Maturango Museum Open Studio Tours: Paula Caudil

By LINDA SAHOLT News Review correspondent For this year’s Maturango Museum Open Studio Tour, Paula Caudill will show off her newly completed pottery studio, where she creates not only functional pottery and ceramic sculpture but also beaded and copper jewelry. “It’s light and airy and . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango Museum Open Studio Tours: Jeremy Pecoff

By LINDA SAHOLT News Review correspondent This year’s spokesman for DART’s “Artists on the Edge” group is Jeremy Pecoff, shown working on his sculpture of a triceratops dinosaur. Artists on the Edge will participate in the Maturango Museum’s Open Studio Tour this year. The group . . . Read Full Story >>

Club to host compassionate portrait photographer

The China Lake Photographic Society will host Thomas Perkins at its Thursday, Sept. 4, meeting at 7 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Perkins provides free portraits to families suffering still birth or early infant loss. He will show some of the images he produced after . . . Read Full Story >>

Old West Days set for Randsburg

Organizers of Randsburg’s 13th annual Old West Days & Bluegrass Jamboree are looking for artists, craftspeople, antique dealers and entrepreneurs to participate in the celebration, scheduled for Satur-day, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost for a booth space is $15 per nonfood business, which . . . Read Full Story >>

Feeling musical? Check out these CCCC offerings!

Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Cerro Coso Community College Choir. “Learn how to read music and sing in harmony with a diverse and dedicated group of singers just like you,” said Director Amber Farris-Petersen. The class meets from 6-9:10 p.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Weird stories welcome at Historic USO

“This part of the Eastern Sierra has a rich and fascinating history and our mission is to make the public aware of and preserve it,” said Andrew Sound, program chair for Ridgecrest’s Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert. Nick Rogers, HSUMD Movie Programs chair, . . . Read Full Story >>

Dr. Drummond’s first ‘baby boy’

Dr. Drummond’s first ‘baby boy’

While on travel in Northern California, News Review contributing writer and editor Donna McCrohan Rosenthal had a serendipitous encounter with one of Dr. Drummond’s first local deliveries. The following account that touches IWV history is being shared for our readers’ enjoyment. By DONNA MCCROHAN ROSENTHAL . . . Read Full Story >>

A wartime  romance  that lasted

A wartime romance that lasted

By MICKEY STRANG Special to the News Review My husband, John Strang, and I were married on July 16, 1945, when I was 19 and he was the ripe old age of 22. How many couples can say they have spent nearly seven decades together? . . . Read Full Story >>

Children’s choir  captivates in ‘Joseph’

Children’s choir captivates in ‘Joseph’

By CELESE SANDERS News Review Contributor Exciting things are happening at the rehearsals for the Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” One of the biggest changes is the addition of the children’s chorus. The chorus comprises 25 children ranging . . . Read Full Story >>

Kathy Fields — energy in ceramics

Kathy Fields — energy in ceramics

Linda Saholt

Ceramic artist Kathy Fields will be showing her work during the Maturango Museum’s Open Studio Tour, Oct. 25 and 26, at the studio of Paula Caudill. Fields has a studio at her home, but it is way on Brown Road outside Inyokern, so for the . . . Read Full Story >>

Beth Allen — bringing the outdoors indoors

Beth Allen — bringing the outdoors indoors

Linda Saholt

Beth Allen’s oil paintings of realistic landscapes and Western scenes will be featured as part of the Maturango Museum’s Open Studio Tour, coming up Oct. 25 and 26. This annual event is a fundraiser for the museum. For a small fee, you get a ticket . . . Read Full Story >>

SCENE FROM AROUND TOWN

SCENE FROM AROUND TOWN

Local photographer Gary Nordvall captures a Cooper’s hawk as it alights on a branch in his backyard earlier this week. . . . Read Full Story >>

Sally Adams – making metal mind

Sally Adams – making metal mind

Linda Saholt

By LINDA SAHOLT News Review Correspondent Sally Adams specializes in what you might call “durable art.” Just looking at this petite lady, you’d never guess she wrangles metal into fun and beautiful things. Some of her art is cut out with a computer-controlled plasma torch, . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers to host open mike

Ridge Writers will hold an open mike night for members and guests Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. Members of the public are invited to attend and to read from their own writings. Presentations must have been written by the people who . . . Read Full Story >>

Alas Tarin to perform Sat.

Alas Tarin to perform Sat.

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host a special benefit concert at the Historic USO Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Headlining this concert, which benefits ongoing projects of HSUMD, is local singer-songwriter Alas Tarin. Tarin picked up a guitar at the . . . Read Full Story >>

Historical Society to host benefit concert

Historical Society to host benefit concert

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host a benefit concert at the Historic USO Building Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Headlining this concert, which benefits the many ongoing projects of HSUMD, is local singer-songwriter Alas Tarin. Tarin picked up a guitar . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists sought for August exhibit

SpringHill Suites by Marriot will host “ArtNight” on Sunday, Aug. 24, 4-7 p.m. Artists are invited to exhibit up to three pieces, no larger than four feet in any direction. Tables will be provided for sculptures, but artists should provide easels for paintings and wall-hanging . . . Read Full Story >>

Historical Society to host benefit concert

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host a benefit concert at the Historic USO Building Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Headlining this concert, which benefits the many ongoing projects of HSUMD, is local singer-songwriter Alas Tarin. Tarin picked up a guitar . . . Read Full Story >>

Watercolors and violins – creating  beauty for the eyes and ears

Watercolors and violins – creating beauty for the eyes and ears

Linda Saholt

Two very different artists can be experienced in one stop during the Maturango Museum’s Open Studio Tour, coming Oct. 25-26. Donnie and Charles Woods, married for 58 years, have studios in different parts of their home. Donnie’s studio is upstairs, in an airy, bright room . . . Read Full Story >>

John Muir quartet to perform Friday

John Muir quartet to perform Friday

Erica MacArthur, Christine Snipes, Chad Jackson and Ian Rawson, from left, recently formed the John Muir String Quaret. They will perform this Friday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m., at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The quartet will perform Schubert’s . . . Read Full Story >>