Ridge Writers to discuss ‘Imagination Lab’

Noted High Sierra poet Eva Poole-Gilson will report at the Thursday, June 6, Ridge Writers meeting on developments of the Imagination Lab in Bishop. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The public is invited and admission is . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Close Encounters’ auditions set

Master Mystery Productions and Ridge Writers will hold auditions for “Close Encounters of the Hairy Kind” Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, from 5-7 p.m. at Red Rock Books. The collaborative production in honor of the legends of Bigfoot in the Sierra Nevada will be staged . . . Read Full Story >>

Talent on display at BHS

Talent on display at BHS

Michael Robinson and Gyana Gutierrez admire work displayed in Burroughs High School’s annual Student Art Show — Photo by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Old friends ’bring it home’ for nostalgic weekend

Old friends ’bring it home’ for nostalgic weekend

Old friends and bandmates gathered at Triple T’s Tavern last weekend for two days of music, stories and visiting for the “Bring It on Home” festival. Members of local bands from the ‘60s and ’70s came from near and far to make the reunion event . . . Read Full Story >>

Auditions for ‘Newsies’ coming up

Auditions for ‘Newsies’ coming up

Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society will hold open auditions for its production of the Tony-Award-winning Broadway hit “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” in June. In 2009 RMES began using local talent to stage quality shows for local audiences — in the process raising money for performing arts . . . Read Full Story >>

High Desert ’Dancin’ recital is May 18

High Desert ’Dancin’ recital is May 18

High Desert Dance students (front, from left) Luna Lopez, Hope Edsel, Arielle Fowler, Charlie Carter and (back) Ethan Fowler will present “Broadway Banana” as part of the studio’s upcoming “Dancin’” recital. Dancers will perform tap, contemporary, ballet and acrobatics at the recital on Saturday, May . . . Read Full Story >>

‘The Laramie Project’ opens May 9

‘The Laramie Project’ opens May 9

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Burroughs High School drama company class will perform “The Laramie Project” next week, opening Thursday, May 9. The play was written in 2000 by Moises Kaufman, with members of the Tectonic Theater Project. The story focuses on . . . Read Full Story >>

Renowned duo to perform in Ridgecrest May 14

Renowned duo to perform in Ridgecrest May 14

The Maturango Museum will continue its concert series Tuesday, May 14, with a performance by Steve Lawless and Dell Yount of Los Angeles in the Coso Gallery at 7 p.m. “The perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom, grandma or best gal is an evening . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Bring it on Home’ set for May 3-4

‘Bring it on Home’ set for May 3-4

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writers “If you remember hanging out at junior high and high school dances, EM Club, Officers’ Club, Sandquist Spa, The Gutter, The Lodge, street dances and desert parties – you’re going to enjoy this reunion,” said Karen Mather, organizer . . . Read Full Story >>

Auditions for Fourth of July pageant will be May 2 and 9

Organizers of “Our Country ’Tis of Thee,” a musical pageant of the history of America, are seeking children to participate in the annual community production. The pageant will be performed the morning of Thursday, July 4. “The children wear costumes, sing, dance and have speaking . . . Read Full Story >>

Bestselling author to share insights

Bestselling author Steven Rowley will share insights about “The Perils and Joys of Writing Autobiographical Fiction” at the Thursday, May 2, Ridge Writers meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. Rowley’s first novel, “Lily and the Octopus,” made a huge impression on . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Academy to present ‘Princesses on Parade’

Sierra Academy to present ‘Princesses on Parade’

Sierra Academy of Dance will present “Princesses on Parade,” Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School. Under the artistic direction of Caté DeMin, studio dancers will present the stories of popular Disney . . . Read Full Story >>

Bestselling author to share insights

Bestselling author to share insights

Bestselling author Steven Rowley will share insights about “The Perils and Joys of Writing Autobiographical Fiction” at the Thursday, May 2, Ridge Writers meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. Rowley’s first novel, “Lily and the Octopus,” made a huge impression on . . . Read Full Story >>

Quilt Guild to meet May 2

The Hi Desert Quilt Guild will meet May 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Salvation Army, to highlight the “Bits and Pieces” friendship group. The diverse group of individuals has more than 170 years of combined experiences. Throughout the years members have . . . Read Full Story >>

’Princesses on Parade’ coming May 3-4

’Princesses on Parade’ coming May 3-4

Megan Anderson will portray Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” in the upcoming presentation of “Princesses on Parade” by Sierra Academy of Dance. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Arts Center. Scores of . . . Read Full Story >>

Young artists highlight ‘Touch of Class’ May 4

Young artists highlight ‘Touch of Class’ May 4

The Desert Community Orchestra will feature winners of this year’s Young Artist competition at the “Touch of Class 2019” concert Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Ridgecrest United Methodist Church. Claire Hatter, 22, will perform Violin Concerto Finale by Max Brunch. She is . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Foul Play’ auditions are April 26-27

Master Mystery Productions will host auditions for “a life-sized mystery board game we call ‘Foul Play,’ on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, from 5-7 p.m. at Red Rock Books. “We need and welcome actors of any level of experience to put on this show,” said . . . Read Full Story >>

Music fest seeks additional sponsors

Music fest seeks additional sponsors

A fire spinner performs at last year’s music festival, which raised thousands for local music programs — Photo by Laura Austin ------ By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “There’s something special and magical about music, that’s why I do this,” said MeloMania Entertainments founder . . . Read Full Story >>

Concert admission free to music students

Concert admission free to music students

INDIAN WELLS VALLEY CONCERT ASSOCIATION — The IWVCA is pleased to offer free admission for all music students in the valley to our upcoming concert by the world-renowned Italian Saxophone Quartet. “This will be the final U.S. appearance on a world tour that has seen . . . Read Full Story >>

Felici Piano Trio returns April 12

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will close its concert season Friday, April 12, with a performance by the Felici Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The concert will include music by Joan Tower, Big Sky for Piano Trio; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Sonata . . . Read Full Story >>