Manzanar artifacts pulled from auction block

Manzanar artifacts pulled from auction block

By LIDDY BUTLER, News Review Correspondent Plans to auction off artifacts from the Manzanar National Historical Site north of Lone Pine were thwarted last week when the Manzanar Ad-Hoc Committee for the historical site and other groups and individuals joined forces and threatened to file . . . Read Full Story >>

Sanger wins photo contest

Sanger wins photo contest

Photographer Ken Sanger shows his winning entries in the Historical Society’s Wildflower Photo Contest held April 10-12 in the Historic USO Building. The winners were selected by popular vote, and despite stiff competition, Sanger pulled in the most votes for his “First of Spring – . . . Read Full Story >>

Young artist featured May 2

Young artist featured May 2

The Desert Community Or-chestra will present a concert entitled “A Touch of Class 2015” on Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the James Monroe Middle School gym. The community is invited to enjoy this concert which will feature Clare Hatter, the winner of the . . . Read Full Story >>

Monroe Band receives "superior" ratings at festival

Monroe Band receives "superior" ratings at festival

The James Monroe Concert Band, under the direction of Lisa Austin (at front right), participated in Band Festival at James Monroe Middle School on April 1. The students played three prepared pieces and sight-read a new piece that they had not prepared. Their performance received . . . Read Full Story >>

Artists League to host oil workshop

Artists League to host oil workshop

The Desert Artists League will hostt an oil workshop presented by Janice Kabala on Monday, May 4, noon-4 p.m., and Tuesday, May 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. She will also present a painting demonstration on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Church of the . . . Read Full Story >>

Sanger photo to be featured in Bodie 2016 calendar

Sanger photo to be featured in Bodie 2016 calendar

A still scene from an old church in Bodie, Calif. captured by Ken Sanger. The Board of Trustees of the Bodie Foundation recently voted for Sanger’s photo to appear in their 2016 calendar. -- Photo by Ken Sanger . . . Read Full Story >>

Suzuki Strings to perform ‘Music Around the World’

More than 50 young violinists, ages 4-18, will participate in the Ridgecrest Suzuki Strings’ 25th annual “Music Around the World” concert Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene. Students dressed in international costumes will perform memorized pieces representing 23 . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers to meet author of ‘medieval noir’ mysteries

Acclaimed medieval noir mystery spellbinder Jeri Westerson will give two programs on Thursday, May 7. The first happens over tea and scones at My Enchanted Cottage and Tea Room. The second, entitled “The Writing Life: A Brief Look into What Every New Writer and Veteran . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Dragon Lady’ quilter to address local guild

Quilt designer, teacher and author Sharon Wilhite, who specializes in using innovative techniques, timesaving methods and technology to create spectacular quilts, will speak to the Hi Desert Quilt Guild at its May 7 meeting. Wilhite has designed quilts for Elizabeth’s Studio, Exclusively Quilters, Hoffman Fabrics, . . . Read Full Story >>

Art Guild spring show features variety of artists

Artists of unique crafts and fine arts will be featured at the Sierra Art Guild’s 2015 spring show this weekend. The free show will be held Friday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the SpringHill Suites. The guild will host . . . Read Full Story >>

Band to play in memory of Mick Rindt

Band to play in memory of Mick Rindt

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — The Cerro Coso Community College Band will present its spring concert on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the College Lecture Center. The performance is dedicated to Mick Rindt, who played trumpet with the college band for many years. . . . Read Full Story >>

Wrong Dots to play Fury’s bar

By LIDDY BUTLER News Review Corresepondent Robbie Rist and the Wrong Dots will be back by popular demand for another K-Tel Saturday on April 25 at Fury’s Sports Bar on Inyokern Road. According to promoters, the Los Angeles-based band features popular character actor Robbie Rist, . . . Read Full Story >>

Neave Trio to perform Sunday

Neave Trio to perform Sunday

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will conclude this year’s concert series with a performance by the Neave Piano Trio on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The concert will include piano trios composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cécile Chaminade and . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Eagles Night’ at Open Mic

The public is invited to hear “Hotel California” and other rock standards from the Eagles tonight, April 17, at 7 p.m. during Open Mic Night at the Historic USO Building. Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert chose the theme for tonight’s event based on . . . Read Full Story >>

Strings present ‘Music Around the World’

Strings present ‘Music Around the World’

More than 50 young violinists ages 4-18 will participate in the Ridgecrest Suzuki Strings’ 25th annual “Music Around the World” concert Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene. Students dressed in international costumes will perform memorized pieces representing 23 . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Read book, meet author’ returns

Jeri Westerson, acclaimed author of “medieval noir” page-turners, will appear at Ridge Writers’ “Read the Book, Meet the Author” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at My Enchanted Cottage & Tea Rooms, 214 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. Over tea and scones, she will discuss her . . . Read Full Story >>

Trip to Manzanar pilgrimage planned

Jim Kenney of the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will lead a field trip to the Manzanar National Historic Site on Saturday, April 25, meeting at 7:45 a.m. at the Historic USO Building. The group will be able to pariticpate in the camp’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Author of shaman book to speak here

Author of shaman book to speak here

The Maturango Museum will host a lecture by Nick Clapp, author of “Old Magic: Lives of the Desert Shamans,” on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7 p.m. His lecture will explore native shamanism, a little-known aspect of American Indian life and . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Dragon Lady’ quilter to address local guild

Quilt designer, teacher and author Sharon Wilhite, who specializes in using innovative techniques, timesaving methods, and technology to create spectacular quilts, will address the Hi Desert Quilt Guild at its May 7 meeting. Wilhite has designed quilts for Elizabeth’s Studio, Exclusively Quilters, Hoffman Fabrics, Robert . . . Read Full Story >>

McLane Scholarship Dance is April 18

McLane Scholarship Dance is April 18

The Big Band X-Press will honor the memory of one of its founding members at the annual Jim McLane Memorial Scholarship dance. The event is set for April 18 at the Historic USO Building from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The public is invited, and tickets are available . . . Read Full Story >>