Music Teachers Association to perform Jan. 26

Music Teachers Association to perform Jan. 26

The High Desert Music Teachers Association will present its annual concert Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Performing musicians include Glenda Blackshaw (piano), Jordan Covert (guitar), Catherine Douglas (piano), Gary Fry (clarinet), Clare Hatter (violin), David Hodgson (baritone), Melanie Litton (flute), . . . Read Full Story >>

Young Artist auditions coming up

The Desert Community Orchestra Association will hold its annual Young Artist competition, which offers students musicians an opportunity to perform as guest soloists at the orchestra’s May 5 concert. Vocal and instrumental musicians age 22 and younger are invited to submit applications by Feb. 9. . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango to host  Quarteto Nuevo Jan. 20

Maturango to host Quarteto Nuevo Jan. 20

The Maturango Museum will continue its concert series with a performance by Los Angeles-based Quarteto Nuevo on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. “Hear Quarteto Nuevo merge western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs . . . Read Full Story >>

Dancers to present ‘Life of Love’ benefit

Dancers to present ‘Life of Love’ benefit

Pictured: “Life of Love” performers Britney Brown, Megan Anderson and Amy Ertl (front to back) perform in a previous benefit for Julie Ertl last September. — Photo by Laura Austin ***** By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “Life of Love,” a benefit dance performance . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Whitey Winchester’ to release second album

‘Whitey Winchester’ to release second album

Rebecca Neipp

An album release party and benefit concert will converge Saturday, Dec. 16, when “Whitey Winchester y sus compañeros” [and friends] perform at 7 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. Winchester is the alter ego of Andy Stanford, a longtime resident of the Indian Wells Valley . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Christmas in Ridgecrest’ is Dec. 16

‘Christmas in Ridgecrest’ is Dec. 16

The Desert Community Orchestra will hold its annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School. Doors open for seating at 6 p.m. This year’s performance, with a theme of “A Christmas in Ridgecrest,” . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Academy to host benefit

The Sierra Academy of Dance will hold “Life & Love,” a benefit dance performance for Julie Ertl and her family. Ertl is a local dance instructor who has been fighting cancer for the last several years. The dance performance will feature numbers choreographed by students . . . Read Full Story >>

Charter School to perform in concert on 21st

The Ridgecrest Charter School will present “Our World In Harmony,” the holiday winter concert on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. in Mesquite Hall at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Students from kindergarten through 8th grade will perform in a program that features American and holiday . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Lois & Friends’ to hold sale this weekend

‘Lois & Friends’ to hold sale this weekend

The “Lois & Friends Christmas Art Show and Sale” will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Lois Hinman’s studio in Ridgecrest. “Come see the fall collections from artists Lois Hinman, Kim Winchester, Jerry Bradley, Nicki Haven, Sally Adams and Mike Mumford,” invited a . . . Read Full Story >>

Auditions set for ‘Exit Prima Donna’

Auditions set for ‘Exit Prima Donna’

Master Mystery Productions is teaming up with the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley to bring to life a new interactive mystery, and producers are putting out a casting call for performers. Auditions for “Exit Prima Donna” will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers to hold annual Dickens Tea

Ridge Writers are preparing for their fourth annual Dickens Tea to celebrate the holiday season with Victorian elegance. The tea will be held Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at My Enchanted Cottage and Tea Room. Tickets are available for $20 each from Red Rock Books. . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Christmas is Real’ is Dec. 15, 16

Singers from numerous local churches are getting together to present “Christmas Is Real,” a cantata by Travis Cottrell, Sue C. Smith and David Moffitt. The musical offering will occur Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., with both performances . . . Read Full Story >>

Chamber  society  to host  Delphi Trio

Chamber society to host Delphi Trio

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will host the Delphi Trio on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The program will include music by Johannes Brahms (Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Opus 101), William Bolcom (Piano Trio), and Ludwig . . . Read Full Story >>

Rindt to debut original music this weekend

Rindt to debut original music this weekend

Rebecca Neipp

“There’s a reason we all ended up as musicians,” said Darcy Rindt, one of three siblings in an extended family of beloved local musicians. “They say that your siblings have more of an impact on you than anyone else in your life,” she said. So . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS drama’s ’Hamlet’ opens

BHS drama’s ’Hamlet’ opens

William Nance as Claudius enacts a scene, along with Elise Hill as Gertrude and Annthony Smith as Polonius, during the Burroughs High School production of “Hamlet.” Director Tristan Kratz has led her cast and crew to re-imagine the classic Shakespeare tale with a more contemporary . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Men of Worth’ return to Ridgecrest

Celtic folk duo “Men of Worth” will return to Ridgecrest for a concert on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Center. Exiles James Keigher of Ireland and Donnie MacDonald of Scotland met in Southern California in 1986 and have been singing . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso band concert is Nov. 16

The Cerro Coso Community College Band will perform favorite pieces from the classics to the Beatles on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Parker Performing Arts Center, Burroughs High School. “Directed by Debra Veit, the college band endeavors to be an all-inclusive experience . . . Read Full Story >>

Trumpet sonata  helps restore loss

Trumpet sonata helps restore loss

Rebecca Neipp

“Where words leave off, music begins.” — Christian Johann Heinrich Heine In this case, music provided not only the means to express loss, but a pathway toward healing from it. Almost a decade ago, local concert pianist Patrick Rindt lost the ability to perform with . . . Read Full Story >>

Petersen helps bring  Imogen to life

Petersen helps bring Imogen to life

Rebecca Neipp

Imogen gazed out with a girl’s gladness in her eyes, happy to know that she was back once more where there were those who knew her … — “Aunt Imogen,” Edwin Arlington Robinson Rarely can the longing of human emotion be captured by a single . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Hamlet’ opens Friday at Parker PAC

‘Hamlet’ opens Friday at Parker PAC

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty . . . Read Full Story >>