Performers struggle without an audience

Performers struggle without an audience

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer “When all this is over, remember that when people were quarantined in their homes and could no longer turn to each other – they turned to artists.” This message circulating on social media reminds people, amid canceled gatherings . . . Read Full Story >>

Felici Trio canceled

Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society announced that its final concert of the year, which was originally scheduled on April 17 featuring the Felici Trio, has been canceled because of restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The High Desert Music Teacher Association adjudication clinic with the Felici . . . Read Full Story >>

Locals kick off live-stream concert project

Locals kick off live-stream concert project

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Those who are self quarantining or practicing some social distancing can still enjoy live, local music this Saturday, March 21, by tuning in to a live-stream performance by local band “Dropkick Boomer,” presented on the Moe’s Music stage . . . Read Full Story >>

’Rademacher Hills Wildlife’ photography exhibit opens Friday

’Rademacher Hills Wildlife’ photography exhibit opens Friday

“Rademacher Hills Wildlife,” a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Nick Panzer, will be on display starting Friday, March 20, at the Maturango Museum. A reception will be held that evening at 7 p.m. The display includes photos of mammals, tortoises, lizards, snakes, birds . . . Read Full Story >>

Nichols 'Desert and Sierra' exhibit on display

Nichols 'Desert and Sierra' exhibit on display

The Maturango Museum will host a reception for artist Frances Nichols Friday, March 13, at 7 pm. Her exhibit “The Lows and the Highs — Desert and Sierra,” will be on display in the museum gallery. “My passion is landscape,” said Nichols. “I try to . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Woman in the Walls’  opens March 21 at historic Opera House

‘Woman in the Walls’ opens March 21 at historic Opera House

Master Mystery Productions will stage “Woman in the Walls” at the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction on Saturdays, March 21 through April 11, at 2 p.m. The ghost story follows four friends who rent a crumbling Victorian mansion for the holidays in 1930. . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS Drama takes show on the road

BHS Drama takes show on the road

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer With earthquake damage leaving the Burroughs High School without its Performing Arts Center, BHS Theater has taken its show on the road. For the remainder of the school year, the school’s Drama Company has five different one-night-only shows . . . Read Full Story >>

’Symphony in Ink’ hosts BHS art show

’Symphony in Ink’ hosts BHS art show

Michelle Findley, owner of “Symphony in Ink,” views artwork on display at her tattoo parlor on China Lake Boulevard. Findley partnered with Burroughs High School teacher Tristan Kratz to bring the work of students into the community. The exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Songs of the Spirit’ Saturday

‘Songs of the Spirit’ Saturday

Rebecca Neipp

While Patrick Rindt has come to rely on the talents of the “Rindt & Friends” circle to showcase his original compositions, this weekend’s “Songs of the Spirit” concert will also be a family affair. Among the performers will be his two daughters, 16-year-old Lauren and . . . Read Full Story >>

Pinto Ensemble to appear Feb. 29

Pinto Ensemble to appear Feb. 29

The Desert Community Orchestra Association will present its annual Peter Pinto Ensemble Concert Saturday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. The concert is a fundraiser for the Peter Pinto Memorial Music Scholarship. Performances include wind, string and brass ensembles as well as . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Garden Party’ auditions slated

Master Mystery Productions will hold auditions Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, from 5-7 p.m. at Red Rock Books for a revival of “The Last Garden Party.” The production will be staged in June at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. Monica Dwyer will direct a revised version of . . . Read Full Story >>

Trona buries time capsule at football field

By PRISCILLA BENADOM and STEPHANIE SMITH News Review Contributors On Feb. 6, two time capsules were buried at the Trona High School Football field. Stephanie Smith pondered the idea of the time capsule on her back porch while drinking coffee and watching the sunrise touch . . . Read Full Story >>

On falling, and staying, in love

On falling, and staying, in love

By KATHRYN GARCIA COSNER News Review Correspondent Darren and Emily Smith sat down for breakfast at their favorite restaurant Monday morning — the same thing they’ve done every Monday morning for the last two years. This habit is one of many commitments the couple has . . . Read Full Story >>

Rindt debuts more new music

Rindt debuts more new music

Rebecca Neipp

While “Songs of the Spirit” will showcase for the community new music from local pianist-composer Patrick Rindt, his supporters are hoping that the upcoming Rindt & Friends production will also help facilitate a bigger platform for his work. “After attending Patrick’s last concert, I really . . . Read Full Story >>

Last call for applications

The Desert Community Orchestra Association has announced that applications are now available for the Dr. Peter Pinto Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is offered to high-school graduates (2020 or earlier) who are younger than 21 and planning to pursue their education in instrumental music. The selection . . . Read Full Story >>

Neave returns to Ridgecrest

Neave returns to Ridgecrest

The Neave Trio will return to Ridgecrest for two concerts, Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8. The trio will perform with the Desert Community Orchestra on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. “Beethoven’s Triple Concerto provides a special opportunity for the . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Songs of the Spirit’ showcase  Rindt’s sacred compositions

‘Songs of the Spirit’ showcase Rindt’s sacred compositions

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer “Songs of the Spirit,” coming to the United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., will feature sacred and redemptive music from Patrick Rindt & Friends. For the last three years, local concert-pianist-turned-composer Rindt has been . . . Read Full Story >>

’12 Angry Jurors’ is one night only

’12 Angry Jurors’ is one night only

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Burroughs High School will present a reader’s theater of Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Jurors” for one night only, Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. in the BHS multi-use room/cafeteria. Rose adapted the 1954 play from his teleplay “Twelve Angry . . . Read Full Story >>

Tickets on sale now for CHER melodrama

Tickets on sale now for CHER melodrama

From left Sheriff Kenny Hoff and heroine Juliana Merrill ward off villains Joseph Hayman and Justine Mondragon in “The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt,” or “Always Wash Your Long Johns ’Cause it Makes a Lotta Cents.” Christian Home Schoolers of Ridgecrest’s junior high schoolers will . . . Read Full Story >>

Publisher’s journey is Feb. 6 program

The Ridge Writers will host author-publisher Jennifer Crittendon at a Thursday, Feb. 6, meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church meeting room. Crittendon will speak about “Learning Moments on a Publishing Journey.” The public is welcome, and admission is free. Her presentation will . . . Read Full Story >>