‘Foul Play’ opens July 20

‘Foul Play’ opens July 20

Master Mystery Productions and Red Rock Books are joining forces to create a life-sized interactive mystery board game called “Foul Play.” Performances will be held Saturdays from July 20 through Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Red Rock Books. “Inspired by the classic board game . . . Read Full Story >>

’The show must go on’

’The show must go on’

The cast of “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” return to their rehearsal schedule without skipping a beat following earthquakes that rocked our hometown. “The show must go on,” said Bill Farris, who is directing the upcoming Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society production. “I would say that everything . . . Read Full Story >>

Maturango Museum hosts Kurdeka photography exhibit

Maturango Museum hosts Kurdeka photography exhibit

A woman in Myanmar wears a decorative pattern of sunscreen made from the bark of a Thanaka tree. The Maturango Museum is hosting an exhibit for local photographer Dave Kurdeka, who has traveled extensively in mainland Southeast Asia. According to a spokesperson, the exhibit showecases . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Newsies’ to showcase local talent

‘Newsies’ to showcase local talent

By REBECCA NEIPP, News Review Staff Writer The cast list went up Monday for “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” — which will feature local talent raising money for performing arts programs in the 10-year-anniversary production of Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society. The RMES board was looking for . . . Read Full Story >>

Ashby confronts ‘Survival vs. Taboo’

Norma Ashby will talk about her long path confronting “Survival vs. Taboo” for her program at the Ridge Writers meeting on Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The public is invited and admission is free. Ashby has . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Newsies’ open auditions begin Wednesday

‘Newsies’ open auditions begin Wednesday

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

Visual/Performing Arts student contributes to college sculpture garden

Visual/Performing Arts student contributes to college sculpture garden

James Gray, former Visual and Performing Arts Outstanding Student of the Year at Cerro Coso Community College, has added his artwork (shown above) to the college’s Sculpture Garden. “The student fence panel project is an ongoing endeavor of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, which . . . Read Full Story >>

Folias to play in museum concert series

Folias to play in museum concert series

The Maturango Museum will conclude its 2018-19 concert series with a performance by the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery. The Michigan-based husband and wife team will present a program of original music influenced by Argentine . . . Read Full Story >>

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 local production of the Tony-award-winning Broadway hit “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” in June. In 2009 RMES began using local talent to stage high-quality shows for local audiences — in the process raising money for performing . . . 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 >>