DIVAS OF HOLLYWOOD AT THEATRE 29

This weekend is the only time you can catch “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” at Theatre 29. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to get tickets…
The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway,” is at again, bringing the “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” to Theatre 29 for two performances. Writer and creator Alan Palmer stars in this audacious tribute to Hollywood films and the divas who starred in them. With fast-paced costume changes, Palmer’s impressions of Cher, Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, and more, is a must for all lovers of film. “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” takes the stage at Theatre 29 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are cash or check only. For reservations, call 760-361-4151.

CARBON MONOXIDE DEATHS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people who were found dead in Yucca Valley Thursday night appeared to have died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard said it appeared the man and woman and a dog were trying to keep warm in a shed in the 58000 block of Buena Vista Drive, when they died. The Coroner’s office identified the man as Uriah Claire, 36; the identity of the woman with him has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin. The exact cause of death is pending, following an autopsy by the Coroner’s office.

VIOLINIST AT HARRISON HOUSE TONIGHT

Harrison House Music and Arts presents Shalini Vijayan on solo violin performing works from Bach to the present by composers from around the globe. The performance is tomorrow, Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Joshua Tree Health Foods, 29 Palms Hwy at Sunset Street, Joshua Tree. Harrison House is located at 6881 Mount Lassen Avenue in Joshua Tree. For more information call 760-366-4712.

REDNECK REVERSE RAFFLE AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is holding a reverse raffle tonight, Saturday, April 12, in which the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize, $1500 toward the trip of your choice. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about how you can be a part of this Redneck Event…
Get out your tackiest undershirt or housecoat for the Redneck Reverse Raffle, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert. The grand prize of the reverse raffle is $1500 toward a trip of your choice, or $1500 in cash. There will be a monster truck load of prizes given away during the evening, plus the very popular game, You Might Be a Redneck If … Prizes will also be awarded for the “best dressed.” The Redneck Reverse Raffle is set for Saturday, April 12, at the Boys and Girls Club in Yucca Valley. Tickets are $50 each, $45 for two or more, but $75 at the door, and include dinner and one raffle ticket. For more information or tickets, call 760-365-5437.

BINGO BENEFITS CHANGE FOR VETS AT SPORTSMANS CLUB

Bingo at the Sportsman’s Club Sunday, April 13, will support Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause and Change for Vets, a new organization formed to help homeless and needy veterans. The 180 Ministries Band will perform. Food and beverages will also be available. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. The Sportsman’s Club is at 6225 Sunburst in Joshua Tree.

DRUG ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two women were arrested Thursday morning for drug possession and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were following leads on another investigation when they went to a home in the 6900 block of Juniper Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 10:30. At the residence, they contacted Sabrina Norcross, 31, and Christale Hubert, 33. Deputies found methamphetamine on Norcross, and determined that Hubert was wanted on warrants for drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sabrina Norcross was arrested for investigation of possession of a controlled substance, booked at West Valley Detention Center, with her bail set at $25,000. Christale Hubert was arrested on her warrants and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail.

SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH AT DESERT CONGREGATIONAL

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church tonight at 7 pm.  Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music.  The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road.  Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church, or Bob Pilgrim at 760-367-9429 for more information.

GALLERY 62 OPENING RECEPTION

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council opened its new art gallery in Joshua Tree Friday, and will hold an opening reception tonight, Saturday during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl. Gallery 62’s first exhibit will feature the works of seven artists: Paul and Kathy Klopfenstein, with their 3-dimensional artworks; Paul Morehead’s photography; Sal Sinare with his primitive metal sculptures; and the contemporary abstract paintings of James O’Keefe, Jason Graves, and Lenne Rosen-Kabe. Gallery 62, located at 61871 29 Palms Highway, next to Art Queen, will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 to 5. During the Second Saturday Art Crawl April 12, the gallery will be open 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is funded by the MBCAC’s exhibits program.