Concert series continues with 'big' band

May 17, 2016

'Big Fat Steve Band' returns to courtyard

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley guitarist Steve Orsinelli seems to have more than just a knack for coming up with great riffs and rhythms. The former Orange County native said he also has a gift for turning negative situations into ones that work in his favor.

One of his most brilliant moves was naming his rockabilly/swing/oldies band Big Fat Steve, a derogatory moniker he earned due to being overweight from his fast food habit.

ALA unit sponsors girls state delegates

May 17, 2016

From Staff Reports

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 256, Apple Valley raises funds to send three young women completing their junior year in high school to a week of learning about government at Claremont McKenna College.

This year, Rachel Manker from Apple Valley High, Monique Bodle from Granite Hills High and Jessica Vasage from Academy for Academic Excellence will be representing Apple Valley in late June and July at the 2016 Girls State session.

Orbison tribute descends on AV

May 3, 2016

Tribute artist Mark Barnett comes to golf course Thursday, Friday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

He’s got it!

World-renowned Roy Orbison tribute artist Mark Barnett has the look, sound and persona of the legendary entertainer down to a T, according to fans and critics across the nation.

Saving lives, limbs

May 3, 2016

Wound care director says diabetes among biggest problems in High Desert

By Rene Ray De La Cruz
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY — Carrie Dixon says her medical facility is saving lives and “healing one wound at a time.”

Case to take a stroll down memory lane

May 3, 2016

Entertainer excited to open 'Evenings on the Town' Thursday, Friday

By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review

Much like the masterful singers of days gone by, High Desert-based crooner Rick Case said he strives to provide his audiences with an entertainment experience they will never forget.

Case, whose musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Elvis Presley, keeps his skills sharp through live performances at fairs, private parties and nightclubs.

Mary Love crowned 'queen'

May 3, 2016

TOPS member takes crown after losing 40 pounds

Staff Reports

One local woman took "TOPS" honors last month after shedding more than three dozen pounds in her weight loss efforts.

Mary Love was crowned the 2016 queen of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly — or TOPS — Apple Valley chapter after she recorded a loss of 40 pounds.

Love, who belongs to the #2165 chapter, said she believes it's important everyone takes care of their physical health. Her diet includes nutritious food and portion control.

Don't be 'the lonely'

May 3, 2016

Pat Orr
For the Apple Valley Review

Hopefully you already have your tickets for one of the Roy Orbison Tribute shows this Thursday and Friday night at the Apple Valley Golf Course.

If not, as the song goes, you might know how “only the lonely” feel because everyone else will be rockin' to the beat of one of the icons of the early rock-n-roll era.


Granite Hills putting on audience-involved musical, 'Clue'

April 27, 2016

From Staff Reports

The Granite Hills High School Theatre Arts Department is gearing up for they call a one-of-its-kind performance this weekend and next.

“Clue the Musical” is a show similar to the internationally famous board game that requires audience participation for a fun experience all around — and has the possibility of 216 different endings, according to Theatre Arts and Vocal Music Director Shane Churchill.


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