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Amateur and professional ropers and riders competed for cash prizes at the ninth annual Open Ranch Rodeo, a free family-friendly event held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Morongo Indian Reservation.

Most Vietnamese restaurants in the Inland Empire serve the food of southern Vietnam, around the area of Saigon. It’s rare in the Inland Empire to stumble upon a place serving dishes from Hue or Hoi An in the central part of the country, or, for that matter, Hanoi in the northern environs. Th…

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A wide variety of music will cascade through the Memorial Chapel during the Redlands Symphony’s 22-23 season. The symphony will welcome acclaimed soloists Patrick Posey (saxophone), Trio Arbol (violin, cello, and piano) and David Shifrin (clarinet); feature the up-and-coming talent of clarin…

The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Art Gallery launched its fall Art Talk series, sponsored by the MSJC Foundation, on Thursday, Sept. 15. The series is open to the public and is being held online.


Banning’s Playhouse Bowl at Repplier Park is preparing for its summer concert series that begins Aug. 4 with a return of Bee Gees Gold, a tribute band of The Bee Gees, who last performed in Banning in summer 2018.

Clifford Trafzer, a Costo distinguished professor of American Indian Affairs at the University of California, Riverside, served as historical consultant to actor and producer Jason Momoa’s new film, “The Last Manhunt.” The film was purchased last week by the distribution giant Saban Films.

On Saturday, July 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. the Banning Art Gallery, 42 W. Ramsey St., will host an opening reception at the downtown gallery next to the new Jitterz coffee shop. This two-artist show will feature the fine basketwork of Fran DeVries and the inspiring paintings of artist Lindy Ballard.


On Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., the San Gorgonio Pass Historical Society will host “Bradshaw’s Road to the La Paz Gold Fields,” a visual presentation looking at the old road that stagecoaches traversed through the San Gorgonio Pass — including a stop at Banning’s Gilman Ranch — as they made …

Terry Chacon, founding member and past president of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside will be the featured artist at the 10th annual Wild West Festival & Western Art Show at the Gilman Historic Ranch. The event will be held May 21-22, 2022, the ranch is located at 1901 W. Wilson St. in …

Beginning on May 6 Castle Park will only accept credit cards, debit cards and secure mobile payments throughout the Inland Empire’s favorite family destination. The switch allows for a smoother and safer experience for guests, who can make payments with credit or debit cards in addition to u…

With its performance season now underway, the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra is preparing for the first of its Intimate Evening Series concerts. On Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., the orchestra will present An Evening of Chamber Music featuring the Lyris Quartet as well as a performance b…


Retired Nicolet Middle School band director Christine Richardson of Banning was inspired one day after taking a hike near Big Bear, to compose a musical piece aptly named after the trail she had meandered.


The whimsical works of Dutch artist Bjorn Wiinblad are on display as part of the Edward-Dean Museum’s newest exhibition “Touch of Magic: Life and Work of Bjorn Wiinblad,” featuring his charming characters.


Over the last year-and-a-half, the Banning Library District and the Friends of Banning Library have come together to produce a series of mini-documentaries, “Exploring the Pass,” about important places and events in the San Gorgonio Pass region.