Tag: Entertainment

Curly's Cowboy Christmas

The 12th Annual Curly’s Cowboy Christmas dinner and show was held on Saturday, December 14 at the Historic Apple Valley Inn.

The show starred Belinda Gail, one of the most awarded female performers in Western Music, and seven-time Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year grammy winner. Another award winning songwriter, Joyce Woodson, also sang.

Andy Nelson, cowboy poet and humorist, also performed and interacted with the crowd of several hundred attendees.

A beautiful quilt in memory of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans was displayed. It took Marylin Pierson two months to make, and will be up for raffle at the December 2014 Curly’s Christmas.

Kathy Musgrave, widow of popular cowboy singer/songwriter Curly Jim Musgrave, drew the grand prize raffle ticket to a loud drum-roll. The winner, Owen Morell of Nashville, Tennessee, won the Silver Screen Legend XVI dedicated to legendary cowboy star Ray “Crash’ Corrigan.

The event is a fundraiser for the Happy Trails Childrens Foundation Cooper Home for abused children, located in Apple Valley. If you would like to help, call (760) 240-3330 or visit


Victorville's Christmas Parade a Hit Despite Chilly Weather

The annual Victorville Christmas Parade made it’s way down Seventh Street on a chilly, blustery Saturday, December 7. About 500 spectators lined both sides of the street, waving and cheering the favorite entries.

This year’s parade theme was Santa’s Heroes: Past, Present, and Future. Sheriff John McMahon acted as the Grand Marshall this year.

Some popular entries included American Veterans and other veterans groups, high school bands, performing arts schools, civic clubs, youth clubs, local cities, scout troops, ROTC, cadet corps, fire departments, Miss Barstow Rodeo, National Pixie Miss Route 66, antique tractors, vintage vehicles, little league, and much more.

The parade is put on annually by the Victorville Kiwanis club, giving credit to great community relationships with the City of Victorville, Victor Valley Global Medical Center, Victor Valley Chamber, Daily Press, and the support of committee members and many other contributors.