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The Tragedy of MacBeth On Stage at COS in Visalia

FROM THE October 17 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you have ever seen MacBeth on stage, I guarantee you that haven’t seen a production like the one currently on stage at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. This is a multimedia production unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

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George the Giant’s Strange Museum of Oddities and Wonder

FROM THE October 17 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


When George Mc Arthur was a little boy, he went to the Kern County Fair and saw a sideshow in the carnival: the fire-eater, the sword swallower, and other acts. “I was fascinated,” he says, “by what the human body can do.” He has always remembered that day.

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The Rocky Horror Show Special Event at Selma Arts Center

FROM THE October 17 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Selma Arts Center is presenting The Rocky Horror Show for a special two night event/fundraiser the end of this month. We sat down with the show’s director, Michael Flores, to chat about the show itself, and with Christina Robles to talk about the Halloween Ball taking place before the second performance.

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The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller By Cleo Coyle: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE October 13 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle


The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller is the new Haunted Bookshop Mystery by Cleo Coyle. This series started several years ago and stopped after five books. Now it’s finally back with book 6. The series features widowed bookstore owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and the ghost that haunts her bookshop, 1940s P.I. Jack Shepard.

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Valley Animal Center: Tim and Tom

FROM THE October 13 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Vanessa Villanueva


Tim and Tom are two of the many adult cats available for adoption at Valley Animal Center. They have both been in our care for a few years. Unfortunately they have not found their forever home because they are often overlooked since they are positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

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Depth of Winter A Longmire Novel By Craig Johnson: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE October 13 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


For over a year, Absaroka Sheriff Walt Longmire has been battling the ruthless drug lord and Mexican cartel leader Tomas Bidarte. Not only did he hire assassins to kill Walt, Bidarte is responsible for a countless number of deaths that includes that of Walt’s son-in-law. Their skirmishes become outright war when Bidarte kidnaps Walt’s attorney daughter, forcing the normally lackadaisical lawman on an unwavering mission to rescue Cady.

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Haunted Hayride with Murder By Auralee Wallace: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE October 13 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Just in time for Halloween, this sixth Otter Lake mystery begins and ends with a questionable retelling of the Apple Witch ghost story to eye-rolling, snarky girl scouts. Why it is Freddie Ng telling the tale is as much a mystery as the murder that follows, since Freddie hates corn mazes, witches, ghosts, ghost witches, and especially Halloween.

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Witch: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery By Kirsten Weiss: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE October 13 ISSUE

IN THE Fantasy & Fangs SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Jayce, one of three Bonheim sisters, is relieved that life has settled down. Her coffeehouse restored, a curse lifted, her relationship with knees-weakening Brayden a joy, and her sister recuperating, but there’s that niggling sense, a vision, a warning, and the odd couple across the street.

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Macabre Manor: The Meux Home’s 2nd Annual Spooky Fundraiser

FROM THE October 13 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


As the month of October welcomes a colorful rush of falling leaves and shivery winds, the Halloween season springs to undead life in a slew of pumpkin patches, costume stores, and haunted attractions. And what better setting for an eerie adventure than the gothic beauty that is downtown Fresno’s Meux Home?

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Village Halloween at ImagineU In Visalia

FROM THE October 13 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


I love Halloween and this Valley knows how to do it up right! There are Halloween events all over-some for kids and some for adults-some free and some cost. Some of them are even fundraisers for a good cause. This week I sat down with Katy Young, Executive Director at ImagineU, to learn about their annual Village Halloween in Visalia!

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