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Arts & Entertainment of all kinds in the San Joaquin Valley & beyond. Click on article titles to see full articles.

Interview With Local Band Strange Vine

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

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The blues are in their blood, but are just one of the diverse musical genres influencing the electrifying sound of Fresno two-man band Strange Vine.

Vocalist-guitarist-bassist Toby Cordova and drummer-guitarist-Rhodes pianist Ian Blesse have been jamming together since their high school days, but the duo formed Strange Vine (the name fittingly a blues title by Delta Spirit) five years ago.

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Comedy of Errors At 2nd Space

IN THE August 27 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Two sets of separated twins, a death sentence, a gold chain, cross-dressing, mistaken identities, a seductive courtesan, a duke, and a mysterious Abbess. It smells like Shakespeare.

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery is back with a new schedule of exhibitions. Our first one of the Fall 2014 semester is Familia featuring works by COS art faculty member Francisco Alonzo. The show, which features large installations and paintings, will run August 26 through September 19 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. in the COS Art Gallery.

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Spotlight Theory: A Local Band Profile

IN THE August 16 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson



If you search the term “spotlight theory” online, you’ll find that not only is it the name of Fresno’s alternative rock duo, but that it’s an actual theory as well.

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Bonnie & Clyde On Stage in Visalia

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



Everyone knows the story of Bonnie & Clyde and how they died. But add music and the story becomes even more compelling and meaningful. Frank Wildhorn, who wrote the music of another great musical called Jekyll & Hyde, also wrote Bonnie & Clyde, so of course the music is wonderful.

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Little Mermaid Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




This weekend we went to see Little Mermaid Jr. presented by Children’s Musical Theaterworks (CMT) in Fresno. I had never seen a Jr. production of a show before, nor had I seen one of CMT’s productions where the cast ranges in age from 13 to 18 (I have only seen their Underground shows), so I didn’t know what the expect. What followed was a lovely evening with a show presented by some very talented kids.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Introducing one of the most fascinating Shakespeare characters you’ve probably never heard of–Christopher Sly. He’s a scoundrel, a drunk and dominates the beginning of The Taming of the Shrew, but he doesn’t appear in most productions (You won’t find him in the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor film version or the musical Kiss Me, Kate, which is built on the play). Well, the Woodward Shakespeare Festival production isn’t like most productions. Christopher Sly is back!

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by Nancy Holley



Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical premiered in La Jolla, CA in 2009 and since that time has literally taken the world by storm with performances in Japan, South Korea, London, and Broadway. The Visalia Players are proud to present its Valley premiere at the Ice House Theatre beginning August 8.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The musical Bonnie and Clyde will be making its Valley debut August 8 in Visalia. Check out these fun video interviews with the actors playing Bonnie and Clyde–Jonathon Wheeler & Becca Coffey-about the show, and watch for a preview article this week along with a ticket discount for the show, and a review of the show next week!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Recently KRL had the chance to chat with R.S. Scott, one of the founders of Fresno Soap Co., a new venue and non-profit dedicated to the arts. Fresno Soap Co. is a non-profit branch of Jump Right In Productions.

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by Heather Parish



Have you watched beautiful costume dramas like Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice and wondered what it would be like to go to a dance back then? Well, there is a terrific opportunity to do just that at Mrs. Parks’ Regency Rout on Saturday, August 2. The event is hosted by Period Entertainments and Recreational Costuming, Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The musical Bonnie and Clyde will be making its Valley debut in August in Visalia. Check out this fun video interview with the show’s director, Corey Ralston, about the show, and watch for some more video interviews with cast members between now and the show’s opening on August 8!

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