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by Kathleen Costa


I am a fanatical Anglophile, and Acorn-TV is one of the best streaming option to satiate my appetite for all things in UK television and movies. They offer current productions as well as providing “blasts from the past” in drama, mystery, comedy, documentary, and full-length movies. For a reasonable monthly or annual fee, I have been able to binge classics and enjoy many award-winning programs from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, and places “down under.”

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by Amie Rangel



Over the past several weeks, students and art department faculty have been buzzing over the COS Art Gallery’s last exhibition of the spring semester, our 2019 Juried Student Exhibition. This exhibition will feature art created by COS art students in a number of different categories in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. The exhibition is free and open to the public starting Tuesday, April 9 and runs through Friday, May 3. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m., with the awards ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Something Rotten is coming to Fresno next week and will be performing at the Saroyan Theater on April 16 and 17. We got the chance to chat recently with on of the actors from the show, Emily Kristen Morris, who plays Bea. Emily is a California girl from San Francisco.

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by Steven Sanchez



Billy Batson is the titular character in the comics and the soon-to-be-released film of the same name, Shazam!. Once he shouts that word, a lightning bolt strikes him thus transforming him into an adult-sized, high-flying, crime fighting superhero.

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by Jessica Ham


Crazy announcements have been made in the gaming world, from new consoles to new ways to stream games. Very few games released this month but still, the gaming world is all a buzz this month.

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by Terrance McArthur


“Good Morning, Baltimore!”
Those words mean that the Good Company Players have time-traveled back to 1962 and the good old days of racial segregation on teenage dance shows in the musical Hairspray on stage at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater through May 19. What a joyous blast from the past it is!

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Wicked On Stage at the Saroyan

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by Jessica Ham


To this day, Wicked is one of my all-time favorite musicals. I saw it for the first time when I was thirteen, and I have been hooked ever since. The grand music and powerful, emotional storylines and characters grab you instantly. I started bawling the second the first song started, that is how much I love this musical.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark’s newest mystery series is Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle To Die For starring Lacey Chabert as Tess Harper and Brennan Elliott as NYPD Detective Logan O’Connor. Lacey is known for her work in television, movies and on Broadway and has appeared in seventeen Hallmark movies. Brennan Elliott is a Canadian actor who is best known for his role as Dr. Nick Biancavilla in Lifetime’s Strong Medicine.

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by Kathleen Costa


I’ve been a fan of British television and movies since the early sixties. Mysteries, secret agents, romance, humor, and of course, all the Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing horrors had me glued to the television every Saturday. But, getting productions in the U.S. was relegated to a hit-and-miss and incomplete airing on PBS stations, and don’t get me started on BBC America! So, it was a gift from tech heaven finding BritBox. For a reasonable monthly or annual fee, I have access to a wide range of comedies, drama, mysteries, documentaries—all with excellent video/audio quality using any of my devices.

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by Larry Ham


Evita is a musical that tells the rags to riches to premature death story of Eva Peron, who captured the hearts of the people of Argentina as First Lady in the late 1940s. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the lyrics and book were written by Tim Rice. Evita was one of the most successful musicals of the late twentieth century, and won the Tony award for best musical in 1979. It’s currently being presented by the College of the Sequoias Performing Arts Department.

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Honky Tonk Angels Presented By the Visalia Players

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by Nancy Holley



If Honky Tonk Angels sounds familiar to you, you may be remembering a 1993 album released by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette. However, the only similarities between the album and Ted Swindley’s Honky Tonk Angels are three female singers and a single song “Sitting on the Front Porch Swing.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend FPU’s production of Emma opens. We took a moment to chat about the show with the show’s director, Brooke Aiello, who is an adjunct professor and the Staff Costume Designer/Shop Foreman at FPU.

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