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by Cody Clark


I’m a professional magician who loves classic country music, trains, theatre, traveling, and my friends. Also, I’m on the autism spectrum. I was diagnosed at fifteen months young after my parents noticed I quit responding to my name. They took me to the doctor and learned that I was autistic. The prognosis was grim.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened this past weekend at the Selma Arts Center. It is a play based on the YA novel of the same name written by Mark Haddon. The play premiered in London in 2012 and I had the pleasure of seeing it in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. I was very excited to get to see it again in Selma.

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by Les Kurkendaal


I am returning to The Rogue Festival with a brand new show. My show Adventures While Black in Great Britain is a solo show that tells the true story of a trip that I took to England.

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by Kathleen Denny


Every single time Kat looks up from her machine, she sees that pinup calendar with a gal who is NOT demonstrating ANY kind of mechanical technique! And it is just the start of her eight hour shift. But is it really worth the trouble? Kat is the first woman machinist that an airline hired since the 1970s. It’s years before Anita Hill tells the world about Clarence Thomas and Long John Silver, and most people have never even heard the term “sexual harassment.” What happens when Rosie the Riveter meets #MeToo?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Beginning Friday, February 22, the Kings Players will present A. R. Gurney’s famous play, The Dining Room at the Temple Theatre, 514 E. Visalia St. in Hanford. The play is a humorous and touching piece of Americana, taking place in different dining rooms through the years.

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by David Spencer


David Spencer and Randy Morris have been playing the Tower District Rogue Festival for the past thirteen years. Aside from this they have performed locally in coffee shops, political events, weddings, on public radio and local TV, and recently headlined an art festival held in Oakhurst.

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Rogue Show Preview: You Belong Here

IN THE February 16 ISSUE

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by Martin Dockery


Okay, so first of all…Hi, thanks for being curious about You Belong Here. It’s a storytelling show. True stories. Funny and heartfelt. We can agree on that. I might be the one on stage, the one doing all the talking, but You Belong Here is actually a show that belongs to all of us, telling a story about trying to distract ourselves from reckoning with The Big Picture.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries newest mystery movie is More Bitter Than Death, an Emma Fielding mystery based on the books by Dana Cameron. Emma is played by Courtney Thorne-Smith, known for her roles on Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, According To Jim, and Two and a Half Men.

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by Evelyne Vivies


If Grace Note Music Studio has the standard of excellence that you would normally expect from a top-notch New York music school, it’s because its owner, Andrew Kenefick, is a top-notch New York music teacher.

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by Nat Vickers


At one point in history, almost every major North American city boasted a Pantages theatre, a lavish affair that featured the best of touring theatre and Vaudeville. The empire of theatres was built, in name, by magnate Alexander Pantages, a Greek immigrant who had ostensibly struck it rich in the Klondike gold rush, and returned south able to fulfill his lifelong dream of being an artist. But…that wasn’t the whole story.

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by Aaron Shay


Ecological calamity. International unrest. “Economic anxiety.” Spiraling debt and callous indifference to human suffering. Tide Pods. This generation has seen, experienced, and laughed in the face of terrible things. We sing in spite of how screwed up everything is.

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by Doward Wilson


The newest entry in Hallmark’s Movie and Mysteries lineup is Mystery 101 starring Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf) as English professor Amy Winslow and Kristoffer Polaha as Detective Travis Cole. This is another original series, instead of one based on cozy mystery novels like the Aurora Teagarden and Garage Sale Mysteries, among others. This series was written by mystery TV and novel writer Lee Goldberg (Monk, Diagnosis Murder, etc.) and Hallmark writer Robin Bernheim (who also has many other credits).

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Rogue Festival 2019 Muse

IN THE February 9 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is once again Rogue Festival time and one of the first things that happens is the reveal of this year’s Muse. The reveal took place on January 29. KRL took a moment to chat with the driving force behind choosing this year’s Muse, Vince Warner. He is also Co-Director and Tech Manager of the 2019 Rogue Festival.

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by Steven Sanchez



Creative Fresno – the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that specializes in engaging the community in multiple areas ranging from the arts, civics, and business – received approval from the FCC to create a new radio station locally on 93.3 FM. Their goal is to have the station encompass multiple formats ranging from music, podcasts, DJ sets, radio shows, radio theater, etc.

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