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Immanuel High School Worship Band

IN THE September 26 ISSUE

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by Shea Gilson


Before 2002, a single teacher led musical worship on an acoustic guitar for chapel services. Jeff March was chaplain at the time, and decided that the worship experience needed more. He gathered his teaching-assistant students into a group that would become the first worship band.

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Tulare County Symphony: 2015-2016 Season

IN THE September 12 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson


Tulare County Symphony Orchestra delivers a double dose of Pops in the Park to kick off its 2015-2016 season, with last night’s Visalia concert in Oval Park and tonight’s at Zumwalt Park in Tulare.

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Local Musician Profile: John Pemberton

IN THE August 22 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson


Childhood dreams don’t always come to fruition, but for Fresno’s John Pemberton, they did. “I always wanted to be a musician,” says the country singer/songwriter/guitarist/drummer, “ever since I can remember. I have been singing since I was three, and performing since I was ten.”

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by Sarah Peterson


Fresno bluesman Glen Delpit has been making music and art for almost half a century. Kings River Life sat down with the artist and musician to discuss art, blues, and the creative process.

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Local Actor & Musician Devan Bolding

IN THE July 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Recently I had the chance to see Devan Bolding perform as Cinderella’s Prince and the Wolf in Raisin’ Cain Players production of Into The Woods at the Selma Arts Center. I loved his voice and performance and thought what a fun local actor profile he would make for KRL. I went to check him out and found out that he is also a musician. So I took some time to chat with this talented performer and learn more.

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by Sarah Peterson



It’s been five years since Kings River Life first interviewed the members of Central Valley hard rock band Sounds & Sciences. Since then, not only has the group expanded (from four members to six), but so has their fan base.

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by Sarah Peterson



Founded in 1998, the Fresno Grand Opera has brought countless stories to the stage, in the form of operas and concerts that take months to stage and produce. KRL sat down with Fresno Grand Opera General Director Matthew Buckman for a behind-the-scenes look at how it all comes together.

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Your Hero Is A Villain No More

IN THE March 7 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson



Shakespeare would have said “parting is such sweet sorrow,” but for the members of Fresno metal band Your Hero is a Villain, that is not the case.
They plan to keep in touch.

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by Haydell Sisters



The Famous Haydell Sisters, Mattie and Maybelle, have held a special place in the hearts of country music fans since the early ’90s. Now, over twenty years since their last concert, they are reuniting at last. The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour, playing at The Voice Shop during the 2015 Rogue Festival, reveals a pair of former teen stars, now tarnished with the patina of maturity after paying the debts of fame. But who were Mattie and Maybelle Haydell?

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by Jeff Single



Two years ago, we ran an article here about the Fresno musical group The Excursions, who had restructured their lineup and were incorporating rich and diverse new material, and new musicians. Their show featured selections that showcased strong instrumentals and standout vocal harmonies. For this year’s Rogue Festival, the group will be performing at Veni Vidi Vici in the heart of the Tower District, and has something a little different planned than in previous Rogues.

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Highway 41 – You Need This Pleasant Break: Rogue 2015

IN THE February 21 ISSUE

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by Sari Miller




Melding two voices and two guitars, Highway 41 returns to the Rogue Festival and Spectrum Art Gallery having earned sold-out performances and glowing reviews in 2014. With new material augmenting their familiar folk repertoire, their playlist is inspired by the viewscapes along Highway 41, from the foothills to the ranges and the coast, stories in song that paint a pleasant picture of the Valley.

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by Sarah Peterson



You could say that music is in his blood.
“I’ve always been around music,” says Geoff Thurman, lead vocalist and guitarist of Fresno’s The Geoff Thurman Band. “My father had a deep bass voice and my sisters were singers and piano students as children. I started singing when I was five years old.”

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by Sarah Peterson



Who knew that meeting at a Limp Bizkit audition ten years ago would lead to the eventual formation of Fresno new wave/pop band Brother Luke and the Comrades?

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Immanuel School’s Choral Music Department

IN THE October 18 ISSUE

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by Kami Hinds



Immanuel School’s Choral Music Department is a great program in which to be involved. The choir program, directed by Mr. Rick Robbins, has proved to be highly successful throughout the years. There are five choirs at Immanuel. There is a Junior High choir, a Men’s choir, a Women’s choir, a Concert choir, and the international award winning Chamber Singers. A student has the opportunity to sing with several of these choirs during their Immanuel experience.

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Interview With Local Band Strange Vine

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson



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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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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Anchor City, a Band of Four

IN THE July 19 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson



When a love of music is born in childhood, it has the tendency to stick around. And the members of Fresno’s alternative band Anchor City know a thing or two about this.

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by Sarah Peterson



Imagine a nightclub on a Saturday night, packed to the rafters, the click of ice against glass faintly heard beneath the sound of the blues charging the air with its currents.
This is the realm of Fresno blues man A.C. Myles.

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