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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Bring It On: The Musical is loosely based on the movie of the same name, which focuses on the world of competitive high school cheerleading. The music was written by Tim Kitt and the very well known Lin-Manuel Miranda, with lyrics by Amanda Green and Miranda.

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by Mallory Moad



“Leave Elvis alone.”
It’s a Tuesday morning in the middle of July in Downtown Fresno, and Leon Alchian has voiced his opinion about The King.

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by Louella Moreland


Kings Players is presenting Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women on the Temple Theatre stage this summer. The play, dramatized by Don L. Swartz, is one of the many adaptations of the timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.

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Save The Enchanted Playhouse

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by Evelyne Vivies


Some not-so-enchanting changes are on the horizon for The Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company, a charming little theater company that has been bringing family-friendly live theatre to Visalia from its location inside the Main Street Theater since the ’90s.

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by Kathleen Costa


Acorn TV is airing all sixteen 90-100 minute episodes of The Brokenwood Mysteries which first broadcast in 2014 and continued through 2017.

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Arte Americas

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by Tom Sims



It was a friend’s birthday. As a resident of the Cultural Arts District near downtown Fresno, Ashley Cortes and her husband Sergio decided to showcase four local venues that they love and wanted to support for a movable feast birthday celebration.

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by Terrance McArthur


Once upon a time in the ’50s, a white guy named Huey wandered into a Black music club in Memphis, Tennessee, because he was captivated by the sounds he heard.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries gives us a new trio of Hailey Dean Mysteries that bring up the fifteen-year-old unsolved murder of her fiancé, Will, as a subplot that comes to an exciting and unexpected conclusion in the third story.

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Summer Fun in Reedley

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by Brissa Reyes



Summertime is here, and with our triple-digit weather it’s time to break out those flip-flops and have some fun in the sun. There are various things to do in the World’s Fruit Basket. Here are just a few.

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by Steven Sanchez



Feeling blue, by definition, means feeling melancholy, sad, or depressed. On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, alternative rock band Blue October, in reference to their 2018 single release “I Hope You’re Happy,” I’d say the Fresno audience came away with that feeling.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


StageWorks Fresno’s production of Fun Home opened this past weekend and is the regional premiere of this amazing show! It will be playing at the Dan Pessano Theatre through July 15. Fun Home is a musical adapted from cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.

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by Terrance McArthur


In mathematics, a proof is a way of verifying a hypothesis by building on known facts and theorems. When I tried to explain to two separate people that David Auburn’s Pulitzer-winning play Proof is about mathematics and mental illness, each asked, “Aren’t they the same thing?” The Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre hosts this study in family and prime numbers through August 12.

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New Mystery Podcast Up!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The second episode of our new podcast is up! This one features a mystery short story written by Joan Leotta and read by Fresno actor Julia Reimer.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho



For more than four decades, Allard’s Art has been a mainstay for Fresno’s vibrant arts scene, and General Manager Sheryl Johns has been onboard through it all. Here she discusses with Kings River Life the past, present, and future of Allard’s Art.

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