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by Lorie Lewis Ham


St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us so I thought I’d share just of the few St. Patrick’s Day/Irish things going on in the area for your St. Patrick’s Day fun.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A new festival is hitting Fresno next weekend-this one especially for students-Renegade: The Fresno Student Fringe Festival. We recently chatted about Renegade with Tony Sanders, who is the Event Producer/Founder and Renegade Director who oversees all aspects of the festival (scheduling, marketing, and recruitment).

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by Kathleen Costa


Alexia Gordon has garnered praise introducing us to thirty-six-year-old African-American Gethsemane Brown, a highly educated (Vasser, doctorate from Yale) talented musician and ex-pat in Dunmallach, Ireland.

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by Kathleen Costa


So many complain that there isn’t anything good on television, but I have found the “pot of gold” with the best programming through Acorn-TV’s online streaming: news & reviews, mysteries, dramas, comedies, documentaries, foreign language, feature films, and some programs only available on or original to Acorn-TV.

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Q & A With Comedian Connor McSpadden

IN THE March 10 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



On Saturday, January 27, stand-up comedian Connor McSpadden, a prodigy in the craft of roast comedy, appeared at the Slice of Life show at the Old Town Clovis spot, Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurant. Serving up his signature “bro” style of humor, his rise in the comedy world is anything but a laughing matter.

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Rogue Reviews 2018!

IN THE March 3 ISSUE

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by KRL Staff



Throughout the week we will be posting reviews here of Rogue shows! Check back several times a day! And then go out and enjoy the Rogue Festival! So far we have reviews of Hotter Than Potter, Babe in the Hollywood, The Paranormal Pair, Meddle to the Petal , ASS or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Bong, Neighborhood Watch, S’Will, School of Fish, Bikeface, Mansplaining, Does Fresno Get Into Your Stuff?, The Sibyl of Mars, The Dish, Magical Mystery Detour, Flower Tome Companion, Jeans and Jazz, Street Magic Live!, Standardize This!, State Your Name for the Record, Figmentally Yours, That Kidney Show, Aim for the Heart, Walking While Black in Moscow, & Bring It On Down to My House.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The classic musical The Sound of Music comes through Fresno in a couple of weeks for two performances at the William Saroyan Theater. We sat down with Mike McLean, who plays Captain Georg von Trapp, in this touring production to learn more about his background and what it is like playing such a well known character.

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Q&A with Comedian Samuel J. Conroe

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by Steven Sanchez



On Saturday, January 20, stand-up comedian Samuel J. Comroe played the role of joker and headliner at Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurant in Old Town Clovis for the Slice of Life set taking place every Saturday night.

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Rogue Teaser Show

IN THE March 2 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur


It’s Rogue Time in Fresno! Go Rogue! See local performers! See acts from the far reaches of reality—and beyond!
The Rogue Festival is Fresno’s different kind of March Madness—ten locations, lots of shows, through March 10. You can see stand-up comedy, belly dancing, puppetry, magic (lots of magic, this year), plays, music, and things that defy description.

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by Terrance McArthur


In 2000, while we were all paying attention to other things, a musical called Swing! ran for 461 performances on Broadway and picked up five Tony nominations. Reedley’s River Theatre Company has picked up this blast from the past and put it on stage through March 13 at the Reedley Opera House.

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by Grant Knutson



Come party with the artists!
That was the idea behind my live game show, Fringe Factor: Rogue Edition. I want to throw a party onstage and invite the audience. I want to play lively games and raucous music.

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by Joshua Ryan Taylor



The Outdustrial Theatre Company is producing an unusual show this year at the 17th Annual Rogue Festival. Titled ASS or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bong, it’s already making waves in the scene.

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Mothers and Sons Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE February 28 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Family relationships are complicated. The storyline of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, which opens Friday, March 2, at the Ice House Theatre in Visalia, is no exception. Director Peg Collins identifies the play as “a deeply compassionate and touching look at the transformative nature of forgiveness and the evolving definition of family.”

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by Randy Rutherford



It’s the mid seventies in Alaska; I’m a folksinger in my early twenties, making 150 bucks a night headlining at the Fancy Moose Saloon. I’m driving a bright orange Karmann Ghia convertible—probably the only convertible in Alaska—and I’m adored by my beautiful girlfriend, Molly. So I’ve pretty much got it made.

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