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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I am a HUGE fan of Murder She Wrote! The show even inspired me to become a mystery writer myself. So when I first met Tom Sawyer at a mystery conference–who not only wrote for the show but later became its show runner-I was so excited! Through the years we have remained in touch, so when he contacted me about reviewing his new memoir I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to read it! I had no idea how interesting his life was way before he ever ended up on the set of Murder She Wrote.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



If you’re looking for the biggest, the best, and the most Spooktacular Halloween Party in Fresno, look no farther than The Standard’s 10th Annual Halloween Party. Known far and wide for this event, which continues to grow and grow, the Standard’s 2017 Haunted Mansion Halloween Party promises to offer another bewitching night of fun and festivities.

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The Haunted Yard

IN THE October 14 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As we continue to cover fun things to do this Halloween, the latest one is The Haunted Yard, put on by the City of Fresno’s P.A.R.C.S., and a Production of The Ted C. Wills Community Theater, a free drama program for youth ages 8–17. We chatted with Wendi Danyluk, a Recreation Specialist with the city, and she runs the Rec. and Drama program at TCW’s.

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by Terrance McArthur


Take a book of fairy tales (Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.), rip out the pages, put them in a blender, add three scoops of puns, and flip the switch. When you’re finished, you might have A Walk in the Woods, the Enchanted Playhouse production now playing at the Main Street Theatre in Visalia through October 21.

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Little Shop of Horrors Presented by StageWorks Fresno

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

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by Joseph Ham


What do you get when you cross a man-eating alien plant with a hapless, lonely flower shop worker? Nothing good. Just ask Seymour Krelborn, he can tell you.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have always thought that an awesome place to celebrate Halloween would be at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. I found out this year that they do actually have special candlelight tours for the Halloween season, along with some other Halloween fun. I recently chatted with them about this fun and spooky possibility for your Halloween experience this year!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I remember attending the Halloween Carnival in Reedley all the way back when I was a kid–it was a highlight of the season. It is still going strong and now combined with Red Ribbon Week, and I took some time to chat with one of those in charge of the event, Sarah Reid, the Community Services Superintendent. One of the Red Ribbon events already took place on October 5-a newspaper sale which is their annual fundraiser. This year’s Red Ribbon theme is “Your Future is the Key; So Stay Drug Free!.” The Halloween Carnival is scheduled for October 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Reedley Armory Building.

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Midnight, Texas: TV Review

IN THE October 7 ISSUE

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by Jane Leslie


Midnight, Texas is a supernatural thriller TV show about a small town in Texas with an unusual population. It is based on the book series by Charlaine Harris.
On the run from his past, young psychic Manfred Bernardo is told by the ghost of his grandmother to seek out refuge in Midnight, Texas.

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by Terrance McArthur


There’s a storm a-brewing at the Fresno Soap Co., a veritable “Tempest.”
I love Shakespeare, and I’m super-fond of The Tempest, one of his last plays. As a child, I remember watching Roddy McDowell on the television as an ice-crystaled Ariel, the airy, positive servant of Prospero, the magician and ruler of the island.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have to admit that up until this weekend I had never seen a Sam Shepard play, but I had heard a lot of great things about them. So when I saw that Fresno State was performing the Sam Shepard play A Particle of Dread, I was eager to see it.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We at KRL feel it is important to support every segment of the local arts and entertainment communities, and this week we are interviewing Fresno artist Laura Fraedrich, of The Peculiar Palette. She was born and raised in New Jersey, lived in Phoenix for 15 years, and then finally ended up in Fresno.

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by Jessica Ham



September has been an exciting month for video games. The summer had some great games, but September has got the ball rolling once more. From racing games to space adventures, this month’s video game releases have got it all.

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Q & A With Local Actor William Bishop

IN THE September 23 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL covers a lot of theatre both local and in other parts of California, and we have taken our readers behind the scenes many times to get to know actors, directors, and others involved in putting a show together. This week we are doing something just a bit different, we are doing a Q and A with local actor William Bishop, whom I have enjoyed seeing in several productions!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for something fun to take your mind off the craziness going on in the world right now, The Drowsy Chaperone presented by the Good Company Players at Roger Rocka’s in Fresno is the perfect choice!

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Mia Studio & Gallery

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

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by Tom Sims



A conversation with Mark and Wendy DeRaud is going to cross multiple disciplines with some unifying themes. They are thinking artists and artistic thinkers. They are educators. They are community builders.

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Q & A With Local Band The Media

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is filled with a multitude of talent and we here at KRL enjoy featuring that talent. This week we are chatting with local band The Media whose members are: Pedro Montes (guitar/back-up vocals); Jared Cato (congas/percussion); Miguel Padilla (drums); Steven Balladarez (horns/vocals); Octavio Moreno (bass). They come from several different local towns, including Reedley and Dinuba.

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Brick MADNESS Movie Premiere

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

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by Joshua Ryan Taylor


What an occasion! The night of Sunday the 10th, the Tower Theatre was packed with people from all over the Central Valley excited to see the premiere of a truly Fresno Film. Shot and set in Fresno, created entirely by Fresno (or, at least, at-the-time Fresno) artists, Brick MADNESS charmed the audience, who was primed by a red carpet entrance.

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Mothers and Sons Presented by StageWorks Fresno

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I can always count on StageWorks Fresno to bring something to the Valley that will move and challenge you, that makes you think and feel deeply, and addresses subjects that need to be addressed. That’s what they have done this year not only with Mothers and Sons which opened this past weekend, but also with The Christians, and The Full Monty.

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