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by Lorie Lewis Ham



It is a rare thing to see a show produced locally that is currently on Broadway. Be More Chill is currently on Broadway, and just opened this past weekend at the Selma Arts Center.

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by Kathleen Costa


BritBox, to me, is synonymous for “binging.” With the variety of mini-series or multiple-season programs from comedies to dramas to mysteries, it is marvelous that BritBox provides them in bunches or all at once. No waiting. I can start at the beginning and in an afternoon, over the weekend, or all month long I can enjoy a few laughs, a few sighs, or a cringe or two.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


If someone comes off as a really nice person, but suddenly turns mean and nasty, we call him a “Jekyll and Hyde,” all because of Robert Louis Stevenson and a bad dream. That dream, of a man physically turning from good to evil, became the 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Over the last 133 years, the story has appeared on stage, on movie screens, and on television countless times (I actually wrote script and lyrics for a musical comedy version presented when I was in high school in 1969), and in varying degrees of adaptation (Remember Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)?).

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June Concerts Galore…And More to Come

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



It’s July, which means that summer is in full swing! The triple digit heat is amongst us which leaves us scrambling for activities to participate in to keep cool. There are those that’ve been indulging in pool swimming, barbequing, summer blockbuster binging, and the list goes on. Speaking for myself, I’ve occupied my time pursuing all the top concerts in the Central Valley.

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by Kathleen Costa


The streaming options of Acorn-TV and BritBox are excellent opportunities to enjoy U.K. detective programs, but not everyone has the equipment, and although very reasonable, can’t justify purchasing a membership. For those people, there are still avenues to explore beyond network television.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries newest movie is Mystery 101: Playing Dead, starring Jill Wagner as Amy Winslow, a college professor, and Kristoffer Polaha as Travis Burke, the local police detective. Jill Wagner is best known for playing co-host on ABC’s Wipeout and Kate Argent on Teen Wolf. Kristoffer Polaha has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Mamma Mia! will be hitting the stage in Clovis this July, presented by StageWorks Fresno. We sat down to chat with StageWorks Artistic Director Joel Abels to learn more about this production.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Did you ever have one of those times when a group of people find themselves together and suddenly become a set of BFF’s (Best Friends Forever)? Did you ever feel so beaten down by life that you wished someone could give your life a boost in a better direction?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Wakehouse in Reedley is the place to be these days with a lot of great concerts and food. A special event, Country on the Kings River, is coming to the Wakehouse on Friday, July 12.

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by Jessica Ham


E3 happened just two weeks ago, but it has given me time to reflect on the video game announcements made at the press conferences. Unfortunately, as excited as I was for E3 this year, it was a pretty big disappointment. This was not that much of a surprise since Sony, who usually steals the show, was not there this year. Many called it the most boring E3 in years. Still, some exciting games were announced.

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by Kathleen Costa


After a couple of years as a member, I am still an eager fan of BritBox, a streaming option for all things any Anglophile would love, checking out the new additions every week. I have binged decades-ago favorites from comedies (Are You Being Served? Again!, Fawlty Towers, and Upstart Crow) to detective/crime dramas (A Touch of Frost, Inspector Morse, and Cadfael) and current productions (Vera, Shetland, and Coronation Street) and documentaries (Mary Berry and Suffragettes).

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by Jennifer Olsen



MOOoove over… Here comes a cattle stampede live on stage! Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst, CA presents the Tim Kelly comedy Here Come the Cows (or Never Say Moo in Mesa) beginning June 28. The annual summer melodrama, which allows for lots of audience participation, is packed with jokes, bound to have you laughing out loud. The melodrama has been a staple on the Golden Chain Theatre stage since its inception in 1967.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


By definition, a mixtape is “a compilation of music, typically from multiple sources, recorded onto a medium,” and acts as a fitting metaphor for the work of Visalia artist Zachary Bland, both literally and figuratively. His work often involves a marriage of multiple mediums, much like a mixtape, and traces its origins from the object itself. Kings River Life spoke with Bland about mixed media, the vibrant Visalia art scene, and how art is a love letter.

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