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Heather Parish

by Heather Parish




There’s just four celebs left now and inter-couple tensions are on the boil. For this episode, the workload is high. It’s the semi-finals, which means two new routines and then a winner-take-all cha-cha for 15 bonus points. Prior to each number, we’re treated some behind-the-scenes footage that’s cut to show the perilous physical and mental edge that Dancing With the Stars contestants must walk if they hope to cut the mustard.

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by Heather Parish



We are down to five couples in Season 12 Week 8 of Dancing With The Stars and this week saw our couples do two dances. One rehearsed and then an Instant Dance where they learn the music and then go and rehearse while the other couples are dancing. That’s a lot of pressure, but at this stage in the game they must be pretty used to it.

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by Heather Parish



Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron kicks off this week’s performance show by thanking us for making last week’s Dancing the country’s most watched program – pow! to American Idol and Carole King Week!

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by Heather Parish



In recent years, Fresno has yielded a bumper crop of independent theater companies creating exciting and invigorating work around the Tower District and Downtown. One of the forerunners of this phenomenon is California Public Theater, under the artistic direction of S. Eric Day.

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by Heather Parish



It’s Guilty Pleasures Night on Dancing with the Stars, despite the fact that just watching DWTS IS the guilty pleasure. Couples dance to music considered “guilty pleasures”. Hanson is guest house-band this week, and they all look strangely overgrown, but then it has been a Bieber lifetime since they’ve been on the airwaves.

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by Heather Parish



This week marked the middle of the season for Dancing with the Stars, and to celebrate they treat us with American Theme week. This theme is definitely my least favorite so far this season—especially when compared to last week’s awesome Classical Music Night. Yes, I am a proud American, but I just thought Monday night’s theme trotted out the most overused of American clichés and stereotypes possible. There were more flag and military themed costumes trimmed with rhinestones and sequins than I could have conceived possible. God bless America…?

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by Heather Parish



This week, it’s Dancing with the Stars‘ first-ever classical week, complete with a 46-piece orchestra, opera singer Katherine Jenkins, and hostess Brooke Burke dressed as Aphrodite. I wish I’d have known there was a dress code! Added to this array of classic culture-clash, is David Garett, a classical rock violinist, who opens the show doing an electric violin version of Beethoven’s Fifth.

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by Heather Parish



Kirstie Alley takes a tumble on the dance floor and Ralph Macchio tumbles from the top of the leader board on Story Night on Dancing with the Stars. The celebrities pick tunes that tell a “deeply personal tale” and the competition becomes as much for the sympathy vote as it does for the dancing. “It promises to be an emotional night,” show host Tom Bergeron says, gleefully.

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by Heather Parish



Heather is going to be sharing with KRL readers each week an overview of each Dancing with the Stars episode and her thoughts! Check back each Wednesday night.

This week’s round of Dancing With the Stars was ‘redemption night’. Producers were so upended last fall when David Hasselhoff was sent packing the first week, all of this season’s celebs got a second chance to impress judges and viewers Monday night, before one of them gets the hook on Tuesday.

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by Heather Parish



Dancing with the Stars opened its 12th Season on ABC this past week, and did so with a group of run-of-the-mill “celebrities” called “dull” by the press. Without a Tom Delay or Bristol Palin– or even a Cloris Leachman in all her octogenarian glory– there probably won’t be a lot of headlines written about this season to boost news circulation.

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Harvey: On Stage in Hanford

IN THE March 16 ISSUE

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by Heather Parish



On March 11, the Kings Players in Hanford opened their first show of the 2011 season, the American classic Harvey. Heather Parish took a moment to ask a few quick questions of the production’s leading actor, Sandy Brown.

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by KRL staff



Throughout the week we will be posting reviews of several of the shows being performed at this year’s Rogue Festival in Fresno. Check back daily for new reviews to be added!
You can now find reviews of
The Wretched Void, 52 Pick Up, Every Job I Ever Had, Pillow Talk, Best Half Food Forward, The Ballad of Chet, Love, Art, and Sexual Perversity, What Mamma Said about Down There, Burnt at the Steak & Burning Brothels.

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by Heather Parish


What’s that? You say you’ve never been to the Rogue Festival in Fresno before? Hmmmm. . . I think it is about time you did. Don’t let a little thing like the unfamiliar keep you from the adventure in art that is “Da Rogue”. But, like any other cultural event that has evolved (this is its 10th year), it has its own quirks, etiquette and, of course, buzzwords.

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