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Lorie Lewis Ham

New Teen Theatre Company in Selma

IN THE July 28 ISSUE

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The Selma Arts Center in Selma, CA has been providing the Valley with some awesome theatre (check our review of Bring It On), and now it has started a brand new theatre adventure-they have created a special theatre company just for teens.

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In my review of Bring It On this week, I talked about the wide variety of shows on stage in the Valley right now, which includes the irreverent and hilarious Urinetown presented by StageWorks Fresno.

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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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Ever wonder what exactly a Chamber of Commerce does? We took some time to sit down with Erik Valencia, the Executive Director of the Reedley Chamber of Commerce, to find out. Erik has been in this position for almost a year having begun on August 28, 2017.

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Recently I met Shannon Escobedo and her two therapy dogs, Doxie and Fozzy, at the Reedley Library. She now brings them to the Library on Saturday’s to have the kids read to them.

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Andrew Janz is a candidate for Congress in District 22 in California who is running against Devin Nunes. While KRL doesn’t publicly endorse any candidates, I had the chance to meet with Janz before the primary elections and I liked what I saw and heard so I decided to ask him some questions that I think our readers would be interested in.

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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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New Mystery Podcast Up!

IN THE July 4 ISSUE

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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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As Pride Month comes to an end, we at KRL have one more LGBTQ+ related mystery review to share! This one not only features a transgender main character, but is written by transgender author, Renee James.

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Another Valley premiere is arriving in July-the musical Memphis will be opening at the Reedley Opera House on July 6! I took a moment to chat with director, Joseph Ham about this amazing show.

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We Are At VidCon!

IN THE June 23 ISSUE

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If you are wondering where the June 23 issue is I am here to answer that question! We are at VidCon in Anaheim this week so there will not be a June 23 issue, however we will be back with a full issue again on June 30 so no worries.

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American TV has been lacking a bit the last season or so in the mystery genre, but this season’s mid season release of the show Instinct has finally given mystery fans something to cheer about again.

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Reedley PD Tip Line

IN THE June 9 ISSUE

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Ever wish that you could help fight crime in your own hometown? Well actually, you can by using the Reedley PD Tip Line. We sat down recently with Police Liaison Officer Cyndee Trimble Friesen to learn more about the Tip Line which started in August 2017.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, presented by Good Company Players, opened at Roger Rocka’s on May 24 and continues through July 15.

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