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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Recently a new shop opened in Downtown Reedley called Sweet Destination. I went in to check it out and was delighted by what I saw! This place is so charming and filled with so many unique items. The owner, Shelly Henderson, shared with me that the theme of “destination” is showcased throughout the store as she showed me their tables with street sign tabletops (Shelly’s co-owner and husband Mike built the tables), an old luggage cart, their counter is made out of a 100 year old door, and even their business cards are shaped like luggage tags!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Peter and the Starcatcher made its Fresno debut last weekend, presented by StageWorks Fresno at the Fresno Art Museum in the Bonner auditorium. I did not realize that it was based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson–had I known that, I would have realized what a crazy and fun ride it would be!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Recently, Scott Hancock became the new Artistic Director for CenterStage Clovis. While new to the position, Scott is definitely not new to theatre. KRL sat down with Scott to chat about the new position.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I grew up watching the movie version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and still watch it every once in awhile-it was always a holiday favorite in my family. It is a fun Christmas musical with great songs, a sweet story, and a great cast, which includes Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. This past weekend the stage version of the musical opened at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia and it did not disappoint.

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A Christmas Carol Fundraising Event

IN THE November 29 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Watching A Christmas Carol is a part of our Christmas tradition, whether we are lucky enough to see it on stage, or we watch Patrick Stewart’s version on DVD. It has been one of my favorite stories ever since I played the Ghost of Christmas Past at my elementary school’s annual production when I was in sixth grade. One of the best performances of this story I have ever seen was Chris Mangels one-man show and I am thrilled to share that he will be presenting a reading of that show on December 6 at 2nd Space in Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Currently on stage at Fresno Pacific University is a show that is much needed at this time in our county–a show sharing the real life stories of nine Iraqi women in the midst and aftermath of the first Gulf War.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Spectrum Art Gallery is located in the Tower District of Fresno and officially came into existence in 1980–then known as simply the Spectrum Gallery. Its mission is to advance photography as an art form, foster understanding and support for those who create, enjoy and collect photography, and offer an accessible community space for activities and programs to meet the community’s needs.

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Big Fish on Stage At Selma Arts Center

IN THE November 8 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are in need of something to help you forget the political craziness that has been going on, head over to the Selma Arts Center this weekend and see Big Fish. This show will lift your spirits and take you out of the real world for awhile!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Seldom Traveled is the fifteenth book in Marilyn Meredith’s series featuring Deputy Tempe Crabtree who lives in the fictional town of Bear Creek, California. In this book, she deals with murder, a forest fire, and a runaway fugitive.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Neil Simon play Brighton Beach Memoirs opened in Selma at the Selma Arts Center this past weekend, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a fan of old musicals from the 1920s and 1930s then you won’t want to miss the Reedley River City Theatre Company’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone! While the Drowsy Chaperone actually debuted in 1998 as a parody of the old musical comedies, it brings back memories of those fun musicals I used to watch on Channel 26 when I was a kid.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is Halloween season again and there are so many places in the Valley to go have fun! One of which is Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Visalia. We took a moment to chat with owner Kirk Vossler. You can also find more fun Halloween things to do in KRL’s Halloween Fun in the Valley article. Also, in each issue this Halloween season you can find Halloween mystery short stories, and other Halloween fun.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is Halloween season again and there are so many places in the Valley to go have fun! One of which is Frightmare Farms. We took a moment to chat with one of their owners to learn a bit more about this haunt in Merced. You can also find more fun Halloween things to do in KRL’s Halloween Fun in the Valley article.

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Robin Hood On Stage At Enchanted Playhouse

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This last month has been a time of swords and heroes for us here at KRL–first we had Camelot at Roger Rocka’s, and this weekend we saw Robin Hood at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It’s another October and time for Halloween fun for all ages! Here you will find some of the many different options that will be taking place from now until Halloween–there’s something for everyone. Also watch for full articles on some of these events throughout the month, along with other Halloween fun here at KRL!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been in love with the story of King Arthur and Camelot for as long as I can remember. I grew up with the movie, and have seen the show on stage three times now. It is a story and world that I adore, and a musical full of fun songs and characters. When I heard that the Good Company Players were producing the show this season, I couldn’t wait to see it! Camelot is based on the book The Once and Future King by T.H. White. It is a classic Lerner and Loewe musical.

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