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Mallory Moad

The Fresno Magic Club

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

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If there’s something you’re seriously interested in, maybe even a little obsessed with, you can probably find a club in which you can share your passion with a like-minded group. Fresno is home to numerous organizations that support the enthusiasm of pet owners, drivers of classic cars, writers of mysteries, gardeners, fans of various sports, and devotees of different forms of dance and music.

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This was DeJa Skye’s response when I introduced myself. Tall, curvaceous, immaculately dressed and extremely personable, she described herself as “a man in a dress who loves to put on makeup in the morning.” DeJa Skye is a drag queen, and I was attending Fresno’s First Drag Festival.

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Broken Bone Bathtub In Fresno

IN THE September 5 ISSUE

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A young woman, seated in a bubble bath, tells the story of breaking her hand in a bicycle accident in Brooklyn. On the surface, that’s what happens in Broken Bone Bathtub, a one-woman show by writer/performer Siobhan O’Loughlin. But the deceptively simple premise goes deeper than that.

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Ooh De Lolli Ice Pops

IN THE August 18 ISSUE

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It’s August, and as summers go, this one has been sizzling. So what? Those high temperatures have given us plenty of chances to enjoy hot weather traditions like backyard barbecues, flip-flops, running through sprinklers on the front lawn, and of course, popsicles.

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“Leave Elvis alone.”
It’s a Tuesday morning in the middle of July in Downtown Fresno, and Leon Alchian has voiced his opinion about The King.

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Animals, especially reptiles, are Eric’s passion. E&M’s Reptile Family (the M is his wife, Michelle) is how he shares his enthusiasm. It’s a program that is part storytelling, part education, and part hands-on experience.

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Some of the KRL staff have shared some Easter memories here-some sweet, some funny, some spiritual, and with reoccurring themes of family and missing Easter eggs. I hope you enjoy their memories and they remind you of some of your own which you are encouraged to share in the comments below! Happy Easter!

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by Mallory Moad



“I need to talk to you.” Under certain circumstances those words would be a source of anxiety, but not this time. This was Tower District Marketing Committee Director, Felix Muzquiz’s response to a question about the annual Tower District Mardi Gras Parade.

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Christmas Parades

IN THE December 9 ISSUE

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It’s Christmastime, and all over the Central San Joaquin Valley the season is being celebrated with parades. What could be easier? You just get a bunch of people, a few floats, and a marching band or two, and you’re good to go, right? Wrong! Behind every conglomeration of sights and sounds there are hours, days, weeks, and months of preparation and organization.

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Fresno Music Academy & Arts In Fresno

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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Do you have a song in your heart but lack the confidence to belt it out? Perhaps someone you know has always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument but didn’t know where to start. Would you like to give your kids (or grandkids) a musical jump-start? I’ve got some good news for you: Fresno Music Academy & Arts has all the good stuff needed to achieve these goals and more.

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It’s a quiet, early morning in October. The approaching fall has brought a chill, and a mist hangs in the air. But something’s afoot in these peaceful surroundings. From the distance comes a groan—a shriek—the sound of shuffling feet—giggles. Wait, what? Giggles?

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Story Jam At Politi Library

IN THE August 26 ISSUE

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Everyone has a story to tell, or maybe two or three. On the second Wednesday of the month, a diverse crowd gathers at the Politi Branch Library in Fresno for Story Jam, a free event where they share their own tales, live and in person.

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Fresno Swing Dance

IN THE July 29 ISSUE

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They say, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” and Chris Pluhar would agree. He’s one of the founders of Fresno Swing Dance, a casual, but close-knit, group of people who are committed to creating a community centered around swing dancing. Chris says, “Our goal is to get Fresno County dancing!” There are no membership dues and no auditions.

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Inner Ear Poetry Slam

IN THE July 1 ISSUE

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If I say “poetry,” what comes to mind? Is it a Shakespeare sonnet or The Cat In The Hat? Perhaps it’s a name: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Jack Kerouac, Gil Scott Heron. We’ve all encountered poetry, in one form or another, at some point in our lives. But what’s the best way to truly experience poetry? How about a poetry slam?

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“Hey, Amy! Miss Betts! Come here!” At the sound of their names and a familiar voice, Amy and her daughter, Betts, slowly step forward. These two aren’t contestants on a game show. And although they are beautiful, they’re not in the running to be a top model, either.

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Tower District Records

IN THE April 29 ISSUE

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Platters, stacks of wax, licorice pizzas, fuzzy warbles–call them whatever you want, but they’re commonly known as records. If you thought this music format was dead and gone, think again. Better yet, ask Bob Lambert, owner of Tower District Records in Fresno. “It’s fair to say that vinyl is making a comeback, but it never went away.” It’s also fair to say that a lot of it can be found at this local gem.

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