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by Heather Parish



It isn’t Brigadoon, but it’s close. Springing up from the autumn mists for only one weekend will be an English village celebrating its harvest, including jousters, soldiers, merchants, entertainers and the visiting King Henry VIII and his court. They will arrive in Fresno’s Kearney Park November 9 and 10 for the 16th Annual Kearney Renaissance Festival, a benefit for the food pantry at Catholic Charities.

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by Heather Parish



Aileen Imperatrice is devoted to her art. One of a handful of visual artists in Fresno County attempting to make a living strictly from her art, she’d have to be!
But Aileen is determined to make it work and works diligently booking art exhibits, cross promoting her work at ArtHops and galleries, and working alongside theater groups like the Rogue Performance Festival and The New Ensemble Theater Group to provide a visual arts element to their offerings.

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by Heather Parish



It is amazing how the things that inspired you as a young student can come back around to inspire you again as a mature artist. For Fresno State theater professor and director J. Daniel Herring, that’s the joy his current production, The Elephant Man has given.

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by Heather Parish



Boeing-Boeing at College of the Sequoias Theater is a robust farce that will lift your spirits. The classic 1960s French comedy by Marc Camoletti, which recently enjoyed successful Broadway and London revivals, presents fun characters, terrific design, and a lot of laughs for audiences in Visalia. The whole evening is one big belly laugh delivering just what you want from a farce- big characters, physical gags, and sophisticated sexual wit.

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by Heather Parish



As we inch our way toward the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, check out this article on one of the nominees this year!
There’s a reason you should know about Clybourne Park. The address 406 Clybourne Street has a special resonance in the American theater.

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by Heather Parish



Sentiments ran high this week on Dancing With the Stars, as the dances revolved around each celebrity’s most memorable year. The stars told tales of their times of inspiration, loss, adversity and triumph. Some of the stars got so choked up that they had trouble answering hostess Brooke’s questions in the Celebriquarium! By the end of the program, feelings were laid bare, there were only 5 points between the high and low scores, and viewers were emotionally invested in Season 14. Cranky head judge Len Goodman proclaimed the entire night “Awesome!”

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by Heather Parish




Welcome to Week 2 of Season 14! Given that all the dancers last week were either good dancers or good sports or both, I’m particularly happy this is a season that didn’t have a week 1 elimination. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody dance again. So let’s just get straight to the dances, shall we?

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Dancing With The Stars Recap Season 14 Premiere

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by Heather Parish



A new season of Dancing With The Stars began last week! Here is a recap of last week’s episode. Beginning tomorrow night we will have recaps each week, every Thursday night.!

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by Heather Parish & Terrance V. Mc Arthur &
Christine Autrand Mitchell



Throughout Rogue Festival we will be reviewing several of the shows beginning today! So check back often we will be adding new reviews as they come in! So far we have a reviews of The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name), Approaching 80, The Golden Strings of the Forbidden Planet, Poetry Ghosts, Breaking Rank!, Almost Shakespeare, The They, Lot o’ Shakespeare, Hitler’s Li’l Abomination, The Fat Guy Show, Boxcar Figaro, The Sparrow and the Mouse, Songs for Pints, A Hair of the Dog That Humped Ya, The Guy From Out of Town, Poe and Mathews & Kristie With a “K”.

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Dancing With The Stars: Finale!

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by Heather Parish



Actress Kirstie Alley, Disney star Chelsea Kane, and NFL player Hines Ward are all the celebrities left on this season of Dancing with the Stars. For their final Monday show, the judges get to pick their first dance and mentor the celebrities; after that, it’s the infamous freestyle dance round.

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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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