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by Ian Garrett


Any sense of alarm about the future of the environment inspires many to rethink their impact on the planet. Theater artists have an opportunity to reconsider how we do what we do. And, this opportunity is not merely a question of reducing our carbon footprint, but also a chance to bolster theater as a contemporary and relevant art form.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Lorie Lewis Ham


In honor of Earth Day all of our book reviews & giveaways in this issue are ebooks! In this post you will find 5 fun ones-Unholy Matrimony: a Lucille Mystery By Peg Cochran, Sketcher in the Rye: A Portrait of Crime Mystery By Sharon Pape, The Sleuth Sisters By Maggie Pill, Twisted By Laura K. Curtis and Grand Delusion by Matt Witten. Details at the end of this post on how to win ebook copies of all 5.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As I was planning our Earth Day issue, and planning to focus again this year on ebooks, it seemed a perfect time to interview Jay Hartman. Jay is one of the founders of Untreed Reads, a company that focuses primarily on ebooks, and even in their print division uses print on demand because it is more Earth friendly.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of hearing peace advocate John Dear speak at the Reedley Peace Center. Afterwards, I was able to sit down with him for a few minutes and interview him about his efforts toward peace. Here is that very interesting interview–our Earth Day issue seemed somehow appropriate time to post this.

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The King And I At Roger Rocka’s

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It has been a month of classic musicals for us at KRL, ending now with another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The King and I, currently on stage at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Murder in the Worst Degree is the tenth book in F.M. Meredith’s (aka Marilyn Meredith) Rocky Bluff PD series. In this book the Rocky Bluff police department not only has to deal with an elderly man found washed up on the beach, but a serial rapist, drug deals, and auto accidents.

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Grease On Stage At Reedley High

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Most people are familiar with the musical Grease, whether it is because of the John Travolta movie, or the stage musical. This week Grease will be hitting the stage at the Reedley High School Performing Arts Theatre.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The first thing that struck me when I walked into the Ice House in Visalia to see Little Shop of Horrors this weekend was the amazing set! It was all done in gray tones like a black and white movie! So it already set the scene for me to enjoy the evening.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Samantha Ryan is a cop who has tried to escape magic and her past as a witch, but it keeps following her. Out of necessity, she has become a witch hunter–but where will that hunt lead her?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The San Joaquin Valley is filled with amazing talent, both in theatre and music. Here at KRL we enjoy being able to feature some of that talent and give our readers some insight into the lives of the people they see on stage. This week we are profiling local actor Greg Ruud, who was recently seen at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to The Forum.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend I had the opportunity to see The Mystery of Edwin Drood presented by the College of the Sequoias Theatre department in Visalia. I must say I had no idea what to expect, but was drawn in by the title and the cast. It turned out to be a delightful evening of theatre.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you love good, old-fashioned musicals, you need to head out to the Reedley Opera House this month and catch the Reedley River City Theatre Company production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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Fresno Arts Council

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The Fresno area has one of the most thriving arts community I’ve ever seen. One of the groups behind that is the Fresno Arts Council which was established in 1979. We took a moment to chat with Lilia Gonzáles Chávez, Executive of the Fresno Arts Council, about who they are and what they do.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



From time to time, we at KRL like to recognize some of the unsung heroes in our school system. This week we are profiling Reedley High School teacher Lesley Gates, who teaches biology and forensics.

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The 39 Steps On Stage At 2nd Space

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This weekend in the midst of catching Rogue Festival shows, I went to see The 39 Steps at 2nd Space in Fresno, and it was the perfect ending to a long, fun day!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Fresno’s own local talk show, Basically Brandon, has returned for a third season! Check out this interview with Brandon Delsid to find out what they have in store for the new season, which began on February 19.

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