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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Buffy the Vampire Slayer-it is my all time favorite TV show. Well if you too are a fan of Buffy, then you are in for a treat! Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander, is on a special kind of tour doing different types of small meet and greet events for fans, and one of those stops is in Fresno!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When the High School Musical movie came out in 2006 on the Disney Channel my 13-year-old daughter was obsessed with it, and I enjoyed it too! We even eventually talked her brother into watching it. Through the years we watched all three movies many times, and even now she and I are big fans of Zach Efron and Lucas Grabeel, two of the stars of the movies. So when we heard that the Selma Arts Center’s Teen theatre group was doing a production of the stage version, well of course we were going to be there.

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by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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Look Back at Valley Theatre in 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2018 was another amazing year in the Valley. As usual, there were far too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The King and I comes through Fresno next week for two performances at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno. We were able to chat recently with one of its stars, Angela Baumgardner, who plays Anna Leonowens.

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Driving Miss Daisy On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE January 9 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I remember long ago watching the 1989 movie Driving Miss Daisy staring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. It was a sweet film and a sweet story, so when I heard that Good Company Players were doing the show at 2nd Space this year, I marked it on my calendar. It seemed like a good way to start the new year.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is blessed with so much talent in so many different forms. A group of some of those talented performers have come together to form the Fools Collaborative. We sat down with their creative director and “founding Fool” Haley White to learn more about them.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Every year KRL looks to see if there is a Christmas event that perhaps we have never covered before, and this year we discovered Christmas on the Farm in Kingsburg. We took some time to chat with owner Brad Kane, who owns the almond farm with his wife Lori.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno State University Theatre is offering a lovely show to enjoy for the holiday season, Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley. Having enjoyed several variations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, I looked forward to this new play and I was not disappointed. It was written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon.

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Christmas Shopping In Reedley

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is always nice when you can do at least some of your shopping in your own town and support local businesses, and sometimes if you live in a bigger city it’s nice to check out some of the offerings of local smaller towns as they may offer something unique and different. This week we are taking a look at some of the places to do your Christmas shopping in Reedley.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As a perfect way to start off the month of December, Gretchen Archer and Kings River Life are giving away this Christmas mystery short story!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A highlight of Christmas for many people is the Christmas Parade. Downtown Fresno is celebrating 89 years of Christmas parades this year! We sat down to chat about this year’s parade with Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Events Coordinator at Downtown Fresno Partnership, who oversees and plans the Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade and other DFP core events.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Kelly Ventura will be performing a one-man show of A Christmas Carol on December 7 and 8 for only 2 performances in Visalia at the Main Street Theatre. The show is a fundraiser for The Enchanted Playhouse. We sat down to chat with Kelly about the show.

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