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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This year The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical became one of my favorite shows! It is dark, moving, and powerful, with amazing music. So when I saw that the Selma Arts Center was putting on a production I knew I was going to be there!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder comes through Fresno next week for two performances at the William Saroyan Theater in Fresno. We were able to chat recently with one of it’s stars, Blake Price, who plays Monty Navarro.

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Plaid Tidings Presented By CenterStage Clovis

IN THE November 21 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Christmas shows are popping up all over the Valley, including CenterStage Clovis’ production of Plaid Tidings, performing the first weekend of December in Clovis, CA. Plaid Tidings is a fun and different sort of Christmas show–KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director, Scott Hancock, about the show.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Christmas shows and celebrations have begun! This week we took a moment to interview Kristeina Wolfert, the co-director of A Little Country Christmas, opening this weekend in Hanford, presented by the Kings Players.

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Twelfth Night On Stage at Fresno Pacific

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

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Twelfth Night is one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare. It is a comedy that is believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. So it seems appropriate that it be the fall play presented by Fresno Pacific Theater.

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Jon Koobatian is best known as the owner and head chef of Jon’s Bear Club in Reedley, California. His history with the Bear Club (he added Jon’s to the name when he became the owner) started many years before that. Jon was born in Dinuba, California and has had a love for food for most of his life.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Earlier this year I was approached by Yeal Shavitt about her web series Split. I checked out the first episode, which was all that was available, and loved it! It is an interesting fantasy web series featuring an LGBTQ character. After watching the episode, I interviewed Yeal about the series which she created, wrote, and stars in.

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A Christmas Carol On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE November 8 ISSUE

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A Christmas Carol has been one of my all time favorite stories for as long as I can remember and I have seen many versions of it, including the Patrick Stewart one, and local actor/director Chris Mangels one man show version (3 times now I think at least). So when I saw that it was on the schedule for the Good Company Players season at 2nd Space in Fresno, well of course I was going to go.

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What is Kings Canyon High School?

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

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Even as a life long resident of Reedley, CA and a member of the media, there are things in Reedley that I am not aware of. Earlier this year I was approached by someone about doing an article about Kings Canyon High School (KCHS) and set out to find out exactly what KCHS was because I honestly had no idea. This led me to my interview with Randy Bessey, Ed.D., Program Administrator at KCHS which I am sharing with you today! I am glad I went on this journey to learn more and hope you will go on it with me now–you won’t regret it!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A Cold Death is the 16th book in Marilyn Meredith’s Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. Tempe is a deputy in the community of Bear Creek, in the hills of California. I have enjoyed following Tempe on her adventures through the years. Each book provides the reader with a good old-fashioned mystery, great characters, and a look into Tempe’s Yanduchi Indian background and beliefs.

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Sarah Thompson will be leading a Nonviolent Action Workshop this Friday, November 3 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Reedley Peace Center, 1208 L Street in Reedley, and at Fresno Pacific University on November 4 at North Hall on the campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over the last five years Sarah has trained people of faith and moral courage in nonviolent direct action preparation. Most recently she was the Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been a fan of Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone books since the very beginning, and still after all of these years I get excited when I hear that a new one is coming out. I couldn’t wait to sit down and read The Color of Fear (Book 32 in this series) and it ended up being very fitting for the time we are now living in– a time when racism seems to be flourishing more than it has for some time, not that it has ever gone away.

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The touring production of Beautiful: the Carol King Musical will be coming to Fresno next week, so KRL took some time to chat with the lead actress, Sarah Bockel, who plays Carole King. Beautiful is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I am a HUGE fan of Murder She Wrote! The show even inspired me to become a mystery writer myself. So when I first met Tom Sawyer at a mystery conference–who not only wrote for the show but later became its show runner-I was so excited! Through the years we have remained in touch, so when he contacted me about reviewing his new memoir I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to read it! I had no idea how interesting his life was way before he ever ended up on the set of Murder She Wrote.

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The Haunted Yard

IN THE October 14 ISSUE

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As we continue to cover fun things to do this Halloween, the latest one is The Haunted Yard, put on by the City of Fresno’s P.A.R.C.S., and a Production of The Ted C. Wills Community Theater, a free drama program for youth ages 8–17. We chatted with Wendi Danyluk, a Recreation Specialist with the city, and she runs the Rec. and Drama program at TCW’s.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Booke of the Hidden is the first book in a new urban fantasy series by Jeri Westerson–whose Crispin Guest medieval noir books I love! I was confident that I would enjoy this new series as well-and I was right.

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I have always thought that an awesome place to celebrate Halloween would be at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. I found out this year that they do actually have special candlelight tours for the Halloween season, along with some other Halloween fun. I recently chatted with them about this fun and spooky possibility for your Halloween experience this year!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I remember attending the Halloween Carnival in Reedley all the way back when I was a kid–it was a highlight of the season. It is still going strong and now combined with Red Ribbon Week, and I took some time to chat with one of those in charge of the event, Sarah Reid, the Community Services Superintendent. One of the Red Ribbon events already took place on October 5-a newspaper sale which is their annual fundraiser. This year’s Red Ribbon theme is “Your Future is the Key; So Stay Drug Free!.” The Halloween Carnival is scheduled for October 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Reedley Armory Building.

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