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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


I couldn’t have seen two more polar opposite shows in one weekend if I had tried! Falling at Fresno Pacific, while amazing, was very serious (review also up tonight). Picasso at the Lapin Agile on the other hand was just plain crazy fun! It will have you laughing all evening—which I suppose is what you would expect from a show written by Steve Martin.

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Falling On Stage at Fresno Pacific University

IN THE November 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


FPU seems to pick plays that make you think-which is something I really like. This fall’s play, Falling, does just that.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


During this time of year we like to feature groups who are making a difference in their community. While looking for such a group this year I found The Community Life Garden, just outside of Reedley. Interested in what exactly they do, I chatted with the Executive Director of Community Life Garden, David Gonzalez.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



KRL has been covering Valley theatre for over eight years now and we have profiled local actors, directors, set designers, and more. We know that every piece of a show is vital, from the last bit of paint, to the costumes, the make-up and the hair.

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by Doward Wilson
& Lorie Lewis Ham



laire Darrow (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley from Father of the Bride) is an idealistic lawyer who fights for truth and justice, even if she doesn’t get paid. Her estranged mother, Joanna (played by Wendie Malick) is also a lawyer who has returned home to rejoin the family firm.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Jeri Westerson


Deadly Rising is the second book in Jeri Westerson’s new fantasy Booke of the Hidden series featuring tea and herb shop owner Kylie Strange. The series takes place in Moody Bog, Maine.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a fan of popular music from the ’50s and ’60s then Smokey Joe’s Cafe is the show for you. It is currently on stage at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the River City Theatre Company.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween and this Valley knows how to do it up right! There are Halloween events all over-some for kids and some for adults-some free and some cost. Some of them are even fundraisers for a good cause. This week we are featuring another Halloween event that is also a fundraiser for Valley Children’s Hospital/Healthcare-a Halloween Bash. The event is being put on by La Visionaria Guild, so we chatted with Dallas Selling, who is the Vice President of the organization and a founding member.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



For those who don’t subscribe to our podcast newsletter, I wanted to share about our new podcast episode that went up this week! This one features a mystery short story perfect for Halloween, Mercy Killer by Merrilee Robson.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you have ever seen MacBeth on stage, I guarantee you that haven’t seen a production like the one currently on stage at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. This is a multimedia production unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Selma Arts Center is presenting The Rocky Horror Show for a special two night event/fundraiser the end of this month. We sat down with the show’s director, Michael Flores, to chat about the show itself, and with Christina Robles to talk about the Halloween Ball taking place before the second performance.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle


The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller is the new Haunted Bookshop Mystery by Cleo Coyle. This series started several years ago and stopped after five books. Now it’s finally back with book 6. The series features widowed bookstore owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and the ghost that haunts her bookshop, 1940s P.I. Jack Shepard.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


I love Halloween and this Valley knows how to do it up right! There are Halloween events all over-some for kids and some for adults-some free and some cost. Some of them are even fundraisers for a good cause. This week I sat down with Katy Young, Executive Director at ImagineU, to learn about their annual Village Halloween in Visalia!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



For those who don’t subscribe to our podcast newsletter, I wanted to share about our new podcast episode that went up last week! This one features an excerpt from the first Haunted Bookshop Mystery by Cleo Coyle, The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, read by Max Debbas.

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Ghostbusters: Fresno Division

IN THE October 6 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Earlier this year I interviewed local actor Alex Vaux, and in our interview a very interesting fact about him came up, he is a Ghostbuster! That’s right, he is part of the Ghostbusters: Fresno Division. When he told me that I knew I had to interview him about it this Halloween season!

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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!

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