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Lorie Lewis Ham

Kings River Life is at VidCon!

IN THE July 13 ISSUE

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We are at VidCon this week so we were not home to post a new issue! But don’t worry we will be back July 20 with a full issue, and during the week we will still be posting some local entertainment articles.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL has been doing a series of articles looking at various aspects of the City of Reedley. We have looked at the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, chatted with the City Manager, and the Chief of Police, and this week we are taking a look at the Reedley Community Services Department. We sat down with Sarah Reid who is the current Director. Sarah has worked for the City for 16 years, and has been the Director of Community Services for a year.

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Mamma Mia! will be hitting the stage in Clovis this July, presented by StageWorks Fresno. We sat down to chat with StageWorks Artistic Director Joel Abels to learn more about this production.

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The Wakehouse in Reedley is the place to be these days with a lot of great concerts and food. A special event, Country on the Kings River, is coming to the Wakehouse on Friday, July 12.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Neil Plakcy


In honor of Pride, this month we are featuring several LGBTQ+ authors and characters. When I was looking around for books to include, I stumbled upon Neil S. Plakcy’s series featuring Special Agent Angus Green and noticed that his latest book, Survival is A Dying Art, was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Mystery. I decided that this was the perfect choice and I am very glad that I did!

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Traitor’s Codex is the latest Medieval Noir Crispin Guest mystery by Jeri Westerson. Crispin is a disgraced knight who turned his talent for finding things into a profession as a Tracker (basically a private detective) to make a living. Over the years he has become quite good at it and developed a reputation for getting the job done.

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A New Place For Summer Fun in Reedley

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Reedley has a new place to take the family for some summer fun, Trimble Park splash pad. The ribbon cutting was on May 22. We took a moment to chat with Reedley’s Community Services Director Sarah Reid to learn more.

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A few months ago a new coffee shop opened in downtown Reedley called Mama’s Café. My daughter and I now visit there on a regular basis. This is something that has been missing from downtown for awhile now-it is nice to have somewhere other than Starbucks to go to for good coffee and a nice place to hang out. But Mama’s offers a lot more than that. Recently we sat down to chat with owners Jose and Jacqueline Escoto to learn a bit more about this unique shop.

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Summer is nearly upon us and many of us have kids looking for something worthwhile to do with their summer vacation. Why not try soccer? Recently we sat down with Diego Mendoza, who is currently the webmaster and social media manager for the Reedley Kings Canyon Youth Soccer League, to learn more about their league and how to get involved.

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Grave Destiny is the latest in Kalayna Price’s urban fantasy series featuring grave witch Alex Craft. As a grave witch, Alex can speak to the dead, which has made her an asset to the local law enforcement and a possible threat to others. It has also helped her with her PI business.

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The mystery drama Instinct, starring Alan Cumming, premiered on CBS last year and we reviewed it here in KRL! I love this show and was excited to hear that it was finally coming back on June 16 for a second season!

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Discovery Summer Camp 2019

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Looking for something different and exciting for the kids to do this summer? Check out the Discovery Summer Camp, presented by the Discovery Center in Fresno. I sat down with the Executive Director of the Discovery Center in Fresno, Lori Hunter, to find out more about this unique summer camp!

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Disney’s Newsies musical hit the Roger Rocka’s stage this past weekend, presented by Good Company Players. I had never seen the show before, but I was familiar with several of its songs and had seen a performance on the Tony’s, where it won awards for Best Original Score and Best Choreography.

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May 29 is the 9th anniversary of KRL! It’s been an amazing 9 years that have seen a lot of changes. Thanks to all of you who read KRL and I hope you continue to do so for many more years to come. It has also been almost a year since the first episode of Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast went up! The new year ahead of us will likely see many more changes, but we will always stay true to our core and you will always find mystery, theatre, animal rescue and more in KRL and KRL News and Reviews!

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