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Terrance V. Mc Arthur

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Murder.
It’s not a pretty thing, yet we have a fascination with it. Thousands of mystery novels, movies, and television shows reveal whodunit, howdunit, and whydunit. Reality shows analyze the deaths, the investigations, the captures, and the trials. Usually, it’s men who kill, but there are times when a woman takes a life.

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A jukebox musical is a stage show put together from previously released material from a singer (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Musical), songwriter(s) (Mama Mia!—songs by ABBA), or era (Rock of Ages—80s glam rock). River City Theatre Company fills the Reedley Opera House with Ring of Fire: the Songs of Johnny Cash through February 26.

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Tamales—friendly little bundles of cornmeal and good stuff, wrapped and steamed in corn husks. Yummy stuff, and that is the subject of this Great Food Search. I go out to restaurants and other food venues, reporting what is best and what’s the rest.

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Before his death in a 1935 airplane crash, Will Rogers was the original King of All Media: stage (vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies), his newspaper column, radio, and film (silent and talkie), a combination of Dave Barry, Jeff Foxworthy, and Stephen Colbert. Even though he died more than 80 years ago, many of his political and social jokes still ring true.

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Keri Arthur started her Outcast series of novels with City of Light, Winter Halo continues the story. Children are missing, female guards are attacked and disappearing at a massive pharma-tech company, and Tiger is on the hunt to solve the mystery.

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Blithe Spirit On Stage at 2nd Space

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Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote that, and Noel Coward borrowed it in 1941 for the title of his play Blithe Spirit. Now, Coward’s play is at the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre through February 26.

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Nell Ingram feels the earth, is healed by the earth, and gets things to grow. She can even feed a person’s life force into the earth until they die. She was an outcast of the polygamous cult where she was born, but now she has friends, her teammates in the paranormal arm of Homeland Security. In Faith Hunter’s second Soulwood book, Curse on the Land, Nell is back from training.

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by Terrance McArthur



A young girl sings about bluebirds flying over the rainbow, and you know there’s a twister just around the corner. The Wizard of Oz has landed at the Reedley Opera House for the River City Theatre Company, and it’s a smooth landing for everyone but the Wicked Witch of the East (By the way, kudos to director Joseph Ham for staging a ruby slipper transfer worthy of a David Copperfield magic special.).

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


If I had wings to fly…Better yet, if I had wings to eat. Hot wings, cold wings, buffalo wings…Who knew the arms of a chicken would become so popular?

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by Terrance McArthur



Did you ever get a Christmas present that was so good you wished you could get it next year, too? The Good Company Players just gave me that wish. A Christmas Story: the musical returns to Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater through January 8, and what a Christmas present it is!

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by Terrance McArthur



There’s an old saying, “I like radio better than television because the pictures are better.” Radio was theatre that happened in your brain, not your eyes. The Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre recaptures that world of audio entertainment with It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play, performing through December 18.

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& Marshall Ryan Maresca


They carry crossbows instead of service revolvers, and two moons shine down on the detectives in the streets of Maradaine, but An Import of Intrigue by Marshall Ryan Maresca is a police procedural with paranormal and steampunk rising.

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Could there be parts of this world beyond what we know? Creatures we do not know about, the stuff of legends and rumor? Experiences beyond the normal, into the…paranormal?
Jeffrey Gonzalez explores that world with the Sanger Paranormal Society and his online (and sometimes on-the-air) show, Paranormal Central. Born in Sanger, Gonzalez had his first experience with the unexplained in the sixth grade: a UFO. “I knew it shouldn’t be floating,” he says. It looked like “a large beer can with lights.”

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Baseball, fairs, barbecues…Homes of the Hot Dog.
One of the great American comfort foods, I loved those frankfurters and wieners nestled in their buns, squiggles of mustard and ketchup making racing stripes along the meat. Today, the Great Food Search seeks hot dogs in the wilds of…Fresno?

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by Terrance McArthur



Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

What if Lizzie did kill her father and stepmother…but it was self-defense…because they attacked her…because they were ZOMBIES?

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by Terrance McArthur



Red Queen by Christina Henry is the second part of The Alice Chronicles, a twisted, paranormal, violent retelling of the Alice in Wonderland saga. Alice has escaped from a mental asylum with Hatcher, the Mad Hatter, who is an axe murderer. The Jabberwocky is trapped inside a tiny glass ball. The Cheshire Cat is an intrusive voice in Alice’s mind. Alice and Hatcher are looking for his daughter, who is somewhere in the east. They cross into barren, burned wastelands, villages that aren’t what they seem, and up a mountain, to deal with the Black King and the White Queen.

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