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Driving Miss Daisy On Stage at 2nd Space

FROM THE January 9 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

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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Q & A with Angela Baumgardner from The King and I

FROM THE January 9 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

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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Styx Brings Their Mission to Bakersfield

FROM THE January 9 ISSUE

IN THE Music SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



Classic rock giants, Styx, will “come sail away” to the Fox Theatre in Bakersfield on January 15, 2019. The 70s and 80s arena rock “renegades” are coming to the area to publicize their 16th studio album, The Mission.

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M-m-m-mysteries! Acorn-TV Streaming: Agatha Raisin, Murdoch Mysteries, & Brokenwood

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


From Great Britain to Canada and then Down Under, Acorn-TV offers engaging, sometimes quirky, mysteries, comedies, dramas, documentaries…something for every Anglophile’s tastes. I’ve been totally entertained over the past year since joining Acorn-TV.

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Jackie Dale: Cat Trapper, TNR Freelancer, Rescuer, Cat Mother

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



This past summer was perhaps the busiest one I’ve ever had. Most of my kittens, and a few cats, came from a local (kill) shelter that doesn’t even accept cats. They are only supposed to take injured cats or kittens unable to eat on their own. So that is where I come in because someone needs to be their hope for life.

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NC-17 Maizie Albright Star Detective #3 By Larissa Reinhart: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Maizie Albright isn’t a private investigator, yet. She has two years of internship before earning her license, but she has played one on TV. The former child actress and star of Julia Pinkerton Teen Detective, Maizie is attempting to leave her old life behind as she transfers her acting skills into the real workplace.

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Killalot By Cindy Brown: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


When a fortune teller declares “Death is near,” Ivy Meadows did her best to shrug it off. After all, she was attending the Phoenix Renaissance Faire where there was an abundance of fairies, pirates, dragons, and hobbits in attendance. Along with her brother, his girlfriend, and Ivy’s own boyfriend Matt, Ivy had been invited to support her friend Riley McFarlane’s jousting match.

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A Scandal in Scarlet By Vicki Delany: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Vicki Delany


After an exhausting day manning her uncle’s Cape Cod Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, Gemma Doyle – well, her Cocker Spaniel Violet, to be exact – spots West London’s Scarlet House lit up in flames. As half owner of the adjacent Mrs. Hudson’s Tearoom, Gemma soon finds herself enlisted in helping to host an emergency auction in order to raise funds to repair the historical museum, as well as donating a copy of The Valley of Fear for the cause.

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The Fools Collaborative: Creating Art and Making A Difference

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

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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The Body That’s Not: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Michael Guillebeau


My first dead body and it’s not. I mean it’s not him. I am so screwed.
I can’t believe I ditched school for this. But when the substitute history teacher died, and I had never seen a dead guy, I thought I could get to the funeral home and back before anybody noticed.

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The Skeleton Makes a Friend By Leigh Perry: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Sid never intended to catfish his online gaming group, but when one is a sentient, ambulatory skeleton, posting a real selfie is not an option. That’s why Sid assumed the not-so-subtle identity of Skalle Beinagrind – translated from Swedish and Icelandic as “Skull Skeleton” – for his Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game of Runes of Legend. Having lived with adjunct professor Georgia Thackery’s family since she was six years old, Sid’s inexplicable presence is fully accepted and matter-of-fact.

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Virtual Sabotage By Julie Hyzy: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE January 5 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Kenna Ward is an envoy for Virtu-Tech. That means if a virtual reality user gets too involved in the scenario, she can rescue him before there’s a problem—like brain damage or death. Even though a user’s physical body is in a chamber and in no danger, the client can forget it’s entertainment and believe the situation is real.

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