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by Steven Sanchez



Creative Fresno – the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that specializes in engaging the community in multiple areas ranging from the arts, civics, and business – received approval from the FCC to create a new radio station locally on 93.3 FM. Their goal is to have the station encompass multiple formats ranging from music, podcasts, DJ sets, radio shows, radio theater, etc.

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by Kristine Acopian


There are many things one can hold dear to our hearts. For some it’s old photographs of loved ones, for some it is repurposing antiques passed down to them, and for others it’s holding a space where all of this can come together, to become connected and wholesome in the community.

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by Amber Carter




The 2015-2016 school year at Immanuel has been one of growth and development. The High school, Junior high, and Elementary school have all expanded in technology use, watched the building of a new sports complex, and welcomed new faculty. One new staff member in particular, is the new Junior High and Elementary Performing Arts Director, Jordan Laemmlen. An Immanuel alumnus of 2011, Laemmlen graduated from Vanguard University in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Theater Arts, and a music minor.

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New Space For Visalia Arts Consortium

IN THE August 1 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley




The Visalia Arts Consortium, which began as a seed in the hearts and minds of artists, thespians, and lovers of creativity in the 1980s, finally has a New Space that will contribute creative cultural diversity in the Visalia Art District.

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Rogue Reviews 2015

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur
Joshua Taylor,
& Lorie Lewis Ham



Throughout the week we will be posting reviews of Rogue shows! Check back daily! So far you can find here reviews for The Devil You Know, The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour, First Men of Promise Rocking the Rogue Part 3, If and When, The Road to High Street, Acts of Affordable Care, A One-Way Ticket to Crazy Town, Best Picture, How To Be Wicked, Ananka Belly Dancers: The Best of Oscar, Switch Back, Shadows in Bloom, Lonestar, Still Shopping For God, Animal Love, Flower Tome Companion, Breaking Bange, Play It Like Virgil, Beers About Songs, Ashes, Check Please, Dancing in the Mist, Fallen, Shame the Devil and Pass the Nails, Spencer/Morris Group, Greatest Hits: 2004-2014, Victory for the Recycled Virgin, Boxcar Figaro, A Girl’s Guide to War, and Rites of Passage, Belly Dance Coalition of the San Joaquin Valley.

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by Taylor Harris




I was a scrawny, twelve-year-old kid when I first met Frank Moffett Mosier in his acting course at the studio, Northwest Dance. I quickly learned this was not your typical children’s acting class. There would be no light-hearted productions of the Music Man or any Whose Line is It–inspired improvisational exercises in silliness. Frank handed us scripts he had written himself that challenged us to the core, emotionally and mentally. We would tackle themes that could make adults feel uneasy.

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Recycled Virgin Shows Up to Rogue On!

IN THE February 16 ISSUE

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by Houston Robertson



Victory for the Recycled Virgin, a solo show written and performed by Houston Robertson, is full of surprises – including the age of the performer. Houston grabs you by the heart with all her 78 years as she romps through the fearless and funny episodes of her delayed adolescence. Her opening line “I’ve come here to tell the truth” is the truth. The show radiates with honesty and wit. This solo performance piece was developed with and directed by Mark Kenward, an icon of solo performance in the San Francisco Bay area. He says of Houston, “Houston performs with an engaging presence and riveting energy. She is a force to be enjoyed.”

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Have you ever wanted to discover the “Arts”, but just never knew where to start? If so, then First Friday Visalia was designed especially for you! The revamped and revitalized First Friday Visalia is making a comeback in a big artistic way! Musicians, sculptors, poets, and painters are all a part of this exciting and free artistic adventure taking place throughout downtown Visalia.

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Rogue 2015

IN THE February 11 ISSUE

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andLorie Lewis Ham,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This marks the 14th year of the Rogue Festival in Fresno and there are a lot of new things, a lot of favorite returning performers and venues, and just a great week of interesting and diverse shows. Over the next couple of weeks, we at KRL will be featuring articles about some of the performers coming to this year’s Rogue, and once it gets underway you can expect reviews, and maybe some video interviews. Dates for this year’s Rogue Festival are February 26-March 7, 2015.

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Rogue Festival 2015 proudly revealed its “Muse” – entitled Moving Free and its artist, Christopher Cayco at a reception hosted by KJWL Studios in downtown Fresno on Tuesday, January 27. Cayco’s work will grace the programs, posters, tee shirts, and badges for the 2015 Festival.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Recently KRL had the chance to chat with R.S. Scott, one of the founders of Fresno Soap Co., a new venue and non-profit dedicated to the arts. Fresno Soap Co. is a non-profit branch of Jump Right In Productions.

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Fresno Arts Council

IN THE March 8 ISSUE

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andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Fresno area has one of the most thriving arts community I’ve ever seen. One of the groups behind that is the Fresno Arts Council which was established in 1979. We took a moment to chat with Lilia Gonzáles Chávez, Executive of the Fresno Arts Council, about who they are and what they do.

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