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College of the Sequoias

In The Heights: On Stage at COS in Visalia

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

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by Destiney Warren



In The Heights (Lin Manuel-Miranda’s first musical before Hamilton) is on stage again in the Central Valley, this time by the College of the Sequoia’s drama department. This story about family and community is sure to make you laugh (and cry) as you follow one neighborhood in New York City through the everyday lives and struggles of its members. I had heard a lot about this play and COS did not disappoint. I immediately fell in love with the characters—and yes I actually cried, it was THAT good.

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A Look Back at Theatre in 2016

IN THE January 14 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Another wonderful year of Valley theatre is behind us, and it is time again to take a look back. 2016 was filled with Valley premieres, musical classics, and amazing performances–too many to mention them all, but here are a few.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I grew up watching the movie version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and still watch it every once in awhile-it was always a holiday favorite in my family. It is a fun Christmas musical with great songs, a sweet story, and a great cast, which includes Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. This past weekend the stage version of the musical opened at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia and it did not disappoint.

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The King and I On Stage At COS

IN THE March 16 ISSUE

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by Destiney Warren



Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s The King and I, presented by the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, opened this past weekend and is a perfect show to go to if you’re looking for a whole bunch of laughs…and maybe even a few tears. My boyfriend who has never been to a play (ever!!!) really enjoyed it so it’s perfect for everyone.

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery will close out the fall semester with a two-person show “Figurative Narrative” featuring works by Joanna Kidd and Jan Dove. The show will run from November 10 to December 4 with an opening reception on Wednesday, November 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the COS Art Gallery, Kaweah Room 214.

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Dracula On Stage At COS in Visalia

IN THE October 21 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




This past weekend a stage version of the classic tale Dracula opened at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, a perfect show for the Halloween season! This version was adapted by director Chris Mangels from the novel by Bram Stoker and runs until October 24.

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery is proud present steven labadessa: hallucinatory realism as our second show this Fall 2015 semester! The show will run from Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 30, with a reception held on Wednesday, October 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., here at the COS Art Gallery.

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery has teamed up with Arts Visalia to bring you East/West: A Survey in Contemporary Printmaking, a portfolio of prints that showcases 100 of the most prominent printmakers/educators representing every state in the USA. The COS Art Gallery will have the Western half of the portfolio on display, while Arts Visalia will have the Eastern half of the portfolio displayed. The show at COS Art Gallery will run from September 1 through 25 with a reception on Wednesday, September 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the COS Art Gallery.

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The Henriad Presented by COS In Visalia

IN THE April 29 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Currently on stage at COS in Visalia is a show called The Henriad. This is a unique show, adapted from Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), and Henry V. The show is presented by their student run production company, the Experimental Theatre Ensemble. The show was adapted and is directed by Chris Mangels.

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COS Art Gallery Annual Student Show

IN THE April 27 ISSUE

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery will close out the Spring semester with the very much anticipated Annual Student Show! Highlighting a variety of skills and techniques the students have learned in the classrooms of COS, the show will feature art created by COS art students in a number of different categories in both 2D and 3D. The different categories will feature two- dimensional works in Color & Design, Digital, Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking and three-dimensional works in Ceramics, Sculpture, Stained Glass, and 3D Design.

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by Jessica Robles




It’s the start of another year, which means the COS Art Gallery is back with exciting new shows! To start out our semester, we bring you Visions of Power featuring works by Anna Kenar. The show will run from February 3 through February 27 with a reception on Thursday, February 5 from 5-7 p.m.

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Company On Stage at COS

IN THE November 19 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Company is the story of Robert (played by Valley actor Terry Lewis), and all of his married friends. Robert is in his mid thirties and still single, and his friends keep trying to tell him how great marriage is and that he needs to be married too.

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by Jessica Robles




The second show in the COS Art Gallery for the Fall 2014 semester features two artists, Kara Dunne and Mihyang Kim in East Meets West: Borderline Urban Nature. The show will run from September 30 through October 17 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 2 from 5-7 p.m.. The show features large delicate paintings and intimate prints and drawings.

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery is back with a new schedule of exhibitions. Our first one of the Fall 2014 semester is Familia featuring works by COS art faculty member Francisco Alonzo. The show, which features large installations and paintings, will run August 26 through September 19 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. in the COS Art Gallery.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend I had the opportunity to see The Mystery of Edwin Drood presented by the College of the Sequoias Theatre department in Visalia. I must say I had no idea what to expect, but was drawn in by the title and the cast. It turned out to be a delightful evening of theatre.

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COS Art Gallery: Layered Perspectives

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

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by Jessica Robles


The month of March is Women’s History Month. In honor of this, the COS Art Gallery will feature three female artists in the upcoming exhibit, Layered Perspectives featuring works by Lisa Occhipinti, Jessie Hornbrook and COS’s own Laura Melancon. The show will open March 11 and run through April 2, 2014 with a reception held on Thursday, March 13 from 5-7 p.m. (At press time the reception has already taken place)

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