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fairytales

by Terrance McArthur


Take a book of fairy tales (Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.), rip out the pages, put them in a blender, add three scoops of puns, and flip the switch. When you’re finished, you might have A Walk in the Woods, the Enchanted Playhouse production now playing at the Main Street Theatre in Visalia through October 21.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle


What better mystery for the holidays than a Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle. This week we have a review of the brand new one Once Upon A Grind, a fun guest post from Cleo, and details at the end of this post to win a copy of the book, and to win a $20 Starbucks card!

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Maleficent: Movie Review

IN THE June 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMovies,
andSheryl Wall
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by Sheryl Wall


Maleficent is a Disney movie about her life and how she became known as an evil fairy. It’s a new take on the story of Sleeping Beauty. The movie starts out with Maleficent as a young yet powerful fairy in the peaceful Magical Moors that borders the human land and how she met a human boy and fell in love with him. Stefan, the young boy, grows up and doesn’t come back for many years.

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Once Upon A Time Review: TV Review

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJessica Ham,
andTV
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by Jessica Runnels



Fairy tales are something everyone loves. They bring you hope and make you believe in true love. Fairy tale themed television has become very popular lately and I think Once Upon A Time does it the best. It mixes fairy tales with the real world.

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Once Upon A Time in Wonderland: TV Review

IN THE December 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
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by Chris Lovato


“When two people love each other, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish together.”
In Once Upon a Time fashion, true love conquering all obstacles takes on new life in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and like its parent show, put a new spin on old classics.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This year the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia is closing its season with a play called A Walk in the Woods, written by local writer/director/teacher Debbie Metzler. Originally staged at Enchanted nine years ago, this fairytale character filled show and first play of Debbie’s, has gone through several revisions since that time.

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Beastly: Movie Review

IN THE March 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andJacob Alvarado,
andMovies,
andTeens
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by Jacob Alvarado



Everyone knows the story of Beauty and the Beast. Well the fairy tale has come back to life in the year 2011 in the form of the movie Beastly. This film adaptation stars Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical and up and coming actor Alex Pettyfer.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



When I saw the previews for Red Riding Hood I was afraid it was just another campy teen movie taking advantage of the Twilight fame with forbidden love and werewolves, especially since it’s from the same director; but boy was I wrong.

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