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Look Back at Valley Theatre in 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2018 was another amazing year in the Valley. As usual, there were far too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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Q & A With Local Actor William Bishop

IN THE September 23 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL covers a lot of theatre both local and in other parts of California, and we have taken our readers behind the scenes many times to get to know actors, directors, and others involved in putting a show together. This week we are doing something just a bit different, we are doing a Q and A with local actor William Bishop, whom I have enjoyed seeing in several productions!

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Heathers: The Musical At Fresno State

IN THE May 9 ISSUE

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by Destiney Warren



The University Theatre’s production of Heathers: The Musical in Fresno is one you don’t want to miss. While dark humor is a fickle craft, this cast managed to hit all the comedic moments perfectly. I had never seen this play, but it has been a cult classic for so long that I was wary of the love that everyone seemed to have for it (Oh, the cynic in me), but after this performance, I’m sold.

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by Sarah A. Peterson-Camacho


LitHop 2017, an annual literary festival founded last year by former Fresno Poet Laureate Lee Herrick as a fundraiser for the Fresno Arts Council’s poetry programs, kicked off last Saturday, April 29, in an array of venues around Fresno’s Tower District. Forty diverse readings spread out over five hours, featuring the work of more than 150 writers, explored themes of love, hate, sex, violence, politics, motherhood, cultural identity and heritage, and feminism.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The San Joaquin Valley is filled with an incredible amount of talent and we enjoy giving our readers a chance to get to know more about these talented people here in KRL. This week we are profiling local director J. Daniel Herring who just finished the 115th fully mounted theatrical production that he has directed!

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by Tom Sims


Manchester Farmer’s Market is a neighborhood venture, created by neighbors who care about their community and are making a difference every week. Manny and Mary Yanez are those two people and, out of their vision, Manny’s need to do something with his time, and Manchester Mall’s welcome to morning walkers, a great venture was launched.

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Cabaret On Stage At Fresno State

IN THE December 10 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


You remember it, right? Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles, Joel Grey as the coy, androgynous master of ceremonies of the 1930’s-Berlin Kit Kat Club, and all those wonderful songs. Then, Sam Mendes reimagined it in the 90s with Alan Cumming as a sexually-aggressive bisexual emcee.

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by Mark Bacon



Route 66 was constructed in the 1920s. Bobby Troup wrote the song lyrics in the 1940s, and by the 1960s, the Mother Road had taken on mythic proportions, becoming the best-known highway in the country. A TV series took its name and sent two young men on adventures down the road. Rock stars recorded Troup’s song. For me, growing up in Southern California, Route 66 represented the appeal of the open road, the wide open spaces of the West, and the pull of days gone by. So when I looked for a setting for a retro-themed suspense novel, it was natural for me to follow the yellow-striped road.

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Othello On Stage At Fresno State

IN THE April 26 ISSUE

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by Nathan Fuentez


The great Shakespearean tragedy Othello, a bloody tale of jealousy, conspiracy, resentment, and revenge, is one week from its premiere at Fresno State’s John Wright Theatre.

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Sustainability Project at Fresno State

IN THE April 19 ISSUE

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by Nathan Fuentez


In the future, human beings may live on other planets, but for now humanity has only the Earth. Fresno State is doing its part to keep the planet habitable with its Sustainability Project.

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Fresno State Spring Concert Preview

IN THE January 25 ISSUE

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by Stacey Balkun



On Friday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m., the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts and Phi Kappa Phi present the Toren Loewenheim & Werz Trio with Claudia Shiuh on viola. The musicians will play piano quartets by Schumann, Froelich, and Brahms.

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Sports Highlights in 2013: Local and National

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

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by Larry Ham



Looking back on the year in sports is always a little difficult. Not because there’s not much to talk about, but because it’s hard to remember everything that happened, especially events from the beginning of the year.

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