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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Coming to Fresno

IN THE December 13 ISSUE

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In 2005, at a Broadway industry conference in NYC, Neil Goldberg proposed to many theatre colleagues the concept of producing an affordable, family friendly holiday stage show that would be able to tour and perform virtually in every city throughout the United States. The idea was initially met with reluctance as audiences were deemed to be in the celebratory holiday spirit the months of November and December only, making both the investment and scale of any potential production a challenging business venture.

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by Lupe Gore


When a shelter contacts Feral Paws Rescue, it is usually to pull kittens, or a family, or a stray cat (friendly or feral) brought in by Animal Control, or a cat who was surrendered by their owner and hasn’t been adopted within the allotted time designated by the shelter and is scheduled to be euthanized. Jazzy and Rocky were at different shelters, but now have found friendship with each other and a happy life at Feral Paws Rescue.

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Valley Animal Center: Voldemort

IN THE December 9 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Voldemort is a five-month-old black and white male domestic short hair kitten. This adorable guy got his name due to his cleft palate which makes him resemble the popular Harry Potter character of the same name.

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Kay Kringle’s Christmas Trees

IN THE December 9 ISSUE

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by Kathy Eide Casas



If you’re looking for the freshest, the greenest, the very best Christmas tree around, look no further than the infamous Kay Kringle’s Christmas Trees. Located in Christmas Tree Country (aka 8805 Highway 41 in Fresno just north of the San Joaquin River), this family owned Christmas Tree Ranch offers a Christmas tree shopping experience like no other.

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by Zachary D. Darrah


Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM) continues serving the community in Fresno for almost its twenty-fourth year. Throughout over two decades, people from all over the world have come through their doors seeking support, love, and hope. As FIRM continues to fulfill its mission of “sharing Christ’s love to build communities of hope with New Americans,” it seems that there continues to be more and more needs.

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by Wendy Hunter


During my 15 years in the Bay Area, I adopted a rescue dog from a San Francisco shelter. Hap was a black and tan Terrier mix, who’d been abused by her previous owner. I was going through a rough patch at the time, and when I saw her curled up in the back of the kennel, I thought we needed each other. And so began a wonderful journey between myself and Hap, who enjoyed nothing more than herding me on long walks, cuddling on the couch, and trying to lick my face off.

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by Terrance McArthur


Remember Dirty Dancing, where it’s at a summer resort in the Catskills? This isn’t that. Remember Where the Boys Are, where Connie Francis is on Spring Break looking for fun and love, and she sings the title song? This isn’t that. Remember Neil Sedaka, who composed a bunch of songs in the ’50s and ’60s, and made a comeback in the ’70s? This isn’t that.

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Just a Book Club On Stage At Fresno Soap

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Jerry Palandino


CURTAIN 5 TheatreGROUP and Soap Co. Fine Arts & Film present Just a Book Club by Fresno Pacific University drama student, Jesse Parr. FIRST TRY, Parr’s previous work, opened the 2017 Season in January and played to full houses. Just a Book Club is our final production for 2017 and plays December 1-2 and 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. and December 3 and 10 at 2:00 p.m. on the Fresno Soap Co. Stage, 1470 North Van Ness Avenue in the Tower District.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


One of the library branches where I work is the Sunnyside Regional Library at E. Kings Canyon Rd. and Clovis Avenue in Fresno. In that shopping center, a change was made this year. Sunnyside Pizza was out, and something new was in the wind…Chicago’s Pizza With A Twist.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder comes through Fresno next week for two performances at the William Saroyan Theater in Fresno. We were able to chat recently with one of it’s stars, Blake Price, who plays Monty Navarro.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Rescuing a Senior

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


We hear it frequently, “I want to adopt a puppy, so it can grow up with us.” Puppies are cute and can be molded somewhat, but do have their own personalities. There are many solid reasons to consider an adult as a first choice when you’re ready to add a four-legged member to your family.

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Fresno Music Academy & Arts In Fresno

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



Do you have a song in your heart but lack the confidence to belt it out? Perhaps someone you know has always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument but didn’t know where to start. Would you like to give your kids (or grandkids) a musical jump-start? I’ve got some good news for you: Fresno Music Academy & Arts has all the good stuff needed to achieve these goals and more.

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Reedley History: Autorama

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Jim Bulls


Since I was born just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, my first exposure to “gear-head-itis” was to the cars of the 1930s. At that time, all the car makers were vying for what few dollars there were available for new cars. During the Great Depression, many of America’s finest auto makers would perish from bankruptcy.

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Twelfth Night On Stage at Fresno Pacific

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Twelfth Night is one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare. It is a comedy that is believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. So it seems appropriate that it be the fall play presented by Fresno Pacific Theater.

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