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by Christina Thorin

Taste the Arts, returns this year from September 29 through October 1 throughout downtown Visalia. The festival invites all community members to taste, sample or dig into the many vibrant forms of art that have been grown and cultivated in the valley.


by RHS Grads &
Lorie Lewis Ham

As I sat to enjoy this year’s Reedley High School graduation, it was different for me this time. I wasn’t watching just as a journalist or a drama mom who knew these kids through RHS shows, I was watching as a mom. My daughter, Jessica, graduated this year and it was quite the different feeling.

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Jon’s Bear Club in Reedley


FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun

by Zachariah Zendejas

Once you enter the brown, inconspicuous building of Jon’s Bear Club through its back entrance, you are immediately immersed in a comfortable, relaxed and well-to-do setting, without it feeling overbearing for the average eater, like myself.


by KRL staff

Throughout the week we will be posting reviews of several of the shows being performed at this year’s Rogue Festival in Fresno. Check back daily for new reviews to be added!
You can now find reviews of
The Wretched Void, 52 Pick Up, Every Job I Ever Had, Pillow Talk, Best Half Food Forward, The Ballad of Chet, Love, Art, and Sexual Perversity, What Mamma Said about Down There, Burnt at the Steak & Burning Brothels.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham

With the Rogue Festival now underway, I found myself curious how a group goes about getting ready for Rogue. Anthony Taylor, who is directing one of the shows for the Artists’ Repertory Theatre Company this year, and Jennifer Meckel with Ananka Dance Company, shared with KRL a bit of the process.


by Lynn Ruth Miller

I began performing at Fringe Festivals in 2005 when I brought a comedy show to The Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival. While I was there, I learned the discipline of performing the same show every night for 30 nights and the thrill when you got it right.


by Matthew Rangel

In honor of Woman’s History month, the College of the Sequoias (COS) Art Gallery will be featuring the innovative paintings of Fresno artist Leslie Batty as part of a community-wide celebration. Batty’s solo exhibition titled Fitting the Subject/Object will be held March 7 through April 1.


by Heather Parish

What’s that? You say you’ve never been to the Rogue Festival in Fresno before? Hmmmm. . . I think it is about time you did. Don’t let a little thing like the unfamiliar keep you from the adventure in art that is “Da Rogue”. But, like any other cultural event that has evolved (this is its 10th year), it has its own quirks, etiquette and, of course, buzzwords.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

This year the Rogue Performance Festival in Fresno is celebrating its tenth year. Rogue Festivals feature all types of performers from magicians, to theatre, to dancers, singers and more, from the Valley and beyond. If you love the arts, it’s an incredible event not to be missed.


Fresno Monsters Weekly Recap & News

IN THE February 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,

by Fresno Monsters

Find out the latest news on Fresno’s own hockey team, The Fresno Monsters in the Monsters Weekly right here at Kings River Life every Wednesday when the team is playing.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

The New Ensemble is a new theatre company in Fresno that wants to provide, on a regular basis, thoughtful, powerful works of theatre for this community– works of literary and theatrical merit based in ideas and immediacy of emotion.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

This past weekend my daughter and I went to see The Wedding Singer at Roger Rocka’s in Fresno. If you are a child of the 80’s like myself, or just love the 80’s like my daughter, you will enjoy being transported back in time by the music and the many 80’s references and song titles used in dialogue. But even if you aren’t, you will still enjoy the fun romantic comedy storyline and great music of this show.

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