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Hanford

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Christmas shows and celebrations have begun! This week we took a moment to interview Kristeina Wolfert, the co-director of A Little Country Christmas, opening this weekend in Hanford, presented by the Kings Players.

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by Wyleen Luoma


The Kings Players’ upcoming production of The Dixie Swim Club (by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope) is a laughter-filled tribute to the relationships between five Southern women who have been meeting at a beach cottage every August for 33 years straight. Think Steel Magnolias meets the Golden Girls.

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by Wyleen Luoma


For the second production of their 2017 Season, the Kings Players are presenting Murder Me, Murder Me Not, a hilarious romp of a mystery farce.

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by Cymone Sandoval-Hopper



In this day and age, William Shakespeare is often met with either reverence or disdain. Being considered one of the world’s greatest playwrights doesn’t always mean that everyone enjoys long soliloquies and men in tights.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend Throttlebottom Productions Presents The Tonapah Bambi Show which will be performed in Hanford at the Temple Theater by the Kings Players. We took a moment to chat with Wyleen Luoma, one of the directors of this show, and with “Bambi,” who is played by Wyleen.

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by Sarah Peterson


The South Valley’s Ryan Dean and the Bricktops with vocalist/guitarist Ryan Dean, guitarist John Bell, bassist Mario Teixeira, and drummer Matt Hopson, are kicking off the New Year with their first Fresno show tonight (January 16) at Audie’s Olympic. Kings River Life caught up with Ryan Dean on the eve of the Audiepalooza 2016 All Star Western to discuss the band’s origins and their bright future ahead.

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by Kristeina Wolfert



Hanford is known for Dairy Industry (especially the ice cream), but the Temple Theater is noteworthy as well. Home to the Kings Players, the non-profit organization puts out four staged shows per year at the Historic Landmark. The third installment, Wait Until Dark, is opening Friday September 4 and runs through Sunday, September 27.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Olivia is a medician, a woman with great healing powers as part of her worship of Our Lady’s Tree. She is fleeing the Kingdom of Caskentia because the Clockwork Daggers, a secret unit (that everybody knows about) under the Queen’s command, is after her, and the rebels of the cursed land called the Waste are out to capture her, too. She is armed with medicinal herbs and Alonzo, a former Dagger who quit to protect her. Olivia’s life is quite complicated in The Clockwork Crown by Hanford native Beth Cato.

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Beautifully Damaged Art & Home Decor

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When I learned about Beautifully Damaged Art & Home Decor in Hanford, California it seemed a perfect fit for our Earth Day issue so I took some time to chat with it’s owner Jessica Ann Szalai.

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by Corey Ralston



The Kings Players in Hanford are gearing up for their 52nd season. This season promises a lot of fun performances and maybe even a few chills.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



This is a review of The Clockwork Dagger by Hanford native/Arizona resident Beth Cato. It … oh, wait. I feel that there is a question in the audience. What, you ask, is a clockwork dagger? (Go ahead. Ask. It will make you feel better.) Is it a self-throwing weapon? No. It’s a member of an elite force that answers to the queen of the land in a steampunk reality with fantasy elements.

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Department has a rich history of talented students. The chance to showcase their talent where they first got their start, does not only benefit the artist themselves but also the current COS students and public. Marty Azevedo’s inspiring large-scale prints with mixed media elements graces the walls of the COS Art Gallery for the last exhibition of the Fall 2014 semester in “We Will Live Forever!” The show will run from October 28 through November 21 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 30 from 5-7 p.m. in the COS Art Gallery.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend I went to see The Foreigner in Hanford and it was a riot! If you are looking for something light, fun and clever, that will make you laugh, don’t miss this one.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




The comedy play The Foreigner just opened in Hanford. KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director, Corey Ralston.

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