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Hanford

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

IN THE April 18 ISSUE

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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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Lost In Yonkers On Stage In Hanford

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Lost In Yonkers presented by the Kings Players opens in Hanford opens May 30. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Jennifer Toledo.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



2013 has been another interesting year of theatre in the Valley. While there weren’t as many new and edgy shows, there were a lot of really good ones.

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The Bus Stop On Stage in Hanford

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This weekend The Bus Stop opens in Hanford presented by the Kings Players. KRL chatted with the show’s director Lindsey Surratt about the show.

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50 Years of Broadway On Stage in Hanford

IN THE September 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you enjoy musical theatre then you don’t want to miss the Kings Players production of 50 Years of Broadway, currently on stage at the Temple Theatre in Hanford. This show was put together in honor of the Kings Players 50th year of producing plays.

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Everybody Loves Opal, and you should too!

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

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by Corey Ralston



To celebrate their 50th Anniversary season The Kings Players have decided to take a trip back to where it all began and produce the very first show that was ever performed by the players in 1963, Everybody Loves Opal, by John Patrick.

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