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by Cyntha Chow
& Lorie Lewis Ham


While leading a group of teenagers on a roadside litter cleanup Mason County Deputy Sheriff Tom Bridger and his girlfriend and veterinarian Rachel Goddard discover the body of Shelly Beecher, hidden underneath an old mattress. The young woman had been missing for over a month and was actively working for the Virginia Innocence Project to overturn the conviction of Vance Langford, a man found guilty of beating to death his band mate Brian Hadley in a fit of jealousy over another singer.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Earlier this year KRL profiled Kingsburg band Saving Temperance and reviewed their latest EP. This past week we got the chance to catch up with them, learn about their new EP out early next year, and have them be our first local band video performance & interview! Hope you enjoy and keep checking back for updates, concert info and a review of the new EP once it’s released.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



It’s 1944, sort of, somewhere. About two years ago, some Japanese and Allied ships, subs, planes, and their crews were pulled into a similar Earth in another dimension. The Americans allied themselves with a lemur-descended race, while the Japanese worked with reptilian invaders. Both groups are using “modern” (1940s) technology to help their cause, which causes changes to the cultures around them.

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Nightwolf: Local Band Profile

IN THE May 19 ISSUE

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by Zachariah Zendejas



It has been said that a thing, whatever the thing, is more than the sum of its parts; still, looking at those parts does help. Nightwolf is the summation of great talent and a great connection between the members which helps propel the sound and lyrics into the hearts and minds of their audience.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham & Terell Byrd



Mystery author Rhys Bowen will be speaking at the San Joaquin Sisters In Crime meeting in Fresno on Saturday, October 1-for more info check out their event page. She took some time to speak with us here at KRL and Terell Byrd reviews her latest book, Naughty In Nice. At the end of this article is a chance to enter to win a copy of Naughty In Nice.

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by James Garcia Jr.




In the six years that my family and I have been attending Kingsburg Community Church, we have had a few different Worship Leaders. All have been very good, but little did I know how special our current leader was. He wears many different hats: Music Teacher, Choral Director, Composer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Producer to name but a few.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL has profiled several local actors, most of which have been acting for several years. However, over the past year a talented young actor has caught my attention many times so I decided it was time to do a profile on someone I believe is on their way up, with a lot of great things ahead of him.

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Old Tire Swingers: Local Band Profile

IN THE July 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Addam Cogdill



Today we visit with Paul Chesterton of Old Tire Swingers, a bluegrass band hailing from Fresno’s Tower District. Old Tire Swingers are the latest link in an unbroken chain of the living tradition which is folk music. Old Tire Swingers chose to plant roots in blue grass, although they are known to play anything from Journey to Sublime. Their style is mostly old time string band music with touches of country, bluegrass, and Americana. They play originals, traditional American, and cover songs.

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by James Garcia Jr.



When one thinks of the kind of Chief of Police their town should have, characteristics such as competence, trust, dedication and honor come to mind. In Kingsburg, some may be surprised to realize that we are represented by those traits and more.

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Poor Man’s Poison: Band Profile

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

FROM THE Arts & Entertainment,
andBooks & Tales,
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by Zachariah Zendejas



When it comes to music, I, myself, love different kinds of music, from pop like Lady Gaga, to oldies like Nat King Cole. However, when I was told about Hanford-based band Poor Man’s Poison, I admit to being a bit skeptical, seeing as how their music is a mix of genres from folk to rock. But once I heard their title song It’s Alright from their first album, their sound captured my attention.

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by Marilyn Meredith & Terrell Byrd



Marilyn Meredith interviews local mystery author H.A. Hurtt whose book is set in caves. Terrell Byrd also reviews his book Double Drop & there’s a chance to win a copy of this book at the end of this article.

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