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by Terrance McArthur



The Fairy Godmother waves her wand and Cinderella’s rags magically transform into a beautiful ball gown and glass slippers…that is so retro-Disney.
In Shine! Youth Theatre’s Cindy! A Cinderella Pop Musical, the Fairy Godmother wears glasses, the wand is a soap-bubble shooter, the glass slippers are classic-black-lace-up basketball sneakers, and the skirt of the ball-gown….well, that really is the stuff of fairy-tale magic.

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Rogue Festival 2016: Red Hot Mama

IN THE February 13 ISSUE

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by Melanie Gall


When you hear the name Sophie Tucker, what comes to mind?
The eccentric older woman who appeared regularly on the Ed Sullivan Show; the real-life subject of the tribute show that launched Bette Midler’s career; the famous vaudevillian who influenced Ethel Merman, Joan Rivers, and Carol Channing?

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by Les Kurkendaal


Los Angeles based Actor/Storyteller Les Kurkendaal is bringing his brand new solo comedy show Terror on The High Seas to the Rogue Festival. This is the fourth year in a row that Kurkendaal will be performing at the Rogue. The show is the story about how he goes on a cruise to Alaska with his boyfriend and his boyfriend’s family and the ups and downs of dealing with his in-laws.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Painted Table co-owners and personal chefs, Jeromie Garza and Rod Hansen, seamlessly weave their style, culinary talents, and creativity together to form the tapestry for the Valley’s most innovative and delectable food experiences. The result is the highly acclaimed catering experience, The Painted Table. It has been a journey and a dream.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


On stage now at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre, the Good Company Players bring us 9 to 5 The Musical, based on the 1980 Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman film about workers turning the tables on a horrible boss. The movie was directed by Colin Higgins (who wrote Harold and Maude) from his screenplay and Patricia Resnick’s story. Resnick adapted the script for the stage, and Parton wrote new songs to go along with her title tune from the film.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Here we are at the end of 2015, a time for making resolutions and doing new things. This edition of The Great Food Search is dedicated to restaurants that have made changes in 2015. I’ve already featured the $25,000 makeover at Kikku Japanese Food in downtown Fresno, but I have some more transformed eateries to share with you.

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Meet Me in St. Louis On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE November 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you are looking for a perfect show to take the whole family to this holiday season, Meet Me in St. Louis presented by Good Company Players is a perfect choice!

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Halloween Fun in the Valley

IN THE October 7 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween! I’m betting many of you do as well, so I compiled a list of several of the Halloween related events happening in the Valley this month. There are events for small children, all the way up to adults. I know I didn’t get anywhere near everything, but there’s a lot here to choose from!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Some people live to eat. Others eat to live. I…eat. I eat to celebrate when I’m happy. I eat to feel better when I’m sad. I eat when I’m nervous. Sometimes, I eat because I can’t think of anything better to do. I guess that’s why I have been writing the Great Food Search articles for Kings River Life since January of 2012.

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Hart’s Haven Used Bookstore

IN THE September 26 ISSUE

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Welcome to Hart’s Haven Used Bookstore, where book lovers from near and far will find books lining each room, from floor to ceiling. Literally!
“Every day is a new adventure,” said owner Barbara Rogers of her new business venture that combines her love of used books with the energy of Jazzercise. A unique and energetic combination!

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Shadowlands On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE August 26 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Shadowlands opened this past weekend at 2nd Space in Fresno, and will be continuing until October 11. I was excited when I first heard that Good Company Players would be doing this show, as I had seen the movie many years ago and loved it. This production did not disappoint!

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Seattle to Fresno Fringe Festival

IN THE August 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Joshua Taylor



The Rogue Festival, one of the Central Valley’s most important and fascinating cultural events, happens early each year. But for those craving another fix of the fringe festival circuit without wanting to wait until February, here is your chance.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


“French farce.” If you don’t know what that means, you can probably figure it out: naughty people doing naughty things, not-so-naughty people being suspected of doing naughty things, mistaken identities, naughty, and not-so-naughty people running around the stage, and lots of slamming doors. Georges Feydeau wrote A Flea in Her Ear in 1907 (the John Mortimer translation is from the 1960s), and its productions have been slamming doors for over 100 years.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


From Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Lionel Bart fashioned the musical Oliver! which opened in London in 1960, toured the USA in 1962, and opened on Broadway in 1963. Now, it is a Good Company Players production at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater through July 19.

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