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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Reedley has something very new and exciting that opened on October 16, The Honey Pearl Café. They feature Bubble Tea/Boba tea drinks and much more. A couple of weeks ago we stopped by to check it out and I love the decor and feel of the place! The Mochi donuts are delicious and I look forward to discovering Boba tea. While I personally am not comfortable sitting inside a restaurant or café quite yet, I look forward to when I am because Honey Pearl feels like a perfect place to hang out. In the meantime, they offer pickup, curbside, and delivery options for people like me. Recently, we chatted with the owner, Radeth Stratton (people call him Date), about the café. Date also owns Date’s Donuts in Dinuba.

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Gated Prey is the latest Detective Eve Ronin mystery by Lee Goldberg. Eve is the youngest homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a position many think that she hasn’t earned since she got the job after a video of her went viral. Because of this, she isn’t very popular among her coworkers, except for her soon-to-retire partner Duncan Pavone.

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CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre is back on stage on November 27 with a Christmas show, Merry Christmas George Bailey, which is a radio show of It’s A Wonderful Life. We chatted with their board president and artistic director, Darren Tharp, about the show.

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Here at KRL, we enjoy featuring local artists of all kinds, and this week we are profiling Reedley artist, Emma Schwagerl. Emma has lived in Reedley her entire life.

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It is that time of year again when many theatre companies are doing Christmas shows, and The Kings Players in Hanford are no exception. Their show Merry Christmas, Dear Grandpa opens this weekend and we took a moment to chat with the show’s director Debbie Walker.

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Dr. Gina Sandi-Diaz is the Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance at Fresno State. She is from Costa Rica and moved to Kansas in 2013. In 2017, she moved to Fresno to work at Fresno State. Recently we chatted with her about her background in theatre, and her work at Fresno State.

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Zoot Suit On Stage At the Selma Arts Center

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Theatre is back in varying degrees and this weekend the Selma Arts Center will be presenting Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez. We took a moment to interview the show’s director and Vice-Chairman of the Selma Arts Council, Juan Luis Guzman, about the show.

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Village Halloween at ImagineU

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ImagineU Children’s Museum in Visalia is presenting kids with another fun and safe Halloween alternative this year, Village Halloween. We recently spoke with their Executive Director Katy Young about the event, which is taking place on October 31.

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I recently discovered a very unique club in Fresno, one especially suited to the Halloween season though they get together all year, the RavenMortem Hearse Club (RMHC). Their founder and Executive Director, Jerm Lugosi, recently chatted with KRL about their club, and their upcoming Halloween event. Jerm is the Driver of Casper the Friendly Hearse (1996 Cadillac Superior Hearse).

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Theatre is back again at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno! The musical Cats will be performing there on October 26 and 27. Recently, we had the chance to chat with cast member Lauren Louis who plays Demeter.

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Clovis Haunted Trail

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As we continue to cover local Halloween events, the Clovis Haunted Trail seems like a perfect one for 2021 since it is outdoors—-still the safest way to gather for a fun time in a pandemic world. We chatted with the creator and coordinator of the event Falina Marihart to learn more.

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The College of the Sequoias Performing Arts will be presenting its first ever Shakespeare in the Park show, Much Ado About Nothing, starting this weekend on their new Festival Stage. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director, James McDonnell, about the show and the new stage. James is Professor of Theatre and Cinema as well as the Fine Arts Division Chair. He also serves as the resident costume designer for the productions and directs about half of the shows.

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The Source Halloween Gala

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The Source LGBT+ Center’s 2nd Annual Halloween Gala, presented by Tucoemas Federal Credit Union, will be taking place on October 23. It is their fresh and inclusive update of the traditional nonprofit fundraising gala. The purpose of the gala is to raise funds to sustain operations of The Source LGBT+ Center in Visalia, which is one of the nation’s fastest growing LGBTQ+ centers. Recently we chatted with their director of Development and Strategy, Nick Vargas, to learn more.

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The Necklace is the latest thriller by award winning TV writer, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Matt Witten. It follows the journey of Susan Lentigo as she travels across country to witness the execution of the man who murdered her 7-year-old daughter 20 years ago.

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