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by Steven Sanchez



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and no one in the Central Valley is better or more qualified to bring much-needed holiday cheer than the man, the myth, the legend: Nate Butler! He’ll be hosting the 27th Annual Mmm-Mmm Christmas: The Island of Misfit Toys Edition at Fulton 55 on December 13.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Welcome to the twinkling Christmas magic of Clovis’ Candy Cane Lane. The Holiday Spirit is readily apparent as visitors make that first turn onto Peach Avenue, just north of Alluvial and enter onto Athens Avenue for a treat you will never forget. Don’t be surprised to see that the street signs turn from brown to festive red inside this winter wonderland that includes about six dazzling blocks of shimmering lights, inflatables, and Christmas Cheer.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


The Central Valley, known for its agricultural riches, is also home to a thriving art community, thanks in no small part to the Alliance of California Artists, an organization that has been dedicated to fostering education in the arts in the Valley for almost two decades.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play is being presented in Clovis this month by a new theatre company in the Valley, Action Community Theater. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Maxwell Debbas about the company and the show. This will also be a fundraiser to help with the Syrian Refugee crisis.

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CenterStage Clovis Presents Holiday Cabaret!

IN THE December 4 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


CenterStage Clovis is presenting a fun holiday cabaret on December 12! We took a moment to chat with the new Board President/Artistic Director for CenterStage Darren Tharp about this event and some others coming up in 2020.

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As You Like It On Stage at Fresno State

IN THE November 27 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno State University Theatre presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It next week. KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kathleen McKinley about the show.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for holiday fun that is perfect for the entire family, look no further than Good Company Player’s production of Elf the Musical at Roger Rocka’s!

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Jessica’s November Video Games News

IN THE November 23 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham


Christmas is almost here, which means it is time for some amazing video game releases.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Michael Van Buren


Putting together a great story is much like creating a great recipe; you need all the right ingredients in just the right balance. But even with everything measured out just so, it takes a great chef to put it all together just right.

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Steven’s Eventful October/November

IN THE November 16 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



While everybody was trick or treating for candy, my treat this past month, and heading into November, was attending shows. I didn’t even have to knock on doors in the Fall for entertainment. I was more like a kid in a candy store; I was like “I’ll go to this event or that one.” The holiday festivities are on the horizon, but the music and comedy festivities are well underway, and there’s more to look forward to as we get closer to the end of the year. Here’s a little taste of the shows I attended and what took place.

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Stumptown On ABC

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by Vicki Vass


After watching the first three episodes of Stumptown, I am hooked. Lead character Dex, a former Marine interrogator suffering from PTSD, is living on the edge. The edge of poverty, the edge of reason, and the edge of denial. Played by Cobie Smulders, Dex is rough and snarky, an older tougher Veronica Mars.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The College of the Sequoias in Visalia has a new play entitled Hookman opening this weekend, so we took a moment to chat with its director Chris Mangels, who is also a Professor of Theatre and Cinema Arts at COS.

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Cabaret On Stage at the Selma Arts Center

IN THE November 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The musical Cabaret hit the Selma Arts Center stage this past weekend with a bang! The show is visually stunning and emotionally poignant. I had never seen Cabaret before so I went in mostly blind beyond knowing some of the music. After seeing this production, Cabaret is now added to my list of favorite shows.

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