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by Terrance McArthur



Virtual Rogue Festival has one more weekend to enjoy some great shows virtually! Just like Rogue is different this year, we are posting our reviews differently this year–we won’t be posting them all together, though they will still be in groups. Here is our second group of reviews!

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by Mallory Moad



Virtual Rogue Festival has one more weekend to enjoy some great shows virtually! Just like Rogue is different this year, we are posting our reviews differently this year–we won’t be posting them all together, though they will still be in groups. Here is our first group of reviews!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Performers all over the world have been doing things to help others during this pandemic, including providing free entertainment for those stuck at home, and doing fundraisers for various charities. Local performer, Kailyn Sanders, who is only 12 years old, started doing video fundraisers of her own to help make a difference. Kailyn has been performing for eight years now, both in local shows with Good Company Players and Shine! Theatre, and she was in a National Tour of A Christmas Story, the Musical.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries continue to give us great movies in the various lineups with new ones coming out every month. For a fun night’s entertainment check all them out. You won’t be disappointed.

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by Marc Gonzalez,
Jonathon Hogan, Ricardo Temores Jr., & Karina Balfour


UR Here Theater is thrilled to be officially opening as Fresno’s newest theater company at the 2021 Rogue Festival with Beyond the Backyard: UR Here for One-Acts. We are featuring three ten-minute one-act plays: 2B or Nah: Sexting Hamlet written by Donna Latham; Byzantine written by Tlaloc Rivas; and Every Creeping Thing written by David Beardsley.

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by Kathleen Costa


The 1920s are in full swing with people trying to get back to some kind of normal after “the war to end all wars.” Blanche Tucker, one of Alafair Tucker‘s gaggle of daughters, is restless, so she is easily taken in by a man claiming to be a film producer saying she has “IT.”

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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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Jay’s February 2021 Video Game News

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

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by Jayce Ham


Video game news is dying down a bit as video game developers prepare for the summer game releases. Still, there are some exciting things to discuss such as TV adaptations of video games and a Persona 5 sequel.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


To Thine Own Self Be True: Gender, Sexuality and the Bard is the third virtual mainstage production of Fresno State’s University Theatre. It is written by William Shakespeare, and conceived and directed by Fresno State professor Brad Myers.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


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Kings River Life Magazine is approaching its 11th birthday this May and Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast will have been going for for 3 years this coming June. It has been exciting and we hope to be going for many more years to come. For anyone who doesn’t know, I am the publisher and editor-in-chief of KRL, and the producer, director and more of the podcast.

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by Les Kurkendaal,
Robin Rothman
& Donna Kay Yarborough



Les Kurkendaal- Barrett is bringing his brand new show The Real Black Swann, Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen to the Rogue Festival. This is a storytelling show about William Dorsey Swann, a former slave who threw drag balls in the 1800s. Kurkendaal-Barrett says, “I saw this story and I feel that this was a story that needed to be told. This man was ahead of his time.

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by Mark Nunis



I Sit On My Arse & Play Piano isn’t just the name of my Rogue Festival debut, it’s what I do for a living, almost every day for over twenty-five years. You see, I’m a professional piano bar entertainer. My show will be funny, a bit cheeky, and will include a collection of original songs and personal stories, like these…

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Rogue Festival Goes Virtual

IN THE February 13 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



Well, here we are, nearing the end of what has been a very disruptive twelve months. We’ve all been faced with changes. Our workplaces, schools and social outlets have been turned inside out and backwards in order to remain functioning during the pandemic. But this year might be remembered as more than one of turmoil and loss. It could also go down in history as that time when the performing arts hijacked Zoom.

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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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