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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are profiling local artist Carrie Taves, who was born and raised in Reedley. She is also involved in the local charity When I Grow Up.

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Dragon’s Treasure

IN THE August 17 ISSUE

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by Rebecca Potts


In the heart of Fresno’s Historic Tower District is a charming jewelry store with an intriguing name: Dragon’s Treasure. Celebrating 40 years of business and 30 years in the same location, right across from the Tower Theatre, this magical store has a lot to be proud of.

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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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Lindsay White on Writing Songs & Performing in Fresno

IN THE August 14 ISSUE

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by Lindsay White


Hey Kings River Life readers! Lindsay White here. I’m a San Diego songwriter (originally from the Central Valley), and I’m kicking off the west coast leg of my duo’s summer tour on Saturday, August 17 with a performance and songwriting workshop at Vista Theater in Fresno, CA alongside local songwriter Victor DesRoches.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


Debi Ruud thinks of it as a love story—a musical career encompassing nearly four decades of song, and from founding the Fresno Music Academy & Arts, community choir Hearts on Fire, and R&B soul band The Lost Souls, to releasing her second CD, All that Matters, her musical journey is only just beginning…

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Kings Players Presents The Children’s Story

IN THE August 7 ISSUE

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by Cyndie Maxwell


Every few years, Kings Players produce a show that features mostly young people, and we have a good one for you. Unlike past shows that were based on fairy tales or childlike themes filled with costumes and silliness, The Children’s Story is a cautionary, thought provoking story that occurs in a soon-to-be dystopian society – or at least that’s what you may surmise after seeing it. The place: A fifth grade classroom somewhere in America. The time: a morning after the war. The war which we lost.

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July Concerts and Shows Review

IN THE August 3 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



When Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, we anticipate food, drinks, American flags decorated on everything, but most importantly…fireworks. One after the other, just a symphony of exploding lights, seeing what the next one is going to look like, what color will it be, and will it be bigger than the last one? Fireworks are very similar to what live entertainment is like here in the Central Valley, who’s coming into town this time, how will this show be?

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


In the matter of CenterStage Clovis vs. Legally Blonde: The Musical, both parties came out the winner. An exuberant cast cheerfully brings the story of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy (based on Amanda Brown’s novel) to tuneful life on the Mercedes Edwards Theatre stage. It’s funny, brisk, and there are a few delightful casting surprises.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



La Cage aux Folles opened this past weekend presented by StageWorks Fresno, and I believe that this is the Fresno premiere of this show. This is a show that I have always wanted to see so I was very excited. As always, StageWorks Fresno did not disappoint!

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The Odd Couple Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE July 31 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players open their sixty-third season with a classic comedy, The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon. The original Broadway production starring Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison and Art Carney as Felix Ungar won several Tony awards including Best Actor and Best Author.

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by Jessica Ham


I hate to sound like a broken record, but the video game industry is pretty dead right now. After the dust of E3 had settled, the excitement had died down, we are just patiently waiting for those games that were announced to release, which isn’t anytime soon.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Seven years ago, the Good Company Players presented Calamity Jane, based on the Doris Day musical film, at Roger Rocka’s. Instead of using all local talent, the starring role was played by Louise Mandrell, country singer and part of the Mandrell Sisters. She was really, really good.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



It is a rare thing to see a show produced locally that is currently on Broadway. Be More Chill is currently on Broadway, and just opened this past weekend at the Selma Arts Center.

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by Kathleen Costa


BritBox, to me, is synonymous for “binging.” With the variety of mini-series or multiple-season programs from comedies to dramas to mysteries, it is marvelous that BritBox provides them in bunches or all at once. No waiting. I can start at the beginning and in an afternoon, over the weekend, or all month long I can enjoy a few laughs, a few sighs, or a cringe or two.

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