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by Christopher Alocern


Victorian Seance Revisited is a theatrical representation of a traditional nineteenth-century seance. I created the show in order to share with the general public what it feels like to be in a traditional seance. The seance as we perceive it today was born in the United States in the 1850s and is an important piece of American history. I attended my first seance with my grandparents when I was five.

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Puffs on Stage at Selma Arts Center

IN THE February 19 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Harry Potter fans rejoice, we may have to drive all the way to San Francisco to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child but we can still enjoy some Harry Potter fun on stage right here in the Valley! Puffs, which is a Harry Potter inspired comedy, opened on the Selma Arts Center stage this past weekend and it is so much fun!

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Rogue Performer Preview: The Jewish Wife

IN THE February 19 ISSUE

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by Tracy Hostmyer
& James Phillip Gates


Roust Theatre Company is based in New York City, and we are very excited to be part of The Rogue Festival for the first time as it celebrates its eighteenth anniversary. We have always had a strong and special connection with Fresno. Roust’s co-founder, Tracy Hostmyer, grew up here, went to Fresno State with one of Rogue’s founders, Marcel Nunis, and started her acting career with Good Company Players & Second Space.

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by Jackie Dale



I get lots of phone calls, emails, and texts about cats. So many in fact that when I received a call from an unknown phone number, I fully expected it to be about cats. When the call turned out not to be about cats, I started laughing which then forced me to explain to my caller. I’m pretty sure she was wondering if I was just a bit nuts. However, I do receive many calls.

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by Kathleen Costa


It’s London. It’s the early nineteenth century. It’s a time of stark differences, upper class privilege, and women a century away from emancipation. Miss Rosalind Thorne, daughter of a baronet, had been a member of the upper crust of English society enjoying position and wealth prepped to be matched in a relationship that would strengthen her stand in society…until her father’s penchant for bad investments cost the family it’s fortune.

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by Sharon Tucker


I have been saddened at the passing of Marion Chesney Gibbon. I have only begun to process these feelings by actually writing an article about her and the last Hamish Macbeth books written as M.C. Beaton. Surely it is because Hamish is my favorite of her characters in her more than 160 books although there have been many characters and books from which to choose.

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by Houston Robertson


I call myself The Octobabe, which, in ordinary language, means I’m a sassy, sexy 83-year-old woman. I’m living long and loving it!

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by Sandra Murphy


It’s not easy living in an RV with a husband and three-month-old twin babies. Every day Skye Denison-Boyd looks out the RV’s door to see if the contractor’s truck is at their new house. He promised they could move in before Christmas but late starts and no-shows make that unlikely.

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by Sandra Murphy


Four women reinvented themselves. Two became booksellers, two run the tea and pastry shop within the store, located in the Highlands, Scotland. For Christine, it’s coming home to take care of elderly parents. For Janet, it’s a return to a vacation cottage, minus the husband she’d shared it with, the rat. Janet’s adult daughter and a friend round out the group.

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by Stephanie Cameron


Rattie Ratz Rescue is a non-profit organization located in the California Bay Area that is dedicated to saving domestic pet rats in need. Rattie Ratz is fully driven by volunteers who donate their time, energy and resources in their common goal to help domestic rats find loving homes.

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Rogue Performer Preview: A Trio of Musical Shows

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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by Excursions, Amelia Ryan, Spencer/Morris


Here are three Rogue Festival Shows that all involve music! The Excursions, Songs & Stories, and Spencer/Morris

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Reedley High School Constitution Club

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



A solid foundation in the knowledge of our political system is an important part of being an American citizen. Luckily, for students at Reedley High, the new Constitution Club on campus provides an opportunity for students to discuss not only the federal government, but also political institutions on the state and local levels. Nearly a year of preparation and discussion was involved before the club could be officially established.

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by Cathi Stoler


Suave, sophisticated, and savvy, professional Blackjack player Nick Donahue is one of my favorite characters to write. I created him when I wanted to write a story with a male protagonist and recalled the well-dressed men I’d seen playing Blackjack in a Venice, Italy, casino.

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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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