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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


As the arts community continues to look for creative ways to share their talents in a Covid world, many theatre companies are turning more and more to streaming shows. On October 29 through 31 the Selma Arts Center will be streaming a new show with a Halloween setting called Captain Louie. We spoke with the show’s director/choreographer Michael C. Flores to learn more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As the arts community continues to look for creative ways to share their talents in a Covid world, many theatre companies are turning more and more to streaming shows of various kinds. The Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia is doing a radio play of War of the Worlds this Halloween and it is being directed by Kelly Ventura. We chatted with him recently to learn more.

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Halloween season is here and for many people part of Halloween is enjoying their favorite scary movie! So this year we asked some local actors, who we have missed seeing on the stage this year due to the pandemic, to share what their favorite scary movie is.

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I have been an Agatha Christie fan ever since I was a teenager, and her Hercule Poirot stories have always been some of my favorites. I have to admit that I was hesitant to try the new books featuring Poirot written by Sophie Hannah, but I am glad I finally gave in and tried them because they are a lot of fun and wonderfully done.

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A Body to Dye For is the first book in Grant Michaels’ Stan Kraychik mystery series. This book was originally published in 1990 and last year was republished by ReQueered Tales as part of their efforts to preserve gay and lesbian fiction. This book was nominated as the Best Gay Mystery at the 3rd annual Lambda Literary Awards in 1991. Sadly, Grant is no longer with us, but his wonderful stories live on.

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Since theatre on stage is still on hold right now, we are continuing to feature some local actors who have also been acting on our podcast, Mysteryrat’s Maze. This week we chatted with local actor Julia Reimer who has been the voice of several of our episodes, and has another one coming up in December. She also teaches theatre at Fresno Pacific.

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Pauper and Prince in Harlem is the fourth book in the Ross Agency series. It features private detective SJ Rook, known by most as just Rook. He works for Norment Ross and his daughter Sabrina. Rook is also dating Sabrina, or Brina as he calls her.

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Virtual Read To A Dog

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


These are strange times and we are all trying to adjust. Shannon Escobedo and her two therapy dogs, Doxie and Fozzy, used to go to two Fresno County Libraries, one of them being Reedley, and the kids could read to the dogs. But of course that isn’t happening now, so Shannon started a virtual version. I chatted with her recently about the Read to a Dog Program, and about this new twist.

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In 2020, we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This week we are interviewing Andrew Rios who is currently an Apparatus Engineer. Andrew was born and raised in Reedley. He attended Lincoln, Grant and Reedley High School.

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As we continue to feature other mystery podcasts, we wanted to include a rather new podcast produced by Crime Writers of Color, so we chatted with Kellye Garrett and Gigi Pandian to learn more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


With theatre still on pause, which of course means no shows to review, KRL has been interviewing some local actors. This week we chatted with Visalia actor and director Nancy (Pollard) Holley who is a part of the Visalia Players. Nancy has had a long and varied career full of interesting stories.

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Local Actor Q & A With Camille Gaston

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


With theatre still on pause, which of course means no shows to review, KRL has been interviewing some local actors. This week we chatted with Fresno actor Camille Gaston who has been seen on stages all across the Valley. Camille was born in Los Angeles, and moved to Fresno in 2004 to attend Fresno State for a graduate degree in rehabilitation counseling.

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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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KRL Is On Vacation!

IN THE August 1 ISSUE

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We are on vacation this week to do some much needed maintenance. But don’t worry we will be back August 8 with another full issue. We will still be posting some midweek articles next week.

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