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Lorie Lewis Ham

Let It Grow Fresno

IN THE April 17 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In honor of Earth Day, which is coming up on April 22, it seemed a perfect time to interview a new business involving plants that sprung up during the pandemic, Let It Grow Fresno. We interviewed one of the owners Kelly Brianne, who is also a local actor and is looking forward to getting back on stage once the pandemic is over. Her partner in the business, and in life, is Daniel Karkoska.

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This Valley is filled with creative people of all kinds–musicians, actors, writers, artists, and more. This week we are chatting with Sanger artist Teresa Nelson.

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The pandemic has brought us many new ways of enjoying entertainment that we may not have been familiar with before 2020—Zoom shows, StageIt online concerts, online conferences, Virtual Rogue Festival, Facebook Live book launches, and more. The creativity and resilience of performers, both local and around the world, has not only been amazing but inspiring. Fresno musician Tony Imperatrice not only has performed online concerts, but he has also started his own YouTube show called Other Stages. We chatted with him this week to learn more.

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The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle is one of the most unique Sherlock Holmes stories written by someone other than Doyle that I have ever read. The title alone drew me in—I just had to know more. What could Eliza Doolittle have to do with Sherlock Holmes?

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Recently we had the opportunity to interview local performer, director, and Fresno State Professor Thomas-Whit Ellis. He is currently, Professor of Theatre and Department Chair of Africana Studies at FSU.

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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 final group of reviews!

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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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Periwinkle Home Decor In Reedley

IN THE March 6 ISSUE

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This week we are profiling another of the newer shops in Downtown Reedley, Periwinkle Home Decor. The store is owned by Malia Jimenez and her mother Ranae Buckendahl. They are located at 759 G Street. Recently we had the chance to chat with Malia about the store.

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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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Want to help support KRL & and the podcast, and get something fun in return? Keep reading to learn more.
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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Agatha Christie’s greatest mystery was one she lived herself. She disappeared for two weeks in December of 1926, and to this day, no one knows what happened. In The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Marie Benedict provides a unique twist in a fictional version of what happened.

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As the pandemic continues, the arts community finds creative ways to keep going. Recently we chatted with Ampelio Mejia Perez, the Executive Director of the Arts Consortium in Visalia, about what they have been doing.

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Suspense Magazine

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we have the pleasure of interviewing Shannon Raab, the Creative Director of Suspense Magazine. We chatted about the magazine, their book publishing, and podcasting.

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by KRL Staff


Another year has ended and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books that were reviewed in KRL in 2020. 2020 was a year most of us want to forget, but one good thing that did happen is that a lot of great books were published! All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2020. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post in this issue.

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