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Lorie Lewis Ham

Cats By The Tracks

IN THE January 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



KRL would like to welcome local animal rescue Cats By The Tracks to KRL’s growing list of animal rescue columns. Their first column will go up next month, but we took some time this month to get to know them a little better. We chatted with their coordinator Jeremy Goodrich. Jeremy helps rescue animals, find foster families, and approve adoptions. He also manages their social media and website, as well as their donation platform. Cats By The Tracks is currently located in Fresno, as well as Santa Cruz County. They have adoption centers throughout California, and rescue animals from all over California.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Visalia actor Kelly Ventura has voiced several episodes of Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast, and earlier this year directed an audio production of War of the Worlds for Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia. Now he has set out to do even more fun audio adventures that are available on his website and as a podcast, so KRL chatted with him to learn more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Fresno State Experimental Theatre Company is presenting more virtual theatre available to watch as of this weekend. We recently chatted with one of the students involved, Teya Juarez, whose show is called Z.

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As we see more and more local theatre companies and schools presenting shows online, one more theatre company has taken the leap this holiday season with their second virtual show! Lindsay Community Theater will be presenting A Christmas Carol online December 19 and 20! We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Alli Smith to learn more. She has been directing shows for Lindsay since 2016.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As 2020 comes to a close, we share our last profile of a member of the Reedley Fire Department. This week we are interviewing John Agueda who is currently a Fire Apparatus Engineer. John was born and raised in Fresno, but moved to Reedley with his wife 23 years ago to take care of his wife’s mother.

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As theatre continues to be presented online, University Theatre at Fresno State will be presenting its latest show, Detroit ’67, streaming December 4-12. The cast includes Trey Jones, Alexis Myles, Madeline Nelson, Nwachukwu Oputa, and TJ Taylor. We chatted with the director of the show, Thomas-Whit Ellis, Professor of Theatre Arts, Department Chair, Africana Studies, to learn more.

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Sanger’s Toyland Parade Gets a New Twist

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Just like the City of Reedley, Sanger is getting creative with their Christmas parade this year and doing a reverse parade. We chatted with Tammy Wolfe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce to learn more.

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Holiday Fun in Reedley Gets Creative

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The pandemic has changed a lot of things, including how we celebrate the holidays. Many places are finding creative ways of still being able to enjoy the things we love and be safe. The Reedley Chamber of Commerce got creative with this year’s Fiesta Parade by doing what they called a reverse parade, and now they are doing it with the Electric Light Parade as well. We chatted with Chamber Director Erik Valencia to learn more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


2020 has been a rough year for everyone and the arts community have definitely been struggling to find ways to still share their gifts with the community and to keep going financially. We recently chatted with Michelle Goans, the Gallery Director at Arts Visalia, to find out how they have been doing.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Since theatre on stage is still on hold right now with the exception of some virtual shows, 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 Teya Juarez who has been the voice of several of our episodes. Mysteryrat’s Maze features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
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When asked to review The Player I was immediately intrigued by the premise and said yes, and boy am I glad that I did. The Player is actually two separate cozy mysteries together, The City House and The Country House. They feature music teacher Andre Beaufort and playboy ghost Freddy Birtswistle.

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Fresno State’s Theatre Department is joining the wide array of theatre companies and schools presenting online productions for their audiences right now. Their first such production will be Darkside, which can be viewed beginning November 6. We spoke with Fresno State Theatre Professor Kathleen McKinley about this exciting new journey. Kathleen specializes in acting and directing.

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Happy Halloween From KRL!

IN THE October 31 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are on vacation this week here on KRL to do some much needed maintenance, however we have 5 brand new mystery book reviews and giveaways & a player for our bonus Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast episode that went up for Halloween over on KRL News and Reviews. But don’t worry we will be back November 7 with another full issue. We will still be posting some midweek articles next week.

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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. This includes the performing arts department at the College of the Sequoias which will be posting a show called Looking Ahead, Our Eyes Wide Open, on November 1. We chatted with Chris Mangels, Professor of Theatre and Cinema at College of the Sequoias, to learn more.

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