Heather Parish

The Salesman: a meticulous, beautifully performed film directed by Asghar Farhadi

by Heather Parish

The Salesman mines its themes in Iranian literature and American drama, but something about its portrayal of the delicate anxiety of a relationship in the face of violence is uniquely its own. The film’s leading actors—Shahab Hosseini (Emad) and Taraneh Alidoosti (Rana)—methodically unveil their characters’ strengths and weaknesses like flowers just at the point of wilting. Director Asghar Farhadi painstakingly crafts the film so that every piece fits perfectly, from the inside out.

A Jane Austen Tea & Holiday Celebration

by Heather Parish

“It is such happiness when good people get together—and they always do," says beloved novelist Jane Austen.
And what better time to take a bit of respite with like-minded folk than during the hubbub of the holidays? The Central Valley region of the Jane Austen Society of North America ("JASNA Cen Cal") will provide just such a respite by hosting A Jane Austen Tea and Holiday Celebration to honor Austen's 241st birthday and celebrate the Yuletide season.

Kearney Renaissance Faire

by Heather Parish

You are cordially invited by His Majesty, Henry the VIII to visit the Shire of Kearney for the annual Kearney Renaissance Festival on Saturday, November 8, 2014 and Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Kearney Park, Fresno, CA. The weekend celebrates the harvest season weekend with jousters, soldiers, merchants, entertainers, and the visiting King Henry VIII and his court.

Kearney Renaissance Faire: A Weekend Full of Feasting, Merrymaking, and Fun for Everyone!

by Heather Parish

It isn’t Brigadoon, but it’s close. Springing up from the autumn mists for only one weekend will be an English village celebrating its harvest, including jousters, soldiers, merchants, entertainers and the visiting King Henry VIII and his court. They will arrive in Fresno’s Kearney Park November 9 and 10 for the 16th Annual Kearney Renaissance Festival, a benefit for the food pantry at Catholic Charities.

In Her Own Words: Aileen Imperatrice–an artist with an intuitive vision

by Heather Parish

Aileen Imperatrice is devoted to her art. One of a handful of visual artists in Fresno County attempting to make a living strictly from her art, she'd have to be!
But Aileen is determined to make it work and works diligently booking art exhibits, cross promoting her work at ArtHops and galleries, and working alongside theater groups like the Rogue Performance Festival and The New Ensemble Theater Group to provide a visual arts element to their offerings.

Boeing Boeing takes farcical flight at College of the Sequoias

by Heather Parish

Boeing-Boeing at College of the Sequoias Theater is a robust farce that will lift your spirits. The classic 1960s French comedy by Marc Camoletti, which recently enjoyed successful Broadway and London revivals, presents fun characters, terrific design, and a lot of laughs for audiences in Visalia. The whole evening is one big belly laugh delivering just what you want from a farce- big characters, physical gags, and sophisticated sexual wit.

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Season 14, Episode 3

by Heather Parish

Sentiments ran high this week on Dancing With the Stars, as the dances revolved around each celebrity’s most memorable year. The stars told tales of their times of inspiration, loss, adversity and triumph. Some of the stars got so choked up that they had trouble answering hostess Brooke’s questions in the Celebriquarium! By the end of the program, feelings were laid bare, there were only 5 points between the high and low scores, and viewers were emotionally invested in Season 14. Cranky head judge Len Goodman proclaimed the entire night "Awesome!"