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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Community theatre is a very important part of any community and the Valley has been blessed with a multitude of community theatre companies. A few weeks ago we sat down with Jim Kleigl, who is the current theater manager of the Lindsay Community Theater, to learn more about theirs. While their current shows have been canceled or postponed like all others in this time of crisis, they eagerly await being able to perform again. If you would like to help support local theatre during this difficult time, consider purchasing a gift certificate that can be used when theatre is able to return.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This is our second interview, this one with Fire Battalion Chief Justin Watson. Justin was born and raised in Reedley and attended Reedley High School.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Lost Hills is the first book in a new series by Lee Goldberg. The series features a young female detective who is brand new on the job, Eve Ronin. Eve only got the position because of her arrest of a famous actor that went viral on YouTube, and she knows it, and so does everyone she works with. Her fame came right when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was in bad need of some good press. Eve is the youngest female homicide detective in the department’s history.

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Stupid F***ing Bird On Stage at COS

IN THE March 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Stupid F***ing Bird opened this past weekend at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia produced by their performing arts department. The play is a contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, written by American playwright Aaron Posner.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Chicago is coming to Fresno this week and will be performing at the Saroyan Theatre on March 3 and 4. KRL had a chance to chat with one of the actors recently about the show, here is our interview with Sam Hartley who plays Billy Flynn.

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Alice Fine is the lucky one. As a young girl, she was stolen from the backyard of her Indiana community, but her policeman father was able to find her and bring her home. That memory has haunted her, and now she spends her free time volunteering for a missing person website called The Doe Pages. When a man is reported on the site as missing, Alice recognizes him as her childhood kidnapper.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This is the first in a series featuring mystery podcasts! This week we chatted with the members of It Was a Dark & Stormy Book Club Podcast.

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Enchanted Playhouse Presents Cinderella

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The Enchanted Playhouse will be presenting Cinderella at the Fox Theatre in Visalia next week. I had a chance to chat with one of the show’s directors, Kay Whistler recently about the show. She is directing the show together with Rob Meier.

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Books, Beers, and Buddies

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We’ve all heard of book clubs, and often see photos of people enjoying books and coffee, or books and tea, but what about books and beer? Marissa Raigoza is part of a group that asked that same question and came up with Books, Beers, and Buddies in Fresno who meet at Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen. KRL took some time to sit down and chat with her about this interesting idea.

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Puffs on Stage at Selma Arts Center

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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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past week this year’s Rogue Festival Muse was revealed. It was created by local artist Kristina Stork. The Muse is chosen by the Rogue Festival’s Executive director, who this year is Amber Strid.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department, beginning with Firefighter Dylan Garrison.

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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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It’s that time of year again, time for the Fresno County Library’s Big Read! This is a fun time where the library features a specific book and has a lot of great programs! I interviewed Tiffany Polfer, who is Teen Programming Librarian with the Fresno County Library, about this year’s Big Read!

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