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Damon Johnson Will Shine On at Tower Theatre

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson, will be performing an acoustic in Fresno at Tower Theatre on Friday, February 15. He rose to prominence during the 90s-alternative boom with Brother Cane, their most notable hits being “Got No Shame,” “That Don’t Satisfy Me,” and “And Fools Shine On” which was featured in the horror film Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

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There is No Secret—STYX Has Still Got It

IN THE January 26 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



One of the defining hits for the classic rock band Styx is “Fooling Yourself” (The Angry Young Man), and it has a lyric that goes, “And you’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it. You’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe it.” For the 1,500 fans that attended the Styx concert at the Bakersfield Fox Theater on January 15, there was no fooling or kidding them to believe that even after 40-plus years in the music business, the Chicago rock ensemble continues to thrive, and their live show is proof of that.

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Styx Brings Their Mission to Bakersfield

IN THE January 9 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



Classic rock giants, Styx, will “come sail away” to the Fox Theatre in Bakersfield on January 15, 2019. The 70s and 80s arena rock “renegades” are coming to the area to publicize their 16th studio album, The Mission.

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by Steven Sanchez




Generation X: an age group that is synonymous with flannel shirts, Unisonic clear telephones, indie films, and blowing on the bottom of your video game cartridges if they were malfunctioning. But most of all, the one thing that this generation of so-called “slackers” is known for is…the music.

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by Steven Sanchez



Heaven did let its light shine down on a rockin’ crowd at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on September 6. Everybody in the attendance was all aboard on The Rock & Roll Express Tour as Lemoore was the destination for the 90s-rock radio staple, Collective Soul, and the patriotic multi-platinum sellers, 3 Doors Down, to steamroll through.

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by Steven Sanchez



Feeling blue, by definition, means feeling melancholy, sad, or depressed. On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, alternative rock band Blue October, in reference to their 2018 single release “I Hope You’re Happy,” I’d say the Fresno audience came away with that feeling.

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Christmas Concerts at Immanuel Schools

IN THE December 10 ISSUE

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by Breanna Wood


Immanuel Schools has a long-standing tradition of performing the “All Is Well” Choir Concert during the holiday season, featuring all choir members grades 7-12. The name “All Is Well” was given to this performance in honor of the song, “All is Well,” that is sung every year to wrap up the performance, and welcome you into a holiday season centered on Christ.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Fresno Fair is almost upon us again, opening on October 1, and there’s always a great list of entertainment with a lot of variety. This year is no exception with entertainers including Tony Bennett, REO Speedwagon, Snoopdog, Toby Mac, Beach Boys, Gabriel Iglesias, and many more.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Not only is this area blessed with a lot of great theatre, but we have several great clubs and concert venues as well. Over time we plan to cover more of them, but this week we thought we would touch base with some of those we have already covered in the past–Kuppajoe All Ages Nightclub, Victory Cafe, Fulton 55, and The Cellar Door–to do an overview of what each one has to offer, and see if anything new has happened since we profiled them.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



2011 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year Juni Fisher returns to the Valley where she grew up for a couple of concerts this week and next. KRL took some time to chat with Juni about her music and her love of horses.

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by Tom Sims & Lorie Lewis Ham



Anthony “Ap” Armour, Bryan Feil, and Garth Richards cannot tell you who “runs” Neighborhood Thrift. What runs the organization is a sense of mission and a vision for what the ministry can and does accomplish in people’s lives. They describe themselves as a “triumvirate,” formed around a common purpose to launch a bold venture in the heart of the Tower District of Fresno.

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Michael Bublé: A True Showman!

IN THE August 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



When I was a kid I fell in love Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire thanks to the old movies they played on Channel 26. From there I discovered a local radio station that played their music, and that of many others like Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett. Old big band, swing and jazz music has been close to my heart ever since and takes my heart places no other music can.

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Halloween on Van Ness

IN THE October 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



For the last few years The First Congregational Church of Fresno, also known as the Big Red Church, has been presenting Halloween on Van Ness, Thrills and Chills Scary Music Concert—a fun night of Halloween music for the community and a way to help raise money for the restoration of their pipe organ.

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