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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Centerstage Clovis Community Theatre is putting on a fun cabaret event on March 9 called Duets–it is a part of their Encore! Cabaret Series. We took a moment to chat with their President of the Board Brandon Crane about the details.

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Steven’s Eventful January and February

IN THE March 2 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



The year 2019 has gotten off to an epic start. These last couples of months have been very entertaining in the world of musical concerts and stand-up comedy shows that have taken place in the Central Valley so far. As the days pass more and more exciting events are being announced, and some that have been confidentially revealed to me, but I won’t say as it’ll spoil the surprise.

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by Melanie Moseley,
Richard Fisher, & Edward Hinojosa


The Rogue Festival will be here soon, we are on the home stretch-it opens on March 1! Here we have 3 more Rogue Show Previews in this post, with several more coming this week.

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by Karana Drayton,
Amelia Ryan, & Tony Imperatrice


The Rogue Festival will be here soon-it opens on March 1! Here we have 3 more Rogue Show Previews all of which involve music, and all by local performers! There are more preview articles this weekend, and more to come all the way up to Rogue!

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by Evelyne Vivies


If Grace Note Music Studio has the standard of excellence that you would normally expect from a top-notch New York music school, it’s because its owner, Andrew Kenefick, is a top-notch New York music teacher.

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by Aaron Shay


Ecological calamity. International unrest. “Economic anxiety.” Spiraling debt and callous indifference to human suffering. Tide Pods. This generation has seen, experienced, and laughed in the face of terrible things. We sing in spite of how screwed up everything is.

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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 Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is blessed with so much talent in so many different forms. A group of some of those talented performers have come together to form the Fools Collaborative. We sat down with their creative director and “founding Fool” Haley White to learn more about them.

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Steven’s Eventful Musical November and December

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



As it is the New Year, it’s time to put 2018 in perspective. When approaching the last couple of months of the year and the holidays ringing, it made me realize I had one heck of a year. Filled with concerts, sporting events, and personal triumphs. I didn’t need a “what do I want for Christmas” list as I got more than what one person could ask for.

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by Steven Sanchez



It’s the most wonderful time of year. Presents, lights, sweets, roasted chestnuts, and mistletoe.
Kris Kringle will give out gifts and cheer to children all around the world. But what about the adults? Nate Butler is here to fill the big man’s shoes and sleigh to spread holiday cheer to those adults that are in need of it through music, crafts, and fun.

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Reedley High School Choir Spreading Holiday Joy

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



The harmonic, angelic voices of the Reedley High School Choir have sang for as long as the school itself. A certificate for a superior rating from a festival was found dating back to the 1940s. The RHS Choir is currently led by director David dela Concepcion.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


A magic trick consists of three parts–the pledge (the set-up), the turn (the trick), and the prestige (the magic, where the unbelievable becomes believable)–but there’s also a certain nostalgia involved, for a time when anything seems possible. The same can be said of the Central Valley’s Prestige, a band that conjures the real magic that a stage magician’s trick can only imitate.

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