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Rogue 2015

Rogue Reviews 2015

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur
Joshua Taylor,
& Lorie Lewis Ham



Throughout the week we will be posting reviews of Rogue shows! Check back daily! So far you can find here reviews for The Devil You Know, The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour, First Men of Promise Rocking the Rogue Part 3, If and When, The Road to High Street, Acts of Affordable Care, A One-Way Ticket to Crazy Town, Best Picture, How To Be Wicked, Ananka Belly Dancers: The Best of Oscar, Switch Back, Shadows in Bloom, Lonestar, Still Shopping For God, Animal Love, Flower Tome Companion, Breaking Bange, Play It Like Virgil, Beers About Songs, Ashes, Check Please, Dancing in the Mist, Fallen, Shame the Devil and Pass the Nails, Spencer/Morris Group, Greatest Hits: 2004-2014, Victory for the Recycled Virgin, Boxcar Figaro, A Girl’s Guide to War, and Rites of Passage, Belly Dance Coalition of the San Joaquin Valley.

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The Road to High Street: Rogue 2015

IN THE February 28 ISSUE

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by Andrew Potter



I perform a multimedia show, The Road to High Street, combining live storytelling, song and music with projected images and video on a big screen. It is based on my career as a juggler and street performer with partner Wheeler Cole in an act we called the High Street Circus.

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Rogue Teaser Show

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


In a little more than 90 minutes, I saw bits and pieces of more than 30 shows that will be on the stages of the 2015 Rogue Festival around the Tower District and Downtown Fresno. Each taste of the Rogue was a two-minute tidbit, a morsel tempting the cultural taste buds. There was only one problem—this was only half of the Rogue roster. Between February 27 and March 7, how could you see more than 60 different shows spread across nine venues?
You can’t, unless you’re friends with a certain Dr. Brown and have the keys to his time-traveling DeLorean. Since you probably aren’t able to bend the space-time continuum, maybe I can suggest a few shows to see, based on what I saw at the Teaser show and the track record of some of the other acts.

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by Erica Lann-Clark



I was born Jewish in Vienna, Austria, on the eve of the Nazi invasion and escaped with my parents. Austria was annexed into Germany in less than 2 days, and the Germans began immediately going after the Jews. Austria was home to 192,000 Jews in 1938 when the Germans invaded. 100,000 managed to leave by the end of 1939.

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by Haydell Sisters



The Famous Haydell Sisters, Mattie and Maybelle, have held a special place in the hearts of country music fans since the early ’90s. Now, over twenty years since their last concert, they are reuniting at last. The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour, playing at The Voice Shop during the 2015 Rogue Festival, reveals a pair of former teen stars, now tarnished with the patina of maturity after paying the debts of fame. But who were Mattie and Maybelle Haydell?

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by Jeff Single



Two years ago, we ran an article here about the Fresno musical group The Excursions, who had restructured their lineup and were incorporating rich and diverse new material, and new musicians. Their show featured selections that showcased strong instrumentals and standout vocal harmonies. For this year’s Rogue Festival, the group will be performing at Veni Vidi Vici in the heart of the Tower District, and has something a little different planned than in previous Rogues.

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by Shelley Campbell



My remarkable journey creating a solo performance
I will be 65 years old next month. Turning the life defining moments of my personal history into a performance piece has become the juiciest, most creative and healing passage of my life! Most solo work is autobiographical and my story, The Center of the Labyrinth, is no exception.

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Best Picture At Rogue 2015

IN THE February 21 ISSUE

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by Kurt Fitzpatrick



In the one hour span of this comedy romp, all eighty?seven Academy Award winning films are lampooned, from Wings to On the Waterfront to Silence of the Lambs. Even Schindler’s List and 12 Years a Slave must be done to comedic effect. Can it be done? Order up a heaping bucket of hot buttered popcorn, a box of Raisinets the size of a DeLorean, grab a comfy seat, and find out. And live theatre is ALWAYS in 3?D!!

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Dancing in the Mist: Rogue 2015

IN THE February 21 ISSUE

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by Kurt, Xan,
& Marcel



Enjoy this interview with those involved in the Rogue Show Dancing in the Mist. Dancing in the Mist was written and directed by Marcel Nunis, featuring Xan Scott and Kurt Fitzpatrick. The show is produced by Theatre J’Nerique.

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Highway 41 – You Need This Pleasant Break: Rogue 2015

IN THE February 21 ISSUE

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by Sari Miller




Melding two voices and two guitars, Highway 41 returns to the Rogue Festival and Spectrum Art Gallery having earned sold-out performances and glowing reviews in 2014. With new material augmenting their familiar folk repertoire, their playlist is inspired by the viewscapes along Highway 41, from the foothills to the ranges and the coast, stories in song that paint a pleasant picture of the Valley.

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by Christopher Seelie



Shadows lurk, jealousy seethes, plants talk and seeds grow in 16 time Best-of-Fest award winner, Gemma Wilcox’s Shadows in Bloom. Returning for her sixth Rogue Fest with her Hit Show that Sold-Out in 2010, this comedy-drama of the life and subconscious of a young woman on the edge of her independence is sure to touch audiences to the core.

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by Taylor Harris




I was a scrawny, twelve-year-old kid when I first met Frank Moffett Mosier in his acting course at the studio, Northwest Dance. I quickly learned this was not your typical children’s acting class. There would be no light-hearted productions of the Music Man or any Whose Line is It–inspired improvisational exercises in silliness. Frank handed us scripts he had written himself that challenged us to the core, emotionally and mentally. We would tackle themes that could make adults feel uneasy.

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Good Grief: A Rogue Performer Article

IN THE February 17 ISSUE

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by Paula Preston



How does a shy reclusive writer go from living on a rural beach in Mexico to performing her second one woman show at the Rogue Festival? Poco a Poco. Little by little, step by step.

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Recycled Virgin Shows Up to Rogue On!

IN THE February 16 ISSUE

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by Houston Robertson



Victory for the Recycled Virgin, a solo show written and performed by Houston Robertson, is full of surprises – including the age of the performer. Houston grabs you by the heart with all her 78 years as she romps through the fearless and funny episodes of her delayed adolescence. Her opening line “I’ve come here to tell the truth” is the truth. The show radiates with honesty and wit. This solo performance piece was developed with and directed by Mark Kenward, an icon of solo performance in the San Francisco Bay area. He says of Houston, “Houston performs with an engaging presence and riveting energy. She is a force to be enjoyed.”

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