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Beehive Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE January 22 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Join the Visalia Players for Beehive, the musical, a trip down memory lane, or for those who are younger, a peek into a time that was turbulent, jubilant, and by some, considered innocent. The 1960s was a decade that for women encompassed a transition from homemaker of the 1950s, picture June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) to the freedom of making their way in the world, envision Janis Joplin (Me and Bobby McGee).

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Tribute to Gary Benjamin

IN THE January 22 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Gary Benjamin passed away December 29, 2019, leaving a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew him. Where do I begin to describe the impact of this honorable man on those whose lives he touched?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year of theatre in the Valley has come and gone, and it was another amazing one. There is so much talent in the Valley that no one needs to go to New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco to see a great show. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The College of the Sequoias in Visalia has a new play entitled Hookman opening this weekend, so we took a moment to chat with its director Chris Mangels, who is also a Professor of Theatre and Cinema Arts at COS.

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Buyer & Cellar Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Keith Lindersmith brings a bit of the exotic to the Ice House through his role as Alex Moore in Jonathan Tolin’s Buyer & Cellar, which opens Friday, November 8.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend the Enchanted Playhouse will be presenting the play, Prince Caspian, at the Fox Theatre in Downtown Visalia. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kelly Ventura.

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Four Weddings and an Elvis Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The play opening at the Ice House Theatre on September 20 has an intriguing title: Four Weddings and an Elvis. One might chuckle a bit at its absurdity, and its content does not disappoint. Filled with wacky characters and surprising twists, laughs abound from beginning to end.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The entire issue of Kings River Life is over on KRL News and Reviews this week due to some more much needed maintenance over here on KRL. So please hop on over there and check out all the fun articles up this week. We have a review of the latest season of Grantchester, reviews and giveaways of several mysteries, local arts articles, a local restaurant article, and two animal rescue articles!

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The Odd Couple Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE July 31 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players open their sixty-third season with a classic comedy, The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon. The original Broadway production starring Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison and Art Carney as Felix Ungar won several Tony awards including Best Actor and Best Author.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


By definition, a mixtape is “a compilation of music, typically from multiple sources, recorded onto a medium,” and acts as a fitting metaphor for the work of Visalia artist Zachary Bland, both literally and figuratively. His work often involves a marriage of multiple mediums, much like a mixtape, and traces its origins from the object itself. Kings River Life spoke with Bland about mixed media, the vibrant Visalia art scene, and how art is a love letter.

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by Steven Sanchez



Loni Love, the multi-talented comedian, actress, author, and co-host of the daytime talk show The Real, brought her comedy to the Visalia Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 18, and the audience showered her with nothing but love throughout the performance.

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The Humans Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE June 5 ISSUE

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by Irene Morse



The final production in the Visalia Players 62nd Season is The Humans. If you are a fan, as I am, of the novel The Humans by Matt Haig, it will be understandable that you are excited about this play. If you are a fan of the British TV series The Humans, you will probably get excited all over again.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a fan of sword fights and action on stage, be sure to catch the final weekend of The Three Musketeers at COS in Visalia.

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by Amie Rangel



Over the past several weeks, students and art department faculty have been buzzing over the COS Art Gallery’s last exhibition of the spring semester, our 2019 Juried Student Exhibition. This exhibition will feature art created by COS art students in a number of different categories in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. The exhibition is free and open to the public starting Tuesday, April 9 and runs through Friday, May 3. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m., with the awards ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m.

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