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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The pandemic has brought us many new ways of enjoying entertainment that we may not have been familiar with before 2020—Zoom shows, StageIt online concerts, online conferences, Virtual Rogue Festival, Facebook Live book launches, and more. The creativity and resilience of performers, both local and around the world, has not only been amazing but inspiring. Fresno musician Tony Imperatrice not only has performed online concerts, but he has also started his own YouTube show called Other Stages. We chatted with him this week to learn more.

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by Tom Sims



It started with one man’s love of “*boujie” foods and grew to embrace a good friend who loved meat and potatoes. Mike Carriosa and his wife, Noel, have long enjoyed the fruits of their gourmand taste buds. Mike’s buddy, Joey Abbs, has long loved meat and potatoes. Together, they embarked, over a year ago, on an adventure to discover and review foods that Joey could not spell.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Performers all over the world have been doing things to help others during this pandemic, including providing free entertainment for those stuck at home, and doing fundraisers for various charities. Local performer, Kailyn Sanders, who is only 12 years old, started doing video fundraisers of her own to help make a difference. Kailyn has been performing for eight years now, both in local shows with Good Company Players and Shine! Theatre, and she was in a National Tour of A Christmas Story, the Musical.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In June I went to my first VidCon in Anaheim and it was amazing! For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s kind of like an online content convention–some people call it a YouTube convention, but there’s so much more out there now than just YouTube.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I enjoy discovering web series–there are so many great ones out there that more people need to know about! Recently I discovered an absolutely amazing pilot for a new web series called Intricate Vengeance! It turns out that it is from the creative mind of someone we have chatted with before–writer, actor, producer, and director Wilson Cleveland. So we took some time to chat with him about this amazing new series!

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Streamy Awards Preview

IN THE September 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andJayce Ham,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andWeb Series & Vlogs
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by Lorie Lewis Ham, Chris Lovato,
& Jessica Runnels



This Sunday is the fourth annual Streamy Awards for online video. KRL has previously reviewed some of the web series nominated this year and we are reposting here our reviews of those nominated series: Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Chosen, and Bravest Warriors. A review of Emma Approved, also nominated, will be up this Saturday morning!

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Job Hunters: Web Series Review

IN THE September 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJayce Ham,
andWeb Series & Vlogs
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by Jessica Runnels



Web series have been my growing obsession for the last year. The episodes are shorter than a normal TV show and easier to catch up on seeing as they are on YouTube. Of all of the web series I have watched, Job Hunters is definitely the best. It is a dystopian style story, like The Hunger Games, but instead of competing to be free from their gloomy lifestyle, the characters of Job Hunters are competing for jobs.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here finally are some more of the Left Coast Crime Mining For Murder mystery author video interviews that have not yet been posted here in KRL! We have Simon Wood, Clark Lohr, Louise Crawford, Sally Carpenter, Jonnie Jacobs, Naomi Hirahara and Ken Kuhlken. Watch for our interview with Juliet Blackwell coming later this month.

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Shane Dawson’s Biggest Fan

IN THE June 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andJayce Ham,
andTeens,
andWeb Series & Vlogs
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by Jessica Ham



One summer day a couple years ago I was really sad so I decided to browse some YouTube videos. While I was searching I ran across something that looked strange but interesting. When I watched it, I laughed harder then I ever have before. That was the day I became Shane Dawson’s biggest fan.

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by Skyler Quammen



D.J. Reimer is a sophomore who attends Reedley High School and recently had a short comedy routine at the annual Reedley High School air guitar talent show. In this routine, D. J. entertained the crowd by doing impressions of the RHS teachers and staff.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This week one of KRL’s favorite bands, Loomis and the Lust, released a new music video for their song, “Barbarella”, from their Space Camp EP. The video was shot in Santa Barbara in June of this year with the same director that did their earlier video of “Bright Red Chords”.

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The Cat House on the Kings

IN THE August 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andContributors,
andHelping Hands
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by Rochelle Noblett



Along a lazy stretch of the Kings River, an unlikely tourist destination is developing. Overnight visitors have been arriving from across the globe to see this incredible place, The Cat House on the Kings. Lynea Lattanzio’s intention was to get away but that soon changed…

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