Main Street Theater for sale

Visalia City Hall wants the Main Street Theater returned to private ownership, and a pair of bidders are vying for possession of the one-time movie house at Main and Garden streets. The sale could mean a local theater group will find itself homeless. The Show Must Go On In an effort to preserve the character […]

Making it Rain in June — three concerts you don’t want to miss

In the past four years, Visalia-based Rainmaker Productions have brought 20 internationally touring musical artists and comedians to downtown Visalia. In just four years, their shows have sold more than 15,000 tickets for acts like Morrissey, Foreigner, Audra McDonald and more. And one more thing, the majority of their shows are fundraisers for local non-profit […]

Nelms brothers, Tulare County natives, bring two films home to Visalia Fox

The Visalia Fox Theatre will be hosting a special double feature and Q&A event with writers / directors Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms, Tulare County natives, on April 19th at 6pm. The event will showcase the award-winning movie Lost on Purpose, which was filmed in Tulare County, and Small Town Crime, which received critical acclaim upon its release earlier this […]

Presenters Selected for April 11th Visalia SOUP event

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the four individuals/organizations that will be presenting their ideas at Visalia SOUP on April 11th at ImagineU Interactive Children’s Museum. Presenters were selected from nine proposals that were submitted. The following proposals will be pitched to SOUP attendees in hopes of gaining community support, resources and […]

Book Notes: Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—And Doesn’t

Essential reading for those interested in the role of religion in American life is Religious Literacy: What Every American Need to Know—And Doesn’t by Stephen Prothero.  Through the pages of his evocative study, Prothero, a professor of religion at Boston University, laments over the paradoxical fact that “Americans are both deeply religious and profoundly ignorant […]

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