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Part heavy metal, part mariachi and party myth, Metalachi takes the stage at Visalia Fox on Feb. 17

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Heavy metal and mariachi music are usually at arms length from one another, but Visalians are about to put their hands together for Metalachi! This mariachi group turned heavy metal cover band offers one of the most unique sounds to come to town when they take their strings and horns on stage […]

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The Beach Boys’ style set the soundtrack for summer that still endures 50 years later

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Last week, The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 1966 album, “Pet Sounds,” was released in a limited colored vinyl LP edition by Capitol/UMe. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic album’s stereo mix on a 130-gram LP pressed on split translucent […]

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Spartans sell student produce at roadside market

Spartan Market sells broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, eggs at Strathmore High School Ag Farm By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN STRATHMORE – When it came time for Toni Avila to choose where she would go to high school, the Lindsay resident decided to attend her parents’ alma mater at Strathmore High School (SHS). Now halfway through her junior […]

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Mezcal mixes Latin grooves and rock riffs

Local band uses unique blend of Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms to get people dancing @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Like a cross between Gloria Estefan and Carlos Santana, Mezcal’s music is both rhythmic and smooth. For more than a decade, Mezcal has kept audiences moving to their mix of Rock and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Their Latin groove’s have […]

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Patriotic, World War II era roadshow pulls into Visalia Fox Theater on Feb. 19

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Written as a thank you note to the greatest generation, The All Hands on Deck! Show is a World War II era roadshow and radio broadcast re-creation with heart-warming songs, tight harmonies, rousing on-air antics, classic commercials and a sing-a-long excitement, all accompanied by the warm sounds of the live nine-piece Hollywood […]

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Historic Lemon Cove Women’s Club holds open house on March 17

LEMON COVE – Lemon Cove Women’s Club’s Open House will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the clubhouse, located at 32792 Sierra Drive (Highway 198) in Lemon Cove. There will be drinks, desserts and a bake sale. The 2nd floor museum, an important part of Tulare County history, will […]

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Gardening Guru: Garden Tips for February

By Peyton Ellas UCCE Master Gardener Spring has been beginning in February in recent years here in Tulare and Kings Counties, but early in the month it is still winter with snow, rain and frost possible. If rainfall is light, you should deep water your trees. Even trees without leaves (deciduous) require some water through […]

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Darth Vader and 501st Legion of Storm Troopers precede Sequoia Symphony concert celebrating composer John Williams

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Listening to music is a different experience from hearing it as part of a film. There are no images to connect with the music. In an era of streaming video accessible at any time, we often lose the meaning of music without the context of its visual counterpart. For example, […]

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J.J. Nunes of Tulare teams up with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs to win Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl on Feb. 1

@TheSunGazette ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – JJ Nunes might have watched the Super Bowl on Sunday from his couch, but two weeks ago the Tulare dairyman competed alongside Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs in a Super Bowl of his own. On Feb. 1, Diggs and Nunes captured the Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl trophy, a light-hearted […]

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Chevrolet films Equinox SUV commercial in Balch Park for Chinese TV, online audience

By Steve Pastis Special to the Sun-Gazette TULARE COUNTY – A commercial for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV was filmed in Balch Park for Chinese television and the Internet on Jan. 27-28. Two film production crews with a total of about 60 people, mainly from Southern California but which included a few locals and five […]

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