Leonard Longmire is known to local music fans as Mr. Leonard, the DJ with a deep knowledge of music and choice classic ’70s and ’80s soul and funk tunes. His new mix, “The Soul Freedom Lounge,” was released on the streaming service Mixcloud last week. Here, he talks about what it means to be a DJ and gives advice to those looking to get into the craft.
Mama's Back Door Comedy Show is held in a back room at Mother Mary's Italian Kitchen & Pizza in Clovis on Thursday and Friday nights. The audience gets a taste of humor from a range of comedians, many traveling from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here's a sample.
Tower District Records owner Bob Lambert tells why "Absolutely Free," the second album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, is his favorite Zappa work. Zappa Week, an unofficial celebration of all things Frank, kicks off Tuesday Dec. 8.
Storyland/Playland vice chair Bruce Batti talks about Storyland, which is in Fresno's Roeding Park, in advance of the fairy-tale themed park's reopening Friday, Sept. 4. Video by Joshua Tehee / firstname.lastname@example.org.