Category Archives: Exclusive

Once in a while, life hands us a Fairytale

We at Bakersfield Magazine are suckers for a good love story. And boy, does KGET 17’s Chief Meteorologist (and former Go Red Cover Girl)

Alissa Carlson have a great tale—one that included a beautiful wedding on March 28 to local attorney Neil Schwartz.

We were so honored when she came to us with exclusive details about the big day that we wished we could turn this whole issue into a People-style spread worthy of local royalty.

But enough about us, we know you’re really here to celebrate the couple of the hour…er, issue.

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May We Have the Envelope Please…

Last year’s Go Red cover by local artist Ashleymarie Sey Lively was such a hit, we decided this year we’d put out a call to artists for our February cover. We asked them to submit work that exemplified the mission of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign–which celebrates the hearts of local women. We’re so thankful to all the artists who entered, we wanted to introduce you to them.

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Visions of Greatness: Ron Raffaelli

There is a theater in McFarland that stopped showing movies more than sixty years ago; but if you know who to ask, you’ll discover that art is alive and well on the inside. But it isn’t through moving pictures, as they used to call movies—it’s through still images and a man who created them during one of the most important eras of American popular music. 

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