Archive for Entertainment

Team Captains for Bacon vs. Tofu Night Named

Jun 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – With days left until Bacon vs. Tofu Night this Thursday, the captains and chefs have been announced for #TeamBacon and #TeamTofu. In the bacon corner is Benaddiction, a mobile food truck well known for its use of pork in its sandwiches. In the tofu corner, Eat Street Bistro and Catering, another popular food truck [...]

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Local Film Festival Returns to Kick Off a Fairytale Summer

Jun 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Germ, a film festival created by Fresno-based creative video production company Windsong Productions, is returning for the sixth time to kick off the summer on Thursday, June 27. The Germ encourages local filmmakers to take the inspiration guidelines posted on its website and to create a short film based on them. The [...]

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Helen Hunt to Headline Women’s Conference

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A day of fun, growth, knowledge and “passion” is planned for women across the Valley at the 26th Annual Central California Women’s Conference. CCWC is the largest women’s event in the Valley and will be from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center. The [...]

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Tower District Homicide Victim Identified

May 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Sources say that the stabbing homicide victim near The Hashtag cafe in the Tower District has been identified as local filmmaker Eric Catlapp. Catlapp operated The Filmmakers Workshop, and was also a member of the Community Media Access Collaborative in downtown Fresno. He moved to Fresno just 2 years ago from Southern California.  [...]

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Shadow of the Giants 50K Taking Place June 8

May 23, 2013 No Comments

FISH CAMP – A long-running trail race will once again take place just outside Yosemite National Park as the 24th Annual Shadow of the Giants 50K run is set for June 8. Started by Baz Hawley 1990, an avid trail runner for decades, the race takes place just outside of the park and incorporates some [...]

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Crab Cakes to Host Dinner Benefitting the Children’s Museum of the Sierra

May 15, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – Food enthusiasts in the Central Valley have a chance to enjoy some delicious creations from a popular Oakhurst restaurant while also helping a local nonprofit. Crab Cakes is hosting a dinner on Wednesday, May 22, the proceeds from which will go to the Children’s Museum of the Sierra via the Steve 4 Mayor [...]

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Bass Lake Classic Triathlon Raising Money for Local Youth Charities

May 06, 2013 No Comments

BASS LAKE - The Third Annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon and accompanying 5K Run for the Kids, taking place this year on June 1, continues to grow both in the number of participants and in the amount of help the events give local charities. In the past three years since it was brought back, the Bass [...]

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Festival Del Cinco De Mayo Hits Downtown Fresno this Weekend

May 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Today is the start of the 25th Annual Cinco De Mayo celebration in downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall.  For a quarter-century this festival has been serving the community by offering a fun and informational time for families and friends. This year the event is a three-day celebration that starts on Friday, May 2, 2013 [...]

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Speakeasy Event to Benefit The Fresno Historical Society

May 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Guys and dolls decked out in their swankest ‘20s era duds will take a trip back in time Friday as a “secret” venue in Fresno will be transformed into a Speakeasy, with proceeds from the event benefiting The Fresno Historical Society. Attendees will enjoy Prohibition cocktails, appetizers, music, costume prizes and event valet [...]

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Local Production Company Wins National Awards

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Windsong Productions, a creative video production studio in Fresno, was named a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for their work on local and national video production projects. “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly [...]

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Fresno Chamber of Commerce Presents ‘Old School’ Trade Show

Apr 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours presented “Biz Fest Goes Old School,” Thursday night at the Fresno Convention Center, where 47 exhibitors were able to promote their businesses to several hundred attendees. “The Fresno Chamber’s Business After Hours is Fresno’s premiere business networking event, and the businesses that come here, whether [...]

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Robotics Demonstration to be Held at Mini Maker Faire

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Seven local high school robotics teams will put on a robotics demonstration at the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, April 21 at Chukchansi Park. Buchanan High School, Duncan Polytechnic High School, Edison High School, Christian Home Educators of the Fresno Area (CHEFA), Clovis High School, Clovis North High School, and Center [...]

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Save Mart Center Starts 2013 in Top 50 Worldwide Venues

Apr 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The SMG-managed Save Mart Center at Fresno State was ranked 50th  among venues throughout the world in ticket sales for concerts and other entertainment events in the first quarter of 2013, as compiled and reported by PollStar magazine, a leading concert and venue industry trade publication. The rankings are based on tickets sold [...]

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Sequoia Tourism Council Seeks Nominations for Annual Tourism Awards

Apr 17, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – The Sequoia Tourism Council awards will recognize Tulare County businesses and organizations that have proven a strong commitment to advancing tourism through innovate programs, providing superior hospitality and generally working to promote the Sequoia region to domestic and international visitors. The Council is currently seeking nominees in three categories: Spirit of the Sequoias, [...]

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Big Fresno Fair Seeks Help from the Community for New Museum

Apr 12, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair is actively collecting items for inclusion in The Big Fresno Fair Museum. By collecting old posters, programs, ribbons, awards and other unique Fair memorabilia, Fair management aims to showcase the traditions The Big Fresno Fair has celebrated over its 130-year history. To date, historical items that have been received [...]

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Americans Taking Advantage of Ability to Watch TV on Their Own Schedules

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Video on demand.  DVR’s.  Streaming content.  Entire seasons of television shows collected in DVD box sets.  Americans’ TV viewing habits were once at the mercy of network schedules, but now there are more ways than ever to watch shows on one’s own schedule – and Americans are largely taking advantage [...]

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Grizzlies Kick Off 2013 Campaign Tonight

Apr 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Grizzlies will begin their home season tonight at Chukchansi Park with a game against the Tacoma Rainiers, but the games won’t be the only thing fans will be able to experience. Grizzlies Media Relations Coordinator Chris Kutz said the focus has been on making sure attendance is consistent, and that there [...]

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Further Expansion Planned for Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Apr 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s Facilities Master Plan, put into place in 2007, is already working for the zoo as exhibits such as Stingray Bay and Sea Lion Cove have been added in recent years. Measure Z, which was approved by voters in 2004 and was expected to generate $100 million for the zoo [...]

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Fresno Pet Expo Planned for May

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Hundreds of Central Valley pet owners will have two days of fun and learning with their pets planned especially for them in May. Local animal partners throughout the valley are coming together to host the Fresno Pet Expo, coming to the Fresno Fairgrounds May 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. [...]

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Break the Barriers: Where Disabilities Become Abilities

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Deby Hergenrader noticed from an early age that her younger sister Kathy, who had Downs syndrome, was discouraged from being involved in certain activities because of her ability level. From taking swimming lessons at Fresno High School to boating at Roeding Park, it was suggested that Kathy go to a “special place.”  Hergenrader [...]

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