Sports & Entertainment

Blackbeard's to cut back on water slide operations in drought

Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment Center will only operate its water slides on weekends this summer in an effort to help conserve water during the drought. 

Fresno youth orchestra to perform water-themed concert

The Youth Orchestra of Fresno will debut its “Water, Water, Everywhere” composition during a concert at the Saroyan Theater on May 24. The music features recordings of the late, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Fresno State emeritus professors Philip Levine reciting his own work.

Wingsuit flier thought he could manage the risk, avoid death 

(AP) — Extreme athlete Dean Potter faced the risk of flying off the vertical rock walls he was famous for scaling with little more than a parachute on his back and thin fabric wings.

Tower Theatre to host Wrecking Crew film, director

Fresno Filmworks on May 8 will host a showing and chat with the maker of the documentary film "The Wrecking Crew," about an important group of session musicians.

Comcast to air Fresno Grizzlies games

Comcast Hometown Network will televise several live minor league baseball games from Chukchansi Park this spring. 

Council to consider rent cut for Grizzlies

The Fresno City Council tomorrow night is expected to approve an amendment to the Fresno Grizzlies’ annual Chukchansi Park lease that will effectively cut the ball club’s rent by half for any new buyer.

Developers: Fast rides, wild animals planned for Quay Valley

Quay Hays, developer of the Quay Valley new town project, speaks to a crowd at Fresno State Tuesday.A couple of Los Angeles developers treated a noontime Fresno State crowd today to a vision of rural Kings County as African Serengeti and transportation technology hotspot along Interstate 5.

NBA star, Memorial alum Lopez wins bobblehead contest

Robin Lopez, Associated Press photoThe Fresno Grizzlies have announced Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez as the winner of the Fresno Famous Bobblehead contest. Lopez, a graduate of San Joaquin Memorial High School, won by more than one-thousand votes against NFL-veteran Ickey Woods. 

JugFest aims for 30K Tulare concertgoers

Momentum Broadcasting's 106.7 KJUG Country has announced that this year's JugFest will be held May 30 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. 

Ariana Grande announces Aug. 31 Fresno show

Grammy Award-nominated pop singer Ariana Grande announced that Fresno will be included in the second leg of her "The Honeymoon" tour this summer.