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Mardi Gras

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  • Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

    Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
    Scare zones will be back on the streets of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights tonight after a two-year absence. Event planners had strayed from the dedicated, elaborately themed outdoor spaces populated by costumed "scare actors." "You can just...
  • TICKET BOX: Flogging Molly at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder at Wells Fargo Center, John Mellencamp at Kimmel Center among 50 new shows

    TICKET BOX: Flogging Molly at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder at Wells Fargo Center, John Mellencamp at Kimmel Center among 50 new shows
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Flogging Molly at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and John Mellencamp at Kimmel Center are among more than 50...
  • Avant-pop group's member, Comedy Central star to play Musikfest Cafe

    Avant-pop group's member, Comedy Central star to play Musikfest Cafe
    Half of an experimental rock back that in the 1990s were favorites of both critics and cartoon characters Beavis + Butt-Head will play Musikfest  Café at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, it was announced Wednesday. A comedian who has been featured on...
  • Trombone Shorty is hot - and he's here

    Trombone Shorty is hot - and he's here
     Back in June, when I interviewed sax man Dave Koz in advance of the Hampton Jazz Festival, he mentioned that he had done some recording with Trombone Shorty. When I acknowledged that I was unfamiliar with Mr. Shorty's work, Koz was aghast.  He told...
  • Dining scene: From Ahi Tuna burgers to kimchi quesadillas

    Dining scene: From Ahi Tuna burgers to kimchi quesadillas
    Temple Street Eatery 416 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-123-4567, TempleStreetEatery.com After two decades of Christina Wan's Mandarin House serving Broward County, Wan has debuted this fast-casual dumpling and noodle bar in the Fresh Market...
  • Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    Lying on the ground in Coyote Gulch, the night sky framed by openings in a natural arch and a curved canyon wall, I peer at the cosmos as through a Mardi Gras mask. My legs and shoulders ache near the end of a 70-mile backpacking hike in the Grand...
  • Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer

    Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer
    Cosimo Matassa, 88, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in New Orleans, said his granddaughter Mia Matassa. He had been ailing since he had a stroke in 2009....
  • Happy $20K birthday for Mardi Gras player

    Happy $20K birthday for Mardi Gras player
     Donald Schaefer, whose birthday is Saturday, got an early start on celebrating. He hit a $20,000 jackpot Friday at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach.  Schaefer didn't disclose his age, and his birthday cake celebration apparently will be later.  
  • Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge

    Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge
     If your luck at the casino makes you cry, at least Mardi Gras Casino has a way to make your laugh. The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off, offering eight weekends of comedy, climaxing with John Heffron on Nov. 8. (I know that...
  • Professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    PHILADELPHIA For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington. Gossip columnists followed their every move as Hamilton squired her around...
  • Robin Cherney: Acting, travel weren't limited by her disability

    Robin Cherney: Acting, travel weren't limited by her disability
    When Robin Cherney was diagnosed at age 4 with brain damage that severely impaired her memory, her parents were determined that she would live a fulfilling life. She traveled around the world, acted in plays and won the hearts of many. "Wherever she...