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Mardi Gras

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  • Mardi Gras poker adds free-roll Friday

    Mardi Gras poker adds free-roll Friday
    The Big Easy Poker Room has added another free-roll to its calendar, making for a tournament every night at the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach -- six of them free.  This one is at 7 p.m. Fridays and it's a $2,500 Texas Hold 'em shootout. That...
  • Universal: Weezer, Huey Lewis, Great Big World added to Mardi Gras lineup

    Universal: Weezer, Huey Lewis, Great Big World added to Mardi Gras lineup
    Three musical acts have been added to this year's Mardi Gras concert lineup at Universal Studios theme park. New to the list are Weezer ("Buddy Holly," "Beverly Hills"), Huey Lewis and the News ("The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square") and A...
  • New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides

    New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides
    NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu strode into a battered city park in the troubled Central City neighborhood one recent Saturday, stopping to clap a boy on the shoulder and watch him twirl a basketball. Wearing jeans, sneakers and a New Orleans...
  • Mardi Gras starts club for patrons 100-plus

    Mardi Gras starts club for patrons 100-plus
    You know, not every casino cares about its very elderly guests. They usually don't drop much coin and they don't feed into the marketing storyline of a venue being a hopping, happening place. Then there's Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach. Sunday,...
  • Universal's Mardi Gras gets 'bigger, badder'

    Universal's Mardi Gras gets 'bigger, badder'
    If you're still suffering from holidays hangover, brace yourself: Universal Studios' Mardi Gras is back, and it's bigger. This year's celebration, starting Saturday, runs on 20 select nights spread over four months — from before Valentine's Day...
  • Putting the 'art' in 'Arts Garage'

    Putting the 'art' in 'Arts Garage'
    For one night only, on Feb. 13, the multidisciplinary art space in Delray Beach known as Arts Garage will become Gallery Arts Garage, replacing its lounge-style chairs and live jazz for divider walls and large paintings. The grand opening of Arts...
  • To Paris via Gulfstream

    To Paris via Gulfstream
    With Valentine's Day approaching, romance is in the air. Well, for some people. So a trip to Paris may make for a pretty darned good present, especially if it comes from someone who hangs out at a casino. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S....
  • Poker dealer auditions at S. Florida card rooms can be grueling

    Poker dealer auditions at S. Florida card rooms can be grueling
    When it comes to job interviews, some card rooms try out poker dealers the way Broadway auditions singers: You perform well, or you go home. So even though Millicent Berman has dealt at several South Florida poker rooms, she says there was nothing...
  • Ian Somerhalder passing out 'The Vampire Diaries' beads at Mardi Gras

     
    Ian Somerhalder is heading to his hometown of New Orleans to pass out "The Vampire Diaries" beads to fans on the streets. Who's up for a quick trip to Mardi Gras?...
  • Hoofing it

    Hoofing it
    Gulfstream Park visitors are accustomed to seeing muscular Thoroughbreds sprint side-by-side down the Hallandale Beach track. But this month, a horse about half the size is drawing attention — by doing math on the second floor of the casino. The...
  • Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research

    Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research
    The upcoming chefs' auction in Orland Park is an opportunity to sample fare from a dozen restaurants under one roof, win a special prize and raise money for charity. The Village of Orland Park is partnering with the American Cancer Society to present...