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Mardi Gras

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  • Three masters will light up Constellation

    Three masters will light up Constellation
    This weekend one of the most intensely anticipated events of the jazz season will unfold in one of the most important rooms in the city. It's a rare occasion indeed when trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart and drummer Mike...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Party A Mardi Gras party will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Wear a costume and enjoy the group...
  • Apricot Lane in Hampton hosts 50 percent off sale storewide

    Apricot Lane in Hampton hosts 50 percent off sale storewide
    Apricot Lane, a women's fashion and accessories boutique in Hampton, is offering 50 percent off its entire store during a special sale on Saturday.  The sale will take place for one hour only -- between 5 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. To take...
  • Oscars 2014 Governors Ball fare: Oysters, truffles and potato chips

    Oscars 2014 Governors Ball fare: Oysters, truffles and potato chips
    Academy Awards telecast host Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza for a crowd of hungry celebrities during Sunday night's show, but the stars ended up eating more than a slice of Big Mama's and Papa's pizza. Wolfgang Puck and his culinary team cooked a lavish...
  • Camaraderie, goofy moves fire up New Orleans dance troupe

    Camaraderie, goofy moves fire up New Orleans dance troupe
    Dante Hale is a large man. High school fullback, pro-wrestling hopeful, nightclub bouncer large, all of which he's been. Now, on a cool Saturday night, Hale fidgets in a mall parking lot in this town southwest of his home in New Orleans. All 6 feet...
  • Mardi Gras: 5 things you need to know to 'Let the good times roll'

    For those of you who think Mardi Gras is just about free pancakes and colorful beads, think again. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is deeply embedded in the Christian ethos, with a rich tradition of carefree, excessive pleasure and acting...
  • Fake chef fools local news, gets anchors to make gravy smoothies

    Fake chef fools local news, gets anchors to make gravy smoothies
    A man pretending to be a chef specializing in Thanksgiving leftovers made his way on to morning news programs in the Midwest. He knocked over tables, made anchors eat mashed potato ice cream cones and even got one woman to drink a pink, pumpkin pie...
  • 74 greyhounds died at Florida tracks within 7 months

    74 greyhounds died at Florida tracks within 7 months
    A recently released report shows that during a 7-month period in 2013, a total of 74 racing greyhounds died at various tracks across Florida. The report was released Wednesday by greyhound protection group GREY2K USA and the ASPCA. It details deaths...
  • Bahamians ring in New Year with Junkanoo

    Bahamians ring in New Year with Junkanoo
    The sounds of freedom reverberated down Bay Street in Nassau as local Bahamians celebrated the centuries-old tradition of Junkanoo, filling the warm salty air with native rhythms and kaleidoscopic costumes to bring in the New Year.  Lost in the twirling...
  • Review: 'Unfathomable City' by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker

    Review: 'Unfathomable City' by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker
    Even now when I travel through New Orleans I still hear the city in my grandfather’s voice: the name of every street, canal or channel. For years, those distinctive dips and curves of his speech were the way I navigated through a fading city —...
  • 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...