| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:45 AM
This year's best dressed Hollywood newcomer is Lupita Nyong'o, the Yale School of Drama-educated actress garnering awards buzz for her role as the abused slave Patsey in "12 Years a Slave."
Nyong'o, who is styled by Micaela Erlanger, has been working...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:49 PM
The Manhattans headline the New Year's Eve party at Mardi Gras Casino this year, with a free concert.
Mardi Gras also will have food, live entertainment, party favors and, of course, the chance to win jackpots.
For $65, patrons get a buffet in the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:24 AM
We've enjoyed an exceptional year in live performance. Here are the top shows, with information on where you can hear these artists next time (where applicable):
Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Orchestra Hall, May 24 at Symphony Center:...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The Times Square ball won't be the only that item that will be dropping from high perches around the country for the New Year's Eve countdown. The illuminated crystal ball that descends in New York City a minute before midnight has become such a famous...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Check out festivals and events in January across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:26 AM
On Friday night, singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson shared his decades-in-the-making theory with a sold-out crowd at Rams Head Live.
“Inside every one of us there is a tiny Whitney Houston. Tonight we exorcise our tiny Whitney Houstons out into...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"WOULD YOU rather have a real drink?"
"Uh, sure. A screwdriver."
"Fine. Go get him a screwdriver."
That was an exchange at the special screening of "Thor: The Dark World" the other night at The Crosby Hotel. (The bar was only serving water and popcorn....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:31 AM
One of the most deeply memorable events of last summer's Chicago Jazz Festival came courtesy of an exceptional New Orleans musician.
Saxophonist Donald Harrison, who had been booked to close the event, invited Chicago piano master Willie Pickens to play...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Mardi Gras Casino promotions for November:
Mondays: Monday Night Football Cash. Drawing held at end of each Monday Night Football Game. Earning entry period 3 p.m.-8 p.m. on day of drawing. Earn 20 points for an entry. If your entry is drawn from the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The mellow, easy country-rock sounds of Firefall hit Mardi Gras Casino Tuesday as the group performs live in the grandstand, followed by fireworks.
The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $20 premium seating and $40 for VIP.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Firefall: The mellow, country-rock sound of Firefall hits Mardi Gras Casino at 8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by fireworks. The band's peaked from 1976 to 1981, with hits "You Are the Woman," "Strange Way" and "Goodbye I Love You." Tickets cost $10 for...