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Mardi Gras

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  • Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is taking the lead in fashion

    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...
  • Manhattans at Mardi Gras Dec. 31

    Manhattans at Mardi Gras Dec. 31
     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...
  • Best jazz shows of 2013

    Best jazz shows of 2013
    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:...
  • 7 weird items that will drop New Year's Eve (not the Times Square ball)

    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...
  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January
    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...
  • Matt Nathanson keeps it light for sold-out Rams Head Live show

    Matt Nathanson keeps it light for sold-out Rams Head Live show
    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...
  • Will 'Thor' hammer the U.S. box office?

    "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....
  • Donald Harrison and Willie Pickens form a jazz bromance

    Donald Harrison and Willie Pickens form a jazz bromance
    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...
  • Zoomball among Mardi Gras promotions

    Zoomball among Mardi Gras promotions
    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...
  • Firefall at Mardi Gras Tuesday

    Firefall at Mardi Gras Tuesday
    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.  The...
  • Firefall at Mardi Gras Casino

    Firefall at Mardi Gras Casino
    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...