| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:10 AM
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.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The house doesn't always win after all.
Just six months after opening, Broward County's newest gambling option, Dania Casino and Jai-Alai, plans to close for at least a year, putting 300 people out of work.
With only a trickle of revenue, casino...
| Aug 30, 2014
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.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Cash, bonus play and other prizes are featured in September at Mardi Gras Casino. Fat Tuesdays
Mardi Gras Cash. $2,500 cash drawing at 3 pm and 7 pm. $10K cash drawing at 9 pm. Entry earning period 9am-8:45pm on day of drawing. Earn 30 points for a...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Toni Peterson was among the last customers to leave the Showboat casino Sunday afternoon as "closed" signs went up, bringing to an end the Mardi Gras-themed gaming hall and hotel that opened on the Boardwalk 27 years ago.
"We're going to miss it,"...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Croods, 8 to 9:30 p.m. at ArtsPark Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. Free. Call 954-921-3500.
Echos Myron opening reception, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. $7 adults; $4 students, seniors...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been the king of South Florida casinos since opening in 2004, and recent state revenue figures show exactly how dominant.
The Hollywood property's haul for the past fiscal year will be about $528 million —...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:07 PM
All Booked Up: Hemingway's Girl, 10:30 a.m. at Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive. Free. Call 954-757-4207.
Art Talk: Sunny Bak, 6 p.m. at Forre Fine Art Gallery, 1007 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
Concert Series, 6 p.m. at Pine...