| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Jay and the Americans will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mardi Gras Casino grandstand. Cost is $10 for general admission, $20 for premium seating or $40 for VIPs. A fireworks show follows. Among the band's hits are “She Cried,” “Cara...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:24 PM
For 11 weeks, poker players at Dania Jai-Alai will be out of luck.
New owners will close part of the casino, including the poker room, as part of long-term renovation.
About 500 slot machines will start spinning and cards will resume flying sometime...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9.
"Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!"
Yuval Sharon smiles,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Walt Disney World dropped another quarter-million dollars on to Florida’s political parties this summer, as the giant resort continues trying to quash plans for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida.
New state records show Disney contributed...
| Sep 10, 2013
Don't ask him what slot machine to play, and don't ask him whether it's wise to plunk down an extra $50 on a bet at Mardi Gras Casino.
Psychic medium Joseph LoBrutto III, of Jupiter, says his talents lie elsewhere. LoBrutto, who enjoys being compared to...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:57 AM
"Top Chef" season 11 kicked off Wednesday night in a swamp. There were alligators, frogs, a video of Padma Lakshmi dancing in the streets and Emeril Lagasse with a box of beignets. Oh yeah, this season's in New Orleans.
The winning prizes are still the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:47 AM
I may have been a little too excited for the premiere of "Top Chef New Orleans." I had a dream the night before that I was on the show and immediately thrown into a Quickfire Challenge. This was an issue because: 1) I am not a chef, barely a home cook...
| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:20 AM
When the sun glowers, the Santa Ana winds rip through the canyons, and an invitation to have lunch on the patio feels like a death sentence, sometimes a quart of ice tea isn’t nearly enough. At such times it is nice to slip into an air-conditioned...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - You wanted hope on a big national stage? You got indigestion.
You wanted to measure the Dolphins in an undefeated matchup on Monday Night Football? You got Monday Nightmare Football instead.
The Dolphins stepped up in weight class Sunday...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Q: I'm not sure if you've ever commented on this topic, but when my mother's handicapped placard arrived, it clearly stated that it was not to be displayed while driving. I'm not sure how people are able to see around this large visual block, but I...