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Mardi Gras

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  • Avant-pop group's member, Comedy Central star to play Musikfest Cafe

    Avant-pop group's member, Comedy Central star to play Musikfest Cafe
    Half of an experimental rock back that in the 1990s were favorites of both critics and cartoon characters Beavis + Butt-Head will play Musikfest  Café at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, it was announced Wednesday. A comedian who has been featured on...
  • Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

    Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
    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...
  • Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    Lying on the ground in Coyote Gulch, the night sky framed by openings in a natural arch and a curved canyon wall, I peer at the cosmos as through a Mardi Gras mask. My legs and shoulders ache near the end of a 70-mile backpacking hike in the Grand...
  • Trombone Shorty is hot - and he's here

    Trombone Shorty is hot - and he's here
     Back in June, when I interviewed sax man Dave Koz in advance of the Hampton Jazz Festival, he mentioned that he had done some recording with Trombone Shorty. When I acknowledged that I was unfamiliar with Mr. Shorty's work, Koz was aghast.  He told...
  • Dining scene: From Ahi Tuna burgers to kimchi quesadillas

    Dining scene: From Ahi Tuna burgers to kimchi quesadillas
    Temple Street Eatery 416 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-123-4567, TempleStreetEatery.com After two decades of Christina Wan's Mandarin House serving Broward County, Wan has debuted this fast-casual dumpling and noodle bar in the Fresh Market...
  • Happy $20K birthday for Mardi Gras player

    Happy $20K birthday for Mardi Gras player
     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.  
  • Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge

    Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge
     If your luck at the casino makes you cry, at least Mardi Gras Casino has a way to make your laugh. The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off, offering eight weekends of comedy, climaxing with John Heffron on Nov. 8. (I know that...
  • Recently opened Dania Casino will close for $50M revamp

    Recently opened Dania Casino will close for $50M revamp
    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...
  • Dania closing for a year, with $50 million in remodeling plans

    Dania closing for a year, with $50 million in remodeling plans
    The casino saying is "the house always wins," but in this case, the house is still rolling the dice. Just six months after  opening and with slot revenues barely trickling in, Broward’s newest gambling option,  Dania Casino and Jai-Alai, will be...
  • Three vie for open District 100 House seat

    Three vie for open District 100 House seat
    An open seat in an overwhelmingly Democratic district has attracted three candidates to the primary race. District 100 includes the coastline of Broward and Miami-Dade counties from Dania Beach and Hollywood in the north to Surfside and Bal Harbour in...
  • Emmy Writer and Director: The Nominees Who Knew Too Much

    Documents, images and consultants' testimony can lend unexpected dimension to a narrative in development. This year's Emmy writing and directing nominees remind us that research changes a story because it changes the storyteller -- it lobs a curve at...