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Mardi Gras

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  • The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade

    The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade
    It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend. "My costumes...
  • Fiat winner at Mardi Gras

    Fiat winner at Mardi Gras
    The climax of the June promotion at Mardi Gras Casino came Tuesday night, with the awarding of the Fiat 500L in their "Ticket to Ride" promotion. Slot players could pile up points all months to earn entries. And here is the photo of the winner,...
  • Bill requiring dog tracks to report greyhound injuries races to House

    Bill requiring dog tracks to report greyhound injuries races to House
    The state’s dog tracks would be required to report greyound-racing injuries under a measure approved by state senators in the waning hours of the annual lawmaking session. The measure, SB 742, now must get rushed to the House for a vote there....
  • Purim masks bring art to Jewish holiday

    Purim masks bring art to Jewish holiday
    The making of masks often serves an activity to engage children in Purim, one of the most festive Jewish holidays and one that this year will be observed March 15 and 16. But "Artists Interpret Purim," a new exhibition at the Arthur M. Feldman Judaica...
  • National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP

    National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP
    Tuesday is National Pancake Day, a time to celebrate the classic, comforting breakfast food.  Traditionally, National Pancake Day is on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. It only seems fitting to indulge in a stack of...
  • Retro details pack Universal's Cabana Bay Beach resort

    Retro details pack Universal's Cabana Bay Beach resort
    Leftovers from this week's grand opening of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach resort hotel: •Ten shuttle buses run between the hotel and theme parks, and they're painted to resemble woody station wagons. (From a few angles, you can see a surfboard...
  • Concert review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Tampa

    Concert review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Tampa
    Before Bruce Springsteen shifted into high gear on Thursday in Tampa, he offered a holiday greeting: “Happy May Day,” Springsteen told the crowd at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, after strolling to the spotlight with his guitar....
  • Blotter: 3 men with Mardi Gras-style masks pick fight in Elmhurst

    Blotter: 3 men with Mardi Gras-style masks pick fight in Elmhurst
    The following information was taken from Elmhurst police reports: Three men reportedly wearing Mardi Gras style masks and black hooded sweat shirts approached a man at Fullerton and Howard Streets on May12, asked him if he wanted to fight and then got...
  • Arlington Heights-based nuns honor Cardinal George

    Arlington Heights-based nuns honor Cardinal George
    The festive spirit of Mardi Gras was in the air at the annual Sisters of the Living Word fundraiser in Palatine, where Cardinal Francis George was honored with the Partner in Mission Award. The Sisters of the Living Word, based in Arlington Heights, was...
  • Life and Death On the Set

    Not since the tragic deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during the making of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" 32 years ago has the world's production community been so shaken and outraged by an on-set fatality as the one two weeks ago that claimed...
  • Mardi Gras goes for 'sweet' promotions in May

    Mardi Gras goes for 'sweet' promotions in May
    Mardi Gras Casino is known for its Fat Tuesday promotions with large cash prizes. And this May, players can win up to $10,000 every Tuesday playing Candy Machine of Cash. Earn 10 points for a chance to dispense the Candy Machine at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p....