| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Hialeah Park poker room was flush with customers in its first full month, with pretty much a full house.
The new poker room outearned its south Broward and Miami-Dade competitors, with $692,417 in September revenue. That’s well ahead of nearby...
| 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 23, 2013
| 5:43 PM
El Festival Miami 2013 está de plácemes este año y no es solo por la presentación de la mega estrella Gloria Estefan, quien abre el festival el 1 de octubre.
La gala musical que organiza la Escuela de Música Frost de la Universidad de Miami (UM)...
| 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 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino has established a nice base with free tournaments. Now it's ramping things up a bit.
At 7 p.m. Saturday is a soup-ed up version of the tournaments, with $2,500 guaranteed prize money and $1,000...
| 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 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...