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Mardi Gras

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  • Community: Barron's pancakes still best in town

    Community: Barron's pancakes still best in town
    Years ago, when one yearned for home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen, they'd head for Barron's Family Restaurant. The late Edith and Gordon Barron ran the business in several locations for more than 50 years and almost 40 years on...
  • This weekend: Theme park events in full swing

    This weekend: Theme park events in full swing
    March is going out like a lion at Central Florida theme parks. Special events are in full swing, and with spring breakers now motoring around town, expect full parking lots as well. Our advice: Leave plenty of time to get there, to park and to maneuver...
  • POKER

    POKER
    Charity tournament: Some poker sharks like to jump into charity tournaments because plenty of novice players participate simply to support the cause. So if you're looking for fish, Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach will host a charity poker tournament...
  • Universal Studios: Cher Lloyd joins 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup

    Universal Studios: Cher Lloyd joins 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup
    British singer Cher Lloyd has joined the concert lineup for the 2014 Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Studios theme park. The 20-year-old musician, who rose to fame in the British TV version of "The X Factor," is known for the singles "Want U Back"...
  • Hoofing it

    Hoofing it
    Gulfstream Park visitors are accustomed to seeing muscular Thoroughbreds sprint side-by-side down the Hallandale Beach track. But this month, a horse about half the size is drawing attention — by doing math on the second floor of the casino. The...
  • Universal Studios: Daughtry, Robin Thicke, Barenaked Ladies, Cody Simpson in Mardi Gras concert lineup

    Universal Studios: Daughtry, Robin Thicke, Barenaked Ladies, Cody Simpson in Mardi Gras concert lineup
    Daughtry will kick off the Mardi Gras concert lineup at Universal Studios on Feb. 8. Universal released about three-fourths of the schedule Wednesday. When complete, there will be 20 event dates, the largest Mardi Gras in Universal Orlando's history....
  • Camaraderie, goofy moves fire up New Orleans dance troupe

    Camaraderie, goofy moves fire up New Orleans dance troupe
    Dante Hale is a large man. High school fullback, pro-wrestling hopeful, nightclub bouncer large, all of which he's been. Now, on a cool Saturday night, Hale fidgets in a mall parking lot in this town southwest of his home in New Orleans. All 6 feet...
  • Mardi Gras: 5 things you need to know to 'Let the good times roll'

    For those of you who think Mardi Gras is just about free pancakes and colorful beads, think again. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is deeply embedded in the Christian ethos, with a rich tradition of carefree, excessive pleasure and acting...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'
    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
  • Mardi Gras Casino hosts Beerfest Saturday

    Mardi Gras Casino hosts Beerfest Saturday
    Mardis Gras Casino has jumped on the beer bandwagon with what it’s calling the 1st annual Homebrew Beer Competition 2-6 p.m. Saturday. A $15 entrance fee gets you a sampling cup and a pretzel necklace. You then get to sample more than 30 beers...
  • Fake chef fools local news, gets anchors to make gravy smoothies

    Fake chef fools local news, gets anchors to make gravy smoothies
    A man pretending to be a chef specializing in Thanksgiving leftovers made his way on to morning news programs in the Midwest. He knocked over tables, made anchors eat mashed potato ice cream cones and even got one woman to drink a pink, pumpkin pie...