| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:08 PM
There's a popcorn shop in downtown Chicago that generates long tourist lines, and most locals, like me, don't get it. I don't think the popcorn is better than at any other place that puts a little effort into its popcorn, and if your time in Chicago is...
| Sep 3, 2013
You know a jazz festival has ventured into unusual territory when Lupe Fiasco eases onto the stage.
That happened Sunday night as the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival was approaching the finish line, the Chicago rapper making an unannounced cameo...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:10 PM
As I sat at a poker table the other day, playing a free tournament for a chance to win a spot in the $10 million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open later this month, I couldn't help but chuckle — and marvel — at how much the Florida gambling...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:48 AM
The 28th International Hispanic Theatre Festival: The Miami-based Teatro Avante is the presenter of this bilingual performing-arts fair, opening Thursday with the Spanish-only program "Los Rios Profundos." Adapted from Peruvian author José María...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdés share a bill Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, it will mark a long-delayed reunion of two languages and two musical dynasties.
More than half a century ago, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, Cole's father,...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The Saturday Giant: Phil Cogley's one-man-jam-band project makes liberal use of the looping pedal, a piece of equipment that allows the Columbus, Ohio, musician to rebuild his catalog of atmospheric pop-rock from scratch onstage. Although he has...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The cavernous lobby of the Bank of America building in downtown Orlando was one of the first art venues in downtown Orlando. A frequent player on the monthly Third Thursdays gallery hop, showings there just stopped in the mid-2000s. Now there's a new...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Poker dealers at Dania Jai Alai found grim news posted in the employee lockerroom when they arrived for work over the weekend: They'd be out of jobs on Sept. 23.
Dania Jai Alai will close its poker room and sports bar next Monday as the fronton...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:09 PM
International Psychic Medium Joseph LoBrutto III comes to Mardi Gras Casino Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday for a two-hour demonstration in The Venue on Two.
Tickets can be purchased for only $15 from the Coffee Cart inside Mardi Gras Casino.