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Mardi Gras

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes!

    Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes!
    Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake? At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be...
  • Boca group wins state, Deep South garden club honors

    For the first time in its 61-year history, the Boca Raton Garden Club was named club of the year for the state and the Deep South Region of National Garden Clubs, which includes six states. Club president Carol Brown brought home several wins from back-...
  • Leslie Csokasy: Kennel owners provide fit greyhounds for dog racing

    The greyhound has inspired respect, devotion and admiration for its natural inclinations to race, run and win. Lawmakers swayed by lobby groups, like Grey2K and casino owners, fail to see what is in the best interests for the breed and an established...
  • Danny Adkins and Wayne Pacell: Florida's sport of queens needs de-coupling

    It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating. The sport of queens, once Florida's highest revenue-generating form of gambling, is on life support, and more than ever a danger to the health and safety of its subjects,...
  • Universal: Weezer, Huey Lewis, Great Big World added to Mardi Gras lineup

    Universal: Weezer, Huey Lewis, Great Big World added to Mardi Gras lineup
    Three musical acts have been added to this year's Mardi Gras concert lineup at Universal Studios theme park. New to the list are Weezer ("Buddy Holly," "Beverly Hills"), Huey Lewis and the News ("The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square") and A...