| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Nearly every Friday night through Halloween, the three bars on Hartford's Ann Uccello Street — the Russian Lady, the Tavern Downtown and Rocking Horse Saloon — team up to throw a killer summer block party from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Festival Fridays...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Australian soft rock duo Air Supply performs at Mardi Gras Casino at 8 p.m. Nov. 22.
In 1980 "Lost in Love" became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year. Their albums include...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Want a marshmallow?
The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who's minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. We're in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, Louisiana, on Louisianaâs Northshore on the Pearl River Swamp Eco...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Late night hosts began paying proper respects to Robin Williams on Tuesday night, beginning with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" and Conan O'Brien on "Conan."
O'Brien broke the news to his studio audience on Monday, but 24 hours later, he was able to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Words that make many children frown — "back to school" — are the heartbeat of the promotion schedule this month at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com). Mondays bring the "Back to...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday at a Seattle hospital, city officials said.
No cause of death was disclosed.
Schell, who served as the city's mayor from 1998 to...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hey there, just want to let everyone know that I'm back in town after about 12 days off. I flew to Boston to check out a couple of colleges for my son, then saw my girl in New York City, then the lovely Mrs. Sortal and I flew to San Francisco for a week,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August and awards cash, bonus play and prizes, including a Teacher's Pet promotion. Mondays
Back to School Electronics Giveaway. Drawing at 9:30 p.m. Entry earning period 2 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Earn 20...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Dania Casino and Jai-Alai will come back bigger and better, but the casino will need to close for a year to shave six months off construction time, its owners say.
Initial plans called for keeping the fronton open while it is renovated. But this month,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Hours: Noon to 11 p.m.
Admission: Free, noon to 2 p.m.; $8.
Noon-10 p.m.: Agri-Plex exhibits/demonstrations, Folk's Butterfly Farm, Agri-Plex; Poultry Building; Livestock Barns, 4-H Barnyard Petting Zoo, Agri-Land.
Noon-11 p.m.: Indoor shopping/...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...