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Mardi Gras

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  • 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...
  • 'Breaking' in some new looks for Halloween

    'Breaking' in some new looks for Halloween
    A bald cap, big lab-nerd eyeglasses, a crumpled black porkpie hat and a cold stare — or, if you prefer, a yellow hazmat-suit kit complete with breathing mask and a goatee — will make up the Halloween costume of the year, according to costume...
  • 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...
  • Universal's Mardi Gras gets 'bigger, badder'

    Universal's Mardi Gras gets 'bigger, badder'
    If you're still suffering from holidays hangover, brace yourself: Universal Studios' Mardi Gras is back, and it's bigger. This year's celebration, starting Saturday, runs on 20 select nights spread over four months — from before Valentine's Day...
  • 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,...
  • 74 greyhounds died at Florida tracks within 7 months

    74 greyhounds died at Florida tracks within 7 months
    A recently released report shows that during a 7-month period in 2013, a total of 74 racing greyhounds died at various tracks across Florida. The report was released Wednesday by greyhound protection group GREY2K USA and the ASPCA. It details deaths...
  • Bahamians ring in New Year with Junkanoo

    Bahamians ring in New Year with Junkanoo
    The sounds of freedom reverberated down Bay Street in Nassau as local Bahamians celebrated the centuries-old tradition of Junkanoo, filling the warm salty air with native rhythms and kaleidoscopic costumes to bring in the New Year.  Lost in the twirling...
  • Louisiana comes to Chicago for Mardi Gras week

    Louisiana comes to Chicago for Mardi Gras week
    Lovers of gumbos, jambalayas and po' boys rejoice: Local restaurants are celebrating Mardi Gras with Cajun and Creole-inspired food specials. Here's a roundup of what chefs are cooking up. Big Jones: James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Paul...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 1: First Saturday Jam,...
  • National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP

    National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP
    Tuesday is National Pancake Day, a time to celebrate the classic, comforting breakfast food.  Traditionally, National Pancake Day is on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. It only seems fitting to indulge in a stack of...
  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January
    Check out festivals and events in January across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...