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Mardi Gras

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  • Zydeco star Terrance Simien to play Mardi Gras event in Williamsburg

    Zydeco star Terrance Simien to play Mardi Gras event in Williamsburg
    A zesty morsel of New Orleans culture comes to the Peninsula later this month as zydeco star Terrance Simien arrives in Williamsburg for a pre-Mardi Gras party at The Corner Pocket. Simien, who won a Grammy in 2007 for his disc "Live World Wide" and...
  • Trombone Shorty, Janelle Monae restore faith in the halftime show

    Trombone Shorty, Janelle Monae restore faith in the halftime show
    When it comes to the intersection of pop music and sports, this winter has been an especially cold one. We had Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show -- an able yet professional jukebox-style nod to greater heights achieved by past rhythm-and-blues...
  • Dining scene: From Cajun-Creole fusion to local brewery beers

    Dining scene: From Cajun-Creole fusion to local brewery beers
    Shooters Waterfront 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-2855, ShootersWaterfront.com The iconic pool and bikini contests are history, but an astounding six-month renovation by the new owners from The Grateful Palate has provided another...
  • 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...
  • Grey2K report documents dog racing deaths

     GREY2K USA and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a press conference Thursday, reporting that 74 racing greyhounds died in Florida between May 31 and Dec. 31.  The report, titled “The Final Lap,” summarizes...
  • Ford Expedition at Isle

    Ford Expedition at Isle
    Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) will wrap up its February promotion Sunday with the giveaway of a Ford Expedition. Five guests will win $250 in free play every hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Then,...
  • Les bons temps for a Baltimore native

    Les bons temps for a Baltimore native
    What is nearly as remarkable as Jenny Campbell's costumes — the glittering swirls of ribbon and whirling snow globe headdresses — is the path that led to her second career as a costume maker. The Baltimore native taught herself to make...
  • Casino bets on tribute bands

    Casino bets on tribute bands
    By the time Fabulons drummer Richie Benjamin strikes the first downbeat, the dance floor at Mardi Gras Casino is full. And it stays packed throughout the night. While the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has the 5,300-seat Hard Rock Live, and even...
  • Universal Studios: Robin Thicke's Mardi Gras concert canceled

    Universal Studios: Robin Thicke's Mardi Gras concert canceled
    Singer Robin Thicke has canceled his Saturday performance at Universal Studios theme park, but he has agreed to come on a later date, Universal officials said Friday night. Thicke, best known for last year's hit "Blurred Lines," also canceled his Friday...
  • Mardi Gras spirit, Chicago style

    Mardi Gras spirit, Chicago style
    Mardi Gras will arrive a little early this year for Chicago listeners, thanks to a most unusual and promising concert this weekend by Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. While revelers in New Orleans will celebrate the traditional Fat Tuesday on...
  • Tournament benefits Scheck Hillel School

    Tournament benefits Scheck Hillel School
    A charity poker tournament is set for 6:45 p.m. April 1 to benefit Scheck Hillel Community School, a private Jewish school near Aventura.  The 10th annual Hillel Poker Tournament offers early registration online. Registration includes a 6 p.m. dinner...