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Mardi Gras

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  • 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...
  • Mardi Gras sounds better

    Mardi Gras just sounds better than "Fat Tuesday." The last hurrah before the Lenten season begins offers celebrants the opportunity to "Pig Out" one last time before a stretch of fasting. This year the celebration falls on March 4, and you don't have to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond

    Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond
    These are lively days – and nights – for saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines, who last weekend presented the world premiere of an original orchestral suite at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and this weekend offers new music over three...
  • Put 'make a check-it list' on your bucket list

    Put 'make a check-it list' on your bucket list
    The term "bucket list" gained currency six years ago with the release of a movie by that name. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred as terminally ill men out to check items off an aspirational list of things they'd always wanted to do before they...
  • New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides

    New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides
    NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu strode into a battered city park in the troubled Central City neighborhood one recent Saturday, stopping to clap a boy on the shoulder and watch him twirl a basketball. Wearing jeans, sneakers and a New Orleans...
  • 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,...
  • Rose Bowl: No. 4 Michigan St. won't give an inch, beats No. 5 Stanford

    Rose Bowl: No. 4 Michigan St. won't give an inch, beats No. 5 Stanford
    The 100th Rose Bowl came down to a fourth down and the most predictable play call in Pasadena on Jan. 1 since they resumed football in 1916 after years of chariot and ostrich races. "Everyone in the building knew it was coming," Stanford tailback...