| Jan 19, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales.
But that changed...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:10 AM
A couple of Carnival Cruise Lines ships have emerged from recent dry docks sporting new enhancements. The Carnival Spirit, based out of the port of San Diego and the Carnival Miracle based out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale both went under the...
| Oct 31, 2010
Haunted attractions are as close as many of us will get to coming face to face with true terror, thank goodness. Here are some fright-filled Halloween nightmares you'll tell your friends you survived. It's never too early to start planning for next year....
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:53 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — It's as much a part of spring training as workouts and exhibition games: Visitors from the chilly Northeast, Midwest, Canada and elsewhere enjoying the sport while sitting in the Florida sun in short-sleeved shirts and Bermudas....
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:31 PM
I'm headed out to check out "Fantasy," a topless revue on the Las Vegas Strip, because I'm supposed to interview the show's then-star, former Playboy centerfold Angelica Bridges. But I hadn't spent much time with my Little Brother from Big Brothers Big...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
| Feb 24, 2012
Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams.
"I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:44 AM
A day after Jada Pinkett Smith sent a heartfelt letter to Baltimore's mayor, pleading for her to stand up for circus elephants she believes are being abused, circus officials called the actress "completely misguided."
"She doesn't know the first thing...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Good Lord, people, if you are not following the individual Dance Moms on Twitter, you totally should. Despite their longwinded brouhahas in the Mom Room, those women can throw down in 140 characters or less. I'm not even sure when they are pretending just...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 2:23 PM
In most editions of the Greatest Show on Earth, the climactic spot is reserved for a human cannonball or some such time-warped specialty act. "Fully Charged," the lively and traditionalist 141st edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus,...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakewants to teach Jada Pinkett Smith a lesson in that old, scratch my back, I'll scratch yours thing.
Earlier this week the actress sent the mayor a letter, asking her to make sure the elephants are well treated when the...