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Mardi Gras

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  • Shiite pilgrims see promise of new Iraq on Islam's path

    NAJAF, Iraq - Barefoot on pavement heated like coals, the young man carrying a big red flag under a red-hot sun was limping from the blisters, but a rest, or even shoes, was not an option, never mind that his destination was still a 22-mile walk ahead...
  • 4 car giveaways at South Florida casinos

    4 car giveaways at South Florida casinos
    Four casinos are giving away cars this weekend to conclude their August promotions. At the Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com), it's an Acura MDX at 8 p.m. Sunday. Slot players have been...
  • Dania embraces casino renovation plan

    Dania embraces casino renovation plan
    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,...
  • THURSDAY'S ALLENTOWN FAIR SCHEDULE

    THURSDAY'S ALLENTOWN FAIR SCHEDULE
    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/...
  • 10 things for kids at the Great Allentown Fair

    10 things for kids at the Great Allentown Fair
    Nothing heralds the end of summer like the Allentown Fair — the smell of kettle corn, the thrill of the Ferris wheel and the stalls of lowing cows. Here are 10 ways families can make the most of the fair:   1. FRESH BEAT BAND   The Fresh...
  • GAMBLING

    GAMBLING
    Cash drawings: Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August, and Tuesdays are "Teacher's Pet" drawings each hour from 7-11 p.m. Players receive one drawing entry for each 25 slot points they earn starting at 9 a.m. There's also a letterman...
  • Allentown Fair preview: Here's what's new and what remains the 'heart of the fair'

     
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......
  • Friday Block Parties On Ann Street

    Friday Block Parties On Ann Street
    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...
  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    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...
  • 10 great things for kids at Allentown Fair

    10 great things for kids at Allentown Fair
    Nothing heralds the end of summer like the Allentown Fair — the smell of kettle corn, the thrill of the Ferris wheel and the stalls of lowing cows.. Here are 10 ways families can make the most of the fair: 1. FRESH BEAT BAND The Fresh Beat Band,...
  • Danny Westneat: Seattle no place to look for a Ferguson solution

    Dear national media: Please stop asking former Seattle police chiefs how to quell the riots outside St. Louis. To us this is like asking Dick Cheney what to do about Iraq. Been there, failed that. Yet three of Seattle's departed top cops have been asked...
  • Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino

    Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino
    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...