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Mardi Gras

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  • Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery

    Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery
    "Is it hard to be a comedian?" asks Nick Gaza at "The Nasty Show" at the Laugh Factory last Saturday night. "No, it's hard not to be a comedian." It reminds me of something Mel Brooks once said, that "life literally abounds in comedy if you just look...
  • Put 'make a check-it list' on your bucket list

     
    Wednesday's print column The term "bucket list" gained currency six years ago with the release of a movie by that name. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson starred as terminally ill men out to check items off an aspirational list of......
  • 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...
  • Universal Studios: Robin Thicke reschedules; Mardi Gras extended

    Universal Studios: Robin Thicke reschedules; Mardi Gras extended
    Singer Robin Thicke has rescheduled his appearance at Universal Studios, and that had extended the theme park's Mardi Gras celebration by a week. Thicke, the man behind megahit "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus during their infamous performance at the MTV...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Death Raises Red Flag for Hollywood

    Not since the tragic deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during the making of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" 32 years ago has the world's production community been so shaken and outraged by an on-set fatality as the one two weeks ago that claimed...
  • Mardi Gras starts club for patrons 100-plus

    Mardi Gras starts club for patrons 100-plus
    You know, not every casino cares about its very elderly guests. They usually don't drop much coin and they don't feed into the marketing storyline of a venue being a hopping, happening place. Then there's Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach. Sunday,...
  • 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,...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 3 – 9, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display for Rio de Janeiro's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards. In the Big Easy, revelers throw beads...
  • Table money and expense reports -- an accounting headache

    Sometimes documents aren't what they seem. A spreadsheet detailing how Newport News City Council members dole out $14,000 in so-called table money fits this description. The documents reviewed by the Daily Press cover spending on tables at galas and...
  • St. Patrick's Day steps off in controversy over gays in New York, Boston

    Guinness, the stout that makes the Irish, well, stout, withdrew its support of the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade, making the score two mayors and three beer-makers who refuse to participate in the annual rite because gays were barred from...
  • Mardi Gras offers 'Carnival of Cash'

    Mardi Gras offers 'Carnival of Cash'
          Mardi Gras Casino's big promotion is Carnival of Cash, with more than $70,000 in cash available. The details for the month: Mondays: Extra Entries into Fat Tuesday Carnival of Cash. 9 a.m.- noon. Redeem 100 points and receive an extra entry...
  • Mardi Gras poker adds free-roll Friday

    Mardi Gras poker adds free-roll Friday
    The Big Easy Poker Room has added another free-roll to its calendar, making for a tournament every night at the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach -- six of them free.  This one is at 7 p.m. Fridays and it's a $2,500 Texas Hold 'em shootout. That...