| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:20 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries") and Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead") were co-grand marshals of a 2014 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans....
| Feb 6, 2014
If you're still suffering from holidays hangover, brace yourself: Universal Studios' Mardi Gras is back, and it's bigger.
This year's celebration, starting Saturday, runs on 20 select nights spread over four months — from before Valentine's Day...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Three musical acts have been added to this year's Mardi Gras concert lineup at Universal Studios theme park.
New to the list are Weezer ("Buddy Holly," "Beverly Hills"), Huey Lewis and the News ("The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square") and A...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9.
"Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!"
Yuval Sharon smiles,...
| Dec 6, 2013
Even now when I travel through New Orleans I still hear the city in my grandfather’s voice: the name of every street, canal or channel. For years, those distinctive dips and curves of his speech were the way I navigated through a fading city —...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:39 AM
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to the Keys without a shark cage, but is she brave enough for Duval Street? Or Ron Jeremy?
Nyad will serve as grand marshal of Key West's Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade on Oct. 26, a lively procession that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was in the Tuscan town of Orvieto, doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside -- I could hear it out my window. I couldn't resist, so I joined the multitude that had gathered on...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:45 AM
This year's best dressed Hollywood newcomer is Lupita Nyong'o, the Yale School of Drama-educated actress garnering awards buzz for her role as the abused slave Patsey in "12 Years a Slave."
Nyong'o, who is styled by Micaela Erlanger, has been working...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Gambling research company Spectrum Gaming Group released a 464-page report describing the state of gambling in Florida and what 12 various scenarios would result in.
When gamblers talk about covering all their bets, they can now point to this report. It...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Q: I'm not sure if you've ever commented on this topic, but when my mother's handicapped placard arrived, it clearly stated that it was not to be displayed while driving. I'm not sure how people are able to see around this large visual block, but I...