| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:36 PM
El Centro residents Milton and Shirley McShan were stunned when they heard they were this year’s Mardi Gras king and queen.
“Are you serious … you got to be kidding me?” Milton McShan said while laughing as he heard the news...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:16 PM
CALEXICO — The seven candidate couples for the 15th annual Mardi Gras king and queen were announced during the Calexico Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Thursday afternoon.
Attendees of the Mardi Gras Beer Tasting Xperience and Business Expo...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:59 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)
Through Feb. 3: 24th Annual Zora Neale...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:34 AM
The Corner Pocket in Williamsburg has for years maintained a joyous connection between Virginia's colonial capital and New Orleans.
From Marcia Ball to Geno Delafose, many top Louisiana players have rocked the restaurant and billiards room.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Continuing the trend of South Florida casinos going for laughs, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is rolling out comedy.
Shows will take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the casino’s NYY Steak Legends Lounge. The first act will be Brad Zimmerman,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Mardi Gras Casino promotions for March (only lightly edited by me) include a chance to win a trip around the world on Tuesdays:
Golden Jesters Promotion. 9am-9pm. Earn 10 points to receive Coffee & Danish or pick a card for your chance to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six — wait! Stop the clock. Hold the ball. Stuff a sock in Ryan Seacrest's mouth. You're probably already stuck with your choice or no choice for this year's New Year's Eve festivities. But in planning for next year,...
| Jan 1, 2013
Carlos Mencia was faced with the difficult task of trying to make people laugh just hours after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings Dec. 14, but the 45-year-old standup comedian said before his show at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, NY, fewer...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:52 PM
Fresh off its trip from the Big Easy, The Great Spartan Band returned home to open El Centro’s fifth Mardi Gras Light Parade and Street Festival, here Saturday.
The event drew hundreds of community members of all ages who reveled in the music, food...
| Jan 3, 2013
As with many of the arts, there is a protocol for doing the proper kegstand, a heels-over-head staple of tailgate parties and bowl games across the land.
It should be attempted only by the fittest and most deviant among us. A helmet would be wise, though...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:35 AM
I’m not that great at winning money playing poker. But I’m pretty good at not losing it.
That’s what I glean from my 2012 gambling log, which I totaled up this week.
I keep a gambling log for two main reasons: I may see patterns that...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Mardi Gras Casino has mapped out its year-end party, which features The Hit Men playing in the grandstand starting at 10:45 p.m. New Year's Eve.
The group consists of six former performers with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Tommy James and the...