| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:57 AM
"Top Chef" season 11 kicked off Wednesday night in a swamp. There were alligators, frogs, a video of Padma Lakshmi dancing in the streets and Emeril Lagasse with a box of beignets. Oh yeah, this season's in New Orleans.
The winning prizes are still the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Firefall: The mellow, country-rock sound of Firefall hits Mardi Gras Casino at 8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by fireworks. The band's peaked from 1976 to 1981, with hits "You Are the Woman," "Strange Way" and "Goodbye I Love You." Tickets cost $10 for...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Two of the night's biggest names, Jacki Weaver and Baz Luhrmann, may have been absent from the Australians in Film Awards & Gala Dinner, but the other honorees more than made up for it in rowdiness and revelry.
Steve Papazian, president of worldwide...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
When Americana-rocker Steve Earle opened his concert Thursday at Sellersville Theater 1894 with the title track of his new album “The Low Highway,” his first song indicated it might be a far different set from his wonderful Sands Bethlehem...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Mardi Gras Casino has Fortune 8 Ball on Tuesdays and a Monday Night Football promotion.
According to the casino: Mondays
Monday Night Football Cash. Drawing held at end of each Monday Night Football Game. Earning entry period 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. on day...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"WOULD YOU rather have a real drink?"
"Uh, sure. A screwdriver."
"Fine. Go get him a screwdriver."
That was an exchange at the special screening of "Thor: The Dark World" the other night at The Crosby Hotel. (The bar was only serving water and popcorn....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:20 AM
When the sun glowers, the Santa Ana winds rip through the canyons, and an invitation to have lunch on the patio feels like a death sentence, sometimes a quart of ice tea isn’t nearly enough. At such times it is nice to slip into an air-conditioned...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Actors from the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" will make appearances at Universal Studios and Universal CityWalk next month.
Stars visiting the resort on Saturday, Feb. 23, include John Aniston, Camila Banus, Shawn Christian, Casey Deidrick,...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Enough tremors were unleashed by a huge battery of percussion instruments at Thursday night's Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert that management may wish to have the auditorium walls checked for cracks once the dust from the weekend concerts has settled....
| 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...