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Mardi Gras

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  • Chicago Blues Festival preview: The Bar-Kays, Bobby Rush and more

    Chicago Blues Festival preview: The Bar-Kays, Bobby Rush and more
    During the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival next week, any set definition of the music — or this event's scope — should be busted apart. No doubt, this city will always be identified with the voices of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, but...
  • Harry Connick Jr., on the record

    Harry Connick Jr., on the record
    Harry Connick Jr.'s 29th and latest album, "Every Man Should Know," features 12 tracks for which the singer wrote the music, lyrics and arrangements. In a phone interview from his home in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, former model Jill...
  • Retired New Orleans Police Horse Takes on New Role, New Name

    Retired New Orleans Police Horse Takes on New Role, New Name
    He's not your average police partner, nor is this an average retirement party.  Satan's War is moving on after 20 years serving the New Orleans police department's mounted patrol.  Satan's rider, Patrolman Wayne Rumore says, "You're working with them...
  • Legendary Seminole Classic poker room closes

    Legendary Seminole Classic poker room closes
     Long before there was a Texas Hold 'em boom, and back when pari-mutuels drew packed houses on Saturday nights for racing and jai-alai, locals were playing poker at Seminole Casino Hollywood. This was in the 1990s, before the Seminole Hard Rock &...
  • Mardi Gras rolls out the wheel in October

    Mardi Gras rolls out the wheel in October
    Mardi Gras Casino is offering a variety of promotions in October: Tuesdays Halloween Fat Tuesday Slot Tournaments. Every 15 minutes. 3pm-8pm. Earn 50 points for your chance to be in the Halloween Fat Tuesday Slot Tournaments. The top winner from all...
  • Mardi Gras has 3-car weekend at end of August

    Mardi Gras has 3-car weekend at end of August
    Mardi Gras Casino patrons can gather entries all month for a three-car giveaway at the end of the month (Labor Day weekend): Labor Day Weekend features a 3 Cars/3 Days Giveaway promotion on Aug. 31, Sept. 1, Sept. 2.  The cars are 2012 Ford Focus....
  • Cheap and easy poker

    Cheap and easy poker
    The countdown clocks on the wall are ticking down to 0:00 for the tournament start, and there's a buzz in the air at the Mardi Gras Casino's poker room. It's Thursday night, just before 7 p.m., and 170 poker brats, rats, dreamers and schemers are here....
  • LASPCA Volunteers want you to adopt kittens!

    LASPCA Volunteers want you to adopt kittens!
    It’s kitten season and while that sounds cute and adorable, for the LASPCA that means a large increase on their kitten intake.  With so many kittens coming in they’ve decided to make the weekend of August 3rd “I Cat Help Falling in love....
  • Galactic Expand the Musical Topography of Their New Orleans Home

    Galactic Expand the Musical Topography of Their New Orleans Home
    In New Orleans, funk is important. They pump it into the water supply like fluoride. It’s as vital as air or étouffée. And when New Orleans funk is discussed, a few names spring to mind: the late boogie-woogie piano master Professor Longhair, the...
  • Pirates take over Tampa for Gasparilla 2013

    Pirates take over Tampa for Gasparilla 2013
    Somewhere between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Super Bowl, some pirates find time to take over downtown Tampa for the annual Gasparilla pirate parade and street festival. Held on the last Saturday of January each year, more than 350,000 decended on...
  • Mother of '92 Mardi Gras Rape, Murder Victim Speaks Out

    Mother of '92 Mardi Gras Rape, Murder Victim Speaks Out
    The mother of a murdered woman raped and killed Mardi Gras morning 20 years ago spoke to WGNO News Wednesday, a day after New Orleans Police announced a DNA link in her daughter's case. "Go to the authorities, and tell them. Be strong. I know you're...
  • Fireworks tonight at Mardi Gras

    Fireworks tonight at Mardi Gras
    If you have a dog, you know that those July Fourth bombs bursting in air spook them. So imagine if you have a kennel full of dogs. Or horses. That’s why South Florida’s horse tracks and dog tracks have to be creative when it comes to...