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Mardi Gras

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  • This week: Epcot flower and garden fest, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Turner

     
    Orlando theme parks and attractions this week feature flowers and a packed schedule of musical performances. + The 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off Wednesday. The event is amping up the food portion of the event with 12...
  • This week: Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker, Hall & Oates, Goo Goo Dolls

     
    It's a perfect week to get your live-music fix at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. + Velvet Sessions is back in session at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday. This month's performer: Ed Roland of Collective Soul fame. More info: www....
  • Your guide to SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ and Universal’s Mardi Gras

     
    Two theme parks rev up their big festivals this weekend, and both feature concerts and themed cuisine. For the first time in years, the beginning of Universal’s Mardi  Gras aligns with the “real” Mardi Gras, as seen in New Orleans. The...
  • Mardi Gras 2013 shifts into high gear with Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

     
    Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras in New Orleans as parades took to the streets Tuesday, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. The parades began around dawn, led by clarinetist Pete...
  • Time-lapse: Universal Orlando's 2013 Mardi Gras parade

     
    Time-lapse video captures sights and sounds of Central Florida's faux-version of catching beads in the Big Easy. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)...
  • This week: ‘Space Cowboy,’ Beach Boys, Limited Time love

     
    Music and romance are centerpieces of activities this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a roundup: + Universal's Mardi Gras is a doubleheader this weekend with the Steve Miller Band on Saturday and the group Boys Like Girls on Sunday....
  • This week: ‘Days’ actors, Kelly and Michael, Trey Songz, Disney Dapper Day

     
    Special events at Orlando's theme parks attractions this week include folks from daytime TV, sword swallowers and the opportunity to get all dolled up at the Magic Kingdom. + “Live With Kelly & Michael” is taping today and Tuesday at the...
  • Star sighting: Honey Boo Boo at Universal Studios

     
    Young reality-TV star Alana Thompson — more commonly known as Honey Boo Boo — and her family watch the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios on Saturday. The group spent the day at Universal Orlando during a break from filming TLC’s  &#...
  • This week: Mardi Gras at Universal Studios, Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando

     
    Two major festivals — Universal's Mardi Gras and SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ are added into the regular mix this week at Orlando theme parks and attractions. Here's a look at what's up in the coming days. + The first night of Mardi Gras is...
  • Allentown mayor nearing $200,000 in campaign contributions

     
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has nearly $189,000 at the ready for his 2013 bid for a third term in office, despite the fact that a challenger has yet to come forward. According to Pawlowski’s most recent campaign finance report, the mayor’s...
  • Mardi Gras poker promotions for July

    The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino has some changes in July: There will still be $500 high hands from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and now it's also 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. ·Also new: when the high hand ends on Friday,...
  • 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...