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PHOTOS: Top 10 Mardi Gras And Carnival Celebrations

Cheapflights | Posted 03.28.2012 | Travel

Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in English) rallies locals and visitors alike to the streets of cities like Rio, Venice and Mardi Gras to be over-the-top and naughty before turning religiously nice.

New Orleans Hotels Renovate in Time for Mardi Gras

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If this is the year you were thinking of spending Mardi Gras in New Orleans, New Orleans hotels are ready for the influx as more and more are reopenin...

First Nighter: Mark Nadler's Outstanding, Outrageous 'Crazy 1961'

David Finkle | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
David Finkle

When the amazing Mark Nadler performs, I never fail to find myself thinking about the talent/luck equation. If x (talent) + y (luck) = Big Star, how are x and y measured?

Andrew Burmon

How Safe Is Cruising? | Andrew Burmon | Posted 01.19.2012 | Travel

Cruises have long been the chosen, if not the last, resort of anxious travelers, so the industry's defense of its safety record came as little surpris...

S.C. Supreme Court To Hear Carnival Cruise Case

AP | By BRUCE SMITH | Posted 01.17.2012 | Travel

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to hear complaints brought by local residents, preservationists and an environmental g...

Where the 'Rio' Inspired Can Go for More Brazilian Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 12.14.2011 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Turns out that Rio has sparked interest in Brazilian music and Rio's carnival. But where are the Rio-curious to go?

Andrew Burmon

Cruising: How A Port Project Explains An Industry | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel

Dave Taylor has been running the Cypress House B&B in Key West, Florida for 15 years, and though he’s gotten used to increased traffic on days when ...

Plane Crashes Into Moving Ferris Wheel, Traps 2 Children

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 12.01.2011 | World


Man Jumps Overboard On Mexico Cruise

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Travel

Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Mexican authorities are searching for a 39-year-old man who was seen jumping off a Carnival cruise ship near C...

It's Time For Trinidad Carnival 2012

Teri Johnson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Teri Johnson

With only one week to prepare for five fun-filled days in Trinidad, I reached out to every Trini I knew to get their tips on how to arrive "Carnival Ready." My goal for this experience was to play mas like a true Trini.

Planning A Cruise On The Carnival Triumph? Read Our Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Carnival Triumph is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep wor...

Drag Queens & Funnel Cakes: Denver Reinvents The County Fair

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.28.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Denver has an ambitious plan to revive the county fair: blend throwback chic with urban grit to draw crowds celebrating everything weird and...

WATCH: Buttery Space Shuttle Featured In Ohio State Fair | Posted 09.27.2011 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cows aren't jumping over the moon in this year's Ohio State Fair butter sculptures, but the refrigerated exhibit does have a space ...

WATCH: Interview With 'Zombie Boy', Rick Genest

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

After recovering from brain tumour and a life less ordinary, Rick Genest became increasingly fascinated by the frontiers between life and death. A per...

Dos and Don'ts for Parents at the Fairgrounds

Rob Sachs | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Rob Sachs

Bringing your tot to a fair is a great activity that gets you and your offspring out of the house...if you know what you're doing.

David Moye

Carnival Barkers Slam Obama's Sideshow Remarks | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

When President Obama released his birth certificate on Wednesday morning, he may have thought he was closing the door on controversy. Instead, he end...

An Unusual Rio de Janeiro: From Favela Babies to Portinari

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karin Badt


Haitian Carnival Spirit With RAM (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

When I caught the Haitian band RAM at GlobalFEST one year after the earthquake that all but leveled Port Au Prince, they turned in an ebullient set and had the crowd bouncing up and down.

Bottereaux Nantais: Beignets for Carnival

Jamie Schler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

Anyone who reads these food pages knows about Mardi Gras and Lent, Carnival and all of her traditions, so I won't give you yet another history les...

Tom Brady Reveals New Hairstyle, Dance Moves At Carnival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Tom Brady has a new hairstyle. The New England Patriots quarterback revealed his ponytail when he and his wife, Gisele, went to Rio de Janiero to ce...

PHOTOS: Celebs Come Out For Carnival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Carnival, Rio's biggest party, continued to thrive over the weekend, with parades and celebrations galore. Among the 800,000 tourists and Brazilian...

Record High Mardi Gras Crowds in New Orleans (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Down in New Orleans where the blues was born, it takes a cool cat to blow a horn" - Mardi Gras Mambo. Mardi Gras season is in high gear in the City o...

PHOTOS: Rio's Biggest Party Kicks Off

AP | By JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO -- Revelers are packing streets and dancing to samba beats in this seaside city's Carnival celebrat...

Four Must-See Sites in Rio de Janeiro

xxxxAnnemarieDoolingxxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

If you're looking for a way to get to know real Brazilian culture, Carnival is a fantastic time, with many neighborhoods proudly represented and displaying their very best.

First Parade of Carnival Celebrates "25 Years Wasted"

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

When a friend tells you they're marching on the Palin / Jindal float and you have to ask "Which one?" it's time for Krewe du Vieux marching through th...