Mardi Gras benefit to boost Y project

You don't have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras; Fort Worth is the place to be. Fat Tuesday falls on Feb. 21, 2012, but some places will celebrate the weekend before. If you're really lucky, you'll get three good

The tradition of Fayetteville's Mardi Gras bar crawl began more than 20 years ago when Louisiana native Jean Button paired up with restaurant owner Frank Sharp with plans to throw a small, informal Mardi Gras party.

Everything — from the cut of the masks to the thousands of pounds of plum-colored beads tossed from Iris' 33 gargantuan floats – must pass muster.

Mardi Gras is a time of celebration and although New Orleans is the epicenter of the nation's biggest parades and celebrations, the Metro Detroit area has a wide array of events and parties going on as well.

This Saturday's Mardi Gras Party featuring Persephone's Bees and a host of other performances is the first in what is being termed the Turf Club Music Series. Publicist Wendy Brickman and concert promoter Lenny Leon have teamed up with Kelly Violini,