Craft some last-minute Super Bowl party fun

It’s more than a football game. For many, the Super Bowl is a giant party.

Punch up the party fun and win accolades with these quick, do-it-yourself decorations.

Lauren Gunderson enjoys wave of interest

NEW YORK — Lauren Gunderson is such a rare theatrical talent, you might be tempted to approach her very quietly, so as not to frighten her away.

“Indeed. Be careful. I might disappear,” she says, conspiratorially.

Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert

ATLANTA -- Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco.

The famed rap group is expected to hit the stage at the sixth annual DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert party at Pier 70. The show is an invitation-only event co-hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV.

Jeff Davis Mardi Gras to feature parade, accordion competition, live music

JENNINGS — The city will host the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival and 11th annual Squeezebox Shootout Cajun Accordion Championship this weekend.

The festivities will feature a day of food, music and more in historic downtown, said Jennings Festival Association spokeswoman Connie Hebert.

Jimmy Buffett musical to premiere in 2017 at California theater

NEW YORK — The Jimmy Buffett musical will make its world premiere next year somewhere nice and warm — the La Jolla Playhouse in California.

Producers said Wednesday the show, which combines Buffett’s blend of rock and country tunes with an original story by writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, will start onstage on May 16, 2017.