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Catch all the excitement of Universal Studios Mardi Gras. It’s a party the whole family can enjoy as the sights and sounds of the Big Easy come to Universal Orlando Resort. Enjoy 14 LIVE CONCERTS by some of the biggest names in music on the Universal Music Plaza stage. Gather the family for beads by the handful as the spectacular parade winds its way through the park with dazzling floats and colorful street performers in glittering costumes. Take a stroll through our French Quarter Courtyard and enjoy authentic Cajun food* and live music from bands direct from New Orleans. It’s a celebration for every member of the family! “Catch the Beads. Catch the Music. Catch the Spirit.” Mardi Gras at Universal Studios. Mardi Gras festivities—including the live concerts—are included with your admission to Universal Studios Florida or your Annual Pass. www.universalorlando.com/Events/Mardi-Gras/

JACK HANNA WEEKEND Jack Hanna, renowned animal expert and host of TV’s “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures,” showcases some of his furry and feathered animal friends from all parts of the world. Jack returns to his base camp at SeaWorld for a special limited-time series, accompanied by amazing animal ambassadors. Hanna’s past “co-stars” have included clouded leopards, chatty kookaburra birds, and all kinds of majestic eagles. Recognized around the world for his boundless enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, “Jungle Jack” will help you share in this wondrous connection to wildlife and the world we share. Hanna introduces unique and exotic animals, shares amazing animal stories and shows hilarious bloopers. Admission: Included in regular park admission. www.seaworldorlando.com 407-363-2259

Elvis Crespo

VIVA LA MUSICA Saturdays at SeaWorld April 14 - May 5. Enjoy all the fun beginning at noon. Concerts are located at Bayside Stadium and begin at 3:00 pm. In the event of rain, concerts will move to Nautilus Theater. Celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual festival, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists. All concerts are free with admission. April 14: Elvis Crespo; April 21: Grupo Niche; April 28: RKM & Ken-Y; May 5: Gilberto Santa Rosa Enjoy savory Latin cuisine prepared by SeaWorld Orlando’s Executive Chef, Héctor Colón. Lechón, arroz con gandules y pasteles, arroz con pollo, habichuelas rojas y maduros, mofongo con carne frita, alcapurrias and bacalaítos are just some of the items available during Viva la Música. www.seaworldorlando.com 407-363-2259

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Accent On Tampa Bay #173, March 2012  

What’s happening the the Tampa Bay area and beyond - Entertainment, Events, Travel, Theater, Music, Hot New Products, etc.Catch a live Broad...