Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, handlers steer Thomas the Tank Engine and Paddington Bear balloons through the parking lot at CitiField in New York. The two balloons were taken for practice runs along with four other new character balloons in preparation for the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thomas the Tank Engine will be the parade's largest balloon by helium volume and the one containing the most balloon fabric ever used on one character. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Busbices stars of new A&E reality show

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It’s a north Louisiana-set reality show about a quirky family who works and plays together, and their last name isn’t Robertson.

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Broadway’s ‘On the Town’ gearing up for parade

In this undated file image released by Matt Ross Public Relations, Clyde Alves, front row from left,  Tony Yazbeck and Jay Armstrong Johnson appear during a performance of "On the Town," in New York. More than two dozen cast members from the Broadway revival of "On the Town" will be appearing on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route, adding a little razzle-dazzle amid the Snoopy and Buzz Lightyear balloons. In addition to "On the Town," shows to be spotlighted Thursday include "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," Sting's "The Last Ship," "Side Show" and "Finding Neverland." (AP Photo/Matt Ross Public Relations, Joan Marcus, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Fairchild is usually chopping, stirring and basting during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year she’ll be twirling, leaping and swaying.

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Review: ‘Smash Bros.’ makes brutality adorable

This vide game image released by Nintendo shows a scene from "Super Smash Bros. for Wii U." (AP Photo/Nintendo)

Every few years, Nintendo rounds up its most popular characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu, and has them beat the daylights out of each other. It’s not exactly blood sport — there are no spine-shattering, “Mortal Kombat”-style fatalities, and everyone walks away smiling. Only Nintendo could make bare-knuckle brawling cute.

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Saints owner donates $11 million to Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has given back to “the birthplace of our game.”

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