As Asian-Americans across the U.S. mark the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, they can celebrate by eating Mickey Mouse-shaped tofu, sporting a pair of Year of the Pig-inspired Nike shoes and by snacking on pricey cupcakes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue topped the psychologically important $1 billion threshold in January despite a 2.1 percent year-over-year decline that regulators attributed to the timing of the Chinese New Year and the number of weekend days that month.
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BOSTON (AP) — The annual Chinese New Year Parade is taking over Boston's Chinatown this weekend.
The Sunday festivities feature ten lion dance troupes that will start their performances from a main stage at Chinatown's Phillips Square before making their way through the historic downtown neighborhood.
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BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Fine Arts is opening its doors to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
The renowned Boston museum says admission will be free all day Saturday, and musical and dance performances from Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions will take place throughout the museum grounds.
Lion dances, martial arts displays, a scavenger hunt and hands-on art-making activities are among the free events planned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Red lanterns sway in the wind. Streetlamps from the 1930s cast a yellow-green glare onto century-old buildings. Neon glows from a pair of dive bars. Figures are silhouetted waiting outside a restaurant, and a lone woman makes dragon beard candy in a tiny storefront window. All are nighttime scenes along Grant Avenue in San Francisco's Chinatown.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Luck was definitely on the house's side in January as Nevada casinos benefited from the timing of the Chinese New Year and won just over $1 billion from gamblers.
The amount represents a 12 percent increase compared with a year earlier, when casinos reported a "gaming win" of $925 million, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
Ivanka Trump is celebrating Chinese New Year at the Chinese Embassy in Washington.
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If you tend to fall into cooking ruts, one easy way to snap out of it is to check out the holiday calendars of different cultures. Next up on my list of inspirations is the Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster lovers are used to adjusting to high prices, but this winter, they're shelling out even more for the cherished crustaceans because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China.
Winter is typically a slow season for U.S. lobster fishermen and an active one off Atlantic Canada. But catch is slow in both countries this year, in part because of bad weather, industry sources said.
At the same time many of us are packing away our noisemakers and Champagne glasses, people all over the world are just beginning to prepare for the new year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lantern festival with 38 life-size displays and more than 15,000 LED lights will bring some Chinese culture to Ohio's capital city for nearly six weeks.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2f2lFbj ) the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival begins on Friday evening at the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio Expo Center. The event runs through Jan. 2.
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