New Orleans Mardi Gras

Ian Somerhalder of 'Vampire Diaries' parades with Mardi Paws at his 'hangout' on Lake Pontchartrain

Kara Martinez Bachman, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

"This is where I used to hang out. I mean, literally, right here," said Somerhalder, pointing at the ground. Watch video ... More »

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Zeus faces feisty opposition for Destrehan parade plans

Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Zeus is running up against some feisty opposition to its proposal to roll a night parade in the Ormond Estates subdivision in Destrehan during the 2015 Mardi... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Zeus holding public meeting Tuesday to discuss Mardi Gras parade in Destrehan

Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Zeus is hosting a public meeting Tuesday night in Destrehan to gauge sentiment for its proposal to roll its Mardi Gras season parade on the night of Feb. 7 i... More»


West Bank Community News

Filled king cake pioneer from Gretna says pastry-making is a calling

Helen Williams, Gretna Columnist

Robert Badon is a devout Christian man from a humble background, a baker by talent and trade who claims to have invented the first filled king cake. Some in the baking bu... More»


New Orleans Art and Stage News

The nine lives of Veronica Russell, on the eve of Sunday's 'Joie de Vee' tribute at One Eyed Jacks

David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

When her friends, colleagues, collaborators and fans come together Sunday (Sept. 21) for what will feel like a day-long celebration, including an LHA Third Sunday... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Zeus sets public meeting on Destrehan parade plans, newspaper reports

Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Zeus will hold a public meeting Sept. 30 in Destrehan to discuss its plans to stage a night parade in Ormond Estates subdivision, according to an article in ... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Isis refuses to bow to terrorists -- or change its name

Adriane Quinlan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

In Metairie, the oldest all-female Mardi Gras season krewe is named for an Egyptian goddess, a desert warrior who, in some myths, died by decapitation. Her name: Isis. If... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Terror group prompts name change for Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras group, AL.com reports

Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Mobile-based Mardi Gras group formally known as Order of Isis will start using its acronym to avoid any confusion with the similarly named terror group, AL.com report... More»


Louisiana Festivals

New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe hails Joan of Arc at Loyola salon, Sept. 20

Chris Waddington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc explores the history and theatrical style that shape it's annual parade at free salon, Sept. 20. New Orleans ... More»


Baton Rouge Arts and Stage News

Custom costume jeweler Moans Couture to hold Mardi Gras trunk shows

Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Most of Moans Couture pieces are custom, but the trunk shows will also feature some ready-to-wear pieces in addition to the ability to take bespoke orders. ... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Women joining the Krewe of Alla is natural progression, club says

Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

A year after announcing a move from the West Bank to New Orleans to shore up declining membership, the Krewe of Alla has opened its ranks to women. Captain John Beninate ... More»





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