New Orleans Mardi Gras

Dr. Norman Francis, Xavier University president, named Zulu grand marshal

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

Francis, 83, announced in September 2014 that will retire as president of the historically black university after 46 years. Xavier P... More »

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Mayor of Mobile installs 'Birthplace of Mardi Gras' billboard on I-10

Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

For all the Floridians headed to New Orleans for Mardi Gras season, the mayor of Mobile has an announcement: As you drive through, remember Mobile did Mardi Gras first. T... More»


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Mardi Gras 2015: Bacchus parade hot throws include celebrity T-shirt, sidewalk chalk, red doubloon

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Look for a coloring book, a simple jigsaw puzzle, soft rubber Lego-style building blocks and best of all, in my estimation, a set of pastel sidewalk chalk. ... More»


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Jamie Lynn Spears announced as a 2015 celebrity monarch for Krewe of Mardi Paws

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

Jamie Lynn Spears, Nashville recording artist, actress, native Louisianian and sister of pop mega-star Britney Spears, has been selected as a celebrity monarch fo... More»


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Mardi Gras mockery is the theme of this week's #throwbackThursday

John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Whenever New Orleanians get riled up about something, they have a unique outlet: They can pour their anger and frustration and creativity into making Mardi Gras floats th... More»


New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News

State police, NOPD, plan extended trooper deployment past Mardi Gras

Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

As 150 Louisiana State Police troopers prepare to descend upon New Orleans to help the city's stressed police department deal with the crush of expected Mardi Gras visito... More»


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Mardi Gras 2015: Krewe of Chewbacchus's hot throws include DIY Chewbacca bandolier

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

'It's simultaneously a throw, a collectible AND a costume,' said Ambassador Jackpot, as he modeled a sample bandoleer. Watch video ... More»


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Mardi Gras 2015: Hermes parade's hot throws include flashing earrings, lighted car cups, pearl bracelets with winged sandals

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Zeus' athletic son won't disappoint parade-goers as his minions leave a glowing high-tech train of toys and party jewelry in their wake. ... More»


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Who should Krewe du Vieux skewer during Mardi Gras 2015?

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Those naughty kids at Krewe du Vieux are preparing to parade their annual blend of political satire and potty humor through the streets Saturday, Jan. 31, startin... More»


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North shore 'best bets' for family entertainment: What's happening for the weekend of Jan. 30-Feb. 1

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

With north shore Mardi Gras in full swing, you don't have to look far to find something child-friendly to occupy your time. Watch video ... More»


New Orleans Food and Recipe News

Inspired by Lafayette creation, Cake Cafe bakes mini boudin-stuffed king cakes for Mardi Gras

Judy Walker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Lafayette creator of the concept expressed appreciation for the recognition. This morning, he was ahead of schedule at his busy... More»





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