New Orleans Mardi Gras

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

Kara Martinez Bachman, | 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 Business News

South African delegation finds connections between Durban and New Orleans

Jed Lipinski, | The Times-Picayune

For most Americans, Durban, South Africa does not immediately evoke comparisons with New Orleans. But a delegation of Durban politicians, tourism officials and business d... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Zulu Brick Campaign invites community to help lay a foundation for expansion

David Lee Simmons, | The Times-Picayune

The building under construction is essentially replacing the two previous buildings on the same site, but were demolished due to extensive damage after Hurricane ... More»

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"Jo Cool" Davis leads Happy Birthday to Al "Carnival Time" Johnson

Grace Wilson, | The Times-Picayune

"Jo Cool" Davis leads a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday for Al "Carnival Time" Johnson on his 75th Birthday at Kermit Ruffin's Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge on Friday, J... More»

West Bank Community News

All-female Krewe of Athena gets approval to parade in Metairie

Melinda Morris, | The Times-Picayune

The Jefferson Parish Council granted approval Wednesday to the new, all-women Krewe of Athena to parade in Metairie during the 2015 Mardi Gras season, Athena spokesperson... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe gets lease to Houma Airbase arena, AP reports

The Associated Press

It will continue to be used for rodeos and horse shows. Terrebonne Parish has handed over the lease of the old Houma Airbase arena t... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras reality TV show producers seek New Orleans krewe riders: Good idea?

Chris Waddington, | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans casting interviews set for June 8 and 10. Mardi Gras in New Orleans will get a reality show of its own if TV producers ... More»

New Orleans Business News

In the worldwide barricade market, a New Orleans manufacturer endures

Jed Lipinski, | The Times-Picayune

Friedrichs Custom Manufacturing, Inc. in Jefferson Parish has supplied the New York City Police Department with thousands of metal crowd-control barricades since the 1980... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Zulu crowns its 2015 king during a North Broad Street party Sunday

David Lee Simmons, | The Times-Picayune

It was also good to be on Broad Street on a sunny Sunday (May 25) afternoon; campaigners for king and the seven "characters" for the Mardi Gras parade set up shop... More»

New Orleans Business News

Entrepreneur magazine picks New Orleans firms Dinner Lab and Airpnp for its '100 Brilliant Companies' list

Mark Waller, | The Times-Picayune

Entrepreneur magazine's annual list of "100 Brilliant Companies" has selected two from New Orleans for its 2014 roster. Dinner Lab, which produces pop-up dining events th... More»

Louisiana Politics & Government

Jefferson Parish recommends revoking permits for two Mardi Gras season parades

Ben Myers, | The Times-Picayune

Two Mardi Gras season parades in Jefferson Parish failed to meet minimum participation requirements this year, so regulators are calling for revocation of their permits. ... More»

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