New Orleans Mardi Gras

Norman Francis, Xavier University president, named Zulu grand marshal

David Lee Simmons, | 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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Watch Krewe du Vieux roll live on our Mardi Gras ParadeCam on Saturday (Jan. 31) at 6:30 p.m.

Doug MacCash, | The Times-Picayune | The Times-Picayune will stream the parade live for the first time Shield the innocent. The Krewe du Vieux parade, one of ... More»

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Aunt Sally's celebrates Mardi Gras and 80th anniversary with new Almond Croissant Queen and Praline king cakes

Judy Walker, | The Times-Picayune

The new Almond Croissant Queen Cake, filled with marzipan, honors the women of New Orleans. It's not every Mardi Gras season that a... More»

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Getting Ready for Mardi Gras: Buying throws

Kara Martinez Bachman, | The Times-Picayune

Today, we "get ready for Mardi Gras" with a shopping trip and very brief video peek into a type of retailer that is not often found anywhere outside the Gulf sout... More»

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'All About The Saints' parody music-video team is back with Mardi Gras take on Bruno Mars’ 'Uptown Funk': Mardi Gras 2015

Alison Fensterstock, | The Times-Picayune

In September, Melissa Stevenson and Root 5 Productions went viral with All About The Saints, a spoof of Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass. ... More»

New Orleans Society

Carnival ball dress code: What to wear when invited to these formal affairs

Sue Strachan, | The Times-Picayune

The first phone call came the day after I knew the invitation to the Rex ball had arrived: What do I wear? Invitations to the Rex b... More»

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Mardi Gras becomes an entirely different carnival with 'Cirque du Gras' (Feb. 13-16)

David Lee Simmons, | The Times-Picayune

'Cirque du Gras' looks at Mardi Gras more as carnival with a lower-case 'c' (and even lower-brow culture). A half-woman, half-beast,... More»

Baton Rouge Entertainment

Being a marching Babycake takes pizzazz -- and a really great MOM

Chelsea Brasted, | The Times-Picayune

The Babycakes' MOMs are a support team that marches along with the bedazzled and be-spandexed dancing ladies. When the Spanish Town ... More»

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

Robert McClendon, | 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, | 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, | 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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