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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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»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

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»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

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»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

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»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

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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How do you stay healthy during Carnival? Chat with Molly Kimball at noon

Grace Wilson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

I have a Mardi Gras dilemma. I did a silly thing for the New Year. I joined an Iron Tribe Fitness gym and gave up sugar, carbohydrates and dairy. On January 5, I signed u... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Andouille and Ashley reign as royalty of Mardi Gras Krewe of Barkus Parade in New Orleans

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COPS8 needs donations of food items such as pasta dishes, salad, desserts, or cash donations to buy food for police and state troopers who will work in New Orlean... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Hurschel Burleigh is named grand marshal of Krewe of Lul Mardi Gras Parade in Luling

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Church ministry is important to Burleigh. Hurschel Burleigh 90, will be the grand marshal of the Krewe of Lul Parade. He will lead t... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Robert and Nora Dupont reign as Mardi Gras king and queen of Krewe of Lul Parade

Angel Thompson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Hahnville High School Band, volunteer fire department trucks, local dance teams and marching groups will be featured. A variety of small and large floats, eac... More»





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