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 »

Baton Rouge Entertainment

Shelby Holmes posthumously named Spanish Town Parade king after board member receives kidney

Chelsea Brasted, | The Times-Picayune

Holmes' presence will be officially announced at the Spanish Town Parade ball, which will coincidentally take place on his birthday, and a giant, crowned, smiling... More»

East Jefferson Community News

Krewe of Driftwood in Kenner sets theme for 2015 Mardi Gras parade

Rosalyn Eason

"Driftwood Travels the World" will be the theme of the 46th annual Krewe of Driftwood Parade on Jan. 31. Floats, dance groups, bands, royalty and dignitaries will wind th... More»

New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News

Texas woman said she was raped at Bourbon Street's Royal Sonesta, police report says

Robert McClendon, | The Times-Picayune

A Texas woman who came forward Friday to recount her rape said she was assaulted by a security guard at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street the Wednesday after Mardi Gras... More»

River Parishes Community News

Akeem Burl of LaPlace is new captain of Krewe of Agape

NOLA Community Submission

The motto for the Krewe of Agape is "Christian, Love, and Charity." Akeem Burl of LaPlace has been named the 2014-2015 captain of th... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

John C. Reilly to reign as Bacchus XLVI, Fox 8 reports

Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune

Actor John C. Reilly will reign as Bacchus XLVI, Fox 8 reported Monday (Nov. 17). The actor, singer, producer, screenwriter and comedian will preside over the 2015 parade... More»

New Orleans Music News

Mardi Gras Indian queens celebrated in new exhibition to open at McKenna Museum of African American Art, in December

Alison Fensterstock, | The Times-Picayune

The opening is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Watch video Via organizations like the Mardi Gras Indian Hal... More»

New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News

Zulu sues to protect trademark on logo, Mardi Gras coconuts

Andy Grimm, | Times-Picayune

Coconuts handed out by members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club are one of the most prized trinkets of Mardi Gras season, and only Zulus are allowed to hand them ... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Dierks Bentley to headline Orpheuscapade 2015

David Lee Simmons, | The Times-Picayune

Country music star Dierks Bentley will serve as the headliner for the 2015 Orpheuscapade, the Krewe of Orpheus announced Thursday (Oct. 23) in a press release. Bentley, w... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus becomes a religion, for tax purposes anyway

Doug MacCash, | The Times-Picayune

Ryan Ballard said he scrupulously filled out the forms necessary to achieve the same non-profit corporation status accorded to more mainstream churches. ... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Holiday gift idea? Catalog offers $125,000 'Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience'

Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the Crescent City fans in your life? If you've got $125,000 to spend, the folks at Neiman Marcus have a suggestion. The departme... More»

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