New Orleans Mardi Gras

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

Kara Martinez Bachman, NOLA.com | 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 Society

New Orleans gents rock formal wear with flair, The New York Times says

John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

While New York City’s grandees may be in a quandary about a decree that men wear white tie to one of Manhattan’s most gala shindigs, The New York Times reports that New O... More»


New Orleans Jazz Fest

Don't miss Folklife stars Brandan Odums and 'tit Rex at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Though some folks feel otherwise, change and innovation are important parts of our heritage. Watch video The New Or... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Gretna trucks seeks permission to roll on Mardi Gras 2015

Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Gretna formally requested permission to roll on Mardi Gras behind the Krewe of Grela, returning a truck parade to the city for the first time in 14 years. Tr... More»


New Orleans Movies

Mardi Gras Indian doc 'We Won't Bow Down' to get a red-carpet NOLA premiere

Mike Scott, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

'Treme' actor Wendell Pierce to host event, at the WWII Museum Eight years ago, filmmaker Christopher Levoy Bower made a promise. ... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Putting a queenly spin on thank-you notes

John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

In a New York Times article on Sunday (April 6) about the revival of thank-you notes, one of the advocates of this genteel method of expressing gratitude was Carroll Iren... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Gretna Mardi Gras celebration bolstered by return of truck parade in 2015

Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The trucks are returning to Gretna on Mardi Gras. The newly formed Krewe of Gretna truck parade will roll after the Krewe of Grela in 2015, bolstering the West Bank's onl... More»


Louisiana Politics & Government

Should Kenner host a Mardi Gras parade?

Adriane Quinlan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Should Kenner host a home-grown Mardi Gras krewe, with a Kenner theme, a ball at the Pontchartrain Center and perhaps a parade on Williams Boulevard? An article Monday on... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parade in Kenner? Some have doubts; others say, party on

Adriane Quinlan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Kenner might be the sixth most populous city in Louisiana. But since 1992, except for neighborhood parades, it has not played host to the state’s largest party. One man i... More»


New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News

Navy investigation in fatal Norfolk shooting on Mardi Gras destroyer continues

Paul Purpura, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The civilian gunman was a truck driver who used credentials to access Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Monday night. The civilian gunman ... More»


New Orleans Military News

Navy destroyer that visited for Mardi Gras is site of double shooting

Paul Purpura, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

A sailor aboard the USS Mahan was shot Monday night, and a civilian in turn was killed by Navy security forces. Watch video ... More»





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