New Orleans Mardi Gras

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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Krewe du Vieux and more Mardi Gras parades: things to do in New Orleans Saturday

Cate Root, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Krewe du Vieux "begs for change" throughout Marigny, the French Quarter and the CBD on Saturday (Jan. 31). Krewe du Vieux "begs for... More»


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Little Rascals parade and more things to do in New Orleans Super Bowl Sunday

Cate Root, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Little Rascals takes to the streets of Metairie for its 32nd annual parade on Sunday (Feb. 1). The Krewe of Little Ras... More»


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Just for Mardi Gras, Roosevelt Hotel has mini king cakes in Teddy's Cafe

Judy Walker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Honey Almond Thyme one has a lovely texture. Just off the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel, Teddy's Café is a coffee and sandwich s... 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, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

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


New Orleans Mardi Gras

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

Judy Walker, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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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Getting ready for Mardi Gras: Buying throws

Kara Martinez Bachman, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

A brief video peek into a Mardi Gras store located in Slidell, La. Some float-riders buy krewe-specific beads and trinkets directly from their respective krewes, but visi... More»


New Orleans Art and Stage News

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

David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | 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»





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