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 Metro Crime and Courts News

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

Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

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


River Parishes Community News

Akeem Burl of LaPlace is new captain of Krewe of Agape

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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, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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, NOLA.com | 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»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Luke Bryan will perform at Endymion Extravaganza on Valentine's Day 2015

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Country music star Luke Bryan will perform at the Endymion Extravaganza in 2015, the super krewe announced at a press conference Thursday morning (Oct. 2) at Mardi Gras W... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Endymion to woo New Orleans with Valentine's Day parade: live updates begin at 10 a.m.

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

At a press conference Thursday morning (Oct. 2), krewe representatives revealed a 'plethora of surprises.' The Krewe of Endymion is ... More»





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