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 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»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Zeus faces feisty opposition for Destrehan parade plans

Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Zeus is running up against some feisty opposition to its proposal to roll a night parade in the Ormond Estates subdivision in Destrehan during the 2015 Mardi... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Zeus holding public meeting Tuesday to discuss Mardi Gras parade in Destrehan

Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Zeus is hosting a public meeting Tuesday night in Destrehan to gauge sentiment for its proposal to roll its Mardi Gras season parade on the night of Feb. 7 i... More»


West Bank Community News

Filled king cake pioneer from Gretna says pastry-making is a calling

Helen Williams, Gretna Columnist

Robert Badon is a devout Christian man from a humble background, a baker by talent and trade who claims to have invented the first filled king cake. Some in the baking bu... More»


New Orleans Art and Stage News

The nine lives of Veronica Russell, on the eve of Sunday's 'Joie de Vee' tribute at One Eyed Jacks

David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

When her friends, colleagues, collaborators and fans come together Sunday (Sept. 21) for what will feel like a day-long celebration, including an LHA Third Sunday... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Zeus sets public meeting on Destrehan parade plans, newspaper reports

Littice Bacon-Blood, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Zeus will hold a public meeting Sept. 30 in Destrehan to discuss its plans to stage a night parade in Ormond Estates subdivision, according to an article in ... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Krewe of Isis refuses to bow to terrorists -- or change its name

Adriane Quinlan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

In Metairie, the oldest all-female Mardi Gras season krewe is named for an Egyptian goddess, a desert warrior who, in some myths, died by decapitation. Her name: Isis. If... More»





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