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 »

St. Tammany Community News

Krewe of Bilge will crown new King and Queen Neptune at Jan. 17 ball in Slidell

NOLA Community Submission

The Krewe of Bilge will hold its coronation ball on Jan. 17 at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.  The 2015 Queen Neptune XXXI will be chosen by chance from among s... More»


Louisiana Politics & Government

Mandeville's Krewe of Eve given green light to parade on Feb. 6

Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Eve again will be the only parade to roll in Mandeville for the 2015 Mardi Gras season. The City Council Thursday night (Dec. 18) approved the krewe's applic... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Film Krewe, a new Mardi Gras marching group, welcomes the Louisiana movie industry

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The start-up krewe, which will parade with Krewe Delusion on Jan. 31, is the brainchild of Carnival impresario Katrina Brees. A new ... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras season royalty, parade schedule announced for Jefferson Parish

Adriane Quinlan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Chalk it up to tradition or perhaps good manners, but no Mardi Gras season krewe has yet jumped into the Lundi Gras parade slot left behind by the Krewe of Zeus, accordin... More»


New Orleans Business News

August Perez III, an architect whose projects included the world's fair and Harrah's Casino, dies at 81

John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

He also was a Bacchus founding member and a former krewevcaptain. August Perez III, an architect who helped change New Orleans' skyl... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras mentor Lynn Watkins, who taught make-believe monarchs how to be regal, dies at 56

John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Lynn Watkins, who taught two decades of Mardi Gras monarchs how to walk, wave and wield their scepters, died Thursday at Tulane Medical Center of complications of lupus. ... More»


Baton Rouge Entertainment

Krewe of Jupiter & Juno parade won't roll in Baton Rouge in 2015

Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

When Carnival season begins in Baton Rouge early next year, there will be one notable exception missing from the party. When Carniv... More»


New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News

New Orleans man who posed as cab driver guilty of raping Mardi Gras season tourist

Helen Freund, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

A man who posed as a taxicab driver, offered a Mardi Gras season tourist a ride then drove her to a secluded area and raped her at gunpoint was found guilty Tuesday by an... More»


New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News

Teen's lawsuit against State Police over French Quarter tackle set for trial

Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The African-American teenager who was seen in a video recording being tackled by nine white state troopers in the French Quarter last year has received a February trial d... More»


New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News

Mardi Gras tourist agreed to sex, say attorneys for faux cabbie accused of raping her

Helen Freund, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

With his attorneys asserting that the sex was consensual, trial opened Monday for the man accused of posing as a French Quarter taxicab driver to abduct and rape a 22-yea... More»





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