New Orleans Mardi Gras

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

Kara Martinez Bachman, | 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 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, | 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, | 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, | 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»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Terror group prompts name change for Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras group, reports

Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune

The Mobile-based Mardi Gras group formally known as Order of Isis will start using its acronym to avoid any confusion with the similarly named terror group, report... More»

Louisiana Festivals

New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe hails Joan of Arc at Loyola salon, Sept. 20

Chris Waddington, | The Times-Picayune

Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc explores the history and theatrical style that shape it's annual parade at free salon, Sept. 20. New Orleans ... More»

Baton Rouge Arts and Stage News

Custom costume jeweler Moans Couture to hold Mardi Gras trunk shows

Chelsea Brasted, | The Times-Picayune

Most of Moans Couture pieces are custom, but the trunk shows will also feature some ready-to-wear pieces in addition to the ability to take bespoke orders. ... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Women joining the Krewe of Alla is natural progression, club says

Andrea Shaw, | The Times-Picayune

A year after announcing a move from the West Bank to New Orleans to shore up declining membership, the Krewe of Alla has opened its ranks to women. Captain John Beninate ... More»

West Bank Community News

Krewe of Alla goes co-ed

NOLA Community Submission

The Krewe of Alla, which was established in 1932, has decided to allow women to join the organization. Its board of directors has adopted bylaws that remove the krewe's a... More»

St. Tammany Community News

Slidell's Krewe of Dionysus crowns King and Queen during 'White Linen Night' ball

NOLA Community

The Krewe of Dionysus in Slidell has crowned its new king and queen. Brad Rummel, husband of Rebecca Rummel and father to Collin and Mason, was chosen as King Dionysus XX... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mid-Summer Mardi Gras and more things to do in New Orleans on Saturday

Cate Root, | The Times-Picayune

Missing Mardi Gras? Don a costume and head out to Oak Street for a funky parade and street party, courtesy of the Krewe of OAK, on Saturday (Aug. 23). ... More»

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