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 Mardi Gras

Metairie's Krewe of Zeus withdraws request to parade in Destrehan

Littice Bacon-Blood, | The Times-Picayune

Banned from parading on its home streets in Metairie, the Krewe of Zeus has now withdrawn its permit application to parade the night of Feb. 7 in the Ormond Estates subdi... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Should the Krewe of Zeus parade in Destrehan? What's your take?

Littice Bacon-Blood, | The Times-Picayune

Zeus, Metairie's oldest Mardi Gras season krewe, has asked for a permit from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office to parade at night next year in the Ormond Estates su... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Metairie's Krewe of Zeus wants to roll night parade in Destrehan's Ormond subdivision

Littice Bacon-Blood, | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Zeus, Metairie's oldest Mardi Gras season parading group but one that has lately run afoul of regulators, wants to roll its night parade on Ormond Boulevard ... More»

East Jefferson Community News

The Dance Connection marks 35 years of marching in trademark purple and white outfits

Elaine Binder, Times-Picayune, Bucktown Columnist

In 1979, Sharon Quaglino Schudmak stated in a newspaper article that the new "special events dance team" she had just formed would not simply march through the streets, "... More»

Louisiana Politics & Government

Warren Harding, whose letters to his mistress are about to go public, thrilled New Orleans in 1920

John Pope, | The Times-Picayune

President Warren G. Harding, whose notorious love letters are bringing him back into the news this month, spent an afternoon in New Orleans 94 years ago in what has to be... More»

Louisiana Politics & Government

In Kenner, Mardi Gras declared a legal holiday - only 230 years later

Adriane Quinlan, | The Times-Picayune

Don't try calling a government office on Mardi Gras. In Kenner, at least, the lights are off and doors are locked - and it's been that way pretty much since anyone can re... More»

New Orleans Business News

South African delegation finds connections between Durban and New Orleans

Jed Lipinski, | The Times-Picayune

For most Americans, Durban, South Africa does not immediately evoke comparisons with New Orleans. But a delegation of Durban politicians, tourism officials and business d... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Zulu Brick Campaign invites community to help lay a foundation for expansion

David Lee Simmons, | The Times-Picayune

The building under construction is essentially replacing the two previous buildings on the same site, but were demolished due to extensive damage after Hurricane ... More»

Video - | The Times-Picayune

"Jo Cool" Davis leads Happy Birthday to Al "Carnival Time" Johnson

Grace Wilson, | The Times-Picayune

"Jo Cool" Davis leads a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday for Al "Carnival Time" Johnson on his 75th Birthday at Kermit Ruffin's Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge on Friday, J... More»

West Bank Community News

All-female Krewe of Athena gets approval to parade in Metairie

Melinda Morris, | The Times-Picayune

The Jefferson Parish Council granted approval Wednesday to the new, all-women Krewe of Athena to parade in Metairie during the 2015 Mardi Gras season, Athena spokesperson... More»

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