Twelve of Jefferson Parish’s 14 street parades this year received praise and no fines from regulators. The other two, both Mardi Gras season processions, were fined for an excessive number of unmasked riders, displaying a political campaign sign or leaving horse manure on the parade route.

The Krewe of Caesar, which rolls the largest Mardi Gras season parade in Jefferson Parish, decided last week to “cease operations” because of the increasing difficulty of funding a high-quality spectacle, the uncertainty over the Metairie parade route and other factors. Soon, however, it cam…

There was no expectation that Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club members would show up to a forum to discuss blackface and agree with activists on their contention that their masking tradition is bygone, even a symbol of white supremacy. The group Take Em Down NOLA, which led the call to re…

Actor Luke Perry, who died Monday (March 4), reigned almost exactly 19 years ago, on March 5, 2000, as Bacchus XXXII. At that time, he was at the height of his fame as the James Dean-esque Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills 90210,” which ran from 1990 to May 2000. Perry died following a massive s…

Mardi Gras season parade spectators in the New Orleans area were enjoying temperatures in the 70s on Saturday (March 2) with just a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers. But the National Weather Service said thunderstorms were possible Sunday when the krewes of Okeanos, Mid-City and Thoth …

Knights of Babylon, followed by the Krewe of Muses, are rolling by the ParadeCam lens starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.. Knights of Chaos, which was scheduled to roll Thursday night, chose not to roll because of the weather; the parades were moved to an earlier time, and then moved back …

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The Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit, kicked off Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Travel and tourism professionals from Louisiana and around the country travelled to New Orleans to network and learn about the latest industry trends. The summit concludes on Thursday with a key…

More than 25,000 people attended the 23rd annual Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws parade on the Mandeville lakefront March 5, the organization says. Costumed canines and their human companions marched for about a half mile and paid entry fees that went to Scott's Wish, which provides financial ass…

The Krewe of Hermes looked to its past to create the theme for this year's parade and ball: "A Hermes Miscellany" included several previous themes and inspirations such as "The Great Mogul," "Sacred Bestiary," scenes from Shakespeare's "The Tempest," and new to the parade, "St. George and th…