Mardi Gras News

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January 16, 2020 - 9:31 am
Kenny Kuhn reporting. New Orleans city council members met Thursday, for the first time since a "ransomware" cyber attack crippled certain government computers. They were suppose to have their first meeting of the year, last week. The council took up discussions on several proposed ordinances and...
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Chris Miller
January 04, 2020 - 8:48 pm
The Krewe of Endymion has not yet said how the parade will avoid the area around the partially collapsed construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel. The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate reports the krewe is still discussing alternates with city officials. According to the report, the krewe still...
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Chris Miller
January 03, 2020 - 12:44 pm
The Magical Krewe of MadHatters has officially joined the 2020 Mardi Gras parade lineup in Metairie, Jefferson parish officials announced today. The Alice in Wonderland-themed parade will feature 26 floats, and the parades first Mad Hatter will be former New Orleans Saints quarterback and WWL host...
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Chris Miller
January 03, 2020 - 6:46 am
The Krewe of Bacchus today announce singer and songwriter Robin Thicke will be this year's king, Bacchus LII. And for the first time, the monarch is a legacy. Thicke's father, the late actor Alan Thicke, reigned as Bacchus XX in 1988. "The Krewe of Bacchus is all about family," said Bacchus captain...
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Are Mardi Gras parades too long? Changes to New Orleans' Mardi Gras ordinance may be coming. One proposal is to limit the number of marching clubs and other auxiliary units. While the city wants parades to be entertaining, they also don't want them going on and on and on. "And if you're on a day...
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Emmy (among many others) award winning actor Bryan Cranston will reign as Orpheus when the parade makes its 27th trip down St. Charles Ave. this February. Cranston is best-known for his portrayal of Walter White, the mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher who chillingly transforms into a...
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Chris Miller
August 30, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Your world-champion Eastbank All-Stars will be honored this Mardi Gras in the Krewe of Bacchus. Krewe officials announced the Eastbank All-Stars and the girls' Eastbank World Series finalists will ride in a special float February 23. "It is important to honor these young athletes for their...
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Amos Morale III
August 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
Nancy Parker was set to be the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Nyx parade, according to the popular Krewe’s Facebook page. The FOX 8 reporter, who was one of two that died in a plane crash last week, had accepted the invitation to lead the parade down the route about five weeks ago, the post reads. “She...
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Chris Miller
June 17, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Jefferson Parish officials today announced it has filled the hole in its Family Gras parade schedule left by the Krewe of Caesar's announcement it will no longer parade. The Krewe of Centurions will move from the Friday before Fat Tuesday to the first parade weekend and roll that Saturday. "Family...
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Chris Miller
June 12, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Mardi Gras is returning to Kenner after a 28-year absence. The city and the Krewe of Isis announced plans to parade in 2020. "The krewe of Isis has decide to come to the city of Kenner to parade," said Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn. Zahn called it a homecoming -- the all female krewe began in Kenner in the...
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