Mardi Gras News

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Chris Miller
February 08, 2020 - 6:21 pm
Krewe du Vieux moves party
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WWL Newsroom
February 07, 2020 - 3:26 pm
From the naughty Krewe du Vieux to the Little Rascals children's parade, Mardi Gras parades are getting started
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Chris Miller
January 30, 2020 - 5:39 pm
New Orleans City Council today voted to clean up the Mardi Gras parade route -- at least, that's what they hope will happen by prohibiting plastic bags from being thrown from floats, and keeping people parking trucks with portable toilets within two blocks of the parade route.
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WWL Newsroom
January 22, 2020 - 12:22 pm
Bacchus and Opheus shorten parade routes.
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WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 11:07 am
Kenny Kuhn reporting... The krewe of Zulu alters its route this year to avoid the hazardous Hard Rock Hotel collapse site. According to The Times Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate , city officials announced the krewe will not be rolling down Canal Street for safety reasons. Instead the Zulu...
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WWL Newsroom
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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