Mardi Gras

WWL Newsroom
July 29, 2020 - 3:24 pm
Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is optimistic that football and Mardi Gras will not have to be canceled due to the pandemic, and is celebrating yet another record weekend for state parks.
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Another group of women who left the Krewe of Nyx amid recent controversy have formed a new organization and found a new Krewe to parade with.
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Innocuous “All Lives Matter” post seen as critical of BLM movement
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Kenny Kuhn
July 15, 2020 - 11:43 am
In the wake of the fallout surrounding the Mystic Krewe of Nyx, the Knights of Sparta announced Wednesday that they will be now going co-ed, allowing the former members of Nyx to join their organization as the Mystical Order of the Phoenix.
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Mardi Gras
Kenny Kuhn
July 14, 2020 - 12:18 am
On Monday, former members of the all-female, Mystic Krewe of Nyx, announced they've formed a new Carnival organization, the Krewe of Themis.
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Kenny Kuhn
July 10, 2020 - 9:09 pm
Mercedes Benz Superdome lit in Purple, Green and Gold to honor the passing of Blaine Kern.
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Kenny Kuhn
July 10, 2020 - 10:03 am
The public will have the chance to pay their final respect to 'Mr. Mardi Gras' Blaine Kern.
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Funeral details for "Mr. Mardi Gras" Blaine Kern
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Celopatra captain
Dolores "Tuttie" Kepner in a Feb. 2020 photo by Sophia Germer/NOLA.com
Chris Miller
July 03, 2020 - 5:57 pm
Krewe of Cleopatra founder Delores "Tuttie" Kepner died Thursday at the age of 89, the krewe announced today.
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, Blaine Kern, Sr. poses for a photograph with some of the creations he built for Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans. The man known as “Mr. Mardi Gras" for helping to convert the annual pre-Lenten celebration into a giant event in New Orleans has died. News outlets report that Blaine Kern Sr. died Thursday, June 25, 2020. For decades, Kern's work helped boost New Orleans' Carnival. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
June 26, 2020 - 10:12 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blaine Kern Sr., a float builder who was often credited with helping expand New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration into a giant event known worldwide, has died. News outlets reported that Blaine Kern Sr., known as “Mr. Mardi Gras” for his decades of work that helped boost New...
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Blaine Kern
SIPA USA
The father of the modern Mardi Gras celebration has died. Blaine Kern Sr. was 93.
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