Mardi Gras

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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Chris Miller
June 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The Krewe of Isis is moving to a new route in Kenner, reports The New Orleans Advocate . Isis began as a Kenner krewe, but has been a fixture on the Veteran Memorial Boulevard route in Metairie for the last 40 years. The Advocate reports the new route will begin at Esplanade Mall in Kenner, and...
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Chris Miller
June 04, 2019 - 9:42 pm
Details are coming to light about the demise of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx's plans to hold a smaller, summer-time parade downtown, The New Orleans Advocate reports. The report says Nyx founder and captain Julie Lea announced the event before securing the necessary permits from the city, and without...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 24, 2019 - 11:56 am
Caesar ceasing operations comes as no surprise to the woman leading the charge to improve Carnival in Jefferson Parish. "Bob Carnesi, the captain of Caesar, had mentioned several years ago that he may wish to conclude Caesar with its 40th year anniversary," Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken told...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 24, 2019 - 10:39 am
The Krewe of Caesar will stop parading in Jefferson Parish. "The membership does not want to go on the new route the parade is dictating," Krewe Captain Bob Carnesi told WWL TV. "We decided the best thing to do was to cease operations." Carnesi says that he was starting to lose members and couldn't...
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Chris Miller
April 04, 2019 - 12:33 pm
One month ago, the super-krewe of Orpheus rolled from Uptown to Canal Street and then through the Warehouse District on its way to the Morial Convention Center. But up until this morning, some remnants of the city of New Orleans' parade preparations were still left in the street. "Gutter buddies,"...
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Chris Miller
March 24, 2019 - 7:53 pm
Krispy Kreme and Arc GNO have teamed up to get you to donate your Mardi Gras beads and get free donuts. March 25 and 26, the Krispy Kreme will offer a dozen orginal glazed donuts to anyone who donates at least 12 pounds of used Mardi Gras beads. "But WWL.com, I gave up donuts for Lent!" you say?...
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March 07, 2019 - 7:32 pm
(WWL.com) - Twenty horses used in Mardi Gras parades this year have found new homes following a volunteer effort by the Humane Society of Louisiana. In past years, horses were used for the parades and then sent to auction, where they could be in danger of heading to slaughter. Humane Society...
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