Mardi Gras

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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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 12, 2019 - 9:21 pm
Planned upgrades to the Superdome mean that Krewe of Endymion plans to roll to the Morial Convention Center instead. In an announcement today the captain of the krewe said, "Endymion will roll on our traditional Mid City Route. After passing Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue, Endymion will proceed...
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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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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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