BATON ROUGE - Mardi Gras in the capital city marches to the beat of a different drummer than its cousin in New Orleans.
"Whatever Rex is, we try to do the opposite," said Nelson Maddox, a 30-year veteran of Spanish Town's Mardi Gras celebrations. "The king and queen are... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will lead the parade of the Krewe of Orpheus on the evening of Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. They also will perform at the glitzy ball that follows. The celebrity... more »
NEW ORLEANS - An 11-year-old autistic girl from New Orleans got a special Mardi Gras treat from the Krewe of Muses Friday afternoon in the form of an entire celebration in her honor.
The Krewe extended the gesture to Emily after reading a blog post by her mother detailing... more »
BATON ROUGE - Because of expected bad weather Saturday, organizers with the Spanish Town and Poseidon parades are moving up their start times.
Bruce Childress with the Spanish Town parade said they plan on rolling at least 15 minutes early of their planned start time noon Saturday because forecasts... more »
METAIRIE, La.- It's a less than festive complication for a state lawmaker and a Carnival club as the height of Louisiana's parade season nears: state Rep. Damon Baldone of Houma is trying to evict the Krewe of Zeus from a suburban New Orleans warehouse because of unpaid rent.
Baldone... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Actor Andy Garcia will reign as Bacchus on the Sunday before Mardi Gras.
The krewe made the announcement on Tuesday at the National World War II Museum.
Its March 6 parade will have a World War II theme this year.
Garcia portrayed a mob... more »