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Jazz Fest 2014
9:55 am
Thu May 1, 2014

New Orleans Jazz Fest Supports Local Culture On And Off The Stage

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux performs with the Golden Eagles and a member of a Skull & Bones gang on Sunday, April 27 at Jazz Fest.
Credit Nina Feldman / WWNO

The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday. As the festival has grown over the course of the past four decades, so has the tension between local and national acts.

Many longtime festers worry that the big name performers overshadow the locals that gave Jazz Fest its start. Others argue that big names attract crowds from around that world that would otherwise never experience the unique music and culture of New Orleans.

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Mardi Gras Indians
4:17 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Super Sunday Postponed Again

New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians parade on Super Sunday.
Tulane University Public Relations

Feathers and water don't mix — Mardi Gras Indian feathers, that is.

Super Sunday was originally scheduled for March 16, rescheduled to March 23 due to a forecast of rain, and now the threat of rain has moved the festivities to yet another date: Sunday, March 30, according to the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council.

The 2014 Super Sunday festival starts at 11 a.m. at A.L. Davis Park, at Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street. The parade starts at 1 p.m.

Latest News
7:00 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Non-Profit Trying To End Poverty Without Government Social Programs

Today marks the 50th anniversary of former President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of war on poverty. A non-profit is trying a new approach in New Orleans to lessen the persistently high poverty rate in the city.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Big Chief Casby Prepares Mirthful Celebration on West Bank

The Mardi Gras Indians will celebrate one final Super Sunday at the Algiers West Fest on Sunday, April 21st in downtown Algiers.
Derek Bridges

For many members of our community, Carnival is not complete without a glimpse of at least one extraordinary, only-in-New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian. And even though there's been a couple of occasions for street sightings — like Mardi Gras Day, Uptown Super Sunday, and Downtown Super Sunday — those events are long past.

However, on this week's Notes from New Orleans Sharon Litwin tells us about one last chance to see the tribes en masse, and it's coming up soon.

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Features
1:08 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Mardi Gras Indians on St. Joseph's Day

A Mardi Gras Indian on St. Joseph's Day.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

Tuesday was St. Joseph’s Day. Nominally a Catholic holiday, St Joseph’s Day is also a significant holiday for the city’s Mardi Gras Indians. Maureen McMurray has the story.

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Mardi Gras Indians
11:37 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Photos From Super Sunday

The rear of a Mardi Gras Indian costume.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

The Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day is Super Sunday in New Orleans — the second-most important day on the calendar for Mardi Gras Indians, behind Carnival morning itself.

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First Listen
5:21 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

First Listen: Christian Scott, 'Christian aTunde Adjuah'

Christian Scott's new record, Christian aTunde Adjuah, comes out July 31.
Kiel Adrian Scott Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 5:05 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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