mardi gras http://wwno.org en Passover Seder, New Orleans Style http://wwno.org/post/passover-seder-new-orleans-style <p>This weekend churches in New Orleans will be packed for Easter services, but that’s not the only religious holiday being observed this week. It is also Passover, the eight-day Jewish festival that marks the liberation of enslaved Israelites from ancient Egypt over 3000 years ago.</p><p>Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday, and in New Orleans, celebrations take on their own flair.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:39:23 +0000 Maureen McMurray 32205 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Eats on the Streets at Mardi Gras http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-eats-streets-mardi-gras <p>As parades roll and people hit the streets for Carnival revelry, street food blossoms everywhere.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 4685 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl: Float, Route Change for Choctaw http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-float-route-change-choctaw <p>The Super Bowl is costing a Mardi Gras parade krewe on New Orleans&#39; west bank its usual floats and its usual route.</p><p>There won&#39;t be any Carnival parades during Super Bowl weekend. That&#39;s the weekend The Krewe of Choctaw usually rolls.</p><p>Krewe captain Chuck Favrot tells The Times-Picayune that Choctaw usually shares floats and themes with a Baton Rouge group, the Krewe of Jupiter. But moving Choctaw&#39;s parade puts both on the same day &mdash; Jan. 26.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:49:34 +0000 The Associated Press 14982 at http://wwno.org Mardi Gras Goes Up for Auction; Landscape Architecture in Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/mardi-gras-goes-auction-landscape-architecture-louisiana <p>A museum in Kenner&nbsp;clears its archives&nbsp;for auction; Trinity&nbsp;Episcopal&nbsp;Church&nbsp;revives&nbsp;a 900 year old&nbsp;tradition; and&nbsp;architect Lake Douglas&nbsp;profiles&nbsp;his profession.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:27:39 +0000 WWNO Staff 6734 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Planning for 2013 Mardi Gras and Super Bowl http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-planning-2013-mardi-gras-and-super-bowl <p>New Orleans officials are giving high marks for the city&rsquo;s performance in this year&rsquo;s Mardi Gras.&nbsp;Work is already starting on making sure next year&rsquo;s carnival season goes well, even with a Super Bowl in the middle of the party.</p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5829 at http://wwno.org Officials Examine Attendance Numbers For This Year's Mardi Gras http://wwno.org/post/officials-examine-attendance-numbers-years-mardi-gras <p>New Orleans officials will be crunching numbers to determine the success of the 2012 Mardi Gras.&nbsp;Some early indications are promising.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5755 at http://wwno.org Rex Marks End of 2012 Major Krewe Parades http://wwno.org/post/rex-marks-end-2012-major-krewe-parades <p>New Orleans is marking Fat Tuesday with traditional parades and parties in the French Quarter.&nbsp;Tourism officials are estimating a million people are attending the annual celebration.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5745 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Ready for Fat Tuesday http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-ready-fat-tuesday <p>Hundreds of thousands of people are jamming the streets of New Orleans as Mardi Gras builds to Fat Tuesday celebrations. Rainy conditions haven&rsquo;t stopped the party.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5691 at http://wwno.org Minature krewe's parade spurs controversy with Rex http://wwno.org/post/minature-krewes-parade-spurs-controversy-rex <p><font face="Times">Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you&rsquo;re not.<font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The four year old krewe, &lsquo;tit Rex (</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><i>pronounced: </i></span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it&rsquo;s French translation &ndash; little king &ndash; and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:40:12 +0000 Eve Abrams 5353 at http://wwno.org Krewe Delusion's Grand Marshal http://wwno.org/post/notes-new-orleans-krewe-delusions-grand-marshal <p>This week on Notes&nbsp;from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks&nbsp;to Randy&nbsp;Fertel and his&nbsp;latest adventures in the Krewe&nbsp;Delusion.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:52:50 +0000 Sharon Litwin 4714 at http://wwno.org