carnival http://wwno.org en Storyville: When Jesters Have Their Day http://wwno.org/post/storyville-when-jesters-have-their-day <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The guy next to me is wearing an orange fur coat and a red feather boa; his wife is dressed as a giant grape. Someone playing the trumpet looks like a cross between a post office employee and a Mad Max road warrior. I'm wearing an inflatable alligator on my head.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:56:00 +0000 Adam Karlin 43387 at http://wwno.org Voices From The French Market http://wwno.org/post/voices-french-market <p><em>The French Market may seem like one big urban flea market — with everything from tee-shirts to Mardi Gras masks, alligator heads to shot glasses. And tourists… lots of tourists. But upon closer inspection, you discover that this outdoor shopping plaza is full of individuals who couldn’t be more different from one another.</em></p><p><em>NolaVie's&nbsp;Laine Kaplan-Levenson&nbsp;and Renée Peck met some of these local vendors who make the French Market another unique corner of the city.</em></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:44:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson & Renée Peck 54205 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Tradition And Expression In The Land Of The King Cake http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-tradition-and-expression-land-king-cake <p><em>As the king cake joins a long line of New Orleans food traditions up for reinterpretation, bakers and shoppers alike have decisions to make.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King cakes used to be easy. You waited — usually — until the start of Carnival season to get one, you argued about your favorites through the season and eventually you’d groan when yet another cake materialized in the office break room. You had one last slice on Fat Tuesday and that was that.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 52194 at http://wwno.org New Year's Eve; Photography At NOMA; William Pittman Andrews; Joan Of Arc Parade http://wwno.org/post/new-years-eve-photography-noma-william-pittman-andrews-joan-arc-parade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: New Year's Eve suggestions. We look at photos of years gone by at the New Orleans Museum of Art.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Then, we talk with arts leader William Pittman Andrews, and we gear up for Joan of Arc's birthday on Twelfth Night.</span></p><p><em>Inside the Arts </em>airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 51026 at http://wwno.org Marching Bands Battle Before Parades Roll http://wwno.org/post/marching-bands-battle-parades-roll <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">High school marching bands have two main seasons: football and Carnival. But unlike football season, where bands briefly entertain sports fans during half time shows, Carnival season is a marathon of long songs, marching, and discipline. It’s also a time when the musicians, not the athletes, compete.</span></p><p><a href="http://eveabrams.com/">Eve Abrams </a>visited two of New Orleans’ rival high school marching bands: MacDonough 35 and Warren Easton.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:54:20 +0000 Eve Abrams 28960 at http://wwno.org Slidell Krewe Cancels 2013 Parade http://wwno.org/post/slidell-krewe-cancels-2013-parade <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Krewe of Claude has canceled its ball and parade for the 2013 Carnival season, citing a shortage of members.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Krewe officials tell <em>The Times-Picayune</em> the Slidell organization was down to 12 members.</p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:05:41 +0000 The Associated Press 25173 at http://wwno.org Jefferson gets new parade on Lundi Gras http://wwno.org/post/jefferson-gets-new-parade-lundi-gras <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Lundi Gras in Metairie is poised for a makeover, thanks to a new all-female krewe set to parade before the Krewe of Zeus on the night before Fat Tuesday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times-Picayune reports little information is being shared about the Krewe of Hera.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:31:32 +0000 The Associated Press 20146 at http://wwno.org With Super Bowl coming, parades moved up a weekend http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-coming-parades-moved-weekend <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The first big parade weekend of the 2013 Carnival season is being moved up a weekend to avoid parades rolling during the Super Bowl.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Super Bowl is scheduled to be played on Feb. 3 in New Orleans — right when the Carnival season starts getting into high gear.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:58:31 +0000 The Associated Press 19531 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