mardi gras indians en New Orleans Jazz Fest Supports Local Culture On And Off The Stage <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:55:09 +0000 Nina Feldman 59806 at Super Sunday Postponed Again <p>Feathers and water don't mix — Mardi Gras Indian feathers, that is.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:17:57 +0000 Janaya Williams 56752 at Non-Profit Trying To End Poverty Without Government Social Programs <p>Today marks the 50<sup>th</sup> 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.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 51562 at Big Chief Casby Prepares Mirthful Celebration on West Bank <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many members of our community, Carnival is not complete without a glimpse of at least one extraordinary, only-in-</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And even though there's been a couple of </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">occasions for street sightings </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">— like Mardi Gras Day, Uptown Super Sunday, and Downtown Super Sunday — those events are long past.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, on this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em> Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells us about&nbsp;one last&nbsp;chance to see the tribes en masse, and it's coming up soon.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 33092 at Mardi Gras Indians on St. Joseph's Day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:08:01 +0000 Maureen McMurray 31716 at Photos From Super Sunday <p>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.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:37:59 +0000 Jason Saul 31474 at First Listen: Christian Scott, 'Christian aTunde Adjuah' <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>The collage <a href="" target="_blank">artwork</a> for the new <a href="" target="_blank">Christian Scott</a> double album seems to show the trumpeter and composer in a ceremonial outfit: full jacket, ornate beadwork, headdress and pink feathers jutting out in every direction. If you know about his personal history, you connect the dots quickly. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 22:21:48 +0000 editor 16375 at