Mardi Gras 2014 en In Photos: Carnival Around The World Revelers across the globe gathered to mark the day before Ash Wednesday, which is known by several names, such as Mardi Gras, Carnival and Fat Tuesday. While parades are the most common form of celebration, a few nations indulge in some twists.<p>The Carnival in Ivera, Italy, includes a large battle where participants throw oranges. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:23:12 +0000 Emily Bogle 55202 at In Rio, A Universe Of Samba <p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:21:45 +0000 Tom Moon 55201 at DJ Sessions: The Music Of Mardi Gras On this Fat Tuesday, the music of Mardi Gras will ring through the streets of New Orleans &#8212; during parades, at bars and from residents&#8217; homes.<p>Producer and DJ <strong>George Ingmire</strong>  of WWOZ in New Orleans tells <em><a href="">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson two quintessential Mardi Gras songs are &#8220;Mardi Gras Mambo&#8221; by the Hawketts and &#8220;Carnival Time&#8221; by Al &#8220;Carnival Time&#8221; Johnson.<p><ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">More DJ Sessions</a></li> </ul> <h4>Son Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:19:47 +0000 George Ingmire & Jeremy Hobson 55200 at The Reading Life With Bonnie Warren And Rob Owen <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><em style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">The Reading Life</em><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">: Bonnie Warren, whose new book, with photographer Cheryl Gerber, is </span><i style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;"><a href="" target="_blank">New Orleans Historic Homes</a>.</i></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:57:00 +0000 Susan Larson 55096 at Inside The Arts: It's Carnival Time And Fernando Del Valle Ushers In Lenten Season With Free Concert <p></p><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;">, it's Carnival time! We'll have some Mardi Gras fun with horses on parade, boats on the bayou and tips on following your nose for good food.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus, a musical prelude to the Lenten Season. We talk with renowned tenor and opera performing artist Fernando del Valle.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.</strong></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 55090 at The Most Exciting Spot To Watch Mardi Gras Parades? Before They Begin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Record-breaking crowds have flocked to New Orleans for this year's Mardi Gras celebration. It's an all-consuming holiday that wouldn't be quite complete without returning from a parade with a neck draped in beads. However, many people say it's the bands that march in the parades that they enjoy most.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:34:14 +0000 Jason Saul 55067 at Throw Me Something (Again), Mister: Mardi Gras Beads Revived In Louisiana, Mardi Gras comes each year with dozens of parades filled with marching bands, colorful floats and parade-goers who scream, "Throw me something, Mister!"<p>That "something" the crowd wants are beads. The goal of any Mardi Gras parade is to catch as many as possible. After the revelry, people often have so many beads around their necks they can barely turn their heads.<p>The problem is that when it's over, well, you're left with a bunch of plastic beads. Everyone in Louisiana has their own way of coping with this. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 12:20:00 +0000 Elizabeth Eads 54991 at The Soundtrack Of The World's Biggest Street Party <p></p><p></p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:44:30 +0000 Betto Arcos 54982 at Highlights: Music For The Last Days Of Carnival <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">There’s plenty of music in the streets of New Orleans this week, so why should the airwaves be any different? (Or the internet, for that matter.)</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">We’ve put together a Highlights show with some of our favorite moments from recent programs: hand-picked, home-cured, house-made audio wonderfulness.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:15:05 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 54913 at In The Land Of Floats And Beads, You'd Better Bring Deviled Eggs The morning of Mardi Gras calls for something a little hardier — and a little more indulgent — than your average bowl of Wheaties. After all, a long day lies ahead, thick with flying beads, outlandish parade floats and food in every form and function. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:14:19 +0000 Poppy Tooker & NPR Staff 54914 at