mardi gras

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7:47 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Civil Rights Trial Set For Mardi Gras Scuffle Involving State Troopers

A trial date has been set for a civil rights case against state police who tackled two young African American men during last year’s Mardi Gras.

The federal case drew claims of excessive force and criticism of the troopers involved.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the incident was captured on surveillance video two days before Mardi Gras.

It prompted an internal State Police investigation that cleared all the officers involved.

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Latest News
4:19 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Zulu Krewe Sues Former Member For Trademark Infringement

The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club has taken a former member to federal court for trademark infringement. He's accused of using club trademarks without permission to sell memorabilia online, like one of the club’s coveted coconut throws.
anthony posey Flickr

The Advocate reports that a federal hearing Monday may show who’s legally entitled to use the Zulu Mardi Gras krewe’s name on Facebook.

Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club Inc. filed suit against a former associate member for trademark infringement. The lawsuit says the man set up a “Zulu Mardi Gras” Facebook page, and used club trademarks without permission in an attempt to sell invitations to the Zulu Mardi Gras ball, spots on a Zulu float, and one of the club’s coveted coconut throws.

Holidays
11:39 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Passover Seder, New Orleans Style

The Krewe du Jieux's Passover Seder.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

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.

Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday, and in New Orleans, celebrations take on their own flair.

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Where Y'Eat
4:25 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Eats on the Streets at Mardi Gras

When Mardi Gras parades roll, boot-strap entrepreneurs hit the streets too, selling all kinds of food.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As parades roll and people hit the streets for Carnival revelry, street food blossoms everywhere.

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Superbowl / Mardi Gras
9:49 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Super Bowl: Float, Route Change for Choctaw

The Super Bowl is costing a Mardi Gras parade krewe on New Orleans' west bank its usual floats and its usual route.

There won't be any Carnival parades during Super Bowl weekend. That's the weekend The Krewe of Choctaw usually rolls.

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's parade puts both on the same day — Jan. 26.

All Things New Orleans
11:27 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Mardi Gras Goes Up for Auction; Landscape Architecture in Louisiana

A museum in Kenner clears its archives for auction; Trinity Episcopal Church revives a 900 year old tradition; and architect Lake Douglas profiles his profession.

Super Bowl 2013
4:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

New Orleans Planning for 2013 Mardi Gras and Super Bowl

New Orleans officials are giving high marks for the city’s performance in this year’s Mardi Gras. Work is already starting on making sure next year’s carnival season goes well, even with a Super Bowl in the middle of the party.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Officials Examine Attendance Numbers For This Year's Mardi Gras

New Orleans officials will be crunching numbers to determine the success of the 2012 Mardi Gras. Some early indications are promising.

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Mardi Gras
4:05 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Rex Marks End of 2012 Major Krewe Parades

New Orleans is marking Fat Tuesday with traditional parades and parties in the French Quarter. Tourism officials are estimating a million people are attending the annual celebration.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

New Orleans Ready for Fat Tuesday

Hundreds of thousands of people are jamming the streets of New Orleans as Mardi Gras builds to Fat Tuesday celebrations. Rainy conditions haven’t stopped the party.

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