Mardi Gras 2013

Mardi Gras 2013
11:05 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

NOPD Announces Adjustments To Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

After receiving information from the National Weather Service of expected inclement weather, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, parade krewe Captains and organizers have made the following adjustments to the parade schedule:     

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:49 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Let’s Roll for “Dutch” Morial

Dr. Andre Perry.

Did you remember we’re in Black History Month? Whether you’re hobnobbing at a ball, chaired along a parade route, or drinking it up in the Quarter, raise at least one glass to New Orleans history makers. The onslaught of beads, high heal shoes and pink wigs can easily have you forget about Black History Month, but Carnival should always remind us of the tremendous contributions of Ernest “Dutch” Morial.

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Inside the Arts
12:15 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Harry Connick, Jr. Celebrates with Carnival Release

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Harry Connick, Jr.  The award winning singer, pianist, composer, actor and native son celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus — which he co-founded in 1993 — with a new CD, Smokey Mary.

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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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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Friends & Family at the Core of St. Cecilia Society

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New Orleanians have an endless number of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras. Whether it's riding in a Super Krewe, marching in a street parade, or costuming in the Quarter, everyone seems to find their own way of bringing this unique holiday to life. And even with the million dollar floats and thousands of masked riders, there's still a way for small groups to do their own their own thing.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Mardi Gras Costume Anxiety; Carnival Masks; Jazz Guitarist Steve Masakowski

This week on Inside the Arts, celebrations continue post Super Bowl 47 as New Orleanians set their sights on Mardi Gras!

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Mardi Gras 2013
6:32 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Grand Isle Parade Set for Feb. 10

The Grand Isle Independent Mardi Gras Parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Feb. 10.

The parade will begin at Cisco's Cantina at Blackberry Lane and Louisiana Highway 1. The group will travel down Louisiana 1 and disband along Cedar Lane.

Any float, boat, truck, wagon or car is allowed in the parade, The Courier reports.

12:34 am
Mon February 4, 2013

A Newcomer Overcomes Costume Anxiety

Writer Brett Will Taylor.

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There are three sounds you hear in New Orleans this morning.

You hear heads pounding as Super Bowl fans stumble their way back to the airport. Followed by voices cheering as residents bid a most joyous farewell to said fans.

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4:29 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Dining Out when the Super Bowl Runneth Over

Mexican chicken soup and pupusas at Celina's Restaurant in Kenner, one of countless offbeat finds away from the Super Bowl hoopla.
Ian McNulty

With some creativity and finely-honed Mardi Gras survival skills, the New Orleans dining obsession need not take a knee just because the NFL’s big show is in town.

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Super Bowl XLVII
2:16 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

New Orleans' Challenge: Policing Two Huge Parties

It's an unprecedented security challenge for New Orleans: The increasingly raucous buildup to Mardi Gras gets suspended for a week as 150,000 visitors pack the city for the Super Bowl.

The two events bring all the usual worries, from petty crime and public drunkenness to random gunfire and — in the case of the big game — heightened vigilance for terrorism.

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