Mardi Gras 2013

Outdoors
8:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Couple to Reign Over Franklinton Krewe

David Michael Stewart and Dwan Williams will reign over the parade of the Krewe of Pepe on Feb. 10 in Franklinton.

The couple lives in the Mount Hermon community in Washington Parish.

The krewe's annual ball is set for Jan 19, president Jackie Tate tells The Daily News.

The parade of 12-15 floats in February will ride under the theme of "Forward Together."

Mardi Gras 2013
11:00 am
Sun January 6, 2013

Carnival Season Kicks Off Along the Gulf Coast

Christmas wreaths and holiday parties are giving way to king cakes and street parades as the Carnival season kicks off this weekend along the Gulf Coast.

In New Orleans, the noisy and colorful streetcar ride of the Phunny Phorty Phellows troupe will mark the first street appearance of the Carnival season. The costumed revelers will board a St. Charles Avenue streetcar on Sunday. That day is Twelfth Night, the traditional start of the Carnival season. For many Christians, it also marks the end of the Christmas season.

Inside the Arts
3:01 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc Walks Twelfth Night

2013 Royal Court of the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc. From right to left: Gretchen Neuenhaus (Joan), Rene Bajeux (King Charles VII) and Betsie Gambel (Queen Yolande of Aragon).
Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc

The fifth annual Joan of Arc Parade walks through the French Quarter on Sunday, celebrating  the 601st birthday of the unofficial patron saint of New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this Medieval Krewe.

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Mardi Gras 2013
1:27 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Krewe De Jeanne d'Arc 2013 Royal Court

Gretchen Neuenhaus, René Bajeux and Betsie Gambel.
Krewe De Jeanne d'Arc

The Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc announced their 2013 royal court yesterday at the French Market.

Gretchen Neuenhaus, a junior at Mount Carmel Academy, will portray Maid of Honor Joan of Arc, René Bajeux will portray King Charles VII and Betsie Gambel, president of Gambel Communications, will serve as Queen Yolande of Aragon. Gambel is the krewe's first queen.

The krewe parades each year on Jan. 6, which is Joan of Arc's birthday as well as the Feast of the Epiphany, the official start of the Carnival season.

Mardi Gras 2013
5:05 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Slidell Krewe Cancels 2013 Parade

The Krewe of Claude has canceled its ball and parade for the 2013 Carnival season, citing a shortage of members.

Krewe officials tell The Times-Picayune the Slidell organization was down to 12 members.

Organization president Mary Ann Hicks blamed bad economic times, and said the krewe will focus on rebounding for the 2014 Carnival season.

12:55 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Krewe of Freret continues push to be added to 2013 parade schedule

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Organizers of the new Krewe of Freret are pushing ahead with plans to roll their first parade during the coming Carnival season, remaining optimistic even though a recently-approved 2013 parade calendar does not yet include them.
Article by Craig Giesecke, for UptownMessenger.com Organizers of the new Krewe of Freret are pushing ahead with plans to roll their first parade during the coming Carnival season, remaining optimistic even though a recently-approved 2013 parade calendar does not yet include them.
Carnival 2013
12:31 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Jefferson gets new parade on Lundi Gras

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.

The Times-Picayune reports little information is being shared about the Krewe of Hera.

But Brian Landry, spokesman for the krewe, said it will have "cool elements that Metairie hasn't seen before."

Hera is the first group to join the Jefferson Parish parade lineup since Hurricane Katrina and one of only two female krewes parading in East Jefferson. The other is the Krewe of Isis.

Carnival 2013
9:58 am
Fri September 7, 2012

With Super Bowl coming, parades moved up a weekend

The first big parade weekend of the 2013 Carnival season is being moved up a weekend to avoid parades rolling during the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl is scheduled to be played on Feb. 3 in New Orleans — right when the Carnival season starts getting into high gear.

The Times-Picayune reports that the City Council unanimously approved the change Thursday.

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