'tit rex

All Things New Orleans
11:56 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Ira Glass Speaks; Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes Celebrates

Ira Glass speaks about his life in radio and his upcoming visit to New Orleans; a tiny krewe creates controversy during the Carnival season; and the North Side Skull & Bone Gang wakes up New Orleans on Mardi Gras day.

Arts & Culture
9:40 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Minature krewe's parade spurs controversy with Rex

Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you’re not.  The four year old krewe, ‘tit Rex (pronounced: T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it’s French translation – little king – and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex.

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