Category Archives: Mardi Gras News

Cruisin’ the Crescent – April 2012 – My New Orleans

Cruisin’ the Crescent – April 2012 My New Orleans I mean anyone from New Orleans knows that during Mardi Gras it’s like calories don’t exist. We gorge on King Cake, Popeyes, crawfish and anything else on offer, washing it down with milk punches and Abita! I don’t know about you, but by Ash Wednesday I…

Kerns aplenty at hearing this week over control of Mardi Gras float empire – NOLA.com

NOLA.com Kerns aplenty at hearing this week over control of Mardi Gras float empire NOLA.comAgreeing to the informality, the judge mentioned that his own name might compound such a mix-up. “We’ve got a couple of Kerns,” he said. “We’ve got Blaine Kern. We’ve got Barry Kern. And we’ve got Kern Reese. We need to identify…

April: Some last minute tips for the 10k Crescent City Classic – NOLA.com

Some last minute tips for the Crescent City Classic NOLA.com Both are well known, although Mardi Gras has been around a lot longer and has a slightly different reputation. The CCC was a dream of Mac DeVaughn who created a 10k race in New Orleansin 1979 to rival the famous Atlanta Peachtree 10k.

Theresa Andersson bringing out new music “Street Parade” April 2012

al.com Theresa Andersson releases “Street Parade” al.com for a very long time, and I came back to New Orleans just in time for Mardi Gras,” she said. “Not really being sure what my next move was going to be.” A video of her performing the song “Na Na Na” [see below] became something a viral…

Dr. John brings back some of the old voodoo with the help of The Black Keys singer – Columbia Daily Tribune

MTV.com Dr. John brings back some of the old voodoo to Brooklyn Columbia Daily Tribune By JOHN DEFORE The Washington Post For more than four decades, Dr. John has served as ambassador of New Orleans music, introducing outsiders to Basin Street blues, second-line rhythms and Mardi Gras anthems. His two-dozen-plus albums often resemble a musical…

The many layers of New Orleans – Reesenews

Reesenews The many layers of New Orleans Reesenews, a digital news publication powered by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Mardi Gras is often the first thing that pops into many people heads at the mention of New Orleans. But, the city offers a lot…

French Quarter Music Festival – April: – The Independent

New Orleans: Where every building tells a story The Independent New Orleans is famed for its Mardi Gras but Bourbon Street is pretty wild most nights of the year in a bead-flinging, butt-wiggling “Show us what ya got!” kind of way. It’s pretty wild during the day too, with live jazz and mass alcohol consumption…

April is Festival Month – My New Orleans

FêtEs for all My New Orleans Living in South Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, means that we have festivals and other such celebrations year-round. Mardi Gras leads into St. Patrick’s Day, and so on, and so on. But the month that seems to be the height of festival madness is April, which includes the…

‘Treme’s’ My Darlin’ New Orleans party to benefit local music and culture causes – NOLA.com

NOLA.com ‘Treme’s’ My Darlin’ New Orleans party to benefit local music and culture causes NOLA.com The two seasons of the series to air so far have exposed a weekly average of about 2 million viewers to corners of New Orleans culture – second-line organizations, Mardi Gras Indians, Davis Rogan — that have never before seen…

Galactic turns 18 and drops its first Mardi Gras album, plays the Crystal Ballroom – Oregon Music News

Oregon Music News Galactic turns 18 and drops its first Mardi Gras album, plays the Crystal Ballroom Oregon Music Newsby Timothy Deal It doesn’t seem that long ago when I first heard the name Galactic mentioned during a set break at Tiptina’s. We were siting on the grassy neutral ground watching a scene spill out onto…

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