Mardi Gras

The Krewe of Orpheus rolls in uptown New Orleans, led by celebrity monarch Quentin Tarantino reigning over the superkrewe's 32-float parade on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 3, 2014. The float theme for 2014 is "Orpheus: The Enchanted World."  Signature floats include the Trojan Horse, the Dolly Trolley and the Leviathan; flambeaux also will be featured. Throws include beads, cups and oversized doubloons. Parade ends at the Convention Center, where the Orpheuscapade commenced. (AP Photo/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune, David Grunfeld)

Cold, gray day doesn’t stop Mardi Gras revelers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cold, gray day greeted revelers gathering Tuesday along parade routes as the Carnival season in New Orleans headed to a crest with the unabashed celebration of Mardi Gras. The first […]

03/04/2014

Mummers dance ahead of the annual New Year's Day parade, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mummers strut stuff at Philly New Year’s parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outrageously costumed and painted comic brigades and string bands have marched in Philadelphia in a Mardi Gras-like New Year’s Day parade believed to be the nation’s oldest folk festival. Thousands of people […]

01/01/2014

Legendary musician Fats Domino is named  "Honorary Grand Marshall" of the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded Carnival club that traditionally parades the night before Mardi Gras. Friday December 20, 2013. (AP Photo)

Fats Domino named ‘honorary grand marshal’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The music of rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame performer Fats Domino will “float” through the streets of New Orleans this Carnival season. Domino has been named honorary grand marshal of […]

12/20/2013

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Largest-ever Mardi Gras float has a little hiccup

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – In a city known for overindulgence, maybe the largest-ever Mardi Gras float was a little too much.

02/09/2013

Mardi Gras King Cake

Big parade weekend kicks off in Nola

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city’s glitziest, most star-studded parades of the Carnival season will roll this weekend, including one with a float being touted as the biggest in New Orleans’ history.

02/07/2013

Crowd on Bourbon Street, New Orleans

New Orleans’ challenge: policing 2 huge parties

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The big game poses a challenge for the New Orleans police force. It coincides with the often raucous buildup to the Feb. 12 Mardi Gras celebration.

01/30/2013

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