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February 2014

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In This Issue

A Home Fit for a King

Kevin Kelly’s mansion is made for Mardi Gras.

Fleur de List

Our picks for Carnival's top 25 parades.

The New Orleans Guide to the Academy Awards

Locals have a lot to cheer for on Oscar night.

22 Things To Do in New Orleans in February

Our top picks of the month's events

Cook Me Something, Mister!

Tasty recipes for the Carnival season

Krewes News

How Carnival has changed

Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Interview with John Barry

The 2014 Krewe du Vieux king goes “Where the Vile Things Are.”

The Wild West at the Time of Rex

Carnival’s formative years and the most dramatic period of the American West paralleled each other.

Meet King Zulu 2014

An Interview with Garren Mims Sr.

3 New Restaurants to Try

Enjoy some February fare at these new places.

String Fever

Meet guitar maker Vincent Guidroz.

Road Improvements Ahead

Good news for those who hate potholes.

Al Winters

The Man Behind “Shattered Shield” – Part Two of Two

Pell Grant Abusers

Education’s biggest cheaters

When Bacchus Got Slumdogged

Carnival of the Non-Pirate




Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Rock of Ages

A mash-up of gems, stones and diamonds create an ideal music medley

What the Patients Say

A Guide to Area Hospitals

Read & Spin

New books and music with New Orleans flair

Trying Out the Remedy Room

Hungover? Just had a cold? Here's a place to rejuvenate.

Collectors Never 'Cease to Love'

Serious souvenir hunters can dress their own stage and celebrate Mardi Gras every day of the year.


RTA Increases Services

Rebuilding the Season

Discoveries from a dusty box

Youth Study Center Opens

Show Your Wits

Food and Fun

It is game time at these two bars.

Baby Dolls and Skeletons

The Enchanted Season

Cruise Control

Industry navigates past choppy waters