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Marching Order: The Two Most Important Carnivals

  In the early days of 2006, many of the global media had opened temporary...

Lundi Gras at 35

  There are some old traditions in Carnival. There are also some traditions thought to...

Black Mardi Gras Culture

  There was plenty to worry about in the days after Hurricane Katrina’s wrath, survival...

Rex at 150: Marching Order – Mardi Gras and the Military

We are lucky that we enter this Carnival season with the nation in relative...

Rex at 150

Carnival has many rituals, but only one that makes the sky explode. That happens...

Stirred in New Orleans: The Cocktail for Carnival Insiders

A very gracious lady seated next to the ice chest in the back of...

Carnival Time: When The Green Room Was Smokin’

  When I first met Al Johnson many years ago he pulled up in a...

Taking The Booster: Safe At Third

  This was supposed to be the week for getting my booster shot. It wound...

Heralding on the Evening of Twelfth Night

  True New Orleanians never have to worry about post-Christmas letdown. That's because, to most...

Local Christmas Songs That Scored

Just for fun, here are two locally themed Christmas season songs that happened to...

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