Mardi Gras Video Series: History of Rex

With Carnival coming to a close, Errol Laborde, editor of New Orleans Magazine, presents a series of videos dealing with the history of The Greatest Free Show on Earth, its significance today and, of course, what to do and what to look for this year. His latest video can be seen here and covers the history of the King of Carnival, Rex. Errol is our resident Mardi Gras expert, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more informed source on the city’s favorite holiday. So grab your go-cup and get ready for a great Carnival!

Check out New Orleans Magazine‘s February issue for our Carnival content, including a list of parades, Errol’s list of what is "Quintessential Mardi Gras," historical Carnival photographs and a look at Mardi Gras marching bands.

Krewe: The Early New Orleans Carnival – Comus to Zulu by Errol Laborde is available at all area bookstores. Books can also be ordered via e-mail at gdkrewe@aol.com or (504) 895-2266.

WATCH INFORMED SOURCES, FRIDAYS AT 7 P.M., REPEATED AT 11:30 P.M. ON WYES-TV, CHANNEL 12.