On her birthday, Patricia Clarkson was named the Krewe of Muses' first "Every-Muse," or first official celebrity guest. She will ride in the krewe's signature shoe float in the parade on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. City Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson toasted her youngest daughter at the announcement at the Windsor Court Hotel, saying "What's greater than walking a red carpet is that you're home."
The 2012 event will be the all-female satirical krewe's 12th parade.
In other Carnival news, the Riverwalk Marketplace announced the entertainment lineup for the annual Lundi Gras (Monday, Feb. 20) arrival of Rex at Spanish Plaza. Rex arrives at 6 p.m. and the bands include John "Papa" Gros and the Krewe du Karnival, Shamarr Allen and the Topcats.