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Friday, January 8, 2016

Second line Sunday: Lady Jetsetters annual parade

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LADY JETSETTERS SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB
  • LADY JETSETTERS SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB


LADY JETSETTERS ANNUAL SECOND LINE

JANUARY 10, 2016
Noon-4 p.m.

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Krewe du Vieux meets Krewe du Bernie? — and your chance to download this year's Le Monde de Merde

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 3:20 PM

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One side effect of a compressed Mardi Gras season seems to be everything happening at once — and that surely will be the case in the Faubourg Marigny Jan. 23, when the raunchy satirists of Krewe du Vieux roll through the streets just hours after a planned rally and march for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders starts in Washington Square Park. 

Organizer Lawrence Dunn says he's applied for the proper permits with the city, and neither he nor city officials saw any problem or conflict with Krewe du Vieux.

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Bruce Campbell, fan films, Captain America and more events at Comic Con

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Cult film star Bruce Campbell appears at the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans. - COURTESY WIZARD WORLD
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  • Cult film star Bruce Campbell appears at the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans.

The 2016 Wizard World Comic Con — the pop culture convention's sixth annual New Orleans pitstop — begins today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. There's a spread of celebrity guests, from Marvel movie superheroes to Doctor Who and The Walking Dead stars, and the showroom floor is full of trivial, niche pop cultural artifacts, from forgotten comic books and action figures to the latest in steampunk technology.

Then there are the panel discussions, film screenings and costume contests — a few of the highlights from each day are below. Find the full schedule here.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Y@ Speak: Carnival cruise

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Now that you're bloated and round from holiday glut, you can roll right into Carnival alongside the St. Charles streetcar, as children point and laugh and roll you around like a hoop pushed by a stick. You're the spirit of Mardi Gras. This week: welcoming 2016, released from the prison of the New Orleans Saints, and Trump does Mississippi.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Second line Sunday: The Perfect Gentlemen

Posted By on Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Perfect Gentlemen SAPC
  • Brandon Robert
  • Perfect Gentlemen SAPC


PERFECT GENTLEMEN SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB

25TH ANNUAL SECOND LINE PARADE

WITH SISTERS OF CHANGE, EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN & LADIES,

AND THE KING OF KINGS WITH THE JR. KING OF KINGS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016 12-4pm

featuring TBC Brass Band


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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Your New Orleans New Year's Eve music calendar

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Brass Bed performs at the annual Ma'am Records New Year's Eve showcase at Gasa Gasa. - ALLISON BOHL DEHART
  • ALLISON BOHL DeHART
  • Brass Bed performs at the annual Ma'am Records New Year's Eve showcase at Gasa Gasa.

New Year's Eve is among a handful of nights where millions of people become painfully determined to have fun and will stop at nothing to do so, whether that means investing countless hours in a group iMessage or performing a blood sacrifice. These people are amateurs. Gambit friends, you are good at planning. We made it easy for you. This week's issue has a whole lot of ideas. And below are a few more concerts to get you through New Year's Eve and the weekend. Be safe.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Second line Sunday: Lady and Men Rollers parade

Posted By on Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Lady Rollers parade
  • Michael Diebert
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THE LADY & MEN ROLLERS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE

NOON-4 P.M. SUNDAY, DEC. 27

"From the First Time We Hit the Streets Until Now"

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Second line Sunday: Big Nine annual parade

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Big Nine parade
  • Brandon Robert
  • Big Nine parade


BIG NINE SOCIAL AND PLEASURE CLUB 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE

NOON-4 P.M. SUNDAY, DEC. 20



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Blaine Kern Sr. named king of Krewedelusion

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Blaine Kern Sr. will rule over Krewedelusion's 2016 parade. - COURTESY WWL-TV
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  • Blaine Kern Sr. will rule over Krewedelusion's 2016 parade.

Krewedelusion announced Blaine Kern Sr., aka "Mr. Mardi Gras," founder of Kern family float-building business, will reign as Ruler of the krewe and parade.

Krewedelusion parades Jan. 23, 2016, rolling after Krewe du Vieux, but following a different route. The krewe returns to the Marigny and holds its Bedlam Ball at Cafe Istanbul. Tank and the Bangas perform at the ball.

The krewe mixes satire and absurdity in its themes, which are announced on the day of the parade.  

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Rally to welcome Syrian refugees in New Orleans is Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 12:45 PM

From a flier for a Dec. 19 march and rally to welcome Syrian refugees in Louisiana.
  • From a flier for a Dec. 19 march and rally to welcome Syrian refugees in Louisiana.
A rally and peaceful march to Jackson Square will welcome Syria's civil war refugees, an effort organizers say will urge city and state officials and members of the public to open their arms to refugees in Louisiana.

More than 500 people have clicked "attending" on the Facebook event for "A Winter Celebration: Welcoming Syrian Refugees to NOLA Rally" set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Organizers expect 1,000 people to attend the event, which also includes the city's faith leaders and other community organizations. The event, organized by Farah Alkhafaf and Lugine Gray, will also include speeches, singing, poetry readings, a brass band and hot chocolate. The rally begins at the city's Monument to the Immigrant in Woldenberg Park and continues with a march to Jackson Square.

A dozen refugees were resettled in Louisiana this year, according to the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. plans to resettle 10,000 refugees through 2016. Last month, Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of New Orleans announced they had recently assisted two families. The Syrian refugee crisis became a contentious talking point during the recent gubernatorial race, with U.S. Sen. David Vitter drumming up anti-refugee and anti-Muslim hysteria, and the Louisiana State Police confirming that support organizations had received threats. Gov. Bobby Jindal also issued an executive order in an attempt to block refugees, among millions of people fleeing a bloody civil war among Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, ISIS uprisings and rebel groups. More than half of refugees that entered the U.S. are children.

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