Monday, March 23, 2015

Y@ Speak: beware the ides of March

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:15 PM

As the soothsaying hot dog thrower warned, March has turned to chaos: City Park's oak trees have been uprooted, Robert Durst continues to hang around New Orleans, crawfish invade coffins, and violence erupts at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. As a Journeys shoe store's poet laureate 311 once said, "From chaos comes clarity," with the arrival of beautiful St. Joseph's altars and the Mardi Gras Indians. All that and more in this week's Y@ Speak.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday: Revolution second line parade

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM



SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 1-5PM

Theme: "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"

Saluting Sugar Slim, the Gold Nugget Jumpers' & Founder Joseph "Joe Black" Baker

"The Most Anticipated Parade of the Year!"

(route below the jump!)

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Kiss Me, I'm Y@ Speak

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Now the healing can begin. We survived loss, St. Patrick's Day parades, Buku, and knowing that wealthy murderer Robert Durst was hanging out in New Orleans. Let's take a look in this week's Y@ Speak. Also: Mardi Gras Indians show just how pretty they are, a blanket of fog eats everything, and what color is a car really when it's on fire.

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Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus invades shoebox territory

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Ryan Ballard's mini-keg-equipped mini float featuring Star Wars characters and vehicles.
  • Ryan Ballard's mini-keg-equipped mini float featuring Star Wars characters and vehicles.

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus enjoyed a long and spirited procession in the Bywater and Marigny on Feb. 7, during the first weekend of New Orleans' official parade calendar. The alliance of sci-fi themed (Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc.) costuming krewes paraded hours after the arty shoebox float parade ’tit Rex

The Chewbacchanalians have announced the creation of their own shoebox float event: Shoeboxus. Scheduled for International Star Wars Day, May 4, the event will feature shoebox floats made by children and will benefit art programs for disadvantaged youth, says Chewbacchus cofounder Ryan Ballard.

The event is at 6 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Castillo Blanco (4321 St. Claude Ave.), the Krewe of Chewbacchus' den and home. There will be art on display from students at Martin Behrman Elementary. Anyone can build a float and participate in the parade. Admission is free. V

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunday: Indian Super Sunday AND Single Men SAPC second line

Posted By on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 10:43 AM

Indian Super Sunday AND the Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club's second lines are happening Uptown this Sunday. Injuns roll at 1 p.m., Single Men begin at 2 p.m.

(route details for both parades below)

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Sunday: Keep-N-It Real second line parade

Posted By on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 1-5PM

Theme: Turn Down for What???
President: Mr. Perry Franklin

(route details below)

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Super Sunday 2015 is March 15

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Mardi Gras Indians at Super Sunday in 2014. - ALEX WOODWARD
  • Mardi Gras Indians at Super Sunday in 2014.

The Mardi Gras Indian Council presents is annual procession of Mardi Gras Indians, Super Sunday, on March 15. A festival at A.L. Davis Park at Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street begins at 11 a.m., and a parade follows at 1 p.m.

Council Chief Howard Miller announced the Mardi Gras Indian tribes' route as the following: from A.L. Davis Park to Simon Bolivar Avenue, left on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, left on Claiborne Avenue, left on Washington Avenue, and ending back at A.L. Davis park.

There also are performances from Hot 8, Troop and Stooges brass bands, with DJ Jubilee, B.R.W., DJ Captain Charles, Joe Cool Davis and many others. Many food trucks and vendors also set up around the park and along the route. Read Blake Pontchartrain's  brief history of the Indians here.

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Sunday: VIP Ladies and Kids second line

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:06 PM


SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015 - 12:30-4:30PM

(route details below)

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Y@ Speak: goodbye to Mardi Gras 2015

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Here's one last look back at Mardi Gras 2015, from the costumes and parades to the big piles of garbage. Also: #RexComus, Interrobang and Gilliam the white whale, Mardi Gras Indians and Beyonce suffragettes.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Sunday: C.T.C. Steppers second line parade

Posted By on Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 4:58 PM



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015, 12 - 4 pm

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