Saturday, February 18, 2017

Oshun and Cleopatra parades roll in Uptown

Posted By on Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 1:52 AM

The Krewe of Cleopatra rolls in Uptown.
  • The Krewe of Cleopatra rolls in Uptown.
The Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra paraded Friday night in Uptown on a rainy kickoff to Carnival. Both Metairie krewes scheduled to parade Friday were postponed.

Both parades moved their start times up by 30 minutes. The bands of St Mary's Academy, Martin Luther King Jr. Charter High School, Langston Hughes Academy and Cohen High School all were able to get on the route and play a song before it started to rain on the Oshun parade. Many groups donned plastic ponchos as the rain became heavier, and at least one band decided not to continue with the parade,

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Carnival survival tips from the minds of the Gambit newsroom

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM

This isn't any of us ... I don't think. - SCOTT MYERS
  • This isn't any of us ... I don't think.

Like kissing and peeling crawfish, Carnival gets easier — and more enjoyable —  with practice. Fortunately, the Gambit World HQ newsroom has several decades of combined Carnival experience to help us survive the glittery slog from Twelfth Night to midnight on Mardi Gras.

Below, we share our tips for making it through New Orleans' most gruelingly festive (and therefore best) season.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Y@ Speak: Krewe du Chad

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion roll downtown and Krewe of Chad rolls out a welcome mat for itself in Mid-City. Meanwhile: Captain America takes a dump on David Duke and "military training exercises" start on time.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Second line Sunday: CTC Steppers parade

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 1:45 PM

CTC Steppers

The Original C.T.C. Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club

Noon-4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2017


C.T.C 'Queen Nikita'

Big 9 2016 King Charlie Tenner’

Mz. Big Shot ‘HoneyBee'

C.T.C. Diva Ariana Hall ‘Red #9’

R.I.P. Greg ‘Geezy’ Kagler

(route details below!)

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Stories you may have missed this week: Immigration, Carnival prep and James Baldwin

Posted By on Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM


"WE'RE CALLED TO SERVE THE VULNERABLE": New Orleans refugee agencies respond to President Donald Trump's immigration order.

FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS: Louisiana documentaries at Jazz & Heritage Center today; the Louisiana Youth Justice Coalition hosts a screening of 2017 documentary They Call Us Monsters at Zeitgeist tomorrow.

NOT-SO-NEUTRAL GROUND: People already are saving their spaces for Endymion.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Second line Sunday: Treme Sidewalk Steppers Parade

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Treme Sidewalk Steppers
  • Conrad 'Sam the Picture Man' Wyre
  • Treme Sidewalk Steppers


11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

"Coming to Treme"

(Route details below)

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Second line Sunday: The Chosen Few and The Winning Team Parades

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Chosen Few 2012 Second Line


The Chosen Few Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

Sunday 12-30-3:30pm


The Winning Team Second Line

Sunday 12-4pm

(Routes for both parades below)

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Second line Sunday: Ladies of Unity parade featuring The Hot 8 Brass Band

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Ladies of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club
  • Ray Laskowitz
  • Ladies of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club


Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Special guests: Sophisticated Ladies Of Class

Featuring the Hot 8 Brass Band

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

'Jazz funeral for Lady Liberty' leads morning protest Jan. 20

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 2:35 PM

The Mahogany Brass Band. - COURTESY LJ GOLDSTEIN
  • The Mahogany Brass Band.

A weekend of protests and demonstrations begins Friday morning in New Orleans to mark what Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne called "the most ominous Inauguration Day in modern history." In keeping with that grave assessment, tomorrow's first protest — organized by activist group The Next Right Thing — will be headed up by a "jazz funeral for Lady Liberty," which features an effigy of Lady Liberty resting in a coffin. The Mahogany Brass Band will play traditional dirge and funereal songs.

The "funeral" will convene with other marchers outside Louis Armstrong Park at 10 a.m. to depart at 11 a.m. on the route that journeys from Rampart Street to Canal Street and then back down Peters Street toward the Moonwalk. There, Lady Liberty's coffin will be symbolically doused in the Mississippi River. One of the "funeral's" organizers, Randy Fertel, said the event was partially inspired by the Society of St. Anne's traditional Mardi Gras morning pilgrimage to the Mississippi. (LJ Goldstein and Conrad Martin also contributed to the organizing.)

Onlookers are encouraged to join the procession.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Second Lines all weekend: Saturday Danny Barker Parade and Sunday with The Undefeated Divas

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Danny Barker with the Onward Brass Band
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  • Danny Barker with the Onward Brass Band

Noon SATURDAY: Danny Barker Parade and Festival

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY: Undefeated Divas Annual Second Line parade

(info for both events below)

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