Mardi Gras 2017: week two

Rex Duke™'s guide to the final week of parades
Gambit's Carnival expert Rex Duke™ previews the final weekend of parades Mardi Gras is A true sharing economy, as krewes, high school marching bands and...


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The Trombone Shorty Foundation,founded by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, has matched every donation up to $50,000 to the Greater New Orleans Foundation's (GNOF) Helping...

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Mardi Gras 2017: week two: Wednesday, Feb. 22

Druids6:15 p.m.UptownTheme: announced day of paradeFloats: 19Archdruid: secretThrows: Druid wands and hats, cups, doubloons and medallion beadsThe Mystic Krewe of Druids' themes typically feature the...


Mardi Gras 2017: week two: Thursday, Feb. 23

Babylon5:30 p.m.UptownTheme: announced day of paradeFloats: 24Sargon: secretQueen: announced day of paradeThrows: theme T-shirts, headbands, doubloons and lighted krewe crests, streetcars and medallionsThe krewe doesn't announce...


Mardi Gras 2017: week two: Friday, Feb. 24

Hermes6 p.m.UptownTheme: announced day of paradeFloats: 30King: secretQueen: announced at krewe ballThrows: plush spears, pillows, cups, doubloons and beadsThe krewe often chooses a theme from...


Mardi Gras 2017: week two: Sat., Feb. 25

N.O.M.T.O.C. 10:45 a.m.West BankTheme: N.O.M.T.O.C. Salutes Icons of the SeventiesFloats: 29King: Wilfred Dennis Jr.Queen: Jada Cymone WashingtonThrows: Jug Man, lighted Jug Man and krewe crest...


Mardi Gras 2017: week two: Sun., Feb. 26

Okeanos 11 a.m.UptownTheme: Okeanos Salutes American IconsFloats: 21King: Michael Charles BiermanQueen: Caroline Ann LundgrenThrows: Crawfish trays, krewe logo sand pails and cups, doubloons in eight colorsThe...


Mardi Gras 2017: week two: Mon., Feb. 27

Proteus 5:15 p.m.UptownTheme: Der Ring des NibelungenFloats: 20King: secretQueen: announced day of parade Throws: seahorse medallion beads, plush fish and seahorses, doubloons, cups, bracelets and lighted tridents, flambeaux...


Mardi Gras 2017: week two: Tuesday, Feb. 28

Zulu 8 a.m.UptownTheme: Stop the ViolenceFloats: 30King: Adonis C. ExposeQueen: Donna M. GlapionThrows: decorated coconuts and medallion beadsIn response to the deaths of children of...


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If domestic abuse isn't a bipartisan issue, what is? Despite two domestic abuse arrests in the last 15 months — and two convictions on misdemeanor...


The count: New Orleans bus stops that are not ADA compliant

Nearly 94 percent of New Orleans bus stops fail to meet the needs of disabled riders, and the city has until 2031 to update them. On...

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Rex unveils its 2017 parade bulletin

A history of the Rex bulletin
In the mid-1870s, newspaper coverage of Carnival season began to augment descriptions of the pageants with small, black-and-white engravings of the float designs. The...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Feb. 21, 2017)

1. BIKE SHARE PILOT PROGRAM ROLLS OUTA citywide bike-sharing program will bring 700 bikes to 70 racks across parts of the city this fall. But...

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Rex Duke™'s Carnival bingo

Dog in a costume? Dancing cop? Dude cooking chicken?
The first big weekend of Mardi Gras parades starts Friday night, and Gambit's Rex Duke has something for you to do while waiting for the...


The count: the strength of a tornado that struck New Orleans East Feb. 7

Source: National Weather Service New Orleans. The strongest recorded tornado in New Orleans history touched down Feb. 7 in New Orleans East, demolishing homes and...

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Commentary: It's Carnival time!

Best advice? Don't break any laws at Mardi Gras
Every year, GAMBIT reviews Mardi Gras rules, laws and customs — for veteran Carnival-goers and newbies alike. This year, there's a big change that affects...


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Delware North donated $30,000 to the Jazz and Heritage Foundation to support its Heritage School of Music. The donation from the food service company,...

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I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Feb. 14, 2017)

1. TORNADO AID: HOW YOU CAN HELPA massive EF-3 tornado that touched down in New Orleans East Feb. 7 damaged hundreds of homes and properties...

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New Orleans tattoo artists lend a creative hand to breast cancer survivors

How tattoo artists help survivors reclaim what cancer has taken from them
When asked about his work inking 3-D tattoos, Vinnie Myers doesn't highlight the orange fish with two dozen scales that twists and writhes up the...


The count: 2017's estimated midyear state budget shortfall

$304 million
Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' office. The state Legislature is expected to go into special session this week to deal with the latest crisis...

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Garrett Bradley, a New Orleans filmmaker, won the Sundance Film Festival's jury award in the nonfiction shorts category for Alone, a 13-minute film about the...

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Commentary: A bludgeon of a policy

Trump made clear the hasty implementation of the immigration ban was a feature rather than a flaw
President Donald Trump's executive order imposing an immediate rewrite of U.S. immigration law produced expected results: chaos, protests and loud cheers from his base. Trump...


I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Feb. 7, 2017)

1. LOCAL REFUGEE AGENCIES REACT TO IMMIGRATION BANRefugee resettlement agencies — including one in New Orleans — and their clients face an uncertain future following...

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Winners announced at 2017 Tribute to the Classical Arts

The event recognized achievement in dance, opera and music
Dancer Lula Elzy accepted a lifetime achievement award and artists were recognized for 2016 performances in opera, dance and classical music at the Tribtue to...


Commentary: Just the facts

They may believe “alternative facts,” but it doesn’t make them true
"You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving — Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts." — Kellyanne Conway, adviser to President Donald...



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