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Monday, February 20, 2017

Krewes of Sparta and Pygmalion paraded Saturday night in Uptown

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 9:39 AM

click to enlarge The Landry-Walker High School band marches in the Krewe of Pygmalion parade. - ZACH BRIEN/UPTOWN MESSENGER
  • ZACH BRIEN/UPTOWN MESSENGER
  • The Landry-Walker High School band marches in the Krewe of Pygmalion parade.

The krewes of Sparta and Pygmalion paraded in Uptown Saturday night.

The Knights of Sparta's theme celebrated Cirque du Soleil. Some of the Knights’ floats illustrated acts from the Cirque du Soleil, including “Mystere (Hope you have a VeNice night)” and “Kooza (Who are those masked men),” with 3-D sculptures at the front of the floats.

click to enlarge The Pygmalion parade featured a panda float. - ZACH BRIEN/UPTOWN MESSENGER
  • ZACH BRIEN/UPTOWN MESSENGER
  • The Pygmalion parade featured a panda float.

Pygmalion rolled with the theme “A Journey to the Jade Empire.” Each float represented some element Chinese culture. There was a giant panda, “The Budda Belly” and the “Peking Opera.” “The Giant Panda” float featured a sculpture of a panda seated among bamboo stalks, The Chinese zodiac's “Year of the Rooster” float featured a massive rooster. Marching bands from Landry Walker High School and McDonough 35 High School performed.

click to enlarge Bruce William Clement served as king of the Knights of Sparta. - ZACH BRIEN/UPTOWN MESSENGER
  • ZACH BRIEN/UPTOWN MESSENGER
  • Bruce William Clement served as king of the Knights of Sparta.


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