Feb 202017
 

A young rider in the the Krewe of Alla hands out a doubloon during a pause in the parade on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Alla closed out the first weekend of Uptown parading Sunday with a theme of “Through the Eyes of a Child.”

A rider in the Krewe of Alla taunts the crowd with a flag on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 202017
 

A rider in the the Krewe of King Arthur poses as the parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of King Arthur celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday by proclaiming themselves “Right Back Where We Started” and substituting their float titles with lines from the infinitely quotable film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

The Krewe of King Arthur floats substituted quotes from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” for float titles in their parade on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 202017
 

The Krewe of Carrollton “Crocodile Rock” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Carrollton performed a few dozen of its favorite songs as it paraded on the Uptown route on Sunday, Feb. 19.

A rider shows off the Krewe of Carrollton’s coveted shrimp-boot throws. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 202017
 

The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale drew from the world of games to kick off Sunday’s parades on the Uptown route.

A group of Baby Dolls marches with the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 192017
 

The “The Giant Panda” float rolls down St. Charles avenue during the Krewe of Pygmalion on Saturday night. Pygmalion rolled with the theme “Journey to the Jade Empire.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Sparta and the Krewe of Pygmalion rolled along the traditional Uptown route on Saturday night. Sparta rolled with the theme “A Knight at the Tony’s” while Pygmalion rolled with the theme “Journey to the Jade Empire.”

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Feb 192017
 

A rider on the M_at___e float laughs before throwing some cups into the audience. Pontchartrain paraded with the theme “What Cha want on your Po-Boy?” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw and Freret all rolled along the traditional Uptown route on Saturday afternoon. The weather was clear, making up for the rain that soaked Oshun and Cleopatra.

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Feb 172017
 

A rider dressed as a gingerbread man throws a football into the crowd on St. Andrew street during the St. Alphonsus school parade on Friday, February 17, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from several different elementary schools paraded through the River Garden housing development as part of the annual St. Alphonsus parade on Friday afternoon, February 17.

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Feb 152017
 

Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lusher Charter School governing board voted Wednesday night in favor of a structural change that will place it more directly in charge of federal funds for special education and other services, with less involvement from the Orleans Parish School Board. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

OPSB Surplus Auction-Carrollton Courthouse from Windfeel Properties on Vimeo.

The former Carrollton Courthouse — built in 1855 by one of the city’s premier architects, used as a school on-and-off since 1889, and a top priority for preservation by local historians — is set for public auction in March, with an open house for potential buyers next week. Continue reading »