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Mar 032017
 

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Jimmy Anselmo, the outspoken founder of Jimmy’s Music Club, is hosting a “Rock Against Racism” fundraiser for the Southern Poverty Law Center with a diverse lineup of New Orleans musicians Sunday at his venue, The Willow. Continue reading »

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Mar 022017
 

City Councilwoman Susan Guidry rides down St. Charles Avenue in the Krewe of King Arthur parade in 2012. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

After serving two terms representing Uptown, Mid-City and Lakeview on the New Orleans City Council, Susan Guidry said Thursday morning that she plans to retire next year instead of seeking another office in the fall elections.

Guidry is term limited, and had been considering a run for one of the council’s two at-large seats. Instead, she said she will serve out the remainder of her term that ends in May 2018, without running for any office in the Oct. 14 election. Continue reading »

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Mar 012017
 

The Krewe of Rex “Lupercalia” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Under gorgeous springtime skies on Fat Tuesday, the Krewe of Rex hosted a parade celebrating the very idea of celebration with the theme of “Carnival Fetes and Feasts,” showering Mardi Gras revelers with ample throws customized for each float.

The Krewe of Rex rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012017
 

The Krewe of Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu rolled early Tuesday morning on the Uptown route, sharing broad smiles, glittering coconuts, and a message to “Stop the Violence.”

The Krewe of Zulu “Soulful Warriors” roll on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 272017
 

The Krewe of Proteus “Abduction of Freia” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Proteus presented their rendition of Wagner’s opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen” as they rolled on the Uptown route on Monday.

The Krewe of Proteus rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)


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Feb 262017
 

The Krewe of Tucks “Silent But Deadly” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks made subtext into text Saturday afternoon when it elevated the bathroom humor that traditionally runs through its floats into the theme of its “Tucks Happen” parade.

The King of Tucks greets his subjects on Napoleon Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 252017
 

The Krewe of Iris rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Iris celebrated their 100th anniversary Saturday on the Uptown parade route surrounded by thousands of well-wishers bearing birthday love.

Parade-goers body paint spells out “I (heart) IRIS” as the Krewe of Iris rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 252017
 

Police and paramedics consult with each other inside a crime scene around a row of portable toilets at St. Charles and Napoleon avenues after a man was shot nearby while the Krewe of Tucks rolled Saturday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A parade-goer was hit in the side by gunfire that appears to have discharged from inside a portable toilet at Napoleon and St. Charles Avenue on Saturday while the Krewe of Tucks rolled by, New Orleans police said.

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Feb 252017
 

The Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus closed out Friday’s parades on the Uptown route with floats themed around major casinos.

The Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 252017
 

Le Krewe d’Etat rechristened President Donald Trump as the “800-pound orangutan” on Napoleon Avenue on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

While the political developments of the past year came as a shock to some Americans, Le Krewe d’Etat clearly welcomed the upheaval — at least as an opportunity to skewer both the famous and the infamous in this year’s “Zoo D’Etat.”

Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 252017
 

The Krewe of Hermes “Paradise Lost” float — from the 2013 parade based on Baroque theatre — rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Hermes revisited themes of recent years on Friday evening as it kicked off the weekend’s parading on the Uptown route with “A Hermes Miscellany.”

The Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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