A woman was shot to death late Wednesday morning inside a home on Olive Street in Gert Town, New Orleans police said.
On Sunday, March 19, Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs converged on A.L. Davis Park to celebrate Super Sunday. Indian gangs from all over the city met in central city to parade and show off suits
The 2017 Buku Music + Art Project came to a close on Saturday, March 11. The annual two-day festival, which takes place at Mardi Gras World on the banks of the Mississippi River, featured local, national, and international acts both large and small.
The festival hosted primarily electronic dance music (EDM) and hip-hop artists, but carved out a set for New Orleans-based rock duo Caddywhompus. According to guitarist Chris Rehm, they like sticking out amongst the other acts in a festival line-up.
“We like to have variety, different people coming out for different things. We’re all about doing new stuff and showing people new things, progressing musically,” Rehm said. “So the less you know, the better. The less familiar you are, the better.”
Saturday, March 11 marked the end of the 2017 Buku Music + Art Project. The day featured performances by musical artists and groups like Run The Jewels, 21 Savage, Deadmau5, and others.
On Saturday the Irish Channel Parade rolled Uptown. The parade changed routes, and times, at the last minute for fear of rainy weather.
The 2017 Buku Music + Art Project held its first day of performances on Friday, March 10 at Mardi Gras World. The day’s performances included rappers Lil Dicky, Lil Yachty and Travi$ Scott, and EDM artists like Zed’s Dead and TroyBoi. New Orleans rapper Juvenile made a surprise appearance after scheduled performer Young Thug was not able to make it to the festival at the last minute.
On Mardi Gras morning, Mardi Gras Indians from Uptown met at the Sportsman’s Corner Bar in Central City. The Indian tradition is long-standing one in New Orleans’ black community and is a staple in the Mardi Gras celebration. Each year, the tribes sew their own elaborate suits by hand all year and debut them on Mardi Gras Day.
The Krewe of Orpheus rolled with the theme “On the Waves of a Dream,” exploring different interpretations of the topic. The float touched on fairy tales, dream catchers, amongst other things.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Krewe of Bacchus paid homage to the New Orleans Saints, who celebrated their 50th anniversary this season. Each float highlighted different aspects of the life of the franchise so far. They had a float honoring the team’s first play, which was a kickoff returned for a touchdown by then-rookie wide receiver John Gilliam. They had a float for their 2009 Super Bowl victory, which was headed by a sculpture of quarterback Drew Brees hoisting his infant son. Bacchus also took the opportunity for a pot-shot at the rival Atlanta falcons, who blew a significant lead in this year’s Super Bowl.
Thoth rolled with the theme “Thoth’s Cookin’,” during their parade on Sunday, Feb. 26. Each float represented a different kind of food or food preparation.
Krewe of Okeanos rolled with the theme “Okeanos Salutes American Icons,” with floats honoring people like Louis Armstrong, George Washington Carver, Dolly Parton and Abraham Lincoln.
The Krewe of Mid City rolled with the theme “In Vino Veritas” which translates to “In Wine, Truth.” Mid Celebrated its 83rd year rolling as a parade, making it the fifth-oldest continuously rolling Mardi Gras parade.
On Thursday, Feb. 32, Knights of Chaos, Knights of Babylon and Muses ran on the traditional Uptown route.
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.”
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.