Three guns were seized Friday night along the parade route during the Oshun and Cleopatra parades at locations that were trouble spots for gunplay last year as well, according to police.
Under absolutely perfect weather, two regal parades kicked off the first major weekend of parading in New Orleans on Friday night. The Krewe of Oshun celebrated children as it held its place as the first parade of the weekend, and the Krewe of Cleopatra made their debut on the Uptown route on the fortieth anniversary of their parade.
A parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. passed up the Central City boulevard named in his memory on Monday, with community and school groups from around New Orleans marching in support of his legacy.
A number of bus routes will be detoured and streetcar service will be disrupted over the next few weeks amid two weekends of Mardi Gras parades and the Super Bowl, RTA officials announced.
For music lovers around the world, New Orleanians at home and abroad, and all others that can’t seem to eat enough Crawfish Monica any other time of year, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, will not only mark the release of this year’s JazzFest line-up but also an official beginning to the countdown when the hallowed names that unfurl before your very ears get cubed and slotted into what day and time in just a few short weeks. For me, I always find it kind of fun to predict, wonder, and generally kvetch over the money headliners that bring in the almighty dollar usually and unfortunately overshadowing the amazing city, state, and otherwise regional talent our slice of heaven has on tap. So without further ado, to follow are my guesses of possible headlining acts that could very well perform. And to be perfectly clear I have no affiliation with JazzFest nor am I privvy to any insider info. These are just my ramblings, though who knows, they could actually pan out. Why not?
Update: The Lady Jetsetters parade on Sunday was canceled.
The Lady Jetsetters, the Secondline Jammers and the Stooges Brass Band will start their annual second line at noon Sunday at Foxx II Bar, 3801 Washington, and make several stops through Central City, according to Big Red Cotton’s post for Gambit.
The “My Lil’ Darlin’” all-star revue at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tipitina’s will feature performances by Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show, Little Freddie King, Guitar Lightin’ Lee, Robert Parker, The Pfister Sisters and Clarence “Frogman” Henry, with special appearances by, and a tribute to, Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, according to a post at “Treme” creator David Simon’s website. It will also include appearances by the cast and crew of the show, with ticket sales supporting the Roots of Music education program in New Orleans.
Tickets are available at the Tipitina’s website.
With champagne, confetti and an array of audacious costumes, the Phunny Phorty Phellows made their annual St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride Sunday evening to herald the start of the 2013 Carnival season.
Two second-line parades will roll through Central City this weekend, the Women of Class today (Saturday, Jan. 5) and the Perfect Gentlemen on Sunday, according to Gambit’s Big Red Cotton.
The Freret Market will feature 90 local vendors selling food, produce, art, jewelry and gifts on Saturday (Jan. 5).
The anarchist approach to spirituality, Tolstoy, poster design, prison policy, hurricane response and numerous other topics will be discussed at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center on O.C. Haley Boulevard this weekend as the North American Anarchist Studies Network holds its fourth annual conference in New Orleans.
The Lady and Men Rollers will hold their 17th annual second line at noon on Sunday, leaving from Le Roux at Louisiana and Carondelet, heading down to Magazine Street, then parading up through Touro neighborhood into Central City and finishing back at Le Roux, according to the route sheet published by Red Cotton at Gambit.