Mar 142019
 

Kathleen Fitzgerald marches on Magazine Street with the Irish Famine Orphan Society in the 2018 Irish Channel parade.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

It seems like the Carnival parades just passed by, and it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Channel Parade. On Saturday, March 16, cabbages, kisses and green bling will be flying along the parade route.

Riders on the “Jennifer and Christy’s Rebelettes Celebrating Holly Arnold” float roll down Magazine Street in 2018. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 142019
 

Galactic drummer Stanton Moore performs on the Acura Stage in 2017. Galactic, Diana Ross and the Dave Matthews Band are among the headliners the millage vote will compete with for voters’ attention. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The special election that includes the proposal to reallocate the funding for the city’s parks and recreation facilities will take place May 4 — on the second weekend of Jazz Fest, Claire Byun reports in Mid-City Messenger, a day that many locals plan to spend listening to Galactic or Aaron Neville, not heading into the voting booth for a single issue. Continue reading »

Mar 132019
 

Ernie Grillot holds a green beer in front of Tracey’s on St. Patrick’s Day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Partying in the streets, a New Orleans specialty, will be full force this week in celebration of St. Partrick’s Day. There are multiple opportunities in the Irish Channel to celebrate your Irish roots, or someone else’s Irish roots, or just the fact that there is an Ireland. Continue reading »

Mar 112019
 

(courtesy of Footprints to Fitness)

Zeus’ Rescues is partnering with Footprints to Fitness and the Renaissance Art Hotel to offer an evening of poses and puppies — with a purpose. Participants have a chance to relax, tone their muscles and help stray dogs find a home, all at the same time.

“Pups & Poses: Yoga & Pilates & Puppies” benefits Zeus’ Rescues, a privately funded pet-rescue shelter on Napoleon Avenue that finds homes for animals that end up in local high-kill shelters. Its goal, according to its website, is to “eradicate pet homelessness and euthanasia within the New Orleans metro area.”

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Mar 112019
 

Monday, March 11

Ken Wells discusses “Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou”
6 p.m.

Bayou Black native and former Wall Street Journal reporter Ken Wells looks at the history and influence of gumbo, the role it plays in Cajun culture and life on the bayou, and it has become one of the world’s most beloved dishes.

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Mar 052019
 

Newly married Big Chief Monk Boudreaux rides in a golf cart with his new wife, Queen Chellene Bailey on Mardi Gras. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians took to the streets of Uptown on Tuesday, showing off their new hand-made suits. This year was different for their Big Chief, Monk Boudreaux. Before they marched, Boudreaux married the Big Queen of the Golden Eagles, Chellene Bailey.

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Mar 052019
 

The “Treasure of One-Eyed Willie” float rolls down St. Charles avenue on Monday, March 4. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Orpheus was one of two parades to roll Monday. The krewe, founded by Harry Connick Jr. and Sr. in 1993, rolled with the theme “The Orpheus Imaginarium.” The parade featured celebrities like actor Mario Lopez, singer Trace Atkins and a few members of the New Orleans Saints – Marshon Lattimore, P.J. Williams, Michael Thomas and more. Continue reading »

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Mar 042019
 

The “Interview with a Vampire” float, depicting the 1993 film adaptation of the Ann Rice novel, rolls down St. Charles Avenue on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus rolled on Sunday with the theme “Starring Louisiana.” The themed floats depicted movies or TV shows that took place or were filmed in Louisiana. These included “NCIS,” “King Creole,” “JFK,” “Interview with a Vampire” and more. The rain had passed through the area by the times the bands started up, so the parade could showcase local marching bands in all their glory.

Jenna Fritscher lifts up Jeri Lynn, 3, to get a plush toy during her first Mardi Gras. (Zach Brien, UptownMesssenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

The There’s No Place Like Home depicts New Orleans as one of the dream destinations. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus rolled with the theme “Dream Destinations” on Friday, March 1. Morpheus, named from the Greek god of dreams, celebrates illusion and fantasy.

A rider on the captains and officers’ float scans the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

Krewe D’Etat’s Dictator waves to his subjects during Friday’s parade on St. Charles Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday, Krewe D’Etat rolled with the theme “Paging Dr. Etat,” taking their usual satirical stabs at national and local cultural and political topics. These included the expansion of Louis Armstrong Airport and the growing field of Democratic candidates for president in the 2020 election.

The ImpoPence float mocks Vice President Mike Pence. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

People cheer for beads from Hermes’ tile float “Court Music of Louis XIV” rolls down St. Charles Avenue on Friday, March 2. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday, the Mystic Krewe of Hermes gave the city the first of three parades to roll on the Uptown route. The krewe paraded with the theme “Court Music of Louis XIV.”

The masked captain of Hermes leads the krewe down St. Charles Avenue on Friday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 282019
 

The Krewe of Nyx rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Nyx rolled with 44 floats on the Uptown parade route on Wednesday night, avoiding most of the rain and showering Uptown in a sea of pink beads, toys and purses.

The Krewe of Nyx “Paris” float rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 282019
 

The Krewe of Ancients Druids roll on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite a brief downpour as the parade started, the Krewe of Ancient Druids kicked off the second weekend of parades on the Uptown route with a theme of “Druids Fly.”

The Krewe of Ancients Druids “Fly Paper” float rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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