Four parades — the krewes of Carrollton, King Arthur, Alla and Femme Fatale — rolled on the Uptown route Sunday afternoon.
The Knights of Sparta was “In the Mood” for classic tunes and the Krewe of Pygmalion explored the “Spectrum of Emotions” in Saturday night parades on the Uptown route.
The krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw and Freret all rolled on the Uptown route Saturday.
The Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra were the first parades to roll down the Uptown route in Mardi Gras 2015. The Krewe of Oshun’s theme was “Carnival Around the World,” with floats depicting cities around the world with Carnival traditions. Cleopatra’s theme was “A Stroll Down the Avenue.” This year is Cleopatra’s 40th anniversary.
Offshore worker Evangelisto Ramos told police back in December that he had been with Trinece Fedison the night before her body was discovered in an out-of-place trash can in Central City, so they knew to expect his DNA on her body.
But when laboratory testing confirmed that the 42-year-old man’s DNA was also on the outside of the trash can, police secured a warrant on a murder charge and arrested him from Port Fourchon on Wednesday night.
Earlier this week, the French consul general — his government’s top representative in New Orleans — announced that he has been actively exploring options to advance the creation of a French high school in the city.Officials at a number of elementary schools that offer French immersion programs have long discussed such an idea, but one of the fundamental concerns has always been the same: that there are not enough students fluent in French to justify a high school.
A review this week of the enrollment at area French immersion programs, however, suggests that may be changing.
Also not official, for some reason…. pic.twitter.com/TuIRHIfQHT
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) February 4, 2015
Mirror, mirror on the wall…who’s the fairest of us all? Even if Governor Bobby Jindal did not suggest to artist Tommy Yow that the portrait big-time donor Henry Shane was commissioning should portray Jindal with a more fair complexion, the painting was hung in a very prominent place at the governor’s office.
While Jindal is probably not trying to lighten his skin à la Michael Jackson, the presidential candidate Jindal apparently did not mind being depicted with a more fair complexion. Are people with lighter skin considered better, safer, more desirable, more “American”?
A stretch of Camp Street through the Garden District will experience low water pressure Friday morning while the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans repairs a 4-inch water valve nearby, officials said.
Loyola University New Orleans’ Visual Arts Department is holding an opening reception this evening (Thursday, Feb. 5) for its two new exhibitions, “Mementos” and “stop thinking so much.”
A man’s body was found Wednesday morning on the railroad tracks near Leake Avenue, and investigators believe he was hit by a train sometime earlier, New Orleans police said.
The authors of two new books from History Press — one chronicling events in New Orleans leading up to the infamous Super Bowl power outage in 2013, and the other a history of Hattiesburg, Miss. — will read from and discuss their works at Tulane University tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 4).
A motorist was shot as he drove down St. Thomas Street on Tuesday afternoon, and as he tried to speed away, his car hit a number of objects before flipping and crashing into a school bus, New Orleans police said.