With the final day of Carnival mostly spared by rain yet again, the Krewe of Zulu greeted Uptown crowds early, followed by the Krewe of Rex’s presentation of “All Creatures Great and Small” to close out Fat Tuesday.
A misty evening made for light crowds on the Uptown route, but the Krewe of Orpheus proudly presented a tribute to bygone krewes in “The Unseen New Orleans Carnival,” and the Krewe of Orpheus recalled its own themes from the past 20 years of “Rhythm, Rhyme and Revelry.”
A probable-cause hearing that could lead to two teenage suspects in last week’s rape and kidnapping of a woman in the Garden District being tried as adults has been delayed until Wednesday, reports Brendan McCarthy of our partners at WWL-TV.
Two more incidents involving the illegal possession of guns were reported while the Bacchus parade rolled Sunday evening on Uptown route, police reports show.
A 26-year-old man was shot several times inside an Audubon Street home early Monday morning, according to police reports.
I really just wanted to write a fluff column about parking during Mardi Gras. That’s all. The message was going to be: “Don’t park too close to the corner because it cuts visibility and causes accidents, particularly in times of high traffic.”
Instead, I’m going to write about how easy it is to fall victim to police misconduct, particularly when taking photographs in public.
Defying predictions of torrential storms in New Orleans — and amid reports of a destructive tornado in nearby Hattiesburg, Miss. — the Krewe of Bacchus presented its 2013 theme of “Bacchus Sails the Seven Seas” on Sunday evening under relatively clear skies.
Dodging dire predictions of rain, the Krewe of Okeanos rolled with their “Getaways” theme on Sunday morning, followed by the Krewe of Mid-City’s presentation of “It’s About Time” and the Krewe of Thoth’s salute to kings.
With thunderstorms expected across New Orleans from Sunday morning until Fat Tuesday, many of the remaining parades will strive for earlier start times, officials announced Saturday afternoon.
Police reported four more gun cases along St. Charles Avenue as parading on the Uptown route resumed this week — one on Wednesday night and three on Thursday, according to crime maps.
A 22-year-old woman on Bourbon Street got into what she thought was taxi but was then raped by the driver and dropped off in Central City, and police are now seeking the public’s help in finding him.
The Krewe of Iris celebrated festivals throughout the state of Louisiana on the Uptown parade route Saturday, followed by a subversive history lesson from the Krewe of Tucks.
Fire broke out at the F&M Patio Bar around 2:30 a.m. and was brought under control about half an hour later, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.
The Krewe of Hermes led off Friday’s parades with “The Theatrical Baroque;” Le Krewe d’Etat followed with “The Dictator’s Reading Room,” and the Krewe of Morpheus had a “Night at the Movies” on the Uptown route.
Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band will perform their annual jazz worship service Sunday morning at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, joined this year by the two other congregations that share the building, Redeemer Presbyterian and St. Stephen’s Anglican.
Now that the Super Bowl has passed and the temporary Disneyfication of our city has been taken down, we’re back to the normal seasonal crazy through Fat Tuesday next week. In our household, it means even more than in most years because we’ll have family staying with us through the entire time. By “family,” I mean my daughter and her boyfriend and a childhood friend of my daughter, so it’ll be a bon temp indeed around here.
The massive crowds that lined the Uptown route Thursday night saw the Knights of Babylon explore the “Land of Dreams,” the Knights of Chaos skewer politicians of every stripe, and the Krewe of Muses combine visual theatrics with a witty series of puns on “Makin’ Groceries.”