Two busy blocks of Magazine Street — between Second and Fourth streets along the Garden District and Irish Channel — will close for excavation Friday “until further notice,” the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans announced.
Scientist Alan Turing, the superhero “Birdman,” as well as the Hollywood glitterati — the Prytania Theatre is saving room for all of them on the red carpet Sunday night, when the New Orleans Film Society hosts its annual Academy Awards watching party and costume contests.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man seen using two credit cards about an hour after they were stolen from an Audubon Street home, authorities said.
By Lawson Box
While bar patrons have mixed feelings about the new citywide ban on smoking indoors, some university area bar owners say they are happy about the ordinance as they expect even more students to frequent local watering holes.
It’s well known that U.S. Senator David Vitter is running away with the governor’s race at this time and we think there’s no better way to understand a man and his values than to look at where he spends his money, in this case $600,000 spent in 2014 according to Vitter’s campaign finance report.
Where does he eat in New Orleans, compared to other parts of the state? Whose coffee does he drink? Which hotels and airlines does he prefer, on campaign stops or in Florida?
Entergy will turn off power around an intersection on Louisiana Avenue for a few hours Thursday morning as part of ongoing construction of a new drainage canal, officials said.
Rex, the King of Carnival, showered St. Charles Avenue parade crowds with medallions, cups and pillows styled to match each float in the “Wars that Shaped Early America” theme.
Despite temperatures that hovered near freezing Tuesday morning, the jubilant Krewe of Zulu was greeted by ecstatic crowds on its roll down St. Charles Avenue.
With a series of playful illuminated floats led by a procession of celebrities for Lundi Gras, the Krewe of Orpheus spent what was just an ordinary Monday evening anywhere else exploring “The Magic of an Ordinary Day.”
The Krewe of Proteus rolled on the Uptown route on Monday evening, with a theme of “Nature of the Beasts” recreating a parade with slyly satirical undertones dating back to the late 1800s.
The Krewe of Proteus will roll at 4 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 16), followed by the Krewe of Orpheus at 4:45 p.m., in changes to the parade schedule that New Orleans officials hope will avoid the rain that is expected this evening.
Mardi Gras is a time for drunken debauchery. Carnival is also a time when our city is most laid bare for the country to see. Our people are judged, our government is judged, and the general quality of our celebration is – as one would expect – judged.
This year, I have stared into the maw of the beast that is our Carnival Season and drawn out the following scorecard (thus far):
On Saturday night, Bacchus rolled Uptown with the theme “Children’s Stories that Lived Forever.” Actor John C. Reilly reigned as the king of Bacchus 2015. The parade also featured actors Craig Robinson, Rob Corrdry and Clark Duke.
The Krewe of Okeanos put on a parade of kings, the Krewe of Mid-City paid tribute to City Park, and the Krewe of Thoth gave its own spin on figures of speech.
The Krewes of Iris brought their love of parties to the Uptown parade route on Saturday, and followed by the Krewe of Tucks saving the day in their particular fashion.