Sep 232011
 

This year’s parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Hall, 2101 South Liberty Street, then loops over to Louisiana Avenue, down South Claiborne and Martin Luther King Boulevard, before ending where it started. The full route, via the Backstreet Cultural Museum, is below: Continue reading »

Jun 252011
 

Billed by street-culture diva Big Red Cotton as the “last second line of the season,” the Uptown Swingers will roll through Freret, Milan and Central City starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

For turn-by-turn directions and video from 2010, see Cotton’s post at Gambit’s bestofneworleans.com.

Apr 082011
 

The Single Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club will take to the streets on Sunday in a winding path through most of Central City.

The route will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foxx Lounge on Washington Avenue and end at Sportsman’s Corner on Dryades. For turn-by-turn directions, see Red Cotton’s post at Gambit’s Blog of New Orleans.

Mar 202011
 

Super Sunday parades: The Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club route is shown in red, while the Mardi Gras Indians annual parade route is in blue.

The Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club will second-line through Central City on Sunday afternoon in a route that will roughly follow the Mardi Gras Indians Council’s annual parade. Continue reading »

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Feb 052011
 

Map of Sunday's second line route (Click to enlarge)

After being canceled last weekend because to rain, the Ladies and Men of Unity Fifth Year Anniversary Parade is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Rock Bottom Lounge on Tchoupitoulas.

Featuring the Hot 8 Brass Band, the second line will head up to Magazine Street, then Louisiana Avenue, St. Charles Avenue, loop through the corner of Central City, then follow Louisiana Avenue all the way back down to Tchoupitoulas.

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Dec 302010
 

A carriage carrying the body of rapper Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe leaves the 5th Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Slain rapper Renetta ‘Magnolia Shorty’ Lowe was laid to rest Thursday in a funeral service and second line attended by thousands, including musical luminaries Lil Wayne and Bryan “Birdman” Williams, founder of Cash Money Records.

Lil Wayne and Bryan "Birdman" Williams, founder of Cash Money Records, at Renetta 'Magnolia Shorty' Lowe's funeral. 'Magnolia Shorty' and Ms. Tee, Trishell Williams, were the first women signed to Cash Money Records.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Dec 122010
 

The New Generation Social Aid and Pleasure Club has released the route for its 10th anniversary second-line today. The parade begins at noon and rolls throughout Central City and part of Uptown, with Queen Desimarie Des Labry presiding.

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Nov 282010
 

The Original New Orleans Ladies, Men and Junior Buckjumpers annual second line leaves E&C Lounge and travels down Apple St. Sunday afternoon. The second line rolled through Gert Town, into Milan and finished in Central City. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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