Aug 092012
 

The yellow-stucco mansion at the corner of Valence Street and St. Charles Avenue is the subject of a demolition request by Baton Rouge-based Crescent Road LLC, scheduled to be heard at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 by the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee, according to Karen Gadbois on her “Squandered Heritage” blog at The Lens.

Feb 202012
 

Spectators admire the Krewe of Proteus title float, "Mythologica Aquatica," on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the Ducks of Dixieland shares a dance to the music of the Bone Tone Brass Band with a parade-goer on St. Charles Avenue near the beginning of the Krewe of Tucks parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Dressed in an extravagant winged costume, singer Cyndi Lauper throws beads from her float in the Krewe of Orpheus parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Each of the Lundi Gras parades this year did what they do best: The Krewe of Tucks served up raunchy, high-concept satire; the Krewe of Proteus evoked the grandeur of aquatic mythologies; and the Krewe of Orpheus produced its immensely popular spectacle of light and music. Continue reading »

Feb 192012
 

Actor Will Farrell, the King of Bacchus, throws out cow bells to the crowd on Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth riders throw beads from the St. Charles Avenue float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Rachel Cannatta smiles moments after getting a giant blue monkey from a rider on a Thoth float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

After Saturday’s cancellations, Uptown parade-goers were treated to a total of six parades Sunday — five in the morning, and the superkrewe Bacchus in the evening — with dense crowds along the entirety of each route. Continue reading »