Mardi Gras

Chris Miller
April 11, 2020 - 7:37 pm
CDC says Mardi Gras was likely a fertile breeding ground for the novel coronavirus, but no federal advisories on canceling large events had been issued.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014, file photo, members of the Krewe of Zulu hold painted coconuts to give to paradegoers, as they march during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. In a city ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, Zulu and its members have paid a heavy price. Several of the group's members have died from coronavirus-related complications, said Zulu President Elroy A. James. Multiple other members have tested positive. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 11, 2020 - 9:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Fat Tuesday, 51-year-old Cornell Charles was taking part in a storied New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition central to the city's African American community — driving a car in the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s parade. A month later his wife of three decades was watching him...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 26, 2020 - 8:05 pm
Mayor Cantrell says she would have shutdown Mardi Gras has the Feds raised any red flags amid the coronavirus outbreak. “If we were given clear direction, we would not have had Mardi Gras, and I would have been the leader to cancel,” she said.
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020, file photo, a view of the nearly deserted scene on Bourbon Street, which is normally bustling with tourists and revelers, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In the city here, the old saying “Let the good times roll” has given way to a new municipal maxim: “Wash your hands.” Due to the coronavirus outbreak, New Orleans has joined those places shutting down bars, eliminating restaurant dining and banning crowds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 21, 2020 - 4:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A week ago, revelers jammed bars in the French Quarter and New Orleans' Irish Channel neighborhood ahead of St. Patrick's Day while hotels, taverns and restaurants looked ahead to what is usually a lucrative festival season. Now, the party is suddenly and decisively over...
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Honorary Muse actress Jennifer Coolidge throws beads from The Shoe float along with over one thousand members of the Krewe of Muses as it celebrates its 20th year with 26 floats on the uptown route with the theme '2020 Visions-NostradaMuse Sees All' in New Orleans, La. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Featured floats are: The shoe, the Sirens, the Bathtub, Muses Ducks and the Goddessy float. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 2:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floats this year. Even before sunrise, the...
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RADIO.COM Staff
February 25, 2020 - 9:06 am
New Orleans isn’t the only place to celebrate Mardi Gras (but it is objectively the best place to do so). If you’re looking to celebrate Fat Tuesday elsewhere, here are the best cities in America for the holiday.
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A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
AP News
February 23, 2020 - 9:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the...
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Security personnel walk with the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System rocket, that will be used for the Artemis 1 Mission, as it is moved to the Pegasus barge, at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility where it was built, in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. It will be transported to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for its green run test. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 08, 2020 - 4:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new rocket system was wheeled slowly from a New Orleans spacecraft factory on Wednesday to a barge that will float it up the Mississippi River for testing. The recently completed “...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, Bryan Cranston attends the 2018 Performer Peer Group Celebration in Los Angeles. Cranston will be the celebrity monarch when the Krewe of Orpheus parade rolls in New Orleans on Feb. 24, the night before Mardi Gras. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 06, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Actor Bryan Cranston will be the celebrity monarch when the Krewe of Orpheus parade rolls in New Orleans on Feb. 24, the krewe announced Friday. The Emmy- and Tony-winning “Breaking Bad” star will be joined by Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis of “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Country...
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Rex royalty take an extended pause in front of the charred carcass of a St. Charles Avenue mansion to make a toast, carrying on a tradition that began in 1907, at a house that looms large in krewe and Mardi Gras history in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From children clamoring for tossed strands of beads, to revelers dressed up as "blind referees" poking fun at the NFL, to high school bands marching down the street, people in New Orleans celebrated Fat Tuesday with flair and fun. Mardi Gras season began Jan. 6 and featured weeks...
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