The past queens of the Young Men Illinois Club gathered recently for the club's annual luncheon at Ralph's on the Park. First row, from left, are Carolyn Tilton, Joy Arceneaux, 2019 Queen Zoie Legeaux, Stephanie Rhodes and Denise Dean; and second …
When Carnival first-timers Bijna Kim and Jesus Terciado walked out onto Canal Street early on Ash Wednesday to catch a streetcar to their guided tour — after hours of revelry the night before — they were amazed at the sight.
Scores of thousands of revelers braved temperatures in the 40s and wind chills sometimes in the 30s to flock to parade routes across the New Orleans area on Tuesday, as the region ended a Carnival season that brought joy to many but was blemished …
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club rolled bright and early on Mardi Gras day under the theme "Fantasy and Adventure."
At noon, the 44th edition of the Bourbon Street Awards unfolded at the corner of Bourbon and St. Anne streets. This massive costume contest features female impersonators, fantasy characters and amazing high-tech costumes, with contestants coming f…
The Golden Band from Tigerland marched in the Zulu parade, accompanying the first LSU student to reign as the queen of Zulu.
Rex royalty took an extended pause in front of the charred carcass of a St. Charles Avenue mansion Tuesday, carrying on a tradition that began in 1907 at a house that looms large in krewe and Mardi Gras history.
Popeyes chicken has often been considered a staple of Mardi Gras for revelers, but the company took it a step further this year when they rolled out a special Mardi Gras Beadbox meal— only available on Fat Tuesday.
Mardi Gras revelers found an opportunity for a witty pun in the wake of a fire at the titled "Rex House" at 2525 St. Charles Ave in New Orleans.
Zulu, Rex, Elks Orleans and Crescent City parades roll through the streets of New Orleans on Tuesday, starting at 8 a.m. Krewe Cam sponsored by Gardner Realtors will go live as the parades pass The New Orleans Advocate's St. Charles Avenue office!
I’m in an informal marching krewe of about 30 people, and one of our members has become a problem. He can be a loose cannon, but usually it’s harmless. Recently, though, he has gotten pretty sloppy: he started a fight with a stranger during a krew…
Proteus and Orpheus parades roll through the streets of New Orleans on Monday, starting at 5:15 p.m. Krewe Cam sponsored by Gardner Realtors will go live as the parades pass The New Orleans Advocate's St. Charles Avenue office!
A Coast Guard vessel that was carrying the Zulu king and queen hit a dock at the riverfront Monday, according to a WWL-TV report.
Mardi Gras commences as usual at 8 a.m. with the Zulu parade, which this year salutes “Fantasy and Adventure.” Look for the floats that bear Zulu’s legendary characters — the Big Shot, Witch Doctor, Ambassador, Governor, Mr. Big Stuff, Mayor and P…
The cover of the February 2006 issue of New Orleans Magazine proclaimed, “The Most Important Mardi Gras Ever!” That year’s edition of Mardi Gras Guide carried the headline, “Carnival Conquers Katrina.”
Perhaps there was little New Orleans policymakers could have done to stop Tashonty Toney from grabbing the keys to his black Camaro and driving along Esplanade Avenue on Saturday after allegedly downing too many drinks.
'Supernatural' actor Jensen Ackles led Bacchus 2019, and he did so just after heavy rain soaked the city and dropped temperatures. But that didn't do much to dampen the crowds and fun.
Bacchus parade rolled through the streets of New Orleans on Sunday. Krewe Cam sponsored by Gardner Realtors captured all the action as the parade passed The New Orleans Advocate's St. Charles Avenue office!
On Lundi Gras, revelers can see Zulu arrive by boat at Woldenberg Park and Rex arrive by train at the Riverwalk, and then catch back-to-back parades — Proteus and Orpheus — that span two centuries of parading history. In Metairie, two parades post…
Endymion, a figure from Greek mythology, was a mortal granted eternal youth by Zeus, at the request of the Moon Goddess who loved him for his beauty. It is also the name of Carnival's largest parade with 3,100 riders and 37 floats.
The all-female Krewe of Isis first started parading in Kenner in 1973 before taking the standard Veterans Memorial Boulevard route in Jefferson Parish.
Endymion parade rolled through the streets of New Orleans on Saturday. Krewe Cam sponsored by Gardner Realtors has the full replay of the parade as it passed The New Orleans Advocate's St. Charles Avenue office!
Organized in 1917, the Krewe of Iris is the oldest and one of the largest female Carnival organization for women. Holding strong to the honored Mardi Gras traditions in its tableau ball and parade, Iris members always wear white gloves and masks, …
When Robert Henry Boh reigned as Rex, King of Carnival in 1998, his queen was Sidonie Villere and the parade theme was “Royal Gems.”
On Mardi Gras, Kristina Britt Johnsen will rule the day as Queen of Carnival with Rex, Robert Sandoz Boh.
Iris and Tucks parades roll through the streets of New Orleans on Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. Krewe Cam sponsored by Gardner Realtors will go live as the parades pass The New Orleans Advocate's St. Charles Avenue office!