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Mardi Gras' business opportunities | wwltv.com #MardiGrasMonday

Each year, Mardi Gras offers plenty of unique business opportunities, as folks shell out cash for everything from restroom access to some of the typical carnival treats. t's one of the world's biggest parties, and for some -- a chance to mix business and pleasure...

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Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade - February 27, 2011

Barkus XVIII
A Broadway Tail

Parade, Sunday, Feb 27th 2011

Royal Ball, Friday, Feb 25th 2011

New Orleans' only Carnival parade for dogs, Barkus trots down the streets of the French Quarter two Sunday's before Mardi Gras. Each year a new Queen is chosen, always a rescued or adopted female dog. A Broadway Tail is the theme for the eighteenth year of the Mystic Krewe of Barkus. Feel free to explore creative costuming while keeping in mind that we are calling attention to homeless animals in shelters across our area waiting to be adopted into a good home...

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'Treme's' Wendell Pierce to deliver Loyola's unified commencement address | Loyola University New Orleans

Award-winning actor Wendell Pierce will address Loyola University New Orleans’ Class of 2011 during its unified commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at 9:45 a.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The star of HBO’s “Treme” series will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during commencement exercises. Pierce joins Loyola’s other honorary degree recipients including National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., legendary music producer Cosimo Matassa, and New Orleans businessman and Loyola trustee emeritus John B. Levert Jr.
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Connick Jr. takes center stage on PBS | Spokesman.com

Associated Press
“Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on
Broadway” airs on PBS on Wednesday.
New Orleans singer and piano man Harry Connick Jr. always wanted to be in the limelight. He got his wish. At age 9 he was playing with the New Orleans Philharmonic. At 19 he cut his first CD. It wasn’t because of some extraordinary talent, Connick believes...

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Inside Emeril's New Orleans Test Kitchen | Miami New Times

Emeril's Homebase, as its called, is located on Historic St. Charles Avenue, right on the Mardi Gras parade route and streetcar line to the Garden District. Homebase is an old brick building, renovated to a modern loft style space that houses the people that make Emeril's empire work. Inside are the administrative and executive offices, the fulfillment warehouse for Emeril's online store and the Emeril test kitchen...

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CTIA's Big Phone Show Moves to New Orleans | PCMag.com

The two biggest mobile phone shows of the year are on the move. Today the CTIA, the U.S. wireless trade organization, said it's moving next year's spring show back from March to May, and to New Orleans. Meanwhile, next year's Mobile World Congress will be two weeks later than this year's, coming at the end of February...

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Deadly Chemical and Dismal Safety Records Put Millions Living Near Refineries | ABC News

Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, New Orleans, and the stretch of Texas coastline known as "Refinery Row" are among the at-risk areas cited in the documents. Citing homeland security concerns, the government keeps the industry filings under close guard in Washington, D.C...

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Mosaic artist working to boost New Orleans | NewOrleans.Com

Wanger is a mosaic artist, and he uses the beads to create large New Orleans themed pieces. He has big plans for his big pieces of art that can cover several square feet. Wanger wants to take them to Europe and use them to drum-up tourism for New ...

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Allen Toussaint to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame | NOLA.com

Allen Toussaint is already a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A multi-talent pianist and producer, he’s written hundreds of songs recorded by scores of artists. They range from the instrumental “Java,” a huge hit for Al Hirt, to “Whipped Cream,” a smash for Herb Alpert and the theme music to the original “Dating Game”, to “Southern Nights,” which Glen Campbell took to No. 1, and the Lee Dorsey hit “Working in the Coal Mine,” later covered by ‘80s band Devo and mother/daughter duo the Judds...

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Jefferson Parish loses out on final casino permit | WVUE


Some people living near the Harvey Canal said the State Gaming Control Board made the right move. The board voted against giving Louisiana's last available casino license to Penn National, a gaming corporation which proposed building a riverboat casino on the Harvey Canal along Peters Road...

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Catwalks in the Crescent City: locals create New Orleans fashion weeks ‎| NOLA.com

This spring, something in the zeitgeist has moved local party planners and fashion insiders to try their hands at rolling out runways to spotlight various clothing designers and boutiques. Through lots of Twittering, Facebooking and one old-school billboard, these efforts — all with confusingly similar names — are growing legs...

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Jeremy Shockey: Five Reasons The New Orleans Saints No Longer Need His Talents | Bleacher Report

Shockey addressed his fans via his Twitter and Facebook pages saying, “Always will remember my time in New Orleans. What a city, you all welcomed me like one of your own, and we had a great run. Onto the next chapter, the Deep Unknown.”

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Some signs of normalcy return for shrimpers | WWLTV.com


The blue-and-white hull of James Blanchard’s trawler, the Waymaker, glided south Wednesday on Bayou Little Caillou. The veteran fisherman headed out for shrimp at a time of year when many others remain in port...

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Cafe Abyssinia adds authentic Ethiopian fare to New Orleans' mix of ethnic restaurants | NOLA.com

Café Abyssinia, which opened in November, serves traditional Ethiopian cuisine, characterized by spicy meat and vegetable dishes that are transformed into sautéed meat, or "tibs, " and stews, or "wats." ...

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New citywide assessor taking new look at NOLA properties | WWLTV.com


Take a ride down any street in New Orleans and chances are you'll run into similar properties, side by side, with different property tax assessments. It's a frustration for neighbors who say they're fed up with paying more than their fair share of taxes...

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$3 Gas in New Orleans | WWL

Gasoline prices are on the rise. In the New Orleans area, the average cost of regular has broken $3.00. A survey says the average price of regular gasoline in the United States has jumped more than five cents per gallon in the last two weeks...

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Raise a Glass to Mardi Gras | Epicurious @epicurious

While there's plenty of debate on the subject, New Orleans is generally considered to be the home of the first cocktail and that first cocktail was the Sazerac. If you've never had one, be warned: With rye whiskey and Pernod (or absinthe or Herbsaint), the Sazerac is one serious beverage...

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New Orleans population is down, but the future is bright | The Hullabaloo Online

The recently-released 2010 census shows that New Orleans now has a population of 343,829, a drop of 140,845 residents from 484,674 in 2000. This 29 percent decrease reflects Hurricane Katrina’s displacement of the city’s population, though it has been noted that the city was already losing residents to the surrounding parishes of the metro area between 2000 and 2005...

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Krewe du Vieux Mardi Gras parade, February 19, 2011

The 2011 Parade this year is on Saturday, February 19, 2011 and the Krewe will be rolling and stumbling through the Marigny Triangle and the Lower French Quarter. This year’s theme is 25 Years Wasted! The King is Don Marshall, Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation Executive Director.

The Krewe du Vieux is a New Orleans Mardi Gras or Carnival krewe, originally and more fully known as the Krewe du Vieux Carre (“Vieux Carre” being another term for the city’s French Quarter). It is one of the earliest parades of the New Orleans Carnival calendar, and is noted for wild satirical and adult themes, as well as for showcasing some of the best Brass and Jazz Bands in New Orleans.

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French Market's annual Mask Market

Food-Music-Mask Vendors from Around the Country!
March 5,6 &  7, 2011

Music stage at Gov Nichols between Farmers and Flea Markets

Saturday March 5th
12-1 :30 p.m. Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar
2-3:30 p.m. One Mind Brass Band
4-6 p.m. Mojo

Sunday March 6th
12-1:30 p.m. Rebirth Brass Band
2-3:30 p.m. Change of Pace Rhythm and Blues Band
4-6 p.m. Bo Dollis, Jr. and the Wild Magnolias

Monday March 7th
12-1:30 New Wave Brass Band
2-3:30 p.m. The Wiseguys

Music subject to change...

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Chef John Besh cooks up new opportunities for low income youth | USAToday.com

Everyone who's attempted to make a difference by taking on a "kindness challenge" knows that it can be hard going at times. But, hands down, the best place to start is often with you own unique skill set, says New Orleans chef John Besh, who stepped forward to help feed his city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Today, Besh is announcing the launch of a new culinary scholarship opportunity for low income youth, which, he explains, grew out of his special talents in the kitchen...

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Andy Garcia To Reign As Bacchus | WDSU

Actor Andy Garcia will reign as Bacchus in 2011, the krewe announced Tuesday from the World War II Museum. The parade has a World War II theme this year...

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Miami and New Orleans Could Lose 10 Percent of Their Land by 2100: Study | Fast Company

Over 40 million people in the coastal United States--including New York City and D.C.--could be impacted by rising sea levels in the coming decades.
The world will only get wetter. That's the somber conclusion of a new study done by the University of Arizona. Miami, New York City, and Washington D.C. are among 180 coastal cities that are all at risk of facing sea level rises of 20 feet by the year 2100, causing floods and erosion and impacting over 40 million people, according to the first large-scale study that looked at sea level rises for the entire continental United States. Miami and New Orleans alone could lose over 10% of their land by 2100...

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Mayor takes issue with New Orleans listed the #1 Dying City | WWL

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants to set the record straight on the future of the city. It comes after Newsweek recently labeled New Orleans as #1 on it list of America's Dying Cities...

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Sheriff Wants a Big Jail in New Orleans, but City Balks | NYTimes.com


Lee Celano for The New York Times

Marlin N. Gusman, right, the Orleans Parish sheriff, with James Stark of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2007.
Even in the context of Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate in the United States, which in turn has the highest incarceration rate in the world, the numbers stand out. This city, by any measure, puts a lot of people in jail. So when the sheriff proposed a large new jail complex, it came as no surprise. The surprise was that the city pushed back...

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State now selling specialty license plates supporting WWOZ | WWLTV

Credit: WWOZ
WWOZ specialty license plate

You can add fans of the New Orleans public radio station WWOZ to the list of those who can show support for their cause with a specialty car license plate. The community radio station announced Monday that specialty plates bearing a saxophone and the radio station’s call letters are now available for purchase...

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Garland Robinette paints this year's Jazz Fest poster #jazzfest

This year's official Jazz Festival poster is produced by Garland Robinette.


Jazz Fest 2011: For the Jazz Festival poster, Garland literally took pages from Jimmy Buffett’s autobiography & imagined what it would have been like to meet the young musician as he played on the streets of New Orleans in 1967. He pictures Jimmy at the corner he worked as night melted to dawn, with the musician’s trusty Falcon parked nearby, and after his weekend gig filled his cigar box.

Congo Square 2011: The immortal Matthew “Fats” Houston, the most iconic grand marshal ever to strut a New Orleans street, graced the 1976 Jazz Fest poster – a poster distinguished as the most valued of any before or since its publication 35 years ago. And while releasing this year’s marvelous retake celebrates the 35th anniversary of that glorious slice of time and place, it also lovingly memorializes the great man’s passing 30 years ago. Produced by Kenneth Scott, Jr.

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Trombone Shorty wows Grammy audience | WWLTV.com

New Orleanian Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band wowed the audience with a performance at the Grammy Awards pre-show webcast Sunday afternoon, but will have to wait for another chance to bring home an award.

Andrews was nominated in the best contemporary jazz category for his breakthrough album “Backatown.”  ...

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Post-production special effects movie company opens in Covington | NOLA.com

Huck Wirtz has launched Bayou FX, a post-production film company in Covington. He plans to start off with five employees, and keep an eye on expanding as work picks up.

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Chubby Carrier Grammy Winner! Best Zydeco Album (video)


Congratulations to Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band for best zydeco or Cajun album, "Zydeco Junkie" at the 2011 Grammy Awards!

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Zulu Announces Lundi Gras Activity Highlights #mardigrasmonday | WDSU New Orleans

Activities are lining up leading to the 19th Annual Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club's Lundi Gras Festival. A day before Mardi Gras, at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, members anticipated the meeting of the Zulu and Rex Kings in Wolderburg Park...

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Easy does it in New Orleans | The Irish Times

Go New Orleans : Do yourself a favour and stay away from tourist traps like Bourbon Street if you want to discover the true heart of the city, advises a former resident...
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Heart liquor | Blog of New Orleans

It's pink. It's sweet. It involves Champagne. In short, this cocktail is everything one can hope for in a Valentine's Day beverage, and if it delivers on the promise implicit in its name (i.e., tastes like a boozy Sweet Tart), then I am sold. Courtesy of Whiskey Blue New Orleans, here's a recipe for all you lovers out there — and those who just like pretty, girly drinks...

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Archie Manning To Open Restaurant Downtown | WDSU

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning is turning his sights on the restaurant business, opening up a new restaurant and bar on Fulton street, Manning's New Orleans Eat, Drink and Cheer...

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Stevie Wonder tops list of Tulane honorary degree recipients | WWLTV.com

Singer Stevie Wonder, and journalists Cokie Roberts and Thomas Friedman are part of an eclectic group named to receive honorary degrees from Tulane University at this spring’s commencement ceremonies. The university announced its honorary degree recipients Friday...

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New Orleans chosen as a 'Let's Move!' city | NOLA.com

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Friday that New Orleans has been selected as a "Let's Move!" city. The program, created by Michelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, encourages communities to adopt a long-term, holistic approach to fighting childhood obesity...
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Treme is not for the casual viewer says creator David Simon | The Telegraph

The creator of The Wire tells Benji Wilson why his new drama about New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is not for those who want their TV spoon-fed. That most people can’t pronounce the name of his new television show should be a pointer.Treme – David Simon’s elegy to post-Katrina New Orleans, pronounced “Truh-may” – is all about taking viewers to a place they don’t know...

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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Opening a New Interactive Parakeet Exhibit |

At Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the new parakeet exhibit will provide a memorable, interactive experience for Aquarium guests who stroll through the exhibit space among hundreds of brightly-colored parakeets. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase seed sticks and feed the birds as they walk through the free-flight exhibit.

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Crawfish and Hot Sausage Pizza | Emeril Lagasse : Food Network

Food Network invites you to try this Crawfish and Hot Sausage Pizza recipe from Emeril Lagasse.
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2003
Show: Emeril LiveEpisode: Football Time with Emeril

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3rd Annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week | BayouBuzz News

New Orleans and the Idea Village are looking for 500 local entrepreneurs. The city of New Orleans is heeding President Obama's challenge to ‘Startup America’ by calling for 500 local entrepreneurs to participate in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), March 19-25, 2011...

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New Orleans looks at people-powered 'pedicabs' | WXVT

"Pedi-cabs" could join mule-drawn buggies and gasoline-powered taxis as a means of transportation in New Orleans under policies to be considered Friday by a City Council Committee...

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41 cool things to do at the Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans | ESPN

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the State of Louisiana will host the 41st Classic, Feb. 18-20 out of New Orleans. The Classic pits 50 of the world's best anglers against each other and the bass of the Louisiana Delta. The qualifiers fought all last year for the right to compete. Likewise, being there to watch is the dream of many fishing fans. A list of 41 activities...

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Anthony Bourdain writing restaurant scenes for Treme season 2 | NOLA.com

Treme series co-creator David Simon recently confirmed Anthony Bourdain, the author (“Kitchen Confidential,” “A Cook’s Tour”) and TV star (the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”), is writing restaurant scenes for the second season of “Treme.” …

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The Top 100 Tweeters in New Orleans?


@NOLA411 is compiling a list of the top 100 influential tweeters in the Greater New Orleans area. Send your nominations via Twitter to @nola411.

Nominate people who regularly tweet NOLA news, gossip, events, history, food,  trivia, neighborhoods, etc.


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Audubon Zoo Baskets, Bees and Bears, Oh My! New Orleans Hornets Day @AudubonZoo

Sunday, February 13, 2011 is New Orleans Hornets Day at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and the Zoo will be buzzing with special appearances, games and performances. This event is free with Zoo admission!

Also, as part of Audubon Nature Institute's ongoing celebration of Black History, visitors ages 5-17 can take part in a Black History Scavenger Hunt and register to win a free family membership! Local African American Firsts will also be honored at a special ceremony during this event.
Entertainment

Here’s what’s on the schedule from 10 am to 4 pm:

* Appearances by Hornets players (times to be announced)
* Performances by the Honeybees and the Stingers
* Live music
* Interactive games
* Hornets Bookmobile

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Looking to escape this Mardi Gras? | WWL

Many locals like to get away when the throngs of visitors are coming into the New Orleans area for Carnival. With the Mardi Gras break now less than a month away, it's time to finalize travel plans. And there is still time left to book some of the fantastic vacation deals available in early March...

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gaining fame in the social network | NOLA.com

Nagin is back -- and quickly gaining an audience -- on Twitter and Facebook. After noticing an apparent uptick in activity in his Twitter account, which allows users to share 140-character messages with registered "followers," Nagin posted this last week: "Well, well. The local press has woke up to me being on twitter and I am being flooded with new followers. Welcome to all." …

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Lead contamination at park prompts testing at other New Orleans playgrounds | WWLTV.com

At Markey Park in the Bywater neighborhood, work is underway to remediate high levels of lead that were found in the soil around the playground. The park is closed until further notice...

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Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2011 - Krewes, routes, dates

SUNDAY, February 6th
Krewe of Claude
Slidell 1:00 p.m.


SUNDAY, February 13th
Krewe of Slidellians
Slidell 1:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, February 18th
Krewe of Brid
Lakeview 7:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, February 19th
Krewe du Vieux
French Quarter 6:30 p.m.

Krewe Delusion
French Quarter 7:15 p.m.

Krewe of Bilge
Slidell 12:00 p.m.


SUNDAY, February 20th
Krewe of Little Rascals
Metairie 12:00 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Perseus
Slidell 1:00 p.m.

Pearl River Lions Club
Pearl River 1:15 p.m.


FRIDAY, February 25th
Krewe of Cork
French Quarter 3:00 p.m.

Krewe of Oshun
Uptown 6:00 p.m.


Knights of Excalibur
Metairie 7:00 p.m.


Krewe of Atlas
Metairie 7:30 p.m.


Krewe of Cleopatra
Westbank 6:30 p.m.


Krewe of Eve
Mandeville 7:00 p.m.


Krewe De Paws
Slidell 6:00 p.m.

Mona Lisa & Moon Pie
Slidell 7:00 p.m.

Krewe of Hercules
Houma 6:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, February 26th
Krewe of Pontchartrain
Uptown 2:00 p.m.

Knights of Sparta
Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Krewe of Pygmalion
Uptown 6:45 p.m.

Krewe of Caesar
Metairie 6:00 p.m.

Krewe of Choctaw
Gretna 11:00 a.m.

Mystic Knights of Adonis
Westbank 11:45 a.m.

Knights of Nemesis
St. Bernard 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Push Mow
Abita Springs 11:00 a.m.

Krewe of Olympia
Covington 6:00 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Titans
Slidell 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Tee Caillou
Chauvin 12:00 p.m.

Krewe of Aquarius
Houma 6:30 p.m.


SUNDAY, February 27th
Krewe of Carrollton
Uptown 12:00 p.m.

Krewe of King Arthur
Uptown 1:15 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Barkus
French Quarter 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Rhea
Metairie 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Thor
Metairie 3:00 p.m.

Krewe of Alla
Westbank 12:00 p.m.

Krewe of Dionysus
Slidell 1:00 p.m.

Krewe of Tchefuncte
Madisonville 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Hyacinthians
Houma 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of Titans
Houma follows Hyacinthians


MONDAY, February 28th
2.2 Social Aid & Pleasure
Marching Club
Uptown 7:30 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, March 2nd
Mystic Krewe of Druids
Uptown 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 3rd
Knights of Babylon
Uptown 5:45 p.m.

Krewe of Muses
Uptown 6:30 p.m.

Knights of Chaos
Uptown 6:30 p.m.


FRIDAY, March 4th
Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA
French Quarter 1:30 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Hermes
Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Le Krewe d'Etat
Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Krewe of Morpheus
Uptown 7:00 p.m.

Krewe of Centurions
Metairie 7:00 p.m.

Krewe of Selene
Slidell 6:30 p.m.

The Original Krewe of Orpheus
Mandeville 7:00 p.m.

Krewe of Lyra
Mandeville follows Orpheus

Krewe of Aphrodite
Houma 6:30 p.m.


SATURDAY, March 5th
Krewe of Iris
Uptown 11:00 a.m.

Krewe of Tucks
Uptown 12:00 p.m.

Krewe of Endymion
Mid-City 4:15 p.m.

Krewe of Isis
Metairie 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of NOMTOC
Westbank 10:45 a.m.

Krewe of Bush
Bush 9:00 a.m.

Krewe of Salt Bayou
Slidell 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Mardi Gras
Houma 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 6th

Krewe of Okeanos
Uptown 11:00 a.m.

Krewe of Mid-City
Uptown 11:45 a.m.

Krewe of Thoth
Uptown 12:00 p.m.

Krewe of Bacchus
Uptown 5:15 p.m.

Corps de Napoleon
Metairie 5:30 p.m.

Grand Isle Independent
Grand Isle 5:30 p.m.

Terreanians
Houma 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of TUT
Houma following Terreanians

Krewe of Montegut
Montegut 2:00 p.m.


MONDAY, March 7th
Krewe of Proteus
Uptown 5:15 p.m.

Krewe of Orpheus
Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Krewe of Zeus
Metairie 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Cleopatra
Houma 6:30 p.m.

March 8th 2011 - MARDI GRAS DAY!
Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club
Uptown 8:00 a.m.

Krewe of Rex
Uptown 10:00 a.m.

Krewe of Elks Orleans
Uptown 11:30 a.m.

Krewe of Crescent City
Uptown after Elks

Krewe of Argus
Metairie 10:00 a.m.


Krewe of Jefferson
Metairie after Argus

Krewe of Elks Jefferson
Metairie after Jefferson

Covington Lions & Krewe of Covington
Covington 10:00 a.m.

Krewe of Grela
Gretna 11:00 a.m.

Krewe of Houmas
Houma 11:00 a.m.

Krewe of Kajuns
Houma follows Houmas

Krewe of Bonne Terre
Montegut 4:00 p.m.

Krewe of Skunks
Lacombe 1:00 p.m.

Krewe of Chahta-Ima
Lacombe 1:00 p.m.

Mardi Gras Day - Marching Clubs
Jefferson City Buzzards
Uptown 6:45 a.m.

Lyons Carnival Club
Uptown 7:00 a.m.

Corner Carnival Club
Uptown 7:00 a.m.

Pete Fountain's
Half-Fast Walking Club
Uptown 7:45 a.m.

Mondo Kayo
Social & Marching Club
Uptown 7:45 a.m.

Societé de Saint Anne
Marigney / Bywater
French Quarter 10:00 a.m.

KOE
French Quarter 10:15 a.m.
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Purses get another 5 percent hike at Fair Grounds | Daily Racing Form

Fair Grounds on Saturday announced a second round of purse increases for the 2010-11 meet, with both overnight races and three stakes on Louisiana Derby Day given a bump...
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Kelly Ripa, Anderson Cooper To Lead Endymion Parade | WDSU.com

Grand Marshals Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Anderson Cooper and Train are among the grand marshals for the 2011 Endymion parade, and organizers say it is likely Train will jam with the Bucktown All Stars...
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1970: First Super Bowl in New Orleans at Tulane Stadium | NOLA.com

A look back at Super Bowl IV on Jan. 11, 1970, the first to be held in New Orleans. The halftime show at Tulane Stadium presented a 'resplendent' sampling of New Orleans culture:
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$635,000 recovered in studio bankruptcy case | Victoria Advocate

Court records show about $635,000 has been recovered in a bankruptcy case involving the defunct Louisiana Film Studios LLC and a tax credit scam...

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Cookin’ with the “Yats” from Crescent City Cooks | The Cajun Foodie @TheCajunFoodie

Crescent City Cooks is a wonderful little café and kitchen store in the Riverwalk Marketplace in New Orleans that hosts demonstration cooking classes every single day! With a class schedule including all dishes that Louisiana is famous for, you’ll be happy with any of these classes you choose to attend...
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In New Orleans, Early Mardi Gras Parades Are Family Fare | NYTimes.com

Pableaux Johnson
Members of the Krewe of Thoth shower Mardi Gras
crowds in New Orleans with beads and toys.
Like most of the season’s signature processions, the early parades follow oak-shaded St. Charles Avenue through the Uptown, Garden District and Lower Garden District neighborhoods, before proceeding through the Central Business District and disbanding at the border of the French Quarter. During the early parades, observers also have more space to set up picnic spreads along the route. The grassy median (“neutral ground,” in local parlance) is transformed from streetcar track to informal picnic ground as families take in the afternoon parades, during that first weekend, of the Krewe of Pontchartrain and the Krewes of Carrollton and King Arthur...

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Dermatologists Get Their Hands Dirty in New Orleans | Global Medical News Network

American Academy of Dermatology kicks off its first hands-on volunteer event in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Global Medical News Network (GMNN) is a syndicated daily medical news wire service provided by Elsevier.

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New Faubourg Lafitte Housing Development Opens | WDSU New Orleans

The new Faubourg Lafitte development opened Friday, and it was a welcome sight for many who lived in the former Lafitte development, and since Hurricane Katrina. Former residents of Lafitte will be the first to move in, and more than 130 families will have keys to their homes by spring...

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Census reveals devastating effect of Katrina on New Orleans | independent.co.uk

According to newly released data from last year's National Census, New Orleans lost a staggering 29 per cent of its population between 2000 and 2010, more than anyone has hitherto been willing to admit...

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Baton Rouge's Tin Roof brewery enters New Orleans market NOLA.com

New Orleans beer drinkers have one more “made in Louisiana” option with the arrival of Tin Roof brewery of Baton Rouge. The malty Perfect Tin and the hoppier American pale ale Voodoo Bengal, which is brewed with Steen’s cane syrup, showed up on the taps of local bars and restaurants the first week of February.

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Giant crayfish found in Tennessee is new species | Canada.com

A new species of giant crayfish, named Barbicambarus simmonsi, found in Tennessee, is pictured here in this image released to Reuters January 20, 2011. The new crayfish at about 5 inches (12 cm) long, is huge -- twice the size of other species, the team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Eastern Kentucky University said.
Photograph by: Handout Photo, Reuters

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Archdiocese of New Orleans releases Catholic records of slaves | WVUE

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has done something historic, with a hi-tech twist. Centuries old records of slaves and free people of color in New Orleans are now available on its website.



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New Orleans to use naval base as disaster center | KLFY

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a plan to turn the Naval Support Activity site on the eastbank of New Orleans into a disaster management center.

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Owner of shuttered Pizza Hut franchises files suit against the pizza chain | NOLA.com

Larry Lundy, a well-known New Orleans businessman and Pizza Hut magnate who owned dozens of the franchises in southeast Louisiana that abruptly closed last month, filed a counterclaim Monday against the pizza chain, claiming it hampered his company's profitability as it attempted to squeeze him out of the market.

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