Mardi Gras

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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Costumed revelers gather Monday, March 4, 2019, for the annual Krewe of Red Beans march in New Orleans. The usually lighthearted parade began with a funeral dirge by a brass band in memory of Sharree Walls, a krewe member who was one of two killed when a car veered into a bike lane Saturday night. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
March 04, 2019 - 9:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mourners placed bouquets, balloons, and Mardi Gras beads near the bike lane among the oaks on Monday along New Orleans' Esplanade Avenue as plans for a parade were altered to include time for tears. People who knew the two bicyclists killed Saturday night — and some who never met...
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New Orleans Police examine damaged cars and bicycles on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans after a car struck multiple people, killing several and injuring others following the Endymion Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune via AP)
March 03, 2019 - 2:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the deadly crash, "I have a drinking problem," according to a police report. New Orleans police said Tashonty Toney...
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In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, image made from video, a woman dressed as a mermaid pulls a wagon containing an inflatable seashell full of beads in the Krewe of Cork parade in New Orleans. New Orleans now boasts some 50 walking Carnival clubs that parade throughout the Mardi Gras season. That's the most ever in the city's long Carnival history, making Mardi Gras more colorful and diverse than ever before. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)
March 01, 2019 - 1:07 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A floppy-eared pooch wearing a red crustacean costume rides in a wagon decorated like a shrimp boat, followed by another "boat" wagon occupied by a pug in a sailor hat. Behind them, on a leash, strolls a white maltese in a Wonder Woman costume alongside canines in fluffy purple,...
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Fans cheer during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 28, 2019 - 10:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Super Bowl Media Night is the NFL's version of a rock concert, with player interviews rather than music. It's a Mardi Gras party, complete with the costumes. It's a slow-motion stampede conducted mostly by quasi-media members or outright impostors. Some Los Angeles Rams players and...
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