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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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 - 4:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans were filled Tuesday with excited kids hoping to catch beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes. Tuesday marks the final day of the Mardi Gras season,...
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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 - 3:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans were filled Tuesday with excited kids hoping to catch beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes. Tuesday marks the final day of the Mardi Gras season,...
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Bacchus LI, actor Jensen Ackles, throws to the crowd as the 1,600 men of Bacchus present their 32-float Mardi Gras parade entitled "Starring Louisiana" on the Uptown route in New Orleans on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans were filled Tuesday with excited kids hoping to catch beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes. Tuesday marks the final day of the Mardi Gras season,...
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Bacchus LI, actor Jensen Ackles, throws to the crowd as the 1,600 men of Bacchus present their 32-float Mardi Gras parade entitled "Starring Louisiana" on the Uptown route in New Orleans on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 11:26 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans were filled Tuesday with excited kids hoping to catch beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes. Tuesday marks the final day of the Mardi Gras season,...
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The Officer's Float rolls down Napoleon Avenue as the 1,600 men of Bacchus present their 32-float Mardi Gras parade entitled "Starring Louisiana" on the Uptown route in New Orleans on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 8:10 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with excited kids catching beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes. Tuesday marks the final day of the Mardi Gras season, which...
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The Officer's Float rolls down Napoleon Avenue as the 1,600 men of Bacchus present their 32-float Mardi Gras parade entitled "Starring Louisiana" on the Uptown route in New Orleans on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The party is on! Thousands of people are expected to gather in the New Orleans area to celebrate Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday marks the final day of the season of revelry and costumed merrymaking that began on Jan. 6. After rainy weather affected some parades Sunday, the weather is...
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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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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 - 12:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police suspect a driver was impaired when he killed two people and injured seven others, most of them riding bikes, on a busy New Orleans thoroughfare as large crowds gathered in the city for Mardi Gras. Police spokesman Andy Cunningham said in statement Sunday morning that...
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