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Mardi Gras 2013 Photo Recap

Super Bowl XLVII may have put a pause in Mardi Gras season, but it surely didn’t slow down the celebration, as the second half of Mardi Gras 2013 picked up right where the first left off. Thankfully neither did photographer Kim Welsh whose steady trigger finger never missed a beat. Dig this enormous photoset below [...]

A Month to Remember: New Orleans Shines in January

This past January was an eventful month of music in which New Orleans witnessed more highlights than most of the world’s top cultural cities experience in a year. Memorable shows were so numerous that it’s impossible for me to list them all here. Surely one of the best of these moments was the extraordinary Best [...]

Theresa Andersson: All By Myself

“Okay Theresa, walk toward me.” Playback starts and Theresa Andersson begins walking in a secluded alley in the Bywater with a slightly distracted sense of purpose when Portland-based director Alicia J. Rose calls “Action.” Andersson is shooting a video for the title track from her new album, Street Parade, at the Music Box, the musical [...]

Mardi Gras Photos: From Krewe du Vieux to Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter

Photographer Kim Welsh was everywhere this Carnival season. From big parades like Krewe du Vieux, Muses, Orpheus, Proteus, and Zulu; to smaller parades like ‘tit Rex, Barkus and the Red Beans & Rice parade, she managed to find time to shoot beautiful photos capturing whatever part of the spirit of Mardi Gras can possibly be [...]

Theresa Andersson Previews New Album Street Parade in a Street Parade

One of the highlights of this Mardi Gras season so far was Theresa Andersson‘s unexpected ride atop a large puppet goose during the Street Parade, due out April 24. Andersson approached Muses with the idea, then she worked with her husband, puppeteer Arthur Mintz and Jacques Duffourc (who worked with Mintz on The Fantastic Mr. [...]

Krewe of Muses Parade: Photos

The Krewe of Muses‘ greatly anticipated parade rolled Thursday night, featuring many of New Orleans’ most popular marching groups and high school bands, including O. Perry Walker, St. Augustine, and Warren Easton. Groups that marched in the Muses parade included the Big Easy Rollergirls, Pussyfooters, Camel Toe Lady Steppers, Bearded Oysters, 610 Stompers, Noisician Coalition, [...]

Krewe of Muses’ Mardi Gras Throws

Plush? “You can never have enough plush.” Coozies? “You can never have enough coozies.” It’s a month from Mardi Gras and Virginia Saussy’s going over the throws for this year’s Muses parade. Saussy’s the creative director for the Krewe of Muses, and she’s fidgeting, trying to relax and talk in the living room of her [...]

Krewe of Chaos and Krewe of Muses Parades: Photo Slideshow

Thursday, March 3, the Krewes of Babylon, Chaos and Muses rolled on the traditional uptown route from Napoleon Avenue, uptown on St. Charles, and onto Canal Street. The all-female Muses parade was the highlight of the evening, with some of the best of the high school marching bands and marching/dance crews galore, including the Pussyfooters, [...]