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The violence appeared to have little effect on Monday night crowds. St. Charles Avenue, including the area where gunfire broke out, was again lined with people dancing, drinking and eating in a football tailgate atmosphere as they awaited the evening's…
By Kevin McGill, Associated Press
Mardi Gras is back in New Orleans for the first time in two years. Some of the parades' newest members are the Laissez Boys, which entertain the crowd from the comfort of motorized recliners.
By Roby Chavez
Despite the pandemic, New Orleans is moving forward, albeit with a cautious approach, toward Mardi Gras. Fifteen parades across the New Orleans area are rolling this weekend.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. is investigating an attack near an American military base in Iraq, President Biden's top medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said it will take longer than expected for COVID-19 vaccinations to reach most of…
Coronavirus-related limits on access to Bourbon Street, shuttered bars and frigid weather all were expected to prevent what New Orleans usually craves at the end of Mardi Gras season.
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
All around New Orleans, thousands of houses are being decorated as floats because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the elaborate parades.
By Associated Press
The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have been canceled in New Orleans because the close-packed crowds could spread the coronavirus.
By David Redmon for The Conversation
A U.K. criminologist tells the dark story behind the production and use of Mardi Gras beads.
By PBS NewsHour
Composer Camille Saint-Saëns would have celebrated his 181st birthday on Sunday. During his lifetime, he was one of the world’s most famous composers. Today he is best known for his “Carnival of the Animals,” a legacy he would have found…
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