Mardi Gras

Recipe: Cocktail tastes like King Cake!

Thu, 01/31/13
Authored by Bill DeTurk
New Orleans, January 2013:  Welcome to my kind of King Cake Party! We could talk from Epiphany to Mardi Gras about king cakes and la galette des rois, and stuff you find inside; however, I prefer a discourse on drinking one’s way through Louisiana’s epic culture. So, let’s ... Read more

Scenes from Chalmette

Mon, 02/13/12
Authored by Christy
Beads, spears, footballs and frisbees flew off the 19 floats rolling through Chalmette and into the ready hands of spunky parade goers who braved a stiff breeze and bone chilling cold to catch the bounty, have some fun and work their winter look at the Knights of Nemesis' 7... Read more

Big Plans for Big 7

Thu, 02/02/12
Authored by Christy
A space for kids to discover their talents and celebrate their own amazing culture: second lines, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians and more - that's what the Original Big 7 Cultural Division provides. Take the Red Flame Hunters: the Big 7's own Mardi Gras Indian tribe, compo... Read more

Mardi Gras 2011 Highlights

Wed, 01/04/12
Jump Links: Alski Does Bacchus Island Style Action Jackson Gears Up for Oshun 2011 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule Past Mardi Coverage Despite a bit of rain on Mardi Gras day, this Carnival season was jam-packed with parades and parties, and OZ was especially lucky to ride in ... Read more

Reflections from the Zulu Float

Thu, 03/24/11
Authored by Stuart Raper
WWOZ Show Host Stuart Raper rode on the 'OZ float in Zulu this Mardi Gras Day, 2011. Here he reminiscences on the experience, and on how being a part of WWOZ carries cache in the city of New Orleans. Best Mardi Gras day EVER. Read more

Grand Marshal Action Jackson Gears Up for Oshun Parade

Fri, 02/25/11
Authored by Jennifer Odell
WWOZ met up with Action Jackson, a local DJ and community activist, at his "coming out party" to see how he was preparing to be Grand Marshal for this year's Oshun parade. Find out more about this local music icon who does so much to support New Orleans second line and Mardi ... Read more

The Greatest Mardi Gras Ever

Fri, 12/10/10
It began with the New Orleans Saints winning their first Superbowl to thundering chants of "Who Dat?!" Then they were honored with a Saints Appreciation Parade, while Brees & Co. were featured in several other parades. And guess which were the two most popular colors at Mardi ... Read more

It's a Black & Gold Mardi Gras!

Fri, 02/12/10
The New Orleans Saints beat the Colts to win their first-ever Superbowl, definitively answering the question "Who Dat?!" New Orleans honors the boys in Black & Gold with a Saints Appreciation Parade on February 9, and several other parades will feature Saints players and staff... Read more

Billy Delle's Golden Reel Award-Winning 1995 Mardi Gras Special Airs Wed, Feb 10, 9:00 P.M.

Mon, 02/08/10
Tune in Wednesday Feburary 10th at 9:00 p.m. as we will rebroadcast Billy Delle's 1995 Mardi Gras Special, produced by 'OZ general manager David Freedman. Take off your shoes and throw them in the corner for this "house party" hosted by the Kunta Kinte of New Orleans street... Read more

The Inside View on the Krewe du Vieux

Mon, 01/25/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
As everyone in New Orleans knows, becoming a member of a New Orleans' Mardi Gras Krewe isn't always the easiest thing to accomplish...just try and join Rex...I dare you. But Rex doesn't hold the patent on exclusivity, or popularity. While the big parades that roll on Fat T... Read more

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