Mardi Gras

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

RISING FROM THE ASSHES! The Krewe du Vieux and His Honorairety Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack are “All Fired Up” !

Sun, 01/10/10
The satirical Krewe du Vieux Carre parade will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2010, rolling through the Marigny and French Quarter. The King of KdV for 2010 will be hisself the music legend Dr. John, with Priestess Miriam Chamani reigning as Queen. In typical KdV fash... Read more

Happy Mardi Gras!

Fri, 12/11/09
Happy Mardi Gras, y'all! Get out and enjoy the festivities! See St. Ann, bring your drum, go see some Mardi Gras Indians under the overpass at Claiborne and Orleans. Catch some Zulu coconuts! Read more

Mardi Gras Indian Show

Sat, 03/28/09
Authored by Tom Morgan
I just wanted folks to know that I am continuing to make available my 2009 Mardi Gras Indian Show with special guests John Sinclair, Second Chief David Montana and War Chief Juan Pardo. Three hours of Indian music and discussions of what makes this part of New Orleans culture ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2009

Sun, 03/15/09
Thanks for a Great Spring Pledge Party! A special note from our Membership Director, Crystal Gross: We fell a bit short of our goal, but more than 1,700 members called or went online to pledge their support, and I personally want to thank you for doing your part to help '... Read more

A Mardi Gras Sisyphus Story

Sun, 02/22/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
For many New Orleanians, Mardi Gras season is the time to take down the boxes stuffed with glittery fabric and feathers, hit the thrift stores, and start stirring the paper mache. What does costuming mean? A time to escape, a time to play, a time to hide and be seen all at onc... Read more

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