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February  Edition  2017

Weekending February 24th-26th, 2017

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It's Carnival Weekend Everybody!

Its the weekend before Carnival when their are more and more Mardi Gras parades. The krews start parading morning hours into the evening.  The big krews like Endymion and Bacchus are the must see parades.

Endymion the largest krewe in Mardi Gras history came to be in 1967 as a small neighborhood parade in the Bayou St. John-Gentilly neighborhoods.  After seven years Endymion had grown into a super club. The krewe annually selects celebrity grand marshals; Dolly Parton, Chicago, and the Beach Boys, paraded with the krew members and entertain guests at the Extravaganza held in the Louisiana Superdome following the parade.

The krew of Bacchus, came about when a meeting of twelve New Orleans businessmen in 1968 wanted to add more to the Carnival season in New Orleans. They created larger float and added a national celebrity as its monarch numerous celebrities, including Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Raymond Burr and Charlton Heston have played the Greek god of wine.

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Mardi Gras Weekend Parades

Friday, February 24, 2017

Krewe of Hermes 
6:00 p.m. — Starts at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street Wraps-up at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.
[Map of parade route click here]

Krewe d’Etat
6:30 p.m. — Starts at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street Wraps-up at the Marriott hotel on Canal Street.
[Map of parade route click here]

Krewe of Morpheus
7:00 p.m. — Starts at Jefferson Avenue and Annunciation Street Wraps up at Tchoupitoulas and Poeyfarre streets
[Map of parade route click here]

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Krewe of Iris
11:00 a.m. — Starts at Napoleon and Claiborne avenues Wraps-up at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.
[Map of parade route click here]

Krewe of Tucks
12:00 p.m. — Starts at Napoleon Avenue and Laurel street; Wraps-up at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.
[Map of parade route click here]

Krewe of Endymion 
4:15 p.m. — Starts at City Park and Orleans avenues; Wraps-up at Girod Street  and Loyola Avenue.
[Map of parade route click here]

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Krewe of Okeanos
11:00 a.m. —  Starts at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; wraps-up at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.
[Map of parade route click here]

Krewe of Mid-City
11:45 a.m. — starts at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; wraps-up at Canal and Magazine streets.
[Map of parade route click here]

Krewe of Thoth
12:00 p.m. — Starts at Tchoupitoulas and State streets; wraps-up at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.
[Map of parade route click here]

Krewe of Bacchus
5:15 p.m. — Starts at Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue; enters Convention Center on Calliope Street.
[Map of parade route click here]

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@The Republic

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tyler Marenyi AKA Nghtmre's rise to the top has been a dream to say the least.

Some would say he arrived the day Skrillex made his ID the only unknown record in his 2015 Ultra set, a record that would go on to be arguably the biggest Trap song that summer.
After playing his first headline gigs the week after, Tyler went on to hit almost every major festival in North America, including Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, Snow Globe, Freak Night, OMFG NYE, Moonrise, Contact Music Festival, and LifeInColor Festival.
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