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Posted: January 25, 2016

I will be doing my final two magazine signings Thursday January 28 from 11:30-1:30 in the gift shop at the West Jefferson Medical Center in Harvey, and at Whole Foods in Metairie from 5:00-6:30.

Look for me on Fox 8 this Friday morning around 8:15 and again at the start of the Oshun parade during the 4 PM and 5 PM Newscasts.

My Mardi Gras preseason preview will appear in Thursday's New Orleans Advocate.

Media Watch
Posted: January 21, 2016

Tonight at 7 PM on WYES-TV, the 30th annual Carnival edition of "Steppin' Out" will air, featuring Peggy Scott and Errol Laborde and yours truly, discussing this year's Carnival season.

Parade Calendar
Posted: January 21, 2016

This weekend's lineup of Carnival events is an example of the diversity and variety in Mardi Gras. For grown-ups only, the Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion parade Saturday from the Marigny through the French Quarter starting at 6PM. In Slidell Saturday, the popular Krewe of Bilge boat parade sails at noon, while the walking cub Mona Lisa & Moonpie begins at 6 PM. Sunday at 1PM in Metairie, the Little Rascals roll for the 33rd time, while the 13-float Perseus parade steps off at the same time in Slidell. And don’t forget the Pearl River Lions Club parade at 1 PM Sunday.

Posted: January 17, 2016

Get connected to the best of Mardi Gras with the new Mardi Gras Guide app! Maps and parade info for 50 parading krewes with links to their official krewe websites. Shop for King Cakes, Carnival supplies, restaurants and more. Happenings and events in and around town. Updates with new announcements and parade changes. Available now at the Apple App Store and Google Play for phone or tablet. The complete resource for Mardi Gras on the go! $4.99

Breaking News
Posted: January 15, 2016

Warren Easton grad Anthony Mackie will reign as the first black Bacchus.

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