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Posted: January 28, 2016

Friday morning on Fox 8 Morning News I will be on live around 8:15 with a weekend preview, and again live on the 4 PM and 5 PM newscasts at the start of the Oshun parade.

During the 9PM Fox 8 newscast, I will present a profile of Carnival memorabilia collector Herbie LeBlanc.

I will also be on WWL Radio with Timmy Tucker at 9:20 AM.

My parade previews and feature stories start Friday in the New Orleans Advocate.

Posted: January 25, 2016

Fat Tuesday is two weeks from today! And the weather for this weekend’s parade looks super.

The Krewe of Orpheus announced yesterday that Nathan Fillion from the ABC hit series, "Castle," will reign as monarch. Joining Fillion on his ride will be his real-life leading lady, Krista Allen, star of CW’s "Significant Mother." Orpheus co-founder Harry Connick Jr. will also ride. Headlining the 2016 Orpheuscapade will be Chevy Metal featuring Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters fame, The Party Crashers, No Limits and Bianca Del Rio.

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.

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