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Posted: November 13, 2013
This afternoon the Krewe of Thor announced that the 41-year old club will not parade in Metairie in 2014. Captain and founder Mac Cantrell, Jr, whose family has been in the float building business for seven decades, is asking Jefferson Parish for a parade permit for the 2015 season when he plans to present an entirely new krewe in the style of traditional, satirical New Orleans parade. Cantrell stressed that Thor could have paraded in 2014, but not in the style that he or the Parish expects for it parades. "We also wanted to give the Parish and the general public early notice of our intentions," Cantrell said. Thor was scheduled to roll on Sunday, February 23 at 2 PM in Metairie.
The Mardi Gras Guide has also learned from the captain of the brand new Krewe of Atlantis, whose first parade was set to roll on Lundi Gras, that it will not parade in 2014. Atlantis replaced the new Krewe of Hera, which cancelled its first parade this year due to the threat of rain, and then lost its permit over the summer.
MARDI GRAS NEWS
Posted: November 09, 2013
2014 looks like a good year for celebrities. CARRIE UNDERWOOD is headlining the ENDYMION EXTRAVAGANZA where more than 13,500 tickets have already been sold.
On November 8, the Krewe of Bacchus announced HUGH LAURIE will reign as BACCHUS XLVI.
Expect a major announcement soon by JEFFERSON PARISH officials about the fate of two parades scheduled to roll in 2014. Also, look for breaking news about a suit against the ZULU SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB by a former king and officer for allegedly dismissing him from the krewe without proper cause.
Plans were announced last week for a new krewe-the Legions of Mars- comprised of current and former members of the military, to parade in 2015 in New Orleans on the first Sunday of the parade season in 2015, where three other parades are already scheduled. This new organization has not come before the Mayor's Mardi Gras Committee, although another new group did appear at the October meeting, asking to parade in 2015 on the first Friday night of the season, following Oshun and Cleopatra. It is not clear how the City Council can legally approve these additions to the parade calendar since next month its own new Mardi Gras Ordinance forbids new parades until the current quota of 33 parades is reduced by attrition to 30.
The CITY OF SLIDELL's new parade ordinance requires a $2,000 parade fee for daytime parades, and $4,000 for night. In New Orleans, the current fee is $750 for all parades.
Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans
Posted: October 02, 2013
Congratulations on the publication of their new 200+ page coffee table book
Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival by Errol Laborde, with principal photography by Mitchel Osborne.
Tuesday, October 8 6-7:30pm
Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St. ( at the Rink)
Saturday, Nov. 16, 1-3pm
Barnes and Noble,
3721 Veterans Blvd.
Saturday, November 23 2-4pm
Barnes and Noble
3414 Hwy. 190
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