Krewe of Selene

Photo provided by the Krewe of Selene - The 2014 King and Queen ofthe Krewe of Selene are Kevin Walcott and Margaret Diaz.

Founded in 1998, the all-female krewe is named for the ancient Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. The krewe paraded Feb. 28 to the theme ‘Selene Salutes TV Classics’ with 300 riders and 14 floats. Continue reading→

Area Mardi Gras Parades 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 4KREWE OF ZULU: 8 a.m., Uptown New Orleans. www.kreweofzulu.comKing Gabriel’s Parade: 10 a.m., Lafayette.KREWE OF Rex: 10 a.m., Uptown New Orleans. www.rexorganization.comKREWE OF Elks Orleans: follows Rex, Uptown New Orleans.KREWE OF Crescent City: follows Elks Orleans, Uptown New … Continue reading→

Photos: Krewe of Zeus

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --

Metairie’s oldest parading group, the Krewe of Zeus welcomed in Lundi Gras with its 57th procession on Monday. This year’s theme: “Gentlemen, You Have Your Heading.” Continue reading→

Photos: Krewe of Proteus

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- The Krewe of Proteus the second oldest parading Mardi Gras Krewe parades on Napoleon Ave.  with the theme of

One of the oldest parading krewes, Proteus, offered up 20 floats with the theme of “Ancient Elements of Alchemy.” Floats included Earth, Tria Prima, Water and the Philosopher’s Stone. Continue reading→

Photos: Lundi Gras

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Zulu King Garren Mims Sr., left, shakes the hand of Rex, King of Carnival, John P. 'Jack' Laborde, as they meet in Spanish Plaza during Lundi Gras festivities along the riverfront  in New Orleans, La., on Monday, March 3, 2014.

Zulu King Garren Mims, Sr. and Rex King of Carnival John P. ‘Jack’ Laborde meet in Spanish Plaza during Lundi Gras festivities along the riverfront in New Orleans on Monday. Continue reading→

Who’s who on the royal reviewing stand

When Rex, the king of Carnival, parades through downtown New Orleans today, the queen of Carnival, Miss Carroll Irene Gelderman, and her royal court of eight maids and eight dukes will await the float bearing his majesty and two youthful … Continue reading→

Video: Battle of the Bacchus Bands

Southern University’s “Human Jukebox” Marching Band of Baton Rouge led by Lawrence Jackson battles the Talladega College Tornadoes Marching Band in a friendly band war at the start of Krewe of Bacchus Parade Sunday March 2, 2014. Continue reading→

Photos: Krewe of Thoth

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --

Krewe of Thoth paraded through its traditional Uptown route with a 40-float procession made up of nearly 1,500 men. The theme anticipated the Academy Awards: “Thoth Rolls Out the Red Carpet.” Continue reading→

Photos: Corps de Napoleon

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Four year old Sophia Winningham and her father Johnny scream and wave at passing floats during The Corps de Napoleon in Metairie on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Napoleon rolled with 26 floats and a theme of

Corps de Napoleon, 26 floats “Louisiana Legends and Landmarks” is theme. Emperor Napoleon --Joshua Morales-- and queen Cheryl Loy reigned over the the club’s 34th anniversary. Continue reading→