Latest Carnival Items
  • Jefferson may lose 2 krewes

    Jefferson Parish's oldest Carnival parading organization and its only remaining West Bank krewe face revocation of their parade permits for failing to field enough riders or floats when they paraded earlier this year.

  • Carnival to return to Norfolk in 2015

    Carnival Cruise Lines is returning to Norfolk next year with a new ship.

  • Slidell reviewing Carnival under new rules

    Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan said the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, passengers spell out the word "HELP" aboard the disabled Carnival Lines cruise ship Triumph as it is towed to harbor off Mobile Bay, Ala. About three dozen passengers aboard the ill-fated cruise liner have filed a lawsuit in Miami hoping to collect thousands of dollars as a result of lingering medical and mental issues they claim were caused by their nightmarish experience. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    Carnival, passengers in court over disabled ship

    About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.

  • A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazil keeps up Carnival pace of parties, parades

    Extraterrestrial toucan birds, neon green spacemen waving Brazilian flags and legions of scantily clad women and men dancing a furious samba opened the final round of Rio de Janeiro's extravagant Carnival parades that ran to dawn Tuesday.

  • Coast readies for Fat Tuesday revelry

    Skies were gray, temperatures were chilly, and there was some rain.

  • A dancer from the Nene de Vila Matilde samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil's Carnival turns focus to glitzy parades

    Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew even by local standards.

  • Jordan Karubian, of New Orleans, and his son and Joaquin, 1, try to catch beads from floats during the Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Muses parade kicks off big Carnival weekend

    A parade of women with a signature float in the shape of a giant high-heel had a different kind of glow this year.

  • Politicians give to Mardi Gras krewes

    From 2009 to 2012, Louisiana politicians used more than $310,000 in campaign contributions to ride in Mardi Gras parades and attend or sponsor krewe balls, according to a review of campaign records by ' The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News.

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