mardi gras

This week on The Reading Life: novelist Ladee Hubbard, author of “The Rib King,” which tells the story of the patriarch of the family we met in her first book, "The Talented Ribkins." We'll also hear from Arthur Hardy, publisher of Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide, now in its 45th edition.

Susan Larson talks with Echo Olander, Yoni Goldstein and photographer, Patrick Niddrie, about their new book, “I Wanna Do That!: The Magic of Mardi Gras Marching Krewes.”


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During a Mardi Gras Advisory Council meeting on Nov. 5, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that Mardi Gras 2021, while “not canceled,” would be “different” from carnivals in the past.

The major difference — no parades.

Derek Bridges

“Not canceled, just different.”

That was the title of the PowerPoint presentation that Mayor LaToya Cantrell shared during the Mardi Gras Advisory Council meeting Nov. 5.

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Blaine Kern Sr., known as “Mr. Mardi Gras,” has died at the age of 93.