2021 would’ve marked NOMTOC’s parent organization, The Krewe of Jugs, 70th year of operation. They formed in 1951 but it took them nearly 20 years before the city would allow them to roll for Mardi Gras. Continue Reading
Update: Five hours after this article was posted the City of New Orleans relented, and agreed to allow go-cup sales in New Orleans restaurants.
The first domino has fallen.
On Thursday, The Krewe of Oshun officially canceled their 25th anniversary Carnival parade that was scheduled for February 5th of 2021.
It’s a smart, preemptive move in advance of what’s going to happen shortly. Continue Reading
These lane restrictions are needed for structural and mechanical bridge repairs that cannot be performed while the bridge is operational for maritime traffic
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
It had been the longest-running brothel (est. 1844) in the US til Marvin Zindler, a zealous TV newsman from Houston, stuck his nose into the affairs of madam Edna Milton.
Texas state attorney general, John Hill, was Zindler’s governmental mole who supplied the newsman with inside tips on the operation.
Zindler caught a fierce ass-whipping from local Sheriff TJ Flournoy for his troubles. When Mr. Zindler returned to La Grange a year and a half after his TV piece ran, the 71 year old Flournoy saw his chance and pounced, dragging Zindler from his black 1975 Continental Mark IV, and beating him from pillar to post, breaking his ribs and snatching his toupee right off his dome-then stomping it into the rich Fayette County dirt. more
When Atlanta rapper Killer Mike won a Grammy in 2002 how many of us would’ve predicted he’d eventually replace John T. Edge as the leader of Southern Foodways Alliance? Continue Reading
This weekend is the debut. Continue Reading
Over on my sister site Chowpapi I just started a 26 part, daily photo series devoted to one of our favorite Carnival season parading outfits: The Krewe of Red Beans.
The series falls under my Louisiana Daily Photo project which now has over 1500 entries.
Price turns 87 today.
If you ever find yourself riding around in Kenner, Louisiana where Price was born, you may stumble upon Lloyd Price Avenue, his hometown’s homage to the legend.
Feel like learning more about this old-school mover and shaker? Sit back and listen to this American Routes radio show from 2007 more.