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King’s Court Costume Contest Location Changed

Contestants are asked to be on site, dressed in costume prior to the 9 AM start time.

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Why Do We Throw Beads at Mardi Gras?

While at a Mardi Gras parade recently I was posed the question by some folks from Quebec, "Why do they throw beads?"

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Rain Or Shine, We’re Gonna Roll!

............And we have a LOT of beads, good ones! The Independent Parade rolls Tuesday at 2:00. I know the weather looks "Iffy". The forecast says "Scattered" showers. I think we'll be OK. I believe in the power of positive thinking!  Look for the KTDY/ Townsquare Media Float

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Do I Wash My Hair With It Or Drink It?

I've seen items from both ends of the spectrum of what can be thrown from Mardi Gras floats, from anatomically correct dolls to rosaries and even, ahem...condoms.

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Krewe de Red Hot Scott Ball [PHOTOS]

I had the honor of emceeing the Krewe de Red Hot Scott Ball this past Saturday night; these people know how to party!

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King’s Court Mardi Gras Costume Contest [UPDATE]

The annual King's Court Mardi Gras Costume Contest is at Parc Sans Souci on Mardi Gras Day at 9:00am. Throw me somethin', Mister!

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Mardi Gras Polyester Power Hour PLUS on Tuesday

Our buddy Sam will be reporting from the parade festivities and "all dat" with updates all morning!

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Mardi Gras and Weekend Traffic Notes for Louisiana

If you're headed out this weekend thru Mardi Gras for the parades here's the scoop on construction, lane closures and other traffic notes:

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UL Lafayette’s Krewe of Roux Parade is Thursday, February 7, 2013

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is joining the Mardi Gras fun with the student-organized Krewe of Roux parade, a tradition for more than 25 years. The parade,will begin at 4 PM on Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Mardi Gras Bead Art – Perfect For Your Wall

Every Mardi Gras it's the same thing - 'Let's see how many beads we can catch!', followed by 'what the heck do we do with all these beads?' Some creative artsy-types have found a great use for those colorful Mardi Gras trinkets, as a palette for their artistic endeavors

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Wanna Put Your Name On The Cajundome?

The naming rights to the Cajundome are going on the auction block! The Cajundome  has raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Acadiana for For the last 11 years.

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Schedule for Mardi Gras Barricades and Road Closures in Lafayette

With Mardi Gras activities beginning within the next two weeks, Public Works wants you to know about their preparations for parades and other activities. Here's the plan...

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