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TODAY in NOLA 3.1.17


Broken beads still line the streets, but Carnival chaos is over until 2018. Ash Wednesday is being honored across the city, and a number of film screenings, art receptions, and singer showcases are occurring tonight. On this day in 1967, NOLA District Attorney Jim Garrison arrested Clay Shaw on the charge of conspiracy to assassinate JFK. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

 


A Moveable Fast

Marking the End of Mardi Gras, Beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday



Over the past three weekends the front portico of the St. Stephen church on Napoleon Avenue has overseen all sorts of dancing and drinking, stomping and pussyfooting--perhaps even some pleading and minor envy of a neighbor’s spot on the neutral ground.  But come Ash Wednesday, a steady parade of the penitent climb the stairs and enter the large sanctuary for the first masses of the Lenten season. 


Meat and Greet: Rio Mar Breaks from Seafood to Host 'Pleasures of the Flesh' Carnival Dinner


Carnival came early this year, following on the coattails of New Years Resolutions. As Catholics prepare to double their penance for Lent, one local chef is giving meat lovers a chance to gorge before their seafood “sacrifices.”


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