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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose

Room 220

If only we didn’t try to be bigger than our hearts with our hearts: An interview with Jenn Marie Nunes



Jenn Marie Nunes will publish her first full-length book, AND/OR, this spring with Switchback Books after winning the feminist press’ inaugural Queer Voices contest, judged by Dawn Lundy Martin.


LSU Alums Hill and Backham Golden in NFL


The Saints’ season is retro, evoking the paper bag era. And, LSU’s 8-4 record was a disappointment to most Tiger faithful. However, the purple and gold still provided a reason to watch the NFL on a Sunday even when the struggling Saints are playing on Monday. LSU alumni and pro rookies Jeremy Hill and Odell Beckham, Jr. posted an impressive Sunday (12.14.)


Committees Dish Bowl: Wolf Pack, OSU, Tide Rolling to Dome, LSU to Nashville


Despite, a disappointing season for SoLa in both pro and college football, there are still bowl games to look forward to. LSU was gifted the opportunity to finish the season in style. The Ragin’ Cajuns have found an appointment for their annual romp in da Dome, and it looks ‘Bama will be back in town in 2015.


Orion Blasts Louisiana Back to Space


By Ashley Larsen

Today, millions of Americans watched as the Orion spacecraft was launched into the sky from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but what most people didn’t know is that it carried a lot of Louisiana with it. Both the capsule and a piece of the payload can lay claim to roots on the bayou.


SEC Joins Campaign Against Sexual Assault on Campus (Video)


The Southeastern Conference (SEC) actually involves much more than athletics. Today, the conference tooks steps to address one of the larger problems at any university. LSU and the 13 other SEC schools have partnered up with the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign to fight sexual assault on campus. Today, the initiative rolled out a different kind of advertisement which will become a staple during Tigers’ games.


Sunday Morning Quarterback

Takeaways from LSU's 30-27 Win Over Florida



LSU edged out 30-27 win in a nail biter against Florida on Saturday (10.12) night. The nail biter was LSU’s first SEC win, and handed the troubled squad some momentum as they eye tough match ups against Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Texas A&M in the weeks ahead. Top Freshman recruit Leaonard Fornette looked as if he is coming into his own as did the defense. QB Anthony Jennings did not.


Moving Murals in the Red Stick


By Ashley Larsen

#Iammidcity. Tonight, Baton Rouge MidCity is hosting a unique community art event to celebrate the people and the character of Mid City. LSU students, enrolled in the 2014 Mid City studio class, are creating the architectural mural with the help of several businesses in Baton Rouge as well as The Walls Project. Friday's (10.10) soiree will be focusing on receiving input from the community on the project as well as raising support for the project.


Out Tigered: LSU Throttled by Auburn 41-7

Defense Once Again Thwarted by Spread



LSU came into Jordan-Hare Stadium nine point underdogs against the Other Tigers of Auburn. Freshmen Brandon Harris, Leonard Fournette, and Malachi Dupre were saddled with the weight of leading the Purple & Gold against the SEC West team. The game was daunting but filled with hope for the future. That hope was quickly dashed and LSU was throttled 41-7. It is going to be a long fall in Baton Rouge.


Brazile-an Facts: LSU to House Politico's Papers


Time to see how competitive James Carville is. Fellow local political strategist Donna Brazile just donated 32 boxes of political memorabilia documenting her involvement and career in Democratic politics to LSU libraries. A proud Kenner native and graduate of LSU, she was the first African American to campaign for the presidency and managed Al Gore’s presidential bid in 2000.


Miss'd Opportunity: QB Controversy as LSU Beaten By Unranked Miss St 34-29


For weeks, Saturday’s game at Tiger Stadium has been billed as the “real home opener.” The 34-29 result bodes poorly for the remainder of the season. Despite a late surge to make score close, LSU was thoroughly outplayed. More worrisome, a resounding exclamation point was placed on the quarterback controversy.Leonard Fournette was not a factor, but Josh Robinson certainly was. Les Miles and Cam Cameron left only questions but Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen answered them all.


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