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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


Sen. Landrieu Leading in New Poll


A new poll shows Sen. Mary Landrieu leading the runoff field that's vying to take her U.S. Senate seat by a comfortable margin. But the New Orleans Democrat has another main opponent that could give her rivals strength as November approaches: undecided voters.

 

The poll, a survey of 1,075 Louisiana residents conducted by the New York Times and Kaiser Family Foundation, showed Landrieu earning 42 percent of the vote. The next closest registered opponent was Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge), who garnered 18 percent of the vote. State Rep. Paul Hollis (R Metairie) and Co. Rob Maness got 5 and 4 percent of the vote, respectively.

 

However, all three of the GOP candidates were overtaken by undecided voters, which got a combined 30 percent of the vote. Twenty percent of respondents said they didn't know or didn't answer, while another 10 percent signalled they would rather vote for someone else, or won't vote.

 

The poll also asked voters to weigh in on Landrieu's job approval rating, and undecideds could once again hold sway on that question. Forty nine percent of respondents said they approved of Landrieu, while 45 percent said they didn't. However, another 6 percent said they didn't know or gave no answer.

 

In non-Senate race items, the poll also quizzed respondents on what they thought of Gov. Bobby Jindal and U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

 

Vitter, who plans to run for governor in 2015, garnered a 51 percent approval rating.

 

Meanwhile, 54 percent of voters disapproved of Jindal's job. The gov's results were identical to those of another question that asked Louisiana voters if they approved of President Barack Obama's job. In most of Louisiana, the Prez is seen as wildly unpopular. Over the last two election cycles, Republicans have sought to tie any Democrat who runs for office directly to Obama.

 

Get the full poll results here.




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