I had to use the snow blower this afternoon to remove about five inches of snow from my driveway. The  melted snow is freezing on side roads as I write. And while I don’t see any more snow in the forecast, I want to talk about events in warmer climes.


NOLA.com confirmed it tonight. The Uptown Mardi Gras Indians, weather permitting, will process this Sunday, March 15th.  It is one of the most unique and colorful spectacles I have ever witnessed and we will be there. It is presented by the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council and festivities will feature performances by The Hot 8 Brass Band (photo left), Big “Al” Carson, Stooges Brass Band, Young Men Olympian (photo left), Lady Buckjumpers, Lady Divas, D.J. Jubilee, The Troop, BW R&B Singing Group, Joe “Cool” Davis, Captain Charles and King Fashion. Oh yeah!

Other events scheduled during the next few days include: Italian-American St. Joseph’s Day parade, French Quarter, Saturday night, March 14th; St. Patrick’s Parade, Metairie, Sunday noon, March 15th; and the Downtown Irish Club Parade, Bywater/French Quarter, Tuesday night, March 17th. 

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