Fat Tuesday was cancelled during World War 2, World War 1 and even the Civil War. All of those, completely understandable reasons. But, in 1979 Mardi Gras was cancelled in New Orleans for a very different reason, and people were not happy.
The NCAA prohibits student athletes from receiving bribes or “extra benefits” to play sports, but former LSU and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has just publicly admitted he was "Paid very well" to play basketball for the Tigers.
By now, you've had the chance to get to know "Queen Marie Laveau I" Jenny Krueger. Now, it's time for you to get to know "King Samedi I", Dwight Prudhomme, Vice President of Republic National Distributing Company.
The New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival, sponsored by Shell Oil, is all set for April 22nd through May1st at Fair Grounds Race Course. They have just announced the full lineup for this, and it's a doozy!
Mardi Gras will take over Louisiana on Tuesday, February 9th. It will be a day filled with floats, cold beer, good food, lots of beads and pancakes. Wait, pancakes? Well, you'll be eating pancakes if you're celebrating Shrove Tuesday.
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