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Mardi Gras Season Rolls into Last Big Weekend in New Orleans

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Bill Fuller | Feb 7
The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.

Mardi Gras Season Kicks Into High Gear with Parades

PARTIES | By Rebecca Santana | Jan 31
Mardi Gras season is kicking into high gear in New Orleans with the first of the city's major parades rolling this weekend down the city's famed St. Charles Ave.

VIDEO: Vladimir Putin: The Unwitting Star of Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

A two kilometer parade with 10,000 sexual minority marchers and 300,000 LGBT and LGBT allied onlookers is probably the last place in the world that Russian despot and all around hate guy Vladimir Putin would want to find himself.

Muses Parade Kicks Off Big Carnival Weekend

NATIONAL | By Stacey Plaisance | Feb 28
Calling themselves "Glambeaux," the women of Mardi Gras’ Krewe of Musesshook and shimmied their way down city streets, paving the way for a new take on a Carnival tradition more than a century old.

Go for the Food: New Orleans

FOOD/DRINK | By Stacey Plaisance | Feb 20
Visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras? You’ll find hot dog stands galore along the parade routes, but some of the city’s finest fare can also be consumed along St. Charles Avenue, the main drag for th glitziest star-studded processions of Carnival.

Police Brutality at Sydney’s LGBT Mardi Gras Sparks Controversy

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
Australian police have been accused of brutality after a video surfaced that shows officers roughly handling a man during the city’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

Mardi Gras in Key West :: February 12, 2013

Duval Street was the place to be on Mardi Gras in the U.S.’s southernmost and wildest town. EDGE’s paparazzo were on hand to capture these photos of the celebration!

A New Generation Hits Mardi Gras New Orleans

A new generation of parades is hitting the streets of New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and they’re throwing away old traditions of big, glitzy floats and celebrity kings and queens for smaller, greener and sometimes naughtier floats with a hipster sensibility.

J.Lo and Fergie Add Star Power to Rio Carnival Parade

As millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival parade Sunday, at least a few eyes turned toward the stars, or at least toward the VIP boxes hosting celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Fergie.

Hometown Mardi Gras Celebrations Sweep the Nation

Mardi Gras has long been celebrated in U.S. coastal towns from Texas to Florida. And it means big business. "It is more of a regional thing, Mardi Gras is," said Stephen Toomey, whose family started a chain of Alabama-based Mardi Gras stores.

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