Saturday, December 30, 2006 Shreveport-Bossier's fabulous facility devoted to the costumes and glamour of Carniival

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

One of the ultimate Carnival experiences: seeing a Mardi Gras Indian in full suit

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The Mardi Gras Indians are a perfect example of New Orleans' marching societies. The massive and artistic costume becomes the float. Chanting and percussion is their musical accompaniment.

Blanc et Noir Marching Society meeting at Brother's Seafood 1 pm Sat, Jan 6

Bring your bad self and friends to Brother's Seafood, Red River Entertainment District, on Sat, Jan 6, at 1 pm. Dutch treat.

B & N planning and photos. Maggie Martin's story on us in the Times is slated to run Dec 31.

More info: or leave a message at 318-861-6809.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Blanc et Noir Marching Society meeting & photo shoot for the Times at Festival Plaza, downtown Shreveport, Thur, Dec 14, at 4 pm

If you'd like to join Shreveport's newest krewe, the Blanc et Noir Marching Society, you are invited to join us - in costume - at 4 pm on Thurs, Dec 14, at Festival Plaza.

There you will learn more about the New Orleans tradition of hiring a brass band and assembling a group of marchers around it. Marching krewes don't use floats. They do the second line around a marching band and may precede a parade, be part of a parade or establish their own parade.

Their costumes may be uniform or independently colorful. They may give throws to their favorites in the crowd or not. The main thing is to strut and entertain people by employing a brass band.

Dues are $25. You will recieve a copy of How To Mardi Gras, authored by the founder of Blanc et Noir, and a document attesting to charter member status.

The super generous may join at the Louis Quatorze level; their fee is $100. All monies are earmarked for 2 items: paying the band and constructing the club banner.

More info: or 318-861-6809.

Our principal job is to second line ahead of the Krewe of Highland Parade, Shreveport, on Sun, Feb 18. There will several meetings in Jan and Feb as we ready for the parade.

Laissez les bon temps ...