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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Ogden After Hours…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Christ Thomas King. more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

New Mardi Gras App Tracks Parades in Real Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Rob Hudak, (504) 558-7778, robh@z-comm.com
Chris Gautreau, (225) 448-0757, chrisg@z-comm.com


NEW MARDI GRAS APP
TRACKS PARADES IN REAL TIME

NEW ORLEANS – Track the progress of Mardi Gras parades in real time this Carnival season with Experience Mardi Gras, a new app downloadable to Apple® or Droid® mobile devices free of charge.

Developed by WWL-TV and Zehnder Communications, Experience Mardi Gras offers PARADE TRACKER, which maps the real-time progress of one major New Orleans parade each day, beginning with the Krewe of Muses on March 3 and ending with the legendary Krewe of Zulu on Fat Tuesday, March 8. Additional parades will be tracked each year.

Other Experience Mardi Gras features include:
· Complete New Orleans parade schedules and start times.
· All New Orleans parade routes plotted on Google Maps®.
· Parade video and interviews from WWL-TV.
· Video with Mardi Gras legends like Al “Carnival Time” Johnson.
· Up-to-the-minute listings of live music and other Mardi Gras events.

“We designed this app to be the ultimate tool for Mardi Gras,” said David Robison, director of digital media for WWL. “Whether you’re a die-hard local, out-of-towner, traveling by yourself or with a group, this app keeps all the details updated and in one place.”

Experience Mardi Gras can be downloaded from the iPhone® and Droid® online app stores free of charge through generous sponsorships from Zatarain’s® and Tabasco®. In addition, Blain Kern’s Mardi Gras World provided access to floats for the PARADE TRACKER feature.

WWL-TV is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting David Robison, Director of Digital Media, WWL-TV at 504-529-6382.

Zehnder Communications is a fully integrated advertising agency providing a wide range of services, including strategic marketing, public relations, media placement, creative services, social media, interactive design and programming. With offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Nashville, the agency has been serving the greater Southeast region for 15 years.

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