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Edgar Degas: The…

Apr 2 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 2 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

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

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 2 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Le Petit Theatre…

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

Longvue House and…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Dine at the magnificent estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens while brushing… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

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Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Ogden After Hours…

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

Southern Rep Theatre…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Southern Rep Theatre, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 2 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Apr 2 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for The Trio featuring the Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

JPAS Presents The…

Apr 3 - 4, 2015
For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Apr 3 - 3, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 3 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

New Orleans Jazz…

Apr 3 - 3, 2015
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Purchased Lives: New…

Apr 3 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Southern Rep Theatre…

Apr 3 - 3, 2015
Southern Rep Theatre, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Apr 2 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Krewe of Rex

February 12, 2013

The Rex parade is an annual attraction of traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras and considered a centerpiece of the festival because of the Krewe’s rich and colorful themes, maskers in original costumes and elaborately decorated and hand-painted floats.

 The Krewe Of Rex has held more parades than any other organization. They are the origin of many Mardi Gras traditions, including the official Carnival colors of purple, green and gold, as well as the collectible doubloon coins (introduced by Rex in 1960). The Krewe consists of 600 male riders and parades on the New Orleans uptown route on Mardi Gras day.

Founded in 1872, The Krewe Of Rex is one of the oldest participating groups in Mardi Gras. They formed in a New Orleans still recovering from the civil war as a way to entice tourists to visit the city and businesses to put down roots in the community. The city’s businessman originally organized Rex to put on a spectacle for the visiting of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia (remembered now as "Grand Duke Alexis").

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