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The 2018 Rex Ball

and the Meeting of the Courts of Rex and Comus

Since 1882, Mardi Gras in New Orleans has been crowned by the Meeting of the Courts of Rex and Comus. Join our host Peggy Scott Laborde as she brings this year’s meeting to you live from the Sheraton and Marriott Hotels in downtown New Orleans. Dr. Stephen Hales, Rex Organization historian and 2017 King of Carnival will join Errol Laborde to provide insight and commentary on the night’s events.

Enjoy over three hours of pageantry, history and artistry as we review Mardi Gras over the decades and interview Carnival royalty past and present, including the 2018 Queen of Comus.

Coordinating Producer—Barbara Sillery | Director—Will Morrow | Editors—Lenny Delbert, Lenny Delbert, Jr. | Executive Producers—Peggy Scott Laborde, Jim Moriarty.

Get the scoop on Mardi Gras 2018...Trump inspired floats, hotel occupancy, Canal Street parade changes, Tricentennial themes and women taking over Carnival!

STEPPIN' OUT "It's Carnival Time" 2018

Host Peggy Scott Laborde, along with Carnival historians Arthur Hardy and Errol Laborde, give their annual overview of the upcoming Mardi Gras season on WYES- TV during STEPPIN’ OUT “It’s Carnival Time” premiered on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.Hardy is the publisher of Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide, now in its 42nd year. Errol Laborde is the author of many Carnival-related books, including Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival. This year’s topics include the 50th anniversaries of the Krewes of Bacchus and Tucks, New Orleans Tricentennial tributes during Carnival and more.