STEPPIN' OUT "It's Carnival Time"
Premieres Thursday, February 14 at 8pm

Host Peggy Scott Laborde, along with Carnival historians Arthur Hardy and Errol Laborde, give their annual Mardi Gras overview.
Errol Laborde, Peggy Scott Laborde, Arthur Hardy
Among this year’s topics is the growth of the Krewe of Iris membership, the 50th Anniversary of the Society of St. Anne walking club, and dates changes for the krewes of Chewbacchus and ‘tit Rəx. Additional topics include the route changes in the Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras schedule.

Laborde and Hardy will also discuss what’s new for the 2019 Mardi Gras, including efforts to throw environmentally friendly beads. And they will also look back at the 150th anniversary of the Twelfth Night Revelers and the 40th anniversary of the New Orleans Police Strike.
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Hardy is publisher of Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide, now in its 43rd year. Errol Laborde is the author of many Carnival-related books, including Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival.

Additional air dates include: Saturday, February 16 at 11pm; Sunday, February 17 at 6pm; Monday, February 18 at 9:30pm; Friday, February 22 at 9:30pm

The 2019 Rex Ball And The Meeting of The Courts of Rex and Comus
Watch LIVE on WYES and at Mardi Gras Evening on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30pm

Also, if you're in the Baton Rouge area watch it on WLPB3 at 8pm.

Did you know the 2018 stream of the WYES REX BALL AND MEETING OF THE COURTS OF REX AND COMUS was viewed in 42 Countries around the world?
Photo Credit: Kathy Anderson Photography

Host Peggy Scott Laborde along with Carnival historian Errol Laborde will provide coverage of the THE 2019 REX BALL AND THE MEETING OF THE COURTS OF REX AND COMUS from the Sheraton and Marriott Hotels in downtown New Orleans.

Included during the LIVE broadcast are interviews with Carnival royalty past and present, along with features on Rex and Comus history. Viewers will hear the history of the French Opera House, considered the city's cultural center and the home to many Carnival balls. It burned one hundred years ago this year.

Also, featured is a look back at Mardi Gras 50 years ago and the new Rex history exhibit on view at the krewe's den.


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