The good news is that I am very, very busy preparing for the release of Django Unchained and the debut of my part as Leonardo DiCaprio’s sister, Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly as well as another project I’ll be announcing soon. The bad news is that I haven’t had much time to blog (or do laundry, etc.). We stumbled across my beloved Roots of Music marching band and founder, Derrick Tabb (of Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band) as they prepared for their upcoming trip to the Tournament of Roses Parade in California while on our way to catch The Krewe of Jingle Parade. Very exciting.
When we got to Canal Street, we caught the new Hare Krishna parade, a procession led by women dancing in colorful gowns. Rather than being drawn by a tractor or horses, the float was pulled down the street by people on ropes. An NOPD officer explained that the super-tall float collapses very time they come to a street light – then rises to full height again. You really never know what you might see next in New Orleans.
We really enjoyed the Downtown Development District‘s Canal Street: Home for the Holidays Krewe of Jingle Parade last year and, despite the occasional rain sprinkles, this year was also wonderful. Because of my schedule, please forgive my brevity and lack of fun descriptions that make my love for this city so obvious and just enjoy the photos of Sophie B. Wright Charter School, Muff-A-Lottas, George Washington Carver High School, Centre Stage School of Dance, Mademoiselle Dwyn’s School of Dance, Urban Cowboys Riding Club, Samuel J. Green Charter School, Edgar P. Harney Elementary, Pussyfooters, Girlz-N-Motion, pedicabs, The Cultural Elite Academy of Dance, Krewe of the Rolling Elvi, Mr. Bingle, Uniques School of Dance, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, 1896 steam engine spewing bubbles, Jeannie Morris School of Dance and Santa! Also a couple of shots of the beautifully decorated Roosevelt New Orleans.