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Treme – Home for Mardi Gras

After a week of Treme withdrawal, the show returned with its Mardi Gras episode. Looks like the rumor the finale would take place at Mardi Gras must have been a misunderstanding, I’m guessing the finale takes place on St. Joseph’s Day, Super Sunday – the day of the almighty Mardi Gras Indians. I can’t wait! Continue reading

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Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras actually means Fat Tuesday in French. It is the culmination of Carnival. At midnight, the police clear Bourbon Street and the street cleaners come through to mark the beginning of Lent.

But first, we have an all-day giant party with parade after parade. Continue reading

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