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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

On the Scene


The Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., again played host to the 71st Mystick Krewe of Louisianans’ annual Washington Mardi Gras festivities. The annual threeday event included Louisiana Alive! on Thursday night, which is a mixer event showcasing Louisiana foods from all over the state and live music 1 2 4 3 from various bands in Louisiana. Friday night is a seated dinner where the Mardi Gras princesses and festival queens are presented. Saturday night is the grand Mardi Gras Bal Gala, where the king is presented to the crowd of more than 3,000. After the royalty presentation, there is a procession with floats and marching bands that parade through the ballroom. – Mark Crawford

Washington Mardi Gras

1) Teri and Patrick Gullatt, Lisa Johnson

3) Regina Landry, Rob Brown

4) Bob Elder, Regina Bond, Bess Elder

5) Colvin Pruitt, Paul Pruitt

6) Donna Edwards, Margaret Shehee, Gov. John Bel Edwards

7) Emily Seabaugh, Alan Seabaugh

8) Jeff Thompson, Lillie Thompson

The Krewe des Ambassadeurs hosted their grand bal at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino. The theme for this year’s bal was “Around the World.” – Mark Crawford

Krewe des Ambassadeurs

9) Chaise Simpson, Lexi Branton, Kameron Simpson

10) David and Janey Macey, Amy Quinn, Bill McGill

11) Felisha and Brandon Ishee

12) Hailey Powell, Lacey Berry, Kallie Coe

13) Kelli Hayes, Debbie Vickers

Bossier Arts Council (BAC) celebrated their 10th Annual Artini festival at Bossier’s new East Bank Plaza, and it was literally a blast! Unexpectedly cold weather brought a chill, but it didn’t dampen the fun for die-hards who love a unique martini (or 20!) and great music. Tipsey turned up the volume while La Louisianne took care of the food spread. Top winners are: Judges Choice, Flying Heart Brewing & Pub; Most M’Artisinal, The Remington; and People’s Choice, Superior Steakhouse.


1) Bill White and Kimberly Stringe

2) Jason Holtzclaw and Event Chair Emerie Eck Gentry

3) BAC Executive Director Robin Jones and Jay Covington

4) Sharon and Phillip Jones

5) Jonathan Cockrell and Scott Hardwick

6) Erin and Josh Champion

7) Tonya and Robert Hester with Erika Barrington

The Krewe of Centaur hosted their annual Grand Mardi Gras Bal at the Shreveport Convention Center in downtown Shreveport. The theme was “Centaur Rocks,” and guests were given an LED bracelet to wear that flashed and changed colors to the music during the royalty presentation. Following the parade of the Royal Court, a breakfast buffet was served. Entertainment was provided by The Klocks. – Mark Crawford

Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Bal

8) Amanda Walker, Will Harris

9) Kerry and Carol Coe


10) Mike and Debbie Davis

11) Ashley and Ryan Peters

12) Tanner Chavez, Katelyn Ashley Dupont, Megan and Mario Chavez

13) Keith Festervan, Pam Griffi th

14) Judy Miller, Bob and Gayle Gansfus

15) Keith Woods, Erin Bristol

16) Melanie and Bob Ross

17) Mike and Melissa Jones


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