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February 2014

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In This Issue

A Home Fit for a King

Kevin Kelly’s mansion is made for Mardi Gras.

Road Improvements Ahead

Good news for those who hate potholes.

Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Krewes News

How Carnival has changed

Interview with John Barry

The 2014 Krewe du Vieux king goes “Where the Vile Things Are.”

3 New Restaurants to Try

Enjoy some February fare at these new places.

22 Things To Do in New Orleans in February

Our top picks of the month's events

String Fever

Meet guitar maker Vincent Guidroz.

The Wild West at the Time of Rex

Carnival’s formative years and the most dramatic period of the American West paralleled each other.

Meet King Zulu 2014

An Interview with Garren Mims Sr.

Fleur de List

Our picks for Carnival's top 25 parades.

Cook Me Something, Mister!

Tasty recipes for the Carnival season

The New Orleans Guide to the Academy Awards

Locals have a lot to cheer for on Oscar night.

Read & Spin

New books and music with New Orleans flair

Show Your Wits


Rock of Ages

A mash-up of gems, stones and diamonds create an ideal music medley

Pell Grant Abusers

Education’s biggest cheaters



Baby Dolls and Skeletons

What the Patients Say

A Guide to Area Hospitals

Youth Study Center Opens

Rebuilding the Season

Discoveries from a dusty box

When Bacchus Got Slumdogged


Collectors Never 'Cease to Love'

Serious souvenir hunters can dress their own stage and celebrate Mardi Gras every day of the year.

Al Winters

The Man Behind “Shattered Shield” – Part Two of Two

RTA Increases Services

Carnival of the Non-Pirate

Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Cruise Control

Industry navigates past choppy waters

Trying Out the Remedy Room

Hungover? Just had a cold? Here's a place to rejuvenate.

Food and Fun

It is game time at these two bars.

The Enchanted Season