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Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde

Le Krewe d'État: An Interview with a Carnival Captain

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments:
Feb 15, 2012 04:13 am
 Posted by  Peppermintwriter

Absolutely fabulous interview Errol and really in-depth questions and answers with you and the Captain of Le Krewe d'Etat! How great to realize Le Krewe d'Etat was the first parade ever to have blinking throes! They are historic in many ways too, even being a newer parade rather than an old-line parade. Their humor, with their designs and themes, is truly brilliant! I'd take Friday night's Le Krewe d'Etat over ANY other parade at Mardi Gras! They are really the BEST in my book! Wonderful feature! Keep up the good work!

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Weekly Commentary with New Orleans Magazine’s Errol Laborde

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Errol LabordeErrol Laborde holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Orleans and is the editor-in-chief of Renaissance Publishing. In that capacity he serves as editor/associate publisher of New Orleans Magazine and editor/publisher of Louisiana Life magazine.

Errol is also a producer and a regular panelist on Informed Sources, a weekly news discussion program broadcast on public television station WYES-TV, Channel 12. Errol is a three-time winner of the Alex Waller Award, the highest award given in print journalism by the Press Club of New Orleans. He also received the National and City Regional Magazine Association Award for Best Column for his New Orleans Magazine column, beating out 76 city magazines across the country. In 2013, Errol received the award for the "Best News Affiliated Blog," awarded by the Press Club of New Orleans.

Errol’s most recent books are Krewe: The Early Carnival from Comus to Zulu and Marched the Day God: A History of the Rex Organization. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his wife, Peggy, to anywhere they can get away to, but some of his favorite spots are the Caribbean and historic locations around Louisiana. You can reach Errol at (504) 830-7235 or errol@myneworleans.com.

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