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Krewe of Gemini 2014 Parade Rules/Street Closings from Shreveport Police Department

With the Krewe of Gemini set to roll this Saturday, March 1st, there are a few things the Shreveport Police Department wants to make you aware of to ensure a fun and safe parade day for everyone.

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How To Catch The Most Mardi Gras Beads

I've ridden in my share of Mardi Gras floats, and while I'm not an expert, I know who and what I like to throw my hard-earned money at. Make no mistake, when someone is throwing you beads, they paid for it!

So how do you get the most beads? I have a few pointers for you!

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Best Places to Buy King Cakes in Shreveport and Bossier City

King cake is as much a Mardi Gras tradition as parades, Grand Bals and catching beads. But where are the best places to find the delicious cakes in Shreveport-Bossier? We've compiled a helpful list of local stores, shops and bakeries that sell King cakes.

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Krewe of Centaur Parade Weather Forecast

The Krewe of Centaur parade is tomorrow and is expected to be a beautiful day for attendees.

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Meet Mr. Kippers, the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux’s Mardi Gras Parade Grand Marshal

The party animals at Shreveport-Bossier's Krewe of Barkus and Meoux have named Mr. Kippers, an English bull terrier, as their parade's Grand Marshall.

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Mardi Gras winner Jodie Sava (Photo: Justin Massoud)
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Congrats to the First Two Winners of Our Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience Contest

The Krewe of Centaur's parade is Saturday, Feb. 22, and thanks to our awesome Mardi Gras contest with MetroPCS, we're sending two lucky winners and their friends to experience the event in their own heated, catered VIP tent.

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Watch a Heartwarming Tribute to Suzy Ryan

Suzy Ryan was a one-of-a-kind woman. She lost her battle with cancer last year, and is being honored by the Krewe of Centaur during this year's Mardi Gras season.

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The Top 5 Secrets to Catching Lots of Beads at a Mardi Gras Parade

The first big Mardi Gras parade of the season rolls on Saturday when the Krewe of Centaur begins on the Parkway in downtown Shreveport. Here are the top 5 ways to make sure you catch lots of beads and trinkets.

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These Are the Best Songs for Your Mardi Gras Music Playlist

Planning on tail-gating for Mardi Gras? Well, you're going to need food, drinks, seats and, most importantly, some great music to get your friends dancing! Here's a list of great party songs that are sure to get your Mardi Gras party going!

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Krewe of Centaur Parade Rolls on February 22, 2014 — What Will Weather Be Like?

We are gearing up for a spectacular parade on Saturday as the Krewe of Centaur rolls at 4:30.

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Win the Ultimate VIP Experience for Shreveport-Bossier’s Mardi Gras

Want to score your very own tent, reserved parking and more during two of Shreveport-Bossier biggest Mardi Gras parades? Here's your chance to make this year's celebration one to remember.

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Great Things to Do in Shreveport Bossier, Feb. 7-9

Some great things to do this weekend in Shreveport-Bossier. Friday night (Feb. 7), Heart is performing at the Horseshoe Riverdome. That same night, the Krewe Des Ambassadeurs throw their annual Mardi Gras Grand Bal.

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