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Fat Tuesday fun facts!

LOUISIANA (FOX44) — We all know how to celebrate the day, but where exactly does the tradition come from.

Mardi Gras' healing horses

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX8) -- The next time you're on a parade route, you may recognize two Mardi Gras horses named Bear and Pinot.

Time changed for Spanish Town Parade due to weather

BATON ROUGE, LA — The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Office, Baton Rouge Police Department and Spanish Town Parade Officials have made a decision to change the Spanish Town's Parade start time from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m., Sa

Trombone Shorty to perform at White House for Black History Month celebration

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX44) — Music is pouring out from every corner of Louisiana right now for Carnival season. Next week, some of our sound is headed to the White House.

Artemis parade rolls in wet weather

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Despite dreary weather, the Krewe of Artemis parade rolled out without a hitch on Friday night. It rained most of Friday, but the all-female krewe braved the elements.

Skateboarders gear up for two big weekend events

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Local skateboards have a big weekend ahead and it all begins tomorrow in downtown Baton Rouge. Heartthrob Skateboards is hosting a high flying anniversary party at Red Star Bar Friday night.

Lemonade Day set for May 12

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Area business leaders come together to finalize the upcoming Lemonade Day at Zolia Bistro.

Super Bowl coin toss lands Papa John's customers free pizza

LOUISVILLE, LA — Papa John’s pizza was the official pizza sponsor of the NFL and Super Bowl XVLI and today their customers are getting a little something for free.

Two music worlds collide at Chelsea’s for Saturday dance night

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Chelsea’s Café off Perkins Road will be the spot where two worlds will collide on Saturday, Feb. 4. The uniquely split bar will utilize the dividing space to create two unique dance experiences.

One of a kind Flip Flop shop opens in Perkins Rowe

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- If you're ready to expose those toes, we've got the store for you. The Flip Flop Shop is now open in Perkins Rowe. Sandals are all this specialty shop sells.