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KREWE OF MUSES RIDERS WILL THROW MARDI GRAS CUPS DESIGNED BY MCMAIN STUDENT
Krewe of Muses riders will throw Mardi Gras cups designed by McMain student

February 16, 2012
NOLA.com Nhi Hoang, a student at McMain High School, designed the Krewe of Muses cup this year. showing Clio, the Muse of history. Along with plush toys and glittery shoes, spectators at the Muses parade tonight will be scrambling for the artwork of Nhi Hoang, 17. The senior at McMain High School won the Muses’ annual student cup design contest with her pen-and-ink drawing of Clio, muse of history. The contest brings with it $1,000 for the McMain art department and the opportunity for Hoang to see her artwork fly through the air on showers of plastic cups. Nhi Hoang, a student at...
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ACTRESS PATRICIA CLARKSON TO REIGN AS HONORARY MUSE
Actress Patricia Clarkson to reign as Honorary Muse

December 29, 2011
WNOL NEW ORLEANS - N.O. native and award-winning actress Patricia Clarkson has been named the Honorary EveryMuse for the 2012 season, the krewe announced Thursday. Clarkson will lead the parade from the iconic 17-foot tall fiber optic-encrusted red pump shoe float. The krewe said it chose Clarkson because she is a woman the Krewe deemed the embodiment of the spirit of the nine muses. Traditionally, the Krewe of Muses annually selects an honoree who exemplifies a single Muse from Greek mythology. “We are honored to have Patricia Clarkson as our first-ever Honorary EveryMuse. She is...
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KREWE OF MUSES 2011: RIDING ON A MARDI GRAS FLOAT
Krewe of Muses 2011: Riding on a Mardi Gras Float

March 08, 2011
USAToday.com Spectators may only grab a glimpse of Mardi Gras floats as they roll by, but for the riders, preparing for a New Orleans parade is an all-day affair. I rode in the Krewe of Muses this year for the fifth time since joining the Mardi Gras organization back in 2001. It proved to be the best ride I’ve done so far, so I thought it would be fun to give you a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes. Mardi Gras “krewes” – a name for a New Orleans parading or social organization, that dates back to the mid-1800s – range in size, purpose and traditions. Most of the...
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ZULU HAS ITS COCONUTS, BUT THE KREWE OF MUSES HAS SHOES
Zulu has its coconuts, but the Krewe of Muses has shoes

February 19, 2009
NOLA.com When asked to pick a favorite Mardi Gras parade, more and more Mardi Gras revelers are beginning to select the Krewe of Muses. Originating in 2000, the krewe is new compared to organizations like Comus, Rex and Zulu which date back decades, but their loyal fan base grows year after year, and shoe after shoe. Traditionally, krewes’ throws include beads, doubloons and medallions with a smattering of specialty items commemorating events or milestones. A “Muses Shoe” decorated with a New Orleans Bingo! Show photo taken by New Orleans photographer Erika...
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