Next Tuesday is a day that means “Party!” to many people.
And when it comes to Mardi Gras, most of us think of two place: Rio de Janeiro or New Orleans. Of course, New Orleans is much closer and therefore more likely for a destination celebration.
While the city has been a center of commerce and tourism, it has also been a place of art, literature, and – perhaps most known -- music. Artists over the decades have found homes there. Numerous movies have been set or filmed there. Writers have been inspired by the area and its history, as well as the legends of intrigue -- and maybe even magic.