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Young Wayne Toups In Milton, Louisiana

“1987 Soybean Festival” in Milton Louisiana, clip from a festival in October, a very young Wayne Toupes sings, great then and great now! An extrodinary rare clip from my collection.

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Posted by mark - November 23, 2014 at 4:40 am

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Places to hold baby shower (Louisiana residents only please)?

I am planning a baby shower! I’m hoping to find a nice place within metairie, kenner, or new orleans to hold it. I really just want a place with a room to hold up to 50 guests, and a place which allows me to control the decorating and the food (i don’t like paying ridiculous amounts of money to eat the same kind of food I could cook and bring!).

If you know of any places that would be good to contact, please let me know! As of right now, budget is not an issue.

Every large hotel and many smaller hotels offer meeting/banquet space for rent. There are also stand-alone options like the Jefferson-Orleans (though their minimum is 150 guests):

You might also consider holding the shower at the Zoo or at City Park, both of which have meeting/banquet facilities, a family-friendly environment, and free parking.

Good luck!

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Posted by mark - June 8, 2014 at 7:34 am

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(1) Young Wayne Toups, Plays At “Cowgirls” In The Mid 1980’s

A step back in time, another nostalgic memory. “Young” Wayne Toups just starting out at a club called “Cowgirls” located in Scott, Louisiana. Although the club is no more, my transcribed VHS of Wayne Toups music (back in the mid 1980’s) still goes on. Of interest to all that love music, to enjoy and for some to reminisce. Keep in mind we did not have the technology that is current of today’s times.

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Posted by mark - August 27, 2013 at 1:27 am

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what type of music comes from french speaking settlers of louisiana?

"Zydeco is a form of American roots or folk music, that evolved from the jure during the late 1800’s call and response vocal music of the black and multiracial French speaking Creoles of south and southwest Louisiana."

"Cajun music, an emblematic music of Louisiana, is rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Catholics of Canada."

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Posted by mark - April 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm

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Take My Hand

A classic of Wayne Toups, again at Rox filmed with my cell phone.

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Posted by mark - March 24, 2013 at 7:06 pm

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Louisiana Pt.2

Drive by Tourist. Driving around Louisiana on way to New Orleans, and beyond. Gearing up for Mardi Gras this coming Tuesday. Go through Baton Rouge, etc..

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Posted by mark - May 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

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The History Of Mardi Gras From Beginning To Modern Day New Orleans

Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras

The History Of Mardi Gras From Beginning To Modern Day New Orleans

Whenever you think of Mardi Gras many people normally picture NOLA or New Orleans LA. It was not always correct. How do you think New Orleans get to be the home for the Greatest Free Show On Earth? Well let’s go long ago to the starting point of Mardi Gras.

The Origins Of Mardi Gras

Despite the fact that Mardi Gras is perceived of having its roots in the Roman Catholic religion, it really dates back into the days of ancient rome. During the calendar month of February, the Romans celebrated any occasion they called Lupercalia. The god Lupercus was the god of fertility, agriculture and pastoral shepherds along with the festival was held in his honor. Carnival that is considered synonymous with Mardi Gras comes from the Latin expression meaning “farewell to the flesh”. This holiday was much like the Mardi Gras we all know today. It possessed a festival almost circus atmosphere. There was also the festival of Saturnalia that seemed to have some impact on the roots of Mardi Gras. This holiday was also a time period of jubilation that occurred throughout the end of December. The king was burned in effigy and was created to look ugly in appearance. This is where some of the traditions of masking seem to have been derived. Some of the colors of Mardi Gras, purple, green and gold may have come from this festival.

When Rome converted to Christianity, a common practice was to take pagan holidays and incorporate them into church holidays. Lupercalia was an example of that approach. So Lupercalia became Mardi Gras. This period was created to be a last fling of partying, merriment and good times that came before the period of fasting, prayer and penance called Lent. Through the Lenten period the faithful say good bye towards the pleasures along with indulgences of the flesh. This period lasts from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday or 40 days.

This tradition started to be a major holiday in the metropolis of Paris over the Medieval Times while it dispersed across the continent of Europe. Throughout the Middle Ages lords organised large carnivals prior to Lent to honor the enrollment of the latest knights to the service with the local lord or baron. In France, it was a particularly raucous time.  Look for the next segment on the history of Mardi Gras.

The term “Fat Tuesday” as well as Mardi Gras described the indulgence that occurred.

Mardi Gras

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Posted by mark - February 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

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Soybean Festival “Wayne Toups”

Rare clip from Kenny Guilbeau’s music collection KennyGProductions shares a glipse back in time of Wayne Toups at the Soybean Festival in Milton Louisiana (October 1987)

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Posted by mark - July 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

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Wayne Toups “Live”

Mardi Gras 2009
Lafayette Louisiana

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Posted by mark - July 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

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