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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras revelry ends, Lenten season begins

The Krewe of Orpheus rolls in uptown New Orleans, led by celebrity monarch Quentin Tarantino reigning over the superkrewe's 32-float parade on Lundi Gras, Monday. The float theme for 2014 is "Orpheus: The Enchanted World." Signature floats include the Trojan Horse, the Dolly Trolley and the Leviathan; flambeaux also will be featured. Throws include beads, cups and oversized doubloons. Parade ends at the Convention Center, where the Orpheuscapade commenced.