'King Cake and Conversation' Will Talk Carnival with Errol and Peggy Scott Laborde 

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans is practically synonymous with Mardi Gras. Knowing more about the tradition of this special celebration, will make revelers appreciate it even more. 

Errol Laborde, editor of New Orleans Magazine and the author of numerous books on New Orleans Carnival, and Peggy Scott Laborde, host of WYES-TV’s weekly arts and entertainment program “Steppin’ Out” and her annual Mardi Gras program, “Steppin’ Out: It’s Carnival Time” will give a presentation on Mardi Gras traditions and history. Guests are welcome to participate in a Q&A. 

Just in time for the Carnival season, WYES King Cake And Conversation will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at the WYES Paulette and Frank Stewart Innovation Center for Educational Media at 916 Navarre Avenue. The presentation will take place in the Charlie & Janette Kornman Performance Studio.

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“In addition to the discussion we will show rare images of early Carnival,” says Peggy Scott Laborde.  “And Errol will focus on its earliest days, as well as how the celebration has grown since Hurricane Katrina.”

King Cake and coffee will be served at the event. Admission is $20, and all proceeds go to WYES. Purchase tickets at wyes.org through Eventbrite. For inquiries, call (504) 486-5511.

Northwestern Mutual is a proud sponsor of WYES King Cake and Conversation. “Steppin’ Out: It’s Carnival Time” premieres on WYES-TV/Channel 12 on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.. The Labordes will host live coverage of “The 2018 Rex Ball and Meeting of the Courts of Rex and Comus” on Tuesday, Feb.13, Mardi Gras night, on WYES beginning at 7:30pm. 

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