As the oppressive heat and humidity begins its daily onslaught in New Orleans, second-line groups are calling it a wrap for the season. On Sunday (June 25), the Uptown Swingers Social Aid and Pleasure Club closed out the parade season with a march through the Central City neighborhood. Wearing immaculate suits, shoes and hats in varying shades of purple, the men and women in the parade strutted for several blocks with stops along the way at neighborhood bars and lounges.
After the rains, the sun came out, and so did the New Orleanians. Drenched by Tropical Storm Cindy, the Crescent City emerged Wednesday(June 21) evening, opening their doors to hints of blue skies and cooling breezes. Curing their cabin fever, dog walkers, runners, strollers and nature lovers took to Audubon Park and The Fly, which was closed to vehicle traffic. Stepping around the mud puddles, Jimika and Jamel Scott gathered under Audubon's famous Tree of Life for a delayed wedding ceremony.
It's highly likely that dads across the country probably didn't get the treatment that New Orleanian fathers received on Sunday (June 18). The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid and Pleasure Club and the Dignified Achievable Men & Women Social & Pleasure Club came out swinging with brass bands, floats, and lots of dancing in the street.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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