Volume 22/Issue 4/2004



The 11th annual coronation bash of the King Cake Queen of Gay Mardi Gras
brought Larry Bagneris, Jr., King Cake Queen XI: The Dragon Queen Ms. L Ford,
New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin and Krewe of Queenateenas' Co-Captain Marsha Naquin Delain
together in the Ambush offices of the first floor of the Ambush complex, 828 Bourbon St. in New Orleans. Ms. L Ford will lead the 17th Official Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss: Drums, Drags & Dragons from the World famous Ambush balcony on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2pm. Visit www.GayMardiGras.COM for more information.



Members of the King Cake Queen (KCQ) Royalty Club: KCQ I Jay Loomis, KCQ V Liz Simms, KCQ XVIII Phyllis Denmark, KCQ XI Ms. L Ford, KCQ IX Lisa Beaumann and KCQ X Teryl-Lynn Foxx, join together following the Royalty Club gift exchange, a Krewe of Queenateenas' tradition, at the 11th annual King Cake Queen of Gay Mardi Gras Coronation Bash. The Dragon Queen, Ms. L Ford, presented the former queens with a gold stoned dragon head highlighted with ruby red stones. Each of the former queens also presented the new King Cake Queen XI with individual gifts at Ambush headquarters on World famous Bourbon St. in New Orleans.



Queen & King Amon-Ra XXXIX Michael "Fish" Hickerson and Paul Van Geffen, reign as a tribute to Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie at Fiction: Make-up Between The Covers, the Krewe of Amon-Ra Ball Masque XXXIX held at the St. Bernard Cultural Center in Chalmette, a suburb of New Orleans. Visit www.KreweofAmonRa.ORG for more details.


The Krewe of Armeinius' A Queens' Tea feted Blanche DeBris to reign as Queen Armeinius XXXVI at the krewe's bal masque on Sat., Feb. 21 at the St. Bernard Cultural Center in Chalmette/New Orleans. For more info visit www.areminius.com.


The Changing of the Guard Party at the Golden Lantern saw former Golden Lantern owner Jay Verona (c) hand over the reigns to new Golden Lantern bar barons Jim Heffernan and Godfrey Thompson. The Golden Lantern is the Home of Southern Decadence located at 1239 Royal St. in New Orleans.


DNA bar baron Lee Page celebrated his birthday on Valentine's Day with a big blowout at his popular Westbank club located at 3714 Westbank Expressway, Suite 2 in Harvey.


Beau celebrates with birthday boy Nicholas at Club 735, 735 Bourbon St. in New Orleans.


Congratulations to Catherine Gross on the opening of her new wig store, Catherine’s Wig Boutique, 3017 19th St. in Metairie, Louisiana.

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