Press: TONIGHT’S CORONATION OF BLAINE KERN SR.

January 21, 2016
Press Contact: Renee Heinlein
krewedelusion@gmail.com

A gentle reminder for members of the press to RSVP to the above listed contact regarding krewedelusion’s invitation to attend the Coronation of our incoming Ruler, King Bragadocious & Captain of New Orleans, Blaine Kern Sr.

Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen, 748 Camp Street, Thursday, January 21, at 7:00pm. PRESS SHOULD ARRIVE 6:45 AT THE LATEST. A public reading of the King’s Proclamation will follow the Coronation and the evening will end with a private Captains’ Dinner.

THE BEDLAM BALL

Immediately following episode 7 of krewedelusion’s annual parade; the public is invited to Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Avenue) for a fantastical evening under the Big Top complete with theatrical performances by Tank and the Bangas and a dance party with DJ Rusty Lazer. The party shall be a celebration of the reign of King Bragadocious & Captain of New Orleans: Blaine Kern, Sr.

Doors to the event will open at 9pm.
Tank and the Bangas will perform from 10pm-11pm.
Rusty Lazer will DJ from 11pm-2am.
General admission tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.
A limited number of VIP Passes are available for $25.00.
The VIP Passes include an open bar and a package of special throws from the krewedelusion innerkrewes.

The event will also feature tantalizing performances, some rare decorations donated from Blaine Kern Jr’s Mardi Gras Productions and other grand surprises!

Please make note of an erratum in our previous press release accrediting Mardi Gras World, rather than Mardi Gras Productions, for the ball decorations. We ask the Press to please make corrections when possible. We do, however want to thank Barry Kern from Mardi Gras World for his time and generosity in helping us honor his father. The whole family has been very supportive.

Tickets can be purchased at TheBedlamBall.eventbrite.com and all ticket sales are final.

Press: Krewedelusion Episode 7 Coronation Parade & Ball

January 19, 2016
Press Contact: Renee Heinlein
krewedelusion@gmail.com

THE CORONATION OF BLAINE KERN SR.

Members of the press are invited this Thursday, January 21, 2016 to attend the Coronation of krewedelusion’s incoming Ruler, King Bragadocious & Captain of New Orleans, Blaine Kern Sr. Members of the press should RSVP with the above listed contact. The Coronation will be held at one of New Orleans’ finest new restaurants, Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen, 748 Camp Street, at 7:00pm. A public reading of the King’s Proclamation will follow the Coronation and the evening will end with a private Captains’ Dinner.

THE NIGHT OF DELUSION

On January 23, 2016, The Night of Delusion, krewedelusion will take to the streets once again at 6:30pm. Keeping its parade theme a guarded secret until the kick-off of their parade, krewedelusion innerkrewes include the Alkreweists, Krewe du Chieux (with celebrity royalty, “The Kitchen Sisters”), Guise of Fawkes, Krewe of Goddesses, Krewe du Krakatoa, Krewe de Seuss, Tap Dat, Krewe What Thou Wilt, Krewe of King James: The Superbad Sex Machine Strollers, Krewe du Jieux, Krewe Dat 504, Krewe of Bottomfeeders, Krewe du Sue & Krewe of Won!!! Joining krewedelusion for the first time are the Krewe of Hellarious Wingnuts; The Merry Antoinettes & Krewe des Fleurs! Membership closes Wednesday at 11:59pm. For innerkrewe membership information or to join the Army of Clowns visit krewedelusion.org/membership

As part of their mission to save the Universe, krewedelusion puts the “green” in purple, green & gold by using “mule-free fuel-free” hand-operated floats and by encouraging its members to give only throws made of naturally abundant, upcycled or recycled materials. Please mindful in your merriment!

THE ROUTE IS OUT! – Please see the attached document for krewedelusion’s parade route.

THE BEDLAM BALL

Immediately following episode 7 of krewedelusion’s annual parade; the public is invited to Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Avenue) for a fantastical evening under the Big Top complete with theatrical performances by Tank and the Bangas and a dance party with DJ Rusty Lazer. The party shall be a celebration of the reign of King Bragadocious & Captain of New Orleans: Blaine Kern, Sr.

Doors to the event will open at 9pm. Tank and the Bangas will perform from 10pm-11pm and Rusty Lazer will DJ from 11pm-2am. The event will also feature tantalizing performances, some rare decorations donated from Blaine Kern Jr’s Mardi Gras Productions and other grand surprises!

General admission tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. A limited number of VIP Passes are available for $25.00. The VIP Passes include an open bar and a package of special throws from the krewedelusion innerkrewes.

Tickets can be purchased at TheBedlamBall.eventbrite.com and all ticket sales are final.

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Tank and the Bangas & DJ Rusty Lazer to headline The Bedlam Ball

krewedelusion’s 7th Annual post parade party
* open to the public *

On The Night of Delusion, Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, immediately following episode 7 of krewedelusion’s annual parade; the public is invited to Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Avenue) for a fantastical evening under the Big Top complete with theatrical performances by Tank and the Bangas followed by a dance party with DJ Rusty Lazer. The party shall be a celebration of the reign of King Bragadocious & Captain of New Orleans: Blaine Kern, Sr.

Doors to the event will open at 9pm. Tank and the Bangas will perform from 10pm-11pm and Rusty Lazer will DJ from 11pm-2am. The event will also feature tantalizing performances, some rare decorations from the Mardi Gras World collection and other grand surprises!

General admission tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. A limited number of VIP Passes are available for $25.00. The VIP Passes include an open bar and a package of special throws from the krewedelusion innerkrewes.

Tickets can be purchased at www.TheBedlamBall.eventbrite.com and all ticket sales are final.

krewedelusion is a dictablanda that appoints a benevolent Ruler, embraces transparency and has a safeword. Its mission is to save the Universe, beginning at its center – New Orleans. A parade with a purpose, krewedelusion will, as always, be the final parade of the evening and will roll through the Marigny to the French Quarter and back, this year beginning at 6:30 on Saturday, January 23rd.

krewedelusion is still open to individuals and new innerkrewes. Additionally, for the first time since its inaugural parade under Le King-at-Large, Harry Shearer, an Army of Clowns will escort the Ruler along the parade route.

Join the Army of Clowns @ krewedelusion.org/membership and list Oscar Diggs as your Captain.

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Press: BLAINE KERN SR. TO RULE OVER krewedelusion, New Orleans and EVERYTHING ELSE!

December 18, 2015

Press Contact: Renee Heinlein
krewedelusion@gmail.com

On the Night of Delusion, January 23, 2015, at approximately 6:45pm, krewedelusion, the inclusive, surrealist & satirical Carnival parade, will once again roll through the streets of the Marigny and French Quarter, ending at “The Bedlam Ballwhich shall begin at 9:00pm.

Captain Oscar Diggs announced today that seventh-generation New Orleanian Blaine Kern Sr., “ Has been appointed Ruler, has accepted the throne and shall be crowned King Bragadocious & Captain of New Orleans!

“I’ve been putting on parades for over seventy years, practically all the big ones in New Orleans and all over the world, but krewedelusion is unique. Being King is going to be exhilarating!” said Mr. Kern. “I turned down a job with Walt Disney over fifty years ago. Darwin Fenner, Captain of Rex at the time, sent me to Europe out of his own pocket to learn how to make floats in Valencia Italy. He said I could do more for myself and more for New Orleans by staying here at home. Mardi Gras was opening up to everybody. I became the big fish in a little pond, the craziest and most interesting little pond in the Universe. I’ve since built Disney all over the world, but I would have never imagined anything like krewedelusion.

“Mr. Kern,” Captain Diggs continued, “marched to the beat of his own drum and pursued his own vision during the slowly changing times when the politics of Mardi Gras underwent its most dramatic upheaval. In his own Bragadocious way, he is indicative of the heart, soul and madness of our unique New Orleans culture that is krewedelusion!”

Keeping its annual parade theme a guarded secret until the kick-off of their parade, krewedelusion has blossomed under what the Times-Picayune described as “a heady self-made philosophy and governance that declares the Big Easy the center of the Universe …” and [by giving their Ruler absolute power of absolutely everything] “takes the time-honored conceit of Carnival royalty to its most literal and absurd endpoint… using the traditional structure of Mardi Gras as its own satirical platform.” On nola.com krewedelusion is described as, “juuuust right”.

As part of their mission to save the Universe, krewedelusion puts the “green” in purple, green & gold by using “mule-free, fuel-free” hand-operated floats and by encouraging its members to give only throws made of naturally abundant or recycled materials.

The Bedlam Ball is a celebration of grandeur, beginning at 9:00pm at Café Istanbul featuring Tank and the Bangas and an evening of insane surprises! The Bedlam Ball will be open to the general public; further details about the parade and ball to be announced.

krewedelusion is still open to individuals and new innerkrewes. Additionally, for the first time since its inaugural parade under Le King-at-Large, Harry Shearer, an Army of Clowns will escort the Ruler along the parade route. Join the Army of Clowns krewedelusion.org/membership/ and list Oscar Diggs as your Captain. Dues will increase January 1, 2016. For more information regarding how to participate in or witness The Night of Delusion, please be in touch with our above named contact.

– We’re off!

Press: krewedelusion and Trixie Minx present Splish Splash Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

krewedelusion and Trixie Minx present Splish Splash fundraiser benefiting New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Fund

NEW ORLEANS – November 30, 2015—krewedelusion and Trixie Minx, its Empress of the Insane & Captain of New Orleans for 2015, are pleased to announce Splish Splash, the annual krewedelusion fundraiser on December 3rd at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.) from 7-10pm. Costumes encouraged!

Splish Splash is a mermaid-themed dance party featuring DJ Rusty Lazer along with performances by TAP DAT, Trixie Minx & the Krewe of Goddesses, the shimmering, go-go dancing Mermaids from the recent acclaimed production, Splish, and other special guests.

As Empress of the Insane & Captain of New Orleans, Trixie Minx has selected the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) as her charity of choice. A portion of Splish Splash’s proceeds will go towards NOMAF programs which promote health and wellness to the city’s performers and culture bearers, developed to address the specific health challenges of performing in New Orleans’ cultural tourism industry, which attracts more than nine million yearly visitors to the city.

krewedelusion members are eligible for NOMAF programs and will be able to sign up with NOMAF in between fishy-kisses and mermaid shimmies! NOMAF representatives will be on-hand with applications and literature for anyone who wants to take charge of their health. Admission is $10 per person and includes admittance to One Eyed Jacks’ Thursday night 80’s dance party, Fast Times, which will follow. There will be a tantalizingly fishy kissing booth, a silent auction full of sought-after goodies to help you fulfill all of your delusional fantasies, and other aquatic surprises! Silent auction runs from 7-9:30pm.

About krewedelusion

A PARADE WITH A PURPOSE ON THE NIGHT OF DELUSION: By establishing a Foundation, appointing a Benevolent Ruler and embracing the forms and traditions of New Orleans’ Satirical parading Krewes, our mission is to save the Universe, beginning at its center – New Orleans. krewedelusion’s Captain is Ms. Oscar Diggs.

About the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation

The New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC, established 1998) following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. NOMAF expands the services of the NOMC and its mission to keep New Orleans music ALIVE by sustaining New Orleans’ traditional music cultures. We do this by providing cost-efficient access to comprehensive wellness education and preventive health care, mental health, and social services. Regardless of the patient’s ability to pay, NOMAC is the medical home for more than 2,500 local musicians and tradition bearers.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Splish Splash Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/102658906768165/

WEBSITE: www.krewedelusion.org

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/krewedelusion-287774005928

TWITTER: @krewedelusion

 

WEBSITE: www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/NewOrleansMusiciansClinic

TWITTER: @MusicNOLAlive

INSTAGRAM: @NO_Musicians_Clinic

 

WEBSITE: www.trixieminx.com

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/Trixie-Minx-38429232939

TWITTER: @TrixMinx

INSTAGRAM: @trixienola

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHmUS28C3u_l2V9aNzdJU7Q

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Renee Heinlein, Special Assistant to Captain Oscar Diggs | krewedelusion@gmail.com

Laurie Herbert, Trixie Minx Productions | 504-319-8917 | laurieherbert@gmail.com

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New Orleans Musicians Clinic Fundraiser

New Orleans Musicians Clinic Fundraiser

Join in the Delusion

Membership is now open for The Night of Delusion January 23, 2016 – including our episode 7 parade.

  1. Contact & join an existing innerkrewe by perusing the About tab.
  2. Apply and pay membership dues online by selecting the Membership tab.

(All members MUST be affiliated with an innerkrewe to parade)
Dues are only $50 until October 1st

See you soon!

TRIXIE MINX TO RULE OVER krewedelusion, New Orleans and EVERYTHING ELSE!

January 5, 2015

Press Contact: Renee Heinlein (krewedelusion@gmail.com)

On January 31, 2015, at approximately 7:15pm, krewedelusion, the surrealist & satirical Carnival parade, will once again roll through the streets of the Marigny and French Quarter, beginning and ending at the Den of Delusion on the corner of St. Ferdinand Street & Architect Alley where “The Bedlam Ball” will begin at 9:00pm.

“We are honored,” Captain Oscar Diggs announced today, “that Internationally Renowned Producer, Performer and Burlesque Star, Trixie Minx, shall be our next Ruler and shall be crowned “Empress of the Insane & Captain of New Orleans!” “It is my ruling that each member of our beautiful & broken city pursues a revolution of self which in turn will create a revolution & evolution of New Orleans as a whole,” said Ms. Minx. “Be the positive change you want in your community & inspire those around you. Or simply, don’t be a dick.”

@TrixMinx

Trixie Minx (@TrixMinx)

“Trixie Minx,” Captain Diggs continued, “leads the revival of the art of tease. She produces and performs in dozens of shows throughout the Burlesque scene and is best known for creating Fleur de Tease, Burlesque Ballroom, Creole Sweet Tease, and dancing with the New Orleans BINGO! Show. She is indicative of the heart & soul of our unique culture that is krewedelusion!” Keeping its annual parade theme a guarded secret until the kick-off of their parade, krewedelusion has blossomed under what the Times-Picayune described as “a heady self-made philosophy and governance that declares the Big Easy the center of the Universe …” and [by giving their Ruler absolute power of absolutely everything] “takes the time-honored conceit of Carnival royalty to its most literal and absurd endpoint… using the traditional structure of Mardi Gras as its own satirical platform.”

As part of their mission to save the Universe, krewedelusion puts the “green” in purple, green & gold by using “mule-free fuel-free” hand-operated floats and by encouraging its members to give only throws made of naturally abundant or recycled materials. The Bedlam Ball is a celebration of grandeur, conceptualized by Empress herself, beginning at 9:00pm in the Den of Delusion featuring musical entertainment with bounce houses, go-go dancers, a pillow fighting arena and an evening of other insane surprises!

The Bedlam Ball is open to the public at a cost of $10.00. Membership in krewedelusion is still open. For more information regarding how to participate in or witness The Night of Delusion, please make interview arrangements with our above named contact. – We’re off!

The time to join krewedelusion is upon you!

Loyal Delusionists;

We are preparing for The Night of Delusion – January 31,2015.

episode 6 parade will be better and brighter than ever including over 16 innerkrewes, the hottest local bands and everyone’s favorite, the MLK marching band. This year a pre-party and an after-party is included with your membership!

As it is an early Mardi Gras, our dues schedule is tight. Please check our website for a list of current innerkrewes, contact your innerkrewe Captain or become a Captain of one of your own!

You may complete an application and pay dues here at www.krewedelusion.com.

January 1-28th membership dues rise to $100ea so become a member now!

Looking forward to parading with you!
Renee Heinlein
Special Assistant to Captain Oscar Diggs

krewedelusion Annual Fundraiser

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