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Did you know that Mobile, Alabama, is the birthplace of America’s original Mardi Gras? Of course, you didn’t but now you do. Mobile is the originator and the ring leader in the grand Mardi Gras celebration dating back to 1703. The celebrations begin two and half weeks before Fat Tuesday so pack your bags and…

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Rihanna was seen partying it up for her native Barbados’ Crop Over festival this past weekend. The Bajan songstress danced to calypso and “Played Mas” while riding the Zulu International Band Float. She wore a sexy yet festive two-piece for the carnival-like holiday that celebrates the sugar harvest. Although this event seems like a time…

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There is no time for summertime blues. We’ve got a new travel destination to add to your bucket list this year, so instead of exploring through Europe, pack a light bag, grab your selfie-stick and head over to Cuba. Forget about paying for an expensive flight, take the scenic route with Carnival Cruises so you…

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  YO GOTTI, ANFERNEE “PENNY” HARDAWAY, THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MEMPHIS AND MEMPHIS’ HOT 107.1 gave needy families of Memphis a whole lot of love with Gotti’s 3rd annual, “YO GOTTI CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL.” Close to 400 kids were given presents and enjoyed carnival favorites including: face painting, bouncing houses, merry-go-rounds, kiddie trains, cotton…

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As I boarded the plane for my first trip to Brazil, I did not harbor any delusions of grandeur about the culture I would discover –  at the world famous Copacabana Beach, the iconic Christ –The Redeemer Statue, Favela’s in the hills of Rio or a sighting of the fictional “Girl from Ipanema.” What I…

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Rihanna knows that her native island just won’t be the same without her recherché style gracing the likes of Bajan Crop Over. Every year, the island of Barbados holds one of the Caribbean’s most popular carnivals, and this year, Rihanna was crowned Carnival Queen. In essence, Crop Over is a celebration of the end of…

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