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Krewe of Yazoo (2015)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-02-14

Duration: 00:13:04

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | Holidays | PARADES | Dance | Lawn mowers


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Randall, Lee Interviewee
  • Randall, David Interviewee
  • Fredlund, Alice Interviewee
  • Rogers, Katie Interviewee
  • Schroeck, Stephanie Interviewee
  • Himelrick, David Interviewee
  • Leche, Bob Interviewee
  • Rabalais, Matthew Interviewee
  • Besse, Suzanne Interviewee
  • Himelrick, Kathy Interviewee
  • Rogers, Rick Interviewee
  • Leche, Diane Interviewee
  • Ranzino, Zoe Interviewee
  • Haymaker, Holley Galland Interviewee


This segment from the February 14, 2015, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Donna LaFleur’s profile of the Krewe of Yazoo, a synchronized lawnmower drill team that has performed at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade in Baton Rouge for thirty years. LaFleur interviews several members of the Krewe: Lee Randall, David Randall, Alice Fredlund, Katie Rogers, Stephanie Schroeck, David Himelrick, Bob Leche, Matthew Rabalais, Suzanne Besse, Kathy Himelrick, Rick Rogers, Diane Leche, Zoe Ranzino, and Holley Galland Haymaker. They discuss: the origins of the Krewe of Yazoo; their work in putting together new costumes and choreography every year; and their favorite themes from past parades. This segment also includes highlights of past performances. Host: James Fox-Smith