Blaine Kern: They Call Him Mr. Mardi Gras
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Blaine Kern, who died in 2020, almost single-handedly transferred Mardi Gras from small exclusive parades into a billion dollar a year tourism juggernaut. He did so by reimagining Carnival parades into eye-popping, animated extravaganzas that draw millions of people to witness the spectacle. The business Kern built 75 years ago opened Carnival to people of all races and backgrounds.
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