New Orleans, La. - The Krewe of Orpheus has announced its plans for Mardi Gras 2013.
At a Thursday news conference, Krewe Captain Sonny Borey surprised krewe members when he revealed that co-founder Harry Connick, Jr. has written an original song in honor of the Krewe's 20th anniversary.
Krewe members will throw a new Orpheus commemorative LED necklace that plays the new song's chorus during the spectacular parade. The parade will feature a nostalgic look back at all of the Krewe's parade themes from the past 20 years.
Another specialty throw will be a doubloon featuring the Krewe's 2013 Musical Legend, "Uncle" Lionel Batiste, the bass drummer, vocalist, and assistant leader of the Treme Brass Band. Batiste died July 8, 2012.