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  Parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A parade is an organized procession of people along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by floats or sometimes large lighter-than-air balloons with complex shapes.
Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind.
The parade float got its name because the first floats were decorated barges that were towed along canals with ropes held by parade marchers on the shore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parade   (201 words)

 Gay pride parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay rights and gay pride.
Large parades often involve floats, dancers, drag queens, and amplified music; but, even such celebratory parades usually include political and educational contingents, such as local politicians and marching groups from gay and queer institutions of various kinds.
Most argue that such parades are carnivals and that they should be taken as such rather than as representative of everyday life for someone who happens to be gay.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pride_parade   (657 words)

 Welcome to Marine Barracks "8th and I" - Washington, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The parades were conducted in the late afternoon, usually on Mondays or Thursdays and varied from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The parades were commonly referred to as "Sunset Parades." The ceremonies were conducted from April to November, concluding the week of the Marine Corps Birthday, November 10.
The parade's heritage is entwined with former military rituals such as tattoo, retreat, and lowering of the colors ceremonies.
www.mbw.usmc.mil /parades/parade_eveningdefault.asp   (855 words)

 Gaspee Days Parade
Parade line-up considerations, however, dictate that we close to traffic certain sections of the parade route by 9 am.
All Parade participants are to park near and report to the beginning of the Parade route.
The Parade is on a rain or shine basis, although we have had two cancellations over the years due to hurricanes and torrential rain.
www.gaspee.com /GaspeeDaysParade.html   (2133 words)

 The Parade Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It took but only one year for the parade size to double with three hundred Hudson's employees marching in addition to horses and wagons pulling 26 floats in 1926.
Reports of the 1939 parade say there were eight brass bands and 1,008 assorted characters from fairly tales and nursery rhymes.
Control of the parade was taken over by Detroit Renaissance until 1983 when the civic, not-for-profit Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation assumed the reins.
www.theparade.org /parade/index.shtml   (341 words)

 United States Equestrian Federation, Inc : Eq Sports : Breeds : Parade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Parade Horse must be a beautiful, stylish animal, displaying refinement and personality and present eye-appeal of horse and rider.
The show parade horse may be of any color or combination of colors, of any breed or combination of breeds, stallions, mares or geldings.
Parade Horses must be shown with a full mane, braided if desired, and a tail that may be set prior to showing.
www.usef.org /content/equestrianSports/breeds/parade.php   (293 words)

 2007 Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Saturday, March 17, 2007 11 A.M. 246th (NYC) New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade ...
The first official parade in the City was held in 1766 by Irishmen in a military unit recruited to serve in the American colonies.
However, as the years passed, the size of the parade increased and around the year 1851, as individual societies merged under a single grand marshal, the size of the parade grew sharply.
Each year a unit of soldiers marches at the head of the parade; the Irish 165th Infantry (originally the 69th Regiment of the 1850's) has become the parade's primary escort, and they are followed by the various Irish societies of the city.
www.saintpatricksdayparade.com /NYC/newyorkcity.htm   (1017 words)

 Facts About Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The original parade route was from 145th Street and Convent Avenue to 34th Street and Herald Square.
In the first parade a white steed that was to aid in the Ben-Hur float disappeared at the last minute before the start of the parade.
The parade was cancelled in 1942, 1943, and 1944 due to World War II n 1955, the parade telecast returns to NBC after a two year tun on CBS.
www.nycvisit.com /content/index.cfm?pagePkey=800   (480 words)

 Parade: This Is Not Over Yet
This is the premise for PARADE, a new musical about the all-too-real Leo Frank case, which involved a not-so-nice man wrongfully convicted of murder.
PARADE has the lynching occur some time before April of 1915, so that the show can end on the second anniversary of the child's death.
Leo Frank was not in the courtroom when he was declared guilty; the judge was certain that he would be acquitted, and was afraid of mob violence (such a decision today would be grounds for a mistrial).
theatre_chick.tripod.com /parade.html   (709 words)

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Committee is pleased to announce the Grand Marshal as Southwest Airlines Presents the Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival...
The Parade Committee has the pleasure of announcing that Grammy-nominated artist Martha Wash - the powerhouse voice from such hits as Everybody Dance Now, It's Raining Men and Strike It Up - will be bringing her distinct vocal styling to Downtown DC on Parade day.
The parade is a spectacular event for children of all ages.
www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org /cms/index.php?id=418   (493 words)

 GLBT Pride/Twin Cities | Parade | Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to public estimates, the Parade drew an estimated 110,000 spectators in 2006, making it one of the largest parades in the Upper Midwest, and the largest in all of Minneapolis according to Mayor R.T. Rybak.
The Parade route was be unchanged from 2005.
The 2006 Parade Lineup and Staging Area Map will be posted here in June to aid you in lining up your unit on the morning of the Parade.
www.tcpride.org /parade_overview.html   (322 words)

 Jason Robert Brown Shows: Parade
When the musical Parade hit Broadway in November of 1998, it was perhaps one of the most ambitious and controversial shows that the Lincoln Center Theater of New York ever undertook.
Parade is the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man who was wrongly convicted of the murder of thirteen-year old Mary Phagan.
Parade embarked on a National Tour which began in June of 2000, starring David Pittu (Titanic Nat'l tour) as Leo Frank and Andrea Burns (Songs for A New World Original Cast) as Lucille Frank, and featuring Keith Byron Kirk (Broadway's The Civil War, A New Brain) as Jim Conley.
www.geocities.com /jason_robert_brown/parade.html   (552 words)

 Technorati Tag: parade
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technorati.com /tag/parade   (505 words)

 SFGate: Holiday Chinese New Year
The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia.
It's always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale and will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers.
(Parade Map) Free, but bleacher seats are $30 (plus s/h charge on total order), children under 2 are free.
www.sfgate.com /traveler/events/cny   (625 words)

 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
ALL units are asked to not "stop and socialize" along the parade route as this causes gaps in the parade.
Parade Marshals will monitor all units and may ask that your unit move to maintain the parade spacing.
Marching units are responsible for their own transportation from the end of the parade route back to the parade line-up area, if required.
www.stpatnmb.com /parade.html   (492 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Bruins
Accompanied by a phalanx of Boston motorcycle police, the parade made its way down Boylston and Tremont streets at a snail's pace as fans stood 15 deep, shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalks, shouting and jumping up and down in an effort to stay warm in the frigid temperatures.
Some players even cupped their hands to their ears as they rode slowly through the parade route, urging the fans to cheer even louder.
Above the plaza and along the parade route, fans peered from rooftops with binoculars and through high-rise office windows.
www.boston.com /sports/patriots/superbowl/news/0205_parade.htm   (1002 words)

The Military Parade magazine (English and Russian versions) has been published since 1994 with a periodicity of six issues per year.
The Military Parade Publishing House issued the book by Mikhail Kalashnikov From a Stranger’s Doorstep to the Kremlin Gates (1997), as well as many others that have aroused a keen interest of our readers.
Visit the Military Parade Publishing House website to be informed about our new editions and to get access to the news concerning the defense industry achievements in Russia and the CIS countries.
www.milparade.com   (332 words)

 Southwest Airlines 2006 Chinese New Year Parade and Festival
Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by IFEA, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in the country.
Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia.
A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television.
www.chineseparade.com /parade/about/about.asp   (271 words)

 Hollywood Christmas Parade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the star-struck, it should be pointed out that the parade is one of those rare opportunities when you're guaranteed to see actual movie and TV stars on the streets of Hollywood.
In short, trying to watch the parade in person can be a physically uncomfortable experience, even under the best of circumstances; be prepared for a long, tiring wait in the cold.
After the parade, my advice is to take minor surface streets away from the scene, and avoid the crowds trying to get back on the Hollywood Freeway.
www.seeing-stars.com /Meet/HollywoodChristmasParade.shtml   (1729 words)

 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Parade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evidence of insurance for both bodily injury and property liability with combined single limits of $1,000,000 (each occurrence/aggregate) is required of all horse entries.
Parade will continue back to North 19th and College where you will be allowed to turn left.
Parade participants may walk along their entry and toss candy to the parade watchers.
www.philomathrodeo.org /parade.htm   (594 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / The party rolls on
But yesterday the city scaled back the plan and chose to hold the parade tomorrow, when school is out and the traffic will be lighter.
That would be three times the 1.2 million spectators at the parade after the Patriots' first Super Bowl victory in 2002, and more than the 1.5 million at this year's post-Super Bowl parade.
Like February's Super Bowl parade, tomorrow's event is taking place after the death of a fan in postgame revelry.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/10/29/the_party_rolls_on   (583 words)

 Tucson Rodeo
Even though some businessmen though the rodeo and parade were a waste of time; even though some of the city fathers refused to back the rodeo and parade, both were a huge success.
Area schools are closed on Parade Day each year, and many local businesses close in order to participate in the parade with an entry.
The Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee, a 36-member volunteer board, plans and executes the parade, with the cooperation of the City of Tucson.
www.tucsonrodeo.com /parade   (659 words)

 Amazon.com: Parade: Music from the Motion Picture "Under the Cherry Moon": Music: Prince & the Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Upon hearing the lush opening track, "Christopher Tracy's Parade," one might think Parade is a continuation and slight variation of Around The World In A Day.
Parade is his most diverse sounding CD, yet is the most cohesive of his eighties releases.
Parade touches so many different stylings and music boundaries that it's considered by most fans as the pre-cursor to his creative masterpiece, Sign 'O' the Times.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002L9B?v=glance   (1868 words)

 The Unofficial Macy*s Parade Page
Columbus Circle is the worst part of the parade, because of all the open, unshielded space.
I marched in the parade in 1993 and 1994, each time as a balloon handler.
Buried within it is a ton of parade info and zillions of photos.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/1990/parade   (930 words)

 Pride Toronto :: Pride Parade 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Pride Parade was the climax of the Pride Week celebrations.
The Pride Parade was the community's opportunity to express freedom, gratitude and pride for being able to live in harmony.
The Pride Parade commenced at the corner of Bloor Street East at Church Street, moved westward to Yonge Street, proceeded south on Yonge Street to Gerrard Street, moved eastward to finish at Church & Gerrard Streets.
www.pridetoronto.com /parade   (257 words)

 Prince : Parade - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Originally conceived as a double album, Parade has the sprawling feel of a double record, even if it clocks in around 45 minutes.
Even with all of its attributes, Parade is a little off-balance, stopping too quickly to give the haunting closer, "Sometimes It Snows in April," the resonance it needs.
If it had been expanded to a double album, Parade would have equaled the subsequent Sign 'o' the Times, but as it stands, it's an astonishingly rewarding near-miss.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,149377,00.html   (296 words)

 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression.
The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed.
The Parade is followed by the Mermaid Parade Ball, a post-parade gathering where costumed parade participants can get together with each other and parade spectators to listen to live music, purchase raffle tickets, and watch burlesque and sideshow acts performed by some of New York City's hottest burlesque stars.
www.coneyisland.com /mermaid.shtml   (206 words)

 ::Welcome to the Persian Iranian Parade::
The third Persian Parade Day, expected to draw tens of thousands of participants and spectators will be held in New York City in commemoration of the Noerooz, the Persian New Year, along Madison Avenue between 41st and 27th streets; it promptly begins at 41st Street on Sunday March 19, 2006 at 12:00 noon.
The Parade not only exhibits their historical and diverse cultural heritage, but will also proudly celebrates with much pride the contemporary contributions made by the peoples of Iranian ancestry towards the betterment of the quality of life in the U.S. and Canada, and entire world.
The Parade is celebrated in the context of Noerooz, the commemoration of rejuvenation of life that is the beginning of the Persian New Year for millennia.
www.persianparade.org   (505 words)

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