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No-Tsu-Oh: Bringing Back Houston’s Version of Mardi Gras

Everyone’s knows New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras. But did you know Houston once had a week-long celebration on-par? It was called No-Tsu-Oh — that’s Houston spelled backwards – and from 1899 to 1915, the celebration brought a carnival atmosphere to much of the city. Well, the group Houston Arts and Media is trying […]

Everyone's knows New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras. But did you know Houston once had a week-long celebration on-par? It was called No-Tsu-Oh — that's Houston spelled backwards – and from 1899 to 1915, the celebration brought a carnival atmosphere to much of the city.

Well, the group Houston Arts and Media is trying to bring No-Tsu-Oh back as a fundraiser — for one night only — Oct. 1. To learn more, Michael Hagerty talked with the organization's executive director Mike Vance.

MORE:
About No-Tsu-Oh (Texas State Historical Association)
No-Tsu-Oh 2015 Event Details
No-Tsu-Oh 2015 Tickets

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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