The Krewe of Muses
announced Solange Knowles is this 2016's honorary Muse. She'll ride on the krewe's signature 17-foot-tall shoe float on Feb. 4 on the Uptown parade route. The krewe annually selects an honorary Muse who has been a role model for women in the arts.
is a singer, actress and founder of record label Saint Records. Her 2003 debut R&B album Solo Star
reached No. 49 on the Billboard 200 album chart. She's the younger sister of pop star Beyonce Knowles. In New Orleans, she has supported the Make It Right Foundation and Son of a Saint mentorship program.
Knowles married Alan Ferguson in New Orleans
at the Marigny Opera House in November 2014.