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Scuttlebutt 8 News in brief Commentary 9 Gov. Bobby Jindal loosens restrictions on charter schools Clancy DuBos 13 Nagin: arrogance and insouciance Blake Pontchartrain 15 The New Orleans know-it-all

Twistin’ the News Away 17 One year ago, WGNO-TV decided to challenge the notion that New Orleanians only wanted hard news. The result was News With a Twist.

7 IN SEVEN Seven Things to Do This Week Microshards at Siberia; The Hunting of the Snark; and more

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NEWS + VIEWS News 7 Retired cop Daniel Cazenave just started his second year working as the NOPD’s liaison to the Justice Department on consent decree talks. His job description includes being the department’s public information officer on the matter — but the city won’t make him available for comment. Bouquets + Brickbats 7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? 7 Gambit’s Web poll

STYLE + SHOPPING CUE PULLOUT Chalk paint; it’s easy being green; culinary kids; and more What’s In Store 27 Pop City and Fun Rock’n

EAT + DRINK Review 29 C&A Seafood Fork + Center 29 All the news that’s fit to eat 5 in Five 30 Five takes on cauliflower 3-Course Interview 30 Audrey Amos

ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT A + E News 33 The Divine Sister Music 35 PREVIEW: Drake 37 Film 39` REVIEW: Melancholia Art 42 REVIEW: New works at Homespace Gallery Stage 46 REVIEW: The Amen Corner Events 47 PREVIEW: Ogden After Hours Crossword + Sudoku

Market Place 50 Weekly Tails 51 Mind + Body + Spirit Home + Garden 52 Employment 52 Real Estate + Rentals

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Microshards Tue. Feb. 21 | Closing out Mardi Gras in marathon fashion, Siberia hosts this all-day endurance test from 3 p.m. until the street sweepers pack it in, anchored by loopy New Orleans noise-rockers the Microshards in the afternoon and cosmic doom band Mars in the evening. PAGE 35. Joe Adragna Thu. Feb. 23 | This solo set from the frontman of unsung New Orleans heroes the Junior League features samples of that band’s pop-notch LP Smile Shoot Smile, Fall Back, Adragna’s 2011 project with Peter Buck, Susan Cowsill and Scott McCaughey, and, if you’re lucky, his Monkees cover band the Missing Links. At the Circle Bar. PAGE 35.

The Hunting of the Snark Sat. Feb. 25 | In the Contemporary Arts Center’s children’s theater series, Skin Horse Theater stages its version of Lewis Carroll’s wondrously absurd poem The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits. A determined crew sets sail for a strange land to discover what a Snark is and whether one can be captured. PAGE 46.

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Lightnin’ Malcolm with Cameron Kimbrough Sat. Feb. 25. | Guitarist Lightnin’ Malcolm has been a regular visitor to New Orleans, formerly with drummer Cedric Burnside, grandson of R.L. Burnside, and the duo played gritty Mississippi hill country blues. Malcolm is joined by Cameron Kimbrough, grandson of blues legend Junior Kimbrough, in this late-night gig (2 a.m. Sunday). At d.b.a. PAGE 35. Jazz Vespers Sun. Feb. 26 | Albinas Prizgintas and Trinity Episcopal Church kick off a Lenten jazz vespers series with trumpeter Wendell Brunious and pianist Amasa Miller. Later concerts feature Ellis Marsalis, Ed Petersen and others. PAGE 35.

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The Bikinis Fri. Feb. 24 | The musical features a 1960s girl group reunited to revive some beach party fun. The core is solid 1960s with tunes like “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and “It’s in His Kiss,” but it also dips further back with “Mambo Italiano” and rushes forward with 1970s feminist-tinged “I Will Survive” and “I’m Every Woman.” It opens Friday at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre. PAGE 46.

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The Chief’s Liaison Retired NOPD officer Daniel Cazenave just started his second year working as the department’s liaison to the U.S. Justice Department on consent decree talks. His job description includes being the department’s spokesperson for the decree — but the city won’t make him available for comment.

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became the first New Orleans brass band ever to win a Grammy Award when Rebirth of New Orleans, their latest album, won the Best Regional Roots Music Album category at the Feb. 12 music awards in Los Angeles. Three of the five albums in the category were by Louisiana artists. Also nominated were C.J. Chenier for Can’t Sit Down and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys for Grand Isle.

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received the Grammy Awards’ Trustees Award of Special Merit at a special ceremony Feb. 11. The 91-yearold musician, bandleader and trumpeter, who co-wrote Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Goin’ Home,” has been active in New Orleans music for more than 50 years in the fields of jazz, R&B and rock and roll, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. Bartholomew’s sons accepted the award for him.

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On Feb. 6, the day before the advisory board announcement, the city renewed, for a second year, its $65,000 annual contract with Daniel V. Cazenave. Since February 2011, Cazenave has worked as Serpas’ deputy chief of staff and liaison to the DOJ during consent decree talks. Cazenave’s company, Daniel V. Cazenave, LLC, which he formed in March 2011 shortly after securing the NOPD contract, is listed

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas casts an eye on the 2011 Mardi Gras. His department will soon operate under a federal consent decree, and his deputy chief of staff, Daniel Cazenave, is earning $65,000 per year as liaison between the NOPD and the U.S. Department of Justice. PHOTO By CHeRyL GeRBeR

will be honored by the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University with its annual Lafcadio Hearn Award, which is presented to a culinary figure who has had a “long-term positive influence on Louisiana and U.S. cuisine and culture.” Brigtsen is the award-winning chef of Brigtsen’s Restaurant; he reopened the landmark Harahan seafood restaurant Charlie’s several years ago. The chef will be honored with a dinner at the university March 5.

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executive director of the Crescent City Farmers Market, won the “Heroes of the New South” award from Southern Living. The magazine recognizes people who support, curate and continue Southern food traditions. The runner-up was New Orleans culinary historian and radio host Poppy Tooker. The two will be featured in the March issue of Southern Living, on newsstands this week.

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n Feb. 7, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas formally announced the formation of Police Community Advisory Boards, one for each of the department’s eight police districts. The boards, small groups of volunteers who live in each district, will, according to a city press release, “facilitate interaction between the NOPD and a committee of diverse citizens from a wide section of the community and will provide comments, suggestions, and recommendations to the Superintendent of Police on department policies and procedures to ensure best practices are in place.” The formation of eight small advisory groups seems innocuous enough. But this was actually a big deal, not so much because of the idea itself or its implementation, but because of where the idea came from. “The community advisory boards are a recommendation of the U.S. Department of Justice,” the press release reads. The NOPD and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have been quietly negotiating terms for nearly two years on an operating and oversight agreement —known as a consent decree. It’s a sensitive process, says everyone involved on the local and federal side, and that’s why they can’t comment on it. When it’s done, NOPD officers will likely have to work under new, federally approved procedures guiding almost every part of police work: searches-and-seizures, off-duty details, use of force, interrogation, crime scene cleanup and recordkeeping — just to name a few problem areas DOJ singled out in its 2011 investigation of the department. And they’ll have to do it under added scrutiny, not only from the feds, but, if past decrees (like the Los Angeles Police Department’s 20012009 decree) are any indication, from city watchdog agencies like the Office of Inspector General and its sub-office, the Independent Police Monitor. “This is a very tedious process that requires considerable time and effort. Departments throughout the nation utilize staff directly related to these duties in the formulation, negotiation and ultimate implementation of a Consent Decree,” writes NOPD spokeswoman Remi Braden in an emailed statement. It’s all undoubtedly quite arduous, which is likely why NOPD has brought in some additional assistance.

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‘Major Health Crisis’ JINDAL ADMINISTRATION BLASTED AT COUNCIL     New Orleans City Council members and other city officials blasted  Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration  and Louisiana State University (LSU)  Interim Hospital management last  Thursday (Feb. 15) for proposing $15  million in mid-year cuts to local mental  health services. The criticisms came  during a meeting of the council’s Criminal Justice Committee at City Hall.     While noting that most mental  health patients are not criminals, Dr.  Karen DeSalvo, the city’s health  commissioner, said the cuts will most  affect those with the highest risk of  harming themselves or others. “I  honestly believe this is a major health  crisis and a threat to this community,”  DeSalvo said.      The hospital announced this month  it will have to cut as many as 110 fulltime positions, eliminate its chemical  detox unit, close 19 mental health  beds and four emergency beds,  and eliminate $2 million in services  for state prisoners. LSU officials,  including Interim Hospital CEO Dr.  Roxane Townsend, who attended  the meeting, have blamed the state  for the cuts, citing the administration’s  decision late last year to shift $50  million in federal funds, traditionally  allocated to the hospital system, to the  Louisiana Department of Health and  Hospitals (DHH).     The Jindal administration says the  problem is LSU’s, adding that the  university overspent its budget. “The  issue they find themselves in today is  a spending issue, not a reduction in  budget,” said Dr. Tony Speier, DHH  assistant secretary in the Office of  Behavioral Health.      Municipal Court Judge Paul Sens  told the committee the cuts will likely  exacerbate the city’s crime problem,  as dangerous patients will likely go  untreated. Sens read off an analysis  showing that, over a 16-month period,  Municipal Court judges ordered 246  mental health evaluations of defen-

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Face Booked MORENO, MORRELL PRE-FILE BILLS IN BATON ROUGE     State Rep. Helena Moreno,  D-New Orleans, has pre-filed a bill  that would create the crime of “online  impersonation.” Moreno told Gambit  she was motivated by a friend who  found a fake Facebook account set  up in her likeness. “All that could be  done about it is take the page down,”  Moreno said. “I thought, ‘That’s  bizarre. There’s got to be some type  of (penalty).’”     The House Criminal Justice Committee didn’t have any such provision  on file, nor do state laws cover that  sort of specific “impersonation,”  which is not quite identity theft, nor  is it cyberbullying or cyberstalking,  Moreno said.     Moreno’s House Bill 96, which  defines “online impersonation” as the  “intent to harm, intimidate, threaten or  defraud” and intentionally use another  person’s name without consent to  create an email address or “a profile  on a social networking website or  other Internet website.” Similar cases  of so-called online impersonation  have prompted Alabama, California,  Mississippi, New York and Texas to  adopt provisions to criminalize the  act.      Moreno said satirists like the publishers of the monthly newspaper The Levee and “fake” Twitter accounts  and anonymous bloggers aren’t her  targets. Her aim is to prevent “damage to people’s reputations.” Penalties could include fines up to $1,000  and six months in jail. Moreno said  the Louisiana State Police (through its  Louisiana State Fusion Center) would  act as the proposed law’s investigative arm. She added that she has also  received support from the Louisiana  Coalition Against Domestic Violence.     This year’s legislative session  begins March 12.     Also filing this session: State  Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans,  introduced Senate Bill 58, which  “prohibits the use of public funds to  disseminate the criminal history of a  murder victim in Orleans Parish.” Earlier this month, New Orleans Police  Chief Ronal Serpas reversed the  department’s controversial practice  of releasing murder victims’ criminal  records. At the time, Morrell spoke  out against the practice. (Morrell  didn’t return Gambit’s call by press  time.) — ALEX WOODWARD 

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Reforming the reforms the Ethics Code in 2008 was take adjudicatory power away from the ethics board and give it to the newly created Ethics Adjudicatory Board — a panel of administrative law judges who report to someone appointed by Jindal. We acknowledge the problems inherent with the old system, under which the ethics board served as investigator, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner. The solution, however, was not to gut the board’s enforcement powers but rather to create a new investigative and prosecutorial entity — and to let the board continue to interpret ethics laws and adjudicate cases. Clarifying that the ethics board has the power to “enforce” campaign finance laws is a step in the right direction, but it means little if the Ethics Adjudicatory Board is not required to follow established precedents and interpretations laid down by the ethics board. The law should require at least that much.

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We hope the governor presents a package of ethics bills that lives up to his promises. Which brings us to the second area of reform: allowing the ethics board to appeal decisions by the administrative law judges. Ever since Jindal’s new scheme took effect, conflicts have arisen between the ethics board and the Ethics Adjudicatory Board, not the least of which was the issue of who could overrule whom. Now the governor suggests letting the ethics board appeal “some” decisions by the adjudicatory panel — but only those involving issues of law. In other words, if the judge gets it wrong on the facts, too bad. This only underscores what’s wrong with this aspect of Jindal’s “reforms” in the first place. We agree with ethics board chair Frank Simoneaux, who wants the board to have full rights of appeal to the district courts. Lastly, the governor wants to give the ethics board more time to bring cases against violators. His 2008 reforms imposed a one-year time limit, which allowed some miscreants to game the system by stalling for time ’til the clock ran out. That loophole needs to close. The next legislative session begins March 12. We hope the governor presents a package of ethics bills that lives up to his promises.

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ov. Bobby Jindal gets a lot of mileage out of his so-called ethics reform package, which state lawmakers adopted soon after the governor took office in 2008. Every time he travels the country raising campaign money, which is often, the governor touts Louisiana’s much-improved rankings on various lists of states’ ethical standards — and of course he takes credit for that. The truth is that Jindal’s ethics package was a mixed bag. Some of his reforms brought major improvements; others only made things worse. Overall, Jindal imposed tougher ethical and transparency standards on everybody else — but not himself. For example, reporting requirements for elected and appointed officials are much tighter now, bringing significantly more transparency to state government — except for the governor’s office. Moreover, enforcement and prosecution of ethics and campaign finance laws have been gutted, to the point that the state ethics board is often portrayed as a toothless tiger. And when it comes to transparency, Jindal actually made his own office less transparent — so much so that it has been called the least transparent governor’s office in the country. The governor conveniently fails to mention these failures (or take responsibility for them) in his stump speeches. Now, after four years of complaints and criticisms from many of the same goodgovernment advocates who clamored for reforms before 2008, the governor has decided it’s time to reform his reforms. That’s good news — if Jindal is sincere. Judging by the governor’s track record, that’s a big “if.” So far, he has offered only vague promises of areas he wants to tighten up, not specific legislation that citizens and government watchdogs can examine in detail. In the absence of specifics, reform advocates can’t really know how serious Jindal is about Ethics Reform 2.0. Here’s what we do know, based on his recent pronouncements: • He intends to clarify that the state ethics board is responsible for enforcing Louisiana’s campaign finance laws. • He wants to allow the ethics board to appeal decisions of the Ethics Adjudicatory Board, which he created in 2008, to state courts — under limited circumstances. • He proposes to give the ethics board more time to investigate and prosecute ethics violations. Conceptually, all of those are good ideas. Each addresses a topic that, since 2008, has been held up as an example of shortcomings in the governor’s reform package. Collectively, they represent much of what the ethics board has been asking of Jindal and lawmakers in recent years. In our view, the worst thing Jindal did to

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on the Louisiana Secretary of State’s online corporation database. And the position appears as a line item in NOPD’s 2011 and 2012 professional services budgets. “Danny Cazenave was hired to provide all of the research, analysis and presentation of NOPD related information needed for the negotiations and eventual operation of the Consent Decree in the NOPD,” Braden writes. “Mr. Cazenave has performed admirably and his service is contractual — the negotiations were handled by the City Attorney’s Office. When his services are no longer needed, we will not renew his contract.” New Orleans Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson, who worked for the LAPD’s Office of the Inspector General during the consent decree years, says the inspector general there had a full department, headed by what was, in essence, a deputy department chief, working as a go-between between LAPD and the DOJ. “I know Cazenave. I’ve seen him doing other things there, but I didn’t know he was liaison,” she says. “I’ve seen him up in the chief’s office.”

Following Braden’s Feb. 14 declination of the Cazenave interview request, Gambit filed two public records requests with the city: one to NOPD’s internal affairs unit, the Public Integrity Bureau, on any complaints and disciplinary actions taken against Cazenave during his almost three decades as a police officer; and one to the Bureau of Accounting for his monthly invoices as a contractor. But those records were not available by press time. Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux, responding to an email, writes only that he was not aware of the liaison position. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, whose office is involved in consent decree negotiations on the federal side, says in a phone interview that he can’t comment on city matters — including whether he’s aware of Cazenave’s position. So what little information that’s readily and publicly available on Cazenave comes from his November 2010 bid for the contract. “There is no other task in my life that I am more qualified and experienced than to work in a law-enforcement environment,” Cazenave writes in his cover letter. “As my resume will indicate, my career as a law enforcement professional is extensive and I have enjoyed a reputation as an effective leader, a thorough investigator and an accomplished administrator.” Cazenave’s proposal contains three letters of recommendation, including

one from former NOPD 8th District Commander Edwin Hosli, a friend of Serpas, who was suspended last year during an investigation into his off-duty traffic camera detail and whether his district was inappropriately downgrading serious crimes in order to produce better statistics. “I have never known Lt. Cazenave to shy away from a challenge,” Hosli’s letter reads in part. “Regardless of deadlines or pressure, Lt. Cazenave delivered.” According to his resume, Cazenave holds a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement from Northeast Louisiana University (now UL-Monroe). He began his NOPD career in 1976 as a 5th District patrol officer, moving onto vice investigations, homicide, then offense against persons commander, where he worked as the NOPD liaison to the District Attorney’s Office from 1987 to 1988. In the early-to-mid-1990s, as a lieutenant, he worked as assistant 7th District commander and the 3rd District’s investigative unit commander. When Cazenave retired in 2003, he was working as fleet coordinator for the department’s Technical Support Bureau. “I like Danny. Danny’s a good administrator … It seems like he would have crossed his T’s and dotted his I’s,” says Keen, who knew Cazenave during his own NOPD service. Asked whether he believes Cazenave was in fact the best person for the job, he says, ”Second to me, yeah.” Keen worked for NOPD from 1976-2006, when he retired as commander of the Major Case Homicide Unit. Since then he’s worked as the director of corporate security for the New Orleans Hornets, director of the University of New Orleans Center for Society, Law and Justice and started a security consulting firm training emergency management professionals. (Keen achieved some national notoriety as the man who assigned Detective Gerard Dugue to the Danziger Bridge shooting investigation. Dugue was later indicted for allegedly conspiring in a cover-up. The case, which went to federal court in January, stalled when U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt declared a mistrial.) Keen, who asked for an annual salary of $60,000 — $5,000 less than Cazenave — in his bid, says he received a rejection letter within a few weeks of Nov. 30, 2010, when he turned in the bid. “The city of New Orleans, who I worked for for 30 years, has never been very expedient … I was kind of surprised the process was so quick. I was actually pleased,” Keen says, adding that there were no interviews for the job. “That’s not unusual with government agencies. They assign a board, and assign points. You come out 1,2,3,4,5, whatever.”

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According to the “scope of services” section in Cazenave’s contract, signed on Feb. 8, 2011, Cazenave has agreed to provide DOJ-requested information on the NOPD, advice Serpas on consent decree negotiations and consult with high-ranking staff on the implementation of new policies under the consent decree. Subsection A3, under “scope of services,” says that Cazenave is also supposed to “serve as public information officer on behalf of NOPD for interviews regarding dissemination of any information requested from the Office of the Superintendent relative to the DOJ and high-profile incidents.” The key words there are “public information officer.” Oddly, though, for someone who signed a document stating he’s a public information officer (commonly known as a PIO), Cazenave has been largely absent from any media coverage. Gambit couldn’t find a single reference to him in any news story since he started his liaison job, including coverage of the consent decree itself. Someone in such a position, working back-and-forth between NOPD and DOJ, would seem to be able to provide valuable insight — if not into the negotiations themselves, then at least into how this very important process works. He might also offer a better idea of what exactly the liaison does than is available from his contract or a prepared press statement. But Cazenave, whose contact information is in his contract, has not returned phone and email requests for an interview. Braden says simply that he’s “not available for comment.”

When pressed on why a public information officer isn’t being made available for public comment, Braden writes, “The scope of services is clear and speaks for itself as far as I can tell. Any and all information released to the public is always coordinated through, and authorized by the PIO Office. Sometimes we give statements, sometimes we arrange interviews.” Hutson says she’s not surprised that Braden won’t make Cazenave available because the DOJ and NOPD have agreed not to discuss specifics of the consent decree talks while they’re ongoing. Once full implementation begins, she says, “I imagine he’ll be more forthcoming, hopefully.” Retired NOPD Lt. James Keen, who also put in a bid for the liaison/PIO position, says the problem might be that Cazenave’s contract was poorly, or loosely worded. “I take every proposal in loose terms. I thought the PIO part of that might be reaching out to the commanders and assisting in the process of implementing what DOJ wanted,” Keen says. “Or it could be, hey, if they wanted that person to make a statement, that would be fine.” Braden has not responded to further inquiries for clarification as to what Cazenave’s public information duties are, or whether he’s fulfilled them.

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Arrogance and Insouciance ow that the feds are officially investigating former Mayor Ray Nagin,  the most popular water cooler conversation starter in town is guessing when  he’ll be indicted and on what counts. The Times-Picayune outlined three potential  problem areas for Nagin, to which I would  add a fourth. And that covers just what’s in  the public domain.     In its first story about the grand jury  investigation, the T-P noted that the feds are  looking into “three parallel tracks” against  Nagin, who campaigned as a crusading  reformer in 2002. According to the newspaper, one track involves city tech vendors  who provided Nagin with luxury travel and  home maintenance; another concerns the  Nagin family’s countertop business and  its exclusive deal with Home Depot; and a  third involves suspicions that the countertop biz got free equipment and materials  from city vendors.     Add to that list the City Hall email  scandal. Computer records of Nagin’s  schedule and emails disappeared — right  after WWL-TV asked for them in a public  records request. It is a federal crime to 

tamper with public computers, and if the  tampering is done to conceal a crime, we’re  talking obstruction of justice.     The stink of corruption was already on  Nagin even before he left office. The feds  indicted former city tech chief Greg Meffert while Nagin was still mayor. Meffert  ultimately pleaded guilty to conspiracy and  tax fraud. He has yet to be sentenced, but  he did testify against his old partner, former  City Hall vendor Mark St. Pierre, who got  17-and-a-half years after the feds nailed  him on 53 counts of bribery, conspiracy  and wire fraud. Another former City Hall  tech chief, Anthony Jones, pleaded guilty  to bribery and has been cooperating with  the feds.     Then there’s Aaron Bennett, who  admitted to the T-P that he wanted to give  “something of value” (I love it when perps  quote the criminal statutes) to Nagin to get  in on the post-Katrina contracting bonanza.  Bennett, who has pleaded guilty to bribery,  reportedly lined up Nagin’s free trip to the  Saints-Bears playoff game in 2007 — and  introduced Nagin to Frank Fradella, who  faces federal charges in Texas. 

The stink of corruption was already on Nagin even before he left office.     If Fradella pleads, he’ll cooperate as  well. He and Bennett would join Meffert,  Jones and possibly others on a growing list  of choirboys.      Who might those others be? Lee Zurik  reported last week that the feds are looking at former Assistant City Attorney Bob  Ellis, who has ties to Bennett’s company  Benetech. And let’s not forget St. Pierre.  Considering his long sentence, St. Pierre  has lots of reasons to talk — and, under  federal law, only a year from his Sept. 1,  2011, sentencing date to get anything in  return. Tick, tock.     Speaking of time, when should we 

expect an indictment — if ever? The feds  are nothing if not methodical, especially in  high-profile political corruption cases. That  suggests we won’t see an indictment any  time soon. On the other hand, if the statute  of limitations is an issue (it won’t be if  racketeering is alleged), things could come  together quickly.      For his part, Nagin has responded to  news of the grand jury with his hallmark  blend of arrogance and insouciance. He  told WWL-TV this was just a rehash of old  ethics allegations and that the feds are  encouraging witnesses to change their  stories. Meffert testified in the St. Pierre  trial that Nagin didn’t know who paid for  their infamous Hawaiian vacation. It will be  interesting to see if Meffert sticks to that  story — and if St. Pierre, who paid for the  trip, has a different version.     Meanwhile, we should all give props  to blogger Jason B. Berry of American  Zombie (theamericanzombie.blogspot. com), who first unearthed the Meffert/St.  Pierre scandal. Berry’s reporting was miles  ahead of everybody else — including, until  recently, the feds. 

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Dear Roberto,     The statue of Benito  Juarez, one of Mexico’s  greatest heroes, was  installed at Basin and Conti  streets on April 24, 1965.  Sculpted by Juan Fernando  Olaguibel, it was officially  dedicated on May 17, 1972,  the centennial of Juarez’  death. On its marble base is  inscribed “People of Mexico  to the People of the United  States of America — In homage to the Restorer of the  Republic and President of  Mexico from 1858-1872.”     Born in the small Zapotec  Indian village of San Pablo  Guelatao, Oaxaca, on March  21, 1806, Juarez became  the first Mexican president  of Indian descent. He became a lawyer in 1834 and a  judge in 1841, as well as the  governor of Oaxaca. In 1853  he was forced to flee the  country over his objections  to the corrupt military dictatorship of Antonio López de  Santa Anna.     First, Juarez went to  Havana, where he stayed  until December. Then he  and Jose Maria Maza, the  brother of his wife Margarita,  set sail for New Orleans,  arriving in December 1853.      The two men had little resources and  rented a small room in a boarding house.  They also found someone who agreed to  teach them some English and who would  help them get employment. Eventually the  men formed a friendship with a “Doctor”  Borrego. More quack than legitimate physician, Borrego lived in a wretched house  on the Street of Great Men (today Dauphine Street) in the Faubourg Marigny. His  house was divided by a screen. On one  side was the “consulting room” and on the  other side a “tobacco factory.”     It was here Borrego taught Maza how  to roll cigarettes and cigars. If someone  knocked at the door and appeared to be  in need of a physician, Borrego took off  his apron, put on his doctor’s coat, and  attended to the patient.

    After Maza mastered the art of cigar  making, he taught the job to Juarez. When  night came, the men sold their cigars in  saloons in surrounding areas.     Juarez and the other future Liberal  leaders of Mexico, including Ignacio  Comonfort, José María Mata and Melchor  Ocampo, formed a junta in New Orleans  and began to plan the reforms with which  they hoped to rebuild their nation.

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News With a Twist anchors LeBron “LBJ” Joseph and Susan Roesgen confer with producer Mark Deane (center) about the day’s stories. The anchors tape their 6 p.m. news at 3:30 p.m. and do a 5 p.m. live newscast.

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ew Orleans is a city whose most venerated weathercaster preferred Magic Markers to computer-generated flash — and, so the thinking goes, we like our news that way. Straight-shooting; just the facts, ma’am. So, in December, WGNO-TV viewers must have wondered: Who’s that palooka at the weather map, wearing the cut-off flannel shirt? Yes. It was Larry the Cable Guy, bringing some blue-collar comedy to the forecast. “It was a little cold here today,” the comic told station meteorologist Bruce Katz. “This morning I gave myself a Dutch oven.” Fart jokes were not the forte of Nash Roberts, but WGNO news director Rick Erbach is betting that New Orleans is ready for something new. Booze News. News With a Twist-Off. Erbach and anchors Susan Roesgen and LeBron “LBJ” Joseph have heard it all since Twist debuted in February 2011 with its instantly infamous 6 p.m. news set: a functional bar decorated with New Orleans folk art, looking more like a Bourbon Street

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go-cup joint than a traditional news desk. The results? The station’s ratings have risen from under the cellar to, well, into the cellar, buoyed on a news-flavored froth of banter, viral videos, a nightly cocktail recipe and “guest anchors.” The Twist concept has done well enough at the station to spread to WGNO’s 5 o’clock news slot. By November 2011, WGNO remained mired behind all its

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The News With a Twist set features folk art by Simon Hardeveld and real liquor behind the bar, though the anchors don’t drink anything stronger than coffee. According to news director Rick Erbach, the set cost $15,000 to build and decorate. The station’s traditional news set cost $100,000.

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competitors in every time slot where it presented a newscast — but while only 1.2 percent of New Orleans homes watched its 5 p.m. newscast the year before, the numbers had doubled. WGNO’s news ratings are still far behind those of WWLTV, WDSU-TV and WVUE-TV. But the needle has moved, slightly, after years of sub-cellar-dwelling, thanks to Twist. “Longevity has worked in this market,” Erbach says. “But I think in the last two or three years we’ve seen this surge that people want it now. You see it on blogs, you see it online. “People don’t want to wait until 5 o’clock to find out what happened in New Orleans,” Erbach says. “They already know. Part of what we’re trying to do is take people to the next step.” Television news, like its print counterpart,

“This feels more natural than what I did at Channel 6 in the ’90s.”

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is struggling with new challenges and competition. TiVo and Hulu and the Internet and smartphones have untethered us from network schedules; Facebook and TMZ and YouTube and the Huffington Post are just some of the firehoses of constantly updated information that didn’t exist a few years ago. Most of it’s free, much of it’s personalized, and — face it — it’s all more fun than watching the City Council parse the budget. A Nielsen survey earlier this month found people 12 to 34 are spending less time watching TV than they were even a year ago. “Whenever I meet people under the

age of 35, I ask them, ‘Do you watch the news?” says Bill Siegel, the news director of WWL-TV. (Disclosure: Gambit and WWL-TV are content partners; several of the paper’s writers and contributors regularly appear on the station’s various news programs.) “I get a lot of ‘No, I get it all from the Internet,’” Siegel says. “I think there will always be a place for broadcast, but we look at all the platforms and say, ‘How do we serve these diverse audiences?’” It’s 3:30 p.m., and Roesgen and LBJ are taping that night’s 6 p.m. news. WGNO’s 6 p.m. news is taped two and a half hours early during the week; the Saturday night newscast is taped Friday afternoon. Nightlife correspondent Mike Theis is sipping a glass of Chardonnay on set (the bottles behind the bar contain real liquor). And we’re off. There’s no traditional reportage, just quick video clips from CNN and ABC news services narrated by LBJ and Roesgen. Among the top stories: a five-year-old in another city has stabbed three people over ownership of a juice box; an update on the captain that bailed off the sinking cruise ship (“Chicken of the Sea”); and a discussion of a “controversial” episode of the sitcom Modern Family, which happened to be airing on WGNO later that night. The hardest news on the show is a soundless clip of Gov. Bobby Jindal visiting a local school the day after announcing his new education program. Roesgen and LBJ don’t say anything about the education program, but have a short he-said she-said debate about public school teacher tenure. There are no sportscasters, no meteorologists — weather is handled with a simple graphic of the next two days’ predicted temperatures, a complete change from the five-minute, graphically heavy, bing-bangzoom weather presentations on other stations — unless, of course, Larry the PAGE 20

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breezy, nothing-too-heavy, opinionated approach “wonderful.” “You look at the monitors, and it’s fish kill, fish kill, fish kill, fish kill,” Roesgen says, describing a typically depressing story you might find on other newscasts. “Well, not us.” “If we do it, we’ll do it differently,” says LBJ. While that day’s news was taping, Twitter messages from that day’s City Council meeting were streaming on my phone: The public defender’s office was telling the council it’s going broke. That story wasn’t sexy — but it was important. Is that news on News With a Twist? “We have reported on that,” Roesgen says. “We’ve talked about the problems in the public defender’s office. But a City Council meeting? Ehhh.” She waggles her hand in a not-so-much gesture. “And you have to remember — it’s TV, we always need a visual.” “This is a hard news town,” says Jonathan Shelley, news director at WDSU-TV, who arrived here in 2007 after a stint in Oklahoma City. “People take news seriously here, be it news, weather or sports. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to be here.” “New Orleans is a very hard news town, and in my experience, [people here have] always responded to that,” says Mikel Schaefer. Schaefer has worked

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in New Orleans news for 27 years, beginning at WWL before becoming news director at WVUE, where he has recently employed several former WGNO reporters on a full- or part-time basis, including Meg Gatto, Liz Reyes and Jessica Holly. “I feel very strongly, from a news point of view, what you wouldn’t put on a television screen you shouldn’t put on Twitter or Facebook,” he says. “I don’t believe opinions should be part of it.” Erbach scoffs at that approach. “Journalists, they’ll just parrot back the copy and you’ll know nothing about them. Where is it written down that you can’t [express an opinion]? That’d be nice to hear what [WWL-TV’s] Angela [Hill] had to say about the Republican convention or the Iowa caucuses.” Asked if he thinks his star anchor should begin inserting her thoughts and opinions into the nightly news, a pokerfaced Siegel says, “I understand where Rick is coming from, but from where I’m sitting hard news coverage begins with the facts and then comes the opinion and interpretation.” But what about morning shows? WWL’s Eyewitness Morning News, the city’s top-rated morning show, has a couch, chatty segments with anchors Eric Paulsen and Sally-Ann Roberts, live music, viral videos, cooking, fashion and entertainment segments, Roberts’ famous birthday song — isn’t that at least a cousin of the Twist approach? “It’s cooking, it’s culture,” Siegel says. “I don’t know that’s News With a Twist. I

and his actress wife. The earliest set concept for Twist, suggested by a corporate visitor from Chicago who came down to consult with Cruse and Erbach and ended up spending time on Bourbon Street, had a bar that looked like a Boston pub (clearly wrong for New Orleans) — and included a stripper’s pole. Cruse said no to both. WGNO isn’t the only station experimenting with eyebrow-raising gimmicks; Houston’s KIAH-TV (owned, as is WGNO, by Tribune Broadcasting) has NewsFix, where last week’s hot topics included “ID’ing Dog Poo” and “The World’s Most Expensive and Luxurious Condom.” A regular feature on NewsFix is the “Dumbass of the Day.” And when Cleveland’s WOIO-TV was barred from a recent high-profile local trial, its newscast began reenacting each day’s testimony using puppets reciting court transcripts. (Ratings were strong.) On News With a Twist, regular features include “Wingin’ It,” with correspondent Tyler Wing trying his hand at various endeavors (learning to roll cigars, duck calling, riding a zip line). Commentary from the Everyyat perspective is provided by Kaare Johnson (son of the late WWL-TV editorialist Phil Johnson), while Northshore radio host Mike Church breathes AM-radio style thunder in the “Right Twist on the News.” (A recent, and typical, Church opinion: “The Ultimate Education Choice For Parents Is Ending Public Education.”) Each

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don’t see Sally or Eric editorializing.” Perhaps it’s also a question of tone; WWL’s website has featured gentle YouTube timewasters like “Frog Playing Video Game” and “Dancing Chihuahua.” Twist’s viral-video page, meanwhile, has been the portal to clips like “Man Left With Permanent ‘Woody’ after Getting Penis Tattoo” and “Worried Your Woman’s Cheating? DNA Test Her Panties For Leftovers.” “Who says the news has to be a certain way?” Erbach asks. “Who says?” Both Erbach and WGNO general manager John Cruse insist that “Twist” is a work in progress, an evolving experiment based on audience response and the enthusiasms of their staff. Bad ideas, or ideas that don’t work, can be jettisoned quickly. Before settling on Roesgen and LBJ, the men had considered a variety of other anchors both with and without news backgrounds, including a wellknown local talk-radio personality

episode of “Twist” concludes with the “Drink of the Day,” a local bartender presenting a cocktail recipe; the brandname booze is provided by Republic Beverage Company, a local liquor distributor, which, Cruse says, also is allowed to pick which bars are featured. That sort of cozy relationship would send traditional news directors reaching for the Tums — as would WGNO’s whole concept of “guest anchors,” who have included one-call-that’s-all lawyer Morris Bart (an advertiser on the show), New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond and New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas. Asked how a news program could cover the NOPD after its chief has shared the anchor barstool, Erbach insists the station wouldn’t pull any punches, adding, “If we started eliminating people based on how we’d cover them, we’d run out of people to guest host.” Then there’s the role of “creative services” — TV-newsspeak for the

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WWL-TV morning show producer Val Amedee talks with Bill Siegel, the station’s news director. “I don’t think you see the sort of tabloid presentation you would in other markets here,” Siegel says. “The news is not presented that way in New Orleans, at least at the three stations that garner significant ratings.”

marketing department, which is responsible for both promoting newscasts and helping determine the look of the broadcast itself (the colors, the swooshes), but not the content of the news. At WGNO, though, creative services seems to have a larger role than it does in other New Orleans newsrooms. A jazzy little segment is running on the computer of WGNO’s Jeff Funk. Funk, a member of the station’s creative services department, has the title “Creative Director, Innovation and Imagination.” The segment is a tour of the Old New Orleans Rum factory, showing how the liquor is distilled and bottled, the label prominent in nearly every shot. It’s fun to watch, a slick, cheerful package, expertly photographed, edited and scored, looking like something you’d see on an in-room hotel channel more than it does a segment on a regular newscast. (One night later on News With a Twist, Roesgen would introduce the piece as straight news: “You might not know this, but there is a hidden gem in Gentilly …”) Did the rum company pay for this? No, insists Cruse. “I wish we got revenue for this!” he says, joking. The practice of a creative services department influencing, much less providing content for, a newscast seems to be unique to WGNO in the New Orleans market. “That’s new to me,” Siegel says. “In five television stations [where I’ve worked], I’ve never heard of a

Shelley, who declined all comment on other stations and their practices, would say only, “What goes into our newscast comes from the newsroom.” But even as newsrooms across the country face new questions about both ethics and content, social media and the gravitational pull of celebrity news have forced them to cover stories they might have previously ignored. Just a few years ago, it’s unlikely all four local news stations would have even mentioned the “Bourbon

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creative services department going to shoot stories and inserting them into newscasts. That wouldn’t be how I’d like to see a newsroom ever run.” Asked if his creative services department ever has influence on the newscasts, Schaefer says, “No, no, no. No. Not in this shop.”

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students at Tulane University. At the national level, all three cable news networks covered the death of Whitney Houston with the sort of round-the-clock saturation coverage once reserved for wars — and then there’s CNN Headline News, where tabloid-Draculas Nancy Grace and Drew Pinsky stretch the definition of news to the snapping point. Still, traditional news hasn’t gone anywhere. The Tyndall Report, which monitors the nightly newscasts of the three networks, found that in 2011 the biggest stories (by far) were the slaying of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, the ousting of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and ongoing coverage of the U.S. economy. Pop culture news was not even in the Top 10 (the British royal wedding came in at No. 11). For now, WGNO has traditional newscasts in the morning, as well as at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. — the latter featuring reporter Sheldon Fox’s flashy, zazzed-up crime reports in the station’s signature “Wheel of Justice” segment. It raises the question: Would Twist work at 10 p.m., sandwiched between ABC’s entertainment programming and Nightline? Cruse says he’s just concentrating on growing Twist in the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. time slots, but says the concept has been discussed in a general sense. Asked the same question, Erbach just smiles and shrugs. “We haven’t had that specific conversation — but why not?” he says. “Why wouldn’t it?”

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SHoPPing NEWS J. CREW recently celebrated its grand opening at thE ShoPS At CANAl PlACE (333 Canal St., Suite 124, 528-9572; www.jcrew. com). There are Italian ballet flats and a large selection of cashmere for sale at the store. louiSiANA MuSiC FACtoRy (210 Decatur St., 586-1094; www.louisianamusicfactory.com) celebrates 20 years in business at its free 20th ANNivERSARy CElEbRAtioN at the shop from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. There will be performances by Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, Little Freddie King and others. thE ESPlANAdE MAll (1401 W. esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-6116; www. shoptheesplanade.com) hosts WoRld oF

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ustling down Decatur Street with her rescue pooch Presston in tow, Rhonda Findley radiates energy and high spirits. After spending the afternoon at Pop City (940 Decatur St., 528-8559), she’s en route to Fun Rock’n (1125 Decatur St., 524-1122). Owning and managing these two stores as well as a third location, Pop City Fun Rock’n (3109 Magazine St., 895-4102; www.funrockn.com), sounds exhausting, but Findley takes on the challenge with enthusiasm. “We just want to give the people of New Orleans what they want,” she says, smiling. Findley opened her first store 10 years ago. A freelance cookbook writer looking to move into another field, she befriended her neighbor and future business partner David Gordin, who has been a vendor at the French Market for more than 20 years. Together they opened Fun Rock’n on Decatur Street, which sells T-shirts with New Orleans-centric, iron-on designs, quirky costumes and novelty gifts that range from collectible action figures depicting Sigmund Freud and “Crazy Cat Lady” to magnetic mustaches for cars. “We really wanted to do something fun and festive that exuded the spirit of the city, and that was reminiscent of the originality David was known for in his booth,” Findley says. The store’s success led them to launch their more fashion-oriented concept, Pop City. Pop City is awash in bright, vibrant apparel, accessories and pieces by

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Johnny V’s Opens Uptown

It’s been a long time coming, but Johnny V’s (6106 Magazine St., 899-4880) is now open, serving dinner Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is a partnership between former Cafe Degas (3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com) chef Ryan Hughes and former Clancy’s Restaurant manager Johnny Vodanovich, who also runs Monkey Hill Bar (6100 Magazine St., 899-4800; www. monkeyhillbar.com) just next door. “My style is always rooted in classical French, but here I think we’ve upped the ante, making it more contemporary,” Hughes says. First courses like steamed mussels, escargot, charcuterie plates and shrimp remoulade may sound familiar enough, and the menu includes bistro classics like hanger steak with fries, and doses of Creole flavor like speckled trout meuniere. But things branch out quite a bit from there. The fricassee of Mississippi rabbit and shiitake mushrooms has rosemary gnocchi, rabbit belly croquettes and kohlrabi; the Dijon-crusted rack of lamb is served with a Chinese black rice cake and mint edamame; and the confit of duck leg

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C&A Seafood serves boiled seafood and some Vietnamese items.

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here’s a category of restaurants around town that I’ve started calling “Viet Orleanian.” Typically run by first- or second-generation Vietnamese immigrants, they specialize in bargain po-boys, seafood platters, gumbo and, usually, yakamein, the unglamorous soup known for its hangover-fighting abilities, which may be in demand during this first week of Lent. These places don’t have much curb appeal, but they can furnish a satisfying lunch with distinctly local flavor faster and cheaper than just about any other type of eatery, and they’re everywhere. The addition of one more in this category is not exactly momentous news, but since it opened last spring, C&A Seafood has been upping the game in some small but significant ways. Housed in a former gas station, remodeled with a stucco exterior and a sort of timber grotto out front, C&A from the start featured a big case of boiled seafood, with beautiful shrimp layered with bay leaf, chopped-up Dungeness crabs and piles of crawfish. A diner can make a pretty solid lunch from a halfpound of those shrimp and a 99-cent tallboy of Big Shot soda from C&A’s wall of beverages. But what grabbed my attention was the recent addition of spring rolls — fresh, clean-tasting rice paper wraps, bundled by the cash register as grab-and-go snacks. For as long as I’ve visited these Viet Orleanian cafes, I’ve wondered why they so rarely incorporate Vietnamese food into the selection. A few

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places, like Bywater Market (4400 St. Claude Ave., 948-8998) and Eat-Well Food Store (2700 Canal St., 821-7730), do a side business in Vietnamese dishes, but it takes some searching to find these options. The owners of C&A Seafood also run Dream Berrie Cafe, a Baton Rouge frozen yogurt shop that offers a lengthy menu of pho, rice platters and bun noodle salads. So the template is there, and the simple addition of spring rolls at C&A is a trial balloon for a potentially more diverse menu here. As things stand now, C&A is a reliably good pit stop for boiled seafood (call ahead for large orders or live sacks), and a bank of yogurt dispensers was recently added. The seafood gumbo is exemplary of the Viet Orleanian style, with a full and lemony flavor, as if the roux crossed paths with a seafood boil. Fried seafood is good, especially the shrimp, which can sometimes approach the size of chicken wings. Roast beef is the unexciting deli-sliced variety, though there’s something to the thin, salty gravy that makes it like a glistening glaze. And then there’s the yakamein. Dark and oily, with lots of green onion and fried onions floating on top, filled with plump shrimp, it’s simple but satisfying and restorative. Still, spooning the stuff out of C&A’s super-sized take-out containers, I can’t help but pine a little for the pho this kitchen could be making alongside it.

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interview gets a satsuma marmalade glaze and a black pepper broth with braised bok choy. In line with the approach he took at Cafe Degas, Hughes also has been preparing many different specials at Johnny V’s. “We’re been running between eight and 10 (specials) a night,” Hughes says. Johnny V’s is closely entwined with the neighboring Monkey Hill Bar. The restaurant uses the bar at Monkey Hill for its drinks service, and Hughes plans to introduce a menu of small plates at the bar. “It will be French street food, Korean barbecue, tacos and things like that,” Hughes says. The restaurant opened in late January. Most entrees cost about $25, with appetizers ranging between $9 and $14. The bar food menu will have items costing between $5 and $7, Hughes says.

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A new Uptown Vietnamese restaurant promising something a little different from standard noodle shop fare was slated to open late last week. Restaurateur Kim Nguyen says her Magasin Vietnamese Cafe (4201 Magazine St., 896-7611) will serve lunch and dinner daily, and the restaurant will be BYOB until it gets a liquor license. Magasin’s address was previously a corner grocery, and the extensive renovation of the building has given it a contemporary look. The space is open and windows flip up to reveal countertop-style windowsills on which customers can dine while they sit inside or outside. The menu has a different feel, too. Spring rolls are a centerpiece, and Magasin’s menu lists 10 varieties, from the familiar shrimp or pork to Chinese sausage with egg or garlic-fried tofu. There are steamed pork buns and panko shrimp balls on the appetizer list and “special plates” like braised pork, curries and chopped filet mignon. There’s a vegan option on the pho list, a few seafood soups, bun noodle salads, rice plates and banh mi. Almost everything is under $10. A second, auxiliary eatery within the building also is in the works. Called Bites by Magasin, it will serve breakfast and po-boys and operate as a walk-up window with outdoor seating on a side patio.

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You can’t find this neighborhood identified on your Urbanspoon app, but the folks at Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com) want to put SoBou (310 Chartres St., phone n.a.) on the map. That’s the name of the restaurant a group of Commander’s partners plan to open this spring inside the W French Quarter hotel (316 Chartres St., 581-1200; www. wfrenchquarter.com). The name is short form for “South of Bourbon” – and that’s riverside of Bourbon for those with strictly New Orleanscentric internal compasses. SoBou is taking over the space that was long held by Bacco, the Italian restaurant owned

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ike countless other churches, historic St. Augustine Catholic Church (1210 Gov. Nicholls St., 525-5934; www.staugustinecatholicchurchneworleans.org) hosts a fish fry each Friday during Lent, with the first one falling on Feb. 24 this year. Audrey Amos is one of the parishioners who helps make it happen, along with fellow coordinator Eloise Picou and a group of more than 30 volunteers. St. Augustine has held the Lenten fish fry for decades and it is as an annual fundraiser for the church. The fish fries are open to all, and for an $8 donation, a visitor gets a plate of fried catfish with potato salad, vegetables, bread and dessert, and specials like shrimp Creole or etouffee are sometimes available. Fish fries will be held in the St. Augustine parish hall from noon to 6 p.m. each Friday through April 6.

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Describe how a typical fish fry day begins. Amos: We begin with a prayer, and it’s a prayer that we’ll succeed and sell out that day. Then you rush, rush to start getting orders ready. Someone will play some hymns, and we’ll be singing while we work. Then, at noon, the music changes and it’s all about a party. Periodically a musician from the neighborhood will come in and hit a little session right there for us, choir members might start singing. It’s all impromptu.

209 Bourbon St., 525-2021 www.galatoires.com Golden-crusted cauliflower au gratin is a classic side.

Do you think people are coming for more than just a plate of catfish? A: Oh yes, it’s part of that New Orleans atmosphere that you don’t get anywhere else. You walk in, you’re going to find smiles, friends, conversation. People from the neighborhood come every week, and we have people who come from all over and people who call in orders from schools, from their offices, from City Hall, sometimes 20 orders at a time.

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by another scion of the Brennan family, Ralph Brennan. The team behind SoBou includes Ti Martin, co-proprietor of Commander’s Palace, and Tory McPhail, executive chef at Commander’s Palace, and they recently released details of their plan. Describing the venture as “an unexpectedly playful, modern Creole saloon,” beverages will be at the forefront of the concept. In addition to a large bar, there will be enomatic machines, or self-serve wine dispensing systems that allow customers to sample wines not typically offered by the glass, and there also will be a beer garden with booths equipped with their own taps. “We call it cooking with a Louisiana DNA and adult beverages,” McPhail said of the SoBou concept in a release. The chef for SoBou is Juan Carlos Gonzalez, who has worked at other restaurants under the Commander’s Palace umbrella, including Bistro Alex in Houston. The cuisine is characterized as “Louisiana street food inspired,” and some representative dishes will include bruleed Creole tomatoes, shrimp and tasso pinchos (a type of tapa) and burgers.

Cyrus and Jackson Close

There has been lots of news lately about new restaurants and those in the works but some have been lost as well. Two recent closures are Jackson (1910 Magazine St., phone n.a.), which was pitched as a neighborhood restaurant in the Lower Garden District, and the Persian restaurant Cyrus (612 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, phone n.a.). Jackson was opened in October 2009 by Mark Anthony and John Bolderson, who took over a historic building that had seen a few restaurants open and close. Its immediate predecessor also was named Jackson, and although the new owners introduced a more casual menu, they kept the name and design. In Metairie, Hassan Seraji opened Cyrus a year ago in a sprawling new restaurant space at the former site of the Fun Arcade. A bit more upscale than most other local Middle Eastern restaurants, its menu was based on the cuisine of its owner’s native Iran and featured many grilled meat platters and aromatic rice dishes.

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aMeRICaN Fat Hen gRoCeRY — 7457 St. Charles Ave., 266-2921; www.fathengrill.com — barbecue is the specialty at chef shane Pritchett’s casual cafe with an upscale deli menu. Order barbecued pulled-pork, Texasstyle brisket or st. louis ribs. There also are burgers, entrees, creative sides, and breakfast is available all day. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

sometHin’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. somethingelsecafe.com — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-sat. Credit cards. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYoU BeeR gaRDen — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to bayou beer Garden for a 10-oz. bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. lunch and dinner, late-night fri.-sat. Credit cards. $ Dino’s BaR & gRill — 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $ tHe RiVeRsHaCK taVeRn — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com

sHamRoCK BaR & gRill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 3010938 — shamrock serves burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks and fries with cheese or gravy. Other options include corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $ ZaDDie’s taVeRn — 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 832-0830 — Zaddie’s serves burgers, alligator sausage, boudin, tamales and meat or crawfish pies. Thursday’s steak night special features a filet mignon, butter-garlic potatoes, salad, grilled french bread and a soft drink for $15. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. lunch and dinner Mon.-sat., late-night fri.sat. Cash only. $ saUCY’s BBQ gRill — 3244 Severn Ave., Metairie, 322-2544; www.saucysbbqgrill.com — saucy’s serves slow-smoked st. louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled or jerk chicken. side items include smoked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw and Caribbean rice. No reservations. lunch and dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

BReWPUB CResCent CitY BReWHoUse — 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com — live jazz and German-style beers complement creative cooking at this brewpub. Crabmeat-stuffed jumbo shrimp, grilled baby back ribs, overstuffed po-boys and seafood gumbo are popular dishes. reservations recommended. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BURGeRS BeaCHCoRneR BaR & gRill — 4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com — Top a 10-oz. beach burger with cheddar, blue, swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reserva-

tions. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BUD’s BRoileR — Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com — bud’s broiler is known for charcoalbroiled burgers topped with hickory-amoked sauce. The menus also includes hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. The Clearview Parkway and 24-hour City Park location also offer shrimp and catfish po-boys. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CaFe CaFe FReRet — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the freret Egg sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., fri.-sat. Credit cards. $$ Canal stReet BistRo & eCo CaFe — 3903 Canal St., 561-6585; www.ecocafeno.com — This cafe serves sandwiches like the veggie club, layered with swiss cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, spinach and baby pickles. There are fresh squeezed juices, and friday and saturday evenings feature tapas dining. No reservations. breakfast and lunch daily, dinner fri.-sat. Credit cards. $$ gott goURmet CaFe — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised pork, baked ham, pickles, swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. breakfast sat.sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-sun. Credit cards. $ laKeVieW BReW CoFFee CaFe — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $ paRKVieW CaFe at CitY paRK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — located in the old Casino building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ pRaVDa — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its soviet kitsch and selection of

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o’HenRY’s FooD & spiRits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine. com — the cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. there also is a menu of sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschettas, salads and dips. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES — 3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries. com — Maurice French Pastries offers an array of continental and French baked goods as well as specialty cakes, cheesecakes and pies. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon: breakfast and lunch tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE CHINA ORCHID — 704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com — this longtime Riverbend restaurant offers a wide array of Chinese dishes. Sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served on a hot plate with steamed rice on the side. other options include fried rice, noodle and egg foo young dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — the large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.tryyuen.com — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with tong Cho sauce, and Cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COFFee/DeSSeRt ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www. antoines.com — the Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. the Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ KUPCAKE FACTORY — 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com — Choose from a large selection of gourmet cupcakes. the Fat Elvis is made with banana cake and topped with peanut butter frosting. the Strawberry Fields tops

PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. there also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY 5 FIFTY 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638; www.555canal. com — New orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona. com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com — this wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. the hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl. com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — the city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been

like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www. gumboshop.com — Gumbo and New orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; www.melangenola.com — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — this casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. the menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CUBaN/CaRIBBeaN MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola. com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DeLI CG’S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL — 1100 Constance St., 722-3168; www.therustynail. biz — Inside the Rusty Nail, CG’s offers a menu of sandwiches. the Piggly Wiggly features pulled pork on a sesame seed bun with coleslaw and pickle chips on the side. the Wild turkey is layered with Granny Smith apple slices, provolone, bacon and garlic mayo. No reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sat. Cash only. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com — this New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. the Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. the Sena salad

features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and corianderspiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www. martiniquebistro.com — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8855565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 8348583; www.andreasrestaurant. com — Chef Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale, topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made pasta and smoked salmon in cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — this familystyle eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-2266 — this Italian-style eatery serves New orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNeSe KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 8913644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the long list of special rolls includes the Big

Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. the Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. the duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; www.bouchenola.com — this wine bar and restaurant serves creative dishes like tasso truffle mac and cheese with three cheeses and Mornay sauce, baby spinach salad with Maytag blue cheese and bacon lardons, and crispy duck breast with Grand Marnier sweet potatoes and vanilla-balsamic extract. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.chefpaul.com — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning’s restaurant sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. the fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans. com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. try New orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinpage 31

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TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MeDIteRRaNeaN/ MIDDLe eaSteRN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www. attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MeXICaN & SOUtHWeSteRN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and charbroiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurders.com — this surf shack serves CaliforniaMexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat.

MUSIC aND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. gazebocafenola.com — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. hob.com/neworleans — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — this music clubs serves dishes like fish and chips, spicy hot wings, tacos and more. there are weekly specials and vegetarian and vegan options. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com — traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NeIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. artzbagelz.com — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear

BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT — 636 Franklin St., Gretna, 3013166; www.braxtonsnola.com — Braxton’s serves a mix of salads, po-boys, deli sandwiches and entrees. Start a meal with oysters Louise, featuring fried oysters on a bed of spinach and cheese. the seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish strips, french fries, potato salad and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. olivebranchcafe.com — these cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZa MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. newyorkpizzanola.com — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

www.reginellis.com — this New orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 8948554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza.com — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 — Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy. com — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com — the Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 895-7272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111;

TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com — the roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this uptown bar. other

options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SeaFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — Grand Isle offers seafood options from raw oysters to lobster St. Malo with combines Maine lobster, shrimp and mussels in seafood broth. Baked Gulf fish are served with compound chili butter, potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — the Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — this stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill. com — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. other options include fried seafood platters, poboys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SteaKHOUSe CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www.centraarchy.com — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and the super-sized

cuts include a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com — order uSDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. there are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

taPaS/SPaNISH BARCELONA TAPAS — 720 Dublin St., 861-9696 — this Spanish restaurant serves paella and more than 50 tapas dishes with selections including patatas bravas, garlic shrimp, tomato with mozzarella and avocado shrimp tropical. No reservations. Dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — the decadant Mushroom Manchego toast is a favorite here. or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — the menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIetNaMeSe AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www.moonnola. com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. there are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com — Pho NoLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sun., dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. babyloncafe.biz —the Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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also are nods to the drama Agnes of God, a play made into a film starring Jane Fonda in 1985. (Roberson has starred as Agnes in a production of the play.) Graham explains some of the humor as seeing Rosalind Russell’s Mother Superior in The Trouble with Angels as being more like the eccentric Mame Dennis she played in Auntie Mame. “This goes back to how (nuns) were portrayed after JFK became president,” Roberson says. “There was this fascination with Catholicism.” There are many nun films to draw on and Busch is known for channeling film treatments in his plays. And Divine Sister isn’t Nunsense, Roberson says. Its complicated plot involves women who all had interesting lives before they entered the convent, and those secrets slowly spill out. Some of the religious concerns extend to other denominations. “When you’re a nun, it’s a full-time job. You give up everything to serve God,” Roberson says. “But everyone has a secret, and you see why everyone has come to the church.” Roberson saw the original production in New York and was interested in doing the play. He has worked with Busch in a couple of productions. In The Miracle Worker, he played Helen Keller to Busch’s Anne Sullivan. Roberson starred in The Divine Sister in a recent run in Boston, which he says focused more on the dramatic side, and he was the only character in drag. The New Orleans production is a comedy. It was originally scheduled to run in the City Series at Southern Rep, but when that theater lost its lease at the Shops at Canal Place, the production was

moved to the Mid-City Theatre. The dates were not changed and it was always meant to run following Fat Tuesday. “I can’t go crazy for Carnival,” Roberson says. “We have a show opening two days later.” The producers also thought the play seemed like a good way to ease into Lent. “It fits the mood of Carnival,” Rucker says. “We wish this could count as church. There’s a lot of revelry in it.” But it’s not over the top. “You can still give something up for Lent and come see this,” Graham says.

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ometimes nuns get a bum rap. The stereotype of the mean nun, dogmatically strict and armed with a ruler, has long been an entertaining character. But in The Divine Sister, varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson), Ricky Graham and Theatre 13 are giving up that image for Lent. “There are some strange things going on in this convent,” Roberson says. “It can be risque, but it has a sweet story.” It may be sweet, but it’s not the Catholic church’s vision of nuns. In Theatre 13’s production, almost all of the nuns are played by men. In the 2010 debut of Divine Sister in New York, the only drag performance was by playwright Charles Busch in the lead role as Mother Superior. That drew some fortuitous negative publicity. “A photo of him dressed as a nun ran in the paper,” Roberson says. “Someone at the archdiocese condemned it. And it sold out.” A drag-heavy production in New Orleans is probably less of a shock to local audiences, especially for fans of varla and Graham’s many collaborations, but Divine Sister isn’t a satire of the church or parody of nuns. “It’s actually inspirational,” says Theatre 13’s Gary Rucker, who stars in the production. Busch is known for outrageous satires like Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. Local audiences may recall Running With Scissors’ production of his Mommie Dearest parody Die, Mommie, Die!. But this work takes up a particular era’s film stereotypes of nuns: the kooky and dedicated nuns of films like The Sound of Music or The Bells of St. Mary’s. “every great nun movie, every great scene is part of this medley of nun movies,” Roberson says. “But you don’t have to know them to get it.” “It’s Hollywood Catholicism,” says director Ricky Graham, a frequent Merman collaborator. “The nun herself is saintly, not just a worker in the church. Most of the nuns in this play are kooky. They’re refracted through Hollywood.” Some of those films include the drama The Song of Bernadette (1943), the comedy The Trouble with Angels (1966) and The Singing Nun (1966), a biographical work about an actual singing nun, played by Debbie Reynolds. There

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TUeSday 21 Banks Street Bar — sebastian & the funky existence, 10

The Maison — magnitude, 3; gene’s music machine, 6; mojoflo, 10; DJ otto & friends (upstairs), 10; barry stephenson’s pocket, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10

Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7

Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8

Blue Nile — gravy, 4; fessters, 9

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

BMC — andre bouvier band, 11 a.m; meghan stewart band, 2; Young pinstripe brass band, 5; eudora evans & Deep soul, 8; lagniappe brass band, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — roy mcgrath trio, 8 Checkpoint Charlie — Dana abbott band, 1; suplecs, 5

Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — Voodoo glow skulls, authority Zero, slyfox, Vapo rats, switchers, 7 d.b.a. — gypsyphonic Disko, new orleans Klezmer all-stars and others, 3; treme brass band, 8 Dragon’s Den — billy franklin’s smoke ’n’ bones trio feat. eduardo tozzato & gabriel Velasco, 10 The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — mardi gras indian orchestra, 3 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Khris royal & Dark matter, 6

Siberia — Krewe of bitchpork mardi gras showcase feat. microshards, Xina Xurner, buoyant sea and others, 4; mars, pilgrim, slowbull, mountain of wizard, 9 Spotted Cat — Carolyn broussard, 10 a.m; shotgun Jazz band, 2; smokin’ time Jazz Club, 6; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 10 Yuki Izakaya — sombras brilhantes, 8

WedneSday 22 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 The Beach — Chicken on the bone feat. lenten rockers & the mardi gras Hangover injuns, 7:30 Big Al’s Deckbar Seafood & Blues — John lisi & Delta funk, 8 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — United postal project, 8; gravity a, 11 BMC — brent walsh Quartet feat. romy Kaye, 6; blues4sale, 8; De Ja Vu brass band, 11 Bombay Club — monty banks, 7:30 Checkpoint Charlie — t-bone stone, 7; aoleon rosio, 11

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — andrew baham Quartet, 8

Chickie Wah Wah — sweet olive string band, 5:30; meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8

Kerry Irish Pub — Jason bishop & friends, 7:30

Columns Hotel — ricardo Crespo, 8

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — shovels & rope, my graveyard Jaw, alynda lee, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — mem shannon, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip wilson, 8 The Maison — Drew Calhoun, 6; Upstarts, 9; penthouse sessions (upstairs), 10

Checkpoint Charlie — Domenic, 7; shattermat, 11 Circle Bar — Joe adragna, 10 Clever Wine Bar — Vincent marini, 7 Columns Hotel — fredy omar, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — other planets, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — loren pickford, 10 The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — stooges brass band, 10

MON: FREE POOL 6-10pm Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 5

FRIday 24 12 Bar — michael liuzza & Cafe au lait CD release, 10 Banks Street Bar — Dave peyton, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — amanda shaw, 8

Buffa’s Lounge — peter novelli, 8

Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — roman skakun, 5; James andrews, 8

Checkpoint Charlie — Kenny triche, 7; Hillbilly Hotel, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — amy trail, 5; paul sanchez, 8

Rock ’N’ Bowl — David phys & influencia de Jazz, 8:30

The Maison — those peaches, 5; David mahoney, 7

Columns Hotel — alex bachari trio, 5

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10

Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Oak — Kristin Diable, 9

Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

Victory — sombras brilhantes, 7:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — mykia Jovan, 5

THURSday 23 12 Bar — tina Jameson, 9 Banks Street Bar — rx filled, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — walter “wolfman” washington, 8 The Beach — Chicken on the bone feat. lenten rockers & the mardi gras Hangover injuns, 7:30 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mckee & little maker, 7 BMC — soula billy swamp boogie band, 5; andy J. forest, 8; Young pinstripe brass band, 11

Preservation Hall — new birth brass band feat. tanio Hingle, 8

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Blue Nile — Kermit ruffins & the barbecue swingers, 7; sol Driven train & Colin lake band, 10; truth Universal, e.f. Cuttin’, blackstar bangas (upstairs), 10

Old U.S. Mint — Jesse mcbride, 12

Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen st. Jug band, 10

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Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7

Howlin’ Wolf — rapsody, planeJane, Chels, Deep n space, Kashflow, lg, 9

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Bayou Beer Garden — mo Jelly band, 9

Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown, 10

Kerry Irish Pub — beth patterson, 9

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BMC — el Deorazio & friends, 3; blue trees, 6; Dana abbot band, 9; lagniappe brass band, 12:30 a.m.

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

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The Cypress — before the Dreamer, Carpe Diem, the world above Us, 7 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

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Three Muses — tom mcDermott, 4:30; luke winslow-King, 7:30

Buffa’s Lounge — tom mcDermott & aurora nealand, 8

Vaughan’s — Kermit ruffins & the barbecue swingers, 8:30

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hermes Bar — shannon powell trio, 8 & 10 House of Blues (Parish) — prytania, alexander fly, enharmonic souls, 9:30 Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Unnaturals, Howdies, 10

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The Chill Spot — Keedy black, magnolia rhome, sissy nobby, 10

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Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Wendell Brunious & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7; Wendell Brunious & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30

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Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8

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Bombay Club — Monty Banks Duo, 7:30; Monty Banks Duo, 7:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Checkpoint Charlie — Dread & Friends, 8 Circle Bar — Carbon Poppies, Julie Odell, Vaun, 10 Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 9 Covington Trailhead — Safe Harbor benefit concert feat. Grayhawk Bank, Big Soul and others, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — Miracle at St. Anna, OH! The Moment, ManVsMachine, Ocean’s Aftermath, Jump the Sky, No Need For Armor, Carpe Diem, 7 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Cornerstone Harmonizers, 2 Oak — Jenn Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Sauve Road Band, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, 9:30 Siberia — Catheter, Laughing Dog, Gasmiasma, Impressionable Youth, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen St. All Stars, 10 Three Muses — Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

d.b.a. — Lightnin’ Malcolm & Cameron Kimbrough, 2; John Boutte, 8; Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 11

Twist of Lime — No Room for Saints, Badgrass, Harvester, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10

UNO Lakefront Arena — Drake, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 8

Emeril’s Delmonico — Bob Andrews, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hermes Bar — Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30 & 11 House of Blues — Royal Teeth, King Rey, Vox & the Hound, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf — Nasimiyu & the Many Moons, Waterseed, 10

Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Tim Laughlin, 9 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Shannon Powell Band, 9

SuNday 26 AllWays Lounge — Tatsuya Nakatani feat. Helen Gillet, James Singleton, Rob Cambre, Donald Miller, 10 Banks Street Bar — The Plum Magnetic, 9 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Mainline, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Cyril Neville, 8

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BMC — Andre Bouvier, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Jazz Band, 6; Soul Project, 9; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, midnight

Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Michael Watson Quartet, 9

Banks Street Bar — Remedy Krewe, 10

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Blue Nile — Luke WinslowKing, 7; Derrick Freeman Smoker’s World (upstairs), 10

Bayou Beer Garden — Dr. Funk, 9 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

Kerry Irish Pub — Speed the Mule, 5; Rites of Passage, 9 Krazy Korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1 Legends Bar & Grill — No Idea, 10 Louisiana Music Factory — Kermit Ruffins, noon; John Boutte, 1; Little Freddie King, 2; Stooges Brass Band, 3; Cyril Neville & friends, 4; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 5

Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler & Duke Heitger, 7:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Cafe Rani — Courtyard Kings, 11 a.m. Checkpoint Charlie — Crotchbreaker, Demonic Destruction, Split Lips, A Hanging, Unnaturals, Norco Lapalco, 5 Circle Bar — Lushingtons, 10 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

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Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11:30 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. The Saloon — Major Bacon, 5

Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — N’awlins Johnnys, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil Red & Big Bad, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9 Bombay Club — Tom Hook, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Luke Winslow-King, 6; Glen David Andrews, 10 Dixon Hall, Tulane University — Nicholas Payton, 4 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Dragon’s Den — Tatsuya Nakatani, Donald Miller, Rob Cambre, 10 The Famous Door — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Kim Carson, 9 The Maison — Royal Roses, 7; Super Jam, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Mat & Naddie’s Restaurant — Courtyard Kings, 7 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Players feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Dave Jordan, 7

Santa Fe Restaurant — ian McPhail Jazz Quartet, 6:30

Siberia — Micah Mckee & Friends, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jason Stewart Quartet, 8 & 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10

Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey, 10; in & Out, 2 a.m. St. Charles Tavern — Maryflynn’s Prohibition Jazz & Blues, 10 a.m. Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Anthony Cuccia, 8 Tipitina’s — Sunday Youth Music Workshop feat. Johnny Vidacovich Trio, 1; Cajun Fais Do-Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Mario Abney Quartet, 6

Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Mario Abney, 7

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Now ShowiNg THE ARTIST (PG-13) — the black-and-white, silent french romance depicts Hollywood during the time when silent cinema was being replaced by talkies. AMC Palace 20 BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — the museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater BIG MIRACLE (PG) — a reporter (John Krasinski) and an enviornmental activist (Drew barrymore) work together to save a family of whales trapped near the arctic Circle. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

CHRONICLE (PG-13) — after three high school friends discover a mysterious substance that gives them superhuman powers, their lives unravel as one of the friends uses his newfound powers for evil. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 CONTRABAND (R) — mark wahlberg plays a former drug smuggler who gets back in the game to protect his brotherin-law. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 9 THE DESCENDANTS (R) — in alexander payne’s (Sideways) movie, a recently widowed father (george Clooney) tries to reconnect with his daughters while in Hawaii. AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

THE FLOWERS OF WAR (R) — posing as a priest, a westerner (Christian bale) in China helps rescue a group of schoolgirls during Japan’s 1937 invasion. Chalmette Movies GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3-D (PG-13) — nicolas Cage returns as the marvel Comics antihero, who is hired by a secret church to save a boy from satan. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE GREY (R) — a pack of oil refinery workers embarks on a dangerous trek toward civilization after their plane crashes in a frozen wilderness. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX THE IRON LADY (PG-13) — meryl streep portrays margaret thatcher in the intimate biopic of the first and only female United Kingdom prime minister. AMC Palace 16, Hollwood 14, Grand JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (PG) — a group sets out to rescue the sole inhabitant of a strange island before seismic shockwaves force it under sea. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

MAN ON A LEDGE (PG-13) — a police psychologist tries to talk down a wanted fugitive from the ledge of a manhattan high-rise, but she soon realizes the fugitive may have ulterior motives. Grand ONE FOR THE MONEY (PG-13) — Katherine Heigl stars as an unemployed woman who takes on a job as a recovery agent with a bail-bonding company, and sets her sights on bringing down the company’s biggest offender — ‚ the man who broke her heart in high school. AMC Palace 10, Grand RED TAILS (PG-13) — bryan Cranston, terrence Howard and Cuba gooding Jr. star in the film about the tuskegee airmen, an all-black world war ii fighter pilot squad. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 9 SAFE HOUSE (R) — a young Cia agent tasked with watching a fugitive at a Cape town safe house finds himself on the run with his charge when mercenaries attack. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (G) — in the animated film, a four-inch-tall teenager who lives clandestinely in a surburban house begins a secret friendship with the 12-year-old who lives there. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 – THE PHANTOM MENACE 3-D (PG) — the first of the three-part prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy returns in 3-D. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 THIS MEANS WAR (PG-13) — the friendship between a pair of Cia operatives is tested when both men fall for a beautiful blonde (reese witherspoon), causing them to engage in a battle for her love involving stunts and high-tech gadgets. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 UNDER THE SEA 3-D (G) — Jim Carrey narrates the documentary exploring the great barrier reef. Entergy IMAX UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING (R) — Kate beckinsale is a vampire warrior leading a war against humankind in the fourth installment of the fantasy series. AMC Palace 16

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BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. birute mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX

EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE (PG13) — tom Hanks and sandra bullock star in the screen adaptation of Jonathan safran foer’s quirky novel, in which a precocious boy whose father died during 9/11 embarks on an ambitious journey through new York. AMC Palace 20

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OPENING FRIDAY ACT OF VALOR (R) — An elite team of Navy SEALs sets out on a global manhunt after discovering a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S. GOOD DEEDS (PG-13) — A successful, wealthy businessman unexpectedly falls for the cleaning person at his office building in the Tyler Perry drama. GONE (PG-13) — A woman (Amanda Seyfried) trying to rebuild her life after a kidnapping attempt finds her sister is missing, and she’s convinced her attempted abductor is the one to blame.

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    Two sisters, a wedding reception and the end  Directed by Lars von Trier of the world — these are the building blocks  of Danish director Lars von Trier’s aptly titled  Starring Kirsten Dunst,  Melancholia. The title refers to the state of mind  Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alsuffered by Justine (Kirsten Dunst), who has just  exander Skarsgard, Kiefer  gotten married in a futile effort to normalize her  Sutherland and John Hurt  life and battle her debilitating depression. “Melancholia” also happens to be the name of a giant  Limited release planet that is hurtling through space on a collision  course with Earth. Will it result in the end of life as  we know it, rendering meaningless all that happens in Trier’s long and difficult movie?     Well, yes and no. The���wayward planet does represent a fiery end to all things. That’s  not a spoiler: In an eight-minute opening sequence of almost breathtaking beauty,  slow-motion images are matched with the grandeur of Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”  to paint a vivid portrait of our complete annihilation. From the first shot, in which Justine  slowly opens her eyes as birds fall from the sky behind her, we know exactly what’s  happening. But what follows is anything but meaningless, which is no mean feat given  our suddenly reduced circumstances.     After the overture, the film is divided into two roughly hour-long parts. The first,  called “Justine,” details diminishing returns at the wedding reception. As the night unfolds, relationships deteriorate and events spiral out of control. People worry vaguely  about the Melancholia gradually falling from the sky, but the one that takes hold of  Justine represents a more immediate threat. The film’s second part, “Claire,” is named  after Justine’s well-adjusted sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Patience with part one is  rewarded here as the film finds its purpose in the shifting responses to impending  doom, made all too real by the subtle work of Dunst, Gainsbourg and a supporting  cast that includes Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling.     Trier claims firsthand knowledge of his subject matter. He’s an admitted phobic who  makes films about the U.S. but has never been here because he’s afraid to fly. Trier  occasionally suffers depression severe enough to prevent him from working. He’s  also a founding member of the “Dogme 95” collective of Danish filmmakers, which  pledged to forego big budgets and high technology, emphasize story and theme, and  use mostly basic techniques like handheld cameras and location shoots. All of this is  on display in Melancholia. Trier makes trying films as a sort of homespun therapy for  his own ailing soul.     The surprising thing here is that we share in that experience to some degree. It’s  oddly cathartic watching the end of the world play out, even as we’ve been expecting it  for a couple of hours. The director has half-jokingly called this a happy ending, if only  because his heroine gets what she really wants: validation of her view that the world  as a truly horrible place. That’s probably going a bit too far. But the sense of relief it  provides is more than a little troubling. And that, one suspects, might make Trier very  happy indeed. — KEN KORMAN

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1239 CONGRESS. 1239 Congress St. — Photographs by Christian Hardy, Andy Cook, Jordan Cabot, Durado Brooks and Michelle Nicolette Kowalski, through April 1. 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — “New Orleans: A Cultural Tapestry,” a group exhibition featuring Lionel Milton, D. Lammie-Hanson, Darrin Butler, Alice Redmann and Sharon Downey Varner, through Saturday. A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www.agallery.com — “Trees of Life,” photographs by Joyce Tenneson, through March 1. Photogravures by Josephine Sacabo, through March.

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ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 8998111 — Self-Portrait Invitational, through March 24. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery.com — Works by Terri Hallman, Steve Taylor, Peter Mars and Andy Baird; crochet sculpture by Elizabeth Eckman; both through February. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 2983161; www.press-street.com — “monu_MENTAL,” a group

exhibition featuring artists’ re-imaginings of local monuments, through March 4.

ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart. com — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Paul Schexnyder, jewelry by Hopella Designs and ceramics by Dawn Chatoney, through Feb. 28. ATELIER-MAGASIN. 3954 Magazine St. — Wood and metal sculpture by Kelly Guidry; photographs by Amy James; portraits by Clay Judice Jr.; paintings by George Marks; all ongoing. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Post Cards From Long Island,” a group show of the Adelphi University art faculty curated by Christopher Saucedo, through March 3. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; www.beegalleries.com — Works by 15 local and regional artists including Martin LaBorde, ongoing.

RARY. 518 Julia St., 5250518; www.callancontemporary.com — “Immersion,” paintings by Adrian Deckbar, through March 24. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — “WimmeBeelden Series,” oil on wood by Bernard Mattox, through Saturday. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 8916789; www.coleprattgallery. com — Paintings by Mac Ball, through Saturday. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Macrocosm/ Microcosm,” metal and glass sculpture by Shae Freeman, through April 5. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “The Waking,” a group show featuring Nanci Charpentier, Lisette Copping, Candy Depew, Mandy Rogers Horton and Lisa Tahir, through March 3. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Sculpture by Jill Reynolds and Yumi Janairo Roth; “Headphones: Listen Up!” a group sound exhibition; both through March 4. GALLERY ORANGE. 819 Royal St., 701-0857; www. gallery-orange.com — Art Below pop-up show featuring Inkie, Art Wars, Philip Levine, Sarah Ashley Longshore, Dave Rhodes, Zack Smith and others, through February. THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www. mpcds.com — “The Healing Power of Art,” works by Beverly Morris and artists from the Louisiana Art Therapy Association, through March 12.

BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www.bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings, prints and license plates by Bernard E. Beneito, ongoing.

GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 8994687; www.guylymanfineart. com — Mixed media with mechanical light sculptures by Jimmy Block, ongoing.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com — “Expressions of Form,” paintings by David Garringer, Joshua Duncan and Raven Creature, through March 6.

HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “Good Stuff III,” a group exhibition curated by Bruce Davenport Jr., through March 11.

CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; www. markbercier.com — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing. CALLAN CONTEMPO-

JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by Tom Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing.

art LIStINGS JAZZ & HERITAGE GALLERY. 1205 N. Rampart St., 558-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org — Works by Sarah Allen Freeman, through March 1. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg. com — “Fantasy Days & Flambeaux Nights,” paintings by Linda Lesperance, through February. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com — “State of Nature,” mixed-media sculpture and collage by Marcus Kenney; “Steady Creep,” drawings and sewn constructions by Hannah Chalew; both through March 17. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Mann’s Mind,” works by thomas Mann, through Saturday. Gallery walk-through and closing reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. MALLORY PAGE STUDIO. 614 Julia St.; www.mallorypage. com — Paintings by Mallory Page, ongoing. MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY NEW ORLEANS. 433 Royal St., 299-9055; www.martinlawrence. com — Works by Robert Deyber, through Saturday. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 3047942; www.martinechaissongallery.com — Paintings by Shay Kun, through March.

NOUVELLE LUNE. 938 Royal St., 908-1016 — Works using reclaimed, re-purposed or salvaged materials by Linda Berman, Georgette Fortino, David Bergeron, Kelly Guidry and tress turner, ongoing. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — “Nature’s Forms,” mixed-media paintings by Brad Robertson and David Kidd, through Saturday. PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; www. oneillgallery.com — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; www. rhinocrafts.com — Works by gallery members Maria Fromich, Betsy Meyers-Green, Linda Rosamano, Sharad Mulchand, Jen Chenevert and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Sex&Death&Rock&Roll,” photography by Sean Yseult, through April 7. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Magazine

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The art world can be a tough nut to crack, but sometimes things happen unexpectedly. Consider Bruce Davenport Jr., who was raised by his grandparents in the Lafitte housing project, and who aspired to a career in football until an injury returned him to his childhood fascination with art. Largely self-taught, he struck a chord a few years back with his color marker drawings of local high school bands comprised of neat rows of hieroglyphic-like figures that capture the rhythmic dynamism of subjects like the St. Augustine Marching 100 band (pictured). He famously depicts the exact number of band members as well as meticulous multitudes of spectators and some personal messages like “Big Time Artist” and “RIP Lafitte Projects.” He used to sell such works for a few hundred dollars apiece, but thanks to influential advocates like Dan Cameron, who included him in Prospect.2, they now command several thousand in New York and elsewhere. Now Davenport, who curated this show, does his part to promote the work of lesser-known artists. Their efforts can sometimes seem a little chaotic. The edgy expressionistic energy of Anthony Clark’s colorful wall sculptures of wildlife and African warriors can be disconcerting, but that also may be their strength. And what looks like slick airbrush illustrations of pin-up girls by Lloyd Varnado are actually meticulously rendered pencil drawings made with a photorealist technique he learned in prison, giving him the ability to be the next Mel Ramos if he wants to go that route. Painter/sculptor Carl Williams actually honed his skills the old fashioned way, in art school, but his soothing pastel colors seduce the eye into occasionally disturbing subject matters. And you have to look twice to realize why John Isiah Walton’s portraits of Zulu float riders look so creepy: They’re all scowling white men, like Dick Cheney in blackface. Yikes, keep that man away from the coconuts! — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

art LIStINGS Street of Dreams,” paintings by Hayley Gaberlavage and Robert Post, through February.

STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Brother, Can You Spare A Day?” a group exhibition of works dealing with concepts of time, through March 4. THREE RIVERS GALLERY. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 892-2811; www.threeriversgallery.com — Works by Gail Glassman, through May 10. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Exposed,” MFA thesis exhibition by Shelly Barq; “Not Just a Symbol, But a Status Symbol,” MFA thesis exhibition by Summer Winston; both through March 3. VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 5232342; www.vincentmanngallery.com — Works by Jacob Vincent Manguno, through March 1.

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ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. the organization seeks entries for its annual National Juried Artists Exhibition, which opens July 14 and is judged by New Orleans Museum of Art modern and contemporary art curator Miranda Lash. Email info@ sttammanyartassociation.org or visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org for details. Submissions deadline is March 31.

spare spaces CAFE DEGAS. 3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; www. cafedegas.com — “Six Flags New Orleans,” photographs by Frank Aymami, through March 12. DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; www.dosjefescigarbar. com — Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY. Main Library,

ST. COFFEE. 2709 St. Claude Ave., 872-9798 — “Seedy Folks,” works by Lee Kyle, Vinsantos, SailorHank and Kook teflon, through March. THREE MUSES. 536 Frenchmen St., 252-4801; www.thethreemuses.com — Portraits by Zack Smith, ongoing.

museums CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org — “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — “tea for two,” an exhibition of items related to tea services, through March 13. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 310-2149; www. lasc.org — the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years. MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org — “Absinthe Visions,” photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Light to

Dark/Dark to Light,” paintings by Wayne Gonzales, through Sunday. Closing reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — “Ersy: Architect of Dreams”; “Oyeme Con Los Ojos,” photographs by Josephine Sacabo; both through Sunday. “the Created World of Enrique Alferez,” sculpture and works on paper by the artist, through April 2. “the Past Still Present,” photographs by David Halliday; “the Shape of Louisiana Commenting on the Shape of Louisiana,” assemblages by Jimmy Descant; both through April 8. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Jones Hall, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa.tulane.edu — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood.org — “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21. “Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit; “Laissez Faire — Savoir Fare,” the cuisine of Louisiana and New Orleans; “Eating in the White House — America’s Food”; “tout de Sweet,” an exhibit exploring all aspects of the sugar industry in the South; “Barbecue Nation”; all ongoing. TULANE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ROOM. Jones Hall, room 205, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5000; www. tulane.edu — “the Art of Proteus,” an exhibition showcasing the krewe’s costume and float designs from 18821907, through May 30. WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “In Katrina’s Wake: Restoring a Sense of Place,” photographs by Stephen Wilkes for PhotoNOLA, through March 3.

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MICHAEL P. SMITH FUND FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards a $5,000 grant to a photographer residing in Gulf Coast states. Visit www.neworleansphotoalliance.org for details. Application deadline is March 30.

219 Loyola Ave., 596-2602 — “America’s Best Buy: the Louisiana Purchase,” a traveling exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum, through March 15.

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BEAUTY. The Hatchery’s Garret Theater, 4210 St. Claude Ave., second floor — Levy Easterly stars in Steven patterson’s  solo show, which uses Jean  Genet’s early works to create an  erotic, spiritual and disturbing  biography of the French novelist’s years in prison. Call 9484167 for reservations. Tickets  are $10 or “pay what you can.”  8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m.  Sunday through March 10.

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THE BIKINIS. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 8852000; www.jpas.org — A 1960s  girl group relives their heyday  in the jukebox musical that  celebrates the songs of the era.  Tickets $30 general admission,  $27 seniors and military, $20  students, $15 children. 7:30  p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m.  Sunday through March 11. THE DIVINE SISTER. MidCity Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — Ricky Graham directs  drag persona Varla Jean Merman and others in the bawdy  homage to nun movies. Tickets  $25. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday,  3 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. March  4, through March 10. GOD OF CARNAGE. Cutting Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www. cuttingedgeproductions.org —  In Yasmina Reza’s comedy, a  meeting of two sets of parents  hoping to resolve a conflict  between their sons becomes  increasingly chaotic and juvenile  as the evening progresses. Tickets $17. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday  through March 10.

BuRlESquE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www.sonesta.com — Trixie Minx  stars in the weekly burlesque  show featuring the music of  Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown.  Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50  p.m. Friday.

RAZOR BLADE WALTZ REVUE. 1135 Decatur, 1135 Decatur St., 571-1863 — The  troupe presents its “Gawdy  Geektacular” show, a sexy twist  on “geeky” things from comic  books to video games. Tickets  $10. 10 p.m. Saturday. 

AuDITIONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www.dcc.edu — The women’s  chorus holds weekly auditions  for new members. Call 4530858 or visit www.crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m.  Monday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctk-nola.org — The men’s  barbershop harmony chorus  holds weekly auditions for new  members. Call 363-9001 or visit  www.mardigraschorus.com for  details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. SUMMER LYRIC THEATRE. Tulane University, Dixon Hall, 865-5105 ext. 2; www.tulane. edu — Summer Lyric seeks performers ages 16 and older for  its productions of Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes and Fiddler on the Roof. Call 865-5271 for  details. Dance auditions begin at  9:30 a.m., vocal auditions begin  at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. 

fAmIly THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 5283800; www.cacno.org — Skin  Horse Theater presents a stage  adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s  epic nonsense poem, in which  a motley crew embarks on a  journey to find a dangerous  and elusive creature. Tickets  $10-$12. Noon and 2:30 p.m.  Saturday. 

COmEDy COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529

    John Grimsley’s set for  James Baldwin’s 1965 drama  The Amen Corner, recently  produced by the Anthony  Bean Community Theater, laid  out a symbolic geography of  the central character’s spirit.  We saw a modest kitchen  flanked by a bedroom and a  simple church hall.      Sister Margaret “Maggie”  Alexander (Vinnie Matthews) is  the preacher — an audacious  nod to feminism considering  that the play takes place in  Harlem in 1954.     A Sunday morning service  kicks things off. After some  gospel songs, Maggie delivers a rousing sermon, censoring “those sanctified fools,  who would make everybody  uncomfortable” by disapproving of common human  weaknesses such as drinking,  smoking and lust. The last  point is aimed at Sister Moore  (Sheleta Burke-Manuel), a  church elder who has her eye on Maggie’s position. Moore brags that no man has ever touched her.     Much of the drama takes place in the kitchen and bedroom downstairs from the church. Maggie’s 18-year-old  son David (Edward Buckles) plays piano for the church, but he aspires to be a jazz musician like his long absent  father. There’s a deep tension caused by David’s desire to leave home and his mother’s efforts to keep him in the  fold. In an unsatisfactory compromise, his mother puts him through music school, but David increasingly stays out  late at night.     The arrival of Luke (Roddic Johnson) causes the greatest tumult. Luke is Maggie’s severely ill ex-husband, who  becomes bedridden and appears unlikely to recover. We learn that he didn’t desert the home, but that Maggie got  so fed up with him, she took her son and tried to start a new, independent life. Furthermore, the couple also had a  stillborn baby. That’s when Maggie turned to religion.      Meanwhile, Moore and the church elders poison the congregation against their preacher on trumped-up  charges of financial mismanagement.     Maggie’s life is falling apart quickly, and her sister Odessa (Donna King) is one of her few remaining supporters. David is absolutely determined to pursue the life of a musician, so the sisters will be alone, homeless and  without income. Maggie tells Odessa they’ll go someplace else, but the future looks grim for the battered pair.     The Amen Corner is a three-act play and it runs long. It focuses unflinchingly on the human frailty that often  underlies organized religion. Matthews played the lead role with skill and nuance, and under Anthony Bean’s  direction, the entire cast gave apt performances. — DALT WONK

Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy  Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission.  9 p.m. Tuesday.

COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs  take the stage in the open mic  portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY OPEN-MIC. 12 Bar, 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; www.12barnola.com — Jackie  Jenkins Jr. hosts the weekly  event. Free admission. 8 p.m.  Tuesday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a  safe-for-all-ages team comedy 

competition. Tickets $10. 7 p.m.  Saturday.

FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the  stand-up showcase featuring  New Orleans comedians. Free  admission. 8 p.m. Friday.  GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — The theater  hosts the long-form improv  comedy show. Tickets $10. 8:30  p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 525-5515; www.therustynail.org — The Rusty Nail hosts a weekly  open-mic comedy and music  night. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; www.therapynola.com —  pissYopants Comedy presents  the weekly event featuring  Louisiana comedians and live  music. Visit www.pissyopants. com for details. Tickets $7. 8  p.m. Thursday.  LOUISIANA’S FUNNIEST PERSON. Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com — The casino  hosts the weekly competition for  comedians living in Louisiana,  with semi-finals held monthly  and finals on April 25. Free  admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 5221125 — The audience interactive  comedy show features live local 

music. Call 523-7469 or visit  www.nationalcomedycompany. com for tickets. Tickets $8 online,  $15 at the door. 10 p.m. Saturday.

OPEN MIC STAND-UP. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts the free open  mic. 11 p.m. Friday. STUPID TIME MACHINE. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. thehowlinwolf.com — The improv  comedy troupe performs. Tickets  $5. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 8659190; www.carrolltonstation.com — The weekly open-mic comedy  showcase is open to all comics.  Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts 9  p.m. Wednesday. 

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SaTUrday 25 EXPANDING HORIZONS KIDS NATURE PROGRAM. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur St., 589-2636 — “sounds of the

WEdNESday 22 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala Ave., Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

THUrSday 23 ANNA JULIA COOPER PROJECT ON GENDER, RACE AND POLITICS LECTURE SERIES. Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall — tulane professor Karla Holloway discusses “when race matter: private bodies, public texts.” free admission. 7 p.m. FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — the Downtown neighborhood market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood,

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 501 Pine St., 861-5550; www. law.loyno.edu — loyola University’s College of law provides free tax preparation assistance to people with low to moderate incomes. Call 861-5668 or apiacun@loyno.edu for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. monday and thursday through april 12 (except april 7 or april 9). WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — the event features a free, healthy luncheon with speakers who discuss healthy eating and lifestyles. beverly andry discusses “getting Your financial Health Checkup” this week. pre-registration is recommended. noon to 1:30 p.m.

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THE NOLA PROJECT MARDI GRAS PARTY. BMC, 1331 Decatur St. — the theater company’s fundraiser features drinks, live music, food and access to bathrooms. Visit www.nolaproject. com for details. admission $25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — the group offers lessons in african dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. thursday and monday.

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EVEnt LISTINGS PrEVIEW Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; www.stpl.us — The sale features romance novels and non-book items such as CDs and DVDs. Email fsl70458@yahoo.com for details. Members-only sale 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, general admission 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. STARLIGHT RACING. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., 943-1415; www.fairgroundsracecourse. com — The Fair Grounds hosts a nighttime racing event with live music, DJs and cuisine from local food trucks. General admission is $5; clubhouse and beer garden admission is an additional $5. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 6584100; www.noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Saturday 25 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING. Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., 895-6602 — ERACE meets in the church’s Westfeldt Room for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN & TEENS.

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MOnday 27 MID-CITY BUSINESS NETWORKING PARTY. Redemption Restaurant, 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; www. redemption-nola.com — The

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY. St. Tammany Parish Library, Covington Branch, 310 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-6280; www. sttammany.lib.la.us/covington. html — LaToya Devezin, library associate at the African American Resource Center of the New Orleans Public Library, leads the seminar in honor of Black History Month. Preregistration is recommended. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. KNOT TYING. Bogue Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 677-7312 — The park ranger instructs participants on several varieties of knots and their uses. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. NEW ORLEANS SECULAR HUMANIST ASSOCIATION PROGRAM. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — John Barry, author of Rising Tide and Roger Williams and The Creation of the American Soul, discusses “The Birth of Liberty and the Making of the First Amendment.” 4 p.m. PAWDI GRAS PARADE. Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society, 455 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse, 392-1601; www.paws4life.org — WWL’s Angela Hill is the grand marshal of the dog parade benefiting the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society. Call 4687069 or visit www.paws4life. org for details. Check-in and registration 9:30 a.m., costume and float contest 10:30 a.m., parade at 11 a.m. RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS. Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — The market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. RESTORATIVE COCKTAILS. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — Culinary historian Elizabeth Pearce leads the seminar. Free with museum admission. 2 p.m. SAME GENDER LOVING/ GAY MEN OF COLOR MEETING. CC’s Coffeehouse, 2800 Esplanade Ave. — The group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month for discussions. Email kj0040@ aol.com for details. 7 p.m.

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Storytelling is a staple of all New Orleans music — from “St. James Infirmary” to “Life Under the Scope” — so a spotlight on the words of its musicians seems long overdue. The lineup of this writers’ group represents the broad spectrum of the city’s other stable of wordsmiths: Mike Williams, rock journalist and guttural voice of metal giants EyeHateGod and Outlaw Order, who dispenses Southern discomfort from his 2005 volume Cancer as a Social Activity: Affirmations of World’s End; New Orleanian Malkmus James Marler and 9th Ward bard Luke Allen, frontmen of Rotary Downs and the Happy Talk Band, respectively; and label head, wing chef and bounce chronicler 10th Ward Buck, who shares anecdotes from The Definition of Bounce: Between Ups and Downs in New Orleans. Musician and writer Michael Patrick Welch (aka The White Bitch, pictured) interviews each artist and reads from his 2011 book Y’all’s Problem. Tickets $10, free for Ogden members. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 8754268; www.sankofafarmersmarket.org — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SLIDELL GUN & KNIFE SHOW. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, (985) 781-3650 — The expo features more than 50 exhibitors selling new and used handguns and rifles, discount ammo, gun parts, holsters, archery goods, police tactical supplies and more. Visit www. slidellgunandknifeshow.com for details. Tickets $8 general admission, $1 children. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www. visitstbernard.com for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday 26 INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., 861-3693; www. templesinaino.org — Rabbi

Edward Cohn leads a free class for those seeking information about Judaism or considering conversion. Reservations are recommended. 9 a.m. Sunday. NOLA FOOD SWAP. La Divina Gelateria, 3005 Magazine St., 342-2634; www.ladivinagelateria. com — In the monthly event, participants swap homemade or homegrown food items with others. Participants should bring at least five items to swap. Email nolafoodswap@gmail.com or visit www.nolafoodswap. wordpress.com for details. Free admission. 10 a.m. OSCAR NIGHT AMERICA PARTY. The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 581-5400; www.thetheatres. com — The party, officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, benefits

the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter and features live music, a red carpet and food from Gusto. Call 620-3162 or visit www.arcno.org for details. Admission starts at $100. Patron party 5 p.m., general admission 6 p.m. OSCARS VIEWING PARTY. Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Iberville St., 566-7006; www. starwoodhotels.com — The viewing party features Hollywood-inspired cocktails, complimentary fruit and cheese, and best-dressed and awards prediction contests with prizes. Admission starts at $8. 6 p.m. “SALOME” ORIENTATION & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. New Orleans Opera Association’s Women Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., 899-1945‎ — The event includes a discussion featuring guests from the New Orleans Opera Association’s upcoming production, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Call 529-2278 ext. 227 or email gklein@neworleansopera.

Mid-City Business Organization’s networking event gives guests the opportunity to meet other area business owners. Call 339-3277 for details. 6:30 p.m. TOASTMASTERS MEETING. Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 251-8600 or visit www.notoast234. freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS. Goodwill Training Center, 3400 Tulane Ave. — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. Email susan_unp@yahoo. com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Call fOr aPPlICatIOnS COMMUNITY OUTREACH TICKETS. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation makes available free tickets to the festival to lowincome Louisiana residents. The foundation distributes the tickets through social service organizations who can apply to receive them. Call 558-6100 or email programs@jazzandheritage.org for details. Application deadline is March 2. LOUISIANA BAR FOUNDATION KIDS’ CHANCE SCHOLARSHIPS. The foundation offers scholarships to Louisiana residents ages 16-25 who are dependents of a worker killed or permanently disabled. Visit www.raisingthebar.org for details. The application deadline is Feb. 28. SALUTE TO SENIOR SERVICE. Home Instead Senior Care seeks nominations for a senior citizen (65 or older) who does at least 15 hours of volunteer work a month. The winner receives, among other things, a $5,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice. Email ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com or visit www. salutetoseniorservice.com for details. Application deadline is March 15.

eVent LISTINGS Call for Volunteers ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. The foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, anotherlifefoundation@hotmail. com or visit www.anotherlifefoundation.org. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details.

JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; www.la-spca. org — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@ la-spca.org. LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine.org or email lauren@lowernine.org for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION. The MDA seeks volunteers ages 16 and older for its weeklong summer camps around the country.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Volunteers are needed for the festival’s production team both before and during the festival (April 27–May 6). Call 4106129 or email volunteers@ nojazzfest.com or visit www. nojazzfest.com/volunteer for details. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@nooutreach.org or call 654-1060 for information. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 8318475 for details.

words BONNIE SCHNEIDER. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — CNN anchor Bonnie Schneider signs and discusses Extreme Weather: A Guide To Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters. 6 p.m. Thursday. COOKBOOKS & COCKTAILS SERIES. Kitchen Witch Cookbooks Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — The group meets weekly to discuss classic New Orleans cookbooks. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday. DAVID BALDWIN. McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music, 4737 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-1954 — The author reads selections from his work. 7 p.m. Friday. Baldwin also appears at Faubourg Marigny Art & Books (600 Frenchmen St., 947-3700; www.fabonfrenchmen.com) 7 p.m. Saturday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. nutrias.org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. M.O. WALSH. University of New Orleans, Liberal Arts Building, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, 280-6657; www.uno. edu — The author of The Prospect of Magic reads from and discusses his work. 12:30 p.m. Thursday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. themckennamuseum.com — Poets Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturday. POETRY MEETING. New Orleans Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — The forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. SOUTHERN LOUISIANA CHAPTER OF ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA MEETING. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — The meeting is open to writers and aspiring writers of romance fiction. Visit www. solawriters.org for details. 10 a.m. Saturday. SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www.stannanola.org — The group meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 289-9142 or email poetryprocess@gmail.com for details.

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FOR TRADE OR SALE Waterfront lot in Timber Ridge, Pass Christian, MS

Boating/golfing community 1 hr from NOLA. Will consider trade for house in Met or NO - any condition.

504-258-2464 or lozes29@msn.com

BAY ST. LOUIS

Charming 3bd./2ba. 1604 sq.ft. cottage. 1.17 acres w/mature landscaping, saltwater pool + 2 outbldgs for studios/wrkshp. Near beach/Old Town. No flooding. $299,000. Photos and more info: www.clarkproperty.weebly.com. For appt. call Sandra 228-332 0632 Brokers welcome.

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Esplanade Condo - 115K

Two-story renovated townhouse condo with all the amenities. Tasteful kitchen with maple cabinets and stainless appliances, central A/H, pool and dedicated off-street parking spot, & 1 block to the French Quarter. Agents protected. Call 525-3067 O/A

GENERAL REAL ESTATE MARGARITA BERGEN

Call (504) 495-9181 for all your Real Estate needs. Hablo Espanol. margaritabergen@hotmail.com Keller Williams, 8601 Leake Avenue, NOLA Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Multifamily hm comes w/ 3 BR one side 2 BR on one side. Maria Best 504-388-9634, 504-456-7890 GULF SOUTH INTERNATIONAL REALTORS Licensed in Louisiana, USA

16 BISTINEAU CT

4 BR, 3 BA, in Woodlake South. Master Suite w/ firepl & jacuzzi. $189,500. Pat Arnold 504-915-3184, Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated. 504-888-4585

2124 KANSAS

$39,900. 2/1 in need of repair. For more hud hms: www.gsihomes.com Debora Gonzales 504-914-5115, 504-456-7890 GULF SOUTH INTERNATIONAL REALTORS. Licensed in Louisiana, USA

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Condo, 158 Avant Garde

2br, 1.5ba vaulted ceil, firepl, hdwd flrs, Tennis, pools. Pet friendly. $139K. David Reeves, 504-982-6700. Latter & Blum,. ERA powered, independently owned & operated. 866-7000.

231 FRIEDRICHS $1,439,000

Recently updated throughout. Prof. designer touches & newly painted inside/out. Custom kit w/dble ovens, granite cnttps & high end appl. Kit opens to brkfst area & lrge living rm w/ gas fp. Fr. doors w/beautiful plantation shutters overlook the new terrace & stunning backyrd. A 350 sq ft carriage house w/1 BR/1 BA, & kit area is included in living area. John Schaff, (504) 343-6683, (504) 895-4663 Latter & Blum, ERA powered, independently owned and operated.

927 DAUPHINE STREET $1,895,000 An excellent example of an early creole cottage set in a serene compound. Beautiful courtyard with mature plantings in a classic partere garden. Property consists of the main house, 4 income producing apartments and a large bonus space-- office, workshop, gym, etc. Parking for multiple cars. Great location.

Paula Bowler, Owner/Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 www.frenchquarterrealty.com

1 story home. Met Club Grdns. No flooding! Beautiful pool & yard. 3-4BD, 3.5BA. 3,660 sq.ft liv. Lg. lot 77 x 144. Call Susan & Skye Price 908-3317. Gardner Realtors 891-6400.

Classy renovation of this upscale condominium! Sit out back and enjoy the covered deck or watch the world stroll by from the front porch. Condo features 12’ ceilings, glossy hardwood flooring, an abundance of natural lighting and beautiful working fireplaces. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Ask agent about parking!

3900 N. HULLEN $599K

Incredible renovation in premier Metairie. Gourmet kitchen. Newly Renovated saltwater pool. 6br/6ba 5000sf. Polly Eagan 504-862-0100 Keller Williams Realty New Orleans

4529 Carthage, Great Loc

Cute 3/2. One owner, well maintained. Never flooded! Wood flrs, screened patio, lush back yard. Approx 1702 sq ft. $149k. Tim Armstrong, Bonano Properties. 504-458-1802

1 blk to JCC, 2 blks to Lake. In ‘06 new kit appls, flr, cabnts & tops, 4bd 2.5ba, 2 car gar, 2628 sq ft. $359K. Property New Orleans LLC. Patrick Tucker, 504-908-6364

2708 Whitney Place, #911

4640 TAFT PARKWAY

30 TRIBUNE ST. $178K

701 RIDGEWOOD

Convenient 1BR, 1BA 3rd flr condo overlooking pool. Well maintained, onsite mgmt, laundry. $88k OBO. Judy Fisher Realtors, JudyFisher.net 504-524-5839

4/3, 3651 sq ft, pool, renovated marble flrs, custom cabinets, granite. $445,000. Lee Pennebaker, 504-6691234. Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors, 899-4040. lee.pennebaker@cbtec.com

Meticulous brick home. 3 bedrms. Wd floors. Central air/heat. New roof after Katrina. Garage. A real jewel! Latter & Blum Realtors, Inc. (504) 866-2785 Joan Beauchamp (504) 421-1234. 1233 Esplanade #16 $145,000

1117 Burgundy $425,000

Just a stones throw away from the French Quarter. This 2 bed/ 1 bath condo with kitchen and living on the first level, bedrooms and bath on the second level. Features stainless appliances, ventless washer and dryer hookups, reasonable condo fees. One assigned covered garage parking space included. Nice pool area and more!

$419,000. 3 BD., 2.5 Ba./Custom 10’ Ceiling Down, 9’ Up Fabulous. (504) 616.3045 Joe Ory, Inc. Realty Group

1028 St Philip $515,000

Early 1800’s masonry cottage & handsome 2 story dependency. Main house is approx 700sqft and has fabulous 10” pine floors & brick pavers in the kitchen. 12’ ceilings. Simple but lovely wooden mantle in the living room. Coal burning grate & exposed brick chimney in br. Central HVAC. Brick crtyrd separates the guest qtrs. 420sqft w/ sitting rm, kitchenette, br & full ba. Come dream a little dream.

RENTALS 519 Iberville #5 • 2BR/2BA $1600 Renovated w/ stainless appl, hdwood flrs, exposed brick, w/d in unit. Pvt balcony over courtyd. • 923 St Peter • 2BR/1BA $1100 Ground floor. Hdwood flrs, exposed brick, non-working fireplaces. Small courtyard. • 937 Barracks #1 • 1BR/1BA $875 Ground floor apt in the lower FQ. Common courtyard. New Carpet. New tile in bath.

Samara D. Poché 504.319.6226 sam@fqr.com

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200 GERANIUM ST.

2512 Haring Rd

METAIRIE

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THE FERNANDEZ HOUSE

617 Duphine St. $268K Spacious light filled condo. Great floor plan. Fabulous pool and courtyard. Being sold furnished. In the heart of the quarter.

835 Royal St. $349.5K Great location, secluded hideaway! Spac 2 br, 2 marble tile baths. Small rear balc overlooking garden.

504.949.5400

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8309 Sycamore Street & 2214 Dante Street

Large executive sized home (5000 sq. ft.) on double lot with gourmet kitchen, chic master bath, huge den, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sutdio/game room/2nd den and an office plus a six (6) car garage and 3 bedroom/2 bath rental (great tenant at $1575 per month) on an adjacent property. Package Price $ 699,000 Sycamore house may be sold separately for $ 529,000

Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in New Orleans, LA 70130

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Historic House and Luxury Home Specialist

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737

938 Royal St. A $215K Great location for this condo. Perfect for your weekend getaways! Quaint & comfortable. 1 br, great kit & bath.

Paula Bowler, Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 • www.frenchquarterrealty.com

1320 31st St. $98,756

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Louisiana Open Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. For more information, call the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-273-5718

922-24 Dauphine St. $875K Four 1 bedroom apartments. Parking for 5+ cars.

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$189K. Immediate cash flow, $2800/ mo rent. 4 Plex or 5 Plex. Call Andy Severino, 914-787-9513. Sharpe Realty, 504-684-4448. neworleansrealestatenow.com

738 ORION AVE $217.5K

3BR/2BA in Met., off Bonnabel. Solid wd flrs, chef’s kit. w/Viking range w/ hd, 2 drwys. Great place to call home! Call Todd 232-0362, RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 888-9900. Each office Independently owned & operated.

8717 26th St. $154,900

4/1, hdwd flrs w/deck in bk & fenc’d yd. Newer appl. Conv’t garage = a LARGE bedroom. Leveled in 2009 w/ lifetime warranty! Marty, 504-2310396 , GSI Realtors 504-456-7890. Licensed in Louisiana, USA

NO BANK FINANCING

Take over pymts 5% down + $1630/ mo. 1700 SF, 24x16 workshed w/ heat & AC, hot tub. Renovated. Safe area, 4737 Kawanee. O/A Dave Lewis, Rodi Realty, 641 Rosa Ave, Met. 504485-9596

Penthouse Condo!

Unit 7-B, 3901 Ridgelake 3 BR 2.5 Baths, 1945 sf with Pool, parking Sencore Properties (800) 340-2185

Ponchartrain Park Condos

420 Old Hammond Hwy.across from lake. 1 & 2 BR, sale or lease. Secure. Pkg. Joy Naylor, 504-616-7455. RE/ MAX Affiliates, 504-838-7629. Each office independently owned & operated.

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OLD METAIRIE OLD METAIRIE BEAUTY JUST $499,000

Beautiful & stately brick 2-story, perfect for entertaining, fp, lge den overlooking gorgeous backyard, 4BR/2.5BA, only 6 yrs old! Francher Perrin Group, Gardner Realtors, Licensed in Louisiana 504-251-6400, 504-722-5820 www. francherperrin.com

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY 1012 ST. PETERS

MULTIPLE UNITS AVAILABLE. Breath taking view of St. Louis Cathedral from balcony. Beautiful mster bdrm marble flrs in bath, hi ceilis, hrdwd flrs, courtyard & more. 2 blks to Bourbon St. Call Agent For Details: Delisha Boyd, BA, MBA, DBA(abd) Real Estate Consultant Gardner Realtors 504415-1802 Direct 504-366-4511 Office www.Delishaboyd.com Delishaboyd@ aol.com

1100 ROYAL STREET

Great value! On site garage pkng. Great residential unit w/2 Master suites, 1750 sq. ft. $459,000. E.J. Maysonave, (504) 544-6210

1124 Burgundy St

333 JULIA

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT #208: New renov, beautiful hdwd flrs, granite cntrs & top of the lineapp. Lg 1br/1ba 720 sq ft on atrium! Rooftop pool & cabana. $229,000 #504: Beaut renv 5th fl corner. Chef’s kitc & open bar into lg liv & din w/ wall of windows. 1 pkng in int garage. $395,000. E.J. Masonave (504) 544-6210

520 St. Phillip #3 399K

FQ Townhouse Building. Fully renovated 1830’s. Spacious 2BR w/private patio. Slate flrs, granite, ss, brick & beams. Elevator access to rooftop terrace.E.J. Masonave (504) 544-6210

Best Value in French Qtr

1020 ESPLANADE #103. Lovely 2 br, 2 ba condo, high ceil in den, sparkling pool, courtyd, fenced pkg. Private attached alley could be dog run. $339K. Lana Sackett, Gardner Realtors, 504352-4934. www.lanasackett.com

Buying or Selling in the FQ?

CALL JUDY GIGLIO TODAY 504-259-1873. REMAX Real Estate Partners, Inc., 4141 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. 504-888-9900. Each office is independently owned & operated.

Architectural Palace with unique features and old world elegance. 5,990 sq ft, parking incl. It is a fortunate, sophisticated buyer who will call this home. $2,800,000. Dorian Bennett - Southeby’s International Realty. 504944-3605, 2340 Dauphine St., www. dbsir.com. info@dbsir.com. Each office is independently owned & operated

FQ CREOLE TOWNHOUSE

214 Chartres #1 $849K

514 DUMAINE , Charming studio wiith courtyard. 1BR w/ coveted street balcony. Starting at $104,000. Judy Fisher, Inc, 504-388-3023. www. JudyFisher.net

New Listing. Hidden Gem! Lg (2300sf) 2br/2ba, wet bar, spacious living & INTERIOR COURTYARD. E.J. Masonave (504) 544-6210

Over 3000 sqft. Exquisite 2nd fl condo features all the gracious amenities! 3br/3.5ba, 2 gas fp & Chef’s kit & MUCH more! Offered by L. Bryan Francher and Leslie A. Perrin, Gardner Realtors, 504-251-6400, 504-7225820, 504-891-6400.

FRENCH QUARTER STUDIOS

HISTORIC VICTORIAN

Renovated, 2 blocks from the Fr. Quarter. 4 bedrooms/4baths, 2 story with courtyard - FANTASTIC! Call Aimee with DEMAND REALTY at 319-0443 or 837-3000.

JAX BREWERY French Quarter’s Finest

MARIGNY TRIANGLE

1918 Burgundy St. Beautiful, maintained. Lg owner’s unit with 1 BR apt. Great private yd. Possible B&B. $625,000.. Patty Bradford, 504-4167747. Burk Brokerage Real Estate, 504488-8600. www.burkbrokerage.com

PRIME FQ COMMERCIAL

N * 1/1 Riverviews $495,000 J * Rare 3/3 1750 sq. ft $695,000 H * Jackson Square 2/2 $795,000 All easy access to River Terrace E.J. Masonave (504) 544-6210

Luxury French Qtr Condo

1201 Canal St. Unit 257. 1 blk from FQ. Jump on streetcar right outside your front door. 2BR, 2BA. First class! $285K. 24 hr valet Parking, Rooftop pool, More. Theresa Rowe, Mauti, Meredith, Scoggin , 985-502-5055

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301 Decatur St. Rare corner location zoning allows live entertainment. 9,000 sq ft (Approx 3,000 sq ft ea. floor). Beautiful light filled loft style spaces. Possible owner financing. $1,650,000. Judy Fisher REALTORS 504-3883023. www.JudyFisher.net

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE 100 Maryland Drive

3bds, 3 ba. Grt open floorplan. Landscaped yard & fountain. All the bells & whistles!! $449,000. Helen Katz, 504-236-6825. Latter & Blum Realtors, ERA powered. independently owned & operated. 504-866-2785.

3604 LOIS XIV ST.

3br/1ba. Corner lot. House has small apt w/sep meters, landr rm. $210,000. Maria Best 504-3889634, 504-456-7890 GULF SOUTH INTERNATIONAL REALTORS Licensed in Louisiana, USA

5944 CANAL - $590,000

Exquisite renov, finest materials. 3200 sf main floor, 1000 sf bonus rm on 2nd level. 4 BR, 4 BA. Dbl carport, iron gate. Randie Leggio, 504-236-8540, Gardner Realtors, 504-887-7878

6864 ORLEANS AVE

Lovely 3 bedroom/2.5 bath Townhome. $249,000. Please call for a showing today! Beau Box Residential Real Estate Katherine Eley 504-5255354

REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT

Delisha Boyd, BA, MBA, DBA(abd) Gardner Realtors, 3725 MacArthur Blvd. New Orleans, La 70131. 504-4151802 Direct, 504-366-4511 Office. www.Delishaboyd.com Delishaboyd@aol.com

French Quarter Realty Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Baxter • Kaysie • Billy

504-949-5400 825 Chartres A 1201 Chartres 13 517 Dumaine 2R 814 Lafayette A 301 Seattle #11 2162 Esplanade 937 Barracks #1 923 St Peter 1019 Ursulines

1/1 3/2.5 2/3 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 2/1 1/1

700 sqft, great loc, hi ceil, tile flrs $1300 Hdwd Flrs, Renov Kit/Baths, Prkng $2850 Newly Renov. Jaccuzzi tub. Pool $2500 courtyard off of bd! No smoking $1000 furnish. Newly renov. Balc. Crtyrd. $1200 Updated,storage,great loc w/pkng $1000 Grnd flr apt. New carpet/tile. ctyrd.$875 locatedinthemiddleofitall.courtyard $1100 Grnd flr.hi ceil.lrg kitch.Wtr included $1250

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CONDOS FOR SALE 1117 Burgundy 2/1.5 421 Burgundy #1-6 1/1 1014 Esplanade #4 1/1 919 St Philip #6 1/1 1323 Esplanade “A” 1/1 929 Dumaine # 14 studio 1028 St Philip 2/2 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 1608 N Broad 2/2

fab renov condo with class. $425,000 Six Total units.Crtyrd & Balc $105k - $235k Ground floor. 2 courtyards! $249,000 spac w/nice floorplan. courtyard $224,000 grndflrw/hiceils&pool.SHORTSALE$149,999 3rd flr condo w/nice light! low dues $106,500 Sngl fam home w/rear dependency $515,000 Twnhouse style w/prkg,pool&more $145,000 Single fam renov Near fairgrounds $87,500

COMMERICAL 1839 N Rampart 2/4 Dual income.Comm.&resid.Nice renov $329k 512 Wilkinson Row Comm Commercial condo quaint st in FQ. $465,000 We have qualified tenants for your rentals. Call us!

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CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE LOWER GARDEN DIST./ IRISH CHANNEL 962-64 FELICITY $299K

Lower Garden District, handsome renovation, off of Magazine, 10 minutes from CBD, Mike Dianda(504) 715-1056, (504) 895-4663. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

LGD CONDO $118,000

Studio w/full ss/granite kit, gtd pkng, marble bath, wd flrs, w/d. Josie Occhipinti, Realtor (504) 710-1771,(504) 710-1771 Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 100 MARYLAND DR. $459K

2227 CHESTNUT ST.

Beautifully appointed 3/2, two story home. Courtyard, cocktail pool. $525,000. Ricky Lemann, 504-4606340. Keller Williams Realty N.O. 504-862-0100. Independently owned & operated.

4510 Lennox Blvd $255K

Great buy on Golf course. Stately home on quiet street near park, 4/2.5, Must see! Call Cecelia, 583-2902, Gardner Realtors.

5014 WILLOW STREET

Double, shot gun, xlnt cond, owner’s unit has separate enclosed rms. original pine wood floors, 12 ft ceil, $177,500. Myrna Shelton, 504-2889938. Gardner Realtors, 504-891-6400

726 Aline St. $479,000

Uptown Charm renov w/all amenities. 3 /3, 2 car off st pkg. Helen Katz, 504-236-6825. Latter & Blum Realtors, ERA powered. independently owned & operated. 504-866-2785.

Beautiful New Renovation. 3 BR, 2 BA. Parking. Steve Richards, 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, ERA powered. Independently owned & operated, 504-948-3011

1201 Napoleon - Rare Oppty

808 Ninth St. $225,000

Historic 3 story, 5000 sq ft, attch’d 2 story gar., on parade route. 14’ ceil $1.35 mil. Margaret Oesterle, Keller Williams N.O. 504-975-1833. Independently Owned & Operated.

1301 N. RAMPART #301

3 BR, 2 full BA, cathedral ceiling, hardwood flrs. Walk to Magazine St. Jennifer Pearl, Agent, 504-258-5724. Urban Vision Properties, LLC, 4025 Ulloa, NOLA 70119

823-825 DELACHAISE ST

$555K 2/2 corner unit. Conv. of historic bldg. 2 gtd & assign’d pkng places, hdwd, marble flrs, hi ceils, millwk, gran. cntrs, ss appli. Jetted tubs, spa-style shwrs, stone vanities, lndry w/ stack w/d. Jeff Craig @ 504-352-6190.

Historic district double, 2BR/1BA each, $250,000. Sharron Baudier, 504-339-6932. Keller Williams New Orleans, 504-862-0100. Each office independently owned & operated.

3516 NASHVILLE AVE.

Freshly painted condo in fab location. Priced to sell at $179,500. Gail Ruddock 504-897-6000. Gardner Realtors 504-891-6400

2 BR, 2 BA, total renovation. Great curb appeal! Offstreet parking. $289,000. Janet Favrot, Coldwell Banker TEC REALTORS, 504-615-0813

3655-57 TCHOUPITOULAS

Nice dbl, shotgun, 3 rooms, kit & bath. Ready to rent. 4 yr roof, spacious back yd. Only $85,000. Walk to supermart. Lois Landry Realty, 504-586-1019

1414 EUTERPE ST-CONDO

1/1 Upper. 2 balcs, hist. charm w/big windows, hi ceil & fp mantles. $135K Caroline Mang, (504) 251-0385, (504) 895-4663. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

Garden District 2 BR

Condo, 1550 2ND ST. #2E

1/1, Lg Liv/Din rm, rooftop patio. Bldg faces St. Charles. $$169,000. Judy Phillips, Latter & Blum, ERA powered, independently owned & operated. 985-641-1000, 504-669-4969 (cell)

Craftsman Style Mansion

1706 Jackson Ave. Over 6000 sq ft, 10 BR, 7 BA, 3 stories. $590,000. Debbie Powell, 504-352-5956, Keller Williams, N.O. 504-862-0100. Each office independently owned & operated.

Fabulous Deal on the Avenue!

1750 St. Charles, #312. $199,900. 2/2 condo. 24 hr sec, fitness ctr, rooftop terr. Covered gar. Short sale, bring offer. Samara Poche, 504-319-6226. French Quarter Realty. 504-949-5400

Unique Renovation, University

2 story with huge brick patio, Super large kitchen with granite & SS, 2/2 down & 3/1 up. $349,500. Eileen Wallen, 504-250-5656. Gardner Realtors 504-867-7575.

ST. BERNARD PARISH Old Arabi - Nr. Jackson Barracks

523 Angela, 3 miles from Marigny. 10 Min from The Quarter. 110 year old home, fully restored, 1200 sq ft, 12’ ceil, orig hdwd flrs, 2 firepl, 2 BR, 2 BA, granite in kit $145K. 504-554-4800

MISSISSIPPI HIDE-AWAY-LAKE

Move-in ready. On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. $199,000. Call 504-887-4191

HOUSE & 1 ACRE

2 or 3 BRMS/1BA. House liveable but needs work. More acreage availe. 3 miles east of Magnolia & 100 miles from NO. $17,000. (601) 248-0888

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CORPORATE RENTALS LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT

3 BR, 3 BA Greek Revival. Totally renovated. Completely furnished incl linens. $250/day (10 day minimum) or $3000/mo. 504-202-0381, 738-2492.

New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O.

GARDEN DISTRICT

1, 2, 3 & 4 ROOM OFFICES STARTING AT $495 INCLUDING UTILITIES

CALL 899-RENT LOW PRICED OFFICE

Central Met 2909 Division St. Approx 1385sf. $9/sf per yr + electric. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty, 504-5815005. ekramer@corp-realty.com

MARRERO - WESTBANK

2273 Barataria Blvd. 900 sq ft office + half bath. 2 rms, prof’l mgmt. Easy free parking. Desks avail. $800/month. 781-608-6115

HARAHAN/RIVER RIDGE FABULOUS RENOV 4BR/2BA

Quiet cul-de-sac, walk to levee, new hdwd/ceramic floors, surround snd, recess lighting, sec sys, great backyd & deck for entertaining. Pets OK. Lse. $1600/mo Sylvia 504-415-6501

KENNER 3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE

O/S prkng, wtr paid, all kit appls, priv yard, conv. location, cable ready, Pets ok. $950/mo. 504-913-4803.

METROWIDE APTS

1, 2 & 3 BDRM apt homes $530 $3000+. Free wifi incl. Free I Pad w/any rental! (504) 304-HOUSe (4687) www.BrunoInc.com

NEW ORLEANS RIVERFRONT

METAIRIE 212 SEVERN AVE

1bdrm, newly renovated. Water paid. No pets/No mmokers. $585/mo. Call (504) 887-1814.

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Kenner Warehouse & Office

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6420 sq ft warehouse with office 20 x 60 ft fenced yd 625 Maria. Nr airport. 1 yr lease. $1850/mo. 504-421-3135, jaymclellan@cox.net.

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1 or 2 BR, Sparkling Pool, Bike Path, 12’ x 24’ Liv.Rm, Sep Din, King Master, No Pets, No Sect 8, $699 & $799. 504-236-5776

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6233 CATINA

3/2, furn kit, w/d hkps, ca/h, carport w/storage in back alley. All renov’t. No pets, no smoking. $1200 + $1200 sec. dep. 1 yr lease, refs. 455-2674

LAKEFRONT LARGE ATTRACTIVE APT

2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/swimming pool, quiet neighborhood. $850/mo. 504-4956044 or 504-756-7347

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High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750$1200/mo. 504-362-7487

CARROLLTON Grt for prof/med student, 2BR/1.5 BA, LR, DR, furn kit, central air, off st prkg, Univ. area. No smkrs/pets. $1250/mo + 1 yr lse. 504-522-7218

60 NERON PLACE

Grt for prof/med student, 1 BR/1 BA LR, DR, Sitting Rm, furn kit, c-heat/ air units, c-fans, wd flrs, w/d avil, off st prkg, balcony, univ area. No smkrs/pets. $1200/mo+1yr lse. 504-460-2852

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN 3324 DESOTO

Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. No pets. $850/ month + deposit. 504-494-0970

ESPLANADE RIDGE 1 BEDROOM

Living room, kit & bath, private balcony, gated. Water included & laundry facilities on property. Gated. $850/mo + dep. Call (504) 615-1716.

1208 N. GAYOSO

Upper 2 BR, LR, DR, 1 BA, KIT, wood/ ceramic flrs, high ceilings, cen a/h, w/d hkups, no pets. $1050 mo. 432-7955.

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY 941 ROYAL

2 BR, 1 BA, $1500/Mo. ALSO 1 br loft , 1ba, $1250/mo. All fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, elevator, no pets. 504-236-5757, 236-7060. FQRental.com

2505 CONSTANCE

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Renovated-new carpet, light fixt. paint & cent AC. Wood & VCT grd flr. 3bd 2ba & 2 ba, 1656 sq ft . $1325/mo Property New Orleans LLC Patrick Tucker 504.908.6364

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3 BR, 1 BA, liv rm, kit with refrig & stove, hardwood floors. Bath & kitchen ceramic tile. $850/mo. Call 504-495-0074.

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2 BR, DUPLEX. Walk to Pios School & City Park. All appliance. One offst parking. Small pets OK with deposit. $1100. 504-908-6751.

3 BR SPACIOUS HOUSE

1100 Crete St, Historic Bayou St John. Near restaurants. 2 story, 1.5ba, lg eat in kitchen, wood floors, c-a/h. $1200+dep. 504-587-7868

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1913 7th St. 1 BR $475

Redone & All New. Water Paid. Deposit $475. Credit & employment checked. Downing Realty, 504-813-3086

2 BEDROOM APT

2511 S Carrollton Ave. 2/1 Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $825/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-450-7450.

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1 Bedrm, Liv,kit/din area, 1ba, good closets, A/C, free laundry, parking, bike storage, wood fls, mini blinds $795 Clara owner/agent 858-5837

3008 DELACHAISE

3 BR, 1 BA, front porch, back yard, stove & refrig incl. W/D hkups, cent air/heat, hardwood flrs. $800/mo. Call Ann, de Montluzin investments, 504-895-1493, 504-430-8737.

3BR, 2BA

Single family home. 8117 Apricot St. (off S. Carrollton Ave). Refrig, gas range, yd with slate patio. $1650/mo.. Call Suzanne (504) 342-2425

8416 OAK ST. CORPORATE

Elegant 2/2 condo, fully furn. gourmet kit, garden tub, pool, secure pkg. $2500. Joy Naylon, 504-616-7455 RE/ MAX Affiliates, 504-838-7629. Each office independent owned & operated.

FURN CORP. APT

Beautifully furn 1 BR/1.5 BA apt. w/ hdwd flrs, nice kit, lg patio, pool, pkng & laundry. Avail now! Maselli Properties, (504) 891-2420.

OLD NEW ORLEANS CHARM

1 BR 1 BA Condo. Completely renovated, High ceil, hardwood flrs. 754 Louisiana, Close to Magazine & shopping. 700 sq ft, $1350/mo. Lease. 504-214-7215

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1 bd, 1ba, gated cvrd park! Fab Cond. Storage! $1,300 504-579-4717. Middleton O’Malley - Keller Williams New Orleans. Each Agency Independently Owned & Operated

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Room in large, beautiful home. Common areas include kitchen & living room. Very nice neighborhood. $150/ week includes utilities. Call 504-303-9280

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COMMERCIAL RENTALS 1014 HARMONY

Great location, w/d, gated, nr Causeway & Veterans. $900/mo incls utils. Call 504-957-6456 or 504-838-9253

1028 SO. CARROLLTON

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591. 2 BR, 2.5 BA. Furn, healthclub, pool, parking. All util incl, wifi. Minimum 1 month. $3000/mo. Also 3 BR Penthouse $3800/mo. 781-608-6115.

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