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7 IN SEVEN

Seven Things to Do This Week.................................5 Sutton Foster, Diavolo, Loren Murrell and more

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seven things to do in seven days Jeff Dunham

Wed. Jan. 22 | Comedian, ventriloquist and Comedy Central-star Jeff Dunham brings his cast of foul mouthed and malcontent puppet sidekicks (Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist) to the New Orleans Arena. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Diavolo

Sat. Jan. 25 | Los Angeles-based Diavolo Dance Theatre is known for its athletic movement, working with circus-like, industrial-looking, large-scale props and structures. The company presents Fluid Infinities at 8 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

Lucius with You Won’t

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Sun. Jan. 26-Feb. 11 | In Eugene O’Neill’s sequel to Long Day’s Journey into Night, a tenant farmer schemes to trick his landlord, but as his hard-drinking daughter interferes with his plan the family’s complicated past is revealed. At 7:30 p.m. at The Irish House.

Sutton Foster

Mon. Jan. 27 | Broadway (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and TV (Bunheads) star Sutton Foster last appeared in a Broadway at NOCCA cabaret-style performance in March 2013. She’s preparing for a new musical (Violet) and a TV series (Younger). She performs at 7 p.m. at NOCCA.

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Neko Case | Singer/songwriter (and sometimes New Pornographer) Neko

Case has chronicled love, loss and hard knocks in a string of solo albums. She released The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You in September 2013. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down opens at 8 p.m. at the Civic Theatre. PAGE 41.

Loren Murrell

Mon. Jan. 27 | After self-releasing two minimasterpieces of pastoral orchestral folk, Loren Murrell dropped off the map, resurfacing as the bard of Buffa’s Lounge and resuming performing last summer. His 2009 LP I Dream of Feudalism remains a clarion call of uncommon vision and execution. Murrell follows the weekly Bluegrass Pickin’ Party at 10 p.m. at the Hi-Ho Lounge.

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Sat. Jan. 25 | Brooklyn’s Lucius popped last year with the debut Wildewoman, drawing raves from high-profile admirers at NPR and The New York Times; Boston’s You Won’t cut one of 2011’s best selfreleased albums, lo-fi love letter Skeptic Goodbye, and it fell without a sound. The two acts perform at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

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Council sweepstakes

With six of seven City Council seats up for grabs, some major changes are inevitable — no matter who wins. By Alex Woodward

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L E T T ER S 9 C O M M EN TA RY 11 B L A K E P O N TC H A RT R A IN 13

The Pro Bono Publico Foundation,

knowledge is power

the Rex organization’s philanthropic wing, granted $740,000 to education-based nonprofit organizations Jan. 11. The recipients include 24 New Orleans-area schools and 16 education organizations. The foundation has granted nearly $2.5 million since 2007, including $550,000 in each of the last two years.

Stacy Head is seeking a full term in the Division 1 At-Large seat she currently holds. Head is challenged by real estate executive Eugene Green.

The Barman’s Fund NOLA

Co.; businessman Stephen Gordon; and Drew Ward, the sole Republican in the council races. At a recent forum, Capasso, Coleman and Gordon all said it was time for New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas to step down; only Guidry did not (Ward was not present when the question was asked). Ward names his top three priorities as “poverty, poverty and poverty” and has blasted Guidry for what he says is her record of voting against small business development. Guidry said she wants to use incentives to encourage small corner businesses to sell fresh food, while Ward claims she has prevented corner stores from opening in District A through zoning changes. The two have butted heads throughout the campaign: Ward, who opposes the current draft of the controversial noise ordinance, took sound measurements on an iPad app decibel meter outside a Guidry fundraiser at the Maple Leaf Bar earlier this month, showing sound levels exceeding the allowable maximum of 70 db and posting his findings to YouTube. Guidry is, not surprisingly, skeptical of the results. Guidry chairs the council’s Criminal Justice Committee and its Governmental Affairs Committee, the latter of which deals with PAGE 21

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raised nearly $40,000 for New Orleans charities during its 2013 events. The organization, whose members donate their tips from one bartending shift a month, celebrated its second anniversary Jan. 14 with an event to benefit A Child’s Wish of Louisiana. The Barman’s Fund also has chapters in New York and Charlotte, N.C.

Father of the Year recipients

Jim Henderson, Keith LeBlanc, William Norton, Dennis Pearse and Dan Real received the honor from the American Diabetes Association and the New Orleans Father’s Day Council on Jan. 16. The recipients will be honored at an event in June. The award recognizes fathers who serve as role models and positively impact their communities.

Long T. Trinh

pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to fraudulently receiving more than $2 million from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, aka food stamps) through his store Seafood Heaven in Gretna. Trinh exchanged SNAP benefits for cash and items ineligible for benefits through his store. He faces five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

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With the 2014 municipal election less than a month away, whom are you inclined to support for mayor?

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Mitch Landrieu

THIS WEEK’S Question:

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Michael Bagneris

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Danatus King

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ore than 20 people have thrown their hats into the ring for the Feb. 1 New Orleans City Council races — longtime New Orleans bureaucrats, state legislators hoping to move to city-level politics, lawyers, teachers, business owners — all facing off in an election that will significantly change the political landscape at City Hall. One thing is certain: the council will regain a black majority. At least four of the seven seats will go to African-Americans, and it’s possible District C and one of the at-large seats could as well. The election may also see some old, familiar faces in new seats. Early voting began Jan. 18 and will conclude Saturday, Jan. 25; the primary is Feb. 1. Here’s a breakdown of the council races: At-Large Division 1 & 2 — For the first time under the current City Charter, the at-large seats will be filled through separate races, instead of a single “free-for-all” contest in which voters cast ballots for two candidates and those with more 25 percent of the vote win. What hasn’t changed: the at-large councilmembers will serve alternately as president and vice-president of the council, and residents citywide can vote in each division as well as for candidates representing their geographic council district. In Division 1, incumbent Stacy Head is seeking a full term in this at-large seat, having won it in a special election nearly two years ago. Her sole challenger is Eugene Green, a longtime presence in the New Orleans East business community and current president of the Nationwide Real Estate Corporation. Head and Green disagree about the domicile requirement for Orleans Parish first responders; Head wants to remove it, Green wants to keep it. They also disagree on another currently contentious issue — the proposed sound ordinance. Head supports the measure; Green does not. In At-Large Division 2, Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, who is term-limited out of District D, faces Ernest “Freddie” Charbonnet and Jason Williams. Charbonnet was appointed the interim District E councilman after former Councilman Jon Johnson’s resignation in 2012. Williams is a criminal defense attorney who serves on several local boards of directors, including Innocence Project New Orleans and Partnership for Youth Development. Williams also ran for district attorney in 2008, finishing third. Williams says he would “aggressively recruit” retailers and businesses for development in New Orleans East. Hedge-Morrell wants more scrutiny over plans to redevelop land at the former Six Flags site. “There are so many big projects coming into the city, but it doesn’t feel like they’re trickling down,” she told Gambit. Williams says he also wants a bigger budget for youth and family services and more funding for nonprofits that already are working. Charbonnet wants to convert the I-10 corridor — where he says the median income is $77,000 — into an “economic engine” to divert traffic (and tax revenue) from Jefferson Parish. District A — This district encompasses parts of Uptown, Carrollton, Mid-City and Lakeview. Incumbent Susan Guidry, who was elected in 2010, faces four opponents: union organizer and civil rights attorney David Capasso; Jason Coleman of Coleman Cab

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On Jan. 17 a crowd of hundreds, led by a wailing brass band and trombonist Glen David Andrews, blasted into New Orleans City Hall. The Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MACCNO) — made up of musicians, bar and venue owners and their advocates — organized a rally at Duncan Plaza outside City Hall to be held before City Council’s Housing and Human Needs committee meeting, which had on its agenda the draft of the controversial noise ordinance. The night before, Councilwomen Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Stacy Head abruptly canceled the committee meeting and announced the withdrawal of the ordinance, which they said they plan to introduce in a different form later in the month. Nevertheless, the protest rally went on as planned. “We’ve often seen these issues around regulation framed in the press and by our opponents as a conflict between musicians and residents. That’s not right,” said MACCNO spokeswoman Hannah Kreiger-Benson. “We live here, we work here, we vote here. We are the residents.” District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell second-lined with the group into City Council chambers, where she handed them the mic and held an open forum. Speakers addressed what they feel are restrictive laws that not only prevent them from earning a living but contradict the city’s advertising of and reliance on music tourism. Chuck Perkins, owner of Cafe Istanbul, said “The city has always benefited from music, but they’ve never paid attention to it.” “It’s time to stop being scared to go to jail for what’s right,” said Andrews. “You got to do to [Mayor] Mitch Landrieu what Mitch Landrieu doing to you. ... As long as Queen Jackie [Council President Jackie Clarkson] is in District C, we’re going to have a fight.” City Council District A candidate Drew Ward and District C candidate Eloise Williams also spoke out against the ordinance. A band with several trumpets, trombones, guitars, banjos and percussion — all playing “It Ain’t My Fault” — paraded to the City Hall steps and through the glass doors and past security and the front desk. City Hall staff looked on and smiled from the second-floor balcony. Cantrell joined (and danced with) the crowd as it moved down the hall toward council chambers. The crowd chanted, “Go get the mayor.” “You have a right to be here, and we’re going to do our best to accommodate you while you’re here,” Cantrell told the crowd. Andrews called for a “jazz funeral” for the noise ordinance as the band began “A Closer Walk With Thee.” Members in the crowd lined up to the podium to address Cantrell, the sole council member at the impromptu meeting, though she said staff members from the offices of Councilwomen Susan Guidry, Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell

were present. Landrieu was at a previously scheduled meeting at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. — ALEX WOODWARD

Project runway

MSY to get $828 million expansion

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, members of the New Orleans City Council and Aviation Board and leaders from surrounding parishes gathered at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Jan. 16 to announce the “conceptual design” of a new terminal at the airport’s north end. The $828 million construction project will create 13,000 jobs, according to materials handed out by the mayor’s office, and is scheduled to be completed in May 2018 — not so coincidentally the date of New Orleans’ tricentennial celebration, and the last days of Landrieu’s second term as mayor (if he wins re-election this year). Landrieu called the airport a “catalytic project” and compared its impact on the metro area to the construction of the Superdome in 1975. Funding for the airport consists of bonds, federal grants and Aviation Board Capital Funds. “Loyola Avenue’s going to be completely changed with a new interchange off the freeway,” Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni told Gambit. “It’s going to totally change the face of Kenner.” The existing southern terminal off Airline Highway will not be demolished, but will convert to cargo and other uses, Yenni said. “We just won the Super Bowl of airports,” City Council President Jackie Clarkson said. The new terminal is planned to be 650,000 square feet, consisting of two concourses with 30 gates and a new 2,000-space parking facility. In addition to a new flyover off Interstate 10, plans for the development include a $72 million power plant and $17 million for a new airport hotel. District D Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, chairwoman of the council’s airport board, pledged her support for local business and DBEs (disadvantaged business enterprises) during the construction and opening phases. The design — presented at the news conference in both photo renderings and a short animated film — showed a graceful terminal shaped like two back-to-back boomerangs, with plenty of glass windows and a sweeping entrance for dropping off passengers. It was designed by architect Cesar Pelli, who in his youth collaborated with Eero Saarinen, architect of the thenfuturistic 1960s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. “The future is now boarding,” said Landrieu — a slogan emblazoned on press materials and luggage tags handed out to attendees — though there was no word on when groundbreaking would begin. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Coming full Circle

Circle Food Store reopens

City officials and owner Dwayne Boudreaux gathered Jan. 17 to cut the ribbon on the Circle Food Store on North Claiborne and St. Bernard avenues. The historic

Kamara Jones, a cashier at Circle Food Store in the 7th Ward, which reopened last Friday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, shows off a bag of the store’s signature bell peppers — four for $1. P H OTO BY J E A NIE RIE S S

Treme grocery opened in 1939 as the first African-American-owned grocery store in New Orleans. It closed in 2005 when it was inundated with 5 feet of floodwater following the levee collapse. The city’s Fresh Food Financing Initiative loaned the project $1 million, $500,000 of which it will not have to repay. “We are going to continue to work really really hard with them to make sure we are as good a partner to them as Dwayne, you and your family have been to us,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “The Boudreaux family, who never left this neighborhood and did everything they could to make sure they came back strong after Katrina … got back up, took one step at a time, persevered and did what was necessary to be part of a partnership that actually brought back this anchor for the city of New Orleans and actually created the vision for making the Circle Food Store the way she always could have been.” The store already has hired 66 employees, and 95 percent of those live in New Orleans, Landrieu added. Boudreaux asked the crowd a simple question: “Who would ever think that some crazy folks down in New Orleans would come out and be so excited about the opening of a grocery store? ... But where else in the world would you have a grocery store that has been here for so many years, and got devastated, and closed down and opened eight years later?” District D Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge Morrell, who grew up four blocks away from Circle Food, had a simple message she directed to the mayor. “This was a vibrant, vibrant area,” she said. “We had it all. And we want it back. All I can say to you, Mr. Mayor, is this is a first step, but we need to have some more.” — JEANIE RIESS

Slap at Serpas

Council candidates say NOPD chief should be replaced

Two sitting members of the New Orleans City Council and all of their challengers said the city needs a new police superintendent in a response to a question asked by the Alliance for Good Government at a Jan. 15 forum. Councilwomen Stacy Head and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell — who are running in separate races for at-large seats on the City Council — both answered “yes” in a yesor-no lightning-round question that asked whether a new police chief is needed. All three of their challengers — Jason Williams and Freddie Charbonnet, who are running against Hedge-Morrell, and Eugene Green, who is running against Head — answered “yes” as well. In the District A race, Councilwoman Susan Guidry was the lone vote of support for Superintendent Ronal Serpas, answering “no.” Three of her opponents — Jason Coleman, Stephen Foster and David Capasso — all answered “yes.” Her fourth opponent, Drew Ward, was not on stage at the time the question was asked, but said afterward he thinks the police chief should no longer be appointed by the mayor. The answers by Head and Hedge-Morrell leave support for Serpas on the Council difficult to gauge. The Alliance already had interviewed candidates for the Districts C, D and E races (including sitting councilmembers Jackie Clarkson and James Gray), but did not include the question on those evenings. District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is unopposed for reelection and thus did not appear before the Alliance, but has been openly critical of Serpas’ leadership in the past. Because of the


SCUTTLEBUTT lightning-round format, the candidates did not have the opportunity to explain their answers. — ROBERT MORRIS | UPTOWN MESSENGER

Bruno out of mayor’s race

Comedian withdraws, but not before releasing hilarious ad

A productive what??

Scat on the campaign trail

Veteran New Orleans political consultant Cheron Brylski, who manages the “Krewe of Truth” political emailing list, sent out a missive last week titled “A Toast to Productive Assholes, Part 1,” in which Brylski asked the question: “Do we care if Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been an asshole sometimes during his first term?” “I’ve tangled with him myself on different issues and political strategies, and I’m fully aware he doesn’t like to loose (sic) arguments,” wrote Brylski, who has been associated with the Landrieu family since the 1980s, when she helped the campaign of now-Sen. Mary Landrieu when the mayor’s sister was running for her first statewide office as treasurer. “But … there are assholes and then there are productive assholes,” Brylski added. “And in politics, the productive ones are often what you need when you have some place to go and no easy road to get there.” It was a colorful, if

backhanded, salute to Landrieu’s style of negotiating and governance, which in his first term as mayor has seen him clash with groups from New Orleans firefighters (over the cost of their pension fund) to taxicab executives and drivers (over modernizing New Orleans’ taxi fleet). It was only the first bit of bad language on the campaign trail last week. At the Alliance For Good Government forum Jan. 16, District A candidate Drew Ward took exception to incumbent Councilwoman Susan Guidry’s claim that she had encouraged the development of corner stores in her district. “Guidry full of shit. Has blocked every such bus. in her Dist,” Ward tweeted while the forum was still going on. New Orleans politics has always been a full-contact sport, but only now has it become a scatological event. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Vitter: Oh, SNAP

Food stamp photo IDs?

If U.S. Sen. David Vitter has his way, food stamp recipients across the nation will have to show valid photo IDs when presenting their food stamp debit cards at the register. Last October, some people using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at two north Louisiana Walmarts tried to take advantage of a temporary computer outage to overcharge on their cards — triggering Vitter’s outrage and eventually causing Gov. Bobby Jindal to say the state would look into the matter. Now Vitter has proposed the “Food Stamp Fraud Prevention and Accountability Act,” which would require either a photo ID or the beneficiary’s photo on the SNAP card itself (similar to the optional image on some credit and debit cards). In a news release, Vitter noted that states have the option of mandating a photo on SNAP cards, but none are currently doing so. “Using a photo ID is standard in many day to day transactions, and most of those are not exclusively paid for by the taxpayer dollars,” Vitter’s statement said. “Food stamps have more than doubled in cost since 2008 and continue to grow in an unsustainable way, and the events in Louisiana unfortunately highlight the fraud surrounding the taxpayer-funded program. My bill will restore some accountability to the program so it’s not ruined for people who use it appropriately.” — KEVIN ALLMAN

To be clear …

A mailer sent out last week by incumbent City Council At-Large candidate Stacy Head claimed Head had been “named by Gambit as ‘Best New Orleans City Councilmember.’” Head received that designation in last year’s Best of New Orleans readers’ poll, but was not named as such by the newspaper’s editorial staff or owners.

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If mayoral candidates Michael Bagneris, Danatus King and Mitch Landrieu didn’t ignite your sense of civic responsibility, the erstwhile fourth candidate in the race was the very definition of civic irresponsibility — till he dropped out of the contest. Manny “Chevrolet” Bruno withdrew from the race Jan. 16. A comedian who has run for mayor several times (becoming the de facto Benny Grunch of New Orleans mayor races), Bruno did manage to launch the most entertaining campaign ad since Dr. Dwight McKenna’s “Frankenstein and Igor” ad in the New Orleans coroner’s race of 2010. The Bruno ad starts with the nonchalant candidate sitting on a barstool lighting a cigarette, before fading to images of child laborers, a mugging, homeless people, crack smokers and student protestors being pepper-sprayed. “Manny Chevrolet did not care about your child’s education,” a voiceover says. “Manny Chevrolet said he could not care less about crime in our streets. … Manny Chevrolet said New Orleans will get exactly what it deserves.” The ad ends with Bruno nonchalantly taking a drag from his cigarette, saying, “I’m Manny ‘Chevrolet’ Bruno. And I approve this message.” In the 2010 mayoral election, Bruno’s message registered with 139 voters; he finished third-to-last in a field of 11 contenders with 0.16 percent of the vote. — KEVIN ALLMAN

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For mayor: Mitch Landrieu ll this week (as part of early voting) and on Feb. 1, New Orleans voters will go to the polls to choose a mayor for the next four years. Incumbent Mitch Landrieu is seeking a second and final term. His main challenger, former Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris, has mounted a spirited campaign. Both men are intelligent, talented, schooled in city politics and passionate about New Orleans. We are fortunate to have two such candidates for mayor. Whenever an incumbent mayor seeks re-election, his record becomes the overarching campaign issue. For his part, Landrieu points to tangible signs that New Orleans has come a long way since the painful final months of former Mayor Ray Nagin’s tenure. At the same time, Bagneris is correct when he says that many citizens are still waiting for the recovery to gain real traction in their neighborhoods. Overall, we believe New Orleans is a far better place today than it was four years ago — and it’s headed in the right direction. We therefore endorse

the full fruits of the city’s recovery. This is another area for the mayor to focus on in his second term. To that end, Bagneris offers a very solid plan for fighting blight. It’s a three-pronged attack that addresses the housing needs of the disadvantaged, the public-sector working class and the city’s growing entrepreneurial class. For all their differences, the mayor would do well to incorporate Bagneris’ ideas into his own blight-reduction strategies. The city budget presented enormous challenges to Landrieu when he took office. He faced a “structural deficit” of roughly $100 million in his first year — and he had barely seven months to right the ship. He did so without laying off any vital public safety city employees. More important, he convinced the City Council to roll forward — slightly — city property taxes in his first full year as mayor in order to double the budget for NORD and stabilize an important revenue stream. He also held scores of neighborhood meetings to hear firsthand from citizens as to their priorities — and he responded

Mitch Landrieu made New Orleanians believe in their city again, and he united us in that belief. by making those priorities his own. A pair of federally imposed consent decrees threatens to undermine the budget stability Landrieu achieved in his first two years, but he already is working to forestall that looming fiscal crisis while still honoring the federal mandates. Perhaps the mayor’s greatest strength is his ability to represent New Orleans as our ambassador to the world. Even his harshest critics admit that he excels at this. More important, Mitch Landrieu made New Orleanians believe in their city again, and he united us in that belief. It’s ironic, then, that he gets criticized for being intolerant and for taking a “my-way-or-the-highway” approach to governance. Let’s face facts: It’s hard to govern a big city. The job requires challenging entrenched political interests and telling some folks “no.” Lest anyone forget, New Orleans has a “strong mayor” form of government. What we see in Landrieu is a mayor who understands all too well the powers vested in his office and who has the political will to use those powers to make things happen. Years from now, Mitch Landrieu’s style will be a footnote. What will matter is what he got done. We think he deserves a second term to get even more done.

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Mitch Landrieu for a second term as New Orleans mayor. We also offer some suggested areas of improvement during his second term. Crime has been the No. 1 issue in most mayoral elections for the past half-century, but there’s genuine hope that things are getting better. In 2013, New Orleans recorded 155 murders — a drop of 20 percent compared to 2012 and the fewest in almost 30 years. Equally important, shootings declined as well. Landrieu’s NOLA for Life anti-violence program is showing real gains. On other crime fronts, however, the news is not so good: police pay and morale are unacceptably low, and the New Orleans Police Department is losing officers faster than the Police Academy can replace them. The mayor will have to bring all his political skills to the task of addressing those problems, and we are confident he will. Blight is another major concern, but here again Landrieu has made great strides — especially compared to his predecessor. He achieved his goal of taking down 10,000 blighted properties, and real estate values are surging in many parts of town. His opponent correctly notes that some areas — particularly New Orleans East, the Lower 9th Ward and parts of Algiers — have yet to enjoy

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What’s going on at McDonogh 16 on St. Claude Avenue? There’s construction stuff there. Are they reopening the school? Taneisha Johnson

Dear Taneisha,

The McDonogh No. 16 building, located at 1815 St. Claude Ave. in the New Marigny Historical District, is being transformed. It was designed in 1909 by Paul Andry, then-architect for the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). It replaced a smaller school that was built in 1848. The original school was renamed McDonogh No. 16 in 1884 and demolished in 1908 due to deterioration. The city and OPSB helped finance construction of a new, larger building, which entailed buying surrounding properties. The result was the structure that stands today. John McDonogh (1779-1850) was a wealthy entrepreneur and landowner in New Orleans. When he died, he left the bulk of his estate to finance free education for poor children of all races in New Orleans and his hometown of Baltimore. Because of this donation, more than 30 schools in New Orleans were named for him. Many of the original buildings have had name and number changes since then. In the 1980s and early ’90s, some schools changed their names because students and faculty did not want to honor former slave owners. McDonogh was a slave owner who allowed possibly the largest number of slaves in Louisiana to buy their own freedom, according to J.K. Schafer’s Becoming Free, Remaining Free: Manumission and Enslavement in New Orleans, 1846-1862. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the McDonogh No. 16 building was home to the New Orleans Center for the Education of Adults. It remained vacant for years after the storm until the OPSB slated the building for demolition. But in 2009, the Louisiana Landmarks Society placed the old McDonogh No. 16 on its New Orleans’ Nine, a list of the most endangered buildings in the city. Instead of demolition, the OPSB auctioned the building in 2011. According to CCNO Development, the new owners are renovating the building and will open a “home for the aged,” an income- and age-restricted rental development. Construction started in 2013 and is expected to be completed later this year.

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What is the purpose of the blue reflectors in the middle of the roadways? Clive Wilson

The former McDonogh No. 16 is being converted into residences for the elderly. PHOTO BY K A N D A C E P O W ER G R AV E S

Dear Clive,

Those blue reflectors, or retroreflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs), are placed near intersections where fire hydrants are present. To stand out, most hydrants traditionally are painted a bright red, and a yellow “No Parking” line is painted on the adjacent curb. Because paint fades, blue RRPMs are installed as a way to make the hydrants visible to firefighters in foggy or smoky conditions or where traffic can be an issue. Some cities have begun to employ digital technology and GPS mapping of their hydrants to assist fire companies. Capt. Edwin Holmes at the New Orleans Fire Department headquarters on Decatur Street, however, says it is the job of the fire company to know where every fire hydrant in the district is located; our firefighters therefore don’t depend on the blue reflectors. Besides, there aren’t reflectors near all the hydrants in the city, so that strategy would be unreliable in an emergency. In some places, neighborhood associations buy the reflectors or individual fire companies supply them. In New Orleans, installing RRPMs was an initiative of the Sewerage and Water Board.


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Former Judge Michael Bagneris is challenging incumbent Mitch Landrieu for the keys to City Hall.

MAYOR’S RACE In the race for mayor, Mitch Landrieu and Michael Bagneris see the city through starkly different prisms. By Clancy DuBos

SHERIFF’S RACE Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman faces two determined challengers — his predecessor, Charles Foti, and school board President Ira Thomas, a former NOPD officer. By Kevin Allman

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f there’s any seat that should be ripe for the picking in the Feb. 1 municipal election, it’s that of Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Last year, a 30-minute jailhouse video (made in 2009) went viral with its images of prisoners waving firearms, drinking beer, showing off pills, snorting white powder (from the cover of a Bible workbook) and roaming Bourbon Street. A federal consent decree, mandating extensive reforms at the jail, is about to kick in and could cost the cash-strapped city millions per year. Moreover, an October survey by University of New Orleans pollster Ed Chervenak showed Gusman had a 56 percent disapproval rating among voters — including a majority of black voters. But consensus has eluded Gusman’s major opponents, while the incumbent’s campaign has picked up steam. Gusman’s challengers are Charles Foti Jr., the former sheriff who held the job for nearly 30 years until he became Louisiana attorney general in 2004; and Ira Thomas, a 28-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and current president of Continued on page 18

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Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is being challenged by former Sheriff Charles Foti and OPSB President and former police officer Ira Thomas.

s recently as seven weeks ago, Mitch Landrieu appeared to be coasting to a second term as mayor of New Orleans. Now, less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 primary, former New Orleans Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris has taken the race to Landrieu, challenging him on nearly every front. Neither candidate is taking anything for granted. Another challenger, civil rights attorney and president of the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP Danatus King, is struggling to gain attention. By all accounts, including endorsements, it’s a two-man race between Landrieu and Bagneris. Early voting started Jan. 18 and continues through Saturday (Jan. 25). Bagneris’ entry came as late as possible. He officially resigned his judgeship (as required by state law) on Dec. 11, 2013, the first day of qualifying, then filed his papers on Dec. 13, the final day to join the fray. The challenger wasted no time framing the race as “a tale of two cities.” In some ways, that’s an appropriate metaphor: Landrieu touts the city’s accelerated rebound and much-improved national reputation since he took office; Bagneris reminds voters that some parts of town have yet to join the city’s recovery.

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It’s almost as if they truly are campaigning in different cities. Landrieu points to a 20 percent reduction in murders in 2013; Bagneris says Landrieu and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas are fudging crime statistics. Landrieu’s TV ads show him uniting and leading a diverse city that was bitterly divided after Hurricane Katrina and the second mayoral term of Ray Nagin; Bagneris and his supporters portray Landrieu as an iron-fisted, “my way or the highway” hegemon who punishes those who disagree with him. “I decided to run because I looked around and saw that the city was headed in the same direction as Detroit,” Bagneris told Gambit. “I saw that we were about to be tossed on the trash heap of metro areas, and I did not want that for my city. I want the city to be strong, progressive, vibrant and safe. … Our city is in a critical situation. I would not have given up a judgeship for fun and games. This is serious, serious business.” Landrieu, of course, sees it differently. “When I came into office, the decisions that I had to make were between bad and worse,” Landrieu said. “We made some tough decisions, but those decisions took New Orleans to a better place. I don’t think it’s arguable. We’re better off in terms of housing, the budget, homelessness, [the New Orleans Recreation Department], the city’s overall economy and jobs, and the murder rate. We caught ourselves, as a city, from falling off a cliff, and New Orleans is now recognized as one of America’s great turnarounds.” The two men differ on almost every issue, but nowhere are their differences more pronounced than on the issue of crime. Landrieu concedes that New Orleans still has a long way to go to shed its image as a murder capital, but the most recent numbers are encouraging. Bagneris calls such talk “smoke and mirrors.” “In 2013 we had 155 murders,” Landrieu said. “That’s the lowest number of murders in this city for almost 30 years. I believe that NOLA for Life, which is the city’s attempt to change a culture of violence on our streets, is working. We also are reorganizing NOPD from top to bottom in order to police constitutionally. Low police morale should not be a surprise. Police officers have been under assault from attorneys, the feds, and others since Katrina — and we’re trying to change the culture of the department to comply with a federal consent decree.” Bagneris said violence is “still prevalent” on New Orleans streets. “NOLA for Life is killing us,” he scoffs. “It’s a great public relations tool, but billboards don’t create arrests.” The challenger also blasts Landrieu’s handling of NOPD. “He started out with 1,540 cops,” Bagneris said. “We have, even

with his numbers, less than 1,200 today. We are losing a police officer every three days. … We have to stop the hemorrhage first — the blue hemorrhage. Only then can you deal with a transfusion. … The first thing that I would do as mayor is change the police chief.” On the issue of blight and housing, the two men again offer competing visions of New Orleans. Bagneris disputes the mayor’s boast that his administration has removed 10,000 blighted properties. He said City Hall is inflating the number by “fixing the first floor of a six-plex or eight-plex and claiming to have remediated six or eight blighted properties.”

“I decided to run because I looked around and saw that the city was headed in the same direction as Detroit. I saw that we were about to be tossed on the trash heap of metro areas, and I did not want that for my city.” -MICHAEL BAGNERIS The challenger offers a three-fold plan to fight blight: one level for the working poor; one for middle class public-sector workers (cops, firefighters, teachers and city workers); and one for entrepreneurs. The key is to get properties the city has seized back into commerce. “I want to institute a ‘sweat equity’ program for poor working families, those who qualify, to get blighted properties and rehab them within 18 months — and if they can do that, the city should turn over title to those properties,” Bagneris said. “For middle-class families, work with banks to encourage them to live there and bring the property back, and then turn title over to the lenders and those families. And for entrepreneurs, we can have a public-private partnership that they drive, and they could split the proceeds of a sale after each property is rehabbed. This gets rid of blight, creates homeowners, expands the tax base and doesn’t cost citizens a dime.” Landrieu points to a resurgent real estate market in New Orleans and to successes in building new communities where crime-ridden housing projects once stood. “Four years ago, all housing


the right reasons, when you’re trying to save a city that’s about to die, you have to tell some people ‘no.’ When you tell some people ‘no,’ they will do what is expected: mount a challenge. They want to go back; we want to go forward. It doesn’t surprise me. But measured by any yardstick in terms of where we were, where we’ve gotten and where we’re going, I think my record is very good — and people should stay focused on the record, not on the rhetoric.” Bagneris said his criticisms of Landrieu go beyond the stylistic. “Mitch also doesn’t get a lot on substance points,” he said. “Too many people see Moon, not Mitch. There’s not a whole lot of substance there.

“When I came into office, the decisions that I had to make were between bad and worse. We made some tough decisions, but those decisions took New Orleans to a better place. I don’t think it’s arguable.” -MITCH LANDRIEU It’s all smoke and mirrors. People are buying into the smoke and mirrors.” Lee said the key for Bagneris will be whether his message, which is echoed by disaffected politicos who have endorsed him, will resonate among rank-andfile voters. “With any incumbent, you’ll always have a dissatisfied minority feeling that they are not included or have been disrespected, people who used to be on the inside and who are now saying that things are not the same,” Lee said. “Does that filter down to the person on the street? That’s the challenge that Michael Bagneris has. “He has to convince people that we need to make a change, and he has to do it quickly. For that to happen, you need a pre-existing belief that things are bad. If that doesn’t exist, you have to create that impression among a majority of voters. That’s hard to do in four weeks. You need to have a chorus saying that, not just the candidate. It cannot be a solo act. It has to be a symphony of dissatisfaction. That’s what he’s trying to build here. He’s been able to attract a few choir members, but he needs to expand the number of people who join his team and carry his message.”

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prices were going down,” he said. “Now they’re going up in many neighborhoods. In public housing, we have seen a complete reorganization since taking down the Big Four [housing projects]. The vote to demolish them came under (Mayor) Ray Nagin, but we were responsible for making it happen. Now you have low-income housing that is really good: Columbia Parc, Harmony Oaks and others. “We’ve also reduced homelessness by 75 percent and worked with private foundations — such as the $20 million low-income housing grant we got from Barnes & Noble — to bring back housing in neighborhoods that were struggling.” The mayor also points to major rebounds in areas such as Freret Street, Mid-City, the Tulane Avenue corridor and the St. Claude Avenue corridor. Bagneris acknowledges progress in some parts of town, but he said it hasn’t spread to New Orleans East and the Lower 9th Ward. “When the mayor took office, the black middle class was 35 percent of the black population,” Bagneris said. “It has decreased since then. It is now 31 percent. The white middle class jumped from 60 percent of the white population to 68 percent. You have a net difference of 12 percent.” Pollster Silas Lee, who has surveyed New Orleans voters for 30 years and who is not working for either candidate, said neither candidate’s strategy is a surprise. “They offer competing interpretations of how the city is doing,” Lee said. “Mitch is saying things are good and the city is going in the right direction. Mike is saying things are on the wrong track, that the quality of life is in limbo, that we need a change to get the city back on track. … The outcome turns on the question of which one most voters believe.” One irony of this race is the fact that Landrieu now faces criticism for being intransigent and heavy-handed. In 2006, many felt he lost the mayor’s race to Ray Nagin because he was too deferential to his opponent. In the intervening eight years, Landrieu apparently got over that problem. No one accuses him of being a softie these days — least of all Bagneris, with whom the mayor publicly feuded over the location of a new Civil District courthouse. “This mayor understands that the office has limitations,” Bagneris said, exuding confidence in his ability to win the race. “I will collaborate, not dictate.” Landrieu brushes aside criticisms of his style, saying it comes from an old guard that “decided to have one last death rattle.” “There seems to be a small segment of this community that would rather curse the darkness than light a candle,” he said. “When you make decisions and do it for

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the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). A fourth candidate, Quentin Brown, is a local gardener who previously mounted homespun campaigns for mayor, city councilman and governor. Everyone in town, including U.S. District Judge Lance Africk, who is presiding over litigation that led to the consent decree, agrees that Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) is an unsafe place. All, that is, except Gusman, who told an audience at last week’s Alliance for Good Government forum that OPP is “on the cusp” of being “a world-class prison facility.” “We are poised to make a big difference in the way we handle corrections in this community,” Gusman told Gambit last week.

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New construction, Gusman said, has begun to transform the prison: “Each housing tier has its own recreation yard,” he said. “Each tier has its own conference room. Each has its own visitation area. High ceilings, bright lights.” As for the controversial video, Gusman said it was “not descriptive of what goes on every day. That was an anomaly. Do we have issues with contraband? Every prison, every school, has issues with contraband. When [Foti] was sheriff, we had all of that. Foti kept all of that under the rug.” Not surprisingly, Foti disagrees, saying Gusman has created “a complete mess. … You always have contraband and some violence,” he said. “The key word is ‘excessive.’ The key word is ‘continual.’ You have to keep working to improve conditions. … The sheriff is not addressing any of the problems that exist at the prison. The state and feds pulled their prisoners out because of the unconstitutional conditions [in the prison].” Thomas blames both men. “For 39 years, this office has been a source of debate and controversy. We now have a chance to get it right,” he said. “In the past decade, it’s gotten worse. We have to put qualified people in key positions that have the expertise and experience to go into that environment if we’re going to fix it. It can’t be done from the administrative office. This is an all-handson-deck thing. I’ve never seen a public


agency that has failed so miserably in every aspect of its responsibilities.” All three agree that the jail’s historic reliance on per diem funding — the jail receives a set amount each day for each prisoner who’s locked up, a system put in place by a previous consent decree while Foti was sheriff — is outdated. All agree that a set yearly budget is preferable. But how big the jail should be remains in dispute. Despite months of hearings that led the city to decide in 2011 that the new prison should have 1,438 beds, the number has been adjusted (if not abandoned) as plans are made for a mental health wing and space for other challenging populations. “The council passed an ordinance directing the sheriff to build a 1,438-bed facility. Those were his marching orders,”

“It’s hard to say how we’re going to generate enough money,” Thomas said, “but having a safe, secure, humane and constitutional jail is what the sheriff is supposed to be doing.” Thomas called for a complete financial audit of the prison and called the cost of the consent decree — which Gusman says will run about $7 million or $8 million per year — “negligible.” Gusman said, “If we work together on it [with city officials], we can reduce the cost.” He added that he has cut costs while giving jail employees a raise, and he said his relationship with Mayor Mitch Landrieu, once nearly nonexistent, has improved greatly in recent months. Landrieu agrees the two men are on better terms now. Both Thomas and Foti said that one of Gusman’s biggest problems has been

“The sheriff is not addressing any of the problems that exist at the prison. The state and feds pulled their prisoners out because of the unconstitutional conditions.”

“This is an all-handson-deck thing. I’ve never seen a public agency that has failed so miserably in every aspect of its responsibilities.”

-CHARLES FOTI

“classification” — sorting inmates upon intake so that nonviolent offenders aren’t put into cells with violent criminals, and that special-needs populations get the help they need. Thomas said when the NOPD handled intakes at the jail, “we had a fast-track processing center. We classified them. Traffic arrestees were not placed in the same holding tank with state felons. People didn’t spend any more time in a cell than was necessary. It wasn’t about the per diem, it was about efficiency.” “When you don’t classify, or classify improperly, that leads to violence,” Foti said. The [U.S. Department of Justice] and the court both said there was excessive inmate-on-inmate violence, rapes, sexual violence, inadequate psychiatric care. The whole system is broken.” Gusman said he does classify inmates. “He [Foti] was under a consent decree for classification, and for not having a medical director,” Gusman said. “We have a classification system and we’ve steadily improved it. … We don’t have the best. But at a very fundamental level we were classifying people.” As the campaign enters its final two weeks, the sheriff’s race has shaped up as one of the most hotly contested on the ballot. Gusman has far more cash on hand than his opponents, according to reports filed three weeks ago with the Louisiana Ethics Administration. Gusman had $458,886 in his kitty; Foti had just over $150,000; and Thomas had $58,000.

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Thomas said. “He should have had this conversation about jail size before the ordinance was passed.” When Foti left the sheriff’s office, the jail population at times exceeded 6,000 inmates. Today Foti said the jail should house “somewhere between 2,000 and 2,200” people, but stressed the figure will fluctuate depending on the types of inmates who are there at any given time. “This community, the direction that it’s going, could do well with a jail population of under 2,000,” Gusman said. “I would hope it would be less than that. Post-Katrina, we’ve seen a tremendous fluctuation. In 2009, intake was 63,000 people across our threshold. In 2013, 34,000 crossed our threshold. I think we’re going in the right direction.” What’s not in dispute is the fact that the sheriff largely cannot control the jail’s population. By law, the sheriff must house everyone arrested by NOPD or ordered incarcerated by a judge. How much will all this cost? None of the candidates fielded a specific amount. “The city is going to have to look at funding, will have to increase taxes,” Foti said. “No one has priced out what the new plan will cost.” Foti added he’d like to get out from under the consent decree as quickly as possible by having the jail accredited by the American Correctional Association.

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government reforms. Guidry touts her record of sponsoring legislation to free courts of having to deal with first-time marijuana possession and prostitution cases without reducing penalties. She also led the effort to create the Lafitte Greenway, a 3.1-mile park that will run from the edge of the French Quarter to Bayou St. John. The park is set to be finished 2015. District B — No challengers stepped up to face Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell; she is automatically reelected. District B is perhaps the city’s most economically diverse district, representing parts of Uptown and the Garden District as well as Central City and parts of Mid-City. District C — This is a geographically challenging district, encompassing the French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny and Algiers. Longtime Councilwoman At-Large Jackie Clarkson decided to run in District C, which she represented twice before in nonconsecutive terms, after one-term incumbent Kristin Gisleson Palmer decided not to seek re-election. (Clarkson said Mayor Mitch Landrieu called her away from planned retirement.) Nadine Ramsey, a former chief judge at Orleans Parish Civil District Court and a 2010 mayoral aspirant, is Clarkson’s major opponent. Clarkson and Ramsey will face Carlos Williams, Eloise Williams and former Orleans Parish School Board member Lourdes Moran. Clarkson, who has applauded Landrieu’s murder reduction strategies, says she believes statistics showing crime is down across the city. Ramsey disagrees with the claim that crime is abating. On a current hot-button topic — the sound ordinance, which will disproportionately affect clubs and residents in District C — Clarkson, a co-author of the sound ordinance, has called it “the epitome of consensus” at a recent forum. “We’re not trying to kill music,” she told Gambit, “we’re trying to kill amplified noise.” Ramsey said she understands the quality-of-life issues presented by the ordinance, but disagrees about the consensus, saying “residents and businesses both feel left out of the system.” Both, however, think the NOPD domicile requirement should be lifted. District D — With Hedge-Morrell term-limited out of her current seat, District D opens to three new challengers: state Rep. Jared Brossett, D-New Orleans; Joseph Bouie, a self-described “change agent” and former chancellor at the Southern University at New Orleans; and Dalton Savwoir, president of the Gentilly Civic Improvement Association. They are vying to represent a district that includes Gentilly and other neighborhoods that are making a slow comeback after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures.

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All District D candidates endorse some form of a sound ordinance, and all think the NOPD domicile requirement should be lifted, at least in some form. Brossett, who is a political protege of Hedge-Morrell, touts his experience in the Louisiana Legislature as a key part of his training for the council job. He began his career as HedgeMorrell’s aide at City Hall. Savwoir says the top issues in the district are jobs and economic development, crime, blight and infrastructure. He says he supports programs to help small, local and disadvantaged businesses. Bouie is best known throughout the district as a popular veteran educator. He won the endorsement of the Alliance for Good Government. District E — Freshman incumbent James Gray faces Cynthia Willard-Lewis, a former District E councilwoman who’s also been a state senator and state representative. Also running is former Jon Johnson staffer Andre Kelly. They’re competing to represent a large district spreading across New Orleans East and the Lower 9th Ward, with some of the most stubborn post-Hurricane Katrina comeback problems: persistent blight, a lack of retail and — perhaps most important — a sense among many residents that the New Orleans “comeback” hasn’t included them. Willard-Lewis wants to push for more aggressive blight management with expanded Lot Next Door and Adopt-ALot programs and community gardens and urban farms. She also advocates better marketing in the East. “Be prepared to tell the story of success that’s coming,” she told Gambit. Kelly says the East is ripe for “air, land and sea” opportunities. Gray, who was elected less than 18 months ago (with Willard-Lewis’ help) to serve out Johnson’s term after Johnson resigned amid a scandal, says business development is key to the future of his district. “With your help, we’ve made great progress in this first year. We helped Big Lots to open, and worked with the city and state to get the Office of Motor Vehicles open almost a year ahead of schedule,” Gray said. “The East is booming. Walmart is under construction, the new hospital opens this spring and new businesses are scouting the area.”


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plaster work. “Artisans were brought in from across the country to mold and rebuild the detailed pieces,” Bailey says. Wrapped around the theater’s balconies and stage frame, the revitalized plaster now resembles rosette trim on a white frosted cake. In addition to remediating major structural issues, the team paid homage to the building’s past in the details — for example, salvaged cypress was used to create tables for the green room. The Civic now hosts concerts, weddings, corporate events and private parties. Functioning as a blank canvas, the space has a system of portable panels which can accommodate

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Moonshine Nettie (8313 Oak St., 504-866-6337; www. facebook.com/moonshinenettie), a women’s boutique with vintage clothing and accessories, is open. The owners previously operated Ragin’ Daisy. GAP and GAP Kids at The Esplanade (1401 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 504-464-6556; www.gap.com) is closing Jan. 28. All marked down items are discounted an additional 50 percent. The Iron Rail Book Collective (503 Barracks St.; www.

customized layouts. “The floor is mobile and can create seating for 674 or standing room for approximately 1,100 guests,” says promoter Carmen Negrelli. In addition, the theatre is newly outfitted with a sophisticated lighting system, Bailey says. The Civic Theatre also features new bars on each of its three floors, serving cocktails created for the venue by mixologist Neal Bodenheimer. When guests catch upcoming performances by Neko Case (Monday, Jan. 27) and Neutral Milk Hotel (Feb. 20 and 21), they “never have to go too far to get a fantastic drink,” Negrelli says.

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ironrail.org) is holding a moving sale. All books are 10 percent off. The store closes Jan. 31 and a new location has not yet been found. Je T’Aime Nola (3613 Magazine St., 504-309-6028; www.facebook.com/jetaimenola) is holding a special promotion. Now through Jan. 31, mention Gambit and receive 25 percent off purchases up to $250, 40 percent off purchases from $251 to $500, and 50 percent off purchases over $501.

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he Civic Theatre (510 O’Keefe Ave., 504-272-0865; www. civicnola.com) makes a nostalgic promise via a sign near its new entrance on O’Keefe Avenue. The sign, which says “air-conditioned,” serves as a reminder of the theater’s storied past and multiple reincarnations. Its recent redesign, unveiled in March 2013, has rejuvenated the historic venue. “The Civic is the oldest theater still standing in New Orleans and was originally designed by Sam Stone,” developer Bryan Bailey says. “Built in 1906, as one of the first Shubert theaters outside New York City, it was in the center of New Orleans’ theatre district.” The building has had different names and identities during its long lifespan. It has been home to raucous vaudeville shows as well as classic plays and was even transformed into a discotheque in the late 1970s. After the last days of disco, the theater’s doors remained closed for nearly 30 years, until Bailey and fellow developer Brian Gibbs partnered with multimedia production company Solomon Group to bring back audiences. “[Solomon Group] was instrumental in opening the doors and breathing new life into the venue,” project manager Laura Dore says. “It took about two years to complete the restoration, as the entire building had to be gutted.” “Throughout the renovation process, the goal was to create the country’s first modern historic theater, where every performance and experience is as meticulously designed as the venue itself,” Bailey says. While the interior and roof were refurbished, special attention was paid to preserving the details of the building’s architectural fingerprint. “They had to go through the proper channels to make the place historically and structurally sound,” Dore says. This included the delicate process of restoring the original Beaux Arts

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Best in classical Tribute to the Classical Arts recognizes achievements in classical music, opera and dance.

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he Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) announced special awards and nominations for performances of classical music, opera, ballet and ethnic and contemporary dance in the New Orleans area in 2013. Winners will be announced at the Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon Feb. 14 at the Hotel Monteleone. Pianist Daniel O. Weilbaecher Jr. will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Weilbaecher teaches piano and theory at the Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University. He has performed across the country and is the founder of the New Orleans Piano Institute. He recently stepped down as executive director of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, a position he held for nearly two decades. Drs. Nicolas and Haydee Bazan will be honored as Arts Patrons of the Year for their work with the New Orleans Opera Association. Both are Mastersigner co-chairs for the association. Nicolas Bazan also helped develop the first artist residency at the LSUHSC Neuroscience Center for Excellence, in which artists create oil paintings to represent the intricacies of the human brain. Make Music NOLA began offering free music lessons to students at All Souls Community Center in 2011. Since then the organization has expanded to three schools and provides instruction to roughly 60 students, who perform at various festivals and events. It will host a two-week intensive music camp in the 9th Ward this summer. Make Music NOLA will be recognized with the Arts Education Award. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto are assured of winning the Best Classical Music Performance category, since they swept the nominations. The orchestra drew a total of six nominations in three categories. The Marigny Opera House drew a Best Choral Arts Presentation nomination for producing Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and co-produced the Best Student/ Community Opera Production nominee, An Embarrassing Position/Blue Monday. The venue showed it is becoming a center for classical arts presentations after hosting numerous nominated works of classical music, opera and dance, including works commissioned for its New Dance Festival. FEDE, a Gambit-affiliated foundation, awards annual grants to local artists and organizations. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the foundation. Tickets to the luncheon are $48 and tables for 10 are available. Call Jon Broder at (504) 483-3129 for tickets and information.

Choreographer Donna Crump’s Keeper of the Flame is nominated for Outstanding Modern Dance Presentation. P H OTO BY JA FA R M . P IERRE

2014 CLASSICAL ARTS SPECIAL HONOREES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Daniel O. Weilbaecher Jr.

ARTS PATRON AWARD

Drs. Nicolas and Haydee Bazan

ARTS EDUCATION AWARD Make Music NOLA


Choreographer Kesha McKey’s Taken is nominated for Best Modern Dance Presentation. P H O T O BY EL- P W E PHOTOGRAPHY

NOLA 360’s rendition of Prokofiev’s Quintet is nominated for Best Chamber Music Performance.

CLASSICAL ARTS AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE Britten Centennial Celebration Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts Don Quixote by Richard Strauss LPO, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

BEST PERFORMANCE OF NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC The Air Was Green — A Remembrance Musaica Trinity Episcopal Church

Candide Loyola Opera Theatre Bill Fabris, Director Carol Rausch, Conductor Loyola University

Noah’s Flood NOOA Robert Lyall, Director/Conductor Trinity Episcopal Church

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Dreams of the Fallen LPO, Jake Runestad, Composer National WWII Museum Rapture LPO, Christopher Rouse, Composer Mahalia Jackson Theater

Quintet by Prokofiev NOLA 360 Trinity Episcopal Church

BEST OPERA PRODUCTION

Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, Op. 49 by Benjamin Britten Jaren Philleo University of New Orleans

Madame Butterfly NOOA, Tomer Zvulun, Director Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater Samson and Delilah NOOA, Robert Lyall, Director/Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater

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An Embarrassing Position/ Blue Monday Marigny Opera House & 9th Ward Opera Co. Danielle Edinburgh & Margaret-Anne Davis, Directors Madeline Thibodeaux, Conductor Marigny Opera House

Louisiana Musical Treasures from The Biblioteque Nationale de France Peter Collins, piano Joseph Meyer, violin Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano Williams Research Center

The Vampire New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) Matthew Lata, Director Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater

Thomas Hauert and Scott Heron are nominated for Outstanding Contemporary Dance Presentation for Like Me More Like Me.

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Mahler Symphony No. 3 LPO, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor First Baptist Church, New Orleans

BEST STUDENT/COMMUNITY OPERA PRODUCTION

BEST CHORAL ARTS PRESENTATION All-Night Vigil by Rachmaninov Loyola Chamber Singers and NOVA Chorale Temple Sinai Celebrating Britten Loyola Choirs Holy Name of Jesus Church

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South/South earned Diogo de Lima a nomination for Outstanding Choreography (New Work). P H O T O C O UR TE S Y D I O G O D E L IM A

Negras Quilombolas is nominated for Outstanding Ethnic Dance Presentation.

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Vespers Of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi Marigny Opera House Marigny Opera House

BEST CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Great Britten: Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Benjamin Britten Loyola Opera Workshop Frances Rabalais, Director Carol Rausch, Musical Director Loyola University LPO Family Concert: Pictures at an Exhibition LPO, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Loyola University The Soldier’s Tale New Resonance Orchestra Bonnie Gabel, Director Francis Scully, Musical Director Marigny Opera House

OUTSTANDING BALLET PRESENTATION “Jewels” from Sleeping Beauty An Evening of Dance – Above the Oaks Newcomb Dance Company Tulane University The Nutcracker Delta Festival Ballet Richard Munro, Choreographer Tulane University

Loyola Opera Theatre is nominated for Best Student/Community Opera Production for Candide. P H O T O BY H A R O L D B A Q UE T

Keeper of the Flame New Dance Festival 2013 Good Dance Since 1984 Donna Crump, Choreographer Marigny Opera House South/South New Dance Festival 2013 Diogo De Lima, Choreographer Marigny Opera House

“Pas de Six” from La Vivandiere Loyola Ballet Loyola University

Taken Crescent City Choreographers Kesha McKey, Choreographer Marigny Opera House

OUTSTANDING MODERN DANCE PRESENTATION

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY DANCE PRESENTATION

Holding Chaos: Movement I Holding Chaos Tsunami Dance Kettye Voltz, Choreographer Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)

Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi Marigny Opera House Diogo de Lima, Choreographer Marigny Opera House


Drs. Nicolas & Haydee Bazan have been chosen as the recipients of this year’s Arts Patron Award.

Dr. Daniel O. Weilbaecher Jr. is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

The New Orleans Opera Association drew a Best Opera Production nomination for Samson and Delilah. P H O T O BY T O M G R O S S C UP

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY — NEW WORK

Like Me More Like Me Thomas Hauert and Scott Heron, Choreographers Marigny Opera House

South/South New Dance Festival 2013 Diogo de Lima Marigny Opera House

OUTSTANDING ETHNIC DANCE PRESENTATION Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Louis Armstrong Park Dance For Life Concert Nfungotah, Inc. Ellis Marsalis Center For Music Negras Quilombolas As Candaces Den of Muses

Pour Me Above the Oaks Jacob Ely and Anna Iosipiv Newcomb Dance Co. Tulane University Holding Chaos: Movement I Holding Chaos Kettye Voltz Tsunami Dance CAC

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House is Not a Home/ When Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 6 Jarrell Hamilton, Choreographer CAC

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Treo (3835 Tulane Ave.; www.treonola.com), a cocktail bar and small plates restaurant, opens in the redeveloping Tulane Avenue corridor this week. Treo is the brainchild of husband and wife Pauline and Stephen Patterson, owners of Finn McCool’s Irish Pub. (3701 Banks St., 504-486-9080; www. finnmccools.com). Chef James Cullen, formerly of St. Lawrence, Cafe Reconcile and

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A small plates restaurant from the team behind Gautreau’s By Scott Gold

Ivy is an intimate spot offering refined small plates by chef Sue Zemanick. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

tare, hand-chopped and garnished with a vibrant orange quail egg, is perfect. Some dishes come up short. The house ceviche is a combination of shrimp, squid, small scallops and avocado, and it arrived with a disappointing and unnecessary side of stale tortillas. Also, with delicately portioned plates ranging from $6 to $16, diners hunting for a big meal are in for an expensive night. For a place that seems to take pride in its cocktail menu, it’s refreshing to see a list dominated by classics rather than the often original concoctions with esoteric ingredients, infusions and syrups popular at many craft cocktail bars. There are outstanding Manhattans and solid Sazeracs and old fashioneds, but the French 75s are a bit steep at $16. But for tasty small plates in a warm space that calls for conversation, Ivy has you covered.

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fantastic steak and tuna tartare, snow crab claws; great service, beautiful decor

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middling ceviche with tortilla chips

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intimate and leisurely small plates dining

New York’s Pearl Oyster Bar, is developing the menu. “We’re going to have the same kind of hospitality and service that you’d get at Finn’s, but in a nonsmoking and more intimate environment with small plates and tapas-style food,” Cullen says. “There’s going to be a few items that draw upon the Irish influence — my family is Irish and Sicilian as well — and obviously our southern Louisiana roots.” Cullen says most plates will cost $8 to $10, and the selection will include charcuterie, pates, sausages and terrines. “We’re going to phase [the menu] in over a long period of time,” Cullen says. “We should have our full kitchen by Feb. 1. We’re going to start initially with the bar with some small bites, and hopefully by the beginning of February we’ll have the full menu.” The restaurant seats 45, and Cullen and the Pattersons expect to open an outdoor area in spring. Treo will host art exhibits and cooking classes. “We’re all hoping that it becomes not just a bar and restaurant, but also a community center,” Cullen says. “I’m going to be giving some of the classes, including things like knife skills and butchering classes.” — SCOTT GOLD PAGE 30

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hen a long-popular restaurant’s chef and owners decide it’s time to expand, the result is often quite telling about the team’s personality. For the minds behind Gautreau’s — husband and wife owners Patrick and Rebecca Singley — the result is Ivy, which occupies the spot that used to house Vizard’s. The Singleys and executive chef Sue Zemanick decided to focus on a less formal format. Ivy serves small plates, cocktails and wine intended to be lingered over. It’s clear on a first visit to Ivy that much thought has been put into its design. It’s elegant, but not gaudy. The building is festooned foundation to roof with ivy, making it look as though it grew there naturally over many years. The dining room glows with soft ochre light and features a couple of white leather-wrapped banquettes, a smattering of tables and a small bar. Dining at Ivy is a romantic affair, perfect for sharing courses leisurely over a couple of hours. The service is friendly and attentive, and there doesn’t seem to be any rush to turn over tables, which is welcome in a small restaurant. A list of roughly 20 items fills the restaurant’s menu, and all portions are modestly sized. Zemanick’s choices (at the hands of chef de cuisine Chris Gecewich) are well-conceived and executed, though they’re not particularly unfamiliar. Oysters on the half shell with Meyer lemon granita were refreshing, and creamy shrimp roll gougeres were a nice snack. Other dishes included tuna tartare, an overused menu staple in countless restaurants since the 1990s, but there’s little to complain about with the preparation here, which uses ginger and yuzu and is served with taro chips. Japanese flavors are obviously close to Zemanick’s heart, as they show up frequently on the menu. Small spheres of fried goat cheese with honey, pickled sultanas and pine nuts are good enough to cause a row over the last bite. Blistered shishito peppers with ginger, miso and sesame are excellent. Another crowd-pleaser is the plate of snow crab claws, served either chilled with drawn butter or warm with truffle butter. It’s a simple dish, and Ivy nails it. Similarly, the steak tar-

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The Whole Foods Market at 300 N. Broad St. will open with a preview party Saturday, Feb. 1, and an official opening day ceremony Feb. 4, says local company spokesperson Kristina Bradford. The project broke ground in May. The high-end grocery store is part of the larger ReFresh Project, organized by developers Broad Community Connections and L+M Development

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Partners, which converted the long-empty former Schwegmann’s market into a project including Whole Foods and locations for Liberty’s Kitchen, Tulane’s University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine and FirstLine Schools. Those businesses won’t open with Whole Foods on Feb. 4, Bradford says. The Whole Foods will include more 365 brand items than its other locations to fit the income of the neighborhood. Whole Foods recently opened in a developing area of Detroit, and a store is planned for Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The Broad Street location will feature local brands, including breads and pastries from Laurel Street Bakery. The preview party starts at noon Feb. 1. The opening ceremonies being at 8 a.m. Feb. 4. — JEANIE RIESS

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A new Mexican restaurant on Magazine Street planned by a former Commander’s Palace chef received initial approval from the City Planning Commission last week, as did a new reception hall by Joel Dondis, who owns Joel Catering and Special Events and the restaurant Grand Isle. The space at 1911 Magazine St. will be called Il Mercato. David Wright, who has cooked in New Orleans kitchens including Commander’s Palace and Jacques-Imo’s, had hoped to open Del Fuego Taqueria (4518 Magazine St.) in time for Mardi Gras, but construction delays mean it may be later in March, he says. Del Fuego will offer an assortment of tacos and burritos, but “we want to push it a little farther than that,” Wright says. He originally conceived of Del Fuego as a counter-service restaurant, but his 20 years in fine dining pushed him to do a sit-down restaurant. The commission granted his request to sell alcohol at the restaurant. Mexican beer and margaritas will be paired with more ambitious drinks influenced by Mexico, using fresh-squeezed fruit juices and an array of tequilas and mezcals. The decision still needs City Council approval, and Wright says he doesn’t know how long it will take to get the license. If the process takes several months, he may open without it, but he’ll time the opening with the liquor license if possible. “Mexican food is one of those cuisines you just think of pairing with alcohol,” Wright says. “Obviously, we’d prefer to open with it, so you can have the complete experience the first time you come in.” — ROBERT MORRIS | UPTOWN MESSENGER


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Beth Donner Donner-Peltier Distillers In business for just over a year, Donner-Peltier Distillers (www. dpdspirits.com) in Thibodaux crafts vodka, gin and several styles of rum from local ingredients. Beth Donner, co-founder and president, talked to Gambit about keeping Louisianians in fine spirits.

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How did you wind up buying a distillery in Thibodaux?

Donner: I never thought I’d be an owner of a distillery five years ago. I was a house mom, though I do have an MBA. But a few years ago, over cocktails on vacation, my husband Tom asked, “Why, in the middle of a sugar cane field in Thibodaux, is no one making rum?” So we went to a lot of classes and visited a lot of distilleries and the interest kind of spread from there. We wound up buying a 3,000-liter still, hiring an experienced distiller, making blueprints for the building and going through the process of getting all the state, federal and local permits that you need to operate this kind of business. It took about two and a half years before we were up and running. We initially thought about just being a rum distillery, but because I personally like vodka — and since there are more vodka drinkers than rum drinkers — we decided to expand into other spirits.

How do you use local ingredients?

What has been the local reaction?

D: It’s been really fun seeing it take off in New Orleans — seeing our products on the drink menus at local bars and restaurants. Lu (Brow) at the Swizzle Stick has been an awesome supporter, as well as Abigail (Gullo) at SoBou, Marvin (Allen) at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone and others. During Christmas at the Sazerac Bar, they made a hot buttered rum with the praline rum. It was really delicious. The Swizzle Stick is making a dirty rice martini. I’m prejudiced, but even if I wasn’t one of the owners of this distillery, that’s really my favorite drink, an Oryza martini. But Lu takes it to another level. She adds a little dehydrated celery, salt, bell pepper and cayenne and garnishes it with pickled okra, tomato, onion and andouille sausage. It’s a meal in itself. — SCOTT GOLD

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D: We distill our vodka, called Oryza, from rice that we get from Rayne, which makes for a very unique product. It has a creamy finish. The word “oryza” actually means rice in Latin. It’s a neutral spirit, but it does have a little bit of sweetness to it from the rice, which makes it a little different. We also craft a gin (also called Oryza) based on the vodka distillate that we add botanicals to. But to give it a local flair we add local cantaloupe and satsumas, as well as juniper, lavender, horse root, coriander and other flavors. For the first batch, we actually got the satsumas from my backyard. To make our rums, we get sugar from a mill that’s a mile and a half from the distillery. We don’t use any extracts — just raw molasses and raw sugar. For our praline-flavored spiced rum, Rougaroux 13 Pennies, we use cane syrup that’s made in Schriever. We toast pecans that we get in Alexandria, and then we use actual vanilla beans. The finished rum smells like a praline, and it’s not overly sweet, but it’s an 80 proof rum, and you taste the pecans on the back side — as unique and distinctive as a praline. With some spiced rums, you don’t really taste the alcohol, all you get is the sweetness. This is a rum where the rum flavor comes through as well as the natural flavors added.

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Collaboration is a trend among Louisiana breweries. NOLA Brewing (www.nolabrewing.com) has worked with Stone Brewing Co. (www.stonebrew.com) and New Belgium Brewing (www. newbelgium.com), Bayou Teche Brewing (www.bayoutechebrewing.com) has two international collaborations in the works and a local brewpub debuted the first brewpub-brewery collaboration in the state by brewing a beer with Athens, Ga.-based Terrapin Beer Co. (www.terrapinbeer.com). That beer was Matthew Horney introduced to the Louisiana market last week. brews beer at Old Rail Head brewer Matthew Horney worked at Brewing Company. Terrapin before heading up brewery operations at Old Rail Brewing Company and says the idea for collaboration arose when the Terrapin team visited Old Rail’s brewpub while finalizing arrangements for its distribution. “We discussed the Terrapin release date and thought it would be fun to do it as a celebration of our friendship as well as their introduction to the market,” Horney says. The beer will be a blood orange black IPA, incorporating local produce, which was an important element in planning the recipe, Horney says. They will use fresh orange zest in the brewing process. He chose the black IPA style because, Horney says, “I love roasted malts and bold flavors and Terrapin is big on hops, so it seemed like a good fit.” The beer’s release date has not been finalized but likely will be in mid-February. Terrapin released beers across town last week. On Jan. 13, The Avenue Pub added Terrapin’s flagship IPA Hopsecutioner, as well as Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout, Barrel-Aged Monk’s Revenge Belgian IPA, Rye Pale Ale and Wake ’N’ Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. The Bulldog in Mid-City introduced So Fresh & So Green, Green fresh hop IPA; and the Bulldog Uptown added Oaked Big Hoppy Monster. On Jan. 16, Terrapin was introduced at Ancora, The Midway, Wayfare and Freret Street Publiq House. After the rollout, only Hopsecutioner will be available to the market, for the time being. — NORA McGUNNIGLE Email Nora McGunnigle at nora@nolabeerblog.com

WINE of the week 2011 Chateau de la Metairie BORDEAUX, FRANCE RETAIL $10

Wine drinkers looking for an inexpensive red don’t usually start with bottlings from Bordeaux, but this red blend is an easy drinking, uncomplicated, inexpensive find, and its character stands up well against pricier wines. The grapes — a blend of 30 percent cabernet sauvignon, 40 percent merlot and 30 percent cabernet Franc — were sourced from vineyards in Seyrac Marie-Claude. The area generally produces heavier, more tannic wines, but the vineyards here produce softer, more fruit-forward styles with finesse. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and touched some wood before bottling. The merlot grape dominates and cabernet sauvignon and cabernet Franc add structure and complexity. In the glass, the wine offers aromas of red berries, a touch of spice and herbal nuances. On the palate, taste red currants, plum and cassis with soft tannins on the dry finish. Open 15 minutes before serving to aerate. Drink it with grilled meats, burgers, pizza, fried eggplant sticks, duck and sausage gumbo and truffled cheeses. Buy it at: Dorignac’s. — BRENDA MAITLAND Email Brenda Maitland at winediva1@bellsouth.net


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Hours vary Thursday-Saturday Another Broken Egg Cafe, 2917 Magazine St., (504) 301-2771 www.anotherbrokenegg.com Diners eat at no charge and donations are accepted for Cafe Reconcile, the nonprofit culinary training organization. Reservations are required; call for information.

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3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636 www.liletterestaurant.com The lunchtime burger features an Australian Wagyu beef and hanger steak patty topped with gremolata, sweet onion, roasted Roma tomatoes and arugula on a sesame Leidenheimer bun.

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Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are for New Orleans. Dollar signs represent the average cost of a dinner entree: $ — under $10; $$ — $11 to $20; $$$ — $21 or more. To update information in the Out 2 Eat listings, email willc@gambitweekly.com, fax 483-3116 or call Will Coviello at 483-3106. Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday.

AFRICAN Motherland Cafe — 1700 N. Galvez St., (504) 342-3996; www.facebook. com/motherlandcafe — This family restaurant serves Senegalese and Gambian food, and vegetarian dishes are available. Thiebou djenne is a fish and rice stew, and boulettes are fried balls of fish. There also are house-made ginger drinks and wonjo, made with hibiscus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Huh! A Restaurant & Bar — 3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 2292484; www.huhrestaurant.com — This restaurant serves salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees and sweet and savory crepes. The king cake crepes are available in plain and filled varieties topped with purple, green and gold icing and sugar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., and open Sundays during New Orleans Saints games. Credit cards. $$ Knuckleheads Eatery — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola. com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ O’Henry’s Food & Spirits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ Treasure Island Buffet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 4438000; www.treasurechestcasino.

com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL American Sports Saloon — 1200 Decatur St., (504) 522-2410 — This sports bar serves burgers made with house-ground patties, chicken wings, 12 beers on tap and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bayou Beer Garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 3029357 — 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. $ Down the Hatch — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www. downthehatchnola.com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Jigger’s Bar & Grill — 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555 — The sports bar serves sandwiches and bar noshing items. Half or full-round muffulettas are filled with Italian ham, Genoa salami, provolone cheese and house-made olive salad and served toasted. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn.com — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; www. therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Shamrock Bar & Grill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www.bookoobbq.com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet

chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ Hickory Prime BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; www.hickoryprimebbq.com — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Saucy’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar — 2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar. com — This burger specialist’s patty options include beef, bison, shrimp and veggie. The House burger is dressed with cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard and served with house-made chips. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Cheeseburger Eddie’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.mredsno. com — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines. com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads on Oak — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www. breadsonoak.com — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Cafe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com — The cafe serves the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www. cafenoma.com — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable


OUT to EAT salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 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. For breakfast, an omelet is filled with marinated mushrooms, bacon, spinach and goat cheese. Tuna salad or chicken salad avocado melts are topped with melted Monterey Jack and shredded Parmesan cheeses and served on a choice of bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $

CHINESE Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 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. $$ Jung’s Golden Dragon — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 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. $

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CREOLE Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 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. $$$ Cafe Gentilly — 5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www.facebook. com/cafegentilly —Crab cake Benedict is French bread topped with poached eggs, a hand-made crawfish sausage patty and hollandaise. Breakfast is available all day, and the creamed spinach, crawfish and Swiss cheese omelet can be served in a po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Ignatius Eatery — 3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242; www.ignatiuseatery.com — The menu includes classic Creole dishes such as red beans and rice, speckled trout meuniere and crawfish etouffee as well as sandwiches, salads and pasta. Crawfish Ignatius pasta features crawfish cream sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes, onion and bell peppers topped with grated Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www. neworleansairporthotel.com — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Ma Momma’s House — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; www. mamommashouse.com — Traditional home-style Creole dishes include red beans and rice, shrimp pasta, fried chicken, cornbread and more. Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com — Palace Cafe serves creative Creole dishes. Crabmeat cheesecake is topped with Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is served with Crystal buerre blanc. For dessert, there’s white chocolate bread pudding. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast

daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Saints & Sinners — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www. saintsandsinnersnola.com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com — Tableau’s updated Creole cuisine includes bacon-wrapped oysters en brochette served with roasted garlic butter and grilled Two Run Farm lamb chops served with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce. Balcony and courtyard dining available. Reservations resommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DELI Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 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. $ Mardi Gras Zone — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — The wine emporium’s dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with house-made boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Qwik Chek Deli & Catering — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRENCH Baie Rouge — 4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; www.baierougenola.com — Shrimp and risotto Milanese features jumbo shrimp cooked with lemon over saffron risotto served with hericots verts. Pig Dip features pork debris, caramelized onions and garlic aioli on French bread with a side of

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Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com — This sweet shop and serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Rue de la Course — 1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.facebook.comruedelacourse — The coffeeshop offers a selection of bagels (plain, sesame, everything, honey whole wheat or cinnamon-raisin) from Artz Bagelz. The Downtown sandwich includes turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and mayonnaise on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. The Lakeview features chicken or tuna salad dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a bagel and comes with a side. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $ Pinkberry — Citywide; 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. $

appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ One Restaurant & Lounge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www.one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes inlcuding char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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GOURMET TO GO Breaux Mart — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 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 Schiro’s Indian Cafe — 2483 Royal St., (504) 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., (504) 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, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available.

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ITALIAN Amici Restaurant & Bar — 3218 Magazine St., (504) 300-1250; www. amicinola.com — Amici serves coal-fired pizza and Italian dishes. The broccoli rabe salsica Italiana pie is topped with marinara, mozzarella, sauteed bitter Italian greens and Italian sausage. Pasta carbonara features pancetta and green peas in white sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines housemade angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Giovanni — 117 Decatur St., (504) 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. $$$ Maximo’s Italian Grill — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www. maximosgrill.com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like

the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com — The cafe serves rustic Italian fare. Pork bracciole features pork loin stuffed with cheese, currants and pignoli nuts that is braised slowly in tomato sauce and served over house-made pappardelle. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Mon. & Wed.-Fri., lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 8852984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE Asuka Sushi & Hibachi — 7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www. asukaneworleans.com — Asuka serves sushi and grilled items from the hibachi. The Shaggy Dog roll features tempura-fried shrimp, snow crab and avocado topped with crabstick and eel sauce and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola.com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Kyoto — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — 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. $$ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 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. $$


OUT to EAT Rock-N-Sake — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com — Rock-nSake 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. $$ Yuki Izakaya — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www.facebook.com/ yukiizakaya — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LATIN AMERICAN La Macarena Pupseria and Latin Cafe — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupsasneworleans.com — This cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. Spanish garlic shrimp is served with refried black beans, saffron rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Mon. Cash only. $$

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MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN Attiki Bar & Grill — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. Tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN Casa Borrega — 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.facebook. com/casaborrega — The barroom and cantina is decorated with folk art, and there’s seating in the back courtyard. Chicken enchiladas are served with mole, rice and beans. Pozole de puerco is Mexican hominy soup featuring pork in spicy red broth with radish, cabbage and avocado and tostadas on the side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Juan’s serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and more. Roasted pork tacos are topped with spicy slaw. Vegetarian Mardi Gras Indian tacos feature roasted corn, beans, cheese and spicy slaw on corn tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar & Restaurant — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurders.com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD Bombay Club — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com — This elegant French Quarter hideaway is styled like an English manor and is known for its martini menu. Louisiana crab and roasted Creole tomato fondue is finished with manchego cheese, scallions and grilled crostini. Reservations

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recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 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. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 3104999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Little Gem Saloon — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com — Little Gem offers creative contemporary and Creole dishes and live jazz. Louisiana black drum is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with spinach, black-eyed peas and sherry cream. Rabbit and cauliflower gratin is served with apple-cabbage preserves. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 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., (504) 2658855; www.siberianola.com — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and chicken fried steak served with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 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. No reservations. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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7 On Fulton — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com — New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ Manning’s — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan 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. $$$ Ralph’s On The Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Sainte Marie — 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www.saintemarienola.com — Barbecue jerk shrimp are served with coconut rice and mango chow chow. Sam’s Yak A Mein combines braised beef, chicken, shrimp, egg noodles and a soft-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tivoli & Lee —The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; www.tivoliandlee. com — The restaurant offers a modern take on Southern cuisine in a small plate format, with dishes ranging from andouille potato tots to fried oysters. The pied du cochon is served with braised Covey Rise Farms collard greens, bacon and pickled Anaheim peppers. Half a roasted chicken comes with dirty spaetzle, sweet tea glaze and greens. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Tomas Bistro — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes such as bouillabaisse New Orleans, filled with saffron shrimp, mussels, oysters, Gulf fish, crawfish and pesto aioli croutons. Crispy fried wild catfish is served over stone-ground grits with Cajun tasso. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Tommy’s Wine Bar — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 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. $$

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OUT to EAT 529-5825; www.luckyroosternola. com — The menu features a mix of Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Japanese dishes. Korean-style fried chicken is served with chili-garlic sauce and kimchi slaw. Lucky Rooster soup comes with five-spice chicken, wok-seared vegetables and crunchy wontons. The bar offers creative cocktails and house-made sodas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 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. $ Mellow Mushroom — 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8827 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom. com — The Holy Shiitake pie tops an olive oil and garlic brushed crust with shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions, mozzarella, montamore and Parmesan cheeses and black truffle oil. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com — Slice serves pizza by the pie or slice, plus salads, pasta and more. The Sportsman’s Paradise pie is topped with Gulf shrimp, andouille, corn, diced tomatoes and caramelized onions. Full bar available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Wit’s Inn — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — 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 Bear’s Poboys at Gennaros — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Killer Poboys — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ Magazine Po-Boy Shop — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sau-

sage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Wilma’s Cheesesteaks — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www. jugheadsneworleans.com — Wilma’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD Acme Oyster House — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. acmeoyster.com — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes char-grilled oysters, cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse. com — Bourbon House serves seafood dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish cooked with the skin on, oysters from the raw bar and more. Large picture windows offer views of Bourbon Street, and the bar is stocked with a large selection of bourbons. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Chad’s Bistro — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat is a bread loaf filled with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Galley Seafood Restaurant — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Grand Isle — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www. grandislerestaurant.com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and caramelized onions. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 8380022; www.mredsno.com — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. Lunch and dinner

Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STEAKHOUSE Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennansrestaurant. com — The house filet mignon is served atop creamed spinach with masa-fried oysters and Pontalba potatoes. Popular starters include the jumbo lump crabcake made with aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch Friday, dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH Mimi’s in the Marigny — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Hot and cold tapas dishes range from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Vega Tapas Cafe — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 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 Doson Noodle House —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlights the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ Pho Tau Bay Restaurant — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Rolls-N-Bowls — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.facebook.com/rolls-nbowlsnola — This casual Vietnamese eatery serves spring rolls, pho, rice and vermicelli bowls, banh mi, stir fry entrees and bubble tea. The vermicelli bowl features noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots; shrimp are optional. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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embraced wholeheartedly, and being hard-driving and politically gifted, she quickly ascended to positions of responsibility and power. “She admits her failure was her marriage and the way she failed to be with her children,” Moncre says. “She clearly labored to beget the state instead of her family.” In the 1930s, Meir became active internationally working toward the creation of a Jewish state. She played a crucial role as a liaison to Jewish communities in the United States. (Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion convinced her to change her name to Meir.) Her career in politics culminated in her election as prime minister in 1969, and she served until 1974. Her life story fascinated novelist and playwright William Gibson, who is best known for his work about another strong woman, Helen Keller. Gibson won the 1960 Tony Award for best play for The Miracle Worker (starring Anne Bancroft), which was later made into a popular movie. His first attempt to tell Meir’s story was Golda, a 1977 Broadway flop, also starring Bancroft. Meir died in 1978. Her story became the subject of several movies, and she was portrayed in movies by Ingrid Bergman, among others. Gibson later decided to rework his play into Golda’s Balcony, which debuted in 2003 and became one of Broadway’s longest-running one-woman shows. It was later made into a film starring Valerie Harper. The title refers to two vantage points, one on her personal life and another on her political leadership. Gibson skillfully interwove Meir’s personal history with her ideological and political life, which ultimately she preferred. Meir was referred to as “Iron Lady” long before England’s Margaret Thatcher. As Gibson portrays events, Meir carried the weight of the world

on her shoulders during the Yom Kippur War. Director Carl Walker and Clare Moncrief Having escaped the powork on Golda’s Balcony. groms and helped refuP H O T O B Y C H ER Y L G ER B ER gees from the Holocaust relocate to Israel after Golda’s Balcony World War II, she was JAN well acquainted with the 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. struggle for survival. But THRU Le Petit Theatre in her quest to gain aid FEB du Vieux Carre from the United States, she was on the same 616 St. Peter St. world stage as the Cold (504) 522-2081 War superpowers. Gibson balances Meir’s www.lepetittheatre.com personal life and the Tickets $30-$50 political crisis without making them appear equal, creating a compelling personal portrait of a world leader. But Meir’s life is remarkable for the way it reflects changes in the 20th century, especially for Jews and for women. “She’s within two to three years of my maternal grandmother, who is what you would call a real steel magnolia,” Moncrief says. “She was incredibly strong. I have photos of her at 14 in a Gibson Girl hat. But to think of someone coming up at that time — and (Meir) was an immigrant — to think of a woman at that time becoming a world leader. It’s stunning.”

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s managing director of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, its not surprising Clare Moncrief says she is comfortable with the Bard’s work, but in the onewoman show Golda’s Balcony at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, she’s playing a uniquely powerful woman: former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. “It’s not just a one-woman show,” Moncrief says. “It’s an opera. I have done Lady Macbeth, I’ve done Cleopatra, I’ve done everything. But this is something else. It’s the enormity of the emotional range and managing the emotional arc (in Golda’s Balcony). It’s nonstop. It’s like a train.” Golda’s Balcony is set during a crucial night of the October 1973 Yom Kippur War after Egypt and Syria invaded Israel and severely damaged its air force. Meir is battling surrounding nations, the Israeli cabinet and an intense negotiation for military aid with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the Nixon administration. Israel desperately needs more jet fighters. Between calls to Washington D.C. and Israeli leaders, she looks back on her life and how she came to the decisions she faces. “Throughout the whole piece, she is examining her motives,” Moncrief says. “‘Why did I do this? Why did I make this decision to kill people, to send boys out to die?’” Meir was born Golda Mabovitch in Kiev, Ukraine, and her family immigrated to the United States, but she always remembered her father protecting the family from pogroms, the violent persecution of Jews in the Russian empire. Meir grew up in Milwaukee, Wis., and though she was particularly bright, her parents thought she should marry instead of pursuing an education. Meir moved in with her sister in Denver, where she socialized with other young leftists and Zionists. There she met her future husband, Morris Meyerson, who was a sign painter, fellow intellectual and a man who loved literature. Meir’s parents preferred an older, wealthier Milwaukee man for her, but she married Meyerson. Meir was not satisfied with being a “parlor Zionist,” and she convinced her husband to move the family to a kibbutz in Palestine, where they raised their two children. Meir wasn’t entirely pleased with their handto-mouth lives there, but she loved the communalism of the kibbutz. “She was a dyed-in-the-wool socialist,” Moncrief says. “She adored the kibbutz and sharing everything and everyone being in on every decision.” The social and political structure of the kibbutzes fed into a much bigger goal. Meir was committed to the creation of the nation of Israel — a mission she

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TUESDAY 21 Apple Barrel — Corporate America, 10:30 Banks Street Bar — Po10Cee, 8 Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 7 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Yakiniku All-Stars, 10 Circle Bar — Betty White Tit Fuck, 10

The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 11 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Siberia — Paul Collins Beat, Parasite Diet, Jack of Heart, King Louie’s Loose Diamonds, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Rob Wagner Trio, 8 & 10 Tropical Isle Original — Way Too Early, 1

Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8

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Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Apple Barrel — Barbarella Blue, 5:30; Butch Trivette & The Roulettes, 10:30

Dragon’s Den — Divergent Rhythms feat. The Real Steven, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Todd Waits & The Pigpen, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Charlie Miller, 5

Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 8; Caesar Brothers, 10:30 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8 & 9 Cafe Negril — Gettin’ It, 7; Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30

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Neko Case with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down 8 p.m. Monday Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., (504) 272-0865; www.civicnola.com

Of all the wild creatures Neko Case has inhabited in her songs — the articulate tigers, confessional foxes, voracious lions and crowing magpies, not to mention the destructive love and wrathful neglect of Mother Earth — the most inhuman must be the humans. Case used to circle the mortal coil, reporting abstractly in detailed prose on the magically surreal and tragically real lives of others: “The most tender place in my heart is for strangers,” she declared on Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, and “Margaret vs. Pauline,” her picture of charmed obliviousness and pitiable envy that opens the album, paints a salty watercolor of cinnamon-wave hair and parking-lot eyes, its dividing line drawn in sharpened charcoal (“Two girls walk down the same street/ One left her sweater sitting on the train, the other lost three fingers at the cannery”). Middle Cyclone literalized her force-of-nature voice, anthologizing her spectrum of protagonists and antagonists in a cluster of becalming storms that funnel into “Marais la Nuit” (“Marsh at Night”), a half-hour of cricket chirps and frog croaks. The disturbances on her new LP, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Anti-), are inside her: Case lost her parents and grandmother after Middle Cyclone, and she’s both the subject and object of “Wild Creatures” — whose refrain “Hey little girl, would you like to be the king’s pet or the king?” grows into the sad realization “There’s no mother’s hands to quiet me” — and of time-and-place vocal showcase “Nearly Midnight, Honolulu,” a jarring, vulgar observation of parental abuse that spurs a passionate defense. She’s no less committed on lead single “Man,” a driving rocker that derides identity crises via a reassignment of gender roles: “If I’m dipshit drunk on the pink perfume/ I am the man in the f—king moon/ ’Cause you didn’t know what a man was until I showed you.” There’s no question who wears the pants now. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down opens. Tickets $30. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS PAGE 42

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30

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Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8; John Fohl, Johnny Sansone, 10 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

House of Blues — Badfish, Scorceses, 9 Irish House — Jon Roniger, 6

d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Leah Rucker, 9:30

Little Gem Saloon — Andre Bohren, 5

Hi-Ho Lounge — Plum Magnetic, 9

The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7

House of Blues — Jet Lounge, 11

Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich & Friends, 11

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — NOJO Jam, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox, 5 The Maison — Smoke ‘n Bones, 9 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Recovery Room Bar & Grill — Oscar & The Bluescats, 8:30 Roosevelt Hotel — Robin Barnes, 5:30 Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

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Gasa Gasa — Ben Jones, ImagineIAm, Shmu, 8

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — James Rivers Movement, 8

House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6

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Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30

Yuki Izakaya — Kanako Fuwa’s Moshi Moshi feat. Detroit Brooks, 8

THURSDAY 23 Apple Barrel — Mike Darby & Irene Sage, 10:30 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 8 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Neisha Ruffins, 7:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — George French Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Shinyribs, 8 Circle Bar — Killer Whale, Denton Hatchet, Woody Pines, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Jenna McSwain Trio, 9:30

Roosevelt Hotel — Ingrid Lucia, 5:30 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Kirk Duplantis Trio, 9 Siberia — Skeletonwitch, Barghest, Six Pack, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Phi DeGruy & Cloud Sharp 9, 8 & 10 Spice Bar & Grill — Stooges Brass Band, 9 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & The Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5; Luke Winslow-King, 7:30 Tipitina’s — Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns, 9 Vaughan’s — Corey Henry & The Treme Funktet, 9 Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Black Pearl, 11

FRIDAY 24 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Apple Barrel — Kenny Claiborne, 10:30 Banks Street Bar — Nick Name & The Valmonts, No Shows, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Roxy Roca, 9 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, 7; Stooges Brass Band, 11 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 9:30 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 9 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio, 7 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8

Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club — Debauche: Russian Mafia Band, 10 Castle Theatre — Gwen & The Old Man, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Paul Sanchez, 8; Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters, 9 Circle Bar — Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue, 10 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 7; Good Enough for Good Times, 10 DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Swing Cats Ball feat. Tom Hook & Wendell Btunious, 10 Gasa Gasa — Flow Tribe, Daria & The Hip Drops, 9 Golden Lantern — Nighthawk, 7 Howlin’ Wolf Music Club — Make Music NOLA Launch Party feat. T-Ray the Violinist, Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, Dave Anderson’s Funk Band, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Lucas Davenport, 5; Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns, 8 The Maison — The Billionaires, 7; Dysfunktional Bone, 10; Lagniappe Brass Band, 12 a.m. Maple Leaf Bar — New Orleans Suspects, 10:30 New Orleans Museum of Art — Daria & The Hip Drops, 5:30 Oak — Jon Roniger, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5 One Eyed Jacks — Peaches, Vice Cooler, 10 The Red Maple Restaurant — Riccardo Crespo, 8:30 Siberia — Cheap Time, Heavy Lids, Planchettes, King Louie’s One Man Band, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Astral Project, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 St. Roch Tavern — James Jordan & The Lonely Nights Band, 8 Three Muses — UpUp We Go, 11:30 a.m. Tipitina’s — Feufollet, Sweet Crude, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 Windsor Court Hotel (Cock-


MUSIC LISTINGS tail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5 Yuki Izakaya — Romin’ Jasmine, 8

SATURDAY 25 21st Amendment — Chance Bushman, Adam Arredondo, Russell Ramirez, Joseph Faison, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Apple Barrel — Ruby Moon, 5:30 Bayou Beer Garden — Rites of Passage, 9 Blue Nile — Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 11 Bombay Club — Ingrid Lucia, 9:30 Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 6 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8 & 9

Oak — Reed Alleman, 9 One Eyed Jacks — The Front Bottoms, You Blew It!, Donovan Wolfington, 9 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Siberia — Settly & The Disappointments, Rick Sinai Band, Stacks, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — W. Washington, D. Brooks, S. Masakowski, 8 & 10 Tipitina’s — John “Papa” Gros feat. Rob Mercurio, Brian Stoltz , Eric Bolivar & Guests, 10 Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Montegut, 11; Otto Orellana, 11

SUNDAY 26 Apple Barrel — Vic Shepard, 10:30 Atchafalaya — Jenn Howard, 1

Hill, David Perkins, Albinas Prizgintas, 5

MONDAY 27 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 8 BJ’s Lounge — King James & The Special Men, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & The Samurai, 8 Circle Bar — Hounds Below, 10 The Civic Theatre — Neko Case, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, 7 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Luke Winslow King, 7; Glen David Andrews, 10

Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & The Honeycreepers, 7

Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; To Be Continued Brass Band, 11

Dmac’s Bar & Grill — Danny Alexander, 8

Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8

Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot, 11 a.m.

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30

Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club — Grayson Capps & The Stumpknockers, 10

Circle Bar — Cockhunter, 10

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz, 10 Dragon’s Den — Uniquity feat. LG, Ryan Lee, Nino Purp, Ka$H Akbar, Jay Skillz, 10 Gasa Gasa — Lucius, You Won’t, 9 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Cody Blaine, 1 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Taylor Made, Future Leaders of the World, Nick Ray, Jaymz Talley, 9 Irish House — Gunns & Drums, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns, 7 The Maison — Ramblin’ Letters, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; The Essentials, 10; Street Legends, 12:30 a.m. Maple Leaf Bar — Cha Wa, 10:30

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Gasa Gasa — Magnetic Mondays feat. Magnetic Ear, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8; Loren Murrel, 9

d.b.a. — Lynn Drury, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8

DMac’s — Michael Pearce, 11 a.m; Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 6

The Maison — Chicken Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, 7

House of Blues — Big Freedia, 11

Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Lu & Charlie’s Revisited feat. Germain Bazzle, 8

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8

Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox, 10 a.m. The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Brad Walker, 7; Jesse Smith, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Indian Blue, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Pat Casey & The New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30 Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do-Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Trinity Episcopal Church — Rachel Van Voorhes, Donivan

The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Jazz Factory Night with the James Partridge Septet, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville & Friends, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & The Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & The Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6 Yuki Izakaya — Miki Fujii & Friends, 8

CLASSICAL/ CONCERTS

Kremlin Meets the Crescent City — NOCCA Riverfront (2800 Chartres St., 504-940-2787; www.nocca.com) — Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra battle Moscow’s Igor Butman Jazz Orchestra. Tickets $40. 8 p.m. Friday.

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Circle Bar — Richard Bates, 6:30; The Seymores, Lovey Dovies, Secret Passages, 10

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

Monday-Sunday 10am-6am erinrosebar.com

BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6

Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 4; Ron Hotstream, 7

Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8

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American Hustle (R) — A con artist (Christian Bale) and his sexy partner (Amy Adams) are forced to work for an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) who teaches them how to break up mob rings and crooked political posses. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) — The follow-up to the 2004 cult classic has kind-of-a-big-deal Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) delving into 24-hour news in New York. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell

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August: Osage County (R) — The film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ dark comedic play about a Midwestern patriarch who disappears stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Ewan McGregor. Canal Place, Elmwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Beyond All Boundaries (NR) — The museum screens a “4-D” film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. World War II Museum Dallas Buyers Club (R) — Based on true events, this movie tells the story of a Texas electrician (Matthew McConaughey) who, after being diagnosed with HIV, creates a buyers club where fellow HIV-positive people can buy alternative treatments. Chalmette, Elmwood Devil’s Due (R) — A newly married husband blames something sinister for his wife’s changes. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Frozen (PG) — A prophecy traps a kingdom in a never-ending winter in this animated Disney film. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Great White Shark 3D (NR) — Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX Her (R) — A lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with

his computer’s new operating system. Canal Place, Elmwood, Kenner, Prytania, Regal, Slidell, Westbank The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) — The second installment in The Hobbit has Bilbo and the dwarf party facing Smaug the dragon. Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) — Francis Lawrence directs the second movie in The Hunger Games series featuring Katniss and Peeta becoming targets of the Capitol following their hubbub-sparking victory. Elmwood, Kenner, Slidell, Westbank 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 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) — The Coen brothers’ film illustrates a week in the life of a 1960s Greenwich Village folk singer braving the winter. Elmwood Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13) — Young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) reveals a plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack in a film based upon characters from Tom Clancy novels. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank

The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) — The action film follows the Greek hero’s origin story of betrayal, love and exile. Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Lone Survivor (R) — Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster and Eric Bana star in Peter Berg’s action-thriller based on the true story of SEAL Team 10’s failed mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative in June 2005. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Nebraska (R) — In this blackand-white film, an elderly man believes he’s won a $1 million

REVIEW

A Touch of Sin

Hollywood may save its best movies for the holiday season, but each year’s top foreign films tend to arrive in New Orleans just after the new year has begun and movie awards season is in full swing. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, A Touch of Sin interweaves four stories drawn directly from international news reports to paint an epic portrait of life in China after 30 years of economic reform. Each story culminates in an act of extreme violence, allowing filmmaker Jia Zhangke (Still Life) A Touch of Sin THRU to illuminate the Western-style corruption and inequality that have taken 8 p.m. Tue.-Thu. JAN hold in his country. The film cuts so close to the bone, it has effectively Zeitgeist Multi-Discibeen banned by the Chinese government despite a scheduled November plinary Arts Center, 2013 release date in China. Though the stories are based on true events, Zhangke fictionalizes 1618 Oretha Castle each by imagining the personal details of his subjects to reveal the Haley Blvd., (504) 352human cost of China’s rise, which ranges from widespread prostitution 1150; www.zeitgeisto what amounts to indentured servitude in factories churning out goods tinc.net for the West. The violence is sudden and sometimes graphic, but it is not meant to be celebrated or enjoyed in the manner of American action movies. Shot on location in the four far-flung regions of China in which the events took place, and featuring a potent mix of seasoned actors and nonprofessionals found at each location, A Touch of Sin has the unmistakable ring of truth — and a sense of urgency that positively demands our attention. — KEN KORMAN

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magazine sweepstakes and forces his estranged son to drive from Missouri to Nebraska to claim it. Elmwood, Slidell, Westbank The Nut Job (PG) — A squirrel who was kicked out of his park stumbles upon a nut shop in this animated comedy. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Westbank Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R) — A young man who bears a unique mark is haunted. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood. Kenner, Slidell, Westbank Penguins 3D (NR) — A king penguin returns to his native land in the sub-Antarctic to find a mate. Entergy IMAX Ride Along (PG-13) — A cop (Ice Cube) makes his sister’s boyfriend (Kevin Hart) work a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta with him to see if he’s worthy of marrying her. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) — Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) struggles to get author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to agree to a film adaptation of her Mary Poppins novels. Elmwood, Ken-

ner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) — In the film adaptation of James Thurber’s short story, a magazine copy editor (Ben Stiller) imagines putting the moves on his colleague (Kristen Wiig) and living a great life as a means to escape reality. Elmwood, Kenner, Regal Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (PG-13) — The ballsy, buxom family matriarch visits a friend’s daughter out in the country for Christmas. Chalmette, Elmwood, Kenner, Slidell, Westbank The Wolf of Wall Street (R) — Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a wealthy but crooked stockbroker, in this 1990s-set Martin Scorsese film adaptation of Belfort’s autobiography. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank

OPENING FRIDAY I, Frankenstein (PG-13) — Frankenstein’s creation fights immortals. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Knights of Badassdom (R) — Cosplayers accidentally conjure

up a demon in this adventure-comedy. Chalmette That Awkward Moment (R) — Best friends (Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller) all are having trouble wth their girlfriends. Elmwood, Westbank

SPECIAL SCREENINGS After Tiller (NR) — The documentary explores third-trimester abortions following the assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Tulane’s Freeman OWI Shorts Film Fest (NR) — Propaganda shorts, cartoons and clips from full-length movies influenced by the Office of War Information are screened. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, World War II Musuem Peaches Does Herself (NR) — The electric rock opera follows Peaches’ journey to musical stardom. Peaches attends the screening. 10 p.m. Thursday, Prytania Rocky (PG) — A fairly unknown boxer gets to fight the heavyweight champ. The screening is BYOB. Midnight Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday, Prytania

The Selfish Giant (NR) — Clio Barnard retells an Oscar Wilde children’s story. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgiest Shampoo (R) — Hal Ashby’s romantic drama about hairdressers and politics stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn. 8 p.m. Thursday & Sunday, Canal Place The Sound of Music (NR) — A woman leaves a convent to become a famliy’s governess. The Saturday screening features kids’ activities. 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Prytania

A Touch of Sin (NR) — Violence and corruption in China is explored. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist

CALL FOR FILM Fourth Annual Loving Festival— The festival seeks short films about race, racism and the multiracial experience. Visit charitablefilmnetwork.submittable.com for details. Deadline April 13. The Theatres at Canal Place, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-2540; www.thetheatres. com; Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive,


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Chalmette, (504) 304-9992; www.chalmettemovies,com; AMC Clearview Palace 12, Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-1257; www.amctheatres. com; AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-2029; www. amctheatres.com; Entergy IMAX Theatre, 1 Canal St., (504) 581-4629; www.audubon-

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institute.org; The Grand 14 Kenner, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 229-4259; www.thegrandtheatre.com; The Grand 16 Slidell, 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 641-1889; www.thegrandtheatre.com; Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 8912787; www.theprytania.com; Regal Covington Stadium 14, 69348 Hwy. 21, Covington,

(985) 871-7787; www.regmovies. com; Tulane University’s Freeman Auditorium, 202 Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 865-5327; www.tulane.edu; AMC Westbank Palace 16, 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 263-2298; www.amctheatres. com; Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

For more info call: (504) 523-1465 or visit: www.artscouncilofneworleans.org

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Breakdown It’s a good thing Belgian-made The Broken Circle Breakdown became one of five nom7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. inees last week for the Foreign Language & Tue.-Thu.; Film Oscar, because it otherwise might 9:30 p.m. Mon. not have earned the stateside attention it Zeitgeist Multi-Discideserves. The film begins with a 6-year-old plinary Arts Center, girl fighting cancer before using flashback to tell a raw and emotional tale of her parents’ 1618 Oretha Castle tumultuous romance, family strife and the Haley Blvd., (504) 352unlikely success of their American-style 1150; www.zeitgeisbluegrass band in Belgium. It has to be tinc.net called melodrama, a term known to send even the most open-minded cinephiles running for cover. Belgian director Felix van Groeningen has expressed his own misgivings about tackling the treacherous genre, but his film possesses the kind of substance that makes labels — and plot summaries — irrelevant. The Broken Circle Breakdown has a lot on its mind. The tragedy at the story’s center may elicit some tears, but it’s mostly an excuse to explore existential dilemmas and the universal mysteries of love. The flashback-based narrative structure gives way to something more fluid as van Groeningen moves back and forth in time, juxtaposing key scenes from different eras to great effect. Much like Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, the film relies on the honesty and authenticity of American roots music, using it as both a storytelling device and a wellspring of emotion. The film hits a few false notes along the way and nearly falls apart thanks to a misplaced onstage political rant but manages to stay true to its own eccentric vision. — KEN KORMAN

A vibrant market featuring fine art and craa, delicious food and accvices for kids 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Palmer Park, at the corner of S. Carrollton & S. Claiborne Aves.

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Coup D’oeil Art Consortium. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Hillary by the Numbers,” paintings by Sarah Ferguson, interactive opening event 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

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(504) 286-2600; www.benfranklinhighschool.org — “The Franklin Collection: Volume 2,” alumni mixed media exhibition, through January.

GALLERIES

Boyd | Satellite. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www.boydsatellitegallery.com — “megalomania two,” group exhibition commemorating the gallery’s first anniversary, through Jan. 29.

A Gallery For Fine Photography. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Photographs and photo books from all eras by various photographers, ongoing.

Byrdie’s Gallery. 2422 St. Claude Ave., (504) 6566794; www.byrdiesgallery.com — “Drawing From the Inside,” drawings by Raven Creature, through Feb. 4.

Academy Gallery. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111; www. noafa.com — “New Year, New Work,” group invitational art show featuring Michael Deas, Walt Handelsman and BIlly Myers, through Feb. 14.

Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary.com — “Beneath the Shades,” pencil and gouache on paper by Norah Lovell, through Jan. 28.

Alex Beard Studio. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; www.alexbeardstudio.com — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, ongoing. Anton Haardt Gallery. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; www.antonart.com — “Deep Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing. Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; www.ariodantegallery.com — Contemporary craft exhibition by Georgia Polkey, Arlyn Jimenez, Jessica Steen, Hopella Designs and Rita Coenson, through January. Arthur Roger Gallery. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “Viscous Resin Extruding From the Trunk,” art by Holton Rower, through Feb. 15. Barrister’s Gallery. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www. barristersgallery.com — “How are Things?” art by Jen Maloney; “Southern Settings,” art by Keith Duncan; both through Feb. 1. Beneito’s Art. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. Benjamin Franklin High School. 2001 Leon C. Simon Drive,

Catalyst Gallery of Art. 5207 Magazine St., (504) 220-7756; www.catalystgalleryofart. com — Group exhibition of New Orleans-inspired art, ongoing. Chester Allen’s Oasis of Energy. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 292-8365; www.chesterallen-oasisofenergy.tumblr.com — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing. Cole Pratt Gallery. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; www. coleprattgallery.com — “A Collection of Works,” art by Andrew Bucci, through Saturday. Courtyard Gallery. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing. com — New Orleans-themed reclaimed wood carvings by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. Du Mois Gallery. 4609 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; www. dumoisgallery.com — “as we go up we go down,” oil painting on panel by Jeremy Willis, through Wednesday. The Foundation Gallery. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola. com — “Tips: An Insider’s Look at Bourbon Street,” PhotoNOLA exhibition by Kara Khan benefiting Cafe Reconcile, through Feb. 1. Freret Clay Center. 2525 Jena St., (504) 919-8050; www.freretclaycenter.com — “The Human Condition,” metal

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Butt Joints: Large-scale sculpture and paintings by Momo May, Suite 105, 2839 N. Robertson St. (504) 316-3474 www.themayspace.com

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Drawing From the Inside: Drawings by Raven Creature Byrdie’s, 2422 St. Claude Ave. (504) 656-6794 www.byrdiesgallery.com

Welcome to NoRo. That’s short for North Robertson Street, where May Gallery is located in a fortresslike former brewery next to an overpass. An industrial frontier of warehouses and train tracks, NoRo should be the area’s moniker if it gets trendy. The bunkerlike gallery is well-suited to Momo’s super-graphic style of environmental art. One of a new breed of locally based global artists and curators, Momo seems to be perpetually in orbit, graphically modifying building facades across Europe and the Americas, yet his designs are a far cry from graffiti, instead suggesting deco or constructivist abstraction updated with pop flourishes and saturated electric colors. Much of this show is made up of Momo’s extensive sculptural modification of the May interior itself (pictured). The title, Butt Joints, is a carpentry term for the simplest construction method, but what we see is a complex hallucinatory maze where formerly static floors and walls come alive with colorfully pulsating forms that evoke pop art pyramids, clouds or skateboard ramps, accompanied by his nearby paintings and drawings. The May space also includes a residency that recently hosted several, mostly European, artists, complementing the locals ensconced in their own studios elsewhere in the building. Like the DuMois Gallery on Freret Street, which recently expanded to larger quarters now shared by the office of the website Uptown Messenger, May constitutes an aesthetic enclave that sets a new tone for a neighborhood in transition. Such spaces take this city’s burgeoning experimental and emerging artist scene, formerly dominated by cafes, to a new level. Even so, the latter can still surprise, as we see in the graphite portraits of hipster heroes inlcuding William Burroughs and Philip K. Dick by Raven Creature at Byrdie’s. Rendered with remarkable presence in a hyper-realist style, this is one of the most intriguing shows currently at a St. Claude art space. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

rusts, wood rots’ collage, ceramic tiles and vessels by Barbie L’Hoste and Bill Darrow, o  ngoing.

— “Holiday Open House,” mixed media group exhibition, through Feb. 2.

Gallery Burguieres. 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; www.galleryburguieres.com — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing.

Good Children Gallery. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. goodchildrengallery.com — “The Winter of Our Discontent,” art by Daphne Loney; “Nothing Personal,” art by Gabriel Alexander; both through Feb. 2.

The Garden District Gallery. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com

Graphite Galleries. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; www.graphitenola.com — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing. Hall-Barnett Gallery. 237 Chartres St., (504) 522-5657; www.hallbarnett.com — “Fine Photography: Featuring Wanda Boudreaux and Timothy Pakron,” PhotoNOLA exhibit curated by Edward Hebert, through January.

J & S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 952-9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing. Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “En Plein Air,” landscapes from Lake Pontchartrain in oil by Louis O. Morales, through January.


ART LISTINGS Quilt Exhibition at Smith Library,” quilts made by Lakeview  Sheperd Center seniors, through January.

manyart.org — “Icons: Personal Visions,” mixed media group exhibition about religious and secular icons, through Saturday.

Kurt E. Schon. 510 St. Louis St., (504) 524-5462; www.kurteschonltd.com — 19th century French salon romantic paintings, through February.

Newcomb Art Gallery. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” largest presentation of Newcomb arts and crafts in nearly 30 years, through March 9.

Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Punditry,” paintings of media personalities by Cynthia Scott, through Feb. 2.

La Madama Bazarre. 1007 St. Mary St., (504) 236-5076; www. lamadamabazarre.com — Group exhibition celebrating the whimsical and weird side of Louisiana, ongoing.

Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — Oil on canvas and watercolor on paper by Alex Hernandez Duenas and Karlos Perez, through Saturday.

Lemieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www. lemieuxgalleries.com — “Nine Years Later,” paintings and drawings by John Clemmer, through Feb. 22.

Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., Second floor, (504) 523-7945; www. rhinocrafts.com — Contemporary crafts by Sean Dixson, Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning, Nellrea Simpson and others, ongoing.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com — “Regarding the Incidence of Purpose,” memorial retrospective of Sandy Chism’s art, curated by Matthew Weldon Showman, through Feb. 7.

Lisa Victoria Gallery. 616 Royal St., (504) 315-0850; www.lisavictoriagallery.com — Mixed media group exhibition, ongoing. M. Francis Gallery. 1938 Burgundy St., (504) 931-1915; www. mfrancisgallery.com — Acrylic on canvas by Myesha, ongoing. May Gallery and Residency. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; www.themayspace.com — “Butt Joints,” large-scale sculpture and painting exhibition by MOMO, through Saturday.

Morrison. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; www.morrisonsculpture.com — Sculpture and drawings by Thomas Randolph Morrison, ongoing. New Orleans Public Library, Robert E. Smith Branch. 6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 596-2638; www.nutrias.org — “Winter

Second Story Gallery. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www.thesecondstorygallery.com — “Traverser,” artwork by Karen Abboud, Maureen Krail and Belinda Tanno, through Feb. 1. Sheila Phipps Studio & Gallery. 8237 Oak St., (504) 596-6031 — Oil and acrylic portraits and abstracts, ongoing. Sibley Gallery. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182; www.sibleygallery.com — “Materia Humana,” paintings by Juan Francisco Adaro, through January. St. Tammany Art Association. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttam-

Ten Gallery. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414; www.facebook. com/NOLAartsalon — “Amid the Strikes,” paintings by Peter Barnitz, through Sunday. Three Rivers Gallery. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 892-2811; www. threeriversgallery.com — “Tonal Expressions,” group exhibition of paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures and jewelry, through Feb. 4. Tulane University, Carroll Gallery. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2228; www.carrollgallery.tulane.edu — “A Tribute to Sandy Chism,” art exhibition by friends, colleagues, students and mentors of Sandy Chism, through January. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; www.finearts.uno.edu — “Keep it Up,” thesis exhibition by Vanessa Centeno; “Chubby Crimson Bottoms,” thesis exhibition by Peter Hoffman; both through Feb. 2. Whisnant Galleries. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-9766; www.whisnantgalleries.com — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing.

Bonjour Lingerie. 4214 Magazine St., (504) 309-8014; www. facebook.com/bonjournola — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. The Country Club. 634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com — “All Amzie All the Time,” group exhibition of art celebrating Amzie Adams, ongoing. The Exchange Center. 935 Gravier St., (504) 523-1465; www.artscouncilofneworleans. org — “Art Gumbo,” group exhibition from Louisiana artists, through Feb. 12. Hey! Cafe. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz — Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes magazine, ongoing. La Divina Gelateria. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing. Old Florida Project. between Florida Avenue, Mazant Street, Gallier Street and North Dorgenois Street — #ProjectBe features tributes, remembrances and social statements spray painted in the long blighted Florida project by local artist and Gambit 40 Under 40 honoree Brandan “B-Mike” Odums, ongoing. Top Drawer Antiques. 4310 Magazine St., (504) 897-1004; www. topdrawerantiques.net — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

MUSEUMS Ashe Cultural Arts Center. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Art Exhibit,” art by professionals and students about the civil rights hero; “The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the

Present,” National Museum of Mexican Art pieces about the contributions of Africans to Mexican culture; both through February. Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Cinema Reset,” video group exhibition, through Feb. 2. “SubMERGE,” art by Lee Deigaard, through Feb. 20. Gallier House Museum. 1132 Royal St., (504) 525-5661; www. hgghh.org — “Amazing Croatia,” photography by Marko Vrdoljak, through Feb. 24. Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 5234662; www.hnoc.org — “Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War,” collection of items conveying New Orleanians’ feelings during the Civil War, through March 9. “Civil War Battlefields and National Parks,” photography by A. J. Meek, through April 5. Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Simply Silver,” exhibition of three centuries of silver, through April. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20th century medical equipment, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival Tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls, and other black women’s Carnival groups, through January. “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. Madame John’s Legacy. 632 Dumaine St., (504)

568-6968; www.crt.state.la.us — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. National World War II Museum. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “We Can...We Will...We Must!,” allied propaganda posters of WWII, through Feb. 16. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. noma.org — “Cities of Ys,” art by Camille Henrot, through Feb. 23. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — Works by Walter Inglis Anderson from the museum’s permanent collection; an exhibition of southern regionalists from the museum’s permanent collection; paintings by Will Henry Stevens; all ongoing. Old U.S. Mint. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www. crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/usmint — “Visions of Excellence,” group exhibition of award-winning photojournalism from around the world, through February. The Saratoga. 212 Loyola Ave.; www.moviehousenola.com — “Moviehouse NOLA,” multimedia exhibition about historic New Orleans movie theaters, through Feb. 9. Southeastern Architectural Archive. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; seaa.tulane. edu — “Bellocq & Beyond,” architectural photography collection exhibit, through Feb. 20. Williams Research Center. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Daguerreotypes to Digital: A Presentation of Photographic Processes,” historical exhibition of photography from 1840 to present, through March 29.

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Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; www.michalopoulos.com — “Down and Dirty,” paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

Scott Edwards Photography Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; www.scottedwardsgallery.com — “Da Parish: A Journey Through St. Bernard Parish,” photography by Fridgeir Helgason, through April 5.

Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; www.stellajonesgallery.com — “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative group art exhibition; “Trailblazers: 20th Century Works on Paper,” radical art by black artists; both through January.

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6 x 6. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — Six local writers present six original plays. Admission $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Golda’s Balcony. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., (504) 5222081; www.lepetittheatre.com — The show tells the story of Golda Meir (Clare Moncrief) going from poor Russian girl, to school teacher in America to Israel’s fourth Prime Minister. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., (504) 528-9569; www.thejoytheater.com — Spud McConnell plays Huey P. Long, telling stories about his life and assassination and commenting from beyond the grave on current events. Tickets start at $27. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. La Concierge Solitaire. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., (504) 218-0055; www.elmtheatre. org — Matthew Morris and Andrew Farrier of St. Francisville Transitory Theatre present Cecile Monteyne in a one-woman comedic drama about a concierge alone in a hotel lobby. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. A Moon for the Misbegotten. Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., (504) 595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com — Eugene O’Neill’s play follows an Irish dad (Tony Bentley) playing matchmaker. Admission $15. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Under the Boardwalk. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www. rivertowntheaters.com — The musical revue celebrates doo-wop, Motown, The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys and similar artists and sounds. Tickets $38.50. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Tolteca, 301 N. Peters St., (504) 267-4406; www.facebook.com/ tikitolteca — GoGo McGregor hosts a free burlesque show. 9 p.m. Wednesday. Bits & Jiggles. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. Broadway @ NOCCA: Sutton Foster. NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca.com — The musical actress performs and answers questions. Seth Rudetsky hosts and accompanies on piano. Tickets start at $50. 7 p.m. Monday. Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www.sonesta.com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. Cirque D’licious. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net — Ginger Licious presents Trixie Minx, Eric Odditorium, Scarlett Rose, Acrodisiac and Dante performing burlesque, magic and circus acts. Dr. Sick hosts. General admission $10, VIP $15. 10 p.m. Thursday. James Van Praagh. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., (504) 533-6600; www. harrahsneworleans.com — The medium does work on the audience. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m. Saturday, Olde City Sideshow. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — Vaudeville, burlesque and sideshows are combined, and fire eating, glass walking, comedy and magic are featured. Admission $8. 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Queens of King: A Tribute to Carole King. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com — Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush, accompanied by Natalie True, perform songs Carole King wrote for herself

and for other musicians. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The Victory Belles: Spirit of America. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen.org — The Victory Belles perform patriotic tunes from the American canon and from the songbooks of George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. Cuisine from Chef John Besh’s American Sector is provided. Brunch show $55. 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

AUDITIONS Crescent City Sound Chorus. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, third floor, (504) 616-6066; www.dcc.edu — The Crescent City Sound Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, holds auditions for its chorale. For details, visit www.crescentcitysound.com. 7 p.m. Monday.

DANCE Diavolo Dance Theatre. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; www. mahaliajacksontheater.com — New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents a show that combines dance with risky stunts. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra accompanies during the finale. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. Saturday.

OPERA The Magic Flute. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 8652074; www.montage.loyno.edu — When an evil wizard kidnaps the queen’s daughter, the prince, armed with his magic flute, sets out to rescue her in this Mozart work. General $25, VIP $40. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

COMEDY Allstar Comedy Revue. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com — Leon Blanda hosts the standup comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. Chasing Ballerinas. Tulane University, Lupin Theatre, 16 Newcomb Place, (504) 865-5106; www.tulane.edu — Quinn Marcus performs her monologue about coming out as gay in the south. Admission sliding scale. 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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Comedy Catastrophe. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; www. lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the free showcase. 9 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Sportz. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday. Give ’Em The Light Open-Mic. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday. Jeff Dunham. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 5873663; www.neworleansarena. com — The comedic puppeteer performs. Tickets $60. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Jonah & Kevin, Yeah. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — Jonah and Kevin perform stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Admission $5. 9:30 p.m. Friday. Lights Up. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www.tnmcomedy. com — The theater showcases new improv troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic & Showcase. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www.hiholounge. net — Andrew Polk hosts the open-mic series that features a booked showcase. Free admission. 8 p.m. sign-up, 9 p.m. show. Sunday. Ray Nagin: The Going Away Party. Columns Hotel, 3811 St.

Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com — Philip Melancon and Chris Champagne blend music and political satire in a show about the Ray Nagin administration. Admission $15. 6 p.m. Sunday. Sketchy Characters. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — The Sketchy Characters perform sketch comedy. Visit www. sketchycharacters.net for details. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Think You’re Funny? Comedy Showcase. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Colin Quinn issued a disclaimer to the crowd at the Joy Theater at the beginning of his show Unconstitutional: “You’re New Orleans,” he said in his punchy New York timbre. “You’re not even part of this country.” In his 90-minute show based on his reading of the U.S. Constitution, Quinn argued that the country is about to break up, but New Orleans is left out of that conversation entirely, “because you guys really don’t give a shit.” In the touring version of his off-Broadway show, the former Saturday Night Live cast member revealed a sizable knowledge of American history and analyzed the downfall of the American dream, sometimes like a goofy high school history teacher who swears a lot. The production involves more staging than a standup show, and the text of various constitutional amendments was projected on both sides of the stage. Quinn drew on fragments of the country’s founding document to hint at the nation’s eventual demise. The American dream, he said, is like a yogurt shop, where everyone can order their soft serve any way they want it, perfectly customized to their tastes. But it’s impossible for everyone to be happy, and as a result of thinking we can solve every problem, we’re broke and we hate each other. Quinn offered an engaging analysis of some of the country’s biggest problems and had a lot of folks laughing. In one such moment, he touched on the disappearing need for the press, given the Internet’s ability to turn anyone with a popular Twitter account into the press. “It’s like if Eric Clapton showed up to play and everyone in the audience had a guitar,” he said. While history gave way to funny jabs at American icons from Ben Franklin to the Kardashians, other parts of the show were plodding, such as a lengthy run-through of the physical appearance of nearly every single American president. The vision of a bunch of drunk founding fathers got a lot of laughs, especially when Quinn took an antique-looking, tea-stained Constitution off the desk at center stage and mumbled, “I said a lot of shit I shouldn’t have said last night.” — JEANIE RIESS

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Crescent City Farmers Market. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. Visit www. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Eatmoor in Broadmoor. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www. nutrias.org — My House NOLA, in partnership with the Broadmoor Improvement Association, presents a gathering of food trucks. Visit www.myhousenola.com for details on participating vendors. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Figure Drawing Class. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; www.forstallartsupply.com — Call to register for the figure drawing class. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s All About the Music BIke Ride. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy free live music. More information is available at www.facebook.com/groups/ nolasocialride. 6 p.m. Reggae Night. The Other Place, 1224 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 943-7502 — DJ Kush Master spins reggae, there’s food from Coco Hut and there are cultural vendors. Free admission. 8 p.m. Toddler Time. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.

org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m. WYES Wine and Coffee Pairing Dinners. Chefs at restaurants in New Orleans, on the Northshore and in Baton Rouge create multi-course dinners using Community Coffee in at least one of their dishes. Bus service is available for an additional $10 per person, and a portion of the proceeds benefits WYES. Visit www.wyes.org for menus and reservation instructions. Dinner $85, including tax and tip. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 22 Artspeak: Concepts in Human Experience. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno.org — Artists and art critics discuss art. 7 p.m. Barbershop Meetings. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion of entrepreneurship, family, love, dreams and more. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Basic Drawing with Reachel Mayeur. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; www.forstallartsupply.com — Artist Reachel Mayeur teaches a six-week series of basic drawing classes. Supplies are included in registration fee. Call to register. Captain “Doc” Hawley’s Riverboat Discussion. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. la.us — The riverboat captain talks about his 60 years at sea, beginning when he was a calliope player and popcorn popper. 7 p.m. Covington Farmers Market. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced

Turn the Page Literacy Campaign Kickoff. Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., (504) 529-7323; www.nutrias.org — Wendell Pierce, Irvin Mayfield, Trombone Shorty and others try to break the Guinness World Record for largest reading lesson with more than 500 local elementary students. Visit www.letsturnthepage.com for details. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Women, Wine and Wealth. Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6360; www. pearlwineco.com — FestiGals and the Pastor Retirement Planning Group of Raymond James, Inc. present a combination wine tasting and financial health workshop. Admission $10. 6 pm. to 8 p.m.

THURSDAY 23 Art on the Rocks at W New Orleans. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444; www.wneworleans.com — Artists in residence showcase and sometimes demonstrate their work and there’s a DJ, drink specials and giveaways of lodging at W Hotels across the country. Visit www.wneworleans.com/artontherocks for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Business Plan Writing Series. Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 364-2660; www.jplibrary.net — Operation Hope hosts a series of free 90-minute classes about different aspects of creating business plans. The series culminates with a graduation. 7 p.m. Coalition United Against the Middle Belt. Lafayette School, 2727 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8370 — The organization hosts a meeting to discuss the potential rerouting of Metairie trains through Mid-City, which could affect health and transportation. Visit www. wewontberailroaded.com for details. 6:30 p.m. Marketplace at Armstrong Park. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www.icdnola.

org for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. NOLA TimeBanking, DyverseCity Etsy Training. DyverseCity, 3932 Fourth St., (504) 439-4530 — Attendees can set up TimeBank accounts, learn how to run Etsy shops or get computer coaching. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3431 — Group members help each other utilize the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. For details, contact Sarah at (504) 458-9965. 7 p.m. Sistahs Making a Change. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — Women of all levels of expertise are invited to dance, discuss and dine together at this health-centered event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 24 67th Annual Shrine Circus. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., (504) 280-7171; www.arena. uno.edu — Shriners Hospital for Children hosts its annual circus benefit. Tickets start at $9. 7:30 p.m.. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Friday Nights at NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — The four-part weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demo. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Introduction to Landscape Photography. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — John Pickles hosts a workshop on photographing nature. Registration $30. Noon to 4 p.m. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. — Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 25 Acrylic Painting. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; www.forstallartsupply.com — Artist Charisse Celino teaches a six-week series of acrylic painting classes. Supplies are included in registration fee. Call to register. Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues — The Arts Council of New Orleans’ market features local and

handmade goods, food, children’s activities and live music. Visit www.artscouncilofneworleans.org for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crescent City Farmers Market. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. 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, (504) 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. Grow Dat Farm Stand. Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; www.growdatyouthfarm.org — Grow Dat Youth Farm sells its produce. 9 a.m. to noon. Home Front, Battlefront: Louisiana in the Civil War. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com — The symposium features presentations on Civil War-related topics including photography and women’s experiences. Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus’s Set Your Phasers to Stunning Sci-Fi Fashion Show. Howlin’ Wolf Music Club, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com — The combination fashion show, costume contest and talent competition features many prizes. Visit www.chewbacchus.org for details. Admission $10. 8 p.m. Intro to Painting. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; www.forstallartsupply.com — Artist Charisse Celino teaches a six-week series of basic painting classes. Supplies are included in the registration fee. Call to register. Monster Jam. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., (504) 587-3663; www.superdome.com — Monster Jam trucks include Grave Digger, Spider-Man, Max-D, El Toro Loco, Captain America, Barbarian, Instigator, Shock Therapy,Ground Pounder, Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, King Krunch and Nitro Hornet. The Party in the Pits is $10 and lets fans meet the drivers and see the trucks

up close from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets start at $10. 7 p.m. Renaissance Marketplace of New Orleans East. 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. St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, (504) 355-4442; www.visitstbernard.com — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. StoryQuest. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — Authors, actors and artists read children’s books and send kids on an art quest through the museum afterward. 11:30 a.m. Virtual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., (504) 899-1378; www. goodsheperdparishnola.com — There will be Eucharistic blessing, recitation of the Dominican rosary, presence of a rock from the sacred grotto, distribution of water from Lourdes and plenary indulgence. 5:30 p.m. Winter Bird Count. Jean Lafitte National Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 589-3882; www.nps.gov/jela — Guests identify and count birds with park staff and volunteers. Sign up at (504) 689-3690 ext. 10 by Friday to participate. 7 a.m. to noon. Pilates. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — The museum holds Pilates classes. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY 26 Irish Family Day. Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., (504) 595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com — Adults and kids celebrate Irish culture. 1 p.m. Swing Dance Lesson With Amy & Chance. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731; www. dbabars.com/dbano — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m. Tipitina’s Foundation’s Sunday Youth Music Workshop. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www.tipitinas.


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MONDAY 27 Great Decisions: Game-Changing Defense Technologies. Mintz Center for Jewish Life/ Tulane Hillel House, 912 Broadway St., (504) 866-7060; www. tulanehillel.org — The World Affairs Council of New Orleans hosts a discussion on new defense technologies including robotic planes, cyber weapons, 3-D printing and human enhancement. 6 p.m. Sistahs Making a Change. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — Women of all levels of expertise are invited to dance, discuss and dine together at this health-centered event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 6584100; www.noma.org — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 6 p.m.

SPORTS Pelicans. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Sacramento Kings. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Pelicans. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Orlando Magic. 5 p.m. Sunday.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (504) 833-4024; www.cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient

Another Life Foundation Volunteers. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. 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. Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 309-7304; www.bbbssela.org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. Bilingual Evacuteers. Puentes New Orleans and Evacuteer seek bilingual volunteers to assist the Spanish-speaking population with mandatory evacuations in New Orleans during hurricane season. Email Luis Behrhorst at luis@ puentesno.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 (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details.

Each One Save One. Greater New Orleans’ largest oneon-one mentoring program seeks volunteer mentors. Visit www.eachonesaveone.org for details. Edgar Degas Foundation. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email info@degashouse.com for details. Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run seeks running buddies, assistant coaches, committee members and race day volunteers. Email info@gotrnola. org to register. Visit www. gotrnola.org for details about the program. Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing.org for information. Green Light New Orleans. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Call (504) 324-2429 or email green@ greenlightneworleans.org to apply. Visit www.greenlightneworleans.org for details. HandsOn New Orleans. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email volunteer@ handsonneworleans.org or visit www.handsonneworleans.org for details. Hospice Volunteers. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Carla Fisher at (504) 832-8111 for details.

Crescent City Farmers Market. CCFM and marketumbrella.org seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella.org for details.

Iron Rail. The book collective seeks volunteers to host shows and other events, help catalog the library, host free movie nights, organize benefits and other duties. Email ironrailbookcollective@gmail. com or visit www.ironrail.org for details.

Dress for Success New Orleans. The professional women’s shop seeks volunteers to assist clients with shopping, manage inventory and share expertise. Call (504) 891-4337 or email neworleans@dressforsuccess.org to register.

Jackson Barracks Museum Volunteers. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at (504)

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Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. The association’s green space committee needs volunteers for the adopt-ablock program to pick up trash or trim trees. Sign up with Russ Barranco at (504) 4829598 or rpbarranco@cox.net.

Senior Companion Volunteers. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; www. nocoa.org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently.

Louisiana SPCA Volunteers. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Visit www.la-spca.org/volunteer to sign up.

Start the Adventure in Reading. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email elizabeth@stairnola.org or visit www.stairnola.org for details.

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. Meal Delivery Volunteers. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. National World War II Museum. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; www.nationalww2museum.org — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@nationalww2museum.org for details. NOLA Wise. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email mrowand@globalgreen.org for details. Operation REACH Volunteers. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www.operationreach.org. Public School Volunteers. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email

Teen Suicide Prevention. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details. Touro Infirmary. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-7011; www.touro.com — The hospital is currently in need of adult volunteers to assist in a variety of assignments, including the chemo infusion center, information desks, family surgery lounge and book cart. For information, call Volunteer Services or email denise.chetta@touro.com.

WORDS Barnes & Noble Jr. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. Carolyn Kolb. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. la.us — The author signs, reads from and discusses New Orleans Memories: One Writer’s City. 7 p.m. Thursday. Fair Grinds Poetry Event. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www.fairgrinds.com — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word performers. 8 p.m. Sunday. Fredrick Barton. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author reads from and discusses Courting Pandemonium. 6 p.m. Thursday. Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Book Sale. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 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. Saturday.

Jesmyn Ward. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com — The author signs and discusses Men We Reaped. 6 p.m. Friday. Local Writers’ Group. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. Google “Realms of Fiction” for more information. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Louisiana Cultural Vistas Publication Party. Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., Suite 300, (504) 523-4352; www.leh.org — There’s a reception with light refreshments, free copies of the winter issue, presentations by writers and a visit by Guideaux’s Pasta food truck. Admssion $5. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Open Mic. Drum Sands Publishing and Books, 7301 Downman Road, (504) 247-6519; www.drunmsandspublishing. com — The bookstore and publishing house hosts an open mic for writers of all genres. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Poets of Color. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola.org — Poets participate in a writing circle. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Story Time with Miss Maureen. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The bookstore hosts a children’s book reading. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Tao Poetry. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www.neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Well: A Women’s Poetry Circle. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola. org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Monday. Call (504) 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail.com for details.

CALL FOR WRITERS New Orleans Loving Festival Youth Essay Contest. Middle and high school students under 18 in New Orleans can submit essays for the Fourth Annual New Orleans Loving Festival. For details, visit www.charitablefilmnetwork. submittable.com. Deadline March 31.

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He phoned me shortly after receiving the first draft to say that his supervising professor suggested strongly that he take out the items I had placed in his CV describing his summer camp counseling positions during his undergraduate years. The professor said, “That’s irrelevant, they don’t want to see that. Only put in your academic and clinical information.” Based on my advice, however, my client decided to include the items about his summer camp counseling in the resume, and called several weeks later to thank me. “Grant, the physician who interviewed me not only told me that he chose my CV because of the years of summer counseling, but he spent 10 minutes of the interview talking about it!”

Although this is only one anecdote from thousands I have witnessed in nearly 20 years in the career industry, I have become convinced that it is often the “irrelevant” bit of information in a CV or résumé that catches the eye of the reader. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant has ranked in the Top 2% of 340 LinkedIn National Résumé Writing Experts worldwide, and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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FARM LABOR TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Alder Ag, Holly Grove, AR has 3 positions for silage & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/25/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 759158 or call 225-342-2917.

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Anderson Farms, Heth, AR, has 3 positions for rice & soybeans; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.87/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 762618 or call 225-342-2917.

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Brickeys Grain Co., Lexa, AR, has 12 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/15/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 748044 or call 225-342-2917.

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David & LaLain Wilkison Farms Partnership, Brinkley, AR, has 14 positions for soybeans & rice; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/20/14 – 12/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 755358 or call 225-342-2917.

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Don Oppliger Farms, Dalhart, TX, has 8 positions for silage & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.86/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 – 12/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX4955863 or call 225-342-2917.

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East Half Farms, Marianna, AR, has 10 positions for grain, cotton & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/15/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 745581 or call 225-342-2917.

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Franz Farms II, Partnership, Brookshire, TX, has 2 positions for seed rice production; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/15/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX4952769 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

HRV, Danbury, TX, has 1 positions for rice & grain; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/15/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX4954562 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Jeffery Roper Farms, Plains, TX, has 1 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/20/14 – 12/20/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX3210586 or call 225-342-2917.

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Jimel Farms, Moro, AR, has 4 positions for row crop; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 – 11/25/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 748302 or call 225-342-2917.

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Pacco Irrigation & Farm Supply Co., Turrell, AR, has 15 positions for cotton & soybeans; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/15/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 744578 or call 225-342-2917.

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Penn Brothers PTR Landleveling, Portia, AR has 4 positions for rice & soybeans; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/20/14 – 12/20/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 755383 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Perkins Honey Farm, Yoakum, TX, has 4 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 – 4/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX6277337 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

REM of Shaw, Shaw, MS, has 6 positions for corn & cotton; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/20/14 – 11/10/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order MS88036 or call 3225-342-2917.

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It turns out the Medical Director who interviewed and later selected him had two young children in a summer camp, and was anxious to learn more about how counselors interact with the children. Incidentally, the fellowship he landed was in Oncology, not Pediatrics. He also expressed that he preferred fellowship candidates that not only demonstrated academic and clinical accomplishments, but also had a background showing “people skills.”

DRIVERS/DELIVERY

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Alder Ag, Holly Grove, AR has 3 positions for silage & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/25/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 759158 or call 225-342-2917.

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TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Storey Farms, Inc., Marvell, AR, has 8 positions for grain; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/15/14 – 12/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 744585 or call 225-342-2917.

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Salire Fitness is now hiring Certified Fitness Trainers for our Boot Camps and for Personal Training Sessions at our studio uptown. Send resumes to: salirefitness@yahoo.com

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TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Two S Farms, Plains, TX, has 3 positions for oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 – 12/31/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX8265127 or call 512-475-2571.

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Medical practice seeks individual with exceptional customer service and multi-tasking skills. Must be a team player, have great work ethic and be computer literate. This is a demanding position for someone who enjoys staying busy. Education required - high school diploma or GED. Competitive salary & benefits offered. Send resume & cover letter to: jobopportunity18@cox.net

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Clark Planting Partnership, Ruleville, MS, has 4 positions grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 – 11/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order MS88338 or call 225-342-2917.

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Mid-South Farming, Coy, AR, has 4 positions rice & cotton; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.87/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/7/14 – 11/30/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 767538 or call 225-342-2917.

Now accepting applications for several full, part time positions. Must be motivated, hard working & friendly. Retail experience a plus. Apply in person Mon-Fri, 12-5pm only. Southern Candymakers, 334 Decatur St.

SECURITY OFFICERS COURT SECURITY OFFICER

The Louisiana Supreme Court, located in the French Quarter, seeks candidate with a minimum of three years law enforcement experience for a career security position for our evening shift. Requirements for the job are current P.O.S.T. certification from an accredited Louisiana Law Enforcement Agency, strong investigative and report writing skills. Candidate should be proficient in word processing, e-mail and familiar with the use of security computer systems and equipment. Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Professional demeanor a must. Must be able to pass physical training requirements, background check, and skill testing. Salary $31,500. Excellent benefits, including paid parking. E-mail resume to hr@lajao.org. Please referenced Job #CSO1 in all correspondence. Applications will be accepted until position filled. EOE/M/F/V/D.

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Cafe Adelaide, part of the Commader’s Family of Restaurants, seeks waitstaff, cooks, & food runners. Apply at the restaurant at 300 Poydras St. 2-5 p.m. daily. FREE BENEFITS for full time team members after 90 days of employment. Uniform is supplied and laundered. Call (504) 595-3305.

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Empire Gymnastics is currently looking for preschool and developmental coaches. Gymnastics experience is not required but preferred. All of our classes start at 4, so it’s a perfect evening job opportunity for college students looking to make some money for the year. Job starts ASAP. Please call the gym director, Greg. Serious inquiries only. www.empiregymnastics.net, (504) 734-0644 or epireacademy@bellsouth.net.

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF THE DENIAL OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION

Touro Infirmary proposes the Court authorize publication of notice of the denial of Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification in the instant action as follows: IMPORTANT OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DENIAL OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION To: All persons, except employees of Touro Infirmary or SHONO, Inc., d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans, who sustained injury and/or damage, including but not limited to, personal injury or wrongful death, as a result of unreasonable dangerous conditions and/or defects in and/or on the premises of TOURO and SHONO on or about August 29, 2005, and/or as a result of the failure of TOURO and SHONO to attain, maintain, and/or provide an adequate means of transportation to timely and/ or safely move persons off its premises in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. IT WILL AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU ARE A PERSON FITTING THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION The Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans denied Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification in the abovereferenced matter via Judgment issued August 9, 2013. Any claims you have or believe you may have against Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), as a result of the allegedly unreasonable dangerous conditions and/or defects in and/ or on the premises of Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), on or about August 29, 2005, or as a result of the failure of Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), to attain, maintain, and/or provide an adequate means of transportation to timely and/or safely move persons off its premises in the wake of Hurricane Katrina are no longer part of this lawsuit. You need to take legal action immediately or in the very near future if you wish to assert any claim against Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), as a result of the allegedly unreasonable dangerous conditions and/or defects in and/or on the premises of Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), on or about August 29, 2005, or as a result of the failure of Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), to attain, maintain, and/or provide an adequate means of transportation to timely and/or safely move persons off its premises in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. No person is required to contact you or assist you in filing any claim you have or believe you may have against Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), as a result of the allegedly unreasonable dangerous conditions and/or defects in and/or on the premises of Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), on or about August 29, 2005, or as a result of the failure of Touro Infirmary and/or SHONO, Inc. (d/b/a Specialty Hospital of New Orleans), to attain, maintain, and/or provide an adequate means of transportation to timely and/ or safely move persons off its premises in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The burden is on you to take action to assert your claim on your own behalf or retain an attorney to assert the claim on your behalf. WHY SHOULD I READ THE NOTICE? The purpose of this Notice is to inform you your rights may be affected by proceedings in the matter of Cheryl Weems, individually and o/b/o her deceased

mother, Veola Mosby, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, v. Touro Infirmary, In the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, Civil Action No. 06-6372, Division “D”. This Notice is being promulgated pursuant to La. Code Civ. Proc. art. 596(3). The form and content of this Notice has been approved by the Court. WHERE DO I GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? For more information about the denial of Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification or the class action allegations against Touro Infirmary, you may review the pleadings, records, and other papers filed as public record in the instant lawsuit. That material is available during regular business hours at the office of the Clerk of Court for the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans at 421 Loyola Ave., Room 402, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. Additional information is also available on the website for the Clerk of Court at www.orleanscdc. com.

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 721-292 DIV. O SUCCESSION OF ALINE MEINKE PENNINGTON NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY NOTICE is given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein and of her estate, that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell the interest of the succession in certain immovable property belonging to the decedent in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($100,000.00) Dollars for the whole of said property.

FIRST CITY COURT FOR THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

CASE NO.: 2008-53369 JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT SALE BY CONSTABLE THAT PORTION OF GROUND, BEARING MUNICIPAL NO. 2817 Spain Street, this city, in the matter entitled: NEW ORLEANS DEMOLITION SERVICES, LLC vs DANIELLE COSEY By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed by the Honorable The First City Court for the City of New Orleans, in the above entitled cause, I will proceed to sell by public auction, on the ground floor of the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, in the First District of the City on January 28, 2014, at 12:00 o’clock noon, the following described property to wit: Municipal No. 2817 Spain Street, Lot F-4, Square No. 1709, Third District, City of New Orleans, Acquired 12/10/1999, CIN 189969, previous acq. CIN 171850 WRIT AMOUNT: $3,055.00 Seized in the above suit, TERMS-CASH. The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of ten percent of the purchase price, and the balance within thirty days thereafter. Note: All deposits must be Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order; No Personal Checks. Atty: Mark C. Landry Address: 212 Veterans Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70053 Telephone: (504) 837-9040

The immovable property to be sold is described as follows:

Gambit: 12/24/13 & 1/21/14 & The Louisiana Weekly

LOT 26-B, SQUARE 4, UNIVERSITY CITY SUBDIVISION, City of Kenner, State of Louisiana.

Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr Constable, Parish of Orleans NTP Solutions, LLC and AT&T Mobility, in accordance with requirements of Section V.B. of the March 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement (NPA) for Review of Effects on Historic Properties for Certain Undertakings Approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), are requesting comment regarding potential impacts to historical or archaeological properties listed on, or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), by installation of telecommunications equipment and antennas on the roof of the building located at 1601 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA 70130 at latitude 29° 56’ 18.4” north and longitude 90° 4’ 35.2” west.

Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 4062 Loyola Drive West. Being the same property acquired from James J. Culotta, Inc. on October 5, 1971, registered in COB 746, folio 401, Entry No. 535162. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Gretna, Louisiana, this 26 day of December 2013. Attorney: Wallace H. Paletou Bar Roll No. 10278 Address: 3601 North 1-10 Service Road West Metairie, Louisiana 70002 Telephone: (504) 456-2626 Gambit: 12/31/13 & 1/21/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost promissory note payable to Shell New Orleans Federal Credit Union dated October 26, 2007 in the amount of $15,770.32 and signed by a J. Madison; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Andrel Michelle Jackson please contact the Law Offices of Rudy Gorrell (504) 553-9588 1215 Prytania St., Ste. 223 New Orleans, LA 70130. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Anita Demps and Dell Demps please contact Atty. A. Griffin at 504-473-7347. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sonnie R. Victor please contact Atty. A. Griffin at 504-473-7347.

All comments should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice referencing project NTP01P1315 and sent to the attention of Mr. Henry Fisher, Environmental Engineers, Inc., 1345 Blair Farms Road, Odenville, AL 35120. Mr. Fisher may also be reached via email at towerinfo@envciv. com, via telephone at (205) 629-3868, or via facsimile at (877) 847-3060. Tracy L. Clark, believed to be living in Jefferson Parish on or about September 29, 2012 her heirs, or anyone knowing her whereabouts please contact Geralyn Garvey (504) 838-0191. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Anne Louise Robinson please contact Justin A. Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Deidra A. Magee please contact Justin A. Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.


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NO.: 13-10163 DIV. G-11

IN RE: SUCCESSION OF JOHN ANTHONY ALLEMAN

SUCCESSION OF MARY KATHLEEN BLUMER NATIONS

SUCCESSION OF MARY RUTH BRANOWER IRVIN

SUCCESSION OF CLIFFORD J. QUINTAL, JR.

NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY ESTATE DEBTS

STATE OF LOUISIANA

NOTICE OF FILING FIRST AND FINAL TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the tableau of distribution filed by Tracey M. Alleman, Independent Administratrix, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. Marilyn Guidry, Clerk Attorney: Kim C. Jones Address: 2114 Paris Rd. Chalmette, LA 70032 Telephone: (504) 271-0471 Gambit: 1/21/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Francine Dixon Wolfe, or any of her heirs, please contact Attorney, Vincent B. LoCoco at (504) 483-2332. Property rights are involved relative to 611 Deslonde Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

STATE OF LOUISIANA

Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this Succession and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification why the First Tableau of Distribution presented by the Executor of this Estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. By Order of the Court, Dale N. Atkins, Clerk Attorney: F. Kelleher Riess Hickey & Riess, L.L.C. Address: 1139 Arabella St. New Orleans, LA 70115 Telephone: (504) 525-1120 Gambit: 1/21/14 & The Louisiana Weekly Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a credit application on an open account payable to Shell New Orleans Federal Credit Union dated July 11, 2005 with a credit limit of $1,999.44 and signed by a J. Madison; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545.

STATE OF LOUISIANA

NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Succession and to all other interested persons, that a First Tableau of Distribution has been filed by MARY FRANCES READY, the Testamentary Executrix of this Succession, with her Petition praying for homologization of the Tableau and for authority to pay the debts of the Estate listed thereon; and that the First Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any Opposition to the Petition and First Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologization. Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court Civil District Court For The Parish of Orleans Attorney: Steven E. Bain Address: 1100 Poydras St., Ste 2900 New Orleans, LA 70163-2900 Telephone: (504) 585-7942 Gambit: 1/21/14 & The Louisiana Weekly

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR HANCOCK COUNTY (Juvenile Division) IN THE MATTER OF * CAUSE NO. JVJV001017 J.C.M., A. Minor

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NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and to all other persons interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification why the First Tableau of Distribution presented by the Executor of this Estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed accordingly. By Order of the Court, Atty: Ronald W. Morrison, Jr. Address: 209-A Canal St. Metairie, LA 70005 Telephone: (504) 831-2348 Gambit: 1/21/14 & The Times-Picayune Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a credit application on an open account payable to Shell New Orleans Federal Credit Union dated February 9, 2005 with a credit limit of $500.00 and signed by a J. Madison; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545.

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 2007-2897 DIV. J C/W 2007-7040 SUCCESSION OF DOROTHY BROUSSARD AND DIANE BROUSSARD POREE NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this Estate and to all of the persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this publication why the Tableau of Distribution presented by the Executor of this Estate, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith.

Gambit: 1/21/14 & The Louisiana Weekly

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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on January 9, 2014, there was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Hancock County, a Petition in Case No. JVJV001017, which prays for the termination of your parent-child relationship to a child born on the 30th day of December, 2013. For further details contact the Clerk’s office. The Petitioner’s attorney is Brian D. Jones, Siegrist & Jones, P.C., whose address is 94 Main Ave. North, Britt, IA, and whose telephone number is (641) 843-4451. You are notified that there will be a Hearing on the Petition to Terminate Parental Rights before the Iowa District Court for Hancock County, at the Courthouse in Garner, Iowa at 1:00 o’clock P.M. on the 11th day of February, 2014. You are further notified that the above case has been filed in a county that utilizes electronic filing. You are further notified that unless prior to said Hearing you serve, and within a reasonable time thereafter file, a written Appearance, Motion, or Answer in the Iowa District Court for Hancock County, at the County Courthouse in Garner, Iowa, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Please see Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16 for information on electronic filing and Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16, division VI regarding the protection of personal information in court filings. You have the right to court appointed counsel pursuant to Iowa Code §600A.6A if you are indigent.

Anyone having any information concerning the whereabouts of KEITH WARD please contact the Loyola Law Clinic at (504) 861-5599. ANYONE KNOWING THE WHEREABOUTS OF FREDDIE N. BAKER, JR. PLEASE CONTACT IRVING SHNAIDER (504)484-6416. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of KIM MARLI HERBERT a/k/a KIM MARLI HERBERT VICKNAIR and/or her assigns, relatives or successors in interest, please contact attorney Julien F. Jurgens at (504) 722-7716 IMMEDIATELY. Property rights are involved in Civil District Court, Orleans Parish, Case # 13-6927. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of of Kenneth A. Harris, Sr., or any of his heirs or relatives please contact attorney Valerie Fontaine, (985) 893-3333. Property rights involved.

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31 Muirfield Dr. LaPlace 4 BR, 4.5 BA 3,500 sqft

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Approx 1,350 usable sq.ft.

This Acadian home has three bedrooms, two baths, (master bath with Jacuzzi,) large family room with cathedral ceilings and wooden beams. Wooden floors with ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. Large laundry room. Screened back porch. Carport for two cars and workshop/storage room. Energy miser construction. The home is on one acre, very private with scenic views. Ten minutes north of I-12 at Goodbee Exit.

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GENTILLY 6 APTS - GENTILLY BLVD

Near Dillard Univ. Always rented! Rents $3,220 per month. $289,000. For more info call Owner/Agent, 504838-8745

825 Chartres LSQ 934 Burgundy 333 Julia #508

1/1 w/d in unit. 700 sqft. prkng is $300 $1350 2 / 1.5 Lux fully furn.Short term rental.Prvt pool. $4,000 1/1 Furn corporate rental in warehouse dist. $1950

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studio Hi Ceils, Renov Kit/Bath, Nice ctyd $1000

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823 Burgundy #3

2/2 1,600 sqft, brand renov, balcony, $599,000

416 Burgundy #5

1/1 lovely, crtyrd, no pets/low condo fees $149,000

729 Dauphine A

1/1 HeartofFQ.Grtfrntporch.Updatedkit/ba$359,000

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1/1 BALCONY OVER ROYAL! Recently updated $375,000

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UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1205 ST CHARLES/$1095

Large 1 bedroom, w/front porch, furnished kit & w/d. No pets $850/ month. Call 504-343-8651.

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. No pets. Avail Now! Call 504442-0573 or 985-871-4324.

4618 ANNUNCIATION ST.

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6217 CATINA ST.

1/2 Dble in quiet, safe neighborhood. 2Br/1Ba furn kit w/all appliances, w/d, cent air & heat, sec. alarm, ceil fans, Ceramic tile, carpet. Garage. Water Paid. $1250/mo. 1 Year Lse. Call 504-400-9345.

4916 DANNEEL

Close to Univ. Lg Lower, 1st flr. 2BR + study, complete ba, kit, din area, CA&H, all appl, gated, drvwy, yd, off st pkg, sec. $950/mo. Perfect for prof’s. (504) 813-8186 or (504) 274-8075.

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1 BR apt with new granite in kit & bath. King Master w/wall of closets. Kit w/ all built-ins. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/ agent, $699/mo. 504-236-5776.

ALGIERS POINT HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

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

MID CITY 402 S. HENNESSEY ST.

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT/ IRISH CHANNEL

Newly remodeled w/ 3 private br, 1 ba, furn. kit, w/d connections, cent air/ heat, $1150/mo + $1150 deposit. Tenant pays electricity & water. NO PETS. Call (504) 296-1300.

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ROOMS BY WEEK. Private bath. All utilities included. $175/week. 2 BR avail. Call (504) 202-0381 or (504) 738-2492.

513 S. CORTEZ ST.

1/2 shotgun double, 2 BR, living room, furn kit, fans, window units, wood floors, w/d hkups, small yard. $800/ mo. Owner/Agnt 504-450-7676.

FOR RENT/OTHER

4402 CANAL ST

Approx. 1000 sq ft.. Upper 1 or 2 BR/1BA w/lots of natural light, hdwd flrs, ceiling fans, hi ceils,. Completely renovated. New wiring, Central A&H. Refrigerator, w&d. Lg closets + generous storage. On streetcar line. $1200/ mo. 1 year lease. Small pets negot. (504) 931-7844

PARKING SPACE

Park your vehicle. or park your RV 1 blk from streetcar line. Mid City area. 10 minutes from CBD & Fr, Qtr. Call (504) 488-4609

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Move in cond, lots of architectural details, 1st block off Canal, off street pkng for several cars, garage. 2 br, 2 dens, encl porch/sun rm & wood flrs. Must see to appreciate.

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