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expensive trial. Whether conversations with Nagin and Jenkins ever Former Mayor Ray reached that level — or whether Nagin’s corruption Nagin’s hallmark narcissism dashed trial was postponed any prospects for a plea deal — last week for the remains unknown. third time. His trial is What is certain is that Nagin’s scheduled to start Jan. best chance for a favorable deal 27, 2014. ended with the indictment. Talks probably will continue up to his next P H OTO BY A . J. S I S C O trial date, but the former mayor lost a lot of leverage once the indictment was handed down. Nagin now faces a lengthy trial and a parade of highly motivated government witnesses, all eager to confirm the government’s account of him as a crook who turned Katrina’s devastation into an opportunity for self-enrichment. Only this time, he will be watching the parade from a defendant’s chair in federal court instead of the mayor’s lofty perch in front of Gallier Hall.

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pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to steal government funds from the St. Tammany Parish coroner’s office. Galvan ran a full-time medical practice while also serving as parish coroner from 2000 until he retired earlier this month. Among the charges against him: misuse of a parish credit card and earning annual leave to which he was not entitled. He faces a maximum five years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in January 2014 by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan.


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ormer Mayor Ray Nagin’s federal trial on 21 public corruption charges was postponed again last week — for the third time. The former mayor is now set to stand trial on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. If and when Nagin does go to trial — or if he pleads to a reduced charge — it will be the final chapter of Hurricane Katrina’s political arc. Guilty or innocent, Nagin’s fate will bring closure to a city that arguably suffered as much after the storm as during it, thanks in large measure to the former mayor’s failure to implement a recovery program with any traction. Nagin faces six counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy, one count of money laundering, nine counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns. All of those are major felonies, which means Nagin faces a lot of jail time, even if he’s convicted on just one or two counts. Federal prosecutors often pile on charges, sometimes adding one or two “minor” counts. In addition to having evidence of multiple crimes, prosecutors use the threat of lengthy jail time to leverage guilty pleas to lesser crimes with reduced sentences. At the end of the day, a win is a win. Just last week, for example, former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to steal money from the coroner’s office, which carries a maximum sentence of five years. That’s serious jail time, but it’s a lot less than Galvan might have drawn had he gone to trial facing multiple counts of public corruption. In Nagin’s case, a conviction on all 21 counts would send him to jail for a very long time, possibly longer than the 17-plus years given to Mark St. Pierre, the former City Hall tech vendor who rolled the dice and went to trial on 53 bribery counts rather than accept a plea deal. St. Pierre was convicted on all 53 counts. Now he’s anxious to testify against Nagin, hoping it will get him a reduction in sentence. If convicted of even one count, all of the other counts against Nagin would still factor into his sentence as “relevant conduct” under the federal sentencing guidelines. The former mayor thus faces a lengthy prison term for any conviction — and the fact that he was a public official at the time of his alleged crimes enhances his potential jail time. Given the breadth and depth of the feds’ case against Nagin — and notwithstanding the fact that the government’s star witnesses have pleaded guilty to or been convicted of public corruption — many have wondered why Nagin didn’t seek or accept a plea deal. In the days and weeks leading up to his indictment, Nagin attorney Robert Jenkins was negotiating with federal prosecutors. In fact, on the day of Nagin’s indictment, Jenkins called Spud McConnell’s talk show on WWL radio and said he was “surprised that the indictment came today because we were still talking with the government and in fact we had talked about meeting next week as well.” In cases this complex, federal prosecutors are usually happy to continue plea negotiations until relatively late in the game, particularly if there’s genuine hope of avoiding a lengthy and

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delinquent tax and loan payments to the city. The indictment alleges that payment for the trip, which allegedly cost $23,500, was routed through a third party. • Nagin got Home Depot to give Stone Age, a “coveted” contract to be the exclusive installer for four Home Depot stores in metro New Orleans — after using his official authority to kill a “community benefits agreement” that would have required the big-box retailer to hire residents from the Central City area (site of Home Depot’s new store) and pay them above-market wages. • Nagin failed to report income he received from bribes he got in 2005 through 2008. • Nagin filed two false public records and released misleading public records. According to the feds, he filed at least two affidavits with the state Board of Ethics that failed to disclose all persons with ownership interests in Stone Age — and he failed to disclose the company’s dealings with Williams and Fradella. Nagin also released an incomplete version of his public calendar in response to media public records requests. The version released by Nagin redacted meetings that he had with Fradella and other alleged co-conspirators. Those alleged facts are spread across the 25-page indictment of Nagin and, according to the feds, support the 21 felony counts against him. If even a few of those facts are proved at trial, the Nagin political narrative will end on a vastly different note than it began. Welcomed as a conquering hero — a “businessman” and political outsider — when he took office in 2002, Nagin glided through his first term largely unscathed, although there were hints of what would come to be the hallmarks of his second term: incompetence and stagnation. It wasn’t until his second and final term that a picture emerged of Nagin as a crook. By the time the feds formally charged him with corruption this past January, his imminent indictment was the worst-kept secret in town. Nagin’s indictment was the latest — and possibly the last — of a number of high-profile political corruption cases brought by the feds after Katrina, though not all of those cases related to the storm. Among the others were former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard; former Congressman Bill Jefferson (whose home and office were raided just weeks before Katrina); former New Orleans City Council members Oliver Thomas, Jon Johnson and Renee Gill Pratt; former St. John the Baptist Parish President Bill Hubbard; former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle; former New Orleans Assessor Betty Jefferson and her brother Mose Jefferson — to name just the biggest fish. All were nailed for some form of public corruption, and their convictions signaled a new aggressiveness among federal prosecu-


Barring a plea deal, Nagin’s trial could last three weeks or more. It is expected to include testimony from a rogue’s gallery of former Nagin friends, political aides, supporters and City Hall vendors — many of whom have already been convicted of crimes related to the charges against Nagin. The case against him is sweeping in its scope — the government alleges 59 “overt acts” in the indictment — with voluminous documentary evidence as well as a long witness list. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan cited all of those factors in her order granting a delay. At the same time, she has denied motions by defense attorney Jenkins to throw out the case based on prosecutorial misconduct associated with the online commenting scandal at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment paints a picture of Nagin as a venal public official who doled out contracts in exchange for money and personal favors — including family cell phones, free granite for his family’s new countertop business, limousines, and trips to Hawaii, Jamaica, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas. The fact patterns alleged by the feds include the following: • Nagin accepted $72,250 in bribes from “recovery” contractor Rodney Williams, whose company, Three Fold Consultants, got more than 20 no-bid “professional services” contracts (some of which were jacked up in value several times) that ran into the millions. The bribes allegedly came in the form of three checks for $20,000, one cash payment of $10,000 to Nagin’s sons, and another $2,250 check. The checks were made out to the Nagin family’s countertop business, Stone Age LLC, ostensibly for an ownership interest in the company — but the feds say the transaction was a sham to hide the bribe. • Nagin got a $50,000 cash bribe plus $112,500 in “consultant fees” from Frank Fradella, whose company, Home Solutions (via its subsidiaries), got millions in post-Katrina contracts from Nagin. Fradella also arranged for the delivery of “truckloads” of free granite to Stone Age. The feds say Fradella funneled the $50,000 payoff to Nagin through a business associate, former mortgage banker Michael McGrath Jr., who pleaded guilty to selling fraudulent credit union loans in an unrelated case. • Nagin got free family trips to Hawaii and Jamaica, as well as cell phones for his family, from then-City Hall tech vendor Mark St. Pierre. In exchange, the feds say, Nagin signed an executive order excluding technology contracts from the public bid law and gave St. Pierre’s company $7 million in such contracts. • Nagin got a free trip to New York City on a private jet, plus limo rides around The Big Apple, from “Businessman A,” whom The Times-Picayune identified as theater owner George Solomon, in exchange for help resolving unspecified but



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tors, which mirrored voters’ newfound intolerance for political shenanigans. In addition to politicians who went to jail for corruption, those who failed to perform well during Katrina also left the stage in ignominy. Former President George W. Bush will forever be remembered for his infamous “flyover” and for the long-delayed federal response in the fateful days after the storm. Then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco, whose public performance during the storm was seen as weak-kneed, opted not to seek a second term. And New Orleans’ then-District Attorney Eddie Jordan, whose incompetence surpassed even that of Nagin, agreed to resign under pressure from business and civic leaders — and Nagin — in 2007. Nagin, it seemed, was the only political leader who got a second chance after Katrina — mainly because he played the race card, starting with his “Chocolate City” speech on Martin Luther King Day in 2006. He won re-election in May of that year over then-Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, but his second term was marked by incompetence, corruption and personal detachment from the day-to-day work of managing the city and its recovery. Now the former mayor is back in the spotlight, though he is no longer the rock star that he was during and shortly after Katrina. According to the feds, those months of disengagement after Katrina were spent by Nagin trying to set himself and his family up for his time after public life.

If Nagin declines a plea deal, his trial will undoubtedly resurrect painful memories of the dark days after Hurricane Katrina. According to the feds, while most of Nagin’s constituents mourned the loss of neighbors and loved ones and struggled just to return home to a moldy city, the mayor led the good life and set out to line his pockets. If the rest of America long ago tired of Katrina Fatigue, New Orleanians got a double dose: Katrina Fatigue and Nagin Fatigue. By the end of his tenure in May 2010, Nagin was so unpopular that bumper stickers counted the days ’til the end of his term. Evidence of Nagin’s unpopularity is not just anecdotal. The New Orleans Mayoral Approval poll, conducted annually by UNO political scientist Dr. Ed Chervenak, shows Nagin with the lowest approval ratings among New Orleans’ recent mayors. In his last three years as mayor, Nagin’s average approval rating was a dismal 29 percent; his lowest approval rating — 24 percent — came in his final year in office. That’s a precipitous fall from the 80 percent approval rating Nagin had in 2003, his first full year in office. “Nagin started his tenure as mayor with lots of promise as a reformer, but ended it as one of the most unpopular and reviled elected officials in the country,” Chervenak says. “By the end of 2009, New Orleanians just wanted him to go away.”


It’s difficult to assess a defendant’s best legal strategy, but in Nagin’s case one obvious tack at trial will be an attempt to discredit the government’s star witnesses. Virtually all of them have been convicted of federal crimes, most of them related to Nagin’s case. Now they have lined up to testify against Nagin in hopes of getting light sentences — or reducing their current sentences. They include: • Gregory Meffert, the former selfproclaimed “deputy mayor” and the city’s audacious technology chief under Nagin. Meffert used St. Pierre’s credit card to pay for Nagin’s Hawaii and Jamaica vacations. He pleaded guilty in 2010 to taking $860,000 in kickbacks from St. Pierre. He awaits sentencing. • Mark St. Pierre, a friend and former business partner of Meffert, who was convicted on 53 counts of bribery and corruption and sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison. St. Pierre no doubt will ask to have that sentence reduced in exchange for his testimony against Nagin. • Frank Fradella, owner of the nowdefunct Home Solutions of America, who pleaded guilty last year to sending free truckloads of granite to Nagin’s countertop company, funneling $50,000 in bribe money to Nagin in 2008 and paying Nagin thousands of dollars a month in consulting fees in 2010 and 2011. He awaits

sentencing. • Michael McGrath Jr., a former mortgage banking executive, who is currently serving 14 years in federal prison for selling fraudulent credit union loans. McGrath served as chairman of the board of Fradella’s Home Solutions of America and allegedly used one of his own companies to funnel Fradella’s $50,000 bribe to Nagin. • Rodney Williams, whose company, Three Fold Consultants, got millions in no-bid contracts from Nagin. Williams pleaded guilty to paying more than $72,000 in bribes to the former mayor. He awaits sentencing. • Anthony Jones, who was hired by Meffert to work in the city’s technology office, was suspended from that office for lying about his resume. He pleaded guilty in 2010 to taking $20,000 in bribes from St. Pierre and later testified against St. Pierre. He awaits sentencing. • Aaron Bennett, whose company, Benetech, got post-Katrina contracts from Nagin before landing even bigger contracts in St. Bernard and Plaquemines. Bennett pleaded guilty in 2011 to bribing Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle. He sold his company to Fradella and arranged for Nagin’s trips to Chicago and Las Vegas, where Nagin allegedly met Fradella. Bennett awaits sentencing but recently had his bond revoked and was jailed for going to casinos in violation of his bond conditions.






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he waterfall dam beneath Robert E. Lee Boulevard was ripped out in January. A few hundred yards away, dredging at the lakefront mouth of Bayou St. John should be completed next month, with much of the muck retained to create wetlands just north of the gates that now seal the bayou — and the heart of New Orleans — against storm surge. The task immediately at hand is to reconnect today’s stagnant Bayou St. John to Lake Pontchartrain, restore something like its natural flow and relish the recovery of wildlife and the expansion of recreational uses for the bayou. But that’s only a beginning. Work on the bayou could be a gateway to an ambitious blueprint, the Urban Water Plan, that envisions underground canals below water-permeable streets, the removal of canal floodwalls and the greening of rooftops to collect rainwater. The whole plan is driven by a single idea: that we must learn to live with the water all around New Orleans, rather than fight doggedly to keep it out of the city. We must accept it as a friend to keep it from becoming an enemy. It’s a reversal from the approach that has shaped the bayou over the past 50 years. The old waterfall dam, for instance, was built in 1962 to prevent flooding from the lake. That dam was like a “99 percent coronary blockage” that starved the bayou of fresh water and aquatic life, said Mark Schexnayder, deputy assistant secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.


Bayou St. John was known as “Bayouk Choupic” to New Orleans’ earliest settlers. It lost its status as a commercial corridor when the Industrial Canal was opened in 1923.





Likewise, some of the approximately 8,000 cubic feet of sediment now being dredged to deepen the channel mouth was dumped there when the Orleans Levee District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers thought it best to practically plug the bayou by building a grade-level roadway. The Urban Water Plan report describes how the thinking has changed: “The Urban Water Plan proposes the restoration of the city’s canals to prominence as historic water corridors, each of which provides the city’s residents with access to new water-based amenities in the form of blueways, greenways, water plazas, and parklands.” “The bayou is our best case in point as a feature that helps to hold water and control interior flooding, and at the same time is an economic amenity,” said Michael Hecht, the chief executive officer of Greater New Orleans Inc. (GNO Inc.), the nonprofit economic development group that is promoting the Urban Water Plan.

many miles of outfall canals. Their failure during Katrina contributed to the devastation. Toppling them, now that the canal mouths have been gated against storm surge, will have an equally dramatic but positive impact, according to the plan: “With floodwalls removed, the primary canals are significant public assets, with parks, trails, docks, and waterfront development in place of the ditches and barren concrete structures that carry storm water today. “Restoring a more natural flow to the city’s interior waterways will also alleviate a major threat to the city: subsidence, which results when the water table drops in a city built on silt rather than bedrock.” The report notes that “the region’s current water-management paradigm, captured by the phrase ‘pave, pipe and pump,’ removes water from the landscape and throws off the water and soils out of balance.”


Perhaps the most startling of the plan’s proposals is removal of the floodwalls that top the levees along many miles of outfall canals. Their failure during Katrina contributed to the devastation.


“The enduring quality of Bayou St. John,” he said, “is a testament to the wisdom of having open water and circulation,” a concept central to the plan. “It’s a prime example of what we can do when we manage water right,” Schexnayder said. The Urban Water Plan proposes seven demonstration projects stretching from Jefferson to St. Bernard parishes that aim to reduce flooding and subsidence, and enhance the local economy and quality of life. Among them is the “Lafitte Blueway,” a canal running down the center of the Lafitte Corridor, the three-mile stretch of green space connecting City Park to Armstrong Park. It would be an important beneficiary of a healthier bayou. Bayou St. John is the linchpin of those projects, according to David Waggonner, a local architect and designer who has worked with Dutch officials on the Urban Water Plan. “It’s the key to the New Orleans area because it’s the source of water to the other canals,” he said. His firm, Waggonner & Ball, created the Urban Water Plan in collaboration with GNO Inc. Perhaps the most startling of the plan’s proposals is removal of the floodwalls that top the levees along

During dry periods, Bayou St. John will keep the city’s waterways filled and thus mitigate subsidence, Waggonner said. Efforts to restore the bayou’s natural flow from the lake will proceed cautiously to make sure engineers have not overestimated the friendliness of the lake. It currently feeds the bayou through small sluice gates, controlled by valves that are opened a few times a year and are covered with a mesh that prevents larger fish from entering. The plan is to see whether those gates can be opened more often, allowing water, fish and crabs to move between the lake and the bayou. The much larger gates at the mouth of the bayou, a storm-protection feature, have remained closed much of the time since their installation in 1992. These, too, are being readied for more frequent openings. The ongoing effort to restore the health of the bayou includes a complex but increasingly communal partnership between individuals, research institutes, public entities, and private groups and businesses. “It’s really been a community effort,” said New Orleans City Councilwoman Susan Guidry. She was president of the Parkview Neighborhood Association, a part of the Bayou St. John Conservation

NEWS VIEWS Alliance, in 2008 when the alliance of 19 businesses, associations, schools, and churches put forth a resolution backing the bayou-lake reconnection project. “One of the most important lessons we have learned since Katrina and the failure of the federal levee system is it is us — the people — who have to make things happen,” Guidry said.


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It was wetland biologist Andy Baker and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation who saw an opportunity to use the dredge material for a major piece of the restoration effort: building wetlands at the mouth of the bayou. For more than two months, Baker and a team of volunteers have been creating shoreline walls by stacking black DeltaLok bags filled with 40 pounds of dredged sediment. Plant roots can grow through the permeable bags, allowing vegetation to strengthen and stabilize the banks. For now, the bags are attached to one another with spiked plates. The eastern and western walls are now complete, and crews have begun to pump dredged sediment behind the walls to create a half-acre mudflat in which native grasses can be planted. Improved water management will also require keeping tabs on invasive species that displace native plants and animals, said Martin O’Connell, an associate professor of environmental science at the University of New Orleans and the director of UNO’s Nekton Research Laboratory. One of the worst offenders is the Rio Grande cichlid, which likely were dumped from aquariums and found their way into the bayou. O’Connell said there are already encouraging signs that species of fish that have been absent from the bayou for decades will return. Just a few weeks ago, he spotted a leatherjacket, a fish he’s never seen there. Meanwhile, he has been monitoring a program to restock the bayou with redfish. He tags them with radio transmitters that are marked with his phone number. (If you catch one, please call him; he wants to know the details.) In addition to a wildlife habitat that will help kickstart the bayou’s renewed flow and ecosystem, Baker said the wetlands will be aesthetically pleasing. They’ll be a classroom for young people and a resource for people eager to “see nature without leaving the city.” When shrimp, crabs, fish and other species move in from the lake, NOW SERVING ICY HOT CHOCOLATE




they’ll be able to rest, hide, feed and breed in the manmade wetland’s lush marsh grasses. The project is a “gesture of hope and rebirth,” Baker said, while acknowledging that building wetlands continues to be a trial-and-error process. Lots of testing lies ahead, however, before the bayou and the lake can be more fully reconnected. As the lake pushes more water into the bayou, seven real-time monitoring sites will measure water and oxygen levels, salinity, temperature and conductivity. A small amount of salinity is a good thing; it acts as a natural herbicide, said Schexnayder, the Wildlife and Fisheries official. But too much will kill cypress trees and other native vegetation. It’s a delicate balance, but that has always been true of the bayou. The lake pushes water into the bayou. Another kind of movement is created when drains operated by the Sewerage and Water Board, or the intake valves that feed City Park’s bayous and lagoons, are adjusted for water height. While it’s exciting to imagine throw-


Though Bayou St. John is not destined to become a channel for maritime commerce again, proponents of the restoration project say the ecological improvements will boost its recreational and economic value — seen already with an upsurge in fishing, crabbing and boaters. And of course, as Hecht notes, waterfront property is priced at a premium, something he hopes other neighborhoods will discover and envy enough to start tearing down floodwalls no longer needed now that the mouths of the city’s three major outflow canals have been gated. For centuries, Hecht said, New Orleans treated water as an industrial and commercial asset — when it wasn’t viewed as an outright threat. “We’ve come to realize now that water is an amenity that people pay a premium for in other communities,” he said. O’Connell envisions tourists hopping off the streetcar at City Park with fishing poles in hand to spend an afternoon pulling out large redfish and speckled trout.

The ongoing effort to restore the health of the bayou includes a complex but increasingly communal partnership between individuals, research institutes, public entities, and private groups and businesses. ing the gates open and returning a whole host of species and semi-natural tidal flow to the bayou, all the parties involved acknowledge that flood protection must be prioritized. The gates must be closed during tropical storms because the higher lake water would push into the bayou. “We can’t have the gate open all of the time,” said Schexnayder — let alone take them out permanently. It’s a different system than Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville came upon 300 years ago, Schexnayder added, referring to the Frenchman who identified today’s French Quarter as the place to build what would become New Orleans. Back then, Bayou St. John — “Bayouk Choupic” to Choctaw Indians and early European settlers — was a key trade route and an important source of food and other basic necessities for the nascent settlement. It provided easier access to the colony than the perilous 70-mile trek from the river’s mouth. The bayou lost status as a commercial corridor when the Industrial Canal opened in 1923.

“We can touch it and walk on the banks and fish in it,” Guidry said, describing what makes the bayou unique. “It’s accessible in a way that we are learning waterways should be. It sets it apart from any other waterway.” Marcella Singleton, a resident along the bayou for the past 15 years, said she wakes up grateful each day for her watery front yard. “We are so inexorably connected to it and have been for hundreds of years,” she said. “I have had my head washed on St. John’s Eve in a vodou ritual consecrated to Marie Laveau. I have attended both weddings and memorial services on the Blue Bridge and seen offerings both sacred and profane along the bayou’s banks. “The bayou is the soul of our community. It brings us all together.” — This story was originally published by The Lens (, an independent, nonprofit newsroom serving New Orleans


Blue line trends In the latest NOPD satisfaction survey, residents still indicate general approval of the NOPD’s performance — but the size of the survey samples is small. By Robert Morris




to August (including the 2nd and the 6th) essentially fall within it. For example, in March, the 61 percent of the 75 people polled in the 2nd District represents 46 actual people who were satisfied. In August, the 51-percent result represents 38 people. So, the “10 percent drop” shown on the charts included in the survey results actually reflects a difference in eight responses from March to August. Still, that 75-person sample was intentionally built to give the department some information about each district, Steusloff said. “Seventy-five people per police district is enough to say something meaningful about each police district,” Steusloff said. Given the high margin of error for the district-level results, the overall trendlines are probably more reliable than the individual data points, Steusloff said. In an interview this week, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas agreed: The high margin of error for individual district’s results does not mean that they don’t have a use, he said. “We wouldn’t bet the farm on it, but we would see trends in behavior over time,” Serpas said. “It’s still important information. If we’re making movement in either direction, we want to reassess.” In the 2nd District, for example, the line on the question about satisfaction has made several 10-point swings up and down over the course of the past few years, from a low of 42 percent to a high of 68 percent. “We’re pretty confident that the trends are real,” Steusloff said. “It’s a very up-anddown trendline, where opinions appear to be changing very rapidly from survey to survey. Looking at it holistically, it’s kind of holding right at the mid-50s. This is not a ‘the world is burning down’ kind of num-


etween March and August of this year, satisfaction with the New Orleans Police Department held steady at 58 percent, according to the results of the most recent independent survey of 600 city residents. During that same six-month stretch, satisfaction of residents in the Uptownbased 2nd District appears to have plunged by 10 percent, yett soared by 12 percent in the 6th District, right across Napoleon Avenue, according to the survey results. How much those widely divergent results actually reflect the attitudes of Uptown residents, however, is hard to ascertain because of the relatively small sample sizes in each individual district. The citywide survey of 600 people (commissioned by the New Orleans Crime Coalition and available online at www. has a 4-percent “margin of error,” meaning that the results are likely a fairly accurate reflection of the city as a whole within a few percentage points. This represents a major increase from the 33 percent on the first survey in 2009, said Ryan Steusloff, vice president of WPA Opinion Research — and a respectable number overall, given that the highest results he’s ever seen for any police department top out in the low 80s. But when the responses are broken down for the eight individual police districts, only 75 people within each district were polled. Such a small number leads to a much larger margin of error — specifically, 11.3 percent — and the “changes” in almost every district’s results from March

Despite small sample sizes in the latest NOPD satisfaction survey, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas says, “It’s still important information. If we’re making movement in either direction, we want to reassess.”





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ber. I would put it in terms of holding steady or a slight downward trend.” Police leaders are aware that, within the districts, each single person interviewed can have a major effect on the results, Serpas said. “Maybe they had to wait a long time for an accident report, and that can kind of blow up pretty quick,” he said. Finally, it is noteworthy that Uptown residents appear to be more satisfied with their own districts than with the city as a whole — by figures well outside the margin of error. In the 2nd District, where only half the respondents were satisfied with the NOPD overall, 76 percent said they were satisfied with police performance in their neighborhoods. In the 6th District, the NOPD got a 61 percent approval rating, but 82 percent were satisfied with police work in their own neighborhood. While 75 people may not be very strong as a polling sample, it does make a substantial focus group. One question on the survey asked residents what concerned them most, and those results may be the most helpful part of the poll for individual districts, Steusloff said. For example, residents in the 2nd District showed a strong correlation between their satisfaction on violent crime and the importance of it, while they were less satisfied with property crime. The Second District has one of the lowest officer counts in the city, and Cmdr. Paul Noel has emphasized focusing his resources on reducing armed robberies and violent crime — resulting in a major drop in Uptown armed robberies this year, possibly at the expense of property-crime prevention. The district-level surveys, especially when viewed holistically, also provide an important reality check, Serpas said, and supporters of the police who attend community meetings tend to be more positive about the department, which can create a positive feedback loop that could be deceptive. “Police leaders can be drawn into a false sense of security with their existing networks of neighborhood leaders,” Serpas said. “We’re a little bit like a church — we don’t want to always be singing to the choir.” Finally, Serpas said criminal-justice experts across the country are coming to believe that a scientific survey of the entire community provides an important second way of measuring a department’s performance, better than crime statistics alone. Criminologists often decry the use of per capita FBI crime stats to measure individual departments, saying they are subject to major variations in reporting practices and local attitudes. The Crime Coalition’s survey provides an important counterpoint to those figures. “There is value here and, practically speaking, it’s better than just guessing,” Steusloff said. “I always think it’s better to make decisions with data.”



Quote of the week You walk down the streets of New York and everybody just looks so unhappy. … But in New Orleans, you get this sense that this is home and we’re connected. We’re connected through generations and we’re connected through the arts and the music and the food and the culture. I mean, it permeates the air. … Not to paint too rosy a picture, because there’s a lot of darkness there, but what I find fascinating is how you can be in a place where you sense the decay and the decadence and the elegance and the spirit and everything is just moving together.

— Actress/photographer Jessica Lange in Buzzfeed, describing her experience filming American Horror Story: Coven in New Orleans. This season of the FX television show features fictionalized takes on historical characters including Marie Laveau (played by Angela Bassett) and Madame Delphine Lalaurie (Kathy Bates). Lange has a history in New Orleans; her photographs have been exhibited at A Gallery for Fine Photography and in 2010 she was the honoree at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s annual gala.

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$86 million not sufficient for fire protection, union says More than 100 firefighters gathered outside City Hall Oct. 25 before the New Orleans City Council began its budget hearings for the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD). Wearing yellow shirts bearing the International Association of Fire Fighters union insignia and the phrase “Support New Orleans Firefighters,” the attendees rallied as speakers in the bed of a nearby truck blasted Bruce Springsteen’s cover of “Pay Me My Money Down,” and other firefighters and their supporters waved signs as cars drove past on Perdido Street. At the crux of the union’s concerns with the NOFD’s $86,248,045 budget is staffing, and whether NOFD Superintendent Timothy McConnell is properly budgeted to safely staff stations and engines throughout the city. City Council President Jackie Clarkson’s first question to McConnell was whether he has adequate staff. He answered “yes” — which was met with boos from the firefighters and their supporters in the audience. (Before the hearing outside City Hall, firefighters chanted, “If you don’t have four, you need more,” referring to fewer than four firefighters operating a truck at first response scenes. NOFD institutes a “two in, two out” policy where two firefighters manage the scene while the others operate the truck.) “Every department would love to have more staff,” McConnell told the council. “We can keep the city safe in this budget.” Union President Nicholas Felton disputed the department’s employment figures, which in Landrieu’s budget adds 98 employees in 2014. Felton said the city had 824 firefighters in 2005 and 694 in 2013, with 672 now, and

653 proposed for 2014. Felton says 30 more could be lost by December 2014 (McConnell says NOFD loses about 24 employees a year). McConnell said the department has applied for a federal grant that could enable the addition of another 60 firefighters — the current budget doesn’t allow for a recruiting class. Among the NOFD’s other goals for 2014: constructing two new fire stations, training for commercial fire inspections and installing fire detectors. In an email to Gambit, Tyler Gamble, a spokesman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu, said, “The administration continues to fund NOFD to ensure strong fire protection for the entire New Orleans community. This year the department kept response times consistent and significantly reduced the number of firefighter injuries because of better training. The proposed 2014 budget increases the NOFD’s personnel budget by more than $1 million.” Felton told Gambit that Landrieu’s response is a “smoke screen,” pointing to three studies that conclude the fire department is not applying “industry standards.” He added that 65 to 70 percent of NOFD companies are responding understaffed. McConnell said the average number of firefighters on injury leave dropped from 46 at the beginning of 2013 to 22 this month, with a “light-duty program” that gets injured firefighters back to work sooner. McConnell also said fires in the New Orleans area have decreased from 746 in 2002 to 360 in 2012. Jerry Sneed, deputy mayor of public safety and homeland security, said NOFD uses “solid information” to ensure it is budgeted and staffed safely. “We’re not looking at population, we’re looking at risk,” he said. “They have solid information to determine how to best serve this city with data.” — ALEX WOODWARD





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The annual marathon of New Orleans city agencies’ budget presentations kicked off Oct. 23 and will continue through next month until the New Orleans City Council approves the 2014 municipal budget. The opening act: a presentation on the city’s tax revenue, which funds a large part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s $504 million budget. Though the city’s property tax rate will remain the same, the city estimates collections will increase. City Council Vice President Stacy Head said property taxpayers are “overburdened,” with a smaller population paying 38 percent more than it did in 2005 — a collections rate that has steadily increased from $112 million in 2013 to a proposed $115 million in 2014, compared to $83 million in 2005. City officials also noted that the city is in debt for millions of dollars to pay off Department of Housing and Urban Development funds for commercial developments, including the abandoned Jazzland theme park and the Grand Palace Theater, both of which still owe back loans while the properties rot in eastern New Orleans. The city’s revenue department also estimates $56 million in 2014 for licenses and permits, down from $57 million in 2013. Another falling revenue source: brake tags, which have seen a 1.5 percent annual decline since 2010. — ALEX WOODWARD

Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters union carried signs and rallied for more money last week before the New Orleans City Council began budget hearings for the New Orleans Fire Department.

Mose Jefferson and former Orleans Parish School Board President Ellenese Brooks-Simms. Ramsey told Gambit in 2010 she returned the money and said it was a “mistake.” Ramsey served for 12 years on the Civil District Court bench. The District C seat covers a bulk of downtown New Orleans and Algiers. Days after Ramsey formally announced her campaign, state Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-Algiers, announced he would not seek the District C council seat. Arnold, who is dean of the state House of Representatives and term-limited, had been looking closely at the race and was widely considered a potential major challenger to Palmer. Meanwhile, the lone contender (so far) against LaToya Cantrell for her District B seat is Marlon Horton, aka 10th Ward Buck, the bounce artist and businessman who ran for the seat last year. The citywide election is Feb. 1. Qualifying for candidates is Dec. 11-13. — ALEX WOODWARD

Ramsey in for District C race Arnold says he’s not running

Former Civil District Court Judge Nadine Ramsey officially threw her hat in the ring Oct. 23 in the race for the New Orleans City Council District C seat, held currently by Kristin Gisleson Palmer. Ramsey resigned from her judgeship to run for mayor in 2010 on a platform with a zero tolerance policy on corruption — though as Gambit reported, she received $5,000 in campaign contributions (the largest single donation in her campaign kitty) from Burnell K. Moliere, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to helping transfer $40,000 in kickbacks between

Former Civil District Court Judge Nadine Ramsey announced she would be running for the District C seat on the New Orleans City Council held by incumbent Kristin Gisleson Palmer.



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‘The least political experience’ giving Obamacare opponents plenty of ammunition to argue that if the government couldn’t get a website right, how could it be entrusted to deliver health care? “They had three-plus years to get this working,” U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, RJefferson, told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. “This is like not being ready for Valentine’s Day.” Still, incumbents might keep in mind that two-thirds of voters told the Post they were looking for fresh faces in local races. That was clear in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District, where U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander’s abrupt retirement in early August opened the door for state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, to slide into Alexander’s spot. Riser had made it plain he wanted to run for Alexander’s seat someday, and he has aligned himself with Gov. Bobby Jindal during his time in the Senate. He also is a darling of the National Rifle Association, having authored the “strict scrutiny” state constitutional amendment that made Loui-

Only 24 percent of respondents said they planned to vote for their congressional representative next time. siana the most pro-Second Amendment state in the country. With those credentials, Riser didn’t need a leg up, but Alexander’s surprise retirement — followed almost immediately by Riser’s announcement of candidacy (and a slew of endorsements and fundraisers) — struck many as too coincidental. Pushback within the GOP amid claims of a “deal” to grease the skids for Riser, along with general voter dissatisfaction, produced a field of 14 candidates. Political newcomer Vance McAllister, a Republican businessman with views very similar to those of Riser, catapulted into the runoff against Riser in the Oct. 19 primary. McAllister’s chief endorsement came from Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, a north Louisiana outdoorsman who also is popular in evangelical circles. Robertson said he thought McAllister was the best candidate to represent “the anti-establishment Republican frustration sentiment,” and pointed out, “Of the major Republican candidates in this race, Vance McAllister has the least political experience.” Robertson no doubt meant that as a compliment. In their present mood, voters took it as such.


he federal government shutdown earlier this month — and the subsequent battle over lifting the debt ceiling — had national Republican leaders reaching for the Tums as they watched their approval numbers crater across the board. A Washington Post/ABC News poll taken last week found the GOP even less popular nationwide than it had been before the shutdown. A majority of respondents blamed the GOP for the shutdown, and 80 percent of those surveyed said shuttering the government had damaged the U.S. economy. Asked to express approval or disapproval over the way various political factions had handled the budget impasse, 61 percent of respondents disapproved of Democrats, but 77 percent of them disapproved of Republicans. It should come as no surprise that neither party emerged from the gridlock as a winner, though the GOP was clearly the biggest loser. Moreover, when it came to approval of tea party-affiliated politicians, respondents expressed disapproval by margins of more than 2-to-1. Only 26 percent of those surveyed approved of tea party standard-bearers, while 59 percent said they had an unfavorable impression. One result should alarm incumbents in both parties: Only 24 percent of respondents said they planned to vote for their congressional representative next time, while 66 percent said they “would look around for someone else to vote for.” So why are Louisiana’s congressional Republicans doubling down on their support for the shutdown? The answer is easy. They don’t report to House Majority Leader John Boehner, but to their constituents. And in Louisiana, gumming up the workings of the federal government, as well as being perceived as anti-anything related to President Barack Obama, is still popular among the Bayou State’s many conservative voters. Only one Louisiana House Republican — U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany of Lake Charles — voted to end the shutdown, while the rest not only didn’t vote to end it, but also continued to tout their opposition back home (and in front of any available microphone). U.S. Rep. John Fleming, RMinden, even told The New York Times he was ready to go to the mat again when the budget and debt-ceiling debates come back up early next year. That prospect no doubt gives House Republican leaders another bout of indigestion, but it plays well in bright-red rural and suburban Louisiana. The pro-shutdowners also got an early Christmas gift from President Obama when the federal government rolled out, the online portal where Americans without insurance were supposed to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The website’s launch was a fiasco from Day One — and it remains problematic three weeks later —





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Catch By acquiring a Metairie seafood institution (Bozo’s Restaurant) and turning it into Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar and Fish House, owner Ed McIntyre has made the restaurant’s 80-year legacy part of his own. P H OTO BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

McIntyre got his start watching his parents run a barbecue restaurant when he was 7 years old. His parents sold the business before he was old enough to help maintain the restaurant. Passionate about restaurants, McIntyre began working at Louisiana Purchase Kitchen as a dishwasher at age 16. “That was my first real job,” McIntyre says. “After two years, I became a cook. I owe my inspiration to the owners over there. I’m still friends with them today.” McIntyre opened several delis throughout the region, beginning in 1989 with Mr. Ed’s Deli on Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard across from Dorignac’s in Metairie. Since then, McIntyre has opened 14 restaurants ranging from burger joints to fine dining. “It’s been nonstop, and it’s been exciting watching it all come together,” McIntyre says.


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$35 to the JLNO) through Nov. 10. Cardholders can get 20 percent off at more than 140 local retailers. Purchase the card online at Swedish retailer H&M (418 N. Peters St., 855466-7467; celebrates its grand opening at noon Saturday, Nov. 16. There will be women’s, children’s, plus-size and men’s apparel, plus a home department. The first 500 shoppers in line will receive an H&M T-shirt and an Access to Fashion pass valued at $10 to $500.


pening an oyster bar in late September (the beginning of oyster season) in a seafood town seems like a low-risk venture. But when Chris “Bozo” Vodanovich offered to sell Ed McIntyre the popular seafood joint he’d run for the past 38 years, McIntyre was on the fence. “I was iffy at first,” McIntyre says. “I already own four restaurants “After thinking about it and wanting to keep the oyster bar style from Bozo’s, I decided to make the purchase.” The result is Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar and Fish House (3117 21st St., Metairie, 504-833-6310). McIntyre renovated the 4,400-square-foot restaurant, molding its menu and style into his own while keeping the standing oyster bar that attracted him to the space. “This oyster bar has been an old-fashioned stand-up oyster bar for over 38 years,” McIntyre says. “There aren’t too many places that have that style anymore. People who come in and see that we’re packed go straight to the oyster bar, have a drink, eat their oysters and go on about their business. It makes it easier on those people.” The restaurant has a wide selection of oyster dishes: raw, grilled, fried or drizzled with Buffalo sauce. The oysters come from Oakdale, La., and McIntyre says this year’s harvest has been plentiful.




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An appetizer sampler includes fried green tomatoes, oysters and calamari. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

rooms functioned appropriately as a garlic-butter delivery vehicle. And the carpaccio, shaved thin and draped delicately over a chilled hunk of marble, was nothing less than remarkable. Thoughtful execution applied to entrees as well. A deeply flavorful, slow-braised beef short rib was fall-off-the bone tender and plated with a hearty helping of Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes, and the filet mignon came out perfectly medium rare with a salty, seared crust. There were a few missteps. The bouillabaisse sported only two shrimp, four mussels and little of the promised squid, filled out with rice and shredded crab. Veal piccata was a nicely executed classic, but hardly seemed to justify the $30 price tag. The temperature of our respective plates varied wildly: The veal arrived at room temperature, but the bouillabaisse seemed to have been transported from the surface of the sun. Overall, it’s an enjoyable and satisfying experience, and longtime lovers of Dick & Jenny’s can rest assured that the new Italian additions to the menu pair well with the Louisiana favorites.


Dick & Jenny’s


4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-894-9880; www.


Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat.

how much expensive

what works

well-executed Italian and Louisiana fare in a funky environment; fantastic carpaccio

what doesn’t

weak bouillabaisse, inconsistent plate temperatures

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Louisiana favorites and Northern Italian fare in a relaxed atmosphere

Chef Greg Fonseca of Booty’s Street Food (800 Louisa St., 504-266-2887;, the Bywater’s home of fresh fruit daiquiris and international bites, has returned from a nine-day stint at the much lauded Restaurant Gustu in Bolivia, and he’s brought some inspiration back with him. The globe-trotting restaurant’s new fall menu has a few intriguing additions, most notably “anticuchos,” a traditional dish of grilled beef heart that Fonseca pairs with potatoes, peanut-aji amarillo salsa and Uyuni salt. Another new arrival from La Paz is queso humacha, a dish featuring choclo (Peruvian corn), potatoes, olives, queso duro and llajua, a spicy chili sauce. The new items join the restaurant’s collection of staple and snack items from India, Spain, South Korea, Greece, Brazil and other countries. Both dishes are $7 and are on the restaurant’s dinner menu, available starting at 3 p.m. weekdays and 3:30 p.m. weekends. — SCOTT GOLD

Links and vines

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation holds back-to-back fundraisers Nov. 8-9. Boudin, Bourbon and Beer is Friday at The Foundry (333 St. Joseph St., 504586-1309;, followed by Carnivale du Vin Saturday at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.(601 Loyola Ave., 504-561-1234; The more casual event, Boudin, Bourbon and Beer (, features sausages made by more than 40 local and visiting chefs. It’s hosted by co-chairs Lagasse, Mario Batali and Donald Link. Local participants include Frank Brigtsen (Brigtsen’s), Susan Spicer (Bayona, Mondo), John Besh (August, Borgne, Besh Steak), John Folse (Restaurant R’evolution), Sue Zemanick (Gautreau’s), Alon Shaya (Domenica), Aaron Burgau (Patois), Justin Devillier (La Petite Grocery), Tory McPhail (ComPAGE 28


ew Orleanians are usually intrigued when a longstanding establishment declares a change of ownership and a new direction. Local ears perked up when Dick & Jenny’s announced that it had a couple of new owners. Many wondered if it would change, and if so, how much? Cristiano Raffignone and Kelly Barker, Dick & Jenny’s new proprietors, are no strangers to the Uptown dining scene. They already have Martinique Bistro under their umbrella as well as Cristiano Ristorante in Houma. After testing the waters with Northern Italian menu items at a Cristiano pop-up Monday nights at Martinique, Raffignone and Barker made their move at the adored Tchoupitoulas Street restaurant. Much to the relief of Dick & Jenny’s longtime patrons, its new owners decided to keep much of the restaurant intact and relatively unchanged at first, even retaining Chef Stacy Hall. The funky decor remained unaltered, right up to the hand-decorated dinner plates adorning the walls celebrating Dick & Jenny’s original patrons. Changes, however, were bound to come eventually. Cristiano Ristorante chef Lindsay Mason — now executive chef at Dick & Jenny’s — worked with Hall to create a menu that pays homage to the “two boots”: Louisiana and Italy, a culinary mash-up of Raffignone and Barker’s success with Italian fare with the Louisiana flavors Dick & Jenny’s customers have enjoyed for years. Having not been to Dick & Jenny’s since it changed hands, I was comforted to see that the decor had the same fun vibe I’d always enjoyed; however, the new owners added white tablecloths. That may seem a trifling detail, but it’s indicative of the quirky duality of the restaurant. The tables are lined with white linen and the menu includes a $38 osso buco, but servers work the room in black Dick & Jenny’s T-shirts and bartenders wearing plaid cowboy shirts mix craft cocktails. A sense of duality applies to the food as well. The revamped menu isn’t a culinary fusion of Louisiana and Italian cuisines as much as it is a pairing of the two. There are corn-fried oysters as well as Caprese salad. House-made pappardelle with pulled duck confit shares billing with a stuffed pork loin served with sauteed spinach and grits. The result of the dual options was mostly enjoyable. The fried calamari, often a pedestrian appetizer, were perfectly crispy and paired with bright tomato sauce. Sauteed escargot with smoked bacon and wild mush-









mander’s Palace), Phillip LoChefs Donald Link, Mario Batali and pez (Root), Nathanial Zimet (Boucherie) and many others. Emeril Lagasse at Boudin, Bourbon Visiting chefs include John and Beer in 2012. Currence of City Grocery in P H O T O BY S T E V EN F R EEM A N Oxford, Miss., Matt Abdoo and Terry Scotto of Del Posto Restorant in New York, former Top Chef contestant Ed Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisiville, Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker in Nashville and others. Sponsors providing drinks include Abita Brewing Company, bourbon distiller Buffalo Trace, Au Bon Climat Winery, Fiji Water and others. Musical entertainment is by Grace Potter, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Packway Handle Band. Tickets to the event are $99. Carnivale du Vin ( is a black tie affair at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Food is by Lagasse and chefs from his restaurants, Besh, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen, Aaron Sanchez, Jacques Torres and others. The event features an auction and entertainment by Sammy Hagar & the Wabos and Locos Por Juana. The event is sold out. The James Beard Foundation recognized Lagasse as its Humanitarian of the Year in 2013. In 2012, the two events raised $2.2 million, and the foundation ( has raised more than $16 million since 2005. The foundation has supported Cafe Reconcile, Edible School Yard New Orleans, the culinary program at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, St. Michael Special School, Second Harvest Food Bank and other programs. — WILL COVIELLO

Hearty dining

Steaks and burgers might not seem like the most heart healthy diet, but Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse and Phil’s Grill (which serves veggie burgers and lean meat patties) are among the restaurants participating in the Eat Fit NOLA and the American Heart Association’s ( National Eating Healthy Day on Nov. 6. Participating restaurants pledge to donate 10 percent of sales to the American Heart Association. Participating restaurants include Apolline, Fury’s, Huckleberry’s, Patois, Sainte Marie, Terrazu, Tony Moran’s, Magasin and Vega Tapas Cafe. —WILL COVIELLO




3-COURSE interview

Kimberly Patton-Bragg Florida native Kimberly Patton-Bragg has stirred up drinks behind the bar at a number of New Orleans venues, including Domenica, Swizzle Stick Bar and a couple of chef Dominique Macquet’s restaurants. These days Patton-Bragg is behind the bar at Tivoli & Lee in The Hotel Modern, where she shares her love of American whiskey and occasionally lends her shoulder to Miss Scarlett, the Modern’s parrot mascot.

One of the specialties of the bar program at Tivoli & Lee is American whiskey. Why did you decide to focus on that?


Mixologist at Tivoli & Lee

You’re also known for your craft cocktails. How would best describe the type of drinks you like to mix up? P: “Culinary contemporary style,” would be the best way to describe it. I use a lot of fresh fruits and herbs, and do a fair bit of infusing in the kitchen. I communicate closely with the chef to see what products we have coming in so we can keep things seasonal and responsible and sustainable whenever possible. But most important was the realization that this is a bar for the restaurant, not the other way around. It’s important for the food and drinks to pair well. The chef is doing a dish with pepper jelly for fall: ravioli with duck confit, smoked onion broth, pork belly marmalade and pepper jelly. So I decided to make a cocktail using pepper jelly to pair with it. It’s called the Highlighter, a gin cocktail with Suze gentian liqueur, Chartreuse and pepper jelly. The name comes from its bright, vivid yellow color.

You also make a drink called the Cereal Killer, which employs “cereal milk” as an ingredient. What was the inspiration behind that? P: I was eating cereal with a hangover when I came up with that one. I made a version of it for Tales of the Cocktail a few years ago for the apprentice’s welcome breakfast. I decided to revive it here, so I tweaked the recipe a bit and brought it back. It’s made using Rebel Yell whiskey, sugar, vanilla and milk that I’ve infused with Honey Smacks cereal. It’s like all of that good stuff at the bottom of the bowl that you loved when you were a kid, only with bourbon in it. It’s our version of the bourbon milk punch. It’s great as a brunch cocktail, and people seem to really love it. — SCOTT GOLD

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P: We’re serving modern Southern food here, so I thought, “What makes more sense to go with that than a Southern spirit like bourbon?” Not to mention that it’s one of the nearest and dearest spirits to my heart. Our whiskey program is extensive, going anywhere from inexpensive bonded whiskeys like Rittenhouse Rye and Mellow Corn, to rare, high-end boutique collections like Col. Taylor Tornado. That is some good bourbon and not easy to find. We also serve a whiskey flight of the day every day, as well as several other specially selected American whiskey pairings. We’ve been trying to keep it as light and fun as possible. There have been groups of four or six who come in and order small plates, and I’ll take them through a whiskey tasting, which is a great time.







BEER buzz


At the turn of the 20th century, brewing in Shreveport was a small but significant industry. In 1908, however, well before Prohibition, Caddo Parish, where Shreveport is located, outlawed the sale and consumption of alcohol. As in many other areas, this stunted the brewing industry long after Prohibition was repealed. More than 100 years later, two breweries in Shreveport have — within two days of each other — received their licenses to brew. Red River Brewing (, the first to be licensed, poured its first commercially available beer Oct. 19 at Shreveport’s BREW festival, which is fitting given that five years ago, “It was that experience that planted the seeds of what would become Red River Brewing Company,” says co-founder Beau Raines. On Oct. 15, Great Raft Brewing (, founded by Shreveport natives Andrew and Lindsay Nations, sold the first pint of Shreveport-brewed beer since 1908. They plan to begin regular production this week and will provide beer to 15 accounts in northwest Louisiana by Thanksgiving. Great Raft’s tasting room will open by the end of the year, Lindsay says. “We hope to continue to educate people about beer — both how it’s made and the variety of styles available,” she says. “The tasting room will be a place where people can come and talk about beer, learn about it, or just hang out and enjoy it.” Shreveport has a long way to go before reaching “beer town” status. “We are seeing things moving in the right direction,” says Lindsay, pointing out that Shreveport is the only city in Louisiana with two production breweries, and that the local beer palate is shifting to a local craft-oriented direction. “All of this was nonexistent a year ago and we expect this trend to continue at a rapid pace,” Raines says. — NORA MCGUNNIGLE

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Named for the May 1810 revolution that resulted in Argentina’s independence from Spanish rule, El Libre embodies the fresh and bright characteristics of New World white wines with its delightful balance, aromatic floral notes and lively acidity. Torrontes is the country’s top white wine grape, with three distinct related variations, and is believed to be a descendent of both the Muscat of Alexandria family as well as Mission grapes, originally brought from Spain for planting at missions in North and South America. The diverse climatic conditions of the Andes mountain range have major influences on vineyards. Widely varying day-to-night temperatures encourage growers to lengthen the growing season, producing a better balance of ripeness and acidity. Hand harvested fruit was vinified in stainless steel tanks. In the glass, stone fruit aromas emerge with classic apricot, peach and a touch of spice. On the palate, taste slightly off-dry notes of citrus, melon, tropical fruit and minerality. Drink it with pasta bordelaise, pan-seared fish, oysters and other shellfish, salads, herb-roasted chicken and soft cheeses. Buy it at: Pearl Wine Co. and Rouses in Uptown, Mid-City and on Airline Drive in Metairie. — BRENDA MAITLAND


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2 Coquette

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Butternut squash cavatelli is served with fried chicken, local shiitake mushrooms and a drizzle of maple syrup.


Potato gnocchi are topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, ricotta and basil breadcrumbs.

4 Mariza

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Green tagliatelle is tossed with guanciale, red onion, olives and pickled peppers.

5 Pizza Delicious

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Bucatini carbonara is served with a farm egg, pancetta, peas and Parmesan.


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Boo Koo BBQ & Burgers, Empanada Intifada, NOLA Girl, The NOLA Truck and Nate the Pie Guy participate. My House NOLA, Finn McCool’s, Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, offBEAT Magazine and Old New Orleans Rum host.

Calling it Home Festival

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Docville Farm, Oak Grove, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway, Violet, 504-606-7436 There’s music, dancing, gumbo, stuffed mirlitons, raw and char-grilled oysters, po-boys, seafood, barbecue, cooking demonstrations, crafts and exhibits. There’s also a fais do do and a jambalaya cook-off to benefit United Way. The festival is presented by Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) and The Meraux Foundation. Admission $10.

Bitters with Scot Mattox

5 p.m. Monday, SoBou, W French Quarter, 310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095,

Scot Mattox, creator of El Guapo Bitters, hosts a workshop on making and using bitters. Participants will make their own bottles of bitters to take home. Appetizers will be served. The event is presented by SoFAB and the Museum of the American Cocktail. Visit for tickets. Registration $35.




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AFRICAN Motherland Cafe — 1700 N. Galvez St., (504) 342-3996; — 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) 229-2484; www. — 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. — 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. $$ Somethin’ Else Cafe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Treasure Island Buffet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; — 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 Bayou Beer Garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Down the Hatch — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 5220909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. 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 latenight daily. Credit cards. $ Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 8265605; www.therendoninn. com — The Boudreaux burger

combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewoodsmoked 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; — 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. — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ Hickory Prime BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They 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. — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of



pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. 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. The Cobb salad features romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, applewoodsmoked bacon, blue cheese, croutons and buttermilk ranch or honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Cheeseburger Eddie’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www. — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chilicheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


CHINESE Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 4823935 — 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. $

COFFEE/DESSERT Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 4861465; — 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 offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www. — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ One Restaurant & Lounge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes inlcuding char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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CREOLE Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — 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. — 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. PAGE 37


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Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www. — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads on Oak — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. 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. — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed.,

Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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 salad dressed with Parmesanwhite balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotlemarinated 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) 4837001 — 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. $








DELI Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; — 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. — 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 housemade 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. $

ETHIOPIAN Cafe Abyssinia — 3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238 — The menu includes a variety of wots, traditional stews served over injera bread, and tibs, dishes of sauted meats or vegetables. Yebeb alicha is lamb in mild garlicginger curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH Baie Rouge — 4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; www. — 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 smoked pork jus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Martinique Bistro — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro. com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. New Zealand lamb loin is served with cucumber and sweet

onion pickles, Israeli couscous, Meyer lemon-watercress aioli and tomato-sherry vinegar demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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. $$



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) 7378146; — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIAN Julie’s Little India Kitchen At Schiro’s — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www. — 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. $$ Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream

Kerry Seaton serves fried chicken and Creole soul food dishes at Willie Mae’s Scotch House (2401 St. Ann St., 504-822-9503). P H O TO BY C HERY L G ERBER

sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Giovanni — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Maximo’s Italian Grill — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www. — 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, herbroasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; — 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. $$$ Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Ristorante Filippo — 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie (504) 835-4008 — The Creole-Italian menu includes a crabmeat salad featuring half of a tomato filled with jumbo lump crabmeat over romaine lettuce dressed with remoulade and balsamic vinaigrette. Veal Sorrentina is sauted veal layered with prosciutto and eggplant, topped with marinara and mozzarella and served with spaghetti marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like veal- and spinachstuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is

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. $$ Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; — 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. $$ Rock-N-Sake — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Yuki Izakaya — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www. — 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 PAGE 39


Ignatius Eatery — 3121 Magazine St., (504) 8990242; 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. $$ The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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.  $$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www. — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$$ Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 8229503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$





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LATIN AMERICAN La Macarena Pupseria and Latin Cafe — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www. — 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. $$


Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; — 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. $$$ Sainte Marie — 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www.saintemarienola. com — Barbecue jerk shrimp are served with coconut rice and mango chow chow. Sam’s Yak A Mein combines braised beef, chicken, shrimp, egg noodles and a soft-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Tomas Bistro — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewoodsmoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Tommy’s Wine Bar — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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 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. — 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 recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 8999308; www.thecolumns. com — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob. com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Little Gem Saloon — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; — Little Gem offers creative contemporary and Creole dishes and live jazz. Louisiana black drum is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with spinach, blackeyed peas and sherry cream. Rabbit and cauliflower gratin is served with apple-cabbage preserves. Reservations PAGE 41


7 On Fulton — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; — New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Ovenroasted 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. $$ Dick & Jenny’s — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 8949880; www.dickandjennys. com — The menu combines contemporary Creole dishes and Italian items from Christiano’s pop-up. Pork loin roulade is stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts and served with spinach, stoneground grits and balsamicinfused pork jus. Pappardelle is served with pulled duck confit, charred pepper and mustard greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$ Manning’s — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$$





recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Siberia — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; 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. $


PIZZA Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — 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. — The Holy Shiitake pie tops an olive oil and garlic brushed crust with shiitake,

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS Bear’s at the Bottomline — 3309 Division St., Metairie, (504) 4556613 — Bear’s po-boys feature Gendusa loaves filled with its signature roast beef, fried shrimp and other standards. Burgers are char-broiled. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ 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. The 10-ounce Bear burger is topped with roast beef debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on a toasted brioche seeded bun and served with fries or loaded potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Dress It — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ 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 sausage 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. — Wilma’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thinsliced 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. — 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. $$ Chad’s Bistro — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat is a bread loaf filled with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Galley Seafood Restaurant — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 8320955 — 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. $$ Grand Isle — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www. — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and caramelized onions. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — 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. $$ Sergio’s Seafood — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www.facebook. com/sergiosseafoodnola — The Fritanga plate includes a grilled petit filet mignon, pork loin, gallo pinto, fried plantains, fried cream cheese and cabbage salad. Center-cut beef tenderloin is topped with chimichurri and served with a baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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STEAKHOUSE Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www. — 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. $$$

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 late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Vega Tapas Cafe — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; — 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; — 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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Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www. — 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. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and chicken fried steak served with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www. — 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. $$

button and portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions, mozzarella, montamore and Parmesan cheeses and black truffle oil. The Enlightened Spinach salad is topped with dried cherries, apples, candied pecans and feta cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; — 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. $





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Olivier and other award nominations. It won the 2010 Olivier for best play. Also notable about the New York show is that it was only the second Broadway production of a play by a black woman. The first, more than 50 years earlier, was Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. (Mountaintop was quickly followed by Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, the third black female playwright on Broadway.) Anthony Bean Community Theater also presented Raisin in the Sun, and Bean played a starring role. His other lead role was in A Soldier’s Story. “People would assume that because I have a theater that I’d be in all the lead roles,” Bean says. “It’s hard to direct and run the theater and do everything that requires at the same time.” Bean has written many of the productions presented at the theater, including many of the youth plays and musicals. The theater presents a mix of works that he refers to as plays with messages and art for art’s sake. “Being an African-American theater, you almost have to do message plays where you educate the community,” he says. In many cases, he’s found plays that work for both categories. His company has presented all of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s 10-play, decade-bydecade cycle about black life in the 20th century.

Most recently Bean directed Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Monica R. Harris and Anthony Bottom. Most of the works Bean star in The Mountaintop. call for large ensembles, and P H O T O BY C H ERY L G ERB ER The Mountaintop is the first work to have a cast smaller than four players. NOV The Mountaintop For Mountaintop, Bean 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; asked Harold X. Evans to 3 p.m. Sun. THRU direct. Evans frequently NOV Anthony Bean performs at the theater, but Community Theater this is his first time directing there. He found it an easy 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. offer to accept. 504-862-7529 “[Bean] has a vision of what he wants to do,” Evans www.anthonybeansays. “[Harris] is real sional. So I won’t have to do Tickets $20 adults, much directing at all.” $18 students/seniors In looking back on the day before King’s assassination, Hall ties together much about what King was doing as well as things he couldn’t know. The play fittingly has many great and small moments and it’s an intriguing work about a man who was already larger than life but still human.




n the 13 years he has run his namesake theater, Anthony Bean has only appeared onstage a handful of times. He wasn’t planning on taking the stage this season, but then frequent collaborator John Grimsley shared the script of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. “When I read it, everything stopped,” Bean says. “I changed our schedule, and moved this up. It’s powerful. I said, ‘We have to do this now.’” The Mountaintop is about Martin Luther King Jr. and a hotel maid he meets in Memphis, Tenn. The work takes place in the late hours of April 3, 1968. Bean decided to play the role of King himself, which he sometimes refers to as Samuel L. Jackson’s role. The Mountaintop received a popular and protested production on Broadway in 2011. Jackson played the much younger King (who was 39 when he was shot), and Angela Bassett played Camae, a hotel maid with a thick Southern accent. She’s full of folk wisdom and is at times foul-mouthed and strangely worldly. Mountaintop is a work of fiction, and it is not primarily about King’s civil rights work. The play is set in his hotel room as King visits Memphis during a sanitation workers’ strike. He’s waiting on a coworker to retrieve a pack of cigarettes and when he orders coffee from room service, Camae brings it to his room. She also has cigarettes, and they start to talk and flirt while sharing a smoke. Camae is aware that he’s married and although she obviously has great respect for his work, she’s not starstruck. In an example of Hall’s adept writing, Camae says she is accustomed to “cleaning up after other people’s messes.” Monica R. Harris, who recently appeared in Cripple Creek Theatre’s Clybourne Park, plays Camae. The play’s King is complex. He’s aware that the FBI spies on him and he has dangerous political enemies. He also knows there are great hopes placed on his leadership, by the workers in Memphis and internationally. He has petty vices, including his cigarette smoking, and greater ones as well. At times in the work, he references his speeches and sermons, but those are the only parts in the play that call for a voice similar to the actual Martin Luther King Jr. Both King and Camae say things that could be taken as heretical, either to the faithful or those who prefer to keep King on a pedestal. That sparked some of the protests surrounding the initial New York production. The work did not premiere in the U.S. Although Hall graduated from Columbia University in 2003, her precocious work opened in London, where it drew




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All show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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


Old U.S. Mint — Crocodiles, Brass Bed, Royal Bangs, 7:30

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Not Half Bad, TJ Barends, The Shiz, Two Day Nation, The Perdition, 7 Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 7 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8; Nigel Hall, 9 The Civic Theatre — Waterboys, 7 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8


Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6


One Eyed Jacks — Surfer Blood, Team Spirit, Andy Boay, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Republic New Orleans — Brass-A-Holics Album Release Party, 7:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Stanton Moore, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 Tropical Isle Original — Way Too Early, 1

d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9

Yuki Izakaya — Alex McMurray, 8

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Top Cat Benny, 9:30


East New Orleans Regional Library — NOJO Master Series, 4 Hi-Ho Lounge — Songwriters Gumbo, 8 House of Blues — GWAR, Whitechapel, Iron Reagan, A Band of Orcs, 7:30

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Uzala, Mike Scheidt, Mount Salem, 8 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7

Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9

Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8 & 9

Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 11

Buffa’s Lounge — Gardenia Moon, 7

Whither Thurston Moore? Last year, the guitar fetishist joined the tungsten-heavy supergroup Twilight, adding black-metal bandit to a resume that reads like that of a reborn renaissance man: noise legend, boundary pusher, heart psychic, cinematic scorekeeper, NatGeo narrator, academy arborist, thought demolisher, Music Boxer. Idling in the purgatory between Sonic Death and Ciccone Youth, Moore never abandoned the hide-and-seek game he started with Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo, even as his players ceased to be found — ex-everything PHOTO BY Gordon joining Bill Nace to CARLOS form Body/Head; six-string VA N H I J F T E twin Ranaldo discorporating into the Dust. Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving 2011 solo outing, the Beck-produced NOV with Merchandise Demolished Thoughts, is the ringing in his ears after 30 years of feedback; 10 p.m. Monday however gently and oddly moving, it One Eyed Jacks, pins his weird wings behind a pane 615 Toulouse St. of glass, a formerly unidentifiable flying object grounded in the names of 504-569-8361 taxidermy and taxonomy. On Chelsea Light Moving — the self-titled debut of a new ensemble, named for an actual New York moving company run by Philip Glass and Steve Reich in the early 1970s — he begins in the same vein, bending light and color into notes and chords on misleading opener “Heavenmetal.” It’s all churned into a thick black soup on “Alighted,” the eight minutes of which play like a descent into atonal madness, coming to rest in a distortion carpet-bombing and its charred aftermath. Once he’s crossed over, there’s no going back, and so Moore goes deeper: assuaging Roky Erickson with the 13th Floor-elevating “Empires of Time,” autopsying murdered East Village couple James Leroy Hutchinson and Linda Fitzpatrick on “Groovy & Linda” and shouting out William Burroughs and Frank O’Hara on beaten-poetry epics “Burroughs” and “Frank O’Hara Hit.” Tampa, Fla., underdog Merchandise, which appended 2012 favorite Children of Desire (Katorga Works) with April’s Totale Nite EP, opens. Tickets $16. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


Cafe Negril — Gettin’ It, 7; Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8; Andreux & the See of Sounds, 10 Circle Bar — Deer Tracks, Bobby Jealousy, 10 The Civic Theatre — 2 Cellos, 7 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Deanie’s Seafood — Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sarah McCoy, 9:30 Hangar 13 — Eye Empire, True Becoming, Mindset Evolution, Wreckage Revival, First Fracture, 8:30 Hard Rock Cafe — The Josh Garett Band, 9 House of Blues — Widespread Panic, Sunny Ortiz, Ike Stubblefield, Beth McKee, 9; Jet Lounge, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; NOJO Jam, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Boukou Groove,  10 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Prytania Bar — Jon Brown, Kelcy Mae, 9 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Joe Krown, 8:30 Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 9 Saenger Theatre — Diana Ross, 8 The Sandbar at UNO — Masters Performance feat. Steve Masakowski, Ed Petersen, Victor Atkins, 7 PAGE 46




Siberia — Mike Scheidt, Uzala, Mount Salem, Red Shield, 6; Watain, In Solitude, Tribulation, Abysmal Lord, 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; The Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Three Muses — Linnzi Zaorski, 5; Kristin Diable & The City, 9 Yuki Izakaya — Kanako Fuwa’s Moshi Moshi feat. Detroit Brooks, 8

THURSDAY 31 AllWays Lounge — Halloween Cover Show, 8 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7; Mike Dillon Band Feat. Gravity A, 10 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand, 8; Sick Stuntet Sextet, 11:30; Sick Stuntet Sextet, 11:30 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Glen David Andrews, 7:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Carl LeBlanc Trio, 5; George French Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Papa Mali, Johnny Vidacovich & Cass Faulconer, 8


Circle Bar — The Gnarltones, Jason & the Kruegers, Dinola, 10


The Civic Theatre — Galactic feat. Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Covington Trailhead — Vince Vance & the Valiants, 5 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Morning 40 Federation, King James & the Special Men, 10 Dragon’s Den — Trick or Freak: Sky Deejay, DJ Trashy, Matthew Play, Paul B, 9 Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Hangar 13 — Twerktober feat. Westbank Red, 10 House of Blues — SOJA, Nahko, Medicine for the People, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Revivalists, Naughty Professor, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Purple Disrepect feat. Irvin Mayfield, 8; James Rivers Movement, 8 Lafreniere Park — Band Camp, 6

Little Gem Saloon — Paul Sanchez, 5; PAJAMA-RAMA with the Bayou Brothers feat. Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, Graham Robinson and Darcy Malone, 9:30 & 11

Porter, Jr., Terrence Higgins & Mike Dillon, 11

Maple Leaf Bar — 2nd Annual Octobervich Halloween Blowout, 10:30

Freret Street Publiq House — Stooges Brass Band, 9

Old Point Bar — Gaunga Dyns, 8

DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Fitzpatrick, 10

Gasa Gasa — Gypsyphonic Disko, Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr, 9

One Eyed Jacks — Quinton & Miss Pussycat with zZz, Babes, Cock Hunter, DJ 9ris 9ris, DJ Pompeii, 9

Green Room — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste Jr., 10

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Geno Delafose, 8:30

Howlin’ Wolf — Dumpstaphunk feat. Norwood Fisher, Roosevelt Collier, 9

The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Kirk Duplantis Trio, 9 Spice Bar & Grill — Stooges Brass Band, 9 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 2; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5; Tom McDermott, 5; Shotgun Jazz Band, 9 Tipitina’s — Blues Traveler, 10:30 Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Black Pearl, 11

House of Blues — Curren$y, 11

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Joy Theater — STS9, midnight Kerry Irish Pub — Tim Robertson, 5; Dreamland feat. Ricky Castrillo, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Josh Paxton, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 10; New Orleans Suspects & Special Guests, 1:30 a.m. Oak — Mumbles, 9

FRIDAY 1 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Scorseses, 9 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & BBQ Swingers, 7; Strange Roux feat Honorable South, 9; Treme Brass Band, 10; Ike Stubblefield & Friends feat. June Yamagishi and Jamal Watson, midnight Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 9 Buffa’s Lounge — HONOR, 5 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Jazz Quartet, 5; Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9

Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Hill Country Hounds, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Revolution II: A Prince Dance Party with DJ Soul Sister and the DMSR Dancers, 10 Prytania Bar — Native America, Heat Dust, Wild Moth, Exquisites, 9 Rock ’N’ Bowl — 25th Anniversary Party Jam, 9:30 Siberia — Spindrift, Hairy Lamb, 6; Happy Talk Band, Rotary Downs, Crystal Joy, 9 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 2; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10; Voodoo Town, 1 a.m. St. Roch Tavern — James Jordan & the Lonely Nights Band, 8 Three Muses — Royal Roses, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9

Carrollton Station — John Paul, 7

Tipitina’s — Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Mike Dillon Band, 12:30 a.m.

Checkpoint Charlie — El DeOrazio, 7

Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7

Chickie Wah Wah — Paul Sanchez, 8

Warehouse Grille — William Funk, 7

Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9


d.b.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Freaks of Funk feat. Eric McFadden, George

21st Amendment — Chance Bushman, Adam Arredondo, Russell Ramirez, Joseph

MUSIC LISTINGS Faison, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Rights of Passage, 9 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Washboard Chaz Trio, 7; Yojimbo, 10; Honey Island Swamp Band, 11

Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., 9:30 Siberia — Bounce Night feat. Katey Red, Magnolia Rhome, Killy Keys, HaSizzle, Danger Boys, DJ Lil Man, 10

Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 6

Spotted Cat — Antoine Diel & the N.O. Misfit Power, 2; Davis Rogan Band, 10

Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8 & 9

Three Muses — Kris Tokarski, 6; Riccardo Crespo, 9

Buffa’s Lounge — Swamp Donkeys, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 5 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Carl LeBlanc Jazz Band, 9 Checkpoint Charlie — Sweet Jones, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Red Dirt Rangers, 9 The Civic Theatre — The Ready Set feat. Cameron Richard, 7 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; C.C. Adcock & the Louisiana Marquis, Royal Teeth, 11

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz, 10 Green Room — Colossal Heads, Peter Gun Band, 9

Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Montegut, 11

SUNDAY 3 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; To Be Continued Brass Band, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot, 11 a.m. The Civic Theatre — An Evening with Pikelny, Sutton, Bulla, Bales & Cobb, 7 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Chris Mule & the Perpetrators, 10 DMac’s — Michael Pearce, 11 a.m; Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 6 Docville Farm — Paul Sanchez, T’Cannille, Bruce Daigrepont, Billy Gregory, Band of Excellence and more, 11 a.m.

Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 8 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & the Samurai, 8 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10 Dmac’s Bar & Grill — Danny Alexander, 8 Hard Rock Cafe — Domenic Fusca, 9 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Girl in a Coma, The Honorable South, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Treme Brass Band, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Gram Parsons Tribute feat. Speed the Mule, 8 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 One Eyed Jacks — Chelsea Light Moving (feat. Thurston Moore), Merchandise, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Jazz Factory Night with the James Partridge Septet, 9

House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Cody Blaine, 1

House of Blues — Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.

Siberia — RVIVR, Mea Culpa, Bitchface, 9

Howlin’ Wolf — Fear the Funk Super Jam feat. George Porter Jr, Nigel Hall, June Yamagishi, David Shaw, Marco Benevento, Norwood Fisher, Eric McFadden, Mike Dillon, Jermal Watson, Ed Williams, Rob Ingraham, Terrence Houston, 9

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Tyler’s Revisited feat. Germain Bazzle, 8

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

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Glen David Andrews, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Eric McFadden, Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys), Eric Vogel & Terence Higgins perform Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, 11; Electric Rage Sunrise Set feat. Marco Benevento, Roosevelt Collier, Terrance Higgins & special guests, 1:30 a.m. Morning Call — Billy D. Chapman, 10 a.m. Oak — Hazy Ray, 9

Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10 Morning Call — Billy D. Chapman, 10 a.m. The Mushroom — The Body, 7

Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6 Three Muses — Norbert, Shaye & Erika, 7 Tipitina’s — Cocorosie, Kembra, 9

Old Point Bar — John Autin, 3:30

Yuki Izakaya — Miki Fujii & Friends, 8

Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2


Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10

Old Point Bar — Damn Union, 9:30

Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30; Mario Abney, 8

Prytania Bar — Pigeon Town, South Jones, 9

Yuki Izakaya — Morella & the Wheels of If, 8

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12 Years a Slave According to Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., 12 Years a Slave (R) 101 former slaves in the antebellum South published firsthand accounts of their enslavement. But only one of those stories tells Directed by Steve McQueen of a 19th-century American — a free person of color — who was Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael kidnapped, sold into slavery and later rescued to resume a life of Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, freedom. That true tale belongs to Solomon Northup of Saratoga Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti Springs, N.Y. and his 1853 book, Twelve Years a Slave. No one knows for sure how may free people of color were kidnapped Wide release in Northern states (where slavery had been gradually abolished starting in the late 1700s) and sold into slavery in the South, but experts agree it was thousands per year. Despite its unique status as a window into our history, Northup’s book remained out of print through most of the 20th century. A bestseller in its time, it is not widely read today. Filmmaker Steve McQueen’s powerful adaptation of 12 Years a Slave seems destined to restore Northup’s story to its rightful place in the public consciousness. The Oscars it likely will earn won’t hurt that a bit. It’s a film people will watch and talk about for many years to come. Hollywood has never been shy about depicting slavery as part of America’s early landscape, whether romanticizing the lifestyle it afforded Southern whites (Gone With the Wind) or indulging in an overdue revenge fantasy (Quentin Tarantino’s recent Django Unchained). 12 Years a Slave seems to exist in its own space apart from cinematic history. Many will have trouble watching scenes that depict the horrors of slavery, but the film is remarkably evenhanded, and has an almost matter-of-fact quality that disguises its expert storytelling. It doles out movie-style drama and emotion in relatively small portions. That approach surely is grounded in respect for the subject matter. But as a British man of African descent, director McQueen seems to have just enough distance from the American experience of slavery to depict it realistically on film for the very first time. As Northup, award-winning British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men) embodies the courage and dignity at the story’s center. His understated work is key to the film’s success. Then there’s Michael Fassbender, who was largely discovered by McQueen and has now appeared in all three of his feature films (including Hunger and Shame). Fassbender’s Edwin Epps — a real-life Louisiana plantation owner who remains legendary for his acts of extreme cruelty — is a ferocious creation, a tormented man at odds with his own psyche. Fassbender has five films slated for release in 2014 and seems an unstoppable force; and I believe he may be the finest actor of his generation. There are a lot of major movies shot in the New Orleans area these days, but 12 Years a Slave is one of very few that only could have been made here. All four of the plantations in the film are located 20 to 65 miles miles upriver from New Orleans, and two key urban scenes were shot in the French Quarter and Uptown. It’s easy to forget that the nation’s largest slave market existed in our city 150 years ago. That shared history may be something we’d rather quarantine to the past, but looking it squarely in the eye is a much better idea. — KEN KORMAN






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Grease (PG-13) — The screening of the classic musical is presented as sing-along. Midnight Friday & Saturday, Prytania JFK: A President Betrayed (NR) — Morgan Freeman narrates a documentary exploring little-known facts about JFK’s presidency. 7:30 p.m. Monday Not My Life (NR) — The World Affairs Council of New Orleans hosts a screening of a film about human trafficking, along with an open forum and reception. 5 p.m. Sunday, Zeitgeist Pearl Jam 20 (NR) — Cameron Crowe’s rockumentary features interviews and concert footage, including some from New Orleans. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Zeitgeist

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OPENINGS Academy Gallery. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111; — “The 2013 Annual Miniature Exhibition,” mixed media group exhibition. Artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; — Mixed media group exhibition. Artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Ashe Cultural Arts Center. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — “The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present,” National Museum of Mexican Art pieces about the contributions of Africans to Mexican culture. Opening reception 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — “Goodman and Oles,” woodwork by David Goodman and ceramics by John Oles. Reception 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Saturday. Dutch Alley Artist’s Co-Op. 912 N. Peters St., (504) 412-9220; www.dutchalleyartistsco-op. com — “The 10th Anniversary Celebration of Dutch Alley Artists Co-Op,” mixed media group exhibition. Artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, featuring live entertainment by the New Orleans Celtic Harp Ensemble. Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “One More for the Road,” paintings about 1920s New Orleans bar life by Ann Cox Strub. Artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday. Lemieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Nondescript Landscapes,” sculpture by Elizabeth Chen. Artist’s reception

Mid-City Studios. 4436 Toulouse St.; — Mixed media group exhibition. Open house, artists’ reception and sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks. com — Glass by Kyle Herr and Andy Katz, 3-D mosaics by Christine Ledoux, woodcut prints by Francisco Magallan. Opening reception 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; www. — “Light on Water,” watercolor on paper and mixed media on canvas by Eliza Thomas, “Ritual Devotion,” oil on canvas by Anastasia Pelias. Artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Sibley Gallery. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182; www. — Paintings by Evie Clinton and Alexandra Gjurasic. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES A Gallery For Fine Photography. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; — “Beyond Thought: Homage to Clarice Lispector,” photogravures by Josephine Sacabo, through December. Photographs and photo books from all eras by various photographers, ongoing. AFA New Orleans. 809 Royal St., (504) 558-9296; www.afanyc. com — “Phantasmagoria,” oil paintings on paper and canvas by Anne Bachelier, through Monday. “The Art of Joe Sorren,” paintings by the artist, through November. AKG Presents the Art of Dr. Seuss. 716 Bienville St., (504) 524-8211; — Works by Dr. Seuss, ongoing. Alex Beard Studio. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; www. — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, ongoing.

A native of Avery Island, Lisa Osborn recently returned to Louisiana after a long sojourn in Boston and presents this weird sculpture show. Strange in an interesting way, Osborn’s mostly humansize clay figures radiate pathos, but their meaning is up to us. Many suggest tragic figures from the dark fantasy realms of Mary Shelley or Edgar Allan Poe, and indeed Shelley’s Frankenstein has nothing on Osborn’s Old Man. A hulking, dejected figure like a long-retired linebacker, the old man’s ample forearms hang haplessly from metal rods reminiscent of meat hooks as his hairless head appears lost in unknown ruminations. That contemplative aura links him to the all-too-human heroes and deities of the Wheels, Figures, Choices: THRU great myths, some of which appear here. Prometheus, who Ceramic sculpture by Lisa Osborn NOV was bound by Zeus for gifting humanity with fire, is chained Barrister’s Gallery by his wrists and ankles to a constraining iron wheel that encircles him as a humanoid owl stands guard. Poor Thoth 2331 St. Claude Ave; 504-710-4506 (pictured), the ibis-headed god of ancient Egypt, suffers a similar fate. No longer the master of the Nile, today he is confined to the lower levels of oblivion. Osborn’s female figures seem more hopeful, but we are still confronted The Soul Silently Fidgets: Kinetic with echoes of an earlier age — those pagan times when THRU sculpture by Christopher Deris men and gods were not so very different, eons before new NOV technologies stole their thunder and left mere mortals to Antenna Gallery wander adrift in today’s electronic wilderness. 3718 St. Claude Ave., 504-298-3161 Human aspiration, technology and the imagination appear in uneasy relationships in Christopher Deris’ kinetic ture expo at Antenna Gallery. Here mixed-media body parts are animated by improbable concoctions of gears, rods and pulleys that, according to Deris, “act as surrogates or metaphors for humanity.” In these works, man and machine are intimately, if messily, united, but unlike today’s digital technologies, we can at least see the forces that move them, even as it remains unclear who is in control. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT



Angela King Gallery. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; www. — “Fluid Thoughts,” mixed media exhibition by Paul Tamanian, through Nov. 8. Anton Haardt Gallery. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Juke Joint: Folk Art from the Deep South,” mixed media group exhibition, through October. “Deep Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing. Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; www. — Mixed media group exhibition, through October. Arthur Roger Gallery. 432

Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www. — “Cultivar,” video installation by Courtney Egan; “New Orleans From Above,” paintings of aerial views of New Orleans by John Hartman; “Water,” large-scale aerial photographs by Edward Burtynsky; all through Nov. 23. Barrister’s Gallery. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Paper Faces,” art by Gary Oaks; “Wheels, Figures, Choices,” ceramic sculpture by Lisa Osborn; both through Sunday. Beneito’s Art. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing.

Byrdie’s Gallery. 2422 St. Claude Ave., (504) 656-6794; — “Look What I Did!” janzhi and kirigami (ancient Japanese paper crafts) by Huggy Behr, through Nov. 18. Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www. — “Recent Sculpture,” bronze sculpture by David Borgerding, through October. Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; — “Musicians,” oil on linen by Jere Allen, through October. Chester Allen’s Oasis of Energy. 221 Dauphine St., (504)

292-8365; — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing. Coup D’oeil Art Consortium. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 7220876; — “Anatomy Lesson in a Time of Conflict,” mixed media exhibition by Jessica Goldfinch, through Nov. 9. Courtyard Gallery. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing. com — New Orleans-themed reclaimed wood carvings by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. d.o.c.s. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; — “Burn Again,” metal and mixed PAGE 55


Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary. com — “We Thought We Were Drowning but it was Only Love,” paintings by Margaret Evangeline. Artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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media sculptures by Adam Farrington, through Dec. 5. The Foundation Gallery. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola. com — “Forms of Abstraction,” photographs by Daniel J. Victor to benefit Stomp the Violence, through November. The Front. 4100 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8654; www. — “Tokyo Art Lab,” art on multiculturalism by Japanese artists, through Nov. 3 Gallery Burguieres. 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; www.galleryburguieres. com — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing. The Garden District Gallery. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; — “The Poetry of Place,” group exhibition of sculptures, paintings and pastel work, through Nov. 10. Graphite Galleries. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing. J & S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 952-9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “The Almighty Dollar,” folded dollar bill art by Dan Tague; “Cut,” cut map portraits and sculpture by Nikki Rosato; both through October. Lemieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www. — “The Immortal Charles Peale,” paintings by Kate Samworth, through Nov. 16. Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “The River Between Us,” mixed media group exhibition about the river, through Dec. 1.

641-0324; — “Apparitions,” mixed media group exhibition, through Saturday.

May Gallery and Residency. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; www. — “World Construction Variation: Empty Vessel,” sound art installation by Thomas Grill, through Nov. 23.

Soren Christensen Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Binate,” paintings by Saskia Ozols Eubanks, through October.

Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 5580505; www.michalopoulos. com — “Down and Dirty,” paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. Mid-City Theatre. 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 4881460; www.midcitytheatre. com — “Drawings and Art,” mixed media exhibition by Jennifer Grace Gessner, through Saturday. Morrison. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; www. — Sculpture and drawings by Thomas Randolph Morrison, ongoing. Mystic Blue Signs. 2212 Magazine St., (504) 525-4691; www.mysticbluesigns. com — “The Magnificent Sign Emporium,” hand-lettered and -illustrated signs, through October. New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; — Metal sculpture by Chad Ridgeway, glass sculpture by Jeffrey P’an and hand-pulled prints by Cora Lautze, through October. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., Second floor, (504) 523-7945; www. — “A Wink & A Smile,” mixed media group exhibition of art celebrating eyes and mouths, through Nov. 22; Contemporary crafts by Sean Dixson, Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning and Nellrea Simpson and others, ongoing.

Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www. — “All the Things That Go,” mixed media group exhibition curated by Anne Nelson, through Sunday. Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 5689050; — “Trailblazers: 20th Century Works on Paper,” radical art by black artists, through October. Thomas Mann Gallery I/O. 1812 Magazine St., (504) 581-2113; www.thomasmann. com — “Celebrating 25 Years of Insight-full Objects with Coincidence, Collision, Assembly: The Art of Uniting the Unusual,” group metal and sculpture exhibition, through Nov. 16. Tulane University, Newcomb Art Gallery. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” group exhibition of pottery, through March 9. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; www.finearts. — “*OSMOSIS_identity quest*” art about osmosis by Daniela Maria Span and Charlotte Simon, through Sunday. Whisnant Galleries. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-9766; — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing.

Martin Lawrence Gallery New Orleans. 433 Royal St., (504) 299-9055; www. — Art by Francois Fressinier, through Nov. 10.

Scott Edwards Photography CALL FOR ARTISTS Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; — PhoMagdalena. International tography of Jacko Vassilev, House Hotel and PhotoNOLA through Dec. 7. invite photographers and mixed-media artists whose Sheila Phipps Studio & Galwork incorporates photogralery. 8237 Oak St., (504) 596phy to submit images imag6031 — Oil and acrylic portraits and abstracts, ongoing. ining or reimagining Mary Magdelene. Entries must be submitted via www. Sibley Gallery. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182; www. and are due Nov. 10. Entry fee for — “Cresup to three images $20. cent City Vignettes,” mixed media drawing, collage and sculpture by Jimmy Block, SPARE SPACES through October.

Martine Chaisson Gallery. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942;

Slidell Little Theatre. 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985)

M. Francis Gallery. 1938 Burgundy St., (504) 931-1915; www.mfrancisgallery. com — Acrylic on canvas by Myesha, ongoing.

The Country Club. 634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; — “All Amzie All the Time,” group exhibition of art celebrating Amzie Adams, ongoing. East Bank Regional Library. 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www. — “Farming on the Farm,” photos from Angola State Prison, through Thursday. Gasa Gasa. 4920 Freret St., (504) 304-7110; www. — “Between,” a transitional solo-exhibition of works by Ayo Scott, Tuesday through Thursday. Hey! Cafe. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www. — Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes magazine, ongoing. La Divina Gelateria. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing. Mandeville City Hall. 3101 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 626-3144; www.cityofmandeville. com — “Kindred Reality,” photography by Yvette Brion, through November. 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. REpurposingNOLA. 604 Julia St., (504) 261-3275; www. — “Rhythm,” repurposed bags by Sharika Mahdi, through Thursday. Top Drawer Antiques. 4310 Magazine St., (504) 897-1004; — Mixed media Halloweenthemed black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

MUSEUMS Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — “Water,” large-scale aerial photographs by Edward Burtynsky, through Jan. 19; “Cinema Reset,” video group exhibition, through Feb. 2; “SubMERGE,” art by Lee Deigaard, through Feb. 20. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art. 2003 Carondelet St., (504) 586-7432; www. — “The Classic Works of Emory Douglas,” art about the Black

Panther Party and the civil rights movement, through Nov. 23. Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; 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. Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20th century medical eqipment, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “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. — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. — “The Making of an Argument,” photography by Gordon Parks, through Jan. 5. “Cities of Ys,” art by Camille Henrot, through Feb. 23. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — “Into the Light,” photographs by various artists, through Jan. 5. 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. Southeastern Architectural Archive. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; seaa.tulane. edu — “The Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Friday.


Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.jeanbragg. com — “Abode,” oil paintings of interiors by David Lloyd, through October. — “Continuum,” photomontages by Tim Hope, through Nov. 23.






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THEATER Cry You One. Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society, 1357 Bayou Road, (504) 251-6322; www.losislenos. org — ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro present an outdoor performance about south Louisiana culture and the effect the vanishing coastline has on it. Shuttle rides are available from downtown New Orleans to Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society in St. Bernard Parish. Visit www.cryyouone. com for details. Tickets $10 to $23. 1 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Harvey. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 4619475; www.rivertowntheaters. com — Gary Rucker directs and Ricky Graham stars in Mary Chase’s comedy about a kind man with an imaginary friend named Harvey. Tickets $37. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Island of Dr. Fitzmorris. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — Jim Fitzmorris plays a mad scientist, exploring his 1970s childhood in New Orleans. Tickets $10, sliding scale for costumed attendees. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Little Shop of Horrors. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, (504) 885-2000; — The musical doo-wop spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies features a hapless flower shop owner, his human-eating plant and the girl he fancies. Tickets $18. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Mountaintop. Anthony

Possum Kingdom. Truck Farm Studios, 3020 St. Claude Ave., (504) 944-7776; — Andrew Vaught’s play is about a community of south Louisiana swamp workers whose lives are changed for the worse because of consumerism and environmental problems. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. SoloMania! Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. theshadowboxtheatre. com — Solo performances of all genres are presented by Bremner Duthie, Veronica Russell, Frederick Mead, Harry Mayronne, Pandora Gastelum, Karen Shields, Jennifer Pagan, Amy Woodruff, Enzo Lombard, Brady McKellar, Julia Jackson, Claudia Baumgarten, Brad McEntire and Casey Groves. Visit www.solomaniafest. com for a complete schedule. Tickets $10 per show, $40 for a five-show punch card. Friday-Sunday. This Stage of LOVE. Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington, (504) 892-2624; www.fpa-theater. com — Ed Morvant directs and choreographs Robert Sturcken’s “play inside of a play” about a once famous director who wants to get back into the spotlight. Thomas Braud and Mallory Bogle lead the 21-member cast. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., (504) 528-9569; www.thejoytheater. com — In this interactive dinner show, audience members are guests at the NunzioVitale wedding. Visit www. for times. Tickets $45. Tuesday-Sunday.

Bits & Jiggles. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; — 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. The Feast of All Saints and Sinners. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; — Instead of their Circus of the Damned, Freaksheaux to Geaux presents a Catholic churchthemed show featuring dancers, clowns, magicians, mimes and musicians. VIP seating includes a gift bag and table service. General admission $15, VIP $25. 10 p.m. Friday. The Victory Belles: Spirit of America. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5281944; 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 a.m. Wednesday.

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

COMEDY Accessible Comedy. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; — J. Alfred Potter and Jonah Bascle do stand-up shows on a rotating basis. 11:55 p.m. Friday. Allstar Comedy Revue. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the standup comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. 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. Comedy Catastrophe. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; www. — Cassidy


Evil Dead: The Musical. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; — Christopher Bentivegna directs an interactive stage adaptation of Sam Raimi’s gory cult horror films. General admission $25, splash zone seating $30. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-7529; — Anthony Bean and Monica R. Harris star in the New Orleans premiere of Katori Hall’s play about the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday.





Miss Gulch Returns!


Almira Gulch is one of the silver screen’s most memorable bit players, even if her name doesn’t ring a bell. She threatened to kill Toto in the opening scenes of The Wizard of Oz, and the musical snippet that accompanied her frenzied cycling is as much a familiar jingle for crazed malice as the few bass notes from Jaws are for impending doom. In the cabaret show, Miss Gulch Returns!, Fred Barton (Forbidden Broadway) explores a different legacy for the spinster. Pianist Jim Walpole craftily handled the translation of Gulch’s theme song into an almost upbeat ditty repeated throughout the show at Mid-City Theatre. Bob Edes Jr. combined a seasoned command of the show’s clever tunes and dour laments with poised humor and unflappable rapport as Miss Gulch. Gulch doesn’t take the audience to Oz. Instead, its heart is stuck in Kansas, lonely and even bitter. Edes begins the show sitting at a baby grand piano as if in a bar, conducting a conversation with an imaginary Gulch, who once went to bars for companionship and now finds solace in booze. Edes soon transforms into Gulch, wearing one of the least impressive wigs producers Running with Scissors has ever brought to the stage, and it becomes clear that Gulch is an alter ego for gay men who perhaps have always loved Judy Garland, but started to empathize with Gulch rather than Dorothy. Gulch jokes that her big musical number was cut from the film, dryly adding that “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was almost nixed as well, but Garland got lucky. Gulch’s tune, “I’m a Bitch,” is revisited frequently during the show. The musical features some funny tunes, especially “Pour Me a Man,” which is full of racy double entendres. But as Gulch recounts her life out of the spotlight, she clearly and endearingly pines for a different kind of adoration. A couple of songs border on maudlin, but Edes balances the humor and yearning in others, making them more heartfelt. Occasionally, Edes wickedly punctuates Gulch’s stories with the Wicked Witch of the West’s memorable scream. Even if Gulch won’t melt anyone’s heart, the show will warm it for an evening. — WILL COVIELLO


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Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. Comedy Sportz. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. Fear & Loathing with God’s Been Drinking. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — The double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy show. Tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. Give ’Em The Light Open-Mic Comedy Show. 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. Johnny Rock. C. Beever’s Bar of Music, 2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9401; www.cbeevers. com — Comedian Johnny Rock hosts an open-mic comedy night. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Laugh & Sip. The Wine Bistro, 1011 Gravier St.; www. — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 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. Saturday Night Laugh Track. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Sit-Down Stand-Up. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773; — Jonah Bascle hosts the stand-up comedy show presented by Accessible Comedy. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The Megaphone Show. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www. — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Think You’re Funny? Comedy Showcase. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.



Megan Braden-Perry, listings editor 504.483.3110 FAX: 866.473.7199

EVENTS TUESDAY 29 Big Easy Stompers Country Western Line Dance Lessons. John Paul’s, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 948-1888; — The Big Easy Stompers give country western line dance lessons. 8 p.m. Crescent City Farmers Market. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Figure Drawing Class. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; — Call to register for the figure drawing class. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free Environmental Job Training. Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 2838822; — The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University and the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences offer free job training in hazardous waste cleanup, green construction, mold remediation and lead and asbestos abatement. Incentives include stipends, bus tokens (if needed) and lunch. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive job placement assistance. Call (504) 816-4005 to sign up. Gernon Brown Recreational Center Pre-Construction Meeting. Gulf Coast Bank, 848 Harrison Ave., (504)

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 live music with no cover charge. More information is available at nolasocialride. 6 p.m. NOLA TimeBank Celebrates Two Years. Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., (504) 564-7816; — Attendees learn more about TimeBanking, a barter system for providing services at no cost. NOLA TimeBankers and founders of Dane County TimeBank in Wisconsin answer questions and offer insight. Refreshments are served. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pumpkin Carving Contest. Jimani, 141 Chartres St., (504) 524-0493; — The bar hosts its annual pumpkin carving contest. 7:30 p.m. Pumpkin Carving LA/SPCA Benefit. Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown, 615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; — Participants bring their own pumpkins and carving tools to design jack-o’-lanterns. The event is held in memory of LA/SPCA supporter Justin Whitney, with 25 percent of Louisiana Pizza Kitchen sales benefiting the LA/SPCA. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reggae Night. The Other Place, 1224 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 943-7502 — DJ Kush Master spins reggae tunes, there’s food from Coco Hut and there are cultural ven-

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 north shore 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 benefit WYES. Visit for menus and reservation instructions. Dinner $85, including tax and tip. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 30 Arrivals: Civil War-Turn of the Century. Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., Suite 300, (504) 523-4352; www. — Richard Campanella, Keith Weldon Medley and Laura Kelley discuss the social, economic and cultural consequences of people moving to New Orleans during the Civil War through the turn of the century. 6 p.m. Barbershop Meetings. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion of entrepreneurship, family, love, dreams and more. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bernie Baxter’s Haunted House. Bernie Baxter’s Haunted House, 44 Vivian Court; — Bernie Baxter’s Traveling Sideshow hosts a free haunted house with games and trick-ortreating. The group has been doing this since 2007. 7 p.m. Through Thursday. Covington Farmers Market. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Genealogy Series. Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 364-2660; www. — Curator of the Jefferson Parish Library’s American Italian Research Center, Sal Serio, conducts genealogical seminars. Topics include: vital records, countryspecific records, military records and immigration. Visit or call (504) 838-1100 ext. 2505 for details. 1 p.m. & 2 p.m., through Nov. 6. Halloween-Themed Food Truck Roundup. Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, 3701 Banks St., (504) 4869080; PAGE 61


Dryades YMCA Aquatic and Wellness Center Grand Opening. Dryades YMCA, 2230 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 609-2284; www.dryadesymca. com — The Dryades YMCA celebrates the grand opening of its Aquatic and Wellness Center. 11 a.m.

565-3678; — The mayor’s neighborhood engagement office hosts a pre-constructional meeting for the Gernon Brown recreational center (corner of Harrison and Marconi). Project managers and representatives from the capital projects administration attend. 6 p.m.

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— Boo Koo BBQ & Burgers, Empanada Intifada, NOLA Girl, The NOLA Truck and Nate the Pie Guy participate. My House NOLA, Finn McCool’s, Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, OffBeat Magazine and Old New Orleans Rum host. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Harvest the Music. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri Place; — There are musical performances and food and art booths. Food vendors include Linda Green the “Yakamein Lady,” Cafe Adelaide, Martin Wine Cellar and Crepes a la Cart. 5 p.m. House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival. House of Shock, 319 Butterworth St., Jefferson; www. — Outside of the legendary haunted house is a festival full of music, food and drinks. Visit the website for more information. Free festival admission, $25 general house admission, $50 VIP line-skipping admission. 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Through Friday.

Pottery and Sculpture Sessions. Freret Clay Center, 2525 Jena St., (504) 919-8050; — Potters and sculptors hold three-hour workshops. Materials $20. 9 a.m. & 6 p.m. SoFAB Culinary Library Opening. SoFAB Culinary Library, 1604 Oretha Castle

Eyes Wide Shut Halloween Night Costume Ball. Metropolitan, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 568-1702; — There are costume contests, two dance floors, several DJs and VIP sections. Visit www. eyeswideshutnola.eventbrite. com for details and tickets. Tickets start at $10. 10 p.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.

Jazz in the Park. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — The cultural heritage of New Orleans is spotlighted in this concert series, sponsored by People United for Armstrong Park. There’s live music from jazz and brass bands, an arts and crafts area, food and a children’s play area. Noon to 8 p.m.

THURSDAY 31 Art Activities During After Hours. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Boo at the View. Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0202; — Clearview Mall hosts a Halloween celebration for the whole family, including pets. There’s trick-or-treating, costume contests for kids and pets, games, prizes, entertainment, face painting and photos with Mr. Hal-OWeen. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Capedeville Halloween Party. Capdeville, 520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; — There are specialty Halloween cocktails at the restaurant’s fourth annual costume party. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Jim Monaghan’s 18th Annual Halloween Parade. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; www. — The parade leaves Molly’s at the Market at 6:30pm and stops at Erin Rose (811 Conti St.) for the costume contest. Visit halloween for details. 6 p.m. Lafreniere Live!. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, (504) 838-4389; — Musicians perform on the new Al Copeland Concert Meadows stage and refreshments are sold. See Gambit music listings for details. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Marketplace at Armstrong Park. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets; www.icdnola. org — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. 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., 899-3431 — Group members help each other utilize the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. For details, contact Sarah at 504458-9965. 7 p.m. Rockin’ the Rails. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — The weekly series offers free concerts by area musicians. Admission free. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sistahs Making a Change. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — 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. Thursday and Monday. TribeCon. Peristyle, 1041 Dumaine St., 593-9535 — People involved with innovation, technology and entertainment in digital media hold a networking and information session. There’s free beer and Jambalaya Girl jambalaya. Visit tribecon for details. Registration $30. 6 p.m. Voodoofest. Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans, 612 Dumaine St., (504) 522-2111; www. — Haitian Vodou priestesses, Voodoo scholars and practitioners celebrate the culture and religion together. The event features music, workshops, food, book signings, art and shopping. Visit www. for details. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY 1 19th Annual Poydras Home Art Show & Patron Party. Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine St., (504) 897-0535; www. — The patron party includes a silent auction, food, drinks and entertainment. Tickets $100. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Paintings, sculpture, blown glass, photography and jewelry are exhibited at the art show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Advancing Compassion in Organizations. Tulane University, Tulane University Qatar Ballroom, Lavin-Bernick Center, 29 McAlister Drive, (504) 865-5000; www.tulane. edu — The Tulane University School of Social Work, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies and Clearwater Sanctuary hold a conversation about promising practices and creating connections and change in local organizations. The event is inspired by the Dalai Lama’s visit to the city. Register at socialwork. 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Crusader Band Night. Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 2846700; www.brothermartin. com — Boys interested in attending Brother Martin High School and playing in the band are invited to bring their own instruments to rehearse with the band before performing on the field and in the stands at a game. Participants get t-shirts and school bus transportation between Brother Martin and Tad Gormley Stadium. Contact Patty at (504) 283-1561 ext. 3022 or at admissions@brothermartin. com for details. 3:30 p.m.

DJ Soul Sister Presents Revolution II: A Prince Dance Party. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 5698361; www.oneeyedjacks. net — DJ Soul Sister hosts a Prince dance party featuring the DMSR (Dance Music Sex Romance) dancers and Darling Nikki shots. Attire is purple, costume or Princethemed. Admission $10. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 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. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. — Produce, seafood and more will be available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parents Night Out. Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Filmore Ave., (504) 486-4679 — Kids have fun playing games, doing crafts, watching movies and eating snacks while their parents enjoy some free time. Call pastor Wayne Adams at (985) 981-1144 or associate pastor Roger Hurd at (985) 400-3149 for details. 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wax & Seals Gala. Musee Conti Wax Museum, 917 Conti St., (504) 525-2605; — Easter Seals Louisiana hosts a Halloween-themed benefit gala. There’s music, dancing, Champagne, museum tours, a style contest sponsored by The Shops at Canal Place, a silent auction and trick-ortreat bags for the first 100 guests. Visit www.louisiana. for details and tickets. Tickets start at $50. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PAGE 62


Native, Invasive Plants Seminar. St. Tammany Parish Library, Abita Springs Branch, 71683 Leveson St., Abita Springs, (985) 893-6285; — The Master Gardeners of St. Tammany Parish sponsor a lecture and demonstration about native plants and invasive species. Call to RSVP. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405; culinary-library — More than 11,000 cookbooks, menus, pamphlets and other materials about food, dining and cooking are explored at the library opening. Refreshments are served and donations of potential library holdings are encouraged. 2 p.m.



SATURDAY 2 Bayou Bacchanal. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap. org — Friends of Culture host a Caribbean festival. Visit www. for details. 12:30 p.m. Calling it Home Festival. Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway, Violet; — There’s music, dancing, gumbo, stuffed mirlitons, raw and char-grilled oysters, poboys, seafood, barbecue, cooking demonstrations, crafts and exhibits. There’s also a fais do do and a jambalaya cook-off to benefit United Way. The festival is presented by SoFAB and The Meraux Foundation. Admission $10. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Crescent City Farmers Market. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 8615898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.


District B Dog Bowl. Coliseum Square Park, 1700 Coliseum St.; — There’s a dogs’ Halloween costume contest, a noon parade, a 1 p.m. pet blessing, music provided by DJ Captain Charles and food trucks. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Family Workshop: Day of the Dead. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — Kids and their families create art inspired by Day of the Dead traditions. Register at Kids $15, adults $25. 10 a.m. to noon. Freret Market. Freret Market, corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, (504) 638-2589; — More than 85 food, art and collectible vendors sell their goods while musicians perform. Noon to 5 p.m. German Coast Farmers Market. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to noon. Gretna Farmers Market. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 3628661 — 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. Howling Success Patron Party & Gala. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; com — The LA/SPCA hosts its an-

EVENT LISTINGS nual fundraiser with music by Sasha Masakowski, food from local restaurants, a silent auction and more. Visit www. for details. Tickets start at $125. 8:30 p.m. La Fete Louisiane. La Perle, 725 Magazine St — Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation hosts a cultural showcase of Louisiana talent featuring live music, a champagne and oyster bar, art demonstrations, award presentations and a silent disco. Visit www. for details. Tickets $150. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. New Orleans Heart Walk. LaSalle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 731-4726; — Participation in the 1.8-mile, non-competitive walk is free but donating to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the Greater New Orleans area is encouraged. Visit www. for details. 9 a.m. Paint Drop-Off. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119 — Whole Foods and the Green Project offer a monthly paint drop-off event. Visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Purple Pants Party in Honor of Ian G. Thompson. AIA New Orleans Center for Design, 1000 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-8320; — The Ian G. Thompson Foundation hosts the event to help build awareness of pancreatic cancer and to raise funds for research of the disease within the community. Visit www.facebook. com/purplepantsparty for details. Tickets start at $25. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Repticon New Orleans Reptile & Exotic Animal Show. Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 278-

Rivertown Farmers Market. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard., Kenner, (504) 468-7231; www.kenner. — The twice-monthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy, homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. Rockin’ with the NOLA Stars. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 581-4367; — Local celebrities dance and raise money for Bridge House/Grace House. There are mini-competitions judged by other local celebrities. There’s food, music, an open bar, a silent auction and a raffle. Call Wayne at (504) 821-7135 for tickets. Tickets $50. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sankofa Farmers Market. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Schlumberger Strike for S.T.E.M.. Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; — Bowling, entertainment, food and drinks benefit science, technology, engineering and math education. Visit www. for details. Tickets $50. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Soul-A-Bration II. All Souls Church, 5500 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-8995; www. — There’s live entertainment, a silent auction, food, beer and wine from Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group establishments, Commander’s Palace, The Joint, 1179 Restaurant, EmpaNOLA and more. Proceeds benefit the church’s tutoring, music enrichment programs for kids. Tickets $50. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, (504) 3554442; — 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. Starfleet International Game Day and Extra Life Fundraiser. +1 Gaming, 4201 Veterans

Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 883-7333; — Sci-Fi fans play Star Trek-themed games and raise money for Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Visit for details. 10 a.m. StoryQuest. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — Authors, actors and artists read children’s books and send kids on an art quest through the museum afterward. 11:30 a.m. Studio Classes for Kids: The Printed Image. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — Kids learn basic techniques of printmaking including relief, intaglio, photography and screen printing. 3 p.m. Yoga. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; — The museum holds yoga classes. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY 3 Opera Orientation: Noah’s Flood. New Orleans Opera Association’s Women Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., (504) 899-1945; www. — The New Orleans Opera Association Women’s Guild and Junior Committee host a roundtable discussion about Britten’s Noah’s Flood (Noye’s Fludde). Themed refreshments are served and cast members visit. RSVP with Gina at (504) 529-2278, ext. 227. Admission $30. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pet Fest: A Walk in the Bark. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8384389; www.lafrenierepark. org — Friends of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter hosts a festival for pets with food, music, shopping and raffles. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Swing Dance Lesson With Amy & Chance. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731; — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m. Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., (504) 287-0351; — The star of TLC’s Long Island Medium shares stories and


Puppies Gone Poker Run. Old Rail Brewing Company, 639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828; www.oldrailbrewery. com — Every participant picks up a playing card at each of the seven stops in the dog-friendly pub crawl. There are two bonus stops where participants can buy extra cards. The player with the best five-card hand at the final stop wins $1,000. There are seven prizes for runnersup. Proceeds benefit the St. Tammany Humane Society. Call (985) 892-7387 or visit for early registration. Registration $30, additional cards $10. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

4242 — The event features vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. There are also free raffles and live animal seminars. General admission $10, children ages 5-12 $5, children ages four and under free. 10 a.m.


EVENT LISTINGS insights and gives readings to audience members throughout her show. Tickets start at $40. 7 p.m. Through Monday.

MONDAY 4 Bitters with Scot Mattox. SoBou, 310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; — Scot Mattox, creator of El Guapo Bitters, hosts a workshop on making and using bitters. Participants will make their own bottles of bitters to take home. Appetizers are served. The event is presented by SoFAB and the Museum of the American Cocktail. Visit for tickets. Registration $35. 5 p.m. Books 2 Prisoners Book Drive. Gasa Gasa, 4920 Freret St., (504) 304-7110; www.gasagasa. com — There are drink specials free Rolling Rocks for everyone who donates. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Dat Truck Mondays. Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St., 899-6883; — Dat Dog and My House NOLA present a gathering of food trucks, with drink specials and live music. To find out which food trucks will be present, visit 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson Hospital Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 6 p.m. Tim Wise Lecture. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, (504) 314-2200; www.tulane. edu — Writer, anti-racism advocate and educator Tim Wise lectures. A reception follows. 6 p.m. Twerk & Werk Bounce Dance Class with Dwight & William. Passion Dance Center, 2619 Dreux Ave., (504) 284-3955; www.passiondancecenter. com — Bounce dancers Dwight and William, who have performed with Big Freedia and Walt Wiggady, teach a bounce dance class. Contact Tamika at (504) 376-3069 or tamika@ for details and to sign up. Class $10, $5 with college ID, first class free. 8 p.m.

SPORTS Pelicans. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — The New Orleans Pelicans

play the Indiana Pacers. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Email Luis Behrhorst at luis@ for details.

com or visit for details.

Pelicans. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Charlotte Bobcats. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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 for details.

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) 837-0175 or email daveharrell@ for details.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS Miss New Orleans Pageants. Those wishing to compete in the Miss, Mrs. and Ms. New Orleans pageants, teen pageants, child pageants and baby pageants can register at by Friday. Registration $25.

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 service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. 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 Bayou Rebirth Wetlands Education. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit 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.

Crescent City Farmers Market. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email for details. Edgar Degas Foundation. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email info@ for details. 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 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@ to apply. Visit 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@ or visit 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. Iron Rail. The book collective seeks volunteers to table shows and other events, help catalog the library, host free movie nights, organize benefits and other duties. Email ironrailbookcollective@gmail.

Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. The association’s green space committee needs volunteers for the adopt-ablock program who will either pick up trash or trim trees. Sign up with Russ Barranco at (504) 482-9598 or rpbarranco@ 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 to sign up. Volunteers. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the lower 9th Ward. Visit or email 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) 527-6012; — 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 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. and 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 or call (504) 654-1060 for information. Senior Companion Volunteers. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. 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 or visit for details. Teen Suicide Prevention. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upperschool New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

Local Writers’ Group. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Monique Moliere Piper. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author signs and reads from Dancing in the Sun: Being the Authentic You. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Open Mic. Drum Sands Publishing and Books, 7301 Downman Road, (504) 247-6519; www.drumsandspublishing. 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; — Poets participate in a writing circle. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Samuel G. Freedman. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author signs and discusses Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Touro Infirmary. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-7011; — The hospital is currently in need of adult volunteers to assist in a variety of assignments, including the chemo infusion center, at information desks, in the family surgery lounge and with the book cart. For information, call Volunteer Services or email Denise.Chetta@

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.


Wally Lamb. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs We are Water. 6 p.m. Friday.

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. Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Book Sale. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday & Saturday. John Besh. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The chef and author signs and cooks recipes from Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tao Poetry. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; — 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; — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Monday. Call (504) 655-5489 or email for details.

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LEGAL NOTICES 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.718-947 DIV. E IN RE: SUCCESSION OF HERBERT A. THEODORE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable herein described to-wit: LOT 10-A, SQ B, BAYWOOD SUBDIVISION 2636 BAYWOOD DRIVE W. GRETNA, LA UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: ONE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS and no cents ($128,500.00) less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to purchase and sell. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THIS COURT


Attorney: Elaine Appleberry Address: 405 Gretna, Blvd. Ste 107 Gretna LA 70053 Telephone: (504) 362-7800


Gambit 10/8/13 & 10/29/13

19TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 52831 DIV. M SUCCESSION OF TED O’NEIL, SR. Whereas, the Executor of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the movable or immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OR PARCELS OF GROUND, together with all buildings and improvements thereon situated and thereto belonging situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as Grand Beach Subdivision Number 13 of Grand Isle as shown on a plan by J.W.T., Stephens, C&ME, dated August 31, 1931, according to which these lots are designated as Lot Number 1 and Lot Number 2 of Square “Q”. Being the same property acquired by Ted O’Neil from Delco Corporation by act before George Scariano, Notary Public, dated February 20, 1973, recorded in COB 783, folio 55, N.A. # 591230. Being further acquired by Ted O’Neil in connection with the Settlement of Community between Ted O’Neil and his wife, Callie Chadwick, by act before Albert L. Boudreau, Jr., Notary Public, dated January 25, 1978.

UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($22,000.00) DOLLARS, Cash, for the property “AS IS” in its entirety and subject to the terms and conditions, all as more fully set forth in this petition and as per Copy of Agreement to Purchase/Sell filed in these same proceedings from which the succession will receive 100% of the net proceeds of the sale. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, for the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Attorney: Robert P. Charbonnet Address: 3750 S. Claiborne Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125 Telephone: (504) 897-3700 Gambit: 10/8/13 & 10/29/13

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 731-370 DIV. O SUCCESSION OF PHILLIP T. PIZZECK NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE is given to all parties whom it may concern, including the creditors of the decedent herein and of his estate, that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell at private sale that certain immovable property belonging to the decedent in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the sum of $50,000.00 for the whole of said property, the succession to pay its pro-rata share of taxes, proper certificates, and vendor’s fee. The immovable property to be sold at private sale is described as follows: Lot No. 11 in Square “S”, Legion Oaks Extension Subdivision, in the Third District of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana. Municipal No. 1485 Prentiss Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122. Acquired December 20, 1999, registered as CIN 190382; further acquired August 27, 2007, registered as CIN 367533; and further acquired August 27, 2007, registered as CIN 369-487. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of this notice. Gretna, Louisiana, this 23rd day of October 2013. Rod Schouest, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Wallace H. Paletou Bar Roll No. 10278 Address: 3601 N. I-10 Service Rd. West Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 456-2626 Gambit: 10/29/13 & 11/19/13



NO.: 709-531 DIV. H

NO.: 728-671 DIV. M






NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE AND MOVABLE PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that Chad Gowing - Provisional Administrator of the Successioon of Elmer E. Gowing has petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell all of the succession’s interest in and to the following described immovable and movable property in accordance with the provisions of Articles 3191 and 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure - THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, lying West of the Mississippi River, within Section 30, T14S, R24E, being comprised of Arpent Lots 27 thru 35 of the CAZELAR PLANTATION, designated as TRACT B on a plan of survey by the office of Gandolfo, Kuhn, Luecke & Associates, dated August 10, 1977, registered in COB 913 folio 622, and a PORTION of Arpent LOT 26 of CAZELAR PLANTATION, designated as Lot 26-X-2-A on a plan of survey by the office of Gandolfo, Kuhn, Luecke & Associatiates, dated May 1, 1978, a print of which is attached to act before Gerald R. Cooper, N.P., dated September 20, 1978 registered in COB 939 folio 318, now designated as PARK PLACE SUBDIVIDSION, PHASE III, further resubdivided by plan of J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated September 23, 1981, and approved by the Jefferson Parish Council under Ordinance No. 14889, on September 23, 1981, and registered in COB 987 folio 8, and resubdivided by plan of J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated March 9, 1983, approved by Ordinance No. 15448, in COB 1044 folio 680, in LOTS 566 thru 557, both inclusive, SQUARE C, and according thereto said lot is designated as follows; LOT 560, SQUARE C, bounded by Gladstone Court Park Place Drive, Lennox Boulevard, (side) and Place De Concorde Subdivision (side). LOT 560 measures 31.50 feet front on Gladstone Court, same width in the rear, by a depth of 96.0 feet between equal and parallel lines. Lot 560 commences at a distance of 129 feet from the corner of Gladstone Court and Park Place Drive. Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 739 GLADSTONE COURT, GRETNA, LOUISIANA. Being the same property acquired by Elmer E. Gowing and Miyong Yi Gowing from Michael M. Ledet by act before Betty B. Bradford, Notary Public, dated June 26, 1991, registered in COB 2524, FOLIO 82, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Including the following movable property: the washer, dryer, refrigerator and microwave. The proposed sale shall be subject to price, terms and conditions as set forth in the agreement to buy or sell, copies of which are filed in these proceedings. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his or her opposition within seven (7) days from the date on which the publication of this notice appears. Deputy Clerk JON GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Attorney: Peter A. Nass Address: 860 Behrman Hwy. Gretna, LA 70056 Telephone (504) 393-0080 Gambit 10/29/13 & 11/19/13


NOTICE is hereby given to all creditors of this succession and all other interested persons to show cause within ten days from the publication of this notice, if any they have, why Melba Johnson Eschette, testamentary executrix of this succession should not be authorized to sell at private sale a 2008 Chevrolet Automobile owned by the succession for a price of $12,000 cash to be deposited in the succession account for distribution to the legatees should not be approved and homologated and the assets be distributed in accordance with the above. Any opposition to this purposed sale must be filed within ten days after this notice publication. By Order of the Court, Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Gretna, Louisiana Joann Gasper, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Louis A. Heyd, Jr. Address: 1100 Poydras St., Ste. 3150 New Orleans, LA 70163 Telephone (504) 525-1508 Gambit: 10/29/13


NO.: 732-307 DIV. P SUCCESSION OF LOU ELLA CALLAIS, wife of/and HERMAN J. RODRIGUE, SR. NOTICE OF SMALL SUCCESSION NOTICE IS GIVEN that Ella Mae Rodrigue Smith, Administratrix of the Succession of Lou Ella Callais, wife of/and Herman J. Rodrique, Sr., is applying for authority to sell at private sale, on terms of THIRTY-TWOTHOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 10/100 ($32,500.00) DOLLARS all cash, the immovable property owned by the Succession of Lou Ella Callais, wife of/and Herman J. Rodrique, Sr., described below: A CERTAIN PIECE OR LOT OF GROUND, etc., situated in the VILLAGE OF NEW MECHANICKHAM, in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, on the right bank of the Mississippi River, opposite the FOURTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, designated by the NO. 17 of SQUARE NO. 11, bounded by DERBIGNY, DOLHONDE, FOURTH and FIFTH STREETS, on a plan drawn by J.A .D’Hemecourt, Surveyor, on the 30th day of November, 1872, in correction of a plan drawn by J.G. Dreux, Civil Engineer, on the 30th day of March, 1872, and deposited in the office of W.J. McCune, late Notary Public, for reference; said lot measures 30’9” and 3’’’ front on Fifth Street by a depth of One Hundred Twenty (120) feet between equal and parallel lines. Improvements thereon 1017-19 5th Street, Gretna, Louisiana. Being the same property acquired by Lou Ella Callais, wife of/and Herman J. Rodrique from Clement A. Lapeyronnie, by act dated June 25, 1946,

William John White, Notary Public, registered in COB 227, Folio 341, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. An order authorizing Administratrix to do so may be issued after ten (10) days from the date of the first and only publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such order. By Order of the Court, Masie Comeaux, Deputy Clerk of Court Attorney: Brent J. Laliberte LBN 22275 Address: 1820 Belle Chasse Highway, Ste. 205 Gretna, LA 70056 Telephone: (504) 393-0315 Gambit: 10/29/13

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 731052 DIV. O SUCCESSION OF EDWARD L. MITCHELL NOTICE OF APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Henry T. Mitchell, Vickie Mitchell Long, and Bruce A. Mitchell, the coadministrators of this Succession, have petitioned the Court for authority to sell immovable property belonging, in part, to the estate of Edward L. Mitchell, at private sale, in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for $120,000.00, less any customary seller’s closing costs and the estate’s prorate share of the property taxes, and in according to the terms of the Agreement to Buy and Sell filed in the captioned proceedings. The estate of Edward L. Mitchell owns a one-eighth interest in said property. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: One certain lot of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that subdivision known as Edmo Elms, being a part of the plantation formerly kmown as t. Martin or Sarpy or St. George, composed of those portions thereof designated as Lot B of the Trone Tract, on a survey by Adloe Orr, Jr. C.E. & S., dated April 25, 1950, a blue print whereof is annexed to an act of sale passed before Harry P. Gamble, Jr. Notary Public on May 30, 1950, revised May 6, 1950, a blue print whereof is annexed to an Act of Dedication of streets passed before Waverly A. Henning, Notary Public on August 28, 1950, registered at COB 290, folio 633, which said Lot, according to a survey by F. G. Sterart, Surveyor, dated September 28, 1950, is designated as: LOT NO. 22, in the square bounded on the west by Harang Avenue, on the north by King Street, on the east by the eastern boundary of Edmo Elms Subdivision, and on the south by the remaining portion of the Trone Tract adjoining the Airline Highway, forms the corner of Harang Avenue and King Streets and measures 50 feet front on Harang Avenue, the same in the width in the rear, by a depth and front on King Street of 120 feet between equal and parallel lines. Being the same property acquired by Henry L. Mitchell and Mary Fowler Mitchell from William S. Coci, by act before Bert W. Clarke, Notary Public on April 1, 1957. Said property having a physical address of 517 Harang Avenue, Metairie, LA 70001.

Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT: Attorney: Nita R. Gorrell Address: P.O. Box 1537 Hammond, LA 70404 Gambit: 10/8/13 & 10/29/13


NO.: 731-079 DIV. N SUCCESSION OF CLAIRE LAROCCA CHALONA NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Executor of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: 401 Metairie Road Unit 521 Metairie Towers, Metairie, LA 70005. Re: Notice to Sell Immovable property at private sale is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Contact: Donald deBoisblanc, Jr. Esq., (504) 586-0005. By Order of the Court, Edna Golsby, Clerk Attorney: Donald deBoisblanc Address: 410 S. Rampart St. New Orleans, LA 70112 Telephone: (504) 586-0005 Gambit: 10/29/13 & 11/19/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts Labrina Daniels Robinson, contact Atty., Raquelle Badeaux-Phillips at (504) 723-8309. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost promissory note payable to Shell New Orleans Federal Credit Union dated October 5, 2012 in the amount of $5,019.22 and signed by a T. Moreno; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ALPHONSE PLEMING, please contact Carlos A. Ramirez, Atty, 1515 Poydras St., Suite 1400, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 410-9611. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ANTONIO “ANTHONY” GONZALEZ, contact the Loyola Law Clinic at (504) 861-5599. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any heirs to the ESTATE OF BENJAMIN J. ADAMS A/K/A BENJAMIN ADAMS please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Collins J. Woods, II, a/k/a Collins Woods, and/or Shannon King Woods, a/k/a Shannon K. Woods, a/k/a Shannon Woods, please contact Atty. Bonita Watson, 504.799.2265. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Michelle Nicole Rush, please contact atty Mark Spears, (504) 347-5056. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Diane Jones, her heirs or agents, please contact Attorney Ralph Bickham, 1515 Poydras Street, 23rd Floor, Suite 2355, New Orleans, LA 70112, or call (504) 584-5730

CLASSIFIEDS Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Donna Ross Stewart, please contact Timothy P. Farrelly, Atty. (504) 8324101 or 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 103, Metairie,LA 70002. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Herman E. Rogge please contact the Law Offices of Rudy Gorrell (504) 5539588 1215 Prytania St., Ste. 223 New Orleans, LA 70130. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of HUBBERT LEE a/k/a HUBBERT A. LEE a/k/a HUBBERT AVERY LEE and/or his spouse, children, heirs, legatees, 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 # 13-7386. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jerlin Woodard, Jr., please contact Halima Narcisse Smith, attorney, at (504) 358-2112. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Leon Webb, his heirs or agents, please contact Attorney Ralph Bickham, 1515 Poydras Street, 23rd Floor, Suite 2355, New Orleans, LA 70112, or call (504) 584-5730.: Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lionel Samuel Dabney, Jr., please contact Atty. Bonita Watson, 504.799.2265. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of one certain promissory note executed by DANIEL SOUTHERLAND in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON on NOVEMBER 24, 2003 made payable to ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, in the amount of $78,375.00 with payments in the amount of $566.92 beginning on JANUARY 1, 2004, at the interest rate of 7.850%, please contact HERSCHEL C. ADCOCK, JR., ATTORNEY AT LAW, P.O. BOX 87379, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70879-8379, (225) 756-0373.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ronald Staes, Sr. or any of his heirs, please contact Timothy P. Farrelly, Atty. (504) 832-4101 or 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 103, Metairie,LA 70002. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ROOSEVELT SANDERS, please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the unopened Succession of Vidal Clarke Thomas, please contact Jennifer Medley, atty at (504) 495-1385. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of PERRY DESROCHES, please contact Carlos A. Ramirez, Atty, 1515 Poydras St., Suite 1400, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 410-9611. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of TIFFANY RICKMAN, please contact Carlos A. Ramirez, Atty, 1515 Poydras St., Suite 1400, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 410-9611. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Willie Jean Gage, Floyd Gage, Lawrence King, Carol King Sparks, Rodney King, and/or Michael Johnson, regarding property located at 2029-31-33 Jena Street, please contact Atty. Bonita Watson, 504.799.2265. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a certain Promissory Note payable to AEGIS FUNDING CORPORATION, executed by Kevin Callens, Sr., and dated June 1, 2006, in the principal sum of $117,000.00, bearing interest at the rate of 10.500% percent from dated until paid, and providing reasonable attorney fees, and all charges associated with the collection of same. Please contact Herschel C. Adcock, Jr., Attorney at Law, at P.O. Box 87379, Baton Rouge, LA 708798379, (225) 756-0373.



NO. 2012-10679 DIV “C” DOCKET NO. 1

NO. 1994-19231 DIV. A SECTION 15




Notice is hereby given to all creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from the date of this notice or from the mailing of notice required by La C.C.P. Art 3304 why the Tableau of Distribution of this Estate should not be approved and homologated, and to show cause within ten (10) days from the date of this notice or from the mailing of notice required by La C.C.P. Art 3335 why the Final Account should not be approved and homologated, all as requested by Marlene Babin the duly appointed Public Administrator for the Parish of Orleans and the Administrator of this Succession, and the funds distributed in accordance therewith. Attorney: Gilbert R. Buras, Jr. (LA Bar# 3652) Address: 710 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 581-4334 Gambit: 10/29/13 LATASHA RENEE SMITH or anyone knowing her whereabouts, contact Loyola Law Clinic, 504-861-5599. Edy Transito Vela or anyone knowing his whereabouts, contact Loyola Law Clinic, 504-861-5599. To Advertise in

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BAR ORDER AND PROCEDURES RELATIVE TO CLAIMS AGAINST SETTLEMENT FUNDS By Order and Judgment dated December 29, 2011, this Court determined that settlements confected by the Class and Defendants, Louisiana Insurance Guarantee Association (“LIGA”), National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA (“National Union”), Lexington Insurance Company (“Lexington”), Scottsdale Insurance Company (“Scottsdale”) and Republic Insurance Company (“Republic”) were “fair, reasonable and adequate for the Class.” By Order and Judgment dated December 29, 2011, this Court determined that a settlement confected between the Class and the Housing Authority of New Orleans (“HANO”), was “fair, reasonable and adequate for the Class.” In connection with those Judgments, the Court established an Attorney Fee Reserve of 40% of the settlement proceeds, an Administration reserve of 5% of the proceeds; leaving a Claimant Settlement Reserve of 55% of the gross proceeds of these settlements for distribution to the Class. Those Judgments are now final.

In order to facilitate the distribution of the settlement reserve to class members and to facilitate the allocation of the attorney fee reserve, the Court enters the following: BAR ORDER AND PROCEDURE RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE CLAIMANT SETTLEMENT RESERVE AND THE ATTORNEY FEE RESERVE Any and all Persons having a claim against the funds allocated to any Class Member relating to matters at issue in the litigation, whether for medical liens, reimbursement, reimbursement of attorney litigation costs, expenses, advances or otherwise (but not claims for attorney fees related to the prosecution of Class Member of Class lead poisoning claims) are required to present same to the Special Masters, Scott Bickford and James Williams, 338 Lafayette Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 by hand delivery at their office or by mail/commercial courier to their office U.S. postmarked by/and or delivered no later than November 2, 2013. Anyone presenting such a claim shall be required to obtain proof of timely delivery. The claim shall set forth the nature and amount of the said claim and must include evidence supporting the said claims. Any attorney claiming any portion of the Attorneys Fee Reserve as a private counsel fee is required to present same including, but not limited to, a signed and dated attorney/client contract, to the Special Masters, Scott Bickford and James Williams, 338

Any and all Persons, without limitation, having a Claim are hereby enjoined from bringing any and all claims of any sort (whether for reimbursement, indemnity, subrogation, liens, claims, fees, expenses or for any other claim, lien or recovery) against the Settlement Funds, the Parties or involved counsel that arise from, concern, or are related, directly or indirectly, to the Incident, the alleged injuries, the Claims, the Litigation or the Settlement, except through the procedures and within the deadlines set forth above. No money shall be taken or deducted from any Class Member’s recovery for fees, expenses, advances, or for any other matters relative to the litigation, medical treatment or other reason absent an order of this Court. Any Person desiring access to the list of individual Class Members receiving awards under the settlement may contact the Office of Special Masters and information will be made available subject to such limitations and/or safe guards as are appropriate, and all information released shall be and shall remain confidential. This order is to be published by posting at Civil District Court, by mailing same to known potential claimants and/or their attorneys (though the failure to mail to all potential known claimants or to a current address shall not invalidate the notice), by posting on the Billieson Settlement website and by publication in Gambit on 10/29/13 and 11/5/13. New Orleans, Louisiana, this 17th day of October, 2013. JUDGE TIFFANY G. CHASE Gambit: 10/29/13 & 11/5/13

FIRST CITY COURT FOR THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 2011-53507 JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT SALE BY CONSTABLE THAT PORTION OF GROUND, BEARING MUNICIPAL NO. 2633 New Orleans St., this city, in the matter entitled: Sun Realty, L.L.C., as assignee of Sun Finance Company, L.L.C. f/k/a Sun Finance Company, Inc. vs. Valerie Jackson Nelson a/k/a Valerie Jackson Mercadel and Wayne Nelson a/k/a Wayne Nelson a/k/a Wayne Martin Nelson, Sr. 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 December 3, 2013, at 12:00 o’clock noon, the following described property to wit:

Lot M, Square No. 1504, Third District Municipal No. 2633 New Orleans Street Acquired: CIN 406808, 04/28/08 Previous Acquisition: CIN 194918 NA# 2000-12101, 03/16/2000CIN 406808, NA 08-30037 WRIT AMOUNT: $19,214.60 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. Attorney: Lee Thomas Address: 2301 N. Hullen St., Ste. 101 Metairie, LA 70001 Telephone: (504) 831-7908 Gambit: 10/29/13 & 11/26/13 and The Louisiana Weekly: 10/28/13 & 11/25/13 Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr Constable, Parish of Orleans Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a certain Promissory Note payable to WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, executed by Kimberly Cannon Ramirez and Carlos Ramirez, and dated May 21, 2003, in the principal sum of $80,254.00, bearing interest at the rate of 5.375% percent from dated until paid, and providing reasonable attorney fees, and all charges associated with the collection of same. Please contact Herschel C. Adcock, Jr., Attorney at Law, at P.O. Box 87379, Baton Rouge, LA 70879-8379, (225) 756-0373.

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 09-8732 DIV. E IN THE MATTER OF THE SUCCESSION OF SADIE HAYDEL WOODS NOTICE TO HOMOLOGATE FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNTING OF SADIE HAYDEL WOODS AND TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION WHEREAS, the Executrix of the Succession of Sadie Haydel Woods, has made application to the Court for Authority to Homologate the First and Final Accounting of the Succession of Sadie Haydel Woods and the Tableau of Distribution. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of ten (10) days form the date of service, all in accordance with the law. Attorney: Deborah L. Wilson Address: 808 Moss St. New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: (504) 488-4493 Gambit: 10/29/13

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On Friday, September 27, 2013, this Court approved the recommendations of the Special Masters for the allocation of the Settlement Fund to Class Members. The Court is preparing to distribute allocated amounts to Class Members such that the Court now seeks to address any claims against those sums allocated to individual Class Members. No attorney fees shall be deducted from individual Class Member allocations. All fee claims related to the prosecution of class or class member claims will be paid from the Attorney Fee Reserve only.

Lafayette Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 by hand delivery at their office or by mail/commercial courier to their office U.S. postmarked by and/or delivered no later than November 2, 2013. The claims shall be individual to class members represented and shall set forth the name of the Class Member and must include a copy of the contingency fee contract dated when originally executed and signed by the Class Member or his/her representative if, at the time the contract was signed, the Class Member did not have the capacity to sign the contingency fee contract, and evidence of the work performed on behalf of the class member client (e.g. time sheets, pleadings, materials prepared, etc.), and any other evidence the claimant attorney may want considered.




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Rex Swann Farms, Plains, TX, has 3 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.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 12/1/13 – 4/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX8254056 or call 225-342-2917.

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Pay based on exp. Plus benefits. Must have own tools Mack trucks and tanker trailers Reserve, La. 888-380-5516


Competitive Pay! 100% Paid Health Insurance for Employees! Advancement Opportunities! No Experience Required! Midwestern Services, Inc. a Houston, TX based company is accepting applications for tank cleaners. Will train. Crews average 50-60 hours per week. 90% travel required. Transportation provided to and from the job site. 100% Drug Free. EOE. Must be able to read, write and speak English. To fill out an application, please go to www.midwesternserves. com and go under employment tab to complete the application.

Brand New Upscale Salon & Spa serving the entire metro New Orleans community is seeking Licensed Stylist, Barber, Manicurist, Massage Therapist. Must have ability to service diverse clientele, excellent communication skills, attitude & smile, attendance & a willingness to serve others. Required to have a current LA license. Please call 504-858-4195 for details of position and questions. You can visit Salon and Spa at 1345 St. Bernard Ave. in New Orleans. Come be apart of this Exquisite New Salon, located in the New Marigny Historic District. Located less than a mile from the French Quarter. Booths are $150.00 a week for Stylist (2 Available), $125.00 for Barbers ( 1 Available), Manicurist (4 Available), Massage Therapist (2 Available) located upstairs and are negotiable.

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We’ve been in the New Orleans area for over 40 years, specializing in meeting our customer’s needs when it comes to service and product selection. We’re seeking Sales People to join our sales team with experience in the floral industry – self starters with interpersonal skills and a strong working knowledge of cut flowers. Apply in person to Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, 2801 Tchoupitoulas St.

French Quarter is Hiring for Host / Line Cook / Cashiers / Shuckers

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.

Minimum 3 years experience in a high volume restaurant required. If you are a hard working, fun-loving person with a passion for great food and customer service, come open your career oyster and find a pearl of a job today! Apply at 724 Iberville Street Monday thru Thursday between 2–4 pm.

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Make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill & their families. Services include: friendly visits to patients & their families, provide rest time to caretaker, bereavement & office assistance. School service hours avail.

Call Volunteer Coordinator @ 504-818-2723 #3006


Interested candidates must have a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/GED. 18 months of outdoor physical heavy labor experience preferred. These are not live-aboard positions. Applicants must live near the Baton Rouge or Reserve, LA area. Generous daily wage plus full benefits package to include Company paid retirement, 401K, medical, dental, etc.

Hiring a friendly person with excellent telephone and customer service skills. Part time position as receptionist for front desk at New Orleans Lakefront Airport. Working with airplanes and pilots. Email resume to http://








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1513 St. Charles Ave. #A New Orleans, LA 70130 504-571-9576 • (914) 787-9513


Charming family home on corner lot framed by majestic oak tree !! Freshly landscaped, four bedrm,3.5 baths,hardwd floors down,granite kitchen, new carpeting up,master suite has sep jacuzzi and shower,whole house generator,storm shutters on rear of house and colonial operable shutters, side and front, 12x20 carport,ample offstrt pking, move-in condition!!!

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$789,000 4 BR/3.5 BA



heart of the forest R E SI DE N T IA L DE V E L OP M E N T Visitors are welcome to explore our new residential development. We have made every effort to preserve the pristine forest. Lots vary in size from two to four acres, which allows for perfect building sites.

SOUTHERN ACADIAN HOME tucked behind iron gates and nestled on 13 beautiful acres just 1.5 miles from Hwy. 190! Thick cypress wood flrs reclaimed from N.O. WHSE Dist., REAL WOOD WINDOWS, Old Chicago brick F/P, & wet bar in living. Kit. boasts brick flrs, cypress cabs, granite,& s/s appl. Enormous MA/BR and giant closet. . MA/BA has jetted tub, sep shwr,& bidet. Cabana adj to lrg in-grnd pool w/ not tub & div brd. Great for family compound. THE VIEWS!!! Susan Ameen (985) 727-7000 Office • (504) 481-8255 Mobile 1522 W. Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70471


Impeccable 2011 Contemporary Renovation. 3BR/2BA, Designer tile throughout, custom kitchen, oversized cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, subway tile in baths. Island offered with sale along with all appliances. Ideal floorplan with vaulted ceilings. Spacious corner lot with fenced backyard, walk to neighborhood restaraunts and Tulane University.

Spacious & serene courtyard condo with luxe amenities in the middle of the Historic French Quarter! 10-yearold construction for peace of mind with ga rage parking & tranquil pool. Beautiful lush garden views from Master Bedroom Suite. Awesome rooftop deck to enjoy the splendid views of the Vieux Carre. Flex floorplan offers 2nd & 3rd bedrooms with private entrances on one floor. Hardwood floors, granite in kitchen and baths, SS appliances.

For a Personal Tour of the Properties Call (985) 796-9130 •

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


US Treasury Dept. Public Auction Thurs. 11/7 at 11 AM. 837 Royal St. Unit K, New Orleans. 1 block from Bourbon St. Located in the historic district. 3 Levels, 1 BR, 1.5 BA, 3rd fl. study, spiral staircase, rear view of pool & courtyard. OPEN: Sat. 11/2 from 1-4pm 703-273-7373, sale#1466-850 treasuryrp AU Lic#1759



On 2nd floor of beautifully renovated bldg. Exposed bolted beams with high ceilings, gourmet kitchen & wood floors throughout. Outdoor patio & roof top commuinty areas for grilling & entertaining with spectacular view. Call Jennifer Rice, Agent, (985) 892-1478.

124 Emerald Lake Dr. Waveland, MS 39576 MLS# 260017




Beautiful Home in town of Greensburg, La. Grocery & Hospital near by. 4BD/2BA $124,900. Bobby Drude And Associates, (985) 345-3344






H2O, Gas, & High Speed Internet Included 1, 2,3 Bedrooms Available. Kenner, Metairie, Metro New Orleans, and the Westbank. Call MetroWide Apartments Today 504-304-4687

102 MIMOSA ST. $149,500 3341 PLAZA - $135,000

3BR/2BA. Immaculate, charming Ranch home. Open flr plan for entertaining. Beautiful kitchen w/granite cntertpps. Huge Master suite that opens to patio & large no maintenance yard. Covered carport located off kit is great for outdoor activities. Call Lynne Depanics, (504) 583-8207. New Orleans Property Shoppe, Inc.


Newly rebuilt & renovated home on the water! Cathedral ceilings throughout, ss appl, tile cnttps & backsplash. 100 ft on the water w/ new bulkhead, dock & ramp. Seller will pay $500 towards buyers closing costs. Option to purchase neighboring parcel, for 2 waterfront acres. Call Betsy Balder Montjoy, Realtor, (228) 547-2856.




On street car line at St. Charles and Broadway. Multiple units from 127 to 4,000 square feet, utilities and alarm included. Elevator. Call (504) 861-9415,






3329 CALHOUN ST. $335K

Impeccable 2011 Contemporary Renovation, 3BR/2BA. Designer tile throughout, custom kit, oversized cabinets, granite cnttps, ss appl, subway tile in baths. Island offered w/sale along w/all appl. Ideal flrplan w/vaulted ceilings. Spacious corner lot w/fenced bkyd. Walk to n’nood restaurants & Tulane Univ. Call Andrew Severino, Investment Specialist, Sharpe Realty, LLC (504) 571-9576 or (914) 787-9513


Elegant, immaculate creole cottage circa 1830’s w/detached 2 story balcony carriage house restored to it’s original character. Gourmet kit w/ marble cnttps. 18th century chandelier, high end ss appl. Main house has original mantles. Many nice features. Foyer was designed painted & coordinated by Tara Shaw. $1,595,000. Call Lynne Depanics, (504) 583-8207. New Orleans Property Shoppe, Inc.

Renovated! Good n’borhood. 2/1, lg livingroom, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Walk in closets & storage, ceiling fans, ca&h. $750/mo + $750 dep. Call (504) 373-5594 or (504) 458-3699

1466 Magazine St., $539,900

117 S. Hennessey St., $ 329,900


S A 2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, backyard walk to Mid City shops & restaurants & City Park. Call Andrew Severino, Investment Specialist, Sharpe Realty, LLC (504) 571-9576 or (914) 787-9513

Betsy Balder Montjoy Realtor 228-547-2856

Beautiful custom home on spring fed lake. Exclusive & private n’borhood. Relax on your private beach & fish in yiur backyard. Wbfp,. Open floor plan. Split bedroom plan. Master suite with whirlpool tub. New construction & move in ready! House in NOT in a flood zone. Call Betsy Balder Montjoy, Realtor, (228) 547-2856. betsy.



221 S. Solomon $310K

124 EMERALD LAKE DR $259,900

Beautiful custom home on spring fed lake. Exclusive and private neighborhood. Relax on your private beach and fish in your backyard. Come in and enjoy the wood burning fireplace in this cozy open floor plan. Split bedroom plan. Master suite with whirlpool tub. Heated/ cooled garage. Move-in ready. New Construction. Home is not in a flood zone.





102 Mimosa St $149,500 Newly rebuilt and renovated home on the water. Cathedral ceiling throughout. Stainless steel appliances,tile counter tops and backsplash. 110 feet on the water with new bulkhead,dock and ramp. Seller will pay $500 towards buyers closing costs. Option to purchase neighboring parcel,for 2 waterfront acres.

Betsy Balder Montjoy Realtor 228-547-2856



5 suites currently used as a Bed and Breakfast with large yard and off street Parking. Real Estate Only $539,900. Owner/Broker

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.

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

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



Between Labarre & Rio Vista. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, $880/mo includes water, w&d, fridge & stove. NO pets, pool, smoking. OR 2BRr/1BA, $850 includes water B>Great landlord for great tenants! 504-887-1814


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, $724/mo. 504-236-5776.




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


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


Single house, c-a/h, 2br, 1ba, w/d hkps, lrg fncd yd, pets ok. $1100/mo. 504-952-5102


2511 S Carrollton Ave. 1/1 Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $750/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-4507450.


Furn efficiency with liv rm, a/h unit, ceil fans, wood/tile floors, w/d onsite. Clara by Nashville. Avail Now. $575/ mo. 504-895-0016.

8021 SPRUCE ST 1/2 OFF 1st MO. RENT!

3BR/2BA, fenced. CA&H, w&d, o/s pkng. Landlord pays water. $1600/mo + deposit. Call (504) 858-2875

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New FQR Office open! 713 Royal MON-SAT 10-5pm Sun-1-5 Full Service Office with Agents on Duty! 522-4585 Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Dirk • Billy • Andrew • Eric

1 /1.5 Hi -end furn w/prvt glry,balc&garage pkng $4,200

712 St Philip

1/1 Ground fl Luxury furn w/ctyd utilities inlc $1950

210 Chartres 3E

2/1 Furnished spacious apt in upper FQ $1695

816 Nashville P 934 Burgundy 1218 Barracks “A” 1003 St Philip

1 /1 updated apt off Mag St. parking included $1100 2 / 1.5 Lux fully furn.Short term rental.Prvt pool. $5,000 Studio Treme just off of crtyrd. Recently updated. $850 2/1.5 Light-filled furnished apt in great loc $1975

1020 Esplanade # 101 studio grnd-flr w/parking. Lush crtyrd & pool $1050 412 Dauphine 1B

2/2 Fully furn, valet prkng & crtyd, water incl $2750

4124 N Rampart

1/1 Renov dplx, hdwd flrs, modern kit, w/d hkps $1350

4126 N Rampart

1/1 Renov dplx, hdwd flrs, modern kit, w/d hkps $1350

1025 Dumaine #6

1/1 Newlyrenov,w/d,centralac/heat,fireplace. $1,200

FOR SALE 421 Burgundy #1 1/1 421 Burgundy #3 1/1 1608 N Broad 2/2 1125 Royal #3 1/1 512 Wilkinson Row #4 1 /1 611 Dauphine B 1/1 823 Burgundy #3 2/2 416 Burgundy #5 1/1 729 Dauphine A 1/1 4420 Barnett 16/8 917 Toulouse #11 3/2.5 816 Aline 2/2 1303 Burgundy #11 2/1 731 Dauphine B 1/1

Nice size grnd fl just off crtyd. $189,000 Bamboo flrs. exp wood Central HVAC. $189,000 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds. $82,500 3rd flr,exp beams,storage! Lush crtyrd $269,000 NEWPRICE!LightfilledTotalrenov in‘02$395,000 townhouse w/ common courtyard $169,900 1,600 sqft, brand renov, balcony, $599,000 lovely, crtyrd, no pets/low condo fees $149,000 HeartofFQ.Grtfrntporch.Updatedkit/ba$359,000 Metairieprop-8apts.each2bd/1bth.pkng$685000 Penthouse condo w/pkng & balcony $1,049,000 Uptown single fam house w/offst pkng.$379,500 Morro Castle! Balc w/view of crtyrd&pool $375,000 Heart of FQ; renovated w/many updates $344,900

COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 2200 Royal comm 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo 512 Wilkinson Row Comm NEWPRICE!commcondo.quaintFQst$395,000


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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.


Park your small rv, trailer, small boat or vehicle. 1 blk from streetcar line. Mid City area. $100 monthly or obo. Call (504) 488-4609


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500 Mandeville - 3 bd/ 1 1/2 ba ...... $2800 4721 Magazine - Comm ................... $2000 1020 Esplanade - 2 bd/ 1 ba + pkg ........ $1950 539 Dumaine - 1 bd/ 1 ba ............... $1650 1016 Burgundy - 1 bd/ 1 ba ............... $850


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Multi Colored. Details ask for Bill, (504) 269-8416.

•••HOMESTYLE BARGAINS••• Clay Baker Roaster

6” x 4” x 3”. Never Used. Sells New for $30, will sell for $18

PrestoFry Daddy Deep Fryer

Perfect condition. Sells New for $29.95, will sell for $18

OXO Salad Spinner

Large, like new! Sells New for $30.70, will sell for $18

George Forman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine


Vintage New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Posters are for sale representing 13 different years from 1985 to 2009. All are contained in the original mailing tubes in excellent condition. Call (225) 923-0086 or


Like new! Sells New for $78.00, will sell for $40

Chef’s Choice Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener Like new! Sells New for $40.94, will sell for $20

Beautiful Heavy Marble Lazy Susan

Like new! Sells New for $30, will sell for $18

Martini Glasses

Set of Four with Blue Bases, Clear Bowls, 6” high. Perfect Condition! Sells new for $34.99, will sell for $20

Call Northshore 985-809-7777


Like new Double Stroller! Great for Halloween. Great for Halloween! $50. (504) 832-1689

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$135 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122 $249 Brand New Queen Size Leather Bicast . Can deliver. 504952-8404 (504) 846-5122 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $299 Can deliver. 504-9528404 (504) 846-5122


Slate End table with metal scroll legs, $75. Call (504) 488-4609

MISC. FOR SALE CRAB & DEEP WATER CRAWFISH NETS Handmade & Heavy Duty Call Melvin at 504-228-9614 for a price.

Flambeaux loves, loves, loves to snuggle in a lap. He can be a little shy at first, but quickly turns into a complete lovebug. Flambeaux is about 6 months old and would love to join a family with another cat or two. Call 504-454-8200; Kasia is a precious 8-month-old kitten ready for a loving home. She is cute with a fun, loving personality. She would make a great addition to any family. Call 504-454-8200; adopt@

Bedroom Set, King-size bed, entertainment center, bookshelves, desk & other items! Call (504) 251-2287 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $250. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122



KASIA - Adorable Kitten




PIDDY - Missing Her Family

Piddy’s owner lost her home & job and had to give up her cats. Piddy is missing a warm lap, gentle strokes, and a best friend. She is sweet, calm and gentle. Piddy is about 5 years old/fully vetted. Call 504-454-8200;


Very heavy. Purchased from Hurwitz Mintz. Mahogany. Would be perfect for Mom or Mom to be. OBO. Call (504) 488-4609.


Residential & Commercial. After Construction Cleaning. Light/General Housekeeping. Heavy Duty Cleaning. Summer/Holiday Cleaning. Fully Insured & Bonded. (504) 250-0884, (504) 913-6615





Steering You In the Right Direction for over 40 Yrs! We match any color! We rent Pressure Washers, Spray Guns & Wall Paper Removers (Steamers). Free Delivery. M-F, 7a-6p, Sat, 8a-5p. Locations on Earhart, Canal, Magazine & Veterans


Professional • Dependable • 15+ Yrs Exp • References • Wkly, Bi-Wkly or Monthly. Free Est. Call Pat: (504) 228-5688 or (504) 464-7627.


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Protect & Beautify Your Home & Roof with Rhino Shield & Super Shield. 25 Year Warranty! Call today for a FREE Evaluation! Financing Available. 1-877-52-RHINO


Home Improvement & Repair Specialists. Pre & Post Inspection Repairs. Storm shutters, gutters, siding/fascia, patio covers, concrete, plumbing, new roofs & repairs, tree trimming & removal. “We do what others don’t want to do!” Jeff, (504) 610-5181.


LAMINA STERLING 840 ROYAL ST., NOLA 70116 $3.00 TO $6.00 PER PIECE. Discount for more than 50 Pieces. Call (504) 324-3423. laminasterling@

Offering dazzling holiday decor for any size home, business or event. Let us customize the decorations to fit your home, office or event needs!Choose from decorated trees, holiday lights, distinctive wreaths, fresh poinsettias, &more. Order your prelit Fraser Fir Christmas Tree online today! 504.210.7227



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Plantation Shutters


No Middle Man Free Estimates • Free Installations • Quality Handcrafted • Interior Shutters • 42 years Experience 100% Wood • Quick Delivery No Faux Wood


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Bathtubs · Marble Walls ·Tile Walls ·Floors · Countertops Cast Iron · Fiberglass · Tin · Plastic · Cultured Marble We believe your home should reflect your personal taste and style!

KITCHEN STYLE is a full-service, kitchen, bath cabinets and Marble & Granite counter tops, residential interior design firm with a distinguished reputation. Whether you need help with minor updating, large-scale renovations or new construction, we’ll help you achieve the look you want. On time and within budget.

Call us today for a FREE initial consultation and FREE KITCHEN DESIGN AT YOUR EMAIL




Rust on Porcelain Fixtures · Cracks in Fiberglass ·Chips, Gouges and Scratches


Most Jobs are Done in Hours

Our refinishing makes cleaning easier Certified Fiberglass Technician Family Owned & Operated


8129 Earhart Blvd. • New Orleans • 504-906-2156 •

• Knowledgeable Sales Staff • Free Do-It-Yourself Advice • Free Prompt Delivery


5331 CANAL BLVD. 70124 504-485-6569

2801 MAGAZINE ST. 70115 504-891-7333

6820 VETERANS BLVD. 70003 504-888-4684





7am-6pm • Mon-Fri • Sat 8am-5pm


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A BEST Sewer & Drain Service, Inc. Since 1975

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HANDY-MEN-R-US “at your service”

Home of the $650 Termite Damage Repair Guarantee


8180 EARHART BLVD. 70118 504-861-8179



We Rent Pressure Washers, Spray Guns & Wall Paper Removers (Steamer)

Call Our Trained Experts & Experience The Difference








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Commercial & Residential Emergency Call Services

HOME IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR SPECIALIST We are available for consulting toward energy savings, inspection requirements, raising your property’s curb appeal. Pre & Post Inspection Repairs. We Raise Standards!

• Siding/Fascia - Repairs • New Installations • Gutters - Cleaning • Repairs • New Installation • Storm Shutters/Panel Installations • Patio Covers/Sunrooms/Screen Rooms • Electrical - Repairs • Rewire • Ceiling Fans Lights & Fixtures • Plumbing - Repairs • Sinks • Toilets • Subsurface • New Roof/Roofing Repairs • Tree Trimming & Tree Removal • Cutting Hauling • Stump Grinding

“We do what others don’t want to do!” Call Jeffrey (504) 610-5181



Your Guide to New Orleans Homes & Condos

ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

1750 St. Charles #428 $339,000 St Charles Avenue’s most premiere address. Spacious 2 BR condo with wonderful view of the courtyard. Beautiful wd flrs, granite counter tops, stainless appl. State of the art fitness center. Rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city. Secured off street parking.


John Schaff CRS (c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663

1602 S. Carrollton $849,000 Beautifully renovated, raised Victorian with 3400 sq. feet. 4 bedroom/3 baths. Beautiful marble kitchen & baths. Incredible wood floors.

1750 St. Charles #502 $319,000 St Charles Avenue’s most premiere address. Spacious 1 BR condo with beautiful wd flrs, granite counter tops, stainless appl, marble bath. Beautiful courtyard. State of the art fitness center. Rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city. Secured off street parking.

• 1750 St. Charles #630 (2Bdrm/2Ba) ....................................................................... TOO LATE! $389,000 • 905 Aline (3Bdrm/2Ba) .............................................................................................. TOO LATE! $339,000 • 536 Soniat ..................................................................................................................... TOO LATE! $329,000 • 760 Magazine .............................................................................................................. TOO LATE! $239,000 • 1750 St. Charles #442 ............................................................................................... TOO LATE! $229,000 • 4941 St. Charles (5Bdrm/3Ba) ................................................................................. TOO LATE! $1,900,000 • 3638 Magazine (Commercial) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $649,000 • 1215 Napoleon (3Bdrm/2.5Ba) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $899,000 • 1225 Chartres (2Bdrm/1Ba) ......................................................................................... TOO LATE! $289,000 • 13 Platt (3Bdrm/2Ba) ..................................................................................................... TOO LATE! $309,000 • 601 Baronne (2Br/2Ba) ................................................................................................ TOO LATE! $489,000 • 1224 St. Charles (1Bdrm/1Ba) ................................................................................... TOO LATE! $169,000





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ANTEBELLUM TREME BEAUTY. Built in 1855 this home features a grand stairway, large porch, elegant iron work and classic facade. 4-plex with guest cottage currently rented for $550, 12 ft ceilings, heart of pine floors, side yard, off street parking. Lush tropical front garden. Excellent property for investors and/or owner/occupant. $399,000

REMODELED TO PERFECTION. Large living area features: Gas FP & Wet bar w/Mahogany Cabinets, Top of line kitchen appliances including 48” Wolf Range. Granite & Porcelain Floors; 1st level. Plaster & Wood Molding throughout. Master Bath w/steam shower. Custom Maple Shelving in closets. Recessed Halogen Lighting. 50 yr roof. Huge Double Lot. This home is one of a kind. $599,000 ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRS

(504) 895-4663 Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Your #1 stop for ALL your


Party Supplies • Costumes Decorations ... and MUCH MORE! 4501 Veterans Blvd, Metairie (504) 888-7254

Nola where something enchanted is always brewing an eclectic shop of spells, potions, antiques, Gris Gris bags, JuJu dolls and more Tarot Card Readings offered online or in person by appointment


Bring your treat bags to retailers displaying “Boo at the View” signage for yummy goodies! Complimentary treat bags are available at the Clearview Room, while supplies last.

Join Us In The Clearview Room For: Costume Contest for Kids & Pets

Participate to win fun prizes for best costumes in each category Kids Costume Contest - 6:00PM Pets Costume Contest - 7:15PM

Face Painting, Games & Giveaways

From Gambit Classifieds Call (504)483-3100 to place your ad


Mall Wide Trick-or-Treating


Gambit New Orleans: Oct. 29, 2013  

New Orleans news and entertainment, Voodoo Fest 2013.