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Seven Things to Do This Week ................ 5 The Whigs, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival & Showcase and more


News ...................................................................... 7 Same-sex marriage activists on a tour of Southern small towns Bouquets + Brickbats ................................... 7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What?........................................................ 7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt.......................................................... 9 Political news and gossip Commentary ....................................................10 Sandy, Katrina and foot-in-mouth disease Gus Kattengell ................................................12 The pain game

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Krewe du Vieux | The Carnival krewe most prone to share too much, Krewe du Vieux, “Comes Early” in a parade moved up a week by the Super Bowl. New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic founder Bethany Bultman reigns as queen of a band of over-excited subkrewes offering offbeat homages to Roger Goodell, The Times-Picayune and others. There are satirical floats, brass bands and more as the krewe winds its way through the Faubourg Marigny and French Quarter. PAGE 37.

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A Southern campaign for same-sex marriage makes its way to Washington D.C. this week.


a new nonprofit public health organization providing dental health services to underserved children and seniors in New Orleans, held its kickoff Jan. 9 at New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School. Smiles2Geaux brought its mobile dental clinic to the school and gave students checkups and instruction in oral health. For more information about the group, check out www. was honored at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards — not for her film career, but for her contributions to Warren Easton High School. Bullock helped rebuild the New Orleans school after Hurricane Katrina and underwrote college scholarships for many of its graduates. Bullock, a part-time resident of the Garden District, was given the “Favorite Humanitarian” award during the ceremony, which was telecast Jan. 9 on CBS.


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On Jan. 4, partners Sondra Scott and Jan Parker applied for a marriage license in Mobile, Ala., knowing that as a same-sex couple they would be refused. The action was part of “WE DO,” a twoweek grassroots trek designed to draw attention to the lack of same-sex marriage in Southern states. COURTESY COLLYN WARNER/WE DO CAMPAIGN

the years since then — as they have across the nation. A CNN poll taken in the mid-1990s found only 23 percent of Louisianans supported same-sex marriage, while a 2010 poll found that number had risen to 36 percent — ahead of several other Southern states, including Alabama (26 percent), Mississippi (27 percent), Arkansas (29 percent) and Georgia (34 percent). Among Gulf Coast states in the 2010 poll, only Florida was higher, where 41 percent of respondents supported same-sex marriage. But Southern and Midwestern states have some of the lowest support for same-sex marriage in the country. About a dozen couples will be making part or all of the trek, says Beach-Ferrara, a minister at the United Church of Christ in Asheville, who organized Southern Equality in 2011. “Folks approach us from across the South, wanting to take part,” Beachpage 8


brought together at-risk students from the nonprofit training program Homebuilders Institute of New Orleans, several former NFL players and professionals from the Louisiana Home Builders Association and Home Builders of Greater New Orleans to work on three houses on North Rocheblave Street in the 9th Ward. The groups began construction Jan. 8 and plan to have the residences completed by the Super Bowl.

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a Mississippi Republican, voted against relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy — even though as CFO of the Biloxi Housing Authority, he had pushed for Hurricane Katrina aid for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “Send us money so we can put families back together,” he wrote after Katrina. A spokesperson for Palazzo told Talking Points Memo that the congressman would have voted for Sandy aid had the bill contained spending cuts to offset the cost of the relief. That condition was not a requirement of post-Katrina aid.


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Nine states and the District of Columbia currently recognize same-sex marriage. Seven of those states are in the Northeast; none are in the South. (Same-sex marriage legislation was introduced into both houses of the Illinois legislature last week.) Across the country, each state has a patchwork of laws regarding same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Louisiana voters passed a same-sex marriage ban in the Louisiana Constitution in September 2004 by a percentage of 78 to 22 percent. That ban was immediately challenged on the basis of constitutionality, but the decision was upheld unanimously by the state Supreme Court in 2005. State numbers have shifted in favor of same-sex marriage in

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By Kevin Allman eth Schissel was nervous last week when she went to apply for her marriage license in DeKalb County, Georgia. Schissel, an emergency room doctor and an honorably discharged Air Force veteran, was with her partner of 15 years, Sally White. Schissel knew she and White would be denied — “The clerk was very nice and apologetic” — and they were; same-sex marriage, never legal in Georgia, was officially banned in a 2004 amendment to the state constitution, which also banned civil unions. “It felt like Coming Out Day again,” Schissel says. “I’m in my mid-40s, I’m established in my career — but it’s that concept of rejection you’re anticipating.” Schissel and White are just one of several same-sex couples — most of them from small towns across the South — who have applied for marriage licenses since New Year’s. It’s part of a campaign called WE DO, begun by the Asheville, N.C.-based nonprofit Southern Equality, designed to draw attention to marriage laws throughout the South by having couples apply for marriage licenses in seven mostly medium-sized cities and metro areas, including Hattiesburg, Miss., Mobile, Ala. and Decatur, Ga. The WE DO movement is planned to end in Arlington, Va., where more couples will be denied licenses — followed hours later, just a few miles away, with a legal same-sex wedding at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. scheduled for Jan. 17 — four days before President Barack Obama (the first president to express support for same-sex marriage) is publicly reinaugurated. The juxtaposition is intentional. “When we’re in Virginia, we’re second-class citizens,” says the Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, one of the march’s organizers. “Then we cross the border into Washington, D.C., and suddenly all these rights are granted to us.”

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Ferrara says, adding that we DO didn’t stop in Louisiana simply because no Louisiana couples had contacted the group. “we try to build it in response to where we see pockets of interest,” she adds, “and we are finding small towns and small cities are the places where there’s the most resonance. “sometimes the clerks go out of their way to say they wish they could grant the request,” Beach-Ferrara said of the experiences the group has encountered. “Other times folks are always professional and civil, but they’re pretty disengaged, very perfunctory.” Beth Littrell, a lawyer in the southeastern office of the LGBT organization Lambda Legal, served as a legal observer in DeKalb County, and says between 75 and 100 supporters showed up as five couples there applied for marriage licenses. “it’s hard to put into words how powerful and uplifting it was,” Littrell says. “Discrimination as a concept is something i fight against every day, but discrimination as a sort of physical entity — it had a different effect, seeing citizens being denied something their friends and neighbors are provided as a matter of course.” Among those applying for licenses there: a 70-year-old couple who had been partnered for 30 years and were denied. “i mean, Kim Kardashian gets a license, Britney spears gets a license …” schissel says, chuckling. “The sky didn’t fall when Maryland issued marriage licenses in the new year, and it’s not going to fall now,” she adds. “There was no chanting and there’s no name-calling. i wouldn’t participate in anything that’s disrespectful.” schissel was discharged from the U.s. Air Force under the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell provision enacted in 1993 under then-President Bill Clinton. it was repealed in 2011. she sees parallels between that policy and state constitutions barring same-sex marriages. “i guarantee you have people today who were on the other side of the Civil Rights Act [of 1963],” she says, “and the question today is: Do you want to be on the right or the wrong side of history?” “we are using a new strategy in the south, and the south is often completely dismissed when it comes to strategy or strategic innovation,” Beach-Ferrara says of we DO. “And some people think: why talk about full equality in the south when you’re not going to get there any time soon?” “it’s not about ‘Leave the south,’” schissel says. “we’re happy here. it’s about starting conversations with people so we can open some hearts and minds.”

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“when i’m flying, i usually take an Ambien and listen to one of my own speeches on my iPod. i’m out in seconds. But it doesn’t always work, and sometimes you’ll have some funny moments from being overtired. There was an incident in New Orleans, at Mardi Gras, in 1997. But the video has been destroyed and i gave the beads back.” — Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and possible next U.S. Secretary of State, describing his experiences with jet lag to Men’s Journal. “i was so proud to see Quvenzhane [Wallis] get her nomination. That’s history. she [was] 6 years old — the youngest person ever to get nominated for Best Actress. i don’t know how many times a kid from Houma gets a chance to act in a film and gets the chance to be a Best Actress nominee.” — Beasts of the southern wild director Benh Zeitlin talking about the four Academy Award nominations his film received Jan. 10, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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comic and HBO host Bill Maher on Jan. 27. shortly after the BP oil disaster, in his “New rules” segment on Real Time With Bill Maher, Maher took aim at Gulf Coast oil industry workers, whose livelihoods had been temporarily devastated by the federal drilling moratorium that followed the gusher. “i may have hurt a few feelings when my response to the complaint that jobs will be lost in the offshore drilling business was, ‘F—k your jobs!,’” Maher said, adding, “sorry, roughnecks, but eventually you’re going to have to find something else to do. … is working on an oil rig really that great a job anyway? You spend weeks at a time on a floating well in the ocean. if you want to avoid your family that bad, take up golf. Yes, the oil industry creates jobs. so does the kiddie porn industry.” Have state Dems discussed those remarks with Maher’s management? Are they even aware of them? Mike Stagg, a spokesman for the Louisiana Democratic Party, didn’t return Gambit’s call by press time. Tickets for the event are $84, or $184 for the show and a patron party. — KeviN ALLMAN

scuttlebits all thE nEws that doEsn’t fit     • Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed eliminating the state individual and corporate income taxes, the Monroe NewsStar first reported last week. state sales taxes could increase to as much as 7 percent from the current level of 4 percent. in a statement on his Facebook page, Jindal said the move would “put more money back into the pockets of Louisiana families,” yet somehow would be done “in a revenue-neutral manner.” Jindal didn’t explain how his proposal could be simultaneously revenue-neutral and reduce taxes …     • As first reported in Lafayette’s Independent Weekly, former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina Edwards have confirmed they are expecting their first child together. He is 85; she is 34. Their forthcoming reality show, The Governor’s Wife, debuts on A&e next month. edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt told Fox 8 News last week, “i’m really concerned for them and how it will treat them in a real way and not stereotype.” Heaven forfend anyone compromise the edwards’ dignity …     • Sandra Fluke, the attorney who was pilloried last year by Rush Limbaugh after testifying to Congress about the importance of including birth control coverage in health insurance, came to town to speak at a Jan. 10 fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast New Orleans Health Center, as well as a meet-and-greet at the club Chickie wah wah. Two days later, prolife advocates were scheduled to march from Baton rouge’s Old state Capitol to the state Capitol — among them sen. David Vitter, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Louisiana Family Forum head Gene Mills and others … — sTAFF rePOrTs

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human misery. And by most any measure, Katrina was our worst natural disaster in history.” Vitter was right about Katrina, but he doesn’t come off well as a public scold. As New York magazine noted acidly, “Vitter, on the other hand, is perfect and has never made a mistake ever.” The politician who really stepped in it was Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., who voted against a Congressional aid package for Sandy victims — even as it was revealed that he lobbied for federal funds for Mississippi after Katrina, when he was CFO of the Biloxi Housing Authority. Palazzo first explained that he voted against the Sandy package because he was concerned that there was no revenueneutral spending cut attached to the bill (a concern he didn’t have when it came to federal funds for Biloxi). When that didn’t wash, Palazzo traipsed up to New York and New Jersey to “inspect” Sandy’s damage — more than two months after the storm — and with a full media entourage

We understand that misery is misery. Why politicize it? It took politicians to do that. in tow. He then declared, “Now is the time for the federal government to provide immediate relief to those affected by the storm. I am fully committed to providing the relief they so desperately need.” Palazzo wasn’t the only one to reverse course clumsily in the face of criticism. After U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu showed only tepid public support for Reid, the Senate leader finally issued a grudging non-apology. Worse, in correcting himself, Reid couldn’t resist trying to get in a dig against his political opponents: “In my recent comments criticizing House Republicans for threatening to betray Congress’ tradition of providing aid to disaster victims in a timely fashion regardless of region,” he said in a statement, “I simply misspoke.” Misspoke? That’s putting it mildly. New Orleanians didn’t try to measure the Northeast’s suffering after Sandy. Nor did we take the political measure of those who were hurt. We merely opened our hearts and did what we could to help. Too bad America’s elected representatives couldn’t find it within themselves to do the same.

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ew Orleans Saints fans saw firsthand the impact Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has on his football team. The 2012 season began with Griffin and his Redskins beating the Black and Gold 40-32 in the Superdome. Griffin passed for 320 yards and a pair of touchdowns in that game and rushed for 42 yards on nine carries. That was just the start of his fantastic rookie season, one that saw RG3 lead Washington to seven straight wins and a playoff spot. For the year, Griffin tallied 3,200 yards passing and 815 yards rushing, but his aggressive style got him banged up. He suffered a concussion in a contest with the Atlanta Falcons Oct. 7 and missed the following game against the Minnesota Vikings. During the Dec. 9 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, he took a hit to his right knee that forced him to miss the next game against the Cleveland Browns due to a sprained lateral collateral ligament (LCL). In the wild card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Griffin injured it further in the first quarter but kept playing. It was tough to watch him fight through the pain for most of the game. Washington had 129 yards of offense in the first quarter, but managed just


74 yards the rest of the game. On a low snap late in the fourth quarter, Griffin essentially blew out his knee trying to plant and recover a fumbled snap. Should he have been out there? Did the team put Griffin at risk for selfish reasons, or did Griffin put himself at risk by trying to man up and fight through an obvious injury? Head coach Mike Shanahan has been taken to task for his decision to leave Griffin in the game. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, a famed fixer of athletes, made news the day of the game for a USA Today story that reported Andrews never had a chance to properly evaluate Griffin when the quarterback originally hurt his knee on Dec. 9. “He came off the field, walked through the sidelines, circled back through the players and took off back to the field,” Andrews told USA Today. “It wasn’t our opinion. We didn’t even get to touch him or talk to him. Scared the hell out of me.” Griffin tore his LCL and anterior cruciate ligament in that playoff game and underwent surgery Jan. 9. His recovery is expected to be six to eight months — in time for the start of the 2013 regular season. The debate in sports circles has been whether Shanahan acted appropriately in allowing Griffin, the

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Players want to play and coaches are paid to win games. In 2010, I reported on my radio show, The Sports Hangover, that Saints quarterback Drew Brees suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury he dealt with for six weeks. “Yeah, I had an MCL sprain this year and was able to rehab it and play with a brace, and it limited my mobility for a period of time,” Brees told in January 2011. “But I was fortunate enough to be able to get through it.” We celebrate toughness in sports, but sometimes toughness wins out over being smart about a players’ physical health. Some make the argument that playing through injuries comes with the territory and that players are paid a high salary to do just that. Football is gladiatorial whether we like it or not, and football fans enjoy watching the brutality and victory that comes from besting the opposing team. It is a game of toughness — but it’s still hard to watch a young man in pain further injure himself all for the sake of a game. — Listen to Gus Kattengell’s The Sports Hangover every weekday from 3 p.m-6 p.m. on 106.1 FM “The Ticket.”

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‘Tax reform’ not so simple t should come as no surprise that Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to substitute significantly higher sales taxes for no income taxes. Eliminating the income tax is the ultimate conservative nectar. That explains why Jindal, who clearly has presidential ambitions, is enthralled with the idea. But is it good policy for Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the country? Hopefully, that’s what lawmakers — and taxpayers — will debate in the coming months. History suggests the debate will be a partisan, ideological war; truth will be the first casualty. Policywise, the governor proposes to eliminate personal and corporate income taxes while raising the state sales tax by 75 percent — from 4 cents to 7 cents. The immediate reaction was predictable. Conservatives praised Jindal for proposing to eliminate the state income tax. Liberals (or, as they now seem to prefer, progressives) blasted it as regressive. Jindal, meanwhile, still has a lot of details under wraps — or not yet fully developed. For example, when he unveiled the plan

last week, he initially did not specify which sales tax exemptions would be preserved and which would be eliminated. Team Jindal later said the governor will keep taxes on food for home consumption, drugs and utilities. That sounded like a concession to the poor, but those exemptions are constitutionally protected. If Jindal wanted to eliminate them, his plan would be DoA. The remaining exemptions, and there are lots of them, are on the table. No specific legislation has been offered, so right now we’re talking about talking points, not specifics. one general point that everyone should keep in mind is that consumers and businesses pay state and local sales taxes on most purchases. In New orleans the combined sales tax rate is 9 percent; in Jefferson it’s 8.75 percent. The state average is about 8.5 percent. If Jindal’s plan goes through as proposed, the area sales tax rate would be at or near 12 percent — higher for tourists who stay in local hotels. And that’s not all. Many state sales tax exemptions also apply locally. That is, a state sales tax

If Jindal’s plan goes through, the area sales tax rate would be at or near 12 percent. exemption on, say, the purchase of raw materials for widgets often exempts the manufacturer from paying the local sales tax as well. If that exemption is eliminated, the manufacturer could have to pay up to 12 percent sales tax on raw materials. The owner of the company would no longer pay state income tax, but would he or she be better off? Maybe, maybe not. Twelve percent on raw materials is a steep hike from 0.

“While the name may sound simple, there is nothing simple about tax reform,” says Dan Juneau, head of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. Juneau has followed tax reform in Louisiana for decades. He adds: “Even if it involves changes that are truly revenue neutral, it always consists of taking something from someone who has it and giving it in some form to someone else who wants it. There is always a monetary transfer at play.” That observation supports the argument of critics that Jindal’s plan will simply be a boon to the rich. on the other hand, depending on which exemptions remain in place, many businesses — and business owners — also could wind up paying more under Jindal’s plan. Those margins, those details, are where the war will be fought. unlike Jindal’s drive-by education reform efforts, which he rammed through the Louisiana Legislature before most folks (including legislators) could examine them in detail, tax reform directly affects everyone — and everyone knows it. This time, everyone should be paying close attention from the get-go.

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the heavily touted post-Hurricane Katrina “renaissance” for the first time. “The Super Bowl for us is just one event,” he says. “Then it’s Mardi Gras, convention business, cruise business — we’re not going to stop. We didn’t just prepare for Super Bowl then go back to our old ways; we’ve been working hard the last two-and-a-half years to change this airport in a positive way. We hope they feel it, they see it, when they’re here.” Visitors leaving the airport in cars, however, meet traffic detours and construction — and when they enter the city, they dodge another round of detours and construction focused on the downtown area in the shadow of the Superdome. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials are confident the city will be ready for the national championship game. They have, after all, spent several years planning, legislating and enforcing for a Super Bowl — the city’s greatest and most expensive commercial. New Orleans now ties Miami as the most frequent Super Bowl host. (New Orleans hosted nine Super Bowls, in 1970, ’72, ’75, ’78, ’81, ’86, ’90, ’97 and 2002. The Superdome also is the most used Super Bowl venue; Tulane University also was used by the Super Bowl three times, in 1970, ’72 and ’75.) The National Football League likes to up the ante each year for its big game. With concerts, its weeklong NFL Experience, concessions, fan events and dozens of other activities, the Super Bowl is a massive event well beyond the Astroturf. Indianapolis, which hosted last year’s game, spent more than $8

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Construction along Canal Street funnels traffic to one lane and in one place closes riverbound traffic lanes altogether. Last week, the city’s traffic advisories warned drivers of road projects along Poydras and Canal streets and Loyola Avenue, where a new streetcar line will open Jan. 28.

here’s an unexpected calm in the lobby of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Below the large windows over the ticket counters and the gallery of doors along the airport entrance, traveler traffic moves at a gentle pace — despite it being the day of the Sugar Bowl. The frenzy of last-minute sports fans filled the lobby the day before, and they’ll return tomorrow, when airport communications director Michelle Wilcut expects a mass exodus. “Right now is the quiet part,” she says from an office overlooking the lobby. But the quiet part isn’t and hasn’t been quiet at all. Contractors and electricians work from early morning hours through afternoons filling holes, painting walls, laying carpet and installing flat-screen TVs. The notoriously drab airport is getting a $300 million retrofuturistic red-and-brown makeover — a design (with floating art pieces, flat-screen flight monitors, natural light) that just a month earlier would be unrecognizable to travelers familiar with MSY. Iftikhar Ahmad, who has directed the airport since May 2010, sits at the head of a long conference table, his back to the runway outside his office. Ahmad and his staff are preparing a plan for a game much bigger than the Sugar Bowl — in a matter of weeks, Ahmad anticipates more than 42,000 travelers at his airport for Super Bowl XLVII. His staff has kept a fast-paced construction schedule. Most concessions and restaurants will open Jan. 15. But Ahmad has the task of creating the first impression for thousands of new visitors, many of whom will see


Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses media during a Dec. 11, 2012 briefing on traffic plans for Super Bowl XLVII. “(The Super Bowl) is a great opportunity to show what the city looks like (after) its resurrection, redemption, resilience,” he said. “It will not be the last one we get.” Gambit > > JaNUaRY 15 > 2013



million (on top of more than $180 million on city infrastructure, like street repair) for the 40,000 game attendees and thousands of other visitors. But Indianapolis’ Capital Improvement Board estimated the city lost $1 million — it only received $7 million from tax revenue. (This was on the heels of opening Lucas Oil Stadium, a $720 million project that broke ground in 2005 and required a tax increase to cover its expenses. The stadium opened in 2008, a few months before Indianapolis won its bid for Super Bowl XLVI.) The city still received international visibility. Headlines in the Indianapolis Star heralded the event: “As millions watch, Indy shines in her close-up,” “City put heart into the game,” and “City’s efforts made Hoosiers proud.” When New Orleans hosted the big game in 2002, the city and NFL scrambled to come up with a plan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, which postponed the event and pushed the game into the Carnival calendar. “This time we’ve had a few more years to perfect the plan, not just a few months. Super Bowl XVII is a lot bigger,” says Frank Supovitz, NFL vice president of

special events. In 2002 terms, it’s way bigger: Supovitz says viewership has increased more than 28 percent since then, when more than 86 million viewers watched the New England Patriots defeat the St. Louis Rams and saw U2’s Bono reveal an American flag under his leather jacket. In 2012, more than 111 million people tuned in. New Orleans won its “perfect 10” bid in May 2009 at the NFL’s annual Spring Ownership Meeting in Florida, beating out Arizona and Florida as potential bowl sites. “It seems like eons ago we were standing in front of 32 stone-faced owners,” says Jay Cicero, president of the GNO Sports Foundation and executive director of the city’s Super Bowl committee. “We couldn’t tell if they gave a rat’s cheek about us. … It wasn’t until the commissioner came into the room.” When Landrieu took office in 2010, the city got to work, well knowing the impending city and federal road projects and general cleanup before the game. As New Orleans City Council Vice President Jackie Clarkson noted at the city’s Super Bowl traffic plan announcement last month, “It’s our job to pass, legislatively, any changes — anything that has to be done.”


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Throughout the week of Super Bowl XLVII, CBS will occupy Jackson Square (aka Super Bowl Park) where it will air several live programs, including The Talk and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as its morning and evening news broadcasts — and a seven-hour block of gameday coverage.

    When the visitor floodgates open, the  airport will be first to greet them.     “There is an impression we need to  make on these folks coming in,” Ahmad  says. “Our customer service team is also  working on beads, doubloons, all that  stuff that comes with New Orleans, so  as folks are coming in, they get a taste of  New Orleans as soon as they step foot in  Louisiana. We’re going to have live music  on both levels. They’ll play jazz.”     Last month, food news website Eater  NOLA slammed MSY (“it sucks,” “it  sucks hard,” “we do not endorse eating  at MSY”) for its pre-2013 concessions  offerings. Among restaurants opening  this month at the airport: Dooky  Chase, WOW Cafe and Wingery,  two Copeland’s, Ye Olde College Inn,  Abita Bar and Zatarain’s Kitchen. The  airport also opened a slate of new retail  businesses, including New Orleans 

Saints and Hornets merchandisers and  Perlis. Ahmad says during the Super  Bowl weekend rush, many businesses  and concessions will stay open 24 hours.      Visitors to the airport then can walk  to a new consolidated rental car facility.  Despite a dispute between the airport’s  contractors and the rental car office  contractors in the $95 million facility,  Ahmad says it will open Jan. 23. “From  the progress we’ve seen, it’ll be ready,”  he says. “We feel good about our  readiness, and we’re comfortable with  what the airport will look like.”     New taxi services also will be available.  In November, the New Orleans City  Council ruled that new taxi criteria  (including air-conditioning, security  cameras and credit card machines) must  extend to cabs operating at the airport.  In October, cab drivers protested inside  and out of City Hall, blocking Poydras  page 19

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in New Orleans he New England Patriots lead with the most Super Bowl visits (three) to New Orleans, though the team’s only win in the city came in 2002 against the St. Louis Rams.

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1972: Super Bowl VI Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins, 24-3 1975: Super Bowl IX Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 1978: Super Bowl XII Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos, 27-10 1981: Super Bowl XV Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 1986: Super Bowl XX Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 46-10 1990: Super Bowl XXIV San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos, 55-10 1997: Super Bowl XXXI New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers, 21-35 2002: Super Bowl XXXVI St. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots, 17-20 2013: Super Bowl XLVII


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Street and demanding more time to comply with a threat of a taxi shortage before the Super Bowl. (During a press conference a few floors above the protest, Landrieu said the new rules will bring the city up to speed with the rest of the country, adding, “I’m sorry you feel disgruntled.”) Cabs had until Dec. 31, 2012, to comply with the new rules. That deadline has been extended to Jan. 17. On Dec. 5, CBS announced a “Super Bowl Park” at Jackson Square. The network’s weeklong “central broadcast center” will host a chunk of its regular programming there, including talk shows The Talk and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (both with live audiences), as well as Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer, its morning and evening news broadcasts and its Super Bowl day programming (it’ll devote seven hours to game-day coverage). Super Bowl Park will consist of four shared outdoor sets inside Jackson Square, with another set across the street at Washington Artillery Park. All shows will share equipment, office space and staff. The network said, “Jackson Square, the historic park in the heart of

the famed French Quarter, will serve as the backdrop for CBS’s coverage” — though it noted the park will “remain open to the public.” In November, Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council floated a pair of ordinances aimed at removing visitors from the park between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., and stopping or standing in the pedestrian mall surrounding the park would result in a $500 fine. Jackson Square artists, who are allowed to set up beginning at 5 a.m., agreed the city needed to enforce a cleaner park, but a curfew was too harsh. (Jackson Square artist and blogger Lance Vargas wrote, “The message seems to be, ‘Be in a bar drinking or go back to your hotel.’”) According to District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer’s legislative director Nicole Webre, the ordinances were assigned to the Governmental Affairs Committee, where they were pulled from the agenda. City officials dismissed talk that the ordinances were related to CBS’ Super Bowl plans. In October 2011, the City Council passed an ordinance that read, “It shall be prohibited for any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of

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disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise.” Though it sounds contrary to the First Amendment, the ordinance aimed at religious proselytizers who potentially could ignite a hostile crowd — especially when the city fills for Super Bowl and visitors empty onto Bourbon Street. NOLA Femmes writer Kalen Wright saw the Jackson Square ordinances as another attempt to build a “constitution-free zone” in the French Quarter and surrounding areas, adding “Why is our city’s administration refusing to implement genuine and visible improvements to enhance Jackson Square?” The ordinance is being challenged in federal court. Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, the city will enforce a “clean zone,” boxing in most of downtown and the French Quarter, extending from Earhart Boulevard to Calliope Street, Religious to Orange streets, across the river to the West Bank levee, and continuing on the East Bank to Elysian Fields, North Claiborne and Tulane avenues, and North Broad Street to Earhart. The boundaries will be in force until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, on all sidewalks, streets and neutral grounds. The “clean zone” prohibits setting up viewing stands, stages, tents, concessions and vendors, among other things, even if you’ve received a permit for Mardi Gras. “Clean zone” violators could face a $500 fine or up to six months in prison. Street closures already are in effect. On Saturday, Jan. 5, the Interstate 10 Superdome exit at Poydras Street closed, as well as streets surrounding the Dome (except on New Orleans Hornets game days). On Jan. 26, all Poydras exits will close, as well as riverbound traffic on Poydras Street. Last week the city announced “intermittent street closures” as the Loyola Avenue streetcar line prepares to open Jan. 28. On Feb. 1, the city will close a perimeter around the Superdome bordered by Poydras Street, West Stadium Drive, Howard Avenue and Poydras Plaza. Most of the street repairs around the Dome — which scatter drivers with awkward detours around City Hall, the Main Library and Poydras — won’t impact drivers, at least on game day; the city will enforce a “no-drive zone” around the Superdome (while there’s also a “nofly zone” above the city). The Landrieu administration repeatedly has doubled down on its promise that the city will complete

The $350 million makeover at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport includes six new gates, a rental car facility, new restaurants and concessions, restroom renovations and dozens of other upgrades. “It’s all about detail,” says airport director Iftikhar Ahmad. An offshoot of Dooky Chase’s restaurant opens this month.

Convention Center unveils its $60 million expansion Jan. 25. Super Bowl XLVII is Sunday, Feb. 3.; the competing teams arrive Jan. 27. New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Director Justin Augustine says RTA “ will deploy every piece of rolling stock” in its fleet, and its pre-game plan will go into effect Jan. 26 to accommodate the traffic. New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas says the NOPD will enforce a “23-houra-day traffic plan” — officers will direct traffic from all intersections around the Dome, and SkyWatch mobile surveillance towers will form a square around the “downtown area.” Serpas says NOPD has a “robust” foot beat for the game and a traffic contingency plan to route traffic the day after the Super Bowl. At the airport, security checkpoints will expand from five to seven. “The NFL’s expectations increased post-9/11,” Wilcut says. “NFL officials have been flying back and forth here, and each time they land (they think) … ‘Oh my god, what has changed?’” “The city is going to look spectacular,” Landrieu says. “I know it’s been inconvenient. … (The Super Bowl) is a great opportunity to show what the city looks like (after) its resurrection, redemption, resilience — (and) it will not be the last one we get.”

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most of its major street repairs before the big game. Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant anticipates most city projects will wrap by Jan. 15. At a Sept. 26 Super Bowl committee meeting, Landrieu told reporters, “All of the road projects are going to be done in time for the Super Bowl. I know it doesn’t look like it. But you can take it to the bank.” Last week, Landrieu announced the city repaired more than 23,000 streetlight outages since his administration took office in May 2010. More than $10 million in street repairs in the French Quarter also wrapped up — the NFL will occupy a bulk of the historic neighborhood and the CBD. Woldenberg Park will become “Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard,” Cicero says — “literally a Super Bowl Jazz Fest,” where New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival mastermind Quint Davis will assemble the lineup. Massive “XLVII” Roman numerals will float on a barge on the Mississippi River. At the Superdome, Supovitz says space devoted to gameday events will expand to “four times the size of Champions Square.” The NFL, VH1 and CMT will host a concert series at The Sugar Mill. On Jan. 31, the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Convention Center Boulevard will turn into “Bud Light Hotel,” with a pedestrian bridge linking it to a parking lot across the street near the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The Ernest N. Morial



The Big Easy Foundation announces 2013 Classical Arts Awards winners.

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he Big Easy Foundation recognized achievements in classical arts in 2012 and presented performances from nominated artists at the 19th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon Monday, Jan. 7. Master of ceremonies WWL-TV anchor Angela Hill, began the ceremony by saluting local artists. “You are the color, texture, creativity and talent of this community,” she said. “You are the gift.” Xavier University’s John Ware presented Albinas Prizgintas, musician and Trinity Episcopal Church director of music ministries, the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Prizgintas and his wife Manon produce weekly concerts at the church through the Trinity Artist Series, as well as special events like the annual Bach Around the Clock festival. Gambit editor and political columnist Clancy DuBos presented KIDsmART with the Arts Education Award. Richard and Ann Cox Strub received the Arts Patron Award. The audience enjoyed powerful dance performances by nominated groups Donley Dance Project, who performed “Settling” Out from Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 5, and Donna Crump’s Good Dance Since 1984, whose excerpt from Isis & Nephthys closed out the event. Chamber music ensemble Musaica performed Zoltan Kodaly’s “Serenade, Opus 12, 1st Movement.” Dan Shore presented a selection from his new opera Freedom Ride, set in 1961 New Orleans during the civil rights movement, sung by soprano Dara Rahming. OperaCreole presented scenes from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s opera Thelma.

Tribute to the ClasManon Prizgintas, Lifetime sical Arts is sponsored Achievement Award winner by Gambit, Adler’s, Hall Albinas Prizgintas and Tribute Piano, Uptown Costume & to the Classical Arts producer and Gambit publisher, Dancewear, WWNO 89.9 Margo DuBos. FM, John and Anne Burr and the Hotel Monteleone. Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, which support sarts education through annual grants.

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Art Patron Award winners Ann Cox Strub and Dr. Richard Strub with master of ceremonies Angela Hill and LPO Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto, who accepted the award for Best Classical Music for the LPO’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony Number 5.

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hanks to our 19th-century bargeboard homes, propensity to hold on to family heirlooms and general reverence for the past, New Orleanians have an affinity for antiques, interior designer Nomita Joshi-Gupta says. But antiques auctions can be daunting if you’ve never been to one: How do they work? What if you accidentally bid way too much? And just how fast-talking are auctioneers when they call the bids? To introduce auctions to a new crowd, New Orleans Auction Galleries teamed up with Gambit to create Bidders, Brunch & Bubbles, a free event that’s one part auction, one part Champagne brunch and one part interior design showcase. “We’re trying to make auctions more accessible,” says Ashton Thomas, president of New Orleans Auction Galleries. “It’s a good opportunity to come in and see how an auction works. We want people to bid, but that’s not a requirement. Auctions are fun — for people who aren’t used to the scene, it’s super

interesting to see the variety.” Items at the auction range from a whimsical handpainted porcelain Foo dog to gold cameo pendant earrings to Italian chairs of carved walnut. (A full list of items with photos and bid estimates is at www.neworleansauction. com.) To give attendees ideas for incorporating old, unique pieces into their own decorating schemes, interior designers Joshi-Gupta, Jennifer Cheatham, Chet Pourciau, Shaun Smith and Elizabeth Sullivan were recruited to style vignettes on display in the 5,000-squarefoot upstairs showroom. There’s a bedroom, two dining rooms, a sitting area and a study, each featuring items for sale at the auction. “Clients tell me, ‘I don’t want to live in a grandma-looking house; how can I [use antiques] and still look modern?’” says Joshi-Gupta, whose dining room vignette at the auction is a mix of contemporary and Indian colonial pieces. “There’s a way to do it.” Joshi-Gupta recommends mixing-andmatching eras: Try pairing an antique table with

mismatched chairs or contemporary dinner ware and top it off with fun lighting or modern art. In addition to adding warmth, age and texture to a space, antiques can be sound investments. “It’s important to invest in items that can be passed on or sold at a later time,” JoshiGupta says. “Antiques definitely fall into the category of investing in interior design.” Bidders also can find bargains among the lots. “There’s the opportunity to get some deals,” Thomas says. It’s essential to go in with a game plan. “It’s a finder’s game over there,” JoshiGupta says “People should see what they really love and have a price point in their head of how far they’re willing to go to pay for it. Decide what you’re looking for as a way to strategize, but there are times when you’ll fall in love with something completely unexpected. The bottom line is, if you’re going to design your home and live with it, you have to absolutely love it. That’s the most important thing.” Bidders, Brunch & Bubbles takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at New Orleans Auction Galleries (510 Julia St., 504566-1849; The live auction and design event also features brunch and Champagne sponsored by Martin Wine Cellar.

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Little Gem opens

A long-neglected building that once housed a music hall where early jazz legends performed has been renovated as a restaurant/music hall/event space called Little Gem Saloon (445 S. rampart St., 504-267-4863; Lunch and dinner are served daily and feature updated Creole classics from veteran local chef Robert Bruce. Bands perform in a second-floor jazz club, and piano players hold court in the bar during the weekday happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. General manager Chris Ycaza says Little Gem Saloon soon will add a brass band brunch on Sundays. It signals a remarkable turn-around for an address that has sat empty for many years. The building is one of a handful of structures left standing along a stretch of South rampart Street that had been a hotbed of commerce and culture for

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A Vietnamese cafe and bakery serves pho and European-style pastries.

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Proprietor Ngoc To presents an array of kolaches and pho at Thanh Truc Bistro. pHOTO By CHEryL GErBEr

By Ian McNulty


ho is a reliable benchmark for sizing up casual Vietnamese restaurants, so it’s usually my go-to dish when I visit one for the first time. At Thanh Truc Bistro, however, the pho had to wait because the bakery case was just too enticing. Thanh Truc is a friendly, modern-if-modest, family-run cafe and bakery in a cluster of strip malls in Kenner. There’s a lightly stocked bar, a cloudy fish tank and, under an arch of purple light fixtures, that bakery case. Baguettes jut from wicker sheathes beside it, and croissants and cinnamon rolls line its top. Inside sits row after row of kolaches — pastries native to central Europe that have been enthusiastically adopted in Texas but are rare at Vietnamese bakeries. On later visits, the Thanh Truc pho proved excellent. The steamy broth is robust with anise and onion, and a full-flavored beefy sheen coats the palate. The menu includes many Vietnamese standards, like pressed rice noodle cakes with pork or shrimp, large salads of cabbage and grilled meats dressed in nuoc mam and a number of spring rolls, including unusual ones with baked salmon and tuna. There also are some serviceable though unremarkable Chinese dishes. It’s the bakery on premises, however, and the unexpected ways Thanh Truc uses it that set this place apart. Contemporary American kolaches can appear in any number of shapes and sizes. At Thanh Truc, they’re palm-sized domes of yeasty, slightly sweet

bread, almost like brioche, filled with jellied fruit, cream cheese or breakfast combos like eggs and sausage. They cost $1 to $2 and they’re quickly heated in the microwave, so they’re just right for a snack or hand-held breakfast on the run. Before Hurricane Katrina, Thanh Truc’s owners, Ngoc To and Bach Nguyen, ran a corner store near the former St. Bernard housing project in New Orleans. Their new place represents a quantum leap forward for the family business, but the baking operation is still pretty small. Beyond the kolaches there are usually a half-dozen or so different items. Delicate-looking almond braids are in fact dense enough to stop a bullet, and there are homespun “ooey gooey” brownie bars. The place serves breakfast sandwiches and banh mi on the house baguette, though these sandwiches are more like New Orleans po-boys with Vietnamese fillings. The loaves are roughly twice the size of typical banh mi, with pale, readily crumbling crusts carrying hunks of broiled pork or brightly hued Vietnamese ham dressed with the usual mix of fresh, pickled, cool and spicy elements. Like most bakeries, Thanh Truc gets an early start, opening at 7 a.m. That positions this Kenner find equally well for a stop en route to the airport or to pick up an unexpected kolache breakfast for the office.

$10-$12 retail The distinctive montepulciano grape is grown primarily in southeastern Italy’s Abruzzi region along the Adriatic coast, but it is often confused with wines designated Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, named for and produced (with sangiovese grapes) in a town in Tuscany. More than four centuries ago, the Farnese family planted vineyards throughout their extensive estate. Located 19 miles inland, the Farnese range encompasses diverse microclimates and terroirs producing rich, complex wines. This unoaked wine offers aromas of red berries, plum and mocha. On the palate, taste black cherry, blackberry, spice notes and supple tannins. Open for 30 minutes before serving to aerate. Drink it with roast veal or chicken, eggplant parmigiana, pasta with tomato sauce, lasagna, stuffed peppers, cured meats and cheeses. Buy it at: Fresh Market in Uptown, Cork & Bottle, Elio’s Wine Warehouse, Schiro’s Cafe and the Wine Market in Slidell. Drink it at: pelican Club, MiLa, Domenica, pizza Delicious and Assunta’s Italian Cuisine.

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interview the city’s black community dating back to the early 20th century. It was part of a bustling, often raucous district variously known as “Back o’ Town,” “Black Storyville” and “the Battlefield.” The Little Gem Saloon address has been home to bars (including its namesake, Frank Douroux’s Little Gem Saloon) and a loan office where early jazz musicians are said to have pawned and bought instruments. In recent years, parking lots have replaced many of the buildings on these blocks of South Rampart. Last year, the Little Gem property was acquired by Dr. Nicolas Bazan, director of neuroscience at LSU Health Sciences Center (his son, Nicolas Bazan III, owns RioMar and La Boca), and Charles Clark and Tim Clark, of Tim Clark Construction, who embarked on the current redevelopment. Little Gem Saloon’s menu includes dishes like deviled eggs remoulade, pickled oysters, crabmeat ravigote, oxtail soup, daube glace, stuffed fish, frog leg fricassee and a sandwich with chaurice sausage and head cheese. Bruce crafted this menu with a vintage feel, which reflects the building’s history and his own family ties. His family ran Maylie’s, located across the street (now Walk-On’s Bistreaux), which served classic Creole cuisine for more than 100 years before closing in 1986. Some of Bruce’s dishes come directly from the Maylie’s tradition.

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reparations for Super Bowl XLVII crowds are underway throughout the properties in the Besh Restaurant Group ( But in 2002, the last time New Orleans hosted the Super Bowl, chef John Besh was focused solely on his first restaurant, Restaurant August, which had opened the previous summer. Since then, Besh has become a well-known ambassador for New Orleans food and has participated in many Super Bowl culinary events in other host cities.

Brooklyn Pizzeria 4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-1288 This longtime Metairie standout offers huge pies and giant slices.

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Take us back to the last Super Bowl in New Orleans. What was it like at August then? Besh: I didn’t know what to expect. We’d only been open a few months and we were still working out the kinks. It was just an avalanche of celebrities and business that we didn’t fully anticipate. Suddenly you have Troy Aikman walking through your kitchen, Bono is having a private dinner upstairs, John Madden is coming in and saying “Yeah, we’ll book the wine room.” You just have to be prepared for that level of business. Do you have any special menus in the works this time? B: We have (private) events booked where we’ll be preparing New Orleans food and also food from the cities of the teams playing [in] the Super Bowl. So we’ll be watching the post-season, unfortunately without our Saints ... to see what we’ll be cooking. Do you think the local hospitality industry is ready for the event? B: I’ve been to Super Bowls in other cities, and logistically they just can’t get it together like we can here. Because of Mardi Gras and big bowl games and everything else we close streets for, people know how to get around. That’s important for the people working for you and the people who supply us with all the things we cook with, too. We’re working with our crabbers now to make sure we’ll have enough lump crabmeat for the week for those quintessential foods people coming here will want to eat. People have been planning this for months. — IAN MCNULTY

4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376 Big, foldable slices live up to the New York name.

Pizza Delicious 617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482 The former pop-up is now a fulltime pizzeria.

Pizzicare 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 301-4823 A dozen or so varieties are ready by the slice.

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OFF Arc headquarters, and Vintage Garden Kitchen delivers soups on Wednesdays to addresses in a set of zip codes stretching from Metairie to Uptown and Lakeview. Vintage Garden Kitchen also sells soups, salads, produce and flowers from its gardens at the Tuesday and Thursday Crescent City Farmers Markets, held Uptown and in Mid-City, respectively.

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Last year, a novel takeout and delivery option for breakfast called Wakin’ Bakin’ opened in the back kitchen of the Mid-City pub Holy Ground (3340 Canal St., 504-821-6828). Now Wakin’ Bakin’ (4408 Banks St., 504-252-0343) has a new base of operations, the former home of the breakfast spot Huevos, where owners Conrad Chura and Zak Pizzeck continue ferrying eggs, breakfast burritos and coffee and juice to customers’ doorsteps. They’ve also added more baked goods, so they’re also delivering sourdough loaves, baguettes and other items prepared there daily.

Huevos was the precursor to Crescent Pie & Sausage Co., which Jeff Baron and Bart Bell opened next door. The Wakin’ Bakin’ crew is now working with Baron and Bell to turn the petite space back into a sit-down breakfast restaurant called Crescent Smokehouse, which will double as a retail market for Bell’s handmade meats and sausages. Plans have been underway for more than a year to turn the former Huevos building into Crescent Smokehouse, but Bell says he decided to scale back the market and bring in a breakfast operator. “You need traffic to sell meat, and what gets us traffic here is having people coming in to eat,” he says. Once Crescent Smokehouse is open, customers will be able to walk in and purchase sausages, turkey, brisket and other smoked meats that now are used across the Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. menu. Wakin’ Bakin’ eventually will use these meats on its menu too. Wakin’ Bakin’ is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. offers Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring dishes from the former Huevos menu.



Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “Beyonce Knowles would presumably refuse to take part in an ad campaign that showed her carrying a semiautomatic rifle. But she’s eager, evidently, to have the Pepsi logo painted on her lips and have a limited-edition Pepsi can bearing her likeness.” — New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman, in a recent op-ed criticizing the pop star for starring in soft drink ads and the upcoming Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show, arguing that her $50 million deal with Pepsi makes her “part of an effort that promotes a public health crisis.”

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The mason jars full of garden-fresh soup from the nonprofit Vintage Garden Kitchen (925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, 504-620-2495; have been popular in New Orleans for years, with fans of this unique culinary and social enterprise picking them up from a Metairie production kitchen, ordering them for delivery and, more recently, finding them at farmers markets. Later this month, they’ll also be available from a new lunch spot now taking shape in the CBD. Vintage Garden Kitchen is part of Arc Enterprises, a program of Arc of Greater New Orleans that creates jobs and fosters independence for people with mental disabilities. From Arc headquarters in Metairie, chef Leo Tandecki and his crew prepare a roster of some two dozen seasonal soups and other foods, often using produce harvested from the group’s own gardens or sourced from farmers markets. The group is finishing its new cafe in the food court at the Place St. Charles building at 201 St. Charles Ave., which they hope to open in late January. In addition to soups, the restaurant will serve salads, wraps and fresh bread. Tandecki says they’ll eventually add breakfast as well as delivery to CBD addresses. “It’s a small space, but we want to maximize our presence and not be confined to a three-hour lunch window,” he says. The menu also will include fresh juices and Italian-style sodas made with fresh produce. Customers can still pick up soups at



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BAR & GRILL BaYOu Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ dMaC’s Bar & grIll — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 304-5757; — Try a lunch special, gumbo, po-boys or burgers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ dOWn THe HaTCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 5220909; www.downthehatchnola. com — The Texan burger is an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ rendOn Inn’s dugOuT sPOrTs Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — The Bou-

THe rIVersHaCK TaVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 8344938; www.therivershacktavern. com — There’s a menu of burgers, sandwiches and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner 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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola. com — Saucy’s serves St. Louisstyle ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausage and grilled chicken. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


portobello sliders and flatbread pizza. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ laKeVIeW BreW COFFee CaFe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — There are gourmet coffees, pastries, desserts, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE FIVe HaPPIness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — Dishes range from wonton soup to seafood combinations. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Jung’s gOlden dragOn — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERT PInKBerrY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry toppings, fruit parfaits and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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anTOIne’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — The coffee shop serves pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; — Pain au chocolat is a croissant filled with dark chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FrereT — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. — The Freret Egg Sandwich has scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage on toast or an English muffin. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe nOMa — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 4821264; — The cafe serves a variety of dishes, including chipotle-marinated

BaYOna — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona. com — Try an 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; — Char-grilled oysters are topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE anTOIne’s resTauranT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MOnTrel’s BIsTrO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — The menu includes crawfish

OuT to EAT etouffee, boiled crawfish, bread pudding and more. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www. — The crispy avocado cup is filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; — The restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, seafood, steaks, po-boys and more. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DELI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — Seeded rye bread is filled with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing in the Reuben. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 5291416; www.quartermasterdeli. com — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — Pan-seared Maine diver scallops come with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; — Steen’s-cured duck breast is served with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — The cafe offers Indian dishes and New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — The cafe serves mostly northern Indian cuisine. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood.Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Specialties include speckled trout royale topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian-accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; — The popular baked oysters Mosca is made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — Try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like vealand spinach-stuffed canneloni. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$



CHIBA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, panfried 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. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — This spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www. — This restaurant serves a cast iron skillet-fried filet with two-potato hash and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes and more. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ page 34


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MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — The grocery has a wood-burning pizza oven and a deli that serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and a choice of meat. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5254790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates and a menu of appetizers and salads from Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www. — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a wellmade martini. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — The menu offers Creole favorites. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner

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GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — Wit’s Inn features pizzas, calzones, subs, salads and appetizers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob. com/neworleans — The buffetstyle gospel brunch features local and regional music groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood and po-boys. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, cabbage and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. No reservations. Dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $.

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — House-made bagel options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www. — Grilled redfish comes with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, Vidalia onion and balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; — The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — Disembark for salads, po-boys and a variety of pizzas. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — Build your own pie from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. No

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed with toppings ranging from sprouts to corn salsa. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a changing menu of po-boys. 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 seafood, corned beef, sausage or other items. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — The Peacemaker po-boy is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www. — The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads, hot plates and tacos. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. 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 menu includes raw and char-grilled oysters, seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new

OUT to EAT potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; — The Isle sampler includes a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno. com — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, seafood and New Orleans favorites. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 2412548; www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles. com — The six-piece includes a waffle and six fried wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno. com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$






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VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 4826266;— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 3689846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese soups, vermicelli dishes, spring rolls and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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It’s Carn(iv)al time Krewe du Vieux presents a raunchy and satirical parade. By Frank Etheridge


over the stuffed envelope,” says Mullikin, a retired residential construction contractor. The krewe’s recent philanthropic endeavors come “with us focusing on the ‘social aid’ part of social aid and pleasure club [tradition],” he adds. “It’s a pretty wild atmosphere when they all come in,” Thomas Woods, chef at Maximo’s Italian Grill on Decatur Street, says of past “shakedowns” for charity in which the restaurant participated. “It’s definitely a kickoff to the season.” A number of other businesses along the parade route, including dba and Cafe Du Monde, also welcome the krewe and donate. NOMC director and co-founder Bethany Bultman reigns as the krewe’s queen this year and has a few tricks up the sleeve of her Queen Elizabeth I-inspired ensemble to raise money for the clinic, in addition to the shakedown. Bultman says NOMC received roughly $3,000 from the 2011 Krewe du Vieux shakedown. (There also is a NOMC benefit at Howlin’ Wolf Thursday, featuring Dr. John, George Porter Jr., The New Orleans Suspects, Bonerama Horns and others.) Speaking by phone during a hectic workday, Bultman says she is “super, super, super excited” to be selected as queen and notes she was a member of the Krewe of Clones, based at the Contemporary Arts Center in the 1980s, the disbanding of which led to the formation of Krewe du Vieux. The queen will be surrounded by a court of naughty nurses and Grim Reapers wearing the face of Jindal. They will collect donations along the parade route, and large bills solicit the queen’s chosen throw and her “Prevent Death by Lifestyle” royal proclamation. “Be mindful of what you’re doing is the message of that,” Bultman says. “You know, if you’re going to go out and drink all night, why not add drinking water into your night? If you’re not mindful, you’re going to

be paying the price.” Krewe du Vieux parades through Despite weathering the Fauborg Marigny and countless Carnivals, there’s French Quarter. a clear enthusiasm brewing PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER in the morning chat at the Den of Muses among Kern, “Krewe du Vieux Aiken and Mullikin. They’re JAN Comes Early” talking about the “go green” efforts to reduce waste dur6:30 p.m. Saturday ing parades by groups like Faubourg Marigny and Verdi Gras and how Krewe French Quarter du Vieux has somehow embraced Mardi Gras tradiKrewe du Vieux Doo tions by eschewing them. “I’m borrowing this from 9 p.m. Saturday one of those groups, but it’s The Habitat ReStore, true now in how we think, 2830 Royal St. ‘It’s about the show, not the throw,’” Mullikin says, referring to efforts to shift away from imported plastic beads. Especially because members walk the 2-mile route, throws have always been a limited part of the Krewe du Vieux parade. “We’ve always been about the show,” Kern quips as he surveys the lowbrow lunacy being created on floats around the circle of chairs, sending the three men into laughter.


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hen the city arranged the Super Bowl XLVII shuffle, splitting New Orleans’ Carnival parade calendar into the weeks before and after the game, it also pushed Krewe du Vieux up a week — and thus the group does not parade under a full moon, as dictated by Carnival’s celestial calendar. But Krewe du Vieux is ready. “Krewe du Vieux Comes Early” is this year’s theme, captain Lee Mullikin explained on a recent rainy morning at the Den of Muses in the Faubourg Marigny, where the 1,000-member krewe builds and stores many of its 19 floats. Wearing a paradethemed T-shirt (with images that can’t be described here), Mullikin sits in a circle of chairs with Den of Muses owners and krewe stalwarts Ray “Plaine” Kern and Jim Aiken. The question of not parading on its usual date sparks discussion of the krewe’s history and traditions. Sitting in front of floats savaging targets including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Gov. Bobby Jindal and The Times-Picayune, Aiken describes the building momentum at the den in the weeks leading up to Carnival. The final push is impacted by the short gap between the holidays and the Super Bowl. The notoriously ribald krewe has a couple of weeks to prepare to hit the streets of the Marigny and French Quarter at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. After the parade, the members celebrate at the Krewe du Vieux Doo at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore warehouse with music by Blue Brass Project and Ass4Daze. (Tickets are $30. Visit www. for advance sale ticket locations; a limited number of cash-only tickets are available at the door.) The trio’s chatter turns to various Carnival traditions, discussing both historical practices such as members walking versus riding, the use of mules to pull floats and its preference for smaller, more loosely organized subkrewes. In a new tradition, Krewe du Vieux raises money for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC), in part motivated by the krewe’s customary inclusion of brass bands. The clinic will receive funds from a Thursday night “shakedown” of businesses located along the parade route. Krewe participants typically dress and act like a mob members offering “protection” during the parade. Local dancer/ entertainer GiO serves as Mistress of Protocol for the shakedown. “We go in there and look intimidating, measuring the windows that will be broken unless they hand




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WEdNESdAy 16 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Blue Nile — The Sound Man Project, 8; gravity A, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Michael Hebert, 7 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 7; Johnny Sansone, John Fohl & Seth Walker, 9 Circle Bar — Jim O. & the No Shows, 6 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmaster, 10 DMac’s — Cary Hudson, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina Perez, 9:30 House of Blues — Domenic, 7; The English Beat, The Local Skank, 8:30 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet Lounge, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Honey island Swamp Band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Leah Rucker, 6; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Joe Ashlar, noon Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

PREVIEW Purity Ring with Young Magic Purity Ring has 18 dates scheduled in January; 11 are sold out, and the first one with tickets available is this one. As with cupcakes and craft cocktails, it’s taken this particular trend a little longer to reach New Orleans, but the Canadian duo’s first local show — at the relatively intimate Maison, hardly Purity Ring with Webster Hall — could be akin to that JAN Young Magic first taste of to-go Doberge or Averna Amaro. Such are the addictive proper9 p.m. Monday ties of Corin Roddick and Megan Maison James’ music, a juxtaposition of Tif508 Frenchmen St. fany girl-pop squeaks and Timbaland hip-hop beats so pleasurable it feels (504) 371-5543 unhealthy just to listen. Every song on www.maisontheir debut LP Shrines (4AD), compiled from snapshot singles released in 2011-12, juts out and glistens like a stalactite icicle, sharp enough to prick: James toeing a ledge from which she never falls, conflating romance with mutilation (“Cut open my sternum and pull/ My little ribs around you ... You make a fine shrine in me”); Roddick mincing and rendering his backup vocals unrecognizable, bass-jumping but always in service of the track. And what tracks: “Crawlersout,” “Fineshrine,” “Ungirthed,” “Belispeak,” “Obedear,” each a pinging portmanteau, Sleigh Bells cheerleaders cut with the Knife. Young Magic opens. Tickets $13 in advance, $15 day of show. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAiS


— Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Vaso — Kyndra Joi & Soul Theory, 6; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers, 9; Mario Abney Quintet, 11

THURSdAy 17 Banks Street Bar — Dharma Doll, 8; Mikey B3 Organ Combo, 10 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker Bombay Club — Tony Seville Trio, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Ed Volker, 8 Circle Bar — Whigs, Bantam Foxes, 10 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; Jack Oblivion & the Tennessee Tearjerkers feat. Lonely Lonely Knights, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Basin Quintet, 9:30

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Howlin’ Wolf — New Orleans Musicians Clinic benefit feat. New Orleans Suspects, Dr. John, george Porter Jr., Bonerama Horns and others, 9

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Irish House — Danny Burns, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daron Douglas, 7; Nattie, 8; Wyndham Baird, 10 Oak — Aaron Wilkinson & Co., 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Seva Venet’s Storyville Stringband, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Neslort, 9 Old U.S. Mint — Matt Hampsey & Bruce Barnes, 3 Preservation Hall — Survivors Brass Band feat. Jeffrey Hills, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Detective Fish, 7 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — Curley

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Camile Baudoin & Friends, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Vaso — Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Zena Moses & the Rue Fiya All-Stars, 9:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

FRIdAy 18 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — All People, Native America, Stuck Lucky, Astronomical, Ava Luna, Forthrights, Zorch, Celestial Shore, 7 Banks Street Bar — The Hannah KB Band, 9 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Psychic Soul Connection, 10; Soul Rebels, 11

MuSIC LISTINGS Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Ruby Moon, 8 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio & Friends, 7 Carrollton Station — Pigeon Town, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Blue Brass Project CD Release, midnight Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6 Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 d.b.a. — The Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; The Tin Men, 10 Dillard University — Gregory Porter, Barbara Morrison & Porgy Jones, 6:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Green Room — Dash Rip Rock, 9 House of Blues — Gary, 5; Southdown, xDefinition, Nod, Fallen, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — Nicki Bluhm, Gramblers, Seth Walker, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — LSUHSC’s Camp Tiger and SIGMA Battle of the Bands, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Meta the Man, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Le Bon Temps Roule — Joe Krown, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — Blue Brass Project CD release, midnight Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Damn Hippies, 7; Gina Forsyth, 10 Oak — Jenn Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Space Heaters, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7

Rivershack Tavern — Deltaville, 10 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — Flow Tribe, 9:30 Siberia — Parasite Sk8 Park Fundraiser feat. Pallbearers, Die Rotzz, Classhole, Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Vernel Bagneris & Orange Kellin New Orleans Blues Serenaders, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — Radiators, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 9 Vaso — Mykia Jovan, 6; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 9; Dysfunctional Bone, midnight

Saturday 19 Ampersand — Beverly Skillz, Reed Tribou, 10 Banks Street Bar — Spickle, 10 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blue Trio, 7; Strange Roux feat. Mississippi Rail Company, 10; Royal Southern Brotherhood, 11 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Bootleggers Bar and Grille — Smoky Greenwell Band, 9 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7

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Checkpoint Charlie — Unnaturals, Nick Name & the Valmonts, Rotten Cores, 9 Circle Bar — Yelephants, Eugene, Hot Dots, 10 d.b.a. — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 7; George Porter Jr. & His Runnin’ Pardners, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Green Room — Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, 9 Hangar 13 — Disciples of Thrash, Bad Grass, House Of Goats, 8 House of Blues — Mykia Jovan, 5; Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Beretta, Typical Sterio, Harvey Castle, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — DJ Apt. One, KATUA, DJ Tunafist, Moobathon, Soul Disco, 9 McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music — Patrick Condon & Abdon Callais, 8; Bodhi3, 9 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Mumbles, 12:30; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jonathan Tankel, 8; Mr. Steve, 9; Chris Davidson, 10

Old Point Bar — Ian Cunningham, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Coyotes, Roadkill Ghost, Vox & the Hound, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — Vince Vance & the Valiants, 9:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Gentilly Groovemasters, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Russell Welch Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 Three Muses — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 9 Tipitina’s — Radiators, Honey Island Swamp Band, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Vaso — The Business, 6; Minutehead, 9; Pocket Aces Brass Band, midnight


Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3; Ron Hotstream & Tony Italiano, 9

Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8

Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; Mainline, 10 BMC — El DeOrazio & Friends, 3 Bombay Club — Tony Seville Trio, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Sick/Sea, 10 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Curren$y, Corner Boy P, Young Roddy, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — Perpetual Groove, The Malah, Naughty Professor, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Kevin Clark & Tom McDermott, 11:30 a.m.; Riccardo Crespo, 3:30; La Tran-K Band, 8 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 3:30 One Eyed Jacks — Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 7 Preservation Hall — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Lars Edegran & Big Al Carson, 8 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — Kolour, 7 Siberia — Jimmy Bradshaw, 6; Hannah Krieger-Benson, Alexandra Scott, Natalie Mae, Michael Patrick Welch, Tim Robertson, Sneaky Pete, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Bobby Campbo, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 8 Tipitina’s — B.B. King, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 8 Vaso — Ed Willis & Blues 4 Sale, 7; Eric Gordon’s Lazy Boys, 10; Mario Abney’s Super Jazz Cyper, 1 a.m.

Banks Street Bar — Signs of Iris, 8; The Art of Funk, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Howlin’ Wolf — EMEFE, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 The Maison — Purity Ring, Young Magic, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Larry Foyen Big Band, 6; Megan Blue & the Blue Trees, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Lost in the Middle, 10 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville & Friends, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10 Three Muses — Washboard Rodeo, 7 Vaso — James Williams & the Swamp Donkies, 6; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 10

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now showing DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) — Quentin tarantino’s louisiana-shot spaghetti western follows a freed slave (Jamie foxx) and dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Christoph waltz) who set out to free the slave’s wife (Kerry washington). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — the film is the first installment of peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (R) — bill murray plays president franklin D. roosevelt in the film concerning the King and Queen of england’s 1939 visit to roosevelt’s new York estate, as well as the president’s growing relationship with his distant cousin. Canal place THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG13) — naomi watts and ewan mcgregor star in the drama about a foreign family’s experience of the 2004 indian ocean tsunami. AMC 16, AMC 20, Canal Place JACK REACHER (NR) — a homicide investigator (tom Cruise) investigates a shooting by a trained military sniper. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

LIFE OF PI (PG) — ang lee directs the adaptation of Yann martel’s 2001 adventure novel. AMC Palace 20 LINCOLN (PG-13) — steven spielberg’s biopic stars Daniel Day-lewis as abraham lincoln and sally field as mary todd lincoln. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 14 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) — after a stint in a mental institution, a former teacher (bradley Cooper) moves in with his parents and attempts to reconcile with his wife. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place SKYFALL (PG-13) — Daniel Craig returns as James bond in the spy thriller. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, Hollywood 14 THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (R) — a retired rock star (sean penn) decides to find the ss officer who tortured his father in auschwitz. Chalmette Movies ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) — Kathryn bigelow (The Hurt Locker) directs the thriller about the team of intelligence and military operatives’ decades-long, global search for osama bin laden. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14

opening FriDaY BROKEN CITY (R) — an ex-cop aiming for redemption (mark wahlberg) gets embroiled in a scandal when the mayor (russell Crowe) uses him for a special job. MAMA (PG-13) — a couple adopts their young neices who are found after being left

special screenings THE BIG UNEASY (NR) — Harry shearer’s documentary looks into the federal failures that led to Hurricane Katrina’s flooding. shearer answers questions in between screenings. Visit for details. Free admission. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; CAFE DE FLORE (NR) — Jean-marc Vallee’s love story follows the parallel narratives of a young mother with a disabled son in 1960s paris and a recently divorced DJ in present day montreal. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Jan. 24, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. FUNERAL KINGS (R) — two altar servers get in over their head when they gain possession of a mysterious locked trunk. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. MR. SKEFFINGTON (NR) — bette Davis stars as a socialite who enters into a loveless marriage with a rich older man. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; THE ROOM LIVE — Director and star tommy wiseau and actor greg sestero present a Q&a at the screening of the cult classic. Tickets $15. 10 p.m. and midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. SANJURO (NR) — akira Kurosawa’s samurai film follows a young man trying to save his imprisoned uncle. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. SOUL FOOD JUNKIES (NR) — byron Hurt’s documentary explores the culinary tradition of soul food. a panel discussion follows the screening. Free admission. 4 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; TIME BANDITS (PG) — a young boy joins a group of time traveling dwarves on a hunt for treasure. 7 p.m. Thursday, page 45

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LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — Hugh Jackman, russell Crowe, anne Hathaway and amanda seyfried star in the film adaptation of the musical. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

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Sometimes pushing a good idea a little too far can take it exactly where it needs to go. Already deemed a financial failure but rescued from oblivion by Chalmette Movies, Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place has a premise that defies comprehension: A retired and mildly depressed rock star from the ’80s modeled after the Cure’s Robert Smith redeems himself by becoming a self-styled Nazi-hunter on a freewheeling trip across America. What? Achieving the suspension of disbelief required to fully enjoy this unconventional film comes down to accepting what Sean Penn dishes out as Cheyenne, former leader of the fictional band Cheyenne and the Fellows (named in tribute to original punk heroes Siouxsie and the Banshees). When we meet his character, perennial tough-guy Penn is busy applying red lipstick This Must Be the Place (R) and black toenail polish. Cheyenne is a softspoken man-child, a Goth Michael Jackson Chalmette Movies whose life was derailed by a couple of 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive young fans who took his melancholy songs too much to heart. Cheyenne is intended Chalmette to be the last person on earth who could (504) 304-9992 ever hunt a Nazi, even if it’s to avenge his recently deceased father. If you can get past Penn’s out-on-a-limb characterization, you’ll be rewarded with a sad, sweet and ultimately satisfying road movie. the film is named after a typically offbeat-but-sincere love song by the talking Heads. Multiple versions of “this Must Be the Place” carry the soundtrack and set the tone, especially in a warm and spirited version performed live in the movie by David Byrne with his current band. Byrne also collaborated with indie-rock icon Will Oldham on a fresh batch of songs for the film that serve convincingly as rough demos for another fictional band looking to hire Cheyenne as producer. And Byrne plays himself as an old friend of Cheyenne’s in what may be the movie’s most memorable scene. Cheyenne bares his soul to Byrne and makes all that follows a little easier to swallow. This Must Be the Place finds its footing after Cheyenne turns detective. that’s because it finally expands beyond the character’s insular world. Director Sorrentino’s visual style is both lush and precise, and he makes each shot interesting no matter where he points the camera. With his first English-language movie, Sorrentino reveals an intuitive grasp of the American heartland. the film’s principal pleasures arrive in the form of wide-open spaces and chance encounters with oddball characters, all captured with the fresh eye of an astute first-time visitor. Once it kicks into gear, This Must Be the Place recalls the American road movies of German director Wim Wenders — including his soulful masterpiece, Paris, Texas. the star of that ’80s classic is the great Harry Dean Stanton, whom Sorrentino brings out of retirement here for a small but pivotal role. It all feels like coming home to a time when movies and music didn’t apologize for being different. this must be the place, indeed. — KEN KORMAN


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OPENING ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. — “Loving Your Enemies,” the National Conference of Artists art exhibit celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through March 30. Opening Monday. CARROLL GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, 314-2228; — “Black White and Things,” a group exhibition of black-and-white works, through Feb. 6. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival Tradition,” an exhibit about the African-American women’s Carnival group, through January. Opening Saturday. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. Opening Friday. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; — “De Ser Arbol,” drawings by Sandra Pani, through March 3. Opening Thursday. PARKER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. 1130 Nashville Ave., 895-1222; — “Art & Contemplation,” paintings and film by Sean Friloux. Film 6:30 p.m., artist reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

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ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — Paintings by Susan Landry, sculpture by Arlyn Jiminez, jewelry by Chigusa Nishimoto and works by Jack Pollack, through January. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “Natural Wonders,” mixed media on canvas by Allison Stewart; “Build Your Cities,” paintings by Nicole Charbonnet; both through Feb. 16. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “King Cake Baby’s Day Out,” paintings by Brooks Fredrick; “Vocabulary,” mixed media by Corbin Covher; “Compression,” paintings by Joy Glidden; all through Feb. 2. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. — “Happyland,” photographs by John Sevigny, through Feb. 5. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Dawn Walker,” works by Michael Kessler, through Jan. 30. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Sum of Our Parts,” paintings by Brad Wreyford, through Feb. 16. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; — “Other Plans,” paintings by Brad DuPuy, through January. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — “The Defense Complex,” a site-specific installation by Jonathan Taube and Imen Djouini; a diorama by Morgana King & Friends; works by Judy Natal; all through Feb. 3. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www. — “New Orleans at Table,” paintings of New Orleans restaurants by Linda Lesperance, through January. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. — “Better Dead Than Red,” sculpture by David Buckingham, through January. MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; — “Family Dollar General Tree,” an installation by Clark Allen and Bob Snead. Open by appointment only through Feb. 1. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; — “Team Chihuly,” works by James Mongrain and Joey DeCamp; luminous sculpture by Tish Douzart; both through January. RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., (504) 5252500; — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — Steel sculpture by Gina Laguna; “The Return of Quetzalcoatl,” works by Cynthia Ramirez; both through Feb. 1. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www. — Group exhibition featuring works from “Interface” by Bradley Sabin, through Jan. 30. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 9087331; www.postmedium. org/staplegoods — “Let There Be Lumieres,” mixed-media sculpture by Cynthia Scott, through Feb. 3. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Make Shift Shed,” twodimensional works by Daniel Kelly IV, through Feb. 3. MARDI GRAS WORLD.

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ThEATER 3X3: THE ONE ACTS. MidCity Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — the showcase features 10-minute plays by Kerry Cahill, michael santos and Jon broder. tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. tuesday. ALL THIS TALK IS KILLING ME. Le Cafe De Bon Temps, 40261 Hwy. 190 East, Slidell, (985) 641-6067; www.-lecafedebontemps.lbu. com — the dinner theater hosts a murder mystery set on a struggling talk show. reservations are required. tickets $50. 6 p.m. saturday. AVENUE Q. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, (504) 885-2000; www. — the raunchy puppet musical follows underemployed twenty- and thirtysomethings floundering in outer-outerborough new York. tickets $30 general admission, $27 military and seniors, $20 students. 7:30 p.m. saturday, 3 p.m. sunday. CLASS OF ’70 SOMETHING. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www. — gary rucker directs the musical featuring 1970s hits. tickets $35 general admission, $33 seniors, $30 students and military. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday through Jan. 27. DEBAUCHERY. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — pat bourgeois’ monthly soap opera follows an eccentric new orleans family. tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. wednesday. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2185778; www.theallwayslounge. com — skin Horse theater revives its production of the musical. email or visit www. for reservations. tickets $15. whom Do You work for? opens at 7 p.m. 8 p.m. thursday-friday and monday. THE INSANITY OF MARY

GIRARD. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; — the play explores the life 18th-century banker stephen girard’s spouse. tickets $15. 7:30 p.m. friday-sunday through feb. 3. JERSEY BOYS. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 5251052; — the tony awardwinning musical is based on the story of the four seasons. 8 p.m. tuesday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday and Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. sunday, through Jan. 27. RUNNIN’ DOWN THE MOUNTAIN. Dryades Theater, 1232 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. — new noise theater’s musical production tells the story of siblings in the smoky mountains. Visit for reservations. tickets $15 general admission, $12 artists, students and seniors. 8 p.m. thursday-friday and sunday, through Jan. 27. SHIPWRECKED. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the theater presents its monthly storytelling showcase. Visit www.shipwreckedinnola. com for details. tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. sunday. SHUT UP, SWEET CHARLOTTE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — ricky graham and Varla Jean merman star in the parody of the 1964 bette Davis film Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte. tickets $30. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday. VENUS IN FUR. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — David ives’ tony award-nominated play follows an actress determined to win a lead role by any means necessary. Visit for details. tickets $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. wednesday-friday and Jan. 22, 2 p.m. saturday-sunday, 6 p.m. sunday, through Jan. 24.


New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. — part festival, part think-tank, the network of ensemble theaters’ event includes workshops by arts groups and public performances by artspot productions, goat in the road, Cripple Creek theater Co. and others. Visit www. for details. thursday-sunday.

BURLESQUE, CABARET & VARIETY BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2270; www. — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

DANCE JESSICA LANG DANCE. NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 9402787; — the choreographer has created ballets for companies including american ballet theatre and the Joffrey ballet. Call 522-0996 ext. 201 or visit for details. tickets $50. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday.

OPERA CANDIDE. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; — loyola opera theatre presents leonard bernstein’s comic operetta. tickets $15 loyola students, faculty and staff, $25 reserved seating, $40 preferred seating. 7:30 p.m. friday, 3 p.m. sunday.

FAMILY PETER AND THE WOLF. Creative Glass at YAYA, 3924 Conti St., (504) 529-3306; — Helen gillet provides music and narration for sergei prokofiev’s children’s composition. tickets $7 general admission, free for children 10 and under. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. sunday.

AUDITIONS NEXT TO NORMAL. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — southern rep holds auditions for its may production of the musical. Call (504) 523-9857 for actors’ equity association auditions only; all other auditioners seen on a first come, first served basis. auditions 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. thursday, callbacks 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. saturday. SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET. Giacobbe Academy of Dance, 6925 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-0940 — the new York school’s summer program holds auditions for


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ComEdy COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — the New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Local co-

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EVENTS TUESDAY 15 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. MOLLY BARKER. Louise S. McGehee School, 2342 Prytania St., (504) 561-1224; www. — the founder of the youth development program girls on the run appears at the school. Visit for details. 1:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 16 CLOTH DIAPER CLASS. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St., (504) 596-6540; www. — the class about modern cloth diapers discusses how to care for them

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. HOW DO I CLIMB THE LADDER WHEN THE CENTER WON’T HOLD: BREAKING INTO JOURNALISM IN A SHIFTING MEDIA LANDSCAPE. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Gambit special sections editor missy wilkinson presents a program on breaking into the journalism profession. free admission. 7 p.m. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET.

SANDY KAYNOR FUNDRAISER. F&M Patio Bar, 4841 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 8956784; — the fundraiser benefitting Kaynor, who was shot during an attempted robbery, features food, live music and an auction. admission $50. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A VERY HAPPY HOUR. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773; — pets are welcome at the happy hour benefiting the la/spCa, which will feature adoptable pets to the event. Call (504) 891-5773 or visit for details. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY 18 ARTIST SHOWCASE. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054; www. — Urban

push and mixtape 108 host the event allowing artists in a variety of genres, from art to fashion to music, to showcase their creations and network with other artists. Visit www.urbanpushmovement. com for details. 9 p.m. BEST OF THE BEAT AWARDS. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 581-4367; www.genera-

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. themed “Hot for teachers,” the boxing event with offbeat entertainment hosts a block party on 1628 st. Charles ave. Call (504) 895-1859 for details. admission $15 in advance, $20 at the event, free for teachers and those dressed as schoolgirls. 7 p.m. THE LENS THIRD BIRTHDAY. The Lens, 1025 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 483-1811; — the online investigative news outlet celebrates its third anniversary. Call (504) 258-1624 or email for details. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. MASQUERADE PARTY. Bourbon Pub and Parade, 801 Bourbon St., (504) 524-3788; — the party features entertainment, raffles, drink specials, a mardi gras costume contest and more to benefit nola pride. Visit for details. general admission $5, $30 Vip seating. 9 p.m. MICHAEL AARON & BILLY DING MEMORIAL BLOCK PARTY. little freddie King, meschiya lake, special men and others perform at the block party that takes place outside and inside Vaughan’s (800 lesseps st.) and b.J.’s (4301 burgundy st.). admission $10. 6 p.m.

SANDRA PANI. Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; — the mexican artist, whose exhibit of drawings De ser arbol is currently on display in the gallery, presents a lecture. 1:30 p.m. SWEET 610 DEBUTANTE BALL. Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 586-0004; www. — the 610 stompers debut their new moves at the dance group’s annual fundraiser, themed “Headbanger’s ball.” proceeds benefit the louisiana organ procurement agency. Visit for details. admission $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 8 p.m. to midnight. TULANE FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER FORUM. Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall — Henry Hutchenson, founder of family business Usa, presents “wealth, entitlement and other Disrupters in the family business.” free admission. 8 a.m. to noon. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WISDOM & WELLNESS FAIR. Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center, 5600 Gen. De Gaulle Drive, (504) 3045440; — the fair includes health screenings, flu shots, massages, door prizes, exhibits and lectures by health professionals. free admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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TAX SEMINAR. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Judith phillpott and laurie schmaltz, owners of executive tax service, provide an overview of new tax laws and answer questions about tax related issues. free admission. 7 p.m.

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weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. TOUR OF WOMEN ARTISTS. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The Louisiana chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art hosts a tour of the museum’s collection of women artists. Reservations are required. Call (504) 4006004 or email knolanarts@ for details. Admission $8. 11 a.m.

MONDAY 21 MARDI GRAS AUCTION. Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021; — The

auction gives guests a chance to reserve a coveted table on the restaurant’s first floor the Friday before Mardi Gras. Bids begin at $150. Call 5256022 for details. 5:30 p.m.

SPORTS HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 5873663; www.neworleansarena. com — The Hornets play the Golden State Warriors. Visit for details. 7 p.m. Saturday. PREAUXS VERSUS JEAUXS CHARITY FLAG FOOTBALL GAME. Pan American Stadium, City Park, 1 Zachary Taylor Drive — PlayNOLA athletes face off against the New Orleans VooDoo in the game benefitting The Miracle League of Greater New Orleans. Call (504) 894-5415 or vist for details. Admission $10. 1 p.m. Saturday. HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — The Hornets play the Sacramento Kings. Visit for details. Noon Monday.

WORDS DAMON FERRELL MARBUT. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. — The author reads from and discusses Awake in the Mad World. 6 p.m. Wednesday. HODA KOTB. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author and TV personal-

ity signs and discusses Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives. 3 p.m. Saturday. LORIN GAUDIN. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author discusses and signs New Orleans Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the French Quarter to the Garden District. 6 p.m. Thursday. LOUISIANA CULTURAL VISTAS WINTER RELEASE PARTY. Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., Suite 300, 523-4352; www. — Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities releases its winter issue of the quarterly magazine. The event features contributor presentations and a screening of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. MICHAEL TOD EDGERTON. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — The poet reads from Vitreous Hide. 6 p.m. Sunday. OCTAVIA BOOKS BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The group discusses Maria Duenas’ The Time In Between. 10:30 a.m Saturday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., (504) 586-7432; www. — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. PHILLIP LOPATE. NOCCA Riverfront, Reily Recital Hall, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; — The essayist, novelist and film critic appears at the school. 7 p.m. Thursday. SOUTHERN LOUISIANA CHAPTER OF ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Romance writer Liz Talley is the guest speaker at the meeting. Visit for details. 10 a.m. Saturday. VERNON VALENTINE PALMER. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author signs and discusses Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana. 6 p.m. Tuesday. WILLIAM RAU. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 8952266 — The author signs and discusses 19th-Century European Painting: From Barbizon to La Belle Epoque. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I worked regularly at medical offices as a receptionist until last year when I was in a car accident. My doctor says I’m ready to go to work now, but I can only walk with a cane and I’m worried nobody will want to hire me.” — Jane S., New Orleans, LA

Dear Jane, First of all, I congratulate you on your recovery and your desire to reenter the workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor recently stated that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was at 12.5 percent, significantly higher than the rate faced by the general population. When you are applying to a job, be sure to read the qualifications and requirements of the job. For example, some job descriptions include requirements for Grant Cooper standing for a certain number of hours per day, lifting a particular number of pounds, or other physical requirements. You should consult with your doctor as to any physical limitations you may have, and for questions related to the ADA, you can contact the U.S. Department of Justice’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Hotline at 1-800-514-0301. As long as you meet the requirements, you should definitely apply for jobs you want. There are a variety of laws that protect you as a disabled person. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, state and local government services, and telecommunications. Title I of the ADA specifically prohibits covered employers from discriminating against people with disabilities in all employment-related activities, including hiring, pay, benefits, firing, and promotions. Covered employers include private businesses, educational institutions, employment agencies, labor organizations, and state and local government entities with 15 or more employees.

The law also states that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for your disability. Businesses with 30 or fewer employees or $1,000,000 or less per year in total revenue can receive an IRS tax credit for the cost of accommodations covering 50% of eligible expenditures up to $10,000 (maximum credit per year of $5,000). The Disabled Access Credit is available every year and can be used for a variety of costs such as sign language interpreters for employees or customers who have hearing impairments; readers for employees or customers who have visual impairments; the purchase of adaptive equipment or the modification of equipment, as well as other accommodations. There are additional credits and incentives, depending upon the size of employer and situation. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations. Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: or 504-891-7222



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Dean Lindley Farms, Holly Grove, AR, has 2 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required with references for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/5/13 – 12/5/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917 with Job Order number 503219.


DSB Farms JV, Danbury, TX, has 4 positions for rice, oilseed crops & cattle; 3 mo. experience required with references for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 2/17/13 – 12/17/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917 with Job Order number TX3157469.

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Jimel Farms, Moro, AR, has 4 positions for row crop; 3 mo. experience required with references for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 11/25/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-3422917 with Job Order number 509708.


REM of Shaw, Shaw, MS, has 6 positions for corn & cotton; 3 mo. experience required with references for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/20/13 – 11/10/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917 with Job Order number MS66244.

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Salem Operating JV, Victoria, TX, has 12 positions for rice & irrigation; 3 mo. experience required with references for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/15/13 – 12/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917 with Job Order number TX8213483.

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Needed at small CBD A-V rated law firm. Medical training or experience a plus. Applicants must possess excellent grammar, research, writing and computer skills. Benefits package included. Fax resumes to Lisa at (504) 586-5201

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Therapist/Psychologist Professional and personable psychologist/therapist for an opportunity at Acadian Care, a child & adolescent psychiatric clinic. PhD, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW; Full-time, days + some evenings required. Slidell and Mandeville locations. Background check and drug screen reqd. Please email resume and cover letter to:


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Will answer phones and take reservations for high-volume, upscale restaurant and perform host/hostess duties during service. Email resume to or apply in person- Delmonico’s 1300 St. Charles Ave. Mon – Wed - 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Ingram Barge Company is accepting applications for Deckhands. Interested candidates must have a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/GED. 18 months of 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 benefit package to include Company paid retirement, 401K, medical, dental, etc. Interested candidates can apply at EOE, M/F/V/D


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We are searching for experienced kitchen staff or people who want to learn the restaurant industry & are willing to work. For questions call (504) 957-1688

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To adopt and love, T-man – sweet, shy, cat.,best in an adult home. Very healthy and like to be w/ another cat. 504-975-5971

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URGENT- snuggling cat, great for family home Monkey (brown tabby) is a shy boy but not skittish just shy personality. He wants to lay w you in bed and cuddle. Monkey loves other cats and would be a great fit for family living. Traci 504-975-5971


URGENT-Sweet black and white young CAT needs a home. Nubs (black & white) Sweet boy w/a nub tail. Nubs has an outgoing personality & would love a companion. He is approx 6 mos & has a heart of gold. Traci 504-9755971 Applications for adoption for this pet can be filled out at


Hurricane Isaac rescue from flooded La Place, LA. 4 months old black/ white kitten needs a safe indoor loving home. Has been vaccinated and spayed, small adoption fee, app and vet references req. (504 ) 462-1968


Swap Boutique is looking for a retail sales assoc. to work at our Magazine, Metairie Rd, & Maple St. locations! Swap Boutique is a designer consignment shop that offers a fun retail environment with a friendly and supportive staff. Swap Boutique was voted the #1 consignment shop in New Orleans by Gambit readers! 20-40 hours per week, including weekends. Must be dependable, self motivated, driven, have exceptional customer service skills and a solid work history. Email resume to:





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Great with other dogs & kids.Sarge is a few yrs old & is good w/ other dogs and kids. He is a Jack Russell Terrier and has a lot of energy. Best if he has a yard to run in or someone who will take him running. Would also be nice if he can have a playmate to keep him active. His favorite toy is a tennis ball.

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Authentic Handmade Indian Rug 100% Wool • Made in India • Size - 7’11’’ x 10’-2” Purchased at Hurwitz Mintz in 2007 • Original Price $2,700.00 • Selling for $1,300 REDUCED PRICE! Please call (504) 458-7904 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $225. Can deliver. 504-9528404 (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $250. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122


Houdini was rescued by SpayMart from a hoarder who kept him in a carrier for over a year. Houdini is a complete lovebug with a LARGE personality. He has a small right ear from a previous hematoma; Houdini is fully vetted and perfectly healthy. This precious kitty is gentle and full of love; he would make a great family pet.

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Princess is a mild mannered but playful dog. Would love a friend to hang out with. She is a good family pet & really appreciates human attention & love. Sleeping in the bed is a favorite thing to do along with daily treat intake! Traci 504-975-5971 Applications for adoption for this pet can be filled out at www.arfl.petfinder. com

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SUCCESSION OF JOHN T. SCURLOCK NOTICE WHEREAS the Testamentary Executrix of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: A 39.2027% INTEREST IN AND TO: Those two parcels of real estate labeled Lot X-l and Lot X-2 and together containing 61,274 square feet, more or less, located in David Drive Subdivision, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Lot X-l having, now or previously, a municipal address of 3216 David Drive, and all as shown on map of resubdivision dated July 14, 2011, and signed by Stephen P. Flynn of Riverlands Surveying Company, registered on November 19, 2012 as Instrument No., 11254345, Conveyance Book 3305 Page 789. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT:

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 7 days from the date of the last publication of this notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, this 9th day of January, 2013 Clerk of Court, Scherll Shuff Atty: Lawrence M. Lehmann, LEHMANN NORMAN & MARCUS, L.C. Address: 400 Poydras St., Ste. 2050 NOLA 70130-3251 Phone: (504) 525-0815 Gambit 1/15 & 2/5 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Donna King Haney, contact Norlisha Parker Burke, Attorney at (504) 444-1943. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kennetra Chrisean Gray, please contact attorney Ramona Washington at (504) 723-5884.

CASE NO: 2012-52253 THAT PORTION OF GROUND, BEARING MUNICIPAL NO. 7444 St. Charles Avenue, Unit 109, this city, in the matter entitled: 7444 ST. CHARLES HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC. vs SONYA DAVID By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed by the Honorable The First City Court for the City of New Orleans, in the above entitled cause, I will proceed to sell by public auction, on the ground floor of the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, in the First District of the City on January 15, 2013, at 12:00 o’clock noon, the following described property to wit: Municipal No. 7444 St. Charles Ave., Unit 109, Lots “D”, “E-1” and “E-2”, Square No. 61, Seventh District, City of New Orleans Acquistion: CIN 56967, dated 8/27/1992, NA 947095 WRIT AMOUNT: $2,183.63 Seized in the above suit, TERMS-CASH. The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of ten percent of the purchase price, and the balance within thirty days thereafter. Note: All deposits must be Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order; No Personal Checks. Atty: Irl Silverstein 504-362-3692 Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr Constable, Parish of Orleans Gambit: 12/25/12 & 1/15/13 L.A. Weekly: 12/24/12 & 1/14/13

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 692-941 Division N Succession of Rodney James Meyers Notice of Seeking Court Approval for Sale of 1015 Whitney Avenue Gretna, Louisiana Please take notice that Beverly Meyers Cosse, Executrix of the Succession of Rodney James Meyers has received an offer to purchase the immovable succession property having the municipal address of 1015 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, Louisiana. The Executrix will seek court approval of this private sale no earlier than 20 days after this advertisement. This notice shall be published twice, and any opposition to this proposed sale must be filed within seven days from the date of last publication. Adrian F. LaPeyronnie, III (LSBA No. 14118) Greenberg & LaPeyronnie, L.L.C. Attorneys for the Executrix, Beverly Cosse 848 Second Street, Ste. 800 Gretna, LA 70053 Phone: (504) 366-8118 Gambit 1/15/13 & 1/22/13







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification (if any they have or can) why the Motion for Authority to Compromise Legal Claim presented by the Provisional Administratrix of this Estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. BY ORDER OF THE COURT: THIS THE 9th DAY OF JANUARY, 2013 KIM GARLAND, CLERK Atty: Kevin C. Schoenberger 201 St. Charles Ave. Ste. 2422 - Place St. Charles New Orleans, LA 70170 Phone: (504) 525-1143 Gambit: 1/15/13

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 700-265 DIVISION H SUCCESSIONS OF FRANK D. DELERY and EULALIE de BEN DELERY NOTICE OF FILING TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is here given to the creditors of these estates and all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the Tableau of Distribution filed by Clayton J. Delery Testamentary Executor on January 02, 2013 should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Atty.: Alvin J. Dupre, Jr. 5150 Hwy. 22, Suite C-13 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 845-7868 Gambit: 1/15/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Laura Robbins Bogren, please contact Keith A. Doley, Atty, at 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119 or (504) 943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jack H. Bennett and/or Marla Laughlin Bennett, please contact N. Sundiata Haley at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Anita Alberta Clark, please contact N. Sundiata Haley at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Frank L. Dzuik-Robinson or his heirs, please contact N. Sundiata Haley at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sontierrl L. Bacchus or Sontierll L. Bacchus , please contact attorney Ramona Washington at (504) 723-5884. LOST PROMISSORY NOTE: Anyone knowing the whereabouts or having possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Ynez Gabriella Silas, Peter F. Favre, and Elvira F. Farve, dated June 24, 1988 in the principal sum of $49,400.00 please contact Tony Fazzio at P.O. Box 80459 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 or at 225-216-1099. Gambit: 1/1/13, 1/8/13 & 1/15/13.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Grace Frazier Jordan, Administratrix of the Succession of Tommie Jordan, Jr., is applying for authority to sell at private sale, on terms of EIGHTY-TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 10/100 ($82,500.00) DOLLARS under a sale and assumption, the immovable property owned by the Succession of Tommie Jordan, Jr., described below. AN UNDIVIDED -ONE HALF (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, TO-WIT: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the State of Louisiana, Parish of Jefferson, City of Kenner, in Audubon Subdivision, in accordance with a plan of subdivision by J. J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated October 20,1976, approved by the Council of the City of Kenner under Ordinance No. 1974, dated January 24,1977, filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court, for the Parish of Jefferson under Entry Number 756309 on February 18, 1977. According to said plan of subdivision, said lot is designated as follows: Lot 1, Square 9, bounded by Loyola Drive; Hooper Drive, Woodward Drive and Baroni Drive, Lot 1 measures 65 feet front on Hooper Drive, same width in the rear by a depth of 110 feet between equal and parallel lines, and forms the corner of Hooper Drive and Loyola Drive, Improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 401 Hooper Drive, Kenner, Louisiana 70065. An order authorizing Administratrix to do so may be issued after seven (7) days from the date of the second publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such an order. By Order of the Court Monica Bazile CLERK OF COURT 1-8-13 BRENT J. LALIBERTE, LBN 22275 Address: 1820 Belle Chasse Hwy., Ste. 205 Gretna, LA 70056 Telephone: (504) 393-0315 Gambit 1/15 & 2/5/13


STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.:2012-11544 DIV F SECTION 7 NOTICE IS GIVEN that ARMSTEAD BONIFACE, JR., and ALVIN CHARLES BONIFACE, Dative Testamentary Co-Executors of the Succession of JUANITA SMITH BONIFACE, are applying for authority to sell at private sale, the immovable property hereinafter described to-wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, situated in the Parish of St. Charles, State of Louisiana, on the right bank of the Mississippi River, which lot is designated as NUMBER THIRTEEN (13) of BLOCK “E” in what is known as AMA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, at Ama St. Charles parish, Louisiana, being a portion of Lot 4 of the Window Ursin Zeringue property, in Section 34

and 36. Township 13 South, Range 21 East, as per plan of subdivision by E.M. Collier, Surveyor, Dated May 14, 1962 revised May 20, 1966, a copy of which is filled in the office of the Clerk of Court for reference; and according to which plan the said lot measures as follows, • LOT THIRTEEN (13) of BLOCK “E” measures 50 feet front on Kennedy Street, by a depth along line of LOT FOURTEEN (14) of 114.53 feet, by a width in the rear of 50 feet, by a depth along the line of LOT TWELVE (12) of 114.63 feet. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: ASHLEY M. HAMPTON has made an offer to your Petitioners, as Executors, to purchase the hereinabove real estate for the price and sum FIFTEEN THOUSAND AND NO/100, ($15,000.00) DOLLARS cash, less the usual expenses to be paid by vendor. 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 seven days from the date of second publication of this notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Atty: Wilson C. Boveland (18130) Address: 1739 St. Bernard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122 Phone: 504-931-6608


SUCCESSION OF ALVIN PETER BURRELL Whereas the Executrix, of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN AND TO: A PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, thereunto, or in anywise belonging to, or appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, SQUARE NO. 2507, bounded by PARIS AVENUE, MILTON, BRUXELLES and ST. DENIS STREETS, designated as LOT “C” and measures and fronts on Paris Avenue a distance of 53’4”0’” towards Milton Street, thence on a line perpendicular to Paris Avenue parallel and nearer to Milton Street toward Bruxelles Street, said line being the dividing line between Lots C and D, 160’2”6’” to a point, thence on a line perpendicular to and running toward St. Denis Street, said line being parallel to Paris Avenue 32’ to a point, thence on a line perpendicular to and running toward Paris Avenue, said line being parallel to St. Denis Street 45’ to a point, , thence on a line perpendicular to and running toward St. Denis Street, said line being parallel to Paris Avenue 21’4” to a point, thence on a line perpendicular to and running toward Paris Avenue, said line being parallel to St. Denis Street 115’2”6’”45’ to the point of beginning. Composed of Original Lots 21 and 20. The Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 3719 PARIS AVENUE, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN AND TO: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, all rights, ways,

privileges, servitudes, thereunto, or in anywise belonging to, or appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, SQUARE NO. 1046, bounded by NORTH GALVEZ, ONZAGA, NORTH MIRO AND LAPEYROUSE STREETS, designated as LOT 5 on a survey made by S. A. Calongne, C. E., dated June 14, 1934, annexed to an act before Chester F. Owens, Notary public, on July 6, 1934, and according to which survey, said Lot 5 measures thirty-two (32’) feet front on North Galvez Street, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of one-hundred and forty-eight feet, eleven inches and two lines (148’11”2’”). According to survey of Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated April 23, 1946, a blue print of which is annexed to act passed before Frank Macheca, Notary Public, dated May 11, 1946, said property is situated in the same district and square, has the same boundaries and is designated by the same lot numbers and has the same measurements as hereinabove set forth. Said Lot No. 5 commences at a distance of one hundred twenty-six feet, six inches and two lines (126’6”2’”) from the corner of Lapeyrouse and North Galvez Streets. The Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 1621-23 NORTH GALVEZ STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($55,000.00) DOLLARS, upon the following conditions, to-wit: all cash at the act of sale, less usual vendors’ costs and fees as provided in the Agreement to Sell, with this succession to receive the net proceeds. 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, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: William P. Curry, Jr. Address: 8020 Crowder Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70127 Telephone No: (504) 242-7882 Gambit 12/25/12 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Martha Butler Scott or any of the heirs of Martha Butler Scott, please contact attorney Ramona Washington at (504) 723-5884. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Nicole Williams Dukes, please contact Ebony T. Woodruff, Attorney, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7026.

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For the price and sum of ONE MILLION THIRTY-EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE AND 55/100 ($1,038,872.55) DOLLARS, all cash to seller. Succession of John T Scurlock, as set forth in the Agreement to Purchase dated December 11, 2012 and first amendment thereto, filed in these proceedings.



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38 Muirfield Dr. Laplace • $775,000 A VERY CUSTOM DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4 BR, 4 BA. Lg Mstr ste downstairs w/2 walk-in closets, large jaccuzi tub, spa shower, steam sauna, exercise room overlooking pool, 3 br each w/ priv bath w/jaccuzi tub shower & walk-in closet, private entry to ofc, media room surround sound, large utility w/commercial ice maker, 3 fireplaces, wine cellar, wet bar & so much more. Agent/ Owner

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2148 Augusta Dr. LaPlace $335,000


LOVE THE OUTDOORS! Must see - 4 BR, 4 BA. Lg patio w/brick floors, wood ceiling w/3 outdoor fans, ceiling lights, beautiful landscaping, fishpond & access to den & master. Large master w/fireplace, custom closet & spa bath. Great living area w/fireplace surrounded by built-in shelves/cabinets, hd wiring, surround sound speakers & view of patio. large kitchen w/granite, island w/strg, pot filler, pot rack, 2 drawer d/w, view thru plate cab, pull out shlvs, 2 pantry cabinets.

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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

2818 CADIZ, 5 PLEX

$329,000 Great 4,5 or 6 plex Uptown close to Ochsner and Thriving Freret St. $4,250 mo income, coin op laundry, Good location, Good Investment! Gardner Realtors, LOUIS 874-3195

38 Muirfield Dr., LaPlace

A MUST SEE DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4BR/4BA. Lg master suite down w/2 wlk-in closets. Jacuzzi, spa shwr, steam sauna, exercise rm overlks pool. $335K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. klee@gardnerrealtors. com Gardner Realtors, 985-652-3304.



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814 Amelia St. 385,000

SENSATIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION. 10’ ceilings w/8’ frosted doors. Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home Stainless steel appl, Carrera Marble backsplash wall mounted pot filler. Master w/ en-suite marble bathroom featuring double sinks. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, 504.717.5612 cell; 504.891.6400 ofc.

For Sale Waterfront

512 Marina Rd., 3000 sq ft 3 br, 5 ba, 2 ca garage, boat dock, all modern amenitites. To see this very unique home, go to and enter 70043 zip & view Paradise in St. Bernard. This is not only a great home it is an investment! Call 504-450-5400.





Modern 1 BR apt, $700/mo. 2 BR Apt $800. Unfurnished. Wifi, internet & assigned parking included. 504-491-1591


Renovated, 1 BR apts with 12 x 24’ liv room. furn kit, laundry on premises, offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/ agent $699 & $749. 504-236-5776.


3218 Desaix Blvd. Single home, 2 BR/1BA, LR/DR, furn kit, office, W&D hkkps. CA&H. Fenced yard. $1100 per month + deposit. Call 504-952-5102



Lovely 3 BR/2 BA w/kit update. New cabinets, sink & wtr htr. Granite counters. Energy effic dble insul storm wndws. Real wd flrs in DR, LR & foyer. Kitchen w/ bay wndow. Firepl. Warranty. Theresa Ploom, 504-919-1444. www.theresaploom. com ReMax Partners, 504-888-9900. Each office independently owned & operated.


Charming raised Acadiana with wrap around porch. Approx 1800 sq. ft. 3br/2.5ba, 2blks from lake $355,000. Call (504) 920-2581.


LOVE THE OUTDOORS! 4BR/4BA, lg patio w/brick flrs, wood ceil w/3 outdr fans, ceil lights, fshpnd. Lg mstr w/ fireplce, custm clset, spa & ba. Liv area w/fireplace, blt-in shlves, HD wiring, surrnd snd, patio view. Granite in Kit.More! $335K. Kembra Lee, 504382-0226, Gardner Realtors, 985-652-3304.

1027 Nashville Ave.

Motivated Sellers. Grand living up, tall ceil, big master ste w/walk-in closet. 3BR/2.5BA. Great kit opens to deck. Office, media, lndry rm & 2nd & 3nto 1; can easily be changed to 4 br. $699K. Claudette Blanchard, (504) 810-7950 mobile. Thomas K. Winingder, R. E. Inc., (504) 586-8305.


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GENERAL RENTALS 9 GLEN ABBEY WAY, English Turn, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, $3500 /mo or sell $547K. 610 BURGUNDY - Fab French Qtr cottage, beautifully furn, 2 BR, 3.5 BA, courtyd, parking, $4900/mo. 656 MELODY DR. METAIRIE - 2 BR, 1 BA. $1500/mo. Eileen Wallen - 504-250-5656. Gardner Realtors 504-861-7575

CORPORATE RENTALS 2219 W Canterbury, LaPlace

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No flood in lovely 3BR/3BA Victorian home w/master down. Cath ceil in den, w/wood burn fp. Kit updated w/granite & tile. Ingrnd pool. Inside lndry. Storage rm. Monitored alarm. $210,500. Kembra Lee, 504-3820226. Gardner Realtors, 985-652-3304

Beautifully renovated, restored, and well-maintained professional office building in CBD Must be seen to be appreciated!

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

ADDRESS: 424 Gravier Street, Floors 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Approximately 1,600 sq. ft. per floor)


Utilities included in rent; Janitorial services available for hire.

509 Beau Chen Drive

Mandeville. On Magnolia #5 Fairway. Stunning renov. 4137 living. 4BR, 3.5 BA. 2 Story. Master down. Australian cypress floors, game/play rm plus study, formal dining & living. A must see. $569K. Shelly Marchetta, 504577-7900. Southern Realty, 985-643-0123


2148 Augusta Dr., LaPlace


Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitchen $600/mo. A/C. Stove, refrigerator, Wi-fi, Water Pd, No Pets/Smokers 486-1600.

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

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $2000/mth. Avail Dec 1. One mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.


3137 CALHOUN ST.- BROADMOOR 1200 Sq. Ft. $1400/ Mo. High Traffic Area. Call Donna, 504-208-7696

AMEnitiES: Multiple voice & data ports; Elevator; Exposed brick walls; Kitchenettes (floors 3 & 4); Conference Rooms (floors 2 & 3); Open Floor Plan; Built-in storage cabinets & bookshelves (floor 4); Non-smoking building


LOCAtiOn: Ideally located on Gravier between Magazine & Tchoupitoulas Streets; walking distance to State and Federal Courts.


8716 Palmetto St. 3BR/1ba. $604/m. 50% med income req. Subj to app fee/BG ck. Sec.8 Ok. 504-723-9253 after 6p.m.

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1466 Magazine St., $539,900

1005-07 Fouth St., $279,900

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

3 units located just off Magazine Street in one of the best blocks of the Irish Channel, Off street parking and nice rear yard.

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

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

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3296 Castle Dr.

923 Nashville. Spacious 4,000’ 4 or 5 bdrm hm walking distance to Whole Foods & Magazine boutiques. Home has everything! $999,000. Call Sylvia Roy, (504) 957-9444 for appt. Gardner Realtors, Corporate Headquarters, 3332 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, LA

2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/swimming pool, quiet neighborhood. $875/mo. 504-495-6044 or 504-756-7347


1, 2, & 3 BR Homes. Nice areas. Closets, fenced yards, WD hookups. Sec 8 O.K. Call 228-254-0241.





Upper Victorian 2200sf, 3 br, 2 ba, furn kit, w/d, lg closet, hi ceils, porch, pool in bkyd. $1500/mo. 274-8075.



3000 SQ FT Townhouse


For Lease on the Water Front. 2br, 4ba, 2 car garage, covered boat slit, $1,800/ mo. 403 Marina Blvd, Chalmette, LA. Call (504) 450-5400.


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3 Bdrm / 2 Bath Rental Beautifully elegant Garden District flat on St. Charles Ave. Top floor with balconies on lovely Greek Revival duplex. Large, sunny, charming. Approx 3000 sq ft on two levels. Spacious, flexible floor plan with master suite. For info and price call (415) 359-6445


2 BR, Newly renov shotgun style $895/mo 1BR, $695/ mo. Also: Rms by week, private bath, all util incl . $175/wk. 504-202-0381, 738-2492.


1 BR/1BA Furnished Condo in the Warehouse District. Secure building, top floor. Rent includes pool, gym, cable, internet. Apt has W/D, stainless steel appliances, central heat/air. Central to French Quarter, West Bank, Uptown, parade route, streetcar. Loft with desk. $1800, negotiable. $1800/mo. Call Bonnie 504-220-1022 at Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988,

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