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’tit Rex parade Sat. Jan. 26 | The saying goes that good things often come in small packages. The microkrewe ’tit Rex presents its 2013 shoebox float parade The Bare Minimum in the Faubourg Marigny. The Ping Pong Ball follows at AllWays Lounge & Theatre. PAGE 57.

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Krewe of Chewbacchus parade Sat. Jan. 26 | Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in four Star Wars films and the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special on TV, leads the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus’ parade in the Faubourg Marigny. The krewe celebrates all sorts of science fiction and fantasy movies and pop culture, UFO conspiracies and more. PAGE 57.

Mardi Gras parades Fri.-Sun. Jan 25-27 | New Orleans’ official parade season kicks off Friday with the krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra on the Uptown route. The Super Bowl pushed up the first weekend, which has mostly affected Orleans parades, but Thor marches in Metairie and Adonis rolls on the West Bank. PAGE 19.

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New Orleans has laws about ladders and other paraphernalia along Mardi Gras parade routes — laws that are widely ignored. Few, however, remember the impetus for the law: the death of a child who fell off a ladder. By Charles Maldonado


n Feb. 8, 2012, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas and other city officials gathered for an annual tradition: the Mardi Gras behavior press conference. “This event cannot work well without the complete and total cooperation of our citizens,” Landrieu told the reporters in attendance. “Be civil. Be respectful. Follow the rules. Be courteous to fellow paradegoers.” “The theme is common sense, common courtesy, common safety … ladders. This has been going on for the 30-plus years I’ve been a policeman and the 51 years I’ve lived, in part, in New Orleans,” Serpas said, then made a special appeal to Krewe of Endymion attendees, who are infamous for setting

Despite a New Orleans law that says ladders must be set back from the curb, the rule is often openly flouted, particularly on the St. Charles Avenue parade route. A child fell off a ladder and was crushed to death in 1981, which in part drove the city to enact new laws — most of which are rarely enforced. PHOTO BY JEFFREY BOSTICK/LIBRARY CHRONICLES

up camp on Orleans Avenue and other main drags in Mid-City many days in advance of the superkrewe’s parade. “Please don’t bring your kitchen, your living room, your bedroom set and your next door neighbor’s to the Endymion neutral ground,” Serpas said. The city’s Mardi Gras parade ordinances are clear: Ladders must be placed as many feet from the curb as they are page 8

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high, no fencing of public property is allowed, and no bulky furniture, structures or tents can be placed on neutral grounds. But Serpas’ appeal to revelers’ sense of decency was basically toothless, because — as mayoral spokesman Ryan Berni later told The Times-Picayune — enforcement of Mardi Gras laws would be “scaled back” due to budget constraints. One week later, Gambit’s Kevin Allman went to Orleans Avenue and found large tracts of grass marked off with spray paint and garden stakes. By Friday morning, 29 hours before the parade was scheduled to roll, “we find that it’s not just a hardy soul or two camped out on the Krewe of Endymion route — there are people, tarps, tents, ice chests, chairs and CAUTION tape everywhere,” Allman wrote. “I think [police] do their best, it’s a tough time. … The police are spread thin,” says Endymion captain Ed Muniz. But the city should do more preventive work ahead of parades, he says. “I wouldn’t be in favor of them not allowing ladders, period. I’m not saying that. But they should have some sort of an investigative group look into how best to police the ladders.” Muniz adds that the proliferation of ladders and structures isn’t only a safety problem. It also diminishes the parade-watching experience. “When you go out there, and you walk along the neutral ground. It’s a wall of ladders. How do you see the parade?” he says. “It’s a real problem for people trying to watch the parade.” With the height of Carnival season 2013 approaching, Berni says paradegoers should expect similar enforcement this year: “It’s basically the same this year as always.” But while ladder control has become a hotly debated point of etiquette on parade routes, few seem to remember the reason the law was enacted in the first place: the death of a child.


Jeffrey Bostick, who lives near the Uptown parade route and writes the blog Library Chronicles (librarychronicles.blogspot. com), took hundreds of pictures of neutral-ground violations last year. Bostick has made a yearly habit of chronicling dangerous obstructions and discourtesy along the routes. In 2011, above a picture of seven ladders placed precariously, inches away from the curb, he wrote: “Shit like this, which we see all the damn time, is wrong. This is actually wrong on both counts above, as the ladders are not only too close to the curb but they are also bound together in such a way that they form a barrier to fellow paradegoers who may wish to pass nearby.” The current laws on the city’s books result, in part, from “shit like this.” In 1981, 8-year-old Christian Lambert was crushed to death during the Krewe of Orleanians parade on St. Charles Avenue. “Police said the boy was sitting on an aluminum ladder when the surging crowd knocked the ladder over, throwing the boy between the cab and trailer of Float 48,” reads a report in The Times-Picayune/States-Item. Lambert’s was only one of two children who died at parades that year. Three-year-old Margaret McKenzie was also killed by a float. According to news reports, police said she was crushed after she ran under a Zulu float to retrieve a throw. McKenzie’s parents later disputed that story, claiming she was knocked under the float by an unruly crowd, and sued the city, NOPD and Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Responding to the deaths, then-Mayor Dutch Morial convened a Mardi Gras Task Force to make recommendations on how to improve parade safety. The report, “Mardi Gras Un-Masked,” released in November 1981, called for specific improvements to float construction and standardized parade routes. It recommended that spectators “be mindful of barricades, be cautious with ladders and stay out of trees and off other climbable objects,” according to the The Times-Picayune/ States-Item. The city also began publishing annual safety and courtesy guidelines in the newspaper. These evolved over time. In 1982, then-NOPD Superintendent Henry Morris warned parents to keep ladders “at least three feet back from the curb,” regardless

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In spite of last year’s “scaled back” enforcement, the city tallied more than 1,000 neutral ground citations, according to statistics released shortly after Mardi Gras 2012. Berni says the only new issue the city encountered last year was “companies leaving out port-o-lets after the parades were over, which is a problem.” “I like that the mayor has at least made some show of voicing concerns in recent years,” Bostick writes. “A little public awareness can go a long way. I’ve been trying for a long time in that vein. But I think they’ll have to start taking a little more action out on the route. “Maybe citations are in order in some cases, but really I’d just be happy to see officers along the route offering friendly advice to people on where to set their ladders up, or getting them to move chairs out of the intersection. NOPD is always highly visible on St. Charles, but I’ve never seen them say anything to anyone about this. If I see even one such conversation this year, I’ll consider it a successful Carnival.”

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of height. It would be about two years, however, before the New Orleans City Council would pass its first comprehensive Carnival safety ordinance based on negotiations between city government and the Mayor’s Carnival Coordinating Committee, which was made up of city officials and krewe members. Passed in January 1984, that ordinance had nothing to say about spectator ladders or the fencing of public property. Erecting tents or structures along parade routes was prohibited, except with the permission of parade organizations. In 1985, the City Council adopted what is more or less the current code, including the provisions on ladders and claiming space on neutral grounds. Setting up tents and structures would require permission from both parade organizations and the Department of Safety and Permits. Violators would be subject to a fine of $300 and up to five months in jail. (The current version of the code, most recently revised in 1999, does not set specific penalties but says violations are punishable “by such fine and/or imprisonment as are allowable by law.”) In subsequent years, however, the problems have continued. “I think it’s fair to ask if it really does get worse every year,” Bostick wrote in an email to Gambit. “I think it’s getting worse. But it’s getting worse in the same way the Earth is warming. There may be year to year statistical aberrations caused by fluctuations in the weather, or by how early or late a Carnival we’re having, or by one-time occurrences like Super Bowls or hurricanes, or 9/11s, etc. “But the trend is toward a more crowded, territorial, unfriendly experience, and it makes me sad to think about it.” Bostick thinks it’s partly the result of gradual consolidation of parade routes over the past several decades. In order to reduce the burden on police, the city whittled down the list of designated routes over the years, and some parade krewes combined or disbanded altogether. The result, Bostick writes, is that the remaining routes are packed with spectators. “The greater variety in routes … spread the party out more evenly across the area,” he writes. “It wasn’t necessary for everyone to cram along St. Charles for every parade. And, of course, when more people could attend a parade within walking distance of or a shorter drive from their home, fewer of them were inclined to pack up their entire living rooms and haul them across town.” The other problem, Bostick adds, is what he sees as lax enforcement of longtime laws. Mason Harrison, communications director for newly elected District B City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who represents the district that includes most of the Uptown parade route, says Cantrell had not yet heard any concerns from constituents in advance of the parades. “This is not actively on our radar, but of course it’s a concern. Every year it’s a concern,” Harrison says of the ladder laws. “But we’re not doing anything different this year than any other councilmember in the past.”

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school safety signals Jindal annOUnCES ‘STUdY GROUP’     Lawmakers announced late last month  that the state Homeland Security Committee would hold a Jan. 9 meeting to see  if there were new security measures that  could be added in Louisiana to head off a  school shooting like the one in Newtown,  Conn. The meeting was canceled the day  after the announcement.     Legislative leaders said there were  scheduling conflicts with some of the  invited guests. Within a week’s time, however, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration announced its own “study group” to  recommend safety measures for schools  and colleges. The legislative committee  hearing was then rescheduled for Jan. 17.     Shortly after the meeting was rescheduled — but before it happened — Jindal  announced he would seek legislation in  the coming session to improve gun safety  in Louisiana by enabling the state to report an individual’s eligibility to purchase  firearms based on mental health records  to the federally administered National  Instant Criminal Background Check  System database.     When the lege committee finally met  last week, committee members heard  from top law enforcement and education officials who all agreed that current  plans in place at schools should be  strengthened, and coordination between  involved parties and first responders  should be enhanced. Ideas included  legislation requiring shooting drills at 

schools and establishing a centralized  hub for school safety activities within the  Governor’s Office on Homeland Security  and Emergency Preparedness. Officials  also expressed an interest in working  with Jindal’s task force to come up with  recommendations for the next legislative  session, which begins April 8, but no  follow-up meeting has been scheduled.      Capitol observers say the committee’s  actions, and Jindal’s timing, are further  evidence of how much the Legislature  dances to the governor’s tune and defers  to him in matters large and small.  — JErEMy ALFOrd

Whose ‘life’ is it, anyway? ... dEPEndS On YOUR dEFiniTiOn     Louisiana was named America’s “Most  Pro-Life State” by Americans United for  Life (AUL), a Washington d.C. anti-abortion group. In a statement, spokesperson  Charmaine Yoest noted, “While the  ‘Life List’ notes legislative accomplishments from the previous year, it also takes  into account each state’s cumulative  record in defending and protecting the  lives of their citizens — from conception to  natural death.”      The group’s designation, however, runs  counter to state life expectancy data for  Louisiana. In 2006, the Harvard School  of Public Health rated Louisiana No. 49 in  life expectancy (behind Mississippi), while  last year the financial news site 24/7  Wall St. named Louisiana No. 2 in a list  of “States dying For Health Coverage.”  Both rankings were issued before Gov.  Bobby Jindal announced his intention to  reject setting up a state health exchange  under the terms of the Affordable Care  Act. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Obama gun proposals MaYOR and POliCE ChiEF SUPPORT PRESidEnT’S MEaSURES     New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu  and New Orleans Police department  (NOPd) Chief Ronal Serpas support  the proposed gun control measures  unveiled last week by President Barack Obama — including a federal ban on assault weapons and universal background  checks for gun sales. The background  checks would apply to private and gun  show sales.      “reducing violent crime and murder  and making New Orleans safe is the most  important issue facing the city of New  Orleans,” Landrieu said in a statement.  “President Obama’s proposals are a step  in the right direction toward combating  gun violence in our city and across America.” Last Thursday, Landrieu traveled to  Washington for the U.S. Conference of  Mayors annual Winter Meeting, where  gun violence reduction was a major topic  of discussion.      In a separate statement, released one  hour after Landrieu’s, Serpas echoed the  mayor. “This plan announced today would  ban military-style assault weapons and 

high capacity magazines,” Serpas wrote.  “These types of weapons are specifically  designed to kill mass numbers of people.  I don’t know of any police chief in America who could object to that proposal.”     Landrieu also called on the president and Congress to increase federal  funding for local police departments,  saying federal funding for NOPd has  been cut by 50 percent since the 1990s.  The department is now under a federal  consent decree, which is expected to add  $55 million in increased costs over the  next five years, largely from local funds.  The mayor has expressed his opposition  to the decree based on the price tag, as a  similar consent decree for Orleans Parish  Prison also is expected to strain city coffers. — CHArLES MALdONAdO

bittersweet laurel T-P winS PRizE FOR SERiES bY TEaM iT MOSTlY laid OFF     The Times-Picayune’s eight-part 2012  series about Louisiana’s prison culture,  “Louisiana Incarcerated,” received the  John Jay/HF Guggenheim Prize for  Excellence in Criminal Justice reporting  last week and will be honored next month  at a ceremony in New york City, along  with part-time New Orleanian and Treme  creator David Simon for his contribution  to criminal justice journalism.     It’s a bittersweet victory for the T-P,  which laid off nine of the 20 people  involved with the story during its cutbacks  last year — including managing editors  Dan Shea and Peter Kovacs, graphics  artist Ryan Smith, photographer Scott Threlkeld and reporter Jonathan Tilove  (who is now at the Austin AmericanStatesman). reporter Cindy Chang,  whose byline appeared on most of the  stories, now covers immigration and ethnic issues for the Los Angeles Times.     In an email, Shea told Gambit, “The  work done by Cindy and her colleagues  represents the best of what the Picayune  used to be. It is tragic that while we were  doing the final editing and designing to  put the series in the paper, the secret  meetings had begun to shift the emphasis of the newsroom to short online  updates and sports and entertainment  coverage. There are serious and talented  journalists left at the Picayune, but they  will face an uphill battle to try to do this  type of work again.”     In an email, Chang told Gambit that  part of the prize money received by the  team will be donated to dashThirtydash,  the assistance fund for laid-off T-P employees. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Mind your P’s and Q’s MaYOR: bE niCE TO GOOdEll     Speaking at a Jan. 16 lunch at House  of Blues, Mayor Mitch Landrieu  reminded New Orleans residents to “be  gracious and wonderful hosts” when  thousands of people visit New Orleans  for Super Bowl XLVII. “It’s our time to  shine, it’s our time to tell our story. … It’s 

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The veep and Mary HIGH-DOLLAR FUNDRAISER Making a hard push for money ahead of next year’s re-election campaign, sen. Mary Landrieu is getting a little help from none other than vice President Joe Biden. The veep will travel to New Orleans Jan. 26 for a Landrieu fundraiser at the Ritz-Carlton. it’s certain to be a high-dollar event — which explains the absence of a price on the invitations. A source close to the campaign said it’s a “major boost,” especially from a white House that seemed to avoid many other opportunities to help raise money in Louisiana. — JeReMY ALFORd

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a tax virgin no more n the spring of 2011, when a 4-centper-pack cigarette tax was about to expire, Gov. Bobby Jindal made a big fuss over vetoing a bipartisan bill to extend it. The tax netted only $12 million a year — a fraction of what smoking costs Louisiana. Jindal was so desperate to maintain his “tax virginity” that he made a point of saying, “I have made a commitment to the taxpayers of Louisiana to oppose all attempts to raise taxes.” Bobby 2011, meet Bobby 2013. The governor now wants to eliminate Louisiana’s individual and corporate income taxes and corporate franchise fee — and make up the shortfall by raising sales and possibly cigarette taxes significantly. His proposal is still in development, but Jindal promises to make it “revenue neutral.” To do that, he must break his promise never to raise taxes. His aides are talking about hiking the state sales tax as much as 75 percent — from 4 cents on the dollar to 7 cents. Louisiana already has the third-highest combined (state and local) sales tax in the country. The governor’s plan would give us the highest — by far. Jindal’s plan also would eliminate many sales tax exemptions for new and existing businesses. If that’s the case, it belies the governor’s claim that his plan would grow the economy. Any plan that starts out by taxing consumers and businesses more would hardly promote economic growth. At its heart, the plan is a $3 billion wealth redistribution. Don’t get us wrong. We applaud any serious attempt at tax reform, and the governor at least has got everyone talking about it. If Jindal can find a way to reduce or eliminate income taxes without making Louisiana’s poorest citizens and local businesses shoulder most of the burden, we’d rush to embrace it. Based on what we’ve seen so far, however, Jindal’s plan is halfbaked. (Interestingly, Team Jindal howls that skeptics should withhold criticism until the plan is final — yet the governor wastes no time lobbying lawmakers for the same sketchy plan.) Jindal aides pledge some type of income tax relief for low-income Louisianans, but they’re vague on specifics. Such relief is imperative. The Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy, based in Washington, D.C., says Jindal’s current plan would increase taxes on the bottom 80 percent of Louisianans — while many of those in the top 20 percent would see annual tax cuts exceeding $25,000. Worse yet, as the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) and others have noted, Jindal’s plan would tie state government to one tax — the sales tax. That is bad policy, plain and simple. There are three basic forms of taxation: sales, property and income

taxes. Louisiana’s property tax code is a laughingstock; if Jindal wants real tax reform, he should include property taxes in his plan. Moreover, every independent analysis notes that Louisiana’s income tax rates are neither too high nor too low compared to those of other states. So why is the governor hell-bent to hitch future state budgets to the vagaries of the retail economy? Because it suits his presidential ambitions. If you doubt that, look at the conservative “think tanks” that have rushed to applaud Jindal for his plan — even though it is far from finalized. Meanwhile, retailers and hospitality industry leaders are alarmed at the idea of a big sales tax hike. Retailers located near state borders would be particularly hard hit as customers drive past them to buy goods in Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas. Jefferson Parish President John Young, who has touted a boom in

Jindal’s plan would tie state government to one tax — the sales tax. That is bad policy. Jefferson businesses and restaurants, says businesses there would have a tremendous disadvantage against Internet retailers who charge no sales tax at all. We agree. In fact, Young’s logic applies to all Louisiana retailers. Last week, state Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield said Jindal will unveil the final plan shortly before the Legislature convenes April 8. We’ve seen this play before; it doesn’t end well. Last year, the governor waited until the last minute to present specific legislation for his education reforms — then rammed them through the Legislature with little real debate. That is no way to do tax reform. If the governor wants everyone to withhold judgment until his plan is finalized, he needs to finalize it soon — and present specific legislation no later than 30 days before the April session begins. Only then will businesses and citizens have adequate time to study the plan’s impact and decide whether it’s really good for Louisiana — and not just good for Bobby Jindal.

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id you feel it? Didn’t it seem like we stepped into a time machine last week and traveled back to Jan. 24, 2010 — the day the New Orleans Saints took on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game? At stake was a chance to go to the Super Bowl — and, for the Black and Gold, to clinch that opportunity on their home field. The Saints didn’t get that chance this season, but Super Bowl XLVII will be held in New Orleans in less than two weeks, and the NFC Champion playing in the game is tied to the Saints. The San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons reached this season’s NFC Championship game, played this past weekend, with the winning team getting a

New Orleans Saints fans have endured bad seasons and reveled in good ones. In the playoffs, though, they’re rooting against longtime rival the Atlanta Falcons. PHOTO BY MICHAEL C. HEBERT/ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

game week. We hatched contingency plans for how to deal with the unimaginable. Super Bowl week would be Black and Gold week: Saints jerseys, colors, flags flapping on cars, the works. Super Bowl media day, now open to the public, would rival a Saints home game. In many ways, last week was like the seven days leading up to that NFC Championship game in 2010. While Saints fans were confident their team could win, they’d be lying if they said there wasn’t some nervousness as the game drew closer. Ever since the hometown season came to an end Dec. 30 with a 44-38 loss to the Carolina Panthers, it’s been pretty simple for Saints fans: “Anybody but Atlanta.” It’s a battle cry simple in its meaning — and deeply rooted in Black and Gold passion. — Listen to Gus Kattengell’s The Sports Hangover every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 106.1 FM “The Ticket.”

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shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in our Superdome. For many years, the 49ers tormented Saints fans by winning the NFC West and becoming a thorn in the Black and Gold’s side. New Orleans’ move to the NFC South dissipated much of the dread associated with seeing San Francisco on the schedule. Atlanta is a whole different story. The Dirty Birds are not liked — at all. In two of the last three seasons, the Falcons have been the top seed in the NFC standings heading into the playoffs. In the 2011 playoffs, Atlanta lost to the Green Bay Packers 48-21, squelching the team’s chanes for a world championship. This season the Falcons once again are top seeded with a 13-3 record and are just one win away from what could be two of the worst weeks ever in this city for sports fans. The dread set in when Matt Bryant kicked the Falcons’ game-winning 49-yard field goal against Seattle Jan. 13 to advance into the NFC Championship. A win by the Falcons would mean the Saints’ most hated rival would be in the Super Bowl in New Orleans. That’s a full two weeks of having vinegar poured into a wound still trying to heal from the Saints’ disastrous 2012 season — and one week of Falcons stories to fill the bye week before Super Bowl. Atlanta. In New Orleans! And as the NFC Champion, the Falcons would get to

practice at the NFC team’s facility — the Saints’ training facility. Some locals are haunted by thoughts of Atlanta players tweeting pictures of them yucking it up on Saints practice fields, or postulated about what our city would look like with the Atlanta Falcons logo plastered all over it — on the Superdome, hotels, billboards, flags that line our streets — in addition to waves of red-clad Falcons fans all over the city. And that’s just the days leading up to the game. What if the unthinkable happened? The sight of Falcons hoisting the Lombardi on our turf could be too much for Saints fans to endure this season. Last week, fans who called into my radio show, The Sports Hangover, or took to social media were talking like it was a Saints


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Oh, happy day e’re not supposed to rejoice at  the suffering of others, but the  federal indictment of former  Mayor Ray Nagin last Friday was nonetheless a cause for a celebration of sorts. Not  because Nagin may suffer for his alleged  crimes — though he should suffer if he’s  convicted — but because now there will be  a reckoning.      Now, finally, that clueless, narcissistic  poseur will be called to account for some  of his many sins against New Orleans.     Oh, happy day.     According to the 21-count indictment,  Nagin took more than $200,000 in bribes  from at least four city contractors to whom  he steered recovery contracts after Hurricane Katrina. All four of them — Rodney  Williams, Frank Fradella, Mark St. Pierre  and Aaron Bennett — have already been  convicted on various federal charges,  some of them linked directly to Nagin’s  indictment. He also allegedly got free private jet travel and limos (collectively worth  more than $20,000) from Businessman A  in exchange for favorable tax treatment by  City Hall.     Last week’s indictment includes six 

counts of bribery, nine counts of deprivation of honest services through wire fraud,  four counts of filing false tax returns, one  count of conspiracy and one count of  money laundering. He faces decades  behind bars if convicted on all counts.     The indictment does not charge  Nagin’s two sons, Jeremy and Jarin,  but it obliquely refers to them as Family  Members 1 and 2 — who allegedly got  $10,000 in cash from Williams. Nagin  foolishly declined a plea deal that reportedly would have let his sons walk, but  they’re not out of the woods yet. They still  could stand trial alongside their father if  there’s a superseding indictment.     As horrible as all that sounds for Nagin,  he will not be punished for his greatest  crimes. For example, he will never pay  for flying his entire family to Jamaica,  first class, on St. Pierre’s dime, just 82  days after Katrina so he could chill while  thousands of his constituents struggled  to get back to their flood-ravaged homes.  In fact, he never even apologized for that  now-infamous act of indifference. Clearly,  the guy had a profoundly misplaced sense  of entitlement as mayor. 

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I rejoice in the hope that Nagin’s demise will bring a healing, a closure, to our beloved city and its deeply wounded people.     He’ll also never be held accountable for  completely bungling our city’s post-Katrina  recovery, for setting us back years because  he was more concerned about himself than  his city. For hiring the equally narcissistic  and bombastic Ed Blakely. For destroying  — or allowing the destruction of — public  records that were requested of his administration. For the post-Katrina New Orleans  Affordable Homeownership scandal. Or 

for the corrupt crime camera debacle that  his now-convicted IT chief, Greg Meffert,  foisted on us with his partner-in-crime St.  Pierre. Ironically, St. Pierre and Meffert  may testify against Nagin at trial. There’s  some justice in that.     None of this is pleasant. So why do   I rejoice?      I rejoice because maybe, just maybe,  the justice that Nagin now faces may help  dry the tears shed by the thousands he let  down so completely, whose trust he betrayed so unconscionably, whose futures  he sold out so reprehensibly, whose needs  he ignored so cavalierly.     I rejoice because, at long last, the  grifter who cowed in the face of great  challenge, who thought only of himself  while the city and the people he swore to  serve faced their darkest hour, will now be  held to account.     I rejoice for the reckoning that I pray  will come. But mostly I rejoice in the hope  that Nagin’s demise will bring a healing, a  closure, to our beloved city and its deeply  wounded people.     Oh, happy day. 




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Dear Matthew, Horticultural Hall was located where the zoo is now, between Magazine Street and the Mississippi River, nearer to Exposition Boulevard than to Walnut Street. To the right of the building on Magazine Street you could see experimental horticulture plots, pastures, orchards and a variety of gardens. The city of New Orleans pledged $100,000 toward construction of Horticultural Hall, which was to be a permanent structure that would become the property of the city after the exposition closed. It was the third-largest building at the exposition, bested in size only by the main building and the Government Building. Horticultural Hall was constructed of iron and glass. It was 600 feet long and the width ranged from 100 feet in the main section to 194 feet at the transept, where a glass-roofed tower rose 90 feet above a large fountain. At the southeastern corner of the building was a 250-by-25-foot hothouse where lots of tropical plants were grown. After the fair closed, the hall became the principal attraction in developing the site into Audubon Park.

Horticultural Hall was built for the 1884 World’s Fair in New Orleans and was destroyed by a hurricane in 1915. PHOTO COuRTESy LIBRARy OF CONGRESS

President Theodore Roosevelt did visit New Orleans on Oct. 26, 1905, but he was in the city for only nine hours. He had a busy schedule, which included riding the ship Comus upriver to see decorated ships at Westwego. Roosevelt also rode in a parade that rolled on Canal Street and ended at City Hall. The president did not visit Audubon Park. On Sept. 20, 1909, Horticultural Hall was hit by a tornado that cut a swath about 500 yards wide. Almost half of the hall was flattened, and many of the rare plants were ruined. The building was repaired under the direction of park superintendent Jules Fonta, but in September 1915, a hurricane (they were not named at that time) destroyed the hall — along with much of the city. Before the origin of the New Orleans Zoological Society, lots of animals had come to various shelters and cages in Audubon Park, but the collection was never actually called a zoo. The menagerie of birds, monkeys, deer, rabbits and other small animals was housed in and around Horticultural Hall between 1893 and 1913. This early menagerie was greatly reduced and eventually donated to New Orleans City Park. In 1916, the park commissioner suggested that some of the insurance money received from the devastated hall be used to build a flight cage, which was the beginning of the Audubon Park Zoo.

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he parade season starts even earlier than usual with the Super Bowl pushing many krewes’ processions up a week. But that’s just one week less to wait, according to Rex Duke™, Carnival’s biggest fan. Besides the advanced calendar, there are some route changes as well. The Krewe of Cleopatra moves to the Uptown route, so the first night of parades is a double-header with the Krewe of Oshun. The Krewe of Choctaw also parades Uptown, which is a fitting tribute to its founding 78 years ago at a social club located on St. Charles Avenue. My previews include information about themes, royalty, throws, honored guest riders and more. See page 24 for parade route maps, and watch for my reviews after Carnival. Enjoy!

Friday, January 25

Oshun 6 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: The Children Are Our Future Floats: 18 Shango: Damon Payne Oshun: Taisha Williams-Payne Throws: peacock bracelets, lighted peacock necklaces, black and gold necklaces, bracelets and cowbells

The Rebirth Brass Band rides as Oshun’s grand marshals, and some of the New Orleans Saints super fans, including Da Pope and Whistle Monsta, ride as special guests. The theme explores things that help children develop, and individual floats highlight “Education,” “Music,” “Sports,” “Science,” “Entertainment” and other topics. PAGE 20



Cleopatra 6:30 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: Cleopatra Celebrates 40 Enchanting Years Floats: 17 Queen: Malinda Bertrand Throws: crowns, medallion beads, light-up throwing discs, krewe cups

The all-female Krewe of Cleopatra crosses the river and parades on the Uptown route while celebrating its 40th anniversary. Floats will depict popular past parade themes including “If I Rule the World” from 1975, “Dreams of Conquest” from 1995, “A World of Fashion” from 1993 and 1990’s “Let Me Entertain You.”

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Location: Uptown Theme: What Are You Afraid Of? Floats: 14 King: Tom D. “Silky” Sullivan Queen: Tiffany Skyler Mohre Throws: krewe logo magnets, medallion beads, footballs and large cups

The Krewe of Pontchartrain presents its traditional float quiz. Title cards are fillin-the-blank, and viewers have to guess what sorts of things scare members of the krewe. Hints: Some might be afraid of an IRS audit, their mother-in-law or cockroaches. Also in the procession is the U.S. Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps from Annapolis, Md.


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On its 15th anniversary, the Knights of Adonis goes to the movies. Floats depict the movies Cleopatra and Mask, and there are floats about Hollywood, including one featuring paparazzi.

Location: Uptown Theme: Avenues of America Floats: 17 Chief: John Beninate Princess: Madison Paige Plumer Throws: streetcar beads, plush tomahawks and spears, captain and chief’s wooden nickels, theme wooden nickels

The Krewe of Choctaw parades on the East Bank for the first time, but it’s a return to its roots in one way. The krewe was founded 78 years ago at a social club located on St. Charles Avenue. The theme celebrates famous streets, and floats feature Christmas on Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue and New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Sparta 6 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: My Way Floats: 16 King: Rey-Michael Olea Queen: Megan Christine Beach Throws: LED medallion beads, light-up Spartan shields, light-up glitter balls, glass beads, Spartan plush helmets

The Knights of Sparta salute Frank Sinatra, and floats are named for popular Sinatra songs including “Love and Marriage,” “Stardust” and “Around the World.” Blue anodized doubloons are a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes. The procession includes the krewe’s signature mule-drawn Spartan helmet, the mule-drawn king’s float and extra units such as the marching group Roux La La.

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Pygmalion 6:45 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: Pygmalion Celebrates Floats: 19 King: Sidney Trouard III Queen: Katie Bourque Throws: plush jester dolls, light-up jester head lanyards, light-up medallion logo beads, krewe cups

The St. Augustine High School Marching 100 leads a procession celebrating the holidays. Floats depict Christmas, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Last year, the krewe introduced its signature Pygmammoth float, and this year it introduces the Jester float, which is paired with signature throws.


Carrollton noon

Location: Uptown Theme: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Floats: 25 King: John Louis Echeverri Queen: Alexandra Elizabeth Pfefferle Throws: theme cups, polystone medallion beads and doubloons

The Krewe of Carrollton celebrates good times. The theme is illustrated with floats about “Thrill Rides,” “Cruising on the River,” and “A Trip to Paradise.”

King Arthur 1:15 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: King Arthur Colors His Kingdom Floats: 21 King: Michael A. Knight Queen: Pam Dean Goddard Throws: plush dragons, vinyl-covered plush softballs, captain’s medallion beads, aluminum doubloons

Thor 2 p.m.

Location: Metairie Theme: Thor Celebrates Louisiana Floats: 12 King: Randy Corass Queen: Aimee Corass Throws: long beads, krewe cups, plush footballs

Thor leads off the Metairie parade calendar. The procession features Louisiana customs, holidays and events. Floats depict Celebration in the Oaks, holiday bonfires on the levees, the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.

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The Knights of King Arthur present a full palette of colors. The black and gold float honors the New Orleans Saints, there’s a moviethemed float saluting the silver screen and of course there is a purple, green and gold Mardi Gras float.







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ardi Gras parade guides are fine when you’re at home, but smartphones have upped the ante for timeliness and ease of use when you’re in your third hour of standing on St. Charles Avenue, craning your head over the crowd to see if the first float is finally on the horizon. The following apps advertise themselves as Mardi Gras guides and Carnival-related activities. All are free.

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WWL’s sponsored app comes in two different builds for iPhone and iPad. Both have a chronological list with dates, times and locations of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parish parades. Click on any parade and you get a serviceable map showing routes (the map can be balky if you try to zoom in or out). On parade days, a moving red dot will show you where the front of the parade is in real time. There’s not much else here except a link to the WWL website ( and the station’s Mardi Gras Twitter account (@ mardigrasparade), which promises parade alerts and the latest information as parade days approach. That’s all there is to it, and it’s about all you need when you’re out on the route. (Disclosure: WWL-TV is the television partner of Gambit.)

Open WDSU’s app and you’re greeted with the evening’s expected low temperature, chance of rain and a list of that day’s parades — a nice touch. The maps here zoom much more smoothly than those on WWL’s app, and it promises the same real-time GPS tracking, but WDSU is missing a good number of smaller parades that WWL includes (Krewe du Vieux, Chewbacchus and others), and it’s made specifically for the iPhone (though it does work on the iPad). There are also some nice timewasters here if a parade breaks down and you’re bored on the sidewalk: slideshows, a news section and a “live” tab, which promises live video of all the pageantry once the season really gets going.

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Children’s Mardi Gras Matching Game iPhone/iPad Very young children might like this simple Concentration-like matching game. Touch pairs of cards to reveal Carnival icons (jesters, crowns) and try to make matches. There doesn’t seem to be a multiplayer option, so it’s strictly a solitaire game. Kids who like to play with their parents’ iPads might enjoy it for a while, but that’s about all there is to it.

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iPhone/iPad The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus’ geek credentials must have led them to create this single parade/krewe app, which in addition to a route map and a krewe history has a list of frequently asked questions, a science fiction multiple choice quiz, a small photo section and a shopping tab where you can buy krewe memberships, throws, T-shirts and more. It’s all unslick and charmingly homemade — much like the krewe’s parade itself.





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This guide lists parades first by neighborhood, then by date, so you can get a one-stop look at all the parades in a particular area. But the included maps don’t have exact routes (why?), though they do include all the Houma parades, which other apps tend to omit. There are other features, including a rudimentary “Hot Spots” guide to a few bars, restaurants and music clubs, and a social media function where you can log in via Facebook or Twitter, check in at parades and earn “points.” The music feature is a great idea, but the execution is lacking — 30-second sound clips, all from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many that have nothing to do with Carnival (“La Vie En Rose”?).



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Japanese dragon. “Presentation is everything,” Vu says. “If it looks good, chances are that it’s going to taste good as well.” Kakkoii offers a variety of cooked dishes like shrimp tempura and noodle dishes with udon and soba. Some of the most popular items are appetizers with a Japanese twist, including Taceaux de Pescado, a tempura whitefish with pickled cucumbers, spicy aioli and cilantro, all wrapped in flour tortilla. Spicy tuna dip served with wonton chips is popular. The long list of appetizers is great for people looking for cheap eats. The partners wanted to make eating out affordable for students, so they accept Tulane meal plan cards. During happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, there are $3 rolls, and appetizers, drinks, draft beer and sake specials. “With a $3 roll, appetizer and drinks, you can get a meal for under $10,” Vu says.

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n a rainy afternoon on Maple Street, a neon sign decorated with a koi fish glows through the mist, signifying the presence of Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux (7537 Maple St., 504570-6440; Co-owner and general manager James Vu chose for the name a Japanese word meaning cool, attractive or awesome. It’s all part of his attempt to create an upbeat place to enjoy sushi and sake. “You can eat sushi anywhere, but how you feel when you go into a restaurant is what makes you come back,” Vu says. Vu and three of his childhood friends, all of whom have service industry experience, opened the restaurant last August. “We always wanted to do something together,” Vu says, “We talked about it and decided to open up a restaurant.” He and his partners renovated the building from the ground up. The only thing they kept were the doors. Vu says they used feng shui when designing the open, mellow space. Dim lighting, art and lounge music create a welcoming, upscale vibe, and dishes are artfully presented. Chefs treat sushi as an art form, a fixation that’s reflected in a dragon roll shaped like a



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New Orleans food trucks usually operate individually outside of bars and sometimes in small clusters at markets and festivals. Lately, however, a series of food truck events has been gathering larger groups of food trucks, showcasing their rising number and growing diversity. These gatherings are organized by My House (, a culinary events company formed last year by Barrie Schwartz. She is a recent transplant to New Orleans who has worked in various food trucks and saw an opportunity in the growing local interest. “I think there are a lot of people here from other places where they have different ideas about food trucks, and so now they’re learning what ours are all about,” Schwartz says. “How often can you have an empanada, a falafel and then some great barbecue all right next to each other like this?” Her next event is the Central City Food Truck Festival, scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on the 2000 block of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. My House organized a similar event last fall with the Good Work Network, a nonprofit that helps local small businesses get started, and that group is again hosting this edition. At least 11 trucks are participat-

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small farmers market materializes each Thursday in Serendipity’s parking lot, an amenity some restaurateurs might envy simply for photo opportunities of the chef scouring ingredients from produce bins. But it’s the public library next door that seems like the more significant neighbor for this ambitious, eclectic and at times eccentric restaurant from chef Chris DeBarr. His dishes often have narratives, they sometimes require a little reference work and, even when they’re mysteries, they’re always novel. DeBarr’s style is familiar to many New Orleans foodies with a taste for the exotic and a tolerance for unconventional dining settings. He led them on boozy culinary expeditions at the Uptown bar The Delachaise and later at the Green Goddess, the shoebox-size French Quarter restaurant now operated by his former business partner Paul Artigues. Serendipity is a casual place, but it feels grand compared with these previous spots. There’s an attractive bar with an elaborate drinks menu, a corral of sofas, an endearing maitre d’ and tables dressed with linens across a roomy, renovated industrial space. Some of DeBarr’s best and longest-lived dishes return on the Serendipity menu. Shrimp “wearing a grass skirt” is a dish of buttery barbecue shrimp sweetened with fruit and wrapped in shredded phyllo (the skirt). His truffled goat cheese “ravioli” are fashioned from slices of golden beets instead of pasta; and the silver dollar johnnycakes carry knuckles of crabmeat and a crown

of spicy caviar. This global foodie romp continues with pork-stuffed balls of mochi, chewy Japanese rice cakes; a beer, mustard and sausage soup tasting of an English shire; and a beautiful salad of grilled grapefruit, duck sausage, greens and white beans that approximates a light, 21st-century cassoulet. A tribute to Hubig’s pie, lately with sweet potato and chevre filling, always tops the dessert list, and the gently priced wine selection is as diverse as the menu. Dishes are generally small (it’s a good idea to order three per person), and only a few are fully realized entrees, like the steak or Hawaiian-style barbecued pork. In some cases, the chef’s enthusiasm for a concept runs away with the plate. “Lafcadio’s Creole curried lamb baklava” tasted more like dessert than a main course, with a sweet-spicy mince of meat, walnuts, honey and saffron between tawny pastry sheets. And while every part of the Greek “fish taco” was good — mahi kebabs, a latke underneath, a super-salty dollop of roe and aioli — they didn’t combine well, much less deliver any notion of a taco. This menu is in constant flux (in an interview, DeBarr described snail and pork fat profiteroles he is adding to the menu) but it’s always unusual and in its own way it seems quite timely. Whether it’s a surge in the city’s creative energy or a more prosaic change in demographics, New Orleans dining has an adventurous side now. This is one of the hubs that taps into that spirit.

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interview ing, including Fat Falafel, Rue Chow, La Cocinita, Frencheeze, NOLA Girl Food Truck, Foodie Call, Mama & Me Soul Food, Brigade Coffee, the Dat Dog Express cart, Empanada Intifada and the barbecue truck Grilling Shelling. Admission is free, and drinks are available from local brewer Covington Brewhouse and Old New Orleans Rum. Schwartz says she’s developing plans for a circuit of food truck events to be hosted in neighborhoods around the city. She wants to establish a regular schedule of monthly food truck gatherings, with one neighborhood hosting on the first week of each month, another hosting the second week and so forth. “The mobility of the food truck is an essential part of this,” she says. “It allows different neighborhoods to ... organize events around them.”

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Next Monday, a well-established Houma restaurant will begin making a weekly visit to New Orleans, in the style of a popup, but this bayou country standout isn’t known for its gumbo or etouffee. Rather, Cristiano Ristorante (724 High St., Houma, 985-223-1130; is an upscale Italian restaurant, founded by Cristiano Raffignone and Kelly Barker in 2000. He’s from Leguria, Italy; she’s from the bayou area. A few years after opening their Houma restaurant the couple took over Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine St., 504-8918495; Beginning on Jan. 28, and continuing on subsequent Mondays, Cristiano

ExECuTIVE DIRECTOR OF SLOW FOOD uSA This week, Richard McCarthy officially begins his new job as executive director of Slow Food uSA ( The Brooklyn-based organization leads the American branch of an international group that supports traditional foods and food producers. McCarthy co-founded the Crescent City Farmers Market in 1995 and later began Market umbrella, an organization that supports and mentors other farmers markets around the world. Slow Food USA has been dealing with identity issues, with some members focused on the pleasures of traditional food and others on food justice and health issues. Where do you come in on this? McCarthy: I see it as an “and,” not an “or.” There is ... responsibility in food, but we can’t overlook that there is pleasure. If you begin to develop a healthy relationship with food, with the people who grow it, the seasons when it’s available, then you give yourself more confidence to navigate all the terrible food that’s out there. I think people who enter the conversation from different places can still convene around the Slow Food table when we look at it like that.

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chef Lindsay Mason will offer a menu of northern Italian dishes at Martinique. Venison tartare, mushroom risotto with Grana Padano, handmade pappardelle with roasted lamb ragu and osso buco are on the menu, which also makes room for a few Louisiana flavors including char-grilled oysters and raviolini stuffed with crabmeat.

King cake lessons

The Carnival season king cake tradition is more than just alive and well. It’s surging, with bakeries and restaurants across the spectrum giving the cakes their own spins and new interpretations. Cochon Butcher (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-588-7675; www.cochonbutcher. com) has been making specialty king cakes for the past few seasons. Rhonda Ruckman, pastry chef for the Link Restaurant Group, prepares both singleserving and family-size cakes in flavors that are traditional, like cinnamon, or decidedly not, like the “Elvis,” with peanut butter, banana, bacon and marshmallow. Domenica (123 Baronne St., 504-6486020; prepares an elaborate version with salted

caramel, sliced bananas, pecans and mascarpone and iced with praline glaze sprinkled with gold leaf. Customers can order these a day in advance for pick-up at the restaurant, or place a day-of rush order for an extra fee. Cake Cafe & Bakery (2440 Chartres St., 504-943-0010; broke the mold a few years ago with its goat cheese and apple-filled king cake, and in Gretna the Hi-Do Bakery (441 Terry Pkwy., Gretna, 504-366-6555) makes traditional-tasting king cakes in nontraditional shapes, including crab designs and large fleurs-de-lis. These are not your parents’ king cakes, but kids might have more creative ideas when it’s their turn to carry on the tradition. On Saturday, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (Riverwalk Marketplace, 504-569-0405; hosts a children’s workshop to introduce the next generation to king cakes. Youngsters will make icing to decorate their own mini king cakes as they learn about the tradition. The event is from 11 a.m. to noon at the museum. It costs $5 (free for museum members) and you can register online at

321 Magazine St., (504) 581-9680 The sandwiches are a specialty at the CBD’s Cuban connection.

Norma’s Sweets Bakery 2925 Bienville St., (504) 309-5401; 3221 Georgia Ave., Kenner, (504) 467-4309 Falling-apart roasted pork fills bread baked in house.

Regla Store 4200 D’Hemecourt St., (504) 485-6494 The old Garce’s Restaurant tradition continues at this sidestreet deli.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “It’s is a double-edged sword, especially for women, because if you say you’re a chef and you’re a woman, people already presume you mean that you’re a home cook anyway. So if you use the word cook instead of chef, then no one’s ever going to think you are in charge of a restaurant kitchen or that you own a restaurant.” — Charlotte Druckman, author of Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen.

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Wine is serious business at Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221;, which has a list of 2,500 different labels, an inventory that can reach 16,000 bottles, five certified sommeliers on staff and almost two dozen employees who have completed sommelier training. That wine program also gives Commander’s Palace bragging rights as one of just 75 restaurants worldwide to receive Wine Spectator magazine’s Grand Award, its highest ranking. (Emeril’s New Orleans also attained the Grand Award.) To celebrate the accolade, Commander’s Palace is hosting a series of wine dinners featuring specific winemakers and labels. The first is Jan. 30 with wines from The Calling, a Sonoma-based brand from CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz and Peter Deutsch. Nantz will be in town to call the Super Bowl a few days later, and he and Deutsch, who leads his family’s W. J. Deutsch & Sons beverage company, will co-host the dinner. The six-course meal begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $125. The next edition of the wine dinner series will feature Inglenook wines on Feb. 20.

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indulge island grill — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers everything from seafood and salads to burgers, sandwiches and ribs. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta combines sauteed shrimp, crawfish and catfish in lemonvodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ o’HenrY’s Food & spirits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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treasure island BuFFet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. lunch Mon.-fri., dinner daily, brunch sat.-sun. Credit cards. $$


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BaYou Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to bayou beer Garden for a 10-oz. bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese

and debris gravy. No reservations. lunch and dinner, late-night fri.sat. Credit cards. $ doWn tHe HatCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 5220909; www.downthehatchnola. com — The Texan burger features an angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ rendon inn’s dugout sports Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; — The boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ tHe riVersHaCK taVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 8344938; www.therivershacktavern. com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHamroCK Bar & grill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — shamrock serves an angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; — The boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. lunch and dinner Mon.-sat., late-night fri.sat. Cash only. $ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www. — saucy’s serves slow-smoked st. louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. lunch daily, dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

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— 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www. — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. lunch and dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

CaFe antoine’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www. — The annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads on oaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisianstyle baguettes. No reservations. breakfast Thu.-sun., lunch Thu.sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the freret Egg sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., fri.-sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe noma — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 4821264; — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. reservations accepted for large parties. lunch Tue.-sun., dinner fri. Credit cards. $ laKeVieW BreW CoFFee CaFe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 8918280; www.jungsgoldendragon2. com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFee/DeSSeRt PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. there also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


OAK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — this wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. the hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — the city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations rec-

REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www. — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. the Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — the Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DeLI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — the Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and thousand Island dressing. the Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. 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, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — the 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. the deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 8967350; — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. the Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. the Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli. com — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slowroasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 2620750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 8949797 — Serving mostly northern

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BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona. com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — this casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. the menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — the large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$




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CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 5868883; — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ 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. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped

with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNeSe CHIbA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. the satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www. — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun.

Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www. — this Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — this power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www. — Named for former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. the fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. there also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oysterstuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS bISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewoodsmoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE bAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$


PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MeXICaN & SOUtHWeSteRN 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. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. 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

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cocktails. todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC aND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. the duck duet pairs confit leg with pepperseared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — there’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www. — the Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $


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BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www. —the Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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out to eat zine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; — this cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$


NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376;

THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www. — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. the regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. the Dark and Stormy features pork

shoulder slowly braised with ginger and old New orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ 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. other options include the barbecue shrimp poboy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; — the Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

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1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster. com — the original Acme oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. the full menu includes char-grilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New orleans staples. the Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with tabascoinfused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; housemade bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. the baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 4633030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno. com — the menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New orleans favorites. the thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw.

No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 241-2548; — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SteaKHOUSe 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. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped wwith Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www. — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

taPaS/SPaNISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — the decadant Mushroom Manchego toast is a

favorite here. or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe. com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIetNaMeSe AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www. — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. there are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.cafeminh. com— the watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. the vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $

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DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — the Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. 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 at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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Truck parade The Drive-By Truckers juggle lineup changes and solo projects. By Brad rhines


Truckers rang in 2013 with a fire and fury reminiscent of their earlier days. “It’s really rocking right now,” Hood says. “Jay’s a monster guitar player. I think some of the fans were definitely a little taken aback by just what a really ass-kicking guitar player he is.” When the band is at its best, Hood says the music takes on a life of its own. “It’s like a big bucking bronco that I just try to hang on to,” he says. “That’s when it’s being done right. I think when it’s really good, it’s a little bit out of control.” The personal projects stretched in different directions. Hood showed a softer side on his recent solo album, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, a collection of semi-autobiographical songs about love and loss and the damage done. He also released the single “After It’s Gone” in collaboration with the Downtown 13, a group of musicians from his adopted hometown of Athens, Ga., protesting the development of a new Walmart in the area. Not to be outdone, Cooley put out an album last year, The Fool on Every Corner, a live solo-acoustic set of songs he’s written and performed with the Drive-By Truckers through the years. Hood says the Truckers are still on “semihiatus,” but fans wouldn’t know it from the band’s

schedule. After a three-night stand at the 40 Watt Club in Drive-By Truckers singer Athens, an annual homecoming Patterson Hood spent the last gig that raises money for Nuci’s year working on a solo project. Space, a nonprofit mental health PHOTO BY ANDY TENNILLE facility for musicians, the Truckers hit New Orleans, and then Hood and Cooley go their sepaDrive-By Truckers JAN rate ways for runs of solo dates. with Houndmouth They’re also planning a deluxe reissue of Alabama Ass Whuppin’, Tiptina’s a live album from 2000. In March, 501 Napoleon Ave. the band regroups for an East (504) 895-8477 Coast tour before heading back to the studio to work on a new record. This will be the first album to feature Patton on bass, and one of the few Drive-By Truckers records made without Neff. Hood says they’re in no hurry to find a replacement. “We have lots of friends that would be fun to play with, but I think the focus right now is really stripping it down and moving forward with what we’ve got,” Hood says. “This has been a band that’s always gone through changes and morphed itself a little bit from album to album, so I’m very curious to see where it goes now.”


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fter nine studio albums and more than 12 years on the road, the Drive-By Truckers took some time off last year. For most people that would mean a little rest and relaxation, but not for these guys. The members spent the better part of 2012 working on solo albums, side projects and personnel changes. It’s been more than a year since the group played New Orleans, but it will be at Tipitina’s Sunday with a new lineup and attitude. “I think we needed some time away from it in order to do it again,” frontman Patterson Hood says. “It was really important for us to recharge, and if there was to be another Drive-By Truckers record, I think it was really important that we have a little bit of space [for] it.” Hood started the Drive-By Truckers in 1996 with pal Mike Cooley, two Alabama boys drawing equally from old punk rock bands and the 1970s Muscle Shoals sound. The band’s three-guitar attack, a nod to Southern rock stalwarts Lynyrd Skynyrd, quickly won over audiences and critics. Over the years, a number of players passed through the Drive-By Truckers, most notably guitarist Jason Isbell and bassist Shonna Tucker, both of whom contributed songs that remain an important part of the band’s catalogue. Isbell left in 2007 to pursue a solo career, and Tucker left at the end of 2011, just before the band went on hiatus. Most recently, guitarist John Neff surprised fans and bandmates by announcing his departure shortly before a string of New Year’s Eve shows. “It probably would have been nice to have more than 24 hours’ notice that we were having to revamp the band for one of the most important weekends of our calendar, but hey, that’s probably why I love this band the most,” Hood says. “Because when the shit hits the fan, I know I can count on these guys to make it work and make it work in fine form.” With longtime member Brad Morgan on drums, Matt Patton from Tuscaloosa-based The Dexateens on bass and keyboardist Jay Gonzales now pulling double duty on guitar, the Drive-By


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Don’t stop thinking about Jazz Fest The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announces its 2013 lineup. By Will Coviello


leetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Jill Scott, Willie Nelson, Frank Ocean, Patti Smith, Gary Clark Jr., Black Keys, Jimmy Cliff, Dave Matthews Band, Joshua Redmon Quartet, Gipsy Kings and Hall and Oates are some of the touring acts who will perform at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 26-28 and May 2-5) and the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. The Neville Brothers will not perform in their traditional closing slot, but the lineup includes local favorites Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Dirty Dozen and Rebirth brass bands and others. Tickets are available through the Jazz Fest website (, Ticketmaster (800-745-3000; and the box offices at UNO Lakefront Arena, Zephyr Field and the New Orleans Arena (after Feb. 5). Advance single-day tickets are $45 until Jan. 29, and there are several ticket packages offered. Tickets will cost $65 at the gate, children $5. Highlights of the day-by-day lineup are below. For the full list, visit The schedule is subject to change.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2013


Friday, April 26 John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., George Benson, Band of Horses, Joshua Redman Quartet, Dr. John, Campbell Brothers, Sonny Landreth, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners, Terrance Simien with Queen Ida, Chris Owens and her Hot Rhythms Band, Jeremy Davenport, New Orleans R&B Diva Revue feat. The Dixie Cups, Jean Knight and Wanda Rouzan with the Brian Quezergue Band, Donald Harrison, Wayne Toups and ZyDeCajun, John Mooney and Bluesiana, Tricia Boutte and International Friends, Le Vent du Nord of Canada, Charmaine Neville Band, New Orleans Suspects, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, New Orleans Bingo! Show, Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites, Soul Rebels, John Lawrence and Ven Pa’ Ca with Antonio Hildago and Javier Heredia, The New Orleans Guitar Quartet feat. Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin, Phil DuGruy and Cranston Clements, Stoney Creek and Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Jamal Batiste presents JAM-ALL, Flow Tribe, The Breton Sound ... Saturday, April 27 Billy Joel, Jill Scott, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Allen Toussaint, Rebirth Brass Band, Andrew Bird, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Charles Bradley, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Jon Cleary, Daryl Coley, Anders Osborne, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Deacon John, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, A Tribe Called Red, Magary Lord of Bahia, Brazil, Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band: A Tribute to Bob French, Astral

Project, Stoney Creek and Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Lionel Ferbos and the Palm Court Jazz Band, Big Chief Walter Cook and Creole Wild West, Alex McMurray, Lil Buck Sinegal’s Blues Band, Michael Ward, Tribute to Sidney Bechet feat. Dr. Michael White, Donald Harrison, Brian “Breeze” Cayolle and Roderick Paulin, Herbert Hardesty, Jason Marsalis, Mississippi Rail Company ...

Dirty Notes, Banu Gibson and Hot Jazz feat. The Anderson Twins, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Pokey LaFarge, Drink Small, Ingrid Lucia, Blended Voices feat. Germaine Bazzle, Phillip Manuel and Leslie Smith, The Bolton Brothers, Mia Borders, Dee-1, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Balfa Toujours, Maggie Koerner, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The Honeypots ...

Sunday, April 28 Dave Matthews Band, Earth, Wind and Fire, B.B. King, Gipsy Kings, Juan Luis Guerra y 440, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Dianne Reeves, The Nevilles, Better Than Ezra, Little Joe y La Familia, Calexico, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Honey Island Swamp Band, Little Freddie King Blues Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Treme Brass Band’s Tribute to Uncle Lionel Batiste, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Martha Redbone, The Selvy Singers, Brother Tyrone and the Mindbenders, Luther Kent and Trickbag, Magary Lord of Bahia-Brazil, Kristin Diable and The City, Andrew Duhon, Rumba Buena, Gregg Stafford and the Jazz Hounds, Tribute to Kid Ory: Hot Trombones, The Zion Harmonizers, Midnite Disturbers, Raw Oyster Cult, Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, Khris Royal and Dark Matter, Hurray for the Riff Raff ...

Friday, May 3 Willie Nelson, Jimmy Cliff, Marc Broussard, Tab Benoit, Laura Bell Bundy, Maroon 5, Marcia Ball, Ana Popovic, The Mavericks, Jerry Douglas, Irma Thomas’ Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, Papa Grows Funk, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, The Iguanas, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet with special guest Jo-El Sonnier, Male Debale of Bahia-Brazil, Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield, The Cookers feat. Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart, Holly Williams, Nicholas Payton XXX, Brushy One String of Jamaica, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Coco Robicheaux Tribute feat. The Spiritland Band, Spencer Bohren, Bill Miller, Ms. Ruby Wilson, Leah Chase, Fleur Debris Superband feat. Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr., Nicholas Payton and David Torkanowsky, Corey Henry and Treme Funket, Kirk Joseph’s Tuba Tuba ...

Thursday, May 2 Patti Smith, Widespread Panic, Kem, Roy Ayers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Henry Butler, Theresa Andersson, Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, The 35th Anniversary Celebration of One Mo’ Time!, Glen David Andrews, Pura Fe, Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie, Hot 8 Brass Band, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, Johnny Sketch and the

Saturday, May 4 Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix, Little Big Town, Frank Ocean, The Little Willies, Los Lobos, Galactic, Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mutemath, VaShawn Mitchell, Terence Blanchard, Cowboy Mouth, Bonerama, Davell Crawford, Robert Mirabal, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Jonathon “Boogie” Long and the Blues Revolution, Eric Lindell, Dr. Michael

Gary Clark Jr. performs Friday, April 26 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. PHOTO BY FRANK MADDOCKS

White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark, Germaine Bazzle, The Revivalists, The Boutte Family Gospel, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Red Stick Ramblers, Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste Jr., The New Orleans Hip-Hop Experience feat. DJ Mike Swift, DJ Poppa, 3D Na’tee, Dobama and N.O.V., Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, Luke Winslow-King, Kevin Gordon, Kenny Neal, Tonia and the Left Field Band, Reggie Hall and the Twilighters feat. Lady Bee, JD and the Straight Shot, Yvette Landry, Bill Summers and Jazalsa, Male Debale of Bahia, Brazil ... Sunday, May 5 The Black Keys, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville, Jeffrey Osborne, Taj Mahal and The Real Thing Tuba Band, The Meter Men with Page McConnell, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Wayne Shorter Quartet feat. Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, The Del McCoury Band with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ellis Marsalis, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Pete Fountain, New Orleans Classic R&B Recording Revue feat. Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Frankie Ford, Robert Parker and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson with Blue Eyed Soul Revue, Bo Dollis and The Wild Magnolias, John Boutte, Tucka, Kathy Taylor, New Birth Brass Band, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Satan and Adam, Brass--A-Holics, Creole String Beans, Pine Leaf Boys, James Andrews and the Crescent City Allstars, Feufollet, Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars ...

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MUSIC listings

island swamp band, 10

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — nancy staggs, 6; Chapel blues, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — tom marron, 9 Old Point Bar — mumbles, 7:30

Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 faX: 504.483.3116

all show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

TUeSday 22 Banks Street Bar — starewells, 9 Blue Nile — emefe, 10; open ears music series, 10 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Checkpoint Charlie — neslort, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — tommy malone, 8 Circle Bar — netherfriends, sweet Crude, woozy, meth Dad, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

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d.b.a. — linnzi Zaorski, 6; the treme brass band, 9


Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Le Bon Temps Roule — bill malchow, 7 The Maison — gregory agid, 6; magnitude, 9

WedneSday 23 AllWays Lounge — salt wives, 9 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — the soundman project, 8; gravity a, 10 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — michael Hebert, 7 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — michael & ashley lemmler, 5; stephanie Jordan Jazz band, 8:30 Checkpoint Charlie — Jamey st. pierre & the Honeycreepers, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 7 Circle Bar — Jim o. & the no shows, 6; roy schneider, filligar, taddy porter, 10 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

Maple Leaf Bar — 101 Drummers feat. lionel batiste Jr., ajay mallory, boubacaar Cisokko & Chris Jones, 8; rebirth brass band, 11

d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10; rebirth brass band, 11

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — meghan stewart’s too Darn Hot, 6; beth patterson, 9:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — basin Quintet, 9:30

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel bourgeois, 8; fake Carls, 9; michael liuzza, 10 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Siberia — Kristin Diable, Julia Haltigan, maggie Koerner, Kendra morris, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — stanton moore, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; aurora nealand & the royal roses, 10

DMac’s — alex mcmurray, 9

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — the Devil makes three, sturgill simpson, 8:30 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11

Old U.S. Mint — Joe ashlar, noon; tyrone Chambers, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Jeff mangum, tall firs, 6:30 & 10 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran, topsy Chapman & palm Court Jazz band, 7 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Creole string beans, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10 Three Muses — aaron Keith, 4:30; marcello benetti, 7 Tipitina’s — los lobos, papa mali, 9 Vaso — Kyndra Joi & soul theory, 6; ashton & the big easy brawlers, 9; mario abney Quintet, 11

THURSday 24 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — D bridge, lyriqs da lyraciss, 9 Banks Street Bar — smashing blonde, 8; Hazy ray, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 Bombay Club — tony seville trio, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — aurora nealand & tom mcDermott, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — paul longstreth, 5; george french Jazz Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — spencer bohren & the whippersnappers, 8 Circle Bar — other planets, the tim robertson power trio, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10

d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; the tangle, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — loren pickford, 9:30

Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9 The Maison — Jazz Vipers, 6; Upstarts, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Honey

Four Points by Sheraton — Desantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues (Parish) — terry mcDermott & greg Dileo,

MUSIC LIStINGS Dana Abbott, 9

Barrantes, 7

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8

Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Bonerama, Chris Mule & the Perpetrators, 10

Little Gem Saloon — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 10 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Ingrid Lucia, 7; Doombalaya, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Alabama Slim Blues Revue feat. Little Freddie King & Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 6; 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Clyde Albert, 9; Ukulele Jake, 10 Oak — Aaron Wilkinson & Co., 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — 101 Runners feat. Lionel Batiste Jr., Ajay Mallory, Boubacaar Cisokko, Chris Jones & War Chief Juan Pardo, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Chris Lacinak & the Junko Partners, 9 Old U.S. Mint — Matt Hampsey & Bruce Barnes, 3 One Eyed Jacks — Calexico, Bahamas, 7 Preservation Hall — New Birth Brass Band feat. tanio Hingle, 8 Prytania Bar — Billy Franklin trio, 6; Artifact, Royal Bandit, 10 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

Saturn Bar — Alex McMurray, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Andrew Baham, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — tom McDermott, 4:30; Jayna Morgan, 8 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 25 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Dead Capital Music Band, Bills, Split Lips, 9 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Babylon Lounge — Darel Poche, Ole Sarge, Billsberry Flowboy, DJ Skratchmo, 10 Banks Street Bar — Sofia talvik, 8; Irene Sage, 10 Bistreaux — Aaron Lopez-

Buffa’s Lounge — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 8 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio & Friends, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Jazz trio, 5; Lena Prima & Band, 10 Carrollton Station — Alex McMurray, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Wyndham Baird, 5; Arsene DeLay, 8

Southport Hall — Rise Laveau, Southern Whiskey Rebellion, Ashes to Dust, Routine Fiend, 8 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Jenna McSwain, 4; New Orleans Moonshiners, 6; Helen Gillet Quartet, 9 Tipitina’s — Keller Williams, 11 Vaso — Ed Willis & Blues 4 Sale, 6; John Michael & the Vibe, 9; Young Pinstripe Brass Band, midnight

Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6

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

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

SatUrday 26

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; the Stooges Brass Band, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Joe Krown, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Rotten Cores, 9 House of Blues — Soulkestra, 5 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Mumble Bee, DJ Dizzi, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 The Maison — Perdido Jazz Band, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Yojimbo, 10; Dysfunktional Bone, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Mali & Double Uptown Shotgun, midnight Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Sam Friend, 4; Gal Holiday & the Honky tonk Revue, 7 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu, 8; Rebecca Green, 9; Sydney Beaumont, 10 Oak — Andrew Duhon, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick trolsen, 5; Big Al & the Heavyweights, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Prytania Theatre — Rotary Downs, Sun Hotel, 9 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bag of Donuts, 9:30 Siberia — Dr. Sick, 6; SXSW fundraiser feat. Katey Red, Cheeky Black, Magnolia Rhome and others, 10

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Stovebolts, Pests, W.A.S, the Worst, 7 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Banks Street Bar — Wooden Wings, Erika Flowers, Minutehead, 9 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 7; Zach Deputy, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; James Rivers Movement, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Lena Prima & Band, 10 Carrollton Station — Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Diablo Horns, 9 Circle Bar — Mahayla, Emily, Velvet Ropes, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 7; Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Los tres Amigos, 10 Dragon’s Den — Slangston Hughes, Stefan, Marz the Superior, J Boogie, Fo On the Flo, DJ RQ Away, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Julie Odell, 9 House of Blues — Big Soul, 5 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Oddfelpage 48

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Rock ’N’ Bowl — Brian Black & the Zydeco Gamblers, 8:30

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; Johnny Angel & the Swinging Demons, 9:30

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 & 10



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Rebirth Brass Band

WED 1/23

Honey Island Swamp Band

THU The Trio feat. Johnny V, George 1/24 Porter Jr. & Special Guests FRI 1/25 SAT 1/26

Papa Mali & Double Uptown Shotgun

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

SUN Joe Krown Trio w/Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Joe Krown Trio SUN 1/27 feat. Russell Batiste & Walter Batiste 3/13 Russell Wolfman Washington

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lows, Toast Beards, 10

The Maison — Ramblin’ Letters, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Glen David Andrews, 10; Lemonhead (upstairs), 10; Lagniappe Brass Band, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Dirty Dozen Brass Band, midnight Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Mumbles, 12:30; Beth patterson, 4; Kenny Triche, 7:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Clint Kaufmann, 7; Dan Rivers, 8; Badura, 9; Brief Awakening, 10 Oak — Mumbles, 9 Old Point Bar — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Deluxe Band feat. Orange Kellin, 8 Prytania Bar — Brass-AHolics, Sexual Thunder, 9 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Creole String Beans, 9:30 Siberia — Bantam Foxes, Hello Chief, My Father’s Rifle, High in One Eye, 10

Gambit > > JaNUaRY 22 > 2013

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Claudia Acuna, 8 & 10


Spotted Cat — Meghan Stewart’s Too Darn Hot, 3; panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 10 Three Muses — Ted Hefko Quartet, 6; Linnzi Zaorski, 9 Tipitina’s — The Nevilles, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Vaso — 3Muses, 6; Trumpet Black, 9; Street Legendz Brass Band, midnight

SUNDAY 27 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, NOLA County, 3; Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 9 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; Main Line, 10 Bombay Club — Tony Seville Trio, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6 Columbia Street Rock ’N’ Blues Cafe — Safe Harbor benefit feat. Dr. John, The Greyhawk Band, 3

PREVIEW d.b.a. — palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Magnetic Ear, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Zappa plays Zappa, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & paul Longstreth, 8 Le Pavillon Hotel — philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Brad Walker, 7 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.; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 8 Old Point Bar — Tom Witek, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 7 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Legacy Band feat. Tommy Sancton, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2 Rock ’N’ Bowl — paul Varisco & the Milestones, 4:30 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — Jimmy Bradshaw, 6; Midnight Ghost Train, Lark’s Tongue, Endall, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charles Neville, Jan. 27, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben polcer & the Grinders, 6; pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Shotgun Jazz Band, 8 Tipitina’s — Drive-By Truckers, Houndmouth, 9 Vaso — Clint Johnson & the Kitchen Sink, 7; Alexey Marti & Urban Mind, 10; Mario Abney’s Super Jazz Cyper, 1 a.m.

MoNDAY 28 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — Crunk Witch, Moody Black, 8; The Art of Funk, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Chickie Wah Wah — Jon

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6

Jeff Mangum

Jeff Mangum

Every time I go back to Neutral Milk JAN 6:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, I find something new and astonishWednesday ing in it. (This is, I think, as good a One Eyed Jacks, 615 definition of great art as any other.) Toulouse St., (504) Years ago, on first listens, it was the sheer 569-8361; www. timbre of the thing: harsh and unvarnished, as if each sound is scraping up against another — familiar guitars, banjos, accordions, horns and drums, but also quivering saws, uilleann pipes, ersatz zanzithophones and that voice — reedy, harried and charged — the most foreign and mournful instrument of all. Next came the structures of the songs, which turn global folk music on its ear (Balkan dirges, Irish bellows, American punk rock); and then the lyrics buried inside, a worrisome dossier of wonder and pain, transference and deliverance (insert any of a dozen imagined and recurring birth/sex/ death memories here: “Sweet communist, the communist daughter/ Standing on the seaweed water/ Semen stains the mountaintops”). Today, it’s this couplet, from the title track (of an album influenced by Anne Frank’s diary), so tidy and still in service of a million mysteries: “And now we keep where we don’t know/ All secrets sleep in winter clothes.” Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She died in March 1945. Jeff Mangum was born on Oct. 24, 1970, in Ruston, La. He is not dead yet. Tall Firs opens. Tickets $28. — NOAH BONApARTE pAIS


Cleary, 8

Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — Lions Among Wolves, Meridian, Atlas Shrugged, Variants, Mara, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 8 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 5; Gene’s Music Machine, 10 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 — Dave Easley, 8; Dave Maleckar, 9; Genial Orleanians, 10

Jackson Square — Wed: The Louisiana philharmonic Orchestra presents “Envisioning Louisiana,” 7:30

Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7

Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 5220276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas prizgintas, 6; Sun: Members of the Louisiana philharmonic Orchestra, 5

Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Mayard Chatters, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Joe Cabral Thrio, 7 Vaso — James Williams & the Swamp Donkies, 6; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 10

ClASSICAl/ CoNCERtS St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church — 7100 St. Charles Ave., 861-9514; — Wed: Jackson Ramsey’s Bluegrass Band, 6 St. Louis Cathedral —

University of New Orleans — Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, 280-6381; — Sun: Kadisha Onalbayeva, 2

CAll FoR MUSIC CLASS GOT BRASS. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation hosts a contest for middle and high schools to create traditional New Orleans-style brass bands for a chance to win instruments for for their music programs. Visit for details. The application deadline is Feb. 22.



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Now ShowiNg BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — the museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. birute mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY (PG) — James Cameron and director andrew adamson’s 3-D film features performances by Cirque de soleil. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 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 GANGSTER SQUAD (R) — Josh brolin, ryan gosling, nick nolte, emma stone and sean penn star in the action movie about the lapD’s battle to keep gangsters out of los angeles in the 1940s and ’50s. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC

THE GUILT TRIP (PG13) — an inventor (seth rogen) invites his mother (barbra streisand) on a cross-country trip to sell his latest product. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 A HAUNTED HOUSE (R) — the comedy starring marlon wayans spoofs Paranormal Activity. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, 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, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX 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, Grand JACK REACHER (NR) — a homicide investigator (tom Cruise) investigates a shooting by a trained military sniper that leaves five dead.

THE LAST STAND (R) — a former narcotics officer (arnold schwarzenegger) gets back in the game when a crime lord escapes from fbi custody. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — Hugh Jackman, russell Crowe, anne Hathaway and amanda seyfried lead an ensemble cast in the film adaptation of the epic musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 LIFE OF PI (PG) — ang lee directs the adaptation of Yann martel’s 2001 adventure novel. AMC Palace 20, Grand 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 THE LAST STAND (R) — an ex-convict (Common) tries to raise money through a drug deal while accompanied by his young nephew. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20 MAMA (PG-13) — a couple adopts their young neices who are found after being left alone in a forest for five years, and a terrifying spirit has followed them back. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 MONSTERS, INC. 3-D (PG13) — the 2001 pixar comedy gets a 3-D re-release. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20 PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG-13) — a grandfather (billy Crystal) is tasked with caring for his grandchildren when his daughter leaves town for work. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) — the animated fantasy-adventure film is based on william Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series. Grand, Hollywood 9 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) — after a stint in a mental institution, a former teacher (bradley Cooper) page 50

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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. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14



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Los Lobos Unplugged & Electric plus Papa Mali


An Evening With Keller Williams


The Nevilles

(Art, Charles, Cyril) Celebrate Art Neville’s 75th B-Day plus special Guest

Drive By Truckers 1/26

plus Houndmouth

Gambit > > JaNUaRY 22 > 2013

Coming Soon: 2/7 Old 97’s, 2/8 funky Meters & New Mastersounds, 2/9 Galactic, 2/10 Trombone Shorty’s Bacchus Bash, 2/11 Galactic Lundi Gras, 2/28 Maceo Parker, 3/8 Martin Sexton



Rust and Bone

Rust and Bone (R) Directed by Jacques Audiard Starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Marion Cotillard limited release

“I’m hungry,” are the first words spoken in French director Jacques Audiard’s toughas-nails love story Rust and Bone. the line comes from a little boy named Sam whose apparently homeless father Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) proceeds to feed him from scraps he finds on a passenger train. It’s a fitting start for a film that chooses personal tragedy as its real starting point and goes on to depict the modern world as a relentlessly harsh and pitiless place. Everyone’s hungry in Rust and Bone, but it’s only through raw physicality that any of the movie’s characters find meaning and rise above pain and emptiness. On paper, Rust and Bone is the sort of melodrama few people find appealing. It stars Marion Cotillard, the immensely talented Oscar-winning French actress (for La Vie En Rose) who recently expanded her American audience with key roles in Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. She plays Stephanie, an unhappy orca trainer at a cheesy marine park who loses her legs below the knees in a freak accident. Former boxer Ali becomes a nightclub bouncer, then begins fighting in dangerous bare-knuckle bouts designed to separate violence-hungry gamblers from their cash. His straightforward, almost childlike view of the world keeps him free of emotional entanglements and provides Stephanie with the perspective she needs to overcome post-accident depression. Will these two damaged souls wind up together? Is that a movie anyone really wants to see? Audiard manages to make Rust and Bone interesting, first by refusing to indulge in the sentiment that lesser directors would extract from such a story. the film is set in the idyllic and sun-drenched south of France, but Audiard reveals the same strip malls, big-box stores and tourist traps that blight similar stateside locales. Stephanie and Ali inhabit a working-class world where happy endings are few. (Ali moonlights as an installer of hidden cameras used to spy on employees and bust unions.) the visual style is stark but impressionistic. When Stephanie emerges back into a largely indifferent world, the beaches are lush, but the light is harsh and glaring. Both Cotillard and Schoenaerts deliver emotionally dry performances that support Audiard’s organic realism. they give their characters’ epic struggles the weight of authenticity, and the intimacy they build feels earned. Remarkably, Cotillard’s especially moving turn was abetted by computer-generated imagery — the illusion of her physical loss was created digitally in post-production, leaving her free to focus on her character’s inner life. the results are completely convincing. Rust and Bone isn’t always easy to watch, but Cotillard makes the tradeoff worthwhile. — KEN KORMAN



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moves in with his parents and attempts to reconcile with his wife — but a mysterious woman (Jennifer Lawrence) complicates things. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 9, Prytania TEXAS CHAINSAW (R) — In the seventh film in the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, a young woman inherits Texas property from an unknown relative. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 TCHOUPITOULAS (NR) — Bill and Turner Ross’ documentary follows three adolescent brothers during a night in New Orleans as they encounter colorful characters. Chalmette Movies THIS IS 40 (R) — The spin-off of Knocked Up finds characters from that film (Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd) struggling with middle age and parenting. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14

WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) — A forgotten video game character (voiced by John C. Reilly) goes on a journey across generations of arcade games to prove he can be a hero. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand 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 HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R) — Now adults and bent on retribution, Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) are bounty hunters dedicated to eradicating forests of witches. PARKER (R) — In the Louisiana-shot crime thriller starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, a thief is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY (R) — Alison Klayman’s film is about the renowned Chinese artist and activist, who in recent years has garnered attention for his ambitious artwork and political provocations. Free with museum admission. 7:30 p.m. Friday, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; AMERICAN CREOLE (NR) — Glen Pitre and Michelle Benoit’s documentary follows Don Vappie and other local musicians following Hurricane Katrina. Visit www. for details. Free admission. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (NR) — Jean Cocteau’s 1946 adaptation of the fairy tale stars Josette Day and Jean Marais. 7 p.m. Thursday, noon Saturday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 581-5400; BEWARE OF MR. BAKER (NR) — Jay Bulger’s documentary on Cream drummer Ginger Baker features John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), Mickey Hart, Femi Kuti and other musicians. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 9:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through January, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; 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. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; DEBAKEY (NR) — The documentary is about famed heart surgeon Michael E. DeBakey. A Q&A with director Ken Mandel and producer Tony Herring follows the screening. Free admission. 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569; www.

HAITI REDUX (NR) — Fredric King’s documentary follows the schools, orphanages, housing, and infrastructure developments rebuilding after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. A discussion with King follows the screening. 8 p.m. Thursday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; THE LONELIEST PLANET (NR) — An engaged couple goes backpacking through the Caucasus Mountains, and a brief but important encounter threatens their relationship. Tickets $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $8.50 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Jan. 29, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992

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OPENING MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY NEW ORLEANS. 433 Royal St., 299-9055; — Works by Robert Deyber, through February. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., 610-4899; www. neworleansphotoalliance. — “Common ground: New American Street Photography,” a photography exhibition curated by Stephen Mclaren, through March 23. Opening reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. ST. JOE LOFTS ARTISTS COMMUNITY. 923 Constance St., (504) 9825638; — “Trepass,” photographs of the former Six Flags New Orleans by Tonya Armbruster. Opening reception with live performance and documentary screening 8 p.m. Saturday.



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3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — “lumen Tetrachotomy,” works by Rachel David, Elizabeth Eckman, Rachel Speck and Sarah Rose, through Feb. 23. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111 — Mardi gras exhibition, through Feb. 23. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; www. — “Beautiful Possibility,” works by Alison Pebworth, through Feb. 3. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., (504) 304-0849; — “A good Defense,” works by Beth Bojarski, through January. ARIODANTE GALLERY.


535 Julia St., (504) 5243233 — 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, through Feb. 16. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “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. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BIG BUNNY FINE ART. 332 Exchange Alley, (504) 309-2444; — “Old Enough For ghosts,” works by greg gieguez, Steve lohman, Sarah Nelson and Hanneke Relyea, ongoing. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www.boydsatellitegallery. com — “megalomania,” a group exhibition of portraits of Blake Boyd, through January. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., — “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. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130;


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America has always been many things to many people. It was beautiful, bountiful land that promised wealth and freedom to people who had neither, and it was tainted by slavery, oppression and genocide directed against its native inhabitants. This raucous mix of high ideals and base motives was oddly reflected in 19th-century traveling carnivals and medicine shows, which these Beautiful Possibility banner-like paintings by Alison Pebworth evoke. Col- THRu Beautiful Possibility: New works by Alison Pebworth fEb lectively they allude to a condition dubbed Saturday-Sunday “Americanitis” by Antenna gallery, 3718 St. Claude psychologist William Ave., (504) 298-3161; James. A nervous ailment brought on by rapid change, it inspired the invention of Rampart: Positive + Negative: patent medicines to treat it. Installation by Jonathan Taube Reflecting clashing circumand Imen Djouini stances and cultures, PebSaturday-Sunday worth’s collagelike images mix past and present to suggest The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., aspects of Americanitis for us (504) 920-3980; to decipher as we may. One titled Remarkable Tricksters, Made in America features P.T. Barnum, Br’er Rabbit and Karl Rove, and another features a Native American totem interspersed with Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop and Wall Street bulls. In Greatest Show on Earth (pictured), an old-time circus ringmaster stands atop a power plant cooling tower snapping a whip at a looming tsunami in an apt summation of our approach to climate change. A whimsical installation, these works effectively evoke America’s colorful complexity. At the Front, Bywater artists Jonathan Taube and Imen Djouini dealt with the related issues of borders and displacement by erecting a crude earthen barrier just inside the gallery entrance. Neatly excavated from a rectangular cavity behind the building, it blocks the approach to a wall with some large graphic depictions of North Korea, Palestine and the Arizona-Mexico border. An exploration of the romance of landscapes characterized by border conflict, Djouini and Taube’s minimalist project bluntly yet eloquently reminds us that migration remains a charged and complicated issue, and that human aspiration knows no boundaries but is constrained by dreams and mirages. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT


www.carolrobinsongallery. com — “A New Orleans Homecoming,” works by Tony Saladino, through January.

CARROLL GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2228; — “Black White and Things,” a group exhibition of black-andwhite works, through Feb. 6.

CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., (504) 524-0671; — Works by Joachim Casell, Phillip Sage, Rene Ragi, Jack Miller and others, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Sum of Our Parts,” paintings by Brad

Wreyford, through Feb. 16.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. — Paintings by Ann Zatarain, through Feb. 23. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; — “Other Plans,”

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DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Seeker,” works by Jason DuMouchel and Renee deVille, through Feb. 23. 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, through Feb. 3. GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., (504) 897-2688; www. — “5 Rooms/5 Photographers,” photographs by Heidi Lender, Jane Fulton Alt, Jennifer Shaw, Aline Smithson and Ayumi tanaka in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 26. HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “Antarctica: the Last Continent,” photographs by tina Freeman and Martyn Lucas, through Feb. 2. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “New Orleans at table,” paintings of New Orleans restaurants by Linda Lesperance, through January.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Aurora,” sculpture by Sean O’Meallie, through Feb. 23. MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; www.themayspace. com — “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, through January. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartgallery. — “De Ser Arbol,” drawings by Sandra Pani, through March 3. RHINO CONTEMPORARY

RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., (504) 525-2500; www.sheratonneworleans. com — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March 31. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 6100581 — “Facade,” photographic collage by J. Stirling Barrett, through Feb. 2. 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) 908-7331; 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,” two-dimensional works by Daniel Kelly IV, through Feb. 3.

SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www. — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 3022692; www.ladivinagelateria. com — Photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing. MARDI GRAS WORLD. 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 361-7821 — “Bead town,” mosaics made out of Mardi Gras beads by Stephan Wanger, through Feb. 13.

Call for artiStS BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE RECYCLED FASHION SHOW. the charity seeks designers for its benefit fashion show featuring items from the Bridge House thrift store that

have been reimagined into fashionable outfits. the event is March 1. Email jpitman@ for details. CONGO SQUARE NEW WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL. the Jazz and Heritage Foundation seeks artists and craft-makers for the festival, held March 23-24. Visit www. for details. Application deadline is Feb. 1. GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS CONTEST. High school-aged contestants create art around the theme “Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage” for a chance to have the work appear in a cookbook and to win college scholarships and cash prizes. Visit www. for details. Submissions deadline is Feb. 20. VANS CUSTOM CULTURE. High school art programs can register for the contests where students design Vans shoes. the top five schools are invited to New York City to showcase their designs at an event, and the winners’ designs will be sold in stores. Visit www. for details. Registration deadline is Feb. 11.


muSEumS ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — “Loving Your Enemies,” the National Conference of Artists art exhibit celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through March 30. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — Murals by MILAGROS, through April 6. GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., (504) 586-7432; — “Faces of treme,” photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 26. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Perique,” photographs by Charles Martin in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 2. “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — “a year and

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CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Lauren thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing.



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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January. 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. “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 5686968; — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Lifelike,” works based on commonplace objects and situations by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James

the Ogden Museum of Southern Art presents a black-and-white photo expo by Deborah Luster about crime in New Orleans. the show Tooth For an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish chronicles homicides and crime scenes in photos like disarchive# 03-04/ Location: 1100 North Prieur Street (6th Ward)/ Date(s): February 28, 2007/ Name(s): Herbert Preston (19)/ Notes: Gunshots to chest. Recently returned Katrina evacuee. Casebere and others, through Jan. 27. “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Feb. 10. “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.

OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 5686993; museum/properties/usmint — Winners of Pictures of the Year International’s Visions of Excellence awards in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through February.

SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 8655699; — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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6X6. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — southern rep presents six plays by local writers. tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. wednesday. AVENUE Q. North Star Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 6261500; — Jpas presents the raunchy puppet musical following underemployed twenty- and thirtysomethings floundering in outer-outer-borough new york. tickets $30 general admission, $27 military and seniors, $20 students. 7:30 p.m. friday-saturday, 3 p.m. sunday.

THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; — the play explores the life of the spouse of the powerful 18th century banker stephen girard, whose life is shrouded in myth. tickets $15. 7:30 p.m. friday-sunday through feb. 3. JERSEY BOYS. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; www. — the tony award-winning jukebox musical is based on the story of the 1960s rock ’n’ roll group the four seasons. 8 p.m. tuesdaysaturday, 2 p.m. thursday and sunday.

BURLESQUE, CABARET & VARIETY BELLA BLUE’S DIRTY DIME PEEPSHOW. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; — the burlesque performer presents her monthly variety show. 11 p.m. friday. BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday. THE GOODNIGHT SHOW. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — John Calhoun hosts the late-night talk

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the 19th-century austrian writer thru leopold von sacher-masoch does not usually spring to mind when we hear the word he inadvertently contributed to the language: masochism. he also does not appear in Venus in Fur, southern rep’s current offering at the Contemporary art Center, but he is the work’s presiding spirit. the play begins in a drab rehearsal studio. talking on his cellphone, thomas (todd d’amour) complains that the actresses who have auditioned for his play are all hopeless. his play is an adaptation of sacher-masoch’s Venus in Furs. an attractive scatterbrained woman named Vanda (Veronica russell) enters. Curiously, Vanda also is the name of the lead character in both thomas’ play and sacher-masoch’s novella. Vanda says her real name is wanda, but she’s called Vanda. she’s mostly concerned about the rainstorm that has made her late and soaked her. set designer Jason Kirkpatrick brilliantly presents the rainstorm as water running down the long studio windows amid thunder and lightning. the isolation of the studio during a ferocious storm creates a space somewhere between the mundane and the fantastic. the play begins as though it has both feet on the ground and zooms off to psychosexual realms that stretch plausibility to the limit. Director aimee hayes guides these two remarkable actors with a sure hand, and they keep the audience riveted. Vanda wants to read for the part, but thomas says the actor who reads the male role is gone. Vanda convinces thomas to read the role, and when she drops her raincoat, we see she’s wearing a corset, tight black leather skirt and high heels. then she sheds the skirt. the action starts sliding into fantasyland. it turns out Vanda knows precisely who sacher-masoch was and has read Venus in Furs. in fact, she knows thomas’ play by heart. gradually, she reverses the roles, taking control from the all-powerful playwright/director. power changes hands, gender gets bent and there are times when we can’t tell if the actors are meant to be playing the script or improvising on it. there’s also a point about feminism and women seizing power in the mix. there is considerable humor, the performers are very strong, and the raging storm adds a touch of magic to the eerie transformations. you might want to step out of your comfort zone and give it a try. — Dalt wonK

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VENUS IN FUR. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — David ives’ tony awardnominated play follows a seemingly unassuming actress determined to win a lead role by any means necessary. Visit www. for details. tickets $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. tuesday-thursday.

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ComEdy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues. com — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 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 CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday.

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COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011;

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Avenue Q, a musical in which puppets and humans are neighbors on a colorful block in New York City. Princeton moves into an apartment and tries to find love, new friends and a job in his new home. — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the showcase rotates tNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and tami and the Language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPENMIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.hob. com — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. ICE COLD COMEDY. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — the comedy show features stand-up, an open mic and free ice cream. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — the theater showcases new improv troupes. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday.

THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. PINK COLLAR COMEDY TOUR. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — New York City-based stand-up comics Kaytlin Bailey, Abbi Crutchfield, Carrie Gravenson and Erin Judge perform. 9 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www. — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday. YOU DON’T KNOW THE HALF OF IT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Scenes written by writers and memorized by actors are completed live on stage with the help of improvisers. tickets $5. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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FAMILY TUESDAY 22 KINDER GARDEN: WINTER IN THE GARDEN. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. tickets $12 general admission, $10 members. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue. com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


EVENTS TUESDAY 22 CELEBRATION OF MENTORS & TUTORS. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www. properties/usmint — the new orleans Kids partnership’s event honors volunteer mentors with live music from the roots of music and tbC brass band, food, drinks and door prizes. mentoring organizations are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Visit www. for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ROE AT 40: STORIES CELEBRATING THE STRUGGLE FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — the event features stories from women whose lives have been affected by the landmark supreme Court decision. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. SISTER HELEN PREJEAN. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www. — the author and activist presents “the spark: Christians as Catalysts against the Death penalty.” a book signing follows the lecture. free admission. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 23 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. HEALTH CARE PANEL. Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-0711 — experts representing health care providers, the private insurance industry, insurance brokers, government agencies, nonprofits and more explore the ramifications of the patient affordable Care act. Call (985) 893-0408 or email sttammanydemocrat@ for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

THURSDAY 24 CENTRAL CITY FOOD TRUCK FEST. 2000 block of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, at St. Andrew Street — the event features

live music, drinks and more than 10 food trucks. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m ELEVATION YOGA SERIES. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444 — reyn lambert of reyn power Yoga studios leads a free yoga class on the hotel’s rooftop that is followed by a cocktail hour with drink specials and a DJ. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. yoga, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. cocktails. INDIGENOUS AESTHETICS AND FASHION: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AS A TREND? Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — wendy weston presents the lecture about the appropriation of native american culture in american fashion. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WORKPLACE WELLNESS SEMINAR & LUNCHEON. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — the event features a guest speaker discussing topics of interest relative to healthy lifestyles, and a healthy meal is served. reservations are recommended. Call (504) 569-9070 for details. free admission. noon to 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 25 FRIENDS OF THE SLIDELL LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE. St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; — the

sale features a variety of magazines and paperback, hardcover and children’s books. email fsl70458@ for details. members-only sale 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. friday, general

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MINI KING CAKES. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — the program teaches children about this Carnival tradition and how to make their own miniature king cakes. preregistration is required by thursday. admission free for members, $5 nonmembers. 11 a.m. to noon.

GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL & ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE CONFERENCE. Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., (504) 581-1000; — experts discuss the current recovery efforts in the gulf of mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Visit www. for details. free admission. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

TIPS TO GET YOUR COSTUME TOGETHER. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — local writer Christy lorio discusses how to gather inexpensive items to create a mardi gras costume, what stores have costume materials, how to make amateur costumes look professional and other costuming tips. free admission. 7 p.m.


EVENT LIStINGS admission 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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.

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Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2830 Royal St., (504) 9432240 — the after-party for the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parade features music by Dead Music Capital Band, Alex McMurray and the Interstellar All-Stars, DJ Spyc and others. Visit www. for details. Admission free for members, $10 for those in costume, $15 general admission. 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street CELEBRATING 65 YEARS! FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED


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Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. DOGS & BABIES WORKSHOP. LA/SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., (504) 368-5191; — this two-hour workshop teaches parents how to prepare the family dog for the arrival of a new baby. Pre-registration is required. Call (504) 3685191 ext. 154 or e-mail lori@ for details. Admission $20 per person, $35 per couple. 10 a.m to noon. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — the market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market,

Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — the weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. INTERGALACTIC KREWE OF CHEWBACCHUS. this year’s theme for the Star Wars and sci-fi enthusiasts’ parade, which rolls in Faubourg Marigny, is “Return of the Wookie.” Visit for the route map and other information. 8 p.m. RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS. Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — the market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., (504) 872-9214; — the 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 355-4442 or visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION MASKED BALL. St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; — Local artists create one-of-a-kind masks to be auctioned at the gala. Admission $25. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ’TIT REX. St. Roch Tavern, 1200 St. Roch Ave., (504) 945-0194; — the “microkrewe” makes miniature floats out of shoeboxes. the parade starts outside the bar and ends at the AllWays Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave.). Visit for details. 5 p.m.

SUNDAY 27 5K RACE FOR OZ. Audubon Park, shelter 12, St. Charles Avenue and Walnut Street —

the 5K race benefits the homeless shetler Ozanam Inn’s student-run free health clinic. the event also includes a raffle, prize giveaways, food and a Wizard of Oz costume contest. Admission $10. 9 a.m. to noon.

COSTUME BAZAAR. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 9489961; — Local designers sell Carnival costumes, hats, masks and more at Cree McCree’s annual bazaar. 11 a.m to 5 p.m.

MONDAY 28 CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA SIGNING WITH DAN AYKROYD. Rouses, 4500 Tchoupitoulas St.; — the actor signs bottles of

his vodka brand. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

SPORTS HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — the Hornets play the Houston Rockets. Visit for details. 7 p.m. Friday.

CAll fOR VOlUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (504) 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information.


Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor other patients. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. the organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. the time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are re-

EVENT LIStINGS Sat., Jan. 26th 1-3pm • Sat., Feb. 2nd 9am-5pm • Sat., Feb. 16th 1-3pm quired; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email latifia@ for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. the nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. the center seeks part-time civil rights investigators to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. the group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or visit for details.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 8328111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. the museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call (504) 837-0175 or email for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. the charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson

LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. the Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — the museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ for details. NOLA WISE. the program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email for details.

work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email elizabeth@ or visit www. for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. the teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

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CORNELL P. LANDRY. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — the author signs and reads from The Amazing Adventure of Mardi Gras Bead Dog. 1 p.m. Saturday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; www. — the bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. tuesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FICTION WRITERS GROUP. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Author Dianne Aigaki speaks at the meeting. 7 p.m. Monday.

OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and

FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 5962625; — the group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; — the council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details.

JAMES CASKEY. Backspace Bar & Kitchen, 139 Chartres St., (504) 522-2216; www. — the author signs The Haunted History of New Orleans. 6 p.m. Friday. Caskey also appears at Flanagan’s Pub (625 St. Philip St., 504-598-9002; 5 p.m. Saturday.

START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. the StAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to

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HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. the volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email volunteer@ or visit for details.

Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call (504) 836-0808 for details.





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’tit Rex parade and signs Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. KEITH O’BRIEN. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author signs and discusses Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County’s Quest for Basketball Greatness. 6 p.m. Thursday. KIM MARIE VAZ. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author signs and discusses The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition. 6 p.m. Tuesday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 4555135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. LORIN GAUDIN & ROMNEY CARUSO. Garden District Book Shop, The

Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The authors sign and discuss New Orleans Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the French Quarter to the Garden District. 6 p.m. Tuesday. MEGAN BURNS & KRISTIN SANDERS. University of New Orleans, Fine Arts Gallery, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-6493; edu — The poets sign and read from their collections. 7 p.m. Thursday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., (504) 586-7432; — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. POPPY TOOKER. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The radio host signs and discusses Mme Begue’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Cookery. 7 p.m. Thursday.

RENE BRUNET & JACK STEWART. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop. com — The authors sign and discuss There’s One in Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans. 6 p.m. Thursday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 8913381; www.neutralground. org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. VIRGINIA BARKLEY. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author signs and discusses ClutterBusting For Busy Women. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola. org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail. com for details.

The microkrewe of ’tit Rex isn’t belittling Carnival traditions. In many ways, it’s preserving them. Many generations of New Orleanians built shoebox floats in grade school. The founders of ’tit Rex wanted to revive the tradition, both as artistic expression and as commentary on the excesses of the superkrewes. The idea caught on quickly, and by the third year’s parade, the tiny krewe had to reaffirm its mission. Floats had grown too large (towering at mid-thigh) and there were too many of them. Now in its fifth year, the group has limited the parade to fewer than 30 floats, and shoebox size is strictly enforced. The group also ’tit Rex: The adheres to a bygone Carnival tradition: It parades jan Bare Minimum in the neighborhood where many of its members live. With the theme “The Bare Minimum,” the group 5 p.m. Saturday lines up on the neutral ground on St. Roch Avenue Faubourg Marigny and circles the Faubourg Marigny before arriving at the Ping Pong Ball at AllWays Lounge & Theatre (2240 St. Claude Ave.). (Queens float by Janine Hayes pictured above.) For those who can’t make the parade or presentation of floats at Gallier Small, there is a miniature exhibit of floats and descriptions from the past four parades in the back room of the Lost Love Lounge (2529 Dauphine St.) through Feb. 12. Visit the website for parade details and map. Ball admission $10. — WILL COVIeLLO


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Bogie is looking for love!

Bogie is an adorable boy looking for love! He was adopted as a small kitten to a family with kids. As the kids grew older Bogie was no longer given any attention. Poor Bogie grew depressed; losing hair and weight. Eventually he was returned to SpayMart, where he found love again and blossomed into the wonderful cat he is today. He is fully vetted & ready for a family to love him forever this time around!



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LEGAL NOTICES 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 715629 DIVISION F DOCKET V SUCCESSION OF FRANCES T TRAINA NOTICE Notice is given that the executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for the private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: That portion 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 First District of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, in Square No. 660, bounded by South Lopez, Banks, South Rendon and Palmyra Streets, designated as Lot 4-A on a survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated May 10,1968, resubdivision approved by City Planning Commission May 22,1968 and plan filed in COB 685, folio 295 on June 27,1968, according to which Lot 4-A forms the corner of Palmyra and South Lopez Streets and measures 42 feet front on Palmyra Street, same width in the rear, by a depth and front on South Lopez Street of 114 feet 2 inches 4 lines, between equal and parallel lines and is composed of part of original Lots 3 and 4. Improvements bear the No. 301 South Lopez Street, New Orleans. Louisiana. For the price and sum of $130,000.00 cash, on the terms and conditions set forth in the petition of record herein. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Joann Gasper, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Francis T Moore, Jr. 1201 Massachusetts Avenue Kenner, La 70062 (504)468-8561 Publication: Gambit 1/1/13 & 1/21/13

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


SUCCESSION OF MARK STEVEN TROWBRIDGE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas Denise Trowbridge Bruno the Administratrix of the Succession of Mark Steven Trowbridge has made application to the Court for the private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN: LOT No. 8, Square 10, Bridgedale Subdivision, Section A, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana; Dimensions, approximately, 50 X 100 feet, the square being bounded by Transcontinental Drive, Aero Street, Radiance Avenue and Soldier Street. Upon the following terms and conditions, to-wit: This sale shall be for the price of Sixty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty and NO/100 Dollars ($69,950.00). The purchase price shall be paid in cash when the act of sale is passed. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that Denise Trowbridge Bruno the Administratrix of the Succession of Mark Steven Trowbridge, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the date of the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court: Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court, 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT Attorney: Carl J. Selenberg Address: 3713 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 Telephone: (504) 835-1053 Gambit: 1/22/13 & 2/12/13

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 720-634 DIV: J SUCCESSION OF PATRICK J. MURPHY LEGAL NOTICE TO SELL MOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell the entire interest in the movable property hereinafter described, belonging to the deceased, Patrick J. Murphy, at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the total sum of Eight Thousand and NO/100 ($8,000.00) Dollars, CASH. The purchase price will be paid in cash upon the transfer of title, and the purchaser, will pay all necessary transfer fees to the Department of Motor Vehicles. All other expenses relative to the sale are to paid for by the purchaser. The movable property proposed to be sold at Private Sale and the sales price for same are as follows: One Ford, Year: 2007 Pickup Truck, bearing Vehicle Identification Number: 1FTYR10D87PA92025 SALE PRICE: $8,000.00 Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court, Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Andrew M. Weir, Attorney Weir & Walley 2721 Division Street, Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 421-7652 Gambit: 1/22/13


SUCCESSION OF ALPHONSE ANTHONY AGUILLARD, JR. Please take notice, that the administratrix, is seeking authority to sell a 1997 Chevrolet Geo Metro Sedan at private sale for the sum of $250.00. Any opposition must be filed within seven (7) days from the date of the publication hereof to Irl R. Silverstein, Attorney at Law, 635 Lafayette St., Gretna, Louisiana 70053. Patricia Moore, Deputy Clerk Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court 24th Judicial District Court Parish of Jefferson Gretna, LA 70053 Irl R. Silverstein, Attorney 635 Lafayette Street Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 362-3692 Gambit: 1/22/13

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NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administratrix of the Succession of Patricia T. Etienne has petitioned this Court for authority to sell immovable property belonging to the deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for a gross sale price of one hundred sixty-nine thousand dollars ($169,000.00), with the succession to pay all encumbrances, pro rata taxes, and pay for all proper certificates, and revenue stamps. The gross sale price will be the consideration for the deceased’s entire interest in the property. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows:


A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Fifth District of the City of New Orleans, in Tall Timbers Subdivision, Aurora Plantation, Section 9 in Square No. 120 therof, bounded by Peachtree Court, Tall Timbers Drive, east boundary of subdivision and south boundary of Section 9, designated as Lot No. 544, in accordance with a survey of S.K. Landry, Land Surveyor, dated June 2, 1972, a copy of which is annexed to an act of purchase passed before Samuel I. Fisher, N.P., dated August 18, 1972, and according to said survey said Lot No. 544 commences at a distance of 268 feet from the corner of Peach Tree Court, a width in the rear of 59.53 feet by a depth on each side line of 110 feet. Said measurements are more fully shown on a plan of survey by Wilton J. Dufrene, Land Surveyor, dated July 27, 1983, Also more fully shown on a plan of survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc. land Surveyor, dated May 15, 1996, a copy of which is annexed hereto. Improvements theron bear Municipal No. 3827 Peachtree Court. Being in same property acquired by Vendors herein by act dated July 29, 1983, in COB 786, Folio 425. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court Paul R. Trapani, III, Esq. Address: 909 Poydras St., Ste. 2800 New Orleans, LA 70112 Telephone: (504) 299-2143 Gambit 1/22/13 & 2/12/13


11, 1960, passed before Edmond G. Niranne, Notary Public, and said lot commences 66 feet, one inch and five lines from the corner of SONIAT and FRERET STREETS. The improvements thereon bear the municipal number 2311 Soniat Street.


Being the same property acquired by August J. Weber and Patricia V. Weber by Act of Sale dated on July 22, 1996 passed before Raymond C. Burkhart, Jr., Notary Public and registered at NA Number 96-34764 and Conveyance Office Instrument No. 125717.

Whereas the Administrator of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit:

Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all of the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of this City, in SQUARE NO. 496, bounded by Touro, Urquhart, Marais and Frenchmen Streets.

Ryan P. Reece, ESQ. Address: 4933 Utica Street Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 899-1234

Improvements known as 1209-1211 Touro Street. Upon the terms of all cash to seller. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein and of his 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 last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. DALE ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: James G. Maguire Address: 6059 Argonne Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70124 Telephone: (504) 975-3038 Gambit:1/22/13 & 2/12/13


IN RE: SUCCESSION OF AUGUST J. WEBER NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE SALE Notice is given that the administratrix of the Succession of August J. Weber has, in accordance with the provisions of Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 3281, petitioned the above referenced Court for authority to sell the following described immovable property at private sale for the sum of SIXTYTHREE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS CASH ($63,000.00): A CERTAIN LOT or GROUND, together with all die buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the SIXTH DISTRICT of this City, in SQUARE NO. 608, bounded by SONIAT, ROBERT, FRERET, and SOUTH ROBERTSON STREETS, designated by the Number 3 on the sketch of survey made by H. C. Brown, Surveyor, dated January 25, 1896, annexed to an act passed before C. L. Weil, Notary in this City, on August 13, 1897, and measures 33 feet front on SONIAT STREET, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of 125 feet. All in accordance with a survey by F. G. Stewart, Surveyor, dated July 22, 1960, a copy of which is annexed to the aquisition by Security Homestead Association of said property on August

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STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.:2012-11544 DIV F SECTION 7 SUCCESSION OF JUANITA SMITH BONIFACE 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 to wit:, • LOT THIRTEEN (13) of BLOCK “E” measures 50 feet front on Kennedy Street, by a depth along line of LOT FOURTEEN (14) of 114.52 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., NOLA 70116 Phone: 504-931-6608 Gambit: 1/15/13 & 1/22/13


NOTICE IS GIVEN that Francis Garland, administrator of the Succession of Florestine Anderson, wife of/and Henry Anderson, Jr., is applying for authority to sell at private sale, on terms of one hundred and twenty-five thousand ($125,000.00) dollars cash, the immovable property owned by the Succession of Florestine Anderson, wife of/and Henry Anderson, Jr. described below. ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Seventh District of the City of New Orleans, in Square No. 25, bounded by Alvin Callender (formerly General Scott), Millaudon, Prytania (formerly Wall) and Pitt (formerly Esther) Streets, designated as Lot No. 4 and measures thirty-one feet, eight inches, six lines (31’8”6”’) front on MILLAUDON STREET, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of one hundred feet (100’). The improvements thereon bear the Municipal Nos. 149 and 151 MILLAUDON STREET. Being the same property acquired by Henry Anderson, Jr., from Mr. and Mrs. George R. Gumbert by act before Lavinius L. Williams, Notary Public, dated August 25, 1955, registered in C.O.B. 603, folio 270. An order authorizing her to do so may be issued after seven days from the date of 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, Attorney: Kurt C. Garcia, Address: 909 W. Esplanade Ave. Ste. 204 Kenner, LA 70065-2700 Telephone: (504) 467-4449/ (504) 717-4891

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Party Basket, Ltd., a Louisiana Corporation, is to be liquidated out of Court, pursuant to authorization by its Shareholders, duly given, and that Edward J. McCloskey , whose address is 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 110, Metairie, LA 70005, has been duly appointed to serve as Liquidator. All creditors of, all persons believing themselves to have valid claims against, and all persons having unfulfilled contracts with said corporation are hereby called upon to present any claim they may have in writing to the Liquidator, at the above address on or before August 1, 2013.



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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I’ve read that it is best to create a new résumé for each job I apply for. That seems like a lot of work, but if that’s what it takes, I’ll do it. What’s your opinion, as a résumé expert?” — Arnold B., Covington, LA

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Our résumé writing firm was hiring additional staff recently and advertised via university job boards and online job postings. We received over 60 résumés for a single opening. About half of the résumés that we reviewed included no cover letter. For those with a cover letter, over half were totally “generic” with no indication that they had been prepared for our company. You can guess which responses we read first. We were then able to find several suitable interviewees within those résumés that specifically stated that they were applying to our firm. Only about five of those went into detail to address all of the qualifications we were seeking, and the winning candidate was one of the five. So customizing definitely pays off.

The good news is that, customizing your résumé for each job is actually not as difficult as it sounds, since 80% or more of your content will remain the same. Here are some tips to customize your résumé for each position: 1) Rename each of your résumé files for the specific company or position you are targeting. 2) At the top of the résumé, in bold lettering, state the exact position and company you are seeking. 3) After reading the job announcement and company website, pull out some buzzwords they use and add them in wherever possible, particularly to the Summary section of your résumé. 4) Don’t make the mistake of removing everything from your résumé that is not relevant, since well-rounded experience is considered a plus these days. Those unrelated items could be the tie-breaker that lands you the job over a similarly qualified candidate. 5) Absolutely tailor your cover letter to the specific position. In the letter you can go into more detail as to exactly how your background matches the qualifications and requirements of the job announcement. After you have followed the above steps a few times, it will get easier and easier, until customizing your résumé and cover letter for each job opportunity is something that you can accomplish in less than 20 minutes. 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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We’ve all read those articles that say you should customize your résumé for each position, and it sounds like a tremendous amount of work. Monster Resume Expert Kim Isaacs says, “If you want to grab hiring managers’ attention, you need to give them what they want. You must take the time to tailor your resume to each employer and its goals to strengthen your chance of getting noticed.” Grant Cooper Jon Ciampi of states, “Here is the hard truth: a single résumé will not position you properly for every job. We analyzed thousands of candidates and found a single résumé varies significantly from one job to another. Since a résumé is one of your best assets, it is surprising so many candidates fail to tailor their résumé to each job. Regardless of how you get into a company, even networking, hiring companies will use your résumé to determine if you are qualified and a general résumé is a poor choice.”





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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


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Fabulous condo located in demand location! Large windows surround the OPEN FLOOR PLAN offering an amazing tree top view. Hardwood floors throughout with lovely features including a freestanding fireplace and a BEAUTIFUL Cypress Wall creating large private Bedroom. New Orleans’ Famous Street Car is steps away offering easy access to downtown or to the Universities. Lush shared courtyard with gated entry. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, (504) 717.5612 Cell. (504) 891.6400 Office.


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A VERY CUSTOM 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. $775K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. Gardner Realtors. Agent/ Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

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, 504-3820226, Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

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

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.

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


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825 Chartres St 1A 1017 Ursulines Space #10 825 Bourbon Maisonette 2/1 1137 Burgundy 2/2 517 Dumaine #4 2/2.5 517 Dumaine “2A” 1/1 931 Bienville Parking 2200 Royal 1223 Ursulines 544 Esplanade

Great loc, grd flr, cent ac/h, pkg avail, w/d in unit $1300 Motorcycle/Scooter,Gated,OffstPkg,YrLease$100 1400 sq ft, pvt ctyd/balc, free-stding bldg $2000 Exc Loc,Furn Hdwd Flrs,Pvt Ctyd,Cent AC/H $1550 Furn. renov. pvt deck. cable & net inc $3,200 newlyrenov.glrybalc.jaccuzzibathtub&pool$1,500 uncovered spot for $200, covered for $250 Blue chip loc w/favorable HMC-2 Zoning. $4,000 wd flrs,nice renov,big yd.Great blk of Treme $1,850 Most decadent &elegant home in NOLA! $12,000

CONDOS FOR SALE Nice size grnd fl just off crtyd. $180,000 Bamboo flrs. exp wood Central HVAC. $180,000 Twnhse style. pkng, pool & more. $137,500 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds.$82,500 Updated condo. wh dist. pool & more. $192,900 3rd flr, exp beams, storage! Lush crtyrd $269k Fully furn w/ exp brick & glossy wd fls. $219,900 SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 Spacious. 2nd flr balc Light & charm $339,000 Fab loc Bayou St John. tons of light $165,000 townhouse w/ common courtyard $199,000 1,600 sqft, brand renov, balcony, $599,000 Luxury!pkng,elev,pool,Prvtbalcfurn.$1,175,000 Furn condo.Best block of the Quarter! $233,000

COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 2200 Royal comm 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo 512 Wilkinson Row Comm comm condo on quaint FQ street $445,000 1731 N Rampart Comm HMC-2 zoned comm/res w/ pkng $209,000



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



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


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.


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


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

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,


Beautiful Garden District flat on St. Charles Ave. Top floor with balconies. Lovely Greek Revival duplex. Large, sunny, charming. Approx 3000 sq ft on two levels. 3+ BR/2BA. spacious, flexible floor plan with master suite. For more info and price call (415) 359-6445. Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker.

CHALMETTE 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. To Advertise in

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


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

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


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(c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663 14 Fairway Dr. English Turn $399,000

Beautiful priv. balcony on St. Charles. Beautiful courtyard. state f the tart fitness center. Rooftop terrace & incredible views of the city.

Beautiful 4BR/2.5BA, barrel ceilings in foyer, formal LR & DR. Beautiful millwork, fp, bookshelves, beautiful master down, terrific bath. Covered brick patio. Move in ready!

3638 Magazine $649,000

1225 Chartres $279,000

Wonderful opportunity on Magazine with 2 retail spaces on Magazine & 2BR apt above.

Beautiful condo in great residential are of the Quarter. Beautiful courtyard & eat-in kitchen. 2BR/1BA




2828 CHIPPEWA CLASSIC IRISH CHANNEL SHOTGUN. Move right in! Newly renovated. Original heart of pine floors throughout. Spacious living area with open floor plan, which allows for you personal touches. 12 ft ceilings, new central A/C & heat. Separate laundry room with hook-ups, ceiling fans, large bath with claw foot tub. Front porch, pretty backyard. $184,800

3131 & 33 NORTH VILLERE HISTORIC BYWATER DISTRICT DOUBLE. 4/2 Newly renovated, central A/C, heat, new wood siding, bamboo flooring, new windows, new wiring, plumbing, kitchens, baths. Huge Backyard with 16 ft deck and privacy fence! Must see! PRICE REDUCED! $150,000


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Mardi Gras Madness Premium Parking is seeking Contract Workers $9-10/hour

Interested in buying or selling a business in New Orleans? Bars For Sale: CBD, Mid-City, Metairie Restaurants For Sale: Uptown, Mid-City, Lakeview Retail Shops For Sale: French Quarter, Old Metairie

These are temporary positions to assist with Super Bowl XLVII & Mardi Gras 2013 parade parkers. Come be a part of our Special Events Krewe & work for one of the fastest goring companies in the Big Easy.

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Business Broker 504-275-6351

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Canon Hospice is making a difference in our community by providing quality end of life care to those seeking comfort and dignity while dealing with a life limiting illness. Care is provided by skilled hospice professionals who specialize in pain and system management. Canon’s community involvement is extended even further through the non-profit Akula Foundation. The Foundation sponsors Camp Swan, a children’s bereavement camp, the Canon Hospice Health Hour on WGSO 99 Am (airs live 1-2PM each Saturday afternoon), and the Grief Resource Center, a service provided to anyone who is experiencing any type of loss in their life. All foundation services are free and open to the public. For information about Canon Hospice, Camp Swan and the Canon Health Hour, please call a location in your area. Northshore 985-626-3051

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