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Turning on a Dime .........................................23 stephanie grace on gov. Bobby Jindal’s  self reinvention

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Seven Things to Do This Week ................ 5 aerosmith, Scrooge in Rouge and more

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Stage ................................................................... 76 rEVIEW: Beirut ................................................79 Events .................................................................80 PrEVIEW: Natasha Trethewey at New  orleans Public Library ......................................81 Crossword + Sudoku ..................................94

News ...................................................................... 7 The orleans Parish school Board considers  new policies on bullying and creationism Bouquets + Brickbats....................................7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ........................................................ 7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt ........................................................ 11 News briefs and politics Feedback ..........................................................12 on alex Woodward’s cover story   “sounding off”  Commentary ....................................................15 Election recommendations  Clancy DuBos .................................................17 a pair of red-hot City Council races Gus Kattengell ................................................19 roger goodell: Person of the Year?

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decades since Aerosmith released its multiplatinum-selling album Toys in the Attic, but the city of Boston recently added the band members’ old apartment at 1325 Commonwealth Ave. to its list of historic landmarks — though that’s not close to the Old North Church and other Revolutionary War sites on the Freedom Trail. The classic rockers just released Music From Another Dimension in November. Cheap Trick opens at the New Orleans Arena. PAGE 62.

Cactus Truck Tue. Dec. 4 | From the darkest corner of producer Andy Durta’s Scatterjazz Rolodex comes this experimental jazz power trio, a genre-murdering union of guitar, saxophone and drums that stands out even among the wildest outre Dutch extemporaneities. At Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center. PAGE 62. Natasha Trethewey Thu. Dec. 6 | United States Poet Laureate and Mississippi native Natasha Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize for her 2006 book Native Guard, which chronicles the Louisiana Native Guard, an all-black regiment that served in the Union Army in the Civil War. Her book Bellocq’s Ophelia imagines life in New Orleans’ Storyville district. She reads at the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library. PAGE 80. Lee Camp Fri. Dec. 7 | Lee Camp is a George Carlin-style straighttalking comedian, satirist and activist who performs standup and contributes to The Onion and The Huffington Post. He’s also stirred up crowds at Occupy events and posts “Moments of Clarity” rants on his website. At The New Movement Theater. PAGE 76.

Ballet Hispanico Sat. Dec. 8 | New York’s Ballet Hispanico joins the Grammy-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for a program celebrating traditional Latin dances, Cuban rhythms and jazz. Cuban choreographer Pedro Ruiz conjures a sultry night in Havana in Club Havana, and other pieces celebrate percussionist Tito Puente and salsa queen Celia Cruz. At Mahalia Jackson Theater. PAGE 76.

Scrooge in Rouge Thu.-Sun Dec. 6-23 | Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner reprise their British Music Hall romp in which a cast of three attempts to stage Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. At Mid-City Theatre. PAGE 76. John Wesley Coleman III Mon. Dec. 10 | Austin, Texas, town crier and Goner Records loon John Wesley Coleman may be the third of his line, but that suffix is superfluous — there’s no confusing him with anyone else. Punk rock’s Kinky Friedman issued Coleman’s third LP, The Last Donkey Show, in February. At Circle Bar. PAGE 62.

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will receive the Lindy Boggs Hunger Awareness Award from the New Orleans chapter of Bread for the World, an organization that fights hunger, at a ceremony Dec. 9 at Loyola University. Gorney, the owner of Blue Roof Denim in Mandeville, will be honored alongside Luke’s House and St. Peter Claver Parish Religious Education Youth for their efforts to fight hunger in the metro area.

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Orleans Parish School Board’s outgoing president drafts policies that ban creationism and get tough on bullying. By Alex Woodward


he Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) directly controls curricula and campus policies for six schools. The rest of the parish’s schools operate under charter, state or private control. Most schools already have policies in place to prevent intelligent design from creeping into the science curriculum, and most have adopted their own “zero tolerance” bullying policies. But outgoing board president Thomas Robichaux has a couple things left on his to-do list before he leaves his post. Robichaux introduced two policy changes at a Nov. 15 OPSB committee meeting: adding “zero tolerance,” among other discipline actions, to its “bullying, intimidation, harassment and hazing” policy, and ensuring intelligent design and “revisionist history” are left out of textbooks. If adopted, OPSB will implement the policies in the coming school year. “Now that I’m leaving, I went through my thoughts and found what I really wanted to get done before we leave,” Robichaux says. “These were the things we hadn’t done yet.” Media have speculated whether the policy amendments coincided with the election of incoming District 4 board member

Leslie Ellison, who spoke strongly in favor of state Sen. A.G. Crowe’s Senate Bill 217 — a bill that, among other things, aimed to prohibit the state and all local governments from having to protect people against certain categories of discrimination, including sexual orientation, special needs and other factors. The bill would apply to charter schools, which could refuse admission based on that discrimination. (That bill stalled in session.) Ellison defeated Lourdes Moran, one of Robichaux’s allies on the board, in the November school board election. “It’s not like I live in a vacuum,” Robichaux says. “I would’ve brought [up these policies whether Ellison] was coming in or not.” Robichaux’s policy changes on bullying include the following: “Any teacher, administrator, or other school personnel who personally observes, or who has or receives notice that a student has or may have been the victim of bullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment, or hazing at school or any school activity shall be required to immediately take such action as necessary and appropriate to stop the incident in question, if it is ongoing, page 8

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Before he leaves office, Orleans Parish School Board President Thomas Robichaux wants to make changes in language regarding anti-bullying and textbook selection policies “because it’s the right thing to do, on the right side of history and the kids and their future.”


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and report the alleged acts to an appropriate school district official.” Under the policy, school principals would “take such action as necessary and appropriate to stop the incident in question, if it is ongoing.” Disciplinary actions would extend to school staff: “Any school personnel, whether employee or volunteer, teacher, staff or administration, who fails to report an incident of bullying which they personally observe, or fails to take appropriate action as called for in this policy regarding incidents reported to them, shall be subject to discipline, being no less than a written reprimand and up to and including termination.” Bullying is defined as “any intimidating, threatening, or abusive gesture or written, verbal, electronic transmission or communication or physical act by a student directed at another student occurring on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event that a reasonable person under the circumstances would perceive as being motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, physical characteristic, political persuasion, mental disability, or physical disability, as well as attire or association with others identified by such categories.” Testifying in support of sB 217 at the state senate Labor and industrial

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On Jan. 12, 2010, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court ruling in favor of the University of California (UC) system, which controls 10 campuses, in a discrimination suit over college entrance requirements. In 2005, a group of Christian schools charged that the UC system violated the constitutional rights of students applying to the system, which denied them for failing to meet college requisites. The UC system argued that biology textbooks from Bob Jones University Press and A Beka Books, which were used in the schools the students attended, were “inconsistent with

the viewpoints and knowledge generally accepted in the scientific community.” (Bob Jones and A Beka publish textbooks defending intelligent design.) The plaintiffs said the UC system’s policy “constitutes viewpoint discrimination, content discrimination, and contentbased regulation.” The appeals court ruled that the plaintiffs didn’t show any risk of “suppression of speech” and that the UC system’s policy is “reasonable and did not constitute viewpoint discrimination.” Two months later, the Texas Board of Education approved a controversial social studies textbook curriculum that favored a more conservative and less-thansecular perspective on American history. Last year, two years after a controversial move to approve science materials that openly challenge evolution, the board approved textbooks that support it. Why does Texas matter? Its schools are one of the largest textbook customers. With publishers printing enough books to accommodate the state’s nearly 5 million textbook-ready schoolchildren, other states and schools are likely to purchase from that bulk and save cash, though with digital publishers entering the textbook market, that role has diminished slightly. Robichaux’s proposed amendment to OPSB’s textbook selection policy states “no history textbook shall be approved which has been adjusted in accordance with the State of Texas revisionist guidelines nor shall any science textbook be approved which presents creationism or intelligent design as science or scientific theories.” The proposed policy also applies to science faculty, who can’t “teach any aspect of religious faith as science or in a science class. No teacher of any discipline of science shall teach creationism or intelligent design in classes designated as science classes.” “When this was done in Texas, all this talk was what massive influence would do in other states,” he says. “We want to make sure kids are taught history that has been properly vetted by academics and prepared for their consumption.” OPSB’s textbook committee is made up of staff from various academic backgrounds and fields. Its members read the books, which are later sent to the board for approval. “I have no problem teaching (religion) in a religion or philosophy class,” Robichaux says, “but the science class is not the appropriate place for it.” The board will address the measures at its Dec. 18 meeting.

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Relations Committee hearing in March, Ellison said “the Louisiana Department of Education has at will inserted sexual orientation into the anti-discrimination policy included in all charter school renewal contracts. They refuse to remove the language even after requesting them to remove it.” Ellison added she opposes discrimination “at every level.” “The DOE should not place unjust demands on individuals and education leaders who for religious purposes and religious freedom will not sign off on such a policy,” she said. In an email to Gambit, Ellison spokesperson Nayita Wilson responded to a rquest for comment by saying, “Out of respect for the existing board, Ms. Ellison defers to current OPSB board members.” This year, the state passed the Tesa Middlebrook Anti-Bullying Act, a broad anti-bullying law whittled from the earlier Bullying Prevention Act, which had failed to pass. The Middlebrook legislation included language that defined bullying as harassment for one’s sexual identity and orientation, among other targeted characteristics. Robichaux made it his “personal crusade” to see that bill passed. (Its sponsor, state Rep. Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge, pulled the bill after criticism and revision from conservative committee members, who preferred a bill without specific bullying criteria.) Robichaux says his policy changes have been in the works “for a couple years now with fellow board members.” “[Ellison’s] presence is not the reason it’s going forward,” Robichaux says. “It’s going forward because it’s the right thing to do, on the right side of history and the kids and their future.” The proposed language on intelligent design, however, could have concrete effects on the transcripts of New Orleans’ collegebound students.



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We received the following letters in response to Alex Woodward’s cover story “Sounding Off” (Nov. 27, 2012):

a homeowner speaks The story “sounding Off” covers a coalition permitting live music, yet leaves out the critical perspective of a resident or business owner impacted by the lack of enforcement of zoning and music permit laws. i am a working mother with two children who lives across the street from Mimi’s in the Marigny. i am an avid supporter of live music. i count

nominations sought NEW ORLEANIAN OF THE YEAR Gambit is seeking nominations for its annual New Orleanian of the Year, a designation given to a local resident who has made a positive difference to the area in 2012. elected officials are not eligible. All nominations must include a brief biographical sketch and the reasons you believe the person deserves recognition. entries should be emailed to No phone calls, please. Nominations must be received by Monday, Dec. 10. The New Orleanian of the Year will be announced in our Jan. 1, 2013 issue.

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working together Thank you for your insightful article. The Faubourg Marigny improvement Association (FMiA) represents those that work, live and play in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. we were pleased that you highlighted siberia’s recent success in obtaining the proper permit to allow live music. The FMiA has continuously supported siberia throughout its application for live music, recognizing its place in the st. Claude and Marigny community. siberia stands as a model for how responsible bar and live music venue owners should work with the community to address the neighborhood’s concerns. The FMiA is fully committed to the needs of the arts and cultural organizations, while also respecting the quality of life of those residing in our historic neighborhood. it is important that neighborhood organizations and arts and cultural organizations work together to address quality of life issues. it is also vitally important that venue owners respect their neighbors, both residential and other businesses. This is especially needed as the Faubourg Marigny and Frenchmen street become increasingly popular destinations. we feel that through open dialogue and proper enforcement of zoning, the needs of both residents and arts and cultural organizations can be met. Miles w. swanson, esq., Vice President, FMia

musicians as friends. My kids attend the excellent neighborhood music program run by shamarr Allen of the silence is violence project. i bought my house based on this lively neighborhood, with its mix of homes and small businesses. i researched the zoning and permits held by nearby establishments before buying. Mimi’s, permitted as a bar/restaurant, was an attraction. i had previously lived across from a bar/restaurant in the irish Channel. i expected the same pleasant experience. However, after making the biggest investment of my life in my home, i found i made a big mistake about Mimi’s. On weekends, the music goes until 4 a.m. and is so loud i am still awake even with earplugs and a white noise device. The Mimi’s crowd spills outside, often unruly, until 6 a.m. Not a weekend goes by that neighbors don’t call the police. People loiter on our doorstep and leave behind cigarette butts, cups, bottles and broken glass. As for my children, they have been late to school and other morning events because, wearing earplugs, i miss the alarm. They endure loud cursing, shouting and step over trash and drunk people still loitering on our doorstep when we leave in the morning. surely the mayor would not want his children to have the same experience. Lack of enforcement of zoning [laws] and proper permits shows extreme disregard for the neighbors who keep the Marigny alive by living, working and raising kids here. The outsiders that descend on Mimi’s until 4 a.m. do not care about our neighborhood, but we do. Mimi’s purports to be a neighborhood bar; it is anything but neighborly. we all celebrate the music, but there is another side to this story that cannot be ignored. There is more information at www. lorelei dickey croPley Faubourg Marigny


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BLAKELY NOT ON SANDY COMMISSION Over Thanksgiving weekend, Dr. Ed Blakely — the hapless, hopeless Hurricane Katrina “recovery czar” who is now employed at the University of sydney in Australia — gave an interview to an Aussie radio station, claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had appointed him to a state commission to assess response to Hurricane sandy. The university issued a press release touting the appointment as well. But last week, Brad Penuel, the co-chair of the commission to which Blakely claimed he had been appointed, told Gambit he wasn’t familiar with Blakely. in a subsequent email, Penuel added, “Just received confirmation that ed Blakely will not be serving on the Commission.” And when Cuomo’s office issued its own press release on the commission Nov. 28, Blakely’s name was not on its list of members. The Respond Commission is one of three announced by the state of New York to analyze the response to Hurricane sandy and its aftermath. Penuel is also director of the Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response at New York University. was Blakely ever slotted to be on the commission — or was it all his signature fabulist braggadocio? No telling. But a second Northeast wind event was, happily, averted. — KeviN ALLMAN

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government has to work.” Discussion moved on to a list of recommendations, prepared by scott and his group, for the administration to consider — the most significant of which was that the city provide adequate resources to the Civil service Department. A lack of funding and personnel, not the civil service rules, is the main cause of inefficiency under the current system, scott said. Other items on scott’s list: Keep current layoff rules, reduce provisional appointments (made at management’s discretion outside normal testing and evaluation procedures), create a uniform evaluation system, implement cost of living adjustments tied to the consumer price index, and eliminate overtime pay for executive employees. — CHARLes MALDONADO

$32,000 and spending $28,000. Cantrell had just under $11,000 on hand at the end of the reporting period. supplemental reports show that Kaplan collected $29,000 and Cantrell collected $8,000 in contributions between Nov. 18 and last week. in the District e race, attorney James Gray raised $49,365 in contributions, compared to $39,700 raised by state Rep. Austin Badon. Badon ended the period with more cash on hand, however: nearly $11,000 to just under $4,000 for Gray. Gray’s campaign spent about $55,000 in October and November, while Badon’s campaign spent $44,000 in the same period. Gray collected $3,500 and Badon collected $7,000 in contributions after Nov. 18, according to supplemental reports. The runoff election is this saturday, Dec. 8. — CHARLes MALDONADO

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FEDERAL CONTRACTS HALTED The environmental Protection Agency last week halted any new federal contracts with BP, citing the company’s “lack of business integrity” as criminal charges are pending following the blowout of its Deepwater Horizon wellhead that killed 11 people in 2010. The action was taken Nov. 28. in a statement, sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said, “whether it’s in the form of tax subsidies or federal contracts, BP doesn’t deserve a single penny from American taxpayers. … BP must be brought to justice and made an example of to deter future industry negligence.” The day after contracts were halted, BP site managers Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine, who were charged with manslaughter and Clean water Act violations two weeks before, pleaded not guilty. David Rainey, BP’s former vice-president for well exploration, who was charged with obstruction of Congress and providing false statements related to the size of the disaster, also pleaded not guilty. U.s. District Judge Ivan Lemelle set a jury trial date of Feb. 4, 2013, for Kaluza and vidrine, and a Jan. 28, 2013, trial date for Rainey. — ALeX wOODwARD

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RUNOFF ELECTION DEC. 8 Dana Kaplan, one of the runoff candidates for New Orleans City Council District B, raised $153,000 in campaign contributions from midOctober to mid-November — outpacing her opponent LaToya Cantrell by more than $100,000, according to campaign finance reports filed Nov. 28 with the Louisiana ethics Administration. The reports cover the period between Oct. 18 and Nov. 18. Kaplan, who entered the latest reporting period with $20,000 on hand, spent $114,000, and had $58,000 cash on hand on the last day covered by the report. Cantrell was far behind, raising only

OLD PARAMOUR RESURFACES it’s sweeps month in local Tv news, so when wGNO-Tv’s News With a Twist decided to get insight on former CiA Director Gen. David Petraeus’ sex scandal, naturally the show sought the counsel of onetime Bill Clinton paramour and New Orleans nightclub chanteuse Gennifer Flowers. But the conversation circled back to Clinton — as conversations with Flowers always seem to do. sitting at the news set’s bar with anchor Susan Roesgen, Flowers claimed Clinton wanted to come over to her house five years ago during a visit to New Orleans (“i’ll put on a hoodie and jog up there”), but she turned him down. Flowers also said she did Clinton a favor by going public with their affair during the 1992 presidential campaign. “i made him a household name overnight,” she told Roesgen. “He said, ‘My problem right now is that no one knows who i am. i need that name recognition.’ ... when my story came out, he was a household name.” — KeviN ALLMAN


ALL THE NEWS THAT DOESN’T FIT • Former New Orleans City Councilman Jon Johnson was sentenced to six months in federal prison Nov. 29 for conspiracy to commit theft of federal funds and submitting false documents to a federal department. Johnson, who pleaded guilty and resigned his District e City Council seat last summer, is scheduled to begin his sentence in January 2013 … • Now who’s mad at Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jeff Crouere, GOP stalwart and host of the Tv and radio shows Ringside Politics, who awarded Jindal his “Turkey of the Year” award in an online column. it was a rare slap at a fellow conservative by Crouere, whose previous turkeys have included Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi and Ray Nagin. Not the sort of company Jindal is used to keeping … — sTAFF RePORTs




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Runoff Endorsements suited to take on the challenges facing this district. N.O. City Council District E: James Gray — District E covers the Lower 9th Ward and much of eastern New Orleans. It is the city’s largest district in terms of landmass, and it has some of New Orleans’ most intractable problems — blight, crime and a chronic lack of economic development. Gray, a graduate of Harvard Law School, was the first African-American law professor at LSU, and he currently sits on the faculty at Tulane Law School. He’s the current president of both the Louisiana State Law Institute and the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. Many residents of District E have complained they feel forgotten by the city as it moves forward with the ongoing recovery. Gray would be an ideal champion for them. A military veteran, he knows the importance of leadership as well as working well with existing council members. 911 Service Charge: Yes — The city currently imposes fixed rates of $1 to $2 a month for citywide 911 emergency dial service. Saturday’s ballot includes a referendum to increase those rates. The proposed fee schedule would generate just under $7.5 million a year and would be dedicated solely to the Orleans Parish Communication District. We recommend voting “Yes” for the 911 Service Charge proposition.

Bite the Bullet on S&WB Rates The New Orleans City Council this week will consider a proposed rate increase for the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB). The rate increase is part of a larger, comprehensive plan to get the S&WB on track to comply with a sweeping federal consent decree that predates Hurricane Katrina. The proposal before the council is Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s scaled-down version of a significantly larger rate hike initially suggested by the S&WB, and it represents the first of several steps toward modernizing the board. The mayor’s plan is supported by the Bureau of Governmental Research, the Business Council of New Orleans and the Citizen Sewer, Water & Drainage Management Task Force. We add our voice to those supporting the proposed changes. The plan that Landrieu is asking the council to approve includes 10 percent annual rate hikes in water and sewerage fees starting in 2013 — and continuing through 2020. While those are significant hikes, the S&WB initially proposed larger rate increases over a shorter period of time. Landrieu says one of his goals in reshaping the rate structure

was to soften the impact of the increases, a move we think makes sense. In addition to addressing rates — which must go up to pay for improvements mandated by the federal government — the mayor also suggests some changes in the makeup of the S&WB itself. Specifically, he wants to shorten terms of appointed members, take council members off the board, and impose term limits. Some of his proposals require legislative approval, and it’s significant that most local lawmakers support Landrieu’s recommendations. Council members also support taking themselves off the board. We recognize that elected officials are loath to increase fees for governmental services. Sometimes, however, it’s unavoidable. This is one of those times. The city’s sewerage and water systems were already in horrible shape before Hurricane Katrina; now they’re even worse. There’s no getting around the need for a rate hike, and there’s likewise no excuse for postponing this decision — or politicizing it before the next round of citywide elections. The council should bite this bullet and act this week to approve the new S&WB rate structure.


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his Saturday, Dec. 8, voters will return to the polls to settle runoffs in New Orleans City Council Districts B and E and to decide whether to increase the citywide fee for 911 service. Coming just one month after the presidential election, turnout for Saturday’s runoffs certainly will be low — which means your vote counts more than ever. To underscore that point, we remind our readers of the narrow margin in the areawide referendum Nov. 6 to extend the tolls on the Crescent City Connection. Herewith our recommendations. N.O. City Council District B: Dana Kaplan — Kaplan is the executive director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL), a nonprofit that seeks to improve the lives of youth in the state’s justice system. Under Kaplan, the JJPL attacked the roots of juvenile crime and advocated for better public policy when it comes to juvenile offenders. In the primary, Kaplan earned the endorsements of a wide array of public officials, including Mayor Mitch Landrieu and — to the surprise of some — Sheriff Marlin Gusman, of whom the Juvenile Justice Project has been critical. District B is one the council’s most diverse districts, ethnically and economically. It stretches from the Central Business District through the Garden District, Irish Channel and Uptown, plus much of Central City, Mid-City and Gert Town. Kaplan is well-



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Red-Hot council Races he delicate balance of power on the New orleans City Council could change dramatically after saturday’s runoff elections. At stake are not just the reins of power on the council but also the balance of power between the council and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. The red-hot special elections in Council Districts B and E came about for very different reasons. In District B, neighborhood leader LaToya Cantrell faces juvenile justice advocate Dana Kaplan for the seat vacated by stacy Head, who won a special election in the spring for her current at-large council seat. Cantrell led the primary field of four with 39 percent of the vote, followed by Kaplan with 31 percent. Third-place finisher Eric strachan got 24 percent. strachan has endorsed Cantrell in the runoff. In District E, state Rep. Austin Badon faces attorney James Gray to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Councilman Jon Johnson, who pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges. Badon led the primary with 47.5 percent of the

vote, followed by Gray with 29.5 percent. Three others finished in single digits. Landrieu figures in both elections, having endorsed Kaplan in District B and Gray in District E. His chief council adversary, Head, is backing Cantrell in District B and Badon in District E. If Kaplan and Gray both win, the mayor will have four if not five reliable council votes. If Cantrell and Badon both win, Head will have three council allies, plus her own vote. Ever since Landrieu backed former District E Council member Cynthia WillardLewis for the at-large seat that Head won last spring, the mayor and Head have been at loggerheads. Landrieu is less a factor in the District E race even though he’s popular across that district. The bigger factor is Johnson and the cloud under which he resigned. Badon narrowly lost to Johnson in 2010 before also losing to Head in the at-large race last spring. Badon endorsed Head in that runoff, and now she’s returning the favor. In some ways, Badon benefits from the same “do-over” mindset that made Landrieu such

Turnout on Saturday is likely to be a fraction of what it was Nov. 6. a strong favorite in the 2010 mayor’s race. In District B, the mayor is a major factor — and his endorsement appears to be cutting both ways. A lot of Head supporters, including many white Republicans, are still seething over his endorsement of WillardLewis. They see Cantrell as a perfect vehicle to send Hizzoner a message. The fact that Cantrell is African- American, and Kaplan is white, makes the political bedfellows in that race strange indeed. Head’s endorsement likewise cuts both ways. Her endorsement of Cantrell, who got the lion’s share of black votes in the Nov. 6 primary, could cost Cantrell

some black votes on saturday. For her part, Kaplan got some significant black endorsements — from sheriff Marlin Gusman, Congressman Cedric Richmond and Assessor Erroll Williams. If you don’t live in those districts, you’re missing some fireworks. Everywhere else in America this weekend, folks will be doing their holiday shopping. In eastern New orleans, the Lower Ninth Ward, the Irish Channel and Central City, folks will choose new City Council members. Well, some folks will choose new council members. Turnout on saturday is likely to be a fraction of what it was Nov. 6, when the presidential election topped the ballot. The only citywide item on the ballot this saturday is a local proposition to raise the rates for 911 calls in orleans Parish. Here’s the really bad news: saturday’s winners will have to run again in just 15 months, in the next round of regularly scheduled citywide elections.

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a large field of seasoned politicians and gave jindal was only 24 when one of them, Kathleen Blanco, a genuine scare in the runoff. It was a loss on paper, former gov. mike foster but still a moral victory for a skinny Indianmade him state secretary American Hindu-turned-Catholic Rhodes of health & hospitals. Scholar who turned out to have an instinct for politicking on multiple levels. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER In conservative radio ads, he railed against cultural permissiveness. In editorial board interviews, he detailed wonkish, pragmatic approaches to economic development strategies and policy quandaries. Out on the trail, he glad-handed with the best of them. He may have faltered under Blanco’s assertions that he was a cold-hearted cost-cutter — which no doubt created just enough voter discomfort for Blanco to win — but he emerged strong enough to brush aside the ambitions of then-state Rep. Steve Scalise and walk into a Republican Congressional seat based on his brand-new residence in Kenner, where he had never previously lived. Four years later, he deftly exploited Blanco’s handling of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, along with a general ideological shift to the right, and won easily on his second try for governor. This time, he not only finished first, but he also won outright in the primary against a crowded but relatively undistinguished field. Jindal’s knack for positioning himself in the right place at the right time, and coming off as just the right person, actually dates back much further, at least back to 1996, when Gov. Mike Foster plucked him from an out-of-town consulting gig and named him state Secretary of Health and Hospitals. (Jindal aggressively lobbied influential insiders like former U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery, R-Shreveport, for a recommendation, McCrery has said). At the time, he was all of 24. It was also evident last winter, when he campaigned in Iowa with Texas Governor Rick Perry and so outperformed the candidate that he wound up prompting chatter about his own future prospects in the nation’s first caucus. Now it’s happening again — for the moment, anyway. President Barack Obama’s second-term victory was just days old when Jindal made his move. After spending much of the campaign’s final weeks on the road as a swing-state surrogate for Mitt Romney, he turned on a dime and used a series of major national media interviews to lay into the nominee and his party, casting them as out of touch, wrongheaded and shallow. You could call Jindal’s post-election comments cynical — at least one unnamed




There was much more. Jindal said the Republicans have got to “stop being the stupid party” and stop acting as though they just want to protect rich people. He argued that Romney focused too much on biography and not enough on substance, and he lambasted extreme comments made by losing Senate candidates in Missouri and Indiana, notably Todd Akin’s concept of “legitimate rape” and Richard Mourdock’s notion that pregnancies resulting from rape are part of God’s plan. “It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. Then there was the unspoken message embedded in Jindal’s biography, notwithstanding his jibe that candidates need to offer more than just résumés. He may pointedly reject identity politics, but Jindal’s very presence offers hope that the GOP may indeed expand beyond its lily-white base and prosper in an increasingly diverse America. His prescription for how to do all of this? Well, Jindal may have earned mainstream points by sounding like a new breed of Republican, but beneath the tough talk, his message is that the party really doesn’t need to change all that much to win. Jindal’s suggestion, it seems, is not to switch course but to simply soften tone and explain that “our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the

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Romney adviser did when he told the U.K. newspaper Daily Mail that Jindal had campaigned hard to be Romney’s running mate before attempting to capitalize on his loss. “Real profiles in courage,” the adviser sneered of Jindal and another accused turncoat, Newt Gingrich. But Jindal’s comments also showed his savvy, his sense of timing and his instinct for saying what the moment seems to demand. Jindal lambasted Romney’s secretly taped comment writing off 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax for a variety of reasons as freeloaders. He declared Romney’s subsequent message to donors that Obama had bought off key voting blocs with “gifts,” such as low-interest student loans and health care reform, “completely unhelpful.” “If you want voters to like you,” Jindal told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “the first thing you’ve got to do is like them first.” Here in Louisiana, where Jindal’s once-stratospheric popularity ratings have dipped to near 50 percent amid growing alarm over his administration’s deep cuts to health care (including mental health), higher education, non-profit social service agencies and more, the governor’s publicity blitz set more than a few heads shaking — particularly since none of the outlets he spoke to were local. But few on the national scene seemed to notice, or care, about Jindal’s Louisiana record. He gave his new audience what it clamored for.



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American dream. Period. No exceptions.” He advocates no real shift on immigration, or raising revenue. He may have called out Akin and Mourdock, who each lost very winnable Senate races, but he hasn’t changed his blanket opposition to abortion in the case of rape. Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and the president’s win guarantee that the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — will remain the law of the land, he’s doubled down on his resistance, declining to implement two major provisions at the state level. Jindal and other Republicans argue that states make the best policy labs, yet his administration is refusing to set up its own insurance exchange to allow individuals to buy policies, with the help of subsidies in some cases, at a group rate. Instead, he’s arguing that the law puts in place an overly regulated system that is “only masquerading as a free market idea,” as his Health and Hospitals secretary Bruce Greenstein wrote to Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and he’s punting responsibility for designing Louisiana’s exchange to the feds. Even more controversially, he’s taking advantage of an out given to states by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding most of Obamacare by refusing to take federal money to expand Medicaid, leaving without insurance hundreds of thousands of Louisianans who would benefit from expanded coverage. Jindal argues that the feds shouldn’t be spending the money in the first place, and that Louisiana shouldn’t have to cover the future 10-percent match, which the administration estimates at $3.7 billion over 10 years, once the federal subsidy expires. Just last week, however, a report by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured concluded that Louisiana’s 10-year cost would be much lower — about $1.2 billion. Jindal responded through Greenstein by disputing the Kaiser Commission’s “assumptions.” Moreover, the new head of the LSU public hospital

system, Dr. Frank Opelka, told The Times-Picayune it will be difficult for the state to maintain current levels of service without the Medicaid expansion — a notion Greenstein rejects. This ideological, calculating, yet measured Bobby Jindal is the one that nation is only now getting to know. It’s the Jindal folks in Baton Rouge have seen ever since he became governor in 2008. In fact, it’s easy to look at his track record and see a concerted, systematic effort to build a marketable profile that will simultaneously appeal to both national Republican voters and to the opinion leaders who help create the party’s narrative. The first-term checklist of priorities is long — and telling: • Jindal pushed an ethics package that focused on additional financial reporting requirements, and if critics claim it did little to clean up Baton Rouge, it did raise Louisiana in national rankings. • He used the BP disaster to cast himself as a vocal opponent to big government regulation of the energy industry. • He made sure his name could never be attached to anything that could be construed as a tax increase, even if it meant fighting renewal of a piddly 4-cent cigarette tax, the extension of which voters overwhelmingly favored. • He stayed just as pure on social issues, signing a bill that allowed the teaching of creationism in public schools and fighting the rights of gay couples who adopt in other states to obtain a Louisiana birth certificate listing both parents’ names. • He privatized large chunks of the Medicaid program.

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After winning a reelection contest so foregone that he didn’t even attract a jindal and his wife legitimate Democratic challenger — and supriya on inaugurawith the 2012 presidential contest looming tion day in baton rouge. and the vice presidential nomination and possible Cabinet appointments in play — he became the youngest Jindal embarked on his most ambitious, and governor in the nation. flashiest, crusade yet. He proposed an allout revamp of the traditional public school PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER education structure, cloaked his proposals in you’re-with-us-or-you’re-against-thechildren rhetoric, and made it clear he wanted his package adopted as written, not debated, dragged out and amended to the legislature’s will. He largely got his way, thanks in part to a heavy-handed strategy that made it difficult for dissenters to fully participate in rushed, marathon hearings. In the end, he wound up with a package very much in line with GOP priorities, but also popular with many reform-minded Democrats: More charter schools and educational choice for students, more evaluation-based accountability for teachers, and a virtual end to traditional tenure. But Jindal also introduced divisiveness into the otherwise broadly popular initiative by throwing a big bone to core backers who favor privatization and taxpayer-funded religious education: He expanded taxpayer-funded choice not just to public schools but to private ones, and although he grounded his overall education rhetoric on strict measurement, opposed similar measures to hold private schools accountable. The result has been a series of embarrassments, including the preliminary




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WILL THEY EVEN BECOME PART OF THE NARRATIVE? approval of some schools for voucher spots that clearly didn’t have the facilities or qualified teachers to handle the new students. At the Legislature’s insistence, state Education Superintendent and Jindal ally John White has now instituted an accountability protocol for voucher schools that addresses at least some of critics’ concerns. And for good measure, “tax reform” tops Jindal’s agenda for the next legislative session, set to begin in April 2013. Details aren’t clear, but the early signs point to an emphasis on reducing as-yet unidentified exemptions, adopting lower, flatter corporate and individual rates and remaining revenue neutral. “He is trying to do a Louisiana version of what Mitt Romney talked about,” said Jan Moller, director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a non-profit advocacy group that supports raising revenue to provide more services. While Jindal’s resume and rhetoric may appeal to like-minded people from a distance, up close, it’s often been far from pretty. The governor has drawn frequent charges of hypocrisy for, among other things: exempting his own office from tough public disclosure mandates; pushing a “transparency” bill that has allowed his office (and virtually the entire administration) to deny public records requests in record numbers; sharply criticizing the Obama stimulus plan even as he celebrated (and took credit for) the public projects it funded; and boasting of having signed the largest income tax decrease in state history — after having tried behind the scenes to derail it. State lawmakers have largely supported Jindal’s programs, and when they haven’t, his anointed leaders have meted out retribution by revoking choice committee assignments. The governor’s struggles with the mostly conservative Louisiana House of Representatives are noteworthy, suggesting his vulnerable flank is not on the left but on the right. For example, Jindal needed Democratic House votes to pass this year’s budget because GOP fiscal conservatives, egged on by rival Republicans such as U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Treasurer John Kennedy, refused to go along with the budget ploys that Jindal used to cover recurring expenses with one-time money. (Recently, a group of “fiscal hawks” led by River Ridge Republican Rep. Kirk Talbot asked Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to determine whether the budget is even constitutional.) Jindal argued that further cuts would devastate health care and higher education — something his situational allies on the left frequently accuse him of doing anyway. Things have gone more smoothly in the state Senate, where Jindal-backed President John Alario, a former Democrat who has emerged as perhaps the governor’s prime defender, held things together. Yet even Alario anticipates some


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tough times, specifically relating to Jindal’s rejection of Medicaid funding — which comes on top of prior cuts in federal funding. Those prior cuts caused the administration to shutter Southeast Louisiana Hospital near the GOP stronghold of Mandeville, a move that drew sharp protest from some of his strongest allies. “We’ve all been patient, letting the election go by. We understand the politics of it,” Alario said. Now, though, he adds, “I think we want to have a frank discussion, why would we go one direction or another. We trust his knowledge on this. … I think everyone wants to make sure there are services for people in need.” Things aren’t likely to get any easier in 2013. The budget picture grows gloomier by the week, and potential successors to the term-limited Jindal — Vitter and Kennedy among them — are beginning to maneuver for position in advance of the 2015 statewide elections. One thing that will be interesting to watch is what happens when Jindal’s two worlds collide. Will his problems (and his record) in Baton Rouge pierce the national portrait that Jindal has so diligently painted? Will they even become part of the narrative? Jindal has found himself an enviable perch, chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), from which to stay in the spotlight. Yet how will he line up with the many fellow governors who share his ambitions? One potential rival, the much-higher-profile Chris Christie of New Jersey, is scheduled to take over the RGA chairmanship after his own re-election campaign next year. How will the fact that Jindal hails from quirky, corruption-riddled Louisiana — despite his claims that he has cleaned things up — affect the nation’s perception of him? And when (if?) his profile rises to a level that warrants a closer examination of his record as governor by the national media, will that record stand up to rigorous scrutiny? Then there’s the fundamental question of whether Jindal is even ready for prime time. He clearly wasn’t the last time he tried to launch himself as a national opposition leader, when his response to Obama’s first congressional address inspired mockery even among GOP-friendly pundits. The biggest uncertainty, though, is whether Jindal can remain master of the moment in the long term. A lot can happen over the next few years. Times in Baton Rouge could get even tougher, the national mood on policies like Obamacare could soften, his party could reject his prescription to stay the course and start to rethink its platform, and world events can always cause seismic shifts in the political landscape. For the foreseeable future, though, this much seems certain: When Bobby Jindal talks, people are going to be listening.


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he day before unveiling a new vegetarian dish at Muriel’s Jackson Square, Chef Gus Martin explained his goal: Make a meal that’s elegant and fun. The next day, the latest in his series of vegetarian options appeared in the restaurant. A tasting menu on one plate, Martin’s dish featured a Parmesan polenta with chickpeas in basil vinaigrette, roasted carrot and ginger puree, braised Swiss chard, roasted beets with horseradish vinaigrette, shiitake mushrooms with rosemary and tomato wild rice, roasted butternut squash and parsnips tossed in Louisiana grapefruit gastrique. Each element packed a surprise flavor or unexpected texture. Elegant and fun — mission accomplished. Martin, who weighed 360 pounds for years and lost 120 pounds through diligent exercise, oversees a restaurant that offers not only a vegetarian dish worthy of fine dining, but also a gluten-free menu and nutritionist-approved dishes featured in the Eat Fit NOLA program by Ochsner Health System. “I’ve gone up and down on weight, so I like to have that balance,” he says. “It gives people an option to not be scared to eat.” Martin says his biggest challenge is avoiding salt. To sidestep salt and sugar, Martin roasts vegetables, intensifying and releasing the naturally occurring sugars found in most produce. In other words, he makes use of sugars most diners didn’t even realize they were eating. Martin also uses low-fat sauces and garnishes — vinegar reductions, oil infusions and herb-based garnishes — to increase flavor and depth without butter, salt or sugar. Finally, he examines traditionally sweet dishes and finds a savory twist. While developing the latest recipe, Martin considered using flan as its centerpiece. The new dish uses about eight to 10 micro-recipes. Rather than recreate Martin’s vegetarian magnum opus, I combined his beet and carrot recipes, substituting herbs for honey to meld the two disparate dishes together more strongly (the beauty of Muriel’s version is in its contrast) and make it suitable for Christmas or Rosh Hashana (beets are listed among the traditional foods for the Jewish New Year).



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snag, but 1st Lake almost every Properties 1st Lake boasts a apartment portfolio of 9,000 community has a washer apartments. PhOTO COuRTESY and dryer 1ST LAKE option, PROPERTiES Domingue says. “You’re never looking for a laundry care facility anywhere with a 1st Lake property,” Domingue says. “Most are going to have [a] full-sized washer and dryer inside the apartment home, which is a great, great feature.” The asset renters find most valuable, however, doesn’t have anything to do with special perks or features, Domingue says. She believes the company’s staff sets it apart. Each community has an on-site management and maintenance team to help with residents’ needs. The staff includes a property manager, assistant property manager and several leasing agents, as well as a team of around-the-clock emergency maintenance workers. The team includes technicians specializing in areas such as air-conditioning and grounds maintenance. “Someone’s always there,” Domingue says “Whether it’s in the middle of the night or during the day, you can always contact someone and they’ll be out to take care of your needs.”

SHopping nEWs thE KuPcaKE Factory (citywide; www. celebrates the grand opening of its fourth location at 911 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie (504-570-6420) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a raffle and free mini-cupcakes and hot chocolate. Attendees are encouraged to bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots, and 20 percent of proceeds from the “hurricakes” sold at the store benefit those affected by hurricane Sandy. thE ogdEn MusEuM oF southErn art (925 Camp St., 504-539-9600; hosts The Art of Giving, a special holiday shopping event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Museum members receive free wine and 15 percent off all items, which include art, jewelry, books, textiles and children’s items. There will be a cash bar and book signings, and attendees may view the six exhibitions, including Art of the Cup, that are on display in the museum.

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891-2424; celebrates the grand opening of its Mandeville location (2735 hwy. 190, 985-626-8900) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. There will be wine, cheese, cookies and a book signing by Bryan Batt.

dunLEith dEsigns, antiquEs, and giFts (1537 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-

272-0879; is closing. its entire inventory, which includes antiques, art, accessories, linens, furniture and lighting, is discounted up to 50 percent. nEW orLEans PharMacy MusEuM

(514 Chartres St., 504-565-8027; www. holds its Aqua Vitale Benefit from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. There will be cocktails, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $125, and all proceeds benefit the museum.

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st Lake Properties (4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 877440-5253; has been in business for more than 40 years. With a portfolio of more than 65 apartment communities and 9,000 apartments, its empire stretches across New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington, Slidell and Mississippi. Most units range in size from studio apartments to one-, two- or three-bedroom rentals. But Abbi Domingue, director of marketing and customer relations, says these are just the tip of the iceberg. “Anything that somebody’s looking for [regarding] price, size [or] amenities, we can pretty much guarantee,” Domingue says. 1st Lake’s most popular properties are those located within apartment communities. These apartments often feature standard amenities such as off-street parking, gated entrances and pool and fitness center access. “Every community’s going to have at least one swimming pool that we take care of and have up and running for any time that you need,” Domingue says, adding that most are pet-friendly. “Some communities may have two, three or four pools on site for their residents.” Access to laundry facilities can be a difficult prize for a renter to


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Break out the cocktail shaker and suddenly everyone is in the holiday spirit. So bring along a bottle or gift set as a hostess gift. Or pack the snacks. Salty pretzels, nuts, and almost anything spicy pair well with cocktails. And if you’reas fanatical about eating local as we are, go for Bergeron pecans or popcorn spiced with Tony Chachere’s.


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In his work as a travel journalist, Nick Vivion often found himself holding his notebook or camera in one hand and some fascinating bit of street food in the other. Cravings for those snacks helped inspire the menu at Booty’s Street Food (800 Louisa St., 504-266-2887;, the restaurant he and partner Kevin Farrell opened last week. Their chef, Greg Fonseca, has come up with a menu of small plates incorporating diverse international influences. The theme continues at the bar with cocktails and other drinks inspired by flavors from around the world. Vivion and Farrell moved to New Orleans from Seattle earlier this year. They also run a gay-themed news and culture website,, which partially explains their restaurant’s name. Their global menu also is part of it. “It’s tied to the pirate history of New Orleans. Our food comes from all over the world, just like pirate booty,” Vivion says. Booty’s is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. In the morning, the restaurant features breads and pastries from the nearby bakery Shake Sugary (3600 St. Claude Ave., 504-355-9345; www.shakesugary. com). The regular Booty’s menu begins at

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am all too acquainted with the look of maternal concern, and I thought I recognized it on Mie Horimoto’s face when I asked her about the maguro yamakake at her downtown Japanese restaurant Horinoya. “Not a lot of people like that,” she cautioned. I insisted, however, and soon learned why she tried to wave me off. The maguro part — chunks of raw tuna — was familiar enough, though the yamakake preparation involved grating a Japanese yam into a gooey, frothy, sour porridge which covered and coated the fish like a white film. With no spoon handy, I left most of the liquid untouched until my hostess urged me to pick up the small bowl and slurp it all down. “It’s good for you!” she cheered, sounding more maternal than ever. I wouldn’t order maguro yamakake again, but I wasn’t disappointed. I’d come to Horinoya seeking dishes outside the normal range for local Japanese restaurants, and this one hit the mark spectacularly. Horinoya is full of experiences like this, though the dishes that inspired future cravings far outnumber the oddities. There was the smoked duck, for instance, which arrived in wine-dark slices positioned over butterflied shrimp, the savory smokiness combining with the sweetened tartness of ponzu. For sugaki, raw oysters get a dose of that ponzu, plus the bite of scallions and lemon. The strong flavor of black cod mellowed into a buttery succulence after the fish was broiled for tara kasuzuke, while slices of marbled beef sizzled in butter on a hot stone

brazier we tended ourselves at the table. At the end was a bowl of ochazuke, a deeply restorative, palate-cleansing soup of rice and green tea broth. Mie and her husband, sushi chef Komei Horimoto, have run Horinoya (roughly translated as “Horimoto’s house”) since 2001. That would be long enough to breed familiarity, if not for the way their adherence to traditional Japanese cuisine stakes so many fresh revelations across Horinoya’s sprawling menu. Sometimes these are striking, like orange-colored pads of ankimo, or monkfish liver, which is rich and velvety, like foie gras, but also has a marine-tinged creaminess. Other times the revelations are subtle but fundamental, especially concerning the sushi. Seaweed tastes warmly toasty. Rice is packed loosely so individual grains seem to dissolve in the mouth. And between the fridge and your table, Horimoto takes care to temper the fish, so, like fine cheese, the proper texture and flavor comes across. For a tour de force, order Horinoya’s version of chirashi sushi, a tightly clustered collection of sashimi and salads arranged like a bouquet over pressed rice. The dining room is modern and linear, decorated with blonde wood and blue neon. In back are curtained-off tatami rooms, where guests remove their shoes and gather around low tables as Horimoto serves omakase style, selecting courses himself. You need a group — and special reservations — for the tatami room, but any seat in the house at Horinoya offers a clinic in classic Japanese flavors.

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Honoring Terra Madre

Slow Food, an international organization for local and traditional foods, celebrates its Terra Madre (“Mother Earth”) Day each year on Dec. 10, when chapters around the world hold events. Last year, there were more than 1,000 celebrations in 125 countries, and this year New Orleans will have its own Terra Madre Day event again too. After a two-year hiatus, Slow Food New Orleans ( was relaunched this past fall and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 the local group will host a Terra Madre Day event at Cleaver & Co. (3917 Baronne St., 504-227-3830;, the whole-animal butcher shop in Uptown. At various stations inside and outside the shop, Cleaver & Co. staff will conduct butchering demonstrations, staff from Swirl Wine Bar & Market will pour tasting portions of biodynamic wines and local Slow Food chairman Gary Granata and nutritionist Casey Miller will prepare dishes to eat on the spot. The butchering demo costs $10, the wine tasting costs $10 and dishes costs $5 or $10, with separate tickets available for each.

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Many New Orleans restaurants offer reveillon menus during the holiday season, and this year the number of participants has risen to 47. Diners also may notice more contemporary dishes across these menus this year. The term “reveillon” is derived from the



Baton Rouge native, Stan Harris began his restaurant industry career in the 1980s with TJM Restaurant Management, which is a large Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchisee and operator of Baton Rouge restaurants including TJ Ribs, Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant and Ruffino’s. He ran restaurants in other states, later became CEO of a large golf accessory supplier and then managing partner in a consulting business in Tennessee. Harris was tapped to lead the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) in 2011.

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What do you think sets the local restaurant industry apart? Harris: There is a community and a lifestyle here committed to dining and that’s just amazing. You want to see the difference? Where we go on vacation in Florida, the bulk of restaurants do not care if their food is great. They know these guests won’t be back for another 51 weeks, so as long as the food is acceptable that’s good enough. Well, in New Orleans word of an acceptable meal gets around pretty fast and it’s not a good thing. What do you think accounts for that difference? H: Look at the talent base you have here in the kitchens, and look at our purveyors. You have quality here you don’t see everywhere else. I took a friend from Tennessee to Parkway (Bakery and Tavern) for po-boys and he was amazed. He said, “A place like this would do great in Tennessee.” No it wouldn’t. The frying would be too greasy, they wouldn’t get the gravy right and they don’t have the bread. We take it for granted sometimes, but you can’t just make up what we have here. What’s a top issue for the LRA in 2013? H: We’ve got to find funding to get more events here. The hotels, the restaurants, the convention and visitors bureaus around the state, we all have the message. But I’m not sure the governor embraces the idea that tourism doesn’t just happen. These events don’t just come here because they like us, they come because we made the best case for them, we made the best deal. That’s the key to all of it: How do we keep feeding that engine of tourism? — IAN MCNULTY

French word for awakening, and this was the name early New Orleans Catholic families gave to the meal they ate at home after Mass on Christmas Eve. Reveillon dinners grew increasingly scarce as American Christmas traditions spread in the city, and by the middle of the last century they were all but extinct. In the late 1980s, French Quarter Festivals Inc. invoked the reveillon tradition for a restaurant promotion, transforming it into multi-course, prix fixe meals served throughout December. In the past, organizers recommended that participating restaurants feature traditional Creole dishes on their reveillon menus, but Georgia Rhody, a manger at French Quarter Festivals, says this year the group encouraged chefs to include more contemporary cuisine. That helps explain dishes like foie gras beignets on the reveillon menu at Palace Cafe (four courses, $55); oyster and tasso tourtiere (a Quebecois meat pie) at Martinique Bistro (five courses, $58); lobster, scallops and shrimp with pork belly at The Pelican Club (five courses,

$56); or chestnut-crusted sweetbreads and veal at Commander’s Palace (five courses, $85). As in the past, these reveillon menus tend to feature hearty, winter dishes with plenty of lamb and duck entrees, plus a few holiday-themed dishes, notably desserts involving eggnog. If you’re after buche de Noel, a traditional French and Creole dessert, check out the menu at Criollo Restaurant and Lounge (five courses, $75) inside the Hotel Monteleone. Broussard’s (four courses, $48) offers Bavarian food, reflecting the German heritage of owners’ Gunter and Evelyn Preuss. Also new this year is a weekday series of cooking demonstrations held in the French Market, where chefs prepare and serve samples of dishes from their reveillon menus. These demos begin at 2 p.m. on the Market Fare Stage and are held each Tuesday and Friday through Dec. 21. See all the participating restaurants’ reveillon menus and details at

2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 A Slavic kitchen inside Siberia offers meatless beet Reubens.

Lilette 3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636 A salad combines goat cheese, walnuts and smoky grilled beets.

Serendipity 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 407-0818 “Ravioli” fashioned from sliced golden beets are stuffed with goat cheese.

Truburger 8115 Oak St., (504) 218-7285 Beets are shredded and fried until they have a crusty edge for the veggie burger.




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The regional cooking of Italy drives the menu at Domenica (123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020;, but so do the cravings and upbringing of Alon Shaya, its Israeli-born chef. In 2010, he introduced Domenica’s first Jewish holiday-themed menus, and these are now annual fixtures during Rosh Hashana, Passover and Hanukkah, which this year is Dec. 8-16. Domenica is not a kosher restaurant (in fact, it’s noted for its salumi), and the Hanukkah dinner isn’t a kosher menu. Instead, it’s Jewish holiday traditions interpreted through an Italian kitchen. “It’s combining my Israeli identity and my Roman experience,” Shaya says. The four-course menu includes potato latkes with salmon caviar salad and goat cheese; spinach and ricotta crespelle (or Italian-style crepes); short ribs Hamin, a traditional Jewish stew; and donuts with cheesecake and satsuma curd. Domenica’s Hanukkah menu will be served between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 8-16 and costs $60.




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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. $$ sometHin’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-sat. Credit cards. $$ tReasURe islanD BUFFet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; 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. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYoU BeeR gaRDen — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to bayou beer Garden for a 10-oz. bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. lunch and dinner, late-night fri.-sat. Credit cards. $ DmaC’s BaR & gRill — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 304-5757; — stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys, burgers or salads. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. 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; www. — The boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ tHe RiVeRsHaCK taVeRn — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHamRoCK BaR & gRill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — shamrock serves an angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www. — The boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. lunch and dinner Mon.-sat., late-night fri.-sat. Cash only. $ 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 and dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

CaFe antoine’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — 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 honeyDijon 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) 3248271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. breakfast Thu.-sun., lunch Thu.-sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FReRet — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the freret Egg sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., fri.-sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe noma — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma. com — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with 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. $

CHINeSe FiVe Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — The large menu at five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUng’s golDen DRagon — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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


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. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www. — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 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. — this New York-style deli specializes in

Proprietor Hilmi Abdeljalil serves Middle Eastern food at Pyramids Cafe (3149 Calhoun St., 504-861-9602).


sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www. — the 24-hour grocery store has a deli and woodburning pizza oven. the deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 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. $$ 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 corianderspiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ page 55

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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. $$$

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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; www.schiroscafe. com — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 8949797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Saucy’s (4200 Magazine St., 504-301-2755; serves barbecue items like pulled-pork sandwiches dressed with coleslaw. Photo By CheRyL GeRBeR

TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant. com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served

with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www. — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. page 56

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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. $$$



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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; — 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. $$$

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KaKKOii JaPaNESE biSTREaUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola. com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MiKiMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — 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. $$ MiYaKO JaPaNESE SEaFOOD & STEaKhOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 4109997; — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ ROCK-N-SaKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; — Rock-nSake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ YUKi iZaKaYa — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; — 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) 5938118; — 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 Crawta-

out to eat tor crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. there also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TOMAS BiSTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WiNE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5254790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MeDIteRRaNeaN/ MIDDLe eaSteRN BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —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. $$ PYRAMiDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC aND FOOD BOMBAY CLuB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. the duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLuMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — there’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ HOuSE OF BLuES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffetstyle gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$

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NeIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine 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) 934-4700; www. — this cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATiE’S RESTAuRANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZa 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. $ NEW YORK PiZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; — 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. $ THEO’S NEiGHBORHOOD PiZZA — 4218 Magazine St., page 59

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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. $$$

LuCY’S RETiRED SuRFERS’ BAR & RESTAuRANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — this surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. 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. $$

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 latenight daily. Credit cards. $. $


RESTAuRANT R’EvOLuTiON — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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. $





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(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. $


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) 8974800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy 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. $

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. $

THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www. — 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. $$

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. $


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; — 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

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; house-made 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 herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; www.nohsc. com — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New orleans favorites. the thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlicherb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 5981200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbe-

cue 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 CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of supersized 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. $

General manager Jacob Williamson enjoys a steak at Crescent City Steak House (1001 N. Broad St., 504-821-3271; ). PHoto BY CHERYL GERBER

VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIetNaMeSe AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 8995129; — 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;— 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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KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; — 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. $

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 8320955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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Savory Sondheim A new musical vision for Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. By Lauren LaBorde


that grows into anger.” “There’s some tragic qualities to (Todd), too. He doesn’t start off a dick,” Scurvics says about the role. “He really has a mess thrown his way. What is it that changes people? Everyone goes through these conditions and if they survive, they’re completely different afterwards.” Gillet, who performs music often at the AllWays Lounge, both solo and with bands, doesn’t often appear in musicals. As Todd’s batty partner in crime, she plays the cello during one song in the production, and she says it’s been challenging not having the instrument during the rest of the show. “I’m more familiar with how to manipulate the cello, and I sing and play all the time, so the hardest part is not having the cello and having to do all this stuff with my body,” she says. “It does feel very naked.” Monn’s original idea was to have an “orchestral” production similar to that of the 2005 Broadway revival of the musical, in which the 10-person cast also provided the musical accompaniment. Gillet, Scurvics, Brian Coogan and Aurora Nealand will act in the play and play instruments during some songs, but the concept of an entirely orchestral production proved to be limiting. “The instruments inhibited them from moving,” Monn says. “I had to make that choice to not go that direction. Let’s just find these really awesome moments where I think they’ll shine as musicians within the characters.” “[A] lot of the music in (the revival) is really simplified,” he says. “If you listen to some of the songs, they’re not doing some of the harmonies that are written in the original score. They’re simplifying it to where people are seeing them more as musicians rather than having these outrageous five-part harmonies, which is what Sondheim is kind of the master of, these really complex vocal arrangements.”

Monn and set designer Helen Gillet and Ratty Scurvics Adam Tourek have some star in Sweeney Todd. creative staging planned for the small space and an immersive experience for the audience. Sweeney Todd DEC “I’m going to put audience 8 p.m. Thu.-Sun. wherever I can. I really want them to be in the midst of THRu AllWays Lounge & Theatre everything that’s going on DEC around them. Whenever 2240 St. Claude Ave. characters are referring to 218-5778 people who would normally be in the cast, they’ll be www.theallwaysreferring to people in the audience,” he says. “It’s not interactive, but definitely there’s actors and singing and moving around all around you. Ideally, I want it to be creepy enough where people don’t know where (the actors) are going to pop up and where they’re going to be.” Besides Scurvics and Nealand, other Threepenny Opera alum appearing in this cast include Pandora Gastelum, Altercation and Raymond “Moose” Jackson. “I like to choose shows with these people in mind,” Monn says. “They all love each other.”

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n a rehearsal for Sweeney Todd, director Dennis Monn is trying to make sense of a challenging musical passage with musical director Ainsley Matich and cellist Helen Gillet, who is trying not to stumble while spitting out lines like “Poppin’ pussies into pies.” Monn turns to the cast and says “I hate (Stephen) Sondheim.” Then why did he choose to stage the musical, replete with Sondheim’s hallmark wordy phrases and difficult vocal arrangements? “It’s just really fun for us to do something that’s rarely done and really challenging,” Monn says. “When I say I hate Sondheim, I think musically he’s a master. He’s a genius. But sometimes it just doesn’t make sense. That challenge in the space of ours with those resources is just the type of thing I like to do.” Monn is staging an ambitious, rollicking production of the dark musical in the theater space of the AllWays Lounge and Theatre, which typically hosts alternative fare like New Orleans Fringe Fest shows, gritty burlesque and gender-bending shows. His acclaimed version of the classic The Threepenny Opera featured a large cast of actors and musicians drawn from across the New Orleans theater community, and many of them are back for Sweeney. This production of the musical theater standard, which was revived on Broadway and the West End several times and made into a 2007 Tim Burton film, infuses the classic with downtown’s bohemian edge. When Monn considered doing the musical, he immediately thought of musician and composer Ratty Scurvics and Gillet for the roles of Todd and Mrs. Lovett, who, fueled by revenge and financial desperation, respectively, team up to manufacture some unsavory meat pies. (Monn says he owes some inspiration for picking the piece to the Bywater meat pie factory that shares a wall with his studio.) “I didn’t even decide I was going to do (the show) until I spoke to Helen and Ratty,” Monn says. Scurvics is a friend and frequent collaborator of Monn’s, and he played the menacing criminal Macheath, or Mack the Knife, in Threepenny Opera. “Dennis really knows how to pick them for me,” Scurvics says. “I think he’s got me typecast.” “Sweeney, historically in all the research I’ve done, he’s portrayed as angry the entire time,” Monn says. “I’m really trying to get Ratty to play a softer Sweeney


December 2012 MUSIC CALENDAR

MUSIC listings




504 Magazine’s First Anniversary Party featuring Nayo Jones plus special guests THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 8PM

Glen David Andrews


Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground


Colin Lake Band


The Wild Magnolias featuring Big Chiefs Bo Dollis Jr. & Monk Boudreaux

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Kid Merv & All That Jazz


Glen David Andrews SATURDAY DECEMBER 8 10PM

Alexey Marti & Urban Minds 8PM

Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 10PM

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration featuring Davell Crawford plus special guests SATURDAY DECEMBER 22 10PM

Colin Lake Band


IRvIN MAyfIELD’S I CLUb JW Marriott New Orleans 614 Canal Street (Common St. entrance) Cover paid at door unless otherwise indicated $5 discount valet parking for locals

for more up to date and show information call 504-527-6712 or visit Irvin Mayfield’s I Club @TheIClubNola

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 4 Banks Street Bar — micah mckee & friends, 8; Carlos barrientos & friends, 10 Blue Nile — open ears music series, 10 BMC — Carolyn broussard & the scotch Hounds, 5; eudora evans, 8; street legends brass band, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — ben labat, 6:30; tommy malone, 8 Circle Bar — all get out, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — the acacia strain, Veil of maya, Upon a burning body, Volumes, twitching tongues, 6 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — wendell brunious, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason marsalis, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — michael liuzza, 9 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rivershack Tavern — Danny alexander, 7 Siberia — birthstone, eets feats, low times, DJ 9ris 9ris, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; smokin’ time Jazz Club, 10

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center — Cactus truck, 9:30

WEdnESday 5 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — the soundman project, 8; gravity a, 10 BMC — the business, 5; blues-4-sale, 8; rue fiya, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — Catherine de mer, 7 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — leah rucker, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — blue trees, 7 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Consider the source, Doombalaya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam performs antonio Carlos Jobim, 8; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jonathan tankel, 8; mark Hernandez, 9 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — John royen, 12 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Charlie fardella & topsy Chapman, 7

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mark Kozelek

for a guy who writes such patient 10 p.m. saturday music, mark Kozelek can’t sit still. like Circle bar fellow low-strung contemporaries and brothers-in-harms bill Callahan, will 1032 st. Charles ave. oldham and Jason molina, Kozelek has (504) 588-2616 been a man in a band (red House painters) and a man as a band (sun Kil moon); here, as on much of the last two sun Kil moon albums, he’s just a man, his tender drawl backed only by a nylon-stringed guitar handled as gently and carefully as a swaddled child. those soft plucks and rippling arpeggios have couched Kozelek in Jose gonzalez’s loose-fitting nightdresses, and both 2010’s lostat-sea masterpiece Admiral Fell Promises and the may castaway Among the Leaves dabble in spanish classical guitar and the kind of painfully pretty singing and songwriting that doubled as nick Drake’s and elliott smith’s suicide notes. but his breathtaking lyrics now read like the giant exhale of a notoriously tight chest — whether directed at himself (“sunshine in Chicago makes me sad/ my band played here a lot in the ’90s when we had/ a lot of female fans and f—k, they all were cute/ now i just sign posters for guys in tennis shoes”), his fallen peers (“songwriting costs, it doesn’t come free/ ask elliott smith, ask richie lee/ ask mark linkous, ask shannon Hoon/ to get up on stage and sing you a tune”) or the poor cities he tours (“finland, finland/ so many trees, John Denver would be pleased ... Denmark, Denmark/ everybody’s white, everyone rides bikes ... london, london/ it’s all the rage — if your favorite color’s beige.”) the only person not laughing is his booking agent. tickets $15. — noaH bonaparte pais Preservation Hall — st. peter street all-stars feat. John royen, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — tom worrell, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Jerry embree, 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; st. louis slim & the french, 10

THURSday 6 Banks Street Bar — Kathryn rose, 9 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7

Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 BMC — Hubcap Kings, 5; truman Holland & the back porch review, 8; Upstarts, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — aurora nealand, 8 Burgundy Bar — the Yat pack, 8:30

Carrollton Station — Dominique LeJeune, Jesse Smith, Collin McCabe, & Duz Mancini, 9:30 Checkpoint Charlie — The Asteroid Shop, Airplanes Above Us, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Kenny Neal, 8; Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, 11 Circle Bar — Pancake, Mopsik, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Rick Trolsen, 9:30 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; Roman Skakum, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 Oak — Kristin Diable, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Kenny Brown, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Forest & Sweetwater, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Leroy Jones & Katja Toivola, 7 Preservation Hall — Paulin Brothers Brass Band, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

Rivershack Tavern — Christian Serpas & George Neyrey, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Leon Chavis, 8:30 Siberia — Rotten Milk, Paul B, Joey Buttons, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — John Hebert Trinity Project, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Surrender the Fall, Headspill, Age of Ashram, 9 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Friday 7 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Bayou Beer Garden — Ponchartrain Wreck, 8:30 Bistreaux — Aaron Lopez-Barrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Soul Project, 10 BMC — Darwin’s Monkey Wrench, 3; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 6; Dana Abbott Band, 9; Street Legends Brass Band, midnight Buffa’s Lounge — Cori Walters & the Universe Jazz Band, 8 Burgundy Bar — Perdido Street Jazz Band, 9 page 64

Fri. Dec. 7 | Debauche + Julie Odell Sat. Dec. 8 | Flash + Eric Burton Sundays | Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Blaze @ 9pm Mondays | All Request w/ DJ Jacob Durr Tuesdays | 80s Night Dance Party @ 10pm Wednesdays | Open Mic @ 7pm Thursdays | Ladies Night

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THU The Trio feat. Johnny V 12/6 George Porter, Jr & Guest FRI 12/7

Papa Mali & Double Uptown Shotgun

SAT George Porter, Jr & 12/8 his Runnin’ Pardners SUN SUN 12/9 3/13

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Checkpoint Charlie — Solid Giant, Red Shield, Mailbomber, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Pfister Sisters, 5:30; Mercy Brothers, 8:30 Circle Bar — Nasimiyu, Mahayla, 10 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari Trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Alvin Youngblood Hart, Kenny Brown, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10


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Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio & Friends, 7



Cafe Istanbul — Seguenon Kone, 10


EVERY THUR. IN DEC. · 8pm Walter "Wolfman" Washington



Ponchartrain Wrecks 8:30pm

SAT Egg Yolk Jubilee 12/8 10pm FRI


Little Freddie King 9pm

Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Soulkestra, 5 Howlin’ Wolf — NOLA Polar Express benefit for Children’s Hospital and Ochsner feat. Naughty Professor, Scorseses, Bantam Foxes and others, 6:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — David Reis, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Agent 86, 8; Kathryn Hose & the Love, 9; Married Women, 10 Oak — Jenn Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Space Heaters, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Allen Toussaint, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Otis Bazoon & the Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Will Smith, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Mustard Brothers, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Mixed Nuts, 9:30 Saturn Bar — Native America, Boyfrndz, Babes, Proud Father, 9 Siberia — Ned Sublette, 7; Rise Fest feat. Skuds, Krang, Christ Puncher, Fat Stupid Ugly People and others, 8


SAT Mo Jelly 8:30pm

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, 8 & 10

SAT Dave Ferrato 8:30pm

Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10




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

Saturday 8 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Sky Captains of Industry, Scarecrow Sonic Boombox, Sundog; Lyriqs da Lyriciss, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Ampersand — Popeska, 10 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Banks Street Bar — Preston Leger, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Egg Yolk Jubilee, 10 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Eric Lindell, Mia Borders, Peter Fuller, 10 BMC — Hubcap Kings, 3; Yisrael Trio, 6; Upstarts, 9; Big Easy Brawlers, midnight Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Burgundy Bar — Bobby Lonero & the New Orleans Express, 9 Cafe Istanbul — Benefit for Anna’s Arts for Kids feat. AJ Loria, Bodhi3, Treme Community Choir and others, 7 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio & Friends, 10 Carrollton Station — Susan Cowsill Band, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Mastersons feat. Bonnie Whitmore, 9 Circle Bar — Mark Kozelek, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Suplecs, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tony Seville Quartet, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hangar 13 — Hillbilly Casino, 9 House of Blues — Troy Turner, 5 Howlin’ Wolf Den — DeRobert & the Half-Truths, Honeyboy Carencro, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Don Vappie, 8; Lagniappe Brass Band, 11:59 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Kay 9, 7; Lilli Lewis, 8; Clyde Albert, 9; Fens, 10 Oak — Mumbles, 9 Old Point Bar — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 9:30

Prytania Bar — Donavan Wolfington, Hello Chief, New Lands, 9 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Dave Ferrato & Tchoupazine, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Roddie Romero & the Hub-City AllStars, 9:30 Rusty Nail — Country Fried, 10 Siberia — Rise Fest feat. Dead to a Dying World, Gasmiasma, G.A.S.H., Nu-kle-er Blast Suntan, 6 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Bad Penny Pleasuremakers, 9 Tipitina’s — Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson, Bonerama Horns, Lee Oskar and others, 9 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SuNday 9 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Bujie & the Highrise, Andy Glish, 2; Bomb The Music Industry!, Rooks, Negation, Squirt Gun Warriors, Neil Berthier, 7 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, South Jones, Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 3 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8 BMC — The Mumbles, 3; Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Water Liars, 10 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues (Parish) — I Fight Dragons, MC Lars, Skyfox, 8:30 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. Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 7

Preservation Hall — New Orleans Nightingales feat. Ingrid Lucia, 8

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Grammy Award-winning


DECEMBER 2012 Calendar SATURDAYS 8pm 12/8 Don Vappie 12/15 Joe Krown Swing Band 12/22 & 29 Leroy Jones Quintet


Midnight Brass Band Jam featuring 12/8 Lagniappe Brass Band 12/15 Brass-A-Holics 12/22 & 29 Déjà vu Brass Band SUNDAYS 8pm Tyler’s Revisited featuring

Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth

MONDAYS 8pm Gerald French &

the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

9pm 12/31 New Year’s Eve Celebration

with Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse Revue plus special guests

TUESDAYS 8pm 12/4, 18, & 25

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Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2

Siberia — Rise Fest feat. Sky Burial, Pallbearers, Snot Rag, Dethrone and others, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Arturo Ofarrel, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rites of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30 Tipitina’s — Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6

Monday 10 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — The Art of Funk, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — John Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — John Wesley Coleman, 10 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8

Kenny Brown honed his Mississippi Hill Country blues style backing up legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside for 26 years. Brown plays at Ogden After Hours at the Ogden Museum at 6 p.m. Thursday, and he joins Alvin Youngblood Hart at d.b.a. at 10 p.m. Friday. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Uke Joint, 7; La Jeder, 9 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Washboard Rodeo, 7

classical/ concerts First Christian Church — 8121 Airline Drive, Metairie — Thu: Jefferson Chorale

Christmas concert, 7:30

Holy Name of Mary Church — 400 Verret St., Algiers, (504) 362-5511 — Sun: Musica da Camera, 3 Our Lady of Good Counsel — 1307 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-1906 — Sun: “A Garden District Christmas Concert” feat. Adolphe Adam, Benjamin Britten, Carson P. Cooman and others, 4 St. Timothy on the Northshore — 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3307 — Sun: Christmas on the Northshore concert feat. St. Timothy Choir, St. Timothy Youth Corale, Northshore Chamber Ensemble and guest soloists, 3 & 7 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Sun: Annual Messiah SingAlong, 5 Tulane University — Dixon Hall, (504) 865-5105 ext. 2; — Thu: “Peter and the Wolf” family concert, 7:30

8pm 12/5, 12, & 26 Grammy Award-winning

Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam performing the music of

Antonio Carlos Jobim $15 cover 8pm 12/19 Celebrating 10 years of the

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

featuring Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield and the NOJO Jam $15 cover

THURSDAYS 5pm Roman Skakun 8pm The James Rivers Movement FRIDAYS 5pm The Professor Piano Series 12/7 David Reis 12/14, 21, & 28 Joe Krown 8pm

Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown

Midnight Burlesque Ballroom featuring

Trixie Minx & Romy Kaye

Jason Marsalis 12/11 Carl LeBlanc


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NOw shOwING ALEX CROSS (PG-13) — a police detective’s (tyler perry) investigation of a hitman gets personal when the killer (matthew fox) kills the detective’s wife to send a message. AMC Palace 20 ANNA KARENINA (R) — Keira Knightley plays the title role in the adaptation of the tolstoy about a russian aristocrat who has a scandalous affair. Canal Place ARGO (R) — ben affleck directs the political drama based on tony mendez’s account of the rescue of six U.s. diplomats from tehran, iran during the 1979 iran hostage crisis. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 9

THE COLLECTION (R) — a young woman sneaks out of her house to attend a party, and a sick criminal crashes the party in search of victims. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 FLIGHT (R) — Denzel washington, Don Cheadle, melissa leo and others star in the drama about a troubling discovery surrounding a pilot’s emergency landing. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG) — Kevin James plays a biology teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money for his failing high school’s music program. AMC Palace 16 THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (NR) — eugene Jarecki’s documentary explores america’s war on drugs. Canal Place HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina

KILLING THEM SOFTLY (R) — based on the george V. Higgins novel set in new orleans, a professional enforcer (brad pitt) investigates a heist that occurred during a high stakes, mob-protected poker game. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, 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 LIFE OF PI (PG) — ang lee directs the adaptation of Yann martel’s 2001 adventure novel. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 LINCOLN (PG-13) — steven spielberg’s biopic stars Daniel Day-lewis as abraham lincoln and sally field as mary todd lincoln. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13) — logan lerman, emma watson and ezra miller star in the film adaptation of stephen Chbosky’s young adult novel about an outcast who’s embraced by two eccentric classmates. AMC Palace 20 PITCH PERFECT (PG-13) — a rebellious student (anna Kendrick) is determined to update a college a capella group’s repertoire before a championship event. Hollywood 14 RED DAWN (PG-13) — a group of young people forms a guerilla army to defend their washington town from invading north Koreans in the remake of the 1984 film. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12,

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) — the animated fantasyadventure film is based on william Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE SESSIONS (R) — a journalist and poet with polio (John Hawkes) seeks the services of a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity. AMC Palace 20 SKYFALL (PG-13) — Daniel Craig returns as James bond in the spy thriller. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 TAKEN 2 (PG-13) — the sequel to the 2008 thriller finds a retired intelligence agent (liam neeson) dealing with the same criminals who once abducted his daughter. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART II (PG-13) — in the fifth and final installment of the series, bella and edward must protect their child from a vampire coven. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, 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 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

OPENING FRIDAY PLAYING FOR KEEPS (PG13) — a former professional athlete attempts to turn his life around by coaching his son’s soccer team, but he has trouble resisting the players’ attractive mothers.

sPEcIAl scREENINGs BABES IN TOYLAND (NR) — the 1961 Disney musical stars ray bolger, annette funicello, tommy sands and ed wynn. 10 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 11, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; BIG EASY EXPRESS (NR) — emmett malloy’s documentary captures bands edward sharpe and the magnetic Zeros, old Crow medicine show and mumford and sons during their 2011 tour aboard a vintage train that ended in new orleans. Visit screening/498 for tickets. Tickets $5.75. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts


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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

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Killing Them Softly (R) Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta Wide release

Australian filmmaker Andrew Dominik’s mob movie Killing Them Softly reveals its true nature in an odd but memorable opening sequence. Debris blows around an empty and burned-out urban landscape. the year is 2008, and both the presidential campaign and the financial crisis hang heavy in the air. A speech by Barack Obama provides the only accompaniment to the stark images, but it’s all cut in an intentionally jarring and disorienting style that repeatedly interrupts the eloquent candidate in mid-sentence — sometimes mid-word. Clearly this is not going to be a conventional crime thriller. And like the rest of Dominik’s movie — which takes great pains to conflate gun-wielding gangsters with the kind found on Wall Street — it seems a bit heavy-handed. But dull or predictable it’s not. Writer/director Dominik, who previously was known primarily for the brooding Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, based Killing Them Softly on George V. Higgins’ 1974 crime novel Cogan’s Trade, which was set on the mean streets of Boston. the movie was shot last year in New Orleans — sometimes recognizably so — but specific towns mentioned in the script suggest New Jersey. Dominik wants us to understand that the exact location of events doesn’t matter. this is America, and as clear-headed but ruthless hit man Jackie Cogan (brilliantly portrayed by Brad Pitt) eventually tells us, “it’s not a country, it’s a business.” this climactic scene (which includes a cameo by New Orleans’ own John “Spud” McConnell) also steals a key line directly from the Coen Brothers’ classic Blood Simple, revealing a primary source of the film’s withering worldview. Killing Them Softly makes the most of all its pop-culture references. the story involves the grisly consequences of a poor decision made by small-time crooks to rob a high-stakes, mob-connected poker game. But the important thing here is character. Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) appear in key roles as a tragically loose-lipped hood and a sociopathic killer, respectively. their presence instantly recalls the best mob stories of the last couple of decades and provides a foundation on which the movie can build its own identity. As cultural references go, the film’s use of a wordless two-chord vamp from the Velvet Underground’s “Heroin” to underscore an addict’s reveries may not constitute subtlety, but it’s highly effective nonetheless. Much has been made of the film’s extreme violence, but that element is concentrated mostly in two scenes crucial to the film’s larger aims. One involves a brutal beating that’s vivid and realistic enough to make you avert your eyes. the other transforms an assassination into a beautiful slow-motion ballet of bullets and broken glass that would have made director Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch) proud. there’s nothing gratuitous or cartoonish about these scenes. Movies like Killing Them Softly and the recent Killer Joe use violence to reveal something true about our culture, and they shine a harsh light on lesser movies that sensationalize brutality. It’s never easy to watch, but that is precisely the point. — KEN KORMAN

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DETROPIA (NR) — The documentary by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp) captures Detroit amid the collapse of the economy. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; FAUBOURG TREME: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BLACK NEW ORLEANS (NR) — Lolis Elie and Dawn Logsdon’s documentary explores the history of the oldest black neighborhood in America. The screening is part of the NOLAsyncroniCITY film series. Visit for details. Free admission. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge. com THE FLAT (NR) — The Israeli documentary follows filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger as he uncovers a troubled family history

after his grandmother’s death. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Dec. 11, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 SUNSHINE BY THE STARS: CELEBRATING LOUISIANA MUSIC (NR) — Harry Connick Jr. appears at the premiere screening of the musical documentary. Reservations requested. Call 504-568-7056 for details. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-568-6993; www.crt. usmint V/H/S (R) — A group burglarizing a desolate house finds a series of terrifying films recorded on VHS tapes. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania. com WHEEDLE’S GROOVE: SEATTLE’S FORGOTTEN SOUL OF THE 1960S AND 70S (NR) — The documentary explores Seattle’s soul scene, which enjoyed a heyday and then quickly slipped into obscurity. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, New Orleans African American Museum, 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www. THE WIZARD OF OZ (NR) — Judy Garland plays Dorothy, a girl swept away in a tornado

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CRY OF THE THIRD EYE (NR) — Opera singer Lisa E. Harris’ film follows a young girl as she encounters a gentrifying neighborhood in search of her lost dog. Harris will appear at the screening for a Q&A and to provide musical narration for the film. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 9:15 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.

Holy Motors | In the long awaited return of French director Leos Carax (The Lovers on the Bridge), a mysterious figure rushes through Paris from one meeting to another, changing characters for each as the strange fantasy seems to change the film genre with the action.





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OPENING BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Archaeologies of the Extraordinary Everyday,” dolls and mixed media on canvas by Anne Marie Grgich; “The Filthy Fs,” paintings by VonHoffacker; both through Jan. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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FLEXSPACE. 638 Clouet St. — “Giving Light,” photographs by Tabitha Austin, through Dec. 15. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.


SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Facade,” photographic collage by J. Stirling Barrett, through Feb. 2. Opening reception 7 p.m. to midnight. Saturday. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — “Sexual Expression,” female portraits by Veronica Ali, through Jan. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8928650; — “Wax On,” encaustic works by Louisiana artists curated by Jessica Danby, through Jan. 12. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; — “Painters’ Choice,” photographs by Lake Newton in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

by Dinah DiNova, Britney Anne Majure and William Widmer in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Dec. 21.

A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www. — “Moonshine & Stratum Lucidum,” photographs by Louviere + Vanessa; “Salt and Time,” photographs by Shelby Lee Adams, through December. “Natural Histories,” photographs by Keith Carter in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Nocturnes,” photographs by Josephine Sacabo in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. — “A Good Defense,” works by Beth Bojarski, through January. ART HOUSE ON THE LEVEE. 4725 Dauphine St., 247-8894 — “The Polaroid Years,” photographs by Richard McCabe in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Dec. 22. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — “Against the Tide,” paintings and mixed media by Jacqueline Bishop; “Send it On Down,” photographs by Deborah Luster in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; both through Dec. 22. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. — Oil paintings by Bernard Beneito, ongoing.


BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; — “Perspectives,” photographs

BIG BUNNY FINE ART. 332 Exchange Alley, 309-2444; — “Old Enough For Ghosts,”

works by Greg Gieguez, Steve Lohman, Sarah Nelson and Hanneke Relyea, ongoing.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. — “Earth Never Leaves Your Hands,” photographs by Lindsay Carter Pritchard in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 8. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — Works by Jere Allen, Christina Goodman, Sonia Kouyoumdjian, Mary Hardy and gallery artists, through Dec. 29. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www. — Works by Joachim Casell, Phillip Sage, Rene Ragi, Jack Miller and others, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 8916789; www.coleprattgallery. com — Mixed-media constructions by Hasmig Vartanian; “Field Notes: The Dialogue Continued,” photographs by Leslie Addison and George Havard Yerger in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Dec. 29. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “loss,” photographs by Souzan Alavi in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 5. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing. com — Hand-carved works in wood by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 5243936; — “The Wildflower Series,” oil paintings by Busch, through Jan. 3. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; — images from the book “Jackson Squared” by Will Crocker, Jackson Hill and Tom Varisco; paintings by Romy Mariano, through Dec. 29. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 5680955; — Works by Paul Santoleri, through Jan. 12. GALLERY 30-OH-1. Joey K’s, 3001 Magazine St., second floor — “Living on Stilts,” works by Aimee Farnet Siegel, through December. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; — “New Orleans Spirits: iconic Bars and Libations,” works by Alan Flattmann, Kenny Harrison,




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NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity,” multimedia works depicting experiences of multicultural populations, through Dec. 16. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “Contemporary Antiques,” a group photography show curated by Franke Relle in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 5. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip tipton, tamra Carboni and Caren Nowak, ongoing. RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., 525-2500; — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 —

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LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; — Photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; — “Random Daze,” works by Dwayne Conrad, Natasha Sanchez, Pat Jolly, Amanda Leigh and Brian Cunningham, through Jan. 7. SIBERIA. 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — “Hostile Work Environment,” concert photographs by Gary LoVerde, through Dec. 23.

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RAU FOR ART FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION. M.S. Rau Antique’s foundation, which provides scholarships to student artists in Orleans and Jefferson Parish high schools, has an art competition that awards scholarships and an opportunity to study in Italy. Visit for details. Application deadline is Dec. 21.

museums AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Yet Do I Marvel: Countee Cullen and the Harlem Renaissance,” an exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen and his literary and artistic contemporaries, through Dec. 20. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — “Color Fall Down,” photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction

GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 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., 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, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Jewels through History,” jewelry by Mario Villa; “Ritual Forms: the Sculptures and Drawings of Clyde Connell”; both through Dec. 30. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. — “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., 568-6968; — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. M.S. RAU ANTIQUES. 630 Royal St., 523-5660; www. — “Impressionism: Influences and Impact,” paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, through Jan. 4. NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; — “the Labat Project,” oral history and family archives exploring Creole culture of coastal Mississippi by Lori K. Gordon, through Dec. 26. “Bambara: From Africa to New Orleans, From the Gambia River to the Mississippi,” through Dec. 29.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” paintings by Richard Clague, Marshall Smith Jr. and William Buck, through Jan. 6. “Lifelike,” works based on commonplace objects and situations by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James 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. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. “CURRENtS,” a showcase of photography by New Orleans Photo Alliance members, through Jan. 6. “50 Photographs: An Iconography of Chance,” works by tav Falco; “Something Whispered, Something Sung,” photographs by Louviere+Vanessa; “Salt & truth,” photographs by Shelby Lee Adams, through Jan. 7.



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M. BUTTERFLY. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; — frederick mead directs David Henry Hwang’s re-telling of a french diplomat’s 20-year affair with a Chinese opera star and Communist spy. tickets $20. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday and 4 p.m. sunday. MOON COVE. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; — amy woodruff performs her multimedia solo show, a ghost story about her acadian ancestors. tickets $15. 8 p.m. tuesday. THE PECAN CRACKER. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 461-9475; www. — the musical is a new orleans twist on The Nutcracker with buttermilk drops, a cockroach army, dancing alligators and snowflakes in City park. tickets $17-20. 7:30 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday, through Dec. 23. ROMEO & JULIET. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — performers use the space of noma’s great Hall in the nola project’s interactive production of the shakespeare tragedy. tickets $24 general admission, $12 noma members and obstructed view area. 7:30 p.m. wednesdaythursday and sunday, through Dec. 16. no show Dec. 12. SCROOGE IN ROUGE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www. — Jefferson turner re-imagines The Christmas Carol as a british music hall show in the production starring ricky graham, Yvette Hargis and Varla Jean merman. tickets $26. 8 p.m. thursday and friday-saturday and 6 p.m. sunday through Dec. 23. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF

FLEET STREET. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; — Cellist Helen gillet and ratty scurvics star in the sondheim musical about a murderous barber. tickets $25. 8 p.m. thursday-sunday through Dec. 16. UNROUTE. The Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave. — reese Johanson performance Collective’s modern, multidisciplinary cabaret explores intimacy. tickets $10. 11:30 p.m. saturday-sunday. WAITING AROUND: THE RESTAURANT MUSICAL. St. Martin’s Episcopal School Solomon Theater, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, 736-9930 — ricky graham and Harry mayronne’s musical comedy that once had an off-broadway run depicts life in the service industry. proceeds benefit episcopal relief & Development’s sandy response fund. Visit for reservations. tickets $10-$100. 8 p.m. thursday. WHITE SAUCE & DIAPER BABIES. The Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave. — Diana shortes’ multimedia production explores the life and work of poet anne sexton. tickets $10. 11:30 p.m. friday. THE WINTER WONDERETTES. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — the musical follow-up to The Marvelous Wonderettes features the girl group singing holiday classics. tickets $18.50 general admission, $14 children under 12. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday through Dec. 15.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 5532331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

REV. SPOOKY LESTRANGE & HER BILLION DOLLAR BABY DOLLS. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — the burlesque troupe performs. tickets $15. 8:30 p.m. monday and Dec. 11. SLOW BURN BURLESQUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the burlesque troupe presents “Jesus’ big birthday burlesque bash.” tickets $15. 10 p.m. saturday.

DANCE BALLET HISPANICO & THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; — the show combines Cuban, jazz and big-band

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AUDITIONs CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 4530858 or visit for details. 7 p.m. Monday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; — The men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 3639001 or visit for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

COmeDy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — 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 for details. Tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY FUSION REVIVAL. Irish House, 1432 Saint Charles Ave., 595-6755; www. — Redbean, Jonah Bascle, James Cusimano and J.D. Sledge headline the show benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive. Tickets $5 with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy, $15 general admission. 9 p.m. Friday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. — 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., 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. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; — Leon Blanda page 79

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LEVEL 5 IMPROV GRADUATION. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — the theater’s level 5 improv class performs. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — 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. QUIT YOUR DAY JOB COMEDY TOUR. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — Stand-up comedians Matt Ward, Grady Ray and J.C. Ratliff share stories about quitting bad jobs. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday.

SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 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., 865-9190; — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday. TNM STUDENT UNION. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — the show features up-and-coming performers, new student troupes and improv class recitals. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday.

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If George Orwell had written The Divine Comedy, Beirut would be one of the circles of hell. Alan Bowne wrote the play in the late ’80s, when AIDS was causing widespread panic, and he died from AIDS complications shortly after the play’s premiere. It may not sound like an appetizing evening of theater, but the recent production at Mid-City theatre was as fascinating as it was appalling. torch (Christopher Ramage) lounges restlessly in what looks like a cheap and messy apartment. there’s a convertible bed and heaps of clothing strewn around the room. All this has a semi-abstract air that emphasizes the symbolic nature of the tale, but it’s a sizzling story and the actors were focused and convincing. torch is a “Positive” — he has the antibodies showing he’s been infected by a new, sexually transmitted fatal disease. He’s locked in quarantine. Society is unhinged by this plague, and Positives are imprisoned in a New York tenement called Beirut. “Negatives,” or uninfected people, are forbidden from entering the compound. All encounters are monitored by sex detectors, and some transgressing Negatives have been lynched and left hanging on 14th Street as a warning. torch’s girlfriend Blue (Idella Johnson) arrives. She’s a Negative and has risked her life to see him. Her motive is probably love, but that’s the one four-letter word the two use sparingly. In general, the play’s language is over the top, including that of a sadistic guard who looks for lesions in the dark with a flashlight — a bit of theatrics that strained credulity. Blue wears a burlap muumuu, since it’s illegal to dress provocatively. She drops the dress to reveal an exceedingly sexy outfit: black stockings and a corset. She is determined to provoke torch. It’s an unusual and explicitly erotic struggle. It seems Blue wants to become infected by torch and stay with him in this prison cell. torch can’t stand the idea of passing on the disease to her. In spite of much trashy talk and behavior, the basic conflict speaks of old-fashioned romantic love. Fred Nuccio (who plays the guard) directed the play, along with Dane Rhodes. Beirut is a daring play, and Ramage and Johnson walked the tightrope between exhibitionism and drama with poise. Anyone who lived through the outbreak of AIDS and the accompanying paranoia will recognize the recent past in this grim future. — DALt WONK


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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Clearview Shopping Center, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-0202 — proceeds from the event benefit a local children’s charity. admission $5. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


CRITTER CINEMA. LA/ SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 368-5191; www. — the la/spCa screens g-rated movies at the event with pizza, popcorn and animals for cuddling. the event is for children ages 5-10, and guests should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. pre-registration required. Call 762-3314 or email admission $25. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. INVINCIBLE CZARS’ DANCE-IT-YOURSELF NUTCRACKER. 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — with props, dancers and lights in tow, austin’s invisible Czars leads the audience through their whimsical, interactive version of tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Costumes are encouraged. admission $5 children, $10 general admission. 11 a.m. REINDEER RUN & ROMP. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (800) 774-7394; — participants receive bells for their sneakers, antlers, a race t-shirt and a bag of holiday items at the holiday fun run for kids. the aquarium hosts activities including yoga for kids and parents, pictures with santa, music, games, crafts and more after the race. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race. TEA PARTY FOR THE DOLLS. Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St., 523-7257 — Children are encouraged to bring their favorite dolls to the tea party featuring carols and storytelling. adults can tour the house and have refreshments.

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888; www. — the park showcases light displays at the event that also features live music and holiday activities. Visit www. for details. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. sunday-thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. friday-saturday, through Jan. 1. C.G. JUNG SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS PROGRAM. Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., 895-1222; www. — the meeting includes a screening of Peter Birkhauser: A Modern Artist Who Breaks the Mold and analyst Deldon anne mcneely leads a discussion. admission free for members, $10 nonmembers. 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. GREENING MARDI GRAS. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — the aim of the conference is to discuss the ecological and economical impact of Carnival throws and to present krewes with eco-friendly alternatives to importing Chinese plastic beads. free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 5 ARTS & ACTION. Propeller Social Innovation Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave. — Community works of louisiana (Cwla) hosts the fundraiser with live music, beer, wine, appetizers and art created by students in

Cwla programs. Visit www. for details. admission $20. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call 5281944 ext. 229 for details. noon. NEW ORLEANS PERSONAL COMPUTER CLUB MEETING. Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie St., 737-3810 — bob annoni, president of sandler training, discusses the computer-like operation of the human brain and how it impacts thinking and communication. Call for details. free admission. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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 6 ALLIANCE FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER. Canal Street Inn, 3620 Canal St., 4833033; — the fundraiser features food from Canal street bistro, music by Cristina perez and a guest speaker discussing energy issues. Visit www.all4energy. org for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDING COMPETITION. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 9489961; — local housing nonprofits build now, st. bernard project, make it right, project Homecoming, project Home again and Habitat for Humanity host the competition and party with prizes, celebrity judges and more. admission $10 in advance, $20 at the door. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD WAR II. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — the conference, themed “stemming the nazi tide: the end of the beginning,” brings together world war ii authors, historians and veterans. Visit for details. weekend passes start at $499. thursday-saturday.





PREVIEW PARENTS OF TROUBLED ADULTS MEETING. Jewish Family Service, 3330 West Esplanade, Suite 600, Metairie, 831-8475; www. — The bi-monthly meeting offers support to parents whose adult children suffer from depression, mental illness, addiction disorders and other difficulties. Cecile Tebo from the NOPD Crisis Unit discusses “When There is a Crisis with Your Adult Child: Resources in Our Community.” Call 831-8475. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. TOASTS & TAILS & JINGLE BELLS. NO Fleas Market, 7611 Maple St., 324-4727; — The holiday party features light hors d’oeuvres, treats for dogs, door prizes, a fashion show, a costume contest, raffle and pet photos with Santa. Admission $5. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 7 THE ART OF GIVING. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — The museum’s holiday market features original art, art glass, jewelry, ceramic and wood works, books, CDs by Southern musicians and more. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET. Fulton Street, at Poydras Street near Harrah’s Hotel — On Friday and Saturday, the street offers photos with Santa, roaming carolers, an area with holiday treats, decorations and a nightly faux snowfall. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Through Dec. 22. NOLA POLAR EXPRESS. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — Naughty Professor, The Scorseses,

SOUL ROLL. Airline Skate Center, 6711 Airline Drive, 733-2248; — DJ Soul Sister hosts the skate party benefiting the nonprofit Women With a vision. Admission $10 (includes skate rental). 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 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.

SATURDAY 8 ALGIERS POINT HOME TOUR. Algiers Ferry Dock, 200 Morgan St. — The Algiers Point Association’s annual tour showcases four homes in the neighborhood. visit for details. Admission $12 per day in advance, $15 day of event. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS RUN/WALK. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 4824888; — The 2-mile race allows runners to see the park’s Celebration in the Oaks light display before opening hours. visit for details. Admission $20-$25. 3:30 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. FINDERS FETE. Pat O’Brien’s, 718 St. Peter St., 525-4823; www.patobriens. com — The scavenger hunt has participants solve riddles, answer questions and take pictures to win prizes, and there is a postrace party at Pat O’Brien’s. Participants can also donate food, a leash, collar, toy, bed or money to the LA/SPCA at the event. visit www. for details. Admission $20 in advance, $25 day of event. 9:30 a.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range

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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, 3628661 — The weekly rain-orshine 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. MARCHE DU NOEL. Lycee Francais de la NouvelleOrleans, 5951 Patton St., 620-5500; — The school’s fundraiser is a holiday market with food, games and more. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. NOLA RISING’S IT’S YOURS, TAKE IT. Lickety Splits Sweet Shop, 1043 Poland Ave. — Guest can bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and exchange it for art donated to NoLa Rising. visit www. for details. Noon to 5 p.m. OCH HOLIDAY MARKET. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc. net — The market will have live holiday music and serve eggnog and hot buttered

rum alongside its usual selection of locally made arts and crafts. visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PIETY STREET MARKET. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., 908-4741 — More than 40 vendors offer art, handmade jewelry and crafts, vintage collectibles and flea market finds. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15. A RECORDS REVIEW: COLONIAL DOCUMENTS GOING DIGITAL. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-568-6993; www.crt. — The party with French and Spanish fare and live music supports the effort to digitize museum documents. Admission $75. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., 8754268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDS WRITING WORKSHOPS. University of New Orleans, Lakefront Campus — The university hosts workshops for local

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HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; — The annual holiday festival features a Kwanzaa demonstration, a market and live music by Delfeayo Marsalis, Germaine Bazzle, Kidd Jordan, Bamboula 2000 and more. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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corner of Lakeshore Drive and Coffee Street, 523-6530 ext. 108; — the highlight of the event is a parade that rolls down Lakeshore Drive, and there is also music by Don Vappie and Mandeville and Woodlake Elementary Schools, Ballet Apetrei performing scenes from The Nutcracker and a boat parade on the lake. 4 p.m.

SUNDAY 9 RACE FOR CRIMESTOPPERS GNO. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888; www. — the 5K run and 1K walk benefits the nonprofit. Visit for details. Admission $20. 8:15 a.m.

SUNDAY 10 HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-568-6993; www. properties/usmint/ — Curator Polly Rolman-Smith presents behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s science and technology collection. Reservations are required. Call 523-3939 for details. Admission $15 Friends of the Cabildo and Louisiana Museum Foundation members, $20 nonmembers. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday and Dec. 12.


CAll fOR VOlUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patientservice programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 3097304 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 required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 4951459 or email for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. the nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. the center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email for information.

304-2275, email volunteer@ or visit for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8328111 — 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 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 Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details. 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 www.lowernine. org 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 888-5880 for details.

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.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 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 527-6012 ext. 243 or email for details.

HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. the volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call

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HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 5873663; — the Hornets play the Los Angeles Lakers. 7 p.m. Wednesday and the Memphis Grizzlies. 7 p.m. Friday. Visit hornets for details.



EVENT LIStINGS for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleansarea inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and www. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; — the council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. the StAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email or visit for details.

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TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. the teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middleand upper-school New Orleans


students. Call 831-8475 for details. VISITING PET PROGRAM VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie St., 737-3810 — the animal-assisted therapy program offers an orientation for prospective volunteers. Email or visit for details. Admission $10. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

WORDS 17 POETS! LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES. Gold Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; — Writers Michael Zell and Jenn Marie Nunes read from their works. An open mic follows. 8 p.m. thursday. 1718 READING SERIES.

Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; —

the reading event features Benjamin Morris, followed by a student reading. 7 p.m. tuesday. BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information.

BILL FINCH. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — the author discusses and signs Longleaf: As Far As the Eye Can See. 1 p.m. Saturday. CHRISTOPHER R. BROWNING. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — the author signs and discusses Ordinary Men. 6 p.m. Wednesday. COLD•CUTS. Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., 9473735; — the monthly poetry and performance series features three readers. Visit www. for details. 7 p.m. Saturday. CORNELL LANDRY. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. — the children’s author signs The Amazing Adventure of Mardi Gras Bead Dog. 1 p.m. Saturday.

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FOUND MAGAZINE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — Davy and Peter Rothbart share found objects and songs, and Davy reads from his essay collection My Heart is an Idiot. Visit for details. Admission $5. 8 p.m. Friday.

DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — 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., 913-9073; www.fairgrinds.

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FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; — the group discusses Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot. 5:45 p.m. tuesday.

FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — 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.

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American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 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. POPULAR FICTION BOOK CLUB. Lakeshore Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., 838-1100; www.jefferson.lib. — the group discusses Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts. 6:30 p.m. thursday. RENE BRUNET & JACK STEWART. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — the authors sign and discuss The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans. 7 p.m. Wednesday. SUE CAMPBELL. Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road, 838-4353 — the author signs and discusses Conversations in Heaven: The Amazing Journey. 6 p.m. tuesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — the group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail. com for details.

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FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122 $295 Brand New Iron Queen Bed with mattress set, all new. Can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122

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Sybil’s family surrendered her because of their unruly toddler. Although safe with Spay Mart, Sybil doesn’t understand why she was given up. She is about 7-years-old and just adorable! 504-454-8200; spaymartadopt@


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


Sweet black and white young CAT needs a home Nubs (black & white) Sweet boy w/a nub tail. Outgoing personality & would love a companion. Approx 6 mos & has a heart of gold. Traci 504-975-5971 Applications for adoption for this pet can be filled out at

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(a) all of the undivided interest and title (owned on or acquired after September 7, 2012) of Birnham Energy Investment Company, L.P. (hereinafter referred to as “Defendant”), a Texas limited partnership, in and to (i) the following leases (the “Subject Leases”), including without limitation Defendant’s leasehold interests in the Subject Leases as reflected below; (ii) the oil, gas and other minerals in and under the lands covered by the Subject Leases and/or the lands spaced, pooled or unitized therewith (the “Lands”); (iii) the oil, gas and other mineral interests and estates in and under the Lands including, but not limited to working interests, royalties, overriding royalties, net profits interests and production payments (the “Subject Interests”); (iv) any and all oil and gas units covering, in whole or in part, the Lands coveted by, or derived or carved from, the Subject Leases and/ or the Lands spaced pooled or unitized therewith; (v) all pooling, communitization, unitization and similar orders of governmental authorities, bodies and commissions that cover all or any portion of the Lands; and (vi) the Lands and all lands pooled, unitized or communitized therewith: 1. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective July 1, 2001, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 22802, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Remington

Record title as to the entirety of Block 207, Main Pass Area 25% Operating rights as the S1/2 N1/2; N1/2 N1/2 S1/2 of Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, INSOFAR AND ONLY INSOFAR as said lease covers depths from the surface to 100’ below the stratigraphic equivalent of the 6000’ SD as seen in the MP 207 OCS-G 15380 #1 20% 2. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective July 1, 2002, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 23988, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Remington Oil and Gas Corporation and Magnum Hunter Production, Inc., collectively as Lessee, covering all of Block 233, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 10A, containing approximately 4,994.55 acres. Record title as to the entirety of Block 233, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition 32.50% 3. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective July 1, 2004, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 26098, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Stone Energy Corporation, as Lessee, covering all of Block 145, South Timbalier Area, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 6, containing approximately 5,000 acres. Operating rights as to North One-Half of North One-Half (N1/2 of N1/2) and North One-Half of South One-Half of North One-Half (N1/2 of S1/2 of N1/2) of Block 145, South Timbalier Area, limited as to those depths from the surface of the earth down to 15,200 feet true vertical depth (TVD) 100% 4. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective June 1, 2006, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 27831, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Remington Oil and Gas Corporation, as Lessee, covering all of Block 157, East Cameron Area, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 2, containing approximately 5,000 acres. Record title as to the entirety of Block 157, East Cameron Area 100%* * The Minerals Management Service has previously approved an assignment in favor of Defendant for an undivided 40% record title interest in OCS-G 27831; an assignment in favor of Defendant for the remaining undivided 60% record title interest in OCS-G 27831 was filed on August 9, 2012 with, and for approval by, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. (b) All oil, gas, casinghead gas, drip gasoline, natural gasoline and condensate, all other liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, and all other minerals, whether similar to the foregoing or not (herein collectively called “Hydrocarbons”), accruing on or after September 7, 2012 to or produced from the Subject Interests and/or to which Defendant on or after September 7, 2012 may be entitled as a result of or by virtue of its record and/or beneficial ownership of anyone or more of the Subject Interests; (c) All of Defendant’s right, title and interest in and to all tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances,

and tangible (corporeal) properties in anywise appertaining, belonging, affixed, or incidental to the Subject Interests, in which Defendant owns on or acquires after September 7, 2012 an interest, including any and all tangible (corporeal) property, real (immovable) or personal (movable), in which Defendant now owns or hereafter acquires an interest which is situated upon and/ or used or useful in connection with all or any part of the Subject Interests and including all pipelines, gathering lines, trunk lines, lateral lines, pipeline easements and rights-of-way, compressor, dehydration units, separators, heater treaters, valves, flow lines, gauge meters, alarms, supplies, machinery, derricks, buildings, tanks, wells, well bores, casings, Christmas trees, tubing, rods, liquid extractors, engines, boilers, tools, appliances, cables, wires, surface leases, rights-of-way, easements, servitudes, and franchises, and any such property, right or interest as is otherwise susceptible of mortgage pursuant to Louisiana Civil Code Article 3286 or Louisiana Mineral Code Article 203, and all accessions, additions, substitutes and replacements to or for, and all accessories and attachments to any of the foregoing, and including without limitation the following property: The following property associated with Main Pass Block 233: the OCS-G 23922 SS-1 (also referred to as Subsea No. 1) wellbore (API No. 177244094000) located on Block 233, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition. Pipeline Right-of-Way No. OCS-G 28480 (which is 200 feet wide and 6.4 miles long, extending from Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233, through Blocks 232 and 241, to Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242). Pipeline Segment No. 16307 (a 2” hydraulic umbilical approximately 34,534 feet in length extending from Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242, through Blocks 232 and 241, to Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233). Pipeline Segment No. 17507 (a 4” bulk gas pipeline approximately 33,798 feet in length extending from Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233, through Blocks 232 and 241, to Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242). Pipeline Segment No. 17508 (a 1.6” hydraulic umbilical approximately 33,876 feet in length extending from Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242, through Blocks 241 and 232, to Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233). The following property associated with East Cameron Block 157: Platform D located on East Cameron Block 157 (Complex No. 2032, located approximately 4620 feet south from the north line of the block and 3272 feet west from the east line of the block). Caisson complex no. 102032 located on East Cameron Block 157. the OCS-G 27831 D-1 wellbore (API No. 177034100300) located on Block 157, East Cameron Area. Pipeline Segment No. 15976 (a 6” gas/condensate pipeline approximately 7,833 feet in length extending from Platform A on East Cameron Block 157 to a 20” subsea tie-in located on East Cameron Block 157). The following property associated with South Timbalier Block 145: Platform B located on South Timbalier Block 145 (Complex No. 2012, located approximately 2590 feet south from the

north line of the block and 7245 feet west from the east line of the block). Caisson complex no. 102016 located on South Timbalier Block 145. the OCS-G 26098 B-1 wellbore (API No. 177154121201 for ST00BP01 and API No. 177154121202 for ST01BP00) located on Block 145, South Timbalier Area. Pipeline Right-of-Way OCS-G 28291 (which is 200 feet wide and 3.9 miles long, extending from Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145 to Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164). Pipeline Segment No. 17008 (a 4.5” bulk oil pipeline approximately 20,686 feet in length extending from Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145 to Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164). Pipeline Right-of-Way OCS-G 28292 (which is 200 feet wide and 3.9 miles long, extending from Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164 to Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145). Pipeline Segment No. 17009 (a 2.375” air pipeline approximately 20,686 feet in length extending from Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164 to Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145).






NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the surviving Settlor and all of the Trustees of the Robert and Myrtis Nims Foundation have petitioned the 24th Judicial District Court to amend the Act of Donation in Trust establishing the Robert and Myrtis Nims Foundation so as to provide that: (1) Removal of the investment advisor shall require the unanimous consent of the Trustees; (2) No new investment advisor shall be appointed until 45 days after the removal of the current investment advisor; and (3) Ronald J. Carazo and/or affiliates shall serve as the sole investment advisor until his, its or their resignation or termination.

the OCS-G 22802 A-2 wellbore (API No. 177244091800) located on Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition.

Pursuant to La. R.S. 9:2332(1), any person having standing may file an objection to this amendment. If no objection is filed, an order amending this foundation will be rendered after expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of this notice.

the OCS-G 22802 A-3 wellbore (API No. 177244095800) located on Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition.


(d) Any and all other rights, titles, estates, royalties, and interests (whether or not presently included in the·Subject Interests) owned on or acquired after September 7, 2012 by Defendant in and to all reversions, remainder, tolls, rents, revenues, issues, proceeds, earnings, income, and profits from the Lands (the property described in clauses (a) through (d), the “Mortgaged Property”); and


The following property associated with Main Pass Block 207:

(e) all of Defendant’s right, title and interest in and to any as-extracted collateral and all oil, gas and other hydrocarbons and minerals produced from or allocated to the Mortgaged Property, and any products processed, or obtained therefrom (herein collectively called the “Production”); and (f) all proceeds of the Mortgaged Property or Production or payments in lieu of Production (such as “take or pay” payments), whether such proceeds or payments are goods, money, documents, instruments, chattel paper, securities, accounts, general intangibles, fixtures, real property or other assets. This sale is subject to all superior security interests, mortgages, liens and privileges. TERMS– CASH, CERTIFIED OR CASHIER’S CHECK WITH A 10% NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SALE AND TOTAL BALANCE DUE WITHIN TEN DAYS OF SAME, AND/OR CREDIT BID BY THE HOLDER OF THE JUDGMENT OR ITS AUTHORIZED NOMINEE. NOTE: All funds must be Cash, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check. DONNA PHILLIPS CURRAULT C. PECK HAYNE JR. Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone: (504) 582-1111 GENNY MAY United States Marshal Eastern District of Louisiana Publication: Gambit, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 12/4 and 12/11/12


NOTICE Whereas, James Charles Owens, the Administrator of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, for the sum of $45,000.00, cash, the immovable property described as 1420 W. Esplanade Avenue a/k/a 1255 Phosphor Avenue, Metairie, which is more particularly described as: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, etc., situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, in that part thereof known as BONNABEL SUBDIVISION in SQUARE NO. 81, bounded by CAESAR STREET, HOMESTEAD AVENUE, CLAUDIUS STREET AND PHOSPHER AVENUE, designated as LOT 1-A on a plan of resubdivision of a portion of said Square 81, by J.L.Fontcuberta, Surveyor, dated 10/19/1964, and according to survey thereof by Guy J. Seghers, Jr., C.E. dated 6/12/1967, said LOT 1-A forms the corner of Phospher Avenue and Caesar Street, and measures 50 feet front on Phospher Avenue, same width in the rear, by a depth and front on Caesar Street of 102 feet and a depth on the opposite sideline of 102 feet; Lot 1-A is composed of portions of original Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, per plan of Adloe Orr, Jr., C.E., dated 12/11/1950. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 1255 Phospher Avenue, now known as 1420 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana.

Publication: Gambit 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4/12

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 700-265 DIVISION “H” SUCCESSIONS OF FRANK D. DELERY and EULALIE de BEN DELERY NOTICE OF FILING TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is here given to the creditors of these estates and all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the Tableau of Distribution filed by Clayton J. Delery Testamentary Executor on November 29, 2012 should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Atty.: Alvin J. Dupre, Jr. 5150 Hwy. 22, Suite C-13 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 845-7868 Publication: Gambit 12/4/12


Notice is hereby given to all those whom it may concern, to show cause within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the date whereon the last publication appears, why the said authority should not be granted. D. Frickey DFPUTY CLERK ATTORNEY: JOSEPH DIMARIA 602 PLACE DU BOIS MANDEVILLE, LA 70471 (985) 845-0677 Publication: Gambit 12/4 & 12/25/12 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jafeth Rosa, please contact Attorney Deborah L. Wilson, 808 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119, (504) 488-4493; Anyone knowing the whereabouts of LORENZO LORIA, BIAGIA LORIA , ANTONIO LORIA, AND ROSA LORIA, please contact BOBBY G. HAWKINS Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.

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By virtue of and in obedience to a Writ of EXECUTION and/or Writ of FIERI FACIAS from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in the above numbered and entitled cause in the amount of $1,892,428.61, with interest continuing to accrue at the contract rate of 9.75% per annum from September 12, 2012 for a per diem rate of $496.53 until paid, plus all costs of proceedings, dated October 19, 2012, I have seized and will proceed to sell to the highest bidder at public auction, at the United States Court House for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the following described property to wit:

Oil and Gas Corporation and Magnum Hunter Production, Inc., collectively as Lessee, covering all of Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 10A, containing approximately 4,994.55 acres.


CLASSIFIEDS Civil District Court For The Parish of Orleans State of Louisiana

Docket NO. 2011-1545, Division “B” Succession of David Adolph Smith and of Annie Burton Smith

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Notice of Filing and of Hearing Date on Motion for Partition by Licitation and Rule to Show Cause Why Property Should not be Placed for Public Sale Notice is given to all interested persons having cause or concern relating to the Succession that a Motion for Partition by Licitation and Rule to Show Cause why Property should not be Placed for Public Sale has been filed this 5th day of October 2012 and is set for hearing this 14th day of December 2012 before the Honorable Tiffany Chase in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana. Said Motion moves to Partition and sell the following property:


A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights of way, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances, and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the SIXTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, in SQUARE NO. 135-A bounded by South Telemachaus, South Genois, Erato, and Clio streets, designated as Lot “F” on a survey by Adole Orr, Jr. and associates, C.E. date 3/14/63, a copy of which is annexed to act passed before Edward P. Ecuyer, N.P. on 4/2/63 according to which said lot begins at a distance of 116 feet 3 inches 6 lines from the corner of Erato and South Telemachus Streets and measures thence 35 feet 5 inches front on South Telemachus Street, 35 feet in width in the rear, by a depth on the side line neared Erato Street of 75 feet 6 inches 2 lines and a depth on the opposite side line of 86 feet 7 inches 2 lines between parallel lines. Said lot is also designated by the letter “F” on survey of Gilbert, Kelly, & Courturie, Inc., S. & E., dated 9/11/72, a blue print copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Robert J. Oster, N.P., dated 9/28/72, and according thereto, said lot is situated in the same municipal district and square and has the same location and dimensions as shown above. The improvements thereon bear the municipal address: 1224 S. Telemachus Street. Atty: Cate L. Bartholomew, 303 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 504-210-4990. Publication: Gambit 12/4/12 &12/11/12

24™ JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 309-533 DIVISION O SUCCESSION OF ROBERT U. BLUM NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO COMPROMISE AND CONCLUDE OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASE CLAIM NOTICE IS GIVEN to the heirs, legatees and creditors of this Succession, and to all other interested persons, that Richard K. Blum, duly appointed Administrator of the Succession of Robert U. Blum, has applied for an Order authorizing him and/or his attorney to compromise and conclude the Succession’s Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease claim in the Concursus Proceeding, Linder Oil Company, A Partnership vs. Pittman Heirs, LLC, et al, on the docket of the 17th Judicial District Court, Parish of Lafourche, State Of Louisiana, No.96681, Division “C”. The compromise relates to the interest of the Succession in the following described property:


That certain tract or parcel of land, approximately forty (40) acres located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 21 South, Range 22 East, Leeville Field, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.


NOTICE IS GIVEN that the aforementioned Concursus Proceeding concerns the Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease on said property dated February 29, 2000, and recorded on April 18,2000, in COB 1420, Page 94, Entry No. 871083, with the Clerk of Court of the 17th Judicial District Court, Parish of Lafourche, State Of Louisiana.


NOTICE of this application to compromise is being once published in Jefferson Parish and once in Lafourche Parish. The Order authorizing the duly appointed Administrator and/or his attorney to compromise and conclude the aforementioned Concursus Proceeding may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this Notice. Any opposition to the Application must be filed prior to the issuance of the Order. Attorney: Dwight L. Acomb Address: 1515 Poydras St., Ste. 2323 New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 Telephone: 504-524-2323 JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk Publication: Gambit 12/4/12


Division J

SUCCESSION OF KENNETH S. ROQUES, SR. Wheras Sidney Modica, Executor of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale of the estate’s interest in the property hereinafter described to-wit: 4521 Cross Street, Jefferson, Louisiana 70121 Upon the following terms and conditions to wit:


2817 Spain Street, this city,

First City Court for The City of New Orleans 2008-53369 Case No: By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed by the Honorable The First City Court for the City of New Orleans, in the above entitled cause, I will proceed to sell by public auction, on the ground floor of the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, in the First District of the City on January 8, 2013, at 12:00 o’clock noon, the following described property to wit: Municipal No. 2817 Spain Street, Lot F-4, Square No. 1709, Third District, City of New Orleans Aqcuired: CIN 171850 WRIT AMOUNT: $3,055.00 Seized in the above suit, TERMS-CASH. The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of ten percent of the purchase price, and the balance within thirty days thereafter. Note: All deposits must be Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order; No Personal Checks. Atty: Mark Landry 504837-9040 Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr Constable, Parish of Orleans Publication: Gambit 12/4/12 & 1/1/13 L.A. Weekly : 12/4/12 & 1/1/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Roosevelt Green, Jr. or the heirs of Roosevelt Green, Jr., please contact Ramona Washington at (504) 723-5884. ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of SARA LOUISE SMITH, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504-365-1545


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Moore’s Honey Farms, Kountze, TX, has 4 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; no bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans. provided; trans. & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 1/17/13 - 11/17/13. Apply at Texas Workforce Commission at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX3154239.


By order of court. This notice was requested by attorney for the estate of Kenneth S. Roques, Sr., Smith L. Day, whose address is 230 Azores Dr., Slidell, LA and phone number is 985-326-9188, and was issued by the Clerk of Court on the 5th day of November, 2012. Schrell A. Schuff, Deputy Clerk of Court for Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Publish: Gambit 11/13 & 12/4/12

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Brady Bees & Honey Co., Waxahachie, TX, has 8 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; no bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans. provide for employes who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 12/31/12 0 10/31/13. Apply at nearest SWA or Texas Workforce Office at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX4897614.


Talbott Honey, Hamshire, TX, has 18 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; no bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 1/10/13 – 6/1/13. Apply at nearest SWA or Texas Workforce Office at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX6867075.


Don Oppliger Farms, Dalhart, TX, has 3 positions for silage & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans. provided; trans. & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 1/1/13 - 11/1/13. Apply at Texas Workforce Commission at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX2674853.

Jackie & JonAnn Welch Farms, Inez, TX, has 2 positions for corn and cotton; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing, and daily trans. provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans. & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 1/1/13 8/31/13. Apply at Texas Workforce Commission at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX6866429.



Liberty Honey Farms Liberty TX, has 18 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; no bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 1/15/13 - 11/15/13. Apply at Texas Workforce Commission at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX4899350.

- Sales price of $100,000 - Buyer financing 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 may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law.


Tri-Pod Transportation, Canyon, TX, has 2 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans. provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans. & subsistence expenses reimb.; $$10.00/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 12/20/12 07/01/13. Apply at nearest SWA or Texas Workforce Office at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX6864026.


Kiefat Honey Farms, West Columbia, TX, has 6 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; no bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans. provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans. & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 12/31/12 - 10/31/13. Apply at nearest SWA or Texas Workforce Office at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX6865546.


Olivas Transport Service, Seminole, TX, has 8 positions for hay; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 1/15/13 – 11/15/13. Apply at nearest SWA or Texas Workforce Office at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX4899824.


Fischer’s Honey Farm, Winnie, TX, has 5 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; no bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 1/10/13 – 11/10/13. Apply at nearest SWA or Texas Workforce Office at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX6867676.

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Woodward Engineering Division is looking for a Structural Engineer Both with 5+ years experience managing and estimating structural steel and metal building projects.

Woodward Design Build is looking for experienced Project Managers Full time position with benefits.

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Industrial Professionals Needed Mundy Companies, a leader in the Construction, Maintenance & Industrial services fields, is now hiring for positions in the New Orleans area:

Successful candidates must have 3-5 years minimum experience in an industrial maintenance and construction environment. All Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, criminal background check, craft test and English comprehension test. Qualified candidates should contact us by phone at: (713) 472-6464 or (800) 322-9814. Resumes may be faxed to (713) 472-0936 or E-mailed to


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Gynecology Physician

We are currently recruiting for a Gynecology only physician for office practice in the greater New Orleans area. Full time position for a hospital employed group. Work hours may include some evening hours, week-ends and holidays. Candidate must be flexible to work at multiple clinic locations within Jefferson & Greater New Orleans service areas and be willing to travel as needed to underserved communities. Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae to Gambit, 3923 Bienvile, NOLA 70019, Attn Box GA2131

Psychiatry Clinic: Therapist/Psychologist

Quality and personable Psychologist/Therapist needed at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry private practice, PhD, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW; NPI number req’d and credentialed with some major insurance panels highly preferred Full time, must be available to work evenings, Slidell and Mandeville locations, EMR, intensive state background check and drug screen req’d. Please email resume to Tristin@


Bar/Restaurant Auditor

Entry level position. PT or FT. Bartending & Computer experience a plus. Must have own vehicle. Work alone. Must be able to lift 100lbs. E-mail resume to or call 504-915-4408

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Now Seeking New Orleans Top Service Professionals Front Office, Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Banquets Spa & Culinary. Apply online at:www. EOE/Drug Free AA Workplace

Bar & Pizza Kitchen Apply in person Mon-Fri, 1-4:30 pm 141 N. Carrollton Ave.


Packing & Shipping Help needed. Some computer skills Must have good typing skills. PT w/FT possible. UPS World Ship exp. helpful. Apply in person at 5500 Prytania, 9:30 -11 am.


Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I have an engineering background and because I’ve worked lots of jobs and contracts, my resume is 4½ pages. A recruiter told me that it is too long. I’m attaching a copy of my resume to this email. What do you suggest I do to shorten it?” — Reggie P., Mandeville, LA Dear Reggie, Your recruiter is right. There are some cases, like Federal government resumes and curriculum vitae-style resumes, where extra pages are fine. However, for most professional career search applications, a resume should be no more than two to three pages to conform with today’s standards. Exceptions for résumés that could exceed three pages are profesGrant Cooper sors, physicians, attorneys, senior VPs, officers of large corporations, entertainers, scientists, or those with special circumstances requiring lengthy documentation. After reviewing your resume, I see that many of your jobs had exactly the same title (Electrical Engineer) and basically identical job descriptions. I would recommend a technique that we call “aggregating” that would lump together some of those into blocks. Also, I see that your resume goes over two decades. While it is true that some recruiters and HR decisionmakers want to see a complete snapshot of your past, and the advice to “only go back 10 years” can be misguided, I suggest that you take the oldest 10 years and simply list those positions. No need to have elaborate descriptions of responsibilities you were responsible for 25 years ago. Strategic Resumes had a client who was a registered pharmacist with a lengthy resume in the CV style. He was selling his drug store and wanted to transition into a second career as a stockbroker / financial planner. Although we maintained the documentation of his pharmaceutical credentials and past positions, we dramatically shortened his resume, emphasized his recent NASD Securities licenses, his strong background in finance for capitalizing his drugstore, and his personal experience managing his family’s financial portfolio. Despite his age, he landed an excellent position with the local branch of a financial investment firm, and has done very well marketing investments to other medical professionals and physicians.

Also, I noticed that the formatting of your resume is very much old-fashioned, the margins are very wide, and the font size is pretty large. There are much more attractive and effective formatting techniques now in use. Well-formatted resumes are easy to read, appealing to the eye, and use bulleting, bolding, and other creative formatting techniques to highlight accomplishments and key information. Bear in mind that although some large corporations request a ‘scannable’ resume, one that would be considered very plain-looking and unimaginative, everyone should have an attractive, well-formatted, and eye-catching version for most uses. The resume scanning software in use by the large employers has dramatically improved over the past few years, and can now deal easily with bullets, bolding, italics, and other resume formatting. 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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Offers Volunteer Opportunities. Make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill & their families. Services include: friendly visits to patients & their families, provide rest time to caretaker, bereavement & office assistance. School service hours avail. Call Volunteer Coordinator @ 504-818-2723 #3016

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The leader in the inland marine community has openings for: Deckhands (Fleet openings in Reserve & Baton Rouge, LA and Line Haul openings) Culinary Cooks Vessel Engineers Towboat Pilots (Fleet & Line Haul) Candidates must possess a minimum of a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/GED. Generous wages, bonus plan and advancement opportunities, along with a comprehensive benefit package, (paid retirement, 401K, medical, life & AD&D, etc.) Interested candidates must apply online at EOE, M/F/V/D





Picture Perfect

picture yourself in the home of your dreams!

LaPlace Beauties

38 Muirfield Dr. Laplace • $335,000 A MUST SEE DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4 BR, 4 BA. Lg Master ste downstairs w/2 walk-in closets, large jaccuzi tub, spa shower, steam sauna, exercise room overlooking pool, 3 bdrms each w/priv bath w/jaccuzi tub shower & walk-in closet, private entry to ofc, media room surround sound, large utility w/commercial ice maker, 3 fireplaces, wine cellar, wet bar & so much more. Agent/ Owner

3296 Castle Dr. Kenner $179,900 Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA home with updated kitchen in 9/2012, including new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, range, dishwasher, disposal and microwave. Also new kitchen sink, and water heater. Energy efficient double insulated storm windows. Real wood floors in dining room, living room, and foyer; ceramic tile on kitchen floor, bay window in kit., wood burning fireplace. All electric. Large covered patio. Under Termite contract and home warranty.


Each office is independently owned and operated

Theresa Ploom 504-919-1444

Serving New Orleans and Surrounding Areas for Over 20 Years.

Gambit > > december 4 > 2012

923 Nashville. Spacious 4,000 SqFt 4 or 5 bedroom home on beautiful treelined street within walking distance to Whole Foods and Magazine boutiques. Home has everything: crown molding, gleaming hardwood floors, plantation shutters, pocket doors, gracious floor plan for entertaining, and open kitchen-den. 3rd floor can be used as playroom, gym, or office. Front & rear porches. Iron fence. Parking pad. Extras include security system, huge sub-zero, 8-burner stove, concrete counters, downstairs office. Value priced at $999,000. Call Sylvia Roy, 957-9444 for appointment.

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Call or email me for your Free CMA.

Corporate Headquarters 3332 N. Woodlawn Ave. Metairie, LA 70006, USA 504-887-7588


2148 Augusta Dr. LaPlace $335,000


Best Uptown Value

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

Motivated Sellers. Great deal in most desirable location uptown. Grand living up, tall ceilings, big master suite including walk in closet. 3 BR, 2.5 BA. Great kitchen opens up to deck overlooking backyard. Office, media, laundry room and 2nd and 3rd bedrooms downstairs. Great interior storage room. Two bdrms were made into 1 so can easily be changed to 4 bdrms. Landscaped backyard with hot tub and 2 off street parking spots in front. $689,000.

CLAUDETTE BLANCHARD Mobile: (504) 810-7950

2219 W. Canterbury LaPlace $210,500

Thomas K. Winingder R.E. Inc. 504-586-8305


No flood in lovely 3 BR, 3 BA Victorian home w/ master downstairs, cathedral ceiling in den w/wbfp, kitchen updated w/granite & tile. covered patio & in ground pool. Virtually maintenance free. Inside laundry & storage room under attached carport. Monitored alarm & so much more. see me today!

KEMBRA LEE 504-382-0226



Beautiful, gracious, open plan, large executive residence. 4 BR, 3.5 baths, 2-car garage, park backs up to the backyard. $3500 monthly or for sale for $547,000.


Fabulous French Quarter Cottage, beautifully furnished, gorgeous architectural details & finishes. 2 BR/3.5 Baths, courtyard, parking space in lot 1/2 block from property included except for 2 weeks per year. $4900/monthly. Demand Beau Chene on Magnolias #5 Fairway, stunning renovation, 4137 living, 4beds, 3 full baths and 1 half bath, two story - master down traditional style with plenty room! Australian cypress floors, farm house sink, ice maker, ss appliances, game/play/media room, plus study, keeping area, formal dining and living area. A must see!

yard and large covered deck. 2 BR, 1 bath, deluxe built-in kitchen, carport - $1500/month Eileen Wallen Cell: 504-250-5656

SHELLY MARCHETTA 504-577-7900 22192 10th St., Abita Springs, LA

656 MELODY DR., METAIRIE FOR RENT 1-story brick single family house w/ big


Licensed by LA Real Estate Commission

Office; 504-861-7575




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



Freshly painted and new carpet. Immaculate 2 BR, 2.5 BA, office or guest room, appliances less than 3 yrs old. Beveled glass in dining rm & master BR. Den with high ceiling & catwalk. $209,999. Kim K. Catalano 504-4620734, GARDNER, REALTORS, 504-8617575.



2000-2732 Whitney Place, Metairie. Enjoy the tranquility of Whitney Place. Spacious 1 & 2 bdrms, 2 Elevators per bldg. Gated. Condo fees includes ALL Utilities! Prices starting at $58,000. Call Sandy Ward, (504) 259-2616 ReMax Realtors, Each office is independently owned & operated.


Move in by Christmas. Beautiful gut renovation on Grand Rte. St. John. 2300 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom home. ALL NEW- 400 amp electric, Rheem on demand hot water, 14 seer Lenox a/c units. European aesthetic, modern, soignée. Carrera marble counters, polished cement floors downstairs. Custom killer staircase. Gorgeous upstairs front balcony with a view of Bayou St. John and large upper deck out back where you can literally sit and listen to Jazz Fest. Beautiful, wonderful, happy house. Off street parking for two cars with possible deeded driveway. Live the good life in the best neighborhood in the city. Come drink wine and kayak on the bayou! Open starting Sunday the 25th of Nov. Private showings available as well. Agents protected. Offered at $549,000. Call 504-914-5606


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

2818 CADIZ, 5 PLEX


HOME OFF I-59, PICAYUNE, MS EX 6 2,419 sq. ft., 3 bdrms, 2 baths, open kit., frplc., fenced yard, custom blt in cabinets everywhere, on .75 acre. $155,000, 601-749-0498. MUST SEE! (Cat not included!)

52007 Ditta Dr. Loranger, LA

Great traditional 4 BR, 2 Ba home on 1 acre corner lot. Large family rm, wood floors, firepl, Kit with ss appl. Master BR with tray ceil, luxury ba w/ jetted tub. $230K. Terrie Hughes, 504-4518234. Gulf States Real Estate Services, 985-792-4385.

1201 CANAL ST.

(Krause Bldg) 2 Bdrm/2Bath Condo. French Quarter view. Parking available. $320,000 Call (504) 450-7215

814 Amelia St. 385,000

WESTBANK 318 Lake Marina $121,000

Located in English Turn in the Parks Area. Call Cecelia Buras, Realtor, cell# (504) 583-2902 Gardner Realtors, office (504) 366-4511.


908-910 Robert E. Lee Blvd. 3BR/2BA and 3BR/1.5BA. All kitchen appliances come with property. Off street parking. Asking $279,000. Call Walter (504) 615-9212

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On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. Move-in ready. $189,000. Call 504887-4191

455 Phillip Street, $ 225,000




Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

Condo w/ Private Patio #106, 1 BR,/1 1/2 BA, 837 SF, Melissa Groetsch, Latter & Blum Realtors, (504) 231-1140. 504-866-2785. Latter & Blum, ERA Powered, is Independently Owned and Operated


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121 OAK AVENUE 3/2 $159,000 Wonderfully maintained 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Ranch on large lot. Beautifully updated kitchen and baths, lots of custom wall color. GREAT PROPERTY AT A GREAT PRICE! Call Jay Susslin, Keller Williams., (504)723-5403. Email: Jay@

Serving the Southshore and Northshore for over 20 years. Residential Home Appraisals Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445

2225-27 Cambronne $ 339,000



Huge Four (4) plex with a large 4 bedroom, 2 bath owners unit, off street parking for multiple cars and revenue from three apartments to pay the note with.

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

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

Gambit > > december 4 > 2012

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

37 KINGSMILL - $125K


Walking distance to beach & Olde Town. High elevation 100x115 custom priv. fnce & reg’d oak $69,900 100x240x150 Lshaped multiple oaks $80,000 neg. Call Michael 228-342-6750


4553 BARATARIA 3/2.5 $449,500

3 BR, 2.5 BA. Open, light-filled design. Sunroom looks onto tropical pond. Steel, high ceil. New appliances. Only 2 townhouses attached. No mo. fees. $515,000. Sandra Devia, 504-3888610. RE/MAX Affiliates. 504-834-3221. Ea office independently owned & operated.



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



Unbelievable hm on 3.27 acres. Lots of custom features: grand foyer w/ barrel ceiling, 225’ custom kit w/granite & prof’l CDS. SS app, 575’ Mstr Ste w/huge master spa & library. Bright garden/sunroom. Over 1200’ of patios w/attached dble gar. & carport. Ideal for entertaining! Call Jay Susslin, Keller Williams., (504)723-5403. Email: Jay@


New Construction. 2,000 sq ft, 4 BR, 2 BA. Wide plank heart of pine floor, oversized master suite, solid wood cabinets & vanities, gated & covered offst pkg. $429,900. John Cody Stringer. 504-655-5577. Coldwell Banker, 504-899-4040. Ea. office independently owned & operated.




2 OFFICE SPACES. $2200 and $1200/ mo. Excellent location. Street car access. Convenient to downtown & CBD. Wood & ceramic floors. Lots of windows. New central a/c & heat units, plumbing & electrical.. Security system & surveillance cameras. Parking. $2200 unit has kitchen. Call Sylvia, 504-415-6501


Country living between New Orleans & Baton Rouge. REDUCED! $114,900. Call Cecelia Buras, Realtor, Gardner Realtors, cell # (504) 583-2902 or office (504) 366-4511.


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

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $2000/mth. Avail Dec 1. One mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504491-1591.


2537 River Road; 2 brm/1ba, water pd $850/mo OR 315 S. Rocheblave, studio apt, wtr piad, $555/mo includes fridge, range, w/d hkkps. No pets/ pool/smoking. 504-887-1814


2BR/1BA located 1 block off Jefferson Hwy. Priv. fenced yard. Fridge & stove inc. Approx. 800 sq. $850 per month + $850 deposit. Call 985-233-1701


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




SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

Walking distance to all Gretna Courts. $750 per month includes phone. utilities, office machines & Jeffnet. Call 504-366-3551

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




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





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


Central a/h, wood floors, furn kit, w/d hookups, shed, near streetcar, fenced backyard, no smokers/pets. $850+dep. 504-858-5389, 491-4056


Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. Private fenced backyard. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $800/ month + deposit. 504-494-0970


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. To Advertise in

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2 BR, 1 BA, $1500/mo/dep. Fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, elevator, no pets. 504-236-5757, 2367060. 2 BR, 1 BA, $1500/mo/dep. Fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, elevator, no pets. 504-236-5757, 2367060.


Large 1 Bedroom with Loft, 1 Bath, washer & dryer, central air & heat, $1380/mo. 985-630-6686


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


3 BR, 2BA, Jacuzzi, screened porch, stainless steel appl, cathedral ceiling in living area, laundry room, wooden floors, located on 2 acre lot surrounded by mature trees. Workshop & carport for 2 cars. Private and safe setting. (10 mi. N of I-12 off Hwy.1077/ Turnpike Rd.) 50241 Huckleberry Lane , One year min. lease. Avail now. $1,500/mo.

985.796.9130 •



Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. Avail Now! 985-871-4324, 504-442-0573.

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


LARGE EFFICIENCY - $800 Util included. Upper unit has kit, bath & 1 large bdrm. A/C & ceiling fan. 1 blk to St. Charles. Close to everything. Easy access to !-10,, CBD & French Qtr. On site laundry facilities. Avail 11/1. No smokers/pets. Call 1-888-239-6566 or email


2, 2br apts. Newly renov’t, ss appls, granite cnttrps, hdwd flrs, CA&H, o/s pkng. No pets. $1650/$1800. Call (504) 610-8677

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

REntAL: $15 per square foot; 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.


LOWER GARDEN DIST./ IRISH CHANNEL Viewing by appointment only

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



BEAUTIFUL NEW 2 BR / 2 BA CONDO $1150 Conveniently located nr businesses/ shopping. Resort-style pool/spa, fitness cntr, library, clubhse w/kit. Lush landscaping. Gated community. 9ft. ceil, crown mldg, cherry panel cabinets, SS appliances. Jacuzzi, Wlkin shower, smoke alarms, outside storage, 13 seer A/C unit & more. Flood Zone C. No Pets/Smokers. One year lse req’d. Call 504-812-2703.

Just pennies a day.

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3 BR home, 2BA, Jacuzzi, screened porch, stainless steel appl, cathedral ceiling in living area, laundry room, wooden floors, located on a two acre lot surrounded by mature trees. Workshop & carport for two cars. The setting is private and safe. (Ten miles north of I-12 off Hwy.1077/ Turnpike Rd.) 50241 Huckleberry Lane , One year minimum lease. Avail now. $1,500/month. 985.796.9130.

Carl Mixon, Agent

4716 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 504-482-7897

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL




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ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

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Gambit > > december 4 > 2012



(4BR/3.5BA) ......NEW PRICE!..... $899,000 (4BR/2.5BA) .....NEW PRICE!..... $429,000 #203 (3BR/2BA) w/ balcony ..... $499,000 (2BR/1BA) .......NEW PRICE!....... $279,000 (Only 1 Left!) .....TOO LATE! ..... $169,000 #227 (3BR/2BA) ...TOO LATE! ... $399,000 Commercial TOO LATE! ............ $349,000 TOO LATE! ............................. $1,900,000 TOO LATE! ............................. $1,079,000 #1-C TOO LATE! ........................ $169,000 TOO LATE! ............................. $2,495,000 TOO LATE!.............................. $1,300,000

962 N. CaRRolltoN • $350,000 Live in this perfectly located home near City Park and Bayou St John. 3 BR 2 BA home on a deep lot with a gorgeous, tropical oasis in the backyard. Features11 ft coved ceilings and original heart of pine floors. Garage and basement with potential for additional living space. Central Ac & heat - only 3 years old. Some TLC will make this a spectacular home!

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

Newly ReNovated New lIStING $175,000

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!

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Air Charter with Air Reldan, Inc.

Anywhere in the Continental U.S., Bahamas, Canada

Romantic Sightseeing Flights

• Joy Rides • Champagne Flights • Flight Training and • Wine and Aircraft Rental Cheese Flights • Mile High Club Flights • Aerial Banner Towing

985.893.0096 • 504.241.9400 Air Brushing Special: One for $39 or Buy 3 Get 1 Free ALL-OVER CHEMICAL “COLOR SERVICE”


$140 Value for only $99

MEN - Shampoo/Cut/Style $20 WOMEN - Shampoo/Cut/Blow Dry Style $28 (Curling iron or flat iron style $10 extra)

(504) 885-6522 7215 Veterans Blvd @ Power Drive (next to Smoothie King)

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Ingram Barge Company, the leader in the inland marine community has openings for:


(Fleet openings in Reserve & Baton Rouge, LA and Line Haul openings)

Culinary Cooks • Vessel Engineers Towboat Pilots (Fleet & Line Haul)

Candidates must possess a minimum of a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/GED. Generous wages, bonus plan and advancement opportunities, along with a comprehensive benefit package, (paid retirement, 401K, medical, life & AD&D, etc.) Interested candidates must apply on-line at EOE, M/F/V/D

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Esthetician - Vitamin ‘C’ Facial 60 Minute Normal Price: $85.00 Holiday Specials: $50.00



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Gambit New Orleans: Dec.4, 2012