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Trigger Man ........................................................19 Dan Baum’s new book Gun Guys looks at  america’s firearms obsession

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Seven Things to Do This Week .................5 Quidam, Samson & Delilah, sallie ford, Irish  parades and more

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Alabama Shakes | The Alabama Shakes emerged from Athens, Ala., in 2009 with a rough and tumble rock and soul sound featuring singer Brittany Howard’s distinct vocals. Following the 2012 release of its first full-length album Boys & Girls, the band was nominated for a best new artist Grammy. At the Sugar Mill. PAGE 44.

Today is the Day with Black Tusk Wed. March 13 | The diamondback rattler of Savannah, Ga.’s metal Medusa, Black Tusk snakes between adroit guitar thrashing and roaring paganism on 2011’s relentless Set the Dial (Relapse). Nashville noisecore monster Today is the Day headlines and marks 20 years of terrorizing ear canals. KEN Mode and Fight Amp open at Siberia. PAGE 44.

St. Patrick’s Day festivities Thu.-Sun. March 14-17 | St. Patrick’s Day brings a host of block parties, parades, special events and a crop of cabbage, carrots and potatoes tossed from floats. The Irish Channel block party is Thursday, followed by the parade Saturday. Molly’s at the Market hosts its parade Friday, and the parade on Old Metairie Road is Sunday. PAGE 57.

Quidam Wed.-Sun. March 13-17 | In one of Cirque du Soleil’s more down-to-earth stories, Zoe is a young girl living with bored and detached parents, but she imagines an adventurous life full of colorful characters. These acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and clowns even tempt her parents out of their apathy. At the New Orleans Arena. PAGE 55.

Samson and Delilah Fri. & Sun. March 15 & 17 | The New Orleans Opera Association presents the classic tale in which Samson can’t resist Delilah and reveals to her the secret of his strength. Betrayed and imprisoned, he prays to find a way to take vengeance on the Philistines. At Mahalia Jackson Theater. PAGE 55.

Shooter Jennings Thu. March 14 | Outlaw country singer/songwriter and lately Southern rocker Shooter Jennings releases his fifth studio album, The Other Life, this week. That’s also the title of a short film he cowrote, and it explores the same themes. He plays an early show at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 44.

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down with Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside Sun. March 17 | Sallie Ford hails from riot-grrrl headquarters Portland, Ore., but her abrasive country-rock band the Sound Outside is Southern at heart, its gender-neutral appeal “Bad Boys” landing square in the gut. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down headlines at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 44.

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Laying new tracks

A streetcar line is scheduled to open on North Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue in 2015.

presented crocheted caps, scarves and blankets to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Touro Infirmary last week as part of a community service project. Last year, one of the teachers at Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans, an Uptown elementary school, was diagnosed with lymphoma.

executive chef at Commander’s Palace since 2002, was honored by the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University at the annual Lafcadio Hearn Award dinner last week. McPhail was honored for his contributions to the culinary profession. Also on hand was Restaurant R’evolution’s Chris Lusk, who was named this year’s distinguished visiting chef.


Ralph Romaguera Sr., This rendering shows a proposed streetcar stop on North Rampart Street, between Armstrong Park and the French Quarter. The new line will stretch from Canal Street to Elysian Fields Avenue and run down Rampart and St. Claude Avenue, and the tracks will share a lane with automobile traffic. COURTESY NEW ORLEANS REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY

said. “Many people have to pay to park to come here if they can’t take the RTA. You’re imposing a tax on them.” “Equity is critically important to the RTA,” Augustine replied. “We understand our role. We serve everybody and everybody’s neighborhoods throughout this entire community. … We have gone in other neighborhoods throughout the city to discuss this project. This is not the only meeting. We will continue to go to other locations. … As we move closer to the neighborhoods, we will be in those respective locations. I promise that.” RTA board chairwoman Barbara Major interjected, saying, “If we really are to rebuild our city differently than it was before, we’ve got to not give such vague responses. … I’m demanding we have some more meetings in other neighborhoods.” The RTA also revealed its compromise with the city — a compromise that seemingly doesn’t satisfy either party. The streetcar will not run on the neutral ground (Norquist said it already is too congested with fiber optics, gas lines, AT&T lines, and an “exist-

a New Orleans photographer for more than 40 years, was elected president of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), an organization with more than 25,000 members. Romaguera also has served as president of the American Society of Photographers. He began his photography career working for the U.S. Naval Service, United Press International and The Times-Picayune. He is the first Louisiana photographer to be elected PPA president.

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a 42-year-old Covington resident, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to embezzling more than $189,000 in health care funds from her employer, a Metairie dentist, according to information provided by acting U.S. Attorney Dana Boente’s office. Muller will return to court May 15 for sentencing, which could include restitution, a $250,000 fine and a 10-year prison term.

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But there were some bumps even before the public meeting began. When it was announced earlier this month, the announcement did not include instruction for those who might get to the meeting using the RTA’s own public transit. Instead, it mentioned a lot for cars, and even offered validated parking for attendees. The RTA will schedule its next meeting in May, but some attendees were frustrated that last week’s meeting, held inside the Hyatt French Quarter off Bourbon Street, made it difficult for residents near the planned streetcar line to attend. “This location is nice but inaccessible to primary stakeholders,” Jacques Morial

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By Alex Woodward eeks following the completion and unveiling of a new streetcar line on Loyola Avenue before an audience in town for the Super Bowl, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) presented the first designs — and problems — facing another streetcar line planned for a downriver route. On March 6, RTA officials and engineers revealed the first glimpse of the anticipated streetcar connecting the Central Business District to the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. According to current plans, the new streetcar won’t run on the neutral ground but on a shared lane — which becomes streetcaronly during “peak” traffic. The transit corridor’s overhaul also will include a bike lane — though in one direction only, heading from the Marigny into the CBD. “We’ve tried to incorporate as many of your questions and concerns as possible over the last three years,” said Justin Augustine, RTA general manager and vice president of Veolia TransDev. According to the project’s timeline, final construction documents are due by the end of June, with the construction bid finalized and awarded by early 2014, and construction wrapped by 2015. (Sixty percent of the design is complete.) The $75 million bond-financed project will run track from Canal Street to Elysian Fields Avenue, with six stops — at Conti, St. Ann and Ursulines streets, Esplanade Avenue, Pauger Street, and Elysian Fields. There, a double crossover (which will resemble an “X” at the intersection) will remove the travel lane closest to the neutral ground between Frenchmen and Elysian Fields for a “full-time dedicated” streetcar lane, according to project manager Bill Norquist. Also, “the travel lanes will be pushed to the outside to the cost of a parking lane for that block,” he said. Each shelter stop will have lights, ticket machines, bike parking and seating, and will meet the Americans With Disabilities Act standard for accessible designs. “We also wanted to be respectful of the historic vernacular of the neighborhoods we’re going through,” Norquist said. “We want neighborhoods to take ownership of these stops.”

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ing underground drainage canal that dates back to the 1800s”), but will instead occupy a shared lane, except during peak traffic hours. Meeting attendees asked, then, if Rampart street becomes just one lane in each direction during peak traffic hours, why not restrict traffic 24 hours a day? even Norquist admitted that a traffic study looking at 16 impacted intersections found only three diminished traffic times, each less than three seconds. “it was clear from the traffic study that the least impact the traffic flowing through the area would be is through the use of a shared guideway,” he said. “The decision was made by the city. … i don’t want to say compromise, (but) how we could come to a solution that addressed as many concerns as we can. Nobody came out a complete victor. i’m sure if i asked now if Justin would like to see a shared guideway the whole way, he’d be shaking his head very quickly.” Augustine shook his head “yes.” Gulf Restoration Network communications director Dan Favre later asked if there still is an opportunity in the planning process for a dedicated lane. That’s up to the city, Augustine said. Pre-Hurricane Katrina planning for a downtown streetcar lane, the Desire line, proposed building a line from Rampart and Canal as far as Poland Avenue. An RTA recommendation from 2002 considered building an underpass at Press street to avoid Norfolk southern Railway, which owns the railroad at Press. “The underpass would be in the neutral ground and allow streetcars to pass underneath the railroad line,” the project fact sheet reads. early plans for the current incarnation of the Rampart line included sending the cars as far as Press — but not to Poland Avenue. The RTA’s current funding limits its reach, unless any federal Department of Transportation TiGeR (Transportation investment Generating economic Recovery ) grants become available. Augustine said the RTA would seek to get them. Augustine said he’ll be in washington D.C. this week to negotiate with Norfolk southern. “it’s going to come down to a protracted legal battle,” he said. “The best and strongest voice will win, i guess.” Residents also are bracing for the same kind of brief-yet-messy construction overhaul seen recently on Loyola Avenue. Augustine said, “That’s just the way it is. “if you look at the national audience,” he added, “they’re asking, ‘wow, how’d you get this thing done so fast?’”

scuttlebutt Quotes of the week Jindal budget edition “Call this budget what you like: a fond illusion or smart accounting. The result will be the same: mid-year budget cuts for the sixth year in a row, because the budget is not balanced. why should we care? Because making a college cut $10 million with six months left in the fiscal year is like a $20 million cut from day one. That shreds muscle, not fat.” — State treasurer John Kennedy, in an open letter flaying Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed 2013 budget. Kennedy, like Jindal, is a Republican. “we appreciate the Treasurer’s opinion, but given his long track record of half-baked gimmicks and his office’s recent miscalculation of the state’s debt, we will pass on his suggestion.” — Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, responding to Kennedy’s letter. Nichols said final details of the budget will be in place when the Legislature convenes early next month. (For more, see Commentary, p. 11.)

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Sandra Wheeler Hester said attendees, who were not provided bid details or the applicant firms’ names in writing, had too little information to follow the discussion or make informed public comments. “Here’s a so-called agenda,” Hester said, holding up the generic, seven-line meeting agenda that didn’t list the applicants’ names. “what did you invite us for — so we could sit here and look at you?” Prisoners’ rights advocate Norris Henderson said the committee provided too little notice, and he criticized the schedule of early afternoon and morning meeting times, adding that if not for “all these consultants and a handful of reporters,” the room would have been nearly empty. “This is not about transparency,” Henderson said. “Transparency is having meetings at 6 p.m. where are the victims of police violence?” The committee’s next meeting is at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. — CHARLes MALDONADO

Phantom tollbooths Judge’s ruling halts tolls on CCC Crescent City Connection workers waved drivers through the west Bank tollbooths last week after a state judge voided results of the Nov. 6 tollextension referendum. Baton Rouge Judge William Morvant suspended toll collections after he nullified the referendum, which passed by a mere 36 votes. Toll opponents argued that more than 1,000 provisional ballots — which only included federal elections on the ballot that day — disenfranchised citizens who wanted to vote on the toll issue. Friends of the Ferry President Fay Faron, among a group of west Bank neighborhood organizations supporting the toll extension, said the organization will continue to support the tolls. “it is bad enough that we have to go to Baton Rouge and beg for funding, but if we have to compete with the bridge for funding, i fear the outcome,” she said. “Rather than call for a full election, i think it would be fairer to investigate why those provisional ballot voters were turned away, and if they were registered to vote in that precinct and denied, only they would revote rather than ordering 350,000 people back to the polls.” Rachel Heiligman, executive director of transit advocacy group Ride New Orleans (formerly Transport for NOLA), said the organization is “disappointed that procedural errors appear to have undermined the integrity of the election.” “with a $12 billion backlog, the (Louisiana Department of Transportation) does not have the funds necessary to operate and maintain the Crescent City Connection,” she said. page 10

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Candidate list narrowed to five The New Orleans Police Department consent decree monitor evaluation committee narrowed a list of monitor candidates to five firms (from the 12 that applied) at the committee’s first public meeting March 7. The committee, made up of five representatives from New Orleans government — which is fighting in court to void the consent decree — and five from the U.s. Department of Justice (DOJ) will meet throughout March and April to select a monitor before the courtmandated April 30 deadline. The city chose three finalists for the contract, which is likely to be worth between $8 million and $10 million over four to five years — and the DOJ picked two. The city’s picks are the Bromwich Group, recently founded by former federal offshore drilling regulator Michael Bromwich; the OiR Group, headed by Michael Gennaco, the chief attorney for the Los Angeles County sheriff’s civilian oversight board; and the washington law firm of shepard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. The DOJ chose Californiabased elite Performance Assessment solutions and Chicago-based Hillard Heintze, which counts former Chicago Police Department Chief Terry Hillard among its principals. Though the committee is holding open meetings (a first for a police department consent decree, said Deputy Attorney General Roy Austin, a committee member for the DOJ), several attendees called the open meeting not truly transparent.

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“The tolls provide a dedicated revenue source to ensure that our critical Mississippi River crossing does not fall into a state of disrepair.” A new election on the tolls is scheduled for May 4. — Alex woodwARd

sic transit Meeting accessible — bUt bRing YOUR OWn DiRectiOns The New orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) held a public meeting in the French Quarter March 6 to discuss plans for the Rampart street/st. Claude Avenue streetcar expansion project (see News, p. 7). in its announcement of the meeting, RTA noted that the location “is accessible to persons with disabilities” and encouraged anyone who needed a sign language interpreter to contact RTA beforehand. Not on the flyer: any information about how to get to the meeting by public transit. even stranger, the flyer gave the address of a nearby parking lot and told attendees to bring their parking slips to the meeting for free validation. Not a ringing endorsement for RTA’s own services. — KeviN AllMAN

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scuttlebits all tHe neWs tHat DOesn’t Fit • U.s. Rep. Charles Boustany, Rlafayette, confirmed to The Washington Post last week that he won’t challenge sen. Mary Landrieu in the 2014 senate race. No word yet from U.s. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, U.s. Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, and former U.s. Rep. Jeff Landry, all of whom are said to be pondering a run against landrieu. Another possible contender: lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne … • President George H.W. Bush’s 1999 book, All the Best, George Bush; My Life in Letters and Other Writings, was reissued this month in an updated version. in it, Bush 41 described his anguish over the treatment of his son, President George W. Bush, in the days following hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures: “My heart went out to him. here is a guy who cares deeply. who wants every possible resource of the Federal Government brought in to bear to help people, yet he is being roundly accused of not giving a damn … the critics do not know what is in 43’s heart, how deeply he feels about the hurt, the anguish, the losses affecting so many people, most of them poor.” — KeviN AllMAN


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Stormy weather in Washington, D.C.” — a peculiar line of attack, given his own globetrotting and barely disguised ambition to get to Washington himself. When it comes to fiscal issues, Jindal’s biggest critics these days are fellow Republicans. A group of legislators known as the “fiscal hawks” — led by Reps. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, John Schroder, RCovington, and Kirk Talbot, R-Harahan — filed a lawsuit in January saying Jindal’s proposed 2013 budget also violated the state constitution because it relies on onetime revenues. That suit was tossed, but the hawks show no sign of relenting. Also on the fiscal front, state Treasurer John Kennedy (another Republican) blasted Jindal’s proposed 2013 state budget, saying it was unbalanced and based on tricky math, wishful thinking and speculative sales of state-owned real estate. “Call this budget what you like: a fond illusion or smart accounting,” Kennedy wrote, “the result will be the same: mid-year budget

These court battles have nothing to do with the ‘status quo’ and everything to do with the rule of law. cuts for the sixth year in a row, because the budget is not balanced.” Jindal’s Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols challenged Kennedy’s analysis, calling it “half-baked.” She called Kennedy a “big government defender of the status quo.” The governor’s former top aide (and current campaign consultant) Timmy Teepell once again rode to Jindal’s defense, telling the Associated Press “If you do the big things, the right things for the right reasons, then people will appreciate it. Sometimes it just takes time to see results.” That runs counter to Jindal’s most recent approval ratings, which are consistently trending downward. Louisianans seem to be increasingly exasperated with the peripatetic governor, who by the Associated Press’ count has visited 37 states on nearly 170 trips during his time in office — while slashing state health care and higher education budgets. Jindal says he plans to release the full version of his budget and tax plan by the end of this week. Given the pushback he’s been getting from Democrats as well as Republicans, he looks to be in for more severe weather before the legislative session even begins.

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Heavy tolls The scandal ultimately forced popular U.S. Attorney Jim Letten to step down as well, though he was not personally accused of wrongdoing. Letten did allow a culture of hubris to take hold in the office, and his trust in Perricone and the Manns was misplaced, but that’s hindsight. What makes this story so compelling is the fact that, for once, the quarry successfully turned the tables on the hunters. I don’t hear any chorus of cheers for Heebe, but I also don’t hear anyone sobbing for Perricone or the Manns. So: Is the River Birch saga over? I hope not. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) still has a duty to get to the bottom of the online commenting scandal. The DOJ’s Office of Profes-

Some folks currently or previously at DOJ could be paying a much heavier toll than West Bank commuters. sional Responsibility (OPR) is supposedly investigating, but veteran defense attorneys all say that’s going to be a whitewash. Let’s hope they’re wrong. A lot depends on whether veteran federal prosecutor John Horn, who was brought in from Georgia to reopen Jan Mann’s now-tainted investigation into official leaks (she denied anyone was commenting online other than Perricone), gets to the bottom of the online commenting scandal. Unlike OPR, which reports to the DOJ brass in Washington, D.C., Horn was sent here as a result of a scathing opinion by District Judge Kurt Englehardt, who all but ordered an independent investigation. If Horn tries to gloss over the problem, he may find himself alongside Jan Mann in front of an angry federal judge. At the end of the day, some folks currently or previously at DOJ could be paying a much heavier toll than West Bank commuters.

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ast week saw several bombshells in the local political arena: A Baton Rouge judge nullified the results of last November’s bridge toll referendum, and the feds dropped their years-long investigation into the River Birch landfill and its co-owners, Fred Heebe Jr. and Jim Ward. In a sense, both stories were about tolls. Let’s take the easy part first. No matter how you voted last November, there’s no denying the logic of Judge William Morvant’s decision to void the toll referendum’s outcome. The facts are undisputed — indeed, the state didn’t even put on a case in support of the results — and the law is clear. At least 1,000 voters in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes were given “provisional” ballots that allowed them to vote only in the presidential election. Dozens of local items were on the ballot that day, including the tolls, but provisional voters could not vote in those contests. Many provisional voters were legally registered, but for some reason their names were not on the Election Day rolls. Registrars need to fix that. Morvant correctly cited state law, which says if it’s impossible to determine the result of an election because qualified voters were denied the right to vote, a judge may nullify that election. Morvant ordered a new referendum on May 4, which happens to be the second weekend of Jazz Fest. Suffice it to say the turnout on May 4 will be radically different than that of last Nov. 6, and that means toll supporters have an uphill fight. In politics, the easiest thing to do is kill a tax — and many see the bridge toll as a tax. Last November, toll supporters could count on the presidential election to push turnout, but on May 4 they’ll have to drag folks to the polls. They’ll raise fears of bad maintenance, less grass cutting, lights going out on the bridge and the like, but toll opponents have more motivation to turn out: They’re pissed off and they smell blood. Which brings us to our next topic: the end of the federal River Birch investigation. The immediate reaction in many quarters was that the lengthy probe was a waste of time because it came to naught. That’s not entirely true. While the feds didn’t nab Heebe, the landfill owner bagged a passel of errant federal prosecutors by exposing Sal Perricone and Jan Mann for unprofessional, unethical and possibly illegal actions in connection with their acerbic — and petulant — online commentaries. Perricone and Mann resigned as a result of the expose, as did Mann’s husband (and fellow prosecutor) Jim Mann.


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Former President Lyndon B. Johnson was in New Orleans in 1972 when Super Bowl VI was played at Tulane Stadium. The former president’s last trip to New Orleans was in January 1973, when he joined other notables in paying tribute to Rep. Hale Boggs, D-La., at St. Louis Cathedral. In 1972, Boggs was in an airplane that disappeared in Alaska. It was assumed the plane crashed, but the craft was never found. Johnson died Jan. 22, 1973. Although Johnson didn’t see a Saints game in New Orleans in the 1960s, Vice President Spiro Agnew did. On Oct. 19, 1969, Agnew and his wife were in the crowd at Tulane Stadium when the Saints played the Baltimore Colts. The Colts, led by quarterback Johnny Unitas, beat the Saints 30-10.

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Dear Bob, I’m afraid your brother has misremembered, but perhaps only slightly. Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson made many visits to Louisiana during his lengthy political career (both before and after his presidency), but none included a New Orleans Saints game. Johnson, his wife Lady B ird, their daughter Luci and son-in-law Pat Nugent were in the crowd of 81,035 at Tulane Stadium cheering for the Dallas Cowboys when they beat the Miami Dolphins 24-3 in Super Bowl VI. By this time — Jan. 16, 1972 — Johnson no longer was president, having left office in 1969. Before the big game, Johnson sent a telegram to Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry that read, “My prayers and my presence will be with you in New Orleans, though I have no plans to send in any plays.” Perhaps this is when your brother got to shake LBJ’s hand. Back in 1960, just before he was elected vice-president, the Texas senator concluded his successful campaign with two major speeches in New Orleans. He arrived aboard a special train called the LBJ. Four years later, he was back in New Orleans, this time on the campaign trail trying to get re-elected president of the United States. Johnson arrived on Air Force One and met Lady Bird and their daughters at Union Station as they pulled in on a campaign train traveling through the South looking for votes. When Hurricane Betsy struck in 1965, Johnson arrived in New Orleans even before Louisiana Gov. John McKeithen, who was still waiting to be picked up in Baton Rouge. In 1967, the Veterans of Foreign Wars invited Johnson to attend their convention in New Orleans. They were sorely disappointed when he declined. On Dec. 13, 1967, Johnson paid New Orleans a surprise visit — unknown even to Gov. McKeithen until the last minute — on his way from his Texas ranch to an AFL-CIO convention in Miami. He arrived at the New Orleans International Airport about 2 p.m. and got on a helicopter to

tour the Michoud rocket building complex. He was back at the airport and gone in less than three hours. In the fall of 1968, Johnson paid yet another visit to New Orleans to speak before the American Legion’s national convention, where he rejected demands to halt the bombing of North Vietnam. Again, he was in town for only a few hours.


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The Brady crunch ew Orleans Saints fans may want to send a thank-you card to the New England Patriots based on a move a couple of weeks ago involving franchise quarterback Tom Brady. Brady and the Patriots agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract extension that keeps Brady at quarterback through the 2017 NFL season (when he will be 40) and saves New England $15 million in salary cap space by giving Brady $57 million guaranteed dollars instead of the $25 million he had before, but over a longer period of time. Why should Saints fans care? Because the massive deal quarterback Drew Brees signed last season isn’t cap-friendly, and the Black and Gold started this offseason $16 million to $20 million over the salary cap. It doesn’t take a math genius to understand the basic principle: in order to spend money, you need money. Acquiring talent through free agency and keeping players already on the roster takes money. Brees’ cap number last season was $10.4 million; this season it will be $17.4 million, and in two years it will be $26.4 million. The highest Brady’s cap number gets over the next five seasons is $15 million — in 2017. It’s $13.8 million this season, $14.8 next season, $13 million in 2015 and $14 million in 2016.

Brady’s salaries for 2013 and 2014 are $1 million and $2 million, where in his old deal he was set to make $9.7 million in base salary for both of those seasons. An interesting part of the contract is what I call the “Brady health provision.” It specifies that his base salaries — $7 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017 — are guaranteed even if the team releases Brady due to an injury (it doesn’t apply to diminished skills). About this time last year, Saints management tagged Brees as a franchise player and began a long, drawn-out contract battle between the club and the quarterback. Fans and national media were quick to voice opinions that the team should pay Brees what he wanted and deserved. In their eyes, there was no question that without Brees, the Saints would not have become an NFL powerhouse, but there are consequences for using a large percentage of your cap to pay one player. General manager Mickey Loomis has been busy as the team has restructured the deals of linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley,

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Loomis also will have to find money to keep starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod, who will want at least $5 million per year, and restricted free agents like center Brian De Le Puente, defensive end Junior Galette and running back Chris Ivory. If those three are tendered, it would cost just over $2 million apiece. Add the RFA deals to Bushrod’s likely asking price, mixed in with being $3 million over the cap, and the Saints need to come up with at least $15 million. Brees may not have to restructure his deal this season, but at some point it’ll have to happen, especially since many other Saints players have had to restructure their deals for the sake of the team. Brady’s renegotiation, where the player and team both benefit from a new or restructured contract, could provide a blueprint for a more cap-friendly deal. The Saints will make it work this season. They’ll get under the cap and bring in who they can with what money they can find. The problem is that the budget will only get tighter unless the Saints can find a way to “Brady” its Brees deal.



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un guys,” in Dan Baum’s book of the same name, are people who are largely misunderstood, reduced in politics and media shorthand to a set of stereotypes that is both reductive and untrue. Whether you think of them as “gun nuts” or “defenders of liberty,” Baum says, you’re wrong. At their heart, the one thing gun guys have in common is that they like to collect, clean, talk about and shoot guns — and that, he argues, is a morally neutral enthusiasm. And he should know, because Dan Baum has been a gun guy from a very young age. PAGE 20

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Baum is also an unabashed liberal, albeit a guilt-ridden one, calling his fondness for guns “an enthusiasm that has made me feel slightly ashamed.” After a back-and-forth with a pro-gun blogger, he describes his feelings about concealed carry: “If I don’t carry the gun, I’m turning my back not only on my own safety but on my duty to participate in the security of my community, and if I do carry the gun, I’m betraying my commitment to Social Security, Medicare, single-payer health care and public education.” Heavy is the belt on which hangs the holster, and nowhere more so than in New Orleans, where Baum lived after Hurricane Katrina, composing dispatches for The New Yorker and writing Nine Lives, one of the best of the many post-Katrina books. But besides the sherbet shirts and the

Meyer straw hats he favored, Baum also wore a .38 Colt when he left his house in New Orleans, and that too gave him dis-ease. He was friendly with Brandon Franklin, the young saxophonist who was shot to death in the spring of 2010 in, as Baum puts it, “one of those unspeakably stupid incidents that show up in FBI statistics as ‘other.’” At Franklin’s funeral, he remembers, “As I trudged along behind the hearse, with Brandon’s band blaring and people dancing beneath parasols to celebrate a life cut short by a handgun, it was a little awkward to have a .38 Colt secretly digging into my sweaty back.” There are more of those mullings in Gun Guys than there are answers (even speculative ones) for America’s gun-homicide problem. But the strength of Baum’s book is that he doesn’t drink from the tap of conventional wisdom.

Instead of exploring Hollywood’s fascination with guns by interviewing lobbyists or directors, he goes to Stembridge Gun Rentals, a “temple of firearm mythology” that provides guns (real and rubber) to the film industry. Instead of talking to the usual sociologists about guns among urban African-Americans, he visits with Rick Ector, a middle-class Detroit man who says, “The anti-gun people, they’ve been brainwashed. For me, getting a gun was like being born again.” (Ector, a firearms instructor, is candid about the fact he’s one of the few black “gun guys” in his circle.) And Baum makes a great case when he shows that those in favor of “banning assault rifles” often have no idea what they’re talking about, nor what an assault rifle is and isn’t. Baum is aware that, in many liberal circles, confessing an appreciation of


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and fascination for guns is inexplicable: firearms result in the deaths of more than 10,000 Americans per year. Yes, he says, but points out that’s hardly the fault of good gun guys; they’re the ones trained in firearms, who store them correctly and use trigger locks and don’t reach for an AR-15 every time someone pisses them off. Likewise, many gun guys will find Baum’s politics inexplicable; isn’t President Barack Obama’s administration going to use its second term to “take away America’s guns”? Well, no, it’s not, Baum argues — and equally persuasively. Though gun laws came to the forefront after the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings, the proposals being mentioned now have nothing to do with confiscating guns, but were old ideas like federal background checks and banning assault weapons. As for those who think gun control is a slippery slope, Baum points out It wasn’t George W. Bush who passed legislation allowing concealed carry of weapons in national parks; it was Obama. Neither of these arguments is likely to sway either gun guys or anti-gun guys. And I came away unconvinced that the answer, as Baum suggests, is for the National Rifle Association and “the community of responsible gun owners” to “make irresponsible behavior socially unacceptable, just as it had become unthinkable among most Americans to smoke inside another person’s house, say words like ‘nigger’ or make lascivious comments about underage girls.” Baum posits scenarios where responsible gun buyers refuse to patronize gun shops that don’t sell electronic safes along with each handgun, or gun aficionados don’t go shooting with their buddies who leave loaded guns around the house (“Sorry, dude. I’m not shooting with you until you clean up your act”). These proscriptions seem about as real-world workable as Nancy Reagan’s “Just say no” campaign was during the crack wars of the 1980s. Then again, if answers were as easy to come by as guns, we already would have made some headway in cutting down on gun-related deaths, rather than coming up with knee-jerk proposals every time there’s an assassination attempt or school shooting. (Let’s arm teachers!) “As a nation, we haven’t even started trying to figure out why ours is so much more violent than other countries, why we seem to produce more than our share of alienated, homicidal crazies,” Baum says. Gun Guys doesn’t get to the bottom of that, or even scratch the surface, but it’s not trying to; instead, it’s a look at, and a listen to, the people whose voices are often ignored in the shouting matches that pass for firearms discourse in America.


between the government and the people in this country — a unique level of trust our system of government places in the people — and many gun guys are proud, essentially, to be participating in American history simply by keeping and bearing arms. On the other side, gun guys often characterize those who would control guns more closely as “enemies of freedom,” or somehow un-American, which is truly unfair. It’s understandable, especially after something like Sandy Hook, to want to “do something.” You make your liberal politics clear in Gun Guys, and yet you offer a vigorous defense of the right to keep arms. The Los Angeles Times seemed to think you were some sort of reactionary, while you mention in the book that “gun guys” held you in some suspicion. What sorts of reactions have you gotten to this book? BAUM: The L.A. Times got me wrong, and it was pretty obvious that the reporter had her own agenda. That’s part of the problem with writing about guns; both sides have a rigid orthodoxy. Gun-rights and gun-control advocates can equally be like the Taliban: Agree with them on absolutely everything or you’re a friend of Satan. For the anti-gun folks, the problem with my book is that I take gun guys seriously and listen to them with respect. For the gun guys, the problem with the book is that I’m not a Second Amendment absolutist. Between the two, this book could go out of print on page 11. The vast majority of “gun guys” in the book fall on the conservative end of the political spectrum. Are there no significant groups of liberal-leaning gun owners? BAUM: If there’s a group of declared liberal gun owners, I haven’t found it. I’ve met many politically liberal Americans who also like guns, but they don’t seem to organize as such. And they’re frankly in the minority. A fondness for guns appears on the same chromosome as political conservatism for a lot of complicated reasons that I explore in the book. But there are other mutants out there besides me. Trying to have a reasonable discussion about guns seems nearly impossible in our politically polarized country. How would you suggest “gun guys” and non-gun guys begin that conversation? BAUM: Gun guys need to accept that merely banging one’s spoon on one’s high chair about the Second Amendment isn’t enough; they, who know guns better than anyone, need to get in the game and propose ways to keep us all safer around the country’s 300 million privately owned guns. (Keeping their guns under lock and key would be the most important first step.) And those who would ban or restrict guns need to stop characterizing “gun culture” as a, or the, problem. The nation’s 100 million gun owners hear that and say, “Wait a minute, that’s me you’re talking about, and my guns don’t hurt anybody.” Both sides, in other words, need to treat each other with respect, stop the name calling, and lower their voices. There’s a great distrust of President Barack Obama’s administration among gun owners. Do you think that’s justified? BAUM: I lost a $100 bet recently that neither President Obama nor the Democrats would make a serious run at gun control in the second term. I didn’t predict Sandy Hook. I’m a big Obama/Biden fan, but I think both have made serious mistakes in the way they’ve talked about the issue PAGE 24


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OK, Dan, you’re king of America for a day. What federal gun laws make sense to you — if any?

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BAUM: Because those who get checked out and trained to carry a legal concealed weapon commit murder at one-quarter the rate of the general population, we can stop worrying about them and feel comfortable with widespread concealed carry. But I would mandate much more extensive training. Take it from someone who’s done it; packing without good training is a bad idea. Training is not an infringement of Second Amendment rights, it’s an enhancement of Second Amendment rights; a well-trained citizen is more effective in a crisis. I also support universal background checks for all gun purchases, both private and in gun stores, but with a difference: Instead of requiring private buyers and sellers to find a gun store and pay for a background check — which most won’t do — I’d put the FBI background-check system on the Internet where anybody can access it. The seller would have to run the check, and if it comes back clean, keep a printout of the


report in a file for 10 years. Gun guys hate this idea, but inconvenience is not infringement.

container or equipped with a safety lock. You think this is a good idea?

For much of the book — and much of your stay in New Orleans — you carried a concealed weapon. Do you still do so on a regular basis? Why or why not?

BAUM: Yes. Most of the bad stuff that happens with guns in the U.S. happens with guns that some lawabiding gun guy left lying around. Kids find them; depressed teenagers find them; burglars find them and sell them to crooks. Gun guys say a locked-up gun is useless in an emergency, but that’s not true. I keep mine in an electronic safe the size of a toaster that pops open instantly when I punch in a three-button code. Gun guys are right to object to silly laws written by people who don’t understand guns, but until they get serious about locking up their guns, they can expect laws like this one.

BAUM: I don’t. I found that I could never take my mind off the gun and that the distraction, and the awesome responsibility, was exhausting. Also, I live in a very safe place; the gun isn’t necessary. Carrying in New Orleans was always complicated — comforting, because of the randomness of the crime, but also guilt-inducing, because I felt I was participating in one of the city’s worst pathologies. In the book, you make it clear your wife and collaborator, Margaret, is definitely not a “gun guy.” Has that changed at all during the writing of this book? BAUM: Alas, no. Margaret still hunts with me, but that’s more about the outdoors than about the gun. She remains pretty committed to the conventional liberal position that guns are bad and should be banned if possible, or at least more tightly controlled. You cannot imagine how sick of talking about it we both are. Louisiana State Sen. Barbara Norton plans to introduce legislation this year that would require Louisiana gun owners to keep firearms in a locked


and in the policy changes they propose. I think my party is going to pay a big price for that, and get very little in return. Beyond the tactical damage this has done the Democrats, though, a lot of the rhetoric and the proposed laws have been tone-deaf, disrespectful, and plain dumb — and doesn’t do the country any good no matter which side you’re on.

New Orleans has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the U.S., and the majority of those murders are committed with firearms. Could gun laws lessen the murder rate here, or is the solution different? BAUM: It always seems to me the worst kind of avoidance to look at the lives young black men live in places like New Orleans, Detroit, Los Angeles or the Bronx, and say, for example, that the solution is to reduce the number of bullets they can have in their magazine. We often pass gun laws — and drug laws, by the way — to make ourselves feel good about “doing something,” but often what we’re doing is avoiding talking about issues that are more important, but much more painful to discuss.

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COVER STORY In Gun Guys,, Dan Baum writes about attending the funeral of T.B.C. Brass Band saxophonist Brandon Franklin, a friend Baum had made when he was living in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and filing dispatches for The New Yorker. As I’d discovered a few months earlier at Brandon’s funeral, everything about wearing a gun in New Orleans was complicated. I loved the city, but hideous things happened to people even in “good” parts of town. It was one of the few places on my gun-guy walkabout where I was glad I was licensed to carry a gun. At the same time, carrying made me feel guilty. Perhaps because of the violence in their streets and the levee disaster in their recent past, New Orleanians had developed a culture of sweetness and tenderness toward one another that was unlike anything I’d seen elsewhere. It was a kind of hippie aesthetic — the easygoing, huggy closeness of a big mourning family. A musician friend, Paul Sanchez, had painted on the front of his guitar This machine surrounds sadness and forces it to surrender. When I saw that, all I could think was: The machine under my jacket creates sadness. To be carrying around the device that had wreaked so much horror on the people of New Orleans felt like betrayal. Even if it made me feel safer, it made me lonely. The gun had lowered a screen between me and the people I loved. It made me careful how I hugged. It made it hard to take off my jacket in a hot restaurant. It made me feel like a traitor to all that New Orleanians were trying to accomplish. The thought of having to send more bullets whizzing through its fragrant, damp air was almost unbearable. I left Peter Benoit in the early evening and wandered over to listen to the Jazz Vipers at the Spotted Cat. Standing outside with some friends was Tommy Malone, lead guitarist of the subdudes. We talked awhile, and when I said I was headed to a bar in an especially rough neighborhood, Malone said, “Whoa. Got a pistol?” “I do,” I replied, and everybody laughed. — From Gun Guys (Alfred A. Knopf; 316 pp.; $26.95). © 2013 Dan Baum.

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family. The Ferraras also cater to community members with special needs, including groups from Arc of Greater New orleans. “We enjoy our special needs groups,” Ferrara says. “They are just so excited and enjoy [bowling] so much.” The alley is equipped with 12-strike automatic scoring on 32-inch flat screen TVs, a game room, lounge and pro shop. A chef is on staff to prepare foods like eggplant parmesan for customers who want an alternative to the bowling alley’s pizza. Colonial hosts corporate events, tournaments, birthday parties and weddings. There are specials like late-night bowling from 9:30 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, when bowling is $17 per hour per lane. Bowling is half-price ($12 per hour per lane) Sunday mornings. “rain or shine, hot or cold, you can come bowl and feel comfortable,” Ferrara says.

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GardENS tour (504-621-6828; www., which opens 11 private Uptown gardens to the public. Guided tours are $60 per person and take place every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 23. Self-guided tours are $30 per person. There will be free yoga classes presented by yoga lagniappe ( FrENCh CoNNECtioN ( is now open on the first level of thE ShopS at CaNal plaCE (333 Canal St., 504-522-9200;



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olonial Bowling (6601 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 504-737-2400; www. opened in 1963. Forty years later, the family-operated business is still bustling with bowlers. When I arrived at the alley on a Thursday morning, the parking lot was packed, even though it was not what most consider a peak bowling time. This is testament to the sport’s continued popularity, which owner Chuck Ferrara attributes to its ability to bring people together in competitive play. “It’s an activity families can do together,” Ferrara says. “It’s not onesided; [people of] any ability can come bowl and have fun.” Colonial Bowling is home to many leagues with members that range in age and ability. Bowlers can join leagues for women, adults, seniors or kids. Ferrara says the leagues are great for those who enjoy friendly competition. There also are leagues for children who want to learn to bowl. Ferrara and two of his managers give lessons at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. After an hour of lessons, children are placed on teams. “We give free lessons to bring them up, because that’s going to perpetuate our sport,” Ferrara says. Both Ferrara and his wife Gwen enjoy getting to know their faithful patrons. Many bowlers have come to Colonial Bowling for years and have become like the Ferraras’ extended









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Mr. Gyros


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hearty Greek comfort food, interesting wines

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some standards are dull

Dominique’s on Magazine 2.0

Dominique’s on Magazine (4213 Magazine St., 504-891-9282; opened last week, marking the second iteration of the eponymous restaurant from chef Dominique Macquet. With a craft cocktail program, a striking, contemporary dining room and an emphasis on produce grown locally and in some cases on premises, this new Dominique’s on Magazine shares a lot of the DNA of its forerunner. The cuisine is similar too. Signature dishes including beef tartare with tamari and ginger, sweetbreads with chimichurri, shrimp ceviche with Vietnamese herbs, scallops with fettuccine and Wagyu beef with Creole cream cheese stuffing were on the menu at the original Dominique’s on Magazine as well. A native of Mauritius, a tiny island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, Macquet arrived in New Orleans in 1995 and worked at the defunct Bistro at Maison de Ville in the French Quarter. In 1997, he opened Dominique’s inside the Maison Dupuy Hotel where he created a luxurious, often exotic menu of global cuisine.

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Greek flavors at a familiar cafe with a new address Saganaki is cheese flamed with ouzo.

Greek to me

A Metairie cafe showcases Greek flavors and hospitality. By Ian McNulty


ou can get grape leaves at Mr. Gyros, and hummus and the namesake gyro, but for goodness sake please don’t ask for shawarma — that’s a Middle Eastern dish. Mr. Gyros is Greek, and even though a lot of restaurants blur eastern Mediterranean cuisines into one big pita-based society, the differences between them are worth exploring. It’s Greek flavors that make Mr. Gyros worth a visit. So instead of shawarma, order souvlaki, which features shiny, slightly greasy, griddle-marked cubes of pork loin strewn with parsley. Given the name over the door, the gyro here had better be good — and it is. The lamb/beef blend has the right mix of crusty edge and peppery, soft texture. But it’s the thick, puffy pita bread and the soup bowl-size side of lemony, creamy tzatziki sauce that really sets it off and makes it a Greek gyro. Mr. Gyros has been in business for many years at a number of different addresses. Its current location in the corner of a Metairie strip mall is much larger and nicer than the one-time fast food joint the restaurant occupied a few blocks away just a year ago, and it remains a very casual spot. As always, the dish to start with is saganaki, an egg-battered

hunk of either mozzarella or salty and more interesting kasseri cheese. Just before service, it’s doused with ouzo and set alight to the inevitable but undeniably infectious cheer of “Opa!” around the room. A squeeze of lemon extinguishes the flame, leaving a golden loaf scented with a boozy anise flavor and citric tartness. Cut the flamed edge and cheese oozes out to sizzle on the hot metal plate. The best entrees are hearty Greek comfort food. A cap of broiled bechamel tops the moussaka’s stack of eggplant, potato and zucchini, layered with cinnamon-scented beef, and pastichio, a lasagna-like construction of penne pasta, gets a similar cheesy seal. Beyond a solid, garlicky Greek salad and a few appetizers, vegetarians are out of luck here. The beige, mealy, flat disks said to be falafel lacked everything that makes falafel good. I also wish the kitchen could get away from predictable items. Surely we’re ready for a Greek seafood dish beyond fried calamari and the occasional straightforward fish special. There’s Greek folk music on the sound system and Greek travel posters on the walls, but to get a true sense of this restaurant’s Greekness visit the bar. A happy hour vibe pervades all evening as proprietor George Papapanagiotou and his regulars quaff Athenian-brand beers and Greek wines, like the dark, round Nemea, the refreshing white Santorini or the odd retsina, a white wine that’s been produced for more than 2,000 years, with its backbeat of pine resin. High-intensity conversations ensue, often in Greek punctuated with “Facebook,” “Saints” and other words beyond translation. Then someone in the dining room orders saganaki and, in unison, everyone yells “Opa!”

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Grapes for this velvety wine were sourced from Mendoza’s Uco Valley vineyards high on the eastern slopes near the base of the Andes Mountains, where the grapes develop balanced sugars and natural acidity while ripening. In the glass, it exudes aromas of violets, black cherry, blackberry, plum and hints of oak. On the palate, the complex wine tastes of ripened dark fruit, wild berries and spice notes with silky tannins on the lingering finish. For best results, decant an hour before serving. Drink it with grilled or roasted meats, charcuterie, wild game, barbecue, meaty casseroles, pasta with tomato sauce, aged cheeses and other hearty fare. Buy it at: Many rouses locations. Drink it at: The Cellar and rouses in Uptown.

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interview     Macquet originally opened Dominique’s  on Magazine in 2010 and served a creative  interpretation of contemporary Creole cuisine. The restaurant quickly racked up rave  reviews. But shortly after those accolades  were printed, Macquet left the restaurant,  citing a disagreement with his partner  there, and he took his business name  with him. Apolline (4729 Magazine St.,  504-894-8881; www.apollinerestaurant. com) opened in the space with chef Matt Farmer at the helm.      The new Dominique’s on Magazine is  a bigger restaurant. A former firehouse  has been remodeled to feature an open  design inside and a courtyard with outdoor seating and a hydroponic herb and  vegetable garden.     Dominique’s on Magazine serves dinner  Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday  brunch begins March 17. 

Brooklyn Brewery Mash

Cheesesteaks on Freret

    Everyone in New Orleans knows that 

PrOPrIETOr, BrAzILIAN MArkET & CAFE razilian Market & Cafe (2424 Williams Blvd., Suite N, kenner,   504-468-3533) opened in 2006 after Greyze Vieira moved to town on the  hunch that he could build a business serving the influx of fellow Brazilians  drawn here for post-Hurricane katrina recovery work. The market stocks imported  Brazilian groceries in front. In back, a deli serves plate lunches, meat pies and other  savory pastries, fresh cane juice and, following Brazilian custom, burgers crammed  to overflowing with unusual toppings.  What do you think differentiates traditional Brazilian food? Vieira: People sometimes tend to combine Central America and South America  — like we’re all Latin, so we all must eat the same food. But it’s very different. The  feijoada shows this. It’s like the bean casseroles of southern France and Spain and  Portugal, but in Brazil it was something the slave owners gave to slaves, and they’d  mix in these different pieces of the pig and other ingredients and what you have now  is feijoada. So Brazilian food is a mixup of African, European and what we’d call native Brazilian cooking. Your market seems to function as a clubhouse for Brazilian expats. Was that your intent? V: People come in for food and because they’re homesick for certain dishes, but  some of them are new immigrants and they ask us for advice about where to get legal  help or they ask us to help with paperwork for passports. They’re looking for jobs or  employees or where to go for health care. So we put up these boards where we can  post information and it’s turned into like Craigslist for Brazilians.   No one dresses a hamburger quite like a Brazilian. What’s behind this custom? V: I can’t prove this, but I think it’s just when Brazilians are cooking the same thing  they try to add more and more to it to stand out and market themselves to customers.  So you start with just a hamburger, and they add sausage, they add a hot dog, they  have vegetables in the kitchen so they add corn and then potato sticks and you end  up giving the customer everything at once. I could take you to bars in Brazil and you  just wouldn’t believe what they come up with. Eventually it became the tradition.    — IAN MCNULTY

some roast beef on any old French bread  does not make a proper roast beef po-boy,  and in the same way steak and cheese  slapped together doesn’t necessarily make  a cheesesteak. That’s why the proprietors  of the new Liberty Cheesesteaks (5031  Freret St., 504-875-4447; take some laborious  but, as they see it, crucial steps to make  cheesesteaks in a way Philadelphians  would recognize as true to form.      Mike Casey and Joe Seremet formally  opened Liberty Cheesesteaks last week after an extended run of trial openings, bringing one more specialized option for casual  eats to the Freret Street restaurant row.      They took over the tiny original location of Dat Dog, which moved across the  street, and the menu gets right to the point.  There are cheesesteaks, fries, grilled  cheese sandwiches for kids and soft  drinks. The cheesesteak options follow  a few generally accepted variations on  the standard. There’s a pizza steak with  mozzarella and marinara, for instance,  and a chicken steak. A big question for  aficionados concerns the cheese. Will it  be American, provolone or Cheez Whiz?  All have their adherents in Philly, where  partisanship runs high. 

    Liberty Cheesesteaks serves lunch and  dinner Tuesday through Sunday.

Vendy Awards at the French Market

    Wednesday marks the first Vendy Awards street food competition in New  Orleans. The event is the local expansion  of an annual program started in New York  and now held in cities around the country.      For each edition, the New York nonprofit the Street Vendor Project seeks  nominations from the public on their  favorite street food purveyors. The nine  representatives selected for this week’s  event range from longtime festival favorite  Vaucresson Sausage Co. to market  vendor Hot Tamale Mama to the food  truck Empanada Intifada.      The Vendy Awards take place in the  French Market (1008 N. Peters St.,  504-522-2621;  from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Vendors serve their  signature items, and a panel of judges will  name a winner, and attendees can vote for  the People’s Choice award. Tickets range  from $36 at the all-inclusive level to $6 for  basic admission. Find tickets and details at  

FIVE IrIsh-thEMEd EAts FOr st. PAtrICk’s dAy

Gott Gourmet 3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579 The St. Paddy’s Day breakfast is corned beef potato  hash with a spicy twist.

Irish House 1432 St. Charles Ave., (504) 595-6755 www.theirishhouse Try chocolate cake with Guinness, whiskey ganache and  Bailey’s icing.

Killer Poboys 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745 Beef braised with Guinness  and garlic fills a banh mi loaf.   

Parasol’s Bar & Restaurant 2533 Constance St., (504) 302-1543 www.parasolsbarand The Irish sundae features  roast beef debris over   potato salad.  

Porter & Luke’s Restaurant 1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555 www.porterand Traditional corned beef and  cabbage is a Thursday special. 




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “I think it’s meaningless almost,  now. You could claim that something very heavily processed was  fresh, I guess. I don’t think there are  any rules around ‘fresh.’ You can  just say it with impunity. And I think  lots of people do.” — Mark Crumpacker, chief marketing officer for Chipotle Mexican  Grill Inc., from a story in Slate about  the rise of “fresh” as a marketing  mantra for chain restaurants.  

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    The Brooklyn Brewery Mash rolls into  town with a six-day schedule of events at  venues around town mixing cuisine, art,  film, music and, of course, beer.     New Orleans is the second stop on an  11-city national tour for the Brooklyn Brewery Mash, which is organized by the New  York-based brewery and benefits the food  advocacy group Slow Food USA. At each  stop, organizers orchestrate collaborations  between people in the local food and art  scenes and counterparts from Brooklyn  who are traveling with the road show.       On Thursday, the Bywater standout  Maurepas Foods (3200 Burgundy St.,  504-267-0072; www.maurepasfoods.-com)  hosts a beer dinner called “Local, 2 Ways,”  prepared by chef/owner Michael Doyle  and chef Andrew Gerson for Brooklyn  Brewery. That starts at 7 p.m. and costs $70.  Call Maurepas Foods for reservations.      On Sunday, Gerson will cook with  Dinner Lab (, a local  membership-based dining club, for a  “swamp to table” dinner at an undisclosed  location, and the Mash will use another  secret location for an edition of Chaos  Cooking, an interactive cooking party  where guests bring the recipes and some  of the ingredients (visit for details).     Other food events include a Saturday  talk with the founders of the Brooklyn  candy maker Liddabit Sweets and local  food advocate Poppy Tooker. The Vendy  Awards (see below) are sponsored by the  Mash, and a DJ dance party at Siberia and  the Found Footage Festival (see Film Listings, p. 48) at La Nuit Comedy Theater are  on the schedule too.       The Uptown craft beer hub The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; serves as “Mash  HQ,” with special tastings Tuesday through  Friday. Visit www.brooklynbrewerymash. com for details on all events.








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Indulge Island grIll — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers everything from seafood and salads to burgers, sandwiches and ribs. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta combines sauteed shrimp, crawfish and catfish in lemon-vodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ KnuCKleHeads eaTerY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola. com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ O’HenrY’s FOOd & sPIrITs — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sOMeTHIn’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — 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. $$ Treasure Island BuFFeT — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www.treasurechestcasino. com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYOu Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 3029357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

dOWn THe HaTCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www. — 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 sundried 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.therendoninn. com — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THe rIVersHaCK TaVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHaMrOCK Bar & grIll — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ HICKOrY PrIMe BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; www. — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola. com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

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Jung’s gOlden dragOn — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www. — 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. $

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

CaFe anTOIne’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines. com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FrereT — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; — 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. — 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. $$

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

CONteMPORaRY BaYOna — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — 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. $$$ OaK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ One resTauranT & lOunge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe anTOIne’s resTauranT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MOnTrel’s BIsTrO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$$ saInTs & sInners — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www. — Styled

ouT to Eat to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wetbattered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 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; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves poboys, 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. $

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


MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro. com — 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 stoneground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — The 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. $$


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MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www. — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 8949797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill. com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$


MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 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. $$$

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

RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like vealand spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE CHIBA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ page 38


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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. $$

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

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MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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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. $$

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LA MACARENA PUPSERIA AND LATIN CAFE — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; — This cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. Spanish garlic shrimp is served with refried black beans, saffron rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.Mon. Checks. $$

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www. — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — Named

for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EvOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 5532277; — 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. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www. — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; — This eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with gallo pinto, fried pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains and fried cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepperseared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favor-


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HOT PASTRAMI & CORNED BEEF • FALAFEL CHOPPED LIVER • MATZOH BALL SOUP ites 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. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; — 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; — 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. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity. com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread.

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HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Byblos (1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-8349773; 3242 Magazine St., 504-894-1239; serves Middle Eastern cuisine.

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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 latenight daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — 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. $

SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp 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. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes chargrilled oysters, many cooked

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504)

888-5533; www.austinsno. com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped wwith Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www. — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe. com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



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AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.— 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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PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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think it’s blasphemous.” When Ray Charles recorded music in New Orleans in the early 1950s, he worked with a local trumpet player named Renald Richard. Richard pitched a song to Charles that became a signature tune and a No. 1 R&B hit for Charles, White says. The song was “I Got a Woman,” and it was heavily influenced by the gospel song “It Must Be Jesus” by the Southern Tones. “They took almost the exact same melody and just changed the words, and they made it a little more upbeat,” White says. “When that kind of thing happened, that was still a problem.” Touro Synagogue’s cantor Jamie Marx, one of the performers at the Sacred Music Festival, says the mixing of sacred and secular music in 20th century America — and the backlash it inspired — wasn’t limited to gospel and blues. “When the 1960s came about, and the counterculture revolution, those musical stylings quickly came into Reform synagogues as well,” Marx says. “That’s what I’ll be singing at the Sacred Music Festival, the kind of worship music you would hear in my synagogue today, a lot of guitar, folk styles, what you might call the classic ‘boom-chick’ with kind of a klezmer rhythm to it.” Marx credits composer Shlomo Carlebach with the move toward more popular music in Reform synagogues. Carlebach hung around with Greenwich Village’s famed folk singers in the 1960s, including Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. Later that

decade, he moved to San Francisco and founded a John Boutte and cantor Jamie youth center called The Marx perform at the 2012 Jazz House of Love and Prayer Fest Shabbat. in the Haight-Ashbury PHOTO By SCOTT SALTzMAN neighborhood. “His music has had a huge influence,” Marx say. The Sacred “It was in this old style, but mAR Music Festival it was with guitar and was 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday very, very accessible.” New Orleans Healing The move toward more accessible music, and the Center, 2372 St. Claude inevitable grumblings from Ave., (504) 940-1130; synagogues’ elders, are www.neworleansnothing new in the Jewish tradition, Marx says. “Jewish worship music has a long history of influence by secular styles, and we have great quotes from the 14th and 15th centuries of rabbis complaining about cantors singing tunes that are from secular melodies or drinking songs,” he says. “It’s very similar centuries later where we have borrowed contemporary stylings as well.” The Sacred Music Festival aims to bridge the worlds of secular and sacred music. “If you think about it, the most popular song in New Orleans throughout the 20th century is a hymn,” White says. “We named our football team after it.”


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he Sacred Music Festival features spiritual musical traditions from around the globe. The all-day event, which takes place Saturday at the New Orleans Healing Center, features reggae rhythms, Hindu mantras, Southern spirituals and other genres that bridge sacred and secular musical traditions. While New Orleans has a reputation as one the nation’s great party towns, festival organizer Sallie Ann Glassman believes the spiritual diversity of New Orleans deserves more recognition. “It’s such a devout place in its own way, and there’s so much great music,” Glassman says. “Everything is transforming and re-growing, and there’s something that is so expressive of the sacred in all of that.” Dr. Michael White, a jazz historian and professor of music history at Xavier University, says New Orleans is central to the confluence of sacred and secular music in America. “There’s always that use of sacred music as part of collective celebration in New Orleans,” White says. “That’s part of the culture. I don’t think there’s anywhere else where parading with hymns has been as important in terms of the community as it has been here.” In New Orleans, spiritual music was traditionally a function of funerals and neighborhood church parades before it crossed over to the mainstream. The first commercial recordings of church hymns were in 1927 by Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band, White says. The group recorded eight songs for Columbia Records and three of them were hymns, including “Down by the Riverside,” which brought the city’s sound to a wider audience. As jazz and blues increased in popularity, juke joint styles became more ingrained in religious music. Thomas A. Dorsey, a piano player better known as “Barrelhouse Tom,” got his start with Ma Rainey’s blues band in Chicago, but soon he struck out on his own to promote gospel singers and concerts. One of his earliest artists was Mahalia Jackson, a young singer from the Black Pearl neighborhood of New Orleans, who went on to become the undisputed queen of gospel, but she also stirred controversy. “Most gospel singers were singing in churches, but it was not associated with money or being a profession or anything like that,” White says. “Some people were against it because they felt like [Dorsey] was bringing blues into the church; some people




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All show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Gina Forsyth, 8; Hank Woji, 9; Rebekah Pulley, 11

Tuesday 12

Old Point Bar — Ian Cunningham, 8

AllWays Lounge — Wasted Lives, Max Bernardi, Minnie McCracken, Broken Saddles, 9 Banks Street Bar — Doombalaya, 10 Blue Nile — Helen Gillet, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Seth Walker, 8 Circle Bar — Andy D, Cloudeater, Cusses, Mechanical River, 10 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 d.b.a. — The Treme Brass Band, 9

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


Dragon’s Den — OxyRotten, Bujie & the Highrise, Scurvies, Roots of a Rebellion, Oroku Saki & the Foot, 9; Mad Dukez, Fresh Kils, Slangston Hughes, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Glish, Permanent Collection, Whirr, Nothing, 8 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hangar 13 — Bood Tribe, Broken by the Burden, Chaos Aeon, LTW, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Songwriter Gumbo, 9 House of Blues — AWOLNATION, Mother Mother, Super Water Sympathy, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Ponderosa, Alexis & the Samurai, Cardinal Sons, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Victor Atkins, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9 The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 11 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jenna McSwain & Friends, 6; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 9:30

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Saturn Bar — Heavy Times, Bad Indians, Summer Girlfriends, DJ 9ris 9ris, DJ Man Hands, 9 Siberia — Summer, Angry ElephanT, Fuji-Pop, DJ YRSTRLY, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Stanton Moore, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Shotgun Jazz Band, 10

Wednesday 13 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Jazzacadabra, Ruby Ross, The Land Between the Rivers, 7 AllWays Lounge — Fancytramp, Milkstains, Dolphin Mouth, 10 Banks Street Bar — Jumbo Brown, 7; Major Bacon, 10 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 8; Gravity A, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Gardenia Moon, 7

Step through the Sugar Mill’s gearbox entrance and you might as well be walking through the looking glass. A fickle home to varied onenight stands from bridal exhibitions to MOM’s Ball exhibitionists, the 3,000-capacity venue also is among the few spaces in town that can accommodate tweener concerts, those acts that may be too large for a club yet too small for an arena. These also vary wildly: A Sugar Mill booking is likely the only common denominator between British dubstepper Rusko and unstoppable believer Journey. Though they Alabama Shakes with Michael represent different genres and drawing powers, the three MaR bands on Friday’s bill are more of the same mind. Alabama Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Shakes’ early-2012 visit packed One Eyed Jacks, and Riley Downing that was a full season before the Southern-rock success 9 p.m. Friday story dropped its ATO debut Boys & Girls. (Witnessing the dominant presence of singer/songwriter Brittany Howard The Sugar Mill onstage and on record, “Boys & Girl” is more like it.) Set1021 Convention Center Blvd. ting the anachronistic scene are rising London soul man Michael Kiwanuka, whose own debut, Home Again (Polydor), (504) 586-0004 is a crowd-pleasing cross between Bill Withers and Ben Harper; and New Orleans country men Sam Doores and Riley Downing, whose single “Wrong Time to Be Right,” off their Tumbleweeds LP Holy Cross Blues, is a WTUL Sunday staple — and a fitting theme for these sepia-toned yearlings. Tickets $25, $100 VIP. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


University — Tulane University Marching Band, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Basin Quintet, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Cristin Bradford, Mama Rey & the Primal Purposes, 9 House of Blues — Domenic, Jim Smith, 6; Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, 8 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet Lounge, 11 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10

Palm Court Jazz Band, 7

George French Quartet, 8:30

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8

Chickie Wah Wah — Mike Zito & the Wheel, 8

Prime Example — Germaine Bazzle, 7 & 9 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 8:30 The Sandbar at UNO — Trumpeter Antoine Drye, 7 Siberia — Today is the Day, Black Tusk, KEN Mode, Fight Amp, 8

House of Blues — French Montana, Chinx Drugs, Corner Boy P, 9

Lafayette Square — Wednesday at the Square feat. Bucktown All-Stars, Park Row, 5

THuRsday 14

Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 7; Cary Hudson, 9:30

The Maison — Royal We, 6; Tarik Hassan, 6

d.b.a. — Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Devlin Fieldhouse, Tulane

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman &

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Loren Pickford, 9:30

Hi-Ho Lounge — The Plus One Show, 9

Three Muses — Schatzy, 7

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Martial Love, 9; Daniel Thompson, 10

d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; Otra, 10

Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 9

Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Michael & Ashley Lemmler, 5; Smoking Time Jazz Club feat. Chance Bushman, 8:30

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Leah Rucker, 6; Lagniappe Brass Band, 9:30

Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8

Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8

Maple Leaf Bar — Chris Mule & the Perpetrators, 10:30

Circle Bar — Vaz, Multicult, Sunrise: Sunset:, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30

Circle Bar — Jim O. & the No Shows, 6; Filligar, Christopher Paul Stelling, Bohannons, 10


Alabama Shakes with Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing

AllWays Lounge — Shirlette Ammons, Sookee, 10 Banks Street Bar — Gary Roadarmel & the Parish Commissioners, Sean K. Preston, 10 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Paul Longstreth, 5;

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Hannah KB & Friends, 8 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Some Like It Hot!, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Alabama Slim Blues Revue feat. Little Freddie King & Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 6; 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Senor Mejor, 8; Brian Belknap, 9; Jordan Gonzalez, 10 Oak — Aaron Wilkinson & Friends, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Davis Rogan, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Chapel Blues, 9 One Eyed Jacks — Shooter Jennings, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Tim Laughlin & Crescent City Joymakers, 8 Pavilion of the Two Sisters — Paul Sanchez, 6 Preservation Hall — Tornado Brass Band feat. Darryl Adams, 8 Republic New Orleans — Deeds, Elz, Quick Smith, Lost Wordz, Stefan, Artifact, 11 Rivershack Tavern — John Lisi & Delta Funk Rock ’N’ Bowl — Corey Ledet, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Antoine Drye, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy’s Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Tom Mcpage 46

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Candlelight Red, Farewell 2 Fear, 8

Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Downright, Banditos, 10

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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — David Reis, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Black Noise, Stoop Kids, Alex Camero, 9 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 7 Banks Street Bar — Brian Belknap, Laurie Stirratt, Dylan Turner, 7; South Jones, N’awlins Johnnys, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Dave Ferrato, 8:30 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, 7; Mia Borders, 10 Bombay Club — Linzi Zaorski, 9:30

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Brooks Seahorse Saloon — Major Bacon, 9 Buffa’s Lounge — Kenny Klein, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Jazz Trio, 5; Prima Jazz Band, 9; Lena Prima & Band, 10 Carrollton Station — Pocket Aces Brass Band, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Corey Hart, 5:30 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 10 Columbia Street, downtown Covington — The Beth Patterson Trio, Bloomin’ Onions, 6 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 The Cypress — The Ghost Inside, Stick to Your Guns, Stray From the Path, Rotting Out, Variants, 5:30 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — The Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Johnny Vidacovich Trio feat. Ike Stubblefield & Grant Green Jr., 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Bob Malone, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Lips & Trips, 7:30 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6

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Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Trevelyan, 9 Hangar 13 — Yakk, Endall, Chronic Death Slug, 10; Spammkidd, Russ, Ribbz, 1 a.m. Hi-Ho Lounge — Gold Beneath the Highway, 10 Historic New Orleans Collection — Concerts in the Courtyard feat. Country Fried, 6 House of Blues — Sevendust,

Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 5; Crescent City Celtic Band, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 9 The Maison — Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; 1 Ounce Jig, 10; Stiff Necked Fools, midnight Mandeville Trailhead — Four Unplugged, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Tom Leggett, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Nancy Staggs, 4; La Tran-k, 7 Mudlark Theatre — Holiness Church of the Valley, Vibe Ruiner, 7 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Mike True, 9; Roger Ferrera, 10 New Orleans Museum of Art — Banu Gibson, 5:30 Oak — Jenn Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Larry Hall Band, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Phil deGruy, 8 One Eyed Jacks — Honky, R. Scully’s Rough 7, Unnaturals, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Mustard Brothers, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Amanda Shaw, 9:30 Siberia — Dr. Sick, 6; Daria & the Hip Drops, Social Set, Jordan Gonzalez Band, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ike Stubblefield, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Slim & Andy, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Sugar Mill — Alabama Shakes, Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores & Riley Downing, 9 Three Muses — Royal Roses, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

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Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 7 Banks Street Bar — Harvy Castle, City Zoo, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 8:30 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz, 7; Brass-A-Holics, 10 Bombay Club — Right Reverend Soul Revue, 9:30 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Prima Jazz Band, 9; Lena Prima & Band, 10 Carrollton Station — Little Freddie King, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Wasted Lives, Truckstop Honeymoon, 9 Circle Bar — WTUL CD release feat. The Honorable South, Doombalaya, Phil the Tremolo King, 10 Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 The Cypress — Goodmorning, Gorgeous, ManVsMachine, Through Everlast, Lions Among Wolves, Martyr’s Masquerade, Across the Atlantic, 5:30 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Sinclair feat. the Carlo Ditta Trio, 6; Good Enough for Good Times & Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — George French, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Melo-D, 9 Hangar 13 — Lemonhead, Mokro, Edrop, Jovan, 10; Headspill, Misled, 10 House of Blues — Brint Anderson, 1; AbPsych, Remedy Krewe, Purvis, Bujie & the HighRise, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Julie Odell, Chris Lyons, 10 Irish House — Patrick Cooper, 10:30 a.m. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Bill Summers, 8; Free Agents Brass Band, midnight Kerry Irish Pub — Wheelhouse, 5; Rites of Passage, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Delfeayo Marsalis, 9 & 11 The Maison — Irene & the Sugar Devils, 4; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Georgia Soul Council, 10; Ristic, 1 a.m.

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9

Maple Leaf Bar — Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Tommy Malone, 10:30; Russell Batiste’s Uptown Posse, 10:30

A.L. Davis Park — Gospel Extravaganza, 12

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Hangar 13 — Pop Evil, Crackjaw, Down the Phoenix, Framing the Red, 7

Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. SUNDAY 17 Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Banks Street Bar — Nico Riv- Anderson, 2 ers, 3; Max Eaton, 5; Hurrah! A Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) Bolt of Light!, Parade Ground, 8 — James Rivers Movement, 11 Bayou Beer Garden — Major a.m. Bacon, 5 Siberia — Hurray For the Riff Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Raff, Spirit Family Reunion, Sam Mainline Brass Band, 10 Doores & Riley Downing, TumbleBombay Club — Tony Seville, weeds, 9 7 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like Warren Battiste, 8 & 10 it Hot!, 11 a.m.; Royal RoundSpotted Cat — Rights of Swing, ers, 3 3; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Lena Prima & Band, Sounds, 10; Barry Stephenson’s Jam Session, 2 a.m. 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas Circle Bar — Micah McKee & & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Linnzi Little Maker, 6; Boats, Krief, 10 Zaorski, 8 Columns Hotel — Chip Tipitina’s — Bruce Daigrepont, Wilson, 11 a.m. 5:30 The Cypress — Handguns, State Champs, On the Way to MoNDAY 18 Infinity, Royal T, Too Soon For Symmetry, Death of Juliet, 5:30 AllWays Lounge — Dangerous Ponies, Norwegian Arms, Botd.b.a. — Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils, Ike Stubblefield, 6; tomfeeders, 10 Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6 Banks Street Bar — Brown Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Shoe, 8; Single Atom Theory, 10 Stuart Thomas, 7 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Funky Pirate — Blues Masters Special Men, 10

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Dayna Kurtz, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6; Free Energy, Old Ceremony, So So Glos, 10

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Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Die Geister Beschworen & Datura Blues, 8

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Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8; Masta Killa, 10

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House of Blues — Watsky, Dumbfounded, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8

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Mudlark Theatre — Iron Lung, Bloody Mummers, 7 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Fever Fever, 7; Danielle Thomas, 8; Gold Beneath the Highway, 9; Dean Johanesen, 10 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Saturn Bar — Warm Soda (Bare Wires), Peach Kelli Pop, 9 Siberia — Party Animal, Dummy Dumpster, The Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch, 7; Mykki Blanco, DJ Carmine P. Filthy, A Boy Named Ruth, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy’s Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10

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Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Clint Kaufmann, 7; Mr. Hi-Ho Lounge — Yellow Dogs, 9 Steve, 9; Thomas & Theresa, 10 New Orleans Healing Center House of Blues (Parish) — Family of the Year, Mowglis, 9 — New Orleans Sacred Music Festival, 12 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 NOCCA Riverfront, Nims Blackbox Theatre — Christian Irish House — Patrick Cooper, Howes Trio, 8 10:30 a.m. Oak — Hazy Ray, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Old Point Bar — Jeb Rault, Longstreth, 8 9:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth PatPalm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz terson & Betsy McGovern, 12; Speed The Mule, 3:30; Rites of Band, 8 Passage, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Kool Kats Bar — Unnaturals, 3 Braud, 8 The Maison — Ernie Elly & the Ponchatoula Strawberries, 4; Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Cristina Perez, 7; Less than Jake, Anderson, 1 Dead Legends, Joystick, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bonerama, Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Sol Driven Train, 9 Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” WashSiberia — Jayson Wayne Knox, ington & Russell Batiste, 10:30 6; Cold Fronts, Minutehead, Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Stoop Kids, 9 Kevin Clark & Tom McDermott, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — 11:30 a.m.; Captain Zydeco & the Clark Vreeland, 8 & 10 Zydeco Moshers, 3:30 Spotted Cat — Showarama Old Point Bar — Stephanie Hot Trio, 3; Panorama Jazz Niles, 3:30; Tom Witek Sextet, 7 Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the One Eyed Jacks — Thao & the Little Big Horns, 10 Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford Three Muses — Hot Club of & the Sound Outside, 9 New Orleans, 6; Mario Abney, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Tipitina’s — Johnny Sketch & Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingthe Dirty Notes, 10 sters, 8 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Preservation Hall — St. Peter Caesar, 10 Street All-Stars feat. Lars Edegran & Big Al Carson, 8

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    Found Footage Festival  curators Nick Prueher and Joe  Pickett have been collecting  VHS tapes since 1991 and are  known for compiling montages  of the best scenes from the  worst workout videos, training  videos and infomercials and  presenting outtakes from the  most eccentric of community  programming and other odd  projects recorded for posterity. The mix of embarrassing  and strange scenes come  from goofy amateur videos,  Found Footage low-budget, lesser celebrity projects and  MAR individuals ranting to the camera. Festival, Volume 6     The duo are on tour with Volume 6 of their  10 p.m.   collection, and it has great clips of cheery, get- THru Thursday-Friday rich-quick advisers, workout videos featuring  MAR B-list celebrities and naked people, and tapes  la Nuit Comedy   for children, including a potty training video  Theater, 5039 Freret  with a reggae-beat theme song. The material  St., (504) 231-7011;  gets more awkward in a series of videos warning children against suspicious strangers, all of which  feature creepy hosts like Blueberry the Clown. But  Tickets $10 in   Volume 6 delves into really offbeat finds in a pair of  advance, $12 at   how-to videos (Hand Made Love, Finger Tips) meant  the door to help developmentally challenged people learn  how to masturbate and to do so with appropriate  privacy. On a more bizarre front, they found two tapes featuring Frank Pacholski dancing  for a small audience of senior citizens. For his performance art piece, Pacholski wears  only a Speedo-like suit with an American flag design, and in a food-themed dance, he  shares the suit with a plucked, raw chicken. These videos were so fascinating to Prueher and  Pickett that they tracked him down for an interview, and that footage is included as well.     The tape shows have included more of their own filmed segments in recent volumes,  and here they reveal that they are the pranksters behind viral videos that featured a  bogus yo-yo expert who got booked on morning TV programs, on which he excelled at  creating awkward moments but couldn’t do a single yo-yo trick.     There also are more brilliantly banal video segments, including how to care for a ferret  or massage a possum. Dubiously talented musicians offer instrument lessons, craft  enthusiasts get a little too excited about their materials and religiously inspired video  preachers offer enlightenment. The live shows also include extra videos not on the  DVDs. — Will COViellO


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LA TO NOLA: AN EVENING WITH LAURA CAYOUETTE — The Django Unchained  actress presents a Q&A session followed by a screening  of Hell Ride. Free admission. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Loyola University New Orleans, Bobet Hall, room 332, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 861-5888; LEPRECHAUN (R) — A leprechaun whose pot of gold was  stolen goes on a killing spree. Tickets $10.50 general admission, $9.50 students, $8.50 children and seniors. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; THE PARDON (PG-13) — The theater hosts the  world premiere of the film  about Toni Jo Henry, the only  woman executed in louisiana’s  electric chair, as a fundraiser  for eden House. Visit www. for details.  Tickets $75 per person, $100 for two. 6:30 p.m. wine reception, 7:30 p.m. screening. Wednesday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-5400; SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (NR) — Gene Kelly’s 1952 moviemusical follows a silent film  production company as they  make a difficult transition to  talkies. Tickets $5.75. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; SONNY ROLLINS: SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS (NR) — robert Mugge’s documentary is a candid look at the jazz  improviser. The documentary  is part of DJ Soul Sister’s Musically Speaking series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; WONDER WOMEN: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMER-

ICAN SUPERHEROINES (NR) — Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s film looks at the evolution  of superheroines in comics  and film, and at how popular  representations of powerful  women often reflect society’s  anxieties about women’s  liberation. Free admission. 6 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), (504) 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, (504) 468-7231; Prytania, (504) 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, (504) 527-6012





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OPENING MID-CITY THEATRE. 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www. — “Femme Fest,” an exhibition of female artists curated by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana, through April 19. Opening reception 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www. — “Artmoor,” a bi-monthly showcase of local established and emerging artists, through May 16. Opening reception 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — “Class Reunion,” a group exhibition, through April. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery. com — “Masters Series,” interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir and Edgar Degas by Peter Max; both through April 9. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999;




www.arthurrogergallery. com — “The Shape of Relics,” work on paper by Troy Dugas; “Private Practice,” mixed media by Stephanie Patton; both through April 20. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www. — “Her Infinite Variety,” a group exhibition, through April 6. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 5812440; — “Bilgewater,” works by David Eddington, through April 1. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery. com — “Do You Like Me? (Check Yes or No),” works by Kyle Channing Smith, through April 9. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www. callancontemporary. com — “Zelma,” works on painted and incised aluminum panel by Mitchell Lonas, through March 30. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; — “Artists of Faith,” works by Michael Yankowski, Cathy Hegman, Jean Geraci and others, through March. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery. com — “New Landscapes,” oil paintings by Bill Iles, through March 30. COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St.

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You see them everywhere if you look hard enough, but they are especially prevalent along stretches of older highways in the rural South and West: Places where boom years came and went and where the buildings and signs of earlier times have been adapted to appeal to the trends of the present, sometimes in vain. Abandoned signs with words mangled by wind or vandalism litter the landscape, broadcasting jabberwocky messages to uncomprehending drivers, and even those buildings that have found a second life can look lost in their new roles, surreal artifacts at the intersection of aspiration and desperation. A passing motorist may blink and wonder if an antihistamine is causing hallucinations, but no, this lost America of detoured dreams is real. Trey Burns and Alli Miller have photographed these places and arranged them like collections of strange butterflies at the May Gallery. Some are displayed in architectonic grid structures like stacked storage crates, while the ones on the walls appear in frames like the kind sold in discount stores, but they are really all handcrafted to look manufactured. This may be taking matters too far, but the photographs are intriguing. One romantic example features a dusky swimming pool reflecting the familiar yellow squares of a Waffle House sign that was reworked to read, “We Buy Gold.” In another, a concrete tepee that may have once housed a souvenir shop now sports a distinctly non-Native American sign: “Espresso.” Nearby, a weathered sign in an empty wasteland reads: “Museum Ahead,” even as a desert scene painted on the side of a derelict shipping container (detail pictured) mimics the desert that surrounds it like something a latter day Magritte-of-the-badlands might have concocted after a peyote cocktail. The faux-Walmart frames and crate sculptures make this fall under the heading of conceptual art but it all works eloquently as an installation, a tribute to the unintentional ad hoc surrealism of the American road. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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Charles Ave., fourth floor, (504) 861-5456 — “Image Authenticity,” paintings and archival prints by Gerald Cannon; “Decorative Debris,” works by Nancy Bernardo; both through March 20.


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COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 7220876; — “Remembrance,” photographs by Samantha Foster; “Selections from ‘the Book of Hats: A Collection of Extremely Short Illustrated Poems,’” paintings by Eliot Brown, through April 6. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 8186032; www.dumoisgallery. com — “Seamless,” works by Angela Burks, Mandy Rogers Horton and Carri Skoczek, through April 27. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; — “the Offing,” works by Casey Ruble, through April 20.

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THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www. — Self-portrait wall drawings by Kyle Bravo; collage and video by Deville Cohen; works by James Esber; works by Jane Fine, through April 7.


GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., (504) 8941588; www.galerieroyale. net — “Flavors of New Orleans,” oil paintings and collage photography by Ben Hamburger and Stirling Barret, through March. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “A Salute to the Cultural Arts,” a group exhibition, through March. THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, (504) 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “Making Waves,” sculpture by Sylvaine Sancton and Viorel Hodre, through March 28. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; — “No Understando,” works by Lavar Munroe, Joshua D. Rubin and Andrew Norman Wilson, through April 7.

HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 7891832 — “Fresh Art,” a group exhibition of new works, through April 6. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.jeanbragg. com — “Outposts in Eden, Audubon and City Parks,” paintings by Carol Hallock, through March. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. — “Dark Matter,” drawings, sculpture and multimedia by Brian Borrello, through March 30. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 5225988; — “Upon An Altar,” mixed-media works by Chris Guarisco, through March 30. Paintings by Billy Solitario, through April 13. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; www. martinechaissongallery. com — “Origins,” paintings by Drake LaBry, through March 30. MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; www. — “Wessel Castle,” photography and sculpture Alli Miller and trey Burns, through March 22. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., (504) 610-4899; www. neworleansphotoalliance. — “Common Ground: New American Street Photography,” a photography exhibition curated by Stephen McLaren, through March 23. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “New Reflections,” paintings by Edward Bear Miller, through March 30. PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “the White Snake,” interactive ritual and healing performance by VnessWolfCHild and Amanda Stone, through April 19. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-

7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Lauren thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing. RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., (504) 525-2500; — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “A Year and Some Change,” photographs by Ryan HodgsonRigsbee, through April 6. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 7104506; — Works by Debra Federico and Kami Galeana, through April 6. THE SHOP. 509 Royal St., (504) 304-6493; www. — “One a Day til 30,” 366 works done over the course of a year by Graham Franciose, through March 24. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 8998182 — “Nature Under Glass,” works by James Vella, through March. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; — “Sleepwalk,” works by Steven Seinberg, through March 27. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. — “A Place for Art; the Art of Place: Covington 200,” an exhibition commemorating the bicentennial celebration of the founding of Covington, through April 6. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 9087331; www.postmedium. org/staplegoods — “Stray,” paintings and drawings by tom Strider, through April 7. TEN GALLERY. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414 — “Eden Adrift,” ceramic installation by Eva Champagne, through March. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude


SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

Call for artiStS MICHAEL P. SMITH FUND FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards a $5,000 grant to a photographer residing in Gulf Coast states. Visit for details. Application deadline is March 29. MIXED MESSAGES.3: MULTIRACIAL IDENTITY, PAST & PRESENT. the Charitable Film Network and Press Street’s New Orleans Loving Festival seeks original artwork and films, with themes concerning race, racism and the multiracial experience, for the June group art show. Visit call-to-artists-for-mixedmessages-3 for details. Submissions deadline is April 30.

NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery. com — Artists can apply to be included in the annual juried exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. One artist from the September exhibition will win a solo show at the gallery. Visit the website for details. Submissions deadline is June 15.

ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — “Loving Your Enemies,” the National Conference of Artists art exhibit celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through March 30. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — “Swamp to Swamp,” murals by MILAGROS, through April 6. “And their Voices Cry Freedom Again,” mixed media by Hannibal Lokumbe, through April 12. “A thousand threads,” works by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other transformations,” an exhibit curated by Miranda Lash; “Beyond ‘Beasts’: the Art of Court 13”; both through June 16. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698– 1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 4885488; www.longuevue. com — Site-specific installation and retrospective of designers Doug and Gene Meyer, through March. “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA RESEARCH COLLECTION. Tulane University, Jones Hall, room 200, (504) 865-5000; — “Welcome Merry Shrovetide: Shakespeare on Parade,” Shakespeare-inspired Mardi Gras ball invitations, call out and admittance cards, dance cards and parade bulletins from 18701932, through March 30. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival tradition,” an exhibit about the African-American women’s Carnival group, through January 2014. “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina

and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www. — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — “Gridiron Glory: the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” through May 5. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through April 14. “Bayou School: 19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” through May 12. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Rematch,” a retrospective of conceptual artist Mel Chin, through May 25. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.

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OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; — “Well-Suited: the Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme,” through March. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; seaa. — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; www. — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing. WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; — “Perique,” photographs by Charles Martin, through Saturday.

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MY MOM STILL THINKS MY WORK IS IMPROVING. Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; — the gallery seeks works for an exhibition that compares artists’ childhood and current works to illustrate connections between childhood and adulthood in art. the exhibition is May 11-June 2. Visit com/call-for-entries-mymom-still-thinks-my-workis-improving for details. Submissions deadline is April 1.


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THEATER 3X3. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — the showcase features three one-act plays by three local writers. admission $10. 7:30 p.m. tuesday. BOYS’ LIFE. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www.theshadowboxtheatre. com — Howard Korder’s coming-of-age play follows the exploits of three former college buddies. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday through march 23.

CATCH THE WALL. Dillard University, Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 816-4857; www.dillard. edu — gabrielle reisman’s multi-media musical follows two students of a new orleans charter school and the bounce music hero that haunts its halls. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday, 3 p.m. sunday, march 14-24. THE CIRCUS LOVESICK. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 5229653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the one-woman show explores love through monologues delivered by circus performers. tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 7 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S QUIDAM. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www. — ignored by her parents, a

DEBAUCHERY. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www. — pat bourgeois’ monthly soap opera follows an eccentric new orleans family. tickets $10. 8:30 p.m. wednesday. LEND ME A TENOR. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; www. — the Ken ludwig farce depicts mixed identities and chaos at the Cleveland grand opera. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students. 8 p.m. friday-saturday and 2 p.m. sunday, through march 24. MISCASTED. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www.theshadowboxtheatre. com — the weekly revue takes excerpts from plays and songs from musicals and casts them using actors of different genders, ages or races than the written roles. tickets $10. 7 p.m. wednesday. THE MONEY BOX. Marquette Theatre, Marquette Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; — ricky graham’s musical adaptation of moliere’s The Miser tells the story of the notoriously stingy owner of a bourbon street club and his children, who long to escape their father’s control. tickets $12 general admission, $8 loyola faculty, staff, students and seniors. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday. NOISES OFF. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing

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Catch the Wall 8 p.m. thu.-sat. 3 p.m. sun. Dillard University Cook fine arts Center Cook theatre 2601 gentilly blvd. (504) 816-4857

in gabrielle reisman’s new play, Catch the Wall, a trio of sixth-grade tHrU students who love bounce music are MAR devastated when their favorite mC, benefit, is killed. they set out to make a video tribute to her, hoping the video will give the performer exposure she never realized. they do some of the filming at their new orleans charter school, and there is a clash of cultures, as some teachers resist the presence of the music and dances the kids love. even if the teachers don’t hear it, the students play it constantly in their earbuds, and it’s an almost around-the-clock part of their lives. two of the students are played by student actors Corinne williams and troy privott from lusher Charter school. the rest of the cast includes troi bechet and actors from goat in the road productions, Cripple Creek theatre Company and the nola project. in the play, reisman, an master of fine arts candidate at the University of texas at austin, delves into the workings of a fictional new orleans charter school. while the school is imaginary, many charter school issues are incorporated into the drama. william bowling and monica r. Harris play teach for america corps members at the school. reisman, director Christopher Kaminstein and bowling all have worked in new orleans charter schools in programs integrating arts into the curricula. reisman started working on the play after noticing the prominence of local music in students’ lives and witnessing the cultural differences between students and the teachers who came to new orleans to work in the new schools. the play looks at the school from both teachers’ and students’ points of view. “this is the most dynamic piece i’ve written,” reisman says. bounce music drives the play, and she pushed to have the most currently popular music included. roosevelt tyler, who dances during rapper nicky Da b’s performances, choreographed the show. “the play is about an important moment in education,” Kaminstein says. “but it’s important to look at the people involved. this is a remarkable snapshot of the lives of three students.” — will CoViello


Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; — David Hoover directs tracey Collins, trina beck, Justin bupp and others in michael frayn’s comedy. tickets $35 general admission, $33 seniors, $25 students and military. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday, through march 24. SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., (504)

533-6600; — the musical comedy re-imagines the popular novel Fifty Shades of Gray. tickets $29.75 and $39.75. 8 p.m. monday-saturday and 3 p.m. sunday.


Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www. — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

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BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington, (504) 892-2624 — the jukebox musical telling the story of the rock ’n’ roll pioneer features 20 of his hits. tickets $30 general admission, $27 military and seniors, $20 students, $15 children under 12. 7:30 p.m. saturday, 3 p.m. sunday.

bored girl seeks meaning in an imaginary world brought to life by the company’s 52 acrobats, musicians and singers. Visit www. for details. 7:30 p.m. wednesday-saturday, 3:30 p.m. saturday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. sunday.



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StAGE LIStINGS Hemmer, Jack Long and others. the Friday show is a benefit for the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon (call 504-252-5476 for tickets to that show only). tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday.

HUNDRED DAYS. Serendipity, 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 407-0818; — the music duo the Bengsons presents its folk opera about a young couple whose time together is cut short by a fatal illness. Meschiya Lake opens. tickets $10 (suggested donation). 7 p.m. Sunday. SLOW BURN BURLESQUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — the burlesque troupe performs. Visit for details. tickets $15. 10 p.m. Saturday.

AuditionS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5012; — the chorus holds auditions for new members 7 p.m. Mondays in Delgado’s third floor music room. Call (504) 453-0858 or (985) 898-0951 or visit www. for details.

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SAMSON AND DELILAH. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater. com — the opera tells the story of the tragic hero Samson who is enticed by Delilah to give up the secret of his strength. Visit for details. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

dAnCE N’KAFU TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — the company performs M’batle Su (Going Home), which features traditional African dance and drama. 7 p.m. Saturday.

StAGE EVEntS BALLET APETREI’S GRAND ECHAPPE. Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington, (985) 867-1206 — the dance company’s fundraiser includes live music, food, a silent auction and a performance by Ballet Apetrei dancers. Call (985) 624-3622 for details. Admission $25. 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

CALL FoR tHEAtER LATINO YOUTH THEATER PROJECT. Puentes New Orleans seeks Latino youth for the program that includes two weeks of free after-school theater workshops and culminates in a live performance (April 1-13). Call (504) 821-7228 or email jc@ for details. NEW ORLEANS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL. the 5th annual festival (Sept. 19-21) accepts applications from performers including striptease dancers (male and female), singers, emcees, magicians, contortionists, aerialists, duos, troupes, novelty and other variety acts. Visit www. for details. Application deadline is May 26.

ComEdy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. DREAM FANTASY CASTLE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — the troupe performs improv in the dark. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. EXUENT! IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE. The New

Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Improvisers tackle Shakespeare. tickets $5. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the showcase rotates tNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and tami and the Language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPENMIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054; — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — the theater showcases new improv troupes. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. PASS THE MIC. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Six stand-up comedians present material, then all the comedians return to the stage to perform an improvised show. tickets $5. Midnight Friday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www. — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY IRISH CHANNEL ST. PATRICK’S DAY BLOCK PARTY. Annunciation Square, Annunciation and Race Streets — the annual st. patrick’s Day celebration features food, beer, music and more and is a fundraiser for st. michael special school. Visit www. for details. free admission. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. thursday. IRISH CHANNEL ST. PATRICK’S DAY CLUB MASS & PARADE. St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 1516 Jackson Ave., 522-6748 — following a mass, the annual parade goes through the neighborhood, starting at felicity and magazine streets. Visit www. for details. mass noon, parade 1 p.m. saturday.

SHAMROCKIN’ RUN 8K. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — the 8K run starts at the museum and ends at audubon park. Visit www. for details. admission $35 until friday, $50 on race day. 8:30 a.m. sunday. ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT PAT O’S. Pat O’Brien’s, 718 St. Peter St., 525-4823; www. — the bar hosts live music by groovy 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and irish food and drink specials all day. 10 a.m. sunday. ST. PATRICKS DAY BAR CRAWL & KICKOFF. Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon St., 528-9400; — the bar crawl stops at french Quarter watering holes.

FAMILY TUESDAY 12 KINDER GARDEN: GREEN GRASS GROWS. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 4885488; — Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. tickets $12 general admission, $10 members. Call (504) 293-4722 or email for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

SATURDAY 16 FUN FEST PLAYDAY. City Park Tennis Center, Corner of Victory and Anseman Avenues — new orleans Youth tennis, which hosts free tennis sessions on saturdays at City park, presents the event for children ages 8-12 that includes tennis, prizes and snacks. 10 a.m. to noon. NOMA EGG HUNT. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; — the sculpture garden hosts art activities, face painting, balloon making, games, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. noon to 2 p.m. YOUNG HISTORIANS TOUR. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — Children ages 8-12 get a special tour of the museum exhibition gridiron glory followed by a hands-on activity. Call (504) 528-1944 ext. 229 or email lauren. for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


SUNDAY YOUTH MUSIC WORKSHOP. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 8958477; — Children of all ages can play with and learn from musicians at the free workshop. this week’s workshop features ike stubblefield trio with grant green Jr. and Johnny Vidacovich. free admission. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

MONDAY 18 YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE: GET THE SILLIES OUT. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; www. — Hip-hop artist biz markie is the guest in the live version of the popular children’s show. Visit for details. tickets $39.50 to $51.10 (includes fees). 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDAY 12 HIDDEN TREASURES. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo Collections Facility, 1000 Chartres St., 568-6968; lsm. — the friends of the Cabildo hosts a behindthe-scenes viewing of the works of Clementine Hunter. reservations are required. Call (504) 523-3939 for details. admission $15 friends of the Cabildo/louisiana museum foundation members, $20 nonmembers. tours at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. tuesday and thursday. HISTORIC HOUSE WORKSHOP. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7032; www. — andrew liles of the tulane school of architecture, discusses how floor plans for shotgun houses can be modernized. free admission. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 13 BROOKLYN BREWERY MASH. as part of a national touring event benefiting slow food Usa, the brewery hosts parties, workshops, pop-up supper clubs, readings and more around the city. Visit www. for details. wednesday-saturday. MAD HATTER’S LUNCHEON. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 561-0500; — the new orleans opera association’s luncheon is themed “mad

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JIM MONAGHAN’S ST. PATRICK’S PARADE. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — the annual parade through the french Quarter starts and ends at molly’s and includes local marching groups, riders in horse-drawn carriages and irish throws. 6:30 p.m. friday.

an after-party at bourbon Cowboy (241 bourbon st.) kicks off the event. Visit www. for details. admission $10-$25. Kick-off party 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. friday, bar crawl 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. saturday-sunday.

Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; — the event held at the green space across from the hospital features easter egg hunts, an egg toss, arts and crafts tents, inflatables, magic acts, dance and music performances and the rubber Duck regatta race. admission $1, free for children under 3. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.






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STREET FOOD FESTIVAL & VENDY AWARDS. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, (504) 5222621; — the event features cuisine from street food vendors, a top chef contest, Vendy cup awards and live music. Festivalgoers will pick a people’s Choice award winner. Call (917) 716-8253 or visit www. for details. Admission starts at $6 (various ticket packages available), children under 6 free. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ing Center, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www. — the historian and author of Freedom’s Forge presents a lecture. 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. presentation, 7 p.m. Q&A and book signing. ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS WORKSHOP: ORLEANS PARISH. New Orleans Healing Center, room 252, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 940-1130; — the workshop is recommended to anyone seeking grants from the council. Call (504) 595-8461, (504) 595-8471 or visit for details. Free admission. 4 p.m. JEFFERSON PARISH SENIOR CITIZEN EXPO. John A. Alario Sr. Event Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., (504) 349-5525; www.alariocenter. com — the expo features health information and screenings, giveaways, prizes and entertainment. Free admission. Call (504) 736-6100 for details. 8 a.m. to noon.

WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri Place; www. — the young Leadership Council hosts weekly spring concerts. Free admission. Visit www. for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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895-8477; www.tipitinas. com — the marching group’s annual fundraiser benefits roots of Music and features live entertainment, a silent auction, raffle and a photo booth. Visit www.facebook. com/ctlsnola for details. Admission $20 general, $40 VIp. 8 p.m. JULIA JUMP. Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 361-7821 — the preservation resource Center of New orleans’ annual fundraiser includes live music, a silent auction and food by local restaurants. Visit for details. Admission starts at $75. 6:30 p.m. patron party, 8 p.m. general admission. LARK IN THE PARK. City Park, Big Lake Lawn — “Cabana Nights” is the theme for the Friends of City park’s party that helps to support new additions to the park. Visit www.friendsofcitypark. com for details. Admission $90 FoCp members, $100 nonmembers, $75 ages 35 and younger. 6:30 p.m. patron party, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. general admission. NORTHSHORE GARDEN SHOW & PLANT SALE. St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington — the event offers free information about plants and gardening, more than three dozen exhibitor booths, presentations by horticulture experts, food and children’s activities. Call (985)


RAW:NATURAL BORN ARTISTS SHOWCASE. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-2951; www. — the showcase of local artists features music, fashion shows, spoken word, an art and photography display, hair styling and more. Visit www. for details. Admission $10 online, $15 at the door. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. SHRINE CIRCUS. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., (504) 280-7171; — the Jerusalem temple Shriners present its 66th annual circus. Visit www.2013circus. com for details. Admission $9-$35. 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturdya, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. STARLIGHT RACING. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 943-1415; www. — the nighttime horseracing series features live music, drink specials, food trucks and more. tickets $5 general admission, $10 clubhouse and beer garden admission. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SATURDAY 16 BEN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 522-8014; — the school’s festival and fundraising event features live music, cultural performances, international foods, beer and wine, game booths, a silent auction and more. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. BLACKGLAMA GALA. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — the gala featuring food and live music honors Peter Rogers and the opening of the exhibition What Becomes a Legend Most?: the Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers. Admission $100 general, $150 patron

EARTH FEST. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute. org — Groups represent-

ing business, nonprofit and governmental organizations present exhibits focused on saving the environment. there’s also an Earth Quest game with prizes, food and arts and crafts. Admission (festival included in regular zoo admission) $17.50 adults, $13 seniors 65 and older, $12 children ages 2-12, free to Audubon Institute members. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. GRAZE+GROW WORKSHOP: FERMENTATION.

Green Project, 2831 Marais St., (504) 9450240; — the workshop

covers the basics of food and drink fermentation, and participants will make sauerkraut. Reservations are recommended. Email for details. Admission free for members, $5 nonmembers. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. LE MONDE CREOLE TOUR.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St., (504) 565-8027; www.pharmacymuseum. org — the Alliance Francaise

and le Monde Creole host a French-language tour of the French Quarter, visiting prominent courtyards, cemeteries and landmarks. A lunch at Muriel’s (801 Chartres St.) follows the tour. Call (504) 568-0770 for details for details. Admission $40 AF members, $45 nonmembers. 10 a.m. NEW ORLEANS SACRED MUSIC FESTIVAL. New

Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 948-9961; www. neworleanshealingcenter. org — Performers from

a diverse range of backgrounds perform and talk with festivalgoers about the transformative power of music. Admission $20. 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

VINTAGE GLASS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW & SALE. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 465-9985; — the 37th annual show features American-made vintage glass tableware, pottery, vintage jewelry, linens, silverware, furniture and other antiques. Door prizes will be awarded every hour. Admission $6 (good for both days). 10 a.m.

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WORDS AIMEE AGRESTI. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — the author signs and reads from her young adult novel Infatuate. 5 p.m. tuesday. EARL W. HAMPTON JR. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 8664916; — the author signs The Streetcar Guide to New Orleans. 1 p.m. Saturday. GAEL THOMPSON. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-7115; — thompson discusses Dianne Aigaki’s The Dream of the Turquoise Bee. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tuesday. KID CHEF ELIANA. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — the chef signs Cool Kids Cook. 1:30 p.m. Saturday. MARY ANN GIORDANO & PAUL GIORDANO. Kitchen Witch Cookbooks Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — the authors sign The Saint Joseph’s Day Table Cook Book. 2 p.m. Saturday. PAUL DORRELL. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — the author signs and discusses Living the Artist’s Life: Updated & Revised and conducts a career workshop. 5:30 p.m. tuesday. RODGER KAMENETZ. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-7115; — the author signs and discusses The Jew in the Lotus. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. thursday. TOM ANDES. Maple Street Book Shop at Bayou St. John, 3122 Ponce de Leon St.; — the author reads his short story “the Hit” from The Best American Mystery Stories 2012. 6 p.m. Saturday.



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SUCCESSION OF JOHNNY C. ROBERTS, SR. NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION AND FINAL ACCOUNT NOTICE IS GIVEN that INELL S. ROBERTS, independent Administratrix in the above numbered and captioned matter, has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts of the succession in accordance with a Tableau of Distribution and Final Account filed in these proceedings. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of SEVEN (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to its homologation. BY Order of the Court, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: Wilson C. Boveland Address: 1739 St. Bernard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116 Telephone: 504-931-6608 Gambit: 3/12/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Carolyn Burt formerly residing at 4418 Kirk Manor, Fresno, Tx., please contact George V. Perez, Jr., attorney at law (504) 858-8127






NOTICE OF FILING FINAL 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 Final Tableau of Distribution filed by Clayton J. Delery Testamentary Executor on March 04, 2013 should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Attorney: Alvin J. Dupre, Jr. Address: 5150 Hwy. 22, Suite C-13 Mandeville, LA 70471 Telephone: (985) 845-7868 Gambit: 3/12/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Serena A. McGaha, a/k/a Serena McGaha and/or James W. Robinson, a/k/a James Robinson, formerly residing at 2429 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA, please contact George V. Perez, Jr., attorney at law at (504) 858-8127. Tanya Baker Doucette, 2700 West Catawba Drive Harvey LA 70058, her heirs, or anyone knowing her whereabouts please contact Geralyn Garvey (504) 838-0191.

have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law.




By Order of the Court, Masie Comeaux, DEPUTY CLERK

NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The Administratrix of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described as follows: Four certain lots of ground with all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and improvements thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated that subdivision known as Brockenbraugh Court Extension, Jefferson Parish, State of Louisiana, and designated by the Nos. Twenty-Four (24) Twenty-Five (25) Twenty-Six (26) and Twenty-Seven (27) in Square No. Fourteen (14), measuring each Twentyfive (25’) feet front on Oak Avenue by One hundred and twenty (120’) feet in depth between equal and parallel lines; Square bounded by Nero and Claudis Streets and the Lower line of Brockenbraugh Court Extension. The improvements on said property are designated by the Municipal Number 1043 Brockenbraugh Court. ...under the following terms and conditions: $184,000.00 cash sale; and as more particularly specified in the Agreement to Buy or Sell filed in these proceedings. Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may

Attorney: Andrew J. Duffy Address: 4000 Bienville St., Ste. C New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: 504-343-3181 Gambit: 3/12/13 & 4/2/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the heirs of Peter and Elvira Farve, please contact attorney Vincent B. LoCoco at (504) 483-2332. Property rights are involved relative to 5472 Grand Bayou Road, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Doris Toney Jones and India Toney, please contact Justin A. Reese, Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Hardy Smith, please contact attorney Deborah L. Wilson, 808 Moss St., NOLA 70119, 504-488-4493 or Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lauren E. Juarez, please contact Justin A. Reese, Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Michelle Turner Edwards, a/k/a Michelle Turner Vance Edwards formerly residing at 13042 Calais St., New Orleans, LA, or 7849 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA, or 1627 Abundance ST., New Orleans, LA, please contact George V. Perez, Jr., attorney at law, (504) 858-8127.

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: JERRY ALLAN WOLFE, In the name of the State of Oregon: You are hereby required to appear and respond to the Petition for Custody and Parenting Time filed in the aboveentitled proceeding within thirty (30) days from the date of first publication of this Summons upon you. If you fail to appear and respond in this matter within thirty (30) days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee, ALEXIS KOYAMA will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Petition. The first date of publication is March 5, 2013. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear,” you must file with the Court a legal paper called a “Response” or “Motion.” The “Response” or “Motion” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD SEE AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at or by calling (503)

684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. The object of said action and the relief sought is fully set forth in said Petition, and is briefly stated as follows: for custody of Violet Harper Koyama-Wolfe, a determination of parenting time, child support, medical support, and insurance coverage. ADDRESS WHERE PAPERS MAY BE SERVED BY MAIL IN THIS ACTION: Morinaka Schworm, LLC, 2580 NW Upshur St., Portland, OR 97210. Chase Morinaka, OSB#092628, Attorney for Petitioner. Gambit: 3/5/13, 3/12/13, 3/19/13 & 3/26/13. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Prieur J. Leary, Jr., please contact Steven M. Jupiter at (504) 533-8720.



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CLASSIFIEDS CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-5112 DIV. M SECT 13 SUCCESSION OF BERNADINE S. BANKS NOTICE TO SELL MOVABLE OR IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The administrator of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the movable or immovable property described, as follows: Lots 12 and 13, Square 461, Fourth District, City of New Orleans on the following terms and conditions: to-wit: Eighty Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars cash; vendor will pay Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars towards closing costs. Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Attorney: George V. Perez, Jr. Address: 1425 N. Broad Ave., Ste. 201 New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: 504-858-8127 Gambit: 3/12/13 & 4/2/13



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of this citation before the Honorable 235th JUDICIAL DISTRICT, Cooke County, Texas, at the courthouse in the city of Gainesville, Texas. Said petition was filed in said court, on the 14th day of February, 2013 in cause number CV13-00087 on the docket of said court and styled: ATOKA OPERATING, INC. vs. ROY L. MCDANIEL, C.R. MCDANIEL, R.J. HORSTMEIER, & THE JOHN M. MOUSER COMPANY The nature of this cause is: Plaintiff request the Court to appoint a receiver over the property described below with such powers as are requested in the petition: All that certain 356.65 acres, more or less, out of the Gideon Rose Survey, A-882, Cooke County, Texas, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of a 160 acre tract conveyed by J.R. Thompson, et al to G.W. Lile by Deed recorded in Volume 81, Page 362 of the Deed Records of Cooke County, Texas, at a fenced corner; Thence North 398-1/2 varas to Rock Creek; Thence Northerly with the meanders of Rock Creek to the Northeast corner of the 178 acre tract in said Survey described as the Second Tract in said Deed from J.R. Thompson, et al to G.W. Lile; Thence South 88 degrees 47 minutes West with center of road 1567.8 varas to corner in road leading South; Thence South 33 minutes East with road 1164.2 varas to a large corner post; Thence East with fence crossing West fork of Rock Creek, 1802 varas to the Place of Beginning. The officer executing this citation shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and mandates thereof, and make due return as the law directs. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said court at Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas this the 19th day of February, 2013. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: JONATHAN W. HENLEY 100 E. BROADWAY GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 76240 SUSAN HUGHES, DISTRICT CLERK COOKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 101 SOUTH DIXON GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 76240 Melissa Gann, Deputy Gambit: 2/26/13, 3/5/13, 3/12/13 & 3/19/13

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EMPLOYMENT 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 722-064 DIV. N SUCCESSION OF JAMES LEE SANCHEZ NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The Administratrix of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: That certain piece or portion of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, being composed of a portion of LOT H-125, and a portion of Sections 7, 65, and 103, T 14S, R 23E, Southeastern Land District of Louisiana, West of the Mississippi River, designated as ORLEANS VIL LAGE, SECTION 4, all in accordance with a survey of J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated April 3, 1970, approved by the Jefferson Parish Council under Ordinance No. 10036, registered in COB 731, folio 30, and according to which survey, said lot is designated and measures as follows, to wit: LOT 13, SQUARE L, bounded by Lyons Court, Sorbonne Drive, Radcliff St., and Mt. Blanc Dr., said Lot 13 forms the corner of Lyons Court and Sorbonne Dr., and measures 42.58 feet front on Lyons Court and measures along the arc of a curve at the intersection of Lyons and Sorbonne Dr. whose radius is 20 feet, a distance of 30.98 feet with a width in the rear of 64.11 feet, by a depth and front on Sorbonne Dr. of 70.45 feet, by a depth along the opposite sideline of 90 feet. All in accordance with a plan of survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons dated Feb. 7, 1973, a copy of which is annexed to act passed before H. Edward Elizey, dated Feb. 8, 1973, and recorded with the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Jefferson. The improvements thereon bear the municipal Number 5048 Lyons Court (said address has been changed to 3012 Sorbonne Dr.). Being the same property acquired by Carrol Ann Waltman, wife of/and Shelton Dyess, by act before Salvador J. Chaupette Jr. on May 8, 1975, registered COB 835, folio 44, MOB 654, folio 208, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. Under the terms and conditions provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings. Notice is now given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Massie Comeaux Deputy Clerk Attorney: Gissel M. Ferriol Address: 643 Magazine St., Ste. 100 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 324-8716 Gambit 2/19/13 & 3/12/13



Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “My husband and I moved back to the area due to his job transfer. I am a professional with a master’s plus higher degree and for the past six months have spent all my time on my job search. I have been on my way to interviews, one in particular, where I was literally walking into a downtown elevator, when I received the call that the interviewer was going to have to re-schedule. I was dressed and walking out the door of my house when I received the call from another interviewer who indicated the same. I have also been on interviews where the interviewer shows up late. For every interview I have been on, I arrive early, dress professionally, bring a copy of my resume, have done research on the company and on the interviewer and I have questions ready to ask when asked. I never discuss salary, am pleasant and cordial, and follow-up with a thank you note and later down the road a phone call. Most times no one will call me back. IF they do, there is always, “We haven’t made any decisions.” What is going on out there?” — Margaret P., Mandeville, LA Dear Margaret, Wow, it sounds like you have definitely been through quite a lot and you do seem to be putting your best foot forward and doing so many things well. The days of receiving polite responses and thank you notices for all applications does seem to be a thing of the past. One thing to keep in mind is that the recent downsizing in our economy has been especially hard on HR departments. Companies that once had a full complement of employees in HR now have half Grant Cooper of their former staff, or less, and are still expected to get the job done. While much of the treatment you have received is arguably unprofessional, it is a fact that we are now in an employer’s market, a market in which there are generally many more qualified applicants than positions. However, since there’s little you can do to change a whole group of companies, try looking at this as an opportunity to connect with those you interact with, and where possible, show some empathy. A close relative of mine recently applied to a position “preferring” a master’s degree at a local university. She did get an interview, but did not get the job. We learned that there were 84 applicants for that one position. Another client who is in the process of applying for an executive position with City government was informed that they had already received 150 résumés, and the job posting won’t close for several weeks.

Here are a few specific ideas of how to approach the “gatekeepers”: • First of all, try to get the names of everyone you speak with, even receptionists. One exhaustive study of the job search process stated that the most important information to include in any contact with a potential employer is the name of someone at the company. • During each contact, use a name, where appropriate. For example, “Janet, I was interviewed on Wednesday by Mr. Danton for the program director position, but I haven’t heard anything… I’ll bet you are swamped over there!” Since you have researched the company, you will be aware of their recent activity. “I understand the new Epic installation at the hospital has been really tough.” • Always ask for advice, as opposed to a yes or no question. For example, “So, Janet, I need some advice. Who would be the best person for me to contact to follow up?” • Employers are increasingly reporting that their first choice often does not end up in the position, either because they turned the job down for a better offer, or within a week or so, it just didn’t work out. In those cases, if you politely keep in touch, you might be selected ahead of others, as long as you are qualified. 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.

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Sought to assist clients in meeting financial goals, pursue referrals, analyze municipal bond inventory and fixed income products, develop new business. Req Master’s in Finance, Level III CFA certification, Series 7, 53 and 66 licenses, and insurance life/health/disability certification. Job in New Orleans. Send resume & cover ltr referencing position to FBT Investments Inc. 909 Poydras St. Ste. 2250 New Orleans LA 70112.



Bodega, Ft. Worth, TX, has 4 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 4/15/13 – 12/25/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX6233202 or call 225-342-2917. To Advertise in

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Bracy Farms Partnership, Jonesboro, AR, has 2 positions for rice, soybeans, corn and wheat; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 4/1/13 – 12/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 52988 or call 225-342-2917.


Experienced Waiterstaff & Kitchen staff. Apply between 2 - 4pm at 1212 South Clearview Pkwy, 4024 Canal St., or 4218 Magazine St. No phone calls.

MEDICAL Psychiatry Clinic: Patient Liaison

Full and part-time positions available at busy child psychiatry clinics, Slidell and Mandeville locations. Prefer candidates with at least 2 years college experience. Must have excellent computer and typing skills. Looking for: professional, highly motivated, energetic, multi-tasking individuals with superior analytical skills and a commitment to outstanding customer service. Background check and drug screen required. Please email resume to:

Hampton Inn & Suites/ Convention Center Come join the excitement!

Maintenance Technician • Strong painting and preventative maintenance skills necessary. • Construction background a plus. • Dependable and hard working. • Good pay with benefits. • 40-hour workweek. Apply in person at 1201 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130 call 504-566-9990, ext. 4005 or email resume to EEO/Pre-employment drug screening


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Apply in person Mon-Fri, 1-4:30 pm 141 N. Carrollton Ave. TEACHERS/INSTRUCTORS SWIM INSTRUCTORS

Needed for Uptown swim school. Looking for experienced swimmers & instructors. Applicants must love children, be energetic, creative & consistent. Good pay, on job training. Send resumes & availability to”


DIRECTV is currently recruiting for the following position in New Orleans: Satellite Installation Technician If you are not able to access our website,, mail your resume and salary requirements to: DIRECTV, Attn: Talent Acquisition, 161 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112. To apply online, visit: EOE.



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Rustin Knight, Brownfield, TX, has 2 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 4/11/13 – 2/11/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX8219439 or call 225-342-2917.


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

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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



Non-profit seeking part-time LCSW to work with youth/young adults. Interested applicants, please forward resume to

Are you an energetic and service oriented food and beverage professional looking for a new and exciting opportunity? We are now hiring for the opening team of René Bistrot!

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On the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month, each child (along with a parent) is invited to harvest for the night’s dinner between 3:00 & 4:00 pm at Our Kids’ Village. The kids will be given a Harvest Basket & “Veggie Money” which they’ll “pay” for the greens they gather. With a parent by their side, the kids can wander the whole OKV garden harvesting carrots and rainbow chard, sweet potatoes, green peas, watermelons, broccoli, eggplant, pumpkins, fresh chicken eggs, and so much more! For more infor about your kid’s membership visit www.OurKidsVilllage. com or call 504.206.9290!

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A/C Service Call Special! Having problems with your AC or Heat? Contact Gulf States A/C & Heating for Quality Reliable Service. Service Calls $59.00. (504) 304-0443. Ask about our 3 ton condensers & air handler specials starting at $3499.


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Server • Dining Room Attendant Kitchen Supervisor • Cook II • Dishwasher • Bartender If you are interested, please email your resume to Ja’net Torrance at ja’ Marriott is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.


Housekeeping Services. Excellent Refs. All Supplies Provided. Before & After Party Assistance. Reliable. Affordable. Pet Friendly. Residential & Commercial. Member of BBB. (504) 270-9211, Erin

GENERAL CONTRACTORS Toscano Construction Licensed & Insured. Call 504-782-3133


Relax by your Private Oasis! Goldfish Pond made to order. Pond Leaking? Repairs are our speciality! Turnkey from construction to planting & stocking of pond. Show this Ad for Free On-site Consultation 504-259-2542 or email

GET THE HELP YOU NEED TO FIND THE RIGHT HOME LOAN FOR YOU! Purchase. Refinance. Home Equity. 4051 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Ste. 309, Metairie, LA 70002. Direct: 504-444-4063. Fax: 504-455-6579.





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

HELM PAINT & DECORATING We carry Aura Exterior Paint. The finest exterior paint ever made with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Come see us at any of our locations; Earhart Blvd., Magazine Street, Metairie, Hammond or Mandeville or call us at (504) 861-8179.


Anywhere in the Continental U.S., Bahamas & Canada. Romantic Sightseeing. Champagne Flights, Mile High Club Flights, Flight Training & Aircraft Rental, Wine & Cheese Flights, Joy Rides, Aerial Banner Towing. Gift Certificates Available. 985-893-0096 or 504-241-9400.

7-9 P.M. Tuesdays Includes: cooking demo, gourmet dinner, wine and cookbook. Max: 6 504-833-2478

TAX SERVICES Allen Coleman Tax Svcs

Over 25 yrs exp - PTIN Renewal approved. Handle 1040EZ, 1040 current & back years not filed. Filing Earned Income, Sections A - E & others. P/U & Drop off 7240 Crowder Blvd, 3rd Fl, Room B (504) 232-5787


Taking care of ALL your pet’s needs at home. In business since 1993. East Jefferson, Ormond & Lakeview. (504) 451-4514 or (504) 667-3562.

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Needed for company which designs & builds process engineering components for chemical, hydrocarbon refining & other industrial processes. Communicate with clients to achieve overall engineering projects goals; prepare engineering design calculations for process engineering & studies for projects; prepare process engineering design & construction documents for projects; plan projects schedule & specifications for clients, including detailed equipment specifications, design & documentation meeting industry codes & standards; gather field data & perform field surveys to perform process engineering calculations for design of various process engineering equipment; maintain project cost control & meet schedule commitments; ensure quality control & quality assurance of process engineering work product which includes design of various process engineering equipment like relief valves, other relief equipment like rupture disk & breather vents, piping, headers, control valves, restriction orifice, heat exchangers, gas liquid separators, distillation columns & other process engineering equipment with detailed engineering design reports & deliverables to clients. Reqs: Master’s, Chemical Engineering; in depth knowledge of: gas to liquids; separations science; distillation; natural gas processing, Sulphur processing/recovery/ handling, ADV PRO Simulation, ADV Process Control & Process Simulation; PSV sizing/evaluation, & relief valve systems. EIT Certificate; willing to pursue PE registration in Louisiana & other states. Required to travel to & work at various undetermined client sites in south Louisiana & other states. Job location is Mandeville, LA and Metairie, LA. To apply send resume & credentials to: Dawn O. Buckley, Keystone Engineering Inc., 1267 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70471. Must apply w/ in 30 days of publication & refer to Job #12259 to be considered.





3/2, 1931 sq. ft. of living space with spa/hot tub. Updated baths, crown molding, etc. MUST SEE! Call Sandy Ward Broker Associate, REMAX Cell # (504) 259-2616, office (504) 457-2616. Licensed Realtor in LA & USA



LATTER & BLUM 712 ORLEANS @ ROYAL French Quarter NOLA 70116 504-529-8140 933 Burgundy in the French Quarter $1,295,000.00 905 Toulouse in the French Quarter - $317,000.00 617 Dauphine in the French Quarter $249,000.00 Steve @ 504-258-1800


Luxury renovated 1 or 2 brm condo in beautiful high rise overlooking Lake Pontchartrain marina. Custom finishes. All amenities! Must see! $545,000 Ridgelake Realty, (504)836-3830 Pam cell (504) 236-4612



5693/7159 Sq. Ft: 6BR/5BA + 3 half baths. Natural Gas Generator, Finished 3rd Floor Bonus Space. Beautiful Gardens, pond, courtyard & parterre. Parking for 8+ cars. Extra side lot is perfect for a pool & guest house. Check out the online tour: www.snaponlinetour. com/1238 MLS#932055. Call me to schedule a showing! Ansley Seaver Marshall, JD, Cell: (504) 430-3887, Keller Williams Realty, New Orleans. Licensed in LA Each office independently owned & operated.


$1,725,000 Location, Luxury & Privacy! Call Ryan C. Haro, Realtor M2Brokerage, LLC 643 Magazine ste., 402, New Orleans, LA 70130 Mobile: (504) 913-0967, Office: 504) 267-9405. Licensed in Louisiana


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Taking care of all your appraisal needs. Real Estate, Divorce, Bail Bonds Bankruptcy, Estate Property Tax Assessment Appeal Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445

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With Pond For Sale. Highway 21, Sun Louisiana. Call Bryan 985-516-1834.

3122 Magazine Street. Yogurt Shop Call (504) 289-9977 or (504) 895-6394



500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

Beautiful Lakefront condo overlooking pool. All newly renov, 1 lg BR, 1 BA w/ jacuzzi tub. & powder rm, den & din. rm. ALL NEW appl, w&d. Amenities: granite counters, elevator, lobby mailbox, pool, gym, private covered pkg, no pets. $129,000. 504-7109062, Sandra.


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




This is an amazing waterfront property with a main house, private guest site that sleeps 4-6, 3 boat slips, salt water pool, hot tub and a deck with a gazebo overlooking the water; truly a dream come true. $549,000. Carolyn Talbert, Keller Williams, 504-330-0901 or 504-455-0100. Top Producer since 1985. Each office Independently Owned & Operated

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Artist’s Atelier Cottage Just 2 1/2 blks from White Sandy Beaches of the Gulf, Featuring Screened Porch, 2 BR, Spacious Eat In Kit, Living Rm, Study. Lg rear Den and Deck. Located in the Depot District walk to Old Towne. Great Location for the Right Price. Call Susan at Property Bay Coast 504 231-2445.



Perfect Investment or 2nd Home! Located across from the Beach on Hwy 90. 3BR/3BA $159,900. Call Beth at 228-348-2114. Beth Blanchard Realty, LLC. Lic in MS & La (228) 348-2114 (MS Cell) or (504) 9135220 (LA Cell) Oaks of Long Beach Luxury Townhomes 91 Oak Alley Place, Long Beach, MS 39560 Sales & Resort or Corporate Rentals


One BR Luxury Condo. Avail 3 nights (Fri.-Sun.). Closing weekend of Jazz Fest, May 3rd thru 5th. Sleeps 4 people. BR and Queensize pull out sofa. Located at Wyndam Avenue Plaza (St. Charles Ave.) $350 per night. Deposit required. (504) 394-4492




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Clean & bright unfurnished condo for rent. 1 Bed / 1.5 Bath, 804 sf. Renovated in 2010 with new Paint, new Carpet, and new appliances — A/C, stove, fridge, & dishwasher. Walk-in closet in bedroom, lots of storage, and bathrooms have been updated. Includes ceiling fan in living room, and faux-wood blinds on all windows. $1095/Month. CALL (504) 275-5700.


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Fully furnished. All utilities paid. Cable, pool & patio. No pets. Near Lakeside. Call (504) 237-5122


3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. 504-443-2280

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


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


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