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Cabaret Month Tue.-Mon. March 5-23 | Mid-City Theatre’s month of cabaret continues with Anais St. John’s new show, Lola Falana, Showgirl (Tuesday), singer Dorian Rush with the Harry Mayronne Trio (Saturday), M.I. Scoggin’s Soiree Edith Piaf (Sunday) and more. PAGE 55.

Down the Rabbit Hole Fri.-Sun. March 8-10 | Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre presents a collaborative dance piece with a costumed cast of 30, an original score and even a grassy tunnel entrance into the creative take on Alice’s Wonderland. At Marigny Opera House. PAGE 55.

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Pinback Sun. March 10 | Pinback’s five-year studio hiatus did nothing to dull the Ginsu interplay between yin-yang twins Rob Crow and Zach Smith. Like a stethoscope on a circuit board, Information Retrieved (Temporary Residence Ltd.), the duo’s latest dovetail, locates the human pulse in a machine. JP Inc. and KG Accidental open at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 45.

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received the Hannah G. Solomon Award from the Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women at a Feb. 25 lunch in downtown New Orleans. Kullman, who owns Kullman Consulting and is the president of the board of Touro Infirmary, has volunteered her time on a number of boards and organizations in the area, including a stint as president of the board of Touro Synagogue. was invested as the 25th chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court at a Feb. 28 ceremony on the courthouse steps in the French Quarter. Johnson, the first AfricanAmerican to hold the title of chief justice, took the official oath of office Feb. 1. The investiture was historically significant in another way: It took place one day before the official celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Supreme Court.


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crumbled slab: the foundation for The Peach Orchard. The Parisite public “They’re hauling in bags of Quiskate park, built krete and mixing them in buckets by skaters without with a shovel,” Fein adds. “And any city funding, that’s how they start building these is underneath ramps over here.” Interstate 610 at Slowly, the space filled with Paris Avenue and wooden ramps, a few rails and Pleasure Street in generator-powered Christmas Gentilly. lights when it got dark. Hundreds PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER of people would skate and listen to music. There were no permits. “A train was on the way, and someone came along the tracks going, ‘Look out, choo-choo! The choo-choo’s coming!’ And when the train came by, people started hollering, ‘Tricks for trains!’ and people would pull special tricks for the conductor, and the conductor would go, ‘Doo doo!’ and wave, and everyone would wave back,” Fein remembers. “I was sitting there thinking I was in some New Orleans version of Mister Rogers’ Neighborpage 8


are finalists for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors, a program of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu nominated the two Braithwaite men, who rescued 120 people by boat in 12 hours during Hurricane Isaac. The father and son were honored last year on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, Ellen.

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In 2010, a small group of skateboarders carrying bags of concrete gathered at an overgrown lot across from a railroad passing in Gentilly. “We can hear Jazz Fest when we were laying concrete,” O’Mahoney says. “I can show you the very first piece of concrete — it’s sitting right over there.” He points to a flat,

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t’s Monday at noon under the Interstate 610 overpass and a rough wind slaps against jackets and bare faces. But the conditions haven’t stopped six lanky skateboarders from gathering near some primary-colored concrete pillars in a quiet stretch of Gentilly near Paris Avenue. Their wheels rake the concrete with a whirr as they zoom from a halfpipe to a shoulder of a concrete bowl to the handful of rails and makeshift obstacles between them. The park, dubbed “Parisite” and built by skaters, is the reclamation of a decommissioned New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD) park space and opened soon after the deconstruction of an adjacent skate spot, The Peach Orchard, when Norfolk Southern Railway bulldozed it in 2011. Today, the park organizers celebrate Parisite’s evolution from a not-so-secret guerilla park to a fully fledged nonprofit (Transitional Spaces) with the city’s, mayor’s and NORD’s blessing. In February, the City of New Orleans approved plans for the park — the city’s first-ever public skate park. “(NORD) really engaged us. They came to us,” says park organizer Joey O’Mahoney. “Once we started working under the bridge, they approached us, like, ‘This is great. This is the perfect place for a skate park. Let’s make this happen.’” He points to the space’s vast concrete surface. “As soon as they saw what we were doing, they realized that skateboarders had identified a site for their own facility. “Which now we realize it’s entirely up to us and it’s entirely up to the skaters.” Plans for NORD’s “facility” previously were tied to the Lafitte Greenway, the planned 3-mile park linking Lakeview with the French Quarter. Red Bull, which sponsored a barge-based (“floating skate park”) tour on the Mississippi River, finished its voyage in New Orleans in 2011 and donated its skate structures to the city. The Lafitte Greenway was to be the perfect place to install the park. The city, however, wasn’t quite ready. It needed hardware, insurance and, most important, a space. With ground yet to break on the Lafitte corridor and Red Bull’s ramps and rails sitting in storage (on which the city is paying rent), New Orleans needed another, more immediate option. Artist Skylar Fein, one of the park’s organizers and advocates, says the nonprofit Transitional Spaces evolved from the city’s request to help find the right space to put their “problem.” “Skateboarders needed a voice,” he says, “so a bunch of us decided to give them a voice.”

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hood — this fantasy, this hallucinogenic utopia, but you were seeing it with your own eyes.” The Peach Orchard group held fundraisers and sold T-shirts on st. Claude Avenue. (“You get 30 bags of Quikrete for $100, so that’s like 250 bags,” Fein says.) skaters spent weekends cleaning the lot, digging out weeds, pouring fresh concrete — but nobody ever gave permission for them to be there on land owned by the railway. A property marker juts out from the grass a few yards from The Peach Orchard slab. On May 14, 2012, the bulldozers showed up. “i get this text message: ‘They’re knocking down The Peach Orchard right now,’” Fein remembers. “i hop into my van and a bunch of us run up. it’s gone. Norfolk southern sent a bulldozer here and within five minutes it had managed to knocked down nearly three years’ [worth of work].” it wasn’t entirely unexpected — rail security made frequent stops and gave friendly reminders they were trespassing. “it was devastating. we just kept building,” O’Mahoney says, adding that plans for Parisite, just a few yards away, were in the works. “The only thing we could think about was, ‘we’ve got to buy some more concrete and build something.’ we already had that idea. we scoped that spot out a long time ago.”


At its Feb. 6 meeting, NORD approved preliminary plans for the park — phase one begins as soon as the NORD Foundation raises $150,000, which NORD Director vic Richard says could be as early as summer 2013, when NORD rolls out its revamped summer programming across all its facilities. The park likely will incorporate Red Bull’s pre-built structures. “we’re excited about it,” Richard says. “The Peach Orchard, or Parisite, or whatever it’ll be.” NORD’s latest endeavor is securing funding for new services and renovations at parks across the city, as announced at st. Roch Park last month. Richard says these parks serve as the anchors of the community. “it’s part of the character of the community,” he says. At the New Orleans City Council’s Jan. 31 budget and review board meeting, Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin announced a proposed ordinance to “empower NORD to earn money” — it would set up a new fund for NORD with two accounts: one for the donation of private dollars to support NORD and

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In February, the Brees Dream Foundation awarded Parisite a $5,000 grant — the group’s first foundation grant, which O’Mahoney says helps legitimize their efforts. “That’s solid gold to me,” he says. The group also continues to host fundraisers. Benefit concerts have helped pay for dozens of bags of concrete and materials. “It’s been sustainable, and we can keep going,” Fein says. With Transitional Spaces, the group hopes to consult with the city on future projects for skateboarding, hoping to catch up to other major U.S. cities and states. Louisiana has only a dozen public skate parks, several of which are not exactly city legal. The group is working with Friends of the Lafitte Corridor to help build a skate park “that surpasses the expectations of the one that was previously in the project,” O’Mahoney says. “California must have at least 500 skate parks,” he says. (California has more than 200 public skate parks and dozens of privately owned parks.) “Texas and Colorado, they’re right behind California if they haven’t already surpassed that yet. On a state-by-state level, we’re trying to close that gap.” “Skateboarders are not used to having allies.,” Fein says. “Skateboarders expect to not be supported. Skateboarders expect to be chased off, hounded, arrested — just for skating. We also expected we wouldn’t have any friends, and we were wrong. “This is the first public skate park in New Orleans,” he adds. “But it’s not the last.”

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another as a revolving or enterprise fund for earned revenues from NORD space rentals, camps, swimming lessons, etc. The funds then could be managed and prioritized for department projects. The faded primary colors on pillars under the overpass are reminders of the space’s former life: a neighborhood park with tennis courts, tables and barbecues; after that, a garbage dump. The lights went off sometime during former Mayor Ray Nagin’s administration. Burned-out cars and broken televisions replaced picnic benches. The Tony Hawk Foundation, which supports youth access to recreational programs (specifically skate parks) through grants and technical assistance, helped Parisite draft a letter urging NORD to incorporate skate parks — 13 citywide and in all neighborhoods — in its planning process. In December 2011 and January 2012, it held a series of community meetings asking residents where was the best place for a park. Last year, as NORD members met with the Parisite crew, the city, state and Louisiana Department of Transportation agreed to reauthorize the lapsed agreement between the state and city for the park space. The NORD commission voted to designate the space for a skate park. In January, the lights came back on. (“When that first happened, it was joy,” Fein says.) The crew, having spent weekends bagging trash and removing weeds from cracks in an abandoned tennis court, also asked the city to resume hauling trash from the area. “It’s like getting city services restored to this area, turning a derelict area back into useable space, and (it’s) safe, even in the dark,” Fein says. “This was not a place you wanted to hang out in a year ago after dark. It is now. It’s lighted, it’s clean, and we’re out here every Saturday cleaning and maintaining the space.” Under the agreement with NORD, Transitional Spaces works with city engineers and design services from Spohn Ranch, a national skate park building authority, to enforce city code and safety issues. The city’s biggest concern is the structural integrity of the park’s structures — though Parisite’s builders are experienced skate builders, like veteran skater Adam Ludon. “There’s a reason there are codes, and there’s a specific set of codes for concrete and even concrete skate parks,” Fein says. “It’s forced us to really come to grips with and learn what the rationale is, so we now have a real professional engineer working for us. We pay him, and he advises us how to build things and how not to build things. We can allay some of the city’s concerns … and I think once they realize we’re doing that we’ll really set them at ease. ... The last thing we want to do is make an enemy of NORD at this stage.” Though the space is not likely in imminent danger of being demolished by the city, O’Mahoney says city engineers are “helping with one hand and cautioning with another” that it’s not a city park just yet. “We’re breaking the law every time we pour concrete,” he says.


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‘One-stop shop’ COORdinAted peRMitS And liCenSeS OffiCe tO Open City hall’s long-promised “one-stop shop” for permitting was supposed to open by fall 2012. Late last year, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Cultural economy released a draft of “Permits and Licenses for Cultural Businesses: A Basic Guide” — a prelude of sorts to the promised one-stop shop. Last week, Landrieu announced a website, a beta mobile app and a physical office opening inside City hall to function as a one-stop shop, billing it as a way “to improve and streamline the customer experience related to securing permits and licenses.” The depart-

Assessing problems Bill wOuld dOuBle tiMe fOR pROpeRtY tAX Open ROllS Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll G. Williams says he wants to do something about the long lines in his office during the first two weeks of August, when assessors’ tax rolls are open for public inspection. rep. Jared Brossett, dNew Orleans, will introduce the required legislation during the upcoming legislative session that convenes April 8. The “open rolls” period refers to the once-a-year window (Aug. 1-15) when property owners can argue their assessment values directly with the assessor. The proposed legislation would essentially double the amount of days in the open rolls period. “This is part of our effort to make this office as user-friendly and accessible as possible,” williams says. “One of the consequences of the consolidation [of the seven former city assessors offices into one] was the sticker shock many homeowners underwent as we brought their valuations up to reflect current market values, causing inordinately long waits to speak to our staff members.” Brossett’s bill will allow the assessor’s office to accept appeals through the Board of review throughout the open rolls period plus another three business days following the closing of the rolls. since taking office as the city’s sole assessor in 2011, williams says he has added a new customer service center to handle visits from property owners and their representatives as well as a “sophisticated” website to disclose assessment information online. “Our first priority was to bring property assessments to a standard of fairness with transparency,” he says, adding that 85 percent of the city’s properties have been reassessed since he was sworn in. — JereMy ALFOrd

wrong question lOCAl MiStAke, wORld heAdlineS wdsU-Tv’s LaTonya Norton made headlines in europe last week, though she surely regretted it. The station’s weekend morning anchor had a live interview with Mo Farah, who had just set

a record for time in the rock ’n’ roll New Orleans half-marathon Feb. 24 when Norton asked him, “Now — haven’t you run before? This isn’t your first time?” “No, this isn’t my first time,” Farah told her politely. “i’ve done it before.” indeed he had, and on the world stage. Farah, a somali-born runner and British resident, won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Though he may not be well-known in America outside running circles, Farah is a household name in england. British papers seized on the moment — the Daily Mail called it “cringeworthy.” european Tv programs replayed the exchange, and CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Farah to “come on my CNN show tonight to discuss that crazy U.s. interview.” wdsU issued a statement of apology, saying, “we hope that Mr. Farah will have occasion to visit New Orleans again and that we may have the opportunity to apologize in person.” Farah was magnanimous, taking to Twitter to write, “Just wanna say to everyone being nasty to LaTonya Norton please stop!! she made a mistake like we all do!!” with those diplomatic skills, Farah might consider running … for office. — KeviN ALLMAN

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scuttlebits All the newS thAt dOeSn’t fit • CNN pundit, Kenner native and LsU graduate Donna Brazile will speak at Loyola University’s Louis J. roussel Concert hall this Tuesday (March 5) at 7 p.m. Brazile, a veteran democratic political strategist, will speak as part of the university’s institute of Politics Ed Renwick Lecture series. Brazile’s speech will be free and open to the public … • Pop singer and animal rights activist Morrissey pulled out of a scheduled Feb. 27 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live when he learned that his co-panelists would be Louisiana’s Robertson family, the Monroe-based duck call and decoy makers and stars of the hit reality show Duck Dynasty. saying the robertsons “amount to animal serial killers,” the former lead singer of The smiths canceled his appearance. Kimmel made light of the situation. “There’s a very good reason why i didn’t dump Duck Dynasty. it’s because they have guns and Morrissey doesn’t,” Kimmel joked. Morrissey fired back, saying Kimmel “has finally revealed his show to have an overwhelming loss of meaning. Tune in and relive the intellectual fog of the 1950s.” • Media woes: The St. Tammany News and Slidell Sentry News printed their last editions Feb. 27. wick Communications, which published the papers, said the papers were losing money each month. Both were founded in the 1970s. Two days later, a new website,, was launched by James Hartman, a veteran Northshore public relations executive. The venture, billed as an online-only community newspaper, will be managed by former St. Tammany News managing editor Suzanne LeBreton … — KeviN ALLMAN

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new JuVie CenteR COntROVeRSY Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Lagarde told the New Orleans City Council Criminal Justice Committee last week that judges were left out of the city’s planning process for a new 40-bed Juvenile Justice Center. The building, which is under construction, will only have four courtrooms, even though state law designates six Juvenile Court judges for Orleans Parish. when the city first began planning the center, “we were asked to participate to show that our needs would be met,” Lagarde said. “But over the last several months, the administration has not come to us at all, and has made huge changes. we didn’t know about the four courtrooms until two weeks ago.” Lagarde added that the judges were informed of the change one day before the ceremonial groundbreaking on Feb. 5. At that ceremony, Chief Juvenile Court Judge Ernestine Gray said the plan was an “intrusion” into the judicial branch. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, whose administration characterizes the court as bloated, plans to back legislation that would reduce the number of judges on the court to three. Landrieu points to several studies recommending a reduction, including a 2010 caseload analysis by the state supreme Court’s Judicial Council suggesting the city needed only one Juvenile Court judge. — ChArLes MALdONAdO

ments sharing the space include the City Planning Commission, historic districts Landmarks Commission, the department of safety & Permits and the vieux Carre Commission (vCC). The vCC, which was vocal about wanting to remain solely in the Quarter, will retain an office on royal street that is open Monday, wednesday and Friday mornings. A vCC staff member will have office hours at the royal street location for “drop-ins and general questions,” but applications must be submitted at the new City hall office. A formal ribbon cutting is set for March. The space is room 7w303 on the seventh floor of City hall. — ALex wOOdwArd




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At OPP, size matters will not be fully equipped to handle acute mental health patients, Gusman says. The original plan for the new OPP, which included an inexplicably large open area between the kitchen and the new jail facility, was questioned at council meetings in the past. Gusman had said it would be green space, but skeptics wondered why the buildings shouldn’t be pushed together. Many suspected that Gusman knew all along what he wanted to do with the space, and his latest pronouncement proves them correct. The mental health justification for a new jail building represents a new stratagem, but the sheriff’s end game remains the same: he wants a bigger jail. Obviously OPP must provide adequate medical and mental health services to inmates, but it does not need an entirely new building — with many additional beds — to do that. Running a constitutional jail is a big part of the sheriff’s job. Build-

Until Gusman proves he can run a jail that passes muster, he should not be allowed to expand his empire. ing a hospital or clinic is not. Gusman’s claim that FEMA projects must be “brick for brick” is not entirely accurate. While “brick for brick” is one preferred formula for FEMA reimbursement, the agency has a proven record of working with local entities to rebuild smarter, not just newer. In OPP’s case, experts agreed years ago that the smart way to rebuild is with a 1,438-bed limit. Gusman should not be allowed to use Katrina, mental health or the jail’s long history of poor management and violence as an excuse for tossing aside the agreed-upon bed limit. Which brings us to another factor: OPP is the subject of a class-action lawsuit, which appears likely to result in a federal consent decree. The basis of the lawsuit is a long list of alleged constitutional violations at OPP, ranging from inhumane and unsanitary conditions to stabbings and rapes. Until Gusman proves he can run a jail that passes muster, he should not be allowed to expand his empire. Providing adequate medical and mental health services at OPP is not negotiable. Nor is an increase in the number of beds.


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n all the discussion about Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) — from the execrable conditions there (see Clancy DuBos’ column, “Violent Jail, Violent City,” Feb. 26, 2013) to the proposed federal consent decree — one idea stubbornly keeps bubbling up: building a bigger jail. It happened again at a meeting of the New Orleans City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee last week, and it’s something New Orleanians need to watch closely — and skeptically. Simply put, New Orleans doesn’t need a bigger jail; it needs a better jail. One that is safer, more secure, more humane, more transparent, more affordable, and more accountable. In other words, one that is constitutional. Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman came to the council committee meeting to provide an update on OPP’s two major FEMA-funded construction projects: an $81.5 million warehouse and kitchen building set to open later this year; and a $134 million intake, administration and housing building set to open in February 2014. Gusman told the council that FEMA pays only for one-to-one, or “brick for brick” replacement of what previously was in place. For purposes of the FEMA dollars that fund it, Gusman says the latter facility will replace OPP’s old Templeman III and Templeman IV jail buildings as well as the former Intake Processing Center. Gusman told Gambit earlier that the kitchen and administration building will replace similar facilities damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The sheriff was predictably tight-lipped with media on the subject of recent federal charges against two former highranking employees. He was more than happy to talk about another controversial subject, however: building a new jail larger than the 1,438-bed facility the City Council previously authorized. This time, Gusman took a new tack. In 2011, to secure the council’s approval for rebuilding his jail on city property, Gusman agreed to decommission the jail’s older housing units, capping the former 7,500-bed jail at 1,438 — a move backed by prisoners’ rights advocates and supporters of alternatives to incarceration. The lower number was based on recommendations from a 2010 task force consisting of experts from across the New Orleans criminal justice community. At the time, everyone agreed that 1,438 beds would suffice, and Gusman acquiesced. At last week’s meeting, however, Gusman asked council members to consider allowing him to add a new unit — located on publicly owned land between the new kitchen/warehouse and the new jail facility — to accommodate the jail’s medical and mental health needs. It would replace the old Templeman I and Templeman II facilities, which were demolished in 2008. Why? Because the 1,438-bed building


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Broussard’s dishonor


t the height of his power and popularity, Aaron Broussard was the Edwin Edwards of Jefferson Parish. He had keen political skills, a finger on the pulse of his constituents and widespread support among the political establishment. He also had a knack — and a taste — for wheeling and dealing. Like The Silver Zipper, that last attribute was his undoing. Both men ultimately were brought down by federal prosecutors for using their respective positions to enrich themselves. Edwards got 10 years for racketeering and bribery; Broussard last week drew 46 months for payroll fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery. The two men differ, however, in several significant ways. For starters, I doubt that Broussard will return from prison as a doddering folk hero. Consider that further evidence that life isn’t fair. While both men are scoundrels who deserve public scorn, Edwards inflicted far greater damage to Louisiana than Broussard visited upon Jefferson — yet the former governor gets the star treatment in some quarters. There will be no reality TV series for Broussard. I say that not to evoke pity for the former Jefferson Parish president, for he deserves none. In some ways, he might even consider himself lucky. If, for example, Hurricane Katrina had flooded 80 percent of Jefferson (as it did New Orleans), he most certainly would not have been re-elected in 2007. Moreover, an enraged citizenry might well have demanded that the feds not allow him to plead to reduced charges. That’s another difference between Aaron and Edwin: Broussard had the good sense to cop a plea — eventually. Edwards, at the insistence of his half-wit co-defendant son, turned down a deal that would have let his progeny go free while requiring him to serve only two years in jail. Broussard held out for a while — reportedly declining a deal that would have given him probation — before cutting a deal that led to his sentence of 46 months. Under federal rules, he’ll serve slightly more than 39 months if he behaves. He reports to prison April 8. There’s one last, very critical difference, between the two rogues: Whereas EWE was the big fish, Broussard is a middling catch. The feds’ real target remains at large — River Birch landfill co-owner Fred

Heebe, who (so far) has accounted for more government scalps than any man since Sitting Bull. One would think that if the feds were trying to get Broussard to help them nab Heebe, they would have offered him a better deal — or no deal at all, depending on his willingness to assist them. At Broussard’s sentencing last week, the feds made no mention of his potential cooperation. That would have been the appropriate time to say something, because a mention of cooperation often persuades a judge to go lighter on the defendant. The government’s silence suggests that Broussard intends to do his time and keep his mouth shut. Even for a guy with prostate cancer, 39 months

If he knows about other crimes and remains silent, Broussard will continue to dishonor himself and the people he swore to serve. is not that long a stretch. Meanwhile, Judge Hayden Head Jr. criticized not only the probation office’s attempt to gin up Broussard’s culpability but also the feds’ case, saying, “I would think the government would have better things to do.” For his part, Broussard expressed remorse — something EWE never did. “I accept full responsibility for all the activities that I have pleaded guilty to,” Broussard said. He also apologized to his former constituents “for bringing dishonor to my position. I will pay for that dishonor for the rest of my life.” Yes, he will — but if he knows about other crimes and remains silent, Broussard will continue to dishonor himself and the people he swore to serve.

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It’s been well documented that after Pink Floyd’s performance at The Warehouse in New Orleans on May 16, 1970, the equipment shown on the rear cover of their album Ummagumma was stolen. The remaining concerts on that U.S. tour were canceled. Were the thieves ever caught, and did the gear ever turn up in underground New Orleans? Jonathan Bell Dear Jonathan, Pink Floyd played two nights at The Warehouse music venue. The group’s manager, Steve O’Rourke, said band members were having such a good time they decided to stay in New Orleans for a while before moving on to Houston. But early on May 22, 1970, a rental truck containing $40,000 to $50,000 worth of the band’s electronic equipment and musical instruments was stolen from outside the Royal Orleans (now the Omni Royal

Fabacher’s was a popular French Quarter restaurant for 50 years before it was sold at auction in 1915.

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Lawrence Fabacher of brewing fame sold his famous Fabacher’s Restaurant in the French Quarter to his cousin Tony in 1895. How long did the restaurant survive after that? Al Klein This photo from the back cover of Ummagumma shows Pink Floyd’s equipment, which was in a truck that was stolen from a French Quarter street in 1970. Orleans) in the French Quarter, where the group was staying. O’Rourke reported that the equipment was loaded into a 30-foot-long U-Haul and parked in the 600 block of St. Louis Street about 2 a.m. in preparation for appearances in Houston, Dallas and Kansas city. Two hours later, an equipment manager discovered the truck was gone. The list of stolen equipment included drum kits, microphones, cable, four electric guitars, two organs and a 360-degree sound system with 12 speaker cabinets and 4,000 watts of amplification. The

Dear al, For nearly 50 years, Fabacher’s on the corner of Royal and Iberville streets was one of the leading restaurants in New Orleans and was known throughout the U.S. But in May 1915, it was sold at auction. Joseph Fabacher started the restaurant on a small scale and it became very popular — and was the foundation of the Fabachers’ fortunes. after Joseph’s death in 1897, his brother Lawrence managed the restaurant, and his other brothers Peter and anthony each owned an interest. Lawrence sold his interest to his two surviving brothers. anthony later sold his interest to Peter, who subsequently became ill and sold the restaurant back to anthony in 1905. anthony ran into financial difficulties and was forced to sell Fabacher’s Restaurant and other properties at auction a decade later.

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one-of-a-kind sound system was built in London and was very expensive. The band offered a reward of $2,000, and on May 27, The Times-Picayune reported that the rental truck was found abandoned on castiglione Street. The news report said the truck and its contents were intact, but a couple of guitars turned up missing. No one was arrested for the crime. When the group thought it had lost everything, it canceled the rest of its american tour. When the stolen truck was found with most of the equipment inside, Pink Floyd decided not to reinstate the canceled gigs and returned to England. The band didn’t come back to the crescent city for 24 years, when it performed a concert at the Superdome May 14, 1994.



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ouisiana was once known as the beer capital of the South, but it’s now better known for go-cups and legal drinking on the street. While Louisiana ranks 11th in the country for beer consumption per capita, it’s 47th in number of breweries. The state only had six production breweries and two operational brewpubs at the end of 2012, but 2013 may see the opening of at least five more breweries and a new brewpub. Josh and Jamie Erickson began pursuing their dream of opening a brewery back in 2010 after brewing at home for several years while raising a family of four boys. “Compared to many other states, we are behind when it comes to the number of craft breweries in existence, so we wanted to be a part of changing that here, helping the Louisiana craft beer scene grow,” Josh says. The Ericksons created their flagship beers, Voo Ka Ray IPA and Old 504 coffee-infused vanilla robust porter, and acquired a small industrial space in Mandeville to brew commercially. Last month, the Ericksons’ Chafunkta Brewing Company was approved by the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) to begin brewing and selling its beer commercially. When San Diego transplant Scott Wood met Louisiana native Lindsay Hellwig in New Orleans, not only did they begin a family, but also a craft beer partnership called The Courtyard Brewery that would merge West Coast craft beer sensibilities with the rich culture of Louisiana and New Orleans. Wood’s great-uncle was a pre-Prohibition commercial brewer. “Brewing is in my genetic code,” he says. They’ve acquired brewing space in Bywater, and once the space has been configured for brewing and the

equipment is in place, they hope to be licensed to brew and serve by the middle of the year. Just over the St. Bernard Parish line in Arabi, Michael Naquin is renovating a warehouse overlooking the Mississippi River levee into the 40 Arpent Brewing Company — a plan he’s been working on since 2011. His original nanobrewing business plan has expanded to creating a larger brewhouse. He and his business partner, Carl Doescher, are bringing the space up to code, installing equipment and planning to have the brewhouse in working order by mid-March. Naquin says the permitting process has been challenging, since it’s the first brewery in the area, but he’s had a lot of community support and hopes to provide his neighbors with a place to enjoy music, beer, and each other once the brewhouse is open. Zac Caramonta also decided to upgrade the size of Gnarly Barley Brewing in Pontchatoula from “nano” to “micro.” Caramonta calls 2012 “a year of learning” and credits “the local breweries who have welcomed us and have not hesitated to give advice when needed.” Gnarly Barley hopes to start producing several flagship beers in 2013 — Catahoula Common, Hoppopotomus IPA, Korova Milk Porter and Radical Rye Pale Ale. Leith Adams and business partner Brance Lloyd wanted to fuse Cajun culture with craft beer culture.

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South Louisiana has a long beer history, but the brewing scene here has lagged behind the modern craft beer movement. Until now.


They founded Mudbug Brewery in 2011 to create celebratory beers, such as their King Cake Ale and cayenne-infused Cajun Stout. Adams also envisions a “Cajun Royalty” imperial series of beers. “We feel that there hasn’t been a big enough movement by the local beer culture to embrace the Cajun culture, which is different from any other culture in the world,” Adams says. “This company is two-thirds coonass, so we felt we needed to run with that.”

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German immigration to the New Orleans area led to the area’s first brewery founded in 1852. In the 1870s and 1880s, New Orleans became the brewing capital of the South. As many as 30 breweries slaked the city’s thirst and used its ports to distribute beer throughout the region — but Prohibition ended the thriving New Orleans brewing industry in 1920. By the 1950s, the only breweries left in New Orleans were Falstaff, Jax, Regal and Dixie. The modernization of beer distribution (interstate highway, refrigerated trucks) brought the beers of the big national breweries to the region, and one by one the local New Orleans breweries closed. Dixie held on in the city until Hurricane Katrina; Covington’s Heiner Brau offered its facilities to brew Dixie for the Louisiana market, but given the small batches to which Heiner Brau was limited, Dixie moved production to Wisconsin. Until Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana’s modern craft beer history began and ended with Abita Brewing Company, founded in Abita Springs in 1986. The company located there because of the chemical composition and taste of the local water, and still uses the water pumped directly from the aquifers. Abita produces more than a dozen kinds of beer each year, including year-round flagship beers; seasonal beers; “Harvest” series beers, which celebrate Louisiana agriculture; and the special “Select” series, which has included styles such as oyster stout, Biere de Garde and a Roggen Weizen. The company has also recently begun a “firkin” program, which provides special batches of cask ale to beer bars around the state. NOLA Brewing is the first production brewery in New Orleans since the closing of Dixie in 2005, and remains the only one. NOLA has doubled its production every year since it opened. Damage inflicted by Hurricane Isaac last year provided the opportunity for the company to make some upgrades, including a new tap room and bar area. Once permitting is complete, NOLA Brewing will sell pints on draft and cans to take home straight from the brewery. President Kirk Coco is known among aspiring brewers as a source of information and mentoring. “They’re teaching me as much as I’m teaching them,” Coco says with a laugh. Mechahopzilla, an aggressively hopped double IPA, sold three times more briskly as Coco had hoped, perhaps an indication of evolution of the craft beer culture and beer drinker’s palate in New Orleans and Louisiana. NOLA plans to introduce a new pale ale this year, pending can design and approval, and Coco hopes to experiment with sour ales as well. Clockwise from top:

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• Sampling a selection from NOLA Brewing. • The signature fleur-de-lis tap of NOLA Brewing. • Getting up close and personal with beer ingredients at Abita Brewing Co. • Pulling a pint of Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan at The Avenue Pub. • Cans of Abita Purple Haze ready to go. • Lindsay Hellwig, Scott Wood and baby Jules of The Courtyard Brewery. • Kirk Coco of NOLA Brewing, who has emerged as a mentor on the south Louisiana craft brewing scene. PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER

In 2005, Henryk “Heiner” Orlik co-founded Heiner Brau in an old hardware store owned by Robert Mingo in downtown Covington, about a six-minute drive from Abita Springs. The brewery produced German-style beers like Kölsch and Maerzen under the Heiner Brau label, but also distributed other beers, like the Strawberry Ale and Pontchartrain Pilsner under the Covington Brewhouse label. Last summer, Orlik left Louisiana for Canada, and Mingo rebranded the brewery as the Covington Brewhouse. Mingo and the new head of brewing operations, Brian Broussard, say they’re excited about their new direction; they’ve been working to ensure the quality and consistency of their recipes; they’ve invested in firkins to begin a cask ale program; they’re open for tours every Saturday morning; and they’re committed to promoting the Covington Brewhouse brand as a local Louisiana craft beer.


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Nora McGunnigle picks a few bars, restaurants, festivals and events where you can find great New Orleans and Louisiana beer. “There are bars with a decent beer selection here and there, but as far as ‘beer bars’ are concerned, things are sparse,” McGunnigle says. “I find better curated lists at restaurants, which is why that list is so much longer.”

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Nick Powers, owner of the Mandeville craft beer bar The Barley Oak, describes the growth of Louisiana craft beer culture as a process. “You introduce better but still accessible beers to the market,” Powers says, “and as more people come to appreciate them, start rotating in more and more specialized beers.” Powers has built The Old Rail brewpub in Mandeville, which is ready to open pending finalization of all permits and licenses. The Old Rail will be the state’s second locally owned brewpub (a bar that brews its beer on site, as opposed to a brewery with a pub attached), joining Crescent City Brewhouse in the French Quarter. These breweries hope to join the ranks of those already in business. Bayou Teche Brewing was founded on St. Patrick’s Day 2009 by Karlos, Byron, and Dorsey Knott on the banks of the Bayou Teche in the heart of Acadiana. Karlos’s experience overseas with Germany’s beer culture combines with the use of French hops and styles to honor the Knotts’ heritage. Until recently, Bayou Teche beers were contract-brewed at Lazy Magnolia in Mississippi, but the completion of their own brewery late last year means Bayou Teche now delivers beer brewed on the


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Beer Events March 9: New Orleans International Beer Festival in Champions Square The state’s premier beer tasting event showcases local brewers as well as beer from all over the world. There will be several different beer garden areas, including a cask beer garden and a cider garden.

May 13-19: American Craft Beer Week

Bars and restaurants all over the city participate with local brewers to spotlight the local craft beer scene.

Early June: WYES-TV Private Beer Sampling and International Beer Tasting This annual fundraiser runs over two days — the first night is a smaller and more intimate VIP event, and the second is an all-day affair in a much larger space with more beers and more people.

Late Sept.-early Oct.: New Orleans On Tap Many of the newest breweries still unlicensed to sell their beers can and do pour samples at charity events like New Orleans On Tap. Discover new brewers and what they are doing. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana SPCA. new-world.php


bayou. In addition to a year-round lineup that includes the flagship LA-31 Bière Pâle and newly added Acadie, Bayou Teche has been brewing seasonals like the new Saison D’Ecrevisses, a farmhouse ale brewed to pair with boiled crawfish. Later this year, the company plans to release a triple IPA and begin a barrel program in which they will age local honey ale in oak and last year’s Bière Joi in Jack Daniel’s barrels. Derek Domingue, Bayou Teche’s director of sales, says the camaraderie and the casual and constant communication among local brewers helps all breweries succeed. One brewery Domingue cites in particular is Baton Rouge’s Tin Roof Brewing Company, which Charles Caldwell and William McGehee started in 2010, hiring brewmaster Tom Daigrepont. Tin Roof has also released its beers in cans. “I’m trying to convert a domestic beer drinker who has never wanted to try a craft

In addition, check The Avenue Pub’s website for various brewery-specific special events throughout the year:


Festival Beer March 6-May 22: Wednesdays at the Square

Sponsored by Abita and put on by the Young Leadership Council, this is a springtime free music series on Wednesday evenings in Lafayette Square in the CBD.

March 23: Hogs For The Cause

A barbecue competition sponsored by NOLA Brewing. All proceeds support pediatric cancer family services.

Apr. 11-14: French Quarter Fest

Free music festival in the streetsand parks of the French Quarter, sponsored by Abita.

Apr. 18-June 13: Jazz in the Park at Armstrong Park A concert series sponsored by NOLA Brewing.

Apr. 26-May 5: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Yes, it’s sponsored by Miller Lite — but there are one or two spots at the Fair Grounds where you can find Abita. Keep your eyes open.

beer,” says Jon Smith, Tin Roof’s sales director. “I love putting our Blonde in front of them and watching them convert. Now, in a perfect world, they fall in love with it and start head scratching about what else is out there that they have never tried or even heard of.” Tin Roof also has added seasonal specialties such as Watermelon Wheat and Parade Ground Coffee Porter. Their latest seasonal, Juke Joint IPA, should be available soon on draft in Louisiana. Also, keep an eye out for the company’s Rougarou — a double black IPA named for the mythical Cajun werewolf. Andrew Godley founded Parish Brewing Company in Lafayette in 2008 during nights and weekends, brewing 16 kegs a week of Canebrake, a wheat beer brewed with Steen’s cane syrup. By last year, Parish had found enough success in the Louisiana market to allow Godley to quit his day job. He upgraded to a larger brewery and brewed more beer on his first day there than he had in his entire first year of brewing.

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Stein’s Deli presents brewing demonstrations, pairing information, and a bottle share at the end of the night. Stein’s also offers beer classes throughout the year.

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Clockwise from top left: Old Rail Brewpub’s Vanessa Gomes and chef Brett Monteleone. A sign at the NOLA Brewery; a cold one on the bar at The Avenue Pub; and Dylan Lintern and Kirk Coco of NOLA Brewery unpack the raw ingredients for beer. PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER

Two more breweries are on the craft beer  horizon, though neither has yet to settle  on a permanent location or acquire a  commercial brewhouse.     Cajun Fire Brewing Company is an  Orleans Parish brewery hoping for a 2013  opening. Jon Renthrope, a New Orleans  native, started the brewery in October  2011, brewing a barrel at a time in a rented  commercial kitchen space while looking  for brewery space. Renthrope and his  partners want to locate in eastern New  Orleans, hoping to be an economic boost  to that area. The plan is to start with a  nanobrewery model; they want to keep the  batches small and the styles seasonal.     Meanwhile, when Great Raft Brewing  starts production in Shreveport, it will be  the only brewery in 150 miles. Owners  Andrew and Lindsay Nations returned to  the area from  Washington D.C. several  months ago, business plan in hand, and 

have been moving swiftly to find a space,  equipment, investors and a head brewer.  Jim Patton, a founding partner of Abita  Brewing, signed on as Great Raft’s  brewing consultant and brewmaster. Patton  passed away this past October, leaving  Great Raft in need of a new strategy.     Another force in the growth of Louisiana  breweries is the recently formed Louisiana  Craft Brewers Guild. “Right now, we  have a great cohesive group of brewery  representatives all paddling in the same  direction,” says Parish’s Godley, the  guild’s president. “It’s really a sight  to behold everyone working together  from the biggest brewery alongside the  smallest. At the very least we now have a  unified voice representing the common  interests of all Louisiana breweries.”       “Thank you for showing up at every  event,” says Tin Roof’s Smith, expressing  local brewers’ appreciation for Louisiana  beer aficionados. “Thank you for bringing  out your friends and family; and finally,  thank you for trying what we put out.”     Smith adds, “It’s going to take every one  of us to grow the state of Louisiana and  the South as a whole into the craft beer  powerhouse that it has the potential to be,  and in every circumstance, should be.”  — Nora McGunnigle is a New Orleans writer who covers the brew scene at

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    Parish started constructing a retail  tasting room, which should be open  for business by mid-2013. “We will be  applying for a special permit to sell direct  to the public,” Godley says, adding Parish  intends to sell bottles, growlers togo and  a weekly cask.Envie, a hoppy pale ale, will  roll out in both 12-ounce bottles and draft  in the next couple of months. Also on tap  from Parish: a Farmhouse IPA, The Gospel  (a Dubbel brewed with the Chimay yeast  strain), L’autre Femme (an extremely hoppy  double IPA), Blackalicious (black IPA) and  Saison Jolie (a classic Wallonia Saison). 

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many other areas. Therapists train as musicians and are expected to be proficient with voice, piano and guitar, but they also train in psychology, counseling and research. Victoria Policastro Vega holds a doctorate in music therapy and spent more than 18 years as a clinician before teaching music therapy at Loyola. She’s worked with patients at Touro Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Greenery Neurologic Rehabilitation Center and she continues to work as needed at River Oaks Hospital. “Health care is changing so rapidly,” she says. “I’ve found as a teacher the best guidance you can give students is not what’s found in the book, but what’s found by being out there in the trenches.” Much of Vega’s current work is with patients dealing with social and emotional distress. For these patients, songwriting and performance can be a way of articulating issues and confronting

A MArdi GrAs indiAn perforMs At the 2012 sAcred Music festivAl. Photo by Alexei KAzAntsev

and overcoming problems. She also points out that music therapy has proved effective with physical and physiological issues. “Say I’m working with a cancer patient and they’re in a coma, and I’m playing music at the bedside,” Vega says. “I’m looking at their respirations, I’m looking at their pallor, I’m looking at the machines they’re hooked up to, and what I’m trying to do is show support through the music. You’re matching the mood in the music to the person, and you can actually get the physiological responses of a person to change and to be more rhythmic, to increase it, to decrease it, whatever you’re trying to do.” Music therapy also can be an integral part of rehabilitation for patients recovering from head trauma, PAge 28

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here’s no doubt music is good for the soul, but now researchers are finding it works wonders for the body. The Healing Center will host the Second Annual Sacred Music Festival, a celebration of spiritual music from around the globe featuring Hindu kirtankars, Jewish cantors, Japanese taiko drummers and Southern gospel singers on Saturday, March 16. Over the last few decades, the healing musical traditions that inspired the festival have found their way into conventional medicine as music therapists harness the power of song in clinical settings. Voodoo practitioner Sallie Ann Glassman founded the festival in New Orleans last year to prove sacred music doesn’t just belong in the church. “You can see in communities all over the world that instead of turning to crime and violence and cruelty and meanness, there’s another urge that calls people to come together to make music and to celebrate,” she says. “There’s something that happens when air and vibrations travel over our vocal chords. It literally harmonizes the body and attunes the vibration of the body, so there’s an effect of healing that happens.” Work being done in hospitals, clinics and universities supports Glassman’s belief in the healing power of music. The practice of music therapy first took hold in hospitals after World Wars I and II, where musicians played for “shell-shocked” soldiers, a condition now recognized as post-traumatic stress disorder. By 1950, the first graduate degree program in music therapy was offered by the University of Kansas and the National Association of Music Therapy (now the American Music Therapy Association) was founded as a governing body. Among that first wave of academic programs was New Orleans’ Loyola University, which established undergraduate and graduate programs in 1957. Since those early days, music therapy has evolved from just mental health into being used in physical rehabilitation, neurological disorders, pain management and


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stroke or other causes of neurological abnormalities. “I might have them learn to play the piano,” Vega says. “Not because I want them to be a wonderful musician, but because of the need for new learning, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills.” Kimberly Bell has worked as a board-certified music therapist at Children’s Hospital for more than 20 years. She uses many of the same techniques with older patients in rehab, but she also treats children in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units as they combat illness or injury. Many of these children require lengthy hospital stays, and music therapy provides a way of coping with pain and discomfort. “If you have a toddler or a small child, not only might they be in pain, but pain in children breeds fear,” Bell says. “You’re scared about being in the hospital, you’re scared about why you’re in pain, you’re frightened about why this is happening to you. Small children may not really have a way to understand what’s happening to them.” In these cases, attending physicians refer patients to Bell. She works with a team of therapists, including physical and occupational therapists, to determine the most appropriate course of action. According to Bell, research shows that exposure to soothing music can reduce the perception of pain by as much as 50 percent in some patients. She adds that playing favorite songs for a child or playing a recording of a child’s parent singing can provide comfort for children who are in a frightening environment. Effective therapy often results in more compliant patients and less need for pain medication, which in turn leads to shorter hospital visits. According to Vega, this is not only good news for patients and families, but for health professionals as well. “In this day and age of health care, the cutting edge is length of hospital stay,” Vega says. “Everybody’s looking at the money. Music therapy is costeffective, so that speaks really highly to an administrator.” At the Sacred Music Festival, the emphasis on the healing nature of music is more metaphysical than physical, but Glassman agrees that music can be a positive force in the world whether it’s part of an ancient ritual or modern medical treatment. “These are all ways to cope with terrible conditions and unhealthy circumstances and to find something uplifting that transcends the immediate circumstances,” Glassman says. “All of it’s healing.”




he shifting seasons can inspire creative twists on recipes. Local late winter and early spring produce is available, allowing flavor combinations you cannot find fresh at any other time. In this asparagus soup, a winter fruit and a spring vegetable herald the season’s transition. Along with a host of vitamins, asparagus also contains chromium, a mineral often used in weight loss supplements. Pears and their juice — a low-allergen food with a hefty dose of vitamin C — often are the first fruits and juices fed to infants. This simple, nuanced soup is ideal for light lunches, picnics, brunches or to round out a delicate meal. Aside from spices and salts, it contains only four ingredients. Fewer ingredients used multiple ways make for more complex preparation techniques. Because so few ingredients are used, the quality of each is important.


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Prepare: Remove woody bottoms from asparagus and discard, then trim their tips and reserve. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the tough outer layer of the remaining stalks and save the shavings for another use. Dice peeled asparagus stalks to 1/2-1/4 inch dice. Dice three-quarters of the pear to a similar size. Slice the pear’s remaining quarter to about the size of the asparagus tips. Finely dice the garlic and smear it on the cutting board with the edge of the knife, or crush into a paste with a mortar and pestle. Make soup base: Boil water in a small saucepan and add asparagus tips, boiling until bright green, about 2 minutes. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon and run under cold water to cool. Set tips aside. Reduce heat to simmer and cook diced asparagus stalks and pear for 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is easily pierced with a fork. Pour asparagus, pear and cooking water into a blender or bowl and let cool. Garnish: While the asparagus/pear mixture cools, clean out the saucepan and combine vinegar, rosemary and curry powder, stirring over medium-low heat. Add pear slices and cook, stirring occasionally, until vinegar evaporates and reduces to glaze the pear. Finishing touches: In a blender or food processor, blend cooled asparagus/pear/water until frothy and smooth. Pour into bowls or refrigerate for later use. Garnish with asparagus tips and glazed pear. Add salt and white pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.

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You probably know the games at Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-3351740;, the new tavern/arcade mashup in the Warehouse District where coin-op classics like Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga line the walls. It’s the menu that has a few surprises. The cheese on the Flagboy burger is actually a fried patty of white cheddar that oozes out from its crisp shell. Pork belly preserves go on the Brian burger and the Naq Attaque comes with French onion soup reimagined as a burger topping (you won’t need a spoon). Order Billy’s fried PB&J and you get a hot, tempura-battered version of the lunchbox staple, dusted with powdered sugar and resembling something like a giant peanut butter and jelly beignet. The carton of milk served on the side looks like a gimmick until approximately the second bite, when this dairy sidecar proves wholly necessary. This place makes no bones about catering to your inner child. page 35

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A new Bywater spot offers international flavors. By Ian McNulty

Owners Kevin Farrell and Nick Vivion and chef Greg Fonseca serve a wide array of dishes at Booty’s Street Food. PHOTO BY CHERYl GERBER

2009 Frederic Magnien Bourgogne Pinot Noir Burgundy, France $22-25 retail


f you’ve ever looked over vacation photos and found more shots of food than scenic vistas or even your travel companions, you’ll probably recognize the organizing principle for Booty’s Street Food. Booty’s is a small, intricately designed Bywater restaurant with a menu built on cheap eats from around the world. These aren’t the grand dishes of a national cuisine, but rather the easy snacks and comfort food staples of street vendors, market stalls and taverns, and some hail from rather exotic travel destinations. Throw a few darts at this wide-ranging menu and you hit Salvadoran pupusas, Korean beef bulgogi in lettuce cups or a glass of zobo, a sweet, thick, refreshing Nigerian iced tea made here with chrysanthemum and strawberry. Add a craft cocktail list, a communal table, edgy art installations in the restrooms, a saloonlike decor of pressed tin ceilings and low-watt Edison bulbs and the general buzz that attends hip Bywater spots these days, and you have a restaurant in step with the vogue of going out for dining experiences rather than just dinner. Recent Seattle transplants Nick Vivion and Kevin Farrell opened Booty’s late last year, with chef Greg Fonseca running the kitchen. The name refers to a website the owners operate, though they also tie it to a foodie notion of “pirate’s booty.” Most dishes are under $10 and they’re

small, because the point here is to try different foods across the spectrum. Coconut cream cools spicy chunks of curried mirliton inside a fried lentil flour shell; crisp dessert crepes are filled with Nutella; and the grill adds char marks and smoky flavor to long bars of firm, mild Brazilian cheese. The menu also includes golden domes of fried yuca stuffed with pork (the Puerto Rican mofongo), a loaded banh mi sandwich and Belgian fries with chimichurri or saffron alioli. That diversity speaks to the appeal of Booty’s. The flip side, however, is that a kitchen of such breadth sometimes shows limited depth, as was revealed by the bland broth of a ramen soup. And sometimes the street food theme and related props get in the way of the reality of seated meals. Jabbing a toothpick-sized fork into a paper cone of shrimp and shredded green mango only makes sense if you’re actually eating in the street. Still, another plus for Booty’s is how many different roles it serves. It’s a good spot for easy bar noshes or a laidback date night, and brunch features more globetrotting flavors — try Thai-style pancakes with coconut or Korean ones with kimchi and minced pork belly. On weekday mornings, Booty’s functions as a coffee shop with baked goods from nearby Shake Sugary, showing at least one example of street food from right down the street.

like many other Burgundian grape growers, generations of Magnien family farmers sold their harvested vineyards’ crops each season to negotiants to bottle and sell wines under different names. After accumulating top-quality parcels in the prime Cotes de Nuits and other sites 20 years ago, the Magniens began making their own wine. The results have been impressive, and this 2009 pinot noir exemplifies the treasured Burgundian finesse and elegance while providing good value. Organically grown fruit goes into a hand-crafted, unfiltered wine aged primarily in neutral barrels. It exhibits aromas of red cherry, plum, earthy notes and a hint of baking spice. On the palate, taste cranberry, black cherry, some minerality and silky tannins. For best results, decant an hour before serving. Drink it with pate, tuna, herbed rack of lamb, braised short rib stew, glazed pork tenderloin, sauteed mushrooms, stuffed eggplant, roasted peppers, seared duck breast and rotisserie chicken. Buy it at: Keife & Co. and Whole Foods Market in Metairie.

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interview     Barcadia is the expansion of a concept  started in Dallas. The local edition has  been open for about a month in the  ground floor of a parking garage with an  outdoor patio in front and a private room  for parties in back. The kitchen is in the  hands of Nick Hufft, a New Orleans native  who gained a following in Baton Rouge  for a food truck called Curbside, which  serves burgers around a circuit of lunch  and late-night locations.      While burgers and fries are the big  thing for Barcadia’s menu, there also are  a few salads and Hufft says a rotation of  house-made sausages and more sandwiches will join the lineup soon. He’s also  leaving room for a few specials to let his  kitchen crew get creative and try out new  bar food ideas. Barcadia serves lunch  and dinner daily. 

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    If you suddenly start seeing spicy  lemongrass grilled shrimp with strawberry-glazed pork ribs and strawberry  crab kimchi on New Orleans menus, it’s  because this recipe cooked up by local  ninth grader Sierra Torres is the “Dish  That Makes a Difference.” 

PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR, SOUTHERN FOOD & BEvERAGE MUSEUM  Liz Williams is president and director of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (Riverwalk, 500 Port of Orleans Place, 504-569-0405; She’s also an attorney and the author of The A-Z Encyclopedia of Food Controversies and the Law and, most recently, New Orleans: A Food Biography, which explores the roots and development of New Orleans cuisine.  On Sunday, March 10, she will give a talk during a special dinner at Dijon (1379  Annunciation St., 504-522-4712; in which historic dishes  related to the book will be served. The four-course meal costs $90 ($120 with  wine pairings) and begins at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made  through  What was the impetus for your latest book? Williams: Through the startup of the museum, the question of how the  cuisine of Louisiana developed kept coming up. But I couldn’t find anything  substantial that went beyond the story that all these ethnic groups got together  in this place called Louisiana and, abracadabra, we had a cuisine. Well, that was  happening everywhere. There were ethnic groups mixing in lands of abundance,  but today not all of those places have cuisines that are distinctive like ours.  So what stands out to you that made the difference here? W: I was struck by how close our ties were to France, and especially to Paris, really up until World War I. Haute cuisine in France was under development during  this time, and people here decided that since they were French they would have  their own cuisine too. New Orleans lagged behind, and the city was definitely  becoming Americanized in the 19th centuryj, but nonetheless we were still predominantly French in all these attitudes, and food and cuisine were big parts of it.  You’ve written extensively about food and law. What interests you about their intersection? W: It’s all so convoluted. People talk about the tax code, but food policy is every  bit as insane if not more so. We encourage free markets and choice and marketing and it’s all great, and then we try to control people and their choices with  policies and programs and taxes. We’re always looking for silver bullets that will  solve everything, but there’s a lot of just banging our heads against the wall.    — IAN MCNULTY

    That’s the name for an annual student  culinary program at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA),  the arts high school in Bywater. Begun  in 2010 in conjunction with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the program  challenges students in NOCCA’s  culinary arts program with a recipe  competition. In past years, winners saw  their recipes prepared and served in  Lagasse’s restaurants, with proceeds  benefiting their school.     This year, however, the Dish That  Makes a Difference has been expanded.  Now through March 10, Torres’ recipe  will be featured at more than a dozen  local restaurants. Participating chefs  have free rein to reinterpret Torres’  recipe for their own menus. In addition to Lagasse’s three local properties  (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico), participating restaurants range  from Maurepas Foods to Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop (see the complete list at      Proceeds from the sale of the dish  at participating restaurants support  NOCCA’s culinary arts program.

FIVE charbrOIlEd OystEr sPEcIalIsts Borgne 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860 Spicy garlic butter bathes these  char-broiled oysters. 

Casamento’s Restaurant 4330 Magazine St., (504) 895-9761 Famous for chilled raw oysters, the  restaurant now char-broils them too. 

Drago’s Restaurant 3232 N. Arnoult Road., Metairie, (504) 888-9254; 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911 The version that inspired countless  imitations is still the standard. 

Katie’s Restaurant 3701 Bienville St., (504) 488-6582 Oysters Slessinger is topped   with shrimp, bacon, spinach and  Provel cheese.

One Restaurant & Lounge 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061 Char-broiled oysters are topped with  tangy Roquefort cheese and red  wine vinaigrette.




Food truck food courts

    Social media has been the preferred  method for finding food trucks in New  Orleans, but lately the local culinary event  company My House (www.myhousenola. com) has been a reliable source as well.      My House has been organizing food  truck festivals and lunchtime gatherings  around town, each drawing a sampling of  vendors and aficionados for what amount  to temporary food truck food courts.     The next gathering is 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Saturday at the Warehouse District watering hole The Rusty Nail (1100 Constance  St., 504-525-5515;  The eight participating trucks include Foodie  Call, Rue Chow, La Cocinita, BBQ n’ Some,  NOLA Girl Food, The Fat Falafel, Frencheeze  and Brigade Coffee.     On March 14 and 15, My House reprises  its earlier CBD Food Truck Round-Up  for a pair of events outside Merchant  (800 Common St., 504-571-9580; www. The March 14  event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the March 15  edition is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For updates, visit  

Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “(I)f I don’t object to chains in principle,  and I don’t object to the goods and services of some chains in particular, then  all I’m left with is opposition to chains  as a class signifier. I reject them not because the food is bad or they’re worse  for the planet than other corporations,  but because I personally don’t want to  be associated with them. Starbucks is  for tourists, Applebee’s is for flyovers,  McDonald’s is for the poor.” — Michael Hobbes, from the essay  “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and  Love Chain Restaurants” on the financial website 

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    The Lenten fish fry is a New Orleans  tradition, but not all of these events follow  a traditional script. For instance, one from  7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday won’t be held at  a church but at a nonprofit urban farm for  local high school students, and there is  music, art and a menu with lighter options.      The local healthy food advocate Slow Food New Orleans ( is hosting this one-night-only event  at Grow Dat Youth Farm (150 Zachary  Taylor Drive, 504-377-8395;, a youth development program operated from New Orleans City Park  with acres of crops and a facility built from  stacked, repurposed shipping containers.      Chef Don Boyd, founder of the nonprofit Cafe Hope ( in Marrero, and local Slow Food chapter  president Gary Granata are preparing  the food along with Moscow 57 (www., a New York entertainment  company founded by Ellen Kaye, whose  family ran the renowned Russian Tea Room  in Manhattan for nearly 50 years.      Guests can buy individual dishes at various stations around Grow Dat’s campus  or opt for a seated meal served in courses  on a balcony overlooking the scene. The  menu includes a garden salad, fried catfish, vegetarian gumbo z’herbes, pistachio  shrimp kebabs, vegetable kebabs and fish  kebabs, sour cherry rice and gelato and  sorbetto from La Divina Gelateria (www. Beer and wine will  be for sale.      The night is billed as an “urban salon”  with musicians, artists and authors  participating. Admission is $5 (free for  Slow Food members), and individual food  tickets are $5 each. The seated meal is  $50. For tickets to the seated dinner, call  Boyd at (504) 460-4050.

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Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are for New Orleans. Dollar signs represent the average cost of a dinner entree: $ — under $10; $$ — $11 to $20; $$$ — $21 or more. To update information in the Out 2 Eat listings, email, fax 483-3116 or call Will Coviello at 483-3106. Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday.


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eat KnUCKleHeaDs eateRY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; — 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 served, and the menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sometHin’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www.somethingelsecafe. com — somthin’ Else combines Cajun flavors and comfort food in shrimp baskets, boudin balls, alligator corn dogs and more. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.sat. Credit cards. $$ tReasURe islanD BUFFet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of cuisines. No reservations. lunch Mon.-fri., dinner daily, brunch sat.-sun. Credit cards. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYoU BeeR gaRDen — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to bayou beer Garden for a 10oz. bayou burger served on a sesame bun. No reservations. lunch and dinner, late-night fri.sat. Credit cards. $ DoWn tHe HatCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. Delivery available. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ RenDon inn’s DUgoUt spoRts BaR — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — The boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. 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 HiCKoRY pRime BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; — The restaurant serves Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. 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. No reservations. lunch daily, dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

BURGeRS CHeeseBURgeR eDDie’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. 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. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BReaDs on oaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www. — Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisianstyle baguettes. No reservations. breakfast Thu.-sun., lunch Thu.-sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FReRet — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — 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.No reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., fri.-sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe noma — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 4821264; — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. 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 variety of pastries and dessertsj, specialty sandwiches and salads. 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. Delivery available. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUng’s golDen DRagon — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 8918280; www.jungsgoldendragon2. com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFee/DeSSeRt pinKBeRRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices,fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY BaYona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona. com — a house favorite is sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce. reservations recommended. lunch Wed.-sat., dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $$$ oaK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 3021485; — Gulf shrimp fill tacos in corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-sat. Credit cards. $$ one RestaURant & loUnge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; com — Chef scott snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with roquefort cheese and a red wine

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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. $$

— 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; — Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $



ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — the menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www. — 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. $$$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; — the Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

DeLI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — the Reuben is seeded rye bread filled with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and thousand Island dressing. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 8882010; — this New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www. — the 24hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; www. — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices, and 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 — the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Specialties include speckled trout topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; — Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tassomushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 5868883; — Chefs prepare dishes like osso buco, a braised veal shank, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herbroasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — 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; — 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 — the satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Reservations recommended. Lunch thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3454 Magazine St. • NOLA 504-899-3374 Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm


MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, panfried soba noodles or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www. — this Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese

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STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — the Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; — Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace comes with stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; — 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. $$$



out to eat kitsch. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LatIN aMeRICaN LA MACARENA PUPSERIA AND LATIN CAFE — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www. — this cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. 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. $$

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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) 553-2277; — Chefs John Folse and Rick tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a rouxbased gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as

a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

MeXICaN & SOUtHWeSteRN 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. $$ TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; — this eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with gallo pinto, fried pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains and fried cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC aND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. the duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — there’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; neworleans — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FREE EVENT! DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS Film Screening March 14, 7:30 PM Access to the Danger Zone Narrated by Daniel Day Lewis

Prytania Theatre

5339 Prytania St., New Orleans RSVP at: All events are free, fully accessible and open to the public

SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www. — the Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

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; www. — this cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; — the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers

out to eat 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; www. — 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. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — 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 MidCity bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking.

No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & POBOYS JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 3045411; www.jugheadsneworleans. com — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. the regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. the Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and old New orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.


com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. other options include the barbecue shrimp poboy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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.acmeoyster. com — the menu includes raw or

char-grilled oysters, many seafood dishes and New orleans staples. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; housemade bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 4633030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno. com — the menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www. — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SteaKHOUSe AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533;

— 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. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 5227902; — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

VIetNaMeSe AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www. — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. there are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.— 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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MUSIC: • BlindSided 5:00pm - 7:00pm • River City Hit Squad 7:30pm - 9:30pm • Category 6 10:00pm - 12:00am

March 8, 9, 10 Independence, “Little Italy of Louisiana,” was created as a result of the New Orleans to Jackson route of the Great Northern Railroad in the 1880’s. Sicilian Italian families searching for a place to settle in the 1880’s were attracted by the thriving strawberry industry of the area. Independence slowly became a predominately Sicilian Italian Community. It is more diverse culturally today but is still characterized by its excellent Sicilian Italian Cuisine and its hard working and friendly people.

Saturday, March 9 • Parade / Poker Run 10:00am • Welcome at 11:00 am Mayor Michael Ragusa, Festival Chairman Robin Abrams, Invocation, Introduction of Queens and Dignitaries, National Anthem by Brooke Liuzza • Local Dance and Cheer Performances 11:30am - 12:30pm • Spaghetti Eating Contest 12:30pm - 1:00pm • Meatball Throwing Contest 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Join us this March! There will be delicious Sicilian cuisine, great entertainment, a trip to Sicily will be given away and Crescent City Amusements Midway Attractions for everyone to enjoy.

MUSIC: • Dr. G Band 2:00pm - 4:00pm • United We Groove 4:30pm - 6:30pm • Amanda Shaw 7:00pm - 8:30pm • Bag of Donuts 9:00pm - 11:00pm

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until arriving at its current moniker and roster in 2011. “We started off way more electronic than we are, but that changes over the years,” he says. Hodges grew up surrounded by Portland’s burgeoning psychedelic scene watching bands “play 10 minute songs.” (“My friends and the people I played with, we’d just take acid and smoke weed when our parents were gone,” he says. “We didn’t ever know what we were doing.”) Among his personal sideproject ambitions: stripping away the drum machines and synthesizers for ambient and guitar-driven works. “What I write for STRFKR translates to playing live, and we have big dance-y songs,” he says. For the band’s latest live incarnation, drummer Keil Corcoran created videos for an 8-feet-tall wall of lights synchronized to the band’s music. It runs on a Linux program built by the band’s group of hacker friends. “If anything gets f—ed up with it, we have to bust out a monitor and keyboard and plug it in,” Hodges says. The band hopes to convert it to instrument-size lights so they can travel with it overseas. “It adds a lot. Just a little thing can add so much. When you go to a show it’s so much more than the music, it’s the whole vibe — how the crowd is, how the room is, how it sounds, what the visuals are. We just want to cover as many bases as we can.”

Hodges says. “It’s nice to Electronic music fans dance at the cultivate this feeling of goBuku Music + Art Project. ing crazy, and loosen up inhibitions.” PHOTO By CALDER WILSON Last year, Buku stacked its inaugural lineup with an The Buku Music MAR impressive list of artists, + Art Project including Skrillex, Big Mardi Gras World AND K.R.I.T., Avicii, Diplo and Wiz Khalifa, as well as a 1380 Port of roster of local hip-hop and New Orleans Place bounce artists. This year’s (504) 361-7821 expanded lineup features four stage areas, as well as a VIP DJ stage assembled Tickets $79.50 daily pass; on a riverboat. It’s one of $149.50 weekend pass the flagship events for New Orleans production group Winter Circle Productions, founded in 2008. Winter Circle’s BASSIK spotlights rising stars in dubstep and underground bass music. With Buku, the producers aim for a self-described “indigenous post-industrial vibe” with its location paired with EDM, hip-hop and up-andcoming indie rock.

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thought if I was in a band with a dumb name it would never go anywhere,” says singer/guitarist Josh Hodges about his band STRFKR. “And then we did. We started touring. Now it’s like a different kind of funny joke, ‘Let’s see how far we can go with a stupid name. Let’s see how big we can get with a stupid name.’” If the band’s success heightens at the rate of its lost letters, “Maybe we’ll just move to two or three letters,” Hodges says with a laugh. “It’ll just be a symbol.” The Portland, Ore. dance-pop trio has made waves more for its unabashedly hook-heavy dancefloor pop music than its cheeky name. “I try not to think about it like that. Maybe I should more,” Hodges says. “We’re three days into the tour, and we keep focusing on how to figure out how we can make that last show as good as it can be.” This week, the band performs at the second annual Buku Music + Art Project, a growing two-day festival highlighting hip-hop producers and MCs, electronic artists, pop bands and dozens of other ephemeral buzz bin acts. Headliners include hiphop stars like Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi, among others, alongside producers like Calvin Harris and Major Lazer and indie rock bands Passion Pit, Best Coast and Alt-J. Among the dozens of seemingly disparate acts is STRFKR, whose latest album Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl) dives body-first into addictive synth melodies and dance-floor bass pulses — the party-crashing equivalent to Of Montreal’s bad trip disco. The dreamy “Beach Monster” and highlight “I Don’t Want to See” follows the one-three punch of “While I’m Alive,” “Sazed” and “Malmo,” all laced with Hodges’ whispered club confessional vocals and spaced-out harmonies. The release follows 2011’s Reptilians, a lesssubtle synthesizer-driven joyride. Where Reptilians was a more four-on-the-floor affair, Miracle Mile is fixed on a well-tuned cruise control. “We’re trying to get closer to something I like — this is closer than the last one,” Hodges says. Hodges started the band initially as a solo project, then passed it through lineup and name changes



A wild scene Art and extra scenes from Beasts of the Southern Wild. By Will Coviello

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he question I always get asked is, ‘Where did the idea (for Beasts of the Southern Wild) come from?’” says writer/director Benh Zeitlin. “You come up with a succinct answer, but it’s the most complicated question in the world.” The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) expo Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13 is a long-form, multimedia answer to that question. The expo features video, music and sculpture by the collaborators who created the Oscarnominated film, and the exhibit is designed to shed light on how the group’s creative process works. Video installations include unseen footage from the film, behind-the-scenes footage (including how they created the aurochs), filmed auditions and short films that preceded Beasts. A music room will offer an array of music and sounds mixed for the film, and there is a sculptural installation by Eliza Zeitlin, Benh’s younger sister and a creator of many props and buildings in the film. “We’re such a collaborative group,” Benh says. “You can walk into the stew of images and the people and things that were inspirations (for the films). We’ve created a trip into the collective mind (of the group).” Zeitlin started developing Beasts in 2008. He was in New York when Hurricane Gustav was bearing down on Louisiana. Many of the collaborators in the Court 13 collective were in New Orleans, and they did not evacuate. Zeitlin started thinking about why some people don’t evacuate before a storm or choose to stay in a storm-prone area. The project expanded to incorporate input from a wide array of people, including cowriter Lucy Alibar, other Court 13 filmmakers and Eliza and other artists. Eventually, they created the story of Wink (Dwight Henry) and his daughter Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), who live in a coastal area outside of the levee system. The magical realist film follows them as a storm floods their home. It was a critics’ favorite and won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for dramas as well as the 2012 Camera d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Benh moved to New Orleans in 2006, and he and a group of filmmakers and artists made the 25-minute film Glory at

Sea, which was well received on the film festival circuit. There also were films that built up to Glory at Sea, tracing back to Zeitlin’s college projects. Ray Tintori’s Jettison Your Loved Ones had led to Glory, and Zeitlin’s stop-animation film Egg led to Jettison. The show opens Friday with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by the

Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin prepares for the opening of a multimedia show featuring Beasts of the Southern Wild and other projects. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER





Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13 Opening reception 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, March 8 Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp St. (504) 528-3805

Court 13 Homecoming Dance, featuring the Lost Bayou Ramblers. The evening also features a reading by Alibar and catering by Henry, the owner of Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Cafe. During opening night only, the pickup truck bed Wink uses as a boat in Beasts and other large vessels created for other films will be on display outside the CAC. On Thursday, the CAC’s ArtSpeak will feature the filmmakers talking about the film and their art projects.

MUSIC listings

4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10

Three Muses — Hot Club of new orleans, 7 Tulane University — Chris Dave & the Drumhedz, 8:30

THURSDAY 7 Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

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all show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

TUeSDAY 5 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — tom blacklung & the smokestacks, High in one eye, new lands, 8

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — michael & ashley lemmler, 5; smoking time Jazz Club feat. Chance bushman, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 7; Cary Hudson, 9:30

AllWays Lounge — wasted lives, arlo, mallet brothers, goat rodeo, 9

Circle Bar — Jim o. & the no shows, 6; Chateau nowhere, lilly brave, 10

Banks Street Bar — Chateau nowhere, senor mejor, black noise, 9

Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8

Blue Nile — tate Carson, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — seth walker, 8 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 d.b.a. — the treme brass band, 9

Kerry Irish Pub — Jason bishop, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 11 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — lynn magnuson, 8; mick Donovan band, 9; michael liuzza, 10 Old Point Bar — ian Cunningham, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Siberia — Ken stringfellow, ben De la Cour, Julie odell, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — stanton moore, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Cyndi Chen, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6 Three Muses — smoking time Jazz Club, 10

WeDneSDAY 6 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Blue Nile — new orleans rhythm Devils, 8; gravity a, 10

d.b.a. — walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 DMac’s — lynn Drury, bottoms Up blues gang, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — meghan stewart, 9:30 House of Blues — Domenic, 6 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9 Lafayette Square — anders osborne, Colin lake band, 5; Maple Leaf Bar — rage feat. nigel Hall, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — nancy staggs, 6; lagniappe brass band, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — natalie mae palms, 9; Hannah Harber, 10 Old Point Bar — larry Hall band, 8 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran, topsy Chapman & palm Court Jazz band, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8

Buffa’s Lounge — gardenia moon, 7

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Creole string beans, 8:30

Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30

Spotted Cat — ben polcer,

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

Banks Street Bar — borgessa, 10 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — aurora nealand & tom mcDermott, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — robin barnes Jazz trio, 3; paul longstreth, 5; george french Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Dayna Kurtz, 8 Columns Hotel — Kristina morales, 8 d.b.a. — John Cleary, 7; Derrick freeman & bill lusso, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Hector gallardo trio, 9:30 Fulton on Tap — andrew Duhon, 9 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf — wheeler brothers, gold & the rush, wild Child, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — roman skakun, 5; James rivers movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Hannah Kb & friends, 8 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 — ponchartrain wrecks, 8; mark fernandez, 9; time & Distance, 10; lion faced boy, 10:30 Oak — aaron wilkinson & friends, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Calvin Johnson Jr., 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; bottoms Up blues gang, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — leroy Jones, Katja toivola & Crescent City Joymakers, 8 Pavilion of the Two Sisters — thursdays at twilight feat. banu gibson, 6 Preservation Hall — paulin brothers brass band feat Dwayne paulin, 8 Prime Example — David torkanowsky, 7 & 9 Rivershack Tavern — two man rubberband, 7 Siberia — acid baby Jesus, Hellshovel, birthstone, DJ 9ris 9ris, 9

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30

The Cove at University of New Orleans — steve masakowski, ed petersen & Victor atkins, 7

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — black is beautiful: art & all female Hip-Hop showcase, 8

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — John ellis, 8 & 10 page 47



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MuSiC LISTINGS page 45


Delicate Steve

They’re called solos, and Positive Force (Luaka Bop) — the second record from Delicate Steve, written, played, produced and mixed entirely by guitar-andfeathered New Jersey streaker Steve Marion — is positively overflowing with them: fat, chewy classic-rock paeans that turn Eric Clapton and George Harrison’s frowns upside down, but also limber backbends that invert into Delicate Steve sun salutations and the kind of lubricated Mar 10 p.m. Friday West African fretwork that set Dirty Projectors’ last two albums apart; “Redeemer,” Circle Bar, the second side’s life-affirming highlight, 1032 St. Charles Ave. boasts all of the above, and “Big Time Receiver” is doused with one long solo that 588-2616 sprays positivity like rainbows from a fire hose. Conversely, there’s not a solitary thing about the music — although a mostly instrumental set conceived and performed by one guy, this is as inclusive as indie rock gets. Marion’s smiley melodic bent is derived from big-hearted memories of yesteryear TV jingles and the unrequited back half of “Layla,” but his prismatic production and arcing sequencing make him harder to pigeonhole. In contrast to his 2011 debut Wondervisions, which felt like an LP-length virtuosity showcase, Positive Force unfolds like story time by an expressive but wordless narrator, whose lap just happens to be big enough for all of us. Rareluth opens. Tickets $10. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy’s Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10

Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5; Luke Winslow King, 7:30 United Bakery — Nu-klē-rē Blast Suntan, Gasmiasma, Violent Sects, 8 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Friday 8 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Little War Twins, Victor Olston, Bears & Wolves, Warm Needles, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Banks Street Bar — The Ghostwood, Opposable Thumbs, Million Eyes, 9 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Corey Henry Funktet, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Honeypots, 8 Burgundy Bar — Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Band, 9 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Jazz Trio, 5; Prima Jazz Band, 9; Lena Prima & Band, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Wheel House, 5:30; Paul Sanchez, 8; Charlie Wooton Project, 10:30

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8

d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Soul Rebels, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 House of Blues — Big Easy Brawlers, 5; They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Circus Lovesick, 7; England in 1819, Elk Milk, Summer, Toast Beards, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 5; Foot & Friends, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 9 Mandeville Trailhead — George French Band, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Khris Royal & Dark Matter, 10:30 Mardi Gras World — BUKU Music & Art Project, 1 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jenna McSwain, 4; La Tran-k, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — High Ground Drifters, 7; Joe Barbara, 9; John Parker, 10; Pierce Duncan, 11 Oak — Mia Borders, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; My Graveyard Jaw, 9:30

Rivershack Tavern — The Refugeze, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Boogie Men, 9:30 Siberia — Harry Merry, Tamara Woestenburg, Rhodes!!, 8; Reigning Sound, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & the Thunder Band, Bipolaroid, DJs Angel Witch & Dan Rose, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — St. Louis Slim, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Moonshiners, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Martin Sexton, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Ray Fogg, 6 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

Saturday 9 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Fake Carls, Midnight Spin, Ketchy Shuby, Wooden Wings, Little War Twins, Brad Mackeson, Stoop Kids, 7

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St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30

Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Delicate Steve, Rareluth, 10

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Banks Street Bar — Kenny page 48


MUSic LISTINGS page 47

Triche, Modern Rivals, 8

Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz, 7; Stooges Brass Band, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Prima Jazz Band, 9; Lena Prima & Band, 10 Carrollton Station — New Sweden, High Ground Drifters, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — WTUL Hootenanny feat. Carsie Blanton & Phil Lee, 8; Blue Mountain, 10:30 Circle Bar — Weeks, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 10; Andrew Duhon, Alexis Marceaux & the Samurai, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Hangar 13 — West Water Outlaws, South Jones, Strange Roux, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Circus Lovesick, 7; Hawks of the Holy Rosary, Sharks Teeth, The Hotel Year, Modoc, 10 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 5; Hurricane Refeugees, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Delfeayo Marsalis, 9; Delfeayo Marsalis, 11 Maple Leaf Bar — Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 10:30

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Mardi Gras World — BUKU Music & Art Project, 1


Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Mumbles, 12:30; Kenny Triche, 4; Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 7:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Kay, 7; The Shiz, 8; Clyde Albert, 9; Fens, 10 Oak — Billy Iuso, 9 Old Point Bar — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, Native America, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation Hall — Southern Syncopaters feat. Steve Pistorius, 8


Republic New Orleans — Diplo, Underachievers, Force Feed Radio!, 1 a.m.

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Rock ’N’ Bowl — 61 South, Rockenbraughs, 9:30

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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jazz Power Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Showarama Hot Trio, 3; Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Pfister Sisters, 6; Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 9 Tipitina’s — The Dirty Dozen Brass Brand, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Tropical Isle Original — Ray Fogg, 6

MoNDAY 11 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Buck Biloxi & the Fucks, Golden Pelicans, Hibachi Stranglers, 7 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — John Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6; Defibulators, Little Tybee, 10 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10

United Bakery — ACxDC, Sleepwalkers, Nomads, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Ossacrux, Mailbomber, 6

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30


House of Blues — Solange, Sinkane, 8

Banks Street Bar — River Whyless, 3; Lux Deluxe, Midnight Mob, 7 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Mainline Brass Band, 10 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker CD release, 6; Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Alexis & the Samurai, Toy Soldiers, Weyes Blood, 10 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Debauche, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Circus Lovesick, 2 & 7; Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 8 The Maison — Frank Oxley’s Joint Chiefs of Jazz, 4 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Kevin Clark & Tom McDermott, 11:30 a.m.; Riccardo Crespo, 3:30 Old Point Bar — Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders, 12; Dana Abbott, 5 One Eyed Jacks — Pinback, JP Inc, KG Accidental, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Legacy Band feat. Tommy Sancton, 8 Siberia — Useless Eaters, Nightmare Boyzz, Texas Funeral, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, 6; Howl, Serpentis, Necrotic Priapism, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jazz Power Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10


Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 8 Tipitina’s — Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30

Dragon’s Den — Sensual Harassment, 9

House of Blues (Parish) — ZZ Ward, Delta Rae, Wild Feathers Emily Kopp, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Sam Marine & County, Adam Dale, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Larry Foyen Big Band, 6; Chaple Blues, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Uke Joint!, 7; Dean Johanesen, 9; Chris Milam, 10 One Eyed Jacks — Orwells, The Kingston Springs, KG Accidental, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Mayard Chatters, 8 Siberia — Barreracudas, Dino’s Boys, Vietnam, Turbo Fruits, Spider Bags, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy’s Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Joe Cabral, 7

clASSicAl/ coNcertS Holy Name of Jesus Church — 6367 St. Charles Ave., 865-7430; — Fri: Symphony Chorus of New Orleans & SOUL, 7:30 St. Louis Cathedral — Jackson Square — Sun: Michel Bouvard, 6 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Sun: Port Washington Choral Ensembles & Symphonic Winds, 2; McGehee School Concert Choir, 5; Jazz Vespers feat. Tom McDermott, 9





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NoW ShoWINg 21 & OVER (R) — A  straight-laced student cuts  loose for his 21st birthday. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 AMOUR (R) — An elderly  couple’s bond is tested  when the wife suffers a  severe stroke. Canal Place ARGO (R) — Ben Affleck  directs the political drama  about the rescue of six U.S.  diplomats from Tehran, Iran  during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20

DARK SKIES (PG-13) —  A suburban family becomes  the target of a deadly,  possibly alien, force. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) — Quentin Tarantino’s  louisiana-shot spaghetti  Western follows a freed  slave (Jamie foxx) and  bounty hunter (Christoph  Waltz) who try to free the  slave’s wife (Kerry Washington). AMC Palace 20

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R) — Now adults, Hansel and  Gretel (Jeremy Renner  and Gemma Arterton) hunt  witches. Hollywood 14 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG13) — The first installment  of peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien  fantasy. Entergy IMAX IDENTITY THIEF (R) — A  man (Jason Bateman) travels to florida to confront  the con artist (Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 JACK & THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) — A  farmhand inadvertently  opens a portal between his  realm and a race of giants. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE LAST EXORCISM PART II (PG-13) — The  sequel finds a woman  starting a new life in New  Orleans after enduring an  exorcism. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 LINCOLN (PG-13) —  Steven Spielberg’s biopic  stars Daniel Day-lewis as  Abraham lincoln and Sally  field as Mary Todd lincoln. AMC Palace 20

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) — In the  animated family film, an  astronaut responds to a  distress call from a notoriously dangerous planet. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

MAMA (PG-13) — A  couple adopts their nieces  who are found after being  left alone in a forest for five  years, and a terrifying spirit  has followed them back. Grand, Hollywood 14

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11 Flowers



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    An unsentimental coming-of-age  story from veteran Chinese director  Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle), the original Mandarin title of 11 Flowers translates  literally to something along the lines of “I  am 11.” That is a more fitting name for an  autobiographical film that does a remarkable  job of getting across what it’s like to be an  innocent preteen boy.     Set in 1975, 11 Flowers is based on the director’s experiences growing up  in the rural province of Guizhou at the end of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution — a time when families in urban places like Shanghai were asked to move  inland where factories were built to help defend the nation’s industrial base  against potential attack from the U.S.S.R. Though many of the adults pine for  the cultural and material riches of their home city, the children are a product of  the new environment and possess little understanding of the social upheaval  surrounding them.     The story involves a new shirt for an 11-year-old boy — a rare and valuable  commodity during Mao’s reign — a chance encounter with a fugitive and the  growing political unrest in a rural village. But plot details are far from central  as 11 Flowers is more interested in evoking a particular time and place from a  child’s unencumbered perspective. Surprisingly natural performances from an  ensemble of young actors keep that goal well within reach. — KEN KORMAN haunted by his past embarks  on one final mission. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 QUARTET (PG-13) — A  group of retired opera  singers’ concert celebrating  Verdi’s birthday is disrupted  by the arrival of a notorious  diva (Maggie Smith). AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Prytania SAFE HAVEN (PG-13) — A woman trying to start  a new life finds love and  warmth in a small town, but  her dark past threatens to  re-emerge. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 SIDE EFFECTS (R) — In  the Steven Soderbergh  drama, a depressed woman  is prescribed a new medication that leads to ruined 

lives. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 14 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) — After a stint  in a mental institution, a  former teacher (Bradley  Cooper) moves in with his  parents and attempts to  reconcile with his wife — but  a mysterious woman (Jennifer lawrence) complicates  things. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 14 SNITCH (PG-13) — When  an 18-year-old receives a  10-year prison sentence,  his father (Dwayne Johnson)  embarks on a dangerous  venture to get his sentence  lessened. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 WARM BODIES (PG13) — After a devastating 

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oPENINg FRIDaY DEAD MAN DOWN (R) — A man (Colin farrell)  infiltrates a criminal empire  to make its leader pay for  destroying his life.

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T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story




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Winner of the Louisiana Feature Film Prize at last year’s New Orleans Film Festival, T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story surveys various horse-centered subcultures and practices in the rural southwest of the state. But it’s hardly the kind of dry anthropological study you might expect from that description. T-Galop is impressionistic and loose-limbed, which may be one reason why it will receive a one-time screening Saturday at the most appropriate venue imaginable: outdoors at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. T-Galop ranges from Louisiana Tournoi De La Ville Platte — a competitive sporting event in which mounted knights spear rings with lances — to the long-held traditions of Creole cowboys, making stops for Cajun Mardi Gras and the storied career of three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel. It lingers on colorful Louisianans just for the pleasure of getting to know them in their natural habitat. Though the film celebrates present-day horse culture, there’s no small amount of nostalgia for the days of old, and an unspoken mission for director and Breaux Bridge native Conni Castille to document these subjects and their ways while she can. The film is an obvious labor of love for Castille, which makes it worthwhile — especially with a mint julep in hand. — KEN KORMAN

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ARTSPEAK: INFLUENCES OF COURT 13 — Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin shares scenes from films that have influenced his work and discusses sources of inspiration for Beasts. Free admission. 7 p.m. Thursday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; A LESSON BEFORE DYING (NR) — Don Cheadle stars in the 1999 adaptation of the Ernest Gaines novel. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858;

THE LIVES OF OTHERS (R) — The German thriller follows an secret agent who, while conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, becomes obsessed with them. Free admission. 4 p.m. Thursday, University of New Orleans, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-7469; www. LOVE (NR) — In the Hungarian film, the wife of a political prisoner tends to her motherin-law, keeping from the old woman the truth about her son. Free admission. 4 p.m. Tuesday, University of New Orleans, Robert E. Nims Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 2807469; OLDBOY (R) — In the Korean thriller, a man who has been kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years is released and is determined to avenge his captor. Tickets $10.50 general admission, $9.50 students, $8.50 children and seniors. Midnight

Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania. com SPARKLE (PG-13) — Whitney Houston’s last film is a rags-to-riches story about three teenage singers who form a girl group in 1950s Harlem. The screening 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; 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; 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



Dugas; “Private Practice,” mixed media by Stephanie Patton; both through April 20.

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OPENING ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 5248211; www.angelakinggallery. com — “Masters Series,” interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir and Edgar Degas by Peter Max, through April 9. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Her Infinite Variety,” a group exhibition, through April 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations,” an exhibit curated by Miranda Lash; “Beyond ‘Beasts’: The Art of Court 13”; both through June 16. “A Thousand Threads,” works by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Seamless,” works by Angela Burks, Mandy Rogers Horton and Carri Skoczek, through April 27. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 3163474; — “Wessel Castle,” photography and sculpture Alli Miller and Trey Burns, through March 22. Opening reception 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. Opening Friday. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www. — Works by Debra Federico and Kami Galeana, through April 9. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8928650; www.sttammanyart. org — “A Place for Art; The Art of Place: Covington 200,” an exhibition commemorating the bicentennial celebration of the founding of Covington, through April 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; — “Stray,” paintings and drawings by Tom Strider, through April 7. Opening 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Self-portrait wall drawings by Kyle Bravo; collage and video by Deville Cohen; works by James Esber; works by Jane Fine; all through April 7. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “CINEMATROPE” and “Cinematic Realms,” an MFA thesis exhibition by Ryn Wilson, through April 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. — “No Understando,” works by Lavar Munroe, Joshua D.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “The Shape of Relics,” work on paper by Troy


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; — “New Landscapes,” oil paintings by Bill Iles, through March 30. COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. 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. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. — “Remembrance,” photographs by Samantha Foster; “Selections from ‘The Book of Hats: A Collection of Extremely Short Illustrated Poems,’” paintings by Eliot Brown; both through April 6. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; — “The Offing,” works by Casey Ruble, through April 20. GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., (504) 8941588; — “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; — “Making Waves,” sculpture by Sylvaine Sancton and Viorel Hodre, through March 28.

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BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. — “Do You Like Me? (Check Yes or No),” works by Kyle Channing Smith, through April 9. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Rubin and Andrew Norman Wilson, through April 7. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Zelma,” works on painted and incised aluminum panel by Mitchell Lonas, through March 30.

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“Liger,” paintings by David F. Starr, through Saturday.

HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — “Fresh Art,” a group exhibition of new works, through April 6.

REVIEW PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “The White Snake,” interactive ritual and healing performance by VnessWolfCHild and Amanda Stone, through April 19.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www. — “Outposts in Eden, Audubon and City Parks,” paintings by Carol Hallock, through March.

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

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “Dark Matter,” drawings, sculpture and multimedia by Brian Borrello, through March 30.

RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., (504) 525-2500; — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www. — “upon An Altar,” mixed-media works by Chris Guarisco, through March 30. Paintings by Billy Solitario, through April 13.

SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “A Year and Some Change,” photographs by Ryan HodgsonRigsbee, through April 6.

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; — “Origins,” paintings by Drake LaBry, through March 30. MID-CITY THEATER. 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — “Femme Fest,” an exhibition of female artists curated by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana, through April 19.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 3094249; — “New Reflections,” paintings by Edward Bear Miller, through March 30.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182 — “Nature under Glass,” works by James Vella, through March. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 5699501; — “Sleepwalk,” works by Steven Seinberg, through March 27.

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


“New Orleans is the most beautiful city because it is gritty and raw. You love the city because of it, not in spite of it.” So says painter Michael Bolerjack, and if New Orleans’ dilapidation is more poetic than most urban industrial grime, his canvases convey this city’s Caribbean mix of grit and mystery. A visual poet of distressed grandeur and vital decay, Bolerjack explores the dark inner recesses of our culture in canvases startling for their mashup of historicism and sensationalism rendered with iconic economy. This may have to do partly with Saint Almost: his post-college day job as a tattoo artist THRu Recent paintings by and its emphasis on making dramatic apRIl Michael Bolerjack statements in limited spaces. And like the best tattoo artists, he makes the d.o.c.s Gallery most of suggestion, deploying familiar 709 Camp St., images in ways that convey dual or extended meanings. 504) 524-3936 Religious themes often play a role. In Exhibit I.N.R.I., two crucifixion-like figures appear within traceries like those employed by police to denote the positions of murder victims. The Last Supper (pictured) is a painting of a pelican feeding its young with its own flesh. Yes, that’s the Louisiana state seal, but it also was a symbol of Roman Catholicism and Freemasonry long before Louisiana existed. With its bloody breast and gothic fenestration, the state bird again regains its ancient and mystical context. In another canvas, a Masonic “all-seeing eye” appears within a triangle created by two crossed pelican beaks in a variation of the pyramidal symbol on the dollar bill. The currency theme continues in portraits of Ben Franklin and Abraham Lincoln framed by traces of paper money engravings, only here the men look like zombies, as if they’ve seen too much in their travels through the financial system. Bolerjack is unusual for his deft ability to mingle the darkly brooding expressionism of George Grosz or Ivan Albright with commonly accessible imagery — an alchemical mix eerily reminiscent of the deeply eloquent shadows and bright lights of his hometown. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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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 for details. Submissions deadline is April 30. 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 for details. Submissions deadline is April 1. NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — 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.

muSEumS 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)

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HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698–1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — 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; www. — “Welcome Merry Shrovetide: Shakespeare on Parade,” Shakespeare-inspired Mardi Gras ball invitations, call out and admittance cards, dance cards and parade bulletins from 1870-1932, through March 30. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival

tradition,” an exhibit about the African-American women’s Carnival group, through January 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.crt.state. — “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. — “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) 6584100; — “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. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — “Well-Suited: the Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme,” through March. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 8655699; — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing. WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Perique,” photographs by Charles Martin, through March 16.

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THEATER 3×X3. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — the showcase features three oneact plays by three local writers. admission $10. 7:30 p.m. monday and march 12. BOYS’ LIFE. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. — Howard Korder’s coming-ofage play follows the exploits of three former college buddies. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday through march 23.

LEND ME A TENOR. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 8931671; www.playmakersinc. com — 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, march 8-24 (no show march 10). THE MONEY BOX. Marquette Theatre, Marquette Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2074; www.montage. — 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. fridaysaturday and march 14, 6 p.m. sunday and 2 p.m. march 17, march 8-17. NOISES OFF. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner,

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; www. — the musical comedy re-imagines the popular novel Fifty Shades of Gray. tickets $29.75 and $39.75. 8 p.m. monday-saturday, 3 p.m. sunday, through march 17.

BuRLESQuE, CABARET & VARiETy 999 EYES FREAKSHOW & SURREAL SIDESHOW. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; — the traveling vaudeville-style production features a variety of circus sideshow acts. tickets $12. 9 p.m. friday. BANU GIBSON, CHICK SINGER: TALES FROM THE BANDSTAND. MidCity Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www. — the singer intersperses songs with stories from her music career. tickets $15 general admission, $10 women singers and those in the music industry (must be reserved by phone). 8 p.m. friday. BOOBS & GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — the Chicago-based gorilla tango theatre brings its burlesque romp through the mario bros. video games to new orleans. Call (866) 3269740 or visit www.gorillatango. com/nola for reservations. tickets $15. 10 p.m. saturday. BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta

LOLA FALANA, SHOWGIRL. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — anais st. John presents her cabaret about a las Vegas showgirl. tickets $20. 8 p.m. tuesday-wednesday. M.I. SCOGGIN’S SOIREE EDITH PIAF. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — scoggin sings the songs of the french chanteuse. tickets $15 general admission, $20 Vip (must be reserved by phone). 6 p.m. sunday. RED HOT BLUE NOTES. MidCity Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — pianist/puppeteer Harry mayronne and singer/ actress Dorian rush present a show of jazz, blues and more. tickets $15. 8 p.m. saturday.

AudiTionS CHAPTER TWO. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; — the theater seeks actors for its may production of the neil simon play. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. sunday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. monday.

dAnCE DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; www.marignyoperahouse. org — Chard gonzalez Dance theatre presents an immersive, avant-garde dance concert based on lewis Carroll’s alice’s adventures in wonderland. Visit for reservations. tickets $20 general admission, $10 students/ seniors. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday.

ComEdy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues. com — leon blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — the new movement presents a stand-up page 57


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(504) 461-9475; www. — 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.

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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. JOEY “COCO” DIAZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — the stand-up comedian and actor performs. tickets $20. 10 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. sunday.

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., ; — the theater showcases new improv troupes. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — 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. THE NEW SHIT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., ; www. — two improv teams perform an improv form they have never attempted before. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday. NOLA COMEDY HOUR. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — the new Movement presents the stand-up showcase featuring Leon blanda, Chris trew, andrew polk and addy najera. Free admission. 7 p.m. thursday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. saturday. SHIPWRECKED. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the theater presents its monthly storytelling showcase that centers around a theme. Visit www. for details. tickets $8. 7:30 p.m. sunday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation. com — 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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CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; — artists lead children in creating st. patrick’s Day-themed crafts. email for details. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. admission $5. CRITTER CINEMA. LA/ SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., (504) 368-5191; www. — the la/spCa screens g-rated movies at the event with pizza, popcorn and animals for cuddling. the event is for children ages 5-10, and guests should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. pre-registration is required. Call (504) 368-5191 ext. 207 or email for details. admission $25. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. KIDS PROGRAM: DECORATING FOR ST. JOSEPH’S DAY. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — to celebrate st. Joseph’s Day, children decorate traditional cookies used for st. Joseph’s Day altars. admission free for museum members, $5 nonmembers. 11 a.m. to noon. A WORLD OF SMILES ANNIVERSARY EVENT. A World of Smiles Pediatric and Family Dentistry, 7240 Crowder Blvd., Suite 100, (504) 264-5481; — the family dentist office celebrates its oneyear anniversary with a rock climbing wall, games, food, entertainment, raffles and prize giveaways. free admission. noon to 4 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDAY 5 C.G. JUNG SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS PROGRAM. Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville

Ave., (504) 895-1222; www. — analyst Charlotte mathes discusses “the archetype of the apocalypse.” Visit for details. admission free for members, $10 nonmembers. 7:30 p.m. GREATER NEW ORLEANS SENIOR OLYMPICS. the games includes more than 25 athletic and recreational events for people over 50. Visit for details. admission $20 (includes registration in three events, a t-shirt and more). HISTORIC HOUSE WORKSHOP. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7032; www.prcno. org — Designer and colorist louis aubert discusses color combinations and color placement on historic new orleans houses. free admission. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 6 GAMBIT’S FOOD REVUE. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888 — the event features more than 30 new orleans-area restaurants reviewed in Gambit. Call (504) 483-3152 or visit gambitsfoodrevue/page for details. general admission $45, Vip admission $70. 6 p.m. Vip admission, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. general admission. INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive, (800) 259-7744 — tax professionals offer free assistance to low-to-moderateincome individuals. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ROBERT P. GEORGE. Loyola University, Communications/Music Complex, 6363 St. Charles Ave.; www. — the former presidential appointee to the U.s. Commission on Civil rights presents a lecture. free admission. 7 p.m.

THURSDAY 7 THE BOAT SHOW. MercedesBenz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., (504) 587-3663; —

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GOT GUMBO? COOK-OFF. Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300; www. — Chefs from local restaurants compete in a gumbo competition at United way of southeast louisiana’s fundraiser. Visit for details. admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888 — a different musician performs every week at the event that includes food, mint juleps, wine, beer and soft drinks. admission $10, $3 children ages 5-12. 6 p.m. VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 501 Pine St., (504) 861-5550; — loyola’s College of law offers free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes. Call (504) 861-5668 or email for details. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. monday and thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. saturday. WINES & CUISINE OF GREECE. Perestroika at Pravda, 1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Chef adam biderman cooks greek fare for the event featuring more than 20 wines from top greek wineries. email for details. admission $75 for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (includes food, drinks and preview with winemakers), $60 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (includes food and drinks). WORLD TRADE CENTER NEW ORLEANS YOUNG MEMBER NETWORKING EVENT. Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St., (504) 3047942; — the wtC Young member network, which aims to attract students and young professionals with international interests, hosts the event with complimentary drinks and light food. reservations are required. email jlovett@wtcno. org or visit for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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LOUISIANA DERBY GOLF TOURNAMENT. Lakewood Golf Club, 4801 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 373-5926 — SUNDAY 10 Proceeds from the tournament benefit fairgrounds backstretch ACCESS JAZZ BRUNCH workers and the Fair Grounds & AUCTION. Audubon Tea Chaplaincy. Visit www.fgno. Room, 6500 Magazine St. com/golf for details. Admission — The benefit for ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Centers $125. 11 a.m. check-in, noon includes a silent auction. Call lunch, 1 p.m. tournament. (504) 885-1141 or visit www. PAUL TOUGH. Tulane for details. Admis- sity, Dixon Hall, (504) 865-5105 sion $60. Noon. ext. 2; — The FETE DE LA MUSIQUE. education reform advocate Generations Hall, 310 Andrew and author of How Children Higgins Drive, (504) 581Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the

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NOTICE Notice is given that the administrator of this succession has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts, in accordance with the tableaus of distribution contained in the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven days from the date of this publication; any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to homologation.


NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell all of decedent’s interest in certain immovable property belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the gross total consideration of SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($65,000.00) DOLLARS, with the succession to pay its pro rata share of all encumbrances.


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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 above-entitled 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 www. 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.



The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is briefly described as follows: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in the Town of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana and designated as LOTS NOS. 34, 35 and 36, of SQUARE NO. 160, bounded by 18th, Daniel, Oxley and 19th Streets, all in KENNER HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION. LOTS NOS. 34, 35 AND 36, adjoin each other and measure each 20 feet front on 18th Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 150 feet between equal and parallel lines. LOT NO. 36 begins at a distance of 120 feet from the corner of 18th and Daniel Streets. All in accordance with survey of J. L. Fontcuberta, Registered Land Surveyor, dated August 11, 1977. Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 1812-14 18th Street, Kenner, Louisiana. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MALISE PRIETO, CLERK Attorney: F. Pierre Livaudais Address: 215 St. Ann Drive - Suite 2 Mandeville, LA 70471-3394 Telephone: (985) 626-1144 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13


This Notice is being sent to all known creditors of, to all persons believed to have valid and subsisting claims, excluding prescribed and time-barred claims, against, and to all persons having unfulfilled contracts with, Southern Labor Services, LLC. Pursuant to La. R.S. 12:1338(B), please be advised that Southern Labor Services, LLC was dissolved via affidavit on May 3, 2010. In order to avoid the loss of any claim you may have against Southern Labor Services, LLC or its owners, you are required to present your claim in writing and in detail to the following address and before the expiration of six (6) months from February 26, 2013: Allen & Gooch, A Law Corporation, Attn: Cade Evans, 2000 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Suite 400, Lafayette, LA 70508. LOST PROMISSORY NOTE: Anyone knowing the whereabouts or having possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Reneia L. Hernandez, dated August 7, 2009 in the principal sum of 140,100.00 please contact Tony Fazzio at P.O. Box 80459 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 or at 225-216-1099. Gambit 2/19/13, 2/26/13 & 3/5/13.

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NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY ESTATE DEBTS Marion Lewis Price, administratrix of these Successions, has filed a Petition for Authority To Pay Estate Debts and a Proposed Tableau Of Distribution. The Petition can be homologated after expiration of seven days from the date of publication of this Notice. Any opposition to the Petition must be filed prior to homologation. Dale N. Atkins, CLERK OF COURT

Please take notice that Beverly Meyers Cosse, Executrix of the Succession of Rodney James Meyers has filed a Petition for Payment of Estate Debts as a Cost of Administration, Final Accounting and Release of Executrix in this matter. The Executrix will seek court approval for the payment of estate debts incurred in the administration of this succession, homologation and court acceptance of her final accounting, and discharge and release as the testamentary executrix for this succession. This notice shall be published once, and any opposition to this proposed sale must be filed within ten days from the date of publication.

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Adrian F. LaPeyronnie, III (LSBA No. 14118) Greenberg & LaPeyronnie, L.L.C. Attorney for the Executrix, Beverly Cosse 848 Second Street, Suite 800 Gretna, Louisiana (504) 366-8118

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NO.: 720-751 DIVISION: D SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LARRY P. BARRILLEAUX and KATHLEEN BARRILLEAUX ORGERON, Testamentary Co-Executors of the SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX have, pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($139,000.00), the Successions’ undivided interest in and to the following described property: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, all rights, way, servitudes, privileges and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in the Village of Marrero, and designated as Lots Twenty-One (21) and Twenty-Two (22) of Square Number Five (5), which square is bounded by Farrington Drive, Gaudet Drive and Fifth Street and Sixth Street, as per plan of survey made by James S. Webb, Civil Engineer, dated May 28, 1940, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Jefferson, in Book of Plans Number 14, folio 22, and

according to which said plan, said lots adjoin and measure each, Forty (40) feet front on Farrington Drive, same width in the rear by a depth of One hundred twenty (120) feet, between equal and parallel lines, all as per plan hereinabove referred to. Being the same property acquired by Agnes Zeringue, wife of, and Medric Barrilleaux from Valley Realty Company by act before William John White, Notary Public, Parish of Jefferson, dated June 7, 1948, registered C.O.B. 255, folio 280. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that LARRY P. BARRILLEAUX and KATHLEEN BARRILLEAUX ORGERON, Testamentary Co-Executors of the SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX, propose to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. An order authorizing LARRY P. BARRILLEAUX and KATHLEEN BARRILLEAUX ORGERON, Testamentary Co-Executors of the SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX to make such sale may be issued after seven days from the date of second publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such order. Dazerra Esteves, DEPUTY CLERK FOR: Jon A. Gegenheimer, CLERK OF COURT TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON ATTORNEY: Ashley J. Becnel

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make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Attorney: Elaine Appleberry 405 Gretna Blvd., Ste. 107 Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 362-7800 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13

NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable herein described to-wit: Improvements bearing the Municipal Number 314 8th Street, Gretna, Louisiana 70058, Square No. 37, Lot F, Neighborhood Name Brooklyn 2, bounded by 8th St., 9th St., Fried St., and the line of Village of New Gretna; UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: For the sum of SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS and no cents ($65,300.00), in said property less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to purchase and sell. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents herein, and of this estate, be ordered to

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If you paid to obtain a copy of your medical records, or if in doing so you also paid a separate charge to obtain your medical bills, from February 19, 2000 through August 15, 2010, you may be entitled to benefits from a proposed class action settlement. Similarly, if you are an insurance or records retrieval company that paid to obtain a copy of medical records, or if in doing so you also paid a separate charge to obtain medical bills, from August 15, 2008 through August 15, 2010, you, too, may be entitled to benefits from a proposed class action settlement. A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit regarding the alleged overcharging for obtaining copies of medical records and bills. The settlement is valued at $168,000.00. If you’re included in the class definition, you may send in a claim form(s) to ask for benefits, or you may object to the settlement. The Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans will have a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement, so that payments and benefits can be issued. Get a detailed notice at or by calling 1-800-432-4427. WHO’S INCLUDED? The detailed notice describes exactly who is included. Generally, you may be a “Class Member” if you were charged $20 for obtaining copies of your medical records from New Orleans area hospitals and other health care providers through MTT Enterprises, LLC, or charged a separate handling fee for also requesting copies of your billing records. WHAT’S THIS ABOUT? The lawsuit claimed that the plaintiffs and other people like them sustained monetary damages as a result of the defendants charging more than what plaintiffs believed they were allowed by law to obtain copies of medical records and bills. Defendants deny all of the legal claims in this case. The settlement doesn’t mean that any law was broken. The Court did not decide which side was right. Instead, the settlement resolves the case, and gets payments and benefits to Class Members. WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE? The settlement, $168,000.00, will pay $5 to Class Members that timely submit a claim form.


HOW DO YOU ASK FOR BENEFITS? You must complete and submit a claim form to ask for a payment .The claim form is attached to the detailed notice or you can obtain one by visiting or by calling 1-800-432-4427. Please read the instructions carefully, fill out the claim form and mail it postmarked no later than May 15, 2013 to the address on the form. Call 1-800-432-4427.if you have any questions about submitting your claim. The Court will approve an allocation formula if and when the Court gives final approval to the settlement. Payments will be issued after the settlement is final and can’t be appealed. WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER RIGHTS? If you don’t want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must exclude yourself by April 30, 3013. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself. The Court will hold a hearing in this case, known as Keasley et al v. MTT Enterprises, LLC et al on May 31, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to consider whether to approve the settlement. The Court will separately consider a request by the lawyers representing Class Members for fees, costs and expenses to be paid out of the Settlement Fund. You may object to the settlement by April 30, 2013. The Detailed Notice explains how to object. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost, but you don’t have to. If the settlement is approved and becomes final, you will be legally bound by the settlement, and unless you opted-out (excluded yourself), you won’t be able to sue, or continue to sue, any of the Defendants about the claims covered by the settlement, ever again. If you opted-out, you can’t get money or benefits from this settlement. For more information, call or go

CLASSIFIEDS 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 639-881 SUCCESSION OF FRANK C. COLE, JR. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Executrix of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale of 1448 Rose Garden Dr., Metairie, LA 70005 at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: A CERTAIN PIECE OF GROUND, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE BUILDINGS AND improvements thereon and all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana, in that part thereof known as LAKESIDE DRIVE SUBDIVISION, designated on a survey of J.J. Krebs, C.E., July 16, 1953, copies of which are annexed to Act No. 146230, as Lot 18 in Square “D”. Said Square “D” is bounded by Pollar Street, Live Oak Street, Wisteria Drive and Rose Garden Drive, Lot 18 measure 50 feet front on Rose Garden Drive the same width in the rear, by a depth of 113.33 feet between equal and parallel lines. All as more fully shown on survey made by Raymond B. Saucier, C.E., dated May 11, 1963. Being a portion of the same property acquired by Mike Gabriel, III and Hebert J. Gabriel in act before Robert G

. Polack, N.P., from Family Real Estate, INC., registered in COB 508, folio 525, aced dated June 17, 1960, and registered on June 23, 1960. This act is made, executed and accepted subject to the restrictions shown on plan of subdivision by J.J. Krebs, C.E., dated January 14, 1950, filed in Plan Book 15, folio 24C; and the restrictions contained in act before Robert G. Polack, N.P., June 17, 1960, registered in COB 508, folio 525. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: The cash sum of $216,00.00 with sellers paying $3,500.00 towards the buyer’s closing costs and prepaid items, and contingent upon purchaser obtaining financing and Court approval of the subject sale. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, 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 such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Attorney: Gayle Reynolds, Address: 815 Baronne Street, NOLA 70113 Telephone: (504) 412-8200 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13


Lot 16 SQ 155 Arlington Hghts a port of ground commencing 390 from intersection of Causeway Blvd. and Sundorn Street and meas. 4.4 feet by 120 between Arlington Hghts Subd and Claiborne Gateway.


A part of ground commencing 394.4 from Causeway Blvd. and Sundorn St. and Meas. 2.1 on Sundorn Street by 25.4 between Arlington Hghts & Claiborne Gateway 560/854 902/549


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that JAMES PAUL GROS, Executor of the SUCCESSION OF MARY ANN JACOB, has, pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price ONE HUNDRED TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($112,500.00). The Succession’s interest in and to the following described property: Family Residence being more particularly described on tax notice as follows: Lot 16 Sq. 155 Arlington Heights: From Causeway blvd. 341.3 ft to NE Corner on Sundorn. Front is North 55.4 ft wide. East is parallel with Causeway 120 ft deep. Rear faces South 51.2 ft wide. The West is as follows: 41 ft from SW corner it increases 2.1 ft W for 53 ft; it then increases 2.1 ft W for 26 ft. (6364.5 Sq Ft), including the following: As described on tax notice from Assessor’s Office: 3108 Sundorn Street


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NOTICE IS GIVEN that Betty Favors, Administratrix of the Succession of Elder Emmitt B. Watson has, pursuant to Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Articles 3198 and 3229, petitioned the Court for an Order authorizing the compromise of a claim in the lawsuitof Lazarn C. Watson, et al v. Bard Access Systems, Inc., et al, CDC No. 03-14542, Div. A and authorizing the execution of a settlement agreement on behalf of the Succession of Elder Emmitt B. Watson effectuating the compromise between the succession and Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital in accordance with the terms and conditions set out by the parties. The Order may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication, and any opposition must be filed prior to the issuance of the Order. If no opposition is filed, the Court may grant the authority requested at any time after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of publication. Hon. Dale Atkins, Clerk of Court Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans Attorney: Randy G. McKee Address: 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2900, NOLA 70163 Telephone: 504.581.5902 Gambit: 3/5/13 & The Louisiana Weekly

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CITATION BY PUBLICATION CV13-00087 To: R.J. HORSTMEIER NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. YOU MAY EMPLOY AN ATTORNEY. IF YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN ANSWER WITH THE CLERK WHO ISSUED THIS CITATION BY 10:00 A.M. ON THE MONDAY NEXT FOLLOWING THE EXPIRATION OF FORTY-TWO DAYS AFTER YOU WERE SERVED THIS CITATION AND PETITION, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the PLAINTIFF’S ORIGINAL PETITION of plaintiff at or before 10 o’clock a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of service 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

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO: 705-734 DIV I SUCCESSION OF LESBIA M. GUZMAN WIFE OF/AND JOSE D. MEDINA NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Pamela H. Person, Administratrix of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements theron, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances, and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, in that part thereof known as WESTWOOD SUBDIVISION, and designated as LOT 20 of SQUARE “Y.” Said LOT “Y” is bounded by LIBRA LANE, APPIAN DRIVE, SESSIONS LANE and CHATEAU BOULEVARD. Said LOT 20 commences at a distance of 172.89 feet from the intersection of Libra Lane and Appian Drive and measures thence 55 feet front on Libra Lane, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines, all in accordance with and as more fully shown on a survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc. dated February 19, 2000. IMPROVEMENTS THEREON BEAR THE MUNICIPAL NUMBER: 905 LIBRA LANE, KENNER, LOUISIANA 70065 under the terms and conditions provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings. Notice is hereby given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, RHONDA J. CALZADA DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: Eric Oliver Person Address: 2727 Prytania Street, Ste. 20 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 894-8890 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13

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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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NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that JAMES PAUL GROS, Executor, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the date whereon the last publication of this notice appears.


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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:

RESTAURANT/HOTEL/BAR Reservationists/Hosts

Reservationists/Hosts (NOLA Restaurant) Will answer phones and take reservations for high-volume, upscale, French Quarter restaurant and perform host/ hostess duties during service. Email resume to

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

Bartender with restaurant food server experience


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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I have a job now, but it doesn’t pay enough. Plus, it’s not in the field my degree is in. I feel like I’m wasting away. I don’t really want to go to graduate school and rack up more student loans. What steps can I take to restart my career?” — Meredith R., New Orleans, LA Dear Meredith, This is a great question because there are so many college grads out there, like you, who feel their degree isn’t paying off. The good news is that the best time to look for a job is when you have a job. The reason is because employers tend to prefer candidates that they feel are active, involved, and have a strong work ethic. I often advise unemployed clients to take a part-time or evening shift job Grant Cooper just for this reason. One of the most positive things you can do to advance your career is to constantly seek out ways to help those around you and “Pay It Forward.” You can do this in a variety of ways, ranging from using your contacts to open doors for others, volunteering in the field you are targeting, recognizing / complimenting others for their accomplishments, and finding out what they need that you can provide.



Felipe’s Taqueria, located in New Orleans, LA is hiring for its Uptown, French Quarter and Mid-City locations for all positions including: General Manager, Assistant General Manager, private event staff, kitchen manager, burrero, line cook, prep cook, cashier, dishwasher, busser, hostess and delivery. For more information and to apply, please attend the Felipe’s Taqueria Job Fair on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, 9:00AM-11:00AM, located at 301 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


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:

Previous restaurant experience and bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. If you cannot attend the job fair, please apply at any time at either restaurant location.

One of our career coaching clients earned her Master’s degree in History and had been unsuccessful in finding a professional position. She had taken several years off to raise a family and had reentered the job market with a job in an antique store. Although antiques are certainly a part of history, this was not what she had in mind when getting her postgraduate degree. She followed many of the techniques we recommended and was persistent in growing her network. It turns out that many professionals in her field frequent antique shops, and a client of her shop eventually recommended her for a position at a local, nonprofit preservation group.

Here are some specific ideas that will help you to advance your career:

• Build a large network on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Then post articles that are of topical interest in your field. Also, look for opportunities to compliment and recognize your connections. • Use your smartphone or digital camera to take photos of interest in your field, then post them with a comment that shows your interest. Try to keep everything upbeat and steer away from controversy. • Find opportunities to refer your friends and contacts to businesses and organizations that you believe in. Encourage your network to check out websites that you find valuable. • Since you have a college degree, you can offer to tutor or mentor the children of professionals in your network, focusing on subjects in your area of expertise. • On LinkedIn, provide an official “Recommendation” to those you feel are worthy. This recommendation is displayed (with your name) on their profile and on your profile. • Search out special events, conferences, meetings, and activities in your area of interest and find out who the coordinators are. Call or email them and offer to help.

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Meredith, when you help others, you gain a sense of satisfaction and purpose, develop a reputation as a go-getter who is in demand, enhance your online and real world visibility and reputation, and greatly increase your opportunities to find and land jobs in your targeted field. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: or 504-891-7222

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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


STEVE RICHARDS YOUR PROPERTY SPECIALIST 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


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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.

Now seeking motivated, talented, and experienced department leads for the following positions:

Produce Manager Deli & Meat Manager

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

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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. 504-710-9062, Sandra.



1BR/1.5BA completely renovated condo! Must see! Spectacular kitchen & bath with top of the line appliances. Tile, granite & crown molding throughout. $129,900. Call Debbie for more info & to schedule an appointment, (504) 343-3515

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$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

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

1640 Duffosat Street, Unit F, $185,000



1466 Magazine St., $539,900

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

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13864 Hwy. 23 Belle Chasse $1,000,000

This Colonial Home Awaits You! This 8,412 SF home includes 5 Bedrooms & 4 1/2 Baths. Grand Marble Foyer with double staircase, Guest House with an extra 1900SF Living & Sauna area. Also 12 car garage. Contact Bonnie Buras, Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors, (504) 909-3020 or (504) 392-0022. Each office independently owned & operated

ST. TAMMANY PARISH 159 Partially Wooded Acres

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


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

Move in cond, lots of architectural details, 1st block off Canal, off street pkng for several cars, garage. 2 br, 2 dens, encl porch/sun rm & wood flrs. Must see to appreciate.

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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 504455-0100. Top Producer since 1985. Each office Independently Owned & Operated

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2, 3BR Condos in Metairie. Spacious, Great location! Ridgelake Realty, (504) 836-3830 or Pam, cell (504) 236-4612

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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) 913-5220 (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


3 BR/1.5 BA, liv rm, din rm, kit w/ dswsh, floored attc, under stair storage, covered patio, offstreet pkg, lawn maintenance included. 1 year lease, $1,000/mo. Sec dep. 504-888-1814

Beautifully renovated, restored, and well-maintained professional office building in CBD Must be seen to be appreciated! ADDRESS: 424 Gravier Street, Floors 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Approximately 1,600 sq. ft. per floor)


Utilities included in rent; Janitorial services available for hire.

FURNISHED 1 BRDM CONDO Great location, w/d, gated, nr Causeway & Veterans. $900/mo incls utils. Call 504-957-6456 or 504-838-9253


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.

AMEnitiES: Multiple voice & data ports; Elevator; Exposed brick walls; Kitchenettes (floors 3 & 4); Conference Rooms (floors 2 & 3); Open Floor Plan; Built-in storage cabinets & bookshelves (floor 4); Non-smoking building LOCAtiOn: Ideally located on Gravier between Magazine & Tchoupitoulas Streets; walking distance to State and Federal Courts.

FOR MORE inFORMAtiOn OR tO ViEW SPACE, COntACt: Viewing by appointment only

SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

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.


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


2550 BURGUNDY St. 2,800 SQ.FT. in Marigny. 3BR w/sunroom, 1BA, beau wood flrs. NEW TOP of LINE SS appliances w/matching stacked w/d. Sec. Dep + 1st mo. to move in. All Rooms 15X20 or larger. Call 220-1022.

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

MID CITY $900 /1 Br - Charming Mid-City

3234-B Banks St. 1 BR, 1 BA, Upper rear apt, Near new medical corridor. Comp renovated, 950 sq ft. 10’ ceilings w/ ceiling fans & new carpet throughout. New ceramic tile in kitch & bath. New cabinets & appliances. Liv rm & bedrm w. fireplace mantel. Back balcony, cen a/h, w/d hk ups, utilities included. Close to bus line & Canal St streetcar. $800 dep. (504) 388-3601 or (504) 908-7334.


1205 ST CHARLES/$1095 Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. Avail Mar 4 Call Steven 985-871-4324


Furn Studio, on streetcar line, priv entr, priv BA, microwave, small refridge, Direct TV & all utils pd. $500/mo. + sec. dep. 504-259-6999 or 504-913-6999.


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DORIAN M. BENNETT • 504-236-7688


704 Mandeville - 4 bd/ 3 ba .............. $2600 936 Conti- 1 bd/ 1 ba ........................ $1750 317 Royal - 1 bd/ 1 ba ...................... $1750 812 Esplanade - 1 bd/ 1 ba ................ $1400 4763 Demontluzin - 3 bd/ 2 ba ............ $1275 2626 Acacia - 1 bd/ 1 ba ................... $975 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

2340 Dauphine Street • New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 944-3605

French Quarter Realty

New FQR Office open! 713 Royal MON-SAT 9-5 Sun-1-5 Full Service Office w/ Agents on Duty! 522-4585 Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Baxter • Kaysie • Billy • Andrew • Eric

1017 Ursulines Space #10 718 Frenchmen #5 1/1 333 Julia 2/1 523 St Philip “B” 2/2 931 Bienville Parking 814 Lafayette 1/1 1422 Chartres “d” 1/1 1023 Dumaine 2/1 2200 Royal commercial 1223 Ursulines 2/1 544 Esplanade 3/4

Motorcycle/Scooter,Gated,OffstPkg,YrLease$100 Groundfl.granitecounters,W/d,walkincloset$875 LrgStGallery,ExcViews,ExcLoc,CentAC/Heat$1950 1 Pkng sp, near galleries. Renov Kit/Baths $2250 uncovered spot for $200, covered for $250 Grnd flr. No smoking. Great crtyrd off br $950 Newly renovated spacious apartment $1500 Newly renovated SS appli. w/d in unit. $1400 Blue chip loc w/ favorable HMC-2 Zoning. $4,000 wd flrs,nice renov,big yd.Great blk of Treme $1,750 Most decadent &elegant home in NOLA! $12,000

CONDOS FOR SALE 421 Burgundy #1 421 Burgundy #3 1233 Esplanade #16 1608 N Broad 333 Julia #418 1125 Royal #3 1115 Prytania #303 611 Dauphine B 823 Burgundy #3 917 Toulouse #11 1204 Chartres #9

1/1 1/1 2/1 2/2 1 /1 1/1 2/2 1/1 2/2 3/2 1/1.5

Nice size grnd fl just off crtyd. $180,000 Bamboo flrs. exp wood Central HVAC. $180,000 Twnhse style. pkng, pool & more. $137,500 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds.$82,500 Updated condo. wh dist. pool & more. $192,900 3rd flr, exp beams, storage! Lush crtyrd $269k SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 townhouse w/ common courtyard $199,000 1,600 sqft, brand renov, balcony, $599,000 Luxury!pkng,elev,pool,Prvtbalcfurn.$1,099,000 2nd story condo Best block of Quarter! $198,500

COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 2200 Royal comm 512 Wilkinson Row Comm 1731 N Rampart Comm

3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo comm condo on quaint FQ street $445,000 HMC-2 zoned comm/res w/ pkng $209,000

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ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

1750 St. Charles Ave. $1,229,000 Beautiful priv. balcony on St. Charles. Beautiful courtyard. state f the tart fitness center. Rooftop terrace & incredible views of the city.




3638 Magazine $649,000 Wonderful opportunity on Magazine with 2 retail spaces on Magazine & 2BR apt above.

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JOHN SCHAFF CRS More than just a Realtor!



(c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663 14 Fairway Dr. English Turn $399,000 Beautiful 4BR/2.5BA, barrel ceilings in foyer, formal LR & DR. Beautiful millwork, fp, bookshelves, beautiful master down, terrific bath. Covered brick patio. Move in ready!

760 Magazine #111 $239,000 Heart of the Whse Dist. Granite cnttps, ss appl, marble bath & wd flrs. Building has fitness room & a wonderful rooftop. Walk to everyting. Move right in!


3151 VILLERE • $250,000 HISTORIC BYWATER RENOVATED DOUBLE! 4/4 Be part of the new Upper Ninth Ward! Just remodeled, including new electric, plumbing, HVAC, kitchens in front, granite counters, ss appliances, independent bedrooms, 2 full baths on each side, laundry rooms. Heart of pine floors throughout, 11 ft ceilings, pocket doors, refinished clawfoot tubs, owners side has master suite with large bath, spa & walk-in closet! Huge backyard w/deck 24 x 16 ft. Owner/agent.

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


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

Picture Perfect

picture yourself in the home of your dreams! 5830-32 S. GALVEZ • $375,000 Huge yard! 50x150 lot. Beautiful wd flrs, lg living rm, separate dining rm, sun rm, 2 bdrms & 1 bath in each unit. 2 driveways & storage shed. Dead end corner on quiet street. Close to universities, restaurants & 5 minutes to CBD. Potential to add on or convert to condos. Upper unit is vacant. Seller is in the process of installing granite in the kitchen & the vanity in the upper bath.


Charlotte Hailey-Dorion Realtor

NEW PRICE...$2,175,000

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: • MLS #932055 Call me to schedule a showing!

Ansley Seaver Marshall, JD cell 504-430-3887 • Licensed in LA | Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave | New Orleans, LA 70118 | Office 504.862.0100 Each office independently owned & operated

Platinum award 2006, Gold Award 1995 - 2011





Cell: 237-8615 • Office: 861-7575 |

Inexpensive private or group lodging while offering a natural flowing setting


(985) 730-4395 •




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May 8 – June 2

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