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Madame Butterfly Fri. & Sun. April 12 & 14 | New Orleans native and rising star Bryan Hymel plays B.F. Pinkerton in the opera about an American sailor and a young geisha. He’ll reprise the role at the New York Metropolitan Opera next year. At Mahalia Jackson Theater. PAGE 60. Evan Christopher Sun. April 14 | Clarinet virtuoso Evan Christopher is known for taking a contemporary approach to early jazz styles. The week, he and pianist Eli Yamin release their tribute to jazz greats Louie’s Dream: For Our Jazz Heroes at shows in New York and New Orleans. At Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. PAGE 47.


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Dick Dale Mon. April 15 | Dick Dale played everything from ukulele and banjo to horn instruments before he became the standard bearer for surf guitar, which was about his fast tempo playing before he came up with his signature reverbheavy sound. Dr. Sick and This Stunted Sextette opens at The Howlin’ Wolf. PAGE 47.

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AraabMuzik Fri. April 12 | Cam’ron cohort Abraham Orellana broke out with 2011’s Electronic Dream, an aptly named reverie of trigger-happy trance samples and hip-hop abstractions. His latest production, For Professional Use Only, arrived in February. Giraffage opens at the Parish at House of Blues. PAGE 47.



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Teachers, organizations and students from across the New Orleans area will pack a series of panels and events hosted by NBC News this week — and Superintendent of Education John White will be there.

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retired from the anchor chair at WWL-TV on April 3 after a career at the station that began in 1975. Hill, perhaps New Orleans’ most recognized news anchor, is a member of the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame and has earned local and national journalism awards for her reportage. She will continue to contribute documentary stories to the station.

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State Superintendent of Education John White will attend panels at NBC’s third annual Education Nation. in the 21st Century Economy.” WDSU will air the “Job One” panel at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 13, NBC News’ Rehema Ellis and WDSU’s Sula Kim and Blake Hanson host a Teacher Town Hall, a teachers-only forum to discuss “challenges facing schools,” Pianta says. “The entire forum is nothing but teachers. All the panelists are teachers.” NBC has invited teachers’ unions — including members of the National Education Association, the Louisiana Association of Educators, United Teachers of New Orleans — and representatives from New Schools for New Orleans, Teach NOLA and Advance NOLA. NBC News also invited teachers from KIPP, the Louisiana Association of Charter Schools, Teach for page 8


can’t account for $2.7 million worth of taxpayer-paid school equipment, according to an audit by the office of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. RSD President Patrick Dobard disputed the figure to the Associated Press, saying many of the items listed in the audit are merely misplaced, not actually missing, and that it’s really an inventory problem, not a theft problem. Huh?

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the pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church who last year became the first African-American head of the Southern Baptist Convention, last week suggested a link between gay marriage and North Korea’s threat of war against the U.S. “I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating samesex marriage ... I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that we have a mad man in Asia who is saying some of the things that he’s saying,” Luter theorized. Luter made his remarks on a right-wing radio talk show called TruNews.


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The opening ceremony includes presentations from Mayor Landrieu and RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard, as well as local students. What follows is a series of panels — collectively a “summit” — on education. At 1:30 p.m. Friday, former WWL-TV anchor and current Today presenter Hoda Kotb will host panels including “Early Learning: Sowing Seeds for Success,” “K-12: Lessons from the New Orleans Experience,” and “Job One: Preparing Louisiana to Compete

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presented a $10,000 check to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) for “Music For Life,” a new program to provide music enrichment to children and other residents in Treme. Local students also will get a chance to perform with the full LPO during its upcoming season.

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BC’s road tour of three education hot spots — “hot,” that is, for good or for bad — lands in New Orleans this week. Along with the other cities (Detroit and Phoenix), the network’s third annual “Education Nation” events highlight local issues facing local schools — and NBC is reaching out not just to the recent waves of nationally praised charter schools and their operators, but to the Recovery School District (RSD) as well as teachers and their students citywide. City officials, including Mayor Mitch Landrieu, as well as Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, will appear at the events, which begin with an opening ceremony Friday, April 12. All events are held at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and will include input from schools in St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Jefferson Parishes, as well as RSD and charter schools in Orleans Parish. The events are not open to the public. At these events, the network gathers information and ideas from schools for its annual education summit, which will be held in New York later this year. Over the course of each tour stop, its education coverage will run across all its news platforms, including MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Today and Meet the Press. Last year, Education Nation covered Denver, Atlanta and Miami. NBC spokeswoman Meghan Pianta says the NOCCA event is “very New Orleans-focused” and will deal largely with specific problems facing local schools rather than schools nationwide. Panels will stream live on and air on station partner WDSU-TV. Department of Education Press Secretary Barry Landry confirmed to Gambit that White will attend and appear at one of the panels but did not elaborate on what the superintendent will discuss. Pianta said White likely will talk about the state and federal implications of post-Katrina education reform in New Orleans.

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Former WWL-TV anchor Hoda Kotb, who now works at NBC’s Today, will host several panels at the education summit dealing with education reform in New Orleans.

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America and local universities. The teacher town hall airs at 6 p.m. on wDsU and Detroit hosted education Nation events last month — Michigan Gov. Rick snyder, Chelsea Clinton and city officials attended the conference. A student town hall, which solicited questions and thoughts from Detroit students, focused on discussions of bullying in schools. ellis, Kim and Hanson will host a New Orleans student town hall sunday, April 14, providing hundreds of students an open forum to discuss their classroom experiences. Only students are participating on the panel, and only students will be allowed to attend. NBC also invited youth organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, the Youth Leadership Council and the YMCA. The student town hall will air on wDsU at 4 p.m. in addition to the forums, NBC News’ education Nation bus will be around and wDsU reporters will visit with people at the event and report on education issues throughout the week. event sponsors include the w.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chevron, the University of Phoenix and NBC Learn.


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“The mayor chooses to waste time with washington-style politics and Archie Bunker rhetoric.” — Sheriff Marlin Gusman, firing back at Mayor Mitch Landrieu after Landrieu’s criticism of Gusman’s management of Orleans Parish Prison. For those of a certain age, the evocation of All in the Family’s Bunker — TV’s most notorious racist and bigot, who often referred to black people as “coloreds” — may have been incendiary, but for those of a younger generation, it more likely was puzzling. All in the Family already was off the air by the time today’s 32-year-olds were born.

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Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman says he investigated the facts behind a video of prisoners partying with drugs and alcohol at the Orleans Parish Prison — and he found no contraband at the jail. He says the video was ‘changed up.’ The sheriff repeatedly suggested that Landrieu failed to address ongoing issues at OPP and could have prevented them. “i am, as i have been for years, willing and ready to talk to the mayor to solve these challenges and put together a plan that is in the best interest of public safety. The mayor chooses to waste time with washington-style politics and Archie Bunker rhetoric. … The mayor tries to tell you he’s building a new jail, he’s wrong. The mayor is building nothing. His contribution to the future of New Orleans’ modern jail facilities is that empty space you see between the two buildings.” — ALex wOODwArD

Mill work Police aNd fire taxes revived An effort to create additional property taxes to help pay for fire and police protection in Orleans Parish is likely to be discussed during the annual session of the state Legislature, which convenes this week. A similar constitutional amendment was introduced last year, too, but never moved to a vote. House speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans, originally filed the proposed amendment to address an increase in expenses anticipated from a federal consent decree against the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). He said he wanted the bill in place last year in case the consent decree was handed down. His House Bill 290 has been introduced again this year for the same reason, with the consent decree expected in the coming days or weeks. if approved by the Legislature and then by voters on Nov. 4, 2014, the amendment would page 11

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No coNtrabaNd fouNd at oPP, he says After hours of testimony in federal court over the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) consent decree, sheriff Marlin Gusman held a brief press conference outside OPP’s intake center. As he did last week following Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s emergency City Council meeting on the OPP consent decree, Gusman slammed the mayor and defended the internal reforms at the sheriff’s office — and addressed the content of a shocking video of inmates clowning with guns and drugs behind bars at the now-closed House of Detention (HOD). “That video from 2009 revealed in graphic detail the devastating affect of crumbling, outdated jail buildings that are lacking modern security measures,” Gusman said. “The four-yearold images you saw reflect the old way of warehousing inmates. … The actions taken in that video are unacceptable and despicable.” The sheriff’s office provided copies of the arrest reports of Arthur Johnson and Lester Jones, documented in the videos. They were sentenced to five additional years and an additional three-plus years, respectively. Gusman blamed the escape and subsequent jaunt through the French Quarter on a faulty door at HOD, which he made of a point of defining as the city’s property: “i was phasing it out before Katrina, and i closed it over a year ago.” Gusman said his office investigated the video internally but “we didn’t find any contraband,” he said, adding, “The video quality looks like it has been greatly changed up.” (Gusman also hinted in court he believed the video was doctored.) Pressed whether any deputies or staff were charged, Gusman said, “we did investigate, we questioned everybody on the tier, we questioned deputies and we couldn’t find any reason to charge any deputies.” Gusman also was asked why his memory of the videos’ content was foggy. “i saw it on a very small screen,” he answered. “it wasn’t much that i saw.”

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allow an additional two mills to be levied citywide — one for fire protection and one for police protection. The constitution already allows five mills each for police and fire protection — not subject to the homestead exemption. The additional mills also would not be subject to the homestead exemption. At a City Council meeting last month, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the NOPD consent decree could bring with it $55 million in mandates, the federal government’s response to civil rights abuses. Complicating matters further, Landrieu says a separate consent decree against the Orleans Parish sheriff’s Office could simultaneously be implemented, prompting further budget problems. Landrieu, once a backer of the sheriff’s consent decree, is now balking at the cost and what he says is mismanagement by sheriff Marlin Gusman. — JereMy ALfOrD

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Leges Look for new revenue for CCC maintenanCe with prospects unlikely for renewing tolls on the Crescent City Connection (CCC) in the May 4 revote, regional lawmakers are focused on how to fund the bridge after a $5 million transition account is emptied. A judge threw out the results of the original November 2012 election and ordered the new election after west Bank residents challenged the narrow margin of the 2012 election. rep. Christopher J. Leopold, rBelle Chasse, whose district includes part of Algiers, said he is filing two bills that bridge partisans on both sides can support. “everybody i talk to in New Orleans and Jefferson (Parish) are on board,” Leopold said. One of his bills would require the Department of Transportation and Development to provide greater priority to “highly traveled bridges” such as the CCC, Leopold said. it is the policy equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, as DOTD would retain spending discretion, and the revenue stream to pay for the bridges remains unspecified in that measure. However, up to $5.5 million annually could be generated by his other bill, Leopold said. That bill would dedicate revenues from Highway Trust fund No. 2 to the CCC. The fund already pays for a variety of needs on the bridge, from toll collections to maintenance. Leopold said both bills will be filed soon. On the other side of the aisle, rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, has House Bill 235 to increase the cigarette tax by 36 cents per pack, with 75 percent going to a health care fund and the rest to a new commission to oversee maintenance of the CCC. — JereMy ALfOrD

A March 29 report by the inspector General of the U.s. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) claimed that $700 million of federal funds designated for Louisiana’s road Home elevation incentive Program had been misspent or is missing. Using documents submitted by the state, the report said more than 24,000 homeowners misspent grants of up to $30,000 that were supposed to be used exclusively for home elevation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. in December 2005, Congress approved a $29 billion hurricane relief package, with $11.5 billion marked for Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery programs. HUD awarded Louisiana $6.2 billion of that $11.5 billion. The following June, Louisiana also was awarded an additional $4.2 billion. eligible applicants were awarded up to $30,000 for home elevation, so long as the owner lived at the property during Hurricanes Katrina and rita and the property was the owner’s primary residence within three years of receiving the grant. recipients were given a lump sum. in March 2010, HUD’s inspector general’s office issued a report finding that Louisiana hadn’t collected $3.8 million in grant funds from 158 noncompliant grant recipients, and that 158 of 199 sampled grant recipients had not elevated their homes. As of April 2012, only 18 recipients returned grant funds (totaling $200,900), but not necessarily in full. in August 2012, the state reported that more than 24,000 homeowners — who had received nearly $700 million in grants — did not elevate their homes or respond to the state. Of those approved billions of dollars, HUD reported that only $119.2 million were used successfully to elevate homes. Among its recommendations, HUD said Louisiana needs to recover more than $400 million that definitely was not used to elevate homes and find out what happened to the homeowners who did not respond to the state. — ALex wOODwArD



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Guns, drugs and videotape t finally came down to three videos. After years of allegations of human rights abuses at Orleans Parish Prison (OPP); after years of suicides, mysterious deaths and brazen daylight escapes; after innumerable stories of beatings and rapes; after scathing reports by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that found jailhouse conditions so intolerable that it forced the negotiation of a consent decree; after a federal class-action suit by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of OPP inmates — after all that, what finally pushed everyone over the edge about conditions at OPP were three videos, shot in 2009 at the now-closed House of Detention (HOD). The videos were mind-numbing. They included footage of inmates shooting dice behind bars, waving fistfuls of cash, showing off a loaded handgun and discharging live ammo on the floor of a cell to prove the weapon was loaded. They portrayed prisoners crushing pills, snorting them, and injecting drugs. Most outrageous of all, one video showed a “prisoner” strolling down Bourbon Street, boasting that he was supposed to be behind bars and could walk out the door again if things didn’t go his way at trial. “If they don’t let me go, I’m running,” he says with a grin. If the videos hadn’t been introduced into evidence in federal court — with no objection from Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman — people might mistake them for parodies on Saturday Night Live. Sadly, they are all too real. They show in graphic detail the jailhouse culture that Gusman has overseen since he took office in 2004. Moreover, if the accusations brought by the plaintiffs and the DOJ weren’t enough; if the escapes, suicides and suspicious deaths inside OPP weren’t enough; if the recent federal corruption charges filed against two of Gusman’s ranking deputies weren’t enough; then surely the videos — which aired on every local newscast and went national — make it plain that Gusman has to go. He is not fit to continue serving as New Orleans’ sheriff. In his defense, Gusman initially said he closed HOD because conditions there were so bad. Really? The videos were shot in 2009; Gusman didn’t close HOD until 2012. Is there any reason to believe conditions in OPP’s other facilities are any better today? Worst of all, Gusman clearly knew about the videos. He kept them in a safe in his office, though — unbelievably — he testified under oath he didn’t have “a clear recollection” of either the videos or the safe. He later admitted to a recollection of seeing prisoners swilling

beer and brandishing guns. As for the “prisoner” cavorting on Bourbon Street, Gusman said there might have been “some malfunction with the exit door.” Talk about understatement. Given that the videos show various illegal acts — many of them felonies — what’s Gusman’s excuse for not reporting those crimes to the cops or to the feds? The sheriff, a lawyer, certainly knows that it’s a felony to know about a crime and fail to report it. He released the videos only last week in response to a subpoena from the city, which is fighting the sheriff and the DOJ’s proposed consent decree in federal court. The city claims the proposed settlement would cost New Orleans taxpayers more than $110 million — and that Gusman, who clearly has mismanaged the jail, should not be given more money to misspend. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has asked U.S. District Judge Lance Africk

Gusman has to go. He is not fit to continue serving as New Orleans’ sheriff. to appoint a receiver to oversee the jail in lieu of approving the proposed consent decree. Actually, the judge could do both — but at a minimum he should take Gusman out of the picture. The sooner, the better. If the videos and hours of testimony about rapes, assaults and other abuses aren’t enough, Gusman’s disingenuous testimony justifies appointing a receiver. After testifying, Gusman provided further evidence of his unworthiness to remain in office when, at a news conference, he tried to blame City Hall for the jail’s ills. He previously claimed that he had run a “constitutional” jail. If that’s true, then why did he sign the consent decree — as a ruse to bilk taxpayers out of more money for his political empire? Gusman can’t have it both ways. If he were in fact running a “constitutional” jail, there would be no basis for a consent decree. Gusman has failed the citizens of New Orleans and owes them his resignation. If he chooses to stay, Judge Africk should appoint a receiver to clean up OPP — and New Orleans voters should elect a new sheriff early next year.

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Angry birds coalition. rep. Katrina Jackson, d-Monroe, who chairs the Black Caucus, is cosponsoring a set of the budget coalition’s bills. Those bills, which would increase transparency and prioritize spending, suggest that fighting Jindal’s budget policies has crossover appeal. don’t be fooled: The coalition’s stance against using one-time monies for recurring expenses is unlikely to receive much support from the Black Caucus. Many of its members favor using nonrecurring cash to keep critical services afloat, although the New orleans contingency may side with the coalition on this issue, because some of that one-time money ($100 million) that the governor is trying to “sweep” comes from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The budget coalition has secured partnerships with five other democrats, in addition to Jackson, to co-author specific bills from its package. But only 34 representatives, mostly republicans, have offered blanket support.

The fiscal hawks are the most organized opposition the Jindal administration has ever encountered. also interesting to watch will be any potential power struggle within the coalition. officially, rep. Brett Geymann, r-lake Charles, is the coalition’s chairman, but press releases rarely go out without a secondary quote from another member. and within the coalition, some members claim ownership of certain issues. for example, reps. Cameron Henry, r-Metairie, and Kirk Talbot, r-river ridge, are heading up a lawsuit seeking an injunction against Jindal’s budget for the use of one-time money and contingencies. Henry and rep. Joe Harrison, r-Napoleonville, also have struck out against the governor for his proposed transfer of $20.6 million from an artificial reef fund. for now, it appears the hawks know how to organize themselves and share the spotlight. They know how to form allegiances and identify crossover issues. The success of their outreach campaign in coming weeks will show if they also know how to raise money. But, to truly succeed, the budget coalition will need to figure out one more thing: the louisiana Senate, which for now appears to be a hawk-free zone. — Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist in Baton Rouge. Contact him at jeremy@ Follow him on Twitter: @ alfordwrites.

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few years ago, a handful of pesky republicans gave way over time to a larger flock of angry birds that eventually became known as the fiscal hawks. There is also a Crowe in the Senate and a dove in the House, but neither flies with the hawks, who built nests in the Capitol last year in hopes of returning to roost there permanently. lay eggs they did, some of which already have hatched to reveal the Budget reform Coalition (the new, official name of the hawks). The nonprofit’s ranks are taking flight this year in search of tighter fiscal management, or at least better fiscal management than what the legislature has exercised recently. The group also has become more aggressive at questioning the budget priorities of Gov. Bobby Jindal. The coalition gets the opportunity to prove itself this year. Its multi-part legislative package is co-authored by 34 representatives, roughly half the number of republicans in the lower chamber and about a third of the House’s total membership. While the coalition needs more votes than that to succeed, it is easily the most organized opposition the Jindal administration has ever encountered among lawmakers. The hawks are even showing some political flare, having recruited three democrats to join their ranks: reps. Jeff arnold of New orleans, Mike danahay of Sulphur and Gene reynolds of Minden. Somewhat out of place on the hawks’ co-author list is Ways and Means Chairman Joel robideaux, r-lafayette, a reliable Jindal ally and author of the governor’s controversial (and wildly unpopular) taxswap plan. also on the co-author list is GoP Caucus Chairman lance Harris, r-alexandria, who has shown an independent streak since he arrived at the Capitol a year ago. Harris has grown increasingly critical of the governor, most recently for trying to get rid of the higher education commissioner through back channels. robideaux, meanwhile, may be trying to show some independence of his own. last week, he told the Baton rouge Press Club that as chairman, he would advance Jindal’s taxswap plan when his committee is ready, not in the two-week timeframe proffered by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, r-lake Charles, Jindal’s top legislative ally. Elected in 2004 as an independent, which is rare, robideaux parlayed an unsuccessful run for speaker and a party switch to republican into his Ways and Means gavel last year. a lone wolf for most of his political career, robideaux could still break either way: becoming a company man for Jindal for the next few years or reclaiming his independence. other forces are at work in the House. With 24 of that chamber’s 105 votes, the Black Caucus also needs allies to create huge policy shifts, just like the budget

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Dear HeiDi, Actually, it hasn’t. While people don’t flock to the cemeteries as in days of old, Nov. 1 is still the busiest day of the year for cemeteries in New Orleans — and all over Louisiana. Services are held at many cemeteries on that day, and the graves are blessed Pope Gregory IV made All Saints’ Day an authorized holiday in 837 A.D. It is speculated that the chosen date for the event, Nov. 1, may have been an attempt to supplant the then-popular pagan Festival of the Dead. Today, All Saints’ Day is celebrated in many areas of the U.S., especially where there are a large number of Roman Catholics. In earlier days, people often were judged by the way they cared for their family’s tomb, and leaving one in disrepair would bring shame. On Nov. 1 of each year, entire families gathered at cemeteries to spruce up the tombs with whitewash and fresh flowers. It even became a festive day, as people often brought picnic lunches and socialized with folks caring for neighboring plots. In 1895, Grace Elizabeth King — an author who wrote Louisiana stories and works about the state’s history and people — wrote this about All Saints’ Day in New Orleans: “To people of the city, the real people of the city, as they like to be called, not to observe the day means to have no dead, no ancestors.” Hey Blake,

I have heard about and seen bargeboard construction for many years. Where did the boards come from, and what was the prevalent wood from which they were made? Gary J. Edwards Dear Gary, Flatboats, also known as barges, carried much of the Midwest’s agri-

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In the early 19th century, flatboats (also called barges) were used on the Mississippi River to ship goods to the South. New Orleans was the end of the line for these boats, which were deconstructed and sold as lumber. a barge was built upside down, cost roughly $75 to build, carried a crew of six and up to 50 tons of goods. Some crude flatboats had no enclosure for the crew, but more refined versions had bedchambers and fireplaces. They ranged from 8 to 20 feet wide and 20 to 100 feet long. Bargeboards generally were made of woods common to the Midwest, such as cottonwood and poplar, but sometimes oak and cypress were used. Flatboats and steamboats shared the same waters for a while, but the heyday of flatboats ended in the 1840s, when steamboats dominated the waterways because of their speed, economy and size.

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Separated at birth? On the witness stand and later to reporters, Gusman claimed his memory of the videos was sketchy — as if any sheriff could see such activities in his own jail and not recall them vividly — and that he watched only a portion of them … on “a very small screen.” That last line reminded me of Norma Desmond’s famous line in Sunset Boulevard: “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” ILLUSTRATION BY LYN BRANTLEY

Last week, the pictures suddenly got big again. Really big. It was Gusman that got small. The inanity didn’t end there. Gusman suggested the videos may have been doctored — although he couldn’t say how. He claimed at one point that he didn’t even know about the videos, even though they were in a safe in his office. Then again, he swore he didn’t know about the safe (or its combination), either. Then he admitted he heard about the videos but couldn’t recall if he had seen much of them. The city subpoenaed the videos three weeks earlier, to no avail. When the FBI showed up with grand jury subpoenas, Gusman’s office promptly opened the safe and handed them over. Gusman saved his biggest whopper for his post-trial news conference, where he pronounced: “I’m here, I’m elected and I’m doing the job.” If he and Nagin weren’t separated at birth, they’re joined at the id now.

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hen was the last time you saw Marlin Gusman and Ray Nagin on the same courthouse steps … or on the same beach in Jamaica? Uhhuh. See where I’m going with this? It never occurred to me until the sheriff’s bizarre testimony in federal court last week (and his rant afterward) that he and our former mayor may have been separated at birth. They certainly seem to think alike, if you can call their recent ramblings the product of rational thought. No need to rehash Nagin’s dementia. It’s a given. But I always figured Gusman was compos mentis. Aloof and prickly at times, yes, but no dummy — and certainly not out of touch with reality. He sure had me fooled. What is it about some politicians that makes them retreat into isolation under fire, not just into a political bunker, but also into some alternate version of reality? Richard Nixon in the final days of Watergate comes to mind, as does Nagin after Hurricane Katrina. Gusman’s performance last Thursday, after some devastating jailhouse videos were played in federal court two days earlier, put him right up there in that pantheon of paranoia with Tricky Dick and C. Ray. The damning videos were shot in Gusman’s House of Detention in 2009, either by prisoners or complicit guards. They show inmates gambling, waving fistsful of cash and a loaded handgun, guzzling beer and worse. One segment depicted a prisoner strolling down Bourbon Street, taking in the sights and boasting that he would bolt if his trial went south. The main issue in the court proceeding was the fairness of a proposed consent decree that Gusman negotiated with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to improve conditions at his jail. Several DOJ studies during Gusman’s tenure (he was elected sheriff in 2004) concluded that abuses inside Orleans Parish Prison were so egregious and so rampant as to render the jail unconstitutional. Gusman welcomes the consent decree but claims he runs a clean jail. That’s delusional enough, but it’s nothing compared to his testimony about the videos.

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LAS VEGAS — The merchandise table was covered in sequined pasties — red, blue, glittery gold. Each was topped with a tassel and handmade by Athena, a headliner in New Orleans’ Bustout Burlesque show. The pasties sparkled and caught the lights from the nearby slot machines. But the ticketholders streaming past the merch table mostly ignored Athena’s handiwork. They just wanted to see the pasties in action. It was, after all, Las Vegas, and for one night, the Bustout Burlesque troupe had left its home at the House of Blues in New Orleans’ French Quarter to perform in the showroom in The Orleans, a casino a mile or so off the Strip. Like its namesake, The Orleans was affable, raffish

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— both literally and figuratively — while hoping to show Las Vegas how the strip is done in the city that made it an art. “Do you think you could live in Las Vegas?” asked Rick Delaup, staring out of the windshield of his white panel van as it rolled down Interstate 15 through the heart of Vegas. Towering over the freeway on both sides, multi-story billboards advertised the latest attractions: Elton John and Shania Twain, the variety show Absinthe, endless variations of Cirque du Soleil. From the back of the van, Delaup’s wife Maria said — after a significant pause — ”For a while.” “I could,” her husband said dreamily. Delaup started Bustout Burlesque in 2005, after a stint as artistic director of the burlesquethemed Shim Sham Revue at the Shim Sham Club (now One Eyed Jacks) on Toulouse Street. “I didn’t have any experience with theater before that,” he said, but he was hooked. Bustout had its first show in the Parish at House of Blues in the summer of 2005 — and then Hurricane Katrina hit a week before the second performance. The Delaups, who lived in Gentilly, lost nearly everything, including Rick’s collection of burlesque memorabilia and the extant archives of everything relating to the late Ruthie the Duck Girl, about whom he made a documentary in the early 2000s. But the levee collapse couldn’t wash away Delaup’s dream. In 2006, he was walking

through the French Quarter looking for a new home for Bustout Burlesque. The show reopened at Tipitina’s on North Peters Street later that year and later moved back to House of Blues (this time on the main stage). In 2009, Delaup founded the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, which became a draw not only for the neo-burlesque movement, but also for the Bourbon Street stars of the 1950s and ’60s, who found a new and younger audience eager to ask questions and pay for autographed photos. (Just before the first Burlesque Festival, Rita Alexander, who danced under the name “The Champagne Girl,” told Gambit, “Obviously [Delaup] must have been a club owner that got killed in, like, the ’40s, and he’s still trying to get back there.”) One of Delaup’s goals and dreams: to move Bustout into the showroom at Harrah’s New Orleans, where it could be performed on a bigger stage several times a week. To that end, he’d been in contact with an entertainment director at Harrah’s in Las Vegas before the trip; the company had even gotten him comps to the Absinthe variety show at Caesars Palace. Delaup hoped to return the favor. He invited Harrah’s executives in Vegas to his own show. But in a town that produces so much of its own megawatt razzle-dazzle, would the Vegas impresarios show up to appreciate what New Orleans could do? And in a synthetic wonderland where female glamour equals freakishly enhanced reality-show star Coco Austin in a revue called Peepshow, did people want Delaup’s meticulously recreated old-style Bourbon Street glamour? “We’re staying at the scuzziest Days Inn,” Gogo McGregor said as she climbed out of the van a few hours earlier. “They found

a dead hooker in one of the rooms.” She sighed and stretched. “I’ll just pretend it’s a Quentin Tarantino film.” McGregor, a Bustout dancer whose specialty is a striptease while she sits atop a bed of nails painted like zebra skin, had driven in the Delaups’ van from New Orleans with her boyfriend, Dr. Sick, who was the show’s emcee. Inside the van were the props the Bustout performers needed — the bed of nails, the oyster shell big enough to hold Ginger Valentine and the giant motor that propels the wheel on which Miss Stormy Gayle, once divested of her clothes onstage, dances and contorts. A stripped-down version of the show might have been fine; the peek-a-boo, pullaway costumes could fit in a suitcase, and Valentine (as “Evangeline the Oyster Girl”) could have danced with her giant pearl without emerging from her shell. Instead, all of it had to be unloaded through the theater’s back door located just outside the casino’s main entrance. Cars waiting for the valets were already 12 deep across four lanes of traffic. Delaup blocked one of the lanes with the van. A valet lifted his head to the sky and bellowed the F-word. Delaup wanted Vegas to have the real vintage Bourbon Street experience — and that meant props, sets, confetti and all the trimmings. “The Burlesque Hall of Fame audience is performers and diehard fans,” he explained. “But the rockabilly crowd? It’s different. They’re not automatically going to love just anything you put up there.” Bustout Burlesque wasn’t the only thing competing for the attentions of the crowd that weekend. The troupe was performing at the 16th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. It was Bustout’s second appearance at the convention; Tom Ingram, the organizer, hired Delaup last year after the convention’s longtime burlesque stager quit. “At the time, the two didn’t really go together much,” Ingram said of the marriage of burlesque dancing and rockabilly music. “The big changes Rick has made is a live jazz band and making it an all-classic sort of burlesque. Big extravagant old-style costumes that go

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with the music.” Is Bustout one of the most popular attractions at Viva Las Vegas? “Well,” Ingram said, “we’ve got a lot of events.” Indeed they did — dozens of rockabilly bands, a vintage car show, dance competitions, slideshows, tiki pool parties with live surf music, dozens of vendors, retro fashion shows, performances by Little Richard and Dick Dale and more. (In Big Al’s Oyster Bar off the casino floor, several games of “Burlesque Bingo” were scheduled; rather than pulling bingo balls, the caller would use the painted numbers on the floor where the women’s clothes fell.) By the time the van was empty, the wall-towall carpet in the casino’s ersatz French Quarter was packed with rockabillys, shockabillys and psychobillys, vatos in zoot suits, boys in Mohawks and quiffs, girls in beehives and pincurls, flat tops and hightops, hairhoppers and showstoppers and thousands of tattoos that varied wildly both in terms of quality and body location. One man with an astoundingly high flat top balanced a Budweiser tallboy on his hair while people snapped pictures. Tickets to Bustout were free for Viva attendees, but wouldn’t be doled out until noon on the day of the show. By 10 a.m., the line was already long — and by the end, all three performances in the 870-seat showroom were sold out. So far, so good. But would the audience like it? And would the Harrah’s executives show up? The crowd for Bustout’s 7:30 p.m. early show was thick outside the theater half an hour before the start. Just outside the door sat Tempest Storm, “The Girl With the Fabulous Front,” a woman whose breasts were insured for a million dollars in their heyday 50 years ago. Now in her eighties, Storm was still statuesque and a bit imperious under a corona of Crayola-red hair. Two assistants sold memorabilia. A photo was $25. A copy of her new 7-inch “single” (no singing, just an interview with musician Jack White) drew some interest, but the 45 was $45, and a browser put it back on the table. Storm’s impassive expression didn’t change. At another table sat Alexander, “The Champagne Girl,” who was both more affable and affordable than Storm; her Gogo McG regor, a sideshow pe and burles rformer q with her be ue queen, d of nails.



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photos were only $20 and came with a big smile. “What’s your name, honey?” she asked a fan, inscribing her name on a vintage glamour shot with a sparkly silver Sharpie. There was a buzz. Despite all the fake New Orleansania in the air, the hotel had a certain careworn personality that the mega-resorts on the strip just couldn’t recreate, and the plush red seats felt just right for a show from the French Quarter. Delaup, in a theatrical burgundy-colored paisley jacket and electric-blue shirt, was in the doorway greeting guests, seemingly at ease; inside the theater, every seat was filled. Delaup was right to relax. From the minute the curtain went up and the six-piece band (led by Matt Bell) hit its first brassy notes, the audience made it clear: They were out for a good time. Angi B. Lovely, a redheaded dancer and circus performer from Dallas, wowed the crowd, as did LouLou D’Vil of Helsinki, Finland (“Untamed glamour from the Arctic!”) and Banbury Cross of London, the picture of a textbook 1950s blonde sex bomb. And the New Orleans performers were perhaps an even bigger hit, from Dr. Sick’s leering jokes and singalong Russian drinking chantey to McGregor’s bed-ofnails routine. Miss Stormy Gayle began PAGE 25



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with a colorful veil striptease and ended with a showstopping dance on a large vertical wheel, where she contorted her bare limbs like the arms of a clock as the wheel spun. And the rockabilly audience stomped and whistled for Athena, a talented singer (and recent American Idol semifinalist) who belted a couple of campy numbers — “Rock Me, Daddy,” “Too Many Men” — while shedding her clothes. The curtain call got wolf whistles and a standing ovation, and as the first audience streamed back into the casino, hundreds more were waiting to get in for the second show. Back home a few days later, Delaup nursed a cold. “It went well. They seemed to like it,” he said hoarsely. The executives from Harrah’s Entertainment hadn’t shown up. Still, he remained positive: “The girls had the time of their lives. Those performances are all over Facebook.” And a separate Saturday night “burlesque showcase” contest, featuring contestants from around the world (many of them decidedly not in the New Orleans style of stripping) also had a good reception. Delaup still has plenty of goals and dreams, which include recording a CD of burlesque music with Bell and the band. If Bustout gets invited back to Vegas next year, expanding the booth at the Viva Las Vegas car show where the cast can meet their fans the day after the show, perhaps T-shirts and DVDs for the merch table. And there’s always the hope of moving Bustout into Harrah’s New Orleans for more performances. Perhaps the best review came from a middle-aged Canadian man sitting on the edge of The Orleans’ pool the next day. It was a tiki party for hundreds, many in vintage swimwear; the AquaSonics played surf guitar as women broke into spontaneous go-go dance steps around the pool. “Oh, yeah, that show last night was great,” the Canadian said, dangling his feet in the pool. “All the

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The more people ride bikes, the easier it is to ride, says Bryan Gottshall, a sound engineer and graduate research assistant who commutes to LSU via bike and the LA Swift bus. “It’s easier to bike in New Orleans because there’s a critical mass of people,” says Gottshall, who has biked in Downingtown, Pa. and New York City. “Here, drivers cut you off a little more, but they’re at least used to dealing with bikers.” That doesn’t mean cyclists can throw caution to the wind. Though New Orleans leads the nation in the number of bike commuters, it also has the most crashes. “Our crash ranking nationally was 46 or 47 out of 50 states, and New Orleans had the highest concentration of crashes,” Wine says. To that end, the Regional Planning Commission is creating a bike safety campaign featuring the 610 Stompers, and Bike Easy and Entergy are presenting the second NOLA Bike to Work Day Tuesday, April 9. Open to anyone with a bike, the event features free coffee, snacks, giveaways and prizes and is intended to help make New Orleans more bike-friendly. “More than 500 riders participated in the inaugural NOLA Bike to Work Day last April, and we’re hoping even more riders participate this year,” Wine said in a press release. While community events and campaigns foster greater awareness of cyclists and bike safety, the onus is still on individual riders to protect themselves. Wine advises cyclists to act like a car and follow the law for maximum safety. “Stop at stop signs, go the right way down oneway roads, take the full lane for maximum visibility instead of biking all the way to the right or on a sidewalk,” he says. “If you act like a vehicle, people know what you’re going to do — you’re predictable and less likely to get in a crash.”

Ben Elder, an endurance coach and performance program manager at Elmwood Fitness Center, also emphasizes the importance of following traffic laws and having the right gear. “Make sure you’re always wearing a helmet and have lights on (your bike), a red light on the back and a headlamp,” he says. “Have a bright colored riding jacket so people can see you.” Before your first bike commute, map out a route and drive it to familiarize yourself with traffic, safe crossings, torn up sections of road and other hazards. Then ride the route on the weekend to see how long it takes. “The last thing anyone wants is to be late for work and rush in all sweaty before that Monday morning meeting,” Elder says. “You just need to take a little extra time to plan.” As far as physical preparation goes, Elder says no special training is needed if you’re commuting three to five miles. “It’s

just about getting out there and doing it at your own pace,” he says. Elder says bike commuting can provide enough physical activity to meet the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) fitness recommendations. “The ACSM’s requirement is three bouts of 30 to 40 minutes of cardiorespiratory exercise a week to maintain fitness,” he says. “I think it would be enough if you’re commuting to work five days a week, three miles each way — you’re spending at least 30 minutes a day on the bike.” Wine says that if you bike or walk every trip that’s less than one mile, you can lose 12 pounds in a year. Gottshall and Pizarro both cite exercise as a reasons for bike commuting, as does Katie Walenter, a freelance writer and Gambit contributor. “I get my exercise through riding around town. I’m really strong now,” says Walenter, who hasn’t owned a car since her high school days. PAGE 28

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heir first signs were subtle: A coworker combing her helmetmussed hair in the ladies’ room; an empty space in the parking lot; a cruiser padlocked to the railing outside. Pretty soon, I learned four or five people at my workplace were swapping out cars for bikes at least a few times a week. If you notice more bike commuters, it’s not your imagination. New Orleans ranks ninth in the nation for the percentage of people commuting by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s yearly American Community Survey. That’s partly because the amount of biking infrastructure (bike trails, lanes and shared lanes) has increased greatly over the last eight years. “When Hurricane Katrina happened, we had about 11 miles (of bike trails and lanes),” says Dan Jatres, pedestrian and bicycle program manager at New Orleans Regional Planning Commission. “Today, we’re up to 58 miles. … UNO and Tulane University studies show those new bike lanes are attracting people who previously weren’t riding.” “Build it and they will come,” says Jamie Wine, executive director of the nonprofit Bike Easy. “People are seeing bicycling as more and more safe, and we’re seeing those people ride more.” Wine points out that people are twice as likely to get injured from walking than from bicycling. “Bikes are safer than people think,” he says. Victor Pizarro, director of community bike project Plan B, says the expansion of bike lanes and infrastructure has made bicycle commuting safer than ever before. “Fifteen years ago, riding a bike around the city, it was me and people with DUIs and crackheads,” he says. “Now there are all these organizations, social rides that meet every week … It’s been a tidal wave of change.”


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“It is a freeing experience to get to places by your own legs.” Walenter says bike commuting is good for her physically and mentally. “(My morning commute) was my time to be alone, and it was a beautiful ride,” she says. “It was a peaceful time for me to get to work in the morning.” In addition to health, bicycling has other benefits.“One (benefit) is reducing traffic congestion,” Wine says. “For the environment, there’s less emissions. Bikes help with social equality issues: A car costs $500 a month at least. A bike costs $500 once and $100 a year to maintain it. If you’re trying to build wealth in your community, a bike is a great way to reduce expenses.” Bicycling also has a strong fiscal and economic impact: “Bike infrastructure is cheaper. Per dollar spent, you create more jobs,” Wine says. A study by the New York City Department of Transportation showed a 40 percent increase in gross revenue at businesses near protected bike lanes. “Bike riders shop at local businesses more frequently and spend significantly more money than automobile drivers as a whole,” Wine says. There are other benefits that aren’t yet backed up by studies, such as community building and crime reduction. “If you talk to bike riders anecdotally, they know people on their route. It’s people paying attention to what’s happening in our neighborhoods. It’s more eyes on the road,” Wine says. The community building aspect struck me when I set out for my first bike commuting expedition last week. Traveling from Bywater to Mid-City, I cruised through Treme and down Orleans Avenue, past people on porches or sidewalks who waved and said good morning. Workers unloading trucks on North Scott Street behind the Rouses nodded, and I felt a kinship with fellow bike commuters wearing backpacks, helmets and business attire. The experience was, as Walenter described, a time of morning solitude, but one punctuated by moments of sheer terror, like when a city bus honked as it whooshed by inches away from my left shoulder. Still, biking felt more invigorating than sitting in traffic, and when I arrived at my desk, I felt pumped up and ready to work. But the next day, in torrential rain, I was glad to hop in my car. In this respect, I’m nowhere near being a diehard bike commuter, though I can understand the mindset. “The weather is always an issue,” Gottshall says. “Despite the negatives, I still prefer to bike places even if driving is an option.” NOLA Bike to Work Day is Tuesday, April 9. Visit for more information or to register for the free event.

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pril brings festival season, and along with it, a host of sunburn, dehydration and heat exhaustion cases. Dr. Kevin Roache, vice president of medical affairs at Peoples Health (3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 220, Metairie, 504-849-4500; www., offers tips for maintaining optimal health while having fun at festivals and beyond. Do you have any tips for staying hydrated at the festivals? Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to start drinking. Drink at least 24 ounces of water prior to heading out. Remember not all drinks are created equal. Sodas, sugary drinks and caffeinated beverages taste great and feel refreshing, but they can actually make you lose fluids. If you plan on walking or biking to a festival, drink even more water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

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What measures can people take to avoid heat exhaustion? Once you are out and about in the crowds, know your limits and rest frequently. While attending French Quarter Festival, pop into local restaurants and shops to enjoy some air conditioning. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has fewer opportunities for air conditioning, so you should frequent the misting tents, pick a spot near a band under some trees, or visit the tented stages to shield you from direct sunlight. If you feel lightheaded, con-

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What are the best ways to protect oneself against sunburn and skin damage? Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. The midday sun emits the strongest rays and lasts from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — when festivals are in full swing. Wear protective clothing including widebrimmed hats that cover your neck, eyes, ears and scalp. An umbrella shades you from the sun (and prepares you for a sudden spring shower). Sunglasses with UV protection prevent eye damage that may lead to cataracts.

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Nothing beats what you can do yourself, but in a pinch, here are some recommendations for bars commonly found in supermarkets. To store in the car or backpack: Soyjoy bars A soft texture and unconventional flavors make the soy flour aftertaste bearable. I recommend the more adventurous flavors, such as mango coconut. Best all-round: Kashi GoLean Crisp! Bars These hit the sweet spot of protein and fiber content, taste and portability with no artificial chocolate-peanut butter flavors in sight. Many brands have more protein and/or fiber, but none strike the balance as well as Kashi. The only drawback is that the chocolate coating melts easily. Unapologetic protein bomb: Pure Protein Commonly available in most local markets, Pure Protein packs some of the most protein for the least calories or money, and features what may be the best chocolate-peanut butter version on the market.


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hen Donnie Thomas purchased The Rivershack Tavern (3449 River Road, Jefferson, 504-834-4938; www., his plan was to change the business from a kitschy bar that served food into a kitschy restaurant that served drinks. Eight years later, the establishment is a success, and Thomas says it’s all because he made a few changes. Letting chef Mike Baskind be creative with the menu was one of Thomas’ first changes. Baskind still prepares New Orleans cuisine including boiled seafood on Monday and Friday afternoons in the spring and whips up late-night bar food, but he offers more sophisticated daily specials like shrimp simmered in pineapple-coconut broth and soft-shell crab served over arugula, tossed in ginger vinaigrette. “Other than the red beans and rice on Monday, which is the everyday fare across the city, I don’t tell him what to cook,” Thomas says. “He comes up with his own food, whether it’s a duck dish (or) osso buco.” “I have a lot of creative flexibility, but we also have our familiar favorites so you always have your choice of whether you want something fancy or something like white beans or catfish,” Baskind says. “Everything has a lot of love in it and almost everything’s done in house as far as specials go; the seafood is breaded to order.” Thomas and Baskind agree the turtle soup is one of The Rivershack Tavern’s standout dishes. In fact, Baskind prepared it — along with red beans and rice, gumbo and Wivershack’s

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more spacious, livelier Carousel Bar & Lounge was among the most noted changes at the Hotel Monteleone after a recent renovation of the historic French Quarter property. But beyond the slowly revolving bar, the hotel’s restaurant has taken its own new turn. What was the Hunt Room Grill, a dark, almost brooding den, has become Criollo, a modern Creole restaurant with an open kitchen, smooth, professional service and a bright design that flows in from the landmark bar. Criollo opened last year, but its debut was staggered and confusing. The initial plan for a three-meal schedule was abruptly reduced to just breakfast, with lunch and dinner to be added at later intervals, and that’s the last many of us heard of the place. As it turns out, chef Joseph Maynard has been quietly working up an impressively charismatic contemporary menu. Maynard takes inspiration for his Oysters and Pearls appetizer from a dish of the same name at chef Thomas Keller’s renowned California restaurant The French Laundry, but his interpretation is original and, frankly, stunning. Icy raw oysters on the half shell are served over the sweet crunch of mirliton slaw laced with crabmeat and there are soft orbs of tapioca rolled in Crystal hot sauce and salty black caviar on top. It’s the pinnacle of a menu that can seem uneven, but there are other high points. You might expect a massive $40 veal

chop for the expense account diner at a hotel restaurant, but I wasn’t expecting one so deftly done, nor with morel mushrooms soaking up whiskey-spiked demi-glace. Grouper was speckled with black pepper and grill char and, at lunch, a citrus-strewn salad of jicama and arugula balanced sliced, ruggedly paneed chicken. Many dishes are more Caribbean Creole than French Creole, and that accounts for some of their verve as well as many of their pitfalls. I loved the chip-crisp edge to the Perdido Pass snapper, though its cool, slightly sweet pepper puree had a texture disturbingly close to baby food. At least that part was easy to avoid. There was no easy fix for the Foie Gras Tropical, which was bogged down by a thick, too tart base of mango and pomegranate. It was beautifully presented though, which is the rule for this meticulous kitchen. A timbale of avocado, crabmeat and shrimp is particularly photogenic, and also delicious with a spicy coulis to enliven its cool richness. Desserts are similarly sculpted, a common feature at hotel restaurants that can maintain full pastry departments for the property’s various needs. With its canned jazz soundtrack and a healthy coterie of iPad-wielding business travelers, there’s no missing you’re in a hotel restaurant. It may not seem like the hippest dining scene, but the next time you give the Carousel Bar a spin remember that there’s serious cooking just around the corner.

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Sometimes popular TV food programs are more about travel and adventure thrills than anything you’re likely to actually cook in your own kitchen. Just try sourcing Anthony Bourdain’s famous still-beating cobra heart around here. Chef John Besh is taking a different tack. His new TV series chef john Besh’s Family table is a cooking show that features modern production values but is cut from the same cloth that made shows from Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse successful and influential. Quite simply, it’s aimed at showing people how to prepare accessible recipes and inspiring them to do it. “This is all about encouraging people to cook,” Besh said during a recent preview of the series. “We’re all so aware of food now, people talk about it all the time, but we actually cook less. So this is something to give people the tools to cook ... at home again.” chef john Besh’s Family table is a 26part series produced by local public television station WYES. The show is based on

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s the BP oil disaster unfolded in 2010, many families of commercial fishermen in the Vietnamese community around the New Orleans neighborhood of Village de l’Est found themselves at least temporarily unemployed. In response, the neighborhood’s Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corp. started a program to create new jobs. One result is the Village de l’Est Green Growers Initiative, or VEGGI, (504-457-8486; www., a farmer’s cooperative that distributes vegetables, handmade tofu and other foods produced by residents to local markets and a network of local restaurants. Daniel Nguyen, a recent transplant from California, helps run the program along with Khai Nguyen. Was it hard for fishermen to switch to farming? NGUYEN: Fishing is an industry where folks have been doing it for generations, so it was hard to make that change. But they also had this background in farming and growing, even just in their backyards as part of what they do to feed their families. So this was a way to address workforce development without turning 180 degrees on them, like one day you’re on a fishing boat and the next you have a desk job. VEGGI works about 1.5 acres now and plans to expand to 9 acres. What’s driving that growth? NGUYEN: We started with backyard plots, where we figured we could supply maybe 12 to 25 restaurants. But we quickly found we weren’t meeting market demand, which is a good problem to have. Chefs would give us the list of foods they want to source locally and it would go on for two pages. We weren’t even close to meeting it all. There was a lot more demand than we anticipated. These restaurants already have produce suppliers. Beyond the community aspect of VEGGI, how does your product stand out? NGUYEN: It’s the freshness of the product, because it’s coming direct from right here in New Orleans, and it’s the love and care that goes into it. Our farmers are literally out here with chopsticks picking insects off the plants; there’s no pesticides. Plus we’re able to experiment with something a chef asks us to grow for him. We can do that because we’re not a 300-acre farm just growing salad mix. — IAN MCNULTY

the chef’s 2011 cookbook My Family table: a passionate plea for Home cooking and features recipes intended for family meals. In fact, the entire series was filmed in Besh’s kitchen at his home along Bayou Liberty in Slidell. “It was great,” says Besh. “We’d cook right there in my kitchen, the way I love to cook, and then we’re done and I could go upstairs to bed. I could wear shorts and clogs and no one would ever know.” From his kitchen, however, the show should have quite a reach. WYES president Allan Pizzato says it will be carried by about 220 public television stations around the country. It also will have a nationwide airing later on the network Create TV. The show airs locally on WYES on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and repeats on Sundays at 2 p.m.

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The cocktails at Dominique’s on Magazine (4213 Magazine St., 504891-9282; www.dominiquesonmag. com) will be going off the menu and

straight into the embrace of a unique local absinthe Wednesday. Abigail Deirdre Gullo, who leads the cocktail program at the French Quarter restaurant SoBou (310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095;, and local attorney Bryant Stanier York will mix up special drinks from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. alongside the restaurant’s bar staff. Their drinks will feature the red, hibiscus-addled Toulouse Red absinthe from Mid-City distiller Atelier Vie (www. It’s part of the Mixology Series at the restaurant. Each month, chef Dominique Macquet will invite mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts to fix drinks for dinner patrons. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Chef Quan Tran Foundation, named for Macquet’s longtime sous chef, who is being treated for cancer. Guests make dinner reservations as normal, and the restaurant serves its regular menu. The series continues May 15 with guest bartenders Sean Thibodeaux, a mixologist for liquor supplier Republic National Distributing and WWL-TV anchor Eric Paulsen.

Old CrEOlE VEndOrs at FrEnCh QuartEr FEstIVal Find their booths in Jackson Square, April 11-14.

Antoine’s Restaurant 713 st. louis st., (504) 581-4422 Oysters bonne femme, shrimp Regua and mini baked Alaska

Court of Two Sisters 613 royal st., (504) 522-7261 Turtle soup and the buttery casserole called crawfish Louise

Galatoire’s Restaurant 209 Bourbon st., (504) 525-2021 Shrimp remoulade and fried shrimp BLT po-boy

Tujague’s Restaurant 823 decatur st., (504) 525-8676 Brisket and shrimp- and crabmeat-stuffed mirliton

Vaucresson Sausage Co. no address, (504) 948-4777 Crawfish links and classic hot sausage




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “Who among my fellow Americans enjoys this ritual? You ask for the check. The waiter walks away. He brings it. He walks away again. You put your card in the little sleeve. You wait. The waiter picks it up. He walks away again. Eventually, after reciting the specials at one table and opening a bottle of wine at another, he returns. And finally, 20 minutes after you were ready to leave, the restaurant is ready for you to leave.” — Michael tomasky, in an essay for the daily Beast/newsweek in which he argues for more american restaurants to use handheld credit card machines for at-the-table payment, a commonplace practice in some countries.

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the arrival of spring weather and the shop’s courtyard looking as appealing as ever, the place seems ready for its close-up. The front retail area retains the tattered wine cellar look Bacchanal has had since proprietor Chris Rudge first opened it as a neighborhood wine shop in 2002. People still line up at the register to buy bottles to take home or to drink on the premises, usually in the rear garden. Head out to that garden, though, and there are several noticeable changes. A staircase leads to a deck that overlooks the scene below (a second deck faces the street), and the upstairs space has been renovated into a bar and dining room, together seating roughly 80 people. The look and feel up here is something like a designer-built Creole cottage treehouse, with exposed beams and brick, dim lighting, lots of gleaming woodwork and windows and doors standing open all around. In the first-floor kitchen, chef Joaquin Rodas and his crew prepare dishes that would be at home in a contemporary bistro, though here most are served on paper plates. They range from snacks like baconwrapped dates with roasted tomatoes or steamed mussels with chorizo (each $8) to flat iron steak ($16), pork shoulder with hazelnuts and shitake mushrooms ($14) and whole grilled branzino ($22). It’s all a big change for Bacchanal, where it once was advisable to bring your own camp chair to ensure a seat. But the place still functions in much the same way it always has. Guests order food at the kitchen window and servers track them down to deliver dishes. Cheese plates are still popular, and bands perform under strings of lights stretching from tree branches to fence posts. Bacchanal serves lunch and dinner daily (until midnight on Friday and Saturday) and hosts live music nightly.








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you are where you eat 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.

aMeRICaN indulge island grill — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers everything from seafood and salads to burgers, sandwiches and ribs. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta combines sauteed shrimp, crawfish and catfish in lemon-vodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ KnuCKleHeads eaterY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola. com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

sometHin’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-sat. Credit cards. $$ treasure island BuFFet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www.treasurechestcasino. com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. lunch Mon.-fri., dinner daily, brunch sat.-sun. Credit cards. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYou Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 3029357 — Head to bayou beer Garden for a 10-oz. bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french

doWn tHe HatCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www. — The Texan burger features an angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sundried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ rendon inn’s dugout sports Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — The boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ tHe riVersHaCK taVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHamroCK Bar & grill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 3010938 — shamrock serves an angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

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

reservations. lunch daily, dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

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. besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. lunch and dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

CaFe antoine’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines. com — The annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads on oaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www. — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisianstyle baguettes. No reservations. breakfast Thu.-sun., lunch Thu.-sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.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.signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., fri.-sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe noma — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www. — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. reservations accepted for large parties. lunch Tue.-sun., dinner fri. Credit cards. $ laKeVieW BreW CoFFee CaFe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $

Jung’s golden dragon — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www. — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

CONteMPORaRY BaYona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef susan spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. reservations recommended. lunch Wed.-sat., dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $$$ oaK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-sat. Credit cards. $$ one restaurant & lounge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; — Chef scott snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. reservations recommended. lunch Tue.-fri., dinner Mon.-sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe antoine’s restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www. — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century french Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. signature dishes include oysters rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked alaska. reservations recommended. lunch and dinner Mon-sat., brunch sun. Credit cards. $$$ montrel’s Bistro — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch alley and the french Market. reservations accepted. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ redemption — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www.redemption-

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o’HenrY’s Food & spirits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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FiVe Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — The large menu at five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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3102 MAGAZINE ST. | 504.895.1717 3319 SEVERN AVE. | 504.885.0805 SHOE-NAMI OUTLET I 504-366-0177 18 WESTSIDE SHOPPING CTR, GRETNA — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. the Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — the Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — this popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. there’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — the Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and thousand Island dressing. the Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 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; — the 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. the deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.

com — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. the Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. the Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $ QWIK CHEK DELI & CATERING — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — the menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. the hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — the menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 8918495; www.martiniquebistro. com — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 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. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 8949797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill. com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www. — the cafe serves breakfast items including

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

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Acme Oyster house (724 Iberville St., 504-5225973; 1202 N. hwy. 190, Covington, 985-2466155; 3000 Veterans Memorial blvd., Metairie, 504-309-4056; serves char-grilled oysters, raw oysters and more. Photo By CheRyL GeRBeR

with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKhOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the long list of special rolls includes the Big easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists.

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



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



VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. 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. $$

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Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www. — this power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$


MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — Named for former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. the fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAuRANT R’EvOLuTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouilleand oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recom-

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mended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewoodsmoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAuRANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MeDIteRRaNeaN/ MIDDLe eaSteRN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756

— this restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. tomato buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —the babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


out to eat — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www. — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — this surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC aND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. the duck duet pairs confit leg with pepperseared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ThE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — there’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early

hOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ ThE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; — 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; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; — this cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZa DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — the Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. the chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello

mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ ThEO’S NEIGhBORhOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGhEAD’S ChEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. the regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. the Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and old New orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY ShOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with page 43

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TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www. tijuanasmexicanbargrillnola. com — 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. $$

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everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the 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 po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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; — the original Acme oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. the full menu includes char-grilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New orleans staples. the Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large

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

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

SteaKHOUSe AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno. com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped wwith Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat.

Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www. — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$


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






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THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www. — the Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

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Neighborhood association The French Quarter Festival marks its 30th anniversary. By Will Coviello


at the Ursuline Convent (1116 Chartres St.). Last year, the city agreed to close most of the historic district to traffic during festival hours. This year, street closings allow the festival to place a stage featuring Cajun and zydeco music and night concerts on a stage at the triangle formed by the split of North Peters and Decatur streets. The concerts feature Dirty Dozen Brass Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. Organizers also added film screenings at the Old U.S. Mint. Timecode: NOLA is presenting documentaries and features focused on Louisiana music and culture Friday through Sunday. Some of the highlights are Dance for a Chicken: Cajun Mardi Gras, Stevenson Palfi’s Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together, featuring “Tuts” Washington, Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint, and Aaron Walker’s Mardi Gras Indian documentary Bury the Hatchet. Annual events include a second line parade on Friday, a crawfish eating contest Saturday, dance lessons by the NOLA Jitterbugs, a fun run, a juried art show and more. A festival gala celebrating the 30th anniversary is Thursday. The kids’ area also is growing. The New Orleans Ballet Association is partnering with the festival to offer dance and movement lessons. Chevron became a major corporate sponsor for the festival, and the oil company is setting up a tent called STEM Zone (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Activities for younger children focus on art and science with a theme built around butterflies. Older kids can compose songs on computers in a program integrating math, engineering and music. Erecting all the stages, tents and food and drink

Music fans pack Jackson Square during French Quarter Festival. PHOTO By ZACK SMITH



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booths throughout the French Quarter is a massive undertaking that almost demands a longer festival. But the event strikes a balance in trying to please the district’s businesses and residents. Like the neighborhood, the event has crowded areas, like the larger stages along the Riverfront, and quieter pockets where there’s more room for dancing in the streets. “We’re all about enjoying the neighborhood,” Schramm says. “We’re not looking for a stadium experience.”

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he French Quarter Festival was originally created to bring locals back downtown to the historic district. After needed repairs to sidewalks and infrastructure in advance of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, the inaugural event was meant to showcase the improvements. “The idea (for the first festival) was to celebrate the end of construction,” former mayor and Urban League president Marc Morial said at a February press conference announcing changes for the 2013 festival. “It might have been a one year event, but look what we have today.” The festival grew steadily over the years, and finding new ways and spaces to grow has marked the six-year tenure of director Marci Schramm. “We’re in a massive transition stage,” Schramm says. “We’ve gotten wonderfully big, but the question always is, ‘How can we grow more?’” The 2013 festival features four days of music by mostly local bands on 21 stages spread throughout the French Quarter, making it one of the largest free music festivals in the South. Headliners include Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Donald Harrison, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Soul Rebels, George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners, Seguenon Kone and Ivoire Spectacle, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Eric Lindell, Honey Island Swamp Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Bonerama, Raw Oyster Cult, Rotary Downs, Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters and many others. Performances begin at 11 a.m., and outdoor tents and stages feature entertainment until 7 p.m. Thurday and 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Indoor venues, including Preservation Hall and Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse host festival performances until 10 p.m. and midnight, respectively. The largest stages along the riverfront and Jackson Square have always hosted a mix of rock, funk and jazz while traditional jazz bands played on many of the stages on Royal and Bourbon streets. Brass band music is still featured in Woldenberg Park in front of the Aquarium of the Americas, but there is more traditional jazz this year, including a dedicated stage at the French Market, and many stages have developed their own niches. There’s a stage for singer/songwriters at the Historic New Orleans Collection (533 Royal St.). One of the new additions is cabaret music inside the Palm Court Jazz Cafe (1204 Decatur St.), with performers including Philip Melancon, Tom McDermott and Becky Allen. Classical music and opera performances are presented

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MUSIC listings

Lafayette Square — wednesday at the square feat. mother Hips, Jon roniger, 5 The Maison — the session, 6 Maple Leaf Bar — profit feat. andrew block & friends, 10:30

Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

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Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran, topsy Chapman & palm Court Jazz band feat. Dan barrett, 7:30 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — swing-aroux, 8:30

all show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

TUeSDAY 9 Banks Street Bar — irvin bannister & the allstars, 9 Bombay Club — monty banks, 7 Bullets Sports Bar — Kermit ruffins, 6 Checkpoint Charlie — sweet Jones ’lectric Duo, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Johnny sansone & John fohl, 8 Circle Bar — leopold & His fiction, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 d.b.a. — the treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hard Rock Cafe — megan miller band, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — songwriters gumbo, 8 Howlin’ Wolf — sl Jones, Jason lyric, C.i.t.Y. and others, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Carl leblanc, 8 The Maison — gregory agid, 6; magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — all two of Us, 8; michael liuzza & friends, 9; sazerac the Clown’s Cabinet of wonders, 10 Old Point Bar — ian Cunningham, 8

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — phil Degruy, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; shotgun Jazz band, 10

WeDneSDAY 10 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Bombay Club — monty banks, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — sam price, 7 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 5; smoking time Jazz Club feat. Chance bushman, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8 Circle Bar — Chris lee, 6 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 The Cove at University of New Orleans — rex gregory, 7 d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter wolfman washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — leah rucker, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — John mooney, 6 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hard Rock Cafe — rock-aHolics, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — tintypes, 9 House of Blues — Domenic, 6

One Eyed Jacks — ivan & aloysha, fort atlantic, 9

House of Blues (Parish) — Jet lounge, 11

Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8

Howlin’ Wolf Den — mother Hips, 10

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m.

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

Siberia — Corb lund, Country fried, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10

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Papa Grows Funk

TUE 4/9

Rebirth Brass Band

WED 4/10

Andrew Block

THU The Trio feat. Johnny V, George 4/11 Porter Jr. & Special Guests FRI 4/12


SAT 4/13

Dave Jordan CD Release Party

Three Muses — John sinclair & Carlo Ditta, 7

SUN Joe Krown Trio w/Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Joe Krown Trio SUN 4/14 feat. Russell Batiste & Walter Batiste 3/13 Russell Wolfman Washington


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Like the absent subjects of so Circle Bar many Bleached songs, Mika 1032 St. Charles Ave. Miko is gone and it’s not coming back. Getting over it is the crux (504) 588-2616 and crucible of Jennifer and Jessica Clavin’s new sister act, a band formed out of a breakup, unable to forget the past and yet still condemned to repeat it — in overlapping choral form, at the top of their lungs, over a de rigueur sweet-and-sour concoction of girl-group pop smarts and punk-guitar snarls. You don’t have to take the 405 to find a similar L.A. story: Bethany Cosentino, who left behind the draining drones of Pocahaunted for the sun and surf of California dreamer Best Coast and never looked back. As Bleached, the Clavins look back, though not to their past-life cachet and monosyllabic barks as pit-masters of Los Angeles’ all-ages headquarters the Smell. “Boy, don’t tell me I’m crazy,” Jennifer sings on “Searching through the Past,” the power-pop powerhouse off debut LP Ride Your Heart (Dead Oceans). It’s a universally blue plea — crazy for you, crazy for feeling so lonely — that from Miko Mika would’ve come across as a code-red threat. Hunters opens. tickets $10. — NOAH BONAPArte PAIS



The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Rainy Days, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Roaming Home Puppet Cabaret, 8; Ukulele Jake, 10 Oak — Miles Cabeceiras, 9 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Dana Abbott Duet, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Eddie Bayard, Tim Laughlin, Bob Havens & Crescent City Joymakers, 7:30 Pavilion of the Two Sisters — Thursdays at Twilight feat. Tricia Boutte & Paul Longstreth, 6 Prime Example — Sharon Martin, 7 & 9 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rivershack Tavern — Two Man Rubberband, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Brian Jack, 8:30 Siberia — Pallbearers, Eat the Turnbuckle, Snot Rag, Violent Sects, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Don Vappie, 8 & 10

Friday 12 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 7 Banks Street Bar — Billion Ernies, Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus, Informant, Sons of Odin, I’m Fine, New Lands, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Angelina, 8:30 BMC — El DeOrazio, 3 Bombay Club — Leroy Jones, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — DJ Davis, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Matt Lemmler, 9 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Jazz Quartet, 5; Lena Prima & Band, 8:30

Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Esben & the Witch, Heliotropes, Pretty Bleak, 10 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Exactly Legends — Crescent City Soul, 10 Fulton on Tap — Jeb Rault Band, 11 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Papa C & the Slammin’ Horns, 8 Hangar 13 — Blacklist Union, AbPsych, Purvis, Sustenance, 9 Hi-Ho Lounge — The Plum Magnetic, 10 House of Blues (Parish) — AraabMuzik, Giraffage, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — Dee-1, K-DeL, Kris Baptiste, Lex and others, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Maggie Koerner, Marcofunds, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Victor Atkins, Steve Masakowski & Ed Peterson, 2:30; Piano Professors feat. music of Jelly Roll Morton, James Booker and Professor Longhair, 5; Leon “Kid” Chocolate & Friends, 8 Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave Reis, 7

The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Band, 9 Siberia — Manatees, Shirks, Harahan Fats, Trampoline Team, DJs Tralala & Hank Hill, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Herlin Riley, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Moonshiners, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Earphunk, Gris Gris, 10 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Robin Barnes, 9

Saturday 13 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Community Records Block Party feat. Mike Park, Dan Potthast, La Armada and others, noon 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 7 Banks Street Bar — Crescent Guns, 10 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7 Bombay Club — Lillian Boutte, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Evan Christopher, 9 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7

The Maison — New Orleans Swamp Monkeys, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, 10:30; Dysfunktional Bone, 12:30 a.m.

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Wendell Brunious Band, 9

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — New Orleans Nightingale Revue feat. Banu Gibson & Debbie Davis, 7

Circle Bar — Sweet Crude, Social Set, 10

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — High Ground Drifters, 7; Joe Barbara, 9; John Parker, 10

d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; The Hot 8 Brass Band, 11

Oak — Mumbles, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Space Heaters, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Naughty Professor EP release, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Jon-Erik Kellson & Palm Court Jazz Band, 9 Rivershack Tavern — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Mike Dagger’s Paper Steamboat, 9:30

Checkpoint Charlie — Sweet Jones, 7

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz, 10 Freret Street Publiq House — Gravy, 6 Fulton on Tap — Gravity A, 11 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Sci-Fi Zeroes, House of Surf, Joystick, 8 Hangar 13 — Prytania, Down the Phoenix, 9; Flyy by Night, 1 a.m. page 51

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Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 10 St. Roch Tavern — JD Hill & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Luke Winslow-King, 7:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

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Hi-Ho Lounge — Debauche, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — Super Water Sympathy, Luxley, The Dash Between, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Autotomii, Roarshark, Harvard, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Treme Brass Band, 2:30; Original Pinettes Brass Band, 5; Leroy Jones Quintet, 8; Free Agents Brass Band, midnight The Maison — Messy Cookers Jazz Band, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Band, 7; BrassA-Holics, 11; Street Legend Brass Band, 1 a.m. Melius Bar & Grill — Lost in the Sixties, 9 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Kay, 7; The Shiz, 8; Fens, 10 Oak — Hazy Ray, 9 Old Point Bar — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Coyotes, Rotary Downs, Kid Carsons, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Refried Confuzion, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 9:30

d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Colin Lake, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Rex Gregory, 9 House of Blues — Tower of Power, 8 Howlin’ Wolf — Cyhi Da Prynce, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Shannon Powell Trio, 2:30; Colin Lake, 5; Glen David Andrews, 9 The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Cristina Perez, 7; Doombalaya, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Tom Witek Sextet, 7; Brent Walsh & Romy Kaye, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Terry McDermott, 4; Fleur de Lindy, 10 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters feat. Dan Barrett, 7:30 Pour House Saloon — Patrick Cooper, 9 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2

Siberia — Evil Army, Classhole, Demonic Destruction, Ossacrux, 9

Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m.

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dr. Michael White & the Liberty Jazz Band, 8 & 10

Siberia — Angry Samoans, Swingin’ Dicks, Die Rotzz, Patient Zero & the Aids Monkeys, Angry Cats DJs, 9

Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 6; Linnzi Zaorski, 9 Tipitina’s — Eric Lindell, Dana Abbott, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SUNDAY 14 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3; Ron Hotstream, 9 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Bleached, Hunters, Yelephants, 10 City Park Botanical Garden — Iguanas, Los PoBoy-Citos, 4

Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 2 a.m. Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30; Jayna Morgan, 8 United Bakery — F-cktard, Black Market Profits, Vapo Rats, Joystick, 9

MoNDAY 15 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 9 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Evan Christopher’s Fifth Annual Jam, 8

Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 d.b.a. — Luke Winslow King, 6; Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Hard Rock Cafe — Linnzi Zaorski, 9 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8; Merged Music Series, 10:30 House of Blues (Parish) — Pac Div, Micky Munday, Dgoodz, Paasky, Jay Jones and others, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — Dick Dale, Dr. Sick & This Stunted Sextette, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Aris Petrou, 7; Ashley Monaghan, 9; Ryan Morris, 10 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Joe Cabral Trio, 7

clASSicAl/ coNcertS St. Joseph Abbey Church — 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, (985) 892-1800; — Sun: Musica da Camera presents “The Flower of Paradise,”3 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; www.trinitynola. com — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Sun: Crystal Morris, 2; Sun: Terry Rappold, 5 Williams Research Center — Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — Thu: OperaCreole presents scenes from Treemonisha, 7

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NOw shOwING ADMISSION (PG-13) — a straight-laced princeton University admissions officer (tina fey) is told that the son she gave up for adoption may be attending one of the high schools at which she recruits. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — the museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater


THE CALL (R) — a call from a kidnapped teen (abigail breslin) prompts an operator for an emergency call-center (Halle berry) to do whatever she can to save her life. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14


THE CROODS (PG) — a prehistoric family is taken off guard by the arrival of a more evolved caveman in the animated film. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 DEAD MAN DOWN (R) — a man (Colin farrell) infiltrates a criminal empire to make its leader pay for destroying his life. Hollywood 9 EVIL DEAD (R) — friends retreat to an isolated cabin and unintentionally conjure demons in the nearby woods in the remake of the 1981 horror classic. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) — the g.i. Joe team (Channing tatum, bruce willis, Dwayne Johnson) faces threats from a past enemy and from the U.s. government. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — the film is the first installment of peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.r.r. tolkien fantasy. Entergy IMAX THE HOST (PG-13) — the sci-fi film adapted from Twilight author stephenie meyer’s novel centers around parasitic aliens who have invaded earth. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX IDENTITY THIEF (R) — a man (Jason bateman) travels to florida to confront the bawdy, unapologetic con artist (melissa mcCarthy) who stole his identity. Grand, Hollywood 9 JURASSIC PARK 3-D (PG-13) — steven spielberg’s blockbuster about an experimental island inhabited by dinosaurs returns in 3-D. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX NO (R) — a young ad executive (gael garcía bernal) is recruited to speardhead a campaign against Chilean dictator augusto pinochet. Canal Place OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (PG) — terrorists launch a daytime attack on the white House, taking the president and his staff hostage. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) — the

fantasy film follows the transformation of a small-time magician (James franco) into the powerful wizard of oz. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 SPRING BREAKERS (R) — after robbing a diner to pay for a spring break trip, a group of college students dabbles in a life of crime when they arrive in florida. AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies TO THE ARCTIC (G) — meryl streep narrates the documentary following a polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the arctic wildernes. Entergy IMAX TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR (PG-13) — an aspiring marriage counselor whose own marriage is growing stale succumbs to the charms of a client at her internship. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

OPENING FRIDAY 42 (PG-13) — the film tells the story of Jackie robinson and his history-making signing with the brooklyn Dodgers. SCARY MOVIE 5 (PG-13) — the latest installment of the horror-spoof franchise includes send-ups of recent films.

sPEcIAl scREENINGs BIG MAN JAPAN (PG-13) — a 40-year-old man living alone in tokyo periodically transforms into a giant who defends Japan from monsters. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. CELIA THE QUEEN (NR) — the documentary about Celia Cruz, the Cuban “Queen of salsa,” features David byrne, Quincy Jones, gloria estefan and others. 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; DARK VICTORY (NR) — bette Davis stars as a socialite diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Tickets $5.75. 10 a.m. Sunday and April 17, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www. GIRL RISING (PG-13) — richard robbins’ film includes authors’ stories of girls from nine countries narrated by renowned actresses. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. April 16, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center,




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It has always been difficult to imagine a 9:30 p.m. Wednesday faithful screen version of Jack Kerouac’s Prytania theatre, autobiographical and hugely influential 5339 Prytania St., Beat Generation novel On the Road — dif(504) 891-2787; ficult for fans of the book and for the many filmmakers who struggled (and failed) over the last 50 years to bring it to life on screen. or www.neworleansWith its impressionistic, free-form prose and defiance of conventional narrative, On the Road seems inherently resistant to cinematic adaptation. But Kerouac himself saw no problem with the idea. As soon as he got the book published in 1957 (after years of struggle), the author famously wrote Marlon Brando a letter imploring him to buy the rights to the book and star in the film — alongside Kerouac. Brando never replied. Francis Ford Coppola finally bought the rights to On the Road in 1979. Many directors and actors were attached to the project over the following decades, but it was only after Coppola saw Brazilian director Walter Salles’ 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries — about a cross-country journey by another cultural icon, Che Guevara, adapted from his memoir — that On the Road finally found a path to the big screen. Salles’ highly anticipated film may not capture all the wild glory of Kerouac’s book, but it holds significant pleasures for those willing to accept it on its own terms. On the Road has always required nothing less of its many devoted readers. Salles and screenwriter Jose Rivera (who also adapted The Motorcycle Diaries) worked from the many different versions of On the Road that Kerouac wrote in the 1950s, starting with the legendary and recently published On the Road: The Original Scroll, the initial 1951 version written on a 120-foot length of tracing paper taped together by the author and inserted into his typewriter. the screenplay tames Kerouac’s impossible torrent of words in part by taking liberties with the 1957 version of the book. the story remains one of endless Benzedrine-and-alcohol-fueled treks across the U.S. and finally Mexico, including a pit stop at the house of Old Bull Lee (based on William S. Burroughs) in Algiers, La. — which was locally shot. But the multiple sources help Salles and Rivera create a distinctive version of On the Road while retaining the book’s essence — a search for depth and meaning through personal experience in an era of boundless postwar conformity. French cinematographer Eric Gautier’s gorgeous widescreen images of an undeveloped Western U.S. landscape also help On the Road leap from the printed page. Salles retraced the real-life journeys of Kerouac, Neal Cassady and company and shot a documentary called Searching for On the Road before tackling the narrative film, a decision that paid off in spades. Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley deliver solid turns in the Dean Moriarty/Neal Cassady and Sal Paradise/ Jack Kerouac roles, respectively. But the women of On the Road come very close to stealing the show. Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst play Moriarty/Cassady’s long-suffering paramours, and their surprisingly rich performances allow the film to transcend the misogyny of which Kerouac’s book has often been accused. that’s an update well worth the half-century wait. — KEN KORMAN



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Rock solos should only go so long, but in the documentary Sound City, Dave Grohl doesn’t care. With his charisma and musical talents and the lineup of rock stars he surrounds himself with in the film and studio, it works out really well, even with his personal indulgences. The movie takes its name from the legendary Van Nuys, Calif. recording studio where Nirvana recorded Nevermind in 1991. It’s also a self-portrait of Grohl, from climbing in a van with Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic to his present fame. The behind-thescenes rock star party goes from photos and accounts of Sound City’s past to footage recorded during the making of Grohl’s most recent project, the album Sound City: Reel to Reel. The documentary begins with the creation of Sound City studio and the purchase of its distinguishing equipment: a custom-built Neve console that allowed extremely high quality recording on tape in the early 1970s. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks recorded APRIL Sound City Buckingham Nicks at Sound City and soon found themselves recording Fleetwood Mac’s 7:30 p.m. Tuesday second self-titled album there, which put the studio in high demand. It wasn’t until Rick Prytania Theatre, Springfield recorded Working Class Dog that the studio realized massive financial success, 5339 Prytania St., and that kept the space busy for a decade. Music fans will enjoy listening to Neil Young, Mick Fleetwood, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor and many others talk about the nuts and bolts of (504) 891-2787; recording and the happenstances that created particular bands and songs. The movie also features interviews with staffers and assistants who worked at the studio. or www.neworleansThey recount stories of camaraderie with musicians as well the hard times on which Sound City fell when digital recording technology changed the industry in the 1980s. Grohl detours into a debate about what distinguishes artistry in a market where even relatively untalented musicians can create hits using a laptop and software that overcomes all sorts of flaws and deficiencies. It’s a well-rounded debate, but it ends when Nirvana arrives at the nearly bankrupt Sound City in 1991. Nevermind has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and the studio enjoyed a rebirth and another spree of busy years. When Sound City finally closed in 2011, Grohl transplanted its heart, the Neve console, into his own studio. He invited a slew of musicians who recorded at Sound City over the decades to record with him, and then he invited his own rock ’n’ roll idols, including Paul McCartney. Grohl is far from the fearless, broke 21-year-old who joined Nirvana. He’s got the business sense to make a movie (documercial?) about his own album. But the musicians are comfortable and candid with him, and that gives the film its tremendously genuine appeal. — WILL COVIELLO



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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R) — Tim Curry stars in the rock movie-musical that lends itself to audience participation. Tickets $10.50 general admission, $9.50 students, $8.50 children and seniors. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787;

Canadian film is about child soldiers in Africa who get a short-lived opportunity to live normal lives. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 8275858;

SWITCH (NR) — Geologist Scott Tinker and global energy experts explore topics including fracking, nuclear energy, gasoline prices, renewable energy and other issues in the documentary. Free admission. 6 p.m. Friday, University of New Orleans (Geology & Psychology Building), 2000 Lakeshore Dr., 280-6000;

WE ARE WINNING, DON’T FORGET: SHORT WORKS BY JEANGABRIEL PERIOT — The French filmmaker is in attendance for the screening of his short films. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; www.

WAR WITCH (NR) — The Academy Award-nominated

THE WEDDING PARTY (NR) — After a man agrees to secretly marry a Russian woman in exchange for a

large sum of money, his family finds out and plans a ridiculous wedding. There is a reception with filmmaker Amanda Jane before the screening at 6:30 p.m. and a Q&A after the film. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 8275858;

FILM FESTIVALS FILMORAMA — The New Orleans Film Society hosts the weeklong showcase of new foreign and independent film, as well as some classics. Films include On the Road, I am Divine, Getting Back to Abnormal, Like Someone in Love and more.

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OPENING BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Cardak Ni Na Nebu Ni Na Zemlji,” a group show curated by Srdjan Loncar; works by Silke Thoss and Bob Tooke; both through May 4. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; — “Please Be Quiet Please,” paintings by Chris Dennis and words by Lauren Capone, through May 18. Opening reception 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; — “Fly Me to the Moon,” paintings and sculpture celebrating the French Quarter Festival’s 30th anniversary, through April 25. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. — “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939,” through Aug. 4. Opening Friday. POP-UP STUDIO. 117 Focis St., Suite 210, (206) 769-3306; — Works by Adele Sypesteyn. Open studio 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “We Saw the Music,” photographs by Baron Wolman and Bob Compton, through June 1. Opening reception 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 7104506; — “Lite Bright: Experiments of Form and Light,” works by Bonita Day and Madeleine Faust, through May 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 9087331; www.postmedium. org/staplegoods — “Punch List,” mixed-media drawings by Anne Nelson, through May 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Ritual Process,” an MFA thesis exhibition by Kevin Baer, through May 4. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — “Class Reunion,” a group exhibition, through April. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; www. angelakinggallery. com — “Masters Series,” Peter Max’s interpretations of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir and Edgar Degas, through Tuesday.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “The Shape of Relics,” works on paper by Troy Dugas; “Private Practice,” mixed media by Stephanie Patton, through April 20. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 5812440; — “Zombie Katrina, Part One: The Journal,” a multi-media installation by Blake Nelson Boyd, through April 27. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www. — “Systems,” mixed media by James Kennedy, through May 25. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — “Float Me Down the River,” oil paintings by Noah Saterstrom, through April. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Creations in Glass,” sculpture by Carlos Luis Zervigon, through April 27. DILLARD UNIVERSITY. Art Gallery, Cook Communications Center, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 816-4853; www.dillard. edu — Student art show, through May 6. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www. — “Exploring the Abstract,” paintings by Roberto Ortiz, through May 30. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Seamless,” works by Angela Burks, Mandy Rogers Horton and Carri Skoczek, through April 27. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St.,

(504) 568-0955; www. foundationgallerynola. com — “The Offing,” works by Casey Ruble, through April 20.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. — “Louisiana Landscapes II,” paintings by Mickey Asche, Marcia Holmes and Pio Lyons, through April. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; www. art-gallery — Interior design student show, through April 18. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www. — “Painting on Site,” paintings by Steve Bourgeois, through April. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery. com — “Goddesses and Monsters,” graphite drawings by Monica Zeringue, through April 23. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 5225988; — Paintings by Billy Solitario, through Saturday. L’ENTREPOT GALLERY. 527 Julia St., (504) 4504620; www.lentrepotnola. com — “Permanent Address: Cemeteryscapes From Around the World,” a group photography show, through Friday. LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245 — “Southern Fried Fractals,” paintings by Chris Clark; “Light & Atmosphere,” paintings by Sean Friloux; “Random Shots from My Camera,” photographs by Eliot Kamenitz; all through May. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; www. martinechaissongallery. com — “Memory Logos,” paintings and drawings by Jack Niven, through May 24. MID-CITY THEATRE. 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.

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www. neworleansglassworks. com — Hand-blown glass sculpture by James Mongrain and Jason Christian; metal sculpture by Jonathan Christie and Jay Thrash; gyotaku fish prints by Scott Johnson; all through April. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., (504) 610-4899; — “Another Way of Seeing,” a group exhibition of contemporary photographers using manual processes, through May 18. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Cuba Connection,” a group show of paintings, photography, mixed media and installation, through April 27. PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “The White Snake,” interactive ritual and healing performance by VnessWolfCHild and Amanda Stone, through April 19. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., (504) 899-4100 — “Mississippi Mermaids,” works by Sean Yseult, through May. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., (504) 896-6369; — Works by Three Fleming Sisters of Lafitte, through May 2. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 5237945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Lauren Thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 8998182 — Works by Cleland Powell, through April. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www. — “Yonder,” paintings by Thomas Swanston, through April. page 58

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MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; — “Green Waves,” moving image installation by Nicolas Sassoon, through May. Opening reception 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Wednesday-Friday, artist’s reception 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — Works by Matilde Alberny, jewelry by Bonnie Miller, crafts by Peg Martinez and works by Myra Williamson-Wirtz, through April.


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Collages by Troy Dugas and Casey Ruble





The Shape of Relics: Work on paper by troy Dugas Arthur Roger Gallery 432 Julia St. (504) 522-1999 The Offing: New work by Casey Ruble the Foundation Gallery 608 Julia St. (504) 568-0955

In the art world, some people wonder if this is the worst or the best of times. Neither of the leading art capitals, New York and London, have produced any truly exciting new art or artists in ages, but the silver lining is that tedious trends like postmodernism no longer rule, and vital regional art scenes like New Orleans and Los Angeles have never been more highly regarded. this quiet revolution that transcends the prevailing “isms” is exemplified in Acadiana-based troy Dugas’ large cut-paper collages. His well-known mandala-like compositions are so precise they look digital; only up close is it clear they’re cobbled from product labels. the wastes of consumer culture appear transformed, as if by a gesture of aesthetic judo, into something surprising and sublime. His new portrait series, loosely derived from art history and online police reports, also employs a similarly strategic use of product labels. Fayum Blue (pictured) exemplifies his transcendent remake of mugshots reconfigured from engraved French wine labels into something more akin to a shimmering Hindu deity. By transforming the waste products of mass production into unique objects of wonder, Dugas melds the dynamics of op art, pop culture and classical mosaics into an intriguing new gumbo of expanded visual consciousness. Cut-paper collage takes a more muted turn in Casey Ruble’s small-scale compositions of street scenes that initially can look almost bland, as if the collage maestro, Matisse, had entered the realm of Nancy and Sluggo. Even her necessarily more baroque New Orleans vistas can seem almost prosaic, but look again, for there is a deft precision and an almost Zen-like vision at work here. Like Walt Whitman or William Carlos Williams, Ruble poetically probes the mysteries of the familiar. Her ethereally minimal world may seem understated at first, but it is well worth a visit. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDt


TEN GALLERY. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 3331414 — “Magic: the Unravelling,” images painted on cards from the game Magic: the Gathering by Jonathan Mayers, through April 28.

racism and the multiracial experience, for the June group art show. Visit www. for details. Submissions deadline is April.

TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Endless Line” and “Self Portrait,” site-specific wall-drawing installation by Pat Steir, through June 16.

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.

SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www. — “Artmoor,” a bi-monthly showcase of local established and emerging artists, through May 16.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS STUDENT ART & LANGUAGE ARTS CONTEST. Louisiana students ages 5-18 can submit art or writing under the theme “Louisiana’s Natural Resources: What’s Important to You?” for the contest. Visit louisianas-environmentalawareness-art-languagearts-contest for details. Submissions deadline is April 26. MANDEVILLE’S MARIGNY OCTOBERFEAST. the City of Mandeville seeks a poster and logo design for the festival. Email acasborne@cityofmandeville. com for details. Submissions deadline is May 24. 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,

muSEumS AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Am I Not a Brother, Am I Not a Sister?: An Exhibition Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation,” through June 28. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — “And their Voices Cry Freedom Again,” mixed media by Hannibal Lokumbe, through Friday. “A thousand threads,” works by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other transformations,” an exhibit curated by Miranda Lash; “Beyond Beasts: the Art of Court 13,” through June 16. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698–1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20.

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MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www. — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing.


NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. — “Gridiron Glory: the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” through May 5. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org — “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Sunday. “Bayou School: 19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” through May 12. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Rematch,” a retrospective of conceptual artist Mel Chin, through May 25. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — “What Becomes a Legend Most?: the Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers,” through June. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; www. — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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DRAWING US TOGETHER. the International House of Blues Foundation holds a contest for artists ages 14 to 24 with the theme “the power of music to transcend differences and draw people together.” Visit for details. Submission deadline is April 22.

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION NATIONAL JURIED ARTISTS EXHIBITION. the annual competition of contemporary art, opening July 13 and running through Aug. 10, awards cash prizes. Art must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at the art association. Email or visit for details. Application deadline is April.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state. — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls, 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.




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THEATER DEBAUCHERY. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — Pat Bourgeois’ monthly soap opera follows an eccentric New Orleans family. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 9454446; — Skin Horse Theater reprises its stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s epic nonsense poem, in which a motley crew embarks on a journey to find a dangerous and elusive creature. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday.


LOCKDOWN. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — Troi Bechet and Michael “Quess” Moore’s play explores the impact of education reform in postKatrina New Orleans. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through April 21. MISCASTED. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; — The weekly revue takes excerpts from plays and songs from musicals and casts them using actors of different genders, ages or races than the written roles. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Wednesday. MOLD. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — The third installment of John Biguenet’s trio of Hurricane Katrina plays is set in the summer after the levee failures, during which a young husband is forced to choose between his wife and the city he loves. Tickets $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — Four singers bring Sinatra’s

repertoire to life in the musical revue. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, through May 12. THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5012; — The school stages its production of the rock musical on an outdoor stage in the center of campus, and there will be prop bags for audience participation for sale. Tickets $12 ground seating, $15 preferred seating. 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through April 20. SORDID LIVES. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www.cuttingedgeproductions. org — Brian Fontenot directs Del Shores’ cult classic play that follows a colorful Texas family as it confronts its demons while planning a funeral for the family matriarch. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through April 27. THIS SWEATY CITY. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. — Goat in the Road Productions presents the debut of its serial radio show, which follows inhabitants of a water-laden city in which bicycles have personalities and bureaucratic offices operate on moving steamboats. Performances are recorded for podcasts. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. WOLFBOY. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — Two teen boys share an adventure in a mental hospital in Brad Fraser’s play. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, through April 21.

BURLESQUE, CABARET & VARIETY BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bour-

Battle of Angels, recently staged at AllWays Lounge and Theatre, was Tennessee Williams’ first professionally produced play. Although it’s an early work, all of Williams’ strengths are there: the Gothic South, the everyday language that somehow rises to poetry and conflicts that teeter on the edge of melodrama. The story centers on Myra Torrance (Veronica Russell) and Val Xavier (Eli Grove). Myra runs a store in a small Mississippi town. Stricken with a cancerous tumor, her husband Jabe (Doug Mundy) lies on his deathbed upstairs and bangs on the floor with his cane when he wants something. A group of gossips (Nicole Gruter, Lilian Claire Dodenhoff, Patricia Raw and Rebecca Rae) gather in the store and serve as a sort of chorus. They are the first to notice Val, a stranger who arrives in town wearing a snakeskin jacket. Though the town is hardly a paradise, the snakeskin suggests temptation — judging by the women who act like teens swooning over a rock star. Vee Talbot (Rebecca Meyers) is a primitive-style painter who renders religious scenes that she receives in visions — a curious touch, since she is going blind. More important, her son Sheriff Talbott (Barry Bradford) is the heavy in the tale. Although all the women are attracted to Val, it’s the reckless, hard-drinking Cassandra Whiteside (Diana Shortez) who makes a play for him. She’s a rich carouser who says the two of them are soulmates and outsiders “of the fugitive kind.” When she gets too forward, however, he slaps her. Val is a drifter, which sounds romantic, but he is lonely and harbors a dark secret that forces him into a nomadic existence. Val wants a normal life, starting with a job as a salesman in Myra’s store. He’s a stranger and doesn’t know a thing about the business, but eventually she agrees to hire him. These characters are well-drawn although unsure of the undercurrent of romance between them. Russell and Grove play the complex growth of their love with delicate honesty. At the end, the dark secret that’s been haunting Val catches up with him, as does Sheriff Talbott. Death in the form of Jabe hobbles down the stairs on his cane carrying a gun. Val tries to escape and chaos ensues. Glenn Meche directed a top-notch cast and brought a rarely seen Williams play to life. — DALT WONK

bon St., (504) 553-2299; www. — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

RAY NAGIN: THE GOING AWAY PARTY. Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Comedian Chris Champagne and singer Philip Melancon present the satire aimed at the former mayor. Call (504) 330-9117 for reservations. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday.

OPERA MADAME BUTTERFLY. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; — In Puccini’s opera, a young geisha falls for and mar-

ries an American sailor who eventually abandons her. Visit for details. Tickets $35-$195 (plus fees). 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

FAMILY RAPUNZEL. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www. — Ricky Graham directs the spin on the children’s tale, in which the long-haired girl is a child of the ’60s with go-go dancing friends. Tickets $12-15. 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday, through April 21.


LESQUE FESTIVAL. The fifth annual festival (Sept. 19-21) accepts applications from performers including striptease dancers (male and female), singers, emcees, magicians, contortionists, aerialists, duos, troupes, novelty and other variety acts. Visit for details. Application deadline is May 26.

COMEdY ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. BITS & JIGGLES. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504)

265-8855 — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. 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. CHRIS & TAMI. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Chris Trew and Tami Nelson perform an hourlong improvised comedy show. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. CHRIS D’ELIA. The Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe St., (504) 272-0865; www.civicnola. com — The comedian and actor from the NBC series Whitney records a one-hour standup special for Comedy Central. Tickets free via 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY NIGHT. Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St., (504) 899-9211 — Vincent Zambon hosts the free stand-up comedy showcase. 9 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. DREAM FANTASY CASTLE PRESENTS THE BAT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The troupe performs improv in the dark. Tickets $5. 9:15 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — The


double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — the showcase rotates tNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and tami and the Language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054; — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — the theater showcases new improv troupes. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

PRESS PASS. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — the news-centric show includes a panel of commentators and improvisers interpreting headlines. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday. 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. STEVE RANNAZZISI. The Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe St., (504) 272-0865; — the actor and comedian (The League) records a one-hour standup special for Comedy Central. tickets free via 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. thursday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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NEAL BRENNAN. The Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe St., (504) 272-0865; — the comedian, best known for co-creating and writing Chappelle’s Show, records a one-hour standup special for Comedy Central. tickets free via 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday.


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FAMILY SATURDAY 13 BROWNIE SCIENCE DAY. Ochsner Medical Center Kenner, 180 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner — brownie troupe members can perform experience led by ochsner employees, and participants can earn girl scout patches. Visit for details. admission $10. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 5237945; — Jewelry artist maria fomich teaches paint-blowing techniques. pre-registration is recommended. email for details. admission $5. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


KIWANIS CHILD SAFETY & HEALTH EVENT. Mel Ott Park, 2310 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna — the Kiwanis Club of west Jefferson’s event features community resources, children’s activities, music and appearances from Zephyrs mascots boudreaux and Clotile and mcgruff the Crime Dog. free admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDAY 9 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. NOLA BIKE TO WORK DAY. The event includes bike meetups for anyone from first time riders to daily commuters. bike-friendly businesses

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around orleans parish offer bike maps, refreshments, prizes and more starting at 7 a.m. Duncan plaza hosts a meetup for riders with complimentary snacks, giveaways and group photos on the steps of City Hall from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. american sector at the national wwii museum (945 magazine st.) hosts an after-party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit for details.

WEDNESDAY 10 ALTERNATIVES TO PAY TV. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — greg wilde and ray paternostro discuss online video streaming and other alternatives to cable television. 7 p.m. BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GERMANY AND U.S. LECTURE. Loyola University, Joseph A. Danna Center, 6363 St. Charles Ave. — german Honorary Consul to the U.s. paul andersson and director of geomatics at tmg Consulting and german native Jan Heinrich garbers present the lecture. email gba.loyno@ for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. 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. wednesday. IRISH CHANNEL DISHCRAWL. the event takes diners on a tour through

neighborhood restaurants, where they can taste dishes and meet the chefs. initial meeting location will be sent to ticket holders 48 hours prior to the event. Visit www.dishcrawl. com/irishchannel for details. admission $35. 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri Place; www. — the Young leadership Council hosts weekly spring concerts featuring live music, food and drink vendors and more. free admission. Visit www. for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

THURSDAY 11 BIG BOOK SALE. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 4659985; — the sale features more than 65,000 used books and benefits the friends of the Jefferson public library. Call (504) 455-2665 or e-mail for details. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. thursday-saturday, noon to 5 p.m. sunday. CREOLE JAZZ BRUNCH FUNDRAISER. Freret-Bultman House, 1525 Louisiana Ave. — lars edegran and His Creole Jazz Quartet perform at the brunch benefiting the new orleans musicians Clinic. Visit for details. admission $52.50 in advance, $55 at the door. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. thursday. ELEVATION YOGA SERIES. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444 — a free yoga class on the hotel’s rooftop is followed by a cocktail hour with drink specials and a DJ. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. yoga, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. cocktails. FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL. French Quarter Festival, French Quarter, 522-5730; — the 30th annual festival features 22 stages of music by more than 1,000 musicians playing genres ranging from jazz to pop. as many as 60 restaurants will offer a variety of cuisines from around the world. free admission. thursday-sunday.




FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY GALA. Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; — Antoine’s and other French Quarter Fest restaurants sample their cuisine at the event featuring an open bar, live music by Jeremy Davenport, Harmonouche and The Roots of Music. Admission $125 gala, $225 gala and patron party. Patron party 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., gala 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday. HIRING OUR HEROES JOB FAIR. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — The job fair is for injured service members, veterans, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses. Free admission. 9 a.m. to noon. Thursday. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www. for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

THE STRANGE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN QUADROON: FREE WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ATLANTIC WORLD. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www. — Historian Emily Clark presents the lecture. 6 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. Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, 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

FRIDAY 12 GREAT LOUISIANA BIRDFEST. Various locations, visit website for details — The 17th annual event during spring bird migration includes bird watching trips, a social, photo workshop and more. Various locations, Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Visit www. for details. Admission $20-$50 per event. Friday-Sunday. PONCHATOULA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. The 41st annual festival includes lots of strawberries, food, a parade, beauty contest, nonstop music and more. Admission free. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. SKATE AGAINST CRIME. Airline Skate Center, 6711 Airline Drive, 733-2248; www. — Sissy Nobby, DJ Chicken and JC Styles perform at the benefit for the Paige Dejean Scholarship Fund at Southeastern Louisiana University. Call (504) 432-7793 for details. Admission $10. 10 p.m. to 1 am. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. THE X FACTOR SEASON 3 AUDITIONS. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., (504) 280-7171; www.arena. — The FOX series holds auditions for solo artists and vocal groups. Wristbands are distributed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday, and auditions are 7 a.m. Sunday. Visit for details.

SATURDAY 13 AMEDISYS HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING. Amedisys Hospice, 3501 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 225, (504) 832-9363; www. — The hospice trains volunteers to assist terminally ill patients. Advanced registration is required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 —


The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association leads free classes. Registration is required. Call (504) 739-9117 for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. COCHON COTILLION. Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 3617821 — The annual fundraiser for Bridge House/Grace House features food from local restaurants, live music and the Krewe of Pork and Beads indoor parade. Call (504) 821-7135 or visit www. for details. Admission $100. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

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— The fair offers information on various legal issues including living wills, simple wills, divorce, contracts, mortgages and identify theft. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. OCH ART MARKET. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. — This installment of the monthly market features art by NOCCA, Tulane, Loyola and Xavier students and music by student bands. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNDAY 14 BARK IN THE PARK. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; www. — Dog owners are invited to bring their pets and sit in the levee area for the game benefiting the LA/SPCA. The park will also have giveaways, booths with pet resources and adoptable dogs. Admission $6 levee seats, $8-$10 stadium seats (no pets). Gates open at 12:30 p.m., game at 2 p.m. FREEMASON GARAGE


AND JUNK SALE. Freemason Lodge no. 444, 2122 N. Causeway Blvd., (504) 833-8551; com — The Freemasons along with Boy Scouts and Rainbow Girls troops host a yard sale where any person or group may buy or sell items. Call (504) 413-9958 for details. 10 a.m. PUB NITE WITH ST. TAMMANY ANIMAL RESOURCE TEAM. Ruby’s Roadhouse, 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 626-9748; www. — The fundraiser for the nonprofit features food, music, raffles and a live auction. Email for details. Admission $15. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SPORTS HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — The Hornets play the Los Angeles Clippers 7 p.m. Friday and the Dallas Mavericks 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit for details. ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; www. — The Zephyrs play the Round Rock Express 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.

CAll fOR VOlUNTeeRS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (504) 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for

wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 309-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email latifia@ for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or visit for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers


Do You Want A New Smile? to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email volunteer@ or visit www.handsonneworleans. org for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at (504) 832-8111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at (504) 837-0175 or email for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Email Dionne Simoneaux at for details.

MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email for details. NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers.

St., (504) 899-7323 — The author reads from and signs History and Other Poems. 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

CECILY WHITE. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses and signs Prophecy Girl. 1 p.m. Saturday.

PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@ or call (504) 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; www.nocoa. org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 8990820, email elizabeth@scapc. org or visit for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

WORDS 1718 READING SERIES. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 8999308; — Pam Houston reads from Contents May Have Shifted, and a student reading follows. 7 p.m. Tuesday. BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule. BRENDA MARIE OSBEY. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia

COLD CUTS. Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., (504) 947-3735; www.kajunpub. com — The monthly poetry and performance series features three readers. Visit for details. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 5962625; — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. JOHNETTE DOWNING. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The children’s singer and author reads from How to Dress a Po’Boy and performs. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email for details. WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Ordinary Grace. 5:30 p.m. Monday.



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As the leader of a medium-size congregation, you were essentially a CEO. In addition to your counseling and pastoral duties, you likely had to oversee a sizable budget, manage staff and volunteers, direct all facilities maintenance, approve contracts, meet with a board and committees, assist in fundraising and capital campaigns, lead the church’s marketing and outreach efforts, organize Sunday school programs, and serve as leader for a wide range of church events and activities. While the practice of including “reason for leaving” is not generally used in today’s job search, I recommend that those who are leaving the ministry or priesthood address this issue in their cover letters. As in all such situations, always reflect positively on your experiences, acknowledge all you have learned from your former vocation, and state that you are now moving on to new challenges. Here are the specific items you should put in your résumé in order to attract the most interest: • Show the size and scope of your organization, including size of congregation, annual revenues and budget, number of staff and volunteers, and square footage of your facilities. • If applicable, show the growth in those metrics and numbers from your initial date of hire until the present. • List major church projects and accomplishments, fundraising initiatives, new programs, and special events, along with your role in accomplishing them. • Document the articles your have written, community activities you have participated in, and any recognition or honors you received from your church’s regional or national offices. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-3238 DIV. M SUCCESSION OF ULYSSES MORGAN 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: 5323 FOREST PARK LANE, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Legal Description Tall Timbers Sq.3, Lot 58 UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS and no cents ($15,000.00) 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 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 this notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THIS COURT Attorney: Elaine Appleberry Address: 405 Gretna Blvd., Ste. 107 Gretna, LA 70053 Telephone: (504) 362-7800 Gambit: 3/19/13 & 4/9/13 & The Louisiana Weekly Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sabrina Hains, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the heirs of Sandra Peters Jefferson, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the spouse of Christopher Gordon, Carl A. Riddle and Troy Riddle, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty,1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071.


SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER NOTICE IS GIVEN that MARY CLARE HARTMAN, in her capacity as duly qualified and acting Dative Testamentary Executrix, had on behalf of the SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER, and 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 EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($869.000.00) DOLLARS, cash, the Succession’s interest in and to the following described property: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileged servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA in SQUARE NO. 157, bounded by DAUPHINE, BOURBON & PAUGER (late Bourbon) STREETS and ESPLANADE AVENUE, designated by the Letter “A” on the survey by Errol E. Kelly, Surveyors, dated September 17, 1966, a copy of which is annexed to an Act before John H. Hammel, Jr., Notary Public, dated September 21,1966, and according to said survey, said Lot commences at a distance of fifty-two feet, nine inches (52’9”) from the corner of Dauphine and Pauger Streets, and measures thence forty-three feet, four inches actual (47’4”) front on Dauphine Street a width in the rear of forty-seven feet, four inches actual (47’4”A), (47’1”4” according to title), by a depth on the side line towards Esplanade Avenue of ninety-five feet, eleven inches (95’11”) and a first depth on the opposite side line of fifty-eight feet, seven inches, four lines (58’7”4’”), thence widening on a line running towards Pauger Street a distance of four feet, nine inches four lines (4’9”4’”) thence a second depth of thirty-seven feet, no inches four lines (37’0”4”), all as more fully shown on a plat of survey by Gilbert Kelly & Couturie, Inc., Surveyors, dated January 31, 1980 a certified copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Frank P. Battard, Notary Public. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 1824-26 Dauphine Street. New Orleans, Louisiana. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that MARY CLARE HARTMAN, in her capacity as duly qualified and acting Dative Testamentary Executrix, 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 course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. Attorney: Eric M. Schorr Address: 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3815 NOLA 70170 Telephone: 504-582-1500 Gambit: 4/9/13 & 4/30/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Michael Reynaud Stern, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1544 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071.


SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER NOTICE IS GIVEN that MARY CLARE HARTMAN, in her capacity as duly qualified and acting Dative Testamentary Executrix, had on behalf of the SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER, and 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 SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($760,000.00) DOLLARS, cash, the Succession’s interest in and to the following described property: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, in SQUARE NO. 149. thereof, bounded by ROYAL, SPAIN and CHARTRES STREETS and ST. ROCH AVENUE, designated as LOTS 2-A and 2-B on the survey made by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie. Inc., Surveying & Engineering, dated May 3, 1988, according to which said lots adjoin each other and measures as follows, to-wit: Lot 2-A commences at a distance of 107 feet, 0 inches and 2 lines from the corner of Royal and Spain Streets, and measures thence 20 feet. 101/2 inches front on Royal Street, the same width in the rear, by a depth of 97 feet. 10 inches and 6 lines, between equal and parallel lines. Lot 2-B commences at a distance of 86 feet, 1 inch and 6 lines from the comer of Royal and Spain Streets, and measures thence 20 feet, 10 inches and 4 lines front on Royal Street, the same width in the rear, by a depth of 97 feet, 10 inches and 6 lines between equal and parallel lines. As per survey of Mandle Surveying, Inc., dated November 1, 1993. The improvements on lot 2-A bear the Municipal No. 2456 Royal Street. The improvements on lot 2-B bear the Municipal No. 2454 Royal Street, New Orleans. Louisiana. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that MARY CLARE HARTMAN, in her capacity as duly qualified and acting Dative Testamentary Executrix, 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 course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. Attorney: Eric M. Schorr Address: 201 St. Charles Ave. Suite 3815 New Orleans. Louisiana 70170 Telephone: 504-582-1500 Gambit 4/9/13 & 4/30/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of RODRICK GREEN formerly of 1918 Marais or 2025 Marais St. NOLA 70116 contact Atty Carol Anderson at 504-319-7843 or cander1709@ Briceshanay Gresham has filed for tutorship over Dhya Gresham in Orleans Parish Civil Court, any opposition must be filed within 10 days. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mark A. Saulny, please contact Jennifer R. Higgins, Atty., 835 Cherokee St., New Orleans, LA 70118, (504) 952-3164.

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SUCCESSION OF ERNESTINE SENAC DURACHER NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, Denise Rubenstein Bernius, the Testamentary Executrix of the Succession of Ernestine Senac Duracher has made application of the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: THAT PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in what is known as BONNABEL PLACE, the whole as fully shown and delineated on a map by G. W. Lawes, Civil Engineer, a blue print of which is annexed to an act before William A. West, Jr., Notary Public, on December 17, 1940, and according to which the said property is described as follows, to-wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, designated as LOTS NOS. 4-B and 5-A in SQUARE NO. 88. bounded by Esplanade Street, Helios Avenue, Siren Street and Bonnabel Boulevard, and according to said plan of re-subdivision, said LOTS 4-B and 5-A measure each, twenty-six (26’) feet front on ESPLANADE STREET by a depth between equal and parallel lines of one hundred fifty (150’) feet; said LOT NO. 5-A lies nearer to and commences at a distance of 78 feet from the comer of Esplanade Street and Bonnabel Boulevard, according to survey of Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, dated February 15. 1963. the said lots have the same location and measurements. Esplanade is now known as Poplar Street and Siren is now known as Live Oak Street.

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Improvements bear Municipal No. 1809 Poplar Street.


Being the same property acquired in part by Ernestine Senac Duracher from Alfred J. Milligan by act before Walter F. Kollin, Notary Public, dated July 29, 1971, registered in COB 740. Folio 572, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; and acquired in part by Ernestine Senac Duracher from the Succession of Loyid Henry Duracher. being Docket Number 631-747, 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, Judgment of Possession dated May 24, 2006, registered in COB 3166, folio 310, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. TO-WIT: The consideration of $120,000.00 will be paid in cash when the act of sale is passed, succession will pay a pro rata share of taxes for the current year, all property certificates, normal costs and notarization fees of said 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, 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 the law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk Attorney: Gail A. Snakenberg Address: 3009 Lime Street, Suite A Metairie, Louisiana 70006 Telephone: (504) 885-1195 Gambit: 4/9/13 & 4/30/13


Being the same property acquired by DOROTHY BROWN, wife of/and JULES JACOBS, SR., from LILLIAN OVIDE, wife of/and EDWADRD ZILTON, by act passed before STEVEN K. FAULKNER, JR., Notary Public, on July 14th, 1978, and registered in COB 255, folio 69.


Under the terms and conditions provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings and in the amount of $50.000.00—Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law.


WHEREAS the Testamentary Co-Executors of the above Estate have made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: 489 Amethyst Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: For the price and sum of $245,500.00, all cash to seller, as set forth in the Agreement to Buy or Sell, dated March 5, 2013, dated February 6, 2013, filed in these proceedings. Property is sold “as is” without warranties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this Estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgement authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of 7 days from the date of the last publication of this notice, all in accordance with law. CLERK OF COURT, DALE N. ATKINS Attorney: Robert P. Blackburn DeSalvo, Blackburn & Kitchens Address: 45 Lakewood Place New Orleans, LA 70131-8359 Telephone: 504-913-8783 Gambit: 3/19/13 & 4/9/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2011-4423 DIV. I SECT. 14 INTERDICTION OF WALTER WISHEM NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The administrator of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and all the servitudes, appurtenances, prescriptions and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, in what is known as “FLORIDA WALK SUBDIVISION”, in SQUARE NO. 1427-B, bounded by WINTHROP, LAW, BENTON and NORTH DORGENOIS Streets, designated NUMBER THIRTY (30) ON plan of Adloe Orr, C.E., dated September 18th, 1924, and according thereto, said lot commences 94’4”2’” from the corner of WINTHROP Street, by depth of 70’ 8” 1”, and according to a blue print of Surveyors, under date of June 19th, 1947, said LOT 30 measures 30 feet front on WINTHROP Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 70’ 8” 1” between equal and parallel lines, as per plat attached to act from Wilmer and Malgy D. Theard to John A. Stasssi, March 4, 1950, before C. W. Puneky, Notary Public. All in accordance with survey of Gilbert, Kelly and Couturie, Inc., dated July 3, 1978, a copy of which is annexed hereto and made part hereof. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 2531 WINTHROP Street., New Orleans, La.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT Dale N. Atkins, Clerk Attorney: Warren P. McKenna, III Address: 829 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70113 Telephone: 504-581-9322 Gambit: 4/9/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 1998-14910 DIV. C. SECT. 14 SUCCESSION OF JULES JACOBS, SR. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The administrator of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and all the servitudes, appurtenances, prescriptions and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, in what is known as “FLORIDA WALK SUBDIVISION”, in SQUARE NO. 1427-B, bounded by WINTHROP, LAW, BENTON and NORTH DORGENOIS Streets, designated NUMBER THIRTY (30) ON plan of Adloe Orr, C.E., dated September 18th, 1924, and according thereto, said lot commences 94’4”2’” from the corner of WINTHROP Street, by depth of 70’ 8” 1”, and according to a blue print of Surveyors, under date of June 19th, 1947, said LOT 30 measures 30 feet front on WINTHROP Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 70’ 8” 1” between equal and parallel lines, as per plat attached to act from Wilmer and Malgy D. Theard to John A. Stasssi, March 4, 1950, before C. W. Puneky, Notary Public. All in accordance with survey of Gilbert, Kelly and Couturie, Inc., dated July 3, 1978, a copy of which is annexed hereto and made part hereof. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 2531 WINTHROP Street., New Orleans, La. Being the same property acquired by DOROTHY BROWN, wife of/and JULES JACOBS, SR., from LILLIAN OVIDE, wife of/and EDWADRD ZILTON, by act passed before STEVEN K. FAULKNER, JR., Notary Public, on July 14th, 1978, and registered in COB 255, folio 69. Under the terms and conditions provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings and in the amount of $50.000.00—Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such

application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Dale N. Atkins, Clerk Attorney: Warren P. McKenna, III Address: 829 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70113 Telephone: 504-581-9322 Gambit: 4/9/13


SUCCESSION OF EVELYN JOHNSON CLARK NOTICE OF FILING OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTING The account of Leontine G. Glenn, testamentary executrix of this succession covering the period from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 has been filed. The account may be homologated after the expiration of ten days from the date of which this notice is mailed. A copy of the account is filed in the proceedings. New Orleans, Louisiana this day of April 2nd, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE ATKINS, CLERK Attorney: George Pivach, III (10798) Address: 8311 Highway 23, Ste. 104 P.O. Box 7125 Belle Chasse, LA 70037 Telephone: 504-394-1870 Gambit: 4/9/13


SUCCESSION OF DARRELL SINGLETON, SR. NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION AND FINAL ACCOUNT NOTICE IS GIVEN that PAMELA N. FIELDS, Administrator in the above numbered and captioned matter, has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts of the succession in accordance with a Tableau of Distribution and Final Account filed in these proceedings. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of SEVEN (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to its homologation. By Order of the Court, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: Wilson Charles Boveland Address: 1739 St. Bernard Ave. Telephone: 504-931-6608 New Orleans, LA 70116 Gambit: 4/9/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Joannette St. Cyr and Eddie G. St. Cyr or their heirs, please contact Crystal Craddock-Posey, attorney, 1520 Washington Ave., Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 894-0054.


JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT SALE BY CONSTABLE THAT PORTION OF GROUND, BEARING MUNICIPAL NO. 2124-26 A.P. Tureaud Avenue, this city, in the matter entitled: AMERICAN THRIFT & FINANCE PLAN, L.L.C. D/B/A STATE FARM ACCEPTANCE vs SANDRA MCELVEEN, WIFE OF/AND MELVIN ROBIHO By virtue of a writ of Seizure and Sale to me directed by the Honorable The First City Court for the City of New Orleans, in the above entitled cause, I will proceed to sell by public auction, on the ground floor of the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, in the First District of the City on May 14, 2013, at 12:00 o’clock noon, the following described property to wit: That portion of ground situated in the Third District of the city of New Orleans, in Square 1050, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, designated as Lots No. 7 and 8, bearing the Municipal number 2124-26 A.P. Tureaud Avenue. Being the same property acquired by act dated 2/16/1989, CIN 5556 and by act dated 9/29/1989, recorded in # 11583 of Conveyance Office of the Parish of Orleans. WRIT AMOUNT: $10,400.59 Seized in the above suit, TERMS-CASH. The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of ten percent of the purchase price, and the balance within thirty days thereafter. Note: All deposits must be Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order; No Personal Checks. Attorney: Rodney Madere Tel: 504-831-5300 ext 113 Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr Constable, Parish of Orleans Gambit: 4/9/2013 & 5/7/13 & The Louisiana Weekly: 4/8/13 & 5/6/13



SUCCESSION OF DONALD NOEL DUVIO NOTICE OF FILING TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the Tableau of Distribution filed by Erin M. Springer, administratrix of the succession should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. EDNA GOLSBY, DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: Craig S. Sossaman Address: 3351 Severn Ave., Ste. 201 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 455-3100 Gambit: 4/9/13 & 4/30/13


SUCCESSION OF MERRIL L. BOLING, JR. NOTICE TO PUBLISH Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and to all of the persons herein interested to show cause within ten (10) days from this notification ( if any they have or can) why the Final Account and Tableau of Distribution presented by the Independent Administrator of this estate should not be approved and Homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. Lisa M. Cheramie, Deputy Clerk 24TH Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson Attorney: M.H. Phillips Address: 715 Girod Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 524-5555 Gambit: 4/9/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jennifer Lewis DiGiovanni or Frank J. DiGiovanni, IV, please contact Attorney Ashley B. Schepens (504) 648-4040. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Danielle Butler, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071.

SUCCESSION OF YVETTE GUILLOT BOLING NOTICE TO PUBLISH Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and to all the persons herein interested to show cause within ten (10) days from this notification (if any they have or can) why the Final Account and Tableau of Distribution presented by the Independent Executrix of this estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. Edna Golsby, Deputy Clerk Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court, 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson Attorney: M.H. Phillips Address: 715 Girod Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 524-5555 Gambit: 4/9/13

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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.

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Beautiful 2br/2.5 ba in the heart of Magazine shopping district. 1450 sf living, hdwd flrs, Corian countertops, lots of closets, wd burning frplc, DSL cable, 1 prkg spot/unit in a secure lot. Pool. Pets allowed. $269,000. Call Gilyard & Assoc Realty 504/460-9852.

Beautiful Lower Garden District renov’d condo w/ 13’ ceilings, large 25’ combination living & dining room, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, hdwd flrs, 2 bedrooms wi private baths, ss appli & inground pool. Lots of in-unit storage including a walk-in closet & pantry. 1 blk from restaurants, streetcar & parade route. Call Sandy Ward, REMAX, at (504) 259-2616 or

Upper Duplex 2BR/1BA,, Kit, Living/ Dining combo. Front screened porch, hdwd floors, ceiling fans, offstreet pkng. $875/mo. Call (504) 554-3844




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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3 BR/2 BA 1,450 sf Energy efficient weekend retreat situated on 8.5 wooded acres bounded by a 20+ acre stocked lake. House includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood burning stone fireplace in vaulted great room, fully furnished kitchen and utility room with washer and dryer. Screened rear porch overlooking pier and lake make you feel like you have gotten away from it all. To see this fabulous property, call Jean at 601-795-2105. For Sale by Agent/Broker, $220,000.


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






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



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


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Over 25 yrs exp - PTIN Renewal approved. Handle 1040EZ, 1040 current & back years not filed. Filing Earned Income, Sections A - E & others. P/U & Drop off 7240 Crowder Blvd, 3rd Fl, Room B (504) 232-5787 alconola1@


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.




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


Law or Pro’f Office space w/internet. Share recept. phone & copy machine & kitchen area. Plenty of parking. (504) 494-5568


Prefer senior citizen over 55. all util included $700/mo. Must have references. Call 504-202-0381.

KENNER Townhouse Near EJGH

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


Near heart of Metairie, (not Fat City). Dead end street. 1br $700 Rsvd pkg for 1 car, water pd. No smoking/ pets. Call 504-780-1706 or visit us at

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

3239 Nashville Ave. $395,000 Beautiful uptown home in move-in condition. 2386 sf. totally renovated; Gourmet kitchen, 4 br, 2.5 ba, Master suite walkin shower & jetted tub, hardwood floors, tile, energy efficient, cable & CAT-5 ready. Covered deck, landscaped, new roof, new paint throughout in gorgeous grays, stainless appliances, granite countertops, security alarm. Great corner lot! For more info 228-297-2267

1466 Magazine St., $539,900

117 S. Hennessey St., $ 329,900

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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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.

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


Secure bldg. Newly remodeled. Granite, tile, lots of closets. Refrig, stove, w&d. Centrally located near Metairie, UNO & downtown., off st pkg, $700. + dep. 504-228-2282.

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Clara St nr Nashvl. Renov Lg upr, 1 br, dr, lr, furn kit, uti rm w/d hkps, cen a/h, wd flrs, ceil fans, w/d avl on site. $1,000/mo. Avail now. 895-0016.


Studio apt, furn kichen, bath, hardwood flrs, secure bldg, gated parking, laundry room, fitness center, pool, on-site Mgr. $875. 504-430-5719.

1205 ST CHARLES/$1095

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. Avail May 1st Call 504-442-0573/985-871-4324


Upper Vict, Lrg 3br/2ba, furn kit, w/d, wd flrs, lg clst, hi ceils, porch. Garden Dist. police security, gated, pool priv. Prefer 2 prof’s. $1750. (504) 8138186 or (504) 274-8075


3br, lr, dr, kit, 2ba, wd flr, c-a/h, upper duplex, yd, off st prkg. No pets. $1400 • 432-7955 / 277-1588


1 BR lower, hi ceil, hdwd flrs, cen a/h, w/d, ceil fans, fnc bkyd, offst pkg. $850/mo + dep. Avail May 1. 504897-6916, 931-5323 or 895-4726.

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1/2 dbl, 4 rms, 2 ba, furn kit, free use of w&d, c-a/h, crtyd. Camp & Toledano Sts. No Dogs please. $950/ mo. 319-0531.


Small efficiency 1 person apt. No smokers or pets. section 8 OK, $650 + security deposit. All utilities paid. Call 504-259-6999.


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


2 Story house. Nicely furn’s w/art. Wonderful patio & o/s pkng. Quiet residential n’brhood. Looking for super responsible people who can take care of an older cat. Sublease starts Aug. 1 thru October. Can negotiate length of stay. $3500/month. (504) 975-2185 or


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