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Schools and Sea Monsters A widely reprinted story about Louisiana private schools using the Loch Ness monster to “disprove” evolution overlooks the state’s real education problems.


a group of young professionals in Acadiana, is raising funds to sustain the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), a state agency which saw its budget slashed by Gov. Bobby Jindal last month. FrancoJeunes is asking 100,000 Cajuns, Creoles and supporters of the French language in the state to contribute a dollar apiece to keep CODOFIL alive. In the first 48 hours of its campaign, FrancoJeunes raised more than $5,000.

Academy and Learning Institute in Westlake. Its principal told Reuters that students there are not exposed to evolution. How did this obscure Christian school from Westlake get thrust into the international spotlight? It began with Gov. Bobby Jindal and the state’s brand new voucher program. Eternity Christian has been approved for 135 vouchers — 15 for each grade level (kindergarten through eighth grade) — as part of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which provides vouchers for nonpublic school tuition to students from underperforming public schools. Louisiana’s House Bill 976 proposed a seemingly simple but controversial law: students from failing or under-performing public schools should have the option to go to a private school. It was Jindal’s big reveal for his education “reform” package, and House Bill 976 soon became law as Act 2. Its opponents argued, as have opponents of similar bills in other states, that public funds shouldn’t go to private institutions, and that it pits public schools in competition against each other in a shift to privatize all schools. Vouchers are available to students from low- and middleincome families and those who attend poorly performing public schools — more than half the state’s student population, but only 5,000 vouchers are available for the program’s pilot year. For every tuition-paying voucher, a public school in that student’s district loses commensurate funding. HB 976, which is 47 pages long, does not offer benchmarks for accountability at failing private schools, unlike public schools, which are scrutinized for failing performances. Schools had until May 19 to apply, and the results dropped

a PGA Tour golfer, won the first Zurich Charity Cup, a fan- and social media-based award decided by online voting on the Zurich Classic website. Zurich and Golf magazine will make a $30,000 donation in Crane’s name to the St. Bernard Project, the charity that has rebuilt hundreds of homes in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods.

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was permanently disbarred from practicing law in Louisiana by the state Supreme Court June 29. Shepherd, a Democrat from Marrero who had served in both the state Senate and House of Representatives, pleaded guilty in 2010 to one count of money laundering and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was released into a halfway house in November 2011 and had fought the disbarment.


launched a new series about American cities last week by featuring New Orleans. The report began, “New Orleans became a blank slate after Hurricane Katrina struck.” Ouch. We agree with resident Beth Blankenship, who commented on NPR’s website, “New Orleans most certainly did not become a ‘blank slate’ in 2005. More than 350,000 people live here … and continue the lives we lived before 2005, in the traditions of this very old, very non-blank city.”

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Biology textbook 1099, produced by Accelerated Christian Education Inc. (ACE), was first published in 1995. A passage reads: “Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘Nessie,’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur. … Could a fish have developed into a dinosaur? As astonishing as it may seem, many evolutionists theorize that fish evolved into amphibians and amphibians into reptiles. This gradual change from fish to reptiles has no scientific basis. No transitional fossils have been or ever will be discovered because God created each type of fish, amphibian, and reptile as separate, unique animals. Any similarities that exist among them are due to the fact that one Master Craftsman fashioned them all.” ACE (“Reaching the world for Christ … one child at a time”) is a Tennessee-based — not Louisiana — textbook publisher and educator that provides teaching materials to private schools and for homeschooling. It was founded in 1970 and has been criticized by secular educators for misrepresenting history and science and producing dubious instructional material. In the 2010-2011 school year, it earned $1.4 million in tuition revenue, with a total revenue of nearly $2 million and with a total worth of more than $5 million. ACE is one of the country’s largest publishers of Christian teaching materials, alongside A Beka Book Publications (“excellence in education from a Christian perspective”) and Bob Jones University Press (“Christ-centered resources for education”), which both produce similar material for homeschooling and Christian schools across the country — again, not just Louisiana. Thanks to the widely circulated “Loch Ness” story, the school now associated with ACE in Louisiana is Eternity Christian


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By Alex Woodward ouisiana is no stranger to click-through slideshow articles about “the worst” something or other: schools, states, crime. Every few weeks the Internet gets in its “Louisiana is dumb” jokes and moves on to the next headline. “Louisiana Private Schools Teach Loch Ness Monster Is Real” didn’t come from the satirical newspaper The Onion. That wholly inaccurate string of words came from the aggregate news website The Huffington Post, and was repeated on hundreds other websites and newspapers in the latest attempt to click-grab readers based on something stupid happening in Louisiana. But this time they were wrong. Sort of.

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The genesis of the Loch Ness story doesn’t come from Louisiana’s current education brouhaha, but from a three-year-old article first published in an overseas trade newspaper. According to a July 31, 2009 article in the education publication TES Newspaper, the U.K.’s National Academic Recognition Information Centre approved something called the International Certificate of Christian Education — comparable to a diploma from a Christian school. Recipients of the certificate graduate from British schools teaching Evangelical Christian-based social sciences and biology from textbooks purchased from ACE. Sources used for the article were former Christian fundamentalist-turned-critic Jonny page 10

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in June: The more than 120 private schools that applied for the program are mostly small and cash-strapped Christian schools — “prestigious” private schools have fewer openings, and most of the approved schools teach Bible-based curricula. Twenty school districts joined a lawsuit pending against the state to argue the program is unconstitutional and violates a state constitutional provision that “state funding for public education shall be equitably allocated to public systems.” “This is not about reform,” said Barbara Forrest, a philosophy professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a critic of intelligent design. “You don’t reform education when you send children to schools on public money and they’ll come out with a total misconception about what science is, and the science of evolution.” Among the approved schools in New Orleans are mostly Catholic grammar schools with only a handful of openings, except for the Upperroom Bible Church Academy on Lake Forest Boulevard, which has been approved for 167 scholarships in kindergarten through seventh grade; Light City Christian Academy on St. Claude Avenue, 117 scholarships in kindergarten through seventh grade; and New Orleans Adventist Academy, 130 scholarships in kindergarten through eighth grade. (The Adventist school system, second-only in size worldwide to Catholic schools, teaches a creationist-based science curriculum.) But the New Living Word in Ruston — a school without a library and a mostly DVD-based curriculum — qualified for 315 vouchers, the most of any school in the state. “Up to this point, we’ve done additional follow-up site visits, reviews of staffing plans for schools that want to take additional students that they have staff in place, we’ve reviewed their academic plan as well to make sure they’re able to accommodate additional students coming into the school,” said Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) deputy chief of staff Nicholas Bolt. “In many cases we’ve done a tour of the facilities to make sure they have the physical space for the students they’re requesting.” Schools that applied had to meet the approval of a “nonpublic review board” and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Bolt said DOE will soon release its criteria for participation. “Any type of concern about (schools) we do a physical site visit,” he said. “We look at the facilities, we review their plan and what they told us they expect to build. All of that will come into a plan and we’ll generate a final recommendation. ... In some cases the facility isn’t large enough (and) that may impact the number of students they’re allowed to provide.” The review board also assesses and approves curricula, but Bolt said material itself — “textbook by textbook” — is not vetted in the same way as public schools. It is largely up to the discretion of the schools. “There is a process by which nonpublic schools have to have their curriculum reviewed to be a certified nonpublic school in Louisiana,” he said. “Not all public school material is vetted, as well. There is some discretion, there is some autonomy (over) the type of material you’d like to present.” The schools are largely held accountable for state standardized test scores and requirements. Even smaller-sized voucher recipients like Northeast Baptist School (NBS), which was preliminarily approved for 40 scholarships, are forthright about their curricula. NBS’ website states: “The Christian curriculum used at NBS is designed for traditional classroom teaching. Materials used include the A Beka Book Publications and Bob Jones University Press Publications.”


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scaramanga and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, who had discovered schools using the textbooks in classes throughout the U.K. ACe-curriculum schools, they claimed, taught creationism, the “benefits” of apartheid, Noah’s Ark — and that the Loch Ness monster is a living plesiosaur, a dinosaur whose existence disproves evolution. in 2011, Rachel Tabachnick wrote a series of lengthy articles for the website about the state of Christian academy curricula in the U.s., particularly those funded by voucher programs, mostly in Florida but also voucher programs in Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania and wisconsin. This year, Jindal’s education “re-

form” program introduced vouchers for public school students to attend private schools, provided the schools meet certain requirements. The DOe unveiled the schools applying for those funds, and listed how many scholarships met preliminary approval. As the voucher program was underway in Louisiana, newspapers in scotland picked up news that some of the teaching materials used at approved schools contain ACe textbooks — the ones floating Nessie as a real-life dinosaur. Loch Ness, being a treasured scottish landmark, gave readers a laugh-out-loud headline (“How American fundamentalist schools are using Nessie to disprove evolution” read The Herald

Scotland). similar headlines took the story viral, with jabs from everyone from political website wonkette to Mother Jones and The Washington Post — all over a not-so-new story, one that’s hardly unique to Louisiana, and the contents of a 17-year-old textbook that may not even be used in 2012. But the spotlight was on Louisiana — not ACe, the company earning the school’s dollars and printing the materials, nor the program itself, nor any of the other states that use ACe materials in their schools. “The darn thing has gone viral,” Forrest said, “and we have a lot more solid material we can consult in order to establish that paying public dollars to fund

religious schools is a really bad idea.” Less noticed outside the state was a May 2012 story published in the Monroe newspaper The News-Star, which detailed the lack of facilities at a Christian school in Ruston that had been approved for135 student vouchers. earlier this month, leaked emails printed by The News-Star showed DOe superintendent John white emailing Jindal staffers in response, and writing he would “create a news story” to “talk through the process with the media, muddying up a narrative they’re trying to keep black and white.” it was more substantial and less sexy than a story about southerners and sea monsters, but it wasn’t reprinted around the world.

Bob Marshall, whose future with the organization had been unclear, told his colleagues and friends he had rejected a job offer from the NOLA Media Group. Marshall, a graduate of Tulane University, is a 40-year veteran of the paper and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. As of press time, NOLA Media Group was still advertising reporting and other positions on the website, as well as on Craigslist New Orleans. — KeviN ALLMAN

phone theft in April. McCarthy testified last week he was listening to a police scanner when he heard a conversation between two police officers in which the ranking officer seemed to be instructing his subordinate to downgrade the incident from a theft to a “signal 21,” meaning “lost or stolen property.” Lori Mince, an attorney for the newspaper, said that unlike thefts, signal 21s are not included in Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics collected by the U.s. Department of Justice. if crimes are systematically downgraded, it can significantly skew the city’s official crime rate by underreporting major crimes. — CHARLes MALDONADO

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“i actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s founding fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools. … Unfortunately it will not be limited to the founders’ religion. we need to ensure that it does not open the door to fund radical islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. i do not support using public funds for teaching islam anywhere here in Louisiana.” — State Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, quoted in the Livingston Parish News. Watson voted for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher program, which allows tax dollars to be used to send children from failing public school to private and faith-based schools. Hodges said she thought she was voting for “giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school.”


“what’s to stop this administration — we know the First Lady is very keen on us eating healthy — why not tax people for not eating tofu?” — Gov. Bobby Jindal on a conference call with reporters July 5, once again taking a national platform to attack the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The high court upheld the constitutionality of the health care plan by saying it fell within Congress’ power to levy taxes. Jindal spent much of last week on a Midwestern bus tour shadowing President Barack Obama’s bus tour, stumping for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

signs of the times (Picayune) legislators contribute to drive to save the daily paper

The “save the Picayune” campaignstyle yard signs popping up around town this week are being funded by an unusual source — five New Orleansarea members of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Reps. Neil Abramson, Wesley Bishop, Jared Brossett, Walt Leger and Helena Moreno have chipped in personally to pay for the signs, which are free to anyone who emails saveOurTP@ Abramson told Gambit it’s a genuine and heartfelt response to news that their city’s hometown paper would be scaling back print production to three days a week in October. “we see the value the Times-Picayune employees have to the city,” Abramson said, “and we see the need the city has for a

newspaper seven days a week.” Asked if there’s any possible impropriety in a group of politicians publicly (and financially) supporting a newspaper that covers them, Abramson said no. “You could look at it that we may be ticking off the paper’s editorial board [with the signs],” he said, “so i guess it cuts both ways.” The initial order is for 500 lawn placards, which began being distributed July 6. Abramson declined to discuss how much the representatives had chipped in, but said, “if they run out [of signs], we’ll make more.” Meanwhile, the paper saw two more high-profile departures last week. Crime reporter Brendan McCarthy, who had turned down a job offer with the new NOLA Media Group, confirmed he had accepted a position as an investigative reporter at wwL-Tv, just as fellow reporter David Hammer did the week before. Outdoors editor

t-P entitled to complete report city to appeal ruling in reporter’s open records suit

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Lloyd Medley ruled last week that Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) violated the Louisiana Public Records Law by failing to produce a full police report requested by Brendan McCarthy, crime reporter for The Times-Picayune, in April. NOPD handed over the report in May, but all identifying victim information was blacked out. The newspaper filed suit in late June demanding the full record. On July 2, Medley ordered the city to turn over the full incident report immediately. However, the judge said the city may delay producing the full report if it chooses to appeal his ruling. in an emailed statement, Landrieu’s spokesman Ryan Berni said the city will appeal. “This was a matter of protecting victims of crime,” Berni wrote. “we have consistently provided more transparency and openness in city government and will do so within the bounds of the law.” The lawsuit stems from an alleged

Pulling the plug lt. governor slams cuts to libraries, cultural programs

Louisiana’s 2012-2013 state budget eliminated all state library grants, which have been used by local library systems to pay for internet service and other technology expenses. The savings to the overall state budget is relatively small — the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (CRT) was asking for $896,000 — but Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, whose office administers CRT, told Gambit last week the cut will have an outsized impact. “it’s going to have a very significant impact on libraries, particularly the rural ones,” Dardenne said. Libraries in larger, urban parishes won’t likely feel any pain from the cuts. The New Orleans Public Library’s $12.5 million 2012 operating budget comes entirely from a local millage. Last year, it received only $13,000 from the state, according

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to city budget documents. But a June 28 story in Library Journal found that, in some smaller parishes, the grants account for significant portions of local library budgets. according to the story, the audubon regional library, which serves east Feliciana and saint helena parishes, received $50,000 from the state last year — 10 percent of the system’s total budget. dardenne said he hopes libraries can maintain funding for Internet access and computers, but “it will be at the expense of other priorities in their budgets.” according to a recently released U.s. Census report compiled from U.s. department of Commerce statistics, only about 63 percent of louisiana residents have at-home Internet access, compared to a national average of 71 percent. “at a time when we’re stressing education as much as we are in the state, it’s particularly concerning for young people who rely on their libraries because they might not have computer access at home,” dardenne said. “[The library grant program] is clearly an appropriate area for reconsideration next year.” dardenne — like Gov. Bobby Jindal, a republican — also criticized the governor for vetoing $100,000 in state grant funds to the Council on the development of French in louisiana (CodoFIl), which amounted to 40 percent of the state agency’s total operating budget. “This veto came out of the blue,” dardenne said. The lieutenant governor praised CodoFIl, saying the organization, created by lawmakers in 1968, had been “rejuvenated” in recent years, expanding its services, including French language immersion programs. The veto is “a slap in the face to every Frenchspeaking person in louisiana,” dardenne added. The lieutenant governor noted the ironic timing of Jindal’s veto: “during the bicentennial year when we’re celebrating the history of the state and our connections to France and Canada, it was particularly disturbing.” — Charles Maldonado

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Considering Romney’s other possible running mates, Jindal is the runt of the litter. And that’s just the recent news. In Louisiana, it’s “old news” that Jindal gutted the Ethics Code and completely defanged the state Ethics Commission — even as he brags to uninformed out-of-state audiences on his many fundraising trips that he gave Louisiana an ethical “gold standard.” He is also the least transparent governor in America, having rammed through the legislature a bill that allows him to keep all of his official records secret by routinely declaring them to be “part of the governor’s deliberative process.” Anyone who vets Jindal beyond the governor’s press releases will have no difficulty concluding that he should not be anybody’s pick for vice-president. In fact, considering Romney’s other possible running mates, Jindal is the runt of the litter. We do agree with Frum on one point, however: Bobby Jindal is a real doozy.



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hen Gov. Bobby Jindal went on Meet the Press July 1, he made the semantic shift that everyone in Louisiana knew was coming. For more than a year, and as recently as last month, Jindal has denied his craven desire for national office with the line, “I have the job I want.” But last week, when asked by host David Gregory if he would consider being Mitt Romney’s running mate, Jindal said, “We’re not speculating. We’re not talking about that. I’ll refer all those questions to Governor Romney and his campaign.” From a firm pledge to remain Louisiana’s governor to “Ask Mitt” in just a few weeks? Jindal’s flip-flop was no surprise, but it was shameless nonetheless. Outside Louisiana, the fawning has begun. GOP pundit and veteran Beltway insider George Will says Jindal is his pick. David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, endorsed Jindal in a CNN column, writing, “Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a doozy: a brilliant policy mind with an inspirational life story who has run an effective government in corruption-tainted Louisiana.” That may be the view from Washington — a view based on years of spin that Team Jindal has painstakingly crafted (often out of whole cloth) and relentlessly cultivated. The story line is familiar if far-fetched: Bobby Jindal has run an effective government, cutting waste, increasing transparency and fighting corruption. Down here, of course, we know him better. To us, “The Doozy” means something else entirely. Here’s what The Real Doozy has been up to lately:     • On the same day Jindal went on Meet the Press to denounce the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare), Congress lowered the state’s federal Medicaid match — cutting Louisiana’s Medicaid funds by $859 million. Consequently, funding to Louisiana public hospitals will be slashed, along with preventive care for the elderly, the disabled and the indigent. Rather than take the lead on devising a plan to help Louisiana’s neediest — or even draw attention to the problem — Jindal spent last week on the road, stumping for Romney and making the national TV news rounds denouncing Obamacare. He has boasted he will not expand Medicaid coverage in Louisiana or set up health exchanges (a key provision of the ACA), even though we rank among America’s poorest states. What he doesn’t say is that if Louisiana fails to establish health exchanges, the feds will do it for us. Such posturing is vintage Jindal.   • He cut all state aid for public libraries in Louisiana, a move that will hit poor and rural parishes hardest. In those parishes, people rely on libraries for Internet access

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fter more than four years in office, Gov. Bobby Jindal has crystallized a political style that, should he go national, will get lots of scrutiny. Here’s a first look. Rule No. 1: No Outsiders — louisiana’s Medicaid program faces $1.1 billion in cuts, and the state is scrambling to straighten out an alternative fuels tax credit that could cost the state hundreds of millions more. Given the severity of the situation, some lawmakers are calling for a special session. don’t count on it. Commissioner of administration Paul rainwater told the associated Press last week, “We’ll deal with it as quick as possible.” In using the contracted “we” (make that the “royal we”), rainwater probably didn’t mean the Governor’s office and 144 lawmakers. He meant Team Jindal, and only Team Jindal. Meanwhile, Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce d. Greenstein spent a good portion of the past week refusing to take part in a televised forum … on the future of health care in louisiana. Rule No. 2: Be Steadfast, But Flexible — Speaking of health care, Jindal has decided to single-handedly stop President Barack obama’s health care overhaul from taking effect in louisiana. at the same time, his administration is bemoaning the fact the feds have cut louisiana’s share of Medicaid funds. foster Campbell, a democrat from oak Grove who chairs the Public Service Commission, has taken Jindal to task. The juxtaposition is notable: Campbell is a self-styled, old-school populist of the old school who wants to be governor, while Jindal first became governor running as a new-style populist. Jindal campaigned as an outsider taking on the government elite in 2007, cultivating votes in every one-stoplight town in louisiana. Today, Campbell is still a populist who wants to be governor, but Jindal is something different — a talking head governor who wants to be president. “He and his family have access to statesubsidized health care, and yet he denies health care for hundreds of thousands of louisiana residents who cannot afford it,” Campbell says. “It’s the worst form of hypocrisy.” regardless of whether Jindal does go national, he will be at the center of the health care debate. Rule No. 3: Keep It Quiet — Controversy dogged state Education Superintendent John White last week when the Monroe News-Star published emails wherein White described a plan to “muddy up a narrative” related to school




Why aren’t St. Mary and St. Joseph streets next to one another? Who determined the locations for all the saint-named streets? Morris Katzman Dear Morris, The naming of streets in New Orleans is a curious matter. Naming rights usually went to property owners, developers or city councils. As the city spread away from the original French Quarter, Bertrand Gravier and his wife Marie developed the first subdivision, or faubourg, upriver in 1788. To honor King Charles of Spain, the couple named a street after him — and at the same time bestowed honorary sainthood on the monarch. Gravier named his neighborhood after himself, but when his wife died, he changed it to Faubourg Ste. Marie in her honor. St. Mary Street is not in this area, but St. Joseph Street is; it was named after Gravier’s wife, whose full name was Marie Josepha Deslonde. St. Mary Street is upriver in the Faubourg Des Religieuses, which was created in 1810. The Ursuline nuns owned the land, so when the property was subdivided and

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Landowners often named streets in tribute to loved ones, benefactors and people they held in high esteem. Religious and Nuns streets, which intersect a half-block off Tchoupitoulas in the Lower Garden District, were named to honor the Ursuline nuns by Jacques Francois Enoul Livaudais, whose plantation abutted land owned by the Ursulines. Orleans, named a street for himself and his patron saint: St. Adrien. But the street was changed to St. Ursula and later to Ursulines Street, where the nuns built their convent. The practice of allowing each landowner to name the streets when he or she subdivided property caused great confusion when the faubourgs grew together. There were duplications in street names, and attempts were made to remedy

the problem. City ordinances in 1852, 1894 and 1932 changed scores of names. When Willow Street was so named in 1852, it wiped out two saint names; before Willow, it had been called St. Adeline Street and before that St. Jane Street. New Orleans used to have roadways honoring St. Amand, St. Avid, St. Azelie, St. David, St. Francis, St. George, St. Michael and St. Paul. But there never was a St. Luke Street.

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Jindal’s Slide lot of Republican faithful are swooning over Gov. Bobby Jindal these days. It’s all part of the governor’s grand plan — that is, his exit strategy from Louisiana. That plan may or may not gel between now and November, but it’s interesting to note that Jindal’s rise in national GoP prominence coincides with his lowest approval ratings ever among Louisiana voters. Veteran pollster Verne Kennedy has surveyed Louisiana voters for a group of local businessmen, including former gubernatorial and mayoral candidate John Georges. Kennedy’s poll numbers on Jindal are telling. They show a steady erosion of his “favorable” ratings and an equally steady rise in his “unfavorable” ratings. For example, in December 2006, while Jindal was serving in Congress but clearly planning to run for governor the following year, 78 percent of the voters surveyed said they had a “favorable” impression of him. only 8 percent had an “unfavorable” impression. That was the high-water mark for Jindal. In May 2007, as Jindal’s campaign was about to launch, his numbers were equally

stratospheric: 76 percent favorable; 8 percent unfavorable. Those two surveys were only five months apart, and the numbers are within pollsters’ standard plus-or-minus 3.5 percent margin of error. Jindal took office in January 2008. Like all new governors, he enjoyed a honeymoon period during which voter approval remained high. But, like most governors, Jindal has seen his approval ratings slip with the passage of time. This is inevitable for just about any high-ranking politician. You can’t hold elective office without having to make tough decisions, and once you start making decisions, you please some folks and disappoint others. over time, the disappointments add up. In January 2011, nine months before his easy re-election, Jindal’s “favorables” had fallen to 56 percent — and his “unfavorables” had risen to 25 percent. Much of that shift was probably inevitable, given Jindal’s very high early numbers, and in fairness to him the 2011 numbers are still very high for an incumbent on the eve of a re-election campaign. Any time an incumbent is comfortably above 50 percent in the polls

Like most governors, Jindal has seen his approval ratings slip with the passage of time. — and his favorables are at least twice his unfavorables, as was the case for Jindal — he has reason to feel good about his standing with voters. That said, it’s also fair to note that despite his easy re-election campaign, Jindal no longer was the rock star he appeared to be in 2007. Witness the low turnout in the 2011 campaign. Despite Jindal’s large margin of victory, only 23 of Louisiana’s electorate actually voted to re-elect him. Not exactly a mandate. In fact, shortly before his re-election, an

August 2011 Kennedy poll showed Jindal’s favorables had fallen to 49 percent — and his unfavorables had risen to 31 percent. By then, however, it was clear that Democrats’ fortunes had fallen even more precipitously. Jindal (along with every other statewide GoP candidate) had the good fortune of not attracting a major challenger. still, those numbers represent a low-water mark for Jindal. Last month, Kennedy’s most recent survey showed the slide in Jindal’s favorable rating has stopped — his favorables were 50 percent — but his unfavorables continued to rise to 35 percent. That’s a favorable-to-unfavorable ratio of merely 1.4:1, which is hardly anything to crow about. Much of Jindal’s decline in popularity may be attributable to the fact that Louisiana faces tough economic times, and Jindal has had to make some tough decisions. Nevertheless, Jindal has to own those numbers. sooner or later, all of his decisions are going to catch up with him. Maybe that’s why he’s so anxious to get the hell out of Louisiana.

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to spend years in the bowels of a civic institution — long enough that I began to understand what a statistic might represent, and what it might not represent. When I did the job, there were at least half a dozen different police reporters like me working at The Baltimore Sun and Evening Sun. We covered some ground. Today, there are two such creatures struggling to keep up, not only with the daily headlines, but with the kind of institutional reporting that is required for a story like this one to be not only discovered, but understood in all of its obscure, but essential back-and-forth. This is no reflection on those guys: In a newsroom with more empty desks every month, they are buried by the workload. They get to as much as humanly possible, and indeed, they have at points undertaken fine institutional reporting, witness Justin Fenton’s work on the underreporting of sexual assaults in Baltimore. But make no mistake: The Baltimore Sun of the 1980s or the 1990s — staffed with a half-dozen or more police reporters, some of whom had been gathering sources since the late 1960s — would have acquired all of the motivations and implications as the policy change was implemented, and it would have been not only a headline, but a full-blown controversy long ago. That isn’t to credit myself at all. This is a story that a Roger Twigg or an Ann LoLordo would have nailed long before I ever found my way to the headquarters building. The Baltimore Police Department was a beat; and it was covered as a beat, as an institution. The daily tally of crime and punishment is always the easy part. What happened yesterday is cake. A smart 14-year-old can call a police spokesman, get rote facts and report what occurred in the 1400 block of East Baltimore Street. But what is actually happening within the institutions themselves? And what that will mean to a city? That shit, my friends, is what makes journalism a career for grown-ups. The above preamble is important, I think. Because the story I’m going to relate to you is the kind of tale that is disappearing from the pages of American newspapers. It is arcane, and it is a bit boring and very much inside-baseball. It is also, tellingly, more important to the welfare of a city than dozens of this-happenedyesterday-police-said stories that remain a staple of our news report, both on- and offline.

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Which is lazy. And dumb. And embarrassing in its lack of intellectual rigor. But it will be said by some. They will tweet it, and it will have all the appearance of being clever in 140 characters or less. But it is flippant and useless, which, frankly, is a common outcome when people are thinking in 140-character morsels. No, the reason I am able to tell you this story is not because I am now an amateur or because I have a blog. It is, above all, because a news organization paid me for years on end to cover the same approximate beat on a full-time basis. For the first three years or so, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I wrote a lot — more than 300 bylines in one year alone — but much of it was credulous and reactive, leavened only by what police and prosecutors told me; none of it carried much of the nuance or understanding required to actually acquire any deeper truth. That stuff only began showing up after I’d had some years of learning the game, of rummaging documents, of learning which sources to trust. I did all of that not as an amateur, and not as a hobby. I did it for 50 or 60 hours a week because The Baltimore Sun had a sufficient revenue stream to pay me a living wage and benefits so that I could take a mortgage and raise a family and show up to do the work on a daily basis. I didn’t do it because I loved cops or hated cops, or loved or hated criminals or lawyers or bureaucrats. I didn’t have any other agenda than the news report itself. The sinecure of professional prose journalism, which is now threatened by a new economic model, was the only place in my city where resources were once allocated for an independent, unaligned voice

The Stat: In 2011, the Baltimore Police Department charged 70 defendants with murder or manslaughter. Yet in 2010, the department charged 130 defendants with such crimes. And the year before that, the department charged 150 defendants with killing another person in Baltimore. Crime — and murder — is down in Baltimore — until the present year at least, when the department is again contending with a moderate spike in homicides. But it did not decline by 50 percent. Not even close. Yet, in the span of a single year, the department’s deterrent against the most serious criminal

act imaginable has been cut in half. From an average of 140 defendants over the previous two years, Baltimore police are now only able to charge half as many defendants. What is happening? Are Baltimore’s killers showing more cunning, are murders becoming harder to solve? No indication of that from any quarter. Did the homicide unit lose a ton of veteran talent? Nope. Not between 2010 and 2011, at any rate. No, the dramatic collapse of the department’s investigative response to murder is the result of a quiet, backroom policy change that has created a bureaucratic disincentive to charge people in homicides. And what is this change? Beginning midway through 2011, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, for the first time in modern history, became the sole arbiter of when to charge a defendant in a homicide investigation. Previously, that decision rested with the police department, which would do so in consultation with prosecutors from the Violent Crimes Unit of the State’s Attorney’s Office. Which is to say, while police detectives were expected to take guidance from prosecutors — and did so — they were nonetheless free to arrest defendants if they felt the evidence warranted a charge. Is this bureaucratic change in any way an improvement, perhaps? Well, yes and no. Like I said, this is story that requires some sense of the real-life stakes involved, some nuanced understanding of the back-and-forth. And, too, it requires an insider’s knowledge of how statistics themselves can be manipulated for institutional purposes. In 1988, for example, there were 234 homicides in Baltimore. Tracking all of those cases, a reporter would learn that 22 of them were cleared by the police department through arrest, but then later dropped by the state’s attorney’s office prior to indictment. What did that mean to the police department? To the prosecutor’s office? To the city of Baltimore? Well, for the police department it meant credit for solving 22 cases that they didn’t actually solve, given that the evidence was insufficient for prosecutors to obtain even a grand jury indictment. Why? Because the FBI’s crime reporting logic allows police departments to take credit for all cases cleared by arrest, regardless of whether those arrests are any good at all. Once an arrest has been made — even if charges are subsequently dropped — the case is credited as cleared, and its status as a cleared case doesn’t change. For the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office, there was no institutional cost to be paid for these 22 weak sisters. Why not? Because the State’s Attorney only computes his overall conviction rate — a statistic that he will run on for re-election every four years — using cases that have been indicted by a grand jury. Cases dismissed prior to indictment don’t count against him either. Get it? Twenty-two murder cases in that given year of 1988 went under the rug, with neither side in this dynamic taking responsibility for the outcome. The police department took credit for the arrests, even though the cases were dumped unceremoniously without even a grand jury indictment. And the prosecutor in Baltimore took no responsibility for these cases in assessing his own office’s performance. By such statistical dishonesties — of which this is not the only one, believe me — the Baltimore department

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was able to maintain a clearance rate in the high 60s in that given year and the state’s attorney was able to claim a conviction rate in the low 80s in that same year. But of course the actual chance of anyone going to jail for any length of time for killing anyone in Baltimore in 1988 was just below 40 percent. Whoever said there were lies, damn lies and statistics needs to create a fourth, more extreme category for law enforcement stats. Nonetheless, this was the status quo in Baltimore prior to 2011. Was there an incentive for detectives to charge an insubstantial case just to get it off the books? Absolutely. Was there no meaningful threat to the prosecutor’s conviction rate as a result? Not really. Both institutions had conspired to create a statistical black hole in which they could hide a meaningful percentage of their failure. But last year, the new state’s attorney in Baltimore — who, notably, had campaigned for office on a claim that he would be more aggressive than his predecessor in pursuing violent criminals — managed to quietly prevail on the police commissioner to change the long-standing policy. Going forward, the prosecutor’s office alone would decide when to charge a murder or manslaughter case. In agreeing to this, Baltimore’s Police Commissioner, who until his recent retirement had been quite effective in certain other aspects, had opened the door to a fresh, unanticipated hell. By eliminating any bureaucratic tension between the homicide unit and the prosecutor’s office, the commissioner had effectively let the air out of the city’s entire deterrent against murder. True, there would no longer be cases charged and then dropped — that fundamental deceit had been eradicated overnight. But now, a new, more profound dishonesty began to overtake the system. Now, the state’s attorney — acting unilaterally and without any possible contradiction by police commanders — was free to charge only those cases he was absolutely sure he could win in court. Now, police had not only been prevented from charging murders in which they had weak evidence, but also from charging those cases in which evidence was substantive, but not necessarily ironclad. Why would this happen? Because, again, the state’s attorney for Baltimore is a political creature. He needs to run for re-election every four years. He lives by his conviction rate, and by his high-profile successes. He fears nothing so much as to, say, lose a murder case in court, or be obliged to drop the charges publicly, after indictment, when, say, a witness backs up — and then, a year or two later have the same defendant commit another crime. And why was the defendant on the street able to commit another crime? Because the prosecutor failed to convict that defendant in court. Those are the headlines from an elected prosecutor’s worst nightmare. Left alone to shape his own statistics, Baltimore’s state’s attorney — instead of being more aggressive against violent criminals — is now, on the charge of murder, at least, the least aggressive in modern history. Yes, some of the cases he is no longer charging do indeed represent cases with weak evidence. But others include not-so-marginal casework — murders in which police followthrough, good pretrial prep by the trial attorneys, and yes, a little witness protection could make the difference between a killer getting a pass or getting a long prison sentence. Now, given the police commissioner’s abdication, dozens of such cases are all being quietly dumped by Baltimore’s top prosecutor. The cost to the police department is, of course, in its clearance rate for murder, which — when you eliminate the other statistical subterfuge of prior-year clearances — is down in the high 20s when last I checked. Now, the city homicide unit is not only rightly being denied credit for cases that it should never have charged, but detectives are not getting proper credit for cases in which they have indeed developed sufficient evidence for indictment. Now such cases — if they are not surefire courtroom victories or surefire pleas — are not being charged by a prosecutor consumed with matters of public image. How many such cases are there? Well, again using 1988 as an example, there were 40 cases of murder and manslaughter that were indicted by a grand jury, but in which charges were dropped prior to trial. Many of these prosecutions collapsed because witnesses recanted, or changed their stories or could not be located. page 22

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Shepherding and protecting witnesses is a recurring problem in Baltimore and many cases that are strong enough to charge in the immediate aftermath of a crime are later problematic after months or even years before a case is heard. But then, the problem with such prosecutions is not in the cases themselves, but in the ability of the legal system to maintain, protect and follow through with state’s witnesses. Not charging such cases in the first place is scarcely a solution to anything. In any event, using 1988 as a means of comparison, it’s within statistical probability to suggest that of perhaps 50 or 60 defendants who were not charged by Baltimore prosecutors in 2011 and who would have been charged under prior policies, as many as two out of every three had sufficient evidence against them to have resulted in an indictment. Meaning that for every case in which Baltimore police might have once wrongly charged a defendant on insufficient evidence, there was now, conservatively, another case, or may even two, dumped by the prosecutor’s office even though sufficient evidence to proceed existed. So if you’ve read this far, and you understand the actual dynamic in play, you’re probably saying to yourself: What’s the solution? In the past, the detectives and lawyers simply swept their mistakes under the rug, with neither side taking responsibility for the bad stats. And now, because the state’s attorney has prevailed in this contest of statistical gamesmanship, the police department clearance rate has been savaged and some bad cases are no longer being charged, yet at the same time, good murder cases aren’t going forward. Which is worse? And how can this be fixed? Well, it’s easy. And I’ll give you as long as it takes you to read past the next break.


When a statistic gives you lies, you don’t try to parse the lies. You change the stat. And in this instance, the solution is so simple, so utterly apparent that it’s almost embarrassing, or it would be if public officials in Baltimore were actually capable of embarrassment. Of course, the solution would long elude police department officials. After all, they’re not exactly in the business of looking for truth in stats. They dumped their mistakes for years, taking clearances in cases where no indictment ever followed, and now, having lost that easy out, they’re still in the early stages of grief, notably denial and anger. And the prosecutor? He has no incentive to solve the problem. He’s in the catbird seat, having shed any responsibility for bringing anything but the most obvious and winnable dunkers. If the new policy stands, he can look forward to re-election without fear of a single ugly headline. City Hall? The mayor? Her staff? Well, if they rely on the stats provided by their law enforcement leaders, they’ll think that the prosecutor is doing fine, that his conviction rate is higher than ever, and that it’s now the homicide unit alone that can’t manage a sufficient deterrent. They’ll blame the wrong folks, if they get around to blaming anyone at all. And meanwhile, in 2012, there’s now a nine percent increase in murder — a quiet harbinger of a new dynamic in which this quiet, backroom policy change has created an absolute disincentive to charge and prosecute murder aggressively. And if you don’t think one thing is related to the other, think again. The same people you leave on the street, uncharged, for a 2011 killing are still out there in 2012, and for them, the game remains the same. So for the citizens of Baltimore, charging only half the number of murder

defendants as in previous years is indeed a threat to fundamental public safety. But the idea that any outsider — any citizen — is going to have a handle on the backroom revolution in charging policy is absurd on its face. No, for this, you need: A beat reporter. Preferably a veteran. Someone with a few years of being lied to and jerked around by the same institution he now understands. You need a pack of them actually — enough to handle the daily news report and still have manpower enough to report on the systemic issues within the bureaucracy. And behind those reporters, you can use a good editor, and a careful copy desk, and maybe a full-throated editorial writer coming behind. For this, you need an institution that is on the outside but understands the inside, an agency that isn’t aligned with cover-your-ass prosecutors or bury-the-mistakes police detectives. To catch this mess when it first starts, you need a staffed newsroom that does this every day, that hears about this change when it happens — almost a year ago — and writes about it immediately, before 50 or 60 murder defendants go uncharged and about as many cases are quietly shelved. Because if you look at the problem on paper for more than 10 minutes, you’ll likely see that the solution is certain and obvious and easy. No, it makes no sense to go back to the past deceits. You don’t want to return to the days when detectives could take a clearance for a case that should never have been charged. But neither do you want to live with the present policy, when a prosecutor can featherbed his electability by reducing his responsibility for deterring the crime of murder by as much as 50 percent. A good, healthy news organization looks at past and present, and reports — in all possible context — on what is at stake. It shames those responsible for their frauds and argues for accountability. It looks at the lies, at the stat games, at the real and ugly motivations and it says, simply, that to be accountable to the citizens of Baltimore for their actual performance, public officials must do three things: 1) Restore the police department’s ability to charge any crime, but encourage their continued consultation with prosecutors during that process. 2) However, change the clearance rate for the Baltimore Police Department’s homicide unit. From now on, give no credit for clearances by arrest that fail to result in a grand jury indictment for murder or manslaughter. Eliminate the incentive for detectives to prematurely or wrongly charge a defendant in a homicide. 3) Similarly, change the conviction rate for the city State’s Attorney and make his office responsible not just for the disposition of indicted offenses but for all offenses charged. Eliminate the prosecutor’s incentive for dumping cases in a similar fashion. In the past, neither agency took responsibility for the weak cases that were wrongly charged. In the present, one agency — alone, with no check-and-balance — is taking responsibility only for the easiest of workloads. By making both agencies responsible for the totality of the investigative deterrent, we eliminate the gamesmanship and stat-based dishonesty. Police will have lost any incentive to ignore prosecutors and charge a weak-sister case that can’t be at least indicted. And prosecutors have lost any incentive to dump the tough but necessary prosecutions of less-than-certain convictions. Everyone is responsible. For all of it. And given that everyone is now responsible, a certain feature of the new dynamic will be cooperation between the

homicide unit and prosecutors. After all, both are going to be blamed for the same failures, just as both will be credited with the same success. Baltimore officials — the mayor, say — could do this unilaterally, as a means of making their law enforcement leadership more accountable for making the actual city safer, rather than compiling their best possible stats. God knows how much good could be accomplished nationally if the FBI and the Justice Department actually revised the way they compile such stats. In any event, it’s almost too simple. Last month, I was asked to speak at the Barristers Law Club gathering in Baltimore, and I accepted, knowing that the Baltimore state’s attorney was a member and would be present. What ensued when I brought all of this up wasn’t personal, but it was pointed. The gentleman in question sat stoically, making no statement and asking no questions. But rather than consider the benefits of changing the stats so that everyone was made responsible for all of the casework and all of the outcomes, others in the room rushed to his defense. They know him to be a fine man, and a worthy state’s attorney. Why worry about making our statistics reflect the actual extent of his performance when we all know he’s doing such a fine job? If he’s only charging half the murders his office did previously, he has his reasons. I continued to argue the point, noting that while I am sure he’s an excellent fellow, perhaps we want our institutions held fully accountable for the sheer hell of it. I mean, after all, the next state’s attorney may not be quite as high-minded and heroic, and we might then

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* — David Simon is the executive producer and writer of the HBO series Treme. He worked as a crime reporter at The Baltimore Sun from 1983 to 1995. After leaving the newspaper, Simon created the award-winning series The Wire and the miniseries Generation Kill. A version of this essay first appeared on his website (www.davidsimon. com) under the title “Dirt Under the Rug.”


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want to know how many cases that desperate fellow is quietly sweeping under the rug. It went downhill from there. My guess is if I was half as honest as I needed to be, I won’t be invited back to address that esteemed group further. And my guess is that this blog item*, unless it gets picked up and reframed by mainstream media — by institutions large enough and central enough to civic life to cause a state’s attorney or police commissioner some real grief — won’t matter either. The problem, of course, is that I’m not institutional. I’m an ex-police reporter who still talks to people. And, every now and then, a law club asks for some remarks or I get the inclination to write a blog item on something that happened months or even a year earlier. In this instance, that leaves me in a position to parse some statistical bullshit. But it’s certainly half-assed and indirect. It’s not what a healthy institutional press is capable of achieving. Not even close. And for all of us, the stakes are profound. It’s hard enough to hold agencies and political leadership accountable in a culture that no longer has the patience or inclination to engage with the actual dynamics of actual institutions. At this point, we are having trouble as a society recognizing our problems, much less solving any of them. But absent a properly funded professional press — one that covers the civic bureaucracies with constancy and tenacity, we’re going to have even less of a shot going forward. Again, this particular policy change that has done such damage to the investigative deterrent in Baltimore occurred almost a year ago. The Baltimore Sun was able to report at points on the complaints of detectives against the new policy, some of whom have been frustrated getting cases charged. But the net effect — the fact that the number of murder defendants had been halved by the new policy went unaddressed. And the implications of all this — as detailed above — haven’t been fully reported. Again, The Sun still has some hard-working, committed folk, but they are younger and fewer, and they are spread thin across a civic firmament that is, if anything, even more complicated, more self-protecting, and more entrenched. As for the blogosphere, it just isn’t a factor for this kind of reporting. Most of those who argue that new-media journalism is growing, exploding even, in a democratic burst of egalitarian, from-all-points-onthe-compass reportage are simply never talking about beat reporting of a kind that includes qualitative judgment and analysis. There’s more raw information, sure. And more commentary. And there are, for what it’s worth, more fledgling sites to look for that kind of halfway-there stuff. Usually, such sites are what folks point at and laud when they argue that the bulldozing of mainstream media can proceed without worry. At one point last week, I noted a comment on a journalism website in which a new-media advocate pointed out that local websites were perfectly capable of printing the details of every murder as they occurred — as if such a feat undertaken by so-called citizen journalism isn’t mere accounting, but something on the level of real reportage. Beat reporting — and the beat structure of a metropolitan daily — is what is dying here. Absent a fresh online revenue stream, newspapers can no longer sustain veteran reporters on institutional beats the way they once did; not in the numbers necessary to keep bureaucracies honest. And the blogosphere? Good luck. The day that a citizen journalist can summon the sources, patience, clarity and tenacity to uncover such backroom machinations, to sort and filter the implications and then land a careful critique of the dynamic — well, that will be the day that he or she has spent two or three or four years covering that institution or agency. In this case, that means two or three years of drinking beer in cop bars and taking prosecutors to lunch and saving home numbers of whichever disgruntled police commanders are willing to talk about the dirt. And the day such a citizen journalist devotes that much time to such a crusade, I’m willing to bet it’s because someone is paying them an honest wage to go to work every day. Which makes that person not a citizen journalist at all, but a professional reporter; which brings us more or less right back to the world that the Internet supposedly vanquished.

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he mention of Brazilian food usually brings to mind waiters in gaucho costumes serving gluttonous portions of meat from sword-like skewers at your table. That’s rodizio style, the most heavily marketed South American restaurant format on our shores. But another way Brazilians express their national mania for meat — more laid back and cheaper but no less indulgent — is the self-serve churrascaria, and one of these has recently taken root along Williams Boulevard, that veritable international food court in Kenner. Churra’s Brazilian Grill can serve diners a dozen different meats in a single meal, just like the rodizio restaurants. But here, guests go to the source, bellying up to the counter where a grill man works the various wood-handled skewers of a multi-rack rotisserie like it’s some kind of sizzling pipe organ. Between tending these skewers and sharpening his knives, he cuts portions directly onto diners’ plate. The haul is put on a deli scale and billed by weight — $8.90 per pound in this case. The fire is charcoal, the seasoning is sea salt and the resulting feast is delicious. The classic churrascaria cut to try is called picanha, a hunk of sirloin topped with a knob of fat bent to the skewer like a dripping rainbow. There are slices from T-bones, chunks of chicken thigh completely wrapped in bacon, gnarly beef ribs and slices of pork loin. Churra’s makes its own sausage, including thin, slightly sweet strands and plumper, herb-flecked links called

Toscana, a reference to the Italian sausages they resemble. There are dense, dark chicken hearts that give just the slightest pop when you bite in. Whole pineapples roasted on the spit make a sweet, smoky palate cleanser. The per-pound price includes a buffet, which has perfunctory salad fixings and an array of sides, many of which contain still more meat. Saturday is Brazil’s traditional day for feijoada, a thick stew of black beans and pig parts, so that’s when it is available on the buffet. Churra’s was opened this spring by an affable and welcoming Brazilian family led by Ionia and Edelson Martins. Their large, neatly kept restaurant also doubles as a grocery and Brazilian butcher shop. Service starts early at Churra’s. On weekday mornings, customers come through for quick breakfasts of Brazilian cheese bread and savory pies, and some pack large take-out cartons of meat for lunch later in the day. Around the dining room you’ll hear contractors bantering with the staff in Portuguese between visits to the grill and you might spot the occasional businesswoman tucking into her own sculpted pile of picanha. There is mellow, refreshing cashew juice by the soda fountains, but if you want anything stronger, Churra’s currently is BYOB. If you don’t eat meat there’s really no reason to visit Churra’s, which doesn’t serve seafood. Instead this jovial new Brazilian outpost aims its skewers at carnivores, and hits the bull’s-eye.

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A self-serve churrascaria takes a casual approach to Brazilian meats.

Churra’s serves meats sliced directly from grill skewers onto your plate.

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interview gumbo and molasses-lacquered pork belly with dirty rice calas. Diners can get a New York strip or seared redfish here, but with its lavish use of foie gras and the menu’s descriptive whimsy, some of SoBou’s more eyebrow-raising dishes could have come from McPhail’s freewheeling “chef’s playground” section of the Commander’s Palace menu. The foie gras burger is described as “pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras, sunny side-up duck egg, duck bacon and foie gras mayo on a caramelized onion brioche bun served with pork crackling and a mini Abita root beer and foie gras ice cream float.” For dessert, the Louisiana peach tartine sounds nearly as complex, with “candied ginger biscotti, smoky peaches, and pecan-bacon butter spread with Gorgonzola dolce ganache.” SoBou pours nearly 30 wines by the glass (including some by the ounce, through the wine dispensers). The cocktail list is the work of consulting bartender Lu Brow, from the related Cafe Adelaide & Swizzle Stick Bar, and in-house bartender Abigail Gullo, a recent transplant from New York. SoBou serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

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n 2006, when he was 23, John Bartlett started the Garden (www. as a small, pesticide-free farm on land his family has owned for generations in Folsom, La. Though new to farming at the time, he’s since developed the Garden to about three acres of vegetables, an acre of fruit trees and 180 cage-free hens supplying eggs. You’ll find him or his mother Nancy at the Crescent City Farmers Market (www.crescentcityfarmersmarket. org) on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at the Covington Farmers Market (www. on Saturdays. We think about farms passing from generation to generation, but you made a new one from scratch. How did the Garden get started? Barlett: Without Hurricane Katrina I never would have done this. The storm blew down all these trees on our property. Without that happening I never would have cut down these old-growth trees and cleared the land. But after the storm we knew we’d never see this land like it had been before again in our lifetime. I didn’t know anything about running a sustainable farm or working the farmers markets, so we started small. That learning curve had to be steep. What has kept you motivated? B: At the end of the day, if I’m burned out on something, you just have to remember that you’re feeding people. You’re not just selling them some product they don’t need. It’s the essence, the basics of life. It’s also giving people something they want that’s better than what they can get at the supermarket or anywhere else. There’s just no room for mass production in what we do, so it’s really just the people like us you see at the farmers markets who are going to provide that for people. What would you tell people who want to start something similar? B: I’d tell them you have to get your hands dirty to understand it. What you learn in schools and books will give you the fundamentals, but the only way to really get good at it is to do it, either on your own or through an apprenticeship. The books out there don’t really apply to the seasons and conditions farmers face along the Gulf Coast anyway. — IAN MCNULTY

Clancy’s Restaurant 6100 Annunciation St., 895-1111 An essential summer salad features tomatoes and glistening white lump crabmeat.

Criollo Restaurant & Lounge 214 Royal St., 681-4444 criollo A chilled cylinder of crab, avocado and shrimp is ringed with spicy coulis.

Galatoire’s Restaurant 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021 A classic ravigote combines large crab lumps and creamy dressing.

Ralph’s on the Park 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000 Crab is made into a Napoleon with couscous, roasted corn and salsa verde.

Rue 127 127 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-1571 At lunch, crab ravigote is served on fried tomatoes with grapefruit salad.

OFF with green apple remoulade. Brendan Blouin, who opened St. Lawrence along with co-owner Jeff James, says they’re working on a plan for a two-course, 30-minute express lunch to lure the CBD crowd. St. Lawrence is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Monday, and is closed on Tuesday.

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When Ignatius Eatery (3121 Magazine St., 896-0242) moved down Magazine Street earlier this year, taking over the location of the Rue de la Course coffee house, there was some speculation the two places would simply swap addresses. The restaurant and the coffee house share the same owner, and even their tables and chairs were identical. But it turns out the former Ignatius location will be something else altogether. Saucy’s BBQ (4200 Magazine

St., 301-2755;, formerly of Metairie, is ready to start smoking its meats there, and its owners report they’re waiting on city licenses to open their doors. Gary Kurz and Rich Labatut first opened Saucy’s in September 2011 near Metairie’s Lakeside Shopping Center. Self-described barbecue fanatics, the two friends said they started Saucy’s because they were dissatisfied with the state of local barbecue. They closed the original location in May and have since refined their menu for Magazine Street, putting more focus on their St. Louis-style dry rub ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausages. The menu also includes barbecue-covered nachos, quesadillas and links of smoked boudin. Labatut says they plan to add smoked chicken soon, with an option for whole birds packaged to go. Saucy’s will be BYOB, serving lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.



Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food.

“We know that prohibition never works and it never will. (California) has a $16 billion deficit. Here we’re going to create a foie gras police so we can look for chefs who are serving foie gras? This is laughable.” — Chef Roland Passot, of the San Francisco restaurant La Folie, quoted in a Bloomberg Businessweek story on a new California law prohibiting the sale of foie gras. The law took effect this month, and chefs and producers have been discussing ways around it, including charging a fee akin to corkage for customers who bring their own foie gras to restaurants.

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There’s a nascent but promising trend afoot in the French Quarter, one in which the most heavily-touristed parts of the neighborhood are starting to get casual restaurants that aren’t explicitly tourist-oriented. Instead, these new places have enough quality and class both to attract locals and to please visitors whose tastes run better than “huge ass beers.” One example is Sylvain (625 Chartres St., 265-8123; www.sylvainnola. com), which opened within a beignet’s throw of Jackson Square in 2010. A more recent addition is St. Lawrence (219 N. Peters St., 525-4111;, a tavern with a creative kitchen that is open late. St. Lawrence is the patron saint of cooks, and it’s easy to see this place catching on as an after-work spot for downtown service industry workers. The kitchen is led by chef Caleb Cook, who was previously at Susan Spicer’s Mondo and Bayona. His menu for St. Lawrence is an inspired take on comfort food, bar snacks and Southern flavors with lots of clever touches. Spring rolls are done Reuben style, filled with corned beef, Gruyere and chowchow, and wings get a pepper jelly glaze and goat cheese dressing. Fried chicken is brined in cider, there’s a daily curry with market vegetables, the “sloppy Joel” is vegetarian, a grilled peach tops a chevre and arugula salad and there’s a turducken burger topped





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CHINESE FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch

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COFFEE/DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www. — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona. com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 3021485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 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. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 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. $$$

CUBAN/CARIBBEAN MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola. com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 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 10inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

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

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8855565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $



JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 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., 894-9797 — 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. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 8366859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$



3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 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. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 5618844; — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 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. $$

JaPaNeSe KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 8913644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi. com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 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. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 8996532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola. com — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. the Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www. — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include poboys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 5938118; — Named for former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. the fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. there also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 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 BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 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. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MeXICaN & SOUtHWeSteRN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickorysmoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889; — the steak burrito features Cajun-spiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; — 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., 523-8995; — 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. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

GAZeBO CAFe — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The MARKeT CAFe — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — 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., 265-8855; www.siberi-

ARTZ BAGeLZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www.artzbagelz. com — 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. $ KATIe’s ResTAURAnT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www. — 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. $$ OLIVe BRAnCh CAFe — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 3482008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe. com — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 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. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 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, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy. com — 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., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp poboy and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$


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serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www. — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

STEAKHOUSE CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 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. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St.

Charles Ave., 304-9915 — The menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THAI SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; www. — Whole deep-fried redfish is topped with fried shrimp and scallops and served with vegetables and threeflavored chili sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266;— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — The cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 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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of more than 25 people. It’s still a free event, but participants can support it by registering online, and the fee includes a T-shirt, bandana and drink credits. There’s also VIP registration which includes an open bar and access to an indoor hospitality area before and after the event. Vivaz! performs after the run. The recruiting of bulls also expanded, and women from roller derby leagues around the country come to New Orleans for the event. Among the guidelines they get for attire and rules is an advisory on “goring” runners. “How hard would you hit your grandmother — who you love?” says chief bull wrangler Tracey Bellina. That’s with a San Fermin-approved light plastic flat bat. If runners enrage a bull, they’re on their own as far as personal responsibility. Bellina concedes she’s been tempted. “This one guy stopped and was taunting me,” she recalls from the event’s third year. “I hit him so hard the bat bounced back and hit me, and I fell down.” The official “firm but gentle” approach is more the norm, however, many of the runners not only wear the traditional white and red clothes of the runners but add targets and worded taunts to their costumes. For the masochists among the thousands of runners,

such labeling helps them stick Runners flee roller bulls in the out in the crowd. Running of the NOLA Bulls. Since the event draws many PHOTO By JAREd HOWERTON spectators, official rules advise those with pets or small children to stay on the sidewalks. San Fermin in While the run has proven JULY very popular, it lasts less than Nueva Orleans an hour. Henning is workVarious locations THRU ing on building up the after party and other events and hopes to find a venue that can house all the events and be a more permanent home. Running of the Bulls JULY This year, 12 Bar (608 Fulton in New Orleans St.) is the site of La Fiesta de 8 a.m. Saturday Pantalones party Saturday and Sunday’s El Pobre de Mi, Sugar Mill, a brunch and celebration of 1021 Convention Ernest Hemingway and his Center Blvd. account of the Running of the Bulls. There’s a wine dinner at 7 on Fulton Thursday. Future growth may depend on more research. “I need to go experience it again to see what else we can do,” Henning says.

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here’s no specific TSA protocol for artificial bull horns. Kimberly Warren wrapped her hornspiked roller derby helmet just for safe keeping when she flew from Anchorage, Alaska, to San Fermin in Nueva Orleans last year. “I put clay horns and flowers on my helmet,” Warren says. “I wanted to make sure the horns survived the trip.” She let her twin sister, who lives in Mississippi, provide her with a plastic bat, the actual dangerous weapon of a New Orleans bull. The two were among the 400 stampeders who chased an estimated 14,000 white- and red-clad runners in the streets of last year’s Running of the Bulls. As the annual event’s fame has spread, roller bulls and runners have come from as far away as Alaska and Canada to participate. (A rollergirl from Minnesota put antlers on her helmet.) The 2012 Running of the Bulls is 8 a.m. Saturday morning, starting from the Sugar Mill (1021 Convention Center Blvd.), and other events include El Txupinazo, a free pre-party on Friday with music by Los Po-Boy-Citos, also at the Sugar Mill. In five years, the event has grown from a wordof-mouth gathering in the French Quarter to a spectacle of thousands. Feeding the large crowd of runners onto the mile-long course has forced organizers to move it out of the French Quarter to a larger home base. The bulls are split into groups. One group is released at the start of the run and others are stationed along the route to ambush unsuspecting runners. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans founder Mickey “Padrino” Henning ran with actual bulls in Pamplona, Spain, in 2002. That event stretches for a week and there are daily bull runs in the morning and bullfights in the evening. It’s one of several Spanish cities that have bull runs. In 2007, Henning gathered friends to plan the first Running of the Bulls in New Orleans. There were 13 roller bulls and an estimated 200 runners. The group’s only costs were to print 100 T-shirts, which Henning expected to sell to the group of friends who were participating. The popularity of the event has forced a much higher level of planning and cost. Henning incorporated the organization and now has a volunteer staff







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Tuesday 10 Banks Street Bar — Mikey B3 Organ Combo, 10 BMC — Carolyn Broussard, 5; Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 8; St. Legends Brass Band, 11 Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Ishtar Vintage Bellydance Band, 8 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — New Orleans Bingo! Show, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook, 9:30 The Famous Door — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin Lake, 3; Joe Bennett, 6:30 The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Pocket Monster, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daron Douglas, 7; Natalie Mae Palms, 8; Sazerac the Clown’s Cabinet of Wonders, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Siberia — Memphibians, Andrew Felts, Birthstone, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — ACE Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Cindy Chen, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Shotgun Jazz Band, 10

Wednesday 11 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Creepy Fest feat. Unnaturals, 8

AllWays Lounge — Blackbird Hour, 10 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 BMC — Angelina & the Real Deal, 5; Blues4sale, 8; Deja Vu Brass Band, 11 Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Ben De La Cour, 7 Candlelight Lounge — Treme Brass Band, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Bob Andrews, 9:30 The Famous Door — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 The Hookah — Solve the Hunger Game benefit feat. Stefan, Alex Camero, Slangston Hughes & Sol, 7 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Kermit Ruffins DJ set, 6; Paul B, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin Lake, 3; Brint Anderson, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 9 The Maison — Brent Walsh, 6; Upstarts, 9 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Tiki Troubadore, 6; Jim O & the Sporadic Fanatics, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jonathan Tankel, 9; Mike Dill, 10

In its lean years, Fat Possum became known for pushing bluesmen like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough outside their (and their fans’) comfort zones. But the Oxford, Miss., imprint — which turns 20 this year — fattened up by coloring outside the lines: Young guns (The Black Keys) begat younger guns (Wavves, Yuck); pinprick bloodletting (Andrew Bird, Spiritualized) led to full-on genre bleeding (Tennis, Youth Lagoon). Today, its roster is responsible for arguably the top rock (The Walkmen) and hip-hop (El-P) albums of 2012. Closer to home, both 10 p.m. Friday july literally and figuratively, is Bass Drum of Death, an Oxford band whose One Eyed Jacks tanned-hide 2011 debut, GB City, makes the case for punk and garage rock as split heirs to the blues’ bottomless inheritance. Stretching two 615 Toulouse St. instruments and three chords to their breaking points, singer/guitarist 569-8361 John Barrett and death-drummer Colin Sneed replace grief and sorrow with sneering attitude and searing energy: Single “Get Found” carries more fuzz than a lint brush, “Velvet Itch” clips the dirty wings off Eagles of Death Metal and “Young Pros” steps on the heads of would-be usurpers by stealing their pop surf. The stubborn fact that some of those young pros came first — and reside on the same label — matters not. With a rip-roaring live show, these possums are concerned with one thing, and one thing only: roadkill. DZ Deathrays and KG Accidental open. Tickets $10. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


Old U.S. Mint — Jim Hession, noon

Combo, 8; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 11

Preservation Hall — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Will Smith, 8

Bombay Club — Tony Seville & Roberto Perez, 7:30

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Joe Krown, 8:30 Siberia — Sundog, Laurelin, Saint Bell, Opposable Thumbs, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum — Victory Belles, noon Three Muses — Hot Club of New Orleans, 7 Victory — Sombras Brilhantes, 8 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — John Lawrence, 6

THuRsday 12 AllWays Lounge — Ratty Scurvics, 10 Bacchanal — Courtyard Kings, 7 Banks Street Bar — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 10

Buffa’s Lounge — Ric Weston & Co., 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — George French Trio feat. Ellen Smith, 8 Carrollton Station — Plus One songwriter showcase feat. Mason Briggs, Maxwell Eaton, Scott Hannan & Kate Kuen, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Spencer Bohren & the Whippersnappers, 8 Circle Bar — Eric Lindell, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Colin Lake, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Todd Duke, 9:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Stooges Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Pockit Tyme feat. Derwin “Big D” Perkins & Cornell Williams, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8

Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Beth Patterson, 3; Captain Leo, 6:30

BMC — Soulbillyswampboogie Band, 5; Marc Joseph’s Mojo

Kerry Irish Pub — Dave Hickey & Willie Bonham, 8

The Maison — Those Peaches, 5; Drew Calhoun, 7; Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Alabama Slim Blues Review, 6; 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Cindy Scott’s Latin Thing, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse Tipitina’s — Indigo Girls, Shad— Mario Ortiz, 8; Lynn Magnuowboxers, 9 son, 9; Patrick Cooper, 10 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & Oak — Kristin Diable, 9 the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 Ogden Museum of Southern FRiday 13 Art — Blackbird Hour, 6 AllWays Lounge — Thorn Old Point Bar — Tarrah Apples, Tanglers, 10 Reynolds, 9 Banks Street Bar — Fat One Eyed Jacks — Vettes, Strange, Medians, 10 Wooden Wings, Enharmonic Bayou Bar at the PontcharSouls, 7 train Hotel — Philip Melancon, Preservation Hall — Survivors 8 Brass Band feat. Jeffery Hills, 8 BMC — Tanglers Bluegrass Ray’s — Bobby Love Band, 6 Band Jam, 3; Chicken & Waffles, 6; Lil Red & Big Bad, 9; Republic New Orleans — Big Freedia, Katey Red, Nicky Da B, DJ Deja Vu Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. Jubilee, Mr. Ghetto, Rusty Lazer, 10 Bombay Club — Marlin Jordan, 9:30 Rivershack Tavern — Big Easy Playboys, 8 Brooks Seahorse Saloon — Major Bacon, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Chris Ardoin, 8:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Natasha Saturn Bar — Creepy Fest feat. Crotchbreaker, Dem Nassty Habits, Bills, Buck Biloxi, Poots, A Hanging, 9 Siberia — Kiyoko McCrae, 5:30; Mayhayla, Lovey Dovies, The Tangle, 10

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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason Marsalis, 8

Algiers Ferry Dock — Wednesdays on the Point feat. George Porter Jr. & his Runnin Pardners, 6


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Chickie Wah Wah — Pfister Sisters, 5:30; Kevin Gordon, 8 Circle Bar — The Late Great, Reception Is Suspected, 10 d.b.a. — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Gringo do Choro, 10 Dragon’s Den — Mad Conductor, Big, Fat & Delicious, 9 Green Room — Colin Lake Band, 10 The Hookah — Ishtar Vintage Bellydance Band, 7 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Jermaine Quiz, 5 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Little Freddie King, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Tom Worrell, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland, 5; Joe Bennett, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny Burns, 5; Hurricane Refugees, 9 The Maison — Those Peaches, 5; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Big History, Prom Date, Machines Are People Too, 10 Mimi’s in the Marigny — Rusty Lazer, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — J-Cube, 4; Fredy Omar con su Banda, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — High Ground Drifters, 7; Joe Barbara, 9; Aaron Glotfelter, 10 Oak — Sunpie Barnes, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Jamie St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Bass Drum of Death, DZ Deathrays, KG Accidental, 9


Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Truman Holland, 10


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PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans — Control Room, 8


Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bonerama, 9:30 Siberia — The Breton Sound, Addam’s Apple, Variants, DJ Otto, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quintet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — Good Enough For Good Times, Gypsyphonic Disko, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Chicken on the Bone, 9 Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center — Arthur Doyle, 10:30

Saturday 14 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Southern Gothic Festival feat. Ending The Vicious Cycle, Sapphire Rebellion, Prognosis, SINthetik Messiah, 10 Armstrong Park — Uptown Youth Jazz Orchestra, 1 Banks Street Bar — Autotomii, 10 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7 BMC — Gypsy Elise, noon; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 3; Ruby Moon & Sazerac Jazz Band, 6; Revealers, 9; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, midnight Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8


Green Room — Consortium of Genius, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Creepy Fest feat. Hawgjaw, Urban Disposal, Toxic Rott, Donkey Puncher, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Legalpalooza Legal Aid Bureau benefit concert feat. Habitual Line Steppers, Levee Dawgs, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Los Hombres Calientes feat. Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Javier Gutierrez &Vivaz, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Glen David Andrews, 8; Deja Vu Brass Band, midnight Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 2 & 5; Joe Bennett, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Wheelhouse feat. Paul Tobin & Heidi Campbell, 5; Rites Of Passage, 9

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Carolyn Broussard & Company, 12:30; Kenny Triche, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7:30; Fuego Fuego, 11:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Kay, 7; Cait Black, 8; Clyde Albert, 9; Ishtar Vintage Bellydance Band, 10; Billy Kiesel, 11 Oak — Billy Iuso, 9 Old Point Bar — Space Heaters, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Ensemble, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Sabotage: Beastie Boys Tribute feat. Flow Tribe, Jealous Monk & Gravity A, 9 Pelican Club — Sanford Hinderlie, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Swing Kings feat. Lars Edegran, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Lil Red & Big Bad, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bucktown Allstars, 9:30 Siberia — Kristin Diable, 5:30; Creepy Fest feat. Electric Fran-

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Sparrowhawk, Impressionable Youth & Solid Giant, 2 Banks Street Bar — Shana Falana, Beautiful Bells, 9 BMC — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 3; Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Jack Cole Band, 9 Bombay Club — Tony Seville & Roberto Perez, 7:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Fat Stupid Ugly People, Split Lips, Indian Givers, Hot Coke Sex, 10 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Kristin Diable & the City, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — One Mind Brass Band, 9 & 11 House of Blues — Upstarts, 3 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny Burns, 8 The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Courtyard Kings, 7; Mastablasta, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Kevin Clark & Matt Lemmler, 11:30 a.m.; Riccardo Crespo, 4; Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, 8 National World War II Museum — Lionel Ferbos, 2 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, 3 Old Point Bar — Picked Clean feat. Elliot Gorton, 1; Jesse Moore, 3:30 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Serenaders feat. Clive Wilson, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Vince Vance & the Valiants, 4 Siberia — King James, 5:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jonathan Freilich & Naked on the Floor, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales &

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Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; —Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6

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Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8

Rebirth Brass Band


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

Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10


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Euclid Records — Yip Yip, Touch People, 3

Tipitina’s — Xdefinition, Prytania, Headspill, Sheridan Road, 9

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Dry Dock Cafe — Some Like it Hot!, 7

Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10

Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Ken Swartz & the Palace of Sins, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

Tipitina’s — Sunday Music Workshop feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Chris Severin, Billy Iuso, 1; Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30


d.b.a. — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 7; Honey Island Swamp Band, 11

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

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Circle Bar — James Hall, The Futura Bold, Crushed Stars, 10

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orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX BRAVE (R) — in the pixar film, the daughter of scottish royalty must discover courage to save her kingdom from chaos. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, 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 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG) — the film follows the pop star on her 124-show national tour, showing both onstage footage, candid offstage moments and interviews with friends and family. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, 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 MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG) — animal friends trying to make it back to the Central park Zoo are forced to take a detour to europe where they transform a traveling circus. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION (PG-13) — when a wall street banker is framed in a ponzi scheme and is placed under federal protection, the banker and his family are shipped down to the no-nonsense madea’s (tyler perry) house. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 MAGIC MIKE (R) — a handyman by day and a stripper in an all-male revue at night, mike (Channing tatum) discovers the downsides of stripping after he takes a

novice under his wings and falls for his sister. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG13) — wes anderson’s latest concerns a peaceful island community that falls into chaos when two love-struck 12-yearolds run away. Canal Place PEOPLE LIKE US (R) — after his father dies, a fast-talking salesman meets an estranged sister and re-examines his perceptions about family. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 PROMETHEUS (R) — a discovery by a team of scientists prompts an exploration into the darkest parts of the universe, and there they discover a dangerous race of indigenous beings. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20 ROCK OF AGES (PG-13) — the broadway jukebox musical featuring the songs of Journey, bon Jovi, Def leppard and others gets a big-screen adaptation starring tom Cruise. AMC Palace 12, Grand, Hollywood 14 SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (R) — aubrey plaza is a magazine intern who finds a man (mark Duplass) seeking a partner for time travelling. Canal Place SAVAGES (R) — a lucrative business selling high-quality marijuana is crashed when a ruthless drug cartel leader demands a piece of the action. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13) — Queen ravenna’s (Charlize theron) plan to kill her stepdaughter snow white (Kristen stewart) to maintain her beauty is thwarted by a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who joins forces with snow white to destroy the queen. AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 TED (R) — seth macfarlane directs the comedy about a man (mark wahlberg) who, as a child, wished for his teddy bear to come to life — and 30 years later, the foul-mouthed bear is still his companion, much to the chagrin of the man’s girlfriend (mila Kunis). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 THAT’S MY BOY (R) — an estranged father (adam sandler) shows up unexpectedly on the eve of his son’s (andy samberg) wedding day. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 TO ROME WITH LOVE (R) — woody allen directs alec baldwin, Jesse eisenberg, ellen page and others in the comedy that follows four tales unfolding







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in the Italian city. AMC Palace 20, Grand ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI (NR) — World surfing champion Kelly Slater, Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and others seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti’s famed surf site Teahupo’o. Entergy IMAX

OPENING FRIDAY ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (R) — The gang from the franchise embark on a journey aboard an iceberg after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift.

sPEcIAl scREENINGs A CAT IN PARIS (PG) — A young Parisian girl’s cat leads

her to unravel a thrilling mystery in Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s French animated comedy. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (in French with English subtitles), 6:30 p.m. (in English) WednesdayThursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; THE COLOR WHEEL (NR) — The black-and-white mumblecore comedy follows a brother and sister who embark on a road trip, which causes some simmering sibling rivalry to come to a head. Tickets $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $8.50 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Monday

and July 17, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 CREEPY FEST NEW ORLEANS B-MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE — The screening features local feature films Goregasm and Zombie Vs. Mardi Gras. Live music by The Unnaturals follows. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; KARMEN GEI (NR) — The film is an adaptation of the Georges Bizet opera Carmen set in contemporary Senegal with a bold jazz score by David Murray. The screening is part of the New Orleans Afrikan Film Fest. Visit for details. Tickets $5. Friday, Cafe Istanbul,


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It’s not often you hear a large audience groan in unison at a movie, but that’s exactly what happened at a preview screening of Oliver Stone’s Savages in New Orleans last week. The director’s infraction was more a matter of poor judgment than bad filmmaking. A key scene depicts a shootout much as it occurs in the Don Winslow crime novel on which the movie is based. Then, without warning, Stone rewinds the scene and presents it again with an entirely different outcome. With the right set-up in a particular kind of movie, this tactic might have enhanced the film while seeming every bit as clever and interesting as Stone hoped it would be. In the stylish but largely empty Savages, it becomes a pointless and groan-worthy audience betrayal. Savages was intended as a return to glory for the wayward Stone, whose popularity and cultural impact peaked about 20 years ago with movies like Platoon, JFK and Natural Born Killers. Winslow’s best-selling book certainly represents the kind of ultra-violent and sexually frank material Stone likes to transform into socio-political commentary. But this tale of good-guy California pot dealers struggling to fend off a bad-guy Mexican drug cartel never achieves the hip-and-edgy effect it seeks. A love triangle among the California dealers (Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) comes off more creepy than hot, and it’s hard to care much about them as they’re pushed into vicious behavior. The bad guys actually have far more appeal. By the end of the film, Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) positively dismantles the stereotype of the Mexican gangster with a performance that’s as funny as it is frightening. It’s not enough to save the movie, but it may be worth the price of admission. — KEN KORMAN

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To Rome With Love (R) Directed by Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg Limited release

there’s nothing like a late-career renaissance to remind audiences of an important filmmaker’s essential value. After a dry spell that seemed to last for decades, Woody Allen came roaring back in recent years with acclaimed movies including Match Point and last year’s Midnight in Paris. these films may not have matched the writer/director’s early masterworks (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters), but at least they earned widespread attention and respect. To Rome With Love is another flawed but worthy effort from Allen, and one that recalls his heyday with memorable one-liners and biting satire — though perennial targets like our celebrity-obsessed news media have only gotten easier to hit over time. To Rome With Love has too much going on for its own good, but an abundance of ideas doesn’t harm the film’s four overlapping tales of romantic misadventure. Allen turns 77 this year, but he once again has something to say — even if it’s all just ruminations on the heroic foolishness of following one’s heart. What else is there, after all? — KEN KORMAN


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PINK RIBBONS, INC. (NR) — Lea Pool’s documentary explores the commercialization of breast cancer via the ubiquitous pink ribbon movement and looks at the companies profiting from their association with it. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 8 p.m. Friday-Monday then nightly through July 19, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R) — tim Curry stars in the rock moviemusical that lends itself to audience participation. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. SPELLBOUND (NR) — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1945 thriller about a head of a mental asylum who isn’t what he says he is stars Ingrid Bergman

and Gregory Peck. Tickets $5.50. Noon Sunday and July 18, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. STELLA DAYS (NR) — Martin Sheen plays a priest in 1950s rural Ireland who becomes caught between tradition and modern ideas. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 6 p.m. Friday-Monday then nightly through July 19, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (NR) — Gregory Peck stars in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.


short films telling the stories of the Gulf of Mexico’s environmental issues. Showcase winners receive prizes including two VIP passes to the Voodoo Experience, and their films will be featured in Defend the Gulf home screenings across the country, timecode:NOLA’s FF One Film Festival, the Charitable Film Network’s monthly Green Screen film series and at Voodoo. Visit www. for details. Submission deadline is Aug. 15. AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012





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OPENING 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; — “Pause Preternatural,” multimedia by kelly king, through July 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; — “Cold Drink,” the gallery’s annual printmaking invitational, through Aug. 26. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Photographs by Ves Pitts, works by Sally Heller and Nina Schwanse and mixed media assemblage by John Otte; all through Aug. 5.

SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 7104506; — Group exhibition with works by Adam Montegut, Cynthia Ramirez, Gina Laguna and others, through Aug. 3. Artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart. org — Annual national juried artists exhibition, through Aug. 11. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Distances,” mixed media by the St. Paul, Minn. youth group Art of Struggle, through Aug. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “2-D/3-D: Part II,” a group show of works by students in the University of New Orleans’

GALLERIES ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — Annual student exhibition, through July 21. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. — Works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham and John Whipple, ongoing. ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., 309-4249; — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Group exhibition featuring Darin Butler, Amy Archinal, Myra WilliamsonWirtz, Louise Guidry, Bettina Miret and Tim Johnson, through July. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www. — “Rings of Granite,” sculpture by Jesus Moroles; “Ersy: Architect of Dreams,” selections from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art exhibition; all through Saturday. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; www. — Works by 15 local and regional artists including Martin LaBorde, ongoing. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www. — Ceramics

Ralston Crawford and Jazz


Ralston Crawford and Jazz New Orleans Museum of Art City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle 658-4100

Here’s a question: Which great American industrial-precisionist painter OCt is buried in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3? There are only two possibilities: Charles Sheeler and Ralston Crawford. While Crawford was known to be fond of New Orleans, he never lived here. He grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and his most famous paintings are of Northeastern industrial scenes, but after visiting Spain and New Orleans in the 1940s, his work reflected a more European style of abstraction. The influence of local architecture is evident in paintings such as Basin Street Cemetery, which initially seems nonobjective, but look again and you’ll see tomb-like forms and sepulchral geometry set off by long shadows and stark crosses. St. Ann Street suggests a Giorgio de Chirico experiment in contrapuntal minimalism, but up close the elements of 19thcentury New Orleans architecture are all there, reduced to their formal essence. He was also fascinated by traditional New Orleans jazz culture, and after joining the faculty at LSU in 1949, he began a photographic documentation project he pursued for the rest of his life. Crawford was the first to systematically photograph second-line parades as well as dances and performances at music clubs like the old Dew Drop Inn. Jazz greats like Papa Celestin and Billie and De De Pierce became his lifelong friends, and his rapport with musicians is evident in portraits taken in their homes and on stage. The compositional style of his paintings occasionally shows up in photographs like Advertising the Dance (pictured), where the arched windows and long shadows echo de Chirico’s piazza series, but even his images of backstreet bars, barber shops and regular folks going about their daily lives can be fascinating. Crawford documented the twilight of traditional jazz in the 1950s and its revival in the 1960s, so it is appropriate that his will specified a jazz funeral. He is buried near E.J. Bellocq, the great photographer of Storyville. — D. ERIC BOOkHARDT


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CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; www.markbercier. com — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www. — “Opus Concava,” paintings by Jose-Maria Cundin, through July 28. COUP D’OEIL ART CON-

SORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “Ghosts of the Quarry,” a multimedia installation by Blaine Capone, through July 21. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 5243936 — “So Much Art, So Little

Time III,” an annual retrospective of gallery artists and artists from the past 10 months of exhibitions, through Aug. 1.

Mixed media with mechanical light sculpture by Jimmy Block, ongoing.

GALLERY 3954. 3954 Magazine St., 400-9032; www. — Works by Fifi Laughlin, George Marks, Julie Silvers, kathy Slater and Neirmann Weeks, ongoing.

JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by Tom Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing.

GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 899-4687; —

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.

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GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH. 3900 N. Rampart St., 9436309; — Pop-up gallery featuring works by Charles Anderson, Elvis Bodden and Sara Leonard. Reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Master of Fine Arts program, through Aug. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.



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THREE RIVERS GALLERY. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 8922811; www.threeriversgallery. com — “the Summer Wind,” paintings by Stangl Melancon, through July 17.

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — “Parallel,” works by J.t. Blatty, through Wednesday.


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NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — “Splash: the AMFreedom of Artistic Expression,” works by Stephen Williams, Aziz Diagne and Cathy DeYoung, through July. NOUVELLE LUNE. 938 Royal St., 908-1016 — Works using reclaimed, repurposed or salvaged materials by Linda Berman, Georgette Fortino, David Bergeron, Kelly Guidry and tress turner, ongoing.

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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; — “thornton Dial: Works On Paper”; “In the trying,” oil paintings by Sandy Chism; both through July 21.

M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; — “Redemption,” paintings by Donovan Casanave, through July 28.

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LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “Man, Myth, Monster,” a group exhibition curated by Christy Wood, through July 28.

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com — “Architecture of the Spirit,” paintings by David Dillard, through July.

PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning, Chad Ridgeway and teri Walker and others, ongoing. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — Group exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by Daivid Rex Joyner, Eddie Granger, Julie Robinson and Wanda Sullivan, through July. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 5689050 — “Enduring Legacies: Seven Black Artists,” a group exhibition of works on paper and canvas, through August. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392;

SParE SPaCES EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY. 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — “Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood,” a traveling exhibition commemorating 200 years of Louisiana statehood, through Aug. 12.

Call for artiStS ARTMOOR. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; — the library seeks artists working in a variety of mediums to display and sell work in its monthly art exhibit. Call 481-7998 or email educationcorridor@ for details. CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN AWARD. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards $5,000 to a fine art photographer who is creating, or has completed, a significant body of work. Visit for details. Submission deadline is July 20. LOUISIANA HOME GROWN HARVEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. the inaugural festival, held Sept. 21-23, seeks arts and crafts vendors. Email or visit for details. LOUISIANA OYSTER TRAIL. the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks artists for its inaugural campaign that aims to increase awareness and tourism for local seafood restaurants through public art. Call 731-7083, email or visit www.louisianaoystertrail. com for details.

muSEumS ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. — “Red + Black = Maroon II,” a touring exhibition of photographs by Cristina Miranda of the daily life of the Quilombolas of Maranhao, Brazil, through July 21. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St.,

528-3800; — “NOLA NOW, Part II: the Human Figure”, through Aug. 5.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; ongoing. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — “Drawn to the Edge,” an installation of large-scale drawings in the museum’s Great Hall by Katie Holden; “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III”; both through Sept. 9. “Dario Robleto: the Prelives of the Blues”, through Sept. 16. “Ralston Crawford and Jazz”, through Oct. 14. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7, 2013. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — “Maximalist and Naturalist,” paintings by Merk Messersmith; “Remedies,” oil paintings by Alexa Kleinbard; “Duck Blinds: Louisiana,” photographs by Nell Campbell; “Elysium,” photographs by Colleen Mullins; “Field Work,” photograms by Woody Woodroof; photographs by CC Lockwood; “Plastic Gulf,” video by Lee Deigaard; both through July 23. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “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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TheaTeR ANYTHING GOES. Tulane University, Dixon Hall, 8655105 ext. 2; — Cole Porter’s musical concerns the antics and characters aboard an ocean liner from New York to London, including a stowaway in love with an engaged heiress. Tickets start at $28. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. C’EST LA VIE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — Jessie Terrebonne and Ann Mahoney-Kadar portray two down-on-their-luck 1950s Paris cabaret chanteuses who, after being forced to sing Edith Piaf songs every night, debut some original material. The show is part of the theater’s Mid City Heat Summer Series. Tickets $24 general admission. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Road, River Ridge, 737-5858 — Becky Allen plays King Herod in the production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical. Call 756-5329 for reservations. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through July 22. THE RAT PACK NOW. Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www. — The tribute show seeks to recapture the music, style and comedy of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. RED LIGHT WINTER. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — In Adam Rapp’s Pulitzer-nominated drama, two Americans travel to Amsterdam and find them-

THE SHAKER CHAIR. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; — In Adam Boch’s play, a content middle-aged woman is forced out of her comfort zone when an environmental activist friend convinces her to protest a local pig farm. A discussion lead by a local nonprofit follows each performance. Visit for reservations. Tickets $15 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through July 21. STANDING ON CEREMONY. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www.stannanola. org — Brian Shippner’s show is a compendium of ten short plays addressing gay marriage. Visit www.standingonceremony. for reservations. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Friday-Saturday through July 21. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — Actors present dramatized readings of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of notorious recorded conversations. Tickets $8. 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 12. for details. Tickets $8. 8 p.m. Sunday, SLOW BURN BURLESQUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — The burlesque troupe presents “Peepshow Freakshow” featuring The Dirty Blonde, the winner of the troupe’s Save Our Souls burlesque contest. Visit www. for details. Tickets $15. 10 p.m. Saturday.

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BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

CHICKEN LITTLE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — Heidi Junius directs the classic folk tale about a chicken who believes the sky is falling. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 children 12 and under. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through July 29.

HELLZAPOPPIN SIDESHOW. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — The touring show puts a modern, rock ’n’ roll twist on classic circus sideshow acts. Visit www.

DEAR EDWINA JR.. NORD’s Ty Tracy Theater, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., 5983800; www.crescentcitylights. org — Young actors perform the musical about Edwina Spoon-

apple, who puts on shows with the neighborhood kids in her family’s garage. Tickets $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES. Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 8623214 — The Patchwork Players present their improvisational, audience participation-heavy version of the tale. Call 3142579 or email for reservations. Tickets $8. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, Monday and July 17-20, 11 a.m. July 21.

CoMedY COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 5229653; — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free ad-

mission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. — 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. FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts a weekly stand-up showcase featuring New Orleans comedians. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit www.pissyopants. com for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. STUPID TIME MACHINE PRESENTS. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — The improv comedy troupe presents improv, sketch comedy, videos and guest performers. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday.

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GOOD SPORTS. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 8999308; — Larry Beron, Alden Hagardorn and Philip Melancon present a revue of songs — including originals — about sports. Call 202-0986 for reservations. Tickets $20. 7 p.m. Sunday.

selves in a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful young prostitute. The show contains nudity. Tickets $12. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tom Stoppard wasn’t aiming for subtlety with the title Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and much about his play is heavyhanded. He took the line from Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet and examined the plight of the two young messengers, who were childhood friends of the Prince of Denmark and became embroiled in court intrigue following the murder of the king. The feuding of the royals happens offstage, and the two young men have their own universe to ponder. In the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s production, Brendan Bowen (Rosencrantz) and Alex Ates (Guildenstern) are entertaining as the humorously cryptic pair. The production shares a cast, costumes and a minimalist set with the festival’s production of Hamlet, but the Edwardian garb seems appropriate for Stoppard’s aping of Waiting for Godot, even if the duo’s clothes are not as tattered as those of Samuel Beckett’s vagabonds. The play begins with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern gambling, and as they serially toss coins, heads comes up 75 times in a row and Rosencrantz pockets all the winnings. The game exposes his content and incurious nature, and Bowen is compelling throughout as the unwittingly upbeat Rosencrantz. Guildenstern is less concerned with his losses than puzzling out what the defiance of the odds says about chance and fate. Ates was generally in command of Guildenstern’s anxious if befuddled inquiries, though at times the delivery of his rapidfire philosophizing seemed forced. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern both notice and are stymied by the words and turns of phrases they use, to both humorous and absurd effect. But neither is likely to draw any grand conclusions, or even recognize one stumbled upon, and their confusion is echoed by the frequent interchanging of their names. Characters from Hamlet enter and leave, sometimes performing scenes from that play. The best interludes are provided by the troupe of actors from the tragedy, and Scott Michael Jefferson is excellent as their leader, an alternately arrogant showman and dour observer. The play echoes Godot’s existential quandaries, but has a more social issue at stake. Vladimir and Estragon puzzle whether there is some greater meaning to their lives and thoughts. Stoppard’s drama has a more earthly concern. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are sent on a mission about which they know little and for which they have no meaningful qualifications. To be doomed for it is less a philosophical problem than a lament. It’s less about the inevitability of death than the waste of young lives. That seems muddled in director Danny Bowen’s production. A concluding video flourish focuses on the tragedy of Hamlet, where almost every major character dies, and comes off as overkill. — WILL COVIELLO



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family TUESDay 10 TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www. — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

THURSDay 12 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; www. — Glass artist Andrew Jackson Pollack and other gallery artists lead children in making various animals in clay and mixed media. Email for details. Admission $5. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. INSECT DAY. Louisiana State Arboretum, 4213 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, 1-888-6776100 — The Arboretum hosts a full day of insect-related activities, including presentations and demonstrations by entomologists, insect enthusiasts and organizations; hands-on insect exhibits; a film screening and more. Visit www.insectday. com for details. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


tor agreements for the series that aims to assist emerging and minority constructionrelated businesses. Email allianceofminoritycontractors@ for details. 5 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The market is open daily and features nine eateries, an oyster bar, a bakery and fresh seafood and produce. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. HISTORIC HOUSE WORKSHOP: WOOD WINDOWS ON ANY BUDGET. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-7032; — The program teaches the basics of repairing existing windows and replacing or commissioning new wood windows. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. SARAH GRIFFIN THIBODEAUX LECTURE. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The New Orleans contemporary artist discusses her portrait work. 7 p.m. STAGE DOOR IDOL: PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www. — The audience and a panel of local celebrity judges vote for their favorite singers in the museum’s 1940s -themed singing competition. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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CONTRACTOR LECTURE SERIES. Xavier University Center, 1 Drexel Drive, 5207568 — Charles Seemann Jr. of Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles discusses subcontrac-

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week.

ENERGY SMART INFORMATION CENTER. Smith Regional Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., 596-2638 — Library visitors can meet with an Energy Smart staff person to learn more about Energy Smart programs and other ways to conserve. Call (866) 721-0249 or visit www.energysmartnola. info for details. 10 a.m. to 1 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 12 FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. LES COMEDIENS FRANCAIS LECTURE. Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — The lecture discusses the life and poetry of New Orleans historic figure Julien Poydras, and features presentations by Howard Margot and actress Janet Daley Duval. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 523-4662 for reservations. 6:30 p.m. RAW ARTISTS MIXOLOGY. 12 Bar, 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; www.12barnola. com — The arts organization’s event showcases local artists working in independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstyling, makeup and more for what they call “a circus of creativity.” Visit for details. Admission $10 in advance online, $15 at the door. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. SAN FERMIN IN NUEVA ORLEANS. The festival highlight is the Running of the Bulls (8 a.m. July 14), which replicates the famous event in Pamplona, Spain but with rollergirls instead of bulls. The festival also includes a wine dinner and other parties. Visit for the full schedule and other details. Thursday-Sunday. SECOND THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. — Licensed

tour guide and Friends of the Cabildo educational vice president Robert Freeland discusses the role Spanish Louisiana played in the American Revolution. Free admission. 6 p.m.

fRiDay 13 AWAKENING TO MAN’S POSSIBILITIES FORUM. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., 866-9010; www.firstuuno. org — The Gurdjieff Foundation of Louisiana’s weekly forum discusses “The Practice of Daily Meditation.” Free admission. Call (985) 502-6582 or visit for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION. The Consulate General of France in New Orleans, the Alliance Francaise and other organizations host a variety of activities to celebrate Bastille Day, including dinners, fireworks on the river, a French dog contest and more. Visit www. consulfrance-nouvelleorleans. org for the full schedule and other details. Friday-Sunday. CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL. Metairie Park Country Day, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204 — The festival includes performances and exhibits from students in the school’s creative arts program, which offers classes in Capoeira, sculpture, photography, robotics, painting, film, dance, poetry and theatre. Call 849-3188 or visit www.countrydaycreativearts. com for details. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. FIGHT AGAINST CANCER FUNDRAISER. Jerusalem Shrine Temple, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan, (985) 7251716; www.jerusalemshriners. com — Real Estate Professionals Against Cancer hosts its inaugural fundraiser with dinner, a silent auction and live music by The Topcats. Visit for details. Admission $30. 6:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. RIVERTOWN THEATERS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS’ OPEN HOUSE. Rivertown Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — The theater, whose programming Theatre 13 recently took over, hosts an open house to preview the theater’s renova-

tions and upcoming season. There will also be live music, a raffle and complimentary food and wine. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. TIPITINA’S FOUNDATION SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas. com — The sale of Tipitina’s merchandise and memorabilia includes T-shirts, children and baby goods, color show posters and more. All proceeds benefit the foundation. Visit for details. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 6584100; — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SaTURDay 14 BROAD STREET BAZAAR. 300 N. Broad St., corner of Bienville Street — The monthly market features health screenings, jewelry, food vendors and more. Call 561-7495 or visit for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. FAUBOURG ST. JOHN BASTILLE DAY BLOCK PARTY. 3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street, between Esplanade Avenue and North Lopez Street — The block party features an art market, a children’s area, food, drink and music by Zazou City, Ukulele Jake and Creole String Beans. Free admission. Visit for details. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. HORNETS HONEYBEE

AUDITIONS. Alario Center, Bayou Segnette Complex, Westwego, 349-5525 — The Honeybees seeks experienced dancers at least 18 or older for the team. Visit hornets/honeybees for audition requirements and other details. Registration 10 a.m., auditions 11 a.m. MAC & CHEESE SHOWDOWN. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — A panel of experts and event goers judge local restaurants’ macaroni and cheese dishes. There also is a beer tasting by 40 Arpent Brewery. Admission $5-$10. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. MR. LEGS. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; — Bridge House/ Grace House, the nonprofit substance abuse treatment program, hosts its annual fundraiser where participants compete for the title of Mr. Legs by entertaining the crowd. The event also features a raffle, silent auction, open bar, food and entertainment by the Muffa-lottas. Call 821-7135 or visit mr-legs for details. Admission $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. NEW ORLEANS’ THEATER DISTRICT: A WALKING TOUR. The Orpheum Theater, 129 University Place — AIA New Orleans’ two-hour tour takes participants to the Orpheum, Saenger and Joy theaters to explore their history and current state of renovation. Call 525-8320 or visit www. for details. Admission $20-$35. 2 p.m. OCH ART MARKET. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. — This week’s market is African themed and features an art exhibit, locally made arts and crafts, live music and food. Visit for details. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. POP-UP CHEF. Whole Foods Market, 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; — Chef Gus Martin of Muriel’s Jackson Square joins Molly Kimball, an Ochsner registered dietitian, to highlight Muriel’s new “Eat Fit” menu that includes healthier versions of classic New Orleans dishes. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmpage 54



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ers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. SPUN CROSSROADS’ ART IN MOTION. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www. — The weekly indoor market features clothing and other items from local and regional artists, demonstrations and food. Email or visit www.spuncrossroads. com for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. WINE & CHEESE MELANGE. Melange Restaurant & Speakeasy Bar, 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — In celebration of Bastille Day, Liz Williams, director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, discusses wine and cheese pairings as well as culinary connections between France and New Orleans. Visit for details. Admission $8 SOFAB members, $10 nonmembers. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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WINSTON CHURCHILL SYMPOSIUM. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — Scholars discuss a wide array of topics pertaining to Churchill at the second annual event. Call 528-1944 ext. 511 or email conferences@ for details. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


SUNDAY 15 ABITA ARTISTS. 9th Street Gallery, 71377 St. Mary St., Abita Springs — Local artists hold a monthly meeting. Call Lana at 898-3071 for details. 3 p.m. BARTENDER & WAITERS RACE. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — This year’s iteration of the Bastille Day tradition includes a separate bartenders race where participants carry trays of cocktails. The event also features a cocktail-making demonstration and live French music. Visit for details. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY SWING WITH LIONEL FERBOS. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — Professional swing dancers provide coaching for dancers of all levels while local musicians play World War II era hits. Call 528-1944 ext. 359 for details. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. dance lessons, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. live music.

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

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that hire local performers for cultural events. Call 558-6100 or visit for details. Application deadline is July 16. HUMANA COMMUNITIES BENEFIT. Humana awards a $100,000 grant to a local nonprofit working to improve health experiences or build healthy communities. Visit www. for details. Application deadline is July 31.

CALL FOR VOLUNTeeRS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patientservice programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS. The aquarium accepts applications for the volunteer naturalists, education, husbandry and volunteer diver programs. Visit volunteers/aquarium for details. 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, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; 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 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@ for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@ for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email for information. 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 to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up to attend service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 483-7041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ or visit for details.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 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 837-0175 or email for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION. The MDA seeks volunteers ages 16 and older for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www. for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 243 or email for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action

Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and PEOPLE PROGRAM. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to teach active seniors at its campuses in Metairie, New Orleans and the West Bank. Call 2847678 for details. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMSOutreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email or call 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 8214121; — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email elizabeth@ or visit www.stairnola. org for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middleand upper-school New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 for details. TOURO HEALTH CAREER CAMP. Touro Volunteer Services accepts applications for its Health Career Camp for older high school students and recent graduates interested in health care. Call 897-8107 or visit for details. Application deadline is Friday.

WORDS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. JOSEPH SCOTT MORGAN. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 8952266 — The author discusses and signs Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The group discusses Christopher Priest’s The Inverted World. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. SPEAKEASY SUNDAYS. Club Caribbean, 2441 Bayou Road, 957-9666; — The club hosts an open mic poetry and spoken work night every Sunday at 7 p.m. Visit www. for details. Admission $5. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground. org — 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., 947-2121; www. — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email hwoodie104@gmail. com for details.

CALL FOR WRITeRS DIXIE KANE CONTEST. The Southern Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America sponsors the contest for romance, historical romance, paranormal and inspirational writers. Visit www.solawriters. org for details. There is a $15 fee per manuscript. Submissions deadline is Sunday.



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9 month old Dilute pastel Tortie. Sweet & lovable. Small adoption fee includes spay, vacs, testing. (504) 462-1968.

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Found: White Husky Fem. Dog named Bianca, #225-938-6336 (Mid City but could be anywhere by now),Ozzie, male, brown/black stripe (brindle), pit mix, sweet, call him & he will come, hold him & call me asap, Traci 504-975-5971.


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Blue Gray/White cat rescued from a large colony in MS. Dainty Southern Belle ready to share her life with a family. Fully vetted. Call 504-454-8200,


GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX He escaped euthanasia by 21 minutes & has been in a foster home since April 2012 Little over 1 yr, approx. 50 lbs. Happy friendly boy who loves life, enjoys walks & was born to run & play. Loves people & loves when people love on him. Also loves other dogs. He would love a home with children or another dog! Neutered, up to date on his vaccs & is micro chipped. If you are interested in meeting him please contact Puppy Power Rescue, or follow the links provided.

Cat: 8 yr. old boy rescued from Mid City just before Katrina. Outgoing personality, always rolling over for belly rubs. Fully vetted. Call 504-454-8200,


YOUNG Male Terrier Mix Looking for a forever home, Moses was found flea infested. After being treated for fleas, his skin is now recovering nicely. With a little ways to go, some TLC is all he’ll need. Moses is a feisty little guy who loves attention & treats. If you’re willing to give him the time and attention he’ll need you’ll have a sure friend for life! He weighs approx.11 lbs, is neutered, up to date on his shots, microchipped & heartworm negative. If you’re interested in Moses or would like to donate towards his care, please contact Puppy Power Rescue using the links below. 22951651

PERCY: 1 1/2 yr. old

Orange & white boy cat . Wandered out of woods to the Sanctuary. Playful, loves cats, people - never meets a stranger! Fully vetted. 504-454-8200,


Loves attention, dog parks & a snuggle! Lady, 2 yrs old, 50-55lbs. Loves walks, people, belly rubs, chews & bones. Very loving & devoted. Eager to please her family. Good w/cats, dogs & children. Contact


Needs a home or foster ASAP! Luke - happy & very, very, sweet boy. Best in a home s the only dog. Loves toys, treats & walks. If foster, all medical & food will be supplied. PLEASE CONTACT ASAP! THANKS! Laura,


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DHL Maine Coon Mix, 6 yr. old. Rescued from a hoarder in 2007. Beautiful and vivacious girl. Fully vetted. Call 504454-8200,

“JR” Great companion dog! Fun loving NOT hyper at all. Laid back & loves to cuddle. Best in a home with no cats, small pets or small children. He likes small & large dogs.

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LEGAL NOTICES 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 707-735 DIVISION “N” TUTORSHIP OF JACOB MICHAEL VICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Louis Vice, Jr., has filed an application in the above entitled matter to be appointed Tutor of the minor child, Jacob Michael Vice, and that the Applicant may be appointed Tutor at the expiration of (10) days from the date of publication. An opposition may be filed at any time prior to the appointment. Respectfully submitted, Respectfully submitted, ERIC OLIVER PERSON, LSBA 10530 2727 Prytania Street, Suite 20 New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Telephone: (504) 894-8890 Facsimile: (504) 899--3201



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Huntly is a 2-year-old, spayed, Beagle mix whose owner was moving and could not take her with him. She’s a vocal, yet sweet & playful, gal who will require TLC during her complimentary heartworm treatment. To meet Huntly or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.


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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I was recently laid off (actually, my contract was not renewed) as an elementary school teacher and I’m wondering, what types of other jobs I should be looking at, hopefully something that pays more? My résumé, with my classroom positions and my Master’s degree in Education, doesn’t seem like anything that a business would really be interested in. I’d appreciate your input.” — Torrey C., Metairie, LA Dear Torrey, Some say that teachers are perhaps the hardest working, most underpaid group within the professional sector of the nation’s workforce. One 2010 study stated that teachers in the U.S. rank 22nd out of 27 countries in the category of salary relative to other workers with college degrees. Another study agreed that teachers earn too little for their skills. Using pay versus other college graduates and pay versus “comparable” occupations, they Grant Cooper settled on 16 different other professions, including accountants, reporters, registered nurses, computer programmers, and clergy. Their conclusion was that even when you factor in benefits, compensation for public school teachers lags by 9%. Compared to professions requiring similar skill levels, the wage gap was 14.3%. Also, I can tell you that those teachers I have assisted in my résumé writing and career coaching business have told me, that although they love value their work and the difference they are making in the lives of their students, the sacrifices are many. I have heard stories of teachers digging into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies, working many hours at home to grade papers and prepare lessons, and dealing with an array of behavioral and disciplinary problems that most other professional workers never see. Last year I prepared a new résumé for a teacher with six years experience in a secondary classroom setting teaching science. We emphasized her academic credentials, her ability to make group presentations, and her skill in educating students in complex scientific and technical subject matter. She was hired by one of the large New Orleans area medical centers to instruct physicians and medical staff on the new EPIC® software program that is being rolled out across the country. This job paid considerably more than she had earned as a teacher at a local parochial school.

You mentioned that your résumé “doesn’t seem like anything a business would really be interested in.” On the contrary, teachers are excellent candidates for any number of jobs in the employment marketplace. Your skills and experience in training, making presentations, project management, conducting research, and program implementation make you an ideal candidate for a broad array of great-paying jobs. Here is a sample of a job description for an educator that you may want to incorporate into your résumé: 1. Skilled and experienced in all aspects of teaching courses at the primary and secondary levels, assisting students with problem-solving, and implementing test-taking strategies for students within a variety of school environment. 2. Oversee classroom management, lesson planning, assigning homework and projects, lecturing, grading papers, curriculum development, individual tutoring and counseling, assessing student performance, and coordinating with parents, faculty, and administration. 3. Utilize state-of-the-art teaching and instructional techniques that encourage critical thinking, reading comprehension, memorization, skill development, and effective learning at various competency levels. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant is currently ranked in the Top 2% of 340 LinkedIn National Résumé Writing Experts and has fulfilled contracts for the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, the NFL, the NBA, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations throughout the nation.

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Position at busy child psychiatry clinics, willing to work 25-40 hrs per week, Slidell and Mandeville locations, mostly evenings and possibly some days. Prefer student that has completed 2 + years in college. Proficient computer/typing skills imperative, fast paced/multi-tasking. Must be: professional, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, considerate, and flexible. Background check/drug screen performed. Please email resume to: northshorejobs@

Offers Volunteer Opportunities. Make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill & their families. Services include: friendly visits to patients & their families, provide rest time to caretaker, bereavement & office assistance. School service hours avail. Call Volunteer Coordinator @ 504-818-2723 #3016

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY TUBING BUSINESS FOR SALE On the beautiful Bogue Chitto River North of Covington Owner financing avail with 50% down Call Wayne at 985-515-7836

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


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Neoclassical Revival New Construction. 3 BR, 2.5 BA. 12’ ceil. Master suite w/ his & her’s closets & marble master bath. Wide-plank heart of pine flrs. Complete irrigation sys John Cody Stringer. 504-655-5577. Coldwell Banker, 504-899-4040. Ea. office independently owned & operated.


A Northshore Residential Community Wooded lots 2+ acres Build a home on the lot of your chose. Design a raised garden. Create a personal space. Discover the outdoors. Take riding lessons. Observe wildlife. Easy access t all areas of the Northshore and New Orelans. For a personal tour of the properties, Phone 985-796-9130.


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4 PEARL CT. 5/3.5 279K

Beautiful 2 story, w/Mother-in-Law suite located on quiet cul-de-sac, 2 fp, wrought iron balc w/2 sets of Fr. doors. New ss kit. Ryan C. Haro, Realtor, M2 Brokerage, LLC Mobile: (504) 913-0967, Office: (504) 267-9405. Licensed in Louisiana.

Spacious 3 BR 2 BA. Wonderful neighborhood. Secluded street near lake. Great rm with cathedral ceil, firepl & wetbar. Formal dining. $368,000. Cindy Flannery, 504-908-9333. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty – 504-944-3605 Each office Independently owned & operated.


4613 Neyrey, 4/2.5 $289,000. Lovely, clean, quiet Ranch style home near hospital, schools, shopping & more, 2530 sq. ft. of living space. Call Kristo Salvaggio for an appointment today! Latter & Blum ERA, Powered, Each Office Independently Owned & Operated. Office: (504) 866-2785 ext 195 or cell: (504)554-3246. Licensed Realtor in Louisiana, USA



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298 Cherokee Rose, 4/BDRM/2BA - $220,000 700 Simpson Way, 4BDM/2.5BA $215,000 Rita Rebouche, Realtor, Gardner Realtors (c) 504-669-8664, (off) 985-796-5959

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Beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 BA condo in Audubon Trace. Spacious, wood floors, firepl,, Private, fenced patio overlooking pool. Master suite on 2nd level has 2nd firepl. Patsy Phipps, 504-450-5221. Tribute Real Estate 504-298-7653. REAL SERVICE, REAL RESULTS!





4BR, 2.5 BA home of an interior designer. High ceilings, crystal chandeliers,beautiful baths, gourmet Huge brick courtyard w/ bubbling fountain. Spacious master suite opens to courtyard. $570k. Cathy Dipiazza Cashman, 504-9754397. Alex-Cate Realty, 504-488-4398.

3BDRMS/1.5BA $179,000 Cute, clean & quiet, near hospital, shopping & more! 60x140 lot w/large backyard, covered patio & privacy fence. Call Kristi Salvaggio, Latter & Blum Realtors (off) (504) 866-2785 ext 195 or (c) (504) 554-9246

3626 E. Louisiana State Dr. 4 BR, 2.5BA, new hardwd floors, 2 bonus rms, den, covered porch with misting system & ceil fans. Move-in ready. $178,500. Susie Prats, 504-450-8836. Keller Williams Realty Crescent City Westbank Partners. 504-207-2007. Each ofc independently owned & operated.

Gorgeous renovation of traditional Metairie Lakefront home. 5 BR, 3.5 BA. Two master suites, gourmet kitchen, large family room. $499K. JoAnn Fitzpatrick Broussard, 504-4501477. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated. 504-282-2611.


Spacious, Uptown $374,900 Total Renovation 2009, 3/4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bth - Gorgeous Mstr. Bath Whpl & Walk In Shwr. 2386 Sq.ft. Gourmet Kitchen, Bonus Rm Upstairs. Energy Efficient Foam Insulation, Hdwd Flrs, Tile, Dual HVAC, Corner Lot. 228-297-2267

Beautiful Lake Terrace! Move right in! 3 BR, 2 BA brick ranch. Lovely large landscaped back yard. Attached double garage. 1924 (2045 total) sq ft living. Lot size 85 x 115. $325K. Joan Farabaygh. 504-723-5767. RE/MAX Affiliates. 504-838-7656. Ea office independently owned & operated.



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4 bedrooms, 3 baths. $479,000 Must See! Call Gina Sayour, Realtor, (504) 8845030 Realty Executives SELA. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated.

817 Amelia Street, $239,900


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

Rustic charm on this unique home fashioned from joining two separate cottages. Great flowing floor plan and with a second front door that’s great for working from home. Off street parking.

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With $800 upper revenue: 2478 sq ft total, tropical setting, 1/2 blk streetcar, 2 blks river. 8129 Maple St. $440,000. 504-314-1455. MUST SEE!


Beautiful gut renovation on Grand Rte. St. John: 2300 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. All new with custom and bespoke finishes. THE BEST neighborhood in the city- walk half a block to Bayou St. John, restaurants, wine store, coffee shop, grocery, pharmacy and Jazz Fest. If you are a kayaker, jogger, picnic having, wine drinking, Bayou lover, who is looking for a wonderful home and life, this house is for you. Offered at $495,000.00. Inquiries should call 504-914-5606.

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Franklinton, just north of Folsom. On 40 acres. 4 BR, 3 BA, Italian tile, custom kit, firepl, arched doorways, alarm. Beautiful grounds. $595K. Suzy McDaniel, 985-640-1836 or Cindy Flannery, 504-908-9333. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty – 504.944.3605 Each office Independently owned & operated.


3 BR, 3 BA, approx 2,963 sq ft. It is BEAUTIFUL. renovation. Marble, stone, hardwood. Over the top master bedroom & bath. Open floor plan. Corner lot facing park with private side entrance. $455,000. Cathy Dipiazza Cashman, 504-975-4397. Alex-Cate Realty, 504-488-4398.

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Southern plantation on 3.2 acres. Bldrs personal hm designed & constructed w/fine upgrades & amenities. True Gourmet kit, 5500sq main hm has 5BR/5BA & 1300sf private qtrs. MUCH MORE! Darlene Gurievsky, Gardner Realtors, Off: (985) 674-SOLD (7653) or cell: (985) 789-2434. Darlene@


21505 Blue Marlin, 4BRDM/3BA $479,000 Rita Rebouche, Realtor, Gardner Realtors (c) 504-669-8664, (off) 985-796-5959


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On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. Move-in ready. $189,000. Call 504-887-4191



Renovated, elegant, light, spacious. 2 br, 2.5 ba, den, gourmet kit, yd, pkng, formal LR/DR, wood & stone floors. Call for rates & info (415) 359-6445

New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O. 1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 781608-6115..


2 BR, 2.5 BA. Furn, healthclub, pool, parking. All util incl, wifi. Minimum 1 month. $3000/mo. Also 3 BR Penthouse $3800/mo. 781-608-6115.


On Elmeer Ave. Approx. 1350 sq. ft. 3BR/1.5BA. Renov’t, SS kit, beautiful hrwd flrs, ceil fans, CA&H. Study area, fenced. $1585 + dep. Avail Aug 1st. (504) 554-3844.


Renovated, large 2 BR apt with 12 x 24’ liv room. 1 BR with new carpet. Furn kit. Sunset deck, bike path, laundry on premises, offst pkg. No pets. Avail now. $724 & $824. 504-236-5776



2507 Bell St - Big 1BR - $600 1461 Johnson, yd, 3br, Lg Kit. $850 New Shop 2506 Desoto St $725 Phone: 504- 432-5104


Elegnt 2 brm - 3 mrbl mntls - dbl lvrm studio apt - fireplc - lvly patio -both apts furn - sec,gate - No pets. (504) 861-3141

1304 Evalina St.

2 BR/1 BA Renov, appl, furnished, off st prkg, w&d. $950 mo + $950 dep. Pets negotiable SOLID NR PRISES at (504) 361-1447. Avail By Appt Only.


Kenner church with attached nursery, daycare school, kitchen,dining/meeting room and parking lot for rent, lease or second congregation. 466-6729 Leave Message.”



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



Pool, Courtyard, W/D, cent a/c. $1600. Steve Richards, 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, Inc Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.

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Superb Office Space

3527 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie. Approx 1,550 sq.ft. 2nd floor of 2 story office bldg. Parking, efficiency kitchen, storage rm, men’s & women’s restrooms. Avail immediately. 1 year lse $2,260/mo. (504) 957-2360




Near heart of Metairie, dead end street. 1br + bonus room from $750. Rsvd pkg;1 car, water pd. No smoking/ pet s. Call 504-780-1706 or visit us at

$600 1 BR Efficiency

Uptown Fountainbleau (Broadmoor) 1 good size Bedroom / bath / kitchen efficiency in Uptown near Universities. Laundry next door, $600 deposit. Sorry, no large dogs or smoking. Call Jerry for viewing times: 504-628-3663. 4233 Fountainbleau, #5 * Uptown



1 BR, fully furnished incl utilities. Courtyard. $1375. Steve Richards 504-258-1800. Latter & Blum, INC/Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.


w/ ret’d teacher. Private suite, share bath, kit, driveway, yard w 70 yr old female. Prefer professional female. Race irrelevant. Lovely Louisiana Ave location nr. Magazine. NO pets or smoking. Rent neg.Lydia, 716-984-5320



539 Dumaine - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1500 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1 1/2 ba ...... $1400 920 Poeyfarre - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1375 921 Chartres - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1250 4601 Spain - 2 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1100 1235 Josephine - 2 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1100 3421 Palmyra - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $700 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

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Large Upper COMPLETELY FURNISHED, Water and cable paid. $850. Call 504-314-1455

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Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. Private fenced backyard. No pets. $750/month + deposit. 504-494-0970


Living room, 1 BR, kitchen, tile bath. No pets. $500/mo.Call 504-494-0970. To Advertise in


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409 Rosa(old Metairie) 1/1 offstreet prkng, Balc. Huge backyard $1100 718 Frenchman #10 1/1 fully furn. Tons of closet space $975 517 Dumaine #4 2/2.5 Renov rooftp. prvt deck. Jaccuzzi tub$3,500 931 Gov Nichols #3 1/1 Spacious. Sun rm. Opn flr. 2 story apt $1500 528 Madison St.” 2d” 1/1 furn.all util inc,internet,cable,great loc. $900 1712 Napoleon 1/1 1000sqft.Largegrndflrcornerunit.w/d$1050 1700 Napoleon 1/1 900sqftgrndflr.Smallpatio.w/dhookups$1050 1704 Napoleon 1/1 900sqftgrndflr.Smallpatio.w/dhookups $850 315 Chartres 2B 1/1.5 2nd&3rd flr slv SQ.each flr w/prvt balc. $1,500 CONDOS FOR SALE 820 Bartholomew 3/2 Lg Sngl fam converted from double $279,000 1323 Esplanade “A” 1/1 grndflrw/hiceils&pool.SHORTSALE$169,000 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 Twnhouse style w/prkg,pool&more $145,000 1608 N Broad 2/2 Single fam renov Near fairgrounds $82,500 936 Conti #15 2/1.5 Twnhse style, pool, parking&more! $329,000 333 Julia 418 1/1 UpdatedcondoWHdist.pool&more$196,900 1125 Royal #3 1/1 3rd fl. exp beams, storage! crtyrd $269,000 421 Burgundy #4 1/1 Ground floor updated. Courtyard $105,000 929 Dumaine #14 Pied-a-terre effic in heart of Fr Qtr $106,500 1418 Chartres B 2/1 Charming. HUGE 2nd FLR BALCONY. $259,000 1418 Chartres “D” 2/1 Fully furn. exp brick & glossy wd fls $225,000 421 burgundy #1 1/1 Nicesizegrndflcondooffcourtyard$180,000 1115 Prytania #303 2/2 SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 2200 Royal comm 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zon $4k/mo 512 Wilkinson Row Comm comm condo on quaint FQ street $465,000 840 N Rampart Comm Laundromat~business, not bldg$299,000 We have qualified tenants for your rentals. Call us!

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3 BR, 2 BA 1750 Sq Ft, Historic Property, Hardwood Flrs, Yard Service Incl. Move In Now. Steve Richards 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, INC/Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.



Secure bldg. Newly remodeled. Granite, tile, lots of closets. Refrig, stove, w&d. Centrally located near Metairie, UNO & downtown., off st pkg, $775. + dep. 504-228-2282.

6217 Catina Street

2Br/1Ba. furn kit, w/d, cent air & heat. security alarm, ceiling fans, Ceramic. tile, carpet. Garage. Water Paid. $1200/mo. Call 504-400-9345

LAKEFRONT 500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

Beautiful Lakefront condo overlooking pool. All newly renov. 1 lg BR, 1 BA w/ jacuzzi tub. All new appl, w&d. Amenities incl elevator, lobby mailbox, pool, gym, private covered pkg, no pets. $1100/mo + dep. 504-710-9062, Sandra


Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitch-Efficiency. $525/mo. A/C. Stve, Ref, Wi-fi, Wtr Pd, No Pets/Smkrs 486-1600.

511 & 513 S. CORTEZ ST

Each 1/2 shotgun double, 2 BR, living room, furn kit, fans, window units, wood floors, w/d hkups, small yard. $800/mo. Owner/Agnt 504-450-7676.


3 BR, 2 BA, upstairs apt. 1 blk off Carrollton 1 blk off Canal. Granite counters, cent a/h Water & util paid. No pets. $1500. 504-638-1977 aft 3pm.


3 bedrooms, 1.5 ba, lr, dr, furn kit, hdwd flrs, cen a/h, w/d, 1500 sf, 12’ ceils, $1400/mo. Call 504-952-5102


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


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


Lovely 2BR/2BA, freshly painted. CAC. Walking distance to WWII Museum. Communal o/s parking. $1200/ month. Call Bob, 504-231-5311.


Studio, newly remodeled kit & ba, hdwd flrs. $750 mo. Huge 2 BR Apt. Bright, spacious,, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, $1095. Both have Cent a/h, laundry facility avail 24 hrs. Walk 1 blk to St. Charles St Car, easy access to I-10, CBD & FQ. No pets/No smokers. 1-888-239-6566.


Renovated, elegant, light, spacious. 2 br, 2.5 ba, den, gourmet kit, yd, pkng, formal LR/DR, wood & stone floors. Call for rates & info (415) 359-6445

6319 S. PRIEUR

2 bedroom, living room, dining room, furn kitchen, tile bath. No pets. Off Calhoun. $800/mo, Call Gary 504494-0970


1 bedroom, bath, furnished kitchen, window a/c unit, front porch. No pets. $550/mo. Call 504-865-7917.

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Nice home on two well landscaped acres; 3 BR, 2 BA. library/office, deep covered front porch, rear deck. Near-by guest cottage 1 BR, 1 BA . $1,700/mo. Stables & pasture avail at extra cost. Hyatt Hood 985-966-1131. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

Efficiency, w/d, ss appl, HVAC, pool, exercise rm, Jacuzzi, Easy access to Interstate. $1000/mo. 12 mo lse. Bonnie, 504-220-1022 Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988.

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This gracious and inviting raised cottage is nestled among so many similar turn of the century homes shaded by century old live oaks that you never notice that it is only fifteen years old. It offers all that period charm yet tons of contemporary conveniences. The living area is on the upper main level. There is a wide front gallery that offers a sense of privacy as you rock away sultry afternoons or as you welcome guests into the generous center hall. To the right is a spacious formal parlor and to the left it opens onto the dining room.


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French Provincial Louis XV Style Carved Cherry Commode, 18th c., and later, the whole on cabriole legs with pointed toes, H.- 31 1/2 in., W.- 52 in., D.- 19 1/2 in.

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American Carved Walnut Renaissance Revival Bedroom Suite. c. 1870, consisting of a high back bed, formerly a half tester, together with a matching marble top drop well dresser with Tennessee brown marbles, Bed- H.- 97 in., Int. W.- 57 in., Int. D.- 77 in., Dresser- H.- 110 1/2 in., W.- 62 1/2 in., D.- 21 3/4 in.

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Southern Carved Mahogany Full Tester Bed, c. 1850, the ogee tester on cluster columns, with an arched headboard with a central relief shell, H.- 111 in., Int. W.- 62 1/2 in., Int. D.- 70 in.

Assembled Set of Sterling Goblets, 20th c., six by Wallace, # 14, and two by International, # P664, H.- 6 5/8 in., Dia.- 3 3/8 in., wt.- 46 troy oz.

Jean Charles Blais (1956- ), “Untitled,” 1-4-85, gouache and collage on paper, dated upper left, H.- 45 in., W.- 62 in.

Two Sterling Communion Chalices, 20th c., one gilt washed.

Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Five Light Chandelier, c. 1900, the twisted central support with relief putti, flowers, and cattails, H.- 44 1/2 in., Dia.- 25 in.

French First Empire Gilt and Patinated Bronze Mantle Clock, c. 1810, presented on a marquetry inlaid oval mahogany base, Clock- H.- 15 3/4 in., W.- 12 3/8 in., D.- 3 3/4 in.

Peter Pierobon (1957- ), “Amagam,”20th c., ebonized and natural mahogany bench, H.- 36 1/4 in., W.- 72 in., D.- 23 in.

Jack Cooley (1923-2008), “Jazz Funeral,” 20th c., oil on masonite, signed l.r., H.- 20 in., W.- 24 in.

KPM Porcelain Plaque, “Ruth,” early 20th c., after Charles Landelle, signed “Schmidt” l.l., verso impressed KPM with the scepter mark, 168, 287, W and N, stamped “Made in Germany, and “Ruth after Ch. Landelle,” presented in a period gilt and gesso frame, H.- 8 3/4 in., W.- 5 3/4 in.

Impressive Patinated Spelter Mantel Clock, late 19th c., by Japy Freres, depicting Neptune, by L. & F. Moreau, on a stepped highly figured rouge marble base, H.- 27 1/2 in., W.- 13 1/2 in., D.- 13 in.

Robert M. Rucker (1932-2000), “House Through the Trees,” 20th c., oil on canvas, signed l.l., H.- 7 1/8 in., W.- 9 1/8 in.

Selection of Elizabeth Locke 18K Gold Jewelry.

Pair of Carved and Ebonized Gilt Wood Egyptian Revival Torcheres, 20th c., 80 in., Dia.- 29 1/2 in.

Colette Pope Heldner (1902-1999), “Courtyard of Old Marchand’s Tin Shop, Rue Royale, Vieux Carre,” 1941, watercolor,” 1942, watercolor, signed and dated l.r., titled and dated verso also, H.- 11 3/4 in., W.- 9 1/2 in.

Continental Carved Walnut Bookcase-Display Cabinet, 19th c. and later, H.- 111 in., W.- 111 in., D.- 30 in.

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Pablo Picasso, “Visage,” “Cheval et Cavalier,” and “Femme,” Three Ceramic Pitchers, mid 20th c., the undersides stamped Madoura and Edition Picasso

French Provincial Carved Cherry Double Door Armoire, early 19th c., from Lorraine,, the doors with brass fiche hinges and long brass escutcheons, H.- 89 1/2 in., W.- 59 in., D.- 28 in.

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Robert Rucker (1932-2000), “The Shack on the Bayou,” 20th c., oil on canvas, signed l.r., H.- 25 1/8 in., W.- 39 3/8 in.

Tiffany Bronze Lamp Base, early 20th c., #7811, the underside impressed “Tiffany Studios, 7811,” with GE Sockets and switches, H.20 3/4 in., Dia.- 10 in.

Gambit: July 10, 2012  

New Orleans news and entertainment

Gambit: July 10, 2012  

New Orleans news and entertainment