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h T T | The stream of superhero summer blockbusters continues with The Dark Knight Rises. The third installment of director Christopher Nolan’s trio of Batman adventures features the Caped Crusader emerging from a tarnished reputation and self-imposed exile to battle a terrorist threatening Gotham City. To complicate matters, a mysterious cat burglar is also stalking the city. Wide release. PAGE 43.

TT hhS S h Sat. July 21 | Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, The Happy Talk Band, Clockwork Elvis and Rev. Spooky LeStrange’s Billion Dollar Baby Dolls headline a burlesque rock benefit for their friend Miss Kitty Lynn, the New Orleans performer currently battling breast cancer. At Siberia. PAGE 38. T h h Sun. July 22 | Thirteen years after having its sophomore LP Feeler scrapped by Interscope, Toadies regrouped and rerecorded the too-dark-for-prime-time snarl as older, wiser 30-somethings. Page Hamilton and his refashioned Helmet are celebrating the 20th anniversary of all-bark, all-bite debut Meantime. Ume opens the ’90s nostalgia night at Tipitina’s. PAGE 38.

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presented a check for $15,610 to the Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, which will send six of the youth band members to the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day 2013. The Stompers raised the money at their annual “Uptown Throwdown,” at which the allmale marching troupe solicited donations as they danced from bar to bar. won a landmark case against the Deon Haywood says state’s 200-year-old crimes against the arson fire at the nature statute, which overturned a WWAV office hasn’t requirement that people convicted scared her away. of soliciting oral and anal sex regis- “You can’t allow ter as sex offenders, while people acts of violence convicted of prostitution do not to stop you from have to register. speaking out about But it’s a small organization with what’s right.” limited funds and a staff of six and PHOTO BY some interns. WWAV won’t be CHERYL GERBER returning to its rented space at 215 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., where it had been for the past three years. For now, it’s sharing a small conference room from its neighbor, First Grace United Methodist Church. “We don’t know any real reason why someone did it,” Haywood says. “We can sit and talk about it all day, why they targeted us. There are just so many what ifs, or whys. I feel like we deserve an answer, but we don’t have one.” At a June 27 City Council Criminal Justice Committee meeting a month after the fire, Haywood spoke before Councilwomanat-Large Stacy Head and District A Councilwoman Susan Guidry, in whose district the WWAV office operates. Both were disturbed to hear that Haywood has had little success reaching the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) about an investigation into the blaze, or whether it was being investigated at all.

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a 2012 graduate of Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, has received the Congressional Award Gold Medal from the U.S. Congress. The award is given to people between 14 and 23 years of age who volunteer, excel in physical fitness, work on personal development and undertake a major expedition or exploration. Kruse is the only Louisianian to receive the award this year. She begins classes at Louisiana State University in the fall.

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By Alex Woodward ust after midnight on May 25, Deon Haywood got the call: her office was ablaze. Haywood was awake, watching television with members of Women With a Vision (WWAV), a women’s health and social justice organization where she serves as executive director. Haywood called board members and two of the organization’s founders. At 1 a.m., they arrived on the scene to find a waning two-alarm fire at WWAV’s Mid-City office at Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway. Two people were evacuated from the building, which also houses a residence and a dry cleaning business. Later, Haywood did a walkthrough to assess the damage. “I don’t know if I’ve been able to put into words what that was for me, to walk in and know that this wasn’t normal,” she says. “This wasn’t just a firebug. This was intentional.” The office was covered with a thick black crust. Breast exam models were gathered, carefully stacked and set on fire, as were models of uteruses, ovaries and the female reproductive system. Reproductive health displays and informational posters about HIV in African-American communities were torched. Closets filled with community resources, from toiletries to clothes to pamphlets, were charred. Two awards given to WWAV were thrown out a window. “There was tons of stuff in packages they could’ve put in the contractor garbage bags we keep in the office, and carried a sack out like Santa Claus. It would’ve been Christmas,” Haywood says. “Twenty-inch monitors on our computers, all still there. … Either you don’t like what I’m doing — and it’s hard not to take it personal — or you just really hate women that much that you would do this.”

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One of WWAV’s male clients steps in from the rain and enters a  small conference room near the front of the church, where Haywood  and WWAV staff huddle around an oval table.     How is Haywood today? “I’ve been better,” she says. This week,  Haywood leaves for Baltimore to discuss programs for incarcerated  women. At the end of July, Haywood will make a presentation at the  International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. It’s the first time  the conference has been held in the U.S. in more than 20 years, and  about 20,000 delegates from 200-plus countries are expected to attend. Haywood will discuss criminalization with panelists from Egypt  and Jamaica, addressing WWAV’s victory in the crimes against  nature case: what it took to win, and what it means to the people who  were charged. Haywood also will address a group of 500 women in  Calcutta, India via satellite on the subject of sex workers.     “This is why people like me are asking Louisiana politicians to pay  attention, to listen to us, because the world is listening,” she says.  “Deon Haywood, from New Orleans, born and raised, 3rd Ward.  Everyone who works, or comes in, becomes a part of Women with  a Vision — we’re all here for one reason: we’re all connected to  this city, and we believe in it. My voice will be speaking about the  experiences of poor women in the South, and I’ll be doing a satellite  presentation to women who are experiencing the same things as we  are in the U.S. South. That is big.”     Despite losing a home base, Haywood says WWAV won’t slow  down. It’s not the first time the group’s offices were trashed — their  former drop-in center on LaSalle Street was burglarized several  years ago. WWAV also is launching a micro-enterprise project  for at-risk or low-income women to supplement their income. The  Bead Shop on Magazine Street has partnered with WWAV to offer  jewelry-making classes. (“I visited one of our clients and she had  a table full of earrings, bracelets she made,” Haywood says. “She  does work, but she struggles. This is a way for her to generate other  income for herself.”)     Haywood is grateful for the community (and global) support and  the attention from international partner organizations following the  arson — which resembles similar burglaries and arsons at women’s  health clinics in Georgia earlier this year. WWAV’s motto, for now,  Haywood says, is “through the fire.”     “This was an act of violence toward women,” she says. “This was  a hate crime. Everyone else around the world has called it that. Probably for a long time — if we don’t get an answer — I’m going to wonder, ‘Why?’ And it’s hard not to take it personal. … You can’t allow  acts of violence to stop you from speaking out about what’s right.”

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  “Deal is Done! Love you, Who  Dat Nation. See you soon!” — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Twitter July 13. Brees cut a deal with the team that will pay him $100 million over five years, the most lucrative contract in NFL history.   “Serving as a member of Congress is not a part-time job. The  primary duty of a member of Congress is to advocate on behalf of its  constituency by casting important  votes. Some of my colleagues take  their office for granted and refuse  to accept this responsibility. They  habitually miss important votes on  key policy initiatives and legislation by leaving early or arriving late  in order to attend fundraising and  campaign events.” — Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, on his proposed “No Show, No Pay Act,” which would penalize his fellow representatives for missing votes without a legitimate excuse. It was a clear swipe at Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia, whom Boustany is expected to face in the newly redrawn Louisiana 3rd District in the November election.     In response, Landry issued his own statement: “In what could only  be a political ploy, Boustany is now  claiming — after nearly a decade in  Congress — he wants to do something about Congressional pay,  tying it to votes in Congress. I wish  Charles had been absent the times  he voted to raise the debt ceiling,  bail out banks, and allow his salary  to increase.”

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ny’s massive London billboards were smeared with “oil” and a campaign has begun to have BP removed as an Olympics sponsor. BP vice president of government and public affairs Crystal Ashby says the company is “proud to use the power of the London 2012 Olympic Games” to promote the Gulf and show the company’s “ongoing commitment to the community.” The four-day event will feature seafood dishes prepared by Folse, sichel, Mississippi chefs Chris Poplin (Biloxi’s iP Casino Resort spa) and Calvin Coleman (Gulfport’s Naomi’s Catering), and Alabama chefs Chris Sherrill (from Orange Beach’s eat!) and Alec Naman (from Mobile’s Naman’s Catering). Naman says he was asked to make shrimp pasta — but would rather make crab cakes with a corn and tomato relish. Florida chefs Justin Timineri (from Florida’s Department of Agriculture & Consumer services) and Paul Stellato (of Panama City’s Firefly) round out the travel party. According to a news release, BP also will send three bands from the Gulf to perform in London, including the Kinfolk Brass Band. in response to Gambit’s inquiry, BP spokesman Ray Melick said they’ll announce the other bands soon. The Olympic Games kick off July 27 and will run through Aug. 12. — ALex wOODwARD

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AS REPORTERS BAIL, SOME NOW ASKED TO STAY Facing the departures of at least six experienced reporters within two weeks, executives at the new NOLA Media Group — parent company of The Times-Picayune — changed course and offered jobs to several staffers who had previously been told they would not be invited to join the new company. Reporters who were un-laid off in recent days include Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, Paul Purpura and Mark Waller. A fourth veteran reporter, who had been offered a job on the digital side of the operation, will likely continue in a traditional reporting role. explaining the change of plans, a newsroom source told Gambit, “we’re losing a lot of institutional memory.” Two weeks ago, another source had described the mood in the executive suite as “shitting bricks” due to the number of people who had found other jobs, and how soon they were leaving. Among the other changes: • Longtime City Hall reporters Frank Donze and Michelle Krupa will leave the paper July 20. Their replacements on the city government beat are Rich Rainey of the Jefferson Parish bureau and Claire Galofaro of the paper’s Northshore bureau. Rainey and Galofaro were seen in council chambers July 12, being introduced to councilmembers and their staffers. Meanwhile, Donze will become the new communications director for Audubon Nature institute Aug. 1. • Crime/cops reporter Brendan McCarthy, who will join wwL-Tv this fall as an investigative reporter, will leave the paper July 27. His replacement is Ramon Antonio Vargas, a Northshore reporter who began his career as a part-timer in the downtown newsroom. vargas had been offered a job reporting on sports in the new company, but the job description changed in recent days due to the downtown departures. • Also leaving July 27: Cindy Chang, the primary author of the paper’s recent series on Louisiana prisons. Chang has accepted a job covering immigration and ethnic affairs at the Los Angeles Times.

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A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION The Kinfolk Brass Band — which will perform in London for the 2012 summer Olympic Games, thanks to BP — introduced Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne at a press conference at the Old U.s. Mint July 13. Dardenne was announcing a partnership with Harry Connick Jr. and Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). in addition to the six-part documentary Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood, LPB also will air a “musical tribute” to tie in with the state’s 2013 tourism campaign highlighting the state’s music. Connick will host and narrate the program, which features Louisiana artists performing on-site across the state. BP has provided $1 million in funding. “it was almost a mandate” that the state call attention to its musical history for its bicentennial, Dardenne said. The artists will perform renditions of “You Are My sunshine,” originally recorded by Gov. Jimmie Davis in 1939 and one of two official state songs. Performers will include Connick, the Marsalis family, Tim McGraw, Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, the Zion Harmonizers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Buddy Guy, Buckwheat Zydeco, Troy “Trom-

bone Shorty” Andrews, Zachary Richard and Better Than Ezra. The program will interweave several vignettes highlighting the state’s agriculture, waterways, tourism and oil and gas industries. The vignettes will be written by Chris Rose and narrated by Connick. The documentary airs Aug. 13 around the state and Aug. 14 in New Orleans on PBs affiliate wLAeTv. The music program will air later this year. — ALex wOODwARD

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Save the Libraries ast week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, flanked by city officials and Charles Brown, city librarian and executive director of the New Orleans Public Library, reopened the Algiers Regional Library, which had been closed since Hurricane Katrina. It was the fifth library opened by the city in the last four months, the others being in Broadmoor, eastern New Orleans, Lakeview and Gentilly. A Treme branch is set to open in the next two to three years. But Hurricane Katrina was hardly the first hit to the city’s public libraries. Twenty-six years ago, we almost lost our entire library system. In 1986, the city budget crisis was so severe that library monies had to be transferred back into the city’s general fund, threatening to shut down all library branches. As some branches closed and others cut hours severely, the New Orleans Business Council came to the rescue with a $350,000 check and a challenge: New Orleans needed to find an ongoing source of revenue for its libraries. That autumn, New Orleanians imposed a property tax millage dedicated to city libraries. That millage now generates almost $7.8 million a year. While voters shot down other proposed taxes that year, the library millage passed with 75 percent of the vote. At the time, pollster Ed Renwick told the Associated Press, “In all of my polls, it had overwhelming support. … I think the prevailing opinion was along the line of ‘How in a civilized society could we close our libraries?’” A good question, one that is as relevant today as it was in 1986 — because that’s what’s likely to happen in some of Louisiana’s poorest parishes, thanks to Gov. Bobby Jindal. The governor submitted a proposed budget for the current fiscal year that cut nearly $900,000 in library funds, almost all of them from rural parishes. As a result, parishes with low business and property tax bases likely will have their libraries gutted. A recent article in Library Journal quoted Amanda Taylor, director of the Concordia Parish Library, describing the problem: “There’s no longer a food stamp office; there’s no longer a Social Security office. In our rural parish, a lot of our people have low literacy skills and very few computer skills. They come to the library because all of that has to be done online.” Jindal is fond of trumpeting his approach to education reform in Louisiana. Cutting library budgets in the state’s poorest parishes shows that his real commitment is to his own political image. A $900,000 appropriation for rural libraries is a fraction of the state’s $25.6 billion budget — and less than one-seventh of what Orleans voters pay

for their own city library system. Though it may be a fraction of the state budget, the loss to small parishes is disproportionate and traumatic. Some will suggest that small parishes follow New Orleans’ lead and establish their own library millages. Most simply don’t have the resources — and the state’s poorest citizens are the people to whom libraries mean the most. They depend on public libraries for books, DVDs, computer access, homework, assistance with applying for jobs and aid — all the things that have the potential to give them a hand up in life. If Jindal is unmoved by their plight, he should consider this: Last week, the business channel CNBC released its sixth annual ranking of “America’s Top States For Business.” Louisiana was ranked No. 42 — two spots ahead of where we ranked in 2010. The state im-

Parishes with low business and property tax bases will likely have their libraries gutted. proved in several categories, including cost of living and technology/innovation. When it came to quality of life, however, Louisiana was dead last. Both years. There’s a message there for Jindal, if he cares to note it: People don’t want to move to places without a library — and neither do businesses. The New Orleans library system is healthy, despite Katrina’s devastation, and the new branches are points of civic pride. But the local system isn’t perfect. For example, the recently reopened eastern New Orleans branch still hasn’t opened its computer lab. Brown told Gambit last week that the library system can’t survive on millages alone, and the city’s general fund doesn’t have a budget line for libraries. Brown says the library’s reserve funds, which are already being tapped, will last at least through 2013. These and other fiscal issues will be addressed later this year, when Landrieu presents his 2013 operating budget to the City Council. But at least New Orleans doesn’t have to depend on Bobby Jindal to keep its libraries open. Too bad the same can’t be said for some other parishes.


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Didn’t He Ramble Remembering “Uncle” Lionel Batiste. By Adam Horowitz

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xcept inasmuch as “Uncle” Lionel Batiste was ubiquitous in New Orleans — anybody was liable to pass him on the street in his top hat and gold chains any day or night of the week — i really didn’t know the man well. But once in 2008 i gave him a ride from Bullet’s to Rock ’n’ Bowl. i’ve been thinking about that evening recently, as we mourn his July 8 passing. Lionel and i had chatted the week before between his sets with the Treme Brass Band at the Candlelight Lounge, and he’d recognized me at Bullet’s and said hello. Actually, he’d bought me a beer and asked permission to dance with my tall, slender, 21-year old friend. Now he needed a ride, because even though he was in his late 70s, Lionel’s Tuesday nights didn’t end at 11 p.m., and he had somebody to see — two people, it turned out, women who were visiting from out of town. By the time we got to Rock ’n’ Bowl, though, things were slowing down, and the girlfriends were heading back to their hotel. Lionel was now stranded at 11:30 p.m.

on a Tuesday with nothing to do, so he offered to give us a tour of New Orleans. i’d moved down from Connecticut just six months before, and i had to work in the morning, but i was not so ignorant as to miss my good luck. Uncle Lionel, refined and rambunctious, seemed to define the spirit of the city. i might have mistaken him for an icon if he wasn’t presently hollering at me to watch out for an epic pothole on Carrollton. we drove back downtown and Lionel told stories. He showed us where he was born, and where his father was a blacksmith. Over there was where he met Louis Armstrong, the time he came back to ride in Zulu. imagine what it was like before they bulldozed part of Treme for Louis Armstrong Park, he said. There used to be more music in the streets, and less violence. Over there was the san Jacinto Club. we took care of each other, he said. we still do. Lionel told me he was excused from service in the Army because he was busy

on the home front, “making more soldiers.” He told us that the Candlelight used to be a chicken coop. He showed us where the Caledonia had been, and the New Caledonia, and told us about the funeral he directed for the club when it closed, casting himself as the corpse. Late that evening, we sat together on a bench on Frenchmen street, Uncle Lionel singing “The sheik of Araby” in his raspy voice. Lionel was omnipresent, irrepressible and a kazoo player. He was tiny, his hats were always a little bit too big and it always seemed a small miracle that he didn’t tip over from the weight of that bass drum when he marched in the second lines. Once he had a dance-off at the Candlelight with my then-girlfriend, now-wife, and won when she refused to limbo between his legs but he did between hers (in fairness, she was taller). Allen Toussaint described sam Cooke as “the kind of hip that carries a comb, not a knife,” and the same could have been said of Uncle Lionel, except that Lionel kept a dagger hidden in his cane. He loved the trick where you put your hand behind your back and stick your finger out from under your crotch. People often described Lionel as “dapper,” a word as old-fashioned and cool as the man himself. some months after our drive together, i was walking down Decatur street with my mother and we bumped into

Lionel. i introduced them, and he kissed her hand. New Orleans has a way of turning facts into cliches, cliches into myths, and myths into articles of faith. That’s what Uncle Lionel did every time he drank a beer, anyway, transforming a bottle of Miller into a moment of High Life. He’d take the bottle by the neck, holding it in the hand where he wore his gold watch across his knuckles. He’d cross himself with the bottle, then make a slow circle with it in the air in front of him, and raise the bottle to his lips. i saw Uncle Lionel perform that personal ritual at bars and second lines. To many, he was a father, brother, friend and co-conspirator, but i only knew him as a public figure with whom i’d shared a few passing moments and one memorable evening. i guess a lot of people knew him that way too, though, as a man about town, or a man who was always about his town, who seemed to stand for the city, its past and its best hopes for itself. — Lionel Batiste’s body will lie in state at the Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home (1615 St. Philip St.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19. A funeral is scheduled July 20 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in Armstrong Park, with a viewing at 9 a.m. and services beginning at 11 a.m. A jazz procession will follow.

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nOPD, PAnO tangle over survey Results: cops’ job satisfaction low, suspicions high Tulane University criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf released preliminary results of a monthlong New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) job satisfaction survey, and the majority of its 463 respondents indicated dissatisfaction with current policies, skepticism of new policies and distrust of departmental leaders. Officials from NOPD and Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration immediately questioned the survey’s methodology.

“You see a pattern of distrust” in the results, said Capt. Michael Glasser, president of the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO), which commissioned the survey. Among those results: 97 percent of respondents disagreed with the statement, “The overall department has sufficient manpower.” eighty percent agreed with the statement, “if i could change police departments without losing seniority and/or pension/salary benefits, i would change departments.” A bright spot: 73 percent of officers surveyed said their immediate supervisors were fair in dealing with officers. Only 5 percent, however, said the same of NOPD’s top management. eighty-eight percent disagreed that new policies enacted under Police Chief Ronal Serpas have made NOPD more effective. “However you can get information about your department is always important,” serpas said at a July 11 press conference called in response to the survey results. “But make no mistake about it. everybody in the city of New Orleans knows that we’re up against a Herculean task. To reform a police department that had clearly gone off the path is clearly a lot of work, but we’re making a lot of headway.” Critics of the survey focused primarily on the introduction that went out with the survey. it read, in part, “Now … we are in the wake of increasing street violence, and faced with more ‘plans,’ more ‘mis-

sions,’ but fewer and fewer officers due to an appalling attrition rate and astonishingly low morale.” Dr. Lorie Fridell, a criminologist at the University of south Florida, objected to that wording in a statement provided to the media by NOPD. “if a researcher wants to produce valid and reliable survey results, it is critically important that the invitation and introduction to the survey be written in a ‘neutral’ manner that does not imply the answers or overall results that the researcher hopes to produce,” Fridell wrote. “i would not consider the results from a survey with this introduction as valid.” scharf says his office plans to present a full analysis of the survey and results in August. That will give everyone a better understanding of what officers are thinking, he says: “we’re hoping they’ll take this and say, ‘Here’s the core truths.’ we think this is a very important study.” — CHARLes MALDONADO

Go slower, longer city council extends school zone houRs The New Orleans City Council unanimously approved an extension of school zone hours last Thursday, July 12. Prior to the vote, school zone speed limits were enforced from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Now, they will be

in effect from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. — a total of four hours per day. “Prepare to be ticketed if you speed during these hours in these school zones,” said Council president Jackie Clarkson. (speeders currently pay $116 for driving up to 10 mph over posted limits, and the fee schedule escalates from there.) Mayor Mitch Landrieu first proposed the extension earlier this year. “Because school start and end times are less standardized post-Katrina, the city is looking to extend zone times from 90 minutes to two hours each as the current hours are outside of many of their start and end times,” reads a March 2 news release from Landrieu’s office. Representatives from the city’s two public school systems — the Recovery school District and Orleans Parish Public schools — expressed support for the measure, calling it a safety precaution. Councilwoman At-Large Stacy Head, however, asked that the city not adjust traffic cameras to the new hours until after conducting “a robust public awareness campaign.” Former interim Councilman Eric Granderson, who now works for the Landrieu Administration, agreed, saying, “it’s in everyone’s interest” to make sure people are informed of the change. No timetable for enforcement was set. — CHARLes MALDONADO

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• Besides Donze, Krupa, McCarthy and Chang, Bill Barrow and David Hammer are also leaving. Hammer’s last day was July 13; he begins at wwL-Tv in August. Barrow, who is Krupa’s husband, has accepted a job at the Associated Press in Atlanta, while Krupa is said to be in talks with CNN. • Also leaving the paper: Paul Rioux, who covers Jefferson Parish and the west Bank. Rioux has accepted a job with the Bureau of Governmental Research. Besides wwL-Tv, other local stations have been fishing around the T-P newsroom as well. wDsU-Tv has had discreet talks with several Times-Picayune employees, though wvUe-Tv also has been making inquiries. — KeviN ALLMAN

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ommunity activists are raising money on a grassroots level to help a statewide French language program overcome Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to cut nearly 40 percent of its budget. Moreover, Acadiana lawmakers are floating the idea of a dedicated tax or fee to sustain the program in the future. The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) lost $100,000 through Jindal’s veto in the $25 billion state budget. In his veto message, Jindal said CODOFIL “has been adequately funded.” He offered no other reasons for his decision. While the size of the cut is puny compared to the total state budget, supporters note that it’s a huge amount for the organization. At the close of the last year’s legislative session, CODOFIL’s budget was $257,000, all of which was managed by the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. With $100,000 less this year, CODOFIL is losing a part-time employee and shutting down certain operations related to the recruiting of teachers, says Lucius Fontenot, a board member of FrancoJeunes, which is privately raising money for the council. Fontenot, a Mamou native, says FrancoJeunes comprises French-speaking professionals from Acadiana who want to preserve and promote their shared heritage. It’s a young band of activists. At 33, Fontenot admits to being the “old man in the group.” So far, FrancoJeunes has collected more than $13,000 in donations through Indiegogo.com, an online funding platform. At the “100,000 Cajuns and Creoles” campaign page (www.indiegogo.com/100kla), the pitch is for everyone who cares about the program to give $1. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, whose office administers CODOFIL, pulled a dollar bill from his wallet during a press conference in Lafayette earlier this month. At the event, Dardenne said he didn’t know about the budget reduction ahead of time and that the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism is exploring grants and other funding possibilities for the council. Rep. Stephen J. Ortego, D-Carencro, says he’s still confused about the veto, specifically why it happened. “I think because of the history and culture of these Louisiana people — Cajuns, Creoles, Native Americans — I think the veto was symbolically a slap in the face to

everyone who cares about that heritage,” Ortego says. “There’s a special feeling about CODOFIL. People care about and want it funded. Look, if [the Department of Transportation and Development] got cut tomorrow, I don’t think people would be raising money for it.” Ortego says CODOFIL will need a long-term funding strategy. That could mean creating a dedicated revenue source, including a fee or tax paid by a certain constituency to support related services, he says. “I can tell you that members of the Acadiana delegation are exploring ways to change that funding future,” Ortego adds. The Louisiana Legislature created the council in 1968 to “do any and all

‘I think the veto was symbolically a slap in the face to everyone who cares about that heritage.’ things necessary to accomplish the development, utilization, and preservation of the French language.” CODOFIL creates teaching materials, works with international visitors, oversees youth programs and offers a variety of other services. But the council seems to be doing less of it than ever. CODOFIL had a $1 million budget in the late 1980s, and the 1990 Census revealed that approximately 250,000 Louisianans spoke French as their primary language at home. In the 2000 census, that figure dropped to 198,784. “I don’t know, but maybe this is really the best for CODOFIL in some kind of way,” Fontenot says. “CODOFIL has been kind of forgotten. Its mission had been forgotten. Maybe all of this will help restore some pride in the culture.” Jeremy Alford is a journalist in Baton Rouge. Email him at jeremy@jeremyalford. com. Follow him on Twitter: @alfordwrites.


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Supreme Standoff Johnson. That’s a legitimate, if hyper-technical, argument and one that confuses procedure with substance. Johnson’s 4th Circuit assignment was merely a procedural device used to achieve a substantive end — putting a black jurist on the Supreme Court. Moreover, the 1997 statute plainly states in reference to the Chisom judge, “Any tenure on the Supreme Court gained by such judge while so assigned to the Supreme Court should be credited to such judge.”

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he nastiest political fight in Louisiana this year won’t be the presidential race or even the pitched battle in the 3rd Congressional District between U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry, two GOP incumbents cast into the same district by reapportionment. No, the real donnybrook will be the fight to become Louisiana’s next chief justice. Current Chief Justice Kitty Kimball announced her retirement effective Jan. 31, 2013. The Louisiana Constitution decrees that the justice “oldest in point of service” on the Supreme Court shall be chief justice. That seems clear enough, but this is Louisiana, where even the clear intent of a plainly worded law can be muddied up like a swamp. Hence the ongoing legal and political battle between Justices Bernette Johnson, Jeff Victory and Jeannette Knoll. Johnson’s supporters say she got there first on Oct. 31, 1994, and therefore she should be the next chief. Supporters of Victory and Knoll, who arrived in 1995 and 1997, respectively, say those justices arrived before Johnson because Johnson technically was elected to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal in 1994 — but was assigned to the Supreme Court under a consent decree that resolved a landmark Voting Rights Act decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. That decision, known as the Chisom case, ordered Louisiana to abolish its sole multi-member Supreme Court district and create a black-majority district centered in New Orleans. As an accommodation to the two sitting justices from the multimember district, the Chisom plaintiffs agreed to a consent decree that temporarily expanded the high court from seven to eight members. The compromise thus created “the Chisom seat” on the 4th Circuit and permanently assigned its holder to the state Supreme Court. This was necessary to circumvent the state constitutional limit of seven elected Supreme Court justices. Revius Ortique became the state’s first black justice in 1992, followed by Johnson in 1994. (Disclosure: After graduating from law school, I clerked for then-Chief Justice Pascal Calogero, one of the two justices elected from the multi-member district. Calogero retired from the court in 2008. Of the current justices, only Kimball was on the high court during my clerkship.) The consent decree and a 1997 statute specified that the holder of the Chisom seat shall receive the same “emoluments” as the other justices. Indeed, Johnson’s office (and Ortique’s before her) was and is in the same suite of offices as all the other justices. She wrote opinions and did everything else exactly as the other justices. Supporters of Victory cite Johnson’s election to the 4th Circuit as proof that he has served on the high court longer than

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Even in Louisiana’s legal and political swamp, that seems pretty clear. One other fact supports Johnson’s claim: In 2010, when Kimball suffered a stroke and was physically absent from the court for several months, Johnson served as interim chief justice. She presided over oral arguments, chaired conferences, assigned opinions and otherwise filled the role of chief justice — all without a public controversy. Which raises the question of why her permanent claim on the chief’s chair is such a controversy now. The answer, of course, is that this is Louisiana, where everything is clear as mud.

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If the Louisiana state bird is a brown pelican, why is there a white pelican on the state flag? Morris Gray DEAR MORRIS, Since the Middle Ages, pelicans — allwhite ones — have had religious symbolism. The image appears in stained glass windows and is carved on altars all over Europe. Some art historians say the image of the pelican tearing at her breast to feed her young is a reference to Jesus shedding his blood for his flock. Louisiana is officially known as “The Pelican State.” We have brown pelicans that live here and white ones you might call tourists. The American white pelican is not known to nest in Louisiana, but large flocks have been seen here in the summer and fall. On July 26, 1966, the Louisiana Legislature designated the brown pelican as the state bird of Louisiana. Long before lawmakers adopted it, however, the pelican was considered the state bird of Louisiana by consensus. Territorial and state Gov. William C.C. Claiborne greatly admired the bird, choosing it as the emblem for Louisiana.

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As early as 1861, a white pelican and her chicks appeared on a Louisiana flag. They were placed in the center of a large red star on a pure white background. That banner was used unofficially throughout the Civil War, but the pelican flag was not made official until July 1, 1912. Since then, white pelicans have appeared on the flag in various forms: a pelican with a long neck looking at her nestlings; short, squatty pelicans with curved wings; pelicans with drops of blood and others without. Finally, in 2006, the flag design was made official. Until that time, the law only required that the flag have a blue background, the state coat-of-arms and the pelican feeding its young above a white ribbon with the state motto: “Union, justice and confidence.” Researching the state flag for a school project, Joseph Louviere, a student in Houma, La., noticed that

This latest — and official — version of the state flag was introduced in late 2010.

some older versions of the flag had three drops of blood on the pelican’s chest while the current one did not. Louviere contacted his state senator and before long House Bill 833/Act 92 was passed. Now Louisiana Revised Statute 49:153 states: “The official flag of Louisiana shall be that flag now in general use, consisting of a solid blue field with the coat-of-arms of the state, the pelican tearing its breast to

feed its young, in white in the center, with a ribbon beneath, also in white, containing in blue the motto of the state, ‘Union, Justice and Confidence.’ ... The design of the flag depicting the pelican tearing at its breast to feed its young shall include an appropriate display of three drops of blood.” An interim flag was designed with the drops of blood added, and on Nov. 22, 2010, a new state flag, featuring a more angular pelican, was unveiled. The flag’s design is similar to the existing banner but the pelican, still white, is more artfully represented and has the three red drops of blood on its breast.

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The New Orleans and Jefferson Parish public transit systems have rebounded since Hurricane Katrina, but regular riders have plenty of suggestions on how to make them better. Story and photos by Megan Braden-Perry

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nn Warren waits at the makeshift bus stop on Canal and Marais streets, her cheeks growing rosy in the heat, her clover-green shirt turning pine-green with sweat. Warren, 52, used to catch the St. Bernard-Paris Avenue or St. Bernard-St. Anthony bus outside Walgreens at the corner of Basin Street and Tulane Avenue, but her bus is one of 15 — nearly half the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) fleet — that have been rerouted to a makeshift bus stop on Canal Street while the streetcar line is expanded on Loyola Avenue, a project expected to last the rest of the year. Warren doesn’t drive and uses public transportation for everything: grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, going to church and riding to work. Her only problem with the RTA is a lack of transparency. “When they rerouted all of this from across from the [New Orleans] Main Library to over this way, that was an inconvenience,” Warren says. “Now I’m hearing from bus drivers that they’re going to make this a permanent stop instead of putting it back like it used to be.” The RTA, which underwent a severe contraction following Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods, is finally growing again — or at least coming into the 21st century. Like the population of New Orleans itself, the bus system is smaller than it was before the 2005 disaster. Patrice Bell Mercadel, director of communications and marketing for the RTA, was unable to provide Gambit with pre-Katrina route information, but according to an Aug. 24, 2005 archive of the RTA’s route listings page, the agency had 89 routes prior to Katrina. Now there are only 34. Some of the 2005 routes were express, rapid or school-specific, others merged and a few ran in areas that no longer have the population to warrant a bus line. Mercadel is proud of how the agency restored service after the floods and now is working to make public transportation in New Orleans comparable to reliable systems in other cities. “In the last few years we have seen everything happen from the launch of new buses to us launching the new website that is really user-friendly, consumer-dedicated and … providing tools to New Orleans,” Mercadel says. Those tools include a trip planner on the RTA website, a realtime bus-arrival beta test, automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) capability on the system’s Rideline (248-3900), and a partnership with

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Google to include the RTA’s data in the Google Transit app. This has been in place since late March or early April of this year, Mercadel says. The partnership should make it easier for tourists to get around the city, she says. It also provides more userfriendly information, including nearby stops and attractions. Most of these updates haven’t trickled down to the average rider like Warren, who says the RTA should communicate better with its customers. “They need to keep their main customers more informed of when they make changes (in routes) because they don’t find out anything until they get on the bus,” she says. “They could have televised that — that they were going to change the route — instead of people standing up at certain bus stops ... an hour or two. To me, it’s mainly an inconvenience for the elderly ... and [the RTA doesn’t] take into consideration the fact that they rerouted everything and didn’t tell the public squat.” Jackie LeBan, a former Shell Oil accounting assistant, is one of those senior riders. “The only thing I like about the bus is that it gets me there on time,” LeBan says. “But I hate waiting. I ride the bus to go to the doctor and to go to the casinos.” She doesn’t use the Internet or have a cellphone, so LeBan can’t take advantage of the RTA’s latest tools. She says she relies on written rider alerts and signs. Warren’s familiar bus stop outside Walgreens has only been there since the summer of 2005 — the same time construction began on condominiums at 1201 Canal St., says Terry Smith, an RTA bus driver. Smith says feedback from riders is key to keeping public bus service useful. “Sometimes the more affluent community has access to attend meetings and offer their opinions on bus stops, which leaves the actual riders at a disadvantage,” says Smith, who has driven the St. Bernard Avenue line for nine years. “After they put up those condos, they moved the bus stop from in front of Krauss (Department Store) on Basin and Canal (streets) to

Several RTA routes converge at Canal Street between Marais and North Robertson streets due to construction of the Loyola Avenue streetcar line.

further down on Elk (Place), which makes transferring to the Canal streetcar difficult for St. Bernard and Morrison Express riders. “Right now, the way the detour is set up during the Loyola [streetcar] construction, there’s no shade, nowhere to sit ,and people are going to pass out in the heat.” Workers since have erected two shelters on Canal and Marais streets, but they accommodate only a few of the riders who are waiting. “Plan your trips in advance. Always plan your trips — it’s a different RTA,” Mercadel says. “Prior to seven years ago, this agency had hundreds of buses and you did not need to know the schedule. Today we work with more limited resources and we are a much more efficient agency. “The service is there; you can go anywhere you need to go on this system within this city. Anywhere you need to go, we can get you there, but you need to plan your travel. This is not much different than it is in any major city.” “We always appreciate hearing from riders on things we do well and things that we can do better,” says Ryan D. Brown, director of Jefferson Transit (JET), the public bus system in Jefferson Parish. “It’s really helpful when riders let us know where they want additional services, which could lead to something like the newly reinstated Westbank Sunday Loop, or even if they just need a bench or a shelter somewhere.” Before Katrina, JET serviced 22 routes. Today it operates 12 routes, with only its Belle Chasse, Marrero, Oakdale, Gretna/Peters Road and five peak-hour routes yet to return. JET sets a high standard in providing rider-requested improvements, administering surveys on the buses to get feedback from customers who don’t fill out surveys online. Brown says it was riders who suggested installing bike racks


on the front of JET buses, “leading to a doubling in the number of our bike-bus patrons.” In addition to being the first in the greater New Orleans area to provide bike racks, JET was also the first to use biofuel and provide fare boxes that give change cards. One of the latest accomplishments at JET is the addition of 18 new buses designed to resemble charter carriers, with marquees for featuring information, elevated seating and low floors for easy access. Getting riders comfortable with using trip planning and real-time tracking tools via phone or Internet is a common challenge for all local transportation agencies. “Use the IVR ... and tell us what you think,” Mercadel says. Riders call the system and speak or dial the stop identification number of the corner where they are waiting for a bus or streetcar. The system will respond with the next times transportation is scheduled to arrive. RTA riders currently can dial the Rideline for schedules, visit the website NORTA.com, use Google Transit or sign up to be a member of the Estimated Time of Arrival beta test, which uses the GPS on the bus to give riders an estimate of when a public transit vehicle is approaching. JET is in the final stages of collaborating with Google Transit to provide seamless trip planning between Orleans and Jefferson parishes — a service local riders have long requested. Brown couldn’t give a specific date when that program would be available but said, “One day we’d like to see transit regionalized.” Nigel Washington, 28, is an avid Internet and smartphone user who often rides the Morrison Express and Hayne buses. Washington says he is satisfied with the RTA’s rider tools and Google Transit but believes it’s important to have a system to communicate to riders who don’t use the Internet. Washington used to drive his mother’s car, but now lives in eastern New Orleans and uses the bus system to get around. “The bus is straight except for trying to catch it at a certain time,”

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he says. Washington takes the bus mostly to look for employment in the service industry, he says, but also enjoys riding for fun using the RTA’s $3 allday Jazzy Pass. (The RTA is the only local agency to provide a one-day pass.) Rider tools provided by transit agencies aren’t always as useful as those created by third-party developers. Those developers, however, need open data to create the tools. Brown says he is interested in opening data and will entertain suggestions from riders and their advocates. “We feel good about it,” he says. “We’re also looking at modernizing the system so that at some point in time you’ll be able to use your iPhone and see where the bus is coming.” According to Rachel Heiligman, executive director of the nonprofit transit advocacy group Transport for NOLA, opening General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data, which schedules and tracks where the whereabouts of vehicles, has been suggested frequently on Neighborland, so Transport for NOLA partnered with the website to ask the RTA, which wanted to give that data only to Google, to lift the curtain on its information. The groups gathered 304 signatures on an online petition and surveyed riders at transit stops. In January they asked the RTA to release data, and the RTA responded in March with map and schedule data only, not real-time GPS data. “If transit agencies open up their data, third parties can create more useful tools for transit riders than the agencies can actually produce themselves,” Heiligman says. “For example, the RTA spent a lot of money and time putting that trip planner together, and a lot of people were disappointed because it’s clunky, difficult to use and doesn’t have a really good mobile version for riders with smartphones. “Just by [the RTA releasing its] General Transit Feed Specification, the map and schedule data, we now have integration with Google Maps ... but you’ve also got third-party developers and programmers who are helping to provide several additional rider-centric apps.” Third-party smartphone apps from open-data agencies such as Portland’s TriMet and the Massachussets Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) can alert riders to stops near certain locations, allow them to save to their devices the bus stops they regularly use, provide trip rerouting if a bus is late, send transit directions by text message, provide Braille and voice-activated trip planning, and even alert napping riders that they’re approaching their stops. “It’s as simple as putting the data out there,” Heiligman says. “The agencies won’t have to do any work because the tech developers in the city will do that for them. “And it’s not just about tools. We can begin to analyze performance and do

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Jackie LeBan, a frequent RTA rider, finds shade while awaiting a bus on Tulane Avenue.

more academic studies and recommend operational improvements if this data curtain is raised.” A recent RTA improvement was the addition of a new bus line, the number 13 St. Charles bus shuttle — which has the potential to make all of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar route wheelchair accessible. While the red Canal Street streetcars can accommodate wheelchairs, the green St. Charles streetcars cannot. The city operates an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant paratransit system for wheelchair users, but riders must be approved in advance and some don’t meet the RTA’s eligibility guidelines. Questions on the eligibility form focus on whether a rider suffers confusion, anxiety, is at risk of falling, has vision or hearing deficiencies or requires a personal care attendant. According to the RTA website, “If you have a disability but your disability does not prevent you from using standard buses and streetcars, the RTA is likely to turn down your request for paratransit eligibility.” Mercadel says the St. Charles bus shuttle was added to the fleet only to provide supplemental service to varying locations along the route while streetcar crossties on the tracks are replaced. The bus service most likely will be discontinued when the maintenance project is completed. “The agency runs ADA paratransit service throughout the system,” Mercadel says. “We have parallel fixed-route service to the St. Charles Avenue line and we are following all of the guidelines that were given by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The St. Charles Avenue streetcar is the only piece of equipment in our stable of vehicles that is not compliant, but we are compliant with the requirements of the federal government due to the parallel service and the ADA service. … It’s an ongoing process for us.” Heiligman doesn’t accept that explanation, saying it’s due to a lack of “willpower” within the transit authority. She dismisses concerns about the historic accuracy of the streetcars (an argument against adding wheelchair lifts on the historic cars) by noting they have been updated with modern fare boxes, lighting and advertising. “[RTA says] that because they’ve got the Magazine Street bus and Freret Street bus and Leonidas bus running parallel to [the St. Charles line], they don’t need to make the streetcars accessible,” she says. “But [the parallel bus lines are] not close enough. They’re six or eight blocks away, which is not a convenient walk and is certainly not a convenient or safe trip in a wheelchair, especially with our sidewalks the way they are.”


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Both RTA and JET officials say they want feedback from riders — complaints, praise and suggestions. When making a complaint regarding RTA service, Mercadel stresses the importance of providing the route name, bus number, direction and time of the incident. The RTA will examine the audio and video footage from the bus and GPS information to analyze riders’ claims, respond to each person and keep the information on file to track common complaints. The process at JET also is very rider-centric. “When it comes to disciplining drivers,” Brown says, “I will call in a rider … to make sure the complaint is heard. We bring all the information to a meeting and we will hear them out. We make sure we treat our riders with respect, because our riders come first.” Washington, the bus rider who lives in eastern New Orleans, says his only complaint about local public transportation is the shortened and sometimes nonexistent weekend service, especially in his new neighborhood. “On a Sunday the buses take like an hour, so you gotta catch it at the right time,” he says. “If you don’t catch it at that hour, then you gotta wait a whole other hour. And the Hayne bus needs to come on the line on the weekends and stop later than 7 p.m.” “Folks are generally happy with the geographic transit coverage of the city, with most pre-Katrina routes having been reinstated,” Heiligman says, “It’s the frequency that becomes a major issue. When you’re waiting 45 minutes to an hour for the bus — longer on the weekends — it makes it really difficult to rely on (public) transit.” • Megan Braden-Perry is a regular transit rider and the author of “Public Transit Tuesdays,” which appears weekly on Gambit’s blog (www.bestofneworleans.com). Each week, she takes an in-depth look at a different local bus route. Her stories are archived at www.bestofneworleans.com/publictransittuesdays.

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The changing short menu at Killer Poboys (811 Conti St., 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com) might feature shrimp, sausage, catfish and beef. That seems normal enough for a po-boy shop, except at this new French Quarter eatery the sausage is Moroccan-spiced lamb, the shrimp is seasoned with coriander and lime, the catfish is local, wild-caught and piled with soy-cured green beans and Korean-style eggplant, and the beef is actually tongue finished with crema, plantains and pickled okra. Such is the globetrotting sandwich fare being served by Camille Boudreaux and April Bellow, the couple who started Killer Poboys this spring. The setting also is a bit unorthodox. Killer Poboys took over the small tavern kitchen tucked away in the rear of the Erin Rose (811 Conti St., 5238619; www.erinrosebar.com). This small Irish pub is just steps off Bourbon Street, though its vibe, clientele and bar pricing make it a world away from the nearby tourist traps. Killer Poboys is the first project from PAGE 24

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Pinot noir is New Zealand’s most planted red grape and appears to like it there, ripening in the cool climate and producing wines such as this one with distinctive varietal character and finesse. Grapes for this wine were hand-harvested from a small family-owned vineyard on the northwestern side of the south island. Following fermentation, the wine was aged 11 months in French oak barrels. In the glass, the wine offers dark cherry aromas with a touch of spice. On the palate, taste rich cherry and dark berry flavors and toasty notes. Drink it with beef short ribs, herbed rack of lamb, roast pork tenderloin, grilled salmon, tuna tartare, wild mushroom ragout and duck confit. Buy it at: Swirl Wines and Dorignac’s. Drink it at: Bayona, Mr. John’s Steakhouse and The Delachaise.

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hef Guillermo Peters’ upscale Mexican cooking is nuanced enough to give nouvelle French cuisine a run for its money. Its defining characteristics are sauces that reveal themselves in multiple layers and his use of chilis to express complex flavors instead of naked heat. For examples, taste the pecan-almond cream and blackberry coulis on his lamb-stuffed poblano pepper or the pasilla chili sauce on lobster crepes. But when it comes to where and how New Orleanians have found his cooking, the answers tend toward extremes. Starting in the late 1990s, it was at Taqueros, a modest, not-easy-to-find but remarkable taqueria in Kenner. In 2004, Peters moved uptown, opening Taqueros/Coyoacan in the prominent St. Charles Avenue location now occupied by Irish House. Sprawling and handsome, it had an inexpensive cantina downstairs, a fine-dining program upstairs Chef Guillermo and a famously didactic, myPeters takes a way-or-the-highway approach creative and rethroughout. Woe to whoever fined approach showed up expecting free chips to Mexican and salsa. cuisine. Since the demise of TaPHOTO BY queros/Coyoacan, however, CHERYL GERBER the road to Peters’ food has swung back from high profile to hidden. Last summer, Peters quietly turned up at Eco Cafe, a Mid-City spot then struggling with a concept awkwardly straddling the divide between coffee shop and neighborhood restaurant. Over the past year, Peters and restaurant owner Monica Ramsey have transformed the place, creating not just a different restaurant but one that functions as two different restaurants. Now called Canal Street Bistro, it has wide-ranging and moderately priced breakfast and lunch menus, but dinner is dramatically upscale. Dinner brings scallops seared to a buttery edge, their sweet flesh draped with roasted poblano sauce. Peters’ reliable showstopper is a chipotle-stuffed filet mignon topped with sharp, smoky tomato sauce and mounted on an open-faced quesadilla. The menu is scaled down slightly from Taqueros/Coyoacan, both in choices and prices, though diners can end a meal with a visit from the tequila cart. This wheeled luxury is always parked in the dining room, even in the mornings when fresh juices provide a more virtuous start to the day. Breakfast and lunch are where Canal Street Bistro wears its old Eco Cafe colors, though service is tighter and the menu more coherent than before. I like the light quinoa salad and the not-so-light combo of fried chicken strips and Belgian waffles. Still, Peters’ mark on the daytime menus is clear. Red chili-braised brisket fills an omelet and a crusty bolillo loaf is filled with carnitas for a classic Mexican torta. There’s nothing to outwardly announce any of this change at Canal Street Bistro, which still looks like a coffee shop. But if a Mexican flag was mounted outside, people might start asking for chips and salsa. There are plenty of other places for that, and at least at dinner, Canal Street Bistro is unlike anywhere else in town.

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Boudreaux and Bellow, two New Orleans natives with plenty of fine-dining credentials. They met while working in the kitchen at Arnaud’s Restaurant, where Bellow had been sous chef. Boudreaux later became sous chef at the Green Goddess, working with chef Chris DeBarr until earlier this year (DeBarr has since departed the Green Goddess and has a new restaurant, Serendipity, slated to open soon in Mid-City). “We wanted to do fun food that was still chef-driven,” Bourdreaux says. “If you open a po-boy shop you need to have shredded lettuce and out-of-season tomatoes, and we didn’t want to do all that.” It’s a tiny operation, with one chef per shift working in the bar’s tight galley kitchen. Still, produce comes from local suppliers including Hollygrove Market & Farm (www.hollygrovemarket.com) and all manner of aiolis are crafted from a handmade “mother mayo.” The bread is the crusty, light-crumb banh mi-style loaf of Vietnamese bakery fame. For one po-boy, they braise pork with chipotle peppers and Old New Orleans Rum. There are some meatless po-boys, like a Creole tomato and chevre sandwich with caper-basil pesto and olive salad. There’s also a grilled cheese sandwich made with sharp Irish cheddar and butter infused with Jameson Irish whiskey. For sides, diners can get a tomato and cucumber salad or a refreshing and spicy watermelon salad dressed with Thai basil and hot chilis. For daily specials (the catfish and the tongue po-boys described above are examples), visit the shop’s Facebook page. Killer Poboys is in a bar with video poker machines, cigarettes and a 21-orolder age requirement. Killer Poboys serves Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It accepts cash only.

Dining for a Difference on July 19

Thursday, July 19, marks the NO/ AIDS Task Force’s Dining Out for Life fundraiser. More than 80 restaurants from across the dining spectrum and all over the metro area have signed up to support NO/AIDS, a nonprofit that helps people living with HIV and AIDS. Participating restaurants pledge to donate 25 percent of proceeds from the night. Diners pay nothing extra to help. The list of restaurant options this year stretches from the Acme Oyster House in Metairie to Vianne’s Tea House in Mandeville. There are fine restaurants, like Le Foret, Iris and One Restaurant and Lounge, and also casual places including the Italian eatery Red Gravy, the Freret Street standout High Hat Cafe and Short Stop Po-boys in Metairie. The contemporary Creole fare of Bistro Daisy, the vegan-friendly Brazilian cuisine at Carmo, New Orleans neighborhood classics at Joey K’s and even upscale bayou delights down along the water at Restaurant des Familles in Crown

ANtONIO MOlESINI ITALIAN WINE SPECIALIST

ntonio Molesini is an Italian wine salesman and wine instructor with Republic National Distributing Co. (809 Jefferson Hwy., 837-1500; www.rndc-usa.com). He’s a native of Cortona, a small town in Italy’s Tuscany region where his family first opened a wine shop in 1937 and has run groceries and restaurants for generations. Molesini moved to New Orleans in 1993. Today, he supplies Republic clients across Louisiana and regularly leads tastings and wine classes for consumers and professionals. We’re seeing more Italian wines in stores and on restaurant wine lists. Why is this happening? Molesini: The economy. The economy won’t make people stop drinking. That will never happen. But it will make people look for better values, and the economy has brought people to discover the baby, not the daddy, wines that have the same characteristics but aren’t going to be so expensive. They’re discovering bottles that can be $11 or $12 that they’ve never heard of before but have the same quality as their $20 merlot or cabernet from California. And people travel more today. When you go to Italy there are two choices for drinks — wine or water. Water will make you rust, so you drink wine. When they come home, they look for what they had over there. For a lot of people Italian wine still means Chianti and pinot grigio and not much else. Do people get intimidated beyond those obvious choices? M: Our wine names aren’t easy to pronounce and that can intimidate some people, so they stick with what they know. California teaches people that wine comes from 10 grapes, maybe 20. But in Italy we have thousands of different grapes. Let’s expose people to something different. OK, it’s about 90 degrees as we’re talking. If I want a refreshing Italian white and I’m tired of pinot grigio, what do you recommend? M: Three choices: an Orvieto, a vermentino or a Vernaccia. And also moscato. You’ll be seeing a lot more Moscato soon. Two years ago our company had one moscato, now we have 16 labels and I’m working on getting two more, so 18. Like riesling, it’s a clean refreshing wine and it’s sweet but it has this spritziness that cuts the sweetness. — IAN MCNuLTY

FIVE in FIVE NOrthShOrE DININg DEStINAtIONS Abita Brew Pub 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837 www.abitabrewpub.com Southern comfort food is complemented by a rainbow of Abita brews on tap.

Cafe Lynn 3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007 www.cafelynn.com This creatively configured French bistro offers plenty of local flavor.

La Provence 25020 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662 www.laprovencerestaurant.com Contemporary Creole cuisine is served amid the ambience of a French country home.

Palmettos on the Bayou 1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 643-0050 www.palmettosonthebayou.com Robust Louisiana fare and live music in a lush bayou setting.

Ristorante del Porto 501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006 www.delportoristorante.com This restaurant has an inspired approach to fine Italian cuisine.

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South America by Central City

The arepa is a staple in Colombia, where these golden-griddled cornmeal cakes are eaten throughout the day. They’re used to sop up soups, they’re stuffed with meats and cheese like sandwiches and they’re eaten as snacks on the go. Soon, arepas will hold down the menu for a new Colombian-style restaurant in the works in Central City. David Mantilla, a former partner in Baru Bistro & Tapas, is now developing Mais Arepas (1200 Carondelet St., phone n.a.), which he plans to open in September. Mantilla is a native of Cali, a large city in western Colombia, and he wants to highlight the traditional flavors of his hometown at Mais Arepas. That means arepas with a dozen or more different fillings, from pulled pork to steak, plus other meat dishes, a few seafood items, salads

and South American-style small plates. Mantilla says the restaurant’s name is a play on words, combining the French word for corn with arepa to suggest the Creole-style approach he’s after at Mais Arepas. “Back home, the culture is a mix of European, African and native people so that’s the idea of Creole I think we share with New Orleans,” he says. He’s renovating the restaurant space that was formerly Surrey’s La Playa, the soup-and-sandwich spinoff of Surrey’s Cafe & Juice Bar. He has applied for a liquor license, and he says he wants to serve a menu of margaritas, mojitos and drinks with Colombian flavor. Mantilla was a partner in Baru (3700 Magazine St., 895-2225; www.barutapas. com) when that Colombian-style tapas restaurant opened in 2007, and he served as its general manager until leaving recently to develop a different concept. “My idea is just to bring something really cool to the neighborhood,” he says. “I feel like things are starting to get up and running here and I want to be part of that.”

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AMERICAN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www. cafebeignet.com — The Western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and French bread. The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www.somethingelsecafe.com — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame

a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $

BURGERS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 4887357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include

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CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

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O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www. jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFee/DeSSeRt ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — 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. $ PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. there also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 5254455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com — 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. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www. one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like chargrilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www. antoines.com — 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; www.melangenola.com

— 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, ovenroasted 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; www.redemption-nola. com — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; www. steamboatnatchez.com — the Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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.

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DeLI KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — this New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www. martinwine.com — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. the Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. the Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli.com — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and corianderspiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www. martiniquebistro.com — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes

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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, 885-5565; 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. $

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 9446666; www.schiroscafe.com — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 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,


OuT to EAT 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. cafegiovanni.com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — 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. $$

RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — 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; www. vincentsitaliancuisine.com — 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. $$

KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$$

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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. $$

BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. babyloncafe.biz —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. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes.

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RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — 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. $$$

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. $$

K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.chefpaul.com — 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 po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

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MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com — 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. $$$

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LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www. thecolumns.com — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. gazebocafenola.com — The Ga-

zebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. marketcafenola.com — 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.siberianola.com — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 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.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. olivebranchcafe.com — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZ LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. newyorkpizzanola.com — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 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


OUT to EAT lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 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 po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com — 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. $$

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood

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

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; www.vegatapascafe.com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo,

calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THAI SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; www.sukhothainola.com — Whole deep-fried redfish is topped with fried shrimp and scallops and served with vegetables and threeflavored chili sauce. Pineapple seafood curry includes either shrimp or a seafood combination in spicy red coconut curry with crushed pineapple, bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini and sweet basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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between $30 and $50, while cocktail attire tops out at $60. Jewelry is all below $30, with most pieces $15 or Owner Erin less. Our shoe Hebert with selection starts her dog Atticus at $15 and never and manager exceeds $50.” David Sciacca When with his dog employees Pimm at Armoire aren’t putting Boutique together outfits PHOTO by for customers, CHERyL GERbER they can be found outfitting models and other fashion-forward locals. “Armoire’s proudest moment was reaching our first anniversary, which we celebrated with a party and fashion show at our Magazine Street location,” Hebert says. Armoire also has participated in fashion shows at Eiffel Society, LePhare and The Metro and was a retail affiliate during New Orleans Fashion Week and hosted in-store trunk shows with swimwear designer Cavortress. Hebert says she’s ecstatic that her vision of providing an affordable, inclusive boutique experience has been fully realized. “Everyone is close to someone who feels … excluded from shopping on Magazine (Street) based on their size,” she says. “We’re happy … diverse groups of friends can all shop at Armoire together.”

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The women’s boutique ViOlEt’S (808 Chartres St., 569-0088) offers Louisiana residents a 10 percent discount on all items in the store when they show their Louisiana IDs. BrOADmOOr DEVElOPmENt COrPOrAtiON celebrates the completion of the homes that won the U.S. GrEEN BUilDiNG COUNCil’s 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments and an open house at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at 3312 and 3320 Toledano St. JArED tHE GAllEriA Of JEWElry (3400 Veterans Memorial blvd., Metairie, 885-2221; www.jared.com) holds a show of designer Eddie LeVian’s jewelry collection, which includes a large assortment of chocolate diamonds. There will be refreshments at the event, which takes place 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the store.

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argeting women who find the clothes at some Magazine Street boutiques too expensive or too small, Armoire Boutique (4222 Magazine St., 304-3537; www.armoireboutique.com) carries items in sizes 0-20, all priced below $100. “We saw a large discrepancy between the availability of reasonably priced plus-size clothing and the amount of emerging boutiques on Magazine Street,” says owner Erin Hebert, who opened the store in 2010. Armoire encourages shoppers to support local retailers and designers. Some of the store’s most in-demand locally designed items are clutches by Rachel Adams, which cost $30-$60. “Armoire was created as an alternative to shopping at affordable national retailers,” Hebert says. “We … only carry limited quantities of individual styles to let our customers experience boutique exclusivity without paying typical boutique prices. Every week we have brand-new styles.” Armoire’s employees and founders — whose prior experiences and education were in graphic design, costume design, theater, English and business — take pride in helping women expand their wardrobes, whether they are looking for just one piece, an ensemble or clothes for a complete seasonal wardrobe. “We always carry tops priced at $30 or below, for a quick and easy outfit upgrade,” Hebert says. “Casual dresses are

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Adult Education Jim Fitzmorris’ one-man show takes Gov. Bobby Jindal and local audiences to school. By Will Coviello

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    “Robin Williams is a horrible  teacher,” Fitzmorris says. “He’s  a motivational speaker, not a  teacher. You better have a dazzling speech every day, because  that doesn’t work.”     The playwright has expertise  in educational areas and a long  list of original works about local  institutions and politics. Most  recently his play about post-Hurricane Katrina recovery and the  Catholic archdiocese, From a Long Way Off, was produced by  Jefferson Performing Arts Society.  He also created the one-man  shows The Island of Dr. Fitzmorris and Jim Fitzmorris Puts Marlin Gusman in a Hurt Locker.     “The joke of that play was that  (Orleans Sheriff) Gusman was  only mentioned in the title,” he  says. “There were so many other  politicians to talk about first, I  never got to Gusman.”     Fitzmorris also has plenty  to say about schools and what  works and what doesn’t. Not  surprisingly, he offers a lot of  support for teachers, whom he  believes have been the victims of  education reform in Louisiana.     “Our illustrious governor came up with a hell of  a reform education plan,” Fitzmorris says. “He let  the administrators off the hook and the parents off  the hook, provided they would grab the teachers  by either arm so he could kick them in the nuts.”     Schools are complex places and Fitzmorris revels in describing their various factions:  different types of students, teachers, administrators and parents. He says some of the politically  incorrect things that are left out of public debates  about schools. And he has his own plan for helping schools and kids, likening it to Gen. David  Petraeus’ surge plan during the Iraq war. It calls  for more boots on the ground, meaning teachers.  It calls for addressing bad actors, finding ways to  reach, suspend or expel problem students. And  it calls for getting the local good actors together  to stand up to troublemakers. That, especially,  involves parents.

    It’s not an easy plan, but  quick fixes sell better as  political slogans than they  work as classroom solutions. Fitzmorris’ description of frontline education:  “Teaching is an incremental,  grinding, small victories/big  defeats heartbreaking trench  warfare where you need to  check the map to see if you  have made any progress, and  just when you have made a  gigantic breakthrough something blows up and puts you  back in the trench again.”     He’s optimistic when he  says that, because he’s seen  success in the field. 

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osea is a student at Jim Fitzmorris’ fictional  7th Ward charter school Plessy v. Ferguson.  Here’s how Fitzmorris describes the boy���in  his one-man play Urban Education Smackdown: “He  moves like a wet piece of string, like the last piece of  spaghetti on a fork that you can’t control. He’s like  a mini Satchel Paige. He jingles when he jangles.  He’s got the biggest eyes you’ve seen in your life. He  moves through the halls of Plessy v. Ferguson like a  flanker in a Wing-T offense — I make so many NPR  comparisons, there’s one for the ESPN crowd. He  writes and speaks completely like he thinks: rapid,  fluid and incoherent.”     Fitzmorris discovers Hosea doesn’t have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder one morning  when Hosea faceplants in a bowl of grits. He asks  Hosea when he went to bed the night before, and  it leads to a convoluted tale of going shopping at  11:45 p.m. Hosea went shopping after work. With  bottle caps on his shoes and his body painted  silver, he danced on corners in the French Quarter, and then went shopping because his family  depends on his income.     It’s an absurd and not entirely fictional or real  tale in an 80-minute show about local schools  and education reform. But it comes from the front  lines, since Ftizmorris spent the last year working  in a local charter school.     “I was hired as a substitute English teacher,”  Fitzmorris says. “But then I stayed on. I ran an afternoon reading group. I was for one-week the inschool suspension supervisor. I monitored lunch  for pre-K through second grade, and I walked  the sidewalk after school for the kids who walk to  school and the riders who were picked up.”     An academic year’s worth of observations unfold  in Urban Education as he introduces the students,  teachers, administrators and parents of his imaginary school. It’s a dramatic show that’s both funny  and serious. And though it’s a one-man show, it’s  billed as a title fight between “Urban Educator” Jim  Fitzmorris and Bobby “The Hall Monitor” Jindal.     Fitzmorris is full of analogies for his role as the  messenger/informant on the state of education.     “The Lorax speaks for the trees. He’s busy,”  Fitzmorris says. “So I am the best they could do.”     He also compares his work to Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. He challenges the conclusions of the education documentary  Waiting for Superman. And he has bad news for fans  of Dead Poets Society.

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Steve Brooks lives in Miami, sings and plays guitar in two rock bands, and is openly gay. None of these things is particularly newsworthy until you take note of exactly which bands: Torche, whose last two hardrock portmanteaus, 2008’s mazelike Meanderthal and April’s sky-soaring, earth-boring Harmonicraft (Volcom), have cemented Brooks as a one-of-a-kind Torche JULY pop/metal conduit; and Floor, the fire10 p.m. Saturday breathing 1990s behemoth, recently reawakened (its thirdish reunion) and One Eyed Jacks set loose on occasion for impulsive 615 Toulouse St. midnight snacking. This scorched landscape wouldn’t seem the most hospitable 569-8361 venue for a sexual revolution, but heavy www.oneeyedjacks.net metal’s underlying principles — acceptance of outcasts, the power of shared catharsis — scream the opposite. It’s a brave and inspiring story for metal musicians still in the closet, yet as Brooks told Seattle newspaper The Stranger after Meanderthal’s release, it has little to do with his music. (“About the gayest I’ll get is the Smiths,” he said.) Harmonicraft pushes change in another direction: “Letting Go” and “Kicking” launch with air-show vocals and a double-helix, twin-guitar attack, while soloing showboaters “Reverse Inverted” and “Snakes are Charmed” are master classes in how to craft hooks without sacrificing impact. As for “Kiss Me Dudely,” well, it’s only the most headbanging paean to homosexuality since Faith No More’s “Be Aggressive.” “Hand in Glove,” meet out and loud. Solid Giant, Ponykiller and The Dropout open. Tickets $12. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

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Austin’s Restaurant — Scott Kyser, 7

Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Gregory Agid, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, 11

Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 10 BMC — Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 3; Ruby Moon & the Sazerac Jazz Band, 6; Blues4Sale, 9; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, midnight Bombay Club — Luther Kent, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Lena Prima, 9 Carrollton Station — Pony Space, 9 Checkpoint Charlie — N’awlins Johnnys, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Pidgeon Town, 10 Circle Bar — Mountain of

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — George French Trio feat. Ellen Smith, 10 Emeril’s Delmonico — Bob Andrews, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Little Freddie King, 8; Crescent City Groove Trio, 11 Hi-Ho Lounge — Log Ladies, Eyeler Eyeves Trio, 10 House of Blues — The New Orleans Beatles Festival feat. Topcats, Chuck Credo IV, Marc Broussard and others, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Slothrust, 10 Hyatt Regency New Orleans — Anais St. John, 9 The Inn on Bourbon — De-

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Irish House — Crescent City Celtic Band, 7 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Los Hombres Calientes feat. Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Javier Gutierrez &Vivaz, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Adonis Rose Quartet, 8; Deja Vu Brass Band, midnight Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 2 & 5; Joe Bennett, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 5; Aine O’Doherty & the Bus Stop Boys, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Unnaturals, 10:30 The Maison — Cindy Scott, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Jermaine Quiz (upstairs), 10; PYMP, 10; Zoogma, midnight Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Carolyn Broussard & Company, 12:30; Mary Flynn & the Prohibition Blues, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7:30; Fuego Fuego, 11:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Clint Kaufmann,

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Wizard, Norco Lapalco, Dummy Dumpster, 10

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Oak — Jayna Morgan, 9 Old Point Bar — Ian Cunningham, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Kenny Terry, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Torche, Solid Giant, 9 Pelican Club — Sanford Hinderlie, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 9:30 The Saint Hotel (Burgundy Bar) — Bobby Lonero & the New Orleans Express, 9 Siberia — Kitty Lynn benefit feat. Guitar Ligtnin’ Lee & the Thunder Band, Clockwork Elvis, Happy Talk Band, Hairy Lamb, O.L.D, Die Slutzz, Hardhat DJs, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Leah Chase, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Showerama Hot Quartet, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum — Victory Big Band, 8

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Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, noon Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Irish Session, 5; Beth Patterson, 8 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; New Experience, 7; Higher Heights, Crime, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Kevin Clark & Matt Lemmler, 11:30 a.m; Riccardo Crespo, 4; Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, 8 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Naydja Cole & the Jazz Experience, 3 Old Point Bar — Picked Clean feat. Elliot Gorton, 3 Preservation Hall — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Lars Edegran, 8 Rita’s Tequila House — Aaron Lopez-Barrantes, 1 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — King James, 5:30; Sneaky Pete & the Fens, Hillbilly Hotel, The Night Janitor, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Betty Shirley & the Chuck Chaplin Trio, 8 & 10

The Famous Door — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3 Hi-Ho Lounge — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Slants, Consortium of Genius, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Brint Anderson, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Aine O’Doherty, 8 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Hillbilly Hotel, 6; Eric Gordon & the Lazy Boys, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Lynn Magnuson, 8; Bob Worth, 9 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 One Eyed Jacks — S.I.N., 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Players feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Siberia — Ruines of Abaddon, Xaphoron, Legions of Hoar Frost, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville & Friends, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

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Three Muses — Christabel & the Jons, 7

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Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6

MoNDAY 23 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — N’awlins Johnnys, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil Red & Big Bad, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9:30 Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler, 6 Checkpoint Charlie — Squeeze Rock, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Bob Andrews, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10

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OPENING SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — “Lens on the Larder: The Foodways of Southern Appalachia in Focus,” an exhibition of photographs and oral histories by Larry Smith and Fred Sauceman, through Sept. 21. Opening reception 2 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — “Pause Preternatural,” multimedia by Kelly King, through July 28. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 8998111 — Annual student exhibition, through Saturday.

ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart. com — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Group exhibition featuring Darin Butler, Amy Archinal, Myra Williamson-Wirtz, Louise Guidry, Bettina Miret and Tim Johnson, through July. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; www.beegalleries.com — Works by 15 local and regional artists including Martin LaBorde, ongoing. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www.bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by

BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 8956201 — “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.byrdiesgallery.com — Paintings by Peter Ladetto, through Aug. 8. CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; www. markbercier.com — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 5250518; www.callancontemporary.com — “Opus Concava,” paintings by Jose-Maria Cundin, through July 28. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www. coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Ghosts of the Quarry,” a multimedia installation by Blaine Capone, through Saturday. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 3300134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “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. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www.dumoisgallery.com — “Cold Drink,” the gallery’s annual printmaking invitational, through Aug. 26. 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, through Aug. 5. GALLERY 3954. 3954

One of the side benefits of the St. Claude Arts District’s latest export, the hot new indie movie Beasts of the Southern Wild, is that it immerses viewers in the precariousness of life along Louisiana’s steadily sinking coastal wetlands. Further investigations into this lacy, tattered patch of land also can be found in two noteworthy museum shows. At the New Orleans Museum of Art, multimedia artist Katie Holten created a series of very large drawings of the rapidly eroding edges of marshes where grasses are consumed by the sea at an alarming rate. Shifting: photographs by Hanging in the museum’s THRu Great Hall like giant banners Michel Varisco JULY from a conquering army Ogden Museum of of geologists, some evoke Southern Art computer charts or geologi925 Camp St. cal contour maps, while others reveal fluid lines worthy of the 539-9600 pre-Raphaelites — Edward www.ogdenmuseum.org Burne-Jones’ painting of a drowning Ophelia is an all too apt metaphor. Holten, who Drawn to the Edge: drawings once represented her native THRu SEPt by Katie Holten Ireland at the Venice Biennial, also includes containers New Orleans Museum of Art of marsh water and sediment City Park as well as resurrection ferns 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle — a more hopeful metaphor in an expo that strikingly conveys 658-4100 the fragile patterns of life www.noma.org where land meets the sea. Michel Varisco’s large photographs (shown) of the Louisiana wetlands and Gulf of Mexico document both their beauty and degradation in images that are stunning on several levels. First, there is something magical about the place functioning as the womb of the American continent, where fish and fowl eternally return to mate and procreate. A vast estuary of mythic proportions, it is a place long considered sacred by Native Americans. Scarring the natural beauty is an infestation of oil company canals like giant syringes injecting lethal salt water into the extraordinarily fertile terrain that feeds and protects us, causing it to rapidly dissolve into the Gulf. The result is Eden reduced to a crime scene, and Varisco effectively captures its beauty and horror for all to see. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, THE RINK. 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — “Summer Showcase II,” a group exhibition by gallery

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GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 8994687; www.guylymanfineart. com — Mixed media with mechanical light sculpture by Jimmy Block, ongoing. JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by Tom Everhart, Gordon Parks,

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LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. lemieuxgalleries.com — “Man, Myth, Monster,” a group exhibition curated by Christy Wood, through July 28. M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www. mfrancisgallery.com — “Redemption,” paintings by Donovan Casanave, through July 28. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 5580505; www.michalopoulos.com — Paintings and other works by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — “Splash: the Freedom 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. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — Summer group exhibition, through July 28.

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RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works by Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning, Chad Ridgeway and teri Walker and others, ongoing. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; www.thesecondstorygallery.com — Works by Adam Montegut, Cynthia Ramirez, Gina Laguna and others, through Aug. 3. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — Group exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by David Rex Joyner, Eddie Granger, Julie Robinson and Wanda Sullivan, through July. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart.org — Annual national juried artists exhibition, through Aug. 11. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods —

“Distances,” mixed media by the St. Paul, Minn. youth group Art of Struggle, through Aug. 5.

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 Aug. 31. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; www.studio831royal.com — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing.

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; nutrias.org — the library seeks artists working in a variety of mediums to display and sell work in its monthly art exhibit. Call 4817998 or email educationcorridor@broadmoorimprovement. com 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 www.neworleansphotoalliance. org for details. Submission deadline is Friday. LOUISIANA HOME GROWN HARVEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. the inaugural festival, held Sept. 21-23, seeks arts and crafts vendors. Email homegrownfestnola@gmail.com or visit www.homegrown-fest. com 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 louisianaoystertrail@gmail.com or visit www.louisianaoystertrail.com for details.

muSEumS ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — “Red + Black = Maroon II,” a touring exhibition of photographs by Cristina Miranda of the daily life of the Quilombolas of Maranhao,

Brazil, through Saturday.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 5283800; www.cacno.org — “NOLA NOW, Part II: the Human Figure”, through Aug. 5. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. crt.state.la.us — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. lsm.crt.state.la.us — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” ongoing. “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; www. noma.org — “Drawn to the Edge,” an installation of largescale 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. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “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; all through Monday. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. tulane.edu — “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, 569-0405; 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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THE SHAKESPEAREAN JAZZ SHOW. Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, 865-5106; www.tulane.edu — in the workshop production, students from boston’s emerson College set shakespeare plays and sonnets to live music. free admission, but donations are accepted. 7:30 p.m. thursdaysaturday, 1:30 p.m. saturdaysunday. STANDING ON CEREMONY. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www.stannanola. org — brian shippner’s show is a compendium of 10 short plays addressing gay marriage.

URBAN EDUCATION SMACKDOWN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — representing new orleans teachers, Jim fitzmorris takes on Democrats and republicans, hostile students, confrontational parents and even gov. bobby Jindal in his one-man show. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and teachers. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday through aug. 18. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. theshadowboxtheatre.com — 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. WAITING AROUND: THE RESTAURANT MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. theallwayslounge.com — ricky graham’s musical comedy that once had an off-broadway run depicts life in the service industry. Visit www.waitingaroundthemusical.com for reservations. tickets $20. 8 p.m. mondays through aug. 27.

FAmILy CHICKEN LITTLE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 4881460; 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. 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 314-2579 or email patchwork-

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COMEDY NIGHT. Club LAX, 2301 N. Causeway Blvd., 8347979; www.clublaxnola.com — the club hosts a monthly comedy night with local and national standups. free admission. 9 p.m. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — 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.

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“Adult” is an odd euphemism for X-rated content. Red Light Winter, recently presented by Broken Glass at the Shadowbox theatre, was adult in all senses of the word. It was graphic, but a few factors balanced the nudity, sex and coarse language. Adam Rapp’s 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist has a twisted plot with complex psychological overtones. the shock value was tamed a little more by the remarkable poise of Nicole Rae, who disrobed completely and engaged in starkly sexual scenes. But she put the audience at ease — even though the theater was so small that audience members could almost touch the actors. I have reservations about the script, but I offer a tip of my hat to director Harold Gervais, who put together an excellent cast and kept them focused. Matt (Richard Mayer) and Davis (Matt Story) are 20-something buddies who go to Amsterdam, Netherlands to indulge in its exotic but legal treats, mostly drugs. they are opposites: Matt is “quiet and nerdy,” and Davis is “dickish and macho.” the friends were two sides of a love triangle. the woman started with Matt and ended up with Davis, and this is a sore point between them. the overly sensitive Matt hasn’t slept with a woman in the three years since. Davis goes out and recruits a prostitute, Christina (Rae), who has a charming self-contained manner, and offers her as a gift to Matt, who is immediately smitten. But the love triangle problem repeats itself. Christina goes wild for Davis, claiming she loves having sex with him. Poor Matt becomes nervous and hardly knows what to do when she approaches him. Mayer’s nerd was believably torn by his unrequited love for Christina. Rae not only carried the difficult moments of nudity and sex with aplomb, she created a character who interacted believably with the others. Story gave us a villainous yuppie, although he was more buffoonish than charismatic. the nudity, sex and lingo were all shocking. the plot was twisted, and the effect was like a fireworks display. You watched amazed, but didn’t take away much to think about. Still, Broken Glass Productions offered an impressive cutting-edge drama. — DALt WONK

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Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 966-3121; www.interferencesportsbar.com — Corey Mack hosts the twice-monthly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. MIKE STRECKER. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www. cuttingedgeproductions.org — the stand-up comedian performs. tickets $17. 8 p.m. Saturday. NO INDOOR VOICES. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www.neworleanshealingcenter. org — Kimmie Dee and Dylan Brody perform in the showcase

featuring stand-up comedy and spoken word. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOWCASE. 12 Bar, 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; www.12barnola.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the weekly show. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; www.nolacomedy.com — 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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FAmilY TUESDAY 17 TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm.org —

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 19 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — the

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Creamery ice cream and fixings, make crafts, learn about herbs and play with la/spCa’s adoptable pets at the event. Kids are also encouraged to bring mason jars to make worm farms with the green project. Call 293-4723 or email orjgick@longuevue. com for details. admission $8 for non-members, $6 for members, free for children under 2. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDAY 17 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

STAGE DOOR IDOL: PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen.org — 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. SUPER SUMMER SOUPS & SALADS COOKING CLASS. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119 — the magazine street store Vom fass hosts the recipe demonstration event. preregistration is recommended. Call 302-1455 for details. admission $10. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 18 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh

locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. ENERGY SMART INFORMATION CENTER. Smith Regional Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., 5962638 — 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. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon.

THURSDAY 19 EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — the epilepsy

foundation of louisiana holds a monthly support group for adults who have or are impacted by epilepsy or seizure disorders. the group meets in the foundation board room. Call (800) 960-0587 or email kelly@ epilepsylouisiana.org for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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.

FRiDAY 20 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 gurdjieff sacred Dances.” free admission. Call (985) 502-6582 or visit www.gurdjieff-foundationlouisiana.org for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CANINES & COCKTAILS. Belladoggie, 815 Washington Ave., 309-9510; www. belladoggie.com — the resort spa for dogs hosts a benefit for the nonprofit Dag’s House, which provides housing and rehabilitation for special needs dogs, with live music, food and cocktails. Visit www. dagshouse.com for details. admission $10. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood,

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — Kids can eat Creole

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.

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. WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS. Heritage Grill, 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 934-4900; www. heritagegrillmetairie.com — the women’s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit www. womenwinewednesday. com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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EVENT LIStINGS natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. noma.org — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Carnival group Krewe of Chewbacchus hosts a membership drive with performances by the Local Skank, Mighty Wookiee Fiyoship with DJ SpyC and others. Costumes and “intergalactic beachwear” are encouraged. Visit www.chewbacchus.org for details. Admission $10. 9 p.m. BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION. Columbia Street, downtown Covington, Columbia Street, (985) 892-1873 — the sixth annual event features live music, art demonstrations, shopping, and French-themed activities including an Eiffel tower art contest and can-can dancers. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 861-5898; www.marketumbrella. org — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. DILLARD UNIVERSITY HOUSING & HOME IMPROVEMENT FESTIVAL. Dillard University, Dent Hall, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 283-8822; www.dillard.edu — Potential and current homeowners can find information regarding products, services and do-ityourself home improvements at the annual event. Call 816-4704 or visit www.dillardcdc.com for details. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ENERGY SMART PRESENTATION. Smith Regional Library,

6301 Canal Blvd., 596-2638 — the presentation discusses Entergy New Orleans’ energy efficiency program that provides audits and cash rebates to customers who take steps to increase the efficiency of their homes and businesses. Call (866) 721-0249 or email info@energysmartnola. com for details. 11 a.m. to noon. 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 www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org 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. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water St., Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www.artformadisonville.org — the monthly market features fine art from local artists including paintings, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NEW ORLEANS SECULAR HUMANIST ASSOCIATION MEETING. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St — the meeting discusses secular alternative rituals for significant life events such as weddings, funerals and religious holidays. Call 282-5459 for more information. Free admission. 4 p.m. PLAYTIME IN THE PARK. City Park, 1 Palm Drive — Iina Antikainen’s free 45-60 minute fitness class incorporates calisthenics, circuits, drills and games. Pre-registration is recommended. Email livefreelaughhard@ymail. com for details or visit www.

facebook.com/livefreelaughhardfitness. 10 a.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; www. sankofafarmersmarket.org — the weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SPUN CROSSROADS’ ART IN MOTION. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org — the weekly indoor market features clothing and other items from local and regional artists, demonstrations and food. Email wlaker@eatel.net or visit www.spuncrossroads.com for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — the market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www.visitstbernard.com for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH FIREFIGHTERS FOR CANCER SUMMER X-GAMES. National Guard Armory Camp Villere, 34845 South Perimeter Road — Redline, “Baby Wolf” Kipori Woods, Stone Rabbits and 37 Stitches featuring Nover perform and former Saints player Boo Williams signs autographs at this charity fundraiser for St. tammany Parish fire departments, colon cancer research and hospice. there will also be a car show with a $25 entry fee. Email nextlevelfitness82@ yahoo.com for details. Admission $5, free for children 12 and under. 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. TREME UNDER THE BRIDGE MARKET. North Claiborne Expressway, between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street — the new monthly market highlights local artwork and features live music from local bands, high schools and choirs; community services like health and legal aid; and educational services and exhibits. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

dation 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, anotherlifefoundation@hotmail.com or visit www.anotherlifefoundation.org.

SuNday 22 LUKE’S HOUSE CLINIC GRAND OPENING DEDICATION AND SECOND LINE. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 2722 Louisiana Ave., 895-6110; www.mtzionneworleans.org — the clinic for the

medically underserved celebrates its new permanent location with a dedication and second line featuring Stooges Brass Band. the second line begins at Mount Zion and ends at the new clinic at 2023 Simon Bolivar Ave. Call 444-7879 or email llynde@lukeshouseclinic. org for details. 1 p.m. PUPPY POKER RUN. Zorro’s Funzone for Dogs, 924 Girod St., 985-778-2000; www.zorrospets. com — Players pick up a card at each stop to complete a sevencard poker hand for a chance to win $1,000. Proceeds from this dog-friendly event go toward the expansion of the St. tammany Humane Society’s surgical suite in their Fix Dat spay and neuter clinic. Email Jessica@sthumane. org for details. Admision $30 per poker hand. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS. the aquarium accepts applications for the volunteer naturalists, education, husbandry and volunteer diver programs. Visit www. auduboninstitute.org/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.

HUMANA COMMUNITIES BENEFIT. Humana awards a $100,000 grant to a local nonprofit working to improve health experiences or build healthy communities. Visit www.humana.com/hcb for details. Application deadline is July 31.

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www.cancer.org — the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foun-

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 marketumbrella.org seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella.org for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. the nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the page 54

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foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@degashouse.com 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 mmorgan@gnofairhousing.org 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@ greenlightneworleans.org or visit www.greenlightneworleans.org/volunteerapply.html for details.

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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 4837041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ handsonneworleans.org or visit www.handsonneworleans.org for details.

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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 daveharrell@yahoo.com 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; www.la-spca.org — 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 dionne@la-spca.org.

PREVIEW LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine.org or email lauren@lowernine.org 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. mda.org/summercamp for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ nationalww2museum.org for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New orleansarea inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www. operationreach.org. PEOPLE PROGRAM. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to teach active seniors at its campuses in Metairie, New orleans and the West Bank. Call 284-7678 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 jenny@nooutreach.org or call 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; www.nocoa.org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAiR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading

Chef Marcus Samuelsson signs memoir, Yes, Chef

Chef Marcus Samuelsson is a familiar name and face to fans of TV cooking competitions. He won Bravo’s Top Chef Masters competition in 2010. He currently presides over Red Rooster Harlem and several other restaurants, but he made a name for himself in the mid-1990s at Aquavit, a Scandinavian restaurant in Manhattan, earning it a three-star review from The New York Times when he was 24. Though he was adopted by a Swedish family and grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden, Samuelsson was born (Kassahun Tsegie) in an extremely poor rural area of Ethiopia. He begins his memoir Yes, Chef with the confession that he doesn’t really know what his mother 6 p.m. Friday july looked like. He knows that when he octavia Books was 3 years old, he, his sister and 513 octavia St. his mother contracted tuberculosis. His mother took them 75 miles to a 899-7323 hospital in the capital. She died there, and www.octaviabooks.com Samuelsson was later adopted. Samuelsson grew up eating the mostly bland Swedish food of his adoptive mother, and he applied to work at a McDonald’s when he was 15. He wasn’t hired, but he had been interested in cooking since learning some of his mother’s traditional Swedish dishes and cooking while fishing with his father. The memoir chronicles his early life and his climb to the top of the culinary world — in restaurants, on TV and cooking for a White House state dinner. He recounts his awareness of the poverty of his origins and racial differences he learned to cope with in Sweden. He calls Leah Chase a mentor, and briefly notes bonding over a common love of crawfish, a delicacy in Sweden. Unfortunately, Samuelsson identifies Dooky Chase as a restaurant located in the “Lower Ninth,” but he lauds Chase for creating an integrated restaurant. He’s similarly a master in the kitchen and makes a point of cooking some of his finest dishes at home for his Harlem neighbors. The memoir has a confident if sometimes dispassionate tone, but it recounts a unique journey and inspired vision of food connecting disparate people and places. — WiLL CoViELLo

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and language skills. Call 8990820, email elizabeth@scapc. org or visit www.stairnola.org for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New orleans students. Call 8318475 for details.

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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.

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Molly’s at the Market, 1107

Decatur St., 525-5169; www. mollysatthemarket.net — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spokenword readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m.

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

JOHN WADE. Hubbell Library, 225 Morgan St., 5962640; www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org — The author discusses and signs Ronald Reagan’s Wisdom for the 21st Century. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. KIM VODICKA. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www.maplestreetbookshop com — The author signs Aesthesia Balderdash. 6 p.m. Wednesday. 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.

MARCUS SAMUELSSON. Whole Foods Market,

3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; www. wholefoods.com — The chef of Red Rooster Harlem signs Yes, Chef. Noon. Friday.

OCTAVIA BOOKS BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513

Octavia St., 899-7323 — The group discusses Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www.themckennamuseum.com — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturday.

PATRICIA CHERON. West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 3642660; www.jefferson.lib.la.us — The author discusses and signs copies of Never Too Late. 7 p.m. Tuesday. SOCRATES CAFE. St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, (985) 796-9728 — The philosophical group holds a monthly discussion. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. SOUTHERN LOUISIANA CHAPTER OF ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Baton Rouge novelist Josephine Templeton discusses “Creating a Story Book.” Visit www. solawriters.org for details. 10 a.m. Saturday.

SPEAKEASY SUNDAYS. Club Caribbean, 2441 Bayou Road, 957-9666; www.clubcaribbeanneworleans.com — The club hosts an open mic poetry and spoken work night every Sunday at 7 p.m. Visit www. spokenwordneworleans.com 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. stannanola.org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email hwoodie104@gmail.com for details.


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Francis is a 3-year-old, spayed,

Affectionate & playful kitty. Great family pet. 6 yr old female. spayed, vaccinated, combo-tested. Visit SpayMart Thrift Shop 6601 Vets Hwy, 601-749-0268, spaymart@hughes.net

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED

PIT MIX - LADY

Weekly Tails

REWARD- LOST

(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.

Sweet, smart & friendly! Mia - 1 yr, SMART, mild mannered, kid friendly, great w/other pups. Mostly housebroken & fixed. (504) 975-5971

DHL Maine Coon Mix, 6 yr. old. Rescued from a hoarder in 2007. Beautiful and vivacious girl. Fully vetted. Call 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

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. michelle@puppypowerrescue.com. http://www.petfinder.com/ petdetail/22951651

www.spaymart.org

Found: White Husky Fem. Dog named Bianca, #225-938-6336

BOXER/SHEPHERD

MOSES NEEDS A HOME!

Call or email: 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

BELL - PETITE DSH TABBY

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

SHITZU - ROCKY

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, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

Bogie is an adorable boy looking for love! Bogie was adopted as a small kitten to a family with kids. As the kids grew older Bogie was no longer given any attention. Poor Bogie grew depressed; losing hair and weight. Eventually Bogie was returned to SpayMart, where he found love again and blossomed into the wonderful cat he is today. Bogie is fully vetted & ready for a family to love him forever this time around!

MUSIC/INSTRUMENTS

PETS

LUKE: White/Blue Gray

CAT CHAT

SPINET UPRIGHT PIANO

Swedish, Relaxing Massage. Hours 9am-6pm, M-F. Sat 10-1pm $70. LA Lic #1910. Sandra, 504-393-0123. Relax with a massage. Amazing Hands by Patrick. LMT Lic 4005. 504-717-2577 www.amazinghands.us

GUMBO WANTS A HOME!

BABY GIRL Kennel #A16489267

To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org

Sweet & friendly, 7 years old. Very gentle, laid back, loves attention, other cats & dogs. Housebroken. (504) 975-5971

VIVIE

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24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO. 700-265 DIVISION “H” SUCCESSIONS OF FRANK D. DELERY and EULALIE de BEN DELERY NOTICE TO SELL MOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The Testamentary Executor of the above Successions has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of movable property described as follows: 22 shares of the common capital stock (no par value) of Preferred Realty, Inc., on the following terms and conditions, to-wit:

A financially secure teacher offering endless love dreams of adopting a baby. Pam, 888-661-6460. Expenses Paid

In accordance with the Stock Redemption Agreement between Corporation and shareholder filed in the Successions’ Court record.

LEGAL NOTICES

Notice is now given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedents and of these Successions, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the Order or Judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such Order or Judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NUMBER 715208 DIVISION J (WINDHORST)

SUCCESSION OF CONSTANCE HARRIS FEEHAN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Notice is Given that the Executrix of the Succession of Constance Harris Feehan, Barbara Lambert, has petitioned to this Court for authority to sell immovable property of belongs to the deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for eighty thousand dollars ($80,000.00) cash, with the succession to pay all encumbrances, pro rata taxes, and pay for all proper certificates, and revenue stamps. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: One lot of land and all improvements thereon in Rosedale Gardens Subdivision, in the Square bounded by Lions Street, Jefferson Highway, the Eastern boundary line of the Subdivision, and the Mississippi River, which said lot of ground is designated by the Number 5 on a survey made by Gilbert, Kelly and Couterie - Errol E. Kelly, Surveyor, dated September 28, 1971. The improvements thereon bear municipal number 426 Lions Street, Jefferson, Louisiana 70121. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court. Date: 7/12/12 Deputy D. Frickey Deputy Clerk of Court ATTY: JOHN A. VENEZIA 757 ST. CHARLES AVE STE 303 NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130 (504) 486-3910 Gambit - Publish twice 21 Days Apart Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Gilbert A. Trosclair, Jr., contact Attorney Gevin Grisbaum, 504-610-3479 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Marilyn Williams, please contact Attorney Gevin Grisbaum, 504-610-3479

Suzanne T. Murphy DEPUTY CLERK JON A. GEGENHEIMER, CLERK OF COURT Atty: Alvin J. Dupre, Jr. 5150 Hwy 22, Suite C-13 Mandeville, LA 70471 Telephone: (985) 845-7868

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO. 713-408 DIVISION “L” SUCCESSION OF RUTH DURR TOOMBS NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO REPAIR HOUSE AND TO PAY ORDINARY AND ROUTINE EXPENSES OF DECEDENT NOTICE IS GIVEN that Kenneth Warren Dedeaux and Terry Ruth Toombs, Co-Executors of the Succession of Ruth Durr Toombs, have applied for authority to make repairs and/or updates to the decedent’s residence and to pay the ordinary and routine expenses associated with the decedent’s residence without first seeking authority of this Court. The Order granting such authority may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this Notice. Any Opposition to the Application must be filed prior to the issuance of the Order. Patricia Ann Moore CLERK OF COURT DEPUTY 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON ATTORNEY: Raymond P. Ladouceur Jane C. Alvarez ADDRESS: 22398 Highway 435 P.O. Box 1929 Abita Springs, Louisiana 70420 TELEPHONE: 985-898-2131 PUBLICATION: Gambit 7/17/12

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CLASSIFIEDS SALE 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO. 700-265 DIVISION “H” SUCCESSIONS OF FRANK D. DELERY and EULALIE de BEN DELERY NOTICE OF FILING TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is here given to the creditors of these estates and all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the Tableau of Distribution filed by Clayton J. Delery Testamentary Executor on July 06, 2012 should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. Suzanne T. Murphy DEPUTY CLERK JON A. GEGENHEIMER, CLERK OF COURT Atty: Alvin J. Dupre, Jr. 5150 Hwy 22, Suite C-13 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 845-7868

BY CONSTABLE JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT

Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr. Constable, Parish of Orleans Gambit Dates: July 17, 2012 & August 13, 2012

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HOME SERVICES Don’t Replace Your Tub REGLAZE IT

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COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 20% OFF Free Estimates. References. (504) 939-6687 or (504) 344-8102 **OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE**

FLOORS/CARPET/TILE HAVE DIRTY GROUT?

GROUT WORKS, LLC Tile Grout Cleaning Color Sealing & Repair Shower Restoration•Natural Stone Care Tile Replacement, Recaulking Commercial & Residential Free Estimates. 504-309-2509. www.grout-works.com

GENERAL CONTRACTORS MIKE’S REMODELING

Small & Big Jobs - We Do It All Custom cabinets, carpentry, painting, sheetrock, ceramic, roofs, kitchen & baths. Call (504) 324-9585

LAWNS/LANDSCAPE DELTA SOD

Certified Grade “A” Turf St. Augustine, Tifway Bermuda Centipede, Zoysia. WE BEAT ALL COMPETITORS! 504-733-0471

JEFFERSON FEED PET & GARDEN CENTER GREEN GRASS - REAL FAST Grade “A” St. Augustine Sods. Immediate pickup or delivery. Lawn experts since 1950. jefffeed.com 504-733-8572

MORRIS LAWN CARE

Grass Cutting * Tree Trimming * Landscaping Weekly or Bi-Weekly Services Available. Free Estimates. Reference Available. Call Bian, (504) 382-7741

PEST CONTROL TERMINIX

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PLUMBING ROOTER MAN

Sewer & Drain Cleaning Specialists Plumbing Repair Specialists New Orleans 504-522-9536. Kenner-Jefferson 504-466-8581. Westbank 504-368-4070. Laplace 985-652-0084. Mandeville 985-6265045. Slidell 985-641-3525. www. RooterManCan.com MENTION GAMBIT FOR A DISCOUNT

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WINDOWS BEST PRICE IN TOWN!

DOUBLE INSULATED WINDOWS $99 (up to 90 U.I.) HURRICANE PROTECTION Shutters, Bahamas, Panels Roll Downs, Accordian, Colonial Allstate Window & Siding Co. 504469-0066; 985-649-1330 www.allstatewindowandsiding.com

MISC. HOME SERVICES GEAUX VEGGIE!

Creative Container Gardens & Planter Boxes WWW.GEAUXVEGGIENOLA.COM GEAUXVEGGIENOLA@GMAIL.COM FACEBOOK.COM/GEAUXVEGGIENOLA (925) 367-7333

NEW ORLEANS

JOB GURU

Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I will be honorably discharged from the military later this year, and my goal is to find a job related to my military service in the area of electronics repair. I have a résumé showing all my military jobs and commendations, including my time in Afghanistan, but according to what I’m hearing, I should change it to more of a civilian style. I am attaching my current résumé. Thank you in advance for all your help.” — Richard P., Belle Chasse, LA Dear Richard, First, Richard, I would like to thank you for your service to our country. In order to land a good job when you are discharged, the very first step you should take is to create what is called a “military-to-civilian” or military conversion résumé. The fact is that many hiring decision-makers will not be familiar with military jargon, acronyms, or designations, and you will want to make it easier for them to understand your skills, experience, and Grant Cooper accomplishments. After reviewing the résumé you attached, I can see that in order to appeal to civilian hiring officials, you will need to emphasize “technical equipment” instead of “weapons systems,” and you can say you “supervised, trained, and evaluated a staff of 35 employees supporting operations in four countries,” as opposed to “commanded and indoctrinated 35 personnel in supporting overseas deployment activities.” Several years ago I prepared a military conversion résumé for a U.S. Coast Guard Executive Officer / OIC who was in the process of retiring. By rewriting his résumé in a civilian style and emphasizing his leadership skills, group training capabilities, and accomplishments in the Coast Guard, he landed a six-figure position for the Safety Training division of a large oil company, offering a six-figure salary and great benefits.

Upon your discharge, you should be provided with a copy of most of the documents in your personnel folder. Included in these will be copies of your annual performance evaluations or fitness reports. Be sure to review your more recent annual evaluations to find documentation of your accomplishments. Some of the best information you could possibly include in your résumé will be found here. For example, you may find mentions of specific projects and challenges you were involved in, along with descriptions of the dollar value of equipment or other numerical data. Awards, medals, ribbons, letters of appreciation, commendations, and other accolades can also be included in a bulleted format on your résumé. Be sure to highlight your promotions, training courses, technical tools, software skills, and equipment used, as well as the travel and assignments you have completed. Many large companies involved in defense contracting would like to know if you possess a valid security clearance, so be sure to show that on your résumé as well. In summary, Richard, now is an excellent time to be transitioning from a military into a civilian job. The economy is finally beginning to turn around, at least as compared to the past few years, and the government has recently authorized legislation providing new incentives to companies who hire veterans. 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.

Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: grant@resupro.com or 504-891-7222

Gambit > bestofneworleans.com > july 17 > 2012

THAT PORTION OF GROUND, BEARING MUNICIPAL NO. 2633 New Orleans St., this city, in the matter entitled Sun Realty, L.L.C., as assignee of Sun Finance Company, L.L.C. f/k/a Sun Finance Company, Inc. vs Valerie Jackson Nelson a/k/a Valerie Jackson Mercadel and Wayne Nelson a/k/a Wayne Nelson a/k/a Wayne Martin Nelson, Sr. First City Court for The City of New Orleans Case No: 2011-53507 By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed by the Honorable The First City Court for the City of New Orleans, in the above entitled cause, I will proceed to sell by public auction, on the ground floor of the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, in the First District of the City on August 21, 2012, at 12:00 noon, the following described property to wit: Lot M, Square No. 1504, Third District Municipal No. 2633 New Orleans Street Acquired: CIN 406808, 04/28/08 Previous Acquisition: CIN 194918 NA# 2000-12101, 03/16/2000CIN 406808, NA 08-30037 WRIT AMOUNT: $19,214.60 Seized in the above suit. TERMS-CASH. The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of ten percent of the purchase price, and the balance within thirty days thereafter. Note: All deposits must be Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order; No Personal Checks. Atty: Lee Thomas 504-831-7908

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GENERAL REAL ESTATE

Woodward Steel Group is looking for a Project Manager/Estimator and Woodward Engineering Division is looking for a Structural Engineer Both with 5+ years experience managing and estimating structural steel and metal building projects. Full time position with benefits. Please email resumes’ to nscherer@woodwarddesignbuild.com

CAREER PREPARATION EARN $500 A DAY

Airbrush & Media Makeup Artists. For Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. Train & Build Portfolio in 1 week. Lower Tuition for 2012. AwardMakeUpSchool.com

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

AGENTS & SALES

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Exper. Series 6a plus. Retired Life Insurance Agent for part or full time considered. New Orleans multi-line agency. Fax resume to 504-488-5390

BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS Experienced MANICURIST

Clean Metairie salon has booth rental for Manicurist w/ some clientele & availability to take walk-ins. Salon provides mani-table, spa chair, storage. Call Arthur, 504-715-4179

STYLIST/NAIL TECH

Elements Salon seeks a talented enthusiastic and creative new stylist to join our Element family. Please call 985-626-8115 for interview appt.

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Regional Training & Development Manager - Responsible for HR matters, workforce development & training of staff for regional dry cleaning company. Will establish operational standards & procedures & oversee revenue control for all locations, provide recommendations for increased marketability. Must maintain good relationships with customers & vendors. MBA; expertise in each of the following: hiring, organizing & training staff; coordination of daily work schedules & assignments; payroll & P&L coordination & analysis; operation of POS system; production of budget report; competitive analysis; auditing; strategic planning. Job location: New Orleans, LA. Send resume/ credentials to: Khaled Qader, Mariam Enterprises, LLC, 3142 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA 70125. Must respond w/in 30 days & refer to job #12316.

Call (504) 483-3100

DELERY COMARDA REALTORS

RESIDENTIAL * COMMERICAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555 www.NOLAHomefinders.com

GINA SAYOUR, REALTOR

Servicing All Your Real Estate Needs - Selling, Buying or Relocating! Direct: (504) 884-5030 www.SayourHome.com Realty Executives, Each Office is Independently owned & Operated. Associate is licensed in the State of La, USA

RETAIL

4801 NEYREY DRIVE

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. www.bigeasycondos.com

Gorgeous renovation of traditional Metairie Lakefront home. 5 BR, 3.5 BA. Two master suites, gourmet kitchen, large family room. $499K. JoAnn Fitzpatrick Broussard, 504-450-1477. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated. 504-282-2611.

JEFFERSON PARISH Lakeview Appraisal Service

FT or PT Tailor is needed for ladies clothing store. Experience preferred.

Serving the New Orleans Metro Area for over 20 years. Residential Home Appraisals Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services www.lakeview-appraisal.com kevin@lakeview-appraisal.com 504-284-3445

LIST YOUR HOME FOR 1%

Apply in person @ 1514 St Charles Ave.

Jim Prigmore 504-421-2139 (cell) Jim@EZRealtyInc.com www.EZRealtyInc.com EZ REALTY INC. 2112 Belle Chase Hwy Ste 219 504-592-1660 Licensed in Louisiana

PART TIME

JEFFERSON

504-523-7027

design + build

KENNER

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517 METAIRIE LAWN

ABOVE GROUND POOL!

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.

4 bedrooms, 3 baths. $479,000 Must See! Call Gina Sayour, Realtor, (504) 884-5030 Realty Executives SELA. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated. www.SayourHome.com

METAIRIE

PSYCHIATRY CLINICS

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@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER

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

CLOSE TO THE LAKE

11 WAVERLY PLACE

403 AUDUBON TRACE

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!

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.

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455 Phillip Street, $ 225,000

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. wwwkristisalvaggio.com Licensed Realtor in Louisiana, USA

BROADMOOR 5416 S. TONTI

Attractive & comfortable 3 BR, 2.5 BA home. Great floorplan. Liv rm, din rm kit, master BR & bath on main level. Teracotta tiles on roof. Bricked driveway & patio, slate porch. $333K. Claudette Blanchard, 504-810-7950. Thomas K. Winiger R.E. Inc, 504-586-8305.

817 Amelia Street, $239,900 SOLD

readers need 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.

You can help them find one.

A NEW JOB

To advertise in Gambit Classifieds’ “Employment” Section call 504.483.3100.

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.

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

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


CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE 5651 CHERLYN DRIVE

LAKEWOOD SOUTH. 5BDRMS/4BA. $575,000. More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555 www.NOLAHomefinders.com

3239 NASHVILLE AVENUE

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 gloriabw@gmail.com

5844 MARCIA AVE- 299K

lakewood North. 2 bdrms/2baths. More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555 www.NOLAHomefinders.com

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT Lakeview Appraisal Service

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN COMING SOON!

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.

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE 110 COUNTRY CLUB DR.

Lakewood South. 5bdrms/3.5baths. $549,000 More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555 www.NOLAHomefinders.com

311 AUDUBON

5901 BELLAIRE DRIVE

4BR, 2.5 BA home of an interior designer. High ceilings, crystal chandeliers,beautiful baths, gourmet S.S.kitchen. Huge brick courtyard w/ bubbling fountain. Spacious master suite opens to courtyard. $570k. Cathy Dipiazza Cashman, 504-975-4397. Alex-Cate Realty, 504-488-4398.

5533 DAYNA COURT

$549,000, 5bdrms/4baths. Lakewood South. More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555 www.NOLAHomefinders.com

5 Year Old Home - Historic Style! Approx 3442 sq ft, 3 BR, 3 BA, bamboo flrs, hardy board ext, Gourmet kit, luxurious baths, bonus rm-3rd flr. $829K . Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is independently Owned & Operated.

6324 Bertha Drive

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. 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.

6721 CANAL BLVD

Lakeview, 4/bdrms/4baths. $649,000 More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555 www.NOLAHomefinders.com To Advertise in

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Unique large duplex near Palmer Park. 2 units, approx 4200 sq ft living. 6 BR, 4 BA, driveway, cent a/h, lot 60x120. Room for pool. $475K. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

825 Louisiana Ave Condos

ONLY 3 LEFT! Priced $112,500 $123,000. Onsight laundry & pool! Gated complex! 1BR/1BA units. Steps to Magazine St. shops & restaurants Call Britt Galloway, (504) 862-0100 or (504) 250-4122. Keller Williams Realty New Orleans. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated. Agent & Broker Licensed in LA, USA

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CORPORATE RENTALS FABULOUS LOCATION

Uptown. On Hip Oak Street. Walk to shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. 2 BR, 2 BA., pool. 2 secured pkg spaces. Gorgeous furniture, cable, flat screens, wi-fi incl. $3000/mo. Call Sylvia, 504-415-6501

FURNISHED 2715 ST. CHARLES AVE

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..

NEW ORLEANS RIVERFRONT

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.

COMMERCIAL RENTALS

Lakeview Appraisal Service

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COVINGTON COVINGTON PROPERTIES

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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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.

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. 504236-5776

ALGIERS 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.

ALGIERS POINT HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

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

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

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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.

FR QTR RESIDENTIAL EDGE

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

GENTILLY

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN 3324 DESOTO

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

DOWNTOWN 1327 FRENCHMAN ST.

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

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

GARDEN DISTRICT

1, 2, 3 & 4 ROOM OFFICES STARTING AT $495 INCLUDING UTILITIES

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CHURCH

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

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4765 Demontluzin

3 BR, 2 BA 1750 Sq Ft, Historic Property, Hardwood Flrs, Yard Service Incl. Move In Now. Steve Richards 504258-1800. Latter & Blum, INC/Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.

4957 LAFAYE ST

2 BR, 1 BA, 620 sq ft. Furn kit, w/d hkups, a/c & heat. Water paid. Grass cut. $750/mo. Dep & lease. Zimmerman Property Service, 504-494-0970

IRISH CHANNEL SHARE APARTMENT

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

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE 1BR, 1 BA TOWNHOUSE

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.

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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.

727 FIRST STREET

8232 SYCAMORE

6500 BEAUREGARD AVE

414 18th Street, $349K

OLD METAIRIE HIDE-AWAY-LAKE ESTATE SALE

Spectacular raised center-hall Cottage. Approx 4208 sq ft, 4BR, 2.5 BA, firepl, wood flrs, custom cabinets, walk-in closets, lot 60 x 96.$790K. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY

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 orrislaneapts.com

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

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CARROLLTON 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!

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REAL ESTATE 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

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UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1205 ST CHARLES

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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511 & 513 S. CORTEZ ST

NEWLY RENOVATED

2 BLKS AUDUBON PARK

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.

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT CONDO IN THE BAKERY

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. www.soniatrealty.com

510 Henry Clay, 2BR, 1 BA, liv rm, din rm, kit with appl, hardwd flrs, high ceil, sunroom. Offst pkg, $1200. 504-874-4330

2312 & 2314 SEVENTH ST.

2312 and 2314 Seventh Street 1 bedroom doubles - excellent condition! Special Move-In Price. Please call 504-525-8006 or 504-235-5226

2715 ST. CHARLES AVE

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

MAGAZINE NEAR JEFF

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

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Celebrate Summer his signing! at dinner NOW-auGust!

3 Appetizers

+ a Glass of Wine $28

15 appetizers to heat you up... or cool you down!

It’s Back!

*Housemade crabmeat Pasta

turtle soup with sherry

brown butter, English peas, truffle

crabmeat Ravigote Napoleon

tuna 2 Ways

salsa verdé, cucumbers, couscous

sweet chili, wasabi crème fraiche

Blue crab Beignets

cane Glazed shrimp

truffle Fries

corn meal tempura batter, pickled peppers, jalapeño & lime creme fraiche

Masa Fried P&J Oysters

*Peach & Jalapeño Glazed Lamb Ribs

Pickled Beet salad

Roasted tomato & Red Pepper soup

pepper jelly cream

black truffle mayonnaise seared pork belly & lemon gastrique

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Dinner 7 Nights • Lunch Tues-Fri • Sunday Brunch Private Par ties • FREE Valet Parking

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feta, orange blossom vinegar

Gruyere cheese puffs

*cheese Plate

Butter Poached alligator tart

white truffle honey, hazelnuts

Baked Escargot

truffled salt, clam, roasted garlic butter *denotes a $4 up charge / menu subject to change

sauce piquant, Italian provolone

city Park salad

green apples, blue cheese, applewood bacon

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local tomatoes, avocado, spicy vinaigrette

Crab Beignets

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entrées Soft-Shelled Crab

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