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News.........................................................................7 Why New Orleans state representatives are eying the chance to run for City Council Bouquets + Brickbats.....................................7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ..........................................................7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt .........................................................10 News briefs and politics Commentary .....................................................12 Back to school for John White Blake Pontchartrain......................................13 Streetcar history

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Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque Fri. Aug. 10 | Gorilla Tango Theatre presents an R-rated tribute to the famous Nintendo plumbers with a strip-teasing adventure-comedy set inside the Mario Bros. universe. Will Mario and Luigi save the princess or fall for sexy villains along the way? At AllWays Lounge & Theatre. PAGE 56. Jadakiss Fri. Aug. 10 | The Yonkers MC is a Ruff Ryders veteran and member of New York hip-hop trio The LOX, sidemen responsible for a string of rap hits in the Bad Boy Records camp. Jadakiss has been embroiled in beefs with the likes of both Jay-Z and Bill O’Reilly, and his latest mixtape Consignment is a star-studded reminder of his slow-attack rhyme skills. At Howlin’ Wolf. PAGE 47.



Red Dress Run | There will likely be a run on red dresses before the run in red dresses Saturday. Hit boutiques and thrift stores now if you haven’t already assembled a suitable running outfit for the New Orleans Hash House Harriers’ annual two-mile jaunt. The running club gathers and carouses in Armstrong Park and loops around the French Quarter, and proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. The festivities start in Armstrong Park. PAGE 59.

The Drive Tour with College, Anoraak and Electric Youth Sun. Aug. 12 | Sadly, this associational tour doesn’t include Drive composer Cliff Martinez or Chromatics, the best of that soundtrack’s Italo-disco bunch. College and Electric Youth are responsible for “A Real Hero,” the Ryan Goslingmythologizing synthesizer set piece that both cheesed up and chilled down the 2011 film noir. French simile Anoraak is along for the ride. KG Accidental opens at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 47. Glish Sun. Aug. 12 | Space-rocking cosmo-nots Glish headline this week’s Punk Rock Takeover, a weekly Sunday matinee (2 p.m.-6 p.m.) for those who find church a bit too restrained. Future guests include Lightning Bolt and Thou. Self Help Tapes and No Clouds open at the Big Top Gallery. PAGE 47.

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No Place Like Home For many New Orleans lawmakers, a gig at City Hall always trumps the grandeur of the State Capitol.

State Reps. Austin Badon, Wesley Bishop and Helena Moreno could make the leap from Baton Rouge to New Orleans City Hall.

By Jeremy Alford be state Rep. Wesley Bishop, also of eastern New Orleans. Bishop couldn’t be reached for comment for this story, but he indicated last month that he had an “interest” in pursuing the council seat. Badon says he wants to move to City Hall to serve a community that he cares about. It’s certainly not about better pay or perks, he says. “I really don’t even know what the City Council makes. That wasn’t part of my decision. In the Legislature, you deal with issues statewide. On the council, here, you get to deal with local matters, things that are in your neighborhood and backyard. It’s all about servant leadership to me.” (Just in case Badon becomes curious: City Council members earn $87,000 a year.) Badon drew a salary of $31,101 as a state representative last year. If he’s elected to the council, Badon’s public-sector income would increase by almost $56,000. But that’s just the beginning. City Council members share a security pool and page 9


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n most of Louisiana’s major cities and in all of its rural areas, moving from a local council seat to a seat in the state Legislature is a big political promotion. After all, you can’t rub shoulders with lobbyists, newspaper editors, the occasional celebrity, statewide elected officials (especially the governor), visiting dignitaries and special interest groups while reviewing zoning ordinances back home in Shongaloo or Bayou Blue. Nor can you latch on to significant, far-reaching policy issues or directly participate in the most important statewide political debates of the day. For Louisiana politicians, the Capitol is the mecca of power players. It’s where success is measured in committee chairmanships and budget earmarks, and where legacies are sometimes literally etched in stone. Except, of course, for politicians from New Orleans, a place that branded its own style of politics long before Huey Long built a monument to himself in Baton Rouge. In New Orleans, lawmakers with higher ambitions have historically set their sights on City Hall, and many have gladly exchanged their legislative lapel pins for a City Council parking spot. Right now at least three Democratic lawmakers from New Orleans are contemplating just such a move. Rep. Austin Badon has announced that he is running for the council in District E, where voters will choose a successor to disgraced former Councilman Jon Johnson, who pleaded guilty in federal court to misusing FEMA money. Badon lost a nasty race to Johnson (himself a former state senator) two years ago. His appearance on the November ballot gives voters a do-over of sorts — unless they choose to back one of the other contenders, one of whom could

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The allure of going home again, politically, can be found in Jefferson Parish as well, and for the same reasons. The pay is better on the parish council, administrative resources are richer and districts are larger. Former state Sen. Julie Quinn lost a high-profile bid for the Jefferson Parish Council three years ago (although she did go on to snag Parish President John Young as a fiance — no wedding date has been set), while former state Rep. Ricky Templet won a council seat last year after just one term in the Legislature. Elsewhere in Jefferson, then-state Rep. Jennifer Sneed (now Mrs. Fred Heebe) traded her House seat for a parish council seat in 2003. But New Orleans stands alone when it comes to attracting

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have drivers chauffeur them to and from their many local appearances. They also get to hire several full-time staffers. By comparison, state lawmakers who aren’t committee chairs typically get one underpaid assistant — and most assistants work in district offices while their bosses are in Baton Rouge flying solo. Meanwhile, in Council District B, Rep. Helena Moreno says she is being encouraged to run. That’s the district seat Stacy Head vacated when she won her current at-large post in April. “I don’t really see it as a step up or a step down,” Moreno says. “It’s where I can serve best. It might be more beneficial for me to stay put in the legislature.” Sometimes, even former legislators wind up on the council. Johnson is one example. He lost his state Senate seat in 2003, and failed to win it back in 2007. Then he won the City Council seat in 2010 over Badon. And the person who took Johnson’s Senate seat away from him, Ann Duplessis, gave up that seat two years ago to become a deputy mayor in Mitch Landrieu’s administration. Still further proof that legislators are uniquely positioned to land at City Hall is Landrieu’s appointment of former state Sen. Diana Bajoie as the interim District B council member in June. Political consultant Greg Buisson says New Orleanians who leave to work elsewhere are often drawn back home, and that few can ever stay away for long. “City politics are parochial in nature,” says Buisson, a one-time writer for The Times-Picayune and press flack for former Lt. Gov. James E. Fitzmorris Jr. “People care dearly about these districts and their families have been here for generations.” Exposure comes into play as well, he adds. Consider that the state House of Representatives has 105 members and the Senate 39, whereas the City Council has only seven members. Legislative term limits also play a role. “There’s a political mortality with those state seats now,” Buisson says. “So they watch for when these City Council seats come up, whether they’re more likely to win them now or later, and when the seat might come up again.” There’s certainly no shortage of examples of that last observation. Former state Rep. Cynthia Willard-Lewis served in the House for seven years before moving to the New Orleans City Council in 2000. Council term limits pushed her to run at-large — three times, each time unsuccessfully. She returned to the legislature in a special Senate election in 2010, but lost that when redistricting put her in the same district as Sen. J.P. Morrell, who defeated her in a hotly contested race last year. Then there’s Renee Gill Pratt, who held a House seat for 11 years before her council stint from District B began in 2002. She was convicted in federal court on racketeering charges after she was defeated by Head in 2006. Even Council president Jackie Clarkson made the move from the Legislature to the council. That was in 2002, although she was on the council prior to that as the District C councilwoman from 1990 to 1994. And let’s not forget Troy Carter, who only needed two years in the House (1992-1994) before he decided the City Council was more attractive. He defeated Clarkson for a council seat in 1994, then lost a bid for mayor in 2002. Coincidentally, Clarkson took Carter’s legislative seat after he beat her in the ’94 council race. When term limits pushed Carter off the council, Clarkson returned to her old District C seat on the council.


news + vIeWS state lawmakers back home in droves — and when it comes to garnering the national spotlight. Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster proved that point. “There’s no denying that the New Orleans City Council stage is a very big stage,” Buisson says. If there’s a common thread among legislators who look to City Hall for professional advancement, it’s that most of them come from the House of Representatives, says state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson. “You don’t see it much in the Senate because there are larger districts there. The Council districts, especially the at-large seats, offer larger populations,” she says. Peterson, who also chairs the Louisiana Democratic Party, adds that while the jobs overlap on certain levels, they’re ultimately as different as

night and day. “It’s still a legislative role on the City Council. You’re still going to be doing the same kind of work on some levels,” she says. “But it’s a very different role. The issues are very different. You’re dealing with zoning and sewers and utilities and a wide variety of things [on the council].” Mundane municipal issues aren’t likely to dissuade lawmakers from chasing their dreams at City Hall, says Dr. Silas Lee, a Democratic consultant with offices in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Consider that a long line of mayors also got their starts in the state legislature. They include, in chronological order, Mayors Chep Morrison, Moon Landrieu, Dutch Morial, Sidney Barthelemy, Marc Morial and Mitch Landrieu — six of the city’s last eight mayors.

“The legislature is a good place to cut your teeth and prepare yourself for New Orleans politics,” Lee says. “But they quickly realize that the City Council and City Hall offer more opportunities to achieve visibility and to grab hold of power.” Once the special elections are decided this fall — qualifying starts next Wednesday, Aug. 15 — we’ll see if the pattern holds. No matter what happens in November, qualifying for the regularly scheduled citywide elections (set for March 2014) will come just 13 months later, in December 2013, and another cycle of crossovers will inevitably begin. “I don’t think that’s going to end anytime soon,” Lee says. Nor, apparently, do a number of state lawmakers.

enue directly from gambling, a payday loan business, pornography or abortion,” and agree to the chamber’s mission statement: “To promote free enterprise, individual rights, limited government, traditional family values, character, education, patriotism, national defense and high ethical standards for business.” By contrast, the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce’s entire mission statement is “to lead economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge metropolitan area,” while the North Baton Rouge chamber has rebranded itself the Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce. It supports African-American-owned businesses. As for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Jenkins took advance lunch orders personally by phone (his voice mailbox was full when Gambit called him), and he had tables set up in the parking lot of the east Baton Rouge restaurant, where chamber members handed out pre-boxed lunches for $6 apiece. Jenkins did not return Gambit’s email for comment, but judging from media reports, the day was a success for Chick-Fil-A franchises around the country and in Baton Rouge, where the chicken restaurants saw jammed drive-through lanes and long lines of customers inside. — KevIN ALLMAN

sworn in and then during the trial defendants pleaded guilty. Bowman added that Criminal Court judges also calculate the number of jury trials in their respective sections from the time jurors are sworn in. “We’re using the same definition of ‘jury trial’ as the judges,” Bowman told Gambit. According to Bowman, the DA’s office took 126 defendants to trial in the first half of 2012. Of those cases, 117 reached final resolutions. Juries returned guilty verdicts or defendants pleaded guilty in 94 of those cases, and in 23 cases the defendants were found not guilty — a conviction rate of 80.3 percent. There were seven hung juries and two additional mistrials declared by judges, which are not counted in calculating the DA’s conviction rate, Bowman said. He added that all defendants will be tried again in the cases that ended in mistrials. “I would have no problem counting [mistrials] as a loss if we never elected to retry the person, which we never do,” Bowman said. He added that many defendants, wary of a second trial, will opt to take a guilty plea. While he had not seen the numbers and could not independently verify them, Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) president Rafael Goyeneche said that 80 percent “is a significant improvement for what has historically been the conviction rate for jury trials in Orleans Parish.” Goyeneche pointed to a 2004 MCC study showing that between 1999 and 2003, Orleans Parish juries convicted defendants only 56 percent of the time. The DA’s overall conviction rate for cases closed in the first half of 2012, including felony guilty pleas, state misdemeanor guilty pleas and judge trials, is more than 90 percent, Cannizzaro told the council members. — CHARLeS MALDONADO

scuttlebutt Quote of the week

“Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half.” — Gore Vidal, the novelist and essayist who died July 31 at 86. Among Vidal’s bestknown books were Julian, Burr and Myra Breckinridge. Regarding presidential elections, Vidal also said, “Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically by definition be disqualified from ever doing so.”

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WOODY JENKINS AND CHICK-FIL-A Dan Cathy, president of the fast-food chain ChickFil-A, made news last month when he told the Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charge” when it came to supporting “the Biblical definition of the family unit” — in other words, it opposed same-sex marriage legislation. Some Democratic mayors, including Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Boston’s Thomas Menino, issued statements they would oppose the chicken chain’s expansion in their cities. The legal justification behind such a move wasn’t spelled out, though the mayors got the press they no doubt sought. Meanwhile, Fox News personality and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched a “ChickFil-A Appreciation Day” set for Aug. 1, which was supported by family-values types including Fox News personality and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, former Pennsylvania Gov. Rick Santorum — and the newly formed east Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce. A civic business council taking a stance on a divisive social issue? It makes sense when you find out that the chamber’s chairman is Woody Jenkins, publisher/editor of several small newspapers in suburban Baton Rouge and a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for nearly three decades. In the House, Jenkins’ voting record was lauded by both the Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family. A Republican, Jenkins ran for U.S. Senate in 1996 when J. Bennett Johnston retired; he narrowly lost the runoff to Mary Landrieu, who remains in the Senate. Applicants to the east Baton Rouge Chamber (which was founded in May) must sign an affidavit promising their business “does not derive its rev-

cases closed DA CLAIMS 80 PERCENT CONVICTION RATE In testimony before a City Council committee meeting last week, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said his office won convictions in 80 percent of jury trials closed in 2012. Cannizzaro said that number was “unheard of” in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. According to DA spokesman Christopher Bowman, who spoke to Gambit after the August 1 joint Budget/Criminal Justice Committee meeting, all of those convictions stemmed from felony arrests, because almost all misdemeanors are tried before judges. “Probably … 99 percent of jury trials are felonies,” Bowman said. Bowman said the DA’s office calculates its jury trial conviction rate based on the number of defendants, not number of trials, because sometimes several defendants are tried together. Bowman said the conviction stats also include cases in which jurors were

trouble the water (board) INSPECTOR GENERAL, SEWERAGE BOARD WRANGLE New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux called the Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) “the most likely of the City’s component entities to engage in fraud, waste, and abuse” in a July 31 letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Quatrevaux concluded that the S&WB shouldn’t be trusted to manage proceeds of

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Back to School n the coming weeks, many thousands of Louisiana children will head back to school. Several thousand of them will enroll in private schools for the first time, courtesy of Louisiana taxpayers and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher program. Until this year, state vouchers were available only in Orleans Parish; now they’re going statewide. The voucher program was part of Jindal’s top-to-bottom overhaul of public education during this year’s legislative session. Voucher supporters say the program gives parents a choice when local public schools fail their children, and we don’t argue with that logic. We join many others, however, in saying that the governor’s program lacks sufficient accountability measures. In fact, if the governor had had his way, lawmakers would have imposed no standards whatsoever on private schools participating in the program. Only when state Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, and others objected loudly to the lack of accountability provisions did Jindal relent — and even now the voucher bill’s accountability language is vague. It required state Education Superintendent John White to draft unspecified standards by Aug. 1. White met that deadline, and the

state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved White’s proposed standards the next day. Voucher supporters breathlessly hailed the accountability measures as groundbreaking, but a closer examination shows White and BESE have set the bar very low — too low, in our opinion — for private schools that stand to rake in millions of taxpayer dollars through the voucher program. For starters, only a few schools will even be subject to the so-called accountability standards — and many of those that don’t measure up won’t face any repercussions for four years. Here’s why: • Only those private schools that accept at least 40 students in grades that are subject to testing in public schools — grades 3 through 11 — will have to administer the public school test for each applicable grade level, and then only to the voucher students. State officials estimate only a quarter of the participating private schools will enroll enough voucher students to trigger the accountability standards. Applying those standards to only one-fourth of participating private schools falls woefully short of “accountability.” • Test results will be made public, and they will be used to grade participating

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private schools. But, unlike public schools, the private schools won’t be assigned letter grades — and they can still advance failing voucher students to the next grade level. Where’s the “accountability” in that? • White says many schools will phase in voucher students starting with kindergarten, which means their first students won’t be tested until their fourth year in the program. By then, academically deficient private schools already will have inflicted irreparable harm upon voucher students. • The plan states that if a school “lacks basic academic performance,” BESE can remove that school from the list of those eligible to participate. That sounds fine, but what does “basic academic performance” mean? Already it has been shown that many participating schools — to no one’s surprise — are faith-based institutions linked to fundamentalist evangelical churches that plan to teach creationism. Is teaching creationism part of achieving “basic academic performance”? One good aspect of White’s plan is the requirement that any school that earns a failing grade cannot accept new voucher students the following year. However, even schools that fail one or two years in a row can keep the students they have — and

White can waive any of the plan’s provisions. Only after participating schools fail three out of four years will they be “put on hold,” White says. Is it fair to voucher students to let them stay in a failing school for up to four years? We think not, and we think White and BESE should step up and put more teeth into the standards. At the end of the day, much more than taxpayer dollars is at stake here; the futures of thousands of Louisiana schoolchildren hang in the balance. In his mad rush to push through a voucher program — mostly to up his cred as a vice presidential candidate — Jindal has played fast and loose with underserved kids and their hopes for a better education. Those children deserve better than to be pawns in Bobby Jindal’s political chess game, to be sacrificed in pursuit of his blind ambition for national office. They deserve the chance to go to better schools, not just different schools that produce the same failed results. We think White and BESE need to go back to school themselves — to devise meaningful accountability standards that will make voucher supporters’ promises more than mere slogans.

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I took a photo of a streetcar No. 454 on the Riverfront line. Can you please tell me where we got it and what happened to it? Brooklyn Joe Dear Joe, On Aug. 14, 1988, we all went out for the inaugural run of the Riverfront Streetcar Line, the first new streetcar line in New Orleans since 1926. The line featured four vintage streetcars: two Perley Thomas cars and two Melbourne W-2 cars from Australia, one of which was the streetcar in your photograph. Buses gradually replaced most of New Orleans’ early streetcar lines. By the 1960s, New Orleans had only two lines left: St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street. Over howls of protest, the Canal Street line was converted to buses on June 1, 1964, and the surplus streetcars were given away or stripped of parts to be used on the St. Charles line. The remaining cars were sold for scrap metal. When the new streetcar line was being planned for the ’80s, a search began for the former Canal Street trolleys. One was found in Atlanta and another in Dallas.

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A group called Bring Our Streetcars Home purchased the cars for the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and returned them to New Orleans to be refurbished and put to work on the Riverfront line. RTA also bought two Melbourne W-2 cars for $245,000 from Gales Creek Enterprises of Oregon Ltd., a streetcar restoration and brokerage company in Forest Grove, Ore. These cars were imported from the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board in Melbourne, Australia. They were built between 1926 and 1930, not long after the Perley Thomas cars. The first car to return to New Orleans was Perley Thomas Car 919. It was taken to the Carrollton Station to be refurbished, renumbered 451, and repainted red. It was followed by Car 924 from Atlanta. Its new number became 450. Next were the streetcars that came from Melbourne via Oregon. The first was No. 452 and the second 454. That’s the number on the streetcar in your photograph. It’s interesting to note that Number 453 was skipped because the antique J.G. Brill Company semi-convertible streetcar of that number was still in existence. It was the streetcar that stood for a time in the French Market and in front

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of the Old U. S. Mint and was identified as the “Streetcar Named Desire.” When the new red streetcars were ready, Car 450 was taken on a trial run. With great difficulty and skill, all the cars were transported to the riverfront for the

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Playing ‘chicken’ with the Feds hen Aaron Broussard was a teenager, a popular pastime for guys was playing “chicken.” The game was simple, if idiotic, enough: two guys would drive cars toward each other at high speeds and see which one chickened out at the last minute, thereby avoiding a head-on collision. A good rule of thumb was never play chicken against a guy driving a sherman tank. I don’t know if Broussard ever played chicken as a teen, but he appears to be playing it now with federal prosecutors, who clearly are driving a sherman tank. Broussard appears to be driving a Yugo, but I’m not sure he realizes it. Metaphors aside, little else explains Broussard’s refusal to make a deal with the feds, who have him squarely in their sights. Federal prosecutors filed a second superseding indictment against him and his one-time parish attorney Tom Wilkinson on July 27, charging each with more than 20 felony counts. Broussard faces five additional counts of bribery. The corruption charges against Broussard and Wilkinson include conspiracy,

theft and fraud, many of them stemming from an alleged payroll fraud scheme involving Broussard’s ex-wife, Karen Parker, who pleaded guilty to a single count in January. Parker is expected to testify against Broussard and Wilkinson when they go to trial oct. 1. In addition to Parker’s testimony, there’s a mile-long paper trail attesting to the fact that she wasn’t anywhere near qualified for the paralegal supervisor job that Broussard, Wilkinson and an unnamed parish official concocted for her after Broussard won the parish presidency in 2003. Also expected to testify are Broussard’s former top aide, Tim Whitmer, who pleaded guilty to a single count of misprision of a felony in March, and Bill Mack, the owner of First Communications Co. in Kenner, who was Broussard’s alleged briber. Mack pleaded not guilty last week to conspiracy to commit bribery, but he is expected to change his plea to guilty — possibly to a lesser charge in exchange for testimony against Broussard. The latest round of charges alleges that Mack paid Broussard $66,000 over a period of nearly four years in exchange

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urren$y doesn’t appear tired or stoned. He talks like he’s doing it on command while in and out of a weed nap. But the New Orleans MC has likely been awake and working longer than anyone in the room. He’s been in town just a few days after a weeklong promotional circus in New York. “I was tied up,” he says. “But it’s cool. We got a studio down here, so I’ll make up for it.” Right — because Curren$y can’t go anywhere for any amount of time without recording something, or someone, and adding it to a prolific catalog that would make mid-2000s era Lil Wayne do a spit take. Curren$y released The Stoned Immaculate (Warner Bros.), his official major label debut, on June 5 to critical acclaim. It debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. He was quick to drop another. Just a month later, he released Cigarette Boats, a five-track EP, as a free download. In 2011, he released two full-length albums. He’s on par so far in 2012, and there’s more to come. In his brief career, Curren$y has released five full-length albums and more than a dozen mixtapes (though some are more like albums, with solid production rather than recycled beats). Then there are EPs, collaborations, singles, and guest spots on tracks with members of his Jet Life Recordings roster (The JETS) and simpatico MCs down with the namesake acronym (“Just Enjoy This Shit”). In the back office of New Orleans Street Customs Motors on Chef Menteur Highway, Curren$y hops on a counter and props his clean pair of Nike Air Jordans on a chair. Curren$y —wearing a gold chain, orange snapback, camouflage cargo shorts and a black Billionaire Boys Club crewneck — doesn’t need any work done on his fleet,

TALK ABOUT: WHATEVER I DID.” at least not today. (He added some new rims on a Ferrari a week ago.) “This time is cool — 2012, the 2000s, the ’90s and all that was awesome, but I kind of feel like I was supposed to be an adult in the ’70s. Late ’70s,” he says. “I feel like I would’ve killed it, or possibly have been killed, because I was way too killing it.” You can see what he means — the artwork on his latest LP features bold disco fonts, and the cars he admires are all of a certain vintage. His beats are slow, but not syrupy, and he has a soft spot for The Doors, particularly Jim Morrison. “I always want to sound like how a Crown Royal bag looks. There’s a time period and everything with that. There’s sounds in the beats and shit you’re gonna hear like that. It might be the drums from ‘Superfly.’ It might be like, ‘That sounds like the guitar from Hawaii Five-0.’ Anything that’s gonna make me feel like that.” On The Stoned Immaculate’s opening track “What It Look Like,” a dreamy harp leads an orchestra as if a door opened to his ’70sinspired kingpin mansion. Curren$y’s laid back, near-monotone rhymes are punctuated by puffs, and his all-white leather palace fills with smoke — the orchestral strings start to bend, and by the time the beat kicks in the up-tempo “Take You There,” the album lifts off into near-G-funk space symphony complete with throwback horns and big choruses. The album is peppered with “studio” quality production, from mega-producer Pharrell’s ghost gospel “Chasin’ Papers” to fellow kush connoisseur Wiz Khalifa, who jumps on “No Squares” and “Jet Life.” The album begins as a decadent party and ends a faded all-nighter, with Curren$y delivering his mission statement on closing track “Jet Life.” Big K.R.I.T. whispers the mantra (“Jet

Life to the next life”) over the chorus and a skittering interstellar beat with delayed guitars. Curren$y’s dedicated low-key persona is a far cry from his credentials-listing street rap from a decade ago. On the 2005 track “Shovlin’ Snow” with Cash Money honcho Birdman and Lil Wayne, Curren$y raps, “How you gonna go ahead and tell me about me. Curren$y been the G since way back in the G. Back when PNC made ‘Pump the Party,’ and Soulja Slim laced up his first pair of Rees.” In his showboating verse, Curren$y namedrops both New Orleans rap legends PartnersN-Crime (PNC) and the late Soulja Slim, who was killed in 2003. Now, the rapper has perfected day-in-thelife wordplay, mostly involving women, cars, shoes, video games, weed, his friends and their stories. The same applies to those following the JETS Code. “The only thing we talked about is what happened yesterday. If I write a song today, it’s gonna be about what I did yesterday. That’s all I talk about: whatever I did,” he says. “People like that, and people want to become successful just by being themselves.” Curren$y, born Shante Franklin, wrote his first rap, a story about Dennis the Menace and Mr. Wilson, in elementary school. (“I think I ultimately killed him,” he says, laughing. “I was like in the f—ing third grade.”) He didn’t write again until his senior year of high school, where he jotted down a rap with a friend whom he was sure would go pro. Curren$y’s older brother, rapper Mr. Marcelo, released the acclaimed Brick Livin’ in 2000 on legendary New Orleans label No Limit Records. “I didn’t take (rapping) seriously,” he says. “I was like, ‘I can’t do this. What do I naturally have? PAGE 20

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I can write songs, I can write raps.’ I always knew people — Marcelo already had a thing going with No Limit and shit. I just never said out loud that I wanted to rap. Had I said that earlier then I would’ve been cool. … I was in that the whole time. I didn’t have to run around with demos or do battles, try and win my position in the game. It was just like, ‘You can rap?’ And it just so happened it was decent. Even if it would’ve been terrible it probably would’ve been all right. ‘Oh, it’s just f— ing Curren$y.’” He joined the lineup on Marcelo’s Tuff Guy Entertainment, which collapsed when its business partner Doe Doe was murdered in 2001. Longtime friend C-Murder, who would drive Curren$y to school and take him shopping for Jordans on weekends, picked him up for his TRU Records label. That deal fell apart when C-Murder was prosecuted for murder in 2002. He then caught the attention of No Limit — that’s Curren$y swinging arms in an uncharacteristic XL white T-shirt in the 504 Boyz video “Get Back” from 2002. As Lil Wayne prepped his Young Money Entertainment (later home to centerpiece stars Drake and Nicki Minaj), Wayne tapped Curren$y to join the roster. In 2006, Curren$y had a minor hit with “Where Da Cash At,” which appeared on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 2 mixtape, released amid that rapper’s acclaimed streak of “mixtape” releases. The single hit Billboard (though on the low end on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, at No. 73). Curren$y grew restless, bouncing from label to label with no album of his own in anyone’s plans. He went independent in 2007, releasing mixtape

after mixtape, including 2009’s acclaimed This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files, and he cracked into XXL’s coveted “freshmen” issue, the hip-hop magazine’s annual kingmaking list. (Also on that year’s freshman list: current rap radio staples B.o.B. and Kid Cudi.) In 2010, Curren$y inked a deal with former Roc-A-Fella Records mogul Damon Dash through his BluRoc Records, distributed by Def Jam, which released Pilot Talk — making it his first “studio” album, released to critical acclaim. The album was produced nearly exclusively by Curren$y regular Ski Beatz, who overdubbed tracks with live instruments and a full psychedelic soul band, fleshing out Curren$y’s hazy visions of “fuzzy herb trees” and “money, bitches, Testarossas, viva, clink a few mimosas.” It also gave proper introduction to his war chest of signature catchphrases, namely “eah” (as in “Yeah,” without the “Y”), and his love for things with four wheels or wings (the album art features three jets circling a green-lensed cartoon view of a swirling New Orleans cityscape). Curren$y showed off his recruiting skills — not just a sampling of soon-to-be Jet Lifers, but heavyweights like Snoop Dogg and Mos Def drop verses on the album. Its follow-up Pilot Talk 2, also released in 2010, is similarly heavy on the horns and psychedelic guitars. Last year, he inked a deal with Warner Bros., which distributed his independent album Weekend at Burnie’s, and backed and released his first “official” major label debut, The Stoned Immaculate. “You can be mainstream, you can be under-

ground — as long as you don’t get caught up. It’s attractive. It’s way cooler to not be in the mix,” he says. “A slow burn is better. That pop — I say that about a lot of shit. It pops — it pops! — that means it’s not there, like a bubble, like, ‘Yeah, we about to blow up, we about to pop,’ pop. “All right, now there’s nothing to talk about. There it went. I don’t want to do that. That’s not what I want to do.” Curren$y avoids fanfare and commercial blasts before and after album releases. (He told Complex magazine earlier this year, “I don’t want f— ing airplanes flying with banners because I did something.”) Instead he celebrates his whole catalog, past, present and future — and the future is booked solid. In the pipeline: a live album with Wiz Khalifa, Live in Concert (out Aug. 9); follow-ups to Pilot Talk and Covert Coup, another Jets crew album; a project with Big K.R.I.T.; and whatever else creeps onto his schedule. He’s also shooting videos for every track on The Stoned Immaculate, having already released four videos; a fifth, for “Armoire,” is forthcoming. The five tracks on Cigarette Boats will be a short, five-part film. It’s guaranteed none of these tracks will play on rap radio or on MTV. Curren$y is kind of planning they don’t. “People always ask me about oversaturation, like if I’m concerned because I put out too much stuff, that people get tired of it,” he says. “That could kill you if what you’re doing is not real. What happens is, people get on with the unreal, a gimmick situation. The system eats that shit up, as far PAGE 23

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Under his Jet Life Recordings umbrella, he’s planning a weekly event at House of Blues, where he celebrated the release of The Stoned Immaculate on July 4. The “Jet Lounge” series kicks off every Wednesday beginning this month. The event is meant to mimic some of the organized hiphop showcases in New York that helped break Curren$y. He wants to bring that level of exposure to New Orleans artists. “This is how it’s supposed to be,” he says. “We will have shown

a group of people that think like us, at home, in this city, that they’re going to be able to pull it off. Because it looks weird — I left No Limit, I left Cash Money. To lose everything, then get it back. That means whatever you want to do you can probably pull it off because I just did the crazy shit. If all you talking about is doing this, go do it. Because I just, like, did it the worst way. … “I could be telling you, ‘You don’t have to play this game. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. It don’t have to be like that.’ But if I’m not proving that, I’m standing against that and I’m living just as well as the people who are playing the bullshit game, then I’m just an empty wagon. I got to prove it.” Current Jet Life artists include Young Roddy, Trademark da Skydiver, Street Wiz, Smoke DZA, Mikey Rocks (of The Cool Kids), Nesby Phips, Corner Boy P, and the former No Limit star and velvet baritone Fiend. In 2011, Curren$y released Jet World Order, a sampler of his Jet Life roster and its stable of producers, namely New Orleans’ Monsta Beatz, the duo (Dee-Low and Jean Laphare) behind much of the Curren$y catalog. “I’m a pretty good judge of character. I’m not in the company of people I shouldn’t be,” he says. “They have ideas, I have ideas, and when you feel safe around a like-minded person, you’re going to do whatever you can do for them. That’s what I’ve always been able to flow off of, just the fact that I try to be what I am.”

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group of elementary school students is making administrators rethink their policies in the New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD). “The Rethinkers,” a group of almost 50 youths from across New Orleans, propose changes to RSD schools, and for the past seven years the goup has seen some success getting those changes implemented. Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools (Rethink) began in 2006. The nonprofit group hosts a six-week summer program for middle schoolers and has clubs in six schools in the RSD. One of the group’s first summer projects raised several eyebrows, says Rethink Executive Director Thena Robinson-Mock. In 2007, the Rethinkers decided to fight against “sporks,” a combination spoon-fork plastic utensil commonly used in cafeterias. To adults sporks seemed a


miniscule part of school cafeterias’ larger problems, but the students were adamant. “It’s not about [adults] making services better for kids, it’s about involving [kids] in the decision-making process,” Robinson-Mock says. “And if there’s one area that kids know about, it is the school environment.” To the children, the plastic sporks, which they said aren’t effective as either a fork or a spoon, represented the administrations’ lack of respect for their students. The students felt the sporks were a slap to their dignity and made them feel inferior to kids at schools that had real utensils. The Rethinkers campaigned to remove sporks from the lunchroom at schools throughout the RSD. Several schools did replace the hybrid utensil with plastic forks and knives. Seeing that their outreach was actually having an effect, the Rethinkers then decided to take on a bigger and more complicated task: reforming the food and atmosphere of the lunchroom. The group began by surveying and interviewing students, teachers and administrators at RSD schools, asking what the problems were at their schools and how they would like to fix the system. After compiling all the information (with the help of Tulane University’s Research Department), the Rethinkers found overwhelming dissatisfaction with many RSD school cafeterias — and the sentiment was expressed by students, teachers and administrators alike. When interviewed for The Weight of the Nation for Kids, an HBO documentary series about obesity, Barbara MacPhee, principal of N.O. Charter Science and Mathematics High School, was asked if she enjoyed the cafeteria food at her school. “I do not,” she said. “In fact, I very rarely eat there.” The Great Cafeteria Takeover, one of the three parts in the series, focused

on the Rethinkers. “I used to enjoy broccoli, until school lunches started giving canned foods and it tasted horrible,” former Rethinker Domonique Triggs said in the segment. “It ruins your experience with a vegetable. Why would you even want to eat it when you’ve had horrible, horrible broccoli?” The Rethinkers discussed which reforms would be most important, then issued “Twelve Recommendations for School Food and Cafeterias.” Among the group’s suggestions: that schools buy fresh food from local markets instead of using canned and processed foods, that cafeterias present alternatives for vegetarians, that schools plant outdoor vegetable gardens, install hand-washing sinks and cease the punitive policy of “silent lunches.” “We as Rethinkers know that adults will listen to us if we have great ideas and solutions, instead of just complaining,” Rethinker Victoria Carter said. They submitted the recommendations to then-RSD Superintendent Paul Vallas, who agreed to implement 11 of the 12 (he refused their recommendation to replace plastic utensils with metal ones, saying that was a safety issue). The Rethinkers then faced a dilemma: How could they ensure the reforms were implemented? “[The Rethinkers] said early on, ‘If schools grade us, we should be able to grade them,’” Robinson-Mock says. Soon they issued “report cards” measuring each school’s progress in implementing the 12 recommendations. In 2010, two years after the nonprofit group presented the recommendations, the Rethinkers surveyed students, teachers and administrators at six schools to see if those institutions had acted on the suggestions. Rethink then issued each school a letter grade ranging from A+ to F. Some of the statistics were alarming, Robinson-Mock says. At Joseph A. Craig Elementary, for example, 66 percent of students responded that they didn’t eat schoolprovided lunches. Of those, 55 percent reported “not eating anything” at all during lunch. “Many kids are not eating school lunch,” Rethinker Devin Cooper says in one of the report cards. “They don’t think it is good. They are hungry and that’s why they cannot focus on learning.” The Joseph A. Craig Rethinkers suggested short-term solutions including making water available for students at lunch (many schools only provided milk), serving more salads and fruits, and providing condiments for students to season their food. “Our message is not to shame the schools, but to offer concrete solutions,” Robinson-Mock says. In 2011, the second year of Rethink report cards, all but one of the schools had raised their scores. The biggest jump came from Joseph A. Craig Elementary, which went from an F to a B. That school began serving freshly cooked

Rethinkers discuss ways to improve schools in the Recovery School District. PHOTO COURTESY THENA ROBINSON-MOCK

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food and locally harvested produce and seafood, removed sporks and allotted time for students to wash their hands before lunch. This solution-based system has gained momentum in the seven years Rethink New Orleans has been an organization. The segment of of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series that featured the group aired in May. But the Rethinkers think their biggest success was signing an agreement with Aramark, the national corporation that provides cafeteria food to 28 RSD schools, in which the company agreed to serve locally grown produce at least two times a week in all RSD schools. “How many youth groups do you know of that have negotiated a deal with a multinational group and won?” one Rethinker asked a cheering crowd at a news conference to announce the agreement. “RSD and Aramark, one thing you should know: We will hold your feet to the fire to make sure you do everything you promised.” This year Rethink New Orleans included more criteria in its grading system, and subsequently some grades are lower (Joseph A. Craig’s grade for this year is back to an F). The group now also judges schools based on whether the institutions provide a federally-required 30 minutes of fitness classes per day, if it provides healthy food choices at school-sponsored events and more. Rethink also began grading the food-providing companies (including Aramark) and is trying to ban so-called “silent lunches,” usually used as a punishment by teachers, which RobinsonMock says detracts from the “communal nature of food.” The group also is focusing on “Restorative Justice,” a disciplinary system in which students talk out their conflicts with other students or teachers in order to mend relationships instead of being pushed into “the school-to-prison pipeline.” It began with a group of children who wanted to address problems plaguing students in New Orleans’ public school system and has become a vehicle for change — from the mouths of babes.


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inspire him or her — and won’t get lost in a crowd. • Flash drives with flash — Flash drives are an academic essential these days, allowing students to carry work to and from school on a simple, compact tool. Not only are flash drives useful, they also come in fun designs. This year you can buy flash drives shaped like characters from the The Simpsons and Family Guy TV shows, the Angry Birds game, and even sports cars designs featuring Lamborghini, Mini Cooper and Aston Martin. • Core tools — Designs that blend fun and function rule the scene for 2012. For examples, students can make school work sweeter with novelty-shaped fruit and cupcake tape dispensers and memo books. Kids can show off their wild side with stylish zebra and cheetah prints found on basic tools like staplers, clipboards and magnetic clips. Economic notes: At Office Depot stores nationwide, if you name a school you want to support at checkout, the company will donate 5 percent of your purchase to that school.

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Fini co-owners Kendall Jenkins (left) and Monique Bonnaffons repose in their boutique, which features airbrush tanning and makeup in addition to clothing. PHOTO BY CHerYL GerBer

artist for 10 years. Jenkins first met Bonnaffons when the store had a different name and direction: Maison du Soleil. “I was always going in for my airbrush tans, and then we went into business together after getting to know each other,” Jenkins says. After joining forces, the women renamed the store and reenvisioned its concept. Though some things have changed (the shelves of Stila cosmetics are new), others have stayed the same: Bonnaffon’s chocolate-brown teacup poodle Amelia still snoozes on her little bed under the cash register, emitting the occasional snore and getting up to greet favorite customers. Overall, the store’s vibe is cozy but sophisticated, relaxed but efficient. “Here you can get your make-up done, get a healthy, glowing tan and leave in the perfect outfit,” Jenkins adds. “You will leave fini.”


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PiPPen Lane (2929 Magazine St., 269-0106; holds its annual spring and summer clearance sale. Selected items are up to 60 percent off.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, WHOLe FOOdS MarKet (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; donates 5 percent of net sales to GrOW dat YOutH FarM (, an organization that develops young leaders by teaching them to grow food. Now through Aug. 31, all home decor items at OBJetS trOuVeS (3956 Magazine St. 8975066) are 30 to 50 percent off. JC PenneY styling salons (Oakwood Shopping Center, 197 Westbank expwy., Gretna. 2272112; Northshore Square, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, 985-643-4990; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-9880; offer free haircuts for kids now through Aug. 31.

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ucked just off Harrison Avenue, there’s an unassuming little house, complete with a front porch, that could easily pass for a private residence. Inside, though, racks of colorful designer clothing, baubles hung in ornate picture frames and an array of cosmetics fill the airy space. The atmosphere is what shoppers would expect from a Magazine Street boutique — except Fini (6250 Gen. Diaz St., 304-0633; www.finiboutique. com) is in Lakeview. Co-owners Monique Bonnaffons and Kendall Jenkins wanted to bring more clothing options to the Lakeview area, so residents who didn’t have time to dash across town to a mall or shopping district would still have easy access to one-of-akind pieces by local and national designers. “It’s stressful to deal with the hassle of the mall,” Bonnaffons says. The store carries labels like Level 99 Denim, Show Me Your Mumu and Fluxus, as well as accessories like jewelry, hair ties and rain boots. “We usually order one run of an item, and when it’s gone, it’s gone,” Bonnafons says. “Our regulars know to shop often so they can get a unique piece that they can’t get anywhere else in town.” It also stocks crystal-embellished handbags by local designer Paula Vizzini Lowe, who will show her collection at a trunk show at Fini Monday, Aug. 30. “We really put a lot of value on local designers and pieces made in America,” Bonnaffons says. The store is a one-stop shop when it comes to getting ready for a night out: women can pick up a new outfit, get an airbrush tan and a makeover all under one roof. A former employee of MAC Cosmetics, Jenkins has been a makeup


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Isaac and Amanda Toups serve hearty meals at Toups’ Meatery. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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ork in the right fine-dining kitchens and you learn the precision and restraint to amplify the qualities great products have to offer. Grow up in the right Cajun household, and you learn the rough-and-tumble aspects of rustic cooking, with its alchemic need to wring maximum reward from lower-born staples. Combine those two realms and you end up with Toups’ Meatery, a new contemporary Cajun restaurant near City Park. For a crash course in what chef Isaac Toups and his crew have been up to, order the lamb neck. It stands on the menu as a challenge (“neck” is a word in need of a culinary euphemism) and it arrives at the table as an anatomy lesson, a Jenga-like stack of vertebrae shedding strips and peels of meat between lustrous seams of melted marrow. But it wasn’t just ladled from the braising pot. Minty chow chow crowns the top, black-eyed pea salad moats the bottom and the overall experience sticks as fast to your flavor memory as it does to your ribs. Toups worked at Emeril Lagasse’s local restaurants and the now-closed Cuvee for a hitch. He’s originally from Rayne, a small Cajun prairie town best known for its annual frog festival. Much of his menu traces back to his family’s meals while bringing in fine-dining bona fides, and it all provides welcome relief from the Cajun cliches that prevail even in restaurants around Acadiana. Diners can spread a luscious disk of foie gras with jam, but

also pass around baskets of fried sweet peppers stuffed with Honduran cheese and herbs. The steak is tri-tip, a lean, inexpensive part of the sirloin, aggressively seasoned and dosed with frothy hollandaise. And while duck legs usually get the confit treatment, here that’s applied to their poorer cousin, chicken thighs, served tawny and taut over beans and greens. The few seafood dishes seem just along for the ride, a hedge for customers not interested in the chef’s real specialty, which is, unambiguously, meat. The restaurant exists to serve roasted half duck in citrusy jus, plump meatballs covered not with red gravy but a ginger and lemongrass barbecue sauce, and the doublecut pork chop big enough to produce gasps, though so juicy and smoky you’ll somehow finish it. The large, always-changing charcuterie boards feature regional players like boudin and head cheese, but the selection can range from sliced lamb tongue to rillons, a sticky, syrupy pile of candied pork belly. The only dessert is doberge cake, the New Orleans classic. There are specialty cocktails (including a few served by the carafe) and a smart wine selection that could use more by-theglass options. It’s as feasible to enjoy cocktails and courses as it is to get a take-out bag of cracklings with a go-cup of draft beer from the bar. But when you combine traditions like Toups’ does, the options are bound to multiply.

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With its close proximity to the Pacific, diverse topography and varied microclimates, California’s Central Coast offers grapevines warm, sunny days to encourage even ripening and cool ocean breezes and late evening fog to extend the long growing season. After vinification, a third of this medium-bodied wine aged on toasted French staves for three months while 5 percent matured on American oak staves for the same period, adding complexity and texture to its character. In the glass, it exudes aromas of red and black berries, a hint of kirsch, cocoa and spice notes. On the palate, taste cherry, rhubarb and raspberry with some savory herbal undertones and even tannins on the finish. Open 30 minutes before serving for best results. Enjoy it with roast quail or chicken, duck confit, beef short ribs, grilled tuna, broiled salmon and a variety of cheeses. Buy it at: Cost Plus World Markets.

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like a different country. Different languages, different architecture, different clothes and different food too,” says Arvinder Vilkhu, who runs Saffron NOLA with his wife Pardeep. “So our mission with these brunches is to capture one region at a time.” The next such brunch is scheduled Aug. 12 and will feature the cuisine of Kerala, the southernmost state along India’s western coast. At least a half-dozen salads and hot dishes will be served buffet-style, and the savory pancakes and fermented crepes of the region will be prepared to order. Vilkhu describes the cooking of Kerala as milder and lighter than the Indian food most people eat. Much of the oomph, he explains, comes from garnishes like pickled shrimp, eggplant and other vegetables. Coconuts flourish in Kerala and during its brunch, Saffron NOLA will mix martinis with coconut water and curry leaf. The restaurant has a full bar. Reservations are required and seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. The brunch series continues in September with Telugu cuisine from the Andhra region in southeastern India, which blends Muslim and Hindu influences. In October, as the weather cools, Saffron NOLA will serve the heartier street food of Punjab, the northern region that is also Vilkhu’s homeland. For menus and specific dates for these brunches, check for updates at

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n 1970, Wade Rathke founded ACORN, which grew into one of America’s largest community organizing groups. He left the group in 2008, before its controversial disbanding in 2010. Today, he is still chief organizer for ACORN International, which remains active in 14 countries. Last fall, he bought Fair Grinds Coffeehouse (3133 Ponce de Leon St., 913-9072; The shop serves only fair trade coffee and the business is now operated as a low-profit limited liability company (or L3C). As a “social enterprise venture” it directs a portion of its revenues to community organizing in coffee-producing countries.

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Why is serving fair trade coffee important to you? Rathke: Coffee is a hand-produced crop. There’s no way to operate it in a mechanical fashion for the best beans. So you have a family planting coffee on five or six acres and then as part of a cooperative they try to get the best price. Fair trade guarantees (growers) that if they do it organically they’ll get a better price for it. Then you’re not at the point of exploiting a bunch of sharecroppers, and you can enjoy your coffee without worrying about that. Is it hard to get fair trade coffee here? R: We get it straight from the Port of New Orleans every week, roast it here in New Orleans and serve it to you the same week. If we get more shops and roasters interested, then we can bring in more. We just want to gently push back on the market system, get more of it shipping straight here and try to change things with the way we do our business. Do you think the coffeehouse’s role as a meeting place has changed in this age of social media and online petitions? R: The rise of social media is about weak links, that seventh degree of separation. What a coffeehouse does now is take these weak links and give you a place to make them stronger. People organize online now, but then they get to the point where they want to meet and we make that space available. It took me a while to learn how the espresso machine here works, but I know about community organizing and we create a space for it here. — IAN MCNuLTY

Lounge (8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; and Iris (321 N. Peters St., 299-3944; www.irisneworleans. com), where the dinner special is just $25 (note that Iris is closed through Aug. 15). See the full list of restaurants and their COOLinary menus at

Cooking for the seafood crown

The restaurant professionals who gather at the annual Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO no doubt hope to take away some new business leads or culinary ideas from their visit. For a select group of 16 of them, however, there also is the matter of bringing home the crown of “King or Queen of American Seafood.” The Great American Seafood Cook-Off ( is held in conjunction with the EXPO, Aug. 11-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The EXPO itself is an industry event, not open to the public, but the cookoff is open to all (11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in Hall J).

Louisiana is represented by Keith Frentz of the Northshore restaurant Lola (517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, 985-892-4992; In May, Frentz won the annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, which is essentially the local qualifying round to advance to the Great American Seafood Cook-Off. As for the rest of the competition, each year governors around the country are invited to pick the chef to represent their state. This helps explain why North Carolina and Tennessee are represented by chefs from their governors’ mansions this year. Other chef contestants come from restaurants in states as far away as Hawaii and Alaska. Alabama is represented by Chris Hastings, of Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club, who won the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Southeast award earlier this year. Cookoff spectators are treated to seafood samples and snacks from event sponsors during the event. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 in advance at local Whole Foods Market stores (

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Cochon 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123 An Asian touch of chili-garlic aioli tops fried chunks of gator.

Dat Dog 5030 Freret St., 899-6883 A fat link of alligator sausage fills a bun along with elaborate toppings.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047 Alligator sausage and turkey combine in a unique gumbo.



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“In the past decade, a new breed of chef has turned cooking into a kind of game of avant-garde one-upmanship, introducing oddball preparations and techniques — a little liquid nitrogen, anyone? — to create dishes that are as much science experiments or artistic statements as they are plates of food. At the same time, there’s been a growing emphasis on rustic, earthy flavors.” — Charles Passy, of The Wall Street Journal, in a story explaining a new trend that sees some fine-dining chefs incorporating ash in their dishes.

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One of the city’s great dining deals is now underway. From now until the end of August, dozens of local restaurants are participating in the city’s COOLinary promotion (www.coolinaryneworleans. com), with two- or three-course lunches for $20 or less and three-course dinners for $35 or less. The annual event is organized by the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. The idea is to help fill dining rooms during the summer lull in tourism and convention business. The 58 participating restaurants make this year COOLinary’s biggest yet. The options range from old-line restaurants, including Antoine’s (713 St. Louis St., 581-4422;, to some of the newest, like Criollo (214 Royal St., 681-4444; inside the Hotel Monteleone. There also are some out-of-the-ordinary venues. The Bourbon Street nightclub Bourbon Heat (711 Bourbon St., 324-4669; has a kitchen that serves dishes like catfish Lafayette and Breaux Bridge blackened chicken. The list of restaurants also includes Brigtsen’s Restaurant (723 Dante St., 861-7610;, GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 581-3467;, One Restaurant &

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


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CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; — 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. $


O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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 bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 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. $$

BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 488-7357; — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; — 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; — 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., 3010938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www. — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S BBQ GRILL — 4200 Magazine St., 301-2755; — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louisstyle pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The chochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue


CaFe ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 525-8045; www. — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www. — 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; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slow-braised 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

PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; — 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 accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

CONteMPORaRY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www. — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$


MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; — 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; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slowroasted 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. — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes panseared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www. — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

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



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. $$

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; 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. $

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CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with Thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; — This family-style eatery has changed little since open-

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. — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE ChIbA — 8312 Oak St., 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ 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.

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MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$




MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKhOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; — 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.






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

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


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WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 2673263; — 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. $$

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K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; — 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. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country

andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 9492889; the-green-burrito-nola — The steak burrito features Cajunspiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www. — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855; www.

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Home of the Original Seafood Muffuletta — 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. $. $


KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — 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. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — 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

Guests enjoy outdoor dining at O’Henrys (634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840;

new Banquet rOOM availaBle 3939 Veterans • 885-3416 (between Cleary Ave & Clearview) Mon-Tues 11-3 • Wed-Thurs 11-7:30 Fri 11-8:30 • Sat 11-8:00


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., 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $





starting from $5.50

LUNCH:sun-fri 11am-2:30pm DINNER: mon-thurs 5pm-10pm fri 5pm-10:30pm SATURDAY 3:30pm-10:30pm SUNDAY 12 noon-10:30pm 1403 st. charles ave. new orleans 504.410.9997 security guard on duty

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., 5223107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. page 43


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ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $




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page 41 There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and CreoleItalian 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. — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD 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. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; housemade bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — The menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051

Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Shanghai grilled Shrimp or ChiCken Salad — Grilled shrimp or chicken with romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, edamame and honey roasted pecans in chef’s sesame vinaigrette dressing. Served with sesame wheat noodles. Beef Chow fen noodle — Marinated beef with fen noodle and Chinese vegetables aSparaguS Sautéed with ChiCken — In brown or garlic sauce fried Bean Curd in teriyaki SauCe — Teriyaki sauce with black mushrooms, peas and carrots Stuffed ChineSe eggplant — Chinese eggplant stuffed with pork and shrimp with chef’s special sauce

THAI SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; — 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. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266; www.cafeminh. com— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

3605 South Carrollton ave · reServationS / take-out 482-3935 · www.fivehappineSS.Com mon-thurS 11am-10pm · fri & Sat 11am-11pm · Sun 11am-10pm

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FRESH MAINE 1.5 lb. LOBSTER with salad & side. $35

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new orleanS’ only bagel Shop Bagels made from scratch daily on premises in the traditional style. 3138 magazine St (Enter on 9th Street) • 504.309.7557 open daily 7am-3pm See full menu at:

LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — The cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Happy100th Birthday, Julia!

PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


This iconic woman, who taught us how to cook French, was Celebrated at Bayona in 1992. Julia Child inspired dishes prepared by our Celebrated woman in the kitchen, Chef Susan Spicer.

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



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Sample a variety of craft and specialty beers from around the world.


PLUS LIVE CAMEL & OSTRICH RACING! Saturday, August 18th Fair Grounds Clubhouse Advanced Purchase: $30 General Admission Tickets On Sale Now at 5pm-9pm $35 General Admission 4pm-9pm $60 VIP Admission

Must be 21 to attend. *Admission allows access to all racing activities.




All race times are approximate and subject to change.


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Deux Thumbs Up French films screen at The Prytania Theatre. By Will Coviello


titillating scenes of carefree indulgence to mature framing of longing and loss. (Beloved shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and noon Wednesday, Aug. 15.) Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux a la Reine) deals with a more frightful kind of loss. Benoit Jacquot’s period drama imagines the creeping panic at Versailles in the chambers of Marie Antoinette and her many servants as the French revolutionaries storm the Bastille and circulate a pamphlet of the 286 heads they want to claim at the guillotine. Based on the novel by Chantal Thomas, the story focuses on Sidonie Laborde (Lea Seydoux), who attends to the extremely demanding and fickle queen (Diane Kruger). Marie Antoinette is alternately benignly self-absorbed and ruthless and arrogant. Sidonie is a mysterious character caught up in the calculations the servants make about whether to hang on to the coattails of a flailing monarchy or flee to the ranks of the proletariat. But no one is forced to face as hard a proposition as Sidonie. The revolution looming at the gates keeps it tense, and the perversity of the queen under pressure is wickedly compelling. (Farewell, My Queen shows at 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Monday.) Other festival films this week include A Burning Hot Summer (Un Ete Erulant), which seems mistitled. Like Beloved (which also features Garrel), it is about relationships that lose their passion, but here it happens in the span of a summer. A small group of stylish and pretty friends, including both talented and untalented aspiring painters and actors, spend the summer together in Rome, and they variously fall in and out of love. They seem more concerned with their prevailing feelings of disappointment and abandonment and the film staggers into melodrama.

(A Burning Hot Summer shows Milos Forman, Catherine at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.) Other films Deneuve and Chiara include Delicacy (La Delicatesse), Mastroianni star in Beloved. a romantic comedy about an improbable couple, the 1945 French New Orleans classic Children of Paradise AUg French Film Festival (Les Enfants du Paradise) and a remake of Marcel Pagnol’s The THRU Prytania Theatre Well-Digger’s Daughter (La Fille AUg 5339 Prytania St. du Puisatier). 891-2787 The festival also usually includes a classic American film. The 1957 musical Funny Face Tickets $11 per ffi ilm, stars Audrey Hepburn and Fred $10 New Orleans Astaire, and much of it is set in the fashion world of Paris. (Funny Film Society Face shows at 10 a.m. Sunday members; $5.75 for and Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 15.) Funny Face The festival is presented by the New Orleans Film Society and the Consulate General of France in New Orleans. When the festival began 15 years ago, the consulate was able to screen showcases of French films not distributed in the United States. As distribution has changed, the film society now curates films in the festival. The festival also includes classic films, offering audiences the chance to see them on a big screen.



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ven though Catherine Deneuve is her mother in real life and in the film, Chiara Mastroianni gets an awkward surprise and cringes when she walks in on her naked mother and naked Milos Forman, as her father, using her apartment for a romantic rendezvous in Beloved, one of the highlights of the New Orleans French Film Festival (Aug. 10-16). Beloved (Les Bien-Aimes) was the closing night film at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and it’s a mature and entertaining story about a mother’s and daughter’s various relationships over time. The French Film Festival lineup includes several recent French dramas as well as the crime thriller Sleepless Night and the 1957 American classic Funny Face. All films are subtitled in English except Funny Face. Beloved is a story of unconventional relationships and imbalance, as all the couples have one partner more smitten than the other. It begins in Paris in 1964 as the young, alluring and free-spirited Madeleine stumbles almost innocently into prostitution as a side job to pay for the stylish clothes she covets. She falls for Jaromil, a Czech doctor who sought her services, and reluctantly she follows him to Prague, where they have a daughter. When Soviet tanks roll into Czechoslovakia a few years later, Madeleine and her daughter flee back to France. The film then makes several jumps in time and we see Madeleine and Jaromil at different junctures, including in their later years, played by Deneuve and Forman. In Paris in the late 1970s, Madeleine remarries, but Jaromil shows up and they realize there is still love between them. The film again skips ahead and the 30-something Vera (Mastroianni) has a boyfriend (Louis Garrel) but falls for an American. All of the relationships are altered by life-changing events, like the Soviet invasion that compelled Madeleine to part with Jaromil. They cope with change as the initial attractions that brought the couples together fade, and they find new lovers while holding on to past feelings. There are several songs sung by main characters. The film is entertaining and funny, especially in the opening scenes’ shoe fetishism and some of the trysts. But it also is somber about coping with a partner who doesn’t share or reciprocate intense feelings. Director Christophe Honore strikes a good balance and allows the film to segue from




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MUSIC listings



Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Joe Krown, 8:30

Presents the Music of


Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10


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all show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

TUeSDAY 7 Banks Street Bar — Zach seibert, tony italiano & friends, 9 Blue Nile — Cliff Hines & g. maxwell Zemanovic, 10 Bullets Sports Bar — Kermit ruffins, 6 Checkpoint Charlie — smoking nurse, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30 Evangeline II — matt Johnson & Co. Jazz trio, 10

Hi-Ho Lounge — Hellgoat, barghest, Demonic Destruction, 9 House of Blues — big K.r.i.t., tito lopez, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason marsalis, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; Joe bennett, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — beth patterson, 6; pocket aces brass band, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Desiah, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5; Joe Krown, 5 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — andy forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; smokin’ time Jazz band, 10

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Death of self, Quiet Hands, 7 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — soundman presents, 8; gravity a, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — ben De la Cour, 7 Cafe Istanbul — george Cole & eurocana, 8; Cliff Hines & nasimiyu, 10 Candlelight Lounge — treme brass band, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8

Vaso — michael liuzza & Cafe au lait, 5; eric gordon’s lazy boys, 8; street legendz brass band, 11

Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 Cafe Istanbul — michaela Harrison, 8

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jayna morgan & the sazerac sunrise band, 6; Krewe de groove, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — gina forsyth, 10 Old U.S. Mint — meghan swartz, noon Preservation Hall — Joint Chiefs of Jazz feat.frank oxley, 8

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FRIDAYS 5pm The Professor Piano Series featuring 8/31 Joe Krown

8/10 Larry Seiberth 8/17 Tom Worrell


8pm 8/7 Jason Marsalis 8/14 Dwight Fitch Jr. 8/28 Calvin Johnson Quintet


Kipori Woods


Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown


Burlesque Ballroom featuring

Trixie Minx & Romy Kaye SATURDAYS 8pm 8/11 Jaz

Sawyer’s Crescent City All-Stars 8/25 Don Vappie

8pm 8/8 & 15 Grammy Award-winning

Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam presents the music of

Harold Battiste $15 cover 8/29 Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson

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8pm 8/9, 16 & 30


Brass Band Jam featuring 8/25 Déjà

vu Brass Band

8/11 Brass-A-Holics


Columns Hotel — fredy omar, 8

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

Kerry Irish Pub — Chip wilson, 9


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Chickie Wah Wah — bob livingston, 8

d.b.a. — mike Dillon band, 10

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; brint anderson, 6:30



Banks Street Bar — isla nola, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — bob andrews, 9:30

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

Original Tuxedo Jazz Band 8/13 George French Band


Bacchanal — Courtyard Kings, 7

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Kermit ruffins DJ session, 6

8pm 8/6 & 27 Gerald French & the


d.b.a. — walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10

House of Blues (Parish) — protomen, 9; Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11


AllWays Lounge — stacks, redondo beat, 10

Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

The Hookah — elliot luv, 8

Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth

Victory — sombras brilhantes, 8

Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30

8pm 8/5, 12 & 26 Tyler’s

Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum — Victory belles, noon

Three Muses — Kris tokarski, 4:30; Dave bandrowski Quartet, 7



Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 The Inn on Bourbon — Desantis Duo, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Kitsch, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — roman skakun, 5; James rivers movement, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — beth patterson, 3; Captain leo, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — aine o’Doherty, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — alabama slim blues revue, 6; the 30 x 90 blues women, 9:30 Oak — Cristina perez, 9 Old Point Bar — andre bouvier & the royal bohemians, 8 One Eyed Jacks — eastern sea, native america & sharks’ teeth, 9 Preservation Hall — paulin brothers brass band feat. Dwayne paulin, 8

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Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30



Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen st. Jug band, 10

Swizzle Stick Bar — John Jedlan, 4:30

at the playhouse TRUMPET BATTLE featuring KERMIT IRVIN

AUGUST 2012 Calendar

Southport Hall — evans blue, 6

Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com





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Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

Hotel Mazarin — Jerry Christopher, 4:30

Rivershack Tavern — Detective Fish, 8

House of Blues — Kevin Gates, 10

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Lil Wayne Singleton & Same Ol 2 Step, 8:30

Howlin’ Wolf — Jadakiss, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ricky Sebastian, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. Hill & the Jammers, 8:30 Swizzle Stick Bar — John Jedlan, 4:30 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 4:30; Luke Winslow King, 7:30 UNO Lakefront Arena — Jason Mraz, Christina Perri, 7:30

Showcasing Local Music MON 8/6 TUE 8/7 WED 8/8

Papa Grows Funk Rebirth Brass Band

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SAT 8/11

Band of Heathens


TUE 8/7

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Joe Krown Trio Absinthe Minded

feat. Russell Batiste & Walter Wolfman Washington

(504) 866-9359

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — Water Seed, 11



THU 8/9



FRI 8/10



Bar UnCommon — Mike Esnault & Mark Brooks, 5:30




Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7





Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Banks Street Bar — Bills, Unnaturals, 9

Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Chasing Daylight, 10; Cedric Burnside Project, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — Ruby Moon, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Linda Aubert, 5

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Chickie Wah Wah — Gallivan Burwell & His Predatory Drifters, 5; Beth McKee, 8; GooNOLAs, 10:30 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari Trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, 10

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10


Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Justin Peake, Andrew Waters Ensemble, Adam Taylor, 8

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Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6


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


SAT 8/11

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Vaso — Black Dragons Band, 6; Zena Moses & the Rue Fiya All-Stars, 9:30

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Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Killahouse, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Memorials, The Honorable South, Mission Bells, Nasimiyu, 9

Howlin’ Wolf Den — The Crazy 88, 10 The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Larry Sieberth, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland, 5; Joe Bennett, 8 JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon — Michaela Harrison, Todd Duke, 7:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny Burns, 5; Crescent City Celtic Band, 9 Landlubbers Pub & Club — Michael Bacon & the Bayou Blues, 8 Le Bon Temps Roule — Bill Malchow, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — Band of Heathens, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Madam Butterfly, 4; Freddy Omar con su Banda, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — High Ground Drifters, 7; Joe Barbara, 9; Kary Brown, 10

Saturday 11 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — Ford Family Reunion, 11 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Atchafalaya — Atchafalaya All Stars, 11 a.m. Banks Street Bar — Mada & friends, 10 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Total Riot, Archanimals, Outside Lights, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Rebirth Brass Band, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Courtyard Kings, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Dennis Berner, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Testeverde, Beast Modulus, Norco Lapalco, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Circle of Light, 10

Oak — Jayna Morgan, 9

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Techknowledge, Kuthulu Prime, 10

Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Pidgeon Town, 9:30

The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6

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

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Los Hombres Calientes feat. Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, 8

Rivershack Tavern — Scott Schmidt Band, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Roddie Romero & the Hub City AllStars, 9:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Swizzle Stick Bar — Tom Hook, 4:30 Three Muses — Danny Burns, 4; Moonshiners Quartet, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Mia Borders, 10 UNO Lakefront Arena — Mindless Behavior, Jacob Latimore, Lil Twist, 7 Vaso — Big Fun Brass Band, 5; Minute Head Brass Band, 9; 21st Century Brass Band, midnight Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jaz Sawyer’s Crescent City All-Stars, 8; Brass-A-Holics, midnight Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 2; Matt Hoggatt, 5; Joe Bennett, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 5; Rites Of Passage, 9 Landlubbers Pub & Club — Redline’s Shades of Blue, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Flow Tribe, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Carolyn Broussard & Company, 12:30; Kenny Triche, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Kay, 7; Lilli Lewis, 8; Clyde Albert, 9; Fens, 10 Oak — Reed Alleman, 9 Old Point Bar — Jamie St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Tom McDermott & Meschiya Lake, 2


Big K.R.I.T. One Eyed Jacks — Gravity A, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Swing Kings feat. Steve Pistorius, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Pig Pen & the Porkchops, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Kermit Ruffins, Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, 9:30 Rusty Nail — Mia Borders, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jacqui Naylor, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Swizzle Stick Bar — Tom Hook-11, 4:30 Three Muses — Showerama Hot Trio, 6; Scott Meyers’ Os Butata feat. Sasha Masakowski, 9 Tipitina’s — Iguanas, Country Fried, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Vaso — Big Fun Brass Band, 5; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 9; Pocket Aces Brass Band, midnight Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Shannon Powell Band, 9

SuNDaY 12 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Glish, Self Help Tapes, No Clouds, 2 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3

Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Cafe Rani — Courtyard Kings, 11 a.m. Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6 Dragon’s Den — Truth, Gumbolt, Rus, Unicorn Fukr, Mr. Cool Bad Guy, 9 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Starring, Beast Modulus, Wymyns Prysyn, Microshards, 9 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Ken Swartz & the Palace of Sin, 3 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8 Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar — Gypsy elise & the Royal Blues, noon

Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar — Kermit Ruffins, 6 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 8 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. Maple Leaf Bar — Absinthe Minded, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Riccardo Crespo, 4; Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, 8:30; Kevin Clark & Matt Lemmler, 11:30 Old Point Bar — Picked Clean, 3:30 One Eyed Jacks — The Drive tour feat. College, Anoraak, electric Youth, 9 Preservation Hall — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Lars edegran, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Paul Varisco & the Milestones, 5 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jesse Boyd Trio, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Pelicanpalooza feat. Chee-Weez, 5 Finger Discount, Weathered, Topcats, 1 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Rapahel Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Gregory Agid, 8 Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Triage — Gypsy elise & the Royal Blues, 6 Vaso — Magnitude Band, 7; Street Legendz Brass Band, 10; Mario’s Jam Session, 1 a.m.

MoNDaY 13 AllWays Lounge — Salt Wives, 9 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — N’awlins Johnnys, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 Bootleggers Bar and Grille — Patrick Cooper, 9 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8

Between the singles, mixtapes, guest spots, remixes, intentional leaks and calculated delays, by the time a hyped MC gets around to issuing an official debut, it often slots incongruously in the middle of their oeuvre. Meridian, Miss.’s Justin Scott, the incredible hulk known as Big K.R.I.T., has been riding a wave of genuflecting press, ear-searing word of mouth and derrickdrawn creative juice for more than two years now. His first mixtape, 2010 gait-keeper K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, 9 p.m. Tuesday got him signed to Def Jam; his aug second, last year’s Return of 07 House of Blues 4Eva, took Southern rap on an 225 Decatur St. air-conditioned joy ride down 310-4999 memory lane, packing a clown-car Cadillac with a trunk full of subwoofers, fellow ’90s nostalgic Curren$y riding shotgun and OutKast, Goodie Mob, Ludacris, UGK, Scarface and dozens more drawlers piled in back. The wheels of steel don’t quite come to a screeching halt on June release Live from the Underground — the LP’s retro beats and universalistic rhymes lack the greasy mystery of its immediate forebears, its noise maybe a little too organized — but followers of this saga could be forgiven for expecting more def jams like the hydraulic G-Funk single “I Got This” and the pianissimo “If I Fall” (which recalls Tupac feeling Hornsby), and less bereft reps like “Cool 2 Be Southern” and the title track. After two murderous preludes, a merely average debut from a talent like K.R.I.T. feels like petty theft. Casey Veggies and Big Sant open. Tickets $20, $60 balcony seating. — NOAH BONAPARTe PAIS Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8; Abigail Williams, Vesica Pescis, Serpentis, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — George French Band, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Brint Anderson, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar — Kermit Ruffins, 6 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny Burns, 8

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6; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Uke Joint, 7; Old North State, 9 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Players feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10

Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Washboard Rodeo, 7 Vaso — Claude Bryant & the Allstar Reggae Band, 6; Terry Gibson Jr. & the Moments of Truth, 10

claSSIcal/ coNcERtS First Grace United Methodist Church — 3401 Canal St., 488-0856 — Sun: Deborah Ann evans benefit concert for Hagar’s House, 5 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church — 631 State St., 891-4479; www. — Sun: Irving Berlin celebration concert feat. Sarah Jane McMahon, Jesse Reeks, Taylor Miller, 3 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 5220276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Sun: Jones Sisters, 5




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BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. birute mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX BRAVE (R) — in the pixar film, the daughter of scottish royalty must discover courage to save her kingdom from chaos. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) — the final installment of Christopher nolan’s batman series takes place eight years after the last film and introduces the characters Catwoman and bane. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

HOPE SPRINGS (PG13) — a long-married couple looking to reconnect (meryl streep and tommy lee Jones) visits a small town seeking the help of a renowned marriage counselor (steve Carell). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (R) — the gang from the franchise embark on a journey aboard an iceberg after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. AMC Palace 10, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9 THE INTOUCHABLES (PG) — in the french hit, an unlikely bond develops between a rich man crippled in an accident and a young man from the projects. Canal Place THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG) — animal friends trying to make it back to the Central park Zoo are forced to take a detour to europe where they transform a traveling circus. Hollywood 14 MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION (PG-13) — when a wall street banker is framed in a ponzi scheme and placed un-

MAGIC MIKE (R) — a handyman by day and a stripper in an all-male revue at night, mike (Channing tatum) discovers the downsides of stripping after he takes a novice under his wings and falls for his sister. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG13) — wes anderson’s latest concerns a peaceful island community that falls into chaos when two love-struck 12-yearolds run away. Canal Place SAVAGES (R) — a lucrative business selling high-quality marijuana is crashed when a ruthless drug cartel leader demands a piece of the action. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG-13) — a miami dance crew turns their performances into protest art when a rich businessman’s plans threaten to displace the people of their historic neighborhood. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 TED (R) — seth macfarlane directs the comedy about a man (mark wahlberg) who, as a child, wished for his teddy bear to come to life — and 30 years later, the foul-mouthed bear is still his companion, much to the chagrin of the man’s girlfriend (mila Kunis). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 TOTAL RECAL (PG-13) — in the remake of the 1990 sci-fi film, a man (Colin farrell) seeks out the services of a company that erases clients’ memories to get rid of his nightmares — but then secrets come to life that make him a hunted man. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE WATCH (R) — a neighborhood watch group (ben stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and richard ayoade) that mostly goofs off is forced to take their jobs more seriously. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI (NR) — world surfing champion Kelly slater, tahitian surfer raimana Van bastolaer and others seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at tahiti’s famed surf site teahupo’o. Entergy IMAX

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Why would anyone want to remake Total Recall, the mediocre 1990 sci-fi special effects movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger? No one does, which may explain why director Len Wiseman’s film of the same name has almost nothing to do with its predecessor. Both movies are loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” and each depicts a dystopian future in which exciting memories can be implanted into the brains of people leading mundane lives. This Total Recall (PG-13) results in high-tech escapades that may or Directed by Len Wiseman may not be real, and that’s it for the connection between the two films. The only imaginStarring Colin Farrell, able reason to re-use the title is to cash in on Kate Beckinsale and its familiarity, which can’t be a good starting Jessica Biel point for a movie. This particular red flag doesn’t lie. WiseWide release man’s Total Recall offers little beyond a long series of well-executed action sequences connected by half-hearted story breaks with intermittently awful dialogue. Colin Farrell seems to sleepwalk through his role as secret agent Douglas Quaid, while Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel do their best to become action heroes as Quaid’s possibly fake wife and possibly real girlfriend, respectively. But there’s another problem: robots, flying cars, environmental ruin, shifting identities and Philip K. Dick also add up to Blade Runner, a science fiction movie to which nothing called Total Recall could ever compare. Note to future filmmakers: Don’t go there. It’s not worth the heartache. — KEN KORMAN

based on the Robert Ludlum novels sees its characters’ stakes triggered by Jason Bourne’s actions. THE CAMPAIGN (R) — Two buffoonish congressional candidates (Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis) find themselves locked in a dead heat as Election Day approaches in the New Orleans-shot comedy.


FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL — The annual film fest screens new and classic French films, including Les Bien-aimes, Les Adieux a la Reine, La Delicatesse and Funny Face. Visit www.neworleansfilmsociety. org for details. Tickets $10 New Orleans Film Society members, $11 general admission, $5.75 for Funny Face; www. Aug. 10-16, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.

SpEcIAL ScrEEnIngS ASSASSIN’S BULLET — In the Bulgarian thriller, a vigilante begins killing high-priority terrorists in Europe and a former FBI field agent (Christian Slater) is brought in by the US ambassador (Donald Sutherland) to discover the assassin’s identity. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 6 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (NR) — An eccentric inventor (Dick Van Dyke) struggling to support himself and his family creates a magical car. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. DARK HORSE (NR) — An immature, chubby 30-some-

thing who still lives with his parents meets his female counterpart (Selma Blair) and sets out to marry her in Todd Solendz’s dark comedy. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU (NR) — Gerald HustacheMathieu’s offbeat French thriller follows a crime novelist who becomes obsessed with the death of a small-town model who believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 9:15 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Aug. 16, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.


Dark Horse Filmmaker Todd Solondz has hammered out an odd career by focusing his mostly satirical work on the darkness lurking just below the surface of suburban life. His ostensibly ordinary characters turn out to be pedophiles (Happiness) or rapists (Palindromes) seemingly created to validate the banality of evil. For Dark Horse, Solondz invented a protagonist who’s mostly just annoying. Abe (Jordan Gelber) is 35, lives with his world-weary parents (Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow, as you’ve never Dark Horse seen them before), whines about everything, THRu AUG 8 p.m. Tue.-Thu. collects action figures instead of doing something with his life and blames it all on Zeitgeist Multieveryone but himself. Is Abe really a worthy Disciplinary Arts subject for a film? Center, 1618 Oretha Dark Horse makes Abe interesting by Castle Haley Blvd. taking us deep into his psyche in a uniquely artful way, though a little patience may be 352-1150 required. As he courts the almost equally troubled Miranda (Selma Blair), Abe’s already threadbare life gradually unravels. The lines between dreams, fantasy and reality begin to blur. Aiding and abetting is Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, who shows up to deliver a searing monologue that illuminates Abe’s many woes. Empathy and sadness pierce the director’s veil of deadpan humor. For Solondz, that may be the darkest place of all. — KEN KORMAN


RUSHMORE (R) — Wes Anderson’s 1998 film concerns an eccentric 15-year-old prep school student played by Jason Schwartzman. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD (PG) — Earth, Wind and Fire appear as a fictionalized version of themselves in the 1975 film starring Harvey Keitel. The screening is part of the Musically Speaking film series curated by DJ Soul

Sister. Email or visit www. for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.;

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS DEFEND THE GULF SHORT FILM SHOWCASE. The Charitable Film Network seeks short films telling the stories of the Gulf of Mexico’s environmental issues. Showcase winners receive prizes including two VIP passes to the Voodoo Experience, and their films will be featured in Defend the Gulf home screenings across the country, Timecode:NOLA’s FF One Film Festival, the Charitable Film Network’s monthly Green Screen film series and at Voodoo. Visit www. for details. Submission

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ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; — “Secrets of the Deep,” works by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), through Sept. 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422A St. Claude Ave., www. — Mixed media and jewelry by Anna Laura Quinn, through Sept. 4. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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LERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — Mixedmedia paintings by Justin Robinson Smith., through Sept. 1. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Otherness and American Values,” prints by Katrina Andry, through Sept. 2. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. — Works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham and John Whipple, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Elsie Semmes, mosaics by Christine Ledoux, jewelry by Belle Bijoux and works Joshua Windham, through August. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — “Love Heals,” paintings by Holton Rower; “Quiver,” glassworks and mixed media by Rob Wynne; “Altogether Elsewear,” video by John Pilson; all through Sept. 15. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www. — Paintings by Peter Ladetto, through Wednesday. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www. — “Dream Documents,” works by Raine Bedsole, through Sept. 28.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — Group exhibition featuring Nell Tilton, Jere Allen and Doug Sweet, through August. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “Face to Face,” paintings by Scott Hebert, through Aug. 25. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “The Mystique, The Brilliance,” mixed-media portraits by Chic Connell, through Sept. 27. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www. — “Cold Drink,” the gallery’s annual printmaking invitational, through Aug. 26. FOUNDATION FINE ART GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 568-0955; — “All Alive and Close Enough to Touch,” prints by Rob Stephens, through Nov. 3. GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, THE RINK. 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — “Summer Showcase II,” a group exhibition by gallery artists, through Sept. 23. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 5257300; www.heriardcimino. com — “Between the Pages,” works by Aaron McNamee, through Sept. 24. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. — “V’allumer!” oil paintings by Chuck Broussard, through August. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; — “St. Claude,” a group exhibition featuring Angela Berry, Hannah Chalew, Kiernan Dunn and others; “Omissions,” paintings, gouache and watercolors by Stephen Hoskins; all through Aug. 25. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; — “They Were Hopelessly Outnumbered,” sculpture and drawings by John Donovan, through Sept. 29. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — “Infinite Flux,” oil paintings by Batya F. Kuncman, through Sept. 29. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; — “Peinture et Verre,” paintings of glass sculptures from the New

Art LISTINGS Orleans Academy of Fine Art, through September. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 3094249; www.octaviaartgallery. com — “Living With Pop,” works by Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, roy Lichtenstein, keith Haring and others, through Sept. 29. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Linens and Libations,” paintings and sculpture by Elaine Gleason, Eddie Granger and Christina Gracim, through Sept. 26. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; — “Transcendence,” works on canvas by Luc Leestemaker, through August. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. — Annual national juried artists exhibition, through Saturday. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Enduring Legacies: Seven Black Artists,” a group exhibition of works on paper and canvas, through August. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason robert Griego, ongoing.

ARTMOOR. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; — The library seeks artists working in a variety of mediums to display and sell work in its monthly art exhibit. Call 4817998 or email for details. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN SERIES. The nationwide art competition gives regional winners the chance to exhibit at Art Basel Miami, and the overall winner will exhibit at his or her own gallery show in New York. Local gallery L’Entrepot also will host exhibitions featuring submitted works. Visit www. submission for details. Submissions deadline is Aug. 24. LOUISIANA HOME GROWN HARVEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. The inaugural festival, held Sept. 21-23, seeks arts and crafts vendors. Email or


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So just what is a photograph, anyway? Once as rare as they now are ubiquitous, photographs were first made with metals like zinc, copper and silver in near-alchemical processes that gave us delicate little images like the mysterious daguerreotypes that made ordinary people look as silvery and luminous as specters. Here just about every form of photography is represented thanks to the prescience of former New Orleans Museum of Art director John Bullard, who began building the museum’s extensive collection several decades ago, just as photography began to be widely accepted as an art form. In a sense, photography parallels the history of modernism with its emphasis on science and the prosaic surfaces of everyday life, so it is fitting the first known photograph, a view of some French rooftops by Nicephore Niepce, suggests an abstract painting. Here a copy of Niepce’s photo is accompanied by a large blowup printout of its digital code, the cybernetic DNA used to reproduce it as an image on a smart phone or computer screen, symbolically encompassing the entire history of this most protean of media from past to present. The oldest photographs on view include Anna Atkins’ gorgeous 1850 cyanotype Ceylon, a ghostly print of Asian fern fronds, and an 1855 mourning bracelet elaborately woven from human hair with a built-in daguerreotype of a child. Arnold Genthe’s atmospheric 1923 French Quarter courtyard looks more ancient than it is, a ghostly sepia time capsule on paper, and Berenice Abbott’s 1932 Night View, New York — a jazzy panorama of brightly lit skyscrapers like a cluster of glowing crystals — evokes the romance of modernism’s past. Clarence John Laughlin’s Elegy for the Old South (pictured) plantation house photomontage employs surrealist collage techniques to capture the dreamy convoluted madness of William Faulkner country. What this show really illustrates is that, more than just objects, photographs are both mental and physical icons, mechanical elaborations of memory, personal or societal, frozen in time. — D. ErIC BOOkHArDT Construct Jewelry, ongoing. 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; — “Lens on the Larder: The Foodways of Southern Appalachia in Focus,” an exhibition of photographs and oral his-

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VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — actors present dramatized readings of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of notorious recorded conversations. tickets $8. 8 p.m. wednesday through sept. 12. WAITING AROUND: THE RESTAURANT MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — ricky graham and Harry mayronne’s musical comedy that once had an off-broadway run depicts

life in the service industry. Visit for reservations. tickets $20. 8 p.m. monday through aug. 27.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BOOBS & GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 2185778; www.theallwayslounge. com — the Chicago-based gorilla tango theatre brings its burlesque romp through the mario bros. video games to new orleans. Call (866) 3269740 or visit www.gorillatango. com/nola for reservations. tickets $15. 10 p.m. fridaysaturday, 8 p.m. sunday through aug. 26 BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday. FREAKSHEAUX TO GEAUX. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; — the troupe that features circus, sideshow and burlesque acts performs with guest band ford theatre reunion. tickets $10 general admission, $15 reserved seating. 10 p.m. saturday. LE ROYAL ROUGE SHOW. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Comedian Jodi borrello hosts the parisian-themed show of cancan dancing and variety acts. tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. wednesday-sunday through oct. 28. THE RAT PACK NOW. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — the tribute show seeks to recapture the music, style and comedy of frank sinatra, Dean martin and sammy Davis Jr. 8 p.m.

RICKY GRAHAM & BECKY ALLEN. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — the duo, along with Jefferson turner, recreates songs and sketches from previous shows. tickets $26. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 6 p.m. sunday through aug. 26.

DANCE EVIDENCE OF REACTION. NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; — synergy Dance productions fuses jazz, ballet and hip-hop in the contemporary dance concert choreographed by griffin Collins iii. tickets $20. 7 p.m. saturday.

ComEDy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — leon blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn, 4501 Eve St., 826-5605 — the long-running local improv troupe performs. Visit for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. saturday. CHRIS & TAMI. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Chris trew and tami nelson perform an hourlong, tag team-style improv comedy set. tickets $5. 9 p.m. saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the new movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. saturday. DEFENSE MECHANISM: A HIGH BROW COMEDY



REVIEW SHOW. Victory, 339 Baronne St., 522-8664; — Andrew Healan hosts this stand-up showcase featuring Joe Cardosi, Cyrus Cooper, Cassidy Henehan, Brad Rosenberg and Sarah Wild. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — The double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. Tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FIGHTING SPIRIT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Two teams compete in the improv comedy battle. Tickets $5. 9:30 p.m. Thursday. JARROD HARRIS. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The comedian known for his web series Action Figure Therapy performs. Tickets $10. 9 p.m. Friday.

THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; 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. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“My name is Chris and I’m your server.” That’s server, not waiter, but the profession remains the same, as we see in Waiting Around: The Restaurant Musical, a comic cabaret by Ricky Graham (book and lyrics) and Harry Mayronne (music), on the boards Monday nights at the AllWays Lounge and Theatre. It’s a 10th anniversary reprise of a show originally called The Black and White Blues. Jason Kirkpatrick, Darcy Malone, Tracey E. Collins and Chris Wecklein are the four servers in the show, and the obvious enjoyment they take in performing together increases our enjoyment watching them work through 10 lighthearted song and dance numbers. These are woven together with imaginative sketches, like the appearance of the Fairy Godwaitress, a waiter’s mother in robe and curlers, as well as the entire cast as different THRU Waiting Around: The foods. These interludes give costume designer Cecile Restaurant Musical AUG Casey Covert a chance to show her stuff, since the rest of 8 p.m. Monday the show is restricted to black and white restaurant staff uniforms. James Jennings’ set is a dining room with a AllWays Lounge chandelier and wainscoting. Mayronne sits at an upright piano and Theatre off to one side. 2240 St. Claude Ave. There’s not much plot. One waiter hopes to make it as an actor and another wants to open her own restaurant. Three 218-5778 servers feel bogged down, underpaid and overworked, but www.theallwaythey perk up when a new waitress (Malone) needs to learn the ropes. First, she needs to learn waiter lingo: a deuce, a double, to “eighty-six” something, to get stiffed (not receive a tip) and to tip-out (share tips). As the cabaret continues, she gains experience. Finally, she “can steer a bunch of drag queens to the ladies’ room. No easy task!” Often, the cast plays straight to the audience — a technique that keeps Waiting firmly rooted in cabaret tradition. This approach extends to the over-the-top costumes worn by the players when they enter as other characters. Most of the songs are original, but there are a few satiric nods to classics. Mr. Vegetable sings “I am the very model of a modern trendy vegetable” to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Modern Major-General’s song from The Pirates of Penzance. And the country-western “Stand by Your Man” turns into “Stand by Your Spam.” The one semi-serious moment in the show turns on the double meaning of “waiting” in a song that croons: “What I’m waiting for is nowhere to be found/ And in the meantime, I’m just waiting around.” Amanda Zirkenbach’s direction is zesty and Su Gonzcy’s lighting is spot-on. The show runs on Monday nights, because that’s a night many service industry workers have off. — DALT WONK


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family TUESDay 7 TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; — 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.

Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE. TulaneLakeside Hospital, 4700 South I-10 Service Road West, Metairie — LSU Health Sciences Center psychologist Dr. Rick Costa addresses the group and answers questions. The group meets in the hospital’s cafeteria. Call 286-1916 or visit for details. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; www. — Gallery artists guide children in making books in mixed media, both traditional and accordion-style. Pre-registration is suggested. Email for details. Admission $5. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR POWER. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Mike Murphy, an electrical engineer, discusses the advantages of using solar power in homes and business. 7 p.m.

CRITTER CINEMA. LA/SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 3685191; — The LA/SPCA screens G-rated movies at the event with pizza, popcorn and animals for cuddling. The event is for children ages 5-10, and guests should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Pre-registration is required. Call 762-3314 or email for details. Admission $25. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

EvEnTS TUESDay 7 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn,

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., 596-2638 — Library visitors can meet with an Energy Smart staff person to learn more about Energy Smart programs and other ways to conserve. Call (866) 721-0249 or visit for details. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PUBLIC FORUM ON JOURNALISM IN NEW ORLEANS. Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2011; — The panel of media experts discusses the future of journalism amid the recent changes in the

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

THURSDay 9 FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. INTRODUCING THE BENEFIT CORPORATION. 1515 Poydras Building, 1515 Poydras St., fifth floor auditorium — David C. Rieveschl leads the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce’s program on becoming a Benefit Corporation in Louisiana. Call 799-4260 or visit www.neworleanschamber. org for details. Admission $10 members, $20 nonmembers. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. KREWES FOR KOPS. Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; — Mardi Gras krewes host the event to raise money for the fluorescent vests NOPD officers wear during the Carnival season. Tickets include food, drinks, a raffle and auctions, bowling and more. Visit for details. Admission $35. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

fRiDay 10 AUTISM SPEAKS KARAOKE PARTY. Hard Rock Cafe, 415 N. Peters St., 529-5617; — The party celebrates the release of an Autism Speaks pin whose sales benefit the inaugural Louisiana Walk Now for Autism Speaks in October. Visit www. for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. HEAT OF BATTLE WARGAMING CONVENTION. National World War II Museum, 945

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SaTURDay 11 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 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 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 rainor-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. LAFITTE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Jean Lafitte Town Hall, 2654 Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte — Little River Band, Starship, Wet Willie, Amanda Shaw, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and others perform at the festival that also features food, craft vendors and a children’s area. Visit for details. Admission $10, free for children 12 and younger. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. OCH ART MARKET: PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net — The monthly market hosts an exhibition of new works by

New Orleans photographs alongside its usual selection of local goods and food. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PAPER SHREDDING EVENT. City of New Orleans Recycling Drop-Off, 2829 Elysian Fields Ave., 658-3800; recycle.nola. gov — At the city’s monthly recycling and e-waste drop-off event, residents can bring up to 25 pounds of documents to be shredded securely and confidentially. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. RED DRESS RUN. Red dresswearing revelers take to the streets for the massive French Quarter pub crawl. Visit www. for details. Visit for details. 9:30 a.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 8754268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SLIDELL LOOKING GLASS SHOW/SALE. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, (985) 781-3650 — The sale features vintage glass from the Victorian era through the mid-century with emphasis on the Depression era. Call (972) 672-6213 or visit www. for details. Admission $5. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. SPUN CROSSROADS’ ART IN MOTION. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www. — The weekly indoor market features clothing and other items from local and regional artists, demonstrations and food. Email or visit www.spuncrossroads. com for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 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. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUnDay 12 PELICANPALOOZA. Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., 835-2903 — The Chee-Weez, 5 Finger Discount, Weathered and The Topcats perform at the concert benefiting Camp Pelican, a camp for children with pulmonary disorders. The

event also features raffles and silent auctions. Admission $15. Noon.

SPORTS ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, 7345155; www.zephyrsbaseball. com — The Zephyrs play the Fresno Grizzlies. 7 p.m. August 10, 6 p.m. August 11-12, 7 p.m. August 13.

Call fOR aPPliCaTiOnS CUPCAKE THROWDOWN & ARTIST CAKE WALK. Antenna Gallery, 1521 Poland Ave., no. 3187, 298-3161; www. — The gallery seeks bakers, both those under 18 and adults, for a cake and cupcake competition Aug. 18. Email for details. Application deadline is Aug. 15.

Call fOR vOlUnTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patientservice programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS. The aquarium accepts applications for the volunteer naturalists, education, husbandry and volunteer diver programs. Visit aquarium for details. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; www.bbbssela.

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

FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The market is open daily and features nine eateries, an oyster bar, a bakery and fresh seafood and produce. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


SYNERGY DANCE PRODUCTIONS FUNDRAISER. Ste. Marie, 930 Poydras St., 304-6988; www.stemarienola. com — A three-course prix fixe menu with drink specials benefits the contemporary dance company. Visit www. for details. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — Wargamers gather at the museum to recreate the battles and campaigns of World War II using board games and miniature figures on reproduced battlefields. Admission $15-$50. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


EVENT LISTINGS 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.

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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 for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@ for details.

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EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@ for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or visit for details.

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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 483-7041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ or visit for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other

activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at 837-0175 or email for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION. The MDA seeks volunteers ages 16 and older for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www. for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city

youth and their families. For information, visit 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 or call 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; — 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 oneon-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email or visit for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middleand upper-school New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 for details.

WORDS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. BOOK DISCUSSION. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — The group discusses William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each


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FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; — The group discusses Sy Montgomery’s Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks and Hummingbirds. 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. KIINI IBURA SALAAM. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author signs and reads from Ancient, Ancient. 6 p.m. Monday.

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. PAMELA BINNINGS EWEN. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Chasing the Wind. 1 p.m. Saturday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturday. POETRY READING. McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music, 4737 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-1954 — Poets Gina

Ferrara, Scott Nicholson and Dennis Formento read. 7 p.m. Tuesday. SPEAKEASY SUNDAYS. Club Caribbean, 2441 Bayou Road, 957-9666; — The club hosts an open mic poetry and spoken word night every Sunday at 7 p.m. Visit www. for details. Admission $5. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email hwoodie104@gmail. com for details.

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

GARAGE SALES Awesome 2-Day Garage Sale!

1400 blk Arabella St. Uptown. Awesome Garage Sale!!!! Sat 08/11 9am2pm and Sun 08/12 9am-2pm. On Saturday: Housewares, kitchenware, furniture, collectibles, linens, toys, books, holiday items, bric-a-brac, office supplies, twin mattress sets, and much more! On Sunday only: Lots of ladies clothing (some never worn!), shoes, & purses, plus any leftovers from Saturday. Cash only. No early birds, please. Weather permitting. Don’t miss this event!!!

CAT CHAT Meet Jolie!

This gorgeous, fluffy girl is super sweet, and very relaxed & laid back. She loves people & gets along great with other cats. Jolie is just about 2 years old. She is fully vetted & can’t wait for a family to love!


Little Ralphie and 4 sibling kittens all 10 wks old and beautiful need loving homes ,spayed /neutered Vacs, tested. 504 462-1968


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Declawed brothers. Adorable orange & white boys; . About 6 years old; love to cuddle & give kitty kisses. Fully vetted & chipped. 504-454-8200, “Bree” Beautiful white kitten w/blue eyes to melt your heart. who needs a great home. If interested please contact Traci, (504) 975-5971. Applications for adoption for this et can be filled out at


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“Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” Family Health Expo Saturday August 11, 2012 10am2pm 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd New Orleans LA presented by Harrah’s Casino and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter. The event features FREE health screenings, health education, financial health workshops including a focus on home ownership, financial planning for adults and kids, budgeting and other topics. The event is FREE and open to the public. There will be school supplies distribution, food, entertainment and prizes including uniform giveaways. For more info please call 504-669-5790 or 662-347-8121


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NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Notice is Given that the Administratrix of this succession has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together, with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, prescriptions, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the-Third District of this City, in that subdivision thereof known as Gentilly Gardens, in Square No. 48, bounded by Lafaye, Baccich, Selma Streets and Mirabeau (late Monroe) Avenue, being designated by the Nos. Thirty-three and Thirty-four; the said lots adjoin each other and measure, each, twenty-five (25’) feet from on Lafaye Street by one hundred twenty (12 ) feet in depth, between equal and parallel Lines. Lot No. Thirty-three commences two hundred (200’) feet from the corner of Lafaye and Selma Streets; all as Shown by blue print of survey made by Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated June 30, 1934, annexed to act of sale passed before Bernard Titche, Jr., Notary Public, December 27, 1940. Municipal Address: 4955 Lafaye Street. 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 Attorney: James A. Lightfoot 5611 Woodlawn Place New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 301-4695 Gambit: 8/7/12 & 8/28/12


24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson STATE OF LOUISIANA



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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 7/17/12 & 8/7/12

SALE BY CONSTABLE JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT AT AUCTION ON Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Rudy Smith Service Inc., 425 N. Clairborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112 IN THE MATTER ENTITLED Luckmore Finance Corporation Vs. Carolyn Buckles No. 12-116 SECOND CITY COURT FOR THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS WRIT OF FIERI FACIAS ONE (1) 2007 HUMMER H2 VIN: 5GRGN23U57H109994 TERMS: CASH ON THE SPOT HONORABLE ENNIS GRUNDEMEYER CONSTABLE, SECOND CITY COURT Jules Fontana, Atty Gambit; 8/7/2012

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that John Silvy, Jr. and Clarence F. Boone, III, Administrators of the Succession of Frank E. Silvy, have pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of Fifty Thousand and No/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars, the Succession’s undivided interest in and to the following described property: A certain portion of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in JEFFERSON TERRACE SUBDIVISION in PLOT NO. 4, bounded by TERRACE STREET, ELLEN (formerly First) STREET, MORRIS PLACE (formerly Second Street) and SUBURBAN ACRES SUBDIVISION or CENTRAL AVENUE side, being comprised of Lots Nos. 43 and 44, adjoining each other, and according to a plan of survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, Consulting Engineer, dated May 4, 1961, a copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Jerome Meunier, Notary Public, dated May 8th, 1961, said portion of ground forms the corner of Terrace Street and Morris Place (formerly Second Street) and measures thence fifty feet front on TERRACE STREET, same width in the rear, by a depth on the Morris Place (formerly Second Street) side of one hundred and twelve feet, three inches and a depth on the other sideline of one hundred and eleven feet, eight inches. 678 Terrace Street, Jefferson La 70121 NOW THEREFORE. in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that John Silvy, Jr. and Clarence F. Boone, III, Administrators of the Successions of Frank E. Silvy proposed to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at a private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication on this notice appears. July 31, 2012 Scherll Shuff CLERK OF COURT Attorney: RAYMOND B. LANDRY Address: 2341 Metairie, Road Metairie, LA 70001 Telephone: (504) 837-4950 PUBLICATION: Gambit 8/7/12 & 8/28/12 ANYONE Knowing the Whereabouts of Alan J. White, Sr. and/or Lisa Magee White please contact Atty. Norlisha Parker Burke, 504-444-1943

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Notice is hereby given that Reginald A. Parquet, Ewell A. Parquet, and Pauline Parquet, the duly appointed Co-Administrators of the above entitled succession, have applied for an order granting them the authority to mortgage the following properties, to-wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the seventh District of this City, in the square designated as Square No. 241, bounded by Cambronne Street, Cohn Street, Joliet Street, and Hickory Street, designated as Lot A-1, formerly old Lot A, and part of Old Lot B, as per plat of resubdivision by Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, C.E., dated September 26, 1966, certified by the City Planning Commission on October 24, 1966. Said Lot A-1 forms the corner of Cambronne Street, and Cohn Street, and measures thence forty feet (40’) front on Cambronne Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of one hundred twenty feet (120’) between equal and parallel lines in front on Cohn Street, and all as more fully shown on a plat of survey by Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, Consulting Engineers, dated August 17, 1967, a certified copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Robert L. Jeffers, Jr., Notary Public, dated this date. Improvements bear the Municipal No. 8400-02-04 Cohn Street (formerly 1836 Cambronne St.). AND ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the seventh District of this City, in the square designated as Square No. 241, bounded by Cambronne, Joliet, Hickory and Cohn Streets. Said lot is designated by the number 11 of square 241 of the Seventh District of this City on a plan of survey made by F. G. Stewart, Surveyor, dated August 6, 1953, and according thereto said lot measures 30 feet front on Cohn Street similar width in the rear, by a depth of 150 feet between parallel lines. Said lot has the same measurements and designation on a plan of annexed to an act of sale before Fred Deibel, late Notary Public, dated May 15, 1905 above shown. According to survey by J. J. Krebs & Sons, CE & S, dated August 23, 1961,

copy attached, said lot is situated and measures as hereinabove set forth, and commence 120 feet from the corner of Cambronne and Cohn Streets. Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 8410 – 12 and 14 Cohn Street. AND TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, situated in the Seventh District, in Square No. 177 (old Sq. No. 68-A), bounded by Leonidas, Willow (formerly Poplar), Jeanette and Joliet Streets; said lots are designated by the Nos. eleven (11) and Twelve (12) on the annexed print of survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, Consulting Engineers, May 31, 1965, and according to said survey, Lots Numbers Eleven (11) and Twelve (12) adjoin and measures each, thirty (30’) front on Leonidas Street, the same width in the rear by a depth of one hundred fifty feet (150’) between equal and parallel lines; said Lot Number 11 is closer to Willow (formerly Poplar) Street, and begins at a distance of one hundred twenty feet (120’) as per title and one hundred twenty-one feet one inch and five lines (121’ 1” 5’’’) by actual measurements from the corner of Willow (formerly Poplar) Street and said Lot Number 12 is closer to Jeanette Street and is a distance of one hundred twenty feet (120’) as per title and one hundred twenty three inches (120’ 3”) by actual measurements from the corner of Jeanette and Leonidas Streets. According to survey by Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates dated August 24, 1971, the above described property is situated, designated and measures as hereinabove set forth. A copy of said survey is annexed hereto. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal Numbers 1421-1423 and 1425- 1427 Leonidas Street. The amount of the mortgage on the property bearing the municipal address 8400-02-04 Cohn Street is $108,100.00. The amount of the mortgage on the property bearing the municipal address 8410-8412-8414 Cohn Street is $127,650.00. The amount of the mortgage on the property bearing the municipal address 14211423 and 1425- 1427 Leonidas Street is $188,000.00. The mortgages will be in favor of the State of Louisiana, Office of Community Development. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Article 3229, notice of the application of the succession representatives to mortgage succession property shall be published once and in the Parish where the proceeding is pending or where the property is located. All those whom it may concern, including heirs and creditors, are required to make opposition to the said application within SEVEN (7) days from the date of the last publication of this notice. By Order of the Clerk of Court For The Parish Of Orleans Atty: Wayne E. Woods P. O. Box 872670 New Orleans, LA 70187 (504) 236-0802

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Brian Langford please contact Attorney Deborah L. Wilson, 808 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119, (504) 488-4493; Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cynthia Cummings, please contact Attorney Deborah L. Wilson, 808 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119, (504) 488-4493; Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DARRELL L. CALISTE AND BRENDOLYN BROWN CALISTE, please contact Justin Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Deloris Rhea Mann, please contact: Attorney Serena C. Vaughan, 504352-9582 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ELLEN TRIMBLE CANTY AND ELVIN D. CANTY, please contact Justin Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. ANYONE Knowing the Whereabouts of Fredrick L. Klotz a/k/a Frederick Klotz, please contact Norlisha Parker Burke, Atty, 504-444-1943 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Gwendolyn A. Dunnaway, please contact: Attorney Serena C. Vaughan, 504-352-9582 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jason K. Allen, Sr. and Cheriece Solomon Allen, please contact Attorney Deborah L. Wilson, 808 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119, (504) 488-4493; Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kelvin Norwood please contact Attorney Deborah L. Wilson, 808 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119, (504) 4884493;



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Qualifying for the 24th Judicial District Court Division “K” Special Election will be held Wednesday, August 15th thru Friday, August 17th, 2012. The hours of qualifying will be 8:30AM-4:30PM Wednesday and Thursday and 8:30AM-5:00PM on Friday. On Wednesday and Thursday, interested parties may qualify on the East Bank at the Joseph Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. Suite 603, Jefferson, LA 70181 or on the West Bank at the General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St. Suite 5600, Gretna, LA 70053. *On Friday, August 17th, qualifying will be held only in the General Government Building on the West Bank*.

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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “A friend of mine recommended that I apply for federal government jobs. She said they’re always hiring and have great benefits. I’m doing pretty well as a waitress at a good restaurant, but since my college student loans are due and I don’t have benefits. I thought I’d give it a try. What is the best way to do this? I don’t know where to begin.” — Fran T., Slidell, LA Dear Fran,

It is true that there are always federal jobs being offered for various types of positions, and the benefits, while not as great as they once were, are likely better than what you’re getting now as a waitress. The one thing to definitely keep in mind is that federal hiring almost always has a big lead time. It can often take many months from your initial application to your actual hiring, and it is very competitive. One mistake on the application or failure to read Grant Cooper a specific instruction or requirement can essentially void your application.

Where you will need to start is to visit the website The first thing you should do is to look in the top right hand corner and click on “Create an Account.” It is free, and you will need to fill out all of the information. At some point you will be asked to create a very hard-to-crack username and password, and the instructions are very direct on how you have to do that. Be absolutely sure you write down and store that information safely, because you will need it every time you log on. My client had an advanced college degree, had applied to several federal jobs, and was getting nowhere. He even thought he might have to leave the state. His wife owns a business in New Orleans, so they were probably going to have to part for at least awhile. He was getting very depressed about the situation. I assisted him with retooling his federal résumé and application materials, and he then applied to an agency which had an opening in New Orleans. After he interviewed and was hired, he called to tell me how much he appreciated my assistance. He was ecstatic! However, the process took him many months and was much tougher than he had imagined.

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After you have created an account at, you are ready to begin exploring opportunities. You can go to the main page and do a search. I would advise you to click on the “Advanced Search” feature. This allows you to put in many more search terms like keywords, locations, job titles, agencies, and more. Remember that not all federal jobs are open to the public. Some are only available to those currently working in the federal government (or with reinstatement rights). Here are a few pointers: • The job announcement document is extremely important and must be followed literally to the letter. • Pay close attention to the closing date (deadline) and who can apply (to see if you are eligible). • There will likely be a separate application aside from the one you filled out to get your usajobs account. • There may be a lengthy questionnaire which sometimes asks for shorts essays (sometimes called KSAs). • As part of the usajobs process, be will able to upload your résumé, and even use different versions. • Unfortunately, each agency and even each job opening can have very different application processes. • This can be difficult, and you may want to get help from a pro or someone who works in the government.




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1940 ala sq ft, 3 BR, 2 BA, corner lot, separate garage. Located in the heart of historic downtown Madisonville. NO FLOODING. Featured in Madisonville Bicentennial 2011 Home Tour Listing. $263,000. Contact owner, Joe Wink 504-309-0374 or 504-452-1303.



Condo, close to City Park & FQ. 1 BR, 1 BA. New paint & carpet. Central HVAC. Move in condition. Gated bldg. Reserved parking $108,900. 504-343-5121.

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Cozy Pied-a-terre efficiency with some character! Ceramic floors in kitchen & bath. Granite countertops. Ample closet space, two skylights. Washer & dryer on site. Common ctyard. Shelnutt, 504-388-9383. Jennifer@fqr. com. French Quarter Realty, 504-949-5400.

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2 Bedrooms - $257 - $395K Renovation of Historic Krauss Dept. Store brings NOLA living to a new level. 1 blk from French Qtr & CBD. Valet pkg, 24 hr concierge & security. Rooftop pool $ spa. Lounge & fitness ctr. John Paszamant, 504-329-6444. Property One, Inc. 504-681-3400.

Dramatic 4 story masonry townhouse. Large windows & skylights. Originally built in 1835 for Baron de Pontalbo. Off st pkg. $725K. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

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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, 504-5868305.

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In the Heart of the Historic FQ! 1 BR, 1 BA, top floor condo in very well maintained bldg. Stunning views, beautiful pool. lush courtyard. Washer/dryer on site. $239K. Steve Richards 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, INC/Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.


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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.

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

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4 bed 2.5 bath, 4000’, 12 yrs old On water and golf course! 3 firepl 20’ ceilings, granite, gated comm! on cul de sac. $4250/mo 251-5225

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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

Kit appl, fridge & range, w&gas dryer hhkps, Hdwd flrs. Hi celis. large windows. CA&H, Fenced yd. Freshly painted. $1200/mo + dep. Call 504861-3400

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


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


1 BR, All utilities paid, appls, w/d on site, walk to Park or Bayou. On Canal streetcar line. $725/mo. 713-2045342


1 br, LR/DR combo, large furn kitchen w/breakfast area, wd flrs, cvr’d pkg. No Pets. $650/mo. Water pd. 504450-0850



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3BR/2.5BA, lg den, LR, DR, built in kit., granite cntrtps, all appl. included. Near Fire Dept & public trans. $1400/ month + deposit. (504) 282-0617


1 BR upper, 900 sf. Furn kit, w/d, cent a/c, front & rear balcony. Water pd. $800/mo. Dep & lease. Zimmerman Property Service \, 504-494-0970

4765 Demontluzin


offstreet prkng, Balc. Huge backyard $1025 cent ac/h, tile flrs, new fridge, sm pets ok $900 fully furn. Tons of closet space $965 Grtloc,tonsoflight.Pkng,pool&wrktrm.$950 Furn.renov.prvtdeck.cable&intrntinc$3,500 furn.all util inc,internet,cable,great loc. $900 new kitch appli, pets poss, tile floor $600

Pool, Courtyard, W/D, cent a/c. $1600. Steve Richards, 504-258-1800. Latter & Blum, Inc Realtors, ERA Powered, is ndependently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.

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Quiet, secluded Fr. Qtr condo. 1/1 furn kit, ac w&d on site. Secured gtd entry. Hi ceils, hdwd flrs, ceil fans. Furn. 1/2 blk from Jackson Sq. $1050/mo, wtr pd. Ref req. No smoking/pets. 1 yr lease min. 504-812-4242. Elegnt 2 brm - 3 mrbl mntls - dbl lvrm studio apt - fireplc - lvly patio -both apts furn - sec,gate - No pets. (504) 861-3141

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

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


2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/pool, quiet neighborhood. Newly remodeled. $850 & $975 (larger apt). 504-495-6044 or 504-756-7347

1430 Jackson Ave. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths Rent: $1300. Gated secured parking for one car. Elevator. Living room, dining nook, furnished kitchen, central a/h, patio, water paid. Snappy Jacobs 525-0190

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1113 CAMBRONNE. Up 2 br, 1 ba, dwn furn kit + 3 lg rms, w/d, wd flrs, ceil fans. No smk. $1450. Jack (504) 891-1623

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CONDOS FOR SALE 1233 Esplanade #3 2/1 NEWPRICE!Conretefls.SSappi.PoolPkng$145,000 919 St Philip #6 2/1 Open flr plan w/splashly renov. $224,000 421 Burgundy #3 1/1 Bambooflrs.expwoodCentralHVAC.$180,000 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 Twnhsestylecondo.pkng,pool&more.$145,000 1608 N Broad 2/2 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds.$82,500 333 Julia #418 1 /1 Updatedcondo.whdist.pool&more. $196,900 1125 Royal #3 1/1 3rd flr,exp beams,storage! Lush crtyrd $269k 929 Dumaine #14 Cozy Pied-a-terre eff in heart of FQ $106,500 1418 Chartres B 2/1 Charming w/HUGE 2nd FLOOR BALC.$259,000 1418 Chartres D 2/1 Fullyfurnw/expbrick&glossywdfls.$225,000 421 burgundy #1 1/1 Ground fl condo just off of ctyd. $180,000 1115 Prytania #303 2/2 SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 824 Burgundy #5 1/1 Updated w/tons of FQ charm.POOL.$275,000 412 Dauphine 2B 2/2 Lgcondo.wdfls.Natlight.PossPkng $369,000 COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 2200 Royal comm 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo 512 Wilkinson Row Comm comm condo on quaint FQ street $465,000 840 N Rampart Comm Laundromat~business, not bldg$299,000

6 rooms/2 baths, w&d hkkps, fully equip’d kit. CA&H, wd floors, tile in kit & baths, granite. Balcony, o/s pkng. $1950 + 1 mo deposit. (504) 9451381 or 504-908-1564


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409 Rosa(old Metairie) 1/1 1020 Terpsichore “B” 2/1 718 Frenchman #10 1/1 1205 St Charles 507 Studio 517 Dumaine #4 2/2.5 528 Madison St.” 2d” 1/1 824 Independence “A” 1/1




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

511 & 513 S. CORTEZ ST

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


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

1205 ST CHARLES/$1075

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


Studio, newly remodeled kit & ba, hdwd flrs. $750 mo. Huge 2 BR Apt. Bright, spacious,, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, $1095. Both have Cent a/h, laundry facility avail 24 hrs. Walk 1 blk to St. Charles St Car, easy access to I-10, CBD & FQ. No pets/No smokers. 1-888-2396566.


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


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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



1 br, liv rm, kitch w/all appls, wd flrs, hi ceil. No pets. $750/mo + dep & lse. 895-6394 or cell 289-9977.




6319 S. PRIEUR

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

8217 PLUM ST

Furnished Near univ, 1 br, furn kit, wood flrs, cen a/h, new bath, w/d on site. 1 blk to streetcar & Oak St. $1150/mo, Lease. 504-415-1030


2-3bdrms/1.5baths. Furn kit & laundry, CAC, small backyard. $1500 monthly + pet deposit required. Call (504) 895-8141


1/2 dbl, 2 rms & furn kit, free use of w&d, c-a/h, crtyd. Camp & Toledano Sts. No Dogs please. $680/mo. 3190531.


1 bdrm upper, furn kit, cen a/h, wd flrs, hi ceil, w/d hkps, off st pkg. $775 mo. Arnold Cooper Real Estate. Call between 10am & 4pm. 504-421-6473.

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Nice home on two well landscaped acres; 3 BR, 2 BA. library/office, deep covered front porch, rear deck. Near-by guest cottage 1 BR, 1 BA . $1,700/mo. Stables & pasture avail at extra cost. Hyatt Hood 985-9661131. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

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1BR/1BA, parking, utilities, cable & internet, all for $1850/mo. 1 person only. Up to 6 months lease or negot. Ana Maria, (504) 430-5853. Advantage Realty Group (504) 461-4011


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

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Ticket revenue to benefit the following institutions: Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.), Saturday 8/25; NO/AIDS Task Force, Sunday 8/26; Music Education Programs including: The New Orleans Jazz Institute, The Roots of Music, and St. Augustine High School Marching 100, Monday 8/27; DashThirtyDash, The Times-Picayune Employee Assistance Fund, Tuesday 8/28; The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Wednesday 8/29

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Gambit New Orleans: August 7, 2012  

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Gambit New Orleans: August 7, 2012  

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