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A new book, Flood of Lies, sheds fresh light on the St. Rita’s Nursing Home tragedy and trial — from the lawyer who defended the case.




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Red Dress Run | As its popularity exploded in recent years, it wasn’t always easy to spot the “run” in the Red Dress Run. This year, the two-mile jaunt through the French Quarter and Marigny starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and there’s music by Dash Rip Rock and Cowboy Mouth afterward. There also are two other weekend runs for devoted Hash House Harriers. PAGE 57.

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Sean Hemphill (left) and Gerrard Achelles meet in the ring July 21. Hemphill was the winner.

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n a hot Wednesday afternoon in July, Gerrard Achelles stepped into the ring at the Friday Night Fights boxing gym in Central City to train for an upcoming bout. Wearing blue boxing sneakers and khaki cargo shorts, Achelles bounded around the ring, sweat spraying off his body as he traded blows with his sparring partner. Achelles, 27, was just a month out of prison — where he first learned to box — after serving a 12-year sentence for charges related to an armed burglary. Now a free man, Achelles has turned to boxing to distance himself from his criminal past, a past he says he could have avoided had he put on gloves earlier in his life. “I was caught into the street life,” he said. “If I would have had boxing, I would have had discipline, and if I had discipline, I wouldn’t have been able to do the crimes that I committed.” Born and raised in New Orleans, Achelles hopes to turn a life half-spent in prison into a successful boxing career. This month he plans to attend a boxing camp in Florida hosted by Roy Jones Jr., the first professional boxer to start competing as a light middleweight and eventually win a world heavyweight title. Had Achelles been released from prison three years ago, it

might not have been so easy for him to continue his boxing training. But since 2009, there has been an increasing interest in boxing in New Orleans. At the head of the boxing movement is Friday Night Fights Gym, which hosted his debut fight July 21. Founded by Mike Tata, Friday Night Fights has been producing boxing showcases about every two months for the past three years. The business initially occupied a building on Freret Street, but audiences for the boxing bouts quickly outgrew the space, and Tata took the matches outdoors on the gym’s parking lot. Now the gym is in Central City, and the fights, which consist of several different bouts, have moved to Euterpe Street

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off St. Charles Avenue. Achelles lost that first fight to 17-year-old Sean Hemphill. The three-round bout elicited some of the strongest reactions from the crowd that night and resulted in a judge’s decision for the teenager. Hemphill did have an advantage. His father introduced him to boxing at a young age. His goal, he told Gambit, is to bring boxing prestige to his hometown. “I’ve been boxing as long as I can remember,” Hemphill said. “I love the sport of boxing. This is what I want to do.” Bright futures in boxing in New Orleans are few compared to the sport’s glory days in the early- to mid-1900s. A couple of fights each year draw large numbers of viewers and receive mainstream media coverage, but mixed martial arts, ultimate fighting and other martial arts championships have lured away much of boxing’s traditional audience. New Orleans is no stranger to premiere boxing events. The Superdome hosted legendary boxers Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns when they won world championships. The boxing website The Sweet Science (www.thesweetscience. com) noted that boxing in New Orleans dates back to the late-19th century, and that Louisiana produced three world champions who won their title bouts in New Orleans in the 1950s and ’60s: Joe “Old Bones” Brown (lightweight title, 1956), Willie Pastrano (light heavyweight, 1963) and Ralph Dupas (junior middleweight, 1963). However, the last major boxing match held in New Orleans was in 2000, when Roy Jones Jr. successfully defended his light heavyweight title at the Superdome. Tata has been relentless in marketing his fights and proudly boasts of his experience. “We were the first to put on outdoor fights,” he said. “We’ve done the most, and we have the biggest fights.” The July event was the 31st edition of Friday Night Fights, more fights than all other New Orleans based boxing gyms combined over the past three years. Almost 1,000 people attended that event. Many brought lawn chairs and coolers filled with drinks; others came early and claimed

NEWS + VIEWS balcony seating overlooking the ring at The Blind Pelican next door. For Tata, the fight series is a hobby that gives him the opportunity “to drink beers, womanize and watch some fights,” he says. The gym owner says he doesn’t make any money on the bouts. The $15 ticket price, he says, pays for the ring setup, city permits and some entertainment between bouts. The entertainment aspect is what makes Friday Night Fights stand out. Though officially sanctioned by USA Boxing, the national governing body for amateur boxing, the scene at the last fight skewed far from traditional boxing matches. Between fights, musical acts that took the stage ranged from lip-synchers to a Michael Jackson impersonator to a head-banging rapper who broke a skateboard across his face. Tata acts as emcee and ringmaster, urging the proceedings along between swigs of beer and the occasional obscenity. When fights were held on Freret Street, the crowd consisted mainly of regulars at the Friday Night Fights Gym, according to gym member and aspiring boxer Kim Vu-Dinh. Now, though, she says the crowd includes more people she doesn’t recognize, and she thinks Tata’s emphasis on mid-fight entertainment has attracted a more eclectic crowd. “Mike goes out of his way to make it more than just about boxing,” she said during the July fight. Shortly after, Tata invited women from the crowd into the ring for a beauty contest. Tata had teased the event earlier saying that the winner “gets the crown, gets the sash and gets the cash.” The July event featured 10 fights and lasted three hours. Several former world champions were in attendance, including former International Boxing Association Welterweight Champion Ronald Weaver, who trains men and women. He said boxing isn’t as popular today as it was when he was fighting in the 1980s, but Friday Night Fights reminds him of the sport’s heyday. “It’s a definite blast from the past,” he said. “It makes me think of the good old days.” Weaver echoed Achelles’ idea of boxing as a vehicle for young people to escape dangerous scenarios — and gives young men an outlet for their frustrations.

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The Friday Night Fights series has sparked a renewed interest in boxing in New Orleans and coincides with other gyms and boxing events cropping up around Louisiana. While Tata’s events feature only amateur fighters, Harrah’s New Orleans has staged professional fights downtown and the Landmark Hotel in Metairie has presented Thursday night fights in its grand ballroom. Alvin Smith opened the Crescent City Boxing gym in 2009 down the street from the Friday Night Fights gym. Smith, who also owns Uptown Recycling and was raised in Central City, is more low-key than Tata and doesn’t host amateur bouts. His Erato Street gym boasts two regulation-size boxing rings, air-conditioning and showers. By contrast, the Friday Night Fights Gym has just one ring, no air-conditioning and a portable toilet out back. Smith, who says his gym can safely accommodate more than 1,000 people, will host a professional fight Aug. 11. Like Tata, Smith says promoting boxing in New Orleans is a labor of love and that the fights he produces are not moneymakers. There is an inherent value, however, in having a boxing gym in Central City. “You see a lot of youngsters in the gym, and when you walk in you can feel the excitement in the air,” he said, adding that people who take up boxing, especially at-risk youth, can learn valuable life lessons in the ring. He is working with corporate sponsors to give youth who can’t afford a gym membership an opportunity to work with professional trainers in a professional environment. “The lessons you learn from boxing — perseverance, working out and having the discipline to run four to five miles a day — all of it builds good qualities in young people that will serve them well in life,” Smith says. At the Friday Night Fights gym, lightweight boxer Delvin Parkersaid that having two Central City boxing gyms gives young people in the area an outlet to take out their frustrations by pounding a punching bag or going toe-to-toe with an opponent in the ring. “We all try to find a way to vent our anger,” Parker, a 24-year-old former Marine, said. “I think coming to the gym and punching on a bag is the best way to vent it.”

SCUTTLEBUTT Quote of the week

“She dearly loved her earmarks, using them in a strategic way to help the people at home, focusing on education and empowerment. She fought for people’s everyday needs, from day care centers to literacy programs and shelters for battered women. For years after her final term, Congresswoman Boggs would ring me up to say, ‘Barbara darlin’, I have a little request that can go a long way.’ Even after she left the House, it was clear she never left the people of New Orleans.” — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., on the legacy of former Louisiana Rep. Lindy Boggs, who died July 27 at the age of 97. Boggs, who later became U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, was honored with a visitation at St. Louis Cathedral Aug. 1. After leaving office, Boggs was a familiar face in the French Quarter. She would walk to Mass at the Cathedral each morning from her home on one of the busiest blocks of Bourbon Street. (For more on Boggs and her legacy, see “Politics,” p. 16.)

Out of the pool, kids

Brown pools are out of reach to many Uptown children with limited transportation options, said Babs Johnson, a youth advocate and former member of the advisory panel that created the NORD Commission. Given the millions spent to renovate the pools, keeping them open until the end of the summer would have been a good use of NOLA for Life money, Johnson said. “No one can convince me that we are serious about crime until we have a thriving recreation department that serves our families, especially those most vulnerable/at risk, in a meaningful way,” Johnson said. City Councilwoman Stacy Head said she is concerned that the decision to close the pools shows a lack of independence between the relatively new commission and the mayor’s office. “I believe that keeping the pools open one more week and/or through the weekends until Labor Day would be an appropriate use of NORDC funds,” Head said. “But it is the commission’s ultimate decision. I plan to let the chairman know of my position for next years’ planning.” — ROBERT MORRIS | UPTOWN MESSENGER

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CITY’S OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS CLOSE, SOME SAY TOO SOON Less than two months after Mayor Mitch Landrieu celebrated its reopening with a jubilant splash, the pool at the Lyons Center is now closed for the summer, along with all the other outdoor pools in the city. The pools officially closed July 29. Meanwhile, schools are gradually reopening around the city: the ReNEW and New Orleans College Prep systems have already begun; the KIPP system, ENCORE Academy and about a dozen other campuses reopen this week; and the week of Aug. 12 brings the return of the Orleans Parish School Board and Recovery School District direct-run schools, as well as numerous others. The city had 13 pools open and staffed this summer, the most since Hurricane Katrina, said Tyler Gamble, a spokesman for the mayor. “Traditionally, the City sees a lull in pool usage towards the end of the summer as schools begin to go back in session,” Gamble wrote in an email. “Experience has shown this is the best practice in order to be effective and efficient with taxpayer dollars.” The July 29 pool closing was announced at the beginning of the summer, Gamble noted. Meanwhile, two indoor pools — at Joe W. Brown Park and the Treme Center — remain open year-round. New Orleans City Council President Jackie Clarkson, a New Orleans Recreation Development Commission member, said in a statement that the pools were closed because students would not use them as much when they return to school. Others, however, feel the closures come too soon. The Treme and Joe


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AFTER NATIONAL CRITICISM, EAST BATON ROUGE BACKS DOWN     Following a flurry of local and  national ridicule, East Baton Rouge  Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III apologized  July 29 for a dozen arrests of gay men  using defunct sodomy laws. The Baton  Rouge Advocate revealed that the  agency arrested a dozen gay men from  2011 to 2013 during sting operations  in public parks in which undercover  officers would approach men and ask  them to engage in consensual sex. The  men were then arrested under Louisiana “sodomy laws” that were ruled  unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme  Court in the landmark 2003 case  Lawrence v. Texas.     In his apology, Gautreaux said he  would push for the state to remove the  sodomy ban from Louisiana statutes.  The ban still remains in Louisiana law  because state lawmakers have refused  to repeal it and the men, though arrested, were never prosecuted.      Gautreaux also is working with  Equality Louisiana and Capital City  Alliance to repeal the so-called “crimes  against nature” laws. “Our agency  made mistakes; we will learn from  them; and we will take measures to  ensure it does not happen again,” Gautreaux said in a July 29 letter to Capital  City Alliance.     In June, a series of lawsuits filed by  the Center for Constitutional Rights  removed hundreds of “crimes against  nature” offenders from the state’s sex  offender registry. People convicted of  solicitation for crimes against nature  (oral and anal sex) were required to  register, while people who are convicted of prostitution did not. A law passed  in 2011 equalized the penalties, and  the suits removed previous offenders  from the registry.     Now some lawmakers and organizations are pushing to remove the  language from the law entirely. Equality  Louisiana cites Democratic state Reps. Ted James of Baton Rouge and John Bel Edwards of Amite as supporters.  Meanwhile, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, and Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, agree the  language needs some clarity.     Last week, East Baton Rouge Parish  Metro Councilman John Delgado  also called for an ordinance to protect  LGBT people in Baton Rouge.  — ALEX WOODWARD

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The real housewife of Gonzales TRINA EDWARDS GIVES BIRTH; WILL THE SHOW GO ON?     Former Gov. Edwin Edwards  became a father for the fifth time Aug. 1  when his wife, Trina Scott Edwards,  delivered a boy whom the couple  named Eli. The mother is 34 years old;  the former gov, 85. Meanwhile, what of  the couple’s reality TV series, The Governor’s Wife? Though the project was  first announced in January by the A&E  network and filmed months ago, it has  had several premiere dates announced  and then canceled. Perhaps the birth  of the Edwards scion will provide the  needed push to get the show on the air.  — KEVIN ALLMAN 

Scuttlebits ALL THE NEWS THAT DOESN’T FIT     • Following the shooting death of  a 14-year-old alleged intruder in the  driveway of a Marigny home July 26,  Merritt Landry — who faces a charge  of second-degree attempted murder —  is the recipient of a defense fund seeking $500,000 from online donors. As  of Aug. 2, the social media campaign,  managed by family friend Matthew Parson, had raised nearly $8,400. …     • New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced July 30 — the day  before the department would implement a new policy banning tattoos from  the force — that he would delay the new  rule until Oct. 6. After facing criticism  from local cop organizations and the  media, NOPD will instead consider  other tattoo-covering alternatives. …  — ALEX WOODWARD 


“Suspect Device” creator Greg Peters dies


baseline mistrust for authority, and the demand that you be shown, not told.” Peters, who had a congenital heart condition called aortic stenosis, had been through many hospital visits and surgeries in the last few years, particularly since moving to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. As a veteran of many medical procedures, he was a vociferous supporter of the Affordable Care Act. In July 2009, he created the cartoon above, detailing his health struggles and his frustrations with obtaining

“I’m making fun of them, but I’m also trying to remind people that you have a choice. And if you don’t get involved in it, then it’s going to continue, and they’ll continue to put on the circus show for you, amusing you by proposing laws about pants that show ass crack, or Darwin being racist, at the same time that they’re screwing over your future.” — Greg Peters insurance while having a pre-existing condition. Despite his struggles, he remained optimistic; last May, he had the word “INDESTRUCTIBLE” tattooed down the length of his forearm in elaborate script. Peters is survived by his companion, Gambit contributor Eileen Loh; his former wife, Saundra Scarce of Lafayette; and two sons. Services are pending. —KEVIN ALLMAN


reg Peters, whose award-winning cartoon “Suspect Device” appeared in Gambit, died Aug. 2 following emergency surgery at Ochsner General Hospital. A native of Marquette, Mich., Peters, 50, studied at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and began drawing “Suspect Device” in the mid-1990s, while working at The Times of Acadiana. The strip (named for the Stiff Little Fingers song of the same name) debuted in Gambit in 1998 and continued until 2010. Peters also worked as production director in Gambit’s Baton Rouge offices in the early 2000s. Years before “Get Your War On” popularized the art of cartoons made from clip art, Peters was using intricate stock images to lampoon a host of national, state and local politicos, including former mayor Ray Nagin, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and “recovery czar” Ed Blakely. In 2003, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies recognized Peters’ work in the field of editorial cartooning, writing, “He shows a deep concern for the local politics and character of Louisiana, and his opinions are frequently unexpected. It’s also a very funny cartoon.” Funny — and always furious and rude, juxtaposed with sophisticated writing. In a 2004 profile of Peters and his work, former Gambit Music Editor Scott Jordan noted, “Peters’ craft is fueled by his punk rock-influenced DIY personality and educational background in literary criticism, Marxism, post-structuralism and Buddhism — all meeting the surreal arena of Louisiana politics.” “Louisiana was his playroom, his target, his subject and his home. Nobody found the humor and the laughter in the pain like Greg Peters,” said former Gambit Editor Michael Tisserand, who is completing a book on the pioneering New Orleans cartoonist George Herriman, creator of “Krazy Kat.” “[Peters] was one of the great writers and great cartoonists, and as with many great writers and great cartoonists, there was only a select group of people who recognized his genius.” “The clip art thing was always a punk staple,” Peters told Jordan. “Like the cut-out letters and clip art that Jamie Reid, the Sex Pistols designer, did using Queen Elizabeth with the safety-clip-through-her-cheek picture. They’re very much out of the DIY ethos. And the attitude simply of





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Thrown under the bus he LA Swift bus — which transported 200 people daily between New Orleans and Baton Rouge — reached the end of the road July 31. The bus initially served as a means for New Orleans residents who relocated to Baton Rouge in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to make affordable trips to their homes and jobs, but the service has continued in recent years as a reliable, low-cost transit option between the two cities. For a $10 round-trip ticket, riders took the bus to six cities in south Louisiana. It served more than 12,000 riders each month. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded the program with an annual $2.3 million grant, which relied on a $750,000 local match provided by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). In June, DOTD announced it no longer would subsidize the match. Truth is, Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to include it in his budget for the current fiscal year, which began July 1. Sadly, LA Swift is not the only critical

respond to the challenge. Now we call on state and other local officials to change their perspectives on public transportation. It’s time to treat public transit like a vital organ to the entire region instead of an expensive nuisance. Transit lines are lifelines for many low- and moderate-income people in south Louisiana. Although LA Swift was launched as a temporary solution post-Katrina, it now serves thousands of people who have come to rely on it. And because workers rely on public transportation, the businesses that employ those workers likewise need it. In a June survey of LA Swift’s ridership, more than half of respondents said they depend on the bus for work. Thirty-five percent of riders use it daily, while another 35 percent use it at least once a month. Nearly one-third of riders don’t have any other means of transportation. A May report on ferry usage, conducted by the transit advocacy organization Ride New Orleans, found that more than half of

There’s a disconnect between the economic importance of public transit and the state’s policy and funding decisions. respondents use the Algiers ferry daily to commute to work, and 20 percent have no other transportation. The same surveys found that 11 percent of LA Swift riders work in the hospitality industry, as do 46 percent of Algiers ferry riders. The state’s reluctance to make public transit a priority puts those jobs at risk. For some reason, there’s a disconnect between the economic importance of public transit and the state’s policy and funding decisions. That must change, starting with a holistic approach that recognizes all transit components as vital pieces of an interconnected system. The RTA aggressively expanded streetcar services that will link the Marigny with Uptown. The U.S. Department of Transportation backed the Loyola Avenue streetcar line with a $45 million grant, and another grant added $400,000 more for workforce development. The Loyola Avenue streetcar links downtown businesses and hotels along a commercial corridor, while the historic St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street lines are promoted heavily to tourists. These lines face little danger of losing their funding, yet the ferry and LA Swift, on which local workers rely, get short shrift. Hundreds of cities around the world have reliable, efficient public transit systems. New Orleans should be among them.


means of transportation that has been adversely affected by state budget cuts. As LA Swift’s demise loomed last week, the Algiers ferry abruptly stopped service July 30. The Chalmette ferry had a mechanical problem, and the Algiers ferry was pressed into service in its stead. The Algiers ferry, which is a crucial link between downtown and Algiers Point, didn’t return to regular service until the following afternoon. The ferry already is in dire straits, as DOTD decreased nighttime service hours from midnight to 6:15 p.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. on weekends. Meanwhile, the New Orleans City Council this week will consider a proposed fare schedule put forth by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to keep the Algiers ferry operating at something resembling “normal” service. State lawmakers this year passed a measure by state Sen. David Heitmeier, D-Algiers, to authorize DOTD to contract with the RTA to continue ferry operations. In last week’s commentary (“What’s fare?”), we challenged council members and the RTA to consider a “fair” fare. West Bank residents who work in the downtown hospitality industry are often stuck without a ride to or from work. Algiers businesses — including shops, restaurants, bars and bed and breakfasts — suffer if tourists can’t get a ride to them. We’re glad to see the council and the RTA



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A fond farewell: Lindy Boggs


raciousness is rare in a politician. Genuine kindness ranks not far behind. Most so-called public servants are so focused on themselves and their ambitions that they lose a great deal of their humanity. In the four decades I’ve covered politics, I’ve known only one elected official who literally embodied the qualities of graciousness and kindness: former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs. In a profession peopled by narcissists and jerks, Lindy stood out like Mother Teresa at a biker rally. Lindy died July 27. She was 97. For those who knew her and were touched by her gentle spirit, Lindy’s passing leaves a void that cannot be filled. She had few political adversaries — and no enemies — during her long career. Those new to New Orleans or too young to have known her likely will never encounter anyone quite like her outside of a convent, which, by the way, is where she was educated before she enrolled in Tulane’s Sophie Newcomb College at age 15. It


was at Tulane that she met her husband, T. Hale Boggs. Lindy was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She served there for 18 years, retiring in 1990 to care for her daughter, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, the mayor of Princeton, N.J., who died that year of cancer. While in Congress, Lindy leveraged her seat on the House Banking and Currency Committee to champion the cause of women’s economic rights. She was among the few southern Democratic liberals able to survive politically in a majority white district; by the time she retired she was the only white member of the House with a majority black district. After her retirement, she took a job at Tulane University and became Gambit’s New Orleanian of the Year in 1991. Over the course of her remarkable career, Lindy had many firsts as a woman: the first to chair the Democratic National Convention in 1976; the first to manage two inaugural balls (for John F. Kennedy in 1961 and Lyndon Johnson in 1965);

in 1984 she was among the first women mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate; and in 1997 she was named by President Bill Clinton as the first woman to become U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. She was a devout Catholic. She succeeded her late husband in Congress in a special election in March 1973 after he disappeared in a plane crash in Alaska. Through Hale’s tenure, Lindy was at his side, both as a political wife and as his closest confidant. Along with her husband, Lindy mastered the inner workings of Beltway politics and developed close relationships with leading members of both parties. Among her closest friends were Gerald Ford, who was Hale’s GOP counterpart in the House, and Ford’s wife Betty. That relationship came to represent an era when Democrats and Republicans could fight it out on the floor but still leave the Capitol for dinner or drinks as friends. Relationships mattered far more than partisanship back then, and things got done as a result.

Her combination of Southern charm, keen political insight and a deft sense of timing made her a force on Capitol Hill. She was said to be the only member of Congress who could sidle up to the speaker’s podium and whisper into the ear of Tip O’Neill, the legendary speaker who followed Hale Boggs in rank at the time of Hale’s death. “Lindy had a basic sense of human decency, warmth and kindness that was totally genuine,” says retired Criminal Court Judge Terry Alarcon, who managed Lindy’s congressional campaigns in the late 1970s and ’80s (before Alarcon became a judge). “No matter who you were, Lindy treated you like you were the most important person in the world when you were with her.” On a personal note, one of my favorite interviews ever was one I did with her in the late 1980s. I asked for a breakfast meeting and was told to meet her at home on Bourbon Street. I assumed we’d walk over to Brennan’s, but when I got there she called down from the third floor and

CLANCY DUBOS told me to come up. (She climbed those steep steps like a 12-year-old.) I huffed and puffed to the third floor, only to find Lindy in the kitchen with a spatula in hand and an apron around her waist. “Darling, how do you want your eggs?” she asked. I was speechless. “Lindy, you’re not cooking me breakfast.” She answered more with a look than a retort, then said sweetly, “Darling, you said you wanted to meet me for breakfast. So, I’m making breakfast. I’ve got scratch biscuits in the oven and bacon in the skillet. Now, how do you want your eggs?” That was it. No debate. That kind of charm came naturally to Lindy. The New York Times’ write-up of her death noted that she was famous in Washington for hosting garden parties for up to a thousand guests — and proudly doing the cooking herself. Other than her first campaign to succeed her husband in 1973, Lindy faced only one tough race for Congress. In 1983, her district was redrawn to give it a black majority. A year later, she was challenged by then-former Judge Israel M. Augustine, the first black judge at Criminal Court and a beloved figure in the black community. Alarcon recalls one event from that campaign as a defining moment. “One morning a longtime supporter who

ran a small and no-longer-very-significant political organization came in with this ridiculous budget for his ballot,” Alarcon said. “He wanted $5,000 — and about that time money was really tight. Herman Kohlmeyer, her treasurer, practically had a stroke. I had the unfortunate task of giving Lindy the bad news. “Lindy, of course, said, ‘Give it to him.’ We complained that it wasn’t worth it, that we were running low on cash, but she just smiled and said, ‘You have to remember that there are angels everywhere. You just have to look for them.’ “That afternoon we took her to a local housing project to campaign for black votes, not knowing what kind of reception she would get. Almost as soon as we arrived, dozens of women came pouring out of their apartments, some of them clutching letters they had received years earlier from Lindy, or even Hale. Several of them said, ‘Don’t worry, Miss Boggs. We remember that you were always there for us. We’re gonna be here for you now.’ “She then turned to me and said, ‘You see. There really are angels everywhere. You just have to look for them.’” Boggs won re-election handily, capturing more than a third of the black vote. Now that she is gone, Alarcon said through tears, “We don’t have to look too far to find this angel.”




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had lost everything in Katrina. He left his family in a Houston hotel room when he got a call seeking legal help for Sal and Mabel Mangano, names he knew only from the news. Immediately after his first meeting with the family, Cobb took the case. What ensued was a two-year battle against media pundits, a publicity-hungry state attorney general and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — set against an epic tragedy that forever changed the landscape of Louisiana. “I had some familiarity with representation of health care institutions — doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes — and when I saw the stories [on TV], I said, ‘Forget about a trial, they just ought to take these two guys out and shoot ’em,’” Cobb says. “That’s how the presumption of innocence had been co-opted in me. I thought it was horrific. “Then through this wild circumstance of incredible coincidence — or divine choice, if you believe as Mabel believes — I wind up on the phone with them. And as I’m on the phone with Mabel and her lawyer, I’m sitting in the hotel room and





there on the screen is a helicopter view of them pulling the bodies out of St. Rita’s nursing home. The voiceover by the commentator was, ‘We’re seeing images now of recovery experts taking the bodies out of St. Rita’s Nursing Home. The question on the mind of law enforcement officials is, why didn’t they evacuate?’ And I was on the phone at that very minute with the only person in the world who could answer that question: Mabel.” Cobb admits the Manganos’ case was not one that most lawyers, himself included, normally would accept. It happened that he had just finished reading David McCullough’s book John Adams, which describes Adams’ decision to defend the soldiers in the Boston Massacre after every lawyer in Boston had turned them down. “Adams said that in a free society everyone is entitled to a defense, and if scorn and ridicule and abuse are heaped upon the lawyer who chooses to defend them, then that’s the price he has to pay,” Cobb told Gambit. “I was inspired by that.” Cobb paid a price, too. “Ultimately, my law firm disintegrated,” he said. “When you jump on a case of this magnitude, your other clients can see that you’re in the middle of a big fight and they stop calling you. The sacrifice that you make is cutting yourself off from your established business and cutting yourself off from your partners. You singlemindedly pursue the defense of these two people who have placed their lives in your hands. So the price I paid was that when the case was over, I quit.” He describes Flood of Lies as “a murder mystery with Katrina as the background … a great story with terrible facts at the center of the story.” At the end of the day, he says, “Both sides lost. Nobody won. It was horrible.” — Brad Rhines



WALL OF WATER (From Chapter 7)

It was around 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 29, 2005. Sal Mangano put the rice on and looked out the kitchen window. It was daylight now, but still dark outside because of the storm. He could see downed trees everywhere, but the storm seemed to be weakening. The rain had stopped. There was even a patch or two of blue sky. Sal Jr. and Tanner, Mabel’s brother Tony, and some other men ventured outside to do a quick inspection of the roof. The wind was still blowing but at nowhere near gale force. A huge sense of relief came over all of them. They were still here. It was daylight and they were outside walking around. They had dodged the bullet, they thought. Everyone had survived. As the men made their way around to the side of the building that fronted the highway, Little Sal heard a distant, dull sound. They were all looking up at the building and its damaged roof with their backs to the road. The noise persisted and Sal remembered thinking it sounded like a far-off train. What idiot is running a train in a hurricane, he wondered. He turned around to face the strange sound. Across the road, perhaps two hundred yards away, he saw something he could neither process nor believe. A six-foot wall of water was rushing straight toward the nursing home. Ahead of the advancing water, he observed all manner of four-legged animals fleeing their pursuer. Dogs, horses, wild pigs from the marsh, anything that could run was hauling ass, fleeing for its life. He and the others spun around and sprinted back to St. Rita’s main entrance, screaming: “Water is coming! Water is coming! Get everybody up. Put ’em on mattresses. There’s water coming!” There was no panic, just the sober realization that the sense of salvation they had savored minutes before was a snare and delusion. They had not made it; they had not dodged the bullet. They were about to be under withering attack by something far worse than bullets — they were being attacked by a tidal wave. One could get lucky and dodge a bullet. There was no dodging water. It was instantly everywhere. And it was rising. Within seconds of the men re-entering the building, the wall of water slammed into the structure with the force of a bomb. Mabel was standing by the nurse’s station and the rush of water blew out the half-wall she was leaning against, knocking her to the ground and sending her sprawling some thirty to forty feet. It was as if she were at a water park on a waterslide, unable to control where she went or how far. Little Sal ran through the building in the direction of his house, some 150 feet from the back door. As he exited the building, he found himself in two

to three feet of water. By the time he reached the five-foot fence around his house, he was swimming over it, that’s how fast the water was rising. He ran with his wife and son. Instinctively, they tried to get to their boat, which had been parked on the lawn but was now snagged in a tree. Somehow he managed to locate the boat’s ignition key and a box of spark plugs in the house. He swam back out with these items in his mouth, desperate to reach his boat and release it before it became swamped in the furious floodwaters. Right behind Sal Jr. and family were Tanner and Emmett Unbehagen, the husband of one of the nurses, Angela. Emmett had always come to the home to shelter with his wife and the residents. He had always brought his boat with him on a trailer, because he thought this was the best place to be. Emmett’s boat was chained to the trailer to prevent it from blowing away in the storm. By the time he and Tanner got to it, the chain was holding the boat under water and it was threatening to sink it before they could release it. Fumbling for his keys to unlock the chain, Emmett was pre-empted: Tanner pulled out his gun and shot the lock and the chain off, freeing the boat to do what it was supposed to do — float. It wouldn’t be the last time Tanner would use his pistol on this day. Incredibly, both boat engines started on the first attempt and they headed back to the nursing home, less than a hundred yards away. Some residents were already dead, some were dying, and others were being rescued. When the boats rounded the corner and the front entrance came into view, people could be seen hanging from the gutters up under the eaves. Big Sal had gotten onto the roof by swimming out of the building as the rising waters reached a height of ten feet. He was on the roof straining to keep the front doors open against the pressure of the rising tide. Mabel, almost five feet tall and unable to swim, was half hanging from the gutter, half standing on a raised flower box. She was holding onto a woman named Janie, a borderline retarded resident who was Mabel’s favorite. Janie had panicked as the water rose and frantically grabbed Mabel, dragging her under. They had managed to get outside and now were literally hanging on for their lives. Inside the nursing home, the scene was dark and eerily quiet. After running all night, the generator had fritzed out when rising water hit the wall outlets, about eighteen inches off the floor. From that point forward, and all at once, everything shorted out and the place became immediately dark. The building was coming apart at the seams, from the inside out. Windows and doors were popping out. Walls and partitions were exploding from the sheer force of the tidal surge. Little Sal re-entered the building in a frantic attempt to get people out. The only safe place was the roof. The men formed a rescue chain, passing residents out on anything that floated, putting them in boats and lifting them up onto the roof. Tony was wading down the hallway, PAGE 22


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Some residents were already dead, some were dying, and others were being rescued. checking rooms, yelling to see if anyone was inside. If he found someone, he’d put them on a mattress and pass them on to Sal or Tanner, who would pass them outside to the boats. The brief lull in the weather as the eye of the storm passed overhead ended abruptly. The wind was again at hurricane strength but blew now from a different direction. The rising water became a lake replete with whitecaps — Lake St. Rita. The wind-driven rain returned again, stinging those holding on to each other on the roof. As the water rushed into the building, the back entrance became blocked with debris and floating furniture, an impediment to rescuers trying to get through the glass patio doors. Tanner pulled out his gun and blasted the doors to smithereens. By this time, water had risen above the tops of the door frames and Uncle Tony and Tanner had to dive into rooms in their search for survivors, then take them back under water to get them out of their rooms. They swam their way down the hallway until they found no one and heard no one. The nursing home where love and care and affection had been dispensed in large quantities for twenty years to thousands of people had turned into a water-filled tomb in a matter of minutes. Over the course of the next several months, I would debrief numerous witnesses. Everyone had the same recollection. From the time the water first struck the home until it filled to a depth of eight to ten feet was no more than fifteen to twenty minutes — at most. Mabel recalled hoping and praying that the rising water would just stop rising, level off, and give them a chance to save everyone. There was only one place for the living, and it was on the roof. Some fifty to sixty people clung to life up there, amid pelting rain and winds that threatened to turn them into sodden tumbleweeds. That two dozen of the people on the roof were elderly residents of the home bespoke a rescue effort that was no less than heroic, I thought. But I said nothing, as the Manganos’ stories spilled forth. Instead I scribbled furiously, uncertain what small details in the welter of information might prove crucial or even relevant. Stuck on the roof, the men quickly came to the conclusion that no one would survive riding out the hurricane up there. God only knew how much longer this weather would last. So Little Sal and his son, Tanner, and others began loading the residents into the two boats and taking them away. They went first to Tammy’s house, a couple of hundred yards away. Tammy’s house had something the nursing home didn’t — a second floor — and that ultimately became the difference between life and death. They unloaded the residents in the violent, choppy waters that now formed Lake St. Rita, carried them up to the second floor, laid them down as carefully as possible, and then returned to the nursing home to pick up another load of passengers. They repeated this process over and over and over until all were removed from the roof. The men were physically, completely exhausted. The water, still rising, was lapping at the second story in Tammy’s house. Without much discussion, it was decided to move the residents again to the abandoned Beauregard Middle School, about a half-mile away. It was an old courthouse and it had something Tammy’s house didn’t have — a third story. It was also closer to the Mississippi River and on slightly higher ground. Because of uncertainty as to how high the water would rise, “slightly



higher ground” meant a lot. Little Sal and Tanner carried residents upstairs again, until the father and son were utterly drained of strength. They constructed makeshift beds out of desks and filing cabinets and placed the residents on top of these crude structures to keep them out of the water. Sal Sr. and Emmett grabbed a fireplace poker and some metal pipe and returned to the nursing home by boat. They tore a hole in the metal roof with their bare hands and an improvised tool kit. They yelled into the opening, and, amazingly, heard a response. Several people were clinging to a floating ice machine and had been for five or six hours, defying death. Five of them — three staffers and two residents — were pulled through the hole in the roof, the last people rescued from the building on that terrible Monday.




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The pre-trial skirmishes invariably turned into bloodlettings, but there were victories on both sides. Sleepless night followed sleepless night as the clock ran down. Three days before the opening gavel, I received a phone call from the lead prosecutor. We were barely speaking outside the courtroom. We did all our talking at each other, on the record, in open court. His tone was different this time, less combative. “Jim, I’ve just spoken with [Attorney General Charles] Foti, and I am specifically authorized to have this conversation with you.” That’s good, I thought, what bomb are they going to throw at me this time? Much to my shock and surprise, it wasn’t a bomb; it was an olive branch. He started with a rhetorical question: “You know there are 118 counts pending against the Manganos, 59 counts against each one of them individually?” “That’s correct,” I answered. “The A.G. is prepared to offer your clients the following,” he continued. “If they will plead guilty to only one count of negligent homicide and one count of cruelty to the infirm, we are prepared to recommend to the court that any sentence be suspended and that neither Sal nor Mabel will ever spend a day in jail. We have every reason to suspect that the judge will follow our recommendation on no jail time.” You could have knocked me over with a feather or a small gust of wind. As plea bargain offers go, it was hard to imagine a more generous one. We had fought and fought and fought, and perhaps the A.G. now realized that he could lose the case just as easily as we

“Tell him to go f—k himself. We’re not pleading guilty to something we didn’t do.”

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could. He also had his re-election to consider. If the trial lasted four weeks, the first primary would follow in just a month and a half. A guilty plea would be a notch in his gun belt, virtually assuring his reelection for another four years. But if he lost the case, how would he explain to voters that he had blown the biggest, most publicized case of his entire time in office? I did not want to comment on the offer. “Of course, I’ll need to talk to my co-counsel,” I said, “and ultimately it’s Sal and Mabel’s decision. So let me get back to you.” It was Friday morning. The trial was set to begin Monday. I immediately got Bob (Habans) and John (Reed) on a conference call and told them about the offer. “That’s about as good as it gets,” Bob said. “Eliminating any possibility of jail time is always attractive,” chimed in John. As veteran criminal defense lawyers, anytime Bob or John could resolve a case with no jail time through a plea, when the possible incarceration time exceeded four hundred years, such a deal had to be considered a major victory. Our objective, after all, was keeping this elderly couple out of jail. The case could break either way, and the certainty that neither Sal nor Mabel would spend the rest of their lives in jail was enormously attractive. This was not a decision the lawyers could make. It was up to Sal and Mabel. They would be the ones pleading guilty and accepting responsibility before the whole world. “What do you think they’ll do?” Bob asked. “I have no earthly idea,” I replied, “but I’ll call them and find out.” I called Sal on his cell phone and he answered almost immediately. I relayed the attorney general’s offer to him: a onecount guilty plea and no jail time. “What do you think?” he asked. “Well, Sal,” I said, “as plea offers go, they don’t get any better. It’s only one count, each, and you’ll never spend a night in jail. That takes all the uncertainty out of the case.” “Do you think we can win the case?” he asked. This was the dreaded moment of truth for me, the one all lawyers who hold other people’s lives in their hands fear. I needed to be careful. I did not wish to paint the picture too darkly, nor did I wish to paint a rosy view of how things would turn out. “Mr. Sal,” I said, getting formal with him, “I’ve won cases I should have lost, and I’ve lost cases I should have won. I believe we have a compelling story to tell. But make no mistake about it: jury cases are a crapshoot. I can’t tell you what to do. I can’t even recommend what you should do. The decision is so personal and so important, only you can make it.” There was a long silence as my words sank in. The silence lengthened. To break it, I was about to ask if he had any questions for me. Before I could get the words out, Sal spoke. “Mr. Jim,” he said, “I ain’t pleading guilty to something I didn’t do. I didn’t kill those people and I sure wasn’t cruel to the people whose lives we saved. What about my name and my family’s reputation? I could never look my children or grandchildren in the eye again if I plead guilty to something I didn’t do. I trust you to make this come out right.” “What do you want me to tell the A.G.?” I asked quietly. “Tell him to go f—k himself. We’re not pleading guilty to something we didn’t do.”




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(or perhaps because of it), misconceptions, some entering the realm of myth, still abound. “A misconception I hear a lot is ‘I know he’s not the problem, because he has a child already — it’s clearly my problem,’” says Dr. Lindsay Wells of Audubon Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in New Orleans. “In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause.” That includes men who previously have fathered a child, she says. “Therefore, early evaluation of the male in a couple with infertility is essential.” Wells adds that celebrity culture has led America to believe it’s fairly common and easy for women in their 40s and 50s to have healthy pregnancies. “The biggest misconception in patients coming to see me is that it is OK to wait until their late 30s or early 40s to have children. (They say,) ‘I see lots of women in Hollywood having babies in their 40s, so why can’t I?’” This leads to yet another misconception: that in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and science can achieve what nature cannot. IVF has relatively low success rates in women older than 40, Wells says: less than 20 percent per cycle for women 40 to 42 years old, and less than 5 percent for women 43 and older. While the normal treatment for older women is directed toward stimulating egg production in the ovaries and assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF, “these treatments have very disappointing success rates beyond the age of 40,” Wells says. “A woman’s best reproductive years are in her 20s,” according to the doctor. “Fertility gradually declines in the 30s,

particularly after age 35. Each month she tries, a healthy, fertile 30-year-old woman has a 20 percent chance of getting pregnant. By age 40, that chance is less than 5 percent per cycle. These are important numbers for women to know.” Sartor says she has seen her share of patients who have delayed childbearing until their 40s and are counting on IVF. “But IVF isn’t going to fix everything that’s wrong,” she says. “IVF, as good as it’s become, is not going to address the aging of the ovaries. “If you wait until you’re past your mid-30s, it’s more likely that things are going to happen that affect the fallopian tubes or the uterus (such as fibroids or endometriosis, which can cause scar tissue and hamper normal function). A lot of times those issues can be addressed surgically or through medication, but what cannot be reversed is the aging of the eggs. There are no medications that can change the age-related decline.” Sartor says women shouldn’t assume they can achieve a later-in-life pregnancy. “Women peak in their ability to conceive in their mid-20s, and then it stays about the same until the mid-30s, then it starts dropping — and then at 40 it really starts dropping much more rapidly. “When I first went into practice, I didn’t feel patients were encouraged to get pregnant sooner rather than later. And now, [obstetrician/gynecologists] are getting better about that. They’re starting to tell women at 32, ‘You really want to think about starting your family.’” Part of the reason women feel comfortable delaying pregnancy is the media’s portrayal of women, Sartor says. “In our society now, there’s a dissonance

between what the actual ovarian age is and what the cultural and social concepts are of fertility,” she says. “A woman can look like she’s 26 when she’s 47 — we’ve gotten so good with our anti-aging treatments — and we have the concept that 50 is the new 40, that 40 is the new 30. This concept is that by staving off normal aging, or at least the appearance of aging, our ovaries are doing the same thing. But they’re not.” Other fertility myths and misconceptions: • It’s easy to get pregnant. High school sex-education classes are so focused on preventing teen pregnancy “that people think unprotected sex automatically means pregnancy, when in fact, Mother Nature is very inefficient,” Sartor says. “In the best of circumstances, a pregnancy occurs only 20 percent of the time people have unprotected sex. We won’t even start (an infertility) workup until patients have gone one year without conception, or the woman is over 35.” • Coital positions affect conception. “Position doesn’t make any difference at all,” Sartor says. “You don’t have to lie down for 30 minutes after sex; you don’t have to hang from the ceiling by your feet. … Many people also believe that diet or coital frequency can affect the gender of the baby. Those are myths.” • A woman’s ovaries are the same biological age she is. “Decreased ovarian reserve” is a phenomenon in which the ovaries and eggs act older than they are. While there are tests to detect this, there is no cure. • Freezing eggs is a good hedge against infertility later in life. “There is a lot of noise in the media about PAGE 28


llison and Eric had been trying to conceive for nearly two years before they were referred to The Fertility Institute of New Orleans. After months of keeping ovulation charts and obsessing over her menstrual cycle, “We went and had testing done and found out it was a male factor,” says Allison, 35. The discovery threw the couple for a loop. “I was surprised,” she says. “Women are traditionally the ones handling birth control and having to watch for our period each month, so traditionally the female is the one focusing on it. “When you’re trying to conceive, you, the female, are the one obsessing over it — figuring out when you’re ovulating, and peeing on sticks all the time, and the guy is somewhat oblivious. “When you realize that you did all that work and there was no way you could have known (what was keeping you from conceiving), there was no way you could have tested for that at home — it’s a shock.” It’s a common misconception, says Allison’s obstetrician, Dr. Sissy Sartor, an infertility specialist at The Fertility Institute. “If you’re not conceiving, the burden of guilt, so to speak, is on the female,” she says. “A lot of couples don’t realize that 35 to 40 percent of the time, there’s going to be a male factor. And they’re very surprised when they find out.” Advancements in medical sciences make pregnancies possible for thousands of couples who, years ago, would not have had a chance of conceiving: older couples and people with once-irreparable medical conditions, for example. But despite the wealth of information available on the Internet

Myths and misinformation about conception







utilizing egg freezing as a way of keeping your fertility. ... The thing about egg freezing that doesn’t come out is that it works best in young eggs. I’m seeing alot of women in their late 30s and early 40s saying, ‘I want to freeze my eggs,’ when it often is too late. If you’re contemplating egg freezing, you really should do it before age 35.” • Birth control pills cause infertility. “The birth control pill does not cause infertility — short-term or long-term,” Sartor says. In Norma and David’s case, too much Internet research made matters worse. Norma, 34, had dealt with endometriosis and other medical problems and did not conceive for several months after the couple quit using birth control in 2010. “My husband’s the one who did the Internet research, and he read a lot of negative stories and he became very negative himself,” Norma says. “I didn’t even want to go online.” Once the couple visited fertility specialists, they learned that IVF was their best bet. Norma’s eggs were harvested, fertilized and produced nine embryos. When she had her first transfer, the prognosis was good, but the embryos failed to implant. “And I obsessed over every little thing I did or didn’t do,” Norma says. “‘What did I do wrong? Was I moving around too much? Did I get up too fast?’ I was upset and disappointed.” Distraught, Norma turned to yoga. “I know yoga helped me,” she says. “It made me focus on the present and not think about what happened in the past or what’s going to happen in the future.” With a new outlook, Norma and David went through a second embryonic transfer — and that treatment worked. “Yoga made me relax and be more comfortable,” Norma says. “I really, honestly believe that was a big help for me. I finally realized I’m doing all the right things to become a mother. ... The next time around, my state of mind was completely different.” As for Allison and Paul, they are going through a second procedure in which sperm is injected directly into the egg. Allison says she went online to research it and found information that scared her about her prospects for success. Sartor says couples must be careful about where they get information. “We view the Internet as mostly positive, but it can be a doubleedged sword,” she says. “If you’re a successful person, directed, always in control, and you’re not conceiving, you’re on that Internet 24/7. Even if you’re smart as hell, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Taking the Internet with a grain of salt is good advice. “Even better? Forget the Internet and talk to a doctor.”

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arrie Lawrence, a registered dietitian at Terrebonne General Medical Center, didn’t gain the freshman 15 when she went to college. She credits her nutrition classes and involvement in sports (track and cheerleading) for helping her keep off the weight. But most college freshmen don’t have the knowledge or level of activity Lawrence did. “When kids are at home, the parents shop and cook, and in college, it’s all on you,” Lawrence says. “It’s a big transition and a big learning process.” Lawrence says studies cite an average weight gain of seven to 15 pounds for college freshmen, and the weight gain can’t be chalked up to slowing metabolisms or the “filling out” that comes with getting older. “When you’re 17 or 18, you have a great metabolism,” Lawrence says. “That has nothing to do with [the freshmen 15].” Culprits include meal plans with unlimited access to cafeterias, many of which serve fast food, late-night snacking and high-calorie drinks like beer and iced moCOLLEGE MEAL PLANS THAT OFFER ALMOST UNLIMITED ACCESS chas. A lack of sleep also can lead to poor food choices, TO FOOD AND LOTS OF CALORIE-DENSE CHOICES ARE ONE OF THE REASONS COLLEGE FRESHMEN GAIN WEIGHT. and students who were athletic in high school may become less active if they aren’t playing sports in college. “On a collegiate level, it’s a lot harder to be involved in sports, so many students aren’t as active as they used to be,” Lawrence says. “The solution is to stay active. Even if you aren’t involved in competitive sports any more, you can get involved with intramural activities.” Lawrence recommends students work out with friends by taking exercise classes or jogging together. “When you have a friend, you’re a lot more likely to do it instead of having to push yourself to do it alone,” she says. She also recommends students be aware of what they’re eating and follow a few healthy guidelines. Her tips for healthy eating are below.


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Know stress eating is real.


Beware of the cafeteria.


Buy nonperishable healthy foods like mixed nuts, dried fruit and protein bars in bulk at discount retailers.

Use the gym.

Tuition pays for many things, among them a membership to your campus gym. Exercise reduces stress and is an opportunity to socialize. Aim for 30 minutes of cardio a day.

Eat snacks or “mini-meals” every three or four hours to help avoid binge eating.

Carry snacks to eat between classes, like prepackaged nuts, dried fruit, yogurt, cheese sticks and granola bars.



Eat by the clock.

Avoid skipping breakfast (which is actually the meal when students should eat the most) and resist late-night munchies (eating after 10 p.m. is directly associated with weight gain).

College is a stressful time. Be aware of feelings, and instead of eating for comfort, try being around positive people, exercising and avoiding procrastination. Student health centers offer counseling if the stress becomes too much to handle alone. Steer clear of buffets that often are loaded with simple carbohydrates, high-calorie meats, sauces, salad dressings and desserts. A healthy plate should comprise fruits, lean meat or fish, vegetables and whole grains.

Grocery shopping and packing lunches save money and calories.


Be aware that excessive alcohol consumption causes weight gain.

Alcoholic beverages are full of empty calories, and drinking can encourage late-night snacking. Avoid drinking in excess, and when you do drink, balance alcohol with plenty of water to prevent bloating, curb hunger and assist digestion.


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The 21st Amendment Bar celebrates cocktails, drinking culture and the speakeasy era By Kathleen Allain


Manager Angela Gay holds a hand-crafted cocktail and she discusses the vintage photographs of Prohibition-era scenes and characters at 21st Amendment bar. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

percent discount on drinks and — if they live in the French Quarter — a chance to have a cocktail named after them. Besides its Prohibition-inspired decor, 21st Amendment has something that sets it apart from other bars. “Most high-end bars with handcrafted cocktails take so long to get a drink,” Gay says. “We wanted to avoid that. ... Our drinks are still handcrafted, but you can get a second drink in under a minute.” House-infused liquors include peanut Maker’s Mark, jalapeno and roasted bell pepper Jose Cuervo Silver, avocado Tres Agave Anejo tequila and floral syrup. Drink names play on Prohibition themes, such as The Jake Walk, a term that refers to the paralyzation that sometimes resulted from drinking bad moonshine; Canned Heat; and Marcello’s Manhattan, named for the Mafia boss. As Gay’s husband begins to list locals who visited La Louisiane in its heyday, he is cut off by a gasp from Gay as she watches the crystal chandelier swing back and forth above her husband’s head. “Look at it!” she says, pointing to the chandelier. “Did you see that? It was rocking when you were saying those names!” And they weren’t even drinking.


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he 21st Amendment Bar (725 Iberville St., 504-378-7330; pays tribute to the end of Prohibition — and celebrates hand-crafted cocktails made with house-made syrups, locally grown herbs and infused spirits. The speakeasy-inspired decor and vintage black-and-white photographs of mobsters and scenes from the 1920s and ’30s hint at the building’s history. It was the Creole restaurant La Louisiane, which opened in 1881 and later was owned by Gulf Coast Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello and Jimmy Brocato, better known as “Diamond Jim” Moran, a close friend to Huey P. Long as well as a host of mob bosses. The staff believes the bar is haunted — perhaps by some of those mobsters or Moran himself, who died of a heart attack in the restaurant in 1958. “Ooh, I love this one!” bar manager Angela Gay says, pointing to a photograph of a woman grinning and holding a barrel of liquor with a label that reads, “Repeal the 18th Amendment.” This photo, along with others of congressmen drinking, police raiding speakeasies and protesters holding signs declaring “We want beer,” are just a few of the black-and-white pictures on the walls. Playful accents, such as art deco lamps on the copper bar and vintage Tommy guns above cedar liquor cabinets, give the bar a recreated 1920s ambience. The bar is just off Bourbon Street, but it caters to locals, offering them a 20






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whole fish, raw bar dishes, homey sides

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an invigorating, openfire interpretation of familiar seafood

Peche Seafood Grill cooks whole fish for two or more diners to share. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

By Ian McNulty




Donald Link takes a tip-to-tail approach to Gulf seafood. s we dug snowy-white meat from between the bones of a hog snapper at Peche, it wasn’t just the name of the fat, whole fish before us that brought to mind a Cajun boucherie. Rather, it was the bigger picture guiding this fascinating new restaurant from chef Donald Link. Like the pig made into charcuterie, chops and hams at a traditional boucherie, fish come to Peche whole and go out to tables as seafood salads and crudo dressed with oils and herbs, in fillets and steaks and, most dramatic, intact from tip to tail. Many of the cooked items spend time over an open wood fire that’s visible from the dining room. This elemental but demanding cooking style produces dishes that look straightforward but can unfurl a depth of flavors. The hog snapper, for instance, was broiled in its own juices as the skin crisped to a charred pinkish-red. Eating it was a group effort that felt like unpacking a picnic basket prepared by someone else. The fish kept giving surprises, and the bits we extracted from little crevices proved the most flavorful. Such are the peculiar delights of Peche, a restaurant that comes along at the right time, with more interest now in holistic and transparent paths to the plate, and from the right team. Link’s other nearby restaurants, Herbsaint, Cochon and Butcher, have built brand credibility, and here he and chefs/partners Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt are le-

Neil McClure grew up in a family that went whole hog for barbecue. Outside his childhood home in Florida, the McClures rigged a barbecue spit using a washing machine motor and the rear axle from a 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. “For every family get-together we cooked a whole pig,” McClure says. “My first job was watching the fire.” After a career in fine-dining restaurants, McClure is back to a grown-up version of that first job. His new Uptown restaurant McClure’s Barbecue (4800 Magazine St., 504-301-2367; opened last week, and he can usually be found in back tending a smoker full of ribs, brisket, chicken, sausage and the makings for pulled pork. McClure was a familiar face at Dante’s Kitchen (736 Dante St., 504-861-3121;, the Riverbend restaurant where he was a manager for 10 years. That’s also where he started McClure’s Barbecue in late 2011 as a pop-up on days when the restaurant was closed. The response to his traditional “low and slow” approach to barbecue was swift and strong and soon he began planning a fulltime restaurant. McClure’s Barbecue is a small, spare

veraging some of it as they ask diners to try an unconventional approach to Gulf seafood. Sweet grilled tilefish, fried grouper neck (all luscious morsels packed around bones and fin), raw swordfish with crisp radishes and leeks — this isn’t the stuff of a normal Saturday night fish fry. The menu format requires a bit of pliancy from customers, too. Some whole fish costs $40 to $50, and though it’s intended to be shared, some guesswork goes into portioning a meal. The bar is elegant and supplied with intriguing wines and beer by the pitcher, while the dining room is long, laid-back and typically very loud. Between all the exposed wood, weathered beams and bench seating, it can feel more like a gourmet barn party than a fine-dining venue, and that casual vibe fits the style of the times too. There are more customary dishes than whole fish, like an excellent cut of wahoo with field peas and chili vinaigrette. Small plates can be hits (ground shrimp and tender noodles, anything from the raw bar) or misses (fried catfish that turns soggy in bland potlikker). But noshing on small plates at the bar is not the best way to experience Peche. Diners can do that at countless other restaurants. Team Link has a vision in play here, and it becomes a very compelling one to share while passing grilled vegetables and hunks of herb-strewn fish around a table of friends.

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Since the 1800s, the Di Majo Norante family has cultivated grapes and produced wine in the Molise region in southern Italy. The terrain is mountainous and the winery’s hillside vineyards are exposed to abundant sunshine and nourished by the coastal climate. This full-bodied, 100 percent sangiovese wine offers aromas of violets, red berries and hints of leather and spice. On the palate, taste layered flavors of sour cherry, blackberry, earthiness, oak notes and mild acidity. Decant 30 minutes before serving. Drink it with grilled meats, sausage, roasted fowl and game, bruschetta, charcuterie and aged cheeses. Buy it at: Hopper’s Carte des Vins and Cost Plus World Market at Elmwood Shopping Center. Drink it at: Maximo’s Italian Grill and Tony Mandina’s Restaurant.


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interview operation, with a handful of plank tables, counter service and a BYOB policy. Meats are served by weight or by the piece, as plates with sides and as sandwiches on Vietnamese-style pistolettes from Dong Phuong Bakery. McClure has an array of six sauces, which represent different barbecue regions around the South and one hybrid Asian version he describes as a “Kansas City sauce with hoisin, soy, some Sambal Oelek and other seasonings.” During its pop-up run, McClure’s served barbecue and side dishes familystyle in more-or-less unlimited portions. The restaurant will offer that service style on Tuesday nights, with a pay-one-price deal (the amount still to be determined). “We’ll push all the tables together and throw food at people until they cry mercy,” McClure says. McClure’s Barbecue serves lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.

Creole Italian


KEITH DUSKO PROPRIETOR OF CHIBA ew Jersey native Keith Dusko spent much of his 20s competing in professional Formula-1 racecar circuits and working jobs ranging from financial sales to bartending to fund the pursuit. In 2001, he got his first position at a Japanese restaurant in Manhattan and went on to help run a Japanese restaurant group with nine properties around New York. He later moved to New Orleans and early in 2012 opened Chiba (8312 Oak St., 504-826-9119;, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar with a more contemporary menu than normally found locally. You’re not Japanese, but you own a Japanese restaurant. Why does that still seem rare? Dusko: That’s a fair question, and it comes up. I had a Japanese couple come in and ask for the owner. The waitress pointed to me and they said, “No, the Japanese owner.” They couldn’t believe it. I think one reason is that it takes, basically, an apprenticeship to really understand this cuisine and be able to deliver it in a restaurant experience. The people I worked for in New York showed me everything, and that’s where I learned it. We might regard sushi as simple and elegant. What don’t we see behind the scenes? D: That’s the art of this business, that’s the 18-hour day you put into it to make it look simple. What you don’t see is all the work to keep this very complex supply chain going; you don’t see the choreographer screaming at the dancers backstage. I think that’s one reason chains haven’t been able to make sushi restaurants work on a national scale, even though they’d love to. The business model is very complex. What would you like people to understand about your approach? D: New Orleans diners are pretty open-minded but we have gotten some pushback on some things, like fruit-infused ceviche or using fruit in some of the rolls. People can be intimidated by this restaurant. There’s no crunchy roll on the menu for a reason. But when they allow the server to guide them and show what we do that’s different, that’s where the wow factor comes in. If I don’t get that reaction, then I’m disappointed because that’s what I’m aiming for.

Cool eats

Throughout the month of August, more than 50 local restaurants are participating in the city’s COOLinary promotion by offering 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 Convention and Visitors Bureau and the idea is to help fill dining rooms during the typical summer lull in tourism and convention business. For locals who take up the offer, it can boil down to a bargain summer restaurant tour. Visit for a list of participating restaurants and their COOLinary menus. This year, some restaurants also are promoting extra deals alongside their COOLinary menus, including drinks specials such as half-priced house wine and draft beer at Manning’s Eat-DrinkCheer (519 Fulton St., 504-593-8118; and discounted beer and cocktails at Brigtsen’s (723 Dante St., 504-861-7610; Find details on the website under “special offers.”

Twin span

Twin brothers Edward and Anthony Charles hope to open an Italian restaurant together someday, and they’re taking a pop-up path to help build finances and a following. The vehicle is Gemellis (based on the Italian word for twins), which offers a fixed-price, family-style Italian feast, and the latest edition is Friday, Aug. 9. Edward Charles is sous chef at the Uptown bistro Lilette (3637 Magazine St., 504-895-1636; www.liletterestaurant. com), where he’s been hosting Gemellis dinners periodically since late 2012. These dinners have always been on Monday nights when Lilette is normally closed. Lilette is on its annual summer break through Aug. 13, so this next Gemellis is taking over the restaurant for a prime-time slot on Friday night. The setting at Lilette is stylish, but the Gemellis format is laid-back, with four courses served family-style on shared platters. Wine is included in the $60 price, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, email or call (504) 432-1380.

Cafe Reconcile 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157 The Thursday special is white beans and shrimp.

Joey K’s Restaurant 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997 Creamy, Creole-style lima beans with ham on the bone is a Wednesday special.

La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252 Salvadoran refried black beans fall somewhere between side dish and sauce.

Lebanon’s Cafe 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200 Fava beans are mashed with garlic, lemon and jalapenos for a dip known as faul.

Russell’s Marina Grill 8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980 Classic red beans and rice comes with a hatchet-sized ham shank.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “While solitary eating is generally regarded as a sad ritual of refueling — a symptom of anomie in a busy, crowded, and uncaring world — fine dining can be another matter altogether. Order smaller portions and try more variety; don’t immerse yourself in emails and stop and smell the rosé.” — Christopher Dickey, writing in The Daily Beast about what he calls “the joys and benefits of eating alone.”


It’s commonplace to find Italian influences on contemporary Creole menus, where ravioli and remoulade often share the page. But the new menu at Dick & Jenny’s (4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 504894-9880;, which debuts this week, has undergone an extensive Italianization that gives it more of a dual identity. Local restaurateurs Kelly Barker and Cristiano Raffignone recently purchased Dick & Jenny’s. Barker hails from Houma, and Raffignone is from Liguria, Italy. In 2000, the couple opened Cristiano Ristorante in Houma to showcase his native cooking in her hometown. In 2003, they bought Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine St., 504-891-8495; and earlier this year, they staged a weekly pop-up at Martinique Bistro featuring Italian dishes from Cristiano. Raffignone says feedback from diners convinced them to revamp Dick & Jenny’s menu with similar dishes. Cristiano chef Lindsay Mason and Dick & Jenny’s chef Stacy Hall worked together on the new menu, which melds some of Dick & Jenny’s contemporary Creole bestsellers with Cristiano’s Italian dishes. Fried oysters with remoulade and coleslaw and fried green tomatoes with crabmeat are still on the appetizer list, but now there’s also calamari, beef carpaccio and Caprese salad. Osso buco, veal piccata and pappardelle with pulled duck confit are some of the new entrees listed alongside beef short ribs with grits and gravy, bouillabaisse and stuffed pork loin. The namesake husband-and-wife team of Jennifer and Richard Benz opened Dick & Jenny’s in 1999 in a bargeboard cottage. They sold it in 2006 to a group led by some of their former employees. Earlier this year, Raffignone and his wife bought it. Raffignone says they are preserving the restaurant’s current ambience. Dick & Jenny’s serves lunch Tuesday through Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday. Reservations are accepted.








you are where you eat

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

AMERICAN KNUCKLEHEADS EATERY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www. — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 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. $

RENDON INN’S DUGOUT SPORTS BAR — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 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. $ HICKORY PRIME BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 2778507; www.hickoryprimebbq. com — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SAUCY’S — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www. — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS CHEESEBURGER EDDIE’S — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www. — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — 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. $ BREADS ON OAK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., (504) 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. $$ CAFE NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 4821264; — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations

accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. The Cobb salad features grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, shredded carrots and cabbage, Monterey Jack and blue cheeses, applewoodsmoked bacon, hard boiled egg, avocado, tomatos, cucumbers, green onions, croutons and choice of dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations 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., (504) 8918280; www.jungsgoldendragon2. com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERT ANGELO BROCATO’S — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; — This sweet shop and serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — Citywide; www. — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet

Tivoli & Lee (936 St. Charles Ave., 504-962-0909; serves creative dishes and craft cocktails. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes inlcuding char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE LANDING RESTAURANT — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www. — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MA MOMMA’S HOUSE — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; — Traditional home-style Creole dishes include red beans and rice, shrimp pasta, fried chicken, cornbread and more. Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ROUX ON ORLEANS — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans. com — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 8229503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wetbattered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No


O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys. com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. 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. $







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

PoBoys PoBoys PoBoys 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


reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$





JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — The Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. The Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 8882010; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $


MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium’s

Chad’s Bistro (3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-838-9935; serves fried eggplant medallions layered with crabmeat over angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with house-made boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QWIK CHEK DELI & CATERING — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ETHIOPIAN CAFE ABYSSINIA — 3511 Magazine St., (504) 8946238 — The menu includes a

variety of wots, traditional stews served over injera bread, and tibs, dishes of sauted meats or vegetables. Yebeb alicha is lamb in mild garlic-ginger curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH BAIE ROUGE — 4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; — Shrimp and risotto Milanese features jumbo shrimp cooked with lemon over saffron risotto served with hericots verts. Pig Dip features pork debris, caramelized onions and garlic aioli on French bread with a side of smoked pork jus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 8918495; www.martiniquebistro. com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and

OUT to EAT a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 8949797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill. com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the

MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ RISTORANTE FILIPPO — 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie (504) 835-4008 — The Creole-Italian menu includes a crabmeat salad featuring half of a tomato filled with jumbo lump crabmeat over romaine lettuce dressed with remoulade and balsamic vinaigrette. Veal Sorrentina is sauted veal layered with prosciutto and eggplant, topped with marinara and mozzarella and served with spaghetti marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like vealand 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., (504) 826-9119; — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi

chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www. — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY 7 ON FULTON — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; — New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Ovenroasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 9344900; www.heritagegrillmetairie. com — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap

Tommy’s Cuisine


Tomas Bistro 746 Tchoupitoulas St. New Orleans, LA. 70130 504.581.1103

· rehearsal dinners · cocktail parties · weddings and receptions · business meetings · customized menus available · located in Warehouse Arts District


TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$


OUT to EAT peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 5532277; — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — 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. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5254790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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


BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 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. $$ TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 2273808; — This eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with gallo pinto, fried pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains and fried cheese. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — This elegant French Quarter hideaway is styled like an English manor and is known for its martini menu. Louisiana crab and roasted Creole tomato fondue is finished with manchego cheese, scallions and grilled crostini. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www. — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LITTLE GEM SALOON — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; — Little Gem offers Creole dining and live jazz. Chef Robert Bruce prepares dishes including Two Run Farms oxtail stew, Creole crab cakes with caper-lemon beurre blanc and fish amandine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than twodozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich

WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

OUT to EAT SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS BEAR’S AT THE BOTTOMLINE — 3309 Division St., Metairie, (504) 455-6613 — Bear’s po-boys feature Gendusa loaves filled with its signature roast beef, fried shrimp and other standards. Burgers are char-broiled. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ BEAR’S POBOYS AT GENNAROS — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The 10-ounce Bear burger is topped with roast beef debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on a toasted brioche seeded bun and served with fries or loaded potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes chargrilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp

CHAD’S BISTRO — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro. com — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat is a bread loaf filled with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, poboys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SERGIO’S SEAFOOD — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; — The Fritanga plate includes a grilled petit filet mignon, pork loin, gallo pinto, fried plantains, fried cream cheese and cabbage salad. Center-cut beef tenderloin is topped with chimichurri and served with a baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504)

888-5533; www.austinsno. com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www. — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlights the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ ROLLS-N-BOWLS — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; rollsnbowlsnola — This casual eatery serves a variety of spring rolls, pho, rice and vermicelli bowls, banh mi, a few stir fry entrees and bubble tea. The vermicelli noodle bowl features noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots and shrimp are an optional addition. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $


KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $

and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$




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Sound bites Reviews of four recently released albums By Will Coviello and Alex Woodward Dumpstaphunk Dirty Word Louisiana Red Hot

Missing Monuments Missing Monuments Dirtnap Punk rock everyman King Louie Bankston and Missing Monuments made a big splash with the punk bubblegum on 2011’s Painted White. With the band’s self-titled follow-up album, the crew barrels through stripped-down, straightforward power-pop with earnest, more personal stage-dives on tracks like “Tru Luv” and “Dead to Me,” loaded with sweetheart harmonies on the chorus. Unlike the Goner Records camp of lo-fi, blownout garage rock, Missing Monuments keep its guitars clean and bubblegum without sacrificing volume or losing its admirably sloppy urgency. Repetitive riffs lay the hooks on thick, laid out for cheeseball guitar shredding and wordy verses. The labored groove on mid-album track “Grizzly Star” grinds the

Preservation Hall Jazz Band That’s It! Legacy Recordings That’s It! earned praise before it even appeared on record store shelves. In its 50-year career, Preservation Hall Jazz Band released its first-ever collection of original material, an accomplishment unto itself for a band busy doing exactly what its namesake suggests. The band is the de facto treasurer for New Orleans jazz, protecting and enshrining legacy material from the great American jazz songbook at home or around the globe. On the titular opening track, rolling drums and cymbal taps roll out a dusty red carpet for a big burst of horns, like some forgotten big band lost in a smoky New Orleans jazz hall. That darkness lingers throughout, but Preservation Hall musicians are masters at exuberant highs — like “Dear Lord (Give Me the Strength)” and Charlie Gabriel’s sweet show-stealer “I Think I Love You.” The band doesn’t shy from the familiar feel of old New Orleans jazz, but it embraces fresh twists to a format it knows inside and out, whether fading horns and a dancing drum kit on “Sugar Plum” or Mark Braud’s moody trumpet riffs piercing “Rattlin’ Bones” and “August Nights.” My Morning Jacket’s Jim James took a shine to the band over the last few years, and he co-produced the album with Preservation Hall bandleader Ben Jaffe. It was recorded at the hall, capturing the band at its best: in its element inside the intimate space. James and Jaffe were wise not to attempt to redefine jazz music but add to its traditions. — WOODWARD

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Dumpstaphunk features (left to right) Ian Neville, Tony Hall, Nikki Glaspie, Nick Daniels III and founder Ivan Neville.

PHOTO BY MICHAEL WEINTROB Star & Dagger released a video for “Your Mama Was a Grifter” as a sort of calling card for the band, but it works better visually as an indication of what Tomorrowland Blues is all about. The song is a hard-edged blues romp, and the video looks like an encapsulated remake of Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, with a black-and-white Southern California desertscape overrun by thrill-seeking vixens. The reference has been made before: Bassist Sean Yseult is a veteran of White Zombie, which used a sound sample from the film in the song “Thunder Kiss ’65.” The video was shot near where the band recorded much of the album at David Catching’s Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree, Calif. Catching (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal) produced the album and adds slide guitar work to “Grifter.” But “Your Mama Was a Grifter” is the gentlest song on the album. The other nine tracks feature crunching and snarling guitar riffs much more in line with the metal of White Zombie and hard rock of guitarist Dava She Wolf’s Cycle Sluts from Hell. Von Hessling (aka Marcy Hesseling) sings lead vocals. The title track and “Selling My Things” may suggest bluesy laments, but the album has a take-no-prisoners sound and creed. Various lyrics suggest bourbon and pills are less medicinal than fuel for the fire, and Tomorrowland Blues glints with the apocaplyptic luster (“End of Days”) of metaledged hard rock. — COVIELLO


Dumpstaphunk marked its 10th anniversary with the release of its second album, Dirty Word. Ivan Neville brought two bass players aboard when he originally put together the band. The low-end foundation provided by Nick Daniels III and Tony Hall helped the group assume the mantle of funk royalty from the elder generation of Nevilles, including Ivan’s father Aaron and guitarist Ian Neville’s father Art. But the grooves on Dirty Word reach beyond Meters’ and New Orleans sounds and echo other 1970s funk. The band has forged its sound gigging rather than in the studio, but this album doesn’t fall back on long jams. Vocals are shared, including by drummer Nikki Glaspie, formerly of Beyonce’s live band, who joined the group in 2011. Several of Ivan’s songs delve into socially conscious messages (“They Don’t Care,” “Reality of the Situation”). And guests add a lot to many tracks, including the addition of Flea’s bass on “If I’m in Luck” and Ani DiFranco’s vocals on the title track. Some of the most pleasing songs are punched up with horns, including Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Skerik on “I Wish You Would” and Grooveline Horns on “I Know You Know” and “Water.” The closing track “Raise the House” features Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band and Art Neville in a party song that’s an appropriately raucous final blowout. — COVIELLO

four-on-the-floor pace to a halt, but the Rick Springfield-cribbed riffs on “Super Hero” spring it back to life. Album closer “Heart and Soul” nails the band’s full-throttle power-pop mission statement: singalong riffs, sing-along verses and an air guitarworthy solo long enough to take your hand off the steering wheel. — WOODWARD




































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All show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

TUESDAY 6 Bombay Club — Emilio Avila, 6 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8; Crow Black Chicken, 10:30 Circle Bar — Rex Gregory, 10 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9

Gasa Gasa — Progression feat. Sasha Masakowski, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Songwriters Gumbo, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Ed “Sweetbread” Petersen, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Sam Joyner, 5 Little Tropical Isle — Mark Barrett, 5; Chip Wilson, 9 The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Yomomanem, 6:30 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2, 5 and 7:30 One Eyed Jacks — Octopus Project, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Siberia — Howl, Lord Dying, Sadgiqacea, Hive Lords, Solid Giant, 9

Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Po’Boy Carmichael, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — La Meniere des Cadiens, 5; Louisiana Inferno, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Way Too Early, 1

WEDNESDAY 7 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Bombay Club — Sheryl Diane, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Thaddeus Conti, 7 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Smoking Time Jazz Club feat. Chance Bushman, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Crow Black Chicken, 8 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Meghan Stewart’s Too Darn Hot, 9:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Jonathan Brown, 10; Jonathan Brown, 10 House of Blues — Filligar, Mikaela Davis, ArchAnimals, 7:30; Jet Lounge, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; NOJO Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox, 5 Maple Leaf Bar — Infinite Modesty, 10

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Melvins with Honky 10 p.m. Wednesday One Eyed Jacks 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361;

Frances Bean Cobain turns 21 this month. Mudhoney made a quartercentury. And somewhere out there — probably still at the Thriftway on Pioneer Avenue in Montesano, Wash. — a grocery manager with a name tag that reads “Melvin” is heaping excrement onto a dead-eyed teenager, fertilizer for a future rebellion. This is how it all began: sneaking out sixers in the trash, running an extension cord from the park-and-ride out back, making the lot into an asphalt mosh pit. “Alcohol was really amazing,” Roger “Buzz” Osborne says in Mark Yarm’s 2011 tome Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. “In a hopeless situation, it makes you feel like you’ve got something to live for. If I’d have been left there and hadn’t discovered music, I’d have blown my brains out.” Osborne, aka King Buzzo, quit drinking in the mid-’80s (“I’d break out in felonies”), but by then he had the Melvins — the bone-bruised blackout between Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Black Flag and Nirvana — to save his soul, or at least to distract him from a living hell, that “horrible shit-burg in backwater Washington state.” (His words, of course.) An unknowing donor to both stoner rock and sludge metal that would bury itself in willful prolificacy, the band’s third act is shaping up to be as rib-jabbing as the first: bolstering its ranks by engulfing Seattle offspring Big Business; playing 51 states (including Washington, D.C.) in 51 days last year; covering Queen and Roxy Music (with guest Jello Biafra) on May piss-take Everybody Loves Sausages; and dialing up 1983 on the upcoming Tres Cabrones, with original drummer Mike Dillard keeping time — a lot of time. And that’s the Melvins: “very pretentious but without any pretense” (Kurt Bloch). Honky opens. Tickets $20. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


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One Eyed Jacks — Melvins, Honky, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Swing Kings feat. John Royen, 8

— La Meniere des Cadiens, 5; Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 9

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Philip Manuel Duo, 5; George French Quartet, 8:30

Siberia — Songwriter Showdown, 9

Bayou Beer Garden — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 8

Chickie Wah Wah — Voodoo Blues Krewe feat. Big Daddy O, 8; Papa Mali, Johnny Vidacovich & Cass Faulconer, 8

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz Orchestra feat. Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 & 10

Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 8

Circle Bar — Austin Lucas, 10

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Johnny Angel, 8:30

Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Lo2, 9 Tropical Isle Bayou Club


Buffa’s Lounge — Harry Mayronne, 8 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Glen David Andrews, 7:30 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Gwen & the Old Man, 6

Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30


Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Andre Bohren, 8 & 10

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Todd Duke, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Marc Stone Duo, 4; Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Gasa Gasa — Swamp Lillies feat. Pat Reedy & Ronny Aiken, 5 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 9 Little Gem Saloon — The Right Reverend Lucas Davenport, 5 Little Tropical Isle — Allen Hebert, 5; Casey Saba, 9



Who Dat Burger

Smothered in sautéed mushrooms & onions topped with mozzarella cheese Veggie Burger

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The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Kirk Duplantis Trio, 9 Siberia — Clockwork Elvis, Rev. Spooky Lestrange, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Christian Winther & Richard Johnson, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Cajun Drifters, 5; CajunGrass, 9 Tropical Isle Bourbon — Miss Maggie Trio, 5 Tropical Isle Original — One Third Down, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

FRIDAY 9 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Mo Jelly, 10 Bombay Club — Right Rev. Soul Review, 9:30



Carrollton Station — Dave Malone, Alex McMurray, Darcy Malone, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, 9 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Lil’ Wayne Singleton, 8:30

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Siberia — NAAM, Pinkish Plack, 10

Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 9:30

Preservation Hall — Paulin Brothers Brass Band, 8

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Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Ingrid Lucia Quartet, 5; Jubilation Band, 9

d.b.a. — Jazz Vipers, 6; Chubby Carrier, 10

Oak — Reed Alleman, 9


The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 9

The Maison — Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30


Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8

Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 9 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30

DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7

Funky Pirate — Mark & the Pentones, 4; Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Gasa Gasa — Birdfinger, Finfox, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — DJ Matty, 10 House of Blues (Big Mama’s Lounge) — Dominick Blanda, 7 House of Blues (The Parish) — Alternative Friday, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Ron Williams, 5 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Tom Worrell, 5; Don Vappie, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Lynn Drury, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Benny Turner, 10 Little Tropical Isle — Ben Joseph, 5; Jay B. Elston, 9 The Maison — Ramblin’ Letters, 4; Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Dysfunktional Bone, 10; Ashton Hines & Big Easy Brawlers, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Mali, 10:30 Oak — Billy Iuso, 9 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2, 5 and 7:30 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 9:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Prytania Bar — Tom Leggett & Shotgun Double Doors, 9 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bonerama, 9:30

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Herlin Riley Quintet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — New Orleans Suspects, Gravy, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 5; T’Canaille, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

SATURDAY 10 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Bombay Club — Don Vappie, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — H.O.N.O.R. feat. Jerry Jumonville & Freddie Staehle, 8; Antoine Diel, 11:30 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Luther Kent Jazz Band, 9 Circle Bar — The Geraniums, 7; Mystic Monkeys, 10; Mystic Honkeys, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Deacon John, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Omaira Falcon, 7 Hangar 13 — Stone Rabbits, Robert Fortune, South Jones, 10 Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre) — DJ Taboo, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — DJ Soul Sister, 11 House of Blues — Redlight King, Icon for Hire, 7; L-O-U’s Houston-New Orleans Summertime Showcase Tour, 8 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Brint Anderson, 1 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leroy Jones Quintet, 8


Kerry Irish Pub — Dave Hickey, 5

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

Little Gem Saloon — David & Roselyn, 4:30; Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, 9

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Little Tropical Isle — Jay B. Elston, 5; Wayne Lohr Duo, 9 Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts — Bryan Adams, 8 The Maison — Messy Cookers Jazz Band, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; The Essentials, 10; Street Legends Brass Band, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Chris Mule & the Perpetrators, 10:30 Oak — Jon Roniger, 9 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2 , 5 and 7:30 Old Point Bar — Major Bacon, 9:30 Preservation Hall — New Birth Brass Band feat. Tanio Hingle, 8 Prytania Bar — Mississippi Shakedown feat. Brian Hyken, 9 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bag of Donuts, 10 The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — New Orleans Express, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Herlin Riley Quintet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Gary T. Band, 7 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 1; Brandon Moreau & CajunGrass, 5; T’Canaille, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9

SUNDAY 11 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Oh Broken Remedy, Painted Hands, The Midterm, Chris Wilson, 8 Banks Street Bar — Dueling Fiddlers, 4; Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 7 Bayou Beer Garden — Hawaii 504, 5; Andre Bouvier, 5 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6

DMac’s — Michael Pearce, 11 a.m; Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 6 Funky Pirate — Mark & the Pentones, 4; Willie Lockett & the All-Purpose Blues Band, 8:30; Gary Brown Band, 8:30 House of Blues — Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m. Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox Trio, 10 a.m. Little Tropical Isle — Lynn Drury, 5; Ben Joseph, 9 The Maison — Dave Easley, 5 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2 , 5 and 7:30 Old Point Bar — Tom Witek Sextet, 7 Preservation Hall — Louis Ford & His New Orleans Flairs, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30 Tipitina’s — Bruce Daigrepont, 5 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 5; Brandon Moreau & CajunGrass, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9

MONDAY 12 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & the Samurai, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Dmac’s Bar & Grill — Danny Alexander, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Gasa Gasa — Robot Rock with Who Data feat. Paul Thibodeaux, 7 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8; Bonnie Whitmore, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Little Tropical Isle — Matt Hoggatt, 5; Matt Hoggatt, 5; Lynn Drury, 9 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Sunflower City, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, 9 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2, 5 and 7:30 Old Point Bar — Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Jazz Factory Night with the James Partridge Septet, 9 Siberia — Impalers, Ossacrux, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville & Friends, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Fieldpeas, 5; Cajun Drifters, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; Debi & the Deacons, 5; Gumbo Kings, 9

CLASSICAL/ CONCERTS Irish Cultural Museum — 933 Conti Street, (504) 4818593 — Flute Eire, Ireland’s only professional flute choir, hosts an Irish flute concert. Tickets $10, 4 p.m. Saturday Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 5220276; — Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6 p.m. Tuesday.


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NOW SHOWING 2 GUNS (R) — Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Paula Patton star in the action-comedy about a DEA agent and navy officer who try to elude thugs after botching a sting operation. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater


THE CONJURING (R) — Paranormal investigators help a family terrorized by a dark presence at home, in a horror film directed by James Wan (Insidious, Saw). Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank


THE HEAT (R) — An uptight FBI agent is partnered with a feisty cop in the takedown of a druglord. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank 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 KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN (R) — The film shows the comedian’s soldout Madison Square Garden show and events surrounding it. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G) — The Pixar prequel revisits Mike and Sulley’s college years. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand

DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG) — Gru, a reformed jerk, is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to fight a super criminal in this animated sequel. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal 14, Westbank

PACIFIC RIM (PG-13) — To prepare for an impending alien attack, massive robots operated by humans are deployed to protect Earth in the Guillermo del Toro picture. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Prytania, Regal 14, Westbank

FRUITVALE STATION (R) — The movie tells the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a man killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in 2009. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

RED 2 (PG-13) — The action comedy about a retired black ops CIA agent rounding up a crew for a new mission stars Bruce Willis and Anthony Hopkins. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

GIRL MOST LIKELY (PG-13) — Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening star in the comedy about a failed New York playwright. Canal Place

R.I.P.D. (PG-13) — Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon star in the actioncomedy about a recently killed cop joining a team of undead officers. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D (NR) — Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX GROWN UPS 2 (PG13) — Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade star in the sequel to the 2010 film about childhood friends who’ve grown up and are trying to relive the old days. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal 14, Westbank

THE SMURFS 2 (PG) — The Smurfs enlist their human friends to help them find Smurfette, who’s been abducted by Gargamel. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank THE TO DO LIST (R) — Brandy Clark (Aubrey Plaza) tries to gain sexual experience before starting college. Elmwood

TO THE ARCTIC 3D (G) — Meryl Streep narrates the documentary that follows a polar bear and her two 7-month-old cubs as they navigate the Arctic wilderness. Entergy IMAX TURBO (PG) — In the DreamWorks animated film, a garden snail tries his best to make his dream of winning the Indy 500 come true. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank UNFINISHED SONG (PG13) —A shy, grumpy man’s wife convinces him to join a choir in this comedy, directed by Paul Andrew Williams of The King’s Speech and Quartet. Prytania THE WAY, WAY BACK (PG13) — Annoyed by his family while on summer vacation, 14-year-old Duncan befriends a water park employee. Steve Carell and Toni Collette star. Canal Place, Elmwood THE WOLVERINE (PG-13) — An old friend sends Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to Japan, where he winds up fighting and dealing with personal issues. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Grand WORLD WAR Z (R) — A United Nations employee (Brad Pitt) travels the globe to stop a zombie takeover. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

OPENING WEDNESDAY WE’RE THE MILLERS (R) — Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Ed Helms pretend to be a family to get a large shipment of weed across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood

OPENING FRIDAY ELYSIUM (R) — Matt Damon stars in the sci-fi action thriller set in the year 2154, where the wealthy live on a space station and everyone else lives on Earth, which has since been destroyed. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood PLANES (PG) — The Disney Pixar animated feature is about the secret lives of flying machines. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood

SPECIAL SCREENINGS ADJUST YOUR TRACKING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE VHS COLLECTOR (NR) — The documentary sheds light on the post-DVD VHS advocates. Directors host a Q&A after. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Chalmette AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (NR) — Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant star in the 1951 film about friends who fall in love with the same girl while struggling to find

FILM LISTINGS REVIEW Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Documentaries seldom seem as powerful as when they’re used to illuminate the life and work of an iconoclastic figure, especially one who enjoys greater cultural influence than personal fame. Tomi Ungerer is an artist, author, illustrator and creator of some of the greatest children’s books ever published (Moon Man, The Three Robbers). He also was responsible for 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu. THRU the most powerful and AUG Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center iconic sociopolitical art of the 1960s. Then he 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. effectively lost his bril(504) 352-1150 liant career overnight, at least until the world finally was ready to accept Ungerer’s uncompromising vision on its own terms many years later. As seen in writer/director Brad Bernstein’s elegant documentary Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, Ungerer’s brilliant career is inextricably bound to the seismic cultural shifts that shaped both his life and his era, and they give his story and Bernstein’s documentary unexpected significance and appeal beyond the world of visual art. Ungerer was born in 1931 in the French city of Strasbourg in Alsace region, near the German border. It was a difficult place to grow up during World War II. The Germans treated Alsatians as French. After the war, the French largely treated them as Germans. The absurdity of his early existence would find its way into every corner of Ungerer’s work as an artist, and he never got over the fear instilled in him as a child by Nazi indoctrination. Ungerer escaped to New York City when he was 24, just in time to revolutionize illustration in American print media, which was then at the center of a culture not yet dominated by television. He broke through the multiple taboos that limited children’s publishing to “give children a taste for life, even if it tastes bad.” Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and a far more popular figure in that realm, appears throughout the film (in one of the last interviews before his death) to acknowledge his debt to Ungerer and express sincere awe at his monumental talent. Ungerer continued to grow in the 1960s, ironically using propaganda techniques borrowed from the Nazis to support the civil rights movement, protest the Vietnam War and exorcise his personal demons. He was blacklisted for decades after he pushed his work into areas deemed unacceptable for anyone creating books for children, no matter how successful or revered. Far Out Isn’t Far Enough has a great story to tell, and a great storyteller at its center. Now in his 80s, Ungerer remains as full of fire and spunk as he was in his youth. The film’s biggest surprise is the innovative use of a variety of digital animation techniques, through which Bernstein enlivens seven decades worth of enthralling art without changing its character or impact. Taken alone, the film’s presentation of the artist’s work would be more than enough to recommend it. But Ungerer’s tale of sacrifice and redemption is just as hard to resist. It’s already been a banner year for documentaries, and this one runs near the front of the pack. — KEN KORMAN


A BAND CALLED DEATH (NR) —The documentary tells the story of an early 1970s proto-punk band. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING (NR) — The documentary explores the contributions of artist Wayne White, one of the creators of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. 7 p.m. Friday, NOMA

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (NR) — Stanley Kubrick directs the film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel. 10 p.m. Sunday, Prytania FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY (NR) — The film combines traditional documentary storytelling with animation to explore how Tomi Ungerer tested boundaries through art. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist IN THE HOUSE (NR) — Sixteen year-old Claude manipulates his way into the house of fellow high school student, writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature teacher. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, noon Thursday, Prytania PAGE 50





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9:30 p.m. Friday In the heyday of VCRs and video AUG rental stores, most customers were Chalmette Movies not flocking to titles like Vampire 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive Hookers, Cannibal Campout, Death Row Diner, I Piss on Your Grave (504) 304-9992 or the subsequent I Spit on Your Corpse. When Blockbuster crushed independent video stores and new technologies and distribution platforms replaced VCRs, the best films were reissued in new formats. The trash was left to a subculture of connoisseurs. Some of these collectors still live in their parents’ basements, and others line their bedrooms with thousands of titles — overwhelmingly horror, gore and slasher flicks. Adjust Your Tracking is a gleeful self-portrait of this community by Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic, the men behind VHShitfest. They interview collectors about their best/ worst movies, how they find them (eBay, going-out-of-business sales) and other pleasures associated with VHS tapes, such as the niche of absolutely atrocious movies rereleased with sexually gratuitous images and slick packaging. Just the brief scenes from the worst films make Adjust Your Tracking a mercifully brief but entertaining cheap thrill. But the film-nerd collecting passion is the star, and the former video store clerks and groupies here don’t just hoard them, they view and discuss them. They love bad acting and low budgets almost as much as monsters and bloodfests. One separates his collection into subgenres of mad-doctor films, holiday slasher flicks, the occult and others. Another organizes by similar packaging formats (clamshells, slip sleeves, etc.). Kinem and Peretic will participate in a Q&A after the screening. — WILL COVIELLO Adjust Your Tracking


KEY LARGO (NR) — Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in the 1948 film about a man who finds a gangster running his friend’s hotel, and the hurricane they ride out there. 10 a.m. Sunday, Prytania

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (PG) — Rick Moranis stars in the 1986 Frank Oz film, adapted from an off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name, about an evil plant. This screening is BYOB. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania LAURENCE ANYWAYS (NR) — A decade-long struggle to save their relationship ensues after a man named Laurence tells his girlfriend Fred that he wants to become a woman. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 7 p.m. Thursday, Prytania POPULAIRE (NR) — 21-yearold Rose was destined to become a housewife until she discovers a hidden talent. This

is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Prytania RISO THE HERO (R) — The life of Louisiana comedianactivist Riso is explored in a documentary. There will be drink specials, free food and rap and R&B performances to open the movie. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Zeitgeist THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI (NR) — The documentary explores Cassius Clay’s life in and out of the ring. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist The Theatres at Canal Place, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 3631117;; Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 304-9992; www. chalmettemovies,com; AMC Clearview Palace 12, Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-1257;; AMC

Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-2029;; Entergy IMAX Theatre, 1 Canal St., (504) 5814629; www.auduboninstitute. org; The Grand 16 Slidell, 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 641-1889;; New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org; Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787;; Regal Covington Stadium 14, 69348 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 871-7787; www.regalmovies. com; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5281944; AMC Westbank Palace 16, 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 263-2298; www.; Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www.




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OPENING ALEX BEARD STUDIO. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, ongoing. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — Dry pigment paintings by Terri Hallman, Saturday through September 6. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www.docsgallery. com — “Bonaventure,” acrylic on panl by Perry Morgan III, through Oct. 3. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8654; www. — “Tender Your Tiny Mysteries,” interactive performance art by George Ferrandi, noon Sunday.

MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; — “Down and Dirty,” paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — “Rooted,” paintings by Rebecca Birtel Madura, Saturday through September 7. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Indexing Beauty,” oil paintings on panel and paper by Michael Dickter, through August 30. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; — “Moonlighting,” mixed media group exhibition, Saturday through September 1. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St.

TEN GALLERY. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414; www. — Prints and drawings by Sarah Marshall, through September 1. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Making It,” mixed media group exhibition, Saturday through September 1. VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 5222900; www.vieuxcarregallery. com — “Celebrations of the City,” works by Sarah Stiehl, through September 15.

GALLERIES A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; www. — Photographs and photo books from all eras by various photographers, ongoing. AFA NEW ORLEANS. 809 Royal St., (504) 558-9296; — “The Art of Joe Sorren,” paintings by the artist, through November 30. AKG PRESENTS THE ART OF DR. SEUSS. 716 Bienville St., (504) 524-8211; www. — Works by Dr. Seuss, ongoing. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — Works by Peter Max, ongoing. “Ptoom!” graphic art by Steve Taylor, through August 31. ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Deep Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; — Mixed media group exhibition, through August 31. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504)

ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — “Here/Home,” objects and photographs symbolic of New Orleans, through September 22. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; — “Sputnik 1,” mixed media group exhibition, through September 3. THE BRASS CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 1201 St. Philip St., (504) 581-5551; www. — “New Orleans Street Celebrations,” photographs by L.J. Goldstein, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 St. Claude Ave., (504) 656-6794; — “Trauma,” ceramic heads by Walter Stevens; “Figures,” busts by Natalie Dietz; “Vessels,” forms by Miki Glasser; all through September 9. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Dream a Dream,” Korean-style garments by Key-Sook Geum, through September 28. CHESTER ALLEN’S OASIS OF ENERGY. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 292-8365; — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “The Sugar Mill Sessions,” photographs by David Armentor, through August 17. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; — Paintings by Gayle Madeira benefiting Project Elevation, through September 28. GALLERY BURGUIERES. 736 Royal St., (504) 3011119; www.galleryburguieres. com — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. PAGE 53


GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; — “In Honor of Skycock: The Search for Ancient Remote Control” group exhibition, Saturday through September 8.

Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; — “I STILL Have a Dream,” mixed media group exhibition on human and civil rights, through August 31.

522-1999; — “Bruce Jr. Does the Parades,” color marker drawings by Bruce Davenport Jr; “Sunrise,” glass sculpture by Gene Koss; both through September 14.


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com — “Summer Showcase III,” group exhibition of paintings and sculptures, through September 29.

GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; www.graphitenola. com — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www. — “UptownDowntown,” oil paintings by Derenda Keating, through August 31. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “Nature of the City,” mixed media by Hannah Chalew, through August 31. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Ba-Roke,” sculpture by Shannon Landis Hansen, through September 28. LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245; — Group exhibition of watercolors, oil paintings and photography, through September 30. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; — “Pre-Historic Art of the Future... Today!!!”, through September 28.

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; — “Fire and Ice,” mixed media group exhibition, through August 31. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Home,” mixed media group exhibition, through September 28. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Cathy DeYoung, Deborah Morrissey, Lizzy Carlson, Peg Martinez and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; — “Numbers & Shadows,” photographic works by Clint Maedgen, through Oct. 5. WHISNANT GALLERIES. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-

9766; www.whisnantgalleries. com — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; — Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes magazine, ongoing. LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing.

CALL FOR ARTISTS DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS CO-OP. The co-op will juror two artists with prior gallery experience at its August 6 meeting. Artists must be able to work four days each month. Submit contact information and either a website or digital images to info@dutchalleyartistsco-op. com. Deadline Tuesday. LCEF LICENSE PLATE DESIGN CONTEST. The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation seeks Louisiana artists’ license plate designs. The design must “speak to our state’s vibrant heritage and culture.” Visit for details on entry and prizes. Deadline Friday. WILD THINGS YOUTH ART CONTEST AND EXHIBITION. Artists ages 5 through 18 can submit paintings or drawings representative of the state’s flora and fauna for a chance to have their art featured at the Wild Things event in Lacombe. The deadline is September 27, and entry rules are at

No one needs to be reminded that Hurricane Katrina still haunts us. Like an uninvited guest that never really leaves, telltale traces of its presence continue to crop up. In the art world, there are the inevitable Katrina shows, but the good news is that the nature of these expos has gone from grim to whimsical over the years as the healing process continues. Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave sounds morbid but features a wide array of art and artists with some of the freshest perspectives coming from some of the lesser-known names. Babette Beaullieu’s Sacred Trails installation (pictured) employs storm refuse refashioned into an altarlike structure housing Tank Drama: Deliberations THRU ghostly objects. Framed in white petticoats, it serves as a backdrop from The Wet Grave: SEPT for shimmering projections of spectral dancers that arise and vanish Mixed media by various like charged memories. This ties together a very miscellaneous show Vestiges artists that ranges from Kristen Struebing-Beazley’s Katrina’s Closet: A Floating Funerary Repository of Calaverian Vanities to the Bureau of Who is Pulling the Strings?: Change’s Here/Home, described as a “menagerie of objects selected from A group puppet exhibition cultural centers” that signify different area ethnic groups’ localized identificaContemporary Arts Center tion with place. Although diffuse, the show itself is really about just that, how 900 Camp St., (504) 528our sense of self is rooted in our sense of home. 3805; On a lighter note, the piquant joys of childhood are evoked in ways that adults can appreciate in the Who is Pulling the Strings? show featuring the puppetry art of locally active troupes including Calliope Puppets, Mudlark Puppeteers, Scary Toesies and Red String Wayang Theatre. But the star of the ground-floor extravaganza is puppeteer Panacea Theriac (aka Miss Pussycat), who appears daily in person as part of a residency during which she is creating 100 puppets besides the ones on display. In her workshop, she recreates the world of human foibles that puppets embody, and we can only wish that our own human foibles were as deftly and expertly managed. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT


MUSEUMS AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 862-3222 ; www. — “Through the Lens: Photographing African-American Life,” group photography exhibition, through September 27. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — “Tameka Norris--Family Values,” mixed media by Tameka Norris; “ANTHROPOMORPHIZER!” puppet show by Miss Pussycat; “Who is Pulling the Strings?” group puppet show; “Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave,” mixed media by various VESTIGES artists; all through September 22; “After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt,” installation by Margot Herster, through August 18; “Chalmatia (shall-MAY-shuh):

A Fictional Place Down the Road,” mixed media by Daneeta and Patrick Jackson, through September 8.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Pipe Dreams: Louisiana under the French Company of the Indies, 1717–1731,” art and artifacts from Port Dauphin, Old Mobile, Natchez and New Orleans, through September 15. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, Metairie, (504) 488-5488; — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “Images and Instruments: Medical

History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20th century medical eqipment, ongoing.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival Tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls and other the black women’s Carnival groups, through January; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www.crt.state. — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “King of Arms,” collages and video presentation by Rashaad Newsome, through September 15. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www. — “After the Forest,” choreographed installation by Craig Damrauer; “Louisiana Contemporary,” juried exhibition of Louisiana art; “Seeing Beyond the Ordinary,” photography by Joshua Dudley Greer, Laura Noel and Susan Worsham; “Southern Imagists,” paintings inspired by the Chicago Imagists; all through September 22. “Into the Light,” photographs by various art-

ists, through Jan. 5. Works by Walter Inglis Anderson from the museum’s permanent collection; an exhibition of southern regionalists from the museum’s permanent collection; paintings by Will Henry Stevens; all ongoing.

SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; — “The Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through November 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.


MORRISON. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; — Sculpture and drawings by Thomas Randolph Morrison, ongoing.


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THEATER CHESAPEAKE. Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St. Claude Ave., Suite A, www.byrdiesgallery. com — Jake Bartush stars in the one-man comedy about art, retrievers, politics, faith and fate. The show is presented by Second Star Performance, directed and designed by Dan Zimmer and Harold Gervais. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday.


THE MOTHERF--KER WITH THE HAT. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; — A former drug dealer fresh out of rehab reunites with his drug-addicted girlfriend. Josh Parham directs the *NU* Theatre production. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday.


STAGED READINGS OF GUILTY PLEASURES FROM STAGE AND SCREEN. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — Company of Men and Mid-City Theatre members perform staged readings of movies, TV shows and plays they consider guilty pleasures. Tickets $15-$20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. THIS SWEATY CITY. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — Goat in the Road performance troupe performs a radio-style drama on stage for podcasts.


See below for convenient locations, dates & times.

7119 Veterans Blvd at David Drive Aug. 17th & Sept. 7th • 9am-5pm

1028 Manhattan, Suite D • H arvey Aug. 10th & Aug. 31st • 2- 4pm


CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, Third Floor, (504) 453-0858, (504) 982-6746; — The all-woman chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International. 7 p.m. Monday. SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. Loyola University, Dixon Court, in front of the Communications/Music Complex, St. Charles Avenue

and Calhoun Street — The chorus seeks singers for its upcoming season. For details, visit www.symphonychorus. org. Final audition Aug. 27.

CABARET, BURLESQUE & VARIETY BIG BAND HITS DINE & DANCE. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — The 17-piece Victory Band performs Big Band hits from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey and others. The dinner is from Chef John Besh. Dinner and show $60, show only $30. 6 p.m. dinner and show, 8 p.m. show only, Saturday. BITS & JIGGLES. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

FAMILY 13. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — In the musical, a boy who is 12 going on 13 moves from New York City to the country, and has trouble fitting in and growing up. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday.

COMEDY AIR SEX CHAMPIONSHIPS. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; — Chris Trew hosts the contest where people get on stage and pretend to have sex with an invisible person or persons. The winner, judged by notable locals, moves on to nationals.

Tickets $7. 9 p.m. Saturday.

ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues. com — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — The double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. Tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday. J. ALFRED POTTER. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www. — The show is presented by Accessible Comedy. 11:55 p.m. Friday. JAMIE KILSTEIN. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www. — The comedian, writer and radio show host does stand-up. Admission $15. 8 p.m. Friday. LAUGH & SIP. The Wine Bistro,1011 Gravier St., (504) 267-3405 — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — The theater showcases new improv troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday.

STAGE LISTINGS Blue Monday and An Embarrassing Position


THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NOLA COMEDY HOUR OPEN MIC & SHOWCASE. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www. — Andrew Polk hosts the open mic series that features a booked showcase. Free admission. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Sunday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy The-

ater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday.

SIT-DOWN STAND-UP. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773; www. — Jonah Bascle hosts the stand-up comedy show presented by Accessible Comedy. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Monday. SQUARE MIC. Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., (504) 588-2616 — Addy Najera hosts an open-mic. Sign up 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. STAND UP. IT’S MILLER

TIME. The Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., (504) 272-0865; www.civicnola. com — Local comics Marion Stafford, Carrey B., Howard Hall and Shaddy Feel Good compete to for a spot in a comedy showcase in Atlanta. Marlon Wayans judges and Uptown Angela hosts. 8 p.m. Saturday.

THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.


The 9th Ward Opera Company recently presented an odd-couple of one-act operas at the Marigny Opera House: the grim tragedy Blue Monday by George Gershwin, and Xavier University professor Dan Shore’s funny and vibrant An Embarrassing Position. The young company was able to double-cast most roles in each piece, and the cast I saw on July 26 offered great singing throughout both shows. Both pieces were performed with only piano accompaniment, ably provided by Ronald Joseph. Costumes and sets were minimal but sufficient. In Blue Monday, a bright red flapper dress and a couple of headpieces were enough to evoke the Jazz Age. Blue Monday takes place in a Harlem bar where patrons gamble in the backroom and pay a cut to the owner, May (Vickie Thomas). Joe (Prentiss Mouton) is on a lucky streak, and he plans to take a long trip to visit his mother using his winnings. Tom (Kentrell Roberts) is a piano player who loses money to Joe and wants to steal his girlfriend Vi (Ebonee Davis). Tom is sour in general and resentful of Joe in particular, and he tells Vi that Joe is leaving to see another woman, which sets the plot on its tragic course as Joe declines to share his plan with her. Mouton delivered a strong performance, from his opening prologue delivered directly to the audience to the story’s deathbed conclusion, and was sharp in the more operatic numbers. Gershwin’s score incorporates jazz, and Dedrian Hogan, who played the bar hand Sam, sang the appropriately bluesy “Blue Monday Blues.” An Embarrassing Position is an adaption of a Kate Chopin one-act comedy of the same name. It’s set in New Orleans in the 1890s, and bachelor politician Willis Parkham (Hogan) is at home where his housekeeper scolds him about restraint while surreptitiously nipping at liquor bottles. Parkham has an affection for Eva Delvigne (Lesley A. DeMartin, pictured), a young woman who arrives unannounced. Their coy and playful chat barely conceals their mutual interest, and when there’s a knock on the door, the bachelor ushers her to a back room. In swoops June Jenkins (played by an exuberant Rebecca Ryan), a reporter for the New Orleans Times Democrat. Parkham thinks she wants to talk about politics, but she’s interested in his personal life, which she hopes to splash, in glorious and constant refrain, “on the cover” — which is the type of tabloid publicity he’d like to avoid. In the backroom, Delvigne has Parkham just where she wants him. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable parlor comedy with smart direction by Danielle Edinburgh. Hogan, DeMartin and Ryan sang beautifully, and Shore’s clever lyrics left many in the audience singing after the show. The shows are an unlikely pair, but both are under 30 minutes and the performance flew by even with an intermission. The 9th Ward Opera Company is quickly making a name for itself with its high-quality singing and creative choices. — WILL COVIELLO






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EVENTS TUESDAY 6 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St.; www.crescentcityfarmersmarket. org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FIGURE DRAWING CLASS. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; www. — To register for the figuredrawing class, call (504) 866-4278. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 7 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8921873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. GENEALOGY SERIES. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Sal Serio, curator of the library’s American Italian Research Center, leads a series of genealogical seminars for beginners. 1 p.m. HOW TO MAKE A BACKYARD POND. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190

LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum. org — The semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call (504) 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon. 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.

THURSDAY 8 MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. NATIONAL FLUTE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION. Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., (504) 581-1000; com — More than 2,000 flutists, composers and flute scholars, makers and enthusiasts gather to celebrate the narrow woodwind. Details for each event are at www. Through Sunday. NOLA TIMEBANKING, DYVERSECITY ETSY TRAINING. DyverseCity, 3932 Fourth St., (504) 439-4530 — Attendees can set up TimeBank accounts, learn how to run Etsy shops or get computer coaching. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

QUEENS RULE!. Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road, (504) 940-2500; — Mardi Gras Indian queens discuss the role women play in Mardi Gras Indian tribes. 6 p.m. THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888 — A different musician performs every week at the event that includes food, mint juleps, wine, beer and soft drinks. Admission $10, $3 children ages 5-12. 6 p.m. — The Big Easy Stompers hold a country western dance. 9 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. DIRTY LINEN NIGHT. French Quarter, 200-1000 blocks of Royal Street — At this gallery crawl, attendees often wear what they wore to White Linen Night the previous week, and many galleries serve dirty martinis and dirty rice.


FILTHY LINEN NIGHT. Frenchmen Street, St. Claude Avenue — The Dirty Linen Night after party showcases art from Frenchmen Street and St. Claude Avenue, with many galleries offering refreshments. There will be music, performances and a bike ride.

FIDDLES & FORKS. Crescent City Farmers Market, Corner of Governor Nicholls and French Market Place; — Chef Matt Murphy of The Irish House does cooking demonstrations, with musicians performing after.

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.

FINE WINES FOR CANINES. Annadele’s Plantation, 71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 8097669; www.annadeles. com — Proceeds from Chef Ronald Bonnette fivecourse meal benefit the St. Tammany Humane Society. Reservations required. Dinner, wine, tax and tip $85. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org — The four-part weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demo. Admission included in cost of musuem entry. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. — Produce, seafood and more will be available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 10 BIG EASY STOMPERS DANCE. John Paul’s, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 948-1888; www.johnpauls-

GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. LOOKING GLASS SHOW AND SALE. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, (985) 781-3650 — Antique and collectable glassware, china, pottery and kitchen items from nationallyknown dealers will be on display for purchase. Visit for details. Admission $5. MOMS NIGHT OUT. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; — New Orleans area moms are invited to eat, drink and mingle with each other. There will be giveaways and swag bags. Visit www. nombmomsnightout. for tickets and details. Tickets $25. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A NIGHT IN DAKAR. Tekrema Center for Art and Culture, 5640 Burgundy St. — Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Orchestra provide music and the Tekrema Dance Theater performs a tribute to Nina Simone at the center’s annual fundraiser. For details and to buy tickets, call (504) 943-9779. Tickets $35, $50 and $100. 7 p.m. PIETY STREET MARKET. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., (504) 908-4741 — More than 40 vendors sell art, handmade jewelry and crafts, vintage collectibles and flea market finds. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. RED DRESS RUN 2013. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — Runners in flamboyant red attire meet at Armstrong Park for a twomile jog through the French Quarter, then back to the park for beer, barbecue, live music and more. Sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, the event is a fundraiser for charities. Admission free, race registration $65-$70. Visit www.neworleanshash. com for details. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WATERMELON EATING CONTEST. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and North Peters streets, (504) 522-2621; www. — The market celebrates National Farmers Market week with a watermelon eating contest. 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 11 ADULTS/SWIM. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444 — The hotel opens its rooftop pool to the public at events


IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC BIKE RIDE. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy live music with no cover charge. More information is available at www. nolasocialride. 6 p.m.

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OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3431‎ — Group members help each other utilize the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. For details, contact Sarah at (504) 458-9965. 7 p.m.


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TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www. — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.



ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 10 BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR. Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Road,

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SUNDAY 11 TIPITINA’S FOUNDATION’S SUNDAY YOUTH MUSIC WORKSHOP. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www. — Kids jam with popular local musicians. 1 p.m.

FITNESS AND DANCE TUESDAY 6 NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-1238;

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WEDNESDAY 7 TAI CHI/CHI KUNG. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 456-5000; www. — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, general admission $5. 6 p.m.

THURSDAY 8 SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — Women of all levels of expertise are invited to dance, discuss and dine together at this health-focused event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 10 NOLA NYXETTES AUDITIONS. Plush Appeal, 2811 Toulouse Street, (504) 482-6100 — New Orleans’ newest dance troupe, the Nola Nyxettes, holds 2013 auditions. Applicants must be 21 or older. 2 p.m. YOGA. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; www. — The museum holds yoga classes. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, general admission $5. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY 11 SUNDAY SWING. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; — Swing dance lessons are given and local musicians play classic tunes from the World War II era. 1 p.m. SWING DANCE LESSON WITH AMY & CHANCE. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731; www. — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m.

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery and more. Call (504) 833-4024 for details.

BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. 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 (504) 309-7304 for information. BILINGUAL EVACUTEERS. Puentes New Orleans and Evacuteer seek bilingual volunteers to assist the Spanish-speaking population with mandatory evacuations in New Orleans during hurricane season. Email Luis

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 are provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing. org for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or visit for details. HANDS ON 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 for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email or visit www. for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Carla Fisher at (504) 832-8111 for details. IRON RAIL. The book col-

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LOWER NINTH WARD FOOD ACCESS COALITION. Volunteers are needed to go door-to-door conducting surveys about the accessibility of healthy food in the Lower 9th Ward. Contact Jenga Mwendo at (504) 324-9995 or foodsecurity@ to sign up.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine. alpert@nationalww2museum. org for details. NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New


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A French Quarter version of the Warehouse District’s White Linen Night, Dirty Linen Night puts a spotlight on artists, galleries, shops, restaurants and other businesses with a street party centered on the 500 to 1000 blocks of Royal Street on Aug. 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring music, art, sales, food and drinks. An after party from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Lux Lounge at Latrobe’s (401 Royal St.) includes complimentary drinks and food and music by DJ Matty and the NOLA Jitterbugs. Tickets to the after party are $30, and ticket sales close Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. — KANDACE POWER GRAVES


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OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@ or call (504) 654-1060 for information. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and high-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

WORDS COLD•CUTS. Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., (504) 947-3735; www.kajunpub.

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SPY BOY YEARBOOK SIGNING. Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road, 948-7323; — Spy Boys for Mardi Gras Indian Tribes will sign their yearbook. 6 p.m. Wednesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 8913381; www.neutralground. org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. TONI KISER, LINDSAY BARNES. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 8381190 — The authors discuss Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II. 7 p.m. Thursday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email for details.

CALL FOR WRITERS THE TRUMPET. The official publication of the Neighborhoods Partnership Network seeks articles about the Lafitte/Treme area and/or food. Articles must be submitted to thetrumpet@npnnola. com by Aug. 21.




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1) Google “free online career aptitude test” to find sites offering tools to help you identify the fields and positions you might be interested in. Or, you can seek out a Certified Career Coach who can administer more detailed tests, like Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and Campbell Interest & Skill Survey. 2) Use the salary information tools I mentioned in last week’s column to find out if the jobs you are seeking would be a fit in terms of the minimum salary you can expect. 3) Since nearly every enterprise uses accounting, you can consider a lateral move as an accountant into a field with the types of opportunities you are seeking. The film industry, non-profits, the arts, universities, and tourism all use accounting skills. After you build a good reputation in your new position, you may consider applying for internal opportunities that are more likely to hold your interest. 4) Before you take the leap, consider evening or weekend volunteering in a field that excites you. Whether it is a museum, the entertainment industry, or education, volunteer opportunities are abundant. You can then learn if you truly enjoy the field and make helpful connections with potential decision-makers. 5) Go online and find out where courses, seminars, or even online learning webinars are available in the field, and take advantage of them. 6) You can also Google the subject and read about or subscribe to professional journals or magazines dedicated to that field. 7) Many fields have professional associations with local chapters. Check them out, consider joining and attending meetings. Since we are in New Orleans, there are many associations that hold their national conferences here. 8) As you learn more through volunteering and studying, share your insights through a blog or social media. Write short articles on the subject and circulate them online. 9) Contact some of the “movers and shakers” in your intended field and very politely and courteously ask advice, perhaps offering to buy them lunch in return for some insights. 10) When you have volunteered, studied, and thoroughly researched your new field, you will need to give your résumé a complete makeover to focus it on marketing you by highlighting your new emphasis. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 05-10929 DIV. F SECT. 10 SUCCESSION OF LLOYD AMBEAU WHEREAS the administratrix has made application to the Court for the sale of property belonging to the succession of the decedent, Lloyd Ambeau, as follows: ONE CERTAI LOT OF GROUND, Sixth District, City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, Square 167 St. Joseph, bounded by Peniston, Laurel, General Taylor and Constance Streets, designated by the Number 20, commences at a distance of one hundred fifteen feet, no inches, no lines (115’0”0”) from the corner of Peniston and Laurel Streets, and measures thence thirty feet, no inches, no lines (30’0”0”) front on Peniston Street, the same in width in the rear, by a depth on the side line nearest to Laurel Street of one hundred fifteen feet, ten inches, no lines (115’0”0”), and a depth on the opposite side line of one hundred fifteen feet, seven inches, three lines (115’7”3”), all according to sketch of survey by Errol E. Kelly, Surveyor, dated December 5, 1964, a copy of which is annexed to an Act passed before Allain C. Andry, Jr., Notary Public, dated December 18, 1964. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal Number 716 Peniston Street. Upon the terms and conditions set forth in the petition and the agreement to purchase filed in the record of this matter. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file their opposition within ten (10) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.


By Order of the Court, Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court


Attorney: Jason P. Hernandez Address: 7037 Canal Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124 Telephone: (504) 484-0700 Gambit: 8/6/13 & The Louisiana Weekly Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any descendants of Minnie Miller please call Michael Joseph, Jr., attorney at (504) 453-4769. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost mail note payable to Anthony Smith Financial dated March 31, 2013 in the amount of $1,846.80 and signed by a T. Weary; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-5819545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Andrea Louise Jackson-Richard, wife of James Richard, please contact Anne Guste, attorney at 504-861-9861. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any relative or heir to Dorothy Mae Lewis Collar a/k/a Dorothy Mae Lewis, please contact Matthew Moghis, attorney, at (504) 836-6500, located at One Galleria Boulevard, Suite 1400, Metairie, La 70001 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of David Lifschultz, please call Michael Joseph, Jr., attorney at (504) 453-4769. LOST PROMISSORY NOTE: Anyone knowing the whereabouts or having possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Bradley J. Egenberg, dated June 30, 2006 in the principal sum of 432,000.00, please contact Kimberly R. Calais at P.O. Box 3929 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or at 225-376-5560. Gambit: 8/6, 8/13 & 8/20.


SUCCESSION OF CHARLES V. SCHINDLER NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Otis Creighton, testamentary executor of this succession, and Jeffrey A. Jones, testamentary independent executor of the Succession of Alice Rooney Schindler, surviving spouse, have filed a petition for authority to sell the immovable property described below at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and to pay one half of the proceeds to Michael Schindler, as repayment of debt, and one half of the proceeds to the Succession of Alice Rooney Schindler, for the sum of EightyEight Thousand ($88,000.00) Dollars, cash, with the seller to pay commissions, normal closing costs, prorated taxes, and attorney’s fees and court costs necessary for the advertising and approval of the sale due to counsel for the Succession of Alice Rooney Schindler. A CERTAIN TRACT OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in area described as all or parts of Sections 18, 19, 30 and 31 of T 6 S, R 13 E, Greensburg Land District, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, containing 39.638 acres, more or less, being part of GOLDEN OAKS SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1, prepared by Rene A. Harris, Registered Land Surveyor, dated March 22, 1978, and showing the latest revision on September 7, 1979, approved by the St. Tammany Police Jury and registered in the Office of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of St. Tammany, on September 18, 1979, as Map No. 912-A and the said tract or portion of ground herein described is designated On the above mentioned map of GOLDEN OAKS SUBDIVISION as LOT NO. 24-A and is more Particularly described as follows, to wit: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Section 19, T 6 S, R 13 E, thence South 00 Degrees 09 minutes 23 seconds East, a distance of 331.95 feet, with the West boundary Of said section 19 to the South right of way line of the Abita Springs-Talisheek Road (State of Louisiana, Highway No. 435); thence Northeasterly along the South right of Way line of said Highway No. 435, North 51 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, a Distance of 168.38 feet to the intersection of the Southerly boundary of Highway No. 435 and the Eastern boundary of Peg Keller Road, thence Southeasterly along the Eastern boundary of said Peg Keller Road South 15 degrees 13 minutes and 30 seconds East, A distance of 4614.10 feet; thence continuing along the East boundary of Peg Keller Road South 30 degrees, 27 minutes, 11 seconds East for a distance of 125.09 feet to the Centerline of Najean Road, being the Northwest corner of the property herein Described, being also the Northwest corner LOT NO 24-A of GOLDEN OAKS SUBDIVISION As aforesaid, and the point of beginning; Thence along the center line of Najean Road North 51 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 818.67 feet; Thence South 15 degrees 25 Minutes 36 seconds East 616.97 feet; Thence North 51 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 666.56 feet to the East boundary of the West half of said Section 19 and along the East Boundary of the West half of said Section 30, South 00 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 2090.19 feet to the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter Of the Northwest Quarter of Section 30, Thence South 51 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 266.50 feet to the East boundary of Peg Keller Road; Thence along the East Boundary of Peg Keller Road North 30 degrees 27 minutes 11 seconds West 2234.46 feet To the point of beginning.










And more particularly the subject property was resubdivided and approved by the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury, filed of record on February 27, 1980, all as shown on the Clerk’s Map File Number 636B. Said resubdivision was a resubdivision of LOT 24-A of The GOLDEN OAKS SUBDIVISION, Phase I, and according to said resubdivision by S.K Landry, Professional Engineer, the property which is the subject of this sale is more particularly described as LOT 24B of the finalized plan of the resubdivision of Parcel 24A of Golden Oaks Subdivision, Phase I, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Said LOT 24-B Is more particularly described by survey of Albert Lovell, Registered Engineer, Dated June 21, 1982, and LOT 24-B contains 10.87 acres according to said survey of Albert A. Lovell. According to said survey said property measures 399.74 feet along Peg Keller Road; 1069.29 feet on the sideline adjoining with Lot 25 A; 502.97 feet on The sideline of the subdivision boundary and 1,323.68 feet on the sideline between Lot 23 and Lot 22A, to the point of beginning.

EARLYN MARIE BORDELON the duly appointed administratrix of the Succession of David M. Bordelon, has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of a 1995 17” Boston Whaler Outrage Runabout with an Evinrude 115 HP gasoline outbard marine engine and single axle trailer belonging to the succession of decedent for the sum of Ten Thousand Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($10,500.00) with a commission of 15% being paid to Bent Marine.

Notice is hereby given that the administratrix of this succession has filed a petition for authority to pay debts of the succession in accordance with the tableau of distribution contained in the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication; any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to homologation.


Attorney: Phyllis C. Coci Address: 3012 David Dr. Metairie, LA 70003 Telephone: (504) 889-0292

LESS AND EXCEPT: That portion sold to Ernest J. Letz, III, on April 24, 1981, by an act appearing at COB 1020, folio 624 in the official records of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana AND LESS AND EXCEPT: That portion sold to Charles D. Evans as appearing at COB 973 folio 361 in the Official records of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, said act dated April 29, 1980.

1. Restrictive covenants of Golden Oaks Subdivision, Phase I, as indicated on Clerk’s Map File No. 612 A of the official records of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. 2. Mineral reservation in favor of Carl J. Eberts and Lula Mae Crochet, wife of/ and John L. Lauricella, Jr., as appearing at COB 957, folio 281. 3. Reservation of an undivided oneeighth (1/8th) mineral interest by Sam C. Gennaro In sale to B.J.R. Corporation dated October 19, 1972, as appearing at COB 708, folio 686. 4. Reservation of an undivided onefourth (1/4th) mineral interest by B.J.R. Corporation in sale to Michelle Farms, Inc. dated July 10, 1973, and recorded at COB 708 folio 690. 5. Encroachments, servitudes, right of ways, overlaps, or any other matters that Would be shown on a current survey of the property. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within 7 days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. Gretna, LA, this 2nd day of July, 2013. By order of the Court, Patricia Moore, Deputy Clerk Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson Attorney: Tilton R. Hunter, Jr., # 25717 Address: 700 Camp St., Ste. 101 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 528-9500 Attorney for Oris Creighton Executor of the Succession of Charles Schindler Attorney: Jeffrey A. Jones # 7493 Address: 4700 La Hwy 22, Suite 524 Mandeville, LA 70471 Telephone: (985) 845-0451 Attorney and Independent Executor for the Succession of Alice Rooney Schindler Gambit: 7/9/13 & 8/6/13


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

Gambit: 8/6/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 2009-6170 DIV. I SEC. 14 SUCCESSION OF BEATRICE ALCORN NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell the immovable property of the Deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Aritcle 3281 of the Lousiana Code of Civil Procedure for the total price of ONE HUNDRED THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($103,500.00) DOLLARS cash “AS IS” without warranties. Real estate taxes for the current year are to be prorated through the date of the Act of Sale. All necessary tax, mortgage, conveyance, release certificates or cancellations and SELLER closing fees shall be paid by the succession. The Succession shall pay all previous years’ taxes and assessments. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows:

Attorney: Jason P. Hernandez LA Bar Roll No. 29518 Address: 7037 Canal Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124 Telephone: (504) 484-0700 Gambit: 8/6/13 & The Louisiana Weekly


STATE OF LOUISIANA No.: 13-7153 DIV. SECT. NO. SUCCESSION OF CHARLES WESLEY GRANT NOTICE FOR PRIVATE SALE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY WHEREAS the Court appointed administratrix has made application to the Court for the sale of property of the decedent, Charles Wesley Grant, as follows: A CERTAIN PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Sixth District of the City of New Orleans, in Square No. 562, bounded by MILAN, SOUTH LIBERTY, LASALLE (formerly Howard) and GENERAL PERSHING STREETS, said portion being designated as the whole of Lot No. 20 and one-half of Lot No. 19 adjoining, and measures 45 feet front on Milan Street, by a depth of 120 feet between equal and parallel lines. The improvements bear the Municipal Nos. 2310-12 Milan Street. And according to a survey made by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Surveyors, dated September 9, 1949, and re-dated October 17, 1957, resurveyed March 14, 1964, a copy of which is annexed to act of Elmer D. Flanders, Notary Public, April 16, 1964, said lot coommences 60 feet from the corner of Milan and Liberty Streets, and has the same location and dimensions as above set forth.

Portions of Lots 5 and 6, Square 598, Sixth Municipal District City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans Improvements bear Municipal Nos. 2522-24 Peniston Street. Acquired by Beatrice Butts widow of Oliver J. Alcorn, by Act of Sale dated September 13, 1976 of record in COB 740, Folio 47 of the records of Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Upon the terms and conditions set forth in the petition and in the agreement to sell filed in the record of this matter.

Any heir, creditor or interested party 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, Dale N. Atkins, Clerk

BY ORDER OF THE COURT Dale N. Atkins, Clerk Attorney: C. Richard Gerage (LSBA No. 6023) Address: 3621 Ridgelake Dr., Ste. 207 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 834-7171 Gambit: 8/6/13

Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file their opposition within ten (10) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

Attorney: Robert J. Bergeron Address: 7820 Maple Street New Orleans, LA 70118 Telephone: (504) 866-5151 & Gambit: 8/6/13 & The Louisiana Weekly Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DIANE JONES ELLIS, DIVORCED WIFE BY FIRST MARRIAGE OF MICHAEL PETE, NOW WIFE OF/AND DANIEL R. ELLIS, SR. A/K/A DANNY R. ELLIS, SR., please contact Justin A. Reese Atty., 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.


NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE IN SMALL SUCCESSION Whereas the Executrix for the above succession has made application for sale, at private sale, of the following immovable property for the sum of THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS, with the above succession to receive the net proceeds from the sale of a one fifth interest, per the terms and conditions set forth in the Petition for Private Sale concerning the property: Lot B, Square 581, Third Municipal District, New Orleans, bearing Municipal No. 1440 Lizardi Notice is given to all parties including heirs/legatees/creditors of decedent and they are ordered to make any opposition they have to such application, prior to issuance of order or judgment authorizing and homologating this application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date of publication of this notice. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court Attorney: Gerald R. Cooper Bar No. 04357 Address: 4640 Rye St. Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 523-4737 Gambit: 8/6/13

IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE CHANCERY DIVISION AT CLINTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BOBBY JOE LETT, DECEASED RE: THE ESTATE OF BOBBY JOE LETT DECEASED JACQUELINE LETT Petitioner Versus No. 13PB0132 UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BOBBY JOE LETT, DECEASED In appears from the pleadings filed in this cause, that the unknown heirs of Bobby Joe Lett, deceased whereabouts’ are unknown. In compliance with the provisions of T.C.A. 21-1-205 and the Order of Publication of this court entered July 9, 2013. All persons, resident and nonresident caliming an interest in the estate of BOBBY JOE LETT are entitled to attend a hearing on this matter on September 27, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Anderson County Chancery Court, Clinton, Tenessee. It is further ordered that this Notice be published in the Clinton Courier News, a newspaper published in Anderson county, Tennessee, and Gambit, published in New Orleans, Louisiana for four consecutive weeks. This July 9, 2013 Steve R. Queener, Clerk and Master Angela Buck, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Mark E. Tillery


Pursuant to an order of the Civil District Court for the Parish of New Orleans in the matter of Tract Investments, LLC v. Ziegler Limited Partnership III, Docket # 2013-02870, div. A, Section 15, Civil District Court of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, it is ordered as follows: WHEREAS, Tract Investments, LLC, by act passed before Arthur L. Hunter, Jr., recorded on June 19th, 1996, conveyance number 96-34250, of the official records of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, purchased property at tax sale, on December 1995, from the City of New Orleans, Louisiana adjudicated to the political subdivision for unpaid property taxes. WHEREAS, Tract Investments, LLC has applied to this Court for a monition or advertisement in conformity with R. S. 47:2271 et.seq. THEREFORE, in the name of the State of Louisiana and the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, all interested persons are cited and admonished to show cause within 60 days from the date on which this Monition is first advertised, why grounds exist for a nullity under the provisions of Chapter 5 of Subtitle III of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950. That certain tract of land, including all buildings and improvements, including all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto, identified as tract 3D-3A-2, Section 24 of LAKRATT TRACT, 5851/23804 Read Blvd., Third District, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, being a re-subdivision of tract 3D-3A into 3D-3A-1 and 3D-3A-2, of a plat of survey prepared by J J Krebs & sons, Inc., on May 19,1981, and recorded under conveyance # 420228, book 770, page 662, of the conveyance records of Civil District Court of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana. Being the same property acquired by tax sale # 3-9W-0-163-91, adjudicated on December 5,1995, before Richard W. Brune, Chief of the Bureau of the Treasury of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. Top contact Tract Investments, LLC, call Mr. Bryan Bull, atty., phone number 337-234-4060, 711 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70501. The tax collector is Mrs. Sharon McDonald, 1300 Perdido St, Room W37, New Orleans, LA 70119, phone number 504-658-1712.

NO. 12-3-07539-9 KNT In Re: Carlos, Ruiz, Petitioner and Melissa Ruiz, Respondent

Summons by Publication The petitioner has started an action in the above court requesting: That your marriage or domestic partnership be dissolved. Change the name of the respondent to: Melissa Nelson. You must respond to this summons by serving a copy of your written response on the person signing this summons and by filing the original with the clerk of court. If you do not serve your written response within 60 days after the date of the first publication of this summons (60 days after the 6th day of August, 2013, the court may enter and order of default against you, and the court may, without further notice to you, enter a decree and approve or provide for other relief requested in this summons. In the case of a dissolution, the court will not enter the final decree until at least 90 days after service and filing. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before an order of default or a decree may be entered. Your written response to the summons and petition must be on form: WPF DR 01.0300, Response to Petition (Marriage). Information on how to get this form may be obtained by contacting the clerk of the court, by contacting the Administrative Office of the Courts at (306) 705-5328, or from the Internet at the Washington State Courts homepage:


NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Notice is hereby given that Velva Staples Aubert, the duly appointed Administratrix of the above entitled succession, has applied for an order granting him the authority to sell at private sale the following property to wit: TWO CERTAIN PIECES OR PORTIONS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Sixth District of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, more specifically designated as LOTS NOS. 14 and 15 of SQUARE NO. 114. Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 4214-16 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. The decedents one half interest is valued at $50,000.00, therefore his succession is considered a small succession. The sale price for the entire property is $100,000.00, cash payable at an act of sale, with the decedent’s estate receiving one half of the net proceeds. Pursuant to Civil Code of Procedure Article 3443, notice of the application of a succession representative to sell succession property from a small succession needs to be published once and in the Parish where the proceeding is pending or where the property is located, and shall state that any opposition to the proposed sale must be filed within ten (10) days of the date of publication. By Order of the Court For the Parish of Jefferson Attorney: George S. Ruppenicker Address: 2325 Manhattan Blvd. Harvey, LA 70058 Telephone:(504) 362-3861 Gambit: 8/6/13 & The Louisiana Weekly


SUCCESSION OF CHARLES WESLEY GRANT NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given that the administrator of this succession has filed a petition for authority to pay debts of the succession in accordance with the tableau of distribution contained in the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication; any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to homologation. Attorney: Robert J. Bergeron LA Bar Roll No. 20697 Address: 7820 Maple Street New Orleans, LA 70118 Telephone: (504) 866-5151 Gambit: 8/6/13 & The Louisiana Weekly Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ranella McKnight, please contact Ivan A. Orihuela, Curator Ad Hoc for Ranella McKnight, at (504) 466-7507 or 3213 Florida Avenue, Suite C, Kenner, Louisiana 70065. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Emmanuel Okugu, please contact Matthew Moghis, attorney, at (504) 836-6500, located at One Galleria Boulevard,Suite 1400, Metairie, LA 70001


Court Order of Publication: The whereabouts of Ranella McKnight Lee are unknown and ordinary process cannot be served; therefore, it is ordered Ranella McKnight Lee be served by publication notice. To: Ranella McKnight Lee, Nia Newton filed a Petition for Adoption of Vincent McKnight and Chanel Sarah Lee, State of LA, Docket No. 2002-12774. Warning: Petition for Adoption/Guardianship was filed to end your parental rights. You are ordered to respond to Petition. Notice: The Court set date to consider ending your rights to the minor children will be held Division “B-DRS3”, Civil District Court, 421 Loyola Avenue, Rm 206, New Orleans, LA, August 19, 2013, at 1:30 pm.


In Re: Carlos Ruiz, Petitioner and Melissa Ruiz, Respondent ORDER FOR SERVICE OF SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION 1. BASIS The Court has considered Carlos Ruiz (moving Party’s) motion and declaration requesting that the summons in this matter be served by publication. II.Findings Based on the representations made in the declaration, the court Finds that summons in this matter may be served on Melissa Ruiz (nonmoving party) by publication in accordance with RCW 4.28.100. III. Order It is Ordered that the summons in this matter may be served on the nonmoving party by publication in conformity with RCW 4.28.100. KIMBERLEY PROCHNAU Judge/Commissioner Dated: July 30, 2013 Presented By: Carlos, E. Ruiz, Moving Party Gambit: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3 & 9/10



BE IT KNOWN, that at eleven o’clock a.m. (11:00 a.m.), Central Standard Time on Friday, the 30th day of August, 2013, sealed bids will be opened by Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans at her office, Room 402 – Civil Courts Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, for the purchase of 13,000 printed and numbered case binders and 1,000 printed, but not numbered, case binders. The 13,000 printed and numbered case binders shall be constructed from fifteen point (15 point) manila stock, LIGHT GRAY in color, a sample of exact shade of LIGHT GRAY must be obtained from the office of the Clerk, with overall dimensions of 9-1/2” x 15-1/2” laminated back flap, plus a 1-3/4” ear on left side and 9-1/2” x 14-11/16” single thickness front flap. (Manila stock refers to type paper). Additionally, each binder shall have: 1. A 2” enameled fastener embedded in earflap at left side; 2. A 13/16” full-cut tab at right side back flap, beginning 1-1/2” from fold; 3. All corners round; 4. Sixteen score marks 1/8” apart on ear flap and seven score marks 1/8” apart on ear flap for added extension: 5. Printing in black on outside and inside front flap (sample must be obtained from office of Clerk); 6. Poly-laminated color-coded label application consisting of three 1-1/2” numeric and one 1” double digit numeric labels starting 1-1/2” from fold and located front and back of tab. A poly-laminated year band shall be located 8” from fold; also front and back shall be outlined in black ink for visibility; 7. Black numbers printed on the face of the jacket to correspond with color-coded numbers. The color sequence shall be: Year band – 14 Color – Green Poly-Laminate Numeric Labels


Poly-Laminate Numeric Labels


0 1 2 3 4

Red Pink Yellow Gold Green

5 6 7 8 9

Blue Lavender Brown Gray Lt. Orange

The 1,000 printed, but not numbered, case binders shall have the same specifications as the 13,000 printed and numbered case binders, except the above numbering specifications. Additionally, four full sets of 3/4” year number labels are required. A sample of the numbering will be provided. It is understood that time is of the essence to this contract. The first 5,000 numbered folders (#1 – 5,000) shall be delivered on or before December 11, 2013. The balance of the folders shall be delivered on or before January 29, 2014. Failure to meet either delivery date will result in an automatic 20% deduction of the bid price.


Any damage to folders as result of packaging, shipping, or handling will be at the supplier’s expense. Replacement of any damaged folders will be at the supplier’s expense.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Betty A. Williams, administrator, in the above numbered and captioned matter, has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts of the succession of Cleo H. Wing in accordance with a tableau of distribution filed in these proceedings. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to its homologation.

Bids submitted pursuant to the aforesaid specifications shall be delivered to or received by Dale N. Atkins, Clerk, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, at Room 402 – Civil Courts Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana on or before the time aforesaid.

By Order of Orleans Parish Civil District Court Dale Atkins, Clerk Attorney: Rosa H. Edwards, Bar #5294 Address: 18 Fairway Oaks Dr. New Orleans, LA 70131 Telephone: (504) 393-4717 Gambit: 8/6/13 MINH QUANG HUYNH a/k/a MINH QUANG, SUCCESSORS, HEIRS and ASSIGNS or anyone knowing their whereabouts, contact attorney J.C. Lawrence at 504-822-1359.

At the time and place aforesaid, all timely bids will be opened by a designated representative of the Clerk of Court. Upon completion of the opening of the bids, the Clerk of Court will review and calculate the submitted timely bids for the purpose of the purchase of the aforementioned case binders from the lowest responsible bidder. The Clerk of Civil District Court reserves the right to waive any informalities of the bids submitted hereunder and to accept or reject any and all bids submitted. Any inquiries should be directed to Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Chief Deputy for the Clerk of Civil District Court, Rm. 402 – 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA. 70112. Dale N. Atkins, Clerk, Civil District Court Parish of Orleans – 421 Loyola Avenue, Room 402 New Orleans, LA 70112 – (504) 407-0000 Publications on: Week of August 6, August 13 and August 20 – Gambit








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Custom Home. Open floor plan. Master separate from other. Granite counters, kit & bath, brick fp/wall in den. storm windows, vaulted ceiling in den. Large lot w/double car detached garage; fruit trees; beautiful landscaped. monitored alarm. Home warranty included. Home renovated after Issac.

A VERY CUSTOM DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4BR/4BA. Large Master Suite down with 2 wlk-in closets. Jacuzzi, spa shower, steam sauna, exercise room overlooks pool. $775K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. klee@gardnerrealtors. com Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

LOVE THE OUTDOORS! 4BR/4BA, large patio with brick floors, wood ceil w/3 outdr fans, ceil lights, fish pond. Lg mstr w/ fireplce, custm closet, spa & bath. Liv area w/ fireplace, blt-in shlves, HD wiring, surround sound, patio view. Granite in Kit. More! $335K.

KEMBRA LEE 504-382-0226

CALL 985-652-3304


317 Ballentine St. Beach Cottage in the Bay. Walk 2 1/2 blks to the beach, Old Towne, Depot Dist. 2 BR,1 Bath, Screen Porch, LR, Den, Eat In Kit, Study, Deck, Large Yard, All Appliances. Needs TLC. Susan@Property New Orleans Call 504 231-2445.


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




217 20th St., NOLA, LA 70124, $449k Custom home under construction, 4BR/31/2 BA 2530 appx sq ft living, 2650 appx sq ft total. Hdwd flrs, granite kit, great open fl plan. Act soon & new homeowner may have option to choose some finishes! Madeline Suer 504.343.0262,Grandeur Brokers, Inc., 504.456.2961




I have sold Uptown, Metairie & the West Bank in the last 4 mos. I am here to help you sell your home! Let my 25 yrs of exp in Construction & Real Estate assist you! CONSULT WITH THE REAL ESTATE EXPERTS OF NEW ORLEANS! JSeitz@GardnerRealtors. com www.Francher

DOWNTOWN Close to Bywater/Marigny. Near bus. Real nice 2 bedroom, carport, wd hook-ups. Section 8 OK. $950/month. Call Eddie (504) 481-1204

Duplex in Harvey


Newly renovated! 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, each side. All electric, carpet throughout. Owner will finance. Approx $20,000/yr income. For details call Stan at (504) 258-0890 or 366-4463.


BR/2BA $329,000

1 BR/1 BA, Central AC, hardwood floors except in kitchen & BR, steel fridge & range, stackable WD in unit, shared courtyard, gated entrance. MUST SEE!

Contemporary Arts & Crafts Cottage in high demand, safe area Uptown, near univerisities. 1500 sq. ft. O/S parking w/elect gate. Newly updated, truly move-in condition. Home Warranty. FSBO. Agents protected 2% Email:


2BR/2.5BA, Elevator, Garden View, W/D on premises. No dogs. 1 yr lease. $1,800/mo. 520 St. Louis St. (504) 524-5462

6751 Colbert Dr. $659,000

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3BR/2BA, Dbl shotgun w/2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in low crime neighborhood. Close to Whole Foods, dining, and Audubon Park. Near Loyola and Tulane Universities. $1,200/mo. Call (504) 261-6312.


2 BR/1.5 BA Large. Wood Floors, All Appliances, Balconies, Outdoor Kitchen, Hot Tub. Must See! Free Wifi and Cable! Agent/Broker. $1795 (504) 451-1863


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

1205 ST CHARLES/$1050

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. No pets. Avail now Call 504-442-0573/985-871-4324.



REDUCED! 3 BR/2 BA 1,450 sf Energy efficient weekend retreat situated on 8.5 wooded acres bounded by a 20+ acre stocked lake. House includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood burning stone fireplace in vaulted great room, fully furnished kitchen and utility room with washer and dryer. Screened rear porch overlooking pier and lake make you feel like you have gotten away from it all. To see this fabulous property, call Jean at 601-795-2105. For Sale by Agent/Broker, $190,000.

NEW CONSTRUCTION 217 20th Street

New Orleans, LA 70124

$449k Custom home under construction 4bedrooms 3 1/2 baths 2530 appx sq ft living 2650 appx sq ft total

Hardwood floors, granite kitchen, great open floor plan Act soon and new homeowner may have option to choose some finishes Madeline Suer, Realtor • Grandeur Brokers, Inc 504-456-2961 office • 504-343-0262 cell

1275 sq. ft. Townhouse. 2 large bedrms w/walk-in closets. Furn kit, w/d, fenced yard & deck. Parking for 1 in driveway. Small pets OK. Quiet street. $1100 + dept. (504) 456-1718.


3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. 504-443-2280


Lower apt in 4 plex. Lg LR, 2BR/1BA, kit & dining area. Many closets, o/s pkng. $725 /mo + deposit. (504) 834-3465



1 BR, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge, Secure Parking, $925.00/ mo, $950.00/deposit. Call (504) 251-4667. Leave message.


Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitchen $525/mo. 2 A/C’s. Stove, refrigerator, Wi-Fi, Water Pd, No Pets/Smokers/ Children. (504) 486-1600.


Completely renov, 1/2 dbl, 1BR, 1BA, hdwd flrs, new appls, ceil fans, wtr pd. $700/mo+dep. Call 504-899-5544

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French Quarter Realty wilkinson & jeansonne since 1965

1041 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116 *Based on info from the Gulf South Real Estate Network for the period from 01/01/13-8/1/13

1466 Magazine St., $539,900

Private home near Metairie Rd. $500/ mo inclds util, cable & some use of kit. Refs & dep. Avail now. Call 985237-0931.


Jennifer Shelnutt SOLD! $1,550,000 in July $3,051,000 year to date

117 S. Hennessey St., $ 329,900




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


1 br, LR/DR combo, large furn kitchen w/breakfast area, wd flrs, cvr’d pkg. No Pets. $700/mo. Water pd. 504450-0850.

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

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

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On beautiful Ursulines St. Recently updated 2BR/1.5BA, W/D, fridge, dishwasher, stove. Fenced. On street pkng. No pets. $1750 + deposit & refs. Call (504) 460-2593




Gorgeous custom home in Lakeview! 4BR/4BA. Open flr plan boasts Brazilian cherry hdwd flrs downstairs, custom built-ins & cabinetry, gorgeous granite, huge pantry, butler’s pantry, 10’ ceilings & 8 ‘ doors. 3629 living, 4877 ttl. Must see! Take a virtual tour http://fotosoldtour. com/?p=3102 Madeline Suer, Realtor, Grandeur Brokers, Inc 504-456-2961 office, 504-343-0262 cell




REAL ESTATE French Quarter Realty New FQR Office open! 713 Royal MON-SAT 10-5pm Sun-1-5 Full Service Office with Agents on Duty! 522-4585 Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Dirk • Billy • Andrew • Eric

602 Dumaine 1/1 1908 N Rampart 1/1 1017 Ursulines Space #10 333 julia #508 1/1 210 Chartres #3A 1/1 210 Chartres #3E 2/1 1003 St Philip 2/1.5 1233 Decatur St #8 1/1 4825 Bienville 1/1 2200 Royal commercial

500sqft.Offstpkgaddl$300mo,prvtcrtyrd$1100 700sqft. Hi ceilings. Wd flrs. W/D $975 Motorcycle/Scooter,Gated,OffstPkg,YrLease$100 FULLY FURN! renov Spacious 725 sqft $1950 Furn or un.650 sqft.Balc overlooking street $1350 Furn or un. Rent incl wtr, cable & internet $1850 Light-filled furnished apt in great loc $1975 Furnished. 608 sq ft. Beautiful 2nd fl apt $1000 ImmacLgApt.1/2ofdouble.w/d.Fencedyard$1150 Blue chip loc w/ favorable HMC-2 Zoning. $4,000

CONDOS FOR SALE 421 Burgundy #1 1/1 421 Burgundy #3 1/1 1608 N Broad 2/2 1125 Royal #3 1/1 510 Wilkinson Row #4 1 /1 611 Dauphine B 1/1 823 Burgundy #3 2/2 416 Burgundy #5 1/1 729 Dauphine A 1/1 1205 St Charles #703 1/1 510 wilkinson row #4 studio 4420 Barnett 16/8 917 Toulouse #11 3/2.5 1303 burgundy #11 2/1

Nice size grnd fl just off crtyd. $180,000 Bamboo flrs. exp wood Central HVAC. $180,000 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds.$82,500 3rd flr,exp beams,storage! Lush crtyrd $269,000 Light filled. Total renov in 2002 $285,000 townhouse w/ common courtyard $169,900 1,600 sqft, brand renov, balcony, $599,000 lovely, crtyrd, no pets/low condo fees $149,000 HeartofFQ.Grtfrntporch.Updatedkit/ba$359,000 spacious w/ tons of light, prkng & pool $195,000 Attractive. Loft style Complete renov $179,000 8 total units. Can be sold as 2 sep prop $685000 Penthouse condo w/pkng & balcony $1,049,000 Morro Castle! Balc w/view of crtyrd&pool $399,000

COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 2200 Royal comm 512 Wilkinson Row Comm 1228-30 N Broad Comm

3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo comm condo on quaint FQ street $445,000 B-1 comm zoned dbl w/parking $199,500



1430 Jackson Ave. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths Rent: $1200. Gated secured parking for one car. Elevator. Living room, dining nook, furnished kitchen, central a/h, patio, water paid. Licensed real estate Broker in Louisiana







50,000 mi. Good condition. Vintage Air Stream. Succession. Priced to Sell. Good condition. By owner, $6,000 OBO. Call (504) 220-3075.

2002 Dodge passenger, full size truck door. $80. (504) 362-0647


RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 523 Dumaine - 2 bd/ 2 ba ................ $2500 1020 Esplanade - 2 bd/ 1 ba + pkg ........ $2300 1029 Esplanade - 2 bd/ 1 1/2ba ........ $2200 407 Burgundy - 2 bd/ 1 ba ............... $1600 4321 Burgundy - 2 bd/ 1 ba ............... $1350 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!


Fully furnished 1 bedroom. On site security & pkng. Available now! Call (504) 466-8362 or cell, (504) 453-1159





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Small charming Garden Dist cottage, cen a/h, furn kit, use of crtyd & w/d, no big dogs please. $900/mo. Call 504-319-0531.


Psychotherapy process group for adults experiencing addiction issue of any kind. Pleasant, private downtown location. No-12 step based. $45. Tuesdays 6 p.m. (504) 684-5368 or


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Clinical massage, Metairie office. Flexible hours. Early-AM/Late-PM avail. $65 one-hr incall, discounts & outcalls avail. Glenn, LA#1562; 504.554.9061.


Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic. Flex appts, in/out calls, OHP/student discounts, gift cert. $65/hr, $75/ 1 1/2hr. LA Lic# 1763 Mark. 259-7278



For mind, body and soul combining multiple techniques. Two Uptown Locations. For apt call Kelly @ 931-4239. LA #1648



ROOMS BY WEEK. Private bath. All utilities included. $175/week. 2 BR avail. Call (504) 202-0381 or (504) 738-2492.


With Mature, Prof’l Female. Private bed & bath. Alll utilities, Cox, internet & fax. Use of LR, DR, kit, W&D. O/S pkng. Owner has private area in rear. $850/mo + deposit. (504) 236-8531

Swedish, Relaxing Massage. Hours 9am-6pm, M-F. Sat 10-1pm $70. LA Lic #1910. Sandra, 504-393-0123.

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Stylish Women’s Clothing and Jewelry

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $135 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122 $249 Brand New Queen Size Leather Bicast . Can deliver. 504952-8404 (504) 846-5122

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Solid pine. 6” long x 6 1/2” high x 20” deep. Top left has glass door, 3 mirrored shelves & is lighted. Right side holds 36” TV or shelving. Bottom is storage. Perfect condition. $2100 invested, $600. (504) 338-3088 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $299 Can deliver. 504-9528404 (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $250. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122


Lapavoni Carina Picola Expresso Cappiccino Appliance Excellent Condition. NEW $750. ASKING $500. Call (347) 525-3262.


Includes Play-Offs. Section 229, Row 2, Seats 1 & 2 (aisle), 1 Parking Pass. $5200. Call (504) 952-9159


Handmade & Heavy Duty Call Melvin at 504-228-9614 for a price.


Large “rock looking” fountain. $60 (504) 39-6046

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1750 St. Charles #428 $339,000 St Charles Avenue’s most premiere address. Spacious 2 BR condo with wonderful view of the courtyard. Beautiful wd flrs, granite counter tops, stainless appl. State of the art fitness center. Rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city. Secured off street parking.


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1602 S. Carrollton $849,000 Beautifully renovated, raised Victorian with 3400 sq. feet. 4 bedroom/3 baths. Beautiful marble kitchen & baths. Incredible wood floors.

1750 St. Charles #502 $319,000 St Charles Avenue’s most premiere address. Spacious 1 BR condo with beautiful wd flrs, granite counter tops, stainless appl, marble bath. Beautiful courtyard. State of the art fitness center. Rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city. Secured off street parking.

• 1750 St. Charles #630 (2Bdrm/2Ba) ....................................................................... TOO LATE! $389,000 • 905 Aline (3Bdrm/2Ba) .............................................................................................. TOO LATE! $339,000 • 536 Soniat ..................................................................................................................... TOO LATE! $329,000 • 760 Magazine .............................................................................................................. TOO LATE! $239,000 • 1750 St. Charles #442 ............................................................................................... TOO LATE! $229,000 • 4941 St. Charles (5Bdrm/3Ba) ................................................................................. TOO LATE! $1,900,000 • 3638 Magazine (Commercial) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $649,000 • 1215 Napoleon (3Bdrm/2.5Ba) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $899,000 • 1225 Chartres (2Bdrm/1Ba) ......................................................................................... TOO LATE! $289,000 • 13 Platt (3Bdrm/2Ba) ..................................................................................................... TOO LATE! $309,000 • 601 Baronne (2Br/2Ba) ................................................................................................ TOO LATE! $489,000 • 1224 St. Charles (1Bdrm/1Ba) ................................................................................... TOO LATE! $169,000





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