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Time Warp .........................................................19 Nearly four decades old, The Rocky Horror Picture Show still draws a crowd of young  midnight-movie fans to the Prytania Theatre

7 in seven Seven Things to Do This Week ................ 5 Evangeline the oyster girl, a WfMu benefit  and more

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News ...................................................................... 7 a coupon site offers discounts at many New  orleans merchants — none of which seem to  have heard of it Bouquets + Brickbats ................................... 7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ........................................................ 7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt .......................................................... 9 News briefs and politics Commentary ....................................................12 Jim Letten’s legacy  Clancy DuBos .................................................15 after Letten: What’s next?

Blake Pontchartrain .....................................16 The New orleans know-it-all Gus Kattengell ................................................17 Pelicans — what’s in a name?

A + E News .......................................................59 Evangeline the oyster girl, resurrected Music ...................................................................63 PrEVIEW: rosanne Cash  ............................63 Film .......................................................................67 rEVIEW: Hitchcock ........................................ 67 Art .........................................................................71 rEVIEW: Photos by Deborah Luster, shelby  Lee adams and Tav falco ................................ 71 Stage ...................................................................74 rEVIEW: M. Butterfly .....................................74 Events .................................................................80 Crossword + Sudoku ..................................94

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Ginger Valentine debuts her new burlesque act as Evangeline the Oyster Girl, which was handed down to her by Kitty West, who made it famous in the late 1940s. In the performance, Valentine melds sensuality and dance to tell the story of Evangeline, who emerges from her oyster shell once every 100 years to find a mate. The new act is part of Bustout Burlesque at House of Blues. Page 59.

Once Upon a Time in the West Thu. Dec. 13 | The Theatres at Canal Place continues its classic film series with Sergio Leone’s 1968 epic spaghetti Western starring Henry Fonda as a cold-blooded hired gun and Charles Bronson as his harmonica-playing nemesis in a railroad land-grab. Its December schedule will wrap up with Cool Hand Luke and Touch of Evil. At The Theatres at Canal Place. Page 67. DJ Shadow Thu. Dec. 13 | Bassik, the two-year-old electronic music series staged by Winter Circle Productions, gets its heaviest hitter of 2012 in Josh Davis, aka sample messiah DJ Shadow, whose 1996 debut Endtroducing..... is the cratediggers’ Citizen Kane. Salva opens at Republic. Page 63. Benefit for WFMU Fri. Dec. 14 | The New Jersey-based listener-supported radio station is the longest-running freeform station in the country. Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Katey Red, Happy Talk Band, Die Rotzz, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and dozens of others perform a benefit for WFMU, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. At Siberia. Page 63.

DJ Soul Sister’s Soul Glo Christmas Jam Fri. Dec. 14 | DJ Soul Sister and the Hot 8 Brass Band team up to present this holiday breakdown, a funk extravaganza and gift drive for the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. Donations are good for discounted admission. At Tipitina’s. Page 63. Running of the Santas Sat. Dec. 15 | Pub crawlers dress in Kriss Kringle costumes and tour Warehouse District bars and restaurants for the annual event benefiting the That Others May Live Foundation, which provides aid to military families. The event also features live music, food booths and a “hottest Santa” costume contest. At various venues. Page 76.

A Celtic Christmas Mon. Dec. 17 | Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Danny O’Flaherty’s holiday season performance features traditional Celtic music, dance and storytelling. The performance first premiered in 1990 and has been televised across the country. It also stars Misha Kachkachishvili, Michael Cahill, Amy Alvarez and Shawna Murphy. At the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre. Page 63.

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author of the biography Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans, continues to rack up plaudits for his tribute to K-Doe. Kirkus Reviews recently named the biography one of 2012’s Best Nonfiction Books. Editor Eric Liebetrau called it an “unexpected surprise” and a “comprehensive, lavishly illustrated biography of New Orleans great Ernie K-Doe.” will hold a “Christmas Jam” concert Dec. 11 at Southport Hall to benefit the St. John the Baptist Parish Fallen and Injured Officers Fund. Performers include the Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann, Kristen Kelly and Brett Eldredge. Proceeds will go to the families of Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche, officers who were slain in an August ambush, and the families of officers Jason Triche and Michael Boyington, who were injured in the attack.

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riers. We don’t believe delivering a single deal a day in a major market best serves consumers or merchants. We’re able to offer consumers a greater selection of more relevant deals and allow many more merchants to promote their offers.” The release said BigTip partners with local coupon magazines and other coupon dealers to “(deliver) digital solutions that offer growth and breathe new life into an industry with a notoriously bleak future.” In an email to Gambit, Rowlen said the KATC report was “grossly inaccurate” and explained that BigTip aggregates offers from hundreds of partners, which don’t necessarily tell businesses where they promote their deals. “While we offer merchants the ability to create their own deals via our website, most of our offers come from third parties which we in turn promote,” Rowlen wrote. “All vouchers from our site clearly specifies PAGE 8

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In a 2011 news release for’s soft launch, Chris Matty, executive vice president of business development, differentiated his company from daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. “In this deal space, it’s evident that there’s virtually no barrier to entry — but tremendous barriers to scale,” he said. “The sophistication of our technology breaks through these bar-

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A Seattle-based website offers hundreds of sweet deals and discounts at New Orleans establishments — but the businesses to which we spoke said they’d never agreed to the terms.

hen a website offered a free entree (with purchase of another at equal or greater value) for Lafitte’s, a restaurant in the CBD hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, the staff was taken aback. They were surprised not only because they have never heard of the website, nor did they approve any coupon deal it offered — but also because Lafitte’s closed more than a year ago. is a Seattle-based online discount site offering “100,000 discounts in 6,000 markets nationwide,” including more than 750 deals in New Orleans for restaurants, museums, retail stores, gyms and more. BigTip lists former Yahoo! employees Matt Rowlen and George Bremer as its CEO and CFO, respectively. To score the deals, users purchase a monthly “Gold Pass” for $5.99 a month, or $2.99 a month with an annual plan. Users also can purchase a one-time annual membership for $36.99. BigTip’s website says its deals are “100% Guaranteed” and that “If you are not happy with your purchase, BigTip will make it right or give you your money back.” On Dec. 1, KATC-TV in Lafayette reported that several businesses in that city “didn’t know anything” about the website despite it offering several “deals” around Acadiana. Gambit called half a dozen New Orleans businesses listed on BigTip. com. None of them had heard of the site. Among the deals listed in New Orleans (all illustrated with generic stock photos): free entry with the purchase of another admission to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, a free ticket with purchase of another at Southern Rep, a waived joining fee at Downtown Fitness Center and a free ticket with purchase of another at the Prytania Theater. All of those businesses told Gambit they were unaware of the offer. (BigTip also offers a buy-one-get-one-free deal for Saltwater Grill in the Riverbend, which closed earlier this year.)

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the source of the offer. if there is a question about a deal, we will often pull the offer and notify our partners of a specific merchant concern. “As it relates to the merchants in question, it appears the source is entertainment Publications. entertainment has been in the small business community for 50 years and is one of our many valued partners. Unfortunately, with more than 100,000 offers they have been unable to tell all merchants the different ways they are promoting their offers online. … this includes through” entertainment Publications publishes coupon books that are resold by schools and nonprofit organizations. entertainment Publications spokesman Bill Daddi said his company used to provide daily deals to — but not ongoing promotions offered through an annual membership with the entertainment coupon books.

“Merchant acceptance is obviously out of our control.” — CEO Matt Rowlen Doddi added that entertainment is still technically under an agreement with BigTip, but their relationship terminates Jan. 6, 2013. Cliff Bergeron, co-owner of Downtown Fitness, said he has offered deals through sites like Groupon, but has never heard of BigTip. “No one is authorized to offer (a coupon) except me and the staff,” he said. southern Food and Beverage Museum Director Liz williams also has worked through Groupon, as well as Livingsocial. “Normally they send you a contract,” she says. “it’s not something you authorize over the phone. (Groupon and Livingsocial) both have a written agreement. You approve all language they use, and they send you a mock up of the page before it goes up.” williams added that the museum does offer deals through coupon books, but she said she was not aware if it shared the deal with BigTip. “Merchants have contractual agreements with our partners to honor their promoted offers,” Rowlen

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scuttlebutt Quotes of the week Jindal off the cliff edition “Today it’s the fiscal cliff, but that surely will not be the end of it; next year it will be the fiscal mountain, after that the fiscal black hole, and after that fiscal Armageddon. But the truth is washington already drove us off the fiscal cliff while no one was looking. A nation that has a $16.3 trillion debt, a debt that is larger than our entire economy, has already driven through the guard rail and is in offers a “guaranteed” buy-one get-onefree entree deal at Lafitte’s, a New Orleans restaurant that closed more than a year ago.

One day after KATC posted the report on its website and reposted it to Facebook, a “Matt scoble” joined Facebook, posting a link to the story with the comment, “Did anyone have the common sense to actually look at the vouchers? i’ve used bigtip numerous times. They aggregate offers ... in all the cases mentioned the deals came from entertainment Publications. A company that has been around for 50 years.” scoble had joined Facebook that day. The account’s user photo belongs to Matt Cutts, who heads the webspam division at Google.

news + views free fall with the cliff somewhere in the rear-view mirror.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal in a Dec. 6 op-ed for Politico. “The only way (Gov. Bobby) Jindal’s argument makes any sense at all is if you read it to mean that, as many people seem to think, the ‘fiscal cliff’ means ‘high deficits’ rather than ‘deficits shrinking too fast.’ That’s the smart interpretation of his argument. The non-smart read of his argument is too incoherent to page 10


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wrote in an email to Gambit. “while merchant acceptance is obviously out of our control, all of our partners have agreements with the merchants for the offers they supply us. if a merchant or consumer does not recognize the offer or has an issue, there is clear communication on the voucher itself to call the supplying partner for resolution.” He added that BigTip will supply a refund if the customer has not or is not able to redeem an offer. Cynthia Albert of the New Orleans chapter of the Better Business Bureau points to BigTip’s BBB profile: it received an “F” for its failure to respond to two complaints filed against it in 2012. The report also notes that the “BBB made two or more requests for background information from the business. BBB has not received a response from this business and/or has not been able to verify information received from this business.”

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s&Wb rate hikes Bills to douBle By 2020 The New Orleans City Council passed sewerage and water rate increases of 10 percent a year over the next eight years, starting in January. That will double New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) bills for customers by 2020. The rate hike passed 5-2 during the Dec. 6 Council meeting, with City Council President Stacy Head and Interim District E Councilman Ernest Charbonnet as the dissenters. Councilmembers amended the original proposed ordinance, tying it to a S&WB governance reform initiative that will include the elimination of three councilmembers and one mayoral appointee from the board’s membership and reduce the terms of S&WB members from nine years to four. The change in governance will require legislative action in the spring. The S&WB rate increase received strong support from Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR), the hotel and lodging industry and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. Head and Charbonnet said they weren’t opposed to the rate hikes per se, acknowledging that the city’s sewer and water lines need more than $3.3 billion in repairs. Both, however, questioned how the money will be used, the public’s trust in the S&WB and what they characterized as a negotiationsto-approval process that didn’t give the public enough time or information. “Yes, we have unity of the governmental community, unity of the business community. What about the people?” Charbonnet said, asking for the issue to be pushed to the next council meeting on Dec. 20, giving councilmembers and the public “a couple weeks to properly vet this.” Councilmembers who supported voting last week, however, argued that city government had delayed long enough. District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer pointed out that the S&WB is under a federal consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency to improve the water system. It risks fines and loss of federal funding if it misses current deadlines set by that agreement. “We cannot risk the loss of hundreds of millions of federal dollars if we do not have this as a match,” she said. The increases will generate about $583 million in additional revenue for the S&WB. Of that, only about $100 million will go directly to pipe and water system upgrades, as The Lens reported last week. Another $100 million will go to toward a bond issuance expected to generate more than $600 million for up-

grades. The nearly $400 million remaining is planned to be used for day-to-day operations, S&WB debt and shoring up its reserve fund. Even BGR President Janet Howard, who supported the increases overall, expressed some doubt about how the money will be used. (The BGR issued its endorsement of the measure one day before the vote.) “Less than half of it will go to infrastructure. ... Very little is going to the pipes and water system,” Howard said. “Having said that, I reiterate BGR’s support of the rate increases.” — CHARLES MALDONADO

Jackson square: tV set super Bowl Broadcasts from New orleaNs Last week CBS announced plans for “CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square,” a mammoth broadcast center that will be erected in Jackson Square and will air hours of daily programming in the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. The four sets in the square (and one across the street in Washington Artillery Park) won’t be used just for sports. Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer will be broadcast there, as will a week of the network’s daytime chat show The Talk. The CBS Evening News will utilize the set on the Friday and Saturday before the Super Bowl, and after the game a special edition of The Late Show With Craig Ferguson will continue the Jackson Square programming. Renderings supplied by the network showed a proscenium arch with video screens, a sports desk with the Pontalba Apartments and the Cabildo in the background and a huge pavilion-style stage. A total of 15 shows and various radio broadcasts will be based there, but CBS insisted Jackson Square will “remain open to the public.” — KEVIN ALLMAN

letten resigns, retires daNa BoeNte Named iNterim Jim Letten last week announced his resignation as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, effective Tuesday, Dec. 11. He also is retiring from the U.S. Justice Department after logging 28 years of service. The resignation ends Letten’s 11-year term as the lead federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Louisiana. At the time of his resignation, he was the longest-serving U.S. attorney in the country. Letten will remain employed by the office for a “brief time,” he said, to aid in the transition. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced via press release that Dana Boente, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, will take over as interim U.S. Attorney in New Orleans until a permanent successor to Letten is named by President Barack Obama. “The decision was ultimately my own,”

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Goodell: not Person of the Year thumbs-down from 95 percent of online voters NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — the bete noire of Black and Gold fans for his zealous pursuit of the New Orleans saints bounty scandal — is on the cover of this week’s Time magazine. Goodell grips a football with the headline “The eNFORCeR: how far will NFL commissioner Roger Goodell go to protect the game he loves?” earlier this month, Time magazine put its nominees for its annual Person of the Year cover story online and asked readers to vote on them. Among the nominees: Goodell. Looks like the Black and Gold Nation isn’t the only group that thinks that’s a bad idea. Only 5 percent of online voters said, “Definitely,” while 95 percent chimed in with “No way,” putting Goodell dead last in a field of 40 candidates, directly below super-PAC

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scuttlebits All the news thAt doesn’t fit • The washington D.C. political newspaper Roll Call handicapped the 2014 senate races last week and put U.s. sen. Mary Landrieu’s seat into the category of toss-up. Noting that Landrieu has more than $1.6 million in her campaign kitty, Roll Call wrote, “Despite voting in favor of the health care overhaul, which is almost certain to haunt her on the campaign trail, Landrieu can reasonably argue that she fights for her state, even if it means bucking the white house or the Democratic Party.” The paper ranked Rep. Bill Cassidy as her most likely GOP opponent, but called Rep. Jeff Landry “an X factor” and “a possible contender” … • As Gambit reported last month, former state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, has moved to Central, a city just outside the city limits of Baton Rouge but inside east Baton Rouge Parish. in a Dec. 3 article, The Advocate wrote that LaBruzzo and his family had moved to Central “for professional and personal reasons,” noting LaBruzzo’s wife Brandi is now working at a Red stick law firm. Unmentioned in The Advocate’s story was the fact that Central’s GOP state representative, Clif Richardson, will be stepping down next month, and a special election will be held in March to fill his seat. LaBruzzo is rumored to be considering the race, but he faces a certain residency challenge if he tries to run … • Last week’s debate over sewerage and water Board rate hikes once again pitted Mayor Mitch Landrieu against City Council President Stacy Head (he was for the proposal; she wanted more time to discuss it). The two rarely snipe at each other in public, but wvUe-Tv reported that the day before the vote, the mayor said, “This ought to be a no-brainer and a 7-0 vote is what it ought to be.” The final vote was 5-2, with head and District e Councilman Ernest Charbonnet against … • Former U.s. Attorney Jim Letten enjoyed one of the highest popularity ratings among area voters, according to UNO pollster and political science professor Ed Chervenak, who conducts the biennial UNO Quality of Life survey. in the 2012 survey, Chervenak said 60 percent of respondents were familiar with Letten’s name — “a rather lofty figure for a U.s. attorney.” Chervenak added that Letten had an 85 percent approval rating, with 55 percent strongly approving of him. — KeviN ALLMAN & CLANCY DUBOs

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Letten said at a news conference Dec. 6. “it is, i believe, the best course of action under the circumstances.” while many names have circulated as possible contenders for Letten’s job, the one person who holds that card is U.s. sen. Mary Landrieu, the state’s ranking Democrat. Presidents historically defer to a state’s senior U.s. senator or Congress member from the same party in matters of political appointments. After Letten’s retirement, Landrieu praised him and said she wants to begin a thorough search for his replacement. (Read: The senator is in no hurry. Nor should she be; she’s up for re-election in 2014, and her selection is sure to have political consequences for her.) Letten’s announcement comes in the midst of a scandal involving inappropriate online comments made by former Assistant U.s. Attorney Sal Perricone and former First Assistant Jan Mann. Perricone resigned in March. Mann has been demoted but remains employed by the office. Both may face more serious consequences. Letten declined to take questions at the news conference, and his statement did not address Mann’s status or major ongoing investigations into former Mayor Ray Nagin’s administration or the River Birch landfill, the subject of investigation and coments. Letten, surrounded by staff members and standing next to his wife JoAnn Letten, promised the U.s. Attorney’s Office will continue to pursue its current mission, which has been focused on public corruption in New Orleans and surrounding parishes. “it is essential, it is really essential, that the challenges we take up, especially our current challenges, which we’re going through right now, never, ever, ever threaten to distract or divert us,” he said. “we have to ensure the safety, the transparency, the accountability, of honest, efficient government.” — ChARLes MALDONADO



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ast week’s resignation of Jim Letten, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, ended one of the most storied careers in the Louisiana justice system. Letten came to prominence as a federal prosecutor in two high-profile cases — the racketeering conviction of former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards and the tax fraud conviction of former state Rep. David Duke. Each case had the added bonus of prohibiting the defendant from seeking office again in Louisiana. For that alone, the public owes Jim Letten a debt of gratitude. A Republican, Letten first assumed the U.S. Attorney’s job on an interim basis in 2001. He was officially appointed in 2005 by then-President George W. Bush and then reappointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama. His reappointment had the bipartisan backing of U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, who don’t agree on much. At the time of his resignation, Letten was the longest-serving U.S. attorney in the country. The public liked him, too. Letten developed a reputation for putting justice above partisan concerns. His prosecutions cut across lines of race, class, geography, political party and power. Crooked politicians

of both parties found themselves on Letten’s hook just as surely as did drug dealers, fraudulent contractors and tax cheats. He successfully prosecuted dozens of high-profile cases, including the Jefferson family political dynasty, former Orleans Parish School Board president Ellenese Brooks-Simms, former Jefferson Parish Judges Alan Green and Ronald Bodenheimer, former St. Bernard Parish Judge Wayne Cresap, former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard, former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price, former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard (and several associates), and former New Orleans City Council members Oliver Thomas, Jon Johnson and Renee Gill Pratt. Soon to come, it was clear as of last week, is former Mayor Ray Nagin. That one, apparently, will fall to his interim successor, Dana Boente, who until last week served as the top assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Letten gave no specific reasons for his decision, but it was clear that recent scandals and controversies — all brought on by underlings — drove his decision. Sal Perricone, a veteran federal prosecutor in Letten’s office, resigned in disgrace last

Letten has maintained throughout that he wasn’t aware at the time of Perricone and Mann’s online comments, and as of last week no one had produced evidence to the contrary. Even as he blasted the conduct of Letten’s office in late November, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt wrote: “Indeed, the record contains no evidence that … U.S. Attorney Jim Letten was aware of the public postings of Perricone and/or First AUSA Mann until such time the Heebe petitions were filed against each.” Even so, by then both Landrieu and Vitter were backing away from support of the embattled prosecutor, and the writing was on the wall. In his farewell statement, Letten said, “New Orleans and this region — and state — are places of which our citizens can be truly proud. We must never give up the fight that we have carried to our streets, our neighborhoods, our schools and our institutions, to ensure public safety and transparent, accountable, honest and efficient government.” Jim Letten did just that for many years. His legacy may have been tarnished by unscrupulous lieutenants, but it also has been burnished by a string of convictions that, we hope, will turn the tide in Louisiana’s neverending fight against public corruption.


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March after admitting that he anonymously posted hundreds of acerbic and inappropriate comments on, the online arm of The Times-Picayune. Posting as “HenryLMencken1951” and other aliases, Perricone freely discussed matters relating to ongoing federal cases in a brazen flouting of Department of Justice rules as well as the rules of professionalism for attorneys. Perricone’s online rants came to light after Fred Heebe, owner of the River Birch landfill — and a target of the feds — filed a discovery motion as a precursor to a defamation suit alleging Perricone and “Mencken” were the same person. Perricone ’fessed up and resigned within a week. That was a serious blow to Letten’s office, but he assured the public that Perricone acted alone. Now we know better. In October, Heebe filed a second lawsuit alleging similar charges against First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Mann, Letten’s top assistant, alleging that she posted online as “eweman.” This accusation seemed to poleaxe Letten even more than Perricone’s admission. Letten demoted Mann without acknowledging her guilt until last week, when, in a court filing, he admitted that Mann, too, had been posting on

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after letten he late Mayor Dutch Morial once told me, “In this game, it’s not your enemies you have to worry about. It’s your friends — they’ll do you in every time.” I thought of that last week as I watched u.s. Attorney Jim Letten resign. Letten, like so many others in public life — including, ironically, some that he prosecuted — was brought down by his friends. Letten had a remarkable prosecutorial run. (see Commentary, page 12.) He put a lot of crooks in jail, and a few more appear to be on their way there. Letten’s demise came at the hands of two of his most trusted deputies — former First Assistant Jan Mann and former trial supervisor sal Perricone — who now face potential criminal exposure themselves for their inappropriate and unprofessional online rants. Ironically, Letten always gave his colleagues the credit for his office’s success. Two of those colleagues paid him back by causing his downfall. Mann and Perricone’s online histrionics, coupled with Mann’s apparent mendacity in her handling of an in-house investigation into leaks and

online postings (more irony), became too much for the u.s. Department of Justice to bear. Letten had to go, and he accepted his fate with his hallmark grit. What now? The investigations will go on. The case involving the River Birch landfill and its owners, Fred Heebe and Jim Ward, was taken over by Washington-based prosecutors after the Perricone debacle last March. Another high-profile investigation into former Mayor Ray Nagin is expected to yield an indictment soon. That case, too, may be transferred to the D.C. folks. There’s been much speculation about Mann and Perricone’s postings up-ending the Danziger Bridge verdicts. That’s a stretch. Their misconduct may get the two former prosecutors into hot water, but it didn’t rise to the level of poisoning jurors’ minds. Not that many people read, let alone put much stock in, anonymous tirades on Letten’s interim replacement, Dana Boente, a veteran prosecutor from the Eastern District of Virginia, needs to move quickly to stabilize the office and maintain public

Landrieu shouldn’t even consider anyone who lacks significant criminal law experience. trust. He’ll have help from another top prosecutor, John Horn from the Northern District of Georgia. Horn has been sent down to reopen Mann’s tainted investigation into official leaks. Mann herself could wind up a target. Then there’s the search for Letten’s permanent replacement. Democratic u.s. sen. Mary Landrieu holds the cards there. Many names have surfaced, but Landrieu’s recommendation (she could forward several names, actually) ultimately could be someone nobody is even thinking of right now. The senator has no reason to rush. In the wake of the online commenting scandal, the vetting process now has a whole new layer of inquiry.

Landrieu’s overriding focus should be finding someone qualified for the job. I know that’s obvious, but in politics you often have to state the obvious. Not everybody whose name has been mentioned is “qualified.” In light of the white-knuckle cases pending (and anticipated) on Poydras street, Landrieu shouldn’t even consider anyone who lacks significant criminal law experience, preferably at the federal level. That would narrow the field considerably, and it would render a short list of highly qualified aspirants. If there’s one thing Landrieu should avoid at all costs, it’s anyone whose principal qualification is that he or she is “acceptable” to the local political establishment. Experience has taught us that such folks are likely to be way too conflicted when certain friends, or friends of their friends, find themselves in the crosshairs. Think Eddie Jordan and Cleo Fields. As for Letten, despite how his own friends did him in, he will be lionized by a grateful public — as long as he remains personally uninvolved in the unfolding scandal.

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public-spirited citizen and humanitarian died May 18, 1919, and all schools in the city were closed the next day. Capdau was born to French parents in New Orleans on Sept. 1, 1863. He was educated in public schools and graduated from Louisiana University’s school of pharmacy in 1880. The next year, Capdau opened a pharmacy at Rampart Street and Elysian Fields Avenue, a business he operated until his death. Capdau also operated pharmacies on Canal Street and Frenchmen Street. He was a member of the board of directors of the New Orleans College of Pharmacy and was largely responsible for the school’s organization. He was active in the Knights of Pythias; the Chess, Checkers, and Whist Club; the Rotary Club; many Carnival organizations and belonged to a long list of other groups. Capdau was elected president of the school board in 1916 and held the position until his death three years later. In January 1924, the first pile was driven for the new P. A. Capdau School on Franklin Avenue, a $4.5 million building and improvement program. Before that time, the school was housed in three rented structures. The new building was dedicated on Jan. 7, 1925. Hey Blake,

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ries, but forgetting an entire pool is surprising. It looks like you win this family argument, as there was indeed a pool at Harris Playground. Then-Mayor deLesseps S. Morrison dedicated the playground and swimming pool on July 29, 1953. Located at Louisa Street and Mirabeau Avenue, Harris Playground was the 124th playground the New Orleans Recreational Department developed. Neighbors were thrilled with the new facility, and a church and school were built nearby. Named for the late City Assessor James H. “Jimmie” Harris, the playground included a 30-by-60-foot swimming pool, a softball field and basketball court, plus a play area for preschoolers and elementary schoolchildren. Many people attended the ribboncutting and dedication ceremony, which included speeches. Waiting impatiently for the ceremony to be over was a group of boys ready to christen the new pool.

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The Bird is the Word Commissioner David Stern said that what a franchise names its team is more about what the players and the community want than what the league thinks. “Whatever works for the team works for me,” he said. So what works for this team? A fresh start is what Hornets owner Tom Benson wants — like the Houston Oilers got when they moved to Nashville, Tenn., and became the Titans. Many New Orleanians have told me they would love to have the Hornets become the Jazz once again — if that were possible. That attachment between fan and franchise is what the Hornets have been trying to achieve since their arrival in 2002. Benson’s task is to replicate with the Hornets the success he had in making the Saints a regional team. The best way to do that is to make it a community affair and involve the public by asking for suggestions, as was done in naming the Crescent City


The black fleur-de-lis with gold and white trim is instantly recognized around the region and to football fans across the nation as the New Orleans Saints logo. “In just about every case, the name is indicative or representative of the city, of the people, of the culture, of the region,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said the day after news broke of the name change for the Hornets. “You look across all of professional sports and you see, at times, where names have just kind of gone along with the team and they’ve remained and it’s no big deal now. They’ve kind of stuck. In other cases they’ve changed.” The Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz are examples of teams that kept their names after moving from their hometowns. The Lakers began play in Minneapolis in 1947, and the owners riffed off the state’s nickname “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” The Jazz called New Orleans home when the team first took the court in 1974, but the franchise moved to Salt Lake City in 1979 — a move many in the city still take personally. Last Wednesday, as the Hornets prepared to take on the Lakers, NBA

??? Connection. He could set up a website where fans could submit a name, and every week have an elimination day where fans and media could see what names made the cut. The Hornets organization could pare it down to 10, then let online voting determine the rest, all the way to a final round with two names, culminating in a major announcement in, say, Lafayette Square, complete with music and a ceremony to unveil the team’s new name and logo. “The fan base certainly loves it if they kind of have … a say in it, or if it … represents the city or the region, Brees said. “Hey, pelican is the state bird, right? Specifically the brown pelican.” Pelicans seems to be the leading candidate in the name game, but Stern said he had received no official paperwork stipulating Pelicans as the choice. The Saints have filed paperwork to hold the rights to five names. There still could be time to make this the community’s team with their involvement. Who knows, maybe then the Krewe, the Revelers, the Sauce (Saints safety Roman Harper’s suggestion) or the Bounce would be taking the hardwood at the New Orleans Arena.

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hat’s in a name? Everything. It’s why most people are so careful when choosing a name for a baby, a pet — or, in the case of New Orleans sports — a professional basketball franchise. Yahoo! Sports reported last week that the New Orleans Hornets could soon be renamed the New Orleans Pelicans, a nod to giving the team a closer identity with its home state. A logo and name may seem trivial to some people, but they’re a very big deal in terms of money, identity and community attachment. Merchandise is a large part of how leagues (or schools) make money, and those funds get passed down the ranks. If a logo is catchy and attractive, fans will spend money on T-shirts and other merchandise that bears the team’s emblem. People also identify with that logo and team name.


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n the Friday before Halloween, as the annual Frenchmen Street revelry commences and as crowds vacate New Orleans City Park after the Voodoo Experience, a different kind of tradition begins outside the Prytania Theater. It’s an hour before a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which the theater hosts on a regular basis as part of its midnight movies series. The space outside the theater is empty aside from a few scattered people, but soon a line stretches down Prytania Street almost to Jefferson Avenue. The crowd is eclectic — there’s everyone from diehards in costumes, to the kind of movie nerds that usually populate midnight movie screenings, to a pair of pretty blonde women (drinking Champagne from the

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is almost 40 years old — but new generations still gather at the Prytania Theater for the late-night, double feature picture show. By Lauren LaBorde

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bottle) who ask me to snap an iPhone photo of them. There’s a group of friends, all transplants who were active in their hometown’s Rocky Horror scenes, who attend every Prytania screening. Some in the crowd are noticeably young, like a trio of teens I encounter, one of whom boasts about her recent expulsion from a local Catholic high school. The teens, who range in age between 14 and 16, all discovered the nearly 40-year-old movie through older family members and were intrigued by the characters’ flamboyance and fluid gender identities. “Transvestites, singing and glittery people equals awesomeness,” one of the girls tells me. Waiting becomes more exciting when the night’s “shadow cast” — the actors who pantomime the film in front of the screen — begins to work the line. The cast’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter, who has the posture, pursed lips and

“It lo o ks l ik e a b o m b st a o t d n a r e p a p t e il o of t a n d ric e we n t o ff.” British-inflected coo of Tim Curry down pat, struts down the sidewalk, parts of which are now sprinkled in glitter. The cast members are attractive, social young people with immediately apparent theater-kid streaks, and they interact with the crowd, extracting “virgins” — those who have never seen a live Rocky screening — from the crowd and branding them with a lipstick “V” on their

foreheads. (“Seeing it by yourself doesn’t count — that’s just masturbation!”) The cast also sells $7 audience participation kits that include “everything you need for the show besides loose morals,” according to their sales pitch. Inside the kits are Rocky props suitable for throwing at the appropriate moments: rice, a piece of toast, toilet paper,

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Participation Required Audience participation is de rigueur at Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings. While memorizing every callback and prop cue may seem daunting, here’s a few things to know before the show:

CALLBACKS It could be said that the Rocky audience callback script, which can be found in multiple places on the Internet, is a living thing that’s frequently being updated. At some screenings, one might hear references to recent headlines or injections of local or regional flavor (at a recent Prytania screening, for example, a shot of the flamboyant Tranyslvanians prompted a callback about the Tulane football team). If you find it hard to keep up, just remember to shout “Asshole!” when Brad (Barry Bostwick) appears on screen, and “Slut!” when Janet (Susan Sarandon) does the same.

VIRGINS If you haven’t seen a Rocky screening live, you are a “virgin” and will be branded as such. You might want to keep your identity a secret if you don’t want to be the subject of some (fun) gentle hazing before the show.

PROPS Rocky participation calls for props to be deployed at certain moments. Besides a callback script, the audience participation kits sold at Prytania screenings include all the props needed — rice, toast, toilet paper, playing cards, party hats, noisemakers, newspaper — and instructions how to use them. It’s poor Rocky etiquette to throw props at the actors or screen: if you’re sitting in the front, throw back; if you’re in the back, throw forward; if you’re in the middle, throw up. — LAUREN LABORDE

and playing cards, along with party hats, noisemakers, sheets of newspaper and instructions on how to use it all. Besides the often lewd audience callbacks lobbed at the characters onscreen, formal audience participation also involves several props thrown at appropriate moments: pieces of bread when a character proposes a toast, rice during a wedding scene, playing cards after the lyric “cards for sorrow, cards for pain” and toilet paper during the line “Great Scott!”. The theater opens its doors, and soon the show begins. As part of the “virgin sacrifice” portion that’s common at Rocky screenings, some brave, lipstick-branded first-timers get on stage and are asked to participate in a bit of gentle hazing. In this case, the virgins are handed the embarrassing task of performing a convincing fake orgasm to their fathers’ names. Two cast members present the “rules” for the screening — some silly (if you have any illegal substances, give them to the cast), some real (no flash photography) — ending with “what happens at Rocky, stays at Rocky.” PAGE 24




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Then, as dictated by tradition, the crowd stands up, turns toward the projector while waving their middle fingers and, in unison, shouts “Start this f---ing movie!”.

that time, but the Rocky tradition is kept alive by devotees who attend conventions and engage in other expressions of fandom and shadow casts active around the country. In the past, New Orleans had roving groups like the Transylvanian Electric Co., which would perform at movie theaters, bars and other venues. Before that, the now-closed singlescreen Sena Mall Theater in Metairie hosted popular Rocky screenings The campy R-rated sci-fi movieduring the height of Rocky mania. In musical — in which a naive, newly recent years the city has not had an engaged couple finds themselves active professional shadow cast. Now in a mysterious castle occupied the only theater consistently showing by strange inhabitants, a place of experimental science, cannibalism and Rocky in New Orleans is the Prytania, and a group of Tulane University choreographed dances — opened in students has recently assumed the theaters in 1975. Ticket sales were role of its official Rocky cast. poor, but the film soon enjoyed a Rocky is a beloved tradition at cult following on the midnight movie Tulane, where on Halloween it hosts a circuit. By the late 1970s, midnight wildly popular screening of the film in screenings of The Rocky Horror the school’s McAlister Hall, according Picture Show were a national craze, and the tradition of audience callbacks to student Erin McCluskey, the director and participation began to take shape. of the cast. McCluskey became interested in the event while a member The film by no means occupies the of the school’s Office for Gender and counterculture cachet it did during

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theater. Recently, the cast was asked to be the theater’s permanent cast for all Rocky screenings. The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been a frequent fixture in Prytania’s midnight movie rotation ever since the theater remounted the series in 2009 after a post-Katrina hiatus. Along with The Room, a so-bad-it’s-good 2003 drama that has developed its own audience participation and callback tradition, Rocky is the most frequently run midnight movie there, with screenings every six to eight weeks. Theater manager Eric Ramstead says the Rocky screenings often sell out, or at least fill more than half of the 265seat theater. “People get upset that we show some movies over and over. We definitely have the audience who doesn’t want to see Rocky, and they get upset that it’s in every midnight movie series,” he says. “But you also do have people who want to see it every time. So until it stops doing business, we’ll keep playing it.” Ramstead says the crowds make it well worth it for the theater to screen the film, and the Tulane cast draws new audiences from friends and fellow students. The sole downside is the clean-up required after the screenings, when the theater floor is covered in costume detritus and props used by the audience. “It’s a disaster,” he says. “It looks like a bomb of toilet paper and toast and rice went off.”

Don’t dream it, be it. The movie’s been around for 37 years — it’s the longest-running limited-release film in history — and the original stage musical even longer (it debuted in London in 1973), but the “be who you want” message of The Rocky Horror Picture Show still seems to resonate with young people, even those brought up in the era of the “It Gets Better” campaign, Lady Gaga, Glee and other mainstream pop-culture phenomena heralding acceptance of LGBT youth or anyone who is different. McCluskey attributes it to “more liberal views and the gay community’s being more encouraged to come out.

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Sexual Diversity, which funds LGBT student organizations. When she got involved in the cast that produces the Tulane screenings, it was a smaller, more exclusively LGBT-focused event produced by the school’s Queer Student Alliance. Since then, she says, it’s become a popular happening for all kinds of students — both for spectators and those who want to play in the cast. “In recent years it’s really evolved from being put on by that club to being open to anyone in the university who wants to try out,” McCluskey says. “It used to be the few people in that club trying to get enough people to be in the cast, but now we have to cut people because we can’t have 50 people on stage … It’s very loved by Tulane.” Unlike at the Prytania, where fans who attend the screenings appreciate strict recitation of audience callbacks and adherence to other Rocky traditions, the crowd at the annual Tulane screening is more of a college party atmosphere. “You have freshmen who are away from home for the first time and say ‘We get to wear lingerie in public,’” McCluskey says. “But then you still have the seniors who are coming to support their friends that are in the show every year. It’s a lot messier (at Tulane). The lights go up, and everyone’s making out with someone in the audience. That wouldn’t really happen at Prytania. There’s a point in the Tulane show, for instance, where the Transylvanians go out with bottles of whipped cream and chocolate sauce and just douse the audience with it and (students) lick it off each other. It’s ridiculous.” At a 2011 fundraiser for the Tulane Undergraduate Performing Arts Society (TUPAS), some cast members decided to sell audience participation kits — with props and a callback script — at the Prytania midnight screenings. That lead to the theater asking the group to mount a shadow cast in time for a screening in February, and they have been doing screenings for the theater on an inconsistent basis ever since. The cast performs for free in exchange for being allowed to sell its audience participation kits outside the

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By 1978 The Rocky Horror Picture Show was booming on the midnight movie circuit around the country. The single-screen theater at Metairie’s Sena Mall, now the site of a Martin Wine Cellar on Veterans Highway, was the local spot for popular midnight screenings of the film. (The Gentilly Orleans theater hosted Rocky before it burned down in 1978.) Deborah Lipps, who moved to Jacksonville Beach, Fla. after losing her home following Hurricane Katrina, first saw Rocky in 1978 and soon after started playing Janet in the Sena Mall’s shadow cast. Immediately the cast’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Larry von Ritzmann, caught her eye. “Larry was performing Frank-N-Furter and I said, ‘I’m going to marry that man.’” A year later, she did. They would go on to have three kids, all of them “raised in Rocky.” They were married 15 years before von Ritzmann died in 1995. When their son was born, the blonde baby bore a resemblance to the character of Rocky, so Lipps fashioned him some gold lame bottoms and booties and held him up at a screening, to audience cheers. Lipps says the screenings, held at midnight every weekend, could draw up to 500 people a night. Tickets were $3.50. At one screening, a man called “Cowboy” who would help out with security, rode his motorcycle through the theater when the biker character, Eddie, did the same on screen. Lipps also says the cast developed “groupies,” and it was common to be approached in Lakeside Mall for autographs. “It was magic. If you went to the show, you were accepted by everyone — no judgment,” she says. “If you were a teen growing up awkward, it was a great place to be because you had 500 friends every weekend.” — LAUREN LABORDE

People really embrace the decadence and self-expression the movie’s all about. It’s very 2012.” Stephen Eckert, a recent Tulane graduate who was involved in the cast during his undergraduate years and now works at the Prytania, enjoys seeing Tulane students come to the Halloween screening who are discovering the film for the first time. A Rocky obsessive who attended weekly screenings in his native Raleigh, N.C., Eckert says the Tulane screenings aren’t as reverent to the traditions — it’s hard to hear the film and not as many people know the callbacks — but the Rocky spirit of acceptance still exists there. “This past showing in McAlister, it was great to see so many people experiencing it for the first time and not knowing what to expect. That’s the best part,” he says. “There’s a big difference between the screenings, but in both cases, it’s a very accepting environment. There’s really no judgment. It’s a noshame zone. It’s just about having a shared experience.” McCluskey also attributes some

of the draw to the scene, especially among young people, to family tradition. Jason Winikoff, the cast’s spot-on Frank-N-Furter, became acquainted with the film through his father, who played the same role while living in New York during the height of the Rocky craze in the mid- to late1970s. Apart from a semester abroad, Winikoff has been a part of his cast in all his three years at Tulane, playing the co-starring character Riff Raff one year before assuming his dream role. “Ever since I saw it when I was a kid, I’ve been trying to perfect his accent,” Winikoff says of the mad scientist played by Curry. “And that’s not even something that’s used (doing the shadow cast),” he says. “But I’ve just been enveloping myself in this character for a while. He kind of speaks to me.” As with many active in their town’s Rocky communities, those involved in the Tulane group find camaraderie and acceptance in their mutual love for the film. “It killed me (being abroad). In the least creepy way I can say this, I’ve become kind of obsessed with Rocky

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Let’s do the Time Warp again! Not as many people show up to the midnight Rocky screening the first Saturday of December as did for the one before Halloween, but the shadow cast is there, mingling with audience members, teasing giggly “virgins” and selling audience participation kits. Dexter Rogers, the Tulane group’s stage manager who will become director when McCluskey graduates this spring, says these off-season screenings are when the diehards come out. There are a lot of young people at this screening — some who look like they could be in high school or even

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of owning his Salire Fitness own studio, he owner Nolan opened Salire Ferraro counsels Fitness in July clients to take 2005, two a lifelong view months before of fitness. Hurricane PHoTo By CHEryl Katrina. In GErBEr the storm’s aftermath, the studio closed for a year, then reopened with Ferraro’s renewed focus on offering personal training, group outdoor exercise and life coaching. “[I wanted to help people] get results, get past obstacles for things that keep resurfacing,” he says. “Unless you have someone asking you [the right] questions and helping you set realistic goals, you may only keep approaching [problems] from the way you had been approaching them.” Salire Fitness offers one-on-one personal training and Pilates, life coaching and the company’s most popular program, “Boot Camp” at City Park. At Boot Camp, clients pay $100 for a month of unlimited classes, which integrate calisthenics, body-weight exercises, light jogging and obstacle courses into a program that accommodates couch potatoes and gym rats alike. Above all, Ferraro says he wants to tailor personalized strategies for his clients to help them live happier, healthier, more balanced lives. “Everybody’s an individual; their trainer and their workout plan should be individualized as well,” he says. “I don’t want people to work out like I work out. I want them to work out like they need to work out.”

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( holds two shopping events where local artists will sell handmade jewelry, clothes, accessories, bath and body items and more. ByrdiE’S (2422a St. Claude Ave., 504-656-6794; hosts the Downtown Holiday Market from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. There will be free snacks and free drinks by lost love lounge. ThE Big TOp (1638 Clio St., 504-569-2700; hosts the Seventh Annual last Stop Shop from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. There will be free snacks, a cash bar and soapmaking activities. ThE ESplaNadE Mall (1401 W. Espla-

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3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the food court at the mall. There will be traditional Hispanic music, dancing, cultural presentations and snacks. BElla & harlOW (4221 Magazine St., 504-324-4531; bellaharlow) recently celebrated its grand opening. The boutique features locally made jewelry and women’s clothing and accessories from lines including Shoshanna, Black Halo and Miss Patina.

Now through Dec. 24, MaCy’S (The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 504-461-4800; lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504484-4600; donates $1 to the MakE-a-WiSh FOuNdaTiON for every letter to Santa it collects. To participate, drop off a stamped letter addressed to Santa in the letterboxes at Macy’s.

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Last year around this time, GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 504-581-3467; www.gwfins. com) hosted a special Feast of the Seven Fishes meal in its private dining room, recreating this traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner a little early — and in a decidedly contemporary style. The event sold out quickly, so this year the French Quarter seafood restaurant is serving its Feast of the Seven Fishes menu throughout the entire restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 13. Chef de cuisine Michael Nelson is in charge of the menu, which will be served in seven courses, with a mix of individually plated dishes and family-style platters for sharing. The Italian-American seafood stew cioppino, octopus with pesto, olives and polenta, house-made linguini with clams and Parmesan-crusted flounder are among the dishes, and each course is paired with an Italian wine. The cost is $70, and reservations are required. Nelson says he hopes the meal will become an annual tradition at GW Fins, joining a standing tradition the restaurant continues this week — its holiday lunch. Normally open only for dinner, GW Fins adds a few Friday lunches in December, and this year they are Friday, Dec. 14, and Dec. 21.

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he wild world of comfort food includes many purported hangover cures, though often these dishes also are accessories to those hangovers in the making. The “loaded” tater tots at Shortall’s BBQ may be the latest example, greasing the rails for yet another round of drinks while veiling the whole thing in enough vegetables to make it plausibly restorative. That it’s served inside 12 Mile Limit, a dive-turned-craft cocktail den, makes that next round all the more likely. Topping tater tots like they’re nachos isn’t new, but Shortall’s BBQ treats its ever-changing tots platter like a salad bar, a barbecue buffet and a Jackson Pollock canvas all at once. It was only after working through fried Brussels sprouts, green beans and broccoli one night recently that we discovered the artichoke hearts and, below that, a rich seam of macaroni and cheese. Sliced tomatoes ringed the edge like crust, and interspersed was a whole chicken leg, brisket and pulled pork. Such a mishmash might be gross if it wasn’t for the curatorial hand of Chris Shortall, a fine-dining chef-turned-bar food maverick. A Dallas native, Shortall was sous chef at Coquette when Cole Newton, a bartender at that upscale Uptown gem, opened 12 Mile Limit on an obscure Mid-City side street. Shortall’s father Tom initially served straightforward barbecue at the bar, but after a few months the son took over. That’s when things started getting interesting. His short menu shares a page with Newton’s cocktail list (try the Baudin, a hot sauce-spiked bourbon number, for a surpris-

ingly good barbecue pairing). That menu also gives no inkling of what the kitchen might be able to serve you. Ask for artichoke dip and you’ll get a casserole that could be the centerpiece at a holiday cocktail party. Ask for the salad and you might get concentric rings of cucumber, tomato and avocado scattered with queso fresco. But you can ask for anything here, and with a day’s notice and some budget negotiations, Shortall is game to try it out. Smoked Cornish hens? Asian-style ribs? Shortall says he’s fielded these and is eager for more challenging pitches. The main act remains barbecue, served as plates or sliders, but purists should know up front that Shortall’s barbecue approach gets unorthodox. After a turn in the smoker, for instance, brisket has its fat packed on to melt back in for a sort of barbecue confit. Chicken quarters exude smoke, gush juices and crackle from a quick, no-batter dunk in the fryer, creating essentially smoked fried chicken. The crowd at 12 Mile Limit skews young, and this place is first and foremost a bar (though, happily, it is smoke-free Saturday through Monday). But its kitchen also has become an incubator for upstart food ventures, with one pop-up doing weekend brunch, another serving pizza on Sunday nights and the freelance bakers known as Debbie Does Doberge producing their cakes here too. Plus, with Shortall’s BBQ, this address already has fostered one tot-based hangover cure/enabler for the ages.

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interview     The lunch menu follows the same approach as the ever-changing dinner menu,  and it adds a few items, like entree salads  and a fried lobster tail po-boy, which  has been a hit at the Po-Boy Festival for  several years now. 

South American in Central City

    The arepa is the staff of life in Colombia, where these golden griddled cornmeal cakes are eaten throughout the day.  Closer to home, they’re also the foundation for the menu at Mais Arepas (1200  Carondelet St., 504-523-6247). David Mantilla, a former partner in  Baru Bistro & Tapas, opened Mais  Arepas this month. He is a native of Cali in  western Colombia, and his menu highlights  the traditional flavors of his hometown,  especially arepas with a dozen or more  different fillings. There also are dishes  like ajiaco, an Andean potato soup with  shredded chicken, and the bandeja paisa,  a Colombian-style mixed-meat platter.     Mantilla says the restaurant’s name is a  play on words, combining the French word  for corn with arepa to suggest the Creolestyle approach he’s after at Mais Arepas.     “Back home, the culture is a mix of  European, African and native people so  that’s the idea of Creole I think we share  with New Orleans,” he says.       Mais Arepas serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday and dinner  Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations  are accepted. 

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y industry standards, Anthony Scanio got a late start in the restaurant  business. The Arabi native took his first kitchen job at age 30 as a line  cook at Vaqueros, a now-defunct Mexican restaurant. Later he worked at  Cafe Indo (also since closed) and Herbsaint. In 2005 he joined Emeril’s Delmonico  (1300 St. Charles Ave., 504-525-4937;, where he  was promoted to chef de cuisine earlier this year. The restaurant itself dates back to  1895 and has been through many incarnations since. Emeril Lagasse bought the  Delmonico property in 1997, and now Scanio is leading its latest evolution. 


Austin’s 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533 Wrapped in bacon, seared and  topped with beurre blanc.


What’s guiding the new menu at Delmonico these days? Scanio: What we’re focusing on now is the history of Delmonico, not in a  museum way but to embrace its heritage and make it a 21st century Creole  restaurant. What that means is looking back at the Old World that shaped New  Orleans, and bringing in the influences from the history of Creole cooking, and  finally looking at Creole cuisine in the context of the Creole world today. In New  Orleans, I think we have a great deal of kinship with points south and that goes  into what we’re exploring now.  Where do you turn for inspiration? S: Part of it is going to the Tulane (University) library, where they have a great  menu collection. These old Creole menus were huge, and some dishes don’t  really translate well, like pineapple and cheese plates or turkey and cranberry  sauce. They served these dishes every day. But spaghetti Bordelaise or coconut  cream pie? Those are dishes we can work with.

8115 Jeannette St., (504) 862-5514 Smoked on applewood, with latkes  and horseradish sauce. 

Chiba 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119 Live scallops, from the sushi bar, as  fresh as it gets.


What has it been like moving up the kitchen ranks from line cook to your position today? S: You get out of culinary school and have all these visions of how food should  be — and then I’m at Vaqueros microwaving quesadillas. But being a line cook  is intense and I learned that I had that intensity. Cooking is still a craft where you  start off as an apprentice. It’s like an Old World guild system and I was lucky to  work with great people. I didn’t think it was always fun working for Donald Link (at  Herbsaint), but it was mentally rewarding. I learned a lot from him about simplicity  and ingredients and not trying to overarticulate something.  — IAN MCNULTY

Theo’s adds a third

    Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza has  expanded again, opening a third location  (1212 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 504733-3803; near the  entrance to Elmwood Shopping Center.  The distinctive feature of a Theo’s pizza is  its crust, which is thin and goes beyond  crisp to a quality approaching crackling.  Theo’s also has a gluten-free crust option.      Expansion was always part of the  blueprint for Theo’s, though co-owner  Jammer Orintas says Hurricane Katrina  derailed those plans for a while. He and  fellow college friends Greg Dietz and  Ted Neikirk opened their first Theo’s  (4218 Magazine St., 504-894-8554)  less than a year before Katrina struck.  They say the chance to reopen quickly  that fall was an important part of establishing their brand.     The Magazine Street Theo’s was  among the first wave of restaurants to reopen after the hurricane, and the partners  watched their new business skyrocket as  returning residents beat a path to any eatery then operating. In 2009 they opened  a larger second shop in Mid-City (4024  Canal St., 504-302-1133).      Orintas says the latest expansion was  guided in part by messages from people 

living around Harahan and River Ridge  suggesting that Theo’s add a location in  the busy Elmwood area. Like the other  Theo’s restaurants, this one is open for  lunch and dinner daily.

Cinema snacking, SoBou style

    The W French Quarter hotel (316  Chartres St., 504-581-1200; is reviving its series of outdoor movie screenings this month, with  holiday films to be shown in its courtyard  and food and drinks provided by SoBou  (310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095;, the new restaurant  within the hotel.     SoBou will sell snacks like ghost pepper  cotton candy, Creole beer nuts, popcorn  and grilled donuts, while setting up a  s‘mores roasting station and serving drinks  from its extensive bar list. Proceeds from  cocktail and food sales benefit the Robin Hood Foundation Relief Fund (, which is helping with  Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.      The movie schedule features Elf Dec.  12 and Love Actually Dec. 19. Both  events begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free,  and guests are encouraged to bring collapsible chairs and blankets. 

2800 Magazine St.; (504) 265-0421 Bite-size bay scallops, with apples  and vermouth. 

Dante’s Kitchen 736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121 Seared, with a smoked peach puree  and basil oil. 




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

“If you’re a doctor and you move on in  your profession, you’re still a doctor  because you have those skills. So I like  to consider myself a chef even though I  don’t practice those skills every day like I  used to.” — Thomas Keller in an interview with  CBS News, discussing his transition  from chef to restaurateur. Keller owns  five restaurants, including his Napa Valley  flagship The French Laundry, and he is  the author of five cookbooks. 

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    People in the New Orleans restaurant  scene often talk about how supportive  and community-minded their industry has  grown over the years. They do more than  just talk about it, though; they prove it by  contributing their time, money and food to  many causes. They are especially generous when those in need of support come  from their own ranks.      We saw the industry rally for chef Matt Murphy back in 2010. We saw people  come out in force for Michael Bordelon  of Liuzza’s Restaurant & Bar last year,  and next week we’ll see another example  for chef Quan Tran, formerly the chef de  cuisine at Tamarind. Tran is battling cancer, and his friends have organized a Dec.  17 event at the elegant CBD restaurant  Le Foret (129 Camp St., 504-553-6738; to raise  money for Tran’s treatment and to support  his family.      There will be food from Irish House,  Borgne, Commander’s Palace, Rene Bistrot, Domenica, Coquette, the soonto-open Dominique’s on Magazine and  the Hyatt Regency. Mixologists from SoBou, Cure and Dominique’s on Magazine  will serve drinks, and the event includes a  silent auction and live music.       The Chef Quan Tran Benefit begins at  6:30 p.m., and a $125 donation gets you  in the door. For tickets, call Le Foret and  ask for Michelle. 





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O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — 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. $

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DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 304-5757; — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys, burgers or salads. 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. $ 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. $ 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. 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) 482-1264; www.cafenoma. com — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

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

CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona. com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — 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. $$$

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DELI 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) 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch

QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

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

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

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (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) 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries


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OAK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www. — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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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. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like vealand spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKhOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY hERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www. — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reserva-

tions accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www. — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPh’S ON ThE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oysterstuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$ TOMMY’S WINE bAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZAChARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN bAbYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi

in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well

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seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; 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 latenight daily. Credit cards. $. $


CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www. — 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. $$

PIZZa DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — the Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. the chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sand-

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

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. the regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. the Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and old New orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 5223107 — 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. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves

traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; — the Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SeaFOOD 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) 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three

varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; 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 herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New orleans favorites. the thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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


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. $$

AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. there are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.cafeminh. com— the watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

SteaKHOUSe CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 5227902; — 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 —

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. the vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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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. $

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. $$


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Heirloom Pearls A burlesque queen passes on her marquee act. By Will Coviello


Valentine says from her Dallas home. “And it’s historical.” Valentine grew up in Texas, where she studied ballet, idolized the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and sneaked peeks at her father’s Playboy magazines. She attended Louisiana State University and went on to join a traditional ballet company in Arlington, Texas. But she also liked the Pussycat Dolls and the Los Angeles troupe’s take on burlesque. “I was interested in merging sexuality and sensuality with dance,” she says. “I didn’t want to be a cheerleader.” She also was inspired by the glamour of figures like Gypsy Rose Lee in the musical about her, Gypsy. Valentine began performing in a combined cabaret/burlesque show,

and eventually focused on burlesque. The New Orleans Burlesque Festival was the first event she entered outside of her home, and now she performs in Bustout Burlesque six times a year. “I usually do a straightforward strip,” she says. “A classic striptease with a little parading and then bump and grind.” When she learned Delaup was helping West look for a new Oyster Girl, she was interested.

Ginger Valentine is the new Evangeline the Oyster Girl. DEC


Bustout Burlesque 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Saturday House of Blues 225 Decatur St. 503-310-4999

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urlesque queen Kitty West made her Evangeline the Oyster Girl act famous at the Casino Royale club on Bourbon Street in the late 1940s. As the eerie sounds of a clarinet led a jazz band, Evangeline emerged from her oyster shell in search of a mate. The alluring West dyed her hair seaweed green for the act and performed an Afro-Cuban-inspired dance with her pearl instead of a mate. It was her signature act, and she took it on tour to cities with big burlesque theaters. She stopped performing when Bourbon Street clubs began to change in the 1960s. Recorded music replaced live bands, and there was a lot less tease in the strip. West wasn’t interested in the new style, and her act didn’t fit anymore. “It’s not just dancing,” West says from her home in Bay St. Louis, Miss. “It’s a story. You have to do the story.” Besides the large props like her oyster shell and swamp backdrops, the act followed a mythical tale created by West and ventriloquist and emcee Phil D’Rey. “Evangeline comes up from the water every 100 years and looks for a mate,” West explains. “If she can’t find a mate, then she has to go back in the shell for another 100 years. But she doesn’t want to go back, and she dances with her pearl.” Since the beginning of the burlesque revival, West has wanted to pass on her act to a new dancer. There were a couple of short-lived attempts in the 1990s, but neither arrangement worked. Bustout Burlesque and New Orleans Burlesque Festival Founder Rick Delaup helped connect West with the new Evangeline, Ginger Valentine, who will debut her full Evangeline the Oyster Girl act Saturday at Bustout Burlesque. “It’s beautiful and sexy entertainment,”

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Kitty West created the original Evangeline act in 1948.

“It’s not just dancing.  It’s a story. You have  to do the story.”   - Kitty West     “It’s different from what people are used to [from  me],” she says. “The Oyster Girl is a story with  emotion and a narrative, and that goes back to ballet for me.”     Delaup shared video of West at previous burlesque events. Valentine watched them and started  to talk with West on the phone. This summer,  Delaup and Valentine visited West in Mississippi so  they could work on the act together.     West is excited about passing on the shell and  pearl to Valentine.     “[She] is a fabulous dancer,” West says. “This girl  does a beautiful act, and I am happy to see someone  who is sophisticated and beautiful doing it.”   

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MUSIC listings




Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com


Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 faX: 504.483.3116

all show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

De la Cour, ryan peterson, maggie Koerner, 10

TUESDay 11

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10

Banks Street Bar — micah mckee & friends, 8; Carlos & friends, 10 Blue Nile — open ears music series, 10 BMC — the business, 5; Carolyn broussard, 5; Jamey st. pierre & the Honeycreepers, 8; street legends brass band, 11 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — paul longstreth, 5 Chickie Wah Wah — ben labat, 6:30; tommy malone, 8 Circle Bar — the eastern sea, bantam foxes, my father’s rifle, 10

Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wednell brunious, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Carl leblanc, 8 The Maison — gregory agid, 6; magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — michael liuzza, 9; sazerac the Clown’s Closet, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8

WEDnESDay 12 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Jeff albert & Hear in now trio feat. marcello benetti, 9 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — the soundman project, 8; gravity a, 10 BMC — blues-4-sale, 8; rue fiya, 11 Cafe Istanbul — nayo Jones, the Yisrael trio, 8 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — matt lemmler, 4:30; stephanie Jordan Jazz Quartet, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 8 Circle Bar — Holy ghost tent revival, adam arcuragi, 10 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

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DEC Do some Youtube digging and you’ll luke winslow-King come upon a 34-year-old television 9 p.m. sunday show: a very ’70s Christmas special with the Cash family. Johnny deadpans, tipitina’s duets with June, Kris Kristofferson and rita 501 napoleon ave. Coolidge, has a few awkward exchanges with a leisure-suited young comedian named 895-8477 steve martin and closes by welcoming his six girls onto the stage: Carlene, tara, rosanne, Cindy, Kathy and rosey. together, they perform the somber highlight of the program, a half-Jerusalem, half-nashville chorale reading of “silent night” dedicated to “mother” maybelle, banjoscratching matriarch of the Carter family, who had died two months prior. that year, at age 23, eldest daughter rosanne was born again as a recording artist; within two years she would bank two hit records on Columbia, three no. 1 singles and her own decorated wing in the Cash estate. in typecast family and country fashion, that outburst was followed by a 27-year ache, much of which she shared in song. Jailbreak rocker King’s record shop saw her reaching beyond the trappings of genre, name and fame. Commercially inert but artistically pure, Interiors laid bare the failings of her relationship with husband/producer rodney Crowell. on stand-alone follow-up The Wheel, she found a new partner, John leventhal, whom she met in new York City and married shortly after. in early 2006, Cash released the elegiac Black Cadillac, wrapping a 36-month span in which she buried her father, mother and stepmother; the following year, she underwent emergency surgery for a brain malformation. Her music on hiatus, she documented the process in candid writings for The New York Times (“well, actually, it is brain surgery”), for which she became a regular contributor. Her last album, 2009’s The List (manhattan), is a hard-earned reprieve, though not without its own hardships: a selection of a dozen covers, ranging from Hal David to merle Haggard and bob Dylan, from a list of 100 favorites given to her by her father when she was 18, lifting (one hopes) the long black veil at last. new orleanian and bloodshot records recruit luke winslow-King opens. tickets $25. — noaH bonaparte pais


d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8; rocky’s Hot fox trot orchestra Christmas show, 8:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — ellen smith & Carl leblanc, 9:30

Old Point Bar — mumbles, 7

The Maison — shotgun Jazz band, 6; Upstarts, 9

Old U.S. Mint — navy band new orleans, 3

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

Old U.S. Mint — bill malchow, 12

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

Hi-Ho Lounge — tintypes, leyla mcCalla, broken saddles, 8

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Charlie fardella & palm Court Jazz band, 7

Rivershack Tavern — miles Cabeceiras, 7

House of Blues — blue trees, 7

Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8

Siberia — ben de la Cour, ryan nicholson, 10; ben

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

Rock ’N’ Bowl — rocky’s Hot fox trot orchestra, 8:30

Siberia — three bad Jacks, bruiser’s House of surf, rotten Cores, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10 Three Muses — bill malchow, 4:30; snow trio, 7

Banks Street Bar — exit 32, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 BMC — Hubcap Kings, 5; truman Holland & the back porch review, 8; Upstarts, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — aurora nealand, 8


Burgundy Bar — the Yat pack, 8:30

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — we are the Union, new lands, woozy, i’m fine, see You in mexico, 8

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — David torkanowsky, 4:30; george french trio feat. ellen smith, 8 page 64

Fri. Dec. 14 @10pm | The Shiz Sat. Dec. 15 @10pm | Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces Sundays | Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Blaze @ 9pm Mondays | All Request w/ DJ Jacob Durr Tuesdays | 80s Night Dance Party @ 10pm Wednesdays | Open Mic @ 7pm Thursdays | Ladies Night


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Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8

Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4



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Showcasing Local Music MON 12/10 TUE 12/11

Chickie Wah Wah — Chris Smither, 8; Kirk Joseph Backyard Groove, 11

Papa Grows Funk

Circle Bar — Sundog, Eugene, 10

Rebirth Brass Band

Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8

WED Reward feat. Uganda Roberts, 12/12 Tom Worrell & Doug Therrien

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

THU The Trio feat. Johnny V. 12/13 & Special Guests FRI James Booker’s Bday Bash feat. Tom McDermott, 12/14 Josh Paxton, Johnny V., Jack Cruz & others SAT 12/15

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Nightly Drink Specials MONDAY Bucket Special TUESDAY $2 Tuesday, 8pm-12am Domestic Draft & Well WEDNESDAY $4 Margaritas, 6pm-12am

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Buffa’s Lounge — Honey Pots, 8

Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6

Burgundy Bar — Kristina Morales, 9




THURSDAY Ladies Night $1 Domestic Draft and Well for Ladies


FRIDAY $2 Imports, 8pm-12am Karaoke, 8pm-12pm


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Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Prima Jazz Band, 5; Matt Lemmler Duo feat. Robin Barnes, 5; Lena Prima & Band, 10

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Charlie Miller & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Austin Sicard, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Iguanas, 9:30 Siberia — King James & Friends, 6; Benefit for WFMU feat. Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Happy Talk Band, Babes, Life Without Elvis, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Jeremy Lyons, 4; Moonshiners, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9

Carrollton Station — The Missing Links, 9

Tipitina’s — DJ Soul Sister, Hot 8 Brass Band, 10

Chickie Wah Wah — Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Honey Island Swamp Band, 9

Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

Mimi’s in the Marigny — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 9

Circle Bar — Natural Light AllStars, Kid Carsons, 10

Saturday 15

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jon Hebert & Desi Richel, 7; Hank Woji, 8; Bob Worth, 10

Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari Trio, 6

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Father Figures, Secret Walls, 8

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9

Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10

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Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Room Service, Mykia Jovan (upstairs), 10; Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 10

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Basin Jazz Band, 9:30

The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Jazz Vipers, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10

New Orleans Best Every Night!

Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

BMC — Darwin’s Monkey Wrench, 3; Kelcy Mae, 6; Dana Abbott Band, 9; Street Legends Brass Band, midnight

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8; Horace Trahan, 8:30

Krown Trio w/Walter SUN Joe Joe Krown Trio Washington & SUN “Wolfman” 12/16 Russell feat. Russell Batiste & Walter Batiste 3/13 Wolfman Washington

Bayou Beer Garden — Little Freddie King, 9

d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; Grayson Capps & the Lost Cause Minstrels, 10

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

Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew

Banks Street Bar — White Colla Crimes, HypenKrunk, 10

Oak — Miles Cabecerious, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Washboard Rodeo, 6 Old Point Bar — Dana Abbott Duo, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7; Charlie Miller, 7 Preservation Hall — Tornado Brass Band feat. Darryl Adams, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Detective Fish, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Horace Trahan, 8:30 Siberia — The Sideshow Tragedy, Not in the Face, Golden Vices, SS Boombox, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Neal Caine Quintet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 4:30; Luke Winslow King, 7:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Friday 14 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Egg Yolk Jubilee, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — The Shiz, 10 House of Blues — Colin Lake Trio, 5; ZOSO, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Rebirth Brass Band, Joe Krown Trio, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Russell Batiste, 10

Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont-15, 7 Banks Street Bar — Smashing Blonde, House of Surf, Chris Klein & the Boulevards, DRoc, 8 Bayou Beer Garden — Mo Jelly, 8:30 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Khris Royal & Dark Matter, 10 BMC — Hubcap Kings, 3; Peter Novelli, 6; John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9; Kidnapped Orchestra, midnight

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8

Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8

Landlubbers Pub & Club — Eli Seals Band, 8

Burgundy Bar — Bobby Lonero & the New Orleans Express, 9

The Maison — Jasen Weaver, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, 10:30; Lagniappe Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — High Ground Drifters, 7; Joe Barbara, 9; John Parker, 10; Rebecca Green, 11 Oak — Billy Iuso, 9 Old Point Bar — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Naughty Professor, 2

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Prima Jazz Band, 9 Carrollton Station — Alexis & the Samurai, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Honey Island Swamp Band, 9 Circle Bar — Blind Texas Marlin, Natalie Mae, Steve Eck, Big Toe, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

MUSic LISTINGS d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Ever Expanding Waste Band feat. members of Morphine, 11

Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m.

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Bryce Eastwood, 10

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 7 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, 10 House of Blues — Traver Geoffrey, 5 Howlin’ Wolf — A Cure for Kiddos: A Benefit Concert for Leukodystrophy Research at Tulane University, 7 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Mumble Bee, Dj Dizzi, 10 Hurricanes Sports Bar — Grunge Factory Toys for Tots Benefit, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown Swing Band, 8; Brass-A-Holics, midnight Landlubbers Pub & Club — Paula & the Pontiacs, 8 The Maison — Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Essentials, 10:30; Dysfunctional Bone, midnight Oak — Mumbles, 9 Old Point Bar — Dana Abbott, 9:30

Preservation Hall — Kid Merv Quintet, 8; The Brassft Punk CD release, midnight Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Refugeze, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, Debauche, 9

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Jeremy Lyons & the Deltabilly Boys, 10

Mudlark Theatre — Father Figures, Helen Gillet Collaboration, Alien Family, 9 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 3:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 7 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Legacy Band feat. Tommy Sancton, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — Hillbilly Hotel, Esqueleto, Summer, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — John Mahoney Big Band, 8 & 10

Siberia — Dash Rip Rock CD release, Cons & Prose, King Louie’s One Man Band, 9

Spotted Cat — Rites of Swing, 3; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Astral Project, 8 & 10

Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 5:30

Three Muses — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Neal Caine, 9 Tipitina’s — Flow Tribe, Scorseses, 9 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SUNDAY 16 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Fuj, Eugene, Easy Bake Oven, Electrician, 2 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, South Jones, Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 3 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8 BMC — Mumbles, 3; Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Tipitina’s — Rosanne Cash, Luke Winslow King, 8 Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6

MoNDAY 17 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — The Art of Funk, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6; Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9:30; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9:30


Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity — 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 957-7201 — Sat: St. Romanos Chorale presents “God is With Us,” 7:30 Holy Name of Jesus Church — 6367 St. Charles Ave., 865-7430; — Sun: NOVA Chorale, 7:30 John Calvin Presbyterian Church — 4201 Transcontinental Ave., Metairie, 888-1375 — Sun: Christmas in the Western Worlds, 11 a.m. Northshore Harbor Center — 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, (985) 781-3650 — Fri: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve Band Toys for Toys Benefit, 7:30 St. Alphonsus Church — 2025 Constance St., 524-8116 — Wed: Pfister Sisters holiday concert, 6 St. Louis Cathedral — Jackson Square — Thu: Samuel Liegeon, 6 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Sun: Navy Brass Band & Woodwind Ensemble, 5

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The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10

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Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8

WEDNESDAYS 5pm Kipori Woods

SATURDAYS 8pm 12/15 Joe Krown Swing Band 12/22 & 29 Leroy Jones Quintet

Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30

The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Clint Johnson, 7; Soul Project, 10

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Circle Bar — Volcanoes, Glish, Gallyknapper, 10

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

Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m.

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Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8

d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews & Amanda Shaw, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8; Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8


Checkpoint Charlie — Jeff Ruby, 7

Dragon’s Den — Hatcha, Rekanize, Innerlign, Mr. Cool Bad Guy, Unicorn Fukr, 10

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10



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NOw ShOwING ANNA KARENINA (R) — Keira Knightley plays the title role in the adaptation of the tolstoy novel about a russian aristocrat who has a scandalous affair. Canal Place ARGO (R) — ben affleck directs the political drama based on tony mendez’s account of the rescue of six U.s. diplomats from tehran, iran during the 1979 iran hostage crisis. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9 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

END OF WATCH (R) — after confiscating money and firearms from the members of a cartel, two officers are marked for death. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 FLIGHT (R) — Denzel washington, Don Cheadle, melissa leo and others star in the drama about a troubling discovery surrounding a pilot’s emergency landing. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 HITCHCOCK (PG-13) — the film follows alfred Hitchcock’s (anthony Hopkins) quest to make Pyscho, despite receiving no support from his studio, which puts a strain on his relationship with his wife alma (Helen mirren). AMC Palace 20, Canal Place HOLY MOTORS (NR) — the french fantasy drama follows a man who travels between multiple parallel lives. Chalmette Movies

KILLING THEM SOFTLY (R) — based on the george V. Higgins novel set in new orleans, a professional enforcer (brad pitt) investigates a heist that occurred during a high stakes, mob-protected poker game. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX LIFE OF PI (PG) — ang lee directs the adaptation of Yann martel’s 2001 adventure novel. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 LINCOLN (PG-13) — steven spielberg’s biopic stars Daniel Day-lewis as abraham lincoln and sally field as mary todd lincoln. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13) — logan lerman, emma watson and ezra miller star in the film adaptation of stephen Chbosky’s young adult novel about an outcast who’s embraced by two eccentric classmates. AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies PITCH PERFECT (PG-13) — a rebellious student (anna Kendrick) is determined to update a college a capella group’s repertoire before a championship event. Hollywood 14 PLAYING FOR KEEPS (PG-13) — a former professional athlete attempts to turn his life around by coaching

THE POLAR EXPRESS 3-D (PG-13) — the adaptation of the Chris Van allsburg children’s classic voiced by tom Hanks returns in 3-D. Entergy IMAX RED DAWN (PG-13) — a group of young people forms a guerilla army to defend their washington town from invading north Koreans in the remake of the 1984 film. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) — the animated fantasyadventure film is based on william Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE SESSIONS (R) — a journalist and poet with polio (John Hawkes) seeks the services of a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity. AMC Palace 20 SKYFALL (PG-13) — Daniel Craig returns as James bond in the spy thriller. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania TAKEN 2 (PG-13) — the sequel to the 2008 thriller finds a retired intelligence agent (liam neeson) dealing with the same criminals who once abducted his daughter. AMC Palace 20 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART II (PG-13) — in the fifth and final installment of the series, bella and edward must protect their child from a vampire coven. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) — a forgotten video game character (voiced by John C. reilly) goes on a journey across generations of arcade games to prove he can be a hero. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

OPENING FRIDAY THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — the film is the first installment of peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.r.r. tolkien fantasy.

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THE COLLECTION (R) — a young woman sneaks out of her house to attend a party, and a sick criminal crashes the party in search of victims. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX

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“Behind every great man there’s Directed by a great woman” goes the dated Sacha Gervasi and patronizing cliche, but those words suit both the era and the Starring Anthony Hopkins biographical details of the great and Helen Mirren Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Wide Release Reville. the couple met in the early 1920s at a London film studio where Reville had begun work at the age of 16, and they would remain married for 53 years until Hitchcock’s death in 1980. Over the course of the director’s storied career and 50-plus feature films, Reville served as a silent partner to the Master of Suspense, providing crucial support as a script editor and sounding board. the times didn’t allow Reville the fame and glory she likely deserved and would have enjoyed today. Sounds like a great subject for a movie, doesn’t it? As directed by British filmmaker Sacha Gervasi from a script based on the nonfiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Hitchcock dwells on the couple’s personal and professional relationship at the expense of other, richer aspects of their artistic lives. It’s satisfying to see Reville get her due, and the film has enough film-related detail to keep fans and movie-history buffs engaged. But for those of us who regard the director as one of the great artists of his time — a cinematic trailblazer, a keen observer of human nature and a social satirist of rare substance — Hitchcock feels like a missed opportunity. Many remember the master’s darkly comic persona from his onscreen introductions on the late-1950s tV show Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Hitchcock might have shed much more light on the artist behind the selfimposed caricature. Even so, the Hitchcock scenes that fully address the director’s creative life are worth the price of admission. Instead of trying to tackle the whole of Hitchcock’s epic career, Gervasi focuses on the brief but pivotal period of 1959-60. Hitchcock has just made two of the greatest films of all time — Vertigo and North By Northwest — but felt the need to break the rules and innovate as he had in the early days. the result was Psycho, a film so daring for its time that no one would agree to finance it. Hitchcock had to do that himself despite the risk of personal bankruptcy. these real-life events allow Hitchcock to frame the master as an unlikely but authentic underdog, despite his tremendous overall success, tangling with studio execs and, later, censors who hoped to ban the film. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren throw themselves into the lead roles with everything they’ve got, but the lightweight script sometimes undermines otherwise strong performances. Layered with prosthetics and silicone, Hopkins still doesn’t look much like Hitchcock, which takes some time to accept. A climactic sequence in which the director suddenly becomes the baton-wielding conductor of his own trademark mayhem constitutes one of the year’s most inspired moments on film. But it’s not hard to imagine what the endlessly droll and deadpan Hitchcock might have said about his own biopic: “It’s not a bad story, but it could have used a little suspense and a more dashing lead.” — KEN KORMAN


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an McKellen is Gandalf the Grey in director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opens in theaters Friday, Dec. 14. It is the first in what Jackson intends to be a trilogy of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, which was a precursor to the Lord of the Rings trilogy of books and movies. The film stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, the adventurous uncle of Frodo, one of the heroes in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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ELF (PG) — Will Ferrell is Buddy, a human raised as an elf who travels from the North Pole to New York to find his father. Midnight FridaySaturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; ELF (PG) — The hotel screens the Will Ferrell Christmas comedy as part of its outdoor movie series featuring drinks and snacks by SoBou. Free admission. 6 p.m. Wednesday, W New Orleans French Quarter, 316 Chartres St., 581-1200; THE FLAT (NR) — The Israeli documentary follows filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger as he uncovers a troubled family history after his grandmother’s death. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 FLOOD STREETS (NR) — Based on Helen Krieger’s short story collection, the film follows Bywater bohemians rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. The screening is part of the NOLAsyncroniCITY film

IN THE FAMILY (NR) — After his partner dies suddenly, a man deals with grief and a rapidly escalating custody battle over his child. 8:45 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (NR) — In Frank Capra’s classic, an angel helps a distraught businessman (James Stewart) by showing what life would be like if he never existed. 10 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 19, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; NORTH SEA TEXAS (NR) — The Flemish coming-of-age drama follows a 14-year-old boy who falls in love with his male best friend who lives next door. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Dec. 20, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; OUR LATIN THING (NR) — The 1972 documentary explores the music of New York City’s Spanish Harlem, and it features Latin musicians

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OPENING ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; — Works by Michelle Gagliano, through Jan. 10. Opening reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www.noaam. com — “The Labat Project,” oral history and family archives exploring creole culture of coastal Mississippi by Lori k. Gordon, through Dec. 26. Opening reception 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.


A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; — “Moonshine & Stratum Lucidum,” photographs by Louviere + Vanessa; “Salt and Time,” photographs by Shelby Lee Adams; “Natural Histories,” photographs by keith carter in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Nocturnes,” photographs by Josephine Sacabo in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; both through December. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www.antieaugallery. com — “A Good Defense,” works by Beth Bojarski, through January. ART HOUSE ON THE LEVEE. 4725 Dauphine St., 247-8894 — “The Polaroid Years,” photographs by Richard Mccabe in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Dec. 22.

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www. — “Archaeologies of the Extraordinary Everyday,” dolls and mixed media on canvas by Anne Marie Grgich; “The Filthy Fs,” paintings by VonHoffacker; both through Jan. 5. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; — Oil paintings by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BIG BUNNY FINE ART. 332 Exchange Alley, 3092444; www.lineartgallery. com — “Old Enough For Ghosts,” works by Greg Gieguez, Steve Lohman, Sarah Nelson and Hanneke Relyea, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., — “Earth Never Leaves Your Hands,” photographs by Lindsay carter Pritchard in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 8. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; — “Mantras of Form and Pattern,” handmade paper installations and abstract works by Teresa cole, through Dec. 29.

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More than any other medium, photography is about time and time’s relationship to light and circumstance. In the hands of three Southern photographers, the results are often poetic. Deborah Luster’s early works, on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, predate her more famous images of Louisiana prisoners and crime scenes, but the same insightful Salt & Truth: THRu whimsy illuminates views that include Photographs by JAN rural children posed with captive Shelby Lee Adams eels or dressed in their Sunday best 50 Photographs: amid fields of billowy cotton. Here the street corner magic tricks of characters An Iconography of like Damien and Listine (above) coexist Chance: Photowith a colorful array of personalities who graphs by Tav Falco appear as living and breathing stories Ogden Museum rendered in flesh — memories flash frozen in time. of Southern Art The inhabitants of Shelby Lee Adams’ 925 camp St. controversial Salt and Truth series of por(504) 539-9600 traits from rural Appalachia are shocking for their unvarnished candor. Here highly www.ogdeneccentric characters gaze intently at us from within crumbling clapboard shacks or decrepit barns with raccoon skins nailed to plank walls. Much of this suggests a Diane Arbus version of WPA photography, but Adams, a native of the area, understands that while his subjects may lack sophistication, they radiate the enduring tenacity one might expect from living examples of unadulterated Appalachian Americana. Legendary musician, author and historian Tav Falco has long been a dedicated photographer of his native turf, and his images taken in and around Memphis, Tenn., in the 1970s glow with the quiet lucidity of a vision that distills people and places to their salient inner essence. But this is the South, so all those ghostly landscapes and ramshackle structures seem inhabited by the spirits of all who have come before. Or as Falco puts it: “Photography is a lone process of the lone eye blinking and twitching and gazing upon the terrifying, amusing and often diverting evidence of the living and the dead.” — D. ERIc BOOkHARDT


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3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — “Perspectives,” photographs by Dinah DiNova, Britney Anne Majure and William Widmer in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Dec. 21.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; — “Against the Tide,” paintings and mixed media by Jacqueline Bishop; “Send it On Down,” photographs by Deborah Luster in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; both through Dec. 22.


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CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — Works by Jere Allen, Christina Goodman, Sonia Kouyoumdjian, Mary Hardy and gallery artists, through Dec. 29. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www. — Works by Joachim Casell, Phillip Sage, Rene Ragi, Jack Miller and others, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; — Mixed-media constructions by Hasmig Vartanian; “Field Notes: the Dialogue Continued,” photographs by Leslie Addison and George Havard Yerger in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; all through Dec. 29. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “loss,” photographs by Souzan Alavi in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 5. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; — Hand-carved works in wood by Daniel Garcia, ongoing.

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D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936; www.docsgallery. com — “the Wildflower Series,” oil paintings by Busch, through Jan. 3.


DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www. — Images from the book Jackson Squared by Will Crocker, Jackson Hill and tom Varisco; paintings by Romy Mariano; both through Dec. 29. FLEXSPACE. 638 Clouet St. — “Giving Light,” photographs by tabitha Austin. Open by appointment only through Saturday. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola. com — Works by Paul Santoleri, through Jan. 12. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; — Works by Carl Joe Williams; works by Kyle Hossli; “Angry American Artist,” works by Rajko Radovanovic; works by Mike Drake, through Jan. 6. GALLERY 30-OH-1. Joey K’s, 3001 Magazine St., second floor — “Living on Stilts,” works by Aimee Farnet Siegel, through December. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; — “As Above-So Below,” mixed-media works by the Australian artist collective ALASKA Projects, through Sunday.

GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; — “5 Rooms/5 Photographers,” photographs by Heidi Lender, Jane Fulton Alt, Jennifer Shaw, Aline Smithson and Ayumi tanaka in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 26. HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “V,” a five-year anniversary show featuring more 40 artists, through Jan. 6. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. — “IcoNOLAgy,” paintings by Will Smith Jr., through December. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 5225471; — “Your Love Never Survived the Heat of My Heart,” paintings by ted Riederer, through December. KEN KIRSCHMAN ARTSPACE. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St. — Photographs by Frank Hamrick and Steve Pyke in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Friday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “the Symphony Inside Her,” works by Nathan Durfee, through Dec. 29. L’ENTREPOT GALLERY. 527 Julia St., 450-4620; www. — “Elle Orleans,” works by Jesse Freeman and Geraldine Brezca, through Saturday. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity,” multimedia works depicting experiences of multicultural populations, through Sunday. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “Contemporary Antiques,” a group photography show curated by Franke Relle in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 5. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip tipton, tamra Carboni and Caren Nowak, ongoing. RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., 525-2500; — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March.

SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Facade,” photographic collage by J. Stirling Barrett, through Feb. 2. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 7104506; — “Sexual Expression,” female portraits by Veronica Ali, through Jan. 5. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Memes and Mirrors of Mind and Memory,” three-dimensional structures by Jimmy Block, through Jan. 9. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Recent Observations,” photographs by Lee Crum in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Interface,” ceramic installations by Bradley Sabin; both through Dec. 29. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart. org — “Wax On,” encaustic works by Louisiana artists curated by Jessica Danby, through Jan. 12. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; — “Painters’ Choice,” photographs by Lake Newton in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 6. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing. TORRES-TAMA ARTEFUTURO STUDIO. 1329 Saint Roch Ave., 232-2968 — “Photo Retablos: Immigrants in Chocolate City,” mixed-media photographs by Jose torrestama in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December. VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., 522-2900; — “New Orleans Portraits,” paintings by Sarah Stiehl, through Dec. 24.

SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., 891-8682; www. — “Reconsidering Nature,” photographs by Janell O’Halloran in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December. Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www. — Photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing.


NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; www.nutrias. org — “Random Daze,” works by Dwayne Conrad, Natasha Sanchez, Pat Jolly, Amanda Leigh and Brian Cunningham, through Jan. 7. POYDRAS CENTER. 650 Poydras St. — “Excursions,” paintings by Al Champagne, through December. SIBERIA. 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — “Hostile Work Environment,” concert photographs by Gary LoVerde, through Dec. 23.

call for artists BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE RECYCLED FASHION SHOW. the charity seeks designers for its benefit fashion show featuring items from the Bridge House thrift store that have been reimagined into fashionable outfits. the event is March 1. Email jpitman@ for details.

RAU FOR ART FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION. M.S. Rau Antique’s foundation, which provides scholarships to high school artists in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes, has an art competition that awards scholarships and an opportunity to study in Italy. Visit for details. Application deadline is Dec. 21.

museums ABITA SPRINGS MUSEUM & TRAILHEAD. Tammany Trace, Abita Springs, (985) 892-3597 — “Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood,” an exhibit from the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission, through Dec. 30. AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Yet Do I Marvel: Countee Cullen and the Harlem Renaissance,” an exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen and his literary and artistic contemporaries, through Dec. 20. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St.,

GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 5867432; — “Faces of treme,” photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 26. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; — “Perique,” photographs by Charles Martin in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 2. “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. — “Jewels through History,” jewelry by Mario Villa, through Dec. 30. “Ritual Forms: the Sculptures and Drawings of Clyde Connell,” through Dec. 30. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. — “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond“; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., 568-6968; www.crt.state. — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. M.S. RAU ANTIQUES. 630 Royal St., 523-5660; www. — “Impressionism: Influences and Impact,” paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, through Jan. 4. NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; —

“Bambara: From Africa to New Orleans, From the Gambia River to the Mississippi,” through Dec. 29.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — “19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” paintings by Richard Clague, Marshall Smith Jr. and William Buck, through Jan. 6. “Lifelike,” works based on commonplace objects and situations by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James Casebere and others, through Jan. 27. “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Feb. 10. “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. “CURRENtS,” a showcase of photography by New Orleans Photo Alliance members, through Jan. 6. “50 Photographs: An Iconography of Chance,” works by tav Falco; “Something Whispered, Something Sung,” photographs by Louviere+Vanessa; “Salt & truth,” photographs by Shelby Lee Adams, through Jan. 7.



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528-3800; — “Color Fall Down,” photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Where Do We Migrate to?” a group show; “Rooted,” a mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; “Revolve,” sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff; all through Jan. 20. Murals by MILAGROS, through April 6.


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A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — John “spud” mcConnell is scrooge in the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Call 522-6545 or visit for reservations. tickets $12.50-$25. 7:30 p.m. thursday-saturday, 2 p.m. saturday-sunday. A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE WHOLE STORY. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569; — rene J.f. piazza re-imagines Dickens’ classic as a screwball comedy with a cast of eccentric characters. tickets $25$45. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. saturday. A COVINGTON NATIVE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; — frank levy’s comedy merges the true history of Covington with mark twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. tickets $8. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday. DANNY O’FLAHERTY’S A CELTIC CHRISTMAS. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, 885-2000; — musician o’flaherty and friends present a show of song, dance and storytelling. tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors, $20 students and $15 children under 12. 7:30 p.m. saturday. DEBAUCHERY. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — pat bourgeois’ monthly soap opera follows an eccentric new orleans family. tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. wednesday. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO PLAY.


Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 522-8014; — members of nola Voice talent perform a radio-style stage adaptation of the frank Capra film to benefit local nonprofits. the Crescent City sound Chorus opens. tickets $15, $12 Deutsches Haus members. 7 p.m. saturday. THE PECAN CRACKER. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters. com — the musical is a new orleans twist on The Nutcracker with buttermilk drops, a cockroach army, dancing alligators and snowflakes in City park. tickets $17-20. 7:30 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday through Dec. 23. ROMEO & JULIET. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — performers use the space of noma’s great Hall in the nola project’s interactive production of the shakespeare tragedy. tickets $24 general admission, $12 noma members and obstructed view area. 7:30 p.m. thursday and sunday. SCROOGE IN ROUGE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — Jefferson turner re-imagines the Christmas Carol as a british music hall show in the production starring ricky graham, Yvette Hargis and Varla Jean merman. tickets $26. 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and friday-saturday, 6 p.m. sunday through Dec. 23. SESSION. Mimi’s in the Marigny, 2601 Royal St., 872-9868; — new York City-based performer Diana arnold’s one-woman show explores issues of loss and rebirth through a poetic retelling of a therapy session. tickets $8. 7 p.m. tuesday.

M. Butterfly

life is stranger than fiction. David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly, currently on the boards at shadowbox theatre, is proof of that cliche. even stranger than the play is the real story on which it’s based. in 1986, a french diplomat was tried for treason on charges he had passed state secrets to his mistress — a Chinese opera diva. in Chinese opera, the women characters are played by men. the diplomat’s mistress of 20 years was a man, and the intrigue caused a national scandal. two years later, Hwang’s work premiered — winning Drama Desk and tony awards for best play. in director frederick mead’s skillful hands, we could enjoy this fascinating kaleidoscope of espionage and sexual confusion. the play starts with ex-diplomat rene gallimard (michael Cahill, top left) alone in his cell in a prison on the outskirts of paris. to his amazement, he has become a celebrity. society types yuk it up over his fate: How could he not have known his mistress was actually a mister? gallimard comforts himself that he once knew and was loved by the most perfect of women. the play then flashes back to peking and his meeting with the lovely song lilling (Joshua smith). she sings the death scene from Madame Butterfly, when butterfly commits hara-kiri with a dagger because “a death with honor is better than life without honor.” gallimard approaches her, but lilling treats him with disdain. she considers puccini’s idealization of the “oriental” woman as a vacuous western prejudice, and is caustic about the west in general. Hwang, who is Chinese-american, insists on using “oriental,” although — or because — it’s politically incorrect. if you want to know about Chinese culture, come to the Chinese opera, lilling taunts gallimard. He is a shy man —and he’s married. nonetheless, he courts lilling and eventually she allows him into her house, but warns that her modesty forbids her to disrobe. it’s a natural dodge, as that would have revealed her secret and possibly brought down the final curtain on their romance — unless gallimard actually knows she’s a man. that’s one of the many unanswered conundrums of the play and of the real-life drama. whatever the case, lilling is actually a spy who is gathering information about american involvement in Vietnam. at one point, when it looks like lilling’s bluff has been called, she shocks gallimard and the audience by announcing she’s pregnant. Diplomat and diva are the central focus of the play. Cahill does an exceptionally convincing job in his challenging role. the same can be said for smith, both in and out of his kimono. the supporting cast was also generally strong: Doug mundy as gallimard’s high school friend and george patterson as the french ambassador. nancy Harman was a slightly nutty Danish visitor, while suzaune Yee mcKamey played lilling’s servant and a piranha-like Communist bureaucrat. M. Butterfly was a welcome chance to see a modern classic. many thanks to the little shadowbox theatre for undertaking this large, difficult drama. — Dalt wonK

SWEENEY TODD. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; — Cellist Helen gillet and ratty scurvics star in the sondheim musical about a murderous

barber. tickets $25. 8 p.m. thursdays-sunday. “TITANIC” AND “THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE.” Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, 865-5106; www.tulane.

edu — promethean theatre Co. presents a double feature of the Christopher Durang short pieces Titanic, an absurd retelling of events aboard the ill-fated ship, and The Actor’s Nightmare, in

StAGE LIStINGS which an accountant is mistaken for an actor’s understudy and forced to perform in an unfamiliar play. Visit for reservations. tickets $20 general admission, $15 students and seniors. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. THE WINTER WONDERETTES. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — the musical follow-up to The Marvelous Wonderettes features the girl group singing holiday classics. tickets $18.50 general admission, $14 children under 12. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

BURLESQUE & CABAREt BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. — trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. BUSTOUT BURLESQUE. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob. com — the burlesque troupe performs. tickets $31 general admission, $61 balcony seating. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

SIX GEESE A’LAYIN’. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; — the Christmas cabaret features both holiday classics and offbeat numbers. Call 202-0986 or email for details. tickets $15. 6 p.m Sunday and Dec. 23.

DANCE THE ABANDONED HEART CIRCUS. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. neworleanshealingcenter. org — Avatar Movement Dance Company’s original production follows a young girl whose dark past forces her to choose a new life. tickets $20 general admission, $15 children 10 and under Friday and Sunday, $15 general admission, $10 children Saturday. 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday, 1 p.m. Saturday. THE NUTCRACKER SUITE.

FAMILY HANSEL AND GRETEL. Carrollton United Methodist Church, 921 S. Carrollton Ave — the Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild presents an abridged production of the opera recommended for children under 12. there is craft-making at 10:30 a.m., and a reception following the production. Call 529-2278 ext. 227 or visit for reservations. tickets $15 general admission, $10 children. 11 a.m. Saturday.

CoMEDY ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www. for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; 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., 231-7011; — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday.

DREAM FANTASY CASTLE PRESENTS THE BAT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — the troupe performs improv in the dark. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the weekly showcase rotates tNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and tami and the Language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. IMPROV 7. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569; www. — the Actor’s theatre of New Orleans’ improv troupe incorporates audience suggestions into their act. tickets $31.50 general admission, $20.95 students (includes fees). 10:30 p.m. Saturday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 784-0054; www.therapynola. com — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit www. for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.


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EVENTS TUESDAY 11 CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888; www. — the park showcases light displays at the event that also features live music and holiday activities. Visit www.celebrationintheoaks. com for details. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. sunday-thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. fridaysaturday, through Jan. 1. CELEBRITY BARTENDER BASH. Dijon, 1379 Annunciation St,

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WEDNESDAY 12 CLAIBORNE AVENUE CORRIDOR STUDY MEETINGS: IBERVILLE, TREME/ LAFITTE, SEVENTH WARD. Andrew H. Wilson School, 3617 General Pershing St., 827-4608 — the City of new orleans hosts neighborhood meetings to discuss a federal and locally funded revitalization and transportation study of the Claiborne avenue corridor called “livable Claiborne Communities.” 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-5686993; museum/properties/usmint — Curator polly rolman-smith presents behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s science and technology collection. reservations are required. Call 523-3939 for details. admission $15 friends of the Cabildo and louisiana museum foundation members, $20 nonmembers. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. SHARE THE LOVE 12-1212 SHELTER ADOPTION EVENT. LA/SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 368-5191; — in honor of Dec. 12, 2012, the la/ spCa offers pet adoptions for $12, and that fee includes vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, a rabies vaccination and orleans parish license. there are also giveaways, special activities, a raffle and bake sale and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

THURSDAY 13 CLAIBORNE AVENUE CORRIDOR STUDY MEETINGS: CENTRAL CITY, BW COOPER. Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 522-8811; — the City of new orleans hosts neighborhood meetings to discuss a federal and locally funded revitalization and transportation study of the Claiborne avenue corridor called “livable Claiborne Communities.” 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. NEW ORLEANS CRAFT


MAFIA HOLIDAY MARKET. Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. — The market of local, handmade goods by Craft Mafia members and Byrdie’s resident artists also features free drinks and snacks. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. NOLA WISE HOLIDAY HOMEOWNER ENERGY SHOWCASE. The open-house tour of a Faubourg Marigny home (2406 Burgundy St.) showcases the home’s energy efficiency features. Wearing holiday sweaters is encouraged. Email for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ST. BERNARD CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES. Corinne Estates subdivision, Corinne Avenue, Chalmette — The tour benefiting St. Bernard Parish charities features complimentary refreshments, a Christmas boutique and parade of prizes. Call (504) 738-1663 or (504) 301-3630 for details. Admission $12 in advance, $15 day of event. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A TABLE MES AMIS: DINING IN MID-19TH CENTURY NEW ORLEANS. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-568-6993; www.crt.state. — Carolyn Bercier, deputy director and curator of Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses, explores Creole dining traditions. Free admission. 6 p.m. YOU CAN RING OUR BELL. Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 522-0111; — The event kicks off the Salvation Army’s holiday collection season with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and auctions. Call 899-4569 or visit Admission $70 in advance, $80 at the door. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CHRISTMAS IN TREME. New Orleans African American Museum, 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www. — Glen David Andrews and the Congo Square Preservation Society perform at the event with holiday music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS GALA. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; — New Orleans Saints players Roman Harper, Lance Moore, Pierre Thomas and others are honored at United Way’s gala. Visit for details. 7 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET. Fulton Street, at Poydras Street near Harrah’s Hotel — On Friday and Saturday, the street offers photos with Santa, roaming carolers, an area with holiday treats, decorations and a nightly faux snowfall. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Through Dec. 22. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, page 79





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BEST BARTENDER OF NEW ORLEANS CONTEST. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., 943-1415; — The three finalists from the Where Y’at contest compete in a mix-off at the Fair Grounds’ Clubhouse, and guests can sample and vote for the winner. Admission $10. 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CHEW DAT COOK-OFF BENEFIT. Arthur Ashe Charter School, 1456 Gardena Drive, 373-6267; — At the nonprofit Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools’ fundraiser, teams receive a secret ingredient and compete in preparing threecourse meals. Visit www. for details. Admission is a $25 suggested donation. 6 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. DIY TABLE SETTINGS WITH PROJECT CREATE. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; — The workshop teaches how to make napkins and napkin rings. Admission $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www. germancoastfarmersmarket. org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. HOLIDAY HOP. The Red Shoe Society of Greater New Orleans’ fundraiser benefiting Ronald McDonald House features drink specials at bar stops along the St. Charles

Avenue streetcar line. There will be a costume contest for tacky Christmas attire. Call or visit www.holidayhop. for details. Tickets $15 general admission, $30 VIP admission. Noon to 6 p.m. THE IMPACTS & INFLUENCES OF IMPRESSIONISM. M.S. Rau Antiques, 630 Royal St., 523-5660; — Lisa Rotondo-McCord, assistant director of art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, presents the lecture in conjunction with M.S. Rau’s exhibition Impressionism: Influences & Impact. Free admission. 2 p.m. LATIN AMERICAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 465-2161; www.shoptheesplanade. com — Unidad Hispanoamericana’s event features cultural music, dancing and entertainment, cultural presentations and traditional holiday treats. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS GALA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — After its annual conference, the group hosts a gala with music by Quintron and Panorama Jazz Band and food by New Orleans Food Truck Coalition members. Visit www.lacharterschools. org for details. Tickets $150 general admission, $45 charter school teachers (both tickets include conference admission). 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water Street, Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www.artformadisonville. org — The monthly market features works by local artists including paintings, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NORTHSHORE CAMELLIA SOCIETY SHOW & SALE. St. Scholastica Academy, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington — The show and sale features more than 100 camellia plants. Call (985) 630-9899 or email for details. Anyone interesting in having their plants judged can submit from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Show 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., sale 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PIETY STREET MARKET. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., 908-4741 — More than 40


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; — Tales of the Cocktail’s annual homage to holiday drinks features mixologists creating hot and cold cocktails, food from local restaurants, a holiday market and more. Visit www. for details. Admission $30. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TOYS FOR TOTS BENEFIT SHOW. Hurricanes Sports Bar, 1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 833-0050; www.myspace. com/hurricanessports — Grunge Factory hosts and plays at the concert that collects toys and monetary donations for the charity. There also is a raffle. 10 p.m.


SPORTS HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — The Hornets play the Washington Wizards. 8 p.m. Tuesday and the Minnesota Timberwolves. 7 p.m. Friday. Visit hornets for details. FIELD OF HOPE & CHRISTMAS CLASSIC. Human Performance Center, University Of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, 280-6683‎ — The weekend event includes a night where people with or without disabilities are encouraged to watch, learn about, and participate in wheelchair basketball, boccia ball and softball. On Saturday, teams from surrounding states, including the New Orleans Rollin’ Hornets, compete in a National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournament. Visit www. paralympic-sport-club.html for details. Free admission. FridaySunday. SAINTS. Mercedes-Benz

CAll fOR VOlUNTeeRS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patientservice programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 4951459 or email for details.

EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@ for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or visit for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 304-2275, email or visit www. for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call 837-0175 or email for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUN-

TEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ for details. NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleansarea inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and www. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 8990820, email elizabeth@scapc. org or visit for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 8318475 for details. VISITING PET PROGRAM VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. Harahan Senior Center, 100

Elodie St., 737-3810 — The animal-assisted therapy program offers an orientation for prospective volunteers. Email or visit for details. Admission $10. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

WORDS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. CORNELL LANDRY. Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-1200 — The author signs and reads from his children’s book Goodnight NOLA. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. DAVID SPIELMAN. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The author signs and discusses When Not Performing. 7 p.m. Thursday. Spielman also appears at Old Metairie Library (2350 Metairie Road, 838-4353) 6 p.m. Monday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday. EMILY FORD. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author signs and discusses The Jews of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: A History of Life and Community Along the Bayou. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. THE FICTION WRITERS’ GROUP. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Ellen Johnson, author of Real or Fantasy: Part One, is the guest at the meeting. 7 p.m. Monday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. HARD TIMES BLUES TOUR. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., 913-9073; — Elwin Cotman, Ben Passmore and Luka Miro present their comics, fiction, poetry, music and debut readings from their newest works. Poet Ben Kopel also reads. 8 p.m. Wednesday. KEN FOSTER. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author signs and reads from I’m a Good Dog:

Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet. 6 p.m. Tuesday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MARTHA HOLOUBEK FITZGERALD. The Catholic Book Store, 3003 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-7504 — The author signs and discusses The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope & Healing and Letters to Luke. 11 a.m. Saturday. MELINDA PALACIO. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The poet signs and reads from How Fire Is a Story, Waiting. 6 p.m. Thursday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. PHIL SANDUSKY. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author signs New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes: The Allure of the Image. 2 p.m. Saturday. POPPY TOOKER. Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 6481200 — The author signs Mme. Begue’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery. 5 p.m. Sunday. STELLA PULO. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — The author signs and discusses Shrimp Shells in My Cleavage. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pulo also appears at Lakeshore Library (1000 W. Esplanade Ave., 838-1100; 6 p.m. Thursday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. TROY GILBERT, JACQUES SOULAS & JERRY EDGAR. Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-1200 — The authors sign Cafe Degas Cookbook. 5 p.m. Thursday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail. com for details.

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Princess is a mild mannered but playful dog. Would love a friend to hang out with. She is a good family pet & really appreciates human attention & love. Sleeping in the bed is a favorite thing to do along with daily treat intake! Traci 504-975-5971 Applications for adoption for this pet can be filled out at



Sweet black and white young CAT needs a home Nubs (black & white) Sweet boy w/a nub tail. Outgoing personality & would love a companion. Approx 6 mos & has a heart of gold. Traci 504-9755971 Applications for adoption for this pet can be filled out at

Precious gray tabby kitten. Shula is the definition of kitten: curious & playful; sweet & affectionate. This wide eyed kitten was a bottle baby & is absolutely precious. Call or email: 504-454-8200 or

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Authentic Handmade Indian Rug 100% Wool • Made in India • Size 7’-11’’ x 10’-2” Purchased at Hurwitz Mintz in 2007 • Original Price $2,700.00 • Selling for $1,700 Please call (504) 458-7904 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $225. 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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, you who made me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideal. You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and you, who are in all instances of my life with me, I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. Amen. Thank you, for your love towards me and my loved ones. Persons must pray the prayer three consecutive days without asking your wish. After third day wish will be granted, no matter how different it may be. Then promise to publish this dialogue as soon as this favor is granted. Attention all creditors of Hateship Productions Louisiana, LLC or “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage”. The film has completed shooting in New Orleans, LA. All creditor claims may be mailed to 824 Distributors Row, Harahan, LA 70124. Please file any outstanding creditor claims by December 22, 2012. HAVE A $1000 IDEA TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA? SUBMIT IT TODAY AT http://www.peopleschoice. org TO WIN CASH+TRIP TO KICKOFF. REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE WILL CONDUCT STUDY ON WINNING IDEA.

LEGAL NOTICES Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lillie L. Williams and Donald Williams, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-943-7071 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Melanie Mayfield Concepcion, a/k/a Melanie Suzanne Mayfield, a/k/a Melanie Suzanne Mayfield Concepcion, and/or her heirs, contact Carl V Williams, Esq. at 504.586.9177 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Oscar Turner, IV, and/or his heirs, contact Carl V Williams, Esq, at 504.586.9177 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Roberto Jose Concepcion, a/k/a Roberto T. Concepcion, and/or his heirs, contact Carl V Williams, Esq. at 504.586.9177


NO: 718-123


SUCCESSION OF PAUL ROBERTS, SR. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Executor of this succession has petitioned that Court for authority to sell immovable property of the estate at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for cash, with the succession to pay the usual and customary closing costs at the act of sale. The immovable to be sold at private sale is described as follows: A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the servitudes rights and appurtenances thereunto applying, situated in the State of Louisiana, in that Parish of Jefferson, in that part thereof known as GREENLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, said portion be A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the servitudes rights and appurtenances thereunto applying, situated in the State of Louisiana, in that Parish of Jefferson, in that part thereof known as GREENLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, said portion designated as LOT Y-1 of SQUARE 69-A. According to a plan by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated September 26, 1969 and resurveyed February 6, 1970 to shown improvements, Square 69-A is bounded by Arizona Avenue, 39th Street, Arkansas Avenue and 40th Street, Loy Y-1 commences at a distance of 50.03 feet from the corner of Arizona Avenue and 40th Street, and measures thence 50.03 feet front of Arizona Avenue, with a width in the rear of 50.01 feet, by a depth on the sideline closer to 39th Street of 108.16 feet and a depth on the opposite sideline of 108.98 feet. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 3940 Arizona Avenue, Kenner, LA 70065 Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Clerk, Deputy Clerk, KELLY B. PICOU November 13th, 2012 GERALD P WEBRE ATTY 3408 CLEARVIEW PARKWAY METAIRIE, LA 70006 504 888-0622 Publication: Gambit 11/20 & 12/11/12 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of GLENDA M. HULBERT A/K/A GLENDA MARIE HULBERT, please contact JUSTIN A. REEESE Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Gregory A. Rushing, and/or his heirs, contact Carl V Williams, Esq, at 504.586.9177 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Roosevelt Green, Jr. or the heirs of Roosevelt Green, Jr., please contact Ramona Washington at (504) 7235884. ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of SARA LOUISE SMITH, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504-365-1545

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2007-3238 DIV “M” IN RE: SUCCESSION OF ADELE NOBLES NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable herein described to-wit: 607 BELLEVILLE STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA; Algiers Point 3, Lot 2, Sq 116 UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: ONE HUNDRED NINETY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS and no cents ($196,000.00) less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to purchase and sell. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THIS COURT ATTORNEY: Elaine Appleberry 405 Gretna Blvd., Ste. 107 Gretna, Louisiana 70053 (504) 362-7800 Publication: Gambit 12/11/2012 & 1/1/13

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By virtue of and in obedience to a Writ of EXECUTION and/or Writ of FIERI FACIAS from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in the above numbered and entitled cause in the amount of $1,892,428.61, with interest continuing to accrue at the contract rate of 9.75% per annum from September 12, 2012 for a per diem rate of $496.53 until paid, plus all costs of proceedings, dated October 19, 2012, I have seized and will proceed to sell to the highest bidder at public auction, at the United States Court House for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the following described property to wit:


(a) all of the undivided interest and title (owned on or acquired after September 7, 2012) of Birnham Energy Investment Company, L.P. (hereinafter referred to as “Defendant”), a Texas limited partnership, in and to (i) the following leases (the “Subject Leases”), including without limitation Defendant’s leasehold interests in the Subject Leases as reflected below; (ii) the oil, gas and other minerals in and under the lands covered by the Subject Leases and/or the lands spaced, pooled or unitized therewith (the “Lands”); (iii) the oil, gas and other mineral interests and estates in and under the Lands including, but not limited to working interests, royalties, overriding royalties, net profits interests and production payments (the “Subject Interests”); (iv) any and all oil and gas units covering, in whole or in part, the Lands coveted by, or derived or carved from, the Subject Leases and/ or the Lands spaced pooled or unitized therewith; (v) all pooling, communitization, unitization and similar orders of governmental authorities, bodies and commissions that cover all or any portion of the Lands; and (vi) the Lands and all lands pooled, unitized or communitized therewith: 1. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective July 1, 2001, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 22802, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Remington Oil and Gas Corporation and Magnum Hunter Production, Inc., collectively as Lessee, covering all of Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 10A, containing approximately 4,994.55 acres. Record title as to the entirety of Block 207, Main Pass Area 25% Operating rights as the S1/2 N1/2; N1/2 N1/2 S1/2 of Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, INSOFAR AND ONLY INSOFAR as said lease covers depths from the surface to 100’ below the stratigraphic equivalent of the 6000’ SD as seen in the MP 207 OCS-G 15380 #1 20% 2. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective July 1, 2002, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 23988, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Remington Oil and Gas Corporation and Magnum Hunter Production, Inc., collectively as Lessee, covering all of Block 233, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 10A, containing approximately 4,994.55 acres.

Record title as to the entirety of Block 233, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition 32.50% 3. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective July 1, 2004, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 26098, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Stone Energy Corporation, as Lessee, covering all of Block 145, South Timbalier Area, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 6, containing approximately 5,000 acres. Operating rights as to North One-Half of North One-Half (N1/2 of N1/2) and North One-Half of South One-Half of North One-Half (N1/2 of S1/2 of N1/2) of Block 145, South Timbalier Area, limited as to those depths from the surface of the earth down to 15,200 feet true vertical depth (TVD) 100% 4. Oil and Gas Lease of Submerged Lands under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act dated effective June 1, 2006, bearing Serial No. OCS-G 27831, between the United States of America, as Lessor, and Remington Oil and Gas Corporation, as Lessee, covering all of Block 157, East Cameron Area, as shown on OCS Leasing Map, Louisiana Map No. 2, containing approximately 5,000 acres. Record title as to the entirety of Block 157, East Cameron Area 100%* * The Minerals Management Service has previously approved an assignment in favor of Defendant for an undivided 40% record title interest in OCS-G 27831; an assignment in favor of Defendant for the remaining undivided 60% record title interest in OCS-G 27831 was filed on August 9, 2012 with, and for approval by, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. (b) All oil, gas, casinghead gas, drip gasoline, natural gasoline and condensate, all other liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, and all other minerals, whether similar to the foregoing or not (herein collectively called “Hydrocarbons”), accruing on or after September 7, 2012 to or produced from the Subject Interests and/or to which Defendant on or after September 7, 2012 may be entitled as a result of or by virtue of its record and/or beneficial ownership of anyone or more of the Subject Interests; (c) All of Defendant’s right, title and interest in and to all tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances, and tangible (corporeal) properties in anywise appertaining, belonging, affixed, or incidental to the Subject Interests, in which Defendant owns on or acquires after September 7, 2012 an interest, including any and all tangible (corporeal) property, real (immovable) or personal (movable), in which Defendant now owns or hereafter acquires an interest which is situated upon and/ or used or useful in connection with all or any part of the Subject Interests and including all pipelines, gathering lines, trunk lines, lateral lines, pipeline easements and rights-of-way, compressor, dehydration units, separators, heater treaters, valves, flow lines, gauge meters, alarms, supplies, machinery, derricks, buildings, tanks, wells, well bores, casings, Christmas trees, tubing, rods, liquid extractors, engines, boilers, tools, appliances, cables, wires, surface leases, rights-of-way, easements, servitudes, and franchises, and any such property, right or interest as is otherwise susceptible of mortgage pursuant to Louisiana Civil Code Article 3286 or Louisiana Mineral Code Article 203, and all accessions, additions, substitutes and replacements to or for, and all accessories and attachments to any of the foregoing, and including without limitation the following property: The following property associated with Main Pass Block 233:

the OCS-G 23922 SS-1 (also referred to as Subsea No. 1) wellbore (API No. 177244094000) located on Block 233, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition. Pipeline Right-of-Way No. OCS-G 28480 (which is 200 feet wide and 6.4 miles long, extending from Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233, through Blocks 232 and 241, to Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242). Pipeline Segment No. 16307 (a 2” hydraulic umbilical approximately 34,534 feet in length extending from Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242, through Blocks 232 and 241, to Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233). Pipeline Segment No. 17507 (a 4” bulk gas pipeline approximately 33,798 feet in length extending from Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233, through Blocks 232 and 241, to Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242). Pipeline Segment No. 17508 (a 1.6” hydraulic umbilical approximately 33,876 feet in length extending from Platform A in Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 242, through Blocks 241 and 232, to Subsea Well No. 1 Main Pass Area, South and East Addition, Block 233). The following property associated with East Cameron Block 157: Platform D located on East Cameron Block 157 (Complex No. 2032, located approximately 4620 feet south from the north line of the block and 3272 feet west from the east line of the block). Caisson complex no. 102032 located on East Cameron Block 157. the OCS-G 27831 D-1 wellbore (API No. 177034100300) located on Block 157, East Cameron Area. Pipeline Segment No. 15976 (a 6” gas/condensate pipeline approximately 7,833 feet in length extending from Platform A on East Cameron Block 157 to a 20” subsea tie-in located on East Cameron Block 157). The following property associated with South Timbalier Block 145: Platform B located on South Timbalier Block 145 (Complex No. 2012, located approximately 2590 feet south from the north line of the block and 7245 feet west from the east line of the block). Caisson complex no. 102016 located on South Timbalier Block 145. the OCS-G 26098 B-1 wellbore (API No. 177154121201 for ST00BP01 and API No. 177154121202 for ST01BP00) located on Block 145, South Timbalier Area. Pipeline Right-of-Way OCS-G 28291 (which is 200 feet wide and 3.9 miles long, extending from Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145 to Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164). Pipeline Segment No. 17008 (a 4.5” bulk oil pipeline approximately 20,686 feet in length extending from Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145 to Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164). Pipeline Right-of-Way OCS-G 28292 (which is 200 feet wide and 3.9 miles long, extending from Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164 to Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145). Pipeline Segment No. 17009 (a 2.375” air pipeline approximately 20,686 feet in length extending from Platform C on South Timbalier Block 164 to Platform B on South Timbalier Block 145).

The following property associated with Main Pass Block 207: the OCS-G 22802 A-2 wellbore (API No. 177244091800) located on Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition. the OCS-G 22802 A-3 wellbore (API No. 177244095800) located on Block 207, Main Pass Area, South and East Addition. (d) Any and all other rights, titles, estates, royalties, and interests (whether or not presently included in the·Subject Interests) owned on or acquired after September 7, 2012 by Defendant in and to all reversions, remainder, tolls, rents, revenues, issues, proceeds, earnings, income, and profits from the Lands (the property described in clauses (a) through (d), the “Mortgaged Property”); and (e) all of Defendant’s right, title and interest in and to any asextracted collateral and all oil, gas and other hydrocarbons and minerals produced from or allocated to the Mortgaged Property, and any products processed, or obtained therefrom (herein collectively called the “Production”); and (f) all proceeds of the Mortgaged Property or Production or payments in lieu of Production (such as “take or pay” payments), whether such proceeds or payments are goods, money, documents, instruments, chattel paper, securities, accounts, general intangibles, fixtures, real property or other assets. This sale is subject to all superior security interests, mortgages, liens and privileges. TERMS– CASH, CERTIFIED OR CASHIER’S CHECK WITH A 10% NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SALE AND TOTAL BALANCE DUE WITHIN TEN DAYS OF SAME, AND/OR CREDIT BID BY THE HOLDER OF THE JUDGMENT OR ITS AUTHORIZED NOMINEE. NOTE: All funds must be Cash, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check. DONNA PHILLIPS CURRAULT C. PECK HAYNE JR. Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone: (504) 582-1111 GENNY MAY United States Marshal Eastern District of Louisiana Publication: Gambit, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 12/4 and 12/11/12 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the heirs of Marion Rogers Rose and Adam P. Rose, Jr, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty,1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-943-7071 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the heirs of Lorenzo Lazo, please contact Carl V Williams, Esq, at 504.586.9177

Civil District Court For The Parish of Orleans State of Louisiana

Docket NO. 2011-1545, Division “B” Succession of David Adolph Smith and of Annie Burton Smith Notice of Filing and of Hearing Date on Motion for Partition by Licitation and Rule to Show Cause Why Property Should not be Placed for Public Sale Notice is given to all interested persons having cause or concern relating to the Succession that a Motion for Partition by Licitation and Rule to Show Cause why Property should not be Placed for Public Sale has been filed this 5th day of October 2012 and is set for hearing this 14th day of December 2012 before the Honorable Tiffany Chase in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana. Said Motion moves to Partition and sell the following property: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights of way, 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. 135-A bounded by South Telemachaus, South Genois, Erato, and Clio streets, designated as Lot “F” on a survey by Adole Orr, Jr. and associates, C.E. date 3/14/63, a copy of which is annexed to act passed before Edward P. Ecuyer, N.P. on 4/2/63 according to which said lot begins at a distance of 116 feet 3 inches 6 lines from the corner of Erato and South Telemachus Streets and measures thence 35 feet 5 inches front on South Telemachus Street, 35 feet in width in the rear, by a depth on the side line neared Erato Street of 75 feet 6 inches 2 lines and a depth on the opposite side line of 86 feet 7 inches 2 lines between parallel lines. Said lot is also designated by the letter “F” on survey of Gilbert, Kelly, & Courturie, Inc., S. & E., dated 9/11/72, a blue print copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Robert J. Oster, N.P., dated 9/28/72, and according thereto, said lot is situated in the same municipal district and square and has the same location and dimensions as shown above. The improvements thereon bear the municipal address: 1224 S. Telemachus Street. Atty: Cate L. Bartholomew, 303 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 504-210-4990. Publication: Gambit 12/4/12 &12/11/12 Gloria Darensbourg, 1470 Harrison Avenue, NOLA, 70122, her heirs, or anyone knowing her whereabouts please contact Geralyn Garvey (504) 838-0191.

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CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 09-1580 SEC.13 DIV”J” SUCCESSION OF ALVIN GENERAL WILLIAMS, SR. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that KATIE M. WILLIAMS, duly qualified executrix of the Succession ALVIN GENERAL WILLIAMS, SR. has filed a Petition for authority to sell, at private sale, the immovable property described as follows: A CERTAIN PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging, situated in the Sixth District of New Orleans, in Square 688, bounded by Robert, Upperline, Cucullus and Claiborne Streets, commencing at a point 30 feet from the corner of Robert and Cucullus Streets, and measuring 40 feet front on Robert Street, by a depth of 120 feet between equal and parallel lines. Another portion of ground, adjoining the above described property, commencing at a point 70 feet from the corner of Robert and Cucullus Streets, and measures 3 feet front on Robert Street, by a depth of 80 feet between equal and parallel lines. And according to survey made by F.G. Stewart, Surveyor, dated October 24, 1961, copy of which survey is annexed to act passed before Scledel M. Hebert, Notary Public, dated the 18th day of December 1961, said piece or portion of ground is situated in the Sixth Distrct of the City of New Orleans, in Square 688, Avart., bounded by Robert, Cucullus, Upperline Streets, and S. Caliborne Avenue, and is designated by the Letter “V” and commencing at a distance of 30 feet from the corner of Robert and Cucullus Streets, measures thence 43 feet front on Robert Street, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of 80 feet. Improvements bear the Municipal No. 2805 Robert Street Being the same property acquired by Reverend and Mrs. Alvin General Williams, Sr. in that Act of Exchange from Irving Lawrence Dupre and Mrs. Audrey Mae Helen Richard Riggs, dated February 10, 1984, before Notary Public Gene Friedman, recorded in the Orleans Parish Conveyance records at Book 791, Folio 288, and stamped 535937. under the terms and conditions as provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings. 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 last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. KYLE S. SCLAFANI (LA. 28219) 4130 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone (504) 875-4079 Attorney for Katie M. Williams Exeuctrix of Succession of Alvin General Williams, SR. Publication: Gambit 12/11/12 & 1/1/13




NO: 612-786 DIVISION N




NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL REAL ESTATE AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS the co-administrator of the above styled and numbered successions has made application to the court for the private sale of the following immovable property, to-wit: Lot five, square 141, village of Shrewsburry, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Purchasers to pay the successions the sums of Seven Thousand Dollars ($7000.00) cash at the time of the sale. Property taxes to be pro rated as of the date of sale and costs of the sale to be shared equally by the parties. Notice is hereby given to all those whom it may concern, to show cause within seven (7) days from the day of this publication last appears, why the said authorization should not be granted. J MYLES CLERK OF COURT

No. 708-304 Division G


NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Succession and to all other interested persons, that a Sixth Tableau of Distribution has been filed by KEVIN M. NEYREY, the Dative Testamentary Executor of this Succession, with his Petition praying for homologation of the Tableau and for authority to pay the debts of the Estate listed thereon; and that the Sixth Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any Opposition to the Petition and Sixth Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. Jon A. Gegenheimer Clerk of Court Jefferson Parish

NOTICE OF FILING FINAL ACCOUNT AND TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is given to the creditors of this succession and to all other interested persons that a final account and tableau of distribution has been filed by the Testamentary Executor of this Succession, with his petition praying for homologation of the final account and tableau of distribution and for authority to pay the listed debts and charges of the succession; pursuant to La. C.C.P. Art. 3304 the final account and tableau of distribution can be homologated after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition and final account and/or tableau of distribution must be filed prior to homologation.

ATTORNEY: S. FRAZER RANKIN ADDRESS: 601 Poydras Street, Suite 2775 New Orleans, LA 70130 TELEPHONE: 504-568-1990

By Order of the Court. Gretna, Louisiana, this 3rd day of December 2012.

PUBLICATION: Gambit 12/11/12

Attorney: Maurice Le Gardeur Le Gardeur, Ltd. 304 E. Boston St. Covington, LA 70433 (985) 892-1420

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GEORGE V. PEREZ, JR. 1425 N. BROAD AV. SUITE 201 New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 858 -8127 FACSIMILE (504) 947-1100 Publication: Gambit 11/20 & 12/11/12


Clerk of Court - Joann Gasper

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Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-492-3059


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-481-9472


Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I moved from New Orleans after Katrina to Houston. My wife’s employer relocated their corporate headquarters to Kingwood, TX. My wife’s employer transferred her back to their operations in New Orleans. Henceforth, our family is split up. My job search has been dismal in New Orleans. After reading your column, I was wondering if you review resumes and if so what is your fee for the service? Thank you for any assistance.” — Michael B., Houston, TX

Dear Michael, First, let’s start with your positives … 1) You are reaching out to get help, which is the best thing you can do. Far too many people think, “I know how to look for a job, it’s just that there are very few jobs out there.” Or, “I wrote my own resume and it’s fine, we’re just in a bad economy right now.” Or, “I don’t have that many marketable skills, my education isn’t the greatest, plus my job history isn’t what they want.” Grant Cooper 2) Your wife being in New Orleans at a corporation is very helpful. First of all, it gives you a great lead-in to approach people with a compelling human interest story as to the reason you initially left (Katrina), and that you are now exploring opportunities to return (people LOVE helping others, especially when there’s a personal interest story involved). Also, she will have some networks you can share. Now for your negatives… 1) I took a quick look at your LinkedIn profile (exactly what recruiters, hiring officials, department heads, and people responding to your requests may very well do). To put it bluntly, it needs big time help. You show only one job, as if you never worked prior to Houston. You show Loyola University, but no indication of a major or a degree. I could go on, but you get the point. 2) In reaching out, even to me, always offer a value proposition and personal connection. In my case, you asked how much my services cost, which is good, but I’d be just as interested in you stating you would be happy to recommend me to others, or perhaps offer to meet me for lunch the next time you’re in New Orleans. Even if it is not consummated, people like the personal touch. Incidentally, it is free for me to review your resume. Here is a success story of a client in a similar situation. Perhaps some of the points may apply to you: My resume client Matthew, a sales rep for a tool supplier, had just gotten the word that his wife was being offered a fantastic promotion to her company’s headquarters in Chicago. Despite misgivings about the cold winters in Chicago and that he was a Saints fan (as opposed to Bears), the change in his wife’s career made it a no-brainer to make the big move. My first advice to Matt was to secure a Chicago address to place on his resume. Having a local address near the desired job target is critical. Prospective employers pick up a resume, see an out-of-town address, and often toss it aside. Obviously, in super high-need or skilled positions, such as physicians, nurses, academics, high-tech positions, certain engineers, etc., outsiders are welcomed with open arms. Based upon reaching out via LinkedIn and other networking, Matt landed several interviews. In those interviews, he not only conveyed his value and skill sets, he also related his connection to his new “hometown” and his reasons for relocating. Matt accepted a great new sales position with a Chicagobased tool distributor at the end of his fifth week.

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.

Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: or 504-891-7222

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Manager, Applications Engineering (multiple openings) - Responsible for day-to-day management of Applications Engineering personnel and support staff in execution of control system proposal preparations for customers. Requirements: MS, Engineering Management. Proficiency with: rotating machinery control systems hardware and technical scope development; control system technologies and turbomachinery such as gas turbines, compressors, and generators. Demonstrated ability to present highly technical solutions and recommendations to variety of audiences; excellent customer interface and writing skills. Job location: Petrotech, Inc., New Orleans, LA. Email resume to HR@petrotechinc. com and refer to job #11303 within 30 days to be considered.


Ingram Barge Company

The leader in the inland marine community has openings for: Deckhands (Fleet openings in Reserve & Baton Rouge, LA and Line Haul openings) Culinary Cooks Vessel Engineers Towboat Pilots (Fleet & Line Haul) Candidates must possess a minimum of a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/GED. Generous wages, bonus plan and advancement opportunities, along with a comprehensive benefit package, (paid retirement, 401K, medical, life & AD&D, etc.) Interested candidates must apply online at EOE, M/F/V/D

MEDICAL Gynecology Physician


Brady Bees & Honey Co., Waxahachie, TX, has 8 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed with references; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; no bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans. provide for employes who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 12/31/12 0 10/31/13. Apply at nearest SWA or Texas Workforce Office at 512-475-2571 with Job Order number TX4897614.

We are currently recruiting for a Gynecology only physician for office practice in the greater New Orleans area. Full time position for a hospital employed group. Work hours may include some evening hours, week-ends and holidays. Candidate must be flexible to work at multiple clinic locations within Jefferson & Greater New Orleans service areas and be willing to travel as needed to underserved communities. Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae to Gambit, 3923 Bienvile, NOLA 70019, Attn Box GA2131

Industrial Professionals Needed

Gambit > > december 11 > 2012

Mundy Companies, a leader in the Construction, Maintenance & Industrial services fields, is now hiring for positions in the New Orleans area:


Craft Supervisors I&E Technician Maintenance Millwright Combination Pipe Welders Pipe Fabricators Carpenter Boilermakers NCCCO Operator Scaffold Builder Craft Helpers Laborers Successful candidates must have 3-5 years minimum experience in an industrial maintenance and construction environment. All Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, criminal background check, craft test and English comprehension test. Qualified candidates should contact us by phone at: (713) 472-6464 or (800) 322-9814. Resumes may be faxed to (713) 472-0936 or E-mailed to


Psychiatry Clinic: Therapist/Psychologist

Quality and personable Psychologist/Therapist needed at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry private practice, PhD, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW; NPI number req’d and credentialed with some major insurance panels highly preferred Full time, must be available to work evenings, Slidell and Mandeville locations, EMR, intensive state background check and drug screen req’d. Please email resume to Tristin@




Experienced salesperson wanted for prestigious French Quarter gallery. Must have strong sales experience, outgoing personality, professional demeanor, good communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work flexible hours, working knowledge of basic computer programs. Art background is helpful but not essential. Strong earning potential. Resumes & cover letters can be faxed to: 504-780-8145. or send cover letter & resume to: Gambit Communications, 3923 Bienville St., Attn: Box 3121, New Orleans, La 70123

Bar/Restaurant Auditor

Entry level position. PT or FT. Bartending & Computer experience a plus. Must have own vehicle. Work alone. Must be able to lift 100lbs. E-mail resume to or call 504-915-4408


Now Seeking New Orleans Top Service Professionals Front Office, Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Banquets Spa & Culinary. Apply online at:www. EOE/Drug Free AA Workplace


15/hr. Starting Security Industry Specialists, Inc. (SIS) is a leading boutique security services company that provides security services to some of the most valuable Fortune 500 companies in the world. We are hiring for special events security professionals in the New Orleans area. Please apply online at or e-mail your resume to




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


3 BR, 2.5 BA. Open, light-filled design. Sunroom looks onto tropical pond. Steel, high ceil. New appliances. Only 2 townhouses attached. No mo. fees. $515,000. Sandra Devia, 504-3888610. RE/MAX Affiliates. 504-834-3221. Ea office independently owned & operated.



PIZZA MAKER Experienced


Bar & Pizza Kitchen Apply in person Mon-Fri, 1-4:30 pm 141 N. Carrollton Ave.

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

Woodward Steel Group is looking for a

Project Manager/Estimator

Woodward Engineering Division is looking for a Structural Engineer Both with 5+ years experience managing and estimating structural steel and metal building projects.


Freshly painted and new carpet. Immaculate 2 BR, 2.5 BA, office or guest room, appliances less than 3 yrs old. Beveled glass in dining rm & master BR. Den with high ceiling & catwalk. $209,999. Kim K. Catalano 504-4620734, GARDNER, REALTORS, 504861-7575.


3296 Castle Dr.

Lovely 3 BR/2 BA w/kit update. New cabinets, sink & wtr htr. Granite counters. Energy effic dble insul storm wndws. Real wd flrs in DR, LR & foyer. Kitchen w/ bay wndow. Firepl. Warranty. Theresa Ploom, 504-919-1444. www.theresaploom. com ReMax Partners, 504-888-9900


2000-2732 Whitney Place, Metairie. Enjoy the tranquility of Whitney Place. Spacious 1 & 2 bdrms, 2 Elevators per bldg. Gated. Condo fees includes ALL Utilities! Prices starting at $58,000. Call Sandy Ward, (504) 259-2616 ReMax Realtors, Each office is independently owned & operated.


Move in by Christmas! Gorgeous gut renovation at 3221 Grand Rte. St. John. Walk half a block to Bayou St. John. All NEW everything. 2300 sq. feet. 3 bedroom and 3 and 1/2 bathrooms. European aesthetic. Polished concrete floors downstairs with custom staircase. Carrera marble counters. Wonderful upstairs balcony off of the front master. Large deck off of the back master. All bedrooms en suite. Off street parking. Live in the BEST neighborhood in the city. Agents protected. Offered at $529,000. Call (504) 914-5606


(Krause Bldg) 2 Bdrm/2Bath Condo. French Quarter view. Parking available. $320,000 Call (504) 450-7215


Woodward Design Build is looking for experienced Project Managers Full time position with benefits.

Please email resumes’ to design + build

4553 BARATARIA 3/2.5 $449,500

Unbelievable hm on 3.27 acres. Lots of custom features: grand foyer w/ barrel ceiling, 225’ custom kit w/ granite & prof’l CDS. SS app, 575’ Mstr Ste w/huge master spa & library. Bright garden/sunroom. Over 1200’ of patios w/attached dble gar. & carport. Ideal for entertaining! Call Jay Susslin, Keller Williams., (504)723-5403. Email:

318 Lake Marina $121,000

Condo w/ Private Patio #106, 1 BR,/1 1/2 BA, 837 SF, Melissa Groetsch, Latter & Blum Realtors, (504) 2311140. 504-866-2785. Latter & Blum, ERA Powered, is Independently Owned and Operated

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MANDEVILLE • $569,000



908-910 Robert E. Lee Blvd. 3BR/2BA and 3BR/1.5BA. All kitchen appliances come with property. Off street parking. Asking $279,000. Call Walter (504) 615-9212


38 Muirfield Dr., LaPlace


923 Nashville. Spacious 4,000’ 4 or 5 bdrm hm walking distance to Whole Foods & Magazine boutiques. Home has everything! $999,000. Call Sylvia Roy, (504) 957-9444 for appt. Gardner Realtors, Corporate Headquarters, 3332 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, LA (504) 887-7588


A MUST SEE DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4BR/4BA. Lg master suite down w/2 wlk-in closets. Jacuzzi, spa shwr, steam sauna, exercise rm overlks pool. $335K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. klee@gardnerrealtors. com Gardner Realtors, 985-652-3304.


Charming raised Acadiana with wrap around porch. Approx 1800 sq. ft. 3br/2.5ba, 2blks from lake $355,000. Call (504) 920-2581.

509 Beau Chen Drive

Demanding area on Magnolias #5 Fairway. Stunning renov. 4137 sq ft. 4 br, 3 full ba, 2 story. Master down. Australian cypress flrs, farm hse, SS appliances. Game/play/media rm & w/study. Formal DR. 504-577-7900.


New Construction. 2,000 sq ft, 4 BR, 2 BA. Wide plank heart of pine floor, oversized master suite, solid wood cabinets & vanities, gated & covered offst pkg. $429,900. John Cody Stringer. 504-655-5577. Coldwell Banker, 504-899-4040. Ea. office independently owned & operated.



121 OAK AVENUE 3/2 $159,000 Wonderfully maintained 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Ranch on large lot. Beautifully updated kitchen and baths, lots of custom wall color. GREAT PROPERTY AT A GREAT PRICE! Call Jay Susslin, Keller Williams., (504)723-5403. Email:


52007 Ditta Dr. Loranger, LA

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $2000/mth. Avail Dec 1. One mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504491-1591.


No flood in lovely 3BR/3BA Victorian home w/master down. Cath ceil in den, w/wood burn fp. Kit updated w/granite & tile. Ingrnd pool. Inside lndry. Storage rm. Monitored alarm. $210,500. Kembra Lee, 504-3820226. Gardner Realtors, 985-652-3304

814 Amelia St. 385,000

SENSATIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION. 10’ ceilings w/8’ frosted doors. Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home Stainless steel appl, Carrera Marble backsplash wall mounted pot filler. Master w/en-suite marble bathroom featuring double sinks. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, 504.717.5612 cell; 504.891.6400 ofc.


2 OFFICE SPACES. $2200 and $1200/mo. Excellent location. Street car access. Convenient to downtown & CBD. Wood & ceramic floors. Lots of windows. New central a/c & heat units, plumbing & electrical.. Security system & surveillance cameras. Parking. $2200 unit has kitchen. Call Sylvia, 504-415-6501





Modern 1 BR apt, $700/mo. 2 BR Apt $800. Unfurnished. Wifi, internet & assigned parking included. 504-491-1591

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



SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

Renovated, 1 BR apts with 12 x 24’ liv room. furn kit, laundry on premises, offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/ agent $699 & $749. 504-236-5776.


3137 CALHOUN ST.- BROADMOOR 1200 Sq. Ft. $1400/ Mo. High Traffic Area. Call Donna, 504-208-7696



2537 River Road; 2 brm/1ba, water pd $850/mo OR 315 S. Rocheblave, studio apt, wtr piad, $555/mo includes fridge, range, w/d hkkps. No pets/ pool/smoking. 504-887-1814


2BR/1BA located 1 block off Jefferson Hwy. Priv. fenced yard. Fridge & stove inc. Approx. 800 sq. $850 per month + $850 deposit. Call 985-233-1701


2219 W Canterbury, LaPlace

22192 10th St., Abita Springs, LA



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$329,000 Great 4,5 or 6 plex Uptown close to Ochsner and Thriving Freret St. $4,250 mo income, coin op laundry, Good location, Good Investment! Gardner Realtors, LOUIS 874-3195




2818 CADIZ, 5 PLEX

Demand Beau Chene on Magnolias #5 Fairway, stunning renovation, 4137 living, 4beds, 3 full baths and 1 half bath, two story - master down traditional style with plenty room! Australian cypress floors, farm house sink, ice maker, ss appliances, game/play/media room, plus study, keeping area, formal dining and living area. A must see!

HOME OFF I-59, PICAYUNE, MS EX 6 2,419 sq. ft., 3 bdrms, 2 baths, open kit., frplc., fenced yard, custom blt in cabinets everywhere, on .75 acre. $155,000, 601-749-0498. MUST SEE! (Cat not included!)

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455 Phillip Street, $ 225,000


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3 BR, 2BA, Jacuzzi, screened porch, stainless steel appl, cathedral ceiling in living area, laundry room, wooden floors, located on 2 acre lot surrounded by mature trees. Workshop & carport for 2 cars. Private and safe setting. (10 mi. N of I-12 off Hwy.1077/ Turnpike Rd.) 50241 Huckleberry Lane , One year min. lease. Avail now. $1,500/mo.



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

2225-27 Cambronne $ 339,000



Huge Four (4) plex with a large 4 bedroom, 2 bath owners unit, off street parking for multiple cars and revenue from three apartments to pay the note with.

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

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

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2148 Augusta Dr., LaPlace

LOVE THE OUTDOORS! 4BR/4BA, lg patio w/brick flrs, wood ceil w/3 outdr fans, ceil lights, fshpnd. Lg mstr w/ fireplce, custm clset, spa & ba. Liv area w/fireplace, blt-in shlves, HD wiring, surrnd snd, patio view. Granite in Kit.More! $335K. Kembra Lee, 504382-0226, Gardner Realtors, 985-652-3304.

New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O.


Great traditional 4 BR, 2 Ba home on 1 acre corner lot. Large family rm, wood floors, firepl, Kit with ss appl. Master BR with tray ceil, luxury ba w/ jetted tub. $230K. Terrie Hughes, 504-4518234. Gulf States Real Estate Services, 985-792-4385.

1027 Nashville Ave.


Walking distance to all Gretna Courts. $750 per month includes phone. utilities, office machines & Jeffnet. Call 504-366-3551


Motivated Sellers. Grand living up, tall ceil, big master ste w/walk-in closet. 3BR/2.5BA. Great kit opens to deck. Office, media, lndry rm & 2nd & 3nto 1; can easily be changed to 4 br. $699K. Claudette Blanchard, (504) 810-7950 mobile. Thomas K. Winingder, R. E. Inc., (504) 586-8305.

9 GLEN ABBEY WAY, English Turn, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, $3500 /mo or sell $547K. 610 BURGUNDY - Fab French Qtr cottage, beautifully furn, 2 BR, 3.5 BA, courtyd, parking, $4900/mo. 656 MELODY DR. METAIRIE - 2 BR, 1 BA. $1500/mo. Eileen Wallen - 504-250-5656. Gardner Realtors 504-861-7575




NEw PRICE $150,000



(c) 504.343.6683 (O) 504.895.4663

ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

14 Fairway Oaks 1225 Chartres 3638 Magazine 1215 Napoleon 1224 St. Charles 1750 St. Charles 1750 St. Charles 4941 St. Charles 2 Beresford 2721 St. Charles 3222 Coliseum 5528 Hurst

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(4BR/2.5BA) ..... NEW PRICE! .... $429,000 (2BR/1BA) ...... NEW PRICE! ...... $279,000 Commercial/Residential .......... $649,000 (4BR/3.5BA) ............................. $899,000 (Only 1 Left!) .....TOO LATE! ..... $169,000 #227 (3BR/2BA) ...TOO LATE! ... $399,000 Commercial TOO LATE! ............ $349,000 TOO LATE! ............................. $1,900,000 TOO LATE! ............................. $1,079,000 #1-C TOO LATE! ........................ $169,000 TOO LATE! ............................. $2,495,000 TOO LATE!.............................. $1,300,000

3131 & 33 NoRtH vILLERE HISTORIC BYWATER DISTRICT DOUBLE. 4/2 Newly renovated, central A/C, heat, new wood siding, bamboo flooring, new windows, new wiring, plumbing, kitchens, baths. Huge Backyard with 16 ft deck and privacy fence! Must see! PRICE REDUCED! $150,000

NEw LIStING $184,800

2828 CHIPPEwA CLASSIC IRISH CHANNEL SHOTGUN. Move right in! Newly renovated. Original heart of pine floors throughout. Spacious living area with open floor plan, which allows for you personal touches. 12 ft ceilings, new central A/C & heat. Separate laundry room with hook-ups, ceiling fans, large bath with claw foot tub. Front porch, pretty backyard. $184,800 ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRS

(504) 895-4663 Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

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Air Charter with Air Reldan, Inc.

Anywhere in the Continental U.S., Bahamas, Canada

Romantic Sightseeing Flights

• Joy Rides • Champagne Flights • Flight Training and • Wine and Aircraft Rental Cheese Flights • Mile High Club Flights • Aerial Banner Towing

985.893.0096 • 504.241.9400 Air Brushing Special: One for $39 or Buy 3 Get 1 Free ALL-OVER CHEMICAL “COLOR SERVICE”


$140 Value for only $99

Ingram Barge Company, the leader in the inland marine community has openings for:

MEN - Shampoo/Cut/Style $20 WOMEN - Shampoo/Cut/Blow Dry Style $28

(Fleet openings in Reserve & Baton Rouge, LA and Line Haul openings)

Esthetician - Vitamin ‘C’ Facial 60 Minute Normal Price: $85.00 Holiday Specials: $50.00

(504) 885-6522 7215 Veterans Blvd @ Power Drive (next to Smoothie King)

Culinary Cooks • Vessel Engineers Towboat Pilots (Fleet & Line Haul)

Candidates must possess a minimum of a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/GED. Generous wages, bonus plan and advancement opportunities, along with a comprehensive benefit package, (paid retirement, 401K, medical, life & AD&D, etc.) Interested candidates must apply on-line at EOE, M/F/V/D


Give the gift that Keeps on giving!

Creating Smiles in the Childhood Memories of Adults



Everything for your Christmas Tree & under it too!

Proceeds benefit Woodlands Conservancy To purchase, call 504-433-4000 or visit

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Gambit New Orleans: Dec 12, 2012  
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