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Ankle monitors must be charged for two hours a day. The devices show the OPSO where you are and where you’ve been. toring office, where I meet Capt. William Devlin and deputy Earl Fox. Devlin and Fox will outfit me with an Omnilink (“Now You Know”) ankle monitor, which I’ll wear for the next day. OPSO leases the monitors from Omnilink. The sheriff’s office tracks people wearing the monitors primarily via GPS technology. In certain situations when GPS signals might be blocked, deputies use cell signals, says OPSO Chief Deputy Jerry Ursin. “If you’re in a downtown area, the CBD area, we could lose the signal,” Ursin says. “You go into the [Superdome], you could lose the signal. So this device automatically switches to cellular triangulation. We never lose the signal.” I’m not the first reporter in town to try this. WDSU reporter Camille Whitworth did it last November. In fact, it wasn’t even page 8

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— not to be confused with the Saints coach — pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit June 1 to one felony count of transmitting threats via interstate communications. Payton had threatened to blow up the Superdome during a New Orleans Saints home game against the Detroit Lions. Payton now faces five years in prison and fines up to $250,000. He will be sentenced Sept. 6.

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June 4, 11:52 a.m. Intake Processing Center, Orleans Parish Prison Lindsay Southwick of the Ehrhardt Group, which handles press relations for the OPSO, escorts me to the electronic moni-

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he New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested two juveniles — ages 13 and 15 — for the May 29 killing of 58-year-old Rafael Quintanilla in front of his Mid-City home. As of late last week, not much was known about the 13-year-old whom police identified as the shooter, which is typical in any case involving a juvenile. “The Children’s Code is very stringent,” says Christopher Bowman, spokesman for Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office. The Code is part of the state law that governs judicial procedure for juveniles. The law requires keeping juvenile records private, particularly when a child is younger than 14, says Bowman, who adds that he can’t even confirm that the young suspect is still in custody. One thing that is known — because police released that information — is that May 29, the date of the killing, was also the boy’s 13th birthday. Cops say the teenager was wearing an electronic ankle monitor at the time of the shooting. He had been wearing it since May 16, police say. That a young teenager — one who NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas described as having a lengthy criminal record with arrests for violence and gun violations — was allegedly able to commit a murder and cover such a large swath of the city trying to get away while wearing a tracking device naturally raises questions about the monitoring program. It is run by the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) under a 2010 cooperative endeavor agreement with the city. Previously, private contractor Total Sentencing Alternatives ran the program. The monitoring program isn’t cheap, but it’s less expensive than incarceration. Monitoring costs $14.75 a day for each juvenile state offender and $13.25 for each adult and municipal offender. Incarceration costs $22.39 a day per inmate — plus medical expenses. This year’s city budget sets an $800,000 limit on the program’s cost, up from $600,000 last year “Detention is the most expensive option ... so there’s a huge cost to taxpayers when we are unnecessarily using detention,” says Dana Kaplan, executive director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana. It can also be harmful, Kaplan says, particularly for juveniles charged or convicted of relatively minor crimes. “You’re taking them out of school, you’re taking them away from their family and putting them in a jail with other young people who are accused of more violent crimes. Unfortunately, the end result is there is a multiplier effect.”

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my idea. southwick suggested it when i called to request an interview. “we’re going to treat you exactly as if you were a client,” says Devlin. The term “client” feels appropriate at first, when they have me sign and initial a contract saying i won’t violate the provisions of my fictitious court order — except i fully intend to violate as many provisions as possible to test the efficacy of the system. i’m not allowed to drink or take illegal drugs. i have a curfew. i’m supposed to be in my house — or inside a tight buffer area around my house — between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. some — not all — court-ordered monitored releases require 24-hour house arrest. Mine does not. i do have geographic boundaries, including an “exclusion zone” where i’m not supposed to go. As of June 5, OPsO had 124 clients wearing ankle monitors — 125 including me. The monitor records my location in 60-second increments, but deputies, using Omnilink’s software, only see me as a small orange dot on a computer screen in their office every 15 minutes — a power-saving measure, Ursin says — unless and until i enter an exclusion zone. My exclusion zone is the Gambit office in Mid-City. On Devlin’s satellite image, the office appears in the center of a large red circle with a two-block radius. if i were a real “client,” i would be contacted as soon as i approached the forbidden zone, even if i’m technically not in violation until i’m actually within it. “if we don’t do that, you pull up to 123 Main st. with intention to harm, by the time we arrive the damage is done,” Ursin says. “so we’ll contact you and say, ‘what are you doing there?’” Meanwhile, Ursin adds, OPsO deputies call out an imminent violation over the radio, accessible to NOPD and sheriff’s deputies. One or both agencies then dispatch cars. “They’ll get there before you get there,” Ursin says. if they catch a monitored suspect inside an exclusion zone, the suspect is arrested and could serve whatever jail time he or she avoided as a result of the monitored release. My contract further states that i will not tamper with or intentionally break my device.

news + VIeWS That part of the deal isn’t fictional. If I break the monitor, I’ll have to pay a $2,500 replacement fee. Fortunately, it’s waterproof. The monitor is bulky. It’s approximately the size of a large AC adapter, which also is what it looks like. It’s attached — a bit too loosely — with a rubber strap around my lower leg. Fiber optic wires run through the strap. Deputies will know immediately if I’m trying to cut or stretch it. It itches. Ursin suggests a case could be made that the quick arrest of the 13-yearold after Quintanilla’s May 29 murder demonstrates the program’s efficacy. According to police, the suspect’s alleged accomplice, arrested minutes after the shooting, told officers about the monitor. “The police got information that one of the perpetrators … had an ankle monitor,” Ursin says. “So we called up the address of the crime, and the time, to see if one of our clients was in that area.” Using that data, police found the 13-year-old within hours of the killing. Police have ready access to the monitoring software, Ursin says. If, for example, there is a rash of burglaries, officers can check to see whether any known offenders wearing monitors were nearby at the time. “It’s a crime analysis tool for us,” Ursin says.

The value of the monitoring program as an investigative tool doesn’t resolve questions of whether it is appropriate to have previously violent arrestees — even juveniles — on an ankle monitor in the first place. How are these decisions made? Are certain types of offenders more likely to receive monitored release without specific geographic boundaries? Are some not eligible at all? Bowman, the DA’s spokesman, says only that prosecutors will not make plea deals that include monitored release if they think it’s unsafe to let a defendant out of jail. Beyond that, he says, it’s entirely up to the judge. “The District Attorney’s Office has no role in that decision,” he says. Juvenile Court Judge Mark Doherty, who has told media outlets that he’s barred by state law from discussing the case, set the monitoring terms for the 13-year-old accused of murdering Quintanilla. Doherty gave the suspect a curfew and required that he attend school but set no geographic restrictions. It’s impossible to tell whether the restrictions imposed by Doherty were appropriate, because the suspect’s name hasn’t been released and under state law, his records are sealed. We don’t even know what he was charged with in Doherty’s court or, for that matter, whether Serpas’ claim that he had a lengthy violent record is accurate. While she can’t speak to the specifics of this case, Kaplan of the Juvenile Justice Project notes that juvenile courts collect data on how many monitored offenders fail to meet their obligations or reoffend. That data is applied to a constantly evolving risk assessment instrument, which helps judges determine who should be detained, monitored or released. “I think that, in general, the data is showing that the judges have been making appropriate decisions,” she says. June 5, 10:30 a.m., Intake Processing Center “I see you took a little lap around your house last night,” Fox says when I return to have the device, no longer itchy so much as painful, removed. At 10:05 p.m., right after my curfew, I walked two blocks from my house, turned back, then walked four blocks in the other direction, stopping for about 30 minutes at a bar — another violation. I hoped it would register. It did, as Fox shows me on a satellite image of my neighborhood. Then he adds, “How was the ferry ride?”

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June 4, 12:09 p.m. – 2:14 p.m., car and office I’ll see my movements tomorrow when I check back in with OPSO, so I decide to take my monitor for a ride — and to violate the terms of my fictitious contract. First, I eat lunch at the wrong place, a pizza restaurant near Orleans Parish Prison. At noon on a weekday, it’s filled with cops, sheriff’s deputies and lawyers — all of whom, I either observe or imagine, notice the telltale bulge near my ankle. Oddly, I’m embarrassed about it. I drive the monitor across the Industrial Canal and into St. Bernard Parish, turning back at the intersection of Judge Perez and Ventura drives. I get back to the Gambit office in Mid-City at 1:48 p.m. I’m in an “exclusion zone,” and I have to charge the device for two hours per day or it will turn off. If its batteries get too low, I’ll hear from someone at OPSO. If it turns off, I might see a cop. At 2:14 p.m., I get a phone call from Devlin, who not only knows I’m in the exclusion zone, but also that the device is being charged. Later, I’ll take it on the Algiers ferry, drive to Jefferson Parish — another exclusion zone — and then turn back. I wonder if

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entered another round June 7, when a three-judge panel at the 5th U.s. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers representing the abbey and the funeral board. The board is asking the 5th Circuit to overturn a lower court’s ruling that struck down state laws allowing only licensed funeral directors to sell “funeral merchandise,” including coffins. The monks have a long history of crafting handmade wooden caskets. Attorneys for the monks challenged the law as unconstitutional, and last June, a federal judge agreed. saint Joseph Abbey, et al. v. Castille, et al. caught the eye of The institute for Justice (iJ), which is fighting the issue as an “economic liberty.” it filed a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality on the monks’ behalf in August 2010. — ALex wOODwArD Grading the Job Police to take a comPrehensive joB satisfation survey Tulane University criminologist Dr. Peter scharf last week announced a comprehensive web survey on job satisfaction within the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The survey, which will be completed by June 17, will be available only to police officers. it follows a February letter — attributed to a group of anonymous officers but released by the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) — critical of NOPD’s leadership and direction. “everybody’s talking about the police, but nobody’s talking to the police,” said scharf, who is conducting the survey independently, not on behalf of Tulane. The February letter from PANO identified a number of alleged issues within the department, including an overreliance on obtaining arrest statistics, inadequate staffing and unfocused leadership under Police Chief ronal serpas. “Now, several months later, we are in the wake of increasing street violence and faced with more ‘plans,’ more ‘missions,’ but fewer and fewer officers due to an appalling attrition rate and astonishingly low morale, not to mention a shrinking fleet,” reads a June 4 PANO statement about the survey’s release. in a Times-Picayune story last week, NOPD spokeswoman remi Braden was quoted as saying that PANO did not contact the department before the survey was released and adding that NOPD plans to conduct its own. in late February, the city released a request for proposals seeking a contractor to design and perform a satisfaction survey to include NOPD employees along with citizens and detainees. As of last week, no contract had been awarded. — CHArLes MALDONADO correction: in “Bouquets + Brickbats” (June 5) we misspelled the name of Timolynn sams, executive director of the New Orleans Neighborhoods Partnership Network. Gambit regrets the error.


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Old Allies Diana Bajoie nameD interim District B councilwoman Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s appointment last week of former state sen. Diana Bajoie as the interim District B member of the New Orleans City Council was hardly a surprise in political circles. Landrieu and Bajoie go back a long way. The two served in the state Legislature more than a decade ago and had similar voting records in the House. Bajoie later served in the state senate as well, while Landrieu went on to become lieutenant governor. As legislators, they both worked on state budgets and pushed issues important to the city on behalf of Mayors Sidney Barthelemy, Marc Morial and Ray Nagin. Their longstanding political friendship naturally raises suspicions that Bajoie will be an easy vote for Landrieu on the council. Given Hizzoner’s sometimestesty relationship with four council members — Stacy Head, Jackie Clarkson, Susan Guidry and Kristin Gisleson Palmer — he needs a sure vote to sustain possible vetoes. in fairness, the mayor’s relationships with council members at times is good. in recent weeks, Landrieu has been at odds with the four-member majority on some key issues, particularly the fight over Tulane University’s plans to build a new stadium. Bajoie’s appointment ended a monthlong council stalemate after a May 3 walkout by District D Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and District e Councilman Jon Johnson. HedgeMorrell and Johnson were absent from council meetings until last week, leaving the council one member short of a quorum and thus unable to approve the appointment of Head’s preferred replacement, urban planner Errol George. On June 1 — 30 days after Head took her oath as the new at-large council member — the choice became Landrieu’s. Bajoie will serve as the interim District B council member until at least the Nov. 6 primary. The City Charter bars Bajoie from running in that election. A runoff, if needed, will be Dec. 8. — CLANCy DUBOs and CHArLes MALDONADO

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he 2012 legislative session could well be remembered as a turning point for Gov. Bobby Jindal and for public education in Louisiana. The governor, who in prior years was loath to take on controversial issues, loaded his political plate this year with one of the most ambitious agendas we’ve ever seen. Jindal pushed for a top-to-bottom overhaul of K-12 public education, and lawmakers effectively rubber-stamped his proposals. Now that “education reform” is the law in Louisiana, it deserves close scrutiny — especially since Jindal and his legislative allies didn’t give the public adequate time to examine his proposals during the legislative process. As a candidate in 2007, Jindal promised to be bold yet practical. In his first term, we didn’t see enough of either attribute. In our view, he was far too risk-averse and, in matters that might get him national attention at Louisiana’s expense, way too ideological. In his first legislative session since winning re-election, the governor showed he’s not afraid of controversy. While it’s far too early to assess Bobby Jindal’s legacy as governor, it’s no stretch to predict that his education reform package will rank among his major accomplishments. We disagree with some of the changes — particularly the lack of accountability relating to vouchers and the expansion of charter school authorizers. However, the overhaul of teacher tenure rules and the lines of authority between local school boards and education superintendents will have, in our opinion, lasting positive impact on public education in Louisiana. We also like the idea of making it easier for successful charter school operators to apply directly to the state for additional charters. Controversy continues to follow the new law; the Louisiana Federation of Teachers last week filed a constitutional challenge. The union hopes to preserve current tenure laws and to strike down the voucher program (currently limited to Orleans Parish but soon to apply statewide), which critics rightly say takes money away from cash-strapped local school systems. The governor dismisses the suit as the latest attempt by “the coalition of the status quo” to prevent meaningful education reform, but the time for rhetoric is past. The court challenge raises legitimate concerns not only with the substance of the bills but also with the manner in which they were rushed through the Legislature. We like many aspects of the governor’s reform package, but just as many elements trouble us. The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR), which hardly qualifies as a defender of the status quo, likewise raises significant questions about several aspects of the governor’s reforms. “This bill is extraordinarily complex,”

PAR wrote in a post-session analysis ( “Although many people had discussed these types of programs long before the session, the details were not known until the bill was filed just before the legislative session started, leaving little time for the public to digest a large amount of new information. The dismay over this situation was compounded by the speed with which the measure was approved by the Legislature. The strategy seemed clearly designed to compress the time in which questions could be asked or opposition organized, and it was successful.” We agree. In rushing to pass “reform,” lawmakers — at the governor’s insistence — paid little attention to important details. That is no way to make important public policy. Now the courts must determine if lawmakers made a mess of it. And if any of the mess happens to pass constitutional muster, the public will have to live with the consequences.

‘Reform’ always means ‘change’ — but it does not always mean ‘improvement.’ For example, one private, faith-based school already wants to take 315 voucher students next year — even though the school does not have adequate classroom space or teachers to handle the extra enrollment, which would more than double. Moreover, the school plans to raise tuition to just under the maximum allowed in that parish, confirming fears that the “reforms” open the door to abuse — and favor Jindal’s political allies in the evangelical community. The state Department of Education is supposed to monitor the qualifications of nonpublic schools participating in the voucher program, but school Superintendent John White, like many lawmakers, seems to have drunk the Kool-Aid on vouchers. That’s too bad, because it’s his job to pay attention to details and to put accountability measures in place. All of which reminds us that “reform” is an overused word in Louisiana politics. Reform always means “change” — but it does not always mean “improvement.” In the case of Jindal’s education reforms, the changes represent several steps forward … but a few in the wrong direction as well.

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Game On The rift between Treasurer John Kennedy and the Jindal Administration is real, but it could benefit taxpayers someday.


violates any rules, it certainly raises interesting questions of propriety in the office of the self-appointed scourge of questionable contracts.” deputy State Treasurer Jason redmond said robinson was hired to oversee the relocation of several treasury offices, a move that was a “very intensive effort in a short period of time.” robinson responded admirably, he said. “We found his work so impressive that he was brought on as a member of the team as a fellow deputy treasurer,” redmond said. “We specifically made sure he was not paid out of the contract for the period of time he became employed.” That any exchange between Kennedy and Team Jindal has come to this is an indication that the relationship will only get rockier. It’s an open secret that Kennedy’s camp is eyeing the Governor’s Mansion in 2015, and that Jindal won’t readily give up control of the fourth floor of the Capitol, where the governor’s office is located, even after he leaves office. The official line from his camp is that Jindal may run again one day after sitting out a term. While the administration managed to kill Kennedy’s cost-cutting bills this session, many believe those measures are promising. Still, as Commissioner of administration Paul rainwater rightly noted, Kennedy’s proposals were based largely on outdated employment figures and expired contracts. Kennedy’s ideas sprang from the now-defunct Streamlining Commission, and some of the 2009 data sets just don’t hold water anymore. His ideas, however, still hold appeal. Kennedy should heed rainwater’s criticism and spend the next 10 months crafting new bills using updated information. and the administration, for its part, should give Kennedy all the info he needs. It might change the tone of the debate next year. It might even change Team Jindal’s fiscal policies. Until then, it’s all about gaining or maintaining a political edge, which will get us nowhere — except, perhaps, to another point of being mildly entertained. Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist in Baton Rouge. Email him: jeremy@ Follow him on Twitter: @alfordwrites.

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uring the 10 months between now and next year’s legislative session, keep an eye on the relationship between state Treasurer John Kennedy and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration. That relationship hit new lows this year when Kennedy tried — unsuccessfully — to cut state consulting contracts and government positions. during the debate, Kennedy noted roughly two dozen Jindal vetoes that cut funding to nongovernmental organizations (NGos) from 2008 to 2011. Yet, somehow those NGos still got taxpayer money in the form of state contracts. Connecting the dots required no effort, and it was a pretty hefty allegation from Kennedy, who just happened to let that information slip into his committee testimony as the session wound down. according to Kennedy, the NGos secured funding from department heads for the same budget items that Jindal vetoed. Examples: Volunteers for Youth Justice, $65,000 vetoed and $210,000 contracted through last year by the department of Public Safety; New orleans Jazz & Heritage festival and foundation, $100,000 vetoed and $21,495.75 contracted through 2010 by louisiana Economic development. division of administration spokesman Michael diresto wrote in an email that Kennedy is “one confused politician making goofy accusations based on his inability to tell the difference between apples and oranges.” diresto said the administration routinely partners with nonprofits to provide specific services related to departmental programs or goals. Those functions aren’t related to the vetoes, he said. diresto also pointed to the “properties of the Excel file from the Treasurer’s office,” which identifies the author as Preston robinson. He contends Kennedy hired robinson under a consulting contract in 2009, and then hired him as staff toward the end of the agreement. “It does not appear, based on this Excel file, that he’s occupying his time doing work related to the actual role and responsibility of the Treasurer’s office, nor that he understands that work,” diresto said of robinson. “While I don’t know whether the period of Mr. robinson’s overlap as a paid contractor and a state employee



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The big winners include Gov. Bobby Jindal, Big Oil, the Louisiana Family Forum and a handful of others. his year’s legislative session will be remembered as one of the most ambitious — and contentious — in a long while … or at least until next year. As is always the case, the end of the session brings us to our annual assessment of the legislative carnage — Da Winnas and Da Loozas. The big winners include Gov. Bobby Jindal, Big Oil, the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) and a handful of others. The big losers were public school teachers and trial lawyers. If you have the stomach for bloody sausage, read on — starting with …


1. Gov. Bobby Jindal — The governor won the budget battle and got his entire education reform package exactly as he wanted it in near-record time. He failed to secure passage of his retirement package, but that issue can wait till next year. Jindal wanted the education bills passed quickly to showcase himself to the national GOP in time for the vice presidential beauty contest. Now it’s his turn to sashay down the runway. 2. Big Oil — The fight over so-called “legacy lawsuits” was the biggest nonbudget conflict of the session. Legacy lawsuits involve lands damaged years ago during oil and gas exploration and development. Plaintiff lawyers often go back in time to find a potential defendant with deep pockets, typically a major oil company. While Jindal and U.S. Sen. David Vitter are arguing over who gets credit for the compromise bill that ultimately passed, there’s no question as to who won the war. Going forward, major oil companies will be insulated from large liability judgments for damages to lands they leased in the past … unless and until the courts rule otherwise. 3. Louisiana Family Forum — The lobbying arm of the state’s evangelical Christians is now the first and last word on gambling bills (LFF got Jindal to veto three such bills in short order) and probably a lot more. Some lawmakers reportedly were summoned to meet with LFF leader Gene Mills on the fourth floor of the Capitol — home to the governor’s office — leading to speculation that LFF is now an extension of Team Jindal … or is it the other way around? LFF played a huge role in crafting Jindal’s education “reform” package as well. Witness the little-known Bible school in Central Louisiana that wound up with more than

300 of the 5,000 total available vouchers — nearly tripling its enrollment. 4. Big Business — Lawmakers approved additional local property tax exemptions for certain nonmanufacturing businesses as part of a Jindal-backed economic development plan. 5. New Orleans Judges and Clerks of Court — A post-Hurricane Katrina reform movement that led to the merger of local levee boards, the city’s two sheriffs, and the city’s seven assessors also attempted to combine the civil and criminal courts in New Orleans. A bill to merge the courts and their respective clerks’ offices passed several years ago, but this year legislators scrapped the merger. 6. Coastal Restoration Advocates — Lawmakers approved a 50-year, $50 billion master plan for coastal restoration put forth by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Even more important, money the state receives from the BP disaster will go directly into the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund. 7. State Employees — Current state employees successfully opposed measures to raise the retirement age, increase employee contributions to retirement accounts and change the formula for calculating retirement benefits. Lawmakers passed only one significant retirement bill — changing the benefit plan for future state employees (those hired after July 1, 2013). Stay tuned; this war is far from over. 8. Charter School Advocates — Jindal’s education package contains provisions allowing charter operators with proven records of success to fast track their applications for new charters by applying directly to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. BESE is considered much more charterfriendly than local school boards in the wake of the 2011 elections. 9. Local School Superintendents — They gained significant independence from local school boards in the hiring and firing of personnel. Which brings us to …


1. Public School Teachers — Rightly or wrongly, teachers (and their union) have been portrayed as the reason why Little Boudreaux can’t read at his current grade level, and now they’re paying for it. Tenure henceforth will be harder to earn and easier to have taken away, although

no teacher is likely to lose tenure for at least two years. 2. Trial Lawyers — Plaintiff lawyers rank among the favorite bogeymen of conservative Republicans, unless of course those conservative Republicans happen to be large landowners whose property was damaged by major oil companies. In any event, trial lawyers who represent landowners in the “legacy lawsuit” fight were the odd man out in the compromise bill lawmakers adopted. The bill insulates major oil companies from large damage awards, thus limiting opportunities for trial lawyers to sue Big Oil. Oh well, there’s always Big Pharma. 3. Colleges and Universities — For several years in a row, the state’s colleges and universities have borne the brunt of budget cuts. This year was no exception. 4. The Hospitality Industry — The local hospitality industry and Mayor Mitch Landrieu hoped to establish a “hospitality zone” downtown to make significant infrastructure improvements before the 2013 Super Bowl. The “zone” actually would have been a special taxing district to increase the hotel tax, the overnight parking tax at hotels, and the food and beverage tax as well. The proposal failed when downtown residents opposed it, complaining that the plan was hatched too quickly and without their input. 5. Local School Boards — Lawmakers clipped their influence in day-to-day affairs by giving superintendents broader authority to hire and fire — and on Nov. 6, voters in most parishes will decide whether to impose term limits on school board members. 6. Fiscal “Hawks” — A core of Republican House members, with encouragement from Vitter and state Treasurer John Kennedy, opposed the use of one-time money for recurring expenses and fought attempts to tap the so-called Rainy Day Fund to plug a hole in the current fiscal-year budget. In the end, they were out-maneuvered by the Senate and Jindal — but this is another war that’s far from over. 7. School Bus Drivers — Drivers hired after July 1 will not be eligible for tenure. Which raises the question: Did you know that school bus drivers get tenure in Louisiana? Now you know why Jindal had such an easy time passing his education package. The carnage will continue next year.

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When I was a kid, there was a really cool (art deco, maybe) Imperial Theater among shotgun houses in some neighborhood in New Orleans. What happened to that theater and where was it? Kanshawna Johnson Dear Kanshawna, The really cool Imperial Theater was at 814 N. Hagan St., at the corner of Dumaine Street. In its early days — the 1920s — the theater was the site of vaudeville shows. Later, many of the popular films of the day played at this neighborhood theater. Early on the morning of March 1, 1957, a fire burned the theater to the ground. Two firemen were injured as they tried to contain the blaze. Thirty people were evacuated from neighboring houses, but none of the houses sustained damage.

teamed with the LA/SPCA to promote the group’s mission. The statues are made from a mold donated by the bakery. Sponsors are still needed for the sculptures. A company, group or individual can “adopt” a dog for $3,000, $5,000 or $7,000. At the lowest levels, you get to keep the dog only until the LA/ SPCA’s annual gala in November, when the works will be auctioned. If you spring for $7,000, the dog is yours. One major



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The Imperial Theater in the Bayou St. John neighborhood opened in the 1920s and staged vaudeville shows and later movies before it burned down in 1957.

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Dear Francesca, Cuter than fish or streetcars are the bulbous little pooches that can be found here and there in the metropolitan area. Not just art for art’s sake, these adorable canines are raising money for the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA). The project, aptly called Paws on Parade, is a push to raise awareness of animal welfare in our region. The dog sculptures began appearing in February, and so far there are more than 30; more are on the way. They remind us of the little dogs we made as kids by twisting Mardi Gras beads — but on a much larger scale. A while back, Haydel’s Bakery in old Jefferson adopted the Mardi Gras Bead Dog as its mascot and has since


donor that already owns a bead dog sculpture is the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation of eastern New Orleans’ Joe W. Brown Park fame. The Brown foundation is a longtime supporter of the LA/SPCA. If you want to see all of the dogs on parade, you can drive all over the city and beyond — or view them online at The site includes the name and location of each sculpture as well as the name of its sponsor. Haydel’s Bakery is giving its customers a chance to win the King Cake Dog sculpture in the front of the bakery. Raffle tickets are $1.








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What’s with all those dog artworks shaped like balloon animals around town? It reminds me of the decorated fish, streetcars and fleurs-de-lis sculptures. Is it an art project or a fundraiser or what? Can an individual buy one?



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quietly humming miniature town is vacant on a hot afternoon. Everyone has emptied the wood and iron shacks to retire in the shade of a backyard grotto. Thurston Moore sits and stares at the village and takes a sip from a dark pink iced tea. “What drew me in was the fact it was a completely unorthodox situation to play music in,” Moore says. “It was one that had a certain integrity to it, as far as an exposition, this exploded creative impulse. That was immediate to me. That’s what had caught my attention, first and foremost.” Moore, Sonic Youth’s pioneering experimental guitarist, was invited to perform at the self-described “shantytown” The Music Box, an arrangement of nine musical structures on Piety Street in Bywater. Each structure houses an unconventional handmade instrument, whether a creaking floorboard “piano” or eccentric electronic gizmo, all part of a user-friendly playable village, or musical architecture. Since it opened last year, thousands of people have visited the site and played its instruments, or peeped over the fence to see renowned musicians record their ramshackle symphonies. But, as planned, it’ll soon be dismantled. The installations still remain open to the public from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in June. The next phase, a full-scale “musical house” named Dithyrambalina, is under way. “It was really genuine, as far as presenting something that had to do with architecture, and sound art,” Moore says. “The idea of it being transient and ephemeral to some degree, that fact it’s going to be dismantled for the sake of necessity, because it can’t exist too much longer — I kind of like the living aspect of it. It takes you out of your comfort zone.” In 2010, arts organization New Orleans Airlift, founded in 2007 by curator Delaney Martin and associate music curator Jay Pennington, asked street artist Callie Curry (aka Swoon) to help resurrect the partially ravaged 18th-century cottage at 1027 Piety St. — but it collapsed. PAGE 18

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Instead, Pennington (aka DJ Rusty Lazer), who owns the property, and Martin invited artists to cobble together salvageable parts of its remains for The Music Box structures and their instruments. Curry’s model for Dithyrambalina, a whimsical gazebo-like cottage, would serve as inspiration — the scale model towers above the village. “We’d have this one small house, then we got this idea to make it [like] a village and treat it as a laboratory, and give all the sound artists their houses,” Martin says. “We got to this idea that rather than build a performance into a house, the house should be the performance. The house should be a musical instrument. It was really a collaborative process to get to that goal. “Once we settled on that, I realized we had this wealth of artists in the community who are inventors, tinkerers, musicians, and this was not an often-recognized part of New Orleans culture. … It became exciting to think about tapping into the community that existed here. It is about New Orleans, just maybe a less mainstream ... version of it.” At first glance the structures resemble shacks lining Louisiana bayous, and junkyard instruments, like a bathtub bass that stretches the length of the “River House,” don’t seem that strange. But that’s part of its magnetism; audiences approach something familiar (a house) and are asked to consider what it would sound like. The performers don’t necessarily know the answer; recording sessions at The Music Box — some in elaborate arrangements under music curator and composer Quintron and his Shantytown Orchestra, which premiered Oct. 22, 2011 — never sound the same, ever. “That’s part of the charm,” Martin says. “Everyone’s experience at this is different, depending on where they’re placed. You’re appreciating music, but you’re appreciating this visual thing, the special relationship to houses and

architecture — it’s a pretty strange, unique situation to put people in.” The deep bass of Martin’s “Rattlewoofer,” a repurposed car subwoofer, resides inside and shakes artist Elizabeth Shannon’s glass-and-tin “Glass House.” Ranjit Bhatnagar’s floorboard piano “Noise Floor” fills “Nightingale House” by Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, who also built “Heartbeat House,” which has a digital stethoscope to amplify a heartbeat-set tempo. Taylor Lee Shephard’s “Voxmurum” is a series of audio loop devices that record and play back sounds and noises from behind a wall panel. Jayme Kalal’s “Water-Organ” pushes air through a series of pipes and water to produce a trickling percussive piano sound. Anyone who sits on Simon Berz’s “Rocking Chair” sends deep, haunting rocking wooden notes throughout the structures above it. The curators have invited a diverse range of collaborators to record and perform at the space, including legendary percussionists Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake, bounce artists Nicky Da B and Vockah Redu and producer Mannie Fresh, as well as a broad range of downtown performers, including Walt McClements, Helen Gillet, Aurora Nealand, Ratty Scurvics and Meschiya Lake. Detroit’s rock ’n’ roll party monster Andrew WK and New York electronic outfit Black Dice also held court at The Music Box, as did Wilco’s Nils Cline and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Improvised music explorer and guitarist Rob Cambre joined Quintron’s Shantytown Orchestra and has recorded several times at The Music Box, including a years-in-the-making session with Moore, a longtime friend. “He drove me over here and I was pretty enchanted by it,” says Moore, who recorded an improvised electric guitar set with Cambre for the first time while at The Music Box. “Rob and I have always wanted to play a guitar duo

together, where we play improvised music, with electric guitars, amps, pedals. In a way I was a little worried, ‘How are we going to do that when we’re also supposed to play all these jerry-rigged, oddball instruments?’ What we said was, ‘We’re going to play the instruments but also ultimately play this duo,’ and the compromise is our amplifiers are going to be situated inside of these houses, which to me works because one of the interests I’ve had as a touring musician is the stages I play on. I always hope the stages will be wooden. Wood has such a resonance with amplified music. … Seeing this, it’s 99.9 percent wood. It’s all about the resonance.” At that evening’s recording session, Cambre and Moore face off at the front of the village, their amplifiers housed in the shacks behind them. Droning, swelling guitars echo throughout the space and fade in the breeze, and the duo moves to perform among the structures. They enter “River House,” and Moore attacks its exposed piano strings and bangs the walls surrounding them. (“I really got into the open piano strings quite a bit, just because of their thickness, but also because they have so much age to them,” he told Gambit. “They’re rather deadened, but they’re still so strong. For someone who has an anxiety about breaking strings, these strings will never break.”) Cambre plays the sound loop bank, punctuating Moore’s arrhythmic piano crashes with indiscernible tones and twitches. Moore moves to his favorite piece, Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s “Gamelatron: Pendopo at the End of the Universe.” It’s

The Music Box’s most cryptic instrument — a gamelan, featuring four 10-key bronze vibraphones controlled by an arcade button mandala inside a gazebo-like temple. “You can almost play it like second nature — pianistic — and do pattern music on it and fall into patterns that are repetitive with finger-brain exercises,” Moore says. “It really interested me, everyone was like, ‘Oh, that one, you can’t really do too much with it.’ I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know. Let me see.’” Approaching from St. Claude Avenue, Curry’s lace-like art wheatpasted on The Music Box gate comes into view, and a glowing fuzz sound emerges as traffic subsides. The gates opens wide, and inside Quintron’s weather-controlled theremin, “The Singing House,” plays itself, a gently humming electric sound mimicking waves, 1. Japanther bassist Matt Reilly interrupted by warm bleeps of varying plucks the bathtub bass attached to pitch as the breeze hits its controls. the “River House” during a recent The Music Box lot is essentially a recording session. large brick patio, framed by a wooden PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER fence with houses on either side of the lot and five rows of bleachers. A 2. Music Box curator Delaney Martin window air-conditioning unit hums introduces neighborhood group the above the space, competing only Bywater Boys, who recorded with New slightly with Quintron’s musical York punk duo Japanther. weather vane. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

The day’s recording session features New York art-punk duo Japanther, as well as New Orleans musicians Native America and Rotten Milk. They convene in the “River PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER House,” artist Eliza Zeitlin’s large treehouse-like structure with the 4. Callie Curry, also known as exposed piano strings and a sound Swoon, designed a scale model of bank of pre-recorded loops, as well Dithyrambalina, which she says will as Ross Harmon’s autoharp. The patio be “diminutive mansion” of musical is empty, except for Neighbor, an old architecture. black and white dog who has taken PHOTO BY TOD SEELIE residence in the space. Japanther drummer Ian Vanek slips into a space under “River House” that’s full of drum and percussion bits and pieces, and the other players man their stations, wrangling tuba-like drone sounds and creaking wooden notes. Loudspeakers mounted to the structures’ exteriors amplify the instruments and are purposefully aimed to direct sound to fill the entire lot. Vanek lays the beat, and the others fill it with pure sound. Martin and associate curator and project manager Theo Eliezer sit in the grotto behind the village. “The first night of the very first performance it was as much of a revelation to us as it was to everyone else, and an exciting one at that,” Martin says. “In a sense, our goals were to prototype instruments and test them publicly — with both audience members and professional musicians — making unique music each time it was played by a different person. We definitely met that. Of course there’s a lot to learn from and a lot to expand.” It’s also a reminder that despite the success of The Music Box, it’s only a trial run. “We wanted to bring to life a lot of these extraordinary artists,” Elizier says. “We also needed to test our version of musical architecture, and this has been really successful in that regard, in terms of having musicians of really high caliber, other musicians who’ve come and collaborated with us, the public, (people) of all ages and abilities, testing it and testing to see if it breaks, or if it’s fun, or if it has a dynamic range.” The test runs proved popular. The curators announced The Music Box would be closing several times, only to delay its fate as more performers and visitors asked for an extension. But the next phase, Martin says, could likely top the success of its predecessor. Unlike The Music Box, Dithyrambalina will be a permanent, 45-foot landmark with museum-style opening hours. Its insides are still to be determined, but the intent is to leave no surface without a musical component. Curry’s initial design plans and input from architect Wayne Troyer and architectural consultant Michael Glenboski will inform the artists’ plans, and vice versa. The artists will receive design plans to mock up instrument ideas. “It’s going to be this give and take until we get to a point,” Martin says. “It’s going to be very collaborative, very one-on-one to some degree, but also taking in this whole radical collaboration where you’re making concessions. You can’t do exactly what you want over here, because what if your speakers blow out over there? It’s going to be a very complicated — and fun — dance, just like this was.” The next phase of Dithyrambalina will have a strong emphasis on learning. The Music Box has hosted more than 400 students from groups including New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Langston Hughes Academy and Warren Easton Charter High School. “An educational component of this project is going to be huge for us, and we want 3. Ross Harmon built an autoharp and a dulcimer into a deeply resonating chamber in the “River House.”

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it to be,” Martin says. “This house could be this creative exercise for students all around the region, and every year there should be busloads coming. What’s nice about this house, whether for a student or professional musician, it’s a continually renewable resource of creativity.” Japanether’s Vanek emerges from the percussion lair, and bassist Matt Reilly descends from the “River House” where he plucked at the bathtub bass. “There’s a lot of good culture going on here, a strong work ethic,” Vanek says. “A community of people actually doing something — that’s attractive to be around. When we’re playing, we’re playing the same way a child would play. It’s for no other reason than to get out of yourself and participate, something that the end result is fun. A lot of musicians and players lose that idea. …. You should be able to play and have fun with limited means. That’s the challenge this Music Box provides.”

Top: Thurston Moore and Rob Cambre prepare for a recording session.


Right: Ross Farbe of Native America performs the “Gamelatron,” inspired by the Balinese vibraphone-like gamelan and controlled by an arcade console.


is holding on to the “strange, magical feeling” that kept The Music Box alive. Whether that will include a cathedralesque frame, or dozens of musicians playing simultaneously in a partial amphitheater, or serving as a pitstop and meeting point for street parades is yet to be determined. “I want to build this kind of classical yet spontaneous and newly envisioned Victorian, New Days before Quintron unveiled his final compositions Orleans mansion,” she tells Gambit. “Something so with the current iteration of his Shantytown Orchestra, it’s really both a gargantuan and very human scale.” When asked what will happen to the structures artists from The Music Box gather one last time to and instruments at The Music Box once it closes, revisit their creation. Martin surveys the village. The gamelan, she says, or “There’s something about this space that turns some version of it, will likely move into Dithyrambalina. adults into children and children into musicians,” Pennington says. “There’s really nothing else like that.” Quintron suggests it could be part of an elaborate Curry says the challenge in building Dithyrambalina, doorbell system, with different ringtones for each what she says will be a musical “diminutive mansion,” room. The possibilities seem endless.

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and I brought in Parran’s Poboys some of my own recipes,” he says. owner allan Hornbrook The restaurant now serves a host delivers his signature roast of Italian Creole beef po-boy and dishes like veal Parmesan, shrimp a shrimp version. Creole, red beans and rice, mirliton casserole and a seafood muffuletta. “Our signature po-boy is definitely the roast beef, but we also have a specialty sandwich — one we’ve become known for,” he says. “The seafood muffuletta has fried oysters, fried shrimp, fried catfish, and instead of olive mix, we use a Cajun mayo. It’s a really good sandwich.” Commitment to freshness and quality steers Hornbrook’s approach to his food and his business. “We do a lot of the cooking here from scratch,” he says. “We make our own pizza dough, our own red gravy, and we cook our own roast beef and prime ribs. We try to do everything we can in house instead of using pre-packaged items.” With the majority of Parran’s menu items priced under $15, Hornbrook takes pride in offering quality meals at affordable prices. “People are amazed at the type of food we have for the price,” Hornbrook says. “People work hard for their money, and I want to give customers good food at a reasonable price and keep them happy. When you come here, you should be happy.”

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Good barbecue is something of a moving target in New Orleans. The short-lived but very promising Smokin’ Buddha BBQieux in Metairie has reconstituted itself as a catering operation called NOLA Smokehouse ( that now does a twice-weekly pop-up at the Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; on Sundays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meanwhile, McClure’s Barbecue (, which had been operating five days a week inside Dante’s Kitchen, is on hiatus for now, but in July proprietor Neil McClure intends to do a pop-up gig inside Company Burger (4600 Freret St., 2670320; on Tuesday nights, when that Freret Street standout is normally closed. McClure says he’s also looking for a permanent location to open his own restaurant. This ever-shuffling deck shouldn’t phase local barbecue aficionados, who are accustomed to logging a few miles in pursuit of a proper rack or brisket. There were fewer barbecue options in the years PAGE 35

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Italian traditions and local sourcing join forces at La Divina Gelateria. By Ian McNulty


he flavors in the freezer case at La Divina Gelateria pose a lot of questions, more than two dozen in fact. For instance, will it be the mouth-coating dulce de leche gelato or tart lime sorbetto? To another way of thinking, La Divina Gelateria poses a larger question: Can visiting the gelato parlor be something more than an indulgence and instead feel virtuous, or at least conscientious? If you’re into the eat local trend, the answer likely is “yes” and arguments for the case pile up not just with gelato built from Louisiana-grown sugar and fruit. It also arrives on the savory side in the form of a pressed daube sandwich, its Italian-style pot roast sourced from grass-fed cows and dressed with kale and smoky, crushed tomatoes. Or it’s the mercato salad with rippling-fresh greens, feta, snap peas (with audible snap) and zucchini strands sliced so thin you can twirl them like noodles. La Divina is one of 20 New Orleans restaurants participating in the monthlong Eat Local Challenge, which asks people to eat only foods produced within 200 miles of home during June. This month La Divina features a blueberry and basil sorbetto designed to meet the challenge criteria. Plenty of other flavors also qualify, but more important, the year-round operation at the gelateria fits the spirit of keeping things local and sustainable, even if it doesn’t always strictly meet the letter of the event rules. But if you’re making gelato with milk from Ryals Rocking R Dairy, a local farmers

The blueberry basil sorbetto and the fresh light salads at La Divina Gelateria are designed to help diners meet the Eat Local Challenge. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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market favorite, and adding French chocolate or Kentucky bourbon, I say you’re still keeping the heavy lifting local. Katrina and Carmelo Turillo first opened La Divina in 2007 on a business model of traditional Italian gelati, local sourcing and green design (go-cups here are compostable, for example). Last year, they brought on Mia Calamia, formerly pastry chef at Patois and Herbsaint, to burnish the nongelato side of things. That accounts for the small selection of baked goods (try the chocolate and sea salt shortbread, then smear some of the intense Valrhona chocolate gelato on it). The salads are smartly composed, faithfully fresh and light, and the panini menu has some interesting entries to the pressed sandwich genre. The roasted pork for the porchetta is luscious enough to stick to your teeth and sparked up with a spicy/sweet mostarda. The muffalino, on the other hand, was too slim and short on olive salad to quell any muffuletta cravings. The macaroni and cheese, oily and redolent of truffles, somehow seems more decadent than the gelato. They make some strong Italian coffee drinks here, which supplies a plausible excuse to drop by when La Divina opens at 7 a.m. for a little breakfast sorbetto. Making an erstwhile dessert your first meal of the day may bring on guilty feelings. But the way I look at it, the farmers behind these flavors got up early to make it happen and, well, we’re all in this sustainable thing together.


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interview before Hurricane Katrina, but back then the search for smoke often led barbecue hounds to the door – and bullet-proof serving window – of H&P Bar B-Q Masters. Found at the edge of the St. Roch neighborhood, it was a bare-bones, takeout-only hole-in-the-wall with a history going back to 1972 and a regular following. H&P didn’t reopen after Katrina, but something like its reincarnation has quietly emerged on a Gentilly side street. That’s where brothers Oronde and Sekou Robertson have opened BarB-Q Kings (2164 Milton St., 949-2210). Their uncle, Hugh Robertson, had operated H&P Bar B-Q Masters, and while he moved to Washington, D.C. after Katrina, the family recipes and approach to barbecue live on at Bar-B-Q Kings, right down to the mammoth beef ribs for which H&P was known. Earlier this year, I reported in a longer feature on New Orleans barbecue (“Pit Bosses,” March 6), but it’s worth singling out here, if only for the sake of those ribs, a specialty that few other barbecue purveyors offer. The size of tomahawks, the protruding bones the color of burnished brass, their meat gives a little fight before coming off the bone. The crust of the exterior, combined with the thick, slightly sweet sauce, gives it almost a candied texture. Like H&P before it, Bar-B-Q Kings does charcoal-smoked barbecue, which carries some smoky flavor but doesn’t have that deep, redolent wood-smoke aroma of the Southern pit-style barbecue making inroads around town. It’s much more about old-school neighborhood New Orleans barbecue, with an emphasis on the sauce, and it’s a nice blast from the barbecue past for people who remember when finding H&P was such a pleasant surprise.

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harlie’s Steak House (4510 Dryades St., 895-9323; www. celebrates its 80th birthday this year. Over that long history it grew into a storied backstreet classic, a time capsule of vintage paneling, lousy wine, brusque service and gigantic steaks sputtering in butter. It was beloved, but it remained closed after Hurricane Katrina hit. Then along came Matthew Dwyer, a neighbor who occasionally tended bar there. He bought the place and completed a laborious reconstruction and reopened Charlie’s in August 2008. He’s gradually been upgrading the menu and bar, while striving to keep the personality of the restaurant that people remember. Charlie’s normally closes on Sundays but will open this coming Sunday, June 17, for Father’s Day. Looking back, did you know what you were getting yourself into here? dwyer: I thought I knew, but getting open was a lot harder than I thought. But when we ran out of money, we found people were willing to nfi d a way to help us because Charlie’s meant something to them. The contractor wanted this place to open, the bankers wanted it to open. We had more support than we knew really. What’s been most surprising since you took over? d: We’re getting more tourists than I thought, even though (the clientele) is mostly local. We have one couple that comes from Laplace every other weekend, another group comes every month from Mississippi. They make Charlie’s a destination. What’s really funny though is that some people come who have never heard of the place before. We get to tell them the whole story. Does you feel like you run your own business or that you’re more the caretaker for a legacy? d: It’s a little of both I guess. You see all the touches from me and my family. We’ve put up memorabilia that’s important to us, I’ve been improving the bar and the wine. But it’s like we’re adding chapters to the story. We couldn’t make any changes right away. People would have left. The thing is, everyone has their own memory of how it was, how the blue cheese dressing tasted or how they did certain things. People feel a connection to it and that’s what we want to preserve.

ing Creole cream cheese, mozzarella and ricotta), Aug. 3 (making roux and gumbo), Aug. 10 (modern updates to New Orleans classics) and Aug. 24 (on lighter touches for Creole cooking). For the complete schedule and more details, visit

sit. Eat. Good cause.

A new citywide charitable dining event June 14 is really for the dogs — and the cats, and the hamsters and the other animals in need. It’s called Pause 4 Dinner, and the event is a benefit for the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA), the private nonprofit that cares for so many abandoned and abused animals around our community. Getting involved is easy, since this fundraiser works by asking New Orleanians to do what they love to do anyway: dine out. Just have dinner at any of more than 40 participating restaurants on the evening of June 14 and order as usual. The restaurants have pledged to donate 20 percent of their dinner proceeds to the LA/SPCA. Diners pay nothing extra to help. Participating restaurants in Pause 4 Dinner are found all over the New Or-

leans area, and they range widely across the dining spectrum. So your contribution to the cause could be visiting Bud’s Broiler (the City Park Avenue edition) for a quick hickory-sauce hot dog to support the dogs, or it could be a lavish feast in honor of felines at Bistro Daisy. The list includes taverns (the Bulldog), sushi bars (Rock-n-Sake), pizza (Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing), newer restaurants (Dijon, the Irish House) and well-established favorites (Cafe Degas, Gautreau’s Restaurant). See the complete list at

tracing africanamerican Foodways

Culinary historian and cookbook author Jessica Harris ( will speak about African-American food culture Thursday, June 14, at the Cabildo (701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.crt., one of the historic buildings on Jackson Square run by the Louisiana State Museum. The talk is based on her latest book, High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America, which traces African influences on American cooking from the 17th-century slave trade to the present. Thursday’s event begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

American Sector 945 Magazine St., 528-1940 Pan-roasted, with an avocado, bacon and tomato salad

GW Fins 808 Bienville St., 581-3467 Intermittently available, blackened and served with roasted corn butter

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen 416 Chartres St., 596-2530 Bronzed and topped with a “Fanny” sauce of jalapenos and garlic butter

Kanno California Style Sushi Bar 3205 edenborn Ave., Metairie, 455-5730 Swordfish sashimi in a tangle of green and white onions with ponzu dressing

Leonardo Trattoria 709 St. Charles Ave., 558-8986 Thin, chilled slices of swordfish carpaccio bathing in olive oil and lemon




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “(A communal table) promotes community by forcing the diners to ask for the salt and pepper from their fellow diners — just like they would at home. My only advice is to make sure that your restaurant can tolerate longer visits from groups that sit at these tables. They purposely promote community, and that community takes more time to dine.” — Chris Dahlander, owner of Snappy Salads in Dallas, in an interview with industry publication nation’s restaurant news about joining the trend for communal tables.

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There’s a lot of Creole cooking on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) (1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100;, at least as long as the exhibit Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, is on exhibit. But there’s also Cafe NOMA, the eatery that restaurateur Ralph Brennan operates in the museum, and this cafe is now featuring a series of cooking classes each Friday. In fact, Leah Chase herself will be part of the series for a few sessions in July and August. The summer cooking series “Art You Can Eat” will be held at 7 p.m. each Friday through Aug. 24. It’s free, once you’ve paid your admission to NOMA. The series is billed as interactive demonstrations of tips and tricks behind classic and contemporary cooking, cocktails and food presentation. It promises to show how to easily replicate professional techniques. The series features chefs from the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group properties, including Cafe B, Cafe NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park and the Red Fish Grill. Topics range from crafting dessert cocktails (June 15) to “do-it-yourself molecular gastronomy” (July 20) and food photography (June 29). Leah Chase will be part of the events on July 13 (mak-

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

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tHe RiVeRsHaCK taVeRn — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www. — 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. $

CaFe Beignet — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; — the western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and french bread. the cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and french bread. no reservations. bourbon street: breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. royal street: breakfast and lunch daily. credit cards. $ o’HenRY’s FooD & spiRits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www.ohenrys. com — complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. the menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. no reservations. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$ sometHin’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — combining cajun flavors and comfort food, somthin’ else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. there are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. no reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night thu.-sat. credit cards. $$ teD’s FRostop — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — the lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. there are waffle fries and house-made root beer. no reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $

BaR & GRILL BaYoU BeeR gaRDen — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to bayou beer Garden for a 10oz. 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. $


and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. reservations recommended. lunch wed.-sat., dinner mon.-sat. credit cards. $$$

DmaC’s BaR & gRill — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 304-5757; — stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed poboys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. no reservations. lunch

DoWn tHe HatCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www. — 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 sundried tomato pesto. Delivery available. no reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. credit cards. $

sHamRoCK BaR & gRill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — shamrock serves burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks and fries with cheese or gravy. other options include corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. no reservations. Dinner and late night daily. credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — the boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. the cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. no reservations. lunch and dinner mon.sat., late-night fri.-sat. cash only. $

BURGeRS BeaCHCoRneR BaR & gRill — 4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www. — top a 10-oz. beach burger with cheddar, blue, swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. no reservations. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $

CaFe CaFe FReRet — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; — 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 poboy. no reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.-wed., dinner mon.-wed., fri.-sat. credit cards. $$ gott goURmet CaFe — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www. — this cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. the cochon de lait panini includes slow-braised pork, baked ham, pickles, swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. no reservations. breakfast

sat.-sun., lunch and dinner tue.-sun. credit cards. $ laKeVieW BReW CoFFee CaFe — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — this casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. breakfast is available all day on weekends. no reservations. breakfast and lunch daily, dinner mon.-sat. credit cards. $ paRKVieW CaFe at CitY paRK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — located in the old casino building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. no reservations. lunch and early dinner daily. credit cards. $ pRaVDa — 1113 Decatur St., 5811112; — Pravda is known for its soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. no reservations. Dinner tue.-sat. credit cards. $

CHINeSe FiVe Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — the large menu at five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$ JUng’s golDen DRagon — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www. — Jung’s offers a mix of chinese, thai and Korean cuisine. chinese specialties include mandarin, szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $

COFFee/DeSSeRt antoine’s anneX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; — the annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. the royal street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. no reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $ pinKBeRRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. there also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. no reservations. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY BaYona — 430 Dauphine St., 5254455; — House favorites on chef susan spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce

oaK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www. — this wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. the hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. no reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-sat. credit cards. $$ one RestaURant & loUnge — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www. — chef scott snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. reservations recommended. lunch tue.-fri., dinner mon.-sat. credit cards. $$

CReOLe antoine’s RestaURant — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines. com — the city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century french creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. signature dishes include oysters rockefeller, crawfish cardinal and baked alaska. reservations recommended. lunch and dinner mon-sat., brunch sun. credit cards. $$$ melange — 2106 Chartres St., 3097335; — Dine on french-creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demiglace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch sunday. credit cards. $$ montRel’s BistRo — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — this casual restaurant serves creole favorites. the menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch alley and the french market. reservations accepted. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$ ReDemption — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with louisiana crawfish remoulade. roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. reservations recommended. lunch tue.-fri., dinner tue.-sat., brunch sun. credit cards. $$$ steamBoat natCHeZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; — the natchez serves creole cuisine while cruising the mississippi river. at dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with creole mustard sauce or caribbean butter spiked with steen’s cane syrup. bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. reservations recommended. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$$

CUBaN/CaRIBBeaN moJitos RUm BaR & gRill — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; — mojitos serves a mix of caribbean, cuban and creole dishes. aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. reservations accepted.

Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

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

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www. — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes panseared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www. — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetar-

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines housemade angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St.

Charles Ave., 866-9313; www. — try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNeSe KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$







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MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 2673263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. the Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the

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MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; — 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. $$$

ian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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out to eat blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; — Named for former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. the fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www. — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. there also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

MeXICaN & SOUtHWeSteRN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889; — the steak burrito

features Cajun-spiced beef slowcooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chilelime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — this surf shack serves CaliforniaMexican 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. $$

No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — the Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NeIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www.artzbagelz. com — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www. — 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. $$

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style 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. $$

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 3482008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe. com — these cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



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

DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 302-2674 — the Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. the chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; neworleans — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; — 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 poboy bread and gyros in pita bread.

MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www. — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade

dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese.

there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www. — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www. — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; — 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, 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 Conven-

Babylon Cafe (7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. serves hummus, falafel and other Mediterranean items. PHoto BY CHeRYL GeRBeR

tion Center Blvd., 520-8530; www. — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. the baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickorygrilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

SteaKHOUSe CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www. — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef,

out to eat and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; — order uSDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. there are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

taPaS/SPaNISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — the decadant Mushroom Manchego toast is a favorite here. or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — the menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-2007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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


CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266;— the watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 — traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. the vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 3041339 — the cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 8995129; — 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. $




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Kill the Messengers Doubling down on Hamlet By Will Coviello


comfort of their youth — Hamlet, Laertes, Ophelia.” In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the two main characters are the same age, but their plight is absurd, and existential in a different manner. The work is often compared to Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot rather than Shakespeare. “It’s Pozzo and Lucky go to Elsinore (where Hamlet is set),” says director Danny Bowen, who also plays Claudius in both Tulane productions. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern uses the same characters as Hamlet and reenacts some of its scenes, but the show is inverted. While the events of Hamlet are occurring somewhere offstage, Stoppard’s play focuses on Hamlet’s two messengers and their mission. Prince Hamlet makes only minor appearances in Stoppard’s play. Rosencrantz and Gildenstern bumble along, somewhat estranged from the meaning or importance of their duties. They both are easily confused, inclined to debate philosophical points as if they were small talk and brief diversions from their business. The play shares some of the stage combat flair of Hamlet — the two messengers are captured by pirates. But there’s also the comic absurdity of their jumping in and out of Ophelia’s grave, which Bowen deploys as a sort of portal. Bowen says he’s waited 30 years to be able to work on co-productions of the shows, and he notes that he met Moncrief — his wife — in a 1978 production of Hamlet at the Contemporary Arts Center. Moncrief starred as Ophelia and he played Rosencrantz. (Their son Brendan Bowen plays Rosencrantz in the Tulane productions.) In January 2013, the festival will remount Hamlet for an estimated 6,000 students from 60 to 70 schools around the New Orleans area and as far away as Baton Rouge and southern Mississippi. That educational

mission helps support the festival, which is not a Tulane University program, but has been supported in kind by the school with the use of facilities and adjunct professorial positions of some festival staff. As the festival continues to adapt to post-Hurricane Katrina changes in funding, it has become more involved with Tulane’s academic programs, and in the recent spring semester, festival staff taught a “Shakespeare on the Road” class in which students prepared 45-minute Shakespeare presentations, including performed scenes, to show in area schools. The Shakespeare Festival season also includes The Shakespearean Jazz Show, which features Shakespearean scenes and sonnets set to live jazz. The show was developed by students in a workshop at Emerson University, and they’ll present it at Tulane July 19-22.

Hamlet opens the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. PHOTO BY JOHN BARRIOS

Hamlet 7:30 p.m. June 14-16 (June 16 is opening night), June 28, July 5, July 7 1:30 p.m. June 17, June 30, July 8 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 7:30 p.m. June 21-23 (June 23 is opening night), June 29-30, July 6 1:30 p.m. June 24, July 1, July 7 Tulane University, Dixon Hall, 865-5106; Tickets $25-$35

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i ith its plot full of murder, vengeance, intrigue, young lovers, ghosts, madness and hints of incestuous infatuation, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet could almost be a summer blockbuster. “It’s got the excitement of two 20-yearold guys jumping at each other with swords, jumping into graves,” says Clare Moncrief, who is directing the season opening show for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. “I don’t think Hamlet needs any conceptual gimmicks. The play is so powerful.” The tragedy is one of the Bard’s most frequently performed plays, and is known for Prince Hamlet’s ponderous “To be or not to be” speech than for the intrigue that turns the drama into a bloodbath. Two of the deceased are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, childhood friends of Hamlet who are enlisted to spy on him. The relatively minor characters in Hamlet are the subject of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (the title is a line from Hamlet). The Shakespeare Festival opens Hamlet this week and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern opens June 23. The two dramas share the exact same characters, casts and set and they’ll run concurrently until July 7. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s longer dramas, and the two plays’ large casts of characters make them a challenge to mount simultaneously. It’s only the second time one of the festival’s mainstage shows comes from outside the Bard’s repertoire (the other was Tennessee Williams’ A House Not Meant to Stand). In directing Hamlet, Moncrief focused on a few literal aspects of the play. While many notable actors have taken on the title role, Hamlet is younger than some casting suggests. He and Ophelia are more likely in their twenties than older. “The star has to be a visceral young man,” Moncrief says. “The couple are a young man and woman moving into adulthood. The words (in the play) are beautiful. But one wants to feel the power and dis-


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Rivershack Tavern — The Refugee, 10

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Rock ’N’ Bowl — Crescent City Soul, No Idea, 9 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum — George Colotti & the Victory Six, 8 Tipitina’s — Stooges Brass Band, The Local Skank, 10

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Maybe it’s just a backlash to the imDirected by Maiwenn pending end-of-days predicted by the THRU 6 p.m., Fri.-Thu. Mayan calendar. But 2012’s onslaught of apocalyptic cinema is about to find I Wish its natural antidote in a batch of movies that look to the future by focusing on Directed by children. The next few weeks will bring Hirokazu Koreeda two brilliant new films, New Orleanian Benh 8:30 p.m., Fri.-Thu. Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom Zeitgeist Multi-Disci(watch this space for full reviews), that not plinary Arts Center only feature kids as protagonists but 1618 Oretha Castle find depth and clarity in the various ways children view the world. Haley Blvd., 827Two foreign films opening this 5858; www.zeitweekend at Zeitgeist ary Arts Center, France’s Polisse and Japan’s I Wish, herald the trend with stories that put kids front and center and remind us there’s life for summer movies beyond the aliens and superheroes normally found at the multiplex. “Polisse” is not French for “police,” but rather the screenwriters’ idea of how a child might misspell the word. The kids depicted in this character study about cops working in the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in Paris have been placed in harm’s way, mostly by abusive parents or relatives. The details vary widely, but the dangers are always real. According to director, co-writer and star Maiwenn, Polisse was initially inspired by a documentary on the Paris CPU. Maiwenn strengthens the connection to true events by playing a photographer imbedded in a CPU unit, which neatly reflects her own real-life research “internship” as a filmmaker working within the CPU in Paris. That hall of mirrors results in a film that plays like a cross between a documentary and a scripted work of fiction. The brisk pace and multiple overlapping cases are drawn from the lives of CPU officers, who quickly jump from one case to another in hopes of avoiding emotional involvement with the children. Their full-time devotion to the work leads to personal entanglements and heated confrontations within the unit. Maiwenn captures it all in gritty style, painting a stark portrait of French society seldom seen by international audiences. I Wish provides a window into the more innocent world of two pre-teen brothers in modern suburban Japan who are physically separated when their parents split up. The two halves of the family live in cities connected by a new bullet train. One brother comes to believe anyone who witnesses the exact moment when the north- and south-bound trains first pass each other will be granted a wish — in his case, for the family to be reunited. A junior-size road movie ensues as the brothers and their friends scheme to meet at the crossing point and bring the family back together. The film is probably longer than it should be. But I Wish director Hirokazu Koreeda, who’s known for this ability to get naturalistic performances from pint-size actors, needs the time to remind us how kids actually think, communicate and perceive adults. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, I Wish finds its voice in quiet moments that reveal simple truths. Summer movies may never be the same. — KEN KORMAN

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OPENING FRIDAY ROCK OF AGES (PG-13) — The Broadway jukebox musical featuring the songs of Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and others gets a big-screen adaptation starring Tom Cruise. THAT’S MY BOY (R) — An estranged father (Adam Sandler) shows up unexpectedly on the eve of his son’s (Adam Sandler) wedding day.


THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (NR) — In Joshua Marston’s drama, an Albanian family is torn apart by a murder that puts a carefree teenager at the center of a blood feud. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. HYENAS (NR) — A former resident of a poor African village returns to her hometown to bestow her newfound riches, but her generosity comes in exchange for an unexpected action. The screening is part of the New Orleans Afrikan Film Fest. Visit for details. Tickets $5. 6:45 p.m. Friday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www.

I WISH (PG) — A 12-year-old Japanese boy hopes to witness a miracle he believes will reconcile his divorced parents and reunite his family. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 6 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through June 21, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; THE LOVING STORY (NR) — The documentary tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States. A panel discussion follows the screening. The screening is part of the New Orleans Loving Festival. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 5699070; MARY POPPINS (NR) — Julie Andrews plays a magical nanny who comes to work for a banker’s unhappy family. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; THE PHILLY KID (R) — Jason Connery’s Baton Rouge-shot and set drama follows a former wrestling champion who, after serving 10 years in prison, turns to cage fighting to help a friend. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 POLISSE (NR) — The Cannes Jury Prize-winning French drama depicts the Child Protection Unit in Paris and the photographer assigned to cover it. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 8:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through June 21, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; THE RAID: REDEMPTION (R) — A mobster and his army of killers and thugs traps a SWAT team in a tenement. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; UNDEFEATED (PG-13) — Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s Oscar-winning documentary follows a high school football team that attempts a winning season after years of losses. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 VITO (NR) — The documentary is about Vito Russo, a man who after being among the crowd at the 1969 riots at New York’s Stonewall Inn became one of the most outspoken LGBT activists. The screening is part of NOLA Pride Week. Tickets $5 New

Orleans Film Society/CAC members, $7 general admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 5283800; THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION: CONSEQUENCES, PART ONE (NR) — Sankofa Community Development Corporation and Healthy Heart Community Prevention Project screen an episode of the HBO documentary miniseries that highlights America’s obesity epidemic. A panel discussion follows the screening. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.;

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It is tempting to say that Cuba is a state of mind. Although much divides that nation’s citizens from the expatriate community in this country, there is a certain sensibility that pervades Cuban art regardless of where it was made — a surreal quality that goes back to the Caribbean cultural milieu melded with a Cuban dash of drama, as we see in the Inside/Outside expo at Octavia Art Gallery. Havana painter Reuben Rodriguez Martinez is the biggest surprise. Although his abstract and earth-toned nudes in some ways hark to Miro and Picasso, they Inside/Outside: Contemalso reflect a distinctly Caribbean tHRu porary Cuban Art by sensibility that melds surrealism JUNE with the spirit realm. Luisa Mesa, Victoria Spirits of a more concrete sort Montoro Zamorano, Jose are suggested in Victoria MonAntonio Choy and Ruben toro Zamorano’s photographs of Rodriguez Martinez moldering old buildings in Havana, Octavia Art Gallery where the antique baroque architecture leavened with centuries of 4532 Magazine St. decay yields some decidedly ghost309-4249 ly vistas. throw in some remarkably colorful people, and a sense of time traveling street theater is pervasive. the varied, if decorous, works of Identity: Works by Ruben Alpizar, Jose Choy and Luisa tHRu Carlos Betancourt, Mesa round out this exotic grab bag JUNE of a show. Sharon Jacques and the Identity expo at HeriardCarlos Villasante Cimino features a multinational Heriard-Cimino Gallery mixed menu of work, including large photographs by Carlos Betancourt 440 Julia St. (pictured), a Miami artist of Cuban 525-7300 ancestry. Here psychedelic images of exotic men and women in the throes of bizarre shamanic rites — a conceptual cocktail of psychotropic flights of fancy — cast a spell that is spooky yet intriguing and a colorful contrast to Cuban expatriate painter Jose Bedia’s more austere Santeria-inspired work. But the paintings of Mexican artist Carlos Villasante explore the inner recesses of the identity theme even as New Orleans painter Sharon Jacques’ canvases take us across the globe to the strangest encounter of all: Islamic traditions and pop culture. All of these works suggest how some things remain the same even in an age of perpetual change. — D. ERIC BOOkHARDt


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MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 3047942; — “Parallel,” works by J.t. Blatty, through June 29. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 5580505; — Paintings and other works by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — “Splash: the Freedom of Artistic Expression,” works by Stephen Williams, Aziz Diagne and Cathy DeYoung, through July. NEW ORLEANS HEALING CENTER. 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; — “Mixed Messages.2: Multiracial Identity Past & Present,” a group exhibi-

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OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 3094249; www.octaviaartgallery. com — “Inside/Outside: Contemporary Cuban Art,” works by Luisa Mesa, Victoria Montoro Zamorano, Jose Antonio Choy and Ruben Rodriguez Martinez, through June.

UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “2-D/3-D: Part 1,” a group show of works by students in the University of New Orleans’ Master of Fine Arts program, through July 8.

PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “Caligula,” works by Wesley Stokes, through June 29. PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning, Chad Ridgeway and teri Walker and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Photosmith’s Quintet,” music photographs by Zack Smith, Chris Felver, Barry Kaiser, Greg Miles and Bob Compton, through June.

call for artists CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN AWARD. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards $5,000 to a fine art photographer who is creating, or has completed, a significant body of work. Visit for details. Submission deadline is July 20. LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — the museum seeks submissions for the statewide juried exhibition of Louisiana artists that awards cash prizes. the exhibition opens Aug. 4 during White Linen Night and closes Sept. 24. Visit www. for details. Submissions deadline is July 2.

SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — Works by Adam Montegut, Cynthia Ramirez, Gina Laguna and others, through July.

LOUISIANA HOME GROWN HARVEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. the inaugural festival, held Sept. 21-23, seeks arts and crafts vendors. Email or visit www.homegrown-fest. com for details.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 5699501; — “Watershed,” mixed-media works by Gretchen Weller Howard; “traveling,” paintings by Michael Marlowe; both through June.

MANDEVILLE’S MARIGNY OCTOBERFEAST. the City of Mandeville seeks a poster and logo design for its inaugural festival (Oct. 24-27). Email acasborne@cityofmandeville. com for details. Submissions deadline is June 29.

STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; — “Bobbery,” machine drawings by Christopher Deris and Karoline Schleh, through July 8. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Louisiana Roots,” paintings by Ed Clark; sculpture by Harold Cousins, through June 29. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www.thomas-

museums HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Furnishing Louisiana, 1735–1835,” an exhibition exploring early Louisiana furniture and woodworking, through Sunday. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. — “Mallarme II: Movement & Abstraction,” works by George Dunbar, through June. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat

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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — “Snapshots of D-Day: Photographs of the Normandy Invasion,” through July 8. “turning Point: the Doolittle Raid, Battle of Coral Sea and Battle of Midway,” through July 8. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “Mass Produced: technology in 19th-Century English Design,” through June 24. “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III,” through Sept. 9. “Dario Robleto: the Prelives of the Blues,” through Sept. 16. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — “Maximalist and Naturalist,” paintings by Merk Messersmith; “Remedies,” oil paintings by Alexa Kleinbard; “Duck Blinds: Louisiana,” photographs by Nell Campbell; “Elysium,” photographs by Colleen Mullins; “Field Work,” photograms by Woody Woodroof, through July 23. Photographs by CC Lockwood; “Plastic Gulf,” video by Lee Deigaard, through July 23. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Jones Hall, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; — ieasha prime, who acted in the original broadway production, appears in and choreographs ntozake shange’s play that weaves together the stories of seven black women using verse and movement. tickets $20 general admission, $18 students and seniors. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 3 p.m. sunday, through June 24. THE GINGHAM DOG. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., 218-0055; www.elmtheatre. org — in lanford wilson’s play,

THE GNADIGES FRAULEIN. Clouet Park, Clouet Street between Royal and Dauphine streets — four Humours theater presents tennessee williams’ surrealist comedy about a woman who competes with the ferocious birds in her fictitious town for fish. Call 948-4167 or email fourhumourstheater@gmail. com for details. tickets $12. 7 p.m. friday-saturday through June.

SPRING AWAKENING. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — frank wedekind’s play follows a group of adolescents as they navigate their nascent sexuality. tickets $10. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday. SUBURBIA. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — amanda francis directs eric bogosian’s play about the happenings of a small band of characters in a 7-eleven parking lot. tickets $25. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 6 p.m. sunday through June 23. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — actors stage performances of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of recorded conversations. tickets $8. 8 p.m. wednesdays through July 11.

GROWING UP BLACK (AND HAPPY) IN NEW ORLEANS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE GREAT CHAKULA. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. — actor, playwright, director and former comedian Chakula cha Jua tells his story of growing up in new orleans in the one-man show. tickets $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 3 p.m. sunday through June 24.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Cutting Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www.cuttingedgeproductions. org — Clark gesner’s musical is based on the characters in Charles m. schulz’s comic strip Peanuts. tickets $18.50 general admission, $12 children. 8 p.m. friday-saturday through June.

HAMLET. Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, 865-5106; — Danny bowen directs the shakespeare tragedy about the murder of the King of Denmark and his son’s descent to madness. tickets $15 preview performances (thursday-friday), $35 opening night (saturday), $25 general admission. 7:30 p.m. thursday-saturday, June 28, July 5 and July 7, 1:30 p.m. sunday, June 30 and July 8.

HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES: THE GERSHWIN MUSIC WE LOVE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — amy alvarez and Jefferson turner’s cabaret show features george gershwin classics. tickets $25. 8 p.m. tuesday-thursday.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL. JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon, 5363 Franklin Ave., 872-0969; — new orleans r&b singer sharon martin plays billie Holiday in the musical dramatizing her final performance. Call 570-0266 for reservations. advance tickets $20 general admission, $16 seniors, $12 students; $25 at the door. fridays through June 29.

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SATURDAY 16 CINDERELLA’S BALL. River Region Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Norco, 904-1129; www. — Children can dress

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EVENTS TUESDAY 12 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — the market is open daily and features nine eateries, an oyster bar, a bakery and fresh seafood and produce. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. HISTORIC HOUSE WORKSHOP: ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR YOUR OLD HOME. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 5817032; — global green hosts a presentation on nola wise, the program that helps homeowners lower their energy use, and their new weatherization program. free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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dogs hosts a benefit for the nonprofit Dag’s House, which provides housing and rehabilitation for special needs dogs, with live music, food and cocktails. Visit www. for details. Admission $10. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. NEW ORLEANS JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL & KICK-OFF CELEBRATION. The event celebrating the Afican-American experience kicks off with an event Friday at the New Orleans African American Museum (1418 Gov. Nicholls St.) featuring music, food, historic reenactments and music by Bamboula 2000 and Glen David Andrews. On Saturday and Sunday a festival at Armstrong Park’s Congo Square includes music, food, a children’s tent, Father’s Day games and more. Visit www. for details. Kick-off party 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, festival noon to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS GALA. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; — The local March of Dimes chapter’s fundraiser features a silent auction, food from local restaurants, an open bar and music by the Bucktown All-Stars. Visit for details. Admission $60 in advance, $70 at the door. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. SUMMER OF BEER. Martin Wine Cellar, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; www.martinwine. com — Samples of more than 80 craft beers are complemented by food selections. Pre-registration is recommended. Admission $25. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — The museum’s weekly event features music, performanc-

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troupes including Fleur de Tease, Queerlesque, Reverend Spooky and Her Billion Dollar Babydolls, Slow Burn Burlesque and others perform at the CAC fundraiser. The event also features aerial artists, a burlesque photo booth, bourbon cocktails and food by Bourbon House. Admission $25 CAC members, $60 nonmembers in advance; $45 members, $80 nonmembers day of event. 7:30 p.m. VIP admission, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. gala. CHARITY POKER CRAWL. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. — The event benefiting Roots of Music is a traveling poker game in which players gather a playable hand, one card at a time, from each of five stops along the course of the crawl. The crawl begins at the Cabildo and ends at 13 (517 Frenchmen St.). Call 638-‐ 1110 or visit for details. Admission $30. 9:45 a.m. to 5:30 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. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www. germancoastfarmersmarket. org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water St., Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www. — The monthly market features fine art from local artists including paintings, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carv-

ing, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. TOUR DE LIS. City Park, 1 Palm Drive — The 5K walk/run and three-mile bike ride raises funds for cancer prevention and survivor support. The event also features live music, food and family activities. Email or visit www.tourdelis. com for details. Admission $35. 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. walk/ run, 9:15 a.m. bike ride. TREME UNDER THE BRIDGE MARKET. North Claiborne Expressway, between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street — The new monthly market highlights local artwork and features live music from local bands, high schools and choirs; community services like health and legal aid; and educational services and exhibits. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. 10 a.m. to noon. YE OLDE BOOK SHOPPE. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The library’s sale features rare and collectible books and records. Email for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MONday 18 NOLA PRIDE FESTIVAL. Festival events include a “Studio 54” party, film screenings, family events, book signings, a parade, a street festival and more. Visit for the full schedule and other details. Monday, then daily through June 24.

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

MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 8885880 for details.

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 patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 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 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.

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

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RN BENEFITS START FROM DATE OF HIRE The Blood Center is now interviewing for a full-time RN to perform Therapeutic Apheresis on patients of the hospitals that we serve. Although most procedures are scheduled during the weekday day-shift, this position will be part of an on-call rotation for night and weekend coverage. Dialysis experience is a plus. A valid Louisiana driver’s license and a good driving record are a must! The Blood Center offers a fast paced, rewarding work environment where you are given every opportunity to succeed and grow. The Blood Center pays a competitive starting wage and has a full benefits package including paid holidays, paid time off, health, dental and life insurance and an employer contributed retirement plan. If you meet the above qualifications and would like to work for a company that cares about its employees please apply for the RN position online at


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COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 1929 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Luxury Townhome 8 Duckhook Dr $389,000 3 bdrm, 2 ba Next door to N.O. Country Club, Private gated cul de sac street. Angela Discon, 504-554-8267 Keller Williams Realty. 504-455-0100 Ea office independently owned & operated.

Two-story office building approx. 2,160sf. REDUCED price of $249,000. Can also be for lease $1,900/mo., triple net. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty 581-5005

New Orleans Office Condo

$100,000 or best offer. Motivated Seller. 1,200 sf. Ample parking. Picturesque office park. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty 504-581-5005







Vacant lot 50 x100, Castine St great neighborhood Re/Max Partners 888-9900. Each office independently owned and operated. Phyllis Seely 236-6464


Hotel DeLamonnaie. $15,000 weeks for $1500. Investment safe. No mortgage, low monthly fee. Limited time offer. Call Carolyn, (504) 273-0446

ORLEANS PARISH Luxury Townhome

8 Duckhook Dr, New Orleans. 3 BR 2 BA. Next door to N.O. Country Club, Private gated cul de sac. $389,000 Angela Discon, REALTOR, 504-5548267. Keller Williams Realty. 504-4550100 Ea office independently owned & operated.




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

MISSISSIPPI Charming Golf Course Home 1st Class Amenities! 3-4bdrms/2.5baths, scr bk porch nestled in pk seting. 2 dr garage + 1 small golf cart door. Lg floored attic. MUST SEE at low price $269,500. Coldwell Banker-Alfonso Realty (228) 287-1000



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

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

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 781-608-6115..

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


Diversity. Cultural Competence. CONDO. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, offstreet parking. Quiet area. 1 month minimum. $2800. For more info, call 225-281-9875

COMMERCIAL RENTALS Professional Office Space

Near Causeway & Vets. Rent includes use of 2 conference rooms, kitchen & reception area. Ground floor space, hardwood floors, crown moldings, drive up parking. Call Albert 504-837-1304.

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3BR/2BA . Adorable home attached garage, lovely garden. Hardwood / tile / many original features; updated kitchen,ss appliances! $259K. Shannon Sharpe Briand, 504-267-2467, Sharpe Realty, LLC (504) 616-7000.


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


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

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LR, Bdrm, large bathroom, os pkng, front porch, back deck, laun rm. Fenced yard. $800/mo. Cats ok. 504-329-5483


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



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

1 BR Newly renovated. Hi ceil, granite countertops, wd flrs, w/d on site, , walk to Park or Bayou. On Canal St Car line. $800/mo. 713/204-5342




Renovated, large 2 BR apt with 12 x 24’ liv room plus sep dining room, furn kit. Sunset deck, bike path, laundry on premises, offst pkg. No pets. Avail 6/1. $824. 504-236-5776

3BR/1BA, Big Yard - $1100 Cute Bayou Road: 1BR - $600; 3 BR - $975 Phone: 504- 432-5104


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


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

LAKEFRONT 500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

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


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Carrollton area. Live/Work spaces. $550 per month. Call 504-570-9539

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

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


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


2715 St.Charles - 2 bd/ 2 1/2 ba ........ $4800 333 Girod - 2 bd/ 2 ba .............. $4000 539 Dumaine - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1550 920 Poeyfarre - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1375 921 Chartres - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1250 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

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2BR/1BA upper, 1000 + sf, hdwd flrs, furn kit, w/d, porch, fen yd, off st pkg, no smokers, pet negot. $985/mo + dep. 488-2969


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

421 Burgundy 1, 3 & 4 $105k $180k

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

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4835 St. CHARLES

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. Avail NOW. 985-871-4324, 504-442-0573. Studio, newly remodeled kit & ba, hdwd flrs. $750 mo. Huge 2 BR Apt. Bright, spacious,, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, $1095. Both have Cent a/h, laundry facility avail 24 hrs. Walk 1 blk to St. Charles St Car, easy access to I-10, CBD & FQ. No pets/No smokers. 1-888-2396566. 1115 Prytania #303 $355,000

Just blocks from Lee Make Circle and Nat’l D Day Museum. this your 2 bed/ 2bath w/ spacious open Vieux floor plan with wood, carpet Carre’ Getaway! & travertine floors. Kitchen Property features a common is open to living/dining area. courtyard, washer and dryer Cherry stained cabinets w/ granite counter tops, stainless on site. Six Total units with undermount sink & appliances. only three left!! Contract parking located nearby. Ask Big garden tubs surrounded by cultured marble. 9’ceilings. agent about financing opAir phone at entrance. Sliding tions. Owner/Agent. doors lead to private terrace. Super quiet. w/d. Inground pool. Garage parking.

Perfect spot for the overnighter. Birds nest view atop Esplanade Ave. Updated studio w/ full kitchen. Lg common rm. small dressing area & new bath! Shared w/d. Tropical pool makes for a perfect getaway!!

512 Wilkinson Row $465,000

This is a commercial ground floor condo presently outfitted for a commercial occupant but can be used residentially. Quaint street near Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter zoned VCC2.

937 Barracks #3 $850 / $950 • 1 BD / 1 BA 2 story rear dep located in the lower FQ. Living and kitchen down, bed and bath up. Balc. off of bedroom that overlooking commoncourtyard. w/d on site.

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455 Phillip Street, $ 225,000

Beautiful 1 BRM, unfurn. 1885 Renovation, w/d, ca&h furn kit., o/s pkng, fenced yds. NO PETS NO SMOKERS $1250 Year lease. Call (504) 899-7963.

812 Esplanade #5 $159,000

504.319.6226 • 504.949.5400

2 APTS: 1 for $625/month & 1 for $750/month + dep & lease Call 8956394 or cell 289-9977.

1430 Chartres $1250 / $1350 • 2 BR / 1 BA Shotgun style apt near Frenchmen. wood fls, nice light. central HVAC. private patio. owner/agent. 718 Frenchmen #10 $1050 / $1150 • 1 BR / 1 BA Fully furnished apt located on the second floor. Granite counters in the kitchen w/ W/D. Tons of closet space. One gated offstreet parking space included.

817 Amelia Street, $239,900 SOLD

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

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

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

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









By Jefferson. Raised cottage, upper. Deluxe 2br, lux bath/jacuzzi. W&D, hrdwd flrs, ceil fans, 1400sf, $1450/ mo incl gas & water. 504-899-3668.


1100 sf, 2 br, 2 ba camelback apt. Cent air, hi ceilings, newly refinished hardwood floors, appliances. Ceiling fans thruout, w/d in unit, offst pkg. Small back yard.1 blk to streetcar line. 3 blks to Oak St. $1400/mo. Water pd. Ref required. No pets, no smoking. Lease. 504-812-4242


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2 story, 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage in rear of main house. Great area. No pets. $895/mo. Avail July 1. Call 504-895-8289.

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Furn. 1 Bdrm - 1 Bath

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Furnished Condo in Warehouse District. Secure building, top floor. Rent includes utilities, pool, gym, cable, internet. Apt has W/D, stainless steel appliances, central heat/air. Central to French Quarter, West Bank, Uptown, parade route, streetcar. Loft with desk. Call Bonnie at Soniat Realty, 504-4888988, $1800, negotiable.

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FOLSOM ACADIAN HOME 50228 Huckleberry Lane, Folsom, LA this home is family friendly with 3 br, 2 baths, a large yard, and a 1000 sq. ft. garage/workshop. The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling while the master bath has a Jacuzzi tub and full shower. Amenities include wood floors, a large laundry room, front porch, side deck and heavily landscaped grounds. The setting is private and safe. (10 mi. N of I-12 off Hwy. 1077 / Turnpike Rd.)

Southern plantation on 3.2 gorgeous acres. Builders personal home designed & constructed w/fine upgrades & amenities. True gourmet kitchen w/brick floors & comm’l appl.,+ 10 ft island. Brazilian cherry & travertine floors, 12 ft ceil’s down. 5500sf main home has 5bd/5ba w/exquisite master, & 1300sf private guest quarters. 3.5 car garage + workshop. Huge covered brick porch, pond lined w/ limestone.

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