DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES ANNOUNCES FUTURE PLANS TO ENHANCE SERVICE TO PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS “Hello! To provide more convenience, ease and time savings for patients and physicians, I’m pleased to announce that Diagnostic Imaging Services will renovate and expand our current facility location in the Independence Mall in Metairie to consolidate our radiology services into one innovative outpatient complex. I believe this is a win-win for everyone involved in caring for patients. Patients will be seen in a single clinic location without the need to go between current sites. Referring physicians and their appointment schedulers will no longer need to know which clinic performs what service. Our highly successful, popular Women’s Center, located in the Independence Mall behind Houston’s Restaurant, will welcome the remodeling of space to relocate CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, digital x-ray and interventional studies such as arthrograms, myelograms and hysterosalpingograms that are currently performed at 3625 Houma Boulevard. Creating one far-reaching imaging center that fully serves patients and their health care providers is our ultimate goal. Patients will find a modern, wellequipped facility that will provide the continued excellent service they’ve come to expect from us. Ground floor parking will be ample. When entering our expanded Independence Mall complex, patients will enjoy easy access to either our current women’s imaging center or walk a few steps into our advanced imaging section.
Diagnostic Imaging Services plans to have the imaging complex operational as of January 3, 2012. In the meantime, all current services at our 3625 Houma Boulevard facility location will continue to operate as normal. We are proud to have had the privilege of serving this area for nearly 40 years. Our Women’s Center is celebrating their 10th anniversary in August and will soon welcome the additional imaging services that will make our Metairie presence strong, complete and comprehensive. At Diagnostic Imaging Services, we are doing everything possible to improve our service to patients. Call us at 504-883-5999 if we can be of assistance to you with your imaging needs or you have questions regarding our services. In the meantime, we will keep you posted with exciting developments along our way! Thank you.”
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ducation reform is a never-ending crusade in Louisiana. That is true at both the higher-ed and elementary and secondary education levels. In the past 15 years, Louisiana has made significant progress on both educational fronts, but much work remains to be done. The annual legislative session that concluded four weeks ago began with high hopes for major reforms in higher-ed governance and structure, but in this election year lawmakers declined to accept most of the challenges placed before them by Gov. Bobby Jindal. All was not lost, however. Jindal last week signed into law two significant reform measures that lawmakers did approve: one transferring the University of New Orleans (UNO) to the University of Louisiana (UL) System; and one building on the gains contained in last year’s widely praised Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas (GRAD) Act. Moving UNO out of the LSU System has been a long time coming. Ever since the university opened its doors as LSU-New Orleans in 1958, the Lakefront campus has been a stepchild of the LSU System. This is not to criticize the main campus of LSU in any way. LSU is and should be the state’s “flagship” university. The country’s leading public universities all carry that designation — but not at the expense of other fine state universities. In fact, many states, such as North Carolina, have at least two outstanding public universities, each with a distinctive mission that complements the other. UNO could and should have been that complement to LSU, but too often those running the LSU System viewed the local university as a competitor rather than a partner to LSU. Time and again, their idea of building up LSU meant keeping UNO under the system’s administrative and political thumb, sometimes to the point of academic oppression. Last year’s firing of UNO Chancellor Tim Ryan was but the latest example. Ryan’s attempts to bring UNO back after Hurricane Katrina were stymied at virtually every turn by LSU System officials who seemed intent on dismantling rather than rebuilding the university — and when Ryan bucked them one time too many, he paid the ultimate price. Ryan’s firing helped trigger the latest move to get UNO out of the LSU System and into the UL System. That was initially supposed to be part of Jindal’s plan to merge UNO and Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). When the UNOSUNO merger bill stalled, the idea of moving UNO to the UL System gained momentum and passed handily. Appropriately, Jindal signed the measure in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center on UNO’s campus — on the desk once used by Hitt, UNO’s founding chancellor, who first advo-
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DEAR CAROL, That address was the furniture store of Charles Itzkovitch. He made the newspaper in September 1939 when, at the age of 68, he was hit by a car while crossing Magazine Street. Itzkovitch, who was then retired, was on the way home from visiting his sons Morris and Louis, who operated the store. Itzkovitch died several weeks later as a result of his injuries. HEY BLAKE, ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, MAYOR MARTIN BEHRMAN ACQUIRED TWO GYMS FOR THE LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ONE WAS UPTOWN’S BEHRMAN GYM, THE HISTORIC OLD SOUTHERN ATHLETIC CLUB. WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE DOWNTOWN WILTZ GYM?
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DEAR KEN, In 1912, the New Orleans School Board purchased the building and adjoining lots at 3037 N. Rampart St. Prior to this, the building had been the Phoenix Athletic club for 25 years. Before that, it was the quarters for the Arnoult Rifle Club. Originally, however, it was constructed as a residence. This converted building was to be the newest gymnasium for use by downtown children. It was officially opened on Oct. 22, 1912, but at that time, it didn’t have a name. The next year it was named the Wiltz Gymnasium after Louis A. Wiltz, governor of Louisiana from 1880-1881. The facility was never ideal, so it wasn’t a complete disaster when the hurricane of Sept. 29, 1915, leveled the old building. The gymnasium was completely rebuilt in 1916. A beautiful hardwood gymnasium floor was installed, and the framework was bolted into a concrete frame to make it rat-proof and hurricane-proof. In addition, there was a 60-by-80-foot swimming pool, the first large swimming pool in the city entirely in the open air.
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Many athletic competitions were held in the gym, and even bathing beauty contests, but eventually the old building was closed. In 1980, the Orleans Parish School Board first considered the question of selling the old gym along with other properties. Finally, in July 2010, the Wiltz Gym was put up for auction and purchased by John Hazard for $230,000. HEY BLAKE, CAN YOU GIVE US SOME HISTORY ABOUT THE BUILDING ON THE CORNER OF MAGAZINE AND THIRD STREETS? I KNOW IT WAS THE FORMER SITE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN CLUB AND IS THE PRESENT SITE OF TRACEY’S. I’VE ALSO HEARD IT WAS A SCHOOL OF DANCE AND MAY HAVE BEEN A BROTHEL IN THE 1970S. SHANE THERIOT
DEAR SHANE, Throughout the 1950s and to this day, the address at 2604 Magazine St. has never been anything but a place for drinking. In the 1960s and early 1970s, it was Tracey’s, established in 1949. Then it was La Bamba Bar for two years, and for a year in 1974 it was the Rancho Club. The next year it became the Siboney Club. In 1976, the name changed to the Rio Linde Bar for two years, and then it turned into the Latin American Bar. The Latin American Bar stayed in business for more than 20 years. In 2008, it became the Irish Garden Cocktail Lounge. Tracey’s reopened in 2010.
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“New Orleans is absolutely thriving … My wife and I went all around NOLA, by foot and by car and by St. Charles Avenue streetcar. Even in predominantly residential areas off the usual tourist path, locals as well as visitors were out in large numbers patronizing shops, bars, galleries and restaurants. (And all in record triple–digit heat!) It was quite simply one of the most exhilarating urban experiences I’ve had, domestic or foreign, and an experience completely to the contrary of the national media portrayal of New Orleans as desolate, dangerous, and barely hanging on by a thread.” — Jim Morekis, editor of Savannah Connect, on a recent trip to New Orleans
The Columnist POLITICIAN-TURNED-PUNDIT JIM BROWN’S WEEKLY COLUMN HAS APPEARED IN LOUISIANA NEWS OUTLETS FOR YEARS … BUT HIS WORDS HAVE SOMETIMES ECHOED THOSE OF OTHERS.
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hosting The O’Reilly Factor on Fox. In hindsight, the segment is remarkable for its cordiality. ‘I can’t find many people who really have a problem with it,’ Ingraham says of the Cordoba project, adding at the end of the interview, ‘I like what you’re trying to do.’” Contacted last week, Elliott wrote, “This is clearcut plagiarism. It should have been quoted and the source cited.” But is it? Experts and writers with whom we spoke had varying opinions. Gambit reviewed more than three years of Brown’s
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n Aug. 19 of last year, Jim Brown — the state’s former insurance commissioner turned political pundit — sent out his weekly column to the blogs and newspapers that publish him regularly. The “Ground Zero mosque” was then a hot topic, and Brown’s column argued for a more nuanced look at Islam: “Just because someone is an Irish catholic living in New Orleans doesn’t mean he’s sympathetic to Irish Republican Army terrorists. Southern Baptists do not condone the murderers of abortion doctors.” It was an elegant argument — but a familiar one to readers of The New York Times. Three days before Brown published his column, the Times ran an essay by noted historian William Dalrymple, which read in part: “The fact that someone is a Boston Roman Catholic doesn’t mean he’s in league with Irish Republican Army bomb makers, just as not all Orthodox Christians have ties to Serbian war criminals or Southern Baptists to the murderers of abortion doctors.” In the same Aug. 19 column, Brown wrote: “Shortly after the Times story ran, conservative media personality Laura Ingraham interviewed Abdul Rauf’s wife, Daisy Khan, while guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor on Fox. In hindsight, the segment is remarkable for its cordiality. ‘I can’t find many people who really have a problem with it,’ Ingraham says of the mosque project, adding at the end of the interview, ‘I like what you’re trying to do.’” The paragraph was similar to one penned three days earlier by Justin Elliott of Salon.com, who had written: “Conservative media personality Laura Ingraham interviews Abdul Rauf’s wife, Daisy Khan, while guest-
The use of the term “czar” as shorthand for a White House expert or adviser stretches back to the administration of Woodrow Wilson (who appointed Herbert Hoover “food czar” during World War I), and has continued through administrations as politically diverse as those of Franklin D. Roosevelt, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan (who in 1998 made the role of “drug czar” a Cabinet-level position). Nevertheless, President Barack Obama’s use of “czars” hasn’t settled well with some conservatives, who have drawn the line against “White House czars” with a ferocity suggesting there are actual Russian emperors issuing orders from the Oval Office. Today, the word “czar” may have no greater Beltway foes than Louisiana’s own U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Congressman Steve Scalise. In 2009, each introduced anti-czar legislation into his own house of Congress. Earlier this year, Scalise got an anti-czars amendment into an appropriations bill, scotching funding for several particularly loathed White House programs (including health care, urban affairs and climate change). In
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Daily Kingfish as well as its polar opposite, The Louisiana Conservative. The Houma Courier and Slabbed were among the outlets that ran Brown’s Nov. 12, 2009, column, “Why Aren’t We the Greatest Generation?”. In it, Brown took a slam at today’s young people, writing, “In his new book, The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein has little hope for young people today. Ignorant of politics and government, art and music, prose and poetry, The Dumbest Generation is content to turn up their iPods and tune out the realities of the adult world. It is brash, pampered, dumb — and content to stay that way.” On Jan. 15 of that year, David N. Bass reviewed Bauerlein’s book for The American Spectator, writing, “Mark Bauerlein seems an unlikely prospect for penning an ostentatious book like The Dumbest Generation. … Ignorant of politics and government, art and music, prose and poetry, the Dumbest Generation is content to turn up its iPods and tune out the realities of the adult world. It is brash, pampered, young, and dumb — and content to stay that way.” In an email to Gambit, Bass wrote, “It does appear to be a direct lift of the sentences. This book review initially ran in our publication, Carolina Journal, and later in The American Spectator.” (Brown didn’t address this instance in his statement.) Keith Magill, executive editor of the Houma Courier, which ran the “Dumbest Generation” article, said the similarities between the two works were “distressing, to say the least. It sure looks like it falls under the rubric of plagiarism to me.” Magill says his paper only runs Brown’s column occasionally. “It’s not something we take lightly here,” he added. “I’m not sure at this stage what we’re going to do, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to merit a response.” Brown’s Feb. 4, 2010, column, datelined “Portland, Oregon,” compared the progressive Northwestern city to the iPad: “The new sleek iPad tablet is loaded with impressive, sophisticated technology that Apple’s engineers have worked on for years. It’s the kind of ‘thinking ahead’ philosophy and culture that Steve Jobs and Apple nurture and are known for. The Oregon approach seems to be what an interesting challenge it would be if they could corral an equivalent level of ingenuity and talent available to Steve Jobs to solve some of the complex issues facing their state.” Three days earlier, Dave Treibel, a writer for OregonLive.com, the Internet arm of The Oregonian, had written, “The new sleek tablet is loaded with impressive, sophisticated technology that Apple’s engineers have worked on for years. It’s the kind of ‘thinking ahead’ philosophy and culture that Steve Jobs and Apple
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mine whether this is plagiarism,” adding she intended to forward the example to Bloomberg’s in-house attorney for review. In March 2008, Brown wrote a column on highway privatization, portions of which bore a strong resemblance to a 2007 Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Steven Malanga. (See “You Be the Judge,” page 13.) Malanga told Gambit, “His passage does seem awfully close to mine in that both the ideas proceed together in the same way sentence by sentence and some of the language is exactly the same as mine. I was not aware of this.” Malanga concluded, “I leave it up to editors who publish his work to decide if they consider this improper.” Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute vice president and Senior Scholar on the journalism foundation’s Reporting, Writing & Editing faculty, says Brown’s use of Malanga’s words, among other examples, shows “a pattern of sloppy or no attribution,” and that “(Brown) is only one step away from doing it responsibly.” In 1983, the Washington Journalism Review published Clark’s piece titled “The Unoriginal Sin” — written way before the Internet made copy-and-paste journalism simple. “In the world of journalism, a world without footnotes, the snatching of words and ideas is too often ignored, misunderstood or considered standard procedure,” he wrote. “Reporters plagiarize from novels, encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, wire stories, syndicated columns, press releases, competing newspapers and the morgue. Some who commit the unoriginal sin are charlatans. Others resort to it in moments of pressure or personal crisis. Others slide into it out of naivete or ignorance. They do not know how much borrowing is too much, because teachers and editors have failed to set limits and suggest guidelines.” The Internet has compounded the problem, along with the concept of “general knowledge.” For example, how many sources do you need to print verdict results, or baseball scores? Clark sketched three “academic” plagiarism scenarios: “whole cloth” borrowing, where a writer “makes believe something that somebody else has written is his own”; a “mosaic,” where a writer takes pieces of an original story and moves them around; and the apt phrase, where a few borrowed words perfectly fill in a writer’s original sentence. Clark’s assessment was that Brown’s work falls in the two latter categories. The solution: “When in doubt, attribute,” Clark says. “It looks like the author, you can see the effort he’s made to rephrase. That would’ve been fine if he’d just somehow managed to mention the L.A. Times or The Wall Street Journal.” “It is my intention to cite sources and attribute quotes,” Brown wrote to
Gambit. “If any mistakes were made, they were not intentional. I typically quote many people and do my best to attribute quotes to the appropriate source; any errors in punctuation or proper attribution are purely an oversight.” Instances of misattribution have created scandals at newspapers and websites large and small in recent years. Jayson Blair, a reporter for The New York Times, embarrassed the paper in 2003 when an apparent instance of plagiarism turned up dozens of fabrications in his stories. Last year, Gerald Posner left his position as chief investigative reporter for Tina Brown’s website The Daily Beast after the Miami New Times, among other sources, cited dozens of passages from his articles and books that hewed closely to the work of others. (Posner claimed the problem came from his electronic filing system.) A young writer named Ben Domenech resigned from a pundit job at The Washington Post’s website after only three days when readers began finding examples of plagiarism dating back to Domenech’s college days. In an editor’s note acknowledging Domenech’s resignation, Jim Brady, executive editor of WashingtonPost.com, noted, “Plagiarism is perhaps the most serious offense that a writer can commit or be accused of.” (The Post’s then-ombudsman, Deborah Howell, described it more colorfully as “a f---in’ disaster.”) Mark Moseley, a New Orleans blogger (righthandthief.blogspot.com) says he noticed Brown’s apparent lifting from other sources three or four years ago. “I was disappointed in his reach in the local blogosphere and all the people who reprinted him, including some I esteemed,” Moseley says. Moseley brought the matter to the attention of the publisher of Slabbed in the blog’s comment section, but says nothing was done. (Indeed, Slabbed continues to reprint Brown’s column.) Moseley also wrote about Brown’s columns on the nonprofit news site The Lens, but says he did not contact Brown for comment, nor did his column receive reaction from Brown or any of his editors. One of Brown’s most visible local outlets is BayouBuzz.com, the political website founded by New Orleans attorney Stephen Sabludowsky, a friend of Brown’s. Sabludowsky told Gambit he has published Brown on a weekly basis “for years,” but preferred not to discuss the matter “until I talk to Jim.” Lamar Parmentel is the publisher of The Daily Kingfish, a left-leaning political blog that frequently publishes Brown’s columns. Parmentel told Gambit he had been aware of Moseley’s claims. “Just to be clear, Mr. Brown posts his content to the DKF under his own name, on his
own accord,” Parmentel wrote. “Like many other blogs, DKF is basically generated by user content (i.e. there isn’t a formal editorial chain of command, so to speak) and published at everyone’s own risk.” Parmentel added, “Brown’s pieces never appear on the front page of DKF because they are not original (he cross-posts them all over the place) … But in an attempt not to censor anyone because of my distaste, we have never tried to dissuade anyone from posting.” Brown said his column is “a hobby and not a business,” adding, “My commentaries are sent out to a mailing list of friends and contacts, and I receive no payment for what I write. It is just a weekly blog on my personal website where I try to express thoughts on current issues of interest. It’s often just my ramblings. If someone wants to use any part of the commentary, fine and so be it. Nothing I do is copyrighted.” Occasionally, Brown’s borrowing has meant he’s gotten some things wrong. When Gov. Bobby Jindal did the response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, some pundits compared his demeanor to that of Fred Rogers, the children’s television host. Brown took umbrage in his column using a surprising fact: “But don’t sell Mr. Rogers short. You may not know it, but the wimpy little guy on PBS was a Navy Seal, combat proven in Vietnam with supposedly over twentyfive confirmed kills to his name. And that long sleeve sweater? I’m told it was to cover a number of tattoos on his forearm and biceps.” It wasn’t true, of course. Brown’s wording is very close to that of a viral email that has circulated off and on for years — but which is a hoax. Rogers had neither a military career nor tattoos. But Brown’s tale of gentle, sweater-wearing Mr. Rogers as a tattooed assassin was reprinted not only on his website, but also on political blogs such as Slabbed, Bayou Perspective, Central Louisiana Politics and The Louisiana Conservative. The day Gambit asked Brown for an interview on this matter, the Kansas City Star issued a statement regarding Steve Penn, a metro columnist and 31-year veteran at the paper. After an investigation, the paper determined Penn was “in some cases presenting others’ conclusions and opinions as his own and without attribution. … Editors found more than a dozen examples in Penn’s columns dating back to 2008.” The Star fired Penn that day. Brown seems to be in no such danger. Since Gambit’s inquiry, Brown says, he’s made corrections to the stories on his own website. “I have talked to my editor (me),” he wrote, “and the items you pointed out have been corrected and properly cited.”
You Be the Judge Gambit sent Jim Brown a list of similarities between his column and the work of others, requesting an interview. His statement follows in full. The American Spectator, David N. Bass, Jan. 15, 2009: “Mark Bauerlein seems an unlikely prospect for penning an ostentatious book like The Dumbest Generation. … Ignorant of politics and government, art and music, prose and poetry, the Dumbest Generation is content to turn up its iPods and tune out the realities of the adult world. It is brash, pampered, young, and dumb — and content to stay that way.” Jim Brown, Nov. 12, 2009: “In his new book, The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein has little hope for young people today. Ignorant of politics and government, art and music, prose and poetry, The Dumbest Generation is content to turn up their iPods and tune out the realities of the adult world. It is brash, pampered, dumb — and content to stay that way.” CNN, Nov. 16, 2006: “Friedman’s ideas were embraced by President Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s and lauded by many in the business world. But they were also controversial because of the deep cuts in government spending and the more restricted role they entailed for government in buffering citizens from economic forces.”
Steven Malanga, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 4, 2007: “Nevertheless, opponents of privatizations and private-public partnerships argue that private operators can only make money “at the expense of” taxpayers, and that the new owners will skimp on maintenance and repair work in order to squeeze profits out of these operations. These objections typically ignore the significant restrictions and operating requirements written into the contracts — here in the U.S. and around the world — which allow governments to cancel the deals, take back the roads and bridges and keep the cash if operators don’t live up to the terms. … Some objections to private ownership are simply cynical ploys by politicians looking to maintain their hold on public assets, especially since roads and
Jim Brown, Mar. 26, 2008: “Is there any legitimate concern that private operators are only interested in making money at the expense of taxpayers, and that new owners will skimp on maintenance and repair work in order to squeeze profits out of these operations? Progressive states around the country have dealt with these objections by building in restrictions and operating requirements to the contract which allow any such deal to be canceled and the roads and bridges taken back if operators do not live up to the terms. … If you want to be a bit cynical about those who oppose private ownership, one might wonder whether those objecting are looking to maintain their hold on public assets, especially since the commissions that often run these public authorities, as we have often seen, can create real job-patronage mills.” Andrew Napolitano, 2005: “So, if your representative in the House has voted, or your Senators do vote, for the House/Senate conference approved version, they will be authorizing federal agents on their own, in violation of the Constitution, and without you knowing it, to obtain records about you from your accountant, bank, boat dealer, bodega, book store, car dealer, casino, computer server, credit union, dentist, HMO, hospital, hotel manager, insurance company, jewelry store, lawyer, library, pawn broker, pharmacist, physician, postman, real estate agent, supermarket, tax collectors, telephone company, travel agency, and trust company, and use the evidence thus obtained in any criminal prosecution against you.” Jim Brown, June 30, 2011: “Here is what members of congress did in their Patriot Act vote. They authorized and empowered federal agents on their own, in violation of the Constitution, and without you knowing it, to obtain records about you from your accountant, bank, boat dealer, bodega, book store, car dealer, casino, computer server, credit union, dentist, HMO, hospital, hotel manager, insurance company, jewelry store, lawyer, library, pawn broker, pharmacist, physician, postman, real estate agent, supermarket, tax collectors, telephone company, travel agency, and trust company, and use the evidence thus obtained in any criminal prosecution against you.” William Dalyrmple, The New York Times, Aug. 16, 2010: “Most of us are perfectly capable of making distinctions within the Christian world. The fact that someone is a Boston Roman
Catholic doesn’t mean he’s in league with Irish Republican Army bomb makers, just as not all Orthodox Christians have ties to Serbian war criminals or Southern Baptists to the murderers of abortion doctors. Yet many of our leaders have a tendency to see the Islamic world as a single, terrifying monolith.” Jim Brown, Aug. 19, 2010: “Maybe it’s because most Americans, including virtually all of our politicians, see the Islamic world as a single confusing and troubling monolith. In the Christian world, we have no problem making distinctions. Just because someone is an Irish catholic living in New Orleans doesn’t mean he’s sympathetic to Irish Republican Army terrorists. Southern Baptists do not condone the murderers of abortion doctors.” Justin Elliott, Salon.com, Aug. 16, 2010: Conservative media personality Laura Ingraham interviews Abdul Rauf’s wife, Daisy Khan, while guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor on Fox. In hindsight, the segment is remarkable for its cordiality. “I can’t find many people who really have a problem with it,” Ingraham says of the Cordoba project, adding at the end of the interview, “I like what you’re trying to do.” Jim Brown, Aug. 19, 2010: Shortly after the Times story ran, conservative media personality Laura Ingraham interviewed AbdulRauf’s wife, Daisy Khan, while guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor on Fox. In hindsight, the segment is remarkable for its cordiality. “I can’t find many people who really have a problem with it,” Ingraham says of the mosque project, adding at the end of the interview, “I like what you’re trying to do.” iWatch News, Jan. 23, 2010: “The Saudi government owns Houston’s Saudi Refining Company and half of Motiva Enterprises. Lenovo, which bought IBM’s PC assets in 2004, is partially owned by the Chinese government’s Chinese Academy of Sciences. And Singapore’s APL Limited operates several U.S. port operations.” Jim Brown, Jan. 28, 2010: “The Saudi government owns Houston’s Saudi refining Company, an American corporation. Singapore’s APKL Limited, an American company, operates a number of U.S. port operations. And Lenovo, which bought IBM’s PC assets in 2004, is owned by a Chinese company.” Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2010: “One of the few subjects about which Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was forthright at her confirmation hearings was cameras in the high court. She’s for
‘em. Not for the hoary arguments that televising the court’s proceedings would undermine its ‘ethos’ and introduce the justices’ faces to C-SPAN-watching terrorists.” Jim Brown, July 8, 2010: “On TV cameras in the court room, that are presently prohibited, Kagan is for them. Good for her on this issue. Her colleagues have for years thrown up the hoary arguments the television would undermine the high court’s ‘ethos’ and bring forth the justices’ faces to C-Span-watching terrorists. Bunk.” Dave Treibel, OregonLive.com, Feb. 1, 2010: “The new sleek tablet is loaded with impressive, sophisticated technology that Apple’s engineers have worked on for years. It’s the kind of “thinking ahead” philosophy and culture that Steve Jobs and Apple nurture and are known for. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if Obama could corral an equivalent level of ingenuity and talent available to Steve Jobs to solve some of the complex issues facing our country?” Jim Brown, Feb. 4, 2010 (in a column datelined “Portland, Oregon”): “The new sleek iPad tablet is loaded with impressive, sophisticated technology that Apple’s engineers have worked on for years. It’s the kind of “thinking ahead” philosophy and culture that Steve Jobs and Apple nurture and are known for. The Oregon approach seems to be what an interesting challenge it would be if they could corral an equivalent level of ingenuity and talent available to Steve Jobs to solve some of the complex issues facing their state.” Steve Hymon, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 18, 2008: “In many cases, the trains run right up the middle of the street — stations are literally on the curb. They run slowly and stop often in downtown, and it doesn’t appear to be a problem in terms of people-traincar conflicts. Portland officials also drew a square around downtown and declared it a “fareless zone.” If you ride the train or the bus only within that zone, it’s free.” Jim Brown, Feb. 4, 2010 (in a column datelined “Portland, Oregon”): “In many cases, the train runs right up the middle of the street — stations are literally on the curb. Portland officials also drew a square around downtown and declared it a “fare less zone.” If you ride the train or the bus only within that zone, it’s free. Such a system would be a natural for New Orleans and even in Baton Rouge.” page 15
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Jim Brown, Dec. 16, 2010: “Friedman’s ideas were embraced by President Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, and lauded by many in the business world. But they were also controversial because of the deep cuts in government spending and the more restricted role they entailed for government in buffering citizens from economic forces.”
bridges operated by transportation authorities are often job-patronage mills.”
David Scheer and Alison Fitzgerald, Bloomberg News, February 18, 2009: “Stanford Group, selling the CDs through a network of financial advisers, told clients their funds would be placed mainly in easily sellable financial instruments, monitored by more than 20 analysts and audited by regulators on the Caribbean island of Antigua, the SEC said. Instead, the “vast majority” of the portfolio was managed by Allen Stanford and James Davis, the Antigua subsidiary’s chief financial officer, according to the regulator. Some 90 percent of the portfolio is essentially a “black box,” shielded from independent oversight, the SEC said. A “substantial” portion may have been steered into assets that are difficult to sell, such as real estate and private equity investments, it said.” Jim Brown, May 21, 2009: “Stanford financial advisers told potential clients they were selling CDs in the Bank of Antigua. The money, according to the sales pitch, was that the funds would be placed in mainly easily sellable financial instruments, all to be monitored by a team of more than 20 analysts and audited by regulators on this exotic Caribbean island. Instead, the knighted boss “black boxed” the portfolio, shielding it from independent oversight, and steering a major portion of the funds into hard to sell real estate investments and private equity funds.”
Jim Brown, April 16, 2009: “Both the legislature and congress have bestowed immunity to those privileged to work in the “justice” system. The courts have ruled that prosecutors are absolutely immune for anything they do that is considered within the lines of their official duties.” Viral email (as taken from the urban-legends site snopes.com, which debunks the story): “On another note, there was this wimpy little man (who just passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet. Mr. Rogers is another of those you would least suspect of being anything but what he now portrays to our youth. But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long-sleeve sweater to cover the many tattoos on his forearm and biceps.” Jim Brown, Feb. 26, 2009: “But don’t sell Mr. Rogers short. You may
not know it, but the wimpy little guy on PBS was a Navy Seal, combat proven in Vietnam with supposedly over twentyfive confirmed kills to his name. And that long sleeve sweater? I’m told it was to cover a number of tattoos on his forearm and biceps.” BleacherReport.com, Oct. 5, 2008: “Then on New Year’s Day 1960, as soon as the Sugar Bowl ended, Cannon, before 83,000 fans, signed another contract, this one with the Houston Oilers of the AFL. That contract offered him $100,000 over three years, a $10,000 gift for his wife, and a slightly used Cadillac.” Jim Brown, Oct. 29, 2009: “It was on New Year’s Day 1960, between the goal posts of the Sugar Bowl, Cannon, before 83,000 fans, signed a contract with the Houston Oilers of the AFL. That contract offered him $100,000 over three years, a $10,000 gift for his wife, a slightly used Cadillac and a promised chain of Cannon gas stations selling Cannonball Regular and Super Cannonball.” Email from Jim Brown, July 13, 2011: I’ve written hundreds of commentaries
over the past 10 years. You apparently correctly pointed out that in a few of these articles, there were a few sentences that either were not properly attributed or were not surrounded in quotes. But in a number of instances, the party or publication making the quote was cited earlier in my commentary. See Andrew Napolitano, 2005, and Brown on June 30, 2011. Also see Brown on March 26, 2008, where Wall Street Journal of August 4th, 2007 was cited. Also, Brown on June 18, 2009 where New York Times was both cited and quoted. In other words, I cited and quoted the source in the article, but in a few instances, quotes were mistakenly not put around one or two of the sentences. But the source was cited and quoted. In Brown, April 16, 2009, Prof. Anderson is both cited and extensively quoted. A few words in a sentence were the same in both Anderson’s article and mine, so I have gone back and put quotes around these few words. In other instance, I used and cited the original source of the quote but did not reference another article that also used the same quote. (See Salon, Aug. 16, 2010 and
Brown, Aug. 19, 2010.) In anticipation of, and researching for future articles, I often make notes from shows like Morning Joe, or from numerous websites and papers I read each day. A review of my numerous articles will show that I often use several quotes in each column that are always attributed. My commentaries are sent out to a mailing list of friends and contacts, and I receive no payment for what I write. It is just a weekly blog on my personal website where I try to express thoughts on current issues of interest. It’s often just my ramblings. If someone wants to use any part of the commentary, fine and so be it. Nothing I do is copyrighted. The columns are a hobby and not a business. It is my intention to cite sources and attribute quotes. If any mistakes were made, they were not intentional. I typically quote many people and do my best to attribute quotes to the appropriate source; any errors in punctuation or proper attribution are purely an oversight. I have talked to my editor (me), and the items you pointed out have been corrected and properly cited. I hope all this is clear. — Jim Brown
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William L. Anderson, LewRockwell.com, Feb. 3, 2009: “The reason is that governments confer immunity upon those privileged to work in the police and “justice” systems. … The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that judges and prosecutors are absolutely immune for anything they do that is considered within the lines of their official duties.”
David N. Bass’ review of The Dumbest Generation appeared in The American Spectator in January 2009. Ten months later, Jim Brown’s column — which was published in the Houma Courier, among other places — took on the same subject, using nearly the same wording.
Gov. Bobby Jindal last week signed another measure to crack down on “incense” and “bath salts” — synthetic marijuana and cocaine formerly sold at convenience stores and head shops. In August 2010, Jindal signed a ban on the incense (known as mojo or spice, which contains THC-mimicking chemicals). In January, Jindal signed an emergency measure to rid store shelves of the bath salts by placing them on the Controlled Dangerous Substances list, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or sell them. The latest measure permanently adds the faux drugs, including “incense,” to the list — joining Schedule I drugs such as heroin, pot and ecstasy, among others. (Schedule II drugs include cocaine, amphetamines and oxycodone.) The measure, authored by Rep. Ricky Templet, R-Gretna, bans the drugs and criminalizes the chemical makeup and specific chemical compounds that compose the drugs — in an attempt to prevent future copycats. According to the governor’s office, Louisiana Poison Control handled nearly 200 calls from September 2010 to January 2011 regarding bath salts — calls in December accounted for 61 percent of the calls received nationally. Nationwide, bath salts have been responsible for at least 12 deaths, and more than 4,000 intoxication cases have been documented. Templet’s mojo-killing HB 173 passed handily in 2010. Sens. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi, and Nick Gautreaux, D-Meaux, introduced similar measures. Several states have since banned the drugs, including Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, as well as Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee. In a statement, Jindal said, “To all the drug dealers and criminals working in drug labs, we want the message to go out loud and clear — we will fight you every step of the way to protect our communities and keep these deadly drugs out of our stores and off of our streets. You will not sell your drugs here in Louisiana.” — Alex Woodward
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Still Quotable, No Longer Relevant confess that as a younger reporter I was, like most Louisianans, captivated by Edwin Edwards. His swagger and rapier wit made great copy, and the voters ate it up. Louisiana politics were always entertaining, but he brought things to a new level.
Which caused most of us to take our eye off the ball. We laughed at his jokes, and he laughed up his sleeve while he and his cronies ripped off the state and invited the nation’s polluters to use us as their industrial toilet. His antics finally caught up with him when the feds nailed him for racketeering more than a decade ago. Voters caught up with him sooner, tossing him out after his troubled third term (1984-88), during which he was tried twice on federal corruption charges — and ultimately acquitted. He came back in 1991 because he had the good fortune to face neo-Nazi David Duke in “the runoff from hell.” His acts during and after his fourth and final term are what landed him a 10-year sentence in the federal pen. EWE, irrepressible as ever, served his time and now plans a $250-a-person birth-
day bash at the Hotel Monteleone next Saturday (July 30). Some things never change. But some things do, including society. I thought about that when I read The Silver Zipper’s comment about his 32-year-old girlfriend (and future bride) and the fact that he will soon turn 84. “You’re only as old as the woman you feel,” he quipped. Three decades ago, I would have laughed, along with many others. This time most of us winced. Perhaps EWE saw this as a harmless update to his immortal 1983 utterance, when he said of his imminent victory over then-Gov. Dave Treen, “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.” That one was a hoot … back then. But that was 28 years ago. Back then, Michael Jackson and Culture Club topped the charts, and Rubik’s Cube was the topselling toy, along with Cabbage Patch dolls and boom boxes. A lot has changed since then. We now get our music from satellites and the Internet, not from phonographs, tapes or even CDs. Today, our phones are also cam-
eras — and computers. Louisiana politics changed dramatically as well, even in the nine years since Edwards walked into prison. Our state now has a governor who is not white, and New Orleans has a mayor who is not black. Instead of “Republican” and “Democrat,” a lot of folks use “red” and “blue” to describe states’
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political leanings. Heck, even those color references are upside-down. Red used to mean liberal, as in Red China, and blue used to mean wealthy and snobbish, as in blueblooded. Now red means Republican and blue means Democratic. Louisiana was a blue state in 2002. Now we’re decidedly red. The year EWE entered the Big House, seven of Louisiana’s nine statewide elected officials were Democrats. A year later all but one of them were Dems. Today, all but one are Republicans — and the Legislature has a GOP majority in both chambers. As Edwards scans the audience at his party next Saturday, he might notice that there aren’t many folks there under the age of 50. Truth is, less than half the voting age population in Louisiana today ever voted for him. It’s been 20 years — an entire generation — since EWE last won an election. The paunchy, aging EWE is not what he used to be. Neither is Louisiana. He’ll always be quotable, but he has outlived his political relevance — except, perhaps, as a cautionary tale.
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Like everyone else who passes through the claims process, she has a story. Herrera asks Gonzales a question in Spanish: “Is the GCCF going to give you any money for the seven months you’ve been unemployed?” Gonzales shakes her head, then huffs and puffs in a manner that can only be interpreted, despite the language barrier, as pissed off. “They told her yesterday that she might get about $1,000,” Herrera says. Gonzales interjects one more sentence, which her friend translates quickly without breaking eye contact: “So I don’t want to ask them no more.” But don’t get the wrong idea. The GCCF doesn’t discriminate on the basis of ethnicity or class. Just ask Tommy Cvitanovich, a restaurateur and community booster who provided some 80,000 free meals in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From his family-owned Drago’s Restaurant in Metairie, he too feels the frustration. Cvitanovich stands behind the grill overseeing the dish he invented, the charbroiled oyster. Flames shoot into the air as a garlic butter sauce is spooned onto the half-shells. Watching one of his cooks grab a handful of grated cheese and toss it into the fire-soaked
oysters is like seeing a monsignor perform a sacred ritual in St. Louis Cathedral. You would think a man like Cvitanovich could get the gears moving. His second restaurant, in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, is among the highest -rossing in the Hilton chain. He recently won The TimesPicayune’s “Loving Cup” award, given annually to an outstanding public citizen. His oil-related losses are obvious — and documented. Most of his customers come in looking for one item: charbroiled oysters. And oysters were hard to come by after last year’s disaster. Cvitanovich says he came close to losing half of his anticipated 2010 revenues as a result of the disaster. And while oyster farmers are allowed to file claims that take into account future losses — oyster beds need three or four years to rebuild — Cvitanovich can’t seem to get the same treatment for his oyster-based business. “It’s a touchy situation. They gave us a final offer just recently, which we are in the process of contesting,” he says. “We think it should be much higher than that.” While people like Gonzales and Cvitanovich were trying to figure out their own fates two weeks ago, BP executives sent a letter to the GCCF arguing that future loss claims should pAge 22
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f nothing else, you know you’re going to wait when visiting the Bank of BP. That’s why there are hard plastic chairs lined up on the grassy area out front. This morning, they’re wet with the morning dew of eastern New Orleans. Not very inviting. Then again, many coastal residents have been dealing with cases of red ass for more than a year now; a little bit of wet ass is something they can endure. The chairs are here for the overflow, those folks who can’t fit inside the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) off Chef Menteur Highway. The huddled masses come here yearning to breathe free — quite literally for those with health concerns connected to the disaster — and in hopes of being made whole financially. This facility is the public face of BP. Aesthetically, it’s no prettier than BP’s reputation in south Louisiana. Sylvia Gonzales of Hammond, an unemployed shrimp packer, whispers in Spanish to her friend, Ofelia Herrera, while glancing over at the chairs. Gonzales has seen the chairs during previous visits, when she learned to bring her own translator — today, Herrera — rather than relying on the GCCF to have someone at the ready.
no longer be paid due to the “positive economic performance” of the Gulf Coast. The GCCF was created in August of last year and it still has a long way to go. At last count, the facility has received approximately 857,000 claims from more than 500,000 individuals and businesses. So far, in excess of 300,000 claims have been approved, of which more than 150,000 are actually settled. The total payout is quickly approaching $5 billion. BP initially put up $20 billion to bankroll the GCCF — and spent millions in slick TV ads touting its alleged generosity and commitment to “making things right.” That was last year. Today, BP’s line goes something like this: “Multiple lines of evidence demonstrate that, to the extent portions of the Gulf economy were impacted by the spill, the Gulf economy has recovered, and there is not a basis for continuing to pay a future factor to account for the risk of future loss.” That’s from the letter sent to GCCF officials two weeks ago. GCCF administrator Kenneth Feinberg, whose firm receives $1.25 million per month to administer BP’s fund, says the letter and its arguments will be “considered.” As for how long that might take, it’s anyone’s guess. The GCCF just got around to appointing appeals judges last month, after starting the process in March. The timeline creates an unmistakable and jarring silhouette against the actual date this all started: April 20, 2010.
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As folks on the ground and along the coast prepare to get shafted — again — elected officials continue to do what they’ve done from the beginning: look for deep pockets. There’s no shame in that, as long as it’s done for the benefit of communities and constituents. Then there’s Gov. Bobby Jindal, a darling of national Republicans and the governor of a state where public opinion places BP on even footing with The Prince of Darkness. Despite BP’s horrific environmental record and the damage it recently inflicted on Louisiana, Jindal attended a campaign fundraiser hosted for him by Mike Worley of Hammond in late March. Worley is the CEO of Worley Catastrophe Response, the company selected by BP to process claims related to
In June 2010, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser met with other elected officials and representatives of the seafood industry at the Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter. Among the attendees was Tommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago’s Restaurant. Today Cvitanovich says he lost about half of his 2010 revenue to the oil disaster. COURTESY LOUISIANA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
Gov. Bobby Jindal coaxed $360 million out of BP last year to build 10 miles of sand berms that were supposed to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil, such as this one near the Chandeleur Islands. COURTESY THE LOUISIANA COASTAL PROTECTION AND RESTORATION AUTHORITY
last year’s oil disaster. Worley Catastrophe also has a $380,000 consulting agreement with the Division of Administration, which makes it a state contractor. The governor has been unapologetic about his relationship with Worley, and his staff openly admits that money and support is accepted from all who offer it. “I’m running for re-election,” Jindal says. “I’m not taking anything for granted.” According to Jindal’s most recent campaign finance report covering the first quarter of this year, he not only went through with the controversial fundraiser, but he also accepted $15,000 from Worley on March 29. Louisiana campaign finance laws impose a $5,000 maximum in statewide elections, so Worley wrote one personal check and two others from business accounts. It’s all perfectly legal … in a Louisiana sort of way. Then there’s the cash that was squeezed from BP by officials who were hoping to make a political splash early on. They had little choice. The huddled masses demanded action as crude poured from the Macondo well and coated the coastline. Still, it’s healthy to question just how effective those early posts of money were. President Barack Obama leaned on BP to establish a $100 million fund to assist people who were working on the 33 deepwater rigs that were shuttered as a result of his drilling moratorium. BP selected the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to administer its Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation. The program, when launched almost exactly a year ago, was initially expected to draw upwards of 9,000 applicants. A few months later, however, only 220 had applied. A second round of grants was offered this past spring, but only 900 applicants surfaced. A large portion of those applications will likely be abandoned by people halfway through the process, says Mukul Verma, communications director for the foundation. “We expected it to be a very large pool of applicants,” Verma says. “But as we started digging into the numbers, we realized most of the rig operators were keeping their workers on the rigs. They were too valuable to let go. What the rig workers were doing on the rigs were upgrading them and improving them and maintaining them.” While the final numbers haven’t been released, millions of dollars are expectPAGE 24
PIR tes damages resulting from last year’s disaster. The program requires polluters to pony up dollars for any messes they create. BP, which was the primary operator of the Macondo Well, has already put up $1 billion in seed money. It has been designated as follows: • $500 million will be split equally among the Gulf states affected by the disaster, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas. • $200 million will go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Interior. • $300 million will be used to pay for state-sponsored restoration projects along the Gulf Coast. Louisiana has already received its $100 million share, and state officials have preapproved restoration projects. A decision is expected later this summer as to which projects will be funded. In a recent interview, Chris Macaluso, spokesman for the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, says the pace that future NRDA dollars flow into the state is more important than where the first wave of dollars washes ashore. “That’s a longterm process,” he says. “That’s something we could still be talking about 10 or 15 years from now, unfortunately, because of all the various processes and all the various organizations involved and the legal issues that stretch these things out.” Getting around that long, drawnout process was the central theme of a meeting late last month of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee. GOP Sen. David Vitter, who participated in the hearing, says a clear message was delivered. “We absolutely need to figure out a way to speed up this NRDA process,” Vitter says. “The idea that investing in restoration could take upwards of a decade is really unacceptable. We need to figure out how to get BP to more quickly sign off on assessments, review and funding.” Vitter is sponsoring legislation that would do just that. His bill would force BP to pre-pay some of its expected federal penalties to bankroll NRDA efforts. Garret Graves, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, testified during the subcommittee hearing late last month. He commended BP for putting up $1 billion in seed money but argued that much more is needed. He noted that BP’s money is currently driving NRDA projects, since most of the reserve money normally used to underwrite the program has already been largely spent. That puts BP in control, he concludes. “I think that equation needs to be flipped over,” Graves said. “I think the page 27
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the “connection between the spill and the expenditures was remote, and lots of money wound up in cities and towns little touched by the goo that washed up on shore,” the AP found in records requested from more than 150 communities and dozens of interviews. For example, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spent $5 million on 22 boats with accompanying trawls, nets and hauling vehicles. Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph billed BP for a new iPad. And then there’s Florida’s Okaloosa County, which somehow came up with the idea of throwing a party before New Orleans did. It shelled out $300,000 to Kenny Loggins, the Doobie Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd for a pair of rock shows to promote the state’s oil-free beaches. BP has ponied up a separate pot of money, roughly $30 million, for Louisiana’s lieutenant governor to promote tourism. Although New Orleans felt the brunt of the hospitality industry’s woes after the disaster, that money is being spread amongst Louisiana’s 64 parishes. This has some folks hopping mad. In Baton Rouge, officials are using $493,000 of their BP tourism dough to underwrite Bayou Country Fest in 2012. The all-star affair in Tiger Stadium, produced by New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival impresario Quint Davis, has proved popular, even if independent funding has been difficult to find. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, among others, doesn’t understand how that could happen. “If a train derailed in Shreveport, and the responsible company paid $50 million to restore tourism in Shreveport, Plaquemines Parish should not rightfully receive a dollar,” he says. “It’s absurd that the money is being spread around the state in an election year and not bulked together and spent wisely to bring back Louisiana seafood, fishing and tourism.” Nungesser announced last month that he is running for lieutenant governor against incumbent Jay Dardenne, who says the BP tourism money was allocated before he took office in late 2010. Meanwhile, lawmakers on Capitol Hill hope to squeeze a few more billion out of BP for the Gulf’s damaged ecosystem. It’s a lengthy process, one that could take nearly two decades as the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) process attempts to mitigate the ecological
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public should be in the driver’s seat. By being able to control the checkbook, you can control what’s in these work plans, how the NRDA assessments are conducted, the timelines of the NRDA assessment.” Graves further suggested that BP has its own interests at heart and wouldn’t necessarily give the same kind of urgency to coastal restoration projects as the government would. “BP at the same time has hired armies of attorneys, marketing firms, PR campaigns, lobbyists, scientists, consultants and other experts,” he says. “And we have to compete with that.” In addition to Vitter’s bill, Vitter’s Democratic counterpart Sen. Mary Landrieu has filed a bill that would dedicate at least 80 percent of BP’s penalties paid under the Clean Water Act directly to Gulf states for ecosystem restoration.
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Clearly, there’s a lot of cash on the table. Years from now — or, one hopes, sooner — somebody is bound to ask, “Was it used effectively?” While the proposed legislation to speed up the NRDA process has legs, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, says a forceful argument will be needed to steer billions more back home. “There is precedent in law where the offending company can make a down payment that can be used for projects that you know ultimately will be part of the mix,” Cassidy says. But are enough people in Washington still paying attention, more than a year — and billions of BP dollars — later? “The delegation will have to really fight for it,” Cassidy says. “The delegation and the Gulf Coast delegations are very aware of it. I’m not sure about the rest of Congress. There’s a lot of things on our plate right now. I hope there will be sympathy toward the Gulf Coast states.” From the beginning, the elected class declined to view BP’s emergency cash infusions as public money. Coastal residents and the mainstream media, for the most part, went along. As a result, many top-dollar expenditures, even if initially questioned, never got the scrutiny that tax dollars get when they are spent in large amounts. Consider, for example, the $360 million Jindal forced out of BP last year for 10 miles of sand barriers, or berms, to keep oil from reaching the Louisiana coastline. The National Oil Spill Commission, which was appointed by Obama, reported that the berms barely captured any oil. Over the course of several months, Jindal morphed the initiative into the state’s largest barrier island restoration project — a move that probably had as much to do with PR as policy. Coastal leaders cheered the idea and the berm boondoggle was forgotten. And when Jindal was chided for the berms’ ineffectiveness, his minions pointed out that it was BP money, not tax dollars. But is that really the case? Doesn’t the money become “public” when it changes hands, literally or figuratively, from BP to state government? Should it matter at all where the money came from, whether from taxes or a guilty energy giant? After all, doesn’t government get all its money from the private sector? Oil spill commissioner Fran Ulmer says it’s a sore
spot. “You know, for the money, this doesn’t look like a good choice,” she says of Jindal’s berms. Fellow oil spill commissioner Frances Beinecke agrees. “There may have been other values for the state for having those berms built — as you say, for storm barriers — but as for oil spill response, which is the only way we were looking at it, the cost-benefits didn’t work out,” she says. Donald Boesch, another oil spill comFlorida’s Okaloosa County spent $300,000 of disaster relief missioner, says he saw money on an oceanside concert featuring the Doobie Brothers. it all coming. “There The event was designed to promote the fact the beaches there were pundits and scienwere nearly oil-free. tists who were quoted with exaggerated claims about the collapse of the entire Gulf ecosystem and so on,” Boesch says. “Having studied the oil and Your best bet is to go where the oil meets the marsh. gas industry and oil spills in particular, I knew better Consider, for example, the Cajun Crab Connection on than that. And actually, the impact of the spill thus the banks of Bayou Des Allemands. The company far on the environment was less than I even thought went from working with 10 boats each day before the was likely.” disaster to about three today. On slow days, owner Still, today, media reports confuse Macondo, the Casey LeBlanc keeps his workers busy breaking down name of the well, with the Deepwater Horizon, the boxes. Already, one secretary has decided to leave to name of the rig. Terry Hazen, a microbial ecoloreceive training for another industry. gist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in In addition to the numerous problems he has had California, says reporters also continue to make the mistake of comparing the Gulf disaster to Alaska’s getting money out of the GCCF, LeBlanc also has Exxon Valdez spill. “All oil spills are local just like to fight the perception that his seafood isn’t safe. all politics,” he says. “It’ll depend on the weather. Buyers from Maryland used to knock down his door It’ll depend on the type of oil. It’ll depend on the looking for Louisiana crabs. Now they post notices in climate. It’ll depend on whether there’s hurricanes their restaurants that they do not serve Gulf seafood. “They scared, you know, that the crab might have and a variety of other things.” The best comparison, Hazen says, is the Ixtoc I spill, dispersant in them, or whatever,” LeBlanc says, starwhich occurred in 1979 in the western Gulf. It emp- ing out at the bayou. tied 71,500 barrels of oil into the ocean, compared He knows about the jobs that are available elseto BP’s 5 billion barrels of crude. “That’s the one you where, and he knows about the training offered by need to compare this to. Not to Exxon Valdez,” Hazen groups like the River Parishes Workforce Investment says. “Because that (Valdez) was a completely differ- Board. But LeBlanc doesn’t want to give up his tradient type of oil. Completely different environment. tional way of life. BP may want to tout a new career Completely different place.” for him, but he’s standing pat … and hoping against The biggest difference between the BP disaster hope that some of the state money will eventually and the Valdez spill, he adds, was the Gulf incident make its way to his bayou. resulted in the release of light crude, which has the That’s a recurring theme in the wake of major viscosity of motor oil and is much easier to degrade disasters along the coast. Too bad many in officialthan heavy crude. “If it was heavy crude, more of it would have probably sunk into the sediment,” he dom and most connected to BP don’t understand. “This is what I know and this is where my heart says. “It would have degraded much more slowly.” is,” says LeBlanc as he watches muddy water slap the But few things connected with the BP disaster are as they seem. Example: BP funded Hazen’s research, bank at the Cajun Crab Connection. “I been living on which suggests an oil-eating microbe lives in the this bayou my whole life. I’m not going nowhere.” Gulf and is helping deplete the remainder of the oil. — Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist based in So where does one get the straight dope on the BP Baton Rouge. You can reach him through his website, disaster and its aftermath? www.jeremyalford.com.
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the Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined in for the last several songs. The bands played “St. James Infirmary,” Ernie K-Doe’s “Mother-in-Law” and My Morning Jacket’s “Highly Suspicious.” The film features acoustic versions of those at the Hall, and if anyone who caught the Jazz Fest set was left wondering why Jim James sometimes sang into a red megaphone, it’s explained in the film. The relic belonged to Sweet Emma Barrett, pianist and leader of the first Preservation Hall Jazz Band. My Morning Jacket first worked with the Preservation Hall band when they collaborated on “Louisiana Fairytale” for Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall, but there were several local connections that are reflected in this film. James had come to New Orleans several times following Hurricane Katrina to assist in relief efforts, and that’s how he became familiar with local R&B legends and songs, including Ernie K-Doe and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson (who also made a guest appearance at the 2010 Jazz Fest set). Clinch knew the band and Ben Jaffe (who co-produced the film) separately, and he had done a photoshoot with the Dave Matthews Band in Preservation Hall’s courtyard in 2009. When My Morning Jacket was set to play Jazz Fest, Jaffe and Clinch together hatched the idea of filming the evening concert, and everyone quickly agreed. A minimal amount of planning went into the show and filming it, but the result is a remarkable documentary. “It was an epic moment,” Clinch says. “What I love about the film is that you feel like you’re in the room.”
The Houma native, former Deadboy and the Elephantmen frontman and bayou-doom conjurer released Say Goodnight to the World (Fat Possum) last year, its title track a moody, bluesy invitation to the underworld. Austin’s Southern psych-rockers Smoke and Feathers and New Orleans surf punk outfit the Unnaturals open. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 5698361; www.oneeyedjacks.net
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Mark Oliver Everett — aka E, aka eels — loves a few things: aliases (clearly); his three-legged hound dog/ backup barker, Bobby Jr.; and genre-dodging concept albums. Last year’s Tomorrow Morning (Vagrant) marked the third and dawning movement in the singer/songwriter’s arcing 14-month sonata (Hombre Lobo, End Times). The Submarines and Nathan Kepner open. Tickets $21.50. 8 p.m. Saturday. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 3104999; www.hob.com
Jolie Holland with Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside Possessor of a truly signature voice, Texas-born songstress Jolie Holland sings as if the words are escaping the corners of her mouth. Pint of Blood (Anti-), her fourth gorgeous record, curtsies to Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt via strolling down-tempo rock and waltzing country. Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside opens. Tickets $11 in advance, $13 at the door. 10 p.m. Saturday. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com
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hotographer and filmmaker Danny Clinch’s initial response to Preservation Hall was the same as many visitors. “Man it’s tight in here,” he says. “But I didn’t want to change the vibe of the place by over-lighting it. I’d rather shoot what’s there.” Keeping it simple was not going to be easy, because he, Ben Jaffe, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the rock band My Morning Jacket were collaborating on a midnight concert, which was packed with fans. The result is the concert documentary Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale, a gorgeous hour-long portrait of the two bands almost completely unrehearsed show. While the bands had been on tour together, My Morning Jacket had not performed its own songs acoustically, and the film captures the two bands just hours before the show working out a few songs they would perform jointly for the first time. Louisiana Fairytale gets its third public screening at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Films at the O series this weekend. Also screening are Harry Shearer’s The Big Uneasy, about the Hurricane Katrina levee failures, and God’s Architects, about Louisiana folk artists. The Lousiana Fairytale screening coincides with the end of the Ogden’s exhibit commemorating Preservation Hall’s 50th anniversary, which closes Sunday. The film includes some documentary information about the hall, but its primary focus is on the collaboration between the two bands. There also is some footage from My Morning Jacket’s set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that weekend, when
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he velvety English pop group Sade, featuring the gorgeous, smoky-voiced singer of the same name, boasts a stellar 30-year career, despite its unregular recording. The band has released only six albums, beginning with 1985’s Diamond Life and Sade’s mission statement single, “Smooth Operator.” But whenever the group proffers a new release, such as 2010’s almost aggressive acoustic trip-hop, Soldier of Love (its first since 2000’s soft hip-hop masterpiece Lovers Rock), Sade wins a Grammy (she has four), before receding from the limelight. The band has remained the same since its inception, but this is its first tour in a decade. “Sade the person has a totally different concept of time,” says band co-mastermind, Stewart Matthewman, provider of trademark sax and minimal guitar since record executives lured the singer away from the big, elaborate dance band Pride. She chose band members Paul Denman (bass/songwriter), Andrew Hale (keyboards/songwriter) and Matthewman to follow her to worldwide stardom, and they have sold more than 50 million albums. “For Sade there is just no definite time that things will happen,” Matthewman says to explain the career gaps many bands would consider retirement phases. “I don’t know if it comes from her being African, but for her there are really only two times: sooner or later. Also, whatever she does, she does that thing 100 percent, so she doesn’t do music if there’s anything else going on in her life. And in order to write songs, she also has to live a bit and have things happen to her, because she writes from the heart and from experience. In the last several years she’s gotten settled into a new home, has new family around. So now, finally, this part of her life can be about music.” Unlike the vocalist, Matthewman is a continually active musician. He does dub remixes and film score work under the name Cottonbelly, and he has recorded for Sony in the band Sweetback, which is largely Sade without its namesake, playing either smooth instrumental music or working with guest vocalists such as Matthewman’s frequent collaborator, hip-hop/R&B crooner Maxwell.
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Thursday 21 12 BAR — Cherub of Pain & Fried Oyster Cult, 9
BACCHANAL — The Courtyard Kings Quartet, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30
BANKS STREET BAR — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 10 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7 BAYOU PARK BAR — Pocket Aces Brass Band, 9
THE BEACH — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30
BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BMC — Ramblin’ Letters, 6; Charley & the SoulaBillySwampBoogie Band, 9:30
BOOMTOWN CASINO — Dirty Play, 8
BUFFA’S LOUNGE — Amasa Miller & Holley Bendtsen, 8 CARROLLTON STATION — WWOZ broadcast with the Marc Stone Band feat. Amanda Walker & Kirk Joseph, 8 DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30
D.B.A. — Happy Talk Band, 10
DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Loren Pickford, 9:30 THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6
THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3 FUNKY PIRATE — Will Lockett & the All-Purpose Blues Band, 4; Big Al Carson, 8:30
IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Shamarr Allen, 8; Brass-A-Holics, midnight
JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Colin Lake, 6; Captain Leo, 9 KERRY IRISH PUB — Andre Bouvier’s Royal Bohemians, 9 KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, 4; Death by Orgasm, 8:30
LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9
LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 11
NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Nattie, 8; Frans Schumann, 9; Dominick Blanda, 10 OAK — Brian Coogan, 8
OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 4; Vibe, 8:30 OLD POINT BAR — Blue Frenzy, 8
PAVILION OF THE TWO SISTERS — Thursdays at Twilight feat. The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, 6 PRESERVATION HALL — Tornado Brass Band feat. Darryl Adams, 8
PRIME EXAMPLE — Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 & 10
RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Tom McDermott, 5 RAY’S — Bobby Love Band, 6 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Chris Ardoin, 8:30 ROYAL PALM — Philip Melancon Jr., 6:30
SIBERIA — In Ruins, Asymmetric Warfare, Toxic Rott, 10
SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Zazou City, 6; New Orleans Moonshiners, 10 THREE MUSES — Kristin Diable, 6; Jayna Morgan, 8
TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — T’Canaille, 9
Royal Blues, 7; Soul Project, 10; Lagniappe Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.
BOOMTOWN CASINO — Brandon Foret, 9
CARROLLTON STATION — Pony Space, 9
COLUMNS HOTEL — Alex Bachari Trio, 5
BAD MONKEY — Resurrection Man, Pacifist, A Hanging, 10 BANKS STREET BAR — The Great In Between, 10
BAYOU BAR & GRILL — Major Bacon, 10
LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Al Hebert, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9:30
BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7; Philip Melancon, 8
MAPLE LEAF BAR — The Trio, 10
BLUE NILE — Mykia Jovan & Jason Butler, 8; Soul Rebels, 10
THE MAISON — Those Peaches, 6; The Blues Less Traveled, 10
BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7
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THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 EMERIL’S DELMONICO — Bob Andrews, 7
FUNKY PIRATE — Mark & the Pentones, 4; Big Al Carson, 8:30 GATTUSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR AND RESTAURANT — Chicken on the Bone, 6 GREEN ROOM — Rachel Sarah, 9
THE HANGAR — 12 Stones, 9
HI-HO LOUNGE — Chop Chop, The Other Planets, 10
HOUSE OF BLUES (PARISH) — Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Jonny Corndawg, Brass Bed, 9
IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Tom Worrell, 5; Wendell Brunious Quartet, 8
BABYLON LOUNGE — The Devil’s Rain and others, 10
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VAUGHAN’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30
DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9
HOWLIN’ WOLF — Crizmatik, G-Livin, ST3, 2Face, B. Assasson, Da Gunaz, 10
WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6
CHICKIE WAH WAH — Sweet Olive String Band, 5:30; Twangobangorama, 8
TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Mark Barrett, 5; Debi & the Deacons, 9
TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Mark Penton, 1; Butch Fields Band, 5; Late As Usual, 9
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LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Dwight Breland, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9
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HI-HO LOUNGE — Stooges Brass Band, 10
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Island Swamp Band, 9
SIBERIA — Dead Whale Ramblers, Sweet Street Symphony, 7; Mindless, Chest Pain, Stone Titan, Gowl, Oroku Saki & the Foot, 10 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Astral Project, 8 & 10
SPECKLED T’S — Chicken on the Bone, 8 SPOTTED CAT — Jayna Morgan, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen St. All Stars, 10 STUDIO A AT THE STEAK KNIFE — Mo Jelly Band, 9:30 THREE MUSES — Kristina Morales, 7; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 TIPITINA’S — Jolie Holland, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, 10
TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Julio & Caesar, 10 TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Jimmy Thibodeaux, 1; T’Canaille, 9
TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Captain Leo, 1; Mark Barrett, 5; Debi & the Deacons, 9
TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Butch Fields Band, 1; Rhythm & Rain, 5; Late As Usual, 9 WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6; Anais St. John, 9 ZADDIE’S TAVERN — David & Karen Noble, 9
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ATCHAFALAYA — Sam & Boone, 11 a.m.
BANKS STREET BAR — Ryan Rivers, 8
BISTREAUX — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 6
BLUE NILE — John Dobry Band, 7:30; To Be Continued Brass Band, 10 BMC — Charley & the SoulaBillySwampBoogie Band, 1; Mary Flynn’s Prohibition Jazz & Blues Band, 7; Jack Cole & Friends, 9:30 BOOMTOWN CASINO — Captain “Chiggy Chiggy” Charles, 7
BOURBON LIVE — Chicken on the Bone, 8
BUFFA’S LOUNGE — Some Like it Hot, 11 a.m; Shotgun Jazz Band, 8 CAFE RANI — The Courtyard Kings, 11 a.m. COLUMNS HOTEL — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.
D.B.A. — The Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Debauche, 10
DRAGON’S DEN — The Real Steven, Aeon Flex, Shanook, Mr. Cool Bad Guy, 9 THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL”
BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6
FINNEGAN’S EASY — Robin Clabby, Chris Alford, Erik Golson & Nick O’Gara, 12:30
PLAYHOUSE — Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Band, 8
JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Truman Holland, 3; Brint Anderson, 6; Ched Reeves, 9
FUNKY PIRATE — Mark & the Pentones, 4; Cori Walters & the Universe Jazz Band, 8:30
KERRY IRISH PUB — Mark Hessler, 8
HI-HO LOUNGE — Skin ’N’ Bones Gang, 6
LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Marc Stone, 4:30; Jason Bishop, 9
HOMEDALE INN — Sunday Night Live Jam Session feat. Homedale Boys, 7
THE MAISON — Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 7; The New Orleans Super Jam feat. Rue Fiya, 10
HOUSE OF BLUES — Sunday Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.
MAPLE LEAF BAR — Papa Grows Funk, 10
HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9
MAT & NADDIE’S RESTAURANT — The Courtyard Kings, 7
IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7
NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Dave Easley, 8; Dave Maleckar, 9; Genial Orleanians, 10
JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 3; Cindy Chen, 6; Ched Reeves, 9
OLD POINT BAR — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7
KERRY IRISH PUB — Michael Brown & Drama Choir, 8
KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Chapter: SOUL, 9
LE PAVILLON HOTEL — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m.
LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Jason Bishop, 4:30; Lacy Blackledge, 9 MADIGAN’S — Anderson/ Easley Project, 9
THE MAISON — Dave Easley Trio, 5; Corporate America, 10 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10
MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — Tom McDermott & Kevin Clark, 11 a.m; Julio & Cesar, 4:30; Javier Olondo & Asheson, 8
MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT — Bayou DeVille, 7 NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM — Sunday Swing feat. Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 2
OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1 OLD POINT BAR — Jesse Moore, 3:30 THE PERFECT FIT BAR & GRILL — Brass-A-Holics, 8
PRESERVATION HALL — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Lars Edegran, 8 RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 11:30 a.m.
RITZ-CARLTON — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 ROOSEVELT HOTEL (BLUE ROOM) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m.
SIBERIA — John Wesley Coleman, Rayon Beach, Dead People, 10 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Ven Pa’Ca, 8 & 10
PRESERVATION HALL — St. Peter Street Playboys feat. Maynard Chatters, 8
Omitting two shiny happy outliers, the underground rock of Athens, Ga., in the 1990s existed between two extremes: the pop-bubbling psychedelia cooked up by the Olivia Tremor Control, hallucinatory Peter Pans of the Elephant 6 Neverland; and the bubble-popping Captain Hooks wielded by sludge-metallurgists Harvey Milk, whose charcoal whole notes and wickedly timed silences lobotomized Wendy and plucked the wings off Tinker Bell. The latter band’s dime-turn dynamics — bloodthirsty battle cries and coffin-hammering drums, evildoing guitars that scream and snap like the car belts on Christine — took more discernable form on each of its first three misleading LPs, 1994 horror show My Love is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be (not even close), 1996 distress flare Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men (wrong again) and 1997 flameout The Pleaser (subject to interpretation). Inactive from 1998-2006, the reunited group has backed away less than gingerly from its second starting point, answering the unsolicited 2008 crossover Life … The Best Game in Town with 2010’s unnerving A Small Turn of Human Kindness (Hydrahead), a giant swerve toward alienating despair. Go figure. War Amps opens. Call for ticket information. — Noah Bonaparte Pais
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RIVERSHACK TAVERN — Dave Jordan, 7 SIBERIA — The Forms, Tiny Victories, Jonesbirds, 10
SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10
SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — T’Canaille, 9
TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Captain Leo, 5; The Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 9
TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Damien Louviere, 1; Big Feets Band, 5; Rhythm & Rain, 9
Harvey Milk 10 p.m. Monday Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855
DUTCH ALLEY — Near French SPOTTED CAT — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & friends, 6; Pat Casey, 10
ST. CHARLES TAVERN — Mary Flynn Thomas & Prohibition Blues, 10 a.m. THREE MUSES — New Orleans Moonshiners Trio, 4:30; Zazou City, 7 TIPITINA’S — Sunday Music Workshop feat. Tony Dagradi, Roland Guerin & Johnny Vidacovich, 1; Cajun Fais Do-Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30
TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 5; T’Canaille, 9
TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Marc Stone, 1; Mark Barrett, 5; Debi & the Deacons, 9 TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL —
Butch Fields Band, 1; Rhythm & Rain, 5; Late As Usual, 9
WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Mario Abney Quartet, 6
Monday 25 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY — Harvey Milk, Thou, 9 APPLE BARREL — Sam Cammarata, 8
BANKS STREET BAR — The N’awlins Johnnys, 10
BISTREAUX — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 6
BJ’S LOUNGE — King James & the Special Men, 10 BLUE NILE — Big Pearl & the
Fugitives of Funk, 9
BMC — Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara, 5; Smoky Greenwell’s Monday Blues Jam, 9:30 COLUMNS HOTEL — David Doucet, 8
D.B.A. — Glen David Andrews, 9
DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — John Fohl, 9:30 THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON (M!X ULTRALOUNGE) — Tim Sullivan Jazz Trio, 7 FUNKY PIRATE — Cori Walters & the Universe Jazz Band, 8 HI-HO LOUNGE — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ
Market, on North Peters Street — Sun: Summer Twilight Romance Series presents Harmoniemusik, 7
MCKEOWN’S BOOKS AND DIFFICULT MUSIC — 4737
Tchoupitoulas St., 895-1954 — Sat: An Evening of Difficult Music No. 32 presents Tag, 8
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 1329 Jackson Ave.,
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS — Performing Arts Center,
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MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS (PG) — Jim Carrey plays Mr.
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SUPER 8 (PG-13) — A group
of friends in 1979 start to witness strange occurrences after a catastrophic train crash in J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi drama. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14, Grand
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (PG-13) — A mysterious
event from the past threatens to bring war to Earth in the third installment of Michael Bay’s giant robot franchise. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE TREE OF LIFE (PG-13) —
Terrence Malick’s film, Palme d’Or winner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, follows a man through his innocent childhood to his disillusioned adult years. Canal Place
UNDER THE SEA 3-D (G) — Jim Carrey narrates the documentary exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Entergy IMAX WINNIE THE POOH (G) — Pooh
and his friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore reuinite for an all-new story. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 ZOOKEEPER (PG-13) — Zoo animals break their silence to help their kind caretaker (Kevin James) get a girlfriend. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14
OPENING FRIDAY CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (PG-13) — Joe
Johnston’s film focuses on the origins of the Marvel Comics hero. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (PG13) — Two friends enter into
5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net MARY POPPINS (NR) — Julie
Andrews plays a magical nanny who comes to work for a banker’s unhappy family. Tickets $5.50. Noon SaturdaySunday and July 27, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com
TRUST (R) — David
Schwimmer directs the drama about a teenager who is seduced by a 41-year-old online predator. Tickets $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $8.50 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992
VIVA RIVA! (NR) — The gritty
crime drama is set in contemporary Democratic Republic of the Congo. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Friday then nightly through July 28, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net
BEING THERE (PG) — In the
WASTE LAND (NR) — Brooklynbased artist Vik Muniz returns to his native Brazil, where he photographs the eclectic band of catadores who salvage materials from the world’s largest garbage dump. Free admission. 7 p.m. Thursday, Green Project, 2831 Marais St., 945-0240; www. thegreenproject.org
BRIT WIT — The Big Top
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are the classic Saturday Night Live characters who star in a cable access program. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com
a relationship that is solely about sex, but soon complications arise.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS 1979 film, an illiterate gardner is catapulted into the fast lane of political power when his wealthy employer dies. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Monday, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com screens British comedies every week. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com
DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES — The Ogden screens a
series of documentary films, including Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale (7 p.m. Saturday), The Big Uneasy (2 p.m. Sunday) and God’s Architects (6 p.m. Monday). Tickets $5 Ogden and New Orleans Film Society Members for individual films, $10 general admission; all three movies $10 for Ogden and NOFS members, $25 general admission. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org
WAYNE’S WORLD (PG-13) —
AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012 Compiled by Lauren LaBorde
HESHER (R) — In the film star-
ring Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson, a loner with a love for loud music, pornography and arson takes up residence in his father’s garage. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-
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GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 5692700; www.3rcp.com — “Indus-
trial Sculpture,” metal works and ceramics by Julie Korte, through July 30.
A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Exhibition of gallery artists
featuring Louviere + Vanessa, Sebastiao Salgado, Joshua Mann Pailet and Herman Leonard, through September.
ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — Annual
student exhibition, through Saturday.
AG WAGNER STUDIO & GALLERY. 813 Royal St., 561-7440 —
Works by gallery artists; 504 Toys, locally handcrafted toys; both ongoing.
ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596 Front St., Slidell, (985) 2901395 — “Serene Waters, Clear
Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing.
ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery.com — Works
by Peter Mars, through Aug. 8. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www. press-street.com — “What We
Can Do,” prints, drawings and installations by six artists, through July.
by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Group exhibi-
tion featuring Cheri Ben-Iesau, Isabelle Dupuy, Susan Landry, Ro Mayer, Myra Williamson Wirtz, Alicia Windham and Maria Etkind, through July 30. ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paint-
ings, sculpture and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing.
ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 636-2004 — Artists work on site in all media; watercolors and limitededition prints by Peter Briant, ongoing. BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www.bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and oth-
ers, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Louisiana!
United We Stand to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.
— “So Much Art, So Little Time, Again,” exhibition of work by gallery artists from the past year, through Aug. 4. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Cold Drink”
printmaking invitational, through Aug. 6.
BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries.com — Paintings by Dean
DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 4129220; www.dutchalleyonline. com — Works by New Orleans
BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com — “Music Street
ELLIOTT GALLERY. 540 Royal St., 523-3554; www.elliottgallery. com — Works by gallery artists
Mosaics,” an installation of mosaic works salvaged from an artist’s condemned house, through Aug. 10.
CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil
paintings by Caliche and Pao, ongoing.
CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www. callanfineart.com — Works
by Eugene de Blass, Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist schools, ongoing.
CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition
of Italian artists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing.
CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — “Three of a Perfect Pair,” works by gallery artists, through July 30. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www.casellartgallery. com — Pastels by Joaquim
Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.
COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www. coleprattgallery.com — Mono-
types by Marie Bukowski and plein air paintings by Phil Sandusky, through Aug. 14.
COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237; www. collectiveworldartcommunity. com — Paintings from the
Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.
COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth floor, 861-5456 —
“Handmade Design: Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill,” through August.
COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 7220876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Prospect.1.75,
Blake Boyd: The Batman Years,” mixed-media works by Blake Boyd, through Saturday.
D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936
Coignard, Engel, Papart, Petra, Tobiasse, Schneuer and Yrondi, ongoing.
FAIR FOLKS & A GOAT. 2116 Chartres St., 872-9260; www. fairfolksandagoat.com — “Good Wood,” furniture and sculpture by Michael Robinson, through Aug. 1. “Foot-a-Night,” installation by Hannah Chalew, ongoing.
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Prints by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing.
FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910 Royal St., 581-4596; www. fredrickguessstudio.com —
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Paintings by Fredrick Guess, ongoing. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — Painting and sculpture
by Clark Derbes; video and collage by Kelly Boehmer and Chuck Carbia; photography, performance and installations by Brandon Ballengee, Andrew Pasco, Andy Sternad and John Kleinschmidt, through Aug. 7.
GALERIE D’ART FRANCAIS. 541 Royal St., 581-6925 — Works by
Todd White, ongoing.
GALERIE PORCHE WEST. 3201 Burgundy St., 947-3880 —
Photography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing. GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery artists, ongoing. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu.com — “My Pinocchio Syndrome for Abigail ... Ten Years Later. This Ain’t Disney Jeff,” mixed media by Blake Boyd, through Saturday. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com — “Summer Showcase,” works
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GEORGE SCHMIDT GALLERY. 626 Julia St., 592-0206; www. georgeschmidt.com — Paintings by George Schmidt, ongoing. GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., 565-3739 — “Sinners and
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GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; www. guthriecontemporary.com — “Schemata,” works by Susan Dory, ongoing. GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 899-4687; www. guylymanfineart.com — Mixed media with mechanical light sculptures by Jimmy Block, ongoing.
David Harouni, ongoing.
HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — Paintings and
ceramics by Dennis Sipiorski; assemblages by Lucille Hunter, through Aug. 13.
ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 7793202; www.isabellasgallery.com — Hand-blown glass works by Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing. JAMIE HAYES GALLERY. 621 Chartres St., 592-4080; www. jamiehayes.com — New Orleans-style art by Jamie Hayes, ongoing. JON SCHOOLER GALLERY. 8526 Oak St., 865-7032; www. jonschooler.com — “Subliminal WOWs,” paintings by Jon Schooler, ongoing. JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www. julieneill.com — “Facade,”
photographs by Lesley Wells, ongoing.
KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 565-5445; www.kakogallery. com — Paintings by Don Picou
and Stan Fontaine; “Raku” by Joy Gauss; 3-D wood sculpture by Joe Derr; all ongoing.
KURT E. SCHON. 510-520 St. Louis St., 524-5462 — The gallery specializes in 18th and 19th century European oil paintings by artists from the French Salon and Royal Academy as well as French Impressionists.
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of Treme,” works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing.
LE PETIT SALON DE NEW ORLEANS. 906 Royal St., 524-5700 — Paintings by Holly Sarre,
LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Breaking Muse!”
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ceramic assemblages by Shannon Landis Hansen; textile constructions by Christine Sauer, through July 30.
LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., 484-7245 — “New
Orleans is Alive,” acrylics by Marlena Stevenson, through July.
Wrong Sounding Stories is a wacky show. Rounding out a season of history-based exhibits, Adam Mysock applies his own artistic equivalent of genetic engineering to some well-known history paintings reworked to feature Abraham Lincoln in a starring role. For instance, his remake of Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware is very similar to the original, and his deft brushwork insinuates an “old master” touch, but yes, that’s Lincoln’s head on Washington’s torso. And that vague glint in the distance is a motorcycle doing a wheelie. Some less famous originals may prove more amenable to this approach. Elihu Vedder’s mystical 1863 painting, Questioner of the Sphinx, depicts a traveler from the past with his ear pressed to the Sphinx’s lips as if awaiting an oracular revelation, only here he has Lincoln’s head as mythic dancers cavort around a golden calf in the background. An accompanying Bible quote, “And there was a famine in the land and Abram went down into Egypt ...” is typically zany, but not as much as his remake of Whistler’s Mother with Lincoln dressed as Whistler’s mom. While Mysock’s nihilistic approach may be liberating in some ways, anything that suggests an attempt to fabricate history may inadvertently put him in the same boat with Rupert Murdoch, Fox News and the Tea Party despite his best philosophical intentions. Less flashy but no less unusual are Rieko Fujinami’s black-and-white mixed-media portraits in the back gallery. Their gray-black pigments on mottled surfaces come across as psychological expressions of inner states as much as, or perhaps more than, actual likenesses, and even the most affable visages exude a wintry Kierkegaardian gravitas, a sense of forbearance in the face of some looming shadowy void. However one interprets either of these artists’ current efforts, they both bring an unusual level of technical proficiency to bear on their subject matter, which in turn inspires interest in where they will go from here. — D. Eric Bookhardt
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Wrong Sounding Stories: Paintings by Adam Mysock; Eternal Moment: Drawings by Rieko Fujinami Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com
LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD. 608 Julia St., 558-6198; www. louisianacrafts.org — Group show featuring works from guild members, ongoing. MALLORY PAGE STUDIO. 614
Julia St.; www.mallorypage.com — Paintings by Mallory Page, ongoing. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 558-0505; www. michalopoulos.com — Paint-
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ings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS GALLERY. 835 Julia St., 585-1945; www. michelleywilliams.com — Works
by Michelle Y. Williams, ongoing.
NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Illumi-
nated glass sculpture by Curt Brock; enameled copper jewelry by Cathy DeYoung; handpulled prints by Dominique Begnaud, through July 30.
OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — Sum-
mer Group Show, featuring works by gallery artists, through July 30.
ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 501-1151 — Works by local
and national artists, ongoing.
PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “Worn, Torn, Wet &
Wild,” works by Jessica Langley and Christi Birchfield, through Monday.
PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works by Cindy and Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing. PHOTO WORKS NEW ORLEANS. 521 St. Ann St., 593-9090; www. photoworksneworleans.com —
Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing.
PIECE’A WORK. 3436 Magazine St.; www.pieceawork.com —
The Magnolia School benefit art exhibition, through July.
REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart. com — “Vintage New Orleans
RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Priscilla Busch, Natalie
Nichols, Andrew Jackson Pollack, Barbara Roberds and others, ongoing.
RIVERSTONE GALLERIES. 719 Royal St., 412-9882; 729 Royal St., 581-3688; Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 36, 5660588; 733 Royal St., 525-9988; www.riverstonegalleries.net —
Multimedia works by Ricardo Lozano, Michael Flohr, Henry Ascencio, Jaline Pol and others, ongoing.
RODRIGUE STUDIO. 721 Royal St., 581-4244; www.georgerodrigue.com — Works by George
ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY. 446 Vallette St., Algiers Point, 366-3602; www.rosetreeglass.com — Hand-blown glass
RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www.rustypelicanart.com — Works by
Travis and Lexi Linde, ongoing.
Genti H2O,” works by Shmuela Padnos, ongoing.
SHEILA’S FINE ART STUDIO. 1427 N. Johnson St., 473-3363; www. sheilaart.com — Works by
Sheila Phipps, ongoing.
SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www. sorengallery.com — Works by 18
gallery artists, through July.
ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. sttammanyart.org — Summer
Show, an exhibition and competition, through Aug. 13. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Street
Children,” a group exhibition of works by Zambian youth, through Aug. 1.
STEVE MARTIN STUDIO. 624 Julia St., 566-1390; www.stevemartinfineart.com — Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Steve Martin and other Louisiana artists, ongoing. STUDIO BFG. 2627 Desoto St., 942-0200; www.studiobfg.com — “Peel Sessions: First Install-
ment,” works by Tina Stanley, ongoing.
STUDIO GALLERY. 338 Baronne St., Third Floor, 529-3306 — Works by YA/YA artists, ongoing. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www. thomasmann.com — “Where’s
the Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing.
TRIPOLO GALLERY. 401 N. Columbia St., (985) 893-1441 — Works
by Bill Binnings, Robert Cook, Donna Duffy, Scott Ewen, Juli Juneau, Kevin LeBlanc, Ingrid Moses, Gale Ruggiero, Robert Seago and Scott Upton, ongoing.
UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Mara/Thal-
assa/Kai: The Sea,” works by Anastasia Pelias, Rian Kerrane and Melissa Borman, through July.
VENUSIAN GARDENS ART GALLERY. 2601 Chartres St., 9437446; www.venusiangardens. com — “Luminous Sculpture,”
works by Eric Ehlenberger, ongoing.
WMSJR. 1061 Camp St., 2999455; www.wmsjr.com — Paintings by Will Smith, ongoing. A WORK OF ART GALLERY. 8212 Oak St., 862-5244 — Glass works
by Juli Juneau; photographs from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.
ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER. 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net — “Southern
Pop Surrealism,” works by Charles Bennett, Jeff Bertrand, Dustin Dirt and Brandt Hardin, through Aug. 16.
CALL FOR ARTISTS MONUMENTAL. Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery.org —
Antenna seeks proposals for imaginative reinterpretations of 19th- and early 20th-century New Orleans monuments for a show in February 2012. Submissions deadline is Nov. 15, and there is a $15 entry fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
SPARE SPACES ALVAR LIBRARY. 913 Alvar St., 596-2667 — “Youth,” sculpture
by Betty Petri; “The Solitary Chair,” sculpture by Michael Moreau; both ongoing.
BACCHANAL. 600 Poland Ave., 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine. com — “Coming Home: 2005-
2009,” photographs by Lee Celano, ongoing.
BUD’S BROILER. 500 City Park Ave., 486-2559 — Works by
Andrew Bascle, Evelyn Menge and others, ongoing.
MARIGNY PHO. 2483 Burgundy St., 267-5869 — Selections from
“B Movie Double Feature,” photographs and ceramic collectors’ plates by Heather Weathers, through July.
MCKEOWN’S BOOKS AND DIFFICULT MUSIC. 4737 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-1954 — “The Book
of Kells, Revisited,” encaustic paintings by Patricia Kaschalk, ongoing.
METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www. mpcds.com — “The Unconven-
tional Portrait,” works by Mark Bercier, David Halliday, Gina Phillips and Alexander Stolin, ongoing.
MOJO COFFEE HOUSE. 1500 Magazine St., 525-2244; www. myspace.com/mojoco — Photographs by Marc Pagani, ongoing. NEOPHOBIA. 2855 Magazine St., 899-2444; www.neophobianola.com — Works by Tanner, ongoing. NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE. 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground. org — Work by local artists,
CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA. 516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 2466992; www.campbellscoffee. com — Multimedia works by
DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; www.dosjefescigarbar.com —
of the Ustabes by Will Smith, ongoing.
Margaux Hymel, ongoing.
Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.
DRISCOLL ANTIQUES. 8500 Oak St., 866-7795; www.driscollantiques.com — Works by Sandra
Horstman Roberts, ongoing.
HAZELNUT NEW ORLEANS. 5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www. hazelnutneworleans.com —
Photography by Roy Barloga, ongoing.
HI-HO LOUNGE. 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net — Works by Robin Durand, Brad Edelman, Tara Eden, Eden Gass and others, ongoing. INTERIORS AND IMPORTS. 813 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 624-7903 — Paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. 221 Camp St., 553-9550; www.ihhotel.com — Paintings by YA/
YA senior guild and alumni, ongoing.
JAX BREWERY. 600 Decatur St., 299-7163 — Works by YA/YA youth artists, ongoing. JW MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS. 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott.com — Works by
Charlene Insley, ongoing.
LIBERTY’S KITCHEN. 422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011 — Paintings on canvas by YA/YA artists, ongoing. LIZANO’S GLASS HAUS. 3400 Cleary Ave., Suite B, Metairie, 454-1144 — Fused-glass works by Paulette Lizano, ongoing.
NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY. 2440 Chartres St., 943-0010 — Oil landscapes
PEACHES RECORDS. 408 N. Peters St., 282-3322 — “Gospel
and Blues,” photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing.
ROYAL BLEND CAFE. 621 Royal St., 523-2716 — Black-and-white photographs by Jocelyn Marquis, through September. SOUND CAFE. 2700 Chartres St., 947-4477 — Mixed-media
paintings by YA/YA alumnus Gerard Caliste, ongoing.
SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR. 1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar. com — Watercolor, pen and ink series of New Orleans landmarks by Will Smith, ongoing. THREE MUSES. 536 Frenchmen St., 298-8746; www.thethreemuses.com — Portraits by Zack
MUSEUMS AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Permanent
exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records.
ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 19982008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing. BACKSTREET CULTURAL
MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave.; www.backstreetmuseum.org — Permanent exhibits of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” studentcreated quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gaccnola.com — Museum exhibits
depict the colonial experience, work, culture and religion of German immigrants.
GREAT AMERICAN ALLIGATOR MUSEUM. 2051 Magazine St., 523-5525 — The museum
features fossils, taxidermy, folk art, kitsch, Americana and more. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “The Golden
Legend in the New World: Art of the Spanish Colonial Viceroyalties,” paintings from the New Orleans Museum of Art collection, through Aug. 14.
LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 4885488; www.longuevue.com —
“Magic Spell of Memory: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin,” through fall 2011.
LOUISIANA FILM MUSEUM. Montrel’s Bistro, 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747; www.louisianafilmmuseum.org — The muse-
um features props, costumes, video clips, still photographs, posters and other exhibits from major films produced in Louisiana.
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “Before During After,”
photographs illustrating the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, through August. “Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina,” photographs by Thomas Neff, through Sept. 12. “Living With Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” an exhibition of stories, artifacts and science displays, through Sept. 25. “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and others items, ongoing.
LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 310-2149; www.lasc.org — The Supreme
Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years. MAIN LIBRARY. 219 Loyola Ave., 529-7323; www.nutrias. org — “Hidden from History: Unknown New Orleanians,” photographs of the city’s working poor, ongoing.
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail. org — “Absinthe Visions,”
photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Read My Pins: The Made-
leine Albright Collection,” more than 200 pins from Albright’s personal collection, through Aug. 14. “Thalassa,” a 20-foottall suspended sculpture by Swoon, through Sept. 25. “Peter Carl Faberge and Other Russian Masters,” permanent collection of Faberge objects; “Six Shooters,” photographs from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.
NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM. 514 Chartres St., 5658027; www.pharmacymuseum. org — Exhibits about 19th-
century pharmacy, medicine and health care, all ongoing.
OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “Art
& Jazz: Preservation Hall at 50”; “New Orleans Craft & Design”; “One World, Two Artists,” works by John Alexander and Walter Anderson; “Juke Joint,” photographs by Birney Imes, all through Sunday.
OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990; lsm.crt.state. la.us/site/mintex.htm — “Race: Are We So Different?” an exhibit exploring the history, science and everyday experience of race, through March 31. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “Acadian to Cajun: Forced
Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit; “Laissez Faire — Savoir Fare,” the cuisine of Louisiana and New Orleans; “Eating in the White House — America’s Food”; all ongoing. “Tout de Sweet,” an exhibit exploring all aspects of the sugar industry in the South; “Barbecue Nation”; both ongoing.
TANGIPAHOA AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM & BLACK VETERANS ARCHIVES. 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond, (985) 542-4259; www.africanamericanheritagemuseum.com — The museum exhibits works
that preserve and tell the history of African-American ancestors in Louisiana; it also houses the country’s first memorial to black Vietnam War veterans, ongoing.
TULANE UNIVERSITY. Joseph Merrick Jones Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave. — “Treme: People and Places,” maps, architectural drawings and photographs celebrating the bicentennial of Faubourg Treme, through Nov. 30.
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THE TRICKY PART. Byrdie’s
Gallery, 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com — Kevin Ford stars in Martin Moran’s one-man play chronicling the writer’s relationship with an older man when he was a teenager. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and reservations. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Cutting
Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www.cuttingedgeproductions.org — The Tony Award-winning one-act musical comedy centers around a middle school spelling bee officiated by three quirky adults. Tickets $18.50. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, through July 29.
TWELFTH NIGHT. Lupin Theatre,
BROTHER. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia
St., 218-0055; www.elmtheatre. org — In Lisa Ebersole’s play, race and class tensions arise after a stranger joins a boozy, late-night birthday celebration. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday through Aug. 6.
CATS. Anthony Bean Commu-
nity Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — Actors from the theater’s summer youth program, along with singer Charmaine Neville, perform Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Tony Award-winning musical. Tickets $15 children, $20 general admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through July.
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GLEE! THE MUSICAL. St. Martin’s
Episcopal School Solomon Theater, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, 736-9930 — Young actors and singers from Encore Studio’s summer musical theater camp perform in the show, which features pop hits, Broadway standards and more. Call 737-5977 for reservations. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday.
PORGY. Dillard University,
Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 816-4857; www.dillard. edu — Students from Fresh Voices, a year-round theater program for youth and emerging artists, perform DuBose and Dorothy Heyward’s play. Tickets $12.50 students and seniors, $17.50 reserved seating, $15 general admission. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. RADIO WAVES. Actor’s Theatre
of New Orleans, WTIX-FM Building, second floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111 — A radio show staff in the 1970s struggles to put together a program while also getting along with each other in Rene J.F. Piazza’s comedy. Tickets $18 students and seniors, $20 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through July 24.
RENT. Playmakers Theater, 19106
Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671;
The Dirty Dozen
In some of Shakespeare’s comedies, the subplot intrigue of servants and fools completely upstages the plights of the nobles. Twelfth Night features one of the Bard’s most deliciously pompous characters in Malvolio, and Ricky Graham is outrageously good as the quixotic servant. A cabal of meddlers, particularly Maria (Amanda Zirkenbach) and Sir Toby Belch (David Hoover) help make the Tulane Shakespeare Festival’s production great fun. The action is set at a French seaside resort town. Following a shipwreck, Viola (Michele Guidry) is washed up on the beach and fears her twin brother is dead. Viola disguises herself as a man and seeks refuge in the form of service to Olivia (Heidi Dippold), who is a noble woman in mourning, having lost her father and brother. Viola must first get past Malvolio, Olivia’s chief servant. In following her orders, he relishes a sense of authority and takes every opportunity to lord it over others. His ego and vanity set him up for a prank in which he is led to believe Olivia has fallen in love with him. A letter forged by Maria suggests the hidden longing, and Graham is hilarious as he reads it aloud, twisting and contorting its content to suit his wildest, self-flattering fancy. Olivia actually discovers a new affection, but it is for the strangely understanding new confidante, Viola disguised as the gentleman Cesario. Olivia’s uncle Sir Toby spends his nights drinking and cavorting, and he particularly enjoys doing so with the house servant Maria. They’re happy to share their debauchery with others, regardless of social stature. Together with Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Gary Rucker) and Fabian (James Bartelle, employing an outrageous French accent), they conspire to humiliate Malvolio for constantly spoiling their fun. With his prodigiously bushy eyebrows, Napoleon-esque military garb and saber, Sir Toby is a grand buffoon whom Hoover animates with gusto. Zirkenbach is just as boisterous, and their antics and rivalry with Graham’s Malvolio take over the play. Clint Johnson is excellent as Feste, both in baiting Malvolio and singing songs as a street entertainer. Under Shad Willingham’s direction, the cast savors every innuendo and bawdy turn of phase, highlighting the story’s subversive fun. Dippold is radiant as the smitten Olivia, but nothing about the nobles’ plights for romance matches the zesty antics of the subplot. Guidry’s Viola sometimes seems more numbed than saddened by her predicament, and it’s compassion that should help her in advertently charm Olivia. David Raphel’s set is a bright and well-designed playground for all the high jinks, and the light-hearted mischief makes Twelfth Night wickedly entertaining. — Will Coviello
2 p.m. Sunday. STORY CIRCLE. Ashe Cultural Arts
Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — John Grimsley’s play, a product of the multi-year Truth Be Told project, explores race relations in New Orleans. An
WAITING AROUND: THE RESTAURANT MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge,
2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com — Ricky Graham’s musical comedy that once had an offBroadway run centers around the food business, from the servers’ point of view. Tickets $20 Friday-Sunday, $15 Monday. Tickets available at www. waitingaroundthemusical.com or at the theater’s box office before the performance. 8 p.m. Friday-Monday.
BURLESQUE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin
Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. sonesta.com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.
NEW ORLEANS DOWN THE HATCH: A CABARET IN TWO COCKTAILS. K-Joe’s Cajun & Cre-
Twelfth Night 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 1:30 p.m. Sat. Tulane University, Lupin Theatre, 865-5106; www.neworleansshakespeare.com Tickets $30
www.playmakersinc.com — Jonathan Larson’s hit rock musical depicts struggling young artists and musicians in New York amid the American AIDS epidemic. Tickets $15 students, $25 general admission. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and
Tulane University, 865-5106; www.tulane.edu — Shakespeare’s comedy weaves together the stories of siblings lost at sea, a local count in love with a woman who has sworn off men, and group of buffoons out to exact revenge on an egotistical butler. The play is part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Call the box office or email box@tulane. edu for reservations. Tickets minimum $5 donation for “pay what you will” performance (July 17), $30 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
audience discussion follows the Sunday performance. Call 569-9070 for details. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. TALK RADIO. Shadowbox
Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave.,
ole Restaurant, 720 St. Louis St., 495-8383 — Actor Bob Edes, culinary historian Elizabeth Pearce and pianist Jim Walpole star in the story of New Orleans told through its signature cocktails. Visit www.neworleansdownthehatch.com for details and reservations. Tickets $26.60 (includes two cocktails). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
SLOW BURN BURLESQUE.
Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.
com — The burlesque troupe presents “The Peepshow Freak Show.” Tickets $15 general admission, $20 reserved seating. 11 p.m. Saturday.
AUDITIONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS.
Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www.dcc. edu — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www.crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m. Monday.
DANCE BALLET APETREI. Fuhrmann
Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington, 892-2624 — The dance company performs excerpts from La Bayadere, as well as new choreography. Call (985) 624-362 or visit www.balletapetreilabayadere.eventbrite.com for reservations. Tickets $25 premium seating, $20 general admission. 7 p.m. Thursday.
COMEDY A.S.S.TRONOTS. La Nuit Comedy
Theater, 5039 Freret St., 6444300; www.nolacomedy.com — Four “androids” improvise a space voyage based on audience suggestions. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
BASED ON REAL LIFE. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — The weekly long-form improv comedy show features some guys, a girl and someone named John Stewart. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. BROWN HQ. Pip’s Bar, 5252 Veter-
ans Blvd., 456-9234 — Audience members can participate in the show performed by select cast members of the improv comedy troupe. Visit www. brownimprovcomedy.com/ BrownHQ for details. Tickets are free for performers, $5 general admission. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost
Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 949-2009; www.lostlovelounge. com — The bar hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY OPEN-MIC. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts a weekly open-mic comedy night. (Sign-up time is 10:45 p.m.) Tickets $8. 11 p.m. Friday. COMEDY SPORTZ NOLA. La Nuit
Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts a safe-for-all-ages team comedy
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Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — Actors improvise a comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.
GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; www.maisonfrenchmen. com — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m.; show is 8 p.m. Friday. IMPROV 7. Actor’s Theatre of
New Orleans, WTIX-FM Building, second floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111 — The improv comedy troupe includes Danny Marin, Brian Collins, Chelle Duke, Rene J.F.
or visit www.nationalcomedycompany.com for tickets. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Saturday.
IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 5255515; www.therustynail.org — The Rusty Nail hosts a weekly open-mic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
PERMANENT DAMAGE STANDUP COMEDY. Bullets Sports Bar,
2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 9484003 — Tony Frederick hosts the open mic comedy show. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Borello performs along with Becky Allen, Amanda Hebert and Benny Grunch & the Bunch. Tickets $35 (plus fees). 8 p.m. Sat., July 23. LA NUIT STAND-UP OPEN MIC.
La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts an open mic following the God’s Been Drinking show. 11 p.m. Friday.
LAUGH OUT LOUD. Bootleggers
Bar and Grille, 209 Decatur St., 525-1087 — Simple Play presents a weekly comedy show. 10 p.m. Thursday.
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Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — The interactive improv comedy show features B97 radio personality Stevie G, Lynae LeBlanc, Jay Tombstone, Richard Mayer and others. Call 523-7469
edy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Comedians perform a barefoot, long-form improvisation show. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.
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Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm. org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.
Thursday 21 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of
Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during the weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
EVENTS Tuesday 19 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.
DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE . Tulane-
Lakeside Hospital, 4700 South I-10 Service Road West, Metairie — The peer support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Visit www.dbsaneworleans. org for details. 7:30 p.m. STAGE DOOR IDOL . Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen. org — Contestants perform World War II-era hits for a panel of celebrity judges in the singing competition. Call 528-1944 ext. 267 for details. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. URBAN BUSH WOMEN SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE . The internationally
renowned dance company
hosts a 10-day training program that includes teach-ins, dance workshops and a culminating performance. Events are at various locations. VIsit www.urbanbushwomen.org for the full schedule and other details. Through July 31.
reception follows the viewing. Reservations are required. Call 523-3939 or email rebecca@ friendsofthecabildo.org for details. Tickets $10 Friends of the Cabildo members, $15 general admission. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday.
BECOMING A WOMAN . East Jefferson General Hospital, Conference Center, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — Girls ages 9-12 learn about the changes that come with adolescence. Call 456-5000 for details. Admission $20. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CELEBRATING LOUISIANA’S BOUNTY DINNER . Antoine’s
Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines. com — Chefs from several New Orleans restaurants prepare a dinner using only local ingredients. Email romney@ louisianacookin.com or visit www.louisianacookin.com/ celebrating-louisianas-bounty for details. Admission $125 (all inclusive). 6:30 p.m. . COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City
Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market,
French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East
Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 4565000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
HELLO HEALTH SEMINAR .
Ralph’s on the Park, 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Gynecologist Shane French discusses menopause at Ochsner Health System’s event. Call (866) 624-7637 for details. Admission $15. Noon.
HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM .
Louisiana State Museum Cabildo Collections Facility, 1000 Chartres St., 568-6968; lsm.crt.state.la.us — The Friends of the Cabildo hosts a viewing of the special collections of the Louisiana State Museum, which includes art, costumes, artifacts and more. A wine and cheese
INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE .
LGBT YOUNG ADULT PEER SUPPORT GROUP. LGBT
Community Center of New Orleans, 2114 Decatur St., www.lgbtccno.org — The group supports 18- to 24-yearolds dealing with the struggles of coming out, sexuality, family and relationships. 7 p.m. LUNCHBOX LECTURE . National
World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon.
MODEL GREEN HOUSE . Global
Green Holy Cross Project, 409 Andry St.; www.globalgreen. org/neworleans — Global Green provides tours of its model green house, which uses renewable energy from solar panels and other sources. Call 525-2121 or visit the website for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
NONPAC MEETING . Seventh
District Station, 10555 Lake Forest Blvd. — The New Orleans Neighborhood Policing Anti-Crime Council holds its monthly meeting. 7 p.m.
ROUND TABLE LUNCHEON .
Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 586-0300; www.sonesta.com/neworleans_royal — The monthly luncheon hosted by Margarita Bergen features a number of speakers. Call 553-2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Admission $42. Noon. TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux,
1700 Louisiana Ave. — Masse Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly “You’ve Got Talent” showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New
Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott.
com — The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
ment and beer tastings from local breweries. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Third Thursday of every month.
WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala
PET NIGHT. Roosevelt Hotel,
Ave., Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS. Bouche, 840
Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; www.bouchenola.com — The women’s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit www. womenwinewednesday. com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 21 BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP. St. Tammany
Hospital’s Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St. Suite B, Covington, (985) 898-4435; www.stph.org — A certified lactation consultant answers questions related to breastfeeding in the monthly group. Noon to 1 p.m.
CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332
Magazine St., 891-8682 — The weekly meetings teach focusing, a method of directing attention outside one’s body to affect change. Call 232-9787 for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General
Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www. ejgh.org — The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana holds a monthly support group for adults who have or are impacted by epilepsy or seizure disorders. The group meets in the Foundation Board Room. Call (800) 9600587 or email email@example.com for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
FRESH MARKET. Circle Food
Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
HEALTH STARTS HERE SUPPER CLUB. Whole Foods Market,
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225 — The event features a healthy multi-course meal. The meal is limited to 15 guests. Admission $15. 6 p.m. LIVE & LOCAL . The Inn on
Bourbon, 541 Bourbon St., 524-7611; www.innonbourbon. com — The hotel’s monthly event features live entertain-
123 Baronne Street, 648-1200 — Leashed pets are welcomed at the event with drinks and live music that benefits the LA/SPCA. Call 566-9444 or visit www.la-spca.org for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 23 COMPOSTING . Bogue Chitto
Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 677-7312 — The park ranger guides participants in learning how to build and care for an environmentally-friendly compost pile and how to begin their own composting bin. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE . Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — The group offers lessons in African dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday.
COOKING DEMONSTRATION WITH KID CHEF ELIANA .
CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds
Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — The weekly support group meets at 6:15 p.m. Fridays. Visit www.adultchildren.org for details.
CANDLE MAKING . Bogue Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 677-7312 — The park ranger demonstrates the history and processes of making candles. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. Freret Street Gym, 4510 Freret St., 895-1859 — The “Sexy Summer Show” edition of the regular event features six fights, guest performers and a bikini contest with a $100 prize. Admission $15. 7 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE SLIDELL LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE .
St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; www.stpl.us — The sale features a variety of magazines and paperback, hardcover and children’s books. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Members-only sale 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 22, general admission 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK . Armstrong Park, North
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. Fridays.
WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans
Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — The 10-year-old chef leads the demonstration. Free with museum admission. 2 p.m.
Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. EAGLE WATCH . Fontainebleau
State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — A park ranger leads a viewing of the park’s eagle nest. 3 p.m.
ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING . Christ Church
Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., 895-6602 — ERACE meets in the church’s Westfeldt Room for its weekly discussion group. Call 8661163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,
13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET.
Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
GUIDED CANOE TOUR . Bayou
Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expwy., Westwego — The park staff leads a guided canoe trip around the park’s waterways to learn about the its history and ecology. 10 a.m.
NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK .
Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers lead a weekly nature hike. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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DEALING WITH LOSS. West Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m.
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Although focused, the menu is limited
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As the burger joint trend spreads across the local restaurant scene, one new addition is doing things a bit differently. Juicy Lucy’s (133 N. Carrollton Ave., 598-5044), which took over the former Mid-City address of Fiesta Latina, specializes in stuffed burgers prepared with the toppings inside their half-pound patties. There are menu standards, like the Juicy Metairie with spinach, artichokes, onions and Italian cheeses, and a varying daily special, plus veggie burgers and turkey burgers.
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PHO MAKES A WELCOME BREAKFAST AT PHO HOA.
Pauline, Tim, Anthony and Kathy Vo serve traditional Vietnamese cuisine at Pho Hoa. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
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It’s still very brief by the roadmap standards of other Vietnamese restaurants, but at least now diners can get a bun noodle salad or a rice plate with Cornish hens. Spring rolls, or goi cuon, are excellent — rippling fresh, taut and crammed with whole shrimp — and the less familiar rolls called bi cuon are worth checking out too. For these, rice paper encloses packages of shredded pork and chewy, jerky-like pork skin liberally coated in garlic. Another less familiar but traditional dish is found on the list of pho varieties. It’s a duck soup called bun mang vit, made with rough-hewn, bone-in, skin-on chunks of the bird, slippery, spaghetti-style rice noodles and a raft of bamboo cut into matchsticks. It’s a lushly aromatic soup made even more so with doses of minced ginger served on the side. The specialty here remains pho, the base of which Tim Vo still rises before dawn each day to tend. Perhaps the moonlight works some magic, but in any case his broth is especially ambrosial. Just a shade darker than translucent, its surface dappled with droplets of grease, it has a richness and fullness all on its own and that only builds with the progressive addition of sauces and fresh garnishes. This is heady, rejuvenating, energy-building, guiltcleansing, smile-inducing stuff. And while a bowl of pho for breakfast may still be a bit unconventional for the Western palate, those qualities alone recommend it as a great start to the day.
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s excited as I get about a Vietnamese meal, I usually don’t set an alarm for one. But I found myself doing just that before a recent visit to Pho Hoa. I’d had lunch at this West Bank restaurant before and was mightily impressed with its namesake items — supersized bowls of Vietnam’s traditional beef and rice noodle soup. I was curious, however, what Pho Hoa would be like at opening time, and that required an early start. Pho is as natural a breakfast for many Vietnamese people as oatmeal or omelets are for others, and local Vietnamese restaurants tend to open early. But I haven’t found one that opens earlier than Pho Hoa, where things get rolling at 7 a.m. (it closes early too, at 7 p.m.). When I arrived one Tuesday, the sun was just rising over the big box retail across Manhattan Boulevard yet the large, open dining room of Pho Hoa was bustling with a breakfast crowd slurping soup and sipping high-octane coffee drinks. New pho joints are proliferating across the New Orleans area, and with its new building Pho Hoa at first appears to be part of that crop. But the regular clientele turning up at the traditional pho breakfast hour attests to a longer track record. Tim Vo opened Pho Hoa at its first address just down the street 25 years ago. It was among the first pho specialists in the area then, and for many years pho was about all it served. When the Vo family built this new restaurant, it also expanded the menu.
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AMERICAN FAT HEN GRILL — 1821 Hickory Ave., Hara-
han, 287-4581; www.fathengrill.com — Fat Hen serves barbecue, burgers and breakfast. Pit-cooked barbecue options include St. Louis-style spare ribs. Burgers are made with all Black Angus beef ground in-house daily. There is a full bar. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
BAR & GRILL DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupi-
toulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $
THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
BARBECUE ABITA BAR-B-Q — 69399 Hwy. 59, Abita
Springs, (985) 892-0205 — Slow-cooked brisket and pork are specialties at this Northshore smokehouse. The half-slab rib plate contains six ribs served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $
BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-
4741; www.bookoobbq.com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $
WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828 Hayne
Blvd., 281-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com — The makers of the Jazz Fest cochon de lait po-boy serve pork, ribs, chicken and more. The family feast includes a half-slab of ribs, half a chicken, half a pound of brisket, pork and
BREWPUB CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE — 527
Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com — Live jazz and German-style beers complement creative cooking at this brewpub. Panseared redfish St. Louis is topped with fried oysters and barbecue sauce. Starters include Brewhouse hot wings, baked oysters and fried calamari with spicy marinara. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
BURGERS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905
Canal St., 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BUD’S BROILER — Citywide; www. budsbroiler.com — Bud’s Broiler is known for charcoal-broiled burgers topped with hickory-amoked sauce. The menus also includes hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. The Clearview Parkway and 24-hour City Park location also offer shrimp and catfish poboys. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $
PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola.com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE —
7801 Panola St., 314-1810 — Specialties include crabcakes Benedict — two crabcakes and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and potatoes — and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St., 3611402; www.vine-dine.com — The cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. There also is a menu of sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschettas, salads and dips. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-
7890; www.cafefreret.com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban poboy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ECO CAFE & BISTRO — 3903 Canal St.,
561-6585; www.ecocafeno.com — Eco Cafe serves sandwiches like the veggie club, layered with Swiss cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, spinach and baby pickles. There are fresh squeezed juices, and Friday and Saturday evenings feature tapas dining. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Maga-
zine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes 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
CHINA ORCHID — 704 S. Carrollton Ave.,
865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com — This longtime Riverbend restaurant offers a wide array of Chinese dishes. Sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served on a hot plate with steamed rice on the side. Other options include fried rice, noodle and egg foo young dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
CHINA ROSE — 3501 N. Arnoult Road.,
Metairie, 887-3295 — China Rose offers many Chinese seafood specialties. The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fries them golden brown and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton
Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009
Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand
TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N.
Causeway Approach., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.tryyuen. com — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with Tong Cho sauce, and Cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
COFFEE/DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-
4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
KUPCAKE FACTORY — 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com — Choose from a large selection of gourmet cupcakes. The Fat Elvis is made with banana cake and topped with peanut butter frosting. The Strawberry Fields tops strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream frosting. Other options include white chocolate raspberry and a banana cupcake. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES — 3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries.com — Maurice French Pastries offers an array of continental and French baked goods as well as specialty cakes, cheesecakes and pies. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon: breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
CONTEMPORARY 5 Fifty 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638;
www.555canal.com — New Orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
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FEAST NEW ORLEANS — 200 Julia St.,
304-6318; www.feastneworleans.com — Feast serves rustic European dishes in a casual setting. Cock-a-Leekie is a dish of braised chicken with cream, bacon, plums, leeks and red potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
THE GREEN GODDESS — 307 Exchange Alley, 301-3347; www.greengoddess-
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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. $
sausage, two side orders, bread and sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Saturday. Cash only. $
Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
865-1428 · 704 s. carrollton mon–sat 11am–10pm · sun noon–10pm www.chinaorchidneworleans.com
Shanghai grilled Shrimp or ChiCken Salad — Grilled shrimp or chicken with romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, edamame and honey roasted pecans in chef’s sesame vinaigrette dressing. Served with sesame wheat noodles.......... with ChiCken $9.95 · with Shrimp $10.95 Beef Chow fen noodle — Marinated beef with fen noodle and Chinese vegetables................................................................................................................................$9.50 aSparaguS Sautéed with ChiCken — In brown or garlic sauce... $10.95 fried Bean Curd in teriyaki SauCe — Teriyaki sauce with black mushrooms, peas and carrots.............................................................................................................$8.95 Stuffed ChineSe eggplant — Chinese eggplant stuffed with pork and shrimp with chef’s special sauce.................................................................................................... $10.95
3605 South Carrollton ave · reServationS / take-out 482-3935 · www.fivehappineSS.Com mon-thurS 11am-10pm · fri & Sat 11am-11pm · Sun 11am-10pm
OUT2EAT nola.com — Chef Chris DeBarr’s contemporary cooking combines classic techniques, exotic ingredients and culinary wit. At lunch, Big Cactus Chilaquiles feature poached eggs on homemade tortillas with salsa verde, queso fresca and nopalitos. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.Sun. Credit cards. $$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485;
www.oaknola.com — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE —
8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like 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. $$
CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713
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GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter
St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop. com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious
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St. Louis St., 581-4422; www. antoines.com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com — Located in a historic building, the quaint bistro serves starters like chicken and andouille gumbo and fried frogs legs. Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N.
Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
of spicy corn maque choux. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
INDIAN DELI CG’S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL — 1100 Constance St., 722-3168;
www.therustynail.biz — Inside the Rusty Nail, CG’s offers a menu of sandwiches. The Piggly Wiggly features pulled pork on a sesame seed bun with coleslaw and pickle chips on the side. The Wild Turkey is layered with Granny Smith apple slices, provolone, bacon and garlic mayo. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave.,
Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $
MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $
DINER DAISY DUKES — 121 Chartres St.,
561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com — Daisy Dukes is known for its seafood omelet and serves a wide variety of Cajun spiced Louisiana favorites, burgers, po-boys and seafood, including boiled crawfish and oysters on the half-shell. Breakfast is served all day. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$
FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia
St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www. martiniquebistro.com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stoneground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www. mojitosnola.com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Caribbean mac and cheese pie is made with chunks of lobster, tomatoes, scallions, garlic and creamy cheese sauce and is served over a bed
ervations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8855565; 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 res-
JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-
6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ 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; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tassomushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RES-
TAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-2266 — This Italianstyle eatery serves New Orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT
— 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com — Tony Mandina’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine. Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina and battered eggplant topped with shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411
Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Try house specialties like vealand spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and
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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. $$
JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-
3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$
MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$
MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles
Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
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, panfried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$
LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St.,
267-7485; www.bouchenola.com — This wine bar and restaurant serves creative dishes like tasso truffle mac and cheese with three cheeses and Mornay sauce, baby spinach salad with Maytag blue cheese and bacon lardons, and crispy duck breast with Grand Marnier sweet potatoes and vanilla-balsamic extract. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
MIA’S — 1622 St. Charles Ave.,
301-9570 — Veal Oscar features lightly breaded veal topped with
MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St.,
309-3570 — Redemption offers contemporary Louisiana cooking. Chambord duckling is served with cherry vinaigrette. Seared foie gras is complemented by vanilla parsnip puree. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
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. $$
TOMMY’S WINE BAR —
MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$
MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S.Carrollton Ave. 486-9950; www. juansflyingburrito.com — This wallet-friendly restaurant offers new takes on Mexican-inspired cooking. It’s known for its mealand-a-half-size signature burritos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031;
1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
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. $$ TOMASITO’S MEXICAN CUISINE —
755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomasito’s is an upscale cantina with a patio for outdoor dining. The carnitas platter features marinated and slow-cooked pork served with Mexican rice, refried beans and a choice of salsa verde, smoky chipotle or a traditional Mexican sauce. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
MUSIC AND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St.,
525-8899; www.gazebocafenola. com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Deca-
tur St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on poboy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
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SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www. snugjazz.com — Traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
NEIGHBORHOOD BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT — 636
Franklin Ave., Gretna, 301-3166; www.braxtonsnola.com — Braxton’s serves a mix of salads, po-boys, deli sandwiches and
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SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave.,
265-8855 — This music clubs serves dishes like fish and chips, spicy hot wings, tacos and more. There are weekly specials and vegetarian and vegan options. No reservations. Dinner and latenight Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
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WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola. com — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
lump crabmeat and hollandaise, served with garlic red potatoes and grilled asparagus. The alligator pear and crabmeat salad combines avocado and crabmeat over tomatoes, red onions and greens in balsamic glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
OUT2EAT SEAFOOD GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT — 575
Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com — Grand Isle offers seafood options from raw oysters to lobster St. Malo with combines Maine lobster, shrimp and mussels in seafood broth. Baked Gulf fish are served with compound chili butter, potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700
Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Frank Wong shows a popular seafood dish at Trey Yuen (600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-8293; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, 985-345-6789; www.treyyuen.com), which has been open for 30 years. PHOTO BY CHeRYL GeRBeR
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entrees. Start a meal with oysters Louise, featuring fried oysters on a bed of spinach and cheese. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish strips, french fries, potato salad and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KOZ’S — 515 Harrison Ave., 4840841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 7373933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $
OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic
cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W.
Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com — The cafe serves soups, salads, po-boys, muffulettas, seafood plates and a few entree platters. Daily specials include items such as breaded pork chops on Wednesdays and seafood options on Friday. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
PIZZA ITALIAN PIE — Citywide; www. italianpie.com — Italian Pie offers an array of pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, wraps and salads. The Mediterranean pie is topped with artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onion, tomatoes, herbed ricotta, mozzarella and pesto sauce. The spinach and artichoke pie includes mushrooms, onion, feta, mozzarella and garlic sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING —
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8328032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ 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. Reser-
vations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-
1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 8957272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old Hammond Hwy., 831-1248 — R&O’s offers a mix of pizza and Creole and Italian seafood dishes. There’s everything from seafood gumbo and stuffed artichokes to po-boys and muffulettas. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $
SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800 — Neapolitan-style pizza rules, but you can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. There are also a full coffee bar, Italian sodas and organic teas. No reservations. 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., 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
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; www. mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN
— 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 — Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Vet-
erans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy.com — Parran’s offers a long list of poboys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and CreoleItalian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $
TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St.,
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.
899-2054; www.traceysnola.com — The roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this Uptown bar. Other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $
RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill. com — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. 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. $$
SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548;
www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com — Big Mamma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., Lunch daily, dinner Sun. Credit cards. $
STEAKHOUSE CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001
N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE —
Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 5877099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www. ruthschris.com — Ruth’s top-quality steaks are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and arrive at the table sizzling. Reservations recommended. Fulton Street: Lunch and dinner daily. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — The menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie Road, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Vega’s mix of hot and cold tapas dishes includes a salad of lump crabmeat on arugula with blood orange vinaigrette, seared tuna with avocado and tomato relish, braised pork empanadillos, steamed mussels and shrimp with tomatoes and garlic in caper-basil cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania
St., 899-5129; www.moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
DOSON NOODLE HOUSE — 135 N.
Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 — Noodles abound at this Mid-City eatery, which excels at vinegary chicken salad over shredded cabbage, as well as bowls of steaming pho. Vegetable-laden wonton soup and thick spring rolls make a refreshing, satisfying meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$
PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308 Manhattan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Bo kho is a popular beef stew. Appetizers include fried egg rols, crab rangoons and rice paper spring rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental
Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www. pho-nola.com — Pho NOLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. 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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DSH, Gray/Brown/Black Tabby white chest, chin, feet. Appx. 1years, Neut. Vacs/Vet Ck/litter trained/Rescue. Small, Precious, Talkative & Super gentle! Would be great pet for child or Senior. Wt. 7 lbs. (504) 460-0136
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Muted Gray Tabby DSH , appx. 1 year old, VetCk/Vacs/Spayed/ Litter Trained/Super Sweet/ Rescue (504) 460-0136
large cuddly orange Morris the cat look a like. Neutered ,shots rescue 504 462-1968
Terrier mix sweet, loveable, & friendly! gets along w/ cats & dogs. A joy to have near you. Kathy 348-2049 & 430-5036
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Adoring couple longs to adopt your newborn. Secure life. Endless love awaits. Mary & Mike, 1-800-693-1904. Expenses paid. PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293
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Dating back to 1980, Still in protective tubes, Will sell as collection or by year. 704-681-4914.
FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. (504) 846-5122 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $199. Can deliver. (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $325 (504) 846-5122 Queen Mattress Set $149 Still in wrapper. Will deliver. (504) 846-5122
Shay is an 8-month-old, spayed, hound mix. She’s great around kids and dogs and LOVES to work on agility equipment! To meet Shay or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191. SHAY Kennel #A13117564
LOST/FOUND PETS REWARD- LOST
(Mid City but could be anywhere by now),Ozzie, male, brown/black stripe (brindle), pit mix, sweet, call him & he will come, hold him &call me asap, Traci 504-975-5971.
PET ADOPTIONS ALLEY CAT
DSH White with Gray Tabby Markings, de-clawed, appx 1 year old, Vet Ck/ Vacs/Neut./Litter Trained/ Super Sweet/Rescue Wt. 9 lbs.. (504) 460-0136
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Maddie is a 1 1/2-year-old, spayed, Siamese mix with iceblue eyes. Lap cat, cuddle-bug and playful—that’s our Maddie! To meet Maddie or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/ SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191. To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org.
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9012 Rosecrest Lane
922-24 Dauphine St. $900K Four 1 bedroom apartments. Parking for 5+ cars.
938 Royal St. A $228K Great location for this condo. Perfect for your weekend getaways! Quaint & comfortable. 1 br, great kit & bath.
835 Royal St. 374.5K Great location, secluded hideaway! Spac 2 br, 2 marble tile baths. Small rear balc overlooking garden.
Paula Bowler • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 • www.frenchquarterrealty.com
Newly renovated brick home, 1420 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood floors through out, appliances included, covered carport, large 62x120 lot w/open backyard & additional shed. 5 min. from Mathews & St. Rita.
5542 Charlotte Dr. $99,500 Slab Ranch - 3 BR, 2 BA Partially renov + Guest Cottage 504-568-1359
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Lg 2 level condo. 1 BR, 2 BA, covered balcony & parking, high ceil, hdwd flrs, potential to add 2nd BR. $499,000. Richard Jensen, Latter & Blum, 504812-0010. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.latter-blum.com/RichardJensen
OLD METAIRIE METAIRIE TOWERS 401 Metairie Rd
1206 BURGUNDY UNIT 5
Very bright, pristine courtyard & balcony, 1 BR. $159,000. Brigitte Fredy, Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors, Direct, 504-6164044 or office 948-3011 X110. take a virtual tour at www.brigittefredy.com 511 Gov Nicholls D $229k- 1b/1b condo, 533sf, opens to ctyd. Condo fee $220. Old Vieux Carre Charm. 936 Conti #4 $539k- Renov 2b/2b, liv, new kit, gar pkg, pool, balc. Samara D. Poche’ 504-319-6226 email@example.com www.frenchquarterrealty.com 929 Dumaine- Pied-a-terre condos: Unit 17-$91k, Unit 11-$119k, Unit 14-$109k. 727 Conti B, $139K. Fully Furn condo. Jennifer Shelnutt, Fr Qtr Realty, 504-3889383 firstname.lastname@example.org
1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, renovated with new appliances and AC’s. $118,000. Call 504-275-5700
FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY RIVER VIEW TERRACE A Fr. Qtr Condomium
Mint 2 bdrm w/private patio in superior Fr. Mkt location across from Irene’s. Open floor plan w/slate floors, cypress beam doors, hi ceils & spacious rooms. $399,000. E.J. Maysonave, (504) 544-6210
1020 ESPLANADE #103
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1100 ROYAL STREET
JAX BREWERY French Quarter’s Finest
740 Esplanade, Unit4. Perfect loc betw F.Q. & Marigny. Hi Ceil, loft space, mod kit &ba. ctyd & pool. Ricky Lemann. com 504-460-6340 c 504-862-0199 o Keller Williams Realty New Orleans
Garage pkng. Great residential unit w/2 Master suites, 1750 sq. ft. Needs only a little TLC. Priced to sell at $270 sq. ft. 2nd floor rear unit, no balcony at this price. $439,000. E.J. Maysonave, (504) 544-6210
824 BURGUNDY UNIT 2
Magnificent 2 br, 2 ba. street balcony, pool. Priced to sell: $515,000. Brigitte Fredy, Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors, Direct, 504-616-4044 or office 9483011 X110. Take a virtual tour at www. brigittefredy.com
N * 1/1 Riverviews $495,000 J * Rare 3/3 1750 sq. ft $695,000 H * Jackson Square 2/2 $795,000 All easy access to River Terrace E.J. Masonave (504) 544-6210
PRIME FQ COMMERCIAL
301 Decatur St. Rare corner location zoning allows live entertainment. 9,000 sq ft (Approx 3,000 sq ft ea. floor). Beautiful light filled loft style spaces. Possible owner financing. $1,650,000. Judy Fisher REALTORS 504-3883023. www.JudyFisher.net
Luxury home in Lake Vista near the lakefront. Over 4000 sq ft. 4 BR, 4.5 BA. Custom kit Lovely pool. $775,000. G.L. Schroeder Realtor, Contractor. Ofc 504.241.1000. Cell 504.722.2928. email@example.com
1325 KILDEER STREET
Solid Lakefront Home. No flooding. 4 BR, 2 BA. $299,504. Jo Ann Fitzpatrick Broussard, 504-450-1477 (cell) or Eileen Nolan, 504-495-2905 (cell) . Latter & Blum Realtors, Office 504-282-2611.
1608 FRANKFORT-Lake Terrace Renovated 3 BR, 2 BA, hdwd flrs, granite wet bar in oversized den. Extra space for fitness/office/hobby. Reduced to $329,000. Charlee Jones, Latter & Blum Realtors. Cell 504-6062447; Ofc 504-282-2611
232 LAKE MARINA AVE #8C
3 BR, 3 BA premier lakefront hi-rise condo. Extraordinary views of lake, marina & skyline. Gourmet kit, 20’ x 20’ terrace, fitness center, saltwater pool, spa. $995,000. Joan Farabaugh, Remax Affiliates, 504-723-5767
324 HAY PLACE - $349,000
3br/2.5ba, totally renov’t w/pool. Spac.open fl plan, beaut. mahogany wd. flrs, grnt cntrs, S/S appl, brkf bar. Bonus sitting area, Mstr bd w/Jacuzzi tub & sep shower. Polly Eagan, Keller Williams Realty, 504-452-3571
8 ANI ST. $775,000
beautiful 2 story blt in 2002 w/formal din, den w/view of park, gourmet kitchen, garage, brkf nook, extended patio, wd. flrs & ceramic tiles & lg Master suite. Call Polly Eagan, Keller Williams Realty 504-452-3571.
Ann de Montluzin Farmer broker The Historic House, Luxury Home and Second Home Specialist Residential /Commercial Sales and Leasing, Appraisals.
(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737
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MURIEL CASSIBRY Realtor
Latter & Blum Lakeview Office 7039 Canal Blvd, New Orleans Cell: 504-258-0912; Ofc 504-282-2611 email: email@example.com www.latter-blum.com
733 HIDALGO, 3 BR, 2 BA. $269,504. Jo Ann Fitzpatrick Broussard, 504-4501477 (cell) or Eileen Nolan, 504-4952905 (cell) . Latter & Blum Realtors, Office 504-282-2611.
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REAL ESTATE UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT
2721 ST. CHARLES AVE
Penthouse on the Avenue! Over 4700 sq. ft w/beautiful wd floors. Master suite w/over 1000 sq. ft. Truly oneof-a-kind! $1,579,000. John Schaff, Latter & Blum, c# 504-343-6683, office:504-895-4663.
4941 ST. CHARLES AVE
Grand Mansion. 9,600+ sq.ft living. 2nd flr sitting area, 5 spacious rooms & gorgeous mantels. 3rd flr has 3BD & full BA. Above 2 car garage is 1 BD apt. www.2721StCharles.com. John Schaff, Latter & Blum, c# 504-3436683, o# 504-895-4663.
CONDO FOR SALE
1 Blk off St. Charles. 2/2, wd flrs, appls & w/d incl., grnite cntrtps & ss appl. OS pkng. REDUCED PRICE! $148,000. Darlene, Hera Realty 504-914-6352
MORTGAGES STERLING FINANCIAL Morgage Lending
4.5% Conv APR 4.25% FHA APR Rates Effective 7/14/2011 Michael Schenck 504.889.0737; cell 504.616.7371 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sterlingrates.com Lakeview resident for over 20 years
4328 Bancroft Drive $625,000 A LARge WAteRfRont HoMe on pReStIgIouS StReet. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Elevator, Master with large walk-in closet, bonus room over garage, office and situated on beautiful Bayou St. John. Great location near City Park and just 3 miles to the French Quarter. Owner financing via Bond for Deed with 25% down on this property.
Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226 Licensed by the Louisiana Real estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in new orleans, LA 70130
THE FERNANDEZ HOUSE
927 DAUPHINE STREET $1,895,000 An excellent example of an early creole cottage set in a serene compound. Beautiful courtyard with mature plantings in a classic partere garden. Property consists of the main house, 4 income producing apartments and a large bonus space-- office, workshop, gym, etc. Parking for multiple cars. Great location.
Paula Bowler • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 www.frenchquarterrealty.com
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Former Grand Ballroom of the Italian Hall Bldg Elegant 2 br, 2 ba condo, high ceil, pool, courtyd, fenced pkg. $359,000. Lana Sackett, Prudential Gardner REALTORS, 443-6464 x 214 or 504-352-4934. www.lanasackett.com
LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE 1161 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD
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HISTORIC BUILDING IN WAREHOUSE DISTRICT PRE-1850. Stand alone building on street with beautiful neutral ground. Artist studio since 1997, open floor plan-loft style. Can be developed into exquisite residence or commercial space. Enclosed patio. Zoned CBD-8. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. $425,000
ELEGANT UPTOWN HOME. Nestled between Jefferson & Octavia on a quiet block , this newly renovated home features a spacious living area with high ceilings & lots of natural light. Expansive eat-in kitchen overlooks deck & gorgeous courtyrd surrounded by garden. Living rm opens to large porch. Master bdrm suite opens onto large balcony has closet & storage space galore! Attached sitting/dressing room has additional closets. 3BR/3BA, 3,050 sq. ft. Must see!! $595,000
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