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seven things to do in seven days Navy Week Tue.-Mon. April 17-23 | A small fleet of U.S. Navy ships and tall ships pull into port for a week of events and activities. Locals can visit ships, meet sailors, watch Blue Angels air shows, listen to Navy bands, try out Navy simulator games and much more. New Orleans Navy Week begins a threeyear celebration of the centennial of the War of 1812. PAGE 53. Chairlift with Nite Jewel Wed. April 18 | Representing opposing coasts, Brooklyn’s Chairlift (Caroline Polachek) and Los Angeles’ Nite Jewel (Ramona Gonzalez) nonetheless released two of 2012’s most conjoined albums, synth-pop time machines Something (Columbia) and One Second of Love (Secretly Canadian), respectively. Even their titles sound like 1980s movies. At One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 37.

FilmOrama Fri.-Thu. April 20-26 | The New Orleans Film Society and the Prytania Theatre present more than 20 films including features, documentaries, independent and foreign films. There’s everything from a documentary about Carol Channing to horror thrillers and political dramas. PAGES 35 AND 41.


Complexions | This presentation includes the premiere of a New Orleans Ballet Association-commissioned piece featuring Complexions’ principal dancer Desmond Richardson and New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan, set to music composed and performed live by trumpeter Nicholas Payton and his quartet. The program also features Mercy and Rise, which is set to the music of U2. At Mahalia Jackson Theater. PAGE 51.

Community Records Block Party Sat. April 21 | Now in its fifth year, the daylong event hosted by local independent label Community Records features more than 20 punk rock bands. Michigan’s 20-year-old ska institution Mustard Plug headlines with local support from Caddywhompus, The Rooks and Glish and a dozen others. A portion of proceeds benefits the Gulf Restoration Network. At the Big Top Gallery. PAGE 37. The Big Easy Awards Mon. April 23 | The Big Easy Foundation honors the Rebirth Brass Band as Entertainers of the Year and announces the male and female artists of the year, album of the year and winners in more than 20 music categories. There also are performances by nominated artists. At Harrah’s New Orleans. PAGE 53.

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The Ting Tings with MNDR Wed. April 18 | It’s been a very long engagement for MNDR’s Amanda Warner and Peter Wade, who teased brilliance with 2010’s tantalizing E.P.E. before going dark. Forthcoming LP Feed Me Diamonds (Ultra) already has one track packing heat: the Patty Hearst-inspired dancer “#1 in Heaven.” The Ting Tings headline at House of Blues. PAGE 37.



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Shirley Chatters Bloom and Jonathan Bloom Sr.

received the French Quarter Festival’s inaugural Clyde Kerr Sr. Awards during the annual festival, which took place April 12-15. Shirley Bloom is a 91-year-old vocalist and violinist whose credits include performing with Paul Robeson and teaching at the Grunewald School of Music. Her son Jonathan has taught music in New Orleans for more than 30 years.

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Freret: The Sequel?

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retha Castle Haley Boulevard is by no means bustling. But on any typical weekday, a lunch crowd files inside Café Reconcile, the restaurant anchoring the nonprofit’s five-story beige brick building. A few hours later, across the street, more than a handful of filmgoers, or jazz or punk rock fans, empty the warehouse-sized moviehouse Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center after a screening or concert. That same block also houses the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, home to live performance, community events and a boutique. It’s run by the nonprofit community development and arts organization Efforts of Grace. Several other nonprofit offices, some defunct, fill many of the street’s otherwise vacant spaces. Neighborhood organizations and city officials readily admit the street suffers from blight. Along with a reputation for violent crime, blight and decay have been the street’s reputation for the last several years, following the area’s gradual return to something resembling nor-

Ronald Mitchell

was sentenced to 20 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance for lying in a civil disposition about the fatal shooting of Danny Brumfield outside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Mitchell, a New Orleans Police Department officer, wasn’t charged in the shooting, but a jury found him guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury regarding the aftermath of Brumfield’s death.

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Developers and city officials are hoping Central City’s Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is finally ready for a Freret Street-like “renaissance.” Opening soon: More than $40 million in housing, retail, restaurants and office space.

mal after Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods, when home oc- Construction on Oretha Castle cupancy in the neighborhood sat Haley Boulevard below 14 percent. And Central last week. The new City’s reputation for violent crime businesses that have isn’t without merit — the area saw moved there or are waves of shootings in 2011, and it moving include a had the city’s highest murder rate boxing gym that was in 2007, when the city’s overall formerly on Freret murder rate climbed to 64 murStreet, as well as the ders per 100,000 residents. Southern Food and Now, developers, from nonBeverage Museum. profit housing to retail to enterLongtime anchor tainment, are investing more than Cafe Reconcile is $40 million on the street. expanding. Lee Stafford runs the monthly PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER OCH Art Market and works closely with the neighborhood, where he lives and works, running Saturn Screen Printing. “It’s really quiet,” he says. “It’s quieter than most neighborhoods.”

a professor of English at the University of New Orleans, will have one of his poems read in a BBC radio broadcast, The Written World, celebrating the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Osundare will have the poem, “Raindrum,” read in both English and Yoruba, one of the main languages of his native Nigeria. Osundare’s essays and poetry have won major awards throughout the world.


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Born in 1939, Oretha Castle Haley was a civil rights activist and founder of the New Orleans Chapter of the Congress  of Racial Equality. Two years after her death in 1987, the city  renamed Dryades Street from Philip Street to Howard Avenue  in her honor.     At the turn of the 20th century, black-owned businesses  thrived throughout that Dryades corridor, and dozens of Jewish  businesses followed, including the Kaufman’s department store  that now houses the Ashe Cultural Arts Center. The area at one  point was the city’s largest black commercial district. But integration in previously white-only commercial hubs abandoned the  area, and economic depression sunk into the neighborhood and  its businesses by the 1970s, forcing closure, vacancy and blight.     In 2006, Louisiana’s then-Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu designated  the street one of the city’s four Urban Main Streets (along with  St. Claude Avenue and Oak and North Rampart streets). The  city also recently dedicated a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant for streetscape improvements. A series of  improvement pushes engineered by the Oretha Castle Haley  Merchants and Business Association and New Orleans City  Council District B councilwoman Stacy Head, with support from  businesses and residents, helped usher in additional interest to  the area. (Meanwhile, Urban Impact Ministries, Youth Empowerment Project and the Juvenile Justice Project, all anchored on  O.C Haley, have spurred community development focusing on  Central City.)     Head is O.C. Haley’s self-described cheerleader (and “trash  pick-upper and neighborhood clean-upper”). She has dubbed  Central City as “New Orleans’ next great rediscovered neighborhood,” and it remains one of the areas on which she’ll focus (as  well as the Claiborne Avenue strip). “I believe in leveraging the  market. The government’s job is to leverage the market,” Head  says. “We’re not the end-all-be-all of commerce. What we should  do is go in and figure out how to spur it and get out of the way.”     The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) opted to  relocate its offices to O.C. Haley, spearheading development  of an $18.5 million, four-story, 84,000 square foot mixed use  property, with senior living apartments and commercial spaces.  (It also includes the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, which developed the Muses apartments on the corridor’s edge in 2010,  and the building that houses the Ashe Cultural Arts Center.)     The Good Work Network is developing the Franz Building, a  6,800 square foot, $1.6 million small business incubator with  space for four small storefronts. It received a $250,000 NORA  grant for its expansion. Other recipients of NORA grants include  Mexican restaurant Casa Borrega, as well as retail, music venue  and restaurant developers.     Head helped boost Freret Street’s much-publicized “comeback,” where a dozen new bars, restaurants and cafes have  opened between Napoleon Avenue and Soniat Street since  2009. Developer Peter Gardner met with Freret business owners and residents in 2006 to help start the Freret Business &  Property Owners Association, and, later, the booming Freret  Market and the street’s popular annual festival. Gardner also  developed the 8,000-square-foot retail space housing Freret  Street Yoga, Anytime Fitness and The Company Burger.     Gardner now has his sights set on O.C. Haley, specifically  a 12,000-square-foot retail space at 1029 O.C. Haley that formerly was a car parts store and a leather wholesaler.     “O.C. Haley has some of the most beautiful architecture, in  terms of commercial space,” he says. “The buildings are grand,  though mostly abandoned. ... Freret really took off. I think it can  be the next Freret.”     Gardner says he’ll restore the building’s façade, divide the  structure into four or five retail and restaurant spaces, and  develop an adjacent space for up to 25 parking spaces, all to be  completed by August.


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Developers anticipate Freret and Magazine streets’ overflow will trickle to O.C. Haley — Gardner’s not the only one expanding. Mike Tata’s Freret street Boxing Gym, home to Friday Night Fights, relocated to 1632 O.C. Haley last month, a $50,000 move across the street from Café Reconcile (which is scheduled for a $5 million renovation). “it’s still got some challenges, but i really think it’s going to take off,” Gardner says. “The tipping point was when (cocktail bar) Cure went in (on Freret). … One of these could do that for O.C. Haley.” The southern Food and Beverage Museum plans to move to 1504 O.C. Haley with its $350,000 library moving to the 1600 block. The museum, founded in 2008, currently is housed inside the Riverwalk Marketplace and looked to expand — director Liz williams says it outgrew its current space. “when we opened we had aspirations for a restaurant and bar and kitchen auditorium,” she says. “we’re moving to that particular space because it’s affordable, and in an area that’s in the process of renaissance.” The museum’s new space on O.C. Haley is the former Dryades Market, one of the former cityowned markets that opened in 1849. The museum is scheduled to open in 2013. The Alembic Development Company purchased the former Myrtle Banks elementary school building with plans for a full-service affordable fresh foods market, run by Jack and Jake’s, which currently offers wholesale distribution to restaurants and grocery stores. Developer Jonathan Leit says he anticipates construction will begin this year with an eye toward opening in late 2013. The OCH Art Market opened in 2010 and has grown to more than 200 visitors each month. A dozen of its vendors are from the neighborhood. “The best thing the market can do is showcase some of the talent from this neighborhood to other people and visitors from the city,” stafford says. The next market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. saturday, May 12, and it will showcase students from Tulane University, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Young Audiences, bringing them inside the Zeitgeist. “This neighborhood has its own story to tell and that is what is most valuable, being able to not mess with that, but accentuate that, spotlight that,” stafford says. “we’re not trying to be the Freret market just in another neighborhood.”

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“since Bobby Jindal has done such a tremendous job wreaking havoc on Louisiana’s children, working families and teachers, the Louisiana Democratic Party today threw its full support behind Jindal for the GOP vice Presidential nomination. The Louisiana Democratic Party encourages Bobby Jindal to go after his national ambitions, but for the first time not at the expense of the people of Louisiana. while analysts call him a long shot, the LDP believes Jindal should resign and leave Louisiana for the GOP vice Presidential campaign trail to shore up his chances with Mitt ‘say Anything to Get elected’ Romney.” — An official, though tongue-in-cheek, April 11 press release from the Louisiana Democratic Party. Timmy Teepell, a Jindal political consultant, jabbed back at the Democrats in a statement: “it’s good to know that there’s still a Democrat party in Louisiana, and that they still have the confidence of [President Barack] Obama.”

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cleaning up an Image CoCa-CoLa donateS CaSH to CuLturaL eConoMY offICe Coca-Cola plans to donate $10,000 to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural economy, according to Kel Villarrubia, senior public affairs director for Coca-Cola New Orleans. The donation comes in the wake of last month’s illegal sidewalkstencil advertising campaign in and around the French Quarter right before the Final Four basketball tournament, a move which drew fury from residents. The company initially had planned to make two donations of $5,000 each to the French Quarter Business Association and the Downtown Development District. villarrubia told Gambit the company decided to go with the city office instead. He said he hopes the donation, routed through the office, will be used for graffiti eradication efforts throughout the downtown area. “we wanted it to be much broader than the French Quarter,” villarrubia said. The Mayor’s Office Of Cultural economy was formed in 2010, and much of its work has focused on attracting the “Hollywood south” film industry to New Orleans. — CHArLes MALDONADO

‘House of D’ closes CLaIMS of VIoLenCe, SexuaL aSSauLt HaStened tHe MoVe The Orleans Parish sheriff’s Office began closing the city-owned House of Detention last week. sheriff Marlin Gusman, speaking at a press conference outside the construction site for the Orleans Parish Prison’s (OPP) new kitchen and warehouse facility set to open later this year, said the decision came partly as a result of criticism from the U.s. Department of Justice (DOJ), including a recent report which found OPP to have a particularly high number of sexual assaults. “Certainly the mounting criticism, the inspections by the federal people” were a factor in the decision to close the facility, Gusman said. The report came less than a week after the southern Poverty Law Center filed a class-action lawsuit against Gusman alleging inhumane conditions at the jail. Gusman declined to comment on any pending litigation. The move will displace 628 inmates — including 400 convicted state prisoners serving their terms inside OPP. Those inmates will be sent to other facilities throughout Louisiana. The state is attempting to find those accommodations, Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) spokeswoman Pam Laborde wrote in an emailed statement: “sheriff Gusman notified [Public safety and Corrections secretary James] LeBlanc late Monday evening [April 9] of his decision to close HOD. The Department is cur-

rently in the process of making arrangements to accommodate the approximately 400 state offenders that will need new housing assignments. we’ll first fill any vacancies we have at the state level and then assign the remaining offenders to parish and private jails on the local level as space is available.” Asked whether the state — perhaps concerned about ongoing federal investigations into OPP conditions, along with the many lawsuits pending against the sheriff’s Office — requested that inmates be moved to other parishes, Laborde wrote that the decision was Gusman’s alone. “The Department supports the sheriff’s decision and will work with him over the next several days to safely reassign the 400 DOC offenders to other facilities across the state,” Laborde wrote. The fate of about 100 state defendants still awaiting trial or sentencing was unclear; they may be sent to other parishes. The remaining 100-plus city inmates will be sent to other facilities within OPP. Gusman said all 628 inmates were scheduled to be moved by the beginning of this week. — CHArLes MALDONADO

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Play’s the thing MaYor openS reStored MId-CItY pLaYground on Jeff daVIS Comiskey Park reopened last week — not the home of the Chicago white sox, but the Mid-City neighborhood playspot that was destroyed after Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods. The park received national attention in 2007, in the early days of “Hollywood south,” when a production company, DNA Creative Media, announced plans to revive the Hurricane Katrina-damaged park and document the effort in a reality Tv/documentary. Plans soon foundered, and the square-block lot — one block off a gritty stretch of Tulane Avenue — was left in worse shape than before. At the opening ceremony, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, “They [the production company] left a lot of things behind. Cost everybody a bucketful of money.” The funds to renovate Comiskey (just under $850,000, according to figures provided by the Landrieu Administration) were cobbled together from state and federal sources for infrastructure repair and new grass. The new park also has a baseball diamond, basketball courts, a rec center, swings, a play area and green space. Among those attending the ceremony were members of the Comiskey family, including young Mathilde Marsh of Ocean springs, Miss., a great-granddaughter of legendary Assessor James E. Comiskey, the park’s namesake. Marsh and other children climbed on a play structure for the assembled press while one of the playground’s volunteer counselors encouraged Landrieu to “take a slide.” A minute later, the mayor took a ceremonial trip down the slide and posed for pictures with children. — KeviN ALLMAN



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ManageMent group to reVIeW CItY’S CrIMInaL JuStICe SYSteM Public Financial Management Group (PFM), a Philadelphia-based advisory firm that specializes in government finance, has begun a two-month-long financial and operational review of the city’s criminal justice system. its findings will be used as a guide in writing the departmental budgets for the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), the Orleans Parish sheriff’s Office and the city’s court system, Criminal Justice Commissioner James Carter said at an April 12 meeting of the Orleans District Law enforcement Council. David Eichenthal, director of PFM’s Chattanooga, Tenn., office, is leading the project. He said the company will conduct a full review of those departments’ budgets, identify operational deficiencies in each and propose new and theoretically more effective strategies. PFM has a consulting contract with New Orleans government going back to 2007, when it was hired for just under $1 million to develop a five-year plan to fix the city’s finances. That yearlong contract has since been renewed five times — for a total value of nearly $4.5 million over the five-year period, city records show. eichenthal said PFM staff have begun reaching out to “key stakeholders” (meaning high-ranking police and sheriff’s office officials, judges and other court personnel) for interviews. “All these folks will be contacting you,” Carter said to meeting attendees, which included Police Chief Ronal Serpas, sheriff Marlin Gusman and Municipal Court Chief Judge Paul Sens. “This will literally determine our budgeting process.” PFM will be back in town April 23 and May 7, one week before and one week after April 30, when the city puts out initial requests for departmental budget offers for the 2013 fiscal year.

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ew Orleans voters go to the polls this Saturday, April 21, to choose a new at-large member of the City Council. We reiterate our recommendation of District B Council member Stacy Head for this important post. Head was first elected to the council in 2006 and was re-elected handily four years later. During her tenure on the council, Head has proved herself to be a budget hawk who finds ways to fund critical services — while challenging expenditures she considers wasteful or excessive. In her first term, she questioned then-Mayor Ray Nagin’s sanitation contracts, which current Mayor Mitch Landrieu renegotiated. Head shares many of Landrieu’s goals, but she has not hesitated to disagree with him when she feels his proposals need improvement. Although we generally support Landrieu’s reform agenda, we believe every mayor needs a counterbalance on the City Council. Head fills that role well. Above all, Head has been ultra-responsive to constituents’ questions and requests for help. As an at-large council member, Head will bring her abundant energy and focus to bear on behalf of all citizens. We therefore recommend our readers in New Orleans elect Stacy Head to the atlarge seat on the council this Saturday.

For Jefferson Tax Renewals Jefferson Parish voters go to the polls this Saturday to decide the fate of two parishwide tax renewals and a handful of local elections and referenda. One proposition would renew a quarter-cent sales tax dedicated to law enforcement. The other would renew a 9-mill property tax for public education. We recommend our readers in Jefferson Parish approve both measures. We take no position on the other ballot issues and elections in Jefferson. Although levied and collected by the parish sheriff’s office, the quarter-cent sales tax benefits all local law enforcement agencies in Jefferson. The tax generates more than $18 million a year, most (approximately $14 million) of which goes to the sheriff’s office. Revenues generated within Jefferson’s municipalities are dedicated to local police departments. Sheriff Newell Normand has been a good steward of the sales tax revenues. He has used the funds to hire more deputies and increase their salaries — and to upgrade communications systems and help fund criminal justice system facilities. Thanks in large measure to

revenues generated by the tax, Jefferson residents enjoy a relatively low crime rate and fast response times when they call for help. The short response time is even more remarkable in light of the fact that parish deputies get more than 320,000 calls for assistance annually. This is not a new or increased tax, but merely a continuation of an existing tax. If renewed, the tax would become permanent. That’s a good idea, as crime is not a “temporary” problem in any community. The Jefferson Parish School Board’s 9-mill property tax proposition likewise is not a new or increased tax. If approved by voters on Saturday, the tax rate would remain as it is now for another 10 years. First approved in 2003 to finance teacher pay raises, the millage generates about $28 million a year. Jefferson Parish has one of the state’s lowest levels of property taxation for public schools — and by far the lowest in the metro area — at just 22.91 mills. The owner of a home valued at $200,000 by the assessor would pay slightly more than $110 a year as a result of the tax. This is a small amount to pay as an investment in public education. Jefferson Parish has a largely new school board and a new, reform-minded interim superintendent in James Meza Jr. The new board and superintendent already have tightened the system’s fiscal belt in the face of declining enrollments and budget squeezes. Cost-cutting measures include revamping the central administration and closing several schools. If voters fail to extend the millage, the $28 million reduction in local revenues would compound a troublesome budget forecast calling for $25 million in cuts already. School system CFO Robert Fulton says failure to renew the millage could mean laying off nearly 400 teachers — a truly disastrous turn for the system’s 46,500 students. If approved on Saturday, the extended millage would continue to finance teacher pay — and help pay for expanded early childhood education and extended-day initiatives. Both are essential to long-term improvements in public education, which is why the Jefferson Chamber has endorsed the millage renewal. There’s no cheap way to improve public education. The new board and new superintendent have earned the public’s trust so far, and we believe voters should respond by continuing to invest in the parish’s public schools by renewing the 9-mill property tax on Saturday. Above all, we hope voters in Orleans and Jefferson will take the time to vote in Saturday’s special elections.


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Ory was born on Christmas Day 1886 and grew up on the Woodland Plantation in LaPlace. His father was white and of French ancestry and his mother was AfroSpaniard and Native American. On the plantation, Ory and his friends played music on homemade instruments. By 1910, Ory had bought a real trombone and moved to New Orleans, eventually

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here may be a special interest or two behind the curtain, but Gov. Bobby Jindal is clearly the guy pulling the strings and turning the wheels when it comes to the latest attempt to change Louisiana’s pension laws. If Jindal were not so heavily involved, it’s doubtful the issue would have the momentum it has — and you can bet he’ll take credit if any kind of retirement reform passes legislative muster. The governor accepted several alterations to his retirement proposals last week, just days before some of them were scheduled to be heard in the Senate and House retirement committees. Chief among the changes was one that made sure the proposed reforms would apply to Jindal. Earlier versions exempted statewide elected officials, which caused quite a stir and gave some traction to critics of Jindal’s proposals. But besides the governor, who else is involved in the push to rewrite the retirement rules for public employees in Louisiana? If you believe the National Public Pension Coalition, which has voiced opposition to Jindal’s plan, it’s the so-called “one percenters.”


Here’s what the group says about Louisiana’s plan and others like it around the country: “These public pension-cutting plans come at the very time politicians (who receive world-class benefits themselves) have teamed up with Wall Street-aligned groups … to malign and scapegoat America’s firefighters, police officers, teachers and nurses in hopes of filling budgeting shortfalls caused by Wall Street greed and corporate malfeasance.” Jindal’s plan would boost public employees’ retirement age to 67, calculate benefits based on five years of salary rather than three, increase employee retirement contributions from 8 percent to 11 percent of base pay, and create a cash balance retirement plan (for new employees only), which is more akin to a 401K plan than the “defined benefit” that state workers now get. Perhaps Wall Streeters would benefit from this plan, but with so many changes already — and possibly more to come — it’s difficult to tell who’ll really win. What’s more certain is the role of groups like the American Legislative Exchange

Council (ALEC) and State Budget Solutions. According to sources close to the process, representatives from both groups traveled to Louisiana last month to break bread at Prejean’s with House Retirement Chairman Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell, and Senate Retirement Chairman Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas. Founded in 1973, ALEC promotes conservative principles like “free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty.” While its voting membership consists exclusively of elected state legislators, other members hail from companies like Pfizer and ExxonMobil. Bringing such interests to the policy table has drawn criticism for ALEC, but its influence can’t be disputed. Roughly 200 of the group’s “model” bills become law each year, such as Arizona’s controversial immigration law. In an email to Louisiana lawmakers, representatives from ALEC and State Budget Solutions, a conservative-leaning nonprofit, suggested parroting the successful retirement reform efforts adopted in Utah in 2010. The “lessons learned in Utah” included: • “Ask hard questions, demand data.” • “Be hypothesis-driven/avoid ideology.” • “Be kind, polite and responsive.”

• “Keep moving forward.” • “Demand comprehensive, longterm financial modeling from pension actuaries.” • “Reality is not negotiable; let the data do the work.” • “Future employees are not an effective lobbying force, so if nothing else, change future plans.” • “Know the details and you will own the issue.” If you hear a mix of these mantras during the retirement debates, there’s a good chance it’s part of a strategy that was crafted by many hands — even if only the hands of our governor are visible. At the end of the day, the biggest influencers may be the 60,000 members of the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS). More than any other group, they stand to gain or lose the most, depending on how you interpret Jindal’s plan. But if they manage to stick together and stay focused, their collective voice could become the loudest mantra of all. Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist in Baton Rouge. Email him at jeremy@; follow him on Twitter: @alfordwrites.

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The Equalizer ayor Mitch Landrieu made it official last week when he formally endorsed Cynthia Willard-Lewis in the special election for Arnie Fielkow’s old at-large seat on the City Council. His nod to Willard-Lewis had been expected for weeks. He’s backing her for several reasons. As he mentioned in his endorsement speech to Willard-Lewis’ supporters at the New orleans Healing Center in the Faubourg Marigny, he wants another “partner” on the council, particularly in this all-important at-large seat. The two at-large council members take turns serving as council president, and the president appoints committee members and committee chairs. More than ever, the work of the council — as in most legislative bodies — is done in committee. Having someone he can count on with that kind of power is important to an activist mayor like Landrieu. Willard-Lewis’ opponent, District B Councilwoman stacy Head, is also a reformer, but she’s not an automatic Landrieu vote. she’s just as likely to question his budgets, his contracts and his appointments as she did former mayor

Ray Nagin’s. Landrieu, who can get testy when challenged, would prefer a softer touch in the presiding officer’s chair — though he took care not to say anything critical of Head during and after his endorsement of Willard-Lewis. Landrieu’s endorsement also repays a political debt. During his racially charged (though not by him) 2006 campaign against Nagin, Landrieu needed all the black support he could get. Willard-Lewis, who is black, went door-to-door for him — and with him — in her district. A seasoned pol like Landrieu doesn’t forget that. on matters of race, Landrieu also needs to shore up his base in the black community right now. A succession of scandals at NoPD — from indictments to controversial shootings of black civilians — has understandably put many African-American citizens on edge politically. As mayor, it’s part of Landrieu’s job to assure them that City Hall is not ignoring their concerns. And, of course, the history of “power sharing” or electing one white and one black at-large council member likewise factors into this election and Landrieu’s decision. He said even before qualifying opened that he hoped Fielkow would

Both candidates will be doing all they can to remind — and motivate — their voters to go to the polls on Saturday. be succeeded by a qualified AfricanAmerican. Those are the mayor’s principal reasons for backing Willard-Lewis. The big question now is, in this final week of the campaign, what’s the impact of his endorsement? I doubt that Landrieu will change many minds. Most if not all New orleans voters already know which candidate they prefer — but most will not take the time to go vote this saturday. That’s not to say Landrieu’s endorsement is meaningless. Far from it. I think it equalizes things.

until last week, Head held a slight advantage in the polls. Moreover, given the historically higher turnout among white voters, many felt the race was hers to lose. Landrieu’s enthusiastic support of WillardLewis gives her campaign some needed momentum, some traction, particularly in light of Head’s fundraising advantage. Head outspent Willard-Lewis by a margin of more than 11-1 in the primary. But Willard-Lewis is one of those unusual candidates who defies the conventional wisdom about money and politics. she garnered 34 percent of the vote in the primary with just $25,000. Head raised nearly $300,000 and got 43 percent. obviously Willard-Lewis has a deep reservoir of support that money doesn’t affect. And with turnout likely to be less than 15 percent — maybe barely 10 percent — the deciding factor in this contest will be turnout. Both candidates will be doing all they can this week to remind — and motivate — their voters to go to the polls on saturday. If nothing else, Landrieu gave WillardLewis’ base a reminder last week. In doing so, he may have neutralized Head’s fundraising edge and equalized both candidates’ chances.

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“New Orleans looked wonderful, as it always does. It is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, although how the people who live there manage to make it so remains a mystery to me.” — John Kennedy Toole, in a letter to friend Joel L. Fletcher “I dust a bit,” Ignatius told the policeman. “In addition, I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.” — From A Confederacy of Dunces


“Southern literature,” and whatever those notions encompass, Toole’s world probably wasn’t it. Harper Lee and Eudora Welty’s depictions of small Southern-town life would have been instantly recognizable to any New York publisher, as would Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner’s Grand Guignol stories, or Tennessee Williams’ many neurotic magnolias in yellowing lace. Toole’s blue-collar Yats, Black Pearl porters and Irish Channel biddies were none of these. And then there was Ignatius himself, a grand comic figure who was the polar opposite of witty, epigrammatic comic-novel characters like P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. In those more staid days, “serious” literature, even serious comic literature, didn’t concern itself with someone like a slobbus gloriosus French Quarter hot dog vendor, who sat in his bedrooms penning a “lengthy indictment against our century” — when he wasn’t jerking off, screaming at the neighbors or watching teen dance shows. John Updike this wasn’t. And lucky us for that. Anyone familiar with Confederacy has probably heard of the book’s long strange path to publication, which almost didn’t come to pass after Toole committed suicide in 1969 at the age of 31. A few years later, his mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole, determined that her son’s manuscript would see print, and spent years trying to interest a variety of publishers. When that went nowhere, she got the “badly smeared, scarcely readable carbon” into the hands of Covington writer Walker Percy, whose own masterpiece, The Moviegoer, had won the National Book Award a few years earlier. Percy, who was teaching at Loyola University when Thelma Toole buttonholed him on campus, was understandably unenthusiastic about reading the manuscript she proferred. But read it he did, dazzled he was. Thelma Toole had her vindication. Percy


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spent several years himself trying to interest a publisher. Confederacy was ultimately published in 1980 by Louisiana State University (LSU) Press to acclaim. A year later, it became the first novel by a university press to capture the Pulitzer Prize — sending Thelma Toole into a twilight career as the “mother of the book,” turning her into a minor New Orleans celebrity. Butterfly in the Typewriter is the third book that attempts to parse Toole’s short and extraordinary life. In 2011, LSU Press published Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole, a perplexing and ultimately frustrating attempt at biography that relied heavily upon his


letters, especially extensive reprints of his 1960s correspondence with Robert Gottlieb, the Simon & Schuster editor who had initially expressed interest in publishing Confederacy while Toole was still alive. Gottlieb and Toole exchanged many letters, many of which were reproduced verbatim by the authors of Ignatius Rising, Rene Pol Nevils and Deborah George Hardy. In Butterfly, MacLauchlin asserts the authors didn’t have Gottlieb’s permission to publish them. Ignatius Rising had other problems, including a complete disinterest in the plot of Confederacy; many of the book’s memorable characters were given glancing mention or no mention at all. Toole’s life growing up in New Orleans was also given short shrift, as was his stint at New York’s Columbia University. The authors After Toole's suicide, his were more interested in People mother Thelma sought magazine-style pop psychology for years to have her than examining his bizarre family son s manuscript publife. (MacLauchlin sums up their lished, only to meet with approach, accurately, as depicting rejection after rejection. “Toole as a man suffering from an Eventually she got it Oedipal complex, suppressed hointo the hands of writer mosexuality, alcoholism, madness and an appetite for promiscuity.”) Walker Percy, who Nevils and Hardy decided helped shepherd it into Toole was most certainly gay and print. Nearly 20 years enjoyed the company of male after it was written, A prostitutes, buttressing their arguConfederacy of Dunces ment almost completely on the won the Pulitzer Prize testimony of a man who claimed he’d picked up Toole in 1967 — for fiction. but he hadn’t known who Toole was until more than a decade later, when he saw the author’s photo on the Confederacy dust jacket. The authors didn’t even comprehend New Orleans. In describing Thelma Toole’s blue-collar upbringing in the Faubourg Marigny, they refer to it as “a lovely, exclusive area of wide, shady streets.” Mrs. Toole lived on Elysian Fields Avenue just off St. Claude Avenue, across the street from the ruins of the old Schwegmann market, just a few houses down from what is now Gene’s Po-Boys. Exclusive? In 2011, after I published a critical review of Ignatius Rising, an old friend of Toole’s contacted me by mail. Joel L. Fletcher had known Toole well, and was one of the old friends who had rallied around Toole’s mother Thelma in her last years, driving her to appointments and taking down some of her memories via tape recorder. (Thelma Toole told a reporter from the now-defunct New Orleans paper Figaro that Fletcher would be writing her biography, which was news to him.) Fletcher was a Lafayette native whose father was the president of the University of Southwest Louisiana (USL, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Toole was teaching there in 1960 when the men met and became friends, and Fletcher had remained close to Toole and his mother until she died in August 1984. Fletcher said he had cooperated with Nevils and Hardy when they requested an interview and follow-ups, but loathed their finished book. A subsequent phone conversation with Fletcher, who was now an art dealer in Virginia, convinced me he wasn’t a crank, but a man outraged by what he saw as a shabbily researched, tabloidish PAGE 20

Confe deracy of Titles Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces By Cory MacLauchlin. Da Capo Press, 2012

A Confederacy of Dunces By John Kennedy Toole. LSU Press, 1980

Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole By Rene Pol Nevils and Deborah George Hardy. LSU Press, 2001

Ken & Thelma: The Story of A Confederacy of Dunces By Joel L. Fletcher. Pelican Publishing, 2005


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treatment of a family he’d known well. He insisted Toole never had to “practice” his repartee, as the authors had suggested; was no more a drunkard than the average New Orleanian, and had always found his friend more asexual than anything else. (MacLauchlin draws no conclusion on that score.) Other Toole family friends, including John Geiser, an Uptown man who knew “Kenny” throughout his life — the two attended their first day of school together, and Geiser later served as executor of Thelma Toole’s estate — shared opinions closer to those of Fletcher than those of Nevils and Hardy. Four years later, Fletcher published his own book, Ken & Thelma: The Story of A Confederacy of Dunces, filled Toole was drafted with interesting tales like the time he into the Army in escorted Thelma to the early 1960s. New York to appear He wrote much of with Tom Snyder A Confederacy of on his late-night Dunces while he talk show. (Rarely was stationed in unsure of herself, Thelma gave advice Puerto Rico, where to Anthony Quinn he taught English. backstage before He committed suicide the show.) Still: in 1969. His book “This is a memoir, was published postnot a biography,” humously in 1980. Fletcher cautioned. “A good biography of John Kennedy Toole is yet to be written.”


Whatever Fletcher, Geiser and Toole’s other friends might think of Butterfly in the Typewriter, it’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive biography, given the circumstances. Much of the extant material on Toole and Confederacy has already been pored over and printed in other books and magazine articles; those of his friends who are still living have been interviewed. MacLauchlin takes those facts, finds others and draws new threads and connections between them. Some reviewers puzzled over the end of Confederacy, in which Ignatius rides out of New Orleans across the swamps in the back of his girlfriend’s tiny Renault, fleeing “white supremacists, Protestants, or worse,” bound for New York. Why the lighting out for the Manhattan territories? MacLauchlin finds many clues in Toole’s collegiate career; Toole studied at Columbia (twice) and taught classes at Hunter College, where he met the girls who became the models for Ignatius’ girlfriend, Myrna Minkoff. Toole is presented as a good friend, a sharp wit and an uncanny mimic who could copy the speech patterns and turns of phrase of just about anyone he encountered, a skill on great display in the pages of Confederacy. Much of the humor in the book comes from Toole’s incredible dialogue; even critics who complained that Confederacy was more a series of scenarios than a linear plot found little fault with his use of language, and Butterfly traces the origins of Toole’s encounters with the real people who became characters in his book. Not only is funny not easy — comedy and comic writing often doesn’t wear well from generation to generation, and it’s a testament to Toole’s talent that Confederacy is as hilarious today as it must have been nearly 50 years ago. MacLauchlin is clear-eyed when it comes to Toole the man. He includes some contemptuously racist letters Toole wrote during his Army years while stationed in Puerto Rico, and chronicles his descent into paranoid schizophrenia. Mental illness ran in both sides of his family, and after he failed to get Confederacy published his mind began to decline. He became convinced an acquaintance had stolen his unpublished masterpiece and published it as his own. In his last years, back home teaching at Dominican High School, Toole believed his students were stalking him, and asked a friend if he thought it

possible that the government had implanted something in his brain. Also getting her warts-and-all due here: Thelma Toole. She considered her son a great genius (indeed, he received a full scholarship to Tulane University and graduated from Columbia University with honors after just one year’s study), and never wavered in the belief that he had produced a masterpiece. When it didn’t get published, clearly the dunces were in confederacy against her son and, later, her. In her later years, after she had been forced to move back from Uptown to reduced circumstances on Elysian Fields Avenue, Thelma became even more eccentric, a grande dame in bedroom slippers and white gloves who made personal appearances where she reminisced about her son and sang songs. MacLauchlin acknowledges all this, even as he makes the point: For all her aggravations and affectations, Thelma Toole was no fool. She had been a popular teacher of elocution, music and theater, and she’d had the smarts not only to recognize the talent in her son’s tattered manuscript, but to get it published. She deserved better than to be remembered as a camp figure, and in this book she’s presented as a woman in whole. One thing MacLauchlin doesn’t touch, though, is Confederacy’s ending and Ignatius’ leave-taking of New Orleans. The biographer makes it clear that Toole’s relationship with New York City was nearly as complicated as his relationship with his hometown. Could it be that Confederacy was left open-ended with an eye toward a sequel? The thought of Ignatius Reilly lumbering through New York in the turbulent mid-1960s, laying waste to the bohemians of Greenwich Village and the serious liberals of the Upper East Side, would have made a hell of a follow-up. Since John Kennedy Toole is gone, let’s hope nobody ever writes it.

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pretty much Sean White wherever they mans the bar would let me. at Siberia. After a couple years of that … PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER the partners and I found this place, and we just decided to go with it.” Moving a previously established crowd to a new venue helped the team get off to an energized start. Originally they stuck with the basics — Russell describes their bar as a “beer-and-shot kind of place” — but being on firmer footing has brought such developments as Champagne in a can, wine in actual glasses and free happy hour shows on weekends. Most significant, the bar has transformed its pre-existing cooking area into a Slavic-themed kitchen. Inspired by the serendipity of the bar’s name and a friend’s Eastern European-style pop-up restaurant, the kitchen is open every night except Tuesdays and features pierogies and other edibles from far-flung parts of the former Soviet bloc. “There’s nowhere else to get stuff like that around town,” Russell says. “I think that’s the best way when you’re trying something new, to offer something you can’t get anywhere else.” It’s a stance taken by many St. Claude and Bywater business owners, who have transformed the neighborhood into one the city’s more exciting places to eat ethnic food with a cocktail in hand. “Every day there’s a new building for rent, or a new store going in; it’s pretty nuts,” Russell says. “I think it’s just kind of beginning, too. We’ll see what happens over here in the next few years.”


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n the newly revitalized St. Claude corridor, nightspot and music venue Siberia (2227 St. Claude Ave., 2658855) definitely has a niche to fill, though your perception of that niche might vary depending on the night you visit. “[We’ll have] 100 headbangers in here one night, a bunch of kids shaking their ass to Katey Red the next night,” owner Matthew Russell says. “To see the transitions from night to night is pretty hilarious.” Russell and his partners Meghann McCracken, Daphne Loney and Luke Allen opened Siberia last spring. Since then, the bar has transitioned from mostly metal and punk bookings to a more diverse slate of acts as groups put in bids to play in one of the city’s most eyebrow-raising venues. The curious ambience is part hipster haven, part dive bar, part question mark. Pieces from Loney’s taxidermy collection, including a resplendent game bird and an antler horn chandelier, adorn the walls and ceiling. Other objets include a life-size cardboard cutout of Lil Wayne, vintage video games and an enormous dilapidated mirror framing the back of the bar. But aside from being a repository for Marigny/Bywater oddities, Siberia functions as a more permanent home for the operations of Russell’s former production company, 86 Productions. Russell is a New Jersey native who stuck around New Orleans after college to play music and produce shows, and Siberia happened when one good night led to another … and another. “I started booking shows after Katrina because there really wasn’t anyone doing anything,” he says. “I was doing stuff at the Saturn Bar, Hi-Ho, AllWays, the Saint,



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n the way that Spanish names like Romero and Rodrigue are considered Cajun around here, you can eat pork empanadas and fish prepared a la plancha at Borgne without questioning its claim to being a Louisiana seafood restaurant. There is a Spanish theme at Borgne, the latest eatery from chef John Besh, but it is so deliciously caught up with local tradition that dining here feels much closer to Bucktown than Barcelona. It’s also full of creative reinterpretations of those traditions, a refreshing reminder that Creole cuisine has many influences. So shrimp fritters, a fishing camp favorite, get a spicy, garlicky Asian sambal sauce and tuna — bronze-crusted and otherwise raw — is sliced over a pickled artichoke salad that could go on a muffuletta. It is fun to sample through the menu, and crafting it was probably fun for Brian Landry. Previously executive chef at Galatoire’s, overseeing a famously unchanging Creole menu, Landry joined Besh as a partner in Borgne, which they opened in January inside the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Like its host hotel, this restaurant is huge and has a sleek, modern design. Though pricey, it’s also quite casual, with bare tables, colorful chalkboard art and as much focus on beer as wine. Order a canned microbrew and it arrives in its own coozie. In preparing for Borgne, Landry spent a month in the Canary Islands, the Spanish holding that gave Louisiana its Isleno population during the colonial era. That explains an appetizer of warm goat cheese topped with hazelnuts and a pesto-like mojo verde,


In a sense, the restaurant Gabrielle (438 Henry Clay Ave., 899-6500; www. is back. In another sense, the Uptowner events hall is back, serving the food of Gabrielle to anyone who wants to book a table. Technically speaking — and technicalities have had a lot of sway on the long-running attempt to recreate Gabrielle — this business remains a reception hall, but in practice, customers can use it like a normal restaurant. Chef/proprietor Greg Sonnier explains that when you make a reservation here you sign a contract for service, and that contract could stipulate dinner for one or dinner for 100. “We tell people ‘you’re renting out this table and this little bit of the dining room,’” Sonnier says. At that table, diners can order dishes that fans of Gabrielle and Sonnier’s cooking will recognize at once — among them, roasted duck in orange-sherry sauce, barbecue shrimp pie and oysters Gabie, a version of Italian-style baked oysters. This is the latest in the long-running saga of plans by Sonnier and wife Mary to reopen Gabrielle, closed since HurpaGe 27

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each part of which is a Canary Islands specialty. He also brings in the islands’ own regional spin on Spanish-style fish a la plancha, which is griddled and finished with olive oil, garlic and parsley. Landry uses this to great effect on drum with pecans and crabmeat, revving up that Creole menu standby. “Fish in a bag” is his take on the classic en papillote preparation, and if you’ve ever opened that parchment elsewhere to find a stew-like mess of overcooked fish, this version is redemption. The sheepshead was firm and flavored with caramelized onion and fennel and crab butter napped along with it inside the bag. Crabmeat stuffing and lemon butter erupts from the flounder, which is served whole and head-on in an impressive, platterfilling presentation. When you’re about halfway done, flip it over and the unadorned bottom tastes even better, having absorbed juices previously above it. I wish restraint had won out with the pompano, a singularly fine fish that gets obscured here by a deconstructed romesco sauce with its cascade of almonds, hazelnuts and super-oily croutons. Borgne doesn’t seem like the place to stray from seafood, but the $10 lunch specials are worthy detours. In fact, you should plan a visit around Wednesday’s rabbit sausage with orecchiette and broccoli rabe in a slurpable sauce somewhere between broth and rabbit gravy. Rabbit is popular in the Canary Islands, it turns out, but a dish this good can make a home for itself anywhere.

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ast year, chef John Besh started his Chefs Move! program, which provides a yearlong scholarship for minority students from the New Orleans area to attend the French Culinary Institute in New York. The program is intended to spark new opportunities for aspiring minority chefs and prepare new leaders for the New Orleans culinary scene. In addition to tuition, the scholarship pays for housing, travel and equipment, provides job-placement assistance while recipients are studying in New York and includes a paid, eight-week internship at a Besh Restaurant Group property in New Orleans. Chefs Move! is providing two scholarships for 2012. The application deadline is April 30. Visit for details. Syrena Johnson is the program’s first scholarship recipient. The 21-year-old New Orleans native had been working in local restaurants since she was 16 and was enrolled in the jobs-training program at the nonprofit Liberty’s Kitchen (422 S. Broad St., 822-4011; when she won the Chefs Move! scholarship. She moved to New York in November to begin her culinary training. Gambit reached her by email. What has been the most exciting part of the program for you? johnson: Everything. I especially appreciate the opportunity to tell my story. Through this scholarship, I feel like I now have a voice to change things in my community. My days are busy and very productive. I work at Lincoln Restaurant three days a week, go to school at (the French Culinary Institute) the other three days of the week, and I just started wine-tasting classes with Kevin Zraly (founder of the Windows on the World Wine School).

What do you look forward to the most in the future? j: I look forward to seeing just how good I can become as a chef, what I will accomplish and how many people I’ll help along the way. Has your experience so far changed your views on your career or about this line of work? j: Absolutely. I never thought about having a career in the culinary industry, because I knew I couldn’t afford (culinary school). When I first started out in kitchens, it was just a job to me, but now I know I can have a successful career in this field.

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Dat Dog (5030 Freret St., 899-6883; has moved into new digs just across the street from its former address, transforming a oncerundown service station into what now looks like a hot dog beer garden. Dat Dog opened early in 2011, serving a simple menu of hot dogs, sausages and fries. It was one of a slew of new eateries to emerge on Freret that year, establishing the historic but long-neglected commercial corridor as a new restaurant row. The place was a hit from the start, and it soon became clear that the tiny, hole-in-a-wall storefront chosen by proprietors Skip Murray and Constantine Georges was too small for the response. Just a handful of people could eat inside the building, with others vying for a few sidewalk tables when the weather allowed. You enter the new Dat Dog through a roll-up garage door to find a much larger and more comfortable dining area, but the majority of the seating is outside at a profusion of umbrella-topped tables. New: a bar serving draft beer, wine and house-made sodas.

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The now-international company behind Ruth’s Chris Steak House famously got its start on North Broad Street in 1965 when a Tulane lab tech named Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy the old Chris Steakhouse. That company moved its headquarters to the Orlando, Fla., area right after Hurricane Katrina, but its local roots still run deep. This month is the 40th anniversary of its Metairie location (3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600;, the company’s first expansion. To mark the milestone, the Metairie restaurant is serving a fourcourse anniversary wine dinner on April 22. The menu includes a few vintage dishes no longer normally offered on the Ruth’s Chris menu — including tomato salad and white chocolate bread pudding — and wine pairings for each course. Those wines include a 1972 Robert Mondavi cabernet sauvignon in honor of the year the restaurant opened. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and costs $125 per person, plus tax and tip.

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Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “In time, the practice of using toys to market junk food will seem as inappropriate and anachronistic as lead paint, child labor and asbestos.” — Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, quoted in a recent Reuters story about a class-action lawsuit his nutrition advocacy group proposed against McDonald’s. The group accused the fast food giant of unfairly using toys in its Happy Meals to lure children into its restaurants. A California judge dismissed the suit earlier this month.

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Sneak into the kitchen of Dooky Chase Restaurant (2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535) on any given weekday and you’ll probably see Leah Chase chopping vegetables or completing one of her classic Creole dishes. Later this month, you’ll be able to see her doing the same on the walls of the New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collin Diboll Circle, 658-4100; and there is a gala where the fruit of those labors will be on the plates. NOMA opens its leah chase: paintings by Gustave Blache iii exhibit on April 24, and the night before, the museum hosts a gala to preview the show and honor its subject, the indefatigable chef, restaurateur and culinary icon. Chase, 89, remains a constant presence in the dining room and kitchen of Dooky Chase. That’s where artist Gustave Blache observed her for a series of 20 portraits to be featured at the exhibit. One work titled cutting squash was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. “The images captured in the Chase series depict the less glamorous but essential aspects of the restaurant business,” says Miranda Lash, NOMA’s curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. “Wearing her signature pink cap, you see Leah cutting vegetables, pouring oysters, even washing dishes. The process of cooking is elevated to its rightful status, as a work of art itself.” The April 23 gala features a preview of the exhibition and the inauguration of the Leah Chase Art Purchase Fund, which the museum will use to acquire work by African-American artists for its permanent collection. Chase is catering the gala, which begins at 6 p.m. at NOMA. Tickets start at $75. Visit for details.

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BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — The 10-oz. Bayou burger is served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 304-5757; — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed poboys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www. — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ZADDIE’S TAVERN — 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 832-0830 — Zaddie’s serves burgers, alligator sausage, boudin, tamales and meat or crawfish pies. Thursday’s steak night features a filet mignon and sides for $15. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S BBQ GRILL — 3244 Severn Ave., Metairie, 322-2544; — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled or jerk chicken. Sides include smoked beans and Caribbean rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

CAFE CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; — The cafe serves breakfast items like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toast or an English muffin. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more, including the popular cochon de lait panini. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CREOLE PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 5811112; — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www. — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERt ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, gelato, salads, soups and sandwiches like the Caprese panino, which combines mozzarella, pesto, Creole tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONtEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 5254455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak brus-

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines. com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers signature dishes including oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 3097335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demiglace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade, and roasted duck breast with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; www. — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. The Paddlewheel pork loin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

DELI 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; page 30


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SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$

SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves burgers, po-boys, Reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks, fries with cheese or gravy, corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www. — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www. — 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. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 2620750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; — 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., 8949797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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

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ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with Thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www. — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www. — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 2673263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; www. — 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. $$ K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include

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


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

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — This surf shack serves CaliforniaMexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — 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 late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $



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

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BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT — 636 Franklin St., Gretna, 301-3166; www.braxtonsnola. com — Braxton’s serves a mix of salads, po-boys, deli sandwiches and 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. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are page 33

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ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www. — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

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optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 3021133; — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy. com — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner

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

SEAFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$




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ingredient, its temperature also must be exactly right. Jiro has an apprentice massage octopus for 45 minutes to tenderize it to precisely the texture he wants. “Jiro feels that sushi is misunderstood,” Gelb says. “There’s so much to learn about the balance between the fish and the rice in order to get to the true essence of the fish — the ‘umami,’ where barriers melt away.” With his fame, Jiro could open a chain of restaurants, or just find a larger single one, but that is not his goal. At 85 years old, he still pursues perfection. In the opening of the film, he says that a young person must choose a profession and then endlessly seek to master it — a path that for him has been both simply focused and endlessly challenging. That theme sheds light on the struggles of his sons. Yoshikazu works at Sukiyabashi Jiro and for 30 years has lived in the shadow of his father’s reputation. One food critic says he will have to be twice as good just to be considered his father’s equal. A younger son opened a related sushi restaurant, and though expectations are great, he won’t have to bear the pressures of taking over Sukiyabashi Jiro. FilmOrama includes many films about rare figures and talents. The opening film is Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, which follows the Broadway star at 90 years old, still performing. We Have a Pope is a feature about a cardinal who is unexpectedly elected to the papacy and has a nervous breakdown. Girl Model is a documentary following Russian teens from the most remote reaches of Siberia who aspire

to become supermodels in Japan. Jiro Dreams of Sushi chronicles the work of the Marley revisits the career of Bob world’s top sushi chef. Marley and includes interviews PHOTO COuRTeSY OF with associates not previously MAGNOlIA PICTuReS interviewed as well as family members and fellow musicians FilmOrama (see review on page 43). Gregory APR Crewdson: Brief Encounters The Prytania Theexamines the cinematic approach atre, 5339 Prytania THRu art photographer Crewdson uses St., 891-2787; to capture his emotionally powerwww.neworleansful images. Among the foreign films in the Tickets $11, $10 festival are a couple of Japanese New Orleans Film cult classics. House offers a surSociety members real and schlocky mix of Japanese cutesiness and horror-gore, and Battle Royale is a dystopic precursor to The Hunger Games. French films include The Conquest, about president Nicolas Sarkozy, which was the first French film made and released about a current president. The British film Kill List is a thriller about a soldier who comes home from war and becomes a hitman. Several filmmakers will attend screenings. Gelb will attend the Thursday, April 26, screening of Jiro. For the full schedule of films and links to trailers visit the New Orleans Film Society website.



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hile filming his profile of Jiro Ono, who is touted as the world’s greatest sushi chef, David Gelb applied an appropriate guideline. “I asked myself, ‘What would Jiro do?’” Gelb says. Though he is internationally renowned and his restaurant earned three Michelin stars, the Zen-like 85-year-old Jiro humbly goes about his pursuit of perfection in a restaurant more about craft than business. Gelb modeled his own tightly focused film on Jiro’s purist approach. The result is a strangely compelling documentary about one man’s lifelong journey and fulfillment. The acclaimed film Jiro Dreams of Sushi is one of the documentaries and features in the New Orleans Film Society’s FilmOrama, a slate of 21 movies that turn the Prytania Theatre into a multiplex for a week (April 20-26), offering a large selection of choices before the summer blockbuster season arrives. While American TV is full of shows about celebrity chefs, cooking competitions and over-the-top presentations of food, Jiro’s restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro is of another world — one that’s particularly Japanese in its reverence for simplicity and purity. Although it is in the Ginza district, one of Tokyo’s most expensive and glamorous shopping hubs, it is actually located below ground in a tunnel coming from a subway station (Jiro prefers the air conditioning’s constant temperature and humidity, Gelb says in an interview). A meal typically costs at least 30,000 yen (roughly $375), but the place doesn’t even have its own restrooms. In fact, there are only enough seats for 10 diners. Reservations must be made at least one month in advance, and the only items served are pieces of nigiri sushi (fish on top of rice) individually created at the bar by Jiro or his eldest son Yoshikazu. A meal consists of roughly 20 pieces, progressing from lighter to richer ingredients, and the event lasts from 30 to 45 minutes. It’s fine dining’s fast food. What makes Jiro’s sushi tops is his intense focus on the minute aspects of his food. He buys fish from Tokyo’s renowned Tsukiji fish market, a massive operation full of specialists, where many fishmongers deal in just one or two species of fish or shellfish. Jiro perfected his rice both in texture and the temperature at which he serves it. As he prepares each


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AllWays Lounge — wasted lives, 10 Blue Nile — ed barrett & Chris lavender, 10 BMC — Carolyn broussard, 5; eudora evans & Deep soul, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — tommy malone & bill malchow, 8; Hackensaw boys, 10:30 The Cove at UNO — big sam williams, 7 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason marsalis, 8 Louisiana Music Factory — Ken Colyer trust party feat. Kid simmons’ new orleans Jazz band, 6

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The Maison — gregory agid Quartet, 6; magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mimi’s in the Marigny — michael Hebert, 8 Old U.S. Mint — 52nd street Jazz band, 3 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Siberia — fens, blind texas marlin, Hillbilly Hotel, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — miguel Zenon, 8 & 10 Tipitina’s — Charles bradley & his extraordinaires, 8 Tulane University Dixon Hall — nicholas payton, 4 UNO Lakefront Arena — godsmack, staind, Halestorm, 6:30

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Lafayette Square — theresa andersson, mia borders, 5 The Maison — Drew Calhoun, 6; Upstarts, 9 Old U.S. Mint — Jim Hession, noon; U.s. Coast guard Jazz Combo, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Chairlift, nite Jewel, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran, topsy Chapman & palm Court Jazz band feat. sammy rimington, 7 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — swing-aroux, 8:30 Siberia — the Honorable south, the sideshow tragedy, t-bird & the breaks, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Three Muses — norbert susemihl, 4:30; schatzy, 7

Old Point Bar — blues frenzy, 6:30; by & by string band, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Crescent City Joymakers, 7 Pavilion of the Two Sisters — John boutte, 6 Preservation Hall — paulin brothers brass band, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Detective fish, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Chris ardoin, 8:30 Saturn Bar — alex mcmurray & Chris lee, 10 Siberia — led to the grave, Crotchbreaker, endall, night, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — tricia boutte & Valeria oliveira, 8 & 10 Three Muses — tom mcDermott, 4:30; luke winslow-King, 7:30 Tipitina’s — Christopher & the Devil’s owls, 8 Vaughan’s — Kermit ruffins & the barbecue swingers, 8:30

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The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Cristabel & the Johns, 7; Corporate America, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Tom McDermott & Kevin Clark, 11:30 a.m.; Riccardo Crespo, 4; Javier Guitierrez & Vivaz, 8:30 Old Point Bar — Craig Paddock, 3:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 7 Preservation Hall — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Lars Edegran, 8 The Saint — High Wolf, Chicaloyoh, 8 Siberia — King James, 5:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Camile Baudoin & the Living Rumors, 8 & 10

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In October 2010, eight months before releasing its full-length album and with just two self-released EPs to its cryptic name, Shabazz Palaces played a gig inside the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space. The innovative night-at-themuseum concert series, dubbed “One Step Beyond,” had featured the likes of Kanye West and Battles, but despite the relative lack of star power, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting act for the Rose Center’s microcosmic solar system than Shabazz Palaces — a Seattle hip-hop duo led by Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets, who appears here under the veil Palaceer Lazaro — or a Shabazz Palaces aPr more fittingly awe-inspiring arena for with !!! a telescopic ultrasound of Black Up (Sub Pop), the group’s then-gesta10 p.m. Friday tional debut. That bit of astrophysical Tipitina’s kismet is about all Butler’s two projects have 501 Napoleon Ave. in common. To say Black Up sounds nothing like the Planets’ atmospheric ’90s grooves 895-8477 is limiting — its shuddering, embolismic production sounds like nothing else in hiphop. Winding through dubstep wind tunnels and grimy U.K. garage, Butler and partner Tendai Maraire turn off the lights and rearrange the furniture: “Endeavors for Never” is stalked by creeper horns and foreboding female vocals (by Cat of new labelmate THEESatisfaction), and “Recollections of the Wraith” rotates around ruptured bass, a motherly soul sample and Butler’s recurring motif, “Clear some space out/ So we can space out.” You can almost hear it reverberating off six stories of glass, disrupting gravity and altering orbits, a universal studio/waiting room for the Big Bang soon to come. !!! headlines. Tickets $14 in advance, $15 day of show. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS




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REVIEW     Pity the poor cultural  icon, especially those no  longer with us to defend  themselves from the ravages of media saturation.  Reggae superstar Bob  Marley probably serves as  the clearest example of how  an artist’s legacy may be  obscured through the over  use of his face and music  on everything from T-shirts  to TV commercials. Marley  was an innovator, a worldwide ambassador for the  musical form he helped create and a singer/songwriter  with few equals in his time.  His mission was to communicate a straightforward  but resonant message of  unity and love that’s still held  dear by the dispossessed  in every corner of the globe. And for  Marley APR the most part, he lived up to his own  9 p.m. Sun. & Wed. ideals in a way that sets him apart from  his peers. The Prytania Theatre,  AND     There’s no shortage of books and  5339 Prytania St.,  films about Marley’s life. But before  891-2787;   director Kevin Macdonald’s new documentary Marley, the story had  never been told accurately and with the full  cooperation of those who knew him best — his family and his collaborators.  Obstacles included a shortage of archival materials from his impoverished  early days, and the rights issues stemming from the fact that he fathered 11  children by seven different mothers, and died from cancer at age 36 without  ever writing a will. But director Macdonald, who’s known for his Oscar-winning  films in both documentary (One Day in September) and narrative forms (The Last King of Scotland), had the talent and the resources to make Marley the  definitive document of a complex and extraordinary life. It screens at FilmOrama this week.     Macdonald came to the project late, after both Martin Scorsese and  Jonathan Demme had committed to directing and then backed out. With help  from Marley’s intimates, Macdonald manages to paint a balanced portrait of  a flawed human being while capturing the historic sweep of Jamaican music  and culture in the 1960s and ’70s. Nothing is sugarcoated here — Marley’s  neglected daughter Cedella and long-suffering wife and bandmate Rita are  allowed to tell their own hard-fought stories. The film repeatedly returns to  scenes of pivotal moments in Marley’s life and uses music, words and gorgeous original photography to render insignificant the lack of vintage materials. The rare concert footage is a treat, but Marley’s almost two and a half hour  running time unfortunately prevents the inclusion of extended live sequences  widely available elsewhere.     The film also finds effective ways to explain critical points such as the  rhythmic differences between reggae and the musical forms that preceded it,  and the reasons behind the political turmoil of mid-’70s Jamaica that engulfed  Marley and led to a nearly fatal attempt on his life. Most telling are connections  made between the social stigma Marley suffered in the black community for  his mixed-race background, the painful and complete rejection by his white  father, and his personal drive to overcome immense roadblocks and deliver an  enduring message of unity to the world. Try fitting that on a T-shirt.   — KEN KORMAN


Marais St., 945-0240; THE BEAT HOTEL (NR) — Alan Govenar’s documentary follows American  beat poets Allen Ginsberg,  Peter Orlovsky and Gregory  Corso in 1950s and ’60s  Paris, who fled the obscenity trials in the United States  surrounding the publication  of Ginsberg’s poem Howl  and sought sanctuary in  a cheap hotel. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; CHICO & RITA (NR) —  Fernando Trueba and Javier  Mariscal’s animated film  follows a romance between  a piano player and a singer  that takes them to Havana,  New York City, Las Vegas,  Hollywood and Paris in the  1940s and ’50s. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;

HELL AND BACK AGAIN (NR) — Danfung Dennis’  documentary follows a  Marine who, after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan, tries to readjust to life  at home. Free admission. 6 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 5699070; THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (PG) — The  documentary follows the  president of the Maldives,  a low-lying country threatened by rising sea level. Free admission. 7 p.m. Thursday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; KEYHOLE (R) — In Gay  Maddin’s dark comedy,  gangster and absent father  Ulysses Pick embarks  on an odyssey through  the house, one room at a 

THE LAST HAPPY DAY (NR) — Lynne Sachs’ documentary is a meditation  of the destructive power of  war. Sachs appears at the  screening. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; NATIONAL VELVET — Mickey Rooney and  Elizabeth Taylor star in  the 1944 drama about a  former jockey who helps  a girl prepare a horse to  race. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; THE QUORUM (NR) —  The documentary combines  oral history and rare archival materials to tell the story  of The Quorum, a 1960s  New Orleans coffeeshop  that became the frequent  target of segregationist harassment. Free admission. A discussion follows the screening. Reservations are  recommended. Email mail@  for details. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 298-3161; SCREAMING QUEENS (NR) — The Emmy Awardwinning documentary is  about a 1966 riot in San  Francisco’s impoverished  Tenderloin neighborhood. Tulane professor Red  Tremmel leads a discussion  following the screening.  Free admission. 7 p.m. Friday, Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 3142200; THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS (NR) — Based on a  series of murders in South  Australia, Justin Kurzel’s  film follows a 16-year-old  who falls into a violent  culture via his mother’s  bully boyfriend. 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 THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (NR) — Tim Wolff’s documentary tells the story of New 

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TIM AND ERIC’S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE (R) —  Cult comics Tim Heidecker  and Eric Wareheim’s (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) film follows the  pair as they’re given a billion  dollars to make a movie but  squander it. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students

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“FLOOD STREETS” BENEFIT CONCERT —  The event screens Flood Streets, a story of Bywater  bohemians rebuilding  after Hurricane Katrina,  followed by a Q&A with the  filmmakers. There also is  a raffle and performances  by Panorama Jazz Band  and Debauche. Visit www. for  details. Admission $20. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282;

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OPENING BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; — “Geishas and Courtesans,” oil paintings by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — “Mind-Scrape,” works by Masahiro Arai, through May 26. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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During his last years, my frail 90-somethingyear-old grandfather had a caretaker who had been a nurse in her native Latvia. An avid butterfly collector, she liked visiting his ramshackle house with an acre of overgrown orange trees — all that remained of his citrus farm after Winter Park, Fla., engulfed it. Butterflies were plentiful there, and the nurse’s collection was beautiful and meticulous; in tray after tray her precisely ordered specimens lay resplendent in death. It’s not fair to compare Dario Robleto’s Prelives of the Blues show to a butterfly collection, but the parallels are inescapable — and inexplicable. Most of the 24 precisely ordered and taxonomically arranged sculptures and works on paper are said to be inspired by blues, jazz and rock ’n’ roll. they take many forms. For instance, in The Minor Chords Are Ours, the minor chords contained in a 60-year-old record collection were transcribed to audio tape stretched taut to resemble thread, then wrapped around wooden spools in Mason jars. In another, a pale, iridescent drumstick crafted from glass produced by atomic bomb tests turns out to be a tribute to the late rock drummer Keith Moon, and in Will the Sun Remember At All (pictured), the glowing stellar objects are actually blown up images of stage lights copied from old record album jackets. I Wish The Ocean Sounded More Like Muddy Waters features a tracery of tiny pink seashells spelling out the name “Muddy” like thin pink icing on vanilla cake. What does any of this have to do with the blues or any other soulful music? Frankly, not much. If you want soul, go downstairs to the great thornton Dial show. the strength of Prelives resides in its oddly convoluted obsessions and meticulous arrangements of objects taken far afield from their origins. It is mostly rather dry with a near Agatha Christie-like flair for inventive twists and wry intrigue. As with Christie, most of the clues lead you astray. — D. ERIC BooKHARDt


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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; — “Game Room,” works by Michael Combs, through May 19. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “Lithographs,” works by Billy Hassell, through April 28. “Made in Louisiana,” paintings and drawings by Shirley Rabe Masinter, through May 26. MUSIC BOX. 1027 Piety St., (347) 784-5226; www. — “the Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory,” an interactive installation, through June 2. NOCCA RIVERFRONT. 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www. — “ARt.WRItE. NOW,” a travelling exhibition of student works from the Scholastic Awards, through April 27. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “Invisible Connections,” mixed media by Sheila McInerney, through April 28. PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; www. — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing.

SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Photosmith’s Quintet,” music photographs by Zack Smith, Chris Felver, Barry Kaiser, Greg Miles and Bob Compton, through June. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Perceptions,” works by Julie Robinson, through May 9. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Conversations,” collaborative mixed-media paintings by Kollabs (Anke Schofield and Luis Garcia-Nerey); “A Shallow Home,” mixed-media paintings by Daniel Minter; both through April. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8928650; — “the Basque Syndrome: An Impertinent Selection of Work,” works by Jose-Maria Cundin, through May 5. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. —

TAYLOR/BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 5270072 — “Blood Relatives,” works by Fred Stonehouse; “Drips, Drops and Ink Blots,” works by Mark Hosford; both through April. THREE RIVERS GALLERY. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 8922811; www.threeriversgallery. com — Works by Gail Glassman, through May 10. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — MFA exhibitions by Nina Schwanse and Chen Gu, through May 5.

call for artists ART MELT. Forum 35 accepts art submissions and marketplace entries for the annual Art Melt, an arts market and juried show to be held at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge on July 14. Visit www.artmelt. org or for details. Submissions deadline is June 1. COLD DRINK PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL. Du Mois Gallery, 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www.dumoisgallery. com — the gallery seeks printmakers for its annual exhibition. Visit the gallery’s website for details. Submissions deadline is May 15. FRIENDS OF THE HARBOR CENTER. Adult and student artists living in St. tammany Parish are invited to create and submit pinatas to be showcased at a gala May 5. Cash prizes also will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in adult and student categories. Call (985) 7813650 for details. Submissions deadline is Monday. MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO. the annual festival (May 18-20) seeks artists to participate in an art market during the event. Email art@ or visit for details.

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museums CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — “Spaces,” works from artist co-ops Antenna, the Front and Good Children Gallery, through June 10.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Furnishing Louisiana, 1735–1835,” an exhibition exploring early Louisiana furniture and woodworking, through June 17.

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SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Jones Hall, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. — “IlluminEAting,” photographs by Meredith Beau, through June 10. “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing. TULANE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ROOM. Jones Hall, room 205, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5000; www.tulane. edu — “the Art of Proteus,” an exhibition showcasing the krewe’s costume and float designs from 1882-1907, through May 30.

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CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit for details. 7 p.m. Monday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; — The men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

COmEDy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — The weekly showcase features special guests. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — The New Movement presents the stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

We’ve come a long way, baby! Or maybe not. Many classic Greek tragedies are built around grotesque family entanglements. So is David Caudle’s Visiting Hours, currently receiving its world premiere at Mid-City Theatre. Visiting Hours launches dysfunction into 21st century Florida — with a lesbian couple and their criminal son. The play is neither especially foul-mouthed or cynical. It’s a drama built on the feelings of real characters, and the story is credible although it echoes absurd news stories that leave you scratching 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. ApR your head. - Mid-City Theatre Marian (Becki Davis) and Beth (Tari Hohn) are longtime lovers. Marian was married previously and had a child, Paul 3540 Toulouse St. (Nick Thompson), but the father left her. 488-1460 Paul grew up, left home and has been out of touch with his lesbian parents for more than two years. We gather he’s been a small-time crook and has caused considerable trouble. Marian and Beth have gone just about broke paying his debts. Fortunately, a boozy friend, Nat (Becky Allen), took them in and they live in a garage rent-free. Into this garage walks a young woman named Shelly (Jessie Terrebonne). She’s a cheeky, punk type who seems to shift shape and identity at will. She also seems to be a con artist. Nat catches her in the garage, and Shelly offers sex in exchange for $3,000. When Marian and Beth come home, they are amazed to meet Shelly, who asks if she can stay with them. Nat wants Shelly to leave, and since she’s letting Marian and Beth stay there for free she has some leverage. The story takes a sharp turn when Shelly reveals she wants the money to pay Paul’s bail. Marian hurries off to see her son at the courthouse. In the reunion, he doesn’t exactly melt with sentiment. In fact, he’s got a hard, cynical side. He convinces his mother to use her car as collateral for bail, and he moves in with her and her partner. The garage starts to resemble a snake pit. Shelly changes her story whenever convenient, and she claims to be pregnant with Paul’s child. She lives on the edge of hysteria and easily tumbles in; at one point, she locks herself in a room and threatens to drink a bottle of drain cleaner. This lowlife group thrives on drama and part of the interest in the play is trying to pin down the characters’ real natures. They contradict each other radically. It becomes clear Paul is nearly psychopathic; he’s cruel and antisocial. He steals his mother’s money and the car she put up as collateral to secure his bail. The complexity and desperation of the tale may sound off-putting, but the scenes are well-written. Under Ann Mahoney Kadar’s direction, the excellent cast brings this dark contemporary tale to life with verve and veracity. — DAlT WONK

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COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. — local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY ROLL. Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar, 1340 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-6088; — The restaurant hosts a free stand-up comedy showcase. 9 p.m. Thursday. THE FIGHTING SPIRIT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Two teams compete in the improv comedy battle. Tickets $5. 9:30 p.m. Thursday. FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; www.maisonfrench- — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the stand-up showcase featuring New Orleans comedians. Free admission. 8 p.m. Friday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 784-0054; — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring louisiana comedians and live music. Visit for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. LOUISIANA’S FUNNIEST PERSON. Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www. — The casino hosts the weekly competition for comedians living in louisiana, with semifinals held monthly and finals on April 25. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — The interactive comedy show features live local music. Call 523-7469 or visit for tickets. Tickets $8 online, $15 at the door. 10 p.m. Saturday. OPEN-MIC COMEDY NIGHT. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — The club hosts the showcase on Tuesdays. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOWCASE. 12 Bar, 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the show. Free admission. 8 p.m. Tuesday. STUPID TIME MACHINE PRESENTS. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The improv comedy troupe presents improv, sketch comedy, videos and guest performers. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www. — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8:30 p.m. ,show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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family TUESDay 17 TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; —

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 19 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — the

ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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workshop, children can hear stories and create art inspired by themes found throughout the museum. admission $15 members, $18 nonmembers. Call 539-9608 or email ebalkin@ogdenmuseum. org for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

EVENTS TUESDay 17 NEW ORLEANS NAVY WEEK. new orleans serves as the inaugural city for the national event, in which the U.s. navy conducts outreach events in cities. new orleans events include a blue angels demonstration, visiting navy ships, simulators and interactive displays, navy band performances and more. Visit neworleans2012 for details. tuesday-monday. TRANSFORMING CULTURE: RUDOLF STEINER’S VISION IN ACTION. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art

WEDNESDay 18 BULLIED: YOUTH, GENDER AND HOMOPHOBIA. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; — C.J. pascoe, author and assistant professor of sociology at Colorado College, presents the lecture. free admission. 7 p.m. LOYOLA IRON CHEF. Loyola University (Joseph A. Danna Center, St. Charles Room), 6363 St. Charles Ave., 8653622 — teams representing loyola student organizations battle in a cooking competition to benefit Children of Vietnam, a foundation that provides assistance for needy Vietnamese children. the event also features a silent auction and food from local restaurants available to purchase. email lhdo@loyno. edu for details. free admission. 7 p.m. MASON LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit Turning Point: The Doolittle Raid, Battle of Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, the museum hosts a lecture with author elliot Carlson. reservations are required. Call 528-1944 ext. 331 for details. free admission. 6 p.m. . WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS. Phillips Bar & Restaurant, 733 Cherokee St., 865-1155; — the women’s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit www.womenwinewednesday. com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. WOMEN’S BUSINESS EXPO. Marriott Hotel, 555

THURSDay 19 DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL: TWO YEARS LATER. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere, 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; — Douglas meffert, executive director of louisiana audubon society, moderates the panel discussion featuring tulane University earth and ecological science professor michael J. blum and gulf restoration network executive director Cynthia sarthou. free admission. 6 p.m. EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; — 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) 960-0587 or email kelly@ for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. HOLLAND COTTER LECTURE. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; — the pulitzer prize-winning chief art critic for the New York Times presents a lecture. 7 p.m.

fRiDay 20 ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD FUNDRAISER. Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; — the

big easy rollergirls hosts its inaugural fundraiser with a roller girl talent show, a silent auction and drink specials. Visit www. for details. admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. BEARDED OYSTERS BALL & FUNDRAISER AUCTION. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; — the women’s parade club hosts the event with food, giveaways, contests and music by Johnny sketch and the Dirty notes to raise funds for an exhibit about the louisiana oyster. Visit www.beardedoysters. org for details. admission $20. 7 p.m. to midnight.

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SOUTHERN ART, SOUTHERN STORIES. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — in the

Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; — the event features a panel discussion with experts on steiner’s work and a preview of a new documentary about steiner by bbC filmmaker Jonathan stedall. 7 p.m.

Canal St., 581-1000; www. — the women’s business enterprise Council south hosts the expo with sessions matching women’s businesses with potential partners, 50 exhibitors, workshops, a luncheon and a vendor marketplace. Visit for the full schedule and other details. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. wednesday-thursday.


EVENT LIStINGS A MOMENT IN TIME GALA. JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal St., 525-6500; com — the ballet company Complexions is the guest at the gala benefiting the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization and the New Orleans Ballet Association. Call 522-0996 ext. 208 or visit for details. Admission starts at $200. 7 p.m. patron party, 8 p.m. gala. P.A.W.S. CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT. Bayou Barriere Golf Course, 7427 Hwy. 23, 394-9500; — the tournament benefits the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society, a no-kill animal shelter. Call 394-9500 for details. Admission $100. 11 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. tee time.

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ROAST OF THE TOWN. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; — Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, president and CEO of Bollinger Shipyards, is roasted at Delgado’s annual fundraising event that also includes dinner and an auction. Call 671-5631 or visit for details. Admission $150. 7 p.m.


WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 6584100; — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SaTurday 21 BRAIN HEALTH FAIR. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — the event aims to

provide patients, families and caregivers affected by a neurologic disorder with resources, and it features free classes, more than 30 exhibits and children’s activities. Free admission. Visit www.brainhealthfair. com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. BUGS & BREW FOR DREW. Behind Jesuit High School, corner of Banks and S. Solomon streets — the crawfish cook-off and beer festival benefits the Drew Rodrigue Foundation and features an art market, a raffle and silent auction, and live music by Brass-AHolics, Flow tribe, Stone Rabbits and 3 Guys 1 Cup. Noon to 6 p.m. CRAWFEST. Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-8000; — tulane’s annual festival

features 16,000 pounds of crawfish and performances by Galactic, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, ALO, Soul Rebels and more. Visit for details. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CRESCENT CITY DERBY DEVILS EVENT. The Hangar, 1511 S. Rendon St., 822-9858 — the new coed roller derby league hosts the event where guests can meet league members, learn about roller derby basics and ask about volunteer or sponsorship opportunities. Visit www. crescentcityderbydevils. com for details. Free admission. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. DARWIN DAY. University of New Orleans, Lakefront Campus — the annual celebration features several speakers discussing Darwinian topics, including author and Rutgers University professor Robert trivers. Call 280-6659 or cmphilli@ for details. Free admission. 10 a.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. LIVE EARTH EXPO. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; — the event with food, music, art and demonstrations aims to showcases New Orleans’ green resources. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MAGNOLIA MARKET ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR. Magnolia School, 100 Central Ave., Jefferson, 7311333; www.magnoliaschool. com — the nonprofit organization supporting adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities hosts a fair with arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, a raffle and more. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SALVATIONS. Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 522-9200; — the Green Project’s fundraising event is an exhibition and auction of furniture made from salvaged materials, and it also features food from local restaurants and live music. Visit www. for details. tickets $50 general admission, $100 patron party. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A SWEET SOIREE. Stone Creek Club and Spa, 1201 Ochsner Blvd., (985) 801-7100; — ACCESS, a group supporting families of children with disabilities, hosts the fundraiser with wine and dessert and music by David, Damon and Russell Batiste, Jason and Cyril Neville, Mike “Soulman” Baptiste and others. Call (985) 875-0511 for details. Admission $50 in advance, $75 at the door. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

SuNday 22 ABITA SPRINGS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL. Abita Springs Museum & Trailhead, Tammany Trace, Abita Springs, (985) 892-3597 — Wash-

board Chaz Blues trio, tuba Skinny and Smoking time Jazz club perform at the festival that also features an art exhibition, food and drinks. Call (985) 893-2418 for details. Free admission. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. BUILD NOW COMMUNITY CRAWFISH BOIL. Build Now Model Home, 5713 Elysian Fields Ave., 324-3964; www. — the rebuilding nonprofit hosts the crawfish boil to celebrate the completion of 50 homes. Reservations are requested by Wednesday. Email for details. Free admission. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. BYWATER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HOME TOUR. the self-guided tour includes homes showcasing a mix of architectural styles in the 3000 block of Royal Street and surrounding area. Call 494-3705, email or visit www. for details. Admission $12 BNA members, $15 nonmembers. Noon to 4 p.m. GRETNA SPRING TOUR OF HOMES. Gretna Historical Society Complex, 209 Lafayette St., Gretna, 3623854 — the tour features six historic homes, two businesses and a church. Call 363-1580 for details. Admission $10. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PROGRAM. Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., 388-0511; — Leon Bass, a World War II veteran whose unit participated in the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp, presents a lecture for the program. 7 p.m.

“PAGLIACCI” AND “CARMINA BURANA” ORIENTATION & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. New Orleans Opera Association’s Women Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., 8991945‎ — the event includes a discussion featuring guests from the New Orleans Opera Association’s upcoming production, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Call 529-2278 ext. 227 or email for details. Admission $15 Junior Committee members, $25 Women’s Guild members, $30 nonmembers. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PINCH-A-PALOOZA FESTIVAL & CRAWFISH EATING CONTEST. Deanie’s Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave., 831-4141; www.deanies. com — Deanie’s festival centered around crawfish dishes also features performances by Rebirth Brass Band and 610 Stompers and an arts market by the Dutch Alley Artist’s Co-op. Visit pinchapalooza for details. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. SPECIAL OLYMPICS LOUISIANA BOWL. Colonial Bowling, 6601 Jefferson Hwy., 737-2400; www. — Local celebrities, including past and present NFL, NBA and MLB players, local news and sports media personalities, attend the bowling fundraiser with food, drinks, raffle items, awards and a silent auction. Visit www. for details. 11:30 3 p.m.

MoNday 23 BIG EASY MUSIC AWARDS. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Gambit’s Big Easy

Foundation’s annual awards honors excellence in 2011 music and features performances from nominees. Call 483-3129 for details. Admission $125. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. LEAH CHASE GALA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — the gala celebrating Chase’s 90th birthday also previews the museum’s upcoming exhibition Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III and inaugurates the Leah Chase Art Purchase Fund. Admission $75. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MARTHA G. ROBINSON LECTURE. Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal

St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — Journalist and author Roberta Brandes Gratz discusses “the Era of Shrinking Cities: Where Does New Orleans Stand?” 6:30 p.m.

SPorTS BARK IN THE PARK. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, 734-5155; www. — Dog owners are invited to bring their pets and sit in the levee area for the game benefiting the LA/SPCA. the park will also have giveaways, booths with pet resources and adoptable dogs. Gates open at 12:30 p.m., game at 2 p.m. Sunday. ZURICH CLASSIC. TPC Louisiana, 11001 Lapalco Blvd., Avondale, 436-TPC1 (8721); — PGA professionals compete at the golf tournament which also features food and live music. Visit for the full schedule and other details. Admission starts at $25. Monday, then daily through April 29.

wordS 17 POETS! LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES. Gold Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; — Poets Christopher Shipman, Vincent Cellucci and Allison Cobb present readings. An open mic follows. Visit for details. 8 p.m. thursday. AMERICAN HAIKU WORKSHOP. Sekisui Samurai Sushi, 239 Decatur St., 525-9595; — Delia tomino Nakayama hosts the workshop on Mondays through April. Pre-registration is required. Call 289-9142 for details. Admission $50. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ANTONIA JUHASZ. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www. — the author of The Tyranny of Oil and Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill discusses her books. 3 p.m. Saturday. BEN KOPEL. Maple Street Book Shop at Bayou St. John, 3122 Ponce de Leon St.; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — the store hosts a book release party for the poet’s anthology Victory. 6 p.m. Friday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth

and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. GERALD DUFF. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — the author signs and reads from Dirty Rice: A Season in the Evangeline League. 6 p.m. thursday. LANIER SCOTT ISOM. Tulane University, Nadine Vorhoff Library, 62 Newcomb Place, 865-5762 — the author signs and discusses Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond for the Newcomb College Institute’s Equal Pay Day event. 6 p.m. tuesday. MOIRA CRONE. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — the author signs and reads from The Not Yet. 6 p.m. tuesday. NOMA BOOK CLUB. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — the group discusses Patricia Albers’ Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. OCTAVIA BOOKS BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — the group discusses Diana AbuJaber’s Crescent. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. POETRY MEETING. New Orleans Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — the forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. SARA HUMPHREYS. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; — the author signs Untouched. 5 p.m. thursday. SOUTHERN LOUISIANA CHAPTER OF ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Writer Rexanne Becnel discusses Point of View: Understanding it; Using It. Visit for details. 10 a.m. Saturday. SUSAN MORSE. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — the author discusses and signs The Habit. 3 p.m. Saturday.


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Massage therapists are required to be licensed with the State of Louisiana and must include the license number in their ads.


Same day appointments available 10am-7pm. Uptown Studio or Hotel out calls. Jeannie LMT #3783-01. 504.894.8856 (uptown)


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


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



Numbered, Signed & Framed. 1981 - $500; 2002 - $500. 1989 Fats Domino, $750. Excellent cond. Call 504-455-2722



Free Local Delivery. (504) 888-6152

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. (504) 846-5122 $295 Brand New Iron Queen Bed with mattress set, all new. Can deliver. (504) 952-8403


With drawers and top piece. Wood. $100 or best offer. Also wood headboard, light colored wood. $50. Call 504-488-4609 after 11am. King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $225. Can deliver. (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $250. (504) 846-5122

GARAGE SALES/FLEA MARKETS Garage-a-Rama Upscale Yard Sale

Newman Parents Association Fundraiser Sat. April 21, 8am-3pm early bird shopping - $10 fee Newman School - Touhy Gym - 5203 Danneel St. Furniture, Collectibles, Kitchen Items, China, Lamps, Clothing, Bicycles, Electronics, Jewelry At, Books CASH & CREDIT CARDS ONLY


(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.


Affectionate & playful kitty. Great family pet. 6 yr old female. spayed, vaccinated, combo-tested. Visit SpayMart Thrift Shop 6601 Vets Hwy, 601-749-0268,


perfect family, take me with yu BLACK LAB. Happy-go-lucky little boy, great with kids & other dogs & strangers! Neutered & up to date on all shots. Contact 504-975-5971


Sweete Pie, 2 yr old, vetted, spayed & is up to date on all shots. Housebroken & gets along with everyone! Call Kathleen at (504) 931-6949


Sophisticated and beautiful, orange tabby. OK with other cats, but would be happy living alone as a spoiled princess. Enjoys love & attention. Fully vetted. To meet Simone and other wonderful Spaymart cats, visit our Thrift Store Adoption Ctr at 6601 Vets or call 454-8200.

Weekly Tails Breezy is a 1 1/2-year-old, spayed, Puggle who would do best in a home without children, due to her shy ways. Breezy is playful, sits of treats, enjoys belly rubs and is quite curious. To meet Breezy 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.

& On Call Staff

Aromatherapy Shiatsu/Acupuncture Kangen Alkaline Water Custom Relaxation/ Deep Tissue 22 Therapists Coupes Massage Available for Outcall

4710 Canal St. • NOLA, 70119 BREEZY Kennel #A14200486

YOGA/MEDITATION/PILATES AUDUBON YOGA STUDIO Ivengar Yoga, Level 1 - 3 Spring classes now in session 511 Octavia St. 504-821-9885

Free Pilates Reformer Class With paid class $20. 10 years teaching experience. 504-220-5589.

To Advertise in Call (504) 483-3100

10x16 Office trailer with HVAC. Call for details! (504) 888-6152


Norman Nail, #0458




Great for cabin or office. Call (504) 888-6152

Advanced Healing Massage

ONE DAY ONLY! 8am - ??? Toys • Books • Gifts & much more! 2618 St Charles Ave between 3rd & 4th Streets.


Swedish massage by strong hands. Call Jack at 453-9161 La lic #0076.


SAMPLE SALE Sat April 21st

GARFIELD Kennel #A15505339

Garfield is a 9-month-old, neu-

tered, DSH with orange and white tabby markings. Garfield prefers an active home with lots of toys, people and even some other 4-legged friends.To meet Garfield 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

CARMEN- 5 yr old DSH

F, steel grey with white spots. Laid back. Loves attention. Waiting 4 years for a home. Adopted as a kitten but returned when family moved. Fully vetted. Call 601-749-0268 or email

COOKIE - CALM/GENTLE DSH Purrs constantly. Perfectly healthy; although tested positive for FIV. 2 yr old female. Visit SpayMart Thrift Shop 6601 Vets Hwy, 601-749-0268,

GORDY - Handsome DSH

2 yr. old, fully vetted & wants to join your family. Never meets a stranger, good with kids and other cats-sleek, shiny black coat, easy to love. If you’d like to adopt Gordy, call 601-749-0268 or email


Little over 1 yr petite side of medium. Female, great with other dogs. LOVES PEOPLE - snuggler. 504-975-5971


This sweet little girl is purrfect for your family, a definite TAKE HOME calico. Great with strangers and other cats. Easy going and fun loving, she is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Contact Lynn at


All around perfect best friend - CAT! Cuddly & playful. Lap cat great with everyone & everything. Litter trained. (504) 975-5971

PHANTOM - Sleek Black Kitty

Wweet boy, loves to be petted or snuggle up in a warm lap. 2 yrs old, neutered, vaccinated, combo-tested. Visit SpayMart Thrift Shop 6601 Vets Hwy, 601-749-0268,


Male lab pit mix. 6 years old. All shots. 944-7733


ADOPTIONS 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


Seeking FOUR Jazz Fest Big Chief tickets for first weekend- at or above face value. Not to resell, for family of NOLA music lovers!



Chip/Spot Repair - Colors Available Clawfoot tubs for sale Southern Refinishing LLC Certified Fiberglass Technician Family Owned & Operated 504-348-1770


Trane 3 Ton Replacement System $3990 Installed Expires 4/30/12 504-465-0688 Air Conditioning Heating To Advertise in

EMPLOYMENT Call (504) 483-3100


Tile Grout Cleaning, Color Sealing, Grout repair, Shower Restoration, Natural Stone Care, Tile Replacement, Recaulking. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Jay Broadwell, 504-309-2509.


Small & Big Jobs - We Do It All Custom cabinets, carpentry, painting, sheetrock, ceramic, roofs, kitchen & baths. Call (504) 324-9585


* Small Jobs *Repairs *Carpentry *Painting *Install AND MORE! Insured & Priced-Right Harry’s Helpful Ace Hardware Uptown * 504-896-1500 Metairie * 504-896-1550


Certified Grade “A” Turf St. Augustine, Tifway Bermuda Centipede, Zoysia. WE BEAT ALL COMPETITORS! 504-733-0471


GREEN GRASS - REAL FAST The Only Certified Grade A St. Augustine Sod For New Orleans Conditions. Save with our Do-It-Yourself Lawn Maintenance Program. 733-8572.


FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES 2 mi west of Airport on Airline Hwy Mon - Sat, 9-5 504-466-8813

Warren Raymond Lawn Care Uptown Specialist 504-831-7411

PEST CONTROL Kills Bedbugs & Roaches

With Harris Bed Bug Killer & Harris Roach Killer. Odorless, non-staining formulas. Will rid your home of bed bugs & kill roaches for up to 1 year. Guaranteed. Makes 2 gallons. Available at: Johnny’s True Value, 2001 Mirabeau Ave & United Hardware, 735 Elysian Fields.


Home of the $650 Termite Damage Repair Guarantee! WE DO IT ALL... Termites, Roaches, Rats & Ants Too. New Orleans Metro - 504-834-7330 2329 Edenborn, Metairie


Sewer & Drain Cleaning Specialists Plumbing Repair Specialists New Orleans 504-522-9536. KennerJefferson 504-466-8581. Westbank 504-368-4070. Laplace 985-6520084. Mandeville 985-626-5045. Slidell 985-641-3525. MENTION GAMBIT FOR A DISCOUNT


Specializing in Saltwater Systerms Service, Maintenance, Repair 504-270-7307

Gambit > > april 17 > 2012

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At Crossroads In Life?





Dear Job Guru, “I’ve been looking for a job for almost two months, but nothing is happening. Everybody says that I need to network. Since you’re the Job Guru do you have any guidance you could share with me?” — Sean D., New Orleans Dear Sean, Sean, as a career services practitioner for over 18 years, I have witnessed a huge change in our local and national economy. The emergence of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media have arrived just in time, because without them, we’d be lost in the confusing jungle that our Grant Cooper society has become. In the past, people wishing to network had Rolodexes, business cards, and networking meetings. But in today’s world, where many of your friends or associates are changing jobs or leaving town in any given month, and where people are constantly moving up or down the food chain, it is almost impossible to keep up and grow your network. Here’s an example from my own career where networking made a critical difference. My resume & business plan writing company in New Orleans was decimated following Hurricane Katrina. As a result of all of the networking I had done through online professional associations, I was able to generate significant work during my 2-month evacuation. Also, through my LinkedIn presence, I received work from London, Paris, Australia, and Germany, as well as many orders from various states throughout the U.S.

Gambit > > april 17 > 2012

As you work your way through online social media and any traditional contacts you can generate, let people know that you are available to help them with your time and energy during evenings, weekends, or any spare time you have. You’d be surprised at how many highly connected people (the kind of folks who know about jobs before they go public), are exactly the same people who could use a little help with a project or idea they’ve been hoping to jumpstart. You could be just the person they need to play a role in helping them, which can often lead to an opportunity you would never have known about otherwise.


New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Resumes®, Grant is currently ranked in the Top 2% of 340 LinkedIn National Resume Writing Experts and has fulfilled contracts for the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, the NFL, the NBA, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations throughout the nation.

Contact New Orleans Job Guru at: or 504-891-7222

Are you an energetic and service oriented food and beverage professional looking for a new and exciting opportunity? We are now hiring for the opening team of René Bistrot! We have the following openings available:

HOST/HOSTESSES • SERVERS BARTENDERS • COOKS If you are interested, please stop by between 3pm and 5pm to submit your resume. Marriott is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. EEO/M/F/V/D/AA

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Airbrush & Media Makeup Artists. For Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. Train & Build Portfolio in 1 week. Lower Tuition for 2012.


New Long Term Business. Great Pay, Bonuses and Good Benefits. CDL-A, X-End., 1yr T/T Exp. Req. LPG Experience a Plus. Owner Operators Welcomed. Martin Transport, Reserve, LA. 1-888-380-5516


Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group Hiring exp maintenance mechanic. Requirements: Understanding of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and general maintenance procedures for restaurant equipment and building needs; painting / preventative maintenance ; 2+ yrs relevant work exper.; flexible schedule / on-call nights and weekends vary. Apply



922-24 Dauphine St. $875K Four 1 bedroom apartments. Parking for 5+ cars.

938 Royal St. A $215K Great location for this condo. Perfect for your weekend getaways! Quaint & comfortable. 1 br, great kit & bath.

835 Royal St. $349.5K Great location, secluded hideaway! Spac 2 br, 2 marble tile baths. Small rear balc overlooking garden.

617 Duphine St. $268K Spacious light filled condo. Great floor plan. Fabulous pool and courtyard. Being sold furnished. In the heart of the quarter.

Paula Bowler, Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 •


Busy Dental Practice in the Central Business District looking for a full time Dental Assistant for Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 5:30 and the occasional Saturday Morning. We offer Free Parking and, after one year of employment, we offer Dental benefits to your immediate family, paid holidays and vacations and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan. Experience is a plus, but we are less interested in experience than we are in someone with a positive attitude and an excellent work ethic. We are willing to train the right person. Please email all resumes to No phone calls please.

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




New Orleans Health Magazine-For Sale

Only $18,000 with no royalties. Nice profit potential. Call Greg for all the details, (985) 966-7777


Earn $7k per year renting out your car. RelayRides provides insurance and support. You set the price and who rents your car. list-your-car Questions? (415)729-4227


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

Ann de Montluzin Farmer


80 FONTAINEBLEAU DR. - $399,999


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


In Washington Parish, close to St. Tammany Parish line. Beautiful land has been used for commercial vegetable production, livestock and hay. Small pond, some timber, deer, hogs and turkey. $5,000 per acre. Owner/agent. 504-352-4934

JEAN HUNN Broker/Associate

Representing your best interests. 504-232-3570. Serving St. Tammany, Orleans & Jefferson Parishes RE/MAX N.O. PROPERTIES. 504-8642329. Ea ofc independently owned & operation

Fabulous Home-ideal for entertaining.4 BR, 2 1/2 BA. 3512 sf living. Large entertainment space includes formal living,dining,den and sun room. Beautiful hardwood floors and architectural details. Wonderful front porch. Ready for new owner to add their renovation touches. The Historic House, Luxury Home Specialist. Residential/Commercial Sales, Leasing & Appraisals

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737 Licensed in Louisiana for 32 years, building on a real estate heritage since 1905 2212-14 Kerlerec $175,000

57 S Wren $715,000

Come enjoy the tranquility of this 3500sqft 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home in Lake Vista. Experience a staycation in this tropical paradise. View Sparkling swimming pool & spa surrounded by palm trees from covered patio. Killer kitchen w Viking applances & granite counters. Dining room has tray ceiling with recessed lighting. Gas fireplaces in living & master bedroom. Crown molding. Balcony off Master Bedroom. Garage has a/c! Separate drive.

Cul-de-sac Cute with no through traffic.Traditional New Orleans Shotgun Style Double with mirror imaged sides. Located one block off Esplanade in the Ridge. Each unit has 2 bed 1 bath. Each have central HVAV, WD Hookups, 12’ celings and fireplace mantles in almost every room. One side outfitted for owner with wood floors, crown molding and new appliances. Nice back yard is accessible to both units & convenient parking in front. Walk to Jazzfest!




Seeking energetic, fun-loving people to work as MC’s @ popular wellestablished Bourbon St. nightclubs. Reply w/ resume, contact info, photo to


Seeks Experienced FRONT OF HOUSE Servers - Host/Hostess - Bussers Line Cook . Apply in person Tue-Sat 10am-noon or 3-5pm 8536 Pontchartrain Bl. Lakeview area

Mins. from downtown Covington. Custom European estate on Bogue Falaya River. Main hse 3500 sf, 3 br, 3.5 ba. Guest hse 1000 sf, 2 br, 1 ba. On 4.66 acres. $1,050,000. By Appt. 985-5022882.

Park your ride & take a plunge. This lovely complex offers beautiful common areas featuring a swimming pool, hot tub & covered parking. 2 bed/ 1 .5 bath condo located on the second floor in townhouse style. Hardwood floors down & carpet up. Spacious kitchen featuring a breakfast bar. Interior laundry room with stacked washer/ dryer. Balcony off master bedroom overlooks courtyard. Take a look!

421 Burgundy #5 $105,000

Second floor 1 bed/ 1 bath unit with balcony overlooking the common courtyard. Three sets of french doors that add that nice natural light. Pretty Granite counter tops with newer kitchen cabinets. Bathroom features basket weave tile with new tile in the shower. This is your chance to have the FQ pad!

Samara D. Poché

COVINGTON 5 BR/5BA. Magnificent white columned historic mansion on 1.3 acres. Built by Covington founder John Wharten Collins. Beautiful pool setting. Outbuildings include guesthouse, workshop & greenhouse. $1,675,000. Janet Favrot, 504-615-0813. Coldwell Banker TEC Reators, 899-4040. Ea office independently owned & operated.

936 Conti #15 $329,000

504.319.6226 • 504.949.5400

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#10 Greenbriar Rd. Lovely home on large lot. Newly renovated, 4 or 5 BR, 3 BA. Gourmet kit . Whirlpool bath & separate Italian shower in master. 4000+ sf living. $549,000. Suzy McDaniel, 985-640-1836. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty, 504.944.3605 Each office Independently owned & operated.

a new home to RENT

Gambit > > april 17 > 2012

Environmental Consultant sought by Trinity Consultants, Inc. (worksite at Metairie, LA) Conduct air dispersion modeling analysis using U.S. EPA models such as AERMOD & OCD for on-shore / off-shore facilities; calculate air emissions, determine reqd control technologies, & doc process info; prep state / federal permit applications & complete regulatory analysis; provide Title V updates to clients to ensure regulatory compliance. Must have knowl in various EPA dispersion models, Title V, & permit application process. 40hrs/wk; $74651.00/yr. Reqs MS in Civil Engg w/ concentration in Environmental Engg. Mail resumes to Karen Rocha (HR), Trinity Consultants, Inc., 12770 Merit Dr, Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75251.


You can help them find one.

To advertise in Gambit Classifieds’ “Real Estate” Section call 504.483.3100.



Classic beauty on acre. Meticulously kept with 4 or 5 BR, 3 BA, gameroom, bonus rm above 3 car garage, screened porch. 3000+sf living. Owner financing avail. $369K. Suzy McDaniel, 985-640-1836. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty – 504.944.3605 Each office Independently owned & operated.


Great Country Living on 9.3 Acres 3100 sq ft, 3BR/3BA, full length porches front and back. 3 attics. Granite in kit. Built-in surround sound & gas firepl in den. Pond stocked with bass & catfish and visited by ducks, deer & birds. Cen alarm, 500 gal undergrnd propane tank. Huge fenced yard. $475K. Call Bill, 504-669-1052. View at

MISSISSIPPI Great Weekend Home

Completely furn 2BR/2.5BA TH on Cardinal Course, 17th green. Diamondhead, MS (45 min to NO) $125,000. Century 21, Betsy, 1-800-221-2423


Move-in ready. On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. $199,000. Call 504-887-4191


Gambit > > april 17 > 2012

2 or 3 BRMS/1BA. House liveable but needs work. More acreage availe. 3 miles east of Magnolia & 100 miles from NO. $17,000. (601) 248-0888


French Quarter Realty Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Baxter • Kaysie • Billy • Andrew

504-949-5400 222 London #224 2/1.5 pets ok, pool, offst pkg, twnhse style $875 1112 dauphine #2 studio LotsnatLight,CeramFlrs,ExcLoc,Charming $825 517 Dumaine 2R 2/3 Newly Renov. Jaccuzzi tub. Pool $2500 814 Lafayette A 1/1 crtyrd off of bd! UTILITIES INCL! $1000 2162 Esplanade 1/1 Updated, storage, great loc w/ pkng $900 618 Fern 1/1 updatedkitch,w/dinunit,greatlocation! $1250

CONDOS FOR SALE 1117 Burgundy 2/1.5 421 Burgundy #1-5 1/1 1323 Esplanade “A” 1/1 929 Dumaine # 14 studio 1028 St Philip 2/2 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 1608 N Broad 2/2 2212-14 Kerlerec 936 Conti #15 2/1.5 835 Julia #3 1/1 1418 Chartres “D” 2/1 333 Julia 418 1/1 1022 Toulouse BC-23 2/2 1125 Royal #3 1/1

fab renov condo with class. $425,000 Five Total units. Crtyrd & Balc $105k - $235k grndflrw/hiceils&pool.SHORTSALE$169,000 3rd flr condo w/nice light! low dues $106,500 Sngl fam home w/rear dependency $495,000 Twnhouse style w/prkg,pool&more $145,000 Single fam renov Near fairgrounds $82,500 Double Esp Ridge. Walk to Jazzfest! $175,000 Twnhse style, pool, parking&more! $329,000 Renov Arts dist. Furn, prkng inc. $259,000 Spacious.Expbrick&tonsofcharm!$225,000 Updated wrhse dist. pool & more. $199,000 Twnhs.Balconbothsides.prkng,pool$365,000 3rd flr, exp beams, storage! crtyrd $269,000

COMMERICAL 512 Wilkinson Row Comm Commercial condo quaint st in FQ. $465,00 840 N Rampart Comm Laundromat~business, not bldg$299,000 We have qualified tenants for your rentals. Call us!

455 Phillip Street $ 239,000 Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

817 Amelia Street $ 239,900 Rustic charm on this unique home fashioned from joining two separate cottages. Great flowing floor plan and with a second front door that’s great for working from home. Off street parking.

Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226 Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in New Orleans, LA 70130

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 1929 Hickory Ave., Harahan.

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

New Orleans Office Condo

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

To Advertise in

REAL ESTATE Call (504) 483-3100



Riverfront N.O./ Algiers Pt. Upscale 2 BR, 2.5 BA Nicely furn. Secured pkg. $375 night., Also (two) 2 BR apts with xtra sofa bed 15 min from downtown N.O, 2200 Pasadena Ave, Met. . $200 night. 3 Night Min. on both. 781-608-6115

CORPORATE RENTALS New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O. 1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 781608-6115..


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


OFF MAGAZINE. COMMERCIAL. $1850 PER MONTH. Call (504) 895-6394 or (504) 289-9977.

Kenner Warehouse & Office

6420 sq ft warehouse with office 20 x 60 ft fenced yd 625 Maria. Nr airport. 1 yr lease. $1850/mo. 504-421-3135,


2273 Barataria Blvd. 900 sq ft office + half bath. 2 rms, prof’l mgmt. Easy free parking. Desks avail. $800/month. 781-608-6115


DORIAN M. BENNETT • 504-236-7688

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1 ba ............. $1400 607 Barracks - 1 bd/ 2 ba ................ $1150 3022 Gen. Taylor - 2 bd/ 1 ba .............$800 3421 Palmyra - 1 bd/ 1 ba .................. $750 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

2340 Dauphine Street • New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 944-3605


Professional Office Space

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




O/S prkng, wtr paid, all kit appls, priv yard, conv. location, cable ready, Pets ok. $950/mo. 504-913-4803.



Mature female professional to share private home nr Metairie Rd. $550 mo incl util, cable & more. Long-term pref. Refs & dep. 504-838-6161.


Just pennies a day.

Did you know your landlord’s insurance only covers the building? Protect your stuff. There’s no reason to take a chance. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.®

Near heart of Metairie, dead end street. Wtr pd., Rsvd pkg, 1 car. No smoking/pet 504-780-1706 or visit us at

2 BR, 1 BA, $1450/Mo. ALSO 1 br loft , 1ba, $1200/mo. All fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, elevator, no pets. 504-236-5757, 236-7060.

Historic Gretna 1/1 single family hm close to Farmers Mkt & Gretna Fest. Clean, hdwd flrs, CA&H, W/D hkkps. Total electric. No Section 8. $775/mo. (504) 339-5343


NOLA * Gretna * Metairie * Kenner. Affordable Luxury Living, 1, 2, 3 BDs, $545 & up! Gtd. Pkng, Lndry, Courtyards, FREE WI FI. 504-304-4687

1, 2 & 3 BDRM apt homes $530 $3000+. Free wifi incl. Free I Pad w/any rental! (504) 304-HOUSe (4687)


3/2, furn kit, w/d hkps, ca/h, carport w/storage in back alley. All renov’t. No pets, no smoking. $1100 + $1100 sec. dep. 1 yr lease, refs. 455-2674



High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750$1200/mo. 504-362-7487

Beautiful Marina Living

In a boathouse $1800/mo One bed 1350 sq ft 40 ft slip Jennifer LaNasa Evans HGI Realty 504 207-7575





Grt for prof/med student, 2BR/1.5 BA, LR, DR, furn kit, central air, off st prkg, Univ. area. No smkrs/pets. $1250/mo + 1 yr lse. 504-522-7218

MID CITY - Offstreet parking for one vehicle. Separate entrance. Available Now. Contact Jane, (504) 482-5292



Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. Private fenced backyard. No pets. $800/month + deposit. 504-494-0970

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

1508 CARONDELET ST- 2 APTS Studio, newly remodeled kit & ba, hdwd flrs. $750 mo. Huge 2 BR Apt. Bright, spacious,, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, $1095.

FURNISHED 1 BRDM CONDO Great location, w/d, gated, nr Causeway & Veterans. $900/mo incls utils. Call 504-957-6456 or 504-838-9253

To Advertise in

2511 S Carrollton Ave. 2/1 Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $825/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-4507450.

3222 Napoleon Rooms For Rent

Spacious house, 6 large private bedrooms. Large equipped kitchen, 3 baths, dining room, front porch. Central heat & air. $625 each includes all utilities & internet, cable & laundry facilities. No Pets + Deposit 504-376-4676. Grad students welcome.


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


Beautifully furn 1 BR/1.5 BA apt. w/ hdwd flrs, nice kit, lg patio, pool, pkng & laundry. Avail now! Maselli Properties, (504) 891-2420.


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