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Music ............................................................38 PrEVIEW: Mountain goats .................... 41 Film ................................................................44 rEVIEW: Shame ........................................45 Art ..................................................................47 rEVIEW: Carlos Estevez and Keysook    geum .............................................................47 Stage ............................................................51 rEVIEW: Gemma and Jack ....................51 Events ..........................................................52 Crossword + Sudoku ...........................62

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“The Hope Factory” A chain of charter public schools in Florida is being run as a for-profit enterprise —by the brother of Vice President Joe Biden.


whistle-blower lawsuits alleging the Homestead school is inflating This Mavericks attendance records and failing to High School in report grades properly. There are Homestead, Fla. also rampant financial questions, shares a strip cozy ties between Mavericks and mall with other local politicians, and a legal fight businesses. with former celebrity spokesman Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. Mavericks has become a poster child for the problems that have long dogged charter schools in Florida: How can they help kids while also turning a profit? Mavericks’ story begins in Akron, Ohio, with a wealthy industrialist who loved to wear big cowboy hats and donate millions of dollars to Republican politicians. In 1998, David Brennan launched White Hat Management. His charter schools were housed in strip malls, and the students herded in to sit at computers for three shifts a day. This was an education model Mavericks would later call the “next generation in education.” But state auditors weren’t so fond of the company. For years, the for-profit company refused to reveal how millions of tax dollars were divided between expenses such as teacher salaries and computers, and profits for White Hat. Meanwhile, many of the schools were given failing grades of “academic watch” or “academic emergency” by the Ohio Department of Education. Last year, the boards of schools in Cleveland and Akron sued White Hat to terminate their contracts, alleging the schools were page 8

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donated $2,000 to the Mt. Olive Feeding Ministry, a Slidell group that provides hot meals to the poor. Members of the club selfpublished Cookbook for the Hungry, a collection of their best recipes and gardening tips edited by local columnist Liz Scott Monaghan, and sold it by hand during the holiday season. Mt. Olive’s ministry, founded in 1986, serves and delivers 350 meals a day to the hungry.

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in the Carrollton neighborhood will be honored in March by the Breakthrough Schools program, which annually recognizes 10 schools in the U.S. that have shown exceptional performance growth. The largest elementary school in the city, Lafayette saw 100 percent of its fourth graders pass the state achievement test in the last two years. The school will be honored at a ceremony in Tampa, Fla., in March.

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efore the songs, chanting, and heartfelt tears, the ceremony next door to a Palm Springs, Fla. strip mall begins with speeches. A thin, deeply tanned man in a pinstriped suit is among the first to take the microphone. He’s not famous — not exactly — but his receding hairline, rectangular face, and overeager grin are naggingly familiar. “This is a hope factory,” he begins. “This is a spiritual experience.” He stands in the lobby of what could be any office building in Florida, beside a reception desk festooned with red, white, and blue balloons. A sea of dignitaries surrounds him — a city commissioner from nearby Lake Worth, the mayor of Palm Springs, school board members, a pastor, teenagers wearing name tags that say “ambassador.” “I stuttered very badly as a kid,” he continues, his voice warming to the rhythm of a much-repeated tale. “I was considered a dummy. I empathize with these kids in a very intimate way.” This is Frank Biden, the brother of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Heat a ribbon-cutting event to promote the first Palm Beach County location of a local for-profit chain of charter schools called Mavericks in Education Florida. In the past two years, eight Mavericks high schools have opened in Florida, including two in Broward, one in Palm Beach, and two in Miami-Dade counties. In 2011, Mavericks claimed to enroll more than 3,700 students. The schools, all publicly funded and tuition-free, aim to succeed where many public schools fail. They promise to help kids who would otherwise drop out earn enough credits to graduate. School districts are eager for the help. Just two-thirds of Florida students graduate — a rate that puts the state 44th in the nation, according to Education Week. The statistics are even worse for African-Americans and Latinos, who make up a majority of Mavericks students in South Florida. Mavericks opens schools in poor neighborhoods, welcoming students of all stripes, including those with jobs and children of their own. By taking online classes a few hours a day, they can earn a diploma. But so far, Mavericks’ lofty goals haven’t materialized. Most of their schools graduate less than 15 percent of eligible students. On state report cards, the schools get “incompletes” because so few of their students are taking the FCAT [Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test]. In Miami, two former teachers filed

a native Alabaman, used the Jan. 9 BCS playoff game in New Orleans to help raise money for the United Way of Central Alabama, which continues to rebuild and repair 2,000 homes damaged or destroyed by last year’s tornadoes. The group’s “No Place Like Home” campaign kicked off that night at the LSU-Alabama BCS matchup, and the New Orleans Saints safety urged fans to text-message a donation in honor of their team of choice.

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run without local input and money wasn’t reaching the classrooms. This August, an Ohio judge ordered White Hat to open its books for discovery in the suit, but the information has not yet been published. One of White Hat’s early leaders was Mark Thimmig. As CEO from 2001 to 2005, he helped grow the company into one of the largest charter school chains in the country. As of 2010, White Hat had 51 charter schools in six states, including ten charter schools in Florida called Life Skills Centers. Two years after leaving White Hat, Thimmig alleges in court documents, he was approached by Palm Beach Gardens developer Mark Rodberg about launching a chain of charter schools in Florida. Rodberg had built a few schools for White Hat, but had never run one before. He owned restaurants, including Bucky’s Bar-B-Que in Boca Raton and Bucky’s Grill in Fort Lauderdale. Together, Thimmig and Rodberg came up with a plan that was nearly identical to White Hat’s: Students would attend school but take all their courses online, using virtual technology that required minimal maintenance. Classrooms could hold rows of cubicles with computers where kids would sit elbow-to-elbow. There would be no after-school sports teams, just “cyber-athletics” that allowed kids to play Wii instead of shooting hoops. In its promotional packets, Mavericks hands out a news story citing a 2010 study by the Schott Foundation for Public Education. According to the study, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are among the worst-performing districts in the country when it comes to serving black students. Only 39 percent of black males graduated in Broward in 2008, compared to 58 percent of white males. In Palm Beach, only 22 percent of black male students graduated, and in Miami-Dade, it was 27 percent. By targeting at-risk kids, Mavericks would try to alleviate this achievement gap. Each school is overseen by a local, nonprofit board. Mavericks in Education Florida LLC then charges the nonprofit hundreds of thousands of dollars in operations fees. Mavericks also handles the real estate, charging the schools $350,000 a year in rent. Rodberg, Thimmig, and the other Mavericks founders drew up an ambitious business plan. The “build out objective” promised to open 22 charter schools by the 2011-2012 school year. The plan mimicked what Thimming had done in Ohio with White Hat. Meanwhile, newspapers in Ohio were questioning why White Hat schools received failing grades from the state. Rodberg’s sister, Lauren Hollander, later joined the company as manager of Mavericks. She’s a real estate broker in Palm Beach Gardens, and became a 20 percent owner of Mavericks in 2008, after lending Mavericks a cash infusion of $1.2 million. She says she didn’t hear about the problems. “I don’t know any of that history, honestly,” she says. Hollander says her brother got to know Thimmig while building several White Hat schools. But Rodberg had more than just charter schools in his plans. He was trying to launch a chain of restaurants named after Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. That partnership led to a bizarre beginning for the Mavericks charter schools. In August 2007, Rodberg struck a deal with Wade to market a chain of restaurants. Their third business partner was Richard von Houtman, a man who called himself a baron and lived in a Boca Raton mansion purchased with funds from a drug lord. Rodberg shut down his Bucky’s restaurants and reinvented them as “D. Wade’s Place.” They were to be upscale sports bars, with burgers and flat-screen TVs. Two months later, a chain of schools was added to the deal with Wade. Rodberg, Thimmig, and a third partner

launched “Mavericks High D. Wade’s Schools,” a soonto-be chain of charter schools based in Fort Lauderdale. In court documents, Thimmig alleges the plan was simple: He would contribute his expertise and “a design model for the schools.” Rodberg would chip in $1 million in cash, take out a $1 million credit line, and would bring in Wade “to make appearances on behalf of the schools.” Hollander says the charters planned to use the basketball star as a celebrity spokesman, encouraging kids to enroll in Mavericks and graduate. Aside from the celebrity connection, Mavericks appeared to be White Hat for the Sunshine State. Along with Rodberg and Thimmig, Maverick’s third original investor was Cathy Wooley-Brown, a former senior vice president for White Hat in Florida. The company also hired Bonnie Solinsky, who ran a White Hat school, the Life Skills Center of Pinellas County, that closed last year. Solinsky is now Mavericks’ director of curriculum. But pairing schools with a restaurant chain and a basketball star turned out to be a lethal mix. Wade would later allege in court documents that the partners were scheming to cut him out of profits. When they asked him to invest $1 million in the Aventura location of the restaurant, he refused. According to Rodberg and von Houtman, Wade demanded a higher ownership share of the restaurant chain. When Rodberg and von Houtman refused, Wade refused to show up for photo ops and commercials. The partners sued Wade in December 2008. By then, the restaurants had closed, and Rodberg was losing cash fast. His Millennium Plaza landlord sued him for failing to pay rent on the Fort Lauderdale Bucky’s. A Broward circuit court judge eventually ordered Rodberg and Bucky’s to pay Millennium Plaza $3.4 million, but Rodberg appealed the ruling and won. This August the Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled the trial court had not properly determined damages, and sent the case back to Broward. Records show it has not been resolved. In March 2009, Thimmig announced Mavericks was also ending its relationship with Wade. The star flaked out, didn’t appear in TV or radio ads and wasn’t returning calls, Thimmig claimed. Wade’s name disappeared from Mavericks’ school signs. Another lawsuit was filed. Rodberg and Hollander demanded $115 million from Wade for reneging on the restaurant and charter school deals. Meanwhile, Mavericks’ relationship with CEO Thimmig also began to sour. By October 2009, Thimmig had helped Mavericks open four schools — in Homestead, Kissimmee, Largo, and North Miami Beach — and enroll 950 students. Each new student brings in roughly $6,900 in state funding and $700 from the federal government, according to documents Mavericks submitted to the Florida Department of Education. But Thimmig was worried. He wrote a letter to the company’s board warning that although they were turning a profit, they were understaffed and financially struggling. Rodberg never contributed the capital he had promised, Thimmig alleged in court. Thimmig thought investors who could provide the needed cash infusion were scared off by the Wade lawsuit. “Potential investors did not want to get involved with a company where the principals were suing the other business partners,” Thimmig alleged. In December 2009, Thimmig resigned as CEO. Then he sued Mavericks for back salary and money he said he lent the company — a total of at least $300,000. He also aired the company’s dirty laundry in public court documents. Just two years after its founding, the hope factory was floundering. Frank Biden sits in a windowless office at the Mavericks High in Palm Springs, leaning over the desk to make

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his point. It’s a sparse, black desk with just a computer on it — no paper, no clutter. The freshly painted blue walls are bare. This isn’t Biden’s office, just a spare room where the school’s staff stuck him to talk to a reporter. Biden, wearing a red tie and dark suit, says it’s a “leap of faith” for him to grant an interview. “Everything I do... I’ve got to know that it could appear on the front page of The New York Times,” Frank says. “Do my best never to do anything to besmirch [Joe’s] reputation.” Frank has reason to worry. After serving as a legislative director in the Clinton administration, he worked with Hand in Hand Ministries, which provides scholarships to poor children in Nicaragua. There, he says, he contracted a nasty bacterial infection and came to South Florida to convalesce. By 2003, however, there were signs of another illness. Around 8:45 p.m. on August 20, 2003, a Broward County sheriff’s deputy spotted Biden’s ‘88 Chrysler making a wide left turn in Fort Lauderdale and pulled him over. Biden’s eyes were red and his speech slurred. He could not tell the police officer “where he was or where he came from.” An open, mostly-empty bottle of Popov vodka sat in his car. A computer check revealed his license had already been suspended four times. The cop booked him, and Biden pleaded no contest to DUI and driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to six months of probation, along with six more months of a suspended license. But in October 2003, before the drunk-driving case made it to court, Biden was arrested again, for petty theft. Employees at a Pompano Beach Blockbuster called the cops when Biden started arguing with them. A sheriff’s officer arrived to find Biden trying to leave the store with two DVDs stuffed down his pants. Court records show he failed to appear for a hearing in that case, but documents were not available about the outcome. A year later, in November 2004, Biden was arrested for a third time in Juno Beach. He pleaded no contest to driving with a suspended license. Rather than spend 30 days in jail, the judge allowed Biden to check into rehab for three months in 2005. Today, Biden says he’s recovering from his addiction. “I was an alcoholic. I’m a sober person. I’m very proud of that fact.” By the fall of 2009, Biden was back on his feet, seeking investors for a country club development in Costa Rica that promises to include more than 1,200 homes. Press releases for the project call Biden the “co-developer” and show him smiling beside golf legend Jack Nicklaus, whose name will be on the golf course. Biden says he and his partners own the land, but are still seeking investors. Meanwhile, back home in South Florida, Biden says he happened to meet Mark Rodberg in a coffee shop, and the developer told him about Mavericks. At first blush, Rodberg’s litigation record might give a potential business partner pause. He has had 49 civil cases filed against him in Palm Beach Circuit Civil Court in the past two decades. Most of the cases have been resolved, but one pending case, filed in June, alleges he stopped payment on a $4,000 rent check. (Rodberg could not be reached for comment. His only listed phone number is disconnected. When Biden was asked about speaking to Rodberg, he said questions should be directed to Hollander instead.) After the coffee shop meeting, Rodberg invited Biden to visit a Mavericks school, and Biden says he was hooked. He began flying around the state in a private jet, lobbying school officials and politicians to support the charters. Biden calls himself president of Mavericks, but his name did not appear on any corporate documents filed with the Florida Secretary of State until New Times began questioning him about it. On Dec. 5, 2011, he was listed as president of the company. Frank Attkisson, a former state representative who once ran a state commission designed to approve charter schools that were rejected by local school boards, is vice president. Biden and Attkisson are also both registered lobbyists for Mavericks in Tallahassee. “I’m a salesman,” Biden says. “I’m nothing but a P.T. Barnum for these kids.”


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“Do you have a question?” — The moderator in the press room addressing WWL-AM host and former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert, after LSU got shellacked 21-0 by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Jan. 9 BCS championship. Hebert, whose son T-Bob is an offensive lineman for LSU, got the first question and unloaded a 45-second tirade against coach Les Miles — becoming the talk of sports journalists across the country. The Cajun Cannon was unrepentant: “i don’t claim to be a journalist,” he said on his radio show. “The hell with it. what are they going to do? Kick me out?”

A Killer new Year LANDRIEU, SERPAS ADDRESS 2012’S MURDER RATE Following a bad year for murders in 2011 — 199 total, an increase of 14 percent from 175 in 2010 — the city of New Orleans has seen 13 violent deaths — including 12 murders and one fatal police shooting — in the first 13 days of the new year. Last week alone, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to six murders — three from a quintuple shooting in eastern New Orleans that ended with the killing of the suspect by police — and a spate of non-fatal shootings that left more than a dozen injured. “Over the past 48 to 72 hours, there has been a continuation of the violence that’s been plaguing this city for a long time,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a frequently testy press conference Friday. in response to questions as to whether the city has the police capacity to effectively respond to what the mayor has called a pervasive “culture of violence,” Landrieu, who appeared with NOPD superintendent Ronal Serpas, Criminal Justice Commissioner James Carter and a number of other city officials, defended the department, citing quick response times and a sophisticated, data-driven approach to crime. “in the past few incidents, the New Orleans Police Department responded quickly and appropriately,” Landrieu said. serpas expanded on that point, detailing specific incidents from the past two weeks. serpas added that a drastically increased police presence in the “downtown core” for the 10-day span that included the sugar Bowl, the New Orleans saints-Detroit Lions playoff game and the BCs Championship did not affect the NOPD’s ability to police neighborhoods. The chief said the NOPD’s deployment plan guarantees that all neighborhood patrols are fully staffed before officers are routed to the Central Business District and the French Quarter. “we put 700 [police officers] in the downtown core,” while hundreds of thousands of visitors were in town, serpas said. “what do you think we should do?” NOPD has nearly 1,400 total officers, serpas added. “The other 700 cops are working throughout the city.” Asked whether the uptick in violence

over the past two weeks has tainted national perception of the city, Landrieu replied, “Perception is reality, in some instances. No one has ever denied that New Orleans is a violent town.” — CHARLes MALDONADO

working without a net A JOURNALIST, A SMALL TOWN ... AND NO BROADBAND Note to Rod Dreher: call U.s. sen. Mary Landrieu. Dreher, a contributor to National Review and The American Conservative magazines, moved from the Philadelphia area back to his home town of st. Francisville, La., last year due to a family member’s illness. He and his family liked it so much they decided to stay. since then, Dreher has been filing notes on small-town Louisiana for The American Conservative. Recently, however, Dreher found one major drawback to country living. “Broadband access at my house is frustratingly slow,” he wrote in the magazine. “we had to cancel Netflix, because we can’t stream. My iPad apps can’t update. … Before you say, ‘Oh, shut up, you and your First world problems,’ i will point out that given the line of work i’m in — media — i have to have reliable broadband access to do my job efficiently.” He added, “is this something the town, or parish government, would have an interest in subsidizing, as an economic development initiative?” enter the senator who has long been a proponent of using federal stimulus funds to expand high-speed internet access in rural Louisiana. Two years ago, Landrieu (who sits on the senate Appropriations Committee) steered $49 million to the state to help build broadband networks in st. Landry, st. Martin and Acadia parishes. Last November she railed against Gov. Bobby Jindal for rejecting an $80 million grant to continue extending broadband access to rural areas across the state. whether he realized it or not, Dreher — an advocate of small-government conservatism and a Jindal admirer — seemed to be on Team Landrieu on this issue. “You don’t realize how much our modern way of economic life depends on reliable high-speed internet service, until you don’t have it,” he told his readers. “Towns and places that don’t have it are going to get left behind, economically.” Not to mention Netflix. — KeviN ALLMAN

Keep Avondale Open NEW STUDY OUTLINES EVEN MORE REASONS A Tulane University report outlines more reasons to keep open the Avondale shipyard, which is scheduled to close in 2013. Save Avondale, Save New Orleans, Save America, is the latest report from the Avondale Research Project, a group of researchers from the University of New Orleans, southern University at New Orleans and Loyola and Tulane universities, along with shipyard workers

and community leaders — all examining the socioeconomic consequences of the shipyard’s planned closure. A November 2011 report outlined the economic dangers, estimating job losses will affect not only the shipyard’s immediate community but also the New Orleans metro area — beginning this year. That report predicted bleak prospects for shipyard workers seeking comparable manufacturing jobs in the southeast. The latest report, authored by Tulane political science professor Aaron Schneider, notes those same jobloss conclusions and focuses on the Avondale community’s civic engagement. schneider says Avondale workers are more likely to join neighborhood groups and follow current events, according to results of surveys in which 84 shipyard workers were interviewed. “The workers themselves are clear on where their civic activism comes from — the struggle and victory of securing union representation in the workplace,” the report concludes. “That struggle was difficult, and it taught workers to intertwine their civic future with that of the community.” in October 2011, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the state would provide a $214 million package of incentives to protect the shipyard’s jobs — as long as shipyard owner Huntington ingalls industries (Hii) can find a business partner to keep operations going. The shipyard currently is building two Navy vessels that are expected to be completed next year. if Hii doesn’t secure a partner, the yard will close. — ALex wOODwARD

swap Meet ROEMER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE Former Gov. Buddy Roemer’s quixotic quest for the GOP presidential nomination took another twist in the latter days of New Hampshire campaigning. The Roemer campaign held a “Yankee swap” at its Manchester headquarters Dec. 9, one day before the primary. The swap — a gift exchange also known as a “white elephant party” — required attendees to bring wrapped presents that had been made in America. As a symbol of his vow to accept only small-money contributions, Roemer capped the cost of the gifts at $15. — KeviN ALLMAN


in last week’s story about New Orleans’ independent Police Monitor (“watching the Detectives,” Jan. 10, 2012), we wrote that the Office of the inspector General’s (OiG) budget is “$6 million-plus.” According to suzanne Lacey wisdom, acting general counsel in the OiG’s office, this figure, which comes from 2012 city budget documents, is based in part on “two entirely speculative sources of funding” totaling $2.6 million from the state and the feds. The city’s general fund allocation to the OiG this year is $3.68 million.


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a violent start to 2012 Curfew: Keeping Young Blacks Away From Tourists.” Fair and accurate? Depends on whom you ask. The whole story? Definitely not. It was, frankly, insulting for a paper such as the Times to intimate that “blacks” were a monolithic group of people who all feel the same way. Many AfricanAmericans have said the Quarter is no place for minors after dark, period. At a minimum, it was another fissure in an increasingly strained relationship between the Landrieu administration and some African-American groups. The mayor’s popularity rating remains high among all racial groups, but it’s no secret there’s little love lost between the administration and a few African-American organizations, including the New Orleans NAACP. Putting race aside, the original curfew ordinance cited child safety as its primary goal and noted there had been four homicides in the last year in the Quarter and Marigny. Four is four too many, but it’s also

The 12 murders in the first 12 days of 2012 occurred in neighborhoods throughout the city — but not the French Quarter and Marigny.

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four out of 199 citywide. There were dozens of killings in the 9th Ward and at least three times as many in Mid-City as there were in the new curfew district, and the 12 murders in the first 12 days of 2012 occurred in neighborhoods throughout the city — but not the French Quarter and Marigny. So what neighborhoods need this crimefighting tool more than New Orleans’ residential areas? Landrieu now says he supports the citywide curfew, which is good. At a Jan. 13 press conference, he and NOPD chief Ronal Serpas stressed the department’s quick responses to these recent crimes. Clearly they know that if an 8 p.m. curfew is good for Frenchmen and Royal and Bourbon streets, it should be good for Washington Avenue and Canal Boulevard and Alvar Street. And if that had been the scope of the original ordinance, we would have been spared some local contretemps — and some embarrassing national headlines.








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ack in November, after the Halloween night shootings that made national news, New Orleans City Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell expressed her frustration with the city’s approach to troubled teenagers — particularly the public school expulsion rate, saying, “It doesn’t deal with the problem. It takes the problem out of one venue and puts it in another, but it doesn’t solve the problem.” The same could be said of the revised New Orleans curfew ordinance, which affects only the Vieux Carré and the Faubourg Marigny. A 1994 ordinance already had set curfew times for those 16 and under to 8 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends. The new ordinance makes it 8 p.m. every night. At the council meeting, Hedge-Morrell and Jon Johnson, the only African-American councilmembers present (Eric Granderson was absent), expressed reservations about the curfew affecting only the city’s tourism centers. They were right to do so. If the curfew is a good thing, making it citywide is the logical solution. In the first 12 days of 2012, New Orleans saw 12 murders on its streets — none of them in the protected curfew zone. On Jan. 5, the council voted 6-0 to put the French Quarter/Marigny curfew in place with the understanding that it would reexamine a citywide curfew within the month. Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed the limited curfew ordinance the next day and it went into effect Jan. 9 — which was, not so coincidentally, the day of the BCS championships and a night when Mardi Gras-sized crowds of LSU and Alabama football fans packed the French Quarter. The proposal was brought to the council in December by District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer but was tabled in order to solicit public input. Apparently they didn’t get enough, even though blowback came from several directions before the initial move to defer the matter. W.C. Johnson of the Community United for Change organization said councilmembers “should just tell blacks they aren’t welcome in the Quarter.” Attorney Tracie Washington of the Louisiana Justice Institute said she planned to organize a boycott of Quarter businesses. Others questioned why such a curfew was only going to be enacted in the tourist areas. That was just the local reaction. At a time when New Orleans was once again strutting its stuff on the national stage with the Sugar Bowl, the BCS championship and the New Orleans Saints’ first playoff game, news outlets around the country ran critical headlines. “Blacks in New Orleans Cry Foul Over French Quarter Curfew,” trumpeted the Los Angeles Times in a story that was picked up by other papers. Black Entertainment Television’s headline read, “The New Orleans

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n the surface, an escalating fight  between state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and Gov.  Bobby Jindal looks like a territorial dispute.  Caldwell says he’s the state’s chief legal  officer and therefore should call the shots  in Louisiana’s BP litigation. Jindal says  he’s the client — and the governor — and  therefore he has final say-so.     Truth is, there’s much more at stake than  who gets to sit at the Big Boys’ table in  the BP lawsuit. What’s really driving this  spat are potentially hundreds of millions of  dollars in legal fees. That’s where things  get interesting.     It’s more than a tad ironic that Jindal, who  aspires to be the darling of the GOP’s right  wing, is in league with some of the nation’s  largest plaintiff lawyers in their attempt  to razoo the state’s pot — while Caldwell,  who historically has been supported by  trial lawyers, opposes them. Both Caldwell  and Jindal are Republicans, so this is not  about party.     It’s about money.     Jindal, who received substantial contributions from trial lawyers during his last 


campaign, hired the Dallas plaintiff firm  of Baron & Budd to represent the state.  A Baron & Budd attorney now sits on  the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC)  with a handful of private plaintiff lawyers  in an ongoing federal lawsuit against BP  and others. Caldwell says that’s a conflict  of interest.      Caldwell’s fears of a conflict seem wellfounded. Jindal recently signed an agreement consenting to a 4 percent “holdback  fund” that would give the PSC a claim on  what the state recovers from BP. The same  agreement waives the state’s right to appeal any award of attorneys’ fees.      Given that BP has set aside $20 billion  to pay claims, 4 percent is no small amount.  Besides, every penny of the state’s recovery should go toward repairing Louisiana’s  coast and other environmental projects.     That roils Caldwell, who has hired  other private plaintiff lawyers to pursue  the state’s claims. Caldwell’s attorneys  are being paid by the hour; Baron & Budd  likewise has contracted for hourly fees.  The private plaintiff lawyers work on a  percentage basis. 

Given that BP has set aside $20 billion to pay claims, 4 percent is no small amount.     U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who  formerly was a plaintiff attorney, has sided  with Jindal and the PSC on several key  issues. Barbier also excoriated Caldwell  in a recent ruling, accusing Caldwell of not  cooperating with the PSC and allegedly  frustrating the litigation.     Barbier also signed an order setting aside 6 percent of the private funds  recovered from the Gulf Coast Claims  Facility (GCCF, run by Ken Feinberg) since  November — to help pay the PSC’s legal  fees. That order effectively gives the PSC  a claim on recoveries by clients they didn’t  even represent. 

    The order was requested by the PSC —  on which Jindal’s favored firm of Baron &  Budd sits — and Barbier granted it without  a hearing. The judge later scaled back  the order, but Caldwell still appealed. The  AG’s appellate brief is as much a reply to  Barbier’s barbs as it is a legal challenge to  his ruling. He called Barbier’s criticisms of  him “an extremely disappointing, false and  inaccurate diatribe.”     He also took aim at Jindal and Baron  & Budd, writing, “The Governor’s chosen special counsel stands to receive a  potentially large fee in connection with the  payment of common benefit fees out of a  holdback fund.”     Caldwell isn’t the only one who has criticized these developments. The New York Times’ Joe Nocera recently wrote, “They  are trying to grab fees from clients they’ve  never represented. Amazing.”     Team Jindal claims Caldwell’s lawyers  could cost state taxpayers $15 million in  legal fees. That’s small potatoes compared  to the millions the PSC stands to gain from  the state’s recovery — all of which is also  taxpayers’ money. 


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Dear GB, There is only one cannon in Washington Artillery Park, an original model 1861 Parrott Rifle used in the Civil War. The Battalion Washington Artillery of the Louisiana National Guard began with the Washington Artillery Company of the Fourth Regiment, Louisiana Militia, organized in New Orleans on Sept. 7, 1838. Reorganized in 1841, it saw service as the Native American Artillery in the Mexican War in 1845 and 1846, and was redesignated the Washington Artillery Company in 1848. Captain John Burgess Walton took command of the Washington Artillery in

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1857 and brought with him a tiger flag and the motto “Try Us!” When the Civil War began, the Washington Artillery expanded and became the Battalion Washington Artillery and was mustered into the service of the Confederate States of America on May 26, 1861. The battalion went into action at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, and eventually fought in 60 battles. The Washington Artillery used muzzle-loading cannon, which involved a very complicated procedure. Its use as support during an infantry attack or repulsion of a frontal enemy attack was very effective, and a good crew could fire three times a minute. The reputation of the Washington Artillery soon spread, and numerous newspapers carried stories about the unit in their battle reports. After one battle, a Yankee prisoner inquired, “What battery was I fighting?” When he was told “First Company, Washington Artillery,” the man replied, “Damn that Washington Artillery! I have been looking for it for three years and have found it at last.” After the war, the Washington Artillery reorganized as a benevolent association, which still exists today as the Washington


Artillery Association, caring for its veteran soldiers, their widows and children. The association raised funds to erect a monument in Metairie Cemetery to honor its lost members. Reestablished as a fighting unit, the artillery saw action again in the SpanishAmerican War. In 1917, the battalion was expanded to a regiment and redesignated the 141st Field Artillery for action in World Wars I and II, where it distinguished itself once more. In 1946 the artillery was reactivated as National Guard units, and on Nov. 30, 1990, it supported Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Louisiana State University named its football team the Tigers in 1896. The name came from a Civil War volunteer company nicknamed the Tiger Rifles, which became part of a battalion commanded by Maj. Chatham Roberdeau Wheat. But the tiger symbol came from the Washington Artillery, which had a logo featuring a snarling tiger. The first LSU president after the war was Maj. David French Boyd. He had fought with the Louisiana troops in Virginia and knew the reputations of the Tiger Rifles and the Washington Artillery; it was logical for him to name his team the Tigers.

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onald Lumsley sits on a foldout chair on the porch of his shotgun house in Gentilly. He’s a former high school and college football player and looks it — he’s wearing a purple T-shirt from his alma mater, St. Augustine High School. Two pit bulls stand at the top of the porch steps and watch cars and people pass by. They circle around him when someone approaches. “I would go to bat for them. They could be dead wrong, they’re right,” Lumsley says. “Where I go, they go — everywhere except church and work.” The dogs, a small white pit bull mix named Buddy and a brindle three-year-old pit bull named Puppy (or sometimes, Persia), vie for Lumsley’s attention. Puppy growls at

newcomers and keeps her eyes locked on them until she’s decided they’re OK. Buddy accepts attention from anyone and gets it. Lumsley rescued both dogs, a decision he made in 2009 that changed his life. Lumsley found Buddy wandering eastern New Orleans at the end of Hayne Boulevard in July 2009. She was a starving stray in a neighborhood where she was likely to be hit by a car or picked up as fighting bait. “Something told me to call out to that dog,” Lumsley says. He put his hand up to her, and she licked him. PAGE 16

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Donald Lumsley runs with his two pit bulls, Buddy (left) and Puppy. Lumsley rescued Buddy from eastern New Orleans in 2009 and adopted Puppy when his neighbors abandoned her.

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He brought the dog to the house of a neighbor who owned a pit bull, but the neighbor’s dog attacked Buddy and sunk its teeth into her head. Lumsley cleaned her wounds — and she stayed with him. “She didn’t seem to be no complaining, whining dog even though she had a bad hand,” he says. “She was laying under the carport with her paws crossed like, ‘Where have you been?’ That’s when I knew I was stuck with her. I don’t mean stuck like it’s a burden. That’s when I knew God wanted me, and I had to do whatever it takes … to make this work.” Lumsley couldn’t keep Buddy at his mother’s house where he lived. After two days of asking friends to help house the dog, he called Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) and asked the shelter to take her. ARNO director Charlotte BassLily picked up Buddy two days later. “I was kind of hoping she wouldn’t come. I didn’t want [Buddy] to go away from me,” Lumsley says. “I knew I couldn’t keep her. I wanted the best for her. … I cried like a baby outside. I didn’t care if the neighbors saw me. Everybody knows I’m a manly man. I’m a crazy dude. Ain’t nobody gonna bother me unless they’re stupid. ... I sat out there and cried like a baby.” For several months, Lumsley visited Buddy at ARNO, a volunteer-run, no-kill shelter in Harahan. He moved to a new home in Gentilly in November 2009, and the next month, on Dec. 23, Lumsley brought Buddy home. ARNO waived the adoption fees. “When (Buddy) got out the car and walked through this door, she jumped

straight in the bed,” he says. “She knew she was home. I didn’t tell her no different. … I’ve never had a better Christmas present to this day.” According to the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LASPCA), the shelter accepted 7,201 animals in 2011, and 1,667 of those were pit bulls. Of those animals, it found adoptive homes for 1,889 animals — including 123 pit bulls. It also euthanized 1,257 pit bulls. All figures for the shelters’ 2011 pit bull intake (including adoption, but excluding owner surrender) were greater than those of 2010, when the shelter euthanized 1,166 pit bulls and adopted out only 81. On the adoption floor, many of the dogs are pit bulls. Most are new arrivals, including two puppies: two-month-old Amara and Bourbon, who were found in an abandoned house on Josephine Street. “We need more people to adopt — bottom line,” says LASPCA communications director Katherine LeBlanc. Grimm, a young, slim white and brown pit bull, was a prize in a poker game. The winner gave her to the shelter, where staff discovered she was pregnant. She birthed a litter, and over the next few days, the shelter received more puppies, some with their umbilical cords still attached, who still needed to be nursed. Grimm accepted them into her litter, and the puppies huddled next to her to nurse. But Grimm bit a kennel worker, and Orleans Parish requires shelters to quarantine dogs involved in bite cases

Ken Foster plays with his pit bulls Douglas (left) and Bananas. Foster founded The Sula Foundation in 2008 to promote responsible pit bull ownership, and its members help foster rescued dogs.

welfare groups to rescue the dogs. And there are several local groups doing just that.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, David Munroe walked to the corner of St. Philip Street and North Claiborne Avenue at 6:40 a.m. Two unleashed pit bulls lay in a grassy lot 30 feet away. One of them lunged at him, grabbing his ankle and shredding his sock but not breaking his skin. Munroe yelled, and the dog backed off. “I was fortunate, but someone may not have been,” he says, noting that Joseph A. Craig Elementary School is within walking distance of the area. “Kids would be out walking, and these dogs are out there. They might do real harm to a kid.” Munroe reported the attack to both the New Orleans Police Department and the LASPCA, but the dogs, he says, were still there six weeks later. He thinks the pit bull population needs stricter enforcement. “Until there’s not a problem with this, society needs to take steps to protect itself,” he says. Animal welfare organizations agree — aggressive spay and neuter campaigns are meant to curb the pet population that poses a risk to people as well as the health and lives of other dogs. Pit bulls are terriers — they’re

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When New Orleans writer Ken Foster sent his memoir The Dogs Who Found Me to his publisher, an editorial assistant wrote back. “Is this supposed to be a book about pit bulls?” “I said no, but that’s kind of how it turned out,” Foster says. The 2006 book explores the stray dogs Foster encountered and rescued, and how they helped him heal, whether through Hurricane Katrina or a heart condition that later required a pacemaker. He told his publicist, “If all we do is get on the radio to talk about either New Orleans after Katrina or pit bulls, I won’t care if it doesn’t sell any books,” he says. “But it turned out it did sell. So many people love pit bulls but hadn’t seen a book that presented them in a positive way.” In 2008, Foster started the nonprofit Sula Foundation, named after his pit bull Sula, who died in 2010. The organization has rescued, fostered and adopted out dozens of pit bulls and has hosted events to offer dog owners lowcost veterinary care like vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and other services, including dog training. (The next clinic is noon to 3 p.m. February 4 at Bonart Playground in the Lower 9th Ward.) The foundation survives on donations and merchandise sales, including its popular “Pit Bulls of New Orleans” wall calendar. “As [the foundation] grew, the population of pit bulls has seemed to grow as well, which has made it more of a challenge to find potential homes,” he says. “Everybody has three pit bulls already.” This month Sula and other rescue groups assisted Biloxi, Miss., law

enforcement in rescuing 25 pit bulls found chained to stakes behind two mobile homes. Half the dogs were euthanized. Last week, the dogs’ owner, Thang Anh Lee, turned himself in and faces animal cruelty charges and more than 50 other violations, from owning too many dogs to improper chaining. “I’m probably going to take one home,” Foster says. “She was a little bit of a borderline case. I don’t know if she’s adoptable, but she likes being kissed. I’ll at least give her a couple weeks of kissing and see where it goes.”



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active, territorial, and playful. They’re also large dogs with powerful jaws. A small terrier jumping up and resting its paws on your leg is one thing. When a pit bull does it, it’s another. Before dogs enter the LASPCA’s adoption floor, they must pass a SAFER (Safety of Assessing for Evaluation for Rehoming) test following a mandatory five-day holding period. (Owners have five days to claim their pets before they become property of the shelter.) LeBlanc says pit bulls need an “A” to move to the adoption floor. Animal behaviorist Jordan Buccola explains the five-part test that determines a dog’s sensitivity, temperament and personality. “(Pit bulls) have to do really, really well,” she says. “You can’t put any up that are ‘OK.’ They already have a bad name. We’re trying to steer clear of that.” Far greater than bite cases and

aggressive strays are pit bulls that have been victims of fighting and neglect. Even more frequent, because of the sheer number of pit bulls in the New Orleans area, are dogs whose owners turn them into area shelters because they can’t afford to take care of them. Gina Sabine adopted a Staffordshirepit bull mix named Grace from the LASPCA in July 2011. Animal control officers picked up the dog on North Rampart Street, where she was tied to a post with another dog that had died. Grace’s ears were tied with rubber bands — a cheap “crop” job — and were falling off. Sabine’s daughter renamed the dog Aspen, and she’s “40 pounds of snuggle,” Sabine says. Last year, Kelly Cottrell adopted her pit bull Kiana through Sula when the foundation helped rescue some of the more than 200 dogs from a hoarding

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case in Ohio. A few months later, Cottrell adopted Villere, a three-year-old “blue” pit bull she found in a Dumpster on North Villere Street. “I passed (him) up and thought, ‘There’s no way I just saw a dog in a Dumpster,’” she says. “I turned around to make sure, and there he was. He was perched on top of a wood platform, just sitting there. … I knew right when I looked at him that he was a sweetie.” Cottrell helps foster dogs through Sula, and the organization currently is fostering nine dogs in different homes and at Canine Connection. One is Andy, an active, friendly white pit bull mix whose owner threatened to put him on the street. ARNO cares for surrendered pets and abandoned animals and is one of a few shelters in the country that accepts feral animals. The organization has 40 dogs in foster care, and its kennels are hardly ever empty. It also rarely says “no.” “But that’s our niche, really — taking in animals that are too old, too young, injured,” says Bass-Lily, the shelter’s director since 2006. “We have a hospice program, too. A dog may not be expected to live long, but if whatever they have is manageable and they’re not in pain, we have a foster and cover the medical costs. That way the dog lives its life living with a family that loves it. At least it gives that animal a chance to be loved.” Before it was a shelter, ARNO was founded as a pet rescue group in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Since 2005, it has helped find homes for and reunite families with more than 8,800 animals. Many of the stray animals it receives are pit bulls. The shelter is a mix of kennel cages, aisles of dog food and bedding and donated equipment like patio heaters for winter weather. A flurry of barks and whimpers erupts when anyone walks by. But Diamond, a white-and-brown pit mix with a bright pink nose, remains quiet and sits up in her kennel, pressing her head gently against its side. Diamond’s owners surrendered her to the shelter when they found they couldn’t afford medical care costs to heal sores on her paw pads and remove a cancerous tumor on her chest. She’s now receiving chemotherapy. Mosca is a white pit bull mix with brown patches who was found outside her namesake restaurant, Mosca’s. When she was found,

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Kelly Cottrell rescued Villere (left and on the cover) from a Dumpster on North Villere Street. PHOTO COURTESY KELLY COTTERELL

Mosca was thin and covered in scars and wounds, showing a history as a bait dog for fights. Mosca also is available for adoption, as are most of the animals at ARNO. It’s cleaning time — crates and kennel spaces and floors are being washed, and big black plastic bags sit outside to be picked up by a volunteer laundry crew that washes the mounds of bedding and towels. Shelter volunteer April Aileen points to Martine, a caramel-colored pit bull mix she rescued. “She came to me while I was unloading groceries,” she says. “Because this is a no-kill shelter, these are our dogs. They’re our babies. Nothing’s going to happen to them. They’ll live with us forever if nobody adopts them. We try our best to get them the best home they can get.”

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Beau was born with a neurological disorder veterinarians couldn’t identify, though they said it resembles a sort of canine cerebral palsy. Beau couldn’t keep his head, or much of his body, up. He was the pick of the litter until his symptoms appeared and his owners needed to get rid of him. Sula volunteer coordinator Jamie Patterson took him in. Beau received a hernia operation and now he’s an energetic two-year-old. “People have a preconceived idea that it’s a killer dog, but if you just take away the breed name and just look at it as a dog, I don’t think people would be so judgmental,” Patterson says. “They’re (the dogs are) just thrilled someone loves them.” And they need a lot of it, she says. Organizations like Sula, ARNO and LASPCA thrive on volunteers to walk and feed dogs, clean kennels or help dispel breed “myths” by interacting with people on the street. Cottrell says pit bull owners and their dogs need to act as “ambassadors of the dog.” Foster’s next book: I’m a Good Dog (due out Oct. 16) is a “sort of history and celebration of pit bulls, where it has

come from and whether it matters where it comes from,” he says. Dean Howard, development director of the LASPCA, says one of the shelter’s responsibilities is to “change the concept that all pits and pit mixes are bad dogs. … It really goes back to the owner.” The LASPCA does outreach in areas where there are a larger number of strays or pit bull concerns, like dogs chained in yards, or breeding. A “Chips for Chains” campaign offered free microchipping to owners who get rid of their pet’s chains. Howard says the organization tries to convince owners to spay and neuter their animals to help curb the population — but that means changing the minds of owners who often see the dogs as revenue streams or weapons. “It’s an ongoing challenge,” Howard says. Donald Lumsley walks to his backyard and points to a patched hole in the fence, where his brindle pit bull Puppy would escape to play with Buddy. Lumsley adopted Puppy when his former neighbors on the other side of the fence abandoned her. “They would breed puppies, selling them, making money,” he says. “They actually called the dog Cash.” The neighbors’ other dog, a small white pit bull, froze to death in their backyard. Lumsley chokes up thinking about it. “A person like you shouldn’t even have a dog,” he says, referring to the neighbors. “What do you want a dog for?” Puppy sits beside Lumsley on his porch. He growls playfully at her, and she wags her tail and perches her front paws on his lap. “Come here, Puppy! That’s my Puppy! That’s my baby!” he calls to her. “How can you not love that? How can you not love coming home to that?”

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just like your Madarl edgerson mom or and Twane stigler grandma show off a dish from use to Crossroads’ Creoledo, but inspired menu. with huge Photo by Cheryl Gerber pieces of delicate lobster,” Roberts says. The menu is still being tweaked. “We’re lucky enough to have chef Aaron back on our team to develop permanent dishes that will be unique to the New Orleans Crossroads menu,” Roberts says. The food is only one part of Crossroads’ appeal. “We want our guests to experience the House of Blues with all of their senses and be moved by the amazing music,” says director of restaurant operations Abby Jones. “We also have one of the largest folk art collections in the nation.” The restaurant staff is always working hard to find new ways to make the venue one of the best in New Orleans, Jones says, and concertgoers and tourists are not the only people they seek to impress. “We also have a frequent lunch program for our local clientele where they receive lunch on us after five visits,” Roberts says. “We want them to know that we appreciate their loyalty. Our patrons are a huge part of our culture. “(While) House of Blues is known for being a great place to see live music, we want people to recognize Crossroads as a great place to have a fun, enjoyable dining experience and to view some amazing folk art.”

by Missy Wilkinson suCre Lakeside (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-2277; holds a king cake tasting party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Stop by to sample king cake and coffee.

Now through Jan. 31, register at JaMba JuiCe (930 Poydras St., 304-4210; for its Pledging Your Pounds drive. For each pound lost, Jamba Juice will donate $1 to Healthy Lifestyle Choices, a local nonprofit. Tickets are on sale for GraCe house/ bridGe house’s reCyCLed Fashion show at souThPorT haLL (200 Monticello Ave., 835-2903; www.newsouthport.




com) from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Designers will transform thrift store purchases into unique fashion designs, which will be auctioned to benefit the nonprofit substance abuse facilities. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $40 for VIP seating. Contact Anne Springer at 821-7134 or for tickets. baba bLankeTs & CraFTs (1330 Prytania St., 599-4520; is closing. All store merchandise is on sale through January. Sale items include blankets, baskets and crafts handmade by women in Ghana. BaBa Blankets founder E. Aminata Brown will continue to sell items produced by the Ghanan women’s collective through the company’s website.









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ouse of Blues opened in New Orleans as a music venue and restaurant in 1994 and quickly became one of the city’s major music clubs. After nearly 20 years in business, House of Blues’ corporate office decided to rebrand and revamp its restaurants nationwide. Food Network’s celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez — who began his culinary training in New Orleans working with chef Paul Prudhomme — was brought on to create a new menu. The result is Crossroads (225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www., described on its website as the place “where food, music and art intersect.” Last October, Crossroads premiered in New Orleans. “Chef Aaron took the great foundation and well of personality that our House of Blues restaurant was built on and gave it a new contemporary, Americana feel,” says marketing director Mark Roberts. While soul food and Creole classics remain part of the menu, diners can expect “a combination of flavors from multiple cultures as diverse as the music that is performed at our venue,” Roberts says. “All items are made in-house and are not pre-packaged. The produce we use is purchased locally, as is our poultry, beef and seafood.” Standout menu items include jambalaya with sausage, chicken and peppers, shrimp and grits (made with chipotle cream sauce, a flash-fried grit cake and local jumbo shrimp) and short-rib meatball sliders. There’s also the very popular lobster macaroni and cheese. “(It’s) baked to deliciousness



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Instead of pita you get pide, formed either into crusty round rolls for dipping or as flatbread stuffed with lamb or vegetables — like a long, open-face calzone. Dolmas might be the usual stuffed grape leaves, or they might be stuffed bell peppers. And if the familiar Greek moussaka resembles lasagna, the Turkish version served at Fatoush is more like a casserole of thinly-sliced vegetables and ground beef baked under a tangy cap of bubbling kashkaval cheese. Perhaps the biggest surprise for first-time visitors is Fatoush’s setting inside the New Orleans Healing Center. This sprawling multipurpose complex is home to a grocery with a focus on organic products, a bookstore, a music club, a fitness center, wellness and self-improvement programs, a voodoo shop and even a police substation. With its multimodal design, its whitewashed open spaces and craft tables and art displays frequently spread throughout the atrium, the Healing Center seems like a student union plunked in the center of the gritty, but increasingly artsy, St. Claude Avenue commercial strip. Fatoush may be unique for New Orleans, but it fits in well at this location. Up front, there’s a sunny coffee shop with a sandwich

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menu and a case of pastries. The main restaurant is in back, under a drop ceiling partially camouflaged by a fleet of paper lanterns. There’s a circular flow to the Healing Center, so sit down with a plate of imam bayildi, an aromatic Turkish classic of pan-fried eggplant filled with peppers, tomatoes and onions, and watch as yoga students with neatly rolled mats cut through the dining room. There’s a juice bar in the works, but in New Orleans fashion, the restaurant’s service bar came first. The wines are undistinguished, but young servers pour them generously. Fatoush is the nickname of proprietress Fatma Aydin, a native of Turkey who has operated restaurants in New Orleans for almost 30 years. Chef Hakki Erce also is Turkish, and he runs the kitchen with a modern sensibility. Meats are sourced from local farmers, and Erce grinds beef and lamb for house-made gyro cones. The result, piled in crisp-edged slices on the crusty pide rolls, has a little more flavor than the standard, processed gyro, and it offers more satisfaction for people who track the origins of their meals. Fatoush is a new kind of restaurant for its neighborhood, though it seems in sync with the area’s momentum. The unaccustomed sight of twenty-somethings using laptops at cafe tables on the sidewalk of St. Claude Avenue could stop more traffic than the Press Street rail crossing. But change is everywhere around here, even on the gyro spit.

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For the uninitiated, Butterfly is a good introduction to riesling. The grapes come from a 26-acre family-owned estate that dates back to 1742. Wines are fermented and matured in German oak in the winery’s cavernous and humid cellar. The result is a focused wine with a nice balance of off-dry sweetness and herbal notes. It offers complex aromas of white peach, apple and pink grapefruit, followed on the palate by flavors of stone fruit, orange with distinct minerality and acidity. Drink it with seafood dishes, sushi, foie gras, and Asian, Cajun and spicy cuisines. Buy it at: W.I.N.O. Drink it at: Apolline, Cafe Adelaide, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse and Broussard’s. — BrENDA MAITLAND

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Fatoush serves Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine.

Fatoush offers exotic flavors and locally sourced ingredients.


Organic vegetables and artisanal breads need little introduction these days, but when it comes to “natural wines” people tend to have questions. Fortunately, a collection of experts in the field will be in town Thursday (Jan. 19) for a unique wine-tasting event organized by Swirl Wine Bar & Market (3143 Ponce de Leon St., 304-0635; www.swirlinthecity. com) and hosted at the Green Goddess (307 Exchange Place, 301-3347; Generally, natural wines are produced using traditional techniques dating back many generations and following a set of guiding principles rooted more in Old World vineyard wisdom than modern vinification science and technology. The New York-based importer Louis/Dressner Selections specializes in these wines, and five winemakers from France and Italy represented in its portfolio will be on hand for the event. “When winemakers like this come to town, it’s usually just people in the business who get to meet them,” says Swirl proprietress Beth Riblett. “That’s great for us, but I thought how cool would it be for the public to have a chance to meet

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atoush serves a lot of hummus and falafel. But this casual, everyday eatery in the Faubourg Marigny is a Turkish restaurant, so diners who approach it like a typical kebab joint are in for a surprise.

Natural Wine; Multicultural Tapas


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Get down and boogie with the thrill of live racing under the stars at Fair Grounds. Get ready for high stakes action and an exciting club scene in the Miller Lite Beer Garden, plus food and drink specials all night long. $5 general admission or $10 admission to the Miller Lite Beer Garden and Clubhouse.

DJ Kemistry in the Miller Lite Beer Garden Bucktown All-Stars in the Clubhouse





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interview them too.” The tasting follows a different format than usual sip-and-greets. Participants join groups of five or six people, and these groups rotate among the winemakers, getting time with each to sample wines, hear their stories and ask questions. There are two sessions, one at 6 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m., and each is limited to 25 people. That might sound a bit like a winetasting version of speed dating, but it’s intended to give customers access to the visiting winemakers. It also seems like a sensible solution to managing 50-plus people in the tight confines of the Green Goddess. Winemakers will be stationed in different parts of the building and (weather permitting) the pedestrian mall outside. Green Goddess chef Chris DeBarr will serve a selection of appetizers. Tickets are $75, including tax and gratuity. Call Green Goddess for reservations. After a holiday hiatus, the Faubourg St. John wine shop has resumed its popular “Friday Free-For-All.” The free wine tastings are held Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event also features tapas prepared by chef Richard Papier. Papier has worked in many New Orleans kitchens, including Emeril’s Restaurant, Herbsaint and the Delachaise. More recently he’s been providing catering services to movie sets around town. His cooking, which he describes as “down-home multicultural,” incorporates many different influences but is reliably straightforward and rustic. His tapas at Swirl are between $5 and $7 each.

Theo’s Eyes Elmwood


Co-owner, Besh Restaurant Group Born in Nicaragua, Octavio Mantilla got his start in the restaurant business at age 16 as a dishwasher. After earning degrees from Tulane University and the University of New Orleans, he went to work for Harrah’s casinos in New Orleans and St. Louis, Mo. Today, he and business partner/chef John Besh co-own the Besh Restaurant Group, which has nine properties, including a branch of their New Orleans bistro Luke in San Antonio, Texas, and the latest, Borgne, a seafood restaurant which opened this month in the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This year, Mantilla began a leadership role on the New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Board. You’re active both in the restaurant business and the tourism industry now. What’s your perspective on the recent run of high-profile sporting events the city has just hosted? Do these events impact your dining rooms? Mantilla: They definitely do, but it’s about more than just getting people in the restaurants. It’s the national attention that comes along with it — it’s spreading the word about New Orleans on a bigger scale and getting people to think about coming here. Conventional wisdom says many restaurants rely on tourism here. But what role does the restaurant industry have in tourism? M: The city’s restaurant reputation helps bring tourists here. Once they’re here, we have a chance not only to show them our food but to show that it’s part of our culture and who we are. Maybe that keeps them coming back. You started in the restaurant business young and rose through the ranks. Does that experience influence how you do business today? M: The whole culture at our company is based on what John (Besh) and I have been through in our careers, working our way up. The reason we have nine restaurants now isn’t because John and I just decided to open them. It’s because we have the talent within our organization and we want to promote them. We have so many people who are passionate enough to run their own restaurants, and that’s why we’ve expanded. There are more aspiring chefs and general managers in the ranks too, so down the road we might be opening more with them. — IAN MCNULTy

suggesting they add a location in the Elmwood area. The Elmwood Theo’s will be about the same size as the Mid-City restaurant, and Orintas says it will have more outdoor seating, a larger bar and a bigger draft beer selection.

Cultivating a Local Foods Cafe

The Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (1618 O.C. Haley Blvd., 352-1150; has long been a New Orleans destination for movies. It’s also becoming a spot for alternative brunch, one featuring a menu composed entirely of local foods. On the second Saturday of each month, Zeitgeist hosts the OCH Art Market ( and, starting last week, the Local Foods Cafe. The cafe is a partnership between NOLA Locavore (www.nolalocavore. org), a group that promotes eating locallyproduced foods (and which organizes the annual Eat Local Challenge), and the PPX Dinner Club (, a pop-up eatery run by chef

Matthew Elliott Kopfler and Tess Monaghan. Zeitgeist’s building doubles as the NOLA Locavores headquarters, so it’s providing the space, and PPX will handle the cooking. Lee Stafford of NOLA Locavores says he hopes to develop the concept into a permanent local-foods restaurant. “We’ve been wanting to add a restaurant at Zeitgeist for a while,” he says. “We’re starting with having it at the art market because we’ll get the traffic we need, but the end goal is to have a locavore cafe there open seven days a week.” For the past few months, Kopfler and Monaghan have been running PPX as a once-a-week pop-up on Wednesday evenings inside the F&M Patio Lounge (4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-6784;, among other locations. Their menus make regular use of local foods, but for this new project all of the ingredients come from local producers, with much of it sourced through Hollygrove Market & Farm. Local Foods Cafe serves on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brazilian Market & Cafe 2424 Williams Blvd., Suite N, Kenner, 468-3533

Portuguese is in the air, and South American goods are on the shelves.

Celina’s International Grocery 3601 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 712-8690

This Latin superstore, perhaps the largest locally, is attached to a taqueria.

Ideal Discount Market 250 S. Broad St., 822-8861; 3805 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 883-5351

A pair of markets with excellent butcher sections offer hot food to go.

Norma’s Sweets Bakery 2925 Bienville St., 309-5401; 3221 Georgia Ave., Kenner, 467-4309

Get Cuban sweets, bread and grocery staples at either location.

Union Grocery 1933 Stumpf Blvd., Gretna, 366-3604; 2105 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite A, Kenner, 469-1861 The Mid-City original is now in Kenner.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “Food trucks are not for the faint of heart. For our cafe, I don’t have to worry about someone coming in and moving my restaurant,” Kim Billingsley told Nation’s Restaurant News. Billingsley is co-owner of No Tomatoes, a Los Angeles food truck that spawned a brick-and-mortar cafe. The No Tomatoes truck was reported stolen in December and was recovered by police 200 miles away in a motel parking lot in Fresno, Calif., where it had been repainted with the words “Bad Boy Burgers.” It was returned to its owners in time for them to serve Rose Bowl crowds in Pasadena on Jan. 2.

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Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza is expanding with a third location in the works in Elmwood. Construction is underway on a new strip mall near the entrance to the Elmwood Shopping Center on South Clearview Parkway, and Theo’s is slated to begin making pizza there this summer. “I think this will be a big stepping stone for us to have three locations,” says Theo’s co-owner Jammer Orintas. “Eventually, we’d love to have another one downtown in the CBD, one on the West Bank, maybe one in Slidell.” Expansion always was part of the blueprint for Theo’s, though Orintas says Hurricane Katrina derailed those plans for a while. He and fellow college friends Greg Dietz and Ted Neikirk opened their first Theo’s (4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; less than a year before Katrina struck, and they say the chance to reopen quickly after the flood was an important part of establishing their brand. The Magazine Street Theo’s was among the first wave of restaurants to reopen and the partners watched their new business skyrocket as returning residents filled any eatery then operating. In 2009, the partners opened a much larger second shop in Mid-City (4024 Canal St., 302-1133; Orintas says their next expansion was guided in part by emails from people living around Harahan and River Ridge




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FAT HEN GROCERY — 7457 St. Charles Ave., 266-2921; — Barbecue is the specialty at chef Shane Pritchett’s casual cafe with an upscale deli menu. Order barbecued pulled-pork, ribs, burgers and more.No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. — Complimentary peanuts are always on the floor. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves burgers, po-boys, Reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks, fries with cheese or gravy and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $ ZADDIE’S TAVERN — 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 8320830 — Zaddie’s serves burgers,

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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BREWPUB CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE — 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; — Live jazz and German-style beers complement creative cooking at this brewpub. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BURGERS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 4887357; — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BUD’S BROILER — Citywide; — Bud’s Broiler is known for charcoalbroiled burgers topped with hickory-smoked sauce. Clearview Parkway and 24-hour City Park location also offer shrimp and catfish po-boys. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www. — 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. $$ CANAL STREET BISTRO & ECO CAFE — 3903 Canal St., 561-6585; — This cafe serves sandwiches like the veggie club, layered with Swiss cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, spinach and baby pickles. There are also fresh squeezed juices. No reserva-

tions. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine. com — The cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. There also is a menu of sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschettas, salads and dips. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHINESE CHINA ORCHID — 704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www. — Sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served with steamed rice on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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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 to lo mein. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ page 31

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BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $

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

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page 29 TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach., Mandeville, (985) 6264476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; — A house specialty is fried soft-shell crab topped with tong Cho sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COFFee/DeSSeRt ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www. — the Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ KUPCAKE FACTORY — 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 2674990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www. — there’s a large selection of gourmet cupcakes, including the Fat Elvis made with banana cake and topped with peanut butter frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES — 3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 4550830; — You’ll find an array of Continental and French baked goods, cakes, cheesecakes and pies. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon: breakfast and lunch tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY 5 FIFTY 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638; www.555canal. com —Lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 3021485; — Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. No reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; — the city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www. — Gumbo and New orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ 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. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CUBaN/CaRIBBeaN MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola. com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DeLI CG’S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL — 1100 Constance St., 722-3168; www.therustynail. biz — Inside the Rusty Nail, CG’s offers a menu of sandwiches like the Piggly Wiggly: pulled pork on a sesame seed bun with coleslaw and pickle chips on the side. No reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sat. Cash only. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; — this New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. the Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www. afl — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes panseared Maine diver scallops with

chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines 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 page 33

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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. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-2266 — this Italian-style eatery serves New orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup,

pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. the Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY 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. $$$ BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; — this wine bar and restaurant serves creative dishes like tasso truffle mac and cheese with three cheeses and Mornay sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ MILA — 817 Common St., 4122580; — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. try New orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. there also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MeDIteRRaNeaN/ MIDDLe eaSteRN 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. $$ BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —the Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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 Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and charbroiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — this surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill. com — these taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. there are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are 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. $$

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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. $$

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out to eat page 33 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. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — this music clubs serves dishes like fish and chips, spicy hot wings, tacos and more. there are weekly specials and vegetarian and vegan options. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; — traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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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 tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ 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. 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

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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 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. $ REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 895-7272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; — this New orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 — Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www. — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ 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. $$ TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; — the roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this uptown bar. other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SeaFOOD GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — Grand Isle offers seafood options from raw oysters to lobster St. Malo with combines Maine lobster, shrimp and mussels in seafood broth. Baked Gulf fish are served with compound chili butter, potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — the Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; — this stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.

out to eat — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 7374610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

SteaKHOUSe CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; — order uSDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. there are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

taPaS/SPaNISH BARCELONA TAPAS — 720 Dublin St., 8619696 — this Spanish restaurant serves paella and more than 50 tapas dishes with selections including patatas bravas, garlic shrimp, tomato with mozzarella and avocado shrimp tropical. No reservations. Dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — the menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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



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have a picture on the wall.” Hersch was the first artist booked for an entire week of solo shows at the club, an indication of his stature among top jazz pianists. And he joins some of the legends who have released albums recorded at the Village Vanguard, including Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and Bill Evans. Alone at the Vanguard features the final Sunday night set of a weeklong engagement. He originally intended to pick songs recorded over six nights, but he liked the final set and released it in its entirety. He may release a second volume featuring highlights from the rest of the recordings. “There’s something about live recording I’ve grown to love as I have gotten older,” Hersch says. “You’re just playing your gig. … That set had an organic feel to it. Sunday night audiences are very focused. There’s lots of other musicians, and some people who come earlier in the week come back again. I thought the audience was really with me.” The album is marked by warm melodies and poised, unhurried playing. “My music isn’t a lot of flash and hit-you-over-thehead kind of stuff,” he says. “I like to take the audience on a journey and tell a story.” He’s a critics’ favorite, but Hersch believes his music works for casual listeners as well as sophisticated audiences. “With instrumental storytelling, you’re allowing a piece to go somewhere,” he says. “Like in classical music, everyone can appreciate the beauty of an orchestra, but great composers use the materials, say harmonically or rhythmically, to take you somewhere. The more you know about the forms, the more you can appreciate beyond that it sounds beautiful. I try to play for both audiences.”

Hersch will teach a master class with NOCCA Pianist Fred Hersch is nominated for students, but most of two Grammy Awards. his teaching has been at PHOTO BY STEVE J. SHERMAN the college level and at conservatories. But even as a recipient of RockFred Hersch Trio SAT efeller, Guggenheim and 8 p.m. Saturday JAN National Endowment for NOCCA the Arts grants, he considers himself a student. He 2800 Chartres St. still visits a piano teacher, Sophia Rosoff, 90. And 949-2900 he frequents the Vanguard to hear new musicians. One upcoming recordTickets $30 ing project is a duo with 24-year-old guitarist Julian Lage. Italian clarinetist Nico Gori will collaborate with Hersch on another album. Hersch expects 2012 to be even busier than last year. “I’m not saying I am an overnight success at 56,” he says. “But it seems that things are really lining up for me. … I think it’s great that I’m in my mid-50s and maybe my best music is ahead of me.”


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ianist Fred Hersch rarely plays a set or an entire night without a Thelonious Monk tune, he says. As a composer, bandleader and soloist with a broad background including jazz and classical music, he’s got a large repertoire from which to draw, but Monk sticks out for unusual reasons. One is an improvised solo on Monk’s “Work” that drew a current Grammy nomination. Another is a stark image from a dream Hersch had while in a seven-week medically induced coma in 2008. “I never remembered my dreams much,” Hersch says. “But I recalled vivid dreams from the coma. … In one, I was in a jail cell next to Monk, and we were in a competition to finish composing a song first.” Competing with Monk to compose music is an anxiety dream for the rare few, and Hersch is one of them — as a renowned performer and winner of numerous awards, grants and fellowships. His medical ordeal included a bout with septic shock that almost killed him, Hersch says. He lost all motor skills, and for eight months could neither eat food nor drink water. But following a remarkable recovery, he turned several of those vivid dreams into the music in the jazz/theater piece My Coma Dreams, which debuted in northern New Jersey in May 2011. (To simulate the Monk dream, he set a kitchen timer for 20 minutes and composed the song in that time.) But before that piece premiered, Hersch had resumed his normal life and career. He recorded Alone at the Vanguard in December 2010, and the 2011 release drew two Grammy nominations (best instrumental jazz album and best improvised solo). He’ll record another album at New York’s legendary Village Vanguard when the Grammy winners are announced Feb. 12. But this week, he’s on a quick tour of Louisiana that includes a show at NOCCA on Saturday. It’s his first visit to New Orleans in more than 10 years, and he’ll be joined by longtime collaborator Drew Gress on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. They’ll perform music by Hersch, Wayne Shorter, Monk and Ornette Coleman, Hersch says. Hersch tours heavily and has composed or recorded more than 70 albums, but Alone at the Vanguard captures him in his element. “It’s my home club,” Hersch says. “I’m a regular. I


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DOG SWEAT (NR) — the lives of six young people in present day iran intertwine. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS (NR) — actor lou Diamond phillips narrates the documentary about the bataan Death march. Free admission. 6 p.m. Wednesday, National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 THE GROOVE TUBE (R) — the low-budget satire of 1970s tV and counterculture stars richard belzer and Chevy Chase. Free admission. 7:30 p.m Monday, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; JACQUES TATI FILM SERIES — the gallery screens films created by, starring and inspired by Jacques tati. email for details. free admission. 8 p.m. Monday, Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www. LONDON RIVER (NR) — two parents come together to find their children after the 2005 london terrorist attacks. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:15 p.m. FridayMonday, Jan. 24 and Jan. 26, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY (NR) — new orleans filmmaker maggie Hadleighwest’s documentary follows a hip-hop artist and his friends in brooklyn’s albany Housing projects. tickets $5 nofs members, $10 general admission. 6 p.m. Friday, Sunday, Jan. 27-28, Feb. 3-4, Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 25-26, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012 Complete listings:



static camera and no edits. While some directors use this technique to showcase elaborately choreographed set pieces, McQueen intends to give his film the rhythm and pace of real life, and it works. Shame just doesn’t let up. It may be an art film, but it never feels arty. Londoner McQueen had spent little time in New York before deciding to set Shame there, and he captures something of the city’s current essence through the fresh eye of an outsider. With its high-rise fishbowl apartments, curtain-free and seemingly built for voyeurs and exhibitionists, modern-day New York provides the ideal setting for the story. Its immediacy, and its constant focus on the here and now, fit Brandon and Cissy like a glove. We never find out what early trauma caused their broken states, but that’s part of the point. they struggle mightily to keep the past at bay, where it can cause no further harm. Both McQueen and Fassbender have acknowledged the potential for longterm director-actor collaboration in the manner of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, and the parallels, so far, are striking. that pair’s second film together was Taxi Driver, another unflinching tale of an obsessed man engulfed by New York City. time will tell, of course, whether McQueen and Fassbender are destined for anything approaching that sort of greatness. But Shame is just good enough to make you wonder if they are. — KEN KORMAN










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aRt EVENtS PROSPECT.2. Dan Cameron’s art biennial features works by more than 26 local, national and international artists on display in traditional and alternative venues. Visit www.prospectneworleans. org for details. Through Jan. 29.

opENINgS OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — “The Created World of Enrique Alferez,” sculpture and works on paper by the artist, through April 2; “The Past Still Present,” photographs by David Halliday; “The Shape of louisiana Commenting on the Shape of louisiana,” assemblages by Jimmy Descant; both through April 8. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.


A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; — “Trees of life,” photographs by Joyce Tenneson, through March 1. Photogravures by Josephine Sacabo, through March 31. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — SelfPortrait Invitational, through March 24. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www. — “Everything All at Once,” a group exhibition of gallery members curated by James W. Goedert, through feb. 5. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — “True Blue,” photographs by Gary Perez; jewelry by Bonnie Miller; works by Pamela Marquis; all through Jan. 30. ART HOUSE ON THE LEVEE. 4725 Dauphine St., 247-8894 — “Art By Committee,” an interactive exhibit by Robert Tannen for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www. — “Aspects of a New Kind of Realism,” a group exhibition curated by Michael Klein; “Shifting States,” paintings and drawings by luis Cruz Azaceta; both through

Artists are inspired by perception, but perceptions are open to interpretation. The human form first appeared as stick figures in caves before becomApophenia: Paintings by THRu ing idealized by the classical Carlos Estevez JaN Greeks. Now Havana-born Miami Taylor Bercier fine Art artist Carlos Estevez reduces them to schematics once again 233 Chartres St. in works that recall 19th century 527-0072 paper dolls or the mechanical automata of visionary Victorian inventors. But who controls them? In Lucid Dreaming (pictured) a Moving in Colors: Sculpheadless figure sits astride a THRu strange mechanism that’s part ture by Key-Sook Geum JaN bicycle, part beast. With the Gallery Bienvenu figure’s head atop the machine’s 518 Julia St., 525-0518 serpentine neck, propellers and gears convey it toward destinations unknown. In Secret Learning, a headless ballerina does a jig as her head, suspended by pulleys, stares back at us from a pedestal on the floor. In Apophenia, a schematic mystic meditates in a half-lotus posture; he alone appears conscious of his condition, yet it’s not clear whether he can do anything about it. Despite all the existential speculation, the prolific Estevez’s real gift is for creating a fully formed parallel world that comments on our own. Archaic yet futuristic, his figures suggest we are the automata, the mechanical beings whose condition they mimic with such bizarre elegance. Korean artist Key-Sook Geum’s sculptures are no less figurative, but the figures themselves are absent. Instead we see empty evening dresses floating in space like charismatic specters making grand entrances at invisible cocktail parties. Their intricate wire mesh filigrees outline the curves of high fashion movie starlets, yet they actually contain empty space and subtle energy, or chi. In this they are the reverse of Denyce Celentano’s rather fleshy painted nudes at Cole Pratt, which grapple passionately with each other and their own imperfections as they embody a chaos of the senses. Geum’s wiry lace concoctions are more like a haute couture of the spirit, if such a thing is possible. Geum suggests, at least obliquely, that it is. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www. — “Thought and Thoughtlessness,” drawings and sculpture by Gary Oaks, through feb. 4. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., — “It’s Complicated,” interactive and performance art by Minka Stoyanova, through feb. 9. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www. — “Body, Remember,” oil paintings by Denyce Celentano, through Jan. 28. COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth ofl or, 861-5456 — Mixed media by Avish Khebrehzadeh, through Jan. 29. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “The Whelming Part II,” paintings by Blaine Capone, through feb. 18. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 5243936 — “The Bull and the Dream,” g fi urative stone and wood sculptures by Thomas Glover W. and Marianne lerbs, through feb. 3. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “The Waking,” a group show featuring Nanci Charpentier, lisette Copping, Candy Depew, Mandy Rogers Horton and lisa Tahir, through March 3. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; — Works by Rachel Jones, Rachel Avena Brown, Stephanie Patton, Dave Greber and Andrea ferguson, through feb. 5. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; — “Moving in Colors,” sculpture by Key-Sook Geum, through Jan. 26.

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SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Jones Hall, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa.tulane. edu — “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. Opening Tuesday.

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THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www. — A group exhibition featuring Kim Bernadas, Jacques Soulas, Jean Cassels and others, through Jan. 29. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www.heriardcimino. com — “Elemental,” paintings by Regina Scully; “Minor Keys,” wall sculptures by Martin Payton; both through Feb. 19. HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “RAW,” a group exhibition curated by Luis Cruz Azaceta and Sharon Jacques, through Feb. 5. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third ofl or, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Below Sea Level,” a panoramic video installation by Pawel Wojtasik for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. JAZZ & HERITAGE GALLERY. 1205 N. Rampart St., 558-6100; — Works by Sarah Allen Freeman, through March 1. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; — “The Painter on An Extended Voyage,” paintings by Bernard Beneito, through Jan. 29. Paintings by Adam Hall, through January. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; — “P.2 Projects,” a group exhibition curated in conjunction with Prospect.2, through Jan. 21.

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LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; — “Mann’s Mind,” works by Thomas Mann; “American Ghosts,” works by Olivia Hill, through Feb. 25.


MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — “Stamina in the Dream House,” oil paintings and sculpture by Elizabeth Fox, through Jan. 28. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; — “The Winter Trifecta,” painting on glass by Aziz Diagne, photographs by Scott Schexnaydre and wood sculpture by Jon Krueger, through January.


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NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., 610-4899; www. — “Silenced Suffering: The Comfort Women Project,” photographs by Jungeun Lee for PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 29. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 8655328; www.newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — Works by Nick Cave and Joyce J. Scott for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29.


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OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — Tulane graduate student exhibition, through Jan. 28.

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PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER. 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-7032; — “Penn Station: A Distant View,” largescale photographs by Becca Fitzpatrick in conjunction with Prospect.2 satellites, through January.

PROSPECT NEW ORLEANS VISITOR CENTER. 1036 Esplanade Ave., 7566438; — Prospect.2 Student Biennial, a group show featuring works by New Orleans students, through Jan. 29. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; — “Southern Writers and Other Assorted Images,” photographs by David G. Spielman, through Feb. 16. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — Photographs by Barry Kaiser, through Feb. 4. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Magazine Street of Dreams,” paintings by Hayley Gaberlavage and Robert Post, through Feb. 29. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Wall-Paper,” a group exhibition of works on paper; “Home & Away,” photographs by Jack Kotz, through January.

STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Arm’s Breadth,” sculptural ceramics by William DePauw, through Feb. 5. T-LOT. 1940 St. Claude Ave., (865) 567-9766; www.t-lot. — “Parallel Play,” a group exhibition featuring works on paper, architectural installations, sculpture and performance, through January. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — Works by Ivan Navarro for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29.

museums 1850 HOUSE. 523 St. Ann St., 568-6968 — Works by Sophie Calle for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — “NOLA Now Part I: Swagger for a Lost Magnificence”; Prospect.2 show featuring Jonas Dahlberg, George Dunbar, Karl Haendel and others; both through Jan. 29. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” studentcreated quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; — “African Wisdom in Image and Proverb,” photographs by Betty Press for PhotoNOLA; “Becoming Home,” photographs by Mariana Sheppard and Nakeya Brown for PhotoNOLA; both through Jan. 21.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — “Infamy: December 1941,” oral histories, artifacts and images focusing on the attack on Pearl Harbor, through Feb. 19. NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; — Works by Lorraine O’Grady for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century,” an exhibition with works by Anish Kapoor, Keith Sonnier, Matthew Barney, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Kathe Kollwitz and Gabrielle Munter, through Jan. 22. Works by Bruce Davenport Jr., Nicole Eisenman and Jennifer Steinkamp for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. “Light to Dark/Dark to Light,” paintings by Wayne Gonzales, through Feb. 26.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; — “The 18th Star: Treasures From 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood”; “Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces in an Effort to Make Sense of it All,” outdoor installation by Dawn Dedeaux for Prospect.2; both through Jan. 29.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — Works by Ashton Ramsay for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. “Ersy: Architect of Dreams”; “Oyeme Con Los Ojos,” photographs by Josephine Sacabo; both through Feb. 26.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. — “Audubon’s Absence,” ecological artworks by Brandon Ballengee, through January.

OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990; htm — Works by William Eggleston, An-My Le and Ragnar Kjartansson for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; — “The Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert Tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items.

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — “Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit; “Laissez Faire — Savoir Fare,” the cuisine of Louisiana and New Orleans; “Eating in the White House — America’s Food”; “Tout de Sweet,” an exhibit exploring all aspects of the sugar industry in the South; “Barbecue Nation”; all ongoing.

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LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 310-2149; — The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years.

A NEW LANDSCAPE. Artists are sought for the April juried exhibition in Grand Isle. Submissions deadline is Feb. 1.

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.museumoftheam-

UPTOWN POPUP ART GALLERY. 7835 Maple St. — “The New South: A Post-Katrina Reimagining of the Confederate Battle Flag,” works by Anne Ashley, through Feb. 8. — “Absinthe Visions,” photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing.

WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www. — “In Katrina’s Wake: Restoring a Sense of Place,” photographs by Stephen Wilkes for PhotoNOLA, through March 3. For complete listings, visit





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ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8928650; www.sttammanyart. org — “Paper & Stone,” works by Ed Whiteman and Michael Eddy, through Jan. 28.

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ThEATER A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — the nola project stages martin mcdonagh’s drama about a man who has been searching for his severed left hand for 27 years. Visit for reservations. tickets $18 general admission, $14 students. 8 p.m. thursdaysunday.

GREATER TUNA. Cutting Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — derrick mittelstaedt and Jeff mallon portray the eclectic residents of the cfi tional town of tuna, texas in Jaston williams, Joe sears and ed howard’s satire of rural america. tickets $18.50. 8 p.m. friday. NUNSET BOULEVARD. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 8852000; — the sisters from dan goggin’s nunsense series are invited to perform at the hollywood bowl, where they try to impress a famous movie producer. tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors and military, $20 students, $15 children. 7:30 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday. THE RAT PACK NOW. Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — the tribute

RICKY GRAHAM & FRIENDS. Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington, 892-2624 — graham, along with usual cohorts yvette hargis, matthew mickal, mandy Zirkenbach and musical director Jefferson turner, perform in the satirical revue. Call 264-1206 or visit www.therickygrahamshow. for reservations. tickets $25. 8 p.m. saturday. SPRING AWAKENING. Southern Rep Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third ofl or, 5226545; www.southernrep. com — theatre 13 presents steven sater and duncan sheik’s tony-winning rock musical concerning a group of 19th century german teenagers dealing with their nascent sexuality. tickets $20 preview performance (Jan. 12), $30 general admission. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday, 3 p.m. sunday, through Jan. 29. TINY ALICE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — george patterson directs silk dress productions’ performance of edward albee’s psychospiritual mystery about an enigmatic church benefactress. tickets $15 thursday, $22 friday-saturday. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday through Jan. 28.

BuRlESquE & CABARET Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www.sonesta. com — trixie minx stars in a show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.


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Gemma and Jack (presented at southern rep’s new play bacchanal) was a story told by seven authors. the playwrights brainstormed outlines for a male and a female character, then each wrote a 10-minute segment dealing with their relationship. the result was somewhat postmodern: the narrative build toward a climax was dissipated, and it was not always clear how the episodes fit together. at times, it seemed like a mosaic that had been broken and reassembled in a random fashion. but the element of surprise was part of the fun. in the first episode (by brian sands), the unacquainted gemma (Kerry Cahill) and Jack (garrett prejean) are trapped in a stalled elevator. as the hours crawl by, their nerves grow more and more on edge. they finally attempt to dislodge the elevator by jumping up and down on the floor, and this burst of energy is more effective than repartee in bringing them together. they fall into each others’ arms and kiss. there was hardly any set and few props, but under the nuanced direction of aimee hayes, the actors brought the somewhat amorphous characters to fascinating life. the story spans 1984 to 2011 in a series of scenes separated by blackouts. most of the gemma-and-Jack romance was sketched by madison Curry, amanda Zirkenbach, Cahill, Jon broder, bradley troll and pat bourgeois. the program included some of the protagonists’ biographical and psychological background, and bits and pieces turned up at odd moments, often to comic effect. gemma, for instance, got into a bar fight, was jailed and, while in the slammer, got a tattoo from a prostitute. the play focuses most on the lovers’ separations and reunions, and there is a strong sense that they are fated to be together. in the last segment (by paul werner), we see what seems a final stable union. while doing yoga together after their most recent reconciliation, Jack has a premonition. he senses gemma is pregnant. Convention dictates that tragedies end in funerals and comedies end in weddings, so there is nothing left to do but kiss and vow to tie the knot. Gemma and Jack was a highlight of the new play bacchanal, an annual festival of original work with many staged readings. the event is an exciting addition to the local theater scene. — dalt wonK

AuDITIONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus; — the women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit 7 p.m. monday. MUSIC MAN JR. Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington, 892-2624 — performers ages 6-18 are sought for the march production of the musical. email for

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SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET. Giacobbe Academy of Dance, 6925 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-0940 — the school holds auditions for its June 25-July 28 course in new york City. intermediate and advanced ballet students who will be ages 12-18 as of July 31 are eligible. Call (212) 769-6600 or visit application fee is $25 in advance online and $35 the day of the audition. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. saturday.

SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. the principal chorus of the louisiana philharmonic orchestra holds auditions for new singers. auditions are by appointment only. Call 5252111 or email for details. auditions are 6 p.m. tuesday and Jan. 24 at the loyola University College of music (6363 st. Charles ave.) and 10 a.m. saturday at delgado Community College’s City park Campus (building 1, 615 City park ave.).

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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 its weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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6-12 can learn about trees through crafts, trail walks and hands-on science activities. preregistration is required. Call 689-3690 ext. 25 for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. YOUNG HISTORIANS TOUR. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — Children ages 8-12 tour the museum’s Infamy:

December 1941 exhibit and then participate in a discussion and hands-on activity. pre-registration is required. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 or email lauren. for details. free with museum admission. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE. TulaneLakeside Hospital, 4700 South I-10 Service Road West, Metairie — the peer support group meets the first and third tuesdays of every month. Visit www. for details. 7:30 p.m. HIDDEN TREASURES: CARNIVAL EDITION. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo Collections Facility, 1000 Chartres St., 568-6968; lsm.crt.state. — the friends of the Cabildo host a behindthe-scenes tour of the louisiana state museum’s Carnival collection. reservations are required. Call 523-3939 for details. admission $10 foC members, $15 nonmembers. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. tuesday and thursday. MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEK FOR PEACE. Xavier, tulane, loyola and Dillard Universities host the week of events that includes a lecture by author and educator steve perry, an interfaith service, a community service day and more. Visit www.xula. edu for the full schedule and other details. tuesday-friday. OCHSNER HELLO HEALTH SEMINAR. Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, 467-1351; www. — surgeon eric Heinberg discusses hernias. Call (866) 6247637 for details. admission $15. noon.

WEdNEsday 18 ACLU BENEFIT. The Green Goddess, 708 Exchange Alley, 301-3347; www. — the restaurant hosts a fundraiser for the american Civil liberties Union foundation of louisiana that features wine, beer, cocktails and light snacks. admission $30. email sgelfand@ or visit www. for details. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. THE ARAB SPRING: PROSPECTS FOR DEMOCRACY. Vacherie, 827 1/2 Toulouse St., 207-4532; www.vacherierestaurant. com — the world affairs Council of new orleans, national Democratic institute and the international republican institute present the lecture and discussion. Call 280-5591 or email programs@wacno. org for details. admission $35 (includes dinner). 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. BECOMING A WOMAN. East Jefferson General Hospital, Conference Center, 454-4000; — girls ages 9-12 learn about the changes that come with adolescence. Call 4565000 for details. admission $20. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; — the weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www. — the american Cancer society sponsors a group for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 456-5000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. HOPE FOR HAITIAN CHILDREN FUNDRAISER. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. neworleanshealingcenter. org — the event benefiting Haitian orphans features an exhibit and sale of Haitian art, a raffle and music by the noCCa Jazz Combo,

red Hot brass band, Jean montes and molto. email for details. admission $15 suggested donation. patron party 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., general admission 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon. NONPAC MEETING. Seventh District Station, 10555 Lake Forest Blvd. — the new orleans neighborhood policing anti-Crime Council holds its monthly meeting. 7 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala Ave., Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday. WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAY. Santa Fe Restaurant, 3201 Esplanade Avenue, 948-0077; www. — the women’s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday 19 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. FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — the Downtown neighborhood market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. ebt and wiC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. THE LENS’ SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Fox 8 Studios, 1025 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy. — the online investigative news outlet celebrates its second anniversary with food and refreshments.

reservations are requested. email amueller@ for details. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 5699070; — the group offers lessons in african dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. thursday and monday. THIRD THURSDAYS LECTURE SERIES. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere, 751 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state. — liz skilton presents “gender, Hurricanes and popular Culture” in conjunction with the museum’s Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond exhibit. free admission. 6 p.m. WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 5699070; — Dr. timothy s. Harlan, aka television personality Dr. gourmet, discusses healthy eating. reservations are recommended. free admission. noon to 1:30 p.m.

friday 20 FUNDRAISING FRIDAY FISH FRY. Resurrection After Exoneration Building, 1212 St. Bernard Ave., 9431902; — resurrection after exoneration hosts fish fries on the third friday of the month to raise money for its community center and housing for exonerates. Call 302-1940 or email voi_booking@r-a-e. org for details. admission $7. 11 a.m. LAKEVIEW SHEPARD CENTER GOLDEN COMMUNITY LUNCHEON. Community Church, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, 483-2918; — arthur Johnson and the Chosen few perform at the seniors luncheon. Visit for details. admission $5. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. fridays. STARLIGHT RACING. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., 943-1415; www.fairgroundpage 54

eVent LISTINGS page 52 — The Fair Grounds hosts a nighttime racing event with live music, DJs and cuisine from local food trucks. General admission is $5; clubhouse and beer garden admission is an additional $5. 5 p.m. to 9 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, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

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ALLIANCE FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY GALA. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — The organization honors its founders at the gala featuring a keynote speech by Gambit publisher Clancy Dubos and music by Fredy Omar Quartet. Call 208-9761 or visit for details. Admission $35 general admission, $75 patron party. 6 p.m. patron party, 7 p.m. gala.


ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN SOCIETY DINNER. Five Happiness Imperial Room, 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 4860820; www.fivehappiness. com — The organization hosts its general membership dinner with door prizes and special elections for board positions. Reservations are recommended. Call 231-3109, email or visit for details. Admission $20 APAS members, $25 nonmembers. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. 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 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. GALVEZ RESTAURANT DEMONSTRATION. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — Chef Laura Cedillo from the French Quarter restaurant demonstrates a Spanish dish. Free with museum admission. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan

— The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon.

Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, discusses “Why Romney’s Religion Matters.” Call 282-5459 for details. 4 p.m.

GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN & TEENS. Grief Resource Center, 1221 S. Clearview Pkwy., fourth floor, 723-3628 — Facilitated by licensed counselors and therapists, the Akula Foundation Grief Resource Center’s group is open to any family that has experienced a death or other significant loss. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. children ages 5-12; 11 a.m. to noon teenagers. Third and First Saturday of every month. LOWER 9TH WARD COMMUNITY WELLNESS EXTRAVAGANZA. All Souls Episcopal Church, St. Claude and Caffin avenues — The event features a maternal health fair, free smoke detectors and energy efficient light bulbs, healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings and more. Email skhudson@nola. gov for details. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water St., Madisonville, (985) 8714918; www.artformadisonville. org — The monthly market features fine art from local artists including paintings, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK KICK-OFF EVENT. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171; edu — The kick-off for the week promoting better education options for children features guest speakers, activities, and performances by the Temptations, Ellis Marsalis, the St. Augustine High School marching band and more. Preregistration is recommended. Visit www.schoolchoiceweek. com for details. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. NEW ORLEANS SECULAR HUMANIST ASSOCIATION PROGRAM. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy and

ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. TREME UNDER THE BRIDGE MARKET. North Claiborne Expressway, between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street — The new monthly market highlights local artwork and features live music from local bands, high schools and choirs; community services like health and legal aid; and educational services and exhibits. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday 22 INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., 861-3693; www. — Rabbi Edward Cohn leads a free class for those seeking information about Judaism or considering conversion. Reservations are recommended. 9 a.m. PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING. Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The program discusses woodworking techniques used to split wood and make various objects. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call for VolunteerS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS2345; — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Call for information.

Suite 203, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up to attend service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 4837041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ or visit for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION. The MDA seeks volunteers ages 16 and older for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www. for details. PEOPLE PROGRAM. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to teach active seniors at its campuses in Metairie, New Orleans and the West Bank. Call 284-7678 for details. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMSOutreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email or call 654-1060 for information.

BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details.

START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 8990820, email elizabeth@scapc. org or visit for details.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St.,

TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach

middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 8318475 for details. TOURO VOLUNTEER SERVICES. Touro Volunteer Services, 1401 Foucher St., 897-8107; content/careercamp — The infirmary seeks adult volunteers to assist with the Family Surgery Lounge, patient information desk, book and goody cart, hospital tours and health screenings. Call volunteer services at 897-8107 for information.

wordS ANDREA CREMER. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author signs and reads from the young adult book Bloodrose. 4:30 p.m. Friday. COOKBOOKS & COCKTAILS SERIES. Kitchen Witch Cookbooks Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — The group meets weekly to discuss classic New Orleans cookbooks. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 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. GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — The group discusses Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. 7 p.m. Thursday. JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The group discusses Sanditon, Austen’s incomplete novel written right before her death. 7 p.m. Wednesday. JOHN GREEN. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., 8613693; www.templesinaino. org — The author signs and discusses The Fault in Our Stars along with his brother Hank Green. 7 p.m. Wednesday. MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www. — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. OCTAVIA BOOKS BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The group discusses Abraham Verghese’s Cutting For Stone. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A. P. TUREAUD JR. & RACHAEL EMANUEL. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-

1190 — The authors sign and discuss A More Noble Cause: A.P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana. 7 p.m. Thursday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. 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. SOCRATES CAFE. St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, (985) 796-9728 — The philosophical group holds a monthly discussion. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. SOUTHERN LOUISIANA CHAPTER OF ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA MEETING. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Author and playwright June Shaw discusses “Getting a Good Start to Your Writing Year.” Visit for details. 10 a.m. Saturday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — The group meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 289-9142 or email for details.

Call for wrIterS BOB KAUFMAN BOOK PRIZE IN POETRY. Trembling Pillow Press presents the contest. The winner will be published in 2012. Visit www. bobkaufmanbookprize.html for details. Submissions deadline is Jan. 31. NEW ORLEANS BOOK PROJECT. New Orleanians are invited to enter short written works and artwork for New Orleans by New Orleans, an upcoming collection of stories and art inspired by, set in or about New Orleans. Visit for details. Submissions deadline is Feb. 14. SWAMP LILY REVIEW. Editors seek fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction for the spring 2012 issue of the online publication. Editors are also open to some book reviews, interviews, photographs and artwork. Email or visit for details.


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Thanks to my past, present & future clients for your patronage and for using massage as part of your health regimen. Call Matteo. LA 0022, for your next appt. Metairie area. 504-832-0945.


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Missing since 12/24/2011 Mylee Adams - I’m very loved and missed by my family. Mylee is a multi colored calico cat with a white neck and belly. Her front paws have been declawed. There is a $500 reward for her safe return. Any information please call 504-473- 4254, 504-231-9566 or 504-919-4264. She went missing from the Westgate Subdivision. The circumference is between West Napolean, Veterans, Roosevelt, and David Dr.


LOST TEACUP CHIHUAHUA from Stall Dr in Harvey, Sat, Dec, 17. She is mostly black, with brown & white patches. She is very small (2-3 lbs) but chubby. VERY friendly. Answers to “Etta”. Call Ray 504-261-0364


DSH, DMH & DLH. Pick a color/sex/ hair length. Many to choose from! Neut/Vet Ck/Vacs/Litter Box Trained. Please call (504) 220-2346 to meet.


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Very sweet Stafford, home or foster. Very, very sweet boy, help asap to get him out of small confinement.


Francine - playful attitude! Loves long walks in the grass, give this girl a home full of warmth, laughter & love. Courtney Boes,



Beautiful boy, solid white, loves to play. Neut/Vet Checked/Vaccinated/Housebroken. If interested in meeting please call (504) 482-8379.

Are victims of Irag War. Would like to keep together, if at all possible. Both are sweet, Neut./Vet checked/vacc/and housebroken. If interested in meeting both or either please call (504) 460-0136


Beautiful girl, solid white, loves to play! Neut/Vet Checked/Vaccinated/Housebroken. If interested in meeting please call (504) 482-8379.

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HOUND/MOUNTAIN DOG. Young, sweet, playful & a big baby. Nut/Vet Ck/Vacs/Rescue. If interested in meeting call (504) 451-2822


Who loves to hang out! Indoor cat. Sweet w/other cats. Adores the company of people. Traci - tbkestler@ 504-975-5971


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

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Trane 3 Ton Replacement System $3890 Installed Expires 1/31/12 504-465-0688 Air Conditioning Heating


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


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

The Cracked Pot Garden Center 2 mi west of Airport on Airline Hwy 504-466-8813 Fall Landscaping Clean Up Special Free Estimates


SCHOENFELD LAW CORPORATION 24-hr mobile notary services. Successions, Wills, Power of Attorney, etc, We’ll come to you! 504-416-2489


CAREER PREPARATION Teach English Abroad! 4-week TEFL course in Prague. Job assistance worldwide. We have over 1500 graduates teaching in 60+ countries. info@


Assistant Professor, China Area Studies (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA): Teach advanced Chinese Language courses in the Asian Studies Department as well as Communication courses in the Liberal Arts Department. Requires Ph.D. in Linguistics, Pol. Sci. or related field & fluency in Chinese language skills. Mail: Genean Mathieu, Attention Job ID#KMC617, 300 Gibson Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118






Franz Farms, Katy, TX, has 2 positions for seed rice production; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/ hr; work period guaranteed from 2/15/12 – 12/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX2632143.



Tel: 888-644-2467

Garrett Flying Services, Danbury, TX, has 4 positions for grain; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/ hr; work period guaranteed from 2/25/12 – 11/1/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX6824560.

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M&M Leasing, Cleveland, MS, has 6 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; work period guaranteed from 2/20/12 – 12/20/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order MS45112.


Milk Harvest Dairy, Amherst, TX, has 33 positions for grain & silage; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; work period guaranteed from 2/15/12 – 12/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX8165557.


Reece Farms, Daisetta, TX, has 9 positions for bees & honey; 3 mos. experience required as a beekeeper; may not have bee, pollen or honey related allergies; must be able to physically lift 50 pounds when moving bees and puling honey; must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; work period guaranteed from 2/15/12 – 12/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX2632326.

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Upscale Wine Bar & Restaurant Now Hiring: Sous Chef Lead Cook Dishwasher


in Riverwalk looking for someone who is personable and enjoys workilng with the public! This job requires you to make samples of our recipe and interact with customers in front of store. Must work weekends. We will pay for parking. Email us if yio are interested in an application or for further detils:


Experience Mardi Gras first hand. Help lead horses through the excitement of the Mardi Gras parades. Salary plus tips. Lots of fun! Call 891-2246.


All FOH Positions Exp. Servers & Bartenders Apply in Person M-Th, 2pm-4pm 840 Tchoupitoulas Or Send Resume To:



Everest Consultants, Inc. seeks Marine & Ship Surveyor to inspect vessels & cargo. Req Master’s in Marine Transport or Supply Chain Mgmt & valid Nautical Inspector ID for Liberia & Bahamas. Job in New Orleans area. Send resume and cover ltr to 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 102, Kenner LA 70065.


Culinary Store/Cooking School in the Riverwalk looking for enthusiastic retail sales person who has basic knowledge about New Orleans cooking. Must be able to work Saturday and Sunday. We will pay for parking. Email us if you are interested in an application or for further details:

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 To Advertise in

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“A DRUG – FREE WORKPLACE” Are you looking for an exciting yet rewarding career? Come join Our Team!

VICE PRESIDENT OF MISSION SERVICES The ideal candidate will provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight for mission delivery to the program and services teams. Works in concert with the other Executive Leadership Team members to develop and guide strategic direction, develop tactical plans and assist in the leadership of the organization. Develops, mentors and coaches direct reports in the areas of program participant/customer service, strategy, management and compliance. Operates effectively across functional boundaries, building and sustaining external and internal relationships. Serves as internal consultant to the President/CEO. Develops programs to meet the needs of referral and funding organizations, which are consistent with the mission and strategic goals of the organization. These programs must be responsive to the objectives of referring agencies, in compliance with the standards of the regulatory commission and operated on a cost-effective basis. • Requires a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Management, Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, Social Services, Human Services or a related field. • Requires five years demonstrated leadership, development and strategic planning experience. • Requires five years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment. • Requires knowledge of educational, governmental and social service agencies and programs in areas with mission delivery opportunities, including current best practices and current trends. • Requires experience with federal and state contract/grants and their reporting requirements are required. Must be detailed oriented and have excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, problem solving, teambuilding skills. Position requires proficiency with computers, MS Word, Excel and Access.

P/T DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING MANAGER The ideal candidate will have a minimum three (3) years previous experience in Fundraising and Development and a BA degree in a related field of study. A Masters degree is preferable. This position is responsible for research, Grant Writing and Development of workforce development programs as well as Fundraising activities. The selected candidate will have excellent negotiation, verbal and written communication skills including phone, computer / internet and marketing mediums. Successful applicants must have an intermediate level command of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Power Point applications.

If you believe you have the above qualifications and want a challenging yet rewarding position, please send resume with salary requirements to: Fax resume to 504-456-2699 or E-mail to Goodwill Industries of SELA 3400 Tulane Ave. Suite 1000 New Orleans, LA 70119







Central Met 2909 Division St. Approx 1385sf. $9/sf per yr + electric. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty, 504-581-5005.


Quiet cul-de-sac, walk to levee, new hdwd/ceramic floors, surround snd, recess lighting, sec sys, great backyd & deck for entertaining. Pets OK. Lse. $1600/mo Sylvia 504-415-6501


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


2/2, Appl inc. w&d, walk-in closets, pkng, priv. patio, pool, tennis crts. Earhart - 1 mile. No smokers. $1050, Glenn, 504-450-5634


CUTE1 BR UPPER Appliances + washer/dryer. Upper, wtr pd. 1 blk off Clearview and W. Esplanade. No pets. $700/mo. 504-715-4179


Renov’t - all new! - near Heart of Metairie. 1 bdrm + bonus room, from $795. Wtr pd., Rsvd pkg,1 car. No smoking/ pets 504-780-1706



2511 Metairie Lawn. 2BR/2BA, w/d, pool, security. Rent $950/mo. Sale $149,000. Call 427-1087

New Orleans • Mid-City 2 bed | 2 full bath 1033 sqft | Side Hall Cottage

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

Total renovation includes new roof, elect, plumbing, granite, ss appliances, tankless water heater, alarm. Fabulous master suite with huge walk in closet. Not a shotgun!!! Independent bedrooms. Peaceful and secluded backyard has new fence & sod. Off-street parking for 2 cars. Owner/Agent. $154,900.


1 or 2 BR, Sparkling Pool, Bike Path, 12’ x 24’ Liv.Rm, Sep Din, King Master, No Pets, No Sect 8, $699 & $799 . 504-236-5776

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927 DAUPHINE STREET $1,895,000 An excellent example of an early creole cottage set in a serene compound. Beautiful courtyard with mature plantings in a classic partere garden. Property consists of the main house, 4 income producing apartments and a large bonus space-- office, workshop, gym, etc. Parking for multiple cars. Great location.

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1BR, 1-1/2 BA, pool. Elec & cable included, parking. 24 hr Concierge Service, Reduced to $880/mo 914882-1212.


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


Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. No pets. $850/ month + deposit. 504-494-0970

Stunning Restored Victorian

1700sf 3br/1ba, furn kit & ldry, wd flrs, ca/h, 14’ ceils, o/s prkg. Pets ok 1 yr lse. $1200/mo. 504-296-7267


Living room, kit & bath, private balcony, gated. Water included & laundry facilities on property. Gated. $850/mo + dep. Call (504) 615-1716.

1208 N. GAYOSO

Upper 2 BR, LR, DR, 1 BA, KIT, wood/ ceramic flrs, high ceilings, cen a/h, w/d hkups, no pets. $1050 mo. 432-7955.


1BR, 1BA, Furn Kit, Heat/Cool Unit, Ceiling Fan. Shared Ctyd. Non-Smoking. Lse. $875/mo; $875 dep. Owner Occupied Bldg. Seek neat, resp, long term tenant. (504) 296-7126 for appt


1713 BURGUNDY, 1 bd/1 ba, furn kit, all elec, ac, carpet, wtr pd. 1 yr lse. No pets. $750 + dep. 949-5518

GENTILLY Beautiful New Renovation

3838 Havana Place. 2 BR, quiet neighborhood, cent air & heat, alarm. granite counters in kit, fenced yd. $1025/mo. Call 504-430-1164


2 BR, DUPLEX. Walk to Pios School & City Park. All appliance. One offst parking. Small pets OK with deposit. $1100. 504-908-6751.


2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/swimming pool, quiet neighborhood. $850/mo. 504-495-6044 or 504-756-7347 To Advertise in

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


Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. Avail 2/1. 985-871-4324, 504-442-0573.



5512 Cucullu. Newly renov 2 br 1 ba, lr, din rm, kit w appl w\/d hkups, cent a/h, offst pking, hdwd flors. $1000/ mo. 504-874-4330


Newly renovated lg 1 BR apt. Updated kit, new electric appl, granite counters, carpet in liv areas, ceramic in kit & ba. $650. Joe, 504-451-4422 To Advertise in

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930 Jackson, 2BR, furn kitchen, cent a/h, washer/dryer on site. No pets. $850/mo. 504-250-9010.

3222 Napoleon Rooms For Rent Spacious house, 4 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.


1 BR 1 BA Condo. Completely renovated, High ceil, hardwood flrs. 754 Louisiana, Close to Magazine & shopping. 700 sq ft, $1400/mo. Lease. 504-214-7215


Remodeled, on street car line in Garden District. 1 br, 1 ba, liv rm, kit w/ appl, offst pkg, coin operated w/d. $675/mo. 504-874-4330

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Furnished 1 Bedroom—1 Bath

Furnished Condo in Warehouse District. Secure building, top floor, end unit. Rent includes utilities, pool, gym, cable, internet. Apt has W/D, stainless steel appliances, central heat/air. Central to to French Quarter, West Bank, Uptown, parade route, streetcar. Loft with desk. Available 11/1. Call Bonnie at Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988. $1600, negotiable.


Gorgeous penthouse condo on top floor, unbeateable spot in the Arts and Warehouse dist. 2b-2b, Exquisitely furnished, located in a luxurious building, with amenities including : Gym, inground pool, events room, covered garage and 24 security/surveillance. Walk to world class shops,restaurants, night life. Breathtaking views of New Orleans from huge outdoor terrace... a must live in! $4500.00/month Corporative leases are welcome. 504-275-7772

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TOO LATE! ..............................$2,495,000 Grand Mansion.......................$2,300,000 (3 bdrm/3.5ba w/pkg) ............$1,579,000 TOO LATE! ..............................$1,300,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $429,000 Commercial ............................. $349,000 (4 bdrm/2 ba w/pkg) ................ $220,000 (2 bdrm/2ba w/pkg) ................. $239,000 TOO LATE!................................. $315,000 (1 bdrm/1ba) ............................ $159,000 (1 bdrm/1ba) ............................ $149,000 (Only 6 Left!)...............starting at $79,000 (efficiency condo)..................... $169,000

1208/1210 S. GENOIS

3104-06 ST. PHILIP

IMMEDIATE CASH FLOW. Property is currently getting $1800 rent, potentially more. Gutted after Katrina, renovations completed in 2006 include new roof, dry wall, and wiring, 2 new central heaters installed since 2006. Long term tenants, excellent return on investment. Close to the Blue Plate Mayonnaise Building. $125,000

LARGE DOUBLE GREAT BLOCK. This double is in the Heart of Faubourg St John -- walking distance to the Bayou. Structurally sound -- needs updating. Explore the possibility of converting to a fabulous single or renovate as double and have premium rentals. High ceiling, mantles, original hardwood floors under carpet.

(504) 895-4663


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