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contents January 10, 2012    +    Volume 33     +    Number 2



Publisher  |  Margo DuBos administrative Director  |  MarK KarCHEr  editorial Editor  |  KEVIN aLLMaN Managing Editor  |  KaNDaCE PoWEr graVEs Political Editor  |  CLaNCY DuBos arts & Entertainment Editor  |  WILL CoVIELLo special sections Editor  |  MIssY WILKINsoN staff Writers  |  aLEX WooDWarD,  



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Clancy DuBos ................................................. 13 uNo’s new president Blake Pontchartrain .................................... 15 The New orleans know-it-all

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Get Out, Do Something ...............................5 Willie Nelson, Wu-Tang Clan, Spring Awakening and more

What’s In Store ..............................................23 Nacho Mama’s

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Review .................................................................25 Tru Burger Fork+Center  ...................................................25 food and drinks news 3-Course Interview  ..................................... 27 Ewell smith

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News .......................................................................7  New orleans Independent Police Monitor  susan Hutson wants more control over the  NoPD, but not all cops like the idea Bouquets + Brickbats ...................................7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ........................................................7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt ........................................................ 10 News in brief Commentary .....................................................11 In praise of the saints and Jim Henderson

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A + E News .......................................................35 Maggie Hadleigh-West’s documentary  Player Hating Classical Arts .................................................. 37 Gambit’s annual tribute to the classical arts

classifieds Mind + Body + Spirit ...................................59 Weekly Tails .....................................................60 Employment .....................................................56 Real Estate + Rentals ................................. 57 Market Place ...................................................63

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Saints Be Praised! ....................................... 16 a look back at an exemplary year for the  Black and gold

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TINY ALICE Opens Thu., Jan. 12 | In Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice, a lay brother, Julian, must accommodate his church’s benefactor Miss Alice and is confronted by her ideas about God, faith, money and authority. Bob Edes Jr. and Jennifer Growden star in Silk Dress Productions version at Mid-City Theatre. PAGE 51.


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Willie Nelson | Willie Nelson must relish being the spark in a verbal firestorm between a Texas judge and prosecutor, whose initial plea bargain for Nelson’s marijuana charge in late 2010 included a courthouse rocking of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” His withering cross-examination: “You bet your ass I ain’t gonna be mean to Willie Nelson.” Catch Nelson at the House of Blues. PAGE 40.

HARD ART D.C. 1979 Opens Sat., Jan. 14 | Before becoming an award-winning photographer of war zones and post-Soviet Russia, Lucian Perkins captured Washington D.C.’s burgeoning punk scene. Good Children Gallery opens a show of his vintage rockumentary works. PAGE 43 AND PAGE 47.

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SPRING AWAKENING Opens Thu., Jan. 12 | A rock score supercharges a musical based on an 1892 German play about teenagers confronting sexuality and social mores in a society not comfortable with such subjects. It’s set in 19th century Germany, but the spirit of rebellion never changes. At Southern Rep. PAGE 51.


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watching the Detectives Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson says she’d like her office to have an “expanded role” over the NOPD, but at least one police organization is balking at the idea.


was chosen by the Krewe of Muses to be its first-ever “Honorary EveryMuse.” Clarkson, the Academy Award-nominated actress, New Orleans native and daughter of City Council President Jackie Clarkson, previously rode in the Krewe of Orpheus parade in 2007. Clarkson will be in the giant red high heel float at the front of the parade when Muses rolls on the Uptown route Feb. 16.

members were invited to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Dec. 27. It was an honor in advance of the PRC’s Jan. 12 fundraiser in New York City, “Jazzed in January,” at which the PRC will present its citizenship awards to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the group Rebuilding Together for their contributions to restoring New Orleans. investigations performed by the NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau Susan Hutson has (PIB). PIB shares certain informabeen the head of the tion — details of complaints against Independent Police officers, disciplinary actions, use of Monitor’s office force reports — with IPM through a shared database. IPM uses that data since June 2010, but says she expects — figuring in an accused officer’s to have a larger history and the seriousness of a role overseeing the complaint — to make a nonbinding NOPD when the recommendation as to how aggresU.S. Department of sively PIB should investigate an alleJustice issues its gation and dole out discipline. Even consent decree later in those cases — probably between 250 and 275 in 2011, Hutson says — this year. where residents take their comPHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER plaints directly to IPM rather than PIB, Hutson’s staff must yield to PIB. Precisely what new duties Hutson may have under a consent decree isn’t clear. Not even Hutson, who says she was not invited to NOPD-DoJ negotiations, can say for sure. But her previous job, as an assistant inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Department’s OIG — the office is more or less the equivalent to IPM — saw a dramatic expansion in its responsibilities between the Nov. 2000 city council approval and the June 2001 implementation of a DoJ consent decree. (The decree was lifted in 2009.) The LAPD consent agreement compelled the department to adopt, or at least attempt to adopt, OIG policy recommendations. And the Los Angeles Police Commission granted the office greater invespage 8

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was sentenced to 25 months in prison on Jan. 3 for his role in a scheme to sell counterfeit Clementine Hunter paintings to art collectors. Two others in the scheme, William and Beryl Ann Boye, were sentenced last year. Lucky pleaded guilty in October to one count of mail fraud. Hunter was one of the preeminent Louisiana folk artists of the 20th century; her paintings fetch thousands of dollars.

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missed Superintendent Ronal Serpas’ stated goal of reducing homicides in the city by 5 percent in 2011. Instead, homicides were up by a total of 14 percent. New Orleans closed the books on 2011 with a total of 199 murders on its streets. Serpas has announced a crime-fighting plan for 2012 based on crime analytics software; whatever works, but it has to work and it has to work quickly.

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If one were to rank the city’s budget priorities by dollar allocation, IPM would fall well behind synthetic turf for Behrman Park in Algiers, a $732,000 one-year contract the city finalized last summer. The office of the IPM, on the other hand — which was created in 2009 to monitor what’s often identified as one of the most dysfunctional police departments in the country — expects $418,132 to pay its four full-time staff members this year. (IPM’s operations budget is doled out as needed from the OIG’s $6 million-plus total budget, but much of it is used to employ 27 other people.) As for what it does, IPM is exactly what its name suggests: a monitor. Its most important duty is monitoring internal misconduct

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By Charles Maldonado New Orleans city ordinance requires the Office of the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) — a semi-autonomous, non-investigative arm of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) — issue “at least one public report each year, by March 31, detailing its monitoring and review activities,” along with statistical information about the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). And it’s done that, releasing two annual reports totaling 11 pages, as well as one three-page memo, released in October 2010. In an interview Jan. 4, IPM Susan Hutson told Gambit we’ll soon see a great deal more activity from her office, starting with a public report to be released this month on the IPM’s soon-tobe-redesigned website. Moreover, Hutson, who has headed up the department since June 2010, is hoping to expand her office’s reach, pursuant to an operations agreement — known as a consent decree — now in the works between NOPD and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which last year released a scathing report accusing the department of a number of serious civil rights violations and negligence in internal investigations. While the DOJ won’t offer any firm timeline, the consent decree is expected to be issued in the first half of 2012. “We think we’re going to have an expanded role in this consent decree,” Hutson says. “We’re going to have duties.” As an oversight office, IPM has, thus far, shown restraint. That’s in part due to its budget, which is modest, and its stated responsibilities, which are limited. “This was my wish list that I gave to the council and to the mayor’s office,” Hutson says. She’s in her office inside the OIG’s marking up the IPM’s 2012 budget request. The document lists 15 full-time staff members, whose salaries total $1.4 million, plus $172,000 for office supplies and operations costs. “I got no additional increases.”

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Talk of expanded iPM duties under the consent decree raises concerns for officers, who will face three layers of scrutiny — PiB, iPM and a federal oversight office — once the agreement takes effect. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden declined to comment on ongoing consent decree negotiations. But Jim Gallagher, a retired NOPD sergeant and chairman of the civil service and labor committees for the New Orleans Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the largest of the city’s three police associations says his group will fight any such proposals. “while the Fraternal Order of Police supported the creation of the independent Police Monitor and continue to support Ms. Hutson in her current endeavors, we would strongly oppose any expansion of her duties and/or powers, especially as concerns the investigation of police officers,” Gallagher writes in an email to Gambit. “it is the duty and responsibility of the independent Police Monitor, as per city ordinance, to refer any allegations of wrongdoing or misconduct by police officers to the New Orleans Police Department for investigation.”


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The iPM already has begun to flex its muscle, and as a result faced opposition from FOP. Last fall, OiG requested expanded access to officer evaluation reports, which are classified under the City’s Civil service rules. OiG attorney suzanne Lacey wisdom has identified Hutson’s office, in particular, as a key beneficiary should the Civil service Commission vote to open the records. Hutson had hoped for access to psychological evaluations. “eventually, i’d like to get all that, but i can tell you right now the associations aren’t going to agree to that,” she says. The immediate goal of the request, she adds, is to identify discrepancies with NOPD employee evaluations. “if you’ve got somebody with huge complaints and [disciplinary actions] and somebody who had a bunch of uses of force that were inappropriate and somebody who writes horrible reports, then you look at an eval [evaluation] and he has perfect evals — you’ve got a problem,” she says. Ultimately, Hutson says she hopes to use the data to make her case for the implementation of “risk management teams,” an idea borrowed from her tenure working with the LAPD. “if a guy had to go to psych evaluations, you look at that. The department psychologist would come in and say, ‘OK, here’s what’s going

news + VIEWS on.’ It looked at discipline, it looked at uses of force. It looked at all the issues with an officer,” Hutson says. But the commission has yet to even call a vote on Hutson’s proposal. Police association attorneys, as well as Civil Service Commissioner Joseph Clark, have raised objections — saying it’s a violation of privacy protections. “Our last session ended with the attorney for the OIG stating she wished to do more research on the issue and asking that any further discussions be placed on hold,” Gallagher writes. “The Fraternal Order of Police and the other parties agreed.” In the meantime, Hutson plans to roll out her office’s first real policy report, which concerns the same subject as the earlier memo: PIB investigations of “critical incidents.” “The first thing I did when I got here in June 2010 was look at how they handle what we call critical incidents. Those are officer-involved shootings, custody deaths, etc. because, of course, Danziger and [Henry] Glover, etc.,” Hutson says. “In 2010, I went to, maybe, 10 or 15 shootings total. The department did not have a robust review process.” The DOJ agreed, complete with ironic quotation marks, in its investiga-

tion of the NOPD last year. “NOPD policy does not set out a clear process for reviewing officer-involved shootings or other critical incidents,” the report said. “Our conversations with NOPD officials indicate that PIB has in the past conducted administrative ‘hearings’ that consisted primarily of the PIB commander meeting with the officer to discuss the shooting.” Hutson says officer-involvedshooting investigations have improved somewhat, but some problems persist. Hutson says she’s seen cases where involved officers were not properly separated from witnesses after shootings. She even names one case where the involved officer appeared to be overseeing evidence collection. Braden said the department has not been provided information on the IPM critical incidents report and could not comment on it. “That’s completely unacceptable,” Hutson says. She has recommended NOPD look to her former employer as an example of better practices. “[LAPD] was having problems having real investigations of shootings and critical incidents. ... When the consent decree came in, it changed how they did what they were supposed to do. So we can get ahead of the consent decree, which is coming here as well.”


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ou may have noticed Gambit looks a little different this week. We’ve made a few changes for the New Year. • Up front, we’ve introduced a page called “7 in Seven” (page 5), which breaks down seven of the most interesting things in town to do in the next week, and refers you back to our A&E and listings sections, where you can read more about them. • Commentary and Blake Pontchartrain (which traditionally have run in the first few pages of Gambit) have both moved into our News & Views section, so all the news stories, Scuttlebutt news briefs, opinions and columns are together in one place. • Our shopping page, Shoptalk, has been renamed What’s in Store and enlarged with longer writeups and bolder photography. • The cuisine section has been renamed Eat+Drink and has doubled in size. To further acknowledge the importance of food in New Orleans, we’ve moved the section up in the paper. Now you’ll find it just behind the news section and just ahead of arts and entertainment. • Among the new features in Eat+Drink: the “3-Course Interview” (a Q&A with someone on the local restaurant scene) and “Off the Menu,” a place for offbeat and just plain weird news items from the local and national food worlds. Our food news section (renamed “Fork+Center”) has also been expanded. Meanwhile, we’ve kept all the familiar features: the weekly restaurant review by Ian McNulty, the “5 in Five” and Brenda Maitland’s Wine of the Week. • Reviews and previews in the listings sections have been given more prominence, along with bolder photography. • We’re pleased to announce the addition of Ken Korman to our contributing writers. He will review films and write about movies and DVDs for Gambit every week and on our Blog of New Orleans (www. several times a week. There are a few more changes on the way in early 2012, and we’ll be tweaking things as we go. We hope you’ll like the new, more colorful Gambit. Send praise, complaints, suggestions, questions, etc. to — Kevin Allman, editor




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“senator [Rick] Santorum is perpetuating a thoroughly false and destructive racial stereotype in a desperate attempt to score political points. He is appealing to the lowest common denominator within the electorate and quite frankly should be ashamed of himself.” — National Urban League President and former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial, denouncing GOP presidential candidate santorum’s disparagement of public assistance by saying he didn’t want to “improve black people’s lives with other people’s money.” santorum later walked back his statement, saying he “condemns all forms of racism” and noting his friendships with former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele and former U.s. Rep. J.C. Watts, both of whom are black.

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NEW 8 P.M. CURFEW FOR MINORS IN FRENCH QUARTER, MARIGNY Mayor Mitch Landrieu congratulated the New Orleans City Council last week for its Jan. 5 passage of an amendment to the city’s existing curfew law, which now moves up the curfew for those 16 and younger to 8 p.m. seven days a week in the French Quarter and the Marigny. The vote was 6-0 in favor of the new time (councilman Eric Granderson was absent). Landrieu also said he will support a second ordinance, now in the works, to extend the 8 p.m. curfew citywide. The council is set to vote on that soon. The idea for a citywide curfew came under intense fire from some citizens during last week’s council meeting and at a Jan. 4 public hearing. According to media reports, critics said the French Quarter-only ordinance — sponsored by District C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer — was racist in that it ignored juvenile crime problems in many of the city’s poorer, majority-black neighborhoods. Tracie Washington of the Louisiana Justice institute called for a Martin Luther King Day boycott of the French Quarter if the ordinance passed. (it was not clear whether the group still wants the boycott now that council has taken up the citywide bill.) “i don’t think i’m going to miss them,” Landrieu said when asked about the boycott. “i’m sorry she feels that way.” — CHARLes MALDONADO

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news + views but he defended his support of vitter last June in an interview with Think Progress. “if i did what vitter did, would i resign? well, i wouldn’t have done what David vitter did,” santorum said. “i said [Clinton] should resign because he lied about it to the American public.” Asked if he thought vitter didn’t lie to his family or his constituents, santorum explained his own position on infidelity thusly: “Not in a court, in a deposition — which is what the president did and why i voted for his impeachment.” such loyalty was rewarded this week by vitter. After the Jan. 3 iowa caucuses — in which santorum placed a very close second behind Mitt Romney — vitter praised his “good friend” santorum in an interview with wRNO-FM radio host Denny Schaffer. vitter had a warning for santorum, though, that sounded like the voice of experience: “He’s gonna get vetted like never before, including all of his votes in the senate. You’ve already heard some of the attacks in terms of earmarks and other things.” Asked about the terrible showing in the caucuses by Texas Gov. Rick Perry — whom Gov. Bobby Jindal supported early, enthusiastically and often — vitter got in a dig at the governor who pointedly refused to endorse him in the 2010 elections. Regarding the Perry endorsement, vitter told schaffer he thought Jindal would “love to have it to do over again.” But at a Baton Rouge press conference Jan. 4, Jindal reiterated: “i continue to support Rick.” — KeviN ALLMAN

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LANDRIEU HONORED BY WEBSITE AS A POLITICAL “RISING STAR” Mayor Mitch Landrieu got a nice laurel to start his year: he was named one of “20 Political Rising stars of 2012” by the website The Daily Beast. “when Landrieu announced he was running for the office his father, Moon, held in the 1970s, some people wondered what he was thinking,” the piece began, before breaking down the mayor’s political family connections. “while New Orleans still faces challenges, he’s impressed [observers] with efforts to rebuild the city and break corruption,” it concluded. “if the Big easy recovers, Landrieu will receive the lion’s share of the credit.” it was a breezy, news-lite look at the Landrieu administration and its challenges, but still a feather in the mayor’s cap to be listed among national political rising stars such as U.s. sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The only other mayors on the list were Detroit’s Dave Bing, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Atlanta’s Kasim Reed. — KeviN ALLMAN


in “Transformers” (Cover story, Jan. 3), we printed an incorrect age for New Orleanian of the Year scott Cowen. He is 65. Gambit regrets the error.


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One for the Record Books throwing juvenile tantrums, the Saints exhibited exemplary behavior in the community as well as on the gridiron. Whatever happens in the post-season, one thing is certain: The 2011 New Orleans Saints are already winners. Another one for the record books: Jim Henderson, longtime sports director for WWL-TV and the voice of the Saints on radio, announced last week he would retire from television in February. If the Saints make it to the Super Bowl again, he says, that will be the grace note on a long and honored career. Henderson began at WWL-TV in 1978. He likes to tell the story of how, on his first day, he was confronted with picketers angry that he was replacing the legendary sportscaster Hap Glaudi. Since that day, he’s become not only the city’s preeminent sportscaster and com-

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Mission critical hen students return for their first day of spring classes at the university of New orleans (uNo) next week, they’ll be joined by uNo’s new president, who’ll be showing up for his first day on the job. Dr. Peter Fos has his work cut out for him. uNo has a proud history. The first public university in Louisiana that was never segregated, it built the middle class of southeast Louisiana. Most uNo grads remain in the metro area. In a sign of the times, revised state revenue forecasts brought a new wave of budget cuts — $2.3 million — to uNo just days after Fos was hired. He initially planned to start Feb. 1, but instead he will begin Jan. 17. Fos comes to uNo from the Lsu Health sciences Center; he began working there in April and spent the previous decade at universities in Nevada, Texas and Mississippi. A native of New orleans, he graduated from Holy Cross High school and uNo (then LsuNo). During the search for a new uNo leader, the university of Louisiana system commissioned an institutional review of the campus. The study

paints a stark but realistic picture of a university on the bubble — but with lots of potential. It concludes with 28 recommendations. “The good news is that many of these things can easily be addressed,” Fos says of the document. “We can’t do all 28 at one time, but one thing we can do right away is improve communication on campus and off campus. … That’s what separates a university from private industry — at a university, you can tell the president what you really think. I have already met with the Faculty senate leadership, and we will meet regularly going forward.” Fos’ second goal is to increase enrollment at uNo, which peaked before Hurricane Katrina at more than 17,000. Last fall, enrollment fell below 11,000. Next fall, uNo’s new admission standards kick in; incoming freshmen will need an ACT score of at least 23. Fos admits that could drive enrollment down even more, but he notes that attracting a better quality of student will increase retention and graduation rates. “We will have to work more closely with Delgado and other local community

UNO’s mission is critical to metro New Orleans’ quality of life. colleges,” he says. “In the long run, uNo will have just as many transfers as first-time students. Because of the higher ACT entrance requirement, we’ll have to cater to transfer students.” one change he plans to implement quickly in that regard is making registration easier. “I want to cross-train everyone involved in the registration process,” he says, “so that a student can go to one place, one time, and get everything he or she needs from course registration to financial aid — without having to go to

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Dear Brian, There must have been another branch of the Markey family, perhaps hailing from outside County Armagh, who made it to the United States. On Tuesday, July 28, 1970, a large crowd gathered for the ceremony dedicating the New Orleans Recreational Department’s Mickey Markey Playground located at the intersection of Piety and Royal streets. The man for whom the park was named — Michael “Mickey” George Markey Jr. — was a civic leader who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children. Markey died three years before the dedication ceremony, but his parents, wife and children were in attendance, along with Mayor Moon Landrieu and several City Council members.

Play structures are located at one end of Mickey Markey Playground, while the rest of the park is used mostly as a dog park. lice Chief Clarence Giarrusso appointed him an honorary police captain and gave him a lifetime police press card and a key to the city. Besides working at the daily newspaper, Goldstein, Julius Friend, Basil Thompson and John McClure founded The Double Dealer in 1921. They wanted to publish good literature by Southerners and writers who were lured to the climate, relaxed lifestyle and low cost of living in the South. The founders were angry about comments from people who claimed that nothing of literary significance was produced in the South. To show the error of such claims, during its six years of existence, The Double Dealer published the works of Sherwood Anderson, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Mark Van Doren, Robert Penn Warren, Thornton Wilder and others. Goldstein died June 1, 1978.

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round matchup against the Detroit Lions (and this was written before that first playoff match), they know that playing their best football in the regular season stops being relevant in the playoffs. As tackle Zach Strief said a day after the Saints creamed the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans’ final regular season game, “Us playing well the last few weeks doesn’t give us anything but confidence going into it. It doesn’t give us a win.” All Brees and the Saints can really do to distinguish themselves is to win multiple Super Bowls. It’s one thing to be a great team among a slew of great teams that all won Lombardi Trophies — and something else to be one of the all-time great teams that was able to keep most of the silverware for themselves. Unfortunately, they’re not alone. The Packers are still defending champs and the Giants, Steelers and Patriots each have won more than one Super Bowl in the last dozen years. Moreover, teams like the San Francisco 49ers and the Lions, though upstarts, are loaded with talent and are hungry for their first championship. As the 2009 Saints proved, just because your recent history isn’t filled with success, that’s no reason to count out a team because it could get its act together and take it all. The deciding factor may be whether the Saints defense can stand up to the gauntlet of opposition that lies between New Orleans and the Lombardi Trophy. In what’s been the “Year of the Quarterback,” Who Dats

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clever name makes Nacho MaMa’s MexicaN Grill (1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; easy to remember, and the restaurant’s wholesome, innovative approach to Mexican cuisine helps it stand out. “We make everything in-house from scratch every day, from our sauces to our salsas, soups and dressings. We don’t buy anything pre-made,” says owner and New York native Shane Finkelstein. “We’re not authentic Mexican; we’re not Tex-Mex. We’re a healthy style of Mexican food.” Combining his background in business and his passion for Mexican food, Finkelstein created an eatery that focuses on a light but satisfying style of Mexican fare and incorporates traditional items like chicken tortilla soup. “If you come to Nacho Mama’s expecting lots of cheeses or creamy sauces, that’s not what we do,” Finkelstein says. “Overall, it’s food my wife and I like, and (that’s) what makes us feel good about putting it out.” With prices averaging around $10 a plate, diners are in for an economical experience. “I think people are surprised at how affordable our food is,” Finkelstein says. “They feel like they’re getting a good value here.” A new chef lends a note of authenticity to the new menu by incorporating traditional ingredients. “We brought in chef Joey Mongrue to take it beyond whatever I could do,” Finkelstein says. “With the new menu, he decided to bring in more authentic ingredients like crema from El Salvador, Cotija and Chihuahua


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simple, quality food. The beef comes from Creekstone Farms of Kansas, which pledges naturally raised (though not grass-fed) animals. Tru Burger grinds the beef for patties in-house, blending brisket and chuck, which results in a high degree of lusciousness for their slim profile. The twice-cooked fries are matchstick thin, trading more on crunch than potato fluffiness, and spicy Sriracha mayonnaise is their best foil. Themed specials like the Uptown burger — with fancy toppings of goat cheese, arugula and roasted tomatoes — add variety, but I haven’t tried any that proved more satisfying than the straight-up burger. While the burgers are skinny, the veggie burger is fat. Made from shredded beets and fried to a crusty edge, it’s a frontrunner for the best veggie burger in town — provided, of course, that you like beets. Fine-dining chefs doing burgers is a national trend, and Burgau is forthright in acknowledging Shake Shack, the burger chain from acclaimed New York restaurateur Danny Meyer, as Tru Burger’s inspiration. On paper, Tru Burger looks like it could be franchised anywhere. For instance, local draft beers are about the only things at Tru Burger that scream New Orleans. But then there are the patrons. They pour in at the lunch rush, ordering in a din of New Orleans accents that leaves no question where you are. This crowd skews young, but burger stands always have had youth appeal. If that’s how some of those ingrained burger expectations start sinking in, this generation is lucky to have a place like Tru Burger to set its standards.

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interview toast and fried calamari with harissa mayo. Entrees like pompano on the half-shell, stuffed flounder and Des Allemands catfish share the page with fried oysters amandine, deviled crabs and shrimp cavatelli with broccoli rabe. There’s meat on the menu too, with dishes like a Harris Ranch rib-eye, pork grillades and a rabbit po-boy with jalapeno relish. For dessert, try hummingbird cake, cinnamon churros (elongated, Latin-style donuts) or fried pies. Borgne will serve lunch and dinner daily.

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Created by the state legislature in 1984, the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board represents different sectors of Louisiana’s seafood industry, from harvesters to restaurateurs. Ewell Smith has been executive director since 2011. Last year, the group received $30 million from BP as part of the energy company’s oil disaster response, and Smith says new marketing campaigns supported by that funding will begin in February and will target both industry buyers and consumers around the country. Your group markets nationally, but we’ve seen a lot of seafood promotion around New Orleans lately. What’s the strategy here? smIth: When you have back-to-back bowl games and throw in a Saints playoff game, that’s just a grand slam for marketing. There’s no better way to promote your product than having people try your product — so we’ve been sending out food trucks to give people free seafood dishes. We fed 2,000 people in one day, and we’re targeting social media for the crowd that’s in town now. We’ll be doing this in Indianapolis next month for the Super Bowl too, but really this is just a dress rehearsal for next year when New Orleans hosts the Super Bowl. We’ll be doing much bigger things then. What is the supply and demand status for Louisiana seafood today? s: Oyster supplies have been tight, mostly because of all the fresh water we got with the high river in the spring. We had a slow white shrimp season last year, but there are too many variables right now to say just why. We’ll be watching the brown shrimp season starting in May very closely. This coming summer will be critical for us, but national demand is coming back much stronger. We’re in a lot better shape than a year ago. A crisis often leads to change. Has dealing with the oil disaster sparked any innovations for Louisiana’s seafood industry? s: Absolutely, and actually the lessons of (Hurricane) Katrina prepared us well. ... We’re working on a certification program now for Louisiana seafood. The first level will certify that something is a Louisiana product, and a second level will certify premium product, similar to certified Angus beef. That will help us brand our product to chefs and to the consumer. That first level should be ready in the summer, the second level maybe six months after that.

Brennan group registered the trade name “Tableau” with the state in October. With the deal finalized, the way seems clear for Dickie Brennan & Co. to begin renovations. The restaurant is expected to open in fall 2012 in conjunction with the planned return of theater productions to the 365-seat main stage of Le Petit. The restaurant will be located along the Chartres Street side of the building, in what previously was used as a black box-style dickie brennan buys theater space. theater space “We’re anxious to get started on As the clock wound down on 2011, the renovations,” Steve Pettus, managing gears turned on a deal to add a restaurant partner of Dickie Brennan & Co., said in to Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre (616 a statement. “Creating an alliance that St. Peter St., phone n.a.; www.lepetittheworks for Le Petit Theatre, as well as us, and reopen the landmark theater. takes time. But, good things come to On Dec. 29, the board of Le Petit comthose who wait, and we’re very proud of pleted the sale of part of its French Quarter how we’re moving forward together.” property to local restaurant management First announced this summer, plans for group Dickie Brennan & Co., accordthe sale became the source of considering to a release from that company. The able disagreement between the theater’s restaurant will serve French-Creole cuisine board and its guild, an independent and will feature private dining rooms in support group. In August, the theater’s addition to the main dining room. An ofmembership voted in favor of the sale. ficial name has not been released, but the Le Petit is one of the oldest community

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Koz’s 6215 Wilson Ave., Harahan, 737-3933; 515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841 The barbecue ham po-boy includes pork debris drenched in juice.

Dante’s Kitchen 736 Dante St., 861-3121 An unlikely appetizer features beefy pot likka spread on toast with cheese.

Grand Isle Restaurant 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530 Juicy, shredded duck debris topped with slaw fills a po-boy.

Cure 4905 Freret St., 302-2357 Get debris made from short ribs, served with shiitakes, onion jam and cheese.

Parasol’s Bar & Restaurant 2533 Constance St., 302-1543 The Irish sundae features roast beef debris over potato salad.

theaters in America, with roots dating back to 1916. But debts put its future in doubt, and in December 2010 the theater canceled its season and laid off staff. According to the deal, Dickie Brennan & Co. paid $3 million for 60 percent of the theater property. Le Petit’s board retains ownership of the main stage theater and other portions of the building, and the two entities will share access to the main lobby and courtyard. The board said it intends to use sales proceeds to pay off the building’s mortgage and other debts and establish a $1 million endowment. The plan calls for renovations throughout the building. Restaurateur Dickie Brennan suggested the theater could benefit from his group’s marketing and customer base. “We plan to bring additional patrons to Le Petit and spread the word of (the theater’s) venerable history to our many guests,” Brennan said. Dickie Brennan & Co. runs Palace Cafe, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse and Bourbon House, which are all located within several blocks of Le Petit.

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Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. Austin, Texas-based country musician Dale Watson was in town recently and before taking the stage at Rock ’N’ Bowl he and his band dined next door at Ye Olde College Inn (3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683;, which shares ownership with the music hall/bowling alley. In the middle of the gig, Watson shared some choice words on the restaurant’s fried bread pudding po-boy: “It was evil. It was evil, evil food, the embodiment of sin. I ate it, but I had to ask God for forgiveness.”

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Who says it’s hard to find good food in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome? Well, me, for one. But while it may take some digging, between the cardboard pizzas and the frozen burgers you can find some surprisingly satisfying options along the concourses. One recent discovery high in the upper reaches of the terrace section shattered my expectations for stadium food. The sign for this tiny vending cart promised roast beef and pulled pork po-boys. The price was $9.50, and in the rush of people foraging for sustenance before the noon kickoff, I nearly passed it up. But then I noticed the production line. This was no pre-fab operation. One woman behind the booth was cutting real po-boy bread into lengths while another handled trays of debris-style beef and black-crusted pulled pork. This little corner of the Dome, somewhere around the 611 or 612 terrace sections, looked and smelled like a proper po-boy shop. What was truly amazing was the amount of meat these women were slinging. Each sandwich had to weigh more than a pound and a half. “Overstuffed” doesn’t begin to describe it. These were sandwiches filled the way you might make your own if no one else was watching and you were unsure when you’d have a chance to eat again. If it’s hard to find good food in the Dome, finding something that doesn’t seem like a stadium-rate rip-off is harder still. These po-boys exceeded expectations on both marks. This Dome po-boy was another refreshing reminder that the hunt for good New Orleans eats can bear fruit just about anywhere, even in the soaring heights above the gridiron.

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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@, fax 4833116 or call will coviello at 483-3106. Deadline is 10 a.m. monday.

aMeRICaN 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, texasstyle brisket or st. louis ribs. there also are burgers, entrees, creative sides, and breakfast is available all day. no reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYoU BeeR gaRDen — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to bayou beer Garden for a 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., 3010938 — shamrock serves burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys,

ZaDDie’s taVeRn — 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 8320830 — Zaddie’s serves burgers, alligator sausage, boudin, tamales and meat or crawfish pies. thursday’s steak night special features a filet mignon, butter-garlic potatoes, salad, grilled french bread and a soft drink for $15. no reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — the boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. the cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. no reservations. lunch and dinner mon.-sat., latenight fri.-sat. cash only. $ saUCY’s BBQ gRill — 3244 Severn Ave., Metairie, 322-2544; — saucy’s serves slow-smoked st. louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled or jerk chicken. side items include smoked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw and caribbean rice. 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. crabmeat-stuffed jumbo shrimp, grilled baby back ribs, overstuffed po-boys and seafood gumbo are popular dishes. 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-amoked sauce. the menus also includes hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. the clearview Parkway and 24-hour city Park location also offer shrimp and catfish po-boys. no reservations. lunch, dinner and late-night daily. credit cards. $

CaFe CaFe FReRet — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — the cafe serves breakfast itemes like the freret egg sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an english muffin. signature sandwiches include the chef’s Voodoo burger, muffuletta and cuban po-boy. no reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.-wed., dinner mon.-wed., fri.-sat. credit cards. $$ Canal stReet BistRo & eCo CaFe — 3903 Canal St., 561-6585; — this cafe serves sandwiches like the veggie club, layered with swiss cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, spinach and baby pickles. there are fresh squeezed juices, and friday and saturday evenings feature tapas dining. no reservations. breakfast and lunch daily, dinner fri.-sat. credit cards. $$ gott goURmet CaFe — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — this cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. the cochon de lait panini includes slow-braised pork, baked ham, pickles, swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. no reservations. breakfast sat.-sun., lunch and dinner tue.sun. credit cards. $ laKeVieW BReW CoFFee CaFe — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — this casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. breakfast is available all day on weekends. no reservations. breakfast and lunch daily, dinner mon.-sat. credit cards. $ paRKVieW CaFe at CitY paRK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — located in the old casino building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. no reservations. lunch and early dinner daily. credit cards. $ pRaVDa — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its

CHINeSe CHina oRCHiD — 704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www. — this longtime riverbend restaurant offers a wide array of chinese dishes. sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served on a hot plate with steamed rice on the side. other options include fried rice, noodle and egg foo young dishes. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$ FiVe Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — the large menu at five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$ JUng’s golDen DRagon — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of chinese, thai and Korean cuisine. chinese specialties include mandarin, szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. reservations accepted. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $ tReY YUen CUisine oF CHina — 600 N. Causeway Approach., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with tong cho sauce, and cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. reservations accepted for large parties. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$

COFFee/DeSSeRt antoine’s anneX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; — the annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. the royal street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. no reservations. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $ KUpCaKe FaCtoRY — 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; — choose from a large selection of gourmet cupcakes. the fat elvis is made with banana cake and topped with peanut butter frosting. the strawberry fields tops strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream frosting. other options include white chocolate raspberry and a banana cupcake. no reservations. Hours vary by location. credit

maURiCe FRenCH pastRies — 3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www. — maurice french Pastries offers an array of continental and french baked goods as well as specialty cakes, cheesecakes and pies. no reservations. Hessmer avenue: breakfast and lunch mon.-sat. west napoleon: breakfast and lunch tue.sat. credit cards. $ pinKBeRRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. there also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. no reservations. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY 5 FiFtY 5 — 555 Canal St., 5535638; — new orleans dishes and americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. reservations recommended. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$$ BaYona — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; — House favorites on chef susan spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. reservations recommended. lunch wed.-sat., dinner mon.-sat. credit cards. $$$ oaK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; — this wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. the hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. no reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-sat. credit cards. $$ one RestaURant & loUnge — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; — chef scott snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. reservations recommended. lunch tue.-fri., dinner mon.-sat. credit cards. $$

CReOLe antoine’s RestaURant — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www. — 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.gumboshop. com — Gumbo and new orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. their spicy fla-

vors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. no reservations. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $ melange — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on french-creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch sunday. credit cards. $$ montRel’s BistRo — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — this casual restaurant serves creole favorites. the menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch alley and the french market. reservations accepted. breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$

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

DeLI Cg’s CaFe at tHe RUstY nail — 1100 Constance St., 722-3168; — Inside the rusty nail, cG’s offers a menu of sandwiches. the Piggly wiggly features pulled pork on a sesame seed bun with coleslaw and pickle chips on the side. the wild turkey is layered with Granny smith apple slices, provolone, bacon and garlic mayo. no reservations. Dinner and late-night tue.-sat. cash only. $ KosHeR CaJUn neW YoRK Deli & gRoCeRY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www. — this new Yorkstyle 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; — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. the reuben combines corned beef, melted swiss, sauerkraut and russian dressing on rye bread. the sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. no reservations. lunch daily, dinner mon.-fri., brunch sun. credit cards. $$

FReNCH Flaming toRCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; — chef nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. reservations recommended. lunch mon.-fri., dinner daily, brunch sat.-sun. credit cards. $$ page 30

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o’HenRY’s FooD & spiRits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. — complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. the menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. no reservations. lunch and dinner daily. credit cards. $$

reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks and fries with cheese or gravy. other options include corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. no reservations. Dinner and late night daily. credit cards. $

Vine & Dine — 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; — 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. $$

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

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

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; — 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. $

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NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$


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

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-2266 — this Italian-style eatery serves New orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www. — try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNeSe KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 2673263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. the Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

out to eat MeDIteRRaNeaN/ MIDDLe eaSteRN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 3140010; —the Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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., 5221138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 5238995; — 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. $$

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 9480077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC aND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 5258899; — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in

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NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; — 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. $$


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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. $$

NeIGHBORHOOD 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, 3013166; — Braxton’s serves a mix of salads, po-boys, deli sandwiches and entrees. Start a meal with oysters Louise, featuring fried oysters on a bed of spinach and cheese. the seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish strips, french fries, potato salad and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — these cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZa MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the

Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are 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 po-

boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 — Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 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. $$$

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RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

SteaKHOUSe CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www.centraarchy. com — 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. $$$

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

taPaS/SPaNISH BARCELONA TAPAS — 720 Dublin St., 861-9696 — 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. $$ MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — the decadant Mushroom Manchego toast is a favorite here. or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — the menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo

shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VIetNaMeSe AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. — 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. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; — Pho NoLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sun., dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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One in a Million A documentarian delves into hiphop, poverty and thug life. By Will Coviello


neighborhoods (she was robbed on her first day filming). “I went to a place where the vast majority of people who don’t live there would never go,” she says. She wanted a rapper as a main character, and she interviewed seven before she met Halfa-Mill (aka Jasun Wardlaw), with whom she thought she could work. “I thought it would be a story about a guy who would blow up (professionally) and take me into the hood and show me thug life,” she says. Interspersed throughout the documentary are scenes from the first interview she filmed. Halfa-Mill sits in the stairwell of an empty building, talking about his career, what a “thug” is, and how he copes. He has rougher edges, but he also has a wife and two kids. He’s determined to escape some of the circumstances of his life through a recording career, which also creates other pressures and expectations. The film follows Half-a-Mill as he prepares to release Milion (on Warlock Records). He then makes appearances to autograph copies as sales and his notoriety rise. Hadleigh-West also devotes much of the film to Half-a-Mill’s friends, men only identified by the nicknames Unique, Real, Shadow, Blood Sport and Dooliani. In a riveting scene, Blood Sport reveals a body covered with scars, and in another, Dooliani listens quietly as his very young son describes having a friend force a gun in his mouth. There is no narrative, and scenes follow the men in their day-to-day lives over several years. The streets of the Albany Housing Project are a long way from where Hadleigh-West grew up, in a childhood split between New Orleans and Alaska. As an anthropologist, her father took the family with him to Fairbanks and Anchorage, where he worked and where she learned to ice fish. She left

New Orleans for New York in the Filmmaker Maggie Hadleighlate 1980s, and in addition to West with Blood Sport, who her feature documentaries, she’s appears in Player Hating: A worked for Dateline NBC. Love Story. Hadleigh-West returned to New Orleans last year and has Player Hating: A been pursuing festival screenJA N Love Story ings of Player Hating. She’s also working on theatrical screen7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. THRU Sat.; 6 p.m. Sun.; noon ings, particularly for young Mon.; visit www.yomagpeople affected by poverty and for additional violence. Former City Council screenings through President Oliver Thomas will Feb. Feb. 27 host a discussion following the 7 p.m. screening on Saturday. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing CenHadleigh-West is providing free ter, 2372 St. Claude tickets to area organizations for a Ave.; www.newornoon screening on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Though her film is set in a small pocket of New York, it captures a much bigger story. “It’s a world inside of a world,” Hadleigh-West says. “But it’s full of awesome human beings who aren’t being treated fairly. It’s not fair that there’s this much violence, this much poverty, this much alienation, this much separation. But they are awesome guys.”

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s used in the film Player Hating: A Love Story, the phrase “keeping it real” is a term of art. A Brooklyn man who goes by the name Ring Dog explains that for someone living in poverty in the Albany Housing Project, it means doing what one needs to do to survive, even if that includes selling crack or using a knife or gun to rob people. It also means he has no illusions about the presence of those dangers in his neighborhood, and he easily could be a victim himself. Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West describes that situation as a form of perpetual trauma. Player Hating is a remarkable film featuring unflinchingly candid discussions with rapper Half-a-Mill, his friends and his musical cohorts, the Godfia Criminals. As its name suggests, the film explores the rivalries, raw emotions and sometimes violence experienced by competing rappers and gangs, subjects both lamented and celebrated in hip-hop lyrics. But the film goes behind posturing and hype, and the intimacy and trust allowed by many of the subjects help explain the subhead, “a love story.” “I didn’t expect to go into the ’hood and fall in love with these guys,” Hadleigh-West says. “I expected to like them, I expected to care about them, but I didn’t think I’d fall in love.” In many ways, the film isn’t what Hadleigh-West intended at all. As a graduate student in an art school, she made a short film called War Zone, about men cat-calling and harassing women on the streets of New York. After she graduated, she set out to make a longer documentary about the same subject, and it bears the same name. Video clips of the project posted on her website (www. show her candidly and fearlessly confronting men on the street and getting them to talk on camera. While making that documentary, she noticed something. “If you are shooting men who are harassing you in the streets, some of them are going to be disenfranchised,” she says. “They were more willing to talk. I got a sense of them.” She had long been a fan of hip-hop music, and she decided to explore poverty and the lives of disenfranchised men and hoped to use hip-hop lyrics as an entry point. It wasn’t an easy proposition, she says. She had to put aside the feminism that informed War Zone, and she had to work through racial stigmas and apprehensions she had about filming almost exclusively in crime-plagued




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Society. He also has supported the New Orleans Opera Association, New Orleans Ballet Association, YALA, and a host of other arts and education organizations and other causes. A Special Recognition award will go to Ian Carney and Corbin Popp, founders of CORBiAN Visual Arts and Dance, for their original work Darwin the Dinosaur. The all-ages piece combined dance, visual storytelling and innovative use of electroluminescent wire to create colorful illusions. The Big Easy Foundation created Tribute to the Classical Arts in 1994 to recognize achievement in the arts in the New Orleans area. Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, which awards grants to support arts education and development. The Feb. 9 luncheon will feature performances by nominated musicians and dance groups. The luncheon is sponsored by Gambit, 89.9 WWNO, Adler’s, Hall Piano, Hotel Monteleone and Uptown Costume and Dancewear. Tickets are $45 and tables of 10 are available. For information or reservations, call David Melerine at 483-3129.

2012 ClassiCal arts awards speCial Honorees Lifetime Achievement Award Milton Bush

Arts Patron Award Sammy L. Steele, III

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater

Arts Education Award

Young Audiences of Louisiana

Special Recognition Ian Carney and Corbin Popp Darwin the Dinosaur

ClassiCal MusiC & opera awards noMinations Best Classical Music Performance Mahler Symphony No. 1 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater

Young Audiences of Louisiana will receive the Arts Education Award, recognizing its 50 years of arts programming for children.

Mahler Symphony No. 7 LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor First Baptist Church, New Orleans

Best Chamber Music Presentation

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s presentation of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 is nominated for Best Classical Music Performance.

A Tribute to Klauspeter Seibel Musaica Munholland Methodist Church, Metairie Works by Bach, Debussy, Hindemith and Ewazen New Orleans Uptown Brass Chamber Music Outreach Project/St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church Musica del Mondo Nolacelli Rogers Chapel

Best Performance of New Classical Music (Contemporary) Elegy-Caprice Scott Slapin Scott Slapin, Amy Pfrimmer, Yui Asano Trinity Episcopal Church

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he Big Easy Foundation has announced 2012 special awards and the nominees for outstanding performances of classical music, opera, ballet, and ethnic and contemporary dance in 2011. Winners will be announced at the 18th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Hotel Monteleone. Musician and educator Milton Bush will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. A lifelong New Orleanian, he’s a graduate of Warren Easton High School, Southeastern Louisiana University and LSU and has played trombone professionally in traditional jazz groups, symphony orchestras and orchestras for operas and musicals. Bush founded the University of New Orleans band program and served as its director for two decades, and he served as president and conductor of the New Orleans Pops Orchestra. He’s still an active member of the Crescent City Jazz Band, Delgado College Jazz Band and the New Orleans Trombone Choir. In 1962, Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) was created to expose children to chamber music. On its 50th anniversary, the group presents a full range of music, dance, theater, poetry and visual arts to students in after-school, summer and other programs. YALA will receive the Arts Education Award for its work with local children. Samuel L. Steele III will be honored with the Arts Patron Award. A successful businessman and philanthropist, he has supported many local arts organizations, particularly the Jefferson Performing Arts

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Corbin Popp and Ian Carney will receive a Special Recognition Award for their original work Darwin the Dinosaur.

Susannah Carol Rausch, Conductor Loyola Opera Theatre Loyola University, Roussel Hall

Creative Achievement In Opera ee me & pollock thee Francis Scully, director Jonathan Freilich and Adam Falik Marigny Opera House

Sammy L. Steele III will receive the Arts Patron Award.

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Shadows Ellen Taaffe Zwilich LPO Mahalia Jackson Theater


An Unquiet Spirit: Madams, Madmen, and Other Unsavory Characters Various Living American Composers Loyola Montage Series Loyola University, Roussel Hall

Best Opera Production Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers Robert Lyall, Conductor New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) Mahalia Jackson Theater Verdi’s Masked Ball Robert Lyall, Conductor NOOA Mahalia Jackson Theater Verdi’s Il Trovatore Robert Lyall, Conductor NOOA Mahalia Jackson Theater

Best Student or Community Opera Freedom Ride Dan Shore John Ware, Director Longue Vue House and Gardens Les Mamelles de Tiresias Carol Rausch, Music Director Loyola Opera Theatre Loyola University, Nunemaker Auditorium

Puccini’s Turandot Robert Lyall, Conductor New Orleans Opera Association Ernest N. Morial Convention Center The Touches of Sweet Harmony: A Gala Tribute to Ellen and Philip Frohnmayer Loyola University and The Frohnmayer Reunion Loyola University, Roussel Hall

Best Choral Arts Presentation

Syndrome from Lula Elzy Dance Theatre’s Retrospective show is nominated for Best Modern Dance Presentation.

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and LPO Holy Name of Jesus Church Our Favorite Things New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus UNO, Performing Arts Center Rossini’s Stabat Mater St Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and LPO St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church

Dance awarDs nominations Best Classical Ballet Presentation Concerto in F NODA Spring Dance Performance Ballet Hysell Loyola University, Roussel Hall Nutcracker Delta Festival Ballet Tulane University, Dixon Hall Song For Guy Love Lies Bleeding New Orleans Center for Creative

Nolacelli’s presentation of Musica del Mondo is nominated for Best Performance of New Classical Music

Musician and educator Milton Bush will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Arts (NOCCA) NOCCA, Lupin Memorial Hall

Best Modern Dance Presentation

Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective is nominated for Best Ethnic Dance Presentation.

Something Sweet Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 4 Young Audiences of Louisiana CAC

Best Contemporary/Jazz Dance Presentation

Syndrome Retrospective: A Concert Celebrating 20 Years of Innovative Dance Lula Elzy Dance Theatre Loyola University, Roussel Hall Tunnels Ghostwalk Tsunami Dance Marigny Opera House

Best Ethnic Dance Presentation D’Jeli Dong Visit To Africa Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Company Ashe Cultural Arts Center Orisha Suite GOMELA: 30th Year Anniversary Concert Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective CAC

Caliente Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 4 D’Project CAC Crocodile Tap Love Lies Bleeding NOCCA NOCCA, Lupin Memorial Hall Sorry Seems to Be… Love Lies Bleeding NOCCA NOCCA, Lupin Memorial Hall

Best Choreography (New Work) Anne Burr Bolluminos Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 4 Anne Burr Dance Project Loyola University, Roussel Hall Griffin Collins III Blow Mere Expressions Synergy Dance Productions Ashe Cultural Arts Center Chard Gonzalez Bennie and the Jets Love Lies Bleeding NOCCA, Lupin Memorial Hall

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Once Upon A Woman Southern Voices: Dance Out Loud 4 Donley Dance Project Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)


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Maple Leaf Bar — fatien, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — blues frenzy, 6; mojo Combo, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — steve pistorius, noon Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran & topsy Chapman feat. palm Court Jazz band, 7:30

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Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; smoking time Jazz Club, 6; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 10

AllWays Lounge — wasted lives, 10 Banks Street Bar — roy mcgrath, 10 Blue Nile — Dave Cappello, marcello benetti, boyana trayanova and others, 10 BMC — mikey b3 organ Combo, 5; Young pinstripe brass band, 8; lagniappe brass band, 11 Bombay Club — monty banks, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — marc adams & His House of Clements, 8:30 Chophouse New Orleans — bart ramsey, 6:30

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Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8


d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook, 9:30 Dragon’s Den — Diving, Heat Dust, glish, 10 The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason marsalis, 8 The Maison — gregory agid Quartet, 6; magnitude, 9 Maison Dupuy Hotel — aaron lopez-barrantes, 6 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Carolyn broussard, 6; James patridge Quartet, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — sazerac the Clown’s Cabinet of wonders, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8

Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Kirk branch, 6 Yuki Izakaya — sombras brilhantes, 8

WeDneSDAY 11 12 Bar — brass-a-Holics, 9 AllWays Lounge — Duke of Uke, luke winslow-King, 10 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Blue Nile — United postal project, 8; gravity a, 11 BMC — marcelo benetti, 5; blues4sale, 8; Deja Vu brass band, midnight Bombay Club — monty banks, 7:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — luther Kent Quartet, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8 Columns Hotel — ricardo Crespo, 8 d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — bob andrews, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf — wu-tang Clan, Hot 8 brass band, 10 The Inn on Bourbon — bon operatit, 7 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — mia borders, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9 Legends Bar & Grill — topcats, 9

Siberia — Creatures, withdrawl, oroku saki & the foot, 10

The Maison — brad walker, 6; Upstarts, 9; mario abney Quartet, 10

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Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Joe Krown, 8:30 Siberia — pallbearers, no tomorrow, Crotchbreaker, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10 St. Roch Tavern — JD Hill & the Jammers, 7:30 Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum — Victory belles, noon Three Muses — bart ramsey, 4:30; lisa lynn, 7 Victory — sombras brilhantes, 7:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — larry sieberth, 6

THURSDAY 12 12 Bar — ron st. pierre & the burgundy Collective, 9 AllWays Lounge — picnic, other planets, 10 Banks Street Bar — rX filled, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — walter “wolfman” washington, 8 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & the little movers, 7 BMC — soula billy swamp boogie band, 5; andy J. forest, 8; Young fellaz brass band, 11 Bombay Club — matt lemmler Duo feat. monty banks, 7:30 Buffa’s Lounge — tom mcDermott & aurora nealand, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — eudora evans, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — electric Yat string Quartet, 5:30; Creole string beans, 8 Chophouse New Orleans — george Keys, 6:30 Columns Hotel — fredy omar, 8 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — todd Duke, 9:30 The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — stooges brass band, 10 House of Blues — willie









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Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Leroy Jones & Katja Toivola feat. Crescent City Joymakers, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Paulin Brothers Brass Band, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Ray’s — Bobby Love Band, 6 Rivershack Tavern — Amanda Walker, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Chris Ardoin, 8:30 Saturn Bar — Alex McMurray, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Don Vappie Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott & James Singleton, 4:30; Luke Winslow-King, 7:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Larry Sieberth, 6

Friday 13 12 Bar — Head Grenade Sound System, 10 AllWays Lounge — Maedgen/ Gillet, 10 Banks Street Bar — Hannah KB Band, Natalie Mae, Red Mouth, 9 Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Soul Project (upstairs), 10; Brass-AHolics, 11 BMC — El DeOrazio & Friends, 3; Blues Frenzy, 6; Dana Abbot



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Cass McCombs

Don’t mistake Cass McCombs’ increasingly dour musical turns for a man chasing away demons. “I like the idea of living with your demons — drinking with your demons, having a party with your demons,” the 34-year-old Californian told me in October during an interview for a story about his twin 2011 releases, Wit’s End and Humor Risk (Domino). It was one of the few forthright moments during an often uncomfortably awkward half-hour phone conversation. Low-spoken and aloof, McCombs doesn’t do much press, mostly letting his art speak for itself (a perfectly reasonable proposition). When he does talk to writers, he prefers it be through the mail and/or with women (a more questionable request, particularly when laid out by a hired publicist). Such is the tricky terrain navigated by McCombs’ six studio albums: soulfully sung stories, both objectively oblique and painfully personal, that hide slippery syntax (“California makes me sick/ Like trying with a rattlesnake your teeth to pick”) and simply wry lines (“Where’d you learn to smoke?/ ‘Cause you’re doing it all wrong”) inside outre folktales of everyday America. Just don’t ask him to expound upon them. Frank Fairfield opens. Tickets $10. — Noah Bonaparte Pais


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Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Dash Rip Rock, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Emeril’s Delmonico — Bob Andrews, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Galvez Restaurant — Campbell Perkins, 6:30 Green Room — Jayroc, Trevelyan, DJ Scrim, 10 Hermes Bar — Shannon Powell Trio, 9:30 & 11 House of Blues — Styx, 8 Howlin’ Wolf — David Allan Coe, Kyle Turley Band, 9 page 42

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The Maison — Those Peaches, 5; Onion Loaf, 10

Oak — Cristina Perez Trio, 9

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Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 9

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Buddy Mann, 9; Aotearoa, 10

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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Andrews, 8

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Big Al, 6; Andre Bouvier, 9:30

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The Inn on Bourbon — Joe Ashlar, 6

Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10

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Hyatt Regency New Orleans — Anais St. John, 9

AllWays Lounge — Katey Red, Nicky Da B, 10

The Inn on Bourbon — Joe Ashlar, 6

Atchafalaya — Atchafalaya All Stars, 11 a.m.

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 8

Banks Street Bar — A Hanging, Sheeple, Donkey Puncher, Eating Disorder, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Joey K’s Restaurant — Maryyfl nn’s Prohibition Jazz & Blues, 5 Joy Theater — Joint’s Jumpin, 8



JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon — Michaela Harrison, Todd Duke, 7:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 5; Hurricane Refugees, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7 Legends Bar & Grill — Tricks, 10 The Maison — Those Peaches, 5 Maple Leaf Bar — Alvin Youngblood Hart, 10



Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Meschiya Lake, 7; Fredy Omar con su Banda, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — High Ground Drifters, 7; Cajun Brothers, 9; John Parker, 10; Fens, 11 Oak — Jayna Morgan, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; -ish, 9:30

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One Eyed Jacks — Suplecs, Mountain of Wizard, 9



Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Wendell Brunious & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Danny Alexander, 9:30 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Boogie Men, 9:30 Shamrock Bar — Band Camp, 9



Siberia — King Rey, Chilldren, Pals, Citoyens, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Moonshiners Trio, 6:30; Glen David Andrews, 10

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Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; United Postal Project, 10; Cedric Burnside, 11

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The Maison — Kelcy Mae, 5; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Wild Magnolias, 10; Lagniappe Brass Band, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Mumbles, 1; The Deluxe, 4; Rue Fiya, 7:30; Soula Billy Swamp Boogie Band, 11 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Walter Kraft, 8; Richard Bienvenu, 9; ElectroCult Circus, 10

BMC — Andre Bouvier, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Jazz Band, 6; Mikey B3 Organ Combo, 9; Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, midnight

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Mark Brooks, 2

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; Leroy Jones Quintet, 9:30

Old Point Bar — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 9:30

Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes, 5; Lena Prima, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Mark Mullins, 10 Chophouse New Orleans — Amanda Walker, 6:30 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 9 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 7; Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tony Green & Gypsy Jazz, 10 Dry Dock Cafe — Some Like it Hot!, 7 Emeril’s Delmonico — Bob Andrews, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Galvez Restaurant — Campbell Perkins, 6:30 Green Room — Battle of the Bands, 8 Hermes Bar — James Martin, 9:30 & 11 House of Blues — Marc Broussard, Baby Bee, Ted & the Turkeys, 8 Hyatt Regency New Orleans — Anais St. John, 9 The Inn on Bourbon — Joe Ashlar, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Los Hombres Calientes feat. Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Glen David Andrews, 8; Deja Vu Brass Band, midnight Kerry Irish Pub — Speed the Mule, 5; Rites of Passage, 9

Oak — Mia Borders, 9

One Eyed Jacks — Debauche, Los Skarlanes, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Meanies, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Top Cats, 9:30 Siberia — Classhole, Gasmiasma, Die Rotzz, Vapo-Rats, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Deacon John & the Ivories, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Casual Baby, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 6:30; Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SuNday 15 Banks Street Bar — RiverBent, 9 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Mainline, 10 BMC — Soula Billy Swamp Boogie Band, 3; Mumbles, 6; Chapter: SOUL, 9 Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler Duo, 7:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Chophouse New Orleans — Amanda Walker, 6:30 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Marc Stone Band, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

Krazy Korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1

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Hard Art DC 1979

For an art opening act, check out this photography show at Good Children Gallery. In 1979, years before winning numerous awards (including two Pulitzer Prizes) as a staff photographer at The Washington Post, then-26-year-old intern Lucian Perkins captured a series of hardcore concerts by what soon would become titans in the capital city’s embryonic rock community: Bad Brains, Trenchmouth, Teen Idles and the Untouchables. Collected in a photo essay and traveling exhibition, Hard Art DC 1979 frames you-are-there images of baby brothers Ian and Alec MacKaye — then 17 and 14, respectively — as accidental tourists of D.C.’s enduring musical legacies, and it bares witness to the screaming birth of punk. An after-party at Siberia (2227 St. Claude Ave.) features New Orleans acolytes Die Rotzz, Classhole, Gasmiasma and Vapo-Rats. Call for ticket information. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

Kerry Irish Pub — Greg Schatz, 8 The Maison — Royal Roses, 7; New Orleans Super Jam, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Meghan Stewart & the Reboppers, 6; Eric Gordon & the Lazy Boys, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Danielle Thomas, 8 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Cass McCombs, Frank Fairfield, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Players feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Dave Jordan, 7 Siberia — Ratty Scurvics Trio, Lonesome Leash, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6;

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GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) — David fincher (The Social Network) directs the english-language adaptation of the wildly successful lfi m and book series about a troubled computer hacker. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HAPPY FEET 2 (PG) — the dancing Cgi penguins are back for a sequel. Entergy IMAX, Hollywood 9 HUGO (PG) — martin scorsese’s family-friendly lfi m is a fantasy/adventure about an orphan who lives inside the walls of a magical train station in 1930s paris. AMC Palace 20 HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the lfi m tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX J. EDGAR (PG) — Clint eastwood directs leonardo DiCaprio in a candid look at the life of the fbi director, who harbored many of his own secrets. amC palace 20


Carnage Celebrated french playwright Yasmina reza is not known for turning her awardwinning plays into movies. Her work is too intimate, and too focused on human frailty, to translate well to the big screen. but when her friend, director roman polanski — the visionary behind classic films including Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby and Carnage (r) Repulsion — expressed an interest in adapting reza’s recent broadway smash God of Carnage, Directed by roman polanski starring Jodie foster, John C. the wheels, for better or worse, began to turn. reilly, Kate winslet while the resulting film may fall short of wide release a polanski masterwork, it stays true to the strengths of the play and throws welcome light on reza’s sharp wit and keen eye for the savage beast that lurks within us all. it’s not that Carnage isn’t a good fit for the director, whose interests have always resided on the dark side of human nature. like reza’s original play, the screenplay (credited to both reza and polanski) has only four characters and never really leaves a single brooklyn apartment. this allows little room for polanski to stretch out and put his personal stamp on the material beyond his seamless, finely crafted camerawork. as Carnage begins, two sophisticated couples get together for a civilized discussion after one of their sons hits the other in the face with a stick, knocking out two of his teeth, while at a local park. over the course of a brisk, real-time, 79-minute film, souls are bared, marriages crumble and allegiances shift. once the rare single-malt starts to flow, the gloves come off and all hell breaks loose. and the acceptable face of propriety is stripped away like a mardi gras mask at midnight. whether presented on stage or on screen, Carnage is a showcase for actors, and here the film does not disappoint. Jodie foster and John C. reilly embody the holier-than-thou liberal parents of the “victim,” while Kate winslet and Christopher waltz sink their teeth into the well-heeled, corporate-shark parents of the “bully.” winslet, especially, delivers a subtle and sympathetic performance in a thankless role. foster, on the other hand, her neck bulging with rage by the end of movie, isn’t easy or fun to watch. the fact that you may feel relieved and happy to head for the exit once the fireworks end only attests to the collective power of the ensemble. the film differs from the play mainly in two wordless bookends, scenes shot at some distance in the park where the assault takes place. it’s a satisfying addition, and one that changes the meaning of the play in small but significant ways. that success aside, the film makes clear that Carnage was meant for the stage. those who missed southern rep’s recent season-opening production may find the film an acceptable substitute, at least as a way to enjoy reza’s insights firsthand. but the film also serves as a reminder that many works of theater are best experienced in their natural habitat. — Ken Korman

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13) — tom Cruise returns — and stars alongside Jeremy renner — in the latest installment of the thriller series, in which the imf is implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (R) — a portrait of marilyn monroe (michelle williams) at the peak of her fame is framed through the account of a 23-year-old’s weeklong romance with the star. AMC Palace 20

THE MUPPETS (PG) — some fans (amy adams and Jason segel) team up with the muppets to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon (Chris Cooper). AMC Palace 12,

NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG-13) — the romantic comedy’s star-studded cast includes michelle pfeiffer, sarah Jessica parker, Hilary swank, ashton Kutcher, lea michele and many others.

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PROJECT NIM (PG-13) — the documentary centers around nim, a chimpanzee raised as a child for a landmark 1970s experiment. Chalmette Movies SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) — robert Downey Jr. reprises the title role in the sequel, where the detective must try and stop a cunning criminal mastermind. AMC

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SLEEPING BEAUTY (NR) — a broke college students takes on sex work that requires her to be in a drugged-out slumber for her clients in Julia leigh’s drama. Chalmette Movies THE SITTER (R) — Jonah Hill is a reluctant babysitter who doesn’t know what he’s getting into when he takes on three challenging

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FIlM LISTINGS charges. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, Hollywood 9 TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (PG-13) — Gary Oldman stars in the adaptation of John le Carre’s British spy novel. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 1 (PG-13) — The mythical creature romance series nears its end with the rfi st part of the conclusion. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 UNDER THE SEA 3-D (G) — Jim Carrey narrates the documentary exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Entergy IMAX WAR HORSE (PG-13) — Steven Spielberg adapts the Tony Award-winning stage play that follows a boy looking for his horse during World War I. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) — Cameron Crowe directs Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in the true story of a family that purchases and moves into a dilapidated zoo and works to get it reopened. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

OPENING FRIDAY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3-D (G) — The 1991 Disney classic gets a 3-D re-release. CONTRABAND (R) — Mark Wahlberg plays a former drug smuggler who gets back in the game to protect his brotherin-law. JOYFUL NOISE (PG-13) — Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star in the gospel musical about a small-town church choir vying to win a national competition.

sPEcIAl scREENINGs AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON (R) — The 1987 comedy is a spoof on 1950s sci-fi movies. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Monday, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St.,

BILL AND TURNER ROSS — The local lfi mmakers present their work, including scenes from their upcoming lfi m Tchoupitoulas. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Georges Gallery, Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; COBRA (R) — Sylvester Stallone stars in the 1986 action lfi m about a street cop who must protect the only surviving witness to a dangerous cult. Tickets $8. Midnight FridaySaturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; DOG SWEAT (NR) — The lives of six young people in present day Iran intertwine in Hoddein Keshavarz’s drama. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. FridayMonday, then nightly through Jan. 19, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net THE GODFATHER (R) — In the rfi st lfi m of the Oscar-winning series, an aging gangster transfers control of his mob dynasty to his son. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday-Sunday and Jan. 18, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; GRACE & MERCY (NR) — Luis Pena’s documentary is about a brother and sister who provide help for orphans in Haiti after the recent earthquake. The screening is a benefit for the Hope For Haitian Children Foundation. Tickets $8 suggested donation. 6 p.m. Thursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; JUNG SOCIETY FILM NIGHT — The group hosts a screening of Wings of Desire followed by a discussion lead by Dan Harris. Admission free for members, $10 nonmembers. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Parker Memorial United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., 895-1222 KNUCKLE (R) — The documentary follows the bloody feud among three rival Irish Traveler clans over the course of 12 years. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. PLAYER HATING: A LOVE

STORY (NR) — New Orleans lfi mmaker Maggie HadleighWest’s documentary follows a hip-hop artist and his friends in Brooklyn’s Albany Housing Projects as they struggle to escape poverty and violence through music. There is a Q&A and discussion with HedleighWest and former City Councilman Oliver Thomas after the 7 p.m. screening Saturday. Tickets $5 New Orleans Film Society members, $10 general admission. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, noon Moon, then 6 p.m. Jan. 20 and Jan. 22, Jan. 27-28, Feb. 3-4, Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 25-26, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION — HandsOn New Orleans hosts an outdoor screening of the documentary about the civil rights movement for Martin Luther King Day. The screening is at 1829 Euterpe St. Email for details. Free admission. 5 p.m. Sunday. THE WHALE (G) — Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson produced the documentary about an orca who got separated from his family and turned up in Vancouver’s Nootka Sound, where a community embraced him. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (G) — A poor boy wins a contest that allows him inside a strange and wonderful candy factory. Tickets $5.50. Noon. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; 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 Compiled by Lauren LaBorde


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opENiNgS A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 5681313; www.agallery. com — “Trees of Life,” photographs by Joyce Tenneson, through March 1. Opening Monday. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Thought and Thoughtlessness,” drawings and sculpture by Gary Oaks, through Feb. 4. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www. coupdoeilartconsortium. com — “The Whelming Part II,” paintings by Blaine Capone, through Feb. 18. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.



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DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 8186032 — “The Waking,” a group show featuring Nanci Charpentier, Lisette Copping, Candy Depew, Mandy Rogers Horton and Lisa Tahir, through March 3. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Works by Rachel Jones, Rachel Avena Brown, Stephanie Patton, Dave Greber and Andrea Ferguson, through Feb. 5.

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OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. — Tulane graduate student exhibition, through Jan. 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. PROSPECT NEW ORLEANS VISITOR CENTER. 1036 Esplanade Ave., 756-6438; www. prospectneworleans. org — Prospect.2 Student Biennial, a group show featuring works by New Orleans students, through Jan. 29. Opening reception 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; staplegoods — “Arm’s Breadth,” sculptural ceramics by William DePauw, through Feb. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. UPTOWN POPUP ART GALLERY. 7835 Maple St. — “The New South: A PostKatrina Reimagining of the Confederate Battle Flag,” works by Anne Ashley, through Feb. 8. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

gAllERiES 1022 GALLERY. 1022 Lowerline St., 301-0679; www.1022gallery.blogspot. com — “Urban Appeal: The Art of Graffiti;” “The Velvet Underground Railroad: A Psychedelic Slave Trade,” mixed media by the Bourghog Guild; both through Saturday. 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; — “Taint Modern,” a mixed-media

Mixed-media works by Avish Khebrehzadeh


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Avish Khebrehzadeh, and her whimsical animated drawings, reflect the global nature of contemporary art today. The Iranian-born artist lives in Washington, D.C., but was educated in Italy and won the Venice Biennale’s Young Italian Art Award in 2003. If her exotic credentials predispose us to expect a trendy sensibility, that is not entirely the case; Khebrehzadeh uses digital video as a vehicle for sketchily drawn animations that move like ghostly figures in a dream, spectral reminders of ancient allegories whose original meanings no longer are clear. Here fish swim through the air as her figures seem to sleepwalk through enigmatic scenarios. Their subtitled dialogue conveys paradoxical pronouncements like, “A child of the sea is bad luck.” Mythic or Magic Realist narratives work best in the hands of Asian or Latin storytellers — in the hands of a John Updike they fall flat, but Khebrehzadeh’s video vignettes recall something of the mythic somnambulism of Salman Rushdie’s Enchantress of Florence minus the grandiosity. Simply and whimsically executed, her intrigues, at their best, tap into those mysterious attic rooms of the mind where genetic memories of far away places and long ago times are sequestered like sleeping genies awaiting certain charged images or events to awaken us to things once more familiar, but now as distant as dreams vaguely recalled from childhood. That dreamlike quality of past times and otherworldly sensibilities also is seen in Lafcadio’s Revenge, an eloquent hearselike sculpture (parked at 800 Press Street) intended as a “mobile museum” of New Orleans’ “forgotten histories.” A collaboration between Tessa Farmer, Nina C. Nichols and Dana Sherwood, this independent Prospect.2 satellite production was created as an homage to the great 19th century journalist Lafcadio Hearn, who was the first to convey, via his dispatches to Harper’s Weekly, the deeper mysteries of New Orleans to a wider audience in the english-speaking world. Like Hearn, these artists seek to provide “a view into the secret life of the city; a cacophony of culture and magic.” — D. Eric Bookhardt

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St., 309-4249; www. — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing.

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 page 48

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Realism,” a group exhibition curated by Michael Klein; “Shifting States,” paintings and drawings by Luis Cruz Azaceta; both through Feb. 18.

ATELIER-MAGASIN. 3954 Magazine St. — Wood and metal sculptures by Kelly Guidry; photographs by Amy James; portraits by Clay Judice Jr.; paintings by George Marks; all ongoing. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; www. — Works by 15 local and regional artists including Martin LaBorde, ongoing. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; — Oil paintings by Bernard E. Beneito, ongoing. CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; www. — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing.

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COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 8916789; www.coleprattgallery. com — “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. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing. com — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “the Bull and the Dream,” g fi urative stone and wood sculptures by thomas Glover W. and Marianne Lerbs, through Feb. 3. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www. — “Moving in Colors,” sculpture by KeySook Geum, through Jan. 26. 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. GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; www. — Photo-based abstractions

by Rodolfo Choperena for PhotoNOLA, through Sunday.

GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 899-4687; — Mixed media with mechanical light sculptures by Jimmy Block, ongoing. 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. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third ofl or, 615 City Park Ave., 3616620 — “Below Sea Level,” a panoramic video installation by Pawel Wojtasik for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by tom Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. — “the Painter on An Extended Voyage,” paintings by Bernard Beneito, through Jan. 29. Paintings by Adam Hall, through January. JIMMY MAC POP-UP GALLERY. 802 Elysian Fields Ave. — “Mudcolors,” paintings by Jimmy Mac. Closing reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery. com — “P.2 Projects,” a group exhibition curated in conjunction with Prospect.2, through Jan. 21. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; — “Mann’s Mind,” works by thomas Mann; “American Ghosts,” works by Olivia Hill, through Feb. 25. MALLORY PAGE STUDIO. 614 Julia St.; www. — Paintings by Mallory Page, ongoing. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; www. — “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; www.neworleansglassworks. com — “the Winter trifecta,” painting on glass by Aziz Diagne, photographs by Scott Schexnaydre and wood sculpture by Jon Krueger; all through January.

NEW ORLEANS HEALING CENTER. 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www. — Works by Keith Duncan for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., 610-4899; www. neworleansphotoalliance. — “Silenced Suffering: the Comfort Women Project,” photographs by Jungeun Lee for PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 29. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — Works by Nick Cave and Joyce J. Scott for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. NOUVELLE LUNE. 938 Royal St., 908-1016 — Works using reclaimed, re-purposed or salvaged materials by Linda Berman, Georgette Fortino, David Bergeron, Kelly Guidry and tress turner, ongoing. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “For the Love of Flowers,” photographs by Elizabeth Kleinveld for PhotoNOLA, through Saturday. PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing. 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. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; www. — “Southern Writers and Other Assorted Images,” photographs by David G. Spielman, through Feb. 16. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third ofl or, 523-7945; — Works by gallery members Maria Fromich, Betsy Meyers-Green, Linda Rosamano, Sharad Mulchand, Jen Chenevert and others, ongoing.


SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — Photographs by Barry Kaiser, through Feb. 4. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www. — “WallPaper,” a group exhibition of works on paper; “Home & Away,” photographs by Jack Kotz; both through January. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart. org — “Paper & Stone,” works by Ed Whiteman and Michael Eddy, through Jan. 28. 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.

call for artists A NEW LANDSCAPE. Artists are sought for the April juried exhibition in Grand Isle, La. Submissions deadline is Feb. 1. Visit for details.

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE. 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www. — Works by Martin Welch, Hannah Cohen, Jane Brewster, Berhane Habtezion, Brian Bush and Shaun Aleman, through January. DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; — Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. HUBBELL LIBRARY. 225 Morgan St., 596-2640; www. neworleanspubliclibrary. org — “the Louisiana Coast,” photographs by Matthew D. White, through January. THREE MUSES. 536 Frenchmen St., 252-4801; www. — Portraits by Zack Smith, ongoing.

museums 1850 HOUSE. 523 St. Ann St., 568-6968 — Works by Sophie Calle for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29.

GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. — “African Wisdom in Image and Proverb,” photographs by Betty Press for PhotoNOLA; “Becoming Home,” photographs by Mariana Sheppard and Nakeya Brown for PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 21. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “the 18th Star: treasures From 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood,” through Jan. 29. “Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces in an Effort to Make Sense of it All,” outdoor installation by Dawn Dedeaux for Prospect.2, through Jan. 29. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. — “Audubon’s Absence,” ecological artworks by Brandon Ballengee, through January. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond;” “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. 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. MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail. org — “Absinthe Visions,”

photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. — “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; — “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. 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. 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. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. — “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. 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.

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CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — “NOLA Now Part I: Swagger for a Lost Magnificence,” through Jan. 29. Prospect.2 show featuring Jonas Dahlberg, George Dunbar, Karl Haendel and others, through Jan. 29. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing.




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ThEATER 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-Saturday and Jan. 20. JULIUS CAESAR. Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000 — Amy Boyce-Holtcamp directs the production of the Shakespeare tragedy presented by the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Tickets $10 students and Tulane faculty, staff and alumni, $20 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY. Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — The variety show features big band-era hits from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke ellington and others. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. SPRING AWAKENING. Southern Rep Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third ofl or, 522-6545; — 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 (Thursday), $30 general admission. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m.

TINY ALICE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — George Patterson directs Silk Dress Productions’ performance of edward Albee’s psycho-spiritual 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; — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. SLOW BURN BURLESqUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — The burlesque troupe presents “Slow Burn Does America.” Tickets $15 general admission, $20 V.I.P. seating. 11 p.m. Saturday.



CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www. for details. 7 p.m. Monday.

CLAWS WITH FANGS & AWKWARD HEADBUTT. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — The improv comedy troupes perform. 10 p.m. Friday.

SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. The principal chorus of the louisiana Philharmonic orchestra holds auditions for new singers. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 525-2111 or email for details. Auditions are 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 at the loyola University College of Music (6363 St. Charles Ave.) and 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at Delgado Community College’s City Park Campus (Building 1, 615 City Park Ave.).

COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. — local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St.; — The theater hosts a safe-for-allages team comedy competition. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St.; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts the long-form improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

THE HENEHAN TWINS. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www. — The comedy group consisting of Cassidy and Mickey Henehan and Scotland Green performs. 9:30 p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 525-5515; — The Rusty Nail hosts a weekly open-mic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. Tuesday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring louisiana comedians and live music. Visit www.pissyopants. com for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — The audience interactive comedy show features live

local music. Call 523-7469 or visit for tickets. Tickets $8 online, $15 at the door. 10 p.m. Saturday.

NEIL HAMBURGER. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St.; www.nolacomedy. com — The comedy persona who has appeared on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and The Tom Green Show performs. Tickets $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE NEW MOVEMENT STAND-UP NIGHT. House of Blues (Parish), 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; — leon Blanda hosts the improv school and theater’s stand-up comedy show. 8 p.m. Thursday. OPEN MIC STAND-UP. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St.; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts the free open mic. 11 p.m. Friday. PLEASE TRY AGAIN SKETCH COMEDY SHOW.

Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — The show features performers from The New Movement and Stupid Time Machine. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

SCOTLAND GREEN. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446; www.hiholounge. net — The stand-up comedian performs. 9 p.m. Saturday. STUPID TIME MACHINE. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. — The improv comedy troupe performs. Tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; — The weekly open-mic comedy show is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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NUNSET BOULEVARD. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www. — 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, through Jan. 22.

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Big Bosom Buddies, written and performed by Varla Jean Merman and Ricky Graham, would have been a hit in the deliciously decadent Weimar Republic. Unfortunately, things would have gotten grim for the drag queens when the Nazis took over. Fortunately, the gender-bending cabaret comedy found a home in the Mid-City Theatre, and a packed house enjoyed the duo’s racy monologues and songs. Merman (Jeffery Roberson) and Graham have again teamed up to great effect. They have a way of pushing the limits of decency so far you can’t quite remember what the concept means. The show begins with an empty stage; Jefferson Turner, who wrote many of the tunes, is seated at a baby grand piano at the side of the stage. Merman and Graham enter in what might be called glitter-chic get-ups (by Cecile Casey Covert) and sing a duet about the joys and trials of being bosom buddies. There were many songs, including revamped tunes and originals with witty lyrics by Merman and Graham. Monologues, skits and outrageous gags are interspersed throughout. For instance, a cellphone rings and Merman pulls hers from her cleavage. She can’t operate the buttons with her gloves on, however, so instead she uses a frankfurter, which then provides a little snack. “Wink, wink, nudge, nudge,” as the Monty Python troupe said when they made sexual innuendoes. In the fifirst act, stage manager Brian Johnston was pressed into service as a chicken for a number that satirized The Magic Flute. That was easy compared with his second-act cameo in a song about foreskins. The potpourri of swirling nonsense featured Graham as a country and Western queen, and at another point, he was a diabolical nurse. As nuns, Graham and Merman reflffl lected that “priests do more things than lay people.” Finally, we got a spoof of the silver screen. The 1962 film What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? was mauled with caricature versions of stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford locked in mortal combat. The show was full of inventive good fun. The singing was spirited, and Merman, despite her clowning, clearly has some admirable pipes. Here’s hoping Graham and Merman bring back this show or team up for a new one soon. — Dalt Wonk



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EVENt LISTINGS admission. 6 p.m. MEET THE CURATORS. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — The curators of the Infamy: December 1941 present a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the museum exhibit. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. — 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. TULANE FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER FORUM. Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall — Christopher McCusker, an executive leadership coach and consultant, leads the forum. Call 862-8482 or email for details. Free admission. 8 a.m. to noon.


FIT FOR KING CELEBRATION. Mintz Center for Jewish Life/Tulane Hillel House, 912 Broadway St. — Author and Brandeis University professor Anita Hill is the keynote speaker for the annual summit that this year focuses on women and fair housing. The summit also features a luncheon, a workshop, roundtable and panel discussions, and more. Call 596-2100 or visit for details. 9 a.m. to 4:30 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. MOTHER’S HELPERS MENTORING COMPANY LITERACY BENEFIT. Crystal Magnolia Country Club, 7221 Curran Blvd., 251-9788; www. — The dessert reception featuring live performances benefits the company’s building fund, student scholarships and classroom technology. Admission starts at $250. Call 508-5844 or email for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday 14 BASSOLOGY CLINIC. Funky NOLA, 1700 N. Broad St., 236-1943; — Anthony Wellington leads the workshop teaching fundamentals of music and theory using the bass guitar. Call 487-0855 for details. Admission $15. Noon to 3 p.m. BROAD STREET BAZAAR. 300 N. Broad St., corner of Bienville Street — The monthly market features health screenings, jewelry, food vendors and more. Call 561-7495 or visit for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

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. 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. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rainor-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. NATURE’S WEAPONS. Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — A park ranger discusses how animals defend themselves. 11 a.m. NEW ORLEANS CAMELLIA SHOW & SALE. Grace King


PSYCHIC FUN FAIR. House of Broel, 2220 St. Charles Ave. — Maria Shaw Lawson, the horoscope columnist for the National Enquirer, hosts the weekend of free classes, psychic readings, holistic health practitioners and vendors, and a paranormal investigation seminar. Call (810) 631-6887 or visit for details. Admission $10 (does not include psychic readings and the paranormal investigation seminar). 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

SAME GENDER LOVING/GAY MEN OF COLOR MEETING. CC’s Coffeehouse, 2800 Esplanade Ave. — The group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month for discussions. Email for details. 7 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 8754268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. WEEKEND OF PEACE & FRIENDSHIP. Jomo Kenyatt’s Facility, 1115 N. Claiborne Ave. — The event features free food, new and used clothing, health screenings, HIV testing, face painting and other children’s activities, and live music Claude










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ABITA ARTISTS. 9th Street Gallery, 71377 St. Mary St., Abita Springs — Local artists hold a monthly meeting. Call Lana at 898-3071 for details. 3 p.m. 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. NOLA AIKIDO SPRING OPEN HOUSE. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St., Suite 103,; 208-4861 — the event features demonstrations of the Japanese martial art, as well as a Q&A period, a tour of the facilities and refreshments. Email for details. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.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. SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — David Muth, the Louisiana director of the National Wildlife Federation, discusses “the Mississippi River Delta: Is there Hope?” Call 307-0187 for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MoNday 16 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 for the full schedule and other details. Daily through Jan. 20. MLK DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Success Preparatory Academy, 2011 Bienville St. — City Year New Orleans seeks volunteers for its day

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wordS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. BOOK LAUNCH PARTY. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — the event features tom Carson (Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter) Christa Allen (The Edge of Grace), Angus Woodward (Americanisation: Lessons in American Culture and Language: A Novel and Down at the End of the River) and George Bishop (Letter to My Daughter). 7 p.m. tuesday. CONTEMPORARY FICTION BOOK CLUB. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — the group discusses Jeannette Walls’ Half Broke Horses. 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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. ELTON FOSTER. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; — the children’s book author signs Cleopatra Alexandra and Other Adventures in Verse. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. JAN BOZARTH. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — the author signs and discusses The Fairy Godmother Academy No. 5: Sumi’s Book. 1 p.m. Saturday. JOHN M. BARRY. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — the author signs and discusses Roger Williams & the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty. 6 p.m. Monday. KRESLEY COLE. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 8952266 — the author signs and discusses Lothaire. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MAPLE LEAF READING

SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; — the weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturday. 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. THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; — the group meets to discuss mystery novels the third Monday of each month, through December. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — the group discusses Sheri S. tepper’s Grass. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — the center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday. 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.tremblingpillowpress. com/bobkaufmanbookprize. html for details. Submissions deadline is Jan. 31. SWAMP LILY REVIEW. Editors seek cfi tion, 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. For complete listings, visit


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FARM LABOR Bieri & Son, Angleton, TX, has 2 positions for rice, grain, hay & livestock; 3 mos. experience required for farm equipment and cattle worker, 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 2/1/12 – 12/1/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX8164694.

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4805 RHODES, $12,000 Robert Armstrong, French Quarter Realty, (504) 616-3615


1020 ESPLANADE #103. Lovely 2 br, 2 ba condo, high ceil in den, sparkling pool, courtyd, fenced pkg. Private attached alley could be dog run. $339K. Lana Sackett, Gardner Realtors, 504352-4934.


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2 bed | 2 full bath 1033 sqft | Side Hall Cottage 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.

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Classy renovation of Creative use this upscale of space in this Marigny condominium! Sit out back and enjoy the covered deck Triangle, or watch the world stroll by converted warehouse condo. from the front porch. Condo Scored concrete floors and exposed beamed, vaulted ceilings. features 12’ ceilings, glossy hardwood flooring, an abunCarved into it is a renovated dance of natural lighting and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths REAL ESTATE and a separate loft space! This beautiful working fireplace RENT FOR property has Central HVAC, W/D, mantles. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainNew roof, Termite contract and less steel appliances. reasonable fees of $189/mo. Ask agent about parking!

RENTALS 712 St Philip • $1895 1BR/1BA 2nd floor balc. in a fabulous loc. Courtyard. All utilities included. • 937 Barracks Unit 1 • $875 1BR/1BA Ground floor apt in the lower FQ. Common courtyard. New Carpet. New tile in bath. • 718 Frenchmen #5 • $875 1BR/1BA Fabulous location in the Marigny. Granite counters. w/d in apt. New carpet.

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

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2101 Burgundy Unit 2 $203,000

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


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

Paula Bowler • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 8309 Sycamore Street & 2214 Dante Street

Large executive sized home (5000 sq. ft.) on double lot with gourmet kitchen, chic master bath, huge den, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sutdio/game room/2nd den and an office plus a six (6) car garage and 3 bedroom/2 bath rental (great tenant at $1575 per month) on an adjacent property. Package Price $ 699,000 Sycamore house may be sold separately for $ 529,000

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The gauntlet has fallen! Seller & Lender want to sell! Quality & detail throughout this historic restoration. 1 bed/ 1 bath ground floor unit with high ceilings. Original wood flooring. Granite and SS appls in the kitchen. Pool. Located in the trendy Treme. BANK MUST APPROVE SHORT SALE.

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3924 B CLEVELAND $160K

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

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



1323 Esplanade Unit A $159,900

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1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504491-1591.


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





Central Met 2909 Division St. Approx 1385sf. $9/sf per yr + electric. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty, 504-5815005.


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


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


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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

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


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


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


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


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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

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Loving New Orleans in 2012! Contact deMontluzin Investments to Own or Lease a Place in Our Charming City SOLD

4834 St. Charles Ave. ................... $1,250,000 1019 St. Ann St. ............................... $875,000 Ann de Montluzin 1100 Royal St. #8 ............................... $588,000 Farmer 1218 St. Mary St. ............................... $415,000 Historic House and Luxury 1016 Napoleon Ave. ........................ $340,000 Home Specialist 80 Fontainbleau Dr. ............................. $270,000 708 Marengo St. .................................... $200,000

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TRUCKS 1991 NAVSTAR INTERNATIONAL Strong flatbed truck, international commercial vehicle. Showroom paint job on front cab. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

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Stick shift trans, V8 engine, sturdy XL cab, leather interior. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558


New 20” wheels, new tires, wonderful interior & low miles. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES ‘07 VOLVO XC 90 7 Passenger $18,900 504-368-5640


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V8 $22,995 Call 504-368-5640

‘09 HONDA PILOT EX $19,995 504-368-5640


Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808


Low miles for commercial vehicle, chromed stacks on cab, double bedded interior cab, new front tires, 500hp motor, 10 speed Detroit engine. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558


Original - Mint condition $50. Framed $80 Call Greg, 504-390-5052


1 only! $995 Won’t last! Call 504888-6152


Size 8. Great Looking! Paid over $600. Sell for $100. Call 504-833-2478

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. (504) 846-5122 $295 Brand New Iron Queen Bed with mattress set, all new. Can deliver. (504) 952-8403 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $199. Can deliver. (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $325 (504) 846-5122 Queen Mattress Set $149 Still in wrapper. Will deliver. (504) 846-5122


HOT TUB, WAS $7200, NOW $2996. 1 ONLY! Call (504) 888-6152.


Size 8. Great Looking! Paid over $600. Sell for $100. Call 504-833-2478



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

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1st flr, offstrt prk 2 cars, all utilities $1000 Hdwd Flrs, Renov Kit/Baths, Prkng $3500 charming! Washer/Dryer on site $700 Balc-greatviews,hdwdflrs,greatloc.$1050 3rd Flr. Cent AC, Hi Ceil Wd Flr Balc $900 Newly Renov. Jaccuzzi tub. Pool $2500 great loc. Lots of natural light $1000 courtyard off of bd! No smoking $1000 furnish. Newly renov. Balc. Crtyrd. $1200 spacious w/2nd flr balc.Util included. $1895 Grnd flr apt. New carpet/tile. ctyrd.$875 grnd flr. w/d inside. new carpet $875 Fully renov,balc,prvt sundeck,w/d $1850 Grnd flr.hi ceil.lrg kitch.Wtr included $1300

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




421 Burgundy 1-6

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


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409 Rosa(old metaire) 1/1 1201 Chartres 13 3/2.5 1418 Chartres studio 727 Barracks #8 1/1 835 St Louis F studio 517 Dumaine 2R 2/3 739 ½ Gov Nicholls 1/1 814 Lafayette A 1/1 301 Seattle #11 1/1 712 St Philip Upper 1/1 937 Barracks #1 1/1 718 Frenchmen #5 1/1 1305 Decatur #3 1/1 1019 Ursulines 1/1


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3222 Coliseum 4941 St. Charles 2721 St. Charles 5528 Hurst 1750 St. Charles 1750 St. Charles 20 Anjou 1544 Camp 3915 St. Charles 1544 Camp 1544 Camp 1224 St. Charles 2721 St. Charles

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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




Newly renovated 1bdrm, 1 ba, open floor plan. Beautiful original hardwood floors, 12 ft ceilings, updated kitchen - everything new! Hardwood floors. On a quiet block of Magazine, close to everything. EASY TO PARK. $145,000

UPTOWN LOT ZONED FOR DOUBLE. Residential block, build a single or double, for owner occupied or investment piece. Close to St Charles & Napoleon. Walk to parades. Close to Freret St which has many new renovations and businesses. $42,000

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3 ton unit 13 Seer R22 Dry Ship. Additional charges for added for Freon. EXP 1/17/2012


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