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“The Milwaukee Model” .......................18 Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration is  counting on lowering the murder rate with  a new crimefighting initiative based on  one founded in Wisconsin. But how has it  worked in Milwaukee?

7 in seven Seven Things to Do This Week ........... 5 spud McConnell in Hairspray; Keb’ Mo’ at  House of Blues; and more

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Music ..............................................................36 PrEVIEW: Kills.............................................37 Film ..................................................................41 rEVIEW: A Dangerous Method ..............43 Art ....................................................................45 rEVIEW: Ivan Navarro and Luis Cruz  azaceta ...........................................................46 Stage ..............................................................49 rEVIEW: Tiny Alice .....................................49 Events ............................................................52 PrEVIEW: 610 stompers and Camel  Toe Lady steppers fundraisers ................52 Crossword + Sudoku .............................62

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Mind + Body + Spirit ...............................55 Automotive ..................................................55 Weekly Tails ................................................56 Employment ................................................56 Real Estate + Rentals ............................57 Market Place ..............................................63

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HAIRSPRAY Sat. Jan. 28-Sun. Feb. 5 | WWL radio host and actor John “Spud” McConnell stars as Edna in Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production of Hairspray. Broadway understudy Michelle Dowdy plays spunky high school rebel Tracy Turnblad. At the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. PAGE 49. KEB’ MO’ Sun. Jan. 29 | The Keb’ Mo’ Band helps the House of Blues celebrate its 18th anniversary. The local House of Blues, now part of concert giant Live Nation, opened in 1994 and quickly became one of the city’s top club venues for touring acts in all genres. Anders Osborne opens. PAGE 36.


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LE HAVRE Sun.-Tue. Jan. 29-31 | Idrissa, a stowaway from Gabon, mistakenly ends up in a small town in Normandy instead of London where his family is, and a crusty old shoeshine man tries to help him in Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismake’s acclaimed comedy, Le Havre (In French with English subtitles). Presented by the New Orleans Film Society at Chalmette Movies. PAGE 41.

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Karen Parker run by for-profit companies. A photorendering “The problem, as I see it, is that of Mavericks High policymakers and legislators School of South have not put in place the right Pinellas County incentives, funding mechanisms in St. Petersburg, and safeguards to ensure that Fla., as presented these companies serve the public on the Mavericks good,” Miron says. website (www. Mavericks’ academic failures are glaringly apparent, despite the It opened in August upbeat assurances of company 2011 on the site of managers. When asked about the an old Eckerd Drugs. schools’ graduation rates, Mavericks manager Lauren Hollander declined to provide a hard figure. She says the numbers fluctuate when students transfer back to their home high schools. “Our actual percentages are very, very nice,” she says. “But it’s also unique to each school. We’re doing a good job.” Biden agrees, saying, “We just graduated almost 200 people in one location.” But figures from the Florida Department of Education paint a different picture, showing that Mavericks schools have a poorer graduation rate than traditional public schools in Florida. They show Mavericks’ best school, in Kissimmee, graduated just 43 percent of the eligible kids in June 2011. Other Mavericks page 8


pleaded guilty Jan. 17 to one federal count of misprision of a felony. Parker, the ex-wife of former Jefferson Parish president Aaron Broussard, had been charged with Broussard and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson in a 33-count payroll fraud indictment. Parker had been paid as a paralegal supervisor though she did not hold the qualifications for that job. Parker, who will be sentenced in July, is expected to help the feds in the case against her ex-husband.

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the Hurricane Katrina “recovery czar” under former Mayor Ray Nagin, published a memoir full of unfounded braggadocio — as is his style. Blakely claims to have rebuilt the city’s economy and launched “hundreds” of redevelopment projects. Among the errors, the book claims Tina Turner as part of the city’s musical legacy. Most insulting, though, is the book’s title: My Storm: Managing the Recovery of New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina.


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i th the vice president’s brother stumping for Mavericks, the charter school company this year began winning over wary district officials throughout Florida. It joined a booming business. This year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reported there were 462 publicly funded, privately run charters in Florida. And 348 more have applied to open next year, according to the Florida Department of Education. Many of these schools are designed to earn money. Only Michigan has more charter schools run by for-profit companies than Florida, according to a 2010 study published by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado. Last year, there were 145 schools in Florida run by companies such as Mavericks. Plenty of government grants help charters grow. Reports submitted to the state by Mavericks show their schools each receive about $250,000 a year in federal grants. And schools that use online curricula are about to get a windfall. This spring, the Florida Legislature, with the enthusiastic support of Gov. Rick Scott, passed a “Digital Learning Now” bill that establishes virtual charter schools and encourages charters to combine traditional classroom instruction with virtual courses, as Mavericks already does. There’s even a state grant available for charters to start an “online learning community.” But opening a charter school is far easier than sustaining one. In Florida, at least 192 charters have merged or shut down since 1996. Kids at one charter school in Miami were taught in a tool shed; another school turned into a nightclub after hours. A recent Miami Herald investigation found many schools have high rents and management fees designed to pad the pockets of their owners. Often these schools struggle academically or financially, yet their management companies are allowed to keep opening new campuses. Gary Miron, a charter school expert and education professor at Western Michigan University, says these problems are worst in states like Florida, with a large number of charters

are holding “Electric Boogaloo,” a benefit to stomp out cystic fibrosis, at the Sugar Mill Jan. 27. The all-male dance krewe of “ordinary men with extraordinary moves,” founded in 2009, has been active in raising money for local charities. The group also performed in last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. For more information on the event, call (504) 455-5194.

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schools performed far worse. Mavericks High in North Miami Beach had a 12.7 percent graduation rate last school year. In Fort Lauderdale, the rate was 13.1 percent, Largo’s was 7.2 percent,and in Homestead it was 4.5 percent. On Florida’s state report cards, Mavericks schools in MiamiDade, Pinellas, and Osceola counties have all scored “incomplete” because not enough students have taken the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). Hollander says she expects the FCAT grade to change as more students enroll. Deborah Higgins, a spokesperson for the state Department of Education, said there is no policy that requires a school to be disciplined or shut down if it continues to earn grades of “incomplete.” That means Mavericks schools can keep operating with little oversight of academic progress. Part of Mavericks’ problem may be the teaching model: Parking troubled kids in front of a computer and hoping they’ll learn — instead of watching the latest Kardashian viral video on YouTube. Research shows that for virtual learning to work, “Students need to be very self disciplined and have supportive environments,” Miron says. “If they’re not self-guided and self-motivated, then it’s gonna be a hard match.” Meanwhile, recent lawsuits filed against Mavericks raise questions about whether any of the schools’ statistics can be trusted. In February and June of 2010, two former employees filed whistle-blower lawsuits against Mavericks regarding its Homestead high school. Teacher Maria Del Cristo and career coordinator Kelly Shaw allege the school inflates attendance records to receive more money from the school district, exceeds class size limits, and “regularly fails to accurately post grades and report student enrollment” in the district’s computer system, in violation of state law. State school funding follows students, no matter where they are enrolled. When entering data into the computer system, the lawsuits allege, Mavericks often says students are enrolled in courses they’re not actually taking in order to get more funding. Even more alarming, Shaw and del Cristo allege the school does not offer a “Florida High School Diploma.” Records show Mavericks schools are not accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. This means graduates can attend community colleges, but they may have trouble getting sports scholarships or federal grants. Students would ask Shaw if they could check their records, to see what courses they were enrolled in. But the school principal, Candace Chewning, told her to “calm the wildfires” and deny students and parents access to the records, Shaw alleges. Chewning also chastised Shaw for warning students they might not be accepted into certain programs with a Mavericks diploma. According to Shaw, her boss told her she was spreading “poison” in the school, and Mavericks might close because so many kids were leaving. Shaw was fired in February 2010. In April 2010, Del Cristo called the Miami-Dade school district to complain about students’ grades and attendance records being altered, among other allegations. She was fired the next month. (Dale Morgado, attorney for Shaw and Del Cristo, declined to comment, saying he’s in settlement negotiations with Mavericks.) Mavericks officials have filed motions to dismiss both lawsuits. Biden says Mavericks schools issue Florida diplomas, but not every child graduates. When New Times contacted Hollander to ask more detailed questions about the lawsuit and other issues, she never responded. Mavericks’ paper trail is also troubling. Accountability reports, submitted by Mavericks to the state, contain bizarre financial figures. In 2010, the reports show zero dollars in revenue for the school in North Miami Beach, while both Mavericks schools in Miami-Dade claimed to be paying most of their teachers less than $5,000 a year. Tammy Lara, principal at Mavericks High in Homestead, says those salaries are no longer correct. “Our salaries are very competitive to Miami-Dade County public schools,” she says. But Lara was not head of the school last year when the reports were submitted and didn’t know why the listed salaries were so low.

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Money has long been a problem for Mavericks. At the Fort Lauderdale Mavericks in June, independent auditors found the school met state criteria for a “financial emergency,” with a net deficit of at least $520,000. At the same time, an audit showed that the North Miami Beach Mavericks was $400,000 in debt and had borrowed from the Mavericks management company to stay afloat. The state department of education also required the Mavericks school in Pinellas to create a financial corrective action plan. Mavericks officials say Fort Lauderdale’s debt was temporary, because the school’s original enrollment was low. Hollander wrote a check to cover the budget hole, and the school is “now on its feet and very healthy,” Biden says. By law, school district officials can shutter charter schools with serious academic or financial problems. But Mavericks has managed to avert the worst penalties by submitting plans to correct its finances and by earning “incomplete” instead of “D” or “F” on its state report cards. Plus, Florida law is designed to encourage charters, not shut them down. Even failing schools are given time to improve before they are closed. John Schuster, spokesman for the Miami-Dade school district, says no action has been taken against Mavericks there. “The district monitors charter schools’ academic and financial performance. In general, it takes two years of poor performance data to result in closure.” Both Miami-Dade Mavericks schools have been open since August 2009. The Broward and Palm Beach schools are newer, and thus do not have a two-year track record. The management fees paid by the individual schools to Mavericks in Education Florida have been a source of controversy. School district officials want to know what the fee will be before they approve a new school, but it’s not always clear. Last year, the management fee was $267,000 for the Fort Lauderdale Mavericks school. In 2010, Mavericks in Homestead paid the management company $418,000, or 17 percent of its state funds. In Palm Beach County, Mavericks’ fee is not specified in its contract. Hollander says the fee varies based on enrollment, but it’s capped at 11 percent of the state funding the school receives. According to Biden, Mavericks turns a profit because of its savvy real estate choices. “It’s all about the buildings we buy,” he says. “Certainly the operation of the schools isn’t profitable.” But most of the time, Mavericks isn’t buying buildings. It’s striking deals with private landlords, then charging individual schools rent of $350,000 per year for five years, regardless of the price of the building. That’s the case in Homestead, North Miami, Kissimmee and Pinellas. In Homestead, the school building’s current market value is $1.2 million, but the school is on the hook for $1.75 million in rent over five years. That sum, combined with its management fee, means the Homestead school paid 28 percent of its revenue to Mavericks in Education in 2010. Hollander says Mavericks does not want to be the go-between, collecting rent from the schools, but it’s tough for a landlord to “wrap his mind” around a five-year lease. Mavericks cut out the middle man when negotiating a lease in Fort Lauderdale. Charles Barnett, Mavericks’ secretary, bought a building at 424 W. Sunrise Blvd. for $2.2 million. Barnett, a lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens, purchased the building with a newly formed corporation called School Property Development LLC. The manager of the corporation is Charles Berle, who also sits on the board of the Mavericks school in Palm Springs. Hollander says Barnett bought the school because they couldn’t strike a rental deal with the previous owner. According to Miron, the Michigan expert on charter schools, it’s common for “separate but connected companies” to own the buildings that house charter schools. “A lot of profit comes from equity accrued in the facility, or above-market leases that are paid to the company that owns the facility,” Miron says.



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leave anybody behind,” added board member Marcia Andrews. School Board member Chuck Shaw abstained from the vote. As a former charter school principal, he said he’d done some “volunteer work” for Mavericks and helped them with their charter application. He later emailed a statement that stated: “I was not involved in the writing, editing or creation of their charter, just gave my opinions since I believed that their focus was good.” What Shaw didn’t mention at the public meeting was the money he’d received. At a 2010 campaign event, he collected $750 in campaign donations from Mavericks employees and their families. At the School Board meeting, a parade of Mavericks officials and supporters spoke in defense of the school. There was prominent African-American pastor Cedric Mays of the Baptist Ministers Conference of the Palm Beaches, and Atkisson, the former state representative. Of course, Biden was there too, invoking his family’s political power. “I give you my word of honor, on my family name, that this system is sustainable,” he said. “This school will be sustainable.” The board approved the school 5-1, with only one member dissenting. Dr. Debra Robinson said she supports Mavericks but thought it was unfair for the board to overrule staff objections for one school, without re-evaluating all the other charter schools that had been recommended for denial this year. She even called out Biden for his influence on the vote. “Because people have big dogs that lobby for ’em, we are able to see better?” she said. “No. I see it as an exception to the rules.”

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At the August ribbon-cutting at Mavericks High in Palm Springs, Biden finishes his speech. A young woman wearing silver hoop earrings and sparkling pink Converse sneakers takes the mic. “All I want to do is get my education,” she tells the crowd. She takes a deep breath and begins to sing. “I’m focused, I’m ready to win,” she sings, her voice trembling and clear. ”If I stumble, I won’t hit the ground. They can’t bring me down.” Now the room is hushed. The next speaker is petite and striking, with closely cropped hair, ebony skin, tattoos on her arm, and a stroller for her baby. “I want to be a great role model for my daughter,” Ebonee Parker says, her voice breaking with tears. “She’s the reason why I’m standing here before you.” Parker leaves the stage, but the parade of performers continues. Eight Mavericks students stand to recite the school’s pledge. They are a Benetton commercial of racial diversity — blond, brown, male, female. “I am the person that directs my destiny,” they pledge. “I am the best that this world has to offer. I will believe in myself even when others do not.” Finally, a small band of African-American men, including Pastor Mays, performs another song they wrote for the occasion. “You’ve got something good, you’ve got Mavericks High!” rings the chorus. The crowd begins to clap. Harmonizing voices fill the room, bringing warmth to the stale fluorescent lights and linoleum floors. By the time everyone heads outside to cut an enormous turquoise ribbon, Liz Downey, the school secretary, has tears in her eyes. She has good reason to celebrate. Another Mavericks school was approved in early November in Orange County, and two weeks later Palm Beach County district officials would recommend approving three more. However, the Palm Beach vote was postponed after New Times published a blog item about the schools. District spokesman Nat Harrington says board members delayed the vote because they wanted more information about the grades and graduation rates at the eight existing Mavericks high schools in Florida. “Based on the information staff has received to date, there are reasons to be concerned about the strength of Mavericks’ academic program,” Harrington wrote in an emailed response to questions. After cutting the ribbon, the crowd heads inside for cookies and tours of the school. Students fill the cubicles that weeks earlier had housed only rows of computers. Their teacher urges the class to listen carefully, because they have visitors. A student sitting by the window looks confused. She has been stuck in class studying while all the singing and speech-making filled the lobby. “What they havin’?’” she asks a random visitor. She had no idea there was a celebration today.

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“As an LsU and saints fan, i feel like an Acapulco cliff diver that dove off and there was no water at the bottom. i did see a Crimson Tide roll in that drowned the Tigers, and rolled back out.” — Former Jefferson Parish president Aaron Broussard, waxing enigmatic when asked how he felt about his ex-wife, Karen Parker, cutting a deal with federal prosecutors in the Jeff Parish payroll fraud case. “Rising Murder Rate May spoil Mardi Gras Party” — Headline on a Jan. 19 Reuters article, which noted “For a city still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the killing spree has divided community leaders and drawn unwelcome attention just before an estimated 1 million tourists are expected for ... Mardi Gras.” “i don’t plan 2 endorse anyone else in the primary, i look forward 2 supporting the nominee. America can’t afford 4 more yrs of Barack Obama.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal on his Twitter account, hours after the man he supported for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left the race. Perry endorsed Newt Gingrich.

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CLAIM: $1 MILLION SHORTFALL, POSSIBLE LAYOFFS The Orleans Parish Public Defender’s office was down to $36,000 in the bank and may be unable to make its payroll this month, according to chief parish public defender Derwyn Bunton and Louisiana Public Defender Board Chairman Frank Neuner, who reported the budget problems at a Jan. 18 meeting of City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee. According to Bunton, the immediate financial problem results from an alleged failure by the New Orleans Traffic Court to hand over monthly indigent defendant fees, which were due Jan. 10. even if that’s resolved, the office still faces a $1 million shortfall for the year and may have to lay off as many as 14 staff members, Bunton said. The office already has instituted a hiring freeze and suspended payments to contractors in an attempt to save money, but Bunton said those measures have only delayed more significant service restrictions, including the release of defendants who’ve been held in jail too long without representation. “we should expect those fairly soon, in the next 30 to 60 days, unless something drastically changes,” Bunton said. — ChARLes MALDONADO

Party On THE REGISTRY OF WEIRD Louisiana only recognizes five official political parties (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Reform and Green), but that hasn’t stopped voters from writing in their

news + views own party affiliations. some findings from a list provided by Louisiana secretary of state Tom Schedler’s office: • The Louisiana Democratic Party may have foundered in last year’s elections, but a plurality of Louisianans still consider themselves Democrats (1,407,917). Republicans are a distant second (773,183), just ahead of the third-place choice, which is no party at all (625,226). • “independent” is the fourth most popular party designation among Pelican state voters, with 43,014 people calling themselves independents. That does not include “indenpendent” (451), “indepentant” (60), “inedependant” (55), “indepemdent” (23), “independent LA” (6), “American independent” (3), “Dependent” (3) or “Depends” (3). • Other spelling problems: Fifty-nine Louisianans are registered as “Lilbertarian,” 15 as “Facist,” 13 as “Libertain,” nine as “Libral” and two as “enviormental.” • The whig Party has 16 members in Louisiana. That’s not to be confused with the Modern whig Party, with three, or the Right-wing whig, with one. • Other parties of one (besides the Party of One, which has one member): the Anti-Party, the Chronic hiwaii, the Cu Tai wou, the Discordian, the Dixiecrat, the Druid, the in-Between, the JasonJohnLeMair, the Jesus, the Minimalist, the Mug wump, the Muslim, the Nutral, the sub-Genius, the survivalist and the Theocrat. • whose caucus would be most fun? it’s a tossup between the Banana Party (20 members), the Jedi (12) and Aerosmith (3). — KeviN ALLMAN

Arresting Development SHOULD MURDER VICTIMS’ ARREST RECORDS BE RELEASED? The New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) practice of publishing murder victims’ arrest records in press releases came under fire again last week during the City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee meeting. City Councilwomen Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Susan Guidry asked NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas to stop the practice, characterizing it as cruel to victims’ families and an impediment to fostering trust between the department and the community. They also questioned why the NOPD releases arrest rather than conviction records. “it’s a practice i have a problem with,” hedge-Morrell said. “i would strongly encourage you to stop.” serpas said the information was valuable to criminal justice professionals and the community in painting a complete picture of the cause and nature of serious crime. A recent report by the U.s. Department of Justice found that more than 60 percent of homicide victims had arrest records. “Then i think we ought to put a report on the aggregate data and not do it every time someone is shot,” hedge-Morrell told him. — ChARLes MALDONADO


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The mousepads that roared on’t mess with the Internet. That was the message from millions of Americans to Congress Jan. 18, a message so overwhelmingly intense that it crashed some of the servers on Capitol Hill. You probably hadn’t heard of SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) or PIPA (the Protect IP Act) until last week, but by last Wednesday they were global news as many of the world’s most popular websites either went dark or put up information protesting the bills, which were set to be heard in Congress. It’s neither hyperbole nor melodrama to say either bill would put an end to Americans’ right to use the Internet as they please — and put the United States on that shameful list of countries that censor the ’Net. Sally Kohn of Fox News wrote, “Businesses and governments could get unopposed court orders to cut off … sites entirely, blocking even their perfectly legal and legitimate content from public view.” A statement from the American Civil

the government approved, or didn’t disapprove, just like Internet users in China and North Korea. The political implications are obvious — and ominous. It was disappointing to see so many Louisiana legislators not only supporting the bills, but also co-sponsoring them. PIPA, the Senate bill, was cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, and David Vitter, a Republican, while SOPA, the House bill, was cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, a Republican. By the middle of last week, both Vitter and Scalise had announced they were no longer supporting the respective bills. They joined more than a dozen other GOP lawmakers who had a sudden change of heart. Sadly, many Democrats dug in their heels on this one. As of press time, Landrieu still hasn’t separated herself from PIPA, and a press aide for Rep. Cedric Richmond never got back to us with Richmond’s position on the issue. “This bill is important to Louisiana’s

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It was disappointing to see so many Louisiana legislators not only supporting the bills, but also co-sponsoring them. economy, especially our growing movie industry and our well-established music industry,” Landrieu wrote in a statement. “Louisiana has a long history of local, national and world-renowned artists whose livelihood depends on the sale of their original works.” Putting aside the constitutionality of the issue — what about the livelihoods of Louisiana’s tech industry and the rights of its citizens? Moreover, SOPA and PIPA likely would do nothing to stop, or even interrupt, Internet piracy. When it comes to the Internet and other forms of technology, computer experts and hackers will always far outpace the U.S. Congress. So will your average teenager. If a halfway-savvy computer user wants to download a bootleg copy of the latest Twilight movie or Lady Gaga album, it’s likely to happen regardless of any law the government might pass. We sympathize with those who have their work stolen. Occasionally Gambit content has been pirated. It’s not pleasant. When that happens, we pursue the thieves directly under existing copyright laws; we don’t ask the U.S. government to block the entire country from visiting their websites. We hope that if similar bills come before Congress again, Louisiana lawmakers will strive to protect the works of writers and artists, as well as the rights of their constituents to access noninfringing content online.




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Liberties Union said, “The bill is severely flawed and will result in the takedown of large amounts of non-infringing content from the Internet in contravention of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.” When you’ve got both Fox News and the ACLU against a pair of bills, you can pretty much guarantee they’re unpopular with the public across the board. Here was the problem with SOPA and PIPA as originally drafted: Say someone uploads a Harry Potter movie to Blogspot. uk and invites others to download it for free. Under SOPA and PIPA, the U.S. Attorney General’s office would not only have the right to shut down the offending blog — but the government could block all of for hosting the rogue file, essentially locking out tens of thousands of creators and site visitors. It could also shut down any site that linked to Blogspot. uk, however innocently. A second problem: The attorney general also would have the right to order Google and other search engines to remove any link in their search results to any offending sites — essentially “disappearing” those sites. Typing in the address of the website by hand also would fail — as long as you were within American borders. In other words, Internet users in Canada and Mexico would have free access to the Web, but those within American borders would be able to see only what



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I was in Greenwood Cemetery and noticed a grave for Tony Marullo, who died in 1982. It described him as the light heavyweight champion of the world. Can you tell me more about this boxer? A Boxing Fan

Dear Boxing Fan, Tony Marullo died Feb. 1, 1984 at the age of 82. While he was a contender for the championship, he never achieved it. Marullo, also known as “Young Marullo,” was born in Los Angeles but lived in New Orleans and considered it his hometown. He began fighting in 1921 and was managed by his father Arthur. Marullo had 85 fights — 43 wins, 38 losses and three draws — during a career that lasted about 14 years. He fought for the world title on July 13, 1925, in Newark, N.J. Marullo fought new champion Paul Berlenbach, but the referee tossed both men out of the ring in the ninth round for not trying. No decision was made on a winner and neither man was paid, but most folks agreed Marullo would have won.

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In Portland, Me., we have a museum called the Victoria Mansion, built by a Maine man who made his fortune in New Orleans hotels just before the Civil War. I’ve heard the story that the man’s money might be a little less reputable than represented. Any thoughts? Chad Gilley

Dear Chad, There is no reason to believe that Ruggles Sylvester Morse was involved in anything illegal. Morse left Maine as a teenager to seek his fortune. By the late 1840s, he landed in New Orleans, where he grew wealthy as proprietor of several of the city’s most magnificent hotels, including Arcade Hotel on Magazine Street and the City Hotel at Camp and Common streets. Before the Civil War, Morse was a slave owner and Southern sympathizer, but he and his wife Olive wanted a summer residence in Maine to escape the New Orleans heat and yellow fever epidemics. The war intervened, however, and prevented Morse and his wife from making regular use of the

The Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, in Portland, Me., was the summer home of a New Orleans hotel magnate. It was named a National Landmark in 1971. mansion in Maine, which was completed in 1860. For folks who have never been to Portland or heard of the mansion, here is a description: Designed by architect Henry Austin with interiors — 90 percent of which still remain — by furniture maker/ interior designer Gustave Herter, it is one of America’s finest examples of an Italian villa-style brick and brownstone residence. After the war, Morse and his wife used the mansion as a summer retreat until the 1880s, when they retired and returned to Portland permanently. Morse died in 1893, and the house and most of its furnishings were sold to merchant Joseph R. Libby, whose family occupied the house until 1928. It was vacant for years after that and was scheduled to be demolished in 1940 but was saved by Dr. William Holmes and

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Jefferson Parish Bombshells hen the feds indicted former Jefferson Parish president Aaron Broussard, former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson and Broussard’s ex-wife Karen Parker for payroll fraud on Dec. 2, some courthouse observers wondered if that was all that the government had against Broussard. Wonder no more. With Parker’s guilty plea last week to a single count of misprision (failure to report a felony), followed quickly by a single count of misprision against former parish administrator (and top Broussard aide) Tim Whitmer, federal investigators signaled that there’s a whole lot more to come. Meanwhile, Whitmer and the former Mrs. Broussard are cooperating with the feds against Broussard and probably River Birch landfill co-owner Fred Heebe. My sources say former Parish President Tim Coulon has been cooperating as well. That should make Broussard, Wilkinson, Heebe and a lot of others in Jefferson politics very uncomfortable. The “factual basis” signed by Parker when she pleaded guilty, states that Broussard “met with at least two Jefferson

Parish officials” in late 2003 to discuss her employment status. The upshot was that Parker went on the payroll as a “paralegal supervisor,” even though she had no training or qualifications for that job. The move allowed her to make a lot more money than she otherwise would have earned. Five months later — in May 2004 — she and Broussard were married. What’s interesting is that the document references “at least two other Jefferson Parish officials.” Assuming Wilkinson was one of them, who were the others? The bill of information against Whitmer all but says he was there, and my sources say Coulon was as well. That makes sense. Coulon was then the outgoing parish president; he had to approve the deal to put Parker on the payroll as a paralegal supervisor before Broussard took office — or Broussard would face a nepotism scandal. The feds dropped several other bombshells in Parker’s factual basis and Whitmer’s bill of information. For example, Parker’s statement notes that Broussard “received monies, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, that were characterized as, among other things, ‘retainers,’

That should make Broussard, Wilkinson, Heebe and a lot of others in Jefferson politics very uncomfortable. ‘consulting fees’ or ‘finder’s fees’ with various contractors and vendors” while he was parish president. The document also references Broussard’s “investment property” in Canada, which parish contractors and vendors helped him finance. Even scarier for Broussard, Parker’s proffer of evidence states that it is “not intended to constitute a complete statement of all facts known by Parker and described by Parker to the government … .” Then, in Whitmer’s bill of information, the feds noted that the crimes Whitmer knew about but failed to report include

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“wire fraud, theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, and other federal criminal violations.” The feds specifically allege that Whitmer participated in a payroll fraud scheme (Parker’s, no doubt) and unspecified but clearly corrupt “contract selection processes.” Cue the sound of explosions. so what’s next? Possibly a plea by Wilkinson. If he doesn’t cut a deal, he’s a fool. Look for some parish contractors to start talking, too. For each, it comes down to this question from the feds: Are you the victim of a shakedown … or a co-conspirator with Broussard? It’s not a trick question. At a minimum, Broussard is looking at most if not all participants in the payroll fraud scheme testifying against him, which means he has to decide if he wants to stand trial on those and potentially other charges — and then go to jail for the rest of his life — or join the chorus against Heebe, the ultimate target? As the feds close in on Heebe, look for a lot of folks around him — and possibly throughout parish politics — to get dragged into the unfolding investigation.



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rom pet chow to doggie day care, Canine ConneCtion (617 S. Claiborne Ave., 304-3844; 4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 218-4098; www. provides everything fur babies need. The canine empire includes Canine Culture, a pet supply store that shares a storefront with the Tchoupitoulas Street Canine Connection, and a thrift store, no Fleas Market (7611 Maple St., 324-4727; www.nofleasmarketnola. com). A portion of proceeds from the retail and thrift stores benefit animal rescue groups. “The great thing about the No Fleas Market is that when you donate something, you’re able to choose which animal welfare group receives the proceeds, and we have a huge group for you to choose from, (including the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [LA/SPCA] and The Sula Foundation),” owner Deedra Wing says. The store, which sells not only pet products but also wares for humans, including designer clothing, furniture and small appliances. Canine Culture is packed with supplies that will make life more enjoyable for pets and owners. Humangrade pet food, pet odor-neutralizing candles and New Orleans Saints, Hornets and LSU gear are the most popular purchases, and nonalcoholic dog beer and rubber chickens are quirky favorites among customers. “Even if you’re not looking for anything specific, Canine Culture is a great place to visit because you never know when a celebrity — two- or four-legged — will visit,” Wing says. With its bright and tidy play areas for

dog, organized Proceeds cubbies from Canine and caring Connection’s staff, Canine thrift store, no Connection’s Fleas Market, boarding and benefit animal day care almost rescue groups. seems like they’re PHOTO By intended for CHEryL GErBEr human children. Boarding, which is not yet available at the Claiborne Avenue location, includes several play sessions with fellow four-legged friends, two daily feedings and round-the-clock supervision with webcam broadcasting. Doggie day care, available at both sites, includes play time and feeding. Cagefree boarding is available; all animals must be up-to-date with vaccinations before attending. Grooming services are available at both sites, and the Tchoupitoulas location has a popular first-come-firstserved self-wash tub. “Customers love it because everything is provided: towels, aprons, ear cleaners, shampoo and cologne,” Wing says. Canine Connection also offers birthday parties, swimming pool rental and play area rental, and it frequently hosts adoption events and pet-friendly benefits. “After Mardi Gras, we’ll have a grand opening at our downtown location (on Claiborne Avenue) that will coincide with our Coats and Tails fundraiser at the No Fleas Market, benefiting the LA/ SPCA,” says Wing, who recommends customers follow the company’s Facebook page to stay in the loop. “We’re always hosting something.”


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omething’s happening. In the hallway of the New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) Fifth District building, near the corner of Burgundy and Mazant streets, frantic messages are coming over the police radio. It’s tough to hear, but someone’s yelling “Galvez and Marigny.” An officer gets up from his chair and rushes out of the small conference room where District Cmdr. Chris Goodly is about to start the meeting. The seven civilians — people who live inside the Fifth District, which stretches from the 7th Ward to the Lower 9th Ward — who’ve come to the January New Orleans Neighborhood Police Anti-Crime Council (NONPACC) meeting turn toward the hall to see what’s going on. “Oh great, we got a 34S,” says one officer. Goodly, a good-natured guy, smiles at the small group reassuringly and explains the meeting’s going to be delayed. “We’re working a major incident now, so you’ll have to bear with us a sec,” he says. “We normally [name] officers of the month, but the officers we’ve picked are working that incident.” Tonight’s 34S — police radio code for a

shooting — at 2100 Elysian Fields Ave. leaves four people injured, including a 12-year-old girl who was shot six times. On Jan. 12, two days after the incident, her mother, Malissa Johnson, tells WWL-TV she’s praying the girl will regain use of her legs. The good news, or as close an approximation to good news as possible, is that the shooting won’t turn out to be a 30 — homicide — though the Fifth District’s had more than its share of those. Of NOPD’s eight districts, the Fifth had 57 murder cases in 2011, up from 43 in 2010. Because there were multiple victims in some cases, that number actually represents 59 murders — the highest of any district, with nearly 30 percent of the 199 murders reported last year citywide. “We had three homicides last week,” Goodly says. “They’re all still open.” There were five murders total in New Orleans that week, the first week of 2012. What’s more, Goodly is down 12 officers from last year — lost to attrition, says NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas. The Fifth District has gone from 107 officers to 95, even as the district — which is smaller in area having lost

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neighborhoods in Gentilly and the Faubourg Marigny to a recent department-wide redeployment plan — still has some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods in the 7th Ward, St. Roch and the Upper 9th Ward. Overall, crime in this district has been under control, Goodly says, up only two total crimes from last year’s tally. But the city as a whole continues to see murders rise out of proportion to the total crime rate. A March 2011 report funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, which used 2009 data, found that the total crime rate for New Orleans — 4,623 reported crimes per 100,000 residents — was actually below the average of similarly sized cities — (5,119 per 100,000) and significantly below Orlando, Fla. (8,579 per 100,000), which was identified as a comparable city “similar to New Orleans in size, region of the country, and level of tourism and entertainment-based economy.” (Mayor Mitch Landrieu has pointed out the city ranks only 73rd for violent crimes nationwide.) But New Orleans’ murder rate not only outpaces the rest of the country — it does so by a wide margin. It’s more than four times that of similarly sized cities and Orlando, and more than 10 times the national average, according to the report. In 2011, the murder rate was 58 per 100,000 — nearly three times Philadelphia’s

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20.7, which was the highest rate among the country’s largest cities. That 58 per 100,000 is down from 2007’s rate of 71 per 100,000 (with 209 murders in a postHurricane Katrina population of less than 300,000), but up from last year’s 51. So far, New Orleans doesn’t seem to be doing much better in 2012. As of this writing, the city has seen 16 murders in this still-brand-new year. As the murder tally grew in 2011, so did the city’s list of initiatives aimed at curbing the bloodshed. In September, Mayor Mitch Landrieu officially launched “SOS NOLA: Saving Our Sons” with a crime summit at UNO Lakefront Arena. He pledged $250,000 to the CeaseFire program — a 15-yearold crime intervention model based on research by criminologist and author David Kennedy — in Central City. (The program, still being set up, will be rolled out in earnest next month, Landrieu said recently.) NOPD also ramped up efforts to create and strengthen Neighborhood Watch Groups. This

Whatever conclusions are drawn about crime in New Orleans after the model is applied here will be — and will be perceived by the public as — objective, he says. “What I like about the Milwaukee model is that it involves an analysis of murders in the community that’s done in a neutral way,” Serpas says. “When I talk about murder, there’s always going to be an audience that hears, ‘well that’s the police department’s view.’ If the district attorney talks about murder, people will think, that’s the DA’s point of view.” Last fall, Carter and Kirk Bouyelas, NOPD deputy superintendent of investigations, went to Milwaukee to review the MHRC in action. Beyond data-gathering, Carter says it was the interagency collaboration he saw in Milwaukee that really impressed him. “One of the great things I saw was federal, state and local law enforcement actually seated in the same room, sharing information, cross-information, to come to conclusions,” Carter says.

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month, the city started a midnight basketball program aimed at keeping young men off the street. The initiative, announced in late November, appears to be both the broadest in scope and most specifically targeted at the singular issue of murder and is now being implemented, city officials say. It’s called the Strategic Command to Reduce Murders, which the mayor first called for in his April 2011 State of the City speech. The program is based on a similar one begun in Milwaukee in 2005. That city, which has some demographic similarities to New Orleans, also has had high murder numbers per capita, though its murder rate has never been as high as New Orleans’. The U.S. Department of Justice brought the model to Landrieu and Criminal Justice Commissioner James Carter through Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2), a local-federal partnership program launched by the Obama administration last summer in New Orleans and five other cities. “It’s considered a national best practice,” Carter says. The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC) is a data-based approach to the problem. The MHRC collects comprehensive data on every murder that occurs in the city, combines it with personal intelligence from investigators and criminal justice officials from local, state and federal agencies, then turns its findings into policy recommendations. “We have, over time, made over 350 recommendations that range from a case-specific recommendation … to state legislation,” says MHRC director Dr. Mallory O’Brien, an epidemiologist who founded the initiative. The model appeals to the Landrieu administration, which frequently affirms its commitment to adopting “best practices” based on “data-driven models.” Serpas says the attraction of MHRC is that it’s an academic approach, based on concrete fact rather than the biases of criminal justice professionals.

Dr. Steven Brandl, a Milwaukee crime expert and MHRC researcher, says information sharing is the program’s greatest asset. “I think that is the intent and the purpose,” he says. “It’s to increase communication among these people from different agencies. And that’s probably, in my opinion, what the homicide review commission does best.” Carter and Bouyelas’ Milwaukee trip was followed by a two-day training session in New Orleans, led by O’Brien and attended by officials here, including U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. “We had folks from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Corrections, U.S. Marshals, the [Milwaukee] Police Department,” O’Brien says. “So the right group of people was in the room. And everybody was committed to participating in the reviews and making it work.” Letten says he was impressed with the presentation: “Having seen the success of this project in Milwaukee, let’s just say I’m very hopeful and very excited that we can get some mileage out of it here.” There is some difference of opinion as to whether the Milwaukee model does, in fact, reduce murders. Carter and O’Brien say it does. But Milwaukee’s murder rate, which went down steadily in the first three years after MHRC’s launch, spiked again in 2010 and 2011. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a frequent and blunt critic of the city’s police department, says those numbers vindicate his longheld position that the MHRC is a “waste of money” — political window-dressing for a nonpolitical problem. City officials, however, remain confident the initiative — combined with its other efforts — has worked in Milwaukee and will work to help solve what many say is the city’s most troublingly persistent issue. “The problem is the person crimes,” specifically murder, Goodly says. “That’s something we’ve got to, got to, got to, get right.” page 22

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    “Prior to the Homicide Review Commission, I  had worked in the field of violent injury for a number  of years,” O’Brien says. “Several folks came to me  in the summer of 2004 and asked if I would help  Milwaukee think through homicides, and what’s going  on with our homicides, so that we could really focus  on prevention.” Up to that point, O’Brien had been  working with Harvard University’s National Violent  Injury Statistics System to develop a national model for  reporting and analyzing violent death statistics.      “I talked to my colleagues around the country and  came up with a plan for Milwaukee,” one that took the  data-gathering system they’d already created through  the National Violent Injury Statistic System and made it  real-time, O’Brien says.      The real-time element was key, she adds. It took  about two years to compile nationwide data from  department reports around the country. MHRC,  however, updates data constantly as police reports  come in. “That was achieved by actually housing the  commission within the police department,” she says.  “So by housing it in the police department, we have  access to all information in real time. Before, you could  not access cases [or] homicide files from the police  department real time.”     From there, O’Brien developed a multi-level review  process and groups that meet regularly to discuss data  on every murder. The New Orleans model will adopt  these as “action teams.” From the MHRC website: • Level 1 – In real time, the Milwaukee Police  Department responds to homicides as usual,  investigating why the homicide occurred and who  was responsible for it. (New Orleans: “Initial Action Team” or “Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma [RESET] Action Team,” as it was called during a meeting of the City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee Jan. 18.) • Level 2 – A monthly review of all homicides that  occurred the prior month by primarily local criminal  justice professionals. These professionals develop  a detailed description of the homicide. Also called  Criminal Justice Reviews. (New Orleans: “Criminal Justice Action Team.”) • Level 3 – A monthly review of all closed cases … by  community service providers that identify communitylevel factors that contributed to the homicide.  • Level 4 – An annual meeting for community  members to receive and provide input and feedback  on the violence prevention initiatives and interventions  implemented as a result of the criminal justice and  community service provider reviews. Also called  Community Reviews. (New Orleans: Levels 3 and 4 combined as the “Community Service Action Team.”)

James Carter, New Orleans’ first criminal justice commissioner,  says of the Milwaukee model, “No one can dispute the evidence  that it has, over time, reduced the homicide rate.” PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

    The model has expanded to include separate  reviews of domestic violence homicides and nonfatal  shootings, O’Brien says.      It’s all overseen by the MHRC’s executive committee  (the “Executive Action Team”), which includes federal,  state and local law enforcement officials, as well as  federal and local prosecutors and corrections officials.      The executive committee, which meets privately  because it discusses ongoing investigations; reviews  demographic and criminal history data on victims,  witnesses and suspects; looks for location patterns;  and reports on police tactics. The MHRC examines the  data from every vantage point, O’Brien says.      “So ATF is participating if a firearm’s been  recovered, we’ll know where did that firearm come  from,” she says. “If the individual’s ever been involved  in a firearm trace, we’ll know about that. If they have a 

criminal history that had been presented to the district  attorney’s office, we’ll know the outcome of those.  We’ll look at their criminal history in detail to say, ‘Why  was this guy out on bail of 100 bucks? Who was the  court commissioner?’ We have that level of data.”      O’Brien says data gleaned from those reviews have  resulted in smarter crime-fighting policies. When  MHRC noticed an increase in domestic violence  homicides in 2010, O’Brien says, she turned the  findings over to Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.  Flynn, in turn, ordered his district commanders to  develop domestic violence strategies. Domestic  homicides decreased by more than half from 2010 to  2011, O’Brien says.      MHRC research has, on occasion, also led police to  find larger motives for murders thought to result from  isolated conflicts. “We actually just had one of those  cases where the initial response was, ‘Oh, this was an  argument,’ only to find out when digging further that  there was a drug deal that had gone bad,” O’Brien  says. She could not disclose any details of the ongoing  investigation. “So it was more than just an argument.”     Such intelligence in New Orleans could debunk  the conventional wisdom that New Orleans has  a disproportionate number of murders motivated  by “personal conflict,” which Tulane University  criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf calls “nonsense.”     “That’s what the [Landrieu] administration has  said,” Scharf says. “It’s easy to underestimate the  drug involvement.”      Asked whether the city expects that type of insight  from its own program, Landrieu spokesman Ryan Berni  says, “We don’t necessarily expect that result, but we  expect to get greater intelligence about what’s going on.”     Implementation of the Milwaukee-based model in  New Orleans has gotten only as far as the Executive  Action Team, which met for the first time in late  December. The Initial Action Team has met and has  been partly implemented, Carter says, in the form of  immediate grief-counseling services  for witnesses  and the families of victims, facilitated by city Health  Commissioner Karen DeSalvo. The second initial  action component, which involves the deployment of  all available investigators for each murder, is still in the  works, Cmdr. Goodly says.     The New Orleans version also has expanded on  the Milwaukee model, adding a fifth group: the “Reentry Workforce Action Team,” which will concentrate  on finding employment for ex-offenders. “There’s an  existing re-entry working group that’s been working  for a number of months that the city’s been involved  in,” Berni says. “That effort is being folded into the  strategic command.”      Several local firms — including Royal Engineering,  Gibbs Construction and the New Orleans Regional  Transit Authority, which is privately run — have already  signed on. The city’s recently announced blighted lot  maintenance pilot program in the Lower 9th Ward also  has been hiring ex-offenders.      “It’s not a narrow replica of any program,” Carter  says. “We enlarged processes for what we’re doing  down here.” On Wednesday, Dec. 21, three days after a shooting  at the B.W. Cooper Apartments in Central City left  19-year-old Emmett Allen seriously injured and  1-year-old Keira Holmes Gordon dead, WBOK-AM  hosted a community meeting in the chambers of the  New Orleans City Council. Guests included state  Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, NAACP New Orleans  President Danatus King, the Rev. Willie Muhammad  and Joseph Bouie, former chancellor of Southern 

Students evacuate Nelson Elementary School in Gentilly Jan. 11 after four men had a daytime gun battle with police officers near the school. The NOPD originally thought one of the men might have been hiding in the school. PHOTO BY CHARLES MALDONADO

“too late and very poorly conceptualized. We’re having political policy rather than substantive policy.” One couldn’t help but notice the timing of the city’s announcement of the Milwaukee program. On Nov. 22, the city’s murder tally for 2011 was 173, two behind the 2010 total. (By the end of that Thanksgiving weekend, it would go up to 178.) Berni disputes that was the reason the city made the announcement at that time. “You can write that, but it would be inaccurate. It would be ridiculous to assert that,” Berni says. Clarke, the outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff, once a commander and

The New Orleans version also has expanded on the Milwaukee model, adding the “Re-entry Workforce Action Team,” which will concentrate on finding employment for ex-offenders. Coalition. In an August survey of 600 residents, the commission found only 42 percent of black respondents were satisfied overall with the NOPD, down from 56 percent just six months earlier. Meanwhile, 52 percent of white respondents were satisfied. Distrust of the NOPD among black residents and low morale among NOPD officers are two factors contributing to the department’s ability to keep homicide under control, Scharf says. Berni and Carter point to the community service and re-entry programs as evidence that increasing resident trust and cooperation are integral to the new program. Still, Scharf worries that the Milwaukee model is just another politically motivated bandage. “The Milwaukee model is fine,” Scharf says, but the NOPD’s prevention efforts are

homicide detective in the Milwaukee Police Department, is now a frequent political opponent of the agency. The sheriff says the program has not produced the promised results. (Clarke’s office is not a participant in the program; he says he wasn’t asked to be involved in its formation.) According to Clarke, the MHRC merely “duplicates” data the police already have. “All they do is review all of the homicides that occur from the police reports. Then they gather statistics and they spit out statistics and some characteristics,” Clarke says. “For instance, they came out with one report that said, ‘Most of the suspects involved in homicides have criminal histories.’ You think?” Both Clarke and Scharf point to Milwaukee homicide statistics to bolster their opinion that the Milwaukee model

O’Brien dismisses criticism based on 2010 and 2011 murder numbers. She points to data on nonfatal shootings — which can be seen as homicidal actions — showing a steady decrease from more than 600 in 2005 to 400 in 2010. However, she says, 2011 numbers — which are not yet reported — will be up again. Carter says the numbers from Milwaukee speak for themselves. “To reduce any murder is significant,” he says. “One of the things that the mayor has me doing is going to murder scenes, so I get to see the impact on families. No one can dispute the evidence that it has, over time, reduced the homicide rate in Milwaukee.”


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University at New Orleans. The room was nearly full by the time the 6 p.m. meeting began. At one point, midway through the meeting, WBOK announcer Gerod Stevens, who was acting as moderator, posed a question to the mostly black audience. “Are you comfortable talking to the police?” Stevens asked. “No!” “No!” “Not at all!” was the overwhelming response. The sentiment of the people in Council chambers that night can’t be construed to represent all African-Americans in New Orleans. But it does underscore recent findings by the New Orleans Crime

is ineffective. In 2005, when the MHRC was launched, there were 122 murders in the city. That was a 38 percent increase from the prior year and the second-highest annual number for the city in the past decade, behind 127 in 2001. In 2008 and 2009, murders went down to 71 and 72, respectively — but jumped up again, to 94 in 2010 and 86 last year. More broadly, murders have been decreasing gradually since the mid-1990s — after a high of 163 in 1991 — a pattern that follows nationwide homicide trends. “This is how politicians attack problems, right? A commission, a task force, a blue ribbon committee, whatever,” Clarke says. “It’s OK to try these different things; I’m all for trying new initiatives. But after a certain point ... this thing started in ’05, so we’re coming on year seven or eight. Is this thing producing anything of value any more?” Even Brandl, the Milwaukee crime expert, is skeptical about whether MHRC can fairly be called a “reduction” initiative. “That’s the official purpose,” he says. “Whether or not it does that is an unanswered question. … I don’t know how you’d go about figuring out whether the Homicide Review Commission actually prevents murders. It’s portrayed as a strategy to do that. I don’t think it does. But again, it’d be very difficult to figure out empirically whether or not it does.”


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This weekend the local Vietnamese community celebrates Tet, the lunar new year, which in 2012 marks the year of the dragon. Like any good holiday party, this one entails plenty of food. Mary Queen of Vietnam Church (5069 Willowbrook Drive, 254-5660) hosts the largest local Tet celebration, which typically draws more than 20,000 to its Village de l’Est neighborhood in eastern New Orleans over the three-day event. The festival grounds are lined with huge tents where you’ll find different crews preparing Vietnamese staples like pho, bun, spring rolls, banh mi sandwiches and festival treats like fried bananas. The tents are filled with long communal tables and a great deal of Heineken is dispatched around them as people slurp and munch. “All of the people running the tents and cooking are volunteers who want to help their parish, so they all have different recipes,” says Lac Nguyen, one of the event coordinators. “That means you can try different ones from tent to tent.” The three-day party also features bands, fashion and beauty shows, tents packed with crafts, art and games of chance. The entire weekend is a benefit for Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, funding page 27

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o find the Bombay Club, patrons make their way through the enclosed, tunnel-like driveway of the Prince Conti Hotel. Once inside, though, it seems like the trip is much further, perhaps all the way back to the 1990s. The hallmarks of this unusual French Quarter spot have remained largely unchanged since that decade — namely its opulent, Old Empire ambience, the suave, retro-style crooners who perform nightly and a martini menu with nearly as many listings as a stock exchange. Food has always been part of the mix too, but this is where the most interesting changes have occured since Ricky Cheramie became chef last year. It was the duck that first sold me. Sliced to show a rare interior, the skin was crisped into rigid bands supporting a plank of foie gras. Underneath, tiny bits of sweet potato spaetzle were lost in a pile of mustard greens, but these greens — soft, peppery, vinegar-streaked — proved a great pairing on their own for the lusciousness above. A native of Lafourche Parish, Cheramie is an alumnus of Emeril’s and Commander’s Palace, and the influences these bona fides suggest turn up in his food, which is robust, ambitious and, at its best, anchored by good bedrock cooking. The thick, expertly blackened Cajun prime rib was truly awesome, served properly medium rare under all of the crusted seasoning. Blackened scallops were just as deftly done, and then

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lavishly plated over a hash of brabant potatoes with crawfish and smoky chunks of tasso, all in a pool of creamy corn sauce. The cooking is exuberant, though sometimes a touch too much. Pan-fried drum featured a large, beautifully textured specimen with a crown of crabmeat and a dollop of bearnaise, but the potatoes layered below contained so much unadvertised bacon that it nearly overpowered the dish. At times, it seems the menu and the cooks are not quite in sync. The star ingredient in grilled artichoke salad was cold and soggy, showing no evidence of the grill but plenty of the can. Prices are high, and consistency could be better. The windowless, agreeably dark room is full of nooks and corners, including curtained booths as private as opera boxes with sofas for side-by-side dining. That’s a setting for a long evening, but the Bombay Club always has functioned well as an off-theradar spot for a quick appetizer at the bar. The calamari, long a specialty here, remains solid. The short, basic wine list runs a distant second to the cocktail program, which is detailed in a bound volume of 24 pages. Some concoctions are pretty exotic, though the bartenders generously steer folks back toward the menu’s strengths, which are the classics and their subtly updated progeny. These are impeccable, though if all you really want is a taste of prom night from the class of ’98, you can still insist on an appletini.

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Made from primarily Tempranillo grapes (90 percent) blended with Garnacha, this full-bodied wine aged 12 months in both American and French oak followed by six additional months bottle aging. It offers aromas of cherry, vanilla and other spices. On the palate, taste more red fruit dominated by tart cherry, plum and pomegranate, plus savory notes, good acidity and firm tannins. Drink it with tapas, roasted meats, barbecue, pizza, burgers and vegetables. Buy it at: Breaux Mart in Uptown, some Rouses and Winn-Dixie stores, Cork & Bottle, Schiro’s Cafe and Bar, Langenstein’s in Metairie; Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket and Wine Market in Slidell. Drink it at: Atchafalaya, Irish House, Venezia, Felipe’s Taqueria, Olivier’s, Martinique Bistro, Cafe Giovanni, Mayas, Shula’s Steak House, Nonna Mia and Fury’s. — Brenda Maitland

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interview its various community programs. The church offers a Spanish-language mass on Sundays, and for the past few years it’s been using the annual Tet celebration to bring more Latino families into the neighborhood fold too. This year, Latino parishioners will prepare tacos, burritos and Mexican-style goat stew, alongside the Vietnamese noodles, fish sauces and exotic eats. Admission and parking are free. Bring cash for the food, games and concessions. The Tet celebration is held from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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n his previous career, Kurt Brodtmann worked for a global engineering firm on large public works projects. He shifted gears, however, and today the New Orleans native is about to open Dijon (1377 Annunciation St., phone n.a.;, an upscale, contemporary Louisiana-French restaurant inside a historic Lower Garden District firehouse. Chris Cody is executive chef. Brodtmann has restaurant management experience, but Dijon is the first restaurant venture of his own.

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Manning’s Restaurant (519 Fulton St., 593-8118) also opened last week on Fulton Square, the pedestrian mall developed by Harrah’s New Orleans. Archie Manning, the former New Orleans Saints quarterback, created the restaurant in partnership with Harrah’s. Naturally, sports play a big part in the program at his restaurant. Its motto, after all, is “Eat, Drink and Cheer.” Manning, a one-man NFL talent development lab, is the father of both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, and family sports memorabilia decks the halls here. Wall space should be at a premium, however, since the 210-seat restaurant has some 30 TVs, including one screen stretching 13 feet long. The large restaurant is in a new building fitted with a balcony and courtyard. One

The Midway 4725 Freret St., 322-2815 Meatballs are embedded in deep-dish pies with caramelized onions.


brodtmann: I knew I wanted to be entrepreneurial, and once you get a taste for that it’s hard to go back to having 10 bosses and filing TPS reports. Restaurants are what I know as well as engineering. And, you know, being a kid growing up in New Orleans, whenever family from out of town would visit, you turn into the tour guide. I always enjoyed that part of hospitality and entertaining people.

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Opening a restaurant can be a daunting task. What’s been your experience getting Dijon off the ground?

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b: To be honest, dealing with City Hall has been a lot easier than the reputation might make you think. You’re jumping through hoops, you’re walking from office to office, but if you have your ducks in a row and figure out the right questions to ask and where to get the answers you can do it. I think being a project manager in field operations helped with that. Throughout the buildout, we’ve kept our doors open and we listened to what the neighbors are telling us and have to say. I have a lot of friends here that run as deep as family. They’re there for you and willing to lend a hand and that really helps starting out too.

125 Camp St., 561-8844 Meatballs come in a sandwich or as a side to nearly anything on the menu.

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What makes you think this is the right time to open a new restaurant? b: I’ve always believed this town would see its renaissance and that’s happening now. You can do your studies and see there are more restaurants now per capita, but there’s also more money here now and the demographics are younger. There’s a generation here now that goes out a lot more. We’re planning for the worst but hoping for the best, and we’re going to give it everything we’ve got. — IAN MCNULTY

special feature is a private seating area called the End Zone, which is furnished with 17 leather recliners and can be reserved for game day. The restaurant also has a TV sports anchor desk intended to host visiting media personalities and programs that broadcast from New Orleans during special events. The chef is Anthony Spizale, a New Orleans native who previously was executive chef at the Rib Room and had a short stint last year at the Upperline Restaurant before departing for this job. Snacks and appetizers at Manning’s offer some twists on familiar sports bar fare. The wings, for instance, are “gris gris duck wings” served with pepper jelly, and potato skins are made from sweet potatoes. They’re also pricier than standard sports bar fare, with first courses starting at $10. There are entree salads, burgers and po-boys, including the Crystal-brined fried chicken po-boy. Entrees follow the comfort food format: meatloaf, roasted chicken, catfish, grilled fish and short rib jambalaya. Most main courses are between $11 and $17. Manning’s serves lunch and dinner daily and accepts reservations.

Farmers Market Etouffee

We’re accustomed to seeing food TV personality Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel, hosting his globetrotting Bizarre Foods show. This Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can see him at the Mid-City edition of the Crescent City Farmers Market (3700 Orleans Ave.) cooking up nothing so bizarre as shrimp etouffee. Zimmern is in town taping material for his MSN web series, Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern, and for this farmers market cooking segment he’ll team up with Poppy Tooker, host of the Louisiana Eats! program on WWNO 89.9 FM. Zimmern and Tooker will shop for ingredients from vendors at the Thursday afternoon market, prepare a festival-sized serving and then offer samples to market shoppers in exchange for contributions. Funds raised will benefit Crescent City Farmers Market community programming. The Thursday farmers market will be open for business as usual until 7 p.m.

Tan Dinh 1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, 361-8008 Vietnamese-style pork meatball stew comes with bread for dipping.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “Truffles are a fancy, delicious delicacy — some say an aphrodisiac — and, ounce for ounce, the most expensive food in the world. If you go to France and Italy, as we did, you learn quickly that truffles are under siege because they’re becoming scarce. They’re being trafficked like drugs, stolen by thugs and threatened by inferior imports from China.” — 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, in a recent report on the truffle trade. The news program reported that European white truffles fetch prices of $3,600 a pound. In 2010, a single two-pound truffle sold at an auction in Macau for $330,000, according to 60 Minutes. Climate change is affecting production, the show reported, and farm-raised Chinese truffles increasingly are being passed off for wild European product.

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It won’t be long now before Mardi Gras parade floats start making the grand turn from Napoleon Avenue onto St. Charles Avenue, and finally there’s something at that corner more interesting than the shell of an abandoned Copeland’s restaurant. Superior Seafood (4338 St. Charles Ave., 293-3474), an offshoot of the Superior Grill chain of Mexican restaurants, opened last week at the prominent address. Chef Justin Ferguson is offering a large menu with lots of varieties of shellfish and finfish, plus steaks, pastas, entree salads and a few sandwiches. It’s the first restaurant of its kind for its parent company, which runs Mexican restaurants and a steakhouse concept in Louisiana and Alabama. A section of the menu devoted to oysters features them raw, grilled, baked or wrapped with bacon and fried. Other appetizers range from shrimp remoulade and marinated crab claws to escargot, beef carpaccio and spinach and artichoke dip. Entrees include barbecue shrimp, mussels and frites, shrimp and andouille bruschetta, redfish Creole, a blackened drum Napoleon and seared flounder. Most appetizers are between $9 and $12, and the seafood entrees range from $16 to $28. Superior Seafood serves dinner daily and plans to add lunch soon.


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SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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;

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

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. $



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. $$ CHINESE CHINA ORCHID — 704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www. — This longtime Riverbend restaurant offers a wide array of Chinese dishes. Sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served on a hot plate with steamed rice on the side. Other options include fried rice, noodle and egg foo young dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www. — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with Tong Cho sauce, and Cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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,

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. $$$ GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop. com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ 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., 7223168; — 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; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; — 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. $$ 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. $$ — 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. $

PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www. — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 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. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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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. Ca-

pelli D’Andrea combines housemade angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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; — 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. $$$ BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; www. — This wine bar and restaurant serves creative dishes like tasso truffle mac and cheese with three cheeses and Mornay sauce, baby spinach salad with Maytag blue cheese and bacon lardons, and crispy duck breast with Grand Marnier sweet potatoes and vanilla-balsamic extract. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580; — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans

OuT to EAT barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and charbroiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill. com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — This music clubs serves dishes like fish and chips, spicy hot wings, tacos and more. There are weekly specials and vegetarian and vegan options. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; — Traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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

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BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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OUT to EAT 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 po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; — 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; — 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; www.thestorenewor- — 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; www.traceysnola. com — The roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this Uptown bar. Other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SEAFOOD GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — Grand Isle offers seafood options from raw oysters to lobster St. Malo with combines Maine lobster, shrimp and mussels in seafood broth. Baked Gulf fish are served with compound chili butter, potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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

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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Marvel-ous Lou Ferrigno headlines a festival of comics, sci-fi, celebrities and more. By Alex Woodward


Last year’s Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con attracted nearly 10,000 visitors, says Wizard president Gareb Shamus, who founded the longrunning Wizard magazine and geek bible in 1991. Last year, Wizard Entertainment closed its publishing operations and increased its convention output

— it already had bought massive conventions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto. And last year, it added New Orleans, a part of its North American Comic Con tour. Celebrity guests at this Comic Con include Star Trek’s William Shatner, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, actor Mary McDonnell, and dozens of other stars from cult films and TV series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Walking Dead. The convention also sports a roster of more than 170 comic book artists and authors — rising stars and award-winning veterans — who participate in panel discussions and man tables on the convention floor to demonstrate their art, sign comics and chat with fans. Louisiana artists and writers Rob Guillory, who created the Eisner award-winning series CHEW, and Kody Chamberlain, author of Sweets, both return this year. The duo (with CHEW co-creator John Layman) participates in a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Saturday. On the convention floor, the line blurs between convention guest and convention star — costumed characters roam the floor, man booths and tables and pose for pictures. Vendors load tables and booths with vintage comics, forgotten VHS tapes, mint-condition toys and other collectors’ items on the geek black market. Costuming groups clad in homemade, film-correct Star Wars and Star Trek outfits playfully compete for whose obsession is superior, and rows of cult icons sign autographs. It’s Ground Zero for packrats and pop culture completists alike. Other events include “Jedi lightsaber master classes” with Star Wars stunt coordinators, “steampunk 101,” and Q&A sessions with convention stars, including Ferrigno, who’s a steady presence on the speaker circuit discussing health and fitness and, of course, the role of his lifetime. Though others have filled the Hulk’s purple sweatpants since The Incredible Hulk wrapped in 1982, including Eric Bana and Edward Norton, Ferrigno still gets the last word — literally. He voiced Norton’s green alter ego in 2008, and Ferrigno will return to voice the Hulk in

The Avengers, the 2012 Joss Whedon-led reboot that Ferrigno says he’ll be wrapping soon. “I know there are so many comic books where you still have the original Superman, Batman. I know going on the big screen, with special effects, they’re able to match the (comics), but in my opinion, it’s very hard to compete with a human hulk,” Ferrigno says. “When people see movies, they want to see CGI. It’s nice to know — I always joke — that the CGI Hulk can’t sign autographs, but I can.”

Lou Ferrigno starred in The Incredible Hulk for five seasons. jAn


Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Show ffl loor hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Single-day tickets $30, weekend passes $45

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f you think Batman, you think Adam West. Likewise, Lou Ferrigno is the primary source for The Incredible Hulk in bringing those comic book pages to life. Ferrigno starred as the Marvel Comics alter ego of Dr. David Banner (or Bruce Banner, in the comic series), whose anger turned the cool-headed doctor into the mean, green, tattered pants-wearing monster with super strength. The series debuted in 1978 and lasted five seasons. But more than 30 years later, Ferrigno still is the Hulk. “The role changed my life,” Ferrigno says. Before his TV debut, the 6’5” bodybuilder held titles in Mr. Universe and Mr. America competitions and competed alongside budding star Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a child, Ferrigno, who was born with an ear infection that left him partially deaf, immersed himself in fantasy worlds: the Steve Reeves-starring Hercules film and the Incredible Hulk comics — and he later played those title roles in film and on TV, the latter his first big break and a dream come true for a partially closeted comic nerd. Ferrigno is a veteran of the convention scene, a seemingly never-ending traveling roadshow where celebrities from the geek ephemera greet hordes of glossy photo-holding, bespectacled obsessives. He’s one of the guests of honor at the second New Orleans installment of the Wizard World Comic Con this weekend at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (Not shy of his inner geek, Ferrigno remembers his last visit to New Orleans by way of the premiere of Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace, released in 1999.) Ferrigno says he’d “have a heart attack” to visit a comic convention as a kid again, remembering how he gushed when he first met Marvel Comics founder and Hulk creator Stan Lee for the first time. “I always wondered what he was like in person, what he sounded like. Back then he wasn’t doing TV interviews, it was just the comic books. He had the scroungy voice, I said, ‘Wow, this is Stan Lee! Thanks to you, you saved my life.’ I was a bodybuilder, I got into fitness, but before it all began I was reading Hulk comic books — I was the real-life Walter Mitty.”





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Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; aurora nealand & the royal roses, 6; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 10 Yuki Izakaya — sombras brilhantes, 8 Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center — the body, thou, Kindest lines, 7

Old U.S. Mint — steve pistorius, noon One Eyed Jacks — features, Coyotes, girl in a Coma, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran & topsy Chapman feat. palm Court Jazz band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Siberia — maylene & the sons of Disaster, lionize, the local skank, pests, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10

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Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10

12 Bar — brass-a-Holics, 9

St. Roch Tavern — JD Hill & the Jammers, 7:30

Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 The Beach — Chicken on the bone feat. Dr. love birthday whalers & the i-10 Knuckle Draggers, 7:30 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — United postal project, 8; gravity a, 11 BMC — marcelo benetti, 5; blues4sale, 8; De Ja Vu brass band, 11 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — luther Kent Quartet, 9 Checkpoint Charlie — Diamond Dust, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8; freddie stevenson & Julia Haltigen, 10 Chophouse New Orleans — george Keys, 6:30 Columns Hotel — ricardo Crespo, 8

Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum — Victory belles, noon Three Muses — mike Hood, 4:30; pierre pinchon, 7 Victory — sombras brilhantes, 7:30

THURSday 26 Banks Street Bar — rX filled, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — walter “wolfman” washington, 8 The Beach — Chicken on the bone feat. north Dakota ladder Keepers & whameaux, 7:30 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 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, leah Chase, 7:30

Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10

d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10

Buffa’s Lounge — tom mcDermott & aurora nealand, 8

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jeff Chaz band, 6; James patridge Quartet, 9:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — bob andrews, 9:30 The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3

Chickie Wah Wah — electric Yat string Quartet, 5:30; Creole string beans, 8

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30

Chophouse New Orleans — george Keys, 6:30

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Diamond Dust, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Siberia — Joe buck Yourself, Viva le Vox, my graveyard Jaw, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Kristina morales CD release, 8 & 10

Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — baby bee, 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 — Chip wilson, 9

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — eudora & band, 9

Columns Hotel — meghan stewart, 8 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; Dave Jordan CD release, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — loren pickford, 9:30 The Famous Door — Darren



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Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Andre Bouvier, 6; Peter Novelli, 9:30

Hi-Ho Lounge — Stooges Brass Band, 10

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Robby Lester, 9

House of Blues — The Kills, JEFF the Brotherhood, Hunters, 8:30

Old Point Bar — Blues Frenzy, 6:30

The Inn on Bourbon — Joe Ashlar, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Little Freddie King, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Andrews, 8 Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar — Hyper Crush, 9 Joy Theater — Little River Band, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Michael Brown, 9 The Maison — Those Peaches, 5; Soundclash Beat Battle & Artist Showcase (penthouse), 8; Righteous Buddha, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10

Oak — Anais St. John, 9

Preservation Hall — New Birth Brass Band feat. Tanio Hingle, 8 Prytania Music & Spirits — Christabel & the Jons, 10 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Ray’s — Bobby Love Band, 6 Rivershack Tavern — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 8 Saturn Bar — Alex McMurray, Anthony Cuccia, 10 Siberia — Bad Weather California, Bones, Pals, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Michael Pellera Quintet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6;




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Three Muses — Tom McDermott & James Singleton, 4:30; Luke Winslow-King, 7:30 Tipitina’s — Big History, Gold & the Rush, Chilldren, Spirit Animals, 9 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 5

FRIdAy 27 12 Bar — Dana Abbott, Nasimiyu & the Many Moons, 9 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery — MJNola, Lucky Lou, FN and others, 7:30 AllWays Lounge — Daymoths, Morella & the Wheels of If, 10 Banks Street Bar — Autotomii, Roarshark, 10 Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8



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It takes until “Wild Charms” — four tracks and 16 minutes into 2011’s Blood Pressures (Domino) — before you’re fully aware the Kills have a male component. No offense to Jamie Hince, who provides quietly effective backup vocals and cattle-prod guitars throughout the band’s leathered fourth record; the heat emanating from mic-melter Alison Mosshart is just that hot. Hince’s time to shine lasts only 74 seconds before the drum clacks of “DNA” wrap listeners back up in Mosshart’s strangulating embrace. It’s a familiar web: When you’ve spent the past three years jacking Jack Jan. 26 White’s spotlight, a wallflower like Hince JAN 8:30 p.m. Thursday is easy prey. Mosshart’s center-stage antics in the outsized Dead Weather — House of Blues, 225 pouncing on her keyboard, whipping Decatur St., 310her hair like cattails — paint her as White’s 4999; chromosomal alter ego. On Pressures’ air-raid opener “Future Starts Slow” and hair-raising, choked-blues closer “Pots and Pans,” she’s even more in control: lying in wait, glaring up through her eyelids, piquing every syllable of the invitation “You can blow what’s left of my right mind,” the line between permission and submission permanently blurred. Jeff the Brotherhood and Hunters open. Tickets $22. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


MUSIC LIStINGS Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave Reis, 7

Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Upstarts (upstairs), 10; Mike Dillon, Yojimbo, 11

The Maison — those Peaches, 5; Ingrid Lucia, 7; Chapter: SOUL, 10; Izzy & the Kesstronics, midnight

BMC — El DeOrazio & Friends, 3; Blues Frenzy, 6; Dana Abbot Band, 9; Lagniappe Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.

Maple Leaf Bar — Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 10

Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler Quartet feat. Sarah Quintana, David Pulphus & Geoff Clapp, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Rhodes Spedale trio, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Luther Kent Quartet, 5; Lena Prima, 9 in stores 2.28.12

Chickie Wah Wah — tom, Sinead & Darron, 5; Paul Sanchez, 8; John Mooney & Uganda, 10 Chophouse New Orleans — Amanda Walker, 6:30 Circle Bar — Mahayla, Lovey Dovies, Widowers, 10 Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8

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Galvez Restaurant — Campbell Perkins, 6:30 Green Room — Killahouse, 10 Hermes Bar — Shannon Powell trio, 9:30 & 11

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House of Blues — Wintertime Showcase feat. L.O.U., Jas, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Rebirth Brass Band, Rantz Davis, e. company, 10 Hyatt Regency New Orleans — Anais St. John, 9

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Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Wendell Brunious & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Ponchatrain Wrecks, 9:30 Shamrock Bar — taboo, 9

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 7; Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Dry Dock Cafe — Some Like it Hot!, 7 Emeril’s Delmonico — Bob Andrews, 7 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Diamond Dust, 8 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Galvez Restaurant — Campbell Perkins, 6:30 Green Room — Battle of the Bands, 10 Hermes Bar — Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30 & 11 Hi-Ho Lounge — Sweet Street Symphony, Mr. Shameus, 10

Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Mahayla, Widowers, Lovey Dovies, 10

Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell trio, 5

Hyatt Regency New Orleans — Anais St. John, 9

Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Michael Watson Quartet, 9

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Los Hombres Calientes feat. Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, 8

SatUrday 28 12 Bar — Club Neos, 10 Atchafalaya — Atchafalaya All Stars, 11 a.m. Banks Street Bar — Empty Pint, Life Without Elvis, 9

Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — tom McDermott, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8

Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 7; Scorseses, xDefinition, 10

Krazy Korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1

Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 9

Three Muses — Julia Haltigan, 4; Moonshiners trio, 6:30; Glen David Andrews, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Iguanas, 8

Kerry Irish Pub — Damien Louviere, 5; Hurricane Refugees, 9

Circle Bar — Alex McMurray Band, 10

House of Blues — Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 9

Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8

Joey K’s Restaurant — Maryflynn’s Prohibition Jazz & Blues, 5

Chophouse New Orleans — Amanda Walker, 6:30

Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 6:30; New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings, 10

The Inn on Bourbon — Joe Ashlar, 6

JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon — Michaela Harrison, todd Duke, 7:30

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One Eyed Jacks — twin Sister, Ava Luna, KG Accidental, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10

Emeril’s Delmonico — Bob Andrews, 7

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Old Point Bar — Rick trolsen, 5; Neslort, 9:30

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric traub trio, 10

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Oak — Andrew Duhon, 9

Siberia — Rusty Lazer, Mars, NOLA, 10

Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30


Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu & Christopher Gretchen, 8; Mike true, 9

Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari trio, 5

d.b.a. — Grayson Capps, 10

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Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Big Al, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30

work Elvis, 9

Chickie Wah Wah — Mark Mullins, 10

BMC — Andre Bouvier, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Jazz Band, 6; Lil Red & Big Bad, 9; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, midnight Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8

The Inn on Bourbon — Joe Ashlar, 6

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Glen David Andrews, 8; Brass-A-Holics, midnight Joy Theater — Percy Sledge, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Speed the Mule, 5; Rites of Passage, 9 Krazy Korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1 Louisiana Music Factory — e. company, 2; Ryan Foret & Foret tradition, 3; Soul Rebels Brass Band, 4 The Maison — Ramblin’ Letters, 5; Debauche, 10; Naughty Professor, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Flow tribe, 10

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes, 5; Lena Prima, 9

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Emely & Elysian Jass Band, 12:30; Mikey B3 Organ Combo, 4; Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 7:30; Soula Billy Swamp Boogie Band, 11

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MUSIC LIStINGS house — Lilli Lewis, 8; Badura, 9; Pancake, 10 Oak — Jayna Morgan, 9 Old Point Bar — Dana Abbott, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Hail! Hornet, Zoroaster, 8 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Gal Holiday & the Honky tonk Revue, 10 The Saloon — Major Bacon, 5 Siberia — Norco Lapalco, Dresden, Indian Givers, Dummy Dumpster, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Champian Fulton Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Shaye Cohn, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 10 Three Muses — Calvin Johnson Quartet, 6:30; Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Tipitina’s — Soul Rebels, DJ Bombshell Boogie, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — tim Laughlin, 9

SUNDAY 29 Banks Street Bar — Andrew Duhon, 9 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Mainline, 10 BMC — Soula Billy Swamp Boogie Band, 3; Blue trees, 6; Chapter: SOUL, 9 Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler Duo feat. Sarah Quintana, 7:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Cafe Istanbul — Africa Brass, 5; Panorama Jazz Band, 7

Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Skin ’N’ Bones Gang Mardi Gras Indian Practice, 6 House of Blues — Keb’ Mo’ Band, Anders Osborne, 8 Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 8 Krazy Korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m.

Preservation Hall — the New Orleans Legacy Band feat. tommy Sancton, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11:30 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. The Saloon — Major Bacon, 5

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30

Three Muses — Harmonouche, 5:30; Gal Holiday, 8

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Kerry Irish Pub — Andrew Duhon, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Mat & Naddie’s Restaurant — Courtyard Kings, 7 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Meghan Stewart & the Reboppers, 6; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 9:30

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Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Dave Easley, 8; Dave Maleckar, 9; Genial Orleanians, 10 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Players feat. Mark Braud, 8

Siberia — Ruiniverse, Dazein, Dingle, 10

St. Charles Tavern — Maryflynn’s Prohibition Jazz & Blues, 10 a.m.

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Green Room — todd Lemoine, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — James Singleton Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 6; Pat Casey, 10; In & Out, 2 a.m.


The Famous Door — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

Rivershack Tavern — Dave Jordan, 7

Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Mario Abney Quartet, 6

d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Mardi Gras Indians practice feat. Big Chief Smiley Ricks, 10

d.b.a. — Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 6; Glen David Andrews, 10

Siberia — Big Eyes, Heat Dust, Glish, 10

Center of Performing Arts — tim Lauglin & Connie Jones, 3

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8

The Maison — Royal Roses, 7

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Sunday Night Swingsters, 7:30


Chophouse New Orleans — Steve Monroe, 6:30

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — tom McDermott & Kevin Clark, 11 a.m.; Ricardo Crespo, 3:30; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 7

Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30

Circle Bar — Hillbilly Hotel, 10

Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original tuxedo Jazz Band, 8

Cafe Rani — Courtyard Kings, 11 a.m.

Chophouse New Orleans — Amanda Walker, 6:30

6; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9

Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10

Old Point Bar — Blues Frenzy, 3:30


Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Wayne Static, 8:15 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Helen Gillet, 7

ClASSICAl/ CoNCertS Dixon Hall, Tulane University — 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000 — Wed: New Orleans Friends of Music present Pacifica String Quartet, 8 St. Louis Cathedral — Jackson Square — Wed: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Becoming American: the Musical Journey,” 7:30

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Dragon’s Den — Beverly Skillz, Rekanize, Unicorn Fukr, Mr. Cool Bad Guy, 9





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NOw ShOwING ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG) — steven spielberg’s adaptation of the classic comic book series is a vivid animated adventure. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 THE ARTIST (PG-13) — the black-and-white, silent french romance depicts Hollywood during the time when silent cinema was being replaced by talkies. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G) — the trio finds itself marooned in a tropical paradise. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — the museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater CARNAGE (R) — roman polanski directs the adaptation of the tony-winning Yasmina reza play about parents who enter an immature conflict over an altercation between their sons. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place CONTRABAND (R) — mark wahlberg plays a former drug smuggler who gets back in the game to protect his brother-in-law. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE DEVIL INSIDE (R) — the daughter of a murderer travels to the italian insane asylum where her mother is locked up to discover the truth

EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE (PG13) — tom Hanks and sandra bullock star in the screen adaptation of Jonathan safran foer’s quirky novel, in which a precocious boy whose father died during 9/11 embarks on an ambitious journey through new York. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) — David fincher (The Social Network) directs the english-language adaptation of the wildly successful film and book series about a troubled computer hacker. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 14 HAYWIRE (R) — after an operative for a government security contractor is betrayed by someone from her own agency, she tries to turn the tables on her adversaries. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX THE IRON LADY (R) — meryl streep portrays margaret thatcher in the intimate biopic of the first and only female United Kingdom prime minister. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place JOYFUL NOISE (PG13) — Queen latifah and Dolly parton star in the gospel musical about a small-town church choir vying to win a national competition. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand,

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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 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 RED TAILS (PG-13) — bryan Cranston, terrence Howard and Cuba gooding Jr. star in the film about the tuskegee airmen, an all-black world war ii fighter pilot squad. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 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 Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 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, Grand THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 1 (PG-13) — the mythical creature romance series nears its end with the first part of the conclusion. Hollywood 14 UNDER THE SEA 3-D (G) — Jim Carrey narrates the documentary exploring the great barrier reef. Entergy IMAX

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UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING (R) — Kate beckinsale is a vampire warrior leading a war against humankind in the fourth installment of the fantasy series. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9 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 12, AMC Palace 20, 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, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14


OPENING FRIDAY ONE FOR THE MONEY (PG13) — Katherine Heigl stars as an unemployed woman who takes on a job as a recovery agent with a bail-bonding page 43


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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3-D (G) — the 1991 Disney classic gets a 3-D re-release. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14

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company, and sets her  sights on bringing down the  company’s biggest offender  — ‚  the man who broke her  heart in high school. 

spEcIal scREEnIngs CONVENTO (NR) — The  documentary follows Dutch  kinetic artist Christiaan  Zwanikken, who reanimates  the skeletal remains of dead  wildlife by turning them  into computer-controlled  mechanical structures.  Tickets $5 New Orleans Film Society and CAC members, $7 general admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 5283800; FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (NR) — The 1953 drama  stars Frank Sinatra, Ernest  Borgnine and others as  soldiers stationed at Hawaii  in the time leading up to the  attack on Pearl Harbor. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.

JACQUES TATI FILM SERIES — The gallery screens L’ecole Des Facteurs, L’illusionist and Mon Oncle 8 p.m. Tuesday; Cours Du Soir  and Playtime 8 p.m. Wedesday, The Triplets of Belleville  and In the Steps of M. Hulot  9 p.m. Thursday, and The Magnificent Tati and Trafic 8  p.m. Friday. Email for details.  Free admission, Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; com LE HAVRE (NR) — When a  young African refugee finds  himself in a French harbor  city, a bohemian shoe-shiner  embraces him while the  community calls for the boy’s  deportation. Tickets $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $8.50 general admission. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Jan. 31, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 LONDON RIVER (NR) — Two parents from different  cultures come together to  find their children in the chaotic aftermath of the 2005 

London terrorist attacks.  Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (NR) — In  the Turkish drama that was  co-winner of the Grand Prix  at the 2011 Cannes Film  Festival, a group of men  search for a dead body on  the Anatolian steppe. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. FridayMonday then nightly through Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY (NR) — New Orleans filmmaker  Maggie Hadleigh-West’s  documentary follows a hiphop artist and his friends in  Brooklyn’s Albany Housing  Projects as they struggle  to escape poverty and  violence through music. Tickets $5 New Orleans Film Society members, $10 general admission. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 25-26, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; THE ROOM (NR) — This  “comedy” has been called  “the Citizen Kane of bad  movies.” Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania. com SLOW SOUTHERN STEEL (NR) — David  Lipke’s documentary about  underground heavy bands  from the South features  Hank III, Goatwhore, Kylesa,  Eyehategod and others. The  bands Hail! Hornet and Zoroaster perform at the screening. Tickets $12. 8 p.m. Saturday, One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; WAKE ISLAND (NR) — The Oscar-nominated 1942  film tells the story of the  United States military garrison on Wake Island and the  onslaught by the Japanese  following the attack on Pearl  Harbor. Free admission. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; AMC Palace 10 (Hammond),

    Historical dramas  tend to fit nicely into  familiar, tried-andtrue categories. Epics hope to capture  the grand sweep of  history as worldchanging events  unfold. Biopics  focus on a single heroic figure struggling  with conflicts unique  to a particular time  and place. Director  David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method serves up  something far less  common: a historical  drama of ideas.     Written by Christopher Hampton  from his play The Talking Cure (which  was inspired by  John Kerr’s book A Most Dangerous Rated R Method), the film depicts the origins  Directed by David  of psychotherapy in early 20th-century  Cronenberg Europe. The ideas were so revolutionary for their time, it takes only  Starring Viggo Mortensen,  three main characters to tell the tale:  Michael Fassbender and  Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen),  Keira Knightley Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and  little-known Sabina Spielrein (Keira  Knightley), who began as Jung’s first psychotherapy patient but wound up his  peer as an innovator in the field, especially in the area of child psychology.     The theatrical and literary sources for the A Dangerous Method rely heavily  on a trove of letters written by the three principal characters to each other in  real life, and it shows. This is a talky film, spent mostly in tidy Victorian drawing  rooms as Freud and Jung work out details of language and methodology for  the new field of study. They bring mental illness out of the shadows and into  the realm of recognized human behavior.     This is not everyone’s idea of a good time at the movies. But there’s something deeper and more significant happening here. To quote screenwriter  Hampton, “These three people invented the 20th century.” Before Freud and  Jung, few people publicly discussed sexuality or any other key aspect of the  human psyche. It’s hard not to be entranced by the dawn of the modern age,  even if it arrives buttoned-down and ready for a nice cup of tea.     Fortunately, Knightley’s Sabina is anything but genteel. She’s introduced  as a hysteric in the film’s first scene, where Knightley pushes her portrayal to  a daring extreme. As the story evolves, Sabina breathes life into the film and  turns theory into flesh and blood — and she moves the proceedings from  office to boudoir, where she and Jung explore both doctor-patient boundaries  and sadomasochism. (Early on, A Dangerous Method was known to some  in Hollywood as “the spanking movie.”) Sabina becomes a catalyst for the  growing differences between Freud and Jung, who are played with tremendous skill and restraint by Mortensen and Fassbender. Vincent Cassel takes  a woefully brief turn as another early psychotherapist, the cocaine-snorting,  patient-seducing proto-hippie Otto Gross. He stays around just long enough  to give Jung the license he needs to follow his own unkempt urges.     None of this sounds much like the work of David Cronenberg, who’s  known for lurid “body horror” concoctions like The Fly and Dead Ringers. But  the director, who turns 69 in March, may be mellowing a bit with age. In fact, A Dangerous Method gradually turns into a love story. That’s just the sort of creative risk on which reputations and careers are finally made. —KEN KORMAN

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JACKASS: THE MOVIE (R) — The film is the bigscreen version of the MTV  series featuring Johnny  Knoxville and friends doing dangerous stunts and  gross-out gags. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Monday, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.


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ART EVENTS PROSPECT.2. Dan Cameron’s art biennial features works by more than 26 local, national and international artists on display in traditional and alternative venues. Visit for details. Through Sunday.

gAllERiES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; — “Taint Modern,” a mixed-media exhibition by Critique Group. Closing reception and artist talk 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www. — “Trees of Life,” photographs by Joyce Tenneson, through March 1. Photogravures by Josephine Sacabo, through March 31.

ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www. — “Everything All at Once,” a group exhibition of gallery members curated by James W. Goedert, through Feb. 5. ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., 309-4249; — 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 Marquisl; all through Monday. ART HOUSE ON THE LEVEE. 4725 Dauphine St., 247-8894 — “Art By Committee,” an interactive exhibit by Robert Tannen for Prospect.2, through Sunday. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www. — “Aspects of a New Kind of Realism,” a group exhibition curated by Michael Klein; “Shifting States,” paintings and drawings by Luis

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 BAKERY. 1325 St. Bernard Ave., 495-6863 — “Love is the Bomb That Will Bring Us Together,” works by Natalie Dietz, Kiernan Dunn and Natalie Woodlock, through Feb. 14. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Thought and Thoughtlessness,” drawings and sculpture by Gary Oaks, through Feb. 4. 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 and license plates by Bernard E. Beneito, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., — “It’s Complicated,” interactive and performance art by Minka Stoyanova, through Feb. 9. CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; www.markbercier. com — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — “Wimme-Beelden Series,” oil on wood by Bernard Mattox, through Feb. 25.

Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “The Whelming Part II,” paintings by Blaine Capone, through Feb. 18.

JAZZ & HERITAGE GALLERY. 1205 N. Rampart St., 558-6100; — Works by Sarah Allen Freeman, through March 1.

COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “The Bull and the Dream,” figurative stone and wood sculptures by Thomas Glover W. and Marianne Lerbs, through Feb. 3. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “The Waking,” a group show featuring Nanci Charpentier, Lisette Copping, Candy Depew, Mandy Rogers Horton and Lisa Tahir, through March 3. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; — Works by Rachel Jones, Rachel Avena Brown, Stephanie Patton, Dave Greber and Andrea Ferguson, through Feb. 5. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; — “Moving in Colors,” sculpture by Key-Sook Geum, through Thursday. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www. — A group exhibition featuring Kim Bernadas, Jacques Soulas, Jean Cassels and others, 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., 5257300; www.heriardcimino. com — “Elemental,” paintings by Regina Scully; “Minor Keys,” wall sculptures by Martin Payton; both through Feb. 19. HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “RAW,” a group exhibition curated by Luis Cruz Azaceta and Sharon Jacques, through Feb. 5.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; — “Body, Remember,” oil paintings by Denyce Celentano, through Saturday.

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Below Sea Level,” a panoramic video installation by Pawel Wojtasik for Prospect.2, through Sunday.

COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St.

JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by Tom

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg. com — “The Painter on An Extended Voyage,” paintings by Bernard Beneito, through Sunday. Paintings by Adam Hall, through January. KAWLIGA STUDIOS. 3331 St. Claude Ave., (225) 2768159 — “Horse & Ruff,” multimedia works by Amy Jenkins, Owen Brightman and Lydia Stein, through Feb. 4. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “Mann’s Mind,” works by Thomas Mann; “American Ghosts,” works by Olivia Hill, through Feb. 25. MALLORY PAGE STUDIO. 614 Julia St.; www.mallorypage. com — Paintings by Mallory Page, ongoing. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — “Stamina in the Dream House,” oil paintings and sculpture by Elizabeth Fox, through Saturday. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; — “The Winter Trifecta,” painting on glass by Aziz Diagne, photographs by Scott Schexnaydre and wood sculpture by Jon Krueger; all through January. NEW ORLEANS HEALING CENTER. 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; — Works by Keith Duncan for Prospect.2, through Sunday.

Tress Turner, ongoing.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — Tulane graduate student exhibition, through Saturday. PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; www. — 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. PROSPECT NEW ORLEANS VISITOR CENTER. 1036 Esplanade Ave., 756-6438; — Prospect.2 Student Biennial, a group show featuring works by New Orleans students, through Sunday. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 8966369; — “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 floor, 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. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Magazine Street of Dreams,” paintings by Hayley Gaberlavage and Robert Post, through Feb. 29.

NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., 610-4899; www.neworleansphotoalliance.blogspot. com — “Silenced Suffering: The Comfort Women Project,” photographs by Jungeun Lee for PhotoNOLA, through Sunday.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 5699501; — “Wall-Paper,” a group exhibition of works on paper; “Home & Away,” photographs by Jack Kotz; both through January.

NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. — Works by Nick Cave and Joyce J. Scott for Prospect.2, through Sunday.

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; — “Paper & Stone,” works by Ed Whiteman and Michael Eddy, through Saturday.

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

STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Arm’s Breadth,” sculptural ceramics by William DePauw, through Feb. 5.

T-LOT. 1940 St. Claude Ave., (865) 567-9766; — “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 Sunday. UPTOWN POPUP ART GALLERY. 7835 Maple St. — “The New South: A Post-Katrina Reimagining of the Confederate Battle Flag,” works by Anne Ashley, through Feb. 8. VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www.vincentmanngallery. com — Works by Jacob Vincent Manguno, through March 1.

cAll foR ARTiSTS A NEW LANDSCAPE. Artists are sought for the April juried exhibition in Grand Isle. Submissions deadline is Feb. 1. Visit for details. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. The organization seeks entries for its annual National Juried Artists Exhibition, which opens July 14 and is judged by New Orleans Museum of Art modern and contemporary art curator Miranda Lash. Email or visit www. for details. Submissions deadline is March 31.

SpARE SpAcES CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE. 527 Decatur St., 5220571; — 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; www. — Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. IDEAL AUTO REPAIR WAREHOUSE. 422 Girod St. — An exhibition of murals created during Bob Tannen’s interactive Prospect.2 installation “Art By Committee,” through Sunday. 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 Sunday. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 5283800; — “NOLA

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ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — SelfPortrait Invitational, through March 24.

Cruz Azaceta; both through Feb. 18.

Charles Ave., fourth floor, 8615456 — Mixed media by Avish Khebrehzadeh, through Sunday.



Luis Cruz Azaceta and Ivan Navarro



Shifting States Arthur Roger Gallery 434 Julia St. 522-1999

Change happens. that’s not news, but lately the pace seems to be picking up in often perplexing ways. Such is the proposition that propels Luis Cruz Azaceta in his Shifting States expo at Arthur Roger Gallery. tHRU UNO Fence As a child, the Havana-born painter escaped Cuba with his family in FEB UNO St. Claude 1960. Ensconced in Uptown New Gallery Orleans for the past 20 years, his 2429 St. Claude Ave. lifelong themes of displacement and alienation are as relevant now 280-6493 as ever. Shifting States is an apt title in an age when revolutions are edu/artpage.html launched with cell phones and enemies are stalked and assassinated by remote-controlled drones. Blood Line (pictured) suggests a Rorschach blot studded with the oddly similar forms of mosques, minarets, radar and microwave towers in a bristling nimbus of potential mayhem. Surveillance is a maze of circuits attached by electronic umbilical cords to lethal-looking pods in improbable candy colors. All sprout ominous appendages and the effect is unsettling, as if economic, religious and military conflflflicts had assumed autonomous lives of their own in which mere individuals are all but powerless. If life in the 21st century is often at the mercy of unseen forces, clearer boundaries might sound like a good idea. Yet when Ivan Navarro’s Fence sculpture, a full-size fence rendered in pale neon, fififirst appeared in an exhibition in New York, it provoked a mixed reception. But that was exactly what the Chilean artist intended. Reborn as the UNO Fence, it provokes similar responses here. Fragile yet intimidating, it blocks access to the rest of the gallery. this can be taken in various ways, but to me it suggests a metaphor for how something as intangible as an idea, concept or culture can, in the right context, constrain human action. Comprised of little more than light and thin glass tubes, it dares us to transgress its otherwise delicate boundaries. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDt

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Now Part I: Swagger for a Lost Magnificence,” Prospect.2 show featuring Jonas Dahlberg, George Dunbar, Karl Haendel and others; both through Sunday. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” studentcreated quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www. — “the 18th Star: treasures From 200 Years of

Louisiana Statehood”; “Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces in an Effort to Make Sense of it All,” outdoor installation by Dawn Dedeaux for Prospect.2; both through Sunday.

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

STAGE listings


Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 faX: 504.483.3116

ThEATER THE AMEN CORNER. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www. — James baldwin’s drama follows a fire-and-brimstone pastor of a Harlem church who is haunted by her past. tickets $20 general admission, $18 students and seniors. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 3 p.m. sunday through feb. 12 (the feb. 5 show is at 8 p.m).

HAIRSPRAY. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, 885-2000; www.jpas. org — michelle Dowdy and John “spud” mcConnell star in the musical about a plump teen who gets her dream of dancing on a popular 1962 tV show and tries to use her newfound stardom to integrate the program. tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors, $20 students, $15 children 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. saturday, 2 p.m. sunday through feb. 4. THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — the touring radio play that bills itself as a “live-action graphic novel” follows a reporter, her assistant and a librarian who team up to defeat an invading force of monsters. tickets $35 (plus fees). 8 p.m. saturday.

NUNSET BOULEVARD. St. Joseph Abbey Church, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, (985) 892-1800; www.sjasc. edu — 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. Call 885-2000 or visit for reservations. tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors and military, $20 students, $15 children. 7:30 p.m. saturday and 2 p.m. sunday. THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. NOCCA Riverfront, Nims Blackbox Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2875; — noCCa students perform John millington synge’s irish comedy. tickets $10. 7 p.m. wednesday-saturday, 2 p.m. saturday. SPRING AWAKENING. Southern Rep Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 5226545; www.southernrep. com — theatre 13 presents steven sater and Duncan sheik’s tony-winning rock musical concerning a group of 19th century german teenagers dealing with their nascent sexuality. tickets $20 preview performance (Jan. 12), $30 general admission. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday, 3 p.m. sunday. TINY ALICE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse

Tiny Alice


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let’s start with what we know. the 3540 toulouse st. cast in edward albee’s Tiny Alice, 488-1460 tHru currently on the boards at the midJAN City theatre, is spot-on. the same www.midcitycan be said for Diana shortes’ direction, sean Creel’s set, su gontickets $15 thu., czy’s lighting and Veronica russell’s costumes. almost everything else about $22 fri.-sat. the play is unknowable. the characters 8 p.m. and story are enigmatic. as albee said, “symbolism should not be cymbal-ism” — meaning it should not be obvious. a lawyer (scott michael Jefferson) enters the garden of a cardinal (bob edes). the two men loathe one another but eventually get down to business. the lawyer represents miss alice, who intends to donate $1 billion a year to the church. the Cardinal is so shocked by the prospect, he drops his customary royal “we” when referring to himself. the lawyer seizes on this slip with caustic humor. the prelate’s secretary, a naive, young lay brother named Julian (ross britz) arrives at the mansion of miss alice to arrange the details of the donation. He is greeted by butler (Doug barden), which is his name, not his occupation. or perhaps it’s both. or neither. nothing is easy to nail down. the most commanding object in the drawing room is a replica of the mansion. butler invites Julian to look in at the drawing-room window of the replica, where he sees an exact miniature drawing room, including a replica of the replica. we take it the ever-diminishing series of replications will go on to infinity. the lawyer enters. He keeps records on everyone, and he’s troubled by six years missing from the record of Julian’s life. Julian refuses to talk about those six years, and we later learn he had a loss of faith and spent time in a mental hospital. finally, Julian is taken to see tiny alice (or miss alice — it is unclear if they are the same person). she is old and hard-of-hearing. no, that was a disguise and she reveals herself to be a stylish young woman (Jennifer growden). alice says butler was her lover and that the lawyer either has taken or is attempting to take butler’s place. alice becomes interested in Julian, however, and pursues a menacing seduction. also, butler, the lawyer and alice seem to be conspirators and hint that the liaison with Julian is both predetermined and doomed. this skullduggery brings up a deeper question: are the conspirators some kind of mephistophelian team out to trap Julian’s soul? god seems to be lurking somewhere, perhaps wishing to try Julian’s faith. (it’s worth noting that when god tried Job’s faith, god himself was lured into it by satan.) the finale goes over the top into melodrama and mayhem. and here, unlike grand opera, the death scene aria is not accompanied by music. this is a top-notch production of a rarely produced play, and it offers plenty to contemplate. — Dalt wonk



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ESOTEROTICA. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — local writers present readings of erotic poetry, monologues, performance pieces, novel excerpts and songs. email sanssavant@ for details. admission is “pay what you can.” 8 p.m. wednesday.

LOVE LETTERS. Southern Rep Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 5226545; www.southernrep. com — Times-Picayune social columnist nell nolan and wwl anchor Dennis woltering star in a.r. gurney’s play about two people sharing their lives together through handwritten letters. tickets $20. 8 p.m. monday.



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St., 488-1460; www. — George Patterson directs Silk Dress Productions’ performance of Edward Albee’s psychospiritual mystery about an enigmatic Church benefactress. tickets $15 thursday, $22 Friday-Saturday. 8 p.m. thursday-Saturday.

TRYING TO GET TO YOU. Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington, 8922624 — Peggy Aultman wrote and directed the play about two 16-year-olds in 1964 trying to win tickets to a sold-out Beatles show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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. STORYVILLE STARLETTES. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 9454446; — the troupe puts a burlesque spin on true events in “Horrible Histories.” tickets $10. 11 p.m. Friday.


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK JR. Cutting Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 2900760; — A cast of kids performs the musical based off the Saturday morning educational series. tickets $15 general admission, $12.50 children under 10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

AuDitiONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www.dcc. edu — the women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for

INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Lelia Haller Ballet Classique, 4916 Canal St., 482-0038; — Dance students in grades 6-12 can audition for the Interlochen, Mich. school’s summer arts program or fine arts boarding high school. Auditions will include ballet, pointe and modern technique. there is a $35 audition fee. Visit www. for details. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; — the men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit for details. 7:15 p.m. tuesday. SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. Loyola University, College of Music, 6363 St. Charles Ave. — 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. 6 p.m. tuesday.

COmEDy COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — 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.; www.nolacomedy. com — the theater hosts a safe-for-all-ages team comedy competition. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the stand-up showcase featuring New Orleans comedians. Free admission. 8 p.m. Friday. FUN RAZOR. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementthe- — the New Movement hosts a comedy night at the site of its new theater space, which opens in March. tickets $10. 8 p.m. Saturday.

GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St.; — the theater hosts the long-form improv comedy show. tickets $10. 8:30 p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 525-5515; www. — the Rusty Nail hosts a weekly open-mic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. tuesday. JEFF DUNHAM. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www. — the ventriloquist and stand-up comedian performs. tickets $42.50 (plus fees). 7:30 p.m. thursday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 784-0054; — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. LOUISIANA’S FUNNIEST PERSON. Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www. — the casino hosts the weekly competition for comedians living in Louisiana, with semifinals held monthly and finals on April 25. Free admission. 8 p.m. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 5221125 — 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. 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. STUPID TIME MACHINE. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — the improv comedy troupe performs. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 8659190; www.carrolltonstation. com — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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FLIGHT. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro present the children’s show that uses performer-activated machines, film projection, song and live theater to explore humankind’s dream of flight. tickets $12 general admission, $10 children 12 and under and CAC members. Noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

new members. Call 453-0858 or visit for details. 7 p.m. Monday.



PrevieW knowledge of general trivia as well as WWII questions. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 FAX: 504.483.3116

family Tuesday 24 TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; —

The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

Thursday 26 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during its weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Tuesday 25


CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday 25 AIGA CMYK (COME MEET YOUR KIND). The Boot, 1039 Broadway St., 866-9008 — The local chapter of the professional association for design hosts the social and networking event. Visit www. for details. 6:30 p.m. ALEXIS ROCKMAN LECTURE. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; — The artist presents the free lecture for the Prospect.2 Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m. CAROUSEL BAR GRAND REOPENING. Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; — The event unveils the newly renovated and expanded bar and kicks off the six-month countdown to Tales of the

Cocktail. Free admission. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. THE CIVIL WAR & MODERN MEMORY. Metairie Park Country Day, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204 — Howard Hunter, president of the Louisiana Historical Society, presents the lecture. Free admission. 6:30 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh. org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 456-5000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. JIMMY DESCANT EVENT. 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 5692700; — The artist creates instant portraits made from found objects and debris, or sculpture made from guests’ personal items, to benefit the Big Top’s art education program. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala Ave., Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. WWII PUB QUIZ. Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — The quiz tests

AN EVENING WITH THE ZEPHYRS. The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St., 586-1309 — The event features appearances from Zephyrs pitcher Brad Lidge and manager Marty Scott, as well as food, an open bar and live music. Call 734-5155 ext. 235 for details. Admission $35. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. HAPPY HOUR SALON. Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; — Artist Thien-Kieu Lam discusses her “Bound in Japan” project. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER LECTURE. Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 862-3214 — The Yale University sociology professor and co-director for the school’s Center for Cultural Sociology discusses “Making Meaning in Public: The Performative Politics of Obama, Egypt and Occupy.” 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. KENNETH HOLDITCH LECTURE. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The renowned authority on Tennessee Williams presents a lecture. 7 p.m. PARENTS OF TROUBLED ADULTS GROUP. Jewish Family Service, 3330 West Esplanade, Suite 600, Metairie, 831-8475; www.jfsneworleans. org — The bi-monthly meeting offers support to parents whose adult children suffer from depression, mental illness, addiction disorders and other difficulties. Cecile Tebo, crisis intervention specialist and former commander of the NOPD Crisis Unit, discusses “When Extreme Acting Out Behavior Occurs, What to Do as the Parent of an Adult Child.” Call 831-8475 or 8286334 for details. 5:30 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.

Carnival tune-up fundraisers

A couple of parade marching clubs are holding fundraising parties that benefit local organizations. The Camel Toe Lady Steppers throw their country-themed Best Little ToeDown in NOLA event at Tipitina’s Friday. The party features the New Orleans Bingo! Show, the Roots of Music band, Fleur de Tease, Local Skank and the Mystic Ponies Aerial Troupe. The Camel Toes will perform as well. Proceeds benefit the group and Roots of Music, the music education program for area middle school students. The 610 Stompers hosts its Sweet 610 Debutante Ball, a 1980s-themed event that also benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The group will debut its 2012 dance routine, Band Camp will perform and DJ Hammer will spin tunes. Attendees are encouraged to wear their swankiest ’80s glam-wear, and there is a prize for best dressed. — WILL COVIELLO

UNDERSTANDING PANCREATIC CANCER. Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Hwy., 842-3000; www. — The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s free lecture is for patients, survivors, medical professionals, family members and caregivers. Visit for details. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

friday 27 CAMEL TOE LADY STEPPERS TOE-DOWN. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; — The marching group’s annual fundraiser benefits Roots of Music and features entertainment by the New Orleans Bingo! Show, The Local Skank, Mystic Ponies Aerial Troupe, Trixie Minx and Fleur de Tease, DJ Jamie Bird,



Best Little ToeDown in NOLA 8 p.m. Friday Tipitina’s 501 Napoleon Ave. 895-8477 Tickets $20, VIP $50 Sweet 610 Debutante Ball 2 8 p.m. Friday The Sugar Mill 1021 Convention Center Blvd. 455-5194 for tickets; Tickets $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Roots of Music and more. Visit for details. Admission starts at $20. 8 p.m.

Admission $100 patron party, $25 general admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. patron party, general admission 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

SWEET 610 DEBUTANTE BALL 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., 586-0004; — The mustachioed men’s dance troupe hosts a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation that features food, drinks, an ’80s-themed costume contest, and entertainment by Band Camp, DJ Hammer and the 610 Stompers. Visit for details. Admission $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 8 p.m. to midnight.

MEET ME AT THE DEW DROP INN FUNDRAISER. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; — Central City Partnerships’ event features live music, libations, food, dancing and prizes to celebrate the reopening of the Dew Drop Inn. Call 524-3843 for details.

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Saturday 28 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. CROSSROADS ART BAZAAR. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; — The market features handmade arts and crafts from local artists. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING. Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., 895-6602 — ERACE meets in the church’s Westfeldt Room for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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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 rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION’S WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER SYMPOSIUM. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; — The topic of the symposium is “Louisiana at 200: In the National Eye,” and speakers include NPR All Things Considered host Robert Siegel and syndicated radio program American Routes host Nick Spitzer. Pre-reigstration is required. Call 523-4662 or email for details. Admission $40-$85. 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. KREWE OF ZEUS MASQUERADE CARNIVAL BALL. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — The Carnival krewe celebrates its 55th anniversary at the ball. Formal attire and

a mask are required. Visit for details. Admission $125. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. LOUISIANA AMERICAN ITALIAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME BANQUET. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 561-0500; — The event honors national and local sports figures and members of the community, and it benefits the American Italian Cultural Center and provides college scholarships for high school seniors excelling in academics and athletics. Admission starts at $175. Call 522-7294 or email for details. 6 p.m. MONSTER JAM. MercedesBenz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www. — Monster trucks compete in the touring show, which also features a “pit party” for fans to meet the drivers. Visit www.monsterjam. com for details. Admission $10-$100 (plus fees). Pit party 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., monster truck show 7 p.m. PUSSYFOOTERS BLUSH BALL. The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St., 586-1309 — The marching club hosts its annual fundraiser with entertainment by Big Sam’s Funky Nation, DJ Brice Nice, the Pussyfooters and others. The event benefits the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. Visit for details. Admission $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS. Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — The market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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., 875-4268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. SOULSPEAK AFROBEAT PARTY. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — The

Tekrema Center for Art and Culture’s event features poets and music by M. Thandiwe and benefits the Nima Maamobi Project, Tekrema’s education project for children in Ghana. Admission is by donation. 8 p.m. to midnight. 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 3554442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. WIZARD WORLD NEW ORLEANS COMIC CON. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Convention Center Theater, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — The event celebrating pop culture, movies, comics, toys, gaming, television, original art and collectibles features celebrities and industry professionals. Visit www. neworleans.html for details. Tickets start at $25. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday 29 FASHION WEEK NEW ORLEANS MODEL CASTING CALL. Cathedral Creative Studios, 527 Julia St., 3336713; — Models are needed to walk in shows for the fashion event March 22-25. Email info@ or visit model-casting1 for details. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FESTIVAL OF ABRAHAM. Mintz Center for Jewish Life/ Tulane Hillel House, 912 Broadway St. — The theme of the seminar discussing the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Baha’i faiths is “The Voices of Women in the Covenant of Abraham.” Call 508-0521 for details. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., 861-3693; — Rabbi Edward Cohn leads a free class for those seeking information about Judaism or considering conversion. Reservations are recommended. 9 a.m. MIXING UP SOME MAGIC. Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace. com — A four-course dinner benefits Liberty’s Kitchen, a nonprofit food-service training and development program for at-risk youth ages 16-22. Visit www.lib- for details. Dinner is $95 (includes drinks). 6:30 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. WYES CHOCOLATE SUNDAY. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; — Local chocolatiers, bakeries and restaurants provide a wide array of chocolate confections for the event. Visit www.wyes. org for details. Tickets $30$50. 2 p.m. VIP party, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. general admission.

Monday 30 TOASTMASTERS MEETING. Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 251-8600 or visit www. for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS. Goodwill Training Center, 3400 Tulane Ave. — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. Email for details. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Call for aPPlICatIonS HANDSON NEW ORLEANS WINE BACCHANALIA. The nonprofit seeks teams to compete in its wine-tasting competition Feb. 2. Teams can consist of one to three people. There is a $45 entry fee. Application deadline is Jan. 31. Call 483-7041 ext. 102 or visit for details. SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CENTER FELLOWS PROGRAM. The group seeks area principals and assistant school leaders for its intensive professional and leadership development program. Visit www.slc-gno. org or email jbrown@slc-gno. org for details. Application deadline is January 31.

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. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday. ELLEN WEISS. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author discusses and signs Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington. 6 p.m. Thursday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 5962625; — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. 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; www. — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. NEVADA BARR. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author signs and reads from The Rope. 6 p.m. Monday.


PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays.

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.

“THE PEOPLE IS SINGULAR” BOOK LAUNCH. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www.neworleanshealingcenter. org — The multimedia event launches the Press Street book by poet Andy Young and

photographer Salwa Rashad and features a reception with light fare. Admission $12; $20 includes admission and book. 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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. SCI-FI & FANTASY CLUB. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The group discusses Timothy Zahn’s Night Train to Rigel. 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; — The group meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 289-9142 or email for details.

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


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Friday, February 3rd • 7-10 p.m. Colonial Golf and Country Club 42 Colonial Club Drive • Harahan Canon Hospice and the Akula Foundation would like you to come and party with us! We’ll have food, drinks, music, and more! Help us raise money for the Akula Foundation, which provides free community support throughout the greater New Orleans area. Wear your party attire and your Mardi Gras mask! Cash and checks will be accepted at the event. Proceeds directly benefit the Akula Foundation programs.

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Missing since 12/24/2011 Mylee Adams - I’m very loved and missed by my family. Mylee is a multi colored calico cat with a white neck and belly. Her front paws have been declawed. There is a $500 reward for her safe return. Any information please call 504-473- 4254, 504-231-9566 or 504-919-4264. She went missing from the Westgate Subdivision. The circumference is between West Napolean, Veterans, Roosevelt, and David Dr. LOST TEACUP CHIHUAHUA from Stall Dr in Harvey, Sat, Dec, 17. She is mostly black, with brown & white patches. She is very small (2-3 lbs) but chubby. VERY friendly. Answers to “Etta”. Call Ray 504-261-0364


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523 Angela, Old Arabi

427 ARABELLA Unique sgl. architectually designed interior, 2-3 BR, 2 BA, 2000+ sq ft. Only $385K. 917 RACE Historical 1850’s gem. Beautiful stairway, orig pocket doors, L shaped yd, much more. Call for info. $350K 3655-57 TCHOUPITOULAS Ready to rent, nice dble, lg yd, new roof. $110K. Lois Landry Realty, 504-586-1019

Barataria Waterfront Property Vacant Lot in English Turn Westbank Dwellings Call Cecelia, 583-2902, Gardner Realtors

927 DAUPHINE STREET $1,895,000

1233 Esplanade #16 $145,000

Just a stones throw away from the French Quarter. This 2 bed/ 1 bath condo with kitchen and living on the first level, bedrooms and bath on the second level. Features stainless appliances, ventless washer and dryer hookups, reasonable condo fees. One assigned covered garage parking space included. Nice pool area and more!

1028 St Philip $515,000


712 St Philip Early 1800’s $1895 masonry cottage 1BR/1BA & handsome 2 2nd floor balc. in a fabulous loc. story depenCourtyard. All utilities included. dency. Main house is approx • 700sqft and has fabulous 10” 937 Barracks Unit 1 pine floors & brick pavers in the $875 kitchen. 12’ ceilings. Simple but lovely wooden mantle in the 1BR/1BA Ground floor apt in the lower FQ. living room. Coal burning grate Common courtyard. & exposed brick chimney in br. New Carpet. New tile in bath.

Central HVAC. Brick crtyrd separates the guest qtrs. 420sqft w/ sitting rm, kitchenette, br & full ba. Come dream a little dream.

Samara D. Poché 504.319.6226


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

3 miles from Marigny. 10 Min from The Quarter. 110 year old home, fully restored, 1200 sq ft, 12’ ceil, orig hdwd flrs, 2 firepl, 2 BR, 2 BA, granite in kit $145K. 504-554-4800

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. 504-491-1591.



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



3 BR, 3 BA Greek Revival. Totally renovated. Completely furnished incl linens. $250/day (10 day minimum) or $3000/mo. 504-202-0381, 738-2492.

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 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.

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



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EMPLOYMENT Call (504) 483-3100

455 Phillip Street, $ 239,000

817 Amelia Street, $239,900

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

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

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

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in New Orleans, LA 70130

Ann de Montluzin Farmer


Historic House and Luxury Home Specialist

Motivated Sellers: Want to know the value of your property? Call today ... No obligation.

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737

Residential /Commercial Sales and Leasing, Appraisals.

Building on a real estate heritage since 1905

Gambit > > january 24 > 2012

Paula Bowler • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 Classy renovation of this upscale condominium! Sit out back and enjoy the covered deck or watch the world stroll by from the front porch. Condo features 12’ ceilings, glossy hardwood flooring, an abundance of natural lighting and beautiful working fireplaces. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Ask agent about parking!

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



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.

1117 Burgundy $425,000

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

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

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




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



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

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




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

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 914-882-1212.


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

Stunning Restored Victorian

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


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

1208 N. GAYOSO


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

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



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

504-949-5400 1201 Chartres 13 3/2.5 Hdwd Flrs, Renov Kit/Baths, Prkng $2850 1418 Chartres studio charming! Washer/Dryer on site $700 517 Dumaine 2R 2/3 Newly Renov. Jaccuzzi tub. Pool $2500 1000 Royal #4 2/1 Newly renov, gallery balc on royal $2,500 814 Lafayette A 1/1 courtyard off of bd! No smoking $1000 301 Seattle #11 1/1 furnish. Newly renov. Balc. Crtyrd. $1200 712 St Philip Upper 1/1 spacious w/2nd flr balc.Util included. $1895 937 Barracks #1 1/1 Grnd flr apt. New carpet/tile. ctyrd.$875 602 Burgundy 1/1.5 Huge2story!hdwdflrs,hiceils,grtlight $1050 1019 Ursulines 1/1 Grnd flr.hi ceil.lrg kitch.Wtr included $1300

CONDOS FOR SALE 421 Burgundy #1-6 1/1 1014 Esplanade #4 1/1 919 St Philip #6 1/1 1323 Esplanade “A” 1/1 929 Dumaine # 14 studio 1418 Chartres D 2/1 1028 St Philip 2/2 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 1608 N Broad 2/2

Six Total units.Crtyrd & Balc $105k - $235k Ground floor. 2 courtyards! $249,000 spac w/nice floorplan. courtyard $224,000 grndflrw/hiceils&pool.SHORTSALE$149,999 3rd flr condo w/nice light! low dues $106,500 charmw/expbrck.wdbeamscrtyrd$225,000 Sngl fam home w/rear dependency $515,000 Twnhouse style w/prkg,pool&more $145,000 Single fam renov Near fairgrounds $87,500

COMMERICAL 1839 N Rampart 2/4 Dual income.Comm.&resid.Nice renov $329k 512 Wilkinson Row Comm Commercial condo quaint st in FQ. $465,000 We have qualified tenants for your rentals. Call us!

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Gambit > > january 24 > 2012

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


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


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


Beautiful 2 story single house, 4BR/3BA. Study, fenc’d yrd, off st prking, cen a/h, appliances including w&d. 2blks to streetcar line, walking dist to rests, Citypark & supermrkt. $1550/mo+sec dep+lse. 504-628-0557.



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

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4716 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 504-482-7897

DORIAN M. BENNETT • 504-236-7688

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 830 St. Philip - 1 bd/ 1ba pkg ............. $2300 713 Camp - 1 bd/ 1ba Furn ............. $2200 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1.5ba ............. $1500 822 Touro - 1 bd/ 1ba pkg ............. $900 5446 Dauphine - 3 bd/ 2 ba .................. $900 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL

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


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


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


Just pennies a day.


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

1113 Cadiz Street

Large 1 bedroom, Central A/H, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer , Water Paid. $1000/month. Call 899-4494.


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

3222 Napoleon Rooms For Rent

Spacious house, 4 large private bedrooms. Large equipped kitchen, 3 baths, dining room, front porch. Central heat & air $625 each includes all utilities & internet, cable & laundry facilities. No Pets + Deposit 504-376-4676. Grad students welcome.


Combination br, kitch & bth, hi ceil. No pets. $625/mo + dep & lse. 895-6394 or cell 289-9977.


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

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Gambit > > january 24 > 2012

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(c) 504.343.6683 (O) 504.895.4663

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



1208/1210 S. GENOIS

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

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

(504) 895-4663

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Saturday, JANUARY 28th

Georgian Line Inlaid Mahogany Bow Front Chest, c. 1810.

at 9:00 A.M

Over 900 Items Exhibition and full color catalogue available for viewing at:

Scottish George III Brass-Mounted Mahogany Tallcase Clock, ca. 1800, H.68-1/2 in., W.- 18 in., D.- 9-1/2 in..

A New Orleans Carnival Krewe of Proteus Ball Invitation from February 23, 1903, “Cleopatra”, Open- H.- 13 5/8 in., W.- 14 1/4 in.

Alexander Drysdale, “Moss Draped Oak and Cypress,” early 20th c., oil wash on paper, verso with Drysdale’s business card attached, H.- 19 1/2 in., W.- 29 1/2 in.

French Carved Oak Bookcase Cupboard, 19th c., the base with high relief carved doors with cartouches of Natur Morte scenes, H.- 103 in., W.- 64 in., D.- 24 1/4 in.

Julie Martin,”Ariel,” 1991, and “Fallen Angel,” carved marble, H.- 29 1/2 in., W.11 in., D.- 5 3/4 in. ,and H.- 17 1/2 in., W.- 9 1/2 in., D.- 3 3/4 in.

Silver includes Gorham Sterling Ladle, Dominick and Haff Sterling Ladle, Spanish Colonial Coin Silver Ladle, Napkin Rings, Russian Silver.

Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), “Portrait of a Woman with a Blue Necklace,” mid 20th c., oil on canvas, signed l.l., H.- 25 in., W.- 20 in.

Part of the Selection of Chinese Porcelains.

George Henry Boughton (1833-1905), “View of the Village,” late 19th c., watercolor, signed l.l., H.- 5 1/8 in., W.- 13 3/4 in.

Selection of Jewelry includes Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, Tanzanites, and Pearls’ Unusual Steer Horn Armchair, late 19th c., H.- 41 in., W.- 26 1/2 in., D.- 26 1/2 in.

Dedrick B. Stuber (18781954), “The Stream Through the Forest,” 20th c., oil on canvas, laid to masonite, signed l.l., H.- 20 in., W.- 16 in.

Ramon Orlina (1944- ), “Glass Sculpture,” 2001, signed and dated on lower edge, H.- 9 3/4 in., W.- 7 1/4 in., D.- 3 3/4 in.

Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC

French Provincial Carved Cherry Double Door Armoire, c. 1800, H.- 95 1/2 in., W.- 60 in., D.- 24 1/4 in.

Colette Pope Heldner (1902-1990) “Swamp Idyll”, oil on board, signed lower left, signed and titled verso, H.- 30 in., W.- 12 in.

1015 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70113 504-529-5057 • 504-529-6057 15% Buyers Premium For a complete catalog, visit our website at: LA Auc Lic 1354, 1529

Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), “Mermaid on the Beach,” 1980, oil on canvas, signed and dated l.r., H.- 19 1/2 in., W.- 23 5/8 in.

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