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what’s the buzz(word)? By Lauren Feeney Q: What political words struck you as particularly interesting this year? Geoffrey Nunberg: Like all campaigns, this one generated a bunch of nine-day wonders — words of the week or month like “Romnesia,” “Etch-a-Sketch,” “self-deportation,” “unskew” and so forth. Others were more insistent — “dark money,” “SuperPAC.” When I was trying to pick a word of the year for my Fresh Air language feature, I was tempted by (Mitt) Romney’s “47 percent.” I think it stands for a shift in the language of class in American politics, as a kind of bookend to last year’s “1 percent.” The right used to insist that there were no classes in America — even to mention the word was class warfare. Now they’ve drawn up their own battle lines in the middle. But it’s a little misleading to focus on that one item — words really fly in flocks, and this one comes with “moochers,” “takers,” and “lucky duckies,” the repellent term coined by The Wall Street Journal about a decade ago, not to mention “gifts” and “goodies.” And in particular there’s “entitlement”— not a recent word, of course, but it figured a lot in the election, particularly after (Paul) Ryan’s nomination, and it has been shifting its meaning in what I’ve described as a kind of semantic sleight-of-hand. Time was that “entitlement” was a positive word which implied that people had a moral right to certain government benefits. Bill Moyers recalls what [President Lyndon Johnson] said to the Republicans about Medicare: “By God, you can’t treat Grandma this way. She’s entitled to it.” Then the word got colored by the

psychological meaning it has in “sense of entitlement,” where it implies an unwarranted claim to something. When people on the right talk about the “entitlement society” nowadays, there’s an unspoken “unearned” in the background; it evokes the “culture of dependency” narrative — “entitlement” has become just another word in that “47 percent” and “moocher” lexicon. Q: So what did you finally pick for your Word of the Year? Nunberg: I went with “Big Data.” Not everybody is familiar with it. It didn’t get the wide exposure of “47 percent,” but it was the talk of Silicon Valley and Davos, and it was all over the place in venues like Forbes, The Economist and The New York Times tech and business sections. And whether or not you knew what it was called, you knew about its effects — the software called analytics that chews over all the data we’re kicking up from our web surfing, page 9



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our tweets, our purchases, our cable boxes, our Facebook pages and our cell phones. There are Big Data analytics behind a lot of the threats to our privacy — those ads that follow us as we move around the Web, the websites that sell or swap our personal information, the “stalker apps” that track our physical location — that has to be a strong candidate for creepiest word of 2012. And even more ominously, there are the security agencies that are combing over our travel and credit card records trolling for possible terrorists. Those have some people wondering if we’re moving in increments toward the surveillance state — just last March the Justice Department authorized agencies to retain for five years the personal data of people who aren’t suspected of terrorism. But Big Data has also changed the way we do epidemiology, economics, sociology, even linguistics — and by-the-by, it was the superiority of the (President Barack) Obama campaign’s voter data and analytics that helped them overcome the Republicans’ financial advantages in reaching voters. So it’s not a good or bad thing in itself, but it forces us to rethink our notions of privacy and personal information. Q: What does it mean when people call this a “post-truth” era? Are they right?

Q: One of the most deceptive phrases in vogue this year is “right to work.” Any idea who came up with that one? Can you think of any others that are quite so deceptive? Nunberg: “Right to work” has a long and fascinating history — it could stand in for the whole drift of political language over the past 150 years. The phrase was coined (as the droit au travail) by the French socialist Louis Blanc and became a slogan in the 1848 French Revolution, which was the first revolution in which workers demanded jobs rather than bread. Throughout the second half of the 19th century, the “right to work” was a fundamental principle of socialism, and it’s set down as an article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, where it refers to the right to have a job with fair and decent working conditions and protection against unemployment. But the phrase was co-opted at the beginning of the 20th century by

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Nunberg: The phrase “post-truth” has been out there for a while. Sometimes it just meant that people are lying more than they used to, but that’s not interesting — after all, every generation sees itself as beset with mendacity. Post-truth now means more than that. It’s an indifference to the truth, as if you don’t care whether what you say is going to be believed or is even believable, or whether you’re going to be called on it. I think Romney’s charges about Obama’s “apology tour” are a good example. Nobody buys it, though it gives some partisans pleasure to pretend to. To the rest, it’s more like, “Apology tour? Really?” It’s an attitude you run into on both sides, but there’s a huge chunk of the right that has made it the basis of a whole worldview. It’s not just birtherism or global warming denial. There are sites out there like Conservapedia that provide a whole alternate cosmology, down to the correct conservative positions on Anglo-Saxon literature, the Theory of Relativity and Bobby Vinton. And if you’re willing to buy into all that as an article of faith or as a sign of solidarity with your fellows, then it’s a trivial matter to accept that Obama went on an apology tour or that the Affordable Care Act is an assault on American freedom that’s edging us to a communist takeover. Jonathan Haidt has described this phenomenon using William Gibson’s notion of a consensual hallucination, and the thing to focus on here is the sense of collective identity that comes from defining your beliefs in opposition to the other guy’s. It’s connected to the way the discourse of the right has become hermetic and self-referential. I’m not thinking just of Fox News or (Rush) Limbaugh, but of online discussions and Twitter. There’s a group of Michigan researchers who have been doing large-scale statistical analysis of tweeting, and they’ve found that conservatives are more densely connected, retweet each other much more frequently and stick to a narrower range of topics than liberals do. That creates the bubble environment that licenses politicians to make these off-the-wall charges, then answer the people who challenge them with, “Well, we won’t let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” or that marvelous remark Jon Kyl made after claiming that 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services were abortions, “It was not intended to be a factual statement.” You’re not going to hear that sort of thing from Democrats. Not that they’re above a little mendacity now and again, but they tend to be more traditionalist about it.

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opponents of the labor movement, who wanted to depict themselves as defending the interests of workers, rather than of employers. One of the earliest examples of this use of the phrase that I’ve found came from a 1903 editorial titled “The Right to Work” in The Baltimore American, which attacked labor for paralyzing business and denounced their demands for fair wages and limited work hours as a kind of tyranny: “Any organization, whether laborers or capitalists, which interferes with a man’s right to work when he pleases, where, how long, and for what wages, is unjust and unAmerican.” In the decades following that, the phrase became a watchword in the fight against the closed shop and the union shop, until “right to work” laws were sanctioned by the Taft-Hartley Act over President Harry Truman’s veto in 1947. Now you have George Will praising the Michigan Republicans for “striking a blow for individual liberty,” which could have come from that 1903 editorial. Q: OK, so how should progressives talk about these laws? Nunberg: Labor and its supporters sometimes call them “right-to-freeload” laws. That isn’t inaccurate but it stresses the conflict between workers and makes bad guys out of the ones who won’t pay union dues, while it leaves the employers off the hook. Others have called them “corporate servitude laws.” That plays well to the liberal benches, but it’s not going to be very persuasive to the people in places like Michigan or Wisconsin who are on the fence about these questions — including a fair number of Republicans, as the California Labor Federation discovered in its successful campaign this year against a Republican-backed proposition that would have virtually banned union political activity. Those voters are sympathetic to working people but they don’t bristle whenever they hear the word “corporation.” And they don’t think of working as a Wal-Mart associate as “servitude,” just as a really crappy job. Like too much of the rhetoric of the left, the name is designed to make liberals feel good about their moral values, rather than to widen support or dispel the image of liberal sanctimoniousness. There are a couple of points you need to make about these laws. First, they’re designed by employers to break the power of unions by pitting workers against workers. And the laws tilt the playing field — employers can effectively compel stockholders to contribute to their agendas, but unions are blocked from calling on their members in the same way. But I don’t know that we need a new name for them — that’s all covered by that fine old phrase “union busting,” which was the criticism raised against TaftHartley — and not just by labor, but by Dwight Eisenhower. Even in a bad era for unions, the phrase still sounds ugly and makes opponents of labor defensive (it played a bit part in the anti-Prop 52 campaign). Of course “right-to-work” is so deeply anchored by now that a lot of the media are going to keep using it, but in that case you at least can insist that they prefix it with “so-called” or stick it in quotation marks — as in “so-called ‘right to work’ states,” and so on. Q: Many think that the Newtown shootings have changed the climate around guns. Have you heard any shifts in language?




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Nunberg: Language does a lot of work here. “Gun control,” “confiscation,” “gun violence” — each of them trails a whole stream of associations. One thing that’s very striking, though, is the way words are used to smuggle dubious premises into the conversation that you couldn’t get away with bringing in by the front door. Take the charge that liberals have been “politicizing” the Newtown shootings, which is what you often hear in these situations. The idea is that people’s emotions are being exploited to advance an extraneous political agenda. But you can’t politicize what is already a policy concern. Saying that gun control advocates are politicizing mass shootings is like saying that advocates of stricter food standards are politicizing salmonella outbreaks. Another word I’ve been hearing a lot is “evil,” not simply as a description of what happened but as an explanatory hypothesis — evil as a force that will have its way in the world whatever we try to do to stop it. The American Spectator’s John R. Coyne Jr. made a remark that went viral on the right: “There is evil in the world. It’s beyond mental illness, beyond gun control. It is evil.” It’s a counsel of helplessness: it kicks the whole problem upstairs to an insoluble theological mystery. But it’s a meretricious nonsequitur. “There will always be evil” — you could say exactly the same thing to demonstrate the futility of trying to curb child abuse or insider trading. There are always germs in the world, too. — This story originally appeared on and is used with permission.

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REP. LANDRY LEAVES D.C. WITH A BANG Rep. Jeff Landry may have gotten bounced out of Congress last month when he lost the redrawn 3rd Congressional District to fellow Republican Rep. Charles Boustany — but Landry left with his reputation as a bomb thrower intact, slamming House speaker John Boehner for

being squishy on fiscal issues — specifically, the “fiscal cliff” vote, which passed with Boehner’s support just days before the House was to elect a new speaker. “while establishment Republicans and the media blamed Tea Party conservatives for holding up a deal, we found out last night that speaker Boehner was willing all along to balk 150 members of his caucus and join with the Democrats to raise taxes,” Landry fumed in an op-ed, adding, “For our movement’s sake, i hope someone steps up to the challenge tomorrow on the House floor.” Landry also appeared on CNN, saying the vote put America “on a road to economic calamity.” The next day, only nine Republicans broke from party lockstep to vote for someone other than Boehner, who defeated Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi 220-192 to keep his speakership. Landry is considered to be eyeing a faceoff against Mary Landrieu for her senate seat. That election will be held next year. — KeviN ALLMAN


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NEW COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT Louisiana’s junior senator, David Vitter, has been assigned to the U.s. senate environment and Public works Committee, a wide-reaching panel with jurisdiction over the U.s. Army Corps of engineers and the upcoming water Resources Development Act, which could dictate how federal funds are spent on Louisiana river dredging projects. vitter, a Republican, and his Democratic counterpart, sen. Mary Landrieu, partnered last year to pass a federal transportation bill including the “ResTORe Act,” which dictates how 80 percent of the Clean water Act fines from the 2010 Gulf oil disaster will benefit Gulf states. vitter will again have to partner with Democrats to help get Louisiana interests included in the water Resources Development Act — vitter is the committee’s top-ranking conservative Republican, rivaling sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who has chaired the committee since 2007. The committee also has jurisdiction over the environmental Protection Agency (ePA), of which vitter has been a vocal critic — most recently against former director Lisa Jackson, who announced her intention to resign just before the beginning of the new year. vitter charged that Jackson, who grew up in New Orleans, resigned because of a personal email account that he said furthered the ePA’s “extreme agenda.” “i’m excited about the opportunity to continue my service on each of these committees that have direct impact on issues of vital interest to Louisianans,” vitter said in a statement. “My increasing influence on the environment and Public works Committee will be particularly important as i work for critical water and coastal resources for Louisiana while continuing the fight to roll back the stifling ePA regulations that threaten to cripple our energy economy.” — ALeX wOODwARD

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Stuck in neutral iscal cliff” and “reform” are hot political buzzwords these days, in Washington as well as Louisiana. Our state faced a so-called fiscal cliff in 2010, but it turned out to be little more than a speed bump. Nowadays, Gov. Bobby Jindal is touting “tax reform” as one of his primary goals in 2013. Reforming Louisiana’s arcane tax code is always a laudable idea, especially if it alleviates Jindal’s annual gutting of higher education and health care budgets. Unfortunately, the governor hasn’t offered any specifics of what he means by “tax reform.” Instead, he speaks in platitudes and talking points — much like he did last year on the topic of “education reform.” One thing he has made clear: He wants his tax plan to be “revenue neutral.” That’s another buzzword. Supposedly, it means the plan will not raise more revenue next fiscal year than the current tax code raises this year. Somehow, he promises, it will be fairer and more business friendly — whatever that means. Politically, it means a great deal to Jindal, who continues to pump up his resume (and maintain his “tax virginity”) as he prepares to run for president in 2016. The concept of revenue neutrality also appeals to hard-line fiscal conservatives, who would prefer less taxes and less spending — but it does nothing to fix Louisiana’s long-standing problems. Our state has neglected its infrastructure for decades while slashing higher education and health care budgets every time there’s a revenue shortfall. No governor in history has cut higher education and health care more than Jindal. That’s ironic, because his first two jobs in state government were in those arenas. The cuts — more than half a billion dollars to higher ed alone — go way past “trimming the fat.” After five consecutive years of draconian cuts, our public universities are hemorrhaging talent. Given that stark reality, the concept of “revenue neutrality” strikes us as irresponsible. We are not alone. Last week, the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization issued a strongly worded letter condemning Jindal’s elimination of the Medicaid Hospice Benefit. The benefit has allowed the state to spend Medicaid funds on in-home, end-of-life hospice care rather than channeling terminally ill patients into the state hospital system. Moving dying patients into intensive care units, the group contends, will cost four times more than allowing them to remain at home. The Jindal administration contends that eliminating the benefit will save the state more than $10 million in 2014 — but that says nothing about the cost in human terms. Meanwhile, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which identified

Louisiana as one of the states with “potential for major tax reform in 2013,” warned, “The focus on revenue neutrality means that tax reform is unlikely to help Louisiana better meet the needs of its taxpayers in future years.” The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP), an independent nonprofit, has monitored state spending through several administrations, both Republican and Democratic. “We fundamentally disagree with the governor’s position that this has to be revenue-neutral,” LBP director Jan Moller told Gambit. “If you’re going to go through this exercise of who should pay more and who should pay less, we should do it with an eye toward raising revenue.” What could be cleaned up? Moller suggests that Louisiana stop allowing taxpayers to deduct all of their federal income taxes on state returns — a deduction that Louisiana shares with only two other states, Iowa and Alabama. We

Unfortunately, the governor hasn’t offered any specifics of what he means by ‘tax reform.’ suggest phasing out the deduction over several years so the impact is softened. Elsewhere, reform groups such as the Council for a Better Louisiana and the Public Affairs Research Council are preparing to release their suggestions. We look forward to hearing from them, and we hope the governor will take their recommendations to heart. Jindal and his advisers have said “everything is on the table” when it comes to tax reform — another vague promise. The governor has indicated he will unveil his tax reform plans later this month or in early February. We hope he keeps that promise. So far, his tax reform plan sounds a lot like the “education reform” plan he touted last year at this time. Details of that plan were not released until the legislation was filed at the eleventh hour — then it was rammed through the Legislature at a breakneck pace. Time has shown that to be a flawed way to make major policy changes. The more time lawmakers and the public have to digest the specifics of the governor’s plan, the better.

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Bowling Green, Ky., where they lived for  two years while she attended school. She  later moved to New York, but Capote returned to New Orleans to live with his father  for a short time before moving to Monroeville,  Ala., where he lived with three elderly cousins  who had cared for his mother early in her life.     Capote’s parents divorced, and Lillie  Mae later married a wealthy Cuban imRobert migrant, Joseph Capote, who adopted  Truman. His name was changed to Truman  Dear Robert,     Capote, author of literary classics includ- Garcia Capote, and he was enrolled in  Trinity School in New York City. Truman  ing In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, sometimes claimed he was born at the  shuffled between the Big Apple and rural  Alabama for the next several years, but his  Hotel Monteleone, but the truth is he was  true sense of identity and the literature he  born at Touro Infirmary on Sept. 30, 1924.  At the time his parents, Lillie Mae and Arch  created were more rooted in Alabama.  Both of his parents were Alabamians, and  Persons, were living at the hotel. He was  christened Truman Streckfus Persons, his  Truman’s extended visits to Monroeville and  his close friendship with Monroeville native  middle name an homage to the Streckfus  family, who operated the pleasure steamers  Harper Lee (who won a Pulitzer Prize for  her only published novel, To Kill a MockingCapitol and President and for whom his  bird) influenced his writing. father worked. Capote was too young to  remember it, but his first home was at 1801  Robert St., where his family lived for more  Hey Blake, than a year. There used to be an amazing sculp    In an interview with Don Lee Keith of  ture on South Rampart and ComThe Times-Picayune in 1972, Capote said  mon streets. It was a street lamp  his mother was 17 years old when he was  collection. Where did it go? born, and she later decided she wanted  Tom Yeend III to go to college. Lillie Mae took her son to  Hey Blake,

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Dear Tom,     I hope lots of folks got to see this brilliant  sculpture while it was in our city because  now it is at the National Gallery of Canada.     The work, titled Majestic, takes its name  from a local New Orleans funeral home  where the piece originally was conceived  and later created by Michel de Broin, an  internationally recognized artist who won  the 2007 Sobey Art Award. Majestic is  a satellite-shaped structure constructed 

from decommissioned New Orleans street  lamps and is illuminated at night. It was  produced in New Orleans by local artisans  using street lamp poles and other fixtures  damaged during Hurricane Katrina; it is  part of international art exhibition Prospect.2 New Orleans. De Broin said reclaiming items and using them for another  purpose was a symbol of New Orleans  becoming reorganized after chaos and  creating new opportunities. 


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he New Orleans Saints’ regular season ended with a 44-38 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 31. It was essentially a snapshot of how the 2012 season played out as a whole. At times the offense looked good, as Saints quarterback Drew Brees and company jumped to a 24-13 lead early in the third quarter — then went dormant. By the time the team started up again, it was too late. The Panthers offense accumulated 530 yards, putting an exclamation mark on the Saints’ total-yards-allowed-in-a-single-season mark and yoking the Black and Gold with the title “worst defense in NFL history.” The final tally for the season was 7,042 yards, more than any other defense has given up since the league began. (The Saints surpassed the record 6,793 yards set by the Baltimore Colts in 1981.) That’s 4 miles. The question is: What happened? Steve Spagnuolo was brought in as defensive coordinator to improve a Gregg Williams defense that had become predictable to other teams, and to be less risky in key situations late in games. What took place instead was that opposing offensive play-

ers had career days against the Saints defense. Saints fans and the media have taken turns laying blame on different players. But the New Year started with something that rarely happens at Saints camp — a player took a coach to task. An anonymous player told The Times-Picayune that Spagnuolo is as much to blame as are the players. Since the Sean Payton era began in 2006, there have been very few times that a player has Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo signals expressed displeasure about from the sidelines to players on the field during a teammate or coach, so the the New Orleans Saints’ 41-0 rout of the Tampa incident raised eyebrows. Bay Buccaneers Dec. 16. He said things that added to PHOTO BY MICHAEL C. HEBERT/NEW ORLEANS SAINTS the failure were the complexity of the defensive scheme, as soon as he returns: Was poor play by Spagnuolo’s failure to accept input from the defense a product of the scheme or players and a personality that made it difteam members? ficult to communicate with him. It’s a combination of both. Spagnuolo’s The Times-Picayune report brought a defense is complex and, as linebacker key question to the forefront, one head Curtis Lofton said in the T-P article, it’s one coach Sean Payton will have to address

that requires thinking before and during the play. It was a change from a simpler defense that Williams ran, which can be tough for some players. Spagnuolo should recognize that and adjust. Too many times this season, however, players were in position to make plays and simply didn’t. The fundamental level of the team was poor — tackling, angle of attack, losing one-onone battles. They need to get faster and become more physical. Payton must decide the best course for making a quick turnaround: change the philosophy of the defense based on the players now on the roster — or make personnel changes, which could be difficult because of salary cap limits. It’s been suggested by fans and some reporters that changing to a 3-4 defense could do the trick. Firing Spagnuolo isn’t the answer; it would be the fourth defensive coordinator the Saints have hired since Payton became head coach. Let’s see what happens in the offseason when Payton returns. If the defense doesn’t improve quickly, then we’ll know the anonymous Saint was right on the money.

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a lifeline for reform ouisiana politics for the past halfcentury has mostly been a struggle between the forces of modernization or “reform” and entrenched interests seeking to preserve the status quo. Before that, as A. J. Liebling famously noted, “reform” in Louisiana meant moving the fat hogs away from the trough so that the lean hogs could get their fill. Not long after Liebling published The Earl of Louisiana, a group of business and civic leaders gathered in New orleans to try to change the paradigm. They sought systemic, long-term changes. They were already part of an independent policy research group called PAR — the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana — but PAR was not a lobbying group, which meant its recommendations often were ignored. As often happens in New orleans, a decision was made over lunch. Two local businessmen, Darwin Fenner and Edgar stern Jr., kicked around the idea of a political action group to promote PAR’s agenda. Their discussion grew to include more than a dozen, and eventually almost 100, civic and business leaders across the state. The organization they formed

was the Council for A Better Louisiana, or CABL ( The year was 1962, and in the five decades since, CABL has been a leading force for reform in Louisiana. Not the kind of “lean-hogs-getting-their-fill” reform so astutely observed by Liebling, but real, lasting, systemic reform. By today’s standards some of the changes adopted as a result of CABL’s efforts seem quaint, but at the time each required nothing short of political warfare. In the 1960s, CABL helped secure passage of the state’s first Code of Ethics and convinced lawmakers to invest idle state funds, which previously sat in politically connected banks — earning no interest. In 1965, CABL helped lead the fight to end government-sanctioned segregation by convincing then-Gov. John McKeithen to create the state’s first biracial Commission on Human Relations. It also pushed for better governance of higher education by helping establish the forerunner of today’s Board of Regents. In the 1970s and ’80s (and since), CABL was a leading advocate for campaign finance legislation and tax reform, the latter of which remains a front-burner

‘The history of CABL is to a large degree the history of the modern reform movement in Louisiana.’ — Barry Erwin, CABL president issue in Louisiana. (see Commentary, p. 12.) CABL also promoted the 1984 World’s Fair in New orleans. Though not a financial success for its investors, the fair rejuvenated downtown New orleans and created the Warehouse Arts District, which remains one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. More recently, CABL pushed for legislation establishing term limits, ending retirement benefits for lawmakers, prohibiting candidates and elected officials from accepting contributions from gaming interests, strengthening ethics laws,

calling local option elections on gambling, increasing school accountability and supporting community colleges. The above list is far from all-inclusive, but it shows that CABL, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, has been a lifeline for reform in Louisiana. “The history of CABL is to a large degree the history of the modern reform movement in Louisiana,” says Barry Erwin, CABL’s president. “CABL was not the only player, and not all of CABL’s efforts have been successful. However, the story its accomplishments tell is one of generations of committed men and women [who] shared at least one thing in common — a passionate desire to make Louisiana a better place for all of its citizens.” Looking ahead to 2013, Erwin says CABL will continue to push for public education reform, which in recent years has become the group’s main focus. “This means objective analysis of academic results, accountability and making changes where needed,” he says. CABL’s history teaches us that “reform” is a never-ending process in Louisiana.

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undreds of thousands of celebrities, dignitaries, CEOs, media, major NFL advertisers and possibly several average football fans are expected to arrive in New Orleans sometime between the end of this month and Feb. 3. Super Bowl 2013, like all Super Bowls, is about the logistics of movement, similar in size to a large military deployment. Most of these people will expect to eat at least once a day — probably more often in New Orleans — and virtually all will want to sleep indoors. The problem is the New Orleans metropolitan area only has about 37,000 hotel rooms, fewer by half than the seating capacity of the Superdome. And the NFL was guaranteed thousands of those in 2009 as part of the deal the league made when it picked New Orleans as this year’s host city. As the supply winds down to almost nothing, nightly rates have skyrocketed. Available rooms in the downtown skyscraper hotels are nonexistent. Tulane Avenue’s motels and motor courts are charging hundreds of dollars a night — if you can find one. According to several recent media reports, Super Bowl attendees are reserving large numbers of rooms in Baton Rouge. There remains another, much closer option: short-term rentals advertised on Craigslist, and personal sites often run by agents or brokers. Searching for the term “Super Bowl” on Craigslist New Orleans’ housing section shows more than 10 new posts every day — even though such ads are often illegal and advertisers can be subject to steep fines and jail time. Gambit found dozens of apparently illegal short-term rental properties for the Super Bowl posted on Craigslist in late December. The homes were in every corner of the city and ranged from modest one- or two-bedroom apartments to mansions. That this goes on so flagrantly is understandable, given the payoffs some homeowners anticipate. While illegal short-term rentals are always a problem in a tourism-heavy city like New Orleans, particularly during events like Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the listed prices for Super Bowl week rentals are averaging more than $1,000 per night. Among the more notable homes recently advertised is a half-duplex on St. Charles Avenue owned by Dean Kelly, the former model and Aerosmith video star now under house arrest as he awaits trial for allegedly raping two teenage girls. The house is listed at $2,000 for Super Bowl weekend. The advertiser, Kelly Realty, did not return multiple requests for comment. There’s also a luxury penthouse on Lafayette Street, purportedly featured on the reality TV real estate show House Hunters. This home is going for $6,800 per night during Super Bowl week. The ad, posted on Craigslist Dec. 26, said the



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offer is for a five-day minimum rental: $34,000 plus a security deposit. The listed owners are Monique and Tim Breaux, who also are offering other properties at the nearby Cotton Mill Condominiums. Contacted by phone, Tim Breaux said all his listings are intended to be rented for at least three months. That would not be in violation of the City Code, which defines “short-term” as anything rented for less than 60 days in the French Quarter and 30 days elsewhere. “These are not going to be shortterm. These are going to be leases,” Breaux said. Even some lawyers are advertising their properties. Elizabeth Haecker Ryan is a director of the Coats Rose law firm and an adjunct law professor at Tulane University. Her State Street home is listed at $10,000 for the Super Bowl. Maid service is included. When Gambit reached her by phone, Ryan declined to comment. “I’ve been hearing my neighbors over on my side of town who are being offered $35,000 for their house for five days,” said Bonnie Rabe, president of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO) and owner of the



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Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast on St. Charles Avenue. “Some of them are taking it and some of them are not.” Though the Super Bowl appears to have created a citywide spike in illegal rentals, and certainly has set price records for many of them, some neighborhoods, particularly the French Quarter, see these sorts of arrangements advertised throughout the year. Organizations such as French Quarter Citizens and the Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates Inc. (VCPORA) track them and report them to City Hall. But according to VCPORA board member Mia Matassa, whose family owns Matassa’s Market, enforcement often is lax — even though taxes from legal short-term rentals, as well as fines from illegal ones, are a potential revenue stream for the cash-strapped city. All legal rentals must undergo inspection and owners must pay taxes on rental income — anywhere from 50 cents per room night for small bed-andbreakfasts (B&Bs) to the full 13 percent hotel-motel tax for larger operations. “What surprises me is that the city isn’t going after this because it needs money,” Matassa said, picking up a stack of rental printouts from “This right here is a pile of shortterm rentals that the city is not collecting revenue from. … It’s amazing to me that no one can figure out where these are. You stand on the corner of Dauphine and St. Claude where our grocery store


This private residence on State Street is listed for $10,000 for Super Bowl. The house on the left is advertised for rent during the Super Bowl, and is next door to a permitted B&B, according to city records.

The illegal short-term ordinance is

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is, we have one, two, three, four — going each direction.” Brian Furness, who runs Gentry House, a permitted B&B in the French Quarter, pays $600 a year for his permit. He also pays 50 cents in hotel occupancy tax per occupied room night. “I probably pay about $500, $550 [in taxes] or something like that,” Furness said. He co-chairs French Quarter Citizens’ short-term rental committee with Jerry Zachary. Both agreed with Matassa about lax enforcement by the city government. “Every decade or so, someone like yourself writes an article,” Zachary said. “There’s a little hullabaloo, and nothing happens. We’ve tossed it around forever.”

under “criminal law” in the Municipal Code, but the New Orleans Police Department isn’t responsible for enforcement. That’s handled by the Bureau of Revenue. Advertisers for unlicensed rentals are supposed to receive a letter of warning for a first offense. Subsequent ads, if discovered by the city, can result in $500 fines and up to 30 days jail time for violators. Yet examining a list of every permitted hotel, motel, bed and breakfast and guesthouse, it’s clear that many of the homes now being advertised — in some cases multiple times — aren’t on the city’s regulatory radar. Anne Beck, a licensed real estate agent for Coxe Property Management & Leasing, administers a website featuring vacation rentals. As of last week, her website showed six homes — in the French Quarter, the page 23

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Travelodge Westbank (Harvey): $200/night Sleep Inn (Slidell): $299/night


Candlewood Suites (Avondale): $359/night


Best Western Isabelle Court (Galliano): $149/night


Flo and Joe Guest House (Uptown): $400/night


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Central Business District, Uptown and Mid-City. None are on the city’s list of permitted short-term rentals. In a phone interview, Beck said she didn’t know they needed a permit. “I’m not even aware of such a thing,” she said. “We do corporate rentals as a mainstay of our business, so the owners have asked me to rent for Super Bowl. We’re a real estate company. We’re not in the hotel business. This is not something we usually do.” Byron Jeanice, who owns one of the houses on Beck’s website, said he didn’t know about the requirement either. He said he planned to ask Beck to remove his listing from the site. (It was still up as of late last week.) Rabe, however, said she believes many agencies and property owners are aware of the law but choose to flout it. She said the problem isn’t ignorance — it’s the process. Certain


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New Orleans’ Code of Ordinances Section 54-491.1. addresses short-term rentals, as well as the city’s responsibility to publish a semiannual report with a list of violators.

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(f) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall receive a written warning regarding such violation. For a second offense, such person shall be fined not less than $500. On a third or subsequent conviction of a violation of this section, the offender shall be fined not less than $500 and sentenced to not less than 30 days in jail. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, any person offering to rent premises which appear on the approved list published at the time of such offer shall not be subject to prosecution hereunder. (i) No later than August 1, 2004, the city shall publish the approved list. It shall also be the duty of the chief administrative officer of the city to order the preparation of a semiannual report to the city council stating: (1) The names of any person or persons who have been found in violation of this section; (2) The number of complaints made under this section; (3) The administrative action taken by the city; (4) The number of complaints referred to the city attorney’s office for prosecution; and (5) The outcome or disposition of said referrals. Said report shall be posted on the Internet site of the city.

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mayoralty permit requires an owner to live in the house as his or her primary residence. Part-time New Orleans residents, who might be especially inclined to rent a home to tourists, have no way of doing it legally. “You have to have a homestead exemption on that property and show that you live there,” she said. “There’s just no place for them in the works anywhere. There’s a need for that kind of language and there’s a need for that kind of rental.” Rabe said PIANO has been discussing the creation of a new designation that would allow for vacation home rentals to be licensed and taxed. “It’s an exorbitant amount of money that is not going to be taxed,” Rabe said. “That’s our big thing: We’re all paying taxes. We’re property owners in the city of New Orleans. They’re not contributing to the city tax base. That’s our really big sticking point. We welcome properties to get licensed and join our community. There’s a definite need for that.” So what’s the city doing about illegal rentals? “The City looks into properties that have received complaints, and when applicable, the Bureau of Revenue will send an administrative subpoena that asks the resident or business to come into compliance with the law,” mayoral spokesman Ryan Berni wrote in an email. “Given the resources we have, we do what we can to discourage companies who are actively advertising illegal short-term rentals.” The law also requires the city to publish a semi-annual report on illegal short-term rental enforcement on its website, which it has not done. Gambit filed a request for records of subpoenas issued and city’s followup actions for the last six months, but as of press time had not received the information. Furness said he doesn’t think the city should go after every advertised property, but he would like to see more enforcement of large-scale guesthouses and real estate agents who advertise multiple properties for many homeowners. “There are two types of illegal shortterm rental operations. … Those on VRBO — you have to pony up money, that’s not a freebie — or [those with] a website,” he said. “There’s all kinds of ways to interact with them. Those are illegal rentals being operated as a business. That has to be the first target. But when your cousin Jed rents his house in Lakeview out for the Super Bowl, that’s more of a mom-and-pop-type thing. That should maybe not come first.”



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t August Moon’s (875 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 504-302-7977; 3635 Prytania St., 504-8995129; West Bank location, which opened in 2011, waiters bustle, carrying heavy trays of Chinese and Vietnamese food to booths in a colorful dining room. Visible from the open kitchen’s window, cooks are hard at work slicing, chopping, stir-frying and arranging food. Owner Phong Nguyen and his wife Cuc opened the original Uptown location in 1993, but the pair longed for a larger restaurant built to their specifications. Every detail in the new building, from lamps to appliances to tiles, was ordered with atmosphere and function in mind. “All the design, decor, kitchen, equipment, everything,” Nguyen says. “When we put it together, all the colors and everything, I liked it. It’s a little strange in here, but I like that.” They arranged the main dining room without center tables to create a sense of privacy for business clients and families, and a 100-seat banquet room features three soothing blue-and-green murals, all watery scenes of various places and eras in Vietnam. Nguyen’s history in the restaurant business goes back to his days as a Cafe Du Monde waiter when he first arrived in New Orleans in 1989. Since opening August Moon, he has studied food management and service techniques in an effort to improve the restaurant. “The restaurant business is a very tough business, but we love doing this because we can create a new dish any time,” he says. “It’s a creative thing,” The current menu, offered at both locations, features items like lightly battered crispy lemongrass shrimp

and mild, creamy August Moon owner crabmeat-andPhong Nguyen asparagus soup. celebrates his August Moon also restaurant’s 20th is known within New anniversary this year. Orleans’ Vietnamese PHOTO By community for its CHERyL GERBER roast duck. Working with his wife and executive chef Joseph Truong, Nguyen says four elements are important when constructing the restaurant’s dishes — huong, or aroma, sac, or color, my, arrangement or presentation and finally vi, or taste. This attention to detail is apparent on each platter. Fried rice is sculpted into globes, and steak entrees are presented on beds of greens for color and contrast. The team also takes note of trends, like the shift toward healthy eating. “Right now everybody cares about health,” Nguyen says. “[So for things like] our Lousiana fresh blue crab, we steam it, we don’t fry it … then glaze [it] with a sauce.” Traditionally indulgent items, like fried shrimp, are flash-fried in hotter oil to reduce fat content. In the future, Nguyen and his wife plan to continue tending to the culmination of one of their biggest dreams. “When I was in my country, in Vietnam, I just wished I could have a new bicycle, but I didn’t have it,” Nguyen says. “When we started with the restaurant business, we dreamed of having a restaurant the same way I dreamed of having a bicycle in my country. [It’s] our dream come true.”

Chefs Nancy Silverton and Johnny Iuzzini present a free cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the housewares department of MAcy’S (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-4844690; Receive a $10 Macy’s gift card and a copy of the Macy’s l rt ra its ma le e d ed S b Fe cr gy aila r v x ta ne s a E e d at an eb R

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Cafe Reconcile update

    Among the many projects pushing for  completion before Super Bowl XLVII is  Cafe Reconcile (1631 Oretha Castle  Haley Blvd., 504-568-1157;, the nonprofit restaurant and training program in Central City.  Director of development David Emond is confident the organization will be ready  to reopen the cafe by the end of January.  The cafe will retain its neighborhood feel,  he says, blending updated decor with the  homespun artwork that has always decorated the walls. The big change will be in  the kitchen.      “We’ll have a state-of-the-art kitchen that  is finally worthy of our students,” Emond  says. “And it will look a lot more like the  kitchens they’ll be working in once they get  out in the world.”      Initially, it will offer a familiar menu —  including white beans and shrimp, a longpage 30

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A Holy Cross restaurant adds its own flavor to Creole tradition.

2010 Reunion Tinto Tia Moore-Henry serves Creole cuisine in a neighborhood restaurant. PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER

By Ian McNulty 


ew Orleans neighborhood restaurants can be idiosyncratic,  but they still tend to share common character traits. There’s  the architectural evidence of a corner grocery or barroom  the building might formerly have housed. There’s Monday red beans  and rice, and the gumbo pot is almost as busy as the fryer. There  are occasional visits from celebrities and devoted regulars who are  ready to sing its praises.      Cafe Dauphine has drawn deeply from the same neighborhood restaurant playbook since opening last summer, but it goes  further. The open dining room is particularly attractive, finished  with seasonal decor and refurbished woodwork, and the menu is  strung with enough distinctive specialties to pin this restaurant to  one’s mental map of good food.      That’s important, because Cafe Dauphine is in the middle of  Holy Cross, a historic Lower 9th Ward enclave that is a bridge  away from the now-buzzing Bywater, but off the beaten path   for restaurants.      It’s run by Tia Moore-Henry, her husband Fred Henry and his  sister Keisha Henry, whose family has deep roots in the area.  Before opening Cafe Dauphine, they had no restaurant experience  and only a recent run catering at church functions and parties. But  they had a strong hunch that their old neighborhood was ready for  a full-service restaurant. While it can be slow at night, lunch is busy  and the after-church rush on Sundays is something to behold.  

    There are well-covered standards including po-boys, seafood  platters and salads with equal parts protein and greens. Unfortunately, fries and dressings taste like prefabricated products available in chain restaurants. The standout dishes are the original  ones, such as the Lizardi rolls. The polar opposite of light, fresh  spring rolls, Lizardi rolls are plump, fried shells encasing shellfish  and cabbage and drizzled with a sticky-sweet sauce. Creole  pepper shrimp is essentially barbecue shrimp made a little less  messy — the shrimp already peeled — with mashed potatoes  sopping up the sauce. The roast beef po-boy is made with rich, if  sometimes chewy, sliced short rib.      Redfish Florentine, a frequent special, could hold its own  against similar entrees at more expensive restaurants, with fresh  spinach sauteed with crawfish tails and red onion in a buttery  sauce that lets the fish’s crisp edges come through. The star of  this menu, however, is the fried stuffed bell peppers, another twist  on an old standby. Crammed with a creamy mix of crab, shrimp  and just a little dressing to bind them, they are like oversized versions of jalapeno poppers, minus the spicy bite. The gumbo has  a thin, dark, uniquely restorative roux that comes directly from the  black Creole gumbo tradition.     It takes a few turns to find this restaurant, tucked deep into its  neighborhood, but with flavor and personality like this, a detour  down Dauphine is worth the trip. 

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With grapes sourced from R.J. Vinedos’  vineyards in Uco Valley, this well-crafted  wine reflects its terroir’s character.  The family-run vineyards are planted at  altitudes of 2,800 to 4,000 feet. Reunion  Tinto is a blend of 40 percent each  malbec and bonarda (aka charbono)  and 20 percent  merlot from 15- to  30-year-old vines.  The wine matured  in a combination  of 70 percent  French oak and  30 percent American, both new  and used barrels,  for four- to sixmonth periods. In  the glass, it offers  aromas of blackberry, black cherry and leather notes. On  the palate, taste plum, blackberry, chocolate undertones, earthy spice, firm tannins  and a hint of smoke on the finish. Open 30  minutes before serving to aerate. Drink it  with grilled meats and sausages, roasted  game, barbecue, pizza, burgers or aged  cheeses. Buy it at: Bacchanal and Swirl  Wine Market. Drink it at: La Boca.

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running Thursday special — but Emond says more complex specials will be added as the cafe gets rolling. The space will be much larger, increasing from 80 seats to 110 inside, plus another 50 in new outdoor dining areas. The cafe is the first and most prominent phase of a redevelopment of Cafe Reconcile’s five-story building, a former furniture store. The second floor will become a reception hall, named the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Hospitality Center after its chief benefactor. The upper levels will house a Family Learning Center, which will offer programs from tutoring to financial literacy and the Shell Business Accelerator Center. Founded in 2000, Cafe Reconcile is open to the public as a breakfast and lunch spot while helping at-risk youth with mentoring, job training in the hospitality industry and job placement assistance in restaurants and hotels around the city.

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Street food at the track


The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (1751 Gentilly Blvd., 504-9445515; is home to a long tradition of horseracing, but that doesn’t mean the track doesn’t embrace popular trends, including exotic animal racing, food trucks and street food vendors. This Saturday, in addition to its normal program of thoroughbred horse racing, the Fair Grounds hosts zebra and ostrich races. A tented outdoor area called the Miller Time Beer Garden features local food purveyors including Woody’s Fish Tacos, BBQ n’ Some, La Cocinita and The Fry Bar as well as a bar and DJs. Exotic animal races drew large crowds at an event last summer, and food trucks also have been an increasingly common amenity at special events at the track. On Saturday, racing begins at 2 p.m. and the exotic animal races begin at 6 p.m. General admission is $10 (free for children 12 and under), and beer garden admission is an additional $15.

Apps happy hour at La Divina

Gelato is the main draw at La Divina Gelateria (3005 Magazine St., 504-3422634;, but there is more than that. Salads assembled with farmers market produce and Italianstyle pressed sandwiches make this small local chain of cafe/gelato parlors lunch destinations too. This week, the original location on Magazine Street introduces a Friday special to showcase more of its unfrozen assets. La Divina is calling the special its “Italian Small Plate Happy Hour,” and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Friday in January, it offers about a dozen dishes, plus drinks from a roving cocktail pop-up. Chef Mia Calamia will prepare dishes like arancini,





n 2012, local service industry veteran Geoffrey Meeker started French Truck Coffee (504-298-1115; as a boutique coffee roaster and distributor. His product began turning up in local restaurants, and he sells to consumers by delivery and through retail outlets like Hollygrove Market & Farm. You might spot Meeker making his rounds in his yellow vintage French work truck, the namesake and easily recognizable emblem of his company. What makes your coffee different from what we can get anywhere else? Meeker: I don’t roast coffee until it’s ordered. In the old days, the corner store would get a bag of coffee and roast some every few days as needed, or people would just roast beans at home. Like a lot of our foods, though, it got mechanized and became distant to people along the way. Coffee is a baked product. If you let it sit around for more than a few days it will get stale. You’ll always see an expiration date on my coffee. Once you have a great cup of freshly roasted coffee it’s an epiphany. Why is coffee getting more attention at restaurants now? M: More (restaurant owners) are thinking about it as one of the things they [must] have that’s really good. You can’t go telling people about the amazing local meat and vegetables you have and then turn around and serve what got dusted off the floor at the roaster. You talk to people who love coffee and they refuse to order coffee at some restaurants because they don’t want it to ruin the experience of a great meal. Does our city’s role as a coffee port make your job easier? M: It’s a blessing and a curse. I have access to a lot of great coffee here and don’t have to deal with shipping it around as much. But the curse is, because there is a coffee culture here, everyone already has their minds made up about what makes great coffee and their brands. I see coffee as a ritual. It’s near and dear to people’s hearts and for many of us it’s the first thing we put in our bodies every day. I take that seriously, so I want that be to a really phenomenal experience. — IAN MCNULTY

or fried risotto balls with porcini mushrooms and truffle oil; dates and apricots stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts wrapped in pancetta; grilled Louisiana shrimp with white beans, arugula and pancetta; and carne brasato, which is local, grass-fed beef shank served with polenta, baby carrots and fried shallots. La Divina is known for its Italian coffees, but at these Friday events stronger options will be available from Alchemy Lounge, a pop-up bar that will serve cocktails designed to pair with the small plates menu.

Battle of New Orleans dinner

As the victor of the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson is memorialized around the city in monuments and place names. This week, his ill-fated opponent, British general Edward Pakenham, will be remembered in a different way — at a wine dinner with a historic theme. On Thursday, the Hotel Mazarin (730 Bienville St., 504-581-7300; www.- will host “Pakenham’s Last Supper” at Louis XVI, the former restaurant inside the French Quarter hotel that is now used as an events venue. Long-time Louis XVI chef Agnes Bellet is preparing a five-course meal of wintry dishes intended to recreate a meal that would have been served at an official function in the early 19th century, from rabbit sausage to calas. The dinner will be served by candlelight. The meal is part of an ongoing series of events marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and leading up to the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, which was fought at Chalmette Battefield in December 1814 and January 1815. Pakenham was killed during the battle, but he’s scheduled to make an appearance at this wine dinner as one of several costumed historical re-enactors included in the program. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and cash bar, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $129, and wine is included. For reservations call (504) 200-3113.

Emeril’s 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393 A menu standby, the pork chop is served with tamarind glaze and green chile mole.

Meauxbar Bistro 942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979 The pork chop comes with tarragon butter or sauce au poivre.

Mr. B’s Bistro 201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078 The wood-burning grill adds smoky flavor to a chop glazed with honey and ginger.

Rue 127 127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571 Jack Daniel’s lends flavor to a pork chop topped with fried onions.

Toups’ Meatery 845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999 A thick chop is juicy throughout and served on a bed of dirty rice.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “What I think we require, as a society, is some sort of collective vomitorium. Not, you appreciate, that I expect you — like those mythical Roman patricians — to void the contents of your stomachs then limp groaning back to the dinner table. No, what I think we should all do is throw up our very obsession with food itself, and enter the new year purged and able to forge a new relationship with whatever we happen to find on our plates.” — British writer Will Self, in an op-ed for BBC News Magazine.




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

AMERICAN Indulge Island grIll — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers everything from seafood and salads to burgers, sandwiches and ribs. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta combines sauteed shrimp, crawfish and catfish in lemonvodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

sOMeTHIn’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. 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. $$ Treasure Island BuFFeT — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL BaYOu Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 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.-

dMaC’s Bar & grIll — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 304-5757; — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys, burgers or salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ dOWn THe HaTCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 5220909; www.downthehatchnola. com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ rendOn Inn’s dugOuT sPOrTs Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THe rIVersHaCK TaVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHaMrOCK Bar & grIll — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www. — 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., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www. — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich

of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS CHeeseBurger eddIe’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www. — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE anTOIne’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FrereT — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. — 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. $$ CaFe nOMa — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma. com — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

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O’HenrY’s FOOd & sPIrITs — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — 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. $$

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FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 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., (504) 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. $

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LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 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. $


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COFFEE/DESSERT PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 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. $

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BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona. com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DELI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — The Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. The Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu.

Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 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. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and corianderspiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 8918495; www.martiniquebistro. com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


OuT to EAT — 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., (504) 8949797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — 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., (504) 561-8844; — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like vealand spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and

JAPANESE CHIbA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 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. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — 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. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www. — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake,

shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oysterstuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS bISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless 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. $$ TOMMY’S WINE bAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 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. $$$

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MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www. —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www. — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepperseared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ThE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers

such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ ThE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 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., (504) 891-2376; — 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. $

SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

ThEO’S NEIGhBORhOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — 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., (504) 486-1600 — This MidCity bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www. — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity. com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 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. $ JUGhEAD’S ChEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — At the back


MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 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. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www. — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme poboy 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., (504) 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes chargrilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road,

GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 241-2548; — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno. com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Reservations recommended. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped wwith Swiss chard,

bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www. — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 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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SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Whip smart Southern Rep opens a dark comedy about role-playing. By Will Coviello


actresses he has seen, complaining that none are real women — instead he says he has seen a parade of dim-witted 24-year-olds who dress like prostitutes or lesbians and pepper their speech with “like” and “y’know.” Vanda (Russell) shows up and appears to fit all the cliches of the women who are not right for the part. She’s late, flustered, curses like a sailor and wears an S&Mstyle dog collar. But she’s insistent and coaxes Thomas into an audition. She’s neither as dumb nor as illiterate as she sounds, and she’s not easy to push around, even though he is the director. That makes her an increasingly attractive actress for the role, and as the audition stretches on, deeper issues surface. Why is Thomas so attached to Venus in Fur? Is it just another role for Vanda, or is there more to her interest in the audition? And do any labels matter if people discover a powerful connection? Southern Rep director Aimee Hayes chose Venus in Fur for the theater’s schedule because it was one of the most successful recent plays to come out of New York. It debuted Off-Broadway in 2010 and reopened on Broadway in 2011. Nina Arianda won numerous awards for best actress in the debut, and the production was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2010. Since its debut, the subjects of dominance and sadomasochism have become more timely.

“I’m intrigued that 50 Shades of Grey became one of the best-selling books of all time,” Hayes says. “It’s a fun timing thing.” She’s also taking advantage of the timeliness by scheduling an after-show discussion following Friday’s preview (opening night is Saturday), featuring Bella Blue, a burlesque dancer; Mimi Schippers, a professor in Tulane University’s Gender & Sexuality Studies Program; and Susan Larson, longtime book reviewer for The Times-Picayune and current WWNO-FM host of The Reading Life.

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uring a darkly humorous and powerful moment in David Ives’ Venus in Fur, Vanda adds insult to injury, and it’s not part of the degradation Thomas romanticizes. While reading a scene from a play within the play, Vanda (Veronica Russell), playing a 19thcentury Austrian woman also named Vanda, is flailing an imaginary birch rod to whip a supplicated Thomas (Todd d’Amour), who is playing the masochist, Severin. She towers over him and rages, “Everything inside me wants to see you writhing under the lash. To hear you beg for mercy. To see a so-called man reduced to womanly tears. … ” But she decides she doesn’t like the monologue and breaks character to tell Thomas, “Look, Tom. I like you. I mean, I really, really like you. But I don’t think this is going to fly.” Whatever suspicious interest Thomas has in playing the role of the submissive disappears. He’s proud of his play, he’s sure it’s perfect as it is, and he’s not going to let an actress tell him otherwise. It throws the two back into a heated battle of wits and wills. Ives’s play is enticingly complicated by the overlapping power dynamics — of an actress auditioning for a director, of their who’s-chasing-whom flirtation and their similarly perverse interest in Venus in Fur. Who’s on top constantly changes, and sometimes, it’s the person on the bottom who controls the action. The smart and often wickedly funny drama kicks off Southern Rep’s regular season of offerings at the Contemporary Arts Center. Both a work of literary merit and a seminal text about masochistic desire, Venus in Fur is a novella published in 1870 by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, from whom masochism takes its name. In it, Severin is so smitten by Vanda that he offers to be her slave. The arrangement also is rooted in a childhood memory he has of being beaten and humiliated by strong women in his home and a dream he has in which he bows to the goddess Venus. In Ives’ play, Thomas has adapted SacherMasoch’s story into a play and is trying to cast the role of Vanda. He is disgusted by the


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TUeSDAY 8 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — fera, gospel & the wolf, square & Compass, bartholomew singer, 8 Banks Street Bar — Harvey Castle, 9 Blue Nile — Jesse moore, 10 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — tommy malone, 8 Circle Bar — netherfriends, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

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Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues (Parish) — Clockwork elvis, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — 101 Drummers feat. lionel batiste Jr., ajay mallory, boubacaar Cisokko & Chris Jones, 8; rebirth brass band, 11 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — too Darn Hot feat. meghan stewart, 6; beth patterson, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — patrick Cooper, 8; michael liuzza, 9; sazerac the Clown’s Cabinet of wonders, 10 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — iguanas, 8:30 Siberia — blind texas marlin, Hillbilly Hotel, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — neal Caine Quintet, 8 & 10

WeDneSDAY 9 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — gravity a, 10 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — michael Hebert, 7 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 7 Circle Bar — Jim o. & the no shows, 6 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — leah rucker, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — spitzer space telescope, buffalo Death rattle, tintypes, 8 House of Blues — Domenic, 7; Cha wa, 11 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Honey island swamp band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — lady butterfly, 6; Chapel blues, 9:30 Old Point Bar — mumbles, 7:30

Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; shotgun Jazz band, 10

Old U.S. Mint — Joe ashlar, noon

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center — tate Carson Quintet, 8

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran, topsy Chapman & palm Court Jazz band, 7

Three Muses — bart ramsey, 4:30; todd Day wait’s pigpen, 7 Tipitina’s — new orleans Viewer’s Choice awards, 7 Vaso — Kyndra Joi & soul theory, 6; ashton & the big easy brawlers, 9; mario abney Quintet, 11

THURSDAY 10 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Heat Dust, new lands, moths, innards, the reptilian, 7 Banks Street Bar — Carlos barrientos & friends, 9 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 Bombay Club — tony seville trio, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — aurora nealand & tom mcDermott, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — spencer bohren & the whippersnappers, 8 Circle Bar — Kids Carsons, 10; idyl, aisha burns, andrew Duhon, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; tom maxwell, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — burke ingraffia, 9:30 Four Points by Sheraton — Desantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — roman skakun, 5; James rivers movement, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — la nola sirene, 9; You Knew me when, 10 Oak — aaron wilkinson & Co., 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — roland guerin, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Charlie miller & Crescent City Joymakers, 7 Preservation Hall — tornado brass band feat. Darryl adams, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rivershack Tavern — Cristian serpas & george neyrey, 7

Rock ‘N’ Bowl — Lil’ Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ Two-Step, 8:30 Saturn Bar — Alex McMurray, 9 Siberia — Slangston Hughes, Fo on the Flo, Raw Revolution, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Matt Perrine, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 4:30; Ian McPhail Quartet, 7:30 Vaso — Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Zena Moses & the Rue Fiya All-Stars, 9:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

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Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Fitzpatrick, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — The Shiz, 8 Hangar 13 — Gal Holiday, 9; Lynn Drury, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — John Doe & Friends, 10:30 Howlin’ Wolf — The Krewe of Rolling Elvi 10th Anniversary feat. Atomic DaddyO, Live Without Elvis, Clockwork Elvis, Jailhouse Rockers, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hooten Hollers, Todd Day Waits Pigpen, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Mali & Double Uptown Shotgun, 10


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Floating Action Old Point Bar — Rick trolsen, 5; J.D. Hill & the Jammers, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Gregg Stafford, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Chuck Credo the 4th, 10 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — Supercharger, 9:30 Siberia — original Shake Charmers, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & the thunder Band, Stacks, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 6:30; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Moonshiners Quartet, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Vaso — Kristina Morales & the Digital Labyrinth, 6; Laginappe Brass Band, 10; Young Pinstripe Brass Band, midnight Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell trio, 5

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8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — Lonesome Leash CD release, 11 Banks Street Bar — Quintessential octopus, Handsome Beast, 9 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 7; Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 11 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; Linnzi Zaorski, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Checkpoint Charlie — Bedlamville triflers, Circle Jerks, Rocket to Russia, 9 Circle Bar — Floating Action, Lackadaisies, Carbon Poppies, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New orleans Streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — Regrets of 27, through the eyes of a Martyr, Dearest Burgundy, Scared of the Dark, 6:30

Famous fans are about the best friends a musician can make — just ask Grizzly Bear or Carly Rae Jepsen. Seth Kauffmann doesnt have Jay-Z or Justin Bieber on speed dial (yet), but his Floating Action records gave forever copacetic My Morning Jacket frontman/shaman Jim James a start. Knighting his previous album Desert Etiquette “a relatively unknown masterwork of our times,” James swooned over Kauffmann’s least immediate (though still woozily charmed) release, likening it to “dancing in crotchless lederhosen across the sunny side of the Swiss Alps ... knowing and believing fully with every ounce of your heart and soul that all of the Floating Action universe, and all of its creatures great and small, is/are/was/were always on JAN your side.” Chalk up the fanciful hyperbole to the intoxicatingly warm crackle 10 p.m. Saturday and unbalanced wobble of warped vinyl. His fifth LP Fake Blood, issued on Circle Bar James’ Removador label, is enough to inspire a highly suspicious Jamesian sonnet: “Seized” laying out the latitudinal boundaries, vintage sea-level island pop 1032 St. Charles Ave. and lo-fi alpine stoner funk; “Been Broken,” on which Kaufmann blows the Flaming (504) 588-2616 Lips a kiss while sleepwalking with Santo & Johnny; and “Complete the Myth” a loved-on and lived-in George Harrison bonhomie. “My plate is empty but my spoon is poised,” he sings on “Not What I Came For.” He’ll get by, with or without a little help from his friends. Lackadaisies and Carbon Poppies open. Admission $5. — NoAH BoNAPARte PAIS


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Preservation Hall — Seva Venet & the Storyville String Band, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Russell Batiste & Friends, 10 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — Tommy Malone, 9:30 Siberia — Good Children CD release, 7; Severin Lagarde benefit feat. Hawg Jaw, Bills, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Dummy Dumpster, Soulfire, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Chris Thomas King Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Pfister Sisters, 6; Mumbles, 9 Tipitina’s — My Lil’ Darlin’: An HBO Treme All-Star Tribute, 8 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Vaso — Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Trumpet Black, 9; Young Fellaz Brass Band, midnight

SUNDAY 13 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, South Jones, Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 3 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; Mainline, 10 Bombay Club — Tony Seville Trio, 7

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Coot CD release, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — La Tran-K Band, 8 Old Point Bar — Tom Witek, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 7 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Legacy Band feat. Tommy Sancton, 8

Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Uke Joint, 7; Bob Worth, 9 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Carl LeBlanc, 7

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Vaso — James Williams & the Swamp Donkeys; 6; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 10

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Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — Mountain of Wizard, Bipolaroid, DJ Doyle, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Oliver & Jean-Baptiste Franc Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 8 Tipitina’s — Bruce Daigrepont & Bruce Sunpie Barnes, 5:30 Vaso — Clint Johnson & the Kitchen Sink, 7; Erika Flowers, 10; Mario Abney’s Super Jazz Cyper, 1 a.m.

MoNDAY 14 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Bellows, The Land Between the Rivers, Opposable Thumbs, Pyeya, 7 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — The Art of Funk, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6

St. Alphonsus Church — 2025 Constance St., 524-8116 — Wed: Philip Melancon, 6 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Fri: The Yale Whiffenpoofs, 7; Sun: Loyola University Alumni Recital feat. Suzanne DuPlantis, Anne Marie Frohnmayer and Logan Skelton, 5

cAll For MUSic CLASS GOT BRASS. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation hosts a contest for middle and high schools to create traditional New Orleans-style brass bands for a chance to win instruments for for their music programs. Visit for details. The application deadline is Feb. 22. DON “MOOSE” JAMISON HERITAGE SCHOOL OF MUSIC. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s free education for children ages 11 to 17 holds auditions for its spring semester. Email for details. 10 a.m. Saturday, Dillard University, Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 816-4857; www.





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NoW ShoWINg ANNA KARENINA (R) — Keira Knightley plays the title role in the adaptation of the Tolstoy novel about a Russian aristocrat who has a scandalous affair. Canal Place 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 BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — Morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne Sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. Birute Mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in Borneo. Entergy IMAX

DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) — Quentin Tarantino’s Louisianashot spaghetti Western follows a freed slave (Jamie foxx) and dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who set out to free the slave’s wife (Kerry Washington). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13) — An inventor (Seth Rogen) invites his mother (Barbra Streisand) on a cross-country trip to sell his latest product. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — The film is the first installment of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HURRICANE ON THE

THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG-13) — Naomi Watts and Ewan Mcgregor star in the drama about a foreign family’s experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. AMC 16, AMC 20, Canal Place JACK REACHER (NR) — A homicide investigator (Tom Cruise) investigates a shooting by a trained military sniper that leaves five dead. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — The documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried lead an ensemble cast in the film adaptation of the epic musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 LIFE OF PI (PG) — Ang Lee directs the adaptation of Yann Martel’s 2001 adventure novel. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 LINCOLN (PG-13) — Steven Spielberg’s biopic stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally field as Mary Todd Lincoln. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 14 MONSTERS, INC. 3-D (PG13) — The 2001 Pixar comedy gets a 3-D re-release. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14


for his grandchildren when his daughter leaves town for work. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 PROMISED LAND (R) — Corporate sales partners (Matt Damon and frances McDormand) arrive at a small town to secure drilling rights for a natural gas company and meet resistance from residents. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

teacher (Bradley Cooper) moves in with his parents and attempts to reconcile with his wife — but a mysterious woman (Jennifer Lawrence) complicates things. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place SKYFALL (PG-13) — Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the spy thriller. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14

NOT FADE AWAY (R) — A group of friends form a rock band in 1960s suburban New Jersey. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) — The animated fantasyadventure film is based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, Grand, Hollywood 14

TEXAS CHAINSAW (R) — In the seventh film in the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, a young woman discovers she has an inherited Texas property from an unknown relative. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG-13) — A grandfather (Billy Crystal) is tasked with caring

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) — After a stint in a mental institution, a former

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THIS IS 40 (R) — The spin-off of Knocked Up finds characters from that film (Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd) struggling with middle age and parenting. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

GANGSTER SQUAD (R) — Josh Brolin, Ryan gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone and Sean Penn star in crime drama about the LAPD’s battle to keep gangsters out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and ’50s.


ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) — Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) directs the thriller about the team of intelligence and military operatives’ decadeslong, global search for Osama bin Laden.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART II (PG-13) — In the fifth and final installment of the series, Bella and Edward must protect their child from a vampire coven. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14


WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) — A forgotten video game character (voiced by John C. Reilly) goes on a journey across genera-

ALL THIS, AND HEAVEN TOO (NR) — The 1940 drama stars Bette Davis as a governess who incurs the wrath of the

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY (PG) — James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson’s 3-D epic features performances by Cirque de Soleil. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

BAYOU (NR) — The film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX

It was no surprise filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar for her 2010 film The Hurt Locker. Bigelow has made a career of alternately subverting and embracing action-movie conventions, but she has consistently left the impression that her real goal is to beat the men at their own game. She’s 61 and spent decades honing her skills before her Oscar victory. Zero Dark Thirty is Bigelow’s meticulous recounting of the CIA’s decadelong hunt for Osama bin Laden, and it’s a triumph of film craft. But this is no action movie. Written by seasoned journalist and The Hurt Locker author Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty OPENS Zero Dark Thirty (R) feels like a new kind of film based heavily on rigorous original JAN Directed by Kathryn Bigelow reporting. Neither fictional narrative nor documentary, the movie exists in a unique space where authenticity and attention to detail Starring Jessica Chastain provide their own cinematic rewards. and Joel Edgerton In its first two hours, Zero Dark Thirty can only be described as a Wide release CIA procedural. The story is told through the eyes of a young operative named Maya (Jessica Chastain), a character based on an actual agent who, against staggering odds, made a personal crusade of locating bin Laden. Boal based his script on firsthand accounts of the many twists and turns that led intelligence analysts to bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan, from false leads and tragically misplayed hunches to the acquisition of a crucial phone number from a sheik in exchange for a yellow Lamborghini. It all leads to a long final sequence in which Navy SEAL Team 6 storms bin Laden’s compound. You know it’s coming, but not like this: Using infrared lighting and innovative photographic techniques, Bigelow convincingly recreates how the soldiers actually saw and experienced the raid. It’s understated and earth-shattering all at the same time. And it’s as close as most of us will ever get to real danger and uncertainty. Zero Dark Thirty also is carefully crafted to avoid partisan politics, despite the volatile nature of its subject matter. Bigelow and Boal have said they tried to depict events as they actually occurred without adding commentary. But waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques set the tone here in a series of graphic opening scenes that have already stirred significant controversy. Some viewers perceive the film as tacitly suggesting that torture helped find bin Laden — an assertion fully debunked by official findings — while others see the opposite in this movie. This discussion will only heat up as more people see the film. It may be to Bigelow’s credit that Zero Dark Thirty is wide open to interpretation. That’s exactly how art is supposed to work. Bigelow’s film intentionally stops short of drawing any real catharsis from bin Laden’s death. That may be part of a conscious effort to avoid inflaming the Muslim world. But emotion is not what Zero Dark Thirty is about. The movie ends with a simple, marginally personal question Maya can’t answer because she has no personal life of her own. It’s an unexpectedly powerful moment, and a subtle commentary on the true cost of living with terrorism. — KEN KORMAN

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the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film The House I Live In takes a look at the failure of the “war on drugs” and the problems it has perpetuated or created. Government efforts to combat drug use have often been caught up in politics instead of sound policy. David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme, is a former Baltimore news reporter who covered drug and crime issues, and he appears often in director Eugene Jarecki’s documentary. It runs at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center Jan. 9-13.

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DIRTY RICE (NR) — Pat Mire’s film follows a New Orleanian who returns to his family’s Cajun farm following his father’s death and is drawn back into that rural lifestyle. Visit www.nolasynchronicity. com for details. Free admission. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 9490038; www.buffaslounge. com FUNERAL KINGS (R) — two altar servers who skip class after funeral services get in over their head when they gain possession of a mysterious locked trunk. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 7 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Jan. 17, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (NR) — Eugene Jarecki’s documentary explores America’s war on drugs. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 5:30

p.m. Friday-Sunday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. THE LAST DRAGON (PG-13) — A young man encounters challenges in his journey to attain the final level of martial arts mastery. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www. MR. SKEFFINGTON (NR) — Bette Davis stars as a beautiful socialite who, in order to recover her family’s squandered fortune, enters into a loveless marriage with a rich older man. 10 a.m. Sunday and Jan. 16, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; NO ONE EVER WENT HUNGRY: CAJUN FOOD TRADITIONS THEN & NOW (NR) — Kevin McCaffrey’s documentary explores the complex traditions and ingredients that make up Cajun culinary traditions. A Q&A with McCaffrey follows the screening. Free admission. 7 p.m. Wednesday, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 TURNING (NR) — Charles Atlas’ music documen-

tary depicts his collaborative performances with Antony and the Johnsons. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 9:15 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly though Jan. 17, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. YOJIMBO (NR) — Akira Kurosawa’s drama tells the story of samurais during 19th century Japan. The screening is part of the New Orleans Japanese Cinema Series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), (504) 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, (504) 468-7231; Prytania, (504) 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, (504) 527-6012




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OPENING ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111 — Mardi Gras exhibition, through Feb. 23. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; — “Beautiful Possibility,” works by Alison Pebworth, through Feb. 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 8186032; www.dumoisgallery. com — “Seeker,” works by Jason DuMouchel and Renee deVille, through Feb. 23. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www.thesecondstorygallery. com — Steel sculpture by Gina Laguna; “The Return of Quetzalcoatl,” works by Cynthia Ramirez; both through Feb. 1. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 9087331; www.postmedium. org/staplegoods — “Let There Be Lumieres,” mixedmedia sculpture by Cynthia Scott, through Feb. 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Make Shift Shed,” two-dimensional works by Daniel Kelly IV, through Feb.

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — “Lumen Tetrachotomy,” works by Rachel David, Elizabeth Eckman, Rachel Speck and Sarah Rose, through Feb. 23. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — Works by Michelle Gagliano, through Thursday. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., (504) 304-0849; — “A Good Defense,” works by Beth Bojarski, through January. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 5243233 — Paintings by Susan Landry, sculpture by Arlyn Jiminez, jewelry by Chigusa Nishimoto and works by Jack Pollack, through January. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “Natural Wonders,” mixed media on canvas by Allison Stewart; “Build Your Cities,” paintings by Nicole Charbonnet; both through Feb. 16. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., (504) 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BIG BUNNY FINE ART.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Dawn Walker,” works by Michael Kessler, through Jan. 30.

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CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., (504) 524-0671; www.casellartgallery. com — Works by Joachim Casell, Phillip Sage, Rene Ragi, Jack Miller and others, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Sum of Our Parts,” paintings by Brad Wreyford, through Feb. 16. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134; — Handcarved works in wood by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www. — “Other Plans,” paintings by Brad DuPuy, through January. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www. — Works by Paul Santoleri, through Saturday. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “A Visual Feast: New Orleans Restaurants,” a group exhibition of paintings, through Jan. 20. GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., (504) 897-2688; — “5 Rooms/5 Photographers,” photographs by Heidi Lender, Jane Fulton Alt, Jennifer Shaw, Aline Smithson and Ayumi Tanaka in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 26. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “New Orleans at Table,” paintings of New Orleans restaurants by Linda Lesperance, through January.




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THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — “The Defense Complex,” a site-specific installation by Jonathan Taube and Imen Djouini; a diorama by Morgana King & Friends; works by Judy Natal; all through Feb. 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www. — “team Chihuly,” works by James Mongrain and Joey DeCamp; luminous sculpture by tish Douzart; both through January. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip tipton, tamra Carboni and Caren Nowak, ongoing. RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., (504) 525-2500; — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March.



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SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182 — “Memes and Mirrors of Mind and Memory,” three-dimensional structures by Jimmy Block, through Wednesday. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www. — Group exhibition featuring works from “Interface” by Bradley Sabin, through Jan. 30. 3246 Severn Avenue · 454-1170 Open Tuesday - Saturday • est. 1966 ANTIQUE · ESTATE JEWELRY · DIAMONDS · FINE SILVER GIFT ITEMS


ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. — “Wax On,” encaustic works by Louisiana artists curated by Jessica Danby, through Saturday. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., (504) 304-4392; www. — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing.




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SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 8918682; — “Reconsidering Nature,” photographs by Janell O’Halloran in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through

Monday. Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; — Photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing. MARDI GRAS WORLD. 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 361-7821 — “Bead town,” mosaics made out of Mardi Gras beads by Stephan Wanger, through Feb. 13.

Call for artiStS BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE RECYCLED FASHION SHOW. the charity seeks designers for its benefit fashion show featuring items from the Bridge House thrift store that have been reimagined into fashionable outfits. the event is March 1. Email for details. CONGO SQUARE NEW WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL. the Jazz and Heritage Foundation seeks artists and craft-makers for the festival, held March 23-24. Visit www.jazzandheritage. org for details. Application deadline is Feb. 1. GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS CONTEST. High school-aged contestants create art around the theme “Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage” for a chance to have the work appear in a cookbook and to win college scholarships and cash prizes. Visit for details. Submissions deadline is Feb. 20. VANS CUSTOM CULTURE. High school art programs can register for the contests where students design Vans shoes. the top five schools are invited to New York City to showcase their designs at an event, and the winners’ designs will be sold in stores. Visit for details. Registration deadline is Feb. 11.

muSEumS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — “Color Fall Down,” photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Where Do We Migrate to?” a group

show; “Rooted,” a mixedmedia installation by Ben Diller; “Revolve,” sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff; “Home and Away,” multi-screen installation by Laszlo Fulop and Marline Otte; all through Jan. 20. Murals by MILAGROS, through April 6.

GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., (504) 586-7432; — “Faces of treme,” photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 26. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; — “Perique,” photographs by Charles Martin in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 2. “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; — “a year and one day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., (504) 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www. — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. — “Lifelike,” works based on commonplace objects and situations by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James Casebere and others, through Jan. 27. “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Feb.




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Solomon’s House Martine Chaisson Gallery 727 Camp St. (504) 302-7942

10. “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Forever,” mural by odili Donald odita, through oct. 7, 2013.

properties/usmint — Winners of Pictures of the Year International’s Visions of Excellence awards in conjunction with PhotoNoLA, through February.

OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993;

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St.,

1028 Manhattan, Suite D • Harvey Jan. 26th • 1-3pm


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PHILLIP GAVRIEL COLLECTION Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — “Tanqueray olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by Tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.


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The phrase “man’s conquest of nature” has sounded a tad ironic of late. Science and technology are as amazing as ever, but Mother Nature has been pushing back, serving up a bumper crop of wind, water and wildfire disasters over the last few years. The Renaissance ideal of turning the natural world into art at least maintained a sense of balance — the still life (“nature morte” or “dead nature”) paintings of the period often had a leering human skull placed among the fruit and flowers to remind the viewer that mortality always has the last laugh. But old-time natural history museums often seemed dead to start with. Sarah Cusimano Miles’ Solomon’s House photo series deploys vintage objects from the Anniston Museum of Natural History in Alabama and subjects them to her camera’s penetrating, ultra-high-resolution gaze. Inspired by Francis Bacon’s proposed utopian 17th-century natural sciences academy of the same name, Solomon’s House is an oddly psychological, sometimes disturbing series that reveals as much about human attitudes as it does about its animal subjects, taking us on an eerie journey in which vintage science itself is put under a microscope. Some images involve straightforward, if unusually aesthetic, views of frogs and reptiles in bottles of formaldehyde, but others feature stuffed birds and animals in the studied poses of vintage still life compositions with fresh fruit or veggies. The results are beautiful yet strikingly off. In Herring Gull with Artichoke, the stuffed gull seems to have swooned at the sight of the artichoke, and the equally aged bird in Lilac-Breasted roller with kumquats (pictured) looks tragic, as if it keeled over amid the chaos of spilled kumquats and an overturned silver pedestal dish. It’s a weird new take on the old forbidden fruit theme, a metaphor, perhaps, for an age in which art and science, old and new, sometimes appear hopelessly entangled, and nothing is as clear as the utopian scientists of the past had once imagined. — D. ERIC BookHARDT

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ThEATER ALL THIS TALK IS KILLING ME. Le Cafe De Bon Temps, 40261 Hwy. 190 East, Slidell, (985) 6416067; — The dinner theater hosts a murder mystery taking place on the set of a struggling talk show. Reservations are required. Tickets $50. 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 19.


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Donate a personalized book to our military and we will donate part of the proceeds to Wounded Warriors.

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AVENUE Q. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, (504) 885-2000; www. — The raunchy puppet musical follows underemployed twentyand thirtysomethings floundering in outerouter-borough New York. Tickets $30 general admission, $27 military and seniors, $20 students. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan 20. CLASS OF ’70 SOMETHING. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters. com — Gary Rucker directs the musical featuring 1970s hits. Performances include ’70s-themed costume contests. Tickets $35 general admission, $33 seniors, $30 students and military. 8 p.m. fridaySaturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 27. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge. com — Skin Horse Theater revives its production of the musical about an east German rock star who suffered a botched sex-change operation. email skinhorsetheater@ or visit www. for reservations. Tickets $15. Whom Do You Work for? opens at 7 p.m. 8 p.m. friday-Saturday and Mon-

day, Jan. 17-18 and 21. JERSEY BOYS. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 5251052; — The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical is based on the story of the 1960s rock ’n’ roll group The four Seasons. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 20, through Jan. 27. RUNNIN’ DOWN THE MOUNTAIN. Dryades Theater, 1232 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. — New Noise Theater’s production tells the story of a brother and sister in the Smoky Mountains with original and traditional music, live looping and soundscapes. Visit for reservations. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 artists, students and seniors. 8 p.m. ThursdaySunday through Jan. 27. No show Jan. 19. SHUT UP, SWEET CHARLOTTE!. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman star in the parody of the 1948 Bette Davis film Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte. Tickets $30. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 19. VENUS IN FUR. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — David Ives’ Tony Award-nominated play follows a seemingly unassuming actress determined to win a lead role by any means necessary. Visit for details. Tickets $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. WednesdaySaturday and Jan. 22, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 24. (2 p.m. only Jan. 19.).

Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte!




Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte! 8 p.m. Thu. & Sat., Jan. 10 & 12; 8 p.m. fri.-Sat., Jan. 18-19 Mid-City Theatre 3540 Toulouse St. (504) 488-1460

It’s supposed to be an antebellum mansion in Ascension Parish, but the interior design is strictly nouveau kitsch, and it’s an appropriate setting for Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman to wreak comic mayhem on the 1964 thriller Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte. Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte!, currently on the boards at Mid-City Theater, originally was presented in 2007 at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. Varla (aka Jeffery Roberson) wrote the comedy with Matthew Martin. It is outrageous, but there is considerable wit sprinkled amid the shtick. The story is a wildly complicated mystery, complete with ghosts, hallucinations, severed arms and wicked cabals set in a Tennessee Williamsesque landscape. Charlotte (Graham) battles Baton Rouge officialdom, which has slated her home for demolition in order to build a bridge. Charlotte’s impoverished cousin Miriam (Varla) arrives to help. Miriam grew up in the home with Charlotte and her father, and she — like everyone else in the small town — knows that Charlotte’s married lover was murdered and dismembered during a party at the home many years ago. Some of the best moments in the show are offhand asides and visual gags. Miriam reminisces about sliding down the banister as a child. She demonstrates, but she realizes (as the audience does) that the knob on top of the newel post has gone missing during her slide. She tugs insistently under her dress and eventually produces the missing knob. Charlotte’s lover was the husband of a neighbor, Jewel (Yvette Hargis). An insurance inspector (Michael Sullivan) arrives from London to investigate why the murdered man’s life insurance was never claimed. Velma (Brian Peterson), Charlotte’s housekeeper, tries to protect her employer from a conspiracy between Miriam and her former lover Dr. Drew (Jack Long), who also is Charlotte’s personal physician. This is not Sherlock Holmes; rather, it’s Sherlock Holmes presented by the inmates of an asylum. This also is not a show for Cub Scouts or Brownies, but for the rest of you, it will get 2013 off to a cheery start. — DALT WONK


BURLESQUE, CABAREt & VARIEtY BOOBS & GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — the Chicago-based Gorilla tango theatre brings its burlesque romp through the Mario Bros. video games to New Orleans. Call (866) 326-9740 or visit www. for reservations. tickets $15. 10 p.m. Saturday. BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 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.


LEND ME A TENOR. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; — Actors are sought for the theater’s March production of the Ken Ludwig farce. 7 p.m. Wendnesday-thursday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 469-4740; www.ctk-nola. org — the men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit www.mardigraschorus. com for details. 7:15 p.m. tuesday. SORDID LIVES. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 2900760; — the theater holds auditions for the Del Shores black comedy (April 5-20). 6 p.m. Sunday.


BITS & JIGGLES. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — the show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — the New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 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., (504) 2317011; www.nolacomedy. com — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. DREAM FANTASY CASTLE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the troupe performs improv in the dark. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. EXUENT! IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Improvisers tackle Shakespeare. tickets $5. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking,

the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — the showcase rotates tNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and tami and the Language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday.

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GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Signup 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054; — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the theater showcases new improv troupes. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. THE NEW SHIT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — two improv teams perform an improv form they have never attempted before. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday. THE REAL @CHRISTREW SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — the comedian presents a variety show. tickets $5. Midnight. tickets $5. Midnight Friday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.





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CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5012; www.dcc. edu — the women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www. for details. 7 p.m. Monday.

REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. thursday.


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The Historic new orleans Collection & the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra




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WEDNESDAY 9 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. I REMEMBER IDA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — noma’s curator of african art discusses ida Kohlmeyer. free admission. noon. NANCY SILVERTON & JOHNNY IUZZINI COOKING DEMONSTRATION. Macy’s, Lakeside Mall, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 484-4690; www.

THURSDAY 10 BENEFIT FOR BILL JOHNSON. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., (504) 528-9569; — the theater hosts a benefit for producer bill Johnson, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer, featuring comedian Jodi borrello, the Yat pack and highlights from the Joint’s Jumpin’ and The Warehouse New Orleans ... Revisited! revues. tickets $43.90 (includes fees). 7 p.m. CAN WE TALK? WHAT IS HAPPENING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE. Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-1200 — the luncheon benefits planned parenthood gulf Coast and features advocate sandra fluke. Visit www. for details. admission $125. 11:30 a.m. COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., (504) 5255515; — twenty percent of the night’s proceeds from food and drinks benefit the la/spCa. pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs, and there will be a food truck on-site. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. COCKTAILS FOR CHANGE. Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St., (504) 304-4714; — advocate sandra fluke appears at the fundraiser for planned parenthood gulf Coast’s new orleans health center.

FRIDAY 11 BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS ANNIVERSARY. Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 589-3882; — the 198th anniversary event features living history presentations, cannon and musket firing, children’s activities, crafts and more. 9 a.m. friday-saturday. 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 6 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 12 ALL GREEN BALL. Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., (504) 835-2903 — Verdi gras, which focuses on creating a more environmentally conscious and sustainable mardi gras, hosts a masquerade ball with food, drinks and music

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C.G. JUNG SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS PROGRAM. Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., (504) 895-1222; www. — elizabeth shaw and laura tuley present “sex, Jung and Videotape: examining the shadows of the movie A Dangerous Method.” admission free for members, $10 nonmembers. 7:30 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. THE GREAT ARCHITECTS OF NEW ORLEANS. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Casey stuart, vice president for education and community outreach for save our Cemeteries, leads the program. 7 p.m. — the chefs lead a cooking demonstration. admission is free but reservations are required; call the store for details. 6:30 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

admission $20. Call 504-8991447 ext. 2 or email laevents@ for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. FRIENDS OF LAFITTE CORRIDOR FUNDRAISER. Dooky Chase Restaurant, 2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 8210535 — the nonprofit seeking to revitalize the lafitte Corridor hosts a dinner fundraiser with a silent auction, music by mario abney and guest speakers. Visit for details. admission $50. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. THE GLORIOUS EIGHTH OF JANUARY: HOW WE CELEBRATED ANNIVERSARIES OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www.crt. usmint — tulane University graduate historian shelene roumillat presents the lecture. free admission. 6 p.m. MIGRATION + HEALTH + ART. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — Jacques arpin presents the lecture as part of Vestiges/ enactments 2013, a series of dialogues, public art projects, publications and events curated by CaC interim visual arts director Jan gilbert. free admission. 6 p.m.


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by the Honey Pots and the Susan Cowsill Band. $40 general admission, $100 patron party. 6:30 p.m. patron party, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. general admission. BOX OF WINE FUNDRAISER. Funky NOLA, 1700 N. Broad St., (504) 236-1943; www.funkynola. com — The theme, start time and location for this year’s walking parade is announced at the fundraiser. Admission $25. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 8381190 — The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association leads free classes. Registration is required. Call (504) 739-9117 for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 8615898; www.marketumbrella. org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. EXOTIC ANIMAL RACING. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 943-1415; www. — Ostriches and zebras race at the event that also features the Miller Time Beer Garden and food trucks. $10 general admission, $15 clubhouse and beer garden admission. 6 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rainor-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. JUNIOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 943-1415; www.fairgroundsracecourse. com — The Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild hosts a luncheon for members, prospective members and their guests.

Wearing hats and fascinators are encouraged, and there will be celebrity judges and prizes. Call (504) 908-2625 or email valvaughn@hotmail. com for details. Tickets $40 general admission, $19 children. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. NEW ORLEANS CAMELLIA SHOW & SALE. Theodore Roosevelt Middle School gym, 3315 Maine Ave., Kenner — The event is a show and sale of camellias. Call (504) 833-3970 for details. Anyone interesting in having their plants judged can submit from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Show 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., sale starts at 9 a.m. OCH COSTUME & ART MARKET. Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. — The market sells costume pieces and Cafe Reconcile will be on-site serving food. Free admission. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PIETY STREET MARKET. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., (504) 908-4741 — The market offers Mardi Gras costumes, accessories and masks, art, handmade jewelry and crafts, vintage collectibles and flea market finds. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., (504) 875-4268; — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. VOLUNTEER GRAFFITI CLEANUP. New Orleans Police Department 8th District, 334 Royal St.; www. — Volunteers meet to remove graffiti around the French Quarter. Call (504) 309-1423 or email graffiti@ for details. 9 a.m. to noon.


JOURNEYS. Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Caroline Richardson Hall, 62 Newcomb Place, (504) 865-5238 — Bobbie Malone and Earl Retif, contributors to the anthology Newcomb College: 1886-2006, discuss the connections between the college and the city. Free admission. 3 p.m. ROSE OF TRALEE FUNDRAISER. Private residence, call for details — The fundraiser, which features drinks, hor d’oeuvres and live music, helps a local young woman of Irish descent compete in the International Rose of Tralee Festival in Ireland. Call (504) 4820008 or (504) 482-0032 for details. Admission $30. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — Madeline Fong Goddard, deputy general superintendent of the Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans, presents a program about the environmental issues and projects that board is involved with. Call (504) 307-0187 for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SPORTS HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www. — The Hornets play the Houston Rockets. 8 p.m. Wednesday and the Minnesota Timberwolves. 7 p.m. Friday. Visit for details.

CAll fOR VOlUNTeeRS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (504) 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details,

EVENT LISTINGS provides free energyefficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email or visit html for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 3042275, email volunteer@ or visit for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 8328111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 8328111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call (504) 8370175 or email daveharrell@ for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call (504) 8360808 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@ LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email lauren@lowernine. org for details. MEAL DELIVERY

VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/ mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ for details. NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www. and www. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; www.nocoa. org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independent safely. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-onone with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email or visit for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

WORDS 1718 READING SERIES. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 8999308; www.thecolumns. com — Poet Metta Sama presents a reading, followed by a student reading. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

ADULT POETRY WORKSHOP. New Orleans Public Library, Martin Luther King Branch, 1611 Caffin Ave., (504) 529-7323; — Delia Tomino Nakayama leads the free workshop. Call (504) 289-9142 for details. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. COLD•CUTS. Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., (504) 947-3735; — The monthly poetry and performance series features three readers. Visit www. coldcutsreading.blogspot. com for details. 7 p.m. Saturday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. — The group discusses Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches. 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; — 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. JON GEGENHEIMER. East Bank Regional Library,

4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The author signs and discusses The Second Hill. 7 p.m. Monday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MILES ARCENEAUX. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author signs and discusses Thin Slice of Life. 4 p.m. Monday. NOIR @ THE BAR. Handsome Willy’s, 218 S. Robertson St., (504) 5250377; — Ted O’Brien, Bill Loehfelm, Peter Farris, Jason Stuart and Kent Westmoreland read from their noir works. 8 p.m. Saturday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., (504) 586-7432; — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. PHIL SANDUSKY. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The artist signs and discusses New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes. 7 p.m. Thursday. SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The group discusses M. John Harrison’s The Pastel City. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www. — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email for details.







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Since there is a big-time stigma with being unemployed, I would suggest that you get creative and fill the current section of your résumé with volunteerism and other activities. Presumably, if you are currently unemployed, you should have the time to do this. Create a new “position” on your résumé entitled, “Community Volunteer” and give a detailed description of the organizations and institutions where you volunteer. As you know, there is no shortage of groups needing volunteers. By simply Googling ‘Volunteer’ and ‘New Orleans’ you will find many sites with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Depending on the types of paying jobs you are looking for, Bill, you could consider volunteering with organizations that are related in order to enhance your networking visibility. For example, there are abundant volunteer opportunities in Health Care, Housing, Construction, Food & Hunger, Environmental Issues, Civic Activism, Mental Health, Youth Services, Criminal Justice, Recreation, Senior Citizen Services, and much more. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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Temporary Farm Labor: HRV, Danbury TX, has 1 positions for rice & grain; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/16/13 – 12/01/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917 with Job Order number TX8213578.


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Champ is a 6-month-old, neutered, Terrier mix who is FULL OF ENERGY. Champ enjoys toys, treats, cuddling on laps and LOTS of playtime. To meet Champ or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/ SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

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LEGAL NOTICES Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Booker T. Collor, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Donna King Haney, contact Norlisha Parker Burke, Attorney at (504) 444-1943. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Henry U. Machado regarding the property located in the Parish of Jefferson, Redwood Park Subdivision, Lot Number 12, Square No. 7, please call Beau P. Sagona, Attorney at 504837-1230. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kennetra Chrisean Gray, please contact attorney Ramona Washington at (504) 723-5884.

NO. 2005-11129 SECTION 7 DIVISION F DOCKET NO. 1 SUCCESSION OF JOSEPH MORAN NOTICE IS GIVEN that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix of the SUCCESSION OF JOSEPH MORAN, has, pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, Article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($29,500.00), the Succession’s undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to the following described property: THAT PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the FOURTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, designated as LOT A, SQUARE NUMBER 288, which square is bounded by Saratoga, Philip, First, and Danneel (late Rampart) Streets, and measure as follows: LOT A measures 40 feet front on Philip Street by a depth of 91 feet, 8 inches between equal and parallel lines. All as fully shown on a survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc., dated October 7,1977. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal Number 2026 Philip Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. ATTORNEY: ERIC M SCHORR ADDRESS: 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3815 New Orleans, Louisiana 70170 TELEPHONE: (504) 582-1500 Publication: Gambit 1/8 & 1/29/13 & Louisiana Weekly Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Krystal Jackson of 7766 Alabama St., NOLA, please contact attorney Joaquin Shepherd, (504) 920-9050. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Martha Butler Scott or any of the heirs of Martha Butler Scott, please contact attorney Ramona Washington at (504) 723-5884. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Nicole Williams Dukes, please contact Ebony T. Woodruff, Attorney, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7026. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Rocco Donald Cardillo, Jr., please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sontierrl L. Bacchus or Sontierll L. Bacchus , please contact attorney Ramona Washington at (504) 723-5884. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Titus Brown, Jr. and Adrianne Brown Lombard, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. To Advertise in

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24th Judicial District Court for Jefferson Parish State of Louisiana No. 662-149 Division H Succession of Louise Bevard Notice is hereby given to all creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice, if they have or can show cause why the Tableau of Distribution filed by Evelyn Butler, Executrix of the Succession of Louise Bevard should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith. ATTY: L. GEROME SMITH 2640 Amelia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 Tel: (504) 891-3323 Publication: Gambit 1/8/13

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 711-108 DIVISION B SUCCESSION OF DARLENE RAE BERGGREN NOTICE OF FILING PARTIAL TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and all other persons herein interested to show cause within 7 days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the tableau of distribution filed by JAMES GARNER, administrator, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith. KIM GARLAND CLERK OF COURT ANTHONY V. LIGI, Jr. LA BAR NO. 1179 4425 Clearview Parkway Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 455-7974 Attorney for Administrator Publication: Gambit 1/8/13


Notice is hereby given that a proposed bill or bills will be introduced at the 2013 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana State Legislature to authorize the City of New Orleans/the New Orleans City Council to dedicate revenue; or legislate with regard to the issuance of bonds relative to specifically dedicating such proceeds to Fire Fighters and/or public safety; or authorize appropriate changes to the New Orleans Civil Service Rules with respect to the creation, and/or amendment of civil service regulations relative to public employees employed by the City of New Orleans and/or amending or introducing new bills relative to the home rule charter specific to the City of New Orleans and/or amending or introducing new bills relative to the General and Capital Budgets of the City of New Orleans. Notice of intention to introduce this legislation has been published as provided by Article III, Section 13 of the 1974 Constitution of Louisiana and Act 872 (2012 Regular Session) that amends Article III, Section 2(A)(2), Article X, Section 29(C) and Article XIII, Section 1(A). Louis L. Robein, Atty 2540 Severn Ave., Ste 400 Metairie, LA 70002 Gambit:1/8/13

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CLASSIFIEDS CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH 0F ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-7181 DIV D-16 SUCCESSION OF EDITH SCOBEL BALLAY NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Executor of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: LOTS NOS. 14 and 15, Third District of New Orleans, Edgewood Park, Square No. 28, bearing the municipal no. 2638 Verbena Street, New Orleans, LA, acquired at COB., 686, folio 652, M.O.B. 2151, folio 257 UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT’ All cash to seller in accordance with the Agreement attached as Exhibit “A” to the Petition for Authority to Sell Immovable Property filed in the record of these proceedings. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they may have or may have to such application at anytime, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk

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Attorney: Alan P. Dussouy 909 W. Esplanade Ave Suite 106 Kenner, LA 70065 504-496-9600


Publication: Gambit 12/18/12 & 1/8/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 10-12431 DIVISION K SUCCESSION OF MARTIN J. CRAMER JR. NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the independent executor of this succession has filed a petition for authority to pay charges of the succession and deliver funds to legatees in accordance with the Tableau of Distribution attached to the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication. Any heir or creditor who opposes the petition must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears and any opposition must be filed prior to the homologation. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Dale N, Atkins, Clerk of Court A. PATRICK DEHON, JR. (Bar #4811) Attorney at Law 1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 600 New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: (504)587-1500 Publication: Gambit 1/8/13

TWENTY FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NUMBER. 720-634 DIV: J SUCCESSION OF PATRICK J. MURPHY LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell immovable property belonging to the deceased, Patrick J. Murphy, at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the sum of One Hundred Thousand and NO/100 ($100,000.00) Dollars, CASH. The purchase price will be paid in cash at: the closing, but the purchaser will withhold from the purchase price a sum sufficient to discharge all encumbrances on the property. The succession will pay a pro rata share of taxes for the current year if due. The property is to be sold, “AS IS, WHERE IS” with full waiver of purchaser’s Redhibition Rights. The purchase price will be paid in cash when the Act of Sale is passed, but is conditioned upon the delivery of merchantable title. All other expenses relative to the Act of Sale, the cost of survey, if any, title examination and expenses, etc., are to be paid for by the purchaser. The immovable property proposed to be sold at Private Sale is described as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in SQUARE NO. 15 OF LAKESHORE SUBDIVISION, bounded by Sigur Avenue, Poplar Street, Choctaw Avenue and W. Esplanade Avenue, DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 43-A, on a survey made by Gilbert, Kelley & Coururie, Inc. Sur., dated May 8, 1978, revised March 6, 1979, a copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Edmond G. Miranne, Jr., N.P., dated April 12, 1979, and according thereto, said Lot commences at a distance of 110.16 feet from the corner of Sigur Avenue and W Esplanade Avenue, measures 51 feet front on Sigur Avenue, the same width in the rear, by a depth of 150 feet between equal and parallel lines. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 1313 Sigar Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana. 70005. Being the same property acquired by Linda Giordani wife of/and Patrick J. Murphy by purchase from Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Cieslak, by act passed before Charles F. Barbera, N.P., dated September 14, 1981, registered in COB 1011, folio 796, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Being the same property further acquired in part by Patrick J. Murphy by purchase from J. Marshall Miller, Chapter 7 trustee of the estate of Linda Marie Murphy, Debtor, by act passed before C. Richard Gerage, N.P., dated December 3, 2003, registered in COB 3112, folio 994, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Scherll Shutt Deputy Clerk

Atty: ANDREW M. WEIR (504) 421-7652 2721 DIVISION STREET METAIRIE LA 70002 Publication: Gambit 1/8 & 1/29/13

TWENTY FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 684-669 DIV. C SUCCESSION OF HOWARD CHARLES NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the testamentary executrix of the above estate, has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the rights, ways, privileges, prescriptions, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as MEADOWBROOK SUBDIVISION, UNIT NO. 1 and in accordance with plan of subdivision made by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc . C.E., dated April 22, 1965, revised August 9, 1965, approved by the Jefferson Parish Council Ordinance No. 7276 on August 19, 1965, registered in COB 622, folio 92, said lot is designated as LOT NO. 34 of Square No, 4 said Square No 4 is bounded by Bannerwood Drive, Baywood Drive, Willowbrook Drive (side), Briarwood Drive (side), Lapalco Blvd. j(side) and Parcel G. Said Lot no 34 measures 70 feet front on Bannerwood Drive, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines. Lot No. 34 commences 135 feet from the corner of Parcel “G” and Bannerwood Drive. All as per survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., C.E &S., dated May 9, 1973, resurveyed June 7, 1973, to show improvements, copy of which is annexed to act passed before Nat B. Knight, Jr., NP dated March 15, 1974, being a sale by Sinclair & War5d Construction Co. to Joy Barrios, wife of/and Thomas J. Mandina. All as more fully shown on a survey by J. Perry Hotard, C.E., dated February 24, 1975, copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Karen L. Knight, Notary Public, dated February 28, 1975, being a sale by Joy Barrios, wife of/and Stephen A. McSherry, except that Lot 34 commences at a distance of 275 feet from the corner Lapalco Blvd. and Bannerwood Drive. Being the same property acquired by Sharon Vicknair, wife of/ and Stephen A. McSherry from Joy Barrios, wife of/and Thomas J. Mandina, by an act passed before Karen L. Knight, NP dated February 28, 1975, registered in COB 831 folio 154, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. Being the same property acquired by ROBBIE LONGINOTTI, wife of/and’ HOWARD CHARLES from Sharon Vicknair wife of/and Stephen A. McSherry by act of sale before Warren E. Mouedous, Jr NP dated November 7, 1988, recorded in COB 2078, folio 0157 and MOB 2383. pg 0058, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT JULIA KUAN TAI IEONG for the price of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars cash. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT Kim Garland Clerk WILLIAM H DAUME ATTORNEY 116 TERRY PKWY. STE. E TERRYTOWN, LA 70056 (504) 366-1219 Publication: Gambit 1/8 & 1/29/13


NO. 05-11379 SECTION 16 DIVISION D DOCKET NO. 1 SUCCESSION OF GRACE MORAN MASON NOTICE IS GIVEN that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix of the SUCCESSION OF GRACE MORAN MASON, has, pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, Article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($29,500.00), the Succession’s undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to the following described property: THAT PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the FOURTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, designated as LOT A, SQUARE NUMBER 288, which square is bounded by Saratoga, Philip, First, and Danneel (late Rampart) Streets, and measure as follows: LOT A measures 40 feet front on Philip Street by a depth of 91 feet, 8 inches between equal and parallel lines. All as fully shown on a survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc., dated October 7,1977. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal Number 2026 Philip Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. ATTORNEY: ERIC M SCHORR ADDRESS: 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3815 New Orleans, Louisiana 70170 TELEPHONE: (504) 582-1500 Publication: Gambit 1/8 & 1/29/13 & Louisiana Weekly

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 08-12410 DIVISION “G” SECTION 11 IN RE: SUCCESSION OF LEO H. WING NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that Betty Williams, administrator of the Succession of Cleo H. Wing, decedent is applying for authority to sell at private sale for eighty-nine-thousand five-hundred ($89,500.00) DOLLARS, cash contingent upon buyers’ ability to secure financing as specified in the contract and other terms specified in the Louisiana agreement to buy or sale contract, dated September 18, 2012, and counter offer, incorporated therein

dated September 20, 2012, including, but not limited to, the payment of $3,000.00 closing costs, the immovable property owned by the Succession of Cleo H. Wing described below. A LOT OF GROUND with all bldg.., and imprts etc. in the 6TH Dist in Sq 9 sect 8 bounded by S. Galvez St., Delachaise, General Taylor, S. Johnson Sts., deg as lot no. 17 sur by E.C. Kelly April 15th 1925 said lot 17 meas 30’ on South Galvez same in rear by a depth of 105’ between equal and parallel lines. Acq. COB 486 fol 495 and 488 fol 496 and 527 fol. 83 Impts thereon bear Mun. # 3718-20 S. Galvez St. An order authorizing her to do so may be issued after seven days from the date of the second publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such an order. By Order of the Court, CLERK OF COURT Attorney: Rosa H. Edwards 140 Carondelet Street New Orleans, LA 40130 504-393-4717 Publish: Gambit 12/18/12 & 1/8/13

Civil District Court For The Parish of Orleans State of Louisiana

Docket NO. 2011-1545, Division “B” Succession of David Adolph Smith and of Annie Burton Smith Notice of Filing and of Hearing Date on Motion for Partition by Licitation and Rule to Show Cause Why Property Should not be Placed for Public Sale Notice is given to all interested persons having cause or concern relating to the Succession that a Motion for Partition by Licitation and Rule to Show Cause why Property should not be Placed for Public Sale has been filed this 5th day of October 2012 and is set for hearing this 25th day of January 2013 before the Honorable Tiffany Chase in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana. Said Motion moves to Partition and sell the following property: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights of way, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances, and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the SIXTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, in SQUARE NO. 135-A bounded by South Telemachaus, South Genois, Erato, and Clio streets, designated as Lot “F” on a survey by Adole Orr, Jr. and associates, C.E. date 3/14/63, a copy of which is annexed to act passed before Edward P. Ecuyer, N.P. on 4/2/63 according to which said lot begins at a distance of 116 feet 3 inches 6 lines from the corner of Erato and South Telemachus Streets and measures thence 35 feet 5 inches front on South Telemachus Street, 35 feet in width in the rear, by a depth on the side line neared Erato Street of 75 feet 6 inches 2 lines and a depth on the opposite side line of 86 feet 7 inches 2 lines between parallel lines. Said lot is also designated by the letter “F” on survey of Gilbert, Kelly, & Courturie, Inc., S. & E., dated 9/11/72, a blue print copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Robert J. Oster, N.P., dated 9/28/72, and according thereto, said lot is situated in the same municipal district and square and has the same location and dimensions as shown above. The improvements thereon bear the municipal address: 1224 S. Telemachus Street. Atty: Cate L. Bartholomew, 303 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 504-210-4990. Publication: Gambit 1/1 & 1/8/13

LOST PROMISSORY NOTE: Anyone knowing the whereabouts or having possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Ynez Gabriella Silas, Peter F. Favre, and Elvira F. Farve, dated June 24, 1988 in the principal sum of $49,400.00 please contact Tony Fazzio at P.O. Box 80459 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 or at 225-216-1099. Gambit: 1/1/13, 1/8/13 & 1/15/13.


Notice is hereby given that a proposed bill or bills will be introduced at the 2013 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana State Legislature relative to the New Orleans Fire Fighters Pension and Relief Fund relating to the accrual rate of members’ retirement benefits; to deferred retirement option plan (DROP) accounts; retirement benefit options; retirement eligibility benefits; to creating a varying schedule of accrual rates of members’ retirement benefits; to cost of living adjustments; to creating a schedule of employee contributions of active members; to establishing an amended calculation of monthly retirement benefits; to membership on the Board of the New Orleans Fire Fighters Pension and Relief Fund; to clarifying presumptions that are currently in Louisiana statutes and increasing minimum surviving spouse benefits and minimum survivor benefits to all members of the New Orleans Fire Fighters Pension and Relief Fund and related pension funding matters pursuant to cooperative endeavor agreements to resolve judgments under the Supreme Court of Louisiana decision in “New Orleans Firefighters Local 632 et al versus the city of New Orleans et al.,” bearing number 00-C-1921 c/w number 00-C- 2041 and R.S. 11:3363(G), and amending current law to expand upon and/or clarify the scope and extent of cooperative endeavor agreements the parties to the aforesaid litigation can enter into and implement. Notice of intention to introduce this legislation has been published as provided by Article III, Section 13 of the 1974 Constitution of Louisiana and Act 872 (2012 Regular Session) that amends Article III, Section 2(A)(2), Article X, Section 29(C) and Article XIII, Section 1(A). Louis L. Robein, Atty 2540 Severn Ave., Ste. 400 Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-885-9994 Gambit: 1/8/13

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