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Jazz Fest 2013: The Gambit Guide ..............31 fri., apr. 26 ...................................................................33 sat., apr. 27 ............................................................... 35 sun., apr. 28 ................................................................39 Interview: andrew Bird .............................................44 Meet the Threadheads .............................................47 Native american Pavilion .........................................49 Performers’ picks .......................................................50 synced up .....................................................................52  Map .................................................................................54  Cubes .............................................................................55  Jazz fest 411 ................................................................58 

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Seven Things to Do This Week ........................9 Nine Lives: The Musical, Deerhunter and more

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News ............................................................................10 The finalists for police monitor ..............................10 a study suggests river diversions harm marshland ...13 Bouquets + Brickbats .........................................10 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ..............................................................10 Gambit’s Web poll

Scuttlebutt ................................................................16 Political news and gossip  Commentary ............................................................21 Bobby Jindal, fiscal “conservative”  Jeremy Alford ..........................................................23 Litigation nation Blake Pontchartrain .............................................24 What movies have been shot in City Park? Clancy DuBos ........................................................ 26 red-flagging the inspector general’s office

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The King Khan & BBQ Show Tue. April 23 | Ex-Spaceshits, Shrines, Almighty Defenders and on-off bandmates King Khan and BBQ could be credited with the widespread trend of fusing mid-century pop songs with punk-rock production values — their selftitled 2005 debut came first and is twice as fun. Or they could be committed. The Delusionaires and Heavy Lids open at Siberia. PAGE 76. Jimbo Mathus Thu. April 25 | After a detour with North Carolina’s retro-swinging Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jimbo Mathus returned to his native Mississippi and dug deeper into old blues styles. In January, he and The Tri-State Coalition released White Buffalo, which offers folk blues standouts like opener “In the Garden.” At Chickie Wah Wah. PAGE 76.

Jazz jam with Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento and Omaha Diner Sat. April 27 | A series of jazz jams features revolving arrangements of musicians. The whole ensemble features guitarist Charlie Hunter, saxophonist Skerik, drummer Stanton Moore, pianist Marco Benevento, trumpeter Steven Bernstein and drummer Bobby Previte. There also is a set by Moore and Benevento and one by Omaha Diner (Hunter, Skerik, Bernstein and Previte). At Blue Nile. PAGE 76.



New Orleans Puppet Festival | The festival includes giant puppets, marionettes and rod and shadow puppets in shows by local and visiting troupes including Harry Mayronne, Mudlark Puppeteers, Puppetkabob, Toybox Theatre and Cripps Puppets. There are family-friendly shows at the Marigny Opera House and adults-only late-night shows at the Mudlark Public Theatre. PAGE 88.

Youth Lagoon Sat. April 27 | In his sophomore follow-up to 2011’s The Year of Hibernation, Trevor Powers (aka psychedelic pop hypnotist Youth Lagoon) released this year’s kaleidoscopic mind warp Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum). The funhouse-mirror headphone album (and fullband live setup) elevates the idea of “bedroom pop.” With Majical Cloudz at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 76. Foals with Surfer Blood Sun. April 28 | Pixies-dusted Florida rockers Surfer Blood and English tempo technicians Foals team up to tour two of the year’s more ambitious albums: Pythons (Warner Bros.) and Holy Fire (Sub Pop), respectively. Blondfire opens at House of Blues. PAGE 76.

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Dumpstaphunk and Rebirth Brass Band Fri. April 26 | Funk and brass bands cover the classics in a night of tributes. Dumpstaphunk plays the music of Parliament Funkadelic, Rebirth plays Michael Jackson songs and New Orleans Soul Stars perform James Brown tunes. At the Howlin’ Wolf. PAGE 76.


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Meet the monitors

The search for a monitor to oversee the NOPD federal consent decree has narrowed to two firms — but the city and the Justice Department can’t agree on the winner.

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was named Louisiana high school student of the year and honored at a ceremony at the Louisiana State Museum on April 15. Mitchell, a senior at Pearl River High School, holds a 4.33 GPA and was awarded the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship for Louisiana. Mitchell has also won awards for naval research and poetry.

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Hillard Heintze Consulting firm Chicago the offer: $7,007,542 capped price for four years. Key team members: • Monitor Terry Hillard was the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department from 1998 to 2003 and served as interim superintendent in 2011. He worked for the department for more than 30 years. • Deputy monitor Kathleen O’Toole was the Boston Police Department’s first female commissioner, a post she held from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that she was the secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety. In 2006 she was appointed to head the governance and oversight body for the Irish national police force. • Deputy Monitor Robert Davis worked for the San Jose Po-

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By Charles Maldonado 10-member committee — made up of five representatives from City Hall and five from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) — began meeting in the Superdome in early March to select a firm that will monitor the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) under the recently enacted federal consent decree. Hiring the monitor may not seem as important as the nuts and bolts of the decree itself, but in many ways, the monitor is the most important piece of the puzzle. The monitor’s contract is worth at least $7 million over four years — one of the city’s biggest expenses for implementing the consent decree — and the winning firm will help determine whether the consent decree is working as promised. Equally important, the monitor will determine whether NOPD is making required progress on schedule, which is a key component in deciding when federal oversight can end. A federal judge ultimately will make those decisions, but the judge likely will give great weight to compliance reviews and interviews the monitor conducts with citizens. Last week, the selection committee held its penultimate meeting. It’s down to two contractors (from 12 in March); committee members were unable to agree on one. The city favors the Chicago-based consulting firm Hillard Heintze. The DOJ’s pick is Los Angeles-based international law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. At last week’s meeting, it did not appear that either side was likely to budge. If they can’t decide by the final meeting on April 30, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan will choose one of the firms. Here’s a look at each.

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lice Department for 30 years, rising to chief of police in 2004. He left terry Hillard (left), the department in 2010. shown here with Strengths: business partner • The lead team members are arnette Heintze, former police chiefs who have would be the nOPd run big-city departments. Hillard consent decree Heintze did its homework on New monitor if the city’s Orleans, already having identified choice, Hillard local subcontracting firms and Heintze, wins the advisors before it submitted its bid. contract. But perhaps the most important PHOTO COURTESY HILLARD HEINTzE factor is the price. The firm’s cap is just above $7 million for four years, compared to an $8.9 million cap for competing firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. What’s more, the city will get more work for less money. Hillard Heintze estimates its staff will work 34,958 hours over four years, nearly 10,000 more work hours than Sheppard Mullin’s 25,040 hours estimate. page 11


has received the 2013 “Jazz Hero” award from the Jazz Journalists Association. The New Orleans saxophonist has worked and taught in the field of jazz since the 1950s, running the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s School of Music, the jazz studies program at Southern University at New Orleans and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp.

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an attorney representing the Louisiana Association of Educators, tweeted a comparison of education in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina. Blackwell said that New Orleans “is more a Katrina than a ‘Silicon Valley!’” in response to a comment made by Superintendent of Education John White. We’ve had enough loose-lipped comparisons to Katrina on a national level; we don’t need them locally.


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Weaknesses:     Hillard Heintze has no experience monitoring a federal police  consent decree. The firm’s initial bid, submitted last fall, included  two team members who were involved in the Cincinnati Police  Department’s 2002-2007 consent decree: former Cincinnati Police  Chief Tom Streicher and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of  Ohio attorney Scott Greenwood. Greenwood and Streicher are no  longer with the firm. The DOJ also was concerned that the Hillard  Heintze team lacked civil rights law experience.  Potential conflicts:       A letter written by local civil rights attorney Bill Quigley on behalf  of the citizens’ group Community United for Change (CUC) accuses  Hillard Heintze of employing locals with close ties to a city administration that hopes to get out of the consent decree altogether.  Quigley’s letter was submitted last week and read aloud at the committee meeting. Moreover, members of the DOJ’s selection team  said they were troubled by certain “controversial” Hillard Heintze  team members.      The “controversial” people in question are First Emanuel Baptist  Church pastor The Rev. Charles J. Southall III — special counsel to  proposed monitor Terry Hillard — and Tulane University criminologist  Peter Scharf — a “strategic advisor” for the firm.      The CUC letter points out that Southall gave the invocation during  Landrieu’s 2010 inauguration. One of his businesses, the Gaskin  Southall Gordon & Gordon Mortuary, received a $1,000 donation from Landrieu’s campaign fund last year to “help bury a victim  of a police shooting,” the letter says. Finally, it notes that Southall  gave $4,600 to the campaign of Landrieu’s sister, U.S. Sen. Mary  Landrieu. “Rev. Southall may well be a wonderful minister, but he is  hardly independent of the mayor whose NOPD he is supposed to be  able to independently monitor,” reads the CUC letter.     Scharf’s name comes up in Quigley’s letter and Hillard Heintze’s  correspondence with the city. According to the firm’s disclosures,  Scharf met with Deputy Mayor Judy Reese Morse twice following  Landrieu’s unsuccessful 2006 mayoral bid against Ray Nagin to  help revise Landrieu’s criminal justice strategy. Morse — a member  of the monitor selection committee — was working as then-Lt. Gov.  Landrieu’s chief of staff. She has the same position under Landrieu  at City Hall.      In 2010, after Landrieu’s election but prior to his inauguration,  Scharf was on his transition team’s criminal justice task force.  Scharf has since served on the re-entry task force for Landrieu’s  murder reduction initiative.     “CUC views him as not committed enough to a tough, independent monitor capable of challenging the deep problems at the  NOPD,” the letter says. “Professor Scharf may well be a respected  academic, but CUC concludes that he, like Rev. Southall, is not  independent enough of the mayor…”     The letter also refers to “The Perils of Police Reform,” an October  2012 article Scharf authored for the investigative news website The  Crime Report (, expressing worry that the  decree could lead to a reduction in experienced officers, resulting  from low morale or lack of sufficient funding.      Though Southall may have contributed money to Mary Landrieu,  the senator is not a part of Mitch Landrieu’s administration. State  campaign finance records show that Southall has never donated a  dime to the mayor’s campaigns.     The $1,000 from Landrieu’s campaign to Southall’s mortuary was  to help cover funeral expenses for Wendell Allen, the 20-year-old  man shot and killed by a New Orleans Police officer last year during  a drug raid on a Gentilly home. (Allen, who was not the target of the  raid, was unarmed at the time he was killed by police.)       Meanwhile, Scharf’s Crime Report article could very well be  presented as evidence for the opposing view. Scharf takes pains to  acknowledge the NOPD’s many longstanding problems, including  corruption and ineffectiveness. The article “criticizes” the consent  decree by asking if reform of the NOPD is possible without, among  other things, “buy in” from rank-and-file officers. And Landrieu  himself might disagree with the characterization of his and Scharf’s  relationship. Just last year, Scharf, working with the Police Associapage 12


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tion of New Orleans, released a police job satisfaction survey that was highly critical of the NOPD under Serpas and Landrieu. What the city says: Assistant City Attorney Erica Beck: “The city believes strongly that the monitoring team should be headed by a police chief” rather than “lawyers arguing about the legal technicalities of the document.” Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin: “There’s a fifth year for Hillard Heintze for the same price as four years of Sheppard Mullin.” What the DOJ says: Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Parker: “They have no monitoring experience. And this is the largest, most complex police consent decree in the Justice Department’s history.” DOJ Civil Rights Division trial attorney Emily Gunston: “We think it’s really important that the contractor will be, and will be seen as, independent from both parties. … We heard concerns [about Hillard Heintze’s local advisors] from a broad swath of stakeholders.” What the public says: During the public comment portion of last week’s meeting, speakers were mostly opposed to the city’s choice for monitor, with many focusing on its local representation. “There’s a lot to be desired in both,” said Danatus King, president of the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP. “But the community had no confidence in the local representatives identified by Hillard Heintze.” Civil rights attorney Mary Howell questioned Hillard’s record on police civil rights, asking about hundreds of cases of torture under Chicago police detective Jon Burge from the 1970s to the 1990s. Burge was fired in 1993. Meanwhile, investigations into convicted criminals whose confessions might have been forced continued. In 1998, Thomas Needham, then Hillard’s general counsel, discovered that internal police investigators sustained a number of torture allegations. Needham reversed the ruling. “Where did he stand during the Chicago police torture cases?” Howell said. According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, Hillard testified in 1999 that he knew nothing about the evidence contained in the reports. ShepparD Mullin richter & haMptOn Law firm Los Angeles the offer: $7,880,786.25 four-year estimate; $8.9 million fouryear cap Key team members: • Monitor Jonathan Aronie is a partner in the Sheppard law firm, working in its government contract and internal investigations practice. According to his submitted biography, Aronie has conducted “countless complex internal investigations” and implemented compliance programs for major corporate clients. Aronie also served as deputy monitor over the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department during its 2002 to 2008 consent decree. • Lead police practices expert and primary monitor Dennis Nowicki is the former chief of the CharlotteMecklenburg, N.C., Police Department. Nowicki also served as chief of the Joliet, Ill., Police Department. He was a Chicago police officer for 26 years. Nowicki was part of the monitoring team in Washington, D.C., and worked on the original monitoring team for a consent decree still in place over the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department. Strengths: The firm has significant consent-decree experience.

Aronie worked as deputy monitor in Washington. Former U.S. Attorney Peter Morris, a member of the Sheppard Mullin legal team, monitored the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for discriminatory hiring practices under a consent decree. Robert McNeilly, another member of Sheppard Mullin’s proposed NOPD monitoring team, was the chief of the Pittsburgh Police Department while it was under a consent decree from 1997 to 2002. Unlike Hillard Heintze, Sheppard Mullin is a law firm, so it does not lack legal experience. Weaknesses: Even Sheppard Mullin’s supporters, including the DOJ and CUC, point out that the firm has yet to identify and cultivate relationships with locals. “Sheppard has yet to create a robust community component,” Quigley’s letter reads. “It needs to do serious work in that area in order to have a realistic chance of being effective as a monitor of the NOPD.” Then there’s the price. The firm’s four-year estimate is nearly $900,000 above Hillard Heintze’s $7 million maximum price tag. And Sheppard Mullin’s four-year maximum is $8.9 million. potential conflicts: The one member of the Sheppard Mullin team whose name came up frequently was Theron Bowman. In 2010 and 2011, Bowman worked under Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General Roy Austin, who headed the investigation of the NOPD that led to the consent decree, from which the city is now hoping to extract itself. Sheppard Mullin even listed Austin, who is now on the selection committee, as a reference. Kopplin also was concerned that Bowman’s full-time job as a deputy city manager of Arlington, Texas, would get in the way of his monitor duties. Bowman is not the only one who worked on the NOPD investigation. So did Ellen Scrivner, former deputy director of the National Institute of Justice, now part of Hillard Heintze’s team. In any case, City Hall initially asked for and, until very recently, endorsed the DOJ investigation. What the city says: Kopplin, who didn’t buy the DOJ’s position that extensive legal experience trumped police management experience: “It seems to suggest that the job of running a monitoring team is bigger than the job of running a police department.” What the DOJ says: Parker: “They’re well-equipped to carry out the provisions of the consent decree, precisely because they’ve done them all before.” What the public says: The Rev. Patrick Keen of Bethlehem Lutheran Church said the Pittsburgh decree, enacted under Nowicki’s leadership, appears to have been a failure in the long term. The department is one of the most troubled in the country, with recent federal investigations for misuse of funds, a March public corruption indictment of another former chief and a brewing corruption scandal over the department’s off-duty detail system, which is similar to the detail reform proposal for NOPD details under the consent decree here. Most speakers, however, were either supportive of the firm or dismissive of the city’s pick. Addressing the price issue, W.C. Johnson of CUC said it shouldn’t matter. “We want constitutional policing in this city at any and all costs. We don’t want a rush job,” he said. All this is predicated on the expectation that the city’s attempts to void the consent decree will fail. Attorneys for the city filed an unsuccessful motion to vacate the agreement in late January and are appealing to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, the city is bound by court order to participate in the selection process.

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hose leading the life-and-death struggle to keep southeast Louisiana from being swallowed by the Gulf of Mexico have for decades trumpeted a battle cry: “Put the river back into the marsh.” The thinking is that the Mississippi River should be allowed to build new land, just as it did for millennia before flooding was controlled. But what if pollutants in the river’s fresh water kill the marsh before those sediments can do good? Dissenters who posed this question have been treated as outliers, if not obstructionists. Now a pair of reports gives that question new relevance. A nine-year project in New england showed that fertilizer-based pollutants carried in the Mississippi River led to the collapse of salt marshes dominated by a plant species that is a signature of much of Louisiana’s southeast coast. A review of research on Louisiana’s freshwater diversions by a panel of experts from outside the state concluded they could find no solid evidence the diversion projects improved adjacent wetlands, but found evidence they might hurt them. The study suggested that the state’s Coastal Master Plan, built around large sediment diversions, may be forging ahead while blind to the potential dangers in the river water. The reports provide new ammunition to diversion opponents who argue for other methods of coastal restoration — and to scientists pushing for more research before water from the Mississippi River is released on the wetlands. Garret Graves, head of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, however, is having none of it. He dismissed the latest findings as too little, too late to apply to the state’s Master Plan. with coastal Louisiana facing a death sentence of sea-level rise and subsidence, Graves invoked Donald Rumsfeld, arguing the state has to fight with the science it has, not the science it would like to have. “Look, if we were on a sustainable posture right now, sure, maybe we could spend a few more years and spend tens or hundreds of millions of dollars trying to perfect the science, but considering where we are in Louisiana, you have to take some risks,” Graves said. “we are going to screw up sometimes, but the consequences of doing nothing are extraordinary,” he said. “it is simply not an option for us to sit back and wait” for more studies. Further, Graves said, the land being built at the mouth of the Atchafalaya River with water from the Mississippi River shows that diversions work. “That’s a diversion that is working perfectly, and we need to replicate it,” he said. River diversions have long been the great paradox of coastal rebuilding efforts — and the most important, yet contentious element. Primary opposition has come from fishing interests who fear their target species would be pushed out of interior bays to the edges of the Gulf of Mexico. instead, that group supports “slurry pipelines,” which use suction dredges to mine sediment from rivers and offshore locations, mix it with water and pump into sinking basins. That technique has been used to build as much as 400 acres of land in as little as three months. But while the pipelines are a major component of the Master Plan, coastal authority research concluded that large diversions had two critical advantages: They built land at a much cheaper cost per acre and, once set up, they could continue building land as long as the river flows. But for some diversion opponents in st. Bernard Parish, the debate over diversions isn’t just about moving their livelihoods southward. For years they’ve complained that the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion — one of only two in the region — was actually destroying the marsh. Opened in 1991, Caernarvon was conceived to support oyster fishers in Black Bay who were seeing their harvests decline due to rising salinity levels. it has a maximum capacity of 8,000 cubic feet per second, but its average discharge has been less than 2,000 cubic feet per second, a volume dwarfed by planned diversions that top 50,000 cubic feet per second. even at that small flow, fishers, trappers and others who make a living off the wetlands claim the lush blooms of freshwater plants masked a steady erosion of the soil below. “The land is just wasting away, like it has cancer,” said Lionel serigne, operator of a Delacroix island boat launch and live shrimp business for more than 50 years. “And now they got this plan to put more and bigger diversions? They ain’t helping us, they’re killing us.” Those impressions were given scientific weight in 2008 when noted Louisiana

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be forging ahead without proper science to guide its decisions. The authors concluded by urging the agency to conduct comprehensive research to test alternative hypotheses on how wetlands respond to nutrient-rich river water. One editor of the report, Chris swarzenski of the U.s. Geological survey’s Louisiana water science Center in Baton Rouge, said the team was surprised to discover that state and federal agencies had never undertaken in-depth research to find out how river water would affect coastal wetlands. “That’s actually one of the most shocking findings,” he said. “it seems everyone has just taken for granted the slogan ‘put the river back in A view of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, one place the U.S. the marsh’ as the key to addressing the Corps of Engineers is implementing freshwater diversion problem — without ever going out in a sciprojects to rebuild the wetlands. entific way to find out what that would do. “it’s almost inconceivable to me that PHOTO COURTesY NATiONAL OCeANiC AND ATMOsPHeRiC ADMiNisTRATiON would happen, but apparently it has.” That review panel was drawn from researchers outside Louisiana to avoid any claim of bias projects were built today, he said the state would insist they in a subject that has been hotly debated inside Louibe designed to move sediment. siana coastal research circles for some time, Graves several times, he came back to one point: “Nature confirmed. But he dismissed the report as unusable, is showing us how to get this done” at the mouth of the saying the authors did not follow the state’s mandate. Atchafalaya River and at the west Bay Diversion south of venice. “it largely didn’t answer some of the key questions the state had posed to the scientists who were putting The Atchafalaya, a tributary of the Mississippi River that this together,” Graves said. “Questions like informing captures 30 percent of its flow north of Baton Rouge, us or guiding us on how to design, operate and mainbegan building a small delta at the end of the wax Outlet tain sediment diversions called for specifically in the Canal near its natural mouth after the flood of 1973. since Master Plan. This largely looked at the role of freshwathen it has added about 39 square miles of land thick with ter diversions that exist today, and again we don’t have healthy, freshwater vegetation. any of those in our Master Plan.” At west Bay, opened in 2004, land and healthy vegetain fact, while the Master Plan 2012 lists only “sedition began to rise above the water after the 2011 flood. ment Diversions,” critics point out that at least four “To look at the Atchafalaya Basin and to say there is not of the nine move river water into the marsh at the rate thriving vegetation there, with the exact same water that of 5,000 cubic feet per second or less, which they is in the Mississippi River, is a fundamentally inaccurate contend is not large enough to move huge loads of statement,” Graves said. sediment deep into adjoining basins. However, some scientists say the comparison is invalid The panel’s chairman, John Teal of woods Hole, replied to Graves’ critique with both fire and compassion. because the soil on the newly built wax Lake and west He said Graves’ charges were so inaccurate he “could Bay deltas is different from those in the path of many of not respond to them in language fit for publication.” But the planned diversions. swarzenski, who studies wetland soils, said the new deltas are comprised primarily of minhe relented. eral soils, which provide a firmer foundation for plant roots “is he right in those charges? i can respond to his and cannot be broken down by fertilizer compounds. But claims with one word: No!” Teal said. “we did exactly the marshes along the leveed Mississippi, blocked from what the state asked us to do in every way.” sediments for more than a century, now are highly organic. Teal provided what he said was a copy of the state’s “That’s sort of the whole issue,” swarzenski said. requests, which supported his point. “These organic soils are broken down by the [compounds “They asked us to look at what had been done on in the fertilizer pollution] rather quickly. That’s the concern freshwater diversions, and that’s what we did,” he said. about having river water flood them.” He also understood Graves’ sense of urgency. That leads to a question scientists concerned about the “Look, everyone knows the only chance you have down diversions say hasn’t been answered: How much sediment there is to get sediment into the wetlands,” said Teal, can be deposited on these sinking marshes to rebuild new who has been involved in Louisiana coastal research land, without causing more rapid subsidence? for decades. “i agree with him that you don’t have “These are questions some of us believe should have time left, that you probably should move forward even been answered before planning these diversions and though the science isn’t complete — mistakes and all. should still be answered before we just plow ahead,” He’s right about that. swarzenski said. “Yes, we know things are desperate and “But what [the report] was saying is that while [the we only have one chance to get this done. All the more coastal agency] moves forward, they have to conduct reason we make sure we’re doing it right — because if we research to monitor the results, so that they know what get it wrong, we won’t have a second chance.” mistakes they make, and what is working. we found that wasn’t the case concerning freshwater diversions.” — Bob Marshall is a Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental Graves insisted the state is aware of the harm freshwater-only diversions like those at Caernarvon and reporter who works for The Lens, where this story originally appeared. Davis Pond can do the marsh plants. if those federal

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state University (LsU) coastal scientist Gene Turner published research indicating the river water pouring from Caernarvon stunted root growth of critical marsh plants and accelerated decomposition of the highly organic marsh soil. His work echoed previous studies done in other parts of the world and was followed by more research in coastal Louisiana that reached the same conclusions. The coastal restoration establishment countered that Caernarvon was a bad analogy because it was designed to move water, not land-building sediment. Further, the state coastal authority’s research showed that the diversions would put so much sediment in the wetlands — along with the water — that they would build land and heal the ecosystem. And they had another reaction to scientists urging caution on diversions: southeast Louisiana was running out of time. As the coast continued to collapse, that community made no excuses for its sense of urgency. The new papers refocus scientific attention on that debate. The New england study was led by Linda Deegan, an LsU alumna and now a senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory at woods Hole, Mass. Her team meticulously added concentrated nitrogen and phosphorous to tides flowing into an unpolluted coastal salt marsh. The primary plant in that marsh — spartina cordgrass — also dominates wetlands targeted for some river diversions south of New Orleans. in the first few years of the project, the nutrients ignited an explosion of growth in leaves and stems, but by the fifth year the edges of the marsh began “literally falling apart,” said team member John Fleeger, a professor emeritus at LsU. The pollutants weakened the root structures and speeded decomposition of the organic soil. The combination of stunted, weakened roots and less stable soil led to increased erosion from regular tidal currents. “when we first started this work,” Fleeger said, “it was thought salt marshes would be able to sequester excess nutrients and neutralize them with little impact on the marsh itself, but that hasn’t proven to be the case.” Graves said Deegan’s research did not mimic conditions found on Louisiana’s coast. Deegan’s study used nutrient loads “double to 600 percent” of those found in the Mississippi River, and the tidal cycle in the New england study was more frequent and much stronger than in Louisiana, Graves said. Fleeger agreed there are differences between the study area and Louisiana, but he argued that the study has a bearing on Louisiana’s Master Plan because the changes caused in the New england marsh have been recorded in other research around the world. The second report, a review of published research on the impact of the state’s freshwater diversions, was requested by Graves’ agency. it looked for any conclusions that could be drawn about those diversions, including their ability to build new land, encourage plant growth and stop erosion. The panel criticized much of the science that has become standard reference material for the state’s coastal plan as sparse, insufficient and inconclusive. One key finding: “Little evidence was available that any Freshwater Diversion in the Louisiana deltaic plan has significantly reversed the rate of marsh degradation and land loss.” while the panel saw some evidence of small-scale land-building adjacent to outflows, it noted that some papers also showed the freshwater diversions actually compromised plant growth, soil building and wetland elevation. Most troubling to outside researchers who have reviewed the report, the authors concluded that the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority may


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    “There’s only so many properties  we can sell in the state of Louisiana.” — State Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, saying Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to pump up the state’s higher education system with $400 million in nonrecurring funds, realized in part by selling off some state properties.

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Officers’ uniOn wOn’t bOycOtt extra security jObs     Michael Glasser, president of the  Police Association of New Orleans  (PANO), announced on April 17 that his  group would not boycott security details  at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. As previously reported,  the group had discussed a boycott of  off-duty paid security details during major events as a protest of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s proposed overhaul of the  detail system.      “The idea has merit and may yet be  one which the rank and file may choose  to pursue,” Glasser said in a written  statement. “However, the recent terrorist  attack in Boston underscores the vulnerability we have as Americans, and especially in places of major public events  attended by large crowds. Nowhere is  this more common and more prevalent  than in New Orleans.”     The City Council’s Budget/Audit/ Board of Review Committee has  scheduled an April 25 hearing on two  ordinances that would set in place the  funding mechanism for the newly created police detail oversight organization,  the Office of Police Secondary Employment (OPSE), which will be a City Hall  office. Under the plan, off-duty detail  management will be taken out of NOPD  and centralized at OPSE.      PANO and the Fraternal Order of  Police both object to a proposed $5  per-officer-per-hour administrative  fee included in the ordinances. Both  groups also have argued that if the city  takes the reins on details, it should pay  overtime and benefits for detail hours. —  CHARLES MALDONADO 

Jindal: teach ‘best facts’ GOV: PubLic schOOLs shOuLd be abLe tO teach bOth eVOLutiOn and creatiOnism     At NBC News’ “Education Nation” summit, held at the New Orleans  Center for the Creative Arts April  12-14, moderator Hoda Kotb pressed  Gov. Bobby Jindal on a hot topic in  Louisiana schools: teaching evolution  versus teaching creationism, sometimes  referred to as “intelligent design.”     “We want our kids to be exposed to  the best facts,” Jindal told Kotb. “Let’s  teach them about the Big Bang Theory;  let’s teach them about evolution; let’s  teach them — I’ve got no problem if a  school board, a local school board, 

says we want to teach our kids about  creationism, that people, some people,  have these beliefs as well. Let’s teach  them about ‘intelligent design.’”  — KEvIN ALLMAN

Fall back mOrreLL biLL wOuLd mOVe LOcaL eLectiOn date     State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New  Orleans, has filed a bill to move the date  of New Orleans’ municipal and parochial elections back to the fall from their  current mid-winter dates. The idea has  been discussed for years and now is being promoted by the League of Women  voters of New Orleans, which asked  Morrell to introduce the measure.     Senate Bill 191 will be heard this  Wednesday, April 24, in the Senate and  Governmental Affairs Committee. The  measure came up for consideration last  week but was deferred to allow the Secretary of State’s office to recommend  some amendments.     As introduced, SB 191 would advance the citywide elections from the  first Saturday in February to the third  Saturday in October, with the general  election four weeks later.     Citywide elections were held in the  fall through 1977, when the late Dutch Morial won the mayor’s race. Morial,  who was forced by law to resign his appellate judgeship to run for mayor, complained about the lengthy (six-month)  transition period between his election  and his inauguration. He convinced the  Legislature to push the citywide elections back to February before he had to  seek re-election in 1982.     Under the City Charter, the mayor and  City Councilmembers take their oaths  of office on the first Monday of May.  Morrell’s bill, as initially drafted, would  change that as well — moving it up to  the third Monday in January. However,  Morrell told Gambit last week that he  will remove that provision because it  conflicts with the City Charter. “The City  Council and voters will have to decide  whether to move the inauguration date,”  Morrell said.     Proponents of such a change say  it would limit outgoing mayors’ ability  to leave incoming administrations in a  budget hole.     Ever since New Orleans’ election dates were moved to February,  campaigns for city offices — including  those for parochial offices such as clerk  and sheriff — have competed for voters’  attention with Thanksgiving, Christmas,  New Year’s Day, Sugar Bowl, NFL  playoffs, Super Bowl and Carnival. voter  turnout has declined as well since then.     Morrell’s bill would take effect in 2015  and thus would not affect the next round  of citywide elections, scheduled for Feb.  1 and March 15, 2014. Next year’s runoff  already has been pushed back two  weeks because otherwise it would fall on  March 1 — the Saturday of Mardi Gras  weekend next year. — CLANCY DUBOS

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CounCil argues over bathrooms and parking After months of debating and revising proposals, the New Orleans City Council last week passed a food truck ordinance that would increase the availability of permits and allow 75 more food trucks in the city. Following a monthslong drive by council President Stacy Head, the council voted 6-1 to approve the draft-in-progress ordinance. Councilmembers argued over several last-minute amendments to the proposed ordinance, including two concerning food truck access to bathrooms. “This has been the concern not just of (the louisiana Restaurant Association). This came from my public health people — not from the city, but from my access to a whole arena of public health people,” Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson said, adding she received guidance from “people who have been engaged in public health my whole life.” Another bathroom-related amendment also passed, though with several sub-amendments. Clarkson proposed that food truck vendors have written permission to use the bathroom from a business within 300 feet of where a food truck parks, though council members agreed that a truck can be exempt if it can “demonstrate” there is no bathroom (e.g. in an underserved neighborhood). Clarkson introduced an amendment requiring trucks to carry keys to businesses with bathrooms, but she scrapped it. Other approved amendments include a rule prohibiting trucks from operating in front of a “residential structure” (as opposed to an entire residential zoned neighborhood, which would have excluded vendors from operating in front of neighborhood bars that regularly invite trucks). Trucks also must display their permit number. A proximity requirement also passed, preventing trucks from operating within 200 feet of a brick-andmortar restaurant, unless trucks have a written waiver from the restaurant. Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell was the sole nay vote. The new ordinance will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. — Alex wOOdwARd

scuttlebits all the news that doesn’t fit • The New Orleans Crime Coalition (NOCC) released the results of its semi-annual Citizens satisfaction survey last week. The survey shows that 58 percent of 600 respondents say they are satisfied with the New Orleans Police department (NOPd), with 33 percent unsatisfied and the remainder undecided. By race, 59 percent of white respondents, 57 percent of black respondents and 63 percent of respondents of another race say they are satisfied with the department. By district, only district 8 (French Quarter and Central Business district) reported a majority not satisfied — 56 percent, with 41 percent satisfied. … • district B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will present her first “state of the district” address in City Council chambers at New Orleans City Hall April 30 at 6 p.m. … • louisiana law doesn’t outlaw workplace discrimination when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, and two House bills this session aim to address that. HB 85, which is backed by Rep. Austin Badon, d-New Orleans, would prohibit discrimination in state employment when it comes to gender identity and sexual orientation. similar bills were introduced in past sessions by democrats, but none passed. Meanwhile, Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-shreveport, has introduced HB 402, which would bar employment discrimination lawsuits for reasons other than those already in state law. That would exclude suits based on sexual orientation and gender identity. That bill is being opposed by equality louisiana, which claims the proposed law would “add financial insult to injury for lGBT people who have already suffered discrimination at work.” — KeviN AllMAN & CHARles MAldONAdO ©2013, Caesars License Company, LLC.

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The governor paints himself as a principled fiscal conservative, but his actions show him to be something else. rightly calls the governor’s plan an “accounting gimmick.”      Jindal’s fiscal irresponsibility doesn’t  stop at the budget. He grabbed headlines  in recent months for his similarly reckless  plan to replace Louisiana’s individual income tax with the highest combined sales  tax rate in the nation. That idea crashed  and burned after the governor’s point man  on “tax reform” admitted to lawmakers that  the plan would raise taxes on Louisiana  businesses by more than $500 million a  year. The governor abruptly dropped the  idea — then told legislators to find a way  to eliminate income taxes on their own.  Lawmakers from both parties balked, and  the idea appears dead for now.     In December, Jindal gave President  Barack Obama some unsolicited advice  about the so-called fiscal cliff, telling him  that any solution should be “one-time,  limited and accompanied by structural  reform to make sure we don’t repeat this  nightmare.” If only the governor would  practice at home what he preaches to  Washington. Unfortunately, with Bobby  Jindal at the helm of Louisiana’s “household,” we’ve seen no structural reform —  and we’ve repeated the budget nightmare  every year. The next fiscal year looks to be  no different. 












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n the spring of 2008, as Louisiana  lawmakers convened during Gov.  Bobby Jindal’s first year in office,  a wise man bemoaned the fact that  hundreds of millions of dollars in the state  budget were “non-recurring” or one-time  funds allocated toward “recurring” or  annual expenses. The wise man correctly  called that allocation an irresponsible and  unsustainable way of filling budget holes.  “That is like using your credit card to pay  your mortgage,” he said.     Who was that wise man?     None other than Gov. Bobby Jindal.     Today, state legislators might want   to remind Jindal of that statement,   which is still on the governor’s website  ( For reasons no  doubt related to political expediency and  personal ambition, Jindal now thinks that  using one-time funds is a swell idea.  That, despite a constitutional prohibition  against using one-time money for recurring expenses.     The governor paints himself as a principled fiscal conservative, but his actions  show him to be something else altogether.  He has relied upon one-time funds in every budget he has submitted as governor  — going back six fiscal years now — and  each time the result has been the same:  devastating mid-year cuts to health care  and higher education. Worst of all, each  set of mid-year cuts was entirely foreseeable. Yet each year the governor follows  the same script: relying upon rosy budget  projections and fairy-tale contingencies  that ultimately run head-on into fiscal  reality, to the detriment of health care and  higher education.     After five years of this madness,  Louisiana voters have had enough. The  governor’s approval ratings are in the  tank, with more than 60 percent of the  state’s registered voters giving him low  marks. More than 77 percent say higher  education and health care have been cut  too much already and should not be cut  further. They blame Jindal for those cuts,  and rightfully so.     The governor is fond of pushing for a  balanced budget amendment to the U.S.  Constitution. He compares government  spending to a household budget. Such  homespun wisdom bears no relation to  the way government operates, but even  on that level Jindal doesn’t measure up. In  his current budget proposal, $449 million  comes from one-time funding, much of  it speculative. For example, he proposes  selling state assets to fund higher education. If those assets don’t sell, higher ed  will face another round of mid-year cuts.  Using Jindal’s “household” metaphor,  that’s the equivalent of hoping to sell off 

everything in the backyard shed to pay the  utility bill. If the yard sale doesn’t happen,  the lights will go out.      That scenario is not far-fetched. Jindal’s  current-year budget relies on money from  leasing the New Orleans Adolescent  Hospital (NOAH), which still hasn’t happened, with barely two months to go in the  current fiscal year.     Elsewhere, Jindal proposes to borrow, through budgetary legerdemain,  $100 million — interest free — from the  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s  reserve fund to pay for public colleges  and universities next year. He promises to  “repay” the convention center through the  state’s capital outlay budget, which would  put back into “reserve” $100 million that  would otherwise go toward construction  projects around the state. State Rep.  Cameron Henry, R-Jefferson, one of  the “fiscal hawks” who has tried to hold  Jindal’s feet to the fire on budget matters, 


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Litigation nation onsidering all the litigation that has been filed against his initiatives — plus the anticipated lawsuits — it’s remarkable that Gov. Bobby Jindal has time for anything outside of a courtroom. Unlike former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who wound up on the wrong side of the law with a string of corruption charges, Jindal’s time in court has more to do with his policies and his administration’s questionable interpretations of the state Constitution. This is not a healthy trend. litigating costs lots of money, adverse decisions erode faith in the legislative process and Jindal’s preference for ramming bills through the legislature strongly suggests he’s more interested in doing things his way than doing them right. The latest legal threat comes from rep. Marcus Hunter, r-Monroe, who says he will sue to assert the legislature’s authority to review Jindal’s proposed privatization agreements for public hospitals. according to a recent attorney general’s opinion, the governor does not have to seek lawmakers’ approval to implement privatization, but most legislators want a say in that process. Inching closer to Edwards territory, Team Jindal soon may see a lawsuit from CNSI, the company that lost a massive $185 million state Medicaid claims processing contract after it attracted the interest of a federal grand jury. former Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein, who changed the rules to allow CNSI to compete for the contract, announced his resignation when a federal subpoena came to light. Greenstein worked for CNSI before taking a job with Jindal. When Jindal’s administration canceled the CNSI contract, company officials cried foul and insisted the problem was not on their end. CNSI spokesman Sonny Cranch says a meeting is scheduled with dHH later this month, after which the likelihood of litigation will become clearer. “We’re going to wait and see,” he says. “But right now we don’t want to predict that.” Yet another potential lawsuit involves the artificial reef development fund, into which the oil and gas industry pays to help create underwater habitats using decommissioned drilling rigs. The fund has been targeted for a $20.6 million transfer to help balance Jindal’s proposed state budget for the next fiscal year. Jindal already has taken $45 million from the fund since the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Members of the Wildlife and fisheries Commission (all appointed by the governor) argue that the reef funds can only be used for habitat creation, not to prop up

education and health care. “The administration told us they are working on ways to repay that money, and if they do, a lawsuit won’t happen,” says commission Chairman ronnie Graham. “But we’ll have to [sue] if they raid that fund again this year.” Meanwhile, state reps. Kirk Talbot, r-river ridge, and Cameron Henry, r-Metairie, filed suit challenging Jindal’s budget last year. They say his budgetary contingencies amount to one-time revenue, which the state constitution prohibits using for recurring costs. The lawmakers recently amended their suit to include a review of Jindal’s current budget proposal. “after looking at the administration’s budget for the coming fiscal year, it is clear that it contains the same constitutional issues as the current fiscal year budget that prompted our lawsuit,” Talbot says. Team Jindal also is in court defending a constitutional challenge to a 2009 law that provided generous repayment terms for $186 million that lawmakers and the ad-

Litigating costs lots of money, and adverse decisions erode faith in the legislative process. ministration withdrew from the so-called rainy day fund that year. If that challenge succeeds, it could blow a $400 million hole in next fiscal year’s budget (starting July 1), which already is projected to be $1.3 billion short. lawmakers are working on a fix this session, but nothing is certain. Then there are the judgments already rendered against Jindal’s controversial education and public pension reforms. one judge ruled that Jindal’s voucher program unconstitutionally diverts public funds to private schools, while another decided that his “cash balance” retirement plan, set to go into effect next fiscal year, did not receive enough votes for passage last year. lawmakers likely will debate those matters again this year. Jindal may never get to be president of the United States, but he’s already well on his way to being president of litigation Nation. — Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist in Baton Rouge. Contact him at jeremy@ Follow him on Twitter: @alfordwrites.

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Dear Jeff, Many movies of the 1930s feature Louisiana and/or New Orleans, but very few were actually filmed here — and no movie was shot in City Park in the 1930s. For the movie Banjo on My Knee, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea, New Orleans police were filmed in front of the 3rd District police station on Chartres Street in 1936. In that scene, two police wagons sped from the station with bells and sirens sounding and cameramen filming the action. Bed of Roses with Constance Bennett and McCrea also has scenes that were shot during Carnival 1933. Many other movies made in the 1930s were all or partially set in Louisiana or New Orleans, but actually made in Hollywood, including Safe in Hell (1931), Blond Venus (1932), The World Moves On and Belle of the Nineties (1934), Naughty Marietta and Whipsaw (1935), It Happened in New Orleans (1936), Madame X (1937) and The Toy Wife (1938). One very famous movie about New Orleans was The Buccaneer, based on Lyle Saxon’s story of Jean Lafitte. It starred Frederic March as the famous privateer who helped Andrew Jackson win the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. The Buccaneer premiered in New Orleans Jan. 7, 1938 at the Saenger Theater. The movie’s director, Cecil B. DeMille, was

Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea starred in Banjo on My Knee, part of which was filmed in New Orleans. in town for the annual celebration of the Battle of New Orleans. He gave a speech and presented scripts and pictures of the movie to the library of Louisiana State University and the state museum. DeMille and his staff came to Louisiana in March 1937, before production on the movie began. They researched the career of Jean Lafitte, prowled the bayous of the Barataria area where Lafitte and his men operated, searched libraries and museums and inspected the treasures of the Cabildo. In July 1937, DeMille sent a second group to Louisiana to film the backgrounds he had chosen: moss-hung swamps, plantations and swamp country natives. Those shots would be blended into action scenes filmed in Hollywood. No scenes were shot in New Orleans. DeMille’s next location was Catalina Island off the California coast, where he brought 18 barge loads of equipment, two square-rigged battleships and three gunboats from the 1814 period. The director built a 7-acre settlement and brought in 700 people. His version of the Battle of New Orleans was filmed with 6,000 players at Baldwin Oaks near the Santa Anita racetrack in California. Another big Hollywood movie set in New Orleans of the 1850s was 1938’s Jezebel, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda. It wasn’t filmed here, but there was a Louisiana connection. Dalton S. Raymond, head of Louisiana State University’s opera department, was a voice coach and advisor to the producers.

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Red-flagging the OIG n 1982, the New Orleans City Council allowed the local utility, then known as New Orleans Public Service Inc. (NOPSI), to pay the cost of a low-turnout referendum to transfer utility regulation from the council to the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC). The proposition passed, and soon thereafter utility bills in New Orleans skyrocketed. The council should have seen that one coming. When a utility offers to underwrite a referendum in which it has a huge stake, somebody should throw a big red flag. That didn’t happen until it was too late. Three years later, after a grassroots push by the nascent Alliance for Affordable Energy, New Orleanians voted overwhelmingly to return utility regulation to the City Council. Ever since, the local

referendum. I should have thrown a red flag then, but I didn’t. I’m not going to make that mistake again. Let me make clear that I totally support the mission of the OIG. The city needs a well-funded, independent inspector general. That’s precisely why it’s a huge mistake for the OIG to let a third party underwrite its work. In fact, that’s why the OIG has a dedicated funding source: to keep it independent. Questions of independence are not the only problem with the OIG delving into the council’s regulatory sphere. As noted by the alliance and the council’s advisors, the OIG has neither the expertise to dissect complex utility issues nor the authority to examine policy decisions by the council. I would add that the OIG also lacks institutional memory on this issue, because it mentions LPSC

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utility — now known as Entergy New Orleans — has had to toe the line on rates and costs. The Alliance for Affordable Energy remains a key player in utility regulation, and the council is far more responsive to local ratepayers than the LPSC was. As a result, base rates in New Orleans are the lowest in the Entergy system. Those rates reflect the efforts of the alliance and the council’s utility consultants, some of whom have advised the council for three decades. The consultants don’t come cheap, but they know their stuff — and they have saved New Orleans ratepayers billlions of dollars over the years. Every so often, some well-intentioned (or not) soul takes a look at the council’s utility regulation costs and gags because the consultants’ fees are paid by Entergy and passed on to ratepayers. Somehow, the billions in savings get overlooked or downplayed. Apparently the city’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has decided to weigh in on that long-settled debate — with a faintly familiar twist. In February, the OIG issued a request for proposals (RFP) to hire a consultant to examine not only the costs of the council’s regulatory functions, but also the efficacy of the council’s decisions as regulator. The OIG’s costs have been covered by a third party — the Rosa Mary Foundation. I covered the council’s ill-fated decision to let NOPSI pay for the 1982

regulation as a viable option. That’s just plain dumb. “It’s so far away from their mission, it’s practically in another solar system,” says alliance Executive Director Casey Roberts. “It’s not clear why the OIG is interested in energy policy.” The alliance fired off a letter objecting to the OIG’s initial RFP. The council’s lead utility advisor, Clint Vince, wrote a 15-page broadside against it, citing numerous legal problems, inaccuracies and biases. The OIG recalled its initial RFP and issued a second request. Responses are due May 3, with a decision May 14. It would be one thing if the inquiry focused solely on waste or fraud; that’s the OIG’s mission. Instead, it’s a far-flung look at virtually all aspects of utility regulation — including whether the council should even be in that business. IG Ed Quatrevaux told me last week that the proposed review is completely in line with his office’s mission. He said the inquiry has no biases, but he did note that New Orleans is “the only city in the country” that regulates a public utility and that the consultants cost ratepayers lots of money. A March 5 OIG statement quotes Quatrevaux as saying, “It’s inappropriate to discuss the project now.” Actually, this is precisely the time to discuss the project — and to throw a big red flag on it.


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New Orleans Suspects

What could have been simply another paid-for-jam-sessions supergroup of New Orleans-based musicians has developed into something much more. The New Orleans Suspects bridge generations and genres in forging a distinctive swamp funk/rock sound, which combines silky Hammond B-3 organ grooves of classically trained pianist C.R. Gruver (Outformation), founding Radiators bassist (and 1970s-era James Booker associate) Reggie Scanlan, the tenacious drumming of “Mean” Willie Green (Neville Brothers), sax playing of Jeff Watkins (James Brown, Joss Stone) and guitarist Jake Eckert, whose shred-heavy axe work lends a psychedelic edge to recent-vintage Dirty Dozen Brass Band music. Taken as a collective, this merger

hits its highest peaks in an improvised live format. In 2012, the Suspects released an eponymous studio debut as well as Caught Live at the Maple Leaf, recorded during a raucous weekend at the Uptown haunt that serves as something akin to headquarters for this developing, heavytouring band. • 11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Acura Stage

Gary Clark Jr.

Last year’s buzzed-about Blues Tent delight, twentysomething Texas axe-slinger (and Jimi Hendrix heir apparent) Gary Clark Jr. arrives at the Gentilly Stage after a blockbuster 2012. In February 2012, Clark rendered a smoldering cover of traditional blues tune (and Hendrix classic) “Catfish Blues” at the White House for President Barack Obama and a national PBS audience. October marked his major label debut (on Warner Bros., after releasing albums on his own Austin-based Hotwire Unlimited label since 2004) with Blak and Blu. Although it packs a few cringe-inducing moments evident of a possible sophomore slump, Blak and Blu also packs plenty of promise, such as the inclusion of a cover of fellow Texan Albert Collins’ “If You Love Me Like You Say” and a deft weaving of Hendrix’s instrumental masterpiece “Third Stone from the Sun” — a live-set staple of Clark’s that he shredded to pieces before a setting sun in City Park during the Voodoo Experience. As anyone who was there there can testify, sophomore slump or not, Clark possesses the stuff of greatness. • 4 p.m.-5:10 p.m. Gentilly Stage


Soul Rebels

Sharing the same day and stage at 2012’s Voodoo Experience with the Soul Rebels, even the masterful Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) admitted to being awestruck by the fierce energy and expert musicianship evident in the Rebels’ cover of “Sweet Dreams” — a still-thriving gem of ’80s Brit pop that the veteran New Orleans brass band has reinvented as an extended jamming, booty-shaking crowd-

Dr. John & the Nite Tripper

Just weeks before his last Jazz Fest appearance, Dr. John earned wide acclaim (along with a new, younger audience) with the release of his Nonesuch label debut Locked Down. Boldly offering to produce “the best record you’ve (Dr. John) made in a long time,” Dan Auerbach (guitarPAGE 34

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It’s easy enough to characterize Tommy Sancton as a globe-trotting, festival-favorite clarinetist. But his story — revealed in the sweeping, eloquent 2012 memoir Song for My Fathers — parallels that of traditional jazz in New Orleans and its venerable present-day home, Preservation Hall. Sancton was introduced to traditional jazz players — contemporaries of Louis Armstrong then fading into old age and obscurity thanks to a world turning to rock and modern sounds — by his father, also named Tom, who left his native New Orleans to become a renowned writer in New York City, where he last served as a New Republic editor before returning to his hometown. The elder Sancton — who contributed pro-civil rights articles to underground publications espousing views radical for a white Southerner at the time — found inspiration in jazz and, more intimately, the jazz men he found in a modest French Quarter art gallery. These “mens,” as the musicians called themselves, took in the younger Sancton as a clarinet apprentice. After hearing George Lewis play the clarinet on the radio, the younger Sancton took up the instrument and performs at the now world-famous Preservation Hall with the New Orleans Legacy Band. Playing both improvised instrumentals and classics from the early years of jazz, Sancton’s band — Clive Wilson (trumpet), Lars Edegran (piano), Jason Marsalis (drums), Ronell Johnson (trombone) and Kerry Lewis (bass) — mixes races and generations in a way that would make Sancton’s father proud. It’s also a mix that keeps New Orleans’ indigenous music alive and well. • 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent

ist of the Black Keys, who jammed with Dr. John at Bonnaroo in 2011) delivered on his promise with Locked Down. The album expertly melds Dr. John’s studio songwriting and performing skills and trippy y’at-shaman persona with Auerbach’s driving guitar hooks and bridges traditional New Orleans tones to hard rock. Following the most successful year in his decades-long career, Dr. John fired his management and veteran backing band, the Lower 911, last December. Jazz Fest fans will get a taste of what the revival of his renowned 1970s Night-Tripper phase will sound like in a new decade. • 3:50 p.m.-4:50 p.m. Acura Stage



Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott

hard-hitting jazz that is arguably the finest among his contemporaries. • 4 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Zatarain’s WWOZ Jazz Tent

Sonny Landreth

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Lawyer jokes aside, it’s a good thing for music lovers at large, and modern jazz in particular, that tenor-sax titan Joshua Redman delayed Yale Law School for what he presumed would be a year after graduating (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, mind you) from Harvard University. Taking up some friends’ help-us-make-the-rent roommate offer of apartment space in Brooklyn, Redman instead immersed himself in New York City’s avantgarde jazz scene, playing a vibrant nightclub circuit with the likes of Peter Bernstein and Larry Goldings. Five months later, Redman, a native of Berkeley, Calif., whose parents are acclaimed saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff, won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Today, Redman touches on influences from John Coltrane to Ornette Coleman to Led Zeppelin in creating



Mississippi-born and south Louisiana-bred, Sonny Landreth is without equal when it comes to his blistering style of swamp rock-infused blues. Landreth last year released his 11th album, Elemental Journey, an all-instrumental effort on which the guitarist plays with abstract abandon, a hallmark of his live shows. • 4 p.m.-5:10 p.m. Blues Tent

New Orleans Guitar Quartet featuring Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin, Phil DeGruy and Cranston Clements

The “putting on a clinic” cliche comes fully realized in six-string form with this quartet of veteran local guitarists capable of everything from prog-rock peak fests (visit local haunts such as Checkpoint Charlie to witness Jimmy Robinson’s superb Woodenhead, a strange bedfellow with his acoustic work) to eloquent jazz (such as Phil DeGruy’s Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro sets). For this performance, expect everything from original compositions to New Orleans standards to Beatles covers. • 5:20 p.m.-6:35 p.m. Lagniappe Stage

John Mayer

Given the tabloid-fodder lifestyle that brings to mind John Mayer’s “sexual napalm” tryst with Jessica Simpson,


masturbation manifesto in Rolling Stone and recent break-up with Katy Perry (which compelled gossip guru Perez Hilton to investigate whether Mayer’s so depressed he’s unable to dress himself), it’s sadly easy to forget how fine a guitar player he is. Don’t call it a comeback, but the Connecticut-born, Clapton-blessed Mayer arrives at Jazz Fest on the third date of his six-month, global Born & Raised tour. • 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Acura Stage

Band of Horses

Born in Seattle in 2004 but now residing among the greener pastures of its native South Carolina, Band of Horses makes you feel good about the future of rock ’n’ roll. It incorporates elements of folk and pop into its hard-driving sound, and bandleader Ben Bridwell recently confessed that continual collaboration is the secret to its success — obvious in both the Horses’ Grammy-nominated 2010

release Infinite Arms and its follow-up, Mirage Rock. • 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Gentilly Stage

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience with guest Queen Ida

Maybe it’s the freewheeling fun of Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience’s shows that propels the band; it’s performed at 28 consecutive Jazz Fests, and in 7,000 shows in 45 countries. An eighth-generation St. Landry Parish Creole, Simien leads the band’s explosive, expansive take on traditional zydeco. This show also features Lake Charles-born Ida Lewis “Queen Ida” Guillory, hailed as the first female accordionist to lead a zydeco band and known for her Caribbean flourishes. • 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage

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“I didn’t get a chance to see him at Voodoo, and I love his album (Blak and Blu).” MAROON 5 (5:20 P.M.-7P.M. FRI., MAY 3, ACURA STAGE) “I like their style. The grooves they lay down are killer. I know it’s pop but they really get into it. It’s really funky.” • ANDERS OSBORNE (2:30 P.M.-3:25 P.M. FRI., APRIL 26, GENTILLY STAGE)

“He’s a monster. I definitely want to get in on that action and maybe jump onstage.” • SOFT SHELL CRAB AND ALLIGATOR PO-BOYS (FOOD AREA II, FOOD AREA I, RESPECTIVELY)

“I walk to the first booth I see, I swear. You can even follow me. I go in with my umbrella so I don’t get a tan. For some reason I’m always eating alligator po-boys.” • YA-KA-MEIN (FOOD AREA I) PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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Saturday, April 27 Classie Ballou and the Family Band

In the 1950s, Classie Ballou’s band had a reputation for being able to back any singer in any style: swamp pop, rhythm and blues, blues, zydeco and many others. Ballou’s band backed up Boozoo Chavis in the first zydeco track ever, 1954’s “Paper In My Shoe.” Ballou also played with Big Joe Turner and Rosco Gordon. These days he’s the headliner and plays music characterized by a unique mix of Latin, New Orleans and southwest Louisiana sounds on such songs as “Crazy Mambo,” “Classie’s Whip” and “Hey Pardner.” Ballou’s band now includes his children and grandchildren, and they have an intuitive sense that only musicians who share a gene pool could have. • 11:15 p.m.-Noon Blues Tent

Herb Hardesty and the Dukes

Ask anyone in the know who is the best drummer in this drummer-rich city of New Orleans, and many will say Herlin Riley. Riley was the powerhouse behind the later recordings of the Wynton Marsalis Septet as well as Ahmad Jamal. Riley is a great musician who can explain his and others’ music with down-to-earth clarity. He also is a member of the Lastie family of 9th Ward musicians whose history is a significant part of the last half-century of New Orleans music. His anecdotes about them and his experiences should be fascinating. • 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage

Lost Bayou Ramblers

There’s a great new movement in Cajun music. Centered in Lafayette, it is driven by musicians who are very aware of tradition while adding modern touches like rock guitar and occasional dance music trappings. The Lost Bayou Ramblers are at the forefront of this trend. After releasing Mammoth Waltz, one of the best Louisiana-based records of 2012, the band has been tearing up the country with Cajun music infused with reckless rock ’n’ roll attitude. The band plays energetic 21st-century south Louisiana party music for party people. 2:35 p.m.-3:35 p.m. Saturday Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage

Alexis and the Samurai

Alexis Marceaux’s current claim to fame comes from making it through a couple of rounds on NBC’s The Voice, but she and her band The Samurai have been paying dues in New Orleans and on the road for the past few years. She has a voice that can both soar into the stratosphere and dig deep in the dirt. The songs are beautiful — with surprising arrangements and nuances in each one. Her sound is atmospheric pop with strings, acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies, but it’s more than delicate music — the band rocks with enthusiasm as needed. • 12:55 p.m.-1:55 p.m. Lagniappe Stage


Magary Lord

Magary Lord grew up in Salvador, the capital city of the Brazilian coastal state Bahia and was influenced by everything from Carnival beats to the music of Gilberto Gil and Michael Jackson. Lord developed his own style of music, called black semba, based on African beats and incorporating Latin and Caribbean sounds, often combining a variety of drums. Much of his music ranges from singing over Latin hip-hop beats with full horn sections to Carnival party music buoyed by tinkling guitars and Caribbean steel pan drums. • 3 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Jazz & Heritage Stage • 12:35 p.m.-1:25 p.m. Sunday Congo Square Stage

Allen Toussaint


Few New Orleans musicians have been behind as many hits as Allen Toussaint, though often his songs were written for or more famously covered by other artists. The hits “Java” and “Southern Nights” have both been credited with more than two million airings each. Other Toussaint-penned tunes include “Working in the Coal Mine,” “Ride Your Pony,” “Fortune Teller,” and “Mother-In-Law.” He Produced LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” and he’s worked with a variety of rock ’n’

roll legends, including Paul McCartney. His post-Hurricane Katrina album with Elvis Costello, River in Reverse, drew a Grammy nomination, and Toussaint has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. After four decades in the music business, Toussaint continues to write music and perform, and his catalog of songs are both sampled in hip-hop tunes and recorded by new generations of artists. • 3:30 p.m.-4:35 p.m. Acura Stage

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra

Pianist Eddie Palmieri is one of the inventors of salsa and Latin jazz. He’s a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and winner of nine Grammy awards. His compositions and arrangements showcase the tight horns and unique rhythms of Cuba and Puerto Rico via East Harlem, but they also have the capacity for exploratory and climactic solos and group interplay. He’s delivered some great sets at the Jazz Fest before, and he has employed altoist Donald Harrison Jr. for years, so he knows what New Orleans audiences expect. • 4:05 p.m.-5:25 p.m. Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent page 37

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New Orleans and the world owes Herb Hardesty a lot. In the days when Fats Domino, Little Richard, Shirley & Lee and many other rhythm and blues heroes were storming the charts with records made at J&M Studios on either North Rampart or Governor Nicholls streets, Hardesty was part of the saxophone section and contributed killer solos. Hardesty’s sound helped define what became rock ’n’ roll. Last year, several lost sessions featuring Hardesty and other legendary musicians (Ed Frank, Cornelius “Tenoo” Coleman and others) were released in all their honking, rocking glory. • 12:20 p.m.-1:10 p.m. Blues Tent

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite has become a blues legend — like the ones he emulated after moving to Chicago in the 1960s. Ben Harper’s music touched on blues, rhythm and blues and other roots music as he developed his own soulful sound. His voice works within the notes to add an emotional aura that gives his songs their intensity. Musselwhite and Harper’s new collaboration, Get Up!, hollers and stomps at points and coos and sings at others. In a live setting, this pair promises powerfully good roadhouse music. • 5:25 p.m.-6:55 p.m. Gentilly Stage

Jill Scott

Jill Scott can flat-out sing. Her voice can sound seductive, strident, swinging, soulful and more. Her music is based in the world of rhythm and blues, but it encompasses the whole scope of African-American music. She can make others’ tunes her own, but where she excels is in her own songs’ sensitive and incisive poetry. She is the latest in a long line of soul divas, and the power of her live sets are justification enough for that crown. • 5:40 p.m.-7 p.m. Congo Square Stage

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

Listening to Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires is like a time warp to 1970. There is everything from rockers and ballads to tight, riffing funk, soul and rhythm and blues songs with hipswinging, finger-pointing background singers. Bradley’s raspy, emotional voice wraps it all up in a vintage revue. • 5:40 p.m.-7 p.m. Blues Tent


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Sidney Bechet Tribute

101 Runners

Of all the jazz musicians to have come out of New Orleans, Sidney Bechet (1897-1959) might be the best, and that includes Louis Armstrong himself as competition. Bechet’s tone, timbre and improvisatory imagination on both clarinet and soprano saxophone still amaze jazz aficionados. Jazz Fest has assembled a great collection of players, including Dr. Michael White, Donald Harrison Jr., Roderick Paulin and Brian “Breeze” Cayolle to play both Bechet standards and rarities. • 5:50 p.m.-7 p.m. Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent

You can trace the lineage of the great Mardi Gras Indian funk bands from Willie Tee’s New Orleans Project backing the Wild Magnolias to the Wild Tchoupitoulas to June Victory and The Bayou Renegades up through collaborations by Monk Boudreaux, Anders Osborne and Tab Benoit. Now there’s 101 Runners. Lead singer War Chief Juan Pardo is both a great singer and improviser of Indian tunes, and the funk behind him is relentless. • 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Jazz & Heritage Stage

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mULLiNs Mark Mullins performs with Bonerama (2:05 p.m.-3:05 p.m. Sat., April 27, Gentilly Stage) and the Midnight Disturbers (4:15 p.m.5:20 p.m. Sun., April 28, Jazz & Heritage Stage). What’s he looking forward to at the Fair Grounds?

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BouTTe Family GoSpel (2:40 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat., may, GoSpel tent), The Black keyS (5:35 p.m.-5:05 p.m. Sun., may 5, acura StaGe) and Wayne ShoRTeR (4:05 p.m.-5:25 p.m. Sun., may 5, Zatarain’S/WWoZ JaZZ tent) “It seems like I never get to see,

hear or eat as much as I want to at Jazz Fest but I do see a lot of the track and the insides of the backstage trailers. If I can swing it, this is what I’m shooting for this year.”

Jamaican JeRk chicken (conGo Square) “Afterwards, I like to make time to dig into the amazingly tasty Jamaican jerk chicken.”


Sunday, April 28

for best soundtrack (Good Night and Good Luck) in 2006. Hailing from a musical family from Detroit, she began focusing on a musical career at a young age. Known for her tremendous vocal range, Reeves has recorded with everyone from Harry Belafonte and Lou Rawls to McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis. She often works with former New Orleanian pianist Peter Martin, who is featured on Good Night and Good Luck. • Dianne Reeves interview 2:15 p.m.-3 p.m. Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage • 4:10 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent

Treme Brass Band’s Tribute to Uncle Lionel


In more than four decades, Earth, Wind and Fire has released a slew of albums (nearly 40 including all the compilation albums, together selling more than 90 million copies worldwide), collected numerous awards including six Grammys, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000) and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There were a few brief hiatuses in the 1980s, but in recent years, the band has been recognized for its influence on American pop music and has performed everywhere from the Super Bowl to the White House. In the very late 1960s, Maurice White put the large band with a full horn section together to fuse rock, jazz, R&B, soul and gospel. The band hit its stride in the mid- to late-1970s with the albums That’s the Way of the World, which included the title track and “Shining Star,” All ’N All and I Am featuring “After the Love Has Gone,” and it dipped into disco with hits like “Boogie Wonderland.” Through almost all of its tenure, White (who is active with the band but no longer tours), Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson were at the core of the group, which has seen many lineups and included

dozens of members. The latter three talk about the band in an interview early in the day. • 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage • 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Congo Square Stage

the trombone section. Barbarin joins Ory biographer John McCusker for an interview on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage. • John McCusker and Lucien Barbarin interview 1:15 p.m.-2 p.m. Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage • Kid Ory Tribute: Hot Trombones 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent

Kid Ory Tribute: Hot Trombones featuring Lucien Martha Redbone Barbarin, Freddie Roots Project Lonzo, Craig Klein Redbone is known for singing and Ronell Johnson Martha traditional Native American songs with Lars Edegran leads a tribute to Edward Kid Ory, the influential early jazz trombonist and bandleader. Ory came from a Creole family outside of New Orleans, but moved to the city to play music and lead one of the city’s most popular bands before moving to California in the 1920s. The lineup of trombonists includes three Preservation Hall veterans: Lucien Barbarin, the fifth generation of his renowned musical family to play New Orleans jazz; Freddie Lonzo, who counts Ory as one of his earliest influences; and Ronell Johnson, a multiinstrumentalist who plays trombone and tuba. Craig Klein of Bonerama and the New Orleans Nightcrawlers rounds out

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Accordionist Riley put the band together as a wave of young musicians created new Cajun bands to preserve and renew the traditional music. Riley

the verve of a blues and soul diva. She grew up in Kentucky and has Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and AfricanAmerican roots. Her powerful voice stands out against often spare Appalachian folk arrangements. In 2012, she lent her voice to poems by William Blake on the album The Garden of Love — The Songs of William Blake. • 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Sheraton Fais Do-Do Stage

Dianne Reeves

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“Uncle” Lionel Batiste grew up in Treme and starting playing in bands as a teenager. Since the early 1960s, when he met drummer Benny Jones, he performed with the Treme Brass Band, cutting an ever-dapper figure in the traditional black-and-white uniforms. During those years, the band often spanned several generations. Both in the band and in jazz jams around town, Batiste mentored many young musicians, including Kermit Ruffins. The Treme Brass Band leads a jazz funeral for him starting at Economy Hall and ending at the Jazz Fest Ancestors Memorial. Treme then closes the day with a tribute to Batiste in the Economy Hall Tent. The show should include several special guests. • 2:30 p.m. Jazz funeral for “Uncle” Lionel Batiste with Treme Brass Band • 5:40 p.m.-6:55 p.m. Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent


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recently won the Regional Roots Music Grammy for an album (The Band Courtboullion) he made with another Cajun music revivalist, Wayne Toups (founder of ZyDeCajun), and Wilson Savoy (Pine Leaf Boys) of the current generation of young Cajun bands. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have had four albums nominated for Grammys, including 2008’s Live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. • 2:50 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Sheraton Fais Do-Do Stage


To record Algiers, core members Joey Burns and John Convertino moved the Tucson, Ariz.-based band to the West Bank neighborhood that gives the album its name. They created their seventh studio album and Anti- debut at the Living Room Studio. It doesn’t


bear any particular New Orleans influences in sound and, instead, is a slightly mellower departure from the band’s previous work. Though it takes its name from a small town in Mexico, Calexico counts Latin influences among many diverse genres contributing to its West Coast country sound. Algiers includes “No Te Vayas,” which echoes work the band did with musicians in Havana, Cuba, and Latin rhythms gently propel several tracks on the album. The band’s set will feature much of the material on Algiers. • 3:25 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Gentilly Stage

Kristin Diable & the City

On the band’s namesake 2012 album, singer/songwriter Kristin Diable’s emotionally powerful and often-bluesy voice stands out over the band’s muted country twang. The album was recorded in Diable’s Pontalba apartment on Jackson Square, and Southern Gothic ghosts and some country music cliches haunt some of the songs about looking for love or searching for spiritual insights. But overall, it was one of the more impressive local releases last year. • 3:55 p.m.-5 p.m. Lagniappe Stage page 43

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Midnight Disturbers

This mostly-at-JazzFest supergroup (there have been a handful of performances not at the festival) always features an impressive array of horns and percussion from Galactic and several brass bands. The lineup includes Shamarr Allen, Galactic’s Ben Ellman and Stanton Moore, the Dirty Dozen’s Roger Lewis, Matt Perrine, drummer Kevin O’Day, Corey Henry, Bonerama’s Mark Mullins, Big Sam Williams, Skerik and others. • 4:15 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Jazz & Heritage Stage

Dave Matthews Band

it was the first album the band made after his death. The other half of the album name came from a photo shoot with Danny Clinch outside Preservation Hall. A panhandler tried to talk up a small donation by explaining that he wanted a “big whiskey.” Matthews gave him $20 and used the phrase for the album, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200. In 2012, the band released Away from the World, which is a mellower and more brooding turn from its upbeat jazz- and worldbeat-infused rock. • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Acura Stage

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Marc Broussard (3:35 P.M.-4:35 P.M. FRI., MAy 3, ACuRA STAGE)

“I always try to catch him while he’s in town.”

Earth, Wind and FirE (5:30 P.M.-7 P.M. SuN., APRIL 28, CONGO SQuARE STAGE)

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The Dave Matthews Band has a few ties to New Orleans, and a footnote as one of the acts to perform at Jazz Fest’s most crowded day ever (May 5, 2001). The band completed recording 2009’s Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King at Piety Street Studios. The album cover is an image of an oldstyle Mardi Gras parade through the French Quarter, and a mule-drawn float features the GrooGrux King. That’s the nickname of the band’s former saxophonist LeRoi Moore, and

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eave it to Andrew Bird to dub an annual series of concerts “gezelligheid.” The Dutch word doesn’t have a direct English equivalent. Depending on its use, it could mean cozy, celebratory or simply nice. For the multi-instrumentalist Bird, the intimate concert series has the larger meaning of being at home and making audience members feel like they belong. At the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the genre-leaping songwriter will perform on the Fais Do-Do stage, which is smaller and more personal than its mammoth neighbors. “Every time I play a show I consider where I’m at and the significance of


the music to that,” he says. Bird just put down his guitar before answering his phone. He speaks slowly and deliberately, giving thoughtful responses made of almost sighed sentences. “I like playing on my feet and reacting,” he says. “It keeps me awake and musical to have to stay on my feet. ... The people I’ve found to play with, they thrive on not knowing what’s coming next from me. They enjoy that. We all still have the spirit of jazz, though maybe not the actual sound of jazz. We always feel let down if something new didn’t happen every show.” Bird’s latest album, 2012’s Hands

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of Glory, captures that intimacy, and along with it the spirit of early folk and blues recording sessions, during which musicians huddled around a single microphone and recorded together, as if each take could be their last. Bird is wary about calling it nostalgia. “The Hands of Glory stuff does bring me back to old New Orleans stuff,” he says. “Even though it’s old-timey stuff, old bluegrass, I still play hot jazz. It’s just the way my phrasing ends up.” In the late ’90s, Bird recorded his first two albums with thengroup Bowl of Fire on Magazine Street in an old sno-ball factory outfitted with a single microphone, much like the sessions for Hands of Glory. “That was out of this religious respect for the old 78s and old music — that’s when I was younger and more dogmatic about it,” he says. “Now it’s like, when you play into one microphone and you have no headphones and no monitors, you just sing and play better. … Having to project your voice out and barely be able to hear yourself — that’s what it feels like on stage. It pulls real music out of you.” Bird’s Bowl of Fire borrowed from traditional folk, blues, jazz and swing — a pastiche of the American songbook that Bird has studied since childhood. He first picked up violin at age 4. “I learned music like it was a language,” he says. “I didn’t learn to read music until I was 13 or 14. There was a good 10 years of just soaking it up and learning Bach and Mozart — but as if they were folk tunes.” Bird branched out to world music, from indigenous Scandinavian and Irish stylings to Hungarian gypsy music, then to early jazz greats like Django Reinhardt and New Orleans legends Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Snooks Eaglin and Buddy Bolden, of whom no recordings are known to exist. “I just loved reading about this kind of history that’s unrecorded — pre-recording-era stuff. Totally fascinating,” he says. “Even if it’s very dry history, I found that it sparked my imagination of what it’s like.” Bird’s early folkways gave way to lush, eclectic pop operettas — ambitious albums (like 2007’s Armchair Apocrypha and 2009’s Noble Beast) scored with longwinded lyrics and his signature plucked violin. “Since I went on a path away




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from that rooted, traditional music, it’s always been something I play before a show to remind myself what it’s supposed to feel like, even if I’m doing my own songs, which have less traces of early blues and jazz,” he says. “It’s what I do to open up my voice and feel musicality. It all comes from the old hymns.” Hands of Glory reimagines songs from last year’s Break It Yourself coupled with his take on traditional hymns and Americana. Bird also covers Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You,” a straightforward, sentimental country-folk ballad, played in stark contrast to his delicately layered compositions and elaborate vocal phrasings. (“The opposite of a typical Andrew Bird song,” he says with a laugh.) “The less descriptive the song is, the more descriptive you can be every show. It’s just a blueprint,” he says. “My favorite kind of music ever is the kind that doesn’t tell you how much to play or feel. That’s kind of an important revelation. Some people know I can do more complicated stuff … but this is harder, this simple thing. You’ve got nothing else to hide behind. It demands you be present and musical and honest.” Bird says he won’t try to recreate that revelation onstage. “There’s no hope,” he says. His live shows are famously different from his albums — the former is a partially improvised, loose approximation of his songs, while the latter relies on his finely tuned arrangements. “A lot of bands try to recreate that

headphone masterpiece,” he says. “A song is just made of some basic elements. There’s melody, there’s chords, lyrics. Start building it from scratch on stage. It’ll be far more interesting than replicating the record. That leads to a lot of fun on stage, just throwing it out the window and start all over.” On 2010’s Preservation, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band invited artists including Tom Waits, Pete Seeger, Jim James, Jason Isbell and others to record live in the venerable jazz institution. The musicians spent only one session each with the band and performed just a few takes — all live, with no overdubs, like Hands of Glory. Bird shines on album opener “Shake It and Break It,” originally by Charley Patton, an out-of-the-gate stomping jazz number, with Bird’s signature fiddle and whistles fluttering into the room. “Coming back and playing with Preservation Hall a couple years ago was kind of a trip,” he says. “It’s been a while since I really spent time in the city. I remember playing with different busking musicians back when I was in my early 20s in New Orleans. I remember how territorial it got. If you were on the wrong corner you could very well get your ass kicked. I kind of expected that territorial thing. I was pleasantly surprised Preservation Hall was so warm towards me. Some of the guys knew of those early records. I said, ‘Oh, I used to play this kind of music.’ And they said, ‘Yeah, we know who you is.’”



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cultural Exchange Pavilion << << << << << << << << << << << << << rayhawk Perkins, a member of the United Houma Nation, has been a performer, storyteller and curator of Native American programming for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for more than 20 years, but he still lists dispelling stereotypes among the things he’s doing with some of the features of the 2013 festival’s Native American Cultural Pavilion. The center of the Native American performances, displays and activities will be on the lawn between Food Area II and the Congo Square marketplace. The area will include a performance tent, a fry bread demonstration and food service booth, craft vendors and three types of homes. “The chickee is used by Southeastern Indians,” Perkins says. “There’s a cedar house from the northeast and a teepee — those are used by Plains Indians. But we could have had 20 different types of houses.” Jazz Fest’s Native American programming typically focuses on Louisiana tribes. The Louisiana Folklife Village, near the Fais Do-Do stage, has regularly featured music and dance as well as craftspeople. There will be some Native American crafts in the area this year, but Native American culture will extend into many areas of the festival including the kids’ tent and kids’ activities, on music stages and in a photography exhibit and art installation in the grandstand. There also are panel discussions on Native American culture. Many of the visiting musicians combine Native American traditions with contemporary musical genres. Martha Redbone is a blues and soul vocalist from Kentucky who has Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American ancestry. Redbone’s most recent project is an album of William Blake’s poetry put to music. She’ll perform with her group, Martha Redbone Roots Project (Fais Do-Do stage, 1:30 p.m. Sunday) as well as in the Native American pavilion performance tent. A Tribe Called Red is a Canadian electronic music group that combines

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traditional pow wow vocals and electronic beats. The trio of DJs performs on the Gentilly Stage (12:50 p.m. Saturday) and Saturday and Sunday in the pavilion performance tent. The second weekend of Jazz Fest features Robert Mirabal (Congo Square Stage, 2:10 p.m. Saturday, May 4), Bill Miller (Fais Do-Do stage, 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 3) and Pura Fe (Blues Tent, 2:55 p.m. Thursday, May 2) and all also perform more intimate shows in the pavilion performance tent. Mirabal plays clarinet, saxophone and piano but is best known for his flute playing — and he makes his own instruments. He collaborated with other Native American musicians on the Grammy-winning Sacred Ground: A Tribute to Mother Earth, and he often performs in multicultural bands, incorporating different genres and cultures. Singer/songwriter Miller grew up in the Midwest and is of Mohican heritage. He has toured with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie and has written songs for many mainstream artists. Pura Fe is a descendent of the Tuscarora nation and is best known for founding the renowned female Native American a cappella group Ulali. The Native American Pavilion hosts dancers from different regions as well. The Oneida Longhouse Dancers are from Wisconsin, and the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers are from Arizona, and they wear traditional garb when performing dances from their heritage.

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12:05 p.m.-12:35 p.m. Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird


1:25 p.m-1:50 p.m. Lowery Begay, Native American flute/hoop dancer 2:40 p.m-3 p.m. Lowery Begay, Native American flute/hoop dancer 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird 4:55 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Martha Redbone Roots Project


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FRIDAY, MAY 3 11:30 a.m.-noon Oneida Longhouse Dancers 12:20 p.m.-12:50 p.m. Pura Fe 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Troy De Roche 1:50 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Troy De Roche 3:20 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Oneida Longhouse Dancers 5 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Bill Miller

SATURDAY, MAY 4 11:30 a.m.-noon Native Nations Intertribal 12:20 p.m.-12:50 p.m. Oneida Longhouse Dancers 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal 1:50 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Oneida Longhouse Dancers 2:25 p.m.-2:55 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal 3:10 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Pura Fe Trio 3:55 p.m.-4:25 p.m. Oneida Longhouse Dancers 4:40 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Robert Mirabal

SUNDAY, MAY 5 11:30 a.m.-noon Oneida Longhouse Dancers

11:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal

12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal

1:05 p.m.-1:25 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal

1:15 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Oneida Longhouse Dancers

1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Troy De Roche

1:55 p.m.-2:25 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal

2:25 p.m.-2:55 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal

2:40 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Pura Fe Trio

3:35 p.m.-4:05 p.m. Troy De Roche

3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal

5 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Pura Fe Trio

4:35 p.m.-5:05 p.m. The Grayhawk Band

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<<<< << < << By Will Coviello he Seattle-based rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were recently announced as performers at November’s Voodoo Experience. Zach Quillen, the duo’s manager, arrives at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival next week to talk about how the independently released song “Thrift Shop” climbed the charts. The song’s strange odyssey attracted the attention of Scott Aiges, the director of communications and marketing for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and the creator of its Sync Up conference. “I was at the gym on the elliptical trainer, and I use Spotify,” he says. “I switched it to the ‘What’s New’ function, and soon I heard this catchy little rap song by someone I’d never heard of before.” He wasn’t totally hooked on it until a few weeks later when he was browsing content on NPR’s website. He found a Tiny Desk Concert (videotaped performances at NPR’s offices) featuring Macklemore and Lewis. “I was blown away by this small band of wild people putting on a wild show in this little office,” Aiges says. He researched the group and saw that that the independent release had climbed quickly up the charts. His curiosity led him to contact several of the people who will deliver keynote talks or appear on panels at the conference. They include Quillen, NPR director of music Anya Grundmann, experts on digital distribution Jim Griffin of One House Music and Ty Roberts of Gracenote and others. Aiges created Sync Up to help connect musicians with music industry leaders and experts, including Island Records’ founder Chris Blackwell and Pandora founder Tim Westergren. Digital distribution and technological changes are frequent topics at this year’s conference. In spite of the rapidly developing and changing platforms of distribution, some things remain constant. Griffin is a former Geffen Records executive who consults and writes on digital music distribution. He notes the industry is transforming from music as a product, in which consumers buy CDs or downloads, to a service, in which subscribers have constant access to huge libraries of music. Content is less likely to be purchased outright and more likely to be streamed under a blanket license. So far, consumers like the access and

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that’s driving change in April 26-27 & May 3-4 the market, he says. He advocates for the creation Sync Up of a massive registry. April 29-May 1 “Either for cash or for (artistic) credit, you need Sync Up Cinema to enumerate the owners,” New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Griffin says. Particularly as Diboll Circle, (504) 558-6100 (for Sync Up Internet distribution, such information); as the iTunes Store, makes music available globally, he sees the registry as a forward. She also tries to make sure NPR necessity for artists all over the world. It’s a major issue for many industries dealing programming is available for listeners on with intellectual property rights, he says. any new platform. But it’s good for artists and should be “We’re trying to create new discovery accessible as well. opportunities speaking the language of “All artists should be able to go to the the web,” she says. registry and register their work,” Griffin points out. “you can’t get paid if you don’t Sync Up Cinema was created to expose get registered.” musicians to opportunities in the film As more music is independently industry. This year the Jazz & Heritage released online, third parties and tasteFoundation is partnering with the New makers still play an influential role in the Orleans Video Access Center and the market. Although NPR is focused on New Orleans Film Society to screen films radio, it embraced the Internet’s potential and present panel discussions with filmearly and began podcasting beginning makers and film technology experts. 12 years ago. All Songs Considered Movies include In Your Dreams, a developed out of early podcasts. More documentary about Stevie Nicks made by recently, NPR’s music programming has former Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewbecome a popular outlet for discovering art, who will participate in a Q&A after the new music, with features such as Tiny screening. Lily Keber will show scenes Desk Concerts, First Listen and Heavy from Bayou Maharajah, her documentary Rotation, which is billed as “the songs about New Orleans piano legend James public radio can’t stop playing.” Booker. She’ll discuss how she funded “We’re not a jukebox,” Grundmann and made the film, as well as how she’s says, although the website does keep approaching marketing and distribution. content archived. “We’re a music discovPanel discussions address topics ery platform.” including film scoring and composing, Grundmann oversees music programfilm marketing strategies and working ming from NPR’s Washington, D.C., with agents and attorneys to get a film offices, including production of five project made. The conference is free but NPR music programs, and she identifies innovative projects and moves them advanced registration is required.


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12:15 pm 1:35 pm 2:45 pm 4:15 pm

Band of Horses


Gary Clark Jr.


Anders Osborne


The Soul Rebels


Jamal Batiste presents JAM-ALL


Flow Tribe


Gentilly Stage

George Benson


Donald Harrison Jr.


George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners


Charmaine Neville Band


Fredy Omar con su Banda


Congo Square Stage


Terence Higgins, Ike Stubblefield, & Grant Green Jr. with special guest Ron Holloway

The Mashup


Campbell Brothers


Sonny Landreth

Joshua Redman Quartet

with Aaron Goldberg, Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott


John Mooney & Bluesiana


Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band


Guitar Slim Jr.


Henry Gray


Blues Tent


Jeremy Davenport


James River Movement


Mark McGrain & Plunge


Xavier University Jazz Band


Zatarain’s WWOZ Jazz Tent

— Creole Osceolas and Geronimo Hunters Mardi Gras Indians — Young Pinstripe Brass Band with Keep N It Real and We Are One Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs — Mahogany Brass Band with Zulu and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs — Black Mohawk and Black Foot Hunters Mardi Gras Indians

John Mayer


Dr. John & the Nite Trippers


Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun


feat. The Dixie Cups, Jean Knight and Wanda Rouzan with the Brian Quezergue Band

The New Orleans R&B Diva Revue


New Orleans Suspects


Acura Stage


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Queen Ida

with special guest

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience


Le Vent du Nord of Canada


Cory Ledet & His Zydeco Band


Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band


Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show




Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage


Big Chief David Montana

Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra


Brice Miller and Mahogany Brass Band


Los Po-BoyCitos


Mardi Gras Indians

Comanche Hunters


Young Pinstripe Brass Band


featuring Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin, Phil DeGruy and Cranston Clements

The New Orleans Guitar Quartet


Antonio Hildago & Javier Heredia of Spain

with special guests

Flamenco Ensemble

John Lawrence & Ven Pa’ Ca


Washboard Chaz Blues Trio


Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners


presented by Young Audiences

The Breton Sound





Michael Tisserand


Zachary Richard


Nick Spitzer

Campbell Brothers


Ben Sandmel

Queen Ida & Terrance Simien

schedule subject to change .


The ISL Circus Arts Kids





David Fricke Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird Indian Dancers

John Fohl


Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage


Calliope Puppets


Brass Band Throw Down


Kids Tent


Lagniappe Stage

CULTURAL EXCHANGE PAVILION CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICA 12:15 pm — Stoney Creek Singers 1:35 pm — Native American Flute 3:10 pm — Yellow Bird Indian Dancers 4:45 pm — Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird Indian Dancers

Pastor Terry Gullage & the Greater Mt. Calvary Voices of Redemption Choir


Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir


Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites




St. Joseph the Worker Music Ministry Choir


Donnie Bolden, Jr. & the Spirit of Elijah


Friendly Travelers


Zulu Gospel Male Ensemble

Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians


Gospel Tent


Jazz & Heritage Stage

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backed by her Hot Rhythms Band

Chris Owens


Norway’s Gumbo


Tricia Boutte and Paul Longstreth


Leroy Jones and New Orleans’ Finest


Tommy Sancton & the New Orleans Legacy Band


Original Dixieland Jazz Band


Chris Clifton & His All-Stars


Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent

Billy Joel


Allen Toussaint


Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars


Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite


Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk




A Tribe Called Red

Jill Scott


Rebirth Brass Band


Michael Ward


Zena Moses & Rue Fiya


Lance Ellis

John Michael Rouchell 12:50pm-1:35pm


Robin Barnes


Congo Square Stage


Alex McMurray


Gentilly Stage

Blodie’s Jazz jam


Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra


Germaine Bazzle


Jason Marsalis


Sharon Martin


Loyola University Jazz Band


Zatarain’s WWOZ Jazz Tent


Lost Bayou Ramblers


Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Brd Indian Dancers


Andrew Bird


101 Runners


Storyville Stompers Brass Band


Magary Lord of Bahia, Brazil


True Man Posse


Mardi Gras Indians

The Bester Singers and the Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers


First Emanuel Baptist Church Mass Choir


Daryl Coley


Ted Winn


Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers


Voices of Peter Claver


Tonia Scott & the Anointed Voices


The Voices of Distinction


Gospel Tent

The Kid Carsons


Mississippi Rail Company


Panorama Jazz Band


Alexis & the Samurai


Treater “Le Traiteur de Bayou”


Lagniappe Stage

Ashe Cultural Arts Center Kuumba Institute


Young Band Nation Blues Project


The Jones Sisters


Native American Lore & Tales




Algiers Charter Schools Association Torch Bearers


Stephen Foster’s Foster Family Music Program


Kids Tent

Interviewer: David Kunian

Paul “Lil’ Buck” Sinegal


Interviewer: Jason Patterson

Wendell Brunious


Interviewer: Barry Ancelet

Jambalaya Cajun Band

Members of


Interviewer: Ashley Kahn

Herlin Riley


Interviewer: Sally Young

Wanda Rouzan


Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage

Mr. OKRA, the last of the great New Orleans singing street vendors CUTLURAL EXCHANGE PAVILION CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICA 12:10 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:10 pm & 5:30 pm — near Jazz & Hertiage 11:55 am — Stoney Creek Singers Stage 1 pm — Native American Flute 2 pm — Treater “Le Traiteur de Bayou” 3:15 pm — Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird Indian Dancers 4:55 pm — A Tribe Called Red schedule subject to change .

Donald Harrison Jr., Breeze Cayolle & Roderick Paulin


A Tribute to Bob French


Real Untouchables Brass Band


Jazz & Heritage Stage

Cedric Watson Big Chief Walter & Cook & the Creole Bijou Creole Wild West


Jambalaya Cajun Band


Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage

Dwayne Gerald French Dopsie & & the the Zydeco Original Tuxedo Jazz Band Hellraisers


Tim Laughlin


Gregg Stafford & his Young Tuxedo Brass Band

Charles Tribute to Sidney Bechet Bradley featuring & his Extraordinaires Dr. Michael White,


Jon Cleary & the Diabolical Fandangos


Deacon John


Lil’ Buck Sinegal’s Blues Band


Wendell Brunious

Herbert Hardesty & the Dukes



Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band


Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent


Classie Bailou & the Family Band


Blues Tent

PARADES: 12:30 pm — Real Untouchable Brass Band with Divine Ladies, Family Ties and Dumaine Gang Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs 1:30 pm — Seminoles and Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians 1:40 pm — In Economy Hall - Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Club 2:45 pm — New Wave Brass Band with Single Ladies, Single Men and Nine Times Men Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs 4:15 pm — Red, White, and Blue and Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indians
















Johnny J & the Hitman


Acura Stage


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Gipsy Kings




Earth, Wind & Fire


Juan Luis Guerra y 440


C.J. Chenier & Big Sam’s the Red Hot Funky Nation Louisiana Band



Khris Royal Magary Lord of Bahia, & Dark Brazil Matter


Rumba Buena


Congo Square Stage

Jesse McBride presents The Next Generation Big Band


Dianne Reeves


The Shannon Powell Quintet featuring Charlie Gabriel


Calvin Johnson and CJQ Plus


The Session


Tulane University Jazz Ensemble


Zatarain’s WWoZ Jazz Tent

B.B. King


Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers


Luther Kent & Trick Bag


Little Freddie King Blues Band


Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders


The Blues Masters featuring “Big Al” Carson


Blues Tent

12:10 pm — Ninth Ward Hunters and Ninth Ward Navajo Mardi Gras Indians 1:20 pm — Smitty Dee’s Brass Band with Olympia Aid, New Look and First Division SAPCs 2:30 pm — Jazz Funeral for “Uncle” Lionel Batiste with Treme Brass Band starts at Economy Hall Tent 4:00 pm — Black Eagles, Shawee and Big Chief Kevin Goodman & the Flaming Arrows Mardi Gras Indians 5:20 pm — Tornado Brass Band with Furious Five, Untouchables and Big Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs 5:40 pm — in Economy Hall - Men of Class Social Aid & Pleasure Club

Dave Matthews Band


The Nevilles


Better Than Ezra


Raw oyster Cult





Gentilly Stage

Acura Stage


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Little Joe y La Familia


Honey Island Swamp Band


Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys


Martha Redbone Roots Project


Mardi Gras Indians

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles


Midnite Disturbers




Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird Indian Dancers


Bamboula 2000


Mardi Gras Indians

Golden Star Hunters


Jazz & Heritage Stage Gospel Tent

Andrew Duhon


Kristin Diable & The City


Ed Volker


Tuba Skinny


McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana

Natalie Mae & Her Unturned Tricks

Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Company and Stilt Walkers


Johnette Downing and Scott Billington


Rising Dragon Lion Dance


presented by The Congo Square Preservation Society

“Sundays in Congo Square”


Rose Anne St. Romain


Rising Dragon Lion Dance


Kai Knight’s Silhouette Dance Ensemble



Kids Tent


Lagniappe Stage

Interviewer: Steve Hochman

A Tribe Called Red


Interviewer: Dan Sharp

Little Joe y La Familia


Interviewer: Michael Gourrier

Dianne Reeves


Interviewer: Tom Morgan

John McCusker’s Creole Trombone: Kid ory with Lucien Barbarin


Interviewer: Fred Kasten

Don Vappie


Interviewer: Karen Celestan

Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson of Earth Wind & Fire


Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage

schedule subject to change .

CULTURAL EXCHANGE PAVILLION CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICA: 12:05 pm & 3:15 pm — Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird Indian Dancers 1:25 pm & 2:10 pm — Native American Flute 4:55 pm — Martha Redbone Roots Project

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Mass Choir


Bishop Sean Elder & the Mount Hermon Baptist Church Mass Choir


The Selvys


Nineveh Baptist Church Mass Choir


The Zion Harmonizers


Kim Che’re


Barbara Shorts and BJ Crosby

with guests

Jo “Cool” Dave


Famous Rocks of Harmony


MR. OKRA, the last of the great New Orleans singing street vendors near Jazz & Heritage Stage 12:05 pm, 1:20 pm, 2:25 pm, 3:45 pm & 5:20 pm

Treme Brass Band’s Tribute to “Uncle” Lionel Batiste


Lucien Barbarin, Freddie Lonzo, Craig Klein and Ronell Johnson


Kid ory Tribute Hot Trombones


Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders


Gregg Stafford & the Jazz Hounds


Butch Thompson

with guest

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band



Clive Wilson & the New orleans Serenaders

Dog Hill Stompers



Kid Simmons’ Local International Allstars

Sheraton New orleans Fais Do-Do Stage

Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

iNFORmATiON New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m., April 26-28, May 2-5 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd.;


• Single-day tickets cost $50 in advance, $65 at the gate. • Child’s ticket $5 (available at the gate only; ages 2-10, adult must accompany child). • Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Superdome Box Office (Gate A, ground level). All Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges. • VIP ticket information is available at • Re-entry to the Fair Grounds is allowed only with WWOZ Brass Pass, Foundation Gala Pass and Big Chief, Grand Marshal and Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP passes.

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The 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Congo Square poster features Stanley Dural Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, and was painted by R. Gregory Christie. Dural was an accomplished keyboardist when he joined Clifton Chenier’s Red Hot Louisiana Band in 1976. By 1978, he switched to accordion and in 1979 launched his own band. Buckwheat Zydeco was the first zydeco act signed to a major label. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards and won one for Lay Your Burden Down (2009). Christie has created covers for many jazz albums, is a former illustrator for The New Yorker and has illustrated more than 40 books. For more information visit

• There are taxi stands at Stallings Playground (1600 block of Gentilly Boulevard and Fortier Park (3200 block of Esplanade Avenue). • Gray Line operates continuous round-trip transportation to the festival from the Sheraton Hotel (500 Canal St.), Gray Line Lighthouse (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River) and City Park (Marconi Meadows) from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $18 from downtown or $14 from City Park. A one-way ticket from the festival to downtown is $10. For more information call (504) 569-1401 or (800) 535-7786 or visit

JAZZ FesT AllOws • Small bags and backpacks (17x12x10 inches) and 12-pack soft coolers • Single, collapsible chairs

• Wheelchairs and medical scooters • Push-strollers for children • Blankets not exceeding 6 by 8 feet • Factory-sealed water (up to 1 liter)

JAZZ FesT PROHiBiTs • Large or hard coolers • Wagons and carts • Pets • Glass • Personal tents • Metal poles • Shade canopies, or beach or pole-style umbrellas • Athletic games • Large chairs with rockers, foot rests, side tables, etc. • Bicycles or other wheeled personal transport devices (e.g. skateboards) • Video- and audio-recording equipment • Unauthorized vending • Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband • Outside beverages except factory-sealed water (up to 1 liter) • Inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space

ON THe GROUNDs • Jazz Fest food and drink vendors are cash only. ATMs are available on the grounds. • Jazz Fest is handicapped accessible. Call (504) 410-6104 for information. • There are two medical tents on festival grounds. One is near the edge of the track between the Gentilly and Fais Do-Do stages; the other is on the edge of the track near the Acura display tent.



at the Right Place Rhythmporium (between Economy Hall Tent and Louisiana Marketplace)

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 12:15 p.m. | Flow Tribe 3:45 p.m. | Jeremy Davenport

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 12:45 p.m. | Alex McMurray 2:30 p.m. | Jason Marsalis 3:15 p.m. | Anders Osborne 4:55 p.m. | Dumpstaphunk 5:40 p.m. | Rebirth Brass Band

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 12:20 p.m. | Hurray for the Riff Raff 3 p.m. | Better Than Ezra 5:35 p.m. | Honey Island Swamp Band 6 p.m. | Kermit Ruffins Schedule subject to change

at the book tent (next to Right Place Rhythmporium)

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Noon | Phil Sandusky, New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes 2 p.m. | Elsa Hahne, The Gravy 3 p.m. | Denise McConduit, D.J. books

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Noon | Sally Newhart, The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band 1 p.m. | Tom Piazza, The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax 2 p.m. | David G. Spielman, When Not Performing 3 p.m. | Poppy Tooker, Mme. Begue’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery 4 p.m. | Christi Rice and Megan Nolan, When the Lights Went Out in the City: Flambeaux’s Tale of a NOLA Hurricane 5 p.m. | Edward J. Branley, Legendary Locals of New Orleans

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Noon | Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing, Southern Comfort Cookbook: A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With 1 p.m. | Deb Shriver, In the Spirit of New Orleans 2 p.m. | Johnette Downing, How to Dress a Po’ Boy 3 p.m. | John McCusker, Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz 5 p.m. | Neighborhood Story Project, Straight Outta Swampton

Locations: Food Heritage Stage, Grandstand, Cajun Cabin Tent outside Grandstand

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Sweet potato cookies Adella Gautier, storyteller 11:30 a.m. Food Heritage Stage

Louisiana seafood boil

Dudley Passman, Zatarain’s Noon, Cajun Cabin

Backyard crawfish boil soup

Frank Brigtsen, Brigtsen’s Restaurant 1:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Blackened redfish with crawfish etouffee

Michael Gottlieb, The Rib Room 1:30 p.m. Cajun Cabin

Fried green tomato po-boy with remoulade slaw

Chocolate maize atole

Anne Churchill, Karma Kitchen 12:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Loretta Barrett Oden, Native American Foodways 2:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Three sisters saute with sage pesto

Chicken and andouille gumbo

Loretta Barrett Oden, Native American Foodways 1:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Smoked chicken and black-eyed pea gumbo Daniel Causgrove, Dijon 1:30 p.m. Cajun Cabin

Creole crab dip with Louisiana crabmeat and homemade Creole cream cheese Chris Montero, Cafe B 2:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage


Loretta Barrett Oden, Native American Foodways 3 p.m. Cajun Cabin

John Boutte That Sounds Good, WWOZ cookbook recipe 3:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage


Bryan Gowland, Abita Springs 3 p.m. Cajun Cabin

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Possum grape dumplings

Loretta Barrett Oden, Native American Foodways 11:30 a.m. Food Heritage Stage

Alligator and seafood gumbo Austin Kirzner, Red Fish Grill Noon, Cajun Cabin

Crawfish- and sausage-stuffed eggplant

Rebecca Wilcomb, Herbsaint Restaurant 12:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Watermelon, crabmeat and avocado salsa with shrimp chips

Cynthia Vu Tran and Minh Bui, Cafe Minh 1:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Moroccan-spiced duck crepes with quince

Turtle sauce piquante

Alligator sauce piquante

Lamb bacon BLT with oven-dried tomato mayo

Susan Spicer, Bayona & Mondo 11:30 a.m. Food Heritage Stage Loretta Barrett Oden, Native American Foodways Noon, Cajun Cabin

Madame Begue’s eggplant with rice and ham

Poppy Tooker, Louisiana Eats! 12:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Darin Nesbit, Bourbon House 1:30 p.m. Cajun Cabin

Jeremy Wolgamott, High Hat Cafe 2:30 p.m. Food Heritage Stage

Spicy green chili stew

Loretta Barrett Oden, Native American Foodways 3:15 p.m. Cajun Cabin

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APRIL 26–MAY 5, 2013

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GRAND AND FIRST PRIZES (WHICH INCLUDE JAZZ FEST TICKETS). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. *Msg & data rates may apply. Text* Keyword above to 90464 to receive a link to access the promotion website or enter at For help, text HELP to 90464. To end, text STOP to 90464. Confirmation msg will be sent. Open only to legal residents of AL, AR, D.C., FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, NM, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV, who are 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Promotion begins at or about 12:00:00 pm CT on 3/1/13 and ends at 11:59:59 pm CT on 5/5/13. Grand and First Prizes, which include Jazz Fest tickets, are only available to be won through 11:59:59 pm CT on 4/5/13. Only Second Prizes are available to be won through 11:59:59 pm CT on 5/5/13. For complete Official Rules visit

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easier than owner Paul 10, and it will Cosma opened be cheaper for Uptown Auto the customer.” Specialist Cosma is more than 30 proud of his years ago. business’ proPHOTO By fessional techCHEryl GErBEr nicians, all of whom are factorytrained by manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Technicians’ tenures at Uptown Auto range from 5-25 years. Cosma goes to great lengths to ensure he and his staff stay up to date on advancements in car repairs. “It requires a constant education to keep up with new technology,” Cosma says. “One of the services I pay for is information.” Trainers from major car companies teach Uptown Auto technicians how to use and repair the latest automobile technology. Cosma and his staff attend multiple training sessions a year, which last two to four days or longer. Cosma is preparing for a 10-day training session in Alaska, which he will attend with auto technicians from around the country. Cosma does more than just attend training sessions. “I work on the cars as well,” he says. “Because a repair can be so complicated, sometimes we have to put all our heads together to find a solution.”


MON-SAT 11:00-4:00

includes soup, entree & shrimp fried rice

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SHopping NewS On Wednesday, April 24, whole FoodS MArket (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,

504-888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 504-899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket. com) will donate 5 percent of net sales to Teaching responsible Earth Education, which provides environemntal education programs to students and teachers in the greater New Orleans area. Photographer MiChAel weiNtrob ( will donate 20 percent of proceeds from sales of his “Instrumenthead” portrait photography

by Missy Wilkinson

series to Tipitina’s Foundation and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. The photos are on display at 2121 Chartes St. Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, May 5. The New orleANS JAzz hiStoriCAl PArk (Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St.,

504-589-4841; kicks off a series of free yoga classes at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4. The all-levels classes feature live jazz piano by Peter Nu and are held every Saturday through July 27. Bring your own yoga mat.

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ver since he was a boy, Uptown Auto Specialist (501 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-8392; owner Paul Cosma dreamed of owning an autorepair shop. He started out working at car dealerships and independent garages, and when he moved to New Orleans from northeastern Ohio more than 30 years ago, Cosma immediately found a location to open his shop. He hasn’t moved since. Uptown Auto Specialist provides a full range of car repairs and a complete body shop specializing in Germanmade vehicles. The shop also offers pre-purchase inspections, so customers know a used car’s condition before they buy it. Cosma stresses the importance of inspections. He’s encountered people planning to buy $8,000 cars who are shocked and disappointed to find out the vehicle needs $3,000 worth of repairs. Along with pre-purchase inspections, routine maintenance is key to ensuring a car lasts for the long haul, Cosma says. Even though the need for frequent oil changes and tune-ups is decreasing in newer models, vehicles still should be inspected by a professional several times a year, he says. “Bring (your) car in before it’s completely falling apart,” he says. “Fixing two or three things is a lot




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EAT drink


FOrk + center By IAN MCNULTy Email Ian McNulty at

putting everything on the table

Turn back time

A New Orleans diner is a friendly and filling exhibit of the past. By Ian McNulty


Peche Seafood Grill (800 Magazine St., 504-522-1744;, the latest from the Link Restaurant Group, opens this week with an approach to Gulf seafood that chef Donald Link says is a bit of an experiment. The concept brings outdoor, open-fire cooking traditions to an indoor restaurant where fish will essentially get the same nose-to-tail, whole-animal treatment that Link has employed to acclaim at his restaurant Cochon. Ryan Prewitt, a chef who rose through the ranks at Link’s first restaurant Herbsaint, leads the kitchen at Peche. Link says the seafood-as-barbecue concept sprung in part from travels in South America, where the open-fire asado tradition remains strong. But he also points to his work with the Fatback Collective, a consortium of pork-minded chefs and barbecue pit masters from around the South. “It’s all related,” he says. “Open-fire cooking, hanging out with the pit masters, cooking outside. Cooking on open fire page 65

WinE OF THE week By BRENDA MAITLAND Email Brenda Maitland at

2011 Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza, argentina $12-$13 retail

Despina and Pete Patselikos serve New Orleans diner fare at Leni’s Restaurant. PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER

his customers come for a particular notion of New Orleans comfort food that was codified long before he arrived, and it still runs through his daily specials schedule like clockwork. It’s a mix of anywhere-America diner fare, such as meatloaf and chicken noodle soup, and specific New Orleans staples, including hot sausage with butter beans and a Friday seafood platter. The kitchen usually gets cracking by 6:30 a.m., stacking up malty pancakes the color of egg yolks, superlative hash browns griddled to crisp sheets of crunch (also available at lunch on Fridays) and grits and biscuits that all arrive buttered by a very heavy hand. In the morning and afternoon, most patrons at Leni’s look and act like regulars. But then, it’s easy to feel at home here even on the first visit.


Leni’s Restaurant


741 Baronne St., (504) 523-0069


breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri.

reservations not accepted

how much inexpensive

what works

fried seafood, hash browns, homey sides

what doesn’t

some processed items may gall modern sensibilities

check, please

a time capsule diner

A good everyday wine, this 100 percent cabernet sauvignon was produced by the highly regarded Familia Zuccardi winery, now run by a third generation of winemakers. The Zuccardis are honing sustainable agriculture practices and use a state-ofthe-art facility. Hand-picked fruit from the Uco Valley and Maipu subregions is macerated with selected yeasts for 10 days and aged 10 months in French oak. Well-balanced and medium- to full-bodied, the wine offers aromas of ripe blackberry, hints of oak, tobacco and pepper. On the palate, taste plum, cassis, currant and black cherry with herbal and spice notes and well-integrated tannins. For best flavor, open an hour before serving. Drink it with steak, lamb chops, roast duck, wild game, stewed rabbit, barbecued pork and spicy Italian fare. Buy it at: Whole Foods Markets, Fresh Market and Cost Plus World Markets.

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ew Orleans restaurant culture is abuzz with different flavors, new fashions and even a new lexicon. But then there are restaurants that ignore trends altogether, and in some cases stand apart by essentially standing still. One exemplar of this last type is Leni’s Restaurant, an unfussy, never extraordinary but eminently reliable diner hidden in plain sight in the Warehouse District. It’s a place where taking in the details can be as satisfying as eating the food. There’s the clanking, vintage cash register ringing up meals that rarely exceed $10 and the stainless steel milk cooler on the counter. Visiting the washroom means edging yourself past the sputtering griddle, and faded New Orleans Saints posters hanging all around the dining room evoke the era when bleeding Black and Gold actually hurt. The menu is almost as dated, but unlike many of those old Saints squads, it still gets the job done. Pastel-colored plastic plates are loaded up as if by an indulgent aunt. Paneed veal covers the better part of a plate. Beef erupts from stuffed bell peppers and gets worked into a hamburger steak coated in the same gravy that drips from the roast beef po-boy. Sides like canned beets or hammy greens are wedged in just to make sure you get some vegetables. Places like Leni’s were common downtown in the past, but their numbers are dwindling. Gregory & Pete’s, for instance, was a very similar restaurant nearby on Baronne Street that closed in 2011 after a 40-year run. Its old address is being turned into a pan-Asian restaurant called Lucky Rooster, and a Jimmy John’s franchise is opening next door. Gregory & Pete’s and Leni’s shared more than a format. Their owners, related by marriage, are part of a tradition of Greek immigrants who reached America and went straight into the restaurant business. Pete Patselikos bought Leni’s Restaurant in 1978 from another Greek man who had run it since the 1950s and claimed it had been a restaurant dating back to World War I. Patselikos kept the diner’s name, and he’s changed little since. He says that’s because

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interview changes the way you think about food.” Portions and coursing veer a bit from convention as well. A raw bar offers crudo, oysters and seafood salads, and a good part of the menu is dedicated to small plates and snacks to pass around the table, mostly in the $7 to $12 range. Shrimp toast, stuffed crab claws, smoked tuna dip, grilled mussels, beer-battered fish sticks and a Sichuan-inspired ground shrimp and noodles dish are some sample items. Whole fish and smaller cuts from the grill will change frequently. “We’ll have whole fish coming in instead of fillets and steaks so we can do more with them,” Link says. “Some of it goes to crudo, some of it goes on the grill, we can make fish chips from the skin.” Peche’s building dates to 1884 and it originally was a livery and later a funeral home, according to documents at the Preservation Resource Center. Today, the restaurant design mixes the building’s massive exposed timbers and bare cypress with the bustle of an open kitchen and raw bar and adds a few elegant touches, such as antique chandeliers. Peche serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Reservations are accepted.

Beefing up the Quarter



his year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival highlights Native American culture, with music, crafts and food from different tribes. That includes an expanded presence from the United Houma Nation, which for nearly 20 years has served traditional foods like fry bread and maque choux at Jazz Fest. The tribe will operate two booths this year, and members will demonstrate the preparation of other dishes at the Cajun Cabin and Food Heritage stages (visit for details). Lora Ann Chaisson is a longtime leader for her tribe, and her cooking has been featured on the Travel Channel and PBS.

Jazz Fest visitors may be familiar with your fry bread. What’s behind that tradition? chaisson: Every tribe has its own fry bread, all over the country. They have different versions, but wherever you go there’s fry bread. We eat ours all day. We have it for breakfast with cane syrup. You have it for lunch with your beans. At Easter, there’s a big stack of fry bread on the table. What does it take for the tribe to participate in Jazz Fest each year? c: It’s a challenge. We’re not a restaurant or a caterer; this is all volunteer. So we organize people into shifts and we drive everyone up from Houma and the bayous every day, starting at 6:30 in the morning with vans and cars picking people up. But I’m very proud to be there. The exposure for the tribe is invaluable, and it’s amazing how many other native people come to Jazz Fest and seek us out at the booth. Where does traditional Houma cooking fit with overall Louisiana cuisine? c: Honestly, I think other groups mostly took parts of ours to add to theirs. We grew up with gumbo, but I had never heard of a gumbo with roux. Our gumbo is based on onions. It wasn’t “First you make a roux,” it was always “First you brown your onions.” We use sassafras to thicken it. But like everyone else in Louisiana, food is a big part of our culture. When you hear someone is getting married, the first question isn’t “What’s the wedding date?”. It’s “Who’s doing the cooking?”. That’s the truth. It’s like that for baby showers, everything. — IAN MCNULTY

“It’s the food culture here that appealed to us,” Ben Eli says. “There’s nothing better than serving good food to people who love good food, they know what it is and appreciate it.”

New on Magazine Street

A bakery and a casual restaurant are the latest openings along one of Uptown’s increasingly busy restaurant rows. Baie Rouge (4128 Magazine St., 504304-3667; is offering anytime dining with counter service during the day and table service at night. The menu is relatively short but eclectic. The pommes frites with brie could be on a bar food menu, for instance, but seared duck with orange gastrique sounds like an entree at an upscale dinner spot. Prices are moderate, with sandwiches and entrees between $10 and $18. Longtime local bartender Kimble Donington Smith and chef Michael Capiton (previously of Eleven79 and

Galatoire’s Restaurant) opened Baie Rouge in what for years had been a vacant storefront. Their design includes an open kitchen, lots of recycled and repurposed woodwork and a long bar. It doesn’t have a liquor license, however, so Baie Rouge is BYOB. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Lisa and Chris Barbato opened their new bakery Rivista (4226 Magazine St., 504-371-5558; rivistanola). Until recently, Chris was the executive chef at Cafe Adelaide. Lisa was pastry chef at the former French Quarter restaurant Peristyle before opening a booth at the Crescent City Farmers Market. Her croissants, bagels, sweet and savory tarts and other pastries have been a weekly treat for market shoppers, and they’re now available at Rivista. The shop takes its name from the Italian word for magazine, and it serves Italian coffee drinks too. Barbato says to look for soups, salads and sandwiches as Rivista gets rolling. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch daily.

FIVE SlEEpEr FOOd pIckS at thE NEw OrlEaNS Jazz & hErItagE FEStIVal DiMartino’s Famous Muffulettas, Food Area I Roast beef po-boy Though overshadowed by the muffuletta, it’s a classic in its own right.

Gambian Foods, Congo Square Couscous with yogurt sauce This sour, cool light item is garnished with golden raisins.

J&M Seafood, Grandstand Raw oysters The shaded oyster bar by the Lagniappe Stage is back.

Marie’s Sugar Dumplings, Congo Square Sweet potato turnover They’re sweet, warm and a good breakfast if you missed yours.

Ms. Linda’s Catering, Kids Area Baked macaroni and cheese It’s aimed at kids but peppery nonetheless.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food.

“In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful. ... With the best restaurants in New York, you’ll find something similar to it in Paris or Copenhagen or Chicago. But there is no place like New Orleans. So it’s a must-see city because there’s no explaining it, no describing it. You can’t compare it to anything. So, far and away New Orleans.” — Anthony Bourdain, host of the CNN travel show Parts Unknown, when asked in a CNN interview to name the one U.S. city he thought people should experience for food.

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A pair of globetrotting restaurateurs expect to open a steakhouse in the French Quarter in May, but don’t expect your standard filet mignon and creamed spinach. Doris Metropolitan (620 Chartres St., phone n.a.) is taking shape off Jackson Square, and it promises a Mediterranean approach, with an inhouse retail butcher shop and its own “meat sommelier.” This will be the second Doris Metropolitan location from Itai Ben Eli and Doris Rebi Chia, a pair of Israeli-born restaurateurs who operate the original Doris Metropolitan in Costa Rica. They’re tweaking their concept for New Orleans, and the restaurant’s menu will be a mix of dry-aged steaks with lamb, veal and plenty of flavors from around the Mediterranean. “We like to bring the classics and do it with influences from our own culture,” Ben Eli says. “So lots of eggplant, lamb, maybe there’s tahini in the steak tartare.” The restaurant will have an open kitchen, walls lined with wine racks and a small walk-up butcher shop selling steaks and other meats. A large dry-aging room will have windows facing the street, giving passersby a look at the beef, and in the dining room, a specialized staff member will guide patrons through their choices. “Different people will want different steaks, so we’ll have a meat sommelier to offer a cut that really suits them,” Ben Eli says. Ben Eli and Rebi Chia opened the first Doris Metropolitan in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose in 2010. While scouting other cities for a second location, they were impressed by the vibrant New Orleans restaurant scene and found an appealing spot in the building that housed the Alpine until it closed in 2012.

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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. $$

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

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.-sat. 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. $ HiCKorY prime BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 2778507; www.hickoryprimebbq. com — Proprietors billy rhodes and Karen Martin have won

several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola. com — 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 honey-Dijon 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) 324-8271; www. — 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 Parisianstyle baguettes. No reservations. breakfast Thu.-sun., lunch Thu.-sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the freret Egg sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. breakfast and lunch fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., fri.sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe noma — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 4821264; — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette.

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KnuCKleHeads eaterY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www. — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $



out to eat other options include chipotlemarinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ 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. $

CHINeSe 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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COFFee/DeSSeRt PINKBERRY — Citywide; — 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; — 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; www. — 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. $$$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. the Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — this popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. there’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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) 5291416; www.quartermasterdeli. com — 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. $ QWIK CHEK DELI & CATERING — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — the menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. the hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — the menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 8918495; www.martiniquebistro. com — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes

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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. — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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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. $$$

and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; — 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. $$$

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill. com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www. — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles

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. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s

The Fest is here & your friends are hungry. Artisan cheeses, cured meats & other tasty treats to snack on while you hang out.

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JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Hickory Prime BBQ (6001 France Road, 504-418-6804; serves award-winning barbecue.


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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. $$



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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

Enjoy creative small plates and craft cocktails at Maurepas Foods (3200 Burgundy St., 504-267-0072; Photo By ChERyL GERBER

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

LatIN aMeRICaN LA MACARENA PUPSERIA AND LATIN CAFE — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; — this cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. Spanish garlic shrimp is served with refried black beans, saffron rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Mon. Cash only. $$

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 9344900; — 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; www. — 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 twopotato 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. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EvOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; — 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 oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewoodsmoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-

out to eat 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. $$
 — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

— 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — this restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

— 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —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. $$

 — 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. $
— 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
— 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Boli-

— 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www. — this eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with gallo pinto, fried pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains and fried cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

— 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. $$$ THE
— 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — there’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
— 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; www. — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE
— 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ LITTLE
— 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 2674863; — Little Gem offers Creole dining and live jazz. Chef Robert Bruce prepares dishes including two Run Farms oxtail stew, Creole crab cakes with caper-lemon beurre blanc and fish amandine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner tue.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE
— 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

— 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www. — 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. $.

— 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

— 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; — 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. $$ KATIE’S
— 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$




— 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. $
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
— 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. $ page 73


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— 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

nos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$



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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 Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (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.killerpoboys. com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. the Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and old New orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www. — 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.parranspoboy. com — Parran’s offers a long list of poboys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. the veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (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. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans. com — the Store serves sandwiches,

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.acmeoyster. com — the original Acme oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. the full menu includes char-grilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New orleans staples. the Peace Maker poboy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. the baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — the menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; www. — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, poboys, 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. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickorygrilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 241-2548; — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the sixpiece 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; — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. 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. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

taPaS/SPaNISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — the decadant Mushroom Manchego toast is a favorite here. or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 8362007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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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.cafeminh. com— 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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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. $

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. $$




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Band together Benefit concerts support local musicians and music education. By Will Coviello


event starts outside the club with a battle of the bands between St. Augustine’s Marching 100 and bands from Martin Behrman, Eleanor McMain and McDonogh 35 high schools, all of which have received instruments from the foundation. Deacon John Moore will be inducted into Tipitina’s Walk of Fame, and there’s a silent auction as well. Instruments a Comin’ tickets are $40 general admission, $200 VIP. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews created the Trombone Shorty Foundation ( last year and Shorty Fest is a fundraiser for it. The program already supports music classes for 20 students at Tulane University’s Center for the Gulf South. The students will perform (with Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste) at the event at Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 504581-4367) on Thursday, May 2, along with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Cha Wa and the Hot 8 Brass Band. Tickets are $40 general admission, $100 VIP. The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders band offers music education to middle school students. The program was founded after Katrina by Rebirth Brass Band drummer Derrick Tabb. The organization will benefit from a brass band blowout at The Howlin’ Wolf (907 S. Peters St., 504-529-5844; www. Sunday, April 28. The lineup includes the Dirty Dozen, Rebirth, Hot 8, Stooges and TBC brass bands. Tickets are $20. Danny Barker and Pud Brown’s “Palm Court Strut” is a sultry homage to the supper club featuring traditional jazz. The Ponderosa Stomp and New Orleans Musicians Clinic ( are hosting the Naughty Nurse Prom at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe (1204 Decatur St., 504-

525-0200) Wednesday, May 1. The event marks the clinic’s 15th The Miller McCoy Academy anniversary and is a fundraiser marching band competes at for the clinic and its foundation. the Tipitina’s Foundation’s Entertainment is by Little Freddie 2012 Instruments a Comin’ King and Guitar Lightin’ Lee. battle of the bands. Tickets are $20-$45. PHOTO By JIM BROCK The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation ( hosts its gala fundraiser Thursday, April 25, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside (2 Poydras St., 504-561-0500). In recent years, proceeds from the gala have funded a year’s worth of music programming for 85 students at the foundation’s Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music. The program is open to beginner- and advancedlevel students, and the foundation is renovating a building to create seven classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium to house the school at its complex on North Rampart Street. The 2013 Jazz & Heritage gala has a brass band theme of Glass House Reunion, referring to the Uptown bar where the Dirty Dozen created a legendary weekly throwdown that fueled interest in younger brass bands and their incorporation of R&B and funk into their music. The event features the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth brass bands, and Kermit Ruffins is the host. Tickets are $500 and include daily admission to Jazz Fest with exit and reentry privileges.

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uring the two weeks of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, there’s plenty of music both at the Fair Grounds and around the city. Many evening concerts feature multiple bands or collaborations between musicians who don’t often get the chance to play together. And some of those concerts support local musicians and music education programs. One of the long-running fundraisers is WWOZ FM 90.7’s Piano Night, which marks its 25th anniversary this year. In a town known for pianists including Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and James Booker, it’s a fitting focus to raise funds for the community radio station (the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation holds its broadcasting license). Since it takes place on the Monday after the first weekend of Jazz Fest, Piano Night is a good reason for some musicians and music fans to extend their weekend. “It’s an opportunity to share music with the community and get our listeners to an event,” says WWOZ program director Dwayne Breashears. “It’s about the music. It’s very organic. (Musicians) can do what they want. … To see Ike Stubblefield cut loose is incredible.” Piano Night is Monday, April 29, at the House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; www.hob. com), with music in the main club room and solo pianists in The Parish, as well as extra performances in the Foundation Room for Club 88 ticket holders. The lineup includes Marcia Ball, Tom McDermott, Ike Stubblefield, Bob Malone, Marco Benevento, Liz McComb, Bob Andrews, Keiko Komaki and others. Tickets $53 general admission, $289 Club 88 (including fees). The Tipitina’s Foundation created Instruments a Comin’ 12 years ago. The concert features an all-star lineup of local bands, and proceeds benefit local school music programs. The foundation reports it has donated a total of $2.5 million worth of instruments to 75 schools. Funds are used to buy instruments at a discount from the New Orleans Music Exchange. In the years since Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, foundation donations have helped many high school marching bands replace lost equipment. Instruments a Comin’ is Monday, April 29, at Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-8477; www. The music lineup includes Anders Osborne, Galactic, New Orleans Suspects, Dumpstaphunk, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Bonerama, Honey Island Swamp Band and many others. The





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Tuesday 23 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Boyhood, Arch Animals, Birthstone, 7 Banks Street Bar — Higher Heights Reggae, 10 Blue Nile — Trapper Keeper, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Checkpoint Charlie — Sweet Jones ‘Lectric Duo, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Johnny Sansone & John Fohl, 8 Circle Bar — Thrones, 10 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 d.b.a. — The Treme Brass Band, 9

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30


Freret Street Publiq House — Chris Mule & the Perpetrators, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Songwriters Gumbo, 8 House of Blues — Asking Alexandria, 5:15 House of Blues (Parish) — NOMW Next Up! hip-hop showcase, 10:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason Marsalis, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Charlie Miller, 4:30; Marc Stone, 7:45 The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Magnitude, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Josh Lyons, 9; Michael Liuzza, 10 Old Point Bar — Ian Cunningham, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m.

Siberia — The King Khan & Barbecue Show, Delusionaires, Heavy Lids, DJ Matty, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Stanton Moore, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Aurora & the Royal Roses, 10

Wednesday 24 AllWays Lounge — Chris Pickering & Hillbilly Hotel, 10 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Sam Price, 7 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 5; Smoking Time Jazz Club feat. Chance Bushman, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 The Cove at University of New Orleans — Butch Thompson, 7 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina Perez, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — John Mooney, 6 Fulton on Tap — Country Fried, 9 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 Lafayette Square — Wednesday at the Square feat. Eric McFadden with Bernie Worrell, Luther Dickenson, Eric Bolivar & Robert Mercurio, Dave Jordan Band, 5 Little Gem Saloon — Joshua Paxton, 4:30; Tricia Boutte & the Bootleg Operation, 9:30

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Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires 10 p.m. Sunday One Eyed Jacks 615 Toulouse St. (504) 569-8361

An early-rising indie rock enigma, a late-blooming R&B singer, a youngAmerican psych wunderkind, an unsung old-guard Englishman and a stampeding Canadian gold rush all walk into a bar ... You know it’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival time when Deerhunter (Monday), METZ (Wednesday), Terry Reid (Friday), Youth Lagoon (Saturday) and Charles Bradley (Sunday) line up in a row at One Eyed Jacks. Bradley (pictured) is the only act also playing at the fest. The Gainesville, Fla., native, former cook and onetime James Brown impersonator — who with his 2011 debut No Time For Dreaming, at age 63, gave pow- aPRIl Deerhunter erful, literal new meaning to the term impressionist — performs Saturday 10 p.m. Monday at the Fair Grounds, making this surely unchained show his wrap party. One Eyed Jacks His second album, this month’s Victim of Love (Dunham/Daptone), picks up where Dreaming left off, smoldering old soul led by grooved guitars, 615 Toulouse St. stabbing horns and Bradley’s pained voice, a tattered kite he lets fly (504) 569-8361 above every refrain. Hurray For the Riff Raff opens. Tickets $20. Deerhunter’s sixth album, Monomania (4AD), doesn’t arrive until May 7, but the unpredictable Atlanta band debuted its title track a month early on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with one of the strangest guest appearances Fallon (or anyone else) has ever seen: singer/songwriter Bradford Cox performing in character as Connie Lungpin, a wigged-out Alice Cooper with vampire fangs, his left hand mangled and wrapped in gauze. Just as the lurching song spins out of control, Lungpin seems to lose interest, wandering offstage (with a camera) to lurk the halls of the NBC offices like a bloodthirsty 30 Rocker. Jackson Scott, Mas Ysa and KG Accidental open. Tickets $15. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


The Maison — The Royal We, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Luther Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Nikki Glaspie, 10:30

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Patrick Cooper, 9

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 8:30

One Eyed Jacks — METZ, Odonis Odonis, High in One Eye, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

THuRsday 25 Armstrong Park — Shannon Powell’s All Star Band, 5; Glen David Andrews, 6:30 Banks Street Bar — Don Haney & the Prime Rib Special, 8; Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 10 Blue Nile — Stanton Moore Trio, DJ Logic, Terence Higgins, 9 The Blue Note — Bella Nola, 9 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7

Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Michaela Harrison, 7; Cindy Scott, 10 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — George French Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jimbo Mathus, 9 Circle Bar — Cranston Clements, Jimmy Robinson, Phil DeGruy & John Rankin, 10 page 79

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City Park Botanical Garden — New Birth Brass Band, Alex McMurray, Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show, Creole String Beans, 6 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Covington Trailhead — Iguanas, 5 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 10; Good Enough for Good Times, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Fulton on Tap — Shotgun Double, 9 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — A Silent Film, Royal Teeth, 9 House of Blues — Slightly Stoopid feat. Karl Denson, Ian & Ivan Neville, Tribal Seeds, Dastardly Bastards feat. Nikki Glaspie, Ian Neville, Andrew Block & Stoopid Horns, 8:30 House of Blues (Parish) — Jet Lounge, 6; Bonerama feat. Dave Malone, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Papadosio, Gypsyphonic Disko, Naughty Professor, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Quickening, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James River Movement, 8

Little Gem Saloon — Bob Malone Trio feat. Renard Poche, 8; Houseman’s Lounge, 10 Louisiana Music Factory — One Mind Brass Band, noon; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 1; Billy Iuso, 2; Johnny Sansone, Anders Osborne, Stanton Moore & Robert Mercurio, 3; Dukes of Dixieland, 4; Bonerama, 5; Hot 8 Brass Band, 6 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10:30; Sonny Landreth, George Porter Jr. & Johnny Vidacovich, 11 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jonathan Tankel, 8; Clyde & Iggy, 9; Tom Bertram, 10 Oak — Keith Burnstein, 9 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Avon Suspects, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — New Orleans Serenaders feat. Clive Wilson & Butch Thompson, 8 Prime Example — Donald Harrison, 7 & 9 Prytania Theatre — Billy

Republic New Orleans — Kthulu Prime, Kayatik, NerdHeit, 11

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Rivershack Tavern — Christian Serpas & George Neyrey, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Geno Delafose, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, 8:30 Roux Public House — The Living Room live music series feat. T-Ray the Violinist The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — Bobby Cure & the Summer Time Blues, 9; The Yat Pack, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charlie Hunter, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — JD Hill & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Pfister Sisters, 7:30 Tipitina’s — North Mississippi All-Stars, London Souls, 10 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Friday 26 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Spring Break-Up, Pregnant, If So, Uh-Oh, Goat, Mans, 7 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — Hurray for the Riff Raff, Lonesome Leash, 7 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 7 Banks Street Bar — Isla NOLA, 8; The Egg Yolk Jubilee, 10

Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6

d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Honey Island Swamp Band, 10; Lightnin’ Malcom & Friends, 1 a.m. DMac’s — Roarshark, Kim Carson, Lynn Drury, Dharma Dolls, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Dragon’s Den — Dummy Dumpster, Secret Society in Smaller Lies, Atomic Power Bots, Test Tube Queers, 10; Sambava, Thought Loops, St. Rock, Peace Love Technicolor Dream, Spamm Kid, P.Y.M.P. (upstairs), 10 Freret Street Publiq House — Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 9:30 Fulton on Tap — Gravity A, 11 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Davy Crockett & the Wild Frontier, 8 Hangar 13 — Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, Lagniappe Brass Band, Christin Bradford, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Gift of Gab, Truth Universal, M@ Peoples, Slangston Hughes, Beamin & Timmy, 9 House of Blues — Mingo Fishtrap, 8:30; Mingo Fishtrap, 8:30; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, New Breed Brass Band, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — Toubab Krewe & Fatoumata Diawara, 10

Bayou Beer Garden — Big Al & the Heavyweights, 8:30

Howlin’ Wolf — Dumpstaphunk, Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Soul Stars, 10

Blue Nile — Red Baraat, Gypsyphonic Disko, 10; Flow Tribe, Sol Driven Train (upstairs), 10; Stooges Brass Band, Ricky B, 1 a.m.

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Monophonics, 10

Bombay Club — Tim Laughlin, 9:30

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 5

Brooks Seahorse Saloon — Debauche, 6:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Sick’s Stuntet Sextet, 8 Bush’s Place — Arrivals, 9 Cafe Istanbul — Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Band & Africa Brass Ensemble feat. John Ellis, Steve Masakowski, Michael Watson, Ashley, Michael Lemmler & Jamison Ross, 10 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Lena Prima & Band, 9

Le Bon Temps Roule — Bill Malchow, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 4:30; Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 9; Tribute to Freddie King feat. Benny Turner, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Chuck Campbell, 10 The Maison — Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Greyboy Allstars, Earphunk & California Honey Drops, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Charlie Hunter, Mike Dillon, Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich, 11; DJ Logic, Terence “Swampgrease”

Higgins, Marco Benevento & Roosevelt Collier, 3 a.m.

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Pfister Sisters, 7 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu, 8; Rebecca Green, 9; Sydney Beaumont, 10 Oak — Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Jeb Rault, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Terry Reid & Friends, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Duke Heitger & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Prytania Bar — Smoke N Bones, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 9 Republic New Orleans — Tryptophunk, Soul Rebels Brass Band feat. Marco Benevento, 10 Rivershack Tavern — Russell Batiste & Friends feat. Jason Neville, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Eric Lindell feat. Anson Funderburgh, Bonerama & Sonny Landreth, 8:30 Rusty Nail — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 10 Siberia — 8mm, Robert Fortune Band, 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Moonshiners, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Anders Osborne feat. Luther Dickinson & John Gros, 9; Galactic feat. Corey Glover, 2 a.m. Tulane Lavin-Bernick Center Quad — Big Freedia, Hot 8 Brass Band, 4 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Robin Barnes, 9

Saturday 27 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Freedom Speaks CD release, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 7 Banks Street Bar — The Sessh, 8; Dave Jordan, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Mo Jelly Band, 8:30 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Stanton, Marco Benevento, Steven Bernstein, Bobby Previte, Stanton-Marco Duo, Omaha Diner, 9; Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk (upstairs), 9; Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Gravy (upstairs), 10; Kat-

delic feat. Ronkat Spearman, DJ Black Pearl, Ivan & Ian Neville, Adam Deitch, Corey Henry, Joe Cohen, 2 a.m.

Bombay Club — Linnzi Zaorski, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Blue Orleans, 9; Africa Brass, midnight Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Lena Prima & Band, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Johnny Sansone CD release, 9:30 Circle Bar — The Alex McMurray Band, 10 The Cypress — Observer CD release & benefit for Brandon Lirette feat. Variants, Mara, Atlas Shrugged, 6:30 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Soul Rebels, 11; Lost Bayou Ramblers, 2 a.m. Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Randy Harsey, 7; Linda Kolda & Work for Hire, 9 Freret Street Publiq House — Break Science, Flow Tribe, 9:30 Fulton on Tap — Netherfriends, 11 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Sons of Diety, Southern Redemption, 8 Hangar 13 — War Beast, Zombie Legion, Devils Rain, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Will Bernard & the W-Beez, 10; Will Bernard Trio feat. Will Blades & Simon Lott, 10 House of Blues — Remedy Krewe, 8; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — Jon Cleary & the Diabolical Fandangos, Campbell Brothers, 9:30 Howlin’ Wolf — Leftover Salmon, Anders Osborne, Sonny Landreth, Honey Island Swamp Band, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Jamie Mclean & Friends, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leroy Jones Quintet, 8; Free Agents Brass Band, midnight Little Gem Saloon — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Quartet, 8; Good Enough For Good Times, 10 The Maison — New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Dumpstap-

hunk, Tryptophunk feat. Page McConnell, 10

Manning’s — Lost Bayou Ramblers, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — Al “Carnival Time” Johnson CD release, 10; New Orleans Suspects, 11; Marco Benevento Band feat. Dave Dreiwitz & Andy Borger, 3 a.m. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Necessary Gentlemen, 7; Dan Rivers, 8; Badura, 9 Oak — Andrew Duhon, 9 Old Point Bar — Big Al & the Heavyweights, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Craig Brenner, 2; Glen David Andrews & Friends, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Youth Lagoon, Majical Cloudz, 8; Eddie Robert’s West Coast Sounds, Tri-Fi, 1 a.m. Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Prime Example — Delfeayo Marsalis, 10 & midnight Republic New Orleans — Meter Men feat. George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste & Page McConnell, 10; The Main Squeeze, 1:30 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Kermit Ruffins, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., The Zydeco Twisters & the Iguanas, 8:30 Rusty Nail — Mia Borders, 10 The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — Bobby Cure & the Summer Time Blues, 9 Siberia — Little Freddie King, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & the Thunder Band, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Herline Riley, 9 & 11; Neal Caine, 1 a.m. Spotted Cat — Meghan Stewart’s Too Darn Hot, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 10 Three Muses — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Gal Holiday, 9 Tipitina’s — Dr. John, California Honeydrops, 9; Greyboy AllStars, 2 a.m. Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Twist of Lime — Endall, No Room for Saints, Rise Laveau, 9

SuNday 28 AllWays Lounge — Panorama Jazz Band CD release, 9

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Lafreniere Park — Lafreniere Live feat. 90 Degrees West, 6:30

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Rotary Downs, Cardinal Sons, Bantam Foxes, 10

Franklin & Tri-Fi, 6

Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3; Ron Hotstream, 9 page 80


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Showcasing Local Music MON 4/22

Papa Grows Funk

TUE 4/23

Rebirth Brass Band

WED Luther Dickinson, Alvin 4/24 Youngblood Hart & Nikki Glaspie THU Sonny Landreth, George 4/25 Porter Jr. & Johnny V. FRI 4/26

Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Mike Dillon & Johnny V + Electro Rage w/ DJ Logic, Marco Benevento & guests

SAT New Orleans Suspects 4/27 + Marco Benevento

Krown Trio w/Walter SUN Joe Joe Krown Trio SUN “Wolfman” Washington & 4/28 Russell feat. Russell Batiste & Walter Batiste 3/13 Wolfman Washington New Orleans Best Every Night!

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Blue Nile — Worship My Organ feat. DJ Logic, The W-Beez, 9; Colin Lake Band, Chris Mule & the Perpetrators (upstairs), 9; Karl Denson, Stanton Moore, Wil Blades, 2 a.m. Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Cafe Istanbul — Paul Sanchez, 8:30; Kuumba Freeque, 10:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Vince Vance & the Valiants, 9 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Eric Lindell, 10 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Funk & Chant feat. Papa Grows Funk & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 10; Gypsyphonic Disko feat. Katey Red, 2 a.m. Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

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Bayou Beer Garden — Soul Project Trio, 8:30

Howlin’ Wolf — The Roots: A Fundraiser For The Roots of Music feat. Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, TBC Brass Band, Stooges Brass Band, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox & the Little Gem Jazz Men feat. Charlie Miller, 10:30 a.m.; Derrick Freeman: Smokers World feat. Eddie Christmas, Khris Royal and others, 11 The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Brad Walker, 7; Omaha Diner & Yojimbo, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10:30; Maple Leaf Bar Allstars feat. Tony Hall, Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Raymond Weber, “Big D” Perkins & Donald Harrison, 11; Jeff Coffin, Johnny Vidacovich & Felix Pastorius, 3 a.m. Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh & Romy Kaye, 3:30; Tom Witek Sextet, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray for the Riff Raff, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8 Prytania Bar — Cody Blaine, The Hardin Draw, 8

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Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit & Jonathon “Boogie” Long, 8:30 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — Essentials, Sweet Crude, Baby Bee, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Chris Thomas King, 9 & 11

Po-Boy-Citos, 4:30; Little Freddie King, 6

The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Dave Easley, 8; Dave Maleckar, 9

Southport Hall — Fortunate Youth, Inna Vision, Scorseses, Bujie & the Highrise, 7

Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7

Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 2 a.m.

One Eyed Jacks — Deerhunter, Jackson Scott, Mas Ysa, KG Accidental, 9

Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30; Linnzi Zaorski, 8 Tipitina’s — Andrew Bird, 9

Monday 29 AllWays Lounge — Kelly McFarling, Nomi Songs, Kiyoko McCrae Band, 9 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 8; Fox Street Allstars, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 Blue Nile — Frequinox, California Honeydrops, 9 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Mumbles, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Lynn Drury, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6; Bionica, 10 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 d.b.a. — The Hot Club of New Orleans, 5; Charlie Hunter feat. Skerik & Mike Dillon, 8; Glen David Andrews, 11; Monophonics, 2 a.m. Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8; Simon Lott’s Context Killer & Charlie Hunter Duo, Isidro, Adam Bomb, Beautiful Bells, 11 House of Blues — Piano Night: A Benefit for WWOZ, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Yojimbo feat. Chris Combs & Josh Raymer, Vagabond Swing, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Bayou Brothers feat. Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin & Marc Stone, Will Sexton & Shannon McNally Duo, 9 Louisiana Music Factory — Tuba Skinny, noon; Beausoleil, 1:30; Zachary Richard, 3; Los

Old U.S. Mint — Mike Dillon Band, Yugen, HVNNVH, 8

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Prime Example — Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, 9 & 11 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys feat. Chubby Carrier & Deacon John, 8:30 Siberia — Queers, Dwarves, Flat Tires, Split Lips, The Ghostwood, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Miss Sophie Lee, 7 Tipitina’s — Instruments A Comin’ feat. Galactic, Anders Osborne, New Orleans Suspects, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and others, 1

classical/ concerts Holy Name of Mary Church — 400 Verret St., Algiers, (504) 362-5511 — Sun: Musica da Camera presents “The Flower of Paradise,” 3 NOCCA Riverfront, Nims Blackbox Theatre — 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2875; — Thu: Hristo Birbochukov, 7 St. Charles Ave. Presbyterian Church — 1545 State Street, (504) 897-0101 — Tue: The Cellists of Loyola University present “An Evening of American Cello Music,” 7:30 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Sun: Hristo Birbochukov, 5 Tulane University — Dixon Hall, (504) 865-5105 ext. 2; — Wed: Tulane Concert Band Spring Concert, 7; Sat: Odaline de la Martinez presents “The Crossing,” 8



Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

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Now ShowiNg 42 (PG-13) — the film tells the story of Jackie robinson and his history-making signing with the brooklyn Dodgers. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania EVIL DEAD (R) — friends retreat to an isolated cabin and unintentionally conjure demons in the nearby woods in the remake of the 1981 horror classic. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (PG) — terrorists launch a daytime attack on the white House, taking the president and his staff hostage. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) — the film follows the transformation of a magician (James franco) into the powerful wizard of oz. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 TRANCE (R) — the lines between truth and deceit begin to blur after an art heist goes bad. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place

oPENiNg FRiDAY THE BIG WEDDING (R) — robert De niro, Katherine Heigl and Diane Keaton

PAIN & GAIN (R) — michael bay’s action-comedy follows bodybuilders who get caught up in a crime ring.

SPEciAl ScREENiNgS ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE (NR) — les blank’s 1978 documentary about social traditions in new orleans features performances and interviews from allen toussaint and others. tickets $6 general admission, $3 new orleans film society and louisiana museum foundation members. 8 p.m. Friday, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; properties/usmint THE DOCTOR OF STALINGRAD (NR) — the 1958 drama tells the story of a german’s surgeon’s attempt to care for pows in a post-war russian camp. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 522-8014; www. EARLY JAZZ FEST FOOTAGE SCREENING — the friends of the Cabildo and the new orleans film society screen the louisiana state museum’s collection of seven 16mm film reels from the first Jazz fest. Tickets $10 general admission, $7.50 FOTC, Louisiana Museum Foundation and NOFS members. 7 p.m. Thursday, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; properties/usmint FRIENDSHIP STATE (NR) — Visiting filmmakers Caroline Koebel and lindsay bloom present a showcase of experimental films from texas. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist

LEONIE (PG-13) — emily mortimer stars in the film based on the life of leonie gilmour, an american who fell in love with Japanese poet Yone noguchi while working as his editor. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. REBECCA (NR) — laurence olivier and Joan fontaine star in alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 adaptation of the Daphne Du maurier novel. Tickets $5.75. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; REINCARNATED (R) — the documentary follows snoop Dogg as he attempts to reinvent himself as a reggae-pop artist in Jamaica. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 p.m. Monday and April 30, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (R) — a group of medical supply house employees accidentally release a horde of zombies in the 1985 black comedy. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Thursday, noon Saturday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-5400; ROMAN HOLIDAY (NR) — in the 1953 romantic comedy starring gregory peck and audrey Hepburn, a bored princess falls in love with an american reporter in rome. Tickets $5.75. 10 a.m. Sunday and May 1, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 8912787; SHOUT TROUBLES OVER: THE ULTIMATE GOSPEL BOOTLEG (NR) — the film features rare gospel music footage, depicting well-known artists including staple singers, rev. Charlie Jackson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe and obscure artists and congregations. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; SOUL TO SOUL (NR) — wilson pickett, ike and tina turner, santana and others appear in the film documenting a 1971 concert in ghana, west africa celebrating that country’s

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OBLIVION (PG-13) — working on earth after a devestating alien war, tom Cruise plays a security repairman whose life is changed by the arrival of a strange woman. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

star in the comedy about a divorced couple that fakes being married when their family unites for a wedding.

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There are a couple of red flags that always seem to pop up in movies that are not all they should be — especially as regards storytelling. One is that after mysterious or confusing events take place, the action stops and one character explains everything to another so the audience can make sense of what just happened. A second red flag occurs when critical, story-altering information is delivered through flashback. You thought things were this way? No, they’re really that way. These flags wave defiantly in Oblivion, a movie that also features the most innovative and original sci-fi visuals since Blade Runner came along 31 years ago. Oblivion Oblivion (PG-13) is gorgeous. But you won’t be able to recount the Directed by story later to friends, even with benefit of spoilers. It’s just too muddled and incomplete. Joseph Kosinski Co-writer and director Joseph Kosinski, whose Starring Tom Cruise, only other feature is Tron: Legacy, has no one but Morgan Freeman, himself to blame for Oblivion’s shortcomings. The Olga Kurylenko and screenplay has three additional contributors, but it’s based on an unpublished graphic novel Kosinski Andrea Riseborough wrote himself. The story takes place in a post-apocWide release alyptic Earth mostly destroyed by an alien invasion. Co-working couple Jack (Tom Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) live alone together on the ravaged planet. They maintain killer drones and protect from alien sabotage the floating machines that turn seawater into energy for the new earthling colony on one of Saturn’s moons. Jack has strange dreams of a woman (Olga Kurylenko) he can’t quite remember, even when she crash-lands on Earth. Of course, things are not as they seem, which is obvious from the movie’s first scene until the lackluster surprises finally arrive. But the visuals alone may be worth the price of admission. Partially shot in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oblivion is the first movie to arrive in theaters via a new super-high-resolution 4K digital camera. The results are remarkably detailed, especially when viewed on an IMAX projection system (available at both the Elmwood and Clearview Palace theaters.) But Oblivion’s triumphs are not merely technical. Jack pilots the coolest aircraft you’ve ever seen in a movie. The beautifully austere house in which he and Victoria live, perched impossibly on the edge of a 3,000-ft. ridge, is a triumph of futuristic production design. And instead of using a green screen behind the house and filling in later on computer, Kosinki sent a crew to the highest peak on Maui to shoot panoramic images of the sky, later projecting them on set when the cameras rolled. If only such devoted attention had been paid to the script. And then there’s Cruise, whose presence in any movie has come to signify empty heroics. It’s not that his performance is poor — more that you can’t really look at him now without thinking of Scientology and bizarre off-screen behavior. Even so, he’s not Oblivion’s problem. The reviewing press has repeatedly been asked not to reveal the film’s secrets. But there’s nothing much to tell. And it’s no spoiler at all to say that in the end, Cruise has to try and blow up something really big in order to save the world. As if you didn’t know. — KEN KORMAN

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independence. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; THE WE AND THE I (NR) — Michel Gondry’s film observes the dynamics of a group of Bronx teens on a bus route. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858;

FILM FESTIVALS SYNC UP CINEMA — The free film industry conference focuses on Louisiana film production and emerging opportunities in the film industry, and it includes screenings of Father Tony, In Your Dreams, By & By: New Orleans Gospel at the Crossroads and more. Visit for details. 3 p.m. Monday and May 1, noon April 30, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.

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OPENING ABITA SPRINGS TRAILHEAD. 22049 Main St., Abita Springs, (985) 264-0528; — “En Plein Air” exhibit and sale of works by 25 artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Artists reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; — New paintings and sculpture by James Michalopoulos. Artist reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and May 4.

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OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www. — “When You’re Lost, Everything’s a Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues,” through July 21. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.


GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — “Class Reunion,” a group exhibition, through April. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., (504) 304-0849; — “Gathering Stars,” works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, through May 20. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — Works by Matilde Alberny, jewelry by Bonnie Miller, crafts by Peg Martinez and works by Myra Williamson-Wirtz, through April. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Cardak Ni Na Nebu Ni Na Zemlji,” a group show curated by Srdjan Loncar; works by Silke Thoss and Bob Tooke; both through May 4. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing.

BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; — “Zombie Katrina, Part One: The Journal,” a multi-media installation by Blake Nelson Boyd, through Saturday. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. — “Relics,” photographs by Robert Moran, through May 7. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Systems,” mixed media by James Kennedy, through May 25. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www. — “Float Me Down the River,” oil paintings by Noah Saterstrom, through April. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Creations in Glass,” sculpture by Carlos Luis Zervigon, through Saturday. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. — “Please Be Quiet Please,” paintings by Chris Dennis and words by Lauren Capone, through May 18. DILLARD UNIVERSITY. Art Gallery, Cook Communications Center, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 816-4853; www. — Student art show, through May 6. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www.docsgallery. com — “Exploring the Abstract,” paintings by Roberto Ortiz, through May 30.

Anne Boudreau; documentary photographs by Audrey Mandelbaum; abstract collages by Barrett Langlinais; drawings by Colleen Ho; all through May 5.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. — “Louisiana Landscapes ii,” paintings by Mickey Asche, Marcia Holmes and Pio Lyons, through April. HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — Paintings and drawings by Gail Hood and Dale Newkirk, through May 11. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “Painting on Site,” paintings by Steve Bourgeois, through April. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. — “Goddesses and Monsters,” graphite drawings by Monica Zeringue, through Tuesday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Submerged,” works by Kathryn Hunter; “Water Garden,” wall sculpture by Emily Wilson; both through May 25. LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245 — “Southern Fried Fractals,” paintings by Chris Clark; “Light & Atmosphere,” paintings by Sean Friloux; “Random Shots from My Camera,” photographs by Eliot Kamenitz; all through May. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; — “Memory Logos,” paintings and drawings by Jack Niven, through May 24. MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; www.themayspace. com — “Green Waves,” moving image installation by Nicolas Sassoon, through May. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; — “Fly Me to the Moon,” paintings and sculpture celebrating the French Quarter Festival’s 30th anniversary, through Thursday.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Seamless,” works by Angela Burks, Mandy Rogers Horton and Carri Skoczek, through Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www. — Hand-blown glass sculpture by James Mongrain and Jason Christian; metal sculpture by Jonathan Christie and Jay Thrash; gyotaku fish prints by Scott Johnson; all through April.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Kinetic installation by

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art LIStINGS — “Another Way of Seeing,” a group exhibition of contemporary photographers using manual processes, through May 18.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Cuba Connection,” a group show of paintings, photography, mixed media and installation, through Saturday. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., (504) 899-4100 — “Mississippi Mermaids,” works by Sean Yseult, through May. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., (504) 896-6369; — Works by three Fleming Sisters of Lafitte, through May 2. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 5237945; — Works by Lauren thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 6100581 — “We Saw the Music,” photographs by Baron Wolman and Bob Compton, through June 1. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — “Lite Bright: Experiments of Form and Light,” works by Bonita Day and Madeleine Faust, through May 3. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182 — Works by Cleland Powell, through April. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www. — “Yonder,” paintings by thomas Swanston, through April.

STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; staplegoods — “Punch List,” mixed-media drawings by Anne Nelson, through May 5. TEN GALLERY. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414 — “Magic: the Unravelling,” images painted on cards from the game Magic: The Gathering by Jonathan Mayers, through Sunday. TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartgallery. — “Endless Line” and “Self Portrait,” site-specific wall-drawing installation by Pat Steir, through June 16.


UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Ritual Process,” an MFA thesis exhibition by Kevin Baer, through May 4.

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call for artists ALL HAIL OUR SACRED DRUNKEN WOOKIEE: A CHEWBACCHUS ART SHOW. 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top, 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus seeks works in all mediums that celebrate fandom (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics, gaming, etc.) for an upcoming exhibition at the Big Top. Email chewbacchusartshow@gmail. com for details. Submissions deadline is June 14. ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS STUDENT ART & LANGUAGE ARTS CONTEST. Louisiana students ages 5-18 can submit art or writing under the theme “Louisiana’s Natural Resources: What’s Important to You?” for the contest. Visit for details. Submissions deadline is Friday. MANDEVILLE’S MARIGNY OCTOBERFEAST. The City of Mandeville seeks a poster and logo design for the festival. Email acasborne@cityofmandeville. com for details. Submissions deadline is May 24.

NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. — Artists can apply to be included in the annual juried exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. One artist from the September exhibition will win a solo show at the gallery. Visit the website for details. Submissions deadline is June 15.

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION NATIONAL JURIED ARTISTS EXHIBITION. The annual competition of contemporary art, opening July 13 and running through Aug. 10, awards cash prizes. Art must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at the art association. Email summershowentry@gmail.

What do abandoned local gas stations and Soviet-era monuments have in common? The short answer is Srdjan Loncar, a New Orleansbased Croatian expat artist, who used them as the basis for this Barrister’s show. The title, Cardak Ni Na Nebu Ni Na Zemlji, is from a Serbian fairytale and means “a castle neither in the sky nor on earth,” which to Loncar suggests monumental structures that once had a purpose but which now exist in limbo — if they still exist at all. Designed in the 1960s by Yugoslavia’s leading modern sculptors as military memorials when that nation was the most progressive place in the former Soviet empire, they are now bizarre monuments to a vanished communist past, just as defunct gas stations memorialize the reign of fossil fuels. Loncar’s photographs (pictured) and scale-model metal sculptures distill them into design statements that celebrate the surrealism of unintended consequences. Irish artist Malcolm McClay extends this exploration in his collaged graphics of partially completed luxury homes that were abandoned when the housing bubble burst in Ireland, leaving numerous ruinous monuments to greed and broken dreams. The tone turns elegiac in com or visit for details. Application deadline is April.

museums AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Am I Not a Brother, Am I Not a Sister?: An Exhibition Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation,” through June 28. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — “A Thousand Threads,” works by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations,” an exhibit curated by Miranda Lash; “Beyond Beasts: The Art of Court 13”; “I’m Not Lost, Just Undiscovered,” works by New Orleans teenagers curated

by the CAC Teen Board; both through June 16. “After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt,” sitespecific installation by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698–1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival

Christopher Saucedo’s Cardak Ni Na Nebu Ni THRU ghostly white abstracNa Zemlji: Mixed-media maY tions on blue handmade group show curated by paper that are really Srdjan Loncar ectoplasmic impressions Barrister’s Gallery of the Twin Towers where his New York firefighter 2331 St. Claude Ave. brother died on 9/11. (504) 710-4506 Similar sentiments pear in Dawn DeDeaux’s ghostly glowing sculptures of front steps to homes that were swept away by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina. But in New Orleans, just about anything left unattended soon becomes a memorial for something, as we see in Angela Berry’s photographs of everyday items like patio furniture that she recreated in miniature with a 3-D printer and arranged as glowing altars to the ordinary in an adjacent alcove. Similarly, Hannah Chalew’s elegantly intricate ink drawings of vine-covered abandoned homes are reminders that everything is ultimately impermanent, and nature always has the last word. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

Tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls, the AfricanAmerican women’s Carnival group, through January 2014. “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) 5686968; — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. — “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” through May 5. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins


Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Bayou School: 19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” through May 12. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939,” through Aug. 4. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www. — “What Becomes a Legend Most?: The Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers,” through June. “To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr.”; “Eudora Welty: Photographs from the

1930s and ’40s”; both through July 14. Works by Walter Inglis Anderson from the museum’s permanent collection; an exhibition of southern regionalists from the museum’s permanent collection; both ongoing.

SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; — “The Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — “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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MIXED MESSAGES.3: MULTIRACIAL IDENTITY, PAST & PRESENT. The Charitable Film Network and Press Street’s New Orleans Loving Festival seeks original artwork and films, with themes concerning race, racism and the multiracial experience, for the June group art show. Visit for details. Submissions deadline is April.

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THE CLIFTON MONROE CHRONICLES. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. — ren french and thomas adkins wrote the serial radiostyle show that follows an ace reporter and his sidekick as they solve mysteries in new orleans. tickets $12 general admission, $10 students, $20 for two tickets. 7 p.m. thursday-saturday through may 5. THE JAY STANLEY MARQUEE AWARDS. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — the awards honor accomplishments in new orleans theater. there will be a buffet and cash bar. admission $25. 7 p.m. mon., april 29. MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5281944; www.stagedoorcanteen. org — four singers bring sinatra’s repertoire to life in the musical revue. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday and 1 p.m. sunday through may 12. NEW ORLEANS PUPPET FESTIVAL. seven puppet troupes present kid-friendly performances at the marigny opera House (725 st. ferdinand st.), and four present late-night, adult-only shows at the mudlark public theatre (1200 port st.). performances

at marigny opera House are 7 p.m. thursday-saturday and may 2-4, 6:30 p.m. may 5; mudlark public theatre performances are 10 p.m. fridaysaturday and may 3-4. Visit for details. tickets $20 general admission, $10 students and seniors. SORDID LIVES. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www.cuttingedgeproductions. org — brian fontenot directs Del shores’ cult classic play that follows a colorful texas family as it confronts its demons while planning a funeral for the family matriarch. tickets $20. 8 p.m. friday-saturday. WOLFBOY. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 4881460; www.midcitytheatre. com — two teen boys share an adventure in a mental hospital in brad fraser’s play. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursday-friday.


LOYOLA BALLET SPRING CONCERT. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; — the mixed repertory program features classical, contemporary and character works including an excerpt from the russian ballet La Vivandiere. tickets $12 general admission, $8 students, seniors and children. 8 p.m. friday-saturday.

FAMILY A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS: A MAGIC TREEHOUSE ADVENTURE. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — the jazz musical is based on mary pope osborne’s book A Good Night for Ghosts. tickets $25 general admission, $15 CaC members. 7 p.m. friday-saturday, 11 a.m. saturday, 2 p.m. sunday.

CALL FOR THEATER NEW ORLEANS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL. the fifth annual festival, held sept. 19-21, accepts applications from performers including striptease dancers (male and female), singers, emcees, magicians, contortionists, aerialists, duos, troupes, novelty and variety acts. Visit www.neworleansburlesquefest. com for details. application deadline is may 26.

BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of romy Kaye and the brent walsh Jazz trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL. the annual theater festival, held nov. 20-24, seeks applications for 30-60 minute alternative theater performances. Visit for details. there is a $25 application fee. submission deadline is July 2.

CREOLE SWEET TEASE. The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar, 931 Canal St., (504) 522-5400; — the show features jazz drummer gerald french, burlesque dancer Kitty twist and jazz singer Jayna morgan. free admission. 9 p.m. friday.

ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues. com — leon blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. free admission. 8 p.m. thursday.

THE GOODNIGHT SHOW. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — John Calhoun hosts the late-night talk show-style event that features comedy sketches, a house band and interviews with prominent locals. this


BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — 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. C-4 COMEDY NIGHT. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles


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Ave., (504) 525-2951; www. — Corey Mack hosts the stand-up comedy showcase. Visit for details. Admission free in advance, $5 at the door. 8 p.m. Wednesday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Kyle Kinane, Sean Patton and Joe Cardosi perform at The New Movement’s weekly stand-up showcase. Tickets $7. 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. How-

lin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY NIGHT. Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St., (504) 899-9211 — Vincent Zambon hosts the free stand-up comedy showcase. 9 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. 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.; www.newmovementtheater. com — 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. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPENMIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday.





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The inaugural New Orleans THru Puppet Festival featured MAY mostly large-scale puppets. This year’s festival has grown to two weekends and two venues, includes an array of puppet sizes and styles (marionettes, rod and shadow puppets and more) and offers both family-friendly and adults-only shows. The only giant puppet performance during the first weekend is The Pearl Assembly by the local troupe Skookum Heebee Tumtum Productions at the Marigny Opera House. Second weekend giant puppet shows include Calliope Puppets’ When Night Dreams, and the Chinese-style dragon puppets in the Mudlark Puppeteers’ The Monkey King. Family-friendly shows are at the Marigny Opera House from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Late-night shows are at the Mudlark Puppet Theatre, and material ranges from risque offerings to tales of murder and demons. Asheville, N.C.’s Toybox Theatre and Cripps Puppets performed at the 2011 New Orleans Fringe Festival and returns with another installment of Billy the Liar (pictured) and a “puppet slam” featuring a collection of short works. There’s also a screening of Miss Pussycat’s The Mystery in Old Bathbath. Visit for schedule. — WiLL COVieLLO


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(504) 784-0054; — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — 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 inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts a standup 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 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

TNM.FM LIVE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — The theater hosts live sketch comedy that will be recorded for a podcast. Tickets $5. 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

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Exposing the deficiencies of charter schools was the premise of Lockdown, recently presented at Ashe Cultural Arts Center by Junebug Productions. It should be noted that exposing injustice was always a priority for Free Southern Theater, founded in 1965, a precursor to Junebug. Lockdown was a spare, ensemble piece about an hour long. It was written and developed by the actors, director Kiyoko McCrae and Keshia “Peaches” Caldwell. Many of the performers are teachers or work in local schools. Lockdown was less a play than a fugue of monologues and snippets of scenes. It began with Troi Bechet entering through the audience singing “Got My Mind on Lockdown,” with the rest of the cast serving as her chorus. The piece posits that charters are privatizing public education and that they will perpetuate the divide between the haves and the have-nots. “They are training our kids for submission,” is another charge. A mixture of personal conflict and abstraction marked the piece. We got to know the teachers and their struggles, but the students who were meant to reveal the flaws in the system were unseen offstage figures. This was a crucial gap in the piece. McCrae assembled a sterling cast and elicited fascinating performances. The piece had little conventional interaction but never dragged. Though the play was single-minded, the characters were complex and caught in conflict with themselves and others. Bechet, Michael “Quess?” Moore, Thena Robinson-Mock, Rebecca Mwase and Derek Roguski represented different aspects of the local school system after Hurricane Katrina. Bechet, a veteran teacher of 35 years, said she was one of 4,500 teachers fired or forced to resign. Roguski was a Teach For America newcomer with only one year of teaching experience. Bechet is African-American and Roguski is white, and a racial subtext ran through the play, though at times it was addressed more overtly. In one section, each of the characters related how they became aware of racial differences, starting with childhood experiences. This couldn’t help but stir similar memories in the audience. I was left with a few questions. How do business interests and think tanks affect charter schools? It seems extreme for a school to call the police about a kid who threw a pencil at a teacher, but we also learned of a kid who hit a teacher in the head with a rock. Some of the discussion about charters reaches beyond school walls. If theater’s social role is to raise questions without providing answers, Lockdown was on target. — DALT WONK

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Batiste in his living room shortly before he died last year, Cyril Neville in his garden, Nicholas Payton at Jackson Square and Mia Borders outside Slim Goodies. At other times it appears the constraints Spielman put on himself were hinderances in terms of capturing skin tones, getting subjects relaxed and engaged and helping impart the importance of the settings. Lyon did a good job of telling each musician’s story and offering some new facts, but the text really comprises a short biography of each person and doesn’t really focus on offstage interests. It mentions where the photographs were taken, and there’s a sentence or so about why the spot was chosen, but no in-depth look at the role their pastimes have on the music they create or the way they play it. When Not Performing likely will become a staple among fans of New Orleans music, and a good reference book that covers a surprising number of musicians in a range of genres. A common thread runs through most of the interviews with musicians: New Orleans is a continual font of artistic inspiration, and regardless of where they go, they always come back to the Big Easy. — Meet David Spielman at the following booksignings: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival book tent (1751 Gentilly Blvd.) Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur St., 504-586-1094) 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Roosevelt Hotel (123 Baronne St., 504-648-1200) 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival book tent

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he title alone elicits excitement. Of course we want to see what the city’s musicians do on their off time and learn about the characters we love and admire. The title also holds a heady promise: to reveal something new about well-known musicians that fans have followed for years and open a window into their personal lives. That’s where the arts of writing and photography come in. A photographer’s approach to his or her art is as individual and sometimes quirky as a musician’s methods for creating sounds. Some photographers are aggressive in manipulating the setting to give them a perfect picture; others take more subtle control by putting a subject in a setting, then making them feel comfortable enough to reveal an inner spirit. David G. Spielman, a New Orleans photographer and writer, takes a more organic approach, using available light and adhering to a philosophy of minimalism in equipment, time and staging. As the backdrop for these photos, Spielman asked the musicians to choose the places most special to them when they are not on stage. “Working quickly, not wanting to disrupt their lives or schedules, I shot with available light and with very little equipment,” Spielman wrote in a preface to the book. “There was no propping or rearranging furniture. I always shoot it as I find it; I want the viewers to see it as it is.” It’s an admirable journalistic ethic, but a risky plan for producing an art/coffee table book. When it worked for Spielman, the results were wonderful: Johnny Vidacovich enveloped by his drums (pictured), Fats Domino at his piano, James Andrews with his trumpet in his backyard, the late “Uncle” Lionel






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FAMILY FrIdAY 26 ZOO TO DO FOR KIDS. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; www. — the zoo is turned into a giant playland with face painters, live music, arcade games, inflatable structures, crafts and a video game center. there’s also a patron party. admission $25 general, $20 audubon institute

members, $40 early admittance, $400 and up for patron party. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., early admission, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. general admission, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. patron party.


Restaurant, 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — Les Campbell of the national Democratic institute and tom garrett of the international republican institute discuss the work of their respective organizations in the middle east. pre-registration is required. Visit www.wacno. org for details. admission $30 members, $35 nonmembers. 6:30 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. MILDRED DILLON. Lakeshore Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., 838-1100; www.jefferson. — Dillon, known as “the money Doctor,” discusses financial literacy and money management. 7 p.m. ONLY ON OAK DISHCRAWL. Oak Street, between Carrollton Avenue and Leonidas Street — participants take tours of four oak street restaurants, where

they can taste dishes and meet the chefs. the initial meeting location will be sent to ticket holders 48 hours prior to the event. Visit neworleans for details. admission $45. 7 p.m. ZURICH CLASSIC. TPC Louisiana, 11001 Lapalco Blvd., Avondale, 436-8721; www. — pga professionals compete at the golf tournament which also features food and live music. Visit for the full schedule and other details. admission starts at $25. tuesday-sunday.

WEdNEsdAY 24 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. MADISONVILLE GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW. Madisonville Town Hall, 704 Water St., Madisonville — the show theme is “southern romance” and

features flower arrangements by club members and a horticulture exhibit. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. MILDRED DILLON. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Dillon, known as “the money Doctor,” discusses financial literacy and money management. 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri Place; www. — the

Young leadership Council hosts weekly spring concerts featuring live music, food and drink vendors and more. free admission. Visit for details. 5 p.m. to 8 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.

THUrsdAY 25 CHAMBER AFTER 5. NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, (504) 302-4875; — the new orleans Cham-

ber of Commerce hosts its monthly networking event. Call 504-799-4260 or visit www.neworleanschamber. org for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CLIMATE CHANGE & SEA LEVEL RISE: IMPLICATIONS FOR NEW ORLEANS. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere, 751 Chartres St., (504) 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state. — Virginia burkett, chief scientist for global Climate and land Use Change at the U.s. geological survey, presents the program. free admission. 6 p.m. ELEVATION YOGA SERIES. W Hotel New Orleans,

333 Poydras St., (504) 5259444 — a free yoga class on the hotel’s rooftop is followed by a cocktail hour with drink specials and a DJ. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. yoga, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. cocktails. page 97

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GALLERY TALK. Tulane University, Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — Curator Miranda Lash discusses the current gallery show Pat Steir: Installations. 6 p.m. JAZZ FEST KICK-OFF BLOCK PARTY. La Belle Galerie, 309 Chartres St., 529-5538 — The Revealers, Rebirth Brass Band, The Revolution Steppers and DJ Ray perform at the annual party. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. JAZZ IN THE PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — The cultural heritage of New Orleans is spotlighted in this concert series, sponsored by People United for Armstrong Park. The third year of the series features live music from jazz and brass bands, an arts and crafts sales area, food and a children’s play area. Free admission. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. RENOVATORS’ HAPPY HOUR. The event features a renovated shotgun house in Treme that was formerly the Milne Estate. Call (504) 636-339 or email sblaum@ for details. Admission free for Preservation Resource Center members, $10 nonmembers. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ROCKIN’ THE RAILS. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — The weekly series offers free concerts by area musicians. Free admission. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888 — A different musician performs

FRIDAY 26 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 943-1415; www. fairgroundsracecourse. com — The annual festival on the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May features nonstop music on multiple stages in genres ranging from funk and zydeco to bounce and Cajun and everything in between. There also are Louisiana Folklife and Native American villages, food from dozens of Louisiana vendors, the Congo Square Marketplace and other contemporary arts and crafts. For more information visit Admission $50 in advance, $65 at the gate, $5 children ages 2-10, VIP tickets available. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. SYNC UP CONFERENCE. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — NPR music director and executive producer Anya Grundmann is one of the featured speakers at the conference covering music, film and technology. Visit www.jazzandheritage. org/sync-up for details. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FridaySaturday and May 3-4. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. — 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 27 ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS. Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, (504) 523-1465 — The Arts Council of New Orleans’ market features local and handmade goods, food, children’s activities and live music. Visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS. Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., 529-7323; — Annie Peterson, preservation librarian at Tulane University’s Howard Tilton Library, discusses ways to preserve books, photographs, documents

and other paper materials. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CHARTER SCHOOLS CERTIFIED TEACHER FAIR. Xavier University, 1 Drexel Drive, 486-7411; www.xula. edu — The event provides an opportunity for certified teachers to have interviews with school principals and administrators and to learn more about working at charter schools. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit www.ebccteacherfairschools2013.eventbrite. com for details. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. COVINGTON BICENTENNIAL HOME TOUR. Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-3177 — The tour features 10 homes as part of Covington’s bicentennial celebration. The event begins with a historical presentation and ends with a reception at the last home on the tour. Call (985) 8923700 or visit for details. Admission $20. 1 p.m. to 5 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. 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 rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS. Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — The market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit


LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY PAINT PARTY FUNDRAISER. New Orleans Paint N Party, 101 River Road, suite 201, 833-1070; — The event features painting, food and drinks and a raffle to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Guests can bring their own alcohol. Admission $40. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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SLIDELL SPRING STREET FAIR. The 32nd annual street fair features food, music and 150 vendors selling furniture, glassware, art, pottery, crafts and more. The fair is on First, Second and Erlanger streets in Slidell. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. ST. BERNARD CRAWFISH COOK-OFF. St. Bernard Crawfish Cook-Off, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, (504) 628-6852 — Admission includes all-you-can-eat crawfish at the cook-off that awards cash prizes. Admission $25. Noon to 6 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 (504) 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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INSTRUMENTS A COMIN’. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; — The event benefits a program that provides new, high-quality musical instruments for New Orleans area music programs, and it features food, a silent auction and a concert with Galactic, Anders Osborne, New Orleans Suspects, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and others. There’s also an outdoor events including the Wall of Fame induction ceremony and a battle of the marching bands. Tickets $40 general admission, $200 VIP admission. Outdoor events start at 6 p.m., concert at 9 p.m.


ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; www. — The Zephyrs play the Omaha Storm Chasers. 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday.


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, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, anotherlifefoundation@ or visit www. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 309-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email info@degashouse. com for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing

skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing. org for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energyefficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter. or visit www. volunteerapply.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) 304-2275, email volunteer@ or visit for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at (504) 832-8111 for details. IRON RAIL. The book collective seeks volunteers to table shows and other events, help catalog the library, host free movie nights, organize benefits and other duties. Email or visit 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 David at (504) 837-0175 or email 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. Email Dionne Simoneaux at for details. LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help page 100

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renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email lauren@ 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; www.nationalww2museum. org — 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 mrowand@ 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 and PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach afterschool program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email or call (504) 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions

to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (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.


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. BEN SANDMEL. Louisiana Music Factory, 210 Decatur St., 586-1094; — The author signs Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans. 3 p.m. Monday. DIANE LADD. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The author discusses A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake: A Collection of Ten Short Stories. 2 p.m. Sunday. ELANA BELL. Fine Arts Gallery, Hardwood Drive, University of New Orleans, (504) 280-6000; www. — The poet (Eyes, Stones) reads from her work. 8 p.m. Wednesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spokenword readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; www. — 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. JEN SINCERO. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. KEITH SPERA. Louisiana Music Factory, 210 Decatur St., 586-1094; — The

author signs Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans. 1:30 p.m. Monday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 4555135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. LUNCH ’N’ LIT BOOK CLUB. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www.nutrias. org — The group discusses Daniel Wolff’s How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations that Made Them. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. MELINDA PALACIO. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The poet discusses and reads from Ocotillo Dreams. 7 p.m. Thursday. SARAH CARR. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. — The author discusses and signs Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children. 6 p.m. Wednesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 8913381; www.neutralground. org — 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.stannanola. org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail. com for details. WIL TUSTIN. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 3047115; — The author signs Ambushed. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


GRAND CIRCUS PUBLISHING. The group accepts submissions from New Orleans-based writers for a short story collection about alcohol. Email info@ for details. Submissions deadline is June 1.





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Lester Winfree Rice & Cattle, Bay City, TX; has 1 positions for rice; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain 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.; $10.18/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 6/1/13 – 3/31/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX68866199 or call 225-342-2917.

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Fun sales/merchandising job! Upscale Bourbon St. gift shop. PT. Exp., bckgrnd chk, refs, drug test req. $8-$12/hr. Possible advancement. (504) 905-5290,


Make extra money in our free ever popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! 1-888-292-1120


Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from home! N experience needed. Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-4057619 ext 2540

Bar & Pizza Kitchen Apply in person Mon-Fri, 1-4:30 pm 141 N. Carrollton Ave.

• Recent Work Experience in Local Landscaping Gardening Preferred. • Working Knowledge of Local Plants & Garden Environments Preferred. • Functional Experience Using & Maintaining Gardening Equipment Preferred. • Transportation & Willingness to Use Your Vehicle On-the-Job Preferred.

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MAKE up to $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No Experience required. Start Immediately!

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Is seeking a Server. Please apply in person between 10-2:00 PM,1403 St. Charles Ave.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Offering Best Pay & Mileage Reimbursement in Metro New Orleans

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

WOODWARD DESIGN+BUILD is looking for potential candidates to fill the following positions:

Engineering Division Manager (1) w/ 10+ years of experience

Senior Project Managers (2) w/ 10+ years of experience

Senior Estimator (1)

w/ 8-10 years of experience

Service Division Project Manager (1) w/ 5-7 years of experience


Assistant Project Manager (2)


MegaCuts now hiring FT & PT Hairstylists. Hourly wages + great tips. Apply at 2200 David Drive, Metairie or call (504) 339-5435



Greet clientele arriving at our facility. You have the opportunity to interact with many large corporations’ flight departments and high profile clients. Customer Service is of the highest priority, as well as professional and safe service.

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Now Hiring Housekeeping Food and Beverage Banquets Front Office

Woodward Design+Build offers an office culture that encourages innovation and collaborative problem-solving with challenging career opportunities for people who are passionate about their work. For questions and/or to submit your resume please email readers need


Local and Regional. Great Pay, Bonuses and Benefits. CDL-A, X-End. TWIC, 1yr T/T Exp. Req. Martin Transport, Reserve, LA: 1-888-380-5516

EOE/Drug Free AA Workplace

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Asia Clients, sought to manage cost, genl acctg functions, invoicing; prepare reports; ensure compliance using GAAP. Req Bach in Acctg or related, or equivalent. Job in Slidell, LA. Send resume & cover ltr referencing position to Mid-Gulf Shipping, Inc., 4760 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell LA 70458.

Chris & Tasha Warren Farms, Lambrook, AR; has 3 positions for grain, corn & rice; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain 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.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 5/16/13 – 11/15/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 558237 or call 225-342-2917.



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760 Magazine #111 • $239,000

Heart of the Whse Dist. Granite cnttps, ss appl, marble bath & wd flrs. Building has fitness room & a wonderful rooftop. Walk to everything. Move right in!

1720 St. Charles #442 • $229,000 St Charles Avenue’s most premiere address. Spacious 1 BR condo with beautiful wd flrs, granite counter tops, stainless appl, marble bath. Beautiful courtyard. State of the art fitness center. Rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city. Secured off street parking. View of St Charles from unit.

• 4941 St. Charles (5Bdrm/3Ba) ................................................................................. TOO LATE! $1,900,000 • 3638 Magazine (Commercial) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $649,000 • 1215 Napoleon (3Bdrm/2.5Ba) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $899,000 • 1225 Chartres (2Bdrm/1Ba) ......................................................................................... TOO LATE! $289,000 • 13 Platt (3Bdrm/2Ba) ..................................................................................................... TOO LATE! $309,000 • 601 Baronne (2Br/2Ba) ................................................................................................ TOO LATE! $489,000 • 1224 St. Charles (1Bdrm/1Ba) ................................................................................... TOO LATE! $169,000

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“I love matching people & places.” 3725 MacArthur Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70114-6825

For all

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UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1553 Philip 1/1 Luxury Apt with POOL

House faces St Charles Ave & Streetcar Line 1086 sf with Shower, Kitchen, laundry room, security system, Beautiful Wood Floors/Patio/BBQ area


Welcome to New Orleans Jazz Fest

24 hrs needed to show - Avail June 1, 2013

Soniat Realty/ Call Bonnie Wattigny @ 504-220-1022


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Fall in love with Josephine Lofts ... Located in the heart of New Orleans! Enjoy convenience and style and true Loft Living-here at Josephine Lofts! Josephine Lofts is close to shopping, dining, entertainment and all that New Orleans has to offer!


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PROPERTY FEATURES • • • • • • • • •

Pool Roof Deck Business Center Fitness Center Monitored Access Gated Community Parking Available Elevator River View*

UNIT FEATURES • • • • • • • • • • • •

Stainless Steel appliances Garbage Disposal Granite Wood Floor from Reclaimed Lumber Modern Design Large Windows Patios* Ceramic Tile Floors in Bath Tall Ceilings Pendant Lighting in Kitchen Large Kitchen with Built-In Table Alarm Systems

(504) 894-8688 *

*in select units. All square footage is approximate

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GENERAL REAL ESTATE Lakeview Appraisal Service

Taking care of all your appraisal needs. Real Estate, Divorce, Bail Bonds Bankruptcy, Estate Property Tax Assessment Appeal Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445



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



2809 Onzaga, $139,000. Unique property 1/2 block to Gentilly Blvd entrance to Fairgrounds. 2 BR, 1200 sq. ft, large 40x100 lot has big side yard for garden or extra parking. Open floor plan. Exc. cond! Great area, low maint. ext. Zoned Commercial. Gardener Realtors, Louis (504) 874-3195

Residential & Commerical Properties Under $90K OLD MANDEVILLE Occupied Residential & Commercial; Residential lots in Old Mandeville under $90,000. Commercial Lot in Old Mandeville corner, $59,000 LACOMBE Hwy 190; $80,000, Hwy 434 $89,000 COVINGTON Commercial & Residential Lot Package (Front is Commercial & Back is Residential) $95,000 I can email maps (504) 669-9552 OWNER FINANCING



Beautiful 2br/2.5 ba in the heart of Magazine shopping district. 1450 sf living, hdwd flrs, Corian countertops, lots of closets, wd burning frplc, DSL cable, 1 prkg spot/unit in a secure lot. Pool. Pets allowed. $269,000. Call Gilyard & Assoc Realty 504/460-9852.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH 159 Partially Wooded Acres

With Pond For Sale. Highway 21, Sun Louisiana. Call Bryan 985-516-1834.


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5693/7159 Sq. Ft: 6BR/5BA + 3 half baths. Natural Gas Generator, Finished 3rd Floor Bonus Space. Beautiful Gardens, pond, courtyard & parterre. Parking for 8+ cars. Extra side lot is perfect for a pool & guest house. Check out the online tour: www.snaponlinetour. com/1238 MLS#932055. Call me to schedule a showing! Ansley Seaver Marshall, JD, Cell: (504) 430-3887, Keller Williams Realty, New Orleans. Licensed in LA Each office independently owned & operated.

3 BR/2 BA 1,450 sf Energy efficient weekend retreat situated on 8.5 wooded acres bounded by a 20+ acre stocked lake. House includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood burning stone fireplace in vaulted great room, fully furnished kitchen and utility room with washer and dryer. Screened rear porch overlooking pier and lake make you feel like you have gotten away from it all. To see this fabulous property, call Jean at 601-795-2105. For Sale by Agent/ Broker, $220,000.

3239 Nashville Ave. $395,000 Beautiful uptown home in move-in condition. 2386 sf. totally renovated; Gourmet kitchen, 4 br, 2.5 ba, Master suite walkin shower & jetted tub, hardwood floors, tile, energy efficient, cable & CAT-5 ready. Covered deck, landscaped, new roof, new paint throughout in gorgeous grays, stainless appliances, granite countertops, security alarm. Great corner lot! For more info 228-297-2267

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5 suites currently used as a Bed and Breakfast with large yard and off street Parking. Real Estate Only $539,900. Owner/Broker

Move in cond, lots of architectural details, 1st block off Canal, off street pkng for several cars, garage. 2 br, 2 dens, encl porch/sun rm & wood flrs. Must see to appreciate.

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BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI Waterfront Lots starting at $9,000 Commercial Lots $29,000 & up Waterfront acreage 9, ares - $139,000 I can email maps upon request (504)-669-9552 OWNER FINANCING


Prefer senior citizen over 55. all util included $700/mo. Must have references. Call 504-202-0381.




One BR Luxury Condo. Avail 3 nights (Fri.-Sun.). Closing weekend of Jazz Fest, May 3rd thru 5th. Sleeps 4 people. BR and Queensize pull out sofa. Located at Wyndam Avenue Plaza (St. Charles Ave.) $350 per night. Deposit required. (504) 394-4492


Upper Duplex 2BR/1BA,, Kit, Living/ Dining combo. Front screened porch, hdwd floors, ceiling fans, offstreet pkng. $875/mo. Call (504) 554-3844

Near heart of Metairie, (not Fat City). Dead end street. 1br from $685. Rsvd pkg for 1 car, water pd. No smoking/pets. Call 504-780-1706 or visit us at


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

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN 1431 Moss - Facing the Bayou 2bd/ 1ba lower unit, $1300/mo. No pets. Avail now. Jennifer LaNasa Evans, (504) 250-9930. HGI Realty LLC (504) 207-7575.

3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. 504-443-2280


1 BR downstairs apt with new carpet. King Master w/wall of closets. Kit w/ all built-ins. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/ agent, $699/mo. 504-236-5776.


Law or Pro’f Office space w/internet. Share recept. phone & copy machine & kitchen area. Plenty of parking. (504) 494-5568



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Secure bldg. Newly remodeled. Granite, tile, lots of closets. Refrig, stove, w&d. Centrally located near Metairie, UNO & downtown., off st pkg, $700. + dep. 504-228-2282.


Clara St nr Nashvl. Renov Lg upr, 1 br, dr, lr, furn kit, uti rm w/d hkps, cen a/h, wd flrs, ceil fans, w/d avl on site. $1,000/mo. Avail now. 895-0016.

1430 Jackson Ave. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths Rent: $1200. Gated secured parking for one car. Elevator. Living room, dining nook, furnished kitchen, central a/h, patio, water paid.

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1205 ST CHARLES/$1095


Studio apt, furn kichen, bath, hardwood flrs, secure bldg, gated parking, laundry room, fitness center, pool, on-site Mgr. $875. 504-430-5719. Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. Avail May 1st Call 504-442-0573/985-871-4324


3br, lr, dr, kit, 2ba, wd flr, c-a/h, upper duplex, yd, off st prkg. No pets. $1400 • 432-7955 / 277-1588


1 br condo w/ pool, prkg, laundry, gated community. $700/mo w/wtr pd. No pets. (504) 858-2162.

Small efficiency 1 person apt. No smokers or pets. section 8 OK, $650 + security deposit. All utilities paid. Call 504-259-6999.

2 Story house. Nicely furn’s w/art. Wonderful patio & o/s pkng. Quiet residential n’brhood. Looking for super responsible people who can take care of an older cat. Sublease starts Aug. 1 thru October. Can negotiate length of stay. $3500/month. (504) 975-2185 or


ROOMS BY WEEK. Private bath. All utilities included. $175/week. 2 BR avail. Call (504) 202-0381 or (504) 738-2492.



Beautiful Garden District flat on St. Charles Ave. Top floor with balconies. Lovely Greek Revival duplex. Large, sunny, charming. Approx 3000 sq ft on two levels. 3+ BR/2BA. spacious, flexible floor plan with master suite. For more info and price call (415) 359-6445. Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker.

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Only (No Male Visitors). Share rent $300 ea. Gentleman owner, 73. Nice yard, (Jog on Levee) peaceful, parking, privacy, w/d, no pets, no smoke, no alcohol, no lease, no deposits. Call 834-4499.


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Steering You In the Right Direction for over 40 Yrs! We match any color! We rent Pressure Washers, Spray Guns & Wall Paper Removers (Steamers). Free Delivery. M-F, 7a-6p, Sat, 8a-5p. Locations on Earhart, Canal, Magazine & Veterans

Locally Owned & Operated . Call me for all your Termite, Pest & Environmental Needs! Free Estimates, References,Residential & Commercial WILSON’S TERMITE & ENVIRONMENTAL New Orleans # 504-522-8237 Cell # 601-624-0898


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Language, Literacy, and Learning, LLC. Full-time Academic Specialist with M.Ed. offering customized instruction to improve reading comprehension, writing skills, time management & more. Gain insight on test format, learn strategies for specific questions & acquire confidence with full-length practice tests. Call (504) 621-7111 or

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


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Loader, cab, heat, air. Price $8200. Call or text 225-257-9074 or

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


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


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

REWARD for Lost 7-Year-Old black & white male cat with clipped ear. Lost in the area of Scott St. between Canal and Orleans. Call (504) 339-1909.


Handmade & Heavy Duty Call Melvin at 504-228-9614 for a price.


For cats & dogs. www.arfl.petfinder. com or call (504) 975-5971



Last seen at 9999 Lake Forest Blvd. Maxxie is a male, 7 yr old, light brown poodle. He need his heartworm & ear medication. He is an important part of our family. Please call his Mom, she is worried sick. (504) 491-3481. REWARD OFFERED!

Rescued from a hoarder, Houdini was kept in a carrier for over a year. Unbelievable personality - a total lovebug! This precious kitty is totally vetted. (504) 454-8200; spaymartadopt@


Adorable calico. Maybeline is as cute as can be with uneven “makeup’ markings. She is a young, sweet & gentle calico. (504) 454-8200;

Tiger is about 8 yrs old and simply loves people! He is calm & gentle & super affectionate. Tiger is a little show off and will roll over and over to get your attention. This precious kitty would make a great family pet. He is fully vetted.

WILD LOTUS YOGA - Voted “Best Place to Take a Yoga Class” 10 yrs in a row by Gambit Readers.” New student special: 10 classes for $60. www. - 899-0047.

Call or email: 504-454-8200;


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Porcelain, 45 years old +. Comes w/ stand. Best offer. Call (504) 488-4609


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Like new, barely worn. Size 8. Calf Hair Leopard print.Open toe, 4” heel w/ 2” platform. Paid well over $100, $85. Call (504) 488-4609

Sylvester is a 1-year-old, neutered,

Terrier mix who is a silly boy who enjoys giving kisses. He’s full of energy, but walks nicely on a leash for evening strolls. To meet Sylvester 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.



Green eyed beauty. Sybil’s family surrendered her because of their unruly toddler. Sybil doesn’t understand why she was given up. She is a 7 yr old LARGE girl & just adorable. 504) 4548200; ANNOUNCEMENTS


Adorable lap cat. Misha loves nothing more than to lay in a warm lap - a perfect companion! Misha is about 2 yrs. Sweet & gentle -waiting for a family! (504) 454-8200; spaymartadopt@

Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families Nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions, 866-413-6293.



$135 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122 $249 Brand New Queen Size Leather Bicast . Can deliver. 504952-8404 (504) 846-5122


Tiger - Happy Go Lucky



Complete lovebug! Older snow white kitty w/large gold eyes; super gentle & relaxed. Wonderful addition to any family! (504) 454-8200; spaymartadopt@









SYLVESTER Kennel #A19540200

Shadow is a 7-month-old, neutered,

jet black DSH who has been at the shelter since last September. He’s just one of eleven black cats currently looking for their forever homes and his adoption fee is only $25. To meet Shadow 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.

With drawers and top piece. Wood. $100 or best offer. Also wood headboard, light colored wood. $50. Call 504-488-4609 after 11am. King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $299 Can deliver. 504-9528404 (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $250. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122


4 Poster Mahogany Rice Bed & matching chest. Make offer. Cal (504) 432-1741 SHADOW Kennel #A17271408

To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit

NO. 663-706 DIV G. SUCCESSION OF SEVERINE ROUSSELL DARDAR NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Administrator in the above numbered and captioned Successions has filed a petition for authority to pay charges and debts of the Successions in accordance with a tableau of distribution contained in the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to its homologation. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Joann Gasper DEPUTY CLERK April 16, 2013 Attorney: Michael J. Laughlin Address: 3636 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Suite 206 Metairie, LA 70001 Telephone: (504) 835-9951 Gambit: 4/23/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Joseph Washington Jr. please contact attorney Richard Vogt at (504)7227913. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Linda Marie Phillips please contact Attorney Ryan Hamilton at 504-9401883. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Raymond Saffrhan, III, formerly residing at 7030 Bramberry, New Orleans, LA 70126; please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law (504) 858-8127






Please take Notice that the Seventeenth Judicial District Court, Parish of Lafourche, Louisiana entered the following Order for sale of property in the Succession of Maggie Lewis, DOCKET NO. P-21588. Any opposition to the proposed sale must be filed within seven days from May 15, 2013. ORDER Considering the petition of CHRISTOPHER LEWIS to reopen the succession of Maggie Lewis: IT IS ORDERED that the petition to reopen the succession is GRANTED and CHRISTOPHER LEWIS is reappointed as executor; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the motion to amend and correct the Sworn Descriptive List of the Estate of Maggie Lewis is GRANTED; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, the testamentary executor, be and he is hereby authorized to proceed with the sale of property to pay debts of the estate, to wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, in that part known as PONTCHARTRAIN BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION, designated as Lot Nos. 37, and 38, Square 15, bounded by Pasteur Boulevard, Rapides Drive, Vermilion Boulevard and Fillmore Avenue, more specifically described in the Judgment of Possession entered October 19, 2012, upon compliance with Article 3282 of the Code of Civil Procedure and after notice to all other heirs and legatees; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, the testamentary executor, shall file an Amended Sworn Descriptive List of the Estate of Maggie Lewis; and IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, the testamentary executor, shall file an Amended Judgment of Possession reflecting the amendments and actions authorized by this Order. At Thibodaux, Louisiana, on this 11th day of February, 2013. Gambit: 4/30/13


NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell all of decedent’s interest in certain immovable property belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the gross total consideration of EIGHTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($80,000.00) DOLLARS, with the succession to pay its pro rata share of all encumbrances. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is briefly described as follows: THAT CERTAIN PORTION OF GROUND situated in the City of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as KENNER HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION in SQUARE NO. 160 thereof, bounded by Oxley, designated by the Lot Number 30-A according to a survey of Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, dated February 24, 1966. LOT 30-A measures 60 feet from the corner of Oxley and Eighteenth Street and is composed of the rear portions of original Lots 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33. The resubdivision having been approved by the City of Kenner by ordinance. Lot 30-A commences at a distance of 60 feet from the corner of Oxley Street and 18th Street and measures 60 feet front on 18th Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 1804-06 18th Street, Kenner, 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, Malise Prieto, Clerk Attorney: F. Pierre Livaudais Address: 215 St. Ann Drive, Ste. 2 Mandeville, LA 70471-3394 (985) 626-1144 Gambit: 4/2/13 & 4/23/13


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO PAY LEGACIES Notice is hereby given pursuant to Code P. Art. 3304 to all persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice why the Tableau of Distribution presented by Rennie W. Culver, Executor of this succession should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith. CLERK OF COURT Attorney: Edward J. McCloskey Address: 110 Veterans Blvd, Ste. 360 Metairie, LA 70005 Telephone: (504) 267-3122 Gambit: 4/23/13

CLASSIFIEDS 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 720-634 DIV. J SUCCESSION OF PATRICK J. MURPHY PETITION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL MOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The petition of Christopher Paul Murphy, Administrator of this succession, respectfully represents that: I. At the time of his death, the deceased, Patrick J. Murphy, owned the following described property: One Ford, Year: 2007 Pickup Truck, bearing Vehicle Identification Number: IFTYR10D87PA92025 II. Your petitioner has received an offer to purchase the entire interest in the movable property described above as, one Ford, Year: 2007 Pickup Truck, bearing Vehicle Identification Number: 1FTYR10D87PA92025, at private sale for the price and sum of Five Thousand and NO/100 ($5,000.00) Dollars, CASH, subject to the terms and conditions described in Paragraph III below. A copy of the aforesaid offer to purchase is attached as Exhibit “A” and is incorporated herein by reference. III. The terms and conditions of this offer are as follows: A. The purchase price will be paid in cash upon the transfer of title; B. The purchaser will pay all necessary transfer fees to the Department of Motor Vehicles; and C. All other expenses relative to the sale are to be paid for by the purchaser. IV.

V. Your petitioner further believes that the property should be sold at private sale to avoid the additional cost of a public sale and the possibility that the sum offered could not be realized at public sale. Further Petitioner avers that the vehicle is a depreciating asset, and the value of said vehicle will continue to rapidly decline in value due to non-use. VI. Your petitioner further avers that in his opinion, the aforesaid price offered for said property, and the terms and conditions of said sale are fair and reasonable and that the price offered is the best price presently obtainable for said property. VII. Petitioner recommends that this court authorize him to sell the movable property described in Paragraph I above at private sale, and on the terms and conditions set forth above. WHEREFORE, petitioner prays that notice of this application for authority to sell the movable property described above at private sale be published in accordance with law; and after due proceedings had, petitioner be authorized

Attorney: Andrew M. Weir, Bar No. 13336 Address: 2721 Division Street Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 421-7652 Gambit: 4/23/13

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 711664 DIV. H SUCCESSION OF INEZ R. HERRMANN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL MOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that KATHLEEN H. CHERAMIE, Administratrix of the SUCCESSION OF INEZ R. HERRMANN, 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 $400.00, the following described property: 2000 Buick Le Sabre VIN: 1G4HP54K5YU119749 Registered in the name of Inez R. Herrmann The Order granting such authority may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this Notice. Any Opposition to the Application must be filed prior to the issuance of the Order. Joann Gasper, Deputy Clerk 24th Judicial District Court April 16, 2013 Attorney: Ronald W. Morrison, Jr. Address: 101 W. Robert E. Lee Blvd., Suite 404 New Orleans, LA 70124 Telephone: (504) 212-3440 Gambit: 4/23/13


SUCCESSION OF KERRY P. GRUNDMEYER Notice is given that the Administratrix of this succession has petitioned the court for authority to sell immovable and movable property belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of C.C.P. art. 3281 of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure with the immovable property being sold for $140,000.00 cash minus closing costs attributable to the seller and the movable property shall be sold for $3,000.00 cash to the succession, both properties to be sold at private sale and is described as follows: Immovable property located at 956 Tavel Drive, Kenner, Louisiana And One (1) 1998 Acura motor vehicle Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which last publication of this notice appeared. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Attorney: Al Mendoza Address: 2439 Manhattan Blvd., Ste. 207 P.O. Box 1044 Harvey, LA 70058 Telephone: (504) 362-1002




NOTICE is hereby given to the Creditors of the above numbered and entitled Succession, together with notice to all heirs and to all other interested persons herein, that Gregory Joseph Bosse, Testamentary Executor of the estate of the late Carl J. Bosse, Sr., has filed in the above proceedings an Twenty-First Accounting and Twentieth Tableau of Distribution, a copy of which is annexed hereto, and that the accounting may be homologated after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date of publication hereof, that the tableau may be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of publication hereof and that any opposition thereto must be filed before the homologation. Attorney: R. Scott Buhrer, #17493 Flanders, Flanders & Buhrer Address: 3017 21st Street Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 833-5112 Gambit: 4/23/13

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 720-634 DIV. J SUCCESSION OF PATRICK J. MURPHY LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this succession and to all other interested persons that a First Tableau of Distribution has been filed by the Administrator of this succession, with his petition praying for homologation of the tableau and for authority to pay the debts and charges of the succession listed thereon; and that the First Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition and First Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation.



IN AND FOR CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA No.: 10-2012- DR-002168 Division: F



NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY at PRIVATE SALE Whereas, the executor of the above captioned succession has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the following immovable property: THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION 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, CITY OF HARAHAN, in WEST IMPERIAL SUBDIVISION, in SQUARE “G” thereof, bounded by Donelon Drive, Cressionne Drive, Matson Street and Block E of Colonial Club Oaks Subdivision, designated as Lot 13 on plan of survey made by Landry Engineering Co., dated January 11, 1971, and said Lot 13 lies at a distance of 565 feet from the corner of Donelon Drive and Matson Street and measures thence 60 feet front on Donelon Drive, same width in the rear, by a depth of 109.7 feet on the line of Lot 14 and a depth of 108.77 feet on the opposite side line along Lot 12; all according to a survey of Sterling Mandle, Land Surveyor, dated October 29, 1979. Upon the following terms and conditions: Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand and No/100 Dollars (218,000.00) pursuant to the following terms and conditions: cash as provided by the purchase agreement, addendums, and counter offers annexed to the Petition filed on or after March 26, 2013 as Exhibit “A”.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR MINOR NAME CHANGE TO: Eduardo Rene Sanabria 1500 Hickory Ave. #C Harahan, Louisiana 70123 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for Petitioner Michelle Alaina Perkins, whose name and address are Amanda Meyer, Esquire, 6136 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32211 on or before June 1,2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 825 North Orange Ave, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, arc available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s office. 04-05-13 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

Attorney: Andrew Weir Weir and Walley Address: 2721 Division Street Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 421-7652

Attorney: Patrick K. Reso 200 N. Cate St. Hammond, LA 70401 Telephone: 985-542-8500

Gambit 4/16/13 & 4/23/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The White Mountain Group, Inc., a Louisiana Corporation, is to be liquidated pursuant that Judgment of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Case No. 2012-5772, dated April 5, 2013, and that George J. Panzeca of Bourgeois Bennett, LLC, whose address is, Heritage Plaza, 17th Floor, 111 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana 70005, has been duly appointed to serve as Liquidator. All creditors of, all persons believing themselves to have valid claims against, and all persons having unfulfilled contracts with said corporation are hereby called upon to present any claim they may have in writing to the Liquidator, at the above address on or before October 23, 2013.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs, legatees, and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this succession, 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:


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The reason for the proposed sale are to realize sufficient funds to pay the debts and charges of the succession and to divide the property properly between the heirs. Also a previous attempt to sell the movable property described in Paragraph 1 above for the then offered and authorized sales price of Eight Thousand and NO/100 ($8,000.00) Dollars, CASH failed because of the current state of repair of said vehicle and its lower current market value.

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Gambit New Orleans: April 23, 2013  

Jazz Fest 2013 Guide and more New Orleans news and entertainment

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