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psychedelic-tinged, country rockers are twangier than fellow Athens, Ga., rockers Drive-by Truckers, and on the road more often — touring frequently since their first release, 2010’s Hampton’s Lullaby. The band released its second album Baba Yaga in April. At One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 36.

Souls of Mischief Wed. July 31 | Souls of Mischief didn’t make much noise when it dropped Montezuma’s Revenge (Clear) — the Oakland, Calif., crew’s first LP in a decade — in 2009. Nothing new for the Hieroglyphics offshoot, whose platinum-anniversary 93 ’til Infinity remains an entombed relic of yesteryear hip-hop. At the Hi-Ho Lounge. PAGE 36.

Ghastly City Sleep Sat. Aug. 3 | The Virginia- and New York-based supergroup Ghastly City Sleep features members of ’90s punk outfits pg. 99 and City of Caterpillar. The band’s dark, atmospheric pop and moody gothic textures glimpse American Radiohead ambitions. Pretty Bleak opens at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse. PAGE 36.

48 Hour Film Project Thu.-Fri. & Sun. Aug. 1-2 & 4 | Teams of local filmmakers raced to write, shoot and edit complete films (under seven minutes in length) July 26-28. Completed films screen in three showcases and the top films go on to the international Filmapalooza competition. At World War II Museum’s Solomon Victory Theater. PAGE 40.

White Linen Night Sat. Aug. 3 | The annual summer arts district party features gallery openings, food and drink booths and music by Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes, Erica Falls and Hot Club of New Orleans. DJ Matty entertains at the afterparty at the Contemporary Arts Center. PAGE 51.

Kiss Me Kate Thu.-Sun. Aug. 1-4 | Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University concludes its season with the Cole Porter musical about on and offstage drama during a musical production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. At Dixon Hall. PAGE 49.

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Tara Cox keeps a silkie bantam rooster and several other chickens in an abandoned lot between two houses she owns in St. Roch. She says she would get rid of the rooster if her neighbors complained. PHOTO BY MARTA JEWSON

St. Roch neighborhood. The lot sits between two houses she owns, and the space forms a grassy “T,” perfect for the animals. “I haven’t had any complaints, but I’m fairly isolated,” Cox says. One of her neighbors, who asked not to be identified, says the rooster doesn’t bother her; she’s more concerned with feral cats in the neighborhood. Cox says she enjoys keeping the animals, but didn’t plan on having a rooster. “I bought some silkie bantam hens, and one of them turned out to be a boy,” she says. While roosters are necessary to breed chickens, they aren’t required for egg production. To that end, Cox says she’s fine giving up the roosters. “If someone complains, I’ll get rid of them,” Cox says. “It’s only fair.” The issue wouldn’t be worth a fight with her neighbors, she says. Many rooster owners seem to be unaware of the new city ordinance, according to Ana Zorrilla, executive director of the LA/SPCA, which handles animal control for the city. When interviewed in July, Zorrilla said the LA/SPCA had received eight complaint calls about PAGE 9


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hen the New Orleans City Council amended a city ordinance earlier this year making it illegal to keep roosters as pets, Rob Schafer probably thought he’d be able to rest easy knowing his noisy neighbor was on the way out of the coop. But Schafer said he still wakes up each morning to the crows of the urban outlaw next door. Some mornings it’s 5 or 6 a.m., and others it’s every hour and seemingly relentless. “I have nothing against urban farming,” Schafer says. “The rooster is just so persistent.” Schafer lives on the 1200 block of Carondelet Street and says his neighbor has kept hens in a backyard coop for many years. He says he remembers first hearing the rooster about a year ago. The amended ordinance, which went into effect March 22, now classifies roosters as “wild and exotic animals,” joining the ranks of alligators, monkeys and a long list of other animals that cannot be kept as pets in the city. And a section of the ordinance titled “Wild or exotic animals as pets prohibited” (section 18-7) stipulates that “No person shall keep or permit to be kept any wild, or exotic animal as a pet.” Councilwoman Susan Guidry authored and introduced the original ordinance in October 2012. Once the ordinance was introduced, she said, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA) worked with several stakeholders to come up with a list of recommended changes. “One of these suggestions was to ban roosters because of the frequent noise problems they create and because they are not needed for any egg-laying purposes in urban, backyard farms.” Guidry says. “ I can attest that my office routinely fields noise complaint calls regarding roosters.” Because there were so many changes to the original ordinance, Guidry said she felt it best to withdraw it and then introduced a new ordinance in December 2012, which included the rooster ban. And that was approved in March. “Here it is about a year later and the rooster is still there and making noise,” says Schafer, noting his bedroom looks out on the backyard that borders the area with the chicken coop. Schafer says he hasn’t called authorities to complain.

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roosters since the ordinance passed. “We would want to clarify if it was indeed a rooster problem not a hen problem,” she says. Although most people who get the unwanted 5 a.m. wake-up calls can probably tell the difference, Zorrilla says one complaint call did turn out to be a hen. Hens are legal in Orleans Parish, Zorrilla says, but roosters are not. If animal control officers find a rooster, the owner has 15 days to relocate the animal out of the parish. If the rooster isn’t relocated, the LA/SPCA will impound the animal and euthanize it. Of the eight complaints the LA/SPCA received, five were roosters that were relocated, Zorrilla says. Currently there are two active roosters complaints: One is “pending removal” and is within the 15-day window allowed, and the other is a stray that officers have been unable to locate.


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There are many reasons to ban roosters in the city, Zorrilla says, and even the state Public Health veterinarian said the number of roosters in a city should be limited. Cockfighting, in which two roosters are placed in a ring to fight each other to the death, was a popular sport in parts of Louisiana in the past, and in June 2007, Louisiana became the last state in the country to ban the practice. Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said the police haven’t received any complaints regarding cockfighting in the last year. Zorrilla says a ban on roosters in the city will reinforce the prohibition against cockfighting. “Because the LA/SPCA has investigated and charged individuals in Orleans Parish with animal cruelty who were actively involved in cockfighting, we believe making roosters illegal in city limits will further reduce animal cruelty,” she says. “The LA/SPCA acknowledged it was important to allow hens for the purpose of egg-laying but did not find any reasons for allowing roosters, who are often the source of noise complaints,” she says. The New Orleans law is similar to ordinances around the country. Few towns or cities allow roosters, according to a primer on chicken laws at, an online community for urban poultry enthusiasts: “Since one of the main reasons people keep chickens is for eggs, it is generally accepted to only allow hens,” the website says. Bryon Cornelison, who works in Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell’s office, has lived in New Orleans for 20 years and has kept hens at two different homes. He says he had three to four hens but never a rooster. When purchasing chicks, he says, a person can buy them sorted by sex, or unsorted, which usually is less expensive but could include roosters. “There’s no need for anyone to have a rooster in the city limits if they just want to have fresh eggs,” says Cornelison, who adds he frequently had enough eggs to share with neighbors. Zorrilla says the LA/SPCA has been distributing brochures and “responding to complaints with education first.” One Mid-City resident says when she called animal control earlier this year to complain about a rooster on her block, she was told the ordinance had a three-month grandfathering period and that the animal could remain. Zorrilla says that is incorrect. “There is no grace period on the ordinances,” she says. Animal control officers work from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., she says, allowing them to visit homes before and after work hours if necessary. Complaints can be emailed to Most rooster owners cooperate once they learn about the rule changes, she says. “Our goal is to have the animal moved out of parish to a more appropriate setting,” Zorrilla said.


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Noble Energy on behalf of client Bill Dore, the founder and largest shareholder of Global Industries, a publically  held oil service company in Sulphur.      Jones also successfully sued Exxon  on behalf of aggrieved residents of  Grand Bois in the 1990s. Since then, he  has litigated environmental cases across  the country.      In another July 23 volley, Graves wrote  of Jones: “The guy negotiated a contract  where he tries to gain hundreds of millions of dollars in the name of coastal  protection.” He followed that the next  day with, “Find a person in New Orleans  that would say the Corps is absolved of  failures because they repaired the levees  from Katrina-idiot!”     Asked to comment on Graves’ tweets,  Jones told Gambit, “Mr. Graves will come  around. This will be a long adventure.”     Meanwhile, a number of others in the  Twitter realm weighed in.     Tweeter @crabioscar answered  Graves, “How can it possibly be the  stance of cpra chair that oil companies  should not pay canal repairs? Extreme  cognitive dissonance.” Crabioscar later  added, “For that matter, I’m sure you hold  core [sic] responsible for a century of  mismanagement... But not oil companies? Makes no sense.”     Former Times-Picayune city editor  — and current Advocate investigations  managing editor — Gordon Russell  observed via Twitter, “Tweets by ‪@garretgraves, Jindal’s coastal czar, about Levee  Board’s suit against oil and gas cos are  pretty fascinating.‪”     And telling. — CLANCY DUBOS

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COASTAL CZAR TWEETS ABOUT LEVEE BOARD SUIT     Garret Graves, who chairs the state’s  Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and advises Gov. Bobby Jindal on coastal issues, took to Twitter  last week to continue his boss’s line of  attack opposing the lawsuit filed against  oil and gas companies by the Southeast  Louisiana Flood Protection AuthorityEast (SLFPA-E) (see “Wetland Wars,” p.  15). The flood authority sued 97 energy  companies, seeking damages and reparations for decades of coastal land loss.  Jindal and Graves were the first to take  up Big Oil’s case.     Graves, tweeting as @garretgraves,  went after the flood authority’s lead  counsel, environmental lawyer Glad Jones, on July 23: “For atty Gladstone  Jones to say the Corps’ funding of  Katrina levee repairs absolves them of  coastal loss liability is ignorant.”     Later that day, he took another shot  at Jones: “Gladstone Jones is so out of  his league. Has no business litigating  coastal issues with such irrespon-  sible statements.”     Actually, Jones is one of the most  successful environmental lawyers in the  state. He won the state’s largest coastal  loss case, collecting more than $100  million in damages from Exxon and 

CITY COUNCIL EASES FOOD TRUCK RULES     After more than a year of planning  and negotiation with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration, the City  Council on July 25 finally passed an  updated mobile vending ordinance liberalizing rules for food trucks in the city.     On July 24, council members held a  special economic development committee meeting to review the proposed ordinance, which came from the Landrieu  administration after the mayor vetoed an  ordinance the council passed in April.  The earlier version of the ordinance,  drafted by then-Council President Stacy Head, prohibited trucks from operating  within 200 feet of a restaurant. (Current  law places a 600-foot restriction.)      Food truck operators — and Head  — questioned the constitutionality of  a proximity requirement but pressed  forward with the measure to save time.  Landrieu cited the proximity requirement  as one of the reasons he vetoed the  measure, writing in a statement in May, “it  appears certain that it will be invalidated  by the court.”      The administration’s version of the  ordinance does not include any proximity  requirement. At the July 24 meeting,  Council President Jackie Clarkson  asked the administration if removing the 

NEWS + VIEWS proximity requirement would be fair to brick-and-mortar restaurants. “What about economic protection of the largest industry in our city? Are you concerned about that as a lawsuit?” she asked. Landrieu’s cultural economy advisor Scott Hutcheson reminded Clarkson that food trucks are a part of that industry. At the full council meeting the next day (July 25), Clarkson proposed an amendment to include a 100-foot requirement, but she later withdrew it, finding no support for the amendment from other council members. The new ordinance allows 100 food truck permits. The current cap is 75. The Council also passed an amendment for food truck operators to post public notices of their permit application, so neighborhoods could “weigh in” on their approval, Clarkson said. — ALEX WOODWARD

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WEST COAST CRITICS NOT FANS OF THE BOUNCE RAPPER “Postal Service Delivers; Audience Jarred by Opening Act” was a headline on the front page of The Seattle Times last week after New Orleans bounce rapper Big Freedia opened for the 1990s electropop band The Postal Service on some of the band’s West Coast dates. Reviews for Freedia’s signature crossdressing, booty-popping style were worse just across the border in Vancouver. “Either way, the ‘Queen Diva all the way from New Orleans, Louisiana’ has done something quite impressive making a career out of such a limited and, ultimately, annoyingly repetitive genre,” sniffed a critic for The Vancouver Sun. In Santa Barbara, Calif., a reviewer for the Santa Barbara Independent called Freedia’s act “a show as mesmerizing as it was completely out of place, not to mention wholly appalling to a sizable cross-section of early arrivers. The verdict: the most fantastically ridiculous booking misstep to hit the Bowl in years.” A reality show about the performer’s life and the New Orleans hip-hop scene, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, is set to debut on Fuse TV in September. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Scuttlebits ALL THE NEWS THAT DOESN’T FIT • Former District E City Councilman Jon Johnson, who resigned from the council last July after pleading guilty to routing FEMA funds into a personal campaign fund, finished a six-month sentence and was released from federal prison July 19. Johnson, 64, who also admitted to submitting false invoices to the Small Business Administration, had been eligible for a five-year sentence. … • Gov. Bobby Jindal was in Aspen, Colo. last week to attend events with the Republican Governors’ Association, of which Jindal is chairman. Meanwhile, a new poll released last week by McClatchy-Marist Research shows only 1 percent of respondents think Jindal has a chance as a Republican presidential contender for 2016. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held the No. 1 spot. While in Aspen, Jindal and Christie were on a panel, “Governors in Aspen: What’s Working at the State Level?” moderated by Walter Isaacson. — KEVIN ALLMAN & ALEX WOODWARD Correction In last week’s Scuttlebutt, an item on an upcoming hearing about the future of the Algiers Ferry misattributed the current management of the ferry. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is currently managing the Algiers ferry, while Veolia Transportation, a private firm, is in discussions with the state about the possibility of taking over management of the local ferry system. Gambit regrets the error.


FERRY FARES UNFAIR? Algiers business owners painted a dire picture of their summer business projections at the New Orleans City Council Transportation Committee meeting July 23. Business owners said they’re in a tight spot now that service hours of the Algiers-Canal Street ferry have been reduced significantly. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development took over operation of the ferries earlier this month and stopped offering service through midnight. The new schedule halts the ferries at 6:15 p.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. weekends. “For the bars and restaurants, this has effectively eliminated all our tourism business in the evening,” said Vine and Dine owner Vanessa Thurber. “We’ve got to have people back on the ferry by 6:15.” “We’ve been cut off from the rest of the city because of the ferry hours,” said Skip Gallagher of the Algiers Point Association. “The trick is the immediacy of the moment. People are losing patience, and people are losing jobs.” Gallagher was referring to service industry employees who take the ferry to work downtown and are left without a ride home when their shifts end. House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast owner Kevin Herridge said the city doesn’t help remove the poor public perception of Algiers Point, and Thurber said there should be a promotional push of the ferry service similar to those provided for the St. Charles Avenue and Canal streetcars. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will seek public comment at a special City Council meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 5 to discuss a proposed fare restructuring. The ferries currently are free to pedestrians. The fare plan creates a $75 monthly pass, or a $2 one-way fare. A day pass with access to buses and streetcars would be $8. — ALEX WOODWARD

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What’s fare? ew Orleans has a habit of neglecting its outlying neighborhoods — whether they be the sprawling eastern New Orleans, still lagging in post-Hurricane Katrina recovery, or Algiers, still 100 percent a part of New Orleans despite some people’s misconceptions about the West Bank. At the New Orleans City Council’s Transportation Committee meeting July 23, Algiers business owners and residents expressed their firm belief that the city hasn’t helped promote Algiers Point. They have a good, um, point. Historic Algiers not only suffers from perceived isolation from the French Quarter and CBD, but it also faces some larger economic woes because of recent (and dramatic) reductions in the operating hours of the Algiers ferry. Earlier in July, the state Department of Transportation and Development took over local ferry operations — and a

shoestring budget to keep them running — while a long-term solution could be figured out in the wake of the May vote to end tolls on the Crescent City Connection. The tolls formerly generated revenues to operate the Algiers and Chalmette ferries, which until recently ran until midnight. Now they stop at 6:15 p.m. on weeknights and 8 p.m. on weekends. Consequently, visitors to Algiers Point can’t stay there for dinner, guests at Algiers bed and breakfasts have to return from the French Quarter before sunset, and service industry employees are stuck without a convenient way back across the river when their shifts end. Business owners on the Point say they’ve seen a calamitous drop in income as a result. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA), which is run by the international transportation firm Veolia, will seek public comment Aug. 5 on its plan to revise the Algiers ferry’s operations to return it to “normal” service — with a fee. The proposed fare schedule is a hefty one for regular ferry riders — $75 for a monthly pass. For less frequent travelers, the proposed rate structure is a $2

Boiling Mad ast Tuesday, people in the Carrollton area woke up to what must have looked like a catastrophic flood (or a levee break) — 2 feet of water in some places, submerging cars. Others nearby didn’t notice anything until they turned on the tap to brush their teeth or make coffee (or, worse, flush the toilet): low water pressure. A major water main had broken in the wee hours, and once again the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) was caught flat-footed. Response to the crisis itself was quick enough, but New Orleanians who had been through this drill before wanted to know if the neighborhood, or the city, was now under a boil-water advisory. The answer, the city said, was “no.” Until it became “yes.” Nearly six hours later, the S&WB issued a boil-water order for much of Uptown (including unaffected areas), saying it wasn’t in response to a particular contamination threat, but “out of an abundance of caution.” Caution? How cautious is it to wait six hours — six hours during which residents spent their morning drinking water, bathing in it, cooking with it and generally behaving like Americans in a city with modern infrastructure. It’s difficult to imagine anyone who hadn’t come in contact with the affected water by 11 a.m., when the boil order was issued. Today’s S&WB inherited a century-old, decaying infrastructure. Certainly no one wants the agency to jump the gun and issue boil-water orders every time the pressure dips. (There have been at least five boil orders in the last few years.) But a problem with the water system is either a public health emergency or it’s not, and waiting hours to issue a boilwater advisory isn’t “an abundance of caution.” It’s the opposite — and one that sends mixed messages to residents and businesses.


Ferry hours must be extended so that residents in our 24-hour city can get to and from work.

one-way fare, or $4 round trip. It used to be free. It seems clear that some sort of fee will be necessary to keep the Algiers ferry running, but it’s also clear that two things need to be paramount in setting the fare. First, many Algiers residents work in the downtown hospitality industry. Ferry hours must be extended so that residents in our 24-hour city can get to and from work. Second, while a monthly pass structure is imperative, $75 seems steep. A monthly transit pass in San Francisco — which covers the entire city — is only $66. You can voice your opinion at 5 p.m. on Aug. 5, at an RTA public hearing in the City Council Chamber of City Hall. Let the RTA know what you think.





t didn’t take long for the oil and gas industry to play a political trump card in the nascent but epic legal battle over who should pay to rebuild Louisiana’s vanishing coastal wetlands. Gov. Bobby Jindal rushed to the industry’s defense the same day that a local flood protection authority sued 97 oil and gas companies over coastal land loss. Jindal said the flood board had been “hijacked by a group of trial lawyers.” The governor also claimed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E), which filed the suit on July 24, “overstepped its authority” by tackling coastal land-loss issues, which historically are overseen by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Jindal called the suit “nothing but a windfall for a handful of trial lawyers.” It should come as no surprise that the energy industry, arguably the richest in the world, applied political pressure to resolve a potentially expensive legal issue. After all, political connections — forged by free-flowing campaign money and year-round lobbying and schmoozing — have allowed oil and gas companies to have their way with state regulators, governors and legislators for decades. And why not start with pressure from the top? The list of named defendants includes some of the biggest names in Big Oil — and some of the biggest political contributors:

Koch Industries, Atlantic Richfield, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, McMoRan, Shell, Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Pickens, to name just a few. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, Jindal issued his attack against the lawsuit and the plaintiff lawyers from Aspen, Colo., where he was attending the Republican Governors meeting. Last Thursday, July 25, Jindal was scheduled to speak at an Aspen Institutesponsored event called The McCloskey Speakers Series. David Koch, one of the Koch brothers, is on the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute. Koch Industries is among the named defendants in the lawsuit. Applying political pressure from the get-go also follows a familiar script. Two decades ago, when local plaintiff attorneys took on Big Tobacco, the first thing the cigarette companies did was seek a meeting with then-Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub to try to convince him it was a bad idea for the state to follow the lead of Mississippi, which had just filed its own suit against the tobacco industry. To his credit, Ieyoub ignored the arguments of the tobacco lawyers and lobbyists. As a result, state lawmakers and Jindal are still spending the billions that Louisiana received for successfully pursuing a case against the tobacco industry. PAGE 16





This aerial photograph shows canals oil and gas companies cut through the Louisiana wetlands. The suit says the canals allow saltwater into the marshes and change the ecosystem.




Another line of attack by Big Tobacco was to demonize the plaintiff attorneys as greedy trial lawyers out to make a fast buck at the expense of taxpayers. That was a lie, but apparently it’s still a popular yarn in some quarters, judging by Jindal’s statement last week. Ironically, the first lawyers who will make piles of dough on the lawsuit are those working for the oil and gas defendants. They bill by the hour — at sky-high rates — and get paid promptly by clients who believe, like the late Vince Lombardi, that winning is the only thing. By contrast, plaintiff lawyers hired by the flood authority will get paid (a sliding-scale percentage of the damages awarded) only if they win — or if the flood board abandons the suit. In the latter instance, the plaintiff attorneys will get reimbursed for their out-ofpocket expenses (which could run into the millions) and for “reasonable fees.” “[The flood authority lawyers are] taking a tremendous risk in filing this suit,” said John Barry, flood board vice chairman and a historian. “They only get paid if they win. Before they win, they will have to put at risk not only tens of thousands of hours of legal work but also millions of dollars funding the scientific research to back up our filing. They could win big. They could also go bankrupt if they lose.” Barry issued a measured response to Jindal’s broadside, which followed similar criticism by state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Garret Graves, who doubles as Jindal’s top advisor on coastal matters. Barry has worked closely with Graves on coastal restoration issues, and Barry said he believes the governor has done a lot for Louisiana’s coast. “It pains me personally to be at odds with them over this,” Barry said. “But our board is independent and arrived at its position based on its collective scientific and policy judgment.” Barry added that Jindal cited the wrong statute when he said that the flood board did not have authority to enter into a contingency-fee contract with its lawyers. “He is relying on the statute for state boards and commissions, not the statute that applies to the [flood] authority,” he said. “No one hijacked this board. Before anyone ever approached a lawyer, the board discussed whether we wanted to do this. We agreed — and we were unanimous — that we did.” The flood protection authority was created by the Legislature after Hurricane Katrina as part of levee board consolidation in southeast Louisiana. SLFPA-E comprises the Orleans Levee District, the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (in St. Bernard Parish) and the East Jefferson Levee District. In addition to taking on the oil and gas industry, Barry and other flood authority board members face near-certain political fallout for their role in the lawsuit. In fact, sources say

the governor already is making moves against Barry — despite saying publicly he would not interfere with the lawsuit. Barry’s term on the flood board expired June 30. State law requires a local nominating committee (comprised of area business leaders) to either renominate Barry or to nominate several others. The governor gets to make the appointment. The vetting committee members typically meet in the autumn and are mostly if not all Jindal supporters. They could ask the governor to reappoint Barry, who has been a favorite of the group, but Jindal is notoriously intolerant of people whose actions displease him or conflict with his ambitions. If Jindal’s past actions are any indication, he is already making moves to get Barry off the board. He also will find ways to put pressure on other flood authority board members to withdraw their support for the lawsuit. For example, board President Tim Doody’s term also expired June 30. Doody works at the downtown law firm of Chaffe McCall, one of the city’s old-line defense firms. It would not be difficult for Jindal and/or Big Oil to put pressure on the firm as well as Doody. But Jindal’s options also could be limited, at least somewhat. If the vetting committee renominates Barry and Doody, the governor may have no options. If Jindal tries to replace them with nominees who oppose the suit, area state senators could refuse to confirm them next year, and they would have to resign from the board. While board members are appointed by the governor, they do not serve at his pleasure; they serve staggered fouryear terms and remain on the board until their replacements are named. “I would like to stay on the board, no question about that,” Barry said, “and I also understand that this might prevent that.” Barry added that he was compelled to weigh his desire to continue as a commissioner against the importance of restoring coastal Louisiana. When he did, he said, “It was a pretty easy choice to make.” The political pressure that the defendants are likely to bring won’t end with Jindal and Graves’ opposition. Former Congressman Chris John of Lafayette, who now leads the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association — a powerful player in state politics — already has said the group may ask lawmakers to derail the lawsuit. Many of the association’s members were named as defendants. The industry may even try to get Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, who approved the flood board’s contingency contract with lead plaintiff attorney Glad Jones and other lawyers, to withdraw that approval. Considering that Caldwell readily approved contracts for lawyers to sue BP on behalf of public bodies after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, such a reversal seems unlikely — but that won’t stop the energy giants from trying. If it survives the initial procedural and political grenades that the defendants are expected to lob, this lawsuit has the potential to be even bigger (in terms of scope and damage awards) than the BP litigation. Barry says other flood protection boards across coastal Louisiana “may have no choice” but to join this litigation or file their own lawsuits if the local flood authority gains traction in court. Jones, the lead plaintiff lawyer, says he and his colleagues are “ready for this fight.” While Barry struck a conciliatory tone in response to Jindal’s opening volley, Jones answered in kind. “The governor’s power play on behalf of oil and gas companies is, to say the least, disappointing to the good civil servants on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection


Gov. Bobby Jindal says the flood authority has ‘overstepped its authority’ and has been ‘hijacked by a group of trial lawyers.’ Authority-East,” Jones wrote in an email to Gambit. “While the coastline disappears, this governor decides to play politics and make demands on an independent board rather than take steps to hold oil and gas companies responsible for their share of the damages. We hope the governor and his team will put politics aside and do the right thing here, which is let the SLFPA-E do its job and protect the people of Greater New Orleans as they are charged to do.”




At some point, and fairly soon, the defendants will have to fire back on another front by formally answering the lawsuit. The suit was filed in Civil District Court (CDC) in New Orleans. The case was allotted to Judge Paula Brown, who was first elected to the CDC bench in 2010. The defendants’ first line of legal defense may well be a “notice of removal” to transfer the case to federal court, where judges and juries — and jurisprudence — are likely to be more favorable to them. That will come even before the oil and gas defendants file general denials of the flood board’s allegations. But removal to federal court is not a slam-dunk. “This was a very carefully drawn lawsuit,” said one defense lawyer familiar with the case, who asked not to be identified. “There are no federal defendants, and all the current defendants have ties to Louisiana. The demands are all couched as tort claims under Louisiana law. Unless the petition is amended or other defendants are added from outside Louisiana, the case could easily stay at CDC.” No matter where it’s tried, the case also could drag on for years. The suit seeks environmental damages for oil and gas exploration and development east of the Mississippi River, mostly in St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. It focuses on miles of pipeline and access canals that oil and gas companies carved out of Louisiana’s coastline, starting in the 1930s. If the suit is successful, it will be to Big Oil what the Tobacco Litigation was to that industry: a game-changer. “If they believe the expert scientific testimony given by our witnesses, then we win the lawsuit,” Jones told writer Bob Marshall of The Lens. “That’s what this will all come down to — the science.” Well, almost. It also will come down to the law. If the case is removed to federal court, say defense attorneys interviewed by Gambit, there is ample jurisprudence that could scuttle the case. In state court, where the case was filed, the law offers more opportunities for the plaintiffs to succeed. Jones worked closely with Barry, author of Rising Tide, to draft the suit. The opening pages of the suit read like a chapter of Barry’s award-winning book, which chronicled the catastrophic 1927 flood. A few excerpts: • “Coastal lands are the natural protective buffer without which the levees that protect the cities and towns of southern Louisiana are left exposed to unabated destructive forces. This protective buffer took 6,000 years to form. Yet … it has been




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brought to the brink of destruction over the course of a single human lifetime. Hundreds of thousands of acres of the coastal lands that once offered protection to south Louisiana are now gone as a result of oil and gas industry activities.” • “For nearly a century, the oil and gas industry has continuously and relentlessly traversed, dredged, drilled and extracted in coastal Louisiana. It reaps enormous financial gain by exploiting the resources found there, sharing some of that bounty with the many residents whom it employs. Yet it also ravages Louisiana’s coastal landscape. … This canal network injects corrosive saltwater into interior coastal lands, killing vegetation and carrying away mountains of soil. What remains of these coastal lands is so seriously diseased that if nothing is done, it will slip into the Gulf of Mexico by the end of this century, if not sooner.” The suit also notes the more than 200 miles of levees, hundreds of floodwalls and floodgates, and other flood control structures operated and maintained by the three area levee districts. It then goes on to describe “the crisis” presented by coastal wetland destruction: “Coastal lands are the first line of defense for south Louisiana’s communities against the destructive force of hurricanes. Those lands form a buffer that reduces the height and energy of hurricane storm surge and waves, thereby aiding the Authority in its mission to protect south Louisiana. Hurricanes lose intensity as they travel over land. Hence, the more land that a given hurricane must traverse before reaching Louisiana’s coastal cities, the weaker that hurricane’s impact on those communities, and, concomitantly, the more effective the levee system. “The coastal landscapes and levee systems thus work in harmony, with the former acting as a natural first line of defense in abating the flood threat, and the latter serving as

While the coastline disappears, this governor decides to play politics and make demands on an independent board rather than take steps to hold oil and gas companies responsible for their share of the damages. — Glad Jones, attorney for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East

the last line of defense against the widespread inundation of inhabited areas.” The suit alleges that the land loss caused by oil and gas exploration and development “has raced on unabated since the early 1930s, averaging thousands of acres lost per year … and is anticipated to grow at an aggressive pace. … The coastal lands that remain have been left severely diseased by the constant intrusion of corrosive saltwater, leaving them highly susceptible to being washed away by the next storm. This consequence was demonstrated by the tremendous excavation of wetlands caused by Hurricane Isaac in August 2012.” The suit claims that the energy industry’s network of canals and channels — many of which were dug before some of the federal and state laws cited in the lawsuit — have killed off vegetation, inhibited sedimentation, eroded coastal lands and generally caused or accelerated coastal land loss. “Oil and gas activities have transformed and continue to transform what was once a stable ecosystem of naturally occurring bayous, small canals and ditches into an extensive — and expanding — network of large and deep canals that continues to widen due to Defendants’ ongoing failure to maintain this network or restore the ecosystem to its natural state,” the suit alleges. “That canal network continues to introduce increasingly larger volumes of damaging saltwater, at increasingly greater velocity, ever deeper into Louisiana’s coastal landscape and interior wetlands. “The increasing intrusion of saltwater stresses the vegetation that holds wetlands together, weakening — and ultimately killing — that vegetation. Thus weakened, the remaining soil is washed away even by minor storms.” The suit also alleges that “additional, ongoing oil and gas activities” continue to contribute to coastal land loss. Those activities include road dumps, ring levees, drilling activities, fluid withdrawal, seismic surveys, the use of marsh buggies, spoil disposal and dispersal, watercraft navigation, impoundments and propwashing/ maintenance dredging. The citation to “ongoing oil and gas activities” is no doubt intended to address anticipated legal defenses by the energy industry, including an assertion that the claims brought by the flood authority expired or were waived by lax state enforcement. That will

John Barry, a member of the local flood protection authority board, worked with attorney Glad Jones to file a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies. The suit seeks to force the businesses to repair the damage they have done to Louisiana’s wetlands. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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be one of the main legal fights in the early, pre-trial stages of the litigation — if Jindal and lawmakers don’t quash it sooner. The suit further claims that the oil and gas companies exacerbated coastal land loss by failing to maintain the canal network and banks of the canals. “Those acts and omissions, which continue through today, have caused both the erosion of the canal banks and the expansion beyond their originally permitted widths and depths of the canals comprising that network, resulting in the steady infiltration of saltwater into the coastal lands,” the suit contents. “The consequent ecological degradation to these areas has produced weakened coastal lands and extensive land loss. This in turn has created markedly increased storm surge risk, attendant flood protection costs, and, thus, damages.” The suit does not seek a specific dollar amount in damages, but it does identify specific “costs” to the flood protection authority as a result of oil and gas activities. Those costs include abatement and restoration of coastal wetlands; paying for the hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system put in place by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (including the local share of maintaining levees — estimated to be many millions); levee certification costs (including extensive engineering studies); and “additional costs associated with flood protection.” The suit also seeks court costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees and “other damages.” The legal framework for the suit is grounded in both state and federal law. Jones and Barry acknowledge that the canals were legally permitted, but they contend that the defendants have not lived up to promises — and, in some cases, legal requirements — that the canals be maintained so as not to damage area levee systems or increase flooding in residential areas. The suit cites six theories of recovery under the law — negligence, strict liability, a centuries-old legal concept known under Louisiana law as “natural servitude of drainage,” public nuisance, private nuisance and breach of contract. Natural servitude of drainage prohibits one property owner from taking action — or failing to take action — that causes adjoining or nearby property owners to flood. In this case, the suit alleges that destruction of the wetlands has changed the natural hydrology of southeast Louisiana such that areas in and around New Orleans now flood because of oil and gas activities in the natural drainage areas below the city. Barry says the flood authority will have to spend millions more in future years to protect people and property in the metro area because of the coastal land loss. “No one denies — not even the oil industry — that the canals they dredged helped cause this problem,” he says. “The industry is not responsible for all of the land loss. There are multiple causes for that. But the federal government has already spent more than $15 billion for its share of the problem. All we’re asking of the oil and gas companies is to pay their fair share for the damage that they did.” “Someone will pay the costs of future flooding and flood protection,” Jones said. “This lawsuit will determine who pays those costs — the citizens, the state and feds alone? Or will the oil and gas companies pay their fair share as well?”






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SHOP Featuring brick walls and large windows, the dining room at Chophouse New Orleans is convivial and elegant. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

thick, because it has to be thick to get the proper char.” All waitstaff are trained for more than two weeks before they serve customers, and the restaurant ensures diners can move through the meal at the pace they prefer. “Maybe they’re going to the Saints game afterwards and want to hurry the meal along, or maybe they want to have a long, leisurely, drawn-out meal,” Wible says. “We serve at the speed they desire, not at the speed we desire.” The torch-lit back patio is the most popular spot during most times of the year, with piped-in music played live nightly by Amanda Walker or John Autin. “They’re part of what helped build our business right off the bat,” Wible says of the in-house musicians. The result is a restaurant that’s garnered praise since businessman and Tulane University governing board member Jerry Greenbaum opened its doors two years ago. “We take a lot of pride in our reviews,” Wible says. “People are not going to cut you any slack at this price point. Everything has to be flawless, and we’re here to exceed our guests’ expectations. To know we have succeeded in doing that on a regular basis is a great motivation.”

SHOPPING NEWS JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY (3400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-885-2221; presents a diamond jewelry event from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. A collection of Le Vian chocolate, pink, blue and yellow diamonds will be on display, and there will be refreshments. SPORTS CLIPS HAIRCUTS (3535 Severn Ave., Suite 4, Metairie 504-3010351;, a nationwide haircutting franchise, opened a location in Metairie this month. It caters to a male clientele with haircuts, shampoos and

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sports shown on flat-screen TVs. BLUE PHOENIX (4304 Magazine St., 504-218-7617; www.shopbluephoenix. com) celebrated its grand opening this month. The store carries herbs, oils, incense, amulets, candles, crystals, voodoo dolls and other spiritual supplies. HAZELNUT (2735 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-626-8900; 5515 Magazine St., 504891-2424; will hold a sale at its Mandeville location beginning Thursday, Aug. 1. Furniture, accessories and gifts are discounted 50 to 70 percent.


he word “steakhouse” conjures decidedly masculine images of dark wood, quilted leather booth benches, dim lighting and carpeted floors. With its blond pine and redwood floors, airy filigree iron light fixtures and ample sunny windows, Chophouse New Orleans (322 Magazine St., 504-5227902; flies in the face of steakhouse convention. There’s even an outdoor courtyard that’s seen its share of romantic dinners. Chophouse has live music nightly and an extensive wine list. The latter comes in sharp contrast to the steakhouse’s tightly focused menu, where USDA prime cuts of beef include an 8-ounce filet. “It’s a rarity to find prime filets in a steakhouse, and our 8-ounce filet of rib-eye is our most popular seller,” says senior manager Mike Wible. “We only have two fish, and they have to be incredible. Our menu is smaller than most steakhouse menus in the city, but we do execute the menu items to perfection.” That includes starters like carpaccio — a thin layer of prime tenderloin with arugula on top — desserts like cheesecake imported from New York’s Carnegie Deli, two types of fish (seasonal Gulf fish and steak cuts of sea bass), a basket filled with fresh-baked breads and a selection of nine types of USDA prime steaks. These are prepared “Pittsburgh style” with a thick charred crust. “Searing the outside of the steak really seals all the juices inside,” Wible says. “If you’ve never had it prepared that way, at first it’s shocking to you. We only use the center cuts of all steak, and they’re all incredibly





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Lakefront dining boom

Dining options are increasing along the New Orleans lakefront. The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar (7900 Lakeshore Drive, 504-284-2898; www. opened last week on the water by the West End marinas. It’s next door to Landry’s Seafood (8000 Lakeshore Drive, 504-283-1010; www., a Houstonbased regional chain, and down the road from Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant & Bar (7400 Lakeshore Drive, 504-3044125;, which made its debut about a month ago. Together, they represent a revival for a part of the city that was a magnet for family dining for generations before Hurricane Katrina. Casual restaurants once lined the adjacent West End Park, though their numbers dwindled over the years and Katrina wiped out the few remaining places. Blue Crab manager Kent Burgess is part of the family that ran one of the lakefront’s best-known and most-enduring

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ainte Marie’s assertively spiced barbecue jerk shrimp, loudly and wonderfully dressed with sweet and tart mango chow chow, could have come from a different restaurant than the subtle and delicate quinoa and crabmeat salad. But these starkly different dishes point in the same direction — to refreshing originality and consistency at a restaurant that has long needed a stronger dose of both. They’re each standouts on the latest menu at Sainte Marie, where a revamp that’s been underway for some time (and was interrupted by tragedy) is coming into full bloom. That’s not necessarily evident at first glance. The soaring dining room and sleek bar have the same design that turned heads when Sainte Marie first opened in a brand-new CBD high-rise in 2010. It still feels like an upscale lunchroom for dealmakers by day and a gastro-lounge at night. But earlier menus mixing French standards and comfort food trends always seemed more about form than fulfilling flavor, and the restaurant’s identity felt unsettled from visit to visit. Then Sainte Marie shook things up, from the management team to the kitchen to the bar, where the earlier Champagne theme was replaced by craft cocktails (I like the “peaches and Jimador”). Overall, a renewed Sainte Marie was emerging when, in January, its young chef Ngoc Nguyen died after a heart attack. His recent successor is Kristen Essig, a veteran of local A-list kitchens and a former Crescent City Farmers Market manager.


Chef Kristen Essig garnishes a peach salad at Sainte Marie. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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She’s kept some of Nguyen’s dishes and added plenty of her own for a menu that jumps between East and West but tends to land squarely on the sweet spot. Peaches and snap beans plump up that quinoa and crabmeat salad, and the addition of smoked goat cheese pulls off the nifty trick of making the crab taste smoked without diminishing its fresh sweetness. In one particularly impressive entree, roasted duck was burgundy-rare under a crackinglike crust and strands of confit threaded a hearty risotto. Perhaps because of the season, most of my favorites were among the lighter appetizers and salads, such as a dish of fried oysters with slivered apples in a tangle of peppery watercress. A visibly overcooked skewer of beef riding shotgun with cool noodle salad notched a rare disappointment. Steak frites, Cobb salad and a pricey burger are solid though predictable and also near-requirements for an upscale restaurant courting downtown business lunches. The mussels might have made that category too, but for an exhilarating red miso broth elevating them above the pack. Sainte Marie also is one of the only places where you’ll hear a waiter inquiring about your yaka mein. It’s a salty standard of second lines and corner stores, but here it is recast for fine dining with house-made egg noodles, large shrimp and a $13 price tag. In other words, it has no street cred, but it is delicious and I’d order it again in a heartbeat.

This blend of Portuguese regional varietals not well-known to American wine drinkers comes from Esporao Estate Vineyards. Aragones — the same as Spanish tempranillo — adds dried cherry fruit flavors. Trincadeira, which is frequently used in port, offers body, color and herbal undertones, and castelao provides structure to the blend. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in a combination of stainless steel and American oak prior to blending. The aromatic wine exhibits wild berries, spicy oak and dried herbs in its bouquet. On the palate, taste black and red cherry, plum, jammy red currants, cranberry, supple tannins and good acidity. Decant 30 minutes before serving for best flavor. Drink it with tapas, pasta dishes, chicken, pork, duck, chevre and charcuterie. Buy it at: Martin Wine Cellars, Terranova Brothers Superette and Whole Foods Markets. Drink it at: Cochon and St. James Cheese Co.


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interview restaurants, Sid-Mar’s, which operated for nearly 40 years just across the parish line in Bucktown. He reopened SidMar’s at a Metairie address in 2010, but it closed in 2012. Burgess says the menu at the Blue Crab is based on the old Sid-Mar’s format, with po-boys, fried seafood platters and seasonal boiled seafood anchoring the options. There also are grilled seafood dishes, steaks, entrees including barbecue shrimp, red beans and rice and shrimp Creole and a kid’s menu. There’s an oyster bar, but it hasn’t begun service yet. The Blue Crab has a full bar. This restaurant has been under development for two years, and it was originally conceived as Duke’s on the Basin, after chef Duke LoCicero of Cafe Giovanni. But last summer, LoCicero announced he was no longer involved with the project, citing disagreements with the other partners. The name was changed and Burgess was brought in. A dock and a store for boaters to pick up snacks, ice and drinks are still in the works for a second phase of the Blue Crab project, and Burgess says they should be complete in six months. The Blue Crab serves lunch and dinner every day except Monday.

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Milkfish ( is the place to find Filipino food in New Orleans, but first you have to find Milkfish — and that’s become trickier lately. Early in 2012, Cristina Quackenbush started Milkfish as a one-night pop-up



avid Beriss has made food in general, and New Orleans food culture in particular, a focus in his work as an anthropologist at the University of New Orleans. His latest research paper, “Red Beans and Rebuilding: An Iconic Dish, Memory and Culture in New Orleans,” uses our fondness for red beans to examine the city’s identity. The work received special recognition at the recent Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery at Oxford University in England. A Minnesota native, Beriss has lived in New Orleans since 1997. What stirred your interest in red beans as a subject? Beriss: Ultimately, this is a mundane dish, but it’s one of those things that symbolize New Orleans that you don’t necessarily know about unless you live here. It’s not gourmet at all. It’s the staff meal at restaurants, it’s in the cafeteria at my kids’ schools every Monday. And after Hurricane Katrina there was this insistence that people missed red beans more than anything else. You heard it from everyone. It reminded them of home. I felt that and I’m not even from there. That made it stand out as a key symbol. You’ve called red beans “central to the practice and mythology of New Orleans cuisine.” How so? B: It’s part of the story we tell ourselves about why New Orleans is unique. The food comes from this mixing of people, the different European nations, the Africans, the Native Americans. Pick up any cookbook and that story is always there, though the oppression is usually left out. The idea that beans themselves are an American thing adapted by Europeans, that the rice arrives from Africa through slavery and then the combination of beans and rice, that influence from the Caribbean, well that’s our entire history in three pieces. What’s it like studying food anthropology in New Orleans? B: On some level, anthropologists are always interested in food because it’s an important part of what humans do. In New Orleans, it’s hard to miss the fact that food is one of our key symbols. So it’s fun. The students love it, and there’s this growing concentration on it at UNO that we want to capitalize on. If you’re looking at food policy, restaurant marketing, food production, labor issues, zoning and urban planning, those are all realms where having a background in this could be helpful. — IAN MCNULTY

inside RioMar, where she worked at the time, to showcase the cooking of her native Philippines. The venture evolved rapidly and by last fall it had a more-or-less conventional restaurant format, serving dinner six nights a week inside the Who Dat Coffee Cafe (2401 Burgundy St., 504-872-0360; www.whodatcoffeecafe. com) in the Marigny. Her arrangement with the cafe ended abruptly earlier this month, and Quackenbush is shuttling her business between a pair of unrelated Italian restaurants three days a week. “We have some generous chefs in this town,” Quackenbush says. “When people heard I needed a new space, the phone started ringing.” Milkfish now serves its full menu on Sundays inside a Mano (870 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-208-9280; www. in the Warehouse District, and on Mondays and Tuesdays inside Cibugnu (709 St. Charles Ave., 504-558-8990;, which opened recently a few blocks away. Milkfish is open at each location from noon to 10 p.m., and delivery is available in the neighborhood. Quackenbush says

she hopes to open in her own space soon so she can resume regular service. Who Dat Coffee Cafe owner Craig Nero has brought on chef Tim Wilkerson to oversee an expanded breakfast, lunch and brunch menu. He says they plan to add dinner service by fall.


Ba Chi Canteen 7900 Maple St., (504) 373-5628 bachicanteenla Try the namesake pork belly or soft-shell crab in a “baco.”

Chiba 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119 Japanese renditions are filled with short rib or seafood.

Lucky Rooster 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825 The pan-Asian array of fillings includes Korean chicken and ginger shrimp.

Pho Bistreaux 1200 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 304-8334 Called sliders, bao are filled like banh mi.

Pho Orchid 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188 Bao are filled with chicken or beef.




Gal’s holiday

The menu at Galatoire’s Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021; www. is famous for hardly ever changing, yet the periodic wine dinners held at the landmark restaurant traditionally have given its chefs room to get creative. Another series of these dinners begins Wednesday, July 31, featuring the wines from New Orleans neuroscientist and winemaker Nicolas Bazan. These wines, which he makes with Oregon’s Wahle Vineyard, will be paired with a menu created for the evening by chef Michael Sichel, and it includes some of Galatoire’s classic dishes. Future editions of the series are scheduled each month through October. The dinners begin at 7 p.m., cost $100 per person and reservations are required.

Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “Restaurant kitchens have never been palaces of political correctness or tact. … Yet part of the romance of a restaurant experience is the mystery that precedes each dish’s grand reveal. Perhaps social media has shown us that with fine dining meals, as with laws and sausages, we’re just better off not seeing them being made.” — Adam Liaw, from a column in The Wall Street Journal, arguing that chefs can be their own worst enemies on social media by disclosing too much about what happens behind the scenes at their restaurants.


A new restaurant based around a locally rare, but traditional, approach to pizza opened Uptown recently. Amici Ristorante & Bar (3218 Magazine St., 504-300-1250; specializes in pizza from a coal-fired oven. Coal-fired pizza ovens generate intense heat, producing pocks of char and mild smokiness in a properly cooked crust. The Amici menu has build-your-own pizza options and specialty pies topped with clams and clam sauce, broccoli rabe and sausage, cauliflower and olive oil and other combinations. The pizza oven is employed for “Italian-style chicken wings” and roasted veal and pork chops. Amici is the latest concept from the local company that runs Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris and Pizza, which has three daiquiri shops on Bourbon Street and a related beverage-mix supply company. Instead of daiquiris, the full bar at Amici boasts some 30 draft beers. The restaurant serves dinner daily. A pizzeria using a coal oven is in the works in Metairie. RocketFire Pizza Co. (1950 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-3277600; opened on the Northshore last year, and its owners are renovating the restaurant space at 612 Veterans Memorial Blvd. They expect to open this second RocketFire in late August.







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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.

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O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs, burgers, po-boys and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.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; — The Bou-dreaux burger combines lean ground beef, sausage and applewoodsmoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. 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 Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ HICKORY PRIME BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 2778507; www.hickoryprimebbq. com — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin serve Texasstyle brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SAUCY’S — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www. — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. Reservations accepted. 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 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) 3248271; — Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. — Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ CAFE NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma. com — The cafe serves 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, specialty sandwiches and salads. 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 available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www.jungsgolden-

OUT to EAT — 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. $

COFFEE/DESSERT ANGELO BROCATO’S — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; — This sweet shop and serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — Citywide; www. — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes inlcuding char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www. — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ THE LANDING RESTAURANT — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MA MOMMA’S HOUSE — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; — Traditional home-style Creole dishes include red beans and rice, shrimp pasta, fried chicken, cornbread and more. Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ROUX ON ORLEANS — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reserva-

SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www. — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, 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. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 8229503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DELI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 3048224 — 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. — This New Yorkstyle deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www. — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and woodburning 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’s dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with house-made boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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. $

ETHIOPIAN CAFE ABYSSINIA — 3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238 — The menu includes a variety of wots, traditional stews served over injera bread, and tibs, dishes of sauted meats or vegetables. Yebeb alicha is lamb in mild garlic-ginger curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH BAIE ROUGE — 4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; www.baierougenola. com — Shrimp and risotto Milanese features jumbo shrimp cooked with lemon over saffron risotto served with hericots verts. Pig Dip features pork debris, caramelized onions and garlic aioli on French bread with a side of smoked pork jus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www. — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (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. $ 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 and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — 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. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www. — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www. — This familystyle 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. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ RISTORANTE FILIPPO — 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie (504) 835-4008 — The Creole-Italian menu includes a crabmeat salad featuring half of a tomato filled with jumbo lump crabmeat over romaine lettuce dressed with remoulade and balsamic vinaigrette. Veal Sorrentina is sauted veal layered with prosciutto and eggplant, topped with marinara and mozzarella and served with spaghetti marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE CHIBA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; — The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www. — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton





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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 7 ON FULTON — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; — New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www. — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — A cast-iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reserva-

tions accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5254790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes such as tomato Buffala, which features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; — This eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.the- — This French Quarter hideaway is styled like an English manor and is known for its martini menu. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge, and the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ LITTLE GEM SALOON — 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. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 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. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house, including onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; — Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; — Favorites include the


MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www. — 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. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — This MidCity bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS BEAR’S POBOYS AT GENNAROS — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 3045411; www.jugheadsneworleans. com — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; — 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. $

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington,

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. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 8380022; — 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. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SERGIO’S SEAFOOD — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; — The Fritanga plate includes a grilled petit filet mignon, pork loin, gallo pinto, fried plantains, fried cream cheese and cabbage salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504)

CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of supersized 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) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe. com — 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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VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlights 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. $ ROLLS-N-BOWLS — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; rollsnbowlsnola — This casual eatery serves a variety of spring rolls, pho, rice and vermicelli bowls, banh mi, a few stir fry entrees and bubble tea. The vermicelli noodle bowl features noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots and shrimp are an optional addition. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $


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. $

CHAD’S BISTRO — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro. com — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

888-5533; — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$


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(985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster. com — The menu includes raw oysters, char-grilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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Shooting Star A new documentary profiles the influential Memphis band Big Star. By Alex Woodward


focus of the film, Ardent Studios becomes a pivotal character unique to Memphis and the Big Star story. “My friends walk into Ardent thinking they’re going to get a picture of the lobby, and they get a full tour and a T-shirt and a record, and Jody walks out and shows them his drum kit,” DeNicola says. “This is kind of an Ardent-sponsored project. They had all the music and the photos and the footage, and the studio is still intact — it’s basically how it was since 1971.” In the film’s closing moments, Fry smiles as he hovers over the studio boards listening to Big Star tapes, which are often shown on Ardent’s shelves with hand-written labels. The film also explores the alternate-universe John Lennon-Paul McCartney dynamic of Chilton and Bell. Almost none of the archival footage shows Chilton and Bell — the band’s primary songwriters — together, other than speaking in a brief radio interview where they plug #1 Record with reluctant enthusiasm. “We never really hashed out what their relationship was,” DeNicola says. “Nobody was really sure whether they were even friends. That’s a big question I’ve come away with, and I still can’t answer it.” The film treats each songwriter’s career with equal weight. Bell almost-casually disappears from Big Star before the sophomore album Radio City and pursues a solo career — leaving behind his brilliant but underrated I Am the Cosmos. He died in a car accident in 1978 at 27. (His brother’s scrapbook of Bell’s career includes headlines following his death. None mention Big Star.) The film charts Chilton shape-shifting from shy songwriter to punk rock godfather, appearing on public television proclaiming he’s gone punk, to his death at age 59 on March 17, 2010, the day before the band’s scheduled appearance at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Chilton left Memphis in the early 1980s for New Orleans and a clean slate. He played with Panther Burns and in informal cover bands while he held odd jobs — dishwashing and landscaping among them.

“I get the feeling he got Big Star members (l. to r.) Alex really fed up with MemChilton, Jody Stephens, Chris Bell phis,” DeNicola says. “New and Andy Hummel. Orleans isn’t really a city of PHOTO COURTESY OF MAGNOLIA PICTURES music machines. It’s more a city of musicians, who play. That was sort of his Big Star: M.O. That was the lifestyle JULY Nothing Can Hurt Me he wanted, to be a gigging musician, and make a little 6:30 p.m. & money to pay the rent.” 8:45 p.m. Tuesday Following a small Big Star Contemporary Arts “reunion” and a few solo albums, Chilton moved into Center, 900 Camp St., a Treme cottage and kept a (504) 528-3800; low profile. He played off gigs at Mermaid Lounge Tickets $7, free for CAC and The Howlin’ Wolf, where and New Orleans Film DeNicola saw him perform. Society members “I was warned to keep away from him if you see him,” DeNicola remembers. “I went there and thought he’d play maybe one Big Star cover. He didn’t do any. He was getting a lot of jeering from the crowd, making fun of him. He was enjoying it. He was laughing the whole time.”



art of Big Star’s enduring appeal is how big it isn’t. The Memphis power-pop band debuted in 1972 to universal critical acclaim, and its three albums influenced hundreds of bands. Rolling Stone gave the band a kingmaking review, so what happened? As record shoptalk legend goes — and the new documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me expands — marketing, troubled egos and members’ reluctance to become famous ensured Big Star would instead become a legend in its rock ’n’ roll obscurity. In one of the documentary’s archival interview clips, The Replacements — whose 1987 song “Alex Chilton” is dedicated to the Big Star songwriter — say Chilton and the band deserve more. “He doesn’t want our help,” says Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg, “but damn it, he’s going to get it.” “It’s not like they’re Mick Jagger,” director Drew DeNicola tells Gambit. “I kind of saw them more as lightning in a bottle happening in a studio — and these unwitting participants in a thing that was bigger than them.” In 1970, Chilton gave up pop stardom (as the voice and face of The Box Tops, whose hit “The Letter” stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a month). He joined Memphis songwriter Chris Bell, bassist Andy Hummel and drummer Jody Stephens to form Big Star, which released the stunning debut album #1 Record in 1972. Its bold, bright riffs and pitch-perfect songcraft won over the engineers at Memphis’ Ardent studios, and producer John Fry says in the film that even if the lyrics weren’t that great (they were), “We got something.” DeNicola attended Tulane University in the 1990s. “I went straight for the college radio (station),” he says. “There were a bunch of weirdos in the basement of the student union, so that was my world.” There he found a copy of Third, Big Star’s last. “I dubbed that to a CD and listened to it every day my freshman year, and put it on compilation tapes for girls, just like everybody did,” DeNicola says. The film is a triumphant — albeit tragic — rock documentary, relying on footage and interviews with a cast of characters, like band publicist John King, who organized the “Rock Writers Convention” that put Big Star on stage in front of the likes of Lester Bangs and the taste-making critics. Then there’s Bill Cunningham, producer Jim Dickinson, Chilton’s late-career collaborators, and family members who didn’t know what the fuss was all about until band members’ deaths. As much as Big Star and its inner circle are the



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Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30

Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Cafe Negril — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Emily & the Velvet Ropes, 6; Adam Bellard and FFTs, 10 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9


Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10

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

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina Perez Trio, 9:30

Hi-Ho Lounge — Songwriters Gumbo, 8

Hi-Ho Lounge — WCP presents Souls of Mischief: Still Infinity Tour, 9

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason Marsalis, 8


Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Smoking Time Jazz Club feat. Chance Bushman, 8:30

Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Charlie Miller, 5 Little Tropical Isle — Mark Barrett, 5; Chip Wilson, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Yomomanem, 6:30 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2, 5 and 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Siberia — California Wives, The Tix, Native America, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — La Meniere des Cadiens, 5; Louisiana Inferno, 9

House of Blues (The Parish) — Jet Lounge, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam feat. music of Oliver Nelson, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Dumpstaphunk, 9:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Gal Holliday & Honky Tonk Revue, 8:30 Siberia — Dark Rotations feat. DJs Joey Buttons & Justin Vial, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Orchestra feat. Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

Tropical Isle Original — Way Too Early, 1

Tropical Isle Bayou Club — La Meniere des Cadiens, 5; Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 9



Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10

Bayou Beer Garden — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 8

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Carl LeBlanc Duo, 5; George French Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Papa Mali, Johnny Vidacovich, Cass Faulconer, 8 Circle Bar — Twin Steps, Bipolaroid, Natural Blonde, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; Shaggy Fest, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Jenna McSwain Trio, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Marc Stone Duo, 4; Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Jayson Knox, 7 House of Blues (The Parish) — Plain White Ts, The Wind & The Wave, West Without, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 9 Little Gem Saloon — The Right Reverend Lucas Davenport, 5 Little Tropical Isle — Allen Hebert, 5; Casey Saba, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 9:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Oak — Cristina Perez, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Brass Band feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Leroy Thomas, 8:30 Siberia — Night & Nights, NANCY, Rareluth, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Lionel Ferbos & the Louisiana Shakers, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5 Tipitina’s — Star and Dagger, R. Scully’s Rough 7, 10 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Cajun Drifters, 5; CajunGrass, 9 Tropical Isle Bourbon — Miss Maggie Trio, 5 Tropical Isle Original — One Third Down, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

MUSIC LISTINGS FRIDAY 2 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 9 Buffa’s Lounge — Davis Rogan, 8 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Quartet, 5; Banu Gibson Swing Band, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Amy Trail Band CD Release, 8 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Trampoline Team, 10 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, 10 DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz!, 10 Funky Pirate — Marc Stone, noon; Mark & the Pentones, 4; Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Gasa Gasa — Miss Pro Fanity feat. Connie Hung & Friends, 10 Harrah’s Casino (Masquerade) — J. Cole, 10

House of Blues (The Parish) — Alternative Friday, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Big Easy Brawlers, 5

Tipitina’s — Earphunk, The Quickening, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 5; T’Canaille, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9

SATURDAY 3 Buffa’s Lounge — H.O.N.O.R. feat. Jerry Jumonville & Freddie Staehle, 8; Antoine Diel, 11:30 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Circle Bar — Little Maker, Adam Campagna Band, High Beamans, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Pocket Time, 7; John Boutte, 8; Little Freddie King, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Joe Krown Trio, 10 Freret Street Publiq House — Bachaco, 10 Gasa Gasa — The Quickening, 9 House of Blues — Kevin Costner & Modern West, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — P.A.I.N.T. (Performance Art Integrating New Technologies) feat. Nathan Weidenhaft, Sasha Masakowski, Cliff Hines, Eric Gold & Monika Heidemann, 10 Little Gem Saloon — David & Roselyn, 4:30; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 9

Howlin’ Wolf Den — DJ Dizzi, 10

Little Tropical Isle — Jay B. Elston, 5; Wayne Lohr Duo, 9

Little Gem Saloon — Ron Roniger, 5; Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Delta Funk, 7

Maple Leaf Bar — Gravity A, 10:30

Little Tropical Isle — Ben Joseph, 5; Jay B. Elston, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Bas Clas, Alexis & the Samuari, 10:30 Oak — Jon Roniger, 9 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2, 5 and 7:30 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5 One Eyed Jacks — Egg Yolk Jubilee, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Crescent City Soul, 9:30 Siberia — Junior League, 8; Katey Red, Big Freedia, Ms. Tee, Ha Sizzle, Rocabee, DJ Lil Man, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Butch Thompson Jazz Band, 8 & 10

Oak — Reed Alleman, 9 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2, 5 and 7:30 Old Point Bar — The F-Holes, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Futurebirds, Diarrhea Planet, 9 Pearl — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall All-Stars feat. Will Smith, 8 Siberia — Candy Shack DJs, 6; C.O.G. (Conflabulation of Gentry), Commie Hilfiger, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Wycliff Gordon, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Casual Baby, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Davis Rogan Band, 10 Tipitina’s — Big History, Sports & Leisure feat. the Breton Sound, 10

Treasure Chest Casino — Chicken on a Bone, 7 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 1; Brandon Moreau & CajunGrass, 5; T’Canaille, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9

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SUNDAY 4 Banks Street Bar — Dueling Fiddlers, 4; Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot!, 11 a.m. Cafe Negril — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 7 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Speedy Ortiz, Opposable Thumbs, 10


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Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9

MONDAY 5 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Glish, Whirr, Woozy, 8 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & the Samurai, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 d.b.a. — Shannon Powell Quartet, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Gasa Gasa — Who Data feat. Paul Thibodeaux & Friends, 8; Eastern Sea, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Kid Carsons, 9:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8 Little Tropical Isle — Matt Hoggatt, 5; Matt Hoggatt, 5; Lynn Drury, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, 9 Old Opera House — Big Soul Blues Band, 2 , 5 and 7:30

PREVIEW Old Point Bar — Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Siberia — Ancient Wisdom, St. James Society, 7 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville & Friends, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Fieldpeas, 5; Cajun Drifters, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; Debi & the Deacons, 5; Gumbo Kings, 9

CLASSICAL/ CONCERTS Christ Church Cathedral — 2919 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-6602 — Benjamin Britten: A Centenary Tribute, 3 p.m. Sunday. Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; — Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6 p.m. Tuesday. UNO Lakefront Arena — 6801 Franklin Ave., (504) 280-7171; — American Idol Live, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Many bands operate with two or even three leaders, but five? Further dulling the old saw about too many cooks in the kitchen, Baba Yaga, the second album from Athens, Ga., country-rockers Futurebirds, is a most improbable potluck: assembled in pieces by a quintet of subtly shaded singer/songwriters; recorded over 45 scattered days at multiple studios, during a sevenmonth touring cycle; and picked up earlier this year by a respectable label, Fat Possum, after its authors had all but given up hopes of a release. Such a nonlinear back story should have yielded a confused patchwork, yet Baba Yaga’s 13 tracks don’t just hold together as a record — they’re a testament Futurebirds to artistic perserverence and the exponential power of group dynamics, the AUG product of five bands operating as one. De facto frontman Carter King may 10 p.m. Saturday drive the van — his opening tandem “Virginia Slims” and “Serial Bowls” sets One Eyed Jacks, the course, a prairie of reverb-swathed steel guitars (courtesy of Dennis Love, 615 Toulouse St., the lone member who doesn’t contribute songs) and swollen-tonsil Southern (504) 569-8361; rock — but King knows how and when to cede the wheel. Of the rest, multiinstrumentalist Daniel Womack routes the most interesting detours, “Felix Helix” echoing Built to Spill’s effortless way with indelible melody and “Heavy Weights” hitching a ride on the big-rig sing-alongs of tourmate Drive-By Truckers. After issuing Baba Yaga in April, Futurebirds announced the departure of drummer Payton Bradford, leaving the remaining four to pick up the slack. Somehow they’ll manage. Diarrhea Planet opens. Tickets $12. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS






it. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank THE LONE RANGER (PG13) —Johnny Depp stars in the film adaptation of the 1950s television series. Elmwood, Grand, Regal 14, Westbank

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BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater


THE CONJURING (R) — Paranormal investigators help a family terrorized by a dark presence at home, in a horror film directed by James Wan (Insidious, Saw). Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

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DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG) — Gru, a reformed jerk, is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to fight a super criminal in this animated sequel. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal 14, Westbank


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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G) — The Pixar prequel revisits Mike and Sulley’s college years. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D (NR) — Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX GROWN UPS 2 (PG-13) — Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade star in the sequel to the 2010 film about childhood friends who’ve grown up and are trying to relive the old days. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal 14, Westbank THE HEAT (R) — An uptight FBI agent is partnered with a feisty cop in the takedown of a druglord. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — The film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN (R) — The film shows the comedian’s soldout Madison Square Garden show and events surrounding

PACIFIC RIM (PG-13) — To prepare for an impending alien attack, massive robots operated by humans are deployed to protect Earth in the Guillermo del Toro picture. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Prytania, Regal 14, Westbank RED 2 (PG-13) — The action comedy about a retired black ops CIA agent rounding up a crew for a new mission stars Bruce Willis and Anthony Hopkins. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank R.I.P.D. (PG-13) — Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon star in the actioncomedy about a recently killed cop joining a team of undead officers. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank TO THE ARCTIC 3D (G) — Meryl Streep narrates the documentary that follows a polar bear and her two 7-month-old cubs as they navigate the Arctic wilderness. Entergy IMAX TURBO (PG) — In the DreamWorks animated film, a garden snail tries his best to make his dream of winning the Indy 500 come true. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

PREVIEW French Film Festival



The French Film Festival presents recent and classic French films. The lineup features several titles by Jacques Demy, including his landmark The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4), the 1964 musical that made Catherine Deneuve an international star. Something in the Air captures the zeitgeist of young political radicals in Paris in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Populaire (7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 7, pictured) is a comedy about a young secretary styled like a French Mad Men. Renoir (7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 2, and noon Wed., Aug. 7) is a drama about the Impressionist painter in his later years when he meets a vibrant new model and enters a period of inspiration and rejuvenation. Visit the New Orleans Film Society website for schedule and details. Tickets $11 per film, $10 for film society members. — WILL COVIELLO


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UNFINISHED SONG (PG13) —A shy, grumpy man’s wife convinces him to join a choir in this comedy, directed by Paul Andrew Williams of The King’s Speech and Quartet. Prytania THE WAY, WAY BACK (PG-13) — Annoyed by his family while on summer vacation, 14-year-old Duncan befriends a water park employee. Steve Carell and Toni Collette star. Canal Place, Elmwood

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WORLD WAR Z (R) — A United Nations employee (Brad Pitt) travels the globe to stop a zombie takeover. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

THE SMURFS 2 (PG) — The Smurfs enlist their human friends to help them find Smurfette, who’s been abducted by Gargamel. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank


WHITE HOUSE DOWN (PG-13) — Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx star in the action film about saving the president and his child from a militia. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

2 GUNS (R) — Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Paula Patton star in the action-comedy about a DEA agent and navy officer who try to elude thugs after botching a sting operation. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

THE WOLVERINE (PG13) — An old friend sends Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to Japan, where he winds

FRUITVALE STATION (R) — The movie tells the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a man killed by a

THE TO DO LIST (R) — Brandy Clark (Aubrey Plaza) tries to gain sexual experience before starting college. Elmwood

SPECIAL SCREENINGS 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT PREMIERE SCREENINGS (NR) — Films made during the 48 Hour Film Project are screened. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Sunday; Na-































Timing often plays a major role in determining whether a topical film finds a substantial audience. In the case of Fruitvale Station, the true story of Oscar Grant — who was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer while in custody and laying face down on an Oakland, Calif. train platform on New Year’s Day 2009 — no one would have hoped for the extra attention the film will likely Fruitvale Station (R) receive due to the proximity of its release to the recent resolution of George Zimmerman’s Directed by Ryan Coogler criminal trial in the death of Trayvon Martin. Starring Michael B. Jordan That probably won’t keep Fruitvale Station from becoming a political football instead of a and Octavia Spencer must-see movie in the weeks ahead — which Wide release is a shame, because this debut feature from 27-year-old writer/director Ryan Coogler is the first authentic Oscar contender among American films released so far this year, and it’s almost August. Fruitvale Station begins with actual cellphone footage of Grant’s tragic and alltoo-public shooting. What follows is as far from a documentary as movies get. The film traces the last day of Grant’s life from the moment he wakes up until he finds himself lying helplessly on that platform, foregoing politics to paint a complex and believable portrait of a flawed young man who’s truly a product of his time. Fruitvale Station should make a star of Michael B. Jordan, an actor most familiar from roles in TV series like The Wire and Friday Night Lights. As Grant, Jordan delivers the kind of pitch-perfect work that leads directly to major movie careers. Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar two years ago for her work in The Help, is almost as effective as Grant’s long-suffering mother, Wanda Johnson. Fruitvale Station won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. But the movie’s early relationship with Sundance is more significant. Coogler was invited to develop his movie at the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, the same font of cinematic support on which Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar relied while crafting Beasts of the Southern Wild. Despite its brief 20-day shooting schedule and obviously tiny budget, Fruitvale Station possesses a rare narrative strength and sureness of hand. It’ll break your heart, and that may be the greatest political act of all. — KEN KORMAN



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BABE (G) — A pig named Babe learns to herd sheep. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Prytania

A BAND CALLED DEATH (NR) —The documentary tells the story of an early 1970s proto-punk band. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist BARBARA (NR) — An East German doctor plots her escape to West. The screening is part of Deutsches Haus’ German film series. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Deutsches Haus BAY OF ANGELS (NR) — A compulsive gambler begins plotting on a young bank teller. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. Noon Sunday, Prytania BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME (NR) — The documentary explores the musical contributions of Memphis band Big Star. 6:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, CAC CHINESE TAKEAWAY (NR) — In the Argentenian comedy, a man from Buenos Aires tries to help a Chinese man get home and winds up having to hire a delivery boy

to help translate. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY (NR) — The film combines traditional documentary storytelling with animation to explore how Tomi Ungerer tested boundaries through art. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist FREESTYLE: THE ART OF RHYME (NR) — The history and art of freestyle rap is explored in the documentary. The free screening is hosted by DJ Soul Sister and presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street and WWOZ. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Gallery HAUTE CUISINE (NR) — The President of the Republic selects a townsperson to be his personal chef. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 4 p.m. Sunday, Prytania

FILM LISTINGS LOLA (NR) — Jacques Demy’s 1961 debut paints America in a fantastical light. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. Noon Saturday, Prytania OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) — James Franco and Mila Kunis star in the Wizard of Oz prequel. 10 p.m. Monday, Elmwood & Westbank RENOIR (NR) — Impressionist PierreAuguste Renoir is 74, living with his adult son. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 7 p.m. Friday, Prytania SAVANNAH (NR) — Ward Allen denounces plantation life to live on the river in early 20th century America. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist SOMETHING IN THE AIR (NR) — A teenage boy blurs the line between fact and fiction in his school assisgnments. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 7:30 Monday, Prytania THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (NR) — The Jacque Demy film tells the story of an umbrella saleswoman whose mechanic boyfriend gets called to battle. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 2 p.m. Sunday, Prytania YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET (NR) — Actors perform excerpts of director Alain Resnais’ plays, as he requested in his will. This is a New Orleans French Film Festival Screening. 2 p.m. Saturday, noon Monday, Prytania


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OPENING ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 897-1172; www. — “Deep Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; — Mixed media group exhibition, Saturday through August. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “Bruce Jr. Does the Parades,” color marker drawings by Bruce Davenport Jr.; “Sunrise,” glass sculpture by Gene Koss; both Saturday through Sept. 14.

BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; — “Sputnik 1,” mixed media group exhibition, Saturday through Sept. 3. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Dream a Dream,” Korean-style garments by Key-Sook Geum, Thursday through Sept. 28. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — “Tameka Norris—Family Values,” mixed media by Tameka Norris, Saturday through Sept. 22. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “Uptown-Downtown,” oil paintings by Derenda Keating, Saturday through August. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988;

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; www. martinechaissongallery. com — “Pre-Historic Art of the Future... Today!!!”, Saturday through Sept. 28. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; — “Fire and Ice,” mixed media group exhibition, Saturday through August. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Home,” mixed media group exhibition, Saturday through Sept. 28. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — “After the Forest,” choreographed installation by Craig Damrauer; “Louisiana Contemporary,” juried exhibition of Louisiana art; “Seeing Beyond the Ordinary,” photography by Joshua Dudley Greer, Laura Noel and Susan Worsham; “Southern Imagists,” paintings inspired by the Chicago Imagists; all Saturday through Sept. 22.

GALLERIES AFA NEW ORLEANS. 809 Royal St., (504) 558-9296; — “The Art of Joe Sorren,” paintings by the artist, through Nov. 30. AKG PRESENTS THE ART OF DR. SEUSS. 716 Bienville St., (504) 524-8211; dr-seuss — Works by Dr. Seuss, ongoing. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — Works by Peter Max, ongoing.

ANTENNA GALLERY. 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; com/antenna — “Slow Light,” photography using artificial retinas by AnnieLaurie Erickson, through Sunday. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; — Group craft exhibition, through Wednesday. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Latino Immigrants & The Reconstruction of New Orleans,” drawings and photographs by Jose Torres-Tama, through Wednesday.

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BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. THE BRASS CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 1201 St. Philip St., (504) 581-5551; www. — “New Orleans Street Celebrations,” photographs by L.J. Goldstein, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 St. Claude Ave., (504) 656-6794; — “Trauma,” ceramic heads by Walter Stevens; “Figures,” busts by Natalie Dietz; “Vessels,” forms by Miki Glasser; all through Sept. 9. CHESTER ALLEN’S OASIS OF ENERGY. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 292-8365; www. chesterallen-oasisofenergy. — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “The Sugar Mill Sessions,” photographs by David Armentor, through Aug. 17. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www. — “So Much Art, So Little Time IV,” a group exhibition of gallery artists, through Thursday. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — “Ambition,” “Saint Thing” and “Latin for Crab,” mixed media group exhibition, through Sunday. GALLERY BURGUIERES. 736 Royal St., (504) 3011119; www.galleryburguieres. com — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. — “Summer Showcase III,” group exhibition of paintings and sculptures, through Sept. 29.

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ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — “Here/Home,” objects and photographs symbolic of New Orleans, Saturday through Sept. 22. — “Ba-Roke,” sculpture by Shannon Landis Hansen, Saturday through Sept. 28.

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They can be vague and ghostlike, but we all occasionally see them. Afterimages are the hazy auras of things that are no longer there and can be caused by bright lights fluctuating at night. Photographer AnnieLaurie Erickson began to see them all the time after a traffic accident. Maddening at first, they became more intriguing to Erickson as her symptoms eventually waned. She even invented a camera with a special sensor specifically to capture afterimages, and upon moving to Louisiana she discovered petrochemical refineries as perfect subjects for her new pursuit. Glowing like diabolical Christmas lights on an industrial scale, they became objects of fascination that she stalked and recorded — a practice that resulted in occasional scrapes with the law. In the post-9/11 world, no photos of such facilities are allowed, which heightened her impression of them as “strange forbidden cities.” The result is this Slow Light series of large color photographs that bend both the laws of optics and the Homeland Security statutes. The images themselves are grainy and ominous yet sometimes almost jazzy. For instance, a Port Allen refinery (pictured) suggests a vintage science fiction illustration, or even a visual version of a rhapsodic saxophone riff from the bebop era. But the gaseous aura is less than reassuring, and in another Port Allen image a single smokestack pumping mystery vapors into a granular night sky is downright chilling, a postcard from an unnamed abyss. A view of glowing scaffoldlike refinery structures in Norco looks infernal yet celebratory, as if the denizens of Hades built chemical bonfires to welcome the lord of the underworld. But Erickson’s view is more philosophical: “For me, these images evoke both a presence and an absence. They are points along a continuum between strict representation and subjective abstraction, or between our immediate visual reality and the decaying, remembered imagery that subconsciously shapes our perception.” It is a perspective she earned the hard way. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. — “P.S. 1010 - Bus Stop: New Orleans,” mobile exhibition combining art, education and social space, through Sunday.

— “Wanderings,” photographs by Hobby Morrison, through Saturday. — “Nature of the City,” mixed media by Hannah Chalew, through Aug. 17.

GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., (504) 5653739; www.graphitenola. com — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “Painted Cocktails,” paintings to complement Tales of the Cocktail, through Wednesday.

LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245; — Group exhibition of watercolors, oil paintings and photography, through Sept. 30.

HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www.

MORRISON. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; www. — Sculpture and drawings by


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RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Cathy DeYoung, Deborah Morrissey, Lizzy Carlson, Peg Martinez and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; — “Numbers & Shadows,” photographic works by Clint Maedgen, through Oct. 5. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www.thesecondstorygallery. com — “Summer Spectacular,” a group exhibition, through Saturday. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www. — Mixed media group exhibition, through Wednesday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; staplegoods — “Downtown Craft: Handmade Objects in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Fiber by 10 Local Artists,” mixed media group exhibition, through Sunday.

WHISNANT GALLERIES. 343 Royal St., (504) 5249766; www.whisnantgalleries. com — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www. — Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes magazine, ongoing. LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 3022692; www.ladivinagelateria. com — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing.

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LCEF LICENSE PLATE DESIGN CONTEST. The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation seeks Louisiana artists’ license plate designs. The design must “speak to our state’s vibrant heritage and culture.” Visit for details on entry and prizes. Deadline Aug. 9. WILLPOWER PARK SCULPTURE. The selected sculpture will be erected in St. Bernard Parish’s Willpower Park this November. Applicants must be Louisiana residents. Apply at percent. Deadline Thursday.

MUSEUMS AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 862-3222 ; www. amistadresearchcenter. org — “Through the Lens: Photographing African-American Life,” group photography exhibition, through Sept. 27. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — “ANTHROPOMORPHIZER!” puppet show by Miss Pussycat; “Who is Pulling the Strings?” group puppet show; “Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave,” mixed media by various VESTIGES artists; all through Sept. 22; “After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt,” installation by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18; “Chalmatia (shall-MAY-shuh): A Fictional Place Down the Road,” mixed media by Daneeta and Patrick Jackson, through Sept. 8. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; — “Pipe Dreams: Louisiana under the French Company of the Indies, 1717–1731,” art and artifacts from Port Dauphin, Old Mobile, Natchez and New Orleans, through Sept. 15. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, Metairie, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20th century medical eqipment, ongoing. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival Tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls and other the black women’s Carnival groups, through January; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing.




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NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939,” through Sunday. “King of Arms,” collages and video presentation by Rashaad Newsome, through Sept. 15. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — “Into the Light,” photographs by various artists, through Jan. 5; Works by Walter Inglis Anderson from the museum’s permanent collection; an exhibition of southern regionalists from the museum’s permanent collection; paintings by Will Henry Stevens; all ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 8655699; — “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; www.southernfood. org — “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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STAGE THEATER 6X6: NEW PLAY SLAM. MidCity Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — Local playwrights present 10-minute plays. Admission $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. CHESAPEAKE BY LEE BLESSING. Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St. Claude Ave., Suite A, — Jake Bartush stars in the one-man comedy about art, retrievers, politics, faith and fate. The show is presented by Second Star Performance, directed and designed by Dan Zimmer and Harold Gervais. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

MEMOIRS OF THE SISTAHOOD: SACRED TRIALS. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — Sisters share memories of their childhood through visual art and performance. 8 p.m. Saturday.

STAGED READINGS OF GUILTY PLEASURES FROM STAGE AND SCREEN. MidCity Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www. — Company of Men and Mid-City Theatre members perform staged readings of movies, TV shows and plays they consider guilty pleasures. Tickets $15-$20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. THIS SWEATY CITY. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — Goat in the Road’s radio-play about life in New Orleans is serialized on podcasts in the CAC listening gallery. THE WOMEN: STAGED READING BY THE COMPANY OF MEN. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — The Clare Boothe Luce play about Manhattan socialites and wannabes is performed as a staged reading. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre reopened July 19 with a staged reading of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an adaptation of Ilene Beckerman’s book of the same name. The cast included Mary Louise Wilson, Clare Moncrief, Lara Grice, Tracey E. Collins and Janet Shea, who notes in her cast-bio entry that she first appeared on Le Petit’s stage in a 1955 production of The Birds. Carl Walker directed the veteran cast, and a different set of actors was scheduled for the second week of the run. Love, Loss is a memory play, or actually a nostalgia play. It’s a feel-good, crowdsourced mix of anecdotes and remarks on fashion and various rights of passage, including first times wearing perfume, a bra and a wedding dress. Much of the story revolves around a timeline and narrative from Gingy (Shea), who starts with her first Brownie uniform and progresses through a lifetime of functional and fashionable clothes. For the first third the of the show, the women tell stories in which they fight their mothers as they try to wear the clothes of older women, and there is a litany of interrogations about sexuality and changing social mores. “Your bra strap is showing. … What do you mean it’s supposed to be showing?” Clothes are used to illustrate social distinctions and boundaries, such as hippie fashion trends and the ordeal of the gift of a 1970s-era brown plaid outfit with an accompanying crocheted vest. At times, the show is more about bodies and aging than clothes, and the

run of concerns is often very funny. Grice: “Is my butt falling?” Collins: “Is my butt falling?” Wilson: “Oh my God, my butt fell.” One of the more poignant moments was a long vignette about coping with breast cancer. Grice portrayed a 27-year-old woman about to undergo a mastectomy. She notices her medical team’s dourness and realizes that they are presuming a short life expectancy. She always had small breasts, but in the wake of treatment, she decides to get not just reconstructive surgery, but a significant augmentation. And as she embraces her new future, she decides a breast tattoo will look good too. The show’s tone is very upbeat, but a couple of parts don’t fit. The revelation of a rape is a non sequitur in the middle of a story about shoes, and the closing note about loving shoes hits the wrong note. Most of the stories are told by women who bounce back and forth from New York to New England enclaves, and satellite tales are set in places like Berkeley, Calif. An isolated story from a Hispanic woman who runs with Chicago street-gang members seems like a lone attempt at ethnic diversity, and it plays like a detour into a bad accent. Humor about fashion disasters and the dependability of things like wearing black keeps the 90-minute show lively. Wilson was particularly funny and has a great sense of timing, but ultimately, the ensemble is very good. — WILL COVIELLO


KISS ME KATE. Tulane University, Dixon Hall, (504) 865-5105 ext. 2; — Tulane Summer Lyric presents the Cole Porter musical about a conflict behind the scenes of a production of The Taming of the Shrew. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

THE MOTHERF—KER WITH THE HAT. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2185778; www.theallwayslounge. com — A former drug dealer fresh out of rehab reunites with his drug-addicted girlfriend. Josh Parham directs the *NU* Theatre production. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.


STAGE LISTINGS AUDITIONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, Third Floor, (504) 453-0858, (504) 9826746; www.crescentcitysound. com — The all-woman chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International. 7 p.m. Monday. SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. Loyola University, Dixon Court, in front of the Communications/Music Complex, St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street — The chorus seeks singers for its upcoming season. For details, visit Final audition Aug. 27.

CABARET, BURLESQUE & VARIETY BITS & JIGGLES. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday.


BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www. — 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.


CREOLE SWEET TEASE. The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar, 931 Canal St., (504) 5225400; — The show features jazz drummer Gerald French, burlesque dancer Kitty Twist and jazz singer Jayna Morgan. Free admission. 9 p.m. Friday. LISA SINGS LEE. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www. — Lisa Picone tells stories about Peggy Lee and sings some of her most popular songs. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


P.A.I.N.T. PERFORMANCE. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Nathan Weidenhaft, Sasha Masakowski, Cliff Hines, Eric Gold and Monika Heidemann combine music with art. Free admission. 9 p.m. Saturday. THE VICTORY BELLES: A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — The Victory Belles perform patriotic tunes from the American canon and from the songbooks of George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. Cuisine from Chef John Besh’s American Sector

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J. ALFRED POTTER. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www. — The show is presented by Accessible Comedy. 11:55 p.m. Friday.

BROKEN MIRROR PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: SEVEN DEADLY SINS. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-2951; — The seven deadly sins are conveyed through modern choreography. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday.

COMEDY ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues. com — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. C-4 COMEDY NIGHT. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles 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. — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — 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. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues.

LAUGH & SIP. The Wine Bistro,1011 Gravier St., (504) 267-3405 — 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.newmovementtheater. com — The theater showcases new improv troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NOLA COMEDY HOUR OPEN MIC & SHOWCASE. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www. — Andrew Polk hosts the open mic series that features a booked showcase. Free admission. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Sunday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. SIT-DOWN STAND-UP. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773; www. — Jonah Bascle hosts the stand-up comedy show presented by Accessible Comedy. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Monday. SQUARE MIC. Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., (504) 588-2616 — Addy Najera hosts an open-mic. Sign up 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 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. THE THREE CHARMERS OF NEW ORLEANS. Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 287-4707 — Becky Allen, Jodi Borrello, Amanda Hebert and Gina McGuinness Gomez do stand-up comedy and skits about New Orleans living. Admission $25. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.




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EVENTS TUESDAY 30 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St.; www. crescentcityfarmersmarket. org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FIGURE DRAWING CLASS. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; www. — To register for the figuredrawing class, call (504) 866-4278. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 31 BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6261238; — David Moeller, owner of The Bike Path, guides attendees through more than 7 miles of back trails and gives tips on trail riding. Helmets are required, mountain bikes or wide-tire bikes are recommended and bike rentals are available. To register, call (985) 626-1238. Session $5. 6:15 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8921873 — The market offers

GENEALOGY SERIES. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Sal Serio, curator of the library’s American Italian Research Center, leads a series of genealogical seminars for beginners. 1 p.m. OPERA TALK. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Loyola University music history professor discusses the women in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. 7 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.

THURSDAY 1 BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSION. New Orleans Public Library, Norman Mayer Branch, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100; www.nutrias. org — The topics of discussion are how to form a nonprofit organization and grant writing. The session is the fourth of the city’s five business information sessions. 5:30 p.m. CORE USA’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY FINANCE PROGRAM. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 298-9556; www.coreusa. org — CORE USA, a sustainable development and conservation consortium, presents a panel presentation on financing energy efficiency for commercial and residential properties. Admission $10. 5:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK.

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Satchmo SummerFest 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.; noon-9 p.m. Sat.; noon-8 p.m. Sun. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 522-5730;

The annual festival celebrating Louis Armstrong’s birthday (Aug. 4) presents traditional and contemporary jazz and brass bands and New Orleans R&B on two stages at the Old U.S. Mint. Friday headliners include Allen Toussaint, John Boutte, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Charmaine Neville, Preservation Hall Brass Band, Don Vappie and the Creole Serenaders and others. Saturday features Ellis Marsalis, Carl LeBlanc, Sharon Martin, Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Treme Brass Band and others. On Sunday, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Wendell Brunious, Jeremy Davenport and others perform and there are dance lessons with the NOLA Jitterbugs. The Swing Dolphins, a Japanese youth jazz band that received instruments from the Tipitina’s Foundation after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, performs Saturday. Inside the Mint, the scholarly portion of the festival features seminars about Louis Armstrong’s recordings, filmed appearances, travels and his influence on jazz. One seminar examines the recordings Armstrong kept in his own collection (Miles Davis’ interpretation of Porgy and Bess, blue recordings by Redd Foxx) and tapes he made with his own introductions to music he liked. There’s also a preview of tracks on the forthcoming nine-CD boxed set Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and His All Stars (from 1947-1958). Music and seminars are free. Visit the website for details. — WILL COVIELLO

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. NOLA TIMEBANKING, DYVERSECITY ETSY TRAINING. DyverseCity, 3932 Fourth St., (504) 439-4530 — Attendees can set up TimeBank accounts, learn how to run Etsy shops

or get computer coaching. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3431‎ — Group members help each other utilize the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. For details, contact Sarah at (504) 458-9965. 7 p.m. SATCHMO SUMMERFEST. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-

6993; museum/properties/usmint — The 13th annual festival celebrates Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and his musical legacy. The event features brass bands and other local musicians playing traditional and contemporary jazz, as well as seminars about Armstrong, food and drink from local vendors, children’s activities and more. For more information visit Admission free. Through Sunday. PAGE 53


IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC BIKE RIDE. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy live music with no cover charge. More information is available at www. nolasocialride. 6 p.m.

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THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888 — A different musician performs every week at the event that includes food, mint juleps, wine, beer and soft drinks. Admission $10, $3 children ages 5-12. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY 2 16TH ANNUAL FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL. Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www. — The New Orleans Film Society and the Consulat General de France a la Nouvelle-Orleans present a weeklong festival of French film. For showtimes and titles, see Gambit’s film listings. Through Aug. 8. EAT! DRINK! SOFAB! ANNUAL GALA. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7032; — Specialty cocktails from Bayou Rum, beer, wine, and farm-to-table cuisine from Purloo will be available. Farm to Table panelists will attendand there will be a silent auction. A patron party precedes the gala by an hour. For tickets, visit Gala $90, patron party $160. 7 p.m.

FIRST FRIDAYS ON FULTON. Harrah’s Casino, 1 Canal St., (504) 533-6000; — The casino hosts live music, crawfish and food and drink samples from Fulton Street restaurants on the first Friday of every month. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The four-part weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demo. Admission included in cost of musuem entry. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. LAGNIAPPE CLASSIC DOG SHOW. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 465-9985; www.pontchartraincenter.

com — Nearly 1,000 dogs, representing 124 different breeds and varieties recognized by the American Kennel Club, compete for the title Best in Show in a series of contests. The event is free, and vendors will be present. 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. through Monday. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART SPEAKEASY. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org — There will be food, drinks, music, film, comedy, activities and lectures at the closing celebration of the museum’s World’s Fair exhibit. Dressing in 1920s attire is welcomed. Check the Facebook and Twitter NOMA1910 profiles for the speakeasy password. 5 p.m. to midnight. OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. — Produce, seafood and more will be available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 3 COVINGTON ART MARKET. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — The market features a variety of works from local and regional artists, including jewelry, crafts, photography, paintings and more. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 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) 3628661 — The weekly rain-orshine market features more than 30 vendors offering a range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PAINT DROP-OFF. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St.,

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The kennel clubs of Metairie and Louisiana co-host the Lagniappe Classic four-day all-breed dog show. The event features 1,300 entrants representing more than 100 breeds and varieties recognized by the American Kennel Club, from toy poodles and bulldogs to Great Danes. (pictured: Metairie-resident Kathy Mentz, president of the Bulldog Club of Louisiana, Lagniappe Classic AUG with her award-winning Grand 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thu.-Sun. Champion Shooting Stars Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Empress of Millcoats at the Williams Blvd., Kenner, 2011 Lagniappe Classic.) There are new competitions (504) 465-9985; www. each day, resulting in awards in individual classes and best in show. There also are puppy classes for many breeds. A vendor fair features jewelry, pet gear, pet photographers, veterinarians and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dry or canned dog food donation for the Pontchartrain Center Pet Food Drive, which benefits local shelters. Admission is free. — WILL COVIELLO


(504) 899-9119 — Whole Foods and the Green Project offer a monthly paint drop-off event. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard., Kenner, (504) 468-7231; www.kenner. — The twice-monthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy, homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. 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 www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHITE LINEN NIGHT 2013. 300 to 700 blocks of Julia Street — Many art galleries in the area open new shows for this celebration of the arts season, and along Julia Street there are food and drink booths and live music. There’s an after party at the Contemporary Arts Center. For details on open exhibits, see Gambit’s art listings.

SUNDAY 4 ADULTS/SWIM. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444 — The hotel opens its rooftop pool to the public at events featuring DJs, drink specials, food, bottle service packages and more. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. SOFAB COOKING DEMO. Crescent City Farmers Market, corner of Governor Nicholls and French Market Place; www. crescentcityfarmersmarket. org — Local chefs cook their signature dishes. 2 p.m.

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FAMILY TUESDAY 30 TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m. PAGE 54


FARM TO TABLE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — The inaugural symposium on farm-to-table living features demonstrations from local and visiting chefs and mixologists, roundtable discussions, film screenings and more. To register, visit www.f2t-int. com. Through Sunday.


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THURSDAY 1 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FITNESS AND DANCE WEDNESDAY 31 TAI CHI/CHI KUNG. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 456-5000; www.noma. org — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, general admission $5. 6 p.m.

THURSDAY 1 SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — Women of all levels of expertise are invited to dance, discuss and dine together at this healthfocused event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.




HOW WE GOT TO THE FUNK. Tulane University, 1430 Tulane Ave. — Jawole Zollar, Urban Bush Women founder, hosts a social dance class and dance party, examining how black dances from the 1950s through the 1970s are connected to major historical events. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 3 JAZZ YOGA. Jazz National Historical Park, 916 N. Peters St., (504) 589-4841 — A yoga instructor conducts a class while a pianist plays jazz. 10 a.m. YOGA. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org — The museum holds yoga classes. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, general admission $5. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY 4 SUNDAY SWING. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; — Swing dance lessons are given and local musicians play classic tunes from the World War II era. 1 p.m. SWING DANCE LESSON WITH AMY & CHANCE. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St.,


(504) 942-3731; www. — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m.

SPORTS TUESDAY 30 ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; www. — The Zephyrs play the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. 7 p.m

THURSDAY 1 ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; www. — The Zephyrs play the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 3 ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; — The Zephyrs play the Reno Aces. 7 p.m.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013 SOWOMAN EXPO. To be a vendor or exhibitor of beauty products, fashion, home decor, health and wellness information, spa services, hairstyling, jewelry or other things of interest to people attending the Southern Woman Expo, register online at www. Deadline Sept. 15. CRESCENT CITY BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL. Restaurants and caterers interested in selling their food at the October festival can apply at www. Deadline is Friday. HUMANA COMMUNITIES BENEFIT GRANT. Humana awards a $100,000 grant to a local nonprofit working to improve health experiences or build healthy communities. Visit for details. Application deadline is July 30.

WORDS CHUCK HUSTMYRE. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses and signs The Axman of New Orleans. 1 p.m. Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. LOLIS ERIC ELIE. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author signs and discusses Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans. 6 p.m. Thursday.

LYNETTE NORRIS WILKINSON. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; www.neworleans. — The author signs and discusses Untold: The New Orleans 9th Ward you Never Knew. 11 a.m. Friday. SALLY NEWHART. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The author signs The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. 7 p.m. Tuesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. WALLACE HOFFMAN. Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Iberville St., (504) 5667006; www.starwoodhotels. com — The author signs and discusses 2012 Voter Guide. 3 p.m. Thursday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email for details. WHERE’S WALDO SCAVENGER HUNT. Notify a sales associate when you find the 6-inch Waldo at the following stores: Ah Ha!, A.K.A. Stella Gray, Baby Bump, Belladonna, Buffalo Exchange, Branch Out, Defend NOLA, Funrock’n Pop City, Garden District Book Shop, Judy at the Rink, Langford Market, Loomed NOLA, Make Me Up!, Mignon for Children, NO Fleas Market, NOLA Couture, Orient Expressed, Petcetera, Shops at 2011 Magazine, Spruce, Storyville and Zuka Baby. You will be given a stamp book or, if you already have one, your book will be stamped. The more stamps you accumulate, the better prizes you’ll get at a party on Wednesday, the last day of the contest. ZOE VENDITOZZI. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The author signs Anywhere’s Better Than Here. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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If you are starting from scratch with no contacts, you can go to the web to get some helpful salary information. offers data on salaries, bonuses, and incentive pay for various job titles (not by specificbaf/rv/rv companies) that are obtained from HR staff, and you can expect to pay between $30 and $80 for a customized report, although some generalized information is free.


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Although I did mention that it is usually best to put salary negotiations toward the end of the interview and selection process, it is acceptable to address the issue at the end of the interview. As the interview concludes, most interviewers will ask if you have any questions. If salary has not been mentioned at any point previously, you can consider leading with your enthusiasm about the possibility of working for the company, state what you know you can bring to the table, and then say, “I don’t recall any mention of the salary. Can you share what the salary range is for a top candidate?” Hallie, here is a summary of my suggestions for you in attempting to gauge the salary of a position as you are in the job search process: • Tap your social media and personal networks to uncover salary information. In many cases, your contact may know another person with exactly the information you need.

• Feel free toward the end of the interview process to inquire about the salary range being offered. In many cases, you may be in a position to negotiate a modest increase if you are selected. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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Come in off that long road!! New long term customer contracts! Hiring 10 drivers immediately need Class A w/ Tank Hazmat TWIC. Local, Regional and LP hauling. Plenty of home-time PLUS: Free Medical & Dental with Bonuses. Martin Transport , Reserve, LA. Apply @ 1-888-380-5516


Installation and Maintenance crew positions. Must have at least 2 years Horticultural Experience, own transportation, and be Self-motivated with leadership ability. Good pay and benefits available. Call (504) 862-9177 or Fax resume to: (504) 862-9100.

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Interested in an AT&T Outside Plant Technician career? Come to our Hiring Event this Saturday, August 3rd. Anytime between 9am and 3pm. This Saturday, you can apply, test, interview and get hired on the spot! Best Western Landmark Hotel 2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana, 70002 (Near I-10 and Causeway Blvd) Anytime between 9am and 3pm. You’ll learn all about our Technician careers and meet with AT&T Staffing and Hiring Managers. Go to to learn more or if you’re unable to attend the event this Saturday. You can also get a head start by completing your application online.


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50,000 mi. Good condition. Vintage Air Stream. Succession. Priced to Sell. Good condition. By owner, $6,000 OBO. Call (504) 220-3075.


2002 Dodge passenger, full size truck door. $80. (504) 362-0647


Psychotherapy process group for adults experiencing addiction issue of any kind. Pleasant, private downtown location. No-12 step based. $45. Tuesdays 6 p.m. (504) 684-5368 or


Enroll Now for Day or Evening Classes. Call (504) 456-3141 today for more info about our Clinical Medical Assisting Program, Dental Assisting Program, Massage Therapy Program or Dialysis Technician Program. Blue Cliff College Metairie Main & Satellite Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Dept of Education. Visit our website at faq.shtml.


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Clinical massage, Metairie office. Flexible hours. Early-AM/Late-PM avail. $65 one-hr incall, discounts & outcalls avail. Glenn, LA#1562; 504.554.9061.


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


For mind, body and soul combining multiple techniques. Two Uptown Locations. For apt call Kelly @ 931-4239. LA #1648


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

NOEL ROCKMORE ORIGINAL PAINTING “MARDE GRAS MADNESS” 28”X22” OIL/MASONITE 1979 Features Larry Bornstein founder of Preservation Hall & Other N.O. characters


Chain link, vinyl coated with 1 gate. Large. $600. Call (504) 520-0912 for information & sizes.

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $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


Persian Tribal Hand Knotted, Hand Dyed. 75-85% Off Retail (504) 858-7595 Corner of 1st & Tchoupitoulas St.


Clay Baker Roaster 6” x 4: x 3”. Never Used. Sells New for $30.00, will sell for $18 Presto Fry Daddy Deep Fryer. Perfect Condition. Sells New for $29.95, will sell for $18 Toastmaster Electric Juicer, 34 oz. Never Used. Sells New for $23.00, will sell for $12 Oster Belgian Waffle Maker. Perfect Condition. Sells New for $25.00, will sell for for $13 PLEASE CAL NORTHSHORE 985-8097777, LEAVE MESSAGE WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND I’LL CALL YOU BACK ASAP.

Chocolate/White Pointer 1-year-old, 50 pounds. Gentle disposition. Loves car rides, walks & sleeping on your pillow. Fully vetted & house trained. Call 504975-5971 or 504-874-0598.

FLAMBEAUX - Fluffy Lap Kitten

Flambeaux loves, loves, loves to snuggle in a lap. He can be a little shy at first, but quickly turns into a complete lovebug. Flambeaux is about 6 months old and would love to join a family with another cat or two. Call 504-454-8200;

KASIA - Adorable Kitten

Kasia is a precious 8-month-old kitten ready for a loving home. She is cute with a fun, loving personality. She would make a great addition to any family. Call 504-454-8200; adopt@

Piddy’s owner lost her home & job and had to give up her cats. Piddy is missing a warm lap, gentle strokes, and a best friend. She is sweet, calm and gentle. Piddy is about 5 years old/fully vetted. Call 504-454-8200;


Tan/White Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. Short legs, long body. 4-years-old. Loves car rides, walks & snuggling. Gets along with everyone. Fully vetted & house trained. Call 504-975-5971 or 504-874-0598.

TRIXIE - And a Promise

Trixie’s owner was a volunteer and dear friend of SpayMart. Before Trixie’s owner passed away, SpayMart promised to find homes for her cats. Trixie is sweet, full of personality, yearning to be part of a family again. Please help us keep our promise! Call 454-8200;

Trixie and a Promise!

Trixie’s owner was a volunteer & dear friend of SpayMart. Before Trixie’s owner passed away, she asked SpayMart to find homes for her cats when she died. A promise made & the cats were flown to New Orleans. Trixie is a sweetie, full of life & personality; yearning to be part of a family again. Please help us keep our promise!

Call or email: 504-454-8200,

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Twin 4 Cylinder Detroit Deisel Ready To Catch Shrimp Call 337-685-5111 or 337-5223995.


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


Large “rock looking” fountain. $60 (504) 39-6046

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Lapavoni Carina Picola Expresso Cappiccino Appliance Excellent Condition. NEW $750. ASKING $500. Call (347) 525-3262.

Fawn/Blonde Staffordshire Terrier 1-year-old, 50 pounds. Fully vetted & house trained. Loves leashed walks, car rides & snuggling on the couch & in bed. Call 504-975-5971 or 504874-0598.

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Solid pine. 6” long x 6 1/2” high x 20” deep. Top left has glass door, 3 mirrored shelves & is lighted. Right side holds 36” TV or shelving. Bottom is storage. Perfect condition. $2100 invested, $600. (504) 338-3088 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


JIMMY Kennel #A20052574

Tzu who has been bounced around from shelter to shelter and owner to owner due to no fault of her own. Still a happy-golucky gal who likes to play fetch, loves squeaky toys and enjoys belly rubs, Trixie would love to find a PERMANENT home to call her own. To meet Trixie 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.

Jimmy is a 4-month-old, neutered, jet black DSH who was surrendered because his family was moving (without him). Jimmy is a playful and inquisitive lad who just knows his new home will be a forever home. To meet Jimmy 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. 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







Adoption: A Suburban life, Secure future, Love & Laughter for your Newborn. Expenses Paid. Call Maria anytime at 1-866-429-0222.

LEGAL NOTICES Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any descendants of Minnie Miller please call Michael Joseph, Jr., attorney at (504) 453-4769. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any relative or heir to Dorothy Mae Lewis Collar a/k/a Dorothy Mae Lewis, please contact Matthew Moghis, attorney, at (504) 836-6500, located at One Galleria Boulevard, Suite 1400, Metairie, La 70001 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Bruce Wayne Daniel or any of his heirs, please contact atty. E. Appleberry at 504-362-7800 or 405 Gretna Blvd. Suite 107 Gretna LA 70053. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DIANE JONES ELLIS, DIVORCED WIFE BY FIRST MARRIAGE OF MICHAEL PETE, NOW WIFE OF/AND DANIEL R. ELLIS, SR. A/K/A DANNY R. ELLIS, SR., please contact Justin A. Reese Atty., 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of David Lifschultz, please call Michael Joseph, Jr., attorney at (504) 4534769. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Emmanuel Okugu, please contact Matthew Moghis, attorney, at (504) 836-6500, located at One Galleria Boulevard,Suite 1400, Metairie, LA 70001

Whereas the Executrix, of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN AND TO: A CERTAIN LOT OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, thereunto, or in anywise belonging to, or appertaining, situated in the FOURTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, in SQUARE NO. 399, bounded by JACKSON AVENUE, PHILIP and WILLOW STREETS and CLAIBORNE AVENUE, designated as LOT NO. 14, and measuring 30 feet front on Jackson Avenue, by 103 feet between parallel lines. All as shown on plan of Adloe Orr, Jr., annexed to an act before Richard Voelker, Notary Public, dated December 27, 1961, said Lot 14 commences 120 feet from the corner of Jackson Avenue. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: TEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED THIRTY AND NO/100 ($10,230.00) DOLLARS, upon the following conditions, to-wit: all cash at the act of sale, less usual vendors’ costs and fees as provided in the Agreement to Sell, with this succession to receive a prorata portion of the net proceeds. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent

herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Gambit: 7/30/13 & 8/20/13 and The Louisiana Weekly


IN RE: RUTHIE DANIELS SINGLETON NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas, the Curator of the above captioned Interdiction has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the following immovable property: TRACT 1: A CERTAIN PORTION OF GROUND, together with all of the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Sixth District of the City of New Orleans, in Square No. 516, bounded by Peniston, S. Franklin, Saratoga and General Taylor Streets, measuring 45 feet front and Peniston Street, by a depth, between parallel lines, of 110 feet and is composed of the whole of Lot No. 3, measuring 30 feet front on Peniston Street, and

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Quality Custom Drapes, Shades, Blinds, Beddings, Decorator Fabrics & Trim, Rods & Hardware. Installation & Design Services. (504) 398-4943


Small & Big Jobs - We Do It All Custom cabinets, carpentry, painting, sheetrock, ceramic, roofs, soffit & vinyl siding, kitchen & baths. Call (504) 324-9585


Lawn Mowing, Edging,Weeding, Raking, Bagging, Blowing, Branch Trimming, Pruning. Also Home Repairs & Maintenance. Quality services at affordable rates! New Orleans & surrounding areas. (504) 377-5844


Color change-out, pruning, mulching, seasonal color, fertilizing, etc. Garden lighting & irrigation installation. Licensed with 20yrs exp.


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Being the same property acquired from Drayades Building and Loan Association on June 20, 1919 by act before Harry L. Loomis, Jr., Notary Public, registered in COB 808, folio 162; and further acquired together with Madeline Lehmann from the Succession of Gustave J. Lehmann 197-719 CDC, registered in COB 427, folio 82. and TRACT 2: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the SIXTH DISTRICT of this City, in Square No. 516, ST. JOSEPH, bounded by PENISTON, LOYOLA, GENERAL TAYLOR and SARATOGA STREETS, designated by the No. 4-A on a plan of survey made by Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated August 17th, 1956, a copy of which is attached to Vendor’s acquisition before the undersigned Notary, this even date, and according to which said lot commences at a distance of 92 feet, 7 inches and 4 lines from the corner of Saragoga Street, and measures thence 45 feet front on Peniston Street, the same in width in the rear, by a depth of 110 feet between equal and parallel lines. The improvements on said lot are designated by the Municipal No. 2118 Peniston Street. Being the same property acquired by Vendor from Dan S. Scharff, as per act before the undersigned Notary, this even date, registered in COB 610 folio 335. Upon the following terms and conditions: Eighty Five Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($85,000.00) pursuant to the following terms and conditions: cash as provided by the purchase agreement annexed to the Petition filed on or after July 19, 2013 as Exhibit “B”. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, 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: Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court Attorney: Georgia K. Thomas Address: 200 N. Cate St. Hammond, LA 70401 Telephone: 985-542-8500 Gambit: 7/30/13 & 8/20/13 The Administrator has filed an application to refinance the property located at 3213 Chippewa Street, in the Succession of James Douglass Crain, III, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Case Number 2013-6799, Division C-10. An Order may be issued on this application after the expiration of seven days from the publication of this Notice. An opposition may be filed at anytime prior to the issuance of an Order. No Hunting or Trespassing on all lands owned by the Edward Wisner Donation in Jefferson, St. John the Baptist & Lafourche parishes. All violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


NO. 2006-5182 DIV. B SUCCESSION OF MORRIS BURRELL, JR. and wife, CLARA BURRELL Whereas the Administrator of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN AND TO: A CERTAIN LOT OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, thereunto, or in anywise belonging to, or appertaining, situated in the FOURTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, in SQUARE NO. 399, bounded by JACKSON AVENUE, PHILIP and WILLOW STREETS and CLAIBORNE AVENUE, designated as LOT NO. 14, and measuring 30 feet front on Jackson Avenue, by 103 feet between parallel lines. All as shown on plan of Adloe Orr, Jr., annexed to an act before Richard Voelker, Notary Public, dated December 27, 1961, said Lot 14 commences 120 feet from the corner of Jackson Avenue and Claiborne Avenue. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: TEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($10,230.00) DOLLARS, upon the following conditions, to-wit: all cash at the act of sale, less usual vendors’ costs and fees as provided in the Agreement to Sell, with this succession to receive its prorata share of the net proceeds. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of ten (10) days, from the date of the publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: William P. Curry, Jr. Address: 8020 Crowder Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70127 Telephone: (504) 242-7882 Gambit: 7/30/13 and The Louisiana Weekly

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 2010-10108 DIV. D IN RE: SUCCESSION OF AUGUST J. WEBER NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE SALE Notice is given that the administratrix of the Succession of August J. Weber has, in accordance with the provisions of Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 3281, petitioned the above referenced court for authority to sell the following described immovable property at private sale for the sum of ONE-HUNDRED SIXTY-THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS CASH ($160,000.00): A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges and servitudes thereunto belonging or appertaining, situated in the 6th District, Square 609, bounded by Soniat, S. Robertson, Valmont and Freret streets beginning at a distance of 165 feet from the corner of Soniat and South Robertson Streets and measures 35 feet front on Soniat Street By 120 feet, between equal and parallel lines; as appears from a sketch of the said lot of ground made by Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated 10/4/39 and endorsed with the words and figures: “July 23, 1943, House located H.L.G.”, a blueprint whereof is annexed to the act by which mortgagor acquired said property. Acquired by an act before John T. Charbonnet, Notary Public, dated 8/8/52, COB 583 Folio 230. The improvements bear Municipal Number 2314 Soniat Street. Being the same property August J. Weber and Veronica Weber Points acquired an interest by Judgment of Possession rendered on August 31, 1984, in the Succession of Mercedes Scineaux Weber, CDC No. 84-14445, Div. “B” and recorded at NA Number 84-567395 and at COB Book 797, Folio 237. Being the same property Byron Joseph Adams II, Thea Maria Adams Marvin, and Temeka Points Hampton acquired an interest by Judgment of Possession rendered in the Succession of Veronica Weber Points, CDC No. 87-20735, Div. “J” and recorded at NA Number 93-20520 and Conveyance Office Instrument Number 68990. 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. Attorney: Ryan P. Reece Address: 4933 Utica St. Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 899-1234 Gambit: 7/9/13 & 7/30/13

CANDIDATE QUALIFYING NOTICE Candidate Qualifying for the October 19, 2013 Special Election for Judge- Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court, Section C and Judge, 2nd Parish Court, Division B will be held Wednesday, August 14h thru Friday August 16th, 2013. The hours of qualifying will be 8:30AM-4:30PM each day. On Wednesday and Thursday, interested parties may qualify on the East Bank at the Joseph Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. Suite 603 Jefferson, La. 70181 or on the West Bank at the General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St. Suite 5600 Gretna, La. 70053. *On Friday, August 16th , 2013 , qualifying will be held only in the General Government Building on the West Bank*.

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the adjoining 15 feet of Lot No. 2 on Peniston Street. Which lot or portion of ground herein sold, according to survey made by W.J. Seghers, Surveyor, dated February 19, 1915, a blue print of which is being annexed to act before Harry L. Loomis, Jr., Notary Public, on May 6, 1915, is designated by the Letter “B” and is distant from Saratoga Street 47 feet 9 inches.


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4 bedrooms,2 full baths • 2750 sq ft • $225,000 New 5 ton unit, granite countertops in kitchen & master bath. Personal wetbar in master bed

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3527 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie.

Quality and location say it all! Quality is the word that describes this beautiful new construction built by a tried and true builder who has been building homes for decades. This is a beautiful open floor plan, gorgeous granite counters and a master bath to die for with beautiful tile work. Also, both front and back covered porches, windows galore, security system, and crown molding throughout. This one is hard to beat.

1316 Choctaw Ave. • $340,000 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath

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Gorgeous estate w/10 stall barn w/apt, guesthouse w/full kit. Main home 3BR,3BA + open family & dining room w/window walls, in law qtrs w/priv. entrance. Floors & fixtures imported from Mexico. Solarium, 64x12 veranda, huge workshop, pool, fenced & cross fenced for horses, arena, ponds & more.


Approx 1,350 usable sq.ft.

15-year old Bucktown beauty has it all: high ceilings, fireplace, open floor plan has fabulous kitchen with granite counters overlooking large back yard with great patio/deck and hot tub.

Darlene Gurievsky 2nd floor of 2 story office building. Parking, efficiency kitchen, storage room, mens and womens restrooms, reception area, conference rooms, private office.

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Custom Home. Open floor plan. Master separate from other. Granite counters, kit & bath, brick fp/wall in den. storm windows, vaulted ceiling in den. Large lot w/double car detached garage; fruit trees; beautiful landscaped. monitored alarm. Home warranty included. Home renovated after Issac.

A VERY CUSTOM DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4BR/4BA. Large Master Suite down with 2 wlk-in closets. Jacuzzi, spa shower, steam sauna, exercise room overlooks pool. $775K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. klee@gardnerrealtors. com Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

LOVE THE OUTDOORS! 4BR/4BA, large patio with brick floors, wood ceil w/3 outdr fans, ceil lights, fish pond. Lg mstr w/ fireplce, custm closet, spa & bath. Liv area w/ fireplace, blt-in shlves, HD wiring, surround sound, patio view. Granite in Kit. More! $335K.

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I have sold Uptown, Metairie & the West Bank in the last 4 mos. I am here to help you sell your home! Let my 25 yrs of exp in Construction & Real Estate assist you! CONSULT WITH THE REAL ESTATE EXPERTS OF NEW ORLEANS! www.Francher


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


Duplex in Harvey

Newly renovated! 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, each side. All electric, carpet throughout. Owner will finance. Approx $20,000/yr income. For details call Stan at (504) 258-0890 or 366-4463.







Granite Throughout. 3 Beds 2 Bath 1440SQFT. Hardwood Floors T.O Oak Creek Homes NOLA (504) 265-9602

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217 20th St., NOLA, LA 70124, $449k Custom home under construction, 4BR/31/2 BA 2530 appx sq ft living, 2650 appx sq ft total. Hdwd flrs, granite kit, great open fl plan. Act soon & new homeowner may have option to choose some finishes! Madeline Suer 504.343.0262,Grandeur Brokers, Inc., 504.456.2961



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(504) 265-9602 Elevated Camp Style Home. Turnkey Project. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1655 sq ft. 140MPH Wind Load Min.

METAIRIE -2 units 1/1, CA&H, gr. cttps, hdwd flrs $685, 2 BR/ 1.5BA, CA & H Really nice! $880 FRENCH QUARTER 421 Burgundy , 2 story, 1BR, CA&H $1395 TREME 1BR $685 UPTOWN 2 BR on Napoleon. Renov’t w/gr cntpps. Call for Info Ian Cockburn, Broker – John Anthony Realty LLC 3919A Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70119 | 504-615-2333 | 504-233-3325 (O) | 504-486-9503 (F)Licensed by LA Real Estate Commission. Property Management Also Available

317 Ballentine St. Beach Cottage in the Bay. Walk 2 1/2 blks to the beach, Old Towne, Depot Dist. 2 BR,1 Bath, Screen Porch, LR, Den, Eat In Kit, Study, Deck, Large Yard, All Appliances. Needs TLC. Susan@Property New Orleans Call 504 231-2445.

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1 BR apt with new granite in kit & bath. King Master w/wall of closets. Kit w/ all built-ins. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/ agent, $724/mo. 504-236-5776.


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


1 br, LR/DR combo, large furn kitchen w/breakfast area, wd flrs, cvr’d pkg. No Pets. $700/mo. Water pd. 504450-0850.

6751 Colbert • New Orleans 70124


Gorgeous custom home in Lakeview! 4BR/3.5Ba, Lovely great open floor plan boasts Brazilian cherry hdwd floors downstairs, custom built-ins and cabinetry, gorgeous granite, huge pantry, butler’s pantry, 10ft ceilings & 8 ft doors. 3629 living, 4877 ttl. Must see! $659,000 Take a virtual tour


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Gorgeous custom home in Lakeview! 4BR/4BA. Open flr plan boasts Brazilian cherry hdwd flrs downstairs, custom built-ins & cabinetry, gorgeous granite, huge pantry, butler’s pantry, 10’ ceilings & 8 ‘ doors. 3629 living, 4877 ttl. Must see! Take a virtual tour http://fotosoldtour. com/?p=3102 Madeline Suer, Realtor, Grandeur Brokers, Inc 504-456-2961 office, 504-343-0262 cell

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1275 sq. ft. Townhouse. 2 large bedrms w/walk-in closets. Furn kit, w/d, fenced yard & deck. Parking for 1 in driveway. Small pets OK. Quiet street. $1100 + dept. (504) 456-1718.


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

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3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1300 SQFT. Hard Floors Throughout. Nice Porch. Hardy Siding. Oak Creek Homes NOLA (504) 265-9602


Lower apt in 4 plex. Lg LR, 2BR/1BA, kit & dining area. Many closets, o/s pkng. $725 /mo + deposit. (504) 834-3465 To Advertise in


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Take FIRST mortgage on renovated mid-city 4-plex. Minimum 3 yrs. 5%. LTV approx 50%. $140,000. 504-6387332


3 BR, 2 BA 1,450 sf Located on a fenced corner lot. Beautiful kitchen, lots of cabinets, ceramic tile floors, granite counters, open floor plan. Seller to give $3000 at closing. Call Kimberly or The Realty Krewe. For Sale by Agent Broker, $169,900. Call (504) 236-9969 or


SO BR/2BA $329,000

Contemporary Arts & Crafts Cottage in high demand, safe area Uptown, near univerisities. 1500 sq. ft. O/S parking w/elect gate. Newly updated, truly move-in condition. Home Warranty. FSBO. Agents protected 2% Email:

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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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REDUCED! 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, $190,000.


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Close to Bywater/Marigny. Near bus. Real nice 2 bedroom, carport, wd hookups. Section 8 OK. $950/month. Call Eddie (504) 481-1204


2BR/2.5BA, Elevator, Garden View, W/D on premises. No dogs. 1 yr lease. $1,800/mo. 520 St. Louis St. (504) 524-5462





1 BR/1 BA, Central AC, hardwood floors except in kitchen & BR, steel fridge & range, stackable WD in unit, shared courtyard, gated entrance. MUST SEE!

Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitchen $525/mo. 2 A/C’s. Stove, refrigerator, Wi-Fi, Water Pd, No Pets/Smokers/ Children. (504) 486-1600.


Completely renov, 1/2 dbl, 1BR, 1BA, hdwd flrs, new appls, ceil fans, wtr pd. $700/mo+dep. Call 504-899-5544


1 BR, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge, Secure Parking, $925.00/ mo, $950.00/deposit. Call (504) 251-4667. Leave message.

NEW CONSTRUCTION 217 20th Street

New Orleans, LA 70124

$449k Custom home under construction 4bedrooms 3 1/2 baths 2530 appx sq ft living 2650 appx sq ft total

Hardwood floors, granite kitchen, great open floor plan Act soon and new homeowner may have option to choose some finishes Madeline Suer, Realtor • Grandeur Brokers, Inc 504-456-2961 office • 504-343-0262 cell



Recent Renovation. 1 blk City Park betw Carrollton/Cty Pk Ave, 3 lg rms cent a/h w/d hdwd flrs, ceil fans, thruout. Avail immed. $1050/mo. 504-234-0877.


On beautiful Ursulines St. Recently updated 2BR/1.5BA, W/D, fridge, dishwasher, stove. Fenced. On street pkng. No pets. $1750 + deposit & refs. Call (504) 460-2593


1205 ST CHARLES/$1050

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. No pets. Avail now Call 504-442-0573/985-871-4324.


3BR/2BA, Dbl shotgun w/2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in low crime neighborhood. Close to Whole Foods, dining, and Audubon Park. Near Loyola and Tulane Universities. $1,200/mo. Call (504) 261-6312.


Fully furnished 1 bedroom. On site security & pkng. Available now! Call (504) 466-8362 or cell, (504) 453-1159


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


Small charming Garden Dist cottage, cen a/h, furn kit, use of crtyd & w/d, no big dogs please. $900/mo. Call 504-319-0531.


2 BR/1.5 BA Large. Wood Floors, All Appliances, Balconies, Outdoor Kitchen, Hot Tub. Must See! Free Wifi and Cable! Agent/Broker. $1795 (504) 451-1863


Elegant furn Vict, 1 BR apt near Audubon Pk. Tulane & Whole Foods. 12’ ceils, wd flrs, stone counter, custom cabinetry,ss appl. CA&H. dw, w&d, landscaped crtyd w/fountain, Tastefully furn’d. Cable, int, water pd. Pets neg. Ref/Dep & 1 Yr lse req. $1400/mo. Avail 8/1/13. (504) 914-0118.


3 bedrooms, 1.5 ba, lr, dr, furn kit, hdwd flrs, cen a/h, w/d, 1500 sf, 12’ ceils, $1400/mo. Call 504-952-5102


With Mature, Prof’l Female. Private bed & bath. Alll utilities, Cox, internet & fax. Use of LR, DR, kit, W&D. O/S pkng. Owner has private area in rear. $850/mo + deposit. (504) 236-8531




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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