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HEY BLAKE, SOME FRIENDS AND I WERE HAVING A NOSTALGIC CONVERSATION RECENTLY ABOUT THE CITY AND THE OLD A&G CAFETERIAS. NO ONE COULD REMEMBER WHAT THE A AND G INITIALS REPRESENTED. RANDY SMITH

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work and was chairman of the Board of Trustees of Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Ganus also was instrumental in founding the Carrollton School, later known as the Lake Terrace School, which after his death was named the Clifton L. Ganus School. It was demolished after Hurricane Katrina In addition, Ganus was a member of the board of the New Orleans Area Boy Scouts Council and the Boy Scouts of America. He also was a member of the board of the YMCA and the Chamber of Commerce, and was former president of the Young Mens’ Business Club. Ganus died Sept. 20, 1955 after a long illness.

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HEY BLAKE, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE 3RD DISTRICT FERRY THAT RAN BETWEEN THE FRENCH MARKET/ ESPLANADE AVE. AND PATTERSON STREET IN ALGIERS POINT? MICHAEL

DEAR MICHAEL, This ferry began operation in 1923 and lost money every year. In 1949, it was forced out of operation for about five months when the landing on the East Bank was smashed by runaway barges. In April 1958, an ordinance was introduced at a City Council meeting authorizing the Algiers Public Service Company Inc. to discontinue service because of the opening of the new Mississippi River Bridge (the Crescent City Connection). It was decided “the Third District Ferry was no longer a necessity to the traveling public.”


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“I had no friends that testified.” — Former New Orleans City Councilmember and state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt Feb. 24, minutes after Judge Ivan Lemelle declared a mistrial due to deadlock in her federal trial on charges she violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The U.S. Attorney’s office indicated it would retry Gill Pratt on the same charges.

Charles in Charge WITH GROWING SENIORITY AND FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES, U.S. REP. CHARLES BOUSTANY IS FEELING HIS POLITICAL OATS — AND FIGHTING FOR HIS POLITICAL LIFE.

“In New Orleans we’ve only gotten 30 percent of the population back.” — Former New Orleans “recovery czar” Ed Blakely, in an interview Feb. 23 on Australian radio. The most recent U.S. Census figures estimate 75 percent of the population has returned to the city in the five and a half years since Hurricane Katrina.

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State lawmakers will In the upcoming redisconvene a special sestricting fight, Rep. Charles sion March 20 to Boustany’s biggest chalredraw many political lenge may come from a lines. Their plans ultifellow Republican. mately require U.S. Justice Department approval — and even then, any plan can be challenged in court. Boustany says the delegation agreed to five principles: • One House member will have to “draw the minority district,” the majority African-American district required by the Voting Rights Act. That district undoubtedly will include New Orleans, but because Louisiana is losing a congressional seat, it is likely to stretch up the Mississippi River toward Baton Rouge. • Adhering to the concept of two districts in north Louisiana, ensuring Shreveport and Monroe maintain their traditional power bases. • There should be a district for East Baton Rouge PAGE 11

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“I’m like the puppeteer. I sit down with the staff I have and the consultants, and we discuss where we need to go, whom we need to see, what the issues are. Then they will go to the Hill.” — Former Rep. Charlie Melancon, now senior vice president of government relations for the International Franchise Association (IFA). The IFA, located on Washington D.C.’s K Street — Lobbyists’ Row — has a stated mission “to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs.” Federal law forbids former U.S. Representatives from becoming lobbyists for a year after they leave office, but as USA Today put it in a Feb. 22 story, “they can work for lobbying firms, trade associations and consulting groups to provide behind-the-scenes advice.”

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along with local philanthropists Jessica Bride and Nick Mayor, is now taking applications for the new John Besh & Bride Mayor Scholarship, which will provide one minority recipient a nine-month course of study at the French Culinary Institute in New York City and a twomonth paid internship at a restaurant in the John Besh Restaurant Group. More information is available at www.chefsmove.org; the application deadline is April 30.

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a New York architect, will transform a vacant lot on Central City’s Simon Bolivar Avenue into “Planters Grove,” featuring 16 bald cypress trees, a swamp garden and solar lighting. Smith is constructing four of what he calls “urban oases” around the country, with New Orleans being the first. Planters Grove is scheduled to be completed by the end of March.

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ongressmen Charles Boustany and Cedric Richmond don’t have much in common on the surface. Boustany is a 55-year-old Republican heart surgeon from Lafayette and the grandson of a Lebanese immigrant. He’s known for being thoughtful and shrewd, and has six years of experience on the Hill. Richmond, 37, is a smooth-talking New Orleans attorney and a Democratic freshman. When he was a member of the state House, Richmond was considered part of the backbone of the Legislative Black Caucus. He was known for hitting Red Stick’s bars and clubs. Yet when it comes to hurricane recovery policy, this odd couple is on the same page. Recently, they teamed up to push legislation to extend the Gulf Opportunity Zone Low Income Housing Tax Credit through 2012. The program, a remnant of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, encourages developers and investors to rebuild in devastated areas. Boustany and Richmond even issued a joint news release about the legislation. The two may join together for another reason. Boustany’s 7th Congressional District soon may bump up against Richmond’s 2nd District, long owned by metro New Orleans. The backstory lies in a politicians-only meeting in Washington, D.C. last year. Every member of Louisiana’s House delegation was present and had an equal voice. Redistricting — more specifically, the matter of losing one congressional district due to stagnant population figures over the last decade — topped the agenda. “We as a delegation voted on principles,” Boustany recalls. The legislators weighed in cautiously, each obviously aware that potentially it could be their district that falls under the ax. Today the redistricting process is under way, and U.S. Census data are widely available.

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In mid-January, members of the House delegation had a dinner meeting with state Sen. Robert W. “Bob” Kostelka, a Monroe Republican who chairs the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee in the Louisiana Legislature. Kostelka’s Senate committee, along with its counterpart in the state House, oversees the redistricting process. According to sources familiar with the meeting, at some point during his visit Kostelka distributed maps to members of the congressional delegation — an opening salvo of sorts. While Kostelka has not returned calls requesting an interview, one map clearly displays Boustany’s wishes: It’s a proposed coastal district stretching from Terrebonne Parish through Landry’s base of New Iberia and into Lake Charles. Of course, it’s nothing more than speculation at this point. But it’s enough to fuel the now-raging BoustanyLandry wildfire. Louisiana Democrats hope the two men will obliterate each other politically. “The biggest threat to Boustany’s rising star in Washington will probably come from Jeff Landry, not Louisiana Democrats,” says one Democratic official. “Boustany may be a Washington insider with powerful friends, but none of that is going to help him in a street fight with Jeff Landry.” Last year, Landry took down a seasoned and well-liked politician: one-time state House Speaker Hunt Downer, whom Boustany had endorsed. Landry did it with a unique combination of support from the Christian Right and Tea Party advocates. He also raised a lot of money — only $200,000 less than Boustany, an incumbent, raised last year — against two wellfunded candidates. (Those constituencies might also find fault with Boustany’s past support of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is pro-choice, pro-gay rights and pro-gun control.) Landry also is on a bit of a hot streak. In elected office for less than two months, he already has appeared on Fox News and in a New York Times editorial for criticizing a recent federal oil spill report. As for redistricting, Landry supports a plan drafted by state Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Napoleonville, endorsed by parish councils and pushed by local officials. It would encompass the entire shoreline from Cameron to Plaquemines parishes, including Lafayette but excluding Boustany’s home base in Lake Charles. “Coastal issues have become among the most important for our state, and it’s time we speak with one voice,” Harrison says. “We need a fulltime spokesperson.” In previous interviews, Boustany and Landry offered careful words for the allcoastal plan: Landry: “These state senators, state representatives, and parish and local page 13

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Parish, which is the most populous parish in the state. • A new district will be needed for the New Orleans suburbs and nearby coastal parishes; it would be in the vicinity of Jefferson Parish and the southeastern shoreline. • There should be a Lafayette/coastal district that pulls in Lake Charles. For Boustany, there’s no principle more important than the last one. It would allow him to maintain his base in the current 7th District. The principles adopted at the meeting also would merge the 7th District with the western side of the 3rd District, including the New Iberia home of freshman Rep. Jeff Landry, a fellow Republican. That’s where things get sticky. “At no point in time did this delegation ever vote or come to a consensus on a set of principles or a redistricting map,” says Phillip Joffrion, Landry’s chief of staff. Joffrion says those principles were agreed to by the previous delegation — without his boss, who was seated as a freshman in January. Landry was elected in November to succeed former Rep. Charlie Melancon, a Democrat from Napoleonville, who lost a bid for the U.S. Senate and is already on his way to becoming a lobbyist. As the special redistricting session draws closer, Boustany is aggressively pushing the principles. In the process, some say he’s breaking an old rule among Louisiana’s congressional delegation: Tread carefully when you’re in another congressman’s district. Boustany staffers have been visiting editorial departments in the 3rd Congressional District, and folks involved with campaign fundraising in the coastal parishes contend Boustany “is quietly invading the 3rd District.” Right now, Boustany has the political gravitas to get his way. He’s a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. He’s Louisiana’s secondlongest serving House member, and he’s a personal friend of House Speaker John Boehner. “I’ve really gotten close to [Speaker Boehner] over the years,” Boustany says. “I was part of the small group that helped him become majority leader in 2006 [after Tom DeLay’s resignation]. It was a real underdog campaign, and I was one of the five or six people helping him run his House.” During the 2010 cycle, Boustany raised more than $1.6 million as an unopposed incumbent. He also can tap his personal resources when needed. Boustany brings that kind of focus to the redistricting process as well. His growing territorial feud with Landry has been well-covered by the media — except for how the feud started. In a way, the anecdote shows just how ingrained Boustany has become in the redistricting process, or just how lucky his cards are right now.

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issues. “A strong relationship with China is critical for Louisiana,” Boustany says. “Louisiana is a leader in global exports, thanks to our agriculture and petroleum industries, as well as the extensive port system along the coast.” The math is as convincing as the man: Louisiana is the fourth largest exporter to China among the 50 states, with more than $2.7 billion in exports through the third quarter of 2010. The gig also comes with amazing access. For example, last month Boustany had a private meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the U.S. Capitol. Trade is the new buzzword for Boustany and, once again, it could bring him national attention. In an effort to build on this policy front, Boustany is leveraging his position on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, where he chairs the oversight subcommittee. While sitting on the panel, Boustany has been able to lobby for free trade agreements and question key business leaders from across the country. Another minute he sounds like a statewide official, perhaps justifying rumors that the Jindal administration is keeping a close eye on his movements: “With one in five jobs in Louisiana dependent on trade, it is essential that we enact these agreements,” Boustany says. “The impact these agreements will have on our farmers and agricultural producers in Louisiana will be significant. By increasing our access to foreign markets, farmers across our state will gain new market opportunities. Additionally, imports of raw materials from other countries will decline, making Louisiana manufacturers more competitive.” In some respects, Boustany is elusive. He came from seemingly nowhere and now he’s in the middle of all sorts of intrigue. You also get the sense he is up for any challenge, political or otherwise. Maybe it was his medical training and real life experiences in the wake of Hurricane Rita. During those desperate first hours, Boustany and a single aide jumped from one safe shelter to another in Cameron Parish. The sheriff’s office. A hotel. A boat. A helicopter. It was one of the worst natural disasters Louisiana had ever seen, and Boustany’s first taste of public service. “I felt like I had all of the responsibilities on my shoulders,” he recalls before adding that he’s learned how to bear the burden with the help of a few well-placed friends and some hard work. What’s even more amazing is how quickly it could all be taken from him, based on the placement of a few lines in this month’s special session. Jeremy Alford can be reached at jeremy@ jeremyalford.com.

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leaders know that a divided voice will cost Louisiana jobs, result in continued lost revenue from offshore production moratoriums and red tape, and will harm the ability to protect and restore our coast. Working together as one unit, they believe, will allow them to speak with one voice and fight for Louisiana’s coast.” Boustany: “I will fight hard to keep Lafayette and Lake Charles in the same district, as southwest Louisiana’s economy benefits by having these two metropolitan areas together.” The all-coastal plan is exactly what Landry has been pining for since redistricting numbers started to gel. Landry wants a new district comprising much of his current district and half of Boustany’s district. Such a plan would put Boustany in the 4th District, which is dominated by western and northern Louisiana parishes and currently represented by Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden. According to sources on the Hill, Landry has pitched the idea to U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a Metairie Republican. As a senator, Vitter doesn’t have a dog in this hunt, although he’s said to have a sympathetic ear. For his part, Boustany cut his teeth a long time ago and can stand on his own. Moreover, a congressman or candidate for Congress can legally run in any district in the state, as long as he or she resides in the state. Politically, however, it’s much safer to run where you live — and to have a district that plays to your strengths. Much like the brand sometimes touted by Gov. Bobby Jindal, Boustany can rightfully proclaim himself a disaster-tested public servant. As a freshman, he was the voice of the southwestern Louisiana coast during Hurricane Rita, which devastated Cameron Parish and other locales. Because it made landfall shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Rita suffered from a lack of recognition in the mainstream media and in Washington. Boustany quickly coined — and still takes credit for — the phrase “Rita Amnesia.” Mike Stagg, a member of the Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee who ran against Boustany in 2006, notes that Boustany has adapted to changing political tides. “He has sort of morphed from a reasonably likable guy who was more open, to a complete party man,” Stagg says. “But I don’t think he’s an ideologue. He doesn’t have it in him.” In fact, Boustany is undergoing yet another transformation these days. He’s becoming a foreign policy expert with an emphasis on trade — the kind of trade that folks back home understand, the kind that means big bucks and good jobs for Louisiana. Boustany co-chairs the so-called U.S.China Working Group. Its mission is to build diplomatic relations with China and make Congress more aware of related

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Citing a Wikipedia article in a college term paper may bump you down a letter grade — or worse — but at the Louisiana State Capitol, Wikipedia articles were framed, under glass, in its halls.

A computer printout of the Wikipedia entry for William Charles Cole Claiborne, Louisiana’s first governor, was found next to Claiborne’s statue. A similar stand for a bronze sculpture of P.B.S. Pinchback, the first black governor of a U.S. state, also had a Wikipedia printout next to it. The printouts had been up since 2009 until late last week, when the House removed them. A House statement said the kiosks that held the printouts from the “online source” (not naming Wikipedia) were damaged, and once they’re repaired, “they will be returned to their original locations and will contain copies of the original historical information.” The statement said the House “did not place the online information at this site nor did it authorize placement by any party.” So how did the Wikipedia articles get there? The building is on the National Register of Historic Places, so it falls under the National Parks Service’s umbrella. State employees working in (and out of) the building aren’t sure who is responsible for the printed history in the building’s wings. Gambit’s calls to the Capitol Building’s tourism desk were referred to House Speaker Jim Tucker’s office, which pointed to Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office, which pointed questions to the office of House Sergeant-at-Arms Clarence Russ, who pointed the questions … back to the tourism desk. Building manager Pat Pickens and tour guide supervisor Faye Tillery were not available, but staff for both were unsure who is responsible for the printouts. A House research library staffer (who didn’t want to be identified) says the staff was “horrified” to hear Wikipedia used as a reference, adding there are plenty of history books and historians available to type up a few paragraphs for the statues. — Alex Woodward

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The ''One Voice' Myth ouisiana politicians are notorious for making bad choices, not just for themselves but also for their constituents. Think creationism. Think any number of unconstitutional laws that play well (momentarily) to the bleachers. Now think about the notion of a single congressional district to represent Louisiana’s vanishing coastline. Bad idea. First, let’s examine the selling points, which are touted by Republican Congressman Jeff Landry. The freshman from New Iberia says putting all the coastal parishes into one district will allow those vulnerable parishes to “speak with one voice” on the issue of coastal erosion. A corollary argument is that putting all of them into one district will make coastal restoration a higher priority for that congressman. Here’s the reality: A single coastal district would suit Landry’s political interests. Such a district would essentially preserve Landry’s 3rd District — and expand it to include part of the district of fellow Republican Congressman Charles Boustany of Lafayette. Boustany’s 7th District currently includes his hometown of Lafayette

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as well as the city of Lake Charles, which likely would tilt for Boustany in a race against Landry. Landry’s plan would lop off Calcasieu Parish (Lake Charles) from the “coastal district” and put it into the 4th District, which is dominated by western and northwestern parishes. That would improve Landry’s chances significantly in a race against Boustany. Politically, it seems incongruous that a freshman could outmaneuver Boustany on this. Not only does Boustany have more seniority, but he also is close to House Speaker John Boehner — and he sits on the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, which writes tax laws. That seat makes it easy for Boustany to raise money. But Landry is no mere rookie. He’s a fierce, take-no-prisoners campaigner (think David Vitter without the whores), and he’s the darling of Louisiana’s nascent Tea Party movement. He also is shrewd (he deftly declined to participate in Congress’ Cadillac health-care plan), and he has shown that he can raise money. As Louisiana’s GOP incumbents look beyond redistricting to the 2012 elections, Landry is the guy none of

them wants to have to run against. Not because he can’t be beat, but because any race against him will be brutal. Which takes us back to the proposed single coastal district. Electoral politics aside, the idea of putting all the coastal parishes into one district is an awful one — for the parishes themselves. Think about it: In Congress, the only thing

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that counts is numbers. The more congressmembers you have espousing your cause, the better your chances of success. It’s all about numbers, all the time. So why would coastal parishes, who need all the help they can get to fund restoration projects, want to limit themselves to just one congressman? The alleged “advantage” of speaking with one voice is a myth. Coastal parishes don’t need one voice; they need one message — delivered by as many voices as possible. The bottom line is this: If only one congressman has coastal restoration as his priority, he stands a pretty good chance of being ignored in Congress. After all, he’s just one vote. But if two, or even three, congressmen have it as a priority — and if a congressman has even one coastal parish in his district, it will be a priority — the issue will be much harder to ignore. Saying coastal Louisiana would be better served by having just one congressman is like saying all of Louisiana will be better off with only six congressmen instead of seven or eight, which is how many we used to have. If lawmakers and voters buy that argument, the coast is doomed.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4 HERMES 6PM

Location: Uptown Theme: Announced day of parade Floats: 28 King: Secret Queen: Announced day of parade Throws: Plush elephants, horses and winged H’s, vuvuzelas, large LED light-up mugs Hermes follows the tradition of not announcing its theme until the day of the parade, but this year’s floats promise a vibrantly colored vision of historic grandeur. Plush toy throws complement the theme.

D’ETAT 6:30PM

Location: Uptown Theme: Announced day of parade Floats: 21 Dictator Richard XV: Secret Throws: Blinking medallion beads, blinking logo rings, krewe magnets, krewe logo bracelets, cups, blinking logo beads, blinking skull beads, blinking gargoyle beads, blinking high priest beads The Le Krewe d’Etat marks its 15th anniversary in 2011. The satirical krewe announces its theme at parade time and the costumes and routine of the Dictator’s Dancing Dawlins are another fun surprise. Watch PAGE 23


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Location: Algiers Theme: Great Works of Fiction Floats: 21 King: Danny V. Kennedy Queen: Dominique Melder Throws: Light-up medallion beads, plush jugs, plush spears, flying discs New Orleans’ Most Talked-of Club enjoys a good story, and its procession of floats will depict The Dark Knight, comic world’s Justice League and Nosferatu (an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula). Oliver

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Location: Uptown Theme: iTucks: What’s APPenning Floats: 31 King: Brad Frischhertz Queen: Sue Mennino Throws: fly swatters, beach balls, sunglasses, squirting toilets, plungers, supersize plush dolls, bidets, koozies, soccer balls, shot glasses and beer mug beads Tucks isn’t parting with its signature toilets and plungers, but it is embracing new technology. Floats include “Farmville Gets Plowed” and “Tweet This.” Celebrity guest Rob Dyrdek will ride on the skateboard float. The parade’s 30 bands will be judged for the marching band contest at the corner of Napoleon and St. Charles avenues.

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Location: Uptown Theme: In My Wildest Dreams Floats: 27 King: John Richard Williams Queen: Sandra “Diane” Drouant Throws: Coasters, footballs, Iris queen dolls, baseball caps, black and white clappers, 3-D medallions, doubloons

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Location: Uptown Theme: Mid-City Marches On Floats: 18 King: Robert G. Harvey Jr. Queen: Taylor Harvey Throws: Basketballs, Mid-City plush hearts, footballs, potato chips The tin-foiled krewe of Mid-City marches to its own drum this year. The krewe highlights its March theme with a “March Madness” float

and tosses toy basketballs. Other floats include “March of the Wooden Soldiers” and “Time Marches On.” A traditional Mid-City throw, potato chips, is back this year.

THOTH NOON

Location: Uptown Theme: Thoth Goes to College Floats: 42 King: Frank Provenza Queen: Shelby Hoppmeyer Throws: Squeeze bottles, graduation tassels, diplomas, graduation bears Thoth indulges in some university appeal with floats featuring medical and law schools. Throws will give spectators a taste of graduation day with items such as tassels and diplomas. The parade includes special marching guests including the Pussyfooters.

BACCHUS 5:15PM

Location: Uptown Theme: Bacchus Salutes the Greatest Generation Floats: 32 Bacchus XLIII: Andy Garcia Throws: Theme beads and cups, logo footballs The krewe has partnered with the National World War II Museum to create “Bacchus Salutes the Greatest Generation.” Floats will feature Rosie the Riveter, Higgins boats (the troop landing craft built in New Orleans), Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima and the nose cone of a B-52. There also will be historic military vehicles driven by period costumed riders. Special throws include dog tags and red, white and blue patriotic beads and doubloons.

NAPOLEON 5:30PM

Location: Metairie Theme: Ain’t Dere No More Floats: 24 Emperor: Rickey P. Morales Jr. Empress: Brenda Wakeland Throws: Krewe cups and handstrung Ain’t Dere No More beads The Corps de Napoleon parades down memory lane and celebrates sentimental local favorites including K&B, Schwegmann’s, Dixie Beer and D.H. Holmes. Of course, the creators of the nostalgic anthem Benny Grunch and the Bunch ride as guests. Watch for the krewe’s signature Waterloo super float.


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Location: Uptown Theme: The Prophetic Old Man of the Sea Floats: 20 King: Secret Queen: Announced day of parade Throws: LED light-up trident, 1882 King’s Car hand-strung necklace Symbolized by Poseidon, god of the sea, the old-line Krewe of Proteus parades with a nautical theme.

ORPHEUS 6PM

Location: Uptown Theme: Visions of Other Worlds Floats: 27 Throws: Plush LED flambeaux, Trojan horse necklace, illuminated Treme beads, light-up tambourine beads

ZEUS 6:30PM

Location: Metairie Theme: Zeus Conquers Ancient Egypt Floats: 19 King: David Patrick Brousse Queen: Taylor Marie Heirsch Throws: Theme medallion beads Zeus crosses the Mediterranean to conquer Egypt. Floats feature King Tut, the feline goddess Bastet and the Sphinx. The krewe rolls with its traditional chariots and mounted officers. Instead of doubloons, the krewe distributes drachmas.

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Location: Uptown Theme: Zulu Celebrates Hollywood Movies Floats: 39

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Location: Uptown Theme: This Sceptered Isle Floats: 27 King: Announced Lundi Gras Queen: Announced Lundi Gras Throws: Boeuf Gras and krewe insignia medialions Rex’s vibrantly colored procession explores the British Isles through both history and literature. Queens Victoria and Elizabeth head their own floats, as do the heroic figures Robin Hood and St. George. Other floats celebrate writers including Lewis Carroll, William Wordsworth and John Milton — with a devilishly Carnivalesque figure depicting his vision of Comus. New this year is the commemorative Jester cup.

ARGUS 10AM

Location: Metairie Theme: What a Wonderful World Floats: 25 King: Henry Shane Queen: Amanda Scott Throws: Argus medallion beads, stuffed sharks and fish, a variety of doubloons Argus celebrates the good things. Parade-watchers are sure to enjoy floats dedicated to the New Orleans Saints, Louisiana seafood, “Our Four-Legged Friends,” and a salute to the Armed Forces. Guest riders include Days of Our Lives star Crystal Chappell and 1960s singer Lesley Gore (known for “It’s My Party”), who will throw flying discs that look like 45 rpm records.

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TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE KREWE’S DEBUT, A FEW DOZEN KREWE MEMBERS fill the Big Top for the second-to-last costuming session, with krewe members navigating overflowing bags of fabric. The room smells of hot glue, beer and a soldering iron. There’s a brief lesson in DIY neon lighting. A projector screen flashes British science-fiction comedy Red Dwarf, and the radio blasts a warped remix of the Doctor Who theme. A Ghetto Fett costume — a take on the Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett — is bejeweled, with red and yellow arm gauntlets and hair weaves. Dominic Graves is finishing his color-bursting Mothership Connection, a Bootsy Collins-funky, glittering robe with matching silver platform boots. Paul Patecek is one-third of the way through 30 hand-stitched and -stuffed Chewbacca dolls, and he has yet to finish the float for his remote-controlled K-9 robot dog inspired by the Doctor Who series. The grand marshal (or Grand Moff, playing on Star Wars military parlance) of the subkrewe the Death Star Steppers, is hot-gluing his white silk sash. From the neck down, his costume is second-line attire: red and white lace and silk. It’s topped with a Star Wars imperial stormtrooper helmet. “We were inspired by the homemade, do-it-yourself, on the street-level — back to the ancient times, the original way of coming out with your neighbors,” Ballard says. The krewe took notes from other DIY krewes like Box of Wine, Krewe du Craft and Royal Revelers of Discordia. Ballard honed his parading chops in the Krewe du Vieux subkrewe Krewe of C.R.U.D.E. — its 2011 theme was “Crude Lubes NewOiLands,” in which Ballard dressed as a mutated “Gulf walrus.” He established Chewbacchus as “open source,” granting its members to do whatever they want, however they want. “I don’t even know all the floats and contraptions we have,” he says. “There are tertiary warehouses with groups of mad scientists and sci-fi fans. There’s a Death Star float being built I haven’t seen yet. There’s a (Doctor Who) Tardis, an indoor speeder bike.” And the list goes on. The krewe, now at more than 200 members, opened its membership in August 2010, and the subkrewes and costumes — from cardboard

Doctor Who Dalek aliens to home(L-R) Nancy Hartman, Steve Merlan brewed robots — keep adding up. and krewe captains Ryan Ballard “The question was raised last and Brett Powers finish the King Mardi Gras by a person who Chewbacchus crown to be worn by wasn’t from New Orleans, saying Chewbacca himself, actor Peter May‘I was kind of surprised, I would hew, during the March 6 Chewbacthink there’d be a lot more … scichus parade. fi people. I didn’t see anything,’” Haubrich says. “I came up with the name Chewbacchus, and I know the genius man to run it. We’re releasing our inner nerds.” Interest spread via Facebook, the fundraising website Kickstarter.com and the krewe’s appearance at the New Orleans Wizard World Comic Con in January. Within a few months, the krewe attracted members from England, New York, Colorado and Missouri, as well as dozens of locals. Deciding the membership fee was the krewe’s most obvious decision. “The dues need to be somewhere bigger than $20, so we can actually build some cool shit, but we want to make it accessible, so we picked the magic number from the Hitchhiker’s Guide (to the Galaxy): $42, ‘the answer to life in the universe and everything,’” Ballard says. (The krewe also spray-painted the number on throw towels, a must-have item in the Hitchhiker’s series.) Dues include costume-making supplies, food, and entry to and drinks at the Chewbacchanal after-party — which follows the krewe’s parade. “We’re the only officially sanctioned backwards krewe,” Ballard says. The parade route, which travels Uptown and in Central City, goes against the oncoming Bacchus traffic. At 5 p.m., the krewe will walk from the Big Top on Clio Street to St. Charles Avenue, then up to Jackson Avenue, up to Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, where it’ll stop at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center and head back up Clio. What happens if the parades meet head on? “If we get right up close to Bacchus, we’ll toast them — ‘We love you, Bacchus!’ — and we’ll cut,” Ballard says. If there’s a collision, at least the krewe has crowd control. “We have stormtroopers,” Powers says. “Blasters set to stun.” PAGE 35

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THE CHEWBACCHUS CAPTAINS STAND IN A SMALL ALLEY OUTSIDE THE BIG Top (the krewe’s social base, dubbed the Chewie Den) while mulling over chant ideas for the krewe’s Wild Chewbaccatoulas — its take on Mardi Gras Indians. “Hey, Pocky Way” becomes “Hey, Chewbacca Way,” and “Iko Iko” leads off, “My ewok and your ewok, sitting by the fi-ya.” Also joining the krewe is a New Orleans Saints contingent: a Doctor Who Dat, a black-and-gold K-9, and a game-day familiar, black-and-gold Boba Fett. The parade’s centerpiece, however, is a 7-foot-tall Bar2D2 — a massive, bartender R2-D2, the quirky blue and white robot compatriot in the Star Wars series. A boat captain’s chair waits inside — the float’s rider will use toy robot arms to distribute beverages (and operate a sound effects switchboard) along the route. Pulling the Bar2D2 is a bike pedal-powered Star Wars X-wing spaceship. The “floats” combine papier-mache, cardboard and working electronics, lights and other gizmos. Krewe members met at the Razzamataz den every Wednesday to work on floats. “Nothing petroleum-based: no tractors, no semis, no cars,” Ballard says. “There are a couple of (Back to the Future) DeLoreans and we’re like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. I love it, but you might have to (push) it, I don’t want to use gas.’” “That’s not the fuel of the future,” Haubrich says. The Dilithium Crystal, her captain title, is the only fuel source the krewe will need. “The Dilithium crystal can be used up, so what the Dilithium crystal needs is dancing. That’s a requirement. You have to booty-shake periodically,” she says, laughing. Mayhew’s royal counterpart is Cynthia Scott, the New Orleans native who played Cpl. Dietrich in Aliens, and she will ride the krewe’s Queen Bee throne. Marching alongside Scott’s float will be massive alien puppets from the Alien films — puppeteers are bringing the 30-year-old costumes from Los Angeles. “They’ll be a little ragged, but they’ll be awesome,” Ballard says. The parade ends at the Chewbacchanal, the Big Top’s block party on Clio Street. The event’s bouncer is a 12-foot Darth Vader bust on loan from Le Krewe d’Etat. Inside the Big Top: performances from Ballard’s puppetry (from inside a Darth Vader “reanimation chamber”), alien go-go dancers, and Odoms, the Westbank emcee whose “Keeping Up with the Jetsons” is the krewe’s 2011 theme. The only things missing, Ballard says, are the Louisiana Ghostbusters, a charity fundraising group of Ghostbusters costumers. (“We want to make sure all dead Wookiees are involved,” Haubrich says.) Next year the krewe plans to open membership to younger science-fiction nerds with a Krewe of Ewokus, with participants dressed as the cuddly bear-like Star Wars aliens, and piles of furry, faceless Star Trek tribbles, with a Star Trek USS Enterprise float. Until then, membership is open to all. “I mean, I want to be a Muse, but I don’t have a lot of money to join Muses right now,” Haubrich says. “I don’t get to be one until I grow up.”

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Key Pieces he dialogue between Kelly Fazende, manager of Angelique (7725 Maple St., 866-1092), and a young blonde customer sounds like a conversation between friends — they chat and trade compliments as Fazende guides the woman around the boutique’s brightly lit space, pointing out new arrivals. “I just ordered this for myself,” Fazende confesses, pulling a two-toned cross-body bag off a shelf. “It’s the perfect Mardi Gras bag.” The shopper oohs, ahhs and agrees. Fazende says developing relationships like this one and assuming a do-anything attitude when it comes to client happiness have been key to Angelique’s success. In addition to selling clothing and fashion accessories, the boutique offers full wardrobe outfitting and at-home appointments for customers too busy to come to the store. During hectic times like Carnival, Fazende calls clients to ask if they need help dressing for any upcoming events. When a new season rolls around, she accompanies owner Angelique Short to market shows, carefully selecting every piece that will be available in the store. “A lot of times, we’ll pick up something at market that we think would be perfect for a certain client’s look,” Short says. “Everything we buy, we buy with our customers in mind.” Both Short and Fazende make a conscious effort to bring new designers’ work into A store mannequin showcases the store and offer unique pieces that are at the forefront of trends, mostly to ensure spring fashions at Angelique. their customers won’t find other people wearing ensembles identical to their own. This is reflected in the clothing racks holding lines like Halston, Red Valentino, Parker and Diane Von Furstenberg. Short describes these as designers’ contemporary lines — high-end but at a lower price point than couture — but she explains that “contemporary doesn’t necessarily mean ‘young.’” Since opening Angelique 10 years ago, Short has translated her comprehensive approach to her customers into spin-off businesses. Angelique Baby (5519 Magazine St. , 899-8992) offers maternity and baby fashions, and Angelique Shoe (5421 Magazine St., 891-8992) opened last September with a wider selection of shoes, handbags and accessories. The latter also is home to Tisa’s Beauty Bar, a makeup and airbrush tanning salon. Now Short can outfit her clients completely from head to toe. “Our customers like the extra attention, and they’re loyal,” Short says. “We meet a need for them that no one else can.”

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n the airy Central Business District warehouse that houses Southern Costume Company (951 Lafayette St., 523-4333; www.sccnola.com), owner Wingate Jones is comparing two period outfits. “This is cotton velvet. It’s heavier and more luxurious,” he says, hefting an aubergine production-quality costume worn by a court guard character in The Other Boleyn Girl. Then he pulls out a stiff, cheaper looking King Arthur costume. “This is plastic polyester velvet with fake inserts. The workmanship is about the same, but you can feel the difference in the material.” The self-avowed “costume snob” has earned the right to be discriminating. After a career as a film industry costumer spanning two decades and including work on films ranging from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to Batman Forever, Jones, a Hollywood, Calif. native, opened a costume shop in January that caters to both the motion picture industry and New Orleanians who require costumes for parades and parties. His goals are twofold: By offering a one-stop wardrobe shop complete with two offices, industrial-grade Juki sewing machines and fitting rooms, he plans to help build the infrastructure necessary to support Louisiana’s film industry. And by making those same production-quality costumes and services available to New Orleanians, he hopes to elevate the city’s costuming standards. “Since Katrina and the oil spill, we’ve been in the national spotlight, and a lot of what we showcase is Mardi Gras,” he says. “The problem is, we showcase all this acetate polyester stuff. When you go to toast Zulu (in an acetate tunic), it doesn’t move or flow. We ought to be showing everybody durable goods. I’m hoping to find one or two krewes who will buy into the concept. Instead of an acetate tunic, let’s do it out of cotton.” Jones says his plan to create Mardi Gras costumes from traditional, longlasting (albeit more expensive) materials goes against the grain of the consumption-oriented costume culture propagated by chains like Party City. In a place where residents proudly proclaim to be “so far behind, we’re ahead,” this somewhat old-fashioned sense of conservation is consistent with the prevailing local eidos. “We need to take a step back in time and go back to what kings and queens used to look like,” Jones says.

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REX BULLETIN BY HENRI SCHINDLER REX ARTISTIC DIRECTOR n the mid-1870s, newspaper coverage of the Carnival season began to augment descriptions of the pageants with small, black-and-white engravings of the float designs. The evolution of these printed images magically paralleled the increasing grandeur of their subjects, and in 1882, the first “broadside” sheets appeared. On one side were the floats for Momus (“The Ramayama”), Proteus (“Ancient Egyptian Theology”), Rex (“The Pursuit of Pleasure”) and Comus (“Worships of the World”). On the other side, amid numerous advertisements, were explanations and descriptions of the arcane tableaux; lengthy descriptions also appeared in the daily press, but without illustrations. The first attempts to reproduce the float designs in color came in 1884, with booklets illustrating the pageants of Momus and Comus. The color was uneven and out of register in these early efforts, but only two years later, the great wedding of steam presses and color lithography produced the first beautiful chromolithographed Carnival Bulletins. Newspapers, notably the Picayune and the Times-Democrat, vied with one another to publish the Carnival Bulletins. Thousands of copies were printed and sold separately. These colorful souvenirs could be ordered from the newspapers, and on the day of the parades, they were hawked for a dime by youngsters on streetcars and street corners. These 10-cent bulletins have assumed an importance that no one could have seen when they were produced. Because so few collections of original float and costume designs have survived, these lithographs became the visual record of the great processions, picturing every float from 1877 until the bulletins were discontinued in 1941. The Rex Organization revived the tradition in 2003, and this marks the 8th year in which the bulletins have appeared in Gambit. For 2011 the theme of the Rex Parade is “This Sceptred Isle,” depicting the history, mythology and culture of the British Isles. Text exploring the float titles and numerous links are posted on the Rex Organization’s website (www.rexorganization.com). Prints of the 2011 bulletin may be purchased from the website or from Enoch’s Framing and Gallery (4001 Baronne St., 897-2604; www.enochsframing.com).

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as groups that march on Fat Costumed revelTuesday. The others are Pete ers walk with Fountain’s Half-Fast Walking the Society of Club, the Jefferson City St. Anne on Fat Buzzards, Lyons Carnival Club Tuesday. and the Corner Carnival Club. PHOTO BY The Half-Fast Walking Club is CHERYL GERBER preparing for its 51st annual march. The group starts with a breakfast at Commander’s Palace and heads to the French Quarter. The only change in its tradition came roughly 15 years ago when the band started riding in a truck at the front of the parade. The Mardi Gras Indians have the most dispersed of marches, with the various tribes emerging from their home neighborhoods throughout the city. The powwow at the end of the day is at Hunter’s Field off St. Bernard Avenue. The oldest tribes have roots reaching back prior to 1900, but the grandeur of the costumes is a modern development, credited to legendary big chiefs like Allison “Tootie” Montana. Every year, new marching groups prop up, and splinter groups break off established ones, including a St. Anne splinter group clandestinely trying to create its own tradition.

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Lundi Gras festivities at the Riverfront mark the 25th anniversary of the restored custom of Rex arriving by boat to begin his reign over the city. A military flyover will mark the occasion. Kermit Ruffins headlines the musical lineup at Spanish Plaza (3 p.m.-8 p.m.). The tradition of kings Rex and Zulu meeting (6 p.m.) started in the 1990s. The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club celebrates in Woldenberg Riverfront Park with music by Charmaine Neville, Rockin’ Dopsie and others. Free admission. For details visit www.riverwalkmarketplace.com or www.kreweofzulu.com

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his is what Carnival was before Comus,” says Henri Schindler, Mardi Gras historian, commentator and co-founder of the Society of St. Anne. While float parades are more obvious fixtures of Carnival, walking groups have been part of Mardi Gras for far longer. As early as the 1830s, there are accounts of costumed revelers meeting in Jackson Square and marching together, Schindler says. On Fat Tuesday, marching clubs parade through all neighborhoods in the city, from Mardi Gras Indian tribes to the 120-year-old Jefferson City Buzzards organization to startup groups that may last only a few Carnival seasons. “More have come and gone than exist today,” Schindler says. The Society of St. Anne was created in 1974 to reenact something similar to the early costume parades. Members favored historical costumes and paraded from the Bywater down Royal Street to greet Rex and then proceeded to the Riverfront. The group never advertised or made any official announcements, but word of mouth grew from year to year and it expanded well beyond its original 20 members. Many more people waited for the procession at places like the R Bar (1431 Royal St.) and joined as it passed, pushing the throng to several hundred marchers. Though the organizers have occasionally moved the starting place and changed the route, the parade can’t really mask its identity, and it’s had to live with its popularity. Many groups have built up familiar presences in the French Quarter on Fat Tuesday, from the Ducks of Dixieland, dressed in fowl attire, to the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi, which generally dresses as jumpsuit-clad Las Vegas-era Elvis Presleys and ride scooters. Several marching groups have become longtime Carnival mainstays. Mondo Kayo (formed in 1982) celebrates tropical vibes and has paraded down St. Charles Avenue in front of the reviewing stand at Gallier Hall on Fat Tuesday. Mondo Kayo is one of five clubs recognized in the city’s Mardi Gras ordinances

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2010 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2011 STANDING OVATION AWARD 2011 THEATRE CHAIRPERSON 2011 BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARD 2011 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD BEST MUSICAL 2010 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Theatre 13 Grey Gardens, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre & Southern Rep Hairspray, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre The Threepenny Opera, AllWays Lounge & Cripple Creek Theatre Company

BEST COMEDY 2010 39 Steps, Theatre 13 Auntie Mame, Le Chat Noir In the Next Room (or The Vibrator  Play), Southern Rep Zombie Town, Southern Rep at Le Chat Noir BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL 2010 A.J. Allegra, Title of Show Ricky Graham, Hairspray Dennis Monn, The Threepenny  Opera Gary Rucker, Dirty Rotten  Scoundrels BEST DIRECTOR OF A DRAMA 2010 Laura Hope, Blackbird Glenn Meche, Frozen Rene J. F. Piazza, The Twilight of the  Golds Kristopher Shaw, Touch BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMEDY 2010 Ricky Graham, 39 Steps

Beverly Trask (left) and Liz Argus are nominated for Mame.

Aimee Hayes, In the Next Room (or  The Vibrator Play) Mark Routhier, Love Child Emilie Whelan, The Madwoman of  Chaillot BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 2010 Tara Brewer & Carrie Black, Dirty  Rotten Scoundrels Blake Coheley, Hairspray Alton Geno, The Producers Jaune Buisson Hebert, Curtains BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR 2010 James Kelley, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Harry Mayronne, The Threepenny  Opera Eric Shimelonis, Grey Gardens Jefferson Turner, Hairspray

Ricky Graham is nominated for three awards, including Best Actor in a Musical for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Lisa Picone is nominated for Best Cabaret for Lisa Sings Lee.

BEST SET DESIGN 2010 Martin Andrew, Afterlife: a Ghost  Story Jeff Becker, Go Ye Therefore … Rick Paul, A Funny Thing Happened  on the Way to the Forum David Raphel, November BEST LIGHTING DESIGN 2010 Hannah Adams, Go Ye Therefore … Su Gonczy, Jewtopia Joan Long, In the Next Room (or The  Vibrator Play) Dan Zimmer, Mame BEST COSTUME DESIGN 2010 Adam Alonzo, Petite Rouge Cecile Casey Covert, The Mystery of  Irma Vep Linda Fried, Hairspray Eddie Cox and Valerie Johnson, When  Pigs Fly page 48

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels drew six nominations, including Best Musical.

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BEST DRAMA 2010 Blackbird, The Elm Theatre Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, Anthony Bean Community Theater Frozen, Crescent Theatre Collective Touch, Jonathan Mares Productions

Jeffrey Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman John O’Neal Su Gonczy Dennis Assaf Mystic Krewe of Satyricon Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Su Gonczy will receive the first Standing Ovation Award, which recognizes work behind the scenes.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL 2010 Tracey E. Collins, Curtains Yvette Hargis, Hairspray Janet Shea, Grey Gardens Beverly Trask, Mame BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL 2010 Brooks Braselman, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Roland “Butch” Caire Jr., Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Keith Claverie, [Title of Show] Bob Edes, Jr., The Producers BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL 2010 Elizabeth Argus, Mame

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Leslie Castay, Grey Gardens Kristin Witterschein, The Wedding Singer Dianna Duffy, Hairspray

Dark Old Men Liz Mills, Frozen Amanda Zirkenbach, Macbeth

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Fantastic Mr. Fox will receive a special recognition award.

Peggy Walton-Walker, The Piano Teacher BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA 2010 Keith Launey, Frozen Jonathan Mares, Touch Garrett Prejean, Blackbird Joe Siebert, The Twilight of the Golds BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 2010 Kerry Cahill, Zombie Town Lucy Faust, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) Tari Hohn, Jewtopia Emilie Whelan, The Madwoman of Chaillot

39 Steps collected five nominations, including Best Comedy.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY 2010 Leon Contavesprie, November Bob Edes Jr., Love Child Sean Patterson, 39 Steps Brian Peterson, Love Child BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 2010 Jennifer Pagan, The Madwoman Of Chaillot Jessica Podewell, Matt and Ben Francine Segal, The New Century Jessie Terrebonne, 39 Steps BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY 2010 A.J. Allegra, The Santaland Diaries Bob Edes Jr., November Varla Jean Merman, The Mystery of

Irma Vep Shad Willingham, 39 Steps BEST ORIGINAL WORK OF THEATRE 2010 Jim Fitzmorris, The Everlasting Bonfire Pete McElligott, With a Bang Kathy Randels and Rebecca Mwase, Go Ye Therefore … Gabriel Reisman, I Want Sex All the Time BEST UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION 2010 Almost Maine, Loyola University Fences, Dillard University Lend Me A Tenor, Tulane University The Night Of The Iguana, University of New Orleans

Jonathan Mares is nominated for Best Actor in a Drama for Touch.

Chris Wecklein is nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for The Producers.

BEST CABARET OF 2010 Forbidden Broadway, Bill Selby (director) Lisa Sings Lee, Lisa Picone Mad About The Movies!, Roland “Butch” Caire Jr. New Orleans Down The Hatch, Bob Edes Jr., Elizabeth Pearce and Jim Walpole BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD OF 2010 Joel Chategnier, A Christmas Story Marrisa Henson, To Kill a Mockingbird Ximone Rose, 13 Prinsey Walker, The Wiz

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Jeffery Roberson aks Varla Jean Merman will receive the Theatre Entertainer of the Year Award

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Tuesday 1 BACCHANAL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mark Weliky, 7:30

BANKS STREET BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Trouble Clefs, 9 BAYOU PARK BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Parishioners, 9 BMC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dana Abbott, 6; Royal Rounders, 7; Lagniappe Brass Band, 11

CHECK POINT CHARLIE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nervous Duane, 7; Todd Pigpen Wait, 11

D.B.A. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 9 HOSTEL NEW ORLEANS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Soul School feat. Elliot Luv & the Abney Effect, 8

If Quintron and Miss Pussycat ever had a comfort zone, the past two years have been all about obliterating it. In early 2010, the couple transformed NOMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contemporary art wing and sculpture garden into a hallucinogenic puppet show and liverecording petting zoo. (The fruit of that sacrilegious labor, Sucre du Sauvage â&#x20AC;&#x201D; translated: Wild Sugar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is due April 12 on Goner Records.) Last week in Miami, they boarded the 2,000-passenger ship Carnival Imagination with a small army of garage-rocking stowaways (Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Vivian Girls, Ty Segall, Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits) as the entertainment for the Bruise Cruise, a wave-lapping music festival bound for the Bahamas. For this gig they have RSVPs from future-shock sissy bounce MC Vockah Redu and fellow lounge singers the Black Lips and Turbo Fruits. Sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation. Tickets $15. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noah Bonaparte Pais

HOUSE OF BLUES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hot Tuna Blues, 8 HOWLINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WOLF (THE DEN) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Secret Cities, Chris Rehm, 9 MAPLE LEAF BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rebirth Brass Band, 10

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TIPITINAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Joe Pug, 9

Wednesday 2 3 RING CIRCUSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; THE BIG TOP GALLERY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carlo Ditta, John Sinclair, Not So Super Superheroes feat. James Singleton, Simon Lott, Justin Peake & Mike Gamble, 9 BACCHANAL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jazz Lab feat. Jesse Morrow, 7:30

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BOMBAY CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marlon Jordan Jazz Trio, 8 CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Treme Brass Band, 9

CHECK POINT CHARLIE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; T-Bone Stone, 7; Coleman Jernigan Project, 11 CIRCLE BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bob Andrews, 9:30

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LACAVAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPORTS BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Crossfire, 9 MAPLE LEAF BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Khris Royal &

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SPOTTED CAT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brett Richardson, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

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3 RING CIRCUSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; THE BIG TOP GALLERY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; R. Scullyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rough Seven, 10

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BANKS STREET BAR — Juice, 10 BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7 BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.

BOMBAY CLUB — Monty Banks, 6; Philip Manuel Quartet, 9:30 BOOMTOWN CASINO — Bobby J & Stuff Like That, 9:30 CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Sourbein & friends, 8

CIRCLE BAR — Jazzholes, 6

COCONUT CLUB — Uncle Wayne Daigrepont, 7:30 D.B.A. — Bret Mosley, 8; George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, 11

DRAGON’S DEN — Truth Universal presents Grassroots (downstairs), 10:30

HI-HO LOUNGE — Sick’s Pack, That Damned Band, Kitty Kaos, Ratty Scurvics, 10 HOUSE OF BLUES — Better Than Ezra, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 10 HOWLIN’ WOLF — Rebirth Brass Band, Papa Grows Funk, 9

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Rotary Downs, Rok Boms, 10 THE MAISON — Ramblin Letters, 5; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Local Skank, 10; Professor Naughty, 11:30; One Mind Brass Band, 1 a.m. NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Igor, 7; Destiny, 8; Jessie Dupuy, 9; Tax Brandywine, 10; Big Empty Box, 11

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK — New Orleans Helsinki Connection, 2 OAK — Amanda Walker, 6; Brad Webb Trio, 10 OLD POINT BAR — Dana Abbott, 9:30

ONE EYED JACKS — Hoodoo Allstars feat. Ivan Neville, Russell Batiste, Nick Daniels and others, 9 PELICAN CLUB — Sandford Hinderlie, 7

RIVERSHACK TAVERN — Refried Confuzion, 10 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Eric Lindell, 9:30

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3/18 Jermaine Quiz presents MashUp NOLA

SHAMROCK BAR — At Fault, 9 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Loose Marbles, 11 a.m; Luke Winslow-King, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Davis Rogan Band, 10 TIPITINA’S — Galactic feat. Cyril Neville & Corey Henry, T-Bird & the Breaks, 10 TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Julio &

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BMC — Nola Music Series, 1; Cristina Perez, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9; Kid Red, midnight CAFE NEGRIL — Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10

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CIRCLE BAR — Micah McKee & Loren Murrell, 7 D.B.A. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Papa Grows Funk feat. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 10

DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

HI-HO LOUNGE — What Cheer Brigade, 10 HOUSE OF BLUES — Sunday Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.

HOWLIN’ WOLF — Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, 9 HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11 MADIGAN’S — Anderson/ Easley Project, 9

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 ONE EYED JACKS — Morning 40 Federation, Super Nice Bros., 9 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lucien Barbarin, Sunday Night Swingsters & Mark Braud, 8

THE PERFECT FIT BAR & GRILL — Brass-a-holics, 8 THE PRECINCT — Funk Express, 7:30 SHAMROCK BAR — Lagniappe Brass Band, 9

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Monday 7 BACCHANAL — Jonathan Freilich, 7:30

BANKS STREET BAR — N’awlins Johnnys, 10 BJ’S LOUNGE — King James & the Special Men, 10

BLUE NILE — Big Pearl & the Fugitives of Funk, 9

BMC — Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara & Reinaldo, 5; Smoky Greenwell’s Monday Night Blues Jam, 9:30; Louisiana Hellbenders, 12:30 a.m. CHECK POINT CHARLIE — De Los Muertos, 7; Dummy Dumpster, 9; Spickle, Unnaturals, 10

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LE BON TEMPS ROULE — ChaWa Mardi Gras Indians, 11

THE MAISON — James Copeland Band, 5; Jayna Morgan, 7; Brassaholics, 10; Yojimbo, midnight

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Papa Grows Funk, 10 NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Jay P. Dufour, 8; Will Key, 9; Songwriter’s Symposium, 10

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ST. ROCH TAVERN — Washboard Lissa Orchestra, 7 TIPITINA’S — Galactic feat. Cyril Neville & Corey Henry, T-Bird & the Breaks, 10

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Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — Fri: Where Y’Art presents Dorian Gray, 6

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NOW SHOWING BARNEY’S VERSION (R) — The film spans three decades and three continents to tell the story of one man’s extraordinary life. Canal Place BLACK SWAN (R) — Darren Aronofsky directs Natalie Portman as a veteran ballerina whose psyche begins to crumble after nabbing the lead role in Swan Lake. Canal Place BLUE VALENTINE (R) — Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star as a couple who rely on one night and memories of their courtship to revive their rocky marriage. Canal Place DRIVE ANGRY 3-D (R) — A hard-

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or innocence of a defendant. Tickets $5.50. Noon SaturdaySunday and March 9, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com

THE KING’S SPEECH (R) — Colin

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OPENING 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — “Mwwwahahahhhaaa!” mixed media by Ryan Ballard, through March 30. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — “The Saints Go Green,” works by Chad Ridgeway, Teri Walker, Carol Rivers, Tish Douzart and Pamela Conway Caruso, through March 30. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES 1022 GALLERY. 1022 Lowerline St., 301-0679; www.1022gallery.blogspot. com — Paintings by Tim Trapolin, through April 18. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — “A Fresh Look at the

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ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596 Front St., Slidell, (985) 290-1395 — “Serene Waters, Clear Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery. com — Paintings by Steve Taylor,

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ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery. org — “We’re Goin’ Down,” prints,

ANTON HAARDT FOLK GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. antonart.com — Works by Anton

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ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 5246918 — Paintings, sculpture and

jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing.

ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 636-2004 — Artists work on

site in all media; watercolors and limited-edition prints by Peter Briant, ongoing. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Classified,” works by Aaron

Mcnamee and Nina Schwanse, through Saturday.

BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www. bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Louisiana! United We Stand

to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by

As a theme, mass media, either digital or mechanical, has been worked to death by artists in recent decades, so it’s noteworthy that the two very different approaches in the Classified expo at Barrister’s Gallery, curated by the University of New Orleans’ Chris Saucedo, still seem fresh. Aaron McNamee subverts the processes of mechanical media by gluing an entire year of Times-Picayune newspapers — some 4,196 pages — into a 400-pound block of ink and cellulose. More pages of the paper, with print and images crammed into illegibility, appear as plywood-like panels and tiles in smaller stacks. The news and its media are ephemeral, yet here pages that once held all that was weighty in the world are congealed into dead weight and reduced to inert blocks of abandoned information in a weird entombment. In digital media, the tiny pixels of light, dark and color are weightless yet still convey the gravity of hopes, fears, dreams and obsessions. Computer screens are electric streets employing the inherently fetishistic nature of photographic imagery, and the women seen in Nina Schwanse’s virtual catalog of women for hire — bubbly babes, drag queens and intellectual, technical, menial or bondage subjects — comprise a taxonomy of attraction encoded in male and female psyches via movies and mass-media idioms, those electronically stimulated concourses of the imagination where fantasies coincide with commerce. Here Schwanse provocatively explores those shadow realms where individual and mass psyches intersect in the chimerical interplay of allure and its guises. That ephemeral aspect of how the imagistic mind works is further explored in Jules Hindman’s digital projections on gauzy passageways that replicate the movement of the viewer in a kind of interactive hall of mirrors at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery. The effect of the veiled repetitive imagery is, at its best, hypnotic, recalling how waves of impressions accumulate as memories — all of which make for a neat contrast with Hettie Haudenschield’s evocative nature-based expressionism in the adjacent chamber. — D. Eric Bookhardt THRU MAR

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Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries. com — Paintings by Dean Mitchell,

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BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com — “A

Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and PostImpressionist schools, ongoing. CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition of Italian art-

ists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing.

Little Picture Show,” small-scale collage work by Christopher Stone, through March 9.

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art.

CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings by Caliche

CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 5240671; www.casellartgallery.com —

and Pao, ongoing.

CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de Blass,

Pastels by Joaquim Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.

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COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paintings from the Blue

Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth floor, 861-5456 — “In the Blink of an Eye,” photographs by Harold Baquet, through March 24. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Intimate

Topographies,” sculpture by Paulina Sierra; “Slowness,” paintings by Emily Farranto; both through March 19.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Surroundings,” mixed-media sculpture by Allen Wynn, through March.

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tion featuring works by Angela Burks, Ken Kenan and Christian Van Campen, through Sunday.

DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 412-9220; www.dutchalleyonline.com — Works

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ELLIOTT GALLERY. 540 Royal St., 523-3554; www.elliottgallery.com — Works by gallery artists Coignard, Engel, Papart, Petra, Tobiasse, Schneuer and Yrondi, ongoing.

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FAIR FOLKS & A GOAT. 2116 Chartres St., 872-9260; www.fairfolksandagoat.com — “Permanence,” paintings by Timothy Cavnar, through April 3.

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THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — “Mine Eyes,”

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Drink & Be Merry,” a group invitational exhibit featuring 14 artists, through Sunday. HOME SPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave. — “The Good Stuff 2,” works

by Bruce Davenport Jr., Nicole Fernandez, Taneeka Jackson and John Walton, through March 12.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com — “Heroes and

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KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 565-5445; www.kakogallery.com — Paintings by Don Picou and

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MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; www. martinechaissongallery.com — Computer-generated imagery by Sean Capone; paintings and sculpture by Bonnie Maygarden; both through Saturday.

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OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — “An Earthly Paradise,” works by Stefan Szczesny, through March 26. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; www. newmanschool.org — “The Art

of Reflection,” oil on canvas by Lory Lockwood, through Thursday.

SLIDELL CULTURAL CENTER. 2055 Second St., Slidell, (985) 646-4375 — “The Talent Within:

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STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Losing My

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Religion, Choosing My Confessions,” mixed media by Charly Palmer, through March.

TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “Suffer Little Children,” paintings and collages by Dona Lief; “Assignations,” paintings by Ann Hornback; “What Bugs Me,” sculpture by Andrew Bascle; all through March 15. VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www.vincentmanngallery.com — Paintings by Jacob Manguno and Luc Didier, through May 7. ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER. 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;

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CALL FOR ARTISTS ANTENNA GALLERY. The gallery seeks work that uses, recreates or interprets meaning from the artist’s childhood artwork for a May exhibition. Email nataliemclaurin@gmail. com for details. Submission deadline is April 20. COLD DRINK PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL. Du Mois Gallery,

4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — The gallery accepts submissions for the exhibition juried by New Orleans Museum of Art modern and contemporary art curator Miranda Lash. Email dumoisgallery@gmail.com for details. Submission deadline is March 31. DELGADO STUDENT ART ASSOCIATION. The group seeks

art from Delgado Community College students and alumni to be included in a calendar. Call 258-5011 or email xdesot92940@dcc.edu for details. Submission deadline is March 15.

EBB & FLOW. A Studio in the Woods seeks works for its fall artist residency series. Artists are asked to propose works addressing global ecological challenges exemplified in south Louisiana. Email applications@astudiointhewoods. org for details. Submission deadline is Tuesday..

MUSEUMS AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Perma-

nent exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library. ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 19982008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing. BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave.; www.backstreetmuseum.org —

Permanent exhibits of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” studentcreated quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 5867432; www.themckennamuseum.com — “Tambourine and

Fan,” works by Jamar Pierre and Gregoryuan Mghee-Hunter, through March 12. GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gaccnola.com — Museum exhibits

depict the colonial experience, work, culture and religion of German immigrants.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Drawn to

Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams,” drawings by Hirschfeld, through April 2. “In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans,” through April 20.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “All That Glitters,” an

exhibition of Carnival jewelry, through March 13.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “Before During After,”

photographs illustrating the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, through August, and more.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 5276012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Ours To Fight For:

American Jews in the Second World War,” an exhibit on loan from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, through April 24.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — “The Most Beautiful

Day of My Youth,” photographs by Bernard Faucon, through March 13. “Residents and Visitors: 20th Century Photographs of Louisiana,” a collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, through March 27, and more. NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM. 514 Chartres St., 5658027; www.pharmacymuseum. org — Exhibits on 19th-cen-

tury pharmacy, medicine and health care, all ongoing. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — “Big-Hearted Pots,”

ceramic pots by Mark Hewitt; “North Carolina Craft Now,” an exhibition by the Center for Southern Craft and Design, through April 10. “A Life in Glass,” glass vessels by Richard Ritter; “Selections from ‘Partial to Home,’” photographs by Birney Imes, through April 15. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “Acadian to Cajun:

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Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — Cats play music and perform various feats of agility in the Carnival-themed show. Call 298-8676 for tickets. Tickets $13. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday. DON’T DRINK THE WATER.

Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; www.slidelllittletheatre.org — Woody Allen’s farce follows a family of tourists seeking refuge inside an American Embassy behind the Iron Curtain. Tickets $14 general admission, $7 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 20.

FANTASTIC MISTER FOX.

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — Roald Dahl’s adventure comes to life with twisting cardboard tunnels, allowing audiences to crawl through the multi-media production’s sets. Tickets $20. Runs through April 3. Days and times vary; visit the CAC website for details.

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LESLIE CASTAY: UNSCRIPTED.

Tulane University, Dixon Hall, 865-5105 ext. 2; www.tulane.edu — The Broadway actress (and New Orleans native) sings standards, Broadway classics, jazz and pop songs. Jonne Dendinger also performs. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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How many tall women are there? In Three Tall Women, which recently received a superb production at Shadowbox Theatre, the answer is more complicated than it appears. Playwright Edward Albee won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for this intriguing but decidedly non-Euclidean drama. The cast of characters is somewhat algebraic, for the three women are designated by the letters A, B and C. Mary Pauley plays A, a superannuated, rich, haughty widow who spends most of her time in an armchair in her bedroom. One moment she lets out peals of laughter and in the next dissolves into tears. She also has a mean streak, accusing everyone of robbing her blind and threatening vengeance. In truth, however, she requires the help of her keeper B (Jane Catalanello McNulty) for all her basic daily needs — getting up, getting to the bathroom, etc. Much of the first act revolves around A and her reminiscences, and Pauley captivates with an intense performance. B takes an ironic attitude toward her elderly charge. She seems to have heard the stories hundreds of times. The youngest tall woman, C (Jennifer Growden), represents the law firm handling A’s affairs, which is no easy task, because A dumps her mail in a drawer and forgets about it. Not much actually happens in Act 1, but it’s intriguing and entertaining. It feels like one of Samuel Beckett’s claustrophobic worlds where the drama is more about man’s dead-end existence than about any conflict on stage. After insisting on being put to bed, A suddenly implodes with a stroke. In Act 2, Albee throws a curve by calling all of Act 1 into question. The old woman is still in bed, but she enters the bedroom as full of life as ever, accompanied by the other two women. They become themselves as different ages and invert their age gaps. Albee uses the caustic exploration of youth, middle age and senescence to reflect on the way people change as they move through life. We do feel duped, however, by his sleight of hand, for the three women had clearly separate roles and identities in the first act. In the second act, they morph into one another in a postmodern effect. A tip of the hat to Ken Pauley on his directorial debut and to the actors for their outstanding performances. — Dalt Wonk

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LITTLE MASTERS. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — Children

Tuesday 1 KINDER GARDEN: THE GREEN GRASS GROWS. Longue Vue

ages 2 and a half to 5 and their parents or caregivers paint, dance, sing and try yoga moves in the gardens. Pre-registration is required. Call 488-5488 ext. 410 or email kchulvick@longuevue. com for details. Admission $12 members, $15 nonmembers (includes one adult and child). 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — Children

and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 members. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue.com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

— 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.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Broadway Street

Market, 200 Broadway St., 8615898; www.marketumbrella. org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West

Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans teaches young gardeners to plant, paint, identify good and bad bugs and feed the chickens. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lakeside Hospital, 4700 South I-10 Service Road West, Metairie — The peer support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Visit www.dbsaneworleans.org for details. 7:30 p.m.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE . Tulane-

Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St., 529-1477; www.jesuitchurch. net — The Rev. Carole Cotton Winn presents “Tending Our Life Together.” Visit www. loyno.edu/lplc/downtown for details. Free admission. 12:30 p.m.

EUCLID RECORDS TRIVIA NIGHT.

Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net — The game tests knowledge of New Orleans and non-New Orleans music trivia, and prizes include bar tabs, record store gift certificates and more. 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

TEA ON TUESDAY. Longue

Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — Carnival expert Arthur Hardy lectures on the history of Mardi Gras. A tea service follows. Reservations are required. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue. com for details. Admission $25 members, $30 nonmembers. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 2 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh local goods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. DELGADO ART STUDENT ASSOCIATION. Isaac Delgado

Fine Arts Gallery, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — Cypress Cove Publishing owner Neal Bertrand discusses how to publish books and art on the Internet. Call 258-5011 or e-mail xdesoto@ aol.com for details. 5:30 p.m. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French

Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket.org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 456-5000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE.

St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www.infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday. LGBT YOUTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP. LGBT Community

Center of New Orleans, 2114 Decatur St., www.lgbtccno.org — The center provides a support group for 18- to 24-yearolds dealing with the struggles of coming out, sexuality, family and relationships. Email programs@lgbtccno.org for details. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost

LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

ture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon.

& Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter.org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible Scripture. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who

World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — The semi-monthly lec-

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Memorial United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., 895-1222 — Jutta von Buchholtz discusses “A Jungian Perspective: Oil in the Gulf and the Mistress of the Beasts.” Admission $10, free for members. 7:30 p.m.

MASTER GARDENERS.

Hollygrove Market & Farm, 8301 Olive St., 483-7037; www. hollygrovemarket.com —

Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm.org

C.G. JUNG SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS PROGRAM. Parker

Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m.

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meeting topic is “Extraordinary Uses for Everyday Technology.” Free admission. 6:30 p.m. NEW ORLEANS ROSE SOCIETY MEETING. Whitney Bank

Training Room, 1441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 838-6364; www.whitneybank.com —

The topic of the meeting is “Are You Ready for Roses?” and features a slide show of new roses. Call 368-6885 for details. 7:30 p.m. SAVE OUR CEMETERIES CEMETERY TOURS. The group

conducts tours of New Orleans cemeteries. Call 525-3377 for details. TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux, 1700 Louisiana Ave. — Masse Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly “You’ve Got Talent” showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New

Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott.com — The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala

Ave., Sala Avenue and Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, plus live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

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CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

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Magazine St., 891-8682 — The weekly meetings teach focusing, a method of directing attention outside one’s body to affect change. Call 232-9787 for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DRINKING LIBERALLY NEW ORLEANS. Pravda, 1113 Decatur

St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola.com — Progressives meet to share ideas and drink. 7 p.m.

FRESH MARKET. Circle Food

Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. IRON RAIL LADIES’ NIGHT. The

Iron Rail, 511 Marigny St., 9480963; www.ironrail.org — Iron Rail offers a weekly creative space for women. Email ladiesnight.ironrail@gmail.com for details. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE.

Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org

— The group offers lessons in African dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday.

BE THERE DO THAT WARGAMES. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — The museum hosts

WWII board and miniatures gaming for gamers of all levels. Pre-registration is required. A minimum number of gamers must register for the meeting to be held. Call 528-1944 ext. 333 for details. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. First Thursday of every month.

Friday 4 THE 3 P’S HIV AWARENESS EXTRAVAGANZA. Celebration

Hall, 1701 St. Bernard Ave., 944-2200 — The nonprofit

focused on decreasing the spread of HIV hosts an event featuring a silent auction and door prizes. Call 261-2448 or email the3pspartypoistive@yahoo.com for details. Admission $5. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — The weekly

support group meets. Visit www.adultchildren.org for details. 6:15 p.m. Fridays.

EASTSIDE ART MARKET. Eastside Studios, 107 S. Orange St., Hammond, (985) 542-7113 or (985) 543-0403 — Eastside

Studios holds a juried art market for professional artists on the first Friday of each month. Artists pay a $15 application fee and, if accepted, a $20 booth fee. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North

Rampart and St. Ann streets

— The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. NOT-SO-SUPER SUPERHERO PARTY. AllWays Lounge, 2240

St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.org

— A not-so-super superhero identity and power are required for entrance at the party which has music by Rotary Downs and others. Visit www.notsosupersuperheros.com for details. Admission $10. 10 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans

Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 6584100; www.noma.org — The

museum’s weekly event features music, performances, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday 5 ART AT THE MARKET. Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell

— The Slidell Art League hosts a monthly art market at the Camellia City Farmers Market. Visit www.slidellartleague.info

for details. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. BLOOD DRIVE. Calvary Baptist Church, 929 S. Sibley St., 4640902 — The drive is on behalf

of 13-year-old Shakobe Peters, who was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disease. Call 939-2768 or email tomika_ durio@yahoo.com for details. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street

Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — The

weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

E-WASTE AND PAINT DROP-OFF.

Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119 — Whole Foods and the Green Project offer a monthly electronic waste and paint drop-off event. Visit www.greenproject.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EAGLE WATCH. Fontainebleau

gram explores the habitats, biodiversity and ecological impact of native plant species. Call 293-4276 or email hschackai@longuevue.com for details. Admission $8 members, $10 nonmembers. 9 a.m and 10 a.m. NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK.

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rang-

ers lead a weekly nature hike. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PARTY GRAS. Elm Theatre,

220 Julia St., 218-0055; www.elmtheatre.org — The

parade party features food, drinks, music and other entertainment to help fund the theater’s upcoming productions. Admission $20. 1 p.m. to midnight. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET.

Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 9755168; www.sankofafarmersmarket.org — The weekly

State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668

market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING.

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— A park ranger leads a viewing of the park’s eagle nest. 3 p.m.

J. Singleton School, 1924 Philip St., 581-2388 — ERACE

meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FRERET MARKET. Freret Market,

corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, 638-2589; www.freretmarket.org — The

market offers food, arts, live music and crafts from local exhibitors on the first Saturday of each month. Noon to 5 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,

13786 River Road, Destrehan

— The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET.

Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The

weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. KREWE OF ARMEINIUS CARNIVAL BALL. Frederick J.

Sigur Civic Center, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 278-4242 — The satirical

gay Carnival krewe hosts its annual ball. Email captain@ kreweofarmeinius.org or visit www.kreweofarmeinius.org for details. Admission $20. 9 p.m.

NATIVE NOW: HISTORICAL FLORA OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. Longue Vue House

and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — The pro-

DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE.

New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www.lyceumproject.com

— The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’

The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com

— The knitting group meets every Sunday. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING.

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers host a weekly demonstration of woodworking techniques. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday 7 TOASTMASTERS MEETING.

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave.

— New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 251-8600 or visit www. notoast234.freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. TREVOR PROJECT BRUNCH BENEFIT. The Bourbon

Pub and Parade Club, 801 Bourbon St., 524-3788; www. bourbonpub.com — Jennifer

Coolidge and Taylor Dayne are the celebrity guests at the benefit for the Trevor Project, which focuses on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Visit www. thetrevorproject.org for details. Admission $35. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS. Nonprofit Central, 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 895-2361; www.nonprofitcentral.org — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST. The museum seeks

essays on the topic “Why should we remember Pearl Harbor?” for the contest that awards a cash prize. The entry divisions are middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Essays are accepted online only. Visit www.nationalww2museum. org/essaycontests for details. Submission deadline is March 31.

OCHSNER STAR PROGRAM . The

hospital accepts applications for a free high school science program featuring hands-on research in a laboratory with medical scientists. Call 8425321, visit www.ochsner.org/ star or email asharai@ochsner. org for details. Application deadline is March 14.

PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

faith-based nonprofit seeks Hurricane Katrina-damaged homes (50 percent or more) to be rebuilt. Call 942-0444, ext. 244 for details.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 8334024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Call for information. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION . The MDA seeks

volunteers ages 16 and up for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www.mda.org/ summercamp for details.

WORDS 17 POETS! LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES. Gold

Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; www.goldminesaloon.net — Brad Richard reads from and signs Motion

Studies, followed by an open mic. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. AL KENNEDY & HERREAST HARRISON . A Tisket A Tasket

New Orleans Books & Gifts, 910 Decatur St., 524-8482 — The authors sign Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians. 11 a.m. Saturday. ANN CUIELLETTE . A Tisket A Tasket New Orleans Books & Gifts, 910 Decatur St., 524-8482 — The chef signs Classic Creole Cookbook. 1 p.m. Saturday.

BARNES & NOBLE JR . Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore hosts regular free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. COLETTE LEBLANC TATUM . A

Tisket A Tasket New Orleans Books & Gifts, 910 Decatur St., 524-8482 — The author signs Mardi Gras: An Alphabet Parade. 1 p.m. Monday.

DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at

the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB.

Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop.com — The group discusses Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar. com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. OUTLOUD! Rubyfruit Jungle,

1135 Decatur St., 571-1863; www.myspace.com/rubyfruitjunglenola — AR Productions presents a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $5. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

PLATO’S “SYMPOSIUM”. Milton

H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — The New Orleans Lyceum hosts a reading of Plato’s Symposium the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Call 473-7194 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

POETRY MEETING . New Orleans Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — The forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground. org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. WALLACE STEVENS GROUP. New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www.lyceumproject.com — The group meets every other Sunday to discuss the poet’s works. Call 460-9049 for details. 10 a.m. For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.


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Skewers of grilled lamb have replaced joysticks at the former address of the Fun Arcade in Metairie. In its place, Hassan Seraji has built Cyrus Restaurant (612 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-2477), which serves the traditional Persian cuisine of his native Iran. The menu includes a range of salads and dips and grilled meat and fish entrees served with rice pilaf. Stewed chicken with cranberry rice is one specialty. Cyrus also has a full bar.

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BUD’S BROILER

500 CITY PARK AVE., 486-2559 www.budsbroiler.com

Broiled burgers are topped with hickory sauce and served around the clock near City Park.

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remains a menu cornerstone, and after eating it periodically over the course of several years it remains one of my favorite fish sandwiches around. Airy, crusty ciabatta holds the unlikely but delicious combination of grilled redfish, crisp bacon, salty feta and tangy Caesar salad dressing. Barbecue is another mainstay, and while J’anita’s mild-mannered pulled pork and brisket are serviceable on their own, they reach full potential when packed together between buttery-crisp sourdough under the savory influence of coleslaw as the swamp Reuben. Once a special, fish and chips are now a fixture, and redfish replaces traditional cod for thick, dark-brown, beer-battered chunks. Also new and noteworthy are lamb chops embedded in cheese-strung grits, a buttery terrain topped with green onions and punctuated by an animal cracker, that idiosyncratic signature the Gieseckes add to many of their dishes. Bar snacks like smoked Havarti on lavash and “hog balls,” or panko-crusted croquettes of pulled pork, sound irresistible but each proved disappointingly dainty for the price. The rough-and-tumble of tavern eating is better served by dishes like Wednesday’s chicken-fried steak special or the anytime indulgence of the St. Chuck duck, a grilled sandwich with duck, blue cheese, cheddar and an unusual sweet-tart ribbon of currant tapenade. Pair these with J’anita’s universally excellent and generous side dishes — like a bowl of fresh guacamole, cheese grits or maque choux — and you have a bar meal for the ages. Finish it all and you may be ready for bed. But at least you’ll be in better shape for the parade tomorrow.

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BUFFA’S LOUNGE

1001 ESPLANADE AVE., 949-0038 www.buffaslounge.com

Chicago-style beef sandwiches are on the tavern’s new menu.

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3116 S. I-10 SERVICE ROAD EAST, METAIRIE, 831-1030 www.citydiner.biz

Enjoy crawfish pasta, breakfast and hash brown dishes like no others.

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121 CHARTRES ST., 561-5171 www.daisydukesrestaurant.com WHAT

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J’anita’s at the Rendon Inn 4501 Eve St., 826-5605 WHEN

Lunch, dinner and late-night daily

1201 ROYAL ST., 525-4767 www.vertimartemenu.com

Po-boys and home-style platters are back and better than ever.

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Inexpensive

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Not accepted

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Delicious, creative sandwiches, excellent sides

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Pic Saint Loop, the Languedoc’s northernmost sub-appellation, is named for its peak in southern France between the Mediterranean and the Cevennes Mountains. In this region, the holy trinity is Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, the primary grapes in many of the local red wines. Aged for a year or more in old French barrels, dense, dark fruit, spice and earthy overtones are joined by herbal nuances, firm tannins and a good acidity. Decant several hours before serving. Drink it with roast game, poultry, meats, mushrooms and hearty vegetables. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Market and Bacchanal. Drink it at: Clancy’s, Cafe Minh and Rue 127. — Brenda Maitland

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artying along the parade route can be hungry work, though it tends to leave revelers in poor condition to enter a conventional dining room afterwards. For the tired and hoarse, the costumed and bead-laden, the merry and quite possibly buzzed, finding a casual tavern with a well-supplied kitchen on the way home can seem like a godsend. Fortunately, New Orleans is enjoying a boom time for bar food, with fresher, handmade food replacing the typical packaged, processed fare at many establishments. J’anita’s is one of the best of this pack, and it’s also an accidental pioneer in the city’s burgeoning bar food scene. Proprietors Kimmie and Craig Giesecke first opened J’anita’s as a stand-alone Uptown restaurant. After closing the eatery in 2009, they were invited to co-op the galley kitchen at the Avenue Pub. This business-within-a-business arrangement lasted 18 months before the Avenue Pub’s rapidly growing reputation as a craft beer destination outpaced the tiny kitchen’s capacity. When the Gieseckes left the Avenue Pub last year, they were again invited to revamp another bar kitchen, this time at the newly renovated Rendon Inn. This backstreet bar isn’t by any parade routes, but it’s near that roundhouse of Broadmoor intersections where several New Orleans streets braid together before vectoring off to different neighborhoods. That means for many people it’s on the way to and from the major New Orleans parades. Open from lunchtime through late night, the Rendon Inn rendition of J’anita’s has the best dishes from its earlier addresses and a few new tricks. The redfish sandwich

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COFFEE/ DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St.,

AMERICAN FAT HEN GRILL — 1821 Hickory Ave.,

Harahan, 287-4581; www.fathengrill.com — Fat Hen serves barbecue, burgers and breakfast. Pitcooked barbecue options include St. Louis-style spare ribs. Burgers are made with all Black Angus beef ground in-house daily. There is a full bar. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupi-

toulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449

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River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — 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. $

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

BARBECUE ABITA BAR-B-Q — 69399 Hwy.

59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 — Slow-cooked brisket and pork are specialty at this Northshore smokehouse. The half-slab rib plate contains six ribs served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $ WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828

Hayne Blvd., 281-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com — The makers of the Jazz Fest cochon de lait po-boy serve pork, ribs, chicken and more. The family feast includes a half-slab of ribs, half a chicken, half a pound of brisket, pork and sausage, two side orders, bread and sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Saturday. Cash only. $

BREWPUB CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE — 527

Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com — Live jazz and German-style beers complement creative cooking at this brewpub. Pan-seared redfish St. Louis is topped with fried oysters and barbecue sauce. Starters include Brewhouse hot wings,

baked oysters and fried calamari with spicy marinara. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BURGERS BUD’S BROILER — Citywide; www. budsbroiler.com — Bud’s Broiler is known for charcoal-broiled burgers topped with hickory-amoked sauce. The menus also includes hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. The Clearview Parkway and 24-hour City Park location also offer shrimp and catfish po-boys. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St.,

861-7890; www.cafefreret.com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE —

5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK —

City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112;

www.pravdaofnola.com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE — 7801 Panola St., 314-1810

— Specialties include crabcakes Benedict — two crabcakes and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and potatoes — and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-

0877; www.terrazu.net — Located in the lobby of Place St. Charles, Terrazu serves sandwiches like the Brie cheese press with turkey, Brie, spinach and sweet and spicy rasp-

berry coulis in pita bread. The Terrazu shrimp salad combines boiled shrimp, hearts of palm, tomato and avocado with tarragon vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St.,

361-1402; www.vine-dine.com — The cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. There also is a menu of sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschettas, salads and dips. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHINESE CHINA ORCHID — 704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com — This longtime Riverbend restaurant offers a wide array of Chinese dishes. Sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served on a hot plate with steamed rice on the side. Other options include fried rice, noodle and egg foo young dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ CHINA ROSE — 3501 N. Arnoult Road., Metairie, 887-3295 — China Rose offers many Chinese seafood specialties. The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fries them golden brown and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton

Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009

Magazine St., 891-8280; www. jungsgoldendragon2.com — 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. $

THREE HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafayette

St., Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www. threehappiness.com — Three Happiness serves Chinese and Vietnames dishes and dim sum specials on weekends. Westlake duck features tender duck with snow peas, corn, straw mushrooms and napa cabbage. Vietnamese crepes are served with pork and shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA —

600 N. Causeway Approach., Man-

581-4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans

Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5656 — Ben ’n Jerry’s offers rich ice creams in signature flavors, ice cream cakes, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies and sundaes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES — 3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries.com — Maurice French Pastries offers an array of continental and French baked goods as well as specialty cakes, cheesecakes and pies. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. West Napoleon: breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601

Magazine St., 899-4260; www. pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY 5 Fifty 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638;

www.555canal.com — New Orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-

4455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

FEAST NEW ORLEANS — 200 Julia

St., 304-6318; www.feastneworleans.com — Feast serves rustic European dishes in a casual setting. Cock-a-Leekie is a dish of braised chicken with cream, bacon, plums, leeks and red potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE GREEN GODDESS — 307 Ex-

change Alley, 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com — Chef Chris DeBarr’s contemporary cooking combines classic techniques, exot-

ic ingredients and culinary wit. At lunch, Big Cactus Chilaquiles feature poached eggs on homemade tortillas with salsa verde, queso fresca and nopalitos. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www. one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St.

Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines. com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious

St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro. com — Located in a historic building, the quaint bistro serves starters like chicken and andouille gumbo and fried frogs legs. Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N.

Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Me-

tairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www. martinwine.com — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

siana favorites, burgers, po-boys and seafood, including boiled crawfish and oysters on the halfshell. Breakfast is served all day. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave., 522-8198 — Located in the Place St. Charles food court, Steve’s serves hot breakfasts until 10 a.m. Lunch features sandwiches, salads and hot plate lunches such as fried catfish and baked chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St.,

895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Enjoy classic French dishes from escargot in garlic butter to veal liver or steak au poivre. Other dishes include roasted duck and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez,

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

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-

6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308

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

TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-

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

ITALIAN DINER DAISY DUKES — 121 Chartres St., 561-

5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant. com — Daisy Dukes is known for its seafood omelet and serves a wide variety of Cajun spiced Loui-

CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St.,

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 PAGE 68


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Out2Eat page 66 marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie,

455-2266 — This Italian-style eatery serves New Orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT — 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010;

www.tonymandinas.com — Tony Mandina’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine. Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina and battered eggplant topped with shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-

3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton

Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$

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Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 5817253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LOuISIaNa CONtEMPORaRY BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St.,

267-7485; www.bouchenola.com — This wine bar and restaurant serves creative dishes like tasso truffle mac and cheese with three cheeses and Mornay sauce, baby spinach salad with Maytag blue cheese and bacon lardons, and crispy duck breast with Grand Marnier sweet potatoes and vanilla-balsamic extract. Reservations

accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570 — Chef Michelle Matlock offers contemporary Louisiana cooking. Chambord duckling is served with cherry vinaigrette. Seared foie gras is complemented by vanilla parsnip puree. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDItERRa— NEaN/MIDDLE EaStERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur

St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St.,

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

MEXICaN & SOutHWEStERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St.,

522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018

Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S.Carrollton Ave. 486-9950; www. juansflyingburrito.com — This wallet-friendly restaurant offers new takes on Mexican-inspired cooking. It’s known for its mealand-a-half-size signature burritos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL —

3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 7361188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily

drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave.,

948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Fried green tomatoes are topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and roasted chili remoulade and capers. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MuSIC aND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St.,

525-8899; www.gazebocafenola. com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur

St., 310-4999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626

Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www. snugjazz.com — Traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEIGHBORHOOD KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iber-

ville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

KOZ’S — 515 Harrison Ave., 484-

0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 7373933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com — The cafe serves soups, salads, po-boys, muffulettas, seafood plates and a few entree platters. Daily specials

include items such as breaded pork chops on Wednesdays and seafood options on Friday. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

dar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PIZZa

Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING —

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8328032; www.marktwainspizza.com — 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. $

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-

1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 8957272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old Hammond Hwy., 831-1248 — R&O’s offers a mix of pizza and Creole and Italian seafood dishes. There’s everything from seafood gumbo and stuffed artichokes to po-boys and muffulettas. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $

SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800 — Neapolitan-style pizza rules, but you can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. There are also a full coffee bar, Italian sodas and organic teas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA —

4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHES & PO-BOYS MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368

Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www. mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and ched-

PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 —

TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com — The roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this Uptown bar. Other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SEaFOOD GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT — 575

Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com — Grand Isle offers seafood options from raw oysters to lobster St. Malo with combines Maine lobster, shrimp and mussels in seafood broth. Baked Gulf fish are served with compound chili butter, potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700

Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill. com — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy.,

737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOuL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548;

www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com — Big Mamma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., Lunch daily, dinner Sun. Credit cards. $

StEaKHOuSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE —

Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 5877099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www. ruthschris.com — Ruth’s top-quality steaks are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and arrive at the table sizzling. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie Road, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Vega’s mix of hot and cold tapas dishes includes a salad of lump crabmeat on arugula with blood orange vinaigrette, seared tuna with avocado and tomato relish, braised pork empanadillos, steamed mussels and shrimp with tomatoes and garlic in caper-basil cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

VIEtNaMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania

St., 899-5129; www.moonnola.com — 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., 309-7283 — Noodles abound at this Mid-City eatery, which excels at vinegary chicken salad over shredded cabbage, as well as bowls of steaming pho. Vegetable-laden wonton soup and thick spring rolls make a refreshing, satisfying meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308 Manhattan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Bo kho is a popular beef stew. Appetizers include fried egg rols, crab rangoons and rice paper spring rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental

Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www. pho-nola.com — Pho NOLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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Irish Channel did not flood Katrina damaged house with 2 & 1/3 L-shaped lots. 2 lots each 30x120’ = 60’ x 120’ & rear portion of corner lot 35’ x 25’, double driveway in front with also a single tin garage & a single driveway on side street. $8,567 roof, 7 rooms & 3 bathrooms. Fourth sewer line in rear, 2 large walk in closets. Large walk in pantry. Huge, red brick floor to ceiling double sided fireplace. Could house 1 family or owner occupied plus 1 rental, or 2 rentals, or could build single or double on second lot. Much space to add on Huge yard for in-ground pool. Many options for house and land. Paved front patio with 2 large red brick planters. $210,000, 504-832-1901.

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800 sq/ft., wd flrs, 2 firepl mantels, ceil fans, LR, DR, kit, bath w/clawfoot, hall closet, BR w/closet. Cent a/h, DW, fridge w/ice & wtr, Stackable W&D, small front yd, EZ on st pkg. Walk to Rouses, bars & restaurants. Pets OK w/fee. Avail April 1. $780/lse. (504) 908-5210 for appt.

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4340 S. Carrollton 1 BR,1 BA, new appl, w/water $825. 3222 Napoleon 2 Rms Avail, $600 w/utils. No Pets + Deposit • 504-376-4676

UpTown/Garden dIsTrICT 1 BEDROOM APT

2511 S Carrollton Ave. Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $700/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-4507450.

1 Blk to St. Charles

1711 2nd St. Lrg 1b/1b, dish washer, w/d onsite, cent AC, marble mantels, patio $850/mo 895-4726 or 261-7611

1205 ST CHARLES/$1050

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. 985871-4324, 504-442-0573. Avail May!

1510 CARONDELET 1 block to St. Charles

8217 PLUM ST

Near univ, 1 br, furn kit, wd flrs, cen a/h, new ba, w/d on site. $900 furn, $850 unfurn, 1 yr lse. 504-415-1030

GRT LOCATIONS!

1 LARGE BR, large walk-in closet, new renov, new appliances, security, parking space. $1550. Call 899-0607

MAGAZINE ST O/S gtd pkng, pool, lndry $775/ mo LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT St. Andrew- O/S, gtd pkng, pool, laun, $775/mo & up NAPOLEON 1 BR, pool, lndry, os pkng, $700/mo 891-2420

2 BR NEAR MAGAZINE

NEAR UNIV•GARDEN DIST

1 BR balc apt, $750 . Studio lg rm, kitc, full bath, $650 w/d on site 1-888239-6566 or mballier@yahoo.com

1750 ST. CHARLES APT

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

2 UPTOWN APARTMENTS

2 BR & 3 BR. hdwd floors, cent a/c, Lusher School District, University area. $950 - $1300. Chris - 861-7528

2218 GENERAL PERSHING

3 br, 1 ba apt, lr, dr, furn kit, cen a/h, w/d, cble & wtr incl. Close to univ & stcar. $1156/mo. Call Cindy, 236-3278.

6317 S. PRIEUR

Near Tulane 2 bedroom, living room, dining room, furn kit, tile bath. No pets. $800/mo, Call 504-283-7569

7522 BENJAMIN - NR UNIV

1 br condo w/ pool, prkg, laundry, gated community. $675/mo w/wtr pd. No pets. (504) 858-2162.

7821 JEANETTE

Lrge 3 bdrms, 2 ba, liv rm, din rm. furn kit, cen a/h, hdwd flrs, wsher/ dryer. $2000/mo. 899-7657.

815 PINE ST

1 BR unfurnished apt, 3 blocks to universities, $700/mo, utilities incl. No pets. 504-865-8437 for appt.

Studios, 1 & 2 bd + loft. 1.5 - 2 baths apts. some uitl pd. Hdwd flrs, hi ceil, cen a/h, furn kit with d/w, lndry. $600 - $1200/mo. 388-7426.

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504-949-5400 931 Bienville

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500 Mandeville #5

2/2 Marigny,cvdpkg,pool,allextras! $1600

1127 Chartres #2

2/1 spacious, lots of closets, 1st floor

1035 Chartres USQ

1/1 pvt cytd balc, great loc, hdwd flrs $825

715 Esplanade A

3/2 Pvt Balc, hdwd flrs, Parking(3) $2750

$1100

NEAR UNIVERSITIES

3/1.5 Dublin near streetcar. Lv, furn kit, w/d hkp, hdwd flrs,ceil fans, scrn porch. $1150 + deposit. Owner/Agent, 442-2813

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studio Cozy, 2nd flr condo, no kitchen $576

715 Royal F

2/2 renov, blac, prvt patio & prvt pool $2950

829 Ursulines #6

CONDOS FOR SALE 1233 Esplanade #19 studio condo with pool

$69,000

3139 Burgundy ½

$85,000

929 Dumaine

1/1 condo with parking studio great location!

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5542 Charlotte Dr. $99,500 Slab Ranch - 3 BR, 2 BA Partially renov + Guest Cottage 504-568-1359

3141 PONCE de LEON UNITS 1 & 5

Unit 1, zoned comm/res. 1 br, 1 ba, $224,500

High demand area, great for retail, food or office

Unit 5, zoned res. 1 br, 1 ba, $148,000

Fantastic location-in the heart of it all! Steps to Fairgrounds-convenient to restaurants, NOMA and City Park

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REAL ESTATE COVINGTON

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

227 S. ORCHARD LANE

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT CONDO FOR SALE

1 Blk off St. Charles. 2/2, wd flrs, appls & w/d incl., grnite cntrtps & ss appl. OS pkng. $169,900 Darlene, Hera Realty 504-914-6352

MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL AGAIN!

Garden Home, gated, 3br, 2 ba wd flrs, 10’ ceil, granite. 1634 sq ft liv, 2250 total. $249K. 985-892-5533

LOTS/ACREAGE ARIZONA BIG BEAUTIFUL LOTS, $99/ mo., $0-down, $0-interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing. NO CREDIT CHECK! (800) 631-8164 Code 4054 www. sunsiteslandrush.com OWN 20 ACRES, Only $129/mo. $13,900 near growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free map/pictures. 866-257-4555 www. sunsetranches.com

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

CORPORATE RENTALS New Orleans Area 10 Min to Downtown

1Br, 1 Ba, Nwly Remod, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2325 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.

LUXURY APTS

3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. $850/mo. 504-443-2280

OLD METAIRIE 1/2 OFF FIRST MONTH OLD METAIRIE SECRET

1 or 2 BR, Sparkling Pool, Bike Path, 12’ x 24’ Liv.Rm, Sep Din, King Master, No Pets, No Sect 8, $699 & $799 . 504-236-5776

227 CODIFER BLVD

Old Met 2 br lower duplex. Lg fenced yd, off st pkg, small pet OK. Walk to everything! $1100. 504-908-6751

METAIRIE TOWERS

$1250/mo. 1 BR/1 1/2BA. Hot tub & Pool, pkng. New kit. Util & TV incld., 24 hr desk service. 504-628-4996

3 SMALL OFFICES - CBD

Diamondhead. ALL amen! I-10 - blks. 3-3-2+ Lx Stucco, Split fpln cnr lot, deck & iron fencing. Many unique feat, Arched ent, Copper awnings, hi ceils, cer flrs/crpt skylts. $289,900. Hate 2 part w/it - but nature calls! 228-348-1754.

From 135 - 220 sq ft. Can be subdivided. $500 each. Parking available. Call 561-1216 for info.

METAIRIE Condo For Rent

2Bd/1Ba. 835sqft. Faces pool. Patio/ OS Pking.Laundry Facil./Pool on Premises. $850/mth 504-289-4411

BYWATER

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CARROLLTON

LARGE 1BR STUDIO

8131 PLUM - LG 1 BR

Beau upr apt, lg lr/dr comb, frplce w/ mantel, cen a/h, wd flrs, blt-in kit, wd on premises, off st pkg. $850/mo, lse/dep. 909-5541 or 865-1091.

8131 PLUM ST

Lg studio, wk in closet, stcar line. Lg eat-in kit, wd flrs, hi ceil, cen a/h, w/d on site, off st pkg. $800 dep/lse. 9095541 or 865-1091.

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420’. Full kit & bath. Historic feat., crtyrd, fr. drs, W/D. $795/mo + $100 incl. util. Pets neg. Long-term, refs req’d. + dep. 504-588-2733

NEW RENTAL 556 N. Rochblave Walking distance to Ffairgrounds. Newly renov. 3 rms, kit, bath, washrm, fridge, mw, stove & washer. $650 mo/ neg. 504-905-9086, 504-717-7394.

FRENCH QUARTER CONDOS 929 Dumaine ONLY 4 LEFT! STARTING AT $99,000 G. Geoffrey Lutz Owner/Agent 482-8760

GENTILLY Newly renov, new appls, cen a/h, w/d, alarm, fncd yd, off st prkg, priv entrance, $875+util. 504-283-8450.

IRISH CHANNEL

HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

Not a shotgun! 2 small cottages joined in the middle creating one unique single home, Granite counters, central air and heat, nice wood floors, and recycled wooden paneling lend a rustic charm. Small yard makes this a great condo alternative.

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

BROADMOOR 4211 S. BROAD

2-3 BR, 2 full ba, lg upper, furn kit, wd/cer flrs, cf. CH, grt flrplc. Lotsa closets & o/s pkg. Pets ok. $1100/ mo. 874-3195

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony with view of Mississippi & Fr Qtr. $100/mo w/ dep. Call 504-909-2104.

817 AMELIA STREET $249,000

3br 2ba house. Updated kit & ba, wd fls, high ceil, cent a/h, w/d hkup, walk to ferry, parks, $1500. 713-204-5342

Big Beautiful Bargain

FRENCH QUARTER

LARGE 2 BR, 1 BA APT

REAL ESTATE Call (504) 483-3100

938 Royal St. A $237K Great location for this condo. Perfect for your weekend getaways! Quaint & comfortable. 1 br, great kit & bath.

Paula Bowler • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 • www.frenchquarterrealty.com

Freshly remodeled 2 br, 2 full ba, w/d hkps, cen a/h, c-fans, fncd yd, avail now. $875. 888-239-6566 or mballier@yahoo.com

ALGIERS POINT

Totally renov sgl 2 br house, cen a/h, ceil fans, w/d hkps, fully furn kit. $1350/mo + dep. Call Joe, 400-7273.

931-35 Dauphine $769K 1850’S Creole cottage. Updated kit & ba, patio, ctyd w/pond. Back unit has 4 studio apts -7 apts total. $6600/mo rent income.

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY

1023 PIETY ST

605 VALLETTE ST

COMMERCIAL RENTALS

MISSISSIPPI

3232 Bore St. Great home in conv. loc. FOR SALE or FOR RENT! $199,000 or $1200/mo. 3 bdrm, 1 ba home w gleaming wood floors, bright white kit, garage, storage, fenced yd. All appliances remain! Donna Chandler • Re/Max Affiliates O: 504-838-7649 or C: 504-669-4677

Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226 Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in New Orleans, LA 70130

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149 Moonraker, Slidell - $249k Completely renov! Scored concrete flrs. Beatiful bkyd w/saltwater pool, fenced, bulkhead w/deck & Boatslip. Shortsale.

3416 Hyman Pl, Algiers - $198k Beaut 4/2.5, 2 story. Completely restored after Katrina. Lots of cabinets in spacious kitchen. Bring all offers.

11019 Morrison, New Orleans - $195k Beaut 3/2, open flrpln. Sep guest hse w/ ba & kit. Also sep storage hse. Long driveway for 3+ cars.

1101 Yardley, New Orleans - 182,900 3/2 with all new interior. Granite, new ac/heat, new roof, lg 2 car gar & bk yd. (bond for deed considered)

2549 Ridgecrest, Marrero - $176,645 Great home with lots of potential. Will not last long at this price.

110 Castle Drive, Slidell - $150k Beautiful, well kept, 3/2 home with 2 car gar & huge fenced bkyd. $2000 in closing assistance by seller.

24 Azalea, Gretna - $124,900 Gorgeous, renovate cottage. New int, fresh paint, spacious kit, new ac/heat. Seller wlll assist with closing costs.

1724 Desire, New Orleans - $39k Stately 3/2 split level home needs renovation. Great location in Faubourg Marigny historic district. Dble lot.

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