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The Dalai Lama in New Orleans The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader visits the city for the first time ever this week.

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was named the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year at its annual awards ceremony in New York May 4. The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has granted more than $5.3 million to children’s education and culinary arts programs, including the Edible Schoolyard in New Orleans, Cafe Reconcile, Liberty’s Kitchen, and the Culinary Arts Studio at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.


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raised $1,412 for the Youth Orchestra of the Lower Ninth Ward. The group held a benefit concert, “Carnivale: A Night of Charity and Music,” May 3 at Loyola University’s Roussel Hall. The Youth Orchestra of the Lower Ninth Ward provides free music instruction and meals to local children. step?’ we thought it’s time A traditional Tibetan to invite the Dalai Lama to ceremony in Dharamsala. New Orleans and recogPHOTO COURTESY RON MARKS/ nize the connection.” TULANE UNIvERSITY Marks hand-delivered the invitation (of which the Dalai Lama receives thousands each year), and four months later, the Dalai Lama’s office accepted. (Marks received confirmation via email while driving back from weekend camping in the swamps. “I hadn’t had email in two days,” he says. “I turned my cellphone and email on. Fortunately I wasn’t driving. I jumped up and down.”) “His visit more than anything is going to be an opportunity for us in the West, in New Orleans, to realize that so much of the emphasis is on developing the mind,” Marks says. “What

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The Dalai Lama’s visit was coordinated via Tulane University’s School of Social Work. For more than a decade, professor Ron Marks has arranged annual visits to Dharamsala with his graduate students. Marks partnered with alumnus Neil Guidry, who established the Louisiana Himalaya Connection, to organize a student trip “to allow students to be deeply immersed into a community, develop social programs, and equally as important, to really confront a different ways of organizing communities, different ways of being, and different orientations in the world,” Marks says. The first group of students traveled to Dharamsala in September 2002. The four-week service-learning program makes its 12th trip this year. “Over these years I’ve established this connection with the community,” Marks says. “We’ve just become deeply connected to the community. … When it came time to think, ‘What’s the next

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By Alex Woodward n April 20, while Mayor Mitch Landrieu was a few miles away launching his NOLA for Life nonviolence event in Algiers, the French Market filled with colorful Tibetan prayer flags — symbols of peace and compassion — to mark Prayer Flag Day in New Orleans. That two events, coordinated separately and coincidentally, called for peace at the same hour had underscored the message relayed by political and religious leaders in preparation for the Dalai Lama’s first-ever visit to New Orleans this week. At the market, a few dozen people gathered as Tibetan Buddhist monks, business leaders, New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond and New Orleans first lady Cheryl Landrieu announced Prayer Flag Day as the beginning of a symbolic red carpet of peace messages a few weeks before the arrival of the Dalai Lama, who visits New Orleans this week. “The Dalai Lama’s message is one of peace and reconciliation and consolation,” Aymond said. “As you and I know, closer to home, daily we have murder and violence and the effects of racism. We believe the message of His Holiness is an important one, not just for the world but for us as a city.” The 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists exiled in Dharamsala, India, will address the public in two sold-out talks at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and UNO Lakefront Arena. He also will address students during the 2013 Tulane University commencement ceremony and the “Resilience: Strength Through Compassion and Connection” academic conference. “Many cities can speak about resilience, but New Orleans has been through so much in the past few years, it really knows what it means to be a resilient city and stand back up after adversity,” Landrieu said. “Individuals and communities can be resilient, and we have both here.”

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I believe he’ll want to manifest in New Orleans is to develop a heart. That speaks to his essence of compassionate behavior.” Students at the School of Social Work provide service through more than 75 local organizations, including schools, hospitals, post-Katrina assistance programs, and in Plaquemines Parish following the BP oil disaster. Students also perform internships globally, serving in destinations as far flung as Rwanda, Jordan and the Middle East. “Our curriculum is really relationship-centered,” Marks says. “We really strongly believe in recognizing the value of relationships … contextualized as part of a community.” With the annual trip to Dharamsala, Marks says students are encouraged to question Western paradigms and see how spirituality forms the fabric of a community, with “understanding” being a contributing factor to one’s happiness. “Students take that away, and sometimes they leave with a real profound understanding and sometimes they leave with a profound question,” Marks says. “Of course they also take away a tremendous respect of Tibetan people for their resilience.” Nestled among the Himalayas, Tibet has remained under Chinese control since 1950, following generations of political turmoil. The Tibetan government in exile, established by the Dalai Lama in 1959, remains in Dharamsala. The Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his efforts to help liberate Tibet. “Tibetans are essentially refugees with a tremendous capacity for resilience,” Marks says. “How they work together as a community — whether or not driven by Buddhism — and their way of recognizing happiness can come from compassion. Our students embrace that.” Three of Marks’ students created a curriculum for New Orleans schools that translates the Dalai Lama’s messages on ethical behavior. The curriculum, used by the Youth Empowerment Project, is driven by the ideas of interdependence, nonviolence and compassion. Tulane alum Laura Hasenstein, who joined the Dharamsala trip last year and is a member of the Dalai Lama Outreach Team in New Orleans, helped write the curriculum, which includes six 30-minute sessions for children, teens and adults. The first session provides some context and background on the Dalai Lama. “A lot of people don’t really know who the Dalai Lama is,”

Symbols of peace and compassion, numerous strands of prayer flags are displayed in Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama set up a Tibetan government in exile in 1959. PHOTO COuRTESY RON MARKS/TuLANE uNIvERSITY

Hasenstein says. “Or maybe they do, but they don’t understand why he’s important.” The following sessions discuss compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, resilience and happiness, “all pulling from traditional Tibetan practices, so students learn about that area of the world,” Hasenstein says. Among the public events planned in recognition of the Dalai Lama’s visit is a Tibetan bazaar opening May 14 at the Convention Center, where monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will sell Tibetan crafts and goods. The monastery was founded in Tibet in 1416, and its monks moved to India following the closure and destruction of thousands of monasteries by Chinese authorities. In 1991, the monks established a nonprofit organization and monastery in Atlanta and incorporated with Emory university. The monks also will create a sand mandala, a large colored-sand painting made over four days. On May 17, a procession will bring the mandala to the Mississippi River, where it will be ceremoniously dispersed. The convention center will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14-17. The bazaar also will open at the Lakefront Arena from noon to 4:30 p.m. May 18. A film series at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center screens several films exploring Tibet, Buddhism and the Dalai Lama, including live streams of his public talks — the Dalai Lama will address “strength through compassion” at the convention center on May 17 and “strength through connection” at the Lakefront Arena on May 18. Swan River Yoga hosts meditations and discussions throughout the week, and a closing concert at the Old u.S. Mint at 8 p.m. May 18 features Tibetan singer-songwriter Techung and Lhasa Spirits with African drum and jazz outfit Africa Brass. Chua Bo De Buddhist Temple hosts two public talks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 19. visit for more information and a full schedule of events.

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“i don’t have his [Jindal’s] cellphone. The governor said they would get me his cell number. i never got it. i never asked again. … i would say he has virtually no professional relationship with me and the other statewide elected officials. it’s just become a given that no one has a lot of communication with him.” — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, talking to The Lens’ Tyler Bridges about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “macro-management” style. Dardenne said he and Jindal have had only two “substantive” conversations in three years, and have yet to speak on the phone.

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shooting match STATE GUN BILLS ON THE MOVE Months before the 2013 legislative session, GOP lawmakers pre-filed a rash of bills in response to “gun control threats” from the Obama administration in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.,

last December. Four of those bills got closer to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk as they passed the senate Judiciary Committee May 7. House Bill 5 from state Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City, met little opposition in committee. The bill seeks to block any federal legislation that restricts gun owners from owning semi-automatic weapons. state Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, saw passage of his House Bill 6, which allows off-duty law enforcement to carry weapons on school campuses. state Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier City, was able to pass his House Bill 8, which seeks to fine anyone who publishes conceal-carry permit holder information. (That bill has met considerable criticism from state media organizations, including the Louisiana Press Association.) The committee also passed House Bill 265 from state Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Central. The bill would create lifetime conceal-carry permits. Meanwhile, in a separate senate committee, sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, killed House Bill 48 by state Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, who sought to allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring their weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol. Also last week, the senate education committee passed House Bill 718 from state Rep. Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville, who wants to require school officials to coordinate live-shooter drills, training and violent emergency response plans with local law enforcement. These bills now head to the senate floor for debate. — ALeX wOODwARD

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ADVOCATE POACHES TOP TALENT One week after New Orleans businessman John Georges purchased The Advocate and installed former Times-Picayune Managing editors Peter Kovacs as editor and Dan Shea as general manager, the war between the papers escalated. Former T-P City editor Gordon Russell and City Desk editor Martha Carr — considered by staffers the leading lights in the newsroom during the paper’s recent troubled times — defected to The Advocate, along with reporters Claire Galofaro and Andrew Vanacore. A newsroom source told Gambit several days before the announcement, “if Gordon and Martha are leaving, we’re all leaving” — and indeed two more prominent T-P veterans will join The Advocate in the next few days. The four staffers who quit last week offered two weeks’ notice to T-P vice President of Content Jim Amoss, and then left for a meeting at The Advocate’s Baton Rouge headquarters while still officially on T-P office time. The paper let them go immediately. Kovacs told Gambit he didn’t have a precise date for when their bylines might start appearing in The Advocate. “i think our goal is in the very near future,” Kovacs said. “Things are moving very quickly and i would hope we would start seeing them in the next week or so. it’s a ramp-up process.” Beyond that, Kovacs had little to say when asked about a redesign of the paper (rumored to be scheduled for late summer) and a possible web redesign. “we have lots of plans to improve the paper,” Kovacs said. “i’m not going into which they are and when they’re coming.” — KeviN ALLMAN

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STACY HEAD ON THE MAYOR’S VETO On May 1, Mayor Mitch Landrieu vetoed City Council vice President stacy Head’s food truck ordinance, a pilot plan package that would have updated the city’s decades-old mobile vendor laws. Head responded with a compromise plan — and before Landrieu’s annual state of the City address May 7, Head told Gambit her latest proposal now is “largely in the administration’s court.” “it’s horribly disappointing,” she said. “with the issues the city has before us, the violent crime that is strangling our city, the quality of life issues left unresolved on a daily basis, the crumbling infrastructure — for this to have taken so much of my energy and time, it’s disappointing.” Head asks that Landrieu “stay true to his word and support food trucks and increase the number by 75 in this interim while he drafts this legislation.” “we just need to know what he wants. For 10 months we hadn’t heard that,” she said. “so i wrote a letter, i told them verbally, i told them in a statement and i told them on the dais, that if they can present some kind of package to us, maybe we can get the ball rolling.” On May 16, City Council will consider Landrieu’s veto, though Head said she doesn’t know whether she’ll have the votes to override it. “i’m very pragmatic, and i know there are practical challenges to that,” she said, “which is why i’ve given the council and the mayor two options: we can keep the status quo, which is clearly what the mayor wants, or the reforms i passed.” — KeviN ALLMAN & ALeX wOODwARD


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ayor Mitch Landrieu delivered his annual State of the City address last week in the gymnasium of the Treme Center, the newly opened recreational facility in Armstrong Park. It was a fitting backdrop for a speech that was heavy on the city’s (read: the mayor’s) accomplishments over the last year, but this year’s address — the last of Landrieu’s current term — also had a not-so-subtle subtext, and that was what the city (read: the mayor) hopes to accomplish by 2018, the tercentennial of the founding of New Orleans. Those goals, of course, are dependent on his re-election — and that was the implicit message of his speech. In 2009, when there was a pre-qualifying scramble to see who would replace outgoing Mayor Ray Nagin, Landrieu initially said he had no plans to run. But when no clear frontrunner emerged from a field of seven potential or declared candidates, then-Lt. Gov. Landrieu jumped into the race shortly before qualifying opened and quickly put together a winning coalition. This time around, there’s no major opponent to challenge Landrieu — unless his occasional irritant, City Council Vice President Stacy Head, decides to get in the race. Despite a murder rate that remains stubbornly high, Landrieu is riding a wave of approval in public opinion polls. More than 70 percent of respondents in a University of New Orleans survey conducted last month said they approve or strongly approve of the mayor’s performance. His popularity spans racial lines, with more than 80 percent of whites and 65 percent of blacks giving him high marks. (The poll didn’t break down respondents by political party.) Combine Landrieu’s approval ratings with the natural advantages of incumbency and a flush war chest — his most recent filing with the Louisiana Ethics Administration, in February, showed he had just over $1 million on hand — and the mayor looks to be in good shape going into election season. This year’s State of the City address held no major policy initiatives, unlike in 2012, when the mayor used the speech to introduce “NOLA For Life,” his new anticrime program designed to bring the city’s violent crime-fighting initiatives under one umbrella. (In his 2011 address, Landrieu named former City Councilman James Carter to be the city’s first criminal justice commissioner, a position that was quietly dissolved last September after Carter left the administration.) NOLA For Life gets high marks for its success stories, but overall the local crime rate remains too high. Landrieu noted that murder is down 15 percent from this time last year, but he failed to mention the year-end numbers

— 199 murders in 2011, 193 murders in 2012 — ‚ and 2013 isn’t looking much better, at least so far. Landrieu proposed nothing as farreaching as NOLA For Life in his latest speech. Instead, the mayor ticked off a list of accomplishments: the second round of the city’s Small Business Assistance program; the return of the Circle Food Store in the 7th Ward (set to open by Thanksgiving, according to Landrieu); the efficacy of the “NOLA 311” phone assistance service; the long-promised “one-stop shop” for City Hall permitting (homebuilders who have visited it “almost stroked out,” Landrieu boasted); “nearly” 60 miles of bike lanes; three balanced budgets in a row; and a long list of new municipal buildings and facilities. (Not mentioned were the Lafitte Greenway project and the Bywater-Marigny riverfront park, two ongoing projects that have been mired in

With his latest State of the City speech, Landrieu made it clear the race starts now. controversy and red tape. The Greenway is unlikely to be completed by its target date of next spring, and the riverfront park is similarly behind schedule.) When it came to what the city would look like in 2018, Landrieu was full of ideas. “The goal: In five years,” the mayor said, “make the jump from dream to reality and create a city for the ages.” Those plans include “a world-class city with a world-class airport,” the completion of the City Park Master Plan and the UMC Hospital in Mid-City, a new streetcar line on North Rampart Street and “the World Trade Center site remade into a worldclass civic space.” Certainly those 2018 goals should also include another Super Bowl in the Crescent City. The unspoken conclusion, of course, was that Landrieu should lead the city for another four years. It was impossible to miss this larger point. The next mayoral primary is set for Feb. 1, 2014, with qualifying Dec. 11-13. With his latest State of the City speech, Landrieu made it clear the race starts now.

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Supreme Court by 5.5 percent, courts of appeal by 3.7 percent and district courts by 4 percent. Each jurist also would get a 2.1 percent boost annually between 2014 and 2017, as recommended by the Judicial Compensation Commission. Martiny’s bill was passed by the revenue and fiscal affairs Committee, but, like the assessors’ proposal, it also was recommitted to the finance Committee. Unlike the other pay raise proposals, which rely on local government revenues, Martiny’s bill would tap the state general fund for $8 million over the next five years. all this is playing out as lawmakers grapple with a $1.3 billion revenue shortfall in the coming fiscal year and local governments look for more aid from the state and the feds. from a Pr perspective, the timing of the pay raises couldn’t be worse. on one hand, lawmakers are being asked to increase revenue by reducing tax credits, which would take money away

Lawmakers face huge fiscal challenges beyond finding ways to give pay hikes to local officials and judges. from businesses and citizens. on the other, they’re being asked to give some elected officials even more money. Unless the public or Jindal reacts, lawmakers will continue agreeing with the two strongest, soundest arguments for the raises: They’re long overdue and would come from local coffers. Many local officials receive automobile allowances in addition to smaller perks they rightly deserve, ranging from parking to operational autonomy. Many also get health insurance, sometimes extended to their families, and generous retirement plans. lawmakers also are debating a budget that some propose to balance by taking $500 million in one-time money to prop up higher education and other vital services. That money won’t necessarily be there next year — for a need that’s always there. at the end of the day, lawmakers face huge fiscal challenges beyond finding ways to give pay hikes to local officials and judges. The only challenge that would be bigger would be finding a way to increase their own pay, which is not likely to happen for a long, long time. — Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist in Baton Rouge. Contact him at jeremy@ Follow him on Twitter: @alfordwrites.


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ver wonder what orleans Parish assessor Erroll G. Williams and Jefferson Parish assessor Tom Capella get paid? last year, their base pay was $125,290. But that’s just their salary. Williams got another $8,770.30 in “certification pay” last year for completing continuing education courses. Capella hadn’t completed the courses as of last year, but he has since earned his certification and now is eligible for the additional pay. Both men also get a 10 percent expense allowance. When all income sources (compiled by the legislative auditor) are cobbled together, Williams’ total compensation last year was more than $147,000. Capella’s topped $137,000. That’s significantly more than the $127,400 Gov. Bobby Jindal reported to the Ethics administration. rep. Simone Champagne, r-Erath, introduced legislation to make assessors, clerks, registrars, district attorneys and other parochial officials publish their offices’ salary info on a local government website. “The public should know what these expenditures are,” she says. after intense lobbying by local officials and their associations, Champagne’s bill died in the House and Governmental affairs Committee. opponents claimed that only political adversaries during election seasons want such information. They complained about employees’ salaries being published as well, although that information is already public record. “We were also told that there are about 15 parishes that do not even have websites,” Champagne says. Meanwhile, Senate Bill 63 by Sen. fred Mills, r-Parks, would grant assessors a 4 percent annual pay raise for four consecutive years, effective immediately. Mills’ bill made it through the Senate revenue and fiscal affairs Committee and needs approval from the Senate finance Committee. according to an analysis by the legislative fiscal office, the bill would cost local governments $4.7 million through 2017. Mills says lawmakers have been receptive only because the money would come from local sources and the raises would be permissive, not mandatory. “Plus, they haven’t received a raise in seven years, and the bill calls for more certification,” he adds, echoing what supporters of other pay raise proposals this year are saying. already passed by the House in a 58-34 vote is House Bill 174 by rep. Jeff arnold, d-New orleans, which would give clerks of court the same 4 percent bump under a similar framework. The cost would be $1.2 million over the next four years. like the assessor pay raise proposal, clerks would have to increase their salaries using their own budgets. The bill now must navigate the Senate for final passage. on another front, Senate Bill 188 by Sen. danny Martiny, r-Metairie, would increase salaries this year for judges on the

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A failure to lead magine yourself the manager of a local grocery store. Now imagine that you forgot to order king cakes in time for Carnival season. The cakes arrive on Ash Wednesday, so you quietly put them on “sale” and, when questioned by the store owner about lost profits, you blame your employees for the snafu and say that the store has always put leftover king cakes on sale after Mardi Gras. That, in effect, is how Jefferson Parish President John Young explained his bungling of the parish’s failed millage propositions on May 4. The propositions were intended to extend a pair of 5-mill property taxes that provide critical sewerage and water services in most of Jefferson and to renew a 20-mill tax for fire protection in Terrytown. They had the misfortune of appearing on the same ballot as the wildly unpopular Crescent City Connection tolls, which

ball, which is what a real leader would do, Young repeatedly tried to deflect blame onto others, including the parish’s bond counsel. He also claimed that his administration mounted a bona fide effort to educate voters about the millage. That was simply untrue. All in all, Young’s performance during and after the “campaign” was a classic, and classless, display of political cowardice. If Young had truly wanted to lead the effort on behalf of the millages, he would have begun by meeting with local leaders to map out a winning strategy — together. He also would have brought his department heads to civic and business meetings, PowerPoint in tow. Then he would have put himself out front, like a leader, forthrightly asking voters to renew the tax. None of that happened. Turns out he didn’t even go to the council on time to get the millages on the

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It’s a back-asswards way of doing what should have been done a year or more ago.


Jefferson voters killed by a margin of more than four-to-one. Everyone saw the tolls’ defeat coming. All the more reason, therefore, for Young, as the parish’s chief executive, to marshal Jefferson’s civic and political forces in support of the millages, which every responsible citizen agrees are absolutely necessary. Instead, he ran to the front of the anti-toll parade and all but ignored the parish millages, at least publicly. He even sent out a parish-wide email the day before the election with the subject line, “Vote No Tomorrow.” The text of his email message dealt exclusively with the tolls, no mention of the millages. In the end, only the Terrytown fire millage passed — nearly two-to-one. some say that’s because it appeared on the ballot in just 16 precincts, but that’s not why it passed. No, the Terrytown millage passed because local firefighters and civic leaders got organized and informed voters about the issue. Last week, the parish council called Young on the carpet for the failed millages. Council members, who admittedly are not his allies, took turns grilling Young and several of his top aides about the lackluster campaign put forth in support of the millages. Instead of admitting he dropped the

ballot. The failed parish millages expired at the end of 2012 — and now there’s some question as to whether they can legally be approved and collected this year. If not, the parish will lose millions. Even if they can be salvaged, it’s a back-asswards way of doing what should have been done a year or more ago. Young says the parish has always timed its millage renewals this way. Maybe so, but past administrations also got out front and made the case for renewal. Young did not. Young claims he “tried to cut through the clutter” of anti-toll rhetoric to promote the millages. He did this by sending voters explanatory emails and fliers, which constituted, um, more clutter. Truth be told, he was too busy getting his mug on TV bashing the tolls — leading the charge for a popular cause — to risk any of his political capital on behalf of less popular but absolutely necessary property taxes. And when the council took him to task, he couldn’t even bring himself to take responsibility for the millages’ defeat. He instead let several of his top aides take the hits for him. That’s worse than a failure to communicate. That’s a failure to lead. It makes one wonder who’s minding the store in Jefferson.

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Dear Michael, New Orleans street numbers were converted to the present “hundred block” system in 1893 and ’94. Until then, there was no standardization to the numbering process, and house numbers found on documents before 1895 reflect the previous numbering system. Before the change, the address of the building at 213215 Bourbon St. was 33. The owner at that time was Fulcran Randon, who purchased the property in 1875 to house Randon Cleaners and Dyers, which had been in business since 1850. The building had many owners before Randon, but it never was a firehouse. Randon Cleaners closed after a fire in the 200 block of Bourbon Street in 1964. The ground floor of the building was rented to various lounge and restaurant operators until 1978, when Ralph & Kacoo’s opened. That restaurant was followed in 1985 by Mike Anderson’s, which closed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

St. in the French Quarter with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The sisters established a school and orphanage, and they helped poor immigrants and victims of yellow fever. The three-story house with the wraparound balcony in an area then known as “Little Italy” dates from the mid1800s. It already had deteriorated from a mansion to a tenement house by the time Mother Cabrini bought it in 1892. She had rented rooms in the house and solicited funds from wealthy families and politicians to buy the building when she was unable to find a better location. The building was renovated and in 1894 opened its doors to orphans; soon 40 chil-


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s Gov. Bobby Jindal single-mindedly plans for life beyond Louisiana, the state Republican Party is planning for life beyond Jindal. And nobody is poised to play a bigger role than a man whose career was on life support just six years ago: U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Louisiana may have a powerful governorship held by a man reelected less than two years ago with 66 percent of the vote, but in many ways Vitter, not Jindal, already has become the de facto leader of the state’s GOP. This isn’t really a comeback story. Other high-profile politicians from both major parties — like former South Carolina governor and newly elected U.S. Rep Mark Sanford and former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner — have been pleading with voters for a second chance after being forced from office for personal improprieties. Meanwhile, Vitter, who admitted to an unspecified “serious sin” after his phone number was discovered in the records of a Washington, D.C., call girl operation, never left public life. Instead, it’s a tale of luck, aggressiveness, what some would call outright shamelessness — and shrewd political strategy. First, the luck: Not only did Vitter’s wife Wendy stand by her man, but another woman, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco, also played an unwitting part in his survival. Had Vitter resigned in 2007 when the scandal broke, Blanco could have appointed a Democrat to replace him in the closely divided U.S. Senate. Vitter’s GOP colleagues, even though few cared for him on a personal level, had good reason to rally to his side. But don’t discount other parts of the equation. While some politicians have at least acted humbled, Vitter initially hid from view and then plowed ahead as if nothing had happened. He amassed an army of allies in Baton Rouge and executed a flawless strategy


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U.S. Sen. David Vitter has been instrumental in strengthening the GOP’s standing in the Louisiana Legislature with Republican majorities in both houses, which could help him if he runs for governor in 2015.


to win re-election in 2010, at the height of Tea Party-driven fervor against President Barack Obama: While Democrat Charlie Melancon, then the congressman from Louisiana’s 3rd District, sought to make the race a referendum on Vitter’s character, Vitter managed to make it all about the president. The vote wasn’t even close. Now, sporting an approval rating safely in positive territory (while Jindal’s has slipped below even Obama’s), Vitter is busy flexing his political muscle. He frequently weighs in on state-level issues. He has taken it upon himself to rally the GOP behind a consensus candidate in next year’s Senate race against his Democratic colleague Mary Landrieu. As contenders start jockeying to replace Jindal in 2015, Vitter’s holding a spot in the top tier — just in case he decides to use it. Vitter declined an interview request for this story and hasn’t said much about a possible run for governor, but all sorts of signs suggest he’ll throw his hat in the ring. A well-heeled ally has set up a Super PAC to support Vitter “and his conservative agenda for Louisiana,” according to Charlie Spies, who filed paperwork to establish The Fund for Louisiana’s Future. The Super PAC is registered in D.C. and Baton Rouge. That way it could back either a federal or state-level agenda. “I would surmise that he’s at least thinking about it in a big way,” said J.T. Hannan, a board member and former chair of the Greater New Orleans Republicans, echoing a sentiment shared by some others. That Vitter survived a sex scandal isn’t even the most remarkable part of his trajectory. Just as amazing is that the one-time lone wolf has emerged as leader of the pack.

Will the Louisiana State Capitol be Vitter’s next power base? State Republicans respect his tenacity, though many don’t like him personally.


To say that the David Vitter who served in the Louisiana Legislature was not a team player is an understatement. Elected in 1991 in a Metairie House district previously represented by Nazi sympathizer and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, Vitter quickly became known less for his political conservatism than for reform efforts that often were aimed squarely at his own colleagues. He fought gambling and legislative pay raises; pushed to release records of embarrassing Tulane scholarships that lawmakers had awarded to supporters, relatives and even their own kids; and in 1995 shamed fellow lawmakers into letting voters amend the Louisiana Constitution to limit legislators to three four-year terms, starting then. All that, plus a caustic personality, a hairtrigger temper and a penchant for getting quoted in the press earned Vitter a reputation as an opportunistic, holier-than-thou scold, even among like-minded Republicans. To the chagrin of his detractors in the political class, the very behavior that earned him so much enmity also enhanced his reputation among voters. Years ago, one supporter put it this way: “I’ve had several politicians tell me they don’t like him. I don’t like them.” In late 1998, an irresistible opportunity arose, one that no one could have foreseen. Bob Livingston, the 1st District Congressman who was about to become speaker of the House, abruptly resigned just as the House was debating President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. That came right after Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt forced Livingston to admit to extramarital affairs. The announcement opened the floodgates of politicians hoping to represent the highly conservative district. Fearing chaos and the nightmare scenario that a crowded open primary

could result in a Duke-versus-a-Democrat runoff, party elders attempted to clear the field and unify behind respected 70-year-old former Gov. Dave Treen, who would have kept the seat warm while the establishment could pick a consensus successor. After all, Treen had served in Congress before winning the 1979 governor’s race. Most younger hopefuls, including current incumbent and then-state Rep. Steve Scalise, stood down. Not Vitter. Instead, he quit the Legislature, pumped more than $700,000 of his own money into the campaign and went all out in what became a nasty intraparty brawl. Despite lopsided official support for Treen, Vitter, then 38, took the seat. Five years later, when U.S. Sen. John Breaux retired, Vitter — without breaking a sweat — became the first modern-day Republican to represent Louisiana in the U.S. Senate. Given how his own congressional career launched, there’s some irony that, 14 years later, Vitter’s now the establishment figure looking to cull the field for the party’s greater good. Yet that’s reportedly what he did when he got on the phone with John Fleming, a wealthy Minden, La., congressman who could have engaged in a real slugfest with fellow GOP Congressman Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge, and helped persuade Fleming to forgo the race against Landrieu next year. A source familiar with the conversation said Vitter didn’t push out Cassidy or cut a deal, but did share his expertise in statewide elections and pointed out that Cassidy would be tough to beat. The impending Senate race offers another signal of Vitter’s primacy: When Cassidy first started exploring a run against Landrieu, he hired Timmy Teepell, Jindal’s top political adviser, as a consultant. Teepell’s now out and longtime Vitter PAGE 20

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A larger, related irony is that Vitter has gained influence, and even a measure of popularity, in the same chamber where he once had trouble finding a friend. Lots of politicians who make it to the U.S. Senate don’t look back, particularly during the long six years between elections, but Vitter has stayed intimately involved in politics and policy debates back in Baton Rouge. He often provides guidance and public support to Jindal’s more conservative adversaries (the senator and the governor have similar resumes — both are ambitious Ivy League-educated Rhodes scholars — but they have no apparent use for one another). The relationships are based on more than just ideological affinity. There’s also gratitude. Back in 2005, with Blanco still in the governor’s mansion and news of the prostitution scandal two years away, Vitter was the undisputed senior Republican in a state growing ever more conservative. Yet the Legislature remained majority Democrat. Vitter set out to change that. He convened a group called the Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority and got down in the weeds, recruiting candidates, raising money, sponsoring ads and mailers and recording robocalls that attacked Democratic opponents of GOP legislative candidates. It sent a clear message to conservative Democrats: if they didn’t switch parties, they too

might face a Republican opponent. (Vitter also reached out to them personally asking that they rethink their party affiliation, and many did.) It worked. Even before the 2011 statewide elections, the GOP took control of both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature. History was surely on their side, but many top Republicans credit Vitter with accelerating the changeover and cementing the new majority. “David is a smart guy, and David realizes when a team needs to be formed to get to particular purposes, and he’s very good at doing that. Nobody can put a campaign together like him,” said Tony Ligi, a former state representative who headed the GOP caucus before resigning his legislative seat last year. Helping the GOP cause was Vitter’s term-limits time bomb; built in 1995, it exploded in 2007. Forced out were his remaining old adversaries, and in their place came a new generation that included most of the so-called “fiscal hawks” who have spent the last couple of years fighting Jindal on budget matters. It all played out so well, it was almost as if Vitter had planned the whole thing. Not all Republicans belong to the Vitter fan club. Talk to members of the old guard, and you’re still likely to hear off-the-record snark about his personality and his personal peccadillos. But mixed in is oftengrudging admiration for his political skills. One longtime Republican said the best way to characterize politicos’ relationship with Vitter is that those who knew him when now “tolerate” him. Then there are those, like page 22




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Vitter was wounded in a sex scandal in 2007, but in what some characterize as “shrewd political strategy,” he remained in office and eventually regained the respect of his D.C. colleagues and the state GOP. Had he resigned, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco (center) could have replaced him with a Democrat. Now Vitter is campaigning against his Democratic colleague, Sen. Mary Landrieu (right).

Former Louisiana Speaker of the House Jim Tucker says Vitter is a smart politician who isn’t afraid to shake things up — and he gets results.

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former House Speaker Jim Tucker, who joined the Legislature after Vitter left and rose to lead the GOP Caucus, who look back approvingly at Vitter’s tactics — and his results. “While he ruffled people who enjoyed the status quo at the time, he wanted to shake things up because he thought we could do better,” Tucker said. “I think that’s been his mantra from day one. Before term limits, you stood in line and waited your turn. That’s where the apple cart got upset.” Vitter’s success in building a team stands in sharp contrast to Jindal’s, who campaigns frequently for politicians in other states but generally steers clear of Louisiana races, including Vitter’s 2010 re-election. When the governor has tried to put his muscle behind candidates, the results have mostly been disappointing. In fact, Jindal, who at first came off as comparatively gregarious, has become notorious in Baton Rouge for keeping to himself and eschewing relationships, increasingly to his detriment. Still, Vitter’s ability to get his way extends only so far. During the 2011 statewide elections, Vitter backed candidates in two Republican-onRepublican races — Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser over incumbent Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, and Tucker over sitting Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Both of Vitter’s chosen candidates lost. That could be because their opponents had more name recognition. Or it may be because Vitter’s very presence sent a message to moderates and Democrats that the other candidate would be more up their alley. This highlights a challenge as Vitter ponders his own run for governor. To win, he probably needs the anemic state Democratic Party to come up with a candidate strong enough to squeeze out a more moderate Republican — Dardenne, say, or perhaps Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand or

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain. Pretty much any major Republican would attract the bulk of the Democratic vote in a runoff against Vitter. As of now, the only announced prospect is the well-regarded but not particularly well-known chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite. (See last week’s cover story, “Getting Their Ass in Gear.”) A Vitter governorship would set off a chain reaction that would extend his reach even beyond the already powerful office. Just as Blanco would have appointed his replacement had he not survived in 2007, Governor Vitter would be able to install a friendly face — or a potential opponent who might be persuaded to skip the governor’s race in favor of a future opportunity — once he resigns his Senate seat. The wild card, several supporters speculate, actually rests not in Louisiana but back in D.C. Vitter may have been considered an up-andcomer when he first arrived in the Senate, but the scandal earned him a reputation as yet another politician who doesn’t practice the family values he preaches. In fact, it still makes him the punch line of the occasional late-night TV joke and has likely kept him off the national speaking circuit — where Jindal is a regular presence. As a predictably hardcore conservative, he’s rarely at the center of the country’s major ideological debates. And one of his go-to procedural maneuvers, placing a hold on Obama nominees, echoes his old Baton Rouge me-againstthe-world ways in a chamber known for clubbiness. One popular theory is that Vitter has focused so much energy on affairs back home because he has hit a glass ceiling in the Senate. Supporters argue that his actions resulted from a genuine concern for the state, but there’s no question Louisiana has been more forgiving than the rest of the country. Still, the landscape in Washington is looking

friendlier these days, to the clear surprise of those documenting the change. In March, The Washington Post’s Style section declared Vitter’s banishment over and his rehabilitation “almost complete.” The newspaper highlighted Vitter’s successful collaboration with left-leaning California Sen. Barbara Boxer, chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee (on which Vitter is the ranking Republican), to pass a rewrite of the Water Resources Development Act out of their committee — unanimously. The bill aims to reform how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pursues projects, which has been one of Vitter’s top legislative priorities for years (the Obama administration has raised some objections to the bill as written). Vitter also has been winning praise for teaming up with another progressive Democrat, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, on a nascent measure aimed at averting future government bailouts of banks considered too big to fail. Then there’s his intervention in the Senate race against Landrieu, which, if it finally gives the GOP a seat it’s long coveted, could earn him even more stroke within the party. Several sources close to Vitter see a promising future in Washington as well as in Baton Rouge. They predict he’ll wait until after the 2014 midterm elections to decide whether to run for governor. The theory goes that if the Republicans take the U.S. Senate, or if it appears they’ll be in striking distance in 2016, Vitter may want to stick around and see what he can do as a senior member of the majority party. In short, thanks to equal helpings of skill and circumstance, Vitter has more than one potential path to both political prominence and further redemption. On second thought, maybe this is a comeback story after all.


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Thrills and chills A look back at Jazz Fest 2013. By Count Basin

With help from Megan BradenPerry, Deborah Cotton, Will Coviello, Frank Etheridge, Ken Korman, David Kunian, Lauren LaBorde, Ian McNulty, Brad Rhines, Michael Patrick Welch, Missy Wilkinson and Alex Woodward

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ount Basin™ weathered all the highs and lows of an exciting New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. There was everything from Fleetwood Mac’s two hour and 20 minute set on the Acura stage to Canadian DJs of A Tribe Called Red shorting out the sound system in the Native American Pavilion with their revved up electric powwow. Days were split between sunny skies and heavy showers, but the mud pits stayed. Several bands offered tributes to George Jones, who died April 26. The festival also gained a new ancestor, as a marker dedicated to the Treme Brass Band’s “Uncle” Lionel Batiste was added to the grounds and there were secondline parades on both the grounds and in Economy Hall Tent. It was seven days full of memorable moments. Here are some of the Count’s highlights. Warming up As temperatures rose on opening day, shooting star bluesman Gary Clark Jr. unleashed his signature scorching of Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone from the Sun” mixed with the R&B groove of Albert Collins’ “If you Love Me Like you Say.” Hip-horns The Soul Rebels flexed some muscle and showed the band’s range as it moved from a Curtis Mayfield tune into an extended jam between all horns that drummer Derrick “Oops” Moss thumped into “504” — a mashup of hiphop grooves highlighted by call-and-response with the enthusiastic Gentilly Stage crowd.

Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham peformed most of the material from Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours in their set. PHOTO By SCOTT SALTzMAN

Heart strings Cajun trio T’Monde added rich vocal harmonies to its traditional accordionfiddle-guitar lineup throughout its set on the Fais Do-Do Stage, with songs like “Miller’s Cave” by D.L. Menard. “George Jones passed away this morning,” frontman Drew Simon told the stunned crowd. “We just heard it on the radio on the way up from Lafayette.” The band then launched into a moving version of Jones’ “Flame In My Heart.” Later in the set, the nonsequitur “No drums?” came suddenly from the audience. “It’s too early for drums,” responded fiddle player Kelli Jones-Savoy. Road work With Paul Sanchez’s entire Rolling Road Show band on stage, the set was delayed as the sound crew struggled to get Alex McMurray’s mic working. When it came on, Sanchez deadpanned, “This was a conceptual performance piece to show that from one voice rises community.” In a warm and powerful set, Sanchez repeatedly turned the spotlight on regulars including Debbie Davis, Shamarr Allen,

McMurray and special guests including Fats Domino’s grandson Chevis Brimmer, who wowed the crowd with his R&B song “Angel.” Return of the Night Tripper With twin skulls resting atop his grand piano, Dr. John conjured the spirits in a convincing set with his lean-andmean Night Trippers band. He dipped into fresh material from his recent Grammy-winning album Locked Down, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and went back in time with classics like “Walk on Gilded Splinters,” during which he prowled the stage using voodoo implements as percussion. Dr. John picked up a red Telecaster for “Let the Good Times Roll,” peeling off classic guitar riffs that recalled his days in the late 1950s with bands like Mac Rebennack and the Skyliners. Neck and neck Anders Osborne turned in a blistering set of classic rock at the Gentilly Stage. Set opener “Burning on the Inside” evolved into a dueling guitar jam with special guest Luther Dick-

inson of North Mississippi Allstars, before ending with a reggae-inflected coda. Osborne wove the Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” around his old-school romp “Greasy Money” (from the 1999 album Living Room). With a relentless two-guitar attack throughout the lengthy set, Osborne and Dickinson — occasionally playing slide at the same time — sounded like a slightly heavier version of Eric Clapton and Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominos. Northern exposure The Canadian hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Red started an early set on the Gentilly Stage with a traditional flourish: dancers in traditional Native American costumes. Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau, Dan “DJ Shub” General and Bear Witness mix a reggae and dub-step influenced blend of beats with Native Nations songs and chants. The vocal chants and slow tempo create a mellow, original and compelling sound. The DJs pumped some politics into the final tune when they dedicated it to “racist sports teams everywhere.” The song sampled the Hollywood

staple “War Dance” used in Westerns (and also used by college sports teams including the Florida State Seminoles). The Tribe reconvened in the Native American Pavilion and the powwow was brought to a jarring halt as they shorted the sound system. As the group began to troubleshoot, some audience members circled up and began singing what sounded like a spirit Native American chant, compelling audience and band members alike to pull out their phones to capture the moment. World on a string Known for their work with countless New Orleans bands of every imaginable style, Jimmy Robinson, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin and Cranston Clements performed as The New Orleans Guitar Quartet. Material ran the gamut from Freddie King’s “Hide Away” to Wes Montgomery’s “Road Song,” and the Quartet demonstrated technical mastery that boggled the minds of fellow guitarists. Mid-set, DeGruy stood up to play a solo piece that segued from “America the Beautiful” to “Mr. Sandman” and seemed to playfully encompass the entirety of American music in about five minutes. “That’s pretty much impossible,” said Clements.

Old school Charles Bradley’s band played a couple of songs before vamping on The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer In the City” before the soul singer made what is known as an entrance in a fiery red suit. The longtime James Brown impersonator has stepped into his own spotlight, but his band played like it was 1971 at the Apollo. Bradley gave it his all, as if he was a hungry young man of 25 instead of 65, with dancing, splits and microphone twirling. On the fly At the beginning of his set on the Fais Do-Do Stage, Andrew Bird was a one-man band, looping his violin and whistles. The rest of his band joined in for “Hole in the Ocean Floor,” but bird continued multitasking throughout the set, playing violin with a guitar strapped over his back. At one point, an instrument

Her way Launching her set with the classic “The Way,” Jill Scott sailed through her catalogue of hits as the crowd sang along. Her background singers, three young men called The Pipes, provided call and response tension to her sexually laden lyrics. When she sang the seductive “So Gone,” the men halted her performance with their rendition of Jodeci’s hard harmonizing “Feenin’.” Other hits included “So In Love,” “Real Thing,” “Quick” and her women’s empowerment anthem “Golden.” Mary J. Blige understands our brokeness, but Scott beckons with songs of our innate greatness. Drums On the Fais Do-Do stage, Martha Redbone sang several songs from her recent album of William Blake songs, including “Garden of Love” and “A Poison Tree.” Redbone is of Cherokee, Shawnee, Choctaw and African-American ancestry, and her band is a southern Appalachian string group, with a guitar, banjo, fiddle and stand up bass. Blake’s poetry suited her vocals and the band’s picking. The highlight of the set was Redbone’s beautiful and haunting version of “Drums,” Native American singer Peter LaFarge’s song about holding onto Native American heritage and pride in spite of assimilation into a culture that essentially viewed them as vanquished. Blowing in the rain The Midnight Disturbers had a raucous set going when an afternoon thunderstorm erupted. The lineup included Big Sam Williams, Galactic’s Ben Ellman and Stanton Moore, Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen, Shamarr Allen, trombonist Corey Henry, Skerik, drummer Kevin O’Day, sousaphonist Matt Perrine, Bonerama’s Mark Mullins and others. The band was working through a series of solos when rain hit, and Perrine quickly segued into a sousaphone-only version of “Singin’ in the Rain.” How sweet it is Available only for purchase at Jazz Fest until its official June release, the Honey Island Swamp Band’s new album Cane Sugar (Louisiana Red Hot) shows plenty of promise, with “Cast the First Stone” and “Prodigal Son” boasting both expert musicianship and dual songwriting talents from Aaron Wilkinson and Chris Mule. Crossing borders Calexico’s multi-instrumental mastery became apparent as the band segued from a spacey garage/surf rock trance to a festive cover of swamp-pop classic “See You Later, Alligator,” written by Cajun musician Robert Charles Guidry in 1955, featuring a New Orleans horn section on

stage. The band played many tunes from its most recent release Algiers, recorded in New Orleans. Name check Dianne Reeves began her WWOZ Jazz Tent set with a version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” that was gorgeous and profound in its Latin/jazz fusion sound. Later in the set she sang “Stormy Weather” under gathering clouds. This ranks with Bob Dylan’s 2006 post Hurricane Katrina Jazz Fest set full of defiance songs and flood/water tunes as one of the most clever set lists assembled. Say “Uncle” The Treme Brass Band marched in a jazz funeral for its iconic former drummer “Uncle” Lionel Batiste. The procession started at the Economy Hall Tent, which now bears Batiste’s likeness as a second-line grand marshal over its entrance, and made its way to the back of the Congo Square area, where a painting of Batiste has been added to the Jazz Fest Ancestors display. Later, the Treme Brass Band closed the day in the Economy Hall Tent — with a larger than usual contingent including the Dirty Dozen’s Roger Lewis and trumpeter Gregg Stafford. The group played both standards like “Li’l Liza Jane” as well as John Boutte’s “Treme Song,” which the band has adopted as its own, turning it into an extended brass band jam. Regardless of what the band was playing, the final half hour of the set featured a continuous second line circling the tent. At first it was led by social aid and pleasure club members, but by the end, the band took to the aisles as well. Outside, rain poured relentlessly throughout the entire set, but inside, hardly anyone noticed, and it’s hard to imagine any stage closed the day in higher spirits. Driver’s seat Quinten Corvette’s band Black Pearl fuses rock, rap and R&B, and guitarist Dominic Minix opened the set with a Hendrix-esque rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Corvette pairs overtly sexual, braggadocious lyrics with the phrase-punchline flow of his rap in songs including “Put Your Money Up,” “Making Monstas” and “Tell You the Truth.” Corvette’s singing — which has been his bread-and-butter since teaming with Luke James in R&B groups Luke & Q and Upskale and with Juvenile on his album Cocky & Confident — was met with swoons and squeals at the Congo Square Stage. Zydeco sweetheart Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys began a set with the title track from her 1994 debut album Sweet Brown Sugar and continued with favorites including “Caffina.” Audience members delighted when Ledet’s tambourine player who — in a crop top and belly dancing skirt — twirled about with his wrap around his

shoulders and served as a zydeco hypeman for Ledet. Oh Happy Day O. Perry Walker’s marching band gets a lot of attention during Carnival, but at Jazz Fest the school’s gospel choir got a chance to shine. The choir ignored the steady rain outside the Gospel Tent Thursday as it launched into “Brighter Day.” After all, the school’s choir director said, “As long as you’re on this side of the grave, it’s a bright day.” All class Under the direction of Veronica DownsDorsey, McDonogh 35’s Singing Roneagles gospel choir blended traditional gospel and urban contemporary gospel stylings and choreography made members of the audience thrust their hands forward in praise and shake their tambourines. Singing Roneagles alum and this year’s star of the Gospel Tent, Joshua Kagler, threw jazz into the mix while scatting with the choir on stage. Nursing the blues Early in his set, 80-year-old bluesman Drink Small said he isn’t in good health. “I don’t feel my best, but I’m gonna try to do my best,” said the native of Bishopville, S.C. But Small had plenty to say about the nurses that take care of him. Old, young, fat or rich, he loves them all, he says, and he wrote “The Nurse Song” to show his appreciation. “If you want to get married, get a nurse to be your wife,” he said. “That’s a good woman, y’all.” Singing the blues Glen David Andrews showed he hasn’t lost a step during recent substanceabuse rehab as he waded through the Blues Tent crowd, standing on chairs and belting out a new song “I Can Be Bad By Myself.” Andrews spoke briefly about his troubles from the stage, taking a moment to acknowledge his family and thank supporters. He then brought out trumpeter Irvin Mayfield to play on another new song, “Surrender,” with the lyric “Help me to accept the things I can’t change.” Spirited performance Gospel musician George Young Jr. called Josh Kagler a “live wire” for the spirited way he directs his Harmonistic Praise Crusade, jumping, dancing and contorting his body. Alluring to a young audience but respectable enough for more mature guests in the Gospel Tent, the ensemble wore bright logo T-shirts, stylish haircuts and bold accessories — a far cry from the choir robes and press-and-curls of the traditional gospel groups. Still, Kagler’s trademark squall and lyrics screamed “old-time religion” and compelled Glen David Andrews to join in, blending solidly with Kagler’s scatting and jazz styling. page 26

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Perfect harmony Harmonica player and blues legend Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper, who spent much of the set playing slide guitar, turned in a wonderfully harmonious set. The two have collaborated through much of the last decade and released Get Up! in January. The age difference isn’t as great as it seems: Musselwhite is almost 70, Harper is 43. But they bridge generations and more in their extraordinarily natural connection. Musselwhite has an elegant style of old-school Mississippi Delta blues and Harper has synthesized blues, folk, soul and rock and been embraced by jam band fans and younger fans, but their rapport is seamless.

tech came onstage and played tambourine. Overall, it was a rocking set, and there was a backbeat mixed with 1970s Beach Boys vibe and guitar drones and effects.


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Chicken and Dirty Notes Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes frontman Marc Paradis flexed a range of musical muscles in concluding the band’s Acura Stage set as he soared on vocal harmonies with Debbie Davis on “Down on Me” before teasing “Hundreds of pieces from Popeyes free tonight at the Maple Leaf,” and then trading this electric guitar for an acoustic, upright bass, taking a bow to it for thunderous effect in the closing song, “Hey Lil Mama.”

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Radiators return The duck and shrimp pasta was a new dish by Crescent Catering, a Slidell-based vendor that also makes the Cajun duck po-boy. It combined roasted, pulled duck meat, sauteed shrimp, crunchy green onions, thin, peppery jus and a short, frilly pasta called “radiatori” — named for its resemblance to radiators.


Traveling man In an interview conducted by writer Tom Piazza, master musician Jerry Douglas talked about recording much of his new album Traveler at Piety Street Studios with a handpicked lineup of top New Orleans musicians. Though widely considered the greatest Dobro player of all time, Douglas admitted he felt daunted working with Dr. John, Shannon Powell, Kirk Joseph, Matt Perrine and other local stars. “I was out of my element — the only guy who was,” Douglas said. “I wanted to come down here and grow up to be just like them.”

Headliner As if to silence those who pigeonhole Jerry Douglas merely as master of the sweetly acoustic Dobro, he spent much of his set at the Fais Do-Do Stage ripping distorted and Kemistry sometimes HendrixKem began by addressinspired licks from an ing the crowd with his electric lap steel. His signature, Al Jarreau-esque wildly imaginative cover ad-libs of “Hey girl!” and Some footwear was better than others in mud of the Beatles’ “Norwe“Oh baby!” which excited at the Fair Grounds’ infield. gian Wood” sounded a crowd that seemed to like something from a expect a ballad-heavy set. PHOTO BY SCOTT SALTzMAN fever dream, repeatThroughout the show, Kem edly veering away from warned, “Now if you’ve the familiar melody. He been to a Kem show gleefully genre-hopped before, you know what’s with his three-piece band, mixing eleto their final days together. Williams did happening next.” Once, that introduced ments of bluegrass, jazz, progressive background singer L’Renee’s cover of show some love for her dad’s dad too, Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing.” Another ending her set with a rousing rendition of rock, swamp blues and other styles. Douglas has played Jazz Fest countless time, he used it to begin remarks in Hank Sr.’s “I Saw the Light.” times with bands like Alison Krauss & which he praised a higher power for his Union Station, but he proudly told the Swamp pop success and for allowing him to overcrowd: “This is my first time to play Jazz come homelessness and addiction. When Cajun/zydeco stalwarts Horace Fest under my own name.” Trahan & the Ossun Express began Horse whisperer playing on the Fais Do-Do Stage Friday Coco Robicheaux remembered Patti Smith closed her set on the Gentilly morning, the early crowd was already In a heartfelt tribute to hoodoo bluesman Stage with the one-two punch of “Land: organizing itself around the 20-foot Coco Robicheaux, who died in NovemHorses/Land of a Thousand Dances/ mud-moat in front of the stage. “At ber 2011, Robicheaux’s Spiritland Band La Mer(de)” and “Gloria,” both from her least the rain stopped,” Trahan said was joined by friends and family includlandmark album Horses. Before the before launching into hard-rocking and ing Walter “Wolfman” Washington. finale, Smith told the crowd, “I haven’t accordion-driven cover of Ray Charles’ Highlights of the set included a soulful been babbling as much as usual, and we “ I Shall Be Released” by Dorian Rush, zipped through our set too fast.” The bo- “What’d I Say.” Trahan kept the pace at and a Howlin’ Wolf-inspired rendition nus was a heartfelt cover of Neil Young’s fever pitch with “People Here Know How to Party,” the first song on his new album of “Spoonful” with vocals by guitarist “It’s a Dream.” All the Way. Mike Sklar and featuring searing solos from pedal steel player Dave Easley and Getting the Hank of it Sound check keyboard player Mike Hood. Holly Williams follows in the family Sasha Masakowski’s set suffered some tradition of her half-brother Hank III, but technical problems but it didn’t seem Soul queen of New Orleans it was her mother’s side of the family to upset Masakowski or her band. She Irma Thomas packed the Gospel Tent from Mer Rouge, La., that inspired one danced playfully with saxophonist Aurora for her annual tribute to Mahalia Jackson, of her set’s most poignant moments. Nealand while singing a cover of “St. and many onlookers strained to see from The ready-for-radio number “Waiting on James Infirmary Blues” and dancing the wings. Thomas walked to the edge June” recounts the lifelong love of her more suggestively while singing “I Must of the stage to give them a clearer view. late maternal grandparents, from their “This is what I look like, baby,” Thomas Have That Man.” childhood courtship in the cotton fields

said. “As long as you can hear me and get the message, that’s what I’m about today.” Thomas brought the audience to its feet more than once, but it was her medley of “I Believe” and “How Great Thou Art” that brought the house down. All dressed up In Louisiana, just about anything you can put on a plate can also be made into a po-boy, and Ninja Japanese Restaurant proved the point with its yakiniku po-boy. Described as “Japanese BBQ beef,” it resembled a mash-up of a banh mi and a cheese steak — with strands of meat, cucumber, carrots and an (optional) overlay of chunky garlic and pepper sauce (a la Sambal Oelek). Jaggermeisters Maroon 5 fans were out in full force Friday, including three generations wearing embroidered-and-bedazzled T-shirts with “Moves like Jagger” on the back in bright green letters. On the front, the shirts identified “Jagger’s Nona,” “Jagger’s Mom,” and tagging along was a young boy whose tee announced “I’m Jagger!” Clothes call Maroon 5’s Acura Stage set was punctuated by gleeful squeals for front man Adam Levine, who took off his jacket and performed in skinny black jeans and a just-tight-enough white T-shirt. New Orleans native PJ Morton’s keyboarding skills didn’t go unnoticed, especially in “This Love,” and neither did the vocals of newcomer Rozzi Crane. Crane, whose sex appeal and malleable voice were reminiscent of Prince’s ingenues, was the first person Levine signed to his label, 222 Records. Levine enlisted her to sing Mary J. Blige’s part in “Wake Up Call” and to spice up “Moves Like Jagger.” Cliff notes With a wool scarf in the familiar colors of the Jamaican flag around his neck to ward off the 59-degree weather, reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff thrilled the shivering crowd at the Congo Square stage by opening his set with “You Can Get It If You Really Want” from the classic Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come movie soundtrack. The 65-year-old Cliff seemed as energetic as ever on stage, mixing songs from the 1970s with a healthy dose of new material from his recent Rebirth album. Hell hath no fury Breaux Bridge native Yvette Landry, backed by members of the Red Stick Ramblers, brought her honky tonk revenge songs and broken heart ballads to the Fais Do-Do Stage. Landry delivered barnburners from her latest album No Man’s Land like “Three Chords and a Bottle” and frequent salutes to men who did her wrong (“Man, that son of a bitch gonna wish he was dead,” she sang.) Rock of ages Chicago-native VaShawn Mitchell looked dapper in slim black pants and a

pushed, Feufollet struck up an eerie uptempo take on Brian Eno’s “Baby’s On Fire,” before cheekily asking the crowd, “Y’all ready for some Hall and Oates?” Roots revival The Pine Leaf Boys kicked the crowd into gear with a couple of mid-set covers, including a raucous “Great Balls of Fire” and a gorgeous, reverential Cajun tribute to George Jones with his “A Picture of Me (Without You).” The band continued its memorial with a tribute to Les Blank, the documentarian who helped revive interest in Cajun culture with a series of films in the 1970s. The band also caved to an audience request of an early track, “Pine Grove Blues.” Ramble on “Who’s beastin’ it today?” shouted Lost Bayou Ramblers singer Louis Michot before the band launched into “The Bathtub,” its cut from the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack. The band ripped through songs from old and new albums, including the vinyl single “Bastille” that featured Gordon Gano and got a remix by GIVERS. The band finished its set by dedicating its French version of The Who’s “My Generation” to a 30-yearveteran Jazz Fest stage member. Allen Toussaint enjoys music in the Economy Hall Tent. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

17-year-old daughter Jazz, who plays trumpet with the Original Pinettes Brass Band. They mock battled solos to Galactic’s “Keep Steppin’.”

Care didn’t forget Eric Lindell filled the Blues Tent with a full band, and the horn section breathed fresh air (and a whole lot of volume) to his otherwise quiet, soul-inspired singer/ songwriter tracks. The California native dedicated “She Thinks I Still Care,” to George Jones, who passed away April 26.

Savoir fair grounds “We came down here just for this,” said an audience member waiting for Phoenix to take the Gentilly Stage. Judging by the French accents in the crowd, they weren’t the only ones who’d traveled far to see the Versailles, France-based band. Phoenix’s peppy, crowd-pleasing set included “Lasso” and “Lisztomania.”

Krown jewels The Joe Krown Trio, the supergroup featuring Krown on organ and ringers Walter “Wolfman” Washington on guitar and Russell Batiste Jr. on drums, filled the Lagniappe Stage with a lively, jamheavy set — made all the more funky with Washington’s coral pink shirt and pants — recalling the band’s weekly gig at The Maple Leaf Bar. Stepping out Galactic throws everything plus the kitchen sink into its version of jazz/rock/ funk. On the Gentilly Stage, Stanton Moore tore through the drums with a soulful vengeance, former Living Colour frontman Corey Glover delivered athletic vocals and the Revivalists’ David Shaw performed in haunting falsetto on “When the Levee Breaks.” One of the set highlights was a duet between trombonist Corey Henry and his

Coffee break Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, clad in black and sky high heels, said she had to get “honest” with her audience during a brief set break: a bug flew in her mouth. “A big, New Orleans bug,” she clarified. An at-the-ready John McVie motioned Nicks to a nearby water bottle, but she waved him off: “Can someone get me a coffee?” Her vocals did get a workout, from Rumours classics to “Gypsy” and a few crowd pleasers from Tusk and the new song “Sad Angel” off the recently released EP. Straight out of the swamp The Fais Do-Do stage hosted a Lafayette double-header with stalwart young Cajun bands Feufollet and Pine Leaf Boys moving big crowds — despite a formidable mud pit. Showing off just how far Cajun music traditions can be

Brushy one shtick Brushy One String, the Jamaican bluesman who garnered some YouTube fame, has a one-string act that is a little one-note. Without a backing band, Andrew Chin’s set of plucking one-string guitar was not the most dynamic, but the audience in the Blues Tent seemed captivated by his fast playing and singing. He also got a pop from his cover of “Get Up Stand Up” from fellow countryman Bob Marley. Right on time The Meter Men’s set ended in grand fashion with George Porter Jr. releasing his signature vocal growls while singing with Katrina Porter on a jam of “People Say” that also included solos by Page McConnell (Phish) and Leo Nocentelli. Drummer Zigaboo Modeliste then coaxed the crowd to “Thank God

Key strokes The Black Keys’ raw power reared its rock-monster head as guitar swells melted into a down-tempo drum breakdown to usher in vocal harmonies during “Girl Is on My Mind.” Guitarist Dan Auerbach then picked up an acoustic guitar equipped with a steel resonator for a few tender verses of “Canopy” before changing to a Fender Telecaster to shred the second half of the song. Treme song John Boutte played to an overflowing crowd at the WWOZ Jazz Tent, performing classics like “Basin Street Blues” and Nat King Cole’s “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” His delicate voice held the audience’s attention, so much so that they seemed to sigh as one when he began “La Vie En Rose.” Later, Boutte brought his three sisters and brother onstage to sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and they lent background vocals until he ended with the crowd-pleasing “Treme Song,” the theme from HBO’s Treme. One and One Daryl Hall and John Oates, backed by a powerhouse band (from Daryl’s webseries Live From Darryl’s House) came out swinging with a pair of tracks from new-wavish Big Bam Boom, “Out of Touch” and “Method of Modern Love,” followed by other ’80s classics “Say It Isn’t So” and “How Does It Feel to be Back.” Oates showed off his guitar chops in a lineup featuring three guitarists including Hall, who now prefers to stand up with the Telecaster rather than sit behind the Rhodes electric piano as he did throughout most of the duo’s career. The band also pulled from early ’70s blue-eyed soul-inspired tracks like “Las Vegas Turnaround,” “She’s Gone” and “Sara Smile,” with a closing duo of “Maneater” and “I Can’t Go For That.” “You Make My Dreams” was a bigger crowd pleaser. A less synth-heavy “Private Eyes” felt like a bit of curveball as a closer, but thaving barely touched on their extensive catalog of hits, the duo finally stopped coming out for encores. Del the less-funky homosapian Del McCoury and Preservation Hall Jazz Band paired up for a set exploring American folkways, from McCoury’s straight-forward cover of Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya” to “One More ’Fore I Die,” the standard McCoury covered with Preservation Hall on 2010’s Preservation. Preservation Hall clarinetist Charlie Gabriel took the spotlight on “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” and trumpeter Mark Braud got in a few laughs with his muted horn on “Sugar Blues.”

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Kelly green blazer with the sleeves rolled up. His energetic brand of “rock praise” got the crowd on its feet and clapping with “Chasing After You” and “Greatest Man.”

Now serving Many Jazz Fest food vendors hit upon a popular item and stick with it from year to year. But there were some new additions for 2013. Sharon and Guilherme Wegner have served “Guil’s gator” for years and introduced “Guil’s LA crawfish” this year. It features fried crawfish tails tossed with fried jalapeno slices and strings of fried onion, but a side-by-side comparison gives the nod to the original alligator iteration. The Praline Connection expanded its menu with fried chicken wings and fried okra in addition to its always-popular chicken livers with pepper jelly and a variety of combo platters. On the last Sunday, however, anticipation really built as lines moved very slowly at the booth.

for the sunshine we enjoy today” before they closed with a rousing “Hey Pocky A-Way.”


Wed. May 22

FRIday, May 24

Winemakers from around the world are paired with the city’s most prominent chefs & restaurants offering a unique dining experience.

Pastries, Champagne & Burlesque! Hosted by our local pastry pro Tariq Hanna of Sucre and Keegan Gerhard, one of the nation’s top pastry chefs. Come experience this year’s battle for the $5,000 prize!


Thu. May 23


Our high-end wine tasting event where premier winemakers will pour their most sought after wines along with food samplings from our short list of invited chefs and live jazz.

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Thu. May 23


ROyaL STReeT STROLL Sponsored by Rouses

Set in the heart of the French Quarter on one of the oldest streets in the city, wine lovers will shop, sip & stroll on Royal Street all while live music & unique street performers delight the senses.

FRI. - SaT. May 24 & 25, SeMINaR SeRIeS

This year the seminar series offers tasteful twists from our local crop of chefs, visiting wineries & recognized speakers who will discuss what’s hot in wine & food!

The BIG GaTeauX ShOW

FRI. - SaT. May 24 & 25 GRaNd TaSTINGS:

A “Grand” experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs, with offerings from New Orleans’ finest chefs and selections of wines from around the world. The 2013 Grand Tastings will feature the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off and performances by Flowtribe on Friday and the Nigel Hall Band on Saturday.

SaT. May 25


The John Besh Foundation & NOWFE team up to bring you an all-star cast of chefs, wineries and live music performances by Kermit Ruffins, the Young Fellas Brass Band and Mia Borders. Also, two big award presentations including, the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award given to New Orleans’ great community leader, Mrs. Leah Chase.


in store

Station rEStorAtioN By Megan Braden-Perry




A new gadget is the Shot-Ski, a ski adorned with shot glasses so friends can take shots together. One thing the Millers didn’t change, however, was the 1904 Michael and Brunswick bar Colleen Miller man the bar that the original owner of Carrollton at Carrollton Station. Station restored and installed. The PHOTO By CrAiG MulCAHy kitchen hasn’t reopened, so patrons are allowed to bring food to the bar, an easy thing to do thanks to the 16 restaurants within three blocks of Carrollton Station’s door. The bar’s weekly events — Tuesday acoustic open-mic, Wednesday stand-up open-mic, Thursday live pub trivia and Friday and Saturday live music — have always been big hits. Zach Galifianakis, Susan Cowsill, Tab Benoit, Paul Sanchez and Counting Crows all have graced the Carrollton Station stage. “We tried to keep all of the special events going that have been a part of the bar in the past,” Miller says. The bar also hosts seasonal events like a Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest, Easter egg toss and the Jerkoff, a jerked chicken cook-off. “We usually like to have events that involve lots of eating and drinking, because it makes it more fun to be at work,” Miller says.

SHopping NEWS LEE ALi iNtEriorS (1025 Bienville St., Suite 1, 504-525-2747; www.leealiinteriors. com) has moved to the French Quarter. The interior design studio offers fabrics, paint, window treatments and home accessories.

last week, L+M DEvELopMENt pArtNErS and BroAD CoMMuNity CoNNECtioNS broke ground on the rEFrESh projECt, a 60,000-squarefoot development at 300 N. Broad St. it will include a WhoLE FooDS MArkEt, a LiBErty’S kitChEN cafe, Tulane university’s GoLDriNG CENtEr For

by Missy Wilkinson

CuLiNAry MEDiCiNE and space for community classes. BALANCE SpA AND FitNESS (300 Poydras St., 504-595-5333 offers 30 percent off last-minute services booked Monday through Wednesday. MAripoSA SALoN AND SpA (3700 Orleans Ave., Suite 1D, 504-484-0440; offers blowout packages: Get 10 blowouts for $150 or five blowouts for $85.

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hen word got out that Carrollton Station (8140 Willow St., 504-865-9190; would be up for sale, former employees Michael and Colleen Miller left Steamboat Springs, Colo. and returned to New Orleans to purchase the bar and help restore it to its former glory. “We are doing everything we can to make some positive changes while still retaining the history that makes it a special place,” owner-operator Michael Miller says. Miller purchased the bar in January, and in February, Carrollton Station became smoke-free. Miller says it’s the bar’s biggest change yet. He says it is now cleaner, and the backyard attracts many patrons. “After we eliminated smoking inside the building, lots of people found out about the backyard,” Miller says. “The previous owner made the back yard 95 percent of what it is now, but complained that he could never get anyone to go back there.” Paying close attention to Oak Street’s blossoming retail and dining scene, Miller — who lives only a block away — changed some of the bar’s alcohol-related aspects as well. “We changed the drink prices slightly to reflect what a neighborhood bar should charge and got rid of the stupid liquor-control pour spouts and replaced them with free-flowing pour spouts,” Miller says. “A few bartenders left when we took over, so there are some new faces behind the bar.”

8119-21 OAK STREET

504-866-9944 • HAASES.COM


Throw an A party for your Grad +

LET ROUSES HELP YOU CELEBRATE THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR It’s not a party without food, but who has time to cook with all of the end-of-school and graduation festivities? Our finger sandwiches, mini muffalettas, chicken tenders and chicken drummettes are a few of the more popular party trays we prepare fresh in our Deli. We make everything fresh to order, so stop by or call ahead to place your order.


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Visit our Bakery for custom decorated graduation cakes and cupcakes, and our famous doberge cakes. And if you haven’t tried our new gourmet cakes, this is the perfect occasion. We have beautiful fresh fruit Charlotte cakes, Southern coconut cakes, almond macaroon café cakes and more.


SAY CONGRATULATIONS WITH FLOWERS AND BALLOONS Our licensed floral experts can design custom corsages and boutonnieres for your graduates. We also have arranged fresh presentation bouquets, fresh rose bouquets, and Mylar helium balloons. Don’t forget your grade school graduate!


If you’re feeding a crowd, order a combination of party trays so your guests have a choice. Also, make sure you consider how the food will be served and eaten. If people are standing up, choose more bite-size and finger-friendly foods that are easy to eat.

Bring On The Bubbles

Make your celebration sparkle. We have the best prices on traditional dry Bruts, newer fruit-flavored sparklings, classic Moet & Chandon selections, and high profile bottles like Dom Perignon. Also look for Prosecco, Moscato d’Asti, Cava and other sparkling favorites.

GIFTS FOR THE GRAD! From theme baskets and one-of-kind personalized gift baskets, to gift cards to your grad’s favorite restaurant, store or brand, even iTunes, Rouses has the perfect present for your high school or college graduate. You can even order online. Visit to order flowers or gifts, gift cards & gift baskets..

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FOrk + center By IAN MCNuLTy Email Ian McNulty at

putting everything on the table what

St. Lawrence


219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111;


lunch, dinner and late-night daily

how much moderate

reservations not accepted

what works quality sourcing, original dishes and drinks

what doesn’t dual format sometimes compromises service

Indian summer

Good Karma Prasad Cafe is a new vegetarian restaurant in the works for Mid-City. Michele Baker and business partner Sughosh Berg plan to open it by the end of the summer inside Swan River Yoga (2940 Canal St., 504-3013134;, a yoga studio Baker operates in a historic former library building. The joining of yoga studio and cafe is not coincidental. “We want to present the celebration of food in a different way,” Baker says. “We want to be conscious of the effect food has on our bodies, keeping us healthy. There’s a spiritual aspect, being more mindful of what we do. And there’s the effect that our food choices have on the planet. All of that goes into eating with greater consciousness.” She says the vegetarian restaurant also will be vegan-friendly and will source as much organic and local produce as possible. Indian flavors will have a prominent role on the menu, she says, but there also will be an emphasis on Southern produce and dishes people already know well. The menu will include salads, wraps, fresh juices, baked goods and fair trade coffee. “We want to bring more people in than Page 32

check, please chef-driven food in a French Quarter barroom

Chef Caleb Cook offers creative pub fare at St. Lawrence.

A late-night gastropub in the upper Quarter. By Ian McNulty


he chalkboard sidewalk sign outside St. Lawrence advertises an eye-catching burger. Inside, icy booze swirls in daiquiri dispensers behind the bar and the undersized kitchen pumps out the plates until 2 a.m. It might be any tavern in the French Quarter. But on each count, St. Lawrence breaks away from the justgood-enough-if-you’re-drunk business model that has long held sway for casual eats in the upper Quarter. Instead, St. Lawrence is cast in the gastropub mold, and while it’s not the only such place around town now (Sylvain is another notable contender), we could use more of them. Those daiquiri machines churn a frozen riff on the Pimm’s Cup and a strawberry number with Sailor Jerry rum that’s actually the color of mashed strawberries instead of lipstick. The burger combines duck cracklings, remoulade and a turducken patty, which ends up tasting like a turkey burger with unique dressings. Overseeing the kitchen is chef Caleb Cook, whose earlier gigs at Susan Spicer’s fusion-friendly Mondo show across his menu. Chicken and waffles gets a Chinese makeover, done with duck confit and hoisin syrup. Crawfish cocktail — with tomato, horseradish and tart citrus — is a Louisiana rendition of a Mexican classic. Cook’s idea of bar food is steak tartare, in all its raw, red


By BrENDA MAITLAND Email Brenda Maitland at

2009 Altano Tinto Douro Valley, Portugal $9-$11 retail

glory. It acquaints itself surprisingly well with a pint of Canebrake wheat beer. St. Lawrence represents a welcome change, but that is not to say it’s perfect. It’s easy to spend as much here as at a restaurant offering more comfort and a higher level of service. The bartender often doubles as the sole server, and the strain sometimes shows. The kitchen misfires sometimes too, as it did with pallid rabbit lasagna with a watery and unevenly warmed filling. But I was first sold on this place by the oysters Tommye, a deeply crusty square of savory bread pudding, with earthy mushrooms protruding, artichoke sweetness throughout and a clutch of poached oysters on top. Simpler but just as impressive is a split head of romaine lettuce transformed by light char and draped with a fillet of sheepshead and flurries of Parmesan for something akin to a grilled Caesar salad. Fulfilling but also light, green and fresh, it’s just the sort of dish I look for when hot weather arrives. The St. Lawrence name references the patron saint of cooks, and plenty of service industry people arrive late at night for postshift meals and drinks. But whether you leave work at 5 p.m. or midnight, this is a place where you can let down your hair without lowering your expectations for quality food.

One of many noted wineries and Port houses owned by the renowned Symington Family Estates in Portugal’s Douro region, Altano produces this bargain-priced red wine. A blend of touriga Franca, tinta roriz and tinta barroca, the grapes were sourced from vines clinging to the steep, stony slopes along the Douro river. The wine is vinified in stainless steel vats with pump overs and maceration to extract color and aromas from the grape skins, seeds and stems. In the glass, it offers aromas of red and dark berries and spice notes. On the palate, taste plum, black cherry, earthy undertones and pepper. Decant 30 minutes before serving for best flavor. Drink it with wild game, rack of lamb, barbecue, hearty stews and pizza. Buy it at: Martin Wine Cellar in Metairie and Swirl Wine Bar & Market.

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Praising the bar

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interview just those who have already decided to go green,” she says. “I think there is a need here now for more healthy restaurant options.” Baker says she and Berg have been raising money to build and finance the restaurant through events in the yoga community, and they will preview their food and spread the word at a booth at Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo (May 1719). Look for samosas, a chickpea stew called chana masala and fresh young coconuts at the booth.

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Garden party


It’s normal to see chefs making the rounds at local farmers markets, but on the evening of May 20 there should be many on hand at Hollygrove Market & Farm (8301 Olive St., 504-483-7037; and its annual Party in the Garden. The event is an important fundraiser for Hollygrove, a nonprofit that functions as an urban farm, a market for smallscale farmers and food producers and an education center. Since its formation in 2008, Hollygrove has developed a distribution network with local restaurants, and at least 20 of them will be on hand for the event, serving food prepared in part with local produce. Hollygrove schedules the annual fundraiser on a Monday to make it easier for chefs and restaurant staff to participate, says Bill Pastellak, the market’s director of operations, and in past years the event has had the air of a restaurant industry meet-and-greet. Participating restaurants range from high-end spots like Patois, Iris and Martinique Bistro to Gracious Bakery & Cafe, Pizza Delicious and Killer Po-Boys. The drinks portion of the Party in the Garden this year showcases the growing number of locally produced products for the bar. The party is from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and includes music by the Honey Island Swamp Band Trio with Alvin Youngblood Hart. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Proceeds support Hollygrove’s educational programming, including a kids garden currently in development, and the market’s overall operation. Hollygrove will be open daily beginning June 1. Visit for event details.

Dry spell

There’s a certain intrigue in the long history and the labyrinthine warren of dining rooms, service bars and corridors at Arnaud’s Restaurant (813 Bienville St., 504-523-5433; The French-Creole grande dame has been stoking that mystique lately with periodic “Speakeasy Dinners,” which evoke the days of Prohibition when, according to restaurant lore, Arnaud’s served bootleg liquor to guests in the know.


PrOPrIeTOr AND PIT MASTer AT THe JOINT A native of Baltimore, Pete Breen moved to New Orleans after college. He’d held office and constructions jobs, but had no restaurant management experience when he and wife Jenny decided to turn their hobbyist passion for barbecue into a business plan. They opened The Joint (701 Mazant St., 504-949-3232; in 2004 in a cinder block building in Bywater. Last year, they moved The Joint to the larger current location. It now has a full bar, and they are working on an expanded list of sides and vegetables. : How would you relate your barbecue approach to the New Orleans norm? Breen: We appreciate New Orleans-style barbecue, the old-school style, chicken and ribs with a sweet, kind of thick barbecue sauce that mirrors what you see in the street parade culture. It’s delicious, but it wasn’t what we’d experienced with barbecue from traveling around the South. I call what we do an attempt at a greatest hits, with brisket in the Texas style, east Carolina pork with the vinegar sauce and ribs from more of a Memphis style. : What do you think would surprise people about doing barbecue for a living? B: There’s just a lot of planning. People like to cook barbecue, but you can’t go cook 50 slabs of ribs and do that 300 times a year without planning. The time and the expense of it surprises people. But it’s also a lot of fun. We love working with our crew and designing smokers and finding ways to make them better while still cooking traditionally with wood. : Did you ever foresee your Bywater neighborhood as the restaurant destination it’s become today? B: That definitely wasn’t part of our thinking. It was just that this was our neighborhood and we liked the people. There was a military base next to our first location, and that helped a lot in the beginning. It brought us customers who had lived all around the South and appreciated different barbecue. The first time someone rolled up in a cab, we were like, “Whoa, people are taking cabs to The Joint?” Then a few years later, they’re doing bicycle tours through the Bywater. It’s amazing. — IAN MCNULTY

FIVE in FIVE VIrtuOus VEGGIE BurGErs 13 517 Frenchmen St. (504) 942-1345 A loose-packed black bean burger on French bread is served late.

Cowbell 8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689 A varied harvest of vegetables is ground together and griddled crisp.

Liberty’s Kitchen 422 S. Broad St. (504) 822-4011 A black bean patty comes topped with guacamole at this nonprofit cafe.

Shortall’s BBQ Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St., (504) 488-8114 Sliders feature patties made from figs, sweet potato, peppers and blue cheese.

Truburger 8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416 This burger specialist offers a thick, fried cake of shredded beets and beans.

OFF The next dinner is 7 p.m. Thursday. The evening includes a four-course meal of Prohibition-era dishes with wine pairings and costs $100. Guests are encouraged to dress in period attire. Make reservations and learn the secret knock for entry at (504) 523-5433.

McPhail grows a Beard

Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington St., 504-899-8221; chef Tory McPhail won the Best Chef: South category at the James Beard Foundation Awards (, which was held last week at New York’s Lincoln Center. McPhail was part of a contingent of New Orleans chefs who attended the ceremony. Beard awards are considered the most prestigious awards in the American culinary world. Also nominated for Best Chef: South were Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, Alon Shaya of Domenica and Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s.

New Orleans chefs accounted for four of the five nominations in the category, and the other went to Jeff McInnis of the Miami restaurant Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. A native of Washington state, McPhail initially worked at the (now closed) Las Vegas location of Commander’s Palace before being named executive chef of the New Orleans restaurant in 2002. Commander’s Palace also figures into the career of another New Orleans chef honored at this year’s James Beard awards. Emeril Lagasse launched his local career at the Garden District restaurant, and he was lauded as the 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year (see “Bouquets & Brickbats,” p. 7). The organization recognized the work of Lagasse’s charitable foundation, which raises money through its local Boudin & Beer and Carnivale du Vin events to support youth and education programs.



“The people who really spend a lot of money in restaurants now are the twentyto thirtysomethings. … Pretty soon they’re going to start wanting that other piece of the restaurant experience, which is the thrill of grand dining, the privilege of being taken care of. I think within a few years there’s going to be an extreme backlash. … They’re going to want to go out and get more for their money than just another place you can get good food and shout at each other.” — ruth reichl, former editor of Gourmet magazine and Los Angeles Times food critic, in an interview with the Times.



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. $$ COMPleTe lIsTIngs aT WWW.BESTOFNEWORLEANS.COM

you are where you eat

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

AMERICAN Indulge Island grIll — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers everything from seafood and salads to burgers, sandwiches and ribs. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta combines sauteed shrimp, crawfish and catfish in lemon-vodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ KnuCKleHeads eaTerY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola. com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

sOMeTHIn’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Treasure Island BuFFeT — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www.treasurechestcasino. com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL BaYOu Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 3029357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris

dOWn THe HaTCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www. — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sundried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ rendOn Inn’s dugOuT sPOrTs Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THe rIVersHaCK TaVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHaMrOCK Bar & grIll — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ HICKOrY PrIMe BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; www. — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola. com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

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




anTOIne’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines. com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BaYOna — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FrereT — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe nOMa — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www. — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ laKeVIeW BreW COFFee CaFe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE FIVe HaPPIness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — The large

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

OaK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ One resTauranT & lOunge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE anTOIne’s resTauranT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ THe landIng resTauranT — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOnTrel’s BIsTrO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted.


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O’HenrY’s FOOd & sPIrITs — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Jung’s gOlden dragOn — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www. — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www. — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ ROUX ON ORLEANS — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www. — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DELI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — The Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. The Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 8882010; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — The

24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $ QWIK CHEK DELI & CATERING — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemoncream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tassomushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$


MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 5868883; — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

OuT to EAT RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www. — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like vealand spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE ChIbA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKhOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna,

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 9431122; yukiizakaya — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LATIN AMERICAN LA MACARENA PUPSERIA AND LATIN CAFE — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 8625252; — This cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. Spanish garlic shrimp is served with refried black beans, saffron rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Mon. Cash only. $$

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY 7 ON FULTON — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; — New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ hERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 9344900; — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www. — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre

blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPh’S ON ThE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oysterstuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS bISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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TOMMY’S WINE bAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZAChARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI bAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. Tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ bAbYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602


OuT to EAT — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www. — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $




LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www. tijuanasmexicanbargrillnola. com — This eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with gallo pinto, fried pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains and fried cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepperseared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ThE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ hOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ LITTLE GEM SALOON — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; — Little Gem offers Creole dining and live jazz. Chef Robert Bruce prepares dishes including Two Run Farms oxtail stew, Creole crab cakes with caper-lemon beurre blanc and fish amandine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ ThE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers

and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ ThEO’S NEIGhBORhOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS BEAR’S POBOYS AT GENNAROS — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The 10-ounce Bear burger is topped with roast beef debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on a toasted brioche seeded bun and served with fries or loaded potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

out to eat Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. the regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys. com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. the Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and old New orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans. com — the Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SeaFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 2466155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. — the original Acme oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. the full menu includes chargrilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New orleans staples. the Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with

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G tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. the baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — the menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; www. — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New orleans favorites. the thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill. com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood

gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

SteaKHOUSe AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www. — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

taPaS/SPaNISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — the decadant Mushroom Manchego toast is a favorite here. or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www. — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and veg-

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etables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




VIetNaMeSe AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 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. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266;— the watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. the vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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Star turn Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald performs at NOCCA. By Lauren LaBorde


cal theater, McDonald studied classical voice at the Juilliard School. The training is apparent in McDonald’s voice, a disciplined soprano, and it is perfect for Porgy and Bess, a show that combines the worlds of musical theater and opera. “I went to a performing arts high school, and what I wanted to do was musical theater. I wanted to be on Broadway. I worked at a dinner theater and I did a lot of musicals there,” she says. “For me the sidetrack came with going to Juilliard and studying classically. That seemed, at the time, to me like I had gotten off my road. It turns out I was actually where I needed to be, but at the time I was very confused.” Offstage, McDonald starred in the ABC series Private Practice, the spinoff from Grey’s Anatomy. She says working in television can be more difficult than doing a Broadway show. “You’re getting new material sometimes while you’re filming. It’s changing that quickly. Also there’s no continuity with television … You’ve got to have your emotions, your arc, your beats plotted out way ahead of time because you never know where in the story you’re going to drop in and be like, ‘All right, the point where you find out they’ve died? We’re doing that right now. And the point where you meet them? We’re doing that tomorrow.’ It’s about being ready at a moment’s notice, whereas with theater you get preparation to get into your character, and as soon as it starts it’s a moving train — you can’t stop it. In that sense theater can be easier.” Shortly after her New Orleans appearance, McDonald will release her solo album Go Back Home, a compilation of songs from both well-known and emerging musical theater composers. It’s her first album in seven years. “I knew I was really behind in getting [an album]

out, but the main reason I was behind was Audra McDonald sings at NOCCA because a lot of stuff and discusses her career in theater. happened — my dad passed away, Private Practice happened, I got Audra McDonald a divorce, a lot of stuff MAY was going down,” she 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 says. “I didn’t quite have p.m. Saturday anything to say, as far as NOCCA, Lupin Hall, an album was con2800 Chartres St., (800) cerned. It wasn’t coming to me, what the album 838-3006; www.broadneeded to be. And then slowly it did.” Tickets $50-$100, “These songs are plus fees very personal to me. It’s probably my most personal album in that all of [the songs] deal with certain themes I’ve dealt with in my personal life for the past seven years,” she says. “If they were all put together they’d be the musical of my life for the last seven years.”


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he Broadway revival of the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess closed in September 2012, but its star, Audra McDonald, says she’s just now recovering from the role — both emotionally and physically. “The character Bess has quite a physical role. She’s thrown around a lot, and you spend a lot of time on the floor and getting up off the floor and being beaten, all that stuff. There’s that, and our stage was a raked stage … so you’re standing at almost a 45-degree angle the entire time,” she says. “Those two things combined can be a big stress on your joints and your legs. So I’m getting all that back together, and the ol’ gray mare ain’t what she used to be.” Even with her powerful, Juilliard-trained operatic voice, McDonald says the role that earned her a fifth Tony Award was a challenge. The role of Bess, which is known for classics “Summertime” and “I Loves You, Porgy,” is a notorious voice-killer with stratospherically high notes and big emotional moments. “[The show] ended, and then a week later I got married, so I was kind of planning a wedding at the same time I was closing a show. After the wedding, then I fell down for a good long time,” she says. “Porgy and Bess was a very draining show … I wouldn’t have traded it for the world and it was an incredible experience, but living Bess’ life for over 250 performances was a strain — an incredible one.” McDonald will sing and be interviewed onstage Saturday as part of the Broadway at NOCCA series. She’s been to New Orleans before, once to research her role in Marie Christine, Michael John LaChiusa’s musical retelling of Madea set in the city, and another time on vacation, when she and her now-husband “ate way too much food and had way too much fun.” McDonald has had Tony-winning turns in plays and musicals, having won three Tony Awards by age 28 for roles in Carousel, Master Class and Ragtime. She later won a Tony for A Raisin in the Sun (the Broadway production that starred Sean “P. Diddy” Combs) and then for Porgy and Bess. “Every [Tony] has been a shock, no matter what people say — ‘We predicted it,’ ‘We knew,’ or ‘Of course you won,’” McDonald says. “You never know; anything can happen. So every single one of them has been a shock, an honor, exciting and a joy, overwhelming — all of it.” Although she always wanted to perform musi-






Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 FAX: 504.483.3116

All show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

AllWays Lounge — Helen Gillet, 10

Tuesday 14

Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10

Banks Street Bar — Cat Island Castaways, 9 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — Chris Mule & the Perpetrators, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Clutch, The Sword, Lionize, Suplecs, 8

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Little Gem Saloon — Charlie Miller & Richard Moten, 5; The Cosimo Effect feat. Brint Anderson & Jimmy Mesa, 9


The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Ian Cunningham, 8 Old U.S. Mint — Matt Hampsey & Bruce Barnes, 3 One Eyed Jacks — Kylesa, Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Prytania Bar — Passing Phases, Natural Blonde, Rooks, Adults, 9 Siberia — Deep Chatham, Yes Ma’am, Pat Reedy & the Long Time Gones, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dr. Michael White’s Sidney Bechet Tribute, 8 & 10

Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 7; Gravity A, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Cody Blaine, 7 Cafe Istanbul — Hip Hop Heritage Festival feat. Fiend, Corner Boy P, Dee Low & Monsta Beatz and others, 8 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Smoking Time Jazz Club feat. Chance Bushman, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8



Kylesa, like its Savannah, Ga., brethren Black Tusk and Baroness, 10 p.m. Tuesday is perfect gateway metal: heavy enough to qualify, varied enough to May keep both headbangers and nodders involved and weird enough for One Eyed Jacks everyone else to give a damn. Thanks to ever-changing personnel as 615 Toulouse St. much as shifting inspiration — with two percussionists, three vocalists (one female) and former members now outnumbering current ones — each re(504) 569-8361 cent album makes a different entry point. Static Tensions (2009) is a tactile experience; to listen to its supreme headphone mix, with extreme drum pans cross-eared on the periphery of each channel, is to have your lobes massaged for 40 minutes. Released the next year, Spiral Shadow offers a sampler of everything the band does well: gothic builds and chasmic drops, blunt-force trauma and druggy crud, evil-minded drones and Pixies-dusted guitar heroics. At least four tracks (“Unspoken,” “Quicksand,” “Vultures Landing,” “We’re Taking This”) from the May 24 release Ultraviolet (Season of Mist) are circulating at loud-music houses of worship, and whether your preference is pretty, punishing, sober or stoned, the fixes are in. Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer/Wulf open. Tickets $15. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Leah Rucker, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — John Mooney, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Domenic, 6; Casey Veggies, Travi$ Scott, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Mama Ray & the Primal Purpose, Mama’s Love, Captain Green, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5 Lafayette Square — Wednesday at the Square feat. Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives, N’awlins Johnnys, 5 Little Gem Saloon — Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes & Marc Stone, 5

Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6

The Maison — New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 6

Wednesday 15

Old U.S. Mint — Navy Band New Orleans Brass Band, noon

Old Point Bar — Mumbles, 8

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Creole String Beans, 8:30 Siberia — Natural Child, Birdcloud, Kondor, Rattlesnake Milk, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz Orchestra feat. Delfeayo Marsalist, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

THuRsday 16 AllWays Lounge — Jayson Knox, 10 Armstrong Park — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 5; Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, 6:30

Banks Street Bar — Bill Malchow & the Go Cup Allstars, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 8 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7 The Blue Note — Bella Nola, 9 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Michaela Harrison, 9 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — George French Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Washboard Rodeo, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 8 Circle Bar — Salt Wives, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Fitzpatrick, 9:30

Pavilion of the Two Sisters — James Rivers Movement, 6

Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30

Rivershack Tavern — Christian Serpas & Georg Neyrey, 7

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

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, 8:30

House of Blues — Jayson Knox, 6

The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — The Yat Pack, 9

Lafreniere Park — The Yat Pack, 6:30 Little Gem Saloon — Lucas Davenport & Hannah KB, 5 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Oak — Reed Alleman, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — NOCCA Jazz Ensemble, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6 St. Roch Tavern — JD Hill & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Debbie Davis, 7 Tipitina’s — Moon Taxi, Frontier Ruckus, Coyotes, 9

Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Ignatius Saxophone Quartet, 6

Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Outerband, 9

FRiday 17

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola & Crescent City Joymakers, 8

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8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9


Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 8

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Tuesday $5 Frozen,

Specialty & Craft Cocktails Wednesday $5 Wine by the Glass

Thursday Craft Draft Night $4 Pints • 22 Draft Beers Friday All Things Tequila Tequila Flights, Strawberry Basil Margaritas… Sombreros & Mustaches {Corner of Freret & Cadiz St}


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Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Gov’t Majik, 10 Bombay Club — The Laughlin Quartet, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Dave Easley & Sonic Migration, 8 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio, 7 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Daria & the Hip Drops, Social Set, Minutehead, 10 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Wendell Brunious, 10


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Banks Street Bar — Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Hannah KB, 7


Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Double Bass Project feat. Rob Chalmers, 10 Hangar 13 — NoShows, Fighting Ghandis, Catfish, 10 Historic New Orleans Collection — Mas Mamones, 6


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MON 5/13

Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes

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THU The Trio feat. Johnny V 5/16 & Special Guests FRI Treme Funktet feat. Corey 5/17 “The Fugitive” Henry SAT 5/18 SUN SUN 5/19 3/13

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House of Blues — Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, 5:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Eugene, England in 1819, Furrows-18, 10 Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave Reis, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 5; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 9 The Maison — Messy Cookers Jazz Band, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, 10; Lagniappe Brass Band, midnight NOLA Spaces — Debbie Davis, 7:30 Oak — Hazy Ray, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Upstarts, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Hayes Carll, The Warren Hood Band, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Deltaville, 10 Rivertown Heritage Park — Refugeze, 6:30 Rock ’N’ Blues Cafe —

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Rock ’N’ Bowl — Amanda Shaw, 9 The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 9 Siberia — Antiseen, Hellstomper, Before I Hang, Pallbearers, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — Partners N Crime, Cheeky Blakk, Big Easy Bounce Band, 10 Warehouse Grille — Country Fried, 6 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

Saturday 18 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Charge the Mound, Wishful Thinking, Dead Weight, Ossacrux, Hill Valley, 6 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — Mattachine Dance Party feat. Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy & Amber Martin, 10 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 8 Banks Street Bar — Unnaturals, DJ Hunter, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Space Heaters, 8:30 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Stooges Brass Band, 10 Bombay Club — James Rivers Movement, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Circle Bar — Cons & Prose, DiNola, White Bitch, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Jordan Prince, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Chance Casteel & Beware of Bear, Righteous Wolf, 9:30 Hangar 13 — Frequency Fetish, Cyanide Smiles, First Fracture, Into the Gray, 9 House of Blues — Ken Swartz, 1; Domenic, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Cliff Hines Band, Sheriff Ariff & the

Wali Sanga, Beautiful Bells, 9; Eugene, England in 1819, Furrows, 10

Kingpin — Major Bacon, 9 Little Gem Saloon — David & Roselyn, 4:30; Benny Turner & the Real Blues, 9; Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra (upstairs), 9 The Maison — Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Debauche, 10:30; Street Legends Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. Oak — Jenn Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Mike Doussan Band, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Mo Jelly, 10 Rock ’N’ Blues Cafe — Bernie Cyrus & Friends, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Lena Prima, Glen David Andrews, 9 The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — New Orleans Express, 9 Siberia — Good Children, Nervous Duane, 8; Katey Red, Big Freedia, Magnolia Rhome, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jacqui Naylor Quartet, 8 & 10 Tipitina’s — Billy Iuso & Restless Natives, 9 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Waloo’s — Norco Lapalco, Terranova, 10

SuNday 19 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Dead Legends, Sammy Kay & the East Los Three, Speaker for the Dead, 7 Banks Street Bar — Nola County, 3; Ron Hotstream, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Soul Project, 8:30 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; Mainline, 10 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot!, 11 a.m. Cafe Istanbul — The Sizzlin Band feat. Claude Bryant, 8 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Brint page 45

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Thursday, May 16 • Christian Serpas & George Neyrey 7pm Friday, May 17 • Deltaville 10pm Saturday, May 18 • Mo Jelly 10pm

3449 River Rd. (at Shrewsbury in Jefferson Parish) • 834-4938 •

Anderson, 1; Cary Hudson, 6

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 8

Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30 Warehouse Grille — Earphunk, Colin Lake, 4 Xavier University Convocation Center — Whispers, ConFunkShun, Atlantic Star, Regina Belle, 7

The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Rex Gregory, 7

Monday 20

Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Nickles & Dimes, 3:30; Albert Allenback Quartet, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bruce Daigrepoint, 5 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — Missing Links, Rev. Spooky Lestrange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, DJ Pineapple & DJ Dr. Mom, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club — Safe Landing House Benefit Concert feat. Erica Falls, Tereasa B, ELS and others, 6

Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 9 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Green Room — Keenan Knight & Friends, 7 House of Blues — Ghostface Killah, Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn, John Doe, Capo, Joie 13, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — Delta Rae, Saint Johns, Emily Kopp, 8 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Tom Keifer, 8 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6

classical/ concerts Christ Episcopal Church — 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-3177 — Sun: Pfister Sisters, 5 NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall — 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca. com — Sat: Audra McDonald, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; www.trinitynola. com — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6


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NoW ShoWINg 42 (PG-13) — The film tells the story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 AFTERSHOCK (R) — An earthquake traps a group of tourists in a Chilean town. Hollywood 9 BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater BLANCANIEVES (NR) — pablo Berger’s high-art take on Snow White reimagines the eponymous character as the daughter of a bullfighter in 1920s Seville. Chalmette Movies

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (R) — Robert Redford stars in the film based on the book fictionalizing the later lives of members of 1960s and ’70s radical revolutionary group weather Underground. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place THE CROODS (PG) — A prehistoric family is taken off guard by the arrival of a more evolved caveman in the animated film. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 EDEN (NR) — A young KoreanAmerican girl is abducted and forced into sexual slavery. Chalmette Movies EVIL DEAD (R) — Friends retreat to an isolated cabin and unintentionally conjure demons in the nearby woods in the remake of the 1981 horror classic. AMC Palace 16, Hollywood 9 THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13)

HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — The film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) — Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), plagued with worry and insomnia after saving New York, faces off against an enemy known as the Mandarin. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — The documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX MUD (PG-13) — A pair of Arkansas boys help a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) reconnect with his love (Reese witherspoon). AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand OBLIVION (PG-13) — working on Earth after a devastating alien war, Tom Cruise plays a security repairman whose life is changed by the arrival of a strange woman. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) — The fantasy film follows the transformation of a small-time magician (James Franco) into the powerful wizard of Oz. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 PAIN & GAIN (R) — Michael Bay’s action-comedy follows bodybuilders who get caught up in a crime ring. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

PEEPLES (PG-13) — A regular Joe (Craig Robinson) is a fish out of water while on vacation with the preppy family of his girlfriend (Kerry washington). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R) — A motorcycle stuntman starts robbing banks to support his family in the crime drama starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand SCARY MOVIE 5 (PG-13) — The latest installment of the horror-spoof franchise includes send-ups of recent films. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 TO THE ARCTIC (G) — Meryl Streep narrates the documentary following a polar bear and

her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the Arctic wildernes. Entergy IMAX TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR (PG-13) — An aspiring marriage counselor whose own marriage is growing stale succumbs to the charms of a client at her internship. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 9

SpEcIaL ScREENINgS AIN’T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH (NR) — Jacob Hatley’s intimate documentary of Levon Helm follows the musician as his creates his first studio album in 25 years. Tickets $8-$10. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (PG-13) — The museum hosts an outdoor screening of the Oscar-

The Great Gatsby (pG-13) Directed by Baz Luhrmann Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey McGuire, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan wide release

nominated Louisiana film. The garden will have food vendors starting at 5 p.m. Tickets $6 general admission, $3 NOMA/ New Orleans Film Society members. 8 p.m. Friday, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; THE DALAI LAMA NOLA FILM SERIES — Zeitgeist hosts a series of films as part of citywide events in honor of the 14th Dalai Lama’s first New Orleans visit. Visit www. for details. Tuesday-Friday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. EL TOPO (NR) — The 1970 American-Mexican western follows a violent gunfighter and his quest for enlightenment. Tickets $10.50 general admission, $9.50 students, $8.50 children and seniors. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania The-

atre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www.theprytania. com THE GHOST ARMY (NR) — The documentary is about a secret tactical deception unit during world war II that used unusual weapons and tactics. A Q&A with filmmaker Rick Beyer follows the screening. Free admission. 6 p.m. Wednesday, National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 IMITATION OF LIFE (NR) — The 1959 film stars Lana Turner and John Gavin and features a cameo by gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Tickets $5.75. 10 a.m. Sunday and May 22, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 8912787; MOVIES IN THE PARK — The event screens familyoriented movies on a 25-foot outdoor screen. This week’s film is Wreck-It Ralph. Free admission. 8 p.m. Saturday, Rivertown Heritage Park, 2020 page 48

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THE BIG WEDDING (R) — Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl and Diane Keaton star in the comedy about a divorced couple that fakes being married when their family unites for a wedding. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14

— Baz Luhrmann’s colorful interpretation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel is in 3-D and features a contemporary soundtrack. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then Baz Luhrmann’s outrageously overblown adaptation of The Great Gatsby must be the first toll-free superhighway to the fiery depths. Co-screenwriter and director Luhrmann clearly has nothing but admiration and respect for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece, going so far as to invent a system of rules for condensing Fitzgerald’s elegant prose that Luhrmann calls “Fitzlish.” Snowflakes magically turn into alphabet letters and famous phrases from the book appear nonsensically on screen in Luhrmann’s film. But the internal monologue of protagonist Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) doesn’t translate well to voiceover narration, no matter how faithfully rendered. The movie captures little of the fragile humanity that made the novel an enduring classic. Shot entirely on soundstages in Sydney, Australia, Gatsby looks and feels like the product of some imaginary literary-themed amusement park. It’s not so much a period piece recreating roaring 1920s New York as a highly stylized and intentionally artificial representation of that era. The 3-D effects only undermine the extravagant sets and costumes, further distancing them from any connection to the real world. And the Jay-Z-produced soundtrack, which ranges from hip-hop to electronica to indie rock, seems oddly out of place, though obviously it was intended to help bridge the story to the modern era and contemporary financial excesses. Leonardo DiCaprio delivers an ideal Gatsby, making everyone else in the movie seem miscast by comparison. But his performance won’t put a dent in Gatsby’s reputation as an unfilmable book. That is now etched in stone forever. — KEN KORMAN

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abducted by a small-time thief and she learns she is part of a complex conspiracy affecting other victims. Tickets $8.50 general admission, $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday and May 21, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, (504) 304-9992 WHAT MAISIE KNEW (R) — the contemporary reimagining of the Henry James novel follows a 7-year-old caught in a custody battle between her parents, a rock star and a prominent art dealer. Admission $8-$10. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. WHERE Y’AT? (HELLO.) (NR) — the timecode:NOLA

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GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — “Character Flaws,” works by Anjelo Brees, Fat Kids, MEEK, Mika Revel, MRSA and Wes Bronco, through May 25. A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; — Photographs by Diane Arbus and Lisette Model, through June. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2983161; — “My Mom Thinks My Work Has Really Improved Too,” an exhibition illustrating connections between childhood and adulthood in art, through June 2.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — Works by Teri Brasher, jewelry by Eric Silva, crafts by Dawn Chatoney and works by Tanya Dischler, through May. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “Blame it on Vegas: Collecting Meta-Modern,” mixed-media works by Stephen Paul Day; paintings by Robert Gordy; both through May 25. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “LaPopSexTVArtShow,” works by Beau Tardy, Mara Marich, LJ Gorry, Sebastien Birchler and Cyr Boitard, through June 1. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 8919170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Systems,” mixed media by James Kennedy, through May 25. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www. — “Coming Into View,” paintings by Michael Chambers, through May 28. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Out of My Mind,” works by Carolyn Evans, through May 25. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. — “Please Be Quiet Please,” paintings by Chris Dennis and words by Lauren Capone, through Saturday. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www. — “Exploring the Abstract,” paintings by Roberto Ortiz, through May 30. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Intorsion,” works by Chad Harris and John Norris, through June 15. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; — Works by Zhang Chongguang, through July 6. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Works by the Philadelphia-based artist collective Vox Populi, through May 26. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. — “Hell’s Bells / Sulfur / Honey,” photographs by Sophie T. Lvoff, through June 2. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “Earth, Sea & Sky: Paintings of the Gulf Coast,” works by Christopher Inglis Stebly, Melissa Smith and Susie Ranager, through May. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “O Bury Me Not,” mixed-media collage and drawings by Michael Pajon, through May 28. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Submerged,” works by Kathryn Hunter; “Water Garden,” wall sculpture by Emily Wilson; both through May 25. LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 4847245 — “Southern Fried Fractals,” paintings by Chris Clark; “Light & Atmosphere,” paintings by Sean Friloux; “Random Shots from My Camera,” photographs by Eliot Kamenitz; all through May. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; www. — “Memory Logos,” paintings and drawings by Jack Niven, through May 24. MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; www. — “Green Waves,” moving image installation by Nicolas Sassoon, through May. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; — “Celebrations,” glass sculpture by Jonathan Christie, etchings by John Furchess and copper enameled jewelry by Cathy DeYoung, through May. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., (504) 610-4899; www. neworleansphotoalliance. — “Another Way of Seeing,” a group exhibition of contemporary photographers using manual processes, through Saturday. PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St.; www. — “Swells for page 50

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Blame It On Vegas — Collecting Meta Modern: Mixed-media works by Stephen Paul Day Arthur Roger Gallery 432 Julia St. (504) 522-1999

What do the rise and fall of empires have to do with Las Vegas? Probably not much except that both are marked by glamorous and grandiose symbolism. History is a roll of the dice, and somebody always loses. Empires were often fueled by visions of vast wealth, yet they eventually crumbled. Stephen Paul Day’s Blame It On Vegas exhibition actually focuses far more on European history than it does on Nevada’s Sin City, which is mostly represented here by his oversized paintings of tacky souvenir matchbooks. By contrast, his sculptures often feature mini-renditions of major figures in European history. In Virus, Adolph Hitler appears as a little mannequin frozen in a Roman salute in a foggy glass bubble. In the smallish bronze sculpture Michael, a morose child appears surrounded by chess pieces comprising scowling military men. In Louisiana, we grew up with allusions to Napoleon in the form of avenues, cafes and even our legal code, but in Day’s General Strategy, Napoleon appears as a row of pastel candy-colored busts on a shelf. This interplay of grandeur and tackiness is an ongoing theme. Day’s attempts to link Vegas with European historical figures can seem far-fetched, yet he appears obsessed with finessing the contradictions of his romantic yet nihilistic outlook, and his work is often so finely wrought that it is seductive. Lady Fingers (pictured) is a glass female figure finished like white marble, and it would be quite neoclassical if not for her unexpectedly exposed inner organs. Napoleon, the romantic egomaniac, reappears as two identical glass busts kissing in a mingling of flashy attitude and classical craft comparable to snips of Beethoven’s Third Symphony sampled in a rap song. And then there’s Day’s wall sculpture Mirror: six assault rifles rendered in reflective gold glass arranged in a row. Is it a comment on the 2013 version of the American dream, or is it just Day up to his old tricks? — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT


POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., (504) 899-4100 — “Mississippi Mermaids,” works by Sean Yseult, through May.

ALL HAIL OUR SACRED DRUNKEN WOOKIEE: A CHEWBACCHUS ART SHOW. 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top, 1638 Clio St., (504) 5692700; — The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus seeks works in all mediums that celebrate fandom (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics, gaming, etc.) for an upcoming exhibition at the Big Top. Email chewbacchusartshow@gmail. com for details. Submissions deadline is June 14.

RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Lauren Thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “We Saw the Music,” photographs by Baron Wolman and Bob Compton, through June 1. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — “Lite Bright: Experiments of Form and Light,” works by Bonita Day and Madeleine Faust, through May. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Kingdom,” mixedmedia paintings by KOLLABS, through May 28. SQUARE 459. 625 Hagan Ave., (504) 810-9218 — “Poboy New Orleans,” photographs by Chris Sullivan, through May 27.

STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 5689050; www.stellajonesgallery. com — “Modernist: A Look Back,” paintings by Richard Dempsey, through May. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., (504) 581-2113; www.thomasmann. com — “Expressions of Scale: Big and Little Ideas in Metal,” works by Thomas Mann and BRM Design, through June 6. TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; — “Endless Line” and “Self Portrait,” site-specific wall-drawing installation by Pat Steir, through June 16. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — Visual Arts League juried exhibition, through June 1.

NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 5225471; — Artists can apply to be included in the annual juried exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. One artist from the September exhibition will win a solo show at the gallery. Visit the website for details. Submissions deadline is June 15.

museums AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 862-3222 — “Am I Not a Brother, Am I Not a Sister?: An Exhibition Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation,” through June 28. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — “A Thousand Threads,” works by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations,” an exhibit curated by Miranda Lash; “Beyond Beasts: The Art of Court 13”; “I’m Not Lost, Just Undiscovered,” works by New Orleans teenagers curated by the CAC Teen Board; both through June 16. “After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt,” site-specific installation by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698–1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — “A Year and

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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival Tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls, the AfricanAmerican women’s Carnival groups, through January 2014. “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 5686968; — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing.

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THEATER THE ADVENTURES OF BUTT BOY AND TIGGER. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., (504) 218-0055; — steven Dawson’s comedy follows two boys who meet online. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday, through June 8. CHAPTER TWO. Playmak-

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ers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; — neil simon’s semi-autobiographical play follows a writer and a soap opera actress after the death of a spouse and a divorce, respectively. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 pm. sunday, through may 26.

CLYBOURNE PARK. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; — Cripple Creek theatre Company presents bruce norris’ exploration of past and present race relations and middle class hypocrisies in america. Visit for details. tickets $15. 8 p.m. fridaysunday, through June 23. CRIMES AGAINST NATURE: A LOVE STORY. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2185778; — featuring music by ratty scurvics, the play follows two cousins who hit the road and end up in new orleans. tickets $10 monday performances, $15 all other performances. 8 p.m. friday-saturday and monday, through June 3. no show may 27. DEBAUCHERY. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 4881460; — pat bourgeois’ monthly soap opera follows an eccentric new orleans family. tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. wednesday. DRIVING MISS DAISY. Westwego Performing Arts Theatre,

the second weekend of the new orleans giant puppet festival drew a full house at the marigny opera House, where four independent acts performed each night. Harry mayronne Jr. presented his High-Strung Puppet Cabaret. the multitalented mayronne is a musician, composer and puppeteer, and he makes his puppets. many locals are familiar with his first puppet, miss Viola, a hilarious Creole who knows how to shake it with the best of them. among his new puppets is german singer nina Hagen with whom he did a tune from The Threepenny Opera. then puppet boris Vian, a french author, jazz trumpeter and singer/songwriter, sang a lovely french tune, cautioning “monsieur le president” to stay out of wars. mayronne also created a likeness of becky allen, and allen herself joined him for some comic exchanges and the duet “sisters.” finally, a puppet mayronne joined his full-sized doppelganger. all this was lighthearted, well-paced and thoroughly enjoyable. it was accompanied by recorded music from a band featuring mayronne, tim paco, michael skinkus, matt rhody and rick nelson. the audience moved to a small puppet theater to one side of the opera House where toybox theatre and Cripps puppets performed Billy the Liar and the Werewolves on the Moon (pictured). the puppeteers dressed as jesters and worked the rod puppets from above. the complicated story involved americans landing on the moon, various wolf motifs and a george washington puppet. the protagonists, billy and suzy, were school kids who ended up in a creepy abandoned factory that the bad guys were pretending was an exclusive boarding school in the hope of acquiring billy’s rocket ship. Billy the Liar was interrupted, so we could go back to the main stage, where Calliope puppets presented When Night Dreams. this consisted of two myths, one from iceland and one from the navajo nation. the myths were presented with simple but elegant projections. the visuals were inventive and stunning and they enriched the childlike tales. mudlark puppeteers rounded out the evening with The Monkey King, an elaborate ancient Chinese myth. Here again, we witnessed a world so full of conflicts and transformations that one lost track of who was whom. but the mudlark troupe performed with great imagination and vitality. the festival was a fascinating collection of puppetry. it showed a wide range of styles and how simple means can produce engrossing effects. as an evening, however, it was too long. although the kids sitting in front seemed quite amused by Billy the Liar and company, i was underwhelmed by the intricate buffoonery. — Dalt wonK


The Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger

By the time Butt Boy (Chris Marroy) repeatedly screams “Hit the spot,” it’s clear that Steven Dawson’s one-act play The Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger is every bit as racy as the title suggests. Butt Boy and tigger (Garrett Prejean) are in the final ecstatic moments of a sexual fantasy shared online and acted out in unison between the two small desks on stage at the Elm theater. the two men with goofy monikers and profiles claiming massive genital endowments meet online, briefly discuss the logistics of a face-to-face meeting and quickly opt instead for the immediate gratification of a shared fantasy. It’s a particularly graphic and pornographically cliched vision: a locker room meeting between a sweaty The Adventures of Butt football player and a demanding tHru coach. the mere mention of the junE Boy and Tigger words “girth” and “bulge” send 8 p.m. thu.-Sat. tigger into ecstatic groans, and the Elm theatre, 220 neither Marroy nor Prejean let the Julia St., (504) 218-0055; scene devolve into cheap humor in spite of the over the top details. the earnestness they apply to the mutually masturbatory tickets $15 fantasies makes the first hour of the play gratuitously funny. In subsequent chats, the scenarios get ever more detailed and absurd, including a couple of soldiers rutting in a trench in France during World War I. Porn is not about plot, but they throw themselves into the fantasies, lavishing their scenes with period and personal details and veering dangerously close to historical romance fiction. From all the exchanges, graphic and otherwise, the men glean things about their anonymous partners, and the question of meeting in person returns. Neither they nor the audience is certain if anything they have said is accurate, and do the fantasies mask or reveal their true selves? the drama debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. the dialogue and simulated sexual gymnastics of the first hour are entertainingly provocative. the men’s attempt to meet is a much more humbling experience, and Prejean and Marroy handle it with as much sensitivity as they threw lusty abandon at their bizarre courtship. While they change tone beautifully, the script fails the revealed men by abandoning almost all the fetishized nuance and personal complications the piece reveled in earlier. It’s too tidy an ending for two people who’ve shared so much and so little. But Marroy and Prejean’s performances make it a refreshingly entertaining romp that also broaches the sometimes complicated ways people seek companionship. — WILL COVIELLO


FULLY COMMITTED. Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 287-4707 — Kyle Daigrepont plays 40 characters in the play. tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through May 25. GYPSY. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-

9475; www.rivertowntheaters. com — Gary rucker directs the musical about burlesque dancer Gypsy rose Lee and her mother. tickets $35 general admission, $33 seniors, $30 students and military. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 26. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; — the NOLA Project sets the Shakespeare comedy in the American South. Visit www.nolaproject. com for details. tickets $12 general admission, $7 NOMA members, university students and children ages 7-17 on

Wednesdays; $18 general admission, $10 NOMA members, university students and children ages 7-17 all other performances. 7 p.m. Wednesday-thursday, Sunday and May 24, through May 26. NEXT TO NORMAL. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — Leslie Castay stars in the tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical. Visit for details. tickets $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through June 9.

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177 Sala Ave., Westwego, (504) 885-2000; www.jpas. org — Janet Shea stars in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that follows the unlikely relationship between an elderly Southern woman and her driver. tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors, $20 students and $15 children 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, through May 19.

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JUST SONGS. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — Banu Gibson presents her cabaret show. Tickets $20, $15 industry workers. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday. SLOW BURN BURLESQUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; — The burlesque troupe performs with This Stunted Sextette. Tickets $15. 10 p.m. Saturday.

FAmILy PLAY/WRITE SHOWCASE. Dillard University, Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 816-4857; www.dillard. edu — Goat in the Road’s fourth annual showcase features 10 one-act plays written by fifth and seventh graders. Visit for details. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Tuesday. REACH IN, REACH OUT. NOLA Spaces, 1719 Toledano St. — Young dancers and actors from Hope Stone Kids New Orleans perform original material. Tickets $5. 6 p.m. Friday.



CALL FOR tHEAtER NEW ORLEANS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL. The fifth annual festival, held Sept. 19-21, accepts applications from striptease dancers (male and female), singers, emcees, magicians, contortionists, aerialists, duos, troupes, novelty and variety acts. Visit www. neworleansburlesquefest. com for details. Application deadline is May 26.

COmEdy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. AMY SCHUMER. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — The comedian (Inside Amy Schumer, Last Comic Standing, Reality Bites Back) performs. Tickets $35 general admission, $85 balcony seating. 7 p.m. Sunday. BROWN. Castle Theatre,

501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 287-4707 — The improv comedy troupe performs. Tickets $10. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. C-4 COMEDY NIGHT. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., (504) 5252951; www.eiffelsociety. com — Corey Mack hosts the stand-up comedy showcase. Visit for details. Admission free in advance, $5 at the door. 8 p.m. Wednesday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY NIGHT. Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St., (504) 899-9211 — Vincent Zambon hosts the free standup comedy showcase. 9 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — There’s an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday.

THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — Claws With Fangs performs in the showcase of house troupes. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. HOUSE PARTY. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The improv troupes Brows and Dean’s List perform. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054; — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. LEAST FAVORITE LOVE SONGS LIVE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The event with storytelling, improv, sketch comedy, video and prize giveaways kicks off season 2 of the web series. Tickets $10 suggested donation. 8 p.m. Saturday. MACHINE A. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy

St.; — Chris Kaminstein and Cecile Monteyne perform improv. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. RUCKER PARK. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Alumni and students perform. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 8659190; — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.



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Thick Hollywood-style Southern accents work wonders to mask the sharp tongued battle of wits between Beatrice (Kathlyn Tarwater) and Benedick (A.J. Allegra) in the NOLA Project’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. Their repartee almost sounds loving, belying the romantic comedy’s show-stealing subplot. Director Jason Kirkpatrick conceptualized the Southern setting and accents for Shakespeare’s comedy. The natural surroundings of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Scuplture Garden’s oak grove also frame the action well. The set consists of a row of five columns, a bench and a table under giant oaks draped with Spanish moss. When off stage, characters stroll through the garden paths behind the action and off in the wings. In Much Ado, soldiers return from war, and Much Ado About Nothing Claudio (John Michael Hass) falls for Hero (Kali Russell), THRu daughter of Leonato (Matt Standley). The couple hits it off 7 p.m. Wed.-Thu. & Sun. mAy instantly, and Leonato offers Claudio his daughter in marNew Orleans City Park, riage, and thus his fortunes as well. Don John (Alex MartiSydney and Walda nez Wallace) is consumed with envy, probably more for the Besthoff Sculpture estate, and decides to sabotage the engagement. Meanwhile, Beatrice and Benedick squabble, and the soldiers decide to meddle in Garden, (504) 658-4100; his affairs as well, especially his vow never to marry. During a series of parties and social engagements, conspirators make certain their targets overhear falsehoods and rumors that threaten to undermine the two couples’ relationships. A host of excellent performances drive the mischief lurking beneath the swirling parasols and social graces. Wallace animates the villain Don John with histrionic self importance and wicked determination. He enlists Sean Glazebrook’s Boraccio, an exuberantly willing and randy coconspirator. Travis Resor turns constable Dogberry into a drunken and bumbling Buford T. Justice. Though the action revolves around Claudio and Hero, Beatrice and Benedick’s rivalry is the more compelling courtship. Tarwater’s Beatrice is bold and unflappable and clearly gets the better of Benedick in the battle of wits. Allegra’s Benedick is shrewd when he needs to be and at times hilariously clumsy when trying to make an impression on Beatrice. Together they top off a thoroughly witty and charming production. — WILL COVIELLO

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FAMILY SATURDAY 18 FAMILY WORKSHOP: CODE SCHOOL. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; — the workshop for children ages 8-12 teaches how to write in five secret code languages, send morse code, test lie detection abilities and experiment with recipes for invisible ink. preregistration is required. Call (504) 528-1944 x 229 for details. admission $10. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. saturday.


DINNER & TRAVEL TALES: DISCOVERING SOUTHEAST ASIA. Le Viet Cafe, 2135 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-1339 — the new orleans travel and events meetup group hosts a free travel education class with with the option to purchase food and drinks. 7 p.m.

LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call (504) 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon. MAGIC IN MELPOMENIA VIII. New Orleans Cooking Experience, 1519 Carondelet St., (504) 430-5274; www. — felicity redevelopment inc.’s annual event features an art auction and cocktail buffet. Visit www. mim-viii for details. admission $50 per person, $75 per couple. ORIGINS OF THE CODE NOIR. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 5686993; museum/properties/usmint — Vernon Valentine palmer presents the lecture. reservations are required. Call (504) 458-3528 or email for details. 6 p.m.

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday.

RIDE OF SILENCE. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St. — bikers meet at the st. Charles avenue entrance to the park for the national ride that honors cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways. riders should wear black arm bands in memory of cyclists who have been killed and red armbands to honor those who have been injured. Visit for details. 6:30 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri Place; www. — the Young leadership Council hosts weekly spring concerts featuring live music, food and drink vendors and more. free admission. Visit www. for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

THURSDAY 16 MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www.icdnola. org for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. PLAQUEMINES PARISH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Festival Grounds, 225 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse — the festival offers local seafood and other food, live music, crafts, carnival rides, games and more. Visit www. plaqueminesparishfestival. com for details. admission $5, free for children under 12. 6 p.m. thursday-friday, 10:30 a.m. saturday-sunday. SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR. Delgado Community College, Student Life Center, 615 City Park Ave. — the louisiana philharmonic orchestra’s annual sale features more than 100,000 items including books, art, audio books and music in many formats. Visit www.symphonyvolunteers. com for details. admission $10 on thursday, free all other days. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. thursday-friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. saturday, children’s sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888 — a different musician performs every week at the event that includes food, mint juleps, wine, beer and soft drinks. admission $10, $3 children ages 5-12. 6 p.m.

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CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Research to Recovery, is the guest at the monthly support group. admission is free, but reservations are required. Call (504) 899-2800 or email encourage@breastcenter. com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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(504) 896-7350; — Guests can taste more than 70 beers paired with barbecue items. Admission $20. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CHILDREN’S WISH ENDOWMENT FUNDRAISER. Painting With a Twist Slidell, 2132 E. Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 641-6433; www. — The store hosts the painting fundraiser. Admission $45. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. DALAI LAMA ADDRESS LIVE STREAMING. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 5699070; — The center live-streams the 14th Dalai Lama’s New Orleans talk “Strength Through Compassion.” Free admission. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. DALAI LAMA TALKS. The 14th Dalai Lama gives two public talks: “Strength Through Compassion,” 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd.) and “Strength Through Connection,” 1 p.m. Saturday at the UNO Lakefront Arena (6801 Franklin Ave.). Visit for details. Tickets $55 general admission, $25 students. FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO. Bayou St. John at Orleans Avenue — A full lineup of local bands plays on three stages along the bayou. There’s also an arts and crafts area, food and drink vendors, community groups’ information booths and more. Free admission. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. NORWEGIAN CELEBRATION. The Norwegian Church in New Orleans, 1772 Prytania St., (504) 525-3602 — The event celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day with authentic cuisine, cultural presentations, a preview of the WYES documentary A Norway Passage: The Most Beautiful Voyage and a performance by Theresa Andersson. Admission $75. Call (504) 840-4886 or visit www.wyes. org for details. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 18 CRAWFISH COOK-OFF. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego —

The annual cook-off features a raffle for a 50-inch plasma TV. Call (504) 341-3424 for details. Admission $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, free for children under 10. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN ART AUCTION & BENEFIT. First Presbyterian Church, 5401 Claiborne Ave., (800) 8667409 — The benefit for IHC, which supplies health care, medicine and disaster relief around the world, features international cuisine and entertainment by dance troupes. Admission $35. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water Street, Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; — The monthly market features works by local artists including paintings, mixed-media works, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MEET THE VETERAN: WOMEN VETERANS OF LOUISIANA. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. — Guests can meet members who served during WWII and other conflicts as the group showcases pictures and uniforms. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. NEW ORLEANS SECULAR HUMANIST ASSOCIATION PROGRAM. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — The group hosts a discussion with the topic “Advancing Secularism: Strategies and Politics.” Visit for details. 4 p.m.

RELAY FOR LIFE OF EAST JEFFERSON. LaSalle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie — The event honors cancer survivors and raises money for the American Cancer Society. Call (504) 833-4024 or visit for details. 10 a.m. RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard, Kenner, (504) 468-7231; — The twicemonthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy products, homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL SYMPOSIUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. — Scholars discuss a variety of topics relevant to the life and legacy of the British prime minster. Admission $125 museum, Churchill Society of New Orleans or the Churchill Centre members, $175 nonmembers. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 19 ART & SOUL GALA. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca. com — The NOCCA Institute & The Lupin Foundation host the gala featuring entertainment by NOCCA students, faculty and alumni, food, specialty drinks, an auction, a sneak preview of school initiatives and more. Admission $100 gala, $250 patron party. 6 p.m to 7 p.m. patron party, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. gala. FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO SPRING FUNDRAISER. 1850 House, 523 St. Ann St., (504) 568-6968 — The fundraiser features self-guided tours of French Quarter homes and courtyards and wine tastings at Madame John’s Legacy (632 Dumaine St.). Visit for details. Admission $30-$60. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.



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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo has THRu grown to occupy the green spaces along Bayou St. John from Lafitte to Dumaine streets, filling the grounds for three days with three music stages, a kids’ stage and a large arts and crafts market. Musical headliners include the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Pine Leaf Boys, Bonerama, Debauche, Cuban percussionist Alexey Marti’s Septet, Corey Henry and Treme Funktet, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Alexis and the Samurai and others. Burlesque troupe Fleur de Tease performs and John Calhoun will record an episode of his Goodnight Show Saturday. Other festival events include a 5-kilometer race, an 11-mile bicycle second line and a Rubber Duck Derby to raise donations for Second Harvest Food Bank. There are food and drink vendors and bicycle parking. Free admission. — WILL COVIELLO

PURPLESTRIDE. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark. com — The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network hosts the 5-kilometer race with a 1-mile fun run to raise awareness and funds. Visit www.purplestride. org/neworleans for details. 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY 20 PARTY IN THE GARDEN. Hollygrove Market & Farm, 8301 Olive St., (504) 4837037; www.hollygrovemarket. com — More than 20 New Orleans restaurants serve food at the farmers market’s fundraiser that features live music, craft cocktails and auctions.

Visit www.hollygrovemarket. com for details. Admission $40 in advance, $45 at the door. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. TULANE UNIVERSITY NEWDAY SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPEAKER SERIES. University of New Orleans, University Center ballroom, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-6000 — Salman Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, presents a lecture. Visit www. for details. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SPORTS ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; — The Zephyrs play the Tacoma Rainiers. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. NEW ORLEANS MOJO. Pan American Stadium, City Park, 1 Zachary Taylor Drive — The women’s football team plays the Dallas Diamonds. Visit for details. 7 p.m. Saturday.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOUNDATION FOR ENTERTAINMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION GRANT. Gambit’s foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations or Institutions with a project focusing on educational projects in theater, music and dance. Call (504) 483-3130, visit www.bestofneworleans. com or email for details. Application deadline is Thursday. HUMANA COMMUNITIES BENEFIT GRANT. Humana awards a $100,000 grant to a local nonprofit working to improve health experiences or build healthy communities. Visit for details. Application deadline is July 30.

CALL FOR VOLuNTeeRS LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and


NEW ORLEANS SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — John Lopez, executive director of the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation, presents “Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation: Where we have been, where we are going?” Free admission. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


EVENT LISTINGS more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@la-spca. org for details. LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email for details.


NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the


Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email mrowand@globalgreen. org for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upperschool New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

WORDS ALEX BEARD. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 8997323 — The author reads from and signs Crocodile’s Tears. 11 a.m. Saturday. BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. BILL LOEHFELM. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-7115; www. — The author signs The Devil in Her Way. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. BRANDON SANDERSON. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The author signs The Rithmatist. 1 p.m. Saturday. DAVID GILLHAM. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author signs City of Women. 5:30 p.m. Monday. AN EVENING OF ART AND EMERGING WRITERS. McKeown’s Books and Difficult

Music, 4737 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 895-1954 — Thaddeus Conti hosts the event featuring Kerri Leigh, Jacob Dilson, Caroline Rash, Jamie Chiarello and Adam O’Connor. 7 p.m. Saturday. FREDRICK BARTON. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses and signs Black and White on the Rocks. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. JILL MCCORKLE. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses and signs Life After Life. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writ-

ing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

monthly discussion. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

NELL DICKERSON. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author signs Porch Dogs at the event that includes LA/SPCA adoptable dogs and a kissing booth. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

N.S. PATRICK. Lakeshore Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., 838-1100; www.jefferson. — The author discusses and signs The Mysteries of Jack the Ripper. 6 p.m. Thursday. OCTAVIA BOOKS BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The group discusses John Boyne’s The Absolutist. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. PEGGY FRANKLAND & SUSAN TUCKER. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discuss and signs Women Pioneers of Louisiana Environmental Movement. 2 p.m. Sunday. SOCRATES CAFE. St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, (985) 796-9728 — The philosophical group holds a

THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www. — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call (504) 6555489 or email fleurdeholly@ for details. THE WORST VERSE BAD POETRY CONTEST. Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — Winners from the inaugural contest read their submissions at the event. 6 p.m. Thursday.

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


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A-KOT Farms, Holly Grove, AR, has 1 positions for oilseed crops & irrigation; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days appropriate driver’s; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 6/6/13 – 12/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 57150 or call 225-342-2917.


Garcia Trucking, Muleshoe, TX, has 5 positions for cattle & grain; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days appropriate driver’s; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 6/17/13 – 2/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX2698347 or call 225-342-2917.

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Richmond Gin, Fayetteville, AR, has 20 positions for cotton & grain; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days appropriate driver’s; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 6/23/13 – 1/31/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 577615 or call 225-342-2917.


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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I’ve been on a couple of interviews for my first “real” job (I have only worked at a restaurant before) without being picked, and my roommate told me it could be the way I dress. She says it’s not conservative enough. I usually wear something dressy that I like and in my style. My friends always compliment me when I go out. I wear bright colors because I think that compliments my personality, and I always wear a matching pair of shoes and purse.” — Angelica T., Metairie, LA Dear Angelica,

Grant Cooper

A study from Oregon State University showed that an interviewer has determined whether or not you’re right for the job within the first 10 seconds of meeting you, based in large part on how polished and pulled together you appear. In the early 1900s, psychologist E.L. Thorndike noticed that when an individual is found to possess one desirable trait, that individual is assumed to also have many other desirable traits. So, by selecting the proper attire for an interview, you effectively create a halo effect, meaning your interviewer will see you in a positive light and potentially forgive minor gaffes you might make. According to a Forbes magazine article, a former staffing agency professional started her “Dress for Success” business because, “I saw women coming in to this agency, and they had great résumés, but they weren’t getting jobs because they didn’t know how to dress.” Without actually seeing the clothes you wear to your interviews, I can only hazard a guess as to the total effect and appearance, but I suspect your roommate may be correct. What you wear to an interview can depend somewhat on the type of business you are targeting. I am certainly no expert on women’s attire, but as a career services professional for nearly 20 years, I can tell you what has generally worked for my clients. The normal rule of thumb has always been to dress one level above what you would wear if you actually got the job. A lumber yard worker wearing a conservative suit to the interview would be out of place, but instead of the jeans that might be worn on the job, a pair of neat slacks and dress shirt with no tie would be in order.


Senior Staff Attorney for Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Law degree from accredited School of Law, admission to or willingness to sit for Louisiana State Bar, and five years of experience in housing or civil rights litigation. Must have demonstrable commitment to civil rights. Salary commensurate with experience. Mail cover letter, resume, and references to: Ronald Morrison, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, 404 South Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. No phone calls or faxes. Position closes June 1, 2013.


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Houston’s Restaurant in the Garden District is accepting applications for professional servers. We are located at 1755 St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. We are currently searching for friendly, outgoing, highly motivated individuals who will thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Full-time and parttime positions are available. High earnings potential, reasonable business hours!

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Prior restaurant experience is a plus, though not necessary. Please apply directly at the restaurant between the hours of 3 PM and 5 PM Mon-Fri, and be prepared for an interview. Professional attire required for interviewing.

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The first thing to remember, Angelica, is that in order to be hired in today’s competitive job market, it often takes more than just “a couple of interviews” to land a new position. That being said, the “Dress for Success” concept has been thoroughly publicized, and you can easily find excellent guidelines written in career books from those who specialize in this field. The fact that your friends have complimented your dress when you go out has no bearing on what to wear to a job interview… unless, of course, they are going to hire you.



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Here are some tips for women and men readers applying to most professional jobs: • Women – It’s best to stick with solid colors, conservative suit or blazer with matching skirt and coordinated blouse, pantyhose, closed-toe shoes, limited jewelry, neat hairstyle, sparse makeup, and tastefully manicured nails. Stay away from sexy dress, cleavage, loud colors, visible tattoos or piercings (other than ear), smelly perfumes, or multiple accessories. • Men – Wear a solid color, conservative suit, white long sleeve shirt (dry cleaned), conservative tie, dark socks, polished lace-up shoes, very limited jewelry, professional hairstyle, neatly groomed mustache and beard, and thin portfolio. Avoid effusive aftershave, spiked hair, visible tattoos or piercings, jeans, or untrimmed nails. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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


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Wonderfully appointed 4 bd/4ba in Lakewood Est., a gated NO subdiv. Master ste. w/space for lounge seating & an XL closet. Home features an 2nd master bdrm on 2nd flr. Lrg. den space; fully furnished kit. w/5 burner CT & dbl. oven. Designer paint colors. You simply must see!!!! Contact Todd Taylor, Realtor, ReMax Real Estate Partners, (504) 232-0362. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated.


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

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NOTICE OF PRIVATE SALE Please take Notice that the Seventeenth Judicial District Court, Parish of Lafourche, Louisiana entered the following Order for sale of property in the Succession of Maggie Lewis, DOCKET NO. P-21588. Any opposition to the proposed sale must be filed within seven days from May 15, 2013. ORDER Considering the petition of CHRISTOPHER LEWIS to reopen the succession of Maggie Lewis: IT IS ORDERED that the petition to reopen the succession is GRANTED and CHRISTOPHER LEWIS is reappointed as executor; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the motion to amend and correct the Sworn Descriptive List of the Estate of Maggie Lewis is GRANTED; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, the testamentary executor, be and he is hereby authorized to proceed with the sale of property to pay debts of the estate, to wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, in that part known as PONTCHARTRAIN BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION, designated as Lot Nos. 37, and 38, Square 15, bounded by Pasteur Boulevard, Rapides Drive, Vermilion Boulevard and Fillmore Avenue, more specifically described in the Judgment of Possession entered October 19, 2012, upon compliance with Article 3282 of the Code of Civil Procedure and after notice to all other heirs and legatees; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, the testamentary executor, shall file an Amended Sworn Descriptive List of the Estate of Maggie Lewis; and IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, the testamentary executor, shall file an Amended Judgment of Possession reflecting the amendments and actions authorized by this Order. At Thibodaux, Louisiana, on this 11th day of February, 2013. Gambit: 4/23/13 & 5/14/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Danoda R. Knockum, please contact Ralph Bickham, Attorney at Law, 1515 Poydras Street, 23rd Floor, Suite 2355 New Orleans, Lousiana 70112 or call 504-584-5730. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Dimitra Alnetta Johnson, contact Atty Serena C Vaughan at 504-352-9582 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jerome Volk and Barbara Volk Hornstein, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Leah Robinson, Lorraine Connolly, and/or Lucille Henry please contact attorney John Mason at (504) 723-5997 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mary Brooks Richard, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-9437071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Charles A. Ferguson, formerly of Harvey, LA, contact Carl J. Selenberg, Attorney at Law, 504-835-1053


SUCCESSION OF JOSEPHINE GRAHAM DESROCHE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF JEFFERSON WHEREAS the duly named and qualified administrator, Richard J. Desroche, has filed a Petition to the Court for authority to sell at private sale the hereinafter described property, to wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, way, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appertenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in Square 532 thereof, bounded by Maine Avenue (also known as Maple Street), First Street (also known as Toledano Avenue), Maryland Avenue (also known as Kopfler Avenue), which said lot is designated as Lot “C” on a survey by Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, Consulting Engineers, dated July 19, 1954, a print whereof is annexed hereto, and according to which survey, said Lot “C: commences at a distance of 100 feet from the corner of Maine Avenue and First Street, and measures thence 50 feet front on Maine Avenue, the same in width, and front on a 15 foot alley, in the rear, by a depth of 115 feet between equal and parallel lines, and is composed of portions of original Lots 5 and 6. The improvements thereon bear the No. 1914 Maine Avenue.

And being the same property acquired by Eddie Joseph Desroche from Northside Homes, Inc., by act done before Louis G. Dutel, Jr. N.P., dated September 17, 1954, registered at COB 365, folio 218, on September 22, 1954, Jefferson Parish, La. And also being the same property acquired by Josephine Graham Desroche from the Succession of Eddie J. Desroche, 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, No. 676398, Judgment rendered on August 10, 2009, and recorded at Instrument No. 11318598 COB 3312, Folio 868, Jefferson Parish, La. And also being the same property wherein a 1st and 2nd Adjustable Rate Mortgage were signed by Josephine Graham Desroche done before Notice David W Birdsong, N.P., both acts dated March 28, 2008, recorded at MOB 4367, page 234 and MOB 4367, page 235, respectfully, Jefferson Parish. For the total gross sale price of $84,000.00, cash. The property will be sold pursuant to those terms and conditions as more fully set forth in the said agreement to buy/sell attached to the Petition For Authority to Sell Immovable Property At Private Sale filed in this proceeding. NOTICE is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and/or creditors of the decedent herein, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to

By Order of the Court, Jon A. Gegenheimer Clerk of Court Attorney: Warren P. Villemarette Address: 3201 Danny Park, Ste. 107 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 454-1005 Gambit: 4/23/13 & 5/14/13


SUCCESSION OF ALFRED HUGH BJORKGREN Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and to all other persons interested to show cause within 7 days from the present notification (if any they have or can) why the Annual Account or Tableau of Distribution presented by Executor or Administrator should not be homologated and approved, and the funds distributed in accordance therewith. By Order of the Court, The 9th Day of May, 2013. Aliesha M. Buckley, Deputy Clerk of Court Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Attorney: Andrew M. Weir Address: 2721 Division St. Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: 504-421-7652 Gambit: 5/14/13


SUCCESSION OF ALFRED HUGH BJORKGREN LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this succession and to all other interested persons that a First Tableau of Distribution has been filed by the Testamentary Executrix of this succession, with her petition praying for homologation of the tableau and for authority to pay the debts and charges of the succession listed thereon; and that the First Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition and First Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. By Order of the Court, JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Attorney: Andrew M. Weir Weir and Walley Address: 2721 Division St. Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 421-7652 Gambit: 5/14/13 Anyone with any knowledge of CLARENCE I. BILLIOT, a seafood wholesaler who passed away in May of 1990 and lived at 4901 13th Street in Marrero, or with any knowledge of his wife, Hermie Potts Billiott, or their family, please contact Michael W. Montalbano, Attorney at Law, Suite 211, 321 North Vermont Street, Covington, LA 70433, tel: (985) 789-1045


SUCCESSION OF LUCILLE DUMINY BAQUET NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY Notice is given that the Executor of this Succession, Charles R. Baquet III, has petitioned this Court for authority to sell the immovable property described herein below belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of La. C.C.P. Article 3281 for the price and sum of One hundred forty nine thousand and No/100 Dollars (149,000.00) cash, “as is,” subject to the terms and conditions as contained in the Agreement to Sell attached to the Petition filed in these proceedings. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, and advantages thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, situated in the Second District of this City, in Square 287, bounded by Governor Nicholls, Ursuline, Galvez, and Miro Streets, and measures about forty five feet front on Galvez Street, by 148 feet, 6 inches more or less in depth, 6 inches on either side of which is an oblique line, and about 52 feet in width in the rear. Said property is also described on a sketch of survey of Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, October 30, 1935, and designated as Lot No. 9 and commencing 98 feet, 10 inches from the corner of Governor Nicholls Street, measuring 44 feet, 6 inches and 2 lines front on North Galvez Street, by 148 feet, 6 inches in depth on the side line nearest Ursuline Avenue, 51 feet, 4 inches and 6 lines in width on the rear line and 72 feet, 7 inches and 2 lines on the first depth from North Galvez Street, then widening on an oblique line towards Governor Nicholls Street 9 feet, 7 inches and 4 lines, and thence a second depth on the side towards Governor Nicholls Street of 70 feet, 1 inch and 4 lines. A certain triangular portion of ground, which adjoins the above described property, measuring on an extension of the rear line of the aforedescribed lot and lying on the Governor Nicholls Street side, the said triangle lying measuring 21 feet, 5 inches and thence on an oblique line on the Governor Nicholls Street side 81 feet, 11 inches 5 lines and measures 79 feet and 1 inch and 4 lines on the line adjoining the aforesaid lot No. 9. Being the same property acquired in the name of Mrs. Sadie Miller Brauner from Miss Henrietta E. Miller, by act before John T. Charbonnet, Notary public, dated August 25, 1936, registered in C.O.B. 491, folio 181. The vendor herein acquired from Mrs. Sadie Miller Brauner by counter letter dated August 25, 1936, registered in C.O.B. 499 folio 189 and further acquired from Mrs. Sadie Miller Brauner (Griswold) and the minor, Clarence J. Brauner, Jr. by an act passed and registered in C.O.B. 569, folio 12. Any legatee, heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or Judgment authorizing, approving and homologating, such Petition and such Order or Judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date the last publication of such Notice appears, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Attorney: Clifton M. Davis III, Bar Number 24069 Address: 303 S. Broad Street New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: 504-210-4988 Gambit: 5/14/13 & 5/21/13


NO. 2011-3531


IN RE: INTERDICTION OF SUSAN WOODRUM NEWSPAPER NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS Alyce Jean Cornell, curator of the above Interdict’s estate, has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the following movable or immovable property: THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances, and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, City of Kenner, State of Louisiana, in that part therof known as Greater Holly Heights Subdivision Section IV, being a resubdivision of section G of Chateau Estates, in Section 37, Township 12 South, Range 9 East, in accord with a plan of subdivisions by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc. dated November 1, 1974 approved by the City of Kenner, under Ordinance No. 1764, and registered in COB 844, FOLIO 414. According to said plan of subdivision, said lot is designated as Lot 30 of Square V, which Square V is bounded by Chateau Boulevard, Ronson Drive, Castle Drive, the north boundary of the subdivision, the east boundary of the subdivision, and the south boundary of the Canal No. 12 side. Lot 30 commences 1,458.31 feet from the corner of Ronson Drive and Chateau Boulevard, measures 50 feet front on Castle Drive, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of 100 feet. All in accordance with a survey of J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated April 20, 1976, resurveyed July 29, 1986, a copy of which is annexed to an act dated June 17, 1986, registered in COB 1499, FOLIO 97. The improvements thereon bear the municipal no. 3228 Castle Drive. Upon the following terms and conditions, notice is given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Interdict, and of the Interdict’s estate, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, DALE N. ATKINS Clerk of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans


SUCCESSION OF GEORGE EDWARD KRUSER, JR. NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that Elaine P. Morlier, Administratrix of this Succession, has filed a petition for authority to pay the debts and charges of the Succession in accordance with the final tableau of distribution contained in the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication. Any opposition to the application must be filed prior to homologation. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, CLERK OF COURT CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS Attorneys: Raymond P. Ladouceur Jane C. Alvarez Address: 22398 Highway 435 P.O. Box 1929 Abita Springs, Louisiana 70420 Telephone: (985) 898-2131 Gambit: 5/14/13 & The Louisiana Weekly


NOTICE TO SELL MOVABLE OR IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE SUCCESSION OF HERBERT P. PLAISANCE Whereas the Administratrix, Kathy Plaisance Parfait of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property herein described, to-wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS GROUND in what is known as BELT BRIDGE SUBDIVISION, situated in the Fifth Ward of the Parish of Jefferson, above the Town of Westwego, Louisiana. According to a plan of said subdivision made by J.W.T. Stephens, C.E. and Victor Hawkins, Surveyor dated May 13, 1936, (a copy of which plan is on file in the office of the Clerk or Court for the Parish of Jefferson, filed in Plan Book 13, Folio 25) said lots are designated by the Nos. Nine and Ten, of SQUARE SEVEN, which square is bounded by COMMERCE, FOURTH, INDUSTRY, and FIFTY STREETS. Said lots adjoin and measure each Twenty-five (25’) feet front of Fifth Street, by a depth of One Hundred (100’) feet between equal and parallel lines.

Attorney: Andrew J. Treuting Bar#: 30098 Smith & Treuting, LLC Address: 700 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 525-1491

Improvements thereon bear Municipal Number 219 Fifth Street, Bridge City, LA., 70094.

Gambit: 5/14/13 & 6/4/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Barry J. Weatherspoon, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty,1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-9437071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Rosary Ann Chetta, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-9437071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Salvador Delcid, contact Atty Serena C Vaughan at 504-352-9582

TWENTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($22,500.00) DOLLARS cash for one hundred percent (100%) interest in said property less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to purchase and sell.


Notice is hereby given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such

application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THIS COURT, May 9, 2013 Edna Golsby, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Roy J.D. Gattuso Address: 401 Weyer Street Gretna, LA 70054 Telephone: 504-368-5223 Gambit: 5/14/13 & 6/4/13


MOSAIC UNDERWRITING SERVICE, INC V. MONCLA 101 IN REM ET AL JUDGE MARTIN L.C. FELDMAN, MAGISTRATE KAREN WELLS ROBY, NOTICE OF SALE OF VESSEL by virtue of an Order entered February 20, 2013, issued out of the above Court in the above-entitled cause, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the MONCLA 101, together with all of its tackle, appurtenances, etc., will be sold on an as is, where is basis, free and clear of all claims, liens, maritime liens, and encumbrances of any kind, to the highest qualified bidder or bidders, for cashier’s or certified check, without appraisal, concluding on June 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., local time, with the sale proceeds to be held in escrow pending resolution of the above claim. Bids may be submitted to Central Maritime, Inc. 5575 Hwy 1, P.O. Box 217, Lockport, LA 70374, (985)532-0442. The successful highest bidder(s) for said vessel shall make payment in full within fifteen (15) days of the close of bidding. In the event of default by said bidder, the next highest bidder will be chosen. The sale will be confirmed if no written objections have been filed with the Court within a period of three (3) court days following June 7, 2013. Any such objections must be made in writing and filed within the time stated above and, if filed, a hearing shall be held before the Court not later than ten (10) days after the date of sale, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excepted. Any objecting party shall serve copies of written objections to all known and interested prior to the sale, including all parties to the above-captioned matter and the highest bidder. Any persons wishing to inspect the vessel shall do so solely at their own risk and expense, through contacting Central Maritime, Inc. and shall visit the office of Central Maritime, Inc. for the purpose of signing a hold harmless agreement before boarding. The Vessel presently lies afloat at Bollinger Larose, 1515 Hwy 24, Larose, LA 70373. The attorney for plaintiff, Mosaic Underwriting Service, Inc. is Harry E. Morse of Duncan & Sevin, LLC. Telephone: (504) 524-5566, Facsimile (504) 524-9003. Gambit: 5/14/13 & 6/4/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Tony A. Brual, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Opal Fields & Darren Harrison, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Olrleans, La 70119, 504-943-7071.




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Being a part of the same property acquired by Northside Homes, Inc., from Taylor Land Company, Inc., and Irwin Land Company, Inc., by act before A. Melville Wolfson, Notary Public, on October 17, 1952, registered in COB 328, folio 48, and by act of correction before A. Melville Wolfson, Notary Public, on June 1, 1953, registered COB 341, folio 697.

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Southern School, "Along the Banks of the Mississippi," 19th c., oil on canvas, verso with a label for W. E. Seebold, framed, H.10 in., W.- 17 1/4 in. Est.- 3000-5000

Spring EStatES auction Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9am (Lots 1-850) & Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 9am (Lots 851-1651) Exhibition through Friday, May 17th from 10am to 5pm Late Evening Preview, Wednesday, May 15th until 8pm

René Lalique Art Deco Figural Amethyst Glass Vase, 20th c., H.- 9 1/2 in., Dia.- 6 3/4 in. est.- 3000-4000

American Carved Walnut Cellarette, early 19th c., Virginia or North Carolina, H.31 1/4 in., W.- 22 1/2 in., D.17 1/4 in. Est.- 1000-2000

Featuring property from an Alabama Gentleman Collector, The Estate of Charles Frank (Part 2) and Numerous Local and Southern Estates.

Full color catalogue available at: William and Mary Walnut Chest on Stand, early 19th c., in two parts, H.- 63 3/4 in., W.- 40 in., D.- 22 1/2 in. Est.- 1500-2500

Selection of Jewelry Includes Sapphires, Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, Tanzanites, Pearls, etc.

Group of Daum Pate de Verre Glass, 20th c.

Painted Pine Sugar Chest, early 19th c., Virginia, H.- 29 1/4 in., W.- 39 in., D.- 15 7/8 in. Est.- 1000-1500 Clarence Kerr Chatterton (1880-1973), "Morning on the Hudson," 1912, oil on canvas, signed l.r., titled and dated verso, framed, H.- 12 1/4 in., W.- 18 in. Est.- 2500-3500

French Provincial Carved Cherry Vaisselier, 19th c., H.88 1/2 in., W.- 54 in., D.- 25 1/2 in. Est.- 1600-2400 KPM Porcelain Plaque, 19th c., of Oedipius and Antigone, framed, H.- 8 1/2 in., W.- 5 3/4 in. Est.- 1000-1500 French School, "Jesus Falls a Second Time," 19th c., oil on tin, the seventh Station of the Cross, presented in a carved oak Gothic frame, H.- 68 1/2 in., W.- 38 in., D.- 4 3/4 in. Est.- 1100-1800

Louis XVI Style Three Piece Bronze Mounted White Marble Clock Set, 19th c., by Japy Freres, Paris, ClockH.- 17 3/4 in., W.- 11 in., D.- 4 1/4 in. Est.- 1100-1800

Empire Style Carved Mahogany Circular Marble Top Center Table, c. 1850, H.- 27 3/4 in., Dia.- 38 1/2 in. Est.- 850-1250

Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Covered Garniture Vases, 19th c., H.- 16 1/2 in., W.- 8 in., D.- 6 1/4 in. Est.- 2000-3000 Three Piece Black and Verde Antico Marble Clock Set, c. 1870, by A. D. Mougin, Clock- H.- 18 3/4 in., W.- 15 1/4 in., D.- 5 3/4 in. est.- 800-1200

Daum Nancy Cameo Glass Lamp, early 20th c., the base signed "Daum Nancy", H.- 20 1/2 in., Dia.- 11 1/2 in .Est.- 10000-15000

William Posey Silva (1859-1948), "Row Eucalyptus, California Evening", early 20th c., oil on canvas laid down on board, signed l.r., framed, H.- 8 in., W.-10 in. Est.- 1500-2500

Norman Lloyd (1897-1985), "The Harvest", 20th c., oil on canvas, signed l.l., titled on paper label verso, framed, H.- 20 in., W.- 27 in. Est.- 2000-3000

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Large Chinese Celadon Crackle Glazed Longquan Bowl, probably Ming (1368-1644), H.- 3 1/4 in., Dia.- 14 3/4 in. Est.- 1000-2000

Carved Wooden Buddha and Carved Wooden Kwan Yin, 19th c., Part of a Large Oriental Collection

1330 St.Charles Ave, New Orleans, La 70130 504-529-5057 •fax 504-529-6057 18.5% Buyers Premium (cash or check) For a complete catalog, visit our website at: LA Auc Lic 1354, 1529

Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941), “Soleil Couchant Honfleur,” 1929, oil on canvas, signed and dated l.l., titled verso, H.18 1/8 in., W.- 21 3/4 in. Est.- 12000-18000

Louis XV Style Carved Cherry and Burled Elm Armoire, c. 1810, H.- 88 1/2 in, W.60 in., D.- 25 in., Est.- 1600-2400

Gambit New Orleans: May 14, 2013  

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