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Driving Miss Daisy Thu.-Sun. May 9-June 2 | Janet Shea and Donald Lewis star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a cantankerous old Southern woman, who is white, and a man, who is black, hired to assist her. Over time they grow to depend on each other. At Westwego Performing Arts Theatre and North Star Theater. PAGE 68. Big K.R.I.T. Fri. May 10 | Meridian, Miss. native Justin Scott crushed the mixtape world with a string of underground releases that caught the eyes of New Orleans star rapper Curren$y and Def Jam, which released his studio debut Live From the Underground last year. K.R.I.T.’s conscious hip-hop and Southern flow — coupled with his extraordinary, funk-laden beats —

has the 26-year-old gunning for the Southern hip-hop throne. August Alsina opens at The Howlin’ Wolf. PAGE 57. Gypsy Fri.-Sun. May 10-26 | In the classic musical, Rose is an overbearing stage mom who drags daughters Baby June and Louise into show business as vaudeville is dying. Louise, a character based on Gypsy Rose Lee and her biography, is shy as a young girl, but she blossoms into a burlesque star. At Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. PAGE 68. Titus Andronicus Sat. May 11 | Like Ken Burns with a megaphone or Bright Eyes with a backbone, New Jersey power punks Titus Andronicus went from Civil War set dressing (2010’s The Monitor) to shouting their diaries from rooftops (last year’s XL release Local Business). The So So Glos open at Siberia. PAGE 57. Mothers Day at the Audubon Zoo Sun. May 12 | Irma Thomas makes her 30th anniversary Mother’s Day appearance at the Audubon Zoo. There will be a special tribute to her, music by the Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, craft booths and more. Thomas performs at 2:30 p.m. PAGE 72.

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awarded cash, vaccinations and beds to several Louisiana pet shelters and rescue groups, including Louisiana Boxer Rescue and Animal Aid for Vermilion Area, which both received $1,000. The Animal Rescue Site’s $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge, in partnership with, asked organizations to seek online votes from January through April. Since 2002, the Animal Rescue Site has funded animal charities though its “click-to-give” website.

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ayor Mitch Landrieu has no shortage of political fires to put out these days. He has ongoing disputes with Sheriff Marlin Gusman and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over consent decrees; he recently vetoed the new food truck ordinance (which put him at odds once again with CouncilmemberAt-Large Stacy Head); and he’s sparring with board members of the Wisner Trust — to name just a few. Add to that list a fight in Baton Rouge with real firefighters. The mayor, who has enjoyed political support from the local firefighters union throughout his career, wants state lawmakers to give City Hall control of the firefighters’ ailing pension fund. Last week before the House Retirement Committee, the Landrieu administration and the union pushed competing sets of bills to revamp the fund’s governing board and parts of the retirement plan itself. By a one-vote margin, the committee defeated a Landrieu-backed takeover bill. The committee then advanced other bills altering the pension fund’s governing board and tightening its rules. This fight is far from over. There’s no disputing that the local firefighters retirement fund is in financial straits. It has $500 million in liabilities and only $200 million in assets. A combination of bad investments, liberal benefits, questionable decisions by the pension board as well as past mayors and inadequate contributions (from the city as well as firefighters) have made the fund “a massive burden on the

city’s budget,” according to a recent analysis by the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR). By comparison, pension funds for local cops, city employees, Sewerage and Water Board workers and firefighters in other parts of the state are relatively healthy. BGR notes, for example, that a fund for local firefighters hired before 1968 has been depleted, while the fund for city firemen hired since 1968 covers only 40 percent of its obligations. “This is well below the accepted benchmark of 80 percent,” BGR says. Firefighters don’t dispute that number, but they say the shortage is largely the city’s fault for refusing for years to contribute page 8

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its fair share, which they estimate at $150 million. The firefighters union has filed multiple lawsuits and won multimillion-dollar judgments against City Hall, but the money still isn’t in the fund. Regardless of who’s at fault, the retirement system’s problems make it ripe for a makeover, if not a takeover. Landrieu supports four bills authored by state Rep. Kevin Pearson, R-Mandeville, who chairs the House Retirement Committee. The firefighters union backs rival bills authored by state Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-Algiers. Both sets of bills would change the pension fund’s governance and the contribution levels required of firefighters. They differ dramatically, however, in terms of how they would go about it. The issue has been lobbied intensely by both sides. Pearson’s committee last week altered and then approved three of Pearson’s bills and two of Arnold’s bills. In the process, committee members killed the bill Landrieu wanted most — the one transferring control of the fund to the city. Currently, New Orleans firefighters have a separate pension fund established by state law. The fund is governed by a 10-member board of trustees, eight of whom are chosen by firemen. The other two members are the city’s finance director and the fire chief, both of whom work for the mayor. State law allows the board of trustees to grant generous retirement benefits, such as annual cost-of-living adjustments, which the board gave for 19 consecutive years through 2011. State law also requires the city, not the board, to make up for any shortages in the fund. BGR calls this arrangement a “misalignment of powers and responsibilities.” Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin compared it to giving firefighters a credit card that the city has to pay off. For years, the city has refused to make up for the fund’s shortages. Instead, the city has paid retired firemen their benefits — in full and on time, Kopplin says — on a “pay as you go” basis. One thing on which the mayor and firefighters agree is that the present course is not sustainable. Where they differ is how to address that problem. Pearson’s main bill (House Bill 52) would have abolished the pension fund’s current board of trustees and transferred all authority to the city. By a vote of 4-5, his committee failed to approve the measure — killing it for this session. The committee then approved one of Pearson’s bills and one of Arnold’s bills restructuring the board — after amending them both to give firefighters four votes on a seven-member board. Both bills also impose a two-thirds vote requirement to increase benefits, which somewhat strengthens the mayor’s hand. Pearson’s committee also amended his bill to raise firefighters’ pension contributions to 10 percent — gradually. Currently, firefighters employed less than 20 years pay 6 percent; those employed more than 20 years pay nothing. The bill originally made the increase to 10 percent effective July 1; now it will be phased in over two-to-three years. The committee also approved a Pearson bill — and a similar Arnold bill — changing the formula used to calculate retiree benefits to make them less generous. Although two of Arnold’s bills were deferred, he said he’s comfortable with the committee’s action because the amendments tacked onto Pearson’s bills made them more like his own — and more palatable to firefighters. “We feel guardedly positive about the committee’s decision,” said fire union president Nick Felton after last Thursday’s vote. “The committee imposed a compromise on both parties after we failed to reach a compro-

mise on our own.” Kopplin was less optimistic. “This is not much of a compromise,” he said. “If you think the Legislature ought to be running the New Orleans firefighters retirement pension system, this I guess it’s OK. But the city still is being stuck with having to pay for it.” Kopplin also noted that several of the committee’s 12 members were absent when the takeover bill came up for a vote. Had all members been present, the outcome might have been different. In the game of legislative politics, “Woulda, coulda, shoulda” is a daily mantra. While the facts attendant to the pension fund’s problems are not in dispute, the solution is very much a political fight. As Landrieu puts it, “Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but not to their own facts. This is an unsustainable model, but it’s fixable.” Union president Felton, a 30-year veteran firefighter, agrees. He just doesn’t care for Landrieu’s fix. “We agree that things need to change,” he says. “We think the committee’s changes are reasonable in terms of meeting in the middle.” Although Landrieu has a key ally in Retirement Committee chairman Pearson, he might have fared better if he had gotten someone from New Orleans to carry the bills for him. One of the unwritten rules of the Louisiana Legislature posits that “local” bills should be handled by “local” legislators. Lawmakers generally give great deference to their colleagues when a bill involves a local dispute — and they rarely author bills that affect their colleagues’ constituents exclusively. The significance of that unwritten rule, and the fact that Landrieu’s bills are authored by a lawmaker from St. Tammany Parish, was not lost on Felton. “The mayor couldn’t get a single legislator from New Orleans to handle his bill,” he says. “I think that speaks volumes.” Landrieu and Kopplin counter that the pension system’s financial troubles say much more — though Felton says the fund would be in good shape if the city honored its state-imposed obligations. Kopplin says the city currently manages two other retirement funds very well. According to the deputy mayor, the Municipal Employees Retirement System is 75 percent funded, and the Sewerage and Water Board retirement system is 80 percent funded. Kopplin adds that both funds improved their financial standing in recent years because of changes, backed by the mayor, similar to those proposed by Pearson’s bills. “The city has done well with the two retirement systems it manages,” Landrieu says. “The solution is simple: Send the firefighters’ system back to the citizens of New Orleans, who have the responsibility to pay for it. If we can do that, we can fix this problem for future mayors and future citizens.” The mayor and Kopplin concede that firefighters are a powerful force in the Legislature, but Landrieu says this issue isn’t going away even if the city loses this round. “We’ll be back every year until we get it fixed,” he says. Felton says firefighters want to fix what’s broken, not tear down the system entirely. “We support giving more mayoral and council oversight, limiting cost-of-living adjustments, changing the method of calculating retirement benefits and making firefighters contribute more,” he says. “The bills as amended do that.” Kopplin told Gambit after the committee meeting he’s not sure what Landrieu’s next move will be. Fights such as this end often end with competing interests striking a compromise late in the game. It will be interesting to see if that happens before this political fire scorches both sides.

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“if i closed my mind when i saw this man — in the dust, throwing some bones on the ground, semi-clothed — if i had closed him off and just said, ‘That’s not science. i’m not going to see this doctor,’ i would have shut off a very good experience for myself.” State Sen. Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, explaining a trip to a most unusual doctor as the basis for his opposition to repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act, which critics say opens the door to creationism taught as fact in Louisiana public schools. The repeal attempt, House Bill 26, was once again introduced by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, and once again did not make it out of committee.

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NOPD FED CONSENT DECISION POSTPONED The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is still without a federal consent decree monitor. Last week, U.s. District Court Judge Susie Morgan was scheduled to select one of the two final firms that would monitor the NOPD and implement reforms as ordered under the federal consent decree. That decision has been postponed until May 14. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration prefers Chicago-based consulting firm Hillard Heintze, while the U.s. Department of Justice likes the Los Angeles-based international law firm sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. The extended deadline gives the parties a chance to reach consensus. if they can’t, Morgan will decide. — ALeX wOODwARD DWINDLING RESERVES AT NOPL Updating New Orleans City Council on New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) budget concerns May 2, city librarian Charles Brown warned councilmembers that its dwindling reserve funds could force closures, limited hours or construction delays. while NOPL receives $8 million annually to fund its 12 libraries and staff, the money comes from a millage; it does not receive any money from the city’s general fund. The library’s reserve funds, which were built up during NOPL’s limited post-Hurricane Katrina operation, are down to $4 million, and Brown anticipates losing $3 million over the next year. NOPL’s ambitions — and demand for services — have increased, from mobile libraries and homework assistance to more online database resources and ebooks. “i think there are so many opportunities we could have … if we could take the library everywhere in the community,” Brown said. Brown said NOPL might have to close or delay construction of its Nora Navra branch in Treme, thought FeMA dollars already are in play to help build it.

Regardless, Brown said, NOPL doesn’t have ongoing capital to run the branch. “Just to be clear, we cannot let FeMA money be lost because of inaction,” District e Councilman James Gray said. “That’s an absolute worst-case scenario.” — ALeX wOODwARD

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CANTRELL: NEW CARNIVAL ENFORCEMENT COMING At her April 30 “state of the District” address in New Orleans City Council chambers, District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell mentioned that one of her goals in the second half of this year was to “introduce a comprehensive parade enforcement ordinance” that would be in place before Mardi Gras 2014, though she offered no specifics. Asked about it after the meeting, Cantrell told Gambit she intended to have a working draft of the ordinance by August, and hoped to have it adopted “by september at the latest” so public meetings about enforcement could begin by October. The “state of the district” address seemed to be a new event for a New Orleans councilmember and drew a crowd of more than 200 to City Hall. Councilmembers Stacy Head and Jackie Clarkson attended, as did Orleans Parish sheriff Marlin Gusman and District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. — KeviN ALLMAN

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MAYOR KAYOES HEAD’S FOOD TRUCK ORDINANCE Following last month’s New Orleans City Council passage of an ordinance — nearly a year in the marking — that redrafted the city’s decades-old mobile vending (aka food truck) laws, Mayor Mitch Landrieu vetoed the measure May 1. Landrieu said he feared the ordinance violates the equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment. “it would be unwise to sign this ordinance into law in its current form when it appears certain that it will be invalidated by the court,” Landrieu wrote in his letter to Council Clerk Peggy Lewis. Landrieu wrote that even the ordinance’s supporters have expressed its unconstitutionality, including its author, Councilwoman-At-Large Stacy Head, who voted in its favor yet also spoke against several last-minute amendments. As written, the ordinance would open 75 additional food truck permits, increase the amount of time food trucks can operate (from a previous 45-minute rule), require trucks to operate within 300 feet of a restroom and make trucks park at least 200 feet from brick-andmortar restaurants. (That proposed physical distance was changed from its originally proposed 50 feet to 100 feet, then to a proposed 300 feet and finally to a compromise of 200 feet.) Landrieu’s equal protection issue with the ordinance falls under that distance

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JAZZ & HERITAGE FOUNDATION HONORS GEORGE WEIN The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation named its new music education center after George Wein at a May 3 ceremony in Treme. in the 1950s, wein created the Newport jazz and folk music festivals, which became the prototypes for festivals featuring multiple musical talents and the formula behind the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 44 years ago. wein was first approached about creating a festival in New Orleans in 1962, but tourism officials dropped plans when wein noted bandleader Duke Ellington would not be allowed to stay in the city’s segregated finer hotels. wein’s marriage to his wife Joyce Wein — he is white, she is black — was also a concern. “if i’d have brought her in 1962, they’d have put us in jail,” wein said at the ceremony.

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Food trucks gather on O.C. Haley for one of their regular “roundups.” Mayor Mitch Landrieu last week vetoed an ordinance that would have updated the laws regulating mobile food vendors.

Former foundation president Bill Rousselle said, “He created a cultural institution in New Orleans where black and white people were on equal footing.” Festival Productions President Quint Davis said the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s economic impact on the city since its inception has totaled billions of dollars. The George and Joyce wein Jazz & Heritage Center at 1255 N. Rampart st., which is beginning construction, will house seven classrooms and a 200seat theater. — wiLL COvieLLO


ALL THE NEWS THAT DOESN’T FIT • Mayor Mitch Landrieu will deliver his annual “state of the City” address May 7. New this year is the venue: the Treme Center, a $5.7 million community hub at the rear of Armstrong Park, which opened April 30 … • LGBT justice organization BreakOUT! hosts a rally May 9 against alleged stop-and-frisk and profiling policies within the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The rally will take place at NOPD headquarters at 715 s. Broad st. at 10:30 a.m. … • As state legislators continued to hash out the budget last week, Gov. Bobby Jindal flew to Houston to appear at the National Rifle Association’s Leadership Forum. Among the other speakers: GOP stalwarts Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin ... • At the May 2 City Council meeting, District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer introduced a series of measures affecting her district, which includes the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny, by saying, “start moving below Canal street, folks. That’s where the fun people hang.” — KeviN ALLMAN & ALeX wOODwARD

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provision, which even Head called “egregious” at last month’s meeting. “My veto notwithstanding, i strongly support Councilmember At-Large Head and the City Council’s efforts to update the City Code regulations pertaining to itinerant vendors, including those governing frozen seafood, vegetable and fruit, and food trucks,” Landrieu wrote. “i have directed my staff to work with the council to immediately address this issue and develop changes which will result in mobile food vending laws which are legal, fair, enforceable and best serve the industry and the people of New Orleans.” By week’s end, Head introduced a stripped-down version of the ordinance — and plopped the issue back in the mayor’s lap. “i am disappointed that the mayor has vetoed the food truck ordinance,” she wrote, “but i await his suggested improvements as he promised he would provide in his veto statement.” existing New Orleans food truck operators continue to plan events — the “Rolling Through” food truck series will feature trucks serving in different local neighborhoods every Tuesday in May and June from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (see “Fork and Center,” p. 40, for details.) Meanwhile, the City Council will have a hearing May 16 at which the veto may be overturned. — ALeX wOODwARD

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Extra! Newspaper war! On the day NOLA Media Group announced its return to daily publishing, businessman John Georges completed his purchase of Baton Rouge’s The Advocate. Boom.

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By Kevin Allman The Advocate, which moved into the New Orleans market from Baton Rouge earlier this year in response to The Times-Picayune going to a three-day-per-week production schedule, was sold April 30 to New Orleans businessman and sometime-political candidate John Georges. The announcement of the “Georges Media Group” and its buy were announced May 1 at The Advocate’s Bluebonnet Road offices, attended by Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and various politicos and dignitaries. In an interview with Gambit the night of the sale, Georges said, “I’ve wanted to buy The Advocate for two years now,” adding that the deal was finalized just that afternoon. Georges had signed a letter of intent in March to buy the paper from the Manship family, which had owned it for 100 years. Publisher David Manship, who had been publicly ambivalent about the family’s sale, sent an email to employees Tuesday night saying, “I can tell you personally I am happy that such a passionate and reputable Louisiana family is taking the helm.” Georges, who has never owned a media company, has had a wide variety of businesses (including a paper boy route for The Times-Picayune at age 15). Most of his ventures have been successful. The New Orleans native and Tulane University graduate built his company, Imperial Trading, into a distributor for convenience stores across the South. Its parent company, Georges Enterprises, has had a wide variety of holdings, including video poker machines. In 2007, the longtime Republican ran for governor as an independent and was defeated by Jindal. In 2009, he purchased Galatoire’s, the city’s old-line restaurant (which has a spinoff, Galatoire’s Bistro, in Baton Rouge), and ran for mayor of New Orleans as a Democrat in a hotly contested race — which he ultimately lost to Mitch Landrieu. Asked if people thought he was crazy to be getting into the newspaper business at a time when the future of newspapers seemed dim, Georges said, “Warren Buffett and the Koch brothers are getting into it. I don’t know who says it’s crazy.”

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The news came hours after NOLA Media Group, publishers of and its print arm, The TimesPicayune, announced the company would be launching a new tabloid product on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the Picayune does not publish. That product, which will be called TPStreet, will be unavailable for print home delivery and will cost 75 cents, just as the daily Times-Picayune does. Jim Amoss, NOLA Media Group’s Vice President of Content, said in an online story on Tuesday that TPStreet will launch this summer. Reaction on itself was largely scathing, with commenters wondering why the paper, which had infuriated many subscribers when it cut back publication, would now launch a completely new product that was unavailable by subscription. (Last week, NOLA Media Group doubled down on print with a new weekly tabloid, BR, which is distributed in Baton Rouge; the first edition was light on news and heavy on quasi-digital oddities like an entire page dedicated to “This Week’s Video Frame Grab.”) “We have an extraordinarily well-thought-out plan. And we’re executing on that plan,” NOLA Media Group publisher Ricky Mathews told the Associated Press. “But it doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to still be nimble and listen to the market and make changes along the way.” Adding to the intrigue is a personnel move by Georges: He has hired Peter Kovacs as the paper’s new editor and Dan Shea as general manager/COO. Kovacs and Shea were managing editors at The TimesPicayune until last year, when Ricky Mathews replaced Ashton Phelps as publisher and led a newsroom putsch that claimed both Kovacs and Shea as two of its first dismissals. Both men start at The Advocate immediately. Kovacs will move to Baton Rouge; Shea will commute regularly, he told Gambit. Carl Redman, The Advocate’s longtime executive editor, will continue as senior editor. In a separate interview, Shea told Gambit that The Advocate “does a great job on sports, legislative coverage and other things.” As for the paper’s New Orleans

edition, “I think we’re doing a great job covering New Orleans now, and we just need more resources if we’re going to be perceived as a truly New Orleans daily newspaper.” (The New Orleans bureau of The Advocate has 10 full-time employees — three of them in sales — and a small network of freelancers. Current staffing numbers at NOLA Media Group are harder to come by, but are reported to be around 150 people.) Asked if Kovacs’ and Shea’s strong ties to New Orleans would send a signal to subscribers and business owners in Baton Rouge, Georges said no: “The Baton Rouge community’s applauding increasing the chance of [the New Orleans edition’s] success in New Orleans.” Newspaper owners and publishers take a wide variety of positions when it comes to content in their papers; some concentrate on business operations and give full editorial rein to their employees, while others take an active role in editorial operations like the op-ed pages. Georges said that — despite his recent forays into electoral politics — he would not likely insert his views into The Advocate. “I’ll leave it to these guys [Kovacs and Shea]. I reserve the right to, but I’m going to focus on the business side of the paper.” One change, however: Georges will be setting up advisory boards in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge with local leaders, and his wife, Dathel Coleman Georges, will sit on both boards. Asked if he had any changes or expansions in mind, Georges offered no specifics. “We’ll let Dan and Peter and the rest of them roll out things as they occur,” he said. “I want the same things everyone else wants: the paper we’re used to reading. At the Baton Rouge press conference May 1, Georges told the crowd he was “extremely proud” to become the publisher — and then called The Times-Picayune “wounded and confused.” And the Louisiana Newspaper War of 2013 began in earnest.

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ess than a year ago, we learned that New Orleans was about to become America’s largest city without a daily newspaper. Last week, we got something different: the first salvos in what looks to be a protracted, old-fashioned newspaper war. And that could be a very good thing. Last Tuesday, the new NOLA Media Group (or, as it calls itself in print, “NOLA. com | The Times-Picayune”), which last autumn trumpeted its transformation to a thrice-weekly newspaper and a “digitally focused company,” announced it would once again produce a print product every day of the week. Rather than resume daily production of the T-P, however, the company will introduce a new tabloid paper, TPStreet. The new tab will appear on the days the T-P doesn’t print (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) and will cost the same as the T-P (75 cents). But TPStreet will not be the T-P; nor will it be available for home delivery. Current T-P subscribers, however, can get it online for free. Got all that? That announcement came one week after the “digitally focused” company launched another new print product, a weekly tabloid called BR, which is distributed only in Baton Rouge. That’s an awful lot of paper and ink for a company that months earlier promised to lead New Orleans into a bold digital future. Those who wondered at the scope and timing of last week’s announcement had their answer that same night, when news broke that New Orleans businessman John Georges, who had been negotiating to buy Baton Rouge’s family-owned daily The Advocate, had completed the purchase — and was installing former T-P managing editors Peter Kovacs and Dan Shea as editor and general manager, respectively. Both newsmen are widely respected, and both had been kicked to the curb when the T-P’s new publisher, Ricky Mathews, rolled into town last year and unveiled the “more robust” thrice-weekly T-P publishing schedule. Hiring Kovacs and Shea underscored Georges’ pledge to beef up The Advocate’s New Orleans coverage — and it was a shot across the T-P’s inky bow. Georges is an enormously successful businessman, a New Orleans native whose portfolio reflects a wide range of interests and a competitive nature. He immediately installed himself as publisher, even though he has never before owned a media company. (This may not be a bad thing, though; Mathews has extensive newspaper experience yet he has made an embarrassing public hash of the T-P’s transition.) Georges buying The Advocate has some parallels to Mark Cuban buying the Dallas Mavericks in 2000. Cuban had never owned a sports team before but,

like Georges, he expressed few doubts in his own abilities. He soon got Dallas excited about its home team again — and he sold plenty of tickets. Georges’ plans for The Advocate will likely force the T-P to step up its game in print and online. As for building out a New Orleans newsroom, Georges says he intends to defer to Kovacs and Shea. That’s good news. The Advocate is nicely positioned to pluck off any remaining talent that might be dissatisfied at the T-P. “We need the New Orleans edition to be more New Orleanian,” Kovacs told the American Journalism Review last week. “It shouldn’t be an edition. It should be a separate newspaper. People in New Orleans don’t want to think of themselves as subsidiary.” That’s what citizens here have been screaming since the Newhouse family, which owns The Times-Picayune, announced it was firing veteran reporters and cutting back editions. Judging from last week’s announcement, NOLA

Georges’ plans for The Advocate will likely force the T-P to step up its game in print and online. Media Group might finally be getting that message. Equally interesting to watch will be Georges’ next political moves. He has run for governor and mayor, and polls he has underwritten often include him as a potential candidate. It’s unclear how Baton Rouge readers and advertisers will react to a New Orleanian owning a local institution — and it’s equally unclear how The Advocate’s political coverage will change, if at all, under a publisher with obvious political interests. The coming newspaper war will be entertaining to watch, but it can also have a more salutary effect, increasing competition and (one hopes) increasing quality. The sale of The Advocate certainly has caught the attention of The TimesPicayune in a way that all the popular protests never did. On the night of the sale, Georges told Gambit, “I want the same things everyone else wants: the paper we’re used to reading.” If he moves in that direction smartly and aggressively, this newspaper war could get very interesting, very quickly.

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I’m looking for information about Metairie Hospital. My brother was born there in 1957. Was Metairie Hospital located where East Jefferson Hospital currently stands? Barbara Gilbert


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I was driving down Veterans Memorial Boulevard and I came upon some amazing new sculptures by David Harouni. Wow! I almost had a crash looking at them; they are so cool. Tell us about them. Jon Hynes Dear Jon, “Wow!” is an excellent response to David Harouni’s untitled trio of identical 16-foot-tall monumental figures on Veterans Memorial Boulevard near Bonnabel in Metairie. What else can you say about the set of massive blocks, each with its own 5-foot-tall, 900-pound head on top staring thoughtfully into the distance? One immediately thinks of the Easter Island sculptures and the ancient South Pacific people who produced them. While they seem permanent, Harouni’s big heads can be rotated so drivers traveling on the other side of Veterans Memorial Boulevard can see their faces. The local artist and sculptor was born in Iran in 1962, and his Harouni Gallery is at 933 Royal St. Harouni is known for his paintings of human faces that fill his canvases. His sculptures on Veterans Memorial Boulevard join those of other notable artists including George Rodrigue and James Michalopoulos.



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Dear Barbara, Metairie Hospital was not located on the present site of East Jefferson Hospital, which opened in 1971 at 4200 Houma Blvd. in Metairie. Metairie Hospital opened Aug. 11, 1947, at 310 Codifer Blvd. The director was Dr. William Kohlmann Gauthier. It cost about $100,000 to build and equip the single-story facility. When Metairie Hospital opened, it had 22 beds, eight bassinets and quarters for the nurses. There were two private rooms and 10 rooms that had two beds. The new hospital had a speaker system in each room, fluorescent lighting and asphalt tile flooring. Other facilities in the hospital included operating and delivery rooms, outpatient treatment rooms, a pharmacy, laboratory, X-ray room and coffee shop. Because the hospital was situated on a large lot, there was room for expansion. Gauthier built the hospital and leased it to the New Orleans-Metairie Hospital Foundation, a group of business owners and professionals. In 1954, Metairie Hospital opened a new wing that had 36 beds and was air-conditioned. It was designed to care for convalescents, chronically ill patients and the elderly. The hospital continued to expand, and by 1967 had 125 beds for general care, but it had closed its geriatric section. In March 1980, the hospital opened an alcoholism treatment center — the first of its kind in the area — with 25 beds for in-patient care. In 1982, Metairie Hospital became Bonnabel Hospital and got a new address: 1605 Metairie Road. Two years later, the hospital had run out of room and planned a move to Clearview Parkway across from the Elmwood Shopping Center. By October 1987, the former hospital was put up for sale and demolished.

Three sculptures of heads, created by artist David Harouni, sit on obelisks on the neutral ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie. Harouni donated the sculptures, and the installation was funded by fees that businesses along the thoroughfare pay for beautification.

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mong the contingencies propping up Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget proposal is a unique and possibly unprecedented land deal involving the state selling properties at a significant markup to … itself. That’s the latest twist in the winding debate over Jindal’s proposed $24.7 billion budget, which is short on revenues by about $1.3 billion. To fill that revenue hole, the administration is grabbing money from various dedicated funds and betting on contingencies that include privatization contracts, 11 land deals and other mechanisms that conservative lawmakers say are fiscally uncertain — despite recent assurances from Commissioner of administration Kristy Nichols that they’re safe bets. one of the proposals would transfer 29 lots totaling slightly more than 3,080 acres from the office of State lands to the department of Wildlife and fisheries (Wlf), which would pay $2 million in return — from the Conservation fund. Intended to be used with wildlife refuges and management areas, the lands are located in ascension, Bienville, Bossier, franklin, Grant, Pointe Coupee, rapides, St. Charles, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and West feliciana parishes. The state acquired the parcels at little or no cost. “But they still have a cumulative value of $2 million,” says Michael diresto, the division’s assistant commissioner of policy and communications. That the state is selling land to itself for use as wildlife management areas and refuges is unprecedented in recent memory, says Cole Garrett, a Wlf attorney. “It hasn’t happened in the three years I’ve been here,” he says, adding, “no one else I’ve spoken with can recall it happening before.” When asked to identify similar land deals dating back farther, the division of administration was unable to provide any information. The state routinely transfers property to governmental entities at no cost. In the current legislative session, four bills would transfer land from the state to the cities of Pineville and ruston as well as lafourche, orleans and St. Martin parishes. In lafourche, the land would be used for a public boat launch. diresto says the administration is “simply using diligence in managing state resources, using vacant land parcels owned by the office of State lands that are adjacent to wildlife management areas or refuges and incorporating them into Wildlife and fisheries’ management areas to provide recreational opportunities.”

How much anglers and others would actually use those lands is another matter. according to information and documents released to Gambit by the division of administration, the properties include former lakes that are now dry beds, lands that reverted from federal to state ownership, and one lot that is a batture, or elevated riverbed. Wildlife and fisheries Secretary robert Barham says his team is always looking for add-ons and that various terrains are needed to accommodate everyone from campers and hikers to bird watchers and nature photographers. “To that end, we have been working with State lands to identify properties that could be incorporated as WMa properties, and will continue to do so,” he says. Taking $2 million from the Conservation fund to help Jindal balance his proposed budget is also problematic. The fund is already under attack on another front. The

The state routinely transfers property to governmental entities at no cost. administration wants to pull $20.6 million out of the artificial reef development fund — to which the oil and gas industry contributes — to help create underwater habitats using decommissioned drilling rigs. Jindal already has taken $45 million from the reef fund since the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Members of the Wildlife and fisheries Commission, all appointed by the governor, are close to filing a lawsuit over the matter. They argue the money should be used as intended, not how the governor sees fit. “The [rigs-to-reefs] donations are made to the Conservation fund, which is constitutionally protected,” says rebecca Triche, executive director of the louisiana Wildlife federation. It’s a troubling trend for conservationists, who want to see money intended for the outdoors to stay outdoors. It also makes conservatives nervous, because the same amount of cash will be needed in next year’s budget for the same recurring expenses. Meanwhile, both groups are making their cases to Jindal, who may need a refuge of his own before the current legislative session adjourns on June 6 — which, coincidentally, is also the anniversary of d-day.

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While state Rep. John Bel Edwards’ campaign for governor is a long shot, it could redefine Louisiana Democrats in the post-Bobby Jindal era.

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hat he is former military was among the first things the Capitol crowd heard about John Bel Edwards in 2008 before he arrived for his first session as a newly minted state representative. The rest of his dossier was pretty standard stuff: Democrat, House District 72, Amite native, Catholic, trial attorney, not related to former Gov. Edwin Edwards. When he paces the House floor lining up votes for the Democratic Caucus, he doesn’t carry himself with the stiffness of a drill sergeant and doesn’t bark orders, but Edwards is definitely former military. He graduated from West Point, which has produced two presidents. He was an Army infantryman, which indicates he wanted to be a grunt. His colleagues regard him as smart, observant and respectful, but incisive with his questions. They say he’s effective in

committee, unafraid to tackle tough issues and quick to challenge powerful opponents. The policies Edwards pursued and the legislative goals he set early on quickly revealed his political stripes and many ran counter to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration. They also set the foundation for his recently announced campaign for governor. He was an Airborne Ranger, which means he volunteered to jump out of moving planes, land safely on the ground and attack the enemy. He commanded his own rifle company in the 82nd Airborne Division in the 1990s. It was a fighting division, still is, with soldiers proud to wear the famous “AA” — “All-American” — patches on their shoulders. Edwards received his first orders for a combat mission as an Airborne Ranger in 1994. Despite objections from Congress, former


President Bill Clinton set into motion a military intervention after the Haitian government refused to restore democratic rule. Edwards’ division was called up. “We were loaded and ready,” he says. “The doors were closed and we started moving. We had already donned our parachutes.” Unbeknownst to Edwards, Clinton also had sent a delegation, which included former President Jimmy Carter, to Haiti to negotiate a surrender of the government. At that moment, most of America’s ready military fleet was told to stand down. “They turned us around and sent us back,” says Edwards, now 46. “I ended up being a peacetime soldier. And look, I was not one of those people who felt like their life would not be complete if they did not engage in combat. I am not going to tell you I was disappointed, because that was not going to happen without a tremendous loss of life — not on our side, on their side.”

Edwards says he knew what his job was when he boarded the plane. “I believe in fighting when necessary,” he says. “It should always be a last resort, and in this case it was.” While he initially expected to pull a 20-year hitch in the Army, Edwards became a civilian just two years later. “My oldest child, Samantha, was born with spina bifida, and she had several brain surgeries over her first few years — and I was always gone, long deployments, training, and my wife had to tend to that by herself,” he says. “I got to feeling like that was unfair to her and that the family would be better off if we came home. Also, at the time, the Cold War was over and the Army was getting smaller. They were asking people to leave and get out of the Army if they were not absolutely sure they were staying in it for a career.” From that point on, Edwards’ new career became the law and politics, with larger ambitions just beyond the horizon.

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Louisiana Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson says John Bel Edwards’ ‘American values’ are attractive to voters of all parties, but she also says he likely won’t be the only Democrat in the gubernatorial race.

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but they’re capable,” he says. It’s a different picture on the Republican side, where likely candidates already are stacking up: Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Treasurer John Kennedy, state Sen. Gerald Long of Winnfield, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and U.S. Sen. David Vitter, among others. For his part, Edwards already is running against a Republican who won’t even be in the race: Jindal, who’s nearly halfway through his second and final term. With favorability ratings lower than Obama’s in Louisiana, Jindal is in a free fall following legal challenges to his landmark education and retirement reform packages, poor performances on the national presidential circuit, and a taxswap plan that was pronounced dead before the current legislative session even opened. The governor’s budgets, always accompanied by shortfalls and mid-year cuts, are likewise causing him political heartburn. Jindal upset teachers, state workers, unions, working families — and even middleclass moderates with kids in or considering state colleges and universities. That has created a perfect political opportunity for someone like Edwards, an unrelenting critic of the administration, to swoop in and promise to play the role of hero. “I think it’s clear to people in this state that the governor has placed personal ambition above their welfare,” Edwards says. “His policies more than anything are causing people who have voted Republican over the last few election cycles to realize there is a cost associated [with such a vote].” Pinsonat agrees. Republicans have been on a roll since 2011, he says,

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claiming the state House, Senate and all but one statewide office (including the federal seats). But recently Jindal has become a liability. “His cuts to hospitals and higher education and mental health facilities and all that may or may not affect that race,” the pollster says. “It could help push lower- and middle-income voters away from Republicans and make this thing achievable. That is something to be watched, and it is showing up in polls.

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But that’s right now. The election is a long ways off.” Jason Dore, executive director of the Louisiana Republican Party, noted that should Edwards be the lone high-profile Democrat, he has a decent shot of making the runoff against the top GOP vote getter, given history and the nature of the state’s jungle primary. But the lawmaker’s constant opposition to Jindal’s policies and support for Obama’s will help RePAGE 22

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In terms of the 2015 governor’s race, Edwards announced at zero dark hundred, that ambiguous military timeframe when the sun is still down, the crickets are chirping and there’s dew clinging to blades of grass. Among Democrats, he remains the only committed candidate. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is said to be comfortable where he is for now. The mayor’s sister, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, is gearing up for her own tough re-election campaign. She is the only statewide elected Democrat in Louisiana. Bernie Pinsonat, president of Southern Media and Opinion Research in Baton Rouge, says Mitch Landrieu is the real wild card among Democrats and looms as Edwards’ biggest political obstacle. “Mitch Landrieu would be the strongest candidate,” Pinsonat says. “He has already held statewide elected office. It doesn’t matter what John Bel Edwards does. If Mitch decides to run, Edwards becomes a noncandidate.” Jim Bernhard, former CEO of the Shaw Group in Baton Rouge and one-time chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party, is rumored to be considering the race, especially following whispers that President Barack Obama had him on the short list for energy secretary. Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell is a perennial maybe candidate, too, with a populist twist. “There will be others,” says state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans, current chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “I have heard interest from different people, although I can’t reveal who they are.” Edwards believes he’ll have company, too. “We’re not lacking. The bench is there,” he says. “The question is whether these folks will want to get in the game. I am truly impressed by the quality of talent.” He adds that statewide Democratic candidates could easily emerge from the Legislature, most notably Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger of New Orleans and Sens. Eric LaFleur of Ville Platte and Rick Gallot of Ruston, as well as from mayor’s offices in Alexandria and Baton Rouge. “I don’t know what these people want to do,



publicans paint him in a fashion that has sunk other Democratic candidates with more skin in the game. If Edwards tries to fit into the mold of a conservative Democrat, Dore says, it won’t resonate with voters. “John Bel Edwards just doesn’t seem to be embracing the mantle of conservative Democrat,” Dore says. “That will become more apparent in the runoff, when it will be a clear choice between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat.” Democratic Party Chairwoman Peterson, for one, says Mary Landrieu’s re-election campaign next year will be a better litmus test for Edwards’ hopes. “No question. It will be telling,” she says. “There’s no tap dancing around that. We’re going to have to start building momentum with that race.”

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For Edwards to transform barely two terms in the state House into at least four years in the Governor’s Mansion, he needs to introduce himself to voters early — before Republicans can define him as an Obama patsy. He says he’s sturdy on both fronts, but until the campaigning really starts, he remains largely an unknown. Edwards comes from old political stock. His great-grandfather, grandfather and father were all popular sheriffs in Tangipahoa Parish. So popular that his


younger brother Daniel, who inspired him to be an infantryman, is the fourth generation to wear the badge. Not to be outdone, his older brother Frank is police chief in Independence, and he has a sister-in-law who’s a judge. He spent a good deal of time in the woods and in the duck blind with his brothers, who recall the state representative bragging — long before he fired as an expert marksman on the range — that he could “outshoot Davy Crockett” and take down any game. “That’s probably true,” Edwards says with a laugh. “As a kid, if a duck fell, I would claim I shot it.” His mother claimed his fourth-grade teacher sent home a note one day calling him a “born leader.” Edwards later made his mark on the local football team and married his high school sweetheart. With the goal of attending law school, Edwards was late to apply for West Point, but he was aided by recommendations from former U.S. Sens. Russell Long and J. Bennett Johnston. “I didn’t know either of them personally, but they certainly knew who my dad was,” Edwards recalls. His fellow cadets elected him vice chairman of investigations for the Honor Committee, which oversaw conduct hearings and rendered rulings. Edwards left the military for a new start as a small-town attorney. Given his career

For his part, Edwards already is running against a Republican who won’t even be in the race: Jindal, who’s nearly halfway through his second and final term.

choice and family background, it was only a matter of time before he made the leap into politics, which he did by winning a House district that is largely African-American and poor. He garnered 66 percent of the vote in 2007 and 83 percent four years later. In his first year as a lawmaker, he landed a chairmanship over a select committee on veteran affairs. By his third session, he had risen through the ranks to chair the Democratic Caucus. He passed a tough bill early on, prescribing how war veterans homes and

care facilities can be used, and he crafted new protections for victims of child pornography. Edwards also made a name for himself second-guessing the Jindal administration’s priorities on everything from teacher tenure to public retirement benefits. Peterson says Edwards exemplifies the kind of “American values” that resonate across party lines, even if some people disagree with his politics. “These are values we have in common,” she says. “It’s an entry point to talking about common interests.” While that may be a good political introduction, Pinsonat says poll numbers today show a tough challenge for any statewide Democratic candidate, regardless of his or her story, adding, “It’s not impossible, but it would be a difficult task because of the demographics of Louisiana.” In addition to the poll numbers and recent trends, history is not on Edwards’ side. No candidate in modern times, if ever, has moved directly from the House of Representatives to the governor’s mansion. If Edwards succeeds, or even comes close, his candidacy could be transformative for the Democrats. In his campaign for governor, Edwards says he will make higher education his top issue. “We’re dismantling our most important institutions that people rely on,” page 24

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he says. “It’s not helpful when you are trying to graduate students on time and retain teachers and you don’t give the universities enough money to accomplish that.” The issue is polling strongly right now, chiefly due to Jindal’s funding reductions in recent years. A Southern Media poll taken just before the session found that nearly 80 percent of Louisiana voters opposed further cuts to higher education. The numbers are nearly identical on health care, another important campaign plank for Edwards. To get his bio and ideas out to voters, Edwards will need money. Lawmakers New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who are banned from fundraiswas Louisiana’s lieutenant governor before ing during legislative becoming mayor in 2010, could crush sessions, but Edwards John Bel Edwards’ chances of becoming hosted an event in Hammond governor if Landrieu, a fellow Democrat, before the current session enters the 2015 race, according to Bernie convened. He says it brought Pinsonat, president of Southern Media in, along with smaller fundraisand Opinion Research: ‘If Mitch decides to ers preceding it, more than run, Edwards becomes a noncandidate.’ $300,000. In 2012, he raised just $61,000 and went into PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER 2013 with about $37,000 in the bank. The campaign will need millions to compete effectively and I would write a letter or make a for governor, but his recent efforts show phone call,” he says. “I had done it on there is potential, Edwards says. a few occasions before becoming a He raised only about $9,300 last year state representative.” from political action committees, and The first time Edwards ever had to spent just as much on polling with the raise money on a large scale was in Kitchens Group of Florida. Financial 2011, when he toured the state helping disclosure forms on file with the Ethics House Democrats maintain their seats. In Administration show he has received some respects, that was a trial run for his food and lodging from groups like AT&T planned gubernatorial campaign. With and the Farm Bureau while delivering Jindal handpicking candidates and Vitter speeches he described as focused on shepherding his own GOP committee, budget challenges. Edwards knew Democrats would eventuEdwards’ largest donors by far are atally be outspent four-to-one in the last torneys, which speaks to his own calling statewide campaign. But he worked it for as a trial lawyer. He refers to his business the caucus full-time. as a “plaintiff’s practice.” Pinsonat says Democrats lost their House majority in business and industry won’t see a dis2011 while Edwards was caucus chairtinction. “His profession is a trial lawyer, man, but that was because several repreand Louisiana is not a friendly state [for sentatives switched parties. On Election trial lawyers], one of the top three in that Day, Democratic candidates actually regard,” the pollster says. “He will cerfared very well — holding on to every tainly be up against it with the business challenged seat. “We didn’t get any community, and they will be throwing really big dollar donations,” Edwards money at it.” says. “It was a multitude of smaller Edwards says most of his clients are small businesses and he doesn’t special- donations. It’s the hardest way to raise money, but it puts you into contact with ize. “In a small town, you can’t specialize the most people.” too much or you’ll starve to death,” he says. He adds that he avoids cases that overlap into law enforcement so as not to On at least one hot-button issue, Edwards aligns with other moderate-tocreate conflicts with his brothers. conservative Democrats in Louisiana: His personal financial disclosure form shows he has represented clients before he is pro-life, with exceptions for cases involving incest or rape. He is also prostate departments since being elected, gun and opposes legally recognizing gay but Edwards says that kind of work did marriage. On the other hand, he believes not start with public office. “There were times when someone would have a dis- the science supporting climate change and doesn’t believe creationism should pute with the Department of Revenue

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Though GMOs have been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration as well as the WHO, their relatively short presence in the food supply means there hasn’t been time to evaluate long-term effects. “There are still a lot of questions,” Rodi says. “Though there are lots of studies about their immediate safety, we don’t know what their long-term effects are going to be. It could be decades, a whole generation raised on this, before we know the long-term effects. But to be innovative, use technology and make progress, you have to

take reasonable risks.” Some of the major concerns are that allergens and antibiotic resistance can be transferred through the process of transferring food genes, Andrus says, and that new toxins, allergens and cancer-producing substances could be an effect of the GMOs, Rodi says. “It could potentially cause crosscontamination with bacteria and give them resistant characteristics,” Rodi says. “We’re also worried that mutations in the GMOs could lead them to be less nutritious, with decreased amounts of vitamins, especially as we use crops that grow closer together and need less fertilizer.” Rodi says many of these concerns are based on conjecture. “Just as much as the bad things they say could happen, the potential benefits could be high as well,” he says.

Controversy has surrounded GMOs since their inception, and for that reason, it’s important for consumers to educate themselves and make their own decisions regarding GMO foods. But it’s almost impossible to know whether you’re consuming GMOs or not, because genetically modified foods are not required to be labeled. Since the defeat of California’s Proposition 37, a bill requiring that food containing GMOs be labeled as such, public demand for GMO transparency has increased.

another step in that process.” Whole Foods expects to have all products in its stores labeled by 2018. (“It’s a huge process. It’s going to be a big job for our suppliers,” Letton says.) Letton does not expect the change to affect prices. In the meantime, there are steps consumers can take to minimize their exposure to GMOs. “The easiest is to buy organic,” Letton says. “By definition, the organic program creates standards that don’t use GMO seed in crops intentionally. The second is to go with products that have been verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project (www., a third-party, nonprofit group that tests products and ensures they qualify as non-GMO.” She warns that GMO alfalfa, corn, flax, rice, sugar beets, yellow summer squash, canola, cotton, papaya, soy and zucchini are approved for commercial use. Animal products like meat, eggs, milk and fish are likely to contain GMOs, because most GMO corn grown in the U.S. is used for animal feed, ethanol or high fructose corn syrup, which is present in many processed foods. “The majority of food that has GMOs are things that are processed on some level, like cereal,” she says. “Corn, wheat and canola are three of the biggest GMO crops in the country. Bread, buns, ketchup, Whole Foods Market president tortillas — everything you can make from and chieF operating oFFicer wheat and corn (contains GMOs). … People a.c. gallo announces the national grocer’s decision to are really surprised when they find out how label all gMo Foods. pervasive it is.” Being part of a food culture where consumers are subject to an increasing “Proposition 37 really brought this to a number of fears (Is my food local? Is it head,” says Libba Letton, a spokesperson organic? Should I go gluten-free?) raises for Whole Foods Market, which in March a question: How worried should we be became the first national grocer to require regarding GMOs? labeling of all foods containing GMOs. “We “Everyone has different food values they heard from a lot of customers that it was eat by,” says Andrus, who tries to avoid time for us to do this. They wanted to know GMOs. “But I would say choosing nonwhether or not the foods they were buying GMO might be as, if not more, important contained GMOs. than choosing organic and choosing local “We aren’t taking a stand on GMOs being good or bad. We’re letting customers when it comes to our health … and our comknow whether they’re in the products or not, munity’s livelihoods. “Once again, though, we can’t make an and then they can choose. We’ve long been labeling products as clearly as we can, from educated choice if the food industry is allowed to be completely non-transparent.” country of origin to ingredients, and this is

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n 1994, the first genetically modified food — a slow-ripening tomato — was placed in the U.S. market. Now, less than 20 years later, between 75 and 80 percent of pre-packaged food in the U.S. contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association. “People need to know how prevalent it is,” says Dr. Jake Rodi, an internist at Ochsner Medical Center’s West Bank campus. “In the U.S., most of us are eating GMOs. Even if it’s not directly, you’re probably eating an animal that was fed on GMO corn.” GMOs are organisms that have been genetically modified using some form of DNA technology. In 1983, an antibioticresistant tobacco plant became the first successful GMO. Now plants are modified to be pest-, drought- and virus-resistant, herbicide- and heat-tolerant, and to grow closer together, yielding more crops per acre. In addition to increasing the efficiency of food production, biotechnology also has been used for humanitarian purposes, such as the much-touted “golden rice”: “Vitamin A was added to rice and distributed free, because a large part of the world is vitamin A deficient,” Rodi says. However, after more than a decade of testing, golden rice is still not available on the market. According to World Health Organization (WHO) malnutrition expert Francesca Brana, the WHO reported greater success curbing vitamin A deficiency using a technique that’s decidedly more old fashioned: teaching people to grow carrots. Kate Andrus, a licensed public health nutritionist for the City of New Orleans Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, is wary about using GMOs as a means to curb world hunger and increase crop efficiency, as are other scientists and professionals in the health field. “Even though some scientists feel that GM foods have a place when it comes to trying to nourish the world’s growing population, there haven’t been enough unbiased studies conducted to really determine how GM foods affect our health, the health of other animals and insects, the health of the planet — as well as the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries,” she says. “Some countries are actually refusing GMO international food aid.”



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Chef Vincent Manguno prepares fried soft-shell crab and other local favorites at Porter & Luke’s. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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Creole standards shine on a menu that tries too hard to please everyone. ome roast beef po-boys cannot be eaten like any other sandwich. Lunchtime at Porter & Luke’s shows why. The squiggles and strands of robustly flavorful meat are tender and laden with gravy but not sloppy with it. The top of the French loaf is crisp, while the bottom essentially becomes one with its moist contents. Eating this bundle requires a two-fisted effort. The techniques for lifting, maneuvering and holding it together are tribal skills shared by locals weaned on such po-boys, and you see them on display all around the busy dining room at Porter & Luke’s. This Old Metairie eatery opened in the space formerly occupied by Zeke’s Restaurant. But from office lunch outings to tables of kids wearing sports uniforms to retirees out for early supper, people knew precisely what to expect from Porter & Luke’s from the start. That’s because this restaurant is drawn from the template of the New Orleans neighborhood joint, with a neater, though blander, appearance and a few menu updates. Many of the new regulars were already acquainted with chef Vincent Manguno, who learned his chops at La Riviera (a Metairie institution of the pre-Hurricane Katrina era) and has built his career at similar Creole-Italian restaurants. Porter & Luke’s excels at the local standards. Monday red beans with massive ham shanks, seafood gumbo, turtle soup and a sharp, lemony shrimp remoulade all ring as true as the

New generation food trucks typically serve just a few specialized dishes, though lately they’ve been enlisted to serve a number of auxiliary purposes at the same time. During its most recent racing season, for instance, the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots routinely used food trucks to market nights at the track to a younger generation, and in April civic boosters in Jefferson Parish organized a food truck rally to promote a new image for the Fat City district. Tuesday, vendors begin a two-month series of food truck events designed to highlight different neighborhoods across town and some of the community organizations working within them. The series is called Rolling Through and the inaugural edition features at least eight trucks arrayed outside the Bayou Treme Center (2541 Bayou Road, 504-2475316), a new community center in the former St. Rose de Lima church. The series continues each Tuesday through June 25, with two editions planned with partner organizations in each of four locations. Rolling Through is produced by My House NOLA, a culinary events com-

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2013 L’Argentier Rose d’Aramon roast beef po-boy. From there the menu goes far afield, and not always for the better. There’s a something-for-everyone approach that leaves too much room for inconsistency. A chalkydry fried flounder was an outright flop and although onion rings should be a calling card for this sort of restaurant, the batch I sampled were limp, as though they’d been prepped long ago. A frequent special of fried clams sounded exotic, but it proved dull and gummy. Much better results came from the closer-to-home oysters Barataria, which are baked under a uniquely tart, immensely creamy goat cheese sauce and heaped 10 at a time on metal platters. The Creola salad, one of Manguno’s longtime specialties, boasts a generous haul of shrimp and crabmeat with bits of smoky andouille and tomato dressing as thick as aioli. Another good bet is the chef’s eggplant Vincent — a hollow column of fried eggplant overflowing with shrimp, crawfish and buttery cream sauce. The restaurant has a large marble bar, spacious private rooms and a glass-fronted seafood boiling chamber, a holdover from Zeke’s. It’s used intermittently now, and while there’s talk of making boiled seafood a permanent fixture, I don’t expect this restaurant to become the next go-to for crawfish. Like someone negotiating that roast beef po-boy, Porter & Luke’s already has its hands full.


The family-run Chateau L’Argentier was founded more than 75 years ago in southern France’s Languedoc region. This wine is made entirely from old-vine aramon, the most planted red grape in France from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century. It was fermented in concrete vats before bottling. In the glass, the pale salmon-hued wine offers refreshing aromas of light citrus, raspberry and strawberry notes. On the palate, taste subtle hints of melon, tart cherry, an engaging minerality and crisp acidity on the finish. Drink it with shrimp or crab appetizers, grilled or broiled fish, fresh berries, soft, mild cheeses and pear or beet salads with goat cheese and spiced pecans. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Bar and Market and Dorignac’s. Drink it at: Swirl Wine Bar and Market.

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interview pany that has directed many recent food truck events. My House founder Barrie Schwartz says the events are designed to capitalize on the mobile nature of food trucks and the public interest in street food to encourage people to explore different neighborhoods. “We hope people will come to one (event) in one neighborhood and then decide to follow us to the next neighborhood the following week,” she says. Rolling Through locations and partners include Broadmoor with the Broadmoor Improvement Association at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center; Central City with Good Work Network, which assists minority- and womanowned start-up businesses, at a lot by its offices; Bywater with the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) at a nearby site affiliated with the historic Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case; and at the Bayou Treme Center. The free events feature live music, food from individual trucks, Samuel Adams beer and Old New Orleans Rum cocktails for sale as well. This week’s kickoff edition includes an 8 p.m. screening of the Gene Kelly classic Singin’ in the Rain in the Bayou Treme Center. Rolling Through events are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details visit

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ith a Ph.d. in business psychology, Carmelo Turillo was teaching in Madrid when he and wife Katrina Turillo devised a plan to open La divina Gelateria (3005 Magazine St., 504-342-2634; 621 St. Peter St., 504-302-2692; Loyola University, Carrollton Hall, 504-258-2115; based on the gelato shops they’d grown to love in Europe. They opened their original Magazine Street location in 2007 and later expanded, with two more local shops and another one planned for Baton Rouge this fall. Turillo also teaches business courses at Tulane University, his alma mater.

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: What’s the fundamental difference between ice cream and gelato? Turillo: The main difference is that gelato tastes better, and there are technical and chemical reasons for that. In Italian it’s the same word, but in the U.S. it’s an FdA thing that you can’t call gelato ice cream because it doesn’t have enough fat. But it still tastes creamier. There’s less sugar, so it freezes at warmer temperatures, and that’s part of the reason why it’s softer. And there’s less air in it, so it’s denser. Together, that all gives it a more intense flavor. You don’t have as much fat coating your taste buds, and you’re not freezing your taste buds, and it’s denser so you have more of a pop. : You’re known for aggressive local sourcing. How do you manage that? T: It’s not that we refuse to use anything that’s not local. If it can be slowboated to us, we’ll use the best we can find, so: chocolate, hazelnuts and pistachios. But if it has to be picked fresh, we use what’s local. For me, Italian cooking isn’t so much a list of ingredients but a philosophy. You go to the market, buy what’s fresh and make something delicious with it. That philosophy doesn’t change. We have great ingredients here, but they’re not always the same as in Italy. : What should we look for in your gelato case as hot weather arrives? T: People are always excited about our blueberry-basil gelato, and peach will be coming up again. We’ll still have strawberries for a little longer. Around Tales of the Cocktail (July 17-21) we’ll be making cocktail-themed gelato, and those are always fun. — IAN MCNULTY

4600 Freret St (504) 267-0320 Red onion rings are served with a few mayo options.

Edible Alchemy (Inside Holy Ground Irish Pub) 3340 Canal St. 504) 481-0904 “O-goddam” rings are dipped in funnel cake batter and served with ranch dressing.

Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop 3454 Magazine St. (504) 899-3374 “Onion ribbons” are long and paper-thin.

Russell’s Marina Grill 8555 Pontchartrain Blvd. (504) 282-9999 The classic fried “onion mumm” is served with remoulade.

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When chef Rene Bajeux opened a new restaurant inside the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel last year, expectations among some diners were high and also pretty specific. This Rene Bistrot (700 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-613-2330; is using the same name as the widely acclaimed French restaurant Bajeux ran before Hurricane Katrina, and the marketing push promised a similar approach. Early results, however, fell short of fond memories from the previous Rene Bistrot. But the most satisfying results revolved around traditional fare from the French chef’s native Alsace-Lorraine. So as the restaurant nears its first anniversary, it’s promising to see that updated lunch and dinner menus are putting things more squarely back on Bajeux’s home turf. Local ingredients are still prominent (ducks from the Northshore’s Chappa-

peela Farms, baguettes from Uptown’s Laurel Street Bakery). But now, among other new additions, there’s boudin noir — a robust blood sausage, here topped with assorted mushrooms braised in wine — wild boar Bourguignon over egg noodles, beef tongue and calf liver with bacon, turnip sauerkraut and bourbon cherry jus. The new menus also feature the return of roasted chicken grandmere, which had been one of Bajeux’s most popular set pieces at his earlier restaurant. Sampled on a recent afternoon, this dish arrived juicy under a golden-tawny skin dotted with pepper and flecked with garlic over an earthy hash of mushrooms, bacon and fingerling potatoes. Tarte flambe (an Alsatian pizza), charcuterie, mussels with frites and, at lunch, croque madame sandwiches are all still part of the program. The restaurant offers daily three-course lunch specials, which are usually good deals. Rene Bistrot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.



“Never trust anyone who calls himself a ‘gourmet.’ He’s probably pompous, rich, white, middle-aged and male, with a passion for ‘fine dining,’ an expression that makes real foodies reach for their revolvers.” — British food writer Paul Levy, from an op-ed in London’s The Telegraph, railing against a recently released list of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” by Restaurant magazine. The list included just three British restaurants. Levy is credited with coining the term “foodie” in the 1984 book he co-authored, The Official Foodie Handbook.

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The expanding variety of food in New Orleans isn’t just about different ethnic cuisines and unconventional dining venues. The choices for vegetarians and vegans also are more expansive than ever, a major change for a city where seafood was once widely, and earnestly, proffered as a “meatless” option at restaurants. This weekend, May 11-12, the collective momentum will be on display at New Orleans Veggie Fest. Now in its fifth year, the festival will be held at the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-940-1130, www. Planned by the Humane Society of Louisiana, the event is a showcase for the vegan lifestyle, which goes well beyond diet. There are cooking demonstrations and a bazaar of booths featuring local resources and national suppliers ranging from raw food producers to fair trade coffee importers. Attendees can nosh through samples of everything from vegan ice cream and dairy-free dips to mock meats, and local food vendors will offer vegan dishes as well. A slate of national speakers will give presentations on topics including nutrition, fitness and preventative medicine. On Saturday, there is an after-party at Cafe Istanbul with music, burlesque and belly dance performances and drink specials. Veggie Fest is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets begin at $10 and $5 for students. For details, visit

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Avenue Pub started spotlighting individual breweries in events during 2010’s ACBW, and in 2011 began holding themed events spotlighting nanobreweries and catering to new local demand for IPAs, DIPAs and Imperial IPAs with a special “Hophead Night.” Other bars and restaurants around the city and on the Northshore — including the Bulldogs in Uptown and Mid-City,


the Barley Oak in Mandeville, Scarlett O’Hara’s in the French Quarter, the Inn on Bourbon and Donald Link’s Calcasieu — collaborated with breweries and distributors to create tasting and pairing events to showcase American craft beer. This year, several local breweries plan to share new small-batch offerings during American Craft Beer Week. NOLA Brewing has several prototypes it is considering producing: Belgian IPA, Scottish IPA, Mexican Wheat Beer Lager, and Munich Helles. Tin Roof Brewing will experiment with transforming its three flagship beers by using English yeast instead of its usual American yeast, and at the events, the regular version will be there beside the altered “English” version for comparison purposes. The Blonde ale has been transformed into “Blonde, James Blonde”; Perfect Tin is anglicized into “Manchester Brewnited Amber”; and Voodoo Bengal’s new identity is “Parliament Pale Ale.” In its previous incarnation as Heiner Brau, Covington Brewhouse did not participate, but this year it will share Belgian Single (its flagship pilsner with trappist yeast), a keg of Bomabastic IPA brewed by local home brewers as well as a keg of Imperial Stout or Porter, only available in test batches. Both locations of the Bulldog have at least one event planned every night of the week, showcasing local breweries and tap takeovers of East Coast and West Coast beers. Evangeline, a bar that opened recently in the French Quarter, focuses exclusively on local beer and will offer more than a dozen craft selections on draft from the Gulf Coast as well as multiple food pairings. Owner Ed Bowdon, who spends much of his time researching and procuring beers to feature, has found local craft beers that complement Louisiana cuisine. “There are so many unique and flavorful styles brewed year round and seasonally that are made from the same local ingredients we serve on our menu,” Bowdon says. Evangeline will offer special food pairings to complement the local beers available throughout the week.

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olly Watts, owner of the Avenue Pub, remembers that during New Orleans’ first American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) in 2008, Harpoon Brewing sent six 12-ounce bottles of its Leviathan series double IPA (DIPA) for the bar to pour, and it was gone in 15 minutes. “Everyone was so excited to have a DIPA,” Watts says, whose bar is on St. Charles Avenue, “and in 2008 it was the only one available in the entire city.” This year’s ACBW (May 13-19) will highlight a very different New Orleans craft beer scene. In 2008, NOLA Brewing had been in existence for only two months. President Kirk Coco had heard about American Craft Beer Week, a nationwide celebration of craft beer, from colleagues at the Craft Brewers Conference. Coco realized that to publicize the new brand, he would need to create awareness of the event from scratch. NOLA Brewing, Avenue Pub, Stein’s Deli and Crescent Crown Distributing put their skills together to make it happen in New Orleans. Beer professionals in the Crescent City were “absolute infants” in 2008 when it came to craft beer, says Ron Swoboda, director of craft beer education at Crescent Crown. “We ran around like crazies” promoting the company’s beers that first year, he says. Both Crescent Crown and NOLA Brewing tried to do events every night. “ACBW ’09 was just a couple of us ragtag beer nerds arm-twisting a few people into doing things,” longtime local beer aficionado Vasu Tummala says of the second year. “Compare that to now … and even I’m not 100 percent sure what’s going on and where. There are so many things going on that even one of the earlier beer nerds here can’t keep up.” (See sidebar, p. 45, for a list of all events.)



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SAT. MAY 11 Gambit’s FestivALES 2 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kickoff to Craft Beer Week in the Warehouse District, featuring 30 craft brands starting at Fulton on Tap (504-483-3152; www. festivales), with stops at Grand Isle, Manning’s, The District and Barcadia.


Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-5869243; www.avenue 4 p.m. — Kickoff crawfish boil with Bayou Teche beers: Bec Francais, Cocodrie Belgian Tripel IPA and Passionnee dry hopped with New Zealand hop varietal Motueka. Chimes of Covington (19130 W. Front St., Covington, 985892-5396; www.

MON. MAY 13 Avenue Pub 6 p.m. — Southern Tier Rolls out in Louisiana with 2XIPA, Live, Pumking, Creme Brulee, Oat, Mokah and Hope Sun (Bottle Pour). Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-335-1740; www. barcadianeworleans. com) 7 p.m. — NOLA Brewing Blonde dry hopped with Citra hops on cask. Barley Oak (2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, 985-7277420; www.thebarley 7 p.m. — Bayou Teche Cocodrie (triple IPA) release party. Bulldog, Mid-City (5135 Canal Blvd., 504488-4191; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Lazy Magnolia “Southern Date Night” featuring Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman. Bulldog, Uptown (3236 Magazine St., 504-8911516; www.bulldog. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Parish Brewing night features releases of Envie and its rare Farmhouse IPA. Columbia Street Tap Room and Grill (434 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-898-0899; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask and Belgian Style Golden Ale cask; free Abita glassware.

TUE. MAY 14 Abita Brew Pub (72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, 985-892-5837; www. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Belgian Style Golden Ale cask and Vanilla Double Dog cask. Avenue Pub 5 p.m. — Beer & Its Bourbon: Bourbon barrel-aged beers paired with bourbon from the barrels in which they were cellared. Bulldog, Mid-City 6 p.m. — NOLA Brewing “Hop Randall” of Blonde Ale with Citra. 8 p.m. — West Coast Tap Takeover featuring special releases from Rogue, Moylan’s, Sierra Nevada, Stone and Green Flash. Bulldog, Uptown 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ommegang special release of Iron Throne, the beer inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones. 8 p.m. — East Coast Tap Takeover featuring brews from Brooklyn, Harpoon, Ommegang and Shmaltz. Wayfare (4510 Freret St., 504-309-0069; www. 6:30 p.m. — Beer dinner with beer and cocktail pairings from Tin Roof, Bayou Teche, Saint Arnold, Lazy Magnolia, Old New Orleans Rum and Cathead Vodka. Tickets are $50. Limited seating; reservations required.

WED. MAY 15 Avenue Pub 5 p.m. — Funky Town: Sours, Saison and Funky Beers. Barley Oak 7 p.m. — Chafunkta and


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Aline Street Beer Garden (Prytania at Aline streets, 504891-5774; www. AlineStreetBeerGarden) 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Saint Arnold Brewing Company tasting of German style beers brewed in Texas. Tastings of Weedwacker (a Hefeweizen) and Lawnmower (a traditional Kolsch) and free full pours of Santo (a black Kolsch) while supplies last. German-American food will be served and Saint Arnold will give away merchandise.

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Covington Brewhouse night. Bulldog, Mid-City 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Cask of Abita Belgian Golden Ale and free Abita glassware. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Saint Arnold Pint Night featuring its Icon, Bishop’s Barrel, Amber, and Endeavour. Bulldog, Uptown 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tin Roof Pint Night with Blonde, Juke Joint IPA and Voodoo Bengal on tap. Also available, a special release of Perfect Tin Amber Ale with English Yeast Hops (Manchester Brewnited Amber). Chimes of Covington Southern craft beer dinner; start time and menu TBD. Mellow Mushroom Covington (1645 U.S. 190, Covington, 985-327-5407; www. store/covington) 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Abita cask of Buffalo Trace Turbodog and free Abita glassware.

Swamp Room (5216 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-5242) 7 p.m. — New Belgium sampling.

THU. MAY 16 Avenue Pub 5 p.m. — Hop Head Night with a variety of hoppy beers on draft and cask. Barley Oak 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Three Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask, Belgian Style Golden Ale cask and ZSB-Zach’s Special Bitter cask. Free Abita glassware. Bulldog, Mid-City 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Special release of Ommegang Three Philosophers, BPA and Art of Darkness. 7 p.m. — East Coast Tap Takeover featuring brews from Brooklyn, Harpoon, Ommegang and Shmaltz. Bulldog, Uptown 6 p.m.-7 p.m. — Abita cask of Vanilla Doubledog 25th anniversary brew and free Abita glassware. 8 p.m. — West Coast Tap Takeover featuring brews from Sierra Nevada, Stone, Green Flash, Rogue and Moylan’s. Evangeline (329 Decatur St., 504908-8008; www. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Special casks in the beer garden featuring chili pepper-aged Blonde Tin Roof and a Bayou Teche firkin of Biere Noire. Food pairing samples will be available. Swamp Room 6:30 p.m. — Abita

cask of Buffalo Trace Turbodog and free Abita glassware. Warehouse Grille (869 Magazine St., 504-322-2188; www. 6 p.m. — Abita Beer Dinner: Five courses, each paired with an Abita beer. $65 including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call the restaurant; visit for complete menu and beer pairings.

FRI. MAY 17 American Craft Cask Crawl on St. Charles Avenue 6 p.m.-until Avenue Pub: Parish Brewing Hibiscus Canebrake, Parish Envie, NOLA Citra Blonde, Brash Item Nine Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave., 504-595-6755; www. theirishhouseneworleans. com): Parish New Zealand Dry Hop Bulldog, Mid-City 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Cask of Bayou Teche imported French hop (Aramis, Triskel and Bouclier) dry hopped pale ale. Cajun music by The Brasseurs. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Samuel Adams Night featuring Blueberry Hill Lager, Porch Rocker and Chocolate Bock. Bulldog, Uptown 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Lazy Magnolia “Southern Date Night” featuring Southern Belle and Southern Gentleman. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. — New Belgium sampling featuring releases from the Lips of Faith Series and staples like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat.









Lager’s Metairie (3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-887-9923; www.lagersmetairie. 6 p.m. — Abita cask night featuring Turbodog Cask Dry Hopped with Fuggle PAGE 49

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7 p.m. — Fermented Foods With Jeff Roberts: Cheese, wine provided by Moises Wines, bread provided by Bellegarde Bakery, beer (Flambeau Red) provided by NOLA Brewing and cured meats by Cleaver & Co.





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Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer and Barbecue Tasting: Barbecue catered menu items from Martin Wine Cellar Catering and more than 70 beers to taste. Tickets $20.

Bulldog, Mid-City 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Rogue Ales sampling featuring special releases of a nitro-filtered Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout and Double Deadguy. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — New Belgium sampling featuring releases from the Lips of Faith Series and staples like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat.

Winos & Tacos (321 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-809-3029) 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Two Abita casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask and Belgian Style Golden Ale cask.

SAT. MAY 18 Avenue Pub 2 p.m. — Fifth annual Avenue Pub Grand Tasting. More than 100 American beers from

Bulldog, Uptown 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Bayou Teche Mid-day Cask Event. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Samuel Adams Night featuring Blueberry Hill Lager, Porch Rocker and Chocolate Bock. 7 p.m. — North Coast Brewing featuring BarrelAged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. Chimes of Covington 6-8 p.m. — Two Abita

casks available: Buffalo Trace Turbodog cask and Belgian Style Golden Ale cask.

SUN. MAY 19 Avenue Pub 11 a.m. — Cure the Hangover: Abita French hopped Golden Mayhawk and caramelized onion and gouda frittata, stuffed French toast and crawfish hash. Bulldog, Mid-City & Uptown All day — Sunday Funday potluck featuring Craft Beer Week leftovers. Warehouse Grille 2 p.m. — NOLA Brewing barbecue with free food and music. NOLA Blonde, Hopitoulas and Flambeau Red will be available for purchase.


Crawl Down St. Charles Avenue” during ACBW will feature six casks from three brewers at two St. Charles Avenue bars, the Avenue Pub and the Irish House. Firkins also can be found that week at both locations of the Bulldog, Evangeline, Barcadia, the Barley Oak, Mellow Mushroom in Covington, Lager’s Metairie, The Chimes of Covington and the Columbia Street Tap Room in Covington. Swoboda from Crescent Crown says that at the start, Abita was “integral to the growth of craft beer.” Growth of the craft beer market required Swoboda and his colleagues to re-evaluate how to market and sell craft beer. After working on educating themselves, retailers and consumers, breweries and distributors are seeing the fruits of their labor with increased sales and more brands entering the market. “I know the Avenue Pub had an event for New Belgium, and there will be one for Southern Tier [during ACBW], but Nectar Ales and Caldera snuck in this month also,” Tummala says. “Back in ’09, that would have been cause for a weeklong celebration each.”

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More than a dozen events for this year’s American Craft Beer Week feature firkins (containers of about 9 gallons) of cask-conditioned ale. Cask, or “real,” ales complete their secondary fermentation in the vessel from which they eventually are served, giving them natural carbonation. Cask ales are served at cellar temperature, which allows the drinker a better chance to taste all the nuances of the beer. Often a brewer will add hops, spices, wood chips or other ingredients when putting the beer in the cask, which creates a unique version in a limited batch. Abita, Covington, NOLA Brewing and Bayou Teche all have strong and growing cask programs. Since 2009, when NOLA Brewing collaborated with Avenue Pub to bring the first cask conditioned ales to New Orleans, cask ale availability has been a marker of increased craft beer awareness and appreciation. Abita has been focusing on its cask program over the last two years, and one of Covington Brewhouse’s major changes this year is to invest in providing and promoting its beers on cask. The collaborative “American Craft Cask






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Indulge Island grIll — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers seafood, salads, 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. $$ KnuCKleHeads eaTerY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola. com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ O’HenrY’s FOOd & sPIrITs — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sOMeTHIn’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Somthin’ Else offers shrimp baskets, boudin balls, alligator corn dogs, 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 gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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. $

— 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. $

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. $

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. $

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 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. — Hickory Prime serves 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;

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. $


Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www. — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. 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 menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

CONteMPORaRY BaYOna — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OaK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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; www. — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like. 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. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ redeMPTIOn — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana

out eat 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. $$$ ROUX ON ORLEANS — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; — this restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www. — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, burgers and more. the Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; — the Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$


KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www. — this New Yorkstyle deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — 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. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; — the Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. the Sena salad features chicken, field greens, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www.

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. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — Pan-seared Maine diver scallops are served with chimichurri and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www. — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 4330333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — the cafe offers 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. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — the menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www. — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www. — this familystyle eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — 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 veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNeSe CHIBA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 8269119; — 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., latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.

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. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www. — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the Big Easy roll combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www.facebook. com/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) 862-5252; — this cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. Spanish garlic shrimp is served with refried black beans, saffron rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.Mon. Cash only. $$

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY 7 ON FULTON — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; www.7onfulton. com — New orleans barbecue shrimp features peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Roasted lobster tail is topped with crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — this lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — Named for former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and


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JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 3048224 — the Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and thousand Island dressing. the Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ — Slowcooked 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. $





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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. $$$ RESTAuRANT R’EvOLuTiON — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BiSTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WiNE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAuRANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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MEDITERRANEAN 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. $$ BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMiDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN 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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TiJuANA’S MEXiCAN BAR & GRiLL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; — This eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLuB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLuMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOuSE OF BLuES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffetstyle gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LiTTLE GEM SALOON — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 2674863; — 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. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SiBERiA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www. — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; — Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATiE’S RESTAuRANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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 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;

OUT to EAT — 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. 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. 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 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. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www. — Parran’s offers po-boys, muffulettas, pizzas, burgers, salads, seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made. Other options include 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.

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. — The menu includes raw oysters, char-grilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 241-2548; www.bigmommaschickenand- — The six-piece combination includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 8729868 — Enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe. com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of spring rolls and pho as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. 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 pho, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar with a choice of toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$




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Much ado about NOLA Shakespeare returns to NOMA’s sculpture garden. By Will Coviello


character of the South — the gentility and manners.” Allegra says the treatment also kept the play very accessible. “The lines are strangely comprehensible this way,” he says. “We want these shows to be accessible to people who might have trepidations about Shakespeare.” Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy about two couples’ plights. Claudio and Hero fall instantly in love and their marriage seems inevitable. Benedick and Beatrice are longtime acquaintances engaged in an ongoing battle of wits, and Benedick swears he will never marry. The play’s villain, Don John, is not happy and enlists friends and family to meddle with the couples, planting rumors of all sorts — both to separate Claudia and Hero and to trick Benedick and Beatrice into being together. “It starts off with light comedy and (Benedick and Beatrice’s) battle of the sexes,” Kirkpatrick says. “It’s sweet, and then it turns cruel, and there’s some melodrama mixed in.” Kirkpatrick set the play in the South, literally in front of a colonnade under grand oak trees, but he was leery of associations with the Civil War. The costumes reflect some style of plantation life, but the period is set closer to the turn of the 20th century. Some dances have been choreographed to the period. But he’s also let the ensemble generate ideas. “It’s been fun to watch the actors run around the park and make up bits,” he says. Alex Martinez Wallace’s Don John is particularly dastardly, and Kathlyn Tarwater’s Beatrice is

a forceful steel magnolia. Beatrice (Kathlyn Tarwater) and Constable Dogberry and his Benedick (A.J. Allegra) engage in assistant Verges offer comic a battle of the sexes in Much Ado relief in the vein of bumbling About Nothing. Southern cops. PHOTO BY ZAK MOSES In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the action was spread throughout the Much Ado MAY garden and the audience About Nothing moved twice to different areas. As You Like It also THRu 7 p.m. Wed.-Fri. & Sun. moved a bit, but Much Ado MAY New Orleans City Park takes place in the oak grove. Sydney and Walda There’s more props and Besthoff Sculpture fixed lighting in the producGarden tion and it’s not as interactive as the prior two shows. (504) 658-4100 Enthusiasm for the garden or shows has made both the NOLA Project and NOMA look to schedule a performance annually, Allegra says. The first play the NOLA Project staged at the museum was Moliere’s The Misanthrope in July 2006. In 2011, the company pitched two ideas to the museum: a production of Romeo and Juliet inside the entrance hall and Midsummer in the sculpture garden. Eventually, it did both shows. It also presented Yasmina Reza’s Art in Stern Auditorium. The company has already picked a show for spring 2014, and it will be announced along with the rest of the 2013-2014 schedule in late May.



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Midsummer Night’s Dream, the NOLA Project’s first Shakespeare production presented in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in May 2011, was a huge success. The company reprised the show that fall, and it also coined a new term and production value for the young company: a gondola moment. In the comedy of yearning lovers and mistaken identity, the final act involves a play within the play, in which a crew of buffoonish characters put on a show as entertainment at the weddings of two royal couples. In the sculpture garden, director Andrew Larimer staged the scene across the lagoon, with the audience spread around the water’s edge, watching the players on the elevated perch holding a sculpture. As the scene started, the two royal couples entered on a large Venetian-style gondola to watch the play along with the rest of the audience. “Every night when the gondola came out, you could hear a gasp,” says NOLA Project artistic director and actor A.J. Allegra. “Now with every play, we ask, ‘Is there a gondola moment? Can we find a gondola moment?’” It’s a hard feat to reproduce given the unique space and equipment the garden offered for Midsummer. But the NOLA Project has made the most of several spaces at New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in recent years. It has presented five plays inside NOMA or the sculpture garden, and it’s now making a spring production in the garden an annual event. “Once Jazz Fest is over, there’s a lull,” Allegra says. “It isn’t obvious what the next big thing is. … The best thing we can do in New Orleans is turn something into a tradition.” Last spring, the NOLA Project mounted As You Like It. This week, it opens Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The idea to stage Much Ado came from director Jason Kirkpatrick, who played Oberon in Midsummer. He and Allegra both teach at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). One day, he shared an idea he had about reading Much Ado About Nothing in the Hollywood-style Southern accents of Gone With the Wind and Disney’s Song of the South. All the lilts and drawls fit the play’s comic romance very well. “When I was in college in a design class, we had an assignment to take a play and conceptualize it,” Kirkpatrick says. “I took the accents from Song of the South and it sounded really beautiful. And there’s the



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MUSIC listings


Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 faX: 504.483.3116

all show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

WEdnESday 8

TUESday 7

Blue Nile — new orleans rhythm Devils, 7; gravity a, 10

Banks Street Bar — JD Hill & the Jammers, 9 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Checkpoint Charlie — Jeff ruby, 11 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 d.b.a. — the treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — Chris mule & the perpetrators, 6

House of Blues (Parish) — ben taylor, maggie Koerner, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Charlie miller & John gillis, 5; the Cosimo effect feat. brint anderson & Jimmy messa, 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 — bruce barnes & matt Hampsey, 3 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Siberia — Coma in algiers, Dummy Dumpster, secret society in smaller lies, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charles neville Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6 Tipitina’s — rodriguez, Jenny o., 8

Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Cody blaine, 7 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 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — meghan stewart’s too Darn Hot, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — John mooney, 6 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Domenic, 6 House of Blues (Parish) — Collie buddz, Cris Cab & new Kingston, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5 Lafayette Square — wednesday at the square feat. ivan neville’s Dumpstaphunk, mahayla, 5


Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran, topsy Chapman & palm Court Jazz band, 8

Little Gem Saloon — bruce “sunpie” barnes & marc stone, 5

Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8

The Maison — too Darn Hot, 6; smoke ’n’ bones, 9:30

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Joe Krown, 8:30

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — patrick Cooper, 9 Old U.S. Mint — tom mcDermott, noon



8 p.m. tuesday

“thanks for your time, and you can tipitina’s thank me for mine. and after that’s 501 napoleon ave. said, forget it. bag it, man.” and after that was said — the last words heard (504) 895-8477 on his 1970 debut, the presciently titled Cold Fact — sixto rodriguez lighted himself on fire. or sprouted wings and flew away. or vanished. there’s no lie, no myth or magic, to rodriguez’s very real disappearing act. like its follow-up, Coming From Reality (released later in south africa as After the Fact), Cold Fact simply didn’t sell, and like so many musicians who cut two records and called it quits, his story might have ended there. instead, it became an unbelievably better story: the polar opposite of a legend in his own mind, a former rocker turned manual laborer hermetically worshiped in a different hemisphere. His spartan, bluesy folk songs railing against the man in late-’60s Detroit first went platinum in australia, then became redemption songs in apartheid-ravaged south africa. (Cold Fact, produced by motown session legend Dennis Coffey and featuring his first-call guitar, truly is Dylanesque on “like Janis” and “Crucify Your mind”; Reality leans more Don mclean.) that’s the oscar-winning gist of last year’s Searching for Sugar Man, an elucidating labor of love that uses music to connect a swedish filmmaker (malik bendjelloul), two Cape town superfans (who photoshopped a “Have you seen this singer?” milk-carton campaign) and a mexican-american singer/songwriter whose time never came, who passed away and has now risen from the grave. Jenny o. opens. tickets $30 in advance, $32 day of show. — noaH bonaparte pais

Siberia — parisite skate park benefit feat. eyehategod, sluts, gasmiasma, bastard sons of marvin Hirsch, DJs Jorgon & penetrol, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz orchestra feat. Delfeayo marsalis, 8 & 10

Armstrong Park — meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 5; to be Continued brass band, 6:30

Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10

Banks Street Bar — tachan planes, ghostwriter, 9

Three Muses — shotgun Jazz band, 7

Bayou Beer Garden — walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 8

THURSday 9

Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Josiah leming, one love, 7

The Blue Note — bella nola, 9 page 59

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Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30

Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10



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Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7

Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6

Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, 8

St. Roch Tavern — JD Hill & the Jammers, 8:30

Rivertown Heritage Park — Category 6, 6:30

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — George French Quartet, 8:30

Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30; Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, 9

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Boogie Men, 9:30

Checkpoint Charlie — Burns Like Fire, Swaggerin Growlers, 8 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8

Friday 10

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Ford Fest Musician’s Clinic Fundraiser, 8

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Todd Duke, 9:30

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

Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Fulton on Tap — Honky Tonkin’ Donkey, 9 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Irish House — Patrick Cooper, 6 Lafreniere Park — Flow Tribe, 6:30 Little Gem Saloon — Lucas Davenport & Hannah KB, 5 The Maison — Erin Demastest, 5; Rainy Days, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Oak — Billy Iuso, 9

Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Mustard Brothers, Peeches, 9 Old U.S. Mint — Matt Hampsey, Bruce Barnes, Leroy Etienne & Mike Harris, 3 One Eyed Jacks — Father John Misty, Jessica Pratt, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Charlie Miller & Crescent City Joymakers, 8 Pavilion of the Two Sisters — Leah Chase & Cindy Scott, 6 Republic New Orleans — Big Freedia, Katey Red, Ms. Tee, Walt Wiggity, JC Styles, Rusty Lazer, 11 Rivershack Tavern — Justin James, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Geno Delafose, 8:30 The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — The Yat Pack, 9 Siberia — Brown Bird, Last Good Tooth, My Graveyard Jaw, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Spencer Bohren, 8 & 10

Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 8 Banks Street Bar — Revealers, 10

Rock ’N’ Blues Cafe — Killahouse, 10

The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — Abstract, 9 Siberia — Gorod, Vale of Pnath, Kamikabe, Inanimate Existance, Zombie Legion, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Bridge Trio feat. Joe Dyson, Max Moran & Conon Pappas, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Warehouse Grille — Kenny Triche Band, 6

Bayou Beer Garden — Justin James, 8:30

Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, 7; BrassA-Holics, 10

Saturday 11

Bombay Club — Maryflynn’s Prohibition Jazz & Blues, 9:30 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio, 7 Carrollton Station — Coot, 9 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Denton Hatcher, 10 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — JD Hill, 10 Hangar 13 — Duke of Orleans feat. Boyz Gone Wild, 10 House of Blues — Colin Lake Trio, 5:30 Howlin’ Wolf — Big K.R.I.T., August Alsina, 10 Le Bon Temps Roule — Davis Rogan, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 5 The Maison — New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Dysfunktional Bone, 10 Oak — Mia Borders, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Jamie & the Honeycreepers, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Grant Watts & the Old Family, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — One Love Brass, Slow Danger Brass, The Local Skank, 10 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — Phil Melancon, 8

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Banks Street Bar — Hail the Titans, Quintessential Octopus, Autotomii, 10 Barcadia — Sweet Crude, 7 Bayou Beer Garden — Contra Bandits, 8:30 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 10 Bombay Club — Linnzi Zaorski, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8; Shawn James & the Shapeshifters, 11 Carrollton Station — Born Not Yets String Band, 9 Circle Bar — Summer, 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — Tuba Skinny, Miles Berry Quartet, 6:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — George French Band, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Hank Woji & Gina Forsyth, 7:30 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman”


Through the Eyes of Herman Leonard March 2, 2013 – July 21, 2013 The Clinton Center will pay tribute to some of America’s greatest jazz artists including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald through iconic photographs from The Herman Leonard collection and memorabilia on loan from museums and private collectors nationwide.

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Jimmy Carpenter Quartet feat. Wayne Moreau, Cass Faulconer & John Fohl, 6

AllWays Lounge — Leaving, Silo Homes, Cloak/Dagger, 9

Rivershack Tavern — Big Easy Playboys, 10


MUSic LISTINGS Showcasing Local Music MON 5/6

Papa Grows Funk

Washington & Russell Batiste Jr., 9:30

Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot!, 11 a.m.

TUE 5/7

Rebirth Brass Band

Hangar 13 — Black Magnolia, Gabriel’s Last Breath, Everbreath, 10

Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6

WED 5/8

The Quickening

THU The Trio feat. Johnny V, George 5/9 Porter Jr. & Special Guests FRI 5/10

Johnny Sansone Band featuring Joh Fohl

SAT 5/11

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

SUN Joe Krown Trio w/Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Joe Krown Trio SUN 5/12 Russell feat. Russell Batiste & Walter Batiste 3/13 Wolfman Washington

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Hey! Cafe — Native America, 8 House of Blues (Parish) — AbPsych album release party feat. Leaving Haven, Pocket Aces, Slangston Hughes, 9

d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Scarecrow Sonic Boombox album release feat. Secret Society in Smaller Lies, The Lydian Pattern, 10

Howlin’ Wolf — Big Boy Records/Boot Camp Clicc Reunion feat. Mystikal, Partners N Crime, Ghetto Twins and others, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10

Joy Theater — ZMR Music Awards feat. Will Ackerman, Meagan Ballantyne, Hennie Bekker and others, 7:30 Little Gem Saloon — David & Roselyn, 4:30; Benny Turner & the Real Blues, 9 The Maison — Cajun Fais Do Do, 4; Essentials, 10; Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, 12:30 a.m. Oak — Jon Roniger, 9 Old Point Bar — Hazy Ray, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Clive Wilson, 2 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Pearl — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Lil Red & Big Bad, 10

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Rock ’N’ Blues Cafe — Bottoms Up, 10


Rock ’N’ Bowl — Eric Lindell & the Sunliners, 9:30 Siberia — Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, HiGH, 6; DRI, A Hanging, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 Tues $5 Frozen, Specialty

& Craft Cocktails

Tipitina’s — Bonobo, El Ten Eleven, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

Wed $5 Wine by the Glass Thurs Craft Draft Night • $4 Pints 22 Draft Beers Fri All Things Tequila Tequila Flights Strawberry Basil Margaritas…Sombreros & Mustaches

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

SUNDAY 12 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3; Ron Hotstream, 8 Bayou Beer Garden — Single Atom Theory, 5 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; Mainline, 10 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Botanical Garden, Robert B. Haspel Garden Stage — Amanda Shaw, Paul Soniat, 4

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

Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox & the Little Gem Jazz Men, 10:30 a.m. The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, 7; Soul Project, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Bicycle Jones, 3; Tom Witek Jazz Sextet, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Tom Fischer & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8 Pour House Saloon — Patrick Cooper, 8 Prytania Bar — Scoundrel, Heat Dust, Mea Culpa, Pretty Bleak, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — The Tangle, AJ Loria, Josh Wexler and others, 7 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — LSU Chamber Jazz Ensemble, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30 Warehouse Grille — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 4

MoNDAY 13 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 — Bill Malchow, 9:30 House of Blues — Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jonathan Kingham, 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 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Shantel Leitner, 9 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 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6 Three Muses — Washboard Rodeo, 7

clASSicAl/ coNcertS Bogue Falaya Park — Downtown Covington, (985) 892-1811 — Sat: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s Swing in the Pines, 6 Community Church Unitarian Universalist Annex — 316 38th St., 483-2918; www.communitychurchuu. org — Sun: Mother’s Day Weekend Fundraiser feat. Cindy Scott, 3 Deutsches Haus — 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 5228014; www.deutscheshaus. org — Tue: Chamber Chorus of Stuttgart, Germany, 7 First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans — 2903 Jefferson Ave., 8669010; — Sat: Mother’s Day Fundraiser feat. Cindy Scott, 8 Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall — 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www.montage. — Sun: Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras Mother’s Day Concert, 3 Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church — 28662 Krentel Road, exit 74 off I-12, Lacombe, (985) 875-9388 — Fri: Mother’s Day Weekend Fundraiser feat. Cindy Scott, 8 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, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania 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 highart 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 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, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) — the g.i. Joe team

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, Prytania IT’S A DISASTER (PG13) — four couples having sunday brunch discover the world is ending. Prytania JURASSIC PARK 3-D (PG-13) — steven spielberg’s blockbuster about an experimental island inhabited by dinosaurs returns in 3-D. AMC Palace 20, Grand 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, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (PG) — terrorists launch a daytime attack on the white

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, Grand, Hollywood 9, 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 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, Chalmette Movies, 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 SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (PG-13) — the oscarwinning documentary follows two fans in their search for the american musician rodriguez, who faded into obscurity after recording one album but gained a fanbase in south africa. AMC Palace 20, Prytania 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 TO THE WONDER (R) — the relationship between an american man (ben affleck) and a european woman (olga Kurylenko) falls apart when the couple moves to a small oklahoma town in the terrence malick film. Prytania 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

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THRu Hollywood tried and failed twice 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tue.-Thu. May last year to make a worthwhile Chalmette Movies movie based on the Brothers Grimm’s 19th-century fairy tale 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Snow White. So news of another Chalmette movie inspired by the story — this (504) 304-9992 one written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger — may not elicit much enthusiasm from potential audiences. But Blancanieves is a Snow White of a different color. A silent movie set in 1920s Spain and shot in the atmospheric black and white of early European Impressionist films, Blancanieves intentionally recalls that freewheeling era without becoming a slave to it. The film uses full-screen dialogue cards in place of spoken word, just like 2011 Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist, but it has a natural, organic quality that makes that earlier film — for all its deserved success — seem artificial by comparison. Like any good fairy tale, Blancanieves is both whimsical and dark. It reimagines Snow White as the daughter of a great bullfighter. There’s an evil stepmother (Maribel Verdu, of Pan’s Labyrinth fame) and the title character (Sofia Oria) is rescued in the woods by Los Enanitos Toreros, which translates to “The Dwarf Matadors” — a real-life phenomenon easily verified by a quick search on YouTube. But Blancanieves transcends its familiar literary roots. The film’s bountiful art and poetry can be found in the lush images of cinematographer Kiko de la Rica, which are handcrafted using a variety of styles and techniques to maximize the power of each scene, and in the expressive score of composer Alfonso De Vilallonga, ranging from orchestral to solo piano to flamenco and adding emotional depth throughout. You’ll forget you’re watching a silent movie. And it’s almost like those other Snow Whites never happened at all. — KEN KORMAN

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special screenings A CAT IN PARIS (PG) — A young Parisian girl’s cat leads her to unravel a thrilling mystery in Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s French animated comedy. The film is screened in the piazza as part of the Alliance Francaise de La Nouvelle-Orleans’ Euro-American Celebration. The film begins at dusk. Free

admission. Sunday, Piazza d’Italia, 200 Poydras St., behind Loews Hotel COOL HAND LUKE (PG) — The 1967 drama following a nonconformist in a rural prison is screened outdoors at The Mint. Tickets $6 general admission, $3 New Orleans Film Society and Louisiana Museum Foundation members. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; museum/properties/usmint

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-Monday, then nightly through May 17, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. DJANGO (NR) — The 1966 Italian Western is screened in the piazza as part of the Alliance Francaise de La

FILM LISTINGS Nouvelle-Orleans’ EuroAmerican Celebration. The film begins at dusk. Free admission. Saturday, Piazza d’Italia, 200 Poydras St., behind Loews Hotel

is hiding at the eerie Bates Motel. Tickets $5.75. 10 a.m Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www.

MOVIES IN THE PARK — The event screens familyoriented movies on a 25-foot outdoor screen. This week’s film is The Amazing Spiderman. Free admission. 8 p.m. Saturday, Rivertown Heritage Park, 2020 Fourth St., Kenner, (504) 468-7211; www.

WILD COMBINATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL (NR) — The film is director Matt Wolf’s portrait of the avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist and disco producer. The screening part of DJ Soul Sister’s Musically Speaking series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161;

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It can’t be easy being Terrence Malick. After debuting with the powerful one-two punch of Badlands and Days of Heaven in the 1970s, he has worked only when he feels like it, making a total of six feature films as a director over the course of his 40-year career. Malick has gradually acquired the status of a mystic guru of cinema, complete with the singular power to make the world’s top actors drop whatever they’re doing and travel to far-flung locations, script unseen, for the rare chance to appear in one of his films. But his recent work hasn’t lived up to the reputation. Like Malick’s previous film, Tree of Life — which abruptly interrupts an impressionistic coming-of-age story (and a stellar performance by Brad Pitt) for a lengthy and wordless sequence depicting the creation of the cosmos — To the Wonder is an all-or-nothing, love-it-or-hate it proposition. There’s not much plot: A man we never get to know (Ben Affleck) bounces back and forth between two beautiful women (Olga Kurylenko and Rachel McAdams) in the American heartland. Reportedly made without benefit of a traditional script, To the Wonder delivers a visually rich but somber meditation on the nature of love and spiritual fulfillment. You have to admire Malick’s daring and his willingness to go wherever his muse happens to take him. But he has started to appear stuck on the cusp of the elusive late-career masterpiece everyone seems certain he has inside him. — KEN KORMAN






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OPENING BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Lapopsextv Artshow,” works by Louis Jean Gorry, Sebastien Birchler, Mara Marich and others, through June 1. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Intorsion,” works by Chad Harris and John Norris, through June 15. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; — Works by Zhang Chongguang, through July 6. Opening reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Works by the Philadelphia-based artist collective Vox Populi, through May 26. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; — “The Rams,” painting and sculpture by Abdi Farah, through June 2. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. 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. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — Visual Arts League juried exhibition, through June 1. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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“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. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., (504) 304-0849; — “Gathering Stars,” works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, through May 20. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — Works by 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, through May 25. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; — “Zombie Katrina, Part Two: The Paintings,” works by Blake Boyd, through May 25. 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. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. — “Please Be Quiet Please,” paintings by Chris Dennis and words by Lauren Capone,

through May 18.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www. — “Exploring the Abstract,” paintings by Roberto Ortiz, through May 30. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. — Louisiana Watercolor Society annual exhibit, through May 28. HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — Paintings and drawings by Gail Hood and Dale Newkirk, through Saturday. 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; www. — “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) 484-7245 — “Southern Fried Fractals,” paintings by Chris Clark; “Light & Atmosphere,” paintings by Sean Friloux; “Random Shots from My Camera,” photographs by Eliot Kamenitz; all through May. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; 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.themayspace. com — “Green Waves,” moving image installation by Nicolas Sassoon, through May. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www. neworleansglassworks. com — “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


O Bury Me Not: Mixed-media

THRu Winston Churchill once said collages by Michael Pajon MaY “History is written by the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery victors.” But it also is true that stories are for everyone, 400A Julia St. and in America, stories appear (504) 522-5471 almost everywhere, from song www.jonathanferrara lyrics to comic strips or even old vintage scraps of paper, as we see in Michael Pajon’s striking O Bury Me Not collage exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. The title, taken from a Depression-era cowboy ballad, sets the tone for a wide range of folksy snippets of printed matter that, when shrewdly reworked into evocative collages, lead us straight into the wayward residue of American dreams of the past, those alternative histories that can never be written except by the poets, dreamers, musicians and inspired madmen among us — those rare creatures who are capable of capturing life as it is lived rather than simply chronicled. Art is what happens when such dreams are reworked into visions of the past, present and future, times that Einstein said exist all at once. In Standard American XXIV (pictured), a vintage American vision of “progress” appears as a fraught nirvana of cowboys, flappers and Pullman cars surrounding a bull’s-eye graced by a bluebird of happiness and guarded by World War II aircraft among other whimsical omens of a happy hereafter. A Whisper, a Handshake, A Drop of Blood features a gathering of similarly dressed corporate stalwarts posing for posterity flanked by anatomy charts and tombstones. To the victors go the spoils, their expressions seem to say, and if the price is paid by others, so much the better. Hunters, Hazards and Haints reads like a fever dream from the mind of Mark Twain, a fractured fairytale of Conestoga wagons, cowboys, railroads, Indian chiefs and a lone home on the range where the deer and the antelope play — along with hucksters, hunters, snake oil salesmen and preachers, what Pajon calls “the ‘lesser’ folk of our collective American history,” characters who, like the cowboy riding into the sunset, “should be allowed the luxury of myth.” — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St.; — “Swells for the Night Season,” multimedia works by Jane Cassidy, through June 14. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., (504) 899-4100 — “Mississippi Mermaids,” works by Sean Yseult, through May. 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,” mixed-media paintings by KOLLABS, through May 28.

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.

SParE SPaCES FAIR GRINDS COFFEEHOUSE. 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www. — “Sip of Life” photographs by Gitesh Gupta, through May. HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www. — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621


St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; — New Orleans photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www. — “Artmoor,” a bi-monthly showcase of local established and emerging artists, through May 16.

Call for artiStS ALL HAIL OUR SACRED DRUNKEN WOOKIEE: A CHEWBACCHUS ART SHOW. 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top, 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; — the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus seeks works in all mediums that celebrate fandom (sci-fi, horror, comics, etc.) for an exhibition at the Big top. Email for details. Submissions deadline is June 14. MANDEVILLE’S MARIGNY OCTOBERFEAST. the City of Mandeville seeks a poster and logo design for the festival. Email acasborne@ for details. Submissions deadline is May 24. NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 5225471; — Artists can apply to the annual juried exhibition. 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

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HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698–1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls, the African-American women’s Carnival group, through January 2014.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www. — “What Becomes a Legend Most?: the Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers,” through June. “to Paint and Pray: the Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr.”; “Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ’40s,” through July 14. “When You’re Lost, Everything’s a Sign: Self-taught Art from the House of Blues,” through July 21. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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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 and embark on a raunchy ride through the world of internet chatting. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday through June 8.


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


DREAMGIRLS. Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 283-8822; — Jennifer Holliday stars in the one-night performance of the musical that benefits student scholarships. tickets $25. 8 p.m. thursday. DRIVING MISS DAISY. Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 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. thursday-saturday and 3 p.m. sunday, through may 19. GYPSY. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; — gary rucker directs the musical about burlesque dancer gypsy rose lee and her eccentric stage 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 at the turn of the century in this outdoor production. Visit www. 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-friday and sunday, may 15-16, may 18, may 22-24 and may 26. MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — four singers bring sinatra’s repertoire to life in the musical revue. 8 p.m. friday-saturday. SHIPWRECKED. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the theater presents its monthly storytelling showcase. Visit www.shipwreckedinnola. com for details. tickets $8. 7:30 p.m. sunday. TROOP GLAMOUR GIRLS. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — Jenny gesvantner wrote and directs the musical following an Upper east side housewife who takes over her daughter’s Campfire girl troop following a divorce. tickets $20. 8 p.m. friday-saturday and 2 p.m. sunday, through may 26. WICKED. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; — the hit musical explores the story of what happened before Dorothy arrived to oz. tickets $60-$170 (plus fees). 8 p.m.

BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www. — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of romy Kaye and the brent walsh Jazz trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday. FLEUR DE TEASE. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks. net — the burlesque troupe presents “superheroes and Villains.” tickets $15 general admission, $20 reserved seating. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. saturday. THE UNHOLY ROLLER REVIVAL. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. — the burlesque and variety show lampoons religion and features live music from this stunted sextette and st. Cecelia’s asylum Chorus. tickets $15. 9 p.m. sunday.

AUDITIONS RIVER REGION BALLET. Images Dance Studio, 105-A River Point Drive, Destrehan — the group holds auditions for its junior company. Dancers must be 10 years old by December. Call (504) 322-5363 or email for details. 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. saturday.

CALL FOR THEATER NEW ORLEANS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL. the fifth annual festival, held sept. 19-21, accepts applications from performers including striptease dancers (male and female), singers, emcees, magicians, contortionists, aerialists, duos, troupes, novelty and variety acts. Visit www.neworleansburlesquefest. com for details. application deadline is may 26. NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL. the annual theater festival, held nov. 20-24, seeks applications for 30-60 minute alternative theater performances. Visit for details. there is a $25 application fee. submission deadline is July 2.

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StAGE LIStINGS 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. C-4 COMEDY NIGHT. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., (504) 5252951; — Corey Mack hosts the stand-up comedy showcase. Visit www.c4comedy1. 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; — the New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 5229653; — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY NIGHT. Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St., (504) 899-9211 — Vincent Zambon hosts the free stand-up comedy showcase. 9 p.m. thursday.

DUOCITY. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — two-person improv troupes perform. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday.



THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — Machine A performs at the tNM house troupe showcase. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. ICE COLD COMEDY NIGHT. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — the comedy show features stand-up, an open mic and free ice cream. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. page 71






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LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054; — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — The theater showcases new improv

troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy

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In the opening weekend of shows at the New Orleans Puppet Festival, Skookum Heehee Tumtum Productions made the most of the cavernous space at the Marigny Opera House. The set featured twin scaffolds more than 20 feet tall, and at one point, a character in the story was carried away by an eaglelike suitor to a nest in a flight spanning nearly the full length of the deconsecrated church. The festival featured different slates of shows over two weekends at the Opera House and Mudlark Public Theatre. Skookum’s The Pearl Assembly, an adapted Inuit creation myth, was in many ways the most ambitious show in terms of scale. In the tale, a man entertains suitors for his daughter, and she is taken away by the eagle. The man tries to retrieve PHOTO by ROSS PETER NELSON her, but their escape across a body of water is doomed and the curtain between the towers opens to reveal a shimmering seascape and eventually a rising mermaid. The production featured a very large cast, including a full chorus, and several different types of puppets including shadow puppets and giant rod puppets. Unfortunately, the scale of some of the props sometimes made them unwieldy, and some technical aspects, such as hooking puppets to the tether wire upon which the eagle flew, proved difficult for the crew to operate smoothly or quickly. Puppetkabob presented Lady Arachne and Her Web of Marionettes (pictured). Puppeteer Sarah Frechette creates her own finely crafted marionettes and develops her own control systems — for example, some of the puppets have interior strings to control body movements. Her show was a series of vignettes in which a marionette danced to music, and each puppet had its own distinct look, gestures and dance style. Among the more whimsical was a gypsylike female and a bluish creature that seemed like a hippie holdover from the cast of The Dark Crystal. Most clever however, was an old man with a walker who danced to an instrumental version of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” and at the point when “The colored girls go: doo doo doo doo doo …” his dance got fast and playful. With both the craftsmanship and movement, Frechette’s talents are excellent. The show, however, is probably best for fellow puppeteers and children, because there is nothing in terms of drama or narrative in watching the sequence of dancing puppets. Complicated Horse Emergency Research presented the wonderfully titled Greech Fronge’s Chamber of Insipid Nightmares. A figure clad in the group’s style of grotesque, junk-pile costuming and design introduced the piece along with a hand puppet and much of the show was presented as video with small puppets in a psychedelic mash of colors performing in the foreground amid backdrops they seemed to explore. The sound was poor on the night I attended and I was unable to follow the story, though the visual presentation was intriguing. — WILL COVIELLO



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CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — artist andrew Jackson pollack leads children in making three-dimensional animals from sculpted clay. pre-registration is recommended. email artboxrhino@ for details. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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CHRISTINA VELLA. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — the adjunct professor of history at tulane University discusses the life of Henry ford. 7 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle

ADAM FAIRCLOUGH. Tulane University, Tilton Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-5535 — the historian discusses reconstructionera politics and race in northern louisiana. free admission. 6 p.m. CLEMENTINE HUNTER: HER LIFE AND ART. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www. — writers art shriver and tom whitehead present the program. free admission. 6 p.m. EURO-AMERICAN CELEBRATION. The Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orleans presents four days of cultural, social, and educational events, including a wine and cheese tasting class, a soccer game, panel discussions, a film screening at the Piazza d’Italia and more. Visit www. for details. Thursday-Sunday. INNOCENCE PROJECT NEW ORLEANS GALA. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 581-4367; www. — the event includes live music by gal Holiday and the Honky tonk revue, awards, an auction, dinner, and guest speaker Dallas County District attorney Craig watkins. Call (504) 943-1902 or visit for details. admission $150 per person, or $275 per couple. 6:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. NATIONAL MONEY SHOW. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — the nonprofit american numismatic association hosts the event featuring more than $100 million in historic rare coins and paper money and free appraisals of money. Call (719) 482-9867 for details. admission $6 general, free for children 12 and under. 10 a.m. thursday-saturday. PARENTS OF TROUBLED ADULTS MEETING. Jewish Family Service, 3330 West Esplanade, Suite 600, Metairie, (504) 831-8475; — the bi-monthly meeting offers support to parents whose adult children suffer from depression, mental illness, addiction disorders and other difficulties. the meeting discusses “boundaries, limitsetting and other Concerns.” Call 831-8475 for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 4824888 — 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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Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SIPPIN’ IN SEERSUCKER. Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 522-9200; www. — Seersucker attire is encouraged at Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s annual fundraiser with food, drinks, entertainment, raffles and a best seersucker ensemble contest. Call (504) 539-9650 or visit www.ogdenmuseum. org for details. Admission $25 Ogden members, $40 nonmembers in advance; $30 members, $50 nonmembers day of event. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE LUNCHEON. Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St. — Bridge House/Grace House hosts the luncheon and silent auction that honors musician Charmaine Neville, OffBeat editor and publisher Jan Ramsey and founder/ chair of Tipitina’s Foundation Mary Von Kurnatowski. Call 504-821-7135 or visit www. for details. Admission $90. 11 a.m.

VOLKSFEST. Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 522-8014; — The German festival features music, food, beer and more. Admission $5. 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans

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CHAMPAGNE STROLL. Magazine Street businesses host complimentary Champagne, trunk shows, live music, art openings, in-store promotions and hors d’oeuvres at the event. Visit for participating stores. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. CRAWFISH MAMBO. The Cove at University of New Orleans, Founders Road, 2806000 — The event features a crawfish cook-off, all-youcan-eat boiled crawfish for festival attendees, live music and other food and beverages available for purchase. Visit for details. Admission $15 in advance, $20 day of event. 11 a.m. to 7 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. page 76

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Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., (504) 895-1222; — Analyst Sharon Martin discusses how insight can come from the more painful, darker aspects of life. Admission free for members, $10 nonmembers. 7:30 p.m.



DRESS FOR SUCCESS POWER WALK. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888; — The nonprofit that provides professional attire to disadvantaged women hosts a 5K walk. Visit www.dfspowerwalk. org/neworleans2013 for details. 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. walk. FERIA DE PRIMAVERA. First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., (504) 488-0856 — Morris Jeff Community School’s fundraising event includes carnival games, inflatables, face-painting, music by DJ Brice, an NOFD fire truck, free health screenings, a silent auction, student performances, food and hands-on activities with community partners. Visit for details. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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FESTIVALES. Fulton on Tap, 608 Fulton St.; — The event is a craft beer tasting tour, with stops at five Warehouse District bars. Registration is at Fulton on Tap, and stops are at Grand Isle (575 Convention Center Blvd.), Manning’s (519 Fulton St.), The District (711 Tchoupitoulas St.) and Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St.). Visit www. for details. Admission $24. Registration 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., event 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.


FORESTIVAL. A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Road, (504) 394-5977; www. — The artist residency’s annual event showcases former residents’ work and features kids’ activities, tours of the woods and the founders’ home, live music and more. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Patron brunch 10 a.m., festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. GREATER NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL. Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival, 403 St. Francis St., 416-962-8899; — Teams of dragon boaters compete in a range of racing categories, and there are food and vendor booths, exhibitors and an awards ceremony. Free admission. 8 a.m. HEART & SOUL GALA. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; — The gala for the American Heart Association features a silent auction, dinner and music. Call (504) 830-2300 or visit for details. Admission $250. 6 p.m. INDIA FEST. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans hosts the festival featuring Indian food, children’s activities, educational sessions, Indian dance presentations, a bazaar, live music and

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WORDS COLD•CUTS. Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., (504) 947-3735; — The monthly poetry and performance series features three readers. Visit www. for details. 7 p.m. Saturday. ERIN GREENWALD. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 9139073; — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word performers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. — The group discusses Delia Ephron’s The Lion is In. 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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The U.S. hospitality industry is expected to grow by 17% in the 10 years leading up to 2014, adding more than 2.2 million new jobs to the work force. A March 2013 ranking entitled, “Industry Employment Trends” by shows hospitality as outranking 12 other industries, with an impressive 21% hiring growth trend. In fact, according to the two most recent University of New Orleans Division of Business & Economic Research reports, the New Orleans area has gained 7,800 new jobs in the hospitality industry from 2011 through 2012, with hotel room capacity continuing to expand and hotel room rates in New Orleans continuing to rise. A client of Strategic Résumés had worked his way up to Assistant General Manager in a boutique hotel group in New Orleans. We crafted a great new résumé and cover letter for him that highlighted all of his accomplishments, including assisting in hotel renovation projects, increasing various revenue indicators and guest satisfaction scores (e.g., REVPAR, STAR), and detailing his acting GM duties during absences of his boss. He landed a great position in New York with a major hotel holding company, and has more than tripled his annual income.

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who is quite the talker. She’s a kissy-gal who ADORES belly rubs and would enjoy attending an obedience class. To meet Jolie or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

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SUCCESSION OF LAWRENCE SIMON, JR. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the Provisional Administratrx of the above estate has made her application to the court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, in Section 47, Township 12 South, Range 10 East, Southeastern District of Louisiana, East of the Mississippi River, in WEST LABARRE SUBDIVISION, as shown on a print of survey made by Clifford G. Webb, C.E., dated October 4, 1950, on file in the office of the Clerk of Court, revised February 23, 1951, and annexed to an act passed before Jerome Meunier, Notary Public, dated July 6, 1951, according to which said lot is designated by the NO. 8 in SQUARE NO. 3, bounded by Lurline Drive, Berkwick and Westbury Streets and Claiborne Parkway Subdivision (or Claiborne Drive side), which Lot No. 8 commences at a distance of 132.50 feet from the corner of Lurline Drive, the same in width in the rear, by a depth of 71 feet, between equal and parallel lines. All as more fully shown on white print copy of survey made by Clifford G. Webb, dated July 2, 1951. The Improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 808 Lurline Drive, Jefferson, Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT:

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All cash to seller in accordance with the terms of that Agreement to Purchase and all amendments thereto, annexed hereto in globo as Exhibit “A.”


Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs, and creditors of the decedent herein and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Kim Garland, Clerk THIS THE 29TH DAY OF APRIL, 2013 Attorney: Kevin C. Schoenberger Address: 201 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 2422 New Orleans, LA 70170 Telephone: (504) 525-1143 Gambit: 5/7/13 & 5/28/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Michelle L. Mitchell please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law, (504) 858-8127. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ROY LEE and GWENDOLYN GAINES A/K/A GWENDOLYN GRAINES A/K/A GWENDOLYN LEE, please contact Bobby G. Hawkins Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Victoria Daigle, contact atty Serena C. Vaughan at 504-352-9582


SUCCESSION OF GERTRUDE MARIA WABNIG NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY Notice is given that the Executor of this Succession, Norbert Wabnig, 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 five thousand and No/100 Dollars (145,000.00) 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: All that certain piece or portion of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, means, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining being situated in Section 47, Township 7 South, Range 11 East, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, in that part thereon known as Flowers Estates Subdivision, Section A, according to the survey and plat by E. J. Champagne dated January 22, 1956, and the survey by Robert A. Berlin dated June 16, 1963, revised June 25, 1963 and being more fully described as Lot 69 and the Northerly one-half of Lot 68 and being more fully described as follows, to wit: From the South East intersection of Camelia and Dogwood Drives, go in a southerly direction along the easterly line of Camelia Drive a distance of 828 feet to the Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning, being the North West corner of lot 67, go South 75’ 32 min. East 1173.83 feet to the West bank of the Tchefucte river; thence recommence at the point of beginning and go southerly along the west line of Camelia Drive 150 feet to the center of Lot 68; thence South 75’ 32 min. East 800 feet more or less to the West bank of the Tchefuncte River; thence follow the meanderings of the West Bank of the Tchefuncte northeasterly to the point heretofore set. 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: Provino Mosca, Bar Number 8473 Address: 7212 Stoneleigh Dr. Harahan, LA 70123 Telephone: 504-738-3994 Gambit: 5/7/13 & 5/28/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jean Renard a/k/a as Jean Toussant, wife of/and/or Dennis Paul Toussant please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law, (504) 858-8127. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Joseph Peters, please contact N. Sundiata Haley, attorney, at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Leah Robinson, Lorraine Connolly, and/or Lucille Henry please contact attorney John Mason at (504) 723-5997








Whereas Marc Hauser, the Ancillary Administrator of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, servitudes, privileges, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Second District of the City of New Orleans, in Square 462, bounded by St. Ann, Moss, Dumaine and Hagan Avenue, designated as Lots 16 and 17 as shown on sketch by W.J. Seghers dated June 5, 1910, copy of which is annexed to act before H. L. Loomis, Jr., on January 3, 1913, according to which sketch said lots adjoin and measure as follows: Lot 17 forms the corner of Moss and St. Ann Streets, and measures 30 feet, two lines (30’2”’) front on Moss Street, 30 feet (30’) in width in the rear, by a depth and front on St. Ann Street of 122 feet, 10 inches, 6 lines (122’10” 6’”) and a depth on the other side line dividing it from Lot 16 of 121 feet, 9 inches, 6 lines (121’9”6”’). Lot 16 measures 30 feet 1 line (30’1 “‘) front on Moss Street, 30 feet (30’) in width in the rear, by a depth on the side dividing it from Lot 17 of 121 feet, 9 inches, 6 lines (121 ‘9”6”’) and a depth on the other side line towards Dumaine Street of 120 feet 9 inches (120’9”). According to survey by Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated December 13, 1938, copy of which is annexed to act before Frank Macheca, Notary Public, dated December 14, 1938, property herein above described is situated in the same district and square, has the same lot numbers and measures as herein above set forth. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY acquired by Succession of Sherman B. Reynolds from Succession of Constance Reynolds Green by Judgment of Possession dated March 27, 2013, registered in Conveyance Office o f the Parish of Orleans, in CIN 530580. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT:


NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Thomas W. Hirth, Jr., the duly appointed, acting and qualified executor of the Succession of Dolores R. Hirth and Thomas W. Hirth, Sr., has, pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, Article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court to sell, at private sale, for the price of SIXTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($60,000.00) DOLLARS, payable in cash, the following described property belonging to the succession, to-wit: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all of the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that section thereof known as JEFFERSON PARK SUBDIVISION, in SQUARE “I” thereof, bounded by Julius Avenue, Morris Avenue, Jefferson Park West, and Honore Drive, designated by the NO. 2 on a survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr., Civil Engineer, dated June 2, 1950, a copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Margaret Gaudin, Notary Public, dated June 2, 1950, and according to which, said lot commences at a distance of Fifty (50’) feet from the corner of Julius Avenue and Morris Place, and measures thence Fifty (50’) feet front on Julius Avenue, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of One Hundred Ten (110’) feet. Improvements thereon bear Municipal number 603 Julius Avenue. Being the same property acquired by Helen L. Hammond, wife of/and John H. Hirth by Act before Stanley McDermott, Jr., Notary Public, dated December 21, 1970, and recorded at COB 726, Folio 372. NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given, that Thomas W. Hirth, Jr., executor, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and

the heirs, legatees and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the day whereon the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE 24th Judicial District Court on this 29th day of April, 2013 Attorney: Daniel R. Martiny Address: 131 Airline Dr., Ste. 201 Metairie, LA 70001 Telephone: 504-834-7676 Gambit: 5/7/13 & 5/28/13


SUCCESSION OF ARTIS GLYNN ULMER, SR. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors of the above Succession and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within TEN (10) days from the publication hereof why the Application for Authority to Sell decedent’s onehalf (1/2 ) interest in the boat Motor and trailer, a 1970s Boston Whaler, Serial number 932377D, 2003 Johnson motor Serial No. G04845394, and Skipper B trailer should not be approved and homologated in accordance therewith. DALE ATKINS, CLERK Attorney: Marc E. Powell Address: 415 East Lockwood St. Covington, LA 70433 Telephone: 504-460-5231

Anyone knowing the hereabouts of Sharon A. Dase please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law, (504) 858-8127. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Benjamin A. Langford, please contact N. Sundiata Haley, attorney, at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Carl B. Jenkins, contact atty Serena C. Vaughan at 504-352-9582 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cathy M. Smith please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law, (504) 858-8127. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Clarence Tyronne Plains please contact Mark D. Spears, Jr., Attorney, 1804 Barataria Blvd., Suite A, Marrero, Louisiana 70072 or 504-258-2878. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Emma Collins Tart, and/or her heirs contact Carl V. Williams, Esq., at 504-586-9177. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Eunice Hicks and/or O.T. Crawford please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law, (504) 858-8127 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Germaine Terell Plains please contact Mark D. Spears, Jr., Attorney, 1804 Barataria Blvd., Suite A, Marrero, Louisiana 70072 or 504-258-2878. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Gwendy Gardner, and/or her heirs contact Carl V. Williams, Esq., at 504-586-9177. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of James Wesley, Inc. please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law, (504) 858-8127.

Gambit: 5/7/13 NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION OF DISSOLUTION OF XAVIER UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY SCHOOL NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Xavier University Preparatory School, a Louisiana non-profit corporation, is to be liquidated out of Court, pursuant to the authorization by its members, duly given, and that Sr. Sandra Schmidt, whose address is 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020, has been duly appointed to serve as liquidator.

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For the price and sum o f Six Hundred Eighty Thousand ($680,000.00) Dollars cash, with the succession to pay proration of taxes, and for all proper certificates and transfer taxes. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: Lawrence J. Springer Address: 1430 Henry Clay Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 Telephone: (504) 895-5292 Gambit: 5/7/13 & 5/28/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Gwyn Janet Meredith please contact Mark D. Spears, Jr., Attorney, 1804 Barataria Blvd., Suite A, Marrero, Louisiana 70072 or 504-258-2878.

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MaHalIa JacKSoN THEaTEr BEGINS THIS WEEK, Mahalia Jackson Theater Box office 800-982-arTS (2787)

Gambit New Orleans: May 7, 2013  
Gambit New Orleans: May 7, 2013  

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