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News ................................................................7  The state of Louisiana outsourced its Medicaid reimbursement system to a private  company this month — but clinics say the  software isn’t working properly  Bouquets + Brickbats .............................7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ..................................................7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt .................................................10 News in brief

Commentary .............................................13 The City Council at-Large race  Jeremy Alford ........................................... 14 Education dominated legislative issues this  week — but they’re also talking pay raises  in Baton rouge Clancy DuBos .......................................... 15 federal prosecutor sal Perricone: the  rogue website commenter Blake Pontchartrain .............................. 17 The New orleans know-it-all

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MARCH The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival | The annual festival is full of kind strangers and literary sorts. Besides the everpopular Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest, there are plays, readings, literary discussions, parties and much more. PAGE 45.

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$121 million in profit, came from public sector contracts. Cecilia McNeil, COO On March 1, the state of of The Guidance Louisiana launched the LBHP with Center in Chalmette, Magellan. “This new approach says the state’s puts people first and at the center, new privatized focuses on collaboration and builds Magellan software a more efficient system,” Louisiana for Medicaid billing Department of Health and Hospitals isn’t ready to go — (DHH) Secretary Bruce Greenstein though it launched said in a statement posted that day March 1. on the state’s website. The Clinical Advisor software program was supposed to be ready to go the day the LBHP became active. But the McNeils and other providers interviewed by Gambit report problems with Magellan’s system ranging from passwords not working to being unable to enter required information such as client medical records and diagnoses. “There are three issues with the billing system,” Michael McNeil says. Issue one: Providers haven’t always been able to enter new or existing client information into the Clinical Advisor database, and when they do, the system isn’t stable. The McNeils found that out on March 3, when they had to re-enter nearly all of their clients into the system after information disappeared overnight. “It’s caused a huge amount of extra work for us,” Cecilia McNeil says. Issue two: The company hasn’t been able to enter progress notes on patients — what services they’ve received and how they’ve responded to them. “They have no idea what’s been

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Last September, Magellan landed the contract to manage tens of millions of dollars’ worth of behavioral health services for thousands of Medicaid patients across the state of Louisiana. The Connecticut-based company has Medicaid administration contracts in 25 states, according to its website. The company’s most recent annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission shows nearly $3 billion in annual revenues in 2011, with $270 million in profit. Nearly $1.5 billion of those revenues, and

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By Charles Maldonado ecilia McNeil, chief of operations and finance for the Guidance Center, a mental health rehabilitation (MHR) center located in a Chalmette strip mall, apologizes for the clutter in her second-story office — two times. The “mess” is forgivable. But cleaning up the folders on her desk isn’t her biggest problem at the moment. McNeil turns on her computer and loads up Clinical Advisor, a Medicaid reimbursement computer program built by state contractor Magellan Health Services that was supposed to make life easier for her and her husband Michael, the company’s CEO. The Guidance Center employs 80 clinical and support staff providing rehabilitative treatment to nearly 680 clients, many with severe, chronic mental illness, and 95 percent of their clients use Medicaid. Clinical Advisor is an online records management system intended to streamline inter-clinic communications and the mechanism through which clinics submit Medicaid claims. It’s not working. As a result, providers — many of which, like the Guidance Center, serve Medicaid clients — haven’t been able to submit Medicaid claims. What’s more, they say, the newly formed Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP) between the state and the private contractor is denying certain types of claims that used to be paid. And the McNeils have had to cut back. “My background is performance improvement,” McNeil says, looking at the monitor. “So this drives me crazy.” Paul Dykes, CEO of Magellan’s local arm, Magellan of Louisiana, cautions that the program is still quite new. “You have to understand the magnitude of what we’re implementing here in Louisiana,” he says. “There has never been a managed care system” for behavioral health here. Magellan is engineering and installing a massive database that will allow clinics to share information on treatment, patient prescriptions and medical history, Dykes and other Magellan officials say. While the state is paying the company per-patient fees for management services, individual providers get the software without charge. “We’re providing a data infrastructure that the state never had,” says Dr. Craig Coenson, Magellan of Louisiana’s chief medical officer and former chief medical officer for the Metropolitan Human Services District in New Orleans.

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done since March 1. To me, if I was responsible for oversight of Medicaid services on a state level, I’d be concerned,” Michael McNeil says. Issue three: MHRs using the system can’t get their billing processed. “Nobody’s been able to bill,” says Elias Hanusiak, who works for Enhanced Destiny Services, a mental health rehabilitation center in New Orleans. Deputy DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert, first contacted on March 9, said that only MHR agencies were reporting problems with the system. Last week, however, Gambit spoke with several non-MHR agencies whose staff members reported they were unable to log in to the program. Kliebert responded that implementation is being phased in slowly. Non-MHRs, she now says, are not supposed to use it yet. “That may have been part of [Magellan’s] original plan, hoping to have everybody ready to go by March 1,” Kliebert says, noting that there were too many people to train in too short a time. The plan therefore changed shortly before the system went online. She said the partnership began with MHRs, of which there are more than 100 statewide. “Then they would phase in the other providers.” Magellan local CEO Dykes says that process will happen in three planned phases. Kliebert anticipates the entire process could take about six months.


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Despite glitches in the transition process, MHRs such as the Guidance Center haven’t seen an actual interruption in payments. They received their last direct Medicaid payments, from a pre-March 1 billing cycle, on March 6. To make sure those companies don’t lose money while the billing system is tweaked, Magellan sent out advance payments to providers who haven’t been able to bill through the program. “It will be based on the historical claims that they’ve had. They did receive claims from Medicaid on March 6, so they won’t have an issue with cash flow,” Kliebert says. Michael McNeil confirmed that the Guidance Center got its check on March 13; he declined to give the dollar amount. “It’ll cover what needs to be covered for the next two weeks so we can operate,” he says. Dykes says the total advance payments came to more than $1.8 million, which was paid to 97 MHRs. Despite that temporary assistance in maintaining short-term cash flow, Michael McNeil says he’s not sure at what level his business will be able to operate long-term — a situation that has nothing to do with the functionality of the new software. Under the LBHP, he says, providers are no longer being paid for Medicaid claims for services provided over the phone. Some phone services, such as scheduling calls, were never covered. But others, including suicide calls, were covered under the old system, he says. He describes one recent incident where a suicidal client called the Guidance Center. Between telephone counseling, calling the police and arranging for hospital accommodations, staff members were on the phone for two hours. DHH’s Kliebert adds that other phone services — such as calls to other clinics or to patients’ parole or probation officers — are now being handled by LBHP, and thus are not billable. The McNeils were not aware of that change. “Those coordination services are now coordinated by Magellan,” Kliebert says. “So there’s no need for providers to do those services.” Still, many clients have come to expect — and depend upon — emergency calls and supplemental counseling calls that occur between face-to-face counseling sessions. Michael McNeil says his staff members sometimes spend hours on the phone every day. He says payments for phone services used to average about $26 per hour. “[Phone services] were always billable,” says Hope Gersovitz, clinical director of the Family Preservation Services MHR in New Orleans. “They completely were before. I’m not really sure yet how we’re going to deal with that with the umpteen-million other problems we’re experiencing with this.” Dr. Craig Coenson, Magellan of Louisiana’s chief medical officer

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and former chief medical officer of the Metropolitan Human Services District in New Orleans, says the company provides its own toll-free number for crisis calls (1-800-424-4399). According to Lisa Faust, Magellan of Louisiana spokeswoman (and a former spokeswoman for the Louisiana DHH), the change was the state’s decision, outlined in new Medicaid regulations that became effective March 1. “DHH’s interpretation of the service manual is that is not billable,” Faust says of such phone services.




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Having many previously billable claims denied under the new rules leaves clinics with several choices, none of them good. They can ask their staff members to work for free. They can refuse to take calls and risk possible malpractice charges. They can submit a claim for phone care as another, approved service — such as counseling — and possibly be charged with attempted fraud. Or they can pay for phone care out-of-pocket and cover those costs by cutting back elsewhere, which is what Michael McNeil says his company has done. “As of last Saturday, we’ve cancelled paid time off, holiday pay, licensure supervision [paying for staff member licensure training],” he says. “And effective the end of this month, our health insurance and life insurance policies will be canceled. … “The clients we serve now have a better safety net than our employees.” He says staff members are talking about quitting. Some of the McNeils’ employees have medical problems themselves and need the benefits that are being eliminated. Even those who don’t are, in general, highly educated workers, with masters and other highereducation degrees, and could get jobs at other agencies. “Maybe at Magellan or DHH,” Michael McNeil says. “Or out of state.” Dr. Anthony Speier, head of the Office of Behavioral Health for DHH, says he can’t comment on cases like the McNeils’. “We can’t solve a problem when it’s generalized. We can solve a problem if it’s specific. … You don’t really know how to fix a problem until you know the specifics,” Speier told Gambit. He adds that LBHP has a robust appeals process for denied claims and that the Magellan-DHH partnership has already shown itself to be extremely responsive to provider complaints. “We’ve got the right processes in place and they’ve got the right processes in place. We feel the processes we need to communicate with providers are available.” “That willingness to work through these issues will make sure this process works out in the end,” Kliebert promises. He adds that Magellan has been spending lots of time with providers, working oneon-one, doing daily webinars and hosting conference calls to work out these kinks. “I’m on the phone with Magellan right now,” Gersovitz says. “There’s a conference call every day. It’s a nightmare.” Cecilia McNeil says she’s put 12 of her 20 support staff members on the job working with Magellan and LBHP rather than running the Guidance Center. She says she’s been assigned a personal rep from the company to take her calls. “But we’ve never had a [Magellan representative] on site,” she says. There are other ways for MHRs to submit claims — through the mail, for example. “They have been reminded that they can make claims in other ways,” Coenson says. But Faust adds that some may not have the time or the resources to handle the additional submission work, so not all have been steered toward those alternative channels. Speier says that many of these problems are “unintended consequences of a process” that will ultimately improve service delivery. “One of the things, the thing, that drives both Magellan and us in this process is that it’s a clinically driven process: getting clients into the right kind of care,” Speier says. “I have always felt Magellan was a great company,” Cecilia McNeil says, adding she’s still optimistic that a statewide mental health records database will increase efficiency. For now, she says, “This is absurd. It’s almost two weeks since [the website went] live.” Kliebert says the implementation of LBHP represents a huge change in state health care, and that an adjustment period for providers is to be expected. “It’s a different world than how they previously did services,” she says.

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The two-year-old federal investigation into former 1st City Court Judge Sonja Spears has concluded with no charges filed against her, according to her attorney, Thomas C. Green of washington, D.C. “The investigation of sonja is over and closed and … no charges will be forthcoming,” Green wrote to Gambit in response to an email inquiry about the status of the case. spears, the wife of New Orleans attorney and political operative Ike Spears, became the subject of a federal investigation in the spring of 2010 when it was learned that she had been living part-time in Massachusetts after Hurricane Katrina. she and her husband have children in school there and she underwent two surgeries there after the storm. The feds subpoenaed sonja spears’ personnel file, including payroll and credit card information and expense reports, security video, and records relating to her docket and schedule. she resigned her judgeship, which she first won in 1998, in August 2010. Before resigning, she had been granted brief medical leaves by the Louisiana supreme Court in 2008 and 2009. sonja spears now has a mediation practice in New Orleans and Massachusetts. — CLANCy DuBOs

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in 2011, both chambers of Congress demanded that Gulf states receive the lion’s share of Clean water Act fines levied against BP in the wake of the 2010 Gulf oil disaster — potentially billions of dollars to pay for economic and environmental losses. The ResTORe Act united Democrats and Republicans in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The bill’s co-authors, u.s. sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, and u.s. sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, fought successfully for its senate passage last week by a vote of 74-22. The bill comes as a provision tacked onto the senate’s transportation bill, a $109 billion measure for highway projects. under the Clean water Act, BP can be fined from $1,000 to $4,300 per barrel leaked, or up to $20 billion, of which 80 percent would be divided among Gulf states under the bill. The bill now goes to the u.s. House of Representatives,

where speaker John Boehner might adopt a similar provision, with help from u.s. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Metairie, who sponsored a bill that was nearly identical to its senate counterpart last year. Following the senate bill’s passage, Landrieu said “work needs to be done” as the measure is discussed in the House. u.s. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, added, “i urge my colleagues in the House to support this bipartisan bill which would help the Gulf Coast recover from the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history.” — ALex wOODwARD

“you always have to default to a criminal investigation. That should take precedence over an administrative investigation. in theory you can conduct both simultaneously. … But with a case like this, out of an abundance of caution, you don’t want to compromise a criminal investigation.” Colclough’s March 15 statement was witnessed by members of the independent Police Monitor’s office, according to the NOPD, but no details will be released until an active investigation is completed. — CHARLes MALDONADO

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Attorney Tracie Washington of the Louisiana Justice institute leveled harsh criticism at the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) last week for its handling of 20-year-old Wendell Allen’s killing by a police officer, specifically for not getting a statement soon after the incident from the NOPD officer identified as the shooter. “it is untenable and unprecedented” to have gone nearly a week without questioning an officer who’s shot a civilian, washington said at a March 13 press conference. she said the department told her that policy allows a waiting period before questioning officers in such cases. “we’ve heard there’s a new 48-hour rule, then it was a 72-hour rule ... it has now been nearly seven days,” washington said. Allen was fatally shot by NOPD Officer Josh Colclough in a Gentilly home during a marijuana raid, according to the police account. The day washington spoke, an NOPD press release said investigators from the Public integrity Bureau (PiB) sought a statement from Colclough, “but his attorney has not made Officer Colclough available to do so.” Another release from NOPD spokeswoman Remi Braden two days later said Colclough had come in to make a voluntary statement. According to Rafael Goyeneche, president of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, NOPD had good reason not to compel Colclough to make a statement: The Department is conducting a criminal investigation. “The Police Department has to conduct eventually two investigations” of fatal shootings, Goyeneche told Gambit. One is an administrative investigation, where NOPD can force a statement. The other is a criminal investigation, where a suspect has the constitutional right not to incriminate himself. A forced administrative statement can’t be used in a criminal trial. in a case of an officer-involved death — and in particular a case where the victim was unarmed — there is almost certainly the possibility for criminal proceedings. “when there is the potential for a criminal investigation, PiB has to be very careful that they do not compromise the criminal investigation by proceeding with an administrative investigation,” Goyeneche said.

Forum for equanimity All seven candidates for the New Orleans City Council At-Large election showed up for a League of women voters forum March 13, but the uptown event was a mostly quiet affair with only about two dozen people in the audience — most of whom were either news media or campaign aides. The frontrunners — state Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans; District B Councilwoman Stacy Head; and former state sen. Cynthia Willard-Lewis — were joined by four other candidates, including perennial gadflies William “Poppa” Gant, Andrew Gressett and Norbert Rome. Gressett, who has been critical of Head in the past, kept his shots at the councilwoman brief and oblique. But it was the seventh candidate — the only one who had never run for public office — who stirred the audience. Gary Landrieu, a building contractor and cousin of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, is a physically imposing, vigorous fellow with a shaved head and an impeccable power suit. He spent much of the forum furiously taking notes on a legal pad and delivering his answers with macho energy. Asked what his first three priorities would be, Gary Landrieu said his first objectives would include eliminating the despised traffic cameras and “make it easy to do business at City Hall.” He complained that the mayor and Gov. said the solution to New Orleans’ ongoing fiscal crisis is to sell Louis Armstrong New Orleans international Airport — an idea first broached in 2002 by then-candidate Ray Nagin. Later in the debate, when asked how he would fund sewerage and water Board repairs, Landrieu snapped, “sell. The. Airport.” — punctuating it with jabs from his legal pad. it was a warm evening, and even though the candidates as well as the small audience were a little droopy by the forum’s end, Landrieu had lost none of his energy. in his closing remarks, he said: “Have you felt betrayed by trusted leaders who have sold you out?” he bellowed, jolting the audience to attention. in a poll of 400 likely voters conducted in early February and commissioned by Head, Landrieu polled at 3 percent, well behind the three frontrunners but ahead of the other candidates. — KeviN ALLMAN

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Head for Council At-Large Head is also a staunch preservationist (she volunteers at the Preservation Resource Center). A budget hawk, she also has supported more resources for both the district attorney’s office and the public defender’s office. For all these reasons, we recommend our readers in New Orleans elect Stacy Head to the at-large seat on the council this Saturday.

Split At-Large Elections As we interviewed candidates in the special election for an at-large seat on the New Orleans City Council, we were reminded of recent discussions in some quarters about a proposal to change the way at-large council members are elected. Under the current system, candidates running for the two at-large council seats in regularly scheduled citywide elections engage in a political free-for-all. That is, all candidates run for both seats and against all other candidates, and voters can vote for two candidates. That system strikes us as arcane for several reasons. First, it makes for some strange mathematics because a “majority” is defined as 25 percent plus one, rather than the traditional majority of 50 percent plus one. That, in turn, sometimes encourages candidates to suggest that their supporters cast only one ballot, which is antithetical to the notion of maximum voter participation. Second, the current system forces good candidates who are allied (or just like-minded) to run against one another, rather than as a team. Third, the current system undermines efforts to achieve racial power sharing on the council — having one black and one white at-large member — which many voters believe is a good thing. We think it’s time to move forward with honest, civil discussions of the idea of changing the City Charter to split the at-large elections into separate divisions, as is done in Jefferson Parish. Splitting the at-large contests won’t guarantee that we elect better candidates; that’s always up to the voters. But it will simplify the process, bring some clarity to atlarge elections, and potentially encourage even better candidates to qualify for these important offices. We hope proponents of this idea will continue to promote it, and we hope members of the City Council will consider putting it on the ballot for voter approval before the next round of citywide elections.

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his Saturday, March 24, is an important election day in Louisiana. Republican voters statewide will participate in their party’s presidential primary, and all voters in New Orleans will go to the polls to choose a new at-large member of the New Orleans City Council. The special council election was called to choose a successor to former Councilman Arnie Fielkow, who resigned last year to take a job with the National Basketball Retired Players Association. A runoff, if needed, will be held April 21. The council race has attracted seven candidates, and while several of them impressed us as ready for the important responsibilities of that office, we believe District B Councilwoman Stacy Head is best suited for the job at this time. Head was first elected to the District B seat on the council in 2006. She was reelected handily in 2010. Head’s district may be the council’s most diverse — it encompasses the CBD and the Superdome as well as Central City and Uptown, taking in some of the city’s wealthiest enclaves and some of its poorest. Most residents and voters in District B are African-American, yet Head, who is white, has consistently shown an ability to attract significant African-American support. That no doubt reflects her responsiveness to constituents regardless of race, income or station, as well as the fact that she’s one of the most socially progressive members of the council. All of those attributes prove she can faithfully represent all of New Orleans. During her tenure on the council, Head took on the controversial issue of then-Mayor Ray Nagin’s expensive sanitation contracts, which brought her both acclaim and criticism. She was proved right when Mayor Mitch Landrieu came into office and renegotiated those contracts. While she shares many of Landrieu’s goals, she has not been shy about disagreeing with him when she felt he was wrong. That quality definitely sets her apart from the field. Although we like most of what Landrieu has done as mayor, we believe that every mayor needs a counterbalance on the City Council in the form of someone who has the intelligence and the guts to ask the tough questions. No one does that better than Stacy Head. On other fronts, Head was instrumental in reviving the Freret Street corridor in her district, which rebounded faster than some official “redevelopment zones” after Hurricane Katrina. As an at-large council member, she can bring that same energy to all parts of the city. While an advocate for economic development,



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ov. Bobby Jindal and state lawmakers are focusing on education this year — to say the least. The marathon of testimony and bills on the third day of the legislative session lasted more than 15 hours and gave Jindal nearly everything he wanted to remake the state’s education system. By the time legislators adjourn sine die in early June, however, we may learn that the session had a another purpose: to pad the salaries of public officials far and wide so that their take-home pay increases now. Talk about getting schooled. If a tinfoil hat fits more comfortably on our collective head, we might conclude it’s a grand conspiracy. The topic of pay raises is definitely flying under the radar, given the treacherous education debate last week, the dire shape of the public retirement system and yet another budget shortfall following yet another midyear deficit. But don’t be fooled. Teachers, a wide range of state government employees, parish assessors, judges and sheriffs are in line to receive salary increases by a vote of the

Legislature in the coming weeks. Public sentiment could turn the tide, as it has in the past, but the timing of a potential pay raise is perfect. The next round of statewide elections is four years away — a virtual eternity in politics — and that gives rise to a handful of proposals currently under consideration. The administration is orchestrating the first two. While teachers’ unions generally hate Jindal’s education package, the governor’s plan does include opportunities for teachers to make more money. Also, for the first time in two years, the administration is permitting agencies to dole out pay raises — if they can find money in their existing budgets. As for sheriffs, a pair of New Orleans Democrats are pushing a plan that links greater accountability with more money. Rep. Jeff Arnold’s House Bill 408 creates the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Executive Management Institute within the Office of the Governor, as does Sen. J.P. Morrell’s Senate Bill 97. Both bills stipulate that sheriffs who complete the required training

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We may learn that the session had another purpose: to pad the salaries of public officials. would be eligible for a salary increase. In an interesting twist, the sheriffs’ pay hikes would be contingent on district court judges also getting a salary boost this session. Arnold, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, has that turn covered, too. He has filed House Bill 483 to grant judicial pay raises ranging from 1 percent to 4 percent. Judges currently earn $136,544 a year for district court, $142,447 annually for appeals court and $149,572 a year for state Supreme Court. Arnold’s proposal is based on the findings of a special state commission on judicial pay, and judges already are lobbying lawmakers on behalf of the pay raise bill. Finally, there are the parish assessors. Public notices published earlier this year

suggested that legislation would be filed to “authorize increases in compensation to tax assessors based on increases in the Consumer Price Index.” While the public notices were intended to alert everyone to the potential filing of a payraise bill for assessors, locating the specific bill has not been easy now than lawmakers are actually meeting. Lawmakers still have two more weeks to file bills. Meanwhile, Senate Bill 140 by Senate President John Alario would boost the overall budget of Jefferson Parish Assessor Tom Capella’s office from $2,730,000 to $4,320,085 a year. It’s not a question of whether these public officials deserve the money. No doubt they work hard. It’s more a question of priorities and reality. Eventually (though perhaps not this year), lawmakers will consider a salary boost for themselves. Thanks to a constitutional amendment adopted in 2010, raises for lawmakers and statewide elected officials cannot take effect until the following term of office — which at least lets voters decide who gets the higher pay. Jeremy Alford can be reached at jeremy@

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The Sudden Dubiety of His Redoubt n terms of volume, disgraced Assistant  u.s. Attorney sal Perricone has rivaled  his assumed namesake, noted newspaper columnist and essayist H.L. Mencken, but that’s as far as it goes. suffice it to  say that the prosecutor who masqueraded  as the acerbic — and prolific — “Henry L.  Mencken1951” in the comment sections of is no H.L. Mencken.     For starters, the real Mencken had the  guts, and the integrity, to use his own name.  Mencken also was a great wordsmith; Perricone is, by comparison, a quasi-literate  poseur. His rants betrayed not so much a  keen mind as a disturbed one.     By his own admission, Perricone  posted some 600 comments under the  “Mencken” nom de plume. Many suspect  he had several other online alter egos, all  of whom, like “Mencken,” had a penchant  for pretentious but archaic words (“dubiety” was a favorite), alliteration and, above  all, hubris. The other fake names ascribed  to Perricone include “campstblue,” “legacyusa” and “dramatis personae.”      If those suspicions are correct, one has  to wonder when Perricone did any work.  Those respondents posted well over a 

thousand comments in recent years. In fairness, Perricone put a lot of crooks where  they belong.     Why the anonymity, then?     several reasons. Perricone broke some  major rules by publicly discussing current cases. Like many anonymous online  commenters, he no doubt felt he couldn’t  be traced. Many cowards — and bullies —  find that anonymity offers them a certain  redoubt (to borrow another of Perricone’s  favorite bons mots), if not a misplaced  sense of bravado.     From behind his online mask, Perricone  assailed a wide range of targets: President  Barack obama; u.s. Attorney Jim Letten;  fellow prosecutors; various defense attorneys; several federal judges; high-profile  federal targets; and even some journalists  — including me. For the record, I take no  umbrage. His few volleys at me were tame  in comparison to many of the barbs I’ve  received over the years.     Besides, it’s one thing to dismiss my  musings as “effluvia.” It’s something else  altogether for a federal prosecutor to  launch venomous online broadsides at  targets of federal investigations. 

Perricone broke some major rules by publicly discussing current cases.     Attorneys have a legal duty to refrain  from making “extrajudicial comments”  about ongoing cases. Prosecutors have  an added duty not to make comments “that  have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused.”  Perricone did both with alacrity.     And arrogance, which doubtless led  to him being outed as “Mencken” by  Jefferson Parish landfill co-owner (and  suspected federal target) Fred Heebe Jr.  in a defamation pleading filed last week. A  saddened Letten announced days later that  the Justice Department’s office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the  matter. The Louisiana state Bar Association should do likewise.     Meanwhile, Perricone voluntarily took 

an administrative leave. Consider that a  prelude for what’s in store for him, none  of which is pretty. In addition to losing  his job, he could also lose his license to  practice law.     Letten had earlier assured reporters that  Perricone acted alone, but I’d feel better if  Justice Department investigators confirmed that — after talking to Perricone’s  current and former colleagues.      In his news conference, Letten described Perricone as a “fine veteran  attorney.” I must respectfully disagree.  Fine attorneys respect the judiciary, their  bosses, their peers and above all the rules.  Fine attorneys in the Department of Justice  harbor no biases; they don’t embarrass  their office, taint its credibility, or jeopardize  ongoing investigations.     Now that Perricone has been exposed as a picayune bully who broke  the rules, many who have been on the  receiving end of his prosecutorial bluster will delight in the sudden dubiety of  his redoubt.      The real H.L. Mencken would have  noted at least that much — but with a great  deal more flair, I’m sure.  






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Dear Julie, There are four unmarked marble tombs in St. Anthony’s Garden, the name of the area behind the cathedral, but only one of them is occupied. At one time, two of them were. In one of the tombs rests the remains of Bishop Nicholas D’Antonio, who died Aug. 1, 2009 at age 93. Fondly called “Bishop Nick,” he was born in Rochester, N.Y., was ordained a priest in 1942 and served in British Columbia, Canada and Honduras. He became a bishop in 1966 and continued to serve in Honduras until he was sent to New Orleans in 1977. Here, D’Antonio served as vicar general, was on the College of Consulters, was vicar for Spanish speakers and director of the Latin American Apostolate. In 1979, he was named pastor of Annunciation Parish, and retired from the ministry in 2000. Another tomb in St. Anthony’s Garden used to hold the remains of Bishop Harold R. Perry, one of the first AfricanAmerican Roman Catholic bishops. Perry, who died July 17, 1991, had asked to be buried in St. Louis Cathedral. He was buried in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, however, because church officials believed the vault space in the crypt below the sanctuary was full. Archbishop Francis Schulte requested four tombs be constructed in St. Anthony’s Garden, and on April 1, 1993, Perry was reinterred there. He was reinterred again on March 1, 2001, when some empty crypt spaces were found inside the cathedral, so finally he was buried according to his request. The remains of 11 bishops and archbishops, as well as many early residents of the French and Spanish colony, rest beneath the floor of St. Louis Cathedral. Perry certainly deserves this honor. A native of Lake Charles, La., Perry was born in 1916 and entered the Society of the Divine Word Seminary in Bay St. Louis, Miss., when he was 13. After


Local animal shelters say black dogs and black cats are the least likely to find homes. It’s a phenomenon known as “black dog syndrome” and “black cat syndrome.” By Kevin Allman “A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” — 20th century philosopher Groucho Marx


nyx and Russell — kittens just shy of a year old — meow insistently whenever someone approaches their cage at Jefferson Feed Pet & Garden Center. Take them out and they turn into purring furballs, eager to be held, petted and played with. Like the other cats at “Meow Town” inside Jefferson Feed, Onyx and Russell are up for adoption by Friends of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter (JPAS), but the numbers show that — despite their similar personalities — one is more likely to be adopted than the other.

Russell is a bright orange cat, while Onyx’s coat is solid black — and that makes all the difference, shelter professionals say. “Black animals just don’t stand out,” says Julie Bowen, a volunteer with the organization. “And some people still have that superstition that black cats are bad luck.” That day, the JPAS has so many black cats and dogs available that the group is holding a “Black and White Ball” at the feed store. Black dogs and cats are only $12 to adopt — and you can get a second cat free. Anyone adopting a black or black-and-white animal will go home with lots of extras, including inoculations, freebies and a free vet visit a year down the line. It’s the second time the volunteer group has held a promotion designed to help black animals find homes. The first attempt had disappointing results.

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    “It didn’t make a difference,” Bowen  says. “But you have to try.” The plight of Onyx, and animals like  him, isn’t unique to south Louisiana.  Homeless dogs and cats with black  fur make up the plurality of adoptables  in shelters across the country, according to the Humane Society of  the United States. The phenomenon  is common enough to have its own  names: BDS and BCS, for “black dog  syndrome” and “black cat syndrome.”  Every shelter we spoke to in the New  Orleans area is well aware of it.     Why the prejudice? There’s no  empirical data, but shelter workers  cite several factors:     • Black animals are harder to photograph effectively, so they don’t look as  appealing on and other  adoption websites.      • Many shelters have poor or  weak lighting in the kennel areas,  putting dark-colored animals at   a disadvantage.     • Superstition: The color black is  still associated with bad luck, particularly with cats.     •  Large black dogs appear more  menacing to some people than do  dogs with lighter fur.     • It’s harder to read a black animal’s  expression at first glance.

    • People are leery of black fur getting on the furniture.     • … Uh … no one really knows.     “I quit trying to figure it out,”   Bowen says.      “If you ask a potential adopter,  you won’t get an answer, because  they really don’t know why,” says  Jessica Harris, volunteer coordinator at the St. Tammany Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in Covington.  “They’re very hard-pressed to give  you an answer. Certainly there’s no  difference temperament-wise [with  black animals].”      Whatever the reason or reasons,  the end result is happy, healthy  animals being overlooked, and, sadly,  euthanized in greater proportions than  the general stray animal population.     Jacob Stroman, programs director  for the JPAS, is sitting on the floor in  the entryway at Jefferson Feed playing with Magic, a mutt with black fur,  hoping some potential adopter might  notice Magic’s alert eyes, doggy  smile and eagerness for belly rubs.  Stroman says the shelter currently  has five black Labrador retrievers  looking for homes.     “People pay hundreds of dollars  elsewhere for a Lab,” Stroman says.  “They’re the most popular dog in  America, and when we get them, the 

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Julie Bowen, a volunteer with the Friends of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, holds Onyx the cat. At the group’s recent “Black and White Ball” adoption event, animals with black or blackand-white fur had lower adoption fees. Despite the incentive, it was Onyx’s cagemate, an orange cat named Russell, that got adopted that day.

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Anna was adopted by owner Jimy Negrotto from Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) in 2009. The difficulties black dogs have in finding adoptive homes is known to shelter workers as “black dog syndrome” or “black dog bias.” PHOTO BY JIMY NEGROTTO

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In her book Animals Make Us Human, animal behaviorist Dr. Temple Grandin says a “handful of studies” indicate

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At the St. Tammany Humane Society, Harris looks down the first aisle of “Adoption Row.” Of the 25 dogs there, “about half are black,” she says. “I used to work in adoptions, and when people would walk down that first row and see all the black animals — in their minds, they kind of lump them together.” It’s a similar story at the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA) in Algiers. “I’ve seen people walk through the dog room and they don’t even see black dogs,” says Ana Zorrilla, the group’s CEO. “They just walk right past to another dog.” Indeed, the numbers are against black animals. In 2011, 40 percent of the cats taken in by the LA/SPCA were predominantly black, Zorrilla says. Of those, 35 percent were adopted; 40 percent, euthanized. The numbers are only slightly better for black dogs — 28 percent of the LA/SPCA’s dogs last year were black or mostly black. The adoptioneuthanasia numbers were about equal for canines — between 27 and 30 percent. “We’ve done some specific promotions,” Zorrilla says. “We’ve tried different prices for black animals.

We’ve given away pet products when black animals are adopted — a carrier, leash and collar. We did [a promotion] around the NFL: black and gold. We had black animals up for adoption at a ‘little black dress’ event we held. There’s always opportunities to do more.” Last year, the St. Tammany Humane Society slashed adoption fees on black dogs to $5. It helped, a little, “but not as much as we’d hoped for,” says Harris. On the LA/SPCA adoption floor, the number of black animals is apparent, but there’s a subtler message there as well. A look at the kennel cards shows that many of the black animals have been there a long time. Jimmy, a sleek black cat with beautiful gold eyes and a friendly, goofy disposition, has been on the adoption floor for more than three months. That’s not uncommon. “If we get multiples of the same breed, the black one is going to sit on the adoption floor longer — some significantly longer,” Zorrilla says. “And a black pit bull is going to sit at least two or three weeks longer than a brindle or a light-colored dog. At least two to three weeks longer.”


Gimme Shelters Where to find your next best friend. Animal Rescue New Orleans 271 Plauche St., Harahan, 571-1900; Adoption hours: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily Adoption fees are $100 for cats and $150 for dogs and include spaying and neutering, all shots, microchipping, combination disease testing for cats, and heartworm treatment if necessary.

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Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter 1 Humane Way, Harahan, 736-6111; 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, 349-5111 Adoption hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri.; 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thu.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. Adoption fee is $67 and includes spaying and neutering; rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations; microchipping and lice treatments. EVENT: Onsite adoptions of cats and dogs at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center, 4421 Jefferson Highway, Sat., April 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 368-5191; Adoption hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Sun. Adoption fees for dogs weighing less than 20 pounds or younger than 6 months are $150. Fees for cats, kittens and dogs more than 20 pounds and older than 6 months are $80. Rabbits and other small pets are $80. All animals are spayed and neutered, and fees include microchipping, heartworm and flea medications, vaccinations and tags and licenses (for Orleans Parish residents). EVENT: Dog Day Afternoon is a walkathon

and festival at New Orleans City Park’s Big Lake. It features music by Amanda Shaw, dog contests, food, drinks and adoptable pets, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. March 25. Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society 455 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse, 392-1601; Adoption hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs and $25 for cats and include vaccinations and microchipping. Cats are tested for leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. St. Bernard Parish Animal Control Shelter 5455 E. Judge Perez Drive, Violet, 278-1534 Adoption hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Adoption fees for dogs and puppies weighing fewer than 25 pounds are $90, and adult dogs more than 25 pounds are $50. Adult cats are $15 and kittens are $35. Fees include spaying and neutering, one month’s worth of flea medication and heartworm prevention and all shots recommended for the animal’s stage of development. St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter 31078 Hwy. 36, Lacombe, (985) 809-0183 Adoption hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Adoption fees are $65, which includes spaying and neutering, microchipping, all vaccines and tests for heartworms and feline leukemia. St. Tammany Humane Society 20384 Harrison Ave., Covington, (985) 892-7387;

“black cats are more social overall, whether it’s with other cats or humans.” But Grandin doesn’t cite what those studies are, nor who conducted them. Plenty of websites attempt to draw a link between animal fur color and its personality and temperament, but none of the shelter workers contacted for this story agree with Grandin in regard to either cats or dogs. “It has more to do with their upbringing,” Zorilla says. Besides adoption incentives, shelters have tried to come up with other ways to show off animals with dark fur. Since they can be harder to photograph, many shelters welcome volunteer profession-

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Adoption hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. Adoption fees are $50 to $150 for dogs and $25 to $75 for cats. Fees include spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, six months of heartworm prevention, and one month of flea/tick prevention. All adoptable cats have been tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. EVENT: The shelter’s annual “Woofstock” festival is 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 14 at Mandeville’s Pelican Park, featuring a low-cost vet clinic, discounts on heartworm and flea preventatives, kids’ activities, dog contests, adoptable pets and free beer. Slidell Animal Control Shelter and Animal Assistance League of Slidell 2700 Terrace Ave., Slidell, (985) 646-4267 Adoption hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat. Adoption fees for dogs are $80, and cats are $70. All animals are spayed and neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm preventative medicine if necessary. Villalobos Rescue Center 4525 N. Claiborne Ave., 948-4505; Adoption hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Adoption fee is $200 and includes spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping and a lifetime of training sessions. It opens full time April 3. EVENT: Grand opening party with music, food, vendors and dogs (do not bring your own dog to the event), including canines from the Animal Planet series Pit Bulls and Parolees. Sat., March 31, noon to 5 p.m.

al photographers who have time to adjust camera settings and lighting so the texture of the animals’ fur is clear (and that their eyes aren’t reflecting the camera flash). At the LA/SPCA, shelter workers and volunteers place colorful blankets in cages containing black cats to make the felines more eye-catching. Animal shelters across the country have grappled with trying to find solutions. In Hoboken, N.J., Daytona Beach, Fla., Portland, Ore. and other cities, shelters have cut adoption fees for black animals. Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada and Boise, Idaho are two cities that have established “black dog clubs” for adopters. And indepenpage 24

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dent groups have formed to find homes for black animals: Black Pearl Dogs, Black Cat Rescue, Black Cat Animal Rescue and many others. Heather Rosenwald, a Minnesota animal lover, created a website called Start Seeing Black Dogs (www.startseeingblackdogs. com), which urges shelters and their volunteers to “think outside the crate” and come up with “creative, inspirational and fun ideas” to showcase black canines. Among Rosenwald’s tips: “bedazzle” black dogs with colorful vests and neckerchiefs; hold “black dog walks” at public events; and avoid names that reinforce the animals’ fur color. Midnight, Blackie, and, yes, Onyx might not be the best choices. (A glance at’s list of adoptable animals in the New Orleans area demonstrates the problem: black animals there tend to look alike in photographs, many taken by untrained volunteers, and many have names like Voodoo, Chaos, Shadow, Phantom, Black-Black and Mr. Blacky Night.) Marti Houge is founder of One Starfish Homing Connections, a rescue in Columbus, Wis. that specializes in helping elderly, abused, and special-needs dogs, as well as purebreds rescued from puppy mills. Several years ago, she began the Black Beauty Bandana Project, which provides shelters with

colorful neckwear to dress up black dogs. “Shelters have told us it makes a real difference at adoption days,” Houge says. Among the Bandana Project’s clients is Friends of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter; Stroman says the neckwear does indeed make a difference, as does posting videos of the animals online, not just photographs. “We had a dog that we’d had for a while,” Stroman says, “and within an hour-and-a-half of putting up a video, we had someone wanting to adopt him.” Back at Jefferson Feed, an elderly couple has been examining all the cats up for adoption, and they’ve made a decision. After months of waiting in his cage with Onyx, Russell is finally going home. As the adopters fill out paperwork, Bowen makes a brief pitch for Onyx as well, but the couple isn’t interested in adopting two cats, and Bowen drops the matter. Russell is put in a carrier, and Onyx watches as his orange friend leaves the cage for the last time. Shortly after the Black and White Ball is over, Friends of JPAS makes the decision to continue the $12 adoptions for another week. Their adoptable dog areas are at full capacity. And many of the animals have black fur.

Jacob Stroman, left, is programs director for the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. Stroman says finding adoptive homes for black dogs is a continual challenge. Early in March, the shelter had five black Labrador retrievers in search of homes.

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hen it was time for Will Watts to paint his house, his first choice was paint brand Farrell Calhoun. He couldn’t locate the paint in New Orleans, so the former contractor and Memphis, Tenn. native decided to start his own store. A year ago, he opened Nola Paint and Supplies (2900 Elysian Fields Ave., Suite C, 948-9620; www. and stocked its shelves exclusively with Farrell Calhoun paint. “I’ve used other paint, but this is the paint I’ve used the most of,” Watts says. “This paint was built for the southern climate. Developed in Tennessee, [the paint withstands] high humidity, high mildew and high moisture.” Farrell Calhoun, a family-run business founded in 1905 with locations throughout the South, puts more solids and less water in its paint, so the product spreads farther and is more durable, Watts says. The paint also is affordable: a gallon of Farrell Calhoun paint at Nola Paint typically costs $30. “If you paint an entire house and use up to 20 gallons, that’s a lot of money you don’t have to spend on paint,” Watts says. “We don’t see the point in overcharging people.” Employee Steve Caldwell attributes the low cost and high quality of Farrell Calhoun’s paint to the company’s focus on the product. “Because the owners are chemists, they’re more concerned with the product first, and then the business,” Caldwell says. “By

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The irises are in bloom around City Park lagoons, winter coats are being stowed in attics amongst bundles of Mardi Gras beads, and seasonal sno-ball stands are reopening. It must be springtime in New Orleans. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz (4801 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-9788; reopened in early March. It may seem like time stands still inside this Uptown landmark, but intriguing new flavors have emerged here in recent years, including anise, ginger, limeade and satsuma. Proprietor Ashley Hansen says she’s working on new, all-natural flavors that should debut later this spring. Plum Street Snowballs (1300 Burdette St., 866-7996; also started cranking up its ice shaver in March, and in Old Metairie the classic Sal’s Sno-Balls (1823 Metairie Road, Metairie, 666-1823) has been back in action since late February. Sal’s stays open later than most stands (until 10:30 p.m.), making it a popular after-dinner stop for adults. In Mid-City, the perennial line has reappeared outside Pandora’s Snowballs (901 N. Carrollton Ave., phone n.a.), and in Harahan the elaborate neon lights are sparked up at page 35

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he burger obsession may have found its local high water mark at The Company Burger, a hip, new counter-service joint where the single-minded focus is so intense it’s almost spooky. There are a few different burger options here — including lamb and turkey — though owner Adam Biderman seems to have included them begrudgingly. To him, the whole restaurant is about a single item, called the company burger or simply “the burger.” Its composition is not up for debate, much less customization. You get a pair of thin patties, an unremarkable blend of chuck and brisket, each packed loosely to allow a considerable amount of juice to ooze out. Over this goes American cheese melted into gooey yellow glory which warms a layer of red onion, allowing its essence to seep into the meat. Pickles go on top and the squishy, puffy, superior bun proves durable enough to contain the burger’s potent grease quotient. It’s compact and precise, fitting in a modest cardboard tray as snug as a Lego block, and even if it’s not exactly pretty, it is full of flavor and the glistening mouthfeel makes this burger a thing of beauty. It’s also a burger with a biography. Biderman, a New Orleans native, originally developed it at Atlanta’s wildly popular Holeman & Finch Public House, where two dozen burgers are prepared at 10 p.m. each night, and diners in the know jockey for access to the limited supply. When Biderman moved back

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home he began planning a restaurant to do this burger full time. The Company Burger opened in August, joining Freret Street’s fast-growing restaurant row. It’s an attractive spot, with a wideopen kitchen and a tight, usually crowded, collection of tables and communal dining bars. The staffers are nice as can be, though the restaurant’s format is so rigid some diners may still feel put off. The kitchen doesn’t stock lettuce or tomato and your cheese choices are American or nothing. The turkey burger is a little depressing. Its dry patty seems like an apology for the succulence of the standard burger, though perhaps it’s intended to balance the pork belly corn dog, which really should be split as an indulgent nibble rather than set upon as lunch. The twice-cooked fries are thick, crisp and excellent, especially when sampled with the half-dozen or so dips at the Company Burger’s self-serve mayo bar. The red onion rings also are very good. There’s no veggie burger, though you can eke out a decent meatless meal on the grilled cheese and the daily vegetable, procured from Hollygrove Market & Farm. The engineers of Freret Street’s revitalization made sure restaurants could easily get liquor licenses. The Company Burger takes full advantage with an unusually robust drink selection, including cocktails devised with help from the crew at Cure, the nearby upscale lounge. That was probably just a neighborly favor, but the Cure connection sure seems notable. Both places are particularly dedicated to the craft of their main attraction.

2010 Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $11-$12 Retail Grapes for this Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from Marlborough’s Awatere Valley in New Zealand. It was fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the fruit’s freshness and character. The wine has aromas of lime peel, grapefruit, green apple and grass, followed by vibrant flavors of kiwi, melon, and citrus. Drink it with grilled shrimp, peppery dishes, asparagus, artichokes, seafood and spicy Asian cuisines. Buy it at: Elio’s Wine Warehouse, Cork & Bottle, W.I.N.O., Breaux Mart in Uptown and Schiro’s Market and Deli. Drink it at: Orleans Grapevine, Mosca’s, Felipe’s Taqueria, Dooky Chase, Charlie’s Steak House, Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, Kim Son, Franky & Johnny’s, Russell’s Marina Grill, Andrea’s, Brick Oven Cafe, Zeke’s, Riccobono’s Peppermill and Wit’s Inn. — BRENDA MAITLAND

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interview Ro-Bear’s Snowballs (6869 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 737-5013). Everyone seems to have his or her favorite shop, and with spring gathering steam, now is the time to get reacquainted.

A little bit country, a little bit Creole

A new Mid-City bar has a few updates to the standard New Orleans tavern menu, and a live music schedule featuring blues, funk and some country acts. David McGee opened dmac’s (542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 304-5757) in late February, naming it for a moniker he picked up while playing college football. His brother Larry McGee is the general manager. The address was the shabby but delightfully funky Delta Blues Club before Hurricane Katrina, and it has housed a string of businesses since. The McGee brothers renovated the building during winter, and that work includes a large new kitchen. Here, chef Clayton Kendrick prepares lunch, dinner and late-night snacks daily. His menu includes burgers, hand-cut fries, gumbo, seafood beignets, po-boys on Vietnamese-style baguettes and daily specials ranging from tacos to barbecue. McGee says the bar will host live music two or three nights a week, with sets beginning around 7 p.m. An open mic night is in the works, too.

Food events abound

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CHEF/MANAGER, LIBERTY’S KITCHEN HEALTHY SCHOOL LuNCH PROGRAM Since forming in 2009, the nonprofit Liberty’s Kitchen (422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011; has taught job skills to teens and young adults at its Mid-City cafe and catering operation. In 2010, the group expanded by taking over food service at the New Orleans College Prep Charter School in Central City, besting several national vendors for the contract. Trainees in the Liberty’s Kitchen program prepare breakfast and lunch each day for the school’s 600 students, of whom 97 percent are eligible for a free or reducedprice lunch. Hackett has worked in New Orleans restaurants since 2000 and joined Liberty’s Kitchen last year. What’s on your lunch trays these days? hackett: The kids told me what they wanted to eat, so we’re cooking a lot of dishes they’re familiar with — red beans and rice, jambalaya, smothered greens with cornbread — but we’re cooking it from scratch and making it as healthy as possible. Pizza day is very popular, but our pizza has handmade dough, homemade sauce, lots of vegetables. I learned that veggie pizza is a lot more popular if you hide the veggies under the cheese. What are some of the challenges to improving school food? h: You have to work within certain limitations set by the uSDA, and it takes a lot of paperwork to keep track of it all. The thing with preparing fresh food is it has less calories than frozen, processed food, and you have to provide a certain number of calories for the guidelines. But we adjusted, adding more protein without just adding a lot of fat. That’s what you can do when it’s scratch cooking. What does this program mean for Liberty’s Kitchen trainees? h: Most have no work history before they come to us, which means they’ve never been assigned a task, completed it and been praised for it. Most of them are just a few years older than the kids they’re serving, they remember their own school experiences, and I think they want these kids to get something better. They know what they’re doing is more than just a job where they’d be pushing fries out. — IAN MCNuLTY

a sampling of restaurants — mostly from New Orleans, plus a few from elsewhere around Louisiana — and on March 24 and 25, starting at 11 a.m., they’ll sell samples of their food at the French Market. Admission is free. The Sterns contribute to the weekly NPR food program The Splendid Table, and the host of that nationally distributed show, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, will attend the festival’s kickoff party at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on March 23. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by onstage interviews with Kasper, the Sterns and Poppy Tooker, host of Louisiana Eats on WWNO 89.9 FM. Tickets are $60; proceeds benefit Cafe Reconcile, the nonprofit teaching restaurant in Central City. Visit for details. In last week’s feature on the city’s growing barbecue scene, I wrote about Hogs for the Cause, a cookoff and benefit to fight pediatric brain cancer that has turned into a full-fledged festival with bands, beer and lots of food. It’s March

24 at City Park, and details are at The same day brings the New Orleans International Beer Festival to Champions Square, that festival area in the shadow of the Superdome. Previously held in Mandeville and called the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, this event features a campus of beer gardens pouring 150 brews and a pay-one-price admission to sample the field. The event is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and details are at It’s also the weekend for Taste at the Lake, a civic-minded food festival in Lakeview from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, adjacent to the Robert Fresh Market (135 Robert E. Lee Blvd.). Lakeview neighborhood associations and other sponsors host the event, and they’ve invited about 40 restaurants and other food and drink purveyors to serve samples. Proceeds benefit a project to illuminate Lakeview’s New Basin Canal Park. Tickets start at $45. For details, visit

High Hat Cafe 4500 Freret St., 754-1336 Plump shrimp bask in a racy, sharp sauce.

Napoleon House 500 Chartres St., 524-9752 Shrimp remoulade overflows from an avocado.

Sammy’s Food Service & Deli 3000 Elysian Fields Ave., 947-0675 A heaping combo features shrimp remoulade and crabmeat ravigote.

Tamarind by Dominique 936 St. Charles Ave., 962-0909 A very spicy version comes over tempura-fried kohlrabi.

Upperline Restaurant 1413 Upperline St., 891-9822 The restaurant is home to the classic pairing with fried green tomatoes.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “Some coffee shop owners try to strike a balance by providing free Wi-Fi connections in two-hour windows, requiring patrons to make a purchase to get the Wi-Fi password. In some high-traffic Starbucks locations in New York City, managers have resorted to blocking access to electrical outlets, the idea being that laptop users will pick up and leave when their batteries run dry.” — From a Chicago Tribune article on tactics some coffee shops are adopting to limit the time laptop users occupy their tables. The paper reported that Sony is developing an electrical outlet that would be able to identify individual users and set limits on their electricity use.

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Falling between Mardi Gras and the music festivals of April, March is a good month to plan other events. So many event planners have figured this out, however, that March is very busy itself, as a look at upcoming food events on the calendar next week confirms. The weekend starts early, on Thursday, March 22, with Edible Evening, a fundraiser for the Edible Schoolyard program, which incorporates organic gardening and healthy cooking into the school curriculum. It’s held at the Samuel J. Green Charter School (2319 Valence St.), where 30 restaurants set up booths amid the garden beds. The cause, the setting and the enthusiasm of the participants made last year’s Edible Evening one of the more memorable food-themed benefits I’d attended in a while, and this year’s edition looks just as promising. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is $45. Visit for details. Next up, the New Orleans Roadfood Festival rolls back into town with a block party in the French Quarter and a kickoff party featuring visiting food media heavies. The festival is based on, a website from Jane and Michael Stern, the husband-and-wife team of country-roaming food hounds who have written several books (and for years wrote a column for the late Gourmet magazine) about the casual eateries. The Roadfood Festival collects






honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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

aMeRICaN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; — The Western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and French bread. The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 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. $$

TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BaR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10oz. 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. $ DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 304-5757; — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed poboys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white

lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www. — 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. $

GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www. — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slow-braised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, Reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks and fries with cheese or gravy. Other options include corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $ ZADDIE’S TAVERN — 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 832-0830 — Zaddie’s serves burgers, alligator sausage, boudin, tamales and meat or crawfish pies. Thursday’s steak night special features a filet mignon, butter-garlic potatoes, salad, grilled French bread and a soft drink for $15. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S BBQ GRILL — 3244 Severn Ave., Metairie, 322-2544; — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled or jerk chicken. Side items include smoked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw and Caribbean rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGeRS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www. — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CaFe CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 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 poboy. No reservations. Breakfast and

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 5811112; — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINeSe FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www. — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFee/DeSSeRt ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www. — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel,

OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www. — 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. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www. — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines. com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 3097335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demiglace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; www. — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CUBaN/CaRIBBeaN MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www. — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and page 39

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

remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 5254455; — 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. $$$


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served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI CG’S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL — 1100 Constance St., 722-3168; — Inside the Rusty Nail, CG’s offers a menu of sandwiches. The Piggly Wiggly features pulled pork on a sesame seed bun with coleslaw and pickle chips on the side. The Wild Turkey is layered with Granny Smith apple slices, provolone, bacon and garlic mayo. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$


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

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

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

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with Thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch,

try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www. — 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. $$

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FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www. — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes panseared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$



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BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; — This wine bar and restaurant serves creative dishes like tasso truffle mac and cheese with three cheeses and Mornay sauce, baby spinach salad with Maytag blue cheese and bacon lardons, and crispy duck breast with Grand Marnier sweet potatoes and vanilla-balsamic extract. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 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 Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semiboneless 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. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$




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MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www. — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and charbroiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — This surf shack serves CaliforniaMexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 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. $$$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — This music clubs serves dishes like fish and chips, spicy hot wings, tacos and more. There are weekly specials and vegetarian and vegan options. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT — 636 Franklin St., Gretna, 3013166; — Braxton’s serves a mix of salads, po-boys, deli sandwiches and entrees. Start a meal with oysters Louise, featuring fried oysters on a bed of spinach and cheese. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish strips, french fries, potato salad and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 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., 891-2376; www.

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 and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of poboys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; — The Store serves

SEAFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — Grand Isle offers seafood options from raw oysters to lobster St. Malo with combines Maine lobster, shrimp and mussels in seafood broth. Baked Gulf fish are served with compound chili butter, potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www. bigmommaschickenandwaffles. com — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations.

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STEAKHOUSE CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www.centraarchy. com — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks. com — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — The menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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Gambit > > march 20 > 2012

DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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Epic Drama The Tennessee Williams Festival presents writers, dramas and more. By Will Coviello


    Guare will talk about the play at a panel  (4 p.m. Friday, Hotel Monteleone) about  New Orleans’ free people of color. Other  speakers include mystery writer Barbara  Hambly, New Orleans Public Library  archivist Gregory Osborn and legal historian Daniel Sharfstein (The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race in America).  Guare also will travel to Baton Rouge,  where Louisiana State University  is developing a production of the play for the fall.     At the festival, Guare also will read from  Mr. Paradise at a presentation (8 p.m. Saturday at the Hotel Monteleone) of readings of Williams’ plays and essays by  stage and film actress Piper Laurie  and others.      “There are two playwrights who greatly  influenced Williams: Clifford Odets and  William Saroyan,” Guare says. “We’ve  lost touch with Saroyan’s voice — this  whimsical and merry voice. Tennessee loved him. Mr. Paradise is written in  that mode.”     A discussion (11:30 a.m. Sunday at  the Hotel Monteleone) of contemporary  theater will feature Guare and playwrights  Jewelle Gomez (Bones and Ash, Waiting for Giovanni), Martin Sherman (Bent, The Boy From Oz) and John Biguenet (Rising Water, The Vulgar Soul). Other writers and  guests at the festival include historian John M. Barry;  Victor Navasky, former editor and publisher of The Nation; actress Amanda Plummer; food writer John  Mariani; chef John Besh; and others.     During the festival, Southern Rep will open a production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The company  has not found a new home since vacating its theater  at The Shops at Canal Place, and the production  is at Michalopoulos Studio, one block from Stanley  and Stella Kowalski’s address in the play: 632 Elysian Fields Avenue.     “It’s like Blanche says, ‘There was nowhere else  to go, so I came here,’” says Southern Rep artistic  director Aimee Hayes, who plays Blanche DuBois in  the production.     “I’ve had the incredible luck to play Hamlet in an  ill-conceived production many years ago,” Hayes  says. “This will sound mystical, but when you say  these words written so long ago, it’s a deep pleasure. You become part of the tradition (of the play).  That’s touchy-feely, but it’s true. The writing is so  damn good.” 

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Tennessee Williams/  New Orleans Literary Festival Various locations

A Streetcar Named Desire 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun.  (Previews Wed.-Fri.; opening Sat.) Michalopoulos Studio 527 Elysian Fields Ave. 522-6545

Gambit > > march 20 > 2012

laywright John Guare (The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation) visited New  Orleans once before creating his 2010 work A Free Man of Color. And it was an inauspicious stopover.     “I was hitchhiking across the country in 1965,”  Guare says. “I stayed in some fleabag hotel. There  was a baby crying all night in the room next door.”     But that visit didn’t matter when it came to his  historical fiction about New Orleans at the time of  the Louisiana Purchase.      “New Orleans is a place in my mind,” Guare says  craftily. “And this one ceased to exist in 1803.”     In fact, one of the more useful sources he cites  when asked about his research was a book he found  from his college days at Yale — an account of the  Louisiana Purchase written on its 75th anniversary.     Guare will appear at the Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival (March 22-25) where  he will discuss his writing and read from Williams’  work. Now in its 26th year, the festival features  playwrights, poets, literary agents, panel discussions, theatrical presentations and programming that  reflects many aspects of New Orleans’ literary and  creative culture.      Guare’s A Free Man of Color is an epic account  of the geopolitical changes at stake — especially  in New Orleans — at the time of the Louisiana Purchase, when the United States doubled in size. A late  draft Guare presented to the director clocked in at  five hours, though by the premiere it had been pared  down to half that length. It featured a cast of more  than 30, and in the opening run in New York, hip-hop  artist Mos Def played two characters, a slave and  Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint L’Ouverture.     “That was the size of the story,” Guare says. “I  had to talk about what was going on in France and in  Washington at the time.”     Director George Wolfe (then at New York’s Public  Theater) originally approached Guare about creating  the piece. He wanted a Restoration-style comedy set  in New Orleans.     “I knew two beans about the Louisiana Purchase  and how it pushed America to empire,” Guare says.  “Adding the mixture of New Orleans to a white Protestant country was amazing. It was oil and water.”     In the play, Jacques Cornet (the son of a plantation  owner and a slave) is a free man of color and one  of New Orleans’ wealthiest citizens. He’s preoccupied with chasing women, particularly other men’s  wives, and the world’s changing maps, and there is  both gratuitous personal intrigue and absurd social  upheaval as Louisiana becomes part of the United  States and Cornet finds himself disenfranchised by  the new world order.


Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 faX: 504.483.3116

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TUeSDAY 20 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery — alcest, Deafheaven, barghest, 7 AllWays Lounge — Candyrat guitar, ewan Dobson, gareth pearson, Craig D’andrea, 10 Banks Street Bar — Kb Jones, 10 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Jeff albert Quartet, 10 BMC — Carolyn broussard, 5; Jeff Chaz band, 8; lagniappe brass band, 11 Cafe Istanbul — Kingdom of sharks, Degollado, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — tommy malone & bill malchow, 8; greensky bluegrass, 10:30

Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — alex bosworth, 9:30 The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — electric eel shock, sparrowhawk, microshards, 10 House of Blues — Young the giant, grouplove, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — ed “sweetbread” petersen, 8 The Maison — gregory agid Quartet, 6; magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mimi’s in the Marigny — michael Hebert & miss nola, 8 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — tony memmel, 8; Crunk witch, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh gar-

Old U.S. Mint — Victor atkins, 1 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — tom worrell, 5 The Sandbar at UNO — lynn arriale, 7 Siberia — magnetix, X-ray eyeballs, babes, buck biloxi & the fucks, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; tuba skinny, 6; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 10 Tipitina’s — Cherub, american royalty, machines are people too, 9

WeDneSDAY 21 12 Bar — brass-a-Holics, 9 AllWays Lounge — modern eldarados, 10 The Bakery — nu sensae, VHs, 9 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 The Beach — Chicken on the bone, 7:30 Big Al’s Deckbar Seafood & Blues — John lisi & Delta funk, 8 Blue Nile — United postal project, 8; gravity a, 11 BMC — andre bouvier, 6; blues4sale, 8; Deja Vu brass band, 11 d.b.a. — paul sanchez, alex mcmurray & washboard Chaz, 6; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 House of Blues — feed me, teeth, felguk, 9 Kerry Irish Pub — pat Cooper, 9 The Maison — new experience, 6; the Upstarts, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Cabinet, 6 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — for the love of music tour, 9; levi Douma, 10

St. Roch Tavern — J.D. Hill & the Jammers, 8

THURSDAY 22 12 Bar — meta the man, Vox & the Hound, 9 AllWays Lounge — marvin & the Cloud wall, Julie odell, 10 Banks Street Bar — rx filled, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — walter “wolfman” washington, 8 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 BMC — soula billy swamp boogie band, 5; andy J. forest, 8; Young pinstripe brass band, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — tom mcDermott & aurora nealand, 8 Circle Bar — fort wilson riot, glish, pals, 10 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; world be freeman, 10









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Hi-Ho Lounge — stooges brass band, 10 House of Blues (Parish) — motion City soundtrack, maniac, say Don’t play, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — John & emily, 8; Kelley mcrae, 9 Oak — Keith bernstein, 9 Preservation Hall — new birth brass band feat. tanio Hingle, 8 Republic New Orleans — brass bash benefit concert for luke’s House Clinic feat. stooges brass band, pinettes brass band, 6:30; sissy nobby, DJ Jubilee, nicky Da b, flyboy Keno, lucky lou, rusty lazer, JC styles, 10 Rivershack Tavern — linoleum blownaparte, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — lil pookie, 8:30 Siberia — Unnaturals, bruiser’s House of surf, DJ matty, DJ bunny, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — lynne arriale Quartet feat. wess anderson, 8 & 10 Tipitina’s — tao seeger brass band feat. ben Jaffe, Clint maedgen, freddie lonzo, rickie monie & Joe lastie, 9

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Circle Bar — long long long, grass is green, Jonathan parish, 10

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Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen st. Jug band, 10



Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis, 8 & 10



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AllWays Lounge — Shondes, Sun Year, 10 Banks Street Bar — Deep Roy, Life Without elvis, Parishoners, 9 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Soul Project, 10; Swampgreese feat. Terrance Higgins & Nigel Hall, 11 BMC — el DeOrazio & Friends, 3; Touchables, 6; Dana Abbot Band, 9; Lagniappe Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.

— Naydja CoJoe & the Jazz experience, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Soul express, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Mixed Nuts, 9:30 Rusty Nail — Karen Waldrup, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings, 10

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6

Tipitina’s — Malone Brothers, 10

Buffa’s Lounge — Jazz Vipers, 8

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Cafe Istanbul — Abney effect, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Davis Rogan Band, 7; Phil Lee, 10 Circle Bar — WTUL CD release feat. Au Ras Au Ras, Slangston Hughes, Cliff Hines, Saint Bell, 10 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Honey island Swamp Band, 10; Lightnin’ Malcolm, 2 a.m. Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — eric Traub Trio, 10 Dragon’s Den — end. User, Atek, Zander, Mr. Cool Badguy, Chump Change, Rmonic, N.L.i.C., 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Gallivan Burwell, 8

House of Blues — Scorseses, xDefinition, Punch Drunk Apollo, -ish, 10 Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Cathercist, The Botanist, 10 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 5; Justin Murphy & Betsy McGovern, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7 The Maison — Those Peaches, 5; ingrid Lucia, 7; The Werks, 10; Yojimbo, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Jack Grace Band, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu, 8; Mike True, 9; Dan Coyle, 10 Oak — Kristin Diable, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Thomas Johnson & the People, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Unnaturals CD release feat. Ape of Spain, Rotten Cores, 9 The Reserve of Orleans

Banks Street Bar — Black Snow, Rising Sun, Bad Grass, 10 The Blue Bengal — High Voltage, 10 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; The Mcgheez, 10; Mike Dillon Band feat. Yojimbo, 11 BMC — Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Band, 9; Ashton & the Big easy Brawlers Brass Band, midnight Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Bootleggers Bar and Grille — Gypsy elise & the Royal Blues, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Sacred Music Festival feat. Joel Colman, Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band, Aaron Spevak and others, 6:30 Carrollton Station — Susan Cowsill, Jimmy Robinson, Russ Broussard, Paul Clement, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Davina & the Vagabonds, 9 Circle Bar — Dieners, DJ Brice Nice, 10 Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 9 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — A Modest Proposal, A World Unknown, Timor Lupercus, Oceans Aftermath, No Need For Armor, 7 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Rebirth Brass Band, 11


Deutsches Haus — Danny O’Flaherty, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Dragon’s Den — Duppies, Switchers, Big, Fat & Delicious, 9 Dry Dock Cafe — Some Like it Hot!, 7 Emeril’s Delmonico — Bob Andrews, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hermes Bar — Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30 House of Blues — Poppa’s Party House, midnight Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Machete, 10 Hyatt Regency New Orleans — Anais St. John, 9 The Inn on Bourbon — Joe Ashlar, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Los Hombres Calientes feat. irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jaz Sawyer’s Crescent City Allstars, 8; Brass-A-Holics, midnight Kerry Irish Pub — Wheelhouse, 5; Hurricane Refugees, 9

Krazy Korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1 The Maison — Brent Walsh, 4; Magnitude, 7; Debauche, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Alvin Youngblood Hart, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Sara Vail, 7; Leftmore, 8; Clyde Albert, 9; John Renshaw, 10; A Fragile Tomorrow, 11

3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominic Grillo, 10

The Tavern — Snow Blind, 10 Tipitina’s — Space Capone, ArtOfficial, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Tropical Isle Original — Ray Fogg, 7

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Banks Street Bar — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 6

Old Point Bar — Dana Abbott, 9:30

Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Mainline, 10

Old U.S. Mint — Tornado Brass Band, 2

BMC — Soula Billy Swamp Boogie Band, 3; Louisiana Hellbenders, 6; Chapter: SOUL, 9

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Danny Alexander Band, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Kermit Ruffins, 9:30 The Saloon — Major Bacon, 5 Siberia — Teratism, Grave Ritual, excarnate, Serpentis, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Clark Vreeland, Spanky & the Love Handles, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Meghan Stewart & the Re-Boppers,

Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Cafe Istanbul — Sacred Music Festival feat. J.C. & Company, Bodhi3, Kora Konnection and others, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — indian Cigars, 6 Circle Bar — Aeon Now!, Geraniums, 10 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Los Po Boy Citos, 10 Finnegan’s Easy — Keiko Komaki, Robin Clabby, Chris Alford & guests, 2 Hi-Ho Lounge — Skin ’N’ Bones Gang, 6

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Hi-Ho Lounge — DeBauche, Black irish Texas, Leyya Tawil, Mike Khoury, 10

12 Bar — Mastermind einstein & friends, 9

Cafe Prytania can be a confusing place. The ongoing transformation from underage hangout Cafe Banquette to would-be hotspot Prytania Music & Spirits often comes across like a divorcee’s identity crisis, with metal nights butting up against movie nights or the Rebirth Brass Band. Beneficiaries of this everything-to-everyone lurch include local rock bands, a mainstay of the new live-music calendar, and Uptown music fans, whose neighborhood Gardens & Villa programming now extends beyond MAR Tipitina’s and Le Bon Temps Roule. 9 p.m. Tuesday As another landing pad for touring Cafe Prytania acts without much nationwide cachet, it’s also a boon for the likes of Jennifer 3445 Prytania St. O’Connor, the New York singer/songwriter 891-5773 who slipped in last week amid South By Southwest’s starting engines and Santa Barbara, Calif., quintet Gardens & Villa. The latter’s self-titled debut (Secretly Canadian) is among 2011’s secondhand pleasures: offbeat A-siders “Black Hills” and “Orange Blossom” framing an L.A. story full of depressurized pop and barometric funk, singer/flautist Chris Lynch casting every bass pump and glinting synth in a smoggy glow. King Rey and Gold and the Rush open. Tickets $5. — NOAH BONAPARTe PAiS


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House of Blues (Voodoo Garden) — Colin Lake, 3 Howlin’ Wolf — Reverend Horton Heat, 7 Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 Kerry Irish Pub — irish Session, 5; Patrick Cooper, 8 Krazy Korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1 The Maison — Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band, 4; Brad Walker, 7; Ashton Hines’ Big Easy Brawlers, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 Old Point Bar — Blues Frenzy, 3:30 One Eyed Jacks — Red Hot NOLA, James Andrews, Hot 8 Brass Band, Partners N Crime feat. Big Easy Bounce Band, 9

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Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey, 10; in & Out, 2 a.m. Tipitina’s — Sunday Youth Music Workshop feat. Johnny vidacovich, Chris Severin &

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Monday 26 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — N’awlins Johnnys, 10 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil Red & Big Bad, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — New Orleans Guitar Masters, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 6 Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 10 Kerry Irish Pub — Kim Carson, 9 The Maison — Royal Roses, 7; Super Jam, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Dave Easley, 8; Dave Maleckar, 9; Genial Orleanians, 10 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7 Siberia — Danny Diablo, Matt Maddox, Wake in the Nightmare, Charge the Mound, 10 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6;

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classical/concerts Christ Episcopal Church — 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-3177 — Sun: New Orleans Classic Brass, 5 Loyola University New Orleans — Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2074; www. — Sun: Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra spring concert feat. Mark O’Connor, 7 St. Anna’s Episcopal Church — 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; — Sun: Musica da Camera, 3 St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church — 7100 St. Charles Ave., 861-9514; — Fri: Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir, 7:30 St. Paul’s Episcopal School & Church — 6249 Canal Blvd., 488-1319; — Thu: Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir, 7:30 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Fri: Bach Around the Clock, 7; Sun: Members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 5; Sun: Jazz vespers Series feat. Ed Petersen, 9



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CHRONICLE (PG-13) — after three high school friends discover a mysterious substance that gives them superhuman powers, their lives unravel as one of the friends uses his newfound powers for evil. AMC Palace 20 DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (PG) — the computeranimated film based on the Dr. seuss book features Zac efron and taylor swift voicing characters. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 FRIENDS WITH KIDS (R) — longtime friends (Jennifer westfeldt and adam scott) decide to have a child together in the comedy also featuring Jon Hamm, Kristen wiig, maya rudolph and megan fox. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3-D (PG-13) — nicolas Cage returns as the marvel Comics antihero, who is hired by a secret church to save a boy

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SHAME (NC-17) — a sex addict (michael fassbender) is forced to confront his problem when his needy sister (Carey mulligan) comes to town and crashes at his apartment. Prytania THIS MEANS WAR (PG-13) — the friendship between a pair of Cia operatives is tested when both men fall for a beautiful blonde (reese witherspoon), causing them to engage in a battle for her love involving stunts and high-tech gadgets. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 A THOUSAND WORDS (R) — a selfish, fast-talking literary agent who is prone to stretching the truth (eddie murphy) finds a magical tree in his back yard that teaches him a valuable lesson. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS (PG-13) — a successful, wealthy businessman unexpectedly falls for the cleaning person at his office building in the tyler perry drama. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 UNDER THE SEA 3-D (G) — Jim Carrey narrates the documentary exploring the great barrier reef. Entergy IMAX

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Film movements tend to start small. Typically they involve a loosely connected group of filmmakers with shared ideas working toward some kind of innovation. The most important film movements get bigger after they prove highly influential and acquire impressive names like “Italian neorealism.” Then there’s mumblecore, a 10-year-old wave of independent movies that stick to tiny budgets, often feature nonprofessional actors and improvised dialogue, look like documentaries and generally champion smallness above all else. What happens when all that minimalism collides with its polar opposite — Hollywood? One thing that happens is Jeff, Who Lives at Home, the fifth feature film by Metairie-born-and-raised brothers and filmmaking partners Mark and Jay Duplass. The Duplass brothers have been linchpins of mumblecore since it began. Their early films, with names like The Puffy Chair and Baghead, hit big at indie film festivals but were not built for broad appeal. With 2010’s Cyrus, the Duplass brothers moved gingerly toward the multiplex, working with a Hollywood studio that had to convince the brothers to take some extra money to “spruce up” their movie. But the real difference in Cyrus, and especially in the earnest and endearing Jeff, Who Lives at Home, is the addition of talented and familiar actors who can take the Duplasses’ obsession with real-life characters and dialogue and make it work on the big screen. Of course, real life is messy and awkward, which can make individual scenes in a Duplass brothers movie difficult to watch. Jeff, Who Lives at Home is no exception. But Jason Segel saves the day in the title role as an appealingly loopy everydude, 30 years old and still living and smoking pot in his mom’s basement. Jeff ponders his destiny and searches for signs. His brother Pat (Ed Helms) is a jerk who neglects his wife (Judy Greer). Pat and Jeff both manage to torture their long-suffering mom (Susan Sarandon), who has issues of her own. Their paths intersect repeatedly on the single day covered by the movie. Pure coincidence propels the story, but the randomness feels pretty real. The film’s final 15 minutes are something you won’t see coming at all, and it will either make your day or make you roll your eyes. Jeff, Who Lives at Home also benefits from its distinct local flavor. Most Hollywood South movies could have been made anywhere. This one was shot in Baton Rouge and takes place there, but it has New Orleans on its mind. A restaurant called Cochon figures prominently in the story, and when two characters decide it’s finally time to cut loose and change their lives, they resolve to drive to New Orleans right then and there. It’s great to see the Duplass brothers bring it all back home. Sometimes local boys really do make good. — KEN KORMAN

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DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Your Planet Has Not Seen its Golden Age,” printmaking by Jesse Shaw and Erin Zona in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International convention, through April 8. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Prints and installations by Tim Dooley, Aaron Wilson, Derek Whitlock, Craig Branum and Ben Fox-McCord, through April 8. GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., 894-1588; — Mixed media on canvas and metal by Mike Klung, through March. GALLERY VERIDITAS. 3822 Magazine St., 2675991; — “Skin and Bone,” works by Joseph Holmes, Tracy McKay and Francisco Magallan, through April. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www. — “Twelve,” a group exhibition of 12 artists presenting 12” x 12” works, through April 15. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; — “Landfill,” a printmaking exhibition, through April 8. GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 8994687; www.guylymanfineart. com — Mixed media with mechanical light sculptures by Jimmy Block, ongoing. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 5257300; www.heriardcimino. page 57




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ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 298-3161; — “Object Play,” prints and sculpture by Katie Murken, Christopher Michlig, Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford, through April 8.

paintings and prints by Keith Perelli, through March. ATELIER-MAGASIN. 3954 Magazine St. — Wood and metal sculpture by Kelly Guidry; photographs by Amy James; portraits by Clay Judice Jr.; paintings by George Marks; all ongoing. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — Prints by Sean Star Wars and Aaron McNamee in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International convention, through April 7. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; www. — Works by 15 local and regional artists including Martin LaBorde, ongoing.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; — “Songs for the Gulf Coast,” paintings by Susan DowningWhite, through March.


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HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 5849867 — “Reflections through a Lens: the Genre of Self-Portraiture,” photographs, gravures and paintings by tina Freeman, Sylvia Plachy, Josephine Sacabo, Elizabeth Shannon and Mimi Stafford, through April 7. JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by tom Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg. com — “Smalls for the Walls,” miniature paintings by Michelle Conques, through March. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; — “Primordial and Sacred,” works by Deedra Ludwig, through April 14. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — Paintings by Shay Kun, through March. MYSTIC BLUE SIGN SHOP. 2212 Magazine St., 525-4691 — “the Decorated Letter,” a group exhibition interpreting the alphabet, through March.

NOUVELLE LUNE. 938 Royal St., 908-1016 — Works using reclaimed, re-purposed or salvaged materials by Linda Berman, Georgette Fortino, David Bergeron, Kelly Guidry and tress turner, ongoing. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “Reflections in the South,” oil paintings by Edward Bear Miller, through March. PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; www. — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 8966369; www.newmanschool. org — “Highlands & Lowlands,” paintings by Campbell Hutchinson and Allison Stewart, through April 5. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; — Works

SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Barry Kaiser: A Photographic Restrospective”; “Sex&Death&Rock&Roll,” photographs by Sean Yseult; both through April 7. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — Works by Ulises toache; “In Print,” works by Suzanne Carmack; both through March. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8928650; — “Engagement,” works by Gerald Cannon, Jessica Danby, Laura Gipson and Kathy Rodriguez, through April 7. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Symbiosis,” prints and mixed-media drawings by Laura Richens, through April 8. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 5689050 — Prints and sculpture by Elizabeth Catlett; a group exhibition of works inspired by Romare Bearden; both through March. TAYLOR/BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 5270072 — “Blood Relatives,” works by Fred Stonehouse; “Drips, Drops and Ink Blots,” works by Mark Hosford; both through April. THREE RIVERS GALLERY. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 8922811; www.threeriversgallery. com — Works by Gail Glassman, through May 10. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “thINK,” a touring exhibition by the Boston Printmakers in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International Conference, through April 1. UPTOWN POPUP ART GALLERY. 7835 Maple St. — “Preludes,” works by Charles H. trapolin, through April 7.

call for artists FRIENDS OF THE HARBOR CENTER. Adult and student artists living in St. tammany Parish are invited to create and submit pinatas to be showcased at a gala May 5. Cash prizes also will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in adult and student categories. Call (985) 781-

3650 for details. Submissions deadline is April 23. MICHAEL P. SMITH FUND FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards a $5,000 grant to a photographer residing in Gulf Coast states. Visit for details. Application deadline is March 30. MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO. the annual festival (May 18-20) seeks artists to participate in an art market during the event. Email art@ or visit for details. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. the organization seeks entries for its annual National Juried Artists Exhibition, which opens July 14 and is judged by New Orleans Museum of Art modern and contemporary art curator Miranda Lash. Email info@ or visit for details. Submissions deadline is March 31.

museums CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — “NOLA NOW, Part II: Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape (1986 & 2012)”; “Spaces,” works from artist co-ops Antenna, the Front and Good Children Gallery; both through June 10. “Expose,” works from artist co-ops Parse Gallery, Staple Goods Collective and t-Lot, through Oct. 7. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces in an Effort to Make Sense of it All,” outdoor installation by Dawn Dedeaux, through March 30. “Furnishing Louisiana, 1735–1835,” an exhibition exploring early Louisiana furniture and woodworking, through June 17. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts; both ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St.,

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It’s been said New Orleans is the “northernmost city of the Caribbean,” but that also may be the only reasonable explanation for much of south Louisiana as well. It’s only appropriate that tHRu Jose Bedia: Lafayette artist Francis X. Pavy’s Recent Paintings aprIl paintings, inspired by 200 years Heriard-Cimino Gallery of Louisiana statehood, turned 440 Julia St., 525-7300 up next door to Cuba native Jose Bedia’s paintings, at Arthur Roger and Heriard-Cimino galleries respectively. Pavy’s imagery is more outwardly colorful, as we see in his exotic Birds of North America painting, a visual reminder of Louisiana’s placement as a major flyway for migrating wild fowl. Red Raft (pictured) is a schematic arrangement of such symbolic forms as Captain Shreve’s steamboat, swamp grass and dark rain, snakes and sailor’s knots amid logs burning as brightly as a biblical portent, all united by a sense of looming epiphany. In Modern Times, the landscape is studded with broken chains and streamlined trains, the sun, stars and the Huey P. Long Bridge arranged like an old-time Catholic miracle in the form of an improbable vision of progress. Pavy is good at this. A singular aesthetic miracle worker, Bedia cuts to the quick with swashbuckling earth-toned paintings that depict a variety of Caribbean spirits and, occasionally, his wife. Raised in the Palo Monte tradition of Afro-Cuban Santeria, Bedia has dedicated his life to the art of shamanic wisdom wherever he may find it. Tata Ngombe depicts a seer who has taken the form of a forest creature bristling with weird energies. Makishi is like a Central African spirit mask come to life. But Mato Inyan is a stylized rendition of Lakota chief Rocky Bear as a skull-shaped landscape representing Wounded Knee, the scene of the infamous massacre of Native Americans by federal troops too frightened to see the Lakotas were only seeking safe passage. they passed as spirits arising from carnage, commemorated here in Bedia’s stark tribute. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDt

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NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, through April 8, and more.


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OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — “the Created World of Enrique Alferez,” sculpture and works on paper by the artist, through April 2, and more. SOUTHEASTERN AR-

CHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Jones Hall, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; — “IlluminEAting,” photographs by Meredith Beau, through June 10, and more.

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ThEATEr ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Marquette Theatre, Marquette Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 8652074; www.montage.loyno. edu — artemis preeshl directs loyola students in the william shakespeare play about a woman who dupes her family. tickets $12 general admission, $8 students, children and seniors. 8 p.m. march thursdaysaturday.

BECKY SHAW. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; — Jonathan mares productions presents gina gionfriddo’s comedy, in which a newlywed couple’s attempt to get dates for their romantically challenged friends goes awry. Call 758-5590 or email for reservations. tickets $12 thursday, $15 friday-saturday. 8 p.m. friday-saturday. BIG BOSOM BUDDIES. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www. — ricky graham and Varla Jean merman perform duets, cabaret favorites and pay tribute to Joan Crawford and bette Davis in the original comedy revue. tickets $25. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday. KISS KISS JULIE. Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road — based on the august strindberg play Miss Julie, artspot productions’ interactive performance takes the audience on a risque romp through a 200-year-old home.

THE LION KING. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; www. — animals are brought to life in the tony award-winning stage production based on the animated Disney film. tickets $40-$153 (plus fees). 8 p.m. tuesday-saturday, 6:30 p.m. sunday (except april 15), 2 p.m. saturday and and 1 p.m. sunday, through april 15. MOON OVER BUFFALO. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 8931671; www.playmakersinc. com — in Ken ludwig’s farce, fading stars on the brink of a breakup get one last chance at stardom. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday. NUNSENSE. Cutting Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www. — after the cook at the little sisters of Hoboken accidentally poisons and kills some convent members, five sisters put on a talent show to raise funds to bury the deceased nuns in the musical comedy. tickets $18.50. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday through march. ON THE AIR. Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — bob edes Jr., troi bechet, gary rucker and others star in the musical that pays tribute to the heyday of radio broadcasts. 8 p.m. friday, 11 a.m. sunday. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Michalopoulos Studio, 527 Elysian Fields Ave. — southern rep produces the tennessee williams drama at the same block where the

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. — local artists and celebrities asali DeVan ecclesiastes, adella gautier, Janet shea, Carol sutton and others appear in the production of eve ensler’s monologue play. proceeds from the show benefit Crescent House and the YwCa of greater new orleans. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. 7 p.m. friday-saturday. WELCOME TO DESIRE. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; — nari tomassetti reimagines tennessee williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire as a ribald original work. tickets $13. 8 p.m. thursday and sunday, 10 p.m. saturday.

BurlESquE & CABArET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday. QUEENS OF BURLESQUE. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569; www.thejoytheater. com — rick Delaup and the new orleans burlesque festival present a performance by festival titleholders perle noire, Coco lectric, ginger Valentine and other dancers. tickets $25 general admission, $30 reserved seating. 8 p.m. and 10:30 pm. saturday. SLOW BURN BURLESQUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the burlesque troupe presents its sci-fi-themed “burlesque to the future.” email or visit www.slowburnburlesque. com for reservations. tickets $15 general admission, $20 Vip seating. 11 p.m. friday.

DANCE LES GITANS. Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net — the Collective presents the theater and dance piece about two contrasting communities who must work together when a natural disaster sweeps across the universe. tickets $12 general admission, $10 children and artist inc. members, free for children under 3. Visit www. page 61

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THE BATTLE OF SHALLOWFORD. Rivertown Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — in ed simpson’s play, residents of a fictional small town fall for orson welles’ famous “war of the worlds” radio cast and take to the streets to battle the invading martians. tickets $30 general admission, $28 students and seniors, $15 children. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2:30 p.m. sunday through april 2.

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AUDITIONS LYSISTRATA. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; — Cripple Creek Theatre holds auditions for its May production. Email to set up an audition time. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

FAMILY CINDERELLA. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 8852000; — JPAS Theatre Kids! perform in the stage adaptation of the Disney animated film. Tickets $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors, $10 children. 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday and 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday and April 1.

STAGE EVENTS FRINGE FEST PILLOW TALK AND A SHOT. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge. com — Joe Furnari facilitates a discussion with guest artists Nina Nichols, Pam Davis-Noland, C.J. Hunt, Nari Tomassetti and Ben Harlow about life after Fringe Fest. Visit for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. CHRIS & TAMI. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Chris Trew and Tami Nelson perform a tag-team style, hourlong improv comedy set. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-

COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY ROLL. Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar, 1340 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-6088; — The restaurant hosts a free stand-up comedy showcase. 9 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — The theater hosts a safe-for-allages team comedy competition. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. THE FIGHTING SPIRIT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Two teams compete in the improv comedy battle. Tickets $5. 9:30 p.m. Thursday. GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. — The theater hosts the long-form improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 8:30 p.m. Friday. HASHTAG NOLA COMEDY. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The theater’s monthly stand-up showcase features local and out-of-town comedians. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday.

JEFF D. & COMPANY. Anything Geauxs, 1540 W. Lindberg Drive, Slidell, 722-2101 — Mattie Catania and Rhonda Bordelo

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also perform at the stand-up comedy show. Tickets $5. 10 p.m. Saturday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. LOUISIANA’S FUNNIEST PERSON. Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans. com — The casino hosts the weekly competition for comedians living in Louisiana, with semi-finals held monthly and finals on April 25. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, and the details of which are turned into improv comedy. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — The audience interactive comedy show features live local music. Call 523-7469 or visit for tickets. Tickets $8 online, $15 at the door. 10 p.m. Saturday. OPEN MIC STAND-UP. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — The theater hosts the free open mic. 11 p.m. Friday. STUPID TIME MACHINE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — The improv comedy troupe performs. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 8659190; — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts 9 p.m. Wednesday.


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EVENTs TUEsDAY 20 FRENCH QUARTER WINE FESTIVAL. Le Meritage, 1001 Toulouse St., 522-8800; www.lemeritagerestaurant. com/ — the festival pairs food by chef michael farrell with wines from a variety of vineyards. Dinners range from $97-$175, plus tax and tip. Visit for details. tuesday-wednesday through april 25.

WEDNEsDAY 21 BOB WOODWARD. Tulane University (McAlister Auditorium), 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5196; www.mcalister. — the investigative reporter known for his work on the watergate scandal presents a lecture and Q&a. free admission. 8 p.m. FASHION WEEK NEW ORLEANS. Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., 586-0004; — the retailers and designers featured in more than 35 fashion shows vy for the top Designer prize in the event benefiting no/ aiDs task force, Dress for success and the fashion institute of new orleans. Visit for the full schedule and other details. wednesday-saturday. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon.

THURsDAY 22 BRASS BASH. Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; www. — wDsU anchor latonya norton and actor bryan batt host the concert with the stooges and pinettes brass bands that benefits luke’s House Clinic, a free healthcare provider. Visit for details. tickets $100 patron party, $25 general admission. patron party 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. concert. AN EDIBLE EVENING. Samuel J. Green Charter School, 2319 Valence St., 896-4086 — the garden party featuring live music and food from more than 20 restaurants benefits edible schoolyard, the organic gardening and educational program featured in five new orleans charter schools. Call 267-9053 or visit for details. admission $45. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ENERGY SMART PRESENTATION. New Orleans Public Library, Central City Brand, Mahalia Jackson Center, building C, room 235, 2405 Jackson Ave.; www.nutrias. org — the program discusses entergy new orleans’ energy efficiency program that provides audits and cash rebates to customers who take steps to increase the efficiency of their homes and businesses. Call (866) 721-0249 or email for details. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh. org — Heart health is the theme for the event featuring a presentation by Dr. elise nicaud, health screenings, food, drinks and giveaways. free admission for Health

THE LENS SPRING SALON. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; — the online investigative news outlet hosts a panel featuring local experts discussing the juvenile criminal justice system. Visit for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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FRiDAY 23 HALLELUJAH BYE AND BYE: FUNERAL PROCESSIONS IN GHANA AND NEW ORLEANS. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; — the event explores the relationship between musical funerals in west africa and new orleans with a jazz funeral demonstration by michael white, a screening of steven feld’s a por por funeral for ashirifie, and a panel discussion with feld and other scholars. free admission. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. JULIA JUMP. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; — the preservation resource Center’s fundraiser features live music, a silent auction, food from local restaurants and music by Clockwork elvis (patron party) and Deacon John (main event). Call 581-7032 or visit for details. admission starts at $75. patron party 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. general admission. NEW ORLEANS ROADFOOD FESTIVAL. Jane and michael stern’s roadfood. com hosts the festival in the french market with food from restaurants from louisiana and outside the state, beginning with a kickoff party at the royal sonesta Hotel (300 bourbon st.) featuring the splendid table’s lynne rossetto Kasper and others. Visit for the full schedule and other details. friday-sunday. NOLA PYRATE WEEK. the 10-day-long event benefits wetlands restoration and preservation and includes volunteer opportunities, a merchants market, live entertainment, a “pyrate wench pageant” and more. Visit for the full schedule and other details. friday-monday, then daily through april 1. SECRET GARDENS TOUR. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; — the annual tour of private gardens in the Uptown area aims to raise funds and awareness for brain injury recovery. the event also features book readings and signings, live music and an outdoor boutique. Call 838-3098 or visit for details. guided tours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. friday, page65

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SATuRdAy 24 ADVANCE CREATIVE REVIEW AND RESOURCE DAY. Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., 581-1000; www. — AIGA New Orleans hosts the event that features a portfolio review, breakout sessions, a panel discussion with creative professionals, prize giveaways and more. visit for details. Admission free for AIGA student members, $20 student non-members, $25 AIGA professional members, $40 nonmembers. 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BONEFISH GRILL FUNDRAISING NIGHT. Bonefish Grill, 4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-9964; — the newly opened outpost of the seafood chain hosts a fundraiser with appetizers, specialty cocktails and craft beers to benefit the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. Call 885-2000 or visit www.jpas. org for details. Admission $35.

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. BRASS AND GLASS. Creative Glass at YAYA, 3924 Conti St., 529-3306; www. — the benefit for the YAYA CreativeGlass glass studio features performances by treme Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band, an art auction and refreshments. Admission $5. 7 p.m. CATHEDRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL AUCTION & FUNDRAISER. Brown Mansion, 4717 St. Charles Ave. — the fundraiser for the school features an open bar, food and a performance by the Big Daddy All-Stars. email or visit cathedralmontessorischool for details. Admission $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CONGO SQUARE NEW WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the festival celebrating the sounds and traditions originating from the African Diaspora features live music, an arts market, food vendors and more. visit www. for the full schedule and other details. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. HOGS FOR THE CAUSE. City Park, 1 Palm Drive — the event is a pork cook-off and benefit for pediatric brain cancer that also features live music by trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, voice

of the Wetlands All-Stars, the Gourds and others. visit for details. Admission $10. 10:30 a.m. HOLY NAME OF JESUS SCHOOL GALA. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; — “Arabian Nights” is the theme for the school’s fundraiser with dinner, auctions and live music by the Levee Dawgs. Call 861-9709, email or visit for details. Admission $60 in advance, $70 at the door. 7 p.m. JUNIOR LEAGUE KITCHEN TOUR. the group hosts tours of kitchens in Uptown and Old Metairie homes. Call 891-5845 or visit www.jlno. org for details. Admission $30 in advance, $35 a the door. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL. Champions Square, MercedesBenz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www. — the inaugural event features unlimited sampling of more than 150 beers, plus food, music and games. visit for details. tickets $40 general admission, $75 vIP admission, $20 designated drivers. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. NORTHSHORE KIDNEY WALK. Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 page 67

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SON OF A SAINT GALA. Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., 522-1922; — Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason hosts the gala for the nonprofit sports-oriented youth mentoring program. visit for details. Admission $200. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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TASTE AT THE LAKE. 135 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Lakeview — the event features more than 40 restaurants, live music and open bars to benefit a project to illuminate Lakeview’s New Basin Canal Park. Visit www. for details. Admission $45 in advance, $55 at the event, $100 patron party. Patron party 6 p.m., general admission 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WALK MS NEW ORLEANS. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St. — the two-mile walk benefits the National MS Society’s research and programs. Visit for details. Free admission. 8 a.m. WTUL RECORD RAID. Tulane University, Zimple Quad, corner of Broadway and Zimple Streets — WtUL hosts the annual sale of LPs, 45s, 78s, cassettes, CDs and consumer audio equipment. Visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CANCER CRUSADERS JAZZ BRUNCH AND GOLF TOURNAMENT. Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St. — the local nonprofit that raises money for cancer research hosts the events. Email for details. Jazz brunch 11 a.m. Sunday, golf tournament Monday. DOG DAY AFTERNOON. City Park, Big Lake Lawn — the LA/SPCA’s walk-a-thon and festival features prize giveaways, food, children’s games, dog contests and performances, live music by Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys and more. Call 762-3307 or visit for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL BLUE JAY BAZAAR. Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., 483-3816 — the bazaar features live entertainment, games, food booths and jewelry, liquor and cash raffles. Call 483-3947 for details. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. LG ELECTRONICS ECYCLING EVENT. MercedesBenz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www. — In anticipation of the NCAA Final Four event in New Orleans, LG provides an opportunity for residents to drop off used, unwanted, obsolete or damaged electronics to be recycled. the drop-off location is in parking lot 4 of the Superdome. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ONCE UPON A VINE. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888 — Martin Wine Cellar’s annual event features more than 150 wines, a selection of cheeses, pates and charcuterie and live music. Call 896-7300 or visit for details. Admission $60. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. REFRIGERATOR ART AUCTION & GALA. The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St., 586-1309 — the International School of Louisiana’s annual fundraising event features an art auction, food, an open bar and a patron party hosted by actor Wendell Pierce. Call 274-4588 or visit for details. tickets $60 in advance, $100 at the door, $125 patron party. 5 p.m. patron party, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. gala. WHO’S WHO IN “I DO” BRIDAL SHOW. Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Iberville St., 566-7006; — hosts the event featuring wedding experts and vendors, a bridal fashion

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ALEX V. COOK. Maple Street Book Shop at Bayou St. John, 3122 Ponce de Leon St.; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — the author signs and discusses Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in Louisiana’s Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks and Dance Halls. 6 p.m. thursday. ANN BENOIT. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; — the author signs Broussard’s Restaurant and Courtyard Cookbook. 1 p.m. Saturday.




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KIT WOHL. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www. — the author signs and discusses New Orleans Classic Brunches. 3 p.m. Saturday. “THE WOMEN OF KATRINA: HOW GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS MATTER IN AN AMERICAN DISASTER”. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — Editors Elaine Enarson and Emmanuel David and several contributors sign the anthology. 6 p.m. Saturday.


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

Rentals &

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

‘09 HONDA PILOT EX $19,995 504-368-5640

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Real Estate

Jeannie LMT #3783-01. Flexible appointments. Uptown Studio or Hotel out calls. 504.894.8856 (uptown)








Special Needs Cat

9 yr old , spayed, gentle, quiet and litter trained. She is de-wormed and has gotten all of her shots including rabies vaccine. No fleas. She MUST be an inside house as she has FIV. The perfect home would be with no children or other pets and in a stable environment. Non-smoking home only. 619-309-7354 or email

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



Male lab pt mix. 6 years old. All shots. 944-7733 ANNOUNCEMENTS


ERIC DUANE DENNIS CASE NO: 09-0251DR PETITIONER, VS. SALLY A. DENNIS RESPONDENT. TO: SALLY A. DENNIS Order of Publication It appearing from the bill in this cause, which is sworn to that the residence and current address of the above listed defendant, SALLY A. DENNIS, unknown and cannot be served with process, It is therefore ordered publication be made for four consecutive weeks in THE GAMBIT WEEKLY, a newspaper published in NEW ORLEANS, ORLEANS PARISH, LOUISIANA, requiring the above listed defendant, SALLY A. DENNIS, appear before the clerk of said court on or before thirty days after the last publication hereof and make defense to the bill filed in the above cause, which seeks DIVORCE or otherwise said bill be taken for confesses and cause proceeded with exparte. This the 22nd day of FEBRUARY, 2012 John A.W. Bratcher, Clerk of said Court, By: Lori Finch, Deputy Clerk. Solicitors for Plaintiff: APRIL WATKINS TO BE RUN; 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 & 3/27/2012

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Chip/Spot Repair - Colors Available Clawfoot tubs for sale Southern Refinishing LLC Certified Fiberglass Technician Family Owned & Operated 504-348-1770


Trane 3 Ton Replacement System $3990 Installed Expires 3/31/12 504-465-0688 Air Conditioning Heating


Tile Grout Cleaning, Color Sealing, Grout repair, Shower Restoration, Natural Stone Care, Tile Replacement, Recaulking. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Jay Broadwell, 504-309-2509.


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


baby momma TAX SERVICE


* Small Jobs *Repairs *Carpentry *Painting *Install AND MORE! Insured & Priced-Right Harry’s Helpful Ace Hardware Uptown * 504-896-1500 Metairie * 504-896-1550


Certified Grade “A” Turf St. Augustine, Tifway Bermuda Centipede, Zoysia. WE BEAT ALL COMPETITORS! 504-733-0471


Pet & Garden Center GREEN GRASS - REAL FAST The Only Certified Grade A St. Augustine Sod For New Orleans Conditions. Save with our Do-It-Yourself Lawn Maintenance Program. 733-8572.





Tel: 888-644-2467

Now Hiring Server/Bar. Apply M-Th, 2-4pm WB location.

UPSCALE SALON UPTOWN BOOTH RENTAL Available for stylist. $200/week Appy at 3634 Magazine St, NOLA


Airbrush & Media Makeup Artists For: Ads,TV Film, Fashion. Train & Build Portfolio in 1 week. Lower Tuition for 2012


Drivers: Ours have Free Health Ins plus Great Pay & Bonuses! Regional Work! LPG Experience a plus. CDL-A with X-end, 1 yr T/T Exp. Req. Owner Operators Welcome 1-888-380-5516.

MISCELLANEOUS Pinelands Preservations

Seeks independent laborers, landscapers and/or handymen to perform property maintenance. Visit www., or call Aaron, 831-222-0044 for more info.


WIT’S INN Bar & Pizza Kitchen Pizza Maker & Bartender w/ food experience

Apply in person Mon-Fri,1-5pm 141 N. Carrollton Ave. RETAIL

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

Warren Raymond Lawn Care Uptown Specialist 504-831-7411

PEST CONTROL Kills Bedbugs & Roaches

With Harris Bed Bug Killer & Harris Roach Killer. Odorless, non-staining formulas. Will rid your home of bed bugs & kill roaches for up to 1 year. Guaranteed. Makes 2 gallons. Available at: Johnny’s True Value, 2001 Mirabeau Ave & United Hardware, 735 Elysian Fields.


Home of the $650 Termite Damage Repair Guarantee! WE DO IT ALL... Termites, Roaches, Rats & Ants Too. New Orleans Metro - 504-834-7330 2329 Edenborn, Metairie


Sewer & Drain Cleaning Specialists Plumbing Repair Specialists New Orleans 504-522-9536. KennerJefferson 504-466-8581. Westbank 504-368-4070. Laplace 985-6520084. Mandeville 985-626-5045. Slidell 985-641-3525. MENTION GAMBIT FOR A DISCOUNT





FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES 2 mi west of Airport on Airline Hwy Mon - Sat, 9-5 504-466-8813




Specializing in Saltwater Systerms Service, Maintenance, Repair 504-270-7307

LEGAL SERVICES Need Something Notarized?

24hrs/7days Traveling Notaries Melissa Culotta - (504) 473-1215 Isabelle Montelepre (504) 220-2503

FT or PT Tailor is needed for ladies clothing store. Experience preferred.

Apply in person @ 1514 St Charles Ave.


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY New Orleans Health Magazine-For Sale

Only $18,000 with no royalties. Nice profit potential. Call Greg for all the details, (985) 966-7777

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REAL ESTATE Call (504) 483-3100



WAREHOUSE DISTRICT #208: New renov, beautiful hdwd flrs, granite cntrs & top of the lineapp. Lg 1br/1ba 720 sq ft on atrium! Rooftop pool & cabana. $229,000 #504: Beaut renv 5th fl corner. Chef’s kitc & open bar into lg liv & din w/ wall of windows. 1 pkng in int garage. $395,000. E.J. Maysonave (504) 554-6210



520 St. Phillip #3 399K

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

FQ Townhouse Building. Fully renovated 1830’s. Spacious 2BR w/private patio. Slate flrs, granite, ss, brick & beams. Elevator access to rooftop terrace.E.J. Maysonave (504) 554-6210

732 Gov. Nicholls - $890,000

Classic Greek Revival Townhome has lovely historic details: marble mantles, Zubar wallpaper, lush private ctyd & 2 story rear guesthouse w kitchen. Offst parking for two cars, balcony overlooking he Quarter. Dorian M. Bennett 504.236.7688 Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s international Realty, 504.944.3605. Each office Independently owned & operated.





“Shot Gun Style” 2/2 King Size Travertine Baths Gourmet Kitchen. $349,000 Property New Orleans Susan Morrow, 504-231-2445


Cozy 1 bdrm condo in heart of Marigny Triangle. Offst pkg. Short walk to French Qtr. Balcony, ctyd. Only $159K. Carol, 504-908-3605. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty, 504.944.3605. Ea office Independently owned & operated.

1201 Canal St - PH 653

One of a Kind Penthouse! Open House April 1, 1-3pm. Shrimp & Grits by Mia’s Balcony. $995,000. Lauren Maginnis 504220-4044. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s international Realty, 504.944.3605. Each office Independently owned & operated.

214 Chartres #1 $849K

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New Listing. Hidden Gem! Lg (2300sf) 2br/2ba, wet bar, spacious living & INTERIOR COURTYARD. E.J. Maysonave (504) 554-6210

Magnificent 2 br, 2 ba. hi ceil, hdwd flrs, covered balc, patio & pool. $499,000. Brigitte Fredy, 504-6164044, Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated. 948-3011 X110.

922-24 Dauphine St. $875K Four 1 bedroom apartments. Parking for 5+ cars.

938 Royal St. A $215K Great location for this condo. Perfect for your weekend getaways! Quaint & comfortable. 1 br, great kit & bath.

835 Royal St. $349.5K Great location, secluded hideaway! Spac 2 br, 2 marble tile baths. Small rear balc overlooking garden.

617 Duphine St. $268K Spacious light filled condo. Great floor plan. Fabulous pool and courtyard. Being sold furnished. In the heart of the quarter.

Paula Bowler, Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 •

Best Value in French Qtr

1020 ESPLANADE #103. Lovely 2 br, 2 ba condo, high ceil in den, sparkling pool, courtyd, fenced pkg. Private attached alley could be dog run. $339K. Lana Sackett, Gardner Realtors, 504352-4934.

Courtyard Studio

514 DUMAINE, Unit 6. Charming 2nd flr studio perfectly located, 1BR , French doors open to balcony. Parking avail. Asking $104,000. Judy Fisher, Inc, 504-388-3023.

Esplanade Condo - 115K

Two-story renovated townhouse condo with all the amenities. Tasteful kitchen with maple cabinets and stainless appliances, central A/H, pool and dedicated off-street parking spot, & 1 block to the French Quarter. Agents protected. Call 525-3067 O/A

Exq. Irish Channel Dbl

Exquisite Irish Channel double. Gutted to the studs & wonderfully renovated. CA&H, granite cntrtps, inside laundry, wood flrs in mint move-in condition. Great tenant on one side pays $995 per month. 538-40 Philip Street. $269,000. Michael L. Baker, Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 Cell 504-606-6226. Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission with offices in the historic Lower Garden District of New Orleans

JAX BREWERY French Quarter’s Finest

N * 1/1 Riverviews $495,000 J * Rare 3/3 1750 sq. ft $695,000 H * Jackson Square 2/2 $795,000 All easy access to River Terrace E.J. Maysonave (504) 554-6210


Historic Garden District luxury renov. 3 BR, 2.5 BA. Premium finishes & fixtures. Sophisticated & tasteful. $960,000. Ricky Lemann, 504-4606340. Keller Williams Realty N.O. 504862-0100. Each office Independently owned & operated.

1310 Eagle St

3BR, 2 BA, cute cottage near Oak St. $96K. Also avail - Unique property w/ 2 buildings at 1300 Eagle St and Vacant lot at 1304 Eagle St. Judy Fisher REALTORS 504-388-3023.


Beautifully appointed 3/2, double parlor in Garden District. . Courtyard, cocktail pool. $525,000. Ricky Lemann, 504-460-6340. Keller Williams Realty N.O. 504-862-0100. Each office Independently owned & operated.

3000 St. Charles #102

2/2 condo. 1st floor. All the bells & whistles. One of a kind! $650K. Lauren Maginnis 504-220-4044. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s international Realty, 504-944-3605. Each office Independently owned & operated.


Parades & streetcar at your doorstep! Unique 2bd condo. Dramatic open flr plan w/cathedral ceilings & period stained glass windows Gated off street pkng. $249,900. Josee Francher Kantak, (504) 427-3333. Gardner Realtors, (504) 891-6400. Licensed Realtor in Louisiana, Francher Perrin Group

3821 LAUREL ST. #5

1 BR, 1 BA, 2 blks to Magazine St. . - Chic Condo Conversion. Offst pkg, ss appl, marble bath, intercom, w/d. $119K. Patrick Tucker, 504-908-6364. Property New Orleans LLC 231-2445.

Ann de Montluzin Farmer


Historic House and Luxury Home Specialist

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737

Residential /Commercial Sales and Leasing, Appraisals.

Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

Building on a real estate heritage since 1905


927 DAUPHINE STREET $1,895,000 An excellent example of an early creole cottage set in a serene compound. Beautiful courtyard with mature plantings in a classic partere garden. Property consists of the main house, 4 income producing apartments and a large bonus space-- office, workshop, gym, etc. Parking for multiple cars. Great location.

Paula Bowler, Owner/Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131

817 Amelia Street $ 239,900 Rustic charm on this unique home fashioned from joining two separate cottages. Great flowing floor plan and with a second front door that’s great for working from home. Off street parking.

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

Gambit > > march 20 > 2012

455 Phillip Street $ 239,000

Motivated Sellers: Want to know the value of your property? Call today ... No obligation.


REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS Lakeview Appraisal Service LLC WHAT’S YOUR HOME WORTH? PROPERTY TAXES TOO HIGH? Residential Appraisals $300 Kevin T. LaGraize 504-284-3445


13109 Brickyard Rd. . 7BR, 3BA, lg den w/ wet bar. Office space. 1 acre+. Fenced backyd. Close to I-55. To see go to Paula Distefano, Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independly owned and operated. 888-323-7601


Gorgeous high-end custom renovation Lake-front 3.3 acre Acadian w/pool 4-5BR/4BA, 3812sf liv. Stunning! $585,000. Lynne Mire 504-458-1968 Talbot Realty Group 504-525-9763

Historic Covington District

Stately antebellum home on 1.3 acres w/river access 5 BR, 4.5 BA main house. Guest cottage in rear. Pool. 622 S. America. $1,675,000. Janet Favrot, Coldwell Banker TEC REALTORS, 504-615-0813




2273 Barataria Blvd. 900 sq ft office + half bath. 2 rms, prof’l mgmt. Easy free parking. Desks avail. $800/month. 781-608-6115


3 BR, 3 BA Greek Revival. Totally renovated. Completely furnished incl linens. $250/day (10 day minimum) or $3000/mo. 504-202-0381, 738-2492.

New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O. 1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 781608-6115..


2 BR, 2.5 BA. Furn, healthclub, pool, parking. All util incl, wifi. Minimum 1 month. $3000/mo. Also 3 BR Penthouse $3800/mo. 781-608-6115.


4 bedrooms, 3 bath with renovaed kitchen. 2300 sq ft. Reduced to $249,000. Ellen Berry, 504-220-0486. Coldwell Banker Tec Realtors, 985845-2001

25 SAVOIE DR - $284K

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Enjoy EZ commute and Mandeville schools! Brick one story. 2520 ALA. Jean Hunn, 504-232-3570. www. RE/MAX N O Properties 504-864-2329. Ea Ofc Ind Owned & Oper.



Stunning! Large master with firepl, granite, huge kit, 4 BR, 3 car gar, veranda overlooks pool. 5340 sf. Gated community. $950K. Cindy Saia, 504-577-5713; Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated. 985-246-3505


22503 Hwy 1088. 4 BR, 3BA, 3414 sf. $425,000.Thea Gegenheimer, 985-8927491. Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors, Covington, 985-892-1443. Each office independently owned & operated.


Move-in ready. On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. $199,000. Call 504-887-4191


2 or 3 BRMS/1BA. House liveable but needs work. More acreage availe. 3 miles east of Magnolia & 100 miles from NO. $17,000. (601) 248-0888

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 1929 Hickory Ave., Harahan.

Two-story office building approx. 2,160sf. REDUCED price of $249,000. Can also be for lease $1,900/mo., triple net. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty 581-5005


For Sale. 1966 N Hwy 190 Covington, excellent location in office park. Reception area and plenty of offices. Beau Box Commercial Real Estate Katherine Eley 504-525-1410


3BR, 1BA house in Jefferson 1,000 sq. ft., washer dryer, stainless steel appl, granite, wood floors, $1,200/month. Contact if interested.


O/S prkng, wtr paid, all kit appls, priv yard, conv. location, cable ready, Pets ok. $950/mo. 504-913-4803.


OFF MAGAZINE. COMMERCIAL. $1850 PER MONTH. Call (504) 895-6394 or (504) 289-9977.

Kenner Warehouse & Office

6420 sq ft warehouse with office 20 x 60 ft fenced yd 625 Maria. Nr airport. 1 yr lease. $1850/mo. 504-421-3135,


1 BR near Clearview & W. Esplanade. NO PETS / NO SMKS. $650/mo, $650 dep. 1 yr lse. Quiet triplex unit. Washer/dryer negot. Tenant pays water & elec. (504) 583-9813.


Near heart of Metairie, dead end street. 1 bdrm $625, wtr pd., Rsvd pkg, 1 car. No smoking/pet 504-7801706



Modern 1 BR Apt. $775/mo incl free wifi & assigned pkg. 1 yr lease. $400 sec dep & rental application. 2325 Pasadena Ave. (nr Clearview & I-10). 504-366-7374 or 781-608-6115.


1 bdrm - $585 OR 315 S. Rocheblave, Studio Apt(Mid City) $535/month. Both include water. No pets. 504-887-1814


Great location, w/d, gated, nr Causeway & Veterans. $900/mo incls utils. Call 504-957-6456 or 504-838-9253 535 St Philip #6 $399,000

Want a condo with a view? This is it! 3rd floor 2 bed/ 1.5 bath unit w/ balcony overlooking city skyline and river. This condo has fabulous FQ charm with modern conveniences. Stack WD. Wood panel walls, fireplace mantles and exposed beam ceilings. French doors in bedroom and to balcony. Skylight. Custom cabinets, tiled floor and whirlpool tub in master bath. Lots of windows in guest bedroom. Loft space is a bonus. Shared pool & patio.




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


Lrg 3 br, 2 ba, furn kit, din rm, wd flrs, c-fans, w/d, c-a/h, off st pkg. 261 B Elmeer. $1250 • 504/554-3844

2511 Metairie Lawn. 2BR/2BA, w/d, pool, security. No pets. Rent $950/ mo. Sale $149,000. Call 427-1087




Beautiful Acadian in Mandeville with curb appeal galore. 3BR, 2 BA, front & back porches, double sided firepl, gar & lg yard. $219K. Lynn Larter, 504-577-6802. Real Estate Resource Group, 985-898-5888



4509 Lefkoe St.

Grt for prof/med student, 2BR/1.5 BA, LR, DR, furn kit, central air, off st prkg, Univ. area. No smkrs/pets. $1250/mo + 1 yr lse. 504-522-7218


Grt for prof/med student, 1 BR/1 BA LR, DR, Sitting Rm, furn kit, c-heat/ air units, c-fans, wd flrs, w/d avil, off st prkg, balcony, univ area. No smkrs/ pets. $1200/mo+1yr lse. 504-460-2852


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High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750-$1200/mo. 504-362-7487 2212-14 Kerlerec $175,000

Cul-de-sac Cute with no through traffic.Traditional New Orleans Shotgun Style Double with mirror imaged sides. Located one block off Esplanade in the Ridge. Each unit has 2 bed 1 bath. Each have central HVAV, WD Hookups, 12’ celings and fireplace mantles in almost every room. One side outfitted for owner with wood floors, crown molding and new appliances. Nice back yard is accessible to both units & convenient parking in front. Walk to Jazzfest!

REAL ESTATE Call (504) 483-3100 936 Conti #15 $329,000

Park your ride & take a plunge. This lovely complex offers beautiful common areas featuring a swimming pool, hot tub & covered parking. 2 bed/ 1 .5 bath condo located on the second floor in townhouse style. Hardwood floors down & carpet up. Spacious kitchen featuring a breakfast bar. Interior laundry room with stacked washer/ dryer. Balcony off master bedroom overlooks courtyard. Take a look!

421 Burgundy #5 $105,000

Second floor 1 bed/ 1 bath unit with balcony overlooking the common courtyard. Three sets of french doors that add that nice natural light. Pretty Granite counter tops with newer kitchen cabinets. Bathroom features basket weave tile with new tile in the shower. This is your chance to have the FQ pad!

Samara D. Poché

504.319.6226 •



CALL 899-RENT French Quarter Realty Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Baxter • Kaysie • Billy • Andrew

504-949-5400 825 Chartres A 1201 Chartres 13 928 Conti #1 517 Dumaine 2R 814 Lafayette A 2162 Esplanade 1019 Ursulines

1/1 3/2.5 1/1 2/3 1/1 1/1 1/1

800 sqft, great loc, hi ceil, tile flrs $1275 Hdwd Flrs, Renov Kit/Baths, Prkng $2850 Hdwd/CeramFlrs,CentLoc,1stfl,lgCtyd$925 Newly Renov. Jaccuzzi tub. Pool $2500 crtyrd off of bd! UTILITIES INCL! $1000 Updated, storage, great loc w/pkng $950 Grnd flr.hi ceil.lrg kitch.Wtr included $1250


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CONDOS FOR SALE 1117 Burgundy 2/1.5 421 Burgundy #1-5 1/1 1323 Esplanade “A” 1/1 929 Dumaine # 14 studio 1028 St Philip 2/2 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 1608 N Broad 2/2 2212-14 Kerlerec 535 St Philip #6 1125 Royal #3 1/1

fab renov condo with class. $425,000 Five Total units. Crtyrd & Balc $105k - $235k grndflrw/hiceils&pool.SHORTSALE$169,999 3rd flr condo w/nice light! low dues $106,500 Sngl fam home w/rear dependency $515,000 Twnhouse style w/prkg,pool&more $145,000 Single fam renov Near fairgrounds $82,500 DoubleinEspRidge.WalktoJazzfest!$175,000 3rd floor w/ BALCONY and POOL! $399,000 3rd flr, exp beams, storage! crtyrd $269,000

COMMERICAL 1839 N Rampart 2/4 Dual income.Comm.&resid.Nice renov $329k 512 Wilkinson Row Comm Commercial condo quaint st in FQ. $465,000 840 N Rampart Comm laundrymate~business, not bldg.$299,000 We have qualified tenants for your rentals. Call us!



DORIAN M. BENNETT • 504-236-7688

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1 ba ............. $1400 607 Barracks - 1 bd/ 2 ba ................ $1150 3022 Gen. Taylor - 2 bd/ 1 ba .............$800 3421 Palmyra - 1 bd/ 1 ba .................. $750 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

2340 Dauphine Street • New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 944-3605

Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. Private fenced backyard. No pets. $800/month + deposit. 504-494-0970

Bayou St John

2 bed 1 bth full kit w/d hkups Central a/h $1500/mo Jennifer LaNasa-Evans HGI Realty 504 207 7575


Living room, kit & bath, private balcony, gated. Water included & laundry facilities on property. Gated. $850/mo + dep. Call (504) 615-1716.

1208 N. GAYOSO

Upper 2 BR, LR, DR, 1 BA, KIT, wood/ ceramic flrs, high ceilings, cen a/h, w/d hkups, no pets. $1050 mo. 432-7955.


2 BR, 1 BA, $1500/Mo. ALSO 1 br loft , 1ba, $1250/mo. All fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, elevator, no pets. 504-236-5757, 236-7060.

Beautiful French Qtr Leases!

934 St Ann - 1 bd, Private Courtyard, W/D, Renovated - $1,600 1114 Royal - 2 bd, New Renovation! W/D, Granite, Hrdwd, Courtyard, $1,950 1116 Royal - 1 bd, New Renovation! W/D, Granite, Hrdwd, Courtyard, $1,850 All 1 Yr Lse, , Pets OK. Call Steve Richards at 504-258-1800. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.


Plan Now: Jazzfest, Spring Fiesta, etc. Residential edge Fr Qtr . Historic, new renov. Courts 10 blks. Security Gate. No Pets. 1) Handsome eff: cypress wdwk- firepl Exposed brick, lovely patio. $850. 2) Elegant 2 Bdrm: 3 marble mantles, hi ceil, chandeliers, 30’ liv rm, frt & rear balconies. $1490. 504-861-3141


1, 2 & 3 BDRM apt homes $530 $3000+. Free wifi incl. Free I Pad w/any rental! (504) 304-HOUSe (4687)

Oak Tree Apartments

1615 Governor Nicholls St. Close to the Quarter 1 and 2 bd apts avail, off st parking, laundry room on site. 1 bd $725, 2 bd $850, Move-In Special only $300 deposit required, application fee $25 per person. Call David Schneider w/ Latter & Blum Prop Mgmt 866-7000 or 444-6584


3/2, furn kit, w/d hkps, ca/h, carport w/storage in back alley. All renov’t. No pets, no smoking. $1200 + $1200 sec. dep. 1 yr lease, refs. 455-2674

LAKEFRONT Beautiful Marina Living

In a boathouse $1800/mo One bed 1350 sq ft 40 ft slip Jennifer LaNasa Evans HGI Realty 504 207-7575

Lakefront Condo - 1 BR

Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrig, Pool, Gym, Secure Covered Parking. $975.00/mo $950.00/deposit 504-251-4667 Leave contact info. References


MID CITY - Offstreet parking for one vehicle. Separate entrance. Available Now. Contact Jane, (504) 482-5292


Beautifully furn 1 BR/1.5 BA apt. w/ hdwd flrs, nice kit, lg patio, pool, pkng & laundry. Avail now! Maselli Properties, (504) 891-2420.

In the Heart of Uptown


701 Marengo St, 1br, 1ba upstairs unit w/dining rm, recently renovated, wd flrs, W/D, off st pking, wtr/gas/elec/ cable/wireless incl. $995/mo, $995 dep, pets nego. (225)802-0610

1205 ST CHARLES/$1075

2 bedroom, 1 large bath Wood flrs, full kit, w/d Full balcony owner/agent Jennifer HGI Realty 504 207 7575

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT Renov, furnished kitchen, new appliances, hardwood floors, cen a/h, w/d. $750 • 930 Jackson Ave. No Pets. Call 504-250-9010 Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. Avail NOW. 985-871-4324, 504-442-0573.


Lower Garden Dist


Studio, newly remodeled kit & ba, hdwd flrs. $750 mo. Huge 2 BR Apt. Bright, spacious,, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, $1095. Both have Cent a/h, laundry facility avail 24 hrs. Walk 1 blk to St. Charles St Car, easy access to I-10, CBD & FQ. No pets/No smokers. 1-888-239-6566.



Right off the Causeway Offering 1,2, & 3 bedrooms 985-626-3849

2511 S Carrollton Ave. 2/1 Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $825/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-450-7450.

512 Lowerline St

Furn, short-term rental. 3/3, cable, security, wetbar, all appl incl w/d, ctyd, fence. $3500. Jean Hunn, 504-2323570. RE/ MAX N O Properties 504-864-2329. Ea Ofc Ind Owned & Oper.


1 br w/spacious living area. All major appls incl w/d. Excellent n’hood. 329 Calhoun. $875/mo, incl water, cable. No pets. Call 504-250-6285

Brand New 1,2 & 3 bedrooms River Chase in Covington, La 985-867-3332


Mandeville - $1100.00

Completely updated single family home 3BR/2BA. All new wood flrs. Large yard, new paint, just move right in on dead end st. 2 miles to Causeway. Asking $1100/mo. Wayne Mayberry 985-373-0130 w/ RERG for more info.

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(5BDRM/3.5BA) ..................... $1,439,000 Grand Mansion.......................$2,100,000 (3 bdrm/3.5ba w/pkg) ............$1,559,000 Commercial ............................. $349,000 (2 bdrm/2ba w/pkg).................. $229,000 (1 bdrm/1ba) ............................ $139,000 (Only 3 Left!) ............starting at $149,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $169,000 TOO LATE! ..............................$2,495,000 TOO LATE!.............................. $1,300,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $429,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $315,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $159,000

6901 GENRAL HAIG GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY IN LAKEVIEW! Complete this 3 bdrms 2 ba home on corner lot. Roof, siding & foundation complete. Plumbing, electrical & HVAC partially complete. Raised in 2009 w/new piers. All work was professionally done. Create your own home by adding personal touches to this fabulous home in a highly sought after location. Huge master suite. Large kit & baths. Most important part of renov complete. Don’t miss the chance to buy! $195,000

(504) 895-4663 Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

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Grout Works LLC

tile Grout Cleaning & Color sealing America’s Premier Tile & Color Sealing Company

• Grout Cleaning • Grout Color Sealing • Grout Repair • Shower Restoration

• Natural Stone Care • Tile Replacement • Recaulking

CommerCial • residential Free estimates

Jay Broadwell • • 504-309-2509 Perfecting the art of grout restoration since 1994




- Chip/Spot Repair - Colors available - Clawfoot tubs & hardware FOR SALE



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Mon-Sat 9-5 • Closed on Sunday

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Gambit's Spring Pet Issue  

The annual Pets Issue (with info about local animal shelters). Also: big medical billing snafus since the state outsourced the Medicaid bill...