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seven things to do in seven days Culture Collision Wed. Sept. 5 | The fourth annual arts season preview event features more than 50 local performing arts groups (theater, dance, music, etc.), museums, festivals, community radio stations and other organizations offering information about shows, events, membership, tickets, volunteering opportunities and more. There’s a cash bar and an afterparty follows. At Generations Hall. PAGE 61.

Balm in Gilead Thu.-Sun. Sept. 6-23 | The NOLA Project and Cripple Creek Theatre combine to present Balm in Gilead, Lanford Wilson’s early work about a New York cafe frequented by thieves, addicts and prostitutes looking for an escape from their vices and woes. At NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre. PAGE 59.

Madeline Fri. Sept. 7 | Athens, Ga., songstress Madeline Adams has earned her first-name basis with New Orleans, stopping here on every westerly swing. Her penetrating new B Sides (This Will Be Our Summer) couldn’t possibly have missed any cut. Moths, Shaved Christ and The Ghostwood open at The Big Top Gallery. PAGE 49.

Lawless | Backwoods moonshiners take on Chicago mobsters in Lawless, John Hillcoat’s bloody Prohibition-era crime drama. The Bondurant brothers try to protect their moonshining business from everyone who wants a cut of the profits, but the competition is vicious and rips apart their hometown. PAGE 53.

Legally Blonde: The Musical Fri.-Sun. Sept. 7-23 | Theatre 13 opens its season at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts with Legally Blonde: The Musical. Adapted from the film starring Reese Witherspoon, Elle Woods won’t compromise fashion sense as she enters Harvard Law School and defies blonde stereotypes. PAGE 47. Two Gallants Mon. Sept. 10 | The San Francisco duo retired its former folk-infused barroom blasts on its ATO Records debut The Bloom and the Blight, the band’s first album in five years. The album is a return to the band’s stripped-down punk rock roots, with barraging power chords and heavy-duty drums, flailing along to singer Adam Stephens’ anthemic confessions. PAPA and KG Accidental open at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 49.

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selected The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, the Jefferson Parish Public Library, the State Library of  Louisiana and the Louisiana  State Museum for a Big Read  project grant to increase readership among young people.  The Faulkner Society selected Ernest J.  Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying, and the  grant partners will provide New Orleans  area students with copies. Gaines also will  lecture at the society’s annual Words &  Music, a Literary Feast in November.

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was selected among CNN’s 10 “best  historic restaurants,” noting its “stunning”  Victorian architecture, the  celebrity chefs at its helm,  and a menu of “haute Creole  dishes.” Other restaurants  on the list include New York’s  Keens Steakhouse (founded  in 1885), Philadephia’s Ralph’s (the  purported oldest Italian restaurant in the  country), and San Francisco’s 100-yearold seafood bar Swan Oyster Depot.

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t a noon press conference last Monday, Aug. 27, Gov.  Bobby Jindal issued a final warning to anyone in Louisiana  considering leaving town as Tropical Storm Isaac crept  ominously toward the state’s coastline: “If anyone’s thinking of  evacuating, today is the day to do it.”     Jindal was prescient with that comment, but for some reason  the state did not immediately activate contraflow, which would  have opened both sides of interstate roadways to traffic going in  one direction. Jindal noted that Louisiana and Mississippi state  police were standing by to begin moving traffic, if needed, in an  operation he dubbed “compressed contraflow.”      “This is a serious storm,” the governor said. “People need to  take it seriously.”      Meanwhile, in New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu noted that  the window of time to order an evacuation had passed — the  “hunkering down” of New Orleans thus began.     On Tuesday, Aug. 28, gray skies moved in as business owners  and residents boarded windows and pulled down storm shutters  before stronger winds rocked the city. Diners, cafes and coffee  shops were packed. Bars and restaurants determined to ride out  the storm announced their plans on social media: The Avenue  Pub on St. Charles Avenue would be open through the storm.  Kajun’s Pub on St. Claude Avenue, which typically is open 24  hours, made no exception for the weather (“Hurricane party at  Kajun’s, we never close!” read a Facebook post).

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donated $10,000 to New Orleans City Park  during the restaurant’s annual leadership  conference in New Orleans this month. The  donation will benefit the park’s rebuilding  efforts and improvements following Hurricane Katrina and  the 2005 federal floods. The  restaurant chain partnered with  the National Recreation and  Park Association, a nonprofit  organization dedicated to national parks  and conservation efforts.

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on his radio show last week, suggested the  National Hurricane Center conspired with  President Barack Obama to alter forecast  models for then-Tropical Storm Isaac  as it eyed Florida during the Republican  National Convention. “The  Hurricane Center is the  regime,” Limbaugh bellowed.  “What could be better for the  Democrats than the Republicans to cancel a day of this?”  Hey, Rush, your paranoia is showing.

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Public officials stay on top of emergency preparations as the huge storm advances toward then stalls over Louisiana.

    The French Quarter was  Shoppers lined up eerily empty. Because a few bars  outside Rouses in remained open, tourists toting  oversized novelty drinks spilled into  Mid-City Thursday the streets. Cafe Du Monde closed  and waited about 30 its doors “so our employees can be  minutes before they were allowed in the with their families” in preparation  store a few at a time. for Isaac. PHOTO BY      Elsewhere in the city, residents  CHARLES MALDONADO made final preparations and, in  some low-lying neighborhoods,  moved their cars onto neutral grounds (a move OK’d by the city).  Isaac continued to churn slowly toward southeast Louisiana, and  people grew less dismissive of it than they were a day earlier.  Overheard conversations now inevitably included admonitions to  “stay safe,” or “stay dry.”     As the storm approached, but before its winds became too  dangerous to venture outside, some families drove or walked  to Lakeshore Drive as Lake Pontchartrain’s waves turned the  lakefront green space into a dangerous swimming hole. “I’m  somewhat dismayed that there are a lot of people out on Lakeshore Drive trying to experience what it feels like,” Landrieu said.  “You won’t like how it feels if you get pulled in.” (Landrieu later announced that New Orleans Police Department [NOPD] officers  had picked up “a bunch of knuckleheads” still on the lakefront  late Tuesday.)     Later that day, the National Weather Service upgraded Isaac 


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to a Category 1 hurricane. The city suspended Regional Transit Authority services, and officials closed all flood protection structures, which were beefed up by billions of dollars after Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures. City Council President Stacy Head noted the city’s massive preparations: “This is what government was supposed to do years ago and didn’t.” On Twitter (which proved to be as essential a storm resource as a crank radio, a Maglite and D batteries), Gambit readers wrote that they were stocking up on pudding cups, pasta veggie salad, vodka-soaked Gummi bears, Beggin’ Strips and cabernet. Then the lights went out. As the city sat in darkness, wind and rain whipped against houses and buildings. A pale ruby red sky cast an eerie glow, while power transformers gave off bright green fireworks as they popped off one by one across town. Entergy’s online outage map was covered in red markers, indicating thousands of homes across south Louisiana had lost power. More than 70,000 homes were in the dark late Tuesday (that number later climbed to more than 300,000) as 75 mph winds continued through the early morning hours of Wednesday. By sunrise Wednesday, Poydras Street and the rest of the Central Business District (CBD) normally would be clogged with an aggravating mix of aggressive cab drivers, hurried lawyers and slow-moving lost people. One might also have expected to see some local news vans on this particular day, as Aug. 29 was the scheduled date for an evidentiary hearing on the proposed NOPD consent decree, a federal oversight agreement deemed necessary, in no small part, because of what happened in the days and weeks following Aug. 29, 2005. Instead, Poydras Street was a wind tunnel. The city was still getting slammed with 50 mph winds. In the CBD, when it pushed through the maze of high-rises, the wind picked up force and knocked down stoplights, trees and human beings. Debris littered the streets. In Braithwaite, a community in northeastern Plaquemines Parish, water rose as high as 15 feet, leaving residents trapped in attics and on rooftops. Emergency responders made more than 100 rescues there by midmorning. Braithwaite sits 20 miles downriver from New Orleans, outside the federal levee system that protects most of the metro area. “Braithwaite is not the city of New Orleans. Sometimes the national media has trouble with geography,” Landrieu noted at a 1 p.m. press conference, acknowledging that anything near New Orleans carries the city’s dateline to the rest of the world. “The people of the United States of America have invested $10 billion to repair the federal levees. … Those levees are not in danger.” At the same press conference, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the city. It was a soft declaration. At first, Serpas said he “supports the idea” of a curfew. Then, a few minutes later he said, “Please observe the dusk-to-dawn curfew” or risk arrest. What’s more, warned District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, power outages made it difficult to access criminal records, so the DA’s office assumed all arrestees had records and therefore prosecutors would request high bonds. By late Wednesday, NOPD reported 12 looting incidents, a number that later climbed to 16. Serpas noted on Thursday that 13 of those 16 looting incidents resulted in arrests — and that the minimum sentence upon conviction would be three years at hard labor. National Guard Humvees filled some neighborhoods. Where they weren’t, local police were, constantly flashing their lights as they moved very slowly down major corridors. Thursday, Aug. 30, saw thousands of residents up early,

surveying the damage from their porches, clearing storm drains and removing debris. St. Charles and Napoleon avenues were covered in branches; city employees moved in to sweep storm drains in Mid-City and across town. Though most of the city was still without power, the weather turned mild, even sunny for a few minutes here and there. People finally ventured outside in large numbers, as cleaning suddenly seemed pleasant after nearly three days stuck in increasingly uncomfortable houses. People also began shopping again, sometimes in throngs. The Mid-City Rouses near Gambit’s office had a 30-minute wait outside the front door. A police officer guarded the sliding door, letting people in as others left the store. Despite the crush of shoppers, people mostly acted patiently and with deference. Dozens of grocery stores, restaurants, hardware stores, pharmacies and even food trucks announced they were open for business again. All Rouses and Whole Foods Market locations were open, and Twitter and Facebook pages lit up with news about gas stations, restaurants and other services resuming normal hours. But the city’s quick high from the calm weather was quickly checked by lingering dangers elsewhere. A looming dam breach in southwestern Mississippi threatened more than 40,000 people in Tangipahoa Parish. Parish President Gordon Burgess ordered an evacuation for residents within one mile of the Tangipahoa River in the northern half of the parish, and Jindal surveyed the area. Floodwaters continued to engulf Braithwaite, La., where, despite a mandatory evacuation, hundreds remained stranded. Emergency crews rescued more than 3,500 residents from St. John the Baptist Parish, where unprecedented flooding forced residents in Laplace from their homes. In New Orleans, city crews began assessing the damage. Emergency responders moved to the far reaches of eastern New Orleans — areas beyond the levees — where some communities took on several feet of water. National Guard troops opened emergency supply sites, and Landrieu lifted the curfew. Entergy got power back to several neighborhoods, but most of New Orleans remained without electricity. As Friday dawned, many major streets in New Orleans were cleared of debris. The RTA was running 16 bus lines. Large grocery stores throughout the area were opening their doors to long lines of customers. The NOPD reported 40 total arrests for looting; 30 of them had seen bond hearings, with bonds ranging from $50,000 to $150,000. In St. Tammany, where more than 80,000 residents lost power, Parish President Pat Brister announced the restoration of power in more than 30,000 homes as floodwaters began to recede in Madisonville and Slidell, where backed-up bayous flooded the city’s Old Towne and Palm Lake. Firefighting crews cleared debris as they kept close watch on a swelling Pearl River. As residents began reentering Grand Isle, the parish issued a boil water advisory, expected to last at least through the weekend. Meanwhile, public works crews in Jefferson Parish began clearing debris, opening roads for Entergy crews to restore power to more than 144,000 customers without electricity in the parish, as of Friday morning. Entergy had restored power to about 20,000 customers in New Orleans, but the vast majority of the city and the surrounding area was still waiting. “We fully understand the trust that comes from being without power,” Landrieu said in a late Friday morning press conference, urging patience. The mayor continued by asking city residents to have perspective given the devastation elsewhere. “We don’t live in a vacuum. We live in a community. … We should be thankful that we did not receive the tip of the spear.”

scuttlebutt Quotes of the week

“Hunker down.” — Mayor Mitch Landrieu (and statewide broadcasters, reporters and your friends and neighbors) reminding residents to stay indoors and be vigilant as Hurricane Isaac lumbered into south Louisiana. “Our linemen cannot work in any condition where winds are above 30 mph.” — Charles Rice, president of Entergy New Orleans, was forced to repeat the utility company’s mantra many times as a slow-moving Hurricane Isaac continued to hover over south Louisiana, delaying Entergy crews from repairing downed lines and restoring power.

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that Community United for Change failed to demonstrate that its members rights would be affected if the group were not allowed full status in litigation regarding the consent decree. in the conclusion to her order, however, Morgan wrote that she would not “rubber stamp” any agreement that did not address their concerns. An evidentiary hearing on the full consent decree is scheduled for wednesday, sept. 5, in U.s. District Court. — CHArles MAlDONADO

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Judge denies four bids to intervene in consent decree U.s. District Court Judge Susie Morgan on Friday, Aug. 31, ruled against all four entities seeking full party status in litigation leading to the final approval of the proposed consent decree between the U.s. Department of Justice and the New Orleans Police Department. The four parties requesting to intervene in the consent decree were the Office of the independent Police Monitor (iPM), officers’ associations the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO), and the citizens’ group Community United for Change. PANO and FOP had argued that changes to recruitment, promotion and evaluation policies called for in the proposed consent decree impaired employment rights officers were guaranteed by city civil service rules. But Morgan found those changes are as yet unspecified, and the associations could not identify how they may affect their rights. Although she denied PANO’s and FOP’s requests to intervene, Morgan said the associations may have a right to intervene later, should the city attempt to use the consent decree to change civil service rules. iPM’s request was denied on the basis that the office is a component unit of the Office of inspector General and cannot sue on its own behalf. Morgan found

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no time to Let Up y all accounts, just about everyone in southeast Louisiana performed well during Isaac — public officials, citizens and first responders. That certainly justifies a round of applause, but by no means should anyone be lulled into thinking we can handle whatever Mother Nature dishes out. We’re still only one storm away from disaster, and that means we still have a lot of work to do. In fact, we must be forever vigilant and forever raising the bar — not to mention the levees. In contrast to the wholesale failure of government at every level during and after Hurricane Katrina exactly seven years earlier, government’s response to Isaac was near flawless. The feds sent FEMA representatives to the impacted areas ahead of the storm, and they hit the ground running. For once, there were more storm shelter beds than evacuees to fill them, which is much better than the other way around. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Gov. Bobby Jindal and area parish leaders projected confidence as Isaac raged. First responders also rose to the challenge. Landrieu imposed a curfew on Aug. 29, but it lasted only one night and just three people were taken to jail for violating it; three others

were issued summonses rather than being hauled into jail. Overall, NOPD showed remarkable professionalism and restraint during this storm. The level of regional cooperation across south Louisiana parishes was not unprecedented, but it was reassuring. Regional flood protection authorities (created by merging local levee boards after Katrina) dispatched crews to close hundreds of floodgates across the metro area well before Isaac came ashore. Parish leaders stayed in touch with each other as well as with their constituents throughout the storm. Technology has made a huge difference in that regard. Despite a rocky start during Tropical Storm Debby, NOLA Ready’s consistent alerts proved an excellent resource for residents looking to stay safe and informed. Citizens likewise were much better prepared, whether they chose to evacuate ahead of the storm or ride it out at home. Those who chose to leave were able to do so, although every evacuation brings some traffic snarls. What stood out most among those who stayed behind was how levelheaded people were in the face of imminent danger. Most folks were smart,

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ask folks in Braithwaite and Laplace. Local flood protection officials told Gambit late last week that Isaac’s storm surge was only a few feet lower than Katrina’s — proving that wind velocity should never be the sole measure of a storm’s potential impact. We hope Congress doesn’t look at Isaac and declare “Mission Accomplished” for southeast Louisiana. Much remains to be done. For example, the flooding in southern St. Tammany Parish underscores the need to further reduce the level of storm surge in Lake Pontchartrain. Closing off the “Mister Go” and being able to close the Intracoastal Waterway are good first steps, but now Congress needs to authorize the Corps of Engineers to design floodgates across Chef Pass and the Rigolets so Lake Pontchartrain will not “fill up” in future storms. Failure to do this exposes almost 1.5 million people to future floods. The cost of protecting all of southeast Louisiana won’t be cheap, but it will be a bargain compared to future flood damages and lives lost. This is no time to let up. If Isaac proved anything, it’s the efficacy of being prepared.

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Political Storm Watching fter Katrina, hurricanes are major political events, perhaps the only unscripted events left in American politics. That adds a whole new dimension to storm watching. At virtually every level, public officials performed far better during Hurricane Isaac than their predecessors did during Katrina. That’s as it should be, considering that today’s leaders had seven years to learn from the mistakes of 2005. still, in Louisiana it’s noteworthy when things turn out as they should. starting at the top, President Barack obama and the feds — including FEMA and the u.s. Army Corps of Engineers — executed flawlessly. There wasn’t much the president could do, but, as George W. Bush famously proved in 2005, that doesn’t mean he should do nothing. At the appropriate time, obama issued a disaster declaration, which opened the spigot of federal funds, and he expressed sincere hopes that lives would be spared. More important, FEMA officials were on the ground in south Louisiana ahead of the storm and prepared for whatever Isaac

was going to dish out. That stood in stark contrast to 2005. The Corps of Engineers has taken a beating in south Louisiana since Katrina, so it’s only fair to note that the nation’s largest civil defense project — the 1.8-mile “wall” across the marshes of st. Bernard Parish and eastern New orleans, including the infamous “Mister Go” and the Intracoastal Waterway — worked exactly as designed. In

that forced him to stay home. (Four years ago it was Gustav.) As it turns out, both storms might have been political blessings in disguise, for Jindal is not a great speaker — but managing an unfolding crisis is something he does exceedingly well. In fact, he might have gotten more mileage out of Isaac than he could have gotten at the GoP convention, where his shortcomings as a speaker would have

Someday, politicians doing their jobs well in the face of a crisis won’t be so newsworthy. fact, everything the feds built since Katrina worked as planned. It’s amazing what $10 billion in infrastructure (and lots of local oversight) can do. Gov. Bobby Jindal started last week perhaps feeling like the unluckiest guy in politics. For the second time in four years, his star turn at the Republican National Convention was interrupted by a hurricane

been magnified in comparison to speeches by Mitt and Ann Romney, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and others. on the other hand, no other Republican in America was managing a genuine crisis last week. Jindal managed his very well. In addition to his facile recitation of facts and figures, Jindal responded quickly at every turn — particularly to the threat posed by a poten-

tial dam break in Mississippi. And while his initial criticism of obama’s disaster declaration (George W. Bush issued the exact same declaration in 2008, with no complaints from Jindal) looked ham-fisted, it worked: The president upped the ante and expanded the scope of his declaration. It helped both men — and best of all, it turned out well for Louisiana. Locally, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was as sharp as ever. He surrounded himself with all the key players, and he kept his cool throughout the crisis. His command of the facts rivaled Jindal’s, and he’s a much better speaker. Plaudits also go to Jefferson Parish President John Young and st. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister, who likewise showed their mettle during the storm. All three local leaders made excellent use of TV as well as digital media to keep their constituents informed — and safe. of course, this is what they’re supposed to do. someday, politicians doing their jobs well in the face of a crisis won’t be so newsworthy. seven years after Katrina, it very much is — and it makes for grand political theater.

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city in which they were born. That figure is 77 percent in New Orleans overall, and rises to 92 percent in the Lower 9th Ward. Or, at least that was the case Pre-K. “In other words, nothing short of a disaster such as Katrina could have had such a profound effect on the demographics. Obviously, a correlation can be drawn between stickiness and economic opportunity, but in reference to this question, the stickiness signifies the sense of community that lends the city its uniqueness, reflects the love that New Orleans natives feel for their town. It also tells us something about how traditions and the culture have been preserved. “When I talk about the city, I mean not only the buildings and roads, but the people, the customs, the familial ties, the traditions. In 25 years, the city could be shiny as a new spoon, but will it be the same city?” Johnson has a classic writer’s resume — old school, almost, with lots of jobs. ”I learned early on that there is little correlation between hard work and financial reward. Too often, the

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n fiction, there’s nothing like the thrill of arrival. To have a young writer claim a territory, an historical event or sing out in a strong voice of his own is what readers seek and what makes them rejoice. For New Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson, that moment has arrived. Both up close and from a distance, he has followed the fortunes of his hometown, and he draws on that in his powerful debut novel, Hold It Til It Hurts. “My mother’s side of the family is from New Orleans,” Johnson says. “I grew up both there and in Columbia, Md.” His parents were divorced so he traveled between the two places until he moved to New Orleans for his last three years of high school. “After graduating from Warren Easton, I relocated to Atlanta, which was close enough that I could easily drive down as often as twice a month, which I did for a number of years.“ All those trips and his own family’s Katrina experience are part of the background of Hold It ’Til It Hurts. “More than 27 relatives lost their homes,” Johnson says. “This is not to mention FEMA later requesting that some return the aid money that was disbursed. ... We lost our grandparents’ home, which was the closest thing we had to a family home, and we were for a time unable to locate some relatives. However, the relocation and the uncertainty in the wake of the storm exacted the greater toll. ... I feel incredibly uncomfortable talking about my family in the wake of such a large disaster because in the end, we had the chance that was denied far too many others, the chance to say goodbye.” Johnson graduated from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa and spent two years as a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He now teaches writing at the University of California at Berkeley. The scope of his ambition is obvious in Hold It ’Til It Hurts, which tackles not only the Katrina experience, but the war in Afghanistan. Achilles Conroy, the protagonist, has come to New Orleans seeking his brother Troy. Both brothers, adopted children of white parents, are African-American. And though parts of the novel were written before Katrina, 2005 was a turning point. “I already had a draft of the novel when the storm touched down,” Johnson says. “My first cousin evacuated and came to stay with us in Atlanta. He and I sat side-by-side on the couch for days, riveted to the (television) screen,


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. Geronimo Johnson’s Hold It ’Til It Hurts is a dazzling first novel about the power of pain and the strength of love. Fresh from the war in “Goddamnistan,” having returned safely home with his younger brother, Achilles Conroy has every reason to expect the hero’s welcome that awaited him. His father dies unexpectedly in a car crash, and after the funeral his white adoptive mother gives her sons envelopes containing the names of their birth parents. To use — or to ignore — this information? After Achilles’ brother Troy takes off, brother chases brother through the modern cities of the South. Achilles touches down in New Orleans, stays with a fellow veteran and explores Treme, searching for his brother. He visits St. Augustine Church, seeks out homeless shelters, falls in love with a complicated woman, Ines, whose collective seeks to alleviate the social ills everywhere in pre-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Then it’s off to Atlanta to bunk with another returned veteran, chasing down another lead in yet another treacherous neighborhood. Then Katrina hits, and Achilles’ is drawn back to a vastly altered New Orleans. “Doesn’t take blood to be brothers,” Achilles’ father says. Johnson conjures those bonds of brotherhood and all their joy and pain. What makes up a family? What defines our identities? What bonds are forged in war and in love? This novel raises — and answers — big questions, even as it maps the tough lives of men in cities under harrowing stress. Is Achilles a survivor or a ghost? And then, what and who are we?

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Spratling. Fans of Faulkner will recognize Spratling as the artist who shared a rented home with him at 624 Pirate’s Alley. As a self-flattering and humorous project, the two created the book Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles in 1926. It featured profiles of 43 people in the bohemian cluster, including artists, architects, journalists, writers and socialites. Spratling illustrated the book, and only 250 copies were printed initially. Anderson, of course, was not a Creole, and in fact, only two of the subjects could lay any claim to that label. The tome, however, was a rich introduction to the scene and what was happening in the French Quarter during the late 1910s and 1920s. The historic district was heavily populated by Italian immigrants, and artists and writers liked the cheap rents. Like many in the city, the bohemians were particularly devoted to flaunting Prohibition. Faulkner’s early novel, Mosquitoes, reflected his time in New Orleans, and Reed notes it includes a boozy boat trip thought to be based on an actual cruise to the Northshore by a party of bohemians. Many New Orleanians tried to match the fictional characters to the actual participants. One of the bohemians’ more inspired creations was the founding of the Bals des Artists, indulgent masquerade balls thrown by the Arts and Crafts Club. Dixie Bohemia offers solidly researched profiles of the group members and their collective antics as well as a discerning assessment of their social context and interactions. Reed also provides a short biography of all 43 “Famous Creoles,” including what they had accomplished up until the publication of the book and what they did after. One of the surprising revelations in Reed’s book is how little the bohemians were interested in jazz. The cluster’s early years overlapped with raucous development of the “hot” music covered in McCusker’s Creole Trombone. The biography is exhaustively researched, and McCusker smartly notes not just who

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played music together, but who lived in which neighborhood and who were their neighbors and extended families. That background makes his book an excellent primer on the many stages and complex relationships affecting the development of jazz in New Orleans, from the Buddy Bolden years to the era of exodus leading up to the 1920s, when King Oliver and Louis Armstrong went to Chicago and Ory went to California. McCusker details the divides between musicians who could read music and those who played by ear and other issues influencing who played with whom and where. The early chapters focus on Ory’s upbringing and family life outside of New Orleans and their Creole roots. McCusker notes that Ory fit any definition of the term, having ancestors from both Europe and Africa, and that Ory always claimed to be Creole. And while Ory was an extremely gifted musician who once ran the best band in New Orleans, one of the things that set him apart was that he was a shrewd businessman. The middle chapters about his time in New Orleans illuminate how factors other than musical talent also shaped the development of jazz. Buddy Guy’s autobiography When I left Home, written with David Ritz (who has coauthored autobiographies with Ray Charles and Etta James), is a much more breezy read. In tone, it’s as if Guy is sitting on a barstool telling you his life story. Actually, both the introduction and final chapter set such a scene in his Chicago blues club, Buddy Guy’s Legends. That’s a bit heavy handed (he mentions he’s there to sign merchandise on many nights), but the story makes it sound amazing that he actually got to that point, having waited decades to realize monetary rewards for his talents. Some of the best moments are the too brief tales of rough Chicago clubs full of fights over cheating lovers and accounts of going to Muddy Waters’ house to find the legend with his hair up in curlers. Early in his career, Guy adopted the wild showmanship of New Orleans’ Guitar Slim, who used an extra-long cord on his guitar

to roam through the audience and outside the club’s front door. As much as that gimmick helped Guy get early club gigs, for nearly three decades he struggled to sell records, and he ascribes much of the problem to forsaking his wilder live playing style in favor of smoother, restrained sounds preferred by producers at Chess Records and other labels. Guy drove a tow truck to support his family for years before he was able to rely on income from his music. In this account he’s not bitter, but he waited a long time for the blues to pay off, well after it had fallen out of favor with black audiences and was embraced by hippies, folk music producers (including George Wein at the Newport Folk Festival) and British Invasion bands like the Rolling Stones, who sought out Muddy Waters and later Buddy Guy. It wasn’t until after a second blues revival started in the 1980s that Guy realized steady financial success. In her account of her great aunt Florestine Perrault Collins in Picturing Black New Orleans, Anthony offers insights into New Orleans life and racial issues prior to 1949, when Collins retired and moved to California. Collins was a studio photographer, and one of the city’s only black female professional photographers. She led a pioneering life, though more out of her independent spirit than a consciousness of gender or racial barriers. She grew up in a strict Catholic family but moved out of their home at a young age and later divorced her first husband, neither of which was common at the time. The book includes 59 of her photos, and there are standard portraits of family and clients as well as stunningly rendered shots, like a photo of Arthe Perrault as a debutante. There also are a couple of childhood portraits of Andrew Young, who served as mayor of Atlanta and ambassador to the United Nations. Collins seems to have been a reluctant subject, taking her achievements in stride, but Anthony delivers a warm and detailed portrait of Collins and some facets of New Orleans’ rich and richly complicated culture in the early 20th century.

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alatoire’s is John Shelton Reed’s favorite restaurant in the world, largely because of the centuryold institution’s sense of tradition. He and his wife love the French Quarter, so when the retired sociologist was invited to deliver a series of lectures at Louisiana State University, he jumped at the chance to spend months in the historic district researching the circle of artists, writers, academics and bon vivants who constituted a bohemian cluster in New Orleans in the 1920s. The lecture series includes a book project published by LSU Press, and Reed’s Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s is the result. Although the bohemian circle included then-famous author Sherwood Anderson, a young William Faulkner, Lyle Saxon and Oliver La Farge, Reed’s assessment of their bohemia may sound familiar. “Stereotypically, New Orleans was one continuous party,” Reed says in a phone interview from his North Carolina home. “It was remarkable any work got done at all.” Reed quickly adds that the group was extremely small compared to its contemporary intellectual and artistic communities in Paris and New York’s Greenwich Village. But the group was very active, and besides the colorful exploits covered in Dixie Bohemia, the members left behind significant legacies, contributing to the foundation of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre and the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, even if no masterworks of literature or art emerged from them at the time. Dixie Bohemia is one of several recently released and forthcoming books about Louisiana culture and arts. Also of note are John McCusker’s Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz, Buddy Guy’s entertaining autobiography When I Left Home, My Story, and Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer’s View of the Early Twentieth Century by Arthe A. Anthony. Reed and his wife collect Mexican silver, and he stumbled upon the subject of his book because they like the work of William



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f you’re a book lover and a reader, there’s a sense of life beginning anew in September. Like all the students who come home with fresh textbooks to cover, you crave new books. If you’re a reader, it’s in your genes. And with the crisp fall air, which will be along in, say, October, you get the yen to learn something new. There are opportunities everywhere this fall. Check off what appeals and jump in. The literary scene is alive, well — and welcoming. FESTIVALS

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One Book One New Orleans: The selection for this fall is The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, by Ned Sublette. Start reading. Reason to participate: Having the whole city read a book is a great thing. For info:


Rising Tide 7: A New Media Conference on the Future of New Orleans takes place Saturday, Sept. 22, at Xavier University. Keynote speakers are Lawrence N. Powell (The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans) and Lolis Eric Elie (Treme, Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue City), who will set the tone for this gathering of bloggers and activists. Reason to go: We all have a stake in it. More info: The Third Annual New Orleans Children’s Book Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Latter Library (5120 St. Charles Ave.). The event is sponsored by New Orleans’ first lady Cheryl Landrieu and the Ruby Bridges Foundation. There will be book activities, food, authors, storytellers and book giveaways. Reason to go: Show the kids how much fun they can have at a library. For info: The Louisiana Book Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on the grounds of the state Capitol in Baton Rouge. Don’t miss this free event. The highlight is the presentation of the Louisiana Writer Award to New Orleanian John Biguenet. There also will be a special appearance by

National Children’s Literature Ambassador Walter Dean Myers. Among authors scheduled to appear are Constance Adler, Arthe Anthony, Darrell Bourque, Rick Bragg, Wiley Cash, Rich Cohen, Moira Crone, Tim Gautreaux, Julie Kane, Alice Kessler-Harris, Ron Rash, George and Wendy Rodrigue, Ben Sandmel, Olympia Vernon and John Corey Whaley. Reasons to make the drive: The fun of taking a seat in the Louisiana Legislature and spending a gorgeous day with food, music and books all across the grounds of the Capitol. For info: Contraflow is a rapidly growing conference for fans of science fiction, fantasy and comics. It takes place Oct. 5-7 at the Double Tree New Orleans Airport (2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Kenner). Special guests this year include five-time Hugo Award-winning author Vernor Vinge, Marvel comics author Arthur Suydam and fan Janice Liang. Other special guests include Northshore novelist Diana Rowland and “Goth librarian” Kimberly Richardson. There are writing workshops, panels, autographing sessions and a 48-hour film festival. Reasons to go: Celebrate your life as a fan of science fiction and comics. Dress up. Go to a lot of parties. Buy some rare comic books or sci-fi merchandise in the dealers’ room. (Maybe a velvet painting of Captain Kirk?) For info: The Tennessee Williams Festival Writers Workshop is a one-day writer’s workshop and manuscript critiquing session at the Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal St.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Register by Oct. 1. Led by industry professionals, the workshops offer practical advice and feedback to help writers at all stages of development. Facilitators are editor Catherine Frank (young adult and children’s literature), novelist and memoirist Zachary Lazar (literary fiction), novelist Bev Marshall (contemporary fiction) and novelist/

biographer Chris Wiltz (fiction and creative nonfiction). Classes are limited to 10 people, each of whom will provide a writing sample. Reason to go: Get that writing project to the next level. For info: or call 504-581-1144. The Jewish Book Festival features Jewish authors and books with Jewish-centric content. It takes place Nov. 4-10, primarily at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Uptown (5342 St. Charles Ave.). Marc Tyler Nobleman appears at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Goldring-Woldenberg JCC (3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie) for “Super Sunday with Superheroes.” Novelist Amy Ephron appears at noon Thursday, Nov. 8, for the Booklover’s Luncheon, and author/ humorist Dan Zevin provides comic relief at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the JCC Uptown. Octavia Books will hold a weeklong book fair that is open to the public. Reason to go: L’chaim to Jewish writing. For info and tickets: Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans is set for Nov. 28-Dec. 2. The guest of honor this year is Ernest Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying, the book for The Big Read event sponsored by Words and Music and Xavier University. Others on the program include Lawrence N. Powell, Freddi Williams Evans, John Shelton Reed, Rich Cohen, Lori Carlson, Oscar Hijuelos, Moira Crone, Sanem Ozdural, Jonathan Yardley and Marie Arana, Justin Torres, Carole DeSanti, Patty Friedmann, Ernest Hill, T.R. Pearson, Hal Clark, Rosary O‘Neill, John Biguenet, Michael Malon and Lucy Ferriss. Reasons to go: Great writers with sophisticated topics (“time travel to the past and future” is the theme), wonderful music and good contacts in the New York marketplace. Events are scheduled at various venues around the city. For info:

SPECIAL EVENTS AND VISITORS The Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans gets underway from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Metairie Park Country Day School’s Bright Library (300 Park Road, Metairie). Start with Great Expectations chapters one through six. The Fellowship intersperses lectures, book discussion and film screenings. Reasons to go: See how the classic

measures up for modern readers. You’ll be surprised. Have a cup of tea. For info: email Happy Birthday, Mr. Faulkner! celebrates William Faulkner’s special day at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at 624 Pirate’s Alley, the house where he wrote his first novel, Soldiers’ Pay, in 1925. The event will feature John Shelton Reed, who wrote Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s; and Luna Press, a collaboration between husband-and-wife team Dalt Wonk and Josephine Sacabo, and Luna Press’ first book Nocturnes. The event is free, but make reservations now. Reason to go: Fun in one of the French Quarter’s greatest literary landmarks For info: email Award-winning poet Sharon Olds is the Florie Gale Arons poet at Tulane University. Olds will read from her new book Stag’s Leap at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Freeman Auditorium at the Woldenberg Art Center (Tulane University, Willow Street entrance). Reason to go: Olds has mercilessly, unflinchingly plumbed her personal life in this revelatory collection of poems about the dissolution of her marriage. For info: The Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans sponsors an appearance by mystery novelist Attica Locke at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women (62 Newcomb Place). Locke’s new book, The Cutting Season, is set in Louisiana. Reasons to go: Get info about starting reading groups and reading group suggestions. Meet the book women of our city, hear a wonderful mystery writer, jumpstart your reading group. For info: Check out the association’s Facebook page at Humorist David Sedaris (Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Squirrel Meets Chipmunk) appears Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the McAlister Auditorium at Tulane University (6823 St. Charles Ave.). His new book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, won’t be out until spring 2013, but he’ll discuss new material and will sign books after. Reason to go: David Sedaris. All new. For tickets:

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Writer and humorist David Sedaris speaks at Tulane University on Oct. 24.

Poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Native Guard, appears at the New Orleans Public Library (219 Loyola Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Reason to go: She’s a brilliant poet and Gulf Coast native who writes beautifully about Louisiana. For info:

Book signings Sept. 4 — Lee Barclay reads selections from New Orleans, What Can’t Be Lost, which she edited, at 6 p.m. at the Columns Hotel. Sept. 4 — Moira Crone will discuss The Not Yet at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. Sept. 5 — Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright discuss and sign A Case For Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and

the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Sept. 6 — Karma Wilson signs Bear Says Thanks at 4 p.m. at Octavia Books. Sept. 10 — Celebrate the work of Lafcadio Hearn at the Black Widow Literary Salon with priestess Miriam from the Rampart Street Temple reading about Marie Laveau, and Trixie Minx reading about glamour in New Orleans at 7 p.m. at Crescent City Books. Sept. 10 — Gary Michael Smith, an author, editor, publisher, instructor and editorial photojournalist based in New Orleans, conducts a seminar titled “How to Create Your Own Publishing Company” at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library. Sept. 13 — William Barnwell discusses and signs Lead Me On, Let Me Stand at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Sept. 13 — David Lummis signs The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans Part 2 at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Sept. 14 — Michael Sartisky, J. Richard Gruber and John Kemp celebrate the publication of A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana, November 1860-April 1861, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Time TBA. page 20

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New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning celebrates the release of her novel Iced with an all-night slumber/reading party at Le Pavillon Hotel (833 Poydras St.) Oct. 29. Reason to go: When’s the last time you stayed up all night to read a book? For info:

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Sept. 15 — Bonny L. Schumaker signs Pellie Lou: A Pelican Who Survived the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill at 11:30 a.m. at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown. Sept. 15 — Michael Sartisky, J. Richard Gruber, and John Kemp discuss and sign their A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana at 1 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Sept. 15 — Cornell Landry signs The Tiger and the Honey Badger Take on the Zoo at 2 p.m. at Octavia Books. Myra McEntire follows at 4 p.m., signing Timepiece. Sept. 18 — Geoff Wyss reads from and signs How, his collection of short stories, at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown. Sept. 20 — Richard Sexton and Randy Harelson sign New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana’s Historic Pointe Coupee Parish at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Sept. 20 — T. Geronimo Johnson signs Hold It ’Til It Hurts at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Sept. 21 — Stuart Woods signs Severe Clear at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Sept. 22 — Madaline Herlong signs her young adult novel Buddy at 11:30 a.m. at Maple Street Book Shop. Sept. 22 — John Shelton Reed signs Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s at noon at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Sept. 27 — John Shelton Reed discusses and signs Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Sept. 27 — Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing discuss and sign Southern Comfort: A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Sept. 27 — Geronimo Johnson signs Hold It ’Til It Hurts at Maple Street Books. Time TBA. Sept. 28 — John Shelton Reed discusses and signs Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Sept. 29 — Geronimo Johnson signs Hold It ’Til It Hurts at Maple Street Book Shop on Ponce de Leon Street. Oct. 4 — William J. Cooper discusses and signs We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Oct. 4 — Sonpri Gray signs Kept at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown. Oct. 8 — Andrew Kahrl reads from and signs The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown. Oct. 9 — Stephan Pastis signs Pearls

Freaks the #*%# Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Oct. 9 — John McCusker signs Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Oct. 13 — Dianne de las Casas and Marita Gentry sign Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear at 1:30 p.m. at Octavia Books. Oct. 14 — Fred Thompson signs Fred Thompson’s Southern Sides at 2 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Oct. 16 — Michael Allen Zell signs Errata at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Oct. 18 — Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson sign The Gluten-Free Table: The Lagasse Girls Share Their Favorite Meals at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Oct. 18 — Cynthia LeJeune Nobles signs The Delta Queen Cookbook: The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Oct. 19 — Michael Allen Zell signs Errata at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Books on Ponce de Leon Street. Oct. 20 — Melinda Palacio signs and reads from her debut novel, Ocotillo Dreams at Maple Street Book Shop at the New Orleans Healing Center. Oct. 23 — Claire Keegan, The Irish Times award-winning writer, reads at 7 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans’ Danna Center. Oct. 25 — Arthe Anthony discusses and signs Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer’s View of the Early Twentieth Century at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Oct. 25 — Robert Olen Butler signs The Hot Country at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Oct. 26 — George Singleton signs Stray Decorum at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Oct. 28 — Arthe Anthony discusses and signs Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer’s View of the Early Twentieth Century at 1 p.m. at Octavia Books. Oct. 29 — Poet Beau Boudreaux reads from and signs Running Red, Running Redder at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown. He will be joined by Theodore Ross, author of Am I a Jew?: Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man’s Search for Himself. Nov. 1 — Katherine Soniat signs A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Nov. 4 — Pit bull activist Ken Foster celebrates the release of his new book I’m a Good Dog at 2 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop in the New Orleans Healing Center. A portion of proceeds benefit the Sula Foundation. Nov. 8 — Tom Varisco signs Jackson Squared: The Heart of the Quarter at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.


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Dec. 1 — Dixon Hearne reads from and signs When Christmas was Real at 1 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown. He will be joined by Vallie Lynn Watson signing A River So Long. Dec. 5 — Rene Brunet and Jack Stewart discuss and sign There’s One in Your Neighborhood — The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library. Dec. 6 — David Spielman signs When Not Performing: New Orleans Musicians at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Dec. 8 — Bill Finch signs Longleaf, Far As The Eye Can See: A New Vision of

North America’s Richest Forest at 1 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Dec. 13 — Poet Melinda Palacio signs How Fire Is A Story, Waiting at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.

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Nov. 13 — David Spielman and Fred Lyons sign When Not Performing: New Orleans Musicians at 5:30 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Nov. 14 — B.A. Shapiro signs The Art Forger at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. Nov. 15 — Suzanne Johnson reads and signs River Road at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop on Ponce de Leon Street. Nov. 19 — Debra Shriver signs In the Spirit of New Orleans at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown. Time TBA. Nov. 24 — Todd-Michael St. Pierre signs Taste of Treme: Creole, Cajun, and Soul Food from New Orleans’ Famous Neighborhood of Jazz at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown.

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No Sean Payton, no problem. Payton’s replacement, Vitt, has done a fine job leading the team in the suspended head coach’s absence. Vitt has the respect, the pulse, and control of the team. Offensive line coach and running game coordinator Aaron Kromer will lead the team while Vitt serves his own suspension. Kromer has been with the team since 2008. Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael has been with Drew Brees since the quarterback’s San Diego Chargers days and called plays last season when Payton went down with a knee injury. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has recent head coaching experience in St. Louis and has coached a Super Bowl-winning defense. From what

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here are many questions about how the New Orleans Saints 2012 season will go. How will the team handle the seasonlong loss of head coach Sean Payton as well as the suspensions of assistant head coach Joe Vitt and defensive end Will Smith? Can the Saints overcome all of this and still win an NFC South Division that seems much improved? Will all this upheaval mean catastrophic failure, or will it be a testament to a team of men coming together to do their jobs? One thing is certain: The Saints are a very talented team. The Black and Gold offense is still potent. The defense has the potential to be better, thanks to additions in talent and the hiring of a new defensive coordinator whose philosophy best suits the current roster of Saints defenders. But several questions remain.











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HEADING INTO THE SEASON Brees passed for 5,476 yards last season, breaking Dan Marino’s single-season record set in 1984. The offense also set a record for the most yards in a single season. That offense didn’t get worse. Tight end Jimmy Graham had a monster season last year, leading the team in receiving with 99 receptions for 1,310 yards to go with a team-leading 11 touchdowns. Expect another big year for Graham, judging by his performance this preseason. The loss of Carl Nicks at left guard seems to be having minimal impact as Ben Grubbs has fit in perfectly. Wide receiver Robert Meachem’s replacement has yet to be chosen. Adrian Arrington and rookie Nick Toon both suffered training camp injuries, but once they come back healthy, they should fill the role of the fourth receiver nicely. The defensive side of the ball is the most intriguing. Spagnuolo is known as a coach who likes to use strong linemen to pressure opposing quarterbacks. In Cam Jordan, Brodrick Bunkley, Sedrick Ellis and Will Smith, the Saints feature four former first-round draft picks up front. Saints defensive linemen totaled nine sacks heading into the preseason finale. That’s a sign of things to come. Linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne were brought in to upgrade the position’s overall skill level. Lofton’s work during the offseason, training camp and preseason has earned him many compliments from teammates. He will fill in nicely for suspended middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma. Hawthorne had seven

Assistant head coach Joe Vitt has been a strong leader for the Saints in the preseason, but soon he will serve a suspension, leaving offensive line coach and running game coordinator Aaron Kromer in charge.

solo tackles in the limited action he saw before suffering a meniscus injury to his knee; the injury required surgery. Both new linebackers are upgrades. Young players Johnny Patrick, Marquis Johnson and fifth-round pick Corey White have helped assuage doubts about the Saints’ depth at cornerback. Patrick Robinson and Jabari Greer are two very good starting corners, with Robinson showing signs this preseason that he could be headed for a breakout year. The defense will feature more coverages than exotic high-risk blitzes. Spagnuolo’s defensive scheme will be tested this season against some pretty good quarterbacks: the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, the San Diego Chargers’ Philip Rivers, the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, the New York Giants’ Eli Manning, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Michael Vick, the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo, and the unknown in the Washington Redskins’ Robert Griffin III. And let’s not forget the San Francisco 49ers’ Alex Smith, whose fourth-quarter in the playoffs this past January still gives me heartburn. The Saints’ special teams have gotten better steadily. Thomas Morstead is among the league’s best punters, and his kickoffs tend to be touchbacks. Darren Sproles is a dual threat at running back and as the team’s big returner; he’s always capable of taking it to the house.

DIVISION OUTLOOK To get to a Super Bowl, you first need to make the playoffs — and the best way

to do that is win your division. The Saints won the NFC South last season by three games over Atlanta. How does the division look this season? Atlanta enters the 2012 season with new offensive and defensive coordinators after a 10-6 record last season. My take: the Atlanta Falcons is the one team that can contend with the Saints for the NFC South crown. Offensively, Atlanta will look to attack downfield more and use the screen pass well. Defensively, expect the Dirty Birds to pressure from everywhere. The Saints and Falcons also share a healthy dislike for one another. Nov. 11 in the Dome and Nov. 29 in Atlanta are the two meetings this season. Mark your calendars. Carolina surprised some folks last season. Newton had the best statistical season by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. Center Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer that promised a Lombardi Trophy, so confidence is high in Charlotte. The Panthers are on the rise and don’t fear the Black and Gold. Week 2, Saints at Panthers, provides an early opportunity to make a statement. Carolina is not ready just yet. The Panthers will be good but are still missing the pieces needed to overtake the Saints and Falcons. It is a new regime in Tampa, Fla., as Greg Schiano takes over as head coach. The narrative is simple on the west coast

Placekicker Garrett Hartley hopes to return to the field this season after suffering a hip injury in 2011.

of Florida: Josh Freeman, are you the man or not? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback threw 22 interceptions last season as his team lost its final 10 games. Freeman, who by the way is barely recognizable when you see him after losing some weight since last year, has two years remaining on his contract. The club would like to know for sure if he is the team’s long-term answer. Tampa will play inspired football for their new coach, but the team doesn’t have the talent to contend for a division title.

2012 OUTLOOK Despite all the offseason dramatics, the Saints are a championship contender. Vitt’s suspension means he will miss games against Washington, Carolina, Kansas City, Green Bay, San Diego and Tampa Bay. If the Saints can manage to go at least 4-2 in that stretch, and they can go 5-1, then they are poised to reach the 11-win or even the 12-win mark. I believe the Saints will win the NFC South with a 12-4 record and will play in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. The Saints could even make Who Dat dreams come true by playing at home in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They would be the first team in NFL history to do that — a fitting end to the offseason drama.






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Like any serious New Orleans Saints fan, these sneakers wear their allegiance to the the Black and Gold both outside and inside (the fabric lining has a fleur de lis and “Who Dat” motif), $59.99 at Feet First (526 Royal St., 504-569-0005; 4122 Magazine St., 504-899-6800;

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All sharp angles and gold chains, starkly geometric earrings look equally at home paired with a power suit or a jersey, $10 at Rye (4223 Magazine St., 504-872-9230;

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If there isn’t already a feathered, sequined headpiece in your wardrobe, here’s a chance to remedy that before costume season (Saints games, Halloween, Carnival) kicks into high gear, $55 at Feet First.

Thanks to a fleur-de-lis print and 1950s silhouette, this dress lets you look ladylike while you get crunk and trash-talk Roger Goodell, $71 at Trashy Diva (829 Chartres St., 581-4555; 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; www.

Black-and-gold cowboy boots see you to the Dome in style — and protect your feet from Bourbon Street funk during the inevitable victory stroll through the Quarter, $89 at Shoeffle (228 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985898-6465; 8438 Oak St., 3243488;

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COMMUNITY issues and advances in the field of african-american health care BY C A R R I E M A R K S go a long way toward prevention: Sterling cites a new study showing people of African-American descent who have suffered a hemorrhatic stroke are significantly more likely to experience high blood pressure a year afterward, which increases the risk of another stroke. Awareness of this likelihood and other predispositions can help patients take extra measures to ensure good health. For diagnoses of diabetes and hypertension, Sterling recommends monitoring diet, first and foremost. “Watching food portions is important,” he says. “If you go out, share a meal with your sweetheart, or eat half and save the rest for tomorrow’s lunch.” Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise (aerobic meaning that “you’re breaking a sweat”) five times a week is his recommended exercise plan. “People ask me, ‘Where do you find the extra 30 minutes?’” Sterling says. “Cut off 30 minutes of television, put your kids in the stroller, or take your pets for a walk. It doesn’t have to be expensive — you have two feet.” New Orleans hosted the NMA’s 109th annual convention, which wrapped up Aug. 1 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The NMA is the nation’s oldest and largest organization catering to the needs of black doctors across the country. “Since its inception in 1895, the NMA has been dedicated to eliminating health disparities and improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people,” says Joan Oguntimein of the NMA’s publication department. A key facet of the

organization’s mission is promoting awareness of medical conditions unique to or particularly prevalent among AfricanAmerican communities. The NMA sponsored events, panels, lectures and discussions. Along with general events, physicians and healthcare professionals attended courses targeting 24 specialties, including obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology and family medicine. It also was an opportunity for further accreditation in areas like pain management, medical ethics and HIV/ AIDs treatment. “It’s a chance for important, timely updates,” says Dr. S. Gail Martin, a doctor of Family Medicine with a practice in Madison, Miss. “We’re bridging gaps in African-American health care, and to implement change, there’s a real need for these updates.” The NMA convention also afforded its members opportunities to connect with each other. Many medical schools held alumni dinners where former classmates had a chance to catch up, compare schedules and share


information. Elliott and Martin attended Xavier University and Meharry Medical College, respectively. Both agree that a highlight of the convention was the warm reception they received from their alma maters. “It was great to learn the progress and research that Xavier has made in these different fields,” Elliott says. “I’m so proud of them.” The NMA also is one of the few national associations that convenes for more than a day or an afternoon, Martin points out. This creates opportunities for productive relationships and a real absorption of knowledge. “This is a place where you can actually go in and get research done with all of these great minds in there,” she says.

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ith the inclement weather accompanying waning summer months, environmental issues seem at the forefront of everyone’s minds. But the National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly (NMA) reminded our city’s residents there are long-term measures that can help ensure their and their families’ well-being. For a variety of genetic and environmental reasons, many of which medical research continues to reveal, several diseases and medical conditions (including sickle cell anemia, diabetes, uterine fibroids and hypertension) are highly prevalent among African-Americans. According to Dr. Kerry Sterling, a family practitioner with Ochsner West Bank, family history can be a significant indicator of a person’s proclivity toward many of these diseases. “If someone in your family has been diagnosed, then it’s time to see a primary care physician yourself, to assess your risk,” Sterling says. Diet also plays a big role in prevention and treatment, which can prove particularly problematic in the South, where “food is essential to who we are,” Sterling says. Excessive weight gain and an unhealthy diet can result in Type 2 diabetes, to which AfricanAmericans are more prone than Caucasians, and foods high in sodium can aggravate hypertension, Sterling says. Signs of diabetes include being thirsty all the time, a voracious appetite and weight fluctuations, while hypertension results in headaches and sweating. New research and information can



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To avoid the unpleasant symptoms of dehydration, it’s important to drink fluids often — not just when you are thirsty. Thirst is actually an indicator that you already have become dehydrated. “Water interspersed with sports drinks helps replace electrolytes when we sweat profusely,” St. Germain says. “I recommend an 8-ounce glass of water or sports drink every 30 minutes. Alcohol or caffeine is probably not a good idea.” Heat stroke is a far more serious condition than heat exhaustion or mild dehydration. Someone suffering a heat stroke may experience confusion, dizziness, disorientation, vomiting, and they may stop sweating or have a seizure. This is a medical emergency. St. Germain recommends calling 911 immediately if you observe someone exhibiting any of these symptoms. The population at greatest risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke tends to be people with excess weight, young children and the elderly. In overweight adults, the extra pounds work as insulation, keeping the body warm under even moderate temperatures. Children under age 4 have not yet fully developed the system that regulates the body’s temperature. They also may lack the ability to get out of the heat or the communication skills to let someone know they need to move to a cooler place. Older adults often have a problem getting rid of heat because they do not perspire effectively. Medications frequently used by older adults such as antihistamines, blood pressure medicines and certain tranquilizers may also inhibit sweating. For those who can’t avoid working in high temperatures, St. Germain recommends drinking plenty of liquids and wearing light, breathable clothing. “Frequent breaks are important, too,” he says. “Depending on the conditions, you may need to get out of the heat every 15 to 20 minutes.”


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he summer of 2012 has been a scorcher, with record highs all over the country. In New Orleans, it’s not just the heat, it’s also the humidity. The combination can be dangerous or even deadly for outdoor workers, the elderly, children and anyone else who lingers in the sun too long. Heat-related illnesses are connected to the body’s inability to release heat. By drinking fluids and sweating, most people are able to cool themselves sufficiently. However, when conditions become so humid that sweat cannot evaporate, heat stays trapped in the body. Because dehydration also is a concern, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause illness even for those who are able to sweat effectively. Extreme temperatures and high humidity make heat exhaustion a common illness in this part of the country. “Weakness, dizziness, feeling faint, nausea, headache or profuse sweating — these are all signs that the body is having trouble getting rid of heat,” says Dr. David St. Germain, an internist at East Jefferson General Hospital. “When those things happen, it’s time to cool off.” If you experience any of these symptoms, St. Germain suggests seeking shade or air conditioning if possible. Placing icepacks or cool rags on the back of your neck or sitting in front of a fan also can help you cool down. In addition to moving to a cool area, increasing your fluid intake is also important. “One of the major concerns is dehydration,” St. Germain says. “You lose a tremendous amount of moisture from sweating, and you need to take in sufficient liquids. Most people don’t drink enough to replace the fluids that they lose, and that’s when they start to get into trouble.” However, not all fluids will help restore your body’s hydration. Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages can actually exacerbate fluid loss because they are diuretics (they aid in expelling fluids from the body).



CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The October 30 issue of Gambit will spotlight local New Orleanians under the age of 40 for their accomplishments.

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ing a lot of ground, the steps are simple to follow. “If it’s complex, people aren’t going to do it,” Shilstone says. “I titled the book Stop Renting Your Health because over the years, I’ve realized you can’t be successful unless you can convince people to take ownership of their health. People have to treat their health as a tangible item.” Shilstone worked with local writers and editors, printing companies and production houses. The book draws heavily from his work at East Jefferson General Hospital’s wellness program. “This was all developed here as a New Orleans product,” Shilstone says. “It’s a preventative medicine product (featuring) New Orleans people and changes that took place here.” Shilstone is quick to draw the distinction between preventative care and what he calls “sick care”: “We have a misunderstanding of health care in this country,” he says. “We’re defining health care as going to the doctor for treatment. But that’s not health care — that’s sick care. I’m in the health care business. My job is to push (sickness) off as long as possible.”




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DESIGN Floor & Decor offers more than 40 styles of solid wood flooring, as well and marble and wall tiles, to lend the finishing touch to home projects.     Though Floor & Decor is a chain,  each location’s manager tailors the  store’s inventory to its customers’  preferences. In keeping with the  inventory of neighboring furniture  retailers and the tastes of Magazine  Street shoppers, Swenson stocks  her store’s showroom with high-end  brands including Ken Mason, Alys  Edwards, Bon Ton Tile Artistry and  Ceramic Tile Trends. More than 40  styles of solid wood flooring are  available, including reclaimed pine  and cypress from Louisiana, and  hand-scraped woods like oak, birch  and mahogany.     Floor & Decor also offers free  how-to clinics and design services.  “Designers will work with anyone  start to finish, from the blueprint  stage out,” Swenson says. “The  team has helped design multimilliondollar homes and commercial  properties but also has helped  do-it-yourselfers and others with  significantly smaller budgets.” 

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by Angela Hernandez

The third annual FaShIoN’S NIGht out takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Thursday, Sept. 6, on the 600 block of  Metairie Road. There will be giveaways,  discounts, trunk shows, cocktails and music at businesses including MIrabElla ,  hEMlINE , SNaP, SaloN tErESka  and PIlatES loFt, and a pop-up shop  by VErNoN.

PIEty StrEEt MarkEt (Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., 504-269-3982) kicks off its  fall schedule from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. It offers art made from recycled  goods, jewelry and vintage collectibles and  features the newly opened Piety Street SnoBalls. The market will be held the second  Saturday of each month.

The NEW orlEaNS MuSEuM oF art’s  Museum Shop (1 Collins C. Diboll Circle,  504-658-4100; holds its annual summer sale. Sale items are discounted  40 to 50 percent and include tote bags, summer hats, tunics, accessories, candles and  selected children’s merchandise. 

National fashion accessory chain CharMING CharlIE (1500 Westbank Expwy.,  Harvey, 504-364-5708; opened a new location last  month. The store features jewelry, purses,  scarves and other accessories arranged by  color, and most are priced less than $50. 

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eneral manager Lindsay  Swenson says when  first-time customers enter  Floor & Decor Design Gallery (4  Westside Shopping Center, Gretna,  361-0501; 2801 Magazine St., 8913005; www.flooranddecoroutlets. com), their initial reactions tend  to go a bit like this: “Oh wow, this  store is so beautiful. Look at this  pine and look at this backsplash.”   After customers look more closely  at price tags, though, the reactions  change. “Later on, they say, ‘These  prices are so low,’” Swenson says.  “(We’re) lower than places that are  supposed to be inexpensive.”     Because Floor & Decor has an  inventory of more than 70 ceramic  tiles, more than 30 types of marble  and more than 50 wall tiles,  customers can find their dream color  or style. There are 15 styles of locking  vinyl planks that look like wood and  more than 120 laminate designs.     “We offer the largest in-stock  volume at the lowest prices,”  Swenson says. “Ninety percent of  what we have in the showroom is  available to take home the same day.”  In addition to providing floor and wall  surfaces, Floor & Decor also sells  the tools needed to install these and  other trimmings to complete the look,  including moldings, underlayment  and marble accessories.



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    When it opened in the Bywater in 2009,  Satsuma Cafe (3218 Dauphine St., 3045962; brought  to the casual breakfast/lunch format the  field-to-table aesthetic so many fine-dining  chefs espouse these days. Now, Satsuma  Cafe is bringing the same idea Uptown.      Cassi and Peter Dymond have  opened their second Satsuma Cafe (7901  Maple St., 309-5557) in a large, bright  corner space near the Uptown universities.  The new location is open from 7 a.m. to 7  p.m. daily and serves the same menu as  the Bywater cafe.      Cassi says she and her husband were  interested in expanding their business as  early as 2010, and when the Maple Street  location became available the timing was  right for them to move on it.      “Peter and I had been thinking we 

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t Chilangos Seafood, raw oysters hit the table on a beer  tray lined with ice cubes and scattered with sliced lemons,  all per the local norm. But they are garnished with freshly  chopped pico de gallo and small cubes of avocado. Slurped down  in the familiar manner, these ostiones a la Veracruz, as they’re called,  were salty, cold, tart, a little creamy and a worthwhile reward all on  their own for the trek out to Williams Boulevard, that always-reliable  source for interesting international foods.      There would be a lot more to follow, like bracing, juicy Mexican  shrimp cocktail served in a heavy beer schooner; a meal-sized  soup with a greater variety of seafood than a Frenchmen’s bouillabaisse; and an octopus dish cooked in ink that temporarily  stained my lips but left an indelible mark on my flavor memory.      Chilangos Seafood proprietor David Montes is a native of  Mexico City — “Chilangos” is what residents of that city call themselves. He came to New Orleans in a taco truck after Hurricane  Katrina and set himself up outside an abandoned gas station  in Metairie. By the time Jefferson Parish officials outlawed taco  trucks in 2007, Montes had decided to stay in the area, and he  opened the restaurant Taqueria Chilangos (2723 Roosevelt Blvd.,  Kenner, 469-5599).

    Chilangos Seafood is a new spinoff, and it’s an exciting  find for those with a taste for tropical seafood preparations.  Compared to the average Williams Boulevard eatery, it’s a  nice enough looking place. Compared to the average taqueria  around here, though, it’s like the Taj Mahal, or at least a Disney  set. A colorful seafood motif is worked into every corner, from  dangling seashell curtains to coral reef scenes molded into the  tables and barstools.      The bar glows with neon, and the women behind it mix up the  signature Chilangarita, a frozen margarita with an open beer  bottle upended in its slush. As you drink the margarita more beer  joins the mix. This essentially enables double-fisting while keeping one hand free, presumably to steady oneself.      Chilangos Seafood serves fish tacos, of course, but with  flavorless fried tilapia and too much shredded lettuce they aren’t a  strong suit. Diners are better off picking more elaborate dishes.      For the aforementioned octopus, for instance, tentacles are cut  into gnocchi-sized chunks and cooked with salty, pitch-black ink,  which suffuses it all with an earthiness that somehow only comes  from the sea. And the kitchen prepares a righteous version of  vuelva a la vida (“return to life”), which mixes shrimp, oysters and  more octopus in the powerful tang of Mexican cocktail sauce, all  awash in garlic and citrus.      That dish is a purported hangover cure, which might come in  handy since Chilangos Seafood knows how to party. Wednesday’s  salsa dance night doesn’t start until 10 p.m., and even at lunch on  Saturdays there’s karaoke for anyone inclined to belt out Mexican  pop ballads between rounds of oysters and Chilangaritas.  

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This Hermanos lurton Verdejo offers a  light-style alternative to chardonnay and  other white wines during warm weather.  From the historic  Rueda DO (denominacion de origen)  in northern Spain’s  Castilla y leon  region, the wine  is a blend of 85  percent verdejo, 10  percent sauvignon  blanc and 5 percent  viura (also known as macabeo), one of the  three grapes traditionally used in Spain’s  sparkling cavas. The wine was fermented in  oak barrels, followed by three months aging on fine lees in stainless steel tanks. The  vineyard’s low yields produce concentrated  aromas and flavors, beginning with tangerine, cantaloupe, tropical fruit and floral  bouquets. On the palate, taste nuances  of peach, apricot, grapefruit, green apple,  mineral and herbal notes, a hint of spiciness and a crisp finish. Drink it with oysters,  grilled scallops, shrimp bisque, fish, pastas  with cream sauces and tapas. Buy it at:  Whole Foods Markets.

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interview needed to expand because we were outgrowing the Bywater location, and it was getting harder to be efficient there,” Cassie says. “The business dictated our desire to expand, almost out of necessity.” The original Satsuma has been popular from the start. Its inexpensive menu of breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches and fresh juices struck a chord with people looking for a lighter meal in Bywater, and the fact that the kitchen sources so much of its menu from local producers didn’t hurt. A plate of scrambled eggs might feature locally foraged chanterelle mushrooms, and the “green breakfast sandwich” includes fresh arugula, yard eggs and avocado. While vegetarians will cheer the options, it is not a vegetarian restaurant. Planks of thick bacon go over salads, fill sandwiches and are cut into the quiche. Crusty ciabatta bread is used for turkey sandwiches stacked with layers of meat, and there’s a sandwich of shaved ham, Gruyere cheese, apples, onions and Creole mustard. From the juice bar, a pint of the “green drink,” a blend of apple, fennel, kale, cucumber and celery, can prove as energizing as the cafe’s fair trade coffee.

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CHeeSeMONGeR/PROPRIeTOR ST. JAMeS CHeeSe COMPANy he term “American cheese” might still bring to mind those orange, processed slices, but Richard Sutton, proprietor of St. James Cheese Company (5004 Prytania St., 899-4737;, is excited about some new ideas emerging for domestic artisanal cheeses. He recently attended the American Cheese Society Conference ( in Raleigh, N.C., which featured some 1,800 varieties of domestic cheese. He served as an official judge during the event. Sutton is now stocking more American-made products at St. James, the cheese shop he and his wife Danielle opened Uptown in 2006. What’s the mood in American cheese circles these days? Is there a renaissance underway? sutton: To use the term “renaissance” implies a rebirth, and I don’t think this was ever born. This is the birth of domestic cheese we’re seeing now. There’s a renaissance going on in european cheeses, but here I think it’s more of an evolution with people discovering what they can do. Are domestic cheese makers mostly working in European styles or doing something different? s: I think a cheese maker has three choices. One is to make a Brie, for instance, and call it Brie. you’re putting yourself up for comparison with every other Brie out there, but at least consumers know the name already. The second route is making something like a Brie but calling it something else; it’s inspired by a traditional cheese but you’re changing it. Then there’s this third option: They just make it up. It’s the mad scientist approach. I think that’s really cool. They’re exploring more and more with American cheeses, coming up with their own style and identity of what an American cheese can be. Do you think consumers are ready to give these new cheeses a try? s: I have never been more excited about cheese making in this country as I am with the stuff they’re making now. They stand up, and I think when people try them they will be floored. If I can fulfill the demand for what people want, all the way down the line, with just domestic cheese alone, from cheese makers I know, well, that’s the goal, and I feel we’re almost at that point. — IAN MCNULTy

that also is a youth development program. Liberty’s Kitchen was formed in 2009 by Janet Davas, a former administrator at Cafe Reconcile (1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157;, another local nonprofit cafe with a similar mission. It has expanded rapidly since then, and in 2010 it started its Healthy School Lunch Program, which beat out large commercial firms to win the food service contract at New Orleans College Prep Charter School in Central City. Individual tickets cost $50 and group packages are available for the fundraiser. For tickets and information, visit

Baking in Central City A new bakery is among the latest additions on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, the historic commercial corridor in Central City that’s now chasing a comeback. Adrian’s Bakery (2016 O.C. Haley Blvd., 875-4302; www.adrians-bakery. com) opened in August in the Franz Building, a strip of storefronts built a century ago and recently redeveloped to attract small businesses. The bakery sells mostly sweet pastries and baked goods, from donuts

and eclairs to turtles and doberge squares. The staff prepares custom cakes and make king cakes in season. The praline cake — essentially a pound cake iced with a praline topping — is among its signature items. Marcia Darby, who runs the bakery with her husband Adrian, says people often ask if they worked at McKenzie’s, the beloved but long-lost New Orleans bakery chain. They didn’t, but she takes it as a compliment. In fact, the bakery has its own local history and had built several locations around town before Hurricane Katrina. This new Central City outlet joins another location (4710 Paris Road, 282-2283), which opened in Gentilly. Darby says it may begin baking breads depending on demand. Her Gentilly location sometimes carries pistolettes and dinner rolls. The Franz Building was reopened this summer by the Good Work Network (2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 309-2073; www.goodworknetwork. org), a nonprofit that provides technical assistance, coaching and development support to primarily minority- and womenowned small businesses. It includes the Chase Incubator, a business-support program, and office and retail space.

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Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010 A deli find in the heart of Metairie’s shopping district

Cake Cafe & Bakery 2440 Chartres St., 943-0010 The Reuben is served on bread baked in house.

Jims 3000 Royal St., 304-8224 A Reuben stacked high is an impressive newcomer in Bywater.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern 538 N. Hagan St., 482-3047 A surprising nonpo-boy hit at a po-boy destination

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Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “I think the notion that you should make whatever someone asks you to make has gone out the window at any price point. I see [no subsitutions policies] on so many menus now that I think people have gotten it.” — Sang yoon, chef/owner of Father’s Office, a pair of California gastropubs that spell out a “no substitutions” policy on their menus, quoted in a story about the rise of such restaurant rules.

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For someone looking for a quick meal near Tulane Avenue and Broad Street, the sandwiches and New Orleans-style daily specials at Liberty’s Kitchen (422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011; can be just the ticket. For the young people who enroll in Liberty’s Kitchen’s program, however, this place can be the ticket to their future. A nonprofit cafe and caterer, Liberty’s Kitchen doubles as a culinary training program for teens and young adults who want to change the course of their lives. It offers them mentoring, hands-on experience and access to jobs in the restaurant industry. This is a mission many local restaurants embrace and support, which is underscored by the impressive list of chefs and eateries participating in an upcoming fundraiser for Liberty’s Kitchen. The event is called Come Grow with Us, held 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at the Howlin’ Wolf (907 S. Peters St., 522-9653;, the Warehouse District music hall. The roster of restaurants providing food includes Boucherie (8115 Jeannette St., 8625514;, Cochon (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123;, Company Burger (4600 Freret St., 267-0320;, Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. (4400 Banks St., 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage. com), Domenica (123 Baronne St., 6486020;, La Petite Grocery (4238 Magazine St., 891-3377; and Patois (6078 Laurel St., 895-9441; The event includes drinks and live music by Mia Borders, the Brass-a-Holics and Roots of Music, a marching band for local schoolchildren

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AMERICAN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www. — 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., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. — 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. $$

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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. $$


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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 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris

gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S BBQ GRILL — 4200 Magazine St., 301-2755; www. — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The chochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


7357; — 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 ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 525-8045; www. — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised 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. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit

OuT to EAT 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; — 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 PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


OAK — 8118 Oak St., 3021485; — 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. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century

MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; www.melangenola. com — 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 demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CUBAN/ CARIBBEAN MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola. com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and 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 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; — The wine emporium offers gourmet

sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

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

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. $

INDIAN 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, Metai-

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

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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. $$

JAPANESE ChIbA — 8312 Oak St., 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., 570-6440; — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www. — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKhOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, panfried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASAbI SUShI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit

cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www. — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY 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. $$ ZAChARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN bAbYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape

out to eat 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. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889; the-green-burrito-nola — the steak burrito features Cajunspiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — this surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$


THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www. — there’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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; — the Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NeIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ 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, 3482008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe. com — 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 DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 302-2674 — the Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. the chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 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. — 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., 9481717 — 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; — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS 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. Reserva-

tions accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy. com — 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. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; — the Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SeaFOOD 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. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. the baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURG-

ER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New orleans favorites. the thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

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. $ 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. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

tHaI SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; — Whole deep-fried redfish is topped with fried shrimp and scallops and served with vegetables and three-flavored chili sauce. Pineapple seafood curry includes either shrimp or a seafood combination in spicy red coconut curry with crushed pineapple, bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini and sweet basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. 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. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266;— the watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. the vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — the cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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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JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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. $$$


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at Harvard Law School to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face. “There are so few musicals out there that are driven by a really strong female lead,” Rucker says. “There’s something contagious about the character of Elle Woods.” Rucker and Fouchi, who co-direct the show, say they found the perfect Elle Woods in Hannah Rachal, an actress from Hattiesburg, Miss. Despite the challenges posed by playing the character made famous on the big screen by Reese Witherspoon, Rucker says Rachal nails the role. “It’s very much her Elle Woods, but the spirit of that character is still there, which is great,” he says. Rachal shares the stage with Federico, the canine co-star who plays Woods’ pampered pooch Bruiser. “It’s adorable, but it’s something of a diva,” Rucker says of Federico. The Chihuahua arrived on set wearing a pink Desperate Housewives T-shirt, he adds. Rucker and Fouchi are excited about the entire cast, and it’s been a luxury for them to produce the play in their new venue. Having time to work on each scene and polish every song-and-dance number gives the company an opportunity to put on better shows than ever before.

“I think it’s a great Hannah Rachal and Theatre 13 founders way to kick off the season,” Fouchi says. Kelly Fouchi and Gary Rucker prepare The company plans the company’s first show at Rivertown to generate some Theaters, Legally Blonde: The Musical. buzz and build on that PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER throughout the season with productions including the Broadway farce Noises Off Legally Blond: The Musical sEpt and the stage classic 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Gypsy. Other shows include Boeing, THRU Rivertown Theaters for the Boeing, Class of ’70 Performing Arts Something, Monty 325 Minor St., Kenner Python’s Spamalot and the children’s 461-9475 show Freckleface: The Musical. “I think when that curtain falls opening night, we’ll know if we did it or not,” Rucker says. “We’ve set ourselves up for success, now Kelly and I just have to get out of the way and let success happen.”

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or Theatre 13, the opening of Legally Blonde: The Musical is more than just the start of a new season of big-name comedies and musicals. It’s also a house warming, as the company takes the stage for the first time at its new home, Kenner’s Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Founded in 2009 by Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi, Theatre 13 has been a company on the run. Without a home performance space, the pair produced shows at venues all across the city, including Le Petit Theatre, Le Chat Noir, Southern Rep and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. “It was basically whoever wanted us and had room for us,” Rucker says. Logistically, it was a challenge. The constant change of venues made it difficult for Theatre 13 to schedule a season, hire directors and crews in advance and sell season tickets. For each production, the team typically would move into a space on the Sunday before a Friday opening, which gave them five days to get a show ready for opening night. At the end of a run, many props, costumes and set decorations got thrown out since the company had nowhere to store them. Fouchi describes it as “living like gypsies and pulling a show out of a box.” Earlier this summer, Theatre 13 took over the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts — formerly the Rivertown Repertory Theatre — giving Rucker and Fouchi a chance to ground their company in a regular space. The City of Kenner awarded Theatre 13 a four-year contract to manage the building, ousting longtime tenants Rivertown Repertory Theatre Guild, and there is an option for an extension. Rucker and Fouchi’s plans include an overhaul of the physical space, but they also want to expand Rivertown’s offerings beyond the five-show season. A small area previously used for pre-show buffet dinners has been transformed into a second performance space. The company intends to use the additional square footage to host performances throughout the year, including summer theater, children’s programming and a theater festival. They’ll also make space available for other independent productions. With Friday’s season opener, Rucker and Fouchi want to set the tone for what’s to come at Rivertown. Legally Blonde: The Musical brings fun and flair to the stage with a relatively new production they hope has wide appeal. Based on the movie, the musical follows sorority girl Elle Woods as she hits the books




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tUESday 4 Banks Street Bar — June Divided, 8 Blue Nile — troika feat. Jamison ross, stephen gordon & barry stephenson, 10 Circle Bar — nightmare river band, David ryan Harris, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; Joe bennett, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jenna mcswain & friends, 6; pocket aces brass band, 9:30 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Spotted Cat — andy forest, 4; shotgun Jazz band, 6; smoking time Jazz Club, 10

WEdnESday 5 Bistreaux — aaron lopez-barrantes, 7 Blue Nile — soundman presents, 8; gravity a, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — mike Dill, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — aurora nealand & tom

Circle Bar — Jim o. & the no shows, 6; outernational, Zydepunks, 10 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Kristina morales, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — the Jesus & mary Chain, the psychic paramount, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — DJ sessions & Kermit ruffins, 6; brass-aHolics, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; brint anderson, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — tiki troubadour, 6; the business, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — David Dondero, 9 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Joe Krown, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10 Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum — Victory belles, noon

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the Jesus and mary Chain 8 p.m. wednesday House of blues 225 Decatur st. 310-4999

early march in new orleans, with its perfect weather and post-Carnival plastic carnage, would have been too easy for the Jesus and mary Chain. six months after losing a leg of their spring tour to visa complications, the haymaking scots arrive under heavy gray skies with the tattered city looking like the caution-taped aftermath of 1985’s Psychocandy crime spree. and maybe just in time: How better to break cabin fever or evacuate pent-up storm steam than the second coming of the reid brothers’ upside-down squall of sound, the sick thud of kick drum and unholy detuned guitar? Jesus and mary Chain threatened fratricide in 1999, reformed at 2007’s Coachella music festival (with scarlett Johansson on “Just like Honey” backup vocals) and has been promising a follow-up to 1998’s Munki ever since. but no new material means no diluting a six-record repertoire that sounds more clairvoyant every year, the concentrate for volumes of coattail acolytes holding the shangri-las hostage in a garage, waterboarding sepia-toned pop with funhouse reverb and insatiable feedback. (look for Jessica pare, aka Mad Men’s megan Draper, who has taken part on this tour blowing barbed-wire bisous in the Johansson role.) the psychic paramount opens. tickets $35.50 general admission, $75 balcony seating. — noaH bonaparte pais

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tHURSday 6 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — beautiful bells, isidro, Kevin Comarada, Clock & Dagger, 7 Bistreaux — aaron lopez-barrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — easley/paco project, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — george

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Chickie Wah Wah — ed snodderly, 8 Circle Bar — bob andrews & friends, 6; fielded, Head/Head, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — fessters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — los tres

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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Mark Growden & Aurora Nealand, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. Hill & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 4:30; Luke Winslow King, 7:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6

Friday 7 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Madeline Adams, Moths, Shaved Christ, The Ghostwood, 7 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9

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Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Matt Lemmler & Robin Barnes, 5; Lena Prima, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Debbie Davis, 8 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Unnaturals, 10 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari Trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Pine Leaf Boys, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, My Graveyard Jaw, Kiyoko McCrae, 10 Hotel Mazarin — Jerry Christopher, 4:30 House of Blues — Jermaine Quiz, 8; xDefinition CD release feat. LG, Billsberry Flowboy & DJ Scratchmo, 8 Bit Anatomy, Syllable 7, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — Ben Nichols, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Big History, Big Rock Candy Mountain, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Black Pistol Fire, JAG, 10 The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland, 5; Joe Bennett, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Damien Louviere, 5; Aine O’Doherty Band, 9 Landlubbers Pub & Club — David Hyde’s Jazz Trio, 5:30; Andy Breaux, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave Reis, 7 Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts — Hunter Hayes, 7:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Madam Butterfly, 4; Fredy Omar con su Banda, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Rick

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Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Republic — Yeasayer, Daedelus, 9 Rivershack Tavern — Michael & the Strays, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bag of Donuts, 9:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dr. Michael White & Original Liberty Jazz Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Jenna McSwain, 4; Royal Roses, 6; Shotgun Jazz Band, 9 Tipitina’s — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

Saturday 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Bayou Beer Garden — Dave Jordan, 9 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; New Orleans Bass & Drum Experience, 10; Flowtribe, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Lena Prima, 9 Circle Bar — DiNOLA, Sunrise:Sunset, Cons & Prose, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Quintron & Miss Pussycat, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Joe Krown Trio, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf — Dave Matthews Tribute Band, 10 The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Little Freddie King, 10




“KID CHOCOLATE” Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Ashlin Parker, 8; Brass-a-holics, 11:59 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 2 & 5; Joe Bennett, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Wheelhouse, 5; Finishmen, 9 Landlubbers Pub & Club — Big Al & the Heavyweights, 8 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Mumbles, 12:30; Mary Flynn & the Prohibition Blues, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7:30; Fuego Fuego, 11:30 Old Point Bar — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Riverbend Brewhouse — Pigeon Town, 9 Rivershack Tavern — Last New Beginnings, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Creole Stringbeans, 9:30 Smitty’s After Hours — Skrap Metal, 10

Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Pfister Sisters, 6; Mumbles Trio, 9 Tipitina’s — Galactic feat. Corey Glover, MyNameIsJohnMichael, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Shannon Powell Band, 9

SUNDAY 9 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Sutekh Hexen, Barghest, Corpus Cambre, 7 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; Mainline, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Mica McKee & Little Maker, 6; Hume, Saint Bell, 10 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug

Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Colin Lake, 3 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 8 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Kevin Clark & Tom McDermott, 11:30 a.m; Riccardo Crespo, 3:30; La Tran-K Band, 7 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh feat. Romy Kaye, 3:30; Picked Clean, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Tycho, Album Leaf, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & the Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Serenaders feat. Clive Wilson, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — New Orleans Guitar Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 8 Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6

MoNDAY 10 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Redrawblak, Jeff Albert, Brad Walker & Steve Marquette Trio, Helen Gillet, 8 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 Blue Nile — To Be Contin-


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Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6; I Was Totally Destroying It, Faun Fables, Kara Mann, 10 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Olga, 9:30




Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Birdcloud, 8

Brass Band Jam featuring 9/1 Lagniappe Brass Band 9/8 Brass-A-Holics 9/15 Hot 8 Brass Band 9/22 & 29 Déjà vu Brass Band

SUNDAYS Tyler’s Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth


Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Paul Tobin, 8


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clASSicAl/ coNcertS Nunemaker Auditorium — Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 8652011; — Fri: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan & Subhajyoti Guha, 8 Rogers Memorial Chapel — Tulane University, 862-3214 — Wed: Tulane’s Healthy Veggie Club benefit feat. Perseid Duo, 7 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 5220276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas


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after accumulating considerable debt, puts a hit out on his mother so he can collect insurance money. Canal Place THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX

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NOw shOwING 2016: OBAMA’S AMERICA (PG) — author Dinesh D’souza takes a critical look at president barack obama’s past to hypothesize about the future if he is re-elected. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14, Grand THE APPARITION (PG13) — a couple learns that a university’s parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is relentlessly haunting them. Grand


BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (PG-13) — in the epic fable shot and set in louisiana, fantasy and reality collide for a young girl living in a remote Delta community after her father falls ill. Canal Place


BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — the museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. birute mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) — this installment of the films based on the robert ludlum novels sees its characters’ stakes triggered by Jason bourne’s actions. Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE CAMPAIGN (R) — two buffoonish congressional candidates (will ferrell and Zach galifianakis) find themselves locked in a dead heat as election Day approaches in the new orleans-shot comedy. Grand, Hollywood 14 CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (R) — a couple that married young begins to drift apart, and Celeste (rashida Jones) thinks she can divorce her husband (andy samberg) and still

remain friends. Canal Place THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) — the final installment of Christopher nolan’s batman series takes place eight years after the last film and introduces the characters Catwoman and bane. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Entergy IMAX, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (G) — the latest installment of the book-turned-film series, greg Heffley (Zachary gordon) finds himself in the middle of a summer vacation gone wrong. Hollywood 14 THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R) — the male action star overloaded sequel finds the team reuniting for a seemingly easy job that goes terribly wrong. Chalmette Movies, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HIT & RUN (R) — a former getaway driver breaks out of the witness protection program to drive his fiancee to an important job interview, but soon they learn that a federal agent and a mob thug are hunting them down. Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 HOPE SPRINGS (PG-13) — a long-married couple (meryl streep and tommy lee Jones) looking to reconnect visits a small town seeking the help of a renowned marriage counselor (steve Carell). Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G) — the gang from the franchise embark on a journey aboard an iceberg after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Hollywood 14 KILLER JOE (NC-17) — matthew mcConaughey stars in william friedkin’s twisted comedy about a man who,

LAWLESS (R) — in 1931 Virginia, a trio of brothers’ bootlegging business threatens to be shut down by a sadistic lawman from Chicago. Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG13) — wes anderson’s latest concerns a peaceful island community that falls into chaos when two love-struck 12-yearolds run away. Canal Place THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG) — a couple unable to conceive buries a box containing their wishes for a child in their backyard, and soon a boy magically appears at their door. Grand, Hollywood 14 THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE (G) — in the interactive children’s film, the oogieloves must track down their lost magical balloons to execute a surprise party for their friend. Grand, Hollywood 14 PARANORMAN (PG) — in the animated film, a boy with the ability to speak to the dead must stop a centuries-old witch’s curse on his town. Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE POSSESSION (PG13) — a couple’s daughter becomes obsessed with an antique wooden box, which they would later discover contains an evil force. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 PREMIUM RUSH (PG-13) — a bike messenger (Joseph gordonlevitt) finds himself in a life-anddeath chase through manhattan. Grand, Hollywood 14 SPARKLE (PG-13) — whitney Houston, in the last role before her death, plays the mother of an ambitious girl group during the height of motown. Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 THUNDERSTRUCK (PG) — nba star Kevin Durant switches places with a klutzy teen. Hollywood 14, Grand

OPENING FRIDAY THE WORDS (PG) — a shallow wannabe-writer (bradley Cooper) passes off someone else’s novel as his own, prompting the real author (Jeremy irons) to threaten to destroy his reputation.

sPEcIAl scREENINGs BRAWLER (NR) — the locally produced film concerns

FILM LISTINGS REVIEW a New Orleans family big in the boxing community and underground fight world that threatens to be torn about by brothers’ rivalry. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; EVIL DEAD II (R) — In the 1981 sequel, the lone survivor of an onslaught of evil spirits fends off another attack in an abandoned cabin. Tickets $8. Midnight FridaySaturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; EXPIRATION (NR) — A mysterious corporation enlists four people to participate as human lab rats for a medical experiment, and hidden truths about the different players emerge as the situation becomes dire. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 8:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.

GASLIGHT (NR) — The 1944 mystery-thriller stars Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten and an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury. Tickets $5.50. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania. com ICONS AMONG US: JAZZ IN THE PRESENT TENSE (NR) — The 2009 documentary combines archival footage, live performance footages and interviews with 75 jazz artists including Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and others. The screening is part of the Musically Speaking film series curated by DJ Soul Sister. Email mail@ or visit film for details. Free admis-

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sion. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; KINGS ROW (NR) — The 1942 film based on the novel of the same name features President Ronald Reagan’s most notable role. Tickets $5.50. Noon. Sun., Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (G) — The Disney animated film follows Tiana, a girl living in 1926 New Orleans who dreams of owning a restaurant, who kisses a frog prince and becomes a frog herself. Tickets $6 general admission, $3 NOMA/ New Orleans Film Society members, free for children 17 and under. 8 p.m. Friday, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, 658-4100; www. THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES (PG) — Lauren Greenfield’s documentary follows a billionaire couple whose fortune, which is fueled by a successful timeshare empire, begins to crumble due to economic crisis. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 New Orleans Film Society and Contemporary Arts Center members. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800;

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS SOUTHERN SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL. The Lafayette film festival, held Nov. 15-18, seeks student film, short film, documentaries, features, animation and music videos. There is a $20 entry fee. Email info@ or visit for details. Application deadline is Oct. 1. AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012



Lawless (R) Directed by John Hillcoat Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke and Jessica Chastain Wide release

“It’s not violence that sets a man apart,” says one bootlegging brother to another in Lawless, filmmaker John Hillcoat’s Prohibition-era tale of moonshine, flamboyant gangsters and crooked cops. “It’s the distance he’s willing to go.” While not entirely honest — Lawless spends nearly two hours lurching from one bullet-ridden bout of extreme violence to the next — this early bit of dialogue at least underscores the film’s earnest attempts at injecting some meaning into its mayhem. Lawless brings some strong elements to the proceedings but never quite pulls them together into a satisfying film. Working behind the scenes is post-punk icon Nick Cave, a friend of director Hillcoat since their early days at art school. Cave wrote the screenplay (as he did for Hillcoat’s similarly violent neo-Western, The Proposition) and crafted a soundtrack strong enough to carry a film. Cave and longtime musical partner Warren Ellis assembled a band called the Bootleggers to reimagine songs by John Lee Hooker, Link Wray and other greats in the roots-music styles of the 1930s. Two distinct covers of the Velvet Underground’s classic “White Light/White Heat” — including one by 85-year-old bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley — transform the Velvets’ noisy ode to illicit stimulants into a down-home moonshine anthem. Cave also makes a brief appearance as a gangster who looks comically rock-star scrawny alongside strapping Hollywood actors like Tom Hardy (who played the villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises). Lawless’ original source material holds similar appeal. Cave based his screenplay on the acclaimed historical novel The Wettest County in the World, for which author Matt Bondurant fictionalized decades of family lore to tell the true story of his own real-life grandfather and grand-uncles, the Bondurant brothers (played by Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke). The Bondurants ran a highly successful bootlegging business in the Virginia hill country that was eventually challenged by mobsters and lawmen from Chicago with predictably gory results. While the rural setting allows Hillcoat the chance to blend broad strokes from Westerns and early gangster movies, the trials of youngest brother Jack Bondurant (LaBeouf) eventually become the focus of the film. But Jack’s journey from sensitive kid to hardened grown-up willing to stand up to the Chicago boys doesn’t ring true, and Lawless finally becomes the kind of movie that treats the style in which characters die on screen as the most important thing it has to offer. Guy Pearce makes a memorably creepy villain, and Gary Oldman drips charisma as a legendary Chicago gangster. Jessica Chastain (The Help) and Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right) work some magic as love interests for two of the Bondurants, especially given their minimal dialogue and fleeting screen time. But there’s nothing the strong cast can do to stop the movie from adding up to something less than the sum of its parts. — KEN KORMAN

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FACE TO FACE (NR) — In Australian filmmaker Michael Rymer’s drama, a construction worker’s assault of his boss leads to a series of conflict resolution sessions that reveal lies, betrayal, sex and bullying in the workplace. A Q&A with Rymer follows the screening. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 6 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.





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OPENING ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. — Bicycle sculpture by Katrina Brees, through September. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “This is How We Roll,” works by University of New Orleans graduate students; “Work,” mixed media by Sallie Ann Glassman; both through Oct. 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www.noaam. com — “The Power of Art as Healing,” paintings by Richard C. Thomas, through Sept. 29. Opening reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “Arranging Suitcases,” works by Avery Lawrence, through Sept. 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; — “Adjust,” works by Sidonie Villere; “Correlation,” works by Jonathan Ferrara; both through Sept. 28. Opening reception 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — Photographs of Louisiana wildlife and landscapes by Lane Lefort, through September. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Flourish,” mixed media and site-specific installations by Christine Sauer, through Oct. 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. — Works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham and John Whipple, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Taft McWhorter, sculpture by Hernan Caro, jewelry by Betsy Meyers Green, works by Bob Rue, through September. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — “Love Heals,” paintings by Holton Rower; “Quiver,” glassworks and mixed media by Rob Wynne; “Altogether Elsewear,” video by John Pilson, through Sept. 15. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; — “Dream Documents,” works by Raine Bedsole, through Sept. 28. COUP D’OEIL ART CON-

FOUNDATION FINE ART GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 568-0955; — “All Alive and Close Enough to Touch,” prints by Rob Stephens, through Nov. 3. GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, THE RINK. 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — “Summer Showcase ii,” a group exhibit by gallery artists, through Sept. 23. THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www. — Works by Martin Benson, through Wednesday. HALL OF FRAME GALLERY. 5312 Canal Blvd., 488-8560; — Acrylic and watercolor works by Jan Wilken, through Oct. 31.

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HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 5257300; — “Between the Pages,” works by Aaron McNamee, through Sept. 24. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Tale of the Swamp Monster,” mixed-media drawings and paintings by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Sept. 27. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. — “Q the Cloud, Personal Haunts and Delta Marvels,” oil paintings by Oscar Quesada, through September. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “They Were Hopelessly Outnumbered,” sculpture and drawings by John Donovan, through Sept. 29. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — “infinite Flux,” oil paintings by Batya F. Kuncman, through Sept. 29. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; — “Peinture

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CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — “A Family Tapestry,” works on canvas by Jean Geraci, through Sept. 29. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Carried,” drawings by Robyn Denny, through Oct. 7. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “The Mystique, The Brilliance,” mixed-media portraits by Chic Connell, through Sept. 27.




aRt LISTINGS REVIEW Verre,” paintings of glass sculptures from the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, through September.

NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; — “Somos Guerreros,” photographs by Erin Krall, through Sept. 13. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, 314-2406; www. — “Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture,” a travelling group exhibition curated by Sara Krajewski, through Oct. 15. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “Living With Pop,” works by Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and others, through Sept. 29. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip Tipton, Tamra Carboni and Caren Nowak, ongoing.

STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “The Indomitable Spirit of Mr. I,” three-dimensional works by Mr. Imagination, through September. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing. TEN GALLERY IN THE SA-

VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., 522-2900; www. — “Portraits of the South,” works by Sarah Stiehl, through Sept. 25.

spaRE spaCEs EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY. 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — “Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood,” a traveling exhibit commemorating 200 years of Louisiana statehood, through Sunday.

musEums HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; — “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: The Steamboat That Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “The Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert Tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” an exhibit examining the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial health policies, through Oct. 15.

There always has been something strikingly elemental about Raine Bedsole’s mixedmedia works, an assortment of sculptural montages and other creations in which water often predominates even as air, earth and hints of fire are never far behind. In recent years, time has emerged as a fifth element, usually in the form of vintage texts or images rendered as graphic echoes of the past. Throw in Bedsole’s more recent imagistic watercolors and it becomes clear her works in all media are ultimately vessels for navigating time and space, gossamer though they may be. In past exhibitions, her favorite subjects were boats and other vessels, including female forms, but this time around, her menu expands to include sea shells and marine life as well as shantylike structures that are no less spindly or ethereal than the boats that have been her Dream Documents THRu signature creations for years. Callan Contemporary sEpt Her ghostly and gossamer Long Boat, a nearly 14-foot wall sculpture 518 Julia St. of wire, wood and steel with a tattered 525-0518 vellum skin extends her nautical tradiwww.callancontemtion, as does Rain Boat Empty Tears, a canoelike vessel with a skin of old ters, correspondence punctuated with perforations that leak tear-shaped beams of light on to the wall when illuminated from above. These are accompanied by some watercolor-on-plaster paintings of sea shells, corals and octopi in shades of tidal-pool blue on sepia that subtly conjure the ambience of poems from past ages when the sea was the ultimate mystery of mysteries. Her hutlike structures are smaller but no less otherworldly. Floating House 1 (pictured) is barely there — part tree house and part shanty. It and similar works suggest the makeshift structures of displaced nature spirits who were once at home in swamps and forests but have lately joined the ranks of the dispersed as global changes create new waves of nomads in search of other lands and abodes where they might once again feel at home. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT



NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “Drawn to the Edge,” an installation of largescale drawings by Katie Holden in the museum’s Great Hall; “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III”; both through Sunday. “Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues”, through Sept. 16. “Ralston Crawford and Jazz”, through Oct. 14. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — “Louisiana Contemporary,” a juried exhibition of contemporary Louisiana art; “New Southern Photography”; Louisiana photographs from the museum’s permanent collection; “Historic Louisiana Landscapes and Portraits”; works by H. Cole Wiley and Lin Emery; all through Sept. 23. Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. — “Lens on the Larder: The Foodways of Southern Appalachia in Focus,” an exhibition of photographs and oral histories by Larry Smith and Fred Sauceman, through Sept. 21. “Tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by Tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.


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TheaTeR BALM IN GILEAD. NOCCA Riverfront, Nims Blackbox Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2875; — Mark Routhier directs the NOLA Project and Cripple Creek Theatre co-production of Lanford Wilson’s play. Tickets $25 general admission, $20 students, seniors and artists, “pay what you will” Sept. 13. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 23.

C’EST LA VIE. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 5686990; mintex.htm — Jessie Terrebonne and Ann Mahoney portray two down-on-their-luck 1950s Paris cabaret chanteuses who, after being forced to sing Edith Piaf songs every night, debut some original material. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 22.

GREASE. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; www.cuttingedgeproductions. org — The theater presents the classic musical about teenagers navigating life at high school in the 1950s. Tickets $18.50. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Sept. 15. LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. Rivertown Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — Gary Rucker directs the musical based on the comedy about a California sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law to win back her ex-boyfriend. Tickets $35 general admission, $33 seniors, $30 student/military. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 23. MONOLOGUES AND MUSINGS FOR THE MONEY, HONEY. Mid-City Theater,






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THE RAT PACK NOW. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — The tribute show seeks to recapture the music, style and comedy of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.



BURLeSQUe & CaBaReT BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 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. FLEUR DE TEASE. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks. net — The burlesque troupe kicks off its seventh season. Tickets $15 general admission, $20 reserved seating. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. LE ROYAL ROUGE SHOW. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; — Comedian Jodi Borrello hosts the Parisian-style show of cancan dancing and variety acts. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. WednesdaySunday through Oct. 28.

aUdITIoNS BALLET HYSELL’S “THE NUTCRACKER”. New Orleans School of Ballet, 717 Adams St., 866-0652 — The ballet company presents the show on Dec. 2223. Call 897-5505 or email for details. 1 p.m. dancers ages 5-11 years old, 3 p.m. dancers 12 years and older. Sunday. THE NUTCRACKER. River Region Performing Arts & Cul-

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Comedy ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 5229653; — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. — The double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. Tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — TNM house improv troupes Claws with Fangs, Stupid Time Machine, Super Com-

puter, Chris and Tami and The Language perform. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 784-0054; www.therapynola. com — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW WITH GAVIN BRISTOL. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — The actor who has appeared in the Twilight movies is the guest at a special edition of the theater’s weekly show that benefits the upcoming Hell Yes Fest. Tickets $10. 9 p.m. Thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. STUPID TIME MACHINE PRESENTS. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — The improv comedy troupe presents improv, sketch comedy, videos and guest performers. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 2185778; www.theallwayslounge. com — Becky Allen, Tracy Collin and Dorian Rush star in the interactive musical comedy about friends who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 23.

FUNKY TIMES AT THE BLUE DOOR SHACK. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. — The debut performance from InterAct NOLA, a theater troupe of performers with disabilities, is a series of short sketches interspersed with musical numbers centering around a mysterious cabaret. Call 897-0134 for reservations. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday.

THE NERD. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; www.playmakersinc. com — In Larry Shue’s play, an unassuming architect receives an unexpected visit from the awkward, inappropriate man who saved his life in Vietnam. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 students. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 23.

Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www.nocca. com — Stogie Kenyatta stars in the play about the groundbreaking African-American artist to benefit the NOCCA Institute’s Plessy Project. A Q&A with Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, descendants of the litigants in the Plessy v. Ferguson court case and founders of the Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, follows the performance. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Saturday.



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family TUESDay 4 KINDER GARDEN: BACK-TO-SCHOOL IN THE GARDEN. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; — Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. tickets $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Call 293-4722 or email for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

THURSDay 6 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — the ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SaTURDay 8 CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; www. — Jewelry artist maria fromich and others guide children in making foam block prints on paper and cloth. email for details. admission $5. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CRITTER CINEMA. LA/ SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 368-5191; — the la/spCa screens g-rated movies at the event with pizza,

EVENTS TUESDay 4 THE BIG EASY DATING GAME. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — in the live dating game experience, couples and singles are selected from the audience to participate in games onstage in order to win prizes. the ratty scurvics trio and spooky lestrange and Her billion Dollar baby Dolls perform. admission $7. 8:30 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WEDNESDay 5 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8921873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. CULTURE COLLISION. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; www. — local arts organizations provide information on the upcoming cultural season, memberships and more at the happy hour event, which also features drinks, light food and music by DJ matty and ratty scurvics at the after-party. Visit for

THURSDay 6 CINEMA FOR A NEW AGE: GOING HD. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; — a panel of cinematographers, directors and others in the film industry discusses cinema’s transition into the digital age. Visit www. for details. admission free for new orleans Video acces Center members, $10 nonmembers. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. EVA KOR. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — in conjunction with the museum’s Deadly medicine exhibit, Kor, who was subjected to human experimentation under Josef mengele at auschwitz, discusses her experiences and holds a book signing. 6 p.m. presentation, 7 p.m. book signing.

fRiDay 7 COME GROW WITH US. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — the event benefiting liberty’s Kitchen, which provides job training for at-risk youth, features a slate of prominent local chefs and music by roots of music, mia borders, brass-a-Holics and others.

Visit www.libertyskitchen. org for details. admission $50. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. EZRA OPEN. Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; — the better than ezra foundation hosts the bowling tournament that features an open bar and food. the patron party at Harrah’s theater (8 Canal st., 533-6600; www. includes an open bar, food, live and silent auctions and a performance by better than ezra. Visit for details. tickets $150 patron party, $50 general admission (does not include bowling). 2 p.m. tournament, 7 p.m. to midnight patron party. GRAYCEN’S GALA: WISH UPON A HEART. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; — the gala benefits graycen taylor bond, a 2-year-old new orleans native in need of a heart transplant. event admission includes an open bar, food from local restaurants and live entertainment. Visit for details. admission $40. 8 p.m to midnight. friday. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. MILLION MILF MARCH. the weekend event starts with a kick-off at fulton on tap (608 fulton st.) with an open bar, music by weathered and a silent auction to benefit the friends in need foundation. the next day there is a pub crawl starting at ernst Cafe (600 s. peters st.) and ending with a party at generations Hall (310 andrew Higgins Drive). Visit www.millionmilfmarch. com for details. admission $55 for each event. auction and party 7 p.m. friday, pub crawl and party 11 a.m to 5 p.m. saturday. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WISHES, WONDERS & WHO DATS. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal

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SaTURDay 8 CADA CARNIVALE. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 259-1509; www. — the amusement park opens for the Council on alcohol & Drug abuse for greater new orleans’s event with free ice cream from new orleans ice Cream Company, carnival entertainers and vendors sharing family resources. Visit for details. tickets $10 general admission and $8 students at the door, $8 general admission in advance. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 8615898; — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. DAUGHTERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE PUB NIGHT. Irish House, 1432 Saint Charles Ave., 5956755; — the event benefiting one of the Daughters of the british empire’s retirement homes features music by the John rankin trio, auctions, british food and traditional pub games. admission $75. Call 3674116 or visit www.dbeinla. org for details. 6:30 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — the market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — the weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, meats and flow-




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TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; — the museum hosts special tuesday and thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

popcorn and animals for cuddling. the event is for children ages 5-10, and guests should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. pre-registration is required. Call 762-3314 or email stephanie@la-spca. org for details. admission $25. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

details. free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. event, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after-party. 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. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday. A WHOLE SYSTEM FOR THE WHOLE CHILD FORUM. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; — the new orleans Kids partnership hosts a forum to launch its ciywide “generation K” effort for at-risk youth. Visit nokpcommunityforum. for details. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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family TUESDay 4 KINDER GARDEN: BACK-TO-SCHOOL IN THE GARDEN. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; — Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. tickets $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Call 293-4722 or email for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

THURSDay 6 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — the ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SaTURDay 8 CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; www. — Jewelry artist maria fromich and others guide children in making foam block prints on paper and cloth. email for details. admission $5. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CRITTER CINEMA. LA/ SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 368-5191; — the la/spCa screens g-rated movies at the event with pizza,

EVENTS TUESDay 4 THE BIG EASY DATING GAME. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — in the live dating game experience, couples and singles are selected from the audience to participate in games onstage in order to win prizes. the ratty scurvics trio and spooky lestrange and Her billion Dollar baby Dolls perform. admission $7. 8:30 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WEDNESDay 5 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8921873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. CULTURE COLLISION. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; www. — local arts organizations provide information on the upcoming cultural season, memberships and more at the happy hour event, which also features drinks, light food and music by DJ matty and ratty scurvics at the after-party. Visit for

THURSDay 6 CINEMA FOR A NEW AGE: GOING HD. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; — a panel of cinematographers, directors and others in the film industry discusses cinema’s transition into the digital age. Visit www. for details. admission free for new orleans Video acces Center members, $10 nonmembers. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. EVA KOR. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — in conjunction with the museum’s Deadly medicine exhibit, Kor, who was subjected to human experimentation under Josef mengele at auschwitz, discusses her experiences and holds a book signing. 6 p.m. presentation, 7 p.m. book signing.

fRiDay 7 COME GROW WITH US. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — the event benefiting liberty’s Kitchen, which provides job training for at-risk youth, features a slate of prominent local chefs and music by roots of music, mia borders, brass-a-Holics and others.

Visit www.libertyskitchen. org for details. admission $50. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. EZRA OPEN. Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; — the better than ezra foundation hosts the bowling tournament that features an open bar and food. the patron party at Harrah’s theater (8 Canal st., 533-6600; www. includes an open bar, food, live and silent auctions and a performance by better than ezra. Visit for details. tickets $150 patron party, $50 general admission (does not include bowling). 2 p.m. tournament, 7 p.m. to midnight patron party. GRAYCEN’S GALA: WISH UPON A HEART. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; — the gala benefits graycen taylor bond, a 2-year-old new orleans native in need of a heart transplant. event admission includes an open bar, food from local restaurants and live entertainment. Visit for details. admission $40. 8 p.m to midnight. friday. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. MILLION MILF MARCH. the weekend event starts with a kick-off at fulton on tap (608 fulton st.) with an open bar, music by weathered and a silent auction to benefit the friends in need foundation. the next day there is a pub crawl starting at ernst Cafe (600 s. peters st.) and ending with a party at generations Hall (310 andrew Higgins Drive). Visit www.millionmilfmarch. com for details. admission $55 for each event. auction and party 7 p.m. friday, pub crawl and party 11 a.m to 5 p.m. saturday. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WISHES, WONDERS & WHO DATS. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal

St., 523-3341; www. — the two-day event benefiting make-a-wish foundation features a reception from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. friday at Hotel monteleone’s Queen anne ballroom, and a parade (11:30 a.m.) and pub crawl (noon) on saturday around the french Quarter. Call 846-9474 ext. 203 or email for details. friday-saturday.

SaTURDay 8 CADA CARNIVALE. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 259-1509; www. — the amusement park opens for the Council on alcohol & Drug abuse for greater new orleans’s event with free ice cream from new orleans ice Cream Company, carnival entertainers and vendors sharing family resources. Visit for details. tickets $10 general admission and $8 students at the door, $8 general admission in advance. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 8615898; — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. DAUGHTERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE PUB NIGHT. Irish House, 1432 Saint Charles Ave., 5956755; — the event benefiting one of the Daughters of the british empire’s retirement homes features music by the John rankin trio, auctions, british food and traditional pub games. admission $75. Call 3674116 or visit www.dbeinla. org for details. 6:30 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — the market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — the weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, meats and flow-




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TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; — the museum hosts special tuesday and thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

popcorn and animals for cuddling. the event is for children ages 5-10, and guests should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. pre-registration is required. Call 762-3314 or email stephanie@la-spca. org for details. admission $25. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

details. free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. event, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after-party. 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. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday. A WHOLE SYSTEM FOR THE WHOLE CHILD FORUM. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; — the new orleans Kids partnership hosts a forum to launch its ciywide “generation K” effort for at-risk youth. Visit nokpcommunityforum. for details. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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MONDAY 10 UNITED HEALTHCARE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT. English Turn Country Club, 3201 Rue Parc Fontaine, 392-6590 — The tournament benefits the foundation, which provides grants for children’s medical services that are not covered, or not fully covered, by a family’s health plan. Call 8491603 or visit golf.html for details. Admission $250. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start.

SPORTS SAINTS. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www.superdome. com — The Saints play the Washington Redskins. Noon Sunday.

CAll fOR VOluNTeeRS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — The American Cancer Society needs volun-

teers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS. The aquarium accepts applications for the volunteer naturalists, education, husbandry and volunteer diver programs. Visit for details. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@ for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@ for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION

CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or visit for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up to attend service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 483-7041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ or visit www.handsonneworleans. org for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at 837-0175 or email for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; org — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or

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ers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. HEART & SOUL. St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8928650; — The gala features an auction of heart-inspired art by local artists, live music, an open bar and food. Email info@ for details. Tickets $35. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; www. — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SPUN CROSSROADS’ ART IN MOTION. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www. — The weekly indoor market features clothing and other items from local and regional artists, demonstrations and food. Email or visit www.spuncrossroads. com for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 for details.

WORDS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; — The group discusses Laurie R. King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen. 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. KARMA WILSON. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author signs and reads from the children’s book Bear Says Thanks. 2:30 p.m. Thursday. LEE BARCLAY. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; — The reading event features Lee Barclay, followed by a student reading. 7 p.m. Tuesday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MOIRA CRONE. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The author signs and discusses The Not Yet. 7 p.m. Tuesday. “NOT MEANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS: WEATHERING THE STORM OF OUR LIVES

IN NEW ORLEANS”. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — Contributors sign and discuss the compilation of first-hand accounts about living in poverty, before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. 5 p.m. Friday. There is another event at Hope House (916 St. Andrew St., 525-2561; www. on 6 p.m. Saturday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The group discusses Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. SPEAKEASY SUNDAYS. Club Caribbean, 2441 Bayou Road, 957-9666; — The club hosts an open mic poetry and spoken word night every Sunday at 7 p.m. Visit www. for details. Admission $5. TAL MCTHENIA & MARGARET DUNBAR CUTRIGHT. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The authors discuss and sign A Case For Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail. com for details.

CALL FOR WRITERS FICTION AND NONFICTION WORKSHOP. The Writing Institute at the Arts Council, 935 Gravier St., 523-1465; www. — Writer James Nolan teaches a workshop in writing fiction and creative nonfiction on Wednesdays from Sept. 19-Dec. 12. Email or visit for details.


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SUCCESSIONS OF FRANK D. DELERY and EULALIE de BEN DELERY NOTICE OF FILING TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is here given to the creditors of these estates and all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the Tableau of Distribution filed by Clayton J. Delery Testamentary Executor on August 24, 2012 should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Atty.: Alvin J. Dupre, Jr. 5150 Hwy. 22, Suite C-13 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 845-7868


NO. 708-623 DIVISION H SUCCESSION OF RENE GOMILA DiMARIA NOTICE OF FILING TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this Notice, if any they have or can, why the Tableau of Distribution filed by Joseph F. DiMaria, Executor of the Succession of Irene Gomila DiMaria on August 24, 2012 should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Parish of Jefferson Attorney: Alvin J. Dupre, Jr. Address: 5150 Hwy. 22, Suite C-13 Mandeville, LA 70471 Telephone: (985) 845-7868


BE IT KNOWN, that at eleven o’clock a.m. (11:00 a.m.), -Central Standard Time on Friday, the 14th day of September, 2012, sealed bids will be opened by Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans at her office, Room 402 – Civil Courts Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, for the purchase of 13,000 printed and numbered case binders and 1,000 printed, but not numbered, case binders. The 13,000 printed and numbered case binders shall be constructed from fifteen point (15 point) manila stock, PURPLE in color, a sample of exact shade of PURPLE must be obtained from the office of the Clerk, with overall dimensions of 9-1/2” x 15-1/2” laminated back flap, plus a 1-3/4” ear on left side and 9-1/2” x 14-11/16” single thickness front flap. (Manila stock refers to type paper). Additionally, each binder shall have: 1. A 2” enameled fastener embedded in earflap at left side; 2. A 13/16” full-cut tab at right side back flap, beginning 1-1/2” from fold; 3. All corners round; 4. Sixteen score marks 1/8” apart on ear flap and seven score marks 1/8” apart on ear flap for added extension:

5. Printing in black on outside and inside front flap (sample must be obtained from office of Clerk); 6. Poly-laminated color-coded label application consisting of three 1-1/2” numeric and one 1” double digit numeric labels starting 1-1/2” from fold and located front and back of tab. A poly-laminated year band shall be located 8” from fold; also front and back shall be outlined in black ink for visibility; 7. Black numbers printed on the face of the jacket to correspond with colorcoded numbers. The color sequence shall be: Year band – 13 Color – Gold Poly-Laminate Numeric Labels Colors 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Red Pink Yellow Gold Green Blue Lavender Brown Gray Lt. Orange

The 1,000 printed, but not numbered, case binders shall have the same specifications as the 13,000 printed and numbered case binders, except the above numbering specifications. Additionally, four full sets of 3/4” year number labels are required. A sample of the numbering will be provided. It is understood that time is of the essence to this contract. The first 5,000 numbered folders (#1 – 5,000) shall be delivered on or before December 17, 2012. The balance of the folders shall be delivered on or before January 21, 2013. Failure to meet either delivery date will result in an automatic 20% deduction of the bid price. Any damage to folders as result of packaging, shipping, or handling will be at the supplier’s expense. Replacement of any damaged folders will be at the supplier’s expense. Bids submitted pursuant to the aforesaid specifications shall be delivered to or received by Dale N. Atkins, Clerk, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, at Room 402 – Civil Courts Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana on or before the time aforesaid. At the time and place aforesaid, all timely bids will be opened by a designated representative of the Clerk of Court. Upon completion of the opening of the bids, the Clerk of Court will review and calculate the submitted timely bids for the purpose of the purchase of the aforementioned case binders from the lowest responsible bidder. The Clerk of Civil District Court reserves the right to waive any informalities of the bids submitted hereunder and to accept or reject any and all bids submitted. Any inquiries should be directed to Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Chief Deputy for the Clerk of Civil District Court, Rm. 402 – 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA. 70112 Dale N. Atkins, Clerk, Civil District Court Parish of Orleans 421 Loyola Avenue, Room 402 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 592-9100 Publications on August 22, August 29, and September 5 Times Picayune Week of August 27 & September 3 - Gambit Anyone knowing the whereabouts of JOSHUA WELLS, REGINA BRYANT WELLS A/K/A REGINA WELLS, please contact K. ADAM AVIN Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Calvin Jules Duvalle, 2011 Kansas Avenue, Kenner, LA 70062, please contact Geralyn Garvey, (504) 838-0191

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SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. central standard time Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the Clerk of Court’s Office, Accounting Office, 200 Derbigny Street, Suite 5600, General Government Building, Gretna, LA at which time bids will be opened and publicly read for furnishing the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court with: DIGITAL IMAGE CONVERSION TO ARCHIVAL QUALITY MICROFILM FOR THE JEFFERSON PARISH CLERK OF COURT Specifications may be obtained from Jefferson Parish, Clerk of Court’s office. The Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, in whole or part and waive informalities, pursuant to the law. JON A GEGENHEIMER CLERK OF COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH Specs are available at ADV: GAMBIT: August 28, 2012 and September 4, 2012


NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION OF DISSOLUTION OF RIVER MARINE MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1334 and 12:1336 of the Louisiana Limited Liability Company Law, RIVER MARINE MANAGEMENT, L.L.C., a Louisiana limited liability company (the “Company”), shall be liquidated out of court,, and that the following has been appointed liquidator for the Company: FRANCIS J. LOBRANO LAW OFFICE OF FRANCIS J. LOBRABO, L.L.C. POST OFFICE BOX 208 BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 PHONE: (504) 433-3100 FAX: (504) 433-3103 SIGNED, on this 24th day of August, 2012. RMM MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, L.L.C. By: Francis J. Lobrano Title: Liquidator


NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION OF DISSOLUTION OF RMM MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, L.L.C A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1334 and 12:1336 of the Louisiana Limited Liability Company Law, RMM MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, L.L.C., a Louisiana limited liability company (the “Company”), shall be liquidated out of court, and that the following has been appointed liquidator for the Company: FRANCIS J. LOBRANO LAW OFFICE OF FRANCIS J. LOBRABO, L.L.C. POST OFFICE BOX 208 BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 PHONE: (504) 433-3100 FAX: (504) 433-3103 SIGNED, on this 24th day of August, 2012. RMM MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, L.L.C. By: Francis J. Lobrano Title: Liquidator

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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “My interview was last Friday and I haven’t heard anything. Should I have sent a thank you letter? Is it too late now? What do most people do?” — Lauri A., New Orleans, LA Dear Larry, If you are going to send a thank you letter, it is best to do so immediately. In fact, I advise my clients to have a stack of tasteful thank you cards in stamped envelopes ready to send out the same day of their interview. Some surveys have shown that sending a thank you after an interview increases your odds of being selected by as much as 30%. In any case, following up after the interview, by letter, card, Grant Cooper email, or phone can make the critical difference. Those who simply apply, interview, and hope for the phone to ring are often disappointed. There is a difference of opinion within the careers industry as to whether a letter or card is best. I believe that a thank you card is the way to go. First of all, a card is something that comes in a specific type of envelope that doesn’t look like just another boring business letter or bill. Also, a thank you card, by definition, connotes thoughtfulness and taste. A quick email is, of course, better than nothing, but does not confer a great deal of effort on your part... and a long, wordy letter of thanks can seem, not only boring, but desperate. Make sure that your card is very simple, usually with just the words “Thank You” in big lettering on the front and blank on the inside. The body of the note should very briefly thank the interviewer, compliment the interview style, state your enthusiasm to compete for the position, and let him/her know you are available for any additional questions that may arise.

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One of our clients applied for a great position that paid $20,000 more than she had previously earned. The résumé we prepared for her was superb, and it landed her the interview. She sent a thank you card, as we suggested, but received an email stating, “another candidate who more closely matched our criteria was selected.” Instead of throwing in the towel, our client followed up again with a nice card, thanking the interviewer and stating that she would love to be considered for future opportunities. The next week she was called in because the winning candidate didn’t end up accepting the position. They told her that, based on the interview process, she wasn’t even initially the 2nd place finisher in the interviews, but that her two thoughtful cards put her on top.


One of the most important items you need to include in your brief note on the inside of the card is a P.S. at the bottom. If you’ll notice, fundraising pitches almost always contain a P.S. That’s because they are effective. During the course of the interview, it’s a great idea to ask tastefully about something concerning the interviewer in order to gain a bit of personal info that you will use later in the thank you note. Perhaps you see a photo of the interviewer’s daughter with a soccer ball, or a diploma from LSU on the wall, or the interviewer remarks about his/her flight, or similar small talk. Here are some examples of P.S. statements to put at the end of your thank you note message, based on info you find out during the interview process. • “P.S. – I do hope you had a good trip back to Dallas.” • “P.S. – I hope your daughter’s soccer game went well.” • “P.S. – I hope your back is feeling better.” • “P.S. – I hope you and your family fared well in the storm.” So Laura, it is a bit late now, but better late than never. In the future, have your thank you cards ready to drop in the mail as soon as your interview is concluded. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant is currently ranked in the Top 2% of 340 LinkedIn National Résumé Writing Experts and has fulfilled contracts for the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, the NFL, the NBA, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations throughout the nation.

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The Advocate has an opening for a Print Media Sales Rep. Seeking an experienced, accomplished advertising salesperson to represent our print publication products in the greater New Orleans market. This position is salaried plus commission. Send resumes to


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Clean Metairie salon has booth rental for Manicurist w/ some clientele & availability to take walk-ins. Salon provides mani-table, spa chair, storage. Call Arthur, 504-715-4179


Elements Salon seeks a talented enthusiastic and creative new stylist to join our Element family. Please call 985-626-8115 for interview appt.

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Join the Club! Today, we are 609 clubs strong and growing. Whether our members are small business owners shopping for products for their business, or the head of a household shopping for a family, we aim to provide them with solutions that save them money and time—while taking steps toward helping the environment too. In sum, we work to help our members live better every day. If you are motivated and enthusiastic and want to be part of this unique retail experience, read more about the career opportunities waiting for you at Sam’s Club.

Covington, LA is welcoming a new Sam’s Club! Opportunities include: GROCERY Dry Grocery, Produce, Bakery associates & Team Lead (Hourly Supervisor)

FRONT END Cashiers, Cart Attendants, Member Services, People Greeters & Lead Check-Out Supervisor

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For more information on how you can become a part of the great Sam’s Club team, please visit our hiring center. Sam’s Club Hiring Center 70360 Hwy 21 Suite 2 & 3 Covington, LA 70433 Or apply online at and specify interest in Club #4874. Sam’s Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer Sam’s Club will not tolerate discrimination of employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status or any other legally protected status.

HEALTH/FITNESS Pilates Instructor

Crescent City Pilates is looking to employ a highly qualified Pilates Instructor eager to immediately take on 10+ hours of private clients each week. Specialized apparatus & populations training prefered. E-mail resume to no phone calls please.


Needed for small CBD insurance defense & civil litigation law firm. Strong clerical skills necessary and prior legal secretary experience desired. Benefits and salary commensurate with skills. Please send resume to


Small law firm in CBD seeks full time recept. to answer phones, organize messages & faxes as they come in & assist w/ filing & general organization of client files. Send resume & references to

PROFESSIONAL Psychiatry Clinic: Therapist/ Psychologist

Quality and personable Psychologist/Therapist needed at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry private practice, PhD, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW; NPI req’d, full time, must be available to work evenings, Slidell and Mandeville locations, EMR, intensive state background check and drug screen req’d. Please email resume to acadiancareclinic@


Seeks Experienced FRONT OF HOUSE SERVERS Host/Hostess - Bussers Line Cook . Apply in person Tue-Sat 10am-noon or 3-5pm 8536 Pontchartrain Bl. Lakeview area


ENGINEERING Jr. Industrial Engineer

to work in New Orleans, LA to model marine structures for analysis. Perform finite element analysis on marine structures. Size & arrange structure using marine industry standards & requirements. Preparation of design documents (including sketches, drawings & reports) for marine structures. Prepare weight take-offs & estimates. Must have Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering Technology. Applicants must pass criminal background check. Mail resume to Mino Marine, LLC Attn: Human Resources, 4615 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119. Must have roof of legal autho0rity to work in the United States. Put job code 114202 on resume. E.O.E.

PART TIME Psychiatry Clinic: Support Staff

Part-time position at busy child psychiatry clinics, Slidell and Mandeville locations, mostly evenings/some days. Prefer student that has completed 2 + years in college. Proficient computer/ typing skills imperative, fast paced/ multi-tasking. Must be: professional, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, considerate, and flexible. Background check/ drug screen performed. Please email resume to:

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


Pizza Franchise Opportunity. For more information call toll free (855) 978-7767


Hip, forward thinking consumers across the U.S. When you advertise in alternative newspapers, you become part of the lcoal scene and gain access to an audience you won’t reach anywhere else. http://www.altweeklies. com/ads.


Needed immediately for upcoming roles. $150-$300 day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks. 1-800-560-8672, for casting times/locations.



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Beautiful gut renovation on Grand Rte. St. John: 2300 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. All new with custom and bespoke finishes. THE BEST neighborhood in the city- walk half a block to Bayou St. John, restaurants, wine store, coffee shop, grocery, pharmacy and Jazz Fest. If you are a kayaker, jogger, picnic having, wine drinking, Bayou lover, who is looking for a wonderful home and life, this house is for you. Offered at $495,000.00. Inquiries should call 504-914-5606.




4524-26 MAGAZINE ST.

4117 sq ft - 3300 sq ft commercial plus 817 sq ft 1 BR apt/office. $5,700/month. Glass storefront, open space, high ceilings. 504-377-3052


4822 CLEVELAND AVE. 3 BR, 2.5 BA on dead-end st. Expansive luxury master bath, charming pergola & patio. High end window coverings incl.. Move in ready. $425K. Ricky Lemann, 504-460-6340. Keller Williams Realty N.O.504-862-0100. Each office Independently owned & operated.

CHALMETTE 929 Dumaine #14 - $106,500


Spacious, Uptown $374,900 Total Renovation 2009, 3/4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bth - Gorgeous Mstr. Bath Whpl & Walk In Shwr. 2386 Sq.ft. Gourmet Kitchen, Bonus Rm Upstairs. Energy Efficient Foam Insulation, Hdwd Flrs, Tile, Dual HVAC, Corner Lot. 228-297-2267 gloriabw@



Condo, close to City Park & FQ. 1 BR, 1 BA. New paint & carpet. Central HVAC. Move in condition. Gated bldg. Reserved parking $108,900. 504-343-5121.


4904 Painters St. Each side: 2 BR, 1.5 BA, screened porches, lovely craftsmen features . 594 sq ft. basement ea side. Tranquil backyard. $199,500. Judy Fisher Inc. Realtors. 504-524-JUDY (5839)


Golf & Country Club Community EAGLE BEND PARK - N of I-12, just outside Abita Springs. 100’ above sea level, low maintenance 70 x 120 lot and tons of green space. Approx 2200 sf living, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, French Qtr style architecture, energy efficient. Call Michelle, 985-789-6450.


Across from Port of St. Bernard. 24 Apt units & 12+ acres for development. 3 apt bldgs, 8 units each. 100% occupancy. Can be split or sold as whole. Land zoned C1 & C2. $3,647,176. Property New Orleans, Susan Morrow 504-231-2445 or Shelly Dean 504-9573611.

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2225-27 Cambronne $ 339,000


1104 Sena Dr. 3000 sq ft, all large rooms. LR, DR, Den, 3 BR/3 BA. Lawn & garden care included. $2850. Contact 504-236-5709



1 bdrm, $685, Renov’t - all new! - near Heart of Metairie. or renov’t 1 bdrm + bonus room, w&d, from $850. 1 brdm, $685. Wtr pd., Rsvd pkg,1 car. No smoking/pets. 504-780-1706


3 BR, 2 BA, high end renov, granite & stainless. Very comfortable, great area. Has all features. $1800/mo. Steve, 504-931-3934.


Uptown. On Hip Oak Street. Walk to shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. 2 BR, 2 BA., pool. 2 secured pkg spaces. Gorgeous furniture, cable, flat screens, wi-fi incl. $3000/mo. Call Sylvia, 504-415-6501

New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O. 1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.


Off Met. Rd. & Ridgelake., 1350’ Rec. ren. 3/1, LG Kit, LR/DR, Hrwd. Flrs, Lg. Fen. Yd. w/Lg. Garage. CA/H, Recently ren., No smoking. $1350 + dep. (504) 388-4220

SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

Renovated, 1 & 2 BR apts with new carpet, new tile, 12 x 24’ liv room. furn kit, laundry on premises, offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. $699 & $799. 504-236-5776


4 bed 2.5 bath, 4000’, 12 yrs old On water and golf course! 3 firepl 20’ ceilings, granite, gated comm! on cul de sac. $4250/mo 251-5225


Fully furn newly renov. effcy cottage w/riverview No pets. 9’ ceilings, wood flrs, a/h, ceil fan. 228-348-1754


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


Newly renov’d, 2br/1ba, LR, kit w/appls, washer/dryer, $1000/mo + $1000 dep. 504-231-0889 or 817-681-0194.


Kit appl, fridge & range, w&gas dryer hhkps, Hdwd flrs. Hi celis. large windows. CA&H, Fenced yd. Freshly painted. $1000/mo + dep. Call 504861-3400


2 BR, living room/den, kit, 1 BA. Move-in ready. Hardwood flrs, w/d hookups. No pets. $800. 504-8663490. If no answer, please leave msg.


1113 CAMBRONNE. Up 2 br, 1 ba, dwn furn kit + 3 lg rms, w/d, wd flrs, ceil fans. No smk. $1450. Jack (504) 891-1623


Quiet, secluded Fr. Qtr condo. 1/1 furn kit, ac w&d on site. Secured gtd entry. Hi ceils, hdwd flrs, ceil fans. Furn. 1/2 blk from Jackson Sq. $1050/mo, wtr pd. Ref req. No smoking/pets. 1 yr lease min. 504-812-4242.


3BR/2.5BA, lg den, LR, DR, built in kit., granite cntrtps, all appl. included. Near Fire Dept & public trans. $1400/ month + deposit. (504) 282-0617


1 BR upper, 900 sf. Furn kit, w/d, cent a/c, front & rear balcony. Water pd. $800/mo. Dep & lease. Zimmerman Property Service \, 504-494-0970


2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/pool, quiet neighborhood. Newly remodeled. $850 & $975 (larger apt). 504-495-6044 or 504-756-7347

MID CITY 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.

511 & 513 S. CORTEZ ST

Huge Four (4) plex with a large 4 bedroom, 2 bath owners unit, off street parking for multiple cars and revenue from three apartments to pay the note with.

Each 1/2 shotgun double, 2 BR, living room, furn kit, fans, window units, wood floors, w/d hkups, small yard. $800/mo. Owner/Agnt 504-450-7676.

MidCity fab 2br/2.5ba

Newly renovated, 2 large bedrooms, new baths, single family home. Yard, deck, off street parking. $1400. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors. 504.891.6400 (ofc) 504.717.5612

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Corner of St. Charles Ave. Inside Gate For Mardi Gras. 2BR, 1 BA, wood floors, big rooms, off st pkg, 1500 sq. ft.. Bonnie Wattigny, 504-220-1022 Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988.

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4yr old brick home, 3BR,2BA, 1864 sq ft. on 33 acres w/900 sq ft. guest house, screened porch, 2 stocked ponds. 2400 sq. ft barn & 16KW generator. $379,900. 601-569-1785

BROADMOOR Cozy Pied-a-terre efficiency with some character! Ceramic floors in kitchen & bath. Granite countertops. Ample closet space, two skylights. Washer & dryer on site. Common ctyard. Jennifer Shelnutt, 504-388-9383. French Quarter Realty, 504-949-5400.





510 Henry Clay, 2BR, 1 BA, liv rm, din rm, kit with appl, hardwd flrs, high ceil, sunroom. Offst pkg $1200. 504-874-4330

2101 S.Carrolton Ave.

Spacious 2 Bedroom Apts, High ceilings, Large living dining area. $975 Call (504) 813-8875.

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Eff/studio. Lg liv/sleep area Spac kit & ba, wlk-in closet. Grt n’bhd, nr st car, shops, rests, schools. 8016 Burthe St #D. $650 + dep. 1 yr min lse. 891-6675.


1 br, liv rm, kitch w/all appls, wd flrs, hi ceil. No pets. $750/mo + dep & lse. 895-6394 or cell 289-9977.

6319 S. PRIEUR

2 bedroom, living room, dining room, furn kitchen, tile bath. No pets. Off Calhoun. $800/mo, Call Gary 504-494-0970




8217 PLUM ST

Furnished Near univ, 1 br, furn kit, wood flrs, cen a/h, new bath, w/d on site. 1 blk to streetcar & Oak St. $1150/mo, Lease. 504-415-1030


1BR/1BA, parking, utilities, cable & internet, all for $1850/mo. 1 person only. Up to 6 months lease or negot. Ana Maria, (504) 430-5853. Advantage Realty Group (504) 461-4011

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Nice home on two well landscaped acres; 3 BR, 2 BA. library/office, deep covered front porch, rear deck. Near-by guest cottage 1 BR, 1 BA . $1,700/mo. Stables & pasture avail at extra cost. Hyatt Hood 985-966-1131. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

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(4BDRM/3.5BA) ........................ $949,000 (3BDRM/2BA) ........................... $439,000 (5BDRM/3.5BA) ..................... $1,079,000 (4BDRM/2.5BA) ....................... $469,000 Grand Mansion .................... $1,900,000 (3 bdrm/3.5ba w/pkg) .......... $1,559,000 Commercial ............................. $349,000 (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



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IMMEDIATE CASH FLOW. Property is currently getting $1800 rent, potentially more. Gutted after Katrina, renovations completed in 2006 include new roof, dry wall, and wiring, 2 new central heaters installed since 2006. Long term tenants, excellent return on investment. Close to the Blue Plate Mayonnaise Building. $119,000

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