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New Orleans Events: Punch Tonight, Preservation Hall Gala; Howling Success

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Looking for some great New Orleans-area events? Politics with a  Punch Tonight, Preservation Hall Gala at the Mint tomorrow; Howling Success is Saturday;  And so many more...take a look

popular piano professorand new orleans' ownsinger/songwriting entertainerentertains atSt. Anna's Residence
1823 Prytania
Thursday November 3, 2011
3 pm - 4 pm
Private Concert
for residents and guests
and at 

2040 St. Charles Avenue
Thursday November 3, 2011
Doors open at 6 pm
7 pm - 8 pm
followed immediately 
8 pm til. . . 
with host JEFF CROUERE
Panel Guests:
Produced by Steve Sabludowsky and Jeff Crouere

Smoke-free event
$15 per person; $25 per couple 
Food and Libations for purchase
Come Early and Enjoy All!





Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages rocks the Mahalia Jackon Theater

Date: November: 3 - 6, 2011
Brief Description: It's five-time, Tony Award-nominated smash-hit musical Rock of Ages, a hilarious, feel-good love story.  In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80's. 
Location: Mahalia Jackson Theater
Cost/Time: For more information on tickets, visit or the Mahalia Jackson Box Office. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster locations or via phone at 800-982-2787 (ARTS). Group discounts for 15 or more are available by calling 504-287-0372.

Preservation HallNew Orleans Preservation Hall Endures At 50 with Mint Of A Gala, Exhibition

HowlinHowling Success--Saturday night 









Red 2011


November 3 - 20


By John Logan

Directed by Aimée Hayes    
starring Bob Edes Jr & Sean Glazebrook

Winner of SIX Tony Awards!

including 2010 BEST PLAY!

RED tells the riveting story of painter Mark Rothko, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.  
Intense and exciting . . .  - NY Times 

Special Events presented with the 
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans 

$10 Artists' Night at Southern Rep  
Use code "Artist" to book $10 tickets!  
A FREE Rothko Panel at the CAC    
Come join a spirited discussion about Rothko in New Orleans.



Aimée Hayes, Artistic Director - Marieke Gaboury, Managing Director

Box Office: (504) 522 - 6545  //





Guest Artist Joins Newcomb Dance Company this Fall

This fall, the intimate space of the McWilliams Room 300 dance studio is transformed in to a performance space, providing audiences the opportunity to experience the energy and passion of the Newcomb Dance Company up close.  Above the Oaks features choreography by Newcomb Dance Faculty Alice Pascal Escher, Barbara Hayley, Jeffrey Gunshol, and John Allen, along with guest artist Adrienne Clancy

Calendar Listing:
Production:                 Above the Oaks

Organization:              Tulane University Dept. of Theatre & Dance

Address/Phone:           215 McWilliams Hall
                                    Tulane University
                                    New Orleans, LA 70118-5683
                                    (504) 865-5106

Dates/Times:               November 3- 5 at 8 p.m., November 6 at 2 p.m.

Venue:                         Tulane University, Lab Theatre

Ticket Prices:               General Admission, $10
                                    Tulane Community, Students & Seniors, $5

Synopsis:                     The Newcomb Dance Company presents their fall dance concert in the intimate and flexible performance space of McWilliams' Room 300. Above the Oaks  features original choreography by the Newcomb Dance Faculty.

Director:                      Alice Pascal Escher, Artistic Director





Fit Gourmet

Order Online or call in your order!

The Specials for the week is:



November 3, 2011:

BBQ Chicken with Scalloped New Potatoes and Vegetables $10.50



November 4, 2011

Whole Wheat Wrap layered with Brabant New Potaoes, Spinach, and Tomatoes

With Chicken $10.00

With Louisiana Shrimp $11.00


Check out our Budget Menu Online $7.00 includes delivery!!





Order Online

or call 504-621-6788

Special Offer for this week:

I would like to bring free samples to your office at lunchtime and speak to/hand out menus to at least 10 of your employees!!

Please e-mail me ([email protected])

to schedule a possible date!!




Palm Court


Palm Court Jazz Cafe
 1204 Decatur St 


 New Orleans LA 70116



 Wed thru Sunday 



 Tim Laughlin

Thursday, Nov 3

Palm Court Jazz Café  8pm

I'll be leading a band with Duke Heitger, trumpet; David Boeddinghaus, piano.; Herman LeBeaux, drums; Richard Moten, bass.

1204 Decatur St.


03 Tim Laughlin w/Crescent City Joymakers w/Duke Heitger
04 Clive Wilson w/Palm Court Jazz
05 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
06Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night Swingsters
07 & 8 closed



The Palm Court Jazz Cafe is a great location for







Café Giovanni Celebrates 20 Years in Business
with Month Long Dinner Special, Plus Thanksgiving Day Menu


Café Giovanni, the award-winning New Orleans-Italian restaurant founded by chef Duke LoCicero, celebrates its 20th anniversary this November with a nightly dinner special to honor 20 years in business. Beginning November 1 and running all month long, guests can enjoy Chef Duke's "20th Anniversary Dinner Special"- Six courses of Chef Duke's signature selections (menu will change nightly) with wine pairings for $65 per person, plus tax & gratuity. A sampling of savory selections that will be featured on the Anniversary Dinner Special menu: Oysters Giovanni; Spicy Caprese Seafood Plate; Chilled Seafood Martini; Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Sauce; Giovanni's Cannelloni with beef, pork, veal, cheese, eggplant and pine nuts; Spaghetti a la Bolognese; Pene a la Vodka (creamy tomato sauce with vodka); Veal Saltimbocca; Pesce Venetian (fresh fish of the day with La. crabmeat, artichokes, mushrooms and sage brown butter sauce); Shrimp & Duck Decatur (La. shrimp with marinated Cajun duck breast and spicy tasso mushroom sauce); Duke's Filet with brandy foie gras and green peppercorn sauce.



Additionally, Café Giovanni will host its traditional Thanksgiving Brunch from Noon - 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. This year, chef Duke will offer an a la carte menu featuring classic Turkey Day savory and sweet selections. Cost is $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity); children 12 and under $12.95 and includes choice of appetizer, choice of entrée plus two side dishes, and choice of dessert. The Cafe Giovanni Singers will perform live noon until 3pm.


Appetizer selections include: Seafood Risotto; Eggplant LoCicero; Lobster & Pumpkin Bisque; Spicy Seafood Caprese; Caesar Salad; Chicken & Andouille Gumbo; Fried Green Tomato; Seafood Martini; Ravioli Bolognese; Caprese Salad.


Entrée selections include: Cajun Roasted Duck Breast; Grilled Fresh Fish of the DayWith a Shrimp & Crabmeat Scampi Sauce; Chicken Marsala - Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushroom & Sweet Marsala Sauce; Roasted Pork Tenderloin - Slow Roasted with a Raspberry Chipotle Sauce; Tournedos of Beefwith a Brandy, Green Peppercorn, & Foie Gras Sauce; Roasted Turkey and Ham.


Side selections (2 per entrée) include:  Corn Bread Dressing & Gravy; Candied Yams; Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; House Vegetables; Shrimp & Mirliton Stuffing; Oyster Dressing; Creamed Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes; Wild Rice


Dessert options include: Tiramisu; White Chocolate Bread Pudding; Berries and Cream; Crème Brulee


Visit for more information about Café Giovanni and these Holiday events or call 504-529-2154.




New Orleans, Louisiana - As part of National Opera Week, an initiative of OPERA
America, New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is offering free community activities
between Friday, October 31 and Sunday, November 6. Activities include contests,
performances, lectures, and ticket giveaways for the 2011-2012 season.

Schedule of National Opera Week events:



Thursday, Nov. 3 - Ticket Drawing, "Pagliacci | Carmina Burana." Win a pair of box


seats for the Sunday, April 29 matinee performance of this thrilling double bill


 performance of "Pagliacci | Carmina Burana" - drawing will be held at 3 p.m. and


the winner announced via Facebook and Twitter.



Friday, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m. - Master class with Gordon Hawkins, star of "A Masked

Ball". World-renowned baritone Gordon Hawkins will lead a vocal master class at
Loyola University New Orleans, in Rm. 230 of the Communications/Music complex, as
part of Loyola's Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series. The event is free and
open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. - Speakers Forum on "A Masked Ball," featuring a seminar
led by NOOA Executive Director Timothy Todd  Simmons. This free event is presented
at the American Italian Cultural  Center, 537 South Peters Street, New   Orleans.
RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a space.

New Orleans Opera Association is able to bring these free events to the community
through generous support from Peoples Health, National Opera Week sponsor for 2011.
"Art and recreation are essential to the vitality and well-being of a community
and its residents," says Mike Putiak, chief marketing officer for Peoples Health,
a locally owned Medicare Advantage organization that serves 47,000 beneficiaries.
 "So, we enthusiastically support events like these."  





John Besh, My Family Table 

Thursday, November 3, 6:00 pm

Please join us for a presentation, signing and tasting with

James Beard award-winning Chef John Besh

celebrating his new cookbook, MY FAMILY TABLE

A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking

Chef John Besh invites us into his home and shows us how we can put good, fresh, healthy food on the table for our families every day.

In MY FAMILY TABLE, the Iron Chef champion makes a case for the importance of home-cooked meals. "If I can help make a difference by cooking simply and sharing what I love to cook, I can possibly help us all use our passions and skills to make our lives better at almost every meal."

From organizing your kitchen and stocking your pantry to demystifying fish cookery, John Besh shares his favorite recipes he cooks with his family every day. Master recipes Risotto of Almost Anything and Creamy Any Vegetable Soup show you how to make the food without worrying about having the right ingredients or mastering complicated techniques. Filled with mouthwatering photographs of each recipe as well as showing John in his kitchen with his wife and four sons, MY FAMILY TABLE captures the spontaneity, intimacy, and fun of home-cooking and will inspire the nation back to the family table.

As a special treat, Chef Besh will treat us to a tasting of his Italian Wedding Soup from the new cookbook.

John Besh is an acclaimed chef who is committed to helping revive New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Besh grew up in South Louisiana and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Food & Wine named him one of the Top 10 Best New Chefs in America in 1999. Besh owns and operates four New Orleans restaurants: Restaurant August, Lüke, La Provence, and Besh Steak.


Octavia Books

513 Octavia Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

504-899-READ (7323)







Chris Champagne
NOV 4 @ 8 PM


So thanks to all who have com out to see me over the years and to
who haven't and who always ask me about my next one--THIS IS MY NEXT

A survey of my show since Katrina.

$10 CHEAP!!

If th money is a problem just contact me and we can work something

Com out and support Bud's broiler by havening a burger and a beer

Bud's had been big supporter of me so please come out if you can and
help me spread the WORD!!!

Call me 504 330 9117





Back to River 11-4-11



Friday, Nov. 4; 6:45 - 9 p.m.

Gretna Amphitheater

Huey P. Long Ave. At the River


Soul Express plays a free show as part of the "Back to the River" Fall Concert Series presented by Gretna Heritage Fest. Admission is FREE!




Soul Express at
"Back to the River"
Concert Series





Alberto de Almar Flamenco guitarist
Will be performing Friday,November 4th @7PM to 10PM at the new Santa Fe
Restaurant (Formerly LA Madeline) 1372 Saint Charles Ave. next to Daiquiris

check my links and BIO Here are my links, input my name in the search box Alberto de Almar and also see de Almar under playlist









WHAT: John Autin's National CD Release Party

WHEN:            Friday November 4th

9:00pm Till The Whiskey Stops Flowin'


WHERE: The Chophouse New OrleansPatio

322 Magazine St.



Rabadash Records is kicking off it's 30th year with the signing of an international distribution deal with Sugo music. The 1st International release will 



be John Autin's new CD  "

Piano Town

" , Which was released locally for


New Orleans fans earlier this year. Shortly following will be a single by Southeast Louisiana's 

Superstar, County/Cajun artist Waylon Thibodeaux with his new recording of "My Ole Stompin' Grounds".


John's new home in

New Orleans


, The Chophouse Restaurant, want's to invite you out

for the show. Come and enjoy dinner and get into the show for free. 



Drawings will be held for a free dinner for 2, a collection of Rabadash Cd's, copies of the new CD Piano Town, and a $25.00 Bar tab at the Chophouse.


There will be guest artists

including: Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Daddy 'O', Mac Potts & Lindsay Mendez, Bart Ramsey, Steve Monroe, Amanda Walker and special surprises all night long.


The "New Orleans Pianoman" will be having a party to celebrate the release of his first new full production CD in 10 years. Entitled "

Piano Town

 John enlisted the talents of the winner of Offbeat Magazine's 'Best Jazz CD of 2010',  Cindy Scott,

  to produce his new CD. Cindy brought in the finest talent using Roland Guerin on bass and Herlin Riley on drums (who has recorded with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Diane Reeves, Marcus Robert, Ahmad Jamal, George Benson, and Harry Connick, Jr.



Songs range from first cut jazzy vocal tunes by songwriters Anders Osborne and Jon Vesner, original compositions by John himself, and new takes on Jazz 


  Many great musicians participate on one or two songs such as Jeff Coffin (Tenor   Sax with the Dave Mathews Band and Bella Fleck) and local Jazz greats such as Ed

Petersen on Tenor sax, Tim Laughlin on Clarinet, Brian Seeger on Guitar, Rick Trolsen on Trombone and many more.


The CD is a combination of very listenable Jazz with some nice soloing. "

Piano Towngives John a nice vehicle to showcase his vocal's and piano chops in tunes that range from Modern Jazz standards, to Trad Jazz, to Pop Jazz, and some beautiful ballads.



Pontchartrain Vineyards


 A Wine & Steak Dinner

Enjoy dinner by the fireplace in our cozy tasting room

Friday, November 4, 2011

6:30 p.m. wine reception

 7:00 p.m.  5 course dinner

$65.00 per person

Includes wine pairings, gratuity, and tax

 Reservations and prepayment required (non-refundable)

Please call 985.892.9742 for reservations and menu


Limited Seating


Pontchartrain VIneyards
81250 Old Military Road
Bush, LA. 70431
(985) 892-9742



Loyola Theatre presents a fresh new vision of Godspell


The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents a fresh production of the musical"Godspell," celebrating the show's 40th anniversary of opening on Broadway. The musical will run in Loyola's Marquette Theater on Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.


Directed by theatre arts professor C. Patrick Gendusa, the story of Jesus gets a modern twist in this contemporary production of the classic musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew.

Featuring a score by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" boasts a string of well-loved songs, including the chart-topping hit, "Day By Day."  The parables of Jesus Christ come to life as the cast performs such well known songs as "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."


Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, children and seniors. For tickets and information, or call 504-865-2074. Free parking is available in the West Road Garage located on West Road and accessible from St. Charles Avenue.


For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola's Office of Public Affairs at [email protected] or call 504-861-5882



Chris Champagne

"THE GREAT DELUSION"--NUMA is back!!! Nov 4 and Nov 11 @ 8pm @ Bud's
Broiler 500 City Park by Delgado.

Join Numa in a survey of all the shenanigans of our ruling class.

All that I can fit From "Cirque de Dosgrsi", "Snakes on Dumaine", "
of Refuse", Non Fat Voo Doo". " Dis Ain't Gawland",Season of the
and Jindaliwood squares"
  all my New Orleans shows since Katrina.

Numa interviewed by CNN, and by Very Gross, Movie Trailers, Numa's
About Katrina an the Aftermath, and lots of good bad stuff.

New stuff about Serpas.

Jindal, Jefferson, Broussard, Vitter, Nagin, Mitch, Brinkley, Blakely

even Blanco and Marinello.

My mind i already tired thinking about it.,



For those who haven't seen me lately this is a kind of Best Of Show

Help me spread the WORD>

330 -9117 info

Show $10 -CHEAP!!!




The Historic New Orleans Collection


 Presentation and book signing with Christopher E.

Cenac Sr., author of "Eyes of an Eagle: Jean-Pierre

Cenac, Patriarch: An Illustrated History of Early


(University Press of Mississippi,2011)


Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 • 2-4 p.m.


The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., in the French Quarter


Admission is free. Seating is limited. Reservations: (504) 523-4662 or

[email protected].

In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the French city of Bordeaux to begin a new life in South Louisiana. Neither Creole nor Acadian, Pierre took

his chances in the rural parish of Terrebonne on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. With a resolute nature, unflagging work ethic, steadfast determination, and farsighted vision, Pierre earned a place of respect he could never have imagined when he left his native country. How he forged his place in this new landscape echoes the life journeys of countless immigrants-yet remains uniquely his own. His and his family's stories exemplify the experiences of many 19th-century immigrants to Louisiana and the experiences of their 20th-century descendants.


Author Christopher E. Cenac Sr., collaborating with Claire Domangue Joller, used alternating fiction and factual chapters to follow Pierre's personal and professional journey in the new book "Eyes of an Eagle" (University Press of Mississippi, 2011). He will be at The Historic New Orleans Collection on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 p.m. discussing his new work and signing books. "Eyes of an Eagle" is available for purchase in The Shop at The Collection for $49.95, and members of THNOC receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the museum shop. This book signing coincides with the 10th annual NOLA Bookfair, which will be held on Frenchmen Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. THNOC is a sponsor of the event, which celebrates books and the publishing industry in Louisiana. Those interested in attending the book signing are encouraged to visit the fair before or after Cenac's presentation.




Bayou Bacchanal
The Caribbean Festival of New Orleans
Saturday, November 5, 2011
10:00am - 7:00pm
Lafayette Square
500 St. Charles
New Orleans

Come enjoy genuine Caribbean music, food, and drinks at Bayou  
Bacchanal, the Caribbean festival of New Orleans. Music by Pan  
Vibrations from Trinidad, and Ovi-G & the Froggies from Latin America  
playing authentic Soca music. Parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of  
Harrah's casino. Come see the masqueraders in the parade dancing to  
the beats of the islands, and enjoy the festivities in the park. Free  
admission. Family friendly.



Howling Success 2011 

Louisiana SPCA's

Howling Success

33rd Annual Patron Party and Gala

Saturday, November 5th ● 7pm - Midnight

Hyatt Regency's Empire Ballroom

Purchase Tickets Here!

Howling Success is THE event to attend this fall at the new Hyatt Regency with Chef John Besh as the Celebrity Restaurant Chair. Get a first taste from his new endeavor, Borgne, and groove to your Motown favorites by Wanda Rouzan from HBO's Treme and The Big Easy Groovers. Join Celebrity Chairs Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan Silverman as you sip specialty cocktails, enjoy cuisine from over 30 New Orleans restaurants, and win fantastic silent auction items! Table seating is limited!




Mirliton 2011

2011 Mirliton Festival
Saturday, November 5, 2011
11:00am - 7:00pm
Markey Park
(corner of Piety and Royal streets)
in da Bywater New Orleans

Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Markey  
Park (corner of Piety and Royal streets). Admission is $5 and kids 10  
years of age and under are free. The diverse and talented musical  
lineup includes Kermit Ruffins, Happy Talk Band, Guitar Lightning Lee  
and Lil? Freddie King, King James and the Special Men, Tuba Skinny,  
The Tumbleweeds and Hurray for the Riff Raff. There will be great food  
from Jack Dempsey?s, The Joint, Sally?s Country Gourmet Foods, Satsuma  
Cafe, Frady?s, Maurepas Foods, Café Roux, Sugar Park Tavern and  
Meltdown as well as a great selection of wines from Bacchanal and  
Abita on tap. We will also have great local and regional art, a  
children?s activity area and some great new merchandise including  
t-shirts, bumper stickers, cookbooks, and mirliton bread. For more  
information, visit our website at or  
follow us on Facebook.



 Swamp Fest 2011

Saturday, Nov. 5 - Sunday, Nov. 6; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Audubon Zoo

6500 Magazine St.

Audubon Zoo's most popular festival! Celebrate the Louisiana Swamp in the unique setting of Aududon Zoo. New this year- workshops where cultural icons of South Louisiana heritage share their stories and secrets- and a Cajun musical instrument petting zoo! The festival always features the best in Cajun and Zydeco music, food such as gator burgers, fried seafood cheese grits and more



Trinity Artist Series

1329, Jackson Ave. N.O - Call: 670 2520 - [email protected] -   -


Sunday, Nov. 6 @ 5 pm: Tom Sancton, clarinet  &  Ronell Johnson, electric organ                in a premiere collaboration of two New Orleans inspired Jazz musicians in a program of Traditional Gospel music with a twist

Handicap access and elevator available. 

Informal.     FREE of Charge. 


Albinas & Manon Prizgintas

Director of Music Ministries

Trinity Episcopal Church

1329 Jackson Avenue

New Orleans, LA  70130

Office: (504) 670-2520

Cell:    (504) 710-6299



EVERY TUESDAY @ 6 pm till 7 pm "Organ & Labyrinth"
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000 pipe  
Trinity tracker organ. The program includes some of the greatest music  
ever written ranging from Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes



John Rankin

Okay, no whining about the cold weather, or the Saints, or how much candy
you've eaten, or why you don't know any of the bands at VooDoo. Leave all
the complaining to meS But first, here's the good news:

EVERY Tuesday 8 to 11, and no cover!
The Columns, 3811 St. Charles Ave.

11/8- The Classic Jazz Trio with John Rankin, Tom Sancton, and Tom Fischer
reunite! Guitar and two clarinets prove that there's no such thing as too
much clarinetS

11/15- The  John Rankin Trio with John Rankin, Clarence Johnson III on sax,
and Jesse Boyd on upright bass. NOW how much would you pay? But wait,
there's moreS

11/22- Duo with reedman Ray Moore.

11/29- TrioRama with John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, and Phil DeGruy (AKA º).
Three guitars prove why two clarinets and guitar isn't such a bad ideaS




WW2 Museum


The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, Entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive
PHONE: 504-528-1944


Wednesdays, October 26 - November 23

The Museum's popular Victory Belles singing trio in an all-new, all-singing and dancing show, bringing to life the timeless musicals of the 1940s. Enjoy classic hits from

Oklahoma, Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, This is the Army, South Pacific



(12:00pm Seating) 


The Victory Belles present Lullaby of Broadway 

and more, plus a delightful buffet lunch by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant







Wednesday, November 2 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm

The NEW Deutches Haus in Old Metairie

1023 Ridgewood Drive - near Ridgewood and Airline by Hurwitz-Mintz

Created By

Maureen Brennan McConnell

"The Glass Mendacity" returns to The Deutches Haus

5 Shows Only - Every Wednesday - November 2nd thru 30th

Literature's most dysfunctional family is coming home for the holidays! Join the DuBois clan for their family reunion in a hilarious twist on Tennessee Williams. There's Big Daddy, Big Mamma, Blanche, Stanley, Maggie the Cat and more.....all thrown in a blender for a cocktail of Southern silliness.

Come see why audiences keep returning for more Mendacity! Yuck it up with the cast that won BEST COMEDY in the BIG EASY AWARDS. Join Spud McConnell as Big Daddy, Becky Allen as Big Mamma, Maureen Brennan as Blanche Dubois, and featuring an all-star family of funny folks like Lara Grice, Jerry Lee Leighton, Ann Mahoney, Greg DiLeo, Jesse Terrebonne and Kris Lamorte!

"It's Hotter Than Thighs On A Carhood!"

Performances are at The NEW Deutches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive in Old Metairie - just off Airline by the new Hurwitz-Mintz Store. Doors open at 6:30, Curtain at 7:30pm. Food will be available for purchase as well as a full bar with many imported beers on tap. Relaxed table seating for your convenience!

General admission tickets are only $15.

For ticket information and reservations, call (504)259-9888.


Please call to discuss the details.





Middendorf's Breast

Every Wednesday and Thursday, through November 9th and 10th we will be offering a special German entree.  The menu is included here and can be found on our Facebook page  along with our website.


To celebrate Oktoberfest we will feature a German entree on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the following week.



November 9 & 10 

Schweinshaxe, Bayerischkraut und Brezel 16.75


Pork Hind Shank (Ham Hock),


Smothered Cabbage & Pretzel


Schwarzwaelderkirschtorte 5.25

Black ForestCake 

Upcoming Events 

 November 16, 2011

The New Orleans Fringe Festival, Nov. 16- 20, 2011 will be a five-day mind-blowing spectacle of 70 shows from New Orleans and all over the country performing at 34 venues throughout the city, primary in the Marigny and Bywater. Tickets are $8 with the one-time purchase of a Fringe button ($3). Visit for more info about tickets and show times.


What is Fringe? Wild, weird, fresh original theater of all types: A big-top goes berserk, a bona fide wedding bares as well as binds, e.e. cummings and Jackson Pollock get operatic, hip-hop happens, some serious schooling on the subjects of sharks and the system, three aerialists take the trapeze to bed-bath-and-beyond, beautiful bodies put the "belly" in "button", shadow puppets shiver to the dark words of Poe, and you'll get to find out whether you really could've danced all night...That is just the beginning. Visit for the entire lineup and schedule.


Tickets are available at Mardi Gras Zone and at before the festival. During the Festival, buy tickets at Mardi Gras Zone, at venues, or at the Free-For-All Tent on the corner of Press and Dauphine in the Marigny. Tickets are $8 with the one-time purchase of a festival button ($3), a 5-show pass is $30, and an all-access pass is $100.


The Festival features 24 shows that were identified through a unique peer review process as high-quality, original, fringe-y theater. These "Fringe-Managed Venue" shows are presented in six performance venues at offbeat theaters and unusual spaces: Shadowbox Theatre, Mardi Gras Zone Warehouse, Den of Muses, Marigny Opera House, Café Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center, and Luthjen's Dance Hall.  The Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) option greatly expands the scope and flavor of the festival by encouraging artists to organize their own spaces throughout the city. These venues include Zeitgeist, NOCCA, Michalopoulos Studio, Mudlark Public Theatre, Southern Rep, Big Top, Byrdie's, John Paul's and more. This year, BYOVs have exploded in size and energy with 35 BYOV groups featured.

The wildly successful free spoken word feature event returns this year in "Writing the Edge" with New Orleans' hardest hitting poets, November 19 at 7 pm and 9 pm at The Maison, 508 Frenchman.


Visit the Free-For-All Tent at the corner of Press and Dauphine in the Marigny for Peep Show Previews with free Nola Brew, the Friday Night Tent Party with "Bodhi3" and "The Wasted Lives", Busker's Happy Hour, and the Fringe Trunk Show and Art Market. Got kids? In addition to the kid-friendly shows at venues, Family Fringe will feature a range of free kids arts activities, performances, workshops, open-mic, Nola Rising Paint Party, puppet shows, drum circle, double-dutching, and more.


The eccentric GoodChildren Fringe Parade will be rolling down St. Claude from Poland Avenue at 2 pm on Saturday, November 19 to the rhythms of the GoodChildren Marching Band and to the steps of performers and neighborhood types alike.


New this year is the Yard Art Tour (YAT-1), a self-guided walking/driving public art tour organized by the Fringe. Before and after shows, audience can drift around the neighborhood looking at a bit of fun, wacky, poignant, pointed yard art. To submit your art, visit

More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at


For photos and more information contact [email protected].  




November 17


Boys Town Louisiana

Hosts First ReProm

Boys Town Louisiana celebrates its first ever Retro
ReProm, a unique opportunity to recreate your high school prom while helping
Louisiana¹s at risk children and families. The event will be held on
Thursday, November 17, 2011, from 7 until 10 p.m. at Gallier Hall in New
Orleans, La.

Ten community leaders and celebrities have been nominated to vie for the
³Crown² of King and Queen of Boys Town Louisiana¹s Retro ReProm. Each dollar
donated will be counted as one vote for the court nominee of their choice.
The candidates who receive the greatest number of donations will be crowned
as King and Queen at the event. Everyone in the community can donate and
³vote² online at <> .
Those attending the event will be able to continue voting that night until
the announcement.

³I am excited to continue my work with Boys Town,² says Amanda Shaw, ReProm
Court candidate. ³I look forward to raising funds for this great charity in
such a fun way.²

Guests are asked to wear whatever was reminiscent of their high school
proms.  A professional photographer will be on hand to take classic prom

Café Reconcile will be serving a heavy hors d'oeuvre buffet. Performing will
be musical group ³Levee Dawgs,² with John Casbon (Harmonica), Jack Coiron
(Bass), George Fagan (Guitar), Jim Letten (Drums) and Bill Provensal
(Keyboards and guitar).

Vote and/or purchase tickets online at
<> . Individual tickets are $50 each. Sponsors
are still being sought for the event and you can still register online.
Supporters do not have to attend to vote.

Please contact Lynn Shields, Development Director, at 504-949-9248, ext.
230, or [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> with
any questions.




Saturday November 19, 2011


Beaujolais Noveau Front 2011



 Thursday November 24, 2011

The "Official Schedule of Events" for the State Farm Bayou Classic® XXXVIII includes:

Thanksgiving Parade: Thursday, Nov. 24

KaBOOM! Playground Build: Friday, Nov. 25

HBCU Institute: Friday, Nov. 25

Empowerment Exchange, Career, College, Health and Technology Village : Friday, Nov. 25

Coaches Luncheon (Invitation Only): Friday, Nov. 25

Corporate Reception (Invitation Only): Friday, Nov. 25

Battle of the Bands and Greek Show: Friday, Nov. 26

Fan Festival: Saturday, Nov. 26

State Farm Bayou Classic®: Saturday, Nov. 26

'70s House Party: Saturday, Nov. 26

Inspirational Gospel Brunch: Sunday, Nov. 27



For more information about the State Farm Bayou Classic®, visit   

December 3, 2011


Robin Walensky



Friday, December 9 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Casey Anthony Book Signing & Reading - Wine & Cheese - New Orleans, LA

Maple Street Book Shop

7529 Maple Street

New Orleans, LA!/event.php?eid=275634749123311





Saturday, December 10 • 9:00am - 11:00am


"Coffee & Conversation" Casey Anthony Book Signing -LAKEVIEW

Nola Beans

762 Harrison Avenue

New Orleans, LA!/event.php?eid=282393071790130




Sunday, December 11 • 9:00am - 11:00am


"Coffee & Conversation" NEW Casey Anthony Book Signing - MID-CITY

Blue Dot Donuts

4301 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA!/event.php?eid=155272661231803

Best Regards,

Robyn Walensky

[email protected]

Facebook: Robyn Walensky

Twitter: @robynwalensky

Author: "Beautiful Life?" The CSI Behind the Casey Anthony Trial

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December  2011


The Magic of Christmas is Coming to the Hotel Monteleone

Caroling students, children's teas and special room rates mean the holidays are finally here!


Christmas is a wonderful time of the year at the Hotel Monteleone as school choirs sing familiar holiday carols and Monte the Lion entertains children at his festive holiday teas. The Hotel Monteleone invites its guests and local New Orleanians to join in the merriment of the season as it continues celebrating 125 years.


As a special Yuletide treat, the Hotel Monteleone is running Papa Noel rates from November 20 through December 29 with rooms starting as low as $99 on weekdays and $119 on weekends based on availability. Blackout dates apply.


"The holiday season is always an exciting time of the year for the Hotel Monteleone employees and guests," said Andrea Thornton, director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Monteleone. "We've had an eventful year celebrating the Hotel's 125thAnniversary. This Christmas season, we're particularly looking forward to having locals and guests participate in all of our festivities as we have 125 great reasons to celebrate."


This holiday season, the Hotel Monteleone is offering the following events:


Deck the Halls of the Hotel Monteleone

On November18, the Hotel Monteleone will brighten the 200 block of Royal Street as it officially turns on the exterior Christmas lights of the Hotel to mark the start of its holiday season. To highlight the brand new Carousel Bar windows along Royal Street, the Hotel will outline them with beautiful white lights. It will transform the lobby and the interior rooms of the Hotel into a winter wonderland and light up its majestic Christmas tree on November 30.


Monte the Lion's Children's Holiday Tea

Monte the Lion, the official mascot for The Hotel Monteleone, is hosting his annual Children's Holiday Tea on December 10 and December 17 at 10 am and 2 pm. Some of the season's favorite Christmas characters will join Monte including Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa's elves. Mrs. Claus will be read classic Christmas tales and a trumpeter will lead special guests in a musical parade. Savory treats, games and caroling will fill the air with joy. Monte the Lion will close the day by presenting each of his new friends with a Monte stuffed animal. The cost is $50 for adults and $36 for children. To make reservations for Monte the Lion's Children's Holiday Tea, please call (504) 681-4452 or visit about pricing for a special package that includes a one-night stay, one Monte the Lion children's book for each child and admission to the Monte Tea. Subject to availability.


Hotel Monteleone Welcomes Local School Choirs to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Monday through Friday, New Orleans area school choirs will once again greet guests and locals in the Hotel Monteleone lobby with the sounds of the season from November 28 through December 16. School performances are free and open to the public. Performances occur between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and last one half hour. For a complete list of dates, times and schools, please visit


For more information on the Hotel Monteleone and its events for the upcoming holiday season, please visit To make reservations, please visit or call 1-866-338-4684. Become a fan on Facebook and help us reach our 125th Anniversary goal of 12,500 fans by 2012. Follow us on Twitter @hotelmonteleone and @carouselbar.




Saints 2011 Schedule






 College bowl schedule opens Dec. 17 in New Orleans 

The Football Bowl Association  released the bowl season schedule, which consists of 35 games over 24 days. The bowl season starts Dec. 17 with the Orleans bowl, and concludes Jan. 9 with the BCS national championship game in New Orleans 






NOWFE 20th Anniversary May 22 - 26, 2012. 






Love New Orleans, She Will Love You Back


Frank Stansbury
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