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JEUDI

July 24th

Crescent City Farmers Market
3700 Orleans Ave., 3p.m.-7p.m.
Midcity edition of the city's prime local market

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. country rockers Pontchartrain Wrecks

 

Thursdays at Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden, 6p.m.
This week ft. Paul Sanchez ($10)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($15)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

20,000 Days On Earth
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Screening of the Nick Cave doc

 

Yojimbo, Down By Law
Joy Theatre, 7p.m.
Double feature worthy of the Criterion Collection

 

Coathangers, White Fang, Trampoline Team, Bottom Feeders
Siberia, 7p.m.
Feminist punk rockers at the early show ($8)

 

Reggae Night
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
Hosted by DJ T-Roy
 

VENDREDI

July 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-9p.m.
Murals On Screen film series begins with Multiple Perspectives: the Crazy Machine

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Siberia, 6p.m.
Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock (free)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Closed Curtain
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Jafar Panahi made his new film despite Iran’s ban on his work

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Johnny Angel & Helldorado
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Country Western swing from New Orleans ($10)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

King Buzzo, Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Melvins leader goes solo acoustic ($15)

 

The Hood Internet, Jermaine Quiz
Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.
Mashup DJ extraordinaires ($12)

 

PUJOL, Natural Child, Heavy Lids, Planchettes
Siberia, 10p.m.
Garage rock from Nashville & NOLA

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
This week ft. Eddie Roberts & Friends

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. The Well Hung Speakers shadow cast

SAMEDI

July 26th

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Historic New Orleans Collection, 10:30a.m.
1964 film stars Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

 

Renee Broadhead: Unveiled and P.L. Jones: Bonded By Blood
Garden District Books, 2-3:30p.m.
Two YA authors read from their supernatural novels

 

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5p.m.
vs. Hattiesburg & Chicago ($15)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Symbols of the Illuminati in New Orleans
Zeitgeist, 6:30p.m.
They’re reeeeeal (presented by Tony Green)

 

New Orleans Voodoo vs. San Antonio Talons
Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.
Local arena football

 

Ceremony, Nothing, Back to Back, Heat Dust
Mudlark, 7p.m.
Cali & Philly punk rock ($5)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

Steely Dan
Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.
Kings of cool-dad rock ($62+)

 

Bantam Foxes
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Local indie band incorporates fuzzy blues rock ($10)

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. shadow cast the Well Hung Speakers

 

HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
DJ Soul Sister’s rare groove dance party
 


Times-Picayune Loses Legal Notices for Civil District Court


Following the announcement that it will scale back publication to three days a week, The Times-Picayune is losing its role as New Orleans' Official Journal for legal noties for at least one local public body. Today, the local Clerk of Civil District Court Dale Atkins announced that Gambit will replace Da Paper as the official journal where the state-required notifications of all matters in Civil District Court are made. The cost to place ads will be $.93 cents per agate line, according to a memo from Atkins.  The change will be effective August 1.

 

According to the Lens, the legal notices overall brought in $7 million a year in advertising. It is known how big of a percentage of that advertising came from Civil District Court.

 

The decision follows the passage of a law during this year's legislative session that changed the law governing legal notices in Orleans Parish. The new law erased a requirement that legal notices be published in a daily newspaper. Now, the notices are required only to run in newspapers with a circulation of more than 30,000.

 

According to The Lens, Gambit hired Baton Rogue lobbyist Thomas Jay Spradley two days before the bill went before the legislature.

 

The memo said the legal notices will run both in the weekly print edition of Gambit and online. There will be no charge for online publication. According to Atkins, the auxiliary journal for legal notices in Orleans Parish will remain Louisiana Weekly.

 

Mayoral spokesman Ryan Berni said he wasn't aware of any plans for the City to switch their legal notices to another publication.

 

H/T NOLA Notes for pointing this out first on Twitter.




I want public notices in a

I want public notices in a newspaper, not exclusively online.

Why?

Because reading a newspaper makes it a LOT FASTER to scan over the notices to get to the ones of interest.

Online, most notices are in serial form. Searches are time consuming and may completely miss some.

Newspapers enable us to use our wide field of vision and not the tunnel view of small screens.

Gambit did not get selected

Gambit did not get selected to publish the sheriff's judicial notices in either Orleans Parish or Jefferson Parish. We did submit proposals to both sheriffs. The TP was again selected in Orleans, and CityBusiness remains the publisher in Jefferson -- but both both had to cut their rates substantially to keep the business.

The TP had to cut its rate in Orleans by more than 50 percent to keep the business — from $1.57 per agate line to about 73¢ an agate line. AS a result, the TP will likely make more than $500,000 LESS than what it made last year. This is based on information supplied to us by Sheriff Gusman's office — that the sheriff paid the TP more than $1 million last year at the rate of $1.57 per agate line. Cutting that rate more than in half means reduced revenue of at least $500,000 — assuming the number of judicial notices remains more or less the same.

Regarding the dollar value attributed to judicial notices, The Lens has reported that they are worth $7 million. That figure may be accurate STATEWIDE, but in Orleans Parish it is far less — slightly more than $1 million, according to the sheriff's office.

Gambit did get selected as the legal notices publisher by the Clerks of Court for Orleans and Jefferson, and by the constables of First City Court and Second City Court in New Orleans. Under state law, each judicial officer — sheriffs, clerks, constables, etc. — who is responsible for placing legal notices is authorized to select a qualified publisher for those notices. These notices typically are far fewer in number and length than the sheriffs' notices and thus do not generate the kind of revenue that sheriffs' notices generate, but Gambit is happy to be able to offer its services for these notices.

The $7 million dollar

The $7 million dollar estimate is grossly exagerated. Additionally if its a fee-paid judicial notice there is no bid requirement or pre-set price other than 90% of commercial rate as required by state law.

Public notices in a weekly

Public notices in a weekly paper. Why not save the state $7 million and just put the notices on line for free. There are on line publications posting legal notices for free now. TheBatavian.com is one.

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