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Scenes From Coco Robicheaux's Jazz Funeral


There was no hearse baring Coco Robicheaux's body Monday afternoon. But when the police escort arrived late, a walk through the gates was in order. The huge brass band assembled played "A Closer Walk With Thee" and Jennifer Jones lead the procession from the corner of Chartres and Frenchmen into nearby Washington Square Park. With no internment necessary inside the gates, the party began. Hundreds gathered on the streets of the Marigny and French Quarter to Walk with the Spirit one final time, and send off the 64-year-old bluesman and New Orleans icon, who passed after collapsing at the Apple Barrel Nov. 25. Click through for photos.


Today's Events: 12.12.11


Today, we send off Coco Robicheaux with a second line and musical tribute, House of Pleasures screens at Chalmette Movies, and Strange Baby plays their first show at the Saint after a free screening of Dancehall Queen. But on previous 12/12s, Delhi replaced Calcutta as India’s capital (1911), Frank Sinatra was born (1915), the first motel (the Motel Inn) opened in California (1925), and Free Willy’s killer whale Keiki died (2003). Now back to today:


More Details About Coco Robicheaux's Second Line


As expected, the Dec. 12 second line to honor the life of the late bluesman and NOLA icon Coco Robicheaux is shaping up as a giant affair that will send off a beloved member of the community in high celebratory style. And, for the community of musicians and locals that congregate around Frenchmen Street, it's not the only celebration of life scheduled around that time Coco's close friend and longtime musical collaborator, Kenny Holladay, also died of cancer recently. Robicheaux was personally involved in putting together a benefit for Holladay, which is scheduled for Dec. 11 at Checkpoint Charlie's, said event organizer and Robicheaux friend Chris "Shaggy" Davis.


Flying Away

Two Second Lines Planned to Send off Coco Robicheaux



As the news of the sudden death of beloved bluesman and NOLA icon Coco Robicheaux settles in this week, plans emerged for two second lines that will help Coco pass back to the Spiritland.

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Coco Robicheaux's Second Line Scheduled


Updated 11/29, 7 p.m.

Family members and kin have scheduled details of a memorial second line for recently passed bluesman and NOLA icon Coco Robicheaux. The procession is scheduled to begin on Frenchmen St. at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The march will end in the French Quarter at the House of Blues, where a night of music dedicated to the late 64-year-old Ascension Parish native is scheduled from 6 p.m. - til. 


Coco Robicheaux Passes

Iconic Bluesman & Friend to NOLA Heads "Home"



Bluesman and local icon Coco Robicheaux died Friday evening after suffering a heart attack at the Apple Barrel on Frenchmen Street, bar staff said. According to witnesses, paramedics were able to briefly revive the local legend. Bar staff said he passed an hour later at a local hospital. One confidante described his last words simply as, "I'm home."

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Coco Robicheaux Passes


Bluesman and local icon Coco Robicheaux died Friday evening after suffering a heart attack at the Apple Barrel on Frenchmen Street, bar staff said. According to witnesses, paramedics were able to briefly revive the local legend. Bar staff said he passed an hour later at a local hospital. One confidante described his last words simply as, "I'm home."


Do Whatcha Wanna

Deconstructing the Season 2 Finale of 'Treme' with Coco Robicheaux and Mike Kimmel



 As Season 2 of 'Treme' came to an end Sunday night, NoDef once again went to Buffa's to talk with local characters who were in the show.


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