Field Report: Barbara Lacen Keller Memorial Second Line in Central City, New Orleans

Thousands of people thronged through the streets of the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans earlier today for the funerary second line for Barbara Lacen-Keller. We are just now going through the roll, here are a few shots that captured our attention. More to come Continue Reading

New Orleans journalist Katy Reckdahl is reporting that the memorial second line for Barbara Lacen-Keller, noted community activist and former wife of second line legend Tuba Fats will be taking place this weekend, Saturday January 28th 2023.

Viewing is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at New Home Family Worship Center, 1605 Robert C. Blakes, Sr. Drive. map

The funeral shall follow.

The second line will take place after the service.

Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Mayer Avenue. map

Reckdahl does a terrific job covering the second line culture of New Orleans. Here’s her piece on Ms. Keller

2023 Ladies Of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

The 2023 Ladies Of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line was freezing cold and rainy. We felt bad for the club members who had splashed out all the money it takes to throw a parade only to find bad weather and a spartan crowd to watch them perform. More to come…Oh, and due to the rainfall I shot the roll on my Android. Continue Reading