Second line for Mr. Okra set for Feb. 25

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Mr. Okra at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. - PHOTO BY FRANK ETHERIDGE
  • PHOTO BY FRANK ETHERIDGE
  • Mr. Okra at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

A second line honoring Arthur "Mr. Okra" Robinson will immediately follow his walk-through visitation services on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Robinson — the iconic singing produce vendor whose brightly colored truck toured New Orleans neighborhoods for years — died Feb. 15 at age 75.

Visitation is at Marigny Opera House from 1 p.m.-2:40 p.m., after which the doors will close and Robinson's family, a brass band and police escort will lead a second line through the Marigny. It moves down Dauphine Street toward Lesseps Street in Bywater, turns left on Lesseps, and concludes at BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy St.).

Joining the second line are Kinfolk Brass Band and Darryl “Dancingman504” Young.



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