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  • More from our ad photo shoot.

    Southern Decadence VIP passes are on sale at our Facebook page, website, and at the bar! Will call only.

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    Tuesday August 14th, 2018 - 12:30 pm

    More from our ad photo shoot. 

Southern Decadence VIP passes are on sale at our Facebook page, website, and at the bar!  Will call only. 

www.CornerPocket.net

     

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    Eddie Queen

    Nice

    From our ad photo shoot! Red dress run is tomorrow! Come have a few and show us your Red Dress.

    Tonight is our New "MEAT" Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter!

    Southern Decadence VIP passes are on sale at our Facebook page, website, at at the bar!
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    Friday August 10th, 2018 - 5:50 pm

    From our ad photo shoot!  Red dress run is tomorrow! Come have a few and show us your Red Dress. 

Tonight is our New MEAT Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter!

Southern Decadence VIP passes are on sale at our Facebook page, website, at at the bar!

     

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    Yum 👅

    I’ll be back for decadence.. Can’t wait.

    This boy is cute!

    Mutt!

    I went last November and ultimately regretted not entering the Fresh Meat contest. I'm coming back for Southern Decadence and I'm thinking I wanna enter this time around. Looks like fun!

    What does the VIP pass cover?

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    Tonight is our New "MEAT" Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter!

    Southern Decadence VIP passes are on sale at our Facebook page, website, at at the bar!
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    Friday August 3rd, 2018 - 7:11 pm

    Tonight is our New MEAT Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter!

Southern Decadence VIP passes are on sale at our Facebook page, website, at at the bar!

     

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    Just a few more weeks.... Wayne Tedford

    The Corner Pocket will be closed tomorrow afternoon but will open at 6pm.

    There still be a private gathering after funeral services at The Corner Pocket for Family and Friends of Tommy, Michael, and Carl.

    940 St. Louis.
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    Monday July 30th, 2018 - 4:49 pm

    After a long, debilitating fight against cancer, my brother and co-owner of The Corner Pocket, Thomas (Tommy) Elias passed away early Tuesday morning, July 25th, 2018. He was a source of love and great joy for so many and will be sorely missed.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 31st, at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter with Visitation at 1:30 P.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 3:00 P.M.

    Please msg with any photos you have.
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    Thursday July 26th, 2018 - 8:09 pm

    After a long, debilitating fight against cancer, my brother and co-owner of The Corner Pocket, Thomas (Tommy) Elias passed away early Tuesday morning, July 25th, 2018.  He was a source of love and great joy for so many and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 31st, at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter with Visitation at 1:30 P.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 3:00 P.M.

Please msg with any photos you have.Image attachment

     

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    Love you so much Michael..my heart is with you Carl, all the family, lisa,ashlee, jeremy, bruce, anthony , barry , gary, justin, rob , john, craig and all .xoxoxoxo

    So sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed.

    I am so sorry to hear this. Tommy was an icon in the gay community and will be missed dearly.

    Eddie Queen

    So sorry for your loss. You all have had a ROUGH year! Tommy will be remembered with tremendous love and respect. All my best to you all!

    Michael. My heart is with you. Both of you always had a ready smile for me, and for that I am eternally blessed.

    So very sorry for your losses

    My condolences for your loss. Take care....

    So sorry for your loss

    Rest In Peace Tommy ❤️ Thoughts & Prayers 2 Tommy’s family & our Corner Pocket family 🙏🏻

    My condolences Michael. Tommy was a great friend to many, and a kind soul. He will be missed.

    I’m so truly sorry ☹️ if I can do anything please let me know 🙏🏻

    So sorry for u lost prayer for u and his friends and family

    Truely will be missed by many. He was one of the few who told me, "to keep my head up even at the lowest times". I still hear those words today....

    Sending my condolences to toTommy's family. Always had a smile for u

    So sorry for your loss !

    Hugs

    I’m so sorry for your loss Michael

    My condolences for your loss. And all the lives he has touched.

    Andrew Solomon and Bill Pegram thought you might want to know of this passing in New Orleans. A great loss for our community.

    Michael so sorry for your loss

    So sorry for your loss !

    Our condolences Michael. Tommy will be greatly missed!

    Remember the smile, remember the good times!

    So sorry for your loss.

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    The famous Corner Pocket Boys Performing at Oz. We were one of the top 5 nominated show bars of the year. The boys and Lisa Beaumann we're awesome! ... See MoreSee Less

    Saturday July 21st, 2018 - 9:13 pm

     

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    Mutt!

    Stephen Memory

    Yasss Queen I loved it, can't wait to be back in New Orleans

    Tonight is our New "MEAT" Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter!

    Lisa Beaumann is your host and DJ!
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    Friday July 13th, 2018 - 5:49 pm

    Tonight is our New MEAT Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter!

Lisa Beaumann is your host and DJ!

     

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    Yum

    Eddie Queen

    Yummy

    Another pic from our 4th of July ad photo shoot.

    Today at 6:30 we have ZINGO with Opal Masters. Opwl will be ASSisted by the Famous Corner Pocket Ball boys. Wacky prizes, Dirty Drag Queen, Bar Tabs, Alcohol, and a lot of pulling balls!

    Following ZINGO is the Barry Bareass Dancer of the week contest for a CASH prize.
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    Sunday July 8th, 2018 - 2:03 pm

    Another pic from our 4th of July ad photo shoot. 

Today at 6:30 we have ZINGO with Opal Masters.  Opwl will be ASSisted by the Famous Corner Pocket Ball boys.  Wacky prizes, Dirty Drag Queen, Bar Tabs, Alcohol, and a lot of pulling balls!

Following ZINGO is the Barry Bareass Dancer of the week contest for a CASH prize.

    Photo from our 4th of July ad photo shoot. All of our ads feature current dancers. Tonight is our New "MEAT" Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter! ... See MoreSee Less

    Friday July 6th, 2018 - 5:55 pm

    Photo from our 4th of July ad photo shoot. All of our ads feature current dancers. Tonight is our New MEAT Amateur dance contest for a $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45 to enter!

     

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    ❤️ can’t wait to go back.

    Eddie Queen

    OMG

    Today at 3pm...

    James “Jay” Lamont Sewell
    1948 – 2018
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    Sunday July 1st, 2018 - 8:46 am

    Today at 3pm...

James “Jay” Lamont Sewell
1948 – 2018

     

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    RIP sweetie

    James “Jay” Lamont Sewell
    1948 – 2018

    SERVICE
    There will be a public Celebration of Life at The Corner Pocket, 940 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Very Rev. Bill Terry, Rector, of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, will officiate.
    In lieu of flowers, donations to the Louisiana SPCA (www.la-spca.org).
    Special thanks to Niles Monnin and Matt Downey, Jr., personal caregivers, the entire family at the Corner Pocket for their love and support in difficult times and to Rev. Bill Terry and St. Anna’s Episcopal Church for their love and support.
    Arrangements handled by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home.

    James “Jay” Lamont Sewell
    1948 – 2018

    Jay, as he was affectionately known, passed from this world on Friday, June 22, 2018, following a long illness. He had survived cancer surgery in 1997 to spend an additional two decades with his loving partner in life, Michael T. Elias, Esq., owner of the Corner Pocket Bar in New Orleans. The couple spent 35 years together and had cared for three adorable fur babies during their relationship: Callie, Tigger, and Minou.
    Jay—a descendant of early Texas and Illinois pioneer families—was born in Austin on December 6, 1948; the family later moved to Corsicana. He is survived by his brother, Jay Hoover Sewell. He was preceded in death by his Father, James Carroll Sewell (1912 – 1976), and Mother, Janet Hoover Sewell (1918 – 1975).

    Jay was the longtime daytime bartender at the Corner Pocket, at which he worked for nearly twenty years (1983 – 2002). He teamed up with beloved local entrepreneur and entertainer Lee Fetherston (Ms. Fly) soon after the bar opened. The two famously performed together, once re-enacting a drag version of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” Following Lee’s untimely death, his partner in life, Michael, purchased the bar in 2001.

    Jay was a graduate of Corsicana High School in 1966, where he played drums in the high school band. He attended North Texas State University in Denton and later graduated from beauty school in Dallas.

    In the early seventies, Jay moved to New Orleans, where he initially worked at D.H. Holmes Department Store as a hair stylist to many colorful local personalities.

    FAMILY HISTORY
    Jay’s great great grandfather and his father were both highly respected members of the Texas Legislature. On his mother’s side, his grandfather was the oldest practicing veterinarian in Northern Illinois at the time of his death (1945).

    His father, who was blinded during the war in the Pacific, graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors following World War II.
    His Mother was a graduate of the University of Illinois in Geology (1940); during World War II, she worked for Cities Service Oil Co.

    Jay was born amidst the baby boom. After the war, the family moved to Navarro County, Texas (1952). His father was appointed County Judge, and later elected State District Judge.
    His younger brother, Jay, was born there in 1955. He says that James “Jay” “inherited his Father’s tenacity for living large—and living life on his own terms.”
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    Tuesday June 26th, 2018 - 5:38 pm

    James “Jay” Lamont Sewell
1948 – 2018

SERVICE
There will be a public Celebration of Life at The Corner Pocket, 940 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Very Rev. Bill Terry, Rector, of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, will officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Louisiana SPCA (https://www.la-spca.org).
Special thanks to Niles Monnin and Matt Downey, Jr., personal caregivers, the entire family at the Corner Pocket for their love and support in difficult times and to Rev. Bill Terry and St. Anna’s Episcopal Church for their love and support. 
Arrangements handled by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home.

James “Jay” Lamont Sewell
1948 – 2018

Jay, as he was affectionately known, passed from this world on Friday, June 22, 2018, following a long illness. He had survived cancer surgery in 1997 to spend an additional two decades with his loving partner in life, Michael T. Elias, Esq., owner of the Corner Pocket Bar in New Orleans. The couple spent 35 years together and had cared for three adorable fur babies during their relationship: Callie, Tigger, and Minou. 
Jay—a descendant of early Texas and Illinois pioneer families—was born in Austin on December 6, 1948; the family later moved to Corsicana. He is survived by his brother, Jay Hoover Sewell. He was preceded in death by his Father, James Carroll Sewell (1912 – 1976), and Mother, Janet Hoover Sewell (1918 – 1975). 

Jay was the longtime daytime bartender at the Corner Pocket, at which he worked for nearly twenty years (1983 – 2002). He teamed up with beloved local entrepreneur and entertainer Lee Fetherston (Ms. Fly) soon after the bar opened. The two famously performed together, once re-enacting a drag version of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”  Following Lee’s untimely death, his partner in life, Michael, purchased the bar in 2001.

Jay was a graduate of Corsicana High School in 1966, where he played drums in the high school band. He attended North Texas State University in Denton and later graduated from beauty school in Dallas. 

In the early seventies, Jay moved to New Orleans, where he initially worked at D.H. Holmes Department Store as a hair stylist to many colorful local personalities.

FAMILY HISTORY
Jay’s great great grandfather and his father were both highly respected members of the Texas Legislature.  On his mother’s side, his grandfather was the oldest practicing veterinarian in Northern Illinois at the time of his death (1945). 

His father, who was blinded during the war in the Pacific, graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors following World War II.
His Mother was a graduate of the University of Illinois in Geology (1940); during World War II, she worked for Cities Service Oil Co. 

Jay was born amidst the baby boom. After the war, the family moved to Navarro County, Texas (1952). His father was appointed County Judge, and later elected State District Judge. 
His younger brother, Jay, was born there in 1955. He says that James “Jay” “inherited his Father’s tenacity for living large—and living life on his own terms.”

     

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    Sorry for your loss⚜️⚜️⚜️

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    I am very sorry for your loss. Love and peace to everyone who was closed to Jay.

    RIP sir

    Michael I'm so sorry we all know how much Jay loved you.

    Condolences

    So sorry for your loss !

    Condolences

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    Jay is on the right

    James Lamont “Jay” Sewell, life partner of Michael Elias, owner of The Corner Pocket, passed away, early Friday, June 22, 2018.

    “Jay” was the longtime daytime bartender at The Corner Pocket for almost 20 years, from its opening in 1983 until 2002, bridging the ownership tenures of his dear friend, Lee Fetherston (Ms. Fly) and his partner in life, Michael Elias.

    “Jay” was dearly loved by Michael and all of the Corner Pocket family and will be greatly missed by us all.
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    Monday June 25th, 2018 - 9:16 pm

    Jay is on the right  

James Lamont “Jay” Sewell, life partner of Michael Elias, owner of The Corner Pocket, passed away, early Friday, June 22, 2018.  

“Jay” was the longtime daytime bartender at The Corner Pocket for almost 20 years, from its opening in 1983 until 2002, bridging the ownership tenures of his dear friend, Lee Fetherston (Ms. Fly) and his partner in life, Michael Elias.  

“Jay” was dearly loved by Michael and all of the Corner Pocket family and will be greatly missed by us all.

     

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    So sorry for your loss of a loved one⚜️

    I'm so sorry to hear this.... RIP sweetie.....

    So sorry for you loss Michael! Fly high Jay!

    Thoughts and prayers to the family

    Love this great picture rest in peace Jay

    May He RIP!

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    Today at 6:30 we have ZINGO with Lisa Beaumann. Lisa will be ASSisted by the Famous Corner Pocket Ball boys. Wacky prizes, Bar Tabs, Alcohol, and a lot of balls!

    Following ZINGO is the Barry Bareass Dancer of the week contest for a CASH prize. Amateurs welcome to join the contest. To enter show up at 8:30pm

    www.CornerPocket.net
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    Sunday June 24th, 2018 - 12:57 pm

    Today at 6:30 we have ZINGO with Lisa Beaumann.  Lisa will be ASSisted by the Famous Corner Pocket Ball boys.  Wacky prizes, Bar Tabs, Alcohol, and a lot of balls!

Following ZINGO is the Barry Bareass Dancer of the week contest for a CASH prize.  Amateurs welcome to join the contest.   To enter show up at 8:30pm

www.CornerPocket.net