• 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

    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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    Saturday June 23rd, 2018 - 11:14 pm

    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 to hear this 😥

    I am so sorry for his loss my condolences

    So sorry for your loss. :(

    Condolences to all who knew and loved him.

    Terribly sorry for your loss. He was a kind man.

    Condolences to all.

    My condolences to the Comer Pocket fam

    God speed missy!! xoxo

    Sorry for your loss.

    oh no mike I'm sorry to hear that ...I loved jay

    Deepest sympathy to his loved ones, friends & family!

    So sad to hear this... Prayers and condolences

    Is he standing or sitting in the photo?

    Sorry for lost mike my prayers go out too you and family

    You will be in my heart and prayers

    Deepest Sympathies, he was always so friendly when I saw him, he will be missed

    So sorry prayers for peace and comfort during this time for you and all who knew him. RIP

    Sorry to hear that about Jay he was a sweet man !

    Sorry for your loss. I’ll keep your families in my thoughts. Condolences to all

    So sorry to of this loss he will forever be missed my prayers or with you Michael

    Michael. My thoughts are with you today.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Michael , so sorry for your loss 🙏

    My condolences michael

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    From when we were taking photos for our current ad.

    Tonight is our all Boy Revue with over 15 boys dancin on the bar for your entertainment!

    Lisa Beaumann is your host and DJ.
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    Saturday June 23rd, 2018 - 7:31 pm

    From when we were taking photos for our current ad. 

Tonight is our all Boy Revue with over 15 boys dancin on the bar for your entertainment!

Lisa Beaumann is your host and DJ.

     

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    Mutt!!!

    3 sexy dudes

    Wow You guys look cute as always!!

    All 3 hotties but omg mr green socks js lol

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    Friday June 22nd, 2018 - 1:59 pm

    Happy Pride Weekend!

    Tonight is our All boy Review with over 15 boys Dancin on the Bar for you. Come have a cock-tail, and hang out with the boys!
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    Saturday June 9th, 2018 - 6:40 pm

    Happy Pride Weekend!

Tonight is our All boy Review with over 15 boys Dancin on the Bar for you.  Come have a cock-tail, and hang out with the boys!

     

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    Mutt!!!

    Cristy ArdoinDylan GuidrozKayla Starr y'all had this last night HAHA

    Love this place.

    💞

    Happy New Orleans Pride weekend!

    Tonight is our New "MEAT" Amateur Dance Contest for $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45pm to compete against the Famous Corner Pocket Boys dancin on the bar!
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    Friday June 8th, 2018 - 5:51 pm

    Happy New Orleans Pride weekend! 
 
Tonight is our New MEAT Amateur Dance Contest for  $100 cash prize. Show up at 8:45pm to compete against the Famous Corner Pocket Boys dancin on the bar!

     

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    Mutt!

    Gemini Alexander Brooks

    damn, he is CUTE!