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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bunny Matthews benefit features Quintron, King James and more

Posted By on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:45 AM

click to enlarge The first appearance of Bunny Matthews' "Vic and Nat'ly" in 1982.
  • The first appearance of Bunny Matthews' "Vic and Nat'ly" in 1982.

New Orleans musicians will band together in September for beloved cartoonist and artist Bunny Matthews, who announced he has brain cancer earlier this year. Bunnyfest — slotted for 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave.) — will feature Quintron and Miss Pussycat, R&B stalwarts and rock 'n' rollers King James & the Special Men and the Lonely Loney Knights, as well as Guitar Lightnin' Lee & his Thunder Band, O.L.D. and the Creole String Beans.

There also will be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Matthews — who created the bizarro Yat Honeymooners characters Vic & Nat'ly — hilariously provoked New Orleans social scenes and the status quo. His latest exhibit The People of New Orleans from A to Z had a well-received run at Arthur Roger Gallery.

Read Scott Jordan's 2002 Gambit interview and profile of Matthews here.

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