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Weekend Memorial Services Scheduled For New Orleans Music Legend Dr. John

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Weekend memorial services have been scheduled for New Orleans music legend Malcolm "Mac" Rebennack Jr., popularly known as Dr. John.

Rebennack died on June 6 at age 77 due to a heart attack after years of deteriorating health.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will host a memorial service on Saturday at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown New Orleans.

Public visitation starts at 7 am and runs until 10:30 am A private, invitation-only service is scheduled from 1 to 3 pm at the Orpheum and will be broadcast on WWOZ FM.

Following the private service, a public second-line will depart from the theater at 3 pm.

The memorial service was organized by Quint Davis' Festival Productions Inc.-New Orleans, the firm that co-produces the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

(Photo: Derek Bridges)

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