Billy Bang Viewing & Funeral

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#1 Thu, 2011-04-14 09:43
Greg Drusdow 2
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Billy Bang Viewing & Funeral

I have heard from Hoshi Walker (Billy Bang's daughter) and from Danny Ray Thompson of the Sun Ra Arkestra about the following arrangements for the viewing and funeral for Sun Ra Arkestra member Billy Bang:
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - Viewing at the Benta Funeral Home, 630 St. Nicholas Ave. at 141st Street in Harlem, NYC  11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - Viewing at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Lenox Ave. at 120th Street in Harlem, NYC 9:00 am to 10:00 am to be followed by the Funeral Service from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
 
Hoshi has also informed me that there will be a book at both viewings and at the funeral where visitors can write their remembrances about Billy Bang.  She also mentioned that there will be a memorial concert in the future with details about that event to be announced.
 
Greg Drusdow