Friday, August 29, 2014

Now's the Time: Gravesite Services at Lincoln Cemetery

The embedded video indicates that the gravesite service for Charlie Parker at Lincoln Cemetery was a healthy affair as recently as 2008.  As Joe Klopus notes in his most recent column, attendance has dwindled in recent years.  Partly due to the efforts of the newly formed KC Jazz Alive organization, ceremonies on Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30, are expected to draw a substantial number of participants and onlookers.  Parker was born on August 29, 1920.

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