More on Billy Bang

Billy Bang at the Vision Festival, 2008-06-11.
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A lot of obits flying around following the sad passing of Billy Bang. NPR and The New York Times have pieces, and Tom Hull has written an article that includes links to even more resources.

The funeral info is as follows:

Tuesday April 19th, 2011
Viewing at the Funeral Home
11am-8pm

Benta Funeral Home
630 St Nicholas Avenue
[corner of 141st St]
NY NY 10030
212-281-8850

Wednesday April 20th 2011
Funeral Service
9am-10am-viewing
10am-11:30am–Funeral Service

Mount Olivet Baptist Church
201 Lenox Avenue [ corner of 119th St.]
NY NY 10027
212-864-1155

Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following the service [around 1pm]
Webster Avenue and 233rd St
Bronx, New York 10470
718-920-0500

Maria Arias and Billy Bang’s children have asked Arts For Art to set up the Billy Bang Memorial Fund to help with the funeral costs. For those who would like to contribute, Please send your tax deductible contribution to Arts for Art at 107 Suffolk Street, NYC, NY 10002. You can also make a contribution on the AFA paypal account on the contribute page http://www.visionfestival.org

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