*According to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms column/blog, a memorial service musician Gil Scott-Heron is scheduled for New York’s Riverside Church on this morning. However, it looks to be the first of several:
The tribute, planned by a Scott-Heron daughter, Gia Scott-Heron, and his former wife, Brenda Sykes, takes place at 10:30 a.m., church spokeswoman Allison Davis told Journal-isms. It will be streamed at http://www.ezstream.com/play/index.cfm?id=201E45AF20.
It is not open to the public and the news media, Davis said. The streaming will be available at the same Web address after the service for those who missed the live broadcast. Davis is a former broadcast journalist and a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Scott-Heron, 62, died on Friday of undisclosed causes. He leaves other family members who were not involved in planning the Thursday service and cannot be at Riverside Church, according to Lurma Rackley, an Atlanta-based writer and former journalist and mother of Scott-Heron’s son, Rumal Rackley.
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