Archive for May 12th, 2007

New Orleans bids farewell to Alvin Batiste

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — Musicians in white shirts and black pants led a hearse carrying the body of clarinetist Alvin Batiste through the streets of New Orleans on Saturday, and hundreds of mourners attached themselves to the jazz funeral honoring one of the city’s most revered musicians. In the morning, crowds lined up to pay homage to the jazz pioneer,Read More