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Marva Wright to lie in state today

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 5:35 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Marva Wright, tribute, New Orleans, jazz, blues, singer, funeral, services

There will be a tribute by friends of Marva Wright to honor the late blues and jazz singer.

Wright will lie in state at Gallier Hall today from noon until 6 p.m.

Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, a number of fellow musicians will perform in tribute to her at Gallier Hall.

Confirmed performers include Charmaine Neville, Davell Crawford, Rockin Dopsie Jr. and the Wild Magnolias.

Wrights funeral service is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church.

The popular blues and gospel singer died March 23 of complications from a series of strokes she suffered in 2009.

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