Van Cliburn Remembered This Weekend

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    Van Cliburn performs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in honor of The Humane Society of the United States' 50th anniversary, Wed., Feb. 25, 2004. Cliburn's encore performance included the Lizst-Schumann Widmung (Dedication), which he dedicated to the crowd who had "loved deeply a cherished pet." (Glenwood Jackson/The Humane Society of the United States via U.S. Newswire)

    Van Cliburn, the world-renowned pianist who played for every American president since Harry Truman will be remembered this weekend.

    Family spokesman Tom Stoker says visitation is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, where Cliburn worshipped for decades.

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    Cliburn's funeral is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church. Entombment at the mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park will follow.

    Stoker says services will be open to the public.

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