Van Cliburn Remembered This Weekend
Published at 7:40 AM CST on Mar 2, 2013
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.
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.
Cliburn died at his Fort Worth home Wednesday at age 78 after fighting bone cancer.
He's best remembered for winning first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958, as the height of the Cold War.
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