the Ezibu Muntu Dance Company performs a processional followed by pouring of libation and drum call sparking the spirit in the celebration of Ms. Pinckney’s life. Her death at age 43 leaves an enormous hole in Richmond’s creative community.
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Lorna Pinckney was a driving force in creating Richmond’s vibrant cultural scene. For 15 years, she brought poets, musicians and others together for lively performances of spoken word and new music in programs she dubbed Tuesday Verses and held in restaurant settings.