Portland Remembers 'Working Kirk Reeves'

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 4:24 p.m.

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More than 200 people gathered under the Hawthorne Bridge Sunday to celebrate the life of “Working Kirk Reeves.” Reeves was known for wearing a white tuxedo and mickey mouse ears. He entertained commuters with his trumpet and magic tricks. The memorial included trumpet performances, a live band, speeches, and a candlelight vigil march across the bridge.

Click the link above to hear the audio postcard featuring Reeves’s sister, Daisy Reeves, with trumpet music by Allan Kalik. We also hear from Ellis Christoper. Wanda Broadous, Lamar Wright, Belinda Jiles, and Portland Mayor Sam Adams.


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