Lionel Batiste http://wwno.org en Fans gather to remember 'Uncle Lionel', New Orleans music icon http://wwno.org/post/fans-gather-remember-uncle-lionel-new-orleans-music-icon <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A burial service for a New Orleans music icon known simply as &quot;Uncle Lionel&quot; had to be postponed when a violent thunderstorm flooded the cemetery where he will be laid to rest.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:25:38 +0000 MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | The Associated Press 16228 at http://wwno.org Musicians to honor Tremé Brass Band singer http://wwno.org/post/musicians-honor-trem-brass-band-singer <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Many of New Orleans&#39; best known musicians are planning to gather for a musical tribute to Lionel Batiste, the 81-year-old vocalist and bass drummer with the Tremé Brass Band who died last Sunday.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:35:58 +0000 The Associated Press 15591 at http://wwno.org Tremé Brass Band's Lionel Batiste dead at 81 http://wwno.org/post/trem-brass-bands-lionel-batiste-dead-81 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Lionel Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and assistant band leader of the Tremé&nbsp;Brass Band, has died. He was 81.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Band leader Benny Jones Sr. says Batiste died Sunday. He says funeral arrangements are incomplete for Batiste, who was known as &quot;Uncle Lionel.&quot;</p> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:42:58 +0000 The Associated Press 15309 at http://wwno.org