A memorial service for Robert Altman, who passed away in November will be held on Tuesday. The service is open to the public and will take place tomorrow at noon at the Majestic Theater (247 West 44th Street). The Times reports that Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bob Balaban, Harry Belafonte, E. L. Doctorow, Kevin Kline, Alan Rudolph, Joan Tewkesbury, Lily Tomlin and Garry Trudeau are all expected to speak.
Tomorrow there will also be a memorial for thirteen time Grammy award winning composer and saxophonist Michael Brecker. This will take place at 6pm at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) and is also open to the public. In addition, all jazz venues around the world will "unite in a symbolic dimming of the lights" and radio stations will play his music. According to Wikipedia, Brecker died "on January 13, 2007, from complications of leukemia in New York City. His funeral was held on January 15, 2007 in his hometown of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY." He was posthumously awarded a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo earlier this month.