Remembering Lydia Tomkiw

Many in the Chicago music scene mourned the death last Fall of longtime poet, promoter and musician Lydia Tomkiw, best known as the voice of Algebra Suicide.

A memorial ceremony has now been scheduled for her many friends here from 11 a.m. to noon on on May 24 at Muzcyka and Sons Funeral Home, 5776 W. Lawrence in Chicago.

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