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Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.

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In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Vigil for Street Musician Kirk Reeves Spotlights Suicide Prevention


More than 200 people huddled under the Hawthorne Bridge on Sunday evening at a candlelight vigil to remember "Working" Kirk Reeves—the 56-year-old street musician who for a decade played trumpet at the bridge's onramp in his distinctive white tuxedo and Mickey Mouse ears, until he shot himself earlier this month.Mayor Sam Adams declared Sunday as "Kirk Reeves Day," and an assembly of trumpeters and ...   More
Monday, November 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Scoop: RIP ”Working“ Kirk

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WORKING ON SUNDAY: “Working” Kirk Reeves, the 56-year-old Portland street musician known for playing his trumpet while wearing a white tuxedo and Mickey Mouse ears, was found dead at Bybee L   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Portland Street Performer "Working" Kirk Reeves Has Died

UPDATE: Oregon State Medical Examiner confirms musician died of self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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"Working" Kirk Reeves, the longtime Portland street musician known for serenading motorists with his trumpet at the eastbound onramp of the Hawthorne Bridge, has died. He was 56 years old. A former computer analyst, Reeves became a fixture along Hawthorne Boulevard after moving to Portland from Boston in 1991, performing renditions of classic standards (including the Looney Tunes theme ...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


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