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Slain musician, actor to be honored Sunday

Christopher Tolliver's friends and colleagues in the Lexington arts community will pay tribute to the late musician and actor in a memorial service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lexington Children's Theatre.

Friends and family are invited to attend.

Tolliver was shot to death at the Lexington Green shopping center on March 5. Toby Lasure, 31, is charged with murder in the case.

Tolliver, 31, was a musician and actor who had worked with an array of Lexington arts groups, including the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Studio Players and ActOut Theatre Group.

In the last few years, Lexington Children's Theatre had become Tolliver's theatrical home.

Tolliver's close friend Karyn Czar, a reporter for WLAP-AM 630 and actor, said the memorial will be "very informal ... a celebration of Chris. We're going to be playing his original music, showing photos and videos of shows he's worked on. There will be a short sing-along from the shows he music-directed: Beauty and the Beast, Seussical and Honk. We're also going to fill out memory cards for the family, some of our favorite memories of Chris at LCT."