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Aaron Pritchard replaces grass last month after laying a headstone on the previously unmarked grave of blues musician Aaron Sparks in Crestwood. Pritchard is part of the Killer Blues Headstone Project, a nonprofit effort to posthumously honor sometimes long-forgotten blues musicians with grave markers. The group has laid 22 headstones to date, with several more complete but awaiting placement.

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