Ray Charles Memorial Library Opens In L.A.!

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There’s a new collection of all things [lastfm]Ray Charles[/lastfm] open right here in Los Angeles, but in order to go, you’d better be invited … and be young!

The [lastfm]Ray Charles[/lastfm] Memorial Library features exhibits about the singer’s life, his work and his music, but is currently open to school children only.

The library hosts his Grammys, stage costumes, sunglasses and a collection of instruments, as well as letters he received from both President Bill Clinton and President George H. W. Bush. For interactive activities, the library features mixing booths where students can remix some of Charles’ work and a Karaoke booth.

The library is located in the histortic RPM building at 2107 West Washington Blvd. in the Harvard Heights neighborhood.

“In this building, [lastfm]Ray Charles[/lastfm] had 20-20 vision,” Tony Gumina, head of the Ray Charles Marketing Group, said of the location. “Ray spent more time in this building than any other in the world.”

There are plans to open the library up to the general public next year. When they do, does it sound like a great day out, learning and celebrating the life and achievements of [lastfm]Ray Charles[/lastfm]?

[Source: The Boombox]

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