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    Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:45:10

    Ray Charles Memorial Library Opens in Los Angeles - It's full of historic memorabilia like Charles' piano

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    • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Actor Kyle Massey attends the unveiling of the new Ray Charles stamp at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Calif, on Monday, September 23, 2013. The limited-edition stamp is part of the Music Icons stamp series and is available for sale starting today, on what would have been Ray's 83rd birthday, at post offices nationwide.
    • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Reverend Jesse Jackson; singer Chaka Khan, Ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning performer; Cliff Rucker, U.S. Postal Service Vice President of Sales; Valerie Ervin, Executive Director of the Ray Charles Foundation; Joe Adams, Ray Charles' former manager, Raye Charles Robinson, Jr., Ray Charles' son attend the unveiling of the new Ray Charles stamp at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Calif, on Monday, September 23, 2013. The limited-edition stamp is part of the Music Icons stamp series and is available for sale starting today, on what would have been his 83rd birthday, at post offices nationwide.
    • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: General view of at Morehouse College - Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on September 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    The Ray Charles Memorial Library opened in Los Angeles last week and was funded through the Ray Charles Foundation. The library is packed to the rafters with historic memorabilia pertaining to the late Charles, including the legendary singer's personal piano, collection of microphones and letters he received from former presidents. Wow. Who knew Ray Charles got personal letters from the leader of the free world?!

    Will you visit the Ray Charles Memorial Library when you are next in Los Angeles? What is your favorite Ray Charles song? Did Jamie Foxx do a rad job playing him on the big screen? Of course I am asking your opinion on the matter, since Foxx did win an Oscar for his work on the biopic!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.27.10




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