A museum dedicated to the life and times of singer/songwriter Ray Charles is to be built on the site of his former studio in south Los Angeles, it was announced yesterday. The museum is being built by Ray Charles Enterprises.
Joe Adams, Charles’ manager and the president of Ray Charles Enterprises said: "We didn't want it in Beverly Hills or a monument to Ray Charles anywhere but right where it is… in this community, a community that he was proud of."
The museum will have an atrium built on the eastern side, which will house Charles’ tour bus. Adams said the museum would be a way to pass on Charles’ life motto: “There is no such thing as ‘I can’t’”.