[forwarded by Uncle Dave Lewis]
For Immediate Release
Patti Collins 513-236-2724
Marvin Hawkins 513-448-8980
Ed Vardiman 859-801-3543
*Mayor Cranley and City Council Expected to Designate King Records Landmark*
*--> Owner is suing to demolish the actual studio structure where civil
rights, economic inclusion made culture that changed the world*
(Cincinnati OH) After unanimous votes from the Historic Conservation Board,
Planning Commission, and City Council Neighborhoods Committee, City Council
and Mayor Cranley are poised to designate the remaining former King Records
buildings and parcels as a Landmark Designation. Joined by Evanston
Community Council President Ms. Adkins, King recording artists like Otis
Williams, Denise Kinnard, Jimmy Railey, Philip Paul, and the proposed King
Records Experiential Learning Center, the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage
Foundation's and Bootsy Collins Foundation's joint application has helped
to significantly raise the importance of these buildings.
"There is no other place in Cincinnati that busted down racial barriers
like King. At this civil rights landmark The Stanley Brothers joined with
Hank Ballard and changed the world," said CMHF President Marvin Hawkins.
"It will be an exciting day for Cincinnati and the King Records fans across
the world,' said BCF President Patti Collins.
BCF and CMHF will continue to reach out to owner and team of lawyers to try
and find win-win for all that does not tear down any of the buildings,
especially the structure where the studio still stands and where Danny
Adler proved recording can still be done with The Last Session On
Brewster. BCF and CMHF greatly appreciates an open dialog, even while
owner sues city, and hopes owner will sell to #SaveKingOnBrewster.
*#SayItLoud to City Council and Mayor to #SaveKingOnBrewsteras
#CivilRightsLadmarkwhere rock and roll, funk and hip-hop were conceived*
*Contact Us - Clerk of Council
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