Chicago Blues Experience to re-create Chess recording sessions!

Want to find the blues? Take a drive through Chicago’s North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. Look for the vacant two-flat at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave., the one with boarded windows and a tattered awning over the front stoop. That’s where Muddy Waters lived for about 20 years, until the mid-1970s.

Chicago historian Tim Samuelson calls it “Chicago’s ‘real House of Blues.'”

The Chicago Blues Experience is announcing this week an ambitious plan to bring a museum, educational and cultural complex to Navy Pier. After years of planning, 75 percent of the funding for the $45 million project has been secured, according to its backers. It is on track to open in fall 2017.

They are planning a 50,000- to 60,000-square-foot attraction which will include exhibits such as “A Recording Date at Chess Records,” which will put visitors into simulated recording sessions with Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy.

http://www.wandtv.com/story/30037158/excerpts-from-editorials-by-illinois-newspapers

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