News Note: The National Blues Museum in St. Louis this week announced that it has received a six-figure contribution from musician Jack White that will fund the “Mix it Up” creative Blues experience within the museum. “Mix it Up” will be the culminating experience of every guest’s visit to the new museum, which is scheduled to open in late 2015. Traveling through the Museum’s chronological galleries, visitors will be able to sample a variety of musical styles and influences within the complete history of the Blues. Ultimately, visitors will conclude their experience by entering “Mix it Up” where using intuitive editing tools, they can blend their selections together and share their new compositions with others. “Perhaps as well as anyone, Jack White understands that the Blues is truly the foundation of all American music and remains relevant today, said Rob Endicott, the museum’s Chairman of the Board. Blues icons including Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Derek Trucks have also supported the 23,000-square-foot National Blues Museum, which will include more than 16,000 square feet of interactive technology and artifact-driven exhibits, a theatre, special event space and classrooms. The museum will explore and preserve the historic significance of the Blues as the foundation of American music and celebrate the musicians who both created and advance the art form. The facility will explore the various Blues styles and trace its history and American roots music from the Mississippi Delta through St. Louis to Chicago, its expansion across the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit NationalBluesMuseum.org
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