Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Miles Davis estate makes donation
to East St. Louis arts programs

A story in the Belleville News-Democrat says that the estate of trumpeter Miles Davis is making a donation to arts programs in East St. Louis.

According to the story, Davis' nephew, Vincent Wilburn Jr., and Miles Davis Properties LLC General Manager Darryl Porter were scheduled to be at the East St. Louis municipal building yesterday to present a check to the city of East St. Louis and the East St. Louis-St. Clair County Arts Council. "The city and arts council will use the funds to further the arts and expose East St. Louis and St. Louis students to the arts," the article said. Davis was born in Alton and grew up in East St. Louis.

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