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Frankie Knuckles mural finds new home on the B_Line

August 16, 2018
Three years after it was buffed over, a 2014 mural in Chicago depicting house legend Frankie Knuckles is being remade ahead of what will be a celebratory unveiling later this month on August 25th. Thanks to a charitable donation from the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, the B_Line's Managing Director and West Loop designer Levar Hoard will announce the new mural unveiling next Saturday.
"After months of meetings and various site visits we finally found a new home for it," the Foundation says in a statement published on Chicago house music publication 5chicago.com. "We also like to thank the artists who will be bringing it back to life: Michael Tupak, Flash, B-Boy B, Dez AIR, Skol CMW for their patience during the search."
The completion of the work will be celebrated next week on Frankie Knuckles Day on the B_Line, located under a historic train line in Chicago's Fulton Market District. The City of Chicago declared August 25th "Frankie Knuckles Day," and a block of Jefferson Street near by was declared after him where The Warehouse, widely regarded as the birthplace of house music, was located. Details for celebrating his cultural legacy and impact on the community through art and music will be announced early next week.

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