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Dallas City Council Approves Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan Sculpture

This morning’s unanimous City Council approval has made it made official: Kiest Park will get its public artwork honoring Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitar legends and Oak Cliff natives.

Spanish artist Casto Solano will build the installation at his home studio in Spain this year before it arrives at its permanent home in Dallas in summer 2017. … Filmmaker Kirby Warnock spearheaded the movement to build the piece and led the fundraising needed to match the city’s investment.

Read more at D Magazine.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Exhibit Set For Grammy Museum Mississippi

The Grammy Museum Mississippi will feature memorabilia from legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, beginning June 30. “Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan” will include Vaughn’s “number one” guitar, photographs; original stage outfits including Vaughan’s famous Indian headdress, original concert posters and more. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, serves as guest curator.

“I hope by doing this, it will remind people of the incredible musician he was and all the music and love he gave to the world. I miss him every day,” Jimmie Vaughan said.

Read more at The Clarion-Ledger.

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Dallas To Finally Honor Jimmie And Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Dallas Morning News

Proposed Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan artwork in Kiest Park

A conceptual rendering of Casto Solano’s artwork honoring Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan that will go in Kiest Park if approved by the City Council.

Dallas, finally, is about to have its own Vaughan memorial installed in Kiest Park, blocks from where Stevie Ray and big brother Jimmie grew up on Glenfield Avenue. But unlike the Austin model, Dallas’ sculpture will honor both brothers. It makes sense: Stevie was the superstar, but it was Jimmie who taught him how to play.

The Cultural Arts Commission will vote on Spanish artist Casto Solano‘s commission Thursday, before it heads to the Park and Recreation Board and the City Council. This is how the city officially describes it: “The proposed sculpture consists of four corten steel framed screens with images of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan cut into the metal. Each panel will show images of the Vaughan Brothers’ lives, including photos/stills of both brothers and their song lyrics.”

Read more at The Dallas Morning News.

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