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MILES TONES 2019 Fundraiser for Miles Davis' Historic Home

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Cherokee Street Gallery is hosting a fundraiser for the House of Miles East St. Louis.

Featuring a performance by musician Tonina & artwork by Kool Koor & Benjamin Lowder

Saturday, March 9th from 6 to 8pm at Cherokee Street Gallery

2617 Cherokee Street • St. Louis MO 63118

The House of Miles East St. Louis is a nonprofit organization located in Miles Davis’ historic childhood home in East St. louis, Illinois and it is known by the acronym H.O.M.E. They are engaged in a dual mission of maintaining this important cultural landmark as well as offering love and encouragement to the children of East St Louis through supportive programing offered at the H.O.M.E. “This is the kind of cultural stewardship we are proud to throw our support behind,”  said artist and Cherokee Street Gallery Founder, Benjamin Lowder. “The House of Miles East St. Louis is not just looking to preserve the past, they are building an enriched future on the foundation of Miles Davis’ legacy in East St. Louis.”

artists to be featured at the “Miles Tones” fundraiser at Cherokee Street Gallery Saturday 3/9/19

artists to be featured at the “Miles Tones” fundraiser at Cherokee Street Gallery Saturday 3/9/19

The event will feature Miles Davis inspired artwork by artists Kool Koor and Benjamin Lowder being sold that evening to benefit the House of Miles East St Louis. The artworks being offered for the benefit of H.O.M.E. will range from large original pieces to limited edition posters. Also that evening, jazz musician and St. Louis native, Tonina Saputo will be playing live in the gallery. Former President Barack Obama personally named Tonina’s song “Historia De Un Amor” to his list of “Favorite Songs of 2018.” The name given to this event, “Miles Tones,” draws from the title of a piece of artwork created by Kool Koor after he and Lowder visited Miles Davis’ house in East St Louis. Admission is free, donations are encouraged, come join the celebration. Contact: cherokeestreetgallery@hotmail.com

Lowder (L) and KOOR (R) pictured in front of Kool Koor’s artwork titled “Miles’ Tones”

Lowder (L) and KOOR (R) pictured in front of Kool Koor’s artwork titled “Miles’ Tones”

Ben Lowder