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Ray Charles will be remembered in Albany

June 16, 2004

Albany - A legend from Albany will be remembered this week.

A celebration of Ray Charles' life and a memorial of his death will be at Veteran's Park Amphitheater Friday morning at ten.

Gilbert Udoto of Odyssey Records and Helen Young of Helen's Barbershop teamed up to honor the famous Albany native. Coordinator, Helen Young, "Albany is very proud to have a person of Ray Charles' Statue to be from Albany, someone who has performed all over the world. I mean he's a legend."

Several bands will play renditions of Ray Charles, but the theme is "Just an Old Sweet Song".

posted at 7:15 PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com