Ray Charles' son to attend plaza dedication - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Ray Charles' son to attend plaza dedication

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Darton College receives new honor

    Darton College receives new honor

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:37:42 GMT
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
  • NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:34:28 GMT
    Silke Deeley, Liberty House Executive DirectorSilke Deeley, Liberty House Executive Director
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
  • Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:29:55 GMT
    Richard Lynn, Albany FirefighterRichard Lynn, Albany Firefighter
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>

December 6, 2007

Albany -- The newest addition to Albany's Riverfront will open Friday. Thursday last minute work continued at the Ray Charles Plaza.

The Albany native's youngest son, Corey Charles, will be there  when the life-size statue of his father that will rotate in the middle of the park is unveiled. The 20-year-old Morehouse College student met with Albany State University President Dr. Everette Freeman Thursday morning.

Corey says he and his eleven brothers and sisters are thrilled by the memorial to their father. Charles said "it does amaze me, because when I was young I never understood the whole thing of being famous. To me he was just Dad. So when I go to other countries and see how much people love him, it's amazing."

 The grand opening of the Ray Charles Plaza will be held Friday morning at ten. Friday evening from 5 to 10, Friday on the Flint will be held at the park, with bands playing live music in tribute and celebration of Ray.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=RayCharlesSon-jw