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WABC-TV's Art McFarland reports on the celebration for the re-naming of 77th street between Riverside Drive and West End to Miles Davis Way.
Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles) were recently interviewed by Mike Ragogna for The Huffington Post. Here's an excerpt from the interview below.
Mike Ragogna: Let's start with the street. It's about time that Miles Davis got a street named after him, but why now? What brought it on?
The Miles Davis family -- Cheryl Davis (daughter of Miles), Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles) -- will appear today at 4 p.m. EDT on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News First at 4.
The family is celebrating Miles' 88th birthday TODAY by unveiling "Miles Davis Way" from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT with an NYC Block Party at 312 W 77 Street (between Riverside Drive & West End Ave.) in New York, NY. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Miles Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., stopped by Arise Entertainment 360 to discuss the life and legacy of his uncle, including the unveiling of "Miles Davis Way" on May 26.
The Miles Davis Family invites you to a special NYC Block Party unveiling of "Miles Davis Way" on Monday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT on Miles Davis' 88th birthday. The event, at 312 W 77 Street (between Riverside Drive & West End Ave.) in New York, NY, will be FREE and OPEN to the public.
On Monday May 26, Miles Davis' 88th birthday, the Miles Davis Family will be appearing on Good Day New York to talk about Miles and the unveiling of "Miles Davis Way!" Cheryl Davis (daughter of Miles), Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles) will be interviewed for the program, which airs from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT on FOX in New York City.
Miles Davis was an icon who changed the world of jazz and music forever. This Memorial Day, also the birthday of the beloved trumpeter, New York City will honor his legacy with a block party celebrating the official unveiling of “Miles Davis Way” (West 77th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue). ... Dr. Nancy Berk recently had the opportunity to chat with Miles Davis’ son Erin and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. for her podcast Whine At 9.
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The Miles Davis Family invites you to a special NYC Block Party unveiling of Miles Davis Way!
Join us Monday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT on Miles Davis' 88th birthday
At 312 W 77 Street (between Riverside Drive & West End Ave.) in New York, NY
This event will be FREE and OPEN to the public, hosted by Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr.
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Listen to the story of Miles Davis playing four nights at New York's Fillmore East, at NPR's Fresh Air:
Before he left office, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed a bill naming a block of West 77th Street in honor of the jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis. The block, between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, will be called Miles Davis Way.
Mr. Davis, who died in 1991, had an apartment in a brownstone at 312 West 77th Street, and lived there for about 25 years, until the mid-1980’s. Now the new street sign is ready, and will have a public unveiling on May 26, the 88th anniversary of Davis’s birth, at noon.
The Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced that Don Cheadle will star as iconic jazz innovator Miles Davis in a movie filming in Cincinnati this summer.
Cheadle ("House of Lies," "Iron Man 2," "Iron Man 3") also will direct and produce "Miles Ahead" from a script he wrote with Steven Baigelman.
Local musicians and actors will be needed for the movie about trumpeter Davis, a major jazz figure in the bebop, cool jazz and jazz fusion movements in the 20th century.