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It's no secret that Muscle Shoals has been an integral part of American popular music since the 1950's. Singers such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding , Paul Anka, and Tom Jones are just a few of the many artists who have recorded in the area at the Florence Alabama Music Enterprise Studios. However, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame that opened in 1990 was unable to keep it's doors open after the state had to cut funding for the museum in 2011. The Hall of fame has been officially closed to the public since January and now talk of moving it to another city is striking a sour note with those in who would like to see it remain in Muscle Shoals. If it can't be a success in Muscle Shoals maybe it is time to have these historic music exhibits moved to a city where they can get more exposure and maybe even some big city funding. Maybe it's time to take the exhibits to a location where they will be more appreciated, and allow a larger city to give new life to a proud piece of Alabama History.
I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" What's yours?
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