Display examines musicians and public housing

November 13, 2012

The Associated Press

An exhibit that explores the music and artists who grew up in public housing projects opens later this week in Chicago. It's called "The Sound, the Soul, the Syncopation" and opens Thursday at Expo 72.

The interactive exhibit's sponsors include the National Public Housing Museum and the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events.

Organizers say the display will address the role of music in the creation and development of community. The exhibit will include artists in country, hip-hop, punk, jazz, gospel and pop.

The National Public Housing Museum hasn't opened yet. Officials say they've received donations for the facilities capital campaign and are on track to break ground on the city's near West Side early next year.