Hoagy Carmichael is Muralized in Richmond In


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Mural of Hoagy Carmichael unveiled in Richmond. A large mural of jazz legend Hoagy Carmichael has been dedicated in Richmond, where the “Stardust" composer first recorded.

About 50 onlookers, including Carmichael's 67-year-old son Randy Carmichael, watched Saturday as the mural on the side of the Readmore building was unveiled in the eastern Indiana city. Carmichael, who died in 1981, first recorded at Gennett Records in Richmond in 1925.

Pamela Bliss and her daughter Carly Mattingly Bailey, who painted the mural, met with Carmichael fans before the ceremony at Richmond Art Works. There, they showed off photos depicting the monthlong process of creating their mural of the musical great, who was a Bloomington native.

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