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Plans moving forward for bluegrass center

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Plans to open a bluegrass music center in western Kentucky are moving ahead.

The Messenger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/12gtUV4) reports Owensboro city officials are seeking an architect to design the outside of the facility. The city and the International Bluegrass Music Museum are working together to turn an old state office building into center that includes a 30,000-square-foot museum, a 1,000-seat indoor theater, outside festival seating and a 4,500 square-foot restaurant with a bluegrass theme.

Organizers have said they want to offer fans of bluegrass music something akin to what the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tenn., offers to country music fans.

Terry Woodward, who is the former chairman of the museum board, is heading up a $10 million fundraising drive for the project.

Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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