statue http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Efforts Underway To Erect Statue Of Miles Davis In Alton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/efforts-underway-erect-statue-miles-davis-alton <p>Plans are in motion to erect a bronze statue of jazz musician Miles Davis at his birthplace in Alton, Ill.&nbsp; The city council of Alton gave its approval in July, and sculptor Preston Jackson has been commissioned to build the statue.</p><p>Jackson's design was selected out of a pool of ten. A professor emeritus from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jackson is also a musician and lover of jazz music.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:46:23 +0000 Camille Phillips 29343 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Efforts Underway To Erect Statue Of Miles Davis In Alton