Ray Charles’ Studios Open to Public for One Day

Ray Charles’ RPM International recording studios in Los Angeles will be opened for public tours on one day only to coincide with the Aug. 31 release date of his final recording, Genius Loves Company. The studios were designed and built more than four decades ago by Charles and longtime manager and business partner Joe Adams. During the construction, Adams guided the blind musician through the building to demonstrate the progress being made. Genius Loves Company is a collection of duets featuring a wide variety of vocalists, including Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt and Elton John.