Kid Rock Foundation donates $250K to music gallery

Published On: Aug 16 2012 03:36:49 AM EDT

Robert Ritchie aka Kid Rock.

DETROIT -

The Kid Rock Foundation is donating $250,000 to help build an interactive gallery covering more than a century of Detroit music from jazz to blues to Motown to techno and hip-hop.

The Detroit Historical Society says the 1,400-square-foot Kid Rock Music Lab at the Detroit Historical Museum will feature activities on naming artists from music samples, a station for visitors to create their own songs and Detroit music trivia.

Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper will be among the artists represented in the gallery.

The museum closed in May as part of a renovation campaign. It is expected to reopen Nov. 23.

Kid Rock plays hip-hop, hard rock, country and Southern rock styles. He was born Robert Ritchie and lives in suburban Detroit.

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