The National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame is seeking a permanent home. It may find one in Vallejo, Calif.
LaMont Robinson, founder and CEO of the project, envisions the hall of fame to span 50,000 sq. ft., which will be filled with interactive exhibits — virtual reality! holograms! — a record shop, recording studio, offices and a 2,500-seat theater for performance and induction ceremonies.
“It won’t be your mom and pop’s museum,” said Robinson, a retired member of the Harlem Globetrotters and longtime collector of R&B memorabilia. “It’s gonna be the Disneyland of music.”