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Rapper Nelly Plans Recording School In St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 15:  Nelly performs during the VEVO GO show presented by Vitamin Water at Blueberry Hill on October 15, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Getty/Dilip Vishwanat/)

ST. LOUIS – OCTOBER 15: Nelly performs during the VEVO GO show presented by Vitamin Water at Blueberry Hill on October 15, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Getty/Dilip Vishwanat/)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hip-hop star Nelly is teaming with Vatterott College to help others from his hometown get into the music industry.

Nelly and Vatterott plan to put a music recording school on Laclede’s Landing in St. Louis, at the site of his former Skybox Sports Bar & Grill.

The Vatterott College Ex’treme Institute should be ready by October and will include a recording studio, music engineering space and a graphic studio where students can produce album covers and other artwork related to music.

Vatterott’s chief executive says people who want to learn to record any type of music will be welcome.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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