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The Windy City is showing some love to David Bowie.  The British rocker will be celebrated in Chicago on September 23rd, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel has designated "David Bowie Day." 

In the signed proclamation, Emanuel calls Bowie "an undisputed global icon.  He also praises the singer for his "imaginative material and provocative performances" which have "impacted and inspired millions of fans across the globe for more than 50 years." 

The timing of "David Bowie Day" coincides with the opening of "David Bowie Is" at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. 

"David Bowie Is" was created by London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and set attendance records when it launched last year.  Curators had unprecedented access to Bowie's archives for the project, which took three years to develop.  More than 300 objects, including stage costumes, set designs, handwritten lyrics, and photographs are used in displays that highlight the rocker's creative process and illustrate his influence on modern culture.  Chicago is the first city to host the exhibit outside the UK. 

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