8/14/2008

The Annex

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open an annex to its Cleveland hall in New York City’s SoHo district, this November. According to the official press release the Gotham City extension will include the following galleries:

The Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a signature display of each;

Immersive Theater, an engaging and dynamic movie experience that uses immersive audio and visual technology to highlight some of the most explosive performance moments in rock history including
Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Who and Patti Smith;

Roots & Influences, a visual and musical exhibition on how past music legends haveinfluenced the chart-toppers at the forefront of today’s music scene,
bringing to life musical timelines of genres such as R&B, Hip Hop and Blues Rock;

Moments to Movements, which will highlight particular musical moments that created and defined powerful movements, and showcase many exciting and rare rock items, including a white Vox electric guitar from The Beatles that has never been showcased elsewhere, the necklace Jimi Hendrix wore at the Monterey Pop Festival, and the handwritten lyrics to ‘U.S. Blues’ by the Grateful Dead;

New York Rocks, which will include an oversized interactive map to highlight key locations around New York City that have musical significance, including Studio 54 and The Chelsea Hotel, and will showcase items such as the notebook in which Billy Joel wrote all the lyrics for The Stranger album;

Cleveland Gallery, which will include special exhibits and displays that give visitors a taste of the larger experience at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland; and,

Special Rotating Exhibit, which will feature one select artist or band, with special attention to their time spent in New York City, rotating every six to nine months.


Advance tickets will go on sale in October. (Thanks for saving us the trip to Cleveland!)

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