Rock Hall of Fame to open 'Power of Rock' ex­hibit

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is open­ing an ex­hibit that will give fans a taste of its fa­mous in­duc­tion cer­e­monies. Rock 'n' roll fans can get a taste of what it's like to be a star in­ducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame be­gin­ning this week­end. The mu­seum is open­ing an ex­hibit called "Power of Rock," fea­tur­ing film clips, laser lights, con­cert smoke, un­der-seat speak­ers and recorded sto­ries by Hall of Fame in­ductees, in­clud­ing for­mer Deep Pur­ple bassist Glenn Hughes. The ex­hibit is the cen­ter­piece of an over­haul of the Hall of Fame. Ren­o­va­tions have cost $15 mil­lion to date.

Fans will be able to en­ter an in­ter­ac­tive booth and lis­ten to Hughes, who is set to visit the Hall on Thurs­day to record his story of how a Rolling Stones con­cert he at­tended as a teenager ig­nited his pas­sion for rock. "When I saw all the hoopla and what was go­ing on the stage, I go, 'I'll have some of this, Mother? May I have a real elec­tric gui­tar?'" Hughes says. The ex­hibit, pre­sented ex­clu­sively to The As­so­ci­ated Press on Wed­nes­day, opens to the pub­lic on Satur­day. It will bring to life more than 30 years of the Hall's leg­endary in­duc­tion cer­e­monies through dig­i­tal dis­plays, mem­o­ra­bilia ex­hibits and a 12-minute film of cer­e­mony highlights by Academy Award-win­ning di­rec­tor Jonathan Demme, played on five mov­ing screens.

Chuck Berry and Elvis Pres­ley were among the Hall's first in­ductees in 1986, and 802 artists have been in­ducted so far. Vis­i­tors start­ing their tour of the ex­hibit will wait on a bridge sus­pended three sto­ries above the Hall's atrium and lis­ten via a stretch of gold and black speak­ers to the names of Hall in­ductees in a roll call shout-out: KISS, Jour­ney, the Grate­ful Dead, among oth­ers.

Then 130 peo­ple at a time will file into a the­ater to watch the high­light reel spliced to­gether by Demme, who won an Academy Award for "The Si­lence of the Lambs" and died in April. "A lot of ex­cite­ment, a lot of speak­ers - 'Make it loud' is what he'd al­ways say," said Demme's pro­ducer, Rocco Caruso. With laser lights, con­cert smoke and slid­ing screens, au­di­ence mem­bers will be quak­ing in their seats, lit­er­ally - with bass speak­ers boom­ing be­neath them. "You not only feel it in your chest, you feel it in your feet," said Chris­tian Lachel, one of the the­ater's de­sign­ers.

The film races through cer­e­mony highlights of more than 100 artists, from Bob Dy­lan to Me­tal­lica, be­gin­ning with clas­sic R&B singer Ruth Brown, known in the 1950s as Miss Rhythm, and end­ing with Prince's gui­tar-throw­ing 2004 ren­di­tion of the Bea­tles song "While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps." Prince's black and red suit that night will be in a spe­cial show­case, along with the blue bass gui­tar Tina Wey­mouth played when the Talk­ing Heads were in­ducted in 2002. Hughes told the AP he hopes that by telling his story in the "Power of Rock" he will in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion of mu­si­cians who feel the same stir­ring he did that night in the 1960s, lis­ten­ing to the Rolling Stones. "The artist is suf­fer­ing. It's dif­fi­cult to make a liv­ing," Hughes said. "But I see the same en­deavor, the same hunger, as when I started out, and that's all that re­ally mat­ters."— AP

Peo­ple stand next to sand sculp­tures rep­re­sent­ing char­ac­ters and scenes of Dis­ney movies dur­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion Dis­ney Sand Magic in Os­tende. On its 20th edi­tion, the fes­ti­val is or­ga­nized in part­ner­ship with Dis­ney for the 25th an­niver­sary of Dis­ney­land Paris and presents more than 150 sculp­tures to the pub­lic. — AFP

File photo shows the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Mu­seum, lo­cated on the shores of Lake Erie in down­town Cleve­land. — AP pho­tos

A crowd watches the pre­miere of a Jonathan Demme high­light reel of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in­duc­tion night con­certs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleve­land, Ohio.

Peo­ple stand out­side the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "Power of Rock" ex­hibit in Cleve­land, Ohio.

Glenn Hughes, Deep Pur­ple bassist and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in­ductee, speaks to a re­porter at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleve­land, Ohio.

An out­fit Prince wore dur­ing his per­for­mance of "While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps" at his 2004 in­duc­tion cer­e­mony is dis­played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleve­land, Ohio.

A line of pictures fea­tur­ing Hall of Fame in­ductees is dis­played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleve­land, Ohio.

A woman looks at pictures of Hall of Fame in­ductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleve­land, Ohio.

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