(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
GRAMMY Museum Set To Premier Ringo Starr Exhibit
The GRAMMY Museum, in conjunction with nine-time GRAMMY winner Ringo Starr, will debut Ringo: Peace & Love on June 12 in Los Angeles. The exhibit, which will run through November, will offer visitors an in-depth look at Starr's personal and creative life, including his childhood, as a member of the Beatles, and his solo career. In related GRAMMY Museum news, the museum recently received a $1 million gift from the Curb Foundation, which aims to increase music programs in under-privileged communities. In honor of the gift, the museum will officially rename its fourth floor exhibition space "The Mike Curb Gallery," in a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 7.
Elton John Says His Glasses Don't Need Their Own Hotel Room
Elton John's glasses may have their own Facebook fan page but they don't need their own room, the singer says. The denial came after a The Daily Telegraph report that the GRAMMY winner recently demanded his famous spectacles get their own digs at the Ouro Minas hotel in Brazil, where he is set to perform. A spokesperson for the concert production company alleges Sir Elton not only asked for a spare room for his glasses, but also demanded the room be kept at 16 degrees Celsius to "preserve" them. John's glasses may be worthy to be enshrined, but in this case Reg is striking back.