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GRAMMY Museum Experience Opens In New Jersey
On Oct. 20 the GRAMMY Museum Experience at Prudential Center arena in Newark, N.J., will officially open its doors to the public, offering visitors an intimate look inside not only GRAMMY history but music history.
The GRAMMY Museum Experience features both traditional and interactive exhibits. Opening Museum exhibits include Ray Charles & The Raellettes, And The GRAMMY Goes To … and New Jersey Legends, featuring natives Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston.
For museum-goers interested in a behind-the-scenes look at how music gets made, they can join Springsteen's E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg for a lesson or rapper Wyclef Jean for a recording session. The GRAMMY Experience will also be home to a variety of educational programs for students to learn more about music, their favorite artists and the industry.
Joining sister Museums in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Miss., and Nashville, Tenn., Newark was chosen as the next GRAMMY Museum location because of its musical legacy as the home to artists such as Springsteen, Sinatra, Houston, Franki Valli, Queen Latifah, and Sarah Vaughan, among many others.
"It had a tremendous musical legacy much like the Mississippi Delta, but it had been overlooked over much of the last half century," GRAMMY Museum Founding Executive Director Bob Santelli said.
The Museum will be officially open to the public on Oct 20, and tickets are available via Ticketmaster.