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The Supremes' gowns at GRAMMY Museum
7 Fun Things To Do "With" Marco Antonio Solís, Dave Matthews Band & The Supremes At The Newly Reopened GRAMMY Museum
It's time to go check out the stunning, informative exhibits on Marco Antonio Solís, Dave Matthews Band, Motown, Nat King Cole and more!
Today, May 21, the GRAMMY Museum in Downtown Los Angeles officially reopens its doors to the public! It is most definitely worth a visit for music lovers of all stripes, as it offers fun and engaging content for all ages.
Guests can now explore four new and engaging exhibits: "Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out" (on view through fall 2021), "Y Para Siempre… Marco Antonio Solís" (on view through spring 2022), "Motown: The Sound Of Young America" (on view through winter 2021), and "This is Nat King Cole" exhibit (on view until fall 2021).
Additionally, there are new GRAMMYs looks on display and tons of interactive displays on genres, the GRAMMYs and more. While to best way to experience all the GRAMMY Museum has to offer is to see it for yourself, GRAMMY.com has explored it in advance so you know what to expect. Read on for five must-see (and do!) things currently on display at the GRAMMY Museum.
Sing With The Supremes…
The impact of Motown and its founder Berry Gordy Jr. on music and culture to this day is undeniable, and is on full, colorful display on the second floor of the Museum. Amongst the fly outfits and other artifacts from Motown artists (including Stevie Wonder's keyboard and harmonica) across the decades, you can join Diana Ross and The Supremes to belt their 1965 classic, "Stop! In The Name Of Love." Don't worry, a screen with the lyrics is there to help.
And Dance Like The Temptations
Another interactive experience at the exhibit dedicated to "the sound of young America" teaches you The Temptations walk, so you can move with style for the rest of your days. Tap the screen to get your dance moves in check, in front of sublime yellow suits worn by the legendary band.
Los Bukis fan club jacket at GRAMMY Museum | Photo: Ana Monroy Yglesias
Join Marco Antonio Solís' Fan Club
The massive Marco Antonio Solís exhibit has many, many gems and stretches across the third floor, dedicated to the Latin GRAMMY Awards and the breadth of Latin music. The bilingual experience takes you into five chapters of the superstar's life, including his roots in Michoacán, Mexico, and his time with Los Bukis (which means little kids in the indigenous Purépecha language of Michoacán!).
It's impossible to not be stunned by his countless gold and platinum records from around the world on display or to feel the incredible amount of lives he's touched with his music when learning about his relationship with his fans. In the section dedicated to his fans, you'll multiple gifts given to him by the devoted over the years and learn about the many fan clubs dedicated to him.
You can admire the adorable Los Bukis fan club jacket and banner from '90s Club Quiéreme, although, unfortunately, you can't take it home with you. Back in the early '00s, before Facebook groups and Zoom calls, MAS clubs like that would hold international conventions in Mexico. ¡Que amor!
Walk On The GRAMMYs Red Carpet
After leaving the warm embrace of Solís and his many admirers, you'll get a chance to walk the red carpet and learn more about the history of the GRAMMY Awards. While serving your best paparazzi poses, you can check out the latest GRAMMY looks on display, including three from the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show: one of HAIM's periwinkle Prada numbers, Lionel Richie's long black coat and Harry Styles' black leather Gucci suit and lively green boa. You'll also witness stunners from the 2019 GRAMMY Awards show, Jennifer Lopez's black sequin Michael Costello gown, the late Nipsey Hussle's fly 5001 Flavors black tux and velvet loafers and Michelle Obama's eye-catching Sachin & Babi sequin suit, among other past shows.
Be Soothed & Inspired By Nat King Cole
On the fourth floor, you'll get a look into the late GRAMMY-winning crooner Nat King Cole's life, music and "Unforgettable" legacy. It's a rare look into his touching personal life, as very little has been exhibited on it, despite his icon status. "This Is Nat King Cole" explores the lasting global impact of his music and the barriers he broke as a Black performer and civil rights activist during segregated America.
It also offers a touching portrait of his devotion to his wife and daughter, nine-time GRAMMY winner Natalie Cole, who continues his legacy of love-filled music. Visitors can feel the love for themselves while reading touching telegrams and letters Cole sent to his wife while touring around the world.
Go On The Road With Dave Matthews Band
Around the corner from Cole, dive deep into 30 years of the beloved Dave Matthews Band, all the way back to their humble beginnings playing fraternity parties and local venues in Charlottesville, Virginia. The GRAMMY-winning jam band's exhibit honors their energetic, ever-evolving live shows and the many diehard fans that won't ever miss a chance to see them.
Must-see artifacts on display include setlists from their shows across the years, including a 2007 one that is also a running list of every song they had already played that year—their way of ensuring they never play the same show twice. The exhibit also celebrates the DMB fans, and their love for sharing videos—which the band encourages—and setlists with fellow fans.
Explore The Roots & Intersectionality Of Genres
The permanent exhibit on the fourth floor alone is worth several hours of education and entertainment, with multiple interactive spaces that explore the roots and branches of genres, musical meccas and innovative musicians. A large touch screen "table" allows you to find the connections between endless subgenres, like techno and Tejano, and hear examples of each.
Book your tickets to the GRAMMY Museum here.
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Rolling Loud Festival Los Angeles Reveals 2019 Lineup
Find out who's bringing the heat to the hip-hop fest returning to L.A. this December
Today, Rolling Loud revealed the massive lineup for their final music festival of 2019, Rolling Loud Los Angeles, which is set to take over the Banc of California Stadium and adjacent Exposition Park on Dec. 14–15.
This iteration of "the Woodstock of Hip-Hop," as the all-knowing Diddy has called it, will feature Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Young Thug and Lil Baby as Saturday's heavy-hitting headliners. Sunday's headliners are none other than Future, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, YG and Playboi Carti.
L.A.'s own Blueface, Tyga and Doja Cat, are slated to perform, as well as representatives from the diverse rap scenes across the country, including Wale, Juicy J, Lil Yachty, Megan Thee Stallion, Gunna, Tyla Yaweh, Machine Gun Kelly and Yung Gravy.
The lineup announcement follows the successful wrap of Rolling Loud Bay Area in Oakland this past weekend. The event's flagship Miami event took place in May this year, and the New York and Hong Kong debut editions will both take place later this month.
Some of y’all not ready for these moshpits https://t.co/3nlaudjapq— Randy (@randyt0321) October 1, 2019
ReImagined At Home: Watch Ant Clemons Croon The Cosmic Blues In Performance Of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"
Singer/songwriter Ant Clemons puts his own spin on Bill Withers' immortal "Ain't No Sunshine" in an exclusive performance for ReImagined At Home
Why has Bill Withers' immortal hit, "Ain't No Sunshine," endured for decades? And, furthermore, why does it seem set to reverberate throughout the ages?
Could it be because it's blues-based? Because it's relatable to anyone with a pulse? Because virtually anyone with an ounce of zeal can believably yowl the song at karaoke?
Maybe it's for all of those reasons and one more: "Ain't No Sunshine" is flexible.
In the latest episode of ReImagined At Home, check out how singer/songwriter Ant Clemons pulls at the song's edges like taffy. With a dose of vocoder and slapback, Clemons recasts the lonesome-lover blues as the lament of a shipwrecked android.
Giving this oft-covered soul classic a whirl, Clemons reminds music lovers exactly why Withers' signature song has staying power far beyond his passing in 2020. It will probably be a standard in 4040, too.
Check out Ant Clemons' cosmic, soulful performance of "Ain't No Sunshine" above and click here to enjoy more episodes of ReImagined At Home.
"GRAMMY Effect" Spikes Sales
"GRAMMY Effect" Spikes Sales
The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards drove a 3.3 percent increase in album sales compared to last week, according to a Billboard report. The 2010 GRAMMY Nominees album jumped to No. 5 with sales of 71,000 units, a 55 percent increase. Top GRAMMY winner Beyoncé's I Am…Sasha Fierce rose to No. 14 with sales of 32,000 copies, a 101 percent increase. Other GRAMMY performers experiencing sales increases include Pink (up 234 percent), Dave Matthews Band (up 114 percent), the Zac Brown Band (up 82 percent), the Black Eyed Peas (up 76 percent), Taylor Swift (up 58 percent), and Lady Gaga (up 17 percent). Lady Antebellum, who also performed on the telecast, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. (2/10)
Grainge Promoted To UMG CEO
Universal Music Group International Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge has been promoted to CEO of Universal Music Group, effective Jan. 1, 2011. He will succeed Doug Morris and report to Jean-Bernard Lévy, chairman of the management board of Vivendi. Grainge will relocate from London to New York to serve as co-CEO of UMG in tandem with Morris for six months starting July 1. Morris, who has served as UMG chairman and CEO since 1995, will remain as company chairman. (2/10)
Fleetwood Mac in 1975
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Poll: From "Dreams" To "The Chain," Which Fleetwood Mac Song Is Your Favorite?
"Dreams" experienced a charming viral moment on TikTok after a man posted a video skateboarding to the classic track, and now it's back on the charts, 43 years later
In honor of Fleetwood Mac's ethereal '70s rock classic "Dreams," which recently returned to the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to a viral TikTok skateboard video from Nathan Apodaca, we want to know which of the legendary group's songs is your favorite!
Beyond their ubiquitous 1977 No. 1 hit "Dreams," there are so many other gems from the iconic GRAMMY-winning album Rumours, as well as across their entire catalog. There's the oft-covered sentimental ballad "Landslide" from their 1975 self-titled album, the jubilant, sparkling Tango in the Night cut "Everywhere" and Stevie Nicks' triumphant anthem for the people "Gypsy," from 1982's Mirage, among many others.
Vote below in our latest GRAMMY.com poll to let us know which you love most.