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September 2013 | Blog Archives

Interview with Singer/Songwriter Ani DiFranco

Monday, September 30: 5 p.m.
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Ani DiFranco / photo by Shervin Lainez

Despite her frequent identification as a "folk singer," Ani DiFranco has culled from an eclectic songbook on more than 20 albums. Perhaps grounded in folk, two decades into her career, DiFranco's expansive catalog has been peppered with soul, funk ...

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Interview with Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo

Tuesday, September 24: 7 p.m.
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Yo La Tengo visit the Rolling Stones exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

With more than a dozen albums and nearly 30 years under their collective belt, Yo La Tengo – Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew – have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms. They've played everywhere, from the world’s ...

Categories: Celebrity Sighting, Inductee, Library and Archives, Exclusive Interviews
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From AC/DC to Van Halen: Rock Photographer Janet Macoska's Visual Tour

Friday, September 20: 10 a.m.
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Geddy Lee of Rush live in Cleveland, in 1982 / photo in new exhibit at Cleveland Hopkins airport

This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in partnership with Cleveland Hopkins International airport unveiled a new exhibit showcasing the work of celebrated rock and roll photographer and Cleveland native Janet Macoska. Travelers will experience the ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll
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Gallery Talk: Duane Allman's 1959 Gibson Les Paul Guitars

Thursday, September 19: 11:30 a.m.
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Duane Allman's highly prized 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar, on exhibit at the Rock Hall

Few guitarists made as lasting an impression in such short order as Duane Allman. Beyond his work with the his namesake group and principal architects of Southern rock, the Allman Brothers Band, Duane was an in-demand session musician. A fixture ...

Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, Gallery Talk, Inductee, Hall of Fame
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Jim Morrison Says to Millions: "Girl, We Couldn't Get Much Higher"

Tuesday, September 17: 5 p.m.
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Fan photo of the Doors collection at the Rock Hall, shared using hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction

In addition to the Jim Morrison–led call to arms “Break On Through (To the Other Side),” the Doors self-titled debut album included “Light My Fire.” Penned by guitarist Robby Krieger in his first songwriting attempt, the song catapulted the ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Today in Rock, Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame, History of Rock and Roll
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Interview with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast

Monday, September 16: 5 p.m.
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Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast

Best Coast's 2013 tour dates recently included a stop at the Grog Shop in Cleveland. After the concert, during a rare moment of free time, band members Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno visited the Rock and Roll Hall of ...

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New at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: A Jackson 5-era Outfit Worn by Michael Jackson

Friday, September 13: 4 p.m.
Michael Jackson sports outfit from his Jackson 5 days, now on exhibit

Starting this week, visitors to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will be able to see a new addition to the Rock Hall's Michael Jackson collection: an outfit worn by the King of ...

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John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Tuesday, September 3: 2:41 p.m.
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The 1964 Gibson J 160E played by John Lennon, on view in the Museum's Beatles exhibit

After a groundbreaking in June 1993 and the realizaition of architect IM Pei's stunning vision, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened to the public on the shores of Lake Erie in September 1995. The day ...

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