The Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum will open its first East Coast outpost at the Prudential Center in Newark, Oct. 20.
The 8,200-square-foot Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center will feature Grammy-related memorabilia — including Jennifer Lopez’s famous green Versace dress, and outfits worn by Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Kanye West and others — plus videos showing highlights from Grammy history. There will also a section honoring New Jersey artists such as Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston.
Interactive exhibits will include one on drum playing (featuring Max Weinberg, teaching you how to play the drum part to “Born in the USA”) and rapping (featuring Wyclef Jean, with whom you can engage in a virtual duet on “Gone Till November”). In other interactive exhibit, you can learn about performing onstage and recording in a studio, and sing along, virtually, with Ray Charles and his backing group, The Raelettes.
Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center’s official purpose is “to explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the Grammy Awards, with a focus on the continuing achievements of New Jersey-born artists.”
It will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets, priced from $7 to $10, go on sale Sept. 13; visit grammymuseumexp.org.
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