Mississippi Grammy Museum hosts sneak preview
By Rose Eiklor
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CLEVELAND, MS - Grammy Museum leaders are putting the finishing touches on exhibits, getting ready for this weekend's grand opening.
Lucy Janoush, President of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Board of Directors, says "It's been a long time coming. It's taken the effort of a lot people."
By Justin Juozapavicius
TULSA, Oklahoma — — It took Woody Guthrie's hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and signs of acknowledgment in other parts of Oklahoma have been rare.
Many museums today face the challenge of attracting visitors on a consistent basis and in numbers that more than offset operating costs. The new Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa is not immune to this challenge, but as a result of a number of factors, already finds itself enjoying a steady and growing base of visitors. Among these are educators in Tulsa’s public schools who see the center as a vital resource and use it in planning and teaching a variety of courses. But these and other museum-goers of all ages are enticed into the center to learn about Woody Guthrie as a result of its extensive use of technology, including several arrays of advanced displays from Planar Systems.
Folk music, a remarkably complete personal and professional archive and modern touch-screen technology combine to tell the story of an American cultural icon at the newly opened Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the influential musician’s life and work through a variety of informative exhibits, including approximately 25 interactive experiences.
A museum dedicated to late music legend Ray Charles has opened in Los Angeles. The Ray Charles Memorial Library is comprised of seven galleries in an office building built by the star in the inner city neighborhood of Harvard Heights. The facility officially opened September 23, 2011 on what would have been the star's 80th birthday.
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, recently opened a new interactive exhibit about Watergate that was built by MODE Systems, Inc. For years, Richard Nixon's presidential library was accused of whitewashing and even covering up the Watergate scandal as well as Richard Nixon's infamous "enemies list." But now, archivists say, truthfullness has won out as they unveiled a new permanent exhibit on the scandal that brought down a president.
For years, some historians dismissed the Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library as a whitewash. That has changed. A revamped exhibit at the Yorba Linda museum now documents in exhaustive detail the events that led to the downfall of a president.
Voices of the scandal swirl around you in a long narrow exhibit hall.
It's been 37 years since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency because of the Watergate scandal. Since then, Watergate has become synonymous with the abuse of power nearly everywhere — except at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif. There, it was described as an attempted coup d'etat by Democrats.
LA Times Editorial
The easy thing to say about the new, updated and improved Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda is that it is about time. For years, the library — funded and run until recently by private donors and loyalists of the former president — maintained a self-serving, oh-really-it-wasn't-so-bad exhibit designed to portray the scandal as a series of presidential misjudgments followed by a "coup" to run Richard M. Nixon out of office.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Most presidential libraries are as much celebrations of a president as historical repositories. They are packed with official papers, photographs, limousines, proclamations and baby shoes representing the president’s life and times; dark chapters are traditionally ignored or at least understated.
Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently opened “The Watergate Gallery” a permanent exhibition at the National Archives Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
LOS ANGELES -- History is being restored at the Richard Nixon Library, where the Watergate exhibit once told visitors nearly four decades after the scandal led to his resignation that it was really a "coup" by his rivals.
Richard Nixon's presidential library in Yorba Linda, California opened up a new permanent exhibit yesterday that provides a more balanced and accurate account of the Watergate scandal, scholars say.
Updated 4/1/2011 11:37:17 AM
The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum opened its long-awaited Watergate Gallery on Thursday, replacing a version of history written and financed by Nixon's friends that dismissed the scandal as a political coup by Democrats.
Waitress Penny Golden has been found slain next to a motel trash bin. Flies have taken up residence on her limp body. Tire tracks on her torso serve as a reminder of what may have happened to her -- if you can figure it out.
Published: Friday, October 07, 2011
By FRANK OTTO
A young waitress lies on her back, legs twisted in a macabre way beneath her near an alley’s dumpster. Beside her unnaturally grey body is a torn headshot of the woman’s once lively and pretty face.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Last updated: Wednesday September 28, 2011, 4:11 PM
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Tackle a crime scene
It's a dream come true for serious "CSI" fans, who think of themselves as pretty clever crime scene investigators. In Times Square, TV viewers can put their skills to the test at "CSI: The Experience" — an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to play crime scene investigators and solve a true-to-life mystery.
Legendary soulman Ray Charles would have celebrated his 80th birthday this past Thursday, and Los Angeles found a way to give him a gift.
Located in the studio and office building Charles built in South Los Angeles in the early ’60s, the Ray Charles Memorial Library opened on his birthday Thursday night, the Associated Press reports. His friends and colleagues, including filmmaker Taylor Hackford and Raelette Mable John were in attendance at the opening.
12:03 PM on 09/24/2010
SANDY COHEN,AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On what would have been his 80th birthday, Ray Charles has joined the likes of past presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan with his own namesake library in Southern California.
The Ray Charles Memorial Library officially opened its doors Thursday night. Housed in the studio and office building Charles built in South Los Angeles in the early 1960s, the library features interactive exhibits about the musician's life and career.
Paul Warner, WireImage
Ray Charles has now been immortalized in a new Los Angeles museum opened last week, on what would have been the legendary piano player's 80th birthday. Housed in the same office building Charles built in the 1960s, the Ray Charles Memorial Library features exhibits chronicling his life and career and is open exclusively to school children by invitation only.