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University Hts, Ohio
September 1, 2006
From journal Cleveland Sights!
San Francisco, California
August 7, 2006
From journal Cleveland Getaway
South Bend, Indiana
July 9, 2006
From journal Cleveland Indians Weekend
by The Breeze
April 14, 2006
From journal Believe in Cleveland
February 4, 2006
From journal Weekend in Cleveland
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
September 2, 2005
There were lots of old posters that are so interesting. It cost $3.50 to see Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas and the Papas, and Janis Joplin in, like, 1966.
Cleveland, Home of Rock and Roll,
Cleveland Ohio my hometown.
September 1, 2005
The Rock Hall is located on the shores of Lake Erie, right next to the new Brown's stadium, the Science Museum, and Burke Lake Front Airport right in the center of the city. It easily accessible by the Rapid or a taxi from downtown, or if you want to enjoy the air of the lake on a nice day, it is only a 20-minute walk from Tower City.
The building itself was designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, who also designed The National Gallery of Art's East Building, as well as the expansion to the Louvre in Paris, France. The building's main structure is that of a glass pyramid. Around the back you will find and additional cylindrical section extending over the lake. The design adds to the daring and wild rock-and-roll lifestyle it has inside.
Inside you will find a rock lover's paradise. The museum has both permanent and exhibition displays. For the exhibition displays, check the website (www.rockhall.com). The permanent displays are everything rock. They include things like costumes people have worn on stage, think Kiss, to broken and intact instruments. It has every type of rock paraphernalia you could imagine, and it chronicles the history of rock for its earliest day until now. You will also find many stories about how certain types of music was created and how certain performers created them. My personal favorite was seeing the crumpled up pieces of paper where an artist had written the original lyrics to songs like Metallica's "Enter Sandman." Just this little item gives you an inside look at the personality, writing style, and emotions that went into writing the song. Often during the summer, they have free concerts out in front of the museum highlighting local or national up and coming bands.
Overall, if you are into music, this is a great stop on your tour of Cleveland. The only advice is to pad your wallet. The gift shop that the museum empties into has many expensive items that a music lover might have a hard time avoiding. This combined with the $20 admission fee can make for a pricey experience.
From journal Cleveland, America's Rock'n Roller Coast
May 13, 2005
I wish we had time to see all of the exhibits. We were only there for the weekend, and there was so much to do, but I would recommend giving yourself a couple of days to check out everything if you are an avid music lover. The gift shop had some really great stuff, although it was a little overpriced.
From journal Rock-and-Roll Weekend
by Emily Marie
Bronx, New York
December 19, 2003
While I did enjoy the hall, I found it more of just a collection of stuff than a place to learn. When you enter the museum--which incidentally is in a great building--you're supposed to start downstairs in the basement. Down there you'll find a set of movies, each one focusing on a separate era of rock. On the upper floors, you'll find rooms dedicated to the artists, the recording process, and radio, the latter bit being of the most sentimental value for me. They have a working studio and displays honoring the great hosts from different regions of the country. For all the displays though, there is tons of memorabilia and relics. This includes stuff from items once worn by the likes of The Beatles and Janis Joplin to publications written about such acts. There are old mics and recording machines and instruments played by many of the artists. A little further up is a theater that shows videos of the inductees and leading into this theater are glass plaques showing the signatures of those honored in the Hall of Fame.
The collection here is pretty extensive. Any collector would be in heaven just looking at this stuff. The building is quite interesting both externally and internally. The lobby is huge and airy with a tone of natural light. But all these positives are also part of the negative. I didn't feel that any of the displays really described the importance of the items. As great as the design of the building is, I think that in some cases more room could have been utilized instead of left open.
By no means am I saying to avoid the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. I enjoyed it and I would like to go and see it again. I just found it great in quantity, but lacking in quality when looking at the history of rock and roll.
From journal Baseball, Cleveland
Merchantville, New Jersey
December 17, 2003
From journal Cleveland, Ameripass stop 1