NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The sixtieth annual Grammy Awards will probably be stay from New York for the primary time in 15 years.
To have fun the present’s return to the East Coast, a brand new museum is opening in Newark containing all issues Grammy, CBS2’s Elise Finch stories.
Nestled contained in the Prudential Middle is the primary East Coast output of the Grammy Museum. It’s merely referred to as the Grammy Museum Expertise and it’s devoted to exploring the previous, current and way forward for music.
“I feel that’s sort of cool, like I feel individuals would actually take pleasure in it and it’s type of new for the world,” Warren resident Seema Patel stated.
“It’s nice over there, the place you’ve received individuals coming to see video games and totally different exhibits and stuff like that. So hopefully it brings somewhat additional enticement to the world,” stated Lynn Leis, of Montclair.
Organizers lobbied to have Newark chosen because the museum’s everlasting location.
The large promoting level? The Backyard State’s deep musical roots from Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston, to Frank Sinatra and the Fugees.
“We concocted this concept that – let’s race to place our flag within the floor earlier than the Grammys come to the East Coast, and we labored on this for about two years,” Daniel Cherry advised Finch.
Guests can anticipate to see a gallery of New Jersey’s musical legends full with memorabilia. There are interactive shows, screens all through enjoying the best moments in Grammy historical past, and artifacts like Pavarotti’s tuxedo, one in every of Michael Jackson’s fits and Jennifer Lopez’s present-stopping Versace robe.
Some gadgets are underneath lock and key, however others are out so guests can contact, play and really expertise Grammy-profitable music.
“You’ll sit right here at this drum set and be taught by Max Weinberg and can drum out ‘Born within the USA,’” Cherry stated.
Guests may also sing together with Ray Charles or jam with their buddies on stage. However don’t fear, earphones make it so solely your group can hear the way you sound.
You’ll be able to rock out when the museum opens to the general public subsequent Thursday, October nineteenth. CBS2’s Kristine Johnson shall be emceeing the opening ceremony and live performance. For extra info, click on right here.
Then make sure you catch the Grammy Awards on CBS2 on January twenty eighth.