The Downtown News checks in with construction on downtown's 30,000-square-foot Grammy Museum, the latest L.A. Live project at Figueroa St. and Olympic Blvd. And who knew there was such high hopes for the museum, which "will attempt to join the ranks of the so-called Big Three - the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, the Experience Music Project in Seattle and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [in Cleveland]," according to the paper. Some details about the forthcoming project: In the entrance, there'll be a "tunnel plastered with life-sized figures ranging from Usher to Faith Hill to Frank Sinatra"; exhibitions showing the history of music devices (from the wax cylinder to the Ipod); an exhibition on Grammy props and fashion (Jennifer Lopez's low-cut green dress will displayed); a booth where participants can cut a record; a terrace which can be rented out for parties; and much, much more. Also, it's estimated it'll take visitors about two hours to tour the whole thing. Cost: About the price of a CD. Admission will be $12.95, not expensive at all compared to Seattle's EMP ($15), Nashville's Country Music ($19.95), and Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ($22).
· Behind the Music [Downtown News]
· Grammy Museum's Shiny Blue Web Site Reveals All [Curbed LA]