Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rock Hall Goes Gaga for Female Artists

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced today that its next exhibit, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, will open on May 13. It will examine the roles female artists have played in the history of of rock 'n' roll from its beginning through today.

Broken down into eight different eras, the exhibit will span the top two floors of the museum most recently occupied by From Asbury Park To the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.

Women Who Rock will start with the 1920s, highlighting the likes of blues artists such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. However, 1960s girl groups, disco divas and pop icons such as Lady Gaga will all be covered in the exhibit, which is scheduled to run through Feb. 12, 2012.

To coincide with the exhibit's opening, the museum's annual It's Only Rock and Roll Spring Benefit Concert will feature an all-star lineup of female artists this year, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Wanda Jackson and Cyndi Lauper, who are both featured in the Women Who Rock exhibit. Additional artists will be announced soon. Tickets to the benefit concert go on sale to Rock Hall members March 28 and to the general public March 29. For more information, visit

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