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Grammy Museum

800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1326
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  • Grammy Museum
    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Aug 12, 2013

    Full of interactive audio exhibits, the museum tracks the history of contemporary American music via it's award winners. My favorite display was on how different genre's of music have been used by different artist to create what we listen and dance to today. I also got a kick out of the collection of costumes worn by Neil Diamond. Don't miss the display on the music of protest and social change.

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    Margeaux Randolph
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    4 Jun 01, 2014

    Nice fun place to spend on an afternoon. Great Whitney Houston exhibit. We found some great discounts on groupon.

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    Twila Grissom
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    4 Apr 25, 2013

    Great collection of musical artifacts from history packed with tons of interactive exhibits. I enjoyed learning how to master, mix, and remix tutorials from industry legends as well as see a variety of handwritten lyrics and costumes

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    Susan Lee
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The Grammy Museum is a new addition to downtown LA as part of LA Live. At $13 a ticket, I found this museum quite interesting and entertaining. There is some history behind the Grammys as well as a bunch of memorabilia from big names in the music industry. There are special exhibits that change from time to time. When I went, there was a huge section dedicated to John Lennon and an entire floor on Bob Marley. One of the best features of this museum is the interactive booths where you can learn about the technical aspect of recording music. These booths allow you to make choices on a touch screen to see what sounds best to you. At the end it puts everything together so you can hear your composition.

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    Richard
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    3 Dec 09, 2013

    Grammy museum open in 2008, located in L.A. Live next to the Nokia Center.
    Does not have flashing sign might miss it if you do not paid it attention.

    Pros:
    + One of a kind, if you like American Music, there are no other museum like this one..
    + History of the American Music hall in record history audio you can sample.
    + Audio room to hear from sound techncian how it made it certain sound.
    + Some clothing were by actual Grammy winners

    Cons:
    - Admission a bit high, student doesn't really get discount.
    - NO CAMERA ALLOWS except entrance and the ground level...
    - Parking is a mess and pricey especially when there is event nearby.
    - Too many floors despite each floor are very small.

    Overall is a mediocre museum, could had been better. Wish it located elsewhere so it can stored more item, you can tell they pretty do not the room for the exhibit.

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    Manuelle and Larry
    5 Jun 12, 2014

    Far less known than most L.A. museum, this is actually a gem hidden on the side of the L.A. Live complex. Well worth the price of admission!

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    Ron Roecker
    5 Oct 15, 2013

    I had the privilege of attending "An Evening with 2-time GRAMMY winning blues, roots and world music pioneer Taj Mahal" presented by the GRAMMY Museum and American Express. If you don't know who he is, I suggest you visit www.tajblues.com. He's an amazing person and musician, as well as a compelling story teller. AT 71, he's more in demand than ever before having made guest appearances on the Rolling Stones current sold out world tour, to Eric Clapton's latest CD and guitar festival to Jack White, "House's" Hugh Laurie, and Stephen King/T Bone Burnett & John Mellencamp's amazing new musical. He just released his 15-CD Columbia Records box set, which is eligible for this year's GRAMMY Awards, and he currently is in the middle of the World Blues Tour which includes his daughter Deva Mahal.

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  • Grammy MuseumPro 2014
    Rodney S
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    3 Mar 19, 2014

    I learned to dance "The Boogaloo", "The Funky Chicken", "The Camel Walk" & "The Robot" today. Didn't attempt to learn "The Soul Train". All this from the Godfather of Soul himself, the late James Brown. The group of Japanese tourists watching me dance seemed to like my moves, as they were clapping while was sweating & trying to catch my breath ;P.

    It was with eager anticipation that I had my first visit to the Grammy Museum today.
    It is located just a few steps away from Nokia Live. Coming through the entrance, you're ushered into the elevators to the 4th floor, where the museum starts.

    The first area shows the evolution of the Grammy award from the beginning to the modern era. There are areas involving music genres, from folk songs to rock n' roll to rap. There is an area dedicated to James Brown where visitors can dance on a multi-colored light up floor while JB teaches the dance moves mentioned above. At the end of floor, there is an area dedicated to Andrea Bocelli, with interesting facts & memorabilia pertaining to him.

    The 3rd floor had areas for Latin Music w/ interactive drums/bongos, a clothing/costume area & more interactive instruments. I enjoyed seeing the different clothing that Michael Jackson wore throughout the years. Some of his jackets weighed as much as 16 lbs. Yikes! Also on display were the famous Jennifer Lopez aqua/green dress that barely covered up her half dollars, Katy Perry's ode to the Chiquita banana lady dress & outfits worn by Justin Bieber and Usher during one of their performances.

    The 2nd floor is the limited time exhibit, which currently was everything about George Harrison. I enjoyed the areas that dealt with him in India, playing the sitar & finding the spirituality within. Last but not least, the gift shop is also located on this floor. I ended up parting with my money for some refrigerator magnets. Hey, you gotta buy something, right?

    The museum is very small & I wasn't blown away with the experience. I recommend a visit here only if also checking out Nokia Live/Staples/neighboring restaurants. I don't think the Grammy Museum is worth a visit on it's own

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