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ROCK ANNEX NYC OPENS ON NOVEMBER 25TH 2008 IN THE HEART OF SOHO AT 76 MERCER ST.
THE HOURS HAVE BEEN NOTED AND THE TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD. THE DATE IS ALMOST HERE.
AND EVEN THOUGH I LIVE JUST A SHORT WAY FROM THE ORIGINAL ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE ANNEX WHICH WILL EXPAND THE REACH OF THE MUSEUM. IT WILL BE JUST ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO VISIT NEW YORK CITY AND THAT CANNOT BE BAD.
Does Rock Hall co-founder Jann Wenner regret building museum in Cleveland?
by John Soeder / Plain
Dealer Pop Music CriticThursday December 04, 2008, 10:30 AM
Apparently, Jann Wenner didn't receive the talking-points memo about the new www.rockannex.com/"> Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC .
Other Rock Hall officials have taken pains to emphasize that the satellite facility in Manhattan's SoHo district offers but a taste of Cleveland's www.rockhall.com/"> Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum , and could even drive visitors to our town. But Rolling Stone publisher Wenner, a co-founder of the Rock Hall and chairman of its New York board, deviated slightly from that script amid the grand-opening festivities Tuesday night at the Annex.
When a Rolling Stone reporter asked Wenner how it felt to bring the Rock Hall (or at least an offshoot) to The Big Apple, he replied: "It's great. . . . One of the small sad things is we didn't do it in New York in the first place."
Local conspiracy theorists who believe the Annex is the first step in a plot to relocate the Rock Hall may not want to watch the video www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/12/03/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-annex-opens-in-new-york-with-debbie-harry-bash/"> here .
UPDATE: "My comments were misconstrued," Wenner said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon. "I am absolutely delighted that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is in Cleveland. I had always wanted to have a little piece of the museum in my own backyard. Now that is possible with the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City."
As of Thursday evening, Wenner's controversial remarks had been edited out of the Rolling Stone video. The Rock Hall declined further comment.