Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Rock Hall Planning Walk of Fame To Honor Inductees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is planning a Walk of Fame featuring names of inductees on bronze plaques set into downtown Cleveland sidewalks.
The Plain Dealer newspaper reports the Cleveland Planning Commission approved the proposal this week. The museum plans to unveil the first 17 plaques, to honor this year’s inductees, on April 4 in advance of the April 14 induction ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
The first 17 are being financed by the Rock Hall board for $5,000 each. Museum officials say sponsorship of the rest will be auctioned at a yet-to-be determined price that will fund materials and installation and help defray costs of future induction ceremonies.
The project requires approval from City Council, which plans to consider the matter on February 27.