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The Experience Music Project Opens in Seattle (Part 1)

Charles Bermant, Rolling Stone Online, 24 June 2000

IT WASN'T YOUR typical ribbon cutting. Gazillionaire Paul Allen smashed a Stratocaster made of unflavored green rock candy, designed especially for the occasion by glass artist Dale Chihuly, into thousands of fragments. A wall of balloons popped at once. And the Experience Music Project was officially open.

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