Beautiful Museum

If you are ever driving from Nashville to Memphis something you won’t want to miss is the Tina Turner Museum. As a huge fan of her, her music is as apropos today as it’s ever been. In fact, I suspect Lady Gaga takes inspiration from her performances.  Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, she became a Swiss citizen in 2013 and relinquished her American citizenship.

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The one-room Flagg Grove School was one of the first schools for African Americans in the South, built in the 1880s. It was originally located in the small town of Nutbush, where Turner grew up and attended grade school in the rustic building in the 1940s.

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The school, among the first in the South for African-Americans, was built in the
1880s by her great-uncle, Benjamin Flagg.

Ike And Tina Turner Perform In Amsterdam tina_turner_concert




Beautiful Sculpture

Wandering leads to all things beautiful.
Sonic Bloom is an LED sculpture at the entry
to the Seattle Pacific Science Center with a chorus of
color and sound. Interactive, movement
triggers the flowers to light up.  See it here.

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SONIC BLOOM, 2013, Pacific Science Center
Seattle Center, Seattle WA

by Dan Corson
Commissioned by the Pacific Science Center
and Seattle City Light’s Green Up Program
5 flowers: 20’ diameter and up to 40’ tall. Steel, fiberglass,
custom photo voltaic cells, LEDs, sensors, interactive
sound system and energy data monitoring.