NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Time Warner Inc. is proud to present "Sir Elton John - Elements of an Icon," a public exhibition of the extravagance, the unforgettable showman, the visual exuberance, and the one- of-a-kind contribution to pop music and culture that is Sir Elton John. Elton John fans and music enthusiasts are invited to visit Time Warner Center as it is transformed into a hip retro lounge -- the perfect environment for this truly original and must-see exhibition. The public space overlooking Central Park and Columbus Circle will be filled with an exceptional array of Elton John's fabulously unique feathered, sequined, and bejeweled stage wardrobe that has been the signature style statement of this pop music icon's illustrious career. The never-before-seen collection will be open to the public from April 18 through April 30, exclusively at Time Warner Center in New York. This very special event coincides with the opening of the much-anticipated Broadway musical LESTAT - Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures' inaugural production of a show inspired by Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" and featuring the first theatrical score from the legendary songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The "Elements of an Icon" exhibit will be displayed throughout Time Warner Center. The second floor of the complex will present Elton John's dazzling costumes, imagery and accessories -- most notably, the signature oversized glasses and floor-to-ceiling posters that illustrate Elton John's legendary career. The focal point of the exhibit will feature the artist's red lacquer grand piano, which is synonymous with the musician himself. Costumes from the original San Francisco performance of LESTAT will be showcased on the first floor of Time Warner Center, while on the fourth floor, artwork by Golden Globe Award-winning lyricist Bernie Taupin will be available for visitors to view. The exhibit will run Tuesday, April 18 through Sunday, April 30. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday. A variety of complementary exhibits and events surrounding LESTAT and Elton John will also be hosted at Time Warner Center throughout April. Other exclusive events include: -- Dave McKean Book Signing at Borders in Time Warner Center On Monday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m., LESTAT visual concept designer Dave McKean will sign books that contain his work including "The Vampire Chronicles" and "The Alchemy of MirrorMask" at Borders Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center. -- Samsung Experience Samsung Experience will show exciting clips all day from LESTAT. -- New Orleans-Style Cuisine at Williams Sonoma Grande Cuisine From 3 to 4 p.m. daily, April 18-30, Williams Sonoma (located on the first floor in The Shops at Columbus Circle) will offer tastings of New Orleans- style cuisine in honor of the city where the LESTAT story is staged. -- Morgenthal Frederics Opticians View private label eyewear inspired by Elton John's eye glass collection and see a selection of Sir Elton's treasured glasses. Inspired by Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" and featuring the first theatrical score from the legendary songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, LESTAT will open at Broadway's Palace Theatre on April 25, 2006. For more information on LESTAT please visit www.lestat.com. For further information, contact Time Warner Center and The Shops at Columbus Circle at (212) 823-6300 or for a full listing of activities, log on to www.relatedexperiences.com or www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com. About Time Warner Time Warner Inc. is a leading media and entertainment company, whose businesses include interactive services, cable systems, filmed entertainment, television networks and publishing.
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