Time Warner Inc. Presents 'Elements of an Icon' - Exclusive Exhibit Honoring SIR ELTON JOHN's Amazing Contribution to Music and Pop Culture Opening Today at Time Warner Center

Never-Before-Seen Items, Rare Stage Costumes from Elton's Private

Collection On Public Exhibit for Limited 12-Day NYC Engagement

In Conjunction with the opening of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures'


Apr 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from Time Warner Inc.

    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
     -- 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
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 businesses include interactive services, cable systems, filmed
 entertainment, television networks and publishing.

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