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''Icons'' Now on View

Tuesday 18 April 2006 @ 18:18 - GMT

 Today a public exhibition about the extravagance,  unforgettable showmanship, the visual exuberance, and the one-of-a-kind contribution to pop music and culture that is Sir Elton, opened.

Fans are invited to visit Manhattan's 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  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 won't be open to the public for long: Elements of an Icon is on through April 30. This very special event coincides with the opening of the
much-anticipated musical Lestat - Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures'
inaugural production of a Broadway show.

The ''Elements'' will be displayed throughout Time Warner Center.
The second floor of the complex will present dazzling costumes, imagery and
accessories. The focal point of the show 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 the venue, while on the fourth floor, sketches and
paintings by Bernie can be seen.

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 will
also be hosted at Time Warner Center throughout April. Other exclusive events
include:

-- Dave McKean book signing at Borders in the centre: 

On Monday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m., Lestat visual concept designer McKean
will sign books that contain his work including The Vampire Chronicles.


    -- Samsung Experience:    Samsung Experience will show 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 in The Shops:

View private label eyewear inspired by Elton's eye glass collection and see a
selection of the luminary's treasured glasses.

Inspired by Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles and featuring the first
theatrical score from the legendary songwriting team of Elton and Bernie, Lestat
will open at Broadway's Palace Theatre on April 25, 2006. For more information
on the production, visit

www.lestat.com