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Exhibition devoted to singer David Bowie breaks records

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 01:23

Bowie proves his popularity by breaking box office records at an exhibition about his work. Eileen Hsieh reports.

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David Bowie has done it again. After breaking the mould in the 70s as the otherworldly "Ziggy Stardust", the 66-year-old singer is now breaking box office records. "David Bowie Is", a new exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum devoted to thsystem.scripts.e musician's long and inspiring career, has already sold 50,000 advance tickets. The multi-media show features more than 300 objects, including the stage costumes which allowed Bowie to adopt alternative, mysterious personas. Curator Victoria Broackes calls Bowie a "cultural entity" who has endured the test of time. SOUNDBITE: Victoria Broackes, Victoria & Albert Museum Co-curator, saying (English): "His individualism seems to have inspired a generation to feel that that they, that we all, have it within ourselves. We have multiple personas, that we shouldn't be pigeon-holed by sexuality or identity or dress, and I think that is perhaps his great message. 'David Bowie Is' is both a statement but it is also an unfinished sentence, and it raises the question 'David Bowie Is' - What is David Bowie?" The exhibition coincides with the release of Bowie's new album "The Next Day", his first new material for a decade, which reached number one in the British album charts at the weekend.

Exhibition devoted to singer David Bowie breaks records

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 01:23

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