Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

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26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

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13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Monday, May 2, 2011

From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, another look at the preparation for their next exhibition: "Women Who Rock"

More from the blog of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Sixteen days remain until the opening of the Rock Hall's Women Who Rock exhibit - the first of its kind documenting nearly a century's worth of music featuring more than 70 female artists, filling two entire floors of the museum with costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, video and listening stations, plus much more.

After the paint had dried, the next step in the exhibit creation was hanging the original artwork installation on the top floor of the exhibit. Our exhibit designer originally came up with the idea of a kind of sculpture, made up of album covers of all female artists, to serve as the crowning glory of the exhibit. I was particularly excited by this idea, as I am an old-school, vinyl LP lover. For me, a huge part of the experience of music has been holding a 12 by 12 album cover in my hands, minutely examining the artwork, the liner notes, the credits – CDs and MP3s just don’t work the same way.

So, we set out to identify the most iconic female album covers to include in this original artwork , with an emphasis on showing the diversity and breadth of female artists. The choice of some of the album covers was obvious – for instance – Patti Smith’s Horses or the Go-Gos’ Beauty and the Beat. Others, we hope, are more unexpected, like the Big Mama Thornton cover, or This Is Barbara Lynn, which shows a strong, beautiful female artist, not in a glamorous headshot or seductive pose, but actually playing a guitar. The album sculpture also presented a great opportunity for us to include artists that we were otherwise unable to represent, and thus expand the scope of the exhibit.

The sculpture - created by Better Mousetrap and features a total of 84 24"x24" album covers made of silk-screened acrylic fabric - took about a month to create. The 21 panels span across the circumfrence of the top floor of the exhibit, which is also the top floor of the museum itself.

Catch a glimpse of this original artwork installation [above], and don't forget Women Who Rock opens May 13th!

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