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Party Like a Rockstar With the LACMA Rock

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's giant boulder is stopping in Long Beach on Wednesday to attend a rock party hosted in its honor



    LACMA Rock Party in Long Beach

    The huge slab of granite that is slowly making it's way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was thrown a "Rock-A-Palooza" party. Stephanie Elam reports from Long Beach. (Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012)

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's giant rock is getting its own rock party Wednesday in Long Beach.

    The 340-ton boulder, part of "Levitated Mass," will be stopping in the Bixby Knolls area between noon and 7 p.m. at 3626 Atlantic Ave. in between 36th and 37th streets.

    The privately funded Los Angeles County project to transport the giant rock inspired Long Beach Councilmember James Johnson and Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association to have a little fun with it while it was passing through town, and host a party in its honor.

    The party will feature music, songs all whose titles have the word rock in them, photo ops with the rock, river rock decorating, food, live artists and the Knolls Rangers.

    The colossal-sized boulder is part of an up-coming sculpture exhibit at LACMA. Transporting it to LACMA has not been easy. A giant specially built trailer was made to carry the rock from Riverside to the museum.

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    LACMA Rock Stops in Lakewood

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    The 340-ton piece of granite is part of an exhibit called "Levitated Mass" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. NBC4's Ted Chen talks with the boulder's enthusiastic followers.
    (Published Thursday, March 8, 2012)