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David Bowie: Comprehensive multimedia exhibit comes to Berlin May-August

Music fans traveling to Berlin, Germany this summer will find a real treat in "David Bowie," a multimedia show focusing on the career of one of the most influential musicians of the past half-century.

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Photo by Masayoshi Sukita, courtesy of Sukita/David Bowie Archive

Scheduled to open May 20 and run through August 10 in the city's Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall, the retrospective will feature clothing items like the bodysuits Bowie wore for the "Ziggy Stardust" and "Aladdin Sane" tours as well as the Union Jack jacket he posed in for the cover of the "Earthling" album.

Photos by the likes of Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts and Brian Duffy will be on display as will original album cover artworks. Some of Bowie's own musical instruments will be on display alongside everything from hand-written song lyrics to full stage sets. Excerpts from Bowie's film, music video and live performances will be shown as well.

Bowie was a Berlin resident for a couple of years in the 1970s and famously recorded a trio of albums there; "Low," "Lodger" and "Heroes." Artifacts and memorabilia relating to this era, cited by critics as one of Bowie's most creative periods, will also be on display.

A special Sennheiser sound and vision system will activate audio and video presentations as exhibit-goers approach many of the installations. All in all, the exhibit will present about 300 Bowie-related items that have never been exhibited together before.

The "David Bowie" exhibit is curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. For ticket information visit the official "David Bowie" exhibit website.

To plan your trip to Berlin, go to the Visit Berlin website.

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