Friday, June 10, 2005
A Friday afternoon at 18th & Paseo
I went to the museums at 18th & Vine following a lunch at the Peach Tree Restaurant. I was impressed by the jazz listening library at the American Jazz Museum, which made me wish I had an entire day instead of one afternoon. Ella's bejeweled hornrims made me smile. I stood there for several outstanding song selections bobbing those headphones and staring at the Picasso drawing of her. The interactive touchscreens at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum are chock full of great film clips and a wealth of old pictures. The Indianapolis Clowns were way funnier than the Harlem Globetrotters could ever be. It's a shame that more footage doesn't exist. What's there is absolutely priceless. They were all stars, indeed. $8 to see both. I recommend.