Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law - University of Tulsa College of Law
Advertise:   ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Arts & Entertainment
NMAI receives singer's 'YMCA' famed gold record


The National Museum of the American Indian received a special donation on Wednesday from an original member of the Village People.

Felipe Rose, who is Lakota Sioux and Puerto Rican, presented a framed, gold 45-rpm single of group's hit "Y.M.C.A." at a ceremony. He then celebrated his 50th birthday with cake, fans and museum staff.

Rose dressed in Indian garb for his performances. In addition to performing with the group, he makes Indian-themed music. His work has won a Native American Music Award.

Get the Story:
Celebrity Artifact (The Washinton Post 1/13)
pwpwd

Relevant Links:
Felipe Rose - http://www.feliperose.net
Village People - http://www.officialvillagepeople.com
National Museum of the American Indian - http://www.nmai.si.edu

Related Stories:
NMAI on track to see 4.2M visitors in first year (11/23)
The Nation: NMAI viewed as a 'starting point' (10/22)
Crow horses helped NMAI and Secret Service in DC (10/21)
Opinion: NMAI a testament to power of Natives (10/11)
NMAI not the only place to enjoy Native art in DC (10/01)
University adds museum track to Native program (9/30)
Tim Giago: I'm not a racist and I haven't seen NMAI yet (9/29)
Opinion: Indian museum shows us 'who we destroyed' (9/29)
Editorial: Indian museum needed in the West too (9/29)
NMAI survives big opening week in Washington (9/28)
Yellow Bird: First visit to NMAI proves exciting (9/28)
Bad Eagle: Not all 'Indians' belong in museum (9/28)
Column: Museum reflects change of attitudes (9/28)
Editorial: First Americans finally get due respect (9/28)
Jodi Rave: Mixed emotions surround NMAI opening (9/27)
Navajo Nation feels left out of NMAI festivities (9/27)
President of Peru says Native movement growing (9/27)
Mark Trahant: NMAI must change the story (9/27)
Pember: Opening of NMAI was a day to celebrate (9/27)
Editorial: NMAI honors cultures, past and present (9/27)
Opinion: NMAI exhibits barely scratch the surface (9/27)
Take a sneak peek at the new NMAI in Washington (9/16)
Natives get ready to descend on DC for NMAI fest (9/16)
Non-recognized Virginia tribes welcome NMAI opening (9/16)
NMAI curators seek to translate culture for visitors (9/15)
Agua Caliente Band among largest donors to NMAI (9/15)
Politics on tap for NMAI grand opening week (9/14)
New NMAI nears grand opening in Washington, DC (9/13)
Eastern Cherokees choose 10 events for NMAI exhibit (9/14)
New NMAI nears grand opening in Washington, DC (9/13)
Navajo ethnobotanist part of NMAI design team (9/9)
California tribe featured in opening NMAI exhibit (9/8)
Gaming tribes donated big money for new NMAI (9/8)
New Indian museum to be open to ceremonies (08/19)
NMAI prepares to welcome Native people to DC (08/10)
Use of pipestone at new NMAI prompts complaints (8/6)
New Indian museum in DC promises to be 'different' (8/2)
New NMAI includes focus on urban Indians (07/28)
NMAI: From saving Indians to honoring them (03/18)
Week long festival planned for NMAI opening in Sept. (01/16)