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May132011

Female Musicians Being Featured in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Exhibit

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(CLEVELAND, Ohio) -- Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys aren't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- yet -- but they're all featured in a brand-new exhibit opening Friday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

Called Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion & Power, the exhibit traces the influence of women in rock and its related genres over nearly 100 years.  Organized by era, it highlights the female blues singers and country artists of the 1920s, the early female rock 'n rollers of the fifties, the girl groups, rock icons and singer-songwriters of the sixties, the disco and punk queens of the seventies, the music video stars of the '80s, the teen idols of the '90s and the massive pop stars of today.

Jim Henke, the chief curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, told ABC News Radio, "I think when people think back, they always think of the men in rock and roll, but the reality was that, going back to the roots, women have played an important role, and we really wanted to show that."

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