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Rock Hall Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


CLEVELAND (AP) - This year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features a music theme, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum played host to one of the models.

A five-page spread featuring Russian Anne Vyalitsyna was shot at the museum in September.

"Once the decision was made to have a music hook, one of the first settings to come up was the Rock Hall, because it's such an iconic place," said Sports Illustrated spokesman Rick McCabe. "It was a natural fit."

Vyalitsyna posed with Jon Bon Jovi's motorcycle and other Rock Hall items.

The magazine portrayed the museum with respect, said Todd Mesek, Rock Hall spokesman.

"We felt it would've been an omission if we weren't included," he said.

Also in the issue, models are featured at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn., and posing with Kanye West, Aerosmith, Kenny Chesney, Gnarls Barkley and Panic! At the Disco.

Featured on the cover is singer/actress Beyonce, who posed on a Florida beach in a yellow-and-pink bikini by House of Dereon, the fashion label she started with her mother, Tina Knowles.

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