Let me explain...
The headliner for the Fourth of July concert in 1983 at the Washinton Mall in D.C. was supposed to be the Beach Boys. Our Secretary of the Interior at the time, James Watt, announced that all rock bands attracted the "wrong element" and instead invited Wayne Newton to sing for a "wholesome" program.
I was amused. That fall semester I knew I had a mission. I immediately wrote to the Wayne Newton fan club and got an autographed picture of him in a tuxedo. I created a huge metal belt like the ones heavyweight boxing champions wear. I put Wayne's picture in the middle of the belt on a spring so that when you tapped it, he would rock back and forth. A friend in the ceramics department created huge chunks of "turquoise" to decorate the belt. It was fabulous!
I took over the glass case in front of the jewelry lab and lined it with red crushed velvet and put blinking lights all around. Wayne's autographed picture was ornately framed in gold. The masterpiece - the belt - was in the center of the shrine.
People in the art department thought that I was really in love with Mr. Las Vegas. I've kept up the front for all these years and now I must confess. I really only loved his hair. Danke Schoen.