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Jay Z Now Has A Startup Company, Because Music And Sports Weren't Enough

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.07.2017 | Black Voices

Jay Z is no novice when it comes to diversifying his portfolio in entertainment and sports, and he has yet again added to his growing list of business...

Jay Z Will Co-Produce Film Version Of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical 'In The Heights'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.01.2017 | Arts

Harvey Weinstein announced some long-awaited news during his annual pre-Oscars gala on Feb. 25: The film version of “In The Heights” is in the wor...

Here's Who Lin-Manuel Miranda Would Cast In The 'In The Heights' Movie

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts

At this point, Lin-Manuel Miranda is a household name. But years before he gained worldwide acclaim for “Hamilton: The Musical,” Miranda was surro...

Why White Actors Should Not Be Cast In Latinx Roles

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.30.2016 | Arts

Once upon a time, years before “Hamilton” ever blew our minds, the gifted soul that is Lin-Manuel Miranda created and starred in a little (Tony-wi...

Of 'Hamilton' and Humanity: A Love Letter

Trey Lyon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Trey Lyon

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”-Alexander Hamilton In 201...

'Hamilton' Creator's First Musical Is Turning Into A Movie

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts

Theater geeks and general lovers of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the certified "Hamilton" genius: assemble. News broke this week that Miranda's first musical,...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Spotlights Nonprofit Girl Be Heard

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

When you think of a spotlight, it's hard to imagine a brighter one than the one shining on the Broadway juggernaut, Hamilton, and its creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Has A History Of Rapping Incredible Acceptance Speeches

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.31.2017 | Latino Voices

And the award for best Grammy acceptance speech goes to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” rapped his...

Hamilton: Changing The Narrative

Robert Rios III | Posted 10.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Robert Rios III

Hamilton does what no other show has ever had the gall to do, re-tell history with a Black and Brown narrative through hip-hop. In an industry that often casts African Kings and Queens in Egypt with white actors, there were many who thought the reverse was unfathomable.

The Rivals: Hamilton's Surprising Rise, and the Decline of Jefferson

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

The push-pull of their competing visions still fuels our politics, but we live in Hamilton's world, not Jefferson's.

Broadway Star Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hip Hop Wesleyan Commencement Address

Michael Roth | Posted 05.29.2016 | College
Michael Roth

On Memorial Day weekend, the composer/lyricist and star of In the Heights and Hamilton delivered a hip hop commencement speech at his alma mater, Wesleyan University.

Aisle View: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Alexander The Great

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The show has been impeccably staged by Thomas Kail, Miranda's colleague from In the Heights, with choreography from that show's Andy Blankenbuehler. For theatergoers who admired but didn't love In the Heights, be advised that Hamilton is nothing like it.

Urban Life Drives In The Heights Musical

Rene Samulewitsch | Posted 04.08.2012 | Entertainment
Rene Samulewitsch

The days of Les Miserables and practically anything Andrew Lloyd Webber are behind us. New productions like In The Heights tap into real world experiences and have become the snapshots of our century. Nothing speaks stronger than the continuous struggle to move up, become more and have more.

Astoria Characters: The On-Beat Brothers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Enrico de Trizio and Giancarlo de Trizio start jamming to the rhythm of their new-found city. The brothers -- Enrico on the melodica and Giancarlo on the cajón -- have never played to the sky before, but once they start, they don't want to stop.

Theater: Bring On Bring It On

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

A new musical from the creators of Avenue Q, In the Heights and Next to Normal just opened in LA and it is a smash-mouth cheerleading sensation.

Broadway Looks at Racism in the Obama Era

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Of the 35 productions running or opening shortly -- including Hamlet and Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie -- at least 10 offerings have a rainbow-coalition hue.

"Tony" Goes Home to the Heights

Lauren J. Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lauren J. Rivera

As much as we wanted to pretend In the Heights would be seen the same as any other show on Broadway, us Latinos were crossing our fingers in hopes it would make it past any ethnicity barriers -- and it did.