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Tupac Shakur

The Real Reason Why Tupac-Inspired Broadway Musical Closed

Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

Just over a month after its June 19 Broadway premiere, Kenny Leon’s Tupac Shakur-inspired musical, “Holler if Ya Hear Me” announced its closing,...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: SomeKindaWonderful Put Their Thing Down, Flip It, and "Reverse It"; Katy Tiz Comes Up "Big"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Some Kind of Wonderful is one of 80s movie-master John Hughes' underrated films. A new band who shares a variation on that name and phrase is quickly making me forget about the two.

Gothic Summer

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 07.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The new video for "Gothic Summer," takes you on a noir journey to the cemetery gates as you enter in a vintage Ford or Chevrolet pick-up as it slams onto the concrete of the underground.

Tupac Takes on Broadway

Lauri Lyons | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

Breaking new ground as being the first Broadway musical based on a hip-hop artist's work, Holler is exploring uncharted territory that may set the stage for a new Broadway genre, Hip- Hop Theater.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical Defends Rapper's Controversial Legacy

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

It is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur's enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems.

Bad News For Tupac Musical?

New York Post | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices

Looks like some prime Broadway real estate is about to become available. “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” the Tupac Shakur musical that opened Thursday ...

The Reviews For Tupac Inspired Musical Are In!

Associated Press | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway has had a punk jukebox musical with Green Day songs and one featuring harmonies by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Ther...

Aisle View: Holler and (Hip) Hop

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There was only moderate hollerin' from the audience at the Monday night preview of Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac Shakur jukebox musical at the drastically altered Palace. We could hear them, yes, and loudly; but we couldn't make out much of what they were singing or saying.

We Want the Fame: Holler Introduces New Talent to Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

While Holler if Ya Hear Me, the new musical featuring the songs of Tupac Shakur, has strong performances by Broadway vets, I found the work of Broadway newbies Joshua Boone and Dyllon Burnside equally as impressive.

Tupac Musical Star Reflects On Iconic Rapper's Influence

Associated Press | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Christopher Jackson remembers exactly where he was on Friday, Sept. 13, 1996. That was the day Tupac Shakur died from wounds suff...

Super-Rich Indian Guru: Dead or Just Resting?

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Has mega-rich Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj been dead for the past four months, as attested by doctors, his family and the police? Or has he been ...

Listen To 3 New Songs From The Tupac Musical

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment

Three new tracks from the Tupac Shakur musical, "Holler If Ya Hear Me," have been released and are now available to stream on SoundCloud. Starring Sau...

WATCH: How Maya Angelou Made Tupac 'Cry'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

This morning as the world was awaken to the sad news on the sudden passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, countless fans and admires have reflected on the award...

Retired Cop Says These Were Tupac's Last Words

Vegas Seven | Sean DeFrank | Posted 05.23.2014 | Black Voices

One late-summer night in 1996, a rap superstar was gunned down just off the Strip. Since then, his story has become legend. But for the Metro cop who ...

These Song Lyrics Prove Just How Inspirational A Mother's Love Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

There are lots of things that can inspire heartfelt lyrics on a great song, like love or heartbreak, failure or success. But over the years, entertain...

Kendrick Lamar Covered Tupac Shakur's 'California Love'

The Huffington | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

No doubt about it, Kendrick Lamar's cover of Tupac Shakur's "California Love" during Thursday night's iHeartRadio Music Awards was pretty great. Watch...

Tupac Musical Cast Revealed!

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway musical inspired by Tupac Shakur songs will star Saul Williams, the poet and singer best known for the film "S...

A Horde Of Dead Celebrities Are Still Alive In Odd Dutch Beer Ad

Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment

Conspiracy theories about dead celebrities not really being dead have become the norm. Now we have a Dutch brewing company postulating that a handful ...

Rembrandt is in. Putin is out.

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The photograph on the front page of today's New York Times took me by surprise and, to be honest, threw me for a loop. Here is President Barack Obam...

Three Things Miley Can Learn About Social Media

Tania Yuki | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Tania Yuki

Huge returns come to those who treat content as though it were meant to last.

A Love Letter To Marin

Love Letters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Above all, I love that your iconic symbol is a mountain. To the sleeping lady who protects us all with her comforting presence, Mt. Tam, I owe you my heart.

Broadway Set To Get A Taste Of Gangsta Rap

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical inspired by Tupac Shakur songs is going to bring gangsta rap to Broadway. Producers said Wednesday that "Holler If Ya Hea...

I'm With Stupid: Life, the Universe, Tupac and Everything

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So I'm not sure about you, but I don't think this idea of the universe as a hologram -- since I don't believe it -- is going to have much effect on my day-to-day life.

Tupac Shakur Talks Life and Death In Unheard 1994 Interview

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The latest edition of PBS' "Blank on Blank" web series takes on previously unreleased audio from a 1994 interview with Tupac Shakur, originally captur...

Can I Just Get a Cake on My Birthday?

Courtney Garcia | Posted 12.07.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

What disillusions me most about mon anniversaire is the unnecessary burden that comes along with having a good time