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Night of the Living Dead at Coachella: Tupac’s Holographic Resurrection (video)

Tupac Shakur was killed in 1996, but he rose from the stage at Coachella on Sunday, a hologram that entertained a mesmerized crowd and promised a new era of technologically enhanced grave robbing.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE



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Singing the Gadhafi Blues

A host of songsters apparently have cashed in on the Libyan regime in recent years, with several stars, including Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Lionel Ritchie, being paid $1 million a pop to entertain the Gadhafi clan.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 READ MORE


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Bishop Robinson’s Invocation Cut From HBO’s Telecast

Here’s the footage of openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson’s invocation, which he delivered Sunday before the inaugural concert festivities began—and which was not included in HBO’s special broadcast of the show. But was it the network’s choice or Team Obama’s?

Posted on Jan 19, 2009 READ MORE


‘Anything Is Possible’

The president-elect has so much speech in him he doesn’t even have to wait for his inauguration to Barack the house. A crowd at the Lincoln Memorial got treated to a little pre-inauguration magic on Sunday, after a star-studded concert celebrating “American renewal.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2009 READ MORE


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Condi Tickles the Ivories for the Queen

Of all the items we might have expected would rank high on outgoing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s wish list of things she’d like to do before leaving office, playing Brahms in a private concert for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II wouldn’t have been one of them.

Posted on Dec 1, 2008 READ MORE


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Chinese Official:  Björk ‘Hurt Chinese People’s Feelings’

Pixieish provocateur Björk sparked the ire of Chinese officials by voicing her support for an independent Tibet at the close of her concert in Shanghai last Sunday. According to China’s Culture Ministry, the Icelandic chanteuse broke “Chinese law and hurt Chinese people’s feelings” by chanting “Tibet, Tibet” at the end of her protest song “Declare Independence.”

Posted on Mar 7, 2008 READ MORE


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From the N.Y. Times

Evangelicals Fear Loss of Their Teenagers

Fantastic news for everyone disgusted by religious intolerance: Evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves. (Above: a last refuge—the BattleCry Christian rallies.)

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


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From Wired News

Live Musical Acts, Coming to a Sim Near You

Now this is a cool sign of the times: Musicians are playing “live” concerts streamed through virtual reality environments like “Second Life.” Above, the avatar of Suzanne Vega plays in what was billed as “the first time a major recording artist performed live in avatar form.”

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


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Sean Hannity Concert Guest Gets Tossed for Being Liberal

Check out this video a blogger (and AlterNet) made of being tossed out of Sean Hannity’s “Freedom Concert” simply for being liberal.

Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


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From rogouski.com

BattleCry: Ron Luce’s Holy War

Truthdig contributor Sunsara Taylor reports again from the front lines—a BattleCry Christian-fundamentalist rock music rally, where a “sexpert” claims that “condoms don’t work,” Navy SEALs stage mock assassination raids in the name of Christ, and evangelist Franklin Graham suggests that HIV/AIDS is a punishment from God.
(Third in a series. See: column 1, column 2)

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


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Images: YouTube & rogouski.com / Illustration: Blair Golson

Fear and Loathing at Philadelphia’s BattleCry

Go behind the scenes at a Christian fundamentalist youth rock show in Philadelphia, where hired goons shadowed a young activist, the author of this column, and where a letter of praise from President Bush kicked off the festivities. “This must have been what it felt like to watch the Hitler Youth,” writes Sunsara Taylor.
(Second column in a series of three. First column here, Third column here.)

Posted on May 13, 2006 READ MORE


World Can't Wait protests against BattleCry
From worldcantwait.net

Battle Cry for Theocracy

A young activist explores the frightening world of a Christian evangelical youth movement that is holding rock concerts and rallies at city halls nationwide this weekend.
“If you?ve been waiting to get alarmed until the Christian fascist movement started filling stadiums with young people and hyping them up to do battle in ‘God?s army,’ wait no longer.”
(First column a series of three. Second column here, third column here.)

Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


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