"Holler if Ya Hear Me," known to many on Broadway simply as the Tupac Shakur musical, officially opened in New York at the Palace Theatre on Thursday as one of the first shows of the new Broadway season.
The musical isn't a biography of the...
You can take Walter Mosley out of Los Angeles — in fact, Mosley did so himself, moving to New York decades ago — but you can't take L.A. out of Walter Mosley. The master of several genres keeps the city present, from his Easy Rawlins detective novels...
A new biographical stage production about the late rapper Tupac Shakur is expected to premiere in January at the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago. The show, written by Lyle Miller, is titled "Amaru (The History of Tupac Amaru Shakur)."A...
Among the most important rap albums released over the last year or so, one contains a song about Nas' complicated relationship with his teenage daughter. Another has a track in which Killer Mike outlines President Reagan's contribution to the...
It’s impressive enough for a charismatic guy with a British accent, a pirate’s hat and an acoustic guitar to bring a theater full of excited teenage girls to a frenzy of screams worthy of Justin Bieber or the Beatles, as Ed Sheeran did on Sunday...
The Annenberg Space for Photography will bring the exhibit “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present" to its space in Century City in June. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an advance look.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg closed the first weekend of Coachella with a parade of hits and guests, including Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Kalifa, Tony Yayo and Kendrick Lamar. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews.
Coachella: Late Sunday night as the first of two identical weekends of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival drew to a close, the much-anticipated set by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg became a cultural moment as they were joined onstage by a hologram of Tupac Shakur.
With Tupac Shakur’s reincarnation at the closing night of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday night dominating the blogosphere, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Dr. Dre is considering a tour featuring the ghostly image of the de
Coachella 2012 continues on Friday, April 20 in Indio, California. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers a few tips on bands to see, such as Gotye, Flying Lotus and (of course) the Tupac hologram.
Tupac 'hologram': Coachella crowds waited in anticipation for this weekend's appearance by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, who were joined again by reincarnated slain West Coast superstar Tupac Shakur onstage in a hologram-like image.
Brad Paisley sang with a virtual Carrie Underwood on Sunday in his headlining set at the 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival. Brad Paisly used a similar effect on his 2010 tour, two years ahead of the 'holographic' image of Tupac Shakur used at the recent C
Lisa Marie Presley discusses the possibilities of a Tupac Shakur-like projection of her father, Elvis Presley, in concert. "If they can come up with something tasteful, creative and classy, I wouldn’t object," she said.
Ice-T’s directorial debut, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” documents the genre’s history through interviews with such artists as Dr. Dre and Kanye West. But the rapper-turned-actor (he’s now a regular on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) mad
The family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. said they would like authorities to release more information about their homicide investigation. The Los Angeles Police Department took the unusual step Friday of unsealing the 15-year-old autopsy report from the cas
Fifteen years after rapper Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in one of L.A.'s most notorious unsolved homicides, the Los Angeles County Coroner has unsealed his 23-page autopsy report, providing the most detailed view yet on his death.
The family of Notorious B.I.G. expressed skepticism Friday after the Los Angeles Police Department unsealed the 15-year-old autopsy report on the slain rapper. LAPD officials said they hoped the unsealing would generate new leads in the mystery. “Investigators