Posts Tagged: billie holiday

Hologram Madness

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Last week the New York Times reported that Billie Holiday’s hologram is coming to the Apollo Theater this fall, where the singer made her debut at nineteen, and recently was inducted into the Apollo Hall of Fame. Apparently it’s planned to be the first in a series significant enough to be announced as a “partnership” between the Apollo and Hologram USA, and Holiday’s likeness will interact with the audience, spouting historical facts and answering questions before she “sings.”

Friday, news broke that Whitney Houston will be joining Holiday in the ranks of the musicians holographically resurrected: Hologram USA will also be producing a transparent Houston, in cooperation with the late singer’s sister, Pat Houston, in a “world tour” planned to start next year.

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Amy Winehouse death

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Queen of Decay

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I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform. ...more

Aural Fixations, the Rumpus Mixtape #1: Pastoral

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Pastoral. For a long time we’ve thought of that simply as pastures, poetry about streams and paintings of lush, lime green grass. Cows. Works by Virgil. A certain longing for the countryside. Shepherds. Hills rather than towns.

Yes all of that is pastoral, but the notion runs deeper.

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