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Justin Timberlake Caps VMA Medley With 'NSYNC Reunion | MTV Video Music Awards

Justin Timberlake Caps VMA Medley With 'NSYNC Reunion | MTV Video Music Awards | Creative Live Performances | Scoop.it
Vanguard Award performance from newly-crowned President of Pop touched on every part of his career, including his 'NSYNC days.
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Justin Timberlake's recent VMA performance proved who is the new leader in pop music with a 15 minute set of his most iconic songs in chronological order. During his set the house lights were down and the stage bathed in search beams and out of no where, his old band 'NSYNC floated from below the stage. After this performance of a tribute to Justin Timberlake's legendary career late night show host like Jimmy Fallon named him "The Pop President" 

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Coachella's 'astonishing' Tupac Shakur hologram: How they did it

Coachella's 'astonishing' Tupac Shakur hologram: How they did it | Creative Live Performances | Scoop.it
A jaw-dropping virtual performance by the late rapper stuns California festival-goers — and could lead to a wave of concerts from digitally reanimated stars
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Tupac has been dead for more then 15 years and at Coachella for a festival Tupac was reincarnated holographically for a performance that would surprise the entire world. The image joined Snoop Dogg to perform "Hail Mary" and "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted". The image shocked the crowd when the entrance of the Hologram asked "What the fuck is up Coachella?!" It was the highlight and talk of 2012 and was imaginative and in a way creepy how it was interacting with Snoop Dogg. The Visual effects was created by Oscar Winning Digital Domain Media Group, The Tupac image was created on a computer putting together physical characteristics and movements from past Tupac performances recorded before his death. Advanced computer graphics and audio trickery were used to create fresh movements and new dialogue, and 100% detail from the rappers tattoos and jewelry to body movements were all incorporated into the hologram. Sad Diego based AV concepts staged the hologram's performance using a variation of an old effect called "Pepper's Ghost", The technique was first used in an 1862 dramatization of Charles Dickens "The Haunted Man And The Ghost's Bargain". For the Tupac image, the computer generated  image was projected onto a highly reflective piece of Mylar stretched on a clear frame. Dr. Dre (Who worked with Tupac in the past) contacted AV Concepts four months prior with the idea. the cost was anywhere from $100,000-$400,000 (The Company won't reveal the exact price for the illusion) 

 

Pro's: I liked the idea Dr. Dre and everyone involved with this because it was something never before seen and creative to bring back who a lot of people consider the greatest rapper of all time back for one weekend at Coachella with the ones Tupac Shakur worked with. With the technology that they used and efforts to make him seem so life like with the movements to the appearance, I find it extremely creative because there is a group of people who to this day believe that the artist is still alive so the entire performance was obviously going to go around and start a buzz. I think it was genius and i'm sure the people at the festival especially fans of Tupac absolutely loved to see the hologram because it was for the most part a secret up until that time when the image appeared on stage with Snoop Dogg.

 

Con's:  My con to this is because it was such a new and huge idea I fear that it could possibly be over-used for other dead musicians. While that is not necessarily a bad thing its just that I feel like it was more of a meaning to bringing back the hologram on Tupac Shakur especially while on stage with frequent collaborators from the past. 

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On Yeezus tour, pride cometh before the fall (of Kanye) – The Chicago Maroon

On Yeezus tour, pride cometh before the fall (of Kanye) – The Chicago Maroon | Creative Live Performances | Scoop.it
Touring for Yeezus, Kanye sayeth: “No new ideas without me."
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Kanye's "Yeezus" Tour gives a musical experience unlike many hip-hop performers and shows Kanye's artistic side. He breaks it down into 5 thematic sections thats emotionally connects the audience to his recent album "Yeezus" from the Fight, Rise, Fall, Search and Finding that is announced before each entrance, each section Kanye West wore a different mask. He designed the show and set from the Holy Mountain, to a Jesus look-alike, from the snow fall and laser lights, and Order of theme and moods of his selected songs in each section of his 2 and a half hour set. Kanye West in a creative way of his performances on this tour shows his recent frustrations with his fashion aspirations but giving the fans a wonderful show with all the effects and props while leaving the audience a new appreciation for his Artistic vision. 

 
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U2's '360' Tour Gross: $736,137,344!

U2's '360' Tour Gross: $736,137,344! | Creative Live Performances | Scoop.it
Tomorrow night in New Brunswick, U2 will perform the 110th and final show of its monster "360" tour, wrapping up not only epic technological and musical achievements, but also going into the history books as the biggest tour ever.
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U2's 360 tour was ground-breaking in its technical advancement with their 360 degree production. The 360 degree stage was the first of its kind and actually increased capacities of the stadiums by 25%. Its risky, unique and game changing production paid off for the band being the highest grossed tour and a record setting total attendance. Not only was it a successful brand new production but also a career highlight for the band and Promoter of the tour.  

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Cirque du Soleil: The Circus that Took Over the World

Cirque du Soleil: The Circus that Took Over the World | Creative Live Performances | Scoop.it
Born in 1984 in Quebec, Cirque du Soleil has become one of the world’s most famous live spectacles. Approaching its 40th anniversary, we investigate the history of this company, Canada’s largest cultural export.
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What started as humble beginnings doing street shows in the streets of Quebec transformed into a world famous live spectacle. Cirque Du Soleil Throughout the years constantly expanding and diversifying their shows rebuilding on core ideas. The goal is to "invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. " As the years came by the success of the company increased and the performances were eventually able to include innovative stage technics such as an aquatic show that included 15 million gallon pool and even performances screened at IMAX theaters and a debut tv series in 2003. Each show is centered on unique and original stories, Original music composed for every production. Some shows even showcased pop culture phenomenas such as Chris Angel, The Beatles, Michael Jackson etc. Cirque Du Soleil has revolutionized performance culture and sticks to their morals from the beginning of Imagination and Innovation. 

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