Archive for December, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Drunk History' lesson on the life of Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, December 1st, 2016:

“Hamilton,” which blends hip hop and other musical styles to recount the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, has been the toughest ticket on Broadway since late 2015. The musical by composer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda (second from right) won 11 Tonys, including best musical, and has become a genuine phenomenon. It follows in a long tradition of hugely popular Broadway shows. Click through to see others. “The Producers,” based on the 1968 Mel Brooks movie, was an immediate smash when it debuted in April 2001. Tickets went for a then-unheard-of $100 a pop and set single-day box-office records. The show […] Read More →

Bob Dylan did not attend Nobel Prize event at the White House

Thursday, December 1st, 2016:

Bob Dylan will not go to the White House to celebrate his recent Nobel Prize win.  Dylan, a US folk music icon, won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, although he did not immediately welcome the idea. He did not initially respond to the organisations calls upon announcement of the prize. Dylan later said he was honoured to receive the award, he will not be attending the ceremony in Stockholm.  “Unfortunately, Bob Dylan will not be at the White House today,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Tuesday. “So everyone can relax.” Mr Earnest did not elaborate further.  Mr […] Read More →

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