Hologram Tour

23 Jul 19
PEOPLE.com

The 34-year-old commemorated the memory of her late friend on Tuesday, eight years after Amy Winehouse’s untimely death

22 Jul 19
K at the Movies

Good evening, weary traveler. Welcome to my planet, and hopefully your first stop on a journey through the cosmos. I’ll be your friendly navigator for the Space is the Place expedition and help you find out where to go. First, you’re probably wondering how I got in this situation…. how does one go from a […]

21 Jul 19
NBC4 WCMH-TV
TAMPA, Fla. (CNN) – Singer Whitney Houston died in 2012 but her hologram is going on tour next year. Pat Houston, the pop star’s sister-in-law and now president and chief executive officer of her estate, said in a statement, “Whitney prided herself on her family and that included her fans.” Base Hologram is behind the tour. Rolling Stone reports that there will be a full band and backup singers and dancers. The director of the show will have the final decision on whether the concert will feature one Houston hologram or if the hologram will reproduce numerous eras from the singer’s career. The announcement comes on the heels of news last week that Houston’s estate signed a deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing to acquire 50 percent of the estate’s assets including royalties from music and film, merchandising and the rights to her name and likeness. Houston set numerous records during her musical and film career. She died at the age of 48 after being found unconscious in a hotel room bathtub.
21 Jul 19
News Directory

<! – -> Happy anniversary today with one of our favorite teams in science fiction! Stargate Atlantis 15 years ago today, as the pilot film “Rising” made two hours the first time on SCI FI Channel in the United States. Fans were keen to meet a new group of adventurers, with an international tour of […]

21 Jul 19
WFLA
TAMPA, Fla. (CNN) – Singer Whitney Houston died in 2012 but her hologram is going on tour next year. Pat Houston, the pop star’s sister-in-law and now president and chief executive officer of her estate, said in a statement, “Whitney prided herself on her family and that included her fans.” Base Hologram is behind the tour. Rolling Stone reports that there will be a full band and backup singers and dancers. The director of the show will have the final decision on whether the concert will feature one Houston hologram or if the hologram will reproduce numerous eras from the singer’s career. The announcement comes on the heels of news last week that Houston’s estate signed a deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing to acquire 50 percent of the estate’s assets including royalties from music and film, merchandising and the rights to her name and likeness. Houston set numerous records during her musical and film career. She died at the age of 48 after being found unconscious in a hotel room bathtub.
21 Jul 19
WFLA
TAMPA, Fla. (CNN) – Singer Whitney Houston died in 2012 but her hologram is going on tour next year. Pat Houston, the pop star’s sister-in-law and now president and chief executive officer of her estate, said in a statement, “Whitney prided herself on her family and that included her fans.” Base Hologram is behind the tour. Rolling Stone reports that there will be a full band and backup singers and dancers. The director of the show will have the final decision on whether the concert will feature one Houston hologram or if the hologram will reproduce numerous eras from the singer’s career. The announcement comes on the heels of news last week that Houston’s estate signed a deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing to acquire 50 percent of the estate’s assets including royalties from music and film, merchandising and the rights to her name and likeness. Houston set numerous records during her musical and film career. She died at the age of 48 after being found unconscious in a hotel room bathtub.
20 Jul 19
Gourmet Globetrotter

Santa Fe is such a relaxing place. But it can get a little hectic around some of the well-known tourists spots, especially in the summer. The crowds come out in mass to enjoy the gorgeous Santa Fe weather and all that southwestern food. That’s when we decided to compile a list of the most unusual […]

19 Jul 19
The Outerhaven

Pioneering Japanese hip-hop, soca, reggaeton musician, and singer/songwriter MINMI returns to the music scene with 2 updated digital tracks released today of one of her best-known singles – Shiki No Uta – which was originally featured as the closing theme song to the acclaimed anime series, Samurai Champloo. In addition to a fresh recording of the original track, Shiki No Uta also […]

19 Jul 19
THe long paddock

At Kooljaman/Cape Leveque we toured one of the pearl farms and watched this pearl being ‘born’.  All of the oyster is used: the meat, the shell and of course the pearls.

19 Jul 19
WTAJ
(WTAJ) — John Clay and Amanda Lee talk about Whitney Houston’s hologram going on tour next year in Today’s Trending.
18 Jul 19
Texomashomepage.com
(CNBC)—When Whitney Houston passed away in 2012, the world lost a major musical talent. However, next year, fans can see her perform again, in hologram form. The performance comes courtesy of BASE Hologram. In 2018 they began touring two shows – “Callas in Concert,” which put opera singer Maria Callas in front of audiences for the first time since her 1977 death, and “In Dreams,” featuring Roy Orbison, gone since 1988. Chairman and CEO Brian Becker said that both shows would be hitting the road again soon. But next time, the Roy Orbison tour will also include a performance by a hologram of Buddy Holly, and BASE has dubbed the effort “The Rock’ N’ Roll Dream Tour.“ This news comes as another company, Eyellusion, has wrapped up tours by the digital likenesses of rock legends Frank Zappa and Ronnie James Dio. According to CEO and founder Jeff Pezzuti, the response from fans exceeded expectations.“Each night, after [‘Dio Returns’], I would stand by the exit and ask the fans what they thought,” he said. “Most would just say, ‘awesome,’ but others would say, ‘way better than I expected’ or something along those lines.” Of course, you don’t have to take Pezzuti’s word for it. Rolling Stone said of the Zappa show that “the whole thing got a standing ovation at the end” and the heavy metal fan site Metal Injection said of “Dio Returns” that “the show is totally worth attending whether you’ve seen Dio before, and especially if you’ve never got the chance.”  With fans responding positively, it seems safe to say that the hologram tour concept has found a foothold in the entertainment marketplace. Still, it faces two significant challenges. The first is that the technology behind these performances is still in its infancy, which makes the holograms expensive and time consuming to produce. The second and perhaps more daunting hurdle is the assumption on the part of some skeptics that these companies are just exploiting beloved artists for a quick buck. While the technology will likely always have room for improvement, Ronnie James Dio’s widow, Wendy Dio, told CNBC that the skeptics have it all wrong. As the late singer’s former manager and vice president of industry relations for Eyellusion, she was involved in the “Dio Returns” project from the beginning, and she characterized the entire effort behind it as a labor of love for everyone involved. “It’s certainly not something we’re doing for the money,” she said. “It cost over $2 million and took over a year to make this one.“ She said that the first attempt at the Dio hologram, whose price tag was $1 million, simply wasn’t acceptable to her in terms of the way it looked or the way it moved, so Eyellusion scrapped it and started all over again. Those problems have now been ironed out, and the current hologram has what she called her “stamp of approval.“ Neither Jeff Pezzuti of Eyellusion nor Brian Becker of BASE Hologram wanted to disclose too many details about their technology. However, the small amount that Becker revealed indicates that digitally resurrecting a recording artist is no easy feat. “We start with a body double, who works closely with our director to choreograph the performances, and then we take the results of that and go to work on it digitally along with the songs,” he said. “The technology has evolved so the team can for the first time strip out the vocals and separate the tracks from both the orchestra and the other singers. From there it’s marrying that audio with digital and laser imaging, and CGI techniques.“ Now that their tours have come and gone successfully, both companies are looking to 2020. BASE will launch the Whitney Houston tour that year, and Eyellusion will roll out a hologram of classical pianist Glenn Gould, which should prove to be the most technically challenging production yet. “We are isolating his piano tracks, creating the motion capture for the show, and adding all the scenic elements to be displayed on the surrounding LED’s,” Pezzuti of Eyellusion said. “We are about 30% of the way done with the show, and the plan is to begin rehearsal in May. This will also be a new challenge for us, as it will be with an orchestra playing alongside Glenn.” Pezzuti added that once it catches on, he expects this technology to be embraced by musicians who are still with us. After all, the artists of the classic rock era may not want to embark on a 300-day world tour anymore, but their holograms could do it year-round without a complaint.  “Now that the managers, artists, and record labels have seen what we can do, a lot of ideas are being traded between all of us,” he said. “How else are we going to see Led Zeppelin? How else are you going to see the Beatles reunite?”
17 Jul 19
Jason S Steele

Jason: I call bullshit on this list. BULL SHIT for including a Greatest Hits. Brad: Yeah, I don’t think greatest hits should be included either but this won’t be the only one on this list. Jason: Right, our next album up is a greatest hits as well. At least that one has two new songs […]