May 23, 2012 |
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 spokeswoman for the theater company said the show is still in the works and that casting hasn't been announced. She said the production will most likely be a play with sequences featuring Shakur's music. Miller is a member of the Black Ensemble Theater who has appeared in a number of its productions.
March 12, 1995 |
2PAC, "Me Against the World" ( Interscope ) *** 1/2 After assorted legal scrapes, tough-guy rapper Tupac Shakur is now serving up to 4 1/2 years in a New York prison on a sex abuse conviction. In an interview in the current issue of Vibe magazine, he declares himself a changed man--no longer his old gun-toting, weed-smoking persona. On his third--and by far his best--solo album, Shakur, who records under the name 2Pac, already displays moments of changed attitude.
June 25, 2012 |
Digital Domain's virtual version of Tupac Shakur has won a top honor at the world's largest advertising festival. The Venice-based visual effects studio announced Monday that the company had received a Titanium Award at the 59th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for its virtual performance of the late rap star Tupac Shakur. The award, presented Saturday in Cannes, France, recognizes the most groundbreaking work in the creative communications field. "Virtual 2Pac" was chosen by a jury of experts from the world's top advertising agencies as one of the year's most innovative ideas, from an initial field of more than 500 entrants, Digital Domain said in a statement.
September 9, 1996 |
Tupac Shakur, the rap star known for the violence in his lyrics and his life, was in critical condition Sunday after being gunned down in a car-to-car attack just off the jammed Las Vegas Strip. Police said Shakur, 25, was cruising in a five-car convoy with Marion "Suge" Knight, head of Los Angeles-based Death Row Records, when a white Cadillac pulled up next to Knight's black BMW 750 and a man inside opened fire about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sgt.
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May 30, 1998 |
Orlando Anderson--once named by police as a suspect in the Las Vegas slaying of rap star Tupac Shakur--was killed Friday in a gang shootout in Compton that also claimed the life of another man, sources close to the case said. Police withheld formal identification of the victims, saying that the next of kin had yet to be notified.
November 30, 1994
Rap musician Tupac Shakur, in New York to stand trial on sexual molestation charges, was shot during a robbery in Manhattan early Wednesday, police said. Shakur, 22, was shot in the head and groin as he and two friends were about to enter Quad Recording Studio in Midtown Manhattan about 12:30 a.m. EST, New York Police Sgt. James Coleman said. The musician was listed in guarded condition at Bellevue Hospital.