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Biographic - Sunday June 9, 2019 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Biographic - Sunday June 9, 2019 Comic Strip
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When projection technology put the late Tupac Shakur onstage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the performance made headlines the world over. It was the catalyst for a trend that has revolutionized the music business, putting 'Hologram' re-creations of some of the most beloved stars of yesteryear back onstage to perform for fans old and new! The illusions dates back to 1858, when British engineer Henry Dircks discovered that projecting an image off a sheet of glass propped at a 45-degree angle creates a ghostly effect. Four years later, the illusion was used for a performance of Charles Dickens' "The Haunted Man" and has since been used everywhere from Disney's Haunted Mansion theme park ride to 1971's James Bond movie "Diamonds Are Forever." Following the 48th annual Grammy awards in 2006, when Gorillaz performed as a cartoon band onstage with Madonna, tv viewers were amazed when Celine Dion took tp the "American Idol" stage and appeared to duet with Elvis Presley. The technology continued to improve and was increasingly used to present other artists. In 2014, six years after his death, a hologram Michael Jackson moonwalked across the stage at the Billboard Music Awards. More recently, the illusion has been employed to simulate performances by artists as diverse as opera legend Maria Callas, diminutive rocker Ronnie James Dio and avant-garde music maker Frank Zappa. Among the luminaries who will grace the concert stage in hologram form in 2019 are Swedish superstars Abba and the late greats Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison.