Friday, 19 December 2014

Liberace lives!



You couldn't make it up.

From The Guardian:
Liberace is set to tour the world as a hologram. A simulated version of the late pianist will be resurrected by some of the same people who staged Coachella’s holographic Tupac Shakur, with a début performance scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.

“This is a major step in the evolution of this medium for entertainment,” Hologram USA’s Alki David said in a press release. The show will be so “lifelike”, he predicted, that “the room will be filled with all of the great singer’s charm and charisma”.

The cyber Liberace will also be able to interact with audience members. “You’ll feel the warmth from his heart, the sparkle of his eye and the pure lightning from his fingertips,” explained Jonathan Warren, chairman of the Liberace Foundation.

The Liberace Foundation is a full partner in Hologram USA’s plans, loaning the company the footage and artefacts that will allow them to create their hologram.

The date of holo-Liberace’s Las Vegas premiere will be announced “very soon”, organisers said. Described as a “full-scale, long-running” show, the high-tech soiree will later be “roll[ed] out across the USA and … globally”.
To quote the saintly Lee himself:"You can have either the Resurrection or you can have Liberace. But you can't have both."

2 comments:

  1. Truly, the End Times are upon us.

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    1. Imagine if the Liberace holograms went renegade, like something out of I, Robot? The world overrun by overdone Chopin renditions and sequins?

      Actually, come to think of it, that wouldn't be all that bad. Jx

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