Imagine the level of skill and confidence it takes to lead an orchestra comprised of 75 musicians who have devoted their entire lives to music. Sounds intimidating, right? Now imagine what it’s like to do that at the young age of 11.
Hamilton came under a fair share of controversy after Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in attendance on Nov. 19 and was met with boos from the audience and a plea for equality form the cast. As a result, President-Elect Donald Trump demanded an apology and his supporters threatened to boycott the highly successful Broadway production.
Their efforts may have backfired as the musical broke records by making $3.3 million over the next week after only putting on eight performances.
Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police.
The state of Missouri tied its own record for the most executions in a year when they put a man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in 1994 early Wednesday.
Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre, minutes after receiving a lethal injection. Missouri has executed nine prisoners in 2014.
A man has created an online petition to put an end to what he calls the degradation of blacks by record labels.
The petition, started by Kenneth Paulk, calls for record companies to no longer allow artists to create disrespectful music.