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The Decemberists & Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Ben Franklin’s Song”

The Decemberists have put to music an unused set of lyrics that Lin-Manuel Miranda originally wrote for Hamilton. As the band explains in a post on their…
James Rettig, Stereogum / December 15, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Return to Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has been outspoken about supporting his ancestral country Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. He'll continue to do so by starring…
Brian Josephs / November 8, 2017

Watch Chance the Rapper, The National, Nas and More Perform at The Obama Foundation Summit Concert

The Obama Foundation Summit--a conference of sorts that encourages community leaders and entrepreneurs to "give back, get involved, and recognize that they, too, have the power…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 2, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Puerto Rico Benefit Song “Almost Like Praying,” Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, More

Lin-Manuel Miranda has released a new star-studded ensemble track called "Almost Like Praying" to benefit relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. All…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 6, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Trump Is “Going Straight to Hell” for Puerto Rico Comments

Early Saturday morning, Donald Trump responded to pleas for help from San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz by personally attacking her and the people of…
Taylor Berman / September 30, 2017

Riz MC Stars in New Video for Hamilton Mixtape’s “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”

Hamilton will make its Los Angeles premiere this August. There's an ongoing promotional contest, and now, a new music video from the 23-track mixtape. Lin-Manuel Miranda went on…
Brian Josephs / June 28, 2017

Hamilton Has Found a New Way to Bore Into Your Brain

Hamilton, unlike its namesake, won't die. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Tony Award-winning show is making its Los Angeles premiere this August, and to celebrate, he started a…
Brian Josephs / June 27, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Didn’t Like this Listicle About Hamilton Being Annoying

Yesterday, the Observer published "The 14 Lines in Hamilton That Are a Little Bit Annoying," a listicle criticizing Hamilton nearly two years after the Broadway opening. In response, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda followed Observer writer Dana…
Brian Josephs / March 22, 2017

Jay Z to Co-Produce Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights

Before blowing up with his overpriced masterwork Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a musical called In the Heights. Focused on the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, the play was…
Brian Josephs / February 28, 2017

Oscars 2017: Watch All of the Performances from Last Night’s Show

This year's Academy Awards will always be remembered for the La La Land/Moonlight Best Picture fiasco, but there were also some entertaining performances by some of the music industry's…
Geena Kloeppel / February 27, 2017

Oscars 2017: Lin-Manuel Miranda Misses EGOT As La La Land Sweeps Music Awards

As we moved toward the end of the 89th Academy Awards broadcast, that feeling that La La Land was going to start winning all the awards sunk in. Given that…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 26, 2017

Oscars 2017: Watch Auli’i Cravalho and Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform “How Far I’ll Go”

Auli'i Cravalho and Lin-Manuel Miranda took the Oscars stage to perform "How Far I'll Go," a song the latter wrote for Moana. Miranda is nominated for Original…
Rob Arcand / February 26, 2017

New Music: Stream The Hamilton Mixtape Now

If you're one of those people who haven't seen Hamilton but would give your right ventricle to, you can get one step closer, spiritually, by…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 2, 2016

Federal and State Congressmen are Cracking Down on Ticket Bots With Hamilton-Inspired Legislation

Yesterday, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo passed a bill which raised penalties for scalpers and those who use automated systems to buy huge swatches…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 1, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Drunk History Is the Closest You’ll Get to Seeing Hamilton

The Nightly Show isn't coming back, but Comedy Central offered a decent consolation by way of last night's Drunk History. Anyone who can't afford Hamilton tickets (which probably…
Brian Josephs / November 30, 2016
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