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Tupac at Coachella and Other Posthumous Performances

The crowd at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this past weekend was treated to a “live” performance from an artist none of them expected to see up on stage: Tupac Shakur. The rapper – who died in 1996 – joined former collaborators Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre via the use of hologram technology. And it was really well done.

The performance – which is extremely NSFW – can be viewed here:

But Pac’s appearance in the California desert this weekend is definitely not the first time a deceased performer has been brought back to life. Here are a few examples of other notable times:

Here is a video of Celine Dion singing a duet with Elvis Presley a few years ago. But here is a much more interesting video explaining how they did it:

And here’s Fred Astaire dancing with a vacuum:

If there is one man who can put the fear of God into R. Lee Ermey, it would be the Duke:

What other back-from-the-grave performances have you seen?

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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