I have to wonder who will make up the audience. Although I'm sure he is talented, Liberace is not my favorite performer. Surely, his appeal is limited to the aging population.
A simulated version of the late pianist will be resurrected by some of the same people who staged Coachella’s holographic Tupac Shakur. I hadn't heard about this, nor do I know who they're talking about. Research showed a hologram was made of the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, who performed onstage during the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.
By definition, a hologram is a three-dimensional image, created with photographic projection. The term is taken from the Greek words holos (whole) and gramma (message). Unlike 3-D or virtual reality on a two-dimensional computer display, a hologram is a truly three-dimensional and free-standing image that does not simulate spatial depth or require a special viewing device.
Long ago the concept was shown on sci.fi. movies and television in shows like Star Trek & Star Wars, where the person in the hologram could communicate in real time.
Oddly, Hologram USA’s hologram is not technically a hologram. For Tupac’s appearance as well as the company’s subsequent displays, they reportedly relied on a decades-old illusion called Pepper’s Ghost.
Pepper's ghost is a technique used in theater, haunted houses, dark rides, and magic tricks. The illusion has a long history, dating into the 16th century, and remains widely performed today.
This technology has been updated with new software and projection techniques. See the full Liberace story at The Guardian.
If you could watch a performer from the past, who would it be?