Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Kanye West Next Stop for Sunday Service: An “Opera” at the Hollywood Bowl, Tickets at $1,000 Plus


Kanye West is in his manic period. He declared himself the greatest artist ever, as decreed by God. He spent Sunday with televangelist Joel Osteen.

Now Kanye has announced he’s producing an “opera” called “Nebuchadnezzar” on Sunday November 24th at the Hollywood Bowl. Seats are up to at least $1,000 on Stubhub.com. Religion pays. Kanye has figured out a way to make money well beyond sneakers or downloads.

The “opera” will be directed by Vaneesa Beecroft, the Italian avant garde artist Kanye has worked with in the past. She mixes fashion and music, sort of like “Sprockets.” She’s put on Kanye’s odd beige runway shows for his ill fitting clothing. Now they’re taking on Jesus, who is King. Although, really, for Kanye, Cash is King.

Sounds like Kanye will be sampling Puccini’s “Nabucco,” about the longest-reigning monarch of the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Babylon. His fans will think he wrote it, Puccini’s dead so there’s no sampling fee, and maybe he’ll get Nabisco to underwrite it with Ritz crackers.

There’s a sucker born every minute. And Kanye’s finding them, one at a time.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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