HamilDrop: Ben Platt & Lin Manuel Miranda Mashup “Found Tonight”
FOR THE KIDS
Found Tonight with Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt and all of Troupe 10036
I’m an ardent fan.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an amazing talent.
His Puerto Rican roots make it even more significant for me.
He has shown immense interest in social causes.
Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor and singer known for originating the role of the title character in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, a performance for which he has won numerous awards.
Here you have two amazing talents joined for a common cause for the future of the children of this nation.
A song dedicated to the ‘March for our Lives’ movement.
This is for students and young leaders everywhere.
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March 19, 2018 by Jenny Singer
The heart-stopping anthem released on Monday, March 19, by Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt to celebrate the “March For Our Lives” gun violence prevention actions this weekend needs no introduction, only some background.
The three-minute song, “Found Tonight,” mashes up Miranda’s “Story Of Tonight” from his smash musical “Hamilton” and the song “You Will Be Found,” from Platt’s star turn in “Dear Evan Hansen,” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
This means the song draws from one story about teenage revolutionaries, and another about teens triumphing over despair.
The song begins with a rewritten line from “Hamilton” – instead of “we may not live to sing our glory,”
Platt sings, “we may not yet have reached our glory.”
All the proceeds from downloads of the song go to “March For Our Lives,” a gun violence prevention demonstration that will take place on March 24 in Washington DC.
Platt’s extraordinary gift for vulnerability and vocal sublimity are on display here, as is Miranda’s once-in-a-generation passion.
The undying spirit against adversity. My heart and soul have been aching since Hurricane María battered my country. The days after have been sadder as images come out of the utter devastation of a beautiful Caribbean Island.
The Puerto Rican spirit is battered but not broken after Maria.
“I would much rather be writing a song than jumping up and down and making noise.” Miranda said. He continued,
“And if the government’s response were commensurate with the people’s spirit and compassion we’d be on the road to recovery and ending this crisis so much faster.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the musical “Hamilton,” has teamed up with Latin singers to create a touching song for Hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.
The Tony Award winner, 37, created “Almost Like Praying” in response to the severe need to relief in Puerto Rico, after islanders were left without running water, generators, food or electricity.
Miranda assembled an all-star cast of artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, among others.
Proceeds of the track titled, “Almost Like Praying,” will go to the Hispanic Federation’s Hurricane Relief Fund, which is also working with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to help bring supplies to Puerto Rico.
The municipalities of Puerto Rico number seventy-eight incorporated towns and cities. Each municipality is led by a mayor and divided into barrios, though the latter are not vested with any political authority.
Every municipality is governed by the Autonomous Municipalities Act of 1991 which establishes that every municipality must have a strong mayor with a municipal legislature.
Every town in Puerto Rico is mentioned in this song.
The mastery of combining these names with the undertone of West Side Story’s María isn’t lost on any Puerto Rican.
Johns Creek nine-year-old Angelica Hale surprised the audience on night two with a super mature voice for her age
Angelica Hale was the “girl on fire” when she performed Tuesday night, July 18, on America’s Got Talent.
The nine-year-old, who hails from Atlanta, Georgia, blew away the judges with her powerful performance of “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys’ hit from 2012.
Having delivered a flawless rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” earlier in the season, Hale admitted she was nervous but excited. Though it didn’t show as her rousing performance had the crowd on its feet.
Her back story: when she was four years old, she lost her kidney function after double pneumonia. Fortunately, her mom provided her daughter a kidney and she has thrived.
Kidney Transplant Survivor
As Angelica covered Alicia Keys’ “This Girl Is On Fire”.
I’ve been re-discovering the history of my country, Puerto Rico. As I’m going through that process, I’ve thought about other countries which could have experienced similar events as a result of the endless desire of the United States to be a global empire.
My gut was correct!
One of the countries whose history I want to review and research is Hawaii. I found this interesting video that explains concisely some of the information that I’ve been searching for.
Always remember, there’s truth in yest!
I worked on the Puerto Rico video; here’s the Hawaii one mentioned by the creators.
~Hola amigos, here is our latest Honest Government Ad~
After the Visit Hawai’ i video, SO many Boricuas asked us to make one about the current situation in Puerto Rico; I’ve never received so many requests for a video – so we just had to do it!
I was fortunate to be able to chat and consult with a dozen of them over the past month, men and women of various ages … and whilst they had different views on statehood vs independence, they all agreed on one thing:
that Puerto Rico is a US colony.
That’s why I decided to focus on this (rather than weigh in on the subject of political status, which is for Boricuas to decide).
A star-studded Pavarotti & Friends for War Child documents a 1996 summer concert for the children of Bosnia, which was hosted by Luciano Pavarotti and featured a lineup designed to bridge the classical/pop divide.
Eclecticism, rendered with more good nature than real accomplishment, is the key characteristic of this mixed bag of performers gathering together in Modena, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti’s hometown, for a benefit concert for Bosnian children.
Child soldiers, children who are used in war, as soldiers or in combat support
Refugee, children who are refugees of war
War children, a child born to a native parent and a parent belonging to a foreign military force
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