Bob Marley Musical World Premiere – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
The world premiere of the musical, Marley gets a big thumbs-up, plus Gucci Mane gets sentenced to prison. Get all the details now with Tha Wire.
The first Bob Marley musical is now playing at Baltimore’s Center Stage. The music legends life story is played out on stage during a time when he survived an attempted assassination in Jamaica and went into exile in London.
The musical, simply titled, Marley will focus on the Jamaican icon’s life from 1975-1977 when he recorded some of his most memorable albums, Exodus, Kaya and Rastaman Vibration. That said, Marley will feature several classics from those albums like “Jammin”, “Three Little Birds”, "I Shot the Sheriff" and "No Woman, No Cry."
Playwright/actor/director Kwame Kwei-Armah, teamed up with New York's Public Theater and most importantly Blue Mountain Music, which holds the publishing rights to Marley's catalog, to create the bio-musical. Of course Marley's family is heavily involved as well, playing a role in the production and assisting with the writing to make sure the musical is accurate.
Speaking of which, Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley gave her take on the musical and you can listen to Tha Wire below to hear what she had to say. Plus, find out how long the musical will be run.
Finally Radric Davis best known as rapper Gucci Mane, was sentenced to three years and three months yesterday (August 20th). The rapper will also have three years of travel restricted supervision when he gets released. Gucci was arrested in September last year in Atlanta after threatening to shoot police. The rapper made a plea agreement with federal prosecutors and pled guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
ABC News reports Gucci Mane’s lawyer Drew Findling told them, the 34 year old MC had two requests. Find out what they were now. Listen to Tha Wire now.