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Weird Al Endures

New Yorker (blog) - 14 Jul 2014
The last time that “Weird Al” Yankovic seemed to enjoy cultural relevance as a parody artist may simply have been the last time that you were twelve years old. For me, that puts it at his album “Bad Hair Day,” from 1996, which featured the song “Amish ...
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Weird Al's New Tour Rocks Ithaca

Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun - 17 Mar 2018
Growing up as I did (with a father who loved to constantly relive his glory days), I listened to Weird Al a lot. I watched the music video to “Trapped in the Drive-Thru” a million times, played “Virus Alert” on my iPod shuffle and knew all the lyrics ...
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The 'Weird Al Yankovic of Drag' Gets an Extreme Home Makeover

New York Times - 13 Mar 2018
ALTADENA, Calif. — Jackie Beat is the grand poobah of drag comedy, West Coast division: a twisted mistress of highly clever lowbrow song parodies, a fearless maestro of “wait, it gets worse” standup clowning, a jokester who has put words in Joan ...
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'Weird Al' gets original at CFA

University at Buffalo The Spectrum - 15 Mar 2018
After a night of deep cuts and non-singles, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave the Center for the Arts a taste of what makes him so weird. When Yankovic's band opened its stripped-down version of “Eat It,” the audience didn't make too much noise. But once ...
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Flashback: 'Weird Al' Yankovic's First Polka Medley - 06 Mar 2018
It was on 1984's "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D in which the first polka medley appeared, "Polkas on 45." It was a parody of "Stars on 45," a truly insane 1981 single that crammed "Sugar Sugar" and no fewer than eight Beatles songs into a disco medley. For ...
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'Weird Al' Yankovic explains how 'Hamilton' led to his new polka

Buffalo News - 07 Mar 2018
For those going to see “Weird Al" Yankovic's show at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts on March 13, you're officially warned that the performance will be a “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity” concert. That's not commentary ...
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Hear 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Breakneck 'Hamilton Polka' Medley - 02 Mar 2018
"Weird Al" Yankovic puts his trademark polka spin on a medley of 'Hamilton' songs in the musical satirist's "The Hamilton Polka." By Daniel Kreps. March 2, 2018. More News. Hear the Decemberists' 'Ben Franklin's Song' From 'Hamilton' Project See Lin ...
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Weird Al's 'The Hamilton Polka' is the newest Hamildrop

The Diamondback - 09 Mar 2018
If you didn't already know, Hamilton is a pretty popular musical. The Tony Award-winning show is continuing its reign into 2018 — almost three years after its Broadway debut — by releasing new content related to the musical in a series called ...
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No parodies, no problem: At the Wilbur, Weird Al's a true original

The Boston Globe - 05 Mar 2018
For the next several months, “Weird Al” Yankovic is on the road with his “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.” He's playing sets almost entirely devoted to his own original songs, not the absurd parodies for which he's known. Not that ...
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Weird Al and Lin-Manuel Miranda Lip Sync 'Hamilton Polka'

Vulture - 03 Mar 2018
In five years when you're sobbing in the back row of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new polka pop musical, you'll remember when it all started. Okay, technically it started when the Hamilton creator grew up on a steady diet of Weird Al parodies, but their joint ...
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'Weird Al' Yankovich Coming To Foxwoods

Hartford Courant - 24 Feb 2018
Weird Al, the bug-eyed, curly-headed, accordion-wielding parodist, has become so successful that some of his songs are likely to eventually be more famous and enduring than the one-time hits that he was ridiculing. (I'm talking about you, Coolio ...
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Weird Al, Blues, and Beer This Weekend Around The D

WDIV ClickOnDetroit - 08 Mar 2018
Our friend Rich Rice the founder of Detroit By Design, a local event planning company, joined us to talk about What's Happening Around the D! This Friday night March 9th is the 12th annual Motor City Blues Festival at the Fox Theater downtown Detroit ...
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“Weird Al” Yankovic Has the Best Tour T-Shirt

Pitchfork - 27 Feb 2018
Tonight, “Weird Al” Yankovic kicks off his 2018 North American tour with a show in Poughkeepsie, New York. Yankovic has dubbed the trek “The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” and a disclaimer on his website reads, “Please note ...

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