Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
8/17/2003 8:26:38 AM
Tags and topics realted to this article include 2Pac and Afeni Shakur.
I'm not sure how many of you are aware that there is only 1 'Official' 2Pac website. It is run by Afeni Shakur and family.
There is alot of good information there. Like the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts Update. The family starts the update with this statement------"We need your prayers, ideas, & financial support as we build the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for Arts (TASCA) to offer all types of artists (entertainers, educators, recreational, theatrical, etc) around the world a place to unite and network with one another. In addition, the Center will honor the work of Tupac and his enormous impact on the world. Visitors will be able to better understand the calling on Tupac's life through the Museum & Art Gallery."
"The site is situated on a beautiful wooded 10 acre property complete with a onsite lake.The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts will be located in Stone Mountain (suburban Atlanta), Georgia were most of his family has lived for nearly a decade and where Tupac owned a home shortly before his murder.The Center will be built in three phases."
"PHASE 1- Visitor Center
Tupac Museum/Art Gallery, Learning Center, & Screening Room
The first phase of the Center will feature an interactive museum showcasing highlights from 2PAC's public life and never before released personal belongings, an art gallery, community meeting space, & classrooms. A screening room is planned as a part of the museum and will feature film premeries, video history on Tupac, & special taped messages from friends & supporters of Tupac. Phase One of the Center is slated for completion in 2003!
Phase 2- Tupac Theater
The Centerpiece will be a 300-400-seat theater.
The theater will be available for plays, productions, and film premiers among other things.
Phase 3- Artist Village & Peace Garden
Near the lake located on the property an area where artists from various genres (painters, sculptures, writers, etc) can develop pieces for display at the Tupac Museum/Art Gallery. A landscaped peace garden will be designed as a place of reflection "
I encourage you to visit this site and learn about what they are trying to do. We all say we rep'ing for Tupac; well it's time to stand up and help build this. Help make this a reality for the future generations. We need to do our part to uplift Tupac's legacy.
I urge you to visit this site and see what they are doing, and do as much as you can to make this a reality. And don't forget to take part in the poll they are running there. And notice the the news update that reads--"In honor of 2PAC's B-day, his ashes were official put to rest in a moving ceremony! Details forthcoming." We will surely have updates on this when they are available.
PLEASE visit http://www.2paclegacy.com/2pachome.asp
After your 'visit' , come back here and leave your comments and spread the word. This really needs to be a reality-----for all of us.-------------One Love, Robert
* As a post script to this , I want to add this address- http://www.2paclegacy.com/2pachome.asp . Turn the player off at the top and then click the "Dear Mama' tab.
In the lower right hand corner you will see " View the new video interview with Alfeni Shakur". I highly recomend that you take time to watch it. It has alot of Tupac pictures and the words his mother speaks are moving. If you can view this interview and not want to help in this venture, please do not call yourself a Tupac fan.
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