Michael Jackson Dance Program For Special Needs

Sources: MJXExpressions | All Things Michael

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Let your kids have an AMAZING time by enrolling them in our exciting Michael Jackson dance classes! Dress like Michael, dance like Michael, perform like Michael! From the Moonwalk to Thriller our students get the ultimate Michael Jackson experience every week in our classes.

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Special Needs Program (Children & Adult) Increase self confidence, better focus and social skills through dance! Learn step-by-step choreography, enjoy fun Michael Jackson exercises, games and more!

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‘This Place Hotel’ By Just Beat It!

Sources: MJWN | Black Pig Productions| All Things Michael

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Here is a wonderful tribute to Michael by Just Beat It with ‘This Place Hotel.’ The group have done a wonderful rendition of the Jacksons 1980 hit recording of ‘This Place Hotel,’ (originally named ‘Heatbreak Hotel.’)

Sounding true to the original song but giving it their own flavour, you may even be forgiven if you think it sounds a little like the man himself, Michael.

 

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Monument To Michael Jackson To Open Rouen Festival

Sources: Tanjug Exactly | All Things Michael

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BELGRADE – The film Monument to Michael Jackson will ceremonially open the 10th anniversary A l”Est, du Nouveau festival of central and Eastern European film in Rouen, France, on Friday, April 17.

Screenwriter and director Darko Lungulov’s creation will be featured in the main, competitive section, with Lungulov to make a guest appearance at the opening ceremony, the producers have announced.

While in Rouen, Lungulov will take part in a panel discussion on the significance of the distribution of European films as one of the best ways of communication and the presence of central and eastern European films in France.

Meanwhile, Monument to Michael Jackson is continuing its US festival tour in April, and will be screened in the main competitive section of the Nashville international festival, the Minneapolis international festival and the Newport Beach international festival in California.

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Detroit Youth Choir To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson

Sources: MLive – By Brandon Champion | All Things Michael

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WHITEHALL, MI — A talented group of young singers will pay tribute to “The King of Pop” at an upcoming concert in Whitehall.

The Mosaic Singers, a group of performers from the Detroit area, will perform several of Michael Jackson’s best-loved songs at the concert titled, “Make that Change: The Music of Michael Jackson.” The performance will be held at the Howmet Playhouse in Whitehall at 7:30 p.m. on April 17.

Beth Beaman, managing director of the Howmet Playhouse, said the performance is one she’s very excited about.

“Once I looked into what Mosaic was doing to bring performance arts opportunities to students in Detroit, I knew we wanted to invite them to West Michigan to share their talents,” she said.

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Founded by Rick Sperling in 1992 to address gaps in Metro Detroit’s arts education, more than 1,000 students from throughout the Metro Detroit are now participate in Mosaic Youth Theater’s ensemble, intermediate training programs and first stage programs each year.

The programs are designed to provide expert training, mentoring and opportunity to young actors, singers and stage technicians while fostering a culture of high expectations, active participation and acceptance that serves students in their lives beyond the stage.

“Our young artists master challenging traditional choral selections and immediately transition to the iconic Michael Jackson songs with full choreography,” Sperling said of the upcoming concert in a news release. “It’s a true showcase of their immense talent and we are thrilled to present this to the region.”

The ensemble will also perform a daytime concert performed for eighth and ninth grade students from Montague and Whitehall Public Schools. The performance titled “Speak for Yourself,” tackles subjects of race and prejudice and will include a talk-back with the performers.

Both performances are made possible through financial support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.

Tickets for each of these shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at Whitehall City Hall or the door. Call 231-894-4048 or visit www.howmetplayhouse.org for more information.

 

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Michael Jackson Continues To Inspire With Musical Message

Sources: Elpaisano – By Alyssa Lopez | All Things Michael

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A staff writer for the Elpaisano student news paper for Rio Hondo College, has written an article entitled, “Tarnished Reputation of Pop Music.” She talks about how the sexual messages of pop music has cheapened this musical genre and uses Michael Jackson as an example of an artist with a positive message.

“Nonetheless, pop hasn’t always been interpreted as solely a sex driven genre.  The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, artfully wrote unique music by incorporating diverse intellectual and emotional lyrics that cover an extensive amount of topics. For instance, naming a few of Jackson’s numerous hit singles – “Thriller” is a horror themed song about zombies and werewolves; “Rock With You” he is expressing emotional feelings as he is dancing with someone he loves; “Man in the Mirror” a political song about the reflection of oneself who must be apart of the movement to improve the world’s problems.

Overall, The King of Pop has perfectly exemplified that pop music can be a creative and inspiring outlet of emotional connectivity. Inspiring his fans worldwide, continuously ’til this day beyond his death. “

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Tony Succar And Jean Rodriguez Talk ‘Unity’ Tribute Album, The King of Pop And More

Sources: Music Times – By Taylor Napoli | All Things Michael

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Michael Jackson‘s hit songs take on a Latin flare in Tony Succar‘s Unity tribute album coming out tomorrow (April 14). The project began in 2011 when Succar launched a Kickstarter campaign after being inspired from a Latin version of “Thriller” he recorded. Unity features eight other Latin artists alongside Succar, playing some of Jackson’s most popular songs, such as “I Want You Back,” “Man in the Mirror” and “Smooth Criminal,” the lead single off of the album.

“I first started by listening to the whole discography,” Succar said. “And every song that would give me goose bumps, I would sort of set apart. Then after that I would listen to the melody and try to see how it would fit into the Latin rhythms. And whatever song that would fit right, then I would choose that one and start tackling it and seeing how I could arrange it.”

Succar has been a fan of Jackson since he was young and sees the late icon’s music as a “universal language.” The inspiration behind the album comes from the messages that Jackson’s music conveys.

“Those iconic messages that speak about change,” Succar explained. “It’s not only about love and good things in life, but about making it better for everybody.”

Succar and those featured on the album — including Jean Rodriguez, who sings “Smooth Criminal” and “Billie Jean” — hope to adapt the project for a live platform on tour and might even expand the Unity concept to other artists.

“I think of Unity, not just as a record, or even a tour, I see it more of like a movement of this concept, which is getting the Afro-Latin roots and combining it with great legendary music that’s universal.”

Be sure to check out Unity: Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson when it drops tomorrow and watch Music Times‘ full interview with Succar and Rodriguez below.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Sources: Cleveland.com | All Things Michael

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Inductees: The Bee Gees; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash; the Jackson 5; Joni Mitchell; Parliament-Funkadelic; the (Young) Rascals; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; Sydney Nathan

Argue if you want about disco, but there’s not doubt The Bee Gees were part of class in 1997. The event featured some of the best performers/songwriters of all time. It was also an interesting year for Stephen Stills, who pulled double duty. He was inducted with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

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Inductees: Aerosmith, Solomon Burke, the Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Ritchie Valens, James Burton, Johnnie Johnson, Chris Blackwell

If you removed the biggest act from the 2001 class, you’d still have one heck of an inductees list focused on acts like Aerosmith, Queen and Paul Simon. Just consider Michael Jackson, the biggest pop star of all time, the cherry on top.

 

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Thriller Live Breaks Another West End Record

Sources: Indie London | All Things Michael

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Thriller Live, which is currently booking at the Lyric Theatre until April 17, 2016, has smashed another long-running West End record.

Last night, Sunday, April 12, 2015, the production played its 2,619th performance in the West End and passed the original 1960 version of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! to become the 18th Longest Running West End Musical Of All Time.

And the show has yet another long-running Wet End record in its sight later this year. On Sunday, December 13, at its 2,901st show, Thriller Live will pass Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1978 hit Evita to become the 17th Longest Running West End Musical Of All Time.

The celebrations were led by Former 5 Star lead vocalist and Brit Award-winner Denise Pearson, who made her West End debut in the show in the original cast. She was back in the show yesterday as lead female vocalist – for one day only!

Producers Paul Walden and Derek Nicol said in a statement today: “This is yet another amazing milestone in the history of our show. It is only truly exceptional shows that run this long in the West End and we are grateful to the fans of Michael Jackson, his music and phenomenal dance moves, who have taken the show to their hearts. It is an honour for us to keep the music of Michael Jackson alive and to bring it fresh and new to the next generation of theatregoers.”

Thriller Live continues to set and break records and new territories around the globe. To date it has now performed to standing ovations in 30 countries from South Korea to Norway, South America to China, Australia and New Zealand. A new UK and European tour will launch in the autumn.

Thriller Live brings to life on stage the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five with distinctive high-energy dancing and the pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits. The show blends eye-popping video footage and effects together with dazzling choreography by the show’s award-winning director Gary Lloyd.

Thriller Live was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary. It is produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.

 

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