Win Tickets To See Thriller Live

Sources: The Star | All Things Michael

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The musical celebration of Michael Jackson charts the different eras in the singer’s illustrious career.

Can you remember the last time you went for a thriller of a concert and everyone just wanted to rock with you?

Well, if you haven’t, it’s time you did with Thriller Live, a musical celebration of the late Michael Jackson.

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Hailing from the West End, this high-octane showstopper will open at the Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, on March 19, and is set to get the Malaysian crowd up on its feet with a mix of favourites from the Jackson 5 and solo MJ material, including ABC, Bad, Billie Jean, Blame It On The Boogie, I Want You Back, Rock With You, Smooth Criminal, The Way You Make Me Feel and, of course, Thriller.

“The show is a journey through Michael Jackson’s music. It’s presented in the style of a musical celebration and people will leave feeling like they’ve been on an incredible ride through the work of this remarkable artist,” shared the show’s Australian-born musical director John Maher in an e-mail interview.

Conceived by British writer/producer Adrian Grant, a long-time associate of Jackson, the international-scale production has toured 28 countries since 2009 and features over 50 performers.

Grant was the man behind the Annual Michael Jackson Celebration in London, which started in 1991 and ran for 10 years.

In 2006, Grant, the author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary, developed the tribute show further and created Thriller Live, which previewed at the Dominion Theatre in London before touring Britain in 2007.

It even received blessings from Jackson himself!

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Thriller Live became the 20th longest-running musical (in the West End) last October, among musical legends like Phantom Of The Opera and Cats.

It has extended its booking period once more at the Lyric Theatre in London, dancing on to September 2015.

“I think what keeps people coming and people coming back is it’s infectiousness. The music is so catchy and enjoyable,” added Maher.

The international touring cast of Thriller Live, which is set to impress Kuala Lumpur, is nothing short of spectacular, too.

So, how does one cast someone to play the King of Pop? There is possibly no one in this world that could fill Jackson’s shoes.

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“Michael Jackson was such a unique talent. I decided from day one that I didn’t want the show to be a straight tribute performance with one impersonator.

“I wanted to take the audience on a journey and display all of Michael Jackson’s different personas and talent on stage,” said Grant in a separate interview.

Five performers in Thriller Live, including a zestful talent for the early Jackson 5 hits, a soulful singer, the pop star, a rock sensation and a female singer, will represent the various high points in Jackson’s storied career.

“We want to capture the different elements in Michael Jackson’s musical personality. We are not interested in vocal impersonators. We look for people who have an understanding of Michael Jackson’s music but who can also bring something of themselves to the songs,” explained Maher.

“It’s extraordinarily difficult to get Michael Jackson’s music right – both for the musicians and the singers. You can play all the notes but getting the feel of it right is difficult. It’s all about the rhythm, it’s all about the groove of his music. With the singers, it’s diabolically hard,” he added.

The Jackson 5 with the young MJ taking centre stage, as Motown label owner Berry Gordy once famously said, would exemplify “bubblegum soul.”

For Thriller Live, a youthful cast of performancers is important in lifting the songs by the Jackson 5 and some of Michael’s early solo performances.

A useful backstory is always handy — Thriller Live, charts the Jackson 5’s early pop years right to the 1970s-era where the quintet earned critical respectability.

Nevertheless, the solo Michael Jackson career is where the heart of this show truly lies, with hits from albums like Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad and Dangerous bringing to light his pop genius.

The biggest pull factor, for Maher at least, are Jackson’s songs, Man In The Mirror(from MJ’s Bad album in 1987) being his favourite.

“It has everything. It’s a wonderful piece of music. It’s enormously invigorating and uplifting, and I think it captures Michael at one of his many peaks.

“It’s about as close to perfect as a song can be, I think. It’s one I particularly look forward to playing every night,” he enthused.

Maher pointed out that some of the songs would get a different treatment from the originals.

“Michael was a musical chameleon, and we try to reflect that in our approach. People will hear all the songs they love, but they’ll get a few surprises, too,” he concluded.

Thriller Live surely gives reason to celebrate one of the greatest performers the world has ever seen.

WIN TICKETS!

Thriller Live runs at Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, March 19–25 at 8.30pm; plus 3pm weekend matinees on March 21 and 22. The show is presented by Milestone Production, with Star Publications (M) Bhd as the media partner.

Tickets are RM538, RM468, RM398, RM298, RM168 and RM128. Go toTicketCharge or call 03-9222 8811.

For details, go to milestone-entertainment.com.

 

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HSO Hosting Dance Contest For ‘Music Of Michael Jackson’ Concert

Sources: CT Now – By Mary Ellen Fillo | All Things Michael

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How are your moonwalking skills? If they are good you could find yourself on the Bushnell Stage.

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is inviting dancers of all ages to enter an online contest for the chance to perform during the song “Beat It” when HSO presents “The Music of Michael Jackson on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, part of the HSO’s 2014-2015 Pops! Series, sponsored by United Technologies, features guest artist James Delisco and guest conductor Brent Havens.

To enter, post a video of yourself dancing to one of Michael Jackson’s hits on HSO’S Facebook page. The video that receives the most “likes” wins the opportunity to perform “Beat It” during the concert with Delisco, two tickets to the concert, and a backstage meet-and-greet with Delisco. Deadline to submit videos is Feb. 23.

For more information emailinfo@hartfordsymphony.org.

 

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Celebrate Michael Jackson’s Artistry With ‘Thriller Live’ (Contest)

Sources: The Star | All Things Michael

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Enter our online contest to win tickets to Thriller Live, the high-energy Michael Jackson musical extravaganza from London’s West End!

Get ready to be astounded all over again by the music and artistry of Michael Jackson when Thriller Live, the two-hour song-and-dance extravaganza from London’s West End, comes to Kuala Lumpur this March for the first time.

Presented by Milestone Productions at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, from Mar 19 to 25, Thriller Live features an amazing cast performing electric musical interpretations of MJ’s most memorable pop moments, complete with his high-energy choreography and classic pop anthems such as Beat It and Thriller.

Named after Thriller, Jackson’s best-selling second solo album, Thriller Live has played over 5,000 shows in London, as well as 28 countries all around the world and is currently the 20th longest-running show in West End history.

Audiences will be treated to spectacular costumes, special effects, and signature dance routines choreographed by award-winning Man In The Mirror director, Gary Lloyd, plus additional choreography by five-time MTV award-winning La Velle Smith Junior.

Thriller Live contest

Win tickets to watch Thriller Live by entering the online contest. A total of 50 pairs of tickets are up for grabs. The online contest will end on Feb 28.

Thriller Live, presented by Milestone Production, with Star Publications (M) Bhd as the media partner, takes centre stage at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, from March 19 to 25. For ticket information, call Ticket Charge at 03-9222 8811 or visit the website.

 

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Denver Mayor Sings Praises Of Motown: The Musical – See Chance To Win Trip/Tickets

Sources: CBS | All Things Michael

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DENVER (CBS4) – It’s the music that you grew up with, and now it’s a Broadway musical that’s headed to Denver.

“Motown: The Musical” is the story behind some of the biggest musical groups and solo singers of the 1950s and 1960s. It’s the music that shaped a generation and now it’s playing out on stage.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told CBS4 that he and his wife saw the show on Broadway in New York. He called it phenomenal.

“It’s just a moment in time in music that’s defied time … crossed every racial, ethnic and religious boundary ever set in this world,” Hancock said.

When he got to Denver after seeing the musical, Hancock said that he immediately contacted the Denver Center Attractions to get the show here. He said that the deal was already in the works.

“Motown: The Musical” is the story of how Barry Gordy found and promoted some of the biggest musical acts in the United States. The show explores Gordy’s relationships with stars like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. It features more than 40 classic songs, including “What’s Going On,” “Dancing in the Street,” “I Heard It through the Grapevine,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “My Girl.”

“‘My Girl’ by the Temptations is my favorite song from Motown. Loved all the music, but ‘My Girl’ resonates because it’s one that’s just crossed every genre, every geographic boundary … every limit in society,” Hancock explained.

He’s pretty clear on his favorite Motown act also.

“Without question, The Temptations. Closely followed by The Jackson 5. We all grew up with the Jackson 5. Certainly, Michael Jackson … the greatest entertainer of all time. But when it comes down to music that lasts forever you’ve got to go with The Temptations,” Hancock said.

What is your favorite Motown song or act? CBS4 in partnership with Denver Center Attractions is looking for Motown’s Biggest Fan. Winners will get tickets to the musical when it comes to Denver, and a grand prize winner will get a trip for two to Boston to see the show from Feb. 9– 11. We want you to put together your best Motown selfie or video and upload it to CBSDenver.com. The deadline for entry is Jan. 30. Winners will be chosen Feb. 2.

“Motown: The Musical” comes to The Buell Theatre March 31 through April 19. Tickets are on sale now.

 

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Win A Pairs Of Tickets To Motown The Musical At The Boston Opera House

Sources: The Bay State Banner | All Things Michael

Win a pair of tickets to the January 27th show

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It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is coming to the Boston Opera House January 27 through February 15. Get tickets at BroadwayInBoston.com or by calling 800-982-278.

Click here to enter contest.

 

 

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE AND THE BEATLES’ LOVE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – IT’S A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO MUSIC ICONS”

Sources: Sohh | Edited By – All Things Michael

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It’s the time of the year when you have to dig into your pockets and go for broke in an effort to make friends and family happy. SOHH and getFRUSH once again have you covered this holiday month with cool gadgets, gear and some free stuff you need ASAP!

Today, check out the top five reasons you need to head out to Las Vegas this holiday season and experience two awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil shows featuring the music from two of the most iconic names in the music industry; Michael Jackson ONE and The Beatles LOVE. Log on to cirquedusoleil.com for a special ticket package now. [Make sure to read each reason to win your own MJ One/Beatles Love prize pack!]

Reason 1: It’s MJ

What better way to celebrate the greatest pop icon of all time? This immersive musical experience represents everything Michael was about with the glamor, energy and spectacle all in one place. MJ has left a legacy of music and this is an opportunity to embrace it.

[Get your prize pack now! Keep reading.]

Reason 2: It’s Vegas

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Winter is officially here but just because it’s cold doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Give yourself a reason to head out to Las Vegas and not blow all of your earnings at the casino. Peep the MJ One and/or The Beatles Love special one of these nights this winter!

Reason 3: Showtime!

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Michael Jackson ONE is a sonic, tonic fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that takes the audience on an immersive journey through the music and spirit of Michael Jackson. Even better than that is The Beatles Love show. We all love Paul McCartney but experience what all of the members meant to the music biz in this amazing spectacle! It’s a heartfelt tribute to music icons!

Reason 4: Surround Sound!

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Driven by Michael’s powerful, multi-layered music – heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment – ONE takes the audience through a series of seamless visual and musical tableaux, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming.

Reason 5: Endless Dancers!

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In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael’s spirit is channeled through the vibrant energy of the cast of 63 dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration.ONE is heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.

WIN YOUR PRIZE PACK COURTESY OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, GETFRUSH.COM & SOHH.COM!

Click here to enter

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Win A Jackson 5 Album Signed By Michael!

Sources: The Jacksons Facebook | Edited By – All Things Michael

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The Jackson 5 Days of Christmas! COMING TODAY on Facebook!

Each day until midnight December 25th, 2014 we will post a 3 second clip for you to identify and here’s what you do…

Starting today, watch out for the 1st post of 5! Reply to the clip with a voice message and tell us the name of the song.

Step 1: Click the post and Play the 3 second clip (you will be automatically signed in)
Step 2: Reply to the clip with a voice message* and tell us the name of the song
Step 3: Hurry! Contest ends 11:59 Pacific Standard Time on December 25th, 2014

Get ALL 5 clips correct, and you will be entered to win an Autographed Album!
Winner will be announced Friday January 16th, 2015.

Day 1: Jackson’s SuperFans! This is audio clip 1 of 5. Reply with a voice beep and guess the tune to get entered to win a rare autographed album! Contest is open to the World! Click here to listen and reply.

Bonus: Attention Jackson SuperFans! For today only, share this post with the hashtag ‪#‎J5DayOfXmas‬ and we’ll give you an extra entry into the draw! http://www.atthebeep.com/beeps/lpqwMYavLw

Check the Jackson’s Facebook page daily so you don’t miss out!

(*you must leave a voice message to qualify)

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

For full details, click here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-jacksons/the-jackson-5-days-of-christmas-details/864479216917576

The Winner Of Satin Kisses Is…..

Sources: Saddle Up Therapeutic Riding Stables | Poli Bruckner

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It was a beautiful day for the party. Everyone had a great time. Santa pulled the winning ticket for Satin Kisses.. The winner is………..

Louise Greer!!!!

Thank you all for supporting this raffle and a HUGE THANK YOU to Debbie Rowe for donating this beautiful horse.

Have a wonderful holiday season.

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