Santiago’s Museo de la Moda Fashion Museum Celebrates The King of Pop

Source: Fibre2Fashion | Museo de la Moda | All Things Michael

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Five years since his death, the aura surrounding Michael Jackson refuses to cease as the late King of Pop continues to allure people through his iconic stage costumes and personal belonging exhibits.

A similar exhibition featuring some memorable costumes worn by the American singer in few of his stage performances and videos have been put up on display at the Museo de la Moda (Museum of Fashion) in Santiago, Chile.

The major attractions of the exhibit include a round neck T-shirt, featuring an angel and a pink heart with an inscription ‘Il n’y a plus que l’amour. Sauf Amour’ (There is only love. Except for Love), which he wore with a red zippered jacket in the Beat It video from his 1982 album Thriller.

The display also features the unforgettable metal studded leather jacket, donned by MJ for the cover shoot of the Dangerous World Tour program (1992-1993). Designed by the singer’s official stylist duo Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, the broad shouldered jacket features a scoop military neck.

Also, a 1974 patchwork detailed denim jacket, sported by Jackson in Ebony magazine’s December 1974 issue, and a 1984 replica doll wearing the legendary musician’s Beat it attire have also become a part of the exhibit.

Read more: http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/fashion-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=165763

Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye And More To Be Inducted Into The 2014 R & B Music Hall Of Fame – August 24

Sources: R & B Museum | All Things Michael

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The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame Museum is recognized as the one and only official institution that honors and memorializes the accomplishments of the many individuals and organizations that have contributed to the Rhythm and Blues genre. Our collection of artifacts and other objects of historical importance will be available for public viewing through permanent and temporary exhibits.

The Museum’s purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate about the various aspects of the world of Rhythm and Blues Music. Artifacts and materials that we have collected and are collecting, are not only owned by the museum but are also borrowed and created for the various displays.

On August 17, 2013 at Cleveland State University in Ohio, many Detroiters and Motown alumni were inducted into the R&BHOF freshman class such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Dramatics, and Jackie Wilson to name a few.

This year’s induction ceremony will be held August 24, in Canton, OH at the Canton Palace Theater, and will include Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, The Whispers, The Funk Brothers, The Sweet Inspiration, Marvin Gaye, Chubby Checker, Norm N. Nite, Deon Dantes, The Delfonics and Gene Chandler.

Confirmed attendees (among others) are Duke Fakir (The Four Tops), Kim Weston, Cissy Houston, Martha Reeves, Joe Jackson, and the families of Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and David Ruffin.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS – $60.00

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Other Induction Events

Pre-Induction Celebrity White Party - August 22 – $25.00

Soul Food Party In the Park – August 23 – Free

FOR INFORMATION CALL 330-454-8172

Read more: http://www.rbhalloffame.com/

Paul McCartney Remembers MJ While Katy Perry Sort of Doesn’t Remember Paul

Source: 997 The Point – By Mike Stanz| All Things Michael

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This is from a couple of weeks ago, but it’s a neat little video clip. Katy Perry and Paul McCartney (who ever thought they would ever share a couch?) were guests on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show.

Katy was trying to salute Paul, but she stumbled a little when she got to “… and the fact that you’re still here today…” Pretty funny the way it worked out.

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And then Paul tells a great story about meeting and working with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and some interesting advice Paul gave him. Check it out…

 

Read more at 997 The Point

In Sync Dance of Auburn Proudly Presents “Michael Jackson vs. The Beatles

Source: In Sync Dance of Auburn | Eventbrite | All Things Michael

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Don’t miss In Sync Dance of Auburn’s annual showcase of talent… ‘Michael Jackson vs. The Beatles.’  In their 17th season of bringing exceptional performances to the stage, enjoy 100+ academy students and your favorite Michael Jackson and Beatles music in a fast-paced dance performance with all original choreography. This show is brought to you with love from the academy students and the creative minds of head Mistress Jessie Krick and her academy staff with 150+ collective years of performing and teaching experience. This show is perfect for all ages.

Dates: (June 28) 2PM – 4PM & 7PM – 9PM, (June 29) 2PM – 4PM

Venue: Bear River High11130 MAGNOLIA RD., Grass Valley, CA 95949

Costs: $10 Adults, $7 Senior & Youth ages 13-18, $5 Child ages 6-12, Age 5 and under FREE

Tickets: Eventbrite

Jackson Family To Open Gift Shop In Gary

Source: Post – Tribune - By Michael Gonzalez  | All Things Michael

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GARY — Michael Jackson and Jackson family fans will soon have a place to get their gear and memorabilia locally, officials say.

A city official confirmed that Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the musical clan, is completing permits to open a business on the city’s near west side.

Trent Jackson, a nephew and traveling companion of Katherine Jackson, said the family will convert the house directly east of the family house at 2300 Jackson St. to a gift shop with plans to open Aug. 15.

The annual Michael Jackson birthday celebration begins two weeks later.

The family will make a formal announcement in the coming weeks, Trent Jackson said, but the house will be a pick-up point for fans who buy merchandise online. There will be no money kept at the house, and the pick-up service will be for those who buy a certain amount of merchandise.

Trent Jackson, who lives in Calabasas, California, with other family members, declined to discuss the dollar amount of the purchases that can be picked up, and he did not offer details on the goods that will be sold.

The Jackson family will reinvest the proceeds into the neighborhood and, possibly, Roosevelt High School, which is directly west of the house.

“We want to keep the block looking nice,” Jackson said. “We want to help out with the neighbors here and help out with the school.”

On Wednesday, on the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Trent Jackson and a woman could be seen cleaning the inside of the proposed shop. The lawn outside the small house is well manicured, and it appears much work has been done on the building. Like 2300 Jackson St., the property is surrounded by a high, black fence.

Chelsea Whittington, Gary’s communication director, could not offer details about the gift shop plans, but she said such a project would be “a great complement to the Fuller Center housing build” in the area later this summer.

From Aug. 24-29, the Fuller Center, a faith-based agency building low-income housing around the world, will host a house-building blitz in Gary, building two new homes and renovating two more.

Read more at the Chicago Post – Tribune

 

Private Footage From The “Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot” Documentary Triggers Lawsuit With The Estate

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – By Eriq Gardner | All Things Michael

Craig Williams seeks to confirm his company has valid rights on unseen footage from a 2007 photo shoot.

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The production company behind Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot has filed a lawsuit against the executors of the late singer’s estate.

At the center of this dispute is never-before-seen footage taken of Jackson in 2007, two years before he died.

Craig Williams, the film’s director, has described the footage as having been taken at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for Ebony magazine as Jackson attempted to make a comeback and gave his first magazine interview in a decade. Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot features interviews with the singer’s friends, photographers and stylists as Jackson prepared. The documentary also shows, of course, images of Jackson.

But Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Michael Jackson estate, tells The Hollywood Reporter that the images are private.

“The makers of the documentary are attempting to exploit footage and photographs of Michael Jackson, which we believe are owned by his Estate,” says Weitzman. “The documentary contains footage of Michael during private moments that he never agreed could be publicly and commercially exploited without his consent and/or involvement. Michael never authorized or approved the use of this material in the film.”

Noval Williams Films asserts that it has validly obtained rights.

According to its complaint filed in New York federal court, the Jackson camp was offered the opportunity to purchase rights in 2011, but passed. In May, 2013, Williams stepped up to allegedly acquire rights. More deals were then made by Williams’ company with distributors.

But about two months ago, Weitzman wrote a letter to the production company stating that the singer had allowed the footage be taken for his own use and that the footage was done as a “work-for-hire,” meaning that Jackson should be considered the author for copyright purposes.

The production company responded that it had legally acquired rights, prompting the Jackson estate lawyer to make another demand to see the film.

Now, the documentary maker has decided to go to court seeking declaratory relief that it isn’t infringing copyrights and that the defendant doesn’t have a valid claim arising from the contracts by which the images were first created.

 

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/michael-jackson-documentary-featuring-private-715547?

Help Michael’s Dream Foundation Win $50,000! Voting Ends July 8th

Source: Michael’s Dream Foundation | Poli Bruckner | All Things Michael

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Good News! Michael’s Dream Foundation has made it through the first round of the Ty Pennington’s Ultimate Giveback Challenge to the semi-finals!

But we still need YOUR help to win the $50,000 prize.

If you’ve ever wanted to help us and couldn’t or didn’t know how to, now is your chance! It takes only a second and it’s FREE!

The voting deadline for the semi-final round is July 8.

NOTE: Because the voting is done through an “app” you will need to allow the app access to your PUBLIC information only, before it will direct you to the voting page. There is no harm in doing this as none of your PERSONAL information is ever made available to them. Also note that some iPhones will not take you to voting but if you do it from a computer it will work.

Please help us win by giving us your vote!  Do it for L.O.V.E!

Thank You for your Support
Michael’s Dream Foundation team!

Vote here: Ty Pennington’s Ultimate Giveback Challenge

Read more: Michael’s Dream Foundation

Michael Jackson Tops Adult R&B Chart

Source: Billboard – By Gary Trust | All Things Michael

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The late King of Pop reigns again, as “Love Never Felt So Good,” with Justin Timberlake, lifts 2-1 on Adult R&B. (It dips 33-36 on the Hot 100.) Jackson previously topped the Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&B chart (which launched in September 1993) with “You Are Not Alone” for three weeks in 1995 and “Butterflies” (five, 2002). Timberlake lands his first Adult R&B No. 1. He’d previously peaked as high as No. 2 with another superstar duet, “Until the End of Time,” with Beyonce, in 2008.

 

Read more: http://www.billboard.com/articles/6140995/chart-moves-michael-jackson-tops-adult-rb-kenny-chesney-soars-onto-hot-country