Zombies Needed For Thriller Dance Performance On Halloween In New Milford

Sources: NewsTimes – By Linda Tuccio-Koonz | All Things Michael


Zombies ages 13 and up are needed for a “flash mob” performance on Halloween on the New Milford Green. Those who are game will learn a modified version of the dance done by the late Michael Jackson in his “Thriller” video.

All are welcome to learn the moves and you don’t have to be a dancer to be part of this annual event. Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to learn a shortened version that they will present at the end of the older zombies’ performance. Children must be accompanied by an adult and act appropriately.

The zombies will do their thing on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 6:30 p.m. during New Milford’s “Trunk or Treat.” There’s no fee to participate and the entire dance can be learned in one rehearsal session, thanks to the efforts of dance instructor Christine Oberc. A video link will be shared for those who want to practice at home. The more rehearsals you attend, the better. Christine Oberc

You don’t have to be a New Milford resident to participate, but a bag of candy for “Trunk or Treat” is suggested as a donation. The event will be filmed and shared on YouTube.

Rehearsals are Sunday Oct. 18 at 11 a.m., Saturday Oct. 24 at 2 p.m., Sunday Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. and Friday Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. They are held at New Milford Parks and Recreation, 47 Bridge St. in New Milford.

To sign up, visit signupgenius.com/go/60b084aa4a623ab9-2015

For further details, see facebook.com/ThrillerFlashMobNewMilfordCT


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Balmain Rocks Fashion And Michael Jackson At Paris Fashion Week

Sources: The Gloss – Sara Steinfield | All Things Michael


Is it too soon to say that every other designer showing at Paris Fashion Week over the next couple of days should just pack up and g home? Probably, but you know what, I’m going to say it anyway: Pack up and go home, other designers, because Balmain is the official PFW champion.

Earlier this morning (or, well, this afternoon I guess, since Paris is six hours of ahead of all of us here in New York), Olivier Rousteing sent out his Spring 2016 collection in Paris’s Hotel Continental (the usual venue for the designer) to a surprisingly pleasant Michael Jackson soundtrack. As you might have expected, the show’s model roster was completely stacked, including such names as Alessandra Ambrosio, Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, and Caroline Ribeiro. The collection is one of the tightest I’ve seen so far—every look adhered to strict color scheme and was finished with either a thick belt or collar. Basically, it was the perfection we’ve come to expect from Balmain, and what we’re hoping to see when his collaboration with H&M finally launches in early November.

Video: http://video.vogue.com/watch/balmain-spring-2016-ready-to-wear-runway-backstage


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Michael Jackson’s “Wonderland” Ranch To Be Auctioned

Sources: Top Ten Real Estate Deals | Concierge Auctions |All Things Michael

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Michael Jackson called it “Wonderland” and his daughter said it was “Candyland.”  This 10-acre compound in a Las Vegas neighborhood of casino owners, entertainers and royalty (Wayne Newton lives nearby and the Sultan of Brunei was once a neighbor) was designed to be a secure and safe haven for a family, a memorable experience for their guests and a place to safely enjoy their  expensive hobbies. This was its appeal to Michael Jackson, who had sights on a Las Vegas residency show and, according to Las Vegas media, had toured the home several times. Jackson was planning on making an offer on the home when he returned from his This Is It London residency show scheduled to run through early 2010.  However, Michael died just three weeks before the start of the tour.

Completed in 1994 for Nevada casino and resort developer Gary Primm, the compound was designed for luxury, but security was Mr Primm’s biggest concern. Primm is a big-game hunter and car collector including the “Bonnie and Clyde Death Car” that he has displayed at several of his casinos. The home was completed soon after Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn’s daughter, Kevyn, was kidnapped from the kitchen of their Las Vegas home. Primm was worried about the safety of his two children and designed the home with a 10-foot wall surrounding the property and three gates that can be controlled by the owner, eliminating the need for round-the-clock guards.  Throughout are security tunnels, bulletproof doors, secret rooms with entries disguised as walls or cabinets, and a panic room with an oxygen supply and separate underground phone lines.

The Primm Ranch includes a main estate house with 15,000 square feet, a guest villa, grotto villa, staff quarters, horse trainer quarters, equestrian barn, arena, pens and pastures, a dog villa, grotto pool with spa, waterfall and slide, all surrounded by lush lawns and palms. There is also a garage/car showroom that will house 20 cars with its own gas station for diesel and unleaded fuels, a car wash with deionized water and mechanic’s lift.  With a total living area of over 21,000 square feet, there are 10 bedrooms and 19 baths.  Highlights include a beauty salon, trophy room with recorded animal sounds, driving range, 5,000-bottle wine cellar, theater, casino room, gym and sauna.  The grounds include a greenhouse, outdoor kitchen adjacent to the pool with a bar and guest suite accessed under the waterfall and a tennis court.  Equestrian facilities include stalls for ten horses with training and riding areas.  According to the listing agent, Jackson planned on converting the home’s underground shooting range into a recording studio.

An ideal estate for a high profile family, whether a high roller, top-name entertainer or anyone of means who demands luxury in a secure environment and enjoys living in or often visiting the internationally renowned resort city of Las Vegas.  The largest city in the tax-free haven state of Nevada, also known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” it is well-known for its plethora of world-class entertainment, dining, gambling and cultural experiences.

Currently listed at $14.5 million, Primm Ranch, Michael Jackson’s choice for a secure luxury estate with every amenity for raising his children and entertaining guests, will go up for auction on October 10th with no reserve.


Welcome to Fabulous

This estate exemplifies classic Las Vegas at its best. Lush grounds and a gorgeous main residence with grandiose amenities conceal that this property was constructed as a fortress that even a Grammy legend found alluring.

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  • 15,000sf main residence with 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms
  • 3,000sf guest villa // 1,500sf caretakers quarters
  • 23 interior rooms in the main residence including beauty salon, trophy room with wet bar, three private suites, and multi-floor elevator access
  • Master suite with His-and-Hers bathrooms // Walk-in closets, gym, steam, and sauna
  • Unique security features including underground tunnels, hidden interior passages, and 10ft exterior walls
  • Tax-friendly Nevada // No corporate, personal, inheritance or estate income taxes

Built to Entertain

Whether indoors or outdoors, the entire estate provides a number of fantastic venues and activities for entertaining the few or the many — making The Primm Ranch one of the hottest and most exclusive experiences off the strip.

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  • Gourmet kitchen and separate formal dining room
  • Screening room with a purified air system and 5,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room
  • Tropical pool and spa with waterslides and a backsplash of caves with majestic waterfalls that conceal a large grotto bar and guest suite
  • Casino game room with a full-sized wet bar, fireplace, pool table, and lounging area
  • Soundproofed, underground shooting range accessed by concealed tunnel
  • Automated golf driving range with three separate teeing spaces

Horse. Power.

Whether your passion is in the form of literal or figurative horsepower, indulge with the property’s state-of-the-art car collector’s paradise and equestrian facilities. These features exemplify the compound’s expansive ability to conform to the most sophisticated hobbyist’s whims.


  • Horse stables include four indoor stalls, four indoor/outdoor stalls, two pasture stalls and a two-stall wash bay
  • Pastures // 100 x 200 square foot arena // 100sf round pen for lounging, and 500sf trainer’s quarter with one full and one half bath
  • Spectacular 2000sf, 20-car showroom with an underground tunnel to the main residence
  • Deionized-water carwash and power-lifts for on-site vehicle maintenance
  • Two gas stations to support both diesel and unleaded fuel options


Source: conciergeauctions.com

Brandon Andreasen Will Host Audio Workshop On Michael Jackson At Live Design Master Class

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Some of the best in the biz are on tap for the Las Vegas Master Classes at LDI2015. The LVMC takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 – 22, with a combined manufacturer showcase, continental breakfast, and lunches for networking with peers from around the world, as well as a look at the hottest new gear to hit the market. Led by masters of the entertainment design and technology world, these classes focus on the tips, techniques, and technology of today and for tomorrow.

Brandon Andreasen, assistant head of audio, and primary front-of-house engineer for Michael Jackson ONE will provide participant’s with a look at the FOH engineer’s daily challenges of running the sound for one of Cirque du Soleil’s technically complex resident shows in Las Vegas. 

Brandon oversees the mix of the show, including CueStation programming, and the maintenance of the FOH sound system. He started working on the project in November of 2012.

WHEN: Thursday,  October 22, 2015, 11:45AM-12:30PM

ROOM:  N251

Register today for the LVMC!

Sources: Live Design | All Things Michael


Sources: The Hillman Center | King Michael


Enjoy Grammy Award-winning singers, Broadway dancers and urban acrobats in the Michael Jackson tribute show that allows audiences around the globe to experience the legend. Featuring artists that have mastered the intense dance moves and sounds of the King of Pop, this multimedia spectacular features Jackson’s greatest hits, including Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller and more.


Cast Includes:

  • Michael Jackson Singing Tribute Artists
  • Michael Jackson Dancing Tribute Artists
  • Beat Boxer (vocal percussionist)
  • All-Star Dance Company (included are Contemporary Dancers and Break Dancers/Poppers & Lockers)
  • Specialty Acrobatic Break Dance Power Tumblers
  • Live Band with Grammy Award Winning Artists
  • Specialty Percussionists (Conga player, Bucket drummer etc.)
  • Background Vocalists
  • Gospel Choir

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Adults: $30 •  Seniors: $24 • Students: $16

Show begins at 7:30 p.m. with family-friendly activities at 6:30 p.m.

“I must admit that KING MICHAEL holds a very special place in my heart. Our cast members are not only talented, creative and beautiful, they are also gracious and generous. Their love for Michael Jackson is contagious and I promise you that KING MICHAEL will leave you charged up with tons of positive energy!”VAL BROCHARD – Producer/Visual Production for King Michael

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Sources: Columbus Underground | All Things Michael


The Short North Alliance announced the official music and entertainment lineup yesterday for this year’s Highball, taking place on October 23rd and 24th on High Street outside the Convention Center. The event will feature headliner Michael Jackson tribute band Who’s Bad, in addition to local acts including The Floorwalkers, Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, MojoFlo and The Girls!.

“Last year was the first year for our new Friday night program format, HighBall: On the Rocks,” explained Short North Alliance Executive Director Betsy Pandora. “We were blown away by how successful it was and how much people loved the Friday themed costume party and cover tunes. This year, we knew we had to step it up. And, what better way then with a night devoted to style icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson.”


“A handful of other new and important elements that we’ve added for this year include a totally upgraded VIP experience with the HighBall Hot Mess VIP Tent with unlimited eats from White Castle, advanced purchase tickets with special pre-sale pricing so you can ditch the lines and get right into HighBall, and an amazing cast of street performers to roam the crowds as well as DJs spinning sets throughout both nights,” added Pandora. “We can’t think of a better way kick off the Halloween season.”

For more information, visit www.HighBallColumbus.org.


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Michael Jackson’s Thriller Tuesdays

Sources: Community Arts Center – Danville Kentucky | All Things Michael


Dance all over downtown Danville with your friends this Halloween after learning Michael Jackson’s iconic dance moves at the Arts Center. It’s guaranteed to be a THRILLER!

Practice: Every Tuesday, October 6 – 27, 2015, $30.00, 6:30-7:30 pm, $30

Dress rehearsal: Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Performances: Friday, Oct. 30 5:30 and 5:45, on Main St, during Downtown Trick-or-Treat

All ages, but children under 10 MUST be accompanied by a participating adult.

To receive a full refund (excluding $2 transaction fee), cancellations must be made by 4:00 p.m. 2 days before the start of class.


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Carnegie Science Center’s Fall Laser Shows Feature Michael Jackson, Queen And More

Sources: Pittsburgh Post Gazette | All Things Michael


The music of Michael Jackson, Queen, Gorillaz and more will light up the Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium in the new fall 2015 laser show lineup, beginning Monday. The roster includes “Laser Family Halloween,” which features “The Addams Family,” “Ghostbusters” and “Beetlejuice.” For adults, “HalloScream” is the center’s “grown-up” metal show.

Sept. 7-Oct. 8: “Laser Michael Jackson” (Monday-Sunday matinees); “Laser Queen,” “Laser Michael Jackson,” “Laser Gorillaz,” “Lasermau5,” “Midnight Pink Floyd” (Friday evenings); “Laser Queen,” “The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd,” “Laser Michael Jackson,” “Laser Gorillaz,” “Lasermau5,” “Midnight Pink Floyd” (Saturday evenings).

Oct. 9-Nov. 1: “Laser Family Halloween” (Monday-Sunday matinees); “Laser Michael Jackson,” “Laser Gorillaz,” “Lasermau5,” “HallowScream,” “Midnight Pink Floyd” (Friday evenings); “Laser Michael Jackson,” “The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd,” “Laser Gorillaz,” “Lasermau5,” “HalloScream,” “Midnight Pink Floyd” (Saturday evenings).

Carnegie has a new projection system, which features three high powered, solid state, laser projectors – each the size of a ream of paper pictured here – that deliver on-dome visuals and 3D atmospheric effects that fill the air above the audience. Each laser appears many, many times brighter than the old argon gas system. These projectors are built exclusively by Laser Fantasy International, a Seattle-based company.

In addition to stunning new laser light capabilities, the new laser projection system is also “green.” The new technology uses less electricity than the Science Center’s previous laser system and does not require flowing water to be cooled. The Science Center will save approximately 300,000 gallons of water per year and more than 30,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity – representing about 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

Admission is $8 ($2 for members); showtimes and descriptions: carnegiesciencecenter.org.

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