Michael Jackson Dance Tribute At Union Square Today

Sources: Fun Cheap SF | Union Square Live 2015 | All Things Michael

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Dance-A-Vision celebrates the life and legacy of Michael Jackson with a performance in Union Square from  2 pm – 4 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Union Square Live 2015 festival in San Francisco.

This event was made not to impersonate, but to emulate the dance moves popularized by the King of Pop.

Dance-A-Vision Entertainment has been in operation for over twenty-five years. Founded, and ran solely by Carla Service, Dance-A-Vision began as a safe place for the youth of Oakland to retreat during hardships in the home. Carla would allow and welcome these teens into her home, and would keep them occupied with school work, learning life skills, and dancing.

Where: Union Square Live 333 Post Street , San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Phone: 415.477.2610

 

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Spike Lee’s Annual MJ Birthday Celebration To Unveil ‘Do The Right Thing Way’

Sources: DNA Info | All Things Michael

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A mash-up block party from directorSpike Lee is set to celebrate the co-naming of a Bed-Stuy street and pay tribute to the King of Pop.

Lee’s annual Michael Jackson birthday celebration returns to the neighborhood on Saturday, coinciding with the unveiling of “Do the Right Thing Way,” according to an announcement on the director’s Facebook page.

Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street will be co-named after the iconic movie filmed on the Bed-Stuy block.

The scheduled installation marks the first time a work of art will lend its name to a city street.

Brooklyn’s Community Board 3 approved the co-naming in June 2014 and Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill into law on Aug. 10.

Linda Hawkins, president of the street’s Do The Right Thing Way Block Association, said she was “thrilled” at the idea of the new signage.

Residents created the group in 2014 in honor of the classic film, Hawkins said, the same year Lee hosted a block party for the 25th anniversary of “Do the Right Thing.”

Saturday’s partygoers can walk Mookie’s brownstone-lined block as DJ Spinna plays tunes, many of which will include Michael Jackson’s hits.

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While the festivities fall on the same day as the block association’s annual party and the street co-naming, it will also be combined with Lee’s “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” get-together, which in previous years has been held at Restoration Plaza and Prospect Park.

Celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Tracy Morgan have stopped by for appearances at prior events to honor the late pop star.

Representatives from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Lee’s production company, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday’s celebration.

The Brooklyn Loves MJ and Do the Right Thing Block Party will be held on Aug. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street.

 

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The Spirit Of Michael Jackson Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sources: Ridgefield Playhouse | All Things Michael

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The Spirit of Michael- Sun, 09/27/2015 – 8:00pm, Tickets: $47.50, Pepsi Rock Series
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A stunning multi-media tribute to the “King of Pop’s” life and legacy!  Lasers, large screen video projection and 50,000 watts of awesome sound will take fans of all ages on a journey that captures the essence of Jackson’s worldwide concert appearances.

Experience some of the most memorable moments in entertainment – the moonwalk, his famed 1995 MTV Music Awards performance, the Thriller premier complimented by a dance troupe performing Jackson’s choreography.   Spanning his forty-year career, this show  takes the audience on a visual journey that captures the essence of Michael Jackson’s worldwide concert appearances, his most recent achievements, and his early years as a child prodigy.

Visit Fifty Coins (426 Main St) for dinner the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entree when you show your ticket!

AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and open bar from 6:30 – 7:15pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795!!

For Tickets, visit Ridgefieid Playhouse

Dancers, Singers, Fans And Family Tribute Michael Jackson In Gary For Charity Event

Sources: Chicago Tribune – By Michelle Quinn | All Things Michael

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Surrounded by several friends and members of her family, Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson held court Friday in the Genesis Center.

In Gary to celebrate the life of her youngest son, the late Michael Jackson, with the sixth annual Michael Jackson I Can’t Stop Loving You charity event, she watched with interest as dancers emulated every step of his best-known routines. The event — also a school-supply giveaway for Gary students — kicks off a weekend devoted to Gary’s most famous native son a week before what would have been his 57th birthday.

Vanessa Pereira, Jasmina Maamesi and Jenny Fulimani, of the Malibu Fan Club from Germany, didn’t sleep a wink upon arrival in the states Thursday. On Friday morning, the trio saw the house in which the Jacksons lived on Jackson Street and couldn’t get over how small it is.

“It’s crazy to see where it all began,” Fulimani said. “How did they all manage?”

Maamesi said she first fell in love with Jackson, the King of Pop, in 1992 during the “Dangerous” tour. She was 12.

“He gave away all his money from that tour and the HIStory tour. That’s really impressive,” she said.

Also traveling a ways was Girl, a Los Angeles-based dance quartet comprised of Morgan Gordy, Leeyah Porter, Maariyah El-Shabazz and Aliah Woodson. The young women were scheduled to go on at 5 p.m. and planned to perform to Jackson’s “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Earth Song” and “Red Bottoms,” an original song by them.

The performance was especially important for the women because they said they were invited by Katherine Jackson.

“She saw us and fell in love with our voices, so she asked us to come out here,” Woodson said. “This is the best opportunity to perform for her and the family. We’re nervous, but we’re more excited and anxious to get up there.”

“He’s one of our all-time favorite singers,” Gordy added.

Johnny Rucker, a member of the Gary Youth Council, worked behind the scenes with the production crew. It was the second time he’s gotten to participate.

“Seeing all these people here from around the country and the world goes to show how loved Michael was. People really idolize him,” Rucker said.

Marvin King and Daniel “Danny J” Sutton, who perform in Atlanta under the moniker Mannish Mania, love coming back to celebrate their hero as well.

“He always gave us hope, that even if you were from Gary, you could make it,” King said.

 

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Programming Announcement – Michael Jackson ONE Birthday Weekend

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Hi MJFam!

The day is coming up quickly! There are only 9 more days until Michael Jackson’s birthday celebration at Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE. To help you plan your visit better, we want to let you know about more of the programming that will happen on Michael’s birthday, August 29.

3:30 p.m. – Book signing with Michael Bush at the Michael Jackson ONE Boutique

4:00 p.m. – Special performance and Q&A with Michael Jackson ONE cast members.  The performance begins with a one-time only performance to “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” which is not part of the regular Michael Jackson ONE show.  This will be followed by “Stranger In Moscow” and “Thriller”, consistently a crowd favorite.

5:30 p.m. – Meet-and-greet with members of the Estate team and their invited guests, including choreographers Rich & Tone Talauega and Travis Payne

You do not want to miss these special opportunities to see the cast perform a routine that is NOT part of the regular show, or your chance to take photos with the people who work day in and day out to protect Michael’s legacy.

If you do not have your tickets yet, some are still available at http://cirk.me/1JYBsLT. We do expect them to sell out before the night of the shows, however.

Best,

MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

One Night Only: STK Restaurants To Honor Michael Jackson’s Birthday #STKXMJ

Sources: STK | Guest of Guest | All Things Michael

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On Saturday, August 29, 2015, STK Restaurants nationwide will be celebrating the birthday of the incomparable Michael Jackson.

For one night only, STK Washington D.C. will be throwing down with a birthday bash fit for the King of Pop with an all-out dinner event scored by unforgettable sound of Michael Jackson. Guaranteed to be a bone fide Bad to the bone tribute to the man behind the moonwalk, STK Washington D.C. will feature Chef’s selection of MJ-inspired dishes as well as a host of specialty cocktails and “Thriller Shots” for all of D.C’s P.Y.Ts.

STK Washington D.C. will also feature a very special live DJ set that will include the hottest hits of MJ’s entire illustrious career. From his early years with The Jackson 5, through his exceptional solo career, and even his posthumous single “Love Never Felt So Good” completed with the help of Justin Timberlake, STK’s One Night Only promises to be a joyous celebration of what would have been the pop legend’s 57th birthday. So come and remember the time when Michael Jackson rules the pop charts and moonwalk out the summer of 2015 at STK Washington D.C. #STKxMJ Book your reservation with STK Washington D.C. now and secure your seat for STK’s annual treat! Call 202-296-1880.

See the STK event pages for the following cities: London, Miami, New York, Washington, DC 

 

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Windborne’s Music of Michael Jackson – 2016

Source: Macon County Symphony Orchestra | All Things Michael

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From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. Windborne’s “Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer from ABC, I’ll Be There and Got To Be There through Beat It, Thriller, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel and many more. Join conductor Brent Havens and the MSO for an evening filled with fabulous music spanning 40 years of Michael Jackson’s influential and celebrated career!

Windborne’s Music of Michael Jackson
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 7:30pm – 9:30 pm
Macon City Auditorium, 415 1st Street, Macon, GA, 31201

General Admission Balcony Tickets $15
Tables for 10 $400 and $450
Purchase of a Table allows you to bring in your own food and beverages.

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Mother of “King Of Pop” Katherine Jackson Presents The 6th Annual Charity Weekend in Gary, Indiana

Sources: PRWeb | All Things Michael

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GARY, Ind.Aug. 18, 2015PRLog — Katherine Jackson, mother of the late great “King Of Pop”, Michael Jackson will present “The 6th Annual, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Charity Weekend”, August 21st & 22nd, 2015. The two day, fun filled event is free to the public and will be held at the Genesis Convention Center, located at 1 Genesis Center Plaza, Gary, Indiana 46402. Festivities will begin at 12:00 noon each day and will provide family fun, entertainment and the distribution of backpacks, school supplies and giveaways to thousands of deserving children within the community.

The weekend will begin Friday, August 21st with an opening ceremony including appearances by the Mayor and Governor of Indiana and the Roosevelt High School Marching Band and Choir and continue through Saturday, August 22nd with a two day free concert featuring live performances by national recording artists, Wale, 5th Harmony, Mishon, Silent’o and many others. There will also be a very special, Michael Jackson dance competition with a $5,000.00 grand prize. The event will be hosted by Diamond Strawberry of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop NY and Big Mike Robinson, National Executive Talent Scout for major music industry networks. Celebrities, several members of the Jackson family, Sponsors and Community Partners will be on hand to pass out school supplies, backpacks and other giveaways throughout the event.

Mrs. Jackson and the children of Michael Jackson, are committed to providing the children of Gary with the necessary essentials needed to prepare for new school year. They understand the importance of having access to resources, particularly for those living without the proper finances. By presenting this annual event, the Jackson family hopes to put a smile on the faces of local children and families in preparation of the new school year.

Community participation is needed and will make a huge difference in the lives of those served. Vendor opportunities are still available and space is limited, contact love@katherinejackson.org for vendor participation. Local businesses, community partners and media outlets interested in sponsorship, product donation or media credentials, please contact mmoore@katherinejackson.org. For additional information visit our website athttp://www.katherinejackson.org.

Participating celebrities include: Wale (MMG/Atlantic Recording Artist), 5th Harmony (Epic Records), Mishon (Dynasty Records/Columbia Recording Artist), Silent’o (Capitol Recording Artist), Diamond Strawberry (Love & Hip Hop, NY), Lil Fizz (Love & Hip Hop, Hollywood), Big Mike Robinson (BET/Bmikerob Mgmt.), Joshua Ledet (American Idol), The Group GIRL (R&B Group), The Futrell Boys (R&B/Pop Group), Mannish (Duo) and many other surprise celebrity guest. Several members of the Jackson family will also participate in this charitable event.

This year’s event is sponsored by: Monster Products, Vlado Footwear, S.A.W. Productions, AEOM PR, Bmikerob, Online Life Drawing, Colors Of Lupus a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, C.J. Carter, A Safe Place Youth Center, Dyme Corp, and Faces Of Success to name a few.

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