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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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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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


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.


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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