Chris Brown ‘Spices Up’ The Walls Of The Grammy Museum With Images Of James Brown, Prince, Michael Jackson And Himself

Sources: Vibe – By Iyana Robertson | All Things Michael

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Chris Brown’s artistry is being tapped for the Grammys again – but this time, he’s taking his talents beyond the stage.

The singer’s graffiti skills have made it to the walls of The Grammy Museum. Taking to Instagram last night to share the news, Breezy gave a preview of his work. Mixing his spray paint can strokes with images of James Brown, Prince, Michael Jackson and himself, Brown’s funky caricatures bring the legends’ (and soon-to-be legend’s) photos to life.

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The Grammys Museum also reposted Brown’s photos to their Instagram page. Calling the upcoming project a surprise, they boasted about the piece. “@chrisbrownofficial is spicing up our walls! Wait till you see the finished product,” the caption reads.

Brown’s art installation now joins a host of other exhibitions – including Pharell’s hat and Tupac’s possessions – that are on display this year. The singer is also up for three awards at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Stay tuned for more details on Chris Brown’s Grammy Museum project.

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Michael Jackson Online Coloring Page

Sources: The Color.com | All Things Michael

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Administrator’s Note: I found this cool MJ coloring page online. It’s very easy to use. Just click on any color, then click on the picture. To erase click “start over.” You can also print your art work. (Click on link below to get started) There are many other picture categories to choose from for hours of fun for kids or adults.

More about Online Coloring Pages

You can save your interactive online coloring pages that you have created in your gallery, print the coloring pages to your printer, or email them to friends and family. These coloring pages are fun and they also help children develop important skills such as color concepts, the names of the 192 colors, eye-hand coordination, picture comprehension. These skills form the foundation for early learning success

No java, flash or applet is necessary to load our online coloring pages. The pages load immediately so you can start coloring immediately. If you would like to save your gallery of pictures on TheColor.com you can do so by registering for our site. We will never spam our users as we are COPPA; compliant so open an account start coloring online for free Today!

Feel free to contact us if there are any coloring pages you would like us to add to our site. If you want to email us the gif files of free coloring pages you have drawn we will add them to our online coloring site. Also please let us know if you have any suggestions as our goal is to be #1 online destination for online coloring. Our goal is to constantly build our pictures to color online and we will be adding new pictures to color every week.

Thank you.

TheColor.com Management Team

MJ Coloring Page

Here is another one to try: http://www.kidopo.com/coloring-pages/singers/michael-jackson/#.VKrg5dLF-5I

Ballet With An Attitude – Inspired By Jackson And Baryshnikov

Sources: The Jerusalem Post –  | All Things Michael

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If the word “ballet” leads you to thoughts of starched white tutus and tight buns, then Rock the Ballet 2 is here to disabuse you of that notion. The Bad Boys of Dance are returning to Israel in February and swapping tights and Tchaikovsky for snug black trousers and an unashamed pop-rock soundtrack. Hailing from New York, Rock The Ballet 2 is a fusion of classical ballet, modern dance and athletics, all set to the sounds of some of the biggest names in music today, including Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Coldplay, the rappers Redfoo and Sky Blue and many others.

The company was founded in 2007 by Rasta Thomas and made its debut at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in that year. Thomas’ unlikely career in ballet started when his father sent him to lessons as punishment for bad behavior in martial arts class.

Inspired by dancing greats Michael Jackson and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Thomas felt a need to keep challenging himself with groundbreaking dance routines and to connect with a younger audience, and so the idea for Bad Boys of Dance was born.

“This is show business, first and foremost,” said Thomas in an interview with The Jerusalem Post in 2012. “I’m an artist. I was trained in Vaganova ballet my whole life.

But ballet is a dying art form, and something has to change.”

Rock the Ballet 2 is directed by Thomas and choreographed by Adrienne Canterna, his partner on and off-stage.

Rock the Ballet 2 will run at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center (www.israel-opera.co.il) on February 4 through 7; the Jerusalem Theater on February 9 and in Haifa on February 10. For tickets, visit www.bimot.co.il.

Administrator’s Note: Watch the video below. You’ll see snippets of MJ’s style mixed in.

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Michael Jackson And Frank Sinatra As……Pancakes?!

Sources: Grubstreet – By Clint Rainey | All Things Michael

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Nathan Shields, the “illustrator, math teacher and professional dad” behind Saipancakes, uses a mundane frying pan and a humble IKEA spatula to cook pancakes that start off as random batter squiggles but somehow end up as really detailed portraits, and then some — his oeuvre also includes Sendak-esque crites and the Hobbit cast. Here, he renders some soy-milk batter into the spitting image of Ol’ Blue Eyes in just a few seconds.

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His delightfully-scored King of Pop pancake video is also great. Mr. Shields writes:

“I do admit to having Weird Al’s Eat It running through my head while I was working on this one.”

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Eliza Lo : When Words Fail To Express Feelings

Source: Legendary Michael Jackson – By Yvonne Verhagen | All Things Michael

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To those who still haven’t heard of her name today, I would like to introduce a very talented artist from Hong Kong by the name of Eliza Lo. Over the last years Eliza has created the most beautiful drawings of Michael and, devoted as she is to help continue Michael’s legacy, she is not quite intending to stop doing so in the future. Without ever having had any formal training in her field, and by only using a pencil most of the times, Eliza Lo has proven to be a pure natural talent!

The first time I came upon a drawing of Eliza was in 2010, when I, as a Dutch translator for the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait, was asked to translate a remarkable book, titled ‘Fans in the Mirror’, which was created by Valmai Owens. The book is a beautiful collection of letters, poems, tributes and artwork from fans around the world. Amongst all the absolutely beautiful artwork presented in this book, Eliza’s work somehow immediately spoke to me. I was most impressed by the realistic style of her art. Looking at it gave me goose bumps! It made me feel as if Michael was going to jump out of it any moment! I came to realize that this had a lot to do with the fact that Eliza had succeeded in perfectly capturing the expression in Michael’s eyes. Soon, every time when I came upon another artwork presented in the book, I could easily tell whether it was Eliza’s, just by first of all looking at this ever captured vivid expression in Michael’s eyes. The expression that clearly mirrored Michael’s mood at the very moment that the original photo was taken. Whether he had been sad, happy, excited or contemplating, Eliza’s drawings would show it without exception.

Ever since she was a little girl Eliza loved drawing portraits, but as so many of us may have experienced with our passions, she put it aside for many years due to the course her life took.

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Eliza’s first drawing of Michael 

She carefully started drawing again in 2007. Never having known much about Michael, only being aware of some of his music, Eliza was asked to draw a portrait of him shortly after his untimely passing. What happened to her while drawing that first portrait of Michael, changed her life. She couldn’t help feeling compelled to find out what kind of person Michael Jackson had been. She started reading and learning everything she possibly could about him, she learned of his achievements in music and of his humanitarian work. She soon came to understand how this man could have such a huge impact on this world, and why people from all over the globe were affected so deeply by his death. Like quite a few of us, she was angry at herself for how little she had always known about this great man.

Not being able to express in words the millions of feelings that were living in her heart when it came to Michael, Eliza started to express them in her drawings. She created drawing after drawing after drawing, and today she still hasn’t stopped drawing him. After she had done around 100 portraits of Michael, she started thinking about publishing a book containing her work, and donating all the proceeds from it to charity. She felt that this was the best way for her to honor Michael and to help him in making his dreams come true.

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Having her book completed Eliza knocked at the doors of many publishers, but as she found none of them interested, she decided to self-publish it. Today, people from all over the world are enjoying her wonderful book, which she titled, ‘A Loving Tribute To The King Of Pop, Art Inspired By A True Artist’ and which ended up containing more than 130 beautiful drawings of Michael. In the author’s note from her book Eliza says, Every stroke I put on paper is from my heart and meant to let the world know that he was indeed a very beautiful man with an even more beautiful soul. Every single drawing is done to honor and respect this great man.

Besides publishing her artwork in a book, Eliza also decided to expose it on a website called ‘Fine Art America’. From this website her drawings are available as greeting cards, prints (canvas, metal, acrylic), posters and even phone cases. In this time of the year, also MJ Christmas greeting cards from some of Eliza’s drawings are available from the website.

FMSC logo_horizontal_PMS 647CAs mentioned above, Eliza donates all the proceeds from her art to charity. As she especially wanted to help continue Michael’s legacy of caring for children in need, she chose to support a non-profit organization, named‘Feed My Starving Children’ (FMSC). Founded in 1987, FMSC tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to more than 70 countries, where they are used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. Each meal costs 22 cents to produce and contains 20 different vitamins and minerals that are specifically combined to meet a child’s nutrition needs for one day. From the amount that Eliza was able to donate so far, no less than 10,000 meals for children in need could be provided! This certificate shows her most recent donation to the organization.

FMSC reports to be preparing for long-term needs these days. They point out that, with it currently being the planting season in West Africa, the true devastation from the Ebola crisis is only just beginning to show, Due to the number of people affected by Ebola, and extensive fear and lack of education about how the disease spreads, people aren’t working. Crops are not being planted. Farmers don’t have the workforce necessary to plant a majority of their fields, or they are simply not planting at all. Without crops to harvest, food will soon become scarce in West Africa.

If you want to get a glimpse of Eliza’s beautiful book, or if you are, with the Christmas season arriving, perhaps interested in purchasing it, either for yourself or perhaps for someone dear to you as a present, please check for it on her website.

To view or perhaps purchase (Christmas) greeting cards, prints, posters or phone cases based on Eliza’s artwork, please take a look at fineartamerica.com/profiles/eliza-lo.html?page=1.

Enjoy!

Yvonne Verhagen

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By supporting Eliza you are automatically supporting the charity of her choice and therewith of course also Michael in his so strong desire to care for children in need.

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No one should have to suffer, especially our children.
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Ripley’s Displays Exhibit Features Portraits Of MJ, Lennon And Hendrix Made From Dog Hair

Sources: IC Florida |Ripley’s |Edited By – All Things Michael

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Imagine what a creative artist might do with ordinary dog hair. Yesterday it was lying all over the floor, but with a little Help from artist Mateo Blanco, it’s now an amazing portrait of John Lennon.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has acquired three of Blanco’s portraits – created entirely from dog hair – and will unveil them at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium on Friday, December 12 at 10 am. Blanco will be there, along with Edward Meyer, Ripley’s VP of Exhibits and Archives.

Blanco used only dog hair to create images of John Lennon, Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix. He was listening to some of Lennon’s songs when he got the itch to pay homage to the legendary performers and decided dog hair would be a challenging medium to use – and one readily available from his local groomer.

Blanco, a Colombian-American opera singer who has performed his own songs for millions of people around the world, is a fan of using unusual media for his artwork. Earlier this year, Ripley’s acquired three pop culture portraits he created entirely out of sugar, two which are on display at Ripley’s Odditoriums.

The new Michael Jackson portrait will stay on display at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium; John Lennon is headed for Ripley’s Mexico City; Jimi Hendrix is destined for Ripley’s Key West Odditorium.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is conveniently located at 8201 International Drive, and is open daily from 9:00 am to midnight (last entry nightly at 11:00 pm). For more information, please visit www.ripleys.com/orlando or call 407-345-0501.

Former Ripley’s Tributes To Michael

Portrait made from 12,784 gumballs - 2009

Portrait made from 12,784 gumballs – 2009

Ripley’s Michael Jackson made out of candy -2012

Ripley’s Michael Jackson made out of candy -2012

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26 Awe-Inspiring And Rare Photographs Of Celebrities Hanging Out

Sources: So Bad So Good | Edited By – All Things Michael

We previously brought you 32 Magnificent Black And White Celebrity Photographs so consider this part 2 if you like – this time even more wonderful characters sharing moments together, direct from the archives.

We’ve put together rarely seen photographs of some of the most prolific, seminal, trendsetting, influential and ground-breaking individuals in popular culture.

The likes of Sir Paul-McCartney, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, David Bowie, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Danny DeVito, Christopher Reeve, Claire Danes, Giancarlo Giammetti, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Valentino, Anne Hathaway, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Brigitte Bardot, Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Vivien Leigh, Ringo Starr, Andy Warhol Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Alfred Hitchcock all feature.

Whether they are controversial directors, fashion icons, versatile actors, religious figures, mathematical geniuses, sporting heroes, universally acclaimed musicians, artistic visionaries and even royalty – everyone who is anyone is side by side in 26 candid and timeless photographs.

Woody Allen and Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas

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Elvis Presley, Joe Esposito, Frank Sinatra & Fred Astaire

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Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana

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Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

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Mother Teresa and Princess Diana

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100 Artists Reimagine Their Favorite Classic Album Covers

Sources: Huffington Post – Katherine Brooks | All Things Michael

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Thirty Three & 1/3” is the name of George Harrison’s seventh studio album, released in 1976. The series “33 1/3” is a famous collection of books dedicated to individual albums, published by Bloomsbury Publishing beginning in 2003. And “33 and a Third and a Third” is an exhibition, out this week in Los Angeles, devoted to — not so surprisingly — well-known albums.

Gallery 1988 recruited 100 artists to reimagine their favorite albums, from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to Hank Williams’ “I Saw the Light” to Radiohead’s “OK Computer.” In typical cartoon form, the illustrators give new life to cult favorites and pop successes. Curated by artist Dana Lechtenberg over the past two years, the show has a piece of music history for everyone. There’s Kraftwerk, Johnny Cash, the Ramones, Guns N’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and much more.

Lechtenberg has been a fan of G1988 for some time, but — based in Iowa — he’s not often able to attend the gallery’s shows. So he started his own. He held the first two shows in his home state, exhibiting works by 33 and 1/3 artists (the third being his eight-year-old daughter, Emmalene). Now that the work is headed to Los Angeles, the show will include a limited edition seven-inch box set of cover songs. Eel Bros pay tribute to the Nerves, Sean Bonnette to Modern English and the Misfits, and Rozwell Kid to Wheatus and Graham Nash.

“I like the idea of record covers being ‘covered’ by different artists,” No Age’s Randy Randall explained in a press statement for the show. “The iconography of album covers hold meaning and is up for interpretation just as much as the songs are. Playing another musician’s song is not only a musical tradition it is a right of passage that pays respect to the artists who have inspired and influenced your own art. This dialogue between contemporary artists and cultural icons speaks to what it means to be a ‘fan’ and an admirer of an art form that is well acknowledged yet may be on the endangered species list in terms of relevancy moving forward into a digital age. Without providing answers to the way forward, these visual and musical artists appreciate the legacy of music and visual art that is ‘the album cover.’”

The show is on view at the Gallery 1988 East location, from December 5 through the 21. But for those who can’t make it to L.A., we’ve got a preview of the exhibition here. Keep in mind, this represents only 10% of the show. There are 90 more canvases where these came from.

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