Bruno Mars Performs Music Medley At White House Concert For Military Families

Sources: PopCrush – By Emily Tan| All Things Michael

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Bruno Mars spent his 4th of July by playing a lively gig at the White House yesterday.

As part of President Barack Obama’s festivities for this weekend, the “Locked Out of Heaven” crooner entertained the crowd on the South Lawn in Washington, D.C. with a medley of songs that brought everyone back to the hits of the 80s and 90s.

“Thank you so much, you guys, for celebrating with us today,” Bruno said before hopping into his set. “But it wasn’t too long ago that we were playing bars and pubs […] in L.A., trying to make a buck. So now that we’re on the lawn, we just feel like doing something, do you mind if we just do what we used to do like six years ago?”

Before going down the musical memory lane, he added, “We’re just going to jam out. This is what we’re going to do.”

He and his band covered Led Zepplin “Whole Lotta Love,” The Outfield’s “Your Love,” Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison,” Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It,” Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step,” and Michael Jackson‘s “Rock With You.” After the medley, Bruno then hopped into an extended version of his song, “Runaway Baby,” off his 2010 album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans.

After performing a packed set of upbeat songs, Bruno introduced Barack and Michelle Obama who greeted the guests and inspired the crowd. You can see the president’s speech here.

Before the performance, Bruno and his crew had a little photo shoot in front of the White House where they did two of today’s popular dances, the Whip and the Nae Nae.

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STEVIE ON AMY, MICHAEL JACKSON AND TWO ALBUM PROJECTS

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Stevie Wonder has been talking in a press interview about Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and the two album projects he’s currently working on.

The Motown legend played at Summerfest in Milwaukee on June 27 and gave an interview to the city’s Journal Sentinel. In it, he addressed the fact that the last time he was in Milwaukee was a few days after Jackson’s death in 2009, and widened the conversation to include other great musicians we lost too soon.

“The pain outside of the fact that [he and Michael] were friends was how much he gave to the world,” said Stevie. “And even though we weren’t friends, it was the same with Amy Winehouse. At the end of the day, we know that life is not forever, in this form, on this earth. But we know that love is forever. And we are inspired and encouraged and we live forever when we love.

“When we hear Michael sing or Amy or John Lennon or Marvin Gaye and on and on and on, we think of a moment that happens, a joy a particular song brought us, and that makes us think of love. So I think we should just shine a light of positivity, and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to speak to those voices that are never heard, and to speak to musicians and poets and writers. In our own way, we as communicators are having the honor of creating something everlasting.”

Wonder also spoke about his long-in-the-works gospel-themed album, and another less-reported project. “I’m working on a gospel project that I promised my mother I would do,” he says. “Before she passed away [in 2006], we were working on some music. It’s called ‘Gospel Inspired by Lula.’ I’m hoping to release it soon, maybe between now and Mother’s Day next year [in May].

“It’s different in that it’s not any particular religion, but about a relationship with God. So I might do a song in Arabic, as well as some traditional stuff. It’s going to be fun because she wanted me to do this, so I will have fulfilled my promise, but also my promise to God that I would do a project celebrating God’s goodness.

“And the other studio thing that I’m working on is ‘Through the Eyes of Wonder,’ where myself and David Foster are working on this thing where we use some of the musicians from the symphony orchestra in London.”

 

Sources: U Discover Music | All Things Michael

Bence Peter’s BAD/Smooth Criminal Piano Mash Up

Sources: All Things Michael / Bence Peter

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Musical genius Bence Peter is back with another delightful Michael Jackson cover.  The gifted Hungarian artist shared the behind the scene rehearsal footage of his latest cover of Bad, mixed in with a little Smooth Criminal. He is also working on a video to accompany the piece in tribute to the King of Pop.

Dear Friends, today, 6 years ago, the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson passed. You know he’s been the greatest inspiration to me as an artist, so I’d like to share with you this behind-the-scene rehearsal of my piano cover of Bad / Smooth Criminal. I’m working hard to make a really nice video for you, but I hope you’ll enjoy this one for now! R.I.P.‪#‎MichaelJackson‬

In case you missed it, here is Bence’s earlier cover of Human Nature.

Jason Derulo Channels Michael Jackson With New Video

Sources: ET – By Sophie Schillaci| All Things Michael

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Jason Derulo has definitely got Michael Jackson on the brain!

The “Want to Want Me” singer has unveiled the Syndrome-directed video for his new ’80s-inspired single, “Cheyenne,” which pays tribute to none other than the King of Pop with a zombie-fied dance sequence that just screams “Thriller. ” Watch below.

“I wanted to take it back to when music videos had a huge concept and a huge dance break,” Derulo said on Good Morning America earlier this month. “The video is kind of like [the movie] The Haunting. Cheyenne is haunting my mind and she haunts me within the video.”

MJ isn’t the only Jackson that Derulo is honoring these days. On Sunday, theSo You Think You Can Dance judge appeared on the BET Awards for a specialJanet Jackson tribute performance with Ciara and Tinashe.

See Ms. Jackson accept the inaugural Ultimate Icon award in the video below.

 

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Michael Jackson Dancing To “Maari Thara Local”

Surces: ABPLive | All Things Michael

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New Delhi: Have you seen the latest song of Dhanush from the Tamil movie Maari? It sure is a good treat. But you ll be amazed to see this wonderful and catchy tribute to Michael Jackson. It sure is adorable and funny.

Here the king of pop MJ is seen dancing to the tunes of Maari Thara. The music is composed by Anirudh Ravichander. This is one video that you cant afford to miss:

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Michael Jackson Is Remembered and Loved Six Years Later

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Michael Jackson is Remembered and Loved Six Years Later

Although it’s hard to believe it’s been six years, it’s soothing, heart breaking and life affirming all at once to see how the love for Michael Jackson is as present as it was on the day we lost him. As Michael once said, “My fans truly are a part of me. We share something that most people will never experience.” After his death, we continue to share our passion and love for Michael with each other.
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Every year on the anniversary of his death I make my way to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, and walk slowly amidst a sea of love of homemade cards, stuffed animals,drawings, paintings, sunflowers, roses and handmade books from all over the globe. I see these offerings as proof. Proof there is love in every corner of the world from…

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Exhibition Marks Anniversary Of Michael Jackson’s Death

Sources: China.org | All Things Michael

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A Beijing exhibition in the famous 798 Art Zone is marking the sixth anniversary of the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson’s tragic death six years ago.

The exhibition, held by Flower Art Cultural Communications Co. and the Michael Jackson Chinese Fanclub, collected and displayed hundreds of cherished Jackson memorabilia pieces and collectibles from all over the world.

The treasures include Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson’s autographed book specially for Jackson fans in China from 2014, magazines, official released cassettes, CDs, HIStory Tour Taiwan concert ticket, vinyl LPs, Michael Jackson’s autographed photo and paintings bought from auction houses, French photographer Christophe Boulmé’s photographs of Jackson, as well as Chinese fan arts.

Keen Zhang, the president of the Michael Jackson Chinese Fanclub, said the exhibition will mark the 20th anniversary of Jackson’s classic album HIStory, which was released in 1995 and the sixth anniversary of his passing away.

“Six years have passed. He is gone but not forgotten,” Zhang said, “The exhibition brings fans closer to their fond memories of him. He was one of the most influential Western icons for generations in China, and his arts should speak louder and be remembered more than his controversies.”

The organizers also held a private night screening of a HIStory concert officially released in South Korea to celebrate Jackson’s legacy, which was attended by hundreds of fans.

The Michael Jackson HIStory 20 Tribute Experience Exhibition is being held from June 20 – 28, 2015.

 

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I Love You, Michael ♥ #SIXYEARSWITHOUTMICHAELJACKSON

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Dear Michael

I miss you..six years or a million will never change that. I miss your sweet smile, your warmth and compassionate heart. There’s just so much to love about you and I thank God for creating such an amazing and gifted genius.

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Since I was a little girl, you have been my friend, hero and a great comfort to me when no one else was there. Other than family, no one else has had a greater impact on my life. You have inspired me to be a better person because of your example. I love you so much and I have to tell you that everyday.

MJ

Even though I still cry about you, I am glad that your soul has found the place of peace that you so richly deserve. Knowing that you have free from all sickness, loneliness and pain has helped me to accept what I can’t change.

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“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Rev 24:4

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Enjoy paradise Michael….

With all my love,

Val ♥

All Things Michael

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