Laser Michael Jackson Show At Boston Museum Of Science

Sources: Museum of Science | All Things Michael

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Michael Jackson’s career began alongside his brothers in The Jackson 5, but his true destiny was to become one of the world’s most famous solo performers.

Jackson’s career highlights include 13 number one singles in the United States and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – twice! His breakthrough album Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time worldwide.

his amazing music is chronicled in Laser Michael Jackson, a tribute to The King of Pop. This captivating laser show include classics such as “Man in the Mirror,” “Thriller” and “Billie Jean,” all set to exciting, choreographed light effects.

Listen (and watch!) as MJ’s timeless hits live on at the Charles Hayden Planetarium.

Join the fun, tap your feet and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough!”

Set List

1. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

2. ABC

3. Black or White

4. Human Nature

5. Thriller

6. Man In the Mirror

7. P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)

8. Billie Jean

Recommended for grades 5-12 through adults.  Show time approximately 40 minutes.

Buy tickets here (Scroll through the calendar posted at the bottom for show dates and times.

Please note: Laser shows contain bright, flashing lights that may cause discomfort to those with light sensitivity or other pre-existing conditions.

 

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Chris Tucker Will Debut His First-Ever Comedy Special On Netflix In July

Sources: Digital Trends | All Things Michael

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Chris Tucker will debut his first-ever full-length stand-up comedy special on Netflix this summer on July 10.

The special will feature Tucker’s bevy of impersonations (maybe a few of his Michael Jackson ‘shom-ons’?), his well-known physicality, and his experience moving from childhood to stardom. Fittingly, it was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in his hometown of Atlanta, GA.

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, calls Tucker “one of the funniest comedians of our time.”

While he started out doing stand-up, Tucker is best known for big screen roles like Smokey in the iconic film Friday, and his turn as one-half of the odd-couple pairing in the popular Rush Hour series, playing Detective James Carter opposite Jackie Chan. He’s also known for his friendship with The King of Pop, making an appearance in MJ’s music video You Rock My World; and as a regular on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. His most notable recent role came in the Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook, starring Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper.

Tucker says despite his lengthy movie career, standup has “always been a part” of him. “I’m excited to share it with my fans around the world.”

This is a particularly big deal for Tucker – not only is it his first full-length standup performance special, but it’s also the first project in which he will both star and produce through his new company, Chris Tucker Entertainment. He has, however, previously starred and executive produced a film project in the hit movie Money Talks with Charlie Sheen. Phil Joanou will direct the comedy special.

The performance will be available to stream in all of Netflix’s territories, beginning July 10.

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Who’s Bad Returns To Vilar Performing Arts Center Tonight

Sources: Vail Daily | All Things Michael

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BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes back the next best thing to the King of Pop, Who’s Bad: The Michael Jackson Tribute Band Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. This power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see.

As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has more than 100 years of collective professional experience and has sold out shows at major venues worldwide.

Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true king. Through their authentic performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom, including London’s O2, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with his 50-show “This Is It” concert series. In addition, Who’s Bad has checked some of the world’s most famous pavilions off their to-do list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. In the U.S., Who’s Bad has packed The House of Blues in Houston, Dallas and New Orleans; rocked Washington, D.C.’s 930 Club and returned to their native Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Who’s Bad has earned its name by paying studious attention to Michael Jackson’s every original groove and gravity-defying dance move, boasting a team of dancers with resumes that include Broadway productions such as “Phantom of the Opera.” Vamsi Tadepalli (Who’s Bad founder, composer and saxophonist) assembled a cast of North Carolina’s premiere musicians and, from Who’s Bad’s inception, believed in the band’s boundless possibilities. The velvety vocals and pinpoint choreography of frontmen Joseph Bell and Taalib York combined with the six-piece band’s synchronized dance routines, blaring horns and down-deep rhythms result in a performance delivered with soul and precision superseded by no one but the King himself. They’ve shared stages with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin; the Backstreet Boys; the Four Tops; Boys II Men; and hip-hop superstar Pitbull.

Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to “Human Nature” or learned to moonwalk to “Billie Jean,” Who’s Bad is the ultimate music-and-dance driven Michael Jackson homage. As the curtain opens on a Who’s Bad performance, every MJ fan feels the adrenaline, screams at the sight of that unmistakable silhouette and succumbs to a surefire Michael Jackson sing-along. The energy is purely magnetic, the musicianship is first-rate and the dance moves deftly inspired.

Tickets to Who’s Bad: The Michael Jackson Tribute Band are $52 for adults and $32 for children. They are on sale now by calling 970-845-8497 or visiting www.vilarpac.org.

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MJ Featured In Light Catchers Photo Exhibit At The California African American Museum

Source: NBC News – By Charise Frazier |California African American Musuem | All Things Michael

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“Light Catchers,” is a new exhibit at the California African American Museum (CAAM) curated by longtime photographer Irene Fertik. The exhibit explores the work of seven prominent African-American photographers, Howard Bingham, Don Cropper, Jack Davis, Bob Douglas, Cliff Hall, Lamonte McLemore, and Murphy Ruffins.

The gallery chronicles several decades of black celebrity life in Los Angeles — actors, civil rights leaders and musicians. The photographers captured well-known faces including a heartbroken Natalie Cole during her father Nat King Cole’s funeral; an enthusiastic Michael Jackson, with his siblings Janet and Randy Jackson; in a rare display, the legendary Muhammad Ali flaunting money as he sits on $1 million in a bank’s cash vault; and Ali in a sports car with a very young Bill Cosby.

“Photographers have to be assertive to get the picture, so they were assertive even though society was holding them down, ” Fertik said.

“Light Catchers” also includes seven portraits of the photographers taken by Fertik. Fertik, who is white said, “My whole life was documenting the black community. I had to be sensitive and engender trust.”

Fertik said the title,”Light Catchers,” was taken from the concept of the dream catcher in Native American folklore. She was also inspired by the book, “Shadow Catchers,” which documents the work of prominent black female photographers. The book was written by Arthur Ashe’s wife, Jeanne Moutoussamy.

‘Light Catchers’ runs from March 20-June 5 at CAAM.

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Michael Jackson: One Of Today’s Super Rich And Super Generous Mega Philanthropists

Sources: Fortune – By Daniel Bukszpan | Sent by Cherrelle | All Things Michael

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The King of Pop. The Gloved One. Michael Jackson.

His physical form may have departed this world in 2009, but he remains one of the most influential musicians on earth, and his 1982 album “Thriller” remains the best-selling album of all time, selling 29 million copies in the U.S. alone.

While some philanthropists make one or two large mega-donations, Jackson preferred to make smaller contributions to multiple charities, so many in fact that Guinness World Records recognized him for supporting more charities than any other entertainer. His donations included $600,000 to the United Negro College Fund, $100,000 to the Children’s Defense Fund, $500,000 to Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS Foundation, and over 35 others, for an estimated total of over $300 million given to charity all together.

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Watch the “Youngest String Quartet Ever” Perform Vivaldi, Michael Jackson And Katy Perry

Sources: Open Culture | All Things Michael

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They’re billed as “the youngest string quartet ever.” The kids began playing in The Joyous String Quartet when they were four years old. Now, fast forward four more years, and they find themselves performing 20 concerts a year around the globe — in places like South Korea and China, and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Above you can watch them perform Summer “Presto” by Vivaldi.

Below, they give you a classical version of Katy Perry’s “Firework:

And finally Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”

In case you’re wondering, the students come out of The Joyous Music School in Hicksville, NY.

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Michael Jackson Fans Treated To Memorable Performance

Sources: The Star Online – BY MELIZARANI T.SELVA| All Things Michael

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THE music and moves of Michael Jackson lived on for fans at Thriller Live–Malaysia 2015.

Pairing the King of Pop’s signature dance moves with stunning visual displays, the West End musical got the audience at the Putra Indoor Stadium singing along to hits such as Billie Jean, Beat It and Rock With You when they kicked off with the first show on March 19.

The musical celebration is being presented by Milestone Production and supported by Malaysia Major Events with Star Publications (M) Bhd as the official media partner.

Thriller Live also brought Malaysian audiences of all ages through the Jackson 5’s early hits such as ABC and I’ll Be There.

RHB Group brand marketing head and a diehard Michael Jackson fan Namita Navin said she was very excited to see the King of Pop’s music come to life.

“I saw Michael Jackson live in concert in Singapore during the early 90s and I was impressed by the performers’ moves and singing.”

GCH Retail Malaysia Sdn Bhd marketing general manager Norine Erica Majaman said she was enthralled to watch the musical live in Malaysia.

“I have always loved Michael Jackson. His song Heal the World is very touching and still relevant to this day,” she said.

SEGi International group chief marketing officer Datuk Bruce Lim, who came with his wife and daughter, said he was excited to see how the performers emulated the legendary singer.

“My nine-year-old Natasha is very connected with Michael Jackson’s music.

“In fact we were singing along to the Thriller album in the car on our way here,” he said, adding that his favourite track is Man In The Mirror.

Also present for the first day of Thriller Live–Malaysia 2015 were Star Publications group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai as well as The Star’s acting group chief editor Leanne Goh.

Malaysia Major Events is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, an agency under the Tourism and Culture Ministry, with RHB as the official bank, Munchy’s as Gold Sponsor, Health United and Palace of the Golden Horses as the Silver Sponsor.

Thriller Live runs at the Putra Indoor Stadium at 8.30pm until Wednesday.

Tickets are on sale at RM538, RM468, RM398, RM298, RM168 and RM128.

For details, visit ticketcharge.com.my or call 03-9222 8811.

 

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