Questlove’s Remember The Time Michael Jackson Tribute In LA

This Saturday, August 27th, DJ Questlove joins Kiss-n-Grind to celebrate the life and musical legacy of Michael Jackson at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Get your tickets today!

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Reserved Seating is only available with Bottle Service. For bottle service pricing please e-mail us e-mail us at BottleService@kissngrind.com.  You must be 21 and over to attend.

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
WHERE: Rivera 31 at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 – View Map

Sources: Eventbrite | Kiss and Grind| All Things Michael

Shanghai Fans Plan Tribute To Michael Jackson

Sources: China Daily | All Things Michael

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Shanghai-based Xu Hao and his friend Zhao Yongbin have brought the King of Pop to thecity’s biggest outdoor screen.

Estimated to cost at least 500,000 yuan ($76,000), the LED screen covering the CitigroupTower on the Bund is about 140 meters tall and 43 meters wide.

“Michael Jackson has never performed on the mainland. So, to mark the 7th anniversary ofhis death, we tried to arrange for fans to dance with him,” Xu told China Daily.

“It’s a dream come true,” he added.

June 25 is an important day for Jackson’s fans in the country and they hold events to expresstheir love for the idol.

Explaining how the idea came about, Zhao said Xu was not content with flash mobs andcandle-lit nights and was thinking about “something big”.

They then spent time collecting money, not only for the LED screen but for a video shoot withthe Chinese fans.

They plan to release the video clip worldwide on Saturday, together with special events inBeijing and Shanghai.

“We’re glad if the world sees Chinese people act, motivated by their love for their idol,” Xusaid.

According to head of Jackson’s Chinese fan club Zhang Rui, known as Keen, on MJJCN.com,the news of the giant screen reached some of Jackson’s friends in the United States.

 

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Tribute To Michael Jackson Symphonic

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Michael Jackson was a true American music superstar who ruled the world’s stage for nearly four decades. He had a great impact on the face of pop culture – not only did his songs gained huge notoriety; also he became famous with a revolutionary approach to music short films and popularized dance moves such as the moonwalk and the robot.

Leading Polish artists Natalia Kukulska, Cuba Badach, Ania Dabrowska, Riffertone and dozens of artists will perform on stage in tribute to King of Pop in symphonic arrangement. Jack Piskorz is the musical producer and arranger for this event, which will include members of l’Autunno Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir of the University. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, will perform songs of the pop icon symphonic version.

Tribute to Michael Jackson Symphonic: featuring Ania Dabrowska, Natalia Kukulska, Cuba Badach, Riffertone.

Date: March 19, 2016

Time: 19:00

Place: Hall and Entertainment – Sports Street. Śniadeckich 4 in Koszalin

Presale tickets prices range from 69 to 189 PLN. To purchase over the counter at the Hall, call tel. 94 343 61 43. To purchase online, visit bilety.hala.koszalin.pl.

Sources: All Things Michael | GK 24 PL

KING MICHAEL: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO THE KING OF POP

Sources: The Hillman Center | King Michael

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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.

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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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Springfield Symphony Thrills With Michael Jackson Tribute

Sources: Masslive – By Clifton Noble | All Things Michael

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Some 1,439 Michael Jackson fans from age 9-94 joined the Springfield Symphony, the Jeans ‘n Classics Band, and vocalist Gavin Hope Saturday evening in a high-energy survey of the King of Pop’s musical legacy.

Hope earned his buck, both vocally and choreographically, channeling the “gloved one” from the innocent, chirpy Jackson Five days of “Rockin’ Robin,” “A B C” and “I Want You Back” to the dark, throaty whisper of “Beat It,” and “Thriller.”

Hope’s falsetto never failed him, though it was sometimes covered in the mix. As he noted, not all the arrangements were in Michael’s keys (many were a third or so lower than the originals) but he took justifiable pride in singing “Ben” in the original key – no mean feat for a 40-year-old.

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Throughout the show, Hope gyrated across the stage with irrepressible joy.

“Even if I sprain my pancreas, I’m gonna get down tonight,” Hope quipped, and he delivered, though driving numbers like “Workin’ Day and Night,” and “Rock With You” left him breathing hard.

He wasn’t the only one dancing. Jackson wannabes from all walks of life felt free to take to the aisles of Symphony Hall and moonwalk, bop, and stumble along to the infectious grooves emanating from the stage.

Instrumental in laying down those grooves were Jeans ‘n Classics bassist Mitchell Tyler, guitarist Dave Dunlop, and drummer Steve Heathcote. Dunlop earned a boisterous ovation, tearing off the Eddie Van Halen solo from “Beat It” on a Fender Telecaster. Keyboardist John Regan and backing vocalists Andrea Koziol, Lis Soderberg, and Katalin Kiss, rounded out the Jeans ‘n Classics lineup.

Conductor Nick Palmer led the Springfield Symphony through the Jeans ‘n Classics arrangements, some of which made better use of Springfield’s fine orchestra than others, but all of which were tightly, expertly executed. The lighter-waving (or rather, cell-phone-waving) ballad “I’ll Be There” integrated the orchestra most skillfully and completely, but other numbers employed the instrumentalists in more than sustained chords.

 

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Michael Jackson Inspired Number In Suriya’s “Masss” Movie

Sources: The Hindu | All Things Michael

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It’s well known that director Venkat Prabhu is working with Suriya on a film titledMasss. And, the latest about this project is that it is likely to have a Michael Jackson-inspired number that will be specially tuned by music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja.

“We are working on a special song,” said the composer at an awards function on Sunday. “Both Venkat and I are huge fans of Michael Jackson and have grown up watching his shows and videos. In this film, we wanted to have a song that will be inspired by MJ and we’re working on that currently.” The well-known Kollywood composer is a self-confessed fan of the King of Pop, having shown off MJ-like moves in his live concerts.

Venkat Prabhu and the composer have worked earlier on films like Saroja, Mankatha and Biriyani and come up with some superhit tunes in them.

This is the first time that Suriya is working with the director, who is known for striking a chord with youngsters. When we spoke with Suriya earlier, he said, “Shooting is progressing well and we should be completing the film in the next couple of months. This is such a young unit; it’s the first time a director is calling me ‘anna’.”

The first look of this movie, starring Nayanthara and Amy Jackson in female leads, was released during Deepavali and received positive feedback from fans thanks to Suriya’s intense look in it. The film will hit screens in 2015.

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Michael Jackson Tribute: ‘MJ Is Forever Alive’ By Kenichi Ebina

Sources: All Things Michael  |You tube – By Ebiken

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Kenichi Ebina is best known for winning the eighth season of America’s Got Talent on September 18, 2013. His solo act, labeled ‘dance-ish’ by Ebina, features his unique self-taught style which combines acting, storytelling, and a number of different dance styles, including freestyle, hip-hop, mime, martial arts, jazz, and ethnic dance. He frequently interacts with characters on a video screen behind him, who have all been created and played by himself.

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This is Kenichi Ebina’s tribute performance to Michael Jackson from the San Francisco HipHop DanceFest in 2009.

Tonight On The Summer Mini Concert Series At 8 – Michael Jackson (Majic 102.3) DC

Sources: Majic 102.3 – By John Monds| All Things Michael

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We’ve covered the music prior to Michael becoming a solo artist for the last two nights.  Get ready for  more Michael tonight as our celebration of his upcoming birthday continues.  Here’s one from his debut solo album “Off The Wall” to get you in the Michael mood. Starts at 8PM eastern time.

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