Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy 52nd Birthday Michael Jackson

Happy Birthday Michael. Sometimes I find myself speechless since you left us so I express my love for you in my graphics and videos.  My words just don't seem adequate to express the great love I have for you.  Only God knows how very much I miss you.  I love you  "For All Time"  Mickie/Qbee

Moon so bright, night so fine
Keep your heart here with mine
Life's a dream we are dreaming

Race the moon, catch the wind
Ride the night to the end
Seize the day, stand up for the light

I Want to spend my Lifetime Loving you

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Michael Jackson Doctor's Pre-Trial Set for 2011

Conrad Murray is finally getting his day in court, but it won't be until 2011 -- some 19 months after Michael Jackson died of prescription medication overdose under his care.

Judge Michael Pastor set Jan. 4, 2011, as the preliminary hearing date in Murray’s manslaughter trial. Pastor made the announcement in front of Murray, who was in court Monday morning in a brown suit and red tie.

Sitting at the defense table, Murray seemed to actively avoid the gaze of Joe and Katherine Jackson, Michael's parents, who were also present. The hearing lasted a mere 20 minutes.

A late October status hearing was also set in anticipation of Murray's preliminary hearing. The January preliminary hearing is a virtual mini-trial to determine whether there's enough evidence to move forward.

As they’ve done in the past, a large contingent of Michael’s admirers -- easily in the hundreds -- and followers showed up at the downtown courthouse, including some who said they came from as far as Russia. They’ll have plenty of chances to air their grievances next year, as the actual trial is expected to stretch deep into 2011.

Murray pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter back in February. If found guilty, he could face up to four years in prison.

At that Feb. hearing, Judge Keith Schwartz stopped Murray's ability to administer certain sedatives like Propofol directly to patients in the states of California, Texas and Nevada. Propofol has been cited as the principal cause of Jackson’s death last June, though a number of medications were found at his rented Los Angeles home.

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Jackson brother to attend tribute gala for King of Pop - The Saratogian Entertainment: Serving the Saratoga Springs, N.Y. region (

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Michele Riggi has kept details of the annual National Museum of Dance gala under wraps. It is almost as mysterious as its honoree, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

This week, Riggi, who is chairing the event, leaked a few “surprises” for the Aug. 14 gala and the induction ceremony at the museum Aug. 15.

She confirmed that Marlon Jackson, one of Michael’s brothers, will attend to accept the honor on behalf of the late pop star. Brother Tito is a maybe.

An A-list of guests and performers promise an elegant event, though most details have been kept secret for the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Even the décor is a mystery. “I want it to be a surprise,” Riggi said.

Among the celebrity guests saluting Jackson’s amazing career are The Lombard twins from Buenos Aries, longtime friends of the King of Pop, will dance to some of Michael’s hit songs; and Ricardo Sopin and Iraida Volodina from “Dancing with the Stars” will perform a montage of his songs. Thirty-two local kids will dance a “Billie Jean” tribute, Riggi said.

John James, who played Jeff Colby on the popular TV series “Dynasty,” will be master of ceremonies, and Riggi’s son, Christopher, who is in the vamp movie spoof, “Vampire Sucks,” will charm “Twilight” fans. Best-selling author Laura Morton, who wrote the Elizabeth Smart story, is on the A-list of distinguished guests.

There are still about 30 tickets available for this “most exciting gala of the summer,” according to Riggi. Tickets are $300 per person. Ticketholders will also be entitled to attend the induction ceremonies at 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, longtime dance museum benefactors, are honorary co-chairs.

This year’s fundraiser will not feature an auction. “In lieu of gifts, we are asking for monetary donations to keep the museum doors open and to continue work on its beautiful exhibits,” Riggi said.

The huge dance floor will invite guests to get up and get down with the T.S. Ensemble playing Jackson dance favorites.

Michael Panza is handling decorations and the Glen Sanders Mansion has planned a sumptuous dinner.

“This gala is a big party,” Riggi said. “Everyone is welcome.”

For tickets to this black-tie affair, call 583-4935.


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