Sunday, August 31, 2014

17 year old Jeremy Green pays tribute to Michael Jackson for his birthday and calls out society to “MAKE A CHANGE"

Jeremy Green

"With all of the negativity and violence going on in the world right now, I felt the need to do this video. I worked extremely hard on this song and changed a lot to make it my own. My goal is to bring attention to the viola and hopefully inspire other kids to learn an instrument since many schools in America have removed it out of their curriculum. It would really mean the world to me if you all could please share this with your loved ones. 

I wish we lived in a world where everyone could just love each other instead of fighting one another. One day we will get to that point in life where we can finally live in peace. We all just need to "make a change." 

I have always loved the message in this song and tried to deliver the meaning to the best of my ability with my viola. I truly believe that if we really want to make the world a better place, it starts with the "Man in the Mirror." I hope you enjoy my cover."  ~ Jeremy Green

Watch this amazing video of Jeremy, Playing his viola to perfection.


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

MTV Celebrates Michael Jackson's Birthday with his 1988 Video Vanguard Award win.

Happy birthday, MJ!

Watch Michael Jackson Accept The Video Vanguard VMA _ 26 Years Before Beyonce

by rob markman

There was a time when MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award was simply known as the Video Vanguard Award. But in 1988, the King of Pop changed all that.

On Sunday, August 24 at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Beyoncé took home the Moonman that was once the Lifetime Achievement Award and a hallmark that stood for an almost peerless contribution to music — a standard set and upheld by Michael Jackson throughout his entire career, a standard that we continue to celebrate five years after Jackson’s death.

Had Michael not passed away on June 25, 2009, he would’ve turned 56 on Friday, August 29. MJ has left us with so many unforgettable moments, but given it’s Michael’s birthday and given the unbreakable ties between the VMAs and Michael’s MTV history, we dug into the MTV vaults and pulled out one that felt appropriate: Michael Jackson’s 1988 Video Vanguard Award win.


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Michael Jackson's Full Page Birthday Tribute From Fans Published in LA Daily News

This is the Full Page Ad MJ Fans placed in the Los Angeles Daily News today to pay Tribute to Michael Jackson on the anniversary of his birthday.  The Facebook project hosted by Jody La also gave fans the opportunity to donate for Roses at Forest Lawn, Placed inside Holly Terrace.

This is the 4th annual Full page ad place by Fans in the the publication.  I was so happy and proud to be a contributor.  What a beautiful picture and timely message.<3

Updated 9/2/2014: to read Los Angeles Daily News, after first reporting ad was in LA Times.

Five Reasons why we'll fondly remember Michael Jackson

I'm sure we could all think of many more epic reasons, but these few from Huffington Post cant be denied ~ Qbee

5 Reasons Why We'll Always Remember Michael Jackson

We find it really hard to believe that it's been five years since Michael Jackson passed away, especially with the release of his second posthumous album, "Xscape." Who hasn't listened to "Love Never Felt so Good" a thousand times already?

As we exchange stories about the very first MJ concert we attended and our failed attempts at doing the "moonwalk," our conversation shifts to his Iconic style. So in celebration of what would have been his 56th birthday today, here are five reasons why we'll always remember him fondly.

1. How he always looked so badass in those Balmain Jackets with the sharp shoulders. Shamone!

2. The way those few curls always fell into his face... and he smiled anyway.

3. How he caught the light -- and every woman's attention -- with all of his shiny regalia.

4. The way he melted our hearts while wearing aviator sunglasses. Swoon.

5. How he even got men to kiss his single Sequin Glove #Bowdown

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Story behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ “A Place With No Name” Video

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ cast celebrates
King of Pop with new “A Place With No Name” video
by Damien Shields

The cast of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ celebrates King of Pop today with the release of their “A Place With No Name” video tribute via the official Michael Jackson VEVO account.

The video was directed by MJ ONE performer and life-long Jackson fan Kany Diabaté, who worked together assistant director Ceraldo Moreau and script co-writer Cassandra Strickland. Cirque du Soleil photographer and videographer Aaron Felske served as director of photography on the project with Lexflow Unity contributing editing and effects and Malik “Skitzo” Williams starring as the lead in the clip.

The goal was to create a storyline within the video, as Jackson often did, with a beginning, a middle and an end. Although the Las Vegas landscapes don’t provide the perfect setting to literally interpret the grass, flowers and trees depicted in the song’s lyrics, Diabaté has still done an honorable job at carving out a storyline that is both entertaining and makes sense.

The project was not commissioned by Sony Music or The Estate of Michael Jackson, therefore was done without a budget. Essentially it’s a labour of love on the part of the Cirque show’s cast, who did everything on their own.

The video was filmed over the course of two weeks in June 2014 at several locations across Vegas including an abandoned Ghost Town gas station, open desert, The Strip and Mandalay Bay foyer and theatre – the home of Michael Jackson ONE – in the cast’s spare time between shows.

“I can’t even express what i feel right now,” said director Diabaté in a Facebook status today after the video went live around the world. “I always wanted to find a way to express my gratitude to MJ for bringing so much in my life, so this is for you. I hope you watch it somehow, somewhere!”

“A Place With No Name” marks the second video to come from one of the Michael Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil productions. Earlier this year, when the ‘XSCAPE’ album was released, the ‘IMMORTAL’ cast issued an independent video for the original version of Jackson’s “Blue Gangsta”. See below:


Michael Jackson
 A Place With No Name

Happy 56th Birthday in Heaven , Michael Jackson

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, —- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! —- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A PLACE WITH NO NAME - Maxi CD Single is released on Michael

A 3 track maxi CD single from the Xscape Album is released

A Place With No Name  $1.98

Track listing

1. A Place With No Name (Radio Edit)
2. A Place With No Name
3. Slave to the Rhythm (Audien Remix Radio Edit)

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Yellow Roses will be delivered to Michael Jackson's childhood home, to celebrate his 56th Birthday.

For the 5th year in a row, Katherine Jackson is bringing the Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Tribute to Gary Indiana. The celebration will take place,  August 28th, 29th and 30th.

To celebrate Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, MJ fans are sending, 56 beautiful yellow roses with greenery and baby's breath to be  delivered to Michael Jackson's childhood home in Gary.

The florist 'Just Flowers' will deliver the roses to the Jackson House on the 29th of August.  There will be 28 roses per vase. The first 56 roses will be excepted  by a Jackson family representative at 2300 Jackson Street, the rest will go to the Hobart Historical Society.

Michael Jackson fan, Kristi Kanter, came up with the idea to place Roses in Gary and so  the "Roses in Gary Indiana" Facebook  group was formed, June 30th 2014, to except donations. The groups purpose is to celebrate the day Michael was born, by sending Roses to Gary, annually on August 29th.

The The 'Roses in Gary Indiana' Facebook group will be open year around to except donations for the flowers.  For details  go to

Michael Jackson's Top Ten Fashion Trademarks

World Celebrates Michael Jackson’s 56th Birthday

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at

With a new album, hologram performances and the media hype around Michael Jackson lives on over five years after his death. However, as what would have been his 56th birthday approaches (29th August), we’ve taken the opportunity to look back at Michael’s top ten fashion trademarks. From his iconic penny loafers, to that red leather ‘Thriller’ jacket, and his now unforgettable white ‘Smooth Criminal’ trilby.
1. Single Rhinestone Glove
2. Red Leather Jacket
3. Penney Loafers
4. Fedora Hat
5. Military Jackets
6. Aviator Sunglasses
7. Sequin Jacket
8. Smoth Criminal Shoes
9. Heavy Metals, Belts & Armour
10. Arm Band 

In honour of the King of Pop’s enduring legacy, director Spike Lee upholds his annual tradition of celebrating Michael’s birthday, his work, and his life with a free outdoor party in New York. ‘Brooklyn Loves MJ’ is now in its fifth year, with the first party taking place just months after Jackson’s sudden death in 2009.

Other parties celebrating Jackson’s life include Cirque du Soleil’s ‪#‎MJWeAreOne‬ campaign, with fans around the world sharing how they’ve been inspired by the King of Pop via Instagram, proving that his music and talent still have a global reach. Also coming up is the MJ Global Birthday Party ‪#‎MJGBP2014‬ which sees fans celebrate over three days with videos, songs, and message boards all in 3D for this year’s theme.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

MJ Day 2014 - 5th Annual Michael Jackson Dance Party - Washington DC

MJ Day 2014 - 5th Annual Michael Jackson Dance Party

Friday 8/29/14
Doors: 9:00 pm

Since MJ's passing in 2009, Dominic Redd aka DJ Dredd has commemorated MJ's birthday every year with DC's biggest Michael Jackson themed dance party.

The celebration features all the hits, remixes, rare cuts and videos by MJ and the Jackson Family. Joining Dredd this year will be DJ Stylus - The Vibe Conductor, Grap Luva (host) and O's Cool (video mix).

Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001

More Info: A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC's premier public high school that provides professional arts training and college preparation to more than 500 talented students from every ward in the city. Its mission is to nurture and inspire passion for arts and learning in talented students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to develop their artistic skills. 98% of Ellington students graduate and 95% go on to college or university or careers in the arts. For more information or to make a gift directly, please visit or call 202-333-2555.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Jared Bradshaw from the Broadway hit Jersey Boys is a Huge Michael Jackson Fan

Jared Bradshaw Joins MJ Fans To Celebrate Michael's Birthday Week

 I just had the pleasure to learn that, Jared Bradshaw  from the Broadway Hit, Jersey Boys, is a Huge fan of Michael Jackson, and he isn't just saying it, he walks the talk and proudly displays his love for Michael.

Jared  has performed in three different companies of the show, Jersey Boys on Broadway and all over the country. March 20th, 2012, he was thrilled to join the Broadway company full time.

He has joined the MJ fans to celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday week, with a great video tribute featuring his very impressive Vinyl collection and great tracks of our favorite MJ songs.

On his Vimeo Channel
"I'm a New Yorker that was raised in Georgia. Broadway actor, and huge Michael Jackson fan. I have more than 1,000 MJ records on vinyl. I love the guy. thanks for stopping by."

Bradshaw has such an Impressive  MJ Vinyl collection with over 1000 MJ Vinyls . It was very gracious of him  to upload and share them with us to celebrate Michael's Birthday  week.  He even has Michael Jackson's new Album Xscape and Love Never Felt So good, featured on this great video tribute.

"Here it is ! In honor of MJ's birthday week.... my 20 minute rockin' MJ slideshow of my 1,000+ MJ records! turn up the volume. enjoy."
"Thank you so much everyone... I've been working on this in my free time (a little hobby) over the last year on and off. Claudia...thanks for noticing the music....that was the hardest part of course, besides photographing over 1,000 records, and putting them in chronological order. editing the music together as seamlessly as I could was hard. rock with you/ Billie jean was my favorite layover. same beat. timing the pictures to "change" on the beat took forever...a labor of LOVE. "

~ Jared Bradshaw

"This video was created to add new expression, meaning and to emphasize Michael Jackson's endless artistic achievements in his matchless career. I recommend you explore Michael Jackson's catalog for sale at these outlets:"  ~ Jared Bradshaw

Some  photo's posted on Facebook to pay tribute to Michael

                June 25, 2013                                 June, 2009

Just recently Jared and fellow Jersey Boys took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Source:  Jared Bradshaw  Facebook  Vimeo  and  Jared 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Billboard Proclaims Michael Jackson's 1995 MTV VMA Performance BEST of All Time

MTV VMAs' 15 Best Performances of All Time
By Billboard Staff

Like summer's end, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are fast approaching. If the show's 30-year legacy is any indication, we're in for superstar collabs and elaborate sets come Sunday (Aug. 24).

To celebrate the annual spectacular, we’ve picked the best performances in VMA history. Pop megastars including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga made a strong showing on the tally – but who had the most showstopping moment of all?  Read on to find out and relive all the jaw-dropping, headline-grabbing performances.

1. Michael Jackson Medley (1995)

Michael Jackson proved, yet again, just why he was the King of Pop at the '95 show. Not only did he give MTV viewers a 15-minute medley of many of his biggest hits (including "Beat It," "Billie Jean," "Black or White," "The Way You Make Me Feel" and more); he did it with on-stage costume changes, moonwalking, Slash shredding on guitar, dance-fighting and enough crotch-grabbing for the whole of the '90s. Such was the awesome power of this spectacular MJ performance, which set the standard for today’s Video Vanguard performances.

Madonna's Vogue performance comes in 2nd followed by Bon Jovi 3rd place.

2. Madonna, “Vogue” (1990)

Talk about a cultural mashup: Madonna and her company of dancers, clad in 18th century Marie Antoinette garb, taught the world how to vogue, a performance style popularized in underground gay dance clubs of the '80s. Cue one incredibly animated pants-less dancer, and VMA magic is made.

3. Bon Jovi, “Livin’ On a Prayer”/ “Wanted Dead or Alive” (1989)

In a performance largely credited with inspiring MTV's massively popular "Unplugged" series, Bon Jovi brought its hair pop-metal down to earth for a riveting acoustic jam session. Jon snapped and strummed along with Richie Sambora's double guitar, as the two brought down the house with two of the band's biggest hits, portrayed this time in a more modest light.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

King Of Pop Beats Queen Of Twitter With Exclusive Music Video

According to  Michael says  ‘Just Beat It’ with 45,000 retweets  for the premiere of his exclusive music video. That's five times more than the 9,000 achieved by Katy Perry for the release of her latest single. Besides beating Perry's record, History was made  with the exclusive Twitter premiere of the video for Jackson’s posthumous single ‘A Place With No Name' This was the first time a major music video has been unveiled in a tweet.


‘A Place With No Name’ comes from Jackson’s latest album, XSCAPE, released in May this year. The song was originally recorded 16 years ago and the video  features never before seen footage of Jackson from 1992. The video was also streamed simultaneously in New York’s Times Square to thousands of screaming fans, all fired up by the excellent build-up to the premiere on Twitter in the last week.

It’s been five long years since Michael Jackson died (an event that crashed Twitter’s servers as the world mourned) but he’s still thriving on social media. In the last year, the King of Pop has been mentioned a gob-smacking 6.4 million times on Twitter. We explored Twitter’s reaction to Michael Jackson’s ‘A Place With No Name’…

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Michael Jackson “A Place With No Name” Breaks ground as first music video to launch on Twitter

A preview of the video also made its network television debut on the special Michael Jackson themed episode of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. The new video also simultaneously broadcast on Sony's big screen in Times Square.

Michael re-envisioned America’s 1972 classic “A Horse With No Name” to convey a narrative following a man whose car breaks down and is led by a mysterious woman to a Utopian place where “no one is in fear” and “no people have pain”. It was a collaboration with Dr. Freeze in 1998 at Record Plant Recording Studio.

The beautifully shot short film, directed by iconic award-winning director Samuel Bayer, tells a story of a man enticed into a magical “place” by a mysterious woman. The short film also includes outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of Michael shot during the production for “In The Closet” short film, which have been kept in the vault since 1992.

@MichaelJackson A Place With No Name Official Video


Monday, August 11, 2014




Epic Records and The Estate of Michael Jackson, announced today that “A Place With No Name,” the next single from this year’s critically acclaimed, chart-topping Michael Jackson album XSCAPE [MJJ Music/Epic Records], will make history when it premieres on Twitter ( At 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 13, 2014 the short film will be tweeted through @MichaelJackson allowing the Twitter universe to be able to view the video within a tweet. And for those fans in New York City, “A Place With No Name” will be shown on the massive Sony screen in Times Square at the very same moment.

Throughout his entire career, Michael has always stood on the cutting edge of groundbreaking technological advancements. With “A Place With No Name” as the very first music video to launch through Twitter, he continues to set the pace of pop culture and music yet again. Follow @MichaelJackson to watch the historical moment from the “King of Pop” unfold.

Increasing anticipation, a preview of the video is set to make its network television debut on the special Michael Jackson themed episode of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance broadcast that same evening beginning at 8PM ET. The show will open with a Top Eight group performance featuring “A Place With No Name” choreographed by the Emmy award-winning Travis Payne, who worked as both back-up dancer and choreographer for Michael Jackson. During the program, all of the Top Eight remaining contestants will compete with new all-star partners and each performance will feature a different Michael Jackson song, including songs from XSCAPE.

Michael re-envisioned America’s 1972 classic “A Horse With No Name” to convey a narrative following a man whose car breaks down and is led by a mysterious woman to a utopian place where “no one is in fear” and “no people have pain”. It was a collaboration with Elliott Straite [Dr. Freeze] done in 1998 at Record Plant Recording Studio.

The beautifully shot short film, directed by iconic award-winning director Samuel Bayer, whose credits include seminal videos from Nirvana and The Rolling Stones, has been created by following Michael’s overall vision for short films which tell the song’s story, in this case, of a man enticed into a magical “place” by a mysterious woman. The short film also includes outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of Michael shot during the production for “In The Closet” short film, which have been kept in the vault since 1992.

Upon its May release, XSCAPE reached #1 in 52 countries and went Top 5 in 87 more territories. Stateside, it debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, simultaneously landing at #1 on Amazon and Spotify. The album’s first single, “Love Never Felt So Good,” a duet by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake soared to the Top in the U.S. and achieved 17 #1 and 67 Top 5 positions around the world. The single also made for Michael’s highest Billboard chart debut since 1995 and fourth highest ever at #20 as his 49th smash hit. The album also generated his 50th top 10 Billboard chart with “Slave To The Rhythm” making Michael the first artist to ever have a Top Ten hit in each of six consecutive decades.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

*Happy Anniversary* 'Off the Wall' Michael's Jackson's fifth studio album

 Some of my favorite songs come from Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" Album, including the ones featured here  "Rock With You", " She's Out Of My Life" and Don't Stop Till You get Enough".   I certainly don't plan to stop and I can never get enough  of Michael Jackson. You know the force it's got a lot of power. Enjoy !

Happy Birthday Off The Wall

Off The Wall  Vinyl Album Cover 1979

Off the Wall, Michael's fifth studio album was released August 10, 1979 by Epic Records. Five singles were released from the album, three with music videos. Michael wrote three of the songs himself, including the Platinum-certified lead single, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"

The album was a commercial success and by 1981, Michael’s Off The Wall album had sold an incredible 5 million copies. Today it is seen as one of Michael Jackson’s most important records. He had become the first artist in history to generate four number one singles off an album. He had also sold more records than any artist at a time when the record industry was experiencing a major slump in sales.

Several critics observed that the album 'Off the Wall' was crafted from funk, disco, soft rock, jazz and pop ballads and Michael received positive reviews for his vocal performance on the record.

The album also caught the attention of Michael’s peers and Michael won his first Grammy award as a solo performer for “Best R & B Performance” for “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”. In the same month, Michael attended the American Music Awards and collected three more awards for the album: “Favourite Soul Album”, “Favourite Male Artist” and “Favourite Soul Single” for “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”. Michael also won four Billboard Awards for the album

The album had started a 9 year partnership with producer Quincy Jones and had displayed Michael’s amazing song writing and vocal skills. The best was yet to come, as Michael was soon back in the studio, creating the biggest selling album of all time.

On October 16, 2001, a special edition reissue of  Off the Wall was released by Sony Records. Reviews by AllMusic and Blender have continued to praise Off the Wall for its appeal in the 21st century.


2001 Featurette of the Off The Wall Special Edition release.
(Opens in new window on Youtube.)

 In 2003, the album was ranked number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers listed it at number 80 of the Definitive 200 Albums of All Time.  In 2008, Off the Wall was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

To date Off The Wall  is certified for 8× Multi-Platinum in the US and sold more than 20 million copies

"OFF THE WALL"  Track List
 Off the Wall

 1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
 2. Rock With You
 3. Workin' Day and Night
 4. Get On The Floor
 5.Off The Wall
 6. Girlfriend
 7. She's Out Of My Life
 8. I Can't Help It
 9. It's The Falling In Love
 10. Burn This Disco Out

Singles released with short films

On July 28th 1979, Michael released the first single from the forthcoming album; “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”. The song was solely written by Michael and featured a spoken intro, a surprising falsetto voice and amazing percussion by Michael and his brother Randy. The song was released with a bright music video that featured Michael dancing in triplicate in the song’s bridge. It was his first “short film” and it was directed by Nick Saxon. The song went to number 1 in the US and Australia and was a top 10 hit in 6 countries

In November 1979, the second single form the album, “Rock With You” was released. The music video, directed by Bruce Gowers, featured Michael in an all-sequinned suit and boots. The song quickly became a number one hit on the US charts. Apart from “Rock With You” becoming one of 1980’s first number one hits, the Off The Wall album sales shot up and quickly became the third best selling album of 1980.

The fourth single released from Off  The Wall landed Michael in the record books. “She’s Out of My Life” was an emotional ballad, accompanied by a simple music video, again directed by Bruce Gowers. The song itself required several takes as Michael would break down with emotion at the end of the song. The emotion was eventually left in and the song reached number 10 on the US chart and became a top 20 hit in four countries.

Live Performances

Amazing Performance of Rock With You - Live at Wembley 1988


A beautiful performance "She's Out Of My Life" Live at Wembley 1988

 In 1996, Michael Jackson performed an Off The Wall  Medley on his History Tour.
 Lip sync or not, this was HOTT!!   Listen to the crowd scream.

Off The Wall Era Pictures

Michael Jackson photo shoot for Off The Wall Album Cover


"You know that love Survive so we can Rock Forever"

~ Michael Jackson

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Source: Wikipedia, AllMichaelJackson, Uk Loves MJ Facebook, Youtube, google