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Guy Moonwalks across Europe and it’s a Thriller!

September 27, 2016 • By
Michael-Jackson-Songs-Inspires-Guy-To-Moonwalk-Across-Europe-On-Video-Its-A-Thriller Michael Jackson songs have long given fans inspiration for many a thing, but for Travis DeRose, it was the old Moonwalker movie video that gave an idea for a unique YouTube. Earlier in 2016, DeRose spent a few months on a two-month long trip to Europe. DeRose and his friends visited 13 countries, saw 22 cities, and rode 21 trains — while making sure to moonwalk along the way. Many famous European landmarks and scenic vista were given the Michael Jackson moonwalk treatment as DeRose glided backwards right on by. With most of the European continent represented (Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and many more), the “Guy Moonwalks Across Europe” video was an ingenious way to capture such an extensive trip, making the idea of sitting through another typical iPhoto slideshow seem as antiquated as some of the ruins DeRose slides in front of.

DeRose says he learned to moonwalk from watching Michael Jackson songs on YouTube. He said he came up with the idea while on a previous trip to Ireland.

“It started on a previous trip to Ireland when I was getting my photo taken in front of a castle,” DeRose explained. “Instead of just standing there looking awkward, I started moonwalking and it actually turned out pretty cool. So when I started this big Europe trip I started moonwalking every place we went.”

The young man “sometimes” felt it was “weird” moonwalking across all these famous places in Europe.

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MICHAEL JACKSON: 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL Black Fedora sold on auction in London

September 27, 2016 • By

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A black fedora hat worn and autographed by Michael Jackson during his 30th Anniversary Celebration concert in 2001, held over two dates at Madison Square Garden was sold today in an auction in London.

The star studded event celebrated Jackson’s 30th year as a solo performer (his first solo single, Got To Be There, was recorded in 1971), with concert tickets considered some of the most expensive ever sold.

The hat originates from the personal collection of David Gest – who produced the event – and was worn during Jackson’s performance of Billie Jean and The Way You Make Me Feel. The fedora is made from wool with a black grosgrain ribbon hat band and is autographed “Love Michael Jackson” on the underside of the brim. Made by Shannon Phillips, the hat features “Michael Jackson” in gold-coloured print on the interior leather sweatband.

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‘Cause this is THRILLER! THRILLER Night!

September 27, 2016 • By

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Downtown businesses are routinely seeking ways to bring more customers into the vicinity, and Lexington’s annual “Thriller” event attracts thousands of warm bodies downtown each Halloween season – as well as some that look a little past their expiration date.

What started as a casual joke between friends has become one of Lexington’s favorite annual pastimes, featuring thousands of local residents turned would-be zombies. Now in its 15th year, the event has been named a top 10 Halloween destination by USA Today and now includes a dance showcase and costume parade, along with its central celebration: the re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, which first premiered on MTV in 1982. This year’s event, set for Oct. 29, will also include an inaugural day-long Wicked Wonders Market at Cheapside Park, with vendors showcasing spooky delights in a bazaar-style marketplace.

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Fan Made, Interactive, KINGVENTION, Merchandise

KEEP THE FAITH: THE VIDEO

September 25, 2016 • By

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If you recall, last June we called out to all fans to come to film a video with us in London or to send us a video themed on the song KEEP THE FAITH.

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “DANGEROUS”, the video premiered at the European Michael Jackson Convention, KINGVENTION on September 10 in London. The response was great and fans enjoyed watching the video on a big screen!

Let’s not wait any longer, here the video premier today at MJVIBE:

Please share with your friends and family as the goal is to share Michael Jackson’s Message through celebrating the good things that life has to offer.

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Events, News

Ne-Yo channels Michael Jackson at the opening of the new National Museum of African American History

September 24, 2016 • By
Shirley Caesar at the center of a performance that included Donnie McClurkin, Octavia Spencer and the Howard University Gospel Choir as part of “Taking the Stage: Changing America,” a concert taped at the Kennedy Center to mark the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.(Photo by ABC/ Fred Watkins)

Shirley Caesar at the center of a performance that included Donnie McClurkin, Octavia Spencer and the Howard University Gospel Choir as part of “Taking the Stage: Changing America,” a concert taped at the Kennedy Center to mark the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.(Photo by ABC/ Fred Watkins)

Michael Jackson, James Brown, Marian Anderson, the Duke and Lena Horne. They weren’t there physically Friday night at the Kennedy Center, but their presence was undeniable during a star-studded concert marking this weekend’s opening of the Museum of African American History and Culture.

If you remember, we talked about this new museum which just opened and which own a Michael Jackson Costume. They have celebrating the opening in music and with a speech from Barack Obama.

“I should say good evening, everyone,” said Oprah Winfrey, who donated $21 million for the museum, after President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took their seats in the balcony of the Eisenhower Theater. “But what I’d really like to say is hallelujah.”

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