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Local zombies wanted for worldwide ‘Thriller’ dance

October 7, 2017 • By

Coming up in Santa Rosa the next three Sundays is a chance to learn to dance like someone not entirely dead and, perhaps, to set a world record.

Free workshops at the Dance Center are intended for anyone interested in taking part in a worldwide pre-Halloween performance of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” video.

The idea is that on Oct. 28, enough people will dance the dance at the same time to make the record books.

This is not the first “Thrill the World” event, but it’s the first in Sonoma County. Last year, according to thrilltheworld.com, an estimated 4,535 temporary zombies did their thing at 96 registered events around the world. read more

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Madrid seeks children and adults actors for a new musical about Michael Jackson

October 6, 2017 • By

The Casting will take place at the Teatro Nuevo Apolo in Madrid on Wednesday October 18 at 4.30pm for the new Michael Jackson Musical called “Forever King of Pop”

To apply, fans and actors/dancers/singers will need to send a video interpreting “Beat It” for women and “They Don’t Care About Us” for the men and Children aged between 6 and 10 years old to have a choreography of the King of Pop famous moves.

The show should start in January 2018 and is endorsed by the Jackson Family (Jackson Family Foundation) and promoted by Summum Music. read more

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The Incredible Way Michael Jackson Wrote Music

September 8, 2017 • By

If you’ve ever heard the below early demo of ‘Beat It’, you’ll know Michael Jackson’s extraordinary process of writing songs – by building each element of a track with his voice. Every note of every chord, harmony, melody, bass and even the rhythm through beat-boxing. The full harmonies will blow your mind:

Jackson couldn’t read or write music at all. Contrary to received wisdom, he could play instruments a bit – he’s credited as playing keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, drums and percussion on ‘HIStory’ – but none proficiently. He didn’t have any formal composition training, though one could say he was trained harder than any other performer by his father. read more

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John Landis on the making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

August 31, 2017 • By

This Year we celebrating THRILLER in style!  Here the story from John Landis point of view! Not that we didn’t know all this already! While waiting for next week announcement from the Michael Jackson Estate and the previews in Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival, we can get some reminder about what the music Industry called THE classic!

Thriller had already been out a year when the king of pop asked the director of An American Werewolf in London to direct a video for its title track. The result helped turn an already huge record into the biggest ever. read more

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Remembering Princess Diana

August 31, 2017 • By

Today we remember the incredible life of Princess Diana, two decades on from her tragic death. From her wonderful humanitarian work, warmth and compassion to her iconic style and elegance, Princess Diana’s legacy continues to be a true inspiration to people the world over.

Diana was said to have been an enormous Michael Jackson fan, reportedly listening to Thriller and BAD on repeat, and long having hoped to one day meet the King of Pop. A meeting finally occurred in 1988, when Diana and Charles attended Wembley Stadium for the BAD Tour, with Michael donating £150,000 to the Prince’s Trust. He also gifted Diana two miniature tour jackets he wanted to give to William and Harry. read more