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Goin' Places, Interactive

Goin’ Places: De Mirandabad swimming pool

April 25, 2017 • By

Today we are going to a swimming pool! Yes, Michael Jackson and his brothers were there on February 2, 1979… and not to swim!

This is a brand new tropical wave swimming pool and to mark the occasion and the opening, the popular Dutch talk show “Sonja’s Good News Show” will be live in the Mirandabad. And one of the guests is… Michael Jackson (fully clothed)

Here some pictures from the show:

The Jacksons in The Mirandabad, with Gray Colbert Michael Jackson. (C) Sonja Barend

February 2, 1979: Michael Jackson is in The Mirandabad

Here a picture of the Mirandabad today:

Address: De Mirandalaan 9, 1079 PA Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Did you know?, Goin' Places, Interactive

That One Evening When Michael Jackson Spent 2 Hours In This Amazing Athlone Shop

April 8, 2017 • By

Athlone’s Left Bank area is full of gorgeous restaurants and unique shops, but there’s nothing quite like The Bastion Gallery.

It’s a treasure trove of hand-woven scarves and throws, photography, original tapestries, hand-blown glass and pottery.

Katie McCay owns the shop and back in 2006 she got a phone call that would give her the ultimate star-struck story to retell for years to come.

A friend reached out to ask Katie if the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, could come and visit her shop.

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Fan Made, Fun, Interactive

Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ Covered on Bottles

March 30, 2017 • By

If someone told you they could play an Eddie Van Halen solo by blowing into bottles, you’d tell them, “Hit the bricks! Scram! Just beat it!” Well, “Beat It” is the focus here as the Bottle Boys tackled the iconic Michael Jackson track, with Eddie’s iconic guitar solo and all!

Anyone who has blown into an empty bottle has undoubtedly noticed the varied range of tones produced from drink containers and the Bottle Boys take a pan flute approach, lining up a number of bottles together. Taking two empty plastic bottles, one man keeps time using them as shakers while the rest somehow manage to mimic “Beat It.”

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ as a fugue is actually thrilling

March 30, 2017 • By

Someone’s turned two tunes by the king of pop into some pretty mean Baroque counterpoint. Here are Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and ‘Billy Jean’ as you’ve never heard them before.

Do you love Michael Jackson? Do you love counterpoint? Then are in the right place, my friend.

We’ve discovered a YouTuber who turns pop songs into fugues, and they are as awesome as you would expect.
artofcounterpoint, known as Giovanni Dettori, provides online counterpoint tutorials, posts some of his favourite pieces for those just getting started or wanting to expand their knowledge, and also writes his own arrangements of famous songs. There’s the ‘Britney Spears Counterpoint’.
You might also like (because who wouldn’t?) Harry Potter as a fugue or Daft Punk in every musical style

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The #1 Michael Jackson Impersonator is…

March 12, 2017 • By

Congratulations to Rodrigo Teaser for winning the MJVibe Poll for #1 Michael Jackson Impersonator.

With 2,313 votes out of 9,595, Rodrigo secured 1st place, which is 24.1% of the votes out of 45 impersonators.

The poll finally offered Michael’s fans the chance to vote on who was their favourite impersonator. So often many have claimed to be the ‘World’s Number 1’ but never specified according to whom. As fans, we’d never been asked to take a vote, so we decided it was time to offer up that opportunity.

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