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Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ Gains New Relevance After Charlottesville

August 16, 2017 • By

“If Martin Luther was livin’/ He wouldn’t let this be/ Skin head, dead head / Everybody’s gone bad” sang Michael Jackson in the song “They Don’t Care About Us.” The lyrics are striking a chord again now, three days after the tragedy in Charlottesville.

Taken from the album HIStory: Past, Present and Future – Book I, released in 1995, “They Don’t Care About Us” is probably Michael Jackson’s most politically-engaged track.

And with good reason. The song openly discusses racial discrimination, skinheads, Martin Luther King, and the passive stance authorities often take against injustice. “All I want to say is that/ They don’t really care about us,” crooned the King of Pop, implicitly referring to people of color in America. read more

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Pink to receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at MTV VMAs

August 16, 2017 • By

Pink will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the 2017 MTV VMAs in California on August 27.

The 37-year-old singer – who has six-year-old daughter Willow and eight-month-old son Jameson with her husband Carey Hart – has been revealed at the recipient of this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award during the ceremony for the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on August 27.

The award is the highest honour available to artists at the awards show – which is held at the Forum in Inglewood, California – and has previously been bestowed upon the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé, and last year’s winner Rihanna. read more

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Thriller 3D will also premiere in North America

August 15, 2017 • By

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festiva willl host the world premieres of Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D for North America!

Named TIFF, the Festival will start on September 7!

Also on the listing, the Making of Thriller and also “Sheikh Jackson”, the Egyptian movie.

TIFF will be branding the Michael Jackson colours this year! Clearly a THRILLER of a year!

For more information about TIFF / Thriller 3D, Click HERE

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Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson statue given rifle by Rio narcos

August 14, 2017 • By

Rio de Janeiro drug gangsters gave a famous statue of Michael Jackson a scary new prop in a photo circulating on Brazilian social media: an assault rifle.

Police said Monday that the picture, in which the military style semi-automatic is slung around the King of Pop’s neck, was taken “by criminals.”

“The suspects have been identified and an operation is underway to arrest them,” police said in a statement.
The picture, taken in daylight, showed off drug traffickers’ brazen control over many areas of Rio’s favelas at a time of steadily growing violent crime. read more

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“La Isla Bonita” was originally offered to Michael Jackson

August 14, 2017 • By

Madonna has had a number of key collaborators over the years (Shep Pettibone, Stephen Bray, Mirwais and William Orbit all spring to mind), but Patrick Leonard was arguably the most integral to her legacy. Together they conjured up dozens of pop classics including “Live To Tell,” “Like A Prayer” and “Frozen.” He recently gave an interview about their working relationship and shares a couple fascinating tidbits. One of most interesting is the fact that “La Isla Bonita” was originally offered to Michael Jackson. read more