Entries tagged with: Michael Jackson
The Apollo Theater - June 25, 2009, 8:30 PM (hsupafly)
The Apollo Theater in Harlem posted the message, "In Memory of Michael Jackson, A True Apollo Legend" on its billboard Thursday after learning of Jackson's death at age 50.
In Times Square, a low groan went up in the crowd when television news flashed the news that Jackson had died. People began relaying the news to people by cell phone text messages.
Thirty-six-year-old Micheal Harris of New York City read from a message sent on his phone, "No joke. King of Pop is no more."
Harris said he will always remember being in Times Square when learning that Jackson had died.
The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a statement on the music legend's passing:
"A friend of Michael's for the last 35 years, I call on people around the world to pray for him and his family in the hour. I have known Michael since we were both teens, worked with him, marched for him, hosted him at our House of Justice headquarters in New York, and we joined together to eulogize our mutual idol, James Brown. I have known him at his high moments and his low moments and I know he would want us to pray for his family." [CBS]
"We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.UPDATE: As of 6:05, TMZ is still the only ones reporting this. I hope they are wrong.
Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.
Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.
Jackson had 13 number one hits during his solo career." [TMZ]
UPDATE: At 6:21, CNN says Michael Jackson is in a coma.
UPDATE: At 6:25, LA Times says he has passed away..... CNN agrees. :(
Farrah Fawcett, RIP too.
tonight in NYC
* THIS WEEK IN INDIE
* NYC Opera @ Rockefeller Park
* Opium8 Launch @ Bowery Poetry Club
* Matt Bauer, Lewis & Clarke @ Zebulon
* Cracker, Kevin Kinney @ Highline Ballroom
* Bettye LaVette @ Rockin' the River Cruises
* Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ The Stone
* St. Vincent, Tim Fite, JBM @ The Bell House
* Johann Johannsson, ACME @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Glass, Stretch Armstrong (DJ) @ Studio B
* Pattern Is Movement, Bell, Inlets @ Union Hall
* The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Santos Party House
* Magik Markers, Mouthus, Soft Circle @ Silent Barn
* The Legends, Pirate Love, Vivian Darkbloom @ Pianos
* Bedouin Soundclash, Deleon, The Bad Scene @ Maxwell's
* Big Tree, And The Moneynotes, Eagle & Talon @ Union Pool
* Fiasco, Turbosleaze, Phfat Raskals, Bj Snowden @ Cake Shop
* The Woggles, Cheeseburger, A.C. Newman @ Santos Party House
* The Lemonheads, Varsity Drag, The Legends @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dinosaur Jr., Screaming Females @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dan Friel, Ken Rei, Dino Felipe, GDFX, Altaer @ Death By Audio
* Hypernova, Electric Black, Ali Eskandarian, Buteo @ The Delancey
* The Paper Chase, Girls, Free Energy, Radical Sons @ Mercury Lounge
* Sea Sick, US Royalty, Apache Beat, Arab Parrot (DJ) @ Glasslands
* The Jaguar Club, The Stationary Set, Glint, The Dance Party @ The Annex
* The Most Serene Republic, Your Nature, Beloved Rogue, City Breathing @ Cake Shop
* pow wow!, Film Noir, The Wowz, Turner Cody, Thomas Patrick Maguire @ Public Assembly
* Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Femi Kuti plays a free Celebrate Brooklyn show at the Prospect Park Bandshell tonight.
Johann Johannsson makes his U.S. debut and kicks off an East Coast tour tonight at (Le) Poisson Rouge (with early and late shows). ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) will join Johann and play an opening set.
Tonight at the Bowery Poetry Club...
The official launch of Opium8: The Infinity Issue promises to be an absolute scream, with readers Julie Metz (Perfection), Lisa Carver (Drugs are Nice), Felicia Luna Lemus (Like Son), and Zachary Mexico (China Underground), judged by comedian Todd Barry (The Wrestler and Flight of the Conchords), Gavin McInnes (the brain behind Street Boners and TV Carnage) and Ben Adams (an editor at Bloomsbury)! The first 65 people get a button for the lapel of their choice! Seven different buttons in all! Hosted by: Todd Zuniga & Erin Hosier.Jackson 5 videos below...
We've just learned Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles ... and we're told it was cardiac arrest and that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance.This is a very sad day all around.
He was picked up at his home around 20 minutes ago -- we're told his mother is on the way to visit him.
UPDATE: The 911 call came in at 12:21PM at his Holmby Hills home in L.A.
UPDATE: A Jackson family member tells TMZ Michael is in "really bad shape" and the brothers are headed to UCLA.
UPDATE: We just got off the phone with Joe Jackson, Michael's dad, who says "he is not doing well." [TMZ]
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Michael Jackson has passed away...
"A week after Miley Cyrus shared with the world her plans to 'ruin' Radiohead after they snubbed the young starlet at the Grammy Awards, the band has responded to the singer's threat... The band wasn't amused by her story. 'When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement,' the band told the new issue of Us Weekly in a statement." [MTV]
"Dozens of investors who came to federal court in New York to hear Bernard Madoff's admission that he ran a $65 billion Ponzi scheme in which he lied and stole for decades applauded his jailing." [Bloomberg]
"Yet Miley is not the only star that has a beef with the band. Kanye West is another temperamental superstar who was also snubbed by the band. West told audiences at his VH1 Storytellers taping that he too was dissed by the band at the Grammy Awards" [andPOP]
"wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you're not one of those people i have managed to offend by doing nothing xx" [Thom Yorke]
"We are working on new material" [Ed O'Brien]
"U2 celebrated the number one debut of its new album 'No Line on the Horizon' with an intimate gathering for a few friends Wednesday night." [Boston Globe]
"It's not U2, but 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' will get its own multiple dose of pop royalty this month. Prince will perform on three consecutive nights on the NBC program as he girds for the release of a pair of new albums. The mini-residency will run March 25-27; he also plans to hit the 'Tonight' stage May 28 for Leno's next-to-last night as host of the venerable talk show." [Reuters]
"Five new shows have been added to Michael Jackson's London run, bringing the total to 50, according to Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, promoter of the shows." [Billboard]
"Hundreds of fans have queued through the night to buy the first tickets to Michael Jackson's 'final curtain call' of concerts in London." [CNN]
"Michael Jackson has revealed the dates for his 10-night This Is It! run of concerts at London's O2 Arena. The King of Pop's first show is July 8th, and he'll perform every other night until July 18th (leaving a day's rest between every show), when he'll take a four-night break before his next date, July 22nd. After that, only three shows remain: July 24th, 26th and 28th." [Rolling Stone]Those dates listed, and Michael explaining what "This is It!" means at a press conference (video), below...
Michael Jackson Thriler, Greenwich Village, Oct 31, 2008 (by editrrix)
And check out these pics of Zombiecon/Zombiecrawl HERE.
Video of the Thriller part (as seen in the above photo) of the parade below...
Enjoy cinema under the stars! The Tribeca Drive-In, the Festival's classic outdoor screening series, will present a 25th anniversary celebration of "Thriller," the family-friendly Meerkat Manor, and the winning film of the Fans' Favorite Football Flick in the plaza of the World Financial Center, April 24-26. Screenings are free and open to the public, and doors open at 6:30 p.m., with programs beginning at 7:30 and screenings at 8. [Tribeca Film Festival]Tonight "Join filmmaker and 'Thriller' video director John Landis for a special 25th anniversary screening of Michael Jackson's epic 1984 music video, plus the classic Making of Thriller. Learn the Thriller dance and take part in the world's largest zombie disco..."
On Tuesday Michael Jackson will release a 25th-anniversary edition of it. The expanded CD/DVD package will include the original nine-song album, one unreleased track from the original sessions, and five reworkings with contributions from contemporary artists that range from innocuous to downright damaging.Further diminishment: that commercial with the dancing lizards.
Associating with will.i.am, Fergie, Akon, and Kanye West is meant to lend Jackson credibility with today's urban music fans, but adding modern flourishes to a record like "Thriller" doesn't do anything to improve it. If anything, it diminishes the one unblemished chapter of Jackson's creative life. [The Boston Globe]
I have to finish what I started, and I guess that would be compiling the world's biggest collection of people dressed as Amy Winehouse for Halloween. I was already up to 92 pictures. By the end of this post you'll have seen another 166. Some are great, and more than a few paired Amy with her boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil. This photo falls into both of those categories....
Even more looked less like Amy, and then there were many Amys that decided to hang out with Pete Doherty instead of Blake - a pairing that makes a lot of sense from the English musician drug addict tabloid point of view. This picture falls into both of those categories....
Pete Doggerty & Amy Doghouse
In related news,
After Amy Wino's hideous performance at the MTV Europe Awards last night, she was booed when she accepted an award for Artists' Choice. Pete Doherty immediately came to her defense.Then there was Amy with Lily Allen...
He was asked what advice he would give Wino, "I wouldn't give her any. She's fine. It's all bollocks. People should leave her alone. I went for a drink with her earlier today and she's totally fine. Perfectly healthy and happy.
"People are saying she's out of control, but she's not. She's a sensible girl and she knows what she's doing. She ain't doing nothing wrong." [dlisted]
and even Amy with M.I.A....
Now we'll get to more Amy's in a second, but first: To answer my own question, "no", Amy is no longer playing the MTVu Woody Awards or Saturday Night Live due to visa issues. Oh well - not a big loss considering how scary her last live appearance was. That video, and a zillion more Amy impersonators, below.....
"Michael Jackson is hoping to make $500 million from a reformation of the Jackson 5, it has been claimed.....The embattled pop superstar, who is currently working on new solo material with Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas fame, is hoping to make a dramatic comeback in Las Vegas....According to reports, Jacko and his brothers will play 250 concerts in Vegas, alongside a full U.S. and world tour. [Yahoo]
Daft Punk - 2007 Tour Dates
7/21 in LA @ Sport Arena
7/27 in Berkeley @ Greek Theatre
7/29 in Seattle @ WAMU Center
7/31 in Denver @ Red Rocks
8/3 in Chicago @ Lollapollazoo
8/5 in Toronto @ Arrow Hall
8/7 in Montreal @ Bell Center
8/9 in NYC @ Keyspan Park
While Michael Jackson received two milestone honours at the World Music Awards in London, England on Wednesday night, his promised performance never came to be. The former 'king of pop' received a Diamond Award for selling more than 100 million albums, and Thriller was recognized as the best-selling album of all time. Jackson was expected to sing that album's title track, but he said that was a misunderstanding. Young American R&B artist Chris Brown performed 'Thriller' instead." [Chart Attack]
a BBC summary....
Chris Brown performing Thriller & other clips, etc...
Simpson Crazy offers over 100 songs from the Simpsons for download. MP3s include "Sonic Youth grunge metal version" of the end credits, 'Michael Jackson' singing 'Happy Birthday Lisa' (one of my favorites), The Ramones singing Happy Birthday Mr. Burns, and "Grove Slope" by the B-52's.
Here are the top 10 "greatest pop songs since 1963, determined by experts at MTV and Rolling Stone magazine":
01 The Beatles - yesterday
02 Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
03 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
04 Madonna - Like A Virgin
05 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
06 the Beatles-I Want To Hold Your Hand
07 Aretha Franklin - Respect
08 U2 - With or Without You
09 the Jackson - I Want You Back
10 Backstreet boys - I Want It That Way
Here are the top 100 and you can download every single one of them (WMA Format). Backstreet Boys #10?
Item # 447: Jackson 5 "Sugar Daddy" Sales Award
Category: Michael Jackson, - Record Awards
Starting Bid: $600.00
Description: 1971. "Sugar Daddy" peaked at #10 on the Billboard singles chart on January 22, 1972 and spent eight weeks in the top forty.
You should definitely watch the new Eminem Video right now (or later is ok too).
Pitchfork has a whole blah blah blah about it.
Moby likes it!
Eminem hates Bush so much, he's even gonna vote.
And, do not confuse this video with the one where he mocks Michael Jackson.
What? You thought the Ashlee story was played out already? USA TODAY doesn't think so.