Live Review: Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour at the Rose Garden, 11/18


It was around the time the human-sized dancing glove showed up that Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson show got kind of weird. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of strange stuff happening before then, not the least of which being the appearance of an actor dressed as Bubbles, Jackson's famous pet monkey, who later ascended a platform to DJ above the crowd. But that's almost predictable. Of course ...   More
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Today in Regional Michael Jackson Tributes

Vancouver-based Make-Up Artist Magazine honors the recently deceased king of pop with a story about the aritists who did Jackson's freaky faces in The Wiz, the short film Ghosts and the immortal video for Thriller, with "never-before-published" photos of the singer in those makeups. The issue hits street July 15. Grass Hut is requesting art submissions for an awesome-looking Michael Jackson ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Michael Jackson Is Survived By Hawkers Of His Items. Buyer Beware!

Do you want Michael Jackson's spirit to always be with you? For the low, low price of $1,958 you can buy his spirit trapped inside a crystal! (Apparently his spirit is so powerful, it has blurred the quality of this picture accompanying this item on eBay.) After MJ's death June 26, more than 20,000 Michael-Jackson related items appeared for sale on eBay, the Oregon Better Business Bureau reports. ...   More
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Katie Litvin

Portland Memorializes Jacko by Doing Portland Things

How did Portland mourn the death of Michael Jackson yesterday? By riding bikes and zombie dancing in the street. In other words, by doing what Portland does every night, but with more Michael Jackson songs. Still, the New York Times (you're going to be shocked by this news, so sit someplace stable) was so taken by BikePortland's improvised cycle tribute that the Grey Lady wrote the bike ride into ...   More
Friday, June 26, 2009 AARON MESH

TBA Diary: Afrobeat Tribute to Michael Jackson

Even before the Gloved One's death, it had been planned: esteemed, talented local jazz pianist Ben Darwish was to inaugurate an Afrobeat Tribute to Michael Jackson for PICA's TBA Festival, making over MJ's works in the style of Fela Kuti, Afrobeat's founder. And well, it was difficult at first to figure out what, about this, was culturally icky, though it was icky. It was, after all a mere ...   More
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Dead Start to Walk in Their Masquerade: Michael Jackson's This Is It Reviewed

Too soon? Not soon enough for WW press deadlines. But here's a review of the Michael Jackson rehearsal documentary: Michael Jackson's This is It It's odd to think of Michael Jackson as “underappreciated.” Here's a guy who entered the cultural bloodstream at 8 years old and never left, who's sold more records worldwide than anyone else has or—it's safe to say—ever will, ...   More
Thursday, October 29, 2009 MATTHEW SINGER


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