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“I’m a great fan of art. I love Michelangelo. If I had the chance to talk to him or read about him, I would want to know about what inspired him to become who he is – the anatomy of his craftsmanship. Not about who he went out with last night, or why he decided to sit out in the sun so long…” – Michael Jackson in 1993 Michael spent some down-time in Italy in May 1988 while traveling the world on the BAD tour. He visited the Sistine Chapel in Rome and St. Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City, and also visited Michelangelo’s statue of David in Florence.
“A sensory spectacle as dynamic as the King of Pop himself, ONE takes audiences on a mesmerizing, impeccably choreographed journey in which more than 60 actors, dancers, aerialists and acrobats reinterpret Jackson’s unparalleled artistic spirit.” – Las Vegas Magazine, March 2019 (Tickets: Link in Bio)
Michael’s Live in Bucharest and Live at Wembley Stadium concerts will be available for only one more week before the limited viewing window on his official YouTube Channel ends on Sunday, May 19. Be sure to set aside time to watch them before then!
We are deeply saddened by the passing of director John Singleton, a trailblazer in entertainment who became the first African-American and youngest person ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. Through films like Boyz N the Hood, Rosewood and Poetic Justice John told stories about the African-American experience that deserved to be heard with his unique insight and compassion. John’s collaboration with Michael on Remember the Time produced one of the most innovative and creative short films Michael ever made, leading to a working relationship and friendship both men always cherished. Our thoughts are with his loved ones. John Singleton will be missed. – The Estate of Michael Jackson
As he demonstrated throughout his life and through his songs, Michael believed that activism and participation in one’s community to build a better world was of utmost importance. On this day in 2002, Michael performed at “A Night at the Apollo” for the Democratic National Committee in the U.S. to encourage voter registration. His performance at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem helped raise $2.5 million for the effort.
“It's incomprehensible for me how anyone could not see the direct connections between Jackson's impact on pop culture and MTV and WWF's rise to national level prominence and pop culture frenzy in the mid 80's. In my opinion, Jackson clearly paved the way for a larger than life show that wrestling quickly saw and joined during this 1980's visual art revolution. Jackson made mini movies/video's the norm. Please then tell me how "Piledriver" the video is not a direct effect of Jackson's pop culture influence.” – Ernie Lanford Can you think of any part of pop culture where Michael Jackson’s influence cannot be seen or felt?
Name That MJ Tune — how many of the songs in this 15 second video can you identify?? If you need help, listen to the This Is Michael Jackson playlist to hear these (and other) MJ songs.
In 1993, Michael’s Heal The World Foundation launched Heal L.A. as well as an initiative alongside President Jimmy Carter, to address issues of drug use prevention, medical, and educational services. “When it comes to charity, nobody can touch him,” said William Upton, a communications director for an anti-gang group in South Central L.A. #MJHumanitarian