“Metamorphosis”: Janet Jackson to perform 15 shows at the Park MGM, Las Vegas

Janet Jackson is sharing her legendary entertainment autobiography in an explosive Las Vegas stage show.

“Metamorphosis,” Jackson’s first extended engagement on the Strip, opens May 17 and runs 15 dates in May, July and August. The specific dates are May 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26; July 24, 26, 27, 31; and August 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10. The show delves into Jackson’s life in the public eye, including her issues with self-esteem while growing up amid superstar siblings.

The release announcing the series informs, “The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album ‘Rhythm Nation.’

“Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amid the challenges faced along her personal journey. She encourages her audiences to find their own light within themselves through her Metamorphosis.”

Tickets to “Metamorphosis” start at $79 (not including fees) and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com.

Exclusive listen: Jaafar Jackson

Eric Tippetts, co-founder of NASGO released an exclusive video from an exclusive studio listenening session with Jaafar Jackson who has tokenized his upcoming musical releases with his JUSIC token for the NASGO blockchain platform. Video is courtesy and originally uploaded by Eric Tippetts. 

Janet Jackson Nominated for an NAACP Image Award

Icon Janet Jackson is nominated for Outstanding Female Artist for the 50th annual NAACP Awards. The NAACP Awards take place on 30 March 2019.

Brandi Jackson spilling the tea on Wade Robson

Brandi Jackson (daughter of Jackie Jackson, niece of Michael Jackson) spilled the tea on Wade Robson on Twitter. Last week, her uncle Jermaine Jackson stated on Good Morning Britain that Wade dated two of his cousins. One of them is Brandi and she writes:

Taj Jackson joins special Leaving Neverland roundtable episode of The MJCast

Make sure to listen a special roundtable episode of The MJCast bringing together a panel of experts and those who have seen Leaving Neverland and are taking action against it. Q and Jamon lead the discussion, and are joined by Taj Jackson (who is currently raising funds to produce his own counter docu-series), Charles Thomson (The MJCast’s Legal Correspondent and award-winning investigative journalist who has exposed a range of actual child abusers and cover-ups for The Yellow Advertiser in the UK), Marcos Cabotá (a film director who has seen the film and was one of its earlier critics) and Samar Habib (of the Michael Jackson Academia Project, who has been a leading figure in the online movement against the film). LISTEN

Taj Jackson slams ‘ridiculous’ child sex abuse allegations in the shocking new ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary

Janet Jackson receives Choreographer's Carnival 20 Year Anniversary Show Lifetime Achievement Award

The Choreographer’s Carnival celebrates its 20 year anniversary on Wednesday January 30th at AVALON in Hollywood with a special lifetime achievement award presented to Janet Jackson. Carnival has been playing to sold out audiences every month in Los Angeles and travels to New York, Chicago, Italy, Atlanta, Sydney and expanding to Canada and Paris. 

Jermaine Jackson Defends His Brother Michael

Jackson Family Statement

Michael Jackson's family members said Monday that they are "furious" that two men who accuse him of sexually abusing them as boys have received renewed attention because of a new documentary about them. The family released a statement denouncing, Leaving Neverland, a documentary film featuring accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck that premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival and is set to air in the spring on HBO and the U.K.'s Channel 4. 

"Michael always turned the other cheek, and we have always turned the other cheek when people have gone after members of our family — that is the Jackson way," the statement said. "But we can't just stand by while this public lynching goes on.... Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these allegations would not have been made."

The family points out that Jackson was subjected to a thorough investigation which included a surprise raid of his home, the Neverland Ranch, but was still acquitted at his criminal trial in 2005, in a case involving another young man.

Robson testified at that trial, saying he had slept in Jackson's room many times, but that Jackson had never molested him. Safechuck made similar statements to investigators as a boy. Jackson died in 2009. Both men filed lawsuits in 2013 saying stress and trauma had forced them to face the truth and admit they were sexually abused. The suits have been thrown out on technical grounds but are under appeal.

The Jackson statement calls the men "perjurers" because of this reversal, saying the family is "furious" that media outlets without evidence have chosen "to believe the word of two admitted liars over the word of hundreds of families and friends around the world who spent time with Michael."

The film's director Dan Reed has said he has no doubts about the men's validity. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, which Robson and Safechuck have done on multiple occasions.

The family insists that truth and evidence are on their side. "We are proud of what Michael Jackson stands for," the statement said.

Read the Jackson family’s entire statement below:

Michael Jackson is our brother and son. We are furious that the media, who without a shred of proof or single piece of physical evidence, chose to believe the word of two admitted liars over the word of hundreds of families and friends around the world who spent time with Michael, many at Neverland, and experienced his legendary kindness and global generosity. We are proud of what Michael Jackson stands for.

People have always loved to go after Michael. He was an easy target because he was unique. But Michael was subjected to a thorough investigation which included a surprise raid of Neverland and other properties as well as a jury trial where Michael was found to be COMPLETELY INNOCENT. There has never been one piece of proof of anything. Yet the media is eager to believe these lies.

Michael always turned the other cheek, and we have always turned the other cheek when people have gone after members of our family – that is the Jackson way. But we can’t just stand by while this public lynching goes on, and the vulture tweeters and others who never met Michael go after him. Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these allegations would not have been made.

The creators of this film were not interested in the truth. They never interviewed a single solitary soul who knew Michael except the two perjurers and their families. That is not journalism, and it’s not fair, ­yet the media are perpetuating these stories.

But the truth is on our side. Go do your research about these opportunists. The facts don’t lie, people do. Michael Jackson was and always will be 100% innocent of these false allegations.

Michael Jackson Musical ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ coming to Broadway

Last summer, the Michael Jackson estate and Columbia Live Stage announced that they were developing a new stage musical inspired by the life of the dead pop star. On Wednesday, they confirmed it will be titled Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough. The production will have its out-of-town premiere in Chicago (beginning October 29th and running through December 1st) at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, before transferring to Broadway some time in 2020. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Sweat in 2017, Ruined in 2009) will pen the book, and Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris) will direct and choreograph the show. The score will comprise hits from across Jackson’s massive catalogue.