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.
The Estate of Michael Jackson is denouncing a documentary about two of his sexual-abuse accusers that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, calling it "just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations." The estate said in a statement Wednesday that the documentary "Leaving Neverland" ''is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson. The Sundance Institute announced earlier Wednesday that the documentary had been added to the festival lineup. The film tells the story of Wade Robson and James Safechuck now in their 30s who had long-running relationships with Michael at ages 7 and 10. Both men both testified under oath that Michael never did anything inappropriate to them and Michael Jackson was acquitted of all charges of molestation in the 2005 trial. The film is produced and directed by BAFTA-winning director Dan Reed. The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Jan 24 and runs through Feb. 4.
This mendacious documentary should NOT see the light of day. SIGN THE PETITION: End the Defamation of Michael Jackson & Pronounce His Innocence
Voice your outrage to the people that run the Sundance Film Festival, the director/producer, Dan Reed, and/or HBO and UK Channel 4 who helped create this exploitive film. Share your thoughts and feelings. It is a disgrace that they are giving a platform to these to perjurers in a production that calls itself a documentary. For any fans looking to send emails as suggested by the Estate, here are email addresses for you:
UK Channel 4 – Tweet to director of programming Ian Katz @iankatz1000
Janet Jackson was a nominee among returning acts of a more diverse selection of acts to get inducted into the ever-broadening Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Janet joined a more diverse selection of returning acts who have not been inducted. The public voted and finally she’s in! Janet Jackson will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on 29 March 2019 at the Barclays Center in New York and following her brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Indutee, and so much deserved!
Taj Jackson and his wife Thayana have welcomed their first born and daughter Taylor Aurora Sco Jackson on 21 November 2018. She is the couple's first child, the seventh grandchild for Tito Jackson and niece of Taryll and TJ and cousin of Royal, Dee Dee, Jo Jo, Rio, Bryce and Adren. Jackson Source wishes the family congrats and lots of fun with the latest Jackson family addition.
From EURweb.com, by Jerome Maida:
As everyone knows, Michael Jackson was a pioneer in breaking and pushing boundaries in the music industry, from being the first black artist featured regularly on MTV to using groundbreaking technology in his music videos. Now his nephew, Jaafar Jackson – son of Michael’s brother, Jermaine – is following in his famous uncle’s footsteps.
At “The Reveal” at the Dolby theater in Los Angeles of the new technology NASGO is betting it becomes the norm eventually, Jafaar Jackson performed in support of his new album, which he has earlier announced at the United Nations would be released in the new format called “tokenization.” He had made the announcement about the groundbreaking way he will release his album earlier at both the United Nations and then at the New York Stock Exchange.
Like his famous family, Jaafar Jackson wanted to make it clear he is releasing his album using this new technology to both be more accessible to fans and to be better able to support social causes.
“One of the biggest things (is) I want to bring awareness about things that are going on around the world through my music,” said Jafaar to EURweb in an exclusive interview.. “Using this technology and my music together, it’s definitely going to make me very happy.”
Jafaar feels the new blockchain/tokenization technology helps both artists and fans.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson’s black “Bad” jacket that the singer wore on his first solo tour is going up for auction in November and could fetch up to $100,000. Julien’s Auctions said on Friday that the jacket, which Jackson signed on the back with a silver permanent marker, was worn throughout the singer’s “Bad” world concert tour from 1987-89. The jacket, with multiple zippers, straps and buckles, is one of the late singer’s most iconic costume pieces alongside his red and black leather “Thriller” music video jacket that sold for $1.8 million at auction in 2011. Michael Jackson has become one of the most collectible celebrities. The “Bad” jacket is being sold by Texas businessman and philanthropist Milton Verret along with almost 100 other items from his large rock ‘n roll memorabilia collection. Verret also owns the “Thriller” jacket, which he takes around children’s hospitals, but is not putting that item up for auction.
Jaafar Jackson is creating history and is poised to revolutionize the music recording industry with the help of tokenized solutions from NASGO; a company helping businesses, sports influencers, musicians and many others to tokenize their businesses with features for point of sale, closer communication for customers, social media, tokenized loyalty programs, and as a means of supporting humanitarian causes.
In a move that will soon become pervasive for many performing artists, NASGO will assist in the creation of uniquely-branded digital tokens for use in rewarding followers and customers with branded merchandise, priority seating and early release of upcoming materials. Jaafar will also use the technology to support and advance social causes, and to continue the social impact legacy begun by Michael Jackson and currently championed by members of the Jackson family including father Jermaine.
Jaafar launched his Jusic token on the NASGO blockchain with an exclusive debut performance of four tracks with 1500 or Nothin' at the Hollywood Dolby Theatre on 27 October 2018! The movers and shakers behind Nasgo Nation, Eric Tippetts and Steve Chiang arranged a must-be and must-see event titled "The Reveal" to teach, show and demonstrate how Blockchain Technology is the next wave of business, entertainment, art and so much more!
Jaafar Jackson is making history by tokenizing his musical releases. Other artists are moving this direction as well, which could turn the music recording industry on its head.
This year's MTV EMA Global Icon award is going to legendary pop and R&B singer Janet Jackson! Janet will celebrate the occasion by performing a medley of her iconic hits including her new single "Made For Now" at the MTV EMA on 4 November. It will be her first ever EMA performance. Be sure to tune in and catch a legendary Janet Jackson performance! The 2018 MTV EMA will air live around the globe from Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm CET.