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Kingsart ,Exhibition In Japan. 05-12-'19

A special Exhibition called 'Kingsart' will be held in Japan at the Kashuyama Daikanyama building in Tokyo, Japan.

The Exhibition will focus on Michael Jackson’s ability to paint and draw with full scale replica of the work.

The Exhibition will take place from December 15 to December 27 and will also includes limited merchandise:

Kashuyama Daikanyama
Ulsan Daikanyama
14-18 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150-0034

Kingsart'Kingsart' will be held in Japan at the Kashuyama Daikanyama building in Tokyo, Japan.

If you recall, the same drawings were seen in a German book 'Artworks By Michael Jackson: The Unknown Side Of A World Star' written by Australian artist Brett Livingston, the book is a collection of drawings that Brett and Michael Jackson done together! Forewords by Katherine Jackson.

When the book came out in 2015, a lot of speculation came about saying not all the drawings and painting included in the book were from Michael Jackson’s hand.

It is unclear which drawings and paintings will be on display at the Exhibition so if you are in Japan, up to you to see this but make sure to make some research on the drawings before hand.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Hector Show Us The Michael Jackson Bandai Doll Vs MjOne Statue. 01-12-'19

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Updates Of The Month December. 01-12-'19

Hello trusty fans from all around the world here are the updates of December 2019.

It's almost Christmas again and then we can open packages to socialize with the family. This year it is different because my father-in-law died in July, he died at the age of 93. But with the children we make it a fun party.

This month on December 6, we will celebrate the 17th birthday of this fan site 'Billie Jean'. On that day you can download a new wallpaper made by myself (webmaster Dirk).

Don't Forget This:
The 'Michael Jackson's This Is It 10Th Anniversary' (Limited Numbered Edition) box set will be released on December 12th, 2019.

A small-batch box set of film, music and memorabilia will be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s 'This Is It', the movie that captured Jackson’s final concert rehearsals before his death.

Only 1,000 numbered copies will be made of the set that is available for presale at the Jackson online store.

Box Set Includes:
•A repressing of the 'This Is It' 4-LP vinyl set on translucent blue vinyl with original jacket artwork.
•12” X 12” 60-page hardcover coffee table colour photo book containing full-page still photographs from original CD booklet and additional previously unpublished photos from 'This Is It' rehearsals.
•Rare promotional 3D enhanced Blu-ray disc of the film never released as a standalone version (3D Blu-ray player and TV not required for playback in 2D).
•Each box contains one of the actual lenticular concert tickets for the July 24, 2009 performance of 'This Is It' at the O2 arena, mounted in acrylic ticket holder.
•All contained in a collectible limited-edition numbered custom box with a built-in sound-responsive LED light panel on the front cover.
•Limited to only 1000 copies.
•539,99 euros and without shipping costs.

Pre-order the box set here.

Here are the updates:

Item of the month:

The Item Of The Month are this time the 'What's All About' (Special Radio Broadcast) single that was released in July 1977 in the USA by (BMI) ABC Records.

More info click here.

Remixes of the month:

The 15 remixes, sure worth downloading. We have this month 2 official and 13 unofficial remixes, click here to download. Do not hesitate if you want to request a remix which you can not find on the web.

Record fairs:

Michael fans the time has come for the record fairs again in different country's, which guarantees a very wide range of LP's, singles, CD's and music curiosities, where almost all musical styles are represented. Both passionate collector as ordinary music lover can find their liking and, who knows, really that special bargain tapping the head. Most visitors return all the way home satisfied, and we do it for, uh ... there.
Here are the link of the record fairs.

Do you want to read the news of the last month again go to news archives.

So lots of read and listening pleasure from webmaster Dirk (MJMR3), greetings and until the next updates.

Source: Billie Jean


'The Wiz' Star Stephanie Mills Calls Michael Jackson 'The Most Gentle And Kind Person'. 01-12-'19

Stephanie MillsNot many people know what kind of person Michael Jackson was behind closed doors, but Stephanie Mills does.

The Grammy and Tony-award winning actress was one of the few women the King of Pop had a romantic relationship with and has never been afraid to open up about their time together.

Though it’s been 10 years since singer’s tragic passing, Mills still reminisces about their romance every now and again and doesn’t have a problem speaking highly about the special person Jackson really was.

Jackson and Mills dated in the early 80's.

While many celebrities today have no problem showcasing their romantic relationships in public, that wasn’t really the case for Michael Jackson.

The late singer was notorious for keeping much of his personal life out of the limelight and because of this, no one really knew all of the people he was close with over the years.

Source: Cheat Sheet / Billie Jean


Johnny Depp Producing Michael Jackson Musical Told By His Iconic Glove. 29-11-'19

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp is apparently producing a Michael Jackson musical – told from the perspective of the singer’s famous sparkly glove.

It will feature both actors and puppets of people and animals such as Bubbles the chimpanzee, who Jackson once kept as a pet.

Nitzberg said the idea came to him 17 years ago when a TV network wanted him to make a film about the King of Pop, but that the question of how to deal with the child abuse allegations surrounding the star came up.

He said: “I said, how’s this? Everything MJ has been accused of has actually been caused by his glove, which is actually an alien from outer space [and] feeds on virgin boy blood.

“They laughed and said, can you do the normal version?”

The movie did not get off the ground but Nitzberg said that nearly two decades later he decided to return to the idea and make it as a musical.

Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil then got involved.

The musical is said to be a “look into the strange forces” that shaped the star and the “scandals that bedevilled his reputation”.

It will debut in Los Angeles in January.

The new show comes in the wake of the controversy sparked by this year’s 'Leaving Neverland' documentary, in which two men claim that the star abused them when they were children.

Jackson’s relatives and estate have disputed the allegations, saying the claims are an attempt to cash in on the late singer.

The singer died in 2009 aged 50 following an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol.

Source: Yahoo / Billie Jean


'The Definitive Collection' (Hi-Res CD (MQA x UHQCD) - Limited Edition) CD Album Is Reissued.
27-11-'19

The Definitive Collection (Hi-Res CD (MQA x UHQCD) - Limited Edition) CD Album Cover'The Definitive Collection' compilation album of Michael Jackson is reissued in Japan by Universal Music. The limited edition CD album in HQ definition, you need an MQA enabled DAC to hear the MQA files per se.

It is a 19-track collection of highlights from his Motown recordings, including the hits he had with his brothers in the Jackson 5. This emphasizes Michael's solo hits over the Jackson 5's -- there are ten cuts of him alone, nine with his brothers (and one of those is an alternate "minus mix" of 'I'll Be There') -- which skews this a little bit toward puppy love over bubblegum, something that may be a little too syrupy for some listeners, but there's no denying that for fans lacking a collection of Michael's earliest hits.

This definitive collection features original hit recordings including 'I Want You Back', 'ABC', 'I'll Be There', 'Got To Be There', 'Rockin' Robin', 'Ben', 'One Day In Your Life' and plus the much-talked about B-side, 'Who's Loving You' and a BONUS Minus mix of 'I'll Be There').

Track lists:

1. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 - 2:58
2. ABC - The Jackson 5 - 2:57
3. The Love You Save - The Jackson 5 - 3:02
4. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 - 3:56
5. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5 - 2:59
6. Maybe Tomorrow - The Jackson 5 - 4:44
7. Got To Be There - Michael Jackson - 3:23
8. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson - 2:31
9. I Wanna Be Where You Are - Michael Jackson - 2:59
10. Ain't No Sunshine - Michael Jackson - 4:10
11. Ben - Michael Jackson - 2:44
12. With A Child's Heart - Michael Jackson - 3:32
13. One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson - 4:13
14. We're Almost There - Michael Jackson - 3:44
15. Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5 - 2:37
16. Just A Little Bit Of You - Michael Jackson - 3:11
17. Farewell My Summer Love - Michael Jackson - 3:41
18. Who's Lovin' You - The Jackson 5 - 4:00
19. I'll Be There (Minus Mix) - The Jackson 5 - 3:54

Record label: Universal Music
Series number: UICY-40291
Guide price: 24 €

Oder the cd album here at CD Japan.

Source: CD Japan / Billie Jean


Musical 'For The Love Of A Glove', An Unauthorized Musical About The Life Of Michael Jackson As Told By His Glove. 26-11-'19

For The Love Of A Glove MusicalNot sure about this one but great concept! While we are also not sure of the content of this new musical set by Julien Nitzberg and called 'For The Love Of A Glove, An Unauthorized Musical About The Life Of Michael Jackson As Told By His Glove', will open Friday, January 25, 2020 in LA.

'For The Love Of A Glove' stars Jerry Minor in the title role THRHIL-LHA (aka The Glove) and Eric B. Anthony as Michael Jackson. As with the hit Broadway musical AVENUE Q, the actors in 'For The Love Of A Glove', perform their 20 roles while visible to the audience. Unlike AVENUE Q, this show does not use “Muppet style” puppets, rather specially designed, meticulously built Japanese Bunraku-style puppets. Realistic and close to life size, these 20 all-original works of art portray all members of the Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Emmanuel Lewis, Corey Feldman and Bubbles the Chimp.

As AVENUE Q, this is maybe very crud and the language used might be rude. It is set to be funny but to what extent? Laughing is good but laughing at Michael Jackson, that’s less cool!

Here the description of the musical:

'For The Love Of A Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, As told by His Glove.

Welcome to the developmental premiere of a new original musical.

'For The Love Of A Glove' takes a decidedly off-kilter approach to telling the life story of Michael Jackson. Using Michael Jackson’s glove as the play’s narrator, this show gives audiences a freshly revisionist look into the strange forces that shaped Michael and the scandals that bedeviled his reputation. By taking real life events from Michael’s life and re-telling them through the perspective of a glove who happened to be a musically talented alien trying to take over humanity, the show re-examines Michael’s life in a fresh and comical way that will surprise audiences by its unique take on all the strange unexplainable moments of his life.

In real life, Michael’s favorite musical was 'The Sound Of Music'. This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic did not feature any of the actual music performed in real life by the von Trapp family, featuring instead a completely original score. Inspired by this, 'For The Love Of A Glove' does not use any of the Jackson 5’s or Michael’s music to tell his story. Using only original music created for the show, this musical presents a comic retelling of Michael Jackson’s life as a way to address the incendiary trifecta of race, religion and sexuality that were always controversial undercurrents in Michael’s story. The show hits on these topics that are just as much a part of our national conversation today as they were in Michael’s own heyday.

Deeply researched, 'For The Love Of A Glove' puts at its center the Amadeus/Salieri relationship that existed between Michael and Donny Osmond, suggesting this as the key to understanding much of Michael’s life. This aspect of Michael’s story is not known to many people. Before cultural appropriation became a contemporary buzzword, the Osmonds were appropriating the Jackson 5’s look and sound in a way that caused controversy in the black community but was ignored in the white world.

'For The Love Of A Glove' delves into this strange history while also surveying the damage that the Jehovah’s Witnesses (Michael’s own religion) caused in his life. Controversial, daring, but always funny, 'For The Love Of A Glove' is not like any musical you’ve ever seen before.

For more information and tickets click here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' Gets A Brand New Official Video. 25-11-'19

Motown just released a brand new video of 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' from the Jackson 5. This is part of a set of official Christmas videos that Motown just released to celebrate Christmas!

The video is a mix between live character & cartoon.

 

Source: YouTube / Billie Jean


Hector Show Us Mega Rare Items. 25-11-'19

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Poll Results: Your Favorite Michael Jackson Album Of All Time Revealed. 24-11-'19

Off The Wall Album CoverThe Albumist, a music website created in 2016 in New York and all about artists’ album, has done a poll for “Your Favorite Michael Jackson Album of all Time” including all the albums of the King of Pop and the result is in!

1. Off The Wall (1979) (506 votes)
2. Dangerous (1991) (422)
3. Thriller (1982) (379)
4. Bad (1987) (293)
5. HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book I (1995) (213)
6. Invincible (2001) (96 votes)
7. Got To Be There (1972) (39)
8. Xscape (2014) (37)
9. Forever, Michael (1975) (25)
10. Ben (1972) (17)
11. Music & Me (1973) (9)
12. Michael (2010) (6)

As the result is interesting, we were not expecting 'Off The Wall' to be on the top of the list but the feel good Album is perfect for any occasion!

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

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