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MJ OneMichael Jackson Birthday Bash Schedule In Las Vegas. 01-08-'21

As you know, the Estate is planning a Michael Jackson Birthday Bash in 'MJ ONE', Las Vegas on the week-end of 28-29 August. Part of the schedule has been reveiled:

The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are hosting a very special celebration commemorating the relaunch of 'Michael Jackson ONE' and Michael's birthday this year.

Gather together with all of the other Michael Jackson fans for a celebration in Las Vegas and plan to spend the weekend in Las Vegas to take part in all of the planned activities. Activities will start Saturday afternoon and include both new activities and old favorites:

– Dance contest judged by Jamie King and Rich & Tone Talauega
– Book signing by Michael Bush
– Meet & Greet reception with the Estate team and their invited guests and VIPs
– Cake to celebrate Michael’s birthday
– Step and repeat photo opportunity with artists
– Guests will have an opportunity to leave a birthday video message for Michael

Check back to see a full schedule of the events!

Make your hotel reservations using one of the special room rates being offered to fans:

Mandalay Bay: https://bit.ly/2U79wHw
Delano: https://bit.ly/35y9Sck
And to purchase tickets, visit Cirque du Soleil/MJONE: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/michael-jackson-one

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


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Updates Of The Month August. 01-08-'21

Hello trusty fans from all around the world here are the updates of August 2021.

The number of new coronavirus infections in Belgium is going down, going in the right direction. Now that we are in the middle of the summer with bad weather we cannot enjoy terraces again.

The holidays have started for most people, but the weather is not really good for those who stay in our own country, huh! Hope for recovery.

Because the weather has been bad here in Belgium for the last few weeks I have for the fans the Jacksons Megamix (Part 1 & 2) ) mixed by Rod Layman.

Download the megamix here.

Here are the updates:

Item of the month:

The Item of the month are this time the 'Rock With You' maxi-single of Michael Jackson that was released on February 16th, 1980 in Holland by Epic. It’s a rare maxi-single because only Holland did the maxi-single with the 'Off The Wall' album cover photo on the front.

More info click here.

Remixes of the month:

The 15 remixes, sure worth downloading. We have this month 7 official and 8 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 LPs, singles, CDs 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


Moonwalker DVD Cover'Moonwalker' On TV In Belgium. 31-07-'21

With Michael Jackson's birthday coming, more and more TV Channels are planning to play different documentaries and movies about Michael Jackson.

In Belgium, the 2 channels Tipik and Auvio will be programming 'Moonwalker', the unique movie from 1988, on August 7th at 8:35pm (local time) and again on August 8th at 6:15pm (local time).

You are loving his music. You know his moves. Make now acquaintance with Michael Jackson like you have never seen him in 'Moonwalker', a magic, musical movie which brings and carry you back to the moon, an adventurously trip in company of the famous entertainers of the planet!

So the lucky Belgium fans will have the possibility to watch Moonwalker twice in 2 days! Enjoy!

Source: Tipik / Auvio / Billie Jean


Burn This Disco OutBurn This Disco Out! Save The Date: August 28, 2021. 31-07-'21

As announced a week ago, the team behind Kingvention, the Michael Jackson Convention, organises a Michael Jackson Birth Day Celebration in London and the date is now set to Saturday 28 August 2021!

More information about the venue and timing will be soon released! So keep an eye out if you live in the UK!

Everyone will be welcome, full evening of pure Michael Jackson music!

Sign up here and be the first to gain access to tickets to celebrate Michael Jackson's Birth Day in London.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


The Estate Of Michael JacksonAfter Court Victories, Michael Jackson Estate Eyes Revival. 30-07-'21

Michael Jackson s musical legacy never left, but a kind of comeback is coming.

With a series of court victories that bring the end to serious legal crises, with a Broadway show beginning and a Cirque du Soleil show returning after a long pandemic pause, the Jackson business is on the upswing 12 years after the pop superstar's death.

Very recently, things looked grim. The 2019 HBO documentary 'Leaving Neverland' raised child molestation allegations anew. The once-dead lawsuits brought by the two men featured in it had been revived by changes in the law. And a decision in the estate's appeal of a $700 million tax bill was taking years to arrive.

"I was always optimistic," John Branca, the entertainment attorney who worked with Jackson through many of his biggest triumphs and now serves as co-executor of his estate, told The Associated Press in an interview at his Beverly Hills home. "Michael inspired the planet and his music still does. There was never any doubt about that."

The optimism was warranted. A succession of court decisions came. One accusers' lawsuit was dismissed in October 2020. The other was tossed out in April. In May, a ruling in the tax case slashed the bill dramatically. The estate suddenly stands nearly clear of a dozen years of disputes. That means Branca expects that in the next 18 months it can finally be taken out of probate court and turned into a trust for Jackson's three children, who are all now adults.

And the focus of the estate can now shift back to presenting Jackson to the world.

The first priority is the revival of the Cirque du Soleil show, 'Michael Jackson: One' at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. It is slated to reopen Aug. 19 after a coronavirus closure of nearly a year and a half, in time for a major celebration there planned for Jackson's Aug. 27 birthday.

The Broadway show, 'MJ: The Musical', will follow quickly on its heels, the first of several planned projects.

Branca said the delay of well over a year, as happened for all of Broadway, was "frustrating" but he has renewed excitement about 'MJ: The Musical' and shared new details.

"It's not a chronological depiction of Michael's life," he said. "It's more impressionistic, inspired by Michael's life and his music. It takes place as Michael is preparing for a tour and MTV wants to get an interview. Michael's very press shy, and slowly but surely as they develop a relationship begins to talk about different parts of his life that then get enacted in the show."

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage wrote the show's book. Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon is directing and choreographing. Broadway newcomer Myles Frost will star as Jackson, after Ephraim Sykes dropped out to shoot a movie. Rehearsals resume in September, and previews begin in December.

Branca said he's proud of the diversity the show will bring to the stage.

"The cast is obviously largely Black," Branca said, "In an era where that's sorely wanted on Broadway."

Successes aside, Branca feels lingering bitterness about director Dan Reed's 'Leaving Neverland' and what he felt were American media outlets that "don't have the time or the wherewithal to do the research to figure out what's true and what's not true."

Hence, the estate's last lingering lawsuit, now in private arbitration, is one that it brought itself, and one Branca very much wanted filed, against HBO over the documentary.

"I was very angry at HBO and Dan Reed and I still am because here's the thing: You can say anything you want about somebody who's dead. They're not here to protect themselves," Branca said.

The two men featured in the documentary are appealing the dismissals of their lawsuits. HBO has defended 'Leaving Neverland' as a valid and important piece of documentary journalism.

Ironically, the victory handed to the estate in its tax case came in part because the judge believed the value of Jackson's image and likeness had been severely diminished by such allegations at the time of his death, despite his acquittal at his 2005 trial for child molestation. It was one aspect of an all-around victory for the estate that's bringing a far smaller bill that's being calculated now.

Under the guidance of Branca and his more behind-the-scenes co-executor John McClain, the estate has brought in $2.5 billion in revenue in the past 11 years, and Jackson has remained the top earning deceased celebrity every year since his death at age 50 from a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol.

But Branca says the way Jackson's musical legacy echoes through modern artists may be his most impressive legacy.

"Kanye West, Drake, Beyoncé, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande — they all point back to Michael," Branca said. "His influence is really enormous."

Source: Independent / Billie Jean


Taj JacksonTaj Jackson Updates The Fans On h-His Project. 30-07-'21

After a long silence, Taj Jackson has some updates to give the fans and explains the reasons why the project has been on hold for a while and it is not only due to COVID.

Here his full statement:

"The past 2 years I have purposely not shared some things with you guys because I didn't want my personal problems to interfere or question your confidence in me and this project.

First, I have never lied about this project being one of the most important projects in my life. Nor have I ever lied about my love and dedication to it and my uncle. However, there are some personal stuff behind the scenes that I have had to deal with and it has definitely affected both my mental and physical health. I am doing much better now but I want to finally share 2 examples.

Ok, where do I start… Last year my wife and I came face to face with the horrors of a miscarriage. I didn't reveal it back then because we had no idea how to handle this loss. The effects were absolutely devastating for us.
That day, we went to my wife's OB/GYN(doctor) to finally find out the gender of our new baby. It was suppose to be an exciting day. Instead we found out that our little precious baby no longer had a heartbeat. Nothing prepared us for that shock. I hid this pain well from you guys and the public. I still did many interviews regarding my uncle and livestreams after that painful day. You would have never known what happened.

Which brings me to my next situation…
Well two months ago I went to my doctor for the first time in nearly a decade. I knew I hadn't been taking good care of myself and the results clearly showed.
Not only was my blood pressure and blood sugar super high, I also had some other health complications. Not to mention I was already 60 pounds overweight. Luckily everything was still fixable and not permanent. But I had a pretty decent health scare for awhile. So if I wasn't as active on social media as I had been in the past, or didn't answer or respond to your messages or comments, now you know why. I really had to focus on getting better and healthier…For my family, for the project, and for me.

Why am I telling all this.
Because it felt weird and hypocritical to be working on a series that humanizes my uncle by showing all the external crap and struggles he had to deal with, while at the same time I am hiding my own personal struggles and crap from you guys. I am also telling you this because I want you to fully understand that through out all this drama, my commitment to this project has never faltered. I have been constantly working and pushing things forward since I first put this Go Fund Me page up. Even with my hardships these years, I have always made time to fight for and defend my uncle's legacy. And I will never stop that fight until everyone learns and knows the truth.

Am I frustrated about the speed at which this series is moving, of course I am. But I could have never predicted that a world wide pandemic would slow down things everywhere and last this long. So unfortunately we have to be patient.

That being said…There is no doubt in my mind that this series will be finished and distributed globally . I'm ready to hit the ground running once it's safe to do so. I want to thank everyone for their continued support. Whether monetary support or emotional support, I am so thankful for my uncle's defenders and advocates. This series will be executed in a way that will forever vindicate my uncle Michael once and for all. It will cement his legacy as not only the greatest entertainer that ever lived, but one of the greatest and kindest human beings to ever walk this planet. My uncle, Michael Jackson, deserves that.

Yes this series is a huge undertaking, but as I said before, your support makes this possible. I truly thank you guys for believing in this project and me. We are going to make a difference for many generations to come.

Shamone!
Taj"

Source: Go Fund ME / Billie Jean


Hiroshi Fujiwara & K.U.D.O. Presents Michael Jackson / Jackson 5 Remixes Album Is Reissued. 28-07-'21

Hiroshi Fujiwara & K.U.D.O. Presents Michael Jackson / Jackson 5 Remixes (re-issue) Album CoverHMV Japan informs us that the album 'Hiroshi Fujiwara & K.U.D.O. Presents Michael Jackson / Jackson 5 Remixes' is reissued in Japan on vinyl by Motown/Universal.

The Michael Jackson / Jackson 5 Remixes' album is put together by Hiroshi Fujiwara & KUDO. The album will be re-released on April 28 in Japan by Motown/Universal and features on the A-side regular remixes, and on the B-side dubbed tracks making the Jackson's music obscurely different from what your used to yet is a nicely expanded approach that takes this project past other efforts of a similar nature.

The straight remixes are dub heavy, but remain focused around the familiar structure of the originals… In all, each track nicely uses/has subtle bass-lines and a smokey Jamaican sound to add some really different changes to the work and sound of the Jackson's.

Released for the first time in 2010 on CD, then on vinyl in 2018, this compilation of remixes produced by Hiroshima Fujiwara and KUDO is in the reggae and ska style.

Track list:

A:
1. We've Got A Good Thing Going (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Michael Jackson - 4:00
2. Never Can Say Goodbye (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Jackson 5 - 4:11
3. All I Do Is Think Of You (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Jackson 5 - 4:32
4. La La (Means I Love You) (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Jackson 5 - 4:19
5. It's Great To Be Here (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Jackson 5 - 3:50
6. Happy (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Michael Jackson - 3:49

B:
1. Love Song (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Jackson 5 - 3:54
2. I'll Be There (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Jackson 5 - 4:12
3. I Want You Back (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Jackson 5 - 5:19
4. With A Child's Heart (HF & K.U.D.O. Remix) - Michael Jackson - 4:29
5. Ben (HF Remix #3) - Michael Jackson - 3:30

Record label: Motown/Universal
Series number: PROT-7022
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 21 €

Order the album here at HMV.

Source: HMV / Billie Jean


OWSON1OWSON x MJCN. 28-07-'11

China is the hot place to be at the moment! After PureArts' new Official MJ Statue, here comes another (fun) one but not official!

OWSON is a owl comic character popular in China, created by the Chinese cartoonist Waiwai and as the memorabilia and statues of characters are booming in the world, a company called DIVINE STUDIO (Zhushen studio) has created multiple figurines about this cute owl popular with young players!

After few designs, they have now showcased their latest version Michael Jackson Style!

OWSON is posing like Michael Jackson 'HIStory Statue' in a gold layer figurine.

More information will be available here.

Source: Keen Zhang / MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Estate And Sony Prepares Michael Jackson Song Releases In 3D Audio. 28-07-'21

Michael JacksonA never-before-heard experience is what the Japanese record label promises about songs from the 'King of Pop' music.

Sony will release a 3D audio system soon and the 'King of Pop's music catalog is on the Japanese company's priority list.

According to Humberto Gatica, Michael Jackson's sound engineer and producer on 'Thriller', 'Bad', 'We Are The World' and Invincible, the label's innovative system will allow fans to hear songs from the 'King of Pop' with surprising effects.

"'Billie Jean', 'Bad', 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', 'Thriller' … You can hear some impressive effects. That's why Michael's Estate contacted me, as I know these files well and obviously I'm someone you can trust so that no file of any kind can escape and go smuggled to the market, which would be a mistake. . These are original files, and opening them after 30 years of recording was an impressive experience… Because the technical and musical quality are maintained until today. It never got old. Michael's voice, all the movements and all the noises he made when he was recording… He was a very rhythmic person. Rediscovering the scores and the sounds, the effects, was something super interesting and fun", said the producer.

No release date yet [rumors suggest in the fourth half of 2021 in order to publicize Michael"s show on Braodway] Gatica explains that Sony's technology will be a sensory experience.

"When you put the headphones on, you feel Michael's voice coming out in front of you, behind you, from the sides… a great experience… In my opinion is that if Michael had heard this he would have been happy. Because Michael was a person who always looked for the best of the best, and he climbed to the top, and when he was already at the top he wanted to climb even higher."

Source: Sony / The Estate Of Michael Jackson / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson - The Jackson Files CoverMichael Jackson - The Jackson Files (by Strebor). 27-07-'21

Because the weather has been bad here in Belgium for the last few weeks I have for the fans today a mix of Michael Jackson mixed by Strebor.

It's a long mix (180 minutes - 389 MB) with lot of songs of MJ, the mix is briefly mixed and sometimes just flowed into each other, worth downloading.

Download here the Michael Jackson - The Jackson Files (by Strebor).

If you can't get enough of remixes go to this page.

My self remixes can you find here and my two megamixes here. Not enough go to my In The Mixes here.

Enjoy and a lot of listen pleasure from webmaster Dirk (DJ MJMR3)

Source: Billie Jean


Bad Single CoverMichael Jackson's 'Bad' Music Earns UK Gold Certificate. 27-07-'21

'Bad' was released on August 31st, 1987 worldwide and reached number one in several countries around the world.

The single 'Bad', by Michael Jackson released on September 7th, 1987 in the USA received this Monday (July 26) the gold certificate from BPI, the British Phonographic Industry.

To earn a single certification for a UK single, the track sold 400,000 copies, including paid downloads and music streaming.

The platinum, gold and silver certifications awarded by BPI in recognition of sales milestones include streaming audio data since June 2015, with 1,000 streams counting as a "sale".

'Bad' was released as the second single from the album of the same name, reaching number one in several countries around the world, including the United States, on the Billboard 100.

Source: MJ Beats / Billie Jean


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