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Fri, Aug 23, 2013

Arts, Community, Entertainment

The 5th Annual Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration Schedule for SUNDAY August 25th

BY lyanne

 

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On Sunday August 25th, The 5th Annual Michael Jackson Birthday celebration will be  held  at Washington Park, sponsored by The Commons Community Development Corporation, and the Washington Park Conservancy, _MG_8148

Michael Jackson, is one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.  Michael Jackson fans span all across the globe. With all the cultural barriers that he has broken down, there is a very small chance that a person does not know his name. People of all ages also enjoy the music of the “King of Pop”.

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On or near Michael’s birthday, fans and lovers of his music celebrate his life and legacy, and traditionally pilgrimage to New York City, Los Angeles, CA and Gary, IN.  Well a little known fact, is Newark has been reliable source Michaels music. Newark, New Jersey is soon becoming a destination for fans to express their love and reverenced for the entertainer who conveyed love throughout his music.

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This is why we are having our 5th Annual Birthday Tribute to Michael Jackson. To his fans, Michael was unique and irreplaceable artist. “We want to spread the love for his music, creativity and his legacy he has left behind, said Dominique Wilson, a well know Michael Impersonator and President of the MJ fan club in Newark.   For Michaels fans of all ages.

There will be a talented line-up of performers, singers, dancers, and Michael Jackson Impersonators. The event programming spans Michael’s career.  The band will feature a young extraordinary singer covering the early Jackson 5 classic, as well as others singing the latest selection that made Michael the King of Pop.  The DJ will be playing all of Michael’s hits and rarely heard songs along with some unreleased music selections. There will also be a “Moves Like Mike” competition with three categories “Best Look,” “Best Singer,” and “Best Dancer” and the audience can sign-up and participate. Children under the age of thirteen will also have a segment where they can showcase their talent as well. We look forward to seeing you there spreading all of Michael’s legacy and love.   Celebrity performances,

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This is a free event for everyone.  Washington Park is located at Washington St and James Street near the Newark Museum and public library.