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2015

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Watch Baltimore's Michael Jackson Protestor Cover Beatles

April 30, 2015

After giving Rolling Stone a glimpse of what it takes to be the "Michael Jackson Protestor," Baltimore's Dimitri Reeves shows off his moves and optimism with a performance of Michael Jackson's cover of the Beatles' classic "Come Together." Atop...

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Watch 'Michael Jackson Protester' Try to Heal Baltimore

April 29, 2015

Amid the riots and heartbreak Baltimore is facing in the wake of Freddie Gray's mysterious death while in police custody, Dimitri Reeves has brought some light to a dark situation — and done so by channeling the King of Pop. Videos of Reeves performing...

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'Motown 25' Special, Expansive Box Set Planned for Release

February 23, 2015

In 1983, music icons like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross came together for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, a live NBC special that celebrated the 25th year of that legendary label. Now an updated version of the...

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Can Michael Jackson Save Figure Skating?

January 23, 2015

Can the King of Pop lift figure skating from its doldrums? That question will be answered this season as the International Skating Union allows athletes in all disciplines to perform to music with lyrics for the first time. Skating insiders say that...

2014

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Watch Billy Gilman Cover Michael Jackson

November 21, 2014

At 13 years old, half the age he is today, Billy Gilman took the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden to participate in Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Concert. Taped on September 7 and 10, 2001, the special tribute to the King of Pop also featured...

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video to Live Again as 3-D Film

October 1, 2014

Michael Jackson's 14-minute music video for "Thriller" will be getting revived in 3-D next year, now that the clip's director, John Landis, has settled a legal dispute with the singer's estate. Although he is still working out specifics, the...

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Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury's Long-Lost Duet

September 19, 2014

Thirty-three years after they first began work on the track, Queen will finally release "There Must Be More to Life Than This" - featuring vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson - on their upcoming compilation album Queen Forever, which...

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Watch Adam Levine Impersonate Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson

September 3, 2014

Throughout his late-night tenure, Jimmy Fallon has reigned as King of the Musical Impression. (Remember his take on Neil Young singing the Fresh Prince theme? 'Nuff said.) But the comedian faced stiff competition on Tuesday night's Tonight...

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Bart Simpson Does 'The Bartman' With Michael Jackson

August 21, 2014

By the fall of 1990 Simpsons mania had swept the country, even though the show had been on the air for less than a year. Bart was the breakout star and merchandise featuring the slingshot-wielding delinquent flooded stores, though schools across the country...

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Vintage Michael Jackson Clips Used for New Video

August 14, 2014

Even posthumously, Michael Jackson is going where no artist has gone before: His new video for Xscape's "A Place With No Name" marks the first time a music video has ever debuted exclusively on Twitter. Along with its tweet premiere, "A Place...

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Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Top the Charts

July 2, 2014

What does Ed Sheeran's x album title really stand for? "Multiply" is the official pronunciation, but maybe it's just curse-word shorthand for "x@$%ing record sales," with albums down 15 percent this year and tracks down 13 percent. Ed Sheeran's Heartache...

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'Private' Michael Jackson Footage Sets off Lawsuit

June 28, 2014

Behind-the-scenes footage of Michael Jackson shot in 2007 has set off a lawsuit between the production company behind a new documentary and the executors of Jackson's estate. Michael Jackson: 25 Essential Moments According to The Hollywood Reporter,...

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Hear Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Sung 20 Different Ways

October 27, 2014

More than three decades after Michael Jackson's Thriller became a worldwide smash – thanks to its genre-hopping amalgam of pop, rock and soul – a singer named Anthony Vincent has tested the versatility of the album's ghoulish title...

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Hear the Jackson 5's Long-Lost First Recording 'Big Boy'

September 30, 2014

Since 1968, the earliest commercially available Jackson 5 recording has been the "Big Boy" 45 that the band cut for Steel Town Records and released in January that year. The previous July, however, they had cut the same track for Chicago's One-derful!...

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Oddest Michael Jackson Interview Surfaces

September 16, 2014

From John and Yoko to Tupac, PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series has taken music journalists' unheard audiotapes and fused them with clever animation. Now the series has unveiled yet another amazing interview: An intimate conversation...

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20 Best MTV VMAs Opening Performances

August 22, 2014

If the Grammys are "music's biggest night," then the MTV Video Music Awards are music's most memorable. For three decades, the VMAs have had an incomparable ability to distill a year's worth of pop music into a single killer ceremony-opening performance....

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31 Most Outrageous VMAs Moments Ever

August 20, 2014

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and...

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Michael Jackson's Neverland to Be Sold

August 1, 2014

Michael Jackson's opulent, 2,700-acre estate Neverland Ranch will be hitting the market in the near future. Forbes reports that the Los Olivos, California property is being sold by the real estate investment firm Colony Capital, which owns equity in Neverland...

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Reaching Out: The Best Michael Jackson Slow-Jams

June 30, 2014

As Jackson famously once said: "I'm a lover, not a fighter." These tracks prove that he was as adept at drama-drenched ballads and feel-good anthems as he was with glossy nightclub roof-raisers.

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