Category Archives: Dance
Pet Shop Boys – ‘Happiness’ (Official Audio)
no big on Lyrics – but a good beat…..
Kylie releases her first Christmas album, Kylie Christmas at digital and streaming partners today via Warner Bros Records. Recorded at Angel Studios and Sarm Music Village, the album features 13 tracks – including several duets and a mix of original and classic songs. Kylie has enlisted the help of her sister Dannii Minogue for the deluxe version of the album, recording the brand new song 100 degrees – set to be a disco Christmas classic!
And Kylie and Dannii Minogue have proved their pop prowess once again with their catchy Christmas song 100 Degrees.
Collaborating for the first time in decades, the duo recorded the song for Kylie’s forthcoming festive album.
James Corden features on Yazoo’s brilliant ‘Only You’, Iggy Pop joins Kylie on the Waitresses festive hit, ‘Christmas Wrapping’ while Frank Sinatra posthumously completes the roll call of collaborators, appearing on ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’.
All tracks on the album were produced by Kylie’s long-standing musical director Steve Anderson, except ‘White December’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’ which were produced by Matt Prime and ‘Everyday’s Like Christmas’ by Stargate.
Three brand new tracks feature on the main album, ‘White December’, ‘Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get Here’ and ‘Every Day’s Like Christmas’ and a further three on the deluxe edition – ‘Oh Santa’, ‘100 Degrees’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’. Ranging from slow and sultry to disco, all six of the tracks truly encompass the Christmas spirit.
A DVD featuring 6 of the tracks will also be available, giving fans a glimpse of Kylie in the studio.
Kylie will play a very special Christmas show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 11th – her first ever headline show at the prestigious venue. This performance will be filmed for international TV placement.
Cher also talks about her “hope” of heading back on tour, and her tentative plans of recording new music.
London born, Brooklyn based singer and songwriter, Aaron Paul has returned bigger and stronger than ever with his 1st solo album after leaving the Worlds Apart boy pop group. World Apart had a unprecedented chart run of over (5) top 30 UK singles including: ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’, (recently featured on the soundtrack in the huge blockbuster and academy award winning movie “The Queen“), ‘Everlasting Love’, ‘Wonderful World‘ (written by Aaron Paul & fellow band member Patric Osbourne), and their biggest hit ‘Could it be I’m Falling in Love‘, and many more.
Aaron Paul came to the attention of Arista Records Executive Simon Cowell (American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor) impressed by his incredible pure voice, natural performance skills and fun personality, Simon positioned Aaron as lead vocalist/front man and lead the group to their chart success.
After moving to New York City and taking a career break from the music industry. In 2010 Aaron was persuaded by Grammy winning producer Barry “Oh” Goldstein to return to recording. Where they both wrote together and released the pop funk song ‘Shake Your Body‘ and ‘Searching‘ (featured on the compilation “There’s an Angel Watching You”). Aaron began his journey as a driven solo artist and then frequently returned back to the UK for live promotional tours.
Fast forward to 2014, the year that became a life-changing time for Aaron. With a new sound and new team, set out to fulfill a life-long dream, preparing for the release of his debut solo album. The album entitled “RAW” introduced Aaron to an entire new audience and allowed those already familiar with his sound to fall in love all over again. The “RAW” album in its entirety was written by Aaron Paul and includes productions from some of today’s hottest upcoming Producers in the game, Robby Dwayne (Day26, Crystal Waters) among others. Collectively, they have skillfully combined Aaron’s heritage and musical roots to create a fun, personal and socially conscious album.
In the spring of 2015, Aaron Paul accomplished his dream of having a number one song on the Dance Charts and Crossover Charts as a solo artist with the up-tempo “I Don’t Care”. “I Don’t Care” is an anthem of peace, understanding and acceptance. The song has become a 2015 LGBTQ PRIDE Anthem across the country with over 700,000 downloads and extensive club play from DJ’s around the world.
As Aaron Paul continues to make a mark in the industry, he is preparing to re-release his single “PnP” (Party n Play) with new remixes entitled “THE FREAK REMIXES”. This Sobel Promotions promoted single will feature an extensive remix package featuring a remix by re-known Producer/Remixer Julian Marsh (Dolly Parton, Boy George, Shannon and Taylor Dayne) Jose Jimenez, Joe Gillan, and Paul Sharman.
PNP (Party n Play) FREAK REMIXES is sure to be another hit in Aaron’s musical journey….DO YOU WANNA PLAY?
The newest, hottest, biggest celebration on earth!
Come Celebrate Equality and Diversity this Independence Day Weekend and make history at The National Orange Show Event Center! Full details at the 1LIFE FESTIVAL Official Website www.1LIFEFEST.com
“AMERICA’S FIRST GAY MASSIVE” 1LIFE FESTIVAL COMES TO LIFE
WITH EDM FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY JULY 4th WEEKEND
1LIFE Festival – America’s First Gay Massive, the first large scale electronic dance music festival produced for the LGBT community, has joined forces with producer Jeffrey Sanker, following the success of White Party Palm Springs 25th Anniversary, to deliver an unforgettable experience with state of the art visuals and effects, top caliber production values and world class performers. The production will come to life on Sat. July 5 at Southern California’s National Orange Show Fairgrounds – just 40 minutes from downtown LA.
For 14 HOURS, from 4pm-6am, friends and fans from all over the globe will gather for a sonic armada fueled by more than thirty of the world’s most prominent LGBT and mainstream DJ/Producers and fifty breathtaking live performers, to ignite the senses across three main stages. Kick-off and closing parties on Fri. July 4 and Sun. July 6 will round out the festival schedule. 1LIFE Festival is produced by the creative masterminds behind MOMENTUM, So Cal’s largest monthly themed gay event. Weekend passes, tickets and event information are available now at www.1lifefest.com
Confirmed DJs to date include: Robbie Rivera, Chus+Ceballos, Antoine Clamaran, Maor Levi, Tom Stephan aka Superchumbo, Oscar G (of Murk), Tony Moran, Bent Collective (Danny Verde & Steven Redant), DJ Paulo, Mark Eteson, Kristina Sky, Nitrous Oxide, Victor Dinaire, Greg Downey, Hector Fonseca, Alex Acosta, Nacho Chapado, Alyson Calagna, Cajjmere Wray, Wayne G, DJ Alexander, Manny Lehman, DJ Phil B, Kevin Wild, Eddie Elias, Alain Jackinsky, Novaspace, Swedish Egil, Eddie Martinez, Big Kid and Dan De Leon with more to be announced soon.
“The LGBT community has always been at the forefront of dance music. It’s time for a world-class
festival that focuses on serving that community while recognizing the diversity of the LGBT dance
music audience.” – 1LIFE Festival
AMERICA’S FIRST GAY MASSIVE
Taking its cue from the UK and Europe’s “massive” rave dance music fests, 1LIFE Festival, billed as “America’s First Gay Massive,” is a departure from traditional gay “circuit parties” or gay pride events. This 14 HOUR DJ-driven musical explosion celebrates the best of both LGBT and dance music cultures in an inclusive and welcoming environment, boasting mind blowing effects and production values across three main stages, along with carnival rides, art installations, vendor villages and more.
In celebration of his 25th Anniversary, White Party Founder and Producer Jeffrey Sanker has created the WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARDS. These awards recognize a select group whose unique and varied achievements have stood out and best embody the spirit of White Party.
“We are thrilled to present our special Icon Awards to individuals who have exemplified White Party’s defining principles of unity & celebration, commitment to excellence and leading edge creativity,” said Sanker. “I look forward to presenting those attending recipients their awards on the White Carpet at this year’s Saturday main event.”
WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Carmen Electra- Artist, Activist
Cher- Pioneer for LGBT Community; Activist
Jai Rodriguez- Actor, Activist
Kathy Griffin- Comedienne, Philanthropist, Activist
Lady Gaga- Pioneer for LGBT Community, Philanthropist, Activist
Lance Bass- Actor, Activist
Aaron Walton- Philanthropist, Activist
Bryan Singer- Director, Activist
David Cooley- Founder of Abbey, Philanthropist
Fred Arens & Jason Duguay- Philanthropist, Activist
Roland Emmerich- Director, Philanthropist
Sir Elton John & David Furnish- Philanthropist, Activist
Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley- NoH8 Campaign, Activist
Bruce Vilanch- Actor, Writer, Activist
Lisa Vanderpump- Reality Star, Activist
Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo- Prop 8 Activists
Ron Oden- Former Mayor of PS, Activist
Ronnie Kroell- Activist
Todd Saporito- Philanthropist, Activist
Andy Cohen- BRAVO TV personality, Activist
Candis Cayne- Pioneer of LGBT Community, Activist
David Stern- Former Publisher of Frontiers, Activist
DJ Abel Aguilera- Deejay, Activist
Reza Farahan – BRAVO TV personality, Pioneer of LGBT Community
Congratulations to all WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARDS recipients!
Sanker announced this year’s 25th Anniversary plans include a completely redesigned White Party, boasting the most innovative and elaborate video displays ever experienced. Chart-topping remix production team BENT COLLECTIVE (Danny Verde & Steven Redant) will also make their live DJ performance debut. And media sponsor SiriusXM is on board to broadcast on-site from the Convention Center White Carpet for this historic event.
White Party will also offer lots of new photo opportunities, such as Instagram “selfie moments” and a special photo set up where groups can get instant pics emailed for free.
Additionally, to benefit DESERT AIDS PROJECT and fund raising auction efforts, Sanker has enlisted the talents of internationally recognized conceptual photographer Duke Shoman to create beautiful, striking photographic tableaus. In keeping with the WPPS 25th “Silver Anniversary” theme, a sleek, sexy and modern chamber of shining, brilliant silver will be the setting that stars and VIP guest will step into – following their arrival on the White Carpet – to commemorate this twenty-five year milestone.
The following afternoon, at the Sunday T-Dance, you can double your pleasure with two giant 100 foot high Ferris wheels, and the day will culminate with the biggest fireworks display in White Party history, choreographed to the music of DJ/Producer Wayne G.
Sanker also revealed the exciting new addition of Uber as the official transportation provider for White Party. Why drive when you can Uber? Services will be available all weekend long for White Party attendees. Uber lounge stations will be set up at White Party locations manned by special Uber concierges. Uber will also have stretch limos for White Party guests to get around in style. New users can download the app and enter the code WP25 for a free first ride! Sign up at: www.uber.com/GO/WP25. Both new and existing users can also enter the code whiteparty to unlock a flat rate from LA to Palm Springs and back!
White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, celebrating its 25th Anniversary April 25-28, 2014. For more information, hotel reservations and tickets, visit: www.jeffreysanker.com.
Wayne Numan of Lybra Records and I have been so thrilled with the
response that we’re already working on a follow-up single. So stay
tuned! And if you like dancing to this kind of music, please request
“Take Me Up High” on the radio, at the club or wherever you listen to
Special thanks go to:
Steve Willis for directing the video and creating it’s concept.
Post production by Cody Swanson (editor), Shannon Laskey (graphics), Dustin Wadsworth and Thomas Ramsey (post effects).
groovy dancers in the video are Princess Lockerooo in red, C.J.
Quinones looking all sexy in the tank top and Muffinhead Daehniffum in
Milk Studios in NYC for donating their exquisite space to a zany drag queen and crew!
Bobby Shaw for everything! And all the DJs who have supported us on our intergalactic quest to make the universe dance.
Billy Erb (NYC) for his amazing album cover photo.
friend/phenomenal singer Phillip Ramirez for introducing me to
Wayne/Lybra Records and for always encouraging me to sing and write
It’s Time! Legalize Love!
is the theme for this summer!
Following the viral success of “Beauty and the Beat,” Todrick Hall — self-proclaimed
“Broadway performer, ‘American Idol’ finalist, Singer, Dancer,
‘Glee’-wannabe and YouTuber” — has just released another musical Disney
Hall brings “Cinderella” up to date, mixing iconic Disney tunes with
pop songs like Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Chris Brown’s “Turn Up The
Music,” and features celebrities, such as Janice Dickinson, Shangela and
Willam from “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” Lance Bass and Daniel Franzese, in
classic fairy tale roles.
Best of all, the pro-gay music video breaks the unshakably straight
Disney tradition: Jasmine hits the dance floor with Alice, and Prince
Charming has a happily-ever-after with CinderFella. As Hall writes,
“This story speaks volumes and I think that love is as classic as this
fairy tale. It’s time for us to legalize love in all shapes and colors.”
Lots of stars make cameos! Janice Dickinson, Willam Belli, Shangela, Glozell, Kimberly Cole, uber sexy Steven Dehler, Sam Garfield, Tyler Brockington, sexy Aubrey O’Day, and Lance Bass as Prince charming!!
Todrick says, “I wanted to tell this famous fairy tale in a new and innovative way, combining familiar top 40’s songs with classic Disney melodies. This story speaks volumes and I think that love is as classic as this fairy tale. It’s time for us to legalize love in all shapes and colors.
Please support this movement by posting this on your social media sites. “
Special Thanks to:
Valentino’s Costume Shop
(its a bummer, the video is a little dark at times – could have been better lit. But it’s very fun!!)
(OXD), a New York City based movement, was created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tadeu Magalhães.
It was through music and nightlife that gay people in New York City,
for decades, changed concepts, gained supporters, and helped others be
happy with who they are all over the world. Our music re-shaped the mainstream, pushed boundaries, united our community, and made room for the future.
Mainstream music has now adopted much of our sound. Nightclub
promoters and DJs are pushed to only give us that which is familiar,
that which is safe. As such, many members of our community have lost the
ability to question, to experience the unknown. We must uphold our
legacy as cultural leaders in society and continue to evolve.
Our goal is simple: to re-unite the gay community in NYC through
music. To create rich and fun experiences. To dance. To feel free. To
move beyond what’s familiar. To reclaim our role as tastemakers. We want
to go further than what we already know and be surprised with new,
exciting music. And we will work to bring this back.
This is our call: Occupy The Disco.
PLUS , WATCH THE VIDEO by Grammy award-winning producer and DJ David Morales with former Moloko chanteuse and Irish disco diva, Róisín Murphy. Morales is
famous for his days DJing at Paradise Garage, Stereo and Ministry of
Sound, as well as his remixes of pop songs from the likes of Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, and more. Creating a veritable “dream team” of sorts, Murphy’s vocals smoothly complement Morales’ robust production. The song’s lyrics (and video)
elicit images of times past; mourning the end of many different “golden
eras”, while leaving it open to the listener to interpret which era is
in question. While we think the original is great, we prefer this remix
as Morales finishes it off with his signature disco beat.
released on iTunes – and soon a new CD!
Even though SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has an age cut off 30 years old, the 32 year old Aragon Twins got their 15 minutes of fame!
They call themselves the Ninja Twins and were on this weeks SYTYCC auditions in Los Angeles. And these guys are destined for some sort of fame.
Nick, the guy who puts the “Ni” in “ninja,” and his identical partner in
crime, “James” (he’s the “ja”), came to the “SYTYCD” auditions
flaunting their “A-list lifestyle on a B-list budget” and basically
acting like the Jedward
Nigel I think then had the
brilliant idea to pitch a “Ninjas With Attitude” pilot to Fox’s Mike
(Nigel’s recent tweet
indicates the latter! Yay!) Surprisingly, the Ninjas weren’t bad
dancers…but at age 32, they were two years over the “SYTYCD” age limit
(Nigel hadn’t believed them when they claimed to be 728-year-old
vampires), so they were disqualified. (“We’re old, but we ain’t dead,
dang!” they protested.) Nigel didn’t change the rules, sadly, but he did
tell them, “You have made this show for me right now.” Now he just has
to make a whole new show, all about the Ninja Twins. Do it, Nigel!
Jaymes Vaughan, a singer and dancer with the infamous Chippendales male revue recently came out in the pages of QVegas magazine. Making him the 2nd out gay dancer from the show.
What?!? Chippendales has singers? Of course they do – these are your Grandma’s Chippendales!
Most of you don’t remember the original Chippendales. In 1979 Chippendales was the first all-male stripping troupe to make a business
performing for mostly female audiences. Through the quality of its
staging and choreography, Chippendales also helped legitimize stripping
as a form of popular entertainment.
Now, they live on in Las Vegas. The Chippendales perform in a ten-million dollar theater and lounge built specifically for them at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Annually, the official men of Chippendales are seen by almost two million people worldwide. Men ARE ALLOWED into see the show these days.
Back to Jaymes, who does double duty at Rio.
“My nights start at 6:00pm and I don’t stop until 12:30am. I
start Show In The Sky, run up to Chippendales in time for my first song,
run back to Show In The Sky for my next number there, and so it goes
each night. There is a four minute break where I run to Burger King,
they give me my chicken sandwich and I run back in time to sing my next
Vaughan has also released a new single, “Vampire,” and recorded the
accompanying music video. He says he’s always loved the Dracula types,
even as a kid, but that the song is really “about being in a
situation where you can’t be yourself; where you can’t live a part of
your life in the daylight; being in a relationship that I can’t share
with my family. “
Coming out wasn’t like facing the harsh light of day: Vaughan was
already out to his family and friends—and even hosted Las Vegas Pride in
2011. This is more a case of coming out publicly as one of the few
openly gay entertainers on the Strip.
“I hope to be able to
take advantage of a platform so that my fourteen-year-old self that was
sitting in Chesterfield County, Virginia, might find some hope. The
fourteen year old that had no one to look up to; whose mama told him he
better not be gay; whose church told him he was going to hell; whose
best friend killed himself because he didn’t “fit in.” Because he didn’t
have any hope. I thought for so long you had to cover up who you were
to be successful. I’ve realized you can be more successful by being
IN 2008- Instinct magazine’s annual swim suit issue cover features Chippendales’ first openly gay dancer, Brandon
Pereyda, talked about how most Chippendales guys are mistakenly
pegged as being gay.
“I guess it is monumental for this company,” Pereyda notes. “Chippendales
guys are often pegged as being gay. And they’re not. And I think this
will clear the slate.”
He continues, “They’re all straight, but we would
do anything for each other and that’s what I really love about working
here. They don’t view my be gay as a negative thing at all.”
On a sidenote – Chippendales in Vegas
has already reached out to muscle hottie Kris Humphries, hoping to fill their empty
celebrity MC spot at the Rio — previously occupied by ex-98 Degrees
singer Jeff Timmons.
OneMillionMoms.com, an online activism group consisting of mothers, thinks otherwise and is calling for the boycott of the show. On its website, the group calls Bono’s casting “completely unacceptable and Christians should not watch the show, no excuses!”
Chaz, 42, was selected by the show’s producers to be among the cast of celebrities to appear in the hit dance competition’s 13th season. And he’ll be partnered with a female dancer.
The announcement has drawn hostile responses from some “Dancing” fans and conservative media groups in the short time since the cast was announced.
Rep Howard Bragman told Showtracker on Friday via e-mail: “The sky will not fall when Chaz Bono dances. Parents will have a teachable moment with their children; transgendered kids will have a role model, and since that group has such a high suicide rate we may save a life; and finally we can see a transgendered person as a human being and not a label.”
“Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it,” Cher Tweeted on Wednesday about Chaz.
She added: “I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply.”
In a series of other Tweets, Cher urged her fans to support Chaz, and predicted that he could do well on the show, even though might not be a natural dancer. “Bet VAST MAJORITY of People will LOVE CHAZ on DWTS … Chaz isn’t exactly the ‘Gotta Dance Gotta Dance’ kinda Guy,” she wrote.
OneMillionMoms.com, an online activism group consisting of mothers, thinks otherwise and is calling for the boycott of the show. On its website, the group calls Bono’s casting “completely unacceptable and Christians should not watch the show, no excuses!”Bragman said, “Million Moms is truly a homophobic transphobic hate group — past ‘DWTS’ contestants have had sex tapes, Playboy spreads, etc., with nary a word. You’d think they’d like Chaz — he used to be a lesbian, now he’s a straight man with a fiancee. All the controversy is only making Chaz stronger.“
Free Music from Cazell
and Jamie B.
Faggotronic Vol. 1
THE GAY SUMMER MIXTAPE mixed by CAZWELL and JAMIE B !
IT’S HERE! and it’s FREE! Free Music from Cazell and Jamie B.
a 23-song megamix! introduced by AMANDA LEPORE! HOT! HOT! HOTTTTTT!
There is actually a whole bunch of free downloads, including a remix tape from Ultra Nate!
Check it out!
Our favorite upcoming Gay Pop Star, MISTER CHASE has just released his new video ADDICTED!
Check out ADDICTED on YouTube and ADDICTED on iTunes.
(There is also a cool remix by SpaceCowboy!)
Blending the Spice Girls
with a hint of Ke$ha and a little RuPaul, the
ground-breaking new girl group XELLE is poised to take the pop anddance music charts by storm with the debut of the video for their first single “PARTY GIRL”.
After a chance meeting at a karoke party,powerhouse female vocalists JC Cassis and Rony Goffer teamed with drag sensation Mimi Imfurst to create XELLE, a unique girl group for the newish millennium.
Written and produced by Zach Adam, the fun-loving dance floor anthem “PARTY GIRL” is already a favorite amongst nightclub DJs and major market pop radio stations throughout the US. The song has also been
featured on MTV’s The Seven. It is currently available for sale on iTunes. The video will be available on YouTube beginning March 4.
The video, directed by Hilarion Banks and choreographed by Ryan McNally with costumes by Geoffrey Mac was filmed in a single take, without permit (gasp!) on a moving New York City subway train (the N/Q line
in, appropriately, Queens, to be exact).
With 40 extras, strobe lights, confetti cannons, glowsticks, follow spots, dancers and anyone else who happened to be riding the, XELLE turned the subway train into a moving dance party. In the spirit of NYC’s infamous outlaw parties of the 1990s, the music video is a love letter to NYC nightlife and to party girls everywhere.
Watch The PARTY GIRL VIDEO
There are a couple amazing artists (and hotties)
I have discovered through MySpace and Facebook.
David PEREIRA is one and Eike von Stuckenbrok is another, I just love!!
Today I discovered a new site, PROMOMO.
Promomo is a platform for artists to PROMOte them selfs.
And for agents/producers to scout their perfect candidate for a new shows.
Promomo is a fastest growing art community in the world!
As an artist you can promote yourself internationally
and meet the agents and producers from around the globe.
As an agent/producer you can search for the artist you really need for your next project.
And as a spectator you can sit back, relax and enjoy watching clips of the artists
After few months of being down due to system overload they are finally back.
This time stronger then ever.
So what’s new in this version?
1.Full HD. Now you can upload your videos in HD format.
2.New state of the art video player.
3.Much more channels.
4. in 24 languages.
Very soon they will launch a new product PROMOMO/DANCE dedicated to dancers,
PROMOMO/SPORT for athletes and PROMOMO/MUSIC for musicians!!!
They are working around the clock to make this service
your only site to watch,book,scout and promote circus oriented acts.
It’s free to sign up and easy to use for everyone !!!!
hot young men in a tub!
I first came across Erik (Eike) von Stuckenbrok about a year or so ago. I had read he was performing at Chamaleon in Berlin . The show was SOAP SHOW.
The VIDEO ON YouTube is AMAZING! What this hot young gymnast does with a pole, a bar soap and a bathtub, gives me chills! It is quite stunning!
You can also see the MADE IN BERLIN clip which played in Berlin this past summer. And then to DOUBLE YOUR FUN, you have to watch Rèmi Martin Eike work out the double pole act in GOP Varieté Hannover – Orangerie – Bilder einer Ausstellung – Pictures at an Exhibition 2009.
This 6 minute video would have been so much better if the guys were shirtless! But nonetheless, very entertaining. He leaps around like Spiderman and I think we will see A LOT of EIKE in the very near future. His career is really just beginning!
His site Hand Balance has a little info about him.
(It was not working today…)
But also LIKE him on Facebook
and the You Tube Videos !
The magic of Cirque du Soleil
and the genius of the King of Pop
will be combined in the creation,
development, and production of
Michael Jackson projects based
on the music and songs of Michael Jackson.
An arena-touring show is expected to debut in late Fall 2011 and a Las Vegas permanent show is expected to open in late 2012.
Special lifestyle projects, including a nightclub to open with the Las Vegas show, will also be developed.
The first of these projects will be an arena-touring show in which fans will experience the excitement of a Michael Jackson concert, expected to debut in late Fall 2011. That arena show is anticipated to enjoy an extended run in Las Vegas in conjunction with longtime Cirque du Soleil partner MGM MIRAGE.
The Las Vegas permanent show, also in partnership with MGM MIRAGE, is expected to open in late 2012. MGM MIRAGE will announce the location and plans for the permanent theatrical venue at a later date.
Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil, commented, “Michael Jackson is the King of Pop and an all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary. As a creative challenge, this project is the ultimate. Through the use of cutting edge technology, we will produce a Cirque du Soleil experience not only worthy of Michael but unlike any other we have created before. We are also so pleased that our longtime partner MGM MIRAGE has once again joined us in presenting another unique creative experience in Las Vegas. ”
Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson commented. “Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way.”
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil will each own 50 percent of each Michael Jackson project, sharing equally in the cost of creating, developing, building and producing the projects and in the profits from each project. The Estate of Michael Jackson will also receive royalty payments on various aspects of its intellectual property used in the Michael Jackson projects.
Where am I?
New York City?
No darling, you are in Chicago at the Welfare Office. A brawl broke out downtown and ended with a fierce attempt at Vouging!
Security guards were helpless to stop them.
Shocked onlookers began clearing the way as the two wielded chairs as weapons and used the floor space like a boxing ring as they engaged in a nearly minute-long battle.
But horrified gasps turned into bursts of laughter when the apparent winner of the fight began voguing to celebrate his victory. He even danced his way out of the building and blew kisses to the onlookers!