Posts Tagged ‘Michael Jackson’

Michael Jackson tribute at Silver Moon tonight

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

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My guess is that by now, you’ve had your fill of Michael Jackson songs. If not, though, you should head down to Silver Moon Brewing (24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend) tonight for what looks to be Central Oregon’s most official, organized celebration of the King of Pop.

Organizers promise tons of Jackson-related tunes spun by MC Mystic, screenings of “Thriller,” “Moonwalker,” and probably other old footage, and approximately 1,543,912 MJ dance moves executed poorly by mourning revelers. Plus, the Moon will change the name of G-fries to “MJ-fries” for just one night. (I made that last part up. It’s a solid idea, though. Feel free to swipe it, Moonies, no charge.)

The party starts around 9 p.m. and it’s $3 to get in.

And hey, if you absolutely cannot make it tonight, you’ll just have to grieve in the comfort of your own home with the Eternal Moonwalk.

Central Oregon musicians pay tribute to Michael Jackson (Part I)

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Michael Jackson

It’s been a week now since the unexpected death of Michael Jackson, and the man, his life and his legacy is still a hot topic of conversation. Whether you think he should be remembered as a pop-culture icon or that his latter-day legal troubles overshadowed his chart success (or both), there’s no question the guy had an enormous influence on music.

To get an idea of the influence he had on Central Oregon’s music scene, Frequency asked a bunch of local musicians to talk about Michael Jackson’s role in their development as artists, to reflect on his life, or just to share their memories of his music, and so many responded, I’m going to split this up into two posts. Click below to read their thoughts, watch a video tribute, and see some themes — “Thriller” and sadness — unfold. Then check back in the next day or two for the rest.

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Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Such a sad and premature end to one of the most fascinating, public, and troubled lives ever lived. For just a moment, put aside the events of the past 20 years and observe a young man brimming with promise and born to perform.