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DocMode launches Michael Jackson feature doc at Efm

DocMode launches Michael Jackson feature doc at Efm
Film follows tribute artists honouring the man in Mirroring Michael Jackson.

DocMode, the documentary arm of Clay Epstein’s La-based Film Mode Entertainment, has launched worldwide sales at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin on Kalliope Films’ Mirroring Michael Jackson and is screening footage.

The film follows tribute artists who dedicate their lives to honouring the late performer. The film includes appearances by Michael Jackson own bass player of ten years, Alex Al, who composed and produced the score with Pete Merriweather.

“We are huge fans of Michael Jackson and honored that Kira has trusted us with this incredible love letter to the King of Pop,” Film Mode president Epstein said. “Audiences are going to be blown away by the talent in the film, and be inspired to continue his legacy.”

“Since Michael Jackson’s passing, his legion of fans has looked to the Mj tribute artists for comfort and solace as a way to
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The Upcoming New 'Arsenio Hall Show' Gets Its Own New Posse (Find Out Who They Are)

What's The Arsenio Hall Show without its Posse - one of the signature elements of the original late-night series?The new Posse, said to be all hand-picked (according to the press release) are a group of musicians who have collectively played with legends spanning pop, soul, funk, hip hop, rock and R&B.The Posse will be led by Music Director Robin Dimaggio (drums), who will be joined by Alex Al (bass guitar); Rob "Fonksta" Bacon (lead guitar and vocals); Sean Holt (sax, keyboard and vocals); and Victoria Theodore (keyboards and vocals).Prior to joining The Arsenio Hall Show, Dimaggio toured and recorded with music veterans including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Dianna Ross,...
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Michael Beardon Interview, This Is it

MoviesOnline recently sat down with Michael Jackson’s musical director, Michael Bearden, to talk about his new film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, which offers Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this past summer in London’s O2 Arena.

Bearden is an accomplished musical director/keyboardist/arranger/composer for a diverse range of musical superstars. He has performed and/or recorded with some of popular music’s giants including: Sting, Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Chaka Kahn, Patti Austin, James Ingrahm, Patti Labelle, Yoko Ono, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Yossou NDour, Boz Scaggs, Lenny Kravitz, Luther Vandross, Issac Hayes, Aaron Neville, Edie Brickell, Jon Bonjovi and legends Nancy Wilson, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Liza Minelli, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles and served
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‘Michael Jackson’s This is It’ Would Evocatively, Memorably Move Even Rhythmless Zombies

Chicago – Even a rhythmless zombie will be able to siphon Michael Jackson’s prowess now. And this time, this is it.

If you thought the king of pop wouldn’t deliver on his latest bout of 50 sold-out worldwide concerts, think again. “Michael Jackson’s This is It” takes you on a raw ride behind the scenes, pulls at all the right heartstrings and unleashes what the late master performer would have done had he not passed much too young.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The 112 minutes of this Michael Jackson legacy – comprised of footage leading up to his very last weeks on Earth – fly by as you try to prevent the closing credits from scrolling too soon. No matter your musical taste, there likely isn’t a tune in this concert film that you won’t recognize (perhaps except for one about Mj’s green love for our “sick” planet).

The documentary and its
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‘Michael Jackson’s This is It’ Would Evocatively, Memorably Move Even Rhythmless Zombies

Chicago – Even a rhythmless zombie will be able to siphon Michael Jackson’s prowess now. And this time, this is it.

If you thought the king of pop wouldn’t deliver on his latest bout of 50 sold-out worldwide concerts, think again. “Michael Jackson’s This is It” literally takes you behind the scenes, pulls at all the right memorable heartstrings and unleashes what the late master performer would have had he not passed much too young.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The 112 minutes of this new and last Michael Jackson legacy – comprised of footage leading up to his very last weeks on Earth – fly by as you try to prevent the closing credits from scrolling too soon. No matter your musical taste, there likely isn’t a tune in this concert film that you won’t recognize – except for one about Mj’s green love for our “sick” planet.

The documentary and its CD
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

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