Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour Keeps the Jackson Spirit Alive at the Staples Center This Weekend
@ Staples Center
Friday, Saturday, Sunday January 27, 28, 29/ August 14, 15
The King of Pop is getting a dazzling tribute in one of the most atypical Cirque du Soleil shows. Atypical, because there's less aerials and acrobatics and a lot more dancing, which makes sense if you're going to do right by Michael Jackson. With multi- rear projection screens, a live band and backup singers to enhance Jackson's own prerecorded sounds, and pyrotechnics galore, Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal, especially for Jackson fans, comes ecstatically alive.
Jackson's life is seen through big screen images of him as the cute little boy with the Jackson Five onward through "Thriller", "Beat It", "Man In the Mirror" and other classic hits, returning in the end once again to the little Michael singing "I'll Be There". After all, Jackson never stopped being a child, as, according to his credo, he continually Believed, Dreamed and flashed a never-ending sense of Hope. And it was the child in him that never stopped...stops performing. At one point, it is eerie when the lights come down and there is a long silence. One almost senses his presence, and for an instant, I expected him to pop up out of nowhere ... the crowd was pushed to the brink with some shouting "We love you Michael". As performers walk through the audience holding red glowing hearts, nothing could symbolize his spirit better, a spirit that is indeed eternal.
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