When people ask me to describe Cirque Du Soleil, I like to say it is, simply put, the Circus for pretentious people. It has all the same tropes –clowns, jugglers, amazing high flying feats of daring, trapeze acts, and more. What they do so well is dress up what we know and love about old-school circuses in spectacular costumes, staging, music, and theater trappings for a unique experience. One thing they have always done so well is special theme shows. In Vegas they have shows dedicated to Elvis, The Beatles, and magic. In Los Angeles they have a show dedicated to movies.
Ten years ago they only did one or two shows every couple of years. They now have over 21 ongoing shows. With seven of these in Las Vegas, it has become their de facto American home. This year they are embarking on their grandest concept ever, a tribute to Michael Jackson. The Immortal World Tour is the first time Cirque Du Soleil will play in arenas like Madison Square Garden, the Verizon Center, the Izod Center and more. It will be interesting to see if the intimate nature of a Cirque show can translate to these grand-scale environments.
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For the Michael Jackson fans out there, to commemorate the King of Pop’s birthday on August 29th, and what would of been his 53rd birthday, UrbanHeadz is re-releasing their officially-licensed Michael Jackson bobblehead for a limited time. Each bobblehead is hand-crafted and hand-painted and is accessorized with his famous fedora, black jacket and sequined glove.
If you wish to purchase your own limited edition Michael Jackson Bobblehead, you may do so by heading to:
We’ve been talking about it for months and it’s finally here – Michael Jackson The Experience, UbiSoft’s freaky Michael Jackson Game for the Wii. I got my Moonwalk on for a few minutes and will have a full review next week, so far the game is – interesting. Have to give the developers props, they got just about every MJ song you would want to dance to and then some odd choices for a dance game – like Earth Song. Check out the final release trailer.
I didn’t take this game seriously when UbiSoft first announced The Michael Jackson Experience Video Game, the more I see of it the more intrigued I get. If there was a dance game that had a chance of getting me off my butt to bust a move. This would be it. UbiSoft seems to be doing all the right things with this property. It’s almost exactly what you would expect it to be – except the the bad Michael Jackson CGI. Today they announced the addition of Dirty Diana, Speed Demon and Street Walker. With tracks like Bad, Thriller, Billie Jean, Workin Day and Night’ and Smooth Criminal already announced, the music selections and moves are all here to give MJ fans exactly what they want.
I hate any game that forces me to get my lazy butt up and move. That’s why I hate the Wii Remote (that and it doesn’t work all that well), PlayStation Move and Kinnect. Just not a fan of motion controls and by extension any Dance Game, but I have to say, I’m strangely enamored the idea of playing a Dancing Game dedicated to the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. UbiSoft has announced the first set of tracks for their officially sanctioned game Michael Jackson The Experience.
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It’s time for the annual right of passage called Michelle is getting old and turning into her mother, AKA Grammy Awards night. Generally speaking I hate all award shows, but my Tivo makes them bearable. Let’s start with my old fogginess; I have no idea who half the people nominated and performing tonight are – so I will get the names of these songs wrong. Let me say I don’t like Taylor Swift – well don’t like is a strong word, I think she’s incredibly over exposed and I find her music to be bland and boring. Which probably explains why Sony thought it’d be a good idea to have her perform at their CES Press Conference.
The show opens with a performance by Lady GaGa, she puts on a spectacle but has absolutely no stage presence. Her performance is saved by an appearance by the Great One, Sir Elton John. Even after all of these years, he’s still cool. I don’t know what the name of this song is because I don’t like Lady GaGa – they did work in a nifty rift/mashup of Elton’s “Your Song,” and a Lady GaGa tune. Grade – Lady GaGa gets a F, but Elton and Lady GaGa Gets a Solid A
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