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by Barrett White

Photo courtesy of King Michael: A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop
Photo courtesy of King Michael: A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop

Celebrating Michael Jackson’s life and decades-spanning career which earned him the distinction of being called the “King of Pop,” Love Productions in association with Brilliant Lecture Series brings their brand of award-winning flare to Jones Hall for one night only.

King Michael: A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop has been produced nationwide by Love and is making its Houston debut to celebrate the fifth-year anniversary of the passing of Jackson.

To construct this powerhouse performance, King Michael employs the astonishing and critically acclaimed talents of the King Michael Band, Grammy-winning singers, Broadway and Las Vegas dancers, and urban acrobats—not to mention a slew of other surprises to be discovered.

“I must admit that King Michael holds a very special place in my heart. Our cast members are not only talented, creative, and beautiful, they are also gracious and generous. Their love for Michael Jackson is contagious, and I promise you that King Michael will leave you charged up with tons of positive energy!,” says Val Brochard, producer and head of visual production.

Starring in King Michael are those who the media has proclaimed to be the “best Michael Jackson tribute artists in the world”—Michael Firestone, Brandon Michael Jones, and 11-year-old Jacquez Swanigan. Firestone began performing at a young age and quickly became the most sought-after Michael Jackson impersonator and works full-time as such, performing domestically and internationally. Likewise, Jones began his Michael Jackson career at the age of seven and would perform as Jackson any time the opportunity presented itself throughout his adolescence and teens, culminating in instant success as an adult, performing live dance and vocals to truly create the full experience. Swanigan, still a child himself, may only be 11 years old, but has already performed over 75 performances.

Produced by Steve Love, Eric Martin, and Val Brochard; visual production by Val Brochard.

What: King Michael: A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop
When: June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street
Tickets/details: brilliantlectures.org.

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