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Subject: Arts: Performing Arts

The Biographies Series: Performing Arts

23 of 51 programs from the The Biographies Series, which offer in-depth and personal studies of celebrated people in Performing Arts. Other focus areas in the series include: History; Photography; Psychology; Click for more

Michael Jackson: Devotion

Jackson, Michael: Devotion

Michael Jackson will forever be remembered as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. His ground-breaking dance moves, iconic vocals and countless hits cemented him in the hearts of millions of fans around the world. This program follows his incredible career from his earliest days as a cute, seven-year-old member of the Jackson 5 to the release of his record-breaking album Thriller in 1983 and its subsequent trailblazing music video clip; to the troubles of later years, including short-lived marriages to Lisa-Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe, and financial problems related to his troubled Neverland Ranch. We too see how Michael was striving to deal with the public's and media's perceptions of him. Literally weeks before his untimely death on June 25, 2009, he was about to embark on a fifty-date tour of the UK, labeled one of the biggest comebacks in pop history, and fans around the world looked forward to the tour, putting the strange behavior of his past out of their minds. After his passing, their devotion helped his CDs and DVDs soar back to the top of the charts, and his memorial, in which Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder performed, helped prove that Michael Jackson's star never really faded, and most likely never will. Produced by Switch International. 2013 JSCA 30 min.

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