Las Vegas Celebrates The Music Of Michael Jackson: Newly Added Performers and Details Announced
August 20, 2009 by VegasNews.com
The list of Las Vegas’ top entertainers continues to grow for the special one time performance Las Vegas Celebrates the Music of Michael Jackson on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 3 p.m.
In addition to performers from casts, including “Jersey Boys,” “The Lion King,” “Peepshow,” “Ultimate Manilow: The Hits” and “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” the following performers have been added to the roster of artists that will be performing in this celebration of The King of Pop. New performers include cast members from “Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity,” “America’s Got Talent” winner and headliner Terry Fator, “Britain’s Got Talent’s” group Signature and “Peepshow” star and pop culture icon Holly Madison – in addition to many other acts. The Las Vegas Mass Choir, who recently performed for President Obama, will also be a part of the stellar lineup.
Guests will be greeted by some rare Michael Jackson memorabilia as Profiles in History, the world’s largest Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer, will display some of the King of Pop’s costumes. These pieces include Jackson’s light up glove from the 1984 Victory Tour as well as original costumes from the Jackson 5. This display will be shown inside The Pearl and only available to ticketholders.
This special event will commemorate and celebrate Jackson’s life while raising funds to help kids across the U.S. and right here in Nevada keep music alive in the schools. 100 percent of the proceeds after cost from ticket sales of this event will benefit Music Education programming in Clark County Public Schools. The string quartet from Green Valley High School will make a special appearance as one of the many schools benefiting from the proceeds of the concert which are already in excess of $50,000.
Tickets for Las Vegas Celebrates Michael Jackson are on sale now and ticket prices are $29, $54, $79, $104 and $129, plus applicable box office fees. A VIP package is available for $504 and includes VIP seating, admission to the exclusive after party with the cast, gift bag and limited edition autographed poster. Please visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000, visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com to purchase tickets. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and show time is 3 p.m.
Other activities surrounding this special day include:
- 3 p.m. – Las Vegas Celebrates Michael Jackson
- 7 p.m. – Michael Jackson will be honored with a Brenden Celebrity Star at Brenden Theatres at the Palms. The star will be accepted by Jackson’s father Joe Jackson and longtime manager and executor of his estate, Mr. Frank DiLeo will be on hand to make a special dedication.*
- 8 p.m. – Brenden Theatres will host a rare showing of Michael Jackson’s 1988 film “Moonwalker,” presented by Cinevegas. Following this screening, there will be a Q&A session with Choreographer Vincent Paterson, Producer Frank DiLeo and Co-star Kelley Parker.* For tickets to the screening, please visit http://www.fandango.com/moonwalker_126927/movietimes?date=8/29/2009.
In addition, both the Mayor of the City of Las Vegas and the Clark County Commission have declared August 29th “Michael Jackson Day” in Las Vegas. A proclamation will be presented during the 3 p.m. celebration.
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