August 26, 2009

‘Las Vegas Celebrates the Music of Michael Jackson’ This Saturday!

August 26th, 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute

Reporter Jerry Fink states that “Jersey Boys” co-star Erich Bergen wanted to stage a tribute to his childhood hero Michael Jackson after the superstar died suddenly on June 25.

He thought maybe a little production in the 100-seat showroom at the Liberace Museum would do the trick.

“I put out the word on Twitter and in a few days it became a lot bigger than just a small show,” says Bergen, who plays the role of Bob Gaudio in “Jersey Boys” at the Palazzo.

The tribute quickly grew into a major event to be held at The Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, which would have been Jackson’s 51st birthday.

Dozens of Vegas entertainers will perform for the show, including cast members of “Jersey Boys,” “Lion King,” “Peepshow,” “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Zumanity” and “Ultimate Manilow: The Hits.” The lineup also includes Terry Fator, the “A Peter van Agtmael merica’s Got Talent” winner who became a Strip headliner, and Jackson-inspired dance act Signature of “Britain’s Got Talent” fame.

The Las Vegas Mass Choir, which recently performed for President Barack Obama, also will perform. Music will be provided by a 14-piece band.

“This is not just a karaoke to Michael Jackson songs,” Bergen says. “We will perform the hits of the Jackson songbook. You will hear Michael’s songs in new ways with new arrangements. It will be a clean, polished show. Some of the acts will perform by themselves, some will come together with others.”

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  1. Just heard on “Entertainment Tonight” that several of the Jackson family plan to be present, and possibly Michael’s children. Wow, Erich…kudos on putting this all together! If Michael only knew, “Whenver you need me, I’ll be there!”

    Comment by Howard Tucker — August 28, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

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