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Michael Jackson May Tour with Jackson 5

Michael Jackson May Tour with Jackson 5

What Other Dead Musicians Should Do Hologram Concerts?

After a hologram of Tupac Shakur appeared on stage with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at Coachella, people thought that Michael Jackson could pop up next to his musical brothers at this summer’s Unity Tour. Michael’s older brother, Jackie, fueled the rumor when he told E!, “Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

 “As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for Michael’s Cirque du Soleil show,” he said.

The surviving members of the Jackson 5 — Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and Tito — will be launching their summer tour June 18 at the Palace Theater in Louisville, KY, performing such favorite oldies as “ABC” and “I’ll Be There.”

A life-like image of Michael Jackson moonwalking would be guaranteed to grab a lot of media attention. But why stop there?

Here are some other out-of-commission musicians who could spring back to life on the concert stage:

Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse: These two members of the Forever 27 club struggled with substance abuse during their too-short lives, but as holograms they could form a Simon and Garfunkelesque duo. The bluesy divas could harmonize on such classics as “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Rehab” or even serve as back-up singers for Adele or Lady Gaga.

John Lennon: Now pushing 70, we think Sir Paul McCartney could make his On the Run concert tour even more successful with his mate John Lennon beside him on stage. Can you imagine? Talk about a magical mystery tour! Even better, we could finally get our Beatles reunion if we reel in Ringo and have a hologram George Harrison jam with his beloved mop-tops.

Elvis Presley: Who needs Elvis imitators when a digital king can gyrate on stage with today’s country legends? American Idol champ Scotty McCreery could make millions touring with his musical hero.

Of course, not everyone is thrilled with the idea of dead musicians revisiting earth on the concert stage. “[T]he reanimated dead are never the people they were before,” wrote a skeptical writer for the New York Times.

“Oh, they sing the same, and rap the same, and have the same distinctive tattoos and hand gestures,” he added. “But they don’t have the complexity, or the humanity, to really compel our interest. They’re ghosts – ghosts in a new machine, perhaps – but at best they are no more than the shadow of the shadows that they cast upon us, back when they were alive.”

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What’s on this week Trafalgar Square

What’s on this week Trafalgar Square

THE LION KING

Show Overview

Back in 1994 audiences flocked to the cinema to witness the latest Disney spectacle – an animated film that would be amongst the most successful of all time and certainly one of the most memorable recent works under the Disney Classics brand. Taking its cues from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and featuring vocal talents from a host of Hollywood and British actors, “The Lion King” was always destined for big things.

Audiences were gripped from the moment the “The Circle of Life” theme by Elton John filled the auditorium, as the animals of the Prideland gather to witness the birth of Simba, the lion cub. It is amongst scenes that have gone down in cinematic history.

But when the movie left cinema screens back in 1994, the story was far from over. Enter Julie Taymor, a designer and director who took it upon herself to bring the story to the stage. By July 1997 her dream was finally realised on Broadway, winning praise and accolades, including Tony Awards and an abundance of eager punters. It wouldn’t be long until audiences around the world got their hands on the success story, appearing in cities from Paris to Tokyo – and of course, London’s West End.

Booking Until: Sunday, 6th January 2013

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 Cantina

Weekly showings

The hit Australian circus show Cantina promises to provide some of the grandest, wildest and downright weirdest entertainment in town as part of Wonderground Festival’s first summer in London. The event is a new collaboration between the Southbank Centre and Udderbelly (the famous upside down purple cow) and includes a 600-seat Spiegeltent (mirror tent) on the South Bank. Cantina features many of the finest cabaret artists from Down Under, including La Clique, Circa, Acrobat, Tom Tom Crew and Circus Oz. So roll up and take your seat for an evening of fascinating, exhilarating and truly breathtaking entertainment

Booking until Sunday 30th September 2012

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The 39 Steps

Playing both the West End and Broadway, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Best New Comedy.

This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

now showing  Until Mar 30 2013

Criterion Theatre

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Noël Coward Theatre

Shakespeare’s great political thriller, Julius Caesar, finds dark, contemporary echoes in modern Africa, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran.

Gregory’s most recent productions include Shakespeare’s ‘lost play’ Cardenio, re-imagined as part of the RSC’s 50th birthday celebrations, as well as his 2008 production of Hamlet.

Opening night: 15 August 2012
Booking through until: 15 September 2012

Show times

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 Matinee 2:00 2:00
 Evening 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30

Additional information

Audio performance
Saturday 8th September at 2pm and Wednesday 12th September at 7.30pm

Captioned performance
Friday 14th September at 7.30pm

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Cheryl Cole goes Straight To Number One In The UK

Cheryl Cole goes Straight To Number One In The UK

Cheryl Cole lands record-breaking number one single Cheryl Cole has now had three number one solo singles

Cheryl Cole’s single Call My Name has gone straight to number one and become the fastest-selling single of 2012.

Call My Name, the first single from Cole’s forthcoming third album, sold 152,000 copies in its first week, said the Official Charts Company.

The song displaced Gary Barlow’s Diamond Jubilee track Sing from the top spot, and surpassed its record sales of 142,000 copies in one week.

But Barlow held on the number one spot in the album chart for a third week.

Barlow, who was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, is raising money for the Queen’s Jubilee charities with the official Jubilee album – which is also called Sing.

It beat off competition from Amy MacDonald’s new release Life In A Beautiful Light, which came in at number two.

Usher’s new album Looking 4 Myself settled for the number three spot.

Completing the top five were Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto at number four, and Paloma Faith’s Fall To Grace at number five.

Cole has now notched up three number one singles in her solo career.

The first two were Fight For This Love, lead single from her debut solo album in 2009, and Promise This from her second album in 2010.

Call My Name is also the first single released simply under the name Cheryl and is taken from her new album A Million Lights.

Cheryl Cole music video Call my name

Cheryl Cole music video Call my name

The singer earlier this week also announced that she would be going out on her first solo UK and Ireland arena tour from October.

Call My Name was the only new entry in the top 20.

Gary Barlow’s single Sing, co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and featuring 210 musicians, fell to number three while US rapper Flo Rida was a non-mover at number two with Whistle.

Coldplay’s collaboration with Rihanna, Princess of China, climbed to fourth place – ahead of Feel The Love by Rudimental featuring John Newman at number five.

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