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Can’t Beat It

1 Nov

For much of the past decade and a half, Michael Jackson the troubled man overshadowed Michael Jackson the talented performer.

And it was a sad statement that it took Jackson’s death this past June for folks to remember just how great a performer he was and to put the scandal and outrageousness of his off-stage life in the background.

Jackson tried to make that shift happen while he was still alive; his “This Is It” series of concerts in London were meant as a last-ditch effort to remind people why they came to love him in the first place. Alas, those concerts never happened and the world would be denied the chance to see what Jackson had in store. Continue reading

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