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‘Scream’ shows that the Michael Jackson Estate needs to raise the bar

Innovative and magical – two criteria Michael Jackson often used when setting the bar for his creative work. Two words that still apply to his music, dance and cinematographic legacy, even though his legendary Thriller album is now 35 years old. Since his death, the Michael Jackson Estate has tried to keep Jackson’s legacy alive. But as their latest album Scream shows, they need to raise the bar.

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Cover art for Michael Jackson’s ‘Scream’ album (artwork by Matt Taylor)

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7 ways in which Michael Jackson helped to heal the world

“Today, of all days, we focus on loving one another and giving. Let’s do that not just one day of the year, but for 365 days… Let’s love one another. Let’s forget hatred and turn to those that are suffering; not just today but every day. Join me in healing the world and making it a better place”, Jackson said many years ago. He kept his word and here is how he did it.

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Michael Jackson performing ‘Heal the World’ in Munich (photo: screenshot)

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Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 4 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

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Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 3 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

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Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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