Read the essay Michael Jackson wrote for Beliefnet about his childhood, going door-to-door as a Jehovah's Witness missionary, and how he "wished to be a normal boy."
While Michael Jackson's memorial service could highlight funeral rituals associated with a particular faith, it may ultimately demonstrate the power of celebrity as a new kind of sacred.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach reminisces over the death of his estranged friend, Michael Jackson
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Top directors do more than movies. Take a look at these clips from Emmy-nominated television series and these music videos made by some of the most talented directors working in Hollywood , including Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), David Fincher ("Fight Club"), and Paul Thomas Anderson ("Boogie Nights," "The Master"). Taylor Swift's new Shake it Off video was dire ...
One of the many pleasures of "Guardians of the Galaxy," opening this week, is the soundtrack featuring some 70's classics from an "Awesome Mixtape" played by Peter "Star Lord" Quill (Chris Pratt). Here are some of the highlights. "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede "I'm Not in Love" by 10CC "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone "Ooh Child" by The Five Stairsteps "I Want You Bac ...
In the journey towards greatness its important to recognize where and how far you've come in life. Too often we get so destination oriented that we miss the blessing because we are so caught up in the end result. You can never celebrate what you didn't appreciate. If you don't appreciate the journey, you will never fully feel the joy of life. I've had the pleasure of meeting some extremely ...
The pure way Michael Jackson sings "I'll Be There' written by Berry Gordy in the height of Motown records success reveals the divine at work in all things and the way that music allows a deeper connection with the space that understands what it means to have faith in all you do. Where there is love, I'll be there I'll reach out my hand to you, I'll have faith in all you do Just call my nam ...
Why have there been no great films about George Washington? And why are there so many films featuring Abraham Lincoln? From the John Ford classic Young Mr. Lincoln , starring Henry Fonda, to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure , there is something about the tall man with the wry sense of humor that is very cinematic. Then there are fictional movie Presidents like Polly Bergen as the fir ...
When you look at the list of movies opening this month, you may feel you're in a time warp. We have three different remakes of films from the 1980's. The 1987 film Robocop starred Peter Weller as a law enforcement cyborg. Joel Kinnaman takes over the lead role, co-starring with Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, and Gary Oldman. First there was a play called Sexual Pervers ...
When you understand the beats of the soul, the expression beyond words, the harmony of the universe as vibration of truth, we remember the oneness of all things. In the songs of possibility the soul takes flight. The beats are always broadcasting returning us home with grace. One of the greatest visionaries ever, the maestro of music, Quincy Jones, got it. His musical gifts and recognition ...
Salon has a great list of must-hear movie soundtracks . It's wonderfully varied, with everything from "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" to an Elmer Fudd cartoon. Composers include Duke Ellington, Ornette Coleman, Ennio Morricone, Willie Nelson, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Scores with pop songs include "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and "Beat Street." Some of my favorites include: Rudy (Jerry ...
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