Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Toledo Symphony and Windborne Music Perform Thrilling Tribute to Michael Jackson

The Toledo Symphony and Windborne Music performed a musical tribute to Michael Jackson on March 23 and 24 at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo, Ohio.  "The Music of Michael Jackson" tribute included hits from each era in the pop/R&B superstar's celebrated career, from his early days with the Jackson 5 all the way up to his most recent releases before his untimely death in 2009 at the age of 50.  Brent Havens, the Berklee-trained conductor and arranger for Windborne Music, felt an MJ  tribute was due. “Someone needed to honor him,”said Havens in an article for The Toledo Journal. "We're paying homage to a legend." The tribute had plenty of dancing, with the show's lead vocalist, James Delsico, donning a fedora and a single white sequined glove to bust a few MJ moves.

Windborne Music recently completed "The Music of Michael Jackson" shows in Augusta, GA and Charlotte, N.C., and the shows went over extremely well, according to Havens. "The crowd just goes nuts,” he told The Toledo Journal. “It’s a fun time for everybody.”

Toledo news clip about "The Music of Michael Jackson" show

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