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Michael Jackson's Last Rehearsal Photos Uncovered

June 30, 2009 08:42:21 GMT

Michael Jackson's last tour rehearsal at Staples Center before he died can be peeked through several pictures.


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In a bid to give his best performance at London's O2 Arena, Michael Jackson had worked hard on a rehearsal session at Staples Center. And, fans can get a closer look at how he worked on some dance moves through his pictures at the rehearsal which have just hit the web.

In one of the photographs, Michael is seen dancing on-stage with several backing dancers. In the photo, lights are seen flashing from every direction with a huge "This Is It" writing appearing on the wide screen behind the late singer.

"Michael rehearsed 10 or 11 songs," his manager previously told Billboard about Michael's rehearsal session. "He sang and danced, not always at full power, but the way you do for a run-through. When the show was over, he called me, but I was in the back getting something. He found me, and said, 'Frank, I am so happy.' He said he was just so happy. He said, 'This is really our time.' He put his arm around me."

A comment is also made by Patrick Woodroffe, the lighting designer, who watched Michael's last rehearsal. He said, "We had rehearsed for the last couple weeks. We put together a complicated show, quite a spectacular show. Of course a huge part of it was him, and I would say for the last week he hadn't really been with us."

Michael Jackson's last tour rehearsal at Staples Center before he passed away had been taped and possibly will be released as a CD/DVD set. "We have a live album in the can," so AEG Live's official said as quoted by The Wrap.

As for Michael's concerts in London, they have been canceled, and full refund has been announced by AEG Live for those purchasing tickets for the gig. Beginning July 1, ticket holders who seek for refund will be directed to MichaelJacksonLive.com. For those who don't want any refund, AEG Live offers tickets printed with a "special lenticular process," a kind of 3-D image that changes or moves when viewed from different angles, to them.

Pictures of Michael Jackson's rehearsal session at Staples Center can be seen on Celebrity Mania.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by rayniellecastro21 on Mar 08, 2011
I am sad when michael jackson is dead because michael jackson is my inspiration to my studies and to my life .I discovered mj when I am preparatory.I never meet him,I never saw michael in concert,but he will stay in my heart forever.His music, His moves,and His clothes inspired me so much.my room is full of DVD of michael's concert.michael has a great performance.I knew him through his music and to his moves.I think mj is a good friend,I regret we didn't meet,I know that you are moonwalking up there on the stage and we will miss seing you do it.so now your in heaven, rest in peace michael I will miss you!
posted by wilfred on Sep 10, 2009
michael you are really bad that you left all of us in this small age.i cannot utter a word but i can say that THIS IS NOTHING BUT AN END OF A MUSIC ERA.
posted by ahmed hass on Sep 02, 2009
i hope that he dead and his hart hanging to islam and alla forgive him
posted by everlasting on Jul 04, 2009
Of all the celebrities that have passed MJ was the only one that has touched me. His persona and music will live on forever for all of us to enjoy through our lives. I hope Janet can release one more song from the heart about her and Michael for their times together. RIP MJ. No one can hurt you anymore.
posted by emi on Jul 02, 2009
All of sudden,the world turn grey. Michael is dead. I didn't know he was in my heart. It seemed ridiculous to be sad, but no escape. From the first news of His death I am glued to Internet for His songs and dances, and never get enough. I am shocked about myself, after all He is far, not connected to me, I am 54 years old teacher, critical and stern sometimes. But... I am in tears. I try to analyze, why is it so? But... I am overhelmed with emotions and can't sleep. Michael Jackson's magic keeps me tight in its grip. I am helpless.
posted by :-( on Jul 02, 2009
I don't think the word "legend" can be used easily on anyone but Michael Jackson was definitely one of the few whom I can call a "legend" of all times! Whether you are a fan or whether you have his albums at home, you would have heard of his name, and that's how unique and great he was in the music industry. Of course everyone will get old and died no matter how great they are, but it's still a big shock and hard thing to accept that he's no longer here! It's a very sad time for everyone! I think he will live in the hearts not only this generation, but the generations to come!
posted by asasdasd on Jul 02, 2009
Goodriddens to a pervert
posted by Rochers on Jul 01, 2009
A Legend...a king...a musical god!! people can say bad things about him...but they can never undo the enormous contribution he has given to the music world of past and present!!! I'd like to call him....The geneius that no musician will ever be able to live up to!!
posted by doby2626 on Jun 30, 2009
I have never been this upset about a celebrity death before. I have been sad every since his passing. He was a big part of my childhood, and I feel as if a part of my childhood has died. The Jackson 5 was the first group I listened to as a child, and Michael was the first person I had a crusch on as a young girl. May God bless his family with much strength. Rest in peace Michael,you will be missed. I'm sure he is moonwalking in the clouds, and teaching the angels to dance.
posted by artasastra.com on Jun 30, 2009
Wew.. I hope the Moonwalker.. Not die too.. ;)
posted by grlulovee2hate@aol.c on Jun 30, 2009
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS GONE..I FEEL LIKE I LOST A PART OF MYSELF. A LIGHT HAS DEFINITELY BURNED OUT IN THIS WORLD. WE LOST A TRUE LEGEND, A BEAUTIFUL HUMANITARIAN. THERE IS NO OTHER IN THIS WORLD LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON IN EVERY ASPECT AND THERE NEVER WILL BE. I HOPE HE'S AT PEACE FINALLY. I THINK WE WOULD ALL MAKE HIM PROUD BY CARRYING ON HIS MESSAGE AND KEEPING HIM ALIVE THROUGH THE LEGACY HE LEFT BEHIND. RIP MJ - GONE TOO SOON, GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. AS MICHAEL SAID, "THE CREATOR DIES, BUT THE WORK STILL LIVES."
posted by prettypatty on Jun 30, 2009
Michael has been my favorite artist since, "love you save", was released on wax. It was the first 45 i purchased as a young girl.His style of pop singing and dance has been copied over the years yet never duplicated. Writing, producing, and his style of dress has always been admired by the music industry and the world at large. throughout his entire career, he has never had the freedom like millions that have watched and critized him. This is a sad time for all around the world. Michael has embraced the young and old and we all can agree, under the scrutiny he's faced, now is the time for us to come together, appreciate all that he set aside in his life, so that we could enjoy the finest and certainly one of the most remarkable artist, humanitarian, and unselfishly giving persons, that this world has had the pleasure of knowing. These moments should be used to reflect on the many, many years that Michael gave us and the wonderful family who also devoted their lives to be an open book to all. Let's take the time to recognize the pain that his family is going through and remember Michael as we saw him on stage and heard his voice on every corner of the earth as the wonderful and extremely talented person that he is. he truly is the "King of Pop" and will forever be remembered across the land as a loving friend to many. Michael Jackson, my icon and someone who will live in my heart forever, rest in peace. we all love you, but God loves you best!
posted by nessah on Jun 30, 2009
wish you all the best wishes moon walker. rest in peace you will neva be forgotten king of pop dear legend reast in peace
posted by maria on Jun 30, 2009
i havnt really been a fan ov michael, liked a few ov his songs thought thriller was brill, but my heart goes out for his children and family , i think its so sad that the youngest ov all brothers and sisters and going b4 his own parents, so many years ahead ov him 2 love and cherish his children and 2 do what he did best 2 perform, knowing he will protect and look out 4 his children from up above and bet he gives sum great performances up above 2, rest in peace m.j x
posted by A Fan In VA on Jun 30, 2009
I am deeply saddened by the death of Michael Jackson. I'm 46 years old and have been a huge fan for many many moons. I can remember seeing his early performances on TV as a child with the Jackson 5 and became a fan instantly. I had several of his albums on vinyl and in my early 20's I taught aerobic classes and I used much of his music in class. His talent and grace will forever be missed. I always have thought of Michael as being such a gentle soul. The media and money hungry monsters tried to bring him down with their horrid accusations. He still stood with grace and dignity and kept on writing and performing. The years took their toll obviously being in the media so often so misunderstood. Michael leaves us with a beautiful legacy. The library of music we have to reach to is locked deep within all of his fans hearts. As I'm typing this I am listening to You Are Not Alone. The ache in his voice has tears flowing down my cheeks and I'm trembling. This is the most tender sadness I've ever felt for the passing of someone. There are many songs that I can tie to pieces of my life, that go back years. Often taking me back to familiar fond memories or some not so fond, but each having a true place in my soul. I never saw Michael in concert, never met him, but feel like I knew him through his music, which has always been a wonderful friend. He is in Heaven now in sweet peace. But he will stay in my heart forever. Never to be forgotten our King Of Pop, a dear legend. Rest in peace Michael with the angels.

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