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"Remembering Michael Jackson" is a mixed-media, contemporary art, quilt designed by Mrs. Kathy Knapp. She originally designed the piece for "Cultural Icons" an International Art Event. Mrs. Knapp later shared her design here on the website for fans to enjoy.
Mrs. Knapp has recently been transitioning from wearable art into mixed media textiles. She came across the event by accident in late January and only had a few weeks to complete it as it was due on February 14, 2016. Although, she did not have a lot of time to complete her work, she put an intense effort into it, working 12 hour days until completion. Since, Mrs. Knapp felt Michael Jackson defined THE Icon of pop culture, she felt compelled to meet this challenge.
"This work is inspired by the iconic sequined white glove that defined Michael Jackson for a generation. From his elaborate stage costumes and choreography of his short films; he defined the genre of the music video. He served as inspiration for all artists to become innovators and perfectionists of their craft and above all, to “follow your dreams wherever they may lead”.
Mrs. Knapp is hoping to do a garment and contemporary art quilt for the 30th Anniversary of the BAD album. Michael Jackson's BAD album was released on August 31, 1987, two days after his birthday.
I am happy and proud to announce that my beautiful, amazing and talented cousin Ms. Jasmine Flood has an amazing designer line called Adair Design CO. and Adair Men’s Designs. CO.
She is a native of Greenville, NC, she is an NC State Alumni and an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority member. She is also a fan of the Jackson family's music.
She has been featured on Good Morning American and on WCTI News 12, Greenville.
She has beautiful handcrafted designs including necklaces, cufflinks, tie bars and earring for music lovers, charm bracelets, great gifts for men and women including stationery, canvas and so much more.
I am truly proud of my cousin for making her dreams come true. She has been designing jewelry since she was eleven years old! Please feel free to check out her designs here: http://www.riadabyadair.com/
and show her some love below. -Amber (owner of We Love 3T)
E-mail Messages Below....
Hi Amber, Your cousin has a really nice site and really nice designs. –Nancy
Hello, I really like your cousin’s work. She has a lot of great pieces. I will defiantly be back to her site to purchase some items. –Keisha
Nothing like family love, Amber you have every right to be proud of your cousin. She has beautiful designs. I am sharing her site with a few of my girlfriends. –Shonna
Excellent work! I like what I see. I may have to treat myself to a few pieces. She has so many nice things it will be hard to decide. –Amy
The Voice: Christina Aguilera & Her Team Perform A Jackson Medley Tribute to Michael and Janet Jackson....
Nov 20, 2013- On The Voice: Christina Aguilera & her team perform a Jackson medley tribute to Michael and Janet Jackson. They performed Janet Jackson's "Black Cat" and Michael Jackson's "Scream" and "BAD".
Born a California native and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa from the age of 10 and having a family deeply involved in the music industry, is what helped create this musical genius of the 21st century. At the tender age of ten, Tommy Parker began playing the piano by ear and singing in the Afro-American Music
Institutes (A.A.M.I) boys choir.
"As a child I went to sleep listening to all the greats such as Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and so many more. These legends inspired me to sing and
dance at a very early age".
As an artist of great talents Tommy Parker has cultivated a musical sound that is all familiar yet intriguingly new. With his new and improved Pop sound that embodies a hint of R&B, Tommy Parker has opened a door to a new genre amongst his peers. He explains "As a producer for the power house R.J. Productions(Janet Jackson, Brandy, The Pussycat Dolls), I enjoy making music that has depth and inspires great
With the growing popularity of Austin Brown and the Backpack Kids, fans wanted to know more and
more about Tommy Parker. His work with his mentor and business partner Rodney Jerkins/Darkchild and his strong ability on the keys as backup vocals for Austin Brown’s band has made him a fan favorite.
"I love his music, I've been a fan since I first heard it". -Rodney Jerkins
Thirty (30) fans came together on 85' A.B. to form a new group in support of Tommy Parker. In support of the new group and Tommy Parker, his best friend Amber (owner of We Love 3T and 85 A.B.) thought about
several different nicknames for Tommy. His newest one came to her mind and she decided with the other members that this new group for Tommy Parker should be called "Prince Parker Fans".
"Tommy has been my biggest supporter and I am so thankful because I was nervous about him seeing it at first. You just don’t know how a person will react. I place my heart and soul into each website and try to pay respect to each individual's craft so when they see it, I can only hope for
the best." -Amber
The group later turned into a website called "The Official Prince Parker Fans" in April of 2012 and now currently has over 1,000 fans. During the time the website was just starting out, Amber announced that after talking with Tommy Parker, they would be teaming up to bring the fans a new interactive page called "Tommy Tuesdays".
"Tommy Tuesdays" features questions from Amber to Tommy Parker and Tommy Parker's answers to her questions. This way fans have a chance to know a little more about Tommy Parker and his amazing work as a musician, producer and artist. She hoped later to, and did expand "Tommy Tuesdays" to fans and allow the fans to write in and receive an answer to their questions as well from Tommy Parker.
"Tommy and I started Tommy Tuesdays. Fans on 85 A.B. had been asking about Tommy. They had seen him with Austin Brown and they wanted to know more. So after talking it over with Tommy, Tommy Tuesdays was born and we have had a lot of fun working on that together." -Amber
Through "Tommy Tuesdays" fans get to experience his music and thoughts on various topics which have included his thoughts on Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
Tommy Parker is a very close friend of the Jackson family. He has worked with and produced for Janet
Jackson and Austin Brown. He is sorry to say that he was never able to work with the great Michael Jackson but, wanted to. Tommy worked with Janet Jackson on the song “Make Me”. Janet Jackson released and dedicated “Make Me” to her brother Michael Jackson.
Amber asked him during one "Tommy Tuesdays" If you could go back in time and work with someone,
who would it be and why? Tommy Parker's answer was "Of course, Michael Jackson, because I have always wanted to work with a king."
When Amber asked Tommy Parker "What was it like working with Janet Jackson in the studio? Tommy Parker responded by saying Well, I wasn’t side by side with her but, I did meet her a lot. It was great; she is such a sweet person. She was very nice to my mom and to me. She really loves me and my
family and I Really love her and her family. She is amazing.
Tommy Parker since that interview was able to work with Janet Jackson again, overseas for her new upcoming album.
He is a name that fans have grown to love and respect. He was featured on ThisIsRNB.com as "Emerging
Artist: Singer/Songwriter Tommy Parker!! http://www.thisisrnb.com/2012/08/emerging-artist-singersongwriter-tommy-parker/ and his music can be found on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/tommyparker80s
"I am sooo super proud and honored to call him my best friend and I love him very much!!" -Amber
To learn more about Tommy Parker check out "The Official Prince Parker Fans" at: http://theofficialprinceparkerfans.weebly.com/index.html
Bio/Quotes featured at: http://theofficialprinceparkerfans.weebly.com/index.html and
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation video jacket to be featured in EMP's Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit. The exhibit features iconic women spanning the decades that have made an impact on the music industry. The exhibit will run through September 22, 2013.
Jackson Brothers are bringing "Unity Tour" to Australian cities. Here are possible dates below...
March 14, 2013- Perth Arena
March 16, 2013-Sydney Entertainment Centre
March 17, 2013-Wollongong Entertainment Centre
March 19, 2013-Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre
March 24,2013-Brisbane Riverstage
See UK Dates and buy tickets here:
pic from: http://www.billboard.com
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and a great time with family and friends. We here at We Love 3T have so much to be thankful for. I am so happy to announce to you all that I have heard from Treasure's mother and Treasure is doing wonderful! She just passed the 2 year mark since her last surgery. She started high school in September and is living her life as a teenager should be.
Treasure's mother also asked me to refer everyone to the website
http://www.friendsoftreasure.com/home.html to see how Treasure and her mom are "Paying It Forward" by helping others.
Treasure's mom would like to ask those of you who can to please help with a fundraising event they have going on right now. They are trying to help a little girl named Gabby. She needs a mobility chair that costs approximately $1500. She just suffered a bad fall and is really in need of help.
Michael Jackson to be inducted in the Official R&B Music Hall of Fame. The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame Museum plans to honor those individuals who have made amazing contributions to music genre.
Michael Jackson name will be one of the first, along with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Temptations, Otis Redding, The O' Jays, Gerald Levert and many more.
You know I have to say this because the media has done everything possible to destroy the Jackson family. They have written millions and millions of lies about the Jackson family and it is sad to say for some people they believe the lies because it is written somewhere, so they feel it must be true. I think it is sick that certain individuals refuse to allow Michael Jackson to rest in peace.The Jackson family seem to have targets on their backs.
Today, we were asked to wear orange to show our support against bullying but, I guess if you are considered a celebrity, then who cares. I hope Janet continues to remain strong though some are truly trying to break her.
Starting tonight and all day tomorrow please ask family and friends to please Tweet #WeloveyouJanetJackson to spread love and not hate.
Also, on Facebook look up Amber M Bpk share with me why you love Janet Jackson.
pic from: http://www.taipeitimes.com
Calling all Backpack Kids!! If you are a fan of Austin Brown, Tommy Parker and the Backpack Kids and you would like to show off your artistic talent then this is a chance for you!! I am so excited to announce that we will be celebrating the 1st Year Anniversary for 85 A.B. For L.O.V.E. or 85 A.B. this coming Jan 1, 2013. 85 A.B. is a fan club in support of and supported by Austin Brown, Tommy Parker, the Backpack Kids and fans all around the world.
In celebration of the 1st Year Anniversary we are having an “85 A.B. Icon Artwork Contest” The icon must be the size of the image shown here and must feature the name of the fan club either 85 A.B. For L.O.V.E. or 85 A.B. The icon must highlight Austin Brown, Tommy Parker, and the Backpack Kids in some way.
All artwork designs must be signed by the artist and placed within the artwork as a part of the design. All artwork must be artist own work and designs. You cannot use someone else’s work and call it your own. Anyone found doing so will be reported and disqualified.
All artwork designs must be sent to email@example.com. Artwork must come through attachment file.
Deadline for all artwork will be Dec 21, 2012. No late entries will be accepted. The winner will be announced on Dec 26, 2012,with their name and icon design.
For more information please check out 85 A.B. at: http://85abforlove.weebly.com/
UPDATE: Tommy Parker will be a judge for the "85 A.B. Icon Artwork Contest".