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Celebrating "The Wiz"
News Update: NBC is partnering with Cirque de Soleil to bring The Wiz to network television December 3, 2015. NBC announce Monday March 30, 2015 that the network along with Cirque de Soleil will air a live production of the 1978 hit starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor. The Wiz will then go on Broadway for 2016-17 season.
Before Michael Jackson started working with his brothers on their "Destiny" album, which was released in December of 1978; he flew to New York City to play the role of the Scarecrow in the Broadway hit musicial "The Wiz". The Wiz was a retelling of the famous children's novel "The Wizard of OZ".
Acting along side of Michael Jackson was Diana Ross as Dorothy, Nipsey Russell as the Tin Man, Ted Ross as the Cowardly Lion, Lena Horne as Glinda the Good Witch, and Richard Pryor as "The Wiz". The Wiz is based on Dorothy (Diana Ross), a shy Harlem, New York kindergarten teacher who finds herself magically transported during a blizzard to the Land of Oz; while searching for her dog Toto. Oz becomes a fantasy version of New York City in the late 1970s.
Along the way she makes friends with the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson) the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross). Dorothy (Diana Ross) longs to return home with her dog Toto, Scarecrow (Michael Jackson) wants a brain, the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) wants a heart and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross) wants courage; they decided to go together and see "The Wiz" (Richard Pryor) to receive what each one wants, not realizing that all they ever needed was right inside of them. The audiance follows Dorothy (Diana Ross), Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross) on their way to see "The Wiz" dancing down the yellow brick road and all the adventures they face while getting there.
"The Wiz" was produced by Rob Cohen, written by Joel Schumacher, studio production by Motwon Productions, CEO Berry Gordy, directed by Sidney Lumet, music provided by Charlie Smalls, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Anthony Jackson, Luther Vandross and Quincy Jones, distributed by Universal Pictures.
The Wiz was released in 1978. The Wiz was nominated for 4 Oscars and has become a classic in family homes. Quincy Jones became impressed with Michael Jackson performance in "The Wiz" and agreed to produced Michael Jackson's album at that time, "Off the Wall", which has also become a classic hit as well.
pic from: The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, Universal/Motown, or the graphic artist.
Source Information from: Michael Jackson: A Tribute to the King of Pop 1958-2009, Platinum Edition Collector's Vault, Background "The Wiz" DVD, and www.barnesandnoble.com.
Weekly Events and Music to Look Forward to:
Wednesday: Yashi Brown host "People of Poetry" (POP) held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. The location for Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill is 6122 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Friday: Austin Brown announced on Twitter that Fridays are #FollowFriday. So make sure you send a #FollowFriday tweet to Austin Brown and the Backpack Kid members. Dealz (Siggy Jackson) host "Jackson Truth Radio" Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm (PST) Call In: (562) 213-9611 Jackson Truth Radio Website: http://www.jacksontruthradioshow.com/
Tribute: Elizabeth Taylor
Well known for her beauty, charm and grace. She was a one-of-a-kind lady on and off the screen, known for her amazing talent, style, fashion and jewelry.
We have honored Elizabeth Taylor here many times on this website for her love and support for Michael and the Jackson family. Today, April 13, 2015 we are honoring Elizabeth Taylor with this special page on We Love 3T.
We Love 3T would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!
Unbreakable World Tour Postponed...
Janet Jackson posted this message on Facebook on December 24, 2015...
Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon' b alright. -Janet Jackson
Help Us Send Get Well Messages to Janet...
We love 3T would like to invite all Janet Jackson fans to join us in sending “Janet Jackson Get Well Wishes”. Fans may send all get well wishes through pictures, artwork, poems, letters or messages etc. to: email@example.com
We will place every one’s messages together in this special card for Janet.
One lucky fan that submits in a message to Janet for the card will also have a chance of having their message chosen and displayed on the We Love 3T website for the whole month of February. The deadline for everyone to send in their messages will be February 5, 2015. If anyone has any questions please e-mail all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep Janet, her family and team in your prayers.
Forever In Our Hearts......
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*Fans pay tribute to Michael Jackson today, June 23; remembering 6 yrs. ago of losing an amazing man, humanitarian, musician and entertainer.
*Michael Jackson lives on in the hearts of millions, not just for his unmatched talent and artistry but for his optimistic spirit of kindness, warmth and caring ...that is sorely missed today. In a world numbed by senseless acts of violence, hatred and needless suffering, we remember and honor Michael’s optimistic passion in spreading universal messages of peace, unity, healing and love to every part of the earth during the all-too brief time he was with us. On this day, our thoughts and prayers are especially with Michael’s children and loved ones as we honor his legacy of compassion and determination that all of us can make a better world without hurt, fear and sorrow. – The Estate of Michael Jackson
The Wiz: Did You Know?
*The color of the slippers that Dorothy (Diana Ross) receives from Miss One, the Good Witch of the North is silver.
*In "The Wiz" Dorothy (Diana Ross), Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) finds the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross) at the New York Public Library.
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