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Michael Jackson's Magic

Posted by on 23/05/2014

The late Michael Jackson underwent a resurrection of sorts at the BillBoard Music Awards ceremony held recently.

The star studded audience watched in amazement as the ‘King of Pop’ joined 15 live dancers and took centre stage to dance and sing ‘Slave to the Rhythm’, a track of his newly released posthumous album Xscape.

Although it was widely reported that a hologram was responsible for the performance, word is that an old magician’s trick originating from the 16th century was the inspiration for the technique. The two dimensional illusion was first used in a production of Charles Dickens play ‘The Haunted Man’ in 1862.

BillBoard said it took months of planning, choreography and fine tuning technology to get the result that has caused amazement around the world.

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NZ Music Month - Jodi Millar aka Snapdragon   posted 22/05/2014

This month Gold FM is targeting musicians in 'our neighbourhood' and Brian Gentil caught up with Jodi Millar. Jodi is an early childhood educator who works in Waihi, lives in Whangamata and is passionate about passing on her love of music to children....

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NZ Music Month - Sarah Spicer   posted 19/05/2014

May is New Zealand Month and we've been targeting some of the talented musicians who live in our neighbourhood. Sarah Spicer called in to talk with Brian Gentil about her music - Click play to hear the interview and listen to Sarah...

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NZ Music Month - Eric Tricklebank   posted 16/05/2014

Gold FM is targeting local musicians to celebrate New Zealand Music Month this May. Brian Gentil spoke to Eric Tricklebank today. Click play to hear Eric talking about his music and to hear his self penned and performed track Same Tribe.

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Celebrating NZ Music Month 2014 with Shona Laing   posted 12/05/2014

May is New Zealand Music Month and your local New Zealand owned and operated station Gold FM is highlighting the talented musicians who live in our district. Shona Laing has written some of NZ's most memorable songs since coming to the attention of the...