Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment announced today that Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' will be released exclusively for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide, with the studio pushing up the debut of the film by two days, to Wednesday, October 28th. Due to the anticipated demand for this film, tickets for the two-week presentation will go on sale in most cities beginning on Sunday, September 27th. Separately, the producers of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' announced that Kenny Ortega has been set to direct the motion picture. The film is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson.
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Set in New York City, the new talent showcase series, simply titled The Stage, will present its second production on Friday, December 29th, 9:00 p.m., at Abrons Art Center, which is located at 466 Grand Street in Manhattan, New York. To be hosted by hip-hop recording artist Guru of Gang Starr, the event once again promises to deliver stellar performances by over 20 of hip-hop and R&B's top unsigned and independent acts. Selected acts will then be chosen for The Stage's compilation album series, for future release on Addicted Records.
Currently in release throughout the United States, the full-length motion picture, "The Prodigy," features the emotionally-driven musical excursion, "The Rain." Written and produced by Shefik and Danny Bazile for Knight Entities, Inc., "The Rain" is a pop/R&B ballad enriched with intricate melody and profound lyrical passion. Bazile takes a step further towards the forefront by performing the lead vocals to the song, skillfully personifying, in superior fashion, the essence of the film's dramatic subject matter. Upon first hearing the song, the producer and director of "The Prodigy," Edward T. McDougal, immediately designated it as the film's theme song, enthusiastically commenting on how the song's lyrics impressively echoed the film's story line, and how the song's vocal harmonies were intensely performed.