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Monday, June 21, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: NY MJ Fans

MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK INVITES MICHAEL JACKSON FANS TO CELEBRATE THE “KING OF POP” AS PART OF A GLOBAL (WAX) TRIBUTE TO MJ

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Special Tribute Exhibit, Featuring Jackson’s Figure, Original Hand Cast and Signature Songs, Will be FREE to the Public

Just in time for the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s tragic death, Madame Tussauds New York invites fans to celebrate the “King of Pop” with its new Michael Jackson Tribute Exhibit, which will feature Jackson’s wax figure and the original plaster cast of his hand. The special exhibit is FREE and open to the public in the attraction’s lobby from Wednesday, June 23 until Wednesday July 7 at Madame Tussauds New York, 234 West 42nd St. (b/w 7th and 8th Aves.), Manhattan.

Madame Tussauds New York joins all 9 Madame Tussauds attractions worldwide – from Shanghai to Washington D.C. – in paying tribute to Jackson, whose untimely passing June 25 of last year shocked the world. Each attraction will create its own tribute exhibit. Madame Tussauds New York’s free public exhibit allows New Yorkers and Times Square passersby to be close to the music legend once again.

With a medley of Jackson’s signature songs wafting through Madame Tussauds’ lobby, fans will be able to pay their respects, take photos with his wax likeness and lay flowers at his feet. As Jackson was an integral part in the creation of his wax figure, his original hand mold from the 1986 sitting from which Tussauds’ studio artists created his likeness will be on display as well. The tribute exhibit will also include a variety of classic MJ photos and memorabilia.

With more than 750 million album sales, Jackson is one of the most revered artists in the world. His iconic music inspired millions of people and multiple generations of artists and performers.

Madame Tussauds New York is located in the heart of Times Square and is open 365 days a year.


WHEN: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 to Wednesday July 7, 2010
WHERE: Madame Tussauds New York
234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Manhattan
PRICE: FREE

2 comments:

  1. Any other MJ fans planning to watch the TV Guide Network's Michael Jackson special, Gone Too Soon, on June 25th? I'm really looking forward to it!

    Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3b9oXa9v8c

    http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/gone-soon/305026

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  2. Hi Rebekah,

    The TV Guide special you are talking about was done by Ian Halpern, the one who supposedly wrote the book about Michael-- where he ended up saying things like Michael was gay or some garbage. While the title of the show really reflects what we all think about MJ- that he is truly Gone Too Soon- I for one am not going to watch it.

    I wish somehow the Estate was able to put the kabosh on that show or at least the title.

    What about everyone else?

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