Kenny Ortega & Ko – Part IV. Or when it all began
April 20: Michael starts the rehearsals for the “This Is It ‘concerts at Center Staging in Burbank, California with Kenny Ortega & Travis Payne. Michael Bush & Karen Faye are back in the MJ TEAM.
In an interview with some members of the team is inconsistency. Let’s see.
“The breakthrough presented itself in February, through a fortuitous onstage collaboration with Carrie Underwood at the Grammy Awards (remark – February 8, 2009). In the days after the performance, Orianthi received a message through her MySpace page from Jackson’s musical director, Michael Bearden, inviting her to audition for the lead guitarist spot for the “This Is It” concerts.“
February?!! Not april?!!
“I’ve never been so nervous in my life, auditioning for Michael,” she recalls. After Orianthi tore her way through a rendition of “Beat It” — whose guitar solo originally was performed by Eddie Van Halen — Jackson gave the go-ahead, and she spent the next three months rehearsing with the icon, six hours each day.“
If you start counting from June in the opposite direction. Rehearsals began in late March at least.
March?!! Not april?!!
Here is an interview with Jennifer Batten March 18, 2009.
Provisional membership of musicians was already known?
Kriyss Grant, the first dancer Michael Jackson hand-picked to back him up onstage.
“It was during Grant’s time with Beyoncé that Michael Jackson announced his comeback concerts. When Frank Gatson got word of the audition, he told Kriyss he had to go. A lifelong Jackson fan, Grant jumped at the chance. But did he feel apprehensive about leaving behind such a big opportunity on the off-chance that he could dance for Jackson?”No, it was Beyoncé who pushed me,” he laughs. “She told me she was gonna slap me if I didn’t go! She was rooting for me and so was Frank. If I didn’t make Michael’s concerts, I would have met up with the others and been one of the captains on the Beyonce tour.”
Remark: tour Beyoncé which was supposed to take part Kriyss, began March 26, 2009.
May 19 : Michael visits American Idol’s rehearsals at to the Nokia Theatre.
But in searching google, I found no such information, except timeline.
So where was Michael at this time?
Type of Work: Preregistration
Type of Work Preregistered: Advertising or Marketing Photograph
Preregistration Number / Date: PRE000002492 / 2009-07-02
Application Title: Photographs Taken at Rehearsals for Michael Jackson “This Is It” Concert Tour
Title: Photographs Taken at Rehearsals for Michael Jackson “This Is It” Concert Tour
Copyright Claimant: AEG Live, LLC. Address: 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 501, Los Angeles, CA, 90036.
Creation of Work Began: 2009-05-06
Date of Anticipated Completion: 2009-07 (Approximate)
Projected Date of Publication: 2009- (Approximate)
Authorship on Application: AEG Live, LLC.
Description of Work: More than 1,000 color, digital, still photographs taken on May 6, 2009, June 22, 2009, and June 23, 2009 in connection with rehearsals for Michael Jackson?s ?This Is It? concert tour. May 6, 2009 photographs taken by John Shearer (staff photographer for Getty Images (US), Inc.) (as work for hire) at Center Staging in Burbank, California. June 22, 2009 and June 23, 2009 photographs taken by Kevin Mazur (contributing photographer (free-lance) for Getty Images (US), Inc.) (as work for hire) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. May 6, 2009 photographs depict rehearsal of concert performance by Michael Jackson, band, dancers, and back-up singers. June 22, 2009 photographs are portraits of band, dancers, and back-up singers. June 23, 2009 photographs depict rehearsal of concert performance by Michael Jackson, band, dancers, and back-up singers, with sets and audiovisual displays; director, staff, and crew in background of photographs
All photos of Michael with the rehearsals were made 2009-06-23 and 2009-05-06 photo dancers.
Because June 01 : … The curls are back!