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By Pommy bastard - 1 September 2010 5

Michael Jackson Tribute Show to launch Groovin’ in the City program
You’re invited to attend the launch of the 2010-11 Groovin’ in the City program

What: Michael Jackson Tribute Show to launch Groovin’ in the City
When: Wednesday 1 September, 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Where: Garema Place, Civic
Cost: FREE

Groovin’ in the City’s free live entertainment program will run during lunchtime, Tuesday to Friday, throughout Spring and Summer.

Groovin in the City will be kicked off this year with a Michael Jackson Tribute Show performed by Melbourne’s Paul Rizzo, who has been impersonating Michael Jackson for more than 15 years!

Groovin in the City will provide FREE live music and entertainment at different locations in Civic.

 
“Michael Jackson Tribute Show performed by Melbourne’s Paul Rizzo, who has been impersonating Michael Jackson for more than 15 years!” Aparently he just comes on stage and lies there these days.

I mean seriously, what is it with these “tribute acts? I saw the “fake Bee Gees” or whatever, at one of the New Years events a while back. I mean to say,  it’s not as if the real ones weren’t bad enough to give you toothache?

Isn’t a case of; “you’re not big enough a place to attract the real talents, so here’s a cheap impressionist to give you a watered down taste.”

[ED – we hear his Chiefliness is not well pleased with the original music community after the McGregor Hall unpleasantness, expect a solid program of covers and tributes?]

UPDATE: Mr Stanhope has now put out a media release on his program:

“Groovin’ in the City is set to showcase some of Canberra’s best live music and performances, adding to the bustling atmosphere of the Canberra City lunch scene,” Mr Stanhope said.

“Canberrans can look forward to special performances by local artists and themed weeks, including Disco Divas and Rock Heroes, String Fling, and Magic and Illusions.

“Thanks to the positive feedback received by local businesses and members of the public, and the generous support of program sponsor Canberra CBD Limited, we have extended this great entertainment program to 24 weeks.

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5 Responses to
The mind boggles
ConanOfCooma 2:07 pm 01 Sep 10

A white-bred (sorry bark embassy), semi-redneck city hosting a tribute act for a racially ambiguous and totally foreign artist?

Yeah, sounds like Canberra.

justin heywood 12:43 pm 01 Sep 10

Aurelius said :

Impersonating Michael Jackson for 15 years…. be a challenge.
Is this bloke black? Or white?

I Said If
You’re Thinkin’ Of
Being My Baby
It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black Or White

Aurelius 12:22 pm 01 Sep 10

Impersonating Michael Jackson for 15 years would be a challenge.
Is this bloke black? Or white?

Skidbladnir 11:30 am 01 Sep 10

He should get Abbalanche to play, they’ll be in town doing the Club circuit in a few weeks…

Thumper 10:03 am 01 Sep 10

Mr Stanhope? Vindictive and childish?

Never…

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