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It’s been three years since the legendary singer and dancer Michael Jackson passed away, but his tunes are still being hummed and dancers, determined to master his distinctive dance moves, keep at it. You can’t help tapping your feet to Black or White, slowing down when listening to Heal the World, or attempting to break into the moonwalk on Smooth Criminal.

His distinct musical sound and vocal style have mesmerised generations and will continue to beguile music lovers.

Terence Lewis, choreographer and judge on Zee’s Dance India Dance and DID Li’l Masters 2 remembers the King of Pop. “MJ has not really left us — his soul is eternal. Every time I see a child dance, MJ style, with such elan, I know that he lives on,” he says.

He further adds, “My tribute to MJ will not be for just a day but will continue forever through my academy. When I watch the documentary This Is It, I feel really sad that such a brilliant concert didn’t see the light of day due to his untimely death. But MJ lives on forever in our hearts as a performer, unmatched and far ahead of his time.”

International music channel 9XO will present a special segment called O Heart MJ today, airing a playlist of MJ’s best videos all through the day. Luke Kenny, Head of Programming, 9XO said, “Michael Jackson is the king of entertainment — a singer, artist and a performer par excellence. His music has been a huge inspiration for music lovers across the globe. This special programme has videos that open with a special packaging — a video wall that features MJ album covers.”

On their Facebook page, fans can win an extra special 3-DVD collection of all his landmark and legendary short film music videos, and can download MJ songs as ringtones, Luke added.
Hard Rock Café paid tribute to the dance icon on the weekend with a high voltage performance by-city musicians in a show titled The Thrillers. Bonobo, too, paid tribute on Saturday with a night of good old-fashioned MJ groovy tunes.

This article originally published  in Daily News & Analysis

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