As we near the summer months it’s still hard to believe we’re approaching the seven-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. On June 25, 2009, fans of the legendary pop singer flocked to The Apollo Theater in Harlem after hearing confirmation of his sudden death. Fans chose to remember Michael with positive vibes by singing and chanting a list of hits in honor of his legacy.

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Fast forward seven years later and The Apollo Theater Education Program is presenting a panel discussion titled Bad/Dangerous/Invincible: Michael Jackson’s Epic Years. On Thursday, June 16th at 6:30pm the panel discussion will be led by author and Duke University Professor of Black Culture, Mark Anthony Neal.

According to Apollo Live Wire, the panel discussion will take us behind the music for a look at Jackson’s resounding impact on music, culture and entertainment and his place in a longstanding tradition of Black performance. From the Jackson Five to Epic records, Michael Jackson set the bar as a creative genius and a true performing artist that no other has yet to surpass.


The Apollo Theater panel discussion is free to the public but RSVPs are required by registering online to confirm your attendance. Fans can still join in on the conversation without being present by simply tweeting topics and opinion to @ApolloED using the #ApolloLiveWire or #MJEpicYears hashtags. For more detailed information click here.