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Fresno’s various tributes to Michael Jackson

It’s been more than a week since Michael Jackson’s passing — and the tributes are still rolling in, including here in Fresno. Here are four Fresno MJ tributes that caught my eye:

1. Here’s the Drag Kings, the Fresno Grizzlies’ dancing groundskeepers, doing their best MJ impression over the weekend:

2. As seen in the Beehive comments, here’s local DJ Marc M. doing a cool MJ blend, camera centered on the the turntables so you can see his hands at work.

3. Here’s a early heads-up on a cool Michael Jackson tribute event coming up at Palomino’s on July 11 July 10. You might remember the other day that I was sketchy on too many MJ tributes. This one gets a pass from me because it’s a Devoya Mayo event.


4. Finally, DJ Kay Rich (of B95) put together a 45-minute MJ tribute mix that you can download free over here.

Responses to "Fresno’s various tributes to Michael Jackson"

Stephen says:

And I’m currently watching an MJ video retrospective on MTV. It’s honestly the first time I’ve felt emotional at his loss, despite how I grew up side-by-side with his music (my first record ever owned was the Jackson Five’s ABC).

His legacy is amazing, truly.

And I love the Drag Kings!

The SJV Black Chamber, San Joaquin Valley Historical & Cultural African-American Museum and Valley Black Talk Radio will pay tribute the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson on Sunday, July 5.

As the Jackson family prepares to memorialize Michael next Tuesday, July 7, Fresno joins the millions across the world in cebrating his life and legacy.

This event will take place in the courtyard of the African-American Museum on 1857 Fulton St. in Fresno, CA @ Divisadero.

This event is free, and the community is welcome to come and enjoy the day from 10 AM to 8 PM, chit-chat with other citizens about their favorite MJ songs, participate in the impersonation or look-a-like contests, MJ music and more.

Learn about the event, talent showcase & vendor opportunities at

Michael Jackson Memorial Tribute: Celebrating the Magic of MJ
Sunday, July 5, 2009
10 AM- 8 PM
1857 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA
Price: FREE

Bryan Harley says:

No video available online, but Dance Studio Fresno did a tribute during their dance show last night and during the Miss CA pageant last week.

fplusD says:

JUSTA TINY CORRECTION: The MJ Tribute that Devoya is putting on is on the TENTH on the 11th. That’s NEXT FRIDAY, Y’ALL!! I might even wear my old-school Beat It jacket

Mike Oz says:

my bad. good lookin’ out.

brodiemash says:

Dope vid from DJ Marc M up there!