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A Great Day In Brooklyn - Michael Jackson's 51st Birthday
September 17th, 2009
NJS4Ever Godfather Barry Michael Cooper was on hand in the borough of Brooklyn on August 29th, 2009 for what would have been Michael Jackson's 51st birthday were he still here with us. On this day (which NJS4E founder Andrew Knyte attended as well), over 20,000 New York area fans gathered in Prospect Park, Brooklyn (despite the rain) to party, groove, and reminisce to Michael's music, thanks to organizers Spike Lee, and Keistar Productions, famous for their Soulslam: Prince & Michael Jackson party series, as well as their Wonderfull parties (Stevie Wonder). A special mention must go out to DJ Spinna, who is quite possibly the best soul music-spinning DJ in the country.
Barry Michael Cooper does an incredible job capturing the essence of that special day, featuring a poignant interview with comedian Tracy Morgan, footage of Al Sharpton's speech, and of course footage with Spike Lee himself, who invited Barry to attend.
You can watch all of this (and more - definitely head over there!) at Barry Michael Cooper's blog, Hooked On The American Dream.