Review of “The
Saturday, Aug 16th, 2014
Celebrity Image Awards
Hats off to Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine for putting on an exciting and up close-n- personal performance Saturday night at the Atlanta Celebrity Image Awards. The evening got off to a slow and quiet start, but once the Jackson Brothers took to the stage the room exploded in anticipation and were not disappointed.
They led off the set with one of their signature songs “Can You Feel It”. Then followed up with renditions of some of Michael’s mega-hits – “Rock With You” and “You Wanna Be Starting Something”. Where the brothers shared taking the lead in absence of there late brother. Although they put up a valiant effort, it was clearly evident that Michael’s distinctive and sultry voice is sorely missed and nearly impossible to duplicate.
After a short ten minute break, all was forgotten and forgiven when the
launched into a
medley of their early Jackson Five hits – “I Want You Back”, The Love You Save,
“ABC”, and “Dancing, Dancing, Dancing…You a Sex Machine.” They had the crowded
room on their feet, singing and dancing and trying to steady their camera
phones to record a piece of music history. I, in particular enjoyed seeing our
hometown prodigals from Jacksons for the first time in
over 30 years. All of us a little older and a little grayer in the temples, still
it was amazing to see them with the stamina, and energy to put on a forty-five
minute show. The band was on point all
night and the back screen videos were timely and added back-story to their
One suggestion I would like to make, with all the talented sons and nephews in the Jackson Clan, I’m sure someone comes close to being able to handle Michael’s vocals as a front man, or the thousands of MJ impersonators all over the world who would give their sequined glove hand to be a part of this group.
Either way, the
are going strong and continuing in the legacy of the Jackson Five. If they
happen to be in your area, you can’t go wrong by buying tickets to their show. Jackson
W. Keith Sewell
Writer, freelance writer, social media