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Michael's charitable activity

Foundation "Heal the World"

The main charity activity deal with his foundation Heal The World, that he created in year 1992 as oraganization it has on the aim give a help for children and environment. Its aims are:

- Medical help for children,
- Struggle with hunger in the world, drugs addictions, alcohol and presume of children.

Michael says one day: "I am not so naive to think, that the music can change everything. However it can change a small particle of all and maybe once all these particle will connect in one entirety.

Anyway I'm trying to doing this exactly. A lot of people from music environment thnik, one what is one should men is good performance, and I just can't understand that. If we talk about me, I always try to do more. Particularly when I saw what can contribute such our working like 'We Are The World'.I confess such philosophy, if you want to make a better world, first you schould take a look at yourself and make a change. I'm never fill happy - ask some one engineer of sound,who worked with me - I always want to be world a better place.

Projects of Michael's charity activity, which were relized,and also other activity, without projects:

Around 1980, while touring in Philadelphia, Michael Jackson and The Jacksons visit the local Children’s Hospital, the group making other such relief apperances during their tours.

July 22, 1981, The Jacksons give a special benefit concert for the "Atlanta Children’s Foundation" at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia, and raise 100,000 dollars for the charity, subsequently to lengthy episodes of children kidnappings and murders in the mentioned city.

April 9, 1984, he welcomes, through the auspices of the "Brass Ring Society", 14-year-old David Smithee to his mansion, boy suffering from cystic fibrosis, as a result, granting his last wish, who will pass on 7 weeks after.

April 14, 1984, Jackson equips a 19 – bed unit at "Mount Sinai Medical Center", a division of the "T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia and Cancer Research".

July 5, 1984, on occasion of a Jacksons’ press conference from "Tavern on the Green", Michael Jackson announces that his Victory – tour share of proceeds are to entirely cover three charitable organizations: "The United Negro College Fund", "Camp Good Times" and "T.J. Martel Foundation". Furthermore, at each gig, 500 places are reserved for invalids and hospital patients, taken on stretchers into the stadiums.

In 1984, the group donates 1200 tickets, valued at 39,000 dollars, to a number of disadvantaged children, subsequently to a performance at Texas Stadium in Dallas, Texas. In addition, they perform for eight children suffering from incurable illnesses in Jacksonville, Florida, where Michael Jackson grants the wish of 14-year old Malanda Cooper in Miami, Florida, visiting her backstage and presenting her with a tape of his Victory tour concerts and a jacket worn by the singer during the concerts. The group also performs for 700 other underprivileged people during another performance. Furthermore, they enable the transportation of 40 children from the "Thelma Marshall Children's Home" for orphans, foster and abandoned children, - The Hoosier Boys Home and the Donzels Work Study Program for high school students working toward a college education to Detroit, Michigan for a performance there. The selfsame year, Michael Jackson meets and supports a moribund young patient by offering his black sequined glove and leather jacket to him.

December 13, 1984, he visits the unit for burn victims at "Brotman Memorial Hospital" in Los Angeles, him being there admitted for head injuries, derived from a stage pyrotechnics incident during the Victory Tour. Among the victims, he meets 23-year old mechanic, Keith Perry, burned over 90 percent of his body in a car crash. The surgeons declared that Jackson’s visit at Perry’s bedside was the main reason he had pulled through: "Michael encouraged him, talking to him for hours", said Los Angeles hospital spokesman, Judy Davis. Michael Jackson also donates the entire earnings received from his sponsor, Pepsi – 1,5, million dollars – to a center named after the singer: "The Michael Jackson Burn Center For Children".

In 1984, he engages in supporting the "National Campaign Against Teenage Drunk Driving", campaign addressing the perils of alcohol use: car accidents, and/or life loss.

Year 1985 - together with Lionel Richie, Michael wrote the song "We are the World" to aid hunger people in Africa. Income more than 65 mln. USD. Here a bit of details:

January 28, 1985, Michael Jackson arrives at "A&M Lion Share Studios", to record with a variety of American singers the highly successful benefit anthem, "We Are The World" (co-written with singer Lionel Richie), grossing a total of more than 60 million dollars for the most severely famine – stricken African countries. In October 21, he visits the animals from the "Cohuna Wildlife Sanctuary" in Perth, Australia.

March 29, 1985, the singer visits the London Hospital, it being his second visit there in two years.

February 28, 1986, he telephones and invites 14-year-old Donna Ashlock from California - convalescing after a heart transplant - over to "Hayvenhurst" mansion in Encino, there dining and watching a film with the young patient, the actual visit taking place on March, 8. That same year, he invites 12-year-old Danielle Finmark (attending "Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times", an organization for children with cancer) to the ranch, where she tours the residence, visits his menagerie, has lunch with Jackson and watches movie "Short Circuit" with him, according to Finmark.

In the afore – mentioned year (1986), he establishes the "Michael Jackson UNCF Endowed Scholarship Fund", a foundation then estimated at 1,5 million dollars, aiming to boost youth education, specialization in art performances and communication. The company’s funds would be a yearly supply for the African-American students attending a "UNCF" college or university. That year, the fund had provided 97 scholarship awards and enrolled scholars in nearly all of UNCF’s 42 schools, it was reported.

In October, 1986, the singer requests that one dollar out of each purchase from the "Michael’s Pets" set of stuffed animals be placed aside for a children’s organization.

June 16 1988, very known meeting MJ with Diana and prince Karol(before BAD concert), who he hand over two cheques. One on the foundation Prince’s Trust ( 150,000 pounds) also cheque on 100,000 pounds for a help childre's hospital, which is on Great Ormand Street.
Four days later, MJ visits deadly ill kinds in this hospital on Great Ormand Street. Beyound this he goes on squad, where are laying children's in less critical condition, he tells them tale.

December 1988, MJ visits a boy David Rothenburg, who was seriously scald by his father, who want to revenge to his wife.

July 7 1989, MJ visits basic school Cleveland in Stockton Kalifornia. Several weeks earlier, 25 year old man who killed 5 kids and 39 was wounded.

Michael for free lend his hit "Beat it" to aid campaign anti-drugs among kids and youth. Beat It was used in ads, which was show in USA, it was organized by National Campaign Against Teenage Drunk Driving. Ads had on aim to inform young Americans, that drunk driving can kill friendship.
Presidential Special Achievement Award (U.S)
Presented at the White House by President Ronald Reagan to Michael Jackson in recognition of his contribution to the nation's campaign against drunk driving - Michael's song "Beat It" was run in the ads. The inscription on the plaque reads: "To Michael Jackson with appreciation for the outstanding example you have set for the youth of America and the world. Your historic record-breaking achievements and your pre-eminence in popular music are a tribute to your creativity, dedication, and great ability. The generous contribution of your time and talent to the National Campaign Against Teenage Drunk Driving will help million or young Americans learn that drinking and driving can kill a friendship."
(May 14)

May 6 1991, MJ was invited by organization The Jane Goodall Charity on ceremony. MJ deciced to support examen leading by Jane Goodall on chimpanzee in Gombe ( Nigeria).

May 6 1992, MJ covered the cost of funeral of Roman Sanchez, who died while riots in Los Angeles.

Year 1992 - Michael create international fundacion "Heal the World".

September 30 1992, MJ found square of parties in Romania for 500 orphans. Took the place solemn opening with contemporary president of country The Iliescu.

November 24 1992, on the airport Kennedy in New York, MJ supervised loading 43 tons of medicines, blankets, winter clothes, which flew to Sarajewa.

Year 1992-1993 - in time of lasting tour "Dangerous", in frames of activity of foundation "Heal the World", Michael passed on money for a help childrens in every town, that he performed.

August 1993 , MJ together with Pepsi-Cola in Tajland he supported royal organization "Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's charity, the Rural School Children" and Youth Development Fund these organizations deal with delivery meals country children in Tajland.

Year 1993 - above 20 charity concerts.

29.IV.1995 - for a help children Michael got in New York, award "Carying for Kids".

Year 1995 - while stay in Hungarian (in 1994), Michael meets Bela Farkas- he founds transplant of liver. Operation was conducted in Children's Hospital Bethesd's in Budapest.

January 25 1997, MJ passed on 1.1 mln. USD local oragnization in Bombay, which it supports children's education living in slums.

Year 1999 - organization two charitable concerts in Germanys and in Japan - "What more can I give".

September 4 1999, MJ got KORA Awards in South Africa for or achievement in music as well as for devotion to across music to unite all men.

1999 - Michael Jackson - [United States] - for his considerable achievements in the music industry, and commitment using music to unite people around the world. MJ hand over on tage checque on 1,000,000 USD to hand Nelson Mandel. Of course all sum goes on organization of Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

28.IX.2000 - with opportunity of action "Carousel of Hope", which organizer is Barbara Davis, Michael painted oneself one of above 50 plates putted out on auction. Action to aid kids- diabetic.

9.X.2000- Michael present his own hat and unique poster to aid modest charity auction organized by African Ambassador's Spouses Association. Auction have to help in fight with AIDS among african kids.

29.X.2000- Jackson's family included to project "Wave to the World", which have on aim propagate paraolimpics among healthly people.

6.XII.2000- Michael gots award "G and P Foundation Ball" for activity to aid of fight with cancer at kids.

19.XII.2000- Michael took part in organization in Medison Square Garden in New York, charity concert "Miracle on 34th Street".

2000 rok- Together with Rabin Shmuley Boteach Michael creating project "Heal the Kids".

21.X.2001- Michael organized concert to aid of victims of terrorist attack in USA. Concert accumulate over 3 mln USD only from tickets sale. Into this sum, it should be count up income from transmission in radio and TV.

Single "What more can I give"- dedicated for victims of terrorist attack in USA.

15 September 2002, MJ gave on auction 16 items with his signed, like.: CD, video cassette and 5 cotton napkin. From auction get 3935 Euro (3,814 USD) and the money goes for a help victims of flood in Germany.

October 12, 2002, as a personal acknowledgement of the gallantry and sacrificial services made by the military in his community, Jackson invites over 200 U.S. Airforce members from "Team Vandenberg" – then recently returned from overseas deployments – and their families to his residence.

Between the 19 and 29 of November, 2002, the "Siegfried & Roy's" celebrity auction takes place, for which Jackson donates an autographed plush bear, benefiting "Opportunity Village" (NGO in charge of the life-expectancy issues of mentally challenged people and their families) with 5,000 dollars, including a jacket auctioned for 16,000 dollars at the "Bambi Charity Event" in Berlin, Germany, on November 21.

June 11, 2003, Michael Jackson returns for the first time in 20 years to his hometown, Gary, Indiana, where, during a news conference with Gary Mayor Scott L. King – who presents him the key to the city, the singer announces he would partner with Mayor King to develop a performing arts center for the city, -the 'Michael J. Jackson Performing Arts Center', that would be located in downtown Gary. According to Mayor King, the singer would support the project in any role he felt comfortable with, for instance helping with the design or fund-raising. The implementation of these projects fell through, though, due to the entertainer being charged with false accusations few months later, and a trial period ending with his exoneration. Jackson, then, visits his old home where he grew up, including the Roosevelt High School, where the Jackson 5 perfomed in the 60’s. There, he tells students that "with a will of iron, with perseverance and determination" they „can do anything they want.” He is given presents and made an honorary Roosevelt graduate and Later on, he participates at „Salute To The Troops”, an event open to the public with free admission, where the troops were recognized.

In June, 2003, Michael Jackson invites the Wolfs - a German family affected by the floods of Saxony, Germany - over to Berlin, during his participation at the "Bambi Awards", including to Neverland for three days, where they met the singer's children. Jackson also donates a pair of painted footgear to the "Shoes For Charity" fund-raiser, in aid of children suffering from traumatic experiences.

September 15, 2003, the entertainer hosts a star-studded charity event at Neverland Ranch, ticket price at presale being 725 dollars, with proceeds going to charity. Jackson declares the event "a very special cause", "our future, and the future is our children", adding that he would continue to fight for them "for the rest of my life".

October 1, 2003, he makes an appearance at a charity event to raise funds for "Lupus L.A." and Lupus research, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

October 27, 2003, Michael Jackson premieres the short film for charity single "What More Can I Give" in the conference area of the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The same day, the edited version of the song, featuring a host of other artists, is released via the official "Music for Giving" website as a 2 – dollar download to support charity projects. The charities that received donations when "What More Can I Give" was donated were "Oneness", "Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation" and "The International Child Art Foundation". It was due to certain legal delays and misunderstandings that the charity anthem, (also previously devoted to the Kosovo victims and intended to be performed with late Luciano Pavarotti in 1999), was redirected – via Interney pay - to providing financial aid to the September 11, 2001 victims in New York.

In 2004, Michael Jackson’s custom-designed car, a Bentley Arnage Red Label Turbo, is sold at an auction benefiting the singer’s "Go For Your Dreams" foundation; the automobile served to drive to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch the host of stars that recorded the "What More Can I Give" charity single in 2001, in appreciation for their involvement in the benefit project.

September 17, 2004, during his latest child-abuse pre-trial appearances (the singer being absolved of all counts of misconduct later in 2005), he welcomes a large group of supporters to the restaurant "Epiphany" in Boston, Massachusetts, while ordering pizzas for each individual, in appreciation for their enduring commitment to him.

December 17, 2004, Michael Jackson invites approximately 200 people - children and their families from 6 special centers, among which churches, church schools etc - at his residence in California, and reiterates previous statements regarding the access of families, as well as tourists around the world, welcomed to spend time and tour Neverland; he also greets the gathering families and verbally addresses them holiday wishes. Jackson’s spokesperson at the time, Raymone Bain, also present at the event, says that it was not an out-of-the-ordinary event at Neverland (as previously shown): "[…] And at least 2 to 4 times a month, organizations are allowed to come here. And, since this was the last part of the holidays, he decided he would surprise the kids by doing so and they’re very happy about that". The event was an annual Christmas festivity, where hundreds of inner-city and underprivileged children and adults spent their time exploring the surroundings and the singer's ranch, riding on attractions,snacking on food and drinks, watching movies and playing in a two-story arcade, all of these being provided free-of-charge by Michael Jackson, and, often, even during his absence there.

During his trial (in 2005), Jackson and his parents allow a visit from fans at his home and inside of it, the admirers remaining impressed by the manifested generosity given the circumstances.

In January, 2006, while living for a year in Bahrain, the singer has been in talks with Bahraini corporation, "AAJ Holdings", over a series of potential projects in the Saudi-Arabian Gulf, varying from music academies to theme parks, with hopes to achieve city and urban evolution.

May 28, 2006, on occasion of accepting an MTV Legend Award in Japan, Michael Jackson visits the "Seibi Gakuen" children’s home in Tokyo, where he meets more than 160 children, and watches children performing traditional music. He addresses a few words of appreciation to the audience, as well as shakes hands with and signs autographs for the children.

March 8, 2007, the pop star revisits Tokyo, Japan for several "fan appreciation events", where he first attends a V.I.P. gala as guest of honor, amid a total of 400 admirers, impersonators and business people, as well as over 100 orphans and challenged children and adults, the deprived being given complimentary tickets by Jackson to attend the event; he also appears on stage to read an appreciation statement to the audience and to emphasize that he would neither change his career path, nor would he nurse bitterness over his lifelong succession of difficulties, despite "deliberate attempts [of "some"] to hurt me", moreover, adds: "I take it in stride because I have a loving family, a strong faith and wonderful friends and fans who have, and continue, to support me"; he poses for pictures with the guests, and signs autographs and acknowledges the assembled children. A day later, he also attends a larger festivity directed at his main fan base and for those not affording high – priced tickets, where more than 1,000 people assembled at a popular night club.

March 10, 2007, Jackson greets approximately 3,000 U.S. forces personnel and their family members at Camp Zama, a U.S. army base in Tokyo, shakes hands with some of its members, then holds a brief speech in recognition for their sacrificial services in favor of freedom. The singer, subsequently, attends a ceremony at the respective camp in honor of a member being promoted at the time.

November 8, 2007, the pop star participates at Reverend Jesse Jackson’s birthday celebration, the event also being a fundraiser.

On occasion of a charitable party held in Devon, England (where members of the Jackson family, - including Michael Jackson, shortly, via telephone - , participated), on June 8, 2008, among additional financially-valuable items, 6,000 pounds are raised through an auction of Jackson memorabilia, including the singer’s white fedora, (worn in one of his videos) signed by himself.

March 17, 2009, reality T.V. star, Jane Goody (housemate on "Celebrity Big Brother 2007", who would lose the battle with brain cancer on March 22) confirmed to "New" magazine that Michael Jackson had sent her a goodwill message while in London, U.K. Jackson was there between March 3 and March 8 to announce his last concert series in the U.K. via a press conference. The singer called in at the hospital where she was admitted – the terminally ill patient not being available at the time - then recorded an answerphone message for the T.V. star, with the following well-wishes: "Hi, Jade, I'm thinking of you and hoping everything goes as well as it can. I want you to come and see me when I'm over [to London for the concert series]. My brother [Jermaine Jackson, runner-up in the "Big Brother 2007" finale] keeps asking me about you." Goody's publicist, Max Clifford, declared after her death that Jackson would not be attending the memorial service, due to the singer not wishing to detract attention from Goody and her family. "He has sent a lovely message of condolence to her family, that she was a brave girl and that her message will save a lot of lives, and he will be sending flowers."

June 6, 2009, it is reported that Michael Jackson has given his socially-conscious song, „Heal The World” to a group of young entertainers from Merseyside, Liverpool, to help raise money for the "James Bulger Red Ballon Centres Appeal", established by his mother, Denise Fergus from Kirkby, Merseyside. James Bolger, her 2 year-old son was killed in 1993 by 2 teenagers. With all proceeds being funnelled to James Bulger House (a school for bullied children), hundreds gathered at an homage event with a host of singers and dancers in Liverpool, including James’ parents. The four-hour concert, paying homage to 3 more tragic teenagers – Rhys Jones, Francesca Bimpson and Sarah Payne - ended with an emotional live performance of song „Heal The World”. „The Centre will accomodate roughly 15 children, but they are never going to lose their education at school because of bullies at school. These kids are going to have the best education that we can offer them through our charity Red Ballon Learner Centres”, the fundraiser’s organizer, Steve Linder, said. On the singer and his offer, Fergus later comments: "[Michael] was aware of James, as he sent a personal message to me, with a large basket of flowers. He wrote a couple of lines for James and he named it 'Child Of Innocence'. We played Michael's song at James' funeral. I've listened to 'Heal The World' over and over again and it gave me such a buzz when we found out we could release it to raise money for the James Bulger House. The words in the song are very touching. I feel the world does need healing with children committing crimes. It is very upsetting the way the world is at the moment, bullying is going on everywhere." The song performed by the Merseyside entartainers would be released on October 26, 2009.

Shortly after the singer’s untimely demise, B-movie producer, writer and director Bryan Michael Stoller declares that Michael Jackson was partners with him in the film company Magic Shadows, and that, 3 months before his passing, the singer-entertainer met with him and discussed reviving a book-drama about foster children as an indie movie, having been committed to co-directing, financing and planning to start the work on the project as soon as he completed the London concerts. “He was very excited about making movies and wanted his hands on everything, from working on screenplays to producing, to writing the music”, Stoller says. The project was to be based on a 1985 book, “They Cage The Animals At Night”, about the real-life experiences of author Jennings Michael Burch, who spent most of his childhood in many foster homes as a child. Jackson showed the book to Stoller in 2002 at his Neverland estate and asked if he wanted to produce and co-direct a movie version. “Michael told me often he felt like he grew up as an orphan, like a foster kid, because he never was in one home,” Stoller says. “To him every hotel was like a different foster home. He said he used to sit in the window and see kids playing outside and cry because he couldn't be part of that.”. Stoller adds that the author of the book was excited to work with the singer and that Jackson wasn't interested in making a blockbuster. “He wanted to do movies the Academy would like. Michael was going to put up $8 million and not have to deal with any studios or producers and then take it to the studios afterward,” Stoller recalls. “He was very passionate about being a director. He was determined to make this movie.”

October 19, 2009, it is reported that 2 legal documents, signed by Michael Jackson, handing to USA for Africa the profits from the 1985 hit "We Are the World" that Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote, and which brought in „tens of millions”, will go to auction, benefiting VH1's Save the Music Foundation. „(Michael Jackson) was a bigger philanthropist than most people gave him credit for,” USA for Africa Executive Director, Marcia Thomas, says of the singer-entertainer. „He didn't do it for the credit. He did it because he felt it was the right thing to do.” Nancy Birdsall, president of the Washington-based Center for Global Development, adds that „'We Are the World' marked what at that time was a high point in rich-world concern about poor people in the developing world. That sort of awareness helps to open the way not only for more effective foreign assistance but for other changes in policy, such as trade and migration, that can have a big impact on poor people's lives.” The 2 legal documents, transferring his rights and profits to the group USA for Africa, are estimated to gross in 50,000 dollars at the Alexander Autographs auction at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut. The in-person and online auction includes a huge number of rock-and-roll and Hollywood artifacts and is organized by an auction house noted for its historical and political offerings.

February 1, 2010, over 80 musicians are involved in the (re-)recording of best-selling charitable hymn, We Are The World (written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie in 1985), at the Henson Studios in Los Angeles, California, in order to raise funds for the capital of Haiti, Port-Au-Prince, roughly stricken by an earthquake on January 12, 2010). The project was organized by singer Lionel Richie and producer Quincy Jones, the song containing updated lyrics and music, including a rap segment pertaining to Haiti. Michael Jackson’s original segment of the song was kept, his sister, Janet, joining him in a duet through a montage.

Projects that were supported by Michael:

AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Angel Food
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation, Inc.
Brotherhood Crusade
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Childhelp U.S.A.
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
Dakar Foundation
Dreamstreet Kids
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Love Match
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
Motown Museum
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
Starlight Foundation
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
Wish Granting
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw

And newly found 33 more:

Democratic National Committee
Community School/Safety Havens Initiative
Lupus L.A.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Atlanta Children's Foundation
Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change
Foundation for the Junior Blind
Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
The International Child Art Foundation
Go For Your Dreams
Opportunity Village
Off-Road-Kids e.V
T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia
Cancer and AIDS Research
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
National Solidarity Fund
Family Caring for Families
Operation Christmas Child
Children's Defense Fund Children's Diabetes Foundation
Boys and Girl Clubs
Ghandi Foundation for Children
Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's
Heal L.A.
Prince’s Trust
Youth Sports & Art Foundation
Jane Goodall's Ape Research institute
Children's Wish Foundation
Give For Life
Wishing Well Fund
Camp Good Times

Michael's occasional concerts

1983: Motown 25th Anniversary

The Jacksons' 25th Motown Anniversary performance. At first the brothers didn't want to perform for the record company with which they broke off nearly eight years earlier, but finally they decided to give a short appearance on condition that, apart from Motown songs, Michael will perform "Billie Jean" - song from his latest record, "Thriller". The audience was satisfied with the band's show and was also surprised by Jermaine's appearance on stage (he didn't take part in The Jackson's career) who participated in singing two popular songs from Jackson 5 period: "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "I'll Be There".

Towards the end of the show, Michael performed "Billie Jean" for the very first time, showing also famous moonwalk and standing on feet tip. Not only "Thriller's" circulation rose and the moonwalk became Michael's inseparable symbol but also the singer was commended by his idol, Fred Astaire.

1988: Nagrody Grammy

During Grammy Awards ceremony Michael presented "The way you make me feel" and "Man in the mirror" from the "Bad" single. The second song was performed to the accompaniment of the choir.

1989: You were there

A special performance for David Samis Jr., during which Michael sang a short song "You Were There", maintained in symphony style.

1991: MTV 10th Anniversary

Michael's performance for MTV 10th Anniversary. The King Of Pop performed "Will You Be There" and "Black or White" - songs from "Dangerous" single. During the second song he was accompanied by Slash, who also helped Michael in it's recording. The performance couldn't do without the "panther dance" known from the video

January 1993: Superbowl

Quite specific appereance, in which, during the break of Suprebowl's games, Michael gave the concert. He performed "Jam", "Billie Jean", "Black or White" and "Heal The World".

1993: Soul Train Awards

Probably one of the most weird Michael's appearances, in which the singer performed "Remember The Time" on the throne. It was connected with a small accident which happened to the King of Pop a few days earlier. Michael, dressed the same as in the video, performed the dance routines with his professional dancers, using only head and arms. Interestingly, the "Remember the Time" performance was planned to be part of "Dangerous" World Tour, but finally it was omitted (the same as "Rock With You").

1993: Bill Clinton's Gala

On the gala devoted to the then president of USA, Michael performed "Heal The World" and "Gone Too Soon" in remembrance of Ryan White

1993: Bill Clinton's Gala II

On another gala, Michael accompanied with the USA greatest artists and the then president, sang together "We Are The World"

1993: American Music Awards

During the celebration gala of AMA Michael and his dancers had performed "Dangerous" on stage for the first time. I was a bit different from the routine shown on the HIStory World Tour and later performances.

1995: Wetten Dass

Special performance during which the King Of Pop showed "Dangerous" and a few songs from his latest single - "HIStory".

1995: MTV Performance

Perfectionally polished up,15-minutes appereance for MTV, where Michael presented his songs medley (with special Slash appearance) - "Billie Jean", "Dangerous" and a song from his then latest single, "HIStory" - "You Are Not Alone".

1996: Soul Train Awards

Michael presented "You Are Not Alone" from "HIStory" and "Dangerous" from the earlier record. In contrast to MTV's performance, the artist invited one of the fans on stage.

1996: Brit Awards

Michael on his Brit Awards performance presented "Earth Song"

1996: VH-1 Honors

Michael, towards the end of "We Are The Word", sang by the group of artists, finally joined the band. What is interesting, until the WMA appearance, Michael had never performed this composition live.

16th of July 1996: Brunei Concert

Special concert performed on the occasion of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, 50th birthday took place in Jerudon amusement park and gathered 60.000 fans. Interestingly, all the fans were let in for free. The Brunei concert was the last such a long concert in Michael's career performed live. The tracklist was similar to the "Dangerous Tour" one but there were also two songs from the "HIStory" single: "Earth Song" (with breathtaking ending performed live) and "You Are Not Alone". Below you can see the complete tracklist:

01. Intro (Carmina Burana)
02. Jam
03. Wanna be startin' somethin'
04. Human nature
05. Smooth criminal
06. I just can't stop loving you
07. She's out of my life
08. I want you back
09. The love you save
10. I'll be there
11. Thriller
12. Billie Jean
13. The way you make me feel
14. Beat it
15. You are not alone
16. Dangerous
17. Black or white
18. Man in the mirror
19. Speech / Earth song

1997: Elisabeth, I love you

Michael's performance was dedicated to one of his greatest friends, Elisabeth Taylor, on the occasion of her 65th birthday. The King of Pop presented the song that he wrote especially for her - "Elisabeth, I Love You".

June 1999: MJ & Friends

Two charitable concerts that Michael gave on the 25th of June in South Korea and two others in Munich, Germany, two days later. The performances included songs medley as "Billie Jean", "Earth Song" and "You Are Not Alone

2000.12.19.: Miracle on 34th Street

The only Michael's charitable concert in the year 2000 took place on Madison Square Garden. With stars such as Destiny's Child, Ricky Martin and Whitney Houston in the performance's finale all the entertainers sang together one of the The Jacksons' greatest hits: "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)"

2001.09.08 / 2001.09.10: Madison Square Garden

Two performances on the occasion of King of Pop 30th solo career anniversary during which the famous American stars sang Michael's songs (e.g. Usher, Mya and Whitney Houston in "Wanna Be Starting Something"). There were also Michael's performances: duo with Britney Spears in "The Way You Make Me Feel" or "Beat It" with Slash and even the first since 1985 The Jacksons performance. It's worth to mention that these two concerts in Madison Square Garden were also his first appereances in U.S.A. since 1989.

2001.10.: What more can I give (United We Stand)

A special performance arranged by famous entertainers as Anastacia, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Usher, devoted to the victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre. During the show the stars performed a song "What More Can I Give" written by Michael. The King Of Pop was standing at the front of the choir and as the background the artist tan huge screens, on which flags of the countries were displayed.

2001: N'Sync

A short performance with Justin Timberlake's band during which Michael presented a few dance moves.

2002: American Bandstand 50th Anniversary

Perfectly prepared show during which Michael presented "Dangerous", "Black Or White" and "Heal The World". Unfortunately only the first performance is available on the Internet.

2002: Harlem - Democratic Party

The last, up to now, Michael's performance on which he presented "Black Or White", "Dangerous" and "Heal The World". The King Of Pop was accompanied by the guitarist Dave Navarro.

Michael's awards for charity

May 14, 1984: At ceremony in White House President Reagan introduce Michael's award for a special effort; he has been honored for his part in national's advertisement in campaign against drunk driver.

January 1989: The "Say Yes To A Youngsters Future" program honors Michael in recognition of his efforts to encourage children to natural sciences and award him with the "National Urban Coalition Artist/Humanitarian Of The Year Award".

March 1989: At the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California, Michael receives the Black Radio Special Award for his humanitarian efforts.

September 22, 1989: The Capital Children's Museum awards Michael with the Best Of Washington 1989 Humanitarian Award in recognition of his efforts to raise money for the museum, and for his never-ending support of children.

February 3, 1990: From Japan Michael receives a Role Model Award.

April 5, 1990: During a ceremony, where Michael is awarded as "Entertainer Of The Decade", Michael meets President George Bush, who honors him with the "Point Of Light" award. Michael receives this award for his philanthropic activities. President Bush explains Michael's humanitarian commitments to the press.

September 14, 1990: The Council of the American Scouts honors Michael with the first "Good Scout Humanitarian Award". Michael receives this award for his humanitarian activities by supporting the Make A Wish Foundation, the Prince's Trust, the United Negro College Fund and Childhelp USA.

October 23, 1990: Michael Jackson and Elton John will be the first recipients of the award in memory of Ryan White, which will be handed over in 1991.

May 1, 1992: President George Bush presents Michael with the "Point of Light" award for his continuing support of deprived children. During his stay, Michael visits little Raynal Pope, who had been injured very badly by dogs.

June 3, 1992: The organization "One To One", who is caring for better living conditions of young people, honors Michael with an award for his commitment to deprived youngsters.

July 1993: The American Friends of Hebrew University honors Michael with the Scopus Award 1993.

August 1993: The Jack The Rapper Awards are presented and Michael is honored with the "Our Children, Our Hope Of Tomorrow" award.

November 17, 1993: Michael rejects the Scopus Award. He was nominated for this award, which was planned to be given him on January 29th, 1994.

April 12, 1994: On occasion of the 2nd Children's Choice Award ceremony at Cit Center in New York, Michael is presented with the "Caring For Kids" award. This award is to honor celebrities, who take time for young people. 100,000 children and young people from 8 to 18 years old gave Michael their vote of confidence. The Children's Choice Awards are sponsored by Body Sculpt, a charity organization, that offers drug-prevention programs for young people.

November 2, 1995: Michael receives the award "Diamont of Africa".

March, 30, 1996: The Ark Trust-Foundation, who wants to draw the attention of the public eye on animal's problems, presents the 10th Genesis Award. Michael is presented with the 1995 Doris Day Award. He gets this award for the "Earth Song" video, which draws attention to the plight of the animals.

May 1, 1999: At the Bollywood awards in New York, Michael is presented with an award for his humanitarian activities. The award is signed: "Though he comes from the young American tradition, Michael is the embodiment of an old indian soul. His actions are an expression of the philosophy of Weda, which asked to work for the people - not for one's own interests."

April 1, 2004: At the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Michael was presented with a humanitarian award by the African Ambassadors' Spouses Association in honor of his work fighting AIDS in Africa.

January 15, 2009, Michael Jackson is posthumously honored with the Semperorer Award for his global charity work, at an opera gala in Dresden, Germany.

July, 2009: Michael Jackson is honored with the "2009 Save the World Award", in Austria.

October 28, 2009: at the 34th annual Awards Gala of T.J. Martell Foundation, held at the Hilton New York Hotel, Michael Jackson is posthumously honored the first-ever Legend award, for being the single largest donor in the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 34-year history. The celebratory evening was of fund-raising, to support research for cures and treatments for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.

January 23, 2010, on occasion of UNCF’s “An Evening Of Stars Tribute To Lionel Richie”, Michael Jackson is honored in a special segment with an emotional performance of “We Are The World”, the biggest selling single of all time, penned by Jackson and singer Lionel Richie 25 years ago. The late entertainer was recognized by UNCF for his long-time generosity and foresight. Over two decades ago, he endowed the fund with a scholarship in his name that continues providing aid to students. “You see, during the 2 years after “We Are The World” was released, Michael Jackson donated 2.1 million dollars to UNCF, to endow a renewable scholarship fund”, actor Terrence Howard told the audience.

March 7, 2010, brother of Michael Jackson, Randy, accepts the "Angel Award" presented to him on behalf of the entertainer at the 11th Annual Children Uniting Nations Oscar Celebration, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Sister Rebbie Jackson also participated at the event.

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