Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Arts & Exhibits

Will the Real Michael Jackson Please Stand Up

See also


More Photos

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8...tum, tum, tum tum. Say that loud several times in rhythm, followed by the organ sounds of doop, doop! What do you get? The beginnings of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.

I’m in South Baltimore, and I’m hearing the same sound; it is a Michael Jackson event. Minutes later I am talking to Michael Jackson, but he is not dancing, he is a civil servant with the State government.

More of the curious, are coming through the door, as several familiar selections of Michael’s followed one after another. And then, in he came, dressed in Black, hat, sequined gloves, and spats. Shortly thereafter he was announced. His hands flayed, his body torqued, his feet scribbled messages on the shiny hardwood floor, he was Baltimore’s Michael Jackson!

The re-enactment was applauded by all present. Larry Lancaster 3rd (his father is Baltimore’s famous comedian Larry Lancaster), was accompanied by his mother Andrea Better (see video).

This all took place at the Mark Cottman Gallery. Mark, one of Baltimore's premier African American artists, is looking at the "real" Michael, past, present and future. We have until March 2nd to decide which epoch of Michael you may want standing up! In your home.


Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Sports Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Loch Ness Monster
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518078332" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Instructions Not Included is Feature of NaFF Hispanic Showcase
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517897843" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Mark your calendar for Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517898088" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!