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Michael Jackson lives again in Who’s Bad tribute, March 13

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Who’s Bad, the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute, will come to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Larry Baglio | Special to the Daily |

If you go …

What: Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.

Cost: Tickets start at $38.

More information: Tickets are available now at the VPAC box office, by calling 970-845-8497 and at http://www.vilarpac.org.

BEAVER CREEK — Who’s Bad, the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute, will come to the Vilar Performing Arts Center today at 7:30 p.m. The band has performed on nearly every continent, featuring sold-out shows at every major House of Blues, Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre and Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre, as well as international pavilions such as Ningbo Grand Theatre in China, Romania’s Sala Palatalui and Teatro do Bourbon Country in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Tribute to a great performer

As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom, including London’s O2 in December 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show This Is It concert series.

Who’s Bad boasts more than 100 years of cumulative professional experience and a team of dancers with resumes that include Broadway productions such as “Phantom of the Opera.” Vamsi Tadepalli, Who’s Bad founder, composer and saxophonist, assembled a cast of premiere musicians and, from Who’s Bad’s inception, believed in the band’s boundless possibilities.

The vocals and choreography of frontmen Joseph Bell and Taalib York, combined with the six-piece band’s synchronized dance routines, blaring horns and down-deep rhythms, result in a performance delivered with soul and precision superseded by no one but the King of Pop himself.

They’ve shared stages with Aretha Franklin, The Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Boys II Men and hip-hop superstar Pitbull. Captivated fans include Live Nation’s Anthony Nicolaidis, who calls Who’s Bad, “the real deal,” and Jackson’s longtime friend and manager Frank DiLeo, who proclaimed after Who’s Bad show in Nashville, Tennessee, “The show was great. … Michael would have been proud.”

Learn more about Who’s Bad at http://www.whosbadmusic.com.


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