From his freaky "Thriller" video to his white socks, sequined glove and tight dance moves, Michael Jackson moonwalked his way into the hearts of Americans everywhere after his debut with the Jackson 5 back in the 1960s. With original hits like "ABC" and "I'll Be There," his sweet, soulful voice and bell-bottom outfits made all the girls swoon. His career managed to stand the test of time, and even though it's been more than a year since the King of Pop has passed on, his memory continues to thrive through his fans and his artistic talent. So much so that music lovers everywhere can kick off the new year with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's The Music of Michael Jackson celebration. Join the symphony, Las Vegas showman James Delisco and Berklee-trained conductor Brent Havens as they take you back in time to commemorate Jackson songs including "Thriller," "Beat It," "Rock With You" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." The concert takes place 8 p.m. Friday at Bass Performance Hall, Fourth and Calhoun streets. Tickets are $30 to $65. For more information, call 817-665-6000 or visit fwsymphony.org.
Fri., Jan. 7, 8 p.m., 2011