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A Thriller Night

With the arrival of Cirque’s celebrated Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour this Friday and Saturday night at American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave.), we’re invited to experience the lighter side of resurrection. In the five years since his passing, we’ve seen the King of Pop exhumed repeatedly — a posthumous album release, a hurky-jerky hologram at the Billboard Music Awards and here, in an explosion of choreography set to his songbook. Unlike the other less-tasteful hawkings, Cirque’s conjuring feels naturally unified with Jackson’s spirit. It’s unapologetically extravagant. Celebratory. And destined to inspire stadium-wide chair dancing. Best of all, it’s easy to imagine Michael clapping gleefully while watching the show from some pop planetary balcony. Tickets start at $66.47; showtime is 8 p.m. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Fri., July 25, 8 p.m., 2014

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