LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, November 24, Jermaine Jackson will announce his support of the largest and most respected Michael Jackson tribute in the world, which is already supported by Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, George Lopez, Adam Lambert, Mickey Rooney, Vivica A. Fox, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and many others.
The last day before Thanksgiving break, 60 students from three inner city public schools will walk down the red carpet with Jermaine Jackson and other celebrity guests and become a dot in the largest Michael Jackson tribute in the world. Jermaine Jackson will be making a special announcement and his presence at the event will be a surprise for the children. Jermaine says, "It's all for love."
The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait is a charitable project that has brought together nearly a quarter of a million fans in more than 165 countries. This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by LA based celebrity artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism - made from hand drawn dots. Fans everywhere are being invited to receive a free dot in their name by going to: www.MichaelJacksonTributePortrait.com. One Dot = One Fan.
"We see Michael's Tribute Portrait as an opportunity to carry on Michael's work. This is our mission," said Executive Producer Jerry Biederman. The students will perform a rendition of a Michael Jackson hit in front of celebrity guests and be treated to an exclusive screening of "THIS IS IT."
The red carpet event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the AMC Magic Johnson Theatres at 4020 Marlton Avenue in Los Angeles. This event is organized in association with May May Ali (daughter of Muhammad Ali) and Torre Reese of FAMLI, INC. (a nonprofit after school enrichment/mentoring program). The "dot ceremony" begins at 10 a.m.; Jermaine Jackson will be available for interviews at 11 a.m.
The Tribute Portrait is a continual work of art that requires fan participation for its completion. A dot is not drawn until someone signs up for it. The portrait will take one million dots to complete - one million fans side by side. Once completed, it will go on a world tour to promote the humanitarian causes that Jackson cared about.
SOURCE The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait