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Critic ARMOND WHITE Honors MICHAEL JACKSON’s Music Video Art At Lincoln Center On SUNDAY, November 22, 2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2009 by thewowjonesreport

Friday, November 20, 2009

Here are two links to a radio interview (on Armond White did on Friday, November 20, 2009 on the subject of Michael Jackson AND his upcoming music video presentation, entitled “KEEP MOVING: Michael Jackson’s Music VIdeo Art“.

Critic Armond White was interviewed by Radio Host Gary Byrd and Columnist Vinette K. Pryce on Friday, November 20, 2009.  In the wide-ranging, approximately 20 minute long  interview, Armond White talked about:

his Michael Jackson music video presentation entitled KEEP MOVING: Michael Jackson’s Music Video Art,

his book, KEEP MOVING: The Michael Jackson Chronicles

the Michael Jackson movie THIS IS IT,

Movie Criticism in general, 

and the movie Precious

If you are in the New York City area and are interested, hope to see you at the Armond White music video presentation. It takes place on SUNDAY, November 22, 2009 at The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Armond White will also be signing copies of his new book, “KEEP MOVING: The Michael Jackson Chronicles“.

For information on tickets, check out this link:


Controversial Critic Armond White Releases NEW ‘Keep Moving’ Book On MICHAEL JACKSON

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 25, 2009 by thewowjonesreport


NYPress Film Critic ARMOND WHITE has released a new book.  It’s entitled “Keep Moving: The Michael Jackson Chronicles“.    Here’s what the Resistance Works WDC blog (publishing entity publishing the book) has to say about the book.

“In this collection, controversial critic Armond White chronicles the career of Michael Jackson. Written throughout his quarter-century as a critic, these essays focus on the work Michael Jackson produced AFTER the record-breaking commercial success of the Thriller album. He examines the impact of Michael Jackson as a cultural phenomenon, aesthetic/music force and dance icon/show-biz influence. Armond White uncovers the deep meaning in Michael Jackson’s art—especially the songs and music videos from the Bad, Dangerous, HIStory, and Blood On The Dance Floor albums.”

The book’s size is 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.   It’s 117 pages long.

You know what to do if you’d like more information on the new book by Armond White.

–The Wow Jones Report

Michael Jackson Honored By Lincoln Center on August 30th, 2009

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From: Wow Jones


Lincoln Center Honors Michael Jackson on August 30th, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 — by Wow Jones

Groundbreaking Pop Star Michael Jackson is the subject of a one-of-a-kind presentation this week at New York City’s Lincoln Center.

Controversial NY Press Film Critic (and current New York Film Critics Circle Chairman) Armond White is dedicating an entire evening to the work of Michael Jackson in the music video genre. His “KEEP MOVING: Michael Jackson’s Video Art” will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 6 pm at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater.

In this 90 Minute Presentation, esteemed critic and author Armond White will take an in-depth look at Michael Jackson’s innovations in the music video genre.

White notes, “When Hollywood didn’t come calling, Michael Jackson responded with a series of short musical films that displayed his affection for the pop tradition. From the popular Thriller to the GREAT Black or White and other landmarks, Michael Jackson—the ultimate performer-as-auteur—changed the way the world responds to cinema.”

In the past Armond White has offered interpretations of a number of music videos by acclaimed filmmakers (Mark Romanek, Marcus Nispel, Hype Williams, Ben Stokes, Spike Jonze, Joseph Kahn, etc), musicians and singers. This is the second time he has focused an entire presentation to one pop artist/music video subject. Armond White had music video presentation devoted to Michael Jackson in January of 2008.

Armond White will also be signing copies of his new book, “KEEP MOVING: The Michael Jackson Chronicles”.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event please visit:

KEEP MOVING: Michael Jackson’s Video Art is on Sunday, August 30, at 6:00 pm at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater.

This Event is Sponsored by the Film Society Of Lincoln Center.

New Book FIRST OF THE YEAR: 2008 Publishes Hard-To-Find Essays By Controversial Critic ARMOND WHITE and Other Writers

Posted in What's Up? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2008 by thewowjonesreport

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 — by Wow Jones

2008 Front Cover

First Of The Year: 2008 Front Cover

Was hopping around Strand Books in New York City yesterday looking through it’s “8 Miles of Books…” and came across the book, “First of The Year: 2008” in a bin.  The book is a collection of essays from the

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“The Gospel According To Bruce Springsteen” Book

Posted in Musings, What's Up? with tags , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2008 by thewowjonesreport

Saturday, June 28, 2008  by Wow Jones

There’s an article in Sunday’s NY Daily News (Sunday, June 22, 2008 – “The Gospel According To Bruce” by Ari Goldman) on book “The Gospel According To Bruce Springsteen” where the author the Rev. Jeff Symynkywicz argues that Bruce’s popularity comes from the


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Soul II Soul — “A Dream’s A Dream” (Music Video)

Posted in Viral Video with tags , , , on June 4, 2008 by thewowjonesreport

Wednesday,  June 04, 2008  — by Wow Jones

Last night I read an old Armond White review on the Soul II Soul music video, “A Dream’s A Dream”.    I do not know who directed this wonderful music video.  Below you can check it out.

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“Rodney K” — Willie D

Posted in Flashback, Musings, Throwback, Viral Video with tags , , , , on May 14, 2008 by thewowjonesreport

Wednesday, May 14, 2008  — By Wow Jones

Haven’t heard the hilarious rap song ‘Rodney K’ by Rapper Willie D (of Legendary Geto Boys) in many, many moons.  In fact, I haven’t heard the song since January of 1996.  It was at a book party for the Armond White Book, “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”.

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