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Pop / Rock 03/07/2010

Joe Jackson's 'Honoring My Son' Tribute In Cleveland

Cleveland, OH. (Top40 Charts/ Insert Catchy Headlines) - 'A visit to the Cleveland area by the patriarch of the internationally known Jackson entertainment family, Joseph 'Joe Jackson, was themed 'Honoring My Son, A Tribute to Michael Jackson' and consisted of a number of appearances June 25-29 in Cleveland,' says Vivian L. Sharp, of Sharp Paragon Entertainment, a talent and PR agency based in Cleveland. 'Joe's tour was presented by T.O.U.C.H. (Talent Outreach for Underprivileged Career Hunters) Jackson appeared at Cleveland State University on Friday, June 25 and engaged in limited and selected public discussion. The event was held in the Main Classroom Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jackson also visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum during an event the Museum planned to remember the life of Mr. Jackson's son, Michael Joseph Jackson. Jackson made other appearances throughout Cleveland that provided local and selected talents opportunity to perform.'

'On June 25, at Cleveland State University, Joe Jackson appeared before an audience of thousands. Before he appeared, Emcee Silver B had the audience join in and sing several songs by Michael Jackson,' says Sharp. 'Sirnoc, CEO of Good Guy Records, and 'Hip Hop's Super Hero,' performed an energetic 'Everybody Else Featuring T-Pain,' a song from his latest mix tape. For the last 10 years, Sirnoc has worked with Walter Johnson, the assistant of legendary H. B. Barnum. He was assisted by 'Dee Jay Cherokee' from New York, who was the DJ for the tribute. Others took their turns at the microphone.'

'Dr. Michael Williams, Cleveland State University Director of Black Studies was also in attendance. Pat Washington, Administrative Secretary, was welcomed as the First Lady of Black Studies,' said Sharp. 'Silver B, a consummate Master of Ceremony, and board member of T. O. U. C. H., kept the audience occupied until Jackson arrived, accompanied by Jerome Christian Garner, Executive Director of T.O.U.C.H. In they came including Kermit Henderson, and Steven E. Boyd, singer, from 'Hue People' and board member of T.O.U.C.H. responsible for public relations.'
'Jackson was seated onstage and his assistant from Japan spoke about the various projects Jackson is engaged in Japan,' said Sharp. 'Dressed in a hat, glasses, and suit, Jackson sat contently watching the Tribute to Michael Jackson. Jackson also presented 'Niccolio' live onstage. There were also onstage performers showcasing their talent, including a performance by 'Humble G,' a renowned violinist who has performed for President Obama. Two hip hop rappers also performed.'

'As the presentation came to an end, Jackson exited the stage with his bodyguards. As the crowd followed him, Jackson paused briefly while still inside the auditorium to allow pictures to be posed with audience member,' says Sharp. 'Outside, the Main Classroom Auditorium, he stopped again to pose for photos. All the way to the elevator people and media followed him until his final wave and he was exited Main Classroom.

About Vivian L. Sharp: Vivian L. Sharp,, helps clients with New Business Development, is a Ghost Writer, and provides editorial services for authors, advertising campaigns and ad design. Vivian L. Sharp is an African-American Liaison, helps clients with Broadcasting (Radio and Television), and provides Artist management: Music, visual artist, photographer, fashion designers, and others. Vivian is also a Public Speaking Coach; Life Coach: Purpose Oriented Development; Church & Ministry Consultant; Event Planner & Organizer, Public Relations gent; Chief Operations Officer Consultant, and Personal Confidante to entertainers and her clients. Vivian graduated from Cleveland State University December 2008, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism and Public Relations).

About T.O.U.C.H. Inc.: T.O.U.C.H.,, is an organization that has been one of Cleveland's best kept secrets, having exposed hundreds of Cleveland area youth to positive role models and positive career orientation experiences for years.

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