Archive for November, 2009

29
Nov
09

Muhammad Ali Visits THE LION KING.

Former three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali and his family attended the Friday, January 9th performance of Disney’s THE LION KING at ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ. (Mr. Ali is a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona).

THE LION KING National Tour performs in Tempe through Sunday, February 8, 2009.

Boxer, born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. As an amateur boxer (1954-60), winning 100 of 108 matches, he became the 1960 Olympic light-heavyweight champion. Financed by a group of Louisville businessmen, he turned professional, and by 1963 had won his first 19 fights. He won the world heavyweight title in 1964, defeating the purportedly invincible Sonny Liston when he retired at the end of the sixth round.

At that time he joined the Black Muslims and adopted the name Muhammad Ali. After defending the championship nine times within two years, in 1967 he refused to be drafted into the army on religious grounds, and was stripped of his title and barred from the ring. Ali’s action earned him both respect and anger from different quarters, but he did not box for three-and-a-half years; he took his case to the Supreme Court and had his boxing licence restored in 1970. In 1971 he was beaten by Joe Frazier, but beat him in 1974 in Zaire, and went on to meet George Foreman later that year, knocking him out in eight rounds to regain his title. He was beaten by Leon Spinks in a split decision (Feb 1978), but regained the title the same year – the first man to win the world heavyweight title three times. Since his retirement he has become one of the most beloved figures the world over.

Disney’s The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. The Lion King has been seen by over 45 million people in 11 different countries, including cities such as Sydney, Osaka, Shanghai, Taipei, Johannesburg, Seoul, Mexico City and Honolulu. In addition to Broadway and a domestic national tour, The Lion King can currently be seen in London, Hamburg, Paris, Tokyo and Fukuoka. On May 2, 2009, a sit-down production of The Lion King will open at Mandalay Bay Theatre – the first ever full-length Disney Theatrical Production to be launched in Las Vegas.

Disney’s The Lion King is currently playing at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. The show officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre, its original home, on Thursday, November 13, 1997. Now in its 11th year, the global phenomenon is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the 1998 Tony Award® and NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards (UK) for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design and three Moliere Awards (France) including musical, lighting design and costume design.

For information on The Lion King please visit, www.disney.go.com.

Muhammad Ali Bio Courtesy of Biography.com

Photo Credit: Tim Trumble/ASU Gammage.


Phindile Mkhize (Rafiki), Muhammad Ali, Dionne Randolph (Mufasa), and Timothy Carter (Scar)


Chaz Marcus Fleming (Young Simba), Muhammad Ali and Marquis Kofi Rodriguez (Young Simba)


Muhammad Ali, Ah-Niyah Neal (Young Nala) and Sade LouAnn Murray (Young Nala)


Muhammad Ali and the cast of Disney’s The Lion King National Tour.

 
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29
Nov
09

“Michael Jackson” ghost haunts Muhammad Ali and Big George Forman!

Michael Jackson face appears in Muhammed Ali video: hoax or pareidolia?
Forgetomori posted this video of the George Foreman and Muhammad Ali fight from 1974. YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpQdVKOfZ58
 
 
He notes that during one second of the video (between 5:45 and 5:46) something that looks like the head of Michael Jackson, circa 2000, appears.
 
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“Michael Jackson” ghost haunts Muhammad Ali?

Ghost? Michael Jackson?
Hi, I’m a boxing enthusiast. I was browsing youtube and found a video of the famous fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, “Rumble in the jungle“. Well, at a point in the video (5:45~46 to be exact) a bizarre figure appeared in the background. I was curious, it’s certainly some problem that appeared due to the dozens of edits the image must have passed through. the eyes are even shining. or is it indeed some sort of hoax? Does anyone have an explanation?”

Asked Luis Fernando. The face is indeed bizarre, and I found it interesting enough to post here. And I honestly and unfortunately don’t have a clear explanation for the image. It could be a hoax, a bizarre face added digitally and recently to the scene, as what we assume would be the black hair around the face is actually transparent.

On the other hand, the are some things that interact with the image – passing both in front and behind the “face” – which suggest that it was not such a bad editing job. And also suggest that perhaps it’s not a hoax, but pareidolia. Even if I have no idea of what could have looked like a face with glowing eyes. Certainly the height of that face is not right, it’s at the height of everyone else’s waists. Perhaps a bag? I don’t know.

I compiled an animated GIF with the relevant section after the jump, but have no further comments. Do you have an idea of what could this be? Or is this uninteresting? Do share your thoughts.

Greatest_Fights___George_Foreman_Vs_Muhammad_Ali__

It could be a hoax, a bizarre face added digitally and recently to the scene, as what we assume would be the black hair around the face is actually transparent. On the other hand, there are some things that interact with the image – passing both in front and behind the “face” – which suggest that it was not such a bad editing job. And also suggest that perhaps it’s not a hoax, but pareidolia. Even if I have no idea of what could have looked like a face with glowing eyes. Certainly the height of that face is not right, it’s at the height of everyone else’s waists. Perhaps a bag? I don’t know.

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29
Nov
09

The Greatest of All Time Muhammad Ali – Luxury Robe

 

 

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The velour robe is available in white and comes printed with Ali’s famous words, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” stitched on the front pocket. Apparently, hip-hop heavyweights Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne have already copped their robes, so you don’t want to be left out.

Ladies, knock your boyfriends out by buying this robe as a Christmas gift.

 

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06
Nov
09

The Rumble in the Jungle! October 30th! 35th Anniversary.

October 30, 1974
 
Thirty-five years ago today, Muhammad Ali laced his gloves and went toe to toe with George Foreman in the jungle heat of Zaire, Africa.
 
Ali was a heavy underdog to Foreman who was younger, a feared knockout artist, and reigning world champ.
 
That night – through his tremendous heart, rope-a-dope strategy, and uncanny skills –Ali cemented his place as the Greatest of All Time.
 
 
 
Rumblevision
 
To commemorate the epic battle, Muhammad Ali Enterprises and No Mas present 3 short films, created especially for the fight. View them now!
 
“Zaire” by David Rathman translates fight highlights into a watercolor time capsule.
 
“Round Zero” by Jerome Lagarrigue uses Ali’s poetry to explore Ali’s spiritual journey in the moments before the bout began.
 
“The Greatest of All Time vs. The Godfather of Soul” by James Bladgen is a humorous piece, imagining Ali vs. James Brown, who played  a concert just prior to the bout.
(James Brown’s featured song can be purchased on iTunes, click here to find out more.)
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