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Micropolis Live: Michael Jackson Now

Originally Aired: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

In this Feb. 24, 1988 file photo, Michael Jackson performs during his 13-city U.S. tour in Kansas City, Mo.


(Above photo credit: AP Photo)

The revelations in the new HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” might permanently alter your experience of the music and art of Michael Jackson.

Join Micropolis host Arun Venugopal for a conversation about Jackson and his legacy and share your own thoughts on the questions so many of us are reckoning with today:

Can we separate the art from the artist? Should we? Who is this we that’s even deciding what’s acceptable? And who are the artists you’ve cut off based on their transgressions, and who do you continue to enjoy in spite of them?

Guests include Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, author Margo Jefferson, WFUV’s Alisa Ali and The Atlantic‘s Spencer Kornhaber.


Micropolis is part of The Greene Space’s ongoing NEXT New York Conversation series. Leadership support is provided by:


Hosted by WNYC’s Arun Venugopal, Micropolis examines race, gender, ethnicity and urban life in America, in serious and not-so-serious ways. This season, Arun is back with one-of-a-kind conversations, live performances, and his true-to-form dedication to thoughtful perspectives and levity (because, this is quite a moment).

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