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Posthumous Dance Tributes

“Dancing With the Stars” Michael Jackson Homage

— October 20, 2009 — Art & Design
It seems that with all of the recent celebrity deaths, televised celebrity dance competition “Dancing With The Stars” is trying to cash by attracting viewers.

After a televised tribute to “Dirty Dancing” star Patrick Swayze, the “Dancing With The Stars” franchise has finally gotten around to creating a dance tribute to Michael Jackson.

The “Dancing With The Stars” Michael Jackson tribute is set to air this evening.

Implications - Products that prey on public nostalgia and capitalize on famed pop cultural phenomenons are almost guaranteed to be mass consumed. Industries such as music, television, art and memorabilia are all set up to benefit from these phenomenons, as consumers are eager to recapture the "golden days."
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