October 28 agenda: Michael Jackson exhibition and movie release

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This Wednesday's agenda: a retrospective on the work of the cabinetmaker of French King Louis XIV in Germany and the eagerly awaited Michael Jackson concert movie gets a worldwide release, accompanied by an exhibition opening in London.

Release of Michael Jackson's last film in theaters
October 28


The worldwide release on October 28 of the film This Is It (which will play for two weeks through November 11) showcasing Michael Jackson onstage and behind the scenes, rehearsing, creating, developing and staging his comeback tour at both The Forum and The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Movie released in some markets October 29-30.)

Opening of Michael Jackson: The official Exhibition Showcase
October 28

This exhibit at the Bubble in the O2 Arena, where Jackson was scheduled to play a series of concerts, opens on the same day as the release of the concert film This Is It. The display items include memorabilia, costumes and personal possessions classified into nine different sections.

André-Charles Boulle retrospective in Frankfurt
October 28-January 31

More than 150 works of André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732), Louis the XIVth's acclaimed cabinetmaker, are to be displayed in Frankfurt in the first major retrospective dedicated to the French master craftsman. Boulle was so influential that he gave his name to a technique called boulle, or buhl work, that swept Europe and was heavily imitated during the 18th and 19th centuries.