new york: man in the mirror

child prodigy, king of pop and geek, all embodied by one person. we're talking superstar michael jackson, ofcourse! check out veteran paparazzo ron galella's double book launch on wed - jan 27 [7pm-9pm] of man in the mirror - michael jackson, featuring shots ranging from the artist's early days in the jackson 5 up to the weeks before his death. the second book, dubbed viva l'italia, focuses on his own italian roots, delving into his vast archive of images of italian and italian-american actors, artists, and fashion designers. mind you, a photo exhibition of ron galella's related work is currently staged at powerhouse arena [on until feb 14]. rsvp [here] for access. location: powerhouse arena, 37 main street [d.u.m.b.o.].