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2009-12-07 11:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In a unique charitable effort called the "12 Stops of Christmas," music fans who give a suggested donation of $5 to City of Hope, a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, will be eligible to receive a free album. Fans can meet the $5 Buck Music Truck at any of the "12 Stops of Christmas" in the Los Angeles area from December 12-17, text the word SONG to 90999 to donate $5 to City of Hope, which...

2009-11-23 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine being a kid from the inner city and suddenly finding yourself walking down the red carpet with the stars of the movie you're about to see. On Tuesday, the last day before Thanksgiving break, a group of 60 students from three Crenshaw District public schools will walk down the red carpet with celebrity guests and become a dot in the largest Michael Jackson tribute in the world, which is supported by Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Mickey Rooney,...

2009-11-20 16:32:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine being a kid from the inner city and suddenly finding yourself walking down the red carpet with the stars of the movie you're about to see. On Tuesday, the last day before Thanksgiving break, a group of 60 students from three Crenshaw District public schools will walk down the red carpet with celebrity guests and become a dot in the largest Michael Jackson tribute in the world, which is supported by Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Mickey Rooney,...

2009-11-10 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pamela Jackson is all too familiar with the concept of adversity. Growing up in the 1980s in Cabrini-Green, a notorious Chicago public housing development, Jackson lost her father to gang violence at an early age, and experienced a life of gang activity, teenage pregnancy, homelessness and neglect. Living with constant struggles, Jackson's father instilled one piece of advice in his young daughter. "Before he died, my father would tell me that...

2009-10-19 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The most popular bands from yesterday and today will be coming to living rooms this Fall as Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Band Hero(TM) delivers the most exciting and accessible music collection ever assembled for the entire family. The game's set list is packed with No. 1 hits, including Jackson 5's "ABC," Don McLean's "American Pie," KT Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," The Turtles' "Happy Together"...

2009-10-13 09:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Jackson has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and is one of the best-selling artists in contemporary music. For the first time ever, 33 of Janet's global #1 hits, plus the newly recorded single, "Make Me," will be available on one album--NUMBER ONES. Made possible by a partnership between Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and EMI Music, the two-disc set, to be released November 17, 2009, in the USA (November 23, worldwide titled...

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2009-09-18 11:11:57

The U.S. cable television network MTV says it plans to air a special called The Making of Janet Jackson's Video Music Award Tribute Performance. The program about what went into Jackson's recent televised tribute to her late brother, Michael, is to air Saturday. To honor her brother and his illustrious career, Janet, along with her creative director, Gil Duldulao, handpicked a team of the world's most renowned choreographers, all of whom took time away from their various projects and made...

2009-09-17 18:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV gives fans an all access look into everything that went into Janet Jackson's 2009 Video Music Awards tribute to her brother Michael as the network premieres "The Making Of Janet Jackson's Video Music Award Tribute Performance" on Saturday, September 19 at 12:30PM ET/PT. To honor her brother and his illustrious career, Janet, along with her creative director, Gil Duldulao, handpicked a team of the world's most renowned choreographers, all of whom...

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2009-09-09 11:27:52

U.S. recording artist Janet Jackson says she hasn't been able to watch television in the weeks since her brother Michael's sudden death at the age of 50. It will drive you crazy, Usmagazine.com quoted Jackson as telling Harper's Bazaar for its October issue. People can have rhinoceros skin but there's a point when something's going to hurt you. Not everyone is stone, stone. I haven't watched the news in weeks. I had to ask my chef, 'How's Obama doing?' I haven't read a newspaper. On top of...

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2009-09-08 09:15:00

Singer Janet Jackson is working on a tribute to her late brother Michael to be performed at the MTV Video Awards show in New York this weekend, TMZ said. Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest following propofol intoxication June 25 at the age of 50. His death has been ruled a homicide. His sister reportedly has been rehearsing a moving tribute to him, which will feature 20 backup dancers. Kryiss Grant, one of the dancers involved in the production and an usher at Jackson's entombment last...


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