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2010-11-03 15:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackie Jackson, former member of the legendary Jackson 5 and oldest brother to music icon Michael Jackson, released his new single, "We Know What's Going On," through his label, Siggy Music. Starting today, U.S. fans can purchase the single through iTunes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101103/LA94636) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101103/LA94636) The single is Jackson's first solo release since the 1989 release of...

2010-06-25 12:13:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil and Leonard Rowe today announced the availability of Rowe's book, "What Really Happened to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Evil Side of the Entertainment Industry." Rowe, a legendary concert promoter and longtime friend of Michael Jackson and the Jackson family, selected FastPencil to publish the eBook version available for iPad, Kindle and all major eReaders. "This is a story that must be told. It is a first hand account of the...

2009-12-17 08:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- After being out of print individually in any format for many years, six of the phenomenal Jackson 5's original albums will be reissued on CD and vinyl, while all four of Michael's solo '70s Motown albums are being reissued on vinyl by Motown/UMe on January 5, 2010. With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the debut of the Jackson 5, the recent release of I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters, an acclaimed 12-track album of previously unheard Jackson...

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2009-08-26 10:08:18

The U.S. cable channel A&E says it is planning a reality TV series starring the late singer Michael Jackson's brothers. The New York Times said A&E has confirmed it ordered the show, but added it is still working out the details with the program's production company, Point 7 Entertainment. It is unclear what the format of the series will be or when it might air. The Times said the series grew out of a one-hour special about the brothers that A&E had planned before Michael...

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2009-08-07 13:46:09

Gary, Ind., Mayor Rudy Clay says he hopes Michael Jackson's boyhood home will become not only a tribute to the singer's life, but also help revive the city. Clay said he plans to seek historical status for the area around the vacant, two-bedroom home at 2300 Jackson Street, named for the president, not The Jackson 5 group, USA Today reported We want to make Michael Jackson's home shine for the entire world. This would be a boost for the city, Clay said, adding that developers are talking...

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2009-07-20 11:18:40

Four of Michael Jackson's brothers are in talks with AEG Live to perform together at London's O2 arena, sources told The Los Angeles Times. The O2 is the venue where Michael's comeback concerts were to have taken place, starting last week. The iconic pop star had been rehearsing for a planned 50-date solo residency there when he died June 25. The cause of his death is under investigation. Tito, Marlon, Jermaine and Jackie Jackson, the surviving members of Michael's early group, the Jackson 5,...

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2009-07-09 15:01:03

U.S. singer Janet Jackson attempted an intervention because she was worried about her pop star brother Michael's apparent drug abuse. Michael died last month of cardiac arrest after a suspected prescription drug overdose. He was 50. Two sources close to the Jacksons told CNN Michael instructed security guards to keep his family out of his home after Janet rallied their relatives following a visit with her brother in 2007. The insiders said Michael also refused to take calls from his mother,...

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2009-06-29 07:17:43

Michael Jackson's contributions to U.S. black entertainment and culture are deep and lasting, attendees at the BET Awards in Los Angeles said. The awards show, held Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium, served mainly as a tribute to the singer and dancer, who died at 50 last week, as father Joe Jackson and sister Janet Jackson led a parade of entertainers who each remembered Michael Jackson's career and told what he meant to them, People.com reported. Show host Jamie Foxx entered wearing a...


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