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Michael Jackson

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014

    Foreverland

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Ask Willie D: Did Michael Jackson Cause His Own Death?

    [Editor's note: Rap pioneer and Geto Boys member Willie D answers reader questions for our sister paper, Houston Press. Something on your mind? Ask Willie D!] COMING OUT Dear Willie D: I'm a big fan and a 22-year old college student in New Orleans who just started coming out to women about my fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Michael Jackson Fan Art You Really Must Own

    It's hard to believe Michael Jackson tragically left this earth four years ago. This year, why not honor Jackson by splurging on handmade art instead of getting emotional while watching This Is It with your cat? Here are our favorite etsy items: Hide your MJ in this impressive Five-Piece Nesting Do ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2012
  • Film

    October 25, 2012

    Michael Jackson's (and Spike Lee's) 'BAD25' Proves Your Butt Is Still His

    The two-hour celebration/behind-the-scenes history of the Gloved One's 'Bad' is a bliss-out

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Five Mash-Up Ideas Girl Talk Should Never Attempt (And Hear What They Would Sound Like!)

    If there's one mash-up artist we at the Weekly adore, it's Girl Talk. Who else could have given us an appreciation for elements of songs we wouldn't have noticed without their being re-contextualized, while simultaneously tapping into our nostalgia and rocking a party all night long? While we would ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    The Jackson Are Touring This Summer. Are You Kidding Me?

    When is a reunion not really a reunion? When the principal member of a band doesn't participate (or, in this case, is dead), then it can't really be called a reunion without insulting your fans, right? Common sense would normally dictate yes, but in the case of the Jacksons, that apparently doesn't ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011

    Neil Hamburger

    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    DJ Quik On Eazy-E: "I'm Living the Way I Am Because I Knew Eric Wright"

    Kevin Scanlon​DJ Quik (aka David Blake) started making great music in the early '90s, and has been pumping out hits ever since. But Quik's been controversial over the years and has gone through his share of highs and lows. Now, though, he seems more confident in his skill than ever, which only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Conrad Murray Sued by Newport Beach Attorney Repping Imaging Company

    ​As if looking at four years in state prison for his role in the King of Pop's death is not bad enough, Dr. Conrad Murray is also facing a lawsuit brought by a Newport Beach attorney on behalf of a Poway nuclear medicine imaging systems company.The complaint against Murray, MSNBC and other media c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Three Reasons the Michael Jackson Trial App Feels So Wrong

    ​So yes, there is such as thing as a Michael Jackson Doctor Trial App, a mini "media center for the iPhone and iPad and Android devices." Released by Fox Television Stations, the app includes live video of the trial proceedings, recorded local news segments, photo galleries and biographies of thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Michael Jackson's Art Revealed in Santa Monica Airport Hangar

    ​Our sister paper LA Weekly was first to visit what was Michael Jackson's top-secret Santa Monica art studio. What used to be an airport hangar houses Jackson's art collection, which is now owned by Australian monument builder and Jackson's art mentor Brett Livingstone-Strong (in conjunction with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    MTV's 10 Coolest Videos From Michael Jackson to Metallica

    ​Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves.  Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Flights Over Neverland Being Booked Now

    ​We all know Santa Barbara is a beautiful city known for its immaculate beaches and spectacular rolling hills (not to mention a killer party scene), but our northern neighbors just got a little more awesomer thanks to a company called Channel Island Helicopters.Now, for the low, low price of $175 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Five Songs for Earth Day

    ​ Today marks the forty-first anniversary of Earth Day. As the brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, the observation first held in the United States on April 22nd, 1970 was conceived as a 'teach-in' meant to inspire awareness and action on issues critical to the health of the enviro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Michael Jackson's Ghost Spooks Propofol Maker Teva

    ​The worldwide scorn directed at those closest to Michael Jackson in his final days may have extended to the drug Propofol and its Irvine-based maker, which announced it is laying off 200 employees this year after having already let go 70 workers.Teva Pharmaceuticals maintains it already discontin ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    RIP, Jesse Rich

    [Mental Notes] Also, an MJ video in Tustin, Fauxchella and Young the Giant

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Michael Jackson's Latest Video, 'Hold My Hand feat. Akon,' Was Filmed in Tustin and Other MJ Trivia

    ​"Hold My Hand," the first single off Michael Jackson's posthumous release, Michael (set to drop Dec. 17), is exactly what you would expect from a posthumous video by the King of Pop that has Akon in it as well. It's sappy and sentimental, opening with fans screaming "Love you Michael" and releasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    What Kobe Bryant Learned from Michael Jackson

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Today Yahoo! Sports published an interview with Kobe Bryant that centered on his relationship with Michael Jackson. Ever since the two met when Bryant was 18, the basketball star says he "has long been fortified by the lessons Jackson instilled about the burden of ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Cirque du Soleil-Worthy Moments From Michael Jackson's Life

    www.MichaelJackson.com​So we heard that Michael Jackson's estate and Cirque du Soleil are going to launch Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour next fall. In true Cirque du Soleil fashion, the show will use Jackson's choreography, hit music, and life experiences to interpret the King of Pop's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    To Say The Least--Odd Michael Jackson Tribute

    ​The last time Dan Lacey made the headlines, it was because he made an oil painting of Obama riding a victory unicorn. (And prior to that, he also drew Orly Taitz with a pancake. More than once.) Since then, he's moved on to the King of Pop. Since Michael Jackson's death, Lacey has made about 70 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Ride Michael Jackson In Sacramento

    Flickr user InkyhackThe Balloon Samba in San Jose last year​Still not over the King of Pop's passing? Maybe you can pay tribute by riding amusement rides from Neverland Ranch--only seven hours away in Sacramento's California State Fair. The State Fair's carnival will feature four rides purchased ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Interesting Michael Jackson Covers (Post-June 25, 2009)

    www.michaeljackson.com​A year ago today, Michael Jackson passed away. Fans still haven't gotten over it, and since his death, everyone's tried to find a proper way to pay tribute to the King of Pop. We've gotten five of the more ... interesting takes on MJ's songs for you. Note that we didn't say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Local Bands Wax Nostalgic On Michael Jackson

    ​Friday marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and really, many fans are still reeling from losing the King of Pop. Fans are holding tributes and still milling to his grave.The Jackson family is unveiling a monument in Indiana. Everyone--from big stars such as Busta Rhymes and Lud ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Dead Weather 'Die By the Drop,' Hold Steady Debut Single, MJ Doc Done Bad, Akon Stoned

    New Dead Weather album, Sea of Cowards, due out May 7. First single, "Die by the Drop," could drop early as today.Witness claims Michael Jackson's doctor halted CPR, delayed calling paramedics, so he could stash drug vials.The Hold Steady debut first single--"Hurricane J"--off upcoming album Heaven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Today in Music News: Unreleased Michael Jackson Track, Cold War Kids, Soundgarden Reunion, Drake with Jay-Z

    Michael Jackson to be next 2Pac? "Unreleased Michael Jackson song hits the web."Vampire Weekend, Spoon and OC's Cold War Kids on Pitchfork's guide to upcoming releases for winter 2010. Chris Cornell tweets Soundgarden reunion. More details courtesy of Spin. And New York Times. And even though I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    BREAKING: Michael Jackson Not Really Dead!

    Yep, it was only a matter of time: Now you can add Michael Jackson to the ranks among Elvis (still eating), Tupac (still rapping), JFK (?) and Hitler (vacationing in South America). I mean, really, check out this video from LiveLeak.com of Jackson supposedly walking out of a Los Angeles coroner's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    UPDATE: Eat It! Michael Jackson To Get Butter Statue

    If you didn't manage to get tickets to the MJ memorial at Staples Center tomorrow, fear not: you can probably still book a flight to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair in August, when Jackson will be immortalized in butter. For ten days, the dairy King of Pop will stand next to the fair's traditiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    TONIGHT: Lost Art and Abtract Rude at Blue Cafe in Long Beach

    ​The life of a local hip hop artist is a saga that usually leaks its way into the inspiration of their rhymes, more so than any other genre. And in that regard, tracks by Rancho Santa Margarita emcee The Lost Art  is rife with true life tales. I spoke of him a while ago when he released his s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Paris Michael Jackson Steals It

    The whole world was watching the same funeral service today and it's safe to guess that most would agree the most stunning moment came when Paris Michael -- Michael Jackson's long-shrouded and hidden daughter -- took the stage in an impromptu final moment and told the world the thing they had yet to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Gabriel San Roman's Thoughts From Inside Michael Jackson's Memorial Service

    Gabriel San RomanBY GABRIEL SAN ROMANIt's been 12 incomprehensible days since the shocking news that Michael Jackson died. Since that time, the prevailing feeling was that the immensity that is the King of Pop's musical legacy hadn't been properly or adequately paid tribute to...until today.I was on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson Memorial Tweet-Up Wrap-Up

    Were you working, sleeping, distracted, saving a cat from a tree, organizing your cheese label collection or otherwise unavailable to follow our live Twitter posts from Michael Jackson's memorial? Well, you're in luck, because here they all are (and pics!), both from Matthew Fletcher of the band Sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Former Michael Jackson Guitarist to Appear at OC Music Camp

    No, this isn't just a cheap ploy to increase page views by including the words "Michael Jackson" in the blog title. (Though if that happens, awesome!) This post actually has relevant local ties! Former Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten, seen here with one of the greatest hairstyles of all ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Even More MJ News

    I'm really tempted not to type anything about Michael Jackson because I don't want to feel like some scumbag TMZ "reporter," but his passing -- and the word of his public funeral -- is news.Rumor has it an event is planned for 10 a.m. July 7 (that's Tuesday) at the Staples Center and the adjacent No ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: 'Billie Tweets'

    Here's something cool to help you along in the Michael Jackson mourning process: in honor of the now-deceased King of Pop (you haven't heard?), this site has matched up the immortal "Billie Jean" video with an animation of actual Twitter posts containing words that line-up with the lyrics. Some may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Inquiring Minds Want to Know If You Can Moonwalk on the Moon

    Only Slate.com has the guts to get to the question on everyone's mind now that Michael Jackson has passed to the Great Beyond:Would it be easier to moonwalk on the moon?"The Explainer" Brian Palmer reveals the shocking answer:Absolutely not. While the lunar gravitational environment--which exerts ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Jacko and Freedom CEO Flanders: Just Beat It

    Not sure which stage of grief this falls under, but as the initial reports of Michael Jackson's death were coming out, what are assumed to be Orange County Register and/or Freedom Communications insiders were linking the King of Pop's departure from Earth with Freedom CEO Scott Flanders' departure f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Local Music Reacts to Michael Jackson's Death Via Twitter (How Else?)

    Word of Michael Jackson's death at age 50 pretty much shut down the Internet, with Twitter in particularly nearly crushing under the weight of the news (failwhales a'plenty!).Unsurprisingly, plenty of local music folks weighed in on Jackson's passing, and here's a sample of some of the more tweeted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Updating!! TMZ Reports Michael Jackson Dead at 50

    TMZ is reporting that Michael Jackson is dead at 50. CNN is still only reporting it as "Michael Jackson rushed to hospital." As was widely reported about an hour ago, the much-maligned pop icon was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital earlier today after suffering cardiac arrest. First Farrah Fawcett, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Landis sues MJ over 'Thriller' dues

    Usually, breaking news of Michael Jackson's legal troubles manages to escape this blog. But since most of you probably find yourselves unemployed these days, there is a slight chance that you spent a little extra time flipping through the entertainment section of your slowly extinguishing newspaper ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 19, 2007

    Hey, You!

    Birthday Beggar

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Hits!

    SECONDSPIN

  • Culture

    August 5, 2004

    Wont Stop Till We Get Enough

    Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story

  • Columns

    March 6, 2003
  • Culture

    February 20, 2003

    Go Climb a Tree

    Michael Jackson and other childish things

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