MICHAEL-JACKSON-Tribute: Kinder Nicht Dabei!

    • MICHAEL-JACKSON-Tribute: Kinder Nicht Dabei!

      LOS ANGELES - Die Kinder von Michael Jackson sollen geschützt werden. Deshalb werden Prince, Paris und Blanket nicht an einer Tribute-Show für ihren Vater teilnehmen. Stattdessen weilen die Kinder mit ihrer Oma Katherine in Gary, Indiana - dem Geburtsort von Michael Jackson. Laut "tmz.com" entschied dies Katherine. Sie soll erklärt haben, dort komme die Familie her, dort fühle sie eine besondere Verbindung zu ihrem Sohn. Zudem will Katherine ihre Enkel nicht dem Wahnsinn in L.A. aussetzen - nicht am ersten Todestag des King of Pop.

      Michael Jackson starb am 25. Juni 2009. Für den 26. Juni ist in L.A. eine Tribute-Veranstaltung geplant. Es heißt, es seien auch Fans zugelassen.

      Quelle:Star-Nachrichten
    • PepperAnn schrieb:

      Zudem will Katherine ihre Enkel nicht dem Wahnsinn in L.A. aussetzen - nicht am ersten Todestag des King of Pop.

      Ich finde das sehr verantwortungsbewusst von Katherine. Die Kids werden es an dem ersten Todestag ihres
      Vaters schon schwer genug haben. Ich denke,Katherine wird mit den Kids den Tag in besonderer Art und Weise
      an ihren Sohn/ihren Vater gedenken und ich wünsche ihnen viel Kraft dafür.

      Liebe Grüsse
      Claudia
      ...................................................
      ............................... Spuren im Sand verwehen, Spuren im Herzen bleiben.
    • Ich finde es auch richtig das sie die Kinder nicht daran teilnehmen lässt :lg: Gerade am 1.Todestag wird garantiert viel los sein,da kann ich es nachvollziehen das sie die Kinder schützen möchte.Auch ich wünsche ihnen für diesen Tag viel Kraft um es durchzustehen.

      LG Urmel

      :hkuss:
    • Jackson home prepped for memorials

      GARY | Keith Jackson laid down a patch of grass Tuesday afternoon along the curb outside of what's become Gary's most famous home.

      The first cousin to Michael Jackson was among a handful of people making final tweaks to the modest house at 2300 Jackson St. for Friday memorials the city of Gary confirmed will include Katherine Jackson.

      The musical family's matriarch is expected to attend an official unveiling Friday of a Michael Jackson monument that sits at the house, with her granddaughter, Genevieve Jackson -- Randy Jackson's daughter -- in tow.

      The King of Pop died June 25 last year at age 50, after suffering cardiac arrest. In the months since, the intersection of 23rd Avenue and Jackson Street has hosted countless mourning fans and has welcomed home Jackson family members.

      Keith Jackson said he and his brother, Ron Jackson, have been planting and primping along the home's perimeter for the last three weeks.

      "I think Michael would be very happy to hear his first cousins are here doing this for his mom, my aunt," Keith Jackson said.

      Ron Jackson swept dirt from near piles of sod and wood and talked about missing his cousin.

      "We used to run and play together. We had a close bond," 50-year-old Ron Jackson said. "Sometimes, we get the opportunity to go back to the play dates," he said of memorials like Friday's.

      He said more than a month ago, he got approval from his California relatives, including Katherine Jackson, after sending them sketches of how he wanted to landscape the property.

      "We want to make it look nice," he said. "It's still their home."

      And for the first time in several years, the home's front lawn is fully cloaked in lush green grass that Ron Jackson vowed to hose with sprinklers all week.

      Ron Jackson said he and relatives and friends have made several improvements to the house and yard, including air conditioning and furnace repairs, electrical wiring and concrete surfacing most of the back yard.

      In addition to the tall monument dedicated to the King of Pop, the singer's relatives are prepping a handful of bases that will hold small versions with more images of the singer and his musical legacy.

      The embellishments are expected to be set in time for a series of events sponsored by the city Friday.

      A candlelight vigil that night is scheduled to precede a performance of "We Are the World," according to a news release from the city of Gary.

      Returning to the city after honoring the fallen singer at last summer's tribute at The Steel Yard, Gary native Kellee Patterson is expected to sing "Gone Too Soon," the city said.

      Comedian Eddie Griffin and popular televised Judge Greg Mathis also are scheduled to attend.

      Keith Jackson said he and his band, Triple Dose, are scheduled to perform, too, on a stage that will be erected near the house.

      As Keith Jackson described what would become a concert venue, his cousin's tunes blared from a nearby car.

      Sitting in her SUV outside of her 23rd Avenue home, Janine Bray swayed to "Who Is It."

      A childhood neighbor, Bray said she used to bribe Michael and his brother Marlon with candy to sing for her.

      When her CD skipped to "Man in the Mirror," a large smile drew across Bray's face.

      She turned up her volume dial, extended her arm out of her window and danced.

      nwitimes.com/entertainment/mus…ef-9813-b0348cc6d2e2.html

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