About 250 mourners watched the coverage of Michael Jackson’s memorial at First AME Church in South Los Angeles.
High-profile friends of Michael Jackson reminded the audience at his memorial that the late entertainer blazed trails for black people. Former LA Laker Magic Johnson evoked an earlier, racially segregated America that the King of Pop helped to change.
Many speakers at today’s memorial event for Michael Jackson praised the talented human being behind the bizarre headlines about strange behavior and physical alterations. Reverend Al Sharpton emphasized the late superstar’s role in transforming entertainment and culture.
Tens of thousands of fans are near Staples Center for Michael Jackson’s public memorial, scheduled to start at 10 today. KPCC’s Frank Stoltze is at the downtown arena. He talked to Suzie Jones on the King of Pop’s life.
Michael Jackson's public memorial at Staples Center starts at 10a.m. Steve Julian talks to KPCC's Frank Stoltze as news breaks that Michael Jackson's body will be taken to Staples Center.
During today’s memorial event, the founder of the record label that propelled the Jackson 5 to stardom recalled Michael Jackson’s breakout moment as a solo act.
Michael Jackson's public memorial at Staples Center starts at 10a.m. Steve Julian talks to KPCC's Brian Watt about Michael Jackson memorabilia vendors near the downtown arena.
Michael Jackson's public memorial at Staples Center starts at 10a.m. KPCC's Frank Stoltze is near Staples Center. He talks to Steve Julian on crowd control.
Michael Jackson's public memorial at Staples Center starts at 10a.m. KPCC's Brian Watt is on Olympic Blvd and Figueroa St. near the downtown arena. He joins Steve Julian as the early morning crowd starts to gather for the event.
Friends and fans’ tributes to the late Michael Jackson punctuated his memorial at Staples Center.
Los Angeles police are discouraging people without tickets from showing up at the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center tomorrow.
A few fans and plenty of media trucks from around the world are camped outside the cemetery that’ll likely become Michael Jackson’s final resting place. KPCC’s Molly Peterson is at Forest Lawn in the San Fernando Valley.
Michael Jackson fans from around the world are pouring into Los Angeles for tomorrow’s memorial service for the pop star at Staples Center. 8,750 people won free tickets in an online drawing. 20-year-old Sean Knight of San Diego was one of them. KPCC’s Frank Stoltze caught up with Knight at Dodger Stadium as he picked up the wristband that will admit him to the ceremony.
The stage was set Monday for Michael Jackson's final act as the world capital of make-believe braced for what could be the biggest, gaudiest celebrity send-off of all time.
This Fourth of July weekend there are three big concerts you might want to check out at the Hollywood Bowl. On Friday and Saturday, John Fogerty will be performing with the L.A. Philharmonic. On Sunday the Phil will play with indie rock darlings Death Cab for Cutie.
The Los Angeles City Fire Department today released a recording of the 911 call made from Michael Jackson’s rented estate in Holmby Hills yesterday. During the call made by an unidentified person, Jackson’s personal physician was giving CPR to the unconscious pop star.