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Agreement Reached on Costs of Jackson Memorial




Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry says the estate of Michael Jackson and Anschutz Entertainment Group have agreed to contribute $1.3 million to help the city pay for costs related to the pop star's memorial service last year at Staples Center. Perry, who represents much of downtown, announced the agreement today and says she's pleased the matter has been resolved.

Critics took aim at the city for spending $3.2 million to support the July 7 memorial service at AEG's Nokia Theater and Staples Center.

Jackson died of an overdose of sedatives last year. His star-studded memorial at Staples Center brought thousands to the city.