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Michael Jackson Memorial Service

Through the Barricade

By Eric Richardson — December 08, 2009 — 2 Comments

Two weeks after massive crowds failed to materialize outside Staples Center for the July 7 memorial service honoring singer Michael Jackson, City Attorney Carmen...

michael jackson fan

By Jeannine Denholm — July 07, 2009 — 1 Comment

One thing that quickly became apparent while walking around Downtown today following the Michael Jackson memorial service is that there were literally thousands...

Waiting to Cross

By Eric Richardson — July 07, 2009 — 24 Comments

(Last update: 1:10pm) A series of emotional speeches and performances brought out tears both on-stage and in the audience attending the Michael Jackson memorial...

Elephant Walk

By Eric Richardson — July 07, 2009 — 6 Comments

The circus rolled into Downtown this morning, but it did so hours before the masses descend on the memorial service for Michael Jackson to be held at Staples Center...

Media Setup for Jackson Memorial

By Eric Richardson — July 06, 2009

The open space of Nokia Plaza was transformed into a massive media center over the weekend, with tiered risers installed to accommodate the multitude of broadcasters...

Jackson Memorial Preparations

By Eric Richardson — July 06, 2009 — 7 Comments

Street closures for the Michael Jackson memorial service at Staples Center will begin at midnight tonight, but what exactly will be the case Tuesday morning is still...

Trash Can Removal

By Eric Richardson — July 06, 2009 — 2 Comments

The 27,000 friends and fans headed to Tuesday's Michael Jackson memorial service will find the streets of South Park strangely devoid of any trash cans. A city...


By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson — July 03, 2009 — 27 Comments

After days of uncertain and often conflicting information, plans were announced today for a Tuesday morning memorial service at Staples Center to honor Michael...