June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson, who had been rehearsing in a nondescript building near Bob Hope Airport in preparation for an upcoming sold-out 50-show tour, was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon. The singer arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times. Paramedics were called to a home in the 100 block of Carolwood Drive off Sunset Boulevard and rushed Jackson to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. News of his death comes as Jackson, 50, was attempting a comeback after receiving the backing of two billionaires.
July 7, 2009
BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson. The California Highway Patrol temporarily closed parts of the 405, 101, and 134 freeways for the procession. The eastbound Riverside Drive was also closed, as was both directions of the Forest Lawn Drive ramp. Crowds outside Forest Lawn, which began gathering late last week, meandered around the sprawling facility in search of access.
September 5, 2009
Media from across the world packed into tents Thursday facing the entrance of Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, beaming reports to Russia, Brazil and Japan in an effort to sate the voracious appetite for information about the slain pop star. ?For me it?s a mixed experience,? said Jessica Maldonado, a reporter whose Univision dispatches on the life and times of Michael Jackson have informed the Spanish-language audience for years. ?It doesn?t matter where you are in the world, to the smallest town in Mexico, he was the king of pop. With him, the language never mattered.
December 20, 2006
Perhaps you've heard of the Troubadour Theater Co. and its irreverent song-based holiday spoofs like "It's a Stevie Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol King." Well, there's a new one in town, at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, to be exact, called "JACKson FROST." Which Jackson did you think of first? The Jackson Five? Jackson Browne? Joe Jackson? They're all in this one, plus a few more. "JACKson FROST" is this reviewer's first foray into the crazy world of the Troubies and now I get what all the buzz is about.
July 8, 2009
Ongoing coverage of the Burbank-area memorial for Michael Jackson from the Burbank Leader and Los Angeles Times. Look here for local impact, and to The Times for regional and international news. Additional updates available via Twitter. Michael Jackson fans flock to Burbank area memorial BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson.
August 20, 2009
GLENDALE — Michael Jackson will be buried Aug. 29, his birthday, at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, city officials said Tuesday. The late pop star’s family released media statements confirming plans to inter Jackson at Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum on what would have been his 51st birthday. Media vans had already begun staking out their spots Tuesday at the South Glendale Avenue entrance to a cemetery that already claims the likes of Gene Autry, George Burns and Humphrey Bogart.