Forbes article - Last night in front of Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the only thing thicker than the steamy summer air was the sense of anticipation.
Michael Jackson impersonators pranced across the sidewalk as street vendors proffered glossy photo albums of the brothers, all while camera crews from the major networks looked on. Inside, the surviving members of the Jackson 5—Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie—prepared to take the stage.
Marlon walked the red carpet for the New York premiere of Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" in New York on June 25, 2012.
Family, friends, fans and media networks all over the world rememberd Michael Jackson on his third death anniversary. Randy visited his brother's grave at Forest Lawn where he met with fans who had arranged for a thousand roses for Michael and released butterflies. A small town in the south of The Netherland named Schinveld celebrated World Children's Day on June 25 on honor of Michael Jackson. In a recent interview for The Independent Jermaine has said that Barack Obama owes his presidency to Michael, because of everything he has achieved and the doors he opened for the black community. Media networks worldwide boradcasted documentaries and videos of Michael and on Twitter several hashtags related to Michael were trending throughout the day. Family members Paris, Randy, La Toya, Jackie, TJ, Taryll, Jermaine Jr, Jaafar and Randy Jr. tweeted in remembrance of their father, brother and uncle.
The Jacksons performed their third show at Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on June 23rd. The city of motown also brings back memories to the fans and the brothers. The next stop surely will too: the Apollo Theatre in New York on June 28th.
On Friday June 22nd, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson visited their childhood home at 2300 Jackson St. in Gary, Indiana. The brothers received keys to the city and gave out tickets to their Friday night show at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
In an Bleader exclusive, Jackie speaks about the Jackson 5 in Chicago and other childhood memories. This Friday at the Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana, the Jacksons return to where they started, more or less. Their current Unity Tour is not only the first time they've played live since Michael Jackson's passing in 2009, it's also the first time Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon (the surviving members of the original Jackson Five—drummer Johnny Jackson died in 2006) have hit the road since 1984. After their final rehearsal last Thursday, I spoke to Jackie Jackson by phone about the Jackson Five's early days in Chicago, White Castle burgers, one particularly supportive midget fan, and the group's emotional return home.
Check out this cool video of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Malron at rehearsals with Kevin Frasier on The Insider.
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon kicked off the Unity Summer Tour at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada! After almost three decades, The Jacksons reunited on stage to do what they do best: perform on stage and entertain crowds! Before the show, the brothers did a backstage interview with Kiss 92.5 Toronto. Aside from a few technical difficulties, The Jacksons launched their tour Wednesday night. The show openend with a video montage of The Jackson 5 as it used to be with little brother Michael (who was a major presence through the night via stills and video and an actual tribute segment) the four remaining Jackson brothers kicked off their 95-minute show with "Can You Feel It".
Here's an article by The Associated Press as the brothers talk about preparing the tour without Michael. BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Guided by a thumping bass line from their backing band, the Jackson brothers strut forward to a row of four microphones, thrusting their pelvises along the way, before launching into “Can’t Let Her Get Away,” a song their superstar sibling released on his Dangerous album. If they had afros and matching powder blue suits, it might feel like 1977 again.
The Estate of Michael wants to inform fans in the United States that they are aware that fans have been having some difficulty locating the special edition Bad 25 Pepsi Cans. Pepsi would like you to know that Walmart is the retailer that has the most widespread distribution in the U.S., but as retailers vary by market, distribution may be uneven. Pepsi invites you to call their consumer hotline for more information as the staff is equipped with information about the Pepsi cans. The hotline number is: 1-800-433-2652.