Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson visited their childhood home in Gary, Indiana, and talked with local high school students. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the Jacksons made the visit Friday, a day after Janet Jackson’s concert in the Chicago area. Janet Jackson told students at Roosevelt High School that she started crying when she saw the small house. She said, “me and my family are so blessed. I’m so thankful.” Janet Jackson said she was 8-years-old the last time she was in Gary. The Jackson family moved out of the industrial city about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Chicago after the Jackson 5 recorded their first album in 1969, when Janet Jackson was a toddler. Janet also told students she misses performing with her siblings.
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Tito Jackson will embark on a major world tour with a the Memphis B.B. King's Blues Band, they announced Wednesday they would be teaming up. Tito will go on a world tour with the B.B. King's Blues Band, but first the band must begin rehearsals. Those rehearsals will take place in Memphis. “Memphis will be making history as these two music greats come together," one of the band's promoters said. Tito said he didn't get a chance to go on a blues tour until 2000, but he said he's always had a love for blues and always idolized B.B. King. "I've always been a blues player...BB King was my hero when I was just a young man--maybe 7 or 8 years old," Jackson said. "To be a person that can play with B.B. King's band, I'm deeply honored."
THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL JACKSON AND SONY MUSIC INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF MICHAEL JACKSON SCREAM - Join the party on October 24 and celebrate the SCREAM album at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles! Experience a special Halloween-inspired screening featuring the rarely seen full-length version of “Ghosts” and the all-new “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D,” followed by a special after party with Steve Aoki in the DJ booth! RSVP is limited to one person only, non-transferable, and only US legal residents are eligible. Limited capacity offer only valid while tickets last. Void where prohibited. Travel / transportation not included.
An unexpected, magical adventure in the animated special Michael Jackson's Halloween airs on Friday, October 27 at 8/7c on CBS.
'The Jacksons: Legacy' is the first ever official book on the the Royal Family of Pop. This major volume reveals the untold, unseen and utterly unforgettable story behind the legend that is the Jacksons. Four specially commissioned chapters deftly weave together an unprecedented 12 days’ worth of exclusive interviews with the brothers, recounted in their own words, with contributions from key players throughout their careers. The compelling tale unfolds from their childhood days living at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, through the years signed to Motown as the Jackson 5, their radical move to Epic as The Jacksons, the blossoming of their solo careers, the dizzying successes of the Victory tour, and right up to the present day. Published to coincide with their 50th anniversary, 'The Jacksons: Legacy' is the definitive behind-the-scenes chronicle of the Jacksons’ lives and careers, celebrating 50 years of one of the greatest acts of all time. The historic book release is available in English, French, Spanish and German in all great bookstores (US/CAN: OCT 24) & online.
12 October 2017
Size: 27.7 x 21.6cm ISBN: 9780500519639 Over 1000 illustrations
On Tuesday 10 October 2017, International Mental Health Day, at 7 p.m. UK time Tito Jackson and dancers flashmobbed King's Cross station in London, England performing "Get It Baby". The dancers that teamed up with Tito are supported by Julian Campbell Foundation which aims improve the lives of young people through early intervention/promotion of mental health in educational establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities by providing practical and emotional support to them and their families through befriending and mentoring service in a person-centred way. Share your videos or photos if you were at the Flash mob with the hashtag #TitoTime.
The largest Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat published a special about Jermaine Jackson's daughter Autumn and her husband Narinder Singh about their bond, businesses & more. The newspaper's special on Autumn & "Nape" print publication contains ten pages and the online version can be read here. Trailer and video courtesy of Helsingin Sanomat.
Jermaine Jackson appeared on Dutch TV show "Tijd voor MAX" on October 6th 2017. Jermaine performs at MAX Proms on December 2nd in Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Video is courtesy of NPO 1 and Omroep MAX.
Janet Jackson is back in action and performing at a caliber above pop stars many years her junior. The 51-year-old icon kicked off her State of the World Tour on September 7th 2017 with a stop in Lafayette, Louisiana, and she brought an impressive, career-spanning setlist and some of her fiercest choreography in years. Proceeds from the September 9, 2017 concert at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas were donated to relief efforts supporting evacuees of Hurricane Harvey; Janet met with Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center prior to the performance. The tour is set to conclude with a concert at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on December 17, 2017. State of The World Tour tour is a continuation of 2015’s Unbreakable World Tour, which was postponed after Janet announced that she was pregnant. The show received a new name and an updated setlist that includes many fan favorites as well as cuts from her 11th LP, 2015’s Unbreakable. The show includes fan favorites from her chart-topping 'Unbreakable' album, an array of her socially conscious music she's released throughout her career, and other smash hits and soon-to-be released new tracks with a state of the art live production!
Janet had an emotional moment on stage in Houston on September 9th, which came after her performance of the song “What About,” from her 1997 album “The Velvet Rope.” When it was over, she stopped, put her hand over her face and began to cry on stage. It took Janet a moment to compose herself, with the encouragement of her audience, before saying to the crowd, “this is me.” Brother Randy Jackson who's assisting Janet on her current tour and stayed by his baby sister's side to support her during hard times, told People that Janet has a painful divorce and that she was verbally abused and felt like a prisoner in her home. Wissam Al Mana's businessman’s attorneys issued a statement saying he will not be responding to the “particular and deeply hurtful allegations”.