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The Jacksons To Be Honored During Detroit Music Weekend

The Jackson 5 will headline Detroit Music Weekend and receive honors including the key to the city and the naming of a street after Michael Jackson. The Jacksons signed to Motown in 1969 and started having hits with “I Want You Back” and “ABC” and “The Love You Save.” At the press conference for Detroit Music Weekend at the Music Hall, Marlon and Jackie Jackson shared a story about singing in front of the Motown family of artists at Berry Gordy’s home. They also expressed their respect for Detroit’s neverending pool of creative talent and how they never take the iconic status of The Jackson 5 for granted. It is the second year for Detroit Music Weekend and The Jackson 5 will headline the event that will feature more than 500 artists on five stages. Last year Aretha Franklin was the headliner and honored with the naming of Aretha Franklin Way. 

The Jackson 5 concert is a free outdoor event that takes place June 16th on the Madison Central Stage. On the night of the 15th, there will be a tribute band led by Kern Brantley performing a musical tribute to The Jackson 5 and keyboardist Greg Philliganes who worked on several Jackson albums is one of the musicians. For more information about the event see DetroitMusicWeekend.org

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The Jacksons Will Perform At Detroit Music Weekend’s Tribute To The Jackson 5

 

Detroit Music Weekend will kick off its second year June 14-17 with a tribute to The Jackson 5. Forty-nine years ago The Jackson 5 recorded their first hit single “I Want You Back” for Motown Records. Michael Jackson was 11 years old and together with his brothers, they built a musical legacy that made them one of the first Black bands to have crossover success. “I Want You Back” started what was then called Jacksonmania because they continued to have hits and became the biggest teen band in the world. Their journey led the way for every young group to come after as well as Michael, Jermaine and Janet Jackson’s solo careers. Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine will perform free to the public June 16th at 9PM ET.

The event will also have Will Sessions, Third Man Records country artist the Craig Brown Band and over 400 performers on multiple stages. 

On June 16, the Motor City Market will host several vendors alongside the performance stages. 

For more information about Detroit Music Weekend check out their site

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The Jacksons-Can You Feel It Live On Arsenio

The Jacksons were guests on The Arsenio Hall Show last night and they performed some of their classics including “Can You Feel It.”

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Media Questions Of The Week

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1. Why are people “outraged” about Eric Benet’s song “Redbone Girl” but have never listened to his song “Chocolate Legs?”

2. Why are people (mostly Black) going on various websites to make colonized comments about the looks of 7-month old Blue Ivy?

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3. Why are people taking sides in the Jackson family conflict when no one really knows the whole story? And could the public’s perception of Michael Jackson’s children being “victims” have anything to do with the fact they are white in a Black family?

4. Did Drake never hear of Lauryn Hill before he made the statement that he is the first person to successfully sing and rap?

Revision: The Force M.D.’s were actually the first group to sucessfully sing and rap. See “Itchin’ For A Scratch.”

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Media Questions Of The Week


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1. Aren’t you glad that Guru is recovering from a heart attack, coma and surgery? But why is MC Solaar the only person in charge of his affairs?


2. What is going on at the Jackson house where a 13-year old Jaafar Jackson son of Jermaine Jackson can buy a stun gun without anyone knowing? Why should Katherine Jackson who is much older now be burdened with this kind of living arrangement just because Jermaine does not want to pay child support when it’s clear that the kids need both parents on a daily basis?


3. Will Run DMC really reunite at the annual picnic given by The Roots?

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