Stories tagged: Michael Jackson
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Show that cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson is shelved
It’s quite possible that no one would have heard of the show “Urban Myths” if the Sky Arts network’s series hadn’t cast white actor Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson. …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 8:03 p.m.
Michael Jackson stockpiled pornography at Neverland Ranch, documents show
Michael Jackson’s activities at Neverland Ranch are back in the news this week amid the disclosure of documents suggesting the King of Pop kept a stash of pornography there.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
‘VIP Syndrome’ may have factored in Prince’s death
One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear …
Sun., June 28, 2015, 9:09 p.m.
Hoopfest 2015: 120 Sports, Desert Horse win men’s elite titles
A team of Northwestern University graduates lost their final game on Saturday so had to fight their way through eight grueling games under punishing conditions Sunday to defeat the defending …
Tue., Jan. 13, 2015
BlueStar Technologies’ Hansen pleads not guilty to fraud charges
The man who once promised Spokane’s business leaders and elected officials he’d build a bustling Blu-ray factory downtown pleaded not guilty Monday to a 16-count federal fraud indictment. Clad in …
Thu., July 24, 2014
People: Sarah Palin faces speeding ticket
Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, 4:05 p.m.
Fraud investigators targeting Spokane DVD mogul
A California DVD mogul who promised to build a high-tech production facility in downtown Spokane, drawing the endorsements and support of local business and political leaders, is being investigated by …
Fri., July 19, 2013
Moonwalking a mile in his shoes
When Kenny Wizz was a teenage break- dancer in the summer of 1984, the Olympics came to his hometown of Los Angeles. “The whole world was basically in LA,” he …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2011, 10:50 a.m.
Michael Jackson’s doctor sentenced to 4 years
The doctor convicted in the overdose death of Michael Jackson was sentenced to the maximum four years behind bars today by a judge who denounced him as a reckless physician …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2011
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘IMMORTAL’ captures ‘spirit of Michael’
Being “immortal” was not in the cards for Michael Jackson. Yet that didn’t deter Cirque du Soleil from bringing Jackson back to life, in the same way it revived Elvis …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
Spotlight: Sendak exhibit promises wild time at EWU
Let the wild rumpus begin. A national traveling exhibition, “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” arrives at Eastern Washington University on Thursday.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2011
Spotlight: Chewelah’s Stone hits No. 3 on national Soul charts
A 24-year-old singer from Chewelah found himself firmly in the Top Ten of the national R&B/Soul charts this week. Allen Stone released his self-titled sophomore album on Tuesday. By Thursday, …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2011
Spotlight: Locally filmed ‘Norman’ scoring big with critics
The soon-to-be- released “Norman” is a Spokane rarity – a locally filmed movie getting outstanding reviews and major film festival awards. “Norman” is a coming-of-age story about a high school …
Sun., Dec. 12, 2010
Love Cirque’s Beatles? You’ll love ‘Michael’
Michael Jackson isn’t exactly touring anymore, but “Michael Jackson: The Immortal, World Tour” is on the way to the Spokane Arena next year on Nov. 12. This is a Cirque …
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010
Virtual online world ‘Planet Michael’ to live in Entropia
The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company …
Mon., June 28, 2010
Children try to live life of normalcy without King of Pop
They are show business royalty, heirs of the King of Pop. Someday they will be very rich. But a year after Michael Jackson’s death, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson are …
Fri., June 25, 2010
Music marks year after pop icon’s death
In the past 365 days without Michael Joseph Jackson, the pop star’s legacy has come into sharper focus, his art, music and magic liberally extracted from his dizzying celebrity and …
Wed., June 23, 2010
Jackson’s finances rebound since death
LOS ANGELES – The money is rolling in. The bills are being paid. And all those people who said Michael Jackson might earn more in death than in life are …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2010, 11:48 a.m.
Michael Jackson doctor pleads not guilty in singer’s death
Michael Jackson’s personal physician pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday, setting the stage for a sensational celebrity courtroom drama as prosecutors attempt to prove Dr. Conrad Murray caused the …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2010
‘This Is It’ shows Michael Jackson once again
Available on DVD this week: “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”: A behind-the-scenes peek at planning for the late King of Pop’s planned farewell concert tour. (1:51; PG for some suggestive …
Tue., Oct. 27, 2009
King of Pop’s last work
Kenny Ortega was responsible for some of Michael Jackson’s biggest concerts, including what were planned to be his comeback shows in London. But in the singer’s final days before his …
Fri., Oct. 2, 2009
Jackson autopsy results revealed
LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s outward appearance was marred when he died with puncture marks to his arms, surgical scars around his body and cosmetic tattoos on his lips and …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2009
Nation in brief: Private service held for Jackson
Glendale, Calif. – Michael Jackson was mourned by his family and celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Barry Bonds and Macaulay Culkin at a private funeral service held Thursday night outside the …
Mon., Aug. 24, 2009, 1:40 p.m.
Coroner: Michael Jackson death ‘homicide’
A law enforcement official tells the Associated Press that the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s June 25 death a homicide.
Fri., Aug. 14, 2009
Sources: Drugged Jackson left alone
LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s personal physician left the performer alone and under the influence of a powerful anesthetic to make telephone calls the morning the pop singer died, according …
Fri., July 31, 2009
Jackson’s ‘Moonwalk’ set to return
On the morning after Michael Jackson died, literary agent Joy Harris began getting the e-mails: When, publishers wanted to know, would Jackson’s memoir “Moonwalk” be returned to print? “It did …
Wed., July 29, 2009
Michael Jackson investigation expands
LAS VEGAS – Federal agents searched the home and office of Michael Jackson’s personal physician Tuesday in a widening investigation of whether administering a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid …
Thu., July 16, 2009
Disc maker teams with Joe Jackson
Spokane business owner Erick Hansen, who for two years has tried without success to make the city a hub for Blu-ray disc technology, has forged a partnership with Joe Jackson, …
Mon., July 13, 2009
A memory fit for a king
Chicago Tribune, July 8: Even in death, he made a spectacle of himself. Billions of mourners around the world watched Michael Jackson’s memorial service Tuesday, an unrestrained display of communal …
Thu., July 9, 2009
LA scrambles for help with Jackson service tab
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles spent $1.4 million to provide security, traffic control and other services for Michael Jackson’s memorial service, city officials said Wednesday as they looked for ways …