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Blu-ray pitchman Erick Hansen dies serving federal prison term in California

A business pitchman who claimed to have deals with the father of Michael Jackson and came to Spokane in 2007 with promises of turning the Lilac City into a DVD-making …

UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans began gathering to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death.

Michael Jackson’s popularity endures, even after new scandal

As the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death approaches, the singer’s music and memorabilia have an enduring popularity in spite of new molestation allegations in documentary.

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019

‘Leaving Neverland’ puts Michael Jackson’s cultural legacy and $2 billion empire in jeopardy

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, the singer had hit a low point, dogged by personal scandals and diminishing star power that paled in comparison to the rarefied heights he …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch asking price is slashed to $31 million

The price keeps plummeting for Michael Jackson’s famed Neverland Ranch. After listing for $100 million in 2015, the late pop star’s former playground is back on the market for $31 …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Spokane doesn’t take it easy when it comes to the Eagles

Feelings about the Eagles divide Spokane more sharply than politics or opinions about bicyclists.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018

Beating Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time.

UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Elvis, Beatles memorabilia items on display at Hard Rock

Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen’s sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson’s famous glove are …

Paris Jackson gets order against alleged stalker

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man she says has been stalking her.

Michael Jackson musical to hit Broadway in 2020

A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway.

Michael Jackson’s elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch train is coming to auction

An electric train set, custom-made in Germany, that pop star Michael Jackson originally purchased for his children to ride is coming up for auction.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus marks chemo end with ‘Beat It’ video

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has marked the end of chemotherapy by posting an Instagram video of her grown sons lip-syncing to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”

Prince Jackson suffers knee injury in traffic accident

Michael Jackson’s son Prince was involved in a traffic accident Thursday that left him briefly hospitalized, according to his rep.

A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

The story unfolds in a familiar Halloween setting: a haunted mansion. A couple of teens, Vincent and Victoria, are by chance drawn into this mysterious manor on Halloween night. There …

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ screens in 3-D at Venice

Director John Landis says he is still upset by Michael Jackson’s death, but a Venice Film Festival screening dedicated to “Thriller” is a chance to celebrate the musician’s life.

Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson’s former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.

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. …

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.

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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, …

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 …