Michael Jackson Memorial

  • Some news sites saw Jackson traffic crush July 8, 2009

    San Jose, Calif: News Web sites had some hiccups on Tuesday because of a crush of traffic related to Michael Jackson's memorial service. The Internet as a whole, though, didn't seem to suffer. Those are the findings of Keynote Systems, which tracks Web site performance. Keynote says it took up to 18...
  • Scalpers selling Jackson memorial tickets online July 7, 2009

    Los Angeles: Despite efforts to keep people from profiting from Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson, scalpers online on Monday were asking as much as $9,000 per ticket to the free event. Dozens of listings selling vouchers for Jackson tickets appeared on Monday on auction site eBay and Craigslist, the...
  • MJ funeral: 16 TV networks plan live coverage July 7, 2009

    Washington: At least 16 major television networks are planning live coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial service, making it one of the biggest televised event of the year after the January 20 inauguration of President Barack Obama. The pop legend, 50, died after a suspected cardiac arrest on June 25. Jackson's public memorial...
  • MJ memorial ticket pickup going smoothly, police say July 7, 2009

    Los Angeles: The cars drove up to the stadium in a steady, orderly stream on Monday some drivers giddy with anticipation as they entered and shaking with excitement as they exited. By 10 am 2,200 fans had come through Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, to pick up tickets to...
  • Musicians line up for memorial July 7, 2009

    Los Angeles: Some of the biggest names in pop music, from singers Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder to Motown records founder Berry Gordy, will take part in Michael Jackson's memorial on Tuesday, the family said. In the first official details of the public memorial in the Staples Center arena...
  • Over 1.2 mn people request Jackson memorial tickets July 5, 2009

    Los Angeles: More than 1.2 million Michael Jackson fans had requested tickets by Saturday afternoon for admission to his memorial tribute on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a number that could climb to over two million. Only 8,750 of those people will win two tickets each for themselves and a partner to...
  • MJ's promoter to provide 11,000 tickets for memorial July 4, 2009

    Moscow: Michael Jackson's promoter has announced that 11,000 free tickets would be available to the public for the King of Pop's memorial service, to be held next Tuesday in Los Angeles. The head of AEG Live, Randy Phillips, announced on Thursday that the ceremony would be held at the Staples Centre,...