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Judge OKs Jackson Movie

Fans will get to see rehearsals for London concerts

(Newser) - Audiences will get to see the King of Pop perform one more time after a judge approved a major movie deal based on footage of his final rehearsals for his London comeback. A Los Angeles superior court judge greenlighted a deal between Michael Jackson's estate, concert promoter AEG Live, and... More »

Jackson Video Shows Him 2 Days Before Death

(Newser) - One last Michael Jackson video has emerged as a sad cap to his career. Made just two days before he died, the video shows Jackson rehearsing at LA's Staples Center for his London concerts, reports E! Online. Show promoter AEG released the short footage of him performing the song "... More »

Michael's Last Rehearsal: 'I Feel So Alive'

Photog, friend reveals Jackson's excitement at performing again

(Newser) - The photographer who captured Michael Jackson’s image at his last rehearsal reveals the singer was upbeat and energetic on his final night. “He was totally there—100% there in fact,” Kevin Mazur tells the Mirror. “You would never suspect this would have ever happened—especially after... More »

Brits Offer Free Rehearsal Space to Tune Up Music Biz

Government gives cash-strapped young bands a helping hand

(Newser) - The British are hoping to give the next Beatles a helping hand by offering free rehearsal space, the Guardian reports. A government program spearheaded by former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey is opening centers around the country to assist cash-strapped young bands who could potentially blossom into big names—and lucrative... More »

I, Barack Obama's Stand-In ...

Full scale rehearsal for inauguration features ersatz First Family

(Newser) - A full-scale rehearsal for Barack Obama's inauguration unfolded in Washington before dawn yesterday, featuring a stand-in first family. A 26-year-old Army staff sergeant took an ersatz oath of office while a Navy yeoman playing Michelle Obama looked on, reports the Washington Post. Two children played Malia and Sasha. Each character... More »

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