The Jackson family moves her cabaret set to the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Lake Tahoe ( Nevada ) *Last day*
Michael accepts a Caring For Kids award during the Children Choice Awads at the City Center in New York CIty (where he rents a three bedroom suit at the Trump Tower ) [Video @ the end]
Michael attends a performance of Sisterella in Pasadena CA. with Debbie Rowe, he was executive producer of the play.
Michael Jackson and Larry Hart
It is with deepest sadness that I have lost my friend, Michael Jackson. Michael was a business partner, who became a dear friend. I am the only composer on earth that Michael Jackson ever attached his name to a project that was not of his creation. Michael was the Executive Producer (along with Jerry Greenberg), Presenter and Investor with his record company MJJ Music of my stage musical "Sisterella". With his support, Sisterella went on to do great things. While in Los Angeles, Sisterella received rave reviews,12 N.A.A.C.P. Theater Award nominations and 8 N.A.A.C.P. Theater Awards including Best Play and Best Director. In Europe, Sisterella was voted show of the decade.Michael Jackson changed my life with his belief in me, his support, and his extraordinary talent. I learned many new techniques in the studio while recording the cast album for Sisterella from Michael, and my days working on the album at Sony Music and at MJJ will always be cherished. Michael influenced so much of Sisterella, from the music, to the costumes to the award winning choreography by Raymond G. del Barrio. Sisterella was, in many ways homage to Michael. It was an extraordinary time in my life, made possible by an extraordinary man.
To celebrate the success of Sisterella, when it opened in Los Angeles, Michael hosted a celebration at Neverland, and invited my family and the whole cast for a day like no other.That visit became the first of many.On closing day at Pasadena Playhouse, Michael came to see the show and see us off before we left to go on tour in Europe. For the European tour, Michael again was the Presenter and Executive Producer of Sisterella.To this day,I attribute the success of Sisterella to Michael, his friendship and support.The last time I heard from Michael was last October. He left a voicemail message for me, to sing Happy Birthday to me. I hadn't heard from him in a while, and that message is more poignant today, as it was surprising and touching then. I will miss my friend Michael.You changed my life and I will always love you.
Michael goes to court with Katherine, Joe & Jackie. Cross examination of Debbie & then testimony of her lawyer Iris Finsilver.
Michael Jackson Children Choice Awards *IGNORE The Narrator*