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Rock Hall to Honor Michael Jackson this Sunday

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On Sunday, June 28, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honor Michael Jackson during its annual Rock and Soul festival with video presentations in the 4th Floor Theater, including footage from his induction with the Jackson 5 in 1997 and his induction as a solo artist in 2001. Music from throughout Jackson’s career will play in the Museum during the weekend, as well.

At Noon, Terry Stewart will pay special tribute to the late Michael Jackson’s life and music on the Main Stage. This event is free. Scheduled to perform is Artistree, Christelle, Eddie Holman, Kharizmah, Malina Moye and Sylver Logan Sharp during the remainder of the day.

“Michael Jackson was one of the most creative and influential recording artists of the last 40 years,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “He was uniquely gifted with his talent as a songwriter, dancer and performer. While we deeply mourn the loss of any Inductee, few have generated the response from fans like the tragedy we learned of this week. His legacy will live on for a long, long time.”

Fans are welcome to bring a Jackson-inspired memento to the event. The Rock Hall will provide a memorial space in the Main Lobby.

WHEN: Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

MORE: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Rock and Soul Festival is a celebration of African American music. The vitality its influence on American music and culture has been irresistible; its impact, profound and lasting. This soulful festival features performances by national and local artists and coincides with Black Music Month.

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