7月7日歌手マイケル・ジャクソンの一般葬儀・追悼式がロサンゼルスのステープルズ・センターで行われた。先週末インターネット抽選会が行われ、幸運なまたは高額でチケットを買った一般人17500人が参列。午前10時半から開催された。抽選会には160万人が応募。8750人が2枚ずつの参列チケットを当選した。 On July 7, 2009, MichaelJackson's Memorial Service was held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. Over the weekend, 8750 won 2 tickets each to attend the memorial service through an Internet lottery. The lucky 17,500 who won or bought the tickets attended. It was held from 10:30 AM. 1.6 millions participated the Internet lottery.
Unfortunatelly I did not win the tickets. I had to work, so I set a DVD recording at home. From 12 noon lunch time, I saw Brooke Shields started to talk on ABC Internet Live broadcast. The memorial service ended around 12:48 PM. I watched it in entirety after I got home in the evening.
The memories and episodes of Michael, Brooke Shields shared in her speech were very fond of Michael. It was depicting Michael Jackson as full of humor and loving.
Michael Jackson Memorial - "We Are The World/Heal The World" HQ
Some of the biggest names in pop music took part in the memorial service, including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Mariah Carey, Usher, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson and John Mayer. Civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, and basketball stars Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant also attended. Estimated 1 billion people watched the memorial service TV broadcast.
Michael's daughter Paris (11) spoke, "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you can ever imagine. I just wanted to say I love him so much." It drew my tears. His sons, Prince (12) and Blanket (7) came on the stage, but there was no speech. グラミー博物館にて『マイケル・ジャクソン展示』開催中。7月1日からサマースペシャルで、入場料セール中。通常大人＄14.95が＄10で2時間の駐車スタンプ付き。（博物館下の"L.A.LIVE's イースト駐車場内）。博物館会員と5歳以下の子供は無料。このサマースペシャルは今年9月30日まで有効。
The GRAMMY Museum has "Michael Jackson Exhibit" and is launching a summer special on admission prices! Effective July 1, The GRAMMY Museum will offer all general admission tickets for $10. This price will also include a two-hour parking validation for L.A. LIVE's East Lot, located directly beneath the Museum. (Admission will remain free for Museum Members and children under 5.) Summer special rates will run through September 30, 2009.
The Museum is located at Olympic and Figueroa and opens at 11:30 AM daily and 10 AM on Saturday. It is adjacent to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre where Michael Jackson's Memorial Service was held on 7/7/2009. I want to visit the Grammy museum this weekend. http://www.grammymuseum.org/
追記 /Update: このマイケル・ジャクソン追悼式の最後の方に歌った若い女性、ジュディス・ヒルさんは、お母さんが日本人、お父さんがアフリカンアメリカン。25歳。マイケル・ジャクソンのロンドンコンサートツアーで同行する予定だったそう。素晴らしい歌唱力でした。("We Are the World"、3番目の動画に出ます。）
A lady singer who sang at the Michael Jackson Memorial toward the end was Judith Hill. She is 25 years old with a Japanese mother and African American father parentage. She was supposed to perform at Michael Jackson's London tour. Her voice was wonderful. (She is singing in the 3rd video clip for "We are teh World" towards the end.)
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