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April 22, 2001:

Michael Jackson Concerned About Child Slavery
On Thursday, Rabbi Boteach had issued a statement which said that Jackson is planning a trip to Africa to study child slavery there. Michael Jackson's spokesperson Cheir Fein stated on Friday that there was a miscommunication and that although Jackson is deeply disturbed about reports of child slavery in Africa he does not plan to visit Africa for this purpose.

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Source: MJIFC

April 18, 2001:

MJ leaves The Firm?
Industry Web site hitsdailydouble.com and various tv-stations reported on 18th April that American management company, The Firm, has "parted ways" with Michael. The website had quoted an anonymous source at the Firm. Howard Rubenstein, a spokesperson for Michael said that the split was amicable. "It just didn't work out, and Michael Jackson thanked them for all of their hard work on his behalf," he said in response to the report.

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJNI

April 18, 2001:

New album release schedule
Sony Music has rescheduled the release date of the new album.... it's now arriving stores on September 18th.

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Source: PlanetJackson

April 17, 2001:

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary concert
The King of Pop is celebrating his 30th anniversary as a solo artist with a regal concert.

According the Associated Press, Michael's publicist announced Monday that the superstar will be feted at an all-star concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sept. 7. Among the celebrities slated to appear are Jill Scott, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Marc Anthony and Shaggy.

The concert will also mark a reunion between Jackson and his brothers, the first time all of them have performed together since the 1980s.

''I am very excited to celebrate my 30th anniversary as a solo artist with such a distinguished array of talent, friends and fans," said Michael in a prepared statement. "I look forward to performing live and reuniting with my brothers on this special night.''

As many of US fans know, Michael hasn't performed at a concert in the United States since his ''Bad'' concert tour in the late 1980s.

Michael is expected to sing songs from the new album, now scheduled for a fall release. The show is also being taped for broadcast on television.

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJNI / AP

April 17, 2001:

103.5 KTU NEW YORK RADIO: Major Michael Announcement Due 17th April
New York radio station 103.5 KTU have stated on 16th April that they will make a "stunning" announcement on the morning of 17th April 2001 regarding Michael Jackson.

No word yet on what the station is planning, but the announcement is to take place at 6:30am New York time and then again at 7:30am and 8:30am, Tuesday 17th April.

KTU is the radio station responsible for bringing Michael to its "Miracle on 34th Street" concert last December and they have been continually supportive of Michael's music throughout the years. Last October, they added Michael's 1997 song "Ghosts" to their regular play list to much success, receiving great attention.

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJNI

April 10, 2001:

TV Guide - Who Should Be MTV's Next Icon Honoree? --- Update
TVGuide (the biggest selling magazine in the USA) is conducting a poll asking: "Who should be MTV's next Icon honoree?" The last Icon was Janet Jackson. Currently Michael Jackson is leading this poll by about 5,000 votes or 50% (in the beginning he was far behind Whitney Houston). Still keep voting for him, please go to [TV Guide Poll]
thx to emily for sending this info

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJNI

 

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