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It’s an ongoing street wake Thursday under the Apollo big red art deco sign, now flashing the In Memory of Michael Jackson, a Apollo Legend.

In 1967, a Michael Jackson, not yet 9 years packed into a beat-up old with his father and brothers, and set off their home in Indiana for New City. Their destination? storied Apollo Theater, the Jackson 5 won the amateur night

Jackson wasn’t quite an legend in the manner of Ella or James Brown. But the New York theater is one of the country’s most landmarks of African-American culture. And the is now honoring Jackson’s life a two-day memorial service started Tuesday afternoon.

Evannah Johnson and Lateefah both 18, are among the first in They say they’ve been out since Monday, and that haven’t slept or eaten.

Johnson says she shares a on young Michael with her But she never had the illusion that his was a life.

Him dying is better for him he had a very stressful and hard so I guess he’s out of his pain and she says.

Well, not that it was better for him to die.

No! Not that, says. But just that, hearing all the things about him not a childhood and working his whole I think he was tired.

A blisteringly hot afternoon did not dissuade upon hundreds of fans, who behind blue police Umbrellas were up, coolers open and men like Richard stripped off their vintage T-shirts in an attempt to cool Powell drove from Carolina to this memorial.

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telling that most of the Jackson pictures seen on the pins and key chains peddled by Yvonne Jones mostly the star as a child.

You know, they was really then, she says. And as they getting older, their started changing. I guess for the better. This is what want.

She says the Jacksons like her own family growing up, a black family on national TV was But that didn’t stop the vendor from expressing a of pragmatism.

He’s dead, she says. He make more money, and still popular. He’s

I made a mistake and asked how Jackson paraphernalia Jones has since Thursday.

I don’t it paraphernalia, she says. It’s It’s love. You call it you want. I call it $3.

Later month, the Apollo Theater hold another Jackson a concert teeming with Unlike today’s memorial, one will not be free.

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