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Grammy Museum and Michael Jackson: Don't stop, fans can't get enough

October 27, 2009 |  3:34 pm

In conjunction with the premiere of the Michael Jackson concert film “This Is It,” the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has expanded the temporary exhibit of Jackson memorabilia installed immediately after the singer died in June.

“Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy” includes a new interactive exhibit tied to his “Billie Jean” video, as well as his fedora and gloves, six embellished jackets, original song lyrics, a Jackson 5 costume and other items, including some that have never been exhibited in a museum before, according to Grammy Museum officials.

The facility earlier this year had hosted “Michael Jackson: HIStyle,” which was being dismantled on the day he died. Some of the items were quickly moved into a new space to accommodate fans.

“The overwhelming response to our earlier exhibits speaks to Jackson’s unparalleled place in music history and the public’s deep connection to his music,” said Robert Santelli, the museum’s executive director, in a statement issued today. “We’re excited to share even more of Jackson’s life and legacy with his fans and we hope it serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history.”

The new exhibit is scheduled to remain on display through next summer.

--Randy Lewis

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