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November 30, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, suffered a minor stroke and was hospitalized late Wednesday, a family rep said, but by Friday was back to normal and cracking jokes, according to a family friend. Jackson, 83, went to a hospital in Las Vegas, his current hometown, after he had trouble standing up and walking and had pain in his head, spokeswoman Angel Howansky told the Associated Press. She said he called a friend for a ride to the hospital and was expected to be released Friday.  "He's back to the regular Joe Jackson, cracking jokes and talking," family friend Rutt Premsrirut told the Las Vegas Review-Journal , which also said wife Katherine Jackson was en route to Vegas from her L.A. home.
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November 30, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, suffered a minor stroke and was hospitalized late Wednesday, a family rep said, but by Friday was back to normal and cracking jokes, according to a family friend. Jackson, 83, went to a hospital in Las Vegas, his current hometown, after he had trouble standing up and walking and had pain in his head, spokeswoman Angel Howansky told the Associated Press. She said he called a friend for a ride to the hospital and was expected to be released Friday.  "He's back to the regular Joe Jackson, cracking jokes and talking," family friend Rutt Premsrirut told the Las Vegas Review-Journal , which also said wife Katherine Jackson was en route to Vegas from her L.A. home.
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July 14, 2009 | Maria Elena Fernandez
ABC News is being accused of checkbook journalism after landing the first sit-down interview with Joe Jackson following the recent death of his pop superstar son, Michael. Segments of a 45-minute interview with the Jackson family patriarch have already aired on ABC's "Nightline" and "Good Morning America," but the bulk of the interview will air tonight on the network as part of its summer series "Primetime Family Secrets." Mediabistro.
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June 3, 2010
Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the actors who mixed Wednesday in New Mexico with dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives, friends and Taos locals to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass. Hopper's simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at historic San Francisco de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos. Hopper, who was twice nominated for Oscars and earned a star this year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, died Saturday at age 74 at his home in Los Angeles.
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November 4, 1997 | STEVE HOCHMAN
A mid-concert music theory lecture from Joe Jackson doesn't sound like fun, given his reputation for occasional surliness and condescension. But stopping Sunday at the El Rey Theatre for an analysis of the sublime simplicity of "Danny Boy," the English singer-composer proved charming and informative.
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November 11, 1999 | JONATHAN LEVI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About six months ago, an old musician buddy who occasionally pulls out his Stratocaster when he isn't teaching decision theory at Emory, turned me on to the music of the English composer and pop songwriter Joe Jackson. He sensed a compatibility because so many of Jackson's musical precursors were heroes of mine--from the violin-led Curved Air, through the eclectic brotherhood of Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa, to the jazz-drenched Steely Dan and bourbon-soaked Little Feat.
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August 8, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN
The first time Joe Jackson played the Universal Amphitheatre it was 11 years ago, the joint was roofless and the front rows were filled with honest-to-gosh punks who had mistaken Jackson for one of their own and were affectionately spitting on him, much to his enraged chagrin. There were, of course, no misdirected punks in sight on Tuesday at Universal as Jackson made a less contentious appearance at the hall.
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April 22, 1993 | KATHLEEN ROBERTS
Remember when albums were made up of three-minute songs? Though it came along much later, Joe Jackson's debut "Look Sharp!" (11 songs; 36:32 total running time) takes us back to those days. Right after the punk revolution (one-minute songs) and just before the advent of five-minute songs with extended dance mixes, Jackson snuck in this set of straightforward, hook-laden, pop-rock gems.
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June 20, 1999 | HAL BOCK, Associated Press
If Shoeless Joe Jackson conspired to fix the 1919 World Series, he certainly went about it in a strange way. Jackson batted .375 with a record 12 hits and had the only home run of the Series. He drove in six runs and threw out five runners trying to score. "Could have had three others, if bad cutoffs hadn't been made," he once said. But then, with a couple of pitchers and infielders implicated in the Black Sox scandal, it's understandable that some of Jackson's throws weren't handled cleanly.
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May 28, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
There's a very funny song by They Might Be Giants called "Youth Culture Killed My Dog." Serious Joe Jackson, too, is concerned with just what has expired in the wake of the youth culture of the last three decades, and his semi-autobiographical 12th album tracks the jet trail of this new morality, from childish optimism through crushing cynicism and back again. His look-back-in-irony tone is reminiscent of Donald Fagen's "Nightfly" opus, especially in the opening "Tomorrow's World," which looks toward a rosy future with similar space-age optimism.
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November 11, 2009 | Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim
The cost of Michael Jackson's private funeral topped $1 million, with more than half that amount going to buy a crypt in a celebrity-studded Glendale mausoleum and $35,000 spent on clothes for the singer, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Jackson, who died in June, was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in September in a nighttime ceremony arranged by his family and paid for by his estate. The probate judge who signed off on those expenses made public the funeral costs at a hearing in which he also appointed two longtime Jackson associates, entertainment attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, as executors of his estate.
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November 7, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
Michael Jackson's father wants the late singer's estate to help him cover living expenses that exceed $20,000 a month, according to court papers filed Friday. The estate is already paying Jackson's mother a monthly allowance of $26,000 and an attorney for Joe Jackson, 81, wrote in the Los Angeles County Superior Court filing that the family patriarch was entitled to the "same manner" of support. In the papers, his lawyer wrote that Michael Jackson had footed his father's bills for decades.
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August 18, 2009 | Chris Lee
Nearly two months have passed since Michael Jackson's death on June 25. But now, after weeks of wild rumors about the state of his remains and Jackson family in-fighting about where to bury the body, the singer is finally going to be laid to rest, his father said. In interviews with the New York Daily News and People magazine published Monday, Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, said the singer would be buried in a private ceremony at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Cemetery. He said the burial date was set for Aug. 29 -- what would have been the superstar's 51st birthday.
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August 7, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
Michael Jackson was scheduled to undergo a second physical by an insurance company doctor at the time of his death, according to the terms of the policy purchased by the promoter of his planned comeback concerts in London.
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July 14, 2009 | Maria Elena Fernandez
ABC News is being accused of checkbook journalism after landing the first sit-down interview with Joe Jackson following the recent death of his pop superstar son, Michael. Segments of a 45-minute interview with the Jackson family patriarch have already aired on ABC's "Nightline" and "Good Morning America," but the bulk of the interview will air tonight on the network as part of its summer series "Primetime Family Secrets." Mediabistro.
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June 30, 2009 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles Police Department detectives are trying to identify and interview "multiple doctors" who treated or prescribed medication to Michael Jackson going back years, a law enforcement source told The Times. Until now, much of the attention surrounding the pop icon's death has focused on Dr.
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November 7, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
Michael Jackson's father wants the late singer's estate to help him cover living expenses that exceed $20,000 a month, according to court papers filed Friday. The estate is already paying Jackson's mother a monthly allowance of $26,000 and an attorney for Joe Jackson, 81, wrote in the Los Angeles County Superior Court filing that the family patriarch was entitled to the "same manner" of support. In the papers, his lawyer wrote that Michael Jackson had footed his father's bills for decades.
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June 30, 2009 | Harriet Ryan and Joe Mozingo
In the lowest moment of Michael Jackson's life -- his 2005 criminal trial -- his mother, Katherine, was his greatest supporter. In breaks between testimony of witnesses accusing the pop star of molesting young boys, she and her son would repair to a private room in the courthouse with his legal team and she would murmur comforting words to him. "She would tell him that the truth would prevail, that God would help him. She just kept him strong," defense lawyer Thomas A. Mesereau Jr. recalled.
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