Spike Lee To Mark Jackson’s Birthday With NYC Bash
First Published: August 18, 2009 11:50 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
New York, N.Y. -- Spike Lee is organizing a block party-style celebration in Brooklyn to mark Michael Jackson’s birthday.
The filmmaker’s bash in Kings County for the late King of Pop will be on Aug. 29, when Jackson would have turned 51.
DJ Spinna will be spinning all things Michael Jackson.
Lee, a Brooklyn native, and Jackson collaborated on the music video for “They Don’t Care About Us.”
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will proclaim Aug. 29 “Michael Jackson Day” at the celebration.
Jackson will be buried the same day in Hollywood Hills. He died June 25 in California.
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