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New Michael Jackson Exhibit Opens at Grammy Museum Today

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Retna photographer Erik Ward snaps shots of the Michael Jackson: HIStyle exhibit earlier this summer. | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist


Retna photographer Erik Ward snaps shots of the Michael Jackson: HIStyle exhibit earlier this summer. | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
Since February, the Grammy Museum has hosted a special exhibit featuring some of Michael Jackson's glitzy clothes. It was scheduled to come down this summer, but following his death, the media storm jumped onto the museum--even Larry King did a live episode from there--and the exhibit turned into one of the city's various ad hoc memorial points (other ones included his Hollywood Star and the Encino family compound).

With tonight's premiere of the MJ documentary "This is It" across the street from the museum, it made sense to open the exhibit today.

Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy features the previously displayed fedora and gloves, embellished jackets, original lyrics, a Jackson 5 stage costume and more artifacts never exhibited before. A new collage of his appearances at Grammy Award shows will be shown on eight video monitors along with taped shout outs from his friends.

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And then this craziness, from the museum press release: "Perhaps the most exciting element, the exhibit will feature a new interactive experience which will allow visitors to dance on a floor of light-up tiles, mimicking Jackson’s own moves in the 'Billie Jean' music video."

The exhibit will run through next summer.