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Michael Jackson Exhibit Brings Crowds and Media to Grammy Museum

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In light of Michael Jackson's death, a small and recently closed exhibit featuring some of the pop star's wardrobe selections made a return yesterday at the Grammy Museum in downtown LA. Fans, the media and even one impersonator flocked the museum Friday, increasing the usual attendance and drawing more interest for the weekend when even larger crowds are expected. Michael Jackson: HIStyle features the suit worn on the Thriller album cover, two gloves and more. In the same rotunda, an original Grammy documentary repeats throughout the day.

Today also marks the opening of a new exhibit directly next to Michael Jackson's. I Am, I Said: Selections from the Neil Diamond Collection includes stage costumes, his early guitar, original hand written lyrics, among other artifacts. They will be on display through early 2010. Other special exhibits include works by Hollywood-based punk photographer Moshe Brakha and Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom, a history of activism and music (from the revolutionary war to civil rights to Iraq). Later this year, a new exhibit in honor of Woodstock's 40th anniversary will open.