In a brief departure from my Middle East/South Asia blogging, I covered the death of the King of Pop here in Los Angeles yesterday for Polaris Images and the Huffington Post. I’ve never covered a non-political related event before but Jackson was a global star and it’s not the usual utterly vapid entertainment story. His early career and style shaped the lives on many from Brentwood to Bahrain.
Today I heard on NPR that some of Jackson’s most infamous concert gear would be on display at the Grammy Award museum downtown. With the help of the museum’s PR person, I was able to get access to a limited display to photograph including the white suit Jackson wore on the Thriller album cover.