Chicago Celebrates Joe Jackson’s 80th Birthday (Jackson 5, Michael, Janet)
Press Release: Chicago, Illinois – July 15, 2008
Legendary music icon and businessman, Joe Jackson will celebrate his 80th Birthday in the Windy City on July 24, 2008. Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and the Jackson 5, will bring Hollywood to
Chicago in a star studded, Hollywood style extravaganza at the exclusive Chicago hot spot, The Joynt Retro Club.
Clay of Gary, Indiana will present Joe Jackson with the Key to the city
of Gary in an honorary ceremony where rededication of the former family
residential street, Jackson Street will be renamed to Jackson Family
Boulevard in tribute to the famous family on July 22, 2008 at City Hall.
Jackson is also in production of his new reality show, “Meet Joe
Jackson,” which will chronicle the life of Mr. Jackson in his quest to
reunite his sons, The Jackson’s. The show will also follow Mr. Jackson
as he develops new artists for his Chicago-based company, Chi-Coast
Entertainment with his business partner, Rick Neville, and feature his
Hayvenhurst clothing line.
Filmmaker, Mark Brown and his
production company XONGER, will produce the new reality show. Brown is
responsible for producing such films as Barbershop, Barbershop 2, and
Two Can Play That Game, and currently executive producer of “Baldwin
Hills” aired on the BET network.
A film crew from the reality show will capture the party and events to be aired this fall.