Detroit calls off ceremony to name street after Michael Jackson - 8 months ago, 14 June 09:21
An honorary street naming in Detroit for the King of Pop was cancelled Wednesday.
Michael Jackson Avenue was supposed to be officially unveiled Friday in Motor City, just as the late artist's surviving brothers prepared to perform at a weekend concert.
But the ceremony was called off, as members of the Jackson 5 — the family act where Michael Jackson got his start — wondered why the entire group wasn't being honoured.
Under city rules, honorary street names cannot be granted to groups or organizations, only persons, the Detroit Free Press newspaper reported.
A city official told the newspaper that the naming ceremony was called off while a solution is sought.
"We're still working through the process," Stephen Grady told the Free Press.
The street naming was announced in mid-May with much fanfare and two of the Jackson 5 present at a news conference.
The tribute was to ...
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