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Current list of participants at Michael Jackson’s public memorial service:

Ron Boyd
Kobe Bryant
Mariah Carey
Andrae Crouch Choir
Berry Gordy
Jennifer Hudson
Shaheen Jafargholi
Magic Johnson
Bernice A. King
Martin Luther King III
John Mayer
Lionel Richie
Smokey Robinson
Rev. Al Sharpton
Brooke Shields
Pastor Lucious Smith
Stevie Wonder

Who Will Not be Attending:

Deborah Rowe – Michael’s former wife, who is seeking a court order that she have custody over two of Michael’s three children.

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Michael Jackson, who helped put MTV on the map, will become, at least for a couple hours, literally MJTV worldwide.

Michael Jackson’s July 7th funeral tribute will be carried live by at least these television and cable networks:

CNN International
E! Entertainment

The only question is – what is wrong with the other major news networks? CBS and Fox are apparently still deciding – as if they have something else people would rather watch on 10:00 am on a Tuesday. These are ‘news’ networks, aren’t they?

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CONFIRMED date and location for a service for Michael Jackson is:

NOTE: No viewing is confirmed. Michael’s body will be buried before this public event.

Date: Tuesday, July 7th
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Staples Center – Downtown Los Angeles

Information about making travel arrangements for the Michael Jackson ceremoney are here.

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From Neverland Ranch Los Angeles is about two hours away. Presumably, you can find plenty of additional activities in the Los Angeles / Hollywood area.

Heading the other direction, north, Hearst Castle is 1.5 hours from Neverland. It is a very scenic drive along the coast and the Castle is an amazing sight, both inside and out. There are at least four different tours of the Castle (it is that large) and they sell out quickly.

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The address for Neverland Ranch is:

5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd
Los Olivos, CA 93441

You can use this address with services like Yahoo, Google, MapQuest, to get driving directions.

Here is a map showing the general location of Neverland in relation to major California cities:

Neverland is located North of Los Angeles. Keep in mind it is not an easy or quick trek to Neverland.

Here is an OLD map of Neverland Ranch:

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Public funeral service information:

Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Staples Center

Airport Locations if You Want to Visit Los Angeles:

This is the order of airports closest to downtown Los Angeles. Remember, the airport closest to downtown may not be the airport closest to your hotel.

1. Los Angeles International (airport code LAX) – 12 miles away.
2. Burbank – Hollywood (airport code BUR) – 12 miles away.
3. Long Beach (airport code LGB) – 17 miles away.
4. Orange County (airport code SNA) – 34 miles away.
5. Ontario (airport code ONT) – 37 miles away.
6. Oxnard – Ventura (airport code OXR) – 56 miles away.
7. George Air Force Bace (airport code VCV) – 61 miles away.
8. Carlsbad (airport code CLD) – 84 miles away.
9. Santa Barbara (airport code SBA) – 95 miles away.
10. Palm Springs (airport code PSP) – 101 miles away.

Airport Locations if You Want to Visit Neverland Ranch:

This is the order of airports closest to Neverland Ranch. Remember, the airport closest to Neverland Ranch may not be the airport closest to your hotel.

1. Santa Barbara (airport code SBA) – 23 miles away.
2. Santa Maria (airport code SMX) – 25 miles away.
3. San Luis Obispo (airport code SBP) – 49 miles away.
4. Oxnard – Ventura (airport code OXR) – 61 miles away.
5. Bakersfield (airport bode BFL) – 80 miles away.
6. Burbank – Hollywood (airport code BUR) – 105 miles away.
7. Los Angeles International (airport code LAX) – 110 miles away.
8. Visalia (airport code VIS) – 121 miles away.
9. Long Beach (airport code LGB) – 127 miles away.
10. Orange County (airport code SNA) – 146 miles away.

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