June 26, 2009
Instructors Amanda Buchana, left, and Jason Shearin demonstrate a fox trot move during a class at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia on Thursday.
Colette Nolin, right, practices during a dancing class at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia on Thursday. Nolin has been ballroom dancing for three years and will compete in the Show-Me State Games this Saturday.
Mexican newspapers report the death of U.S. pop star Michael Jackson on their front pages in Mexico City on Friday. The 50-year-old pop star died Thursday, just as he was preparing for a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 at London's 02 arena.
The Hollywood star for the Jackson family on Vine Street in Hollywood is seen Thursday, the day pop icon Michael Jackson died. Jackson's individual star is on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the famous Grauman's Chinese theater; on Thursday, that star was covered up for the premiere of the movie "Bruno."
Christian boys — fans of Michael Jackson — take part in a candlelight memorial to commemorate him in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday. Jackson was due to make his triumphant return to the stage in London next month, but instead his sudden death has left millions of fans feeling they've lost a lifelong friend.
A photograph of Michael Jackson hangs in the front window of the Motown Historical Museum as mourners gather at a shrine at the front steps for singer Michael Jackson on Friday in Detroit.
Tanisha Williams, 35, left, cries on the shoulder of her daughter Tiaunah Williams, 14, outside the boyhood home of pop star Michael Jackson on Friday in Gary, Ind.
Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Maria Superior Court in California in 2005 for his child molestation trial.
Michael Jackson, pictured in 2005, leaves the Santa Maria, Calif., courthouse, where he was acquitted of child molestation charges.
Michael Jackson wasn't yet known as the king of pop when he collected eight Grammy awards for the "Thriller" album.
Michael Jackson performs at the 1993 Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Michael Jackson is seen in file pictures. From top left: 1971, 1977 and 1979. From bottom left: 1983, 1987 and 1990.
Michael Jackson performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 31, 1993.
Michael Jackson, left, performs with James Brown during the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 24, 2003. Jackson later presented Brown with a lifetime achievement award.
Review of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Review of "Off The Wall."
1978 review of "The Wiz."
Fans hoping to pay tribute to pop star Michael Jackson couldn't get access to his Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles because it is covered up for the premiere of the movie 'Bruno.' Here, the star for the Jackson 5 is seen on Vine Street in Hollywood. Jackson died Thursday. He was 50.
Eleanor Lewis holds on to her boom box as she dances to a Michael Jackson song with Ralph Evans in front of the Apollo Theater on Thursday in the Harlem section of New York.
Columbia residents at Stephens Lake Park talk about dealing with the summer heat.