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Spike Lee to mark Jackson's birthday with NYC bash

Director Spike Lee
Director Spike Lee
Peter Kramer, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee is marking Michael Jackson's birthday with a block party-style celebration — in New York City's Borough of Kings.

The filmmaker's bash for the late King of Pop will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 29, when Jackson would have turned 51.

DJ Spinna will be spinning all things Michael Jackson.

Lee, a Brooklyn native, and Jackson collaborated on the music video for "They Don't Care About Us."

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will proclaim Aug. 29 "Michael Jackson Day" at the celebration.

Jackson will be buried the same day at Forest Lawn-Glendale near Los Angeles. He died June 25 in California.