From the Times‘ Arts Beat blog:
Reaction in New York | 7:51 p.m.
Mr. Jackson first performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in 1969 at
the age of 9. The Jackson 5 won Amateur Night. “We will always remember
Michael in our hearts as a true Apollo legend, known for his
professionalism and grace,” said Jonelle Procope, the president of the
Apollo Theater Foundation. “Our sympathy goes out to his entire family.
He will be deeply missed.”