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China not going Gaga...

China banned 100 songs from the country's Internet, including six from Lady Gaga and two from Katy Perry, as the songs didn't apply for a content review or proper registration with the government, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement on its website.

Websites must delete these songs by Sept. 15, the statement posted Aug. 19 said, adding that they will be punished if they fail to do so.


McLachlan to perform...

Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at a dedication ceremony for the 9/1 1 memorial for Flight 93 in western Pennsylvania.

The National Park Foundation announced Monday the pop vocalist will sing at the Sept. 10 event near Shanksville, where the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 died Sept. 11, 2001. The plane crashed in a field after it's believed the passengers tried to overtake the hijackers.

The Flight 93 National Memorial dedication will include dignitaries and the relatives of those killed in the attack. A "Tower of Voices" memorial is designed to house 40 wind chimes. Organizers have raised most of the estimated $60 million needed for it.

McLachlan has won Grammy Awards for her songs "Building a Mystery" and "I Will Remember You."


Jacksons remember...

Michael Jackson's children and father visited the late pop star's boyhood home in Gary, Ind., as the town celebrated what would have been his 53rd birthday.

Hundreds of fans took part in activities outside the house in Jackson Street over the weekend ahead of Jackson's birthday Monday.

Thirteen-year-old Paris Jackson told WLS-TV that she enjoyed seeing so many fans at the house when she and her brothers, 14-year-old Prince and 9-year-old Blanket, visited Saturday.

The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports that Jackson's father, Joe, attended activities at the home Sunday.

The Jackson family moved from Indiana to California in 1969 after the Jackson 5 struck it big. Jackson died in June 2009.

Meanwhile, Janet Jackson says she will not attend a tribute concert honoring her brother later this year because it coincides with the trial of the doctor charged in the King of Pop's death.

Janet Jackson says in a statement to the Associated Press that the timing of the show would show would make her appearance too difficult.

She joins brothers Jermaine and Randy Jackson, who also have said they will not attend the Oct. 8 show planned for Cardiff, Wales, because it will happen during the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

The show has received support from family matriarch Katherine Jackson and other siblings of the late singer.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin in Murray's trial on Sept. 27.

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