MICHAEL JACKSON'S ADVENTURES IN THE ARABIAN MAGIC KINGDOM

Michael Jackson's image was in tatters. His album sales were flagging. And the tabloids were running out of space to print Jacko stories, ranging from his alleged child molestation to his bizarre marriage to--and divorce from--Lisa Marie Presley. To whom did the troubled singer turn to restart his faltering career? Desert royalty from Saudi Arabia, one of the most culturally isolated nations on earth, where even Beethoven concerts, much less Michael Jackson spectacles, are banned by the government.

Jackson and the prince may be one of the strangest pairings in show business, but Alwaleed seems to be making it work. Last...

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