The Jacksons Unity Tour

The Jacksons Unity Tour can only be a bittersweet outing for fans. It will be great to see brothers Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine (with Randy making it five again), but ... It was like the recent New Edition concert at UIC Pavilion. When the group -- Ronnie Devoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill stepped on the stage, you could feel the energy deflate a little, as there was no Bobby Brown. The energy level will be over the top for the Jackson clan, no doubt. But it won't reach the crying, screaming and fainting level without Michael. Why go: Marlon has always been your favorite Jackson. Reconsider: Even a hologram of Michael won't make up for the loss. 8 p.m. Friday at Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind.; $55-$80; 800-745-3000,
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