LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's father has arrived at the BET Awards.

Show publicist Bobbi Marcus says Joe Jackson will make an onstage appearance.

Sunday's 2009 BET Awards have been revamped to pay tribute to Michael Jackson, who died on Thursday and influenced many of the entertainers scheduled to attend.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's father has arrived at the BET Awards.

Show publicist Bobbi Marcus says Joe Jackson will make an onstage appearance.

Sunday's 2009 BET Awards have been revamped to pay tribute to Michael Jackson, who died on Thursday and influenced many of the entertainers scheduled to attend.