Jackson family returning to Gary for King of Pop’s 54th birthday

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Updated: August 24, 2012 9:24PM

You can go home again — to Gary. The Indiana city is set to roll out the red carpet for Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine and his three children Prince, Paris and Blanket with the annual celebration of the pop star’s birthday. This year marks what would have been Michael’s 54th. His family is set to attend a series of events — dubbed “Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It?” — for fans Aug. 29-Sept.

1. Here are some of the happenings; all are open to the public:

Aug. 29: MJ’s birthday

3 p.m.: Press conference and meet and greet with Katherine and the kids at Majestic Star Casino, 1 Buffington Harbor Dr. (219) 977-7777.

8 p.m.: Candlelight vigil outside the family’s Gary home at 2300 Jackson St.

9 p.m.: After party at Majestic Star Casino’s Lakeshore Lounge. The party includes open-mic tribute performances from those who won the chance for a 10-minute slot. Attendees must be 21.

Aug. 30

7:10 p.m.: Gary South Shore Railcats join in the Jackson tribute weekend with Michael’s kids throwing out the first pitch. Tickets start at $7 and are available at railcatsbaseball.com.

9 p.m.: After party at Majestic Star Casino’s Lakeshore Lounge

Aug. 31

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosts a dinner with the Gary Chamber of Commerce honoring Katherine Jackson. Gary Chamber of Commerce president Chuck Hughes said a key to the city isn’t on the agenda. “She probably has that already, but there will be heartfelt tributes to her.” Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are in short supply, but still available for $50. Call the Chamber at (219) 885-7407 to purchase.

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7:30 p.m.: Mark Spencer’s West Side Theatre Guild presents the namesake “Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It” tribute concert. Also on the bill is the Gratitude Project, set to perform their original composition “Dear Michael.” Tickets are $35 for general admission, and $50 VIP seating. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the cast. For Jackson fans not able to attend, the event will be streamed live. For information and to buy tickets, facebook.com/jacksonstreet 2012.


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Thanks for sharing this with us. I truly hope there is a good turnout for Michael's birthday. I wonder if Joe or any of the other siblings will be there.

I'm proud to be a child of God and a member of MJ's Army of L.O.V.E.
"Press coverage of my life is like [watching] a fictitious movie...like watching science fiction. It's not true." ~Michael Jackson (2005)

"You should not believe everything you read. You are missing the most important revelations". Craig Harvey 3-15-2012

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Thank you for info - lets see if there will be another apearances one of many MJ masks)).              Admire family for sharing theire private celebration time with public , most b tough especially for children

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Thanks for sharing this info  :icon_razz: Wait for..  :bearhug:

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Thanks 2good just saw on Twitter, according to the agenda, the celebration will be all day, I send you all my love ♥  :bearhug:


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