GARY | Michael Jackson fans from around the world are expected to descend upon his childhood home for the Michael Jackson King of Pop Tribute Festival of the Arts, 2014, which kicked off Thursday.
Irina Eropolova, of Moscow, Russia, right, with friend and fellow fan Catherine M. Gross of Riverdale, Ill., closes her eyes and feels the music as singer Denise Michelle performs during the opening ceremony for the Michael Jackson King of Pop Tribute Festival of the Arts 2014.
Willie "Willie The Entertainer" Osborn, 7, of Lansing, shows off his dance moves as the opening ceremony kicks off for the Michael Jackson King of Pop Tribute Festival of the Arts 2014.
Katherine Jackson, mother of late pop star Michael Jackson, hugs young fan Willie "Willie The Entertainer" Osborn, 7, of Lansing, during the opening ceremony for the Michael Jackson King of Pop Tribute Festival of the Arts 2014 at Jackson's childhood home in Gary. Osborn drew crowds for his …
GARY | Admirers of Michael Jackson and his musical family have "got to be there" when local festivities kick off Thursday at the King of Pop's annual birthday celebration.
GARY | A merchandise pickup site next to Michael Jackson's childhood home is set to open the weekend of what would have been the pop star's 56th birthday.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
If Michael Jackson was still alive today, he would have just celebrated his 55th birthday and the world would know the outcome of his comeback efforts. He might be embarking on a new career in filmmaking and probably would be nudging his eldest son in the same direction.
Michael Jackson and his brothers are celebrated in the photo exhibit "Never Can Say Goodbye - Celebrating the King of Pop and J5," which opened with a reception Aug. 28 at South Shore Event Center at Majestic Star Casino in Gary. Katherine Jackson, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and more than 3…
Katherine Jackson, front, speaks after a ceremony opening an exhibit featuring her children through their years of performing , including Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5.
GARY | Gary's most celebrated native and his brothers are being honored in a rare photo exhibit that debuted Wednesday at South Shore Event Center at Majestic Star Casino in Gary.
Here's a look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead.
Katherine Jackson has sent a letter thanking Gary workers, fans and others for the tribute to her late son, Michael Jackson, that ran Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in the city.
GARY | Katherine Jackson, mother of late pop superstar Michael Jackson, was the guest of honor at a special dinner Friday hosted by the Gary Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson at Majestic Star Casino & Hotel.
There'll be a great celebration at 2300 Jackson Street and other locales in Gary this week.
GARY | The life and legacy of Michael Jackson will be honored during a weeklong series of events in the area starting Friday.
GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Representatives of Jackson Family Matriarch Katherine Jackson, Majestic Star Casino, The Gary Chamber of Commerce and the Gary RailCats will host a press conference at noon on Friday, August 17 at City Hall,401 Broadway, Gary Room (2nd floor).
Gary residents can expect “four days of celebration” while Michael Jackson's mother and his three children return to the late singer's hometown.
Introducing a Lollapalooza Chicago weekend including filmmaker Michael Moore hosting superstar Kristen Bell and other luminaries at the 8th annual Traverse City FF and Michael Jackson's family plans a birthday party in Gary, Indiana.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.
Fans of the iconic Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 can still share a piece of their musical performance history in the region.
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