Jackson Memorial In Gary Set To Be Another Big Tribute

MICHAEL JACKSON's father JOE JACKSON and civil rights leaders REVD. AL SHARPTON and REVD. JESSE JACKSON will be a part of a memorial to the King of Pop in his hometown Gary, Indiana.
The trio will join city Mayor Rudy Clay in paying tribute to the late pop superstar at the U.S. Steelyard Stadium, where Gary native Deneice Williams, who attended the late star's Los Angeles memorial on Tuesday (07Jul09), Joe Jackson's business partner Marshall Thompson and his soul group the Chi-Lites, Quiet Storm and local acts will perform Jackson tunes in front of an expected 6,000 fans.
The four-hour event is free to fans and will culminate with a performance of Jackson's charity anthem We Are The World by the 500 Voice Choir.
Organisers have refused to confirm or deny reports Jackson will lie in state at the memorial, but a spokeswoman for Mayor Clay has revealed city officials have asked Joe Jackson to bring his son's body to Gary, where the King of Pop spent the first 11 years of his life.


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