GARY, Ind. - Michael Jackson's boyhood hometown of Gary is getting ready to celebrate his birthday again.
Event promoter Karvin Johnson tells the Post-Tribune that this year's three-day Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts will focus not only on the famous singer, but also on encouraging new artists.
Johnson says Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and other family members, including Michael Jackson's children, are scheduled to attend.
The festival kicks off Thursday with an orchestra and choir made up of Gary students singing and playing a medley of Michael Jackson songs. The Gary Community School Corp. conducted an audition last week for the lead singer.
The musical performance will be followed by a ceremony Thursday afternoon at Roosevelt High School that will include remarks by local officials.
Valentine's Day brings accumulating snow
It looks like we could be in for our biggest snow of the year on Monday.
Teen takes risk to save dog from drowning
The Indianapolis Fire Department had to rescue a teen from thin ice this week after a dog fell into icy water, but the teen doesn’t…
Snow showers end tonight. Snow returns Sunday!
Accumulating snow on Valentine's Day!
Former state rep. candidate found not guilty
A former candidate for state representative was found not guilty Friday of stalking, forgery and resisting law enforcement.
BCSO: Animal abuse allegations are false
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says allegations of animal neglect made against a Boone County family in a local news report are false…