Michael Jackson's hometown Gary, Ind. hosts 3-day celebration

August 29, 2013 (GARY, Ind.)

It's taking place outside the Gary, Indiana home where Jackson lived as a child.

Organizers say Jackson's mother Katherine wanted to give back to the Jackson's home town while honoring her son. She watched Thursday's performers along with her grandsons, Prince and Blanket.

A photo exhibit that includes rare images of Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five has also opened this week in Gary. Thursday would have been the King of Pop's 55th birthday.

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