Michael Jackson’s Mother Plans Events In Indiana

Michael Jackson’s mother says she is returning to her family’s Indiana hometown to celebrate what would have would have been her son’s 54th birthday.

An announcement released Tuesday by a representative of Katherine Jackson states the events in Gary, Ind., will be attended by the singer’s three children as well.

A candlelight vigil is planned for Aug. 29 outside the family’s home on Jackson’s 54th birthday.

The celebration is being dubbed: “Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It?”

Details on the events, including a tribute concert and an event honoring Katherine Jackson are posted on a Facebook page for the event, www.facebook.com/jacksonstreet2012.

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Leaving court after a hearing for Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, in Los Angeles.

The Jackson family moved to Los Angeles as Michael and other siblings pursued their burgeoning music careers, but have kept connections to their Indiana hometown.