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Gary officials make plans for Michael Jackson museum

From Lafayette/ West Lafayette, Indiana

FROM BLACKNEWS.COM — Gary officials hope a planned museum honoring native son Michael Jackson will bring as many visitors as Elvis Presley's Graceland does. But attendance at other sites honoring the King of Pop and other popular entertainers suggests the numbers could be less than Mayor Rudy Clay predicts. Joe Jackson, the singer's father, and project promoter Simon Sahouri say preliminary research indicates 500,000 to 750,000 visitors a year could visit Gary as a result of the development.

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