Fans of music legend, Michael Jackson, will mark the first anniversary of the pop starâ€™s death by visiting his Los Angeles grave site and his childhood home, while museum exhibitions will also be held.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park is expecting large crowds today when fans pay their respects at Jackson’s mausoleum.The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce anticipates people visiting the singer’s star on the Walk of Fame.
Hollywood is also letting fans get a glimpse of the $300,000 wax figure of Michael Jackson in the museum’s courtyard, where the figure will be featured in the “Pop Icon” exhibition beginning this weekend.
Jackson’s childhood hometown is having a tribute today at his former house and the mayor says his mother is among the people expected to attend.
The late King of Popâ€™s mother, Katherine Jackson, will attend the event along with her granddaughter, Genevieve Jackson, the daughter of Randy Jackson.
The event will include speeches, performances and a candlelight vigil.
The flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and signs that covered the front lawn for weeks after Jackson’s death from an overdose of sedatives, are gone.
The tiny house already has a new roof, a fresh coat of white paint, newly poured concrete along the walkway and driveway and is surrounded by a black wrought iron fence.
In Detroit, fans are also visiting the Jackson 5 exhibition at the Motown Historical Museum which opened on Tuesday.
On display are photographs, awards and uniforms the group wore throughout its career.
Museum chief curator,Â Lina Stephens says the exhibit celebrates the life of Jackson and acknowledges the Jackson 5’s “contribution to the Motown story.”
It will be open through October.