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Mayor: Jackson's Dad To Attend Ind. Hometown Event

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GARY, Ind. (AP) - The mayor of Gary, Ind. says Michael Jackson's father will attend a memorial service for the pop icon in the family's hometown.

Mayor Rudy Clay said Thursday that along with Joe Jackson, the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will also be at the event Friday at The Steel Yard baseball park in Gary - a couple miles from Jackson's boyhood home.

Clay says Gary's memorial will serve as a tribute to the Jackson family's contributions to the music industry.

The Jacksons moved from Gary, located 30 miles southeast of Chicago, after the Jackson 5 recorded their first album in 1969.

Streams of fans have visited the Jacksons' former home in Gary since the pop star's death last month.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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