With the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s untimely death right around the corner, whether you were a fan or not, it’s still hard to believe that his candle has truly burned out.
On June 25th, fans will be able to access the Forest Lawn Memorial Park’s cemetery grounds where the King of Pop was laid to rest along with other fellow entertainment icons like Nat King Cole, John Ritter, Sammy Davis Jr., David Carradine, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, George Burns, Ed McMahon, Walt Disney, and Jean Harlow – the only hitch is that they won’t be allowed anywhere near his actual mausoleum.
In the meantime, the music legend’s father, Joe Jackson, revealed that a $300 million Gary, Indiana-based Jackson Family Performing Arts Center and Museum is in phase one of construction and following its estimated 3-5 year completion, additional global satellites will be built.
Sited on 300 acres of land, the arts center will document the rags-to-riches story of the Jackson family and feature every conceivable entertainment facility including on-site transportation, accommodations, housing, a conference center, television studio, concert hall, movie theater, nightclub, retail shops/restaurants and even an eco-friendly golf course.
If you consider all of the water and chemicals typically used to keep turf alive and kicking, the seemingly innocuous pastime of putting a few balls ends up being an eco no-no.
Hopefully, the Jackson family will emulate what Justin Timberlake did with his Audubon-certified Mirimichi course by sticking with native grasses, using organic fertilizers and rallying around the good old fashioned yet effective practice of tackling weeds with a little elbow grease!
Via Art Info