Gary, IN is cooking up plans to build a Michael Jackson hotel, a museum and a performing arts center in the Jackson family’s hometown, as part of ‘The Jackson Family Project’ aimed at honoring the King of Pop’s legacy.
Michael Jackson at White House & Gary Mayor Rudy Clay in front of Jackson home
Michael Jackson was born on Aug 20, 1958 in Gary, and the family lived at their home on 2300 Jackson St until 1971, at which time they moved to Los Angeles to further the musical career of the Jackson 5 group.
Joe Jackson – Michael Jackson’s father, accompanied by Rudy Clay – Mayor of the town of Gary, IN – was in Las Vegas late last month, meeting with investors and partners for the hotel and museum project, according to a statement by Brendan Theater Corp. Read More »
Indianapolis Museum of Art
I heard on the radio yesterday that this time of year is the most popular time for men to propose marriage to their sweeties…the holidays are definitely in full swing, and arm-locked, bundled up couples are everywhere to be seen. A good friend who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana mentioned that she mentioned that she and her honey are planning to go to Sybaris Pool Suites for a little romantic getaway – and I said “hey! I wrote about that in one of my blogs!” I had forgotten that Sybaris has a location there as well. I’ll have to report back on how they like it! I’m a little worried about how they will react to there being no Internet connection, but hopefully they’ll have a great time. If it were me, I’d definitely splurge on a room with a slide that goes down to the pool…how fun is that?
I personally like the look of the Canterbury Hotel. This beautiful hotel has a nice assortment of couples packages and chocolate truffles are left on your pillow at night! (During turndown service, not while you’re sleeping, of course.) The Sweetheart Package includes champagne and strawberries with cream…yum. It’s right in downtown Indianapolis too, which is great for couples who want a night out on the town.
My verdict is still out on The Villa Inn. I’ve never been, so I can’t actually comment on how good or bad this place is, and the wide range of comments is realyl interesting. Some people loved it, and some people…well, let’s just say they’re not going back. It looks like a castle though! And it has a spa. Most of the poorer reviews comment on the service…I’d probably still go check this place out though, just for how it looks.
Photo Credits: hibino, jglazer75