Work on Michael Jackson Performing Arts Center to Begin Soon

8 June 2010 (Last Updated June 8th, 2010 18:30)

Work will soon begin on the proposed Jackson Family Museum and Michael Jackson Performing Arts and Cultural Center and theatres in Jackson's hometown of Gary, Indiana, in the US. The $300m centre is to be built in tribute to the late musician, who announced plans for the centre in 2003.

Work will soon begin on the proposed Jackson Family Museum and Michael Jackson Performing Arts and Cultural Center and theatres in Jackson's hometown of Gary, Indiana, in the US.

The $300m centre is to be built in tribute to the late musician, who announced plans for the centre in 2003.

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said the project would receive funding from the Jackson Family Foundation, investors and donations, according to the Associated Press.