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ReMake Estate: Brand New Day.

ReMake Estate is a really cool project going on in Gary (Indiana) in which an abandoned house on 24th and Massachutsetts will be reborn as a meeting space and a community garden.  The project is being organized in conjunction with interested local community groups and Australian-based artists Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg.  The artists (from an Australian Collective called You Are Here) are heavily influenced by the aesthetics of The Wiz (yessssss!), in honor of Gary’s most famous son, Michael Jackson.

In other MJ related news, according to the Gary Post-Tribune, the City of Gary is moving forward with plans to build a Memorial/Museum dedicated to Michael Jackson. Rudy Clay, the Mayor of Gary, was quoted at saying the only thing that could come between the City and the Memorial is “it’s people”.

 

images from the project….


Cult Movie of the Week: Jacksons an American Dream

Yeah, I said it.  Angela Bassett, Terence Howard, dude from Welcome Back, Kotter Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, etc., in the story of Gary, Indiana’s most famous sons (and daughters).   I recently pulled out my (second) dub of this.  It’s a textbook cult classic:  lines you can’t forget, larger than life characters… and untouchably-dope music.  Since I couldn’t make it to London to snag tickets to the gloved one’s “final” tour, this will have to suffice.  Below is that scene when Katherine finds Joseph’s been cheating.  You know what’s next. She don’t wont him, she don’t wont him, she don’t wont him no mo’…..