Interactive cross-country road trip
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Motown Historical Museum in Detroit( Mark Milian / Los Angeles Times )
Driving through downtown, I was starting to take notes on the bleak atmosphere of the auto manufacturing city. It quickly became obvious why Detroit ranked at the bottom of a recent TripAdvisor survey of users.
My trek took a detour when I received a message from a Twitter follower about Michael Jackson.
By the time I checked into my hotel, news of his death was spreading. So I hopped back in my car and fired up Google Maps software on my iPhone, entering the words, "Motown Museum."
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Pictured: Locals converge on the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit on the night of Michael Jackson's death.