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Friday, September 02, 2005

Celine Dion donates $1 M US to Katrina victims

Singer Celine Dion announced she will be donating $1 Million U.S. to Hurricane victims (MONTREAL, PQ (AP) — Pop mega-star Celine Dion will donate $1 million US to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged several southern U.S. states this week.

The money, offered by Dion and her partners Concerts West/AEG and Dragone, come from the receipts of her Las Vegas show, A New Day, her publicist said in a statement Thursday.

The money will be given to the American Red Cross. Dion's publicists would not provide further details.

Dion joins a lineup of entertainers providing aid to the hurricane victims. Benefit concerts to be shown on U.S. TV networks are also planned by some singers.

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