MONTREAL (Reuters) — French-Canadian pop diva Celine Dion will headline a five-hour show in Montreal on Friday to raise money for victims of the Sept. 11 suicide attacks in the United States, her agent said on Tuesday.
Dion, who emerged from semi-retirement to sing "God Bless America" on last week's televised special America: A Tribute to Heroes, will appear in the show on Friday to sing her hit song "L'amour Existe Encore (Love Still Exists)."
About 200 Quebec artists, including members of the famed Cirque du Soleil, are slated to take part in the "Quebec-New York" benefit at the Molson Centre, home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens.
Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help families of the nearly 7,000 people killed or missing in the terrorist attacks.
Dion, 33, is on a three-year sabbatical from show business to take care of her eight-month-old son Rene-Charles. The singer, who is married to her manager, Rene Angelil, said she will make a comeback in a musical in Las Vegas in 2003.