Such celebrities as Celine Dion and Jerry Seinfeld are doing their part to help raise money for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The French-Canadian pop diva will headline a five-hour show in Montreal on Friday with about 200 Quebec artists including members of the famed Cirque du Soleil. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help families of the nearly 7,000 people killed or missing in the attacks.
Dion is coming out of her semi-retirement to help but is dedicating herself to raising her eight-month old son Rene-Charles until at least 2003.
Seinfeld and friends, including Bill Cosby, Will Ferrell, Colin Quinn and standup comedian George Wallace, are planning a special Twin Towers charity concert called Stand Up for New York. It will be held Oct. 8 at Carnegie Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Twin Towers Fund and the New York Police and Fire Widow and Children Benefit Fund.
“The entertainment industry always has to be responding, moment to moment, to people’s tastes and feelings,” Seinfeld said. “This is a major shift that happened very suddenly, so it will require an immediate change.”
Tickets for the show range in price from $100 to $2,500, and go on sale Thursday at Carnegie Hall. Tickets can also be ordered by calling (212) 247-7800.