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Keys, Iglesias Do Jingle Ball

Holiday event to benefit WTC relief effort

October 29, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Alicia Keys, Craig David and Enrique Iglesias are the first artists announced for the 2001 edition of Jingle Ball, New York radio station Z100's annual holiday charity concert.

Promising "the best in today's hit music, from rock to rhythm," organizers plan to announce additional artists each day until Friday, November 2nd. Tickets for this year's event, to be held December 13th at Madison Square Garden, will also go on sale November 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

Proceeds from Jingle Ball 2001 will go to a relief fund set up by Clear Channel Communications to aid families of victims of the WTC tragedy, and to the Ronald McDonald house.

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