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'N Sync Back on Jackson Show

Boy band resolve scheduling conflict to appear at anniversary bash

September 4, 2001 12:00 AM ET

'N Sync are back on board for Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 7th. The group cancelled its appearance two weeks ago citing scheduling conflicts.

The show's producer David Gest made the announcement, explaining that 'N Sync were scheduled to rehearse their MTV Video Music Awards performance on at the same time that Jackson was rehearsing for his two-night stand at Madison Square Garden. With the scheduling glitch resolved, 'N Sync will now appear on the show as planned to perform the Jackson 5 classic "Dancing Machine" with the original group.

Meanwhile, the list of those who will appear at the September 7th and 10th shows is getting longer. Recently added were Eminem, Alicia Keys, Roberta Flack and Patti LaBelle.

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