Nobel Peace concert gathers world's stars

Dec. 8, 2003 at 1:56 PM

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Some of the world's most popular entertainers will gather Tuesday in preparation for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

The performance, which will be held Thursday, will honor Shirin Ebadi, who is scheduled to receive the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday. Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, judge and writer, who has advocated for democracy and human rights, particularly for children and women.

American musicians Tim McGraw and Rosanne Cash will join other international artists, including the Britain's Robert Plant, Jan Werner and Lene Marlin of Norway, France's Roberto Alagna, Ireland's The Chieftains and Orchestra Baobab from Senegal. Actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones will host the concert.

The 2002 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak during the event.

The Nobel Peace Prize Concert will be broadcast Dec. 21 in the United States on the A&E Network.

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