Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Celine Dion Donates Vegas Show Proceeds as She Returns after 'Nightmare' Shooting

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Celine Dion Donates Vegas Show Proceeds as She Returns after 'Nightmare' Shooting

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Celine Dion returns to Vegas residency

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LAS VEGAS - Celine Dion delivered an impassioned speech on Tuesday night as she returned to her Las Vegas show two days after a mass shooting in the city.

The Quebec singer stepped in front of the closed curtains before the show got underway and acknowledged that many in the audience might be struggling with whether it was appropriate to attend a concert so soon after the "nightmare" killings.

She said it was a question she asked herself too.

"The reason that I decided to do the show so soon is more than to just sing," Dion said in video footage posted by fans online.

"It is to show love and support for those who are affected."

Dion has long been a staple of the Vegas scene with her various residencies at Caesars Palace over the past 15 years. It raised questions about whether she would decide to forgo some performances after at least 59 people were killed and 527 wounded at a nearby music festival. …

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