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Jackie Evancho to Perform at Cirque Du Soleil Benefit Show in Las Vegas

The extravaganza supports a global philanthropic cause aimed at ensuring clean water for all.

Jackie Evancho will perform as part of an unprecedented Cirque du Soleil extravaganza at the Bellagio's "O" Theatre in Las Vegas on March 22 to support a global philanthropic effort called ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP on World Water Day, according to the singing star's website.

ONE DROP, a nonprofit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, works to secure water access by implementing integrated and unique water projects around the world and to reverse the growing water crisis by raising awareness for water-related issues.

Since its inception in 2007, ONE DROP has worked to provide access to clean, safe water for more than 300,000 people.

For the first time, all seven Cirque du Soleil shows on the Las Vegas strip close their doors to collaborate in the once-in-a-lifetime spectacular featuring more than 200 Cirque du Soleil performers alongside special guests including Jackie.

She will participate in a stunning water-and-aerial performance celebrating the earth as an artistic creation and highlight water as the essence of life within the earth's ecosystem.

Prince Albert II of Monaco is serving as honorary chair for ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP. In 2006, Prince Albert created the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation that supports sustainable and ethical projects around the world focusing on three main challenges: climate change and developing renewable energies; combating the loss of biodiversity; and water management (improving universal access to clean water) and fighting desertification.

Proceeds raised from ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP will support the organization's worldwide critical clean water access and education programs and a portion of the proceeds raised this night will go to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve and its ongoing effort to support water conservation and sustainable living in the Las Vegas Valley.

Jackie will perform in Las Vegas again on Saturday, April 13, at the Smith Center.

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Joe Merkt February 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Cindy, Thanks for posting this article. It's great to see Jackie using her enormous talent to support so many charitable causes. This event should be spectacular and do a lot to raise awareness about issues that affect the entire world. Joe Merkt Thompsons Station, TN
James Dale Barrington February 21, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Well said Joe... Creation comes as a whole gift, and already we know that Jackie is involved with several causes. We have one planet, and it most definitely needs our attention now. What a great organization, and I am very glad to see so many entertainers participate within it. Jackie, however, will be to the event as 'pure spring water,' no question... - Thanks Cindy...
Joel February 21, 2013 at 01:57 PM
You gotta love that girl and her family.
Cindy Cusic Micco February 21, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Thanks! It does sound like it will be a spectacular event!
Terry Baker February 21, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Jackie has a caring heart and puts her concern for the world into action through her active involvement in various causes such as the Humane Society of the United States where she serves as Ambassador for Animals as well as spokesperson for Mission Humane - a program that guides children in helping animals. Jackie has also lent her voice (literally) to worthy causes by performing at several high-profile charitable fund raisers such as Muhammad Ali's "Celebrity Fight Night" in it's fight to find a cure for Parkinson's disease, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation's annual "So The World May Hear" gala which raises money to provide hearing aids to millions worldwide. So, In addition to her amazing singing voice Jackie has another "voice" with which to communicate her passionate desire to make the world a better place. Her fame gives Jackie a great opportunity to put her beliefs into action, and when Jackie speaks, people listen. It's wonderful to see Jackie reach and affect others closer to her own age and how she serves as a great role model for them. But young or old, Jackie's appeal is universal. She strikes a common chord and touches the hearts of people of all ages and nationalities. Terry Baker Minneapolis, MN
Norm Rustic April 02, 2013 at 07:10 AM
How apropos! Having her sing, "Your time has come to shine.......All your dreams are on their way." Cirque du Soleil gets it.

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