Gilman to Salute Michael Jackson

Billy Gilman will perform “Ben” at the first of two Michael Jackson tribute concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sept. 7 and 10. Titled Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Solo Years, the bill also includes Britney Spears, ’N Sync, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Ricky Martin, Jill Scott, Shaggy, Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight and Luther Vandross, among others. Jackson himself will perform some of his biggest hits, marking the King of Pop’s first U.S. concert in more than a decade. Jackson also will reunite with his brothers to perform a medley of Jackson 5 classics. The performances will be filmed for a CBS prime time special. 07/09/01