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Link: The Associated Press Jewel would like to set the record straight: She did not bail on Alaskans when two shows were canceled many years ago. And, yes, she'll certainly show up at concerts scheduled this week. "I've never double-booked anything in my life," she says of long-standing reports that she canceled a New Year's Eve concert to ring in 2000 as well as an appearance at the Alaska State Fair in 1996, when she was touring with Neil Young. The 35-year-old singer-songwriter, born Jewel Kilcher and raised in Homer, said she was never booked for the shows by her agency that she knew of and was surprised when people asked about her going to Alaska. It bothers her that so many Alaskans believe she abandoned the shows - some airing their resentments quite vociferously.



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