The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 19, 2013

Osmond's concert in Blue Earth canceled

BLUE EARTH — A benefit concert featuring Merrill Osmond that was planned for Saturday at the Faribault County Fairgrounds has been canceled.

Organizer Cara Marie said Osmond canceled the show due to scheduling complications that arose from substituting for brother Donny in a Las Vegas show after he injured himself during a performance earlier this week.

In a statement released through Marie, Osmond expressed "sincere apologies." Purchased tickets will be refunded, and Marie said she is hoping to reschedule the concert later this fall.

Marie organized the concert to raise funds and awareness for the disease that claimed her mother's life in 2008, a rare and little understood affliction called pulmonary arterial hypertensive scleroderma. She said who have questions or need refunds can call 720-860-4020.

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