Stagefright sufferer Carly Simon is braving her fears to perform her first concert in a decade at Christmas (04).

The YOU'RE SO VAIN singer will perform with gospel star Bebe Winans at New York's Apollo Theater on 17 and 18 December (04).

The concert, MIRACLE ON 125TH STREET, will feature the pair's favourite festive tunes.

Simon released acclaimed albums of Christmas songs, CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE and CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE AGAIN, in 2002 and 2003.

03/11/2004 21:18