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Music News This Week - 2001-08-29

This sounds almost too horrid to be real, but pieces supposedly from the wreckage of Patsy Cline's death plane will be going up for sale on the ebay internet auction site later this week. Two brothers from Jackson, Tennessee, own the pieces, believed to be from the wreckage of Cline's Piper Commanche aircraft, which crashed on March 5, 1963, killing the singer and three other passengers.

The Country Music Hall of Fame says it won't be bidding on the pieces, but is asking any potential buyers to loan them to the Hall, which already has parts of the plane in its archives. Minimum bid, by the way, is $100,000. The auction begins August 31.

Congratulations to Shania Twain and husband "Mutt" Lange. The singing star turns 36 tomorrow and received an early gift with the birth of her first child August 12. The baby boy is named Eja. But no other details about the little bundle of joy have been released, however.

In a striking contrast to fellow Canadian diva Celine Dion, who kept the world updated on her pregnancy from almost the moment she conceived son Rene-Charles, Shania Twain became a virtual recluse in home in Switzerland, after announcing she was expecting a baby last winter.

And in case your wondering where the baby's name comes from, the Toronto Sun has reported that the country superstar wrote a song with that name in 1996, hoping sales from the relatively-unknown single would help raise money for charities that feed hungry children.

The latest word is that Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary show, scheduled for September 7 and 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden, may include a tribute to "The Wiz."

The 1978 remake of "The Wizard of Oz" starred Diana Ross as Dorothy. But rumors have singer Monica set to play the role of Dorothy in the updated version. Although industry sources have also attached Jill Scott and Al Jarreau to this part of Michael's party, that has not been confirmed.

What is certain, though, is that the Jackson 5 will be performing together for the first time in 11 years, during the September 7 show.