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Osmonds celebrate 50th anniversary in entertainment business

The Osmonds gather this summer in Las Vegas for a television special celebrating their half-century in the entertainment business.

All seven Osmonds - Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy - are scheduled to be on stage Aug. 13 and 14 for the show being videotaped at The Orleans Hotel Showroom, publicist Kevin Sasaki said from Los Angeles on Thursday. Tickets for the live shows range from $75 to $125 (from 56 to 93 EUR).

"The Osmonds 50th Anniversary, starring The Osmond Brothers, with special guests Donny, Marie, and Jimmy," will be broadcast on America's PBS television stations in March of 2008.

In their 50 years in the entertainment industry, the Osmonds have recorded 142 albums and starred in a variety of television shows, including ABC-TV's "Donny & Marie" variety show (1976-1979) which always opened with "I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit rock 'n' roll."