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By Bruno Blumenfeld, NY Daily News

Sunday, May 12th 2002

Jewel Kilcher, the multiplatinum Alaskan singer-songwriter who lived in a van before hitting it big, is nothing if not intrepid. So when she was thrown from a horse last month, breaking a rib and her collarbone, she vowed she wouldn't miss too many dates of her European tour. According to her official Web site (, Jewel picks up the tour in Stuttgart,
Germany, tomorrow - singing only. She won't be able to play guitar until around June 14, when her tour hits the States.

The site's calendar not only announces concert dates, but has a schedule of Jewel's many television appearances, from showings of her first (and only) movie role, in Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil," to reruns of her "Saturday Night Live" performances (preserved on Comedy Central) and various appearances on VH1, Lifetime and other networks. The Scrapbook features Jewel's biography and a cache of photos. Click Favorites to see which artists Jewel admires - among them Rickie Lee Jones, Allison Crowe and Cowboy Junkies.

There are audio clips from Jewel's recent album, "This Way," and clips from the video for the single "Break Me" and behind-the-scenes footage of the video shoot. An excerpt from an inspirational book, "The Architecture of All Abundance," written by Jewel's mother, Lenedra Carroll, illustrates how she and her daughter approach Jewel's career from a spiritual perspective. It's here for the reading. Chances to win an autographed copy of a book chronicling Jewel's last world tour, play the trivia game Bites and Baubles and shop for clothes, posters and sheet music round out the site.