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Sting cancels Kazakh concert over oil worker dispute

LONDON (Reuters) – British singer Sting has canceled a concert in the Kazakh capital Astana scheduled for Monday after human rights group Amnesty International informed the former Police frontman about what it described as a “crackdown” on oil workers there. Several thousand workers at UzenMunaiGas, a unit of London-listed oil…

GrouponLive: Live Nation and Groupon team up on new ticket site

(Reuters) – Top online group buying site Groupon tied up with Live Nation Inc to launch a new online ticketing deals web site that will allow customers buy tickets to concerts, theatres and other live events at discounted prices. Live Nation Entertainment, which was created by the combination of concert…

Bob Dylan to play first Vietnam concert: promoter

HANOI (AFP) – Legendary American singer Bob Dylan, whose songs became anthems of the 1960s anti-Vietnam War era, will play his first concert in the communist country next month, the promoter said Monday. “The show is on,” Brett Davis, a spokesman for the promoters, told AFP, adding the culture ministry…

Beyonce donated Gaddafi-linked money to Haiti

LOS ANGELES – Grammy-winning singer Beyonce donated money received for a New Year’s Eve concert reportedly for Moamer Kadhafi’s son to help Haiti relief over a year ago, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Beyonce gave the money away as soon as she learned of the Kadhafi connection to the concert at…

Ozzy Osbourne dismisses Israel concert criticism: Too ‘drunk’ to visit in past

JERUSALEM (AFP) – British rocker Ozzy Osbourne, the “Prince of Darkness,” was to perform in Israel on Tuesday despite a string of recent cancellations by other artists protesting its occupation of Palestinian lands. When asked on Sunday whether he had any hesitation about performing in Israel on account of the…

Troops: Refusing to attend Christian concert got us into trouble

The Army said Friday it was investigating a claim that dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band’s concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up. Fort Eustis spokesman Rick Haverinen told The Associated Press he couldn’t comment on…

Anger as Jennifer Lopez set to rock north Cyprus

Pop star Jennifer Lopez will give a concert in the Turkish-held statelet of northern Cyprus later this month, organisers said on Tuesday, amid outrage among Greek Cypriots. The US diva will arrive in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Cyprus (TRNC) on a private jet on July 22 ahead of a…

Lebanon activists call for Placebo gig boycott over Israel

BEIRUT — Lebanese activists called Tuesday for a boycott of British rock band Placebo on the eve of its Lebanon gig for performing in Israel in the wake of the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. “You are not welcome in Lebanon,” Lebanese writer and editor Samah Idriss said…

Elton John performance in Morocco raises outcry

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A concert by Elton John has tested the limits of Morocco’s drive for modernity, probing this Muslim nation’s complex and ambiguous attitudes toward homosexuality like rarely before. Islamists in the North African kingdom were outraged by the gay pop star’s visit, while the royal palace, government…

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