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Michigan Welcomes Madonna to Film Fest

August 3, 2008

Madonna arrived in the resort town of Traverse City, Mich., Saturday as one of the headliners of a film festival founded by fellow Michigan native Michael Moore.

Hundreds of fans cheered from behind barricades as Madonna, wearing a black dress, high heels and sunglasses, stepped out of a black sport utility vehicle that pulled up in front of the State Theatre downtown. She hugged a waiting Moore, who sported an orange baseball cap, and posed for photos with him.

“Welcome home, Madonna!” shouted one fan. “Thank you,” answered the 49-year-old singer, born to the southeast in Bay City and raised in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills.

Madonna was to introduce her documentary, “I Am Because We Are,” before a Saturday evening screening held as part of the Traverse City Film Festival. The movie deals with the orphans of Malawi, the African nation where she and husband Guy Ritchie adopted a son.

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