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By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Final preparations were under way onFriday for what organizers promised would be the greatest musicshow on Earth, with pop stars leaving their egos backstage toraise awareness of poverty in Africa.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Two exhausted men have worked behind thescenes, into the early hours, for eight weeks to pull off whatpromises to be the greatest music show on earth.
By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Many of Italy's biggest pop stars haveshaken off their initial skepticism about Live 8 and agreed toperform on the Rome stage of the international anti-povertyrock extravaganza on Saturday.
By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Academics and civil rights leadershope Live 8 concerts to press for action on poverty in Africawill reawaken interest among black Americans in the continenttheir ancestors came from as slaves.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Live 8 rock concertshighlighting Africa's woes should have been staged in theworld's poorest continent with global stars performingalongside local acts, organizers of the Johannesburg gig saidTuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Moscow has been added to the lineup ofLive 8 concerts on July 2 which aim to put pressure on worldleaders meeting the following week to do more to alleviateextreme poverty.
By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Wrinkly rockers never die, they just docharity gigs. Teenage pop fans hoping to hail their heroes at Saturday'sLive 8 concerts are in for a rude awakening when headline actshit the stage.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - He is fully behind Bob Geldof and hisLive 8 poverty awareness concerts, but musician Peter Gabrielbelieves African acts have been sidelined in the rush to securethe biggest names in rock.
By Mark Egan and Claudia Parsons PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Americans at the Live 8 concert inPhiladelphia on Saturday were told a simple message -- Africansare created equal too.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC television has locked up U.S.broadcast rights for the upcoming worldwide series of Live 8concerts for African debt relief, with plans to air two hoursof highlights from the shows in prime time, the network said onTuesday.
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