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2009-09-05 11:51:32

A Palestinian youth official says U.S. pop star Madonna caused protests in Gaza and the West Bank by draping herself in the Israeli flag during a recent show. Hania Bitar, Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation director general, said Palestinians voiced their displeasure with the Madonna's actions during one of her concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel, this week, The Times of London reported Saturday. Specifics regarding the protests and the date of the concert were not...

2009-09-02 16:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" Tour made history as it wrapped up last night with two final shows in Tel Aviv, Israel at Yehoshua Gardens (HaYarkon Park, September 1 and 2). The Material Girl more than lives up to her name, as her tour becomes the most successful tour ever by a solo artist. After playing 85 shows since its launch in August 2008, Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" has drawn more than 3.5 million fans in 32 countries and has...

2009-08-31 23:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Want to "Get into the Groove" to the same music that motivates Madonna? Curious about what "The Remedy" is for Jason Mraz's healthy lifestyle? Beginning September 2009, Equinox pumps up the volume with a revolutionary approach to having a fit body and a sound mind. Launched in April 2008, EQ Sessions offer members the opportunity to download playlists via iTunes from Equinox.com. Curated in-house by Equinox Creative Director Bianca Kosoy, a new music mix...

2009-08-31 16:14:00

Singer in Holy Land for Finale of World Wide Tour TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kosher meat eaters beware: if you want your fill of t-bone and rib eye, be sure to show up at the butcher shop before Madonna's personal chefs arrive, reports Aaron Klein of WND.com. The Material Girl is in Tel Aviv to perform the last two concerts of her Sticky & Sweet worldwide tour. She arrived in the Holy Land yesterday and just after her plane touched down, her culinary crew...

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2009-08-31 06:17:29

Pop star Madonna is in Israel with a schedule that includes two concerts and visits with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni. Hours after her arrival, Madonna visited the Western Wall and its ancient tunnel, officials said Monday. The 51-year-old singer will perform concerts at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park Tuesday and Wednesday as part of her Sticky and Sweet Tour. Madonna planned to meet with Livni and her husband for dinner Monday night and with Netanyahu...

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2009-08-28 13:28:40

Madonna's publicist says the U.S. pop singer felt compelled to speak out at a concert in Bucharest, Romania, about the plight of Gypsies in Eastern Europe. The recording artist was met with boos when she preached tolerance of the minority group, known also as Roma, at a gig this week. The BBC reported Madonna's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, explained the entertainer made the remarks after learning of the prejudice Romany people experience in Eastern Europe. Madonna has been touring with a...

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2009-08-27 19:40:00

Pop star Madonna drew jeers from a 60,000-strong crowd at a Romanian concert when she denounced the discrimination against Gypsies, footage on YouTube shows. Gypsies, who are also known as Roma, are among Eastern Europe's most socially and economically disadvantaged minorities. E! News said the singer was greeted with loud booing, as well as a limited amount of applause and cheers, at a Bucharest show Wednesday night when she preached tolerance to the crowd. We believe in freedom and equal...

2009-08-19 08:10:36

A group of Bulgarian Orthodox priests have called for the cancellation of U.S. pop star Madonna's concert in Sofia because it coincides with a religious feast. Orthodox priests in Plovdiv, southern Bulgaria, asked that the Madonna show be rescheduled from Aug. 29, St. John the Baptist day, when secular pleasures and merrymaking are not acceptable, the SNA news agency reported Wednesday. Priest Emil Paralingov urged the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to intercede with authorities on the issue....

2009-08-16 11:45:36

U.S. pop star Madonna never planned on visiting a concentration camp museum in Poland as part of her first performance visit to the country, sources say. Unofficial sources said Madonna's manager, Guy O'Seary, insisted the Like A Virgin singer had no plans to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland despite reports to the contrary, Polish Radio reported Saturday. Meanwhile, Madonna's first concert in Poland drew nearly 80,000 fans to Bemowo airport in Warsaw. Polish Radio said Saturday's...

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2009-08-12 14:46:04

Chaos occurred after a Madonna concert in Denmark as Swedish concert-goers tried to cram into filled train cars to return home, witnesses said. Fights erupted and people vomited on the platform around 1 a.m. Wednesday in Copenhagen, causing trains to be delayed, the Swedish news agency TT reported. Hundreds of travelers were stuck on the platform, TT reported, and about an equal number took cabs to Malmo, Sweden. Danish rail operator DSB has been criticized for not adding extra trains despite...