[Dixielandjazz] Music and politics sometimes don't quite work
out... ; -)
tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Jul 19 20:02:10 PDT 2004
and sometimes they want it that way!
> Singer Linda Ronstadt Ejected by Las Vegas Casino
> Mon Jul 19, 6:54 PM ET
> LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Linda Ronstadt (news) was thrown out
> of the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas on the weekend after dedicating a
> song to liberal film maker Michael Moore and his movie "Fahrenheit
> 9/11," a casino spokeswoman said on Monday.
> Ronstadt, who had been hired for a one-show engagement Saturday night
> at the Las Vegas Strip casino, dedicated a performance of "Desperado"
> to Moore and his controversial documentary, which criticizes President
> Bush (news - web sites) and the U.S.-led war in Iraq (news - web
> That dedication angered some Aladdin guests who spilled drinks, tore
> down posters and demanded their money back, said casino spokeswoman
> Sara Gorgon.
> "We had quite a scene at the box office," she said.
> About a quarter of the 4,500 people in the audience got up and left
> before the performance had finished, Gorgon said.
> Before her concert, Ronstadt had laughingly told the Las Vegas
> Review-Journal that she hoped that the casino performance would be her
> "I keep hoping that if I'm annoying enough to them, they won't hire
> me back," she was quoted as telling the newspaper.
> A statement issued by the Aladdin said Ronstadt had been "escorted
> out of the hotel" just after her performance and said the performer
> would "not be welcomed back."
> "Ms. Ronstadt was hired to entertain the guests of the Aladdin, not
> to espouse political views," the casino said.
> Ronstadt was not immediately available for comment.
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