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Imagine the excitement at POLITICO Towers at the news that Beyoncé took a group of journalists and influencers to an exotic location for a “once-in-a-lifetime” performance (it also reminds me of an old joke There was also something: “I just had the vacation of a lifetime.
As a journalist (well, really) as someone who has had the flu, this was a thrill. Sadly, the invitation he was misplaced by the good people of Bpost. I mean, I managed to avoid the ethical dilemma of seeing Beyoncé perform in Dubai. A track from her last album, Renaissance, is said to be a love letter to black and gay dance music pioneers, but was not performed as part of the Dubai set. It is illegal and technically punishable by death.
Music and politics are uneasy companions. One of the most fun spats of recent times he was one of the members of the rockers of the 70’s/80’s.
The band’s keyboardist, Jonathan Kane, is married to televangelist Paula White Kane. Paula White Kane is a former part-time US President and full-time spiritual advisor to golfers. In November, Kane performed “Don’t Stop Believin'” for Trump at a Florida resort with several Republicans, including far-right congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene, and asked guitarist Neil Schon. “Such conduct is extremely detrimental to the Journey brand.”
And while Liz Truss may remember last year serving as British Prime Minister for 11 seconds, she took the stage to M People’s “Moving On Up” at a Conservative conference, calling out the band’s founders. “We’re very angry” and “I don’t want my song to be the soundtrack of lies”.
Truss, you almost certainly don’t remember, but you posed for a picture with Taylor Swift at the 2019 awards ceremony, when she was Chancellor of the Treasury.
This week, US lawmakers told top executives at Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, that the service was unable to fulfill orders for Swift’s upcoming tour, leaving millions unable to purchase tickets. severely denounced.
Senator Richard Blumenthal told Live Nation chief financial officer Joe Berchtold, “I want to congratulate you and thank you for this incredible achievement. We have rallied together for a great cause.”
Music and politics may be mixed, after all.
“Well, what should I help you with?”
“Well, I’m not wearing anything else, so I asked you to send me to the front line in Mariupol. ‘Do you have a uniform in Mr. Johnson’s size?’
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