"> Name: Ronstadt thrown out of Vegas casino after song dedication to Michael Moore

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPersonal Opinion , Music

Artist: Linda Ronstadt, singer

Confronting Bodies: Aladdin Casino

Date of Action: July 17, 2004

Specific Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Description of Artwork: Ronstadt dedicated the song, "Desperado" to Michael Moore and his documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Description of Incident: After the dedication, many members of the audience decided to leave, spilled their drinks, took down posters advertising the event and requested a refund of their money. Ronstadt was escorted out of the casino after her performance. The casino stated they hired Ronstadt to sing and not to express her political beliefs.

Results of Incident: The Aladdin stated that Ronstadt would not be invited back to perform at the hotel.

Source: www.cnn.com

Submitted By: Danielle Biber

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