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Madonna will sign books in London

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Meet Madonna as she celebrates the launch of her new book ‘The Adventures of Abdi’.
Pre-signed copies will be available to the first 250 customers in the queue and Madonna will hand these copies to customers as she meets them.
November 11, Oxford Street, 3pm, Designer Room on 2.
source : madonnamad / selfridgesinsight

Madonna Tour Gets Top ‘Backstage Pass’ Honor

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Madonna’s Re-Invention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Tuesday (Nov. 9) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards recognize the top performers of the just-completed touring season, and are based on box-office data gathered from Billboard Boxscore reports.
Produced by Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), Re-Invention grossed $125 million from 56 performances, of which 55 were sold out. The trek was topped by a six-night stint at New York’s Madison Square Garden that grossed nearly $13 million.
Additionally, Madonna’s manager, Caresse Henry, will receive the top manager award, awarded to the person with the top-grossing artist or artists.
Prince’s Musicology tour will be named as the top draw, in the award for attendance. Prince’s total of 1.47 million tickets sold topped that of all other artists. The tour was routed, produced and promoted by AEG Live subsidiary Concerts West.
Josh Groban nails the honor for top small-venue tour, and Linkin Park will be named top breakthrough artist. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ summer shows at London’s Hyde Park, which grossed $17.19 million, will be named Top Boxscore.
Among the other companies to be honored are CCE (top promoter), Jam Productions (top independent promoter), Creative Artists Agency (top agent/agency), Madison Square Garden (top arena), Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Mass. (top amphitheatre), House Of Blues Chicago (top club) and the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (top festival).
In special honors, Canadian promoter Michael Cohl will be presented with the inaugural Legend of Live Award — bestowed to an individual who has made a significant impact on the touring industry. CCE will receive the Humanitarian Award, given to a person or company that has made a significant charitable contribution through music events.
The Backstage Pass Award will be the culmination of the first Backstage Pass conference, which begins Monday at the Roosevelt Hotel.
source : billboard

Madonna Films Tourism Ad For Israel

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Madonna will star in a 30-second commercial to promote Israel as a safe place.
An Israel newspaper reports that Madonna filmed the commercial when she was recently in the country.
The ad will screen in London 10 times on large screens at the World Tourism Fair from November 8-11.
Meanwhile, the singer has also announced she will lend her voice to an animated character in the forthcoming film Arthur.
She plays Princess Selina who tries to held 10 year old Arthur save his grandfathers house from developers.
The movie will be released in 2006.
undercover.com.au

Madonna’s country studio

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Superstar Madonna is building a recording studio in her English country mansion.
The Material Girl wants to work on her follow-up to 2003 album American Life in her 1,200-acre (485-hectare) Ashcombe Estate, near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire.
A friend says Madonna finds it easier to work in the peaceful surroundings, instead of her central London home.
The pal explains, “She loves the English countryside.”
source : contactmusic.com

X-Static Process in Germany

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Steven Klein’s exhibition X-Static Process is now in Germany.

Steven Klein – Madonna
11/06/2004 – 01/08/2005

Open:
Tue – Fri 10 AM – 6 PM
Sat 10 AM – 4 PM

Camerawork GmbH
Kantstra’e 149
10623 Berlin
Germany
Phone +49 30 31 00 77 – 3

X-Static Process in Germany

Christmas #1 betting odds update

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Rumours have reached bookies William Hill that Madonna is considering releasing her version of the John Lennon classic ‘Imagine’, which she has been singing on her recent tour. As a result her odds have been cut from 16/1 to 12/1.
“Madonna has never had a Christmas No.1, I am sure she would like to add this coveted award to her impressive list of achievements. At present you can get 12/1 on her being No.1 this Christmas – a very good price as Hills do not include Band Aid III in their market and will be paying out on No.2 should they be in the top slot”, said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.
Today has also seen a shake-up in the Christmas No.1 album market after a succession of bets were placed with Hills for Simon Cowell’s opera band ‘Il Divo’ causing their odds to shorten dramatically from 50/1 to 10/1 joint second favourites.
Hills latest No.1 single odds: 7/4 Ronan Keating & Cat Stevens, 12/1 Madonna, Robbie Williams, 14/1 Ricky Gervais & Noel Gallagher, Tony Christie, 16/1 U2, Take That, Ice Cube, 20/1 Westlife, Kylie Minogue, Joss Stone, 40/1 Nadia Almada, Jordan, 50/1 Britney Spears.
Hills latest No.1 album prices : Evens Robbie Williams, 10/1 Il Divo, Westlife, U2, Ronan Keating, 14/1 Kylie Minogue, Eminem, 20/1 Bee Gees, 25/1 The Verve, REM, Elton John, Duran Duran, Blue, 33/1 Tina Turner, Girls Aloud, Busted, Brian Mc Fadden.
source : readabet.com

Madonna’s book sold for i?18,500

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A JK Rowling book measuring just one inch high has sold for GBP11,000 at a charity auction at Sotheby’s, London.
Her guide to everything Harry Potter needs for life at Hogwarts matgical school was the third-highest lot.
The auction, set up by Tatler magazine, asked 24 celebrities to fill a mini book with whatever they liked.
Muhammad Ali’s work, including a sketch of boxing rival Joe Frasier, got the highest bid of GBP17,000. Paul McCartney’s effort made GBP13,000.
The former Beatle filled his book with handwritten lyrics to Hey Jude.
Rowling’s book included pictures of Harry’s broomstick, spectacles and hat.
Madonna drew the US flag and lyrics to her song American Life, which fetched GBP8,500.
David Hockney’s book, which included nine sketches of Yorkshire, fetched GBP9,500, while fellow artist Tracey Emin’s love poems went for GBP5,500.
Gerald Scarfe’s cartoon drawings of 16 Prime Ministers and US Presidents, titled Those Who MIsled Us, went for GBP10,000.
The money raised is going towards the 999 Club, a homeless charity in Deptford, south London.
source : bbc.co.uk

Madonna to enter UK’s Music Hall Of Fame

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Madonna is going to be awarded with a prestigious place at the UK Music Hall of Fame.
The Queen of Pop will attend the ceremony which is going to be aired Live on UK’s Channel 4 television on November 11th, 2004.
source : madonnatribe

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