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  1. Madonna Refuses To Cancel St. Petersburg Show Despite Russian City's Anti-Gay Regulation, Planned Protests

    March 26, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Madonna's Facebook post on the controversy surrounding her St. Petersburg show. MOSCOW -- Madonna's new album "MDNA" may have come out today, but a concert scheduled for Aug. 9 in St. Petersburg is already causing controversy. ...

  2. Deep Purple Helps Foster Diplomacy With Russia, President's a Huge Fan

    March 24, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Ardent British rock fan Dmitry Medvedev got his wish on Tuesday night when the Russian president hosted Deep Purple at his luxurious residence near Moscow, the Kremlin said. Medvedev, 45, dressed in jeans and a black jacket, drank tea with the roc ...

  3. Putin Wants Song Contest With China, Central Asia Allies

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has suggested that China, Central Asian nations and Russia should hold a song competition to boost cultural ties. Putin said the joint song competition could be called "Intervision" to rival the annu ...

  4. Norway's Eurovision Triumph

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Norway's Alexander Rybak won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which came to a close in Moscow in the early hours of Sunday (May 17). The singer and violinist scored 387 points, a record figure in the event's history. Audiences a ...

  5. Chinese Ringtone Service Sued for Copyright Infringement

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Chinese company has been sued for allegedly offering copyrighted music for use as ringtones without the authorization of rights owners. SHANGHAI -- A Chinese company has been sued for allegedly offering copyrighted music for use as ringtones wit ...

  6. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...