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  • Lebanon festival drops popular band after Christian pressure

    Lebanon festival drops popular band after Christian pressure

    • Jul 30, 2019

    An international music festival in Lebanon said Tuesday that it has cancelled a planned concert by a popular Mideast rock band whose lead singer is openly gay, apparently caving to pressure after weeklong calls by some Christian groups to pull the plug on the show, as well as online threats to stop it by force.

  • Lebanese rock band takes center stage in freedoms debate

    Lebanese rock band takes center stage in freedoms debate

    • Jul 25, 2019

    A popular Mideast rock band known for its rousing music and lyrics challenging norms in the conservative Arab world is once again at the center of a heated debate about freedom of expression — this time over a planned concert in its hometown in Lebanon.

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