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  Madonna (entertainer) - MSN Encarta
Madonna (entertainer), born in 1958, American pop singer and actor whose successful career has been fueled by her deliberately outrageous image.
The showing of Madonna’s music videos on MTV (see Music Television), a cable television music channel, was a major factor in her tremendous success in the pop music scene over the next few years.
Madonna lives in England with her husband, her daughter Lourdes, born in 1996, and her son Rocco, born in 2000.
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  Madonna (entertainer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madonna had campaigned for the role for nearly ten years and in December 1994, she wrote a four page, handwritten letter to director Alan Parker explaining that she would be perfect to play the role.
Madonna has stated that Flynn was the first person to tell her she is beautiful, and his approval inspired her to consider her Italian heritage, and her face, as something of value.
Madonna has used the Catholic symbol of the crucifix throughout her career, as a fashion accessory in her early videos, in the church setting of her "Like a Prayer" video, and in the stage design of her "Confessions" tour.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Madonna - Entertainer
Madonna grew up in Michigan as the third of eight children, and her childhood nickname was 'Little Nonni'.
Madonna learnt gymnastics, baton twirling, tap and jazz when she was at school and it was these art forms that made her the happiest.
Madonna's controversial and sometimes outrageous on-stage persona provoked outrage amongst many religious groups - in particular, her use of the crucifix as a fashion symbol and the direct association between her name and Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ appalled Pope John Paul II, who entreated Catholics not to watch her performances.
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 Bio - Madonna (entertainer) Wikipedia RSS Feed Madonna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Madonna was born to an Italian-American Chrysler engineer, Silvio "Tony" P. Ciccone, and Madonna Louise Fortin (from a French Canadian family in Bay City, Michigan) and identifies herself as an Italian American.
It was in the band Emmy that Madonna found herself at the legendary underground NYC club called Max's Kansas City, where she saw and adopted the sexual stance of Andy Warhol's superstar Cherry Vanilla, who served as a blueprint role model for Madonna's 80s antics.
Madonna has remarked in interviews that it was startling to see girls dressing like her all over the country, because her "look" was based mainly on recycled streetwear during her lean years, using old hosiery to tie up her hair and cutting up old shirts.
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 Astro-Noetics.com:: The Evolution of Madonna: an Astrological Perspective
When Madonna rose to fame in the early-to-mid eighties, very few purveyors of pop music believed that she had the talent or ability to sustain a career over the course of the decade, let alone over a few albums.
Madonna makes a good case study for astrology for three reasons: one, her ability to transform herself and her constant progression into new and varied terrain; two, her honesty and self-transparency; and three, her ability to mediate the gods and goddesses, or more appropriately, the archetypal forces, for an entire culture.
Madonna is in the long lineage that would include Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, entertainers that were able to arbitrate the erotic and taboo elements for a society and contain them for generations.
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 Madonna (entertainer) Biography and Summary
Madonna (entertainer): Madonna performing during the 2006 Confessions tour
Singer and dancer Madonna (Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, born 1958) is a master marketer and sensational self-promoter who propelled herself to stardom, dominating pop charts, concert halls, film, and music video.
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American pop musician, singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and an author.
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Madonna moved from her native Michigan to New York in 1977, with dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.
Madonna began collaborating with Patrick Leonard at the beginning of 1986; Leonard would co-write most of her biggest hits in the '80s, including "Live to Tell," which hit number one in June of 1986.
Madonna returned to the charts in the summer of 1992 with the number one "This Used to Be My Playground," a single featured in the film A League of Their Own, which featured the singer in a small part.
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 Madonna (entertainer)
Madonna consolidates and fuses several traditions of pop music, but the major one she typifies is disco […] I view disco, at its serious best, as a dark, grand Dionysian music with roots in African earth-cult.
Madonna was credited with popularising the 'dance' across the world by both writing a song about it, and vogueing in her video.
Adult in nature, it featured Madonna as the centerpiece of photographs depicting various sexual fantasies and acts (including lesbianism, anal sex, sadomasochism, homosexuality and rape.) The book was bound in sheet metal and mylar, and came with a CD single of her new song "Erotic", which was packaged to look like a giant condom.
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 Actors - Madonna
Madonna Louise Ciccone was the third of six children born to an Italian-American Chrysler engineer, Silvio "Tony" P. Ciccone, and Madonna Louise Fortin (from a Québécoise family in Bay City, Michigan).
Madonna's mother died of breast cancer at the age of thirty on December 1 1963; Madonna was five years old.
Madonna attended Rochester Adams High School, where she was a straight-A student, excelled at sports and was a member of the cheerleading squad.
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 Madonna Ciccone - DrumCorpsWiki
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American pop singer, dancer, songwriter, producer, actress, and author.
A persistent story in the drum corps community is that Madonna Ciccone was a member of the Bluewater Bridgemen of Windsor, Ontario, in her youth.
While her biography supports this in that she is said to have grown up in an area of Michigan, close to the border city of Windsor, Ontario, there is, to date, no definite information to indicate her participation in the drum corps activity in her biographies or from fellow marching members.
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 Madonna Ringtones
Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is an American Grammy award winning pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and a fashion trendsetter.
Madonna is usually noted for her innovative music videos, elaborately mounted stage performances and use of political, sexual, and religious themes and imagery in her work.
Madonna is the highest earning female singer of all time, according to the 2007 Guinness Book of Records, and, according to Billboard, Madonna's 2006 Confessions Tour was the most successful concert tour of a female artist in history.
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 Madonna (entertainer) - guideofcasinos.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, to an Italian-American Chrysler engineer, Silvio P. Ciccone, and Madonna Louise Fortin (from a French Canadian family in Québec, Canada).
Madonna claimed that she was unaware of any deliberate copying and Chavez was later granted a percentage of the song's royalties.
Madonna met Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker, Michael Moore, backstage for a photo opportunity during the tour and openly embraced political commentary in her act, which included a scathing indictment of George W. Bush and the 2003 Iraq war.
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 CNN - Interview: Madonna reviews life on Larry King Live - January 19, 1999
MADONNA: Well, I danced in a lot of companies in New York for years, and realized that I was going to be living a hand-to-mouth existence for the rest of my life.
MADONNA: Because they don't teach the Kabbalah in -- it is considered traditionally the only people that are supposed to learn the Kabbalah are men, and they have to be over the age of 42.
MADONNA: A friend of mine who is Jewish and -- but who isn't very religious -- was going to these classes, and she kept coming back and telling me about them and telling me about this great charismatic rabbi and these great stories, these fables that he would tell and how moving they were.
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 ENTERTAINMENT - Comcast.net
Madonna has not commented publicly since her arrival in Malawi on Oct. 4, though she has made several public appearances in support of projects she supports here to care for AIDS orphans.
Madonna's charity Raising Malawi is setting up an orphanage to provide food, education and shelter for up to 4,000 children.
In an open letter to Madonna released Tuesday, the private Malawian child advocacy group Eye of the Child welcomed her concern for Malawian children, but questioned whether foreign adoptions were in the best interests of children.
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 Blog | Cheskin
Then she gave us a class on Multicultural Marketing going from unknown club girl to the hugest diva ever heralded by the gay world, with hints and rumors of scandalous affairs: with the opposite sex, with the same sex, with movie stars and rock stars, she shocked her customers.
Last year Madonna or Esther, what ever you want to call her, shocked her customers again appearing and French kissing on national TV the person whom people considered her brand substitute.
From her first book, Sex, to the latest devoted to children, from Madonna to Esther, she has taught us how effective branding strategies can influence and build a legion of fans from divers generation of consumer, something lots of brands have failed trying.
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 Madonna Ciccone
Madonna, (born Madonna Louise Ciccone; Veronica is her chosen confirmation name; on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan) is a famous American pop singer and actress.
Madonna currently resides in Wiltshire, England with her husband, film director Guy Ritchie, her daughter, Lourdes (Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, 14 October 1996) and their son, Rocco (Rocco John Ritchie, 11 August 2000).
Madonna was born to an Italian-American Chrysler engineer, Silvio "Tony" P. Ciccone, and Madonna Louise Fortin (from a French Canadian family in Bay City, Michigan) and identifies herself as an Italian American.
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 ABC News: Madonna Gains Custody of Malawi Boy
Madonna and her husband left Malawi Friday after gaining custody of a 1-year-old boy they adopted during a weeklong tour of orphanages in this impoverished southern African nation.
Madonna has yet to comment publicly since her arrival in Malawi on Oct. 4, though she has made several public appearances in support of projects she supports here to care for AIDS orphans.
Madonna and her filmmaker-husband have a son, Rocco, 5, and the singer also has a daughter, Lourdes, 9.
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 People - Life & Style Home - theage.com.au
Pop star Madonna has adopted a one-year-old African boy, the child's father said, adding that he was happy his son would escape a life of poverty in Malawi, British tabloid newspapers reported today.
The Sun splashed a picture of Madonna dressed in a safari hat and smiling, with a young child, it said she had chosen at an orphanage strapped to her back.
Madonna, who already has a son and daughter, was looking after David in an upscale lodge in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, according to the Sun.
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 FOXNews.com - Rep: Madonna Has Not Adopted a Baby Boy - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment
BLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna visited an orphanage in the impoverished African country of Malawi Thursday, handing out copies of her book "The English Roses" to a crowd of AIDS orphans as her publicist dismissed claims that she was going to adopt a child herself.
Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said the pop star was on a private visit working on projects for children and dismissed statements from Malawian government officials that she and her husband, film director Guy Ritchie, would adopt a boy.
Madonna was greeted Thursday at the Kondanani children's village near Malawi's commercial capital by a crowd of about 28 singing orphans, who each received a translated copy of Madonna's children's book.
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 Madonna Tribe News - The People v Hoskins [1995]
Madonna testified that Hoskins stopped and gave her a look that "chilled" her, but then walked on, fortunately not recognizing her.
Her lawyer went to court and argued that Madonna was not needed to testify at trial as she was not a material witness.
Madonna was asked on the stand how she felt about being in court with Hoskins across from her.
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 Madonna, Time Warner are at odds on her label - Nov. 17, 2003
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Madonna's 20-year relationship with Warner Music is showing signs of strain over the future of her label, Maverick Records, and the value of stock options she received, a report said Monday.
Also on the negotiating table is a stock option deal Madonna received as part of her contract back in 1999.
"Madonna is one of the most important artists in the world from both a creative and a commercial standpoint and has been for the past two decades.
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