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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Perhaps He Forgot to Pay the Ferryman

Pity poor Chris de Burgh; fame in Tehran simply may not be in the cards.

Authorities in Iran have denied that singer Chris de Burgh is to play a live concert in Tehran, according to an Iranian news agency.

It had been reported in December that the Irish singer would perform with Iranian pop group Arian.

But IRNA reported that the Music Office of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance had not received a request for the show, nor issued a permit.

A spokeswoman for De Burgh said efforts to bring him to Iran were ongoing.

And, yes, I’m passing this important information on only because it gave me a chance to make a ridiculously bad joke. I’m remarkably stupid that way.

Read the story. Or just find some way to make a “Lady in Red” comment. Your choice, really.

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