Saturday, July 21, 2007

I hate to bring up Tina Turner twice in one week

It probably makes me seem a bit obsessed. But here is an interesting article from the Post-Dispatch (where I was an intern this past year) that is connected to her out of St. Louis, where the world got its first taste of Tina. She started singing there with Ike Turner, who later became her husband.

Ike is headlining a blues festival there, but the mayor took a stand against declaring an "Ike Turner Day." The blues man is arguably as notorious for beating Tina as he is famous for his music.

Obviously the move is political because an elected official made the call. But whose got something to say about domestic abuse and holding celebrities accountable?

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