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Music in the News
Wednesday 26 March 2003
Vocabulary from the world of music. Listen to and read the story then find explanations of difficult words below.

  Madonna
Madonna re-edits video
Summary: Because the war in Iraq has started, Pop star Madonna has decided to re-edit her new video which is due out in April. She is worried that some scenes might be inappropriate.

   
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  Pop diva Madonna is having to re-edit her latest video because of the war against Iraq. Her new single American Life has a video which shows the horror of war. A report in an American newspaper said some of it might look wrong now because the war has actually started.

Her spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg said: "Madonna is being sensitive to what's going on in the world right now. What might have looked right two weeks ago might not look that way now." It had been rumoured the star might completely remake the video or withdraw it altogether. But Liz said it's just being "fine tuned" and it would still be out the first week of April.

American Life is due out in the UK on the 14th of April. The album of the same name is released a week later.

 
   
The Words Listen  
  re-edit
deciding for a second time what to include or cut out

 
   
  look wrong
be inappropriate

 
   
  spokeswoman
someone who speaks on behalf of someone else in public

 
   
  sensitive to
she doesn't want people to be upset

 
   
  What
here, scenes in the video

 
   
  rumoured
a story about this had spread quickly from person to person

 
   
  withdraw
remove from sale

 
   
  fine tuned
small changes are being made so it can be as good as possible

 
   
  is due out
is planned to be released

 
   
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