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    Toby Keith to Perform at Men-Only Concert in Saudi Arabia During Trumpís Visit

    American country music star Toby Keith, known for songs such as "Made in America" and "Whiskey Girl," is scheduled to perform at a men-only concert in Saudi Arabia ó on the same weekend that President Donald Trump will be visiting the nation.

    Keith, who played at Trump's pre-inaugural celebration, will be performing in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Saturday, his publicist confirmed to NBC News.

    Saudi entertainment website Lammt, which is marketing the event, said Saturday's concert would be free but open to men only. It will also feature an Arabian lute player.

    Keith spokeswoman Elaine Schock said this would be the singer's first time in the Arab kingdom ó but offered "no comment" on the male-only aspect of the show.
    Lammt described the event as a musical night featuring the American singer and popular Saudi artist Rabeh Sager.

    Saudi Arabia adheres to an conservative interpretation of Islamic law: Alcohol is banned and unrelated men and women are segregated in public, and women are not even allowed to drive cars.

    But the kingdom has recently loosened the reins on entertainment, including allowing musical concerts that had been banned for the past two decades.

    It was unclear if Keith would be performing some of his alcohol-inspired greatest hits, such as "Whiskey Girl," "Beer For My Horses" and "I Love This Bar."

    Saudi Arabia's Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) arranged the trip, Schock said.

    Saudi Arabia hopes to dazzle Trump with a line-up of summits and events this weekend.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/m...-trump-n761761

    What do you think about this men-only performance? Should that be something US musicians contribute to?

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    Shrieking Violet Sprockey's Avatar
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    In the interest of full disclosure: I have seen Toby Keith twice and enjoy most of his songs. I try to ignore everything else about him though. I like the Dixie Chicks, too

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    They've already "dazzled" me with their sexist religious fanaticism.
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    Yep, like quite a few celebs, I try not to think about their personal decisions as I enjoy their work. I have always found Toby's more light hearted country songs fun.

    It's becoming clear that people who claim to uphold American ideals, just throw that right out the window when it comes to MONEY.

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    Wait! Doesn't this mean:

    HE'S SUCCUMBING TO SHARIA!
    If you are not willing to fall flat on your face, then the only thing you will have is a pretty face.

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    No, it means he's succumbing to Capitalism.

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    Feminist since age three! Marian Paroo's Avatar
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    All I can think about is the fundamentalist Jewish parties in Israel and their objections to women singing in official functions

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    Quote Originally Posted by TapToTalk View Post
    No, it means he's succumbing to Capitalism.
    For money, for God, it is all the same Goddamned result.
    If you are not willing to fall flat on your face, then the only thing you will have is a pretty face.

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    Let's take a trip to the stars Steffy's Avatar
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    But uh, what about putting his boot in your ass if you're a bad guy?

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    I can't keep up with people's various outrages and allegiances anymore. Isn't the Southern redneck type supposed to be opposed to those "freedom-hating camel jockeys"?

    I'm not a fan of Toby Keith or Saudi Arabia so I don't really care, personally. It's not very different than the female delegation of the Swedish parliament donning head covering and subdued clothing when they went to Iran. If you want to kowtow to a group of oppressive, murderous fucks, don't come running home singing the praises of freedom and democracy. Sell your bullshit somewhere else.
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