Linda Ronstadt (singer)
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Personal Opinion Music
Artist: Linda Ronstadt, singer (b. 1946)
Confronting Bodies: Aladdin Casino
Date of Action: July 17, 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description of Artwork: Ronstadt dedicated the song, Desperado to Michael Moore and his documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.
The Incident: After the dedication, many members of the audience decided to leave, spilled their drinks, took down posters advertising the event and requested a refund of their money. Ronstadt was escorted out of the casino after her performance. The casino stated they hired Ronstadt to sing and not to express her political beliefs.
Results of Incident: The Aladdin stated that Ronstadt would not be invited back to perform at the hotel.