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George Michael makes pop history at Paris Opera

PARIS (AP) -- Singer George Michael has become the first international pop star to perform in Paris' Opera Garnier, a venue more known as a stage for classical music and opera.

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The British star performed Sunday evening, as part of his Symphonica Tour, to support French AIDS charity Sidaction. He was cheered on by a roll call of celebrities including "The Artist" actress Berenice Bejo, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and Charlie Chaplin's actress granddaughter Dolores Chaplin.

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The concert was followed by a star-studded gala dinner which hoped to raise several hundred thousand euros for the fight against AIDS.

Sep 12, 2012 11:01PM
So glad that George is alive and back on the stage again! He is truly a super talented singer song-writer of our times.
Sep 10, 2012 4:10PM
Think he'll always be remembered for his restroom trolling.  Somehow singing in an opera house doesn't seem to outdo that.
Sep 10, 2012 1:32PM
Big's not exactly earth-shattering news!  A sex-change that would be news!
Sep 10, 2012 1:26PM
I think the guy has a great voice, really love his music
Sep 10, 2012 12:24PM
I remember one great song he did in the 80"s then he was arrested at a rest stop bathroom and that"s about it.  Why do we care about him today?
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