Tom Waits threatens legal action against Edinburgh Festival show



A lavish French “equestrian operatic ballet” due to be staged during the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival could be blocked due to a legal challenge from the American singer-songwriter Tom Waits.
The veteran rock musician wants to halt a show by an avant-garde Parisian theatre company which uses 30 live horses and 16 of his songs in its latest show.
Waits claims he would never have allowed his material to be used for the production, insisting that it “violates the integrity of my work” and that his songs are being “exploited”.
But its founder, circus performer Bartabas the Furious,... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 40
Source: Scotsman
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