In this file photo, Austrian singer Conchita Wurst arrives for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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Austria's bearded drag idol Conchita said Friday she had cancelled her headlining act at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival because her Syrian musicians were denied British visas.Conchita and Basalt had been scheduled to perform their song "Small House" -- sung in English and Arabic -- as part of the New European Songbook, a Europe-wide initiative of the Edinburgh festival.The annual Edinburgh festival, which celebrates its 70th edition this year, is the largest arts festival in the world.
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