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Fri March 16, 2012
The Last Word In Business
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Now for our last word in business: crooner.
(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)
JOSEPH KOBZON: (Singing in foreign language)
MONTAGNE: Joseph Kobzon has been called Russia's Frank Sinatra for his voice and also for his suspected mob connections. That's why the U.S. has banned him from entering the country since 1995.
Kobzon, who's also a member of the Russian parliament, says the allegations are baseless. Now aging and ailing, he wants to make one last attempt to entertain Russian emigre fans in the U.S. His promoter has organized a petition with thousands of signatures, in the hopes that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will take mercy and grant Kobzon a visa for a final tour this May.
Get ready, Brighton Beach.
That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.