WARSAW, Poland -- Organizers of a Madonna concert in the Polish capital have agreed to a request from city officials to start the show with a brief clip about the Warsaw Uprising, the 1944 revolt against Nazi rule, in a nod to war veterans.
Some veterans and young Catholics have voiced anger that the Aug. 1 concert falls on the 68th anniversary of the uprising.
The 63-day rebellion ended in the deaths of up to 200,000 Poles and the destruction of the city. Every year, the anniversary is marked with somber commemorations, with the wailing of a siren, a minute of silence and special prayers in churches.
City officials proposed airing a clip about the revolt to allay the veterans' feelings.
Ania Pietrzak, a spokeswoman for concert organizer Live Nation, said Wednesday that organizers had agreed to that.
"It is an important moment in Polish history, so we have decided to remind people of that moment," she said.
Poland is a largely Roman Catholic country where some people object to what they consider Madonna's sacrilegious use of Christian imagery. Madonna's last concert in Warsaw, in 2009, also sparked protests because it fell on Aug. 15, the holiday celebrating the heavenly assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Several billboards promoting the latest concert were defaced, including some with Madonna's face crossed out.
Flexible At 50
Seeing as her 200-person entourage includes <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/madonna-mdna-tour-demands_n_1602774.html" target="_hplink">a personal yoga instructor</a>, it's no surprise that Madonna can rock a back bend at the 'Palais Omnisports de Bercy' in Paris on September 1st, 2004
Madonna's Infamous Make Out
Who can forget the kiss seen round the world? Madonna shockingly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/12/madonna-says-britney-spears-good-kisser-wouldnt-do-it-again_n_1202998.html" target="_hplink">frenched Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera</a> at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 28th, 2003.
Madonna's Giant H&M Ad
There's no escaping her - an enormous H&M advertisement featuring the queen of pop graced the front of Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on March 28th, 2007. The pop star teamed up with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/29/hm-quarterly-earnings_n_1387098.html" target="_hplink">H&M as a designer</a> and is currently <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/21/madonna-truth-or-dare-perfume_n_1162456.html" target="_hplink">coming out with a new fragrance 'Truth or Dare'.</a>
Madonna Exposes Herself
Madonna's been in the news recently for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/10/madonna-nipple-singer-flashes-nipple-concert_n_1584458.html" target="_hplink">flashing audiences on her 'MDNA Tour,'</a> but at least in Barcelona during her 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' on July 21, 2009 the only thing Madonna flashed was her upper thigh.
Madonna vs. Gaga
It's a good thing <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/madonna-lady-gagas-music-reductive_n_1204380.html" target="_hplink">Lady Gaga</a> wasn't around when Madonna worked a pole in Amsterdam during her 'Confessions Tour' on September 3rd, 2006.<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/lady-gaga-madonna-born-this-way-video_n_1587198.html" target="_hplink"> Considering their recent feud</a>, Gaga might have received another<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/10/lady-gaga-concussion-hits-head_n_1584770.html" target="_hplink"> blow to the head </a>...
Madonna Hates Hydrangeas
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/06/madonna-absolutely-loathe_n_950084.html" target="_hplink">Madonna may loathe hydrangeas</a> but her February 8th, 2006 Grammy performance with The Gorillaz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles proved that she loves to perform.
Madonna's World Tour
At age 53, Madonna is still somehow able to rock a high schoolers' majorette outfit <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/madonna-tour-mdna-israel-tel-aviv_n_1560630.html" target="_hplink">during her first stop on her MDNA tour</a> at Abu Dabhi's Yas Island Stadium on June 3rd, 2012.
Madonna's Halftime Show Woes
Madonna has no problem resting on top of LFMAO band member Red Foo's shoulders during her <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/10/madonna-slams-mia-middle-finger-super-bowl_n_1268816.html" target="_hplink">controversial halftime performance at the NFL Super Bowl XLVI </a> on February 5th, 2012
Madonna's Fights And Feuds
Feet in the air without a care in the world, Madonna kicks off 2012 by headlining the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 5, 2012. Little did we know at the time, Madge would <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/madonna-ultra-music-festival-video_n_1378510.html" target="_hplink">perform with Avicii</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/deadmau5--madonna-molly-ultra-_n_1379437.html" target="_hplink">feud with DeadMau5</a> and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/madonnas-marine-le-pen-swastika_n_1567891.html" target="_hplink">France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen </a>all within the first six months of the year.