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May 05, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Frank Sinatra is "infuriated" that Swedish bureaucrats refuse to waive a 30% artist's tax because he is on a United Nations blacklist for performing in South Africa, his publicist said. "In light of the current situation, Mr. Sinatra strongly questions performing in Sweden because he is concerned that if he appears there, other countries might criticize him for having performed in a nation acting so undemocratically," publicist Susan Reynolds said. Most visiting performers are routinely excused from the tax, but the government decided not to waive it for Sinatra because he is on the U.N. blacklist, Swedish Finance Ministry Undersecretary Goran Selvall said.

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