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The pop spectacle that is Madonna hypnotized a crowd of more than 10,000 at Valley View Casino Center on Oct. 29.

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Original "Material Girl" Madonna drew a crowd of more than 10,000 to her Oct. 29 show at Valley View Casino Center.
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The enduring pop queen played a number of songs from her most recent album, "Rebel Heart," for which the tour is named.
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Known for her theatrical performances, Madonna did not disappoint -- the show began with her being lowered to the stage in a cage.
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Her first stop in San Diego was 30 years ago -- just five years into her career -- when the Beastie Boys opened for her at SDSU's Open Air Theatre.
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She's had almost too many hits to count over the decades, including "Like a Virgin," "Papa Don't Preach," "Material Girl," "Vogue," and "Frozen."
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Her influence gained her the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists list -- coming in second only to the Beatles.
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"Madonna" isn't a stage name for the performer -- she was born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Michigan in 1958.
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Before she got into music, Madonna was a dancer -- she moved to New York to pursue a career in dance when she was 20 years old.
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More than just her music, Madonna's legacy includes paving the way for female rock and pop stars to follow.
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She was one of only two musicians -- the other being Aretha Franklin -- to be included in "Time" magazine's list of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century."
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She has yet to have a quiet period in her career -- Madonna has consistently put out new material every few years since she was first signed.
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