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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Shania Twain took the country music scene by storm. At one of her sellout concerts, the storm struck back.

Twain's concert at the New York State Fair grandstand came to an abrupt end Monday night when lightning struck 40 yards behind the stage, prompting officials to end the show.

Nearly 16,800 fans braved heavy rain and high winds for the first 70 minutes of the show, to hear Twain sing hits such as "You're Still the One" and "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)."

Fair spokesman Joseph LaGuardia said officials were in constant contact with a meteorologist about the weather, which took a turn for the worse as the concert progressed.

"She was within two or three songs of concluding her show as it was," LaGuardia said.

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