Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

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US singer Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on June 22, 2014, as part of her Bangerz Tour. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BEREGN ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on June 22, 2014, as part of her Bangerz Tour. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BEREGN ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on June 22, 2014, as part of her Bangerz Tour. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BEREGN ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her Bangerz UK tour at First Direct Arena on May 10, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images)
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her Bangerz UK tour at First Direct Arena on May 10, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images)
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her Bangerz UK tour at First Direct Arena on May 10, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images)
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her Bangerz UK tour at First Direct Arena on May 10, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images)
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her Bangerz UK tour at First Direct Arena on May 10, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images)
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.

The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

Tickets ranging from $27 to $370 for the concert in the capital have been on sale since July.

Some critics have declared Cyrus' onstage antics, including twerking and crotch-grabbing, as vulgar.

A representative for Cyrus did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Concert organizers in the Dominican Republic did not comment on the ban.

The commission in the past has banned songs it considers vulgar from the airwaves, including some by Calle 13 of Puerto Rico.

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