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Ilyse Robbins is Mapping Out A New Routine at Stoneham Theatre
Boston, MA

Ilyse Robbins is Mapping Out A New Routine at Stoneham Theatre

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23
Robbins is well respected as an actor, a director, and a choreographer. Now she's taken on a new position as Associate Artistic Director at Stoneham Theatre. Robbins tells EDGE all about it.

Lawyers Seek to Free Inmate Featured in 'Making A Murderer'

Lawyers Seek to Free Inmate Featured in 'Making A Murderer'

NEWS | Jun 24
Attorneys for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" petitioned for his immediate release Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that his confession was coerced.

For 'Okja,' Growing A GMO Pig from Page to Screen

For 'Okja,' Growing A GMO Pig from Page to Screen

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 24
The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon Ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant.

Freshman Series 'Downward Dog' Canceled by ABC

Freshman Series 'Downward Dog' Canceled by ABC

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 24
ABC's freshman sitcom "Downward Dog" has been canceled by ABC, the show's executive producer said.

Depp's 'Assassin' Comments the Latest in Celebrity Anger

Depp's 'Assassin' Comments the Latest in Celebrity Anger

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Jun 24
Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

5 GOP Senators Now Oppose Health Bill - Enough to Sink It

5 GOP Senators Now Oppose Health Bill - Enough to Sink It

NEWS | By Alan Fram And Regina Garcia Cano | Jun 24
Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday.

Trump Labors To Make Mueller-Comey Tie a Key Talking Point

Trump Labors To Make Mueller-Comey Tie a Key Talking Point

NEWS | By Eric Tucker And Jake Pearson | Jun 24
Robert Mueller, the somber-faced and demanding FBI director who led the bureau through the Sept. 11 attacks, and James Comey, his more approachable and outwardly affable successor, may be poles apart stylistically.

Can't Wear Shorts to Work? Wear a Dress

Can't Wear Shorts to Work? Wear a Dress

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 23
When a heat wave hit England this week, an office worker decided to beat the heat by wearing shorts to work, only to be sent home.

Madrid Hosts - and Debates - Global Gay Pride

Madrid Hosts - and Debates - Global Gay Pride

NEWS | By Aritz Parra | Jun 23
Madrid is gearing up to be the world capital of gay pride, a colorful mixture of commercialism and all-night partying that has brought vindication for sexual and gender diversity and created fissures among LGBT activists.

Twin Cities Pride Officials Apologize, Will Let Police March

Twin Cities Pride Officials Apologize, Will Let Police March

NEWS | By Steve Karnowski | Jun 23
Twin Cities Pride Parade organizers apologized for asking law enforcement to minimize their participation in the annual event in downtown Minneapolis due to tensions over the shooting of Philando Castile, and said officers are welcome to march after all.

Prosecutors Seek to Uphold 'Making a Murderer' Confession

Prosecutors Seek to Uphold 'Making a Murderer' Confession

NEWS | By Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski | Jun 23
The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled.


Entertainment

Seattle Men's Chorus Boldly Belts out Bette, Babs & Beyoncé for Pride Month
Boston, MA

Seattle Men's Chorus Boldly Belts out Bette, Babs & Beyoncé for Pride Month

NATIONAL | Jun 19
Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) proudly takes the McCaw Hall stage for Bette, Babs &Beyoncé, belting out many of the songs made famous by this beloved trio of divas: Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Beyoncé Knowles.

Watch: NYC Mayor Proclaims June 22 'Laverne Cox Day'

Watch: NYC Mayor Proclaims June 22 'Laverne Cox Day'

CELEBRITIES | Jun 23
As of Thursday, in New York City June 22 will be known as Laverne Cox Day.


Business

BofA to Repay Released Arizona Inmates for Debit-Card Fees

BofA to Repay Released Arizona Inmates for Debit-Card Fees

FINANCE | By Bob Christie | Jun 23
Bank of America Corp. will repay tens of thousands of released Arizona prison inmates for what advocacy groups say were excessive charges to access money on debit cards they received when they got out of prison.


Finance

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

SAVING | By Beth J. Harpaz, Emily Swanson | Jun 20
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it.


Cars

Ford to Move Focus Production to China, Sees No U.S. Job Loss

Ford to Move Focus Production to China, Sees No U.S. Job Loss

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 22
Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers.


Style

Strands for Trans Launches Pride Campaign

Strands for Trans Launches Pride Campaign

GROOMING | By EDGE | Jun 23
"Strands for Trans," a public awareness campaign encouraging barbershops and salons across the country to provide a welcoming and safe environment for transgender individuals, launches this week.


Health/Fitness

Female Legislators Rise Up Against Closed Door AHCA

Female Legislators Rise Up Against Closed Door AHCA

HEALTH | Jun 23
Prompted to anger by the closed-door negotiations of Republican men on the secretive Senate version American Health Care Act, female legislators are speaking out about the right to universal health care, and the need to protect women and girls.


Nightlife

Rhode Island Pride Festival Club Parties :: July 17, 2017

Rhode Island Pride Festival Club Parties :: July 17, 2017

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 22
After the parade ended the parties at the clubs got started. Here are some fun photos from the Providence Eagle, The Dark Lady/Alley Cat, The Stable, EGO and Mirabar.