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Up on the Marquee: Straight White Men

Second Stage Theater will soon present STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, beginning previews at the Hayes Theater on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opening on Monday, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee 's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro , will star Armie Hammer , Tom Skerritt , Josh Charles , Kate Bornstein and Ty Defo .

Abolish the job of first lady

Melania Trump participated in a state arrival ceremony for President Emmanuel Macron of France at the White House on April 24. In this Rat Pack White House, which is as retro as '50s Cadillacs with big fat fins, it's painful to see Melania Trump hauled out, looking pained herself, just for the little lady duties. See Melania hostessing dinner parties.

Sa'fyre Terry gives back to community

More than two dozen emergency services personnel were joined by three area title holders to help unload a tractor-trailer at an abandoned one-room school house on Route 30 on Sunday as part of an effort by a now 10-year-old sole arson fire survivor to give back to other child fire-victims, according to a news release. Sa'fyre Terry received a warm welcome that included emergency vehicles with flashing lights, sirens and no shortage of smiles and hugs on Sunday morning while being greeted as a now official part of the Montgomery County community.

Making meals by the thousands at UCS

One-hundred-twenty-seven-thousand meals were served at Evansville's United Caring Services in 2017. Making those meals requires thousands of volunteers and of course, a whole lot of food.

Feast of Lights shines for 60 years

It's a glow that began with one candle and one simple Christmas service in 1947 and since then has emanated from thousands of candles and filled thousands of hearts. The candles are burning for the 60th anniversary of the University of Redlands' Feast of Lights, and this anniversary year is a harmonic convergence of celebrations.

Don't sell our hall, plead Hamilton dance school, Citizens Advice Bureau

Dancers from Drury Lane Dance & Performance Studio - and their parents - packed Hamilton City Council chambers on Tuesday afternoon . Dancers, parents, and bosses of Drury Lane Dance & Performance asked councillors not to sell their base, Old St Peter's Hall in Victoria Street.

Courts, cars, and conscience: Why we must defend freedom of speech

Imagine the following scenario: You just turned 16. You spent the last two years saving every penny from jobs, birthdays and Christmas gifts to buy your first car. You go to the dealership and find the perfect vehicle for your needs and price range.

Courtney Hughes outside the wedding chapel yesterday. Pic by her mum Claire Hughes

AN ESTEEMED charity stalwart from Didcot has said she will forever cherish memories of her day at the Royal wedding. Courtney Hughes mingled with A-list celebrities and royalty in Windsor yesterday after earning an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Letter: Colwood isn't the only one with traffic problems

Colwood isn't the only community asking for action. View Royal residents along Six Mile Road have gone so far as to address their concerns with council, signed a petition and even shared a copy with West Shore RCMP.

A 900 raised for Adam's Bucketful of Hope Appeal, in memory of Johnston postman

Helen James lost her well known husband in 2017 and friends and family gave an amazing 900 in lieu of flowers to show their love and respect for postman of 40 years Trevor James. With the completion of the new Pembrokeshire Haematology and Oncology Day Unit last Christmas, many thought that would be the end of Adam's Bucketful of Hope Appeal.

A thief left this Kiwi couple with nothing but their swimsuits. Then the community stepped in

Molly Tame sits atop her since-stolen Chevy Malibu. The car had everything she and her boyfriend owned in it when it was taken.

Met Again And a Very Die Hard Christmas Come To Hollywood Fringe

Theatre Unleashed is once again looking to make a splash at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, producing two shows with high expectations. The company, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, will present the world premiere of Met Again, the comedic and cathartic love story by playwright and Co-Artistic Director Jacob Smith , as well as the wildly popular spoof A Very DIE HARD Christmas, bringing some holiday madness to the summer heat.

For Stroke Awareness Month, South Florida Musicians Raise Funds for Fellow Artist Xela Zaid

Over the past 28 years, wherever homegrown Miami musicians were planting sonic seeds that sprouted into bits of brilliance, there was the ubiquitous, smiling presence of Alex Diaz. He's been a staple on the music scene since he began performing his music as the indie act Ho Chi Minh in the '90s.

Only 97 shopping days before Christmas

M ERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!: If you're way behind in your Christmas shopping this year, you should blame us, because the whatever-it-is-you- celebrate-during-the-last-week-or- two-of-December season began back in August, and here we are just now telling you about it. Those are shopping days you'll never get back.

Jason Donovan and The Human League set to wow 80s music fans at Lets...

Jason Donovan and The Human League set to wow 80s music fans at Lets Rock Norwich festival in Earlham Park Let's Rock Norwich is returning to the fine city's Earlham Park on Saturday May 26 with a retro-themed festival to take thousands of revellers back to the 1980's. Headlining the event are The Human League, whose hit single 'Dont You Want Me' was the Christmas Number 1 single in 1981, and former Neighbours and The Sound of Music stage star Jason Donovan.

House concert organizers would like to see more people in western...

Chris Osmond performs a house concert at The Vinyl Garage, a venue Jan Stephen, seen here standing in the doorway, is renovating in his Pasadena home to host shows regularly. - Submitted Lots of people are willing to open up their houses for parties, but what about inviting strangers to attend a concert or other artistic performance? Jan Stephen, a teacher living in of Pasadena, did it last Christmas when he hosted a house concert featuring blues musician Chris Osmond, a former student of his.

He drove the car. But was he in on the shooting that killed the baby?

On Christmas Day 2015, Ramone Jamarr Alston drove down the short, skinny driveway that leads to Trinity Court apartments in Chapel Hill. Someone jumped out of the car and opened fire on several families enjoying an unseasonably warm December evening, witnesses said.

Dubuque man facing murder charge in 2016 Jackson County case

A Dubuque man was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with murder for the death of a Bellevue man on Christmas Day 2016. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 23-year-old Drew Alan Mangler , of Dubuque, was arrested Friday afternoon on a first degree murder charge.

S. Korea downplays N. Korea's threats to cancel talks

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend the traditional Christmas Day service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. Royal w... .

Prince Charles to walk Meghan down aisle at royal wedding

In this Thursday, May 10, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, waves as he leaves a meeting with the head of Greece's Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronymos, in Athens. Kensington Palace announced on Friday, May 18, 2018 Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle in her wedding to Prince Harry.

Steal Your Face: You now can order a custom Grateful Dead bobblehead doll featuring your own likeness

The Grateful Dead and Rhino Entertainment have partnered with the Kollectico toy company to create a limited-edition line of themed bobbleheads dolls including figures depicting variations of the group's famous Dancing Bears. In addition, fans will be able to purchase custom-made bobbleheads that feature the likeness of their own face on a statuette wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt and flashing a peace sign.

KiwiSaver is an accidentally racist savings scheme

On the money: KiwiSaver's design results in a clear link between skin colour and the likelihood of getting a full member tax credit. Just as festive shop window displays in shops appear in the run up to Christmas, so warnings to claim your KiwiSaver member tax credits proliferate in the weeks before June.

Christmas Killing: Gang Member's First-Degree Murder Conviction Reversed

A state appeals court panel today reversed the first-degree murder conviction of one of three gang members allegedly involved in shooting a woman to death in front of her 3-year-old daughter on Christmas in 2010 in South Los Angeles. The three-justice panel from California's 2nd District Court of Appeal ordered the case against Derrick Williams to be sent back to the trial court so that he may either be re-sentenced for second-degree murder or for the prosecution to opt to retry him for first-degree murder for the Dec. 25, 2010, killing of 25-year-old Kashmier James.

Royal wedding fever as bunting, flags and even Marmite are given the Prince Harry and Meghan touch

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot this weekend - and staff at a Burton fancy-dress shop are making sure they don't miss out on the fun. Lets Party Lets Dance, in High Street, not only stocks Halloween and Christmas fancy-dress costumes, customers can now purchase royal wedding attire in the run-up to the big day which takes place on Saturday, May 19. And to commemorate the celebrations, the store has put together an extravagant display of wedding dresses, prince outfits, police costumes and Wills and Kate masks in its shop window in High Street.