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Herb Alpert: His Life In Music Continues

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Scott Hall | Mar 6
There are few American legends who can claim the scope of a career like Herb Alpert. EDGE spoke to Alpert as he prepares for his engagement at NYC's Café Carlyle with his wife, vocalist Lani Hall.

Madonna: Working Out Saved Me From Injuries After Fall

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Mar 6
Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards.

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey to File Pro-Gay Marriage Brief

NEWS | Mar 6
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey plans to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the federal Constitution prohibits discrimination against same-sex marriage.

NJ Gay Man Files Discrimination Suit After Being Fired From Red Robin

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
A man from New Jersey has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit, claiming he was fired from his general manager position at a Red Robin in West Nyack, New York, because he is gay.

50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights to Civil Rights

NEWS | By Josh Lederman | Mar 6
Vice President Joe Biden says the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for gay rights activists today.

Va. AG: School Boards Can Ban Discrimination Against Gays

NEWS | Mar 6
Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state's attorney general.

'Walking Dead' Star Says He Would 'Rock' Playing Daryl Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
"The Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus said he would "rock" playing his character, Daryl, if he turns out to be gay.

Alabama Justices: Until High Court Rules, We're in Charge

NEWS | By Jay Reeves and Bil Barrow | Mar 6
The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance during the civil rights movement.

Alan Cumming Launches 'The Celibacy Challenge' Against FDA

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
Imagine abstaining from sex for an entire year, just to donate blood. That's what the FDA says gay men will have to do. Alan Cumming introduces them to The Celibacy Challenge.

Performerama's Eclectic Mix

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jim Provenzano | Mar 6
Marga Gomez has a new show to work on, so, she thought aloud, and to me, why not workshop once a month at SoMa's fabulous new nightclub Oasis, on a slow night? And why not invite other friends to perform?

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies at 88

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Mar 6
Albert Maysles, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88.

Fox's Kelly, Author Sandberg Agree: Do Laundry, Guys

NEWS | Mar 6
Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg agree: Chore play can work at home.

Colorado House Moves to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

NEWS | Mar 6
The Colorado House has given initial approval to barring mental health professionals from practicing gay-conversation therapy with patients under 18.

'The Fosters' Creators Defends Young Same-Sex Kiss

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
ABC Family's show "The Fosters" made headlines (and history) this week when two 13-year-old characters had a same-sex kiss. But some people are taking issue, which has led to the show's creators defending the scene.

Texas Hosts STAPLE! Indie Media Expo for Women

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
On March 7-8 in Austin, Texas, women come together for the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, a tastefully presented two-day convention featuring the best of independently produced comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more.


News

Artists to March on Mass. State House

LOCAL | By EDGE | Mar 6
On March 25, before the House and Senate release their respective budgets, MASSCreative will bring together the broad arts and cultural community for Arts Matter Advocacy Day. The public is encouraged to join.


Entertainment

Blu-ray/DVD Review :: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One

MOVIES | By Michael Cox | Mar 6
With almost three hours of bonus features, it pays to own "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part - 1" on Blu-ray. Katniss Everdeen, has decided to show her disapproval for the government by becoming the symbol of the rebellion.


Business

Reports of Apple Pay Fraud Linked to Identity Theft

LEGAL | Mar 6
Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, is under threat from criminals. Banks report rampant fraud linked to the 5-month-old service used by millions of Americans to make purchases. New Yorker magazine's digital expert Nicholas Thompson discusses.


Technology

World Health Warning: You're Eating Too Much Sugar

SCIENCE | By Maria Cheng | Mar 6
New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day.


Finance

Rubio-Lee Tax Plan Rewards Investors, Parents, Businesses

SAVING | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 5
With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.


Cars

Volkswagen Passat Wins Car of the Year Award

The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.


Style

Lights, Camera, Blossom! Disney Films Inspire Floral Fantasy

HOME | By Kathy Matheson | Mar 6
Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies."


Health/Fitness

HUD Partners With True Colors to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

HEALTH | By EDGE | Mar 5
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.


Travel

Malaysia Toursim Thrives Despite Airline Tragedies

By Eileen NG | Mar 6
Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.


Nightlife

Taste of the South End :: March 3, 2015

PHOTO ALBUMS | Mar 6
Over 40 restaurants from the South End gathered for AIDS Action's annual Taste of the South End at the Cyclorama. The sold out event was a huge success. See who was there.