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Zainab Jah Takes a Chance as Hamlet

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lewis Whittington | Apr 1
For the title role in Wilma Theater's upcoming "Hamlet," director Blanka Zizka cast against type and sought out British actor Zainab Jah. EDGE spoke to Jah about the challenge of playing Shakespeare's best-known tragic character.

Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies of Cancer

NEWS | Apr 1
Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75.

Businesses, Performers Boycott Indiana Because of New Law

NEWS | Apr 1
Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The World's Oldest Person, a Japanese Woman, Dies at 117

NEWS | Apr 1
The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.

Clinton: Ark. Governor Should Veto Religious Liberty Bill

NEWS | By Ken Thomas | Apr 1
Hillary Rodham Clinton says the governor of Arkansas should veto a bill involving religious objections in her former state. She says it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays and lesbians.

Arkansas Governor Urges Changes to Religious Objection Bill

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Apr 1
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Tidal Streaming Service Seeks More Artists to Join as Owners

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 1
Tidal, the music and video streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity.

Fired Host Rodner Figueroa Replaced by Univision

NEWS | Apr 1
Three weeks after Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired for remarks he made about First Lady Michelle Obama, Carlos Calderon and Jomari Goyso were named the new hosts of "Sal y Pimienta."

Women Innkeepers of Provincetown Make Your Stay Memorable!

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
For the past thirty years, the Women Innkeepers of Provincetown have made it their business to make the lesbian community feel welcome while visiting this Cape Cod LGBT getaway.

Driver Killed at NSA Identified as Transgender, Friend Says

NEWS | By Juliet Linderman and Meredith Somers | Apr 1
The driver killed in a violent confrontation at a National Security Agency gate identified as transgender and was a sex worker in Baltimore, according to a friend.

'The Mikado' Leaps Into the 21st Century (With a Little Help from Sean Graney)

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Apr 1
Director Sean Graney brings his company - The Hypocrites - to the ART's Oberon performing space with an environmental take on Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado." EDGE spoke to the innovative director about his funhouse production.

Reclaiming the Past :: Director Simon Curtis on 'Woman in Gold'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Apr 1
Director Simon Curtis tells the intricate story behind how Gustav Klimt's famous painting, nicknamed "Woman in Gold," found its way back to its rightful heirs in his new film that stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Dig These Discs :: Marina And The Diamonds, James Bay, Sufjan Stevens, Madeon, Death Cab For Cutie

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
Death Cab for Cutie drops their eighth studio album. Marina and the Diamonds drop their third studio album. James Bay drops his first full-length album, as does French electronic artist Madeon. And Sufjan Stevens pays homage to mama.

Pizza At A Gay Wedding? Not In This Indiana Town

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 1
It didn't take long for one Indiana business to openly state that they will avail themselves of the state's newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act to deny service to gays and lesbians.

PopUps: Scott Eastwood Talks Gay Marriage, Gay Fans

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
Scott Eastwood is one of the hunkiest actors in Hollywood at the moment and the 29-year-old son of Clint Eastwood made fawning over him even better: in a recent interview, he revealed that he supports same-sex marriage and loves his gay fans.

Feds Appeal Judge in Texas' Blocking Gay-Couple Rules Change

NEWS | Apr 1
The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge in Texas to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.


News

The Latest Developments on Religious-Objection Laws

RELIGION | By Jeni O'Malley | Apr 1
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's move to urge lawmakers to clarify a new religious-objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians came as Arkansas lawmakers passed similar legislation. A look at the latest developments:


Entertainment

Performance Review :: 80th BrAVA Anniversary Concert

MUSIC | By Lewis Whittington | Apr 1
Opera fans in sleek gowns and satin-lapel tuxes floated around the Kimmel Center lobby for the Academy of Vocal Arts 80th BrAVA Anniversary Concert.


Business

New Dating App for Potheads

CORPORATE | Apr 1
There's a new gold rush in Colorado from the state's legal pot industry. Instead of growing weed, some entrepreneurs are cashing in without getting anywhere near the crop. The newest source of money from Colorado's billion-dollar marijuana market.


Technology

Toyota Cuts Price of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.


Finance

Authorities Go After Crooked Car Deals in National Crackdown

INSURANCE | Mar 31
A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said.


Cars

How Mercedes Became the Dominant Power in Formula 1

Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and are expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams in their wake?


Style

Next Generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples and Purple Tomatoes

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 1
Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.


Health/Fitness

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Mar 31
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.


Travel

Antarctica: The Wild and Unexpected

By Luis Andres Henao | Apr 1
It's the last terrestrial tourism frontier that nature lovers, adventurers and explorers are rushing to visit. This tourist season, more than 37,000 people are expected to visit the coldest continent on Earth.


Nightlife

'Matinée Celebrates 5 Years in Sin City

PARTIES | By EDGE | Mar 31
"Matinée Las Vegas Festival," the fastest growing gay dance festival in the country, celebrates its 5th Anniversary in Las Vegas this Memorial Day with its hottest and wettest outdoor event ever.