PHOTOS: Small Town Rallies To Celebrate Gay Wedding, Defines Spirit Of Marriage Equality
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:33:33 GMT
There's nothing truly remarkable about DJ Payne and Lance Harrison's decision to get married. The Petersburg, VA couple has been together for 16 loving years, so when same-sex marriage became legal in Virginia, the choice was simple.
First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:32:18 GMT
It was the first time that one of the country's most well-known expanses of manicured grass was turned into a campground, an excited Michelle Obama said as she greeted the 50 Girl Scouts who snagged coveted invitations to the outdoor sleepover. "This is something you can tell your kids and your grandkids," said Mrs. Obama, who appeared giddy with excitement as she pointed to the celebrated white building beyond row after row of carefully arranged blue and white tents.
Ku Klux Klan plans pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:31:16 GMT
The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Capitol, where a man was arrested Monday night in a confrontation with anti-flag protesters over a symbol associated with slavery. The Civil War-era flag has emerged as a flashpoint after a shooting that killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study session.
USITT 2015 Tech Expo Catalogs Now Available
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:31:03 GMT
USITT's 2015 Tech Expo spotlighted 18 ingenious theatre tech solutions, now collected in catalog form as a resource for technical directors and theatrical designers everywhere. No Rain Delay - a system of electronically controlled irrigation valves to make rain onstage with no hesitation or "post-storm" dripping, Realistic Interactive LED Candle - an LED and sensor assembly to turn a pillar candle into a prop that can be 'lit' with a flame and 'blown out' by wind or breath, and Wireless Solenoid Controller - a wireless system and software package to make props move 'by themselves' using an offstage PC with Windows.
Democrats to scrub slave-owning presidents' names from fundraiser
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:29:31 GMT
Revered for their contributions to Democrats , both presidents will likely have their names scrubbed from the state party's annual fundraising dinner because of their connection to slavery. The move coincides with a national dialogue on race relations after nine people were shot and killed last month at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist.
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