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Israeli Orchestra Broadcast Halted by London Protesters

Pro-Palestinian disruptions stop BBC radio program

(Newser) - Politics and a concert did not make beautiful music yesterday in London. A noisy pro-Palestinian protest against the Israeli Philharmonic at Albert Hall prevented a BBC radio broadcast of the music, part of Britain's celebrated Proms music festival. The persistent protesters were organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, whose... More »

Girls Spanked, Suspended for Skimpy Prom Dresses

Alabama High School boasts very strict dress code

(Newser) - Be very, very careful about what you wear to the prom in Alabama. Over a dozen students at Oxford High School were disciplined for dress code violations this weekend and offered a choice: corporal punishment or a 3-day suspension. The dress code prohibits, among other things, transparent materials and revealing... More »

Gay Teen Denied Prom Gets $30K Scholarship

Ellen DeGeneres calls Constance McMillen a leader for gay rights

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres honored the Mississippi teen who stood up for her right to take a same-sex partner to the prom on her show today, presenting her with a $30,000 college scholarship check. DeGeneres hailed Constance McMillen as part of a new generation of leaders in gay rights. The school... More »

School Cancels Prom Over Lesbian Date

ACLU told Miss. school to let student bring girlfriend

(Newser) - Mississippi's Itawamba County School District has decided it would rather cancel an entire high school prom than host one where a lesbian student can wear a tuxedo and bring a female date. The district announced the prom was off after the ACLU pressured it to change its policy and allow... More »

Proms' Glitz Blitz Captivates UK Teens

High schoolers embrace pricey US tradition, but some blast 'ghastly import'

(Newser) - Parents and traditionalists alike are feeling the pinch as expensive American-style proms migrate to the UK, the Wall Street Journal finds. Teens crave the stretch limos and extravagant gowns seen in US shows like The O.C. and My Super Sweet 16. But some educators criticize the trend, including one... More »

Mich. Lax Team Suspended After Bum Invite

Booted for mooning would-be prom date a bare-butted question

(Newser) - A Michigan high school student thought up a novel way to ask for a prom date. He and 12 lacrosse teammates spelled out "Will You Go to the Prom With Me?" on their butts and mooned the girl at a match, reports the Ann Arbor News. The girl said... More »

Fine Arts Could Use Some Color

Black author laments lack of company at music, theater events

(Newser) - Britain's culture minister set off a row about high culture and national identity this week in castigating a popular series of classical music concerts for failing to attract a multiethnic audience. For Candace Allen, an African-American author living in London, the debate is more than theoretical: while classical music can... More »

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