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New York’s hottest trend: Clubbing for kids

Kids wearing Halloween costumes and makeups join an electronic dance music party organized by CirKiz at a night club in New York on October 26, 2014.  AFP

The music’s thumping, the dance floor’s packed and the bar’s bustling. Welcome to one of New York’s hottest nightclubs and a new generation of clubbers: six-year-olds.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ballet Philippines’ US tour stirs Filipino pride

BALLET Philippines
performance in Pasadena

Ballet Philippines drew a standing ovation Saturday night (Sunday, Oct. 5 in Manila) after dazzling spectators with some of the best works it has produced for the past 45 years.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Walking free from death row – and into a new nightmare

prison cell

Sabrina Butler can lay claim to a dubious honor – she is the only female death row prisoner in the United States to be exonerated.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US appeals court to decide if chimps ‘legal persons’


A New York State appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether chimpanzees held in captivity should be recognized as “legal persons” entitled to live in freedom.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Authorities: Wealthy men drugged by NYC strippers

In this Monday, June 9, 2014 photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Samantha Barbash, center, is escorted by law enforcement officers following her arrest in New York. Barbash is allegedly part of a crew of New York City strippers who scammed wealthy men by drugging them and running up extravagant bills at topless clubs while they were in a daze, according to authorities. AP PHOTO

A crew of New York City women who worked as strippers scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks with illegal synthetic drugs, then driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on their credit cards while they were too dazed to stop it, authorities said Wednesday.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »