Blue Man Group joins others canceling North Carolina dates

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Blue Man Group is the latest musical act to cancel shows in North Carolina after the state’s passage of a law limiting anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

The group was scheduled to perform June 17 through June 19 in Charlotte but issued a statement Friday that it was canceling the shows.

The statement said the group values “every individual’s right to live a dignified, vibrant life in full color. As such, we are joining the growing list of entertainment professionals in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law.”

Other artists who have cancelled North Carolina appearances in the wake of the law’s passage include Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Ani DiFranco, Pearl Jam and Boston.

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