On a warm afternoon in June, crowds in Northwest D.C. celebrated Juneteenth by filling the air with the sounds of drums, toms, and voices, singing throughout the streets. I’m speed walking to catch my train home in order to spend the last few hours of Father’s day with my dad , himself a drummer, who just lost his oldest child and only son, my brother, unexpectedly that Monday. I zoom past the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where I’d spent part of my morning with Pharrell , recapping his second Something In The Water festival, which took place the same weekend. Despite being pressed for time, a sound distinct to the area brings me to a sudden halt: A crowd is dancing to live go-go. Here, t he rich history and culture that museums and music festivals hoped to cultivate played out in real-time. I wonder, briefly, if should just catch a different train and get home a little later. I choose my dad, but the sound is so enticing that w hen I … [Read more...] about How a Celebration of Go-Go Music Became a Scapegoat For Violence in D.C.
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close Video Fox Nation explores Lee Greenwood's career as a proud American musician NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Country music star Lee Greenwood is perhaps best known for his iconic and moving song, "God Bless the USA" — many people can't hear that song without shedding a tear — yet his body of music over his long and accomplished career is extensive and his care and concern for America run very, very deep. He spends a great deal of time helping to raise thousands of dollars on a regular basis for charities that assist wounded veterans, law enforcement and others through Helping A Hero, a Texas-based national organization. Recently, just ahead of the 4th of July, he partnered with global firework manufacturer Black Cat® to introduce a 42-shot "Proud to Be an American" firework available in select locations across the country. 4TH OF JULY QUIZ: HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW INDEPENDENCE DAY? Fox News Digital … [Read more...] about Lee Greenwood on 4th of July and America: ‘Grateful to be in a free country’
Steve Wright announces on air that he's leaving BBC Radio 2 Sign up for FREE now for the biggest moments from morning TV SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Steve Wright revealed on Friday, July 1, that he would be leaving his show Steve Wright in the Afternoon later this year. He has been presenting the BBC Radio Two show for more than two decades and also fronts Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs on the network. Since news of his departure came out, fellow radio host Peter Price has criticised the BBC's decision. Related articles BBC viewer ‘totally dismayed' over end of impartiality Anne Diamond sparks eco fury as she confesses she nets her trees Radio DJ Wright made the announcement at the end … [Read more...] about BBC accused of ‘ageism’ as DJ Steve Wright axed after 23 years
Nearly 30 years ago, Friends appeared on our screens. It was the TV series that brilliantly captured the zeitgeist with its hilarious tales of a bunch of young, single folk setting out together in 1990s New York. It was about youth, love, confusion, bad dates, bad hair, regrets, coffee shops, hangovers — but most of all, the glue of friendship that held them together. We all related to it; we still sing along to the theme tune I'll Be There For You, which became an upbeat anthem for young dreamers. It was about youth, love, confusion, bad dates, bad hair, regrets, coffee shops, hangovers — but most of all, the glue of friendship that held them together If only I could get back the hours I spent trying to tame my frizzy hair into a sleek 'Rachel' cut; or the afternoons spent on the sofa watching episode after episode as Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, made us laugh again and again over life's ups and downs. … [Read more...] about PLATELL’S PEOPLE: No one will make me feel guilty because I love Friends