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Queen Elizabeth’s Granddaughter Marries in Grand Royal Wedding

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday in front of celebrities and Britain’s senior royals including Prince Harry and wife Meghan who wed at the same venue in May. Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, …

Kid Rock Comes to White House as Trump Signs Royalty Bill

President Donald Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he signed legislation overhauling the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated.   Trump signed the Orrin B. Hatch Music Modernization Act on Thursday. The bill won wide bipartisan support in the House and Senate and …

#MeToo Fund Hits Million Mark to Fight UK Harassment

A crowdfunding appeal launched in response to the #MeToo movement has paid out more than a million pounds ($1.32 million) to British charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse. Organizers at the Justice and Equality Fund called for more donations as they announced the payouts, a year after the #MeToo campaign first swept the internet. “We …

Harvey Weinstein Wins Dismissal of One Criminal Charge

A New York judge on Thursday dismissed one of the six criminal charges against movie producer Harvey Weinstein after prosecutors said they could not oppose the dismissal in light of information they had learned while investigating the case. The dismissed charge concerns an alleged sexual assault of an aspiring actress by Weinstein in 2004. Five …

American Revolution Museum Honors Filmmaker Ken Burns

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is being honored in Philadelphia with an award from the Museum of the American Revolution. The museum announced Thursday that Burns will receive the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award. The museum says the award honors Burns’ “lifetime of work advancing understanding of our national history and revolutionary spirit.” …

Ex-FBI Official Says His Book Has Been Delayed by FBI Review

Former FBI acting Director Andrew McCabe says his book has been delayed because of an FBI review and he’s concerned he’s been singled out for what he calls “irregular unfair treatment.” McCabe’s book was scheduled for release Dec. 4. He now says in a statement that it will come out in February. McCabe says the …

Trump, Kanye West to Have White House Lunch

President Donald Trump is having lunch Thursday with rapper Kanye West, who he calls a longtime friend.   Trump told “Fox and Friends” Thursday: “He’s a different kind of guy and that’s OK with me.”   The White House has said they will talk about manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in …

Century-Old American Art Form Alive and Tapping

Tap dance gets its name from the sounds made by special shoes with metal taps. The American art form got its start in the 1800s, as a melting pot of ethnic percussive dances blended African tribal dances with Scottish hornpipes and jigs. It fit especially well with another American art form, jazz, and its influence …

Century-Old American Art Form Alive and Tapping 

Tap dance, a young student says with a giggle, is “a bit louder than ballet.” Wearing leotards and pale pink tights, she and three other girls skip across the floor at a community center in Albany, California. Their shiny black tap shoes make them sound like a small herd of ponies clattering across cobblestones. The …

Cardi B, Post Malone Won’t Compete For New Artist Grammy

Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won’t compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Cardi B, who earned two nominations at this year’s Grammys held in February, was not eligible for nomination because of her previous nominations. The Grammys, which has adjusted …