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Ohio zoo commemorates Elephant Day with pregnancy announcement

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018|10:20 a.m.

POWELL, Ohio– The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is commemorating World Elephant Day by announcing that one of its Asian elephant mommies is expecting.

Zoo officials said Saturday that 31-year-old Phoebe is expecting her 4th calf and her 3rd in Columbus, where she came to reside in 2002. Authorities say she remains in her 3rd trimester and is anticipated to give birth in December. Elephant pregnancies last about 22 months.

The identity of the child’s daddy is a secret that will be fixed with DNA after Phoebe’s calf is born. Phoebe was inseminated with sperm from Columbus Zoo partner Hank and an elephant from another zoo. She also was reproduced by Hank.

Phoebe’s previous 2 deliveries in 2004 and 2009 are the only 2 Asian elephants to be born at Columbus Zoo.

Interesting evolution: Intimate Wynn night life place Intrigue commemorates 2 years

There are 2 things I enjoy most about Intrigue, and they both have something to do with the lavish Wynn club’s size. Initially, although it feels a lot more intimate, friendly and active than any of the Strip’s lots of megaclubs, Intrigue still uses 3 unique environments in between the bumping main room, the luxurious outdoor patio space and the mildly muted, luxurious Living Room. Second, the skill in this space is as big as it gets, and capturing a substantial dance music imitate Diplo, Jauz, Marshmello or Afrojack in this compact environment appears too excellent to be real.

However it’s standard procedure at Intrigue, which continues its 2nd anniversary celebration this weekend with Galantis on Friday and Dillon Francis on Saturday. The Chainsmokers began the party throughout Wednesday’s weekly industry event, marking the novice the Wynn Nightlife resident duo and chart-topping superstars performed in that location.

“We Are Wednesdays at Intrigue is the anchor of our week with locals,” states Pauly Freedman, executive director at Wynn Night life. “Residents do not get a chance to see Marshmello or The Chainsmokers on the weekend, due to the fact that our market individuals are all working. Booking fantastic skill for Wednesdays has actually helped us take the location to the next level.”

The DJ has actually been a crucial part of the evolution of Intrigue because the venue changed from its previous variation, Tryst. Intrigue was basically redesigned, with a focus on developing an unique environment with an unique feel– a great party every night no matter who’s spinning. Those vibes are still present, but the music in the primary room brings marquee names, a change made to please the audience.

“At the end of the day we heard what our clients wanted and we offered individuals exactly what they want,” Freedman states. “The genres our DJs play don’t put us into a particular lane. You can’t say we simply play trap or progressive or tech house. We play great club music, and we have actually got great DJs.”

An intimate, high end experience likewise has actually ended up being less unique as the Living Room has actually been opened up to all patrons. The radiant golden club-within-the-club is sticking to its all-vinyl policy, and it stays one of the most in-demand night life areas on the Strip.

“I think it finally has an identity now,” Freedman states. “The door is constantly open to can be found in and have a various experience and escape the loud music. The Living Space is likewise about listening to exactly what individuals desire. Vegas is not that behind-the-velvet-ropes, closed-door thing. People simply wish to celebration and they wish to have choices.”

Alternatives equivalent high-end. And after simply a few years, Intrigue has actually discovered its rhythm and focused on what it does best.

INTRIGUE 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY With Galantis April 27 & & Dillon Francis April 28, 10:30 p.m., $25-$45. Wynn, 702-770-7300.

Jason Aldean wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards; commemorates shooting victims


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Jason Aldean performs “You Make It Easy” at the 53rd yearly Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Sunday, April 15, 2018|8:22 p.m.

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Jason Aldean paid tribute to the victims of the enormous shooting at a country music celebration during his approval speech after being called performer of the year at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

“It’s been a rough year,” Aldean said throughout the event in Las Vegas, thanking those “that showed us love and assistance over the last 6 months.”

Last October an only gunman eliminated 58 people at country music’s Path 91 Harvest Festival in Sin City, becoming the most dangerous mass shooting in modern-day U.S. history. Aldean was onstage when the shooting happened.

“You people remain in our hearts constantly,” he stated. “We like Las Vegas. Vegas strong.”

The c and w neighborhood, returning to Vegas on Sunday 6 months after the enormous shooting, opened the program in memory of the victims.

Miranda Lambert stated the world can be “joined through the recovery power of music,” while Luke Bryan stated “music assists us remember what actually matters in life.” At the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Maren Morris said music “makes us stronger” and Thomas Rhett stated music provides us “an opportunity to rejoice.”

Aldean closed the psychological minute, saying in respect to the victims and music fans, “we celebrate the music tonight. America, this is your ACM Awards.”

The ACMs also marked a crucial night for Chris Stapleton, who missed out on the show due to the fact that his partner, Morgane, brought to life twins. Sunday was also the vocalist’s 40th birthday.

Stapleton, the leading nominee with eight, won male singer of the year and album of the year, where he won twice as a singer and producer.

Carrie Underwood made her first tv look given that injuring her face in strong type at the ACMs, owning the stage with her powerhouse vocals.

Underwood, in a glittery dress, returned to the phase like an A-List veteran when she performed her new tune, “Cry Pretty,” making a rousing, and long, standing ovation from the audience. Underwood injured her face and wrist last year due to a fall at her house.

Following the efficiency, she immediately won vocal occasion of the year for the dance-infused nation tune, “The Fighter,” with Keith Urban.

“Thank you for having me,” Underwood stated to Urban onstage. “I am still kind of shaking right now,” she included, appearing teary-eyed.

Lambert likewise made history Sunday: She went beyond Brooks and Dunn as the most decorated act in ACM history with 32 wins. Lambert won her ninth successive female singer of the year prize and won twice for tune of the year– as the entertainer and co-writer of “Tin Guy.”

“I can not believe this. I actually cannot. … I love c and w. It’s my totally life,” Lambert stated onstage. “I will never ever take it for granted.”

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard wore an all-red ensemble and Brian Kelley was in all-white when they struck the phase with pop singer Bebe Rexha to perform the huge hit “Meant to Be,” which is investing its 19th week on top of Signboard’s Hot country songs chart. It ties Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” as the 3rd longest-running song of all-time on the chart.

The longest-running No. 1 tune of all-time on the country charts, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” won single record of the year at the ACMs; Hunt didn’t go to the program.

Little Big Town sang Elton John’s “Rocket Guy” in celebration of the icon’s new album, “Remediation,” which features nation vocalists covering his tunes. Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina were remarkable when they sang their duet, “Exactly what Ifs.” Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley also carried out.

McEntire, who carried out with Kelly Clarkson, hosted the three-hour show a year after Bryan and Bentley got the job done.

“It takes one woman to do the task of 2 males,” she said, making a rousing applause.

Old Dominion won vocal group of the year, besting Little Big Town and Woman Antebellum.

“This is heavy in a lot of methods,” diva Matthew Ramsey said, holding the trophy in his hand.

“We’re so lucky. Take a look at us, look at us!” he said about his bandmates, all worn stylish suits. “We look good. We feel good. We’re friends. And we’re having a ball.

“Thank you for letting us make music.”

Cardi B commemorates Grammy nods, hit songs at label party


Scott Roth/Invision/ AP In this Oct. 26, 2017, image, Cardi B carries out at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse at Barclays Center in Brooklyn district of New York.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018|1 a.m.

New York City– Tell Cardi B she’s nominated for a Grammy and the development rap artist will rapidly remind you: She’s chosen for “two of them.”

The chart-topping rapper performed late Thursday at a pre-Grammy celebration held by her record label’s parent company, Warner Music Group. When the DJ said she “got chosen for a Grammy,” she remedied him.

” Two of them,” she stated.

The 25-year-old entertainer commemorated her first set of Grammy nominations at The Grill in New York City with an efficiency of her five hit songs, likewise providing the audience a dose of her humor and likable character.

She was energetic as she kicked off the efficiency with her verse on the remix to Bruno Mars’ anthemic and upbeat tune, “Skill.” In a black ensemble, she worked the phase with 2 background dancers, going through her hits that have dominated on radio and on streaming services, from “Bartier Cardi” to “No Limitation,” a cooperation with G-Eazy and A$ AP Rocky.

Cardi B currently has 5 tunes in the Leading 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, consisting of three in the Leading 10 (” Finesse” is No. 4; “No Limitation” is No. 7; and “MotorSport” with Migos and Nicki Minaj is No. 10).

Her significant label debut single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” topped the Hot 100 in 2015 and made her the first solo female rap artist to reach the task given that Lauryn Hill carried out in 1998. The tune is nominated for two Grammys on Sunday– best rap tune and best rap performance– pitting her against Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar.

” It’s the Grammys– hope a (woman) take one. Let me take it to the Bronx,” she said to the crowd.

Cardi B thanked her label, Atlantic Records, at the event, where participants consisted of singers Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Rita Ora, Ciara, Kimbra and Bebe Rexha; country music group Little Big Town; Oscar- and Tony-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; rapper Gucci Hair; music market players and press.

The rap artist said prior to she signed to Atlantic “a great deal of these labels were trying to play me … they were trying to sign me for $50,000.”

“‘ Love and Hip Hop’ was paying me that,” said Cardi B to laughs, describing the VH1 truth show she starred on, which assisted her fame grow after the previous stripper established a following on social networks.

Cardi B, who has launched numerous mixtapes, is set to release her debut album this year. She will perform with Mars at the Grammys, airing live on CBS from Madison Square Garden.

” Y’ all wan na know something y’ all rich (people), if I (mess) up tomorrow I can still go to the strip club,” she said.

Morimoto commemorates his very first year in Las Vegas

It feels like just yesterday we were awaiting the opening of well known chef Masaharu Morimoto’s eponymous Las Vegas restaurant. However time flies when you’re having fun, and Morimoto is all about creating a great time– unforgettable, unique moments and flavors that cannot be reproduced anywhere else.

The Iron Chef touched down in Las Vegas to celebrate the restaurant’s 1 year anniversary and to discuss the success of yet another seriously well-known restaurant. “Everybody likes Las Vegas,” Morimoto informed Industry Weekly. “This is my dream come to life.”

Since opening his area at the MGM Grand in 2016, Morimoto says the essential question has constantly been, “How can I make my consumer pleased?” He does not follow patterns and explains himself as the conductor of an elaborate orchestra.

At 62, his health is a top priority. “I counted last year the number of days I remained at house and used my own pillow– 68 days,” he says. “I appreciate who I employ. Perhaps 150 people work here under the Morimoto name in Las Vegas, and [I have] more than 1,000 employees under the Morimoto name [worldwide] A lot of people are on my shoulders. I have to be healthy.”

The chef is so busy, he needed to sit out the upcoming season of Iron Chef to prepare for two brand-new dining establishment openings. While he might not appear on your television screen as quickly, he still intends to make an effect with his latest cookbook, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking. “People believe Japanese food and sushi is strange, but Japanese cooking ought to not be mysterious,” he states. “It’s simple! Attempt it.”

Don’t think you can master oyster foie gras or yellowtail pastrami in your home? We will not blame you for checking out Morimoto rather.

Elton John commemorates 25 years of AIDS foundation


Denise Truscello Elton John will conclude his “Million Dollar Piano” residency at the Colosseum in the spring of 2018.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017|1 a.m.

New York City– A teary and emotional Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his HELP foundation with a gala in New York City, raising about $4.4 million and telling the audience that they would end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

John’s efforts to raise awareness and fight against AIDS were lauded by former U.S. President Expense Clinton, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Aretha Franklin, who closed the event with a collection of songs.

John grew teary-eyed onstage after Jeanne White– the mother of Ryan White, an Indiana teen who ended up being the poster child for HIV awareness during the 1980s AIDS crisis– spoke passionately about how John visited her kid while he was sick and helped her family economically. She called John her “guardian angel.”

John stated at the time he visited Ryan White, he “hated himself” which the White household helped him alter for the better.

“What the White household did was light a little candle in my soul,” John stated. “Six months after Ryan died, I got help and I ended up being sober.”

The 70-year-old singer also was in tears at the end of his speech, recalling a birthday party he held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where Tuesday’s occasion took place, and hanging out with his late friend, writer Ingrid Sischy.

“She was my sis. I don’t have her anymore. I have her inside of me. And I miss her so much,” he said of Sischy, who died of breast cancer in 2015. “I just want she was here to see this.”

The Elton John AIDS Structure introduced in 1992 in the United States and in the United Kingdom a year later on. The two organizations have raised more than $385 million ever since, and John stated 98 percent of what is raised is used to help others.

“The life that Elton John and David (Furnish) have built, the buddies they have and the work they do will in the end be the most lovely tune he ever wrote,” Clinton stated.

“A Long-lasting Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation” was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and participants consisted of vocalists Billy Joel, Sting, Sheryl Crow and Maxwell, and actresses Glenn Close and Susan Lucci. The occasion raised more than $700,000 in a live auction. A visit to a taping of the TV series “Will & & Grace” and a meet-and-greet with the cast went for $45,000; a Bvlgari necklace sold for $70,000; and tickets to “Saturday Night Live” chose $55,000.

Alec Baldwin appeared onstage prior to the “SNL” tickets were auctioned, going into character as Clinton then President Donald Trump. He made loud laughs from the audience.

Franklin, who plans to retire quickly, closed the three-hour-plus event with tunes like “I State a Little Prayer” and “Highway.” John called her “the best singer of all time.”

Other entertainers consisted of Grammy-winning musicians Joshua Bell and Heather Headley, who has actually likewise won a Tony Award.

'' A Choregraphers’ Showcase' ' commemorates 10 years of dance partnership


Virginia Trudeau This year’s display efficiencies start October 8 at Mystére Theater.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017|2 a.m.

. This Sunday begins the 10th anniversary efficiencies of the annual collaboration between Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil known as “A Choreographers’ Showcase.” The first of three programs is set for 1 p.m. October 8 at the Mystére Theater at Treasure Island, and the program continues October 14 and 15 at the very same Strip area.

“AIR CONDITIONING” is emblematic of the long tradition of Las Vegas entertainers avoiding the Boulevard to work artistically with other regional artists, but there are 2 dancers-choreographers who are particularly thrilled to work together for this year’s edition.

Rachel Thomson is among the ballet’s business artists, in her 3rd year in Las Vegas from Alberta, Canada. She’s participated in “ACS” as long as she’s been in town, and she met Vegas native Anthony Cardona, an entertainer from Cirque’s “Michael Jackson One” show at Mandalay Bay, that first year. They began dating soon later on, and together they’ve created among the 15 initial works that will exist in this year’s show.

“We struck it off immediately, and she’s been my love since,” says Cardona. Though they’ve danced in the display, it’s the very first time for both performers to choreograph for the occasion. “We thought it was an excellent concept to collaborate and we were motivated by the whole team to do so, and they have actually been helping us along the way on the entire project.”

Cardona has choreographed different entertainment occasions at MGM Resorts residential or commercial properties during his profession, but the hip-hop dancer says this collaborative experience is expanding his point of view like never before. “She and I have 2 various trainings however we decided to come together and get rid of any presumptions of what we must be doing and start fresh,” he says. Their piece utilizes elements of Thomson’s style, ballet, combined with poppers, a bonebreaker, and other street-style dancers.

“Our piece is a combination of both of those [styles],” Thomson says. “There are specific sections he was more focused on and particular ones that are more my part, however numerous multiple parts where we bring them together.”

Their piece likewise includes a member of NBT’s Future Dance Scholars program, an outreach project established in 1993 that serves trainees from underserved communities and provides direct exposure to the art and education of dance.

“It’s an actually big honor for both of us to be part of the anniversary occasion,” Cardona says. “It’s not simply a partnership of artists, it’s truly various audiences coming together, too. People who may not go to a Cirque shoe or go to the ballet will sit together and delight in seeing these worlds collide.”

More than 60 regional artists from both companies plus 10 Future Dance Scholars will carry out in the showcase, a benefit for the nonprofit ballet company. Proceeds will support the business’s productions at the Smith Center along with its education and outreach programs. Tickets for the efficiencies begin at $25 and are available by calling 702-894-7722 or at nevadaballet.org.

Flute Convocation Commemorates Panamanian Celebration Sept. 13

Please join UNLV physician of musical arts prospect Dafne Guevara for a very unique flute convocation at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center. The performance commemorates the Panamanian Flute Celebration she solitarily arranged and presented July 3 -Aug. 4. Through absolutely nothing but perseverance and persistence, Guevara organized more than 60 trainees from around the world to attend the celebration that consisted of UNLV flute professor Jennifer Grim, in addition to other well-known expert flutists and teachers. The event is complimentary and open to the public.

'' Baz– Star Crossed Love' ' commemorates an effective first year at the Palazzo Theatre


Romeo and Juliet is just one of the love stories set to music in

Saturday, July 29, 2017|2 a.m.

. When it opened in the middle of 2015 at Light Club at Mandalay Bay, Baz was a bright, fresh, various musical production on the Las Vegas Strip, aiming to make its mark in a tempestuous live entertainment landscape. Now, as the program commemorates its first anniversary as Baz– Star Crossed Love in a more natural home at the Palazzo Theatre, it’s that much closer to making to making that mark.

“Vegas has actually been a wild flight for us,” states Shane Scheel, executive producer and co-creator at For The Record, the Los Angeles-based live entertainment company behind Baz. “Dealing with the Cirque du Soleil [team] at Light provided us what we called our Vegas workshop and it was an amazing experience to put that together, then to have everyone at Venetian [and Palazzo] come see it and fall for it and think we can do it even much better, that has been a reward for us to continue to explore the program.

“To have it running for a year there is surreal due to the fact that Vegas is a wild city to produce in. There’s a great deal of competition, and our goal was produce something very different. Every day that’s how we think.”

For The Record’s programs– called a “unique postmodern cabaret” by Vanity Fair– celebrate the work of well-known and famous film directors like Quentin Tarantino, John Hughes, Martin Scorsese, and in Las Vegas, Baz Luhrmann. Baz is centered on the love stories in Luhrmann’s movies Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, set to a contemporary pop music soundtrack including tunes like Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” The show has been hailed for generally strong vocal efficiencies from its ensemble cast and its ability to surround its audience with noise and action.

“When we set out to the Palazzo, we were truly able to take the area and craft it into something that matches the show. Light was a fun play ground however it wasn’t developed for the show,” Scheel states. “The Palazzo Theatre was developed for the For The Record experience, to bring the action off the screen and into people’s laps, and their minds and hearts, so you can become completely immersed in these films and stories and, most significantly, the soundtracks.”

Accompanying the anniversary of the program is the return of its original star, Ruby Lewis, who plays Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan. Lewis, who’s likewise worked in film and television on Girl Satisfies World, Masters of Sex, Desperate Homemakers and more, just covered a year-long run as the lead in the Broadway debut of Cirque’s Paramour, a function that was born from her operate in the very first variation of Baz.

“It sort of fell into my lap due to my connection through Baz with Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical [group],” Lewis states. (Cirque was included with Baz at Light but is not included with the Palazzo production.) “Paramour was an entirely various beast. The artistic process was absolutely natural, very various from what I was utilized to, which is setting up a program in a couple weeks. We took our time constructing the program, and it was my first time on this grand scale where I got to be such a huge part of the procedure and have a lot input.”

Constructing the Concubine character around her strengths was a perfect circumstance for Lewis, and she states it altered the method she approaches her performances now– including repeating her function in Baz. “It’s not that my efficiency has actually been bashful, however as you experience more, it colors your performance,” she states. “I feel like I have the ability to go a little deeper which it feels more comfy in this function for me now. And I’ve really been munching at the bit after I saw it open [at Palazzo] and the area is so stunning, and the way the program has been reimagined is so vibrant and interesting.”

Baz has actually come a long way, Scheel explains, and it’s since of a serious dedication from everybody included.

“We have actually done shows in a lot of various type of locations, from a bar in East Hollywood to a 2,000-seat theater at South by Southwest,” he says. “We could not do Baz without the commitment of many people, from designers and actors taking a chance and heading out to Vegas, to everybody from the president of the casino on down to the innovative group [at Palazzo] It’s been extremely exciting to see how they have actually sort of combined the program into the entire hotel, not just [marketing it] to visitors however envisioning how the program matches the opulence and love of the general experience at the home.”

Baz– Star Crossed Love carries out Tuesdays through Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Palazzo Theatre. Tickets start at $59.50 and more info can be found at venetian.com.

Parades, fireworks, hot dogs: United States commemorates 4th of July


By Andres Kudacki/ AP Image With the New york city City skyline in the background fireworks blow up during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New york city. (AP Photo/)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017|2 a.m.

NEW YORK– Americans commemorated the United States’ 241st birthday in both wondrous and severe methods, from flashy firework screens for huge crowds to small-town parades.

Tuesday’s events even went worldwide, as U.S. senators took a trip to Afghanistan and spent the vacation with the soldiers and an Independence Day exhibit took Major League Baseball to London.

Along with the fireworks, July 4th also includes some light-hearted traditions, like competitive eating contests. But the vacation is happening in a country that has actually grappled with divides this previous year. And in a period of concerns about security, the Independence Day events are mixed with precautions.

Some highlights from all over the world:



Thousands upon thousands of fireworks turned the night sky over New york city City into a festival of color during the annual Macy’s fireworks show. Crowds lined up along the East River to enjoy.

The 60,000 shells launched from 5 barges went off at approximately 2,400 shells per minute and blew up into delighted faces and flowers in colors including purple, orange and yellow. The crowd cheered and applauded wildly, with great deals of oohs and weeps of “Take a look at that!”

Melissa Beasley, who recently transferred to New York from Alabama, said she hoped the fireworks show was an inspiration.

“For all individuals here, I hope it brings them together and makes them understand that there is a terrific truth about the United States where all these people, all these various types of people can come together and celebrate the fact that we live here relatively quietly with each other,” she stated.

Security to get into the location was tight. Authorities established checkpoints to take a look at bags, and observers needed to leave chairs and blankets behind in favor of standing. Some officers were heavily armed, with bulletproof vests and helmets.

New York resident G. Brian Hutchinson mored than happy to see them, thanking every one as he strolled by.

“These men are the best,” he stated. “It’s a tough job they got, keeping us safe in New York City at an event like this.”

Before the fireworks went off, artists consisting of Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow, and Brad Paisley carried out.



For President Donald Trump’s very first Self-reliance Day in office, he and very first girl Melania Trump hosted a picnic for military households at the White House.

Rain threatened the event on the South Yard but cleaned up as Trump stepped out to resolve the crowd from a veranda. The Republican president vowed his “undeviating support” and informed the crowd that he will “always have your back.”

Before the picnic, Trump began his vacation at his golf club in Virginia. He reached the club in Sterling just before 10 a.m. and invested nearly 4 hours there before going back to the White House. Aides did not respond to questions about whether he was golfing.

Later, the festive, star-spangled crowd that gathered for the July Fourth show and fireworks on the National Shopping mall could not avoid being advised of the unsightly reality of life in Washington in 2017.

Concertgoers were welcomed by heavy security, including policeman with semiautomatic rifles around their necks and roadways blocked with concrete barriers, military automobiles and construction equipment.

And host John Stamos required time throughout the “Capitol 4th” concert on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol to honor one law enforcement officer in specific: special agent David Bailey, of the United States Capitol Authorities, who was wounded while securing members of Congress throughout a shooting at a baseball practice last month.

The performance featured efficiencies by the Beach Boys, the 4 Tops and the Blues Brothers.



Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians waved flags and sang patriotic songs at Independence Day parades across the state.

Numerous individuals lined the streets under intense sunshine Tuesday for seaside Santa Monica’s celebration, which featured bands and vintage cars.

California’s love affair with the car was also front and center at South Pasadena’s parade, which had the theme “Liberty on the Road. Commemorating Route 66.”

When the sun sets, the parties will continue with fireworks displays. Among the largest in the Los Angeles area will be the annual fanfare at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

To the north, officials are hoping clouds will clear in time for the big display screen over San Francisco Bay.



A little American sports culture was displayed in London’s Hyde Park, where a number of previous major leaguers completed in a home run derby. Major League Baseball intends to build interest in the sport in Britain and Europe, despite the region’s longstanding preference for soccer.

The managing director of Big league Baseball for Europe, Charlie Hill, said the Independence Day exhibition is an attempt to “lay down roots” in Britain. He states it’s possible that some official games will be played in London throughout the 2019 season.

On the other hand, Denmark hosted the Rebild Celebration, considered one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations outside the United States. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen– who just recently tweeted that Trump “needs to tighten up, concentrate on the battle for flexibility and lionize for the presidency” in action to Trump’s own Twitter practice– told festival-goers that “when you are friends, you can criticize.”



Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse states it was psychological and motivating to spend July Fourth with soldiers in Afghanistan.

Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican politician, led a group of senators to Pakistan and Afghanistan for the holiday weekend. They went to a military base in South Waziristan and consulted with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad prior to taking a trip to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, stated in a phone interview from Bagram airfield on Tuesday it was psychological because service members in Afghanistan are continuously in harm’s method and constantly making the nation proud.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Georgia Republican politician Sen. David Perdue are on the trip. They met Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.



Record-setting hotdog eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut kept his title at the hotdog consuming contest at Nathan’s Famous in New York, climaxing he set in 2015. The San Jose, California, guy devoured 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes, besting last year’s mark of 70.

On the other hand, Miki Sudo notched a 4th straight win in the ladies’s department on the Coney Island boardwalk. The Las Vegas woman ate 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.



In Philadelphia, where the Establishing Daddies approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, there was a daylong national birthday celebration.

At an event of freedom ceremony at Independence Hall on Tuesday morning, members of Boyz II Guys check out excerpts from the document, and a parade was held through the city’s historic location. Descendants of a few of the signers of the Declaration were to take part in the annual ritualistic tapping of the Liberty Bell later Tuesday.

Hundreds of countless individuals attended a party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with hours of free music capped by a show by Mary J. Blige. The festivities ended with a fireworks display.



Residents of the southern Utah ski resort town of Brian Head were preparing a fireworks-free event, having returned home simply this past Friday after a wildfire forced evacuations in the town two weeks previously.

“None of us even knew if we were going to be open for the Fourth of July,” Brian Head Resort representative Mark Wilder stated.

The alpine town is near several national monuments and parks in Utah’s red rock nation.

Brian Head is usually filled with suppliers selling crafts and food on the vacation, among the most significant commemorated at the resort and the start of the location’s festival season, Wilder stated.

But he stated the town has suspended its fireworks show this year since the area is still too dry and ripe for fires.



At the nation’s oldest constant Fourth of July celebration, a female was struck by a parade float. WJAR-TV reports it happened at the parade in Bristol, Rhode Island. Spectators stated the woman was pinned under the float and onlookers assisted raise it off her. The female was hospitalized.

The Bristol parade was started in 1785. It’s billed as the oldest constant celebration of self-reliance in the country and brings in about 100,000 people to the seaside town in a typical year.

In Fremont, Ohio, an antique tow truck crashed into 2 tractors during an Independence Day parade, injuring several individuals. Authorities state the tow truck’s motorist lost control of the car and crashed into 2 farm tractors near the start of the parade.