Painted stone record attempt for cancer girl

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIsla Tansey wanted people to make and share stones to help remember her The family of a seven-year-old girl who died from spinal cancer are hoping to break a world record based on her love of painted stones. Before her death last year, Isla Tansey, from Hinckley, Leicestershire, inspired people around the world to decorate and hide stones. Her family now want to set a new record for the most painted stones in a single display. The attempt will take place at a family fun day in her memory later. Her love of painted stones prompted the #islastones appeal, in which she encouraged people to paint and hide stones for others to …

Solange shines at London’s Lovebox

It’s an abstract, complex record, with none of the instant hooks of its predecessor, 2016’s A Seat At The Table. But the audience, instead of being alienated, seemed enraptured by the snaking, jazz-like arrangements, and Solange’s sunlit harmonies. Wisely, the singer peppered the set with more-recognisable songs from her back catalogue – the street funk of Losing You, and the soaring ballad Cranes In The Sky – and threaded the new record’s most memorable earworm, Things I Imagined, throughout the set as a musical motif. Skip Youtube post by SolangeKnowlesVEVO Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report The band was crisp and clear, with a brass section that brought a fresh, New Orleans vibe to the material; highlighting Solange’s …

Jennifer Lopez To Gay High School Valedictorian: I’m ‘Always Standing With You’

to reveal he was gay in a commencement speech got some one-on-one time with Nat Werth graduated from Sheboygan Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in May. Though the 18-year-old finished at the top of his class, school administrators rejected his planned commencement speech because he’d used it to open up about his sexuality to classmates.  he told BuzzFeed in June. “I knew that they wouldn’t let me say that at graduation, but I put it in the rough draft because for me it was part of the writing process and how I was reflecting on my high school career.” noting, “Because they knew that I was gay, they chose not to let me give the speech.”  The Sheboygan Press, as well …

Park Service Directed To Shift $2.5 Million In Fees To Help Pay For July 4 Parade: Report

The White House has been preparing for the president’s “Salute to America” on Thursday, a grand parade meant to showcase what Trump has called the “strongest and most advanced” military on the planet. Tanks have been shipped from Georgia, and a flyover by Air Force One is scheduled, as well as a promised “biggest ever” fireworks display, according to Trump. Such fees are often used on maintenance and improvements across the national park system. The entire National Park System, which covers 418 national parks, currently has nearly $12 billion in deferred maintenance due to a budget shortfall.  Trump has long touted the idea of a Fourth of July parade featuring U.S. military assets. After watching France’s Bastille Day parade in …

Pride in London marks 50 years of protest

The Red Arrows carried out a flypast at 13:25 BST. Image copyright AFP Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actor Sir Ian McKellen marched through Piccadilly Circus Image copyright PA Media Image copyright EPA ‘Smallest Pride parade’ celebrates marches Pride in London: What do all the flags mean? Are businesses using Pride without giving back? Image copyright EPA Image copyright PA Media All pictures copyrighted.

‘My parents told everyone I was dead’

In 1980 a baby girl was given up for adoption for being the wrong colour – she was mixed-race, her parents were white, and this was apartheid South Africa. But being brought up by a white couple in the UK left her searching for her place in the world. She only found it when she returned to the country of her birth. As the plane touched down in Johannesburg, Sara-Jayne King caught her breath. More than 25 years had passed since she had last seen South Africa. She had no conscious memories of it. She had left Johannesburg as a seven-week-old infant, to be deposited by her biological mother in England. The years in between had not been easy. Sara-Jayne …

Trump sings praises of American exceptionalism in elaborate July 4 salute

“Today, we come together as one nation with this very special Salute to America,” a smiling Trump said. “We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag — the brave men and women of the United States military.” ‘SALUTE TO AMERICA’ CRITICS FUELED BY ‘HATE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’: KAYLEIGH MCENANY From George Washington leading the Continental Army to the Apollo 11 moon landing, Trump rattled off a list of American accomplishments and inventions in the name of freedom, while surreptitiously sneaking in a boast about his administration’s accomplishments. “Americans love our freedom and no one will ever take it away from us,” Trump said to chants of “U-S-A.” “Our nation is stronger today than it ever was …

Group aimed at electing LGBTQ public officials backs Buttigieg at personal event

Miami (CNN)Victory Fund, a political action committee whose sole aim is electing LGBTQ politicians to office, endorsed South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday in New York, validating the mayor’s rise from small-city mayor who was not out when he was first elected to an upstart presidential candidate to a gay political icon. Annise Parker, the head of Victory Fund and a former mayor of Houston who was one of the first gay mayors of a major US city when she was elected in 2010, opened the event and announced the endorsement, telling the audience of primarily white, gay men that Buttigieg is “redefining what is possible in American politics and LGBTQ Victory Fund is ready to stand with …

CNN Fact-Checker Points Out This Telltale Sign When Donald Trump Lies

Donald Trump is about to tell a tall tale. Brooke Baldwin that Trump is usually about to lie “if he tells a story in which someone calls him “sir.” Twitter making it harder to follow him, in an interview with Fox News’ Trump told Carlson: “‘Sir’ equals untruth,” Baldwin responded to Dale’s point. The Washington Post last year how “you can almost sense when a lie is coming” after listening to Trump “long enough.”  Check out the segment here: RELATED… Washington Post Issues Warning About Trump's Fourth Of July Bash Twitter Has Field Day With Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Book News Megan Rapinoe's World Cup Goal Celebration Is Now A Trump-Trolling Meme REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more …

Before ‘Booksmart,’ Noah Galvin Was A Standout In The Musical ‘Alice By Heart’

Booksmart,” Noah Galvin all but ensured moviegoers would never hear Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” the same way again when he performed ― or, rather, interpreted ― the song The scene demonstrated Galvin’s flair for physical comedy and reminded fans that he’s first and foremost a theater guy.  A starring role on ABC’s “Dear Evan Hansen” and currently starring in the musical adaptation of “ In January, Galvin originated multiple roles in the off-Broadway musical “ HuffPost got an exclusive first listen to “Manage Your Flamingo,” a track from the “Alice by Heart” “Alice by Heart,” which debuted at New York’s MCC Theater on Jan. 30, took characters and situations from Lewis Carroll’s “Wonderland” stories and reset them in 1941, during World …

Ted Cruz Gets Torched Over Nike Boycott: ‘Kids In Cages. In Your State.’

Twitter told Sen. Nike. it would stop selling its new Air Max 1 USA sneakers, which featured the 13-star “ Nike Colin Kaepernick pointed out the flag’s association with slavery. It has also been co-opted by white nationalists. “Since they don’t want my business anymore, I won’t buy anymore,” he added. “Can anyone recommend a good sneaker co that’s not so woke?” Fox News host Laura Ingraham has In a second post, Cruz said he respected free speech and “I’m exerting mine.” Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Meghan Markle Makes Surprise Appearance With Prince Harry At MLB Game In London

Meghan Markle made a surprise visit when she joined husband Major League Baseball game in London on Saturday.  first-ever regular season MLB game held in Europe. Harry’s Invictus Games Foundation The new parents were met with applause and congratulatory messages as they met both of the rival U.S. teams ahead of the game, Harry and Meghan were also gifted mini Yankees and Red Sox jerseys for their son born in May and did not make an appearance at the event, View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meghan Markle (@hrhofsussex) on Jun 29, 2019 at 10:35am PDT told Fox Sports he was “very very nervous” to meet the royals, but that it was a “great moment for the team.” …

12 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week

We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of June 22 to 28. Check them out below.  ABOVE: Fireworks explode over the Brig “Rossiya” (Russia) as it floats on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. Credit: Anton Vaganov/Reuters Participants kiss during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev on Sunday. More than 8,000 people turned out amid tight security as far-right activists sought to disrupt the celebration, organizers said. The marchers, waving rainbow and Ukrainian flags and wearing colorful costumes, marched through the center of the capital as thousands of police and National Guard troops stood by. Linoy Ashram of Israel competes in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Women’s Ball …

Theatre photos bring backstage world to life

Image copyright Fraser McGee/Birmingham Rep Image caption “The Rep is more than a theatre. It’s an icon of the city, with its distinctive Brutalist architecture and its role in the history of Birmingham’s arts and culture scene dating back over a century,” said Mr McGee Image copyright Fraser McGee/Birmingham Rep Image caption “The theatre is unique in the city in that it’s our only producing theatre. Thanks to an incredible team of skilled crafts people, the theatre designs and creates its own sets and costumes, which makes its productions really special” Image copyright Fraser McGee/Birmingham REP Image caption Of the 100 exhibition photographs, one of Mr McGee’s favourites is a shot of a welder in the workshop. “Taken during the …

How pop divas dominated Glastonbury’s last day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChristine and the Queens on equality in music The Cure might have been headlining the Pyramid Stage, but Glastonbury’s final day was all about envelope-pushing pop divas. Billie Eilish, Janelle Monae and Christine And The Queens played across the site, bringing with them messages of liberation, empowerment and acceptance. Monae, who headlined the West Holts stage, delivered a potent mix of sex and politics, encouraging the crowd to embrace their sexuality by declaring: “Say it loud, I’m dirty and proud”. A field away, Christine and the Queens’ Heloise Letissier was also preaching tolerance, pronouncing the Other Stage “a safe space – because if there’s no judgment, then anything can happen”. Both artists …

Riz Ahmed Says He Missed ‘Star Wars’ Event Because Officials Barred Him From Plane

Riz Ahmed is shedding some light on how it’s “scary to be a Muslim right now” by sharing a recent and personal example. Star Wars Celebration” convention but Now “The Night Of” star has decided to open up about why he missed that appearance while speaking at The Hollywood Reporter. According to Ahmed, Homeland Security wouldn’t let him board a plane to Chicago because of racial profiling — and noted that he’s been consistently stopped at airports for the past 15 years. During his talk at the summit, which focused on diversity and multicultural issues across media, the 36-year-old actor spoke candidly about the daily fight against discrimination that Muslims have had to endure in a post-9/11 world — which …