A crowd of hundreds of thousands of people, including warmly dressed women with American flags stuck in their hair, a smattering of celebrities and many Republicans, gathered yesterday to witness President Barack Obama take his second oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Bill Gates knows the importance of education, even if he did drop out of Harvard University to start Microsoft . That’s why he’s promoting “ Waiting for Superman ,” Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim ’s new documentary on the sorry state of U.S. public schools.
President Barack Obama’s second inauguration next week will combine the star power of Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor with a lineup that reflects social values Obama will champion in his new term.
Herbie Hancock ’s latest album takes its title from a John Lennon song that imagined a world with no national boundaries. Fittingly, “ The Imagine Project ” features an international group of musicians who recorded songs in cities around the globe.