Barack Obama and Michelle Obama during an event. File photo/AP
The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow."
Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake's "Too Good," Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" and the Sinatra standard "I've Got You Under My Skin."
Other choices are "MOOD 4 EVA," the "Lion King" song with Beyonce and Jay-Z among other artists; and such oldies as Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" and Dobie Gray's "Drift Away."
Last week, Barack Obama offered book recommendations, among them Colson Whitehead's "The Nickel Boys," Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and the "collected works" of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who died Aug. 12.
Starting out, Indian singer Prateek Kuhad gave himself one year to make it. He is still no stranger to self-doubt -- but now even Barack Obama is a fan of his heartbreak-inspired songs.
Obama and his family are getting through the summer by listening to 'a mix of genres,' with songs by Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Megan thee Stallion and Princess Nokia making appearances on the annual list.
Rihanna said Thursday she had been given complete freedom to design her first fashion line for French luxury powerhouse LVMH, which is banking on the pop diva to find a new market of millennials beyond the reach of its traditional brands.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) with the theme ‘Sustainability and Heritage ... A Reborn Aspiration’, was a place where painters and artists — besides others from other disciplines — held their own.
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Archaeologists believe the jar was made inside the hall, as it is larger than the doorways. Another theory suggests that it was created first, and then the hall was built around it. Surrounded by a number of annexes or rooms, the hall is the largest roofed building discovered at the archaeological site.