DONALD Trump has been busy selecting his top team since his shock election victory, and now his Cabinet is taking shape after he took charge in the White House.The former host of the Apprentice told each of them "You're Hired" - but his nominees to run government departments now face the process of approval by the US Senate before taking up their roles.Here we take a look at who's who in Trump's inner circle.President-elect Donald Trump has now named several of his officials, but it's a process which takes several weeks.Before Trump, George H W Bush had been the only president since 1968 to name cabinet nominees in the two weeks following the election.The majority of appointments for every president since Nixon have been made in the six weeks following the election.It is not unusual for the process to be ongoing until close to the date of inauguration.There are 15 positions in the American cabinet.They are: Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of … [Read more...] about Who is in Donald Trump’s cabinet? Names on the list and roles – here’s what we know
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Harry Truman and Richard Nixon played piano, Bill Clinton saxophone. John F. Kennedy asked the poet Robert Frost to speak at his inauguration and hosted a number of classical music ensembles at the White House. Jimmy Carter began many mornings of his presidency listening to half an hour of Mozart, absorbed hours of Richard Wagner in the evening and was an avid theater-goer. Theodor Roosevelt invited the pianists and composers Ferruccio Busoni and Ignacy Paderewski to perform at the White House. During the administration of Ronald Reagan, a noted opera singer was slated to appear there. Somewhat uncertain, First Lady Nancy Reagan suggested to her husband that they ask their friend Frank Sinatra for advice. George H.W. Bush preferred country music. In his youth, Barack Obama's idol was Stevie Wonder; his Spotify playlist includes numbers by Marvin Gaye, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin and Kanye West. What does history reveal about presidents' interest in the arts and how it … [Read more...] about Trump, Clinton and the arts: What would their presidencies mean for culture?