He performs the Duke Ellington tune “Shine,” backed up by Ellington and the orchestra. “Shine” sums up the African American experience of transforming a barb into an ornament. Some racist slang has happily gone extinct, and the slur “shine” (for shoeshine boy) is one of them.
Pippa Middleton ‘pregnant with her first child’ with financier husbandThe sister of Kate Middleton, who is due to give birth to her third child any day, is pregnant with her first child and told close friends after her 12 week scanPippa Middleton and James Matthews leave after getting married at St Mark’s Church on May 20, 2017 (Image: WireImage)Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from mirror Royal FamilySubscribe We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsThank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPippa Middleton is expecting her first child, according to reports.The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, 34, and financier husband James Matthews, 42, are said to be ‘thrilled’ as are Kate and William.They told close family and friends last week after her 12 week scan.Sources said Kate ‘could not be more delighted’ at the news her younger sister is expecting.Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in matching blue as they join Prince William for the Queen birthday celebrationsThe Duchess, only weeks away from giving birth to her third child, was the first person after Pippa’s husband James Matthews to hear the good news.Buckingham Palace declined to comment on news that the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister is pregnant.A friend said: “When Pippa found out she was pregnant, she was obviously overjoyed.”Sister Kate and parents Carole and Michael were the first people she told after James and they could not have been more pleased.”Pippa and James broke the happy news to their inner circle after a 12 week scan.Their announcement comes weeks after James’ younger brother, former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, 28, and his 32 year old fiance, model Vogue Williams, confirmed they were expecting their first child.Pippa, 34, was said to be keen to start a family after marrying financier 42 year old James last May.Sister Kate, 36, was chief bridesmaid while Prince George, four, and two year old Princess Charlotte stole the show as page boy and bridesmaid.Read MoreWhat everyone wore to Pippa weddingWeatherUK weather forecast: Snow up to four inches deep as Met Office warns of ice blastThe Met Office has ice warnings in force across the UK today after a night of downpours. Brits awoke to 5C temperatures this morning, with cold weather expected for the rest of the dayDepartment for Work and PensionsDWP: 650,000 disability benefit claimants have their money cut under new systemNew Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures were released on Friday that show 351,000 former DLA claimants lost out on PIP since 2013 and another 306,000 saw it cut, 46% of all casesFoodHow to cook sausages the right way as chef shares the three mistakes we all makeFood expert Jeff Baker, who has fed the likes of the Queen, has shared his tips and tricks to cooking sausages and the three ways we fall foul when cooking our bangersBrazilDrunk autopsy assistant ‘caught having sex with corpse’ after football matchWanderley dos Santos Silva, 52, is reported to have been sacked after he was found lying on top of a woman at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Manaus, Brazil.