Max Moran, 17, who attends the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, performs as part of a jazz trio Tuesday for the Congressional Arts Caucus. The trio was in Washington, D.C., to perform today for the United States Conference of Mayors convention, which is being held today through Friday at the Capital Hilton. The trio’s school will be presented with the 2006 National Award for Excellence in Arts Programs for Youth.
American flags decorate the hood of an antique Ford car in the 4th of July Parade in Ripley, W. Va., on July 4, 2014. The parade is billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day Celebration."