News

Dave Matthews addresses 78 new citizens at Monticello

Dave Matthews addresses 78 new citizens at Monticello

Photo: WENN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Seventy-eight people became U.S. citizens at the annual Fourth of July naturalization ceremony at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

Musician Dave Matthews gave the keynote address. He reminded the audience that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and that some fled tyranny while others were brought here against their will.

Matthews is a native of South Africa who became a naturalized citizen himself in 1980. He formed his band in Charlottesville in 1991.

The Daily Progress reports that the 78 who took the U.S. oath of allegiance Thursday came from 36 different countries. They joined more than 3,000 others who have been naturalized at Monticello since 1963.

Latest Headlines

in Music

The science of popular music

Fresh
beatles

A new study shows there have been three major movements in American music since 1964.

in Entertainment

Super son Ashton Kutcher remodels his mom’s house

Fresh
ashton-kutcher2

The "That '70s Show" star is giving his mom a Mother's Day she'll never forget.

in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Super’ soccer mascot is super drunk

14-overlay

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Austria Vienna's mascot - a cape-wearing lion named "Super Leo" - has fallen and he can't get up.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

Every Arnold Schwarzenegger film in 6 minutes

Updated
19-overlay1

From "Conan the Barbarian" to "Jingle All the Way," the best scenes from every Arnold movie.

in Lifestyle

Grown kids using tech to keep tabs on aging parents

camera

It wasn't long ago that tech-savvy parents used baby monitors and nanny cams to keep tabs on their offspring. Now, the tables have turned.