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'Obamas Host Poetry Jam

Even on weeknights, the White House is a party house. The Obamas hosted a star-studded poetry jam Tuesday night that President Obama said was meant to “celebrate the power of words.” Michelle, meanwhile, told guests to “enjoy, have fun, and be loose.” Several writers of various backgrounds performed, including James Earl Jones and Mayda del Valle. Director Spike Lee, ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, and even veep Joe Biden were spotted in the crowd, enjoying music from bassist Eric Lewis and singer Esperanza Spalding. “Our goal really is to bring the house alive,’’ White House social secretary Desiree Rogers said. Since Inauguration Day, the Obamas have hosted Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, and Paul Muldoon, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet from Ireland.'

For the New York Times Caucus report with pictures , please see here.

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arwensong
May. 13th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
How cool is that?! I wonder how I can get on the guest list....
gaeln
May. 13th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
that would be worth flying all the way to D.C. for
shadownyc
May. 13th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
They really are doing wonders for spirit and the arts!
gaeln
May. 13th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
When Clinton first became president, there was a political cartoon in our paper which showed him sitting, all kicked back, on top of the White House playing his saxaphone. Reminds me of that sort of spirit.
snowmore
May. 14th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
The Obamas appear to have breathed a breath of fresh air into the White House. A young couple with young children, being hip, happening, sociable and happy. I think it's wonderful!
gaeln
May. 14th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
I could not agree more.
secretsolitaire
May. 14th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
This is awesome! *fangirls the Obamas even more*
gaeln
May. 14th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I know, I think I may have even *squeed* when I read this.
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