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GET IT: The Prez & First Lady DANCE IT UP With Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake & MORE At The White House

 

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The President and First Lady hosted Memphis Soul night at the White House last night with soulful performances from Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake and "American Idol" finalist Joshua Ledet.  See pics from the upcoming broadcast inside.... 

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Last night, President Barack Obama and wife Michelle brought "Memphis Soul" to the White House for a taped special airing as part of their "In Performance at the White House" series. 

Mr. Prez opened the evening with remarks about Memphis Soul and its historical importance in creating a sense of racial harmony during one of the nation's darkest period. 

"Memphis, Tennessee, was segregated in the 1960s, but blacks and whites came together despite the institutional racism to create a soulful blend of gospel and rhythmic blues music that sought to 'bridge those divides, to create a little harmony with harmony." 

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Queen Latifah was among the A-list celebs who graced the stage, putting their own spin on soulful classics.  She was joined by Booker T. Jones, Cyndi Lauper and Justin Timberlake and others. 

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First Lady Michelle Obama rocked a daring, off-the-shoulder, gown for the swanky event held in the East Room.  

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The President and First Lady were joined by Sasha, Malia and the First Granny, Marian Robinson, who all got a kick out of watching President Obama bust out some dance moves during the concert.  The entire evening is set to air as a PBS special on on April 16.

 

Watch President Obama's opening remarks here:

And a sneak peek at Justin Timberlake's performance:

 

 

Photos via PBS/Getty

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Everyone looks so lovely. You

Everyone looks so lovely. You betta WERK First Lady!
Denise2007's picture

Can we stop it with the Bey

Can we stop it with the Bey trying to hook up with the Pres. Beyonce is friends with Michelle.

Obama is fine, happy birthday

Obama is fine, happy birthday mr.president, in my marilyn monroe voice. lol

It's NOT his Bday...His Bday

It's NOT his Bday...His Bday is in August.
star's picture

Well happy early birthday.

Well happy early birthday.

Lmaoooo@JHC .....Umma Have To

Lmaoooo@JHC .....Umma Have To Agree. BattyBee Is An Under The Radar Stalker Of The POTUS. Our Flotus Is Beautiful. It's her Mouf That Throws Me Off From Time 2 Time.
Keyths'Girl's picture

Even though you have a second

Even though you have a second term, don't ghettofy and make the white house too damn black. Do we need Soul night
lola69's picture

it would have been perfectly

it would have been perfectly fine if George Bush had a country western night and this is ok too. there's nothing "ghetto" or negative about soul music.
shuga's picture

Speak!!!!!!! and Bush did

Speak!!!!!!! and Bush did have several country music supports at events.
LaFord's picture

@shuga ~ Thank you!¡ ~ ♪♫♪♫♪

@shuga ~ Thank you!¡ ~ ♪♫♪♫♪ People didn't seem to mind when Clinton used to bring out the sax and play the blues. SMH at the stupidity. Any a$$ worth his/her name knows that music unifies and crosses racial and color barriers. ♪♫♪♫♪
GetUrLife's picture

OMG Latifah and those

OMG Latifah and those lashes.......LOL
star's picture

Michelle still got that look

Michelle still got that look on her face like, I haven't forgotten how beautiful you said that other woman was buddy....don't get too close!...lol.
JewelryLover's picture

and forgot that you probably

and forgot that you probably have already hit that.
lola69's picture

So THATS WHY the Obama's sent

So THATS WHY the Obama's sent the Carter's off to CUBA......Michelle was sick of Batty Bey trying to hang out around the White House and STALK the Prez!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

FLOTUS Michelle ALWAYS looks

FLOTUS Michelle ALWAYS looks #haute and fab! Twitter/IG: @princedre247
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