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Hot Night Planned at Snowy White House: Stars to Show Up a Night Early during Snowmageddon
WRC ^ | Tues., Feb 9 2010 | Barbara Harrison

Posted on 02/09/2010 1:23:49 PM PST by HokieMom

It may be freezing cold in Washington tonight, but there are plans for a hot time at the White House. With a new snowstorm moving into the D.C. metro area, the president and first lady decided to move up a major music event that was actually scheduled for tomorrow evening.

They’ll take the chill off invited guests with some warm music memories from the civil rights era, served up by some of America’s greatest talent.

The 2010 White House Music Series kicks off tonight with a star-studden lineup, including Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson and Seal.

There will also be music from The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University Choir and The Freedom Singers.

The concert is part of the White House celebration of Black History Month, and guest speakers include Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah. Along with the music from the civil rights era, there will be readings from famous writings and speeches of the time.

The president will open the event in the East Room at 8 p.m., and although it will be streamed live to your house on whitehouse.gov, there will no doubt be some bundled up fans braving the cold near 1600 Pennsylvania, hoping to catch of glimpse of the of the famous performers as they arrive.

The concert will be televised at 8 p.m. Thursday on public broadcasting stations nationwide.


TOPICS: Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bho44; blackhistorymonth; hollywood; pbs; snowmageddon
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The show must go on.

1 posted on 02/09/2010 1:23:49 PM PST by HokieMom
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To: HokieMom

It’s good to be king.


2 posted on 02/09/2010 1:25:33 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: netmilsmom

The White House is rather small. How are all those people going to fit in there?


3 posted on 02/09/2010 1:27:17 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Glad to see the Obamas are economizing in these trying times.


4 posted on 02/09/2010 1:28:48 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: HokieMom

It must cost quite a bit of money to get all these people to these events, pay for the food, staging, etc.


5 posted on 02/09/2010 1:30:08 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: HokieMom
The concert is part of the White House celebration of Black History Month, and guest speakers include Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah.

Here's a brain teaser: one of those three people doesn't belong, which is it?

6 posted on 02/09/2010 1:30:31 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: HokieMom

And Nero will fiddle.


7 posted on 02/09/2010 1:31:06 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: netmilsmom

Well we’re movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don’t fry in the kitchen;
Beans don’t burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin’,
Just to get up that hill.
Now we’re up in the big leagues,
Gettin’ our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it’s you and me baby,
There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

Well we’re movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.


8 posted on 02/09/2010 1:31:06 PM PST by y6162 (q1)
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To: HokieMom

Lovely!


9 posted on 02/09/2010 1:32:07 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ilgipper; dirtboy

It will be interesting to see how snarky MSNBC’s coverage will be. It certainly would be if this were a George and Laura Bush event.


10 posted on 02/09/2010 1:32:11 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: y6162
Phony Joany.
11 posted on 02/09/2010 1:32:35 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

We get to watch on whitehouse.gov. We don’t want to miss it.


12 posted on 02/09/2010 1:34:56 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Yo Yo Yo, Zero’s black half will be boogyin tonight! His white half, uh, not so much.


13 posted on 02/09/2010 1:35:17 PM PST by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: colorado tanker

Wonder who is going to sing OLD MAN RIVER?


14 posted on 02/09/2010 1:36:53 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: HokieMom

HOW I HATE IT THAT THIS GIRLYBOY AND HIS UGLY WIFE ARE IN THIS HOUSE!
WHY COULD NOT THE FIRST BLACK ( WELL OK HALF BLACK IN THIS CASE) BE A MAN OF MORAL VALUES AND HONESTY?


15 posted on 02/09/2010 1:39:32 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: HokieMom

What will they call this shindig - The Communist Concert?

Impeach Obama!


16 posted on 02/09/2010 1:40:22 PM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: Ben Mugged
And Nero will fiddle.

And Iran is up to something big.

17 posted on 02/09/2010 1:41:06 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: celtic gal

Wonder who is going to sing OLD MAN RIVER?

Did you mean SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT?


18 posted on 02/09/2010 1:43:04 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: HokieMom

I’m not amused that my tax money is going to feed Joan Baez, while we have homeless starving people freezing in Washington D.C. The Dems are so compassionate! /sarc


19 posted on 02/09/2010 1:43:33 PM PST by pray4liberty (Liberalism is the religion of narcissists. You read it here first.)
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To: celtic gal
"Wonder who is going to sing OLD MAN RIVER?"....
20 posted on 02/09/2010 1:44:15 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: HokieMom

No problem. I’ll pay for it. gag and barf.


21 posted on 02/09/2010 1:47:30 PM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: pray4liberty
I’m not amused that my tax money is going to feed Joan Baez,

It would be good to know who's footing the bill for all this very expensive line-up. I do love Joan Baez's singing, though. I don't know what her voice sounds like nowadays but it was beautiful way back when. It's a shame she's such a lefty.

22 posted on 02/09/2010 1:49:48 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

They can’t make it to work because of the weather, but they can make it to the White House to party?


23 posted on 02/09/2010 1:50:27 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: HokieMom

Any chance of someone sneaking past Secret Service tonight?


24 posted on 02/09/2010 1:50:54 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: HokieMom

Will the Salahis be there?


25 posted on 02/09/2010 1:51:30 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mass55th

Of course!


26 posted on 02/09/2010 1:51:31 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Or:
The Snow must go on....

LOL...


27 posted on 02/09/2010 1:51:33 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: HokieMom

Ooh! We’re going to be snowed in! Wee! It’s a sleepover!


28 posted on 02/09/2010 1:52:01 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

29 posted on 02/09/2010 1:54:58 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Why not Sly Stone....Boom, Laka, Laka, Laka?


30 posted on 02/09/2010 1:57:12 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: celtic gal

Celtic gal - love the name. I’m with you all the way.


31 posted on 02/09/2010 2:05:15 PM PST by bicyclerepair (Sunrise, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: HokieMom

There are a lot of desperate people in this country right now who will not look kindly upon this kind of tasteless excess. Want to celebrate black history month? Why not invite a high school choir singing gospel? The kids would be thrilled, and the angry peasants reading this would not be thinking bad thoughts.


32 posted on 02/09/2010 2:06:23 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: celtic gal
I wonder what they're eating. Will it be the same menu as the NBC cafeteria, in "honor" of Black History Month??


33 posted on 02/09/2010 2:18:28 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

now how come no one is hopping mad and claiming that menu to be racial?


34 posted on 02/09/2010 2:21:17 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: HokieMom
Algore was supposed to appear to sing his Nobel award citation but is otherwise engaged.
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Global Warming guru Algore – wearing his ever present Nobel medal – is seen here en-route to an important “scientific” conference in Nassau hosted by the UN/IPCC where he was to be the keynote speaker.

Topics on the agenda were to have included “Finding a Good Bail Bondsman,” “Not ALL Criminal Lawyers Are Sharks,” “Changing Careers for Dummies,” “You Want Fries With That?,” “How To Encrypt Emails,” “The Best Prison Jobs,” “Getting Along With Your Cellmate” and “Getting Used to Sleeping On Your Back.”

A sudden – and unfortunate – blast of what the “scientist” in charge of the conference termed “global warming” caused the meeting to be rescheduled until Algore can be thawed some time next Spring – assuming there will BE one.

Our reporter has learned that the influential conservative web site Free Republic has launched a contribution drive to rent a freezer locker in which to keep Gore for the 10 to 15 years estimated it will take for the so-called “mainstream media” to begin covering the Climategate story.


35 posted on 02/09/2010 2:22:21 PM PST by Dick Bachert (DIPLOMACY: THE ABILITY TO SAY "NICE DOGGY" WHILE GROPING FOR A LARGE ROCK.)
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To: Ben Mugged

And the phrase “Let them eat cake” keeps running through my head...

We’re going to need many more guillotines.


36 posted on 02/09/2010 2:23:39 PM PST by Dick Bachert (DIPLOMACY: THE ABILITY TO SAY "NICE DOGGY" WHILE GROPING FOR A LARGE ROCK.)
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To: y6162

With all due respect.

Bourgeois Blues lyrics

Me and my wife went all over town
And everywhere we went people turned us down
Lord, in a bourgeois town
It’s a bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Well, me and my wife we were standing upstairs
We heard the white man say’n I don’t want no niggers up there
Lord, in a bourgeois town
Uhm, bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Home of the brave, land of the free
I don’t wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie
Lord, in a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Well, them white folks in Washington they know how
To call a colored man a nigger just to see him bow
Lord, it’s a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

I tell all the colored folks to listen to me
Don’t try to find you no home in Washington, DC
‘Cause it’s a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around


37 posted on 02/09/2010 2:28:35 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: HokieMom

With all due respect to the people who fought for civil rights, that doesn’t sound like much of a hot night to me.


38 posted on 02/09/2010 2:29:27 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: latina4dubya

Are you kidding? No one in the media will criticize NBC. One of “us” can’t be racist by definition, can they be?


39 posted on 02/09/2010 2:31:23 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: GOYAKLA

And your point is?


40 posted on 02/09/2010 2:32:16 PM PST by y6162 (q1)
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To: popdonnelly
With all due respect to the people who fought for civil rights, that doesn’t sound like much of a hot night to me.

More Motown, please.

41 posted on 02/09/2010 2:40:53 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

How evil is it that a little voice inside of me, is wishing the roof would collapse and kill most of these pervert “celebrities”? >B-)


42 posted on 02/09/2010 2:42:33 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: GOYAKLA

“With all due respect.”
Read what you want.
Times change!!!


43 posted on 02/09/2010 2:43:45 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: HokieMom
Temple of Obamunism
44 posted on 02/09/2010 3:08:15 PM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: HokieMom
The deficit could be erased if he'd just stay home and work.

I really resent paying for all of these junkets.

45 posted on 02/09/2010 3:35:55 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: HokieMom; All
I've said it before, and I'll say it again-- Kommander ZerØ's "_residency" is a laughable mixture of:

And "Movin' On Up!"

Unfortunately,


46 posted on 02/09/2010 3:42:46 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: backhoe

The federal government is closed again tomorrow. At least they can sleep in.


47 posted on 02/09/2010 3:59:19 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
The federal government is closed again tomorrow. At least they can sleep in.

As the old saying goes,

"While they are in session, no man's life, money, or property is safe."

Keep 'em shut down, they'll do less harm to the country...

48 posted on 02/09/2010 4:23:44 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: backhoe

Their snow plows are breaking down in DC. They’ve been running 24/7.


49 posted on 02/09/2010 4:26:18 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Jackknife

Wonder how it’s going.


50 posted on 02/09/2010 6:00:47 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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