January 21, 2017

Saturday Afternoon Thread: Love and Happiness

Watch the final White House concert hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama: BET's Love and Happiness. … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread: A Celebration of American Poetry at the White House

Remember this?? Heh. In 2011, the President and First Lady welcomed accomplished poets, musicians, artists and students from across the country to the White House for a celebration of American poetry and prose. Artists that … [Read more...]

Thursday Evening Thread: In Performance at the White House – Fiesta Latina

“In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina” was a concert hosted by the President and Mrs. Obama on the South Lawn of the White House and broadcast by PBS. The program included Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, José … [Read more...]

Thursday Afternoon Thread: In Performance at the White House – The Motown Sound

“The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” event held in celebration of Black History Month and the legacy of Motown, the distinctive soul-infused pop music sound, style and presentation that was born in Detroit and embodied by the Motown … [Read more...]

Wednesday Evening Thread: In Performance at the White House – Salute to Ray Charles

"Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House" showcased an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of the legacy of iconic singer, songwriter, composer and musician Ray Charles. The … [Read more...]

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: In Performance at the White House – Women of Soul

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” was a celebration of American women artists whose work left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture, across Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll. The event, … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: In Performance at the White House – In the Gospel Tradition

“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” showcased a canon of American music that cuts across the boundaries of race and class to provide comfort and inspiration to its listeners. Gospel music has also been a foundation upon which … [Read more...]