President and Mrs. Obama to Host Poetry, Prose, Music and Politics at White House

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Aimee Mann and Jill Scott will perform tonight at White House

President Obama and Mrs. Obama are hosting a night to celebrate American poetry and music. Joining in a night of poetry, prose, music and politics at the White House tonight are former US poet laureates Billy Collins and Rita Dove, poet Elizabeth Alexander, hip-hop artist Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. aka "Common", poet and artist Kenneth Goldsmith, performance artist Alison Knowles, and singer/songwriters Jill Scott and Aimee Mann.

The White House says the first lady will also hold an afternoon workshop for students from across the country so they can learn from some of the night's performers. JTMP will post any videos of the event, so please check back.

 

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