Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Obama's First State Dinner features Jazz Singer Kurt Elling

Guests to President and Mrs. Obama's first state dinner honoring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Gursharan Kaur were entertained by a mélange of musical entertainment.  The evening included performances by the National Symphony Orchestra; the Oscar winning star of Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson; A. R. Rahman, the Indian composer who wrote the score to the movie Slumdog Millionaire and jazz singer Kurt Elling, who is well known to Center audiences.  Elling returns to the Center April 24th as part of the all star Monterrey Jazz Festival on Tour.

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