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Michelle Obama Spotted at the Howard Theatre for Sweet Honey in the Rock Show
The First Lady is a huge fan of the a cappella gospel group, whom she hosted at the White House in 2009. By Sophie Gilbert
Comments () | Published March 8, 2013

The Howard Theatre hasn’t even been open a year since its $29 million renovation, but the venue can already boast two visits from Washington’s most popular cultural patron, Michelle Obama. The First Lady stopped by the theater last night for the second time in 2013 to take in a show by Grammy-winning gospel group Sweet Honey in the Rock.

FLOTUS has long been a fan of the all-female, a cappella troupe, whom she described as “one of my favorite groups in the whole wide world” at a performance at the White House in February 2009, praising them for their commitment to “the African-American tradition of using music and song to advance freedom and social justice.”

At last night’s show, where she was spotted wearing a blue blazer and black pants, Mrs. Obama was accompanied by her mother, Marian Robinson, special adviser to the president Valerie Jarrett, and Dr. Sharon Malone, the wife of Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as six others.


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  • Cee ellem

    It was a grand surprise and we are beyond thrilled and honored
    Thanks to everyone who made it all happen esp. First Lady Michelle Obama
    And as an fyi. SWEET HONEY is not a gospel group. We are an acapella ensemble
    And used a trio of jazz musicians for this special concert called. TRIBUTE.
    this is a great article. Well written and informative. Thanks so much for the
    Shout out!

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