Friday March 08, 2013
From The Washingtonian
Michelle Obama Spotted at the Howard Theatre for Sweet Honey in the Rock Show
By: Sophie Gilbert
The First Lady is a huge fan of the a cappella gospel group, whom she hosted at the White House in 2009.
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.”
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