MORNING TEA: Patti LaBelle Brought the White House Down

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As we reported earlier this week, Philly soul queens Patti LaBelle and Jill Scott performed at the White House last night for Michelle Obama’s “Women of Soul,” an arts workshop for high school and college students. The reviews are in, and it sounds like Miss Patti brought the house down. From AP: “First up in the East Room lineup was LaBelle, with a thundering delivery of ‘Over the Rainbow’ that had the audience on its feet. … [She] had plenty of stories and advice to share with the students, then got them whooping, hooting and swaying with a [song] in the intimate venue of the State Dining Room.”

Scott joined Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae, and Tessanne Chin on a “rollicking” version of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.” The concert streamed live on the White House website, and you can catch it on April 7th when it airs on PBS.


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