Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Poems on Pennsylvania Avenue

Just in case you're feeling the need for more culture in your life:

"On tap at the White House on Tuesday night? A poetry jam — with smooth jazz, cool verses and spoken word. The literary and musical event in the East Room will include the actor James Earl Jones, the writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman (who are husband and wife), the jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding and the pianist Eric Lewis. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and starred in “In the Heights,” the Broadway musical that won a Tony last year, will also perform."

And you can watch live on your very own internet. I guess Elizabeth Alexander wasn't available.


Jordan said...

I like Obama
He's a coooooool cat
He'll fix the world
George Bush doesn't care about black people!

Thank you

G. R. said...

Obama spoke in our town.
Hundreds of people gathered around.
His words were intense,
but didn't make sense,
'Cause the teleprompter went down.