The New York Times is reporting about a pretty sweet event tonight at the White House. Rachel Swarns writes:
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. It is part of an effort by the Obamas to open up the White House and celebrate the country’s diverse art scenes. The event, which is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m., will be shown live at www.whitehouse.gov.
Awesome. Lin-Manuel Miranda is class of ’02 and Ayelet Waldman is class of ’86. Wish I could be there for that event! Possibly worth watching online in 2 hours.