Posts Tagged ‘arts

27
Apr
17

From One Queen To Another

24
Apr
17

President Obama On Civic Engagement

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with youth leaders at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago to discuss strategies for community organization and civic engagement in Chicago, Illinois

****

****

 

07
Mar
17

Arts + Activisim

****

Rafi Schwartz

In addition to Chance’s $1 million donation, the rapper announced that his Social Works nonprofit organization would donate an additional $10,000 to individual schools for every $100,000 raised through the group.

As he closed his press conference, Chance made it clear what he expected to come out of his massive donation: political action to benefit the children of Chicago’s public school system.

Repeating a message he’s given several times in the past week, Chance addressed Gov. Rauner directly, telling him simply, “Do your job.”

****

****

22
Sep
16

Arts And Humanities: The President’s Day

22
Sep
16

Chat Away

09
Sep
16

Early Bird Chat: First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Student Poets

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-30-01-pm

****

****

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-28-15-pm

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-25-23-pm

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities poetry reading to honor student poets at the White House

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-28-53-pm

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-27-29-pm

Rapper and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Hip Hop Culture, Q-Tip recite a poem

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-29-37-pm

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-30-55-pm

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-6-26-49-pm

25
May
16

The White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+vjGjBhyDG_ml

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes students and artists to perform during the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show

****

****

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+4BP51bw5eUol

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+RQ0SdS6U2usl

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+LU9wf3cj2lXl

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+2sR9DkLL-lYl

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+oA4da_fSBEvl

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+X1gD1v--LzYl

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+mlPtIU9dcYAl

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+lw6AVD8TyCel

Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Hosts+White+nt8iBqUuzAzl

16
Nov
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

Barack+Obama+Turkey+Hosts+G20+World+Leader+F5IIsb_XSa5l

President Barack Obama speaks to the media during his closing press conference on day two of the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit

****

****

Barack+Obama+Turkey+Hosts+G20+World+Leader+bhAzFG_d3WMl

Barack+Obama+Turkey+Hosts+G20+World+Leader+wnnJqKJpFJEl

Barack+Obama+Turkey+Hosts+G20+World+Leader+RSgC7VLvyc9l

Barack+Obama+Turkey+Hosts+G20+World+Leader+7Jgf6inQ06Hl

Barack+Obama+Turkey+Hosts+G20+World+Leader+rPCSrua2VB0l

(L-R) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius talk during a round table meeting on day two of the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 16, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey

****

First lady Michelle Obama greets Gloria Estefan in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama greets Gloria Estefan in the Diplomatic Room of the White House during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs

****

****

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about last Friday's attacks in Paris during the Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about last Friday’s attacks in Paris

****

****

First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Behind the first lady at left is composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and right is director Diane Paulus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances with actor Josh Segarra (L) and choreographer Sergio Trujillo (R) during a student workshop honoring the history of Broadway at the White House in Washington November 16, 2015. In the background in white is actress Ana Villafane. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First Lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga” with actor Josh Segarra and choreographer Sergio Trujillo

First lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan's "Conga" in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. She is joined by Sergio Trujillo, Colombian dancer and choreographer, right, and Josh Segarra, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 

10
Sep
15

The President’s Day

****

30
Jul
14

Linda Ronstadt: “Grace and Dignity”

The Diane Rehm Show: Singer Linda Ronstadt on Her Life in Music

DIANE REHM: Thanks for joining us. I’m Diane Rehm. Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt has sold more than 100 million records in her 40-year career. She’s best known for chart-topping hits like “You’re No Good,” “Blue Bayou,” and “When Will I Be Loved?” Ronstadt was the first female artist in popular music history to release four consecutive platinum albums. But last year, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease forced her to stop singing. She’s in Washington D.C. this week, where yesterday she received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.

…. Tell us about that ceremony yesterday and how you felt.

LINDA RONSTADT: Well, I think most artists always will say, I don’t know if you agree with this or not, but I felt like a fraud. You know? I felt surely they’d made a mistake and they would be telling me any minute that, you know, I needed to go home. I was on the wrong list.

….. But otherwise I was delighted. And I am a great fan of President Obama and think he has been a fine president. And I’m very pleased that we’ve got to have someone of his grace and his dignity, which is rare in American culture these days.

REHM: Do you think, in part, it comes from his Hawaiian upbringing?

RONSTADT: Well, he — there’s a beautiful, beautiful ancient culture in the Hawaiian Islands and an old tradition of a lot of diversity. You know, there are Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Okinawan, and they all had to get along. And so there’s a high level of lovely, beautiful manners, you know? People treat each other with respect and courtesy in the islands that you don’t find in the mainland. And I think — and there’s a real gentleness, you know?

Of course people stand up for themselves too. You don’t want to get into a fight with a Hawaiian. Because if you want to push him, he’s a tough guy, you know? But he’ll give you an out before. And I think that he reflects a lot of that. Maybe his background in the Hawaiian Islands…

REHM: He was very warm.

RONSTADT: He was very genuine and he was very present. And I liked that. He was very aware of what was going on around him. We’ve had so many people that have just been, you know, so egotistical or so completely full of themselves they can’t tell what’s going on around them. And I don’t think that’s the case with him. And his wife Mrs. Obama couldn’t be more impressive. My god, she’s beautiful. She’s very beautiful in the photographs…

REHM: Absolutely gorgeous.

RONSTADT: …but she’s 50 times as pretty.

REHM: Totally gorgeous.

RONSTADT: And little looks going back and forth between them, you know? You can tell that that’s a strong relationship. I was very impressed. I expected to be impressed and I was very much more impressed…

 Full transcript here




@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@blog44

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

@Lib_Librarian

@Our4thEstate

@DaRiverZkind

@zizii2

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 38,677,884 hits
May 2017
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031