President Barack Obama introduced his “date” and “dance partner,” Michelle Obama, at the Commander-in-Chief Ball last night in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The crowd roared their approval.
At a storied Washington stage for royals, rock stars and world leaders, a former Federal Reserve chairman and New York congressman joined a book-launching party for a tome about the British ambassador’s American home.
“Don’t get it twisted. Me and the girls did it first,” announced Patti LaBelle last night before belting out “Lady Marmalade,” the 1974 hit she performed with girl group Labelle, popularized since in karaoke clubs and by a cadre of younger artists.
At a museum near the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago, 700 guests sampled bratwurst and vodka and watched the Olympics on a mammoth screen. From the second floor, Comcast Corp.’s David Cohen addressed the crowd, which included the Russian ambassador and a White House official.