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White House Private Party DJ Revealed: Surprise, It's President Obama

White House Private Party DJ Revealed: Surprise, It's President Obama

Originally posted 12/20/2014 10:45AM

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the POTUS dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive PEOPLE interview.

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Five Things We Learned at the Kennedy Center Honors

Five Things We Learned at the Kennedy Center Honors

Originally posted 12/08/2014 08:40AM

Starting with the startling fact that all the celebrities participating in Sunday night's The Kennedy Center Honors – from Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga to Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg – "come on their own dime," according to the gala's producer, this year's Honors was packed with things that make you go hmmm.

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Robin Thicke Sends Musical Message to Paula Patton: 'Let's Stay Together'

Robin Thicke Sends Musical Message to Paula Patton: 'Let's Stay Together'

Originally posted 03/03/2014 05:15PM

In words and song, Robin Thicke is still trying to woo back wife Paula Patton.

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President Obama Sings Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together'

Originally posted 01/20/2012 10:35AM



Bill Clinton blasted a mean sax, Harry Truman and Richard Nixon tickled the ivories, Andrew Jackson strummed the banjo, and John Quincy Adams tooted the flute – only not very well, according to his Harvard classmates.

Thursday night, the current occupant of the White House, President Barack Obama, showed off his own musical skills by delivering a surprise serenade during a campaign fundraiser at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater.

With the song's originator, the Rev. Al Green, in the audience, the Chief Executive vocalized a few bars of "Let's Stay Together."

"I told you I was going to do it," Obama said after singing. "Sandman did not come out," he added, referring to the late Howard "Sandman" Sims, the vaudeville tap-dancer who would give the hook to unpopular acts on Showtime at the Apollo's amateur nights.

The crowd ate it up. But do you?

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