Bernie Becker reports in a New York Times blog entry yesterday (6/11), “Now that First Lady Michelle Obama has returned to the United States, she plans to kick off a new music series next week, according to the White House. The first installment, set for Monday, will feature members of the Marsalis family (father Ellis and two of his sons, Wynton and Branford), who will play jazz for about 150 students. The White House also said that country and classical events will be scheduled. Since she moved into the White House, Mrs. Obama has placed quite an emphasis on the arts, including hosting a poetry jam in May. While in Paris recently, the Obama family went to Centre Pompidou, a modern art museum.”

Posted June 12, 2009