She might have let go of her U.N.I.T.Y. phase a long time ago, but it looks like Queen Latifah will be reviving her stage presence at the White House this January for its “In Performance at the White House” series.
Queen Latifah will be joining a number of musical performers including Usher, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, and more. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, will not only be in attendance, but will be hosting the PBS special. The latest installment of the “In Performance at the White House” will mark the 50th anniversary of the legislation that created the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment of Humanities.
The series was first brought to the White House in 1978, when the President Carter administration was in office. The series was installed in order to showcase and honor musical talents that have shaped American culture in the nation’s most famous home. The WETA-produced event has previously featured performances from Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, honoring Hispanic music heritage, Motown and Blues, Broadway, and music from the Civil Rights Movement.
Before the evening performances, First Lady Michelle Obama will present a student workshop with guests including MC Lyte and others.