When in Rome--or perhaps Argentina. In a recent video, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were filmed dancing the tango at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires.
The theme continued when Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court, introduced opera diva Arroyo. The daughter of a Puerto Rican father and an African-American mother, Arroyo grew up in an unlikely place for a future opera star: New York City's Harlem neighborhood.
On Thursday, jazz pianist/composer Herbie Hancock and operatic soprano Martina Arroyo were named as recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors--one of the United States' top cultural awards.
Citing the power of artists and academics to open minds, President Barack Obama on Wednesday awarded 24 medals to people including 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas and writer Joan Didion who he said touched his life and the lives of Americans.
The White House has formally announced that President Barack Obama will award world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal.
On Friday evening, under the baton of Thomas Wilkins and the Omaha Symphony, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performed the first movement (and just the first-movement-only) of the much loved Piano Concerto in A Minor.
Yesterday, President Obama led a memorial service for the city of Boston at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. By all acounts, "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" was quite an emotional tribute wherein the President of the United States vowed that Boston would indeed finish the race.