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Obama: We’ll Have Jazz at the White House

Barack ObamaPresident-elect Barack Obama appeared on NBC’s weekly Sunday-morning program Meet the Press yesterday and gave indication that we’ll be seeing more jazz performances at the White House after he takes office:

The president-elect said his administration is interested in “elevating science once again, and having lectures in the White House where people are talking about traveling to the stars or breaking down atoms, inspiring our youth to get a sense of what discovery is all about.”

“Thinking about the diversity of our culture and inviting jazz musicians and classical musicians and poetry readings in the White House so that once again we appreciate this incredible tapestry that’s America,” he said.

“Historically, what has always brought us through hard times is that national character, that sense of optimism, that willingness to look forward, that sense that better days are ahead,” Obama said. “I think that our art and our culture, our science—you know, that’s the essence of what makes America special, and we want to project that as much as possible in the White House.”

More here via Politico.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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  • http://jazz88s.blogspot.com/ Marc Davis

    As long as it’s not a certain ex-President and his sax.

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