Friday, February 27, 2009

FINALLY - First Family of Arts Lovers

Ladies and Gentlemen - We here at A Liberal's Libretto apologize for the recent silence. But, we are finally and officially relocating back to the NYC and it took this week to get everything packed, loaded and on it's way. I know, you were losing sleep, weren't you?

On to more important news:

It seems that not only have we elected a president that is actually putting the steps in place to help change the course of our country for the better. But, it would seem that we have also elected a president who's family enjoys and supports the arts. Barack and Michelle Obama and their daughters spent a recent Friday night in the presidential box at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They were there to take in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Imagine that, a first family that is out and about... and not only were they with a crowd of people who were not pre-screened, but they were actually watching something artistic. The Culture Monster for the LA Times wrote:
"... in a capital where every presidential inflection and turn of phrase is parsed for glimmers of meaning, that front-and-center display of enthusiasm for one of the “high” or “classic” arts boomed like a 21-gun salute. It fed increasing hopes among arts advocates that the Obamas would generate a greater buzz for the arts simply by smiling in theater seats or strolling through museum galleries."

Photos: From left, President and Mrs. Obama wave to the audience at the Ailey performance; Sasha Obama and her father at the Kennedy Center to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Credits: Joshua Roberts / Getty Images

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