by: Angela Santomero | Filed under Parenting

Angela & Mick

Last night I had the privilege of attending “In Performance at the White House: Red,White & Blues” in the East Room of the White House. It was an amazing, star studded celebration of the Blues during Red, White & BluesBlack History Month. Thank you to Dalton Delan, Executive VP & Chief Programming officer at WETA Washington, D.C. for inviting my husband and I to attend such a monumental event. It’s not often that I’m in the front row across from President Obama and the First Lady while being serenaded by B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Keb Mo and many of the best blues musicians in the biz. 

Red, White & BluesWe enjoyed a few cocktails after the show, were handed B.B.King’s guitar pick, rubbed shoulders with an eclectic mix from all facets of life and were free to walk about that section of the White House…until it was evident, from the uniformed Marine trailing behind us, that it was time to go.  I was pinching the little girl from NJ inside of me all night!  Greg and I agreed that this was one of the best nights of our lives.

The special will be broadcast on Monday on PBS stations.  Check it out and catch Mr. President singing the Blues!

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  1. avatar Jeannine says:

    Seriously!!!! First I see you live online last week at The White House. Now you’re styling a fabulous purple number and posing with Mick. What an amazing experience! I’m so glad you and Greg had this opportunity. xo

    • avatar Angela says:

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  2. avatar Sara says:

    This is TOO cool! You go! I can’t wait to see it…

  3. avatar Sue Akins says:

    CONGRATULATIONS ! What a memory ! Hope you took lots of photos !

    Sue Akins
    Author of “Parenting Made Easy – How To Raise Happy Children”

  4. avatar Angela says:

    Tks everyone for the <3 & support! I really appreciate it and enjoy sharing with all of you!!

  5. avatar Alicia says:

    So proud of my big sister and brother!!

  6. avatar DaDa Rocks says:

    Mighty cool — mighty might cool! Congrats!!!!

  7. avatar Tiffany C says:

    WOWZA!! Great photos and sounds like a great event! What an honor to sit accros from President Obama and the First Lady Can’t wait to see it Monday. Great dress, by the way!

  8. avatar Kia says:

    That is amazing Angela!!!! I love the pics…you looked fabulous as usual 🙂

    What an incredible memory you and your husband now share! Congratulations on all that you’ve accomplished that then lead up to being able to be a part of such a special night!

    I’m not kidding when I tell people I want to be like you when I grown up! 🙂

    • avatar Angela says:

      It was tricky deciding between snapping my camera away or to just get lost in it all. I tried to find a happy middle ground somehow.

      Thanks for the kind words Kia but who told you I’m all grown up now?

  9. What a great opportunity!! Congratulations! And, you looked beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

  10. avatar Liz says:

    Wow, what an awesome opportunity, congrats! Will look for the special on PBS. Way to rock a purple dress, btw 😉